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CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

OBITUARIES

(Surnames beginning with A through E)

PUBLISHED IN LOCAL AREA NEWSPAPERS

 

COMPILED BY BRENDA HUNTLEY AND DEBBIE YATES

2003 - 2008


 

NWA (Northwest Arkansas) Online, Springdale,Rogers,Bentonville,Fayetteville, April 18, 2003

NELL AARON, 72, of Batesville died April 16, 2003, at her home. She was born April 15, 1931, in Corinth, Miss., to Vernon and Vivian I. Briggs Felker. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the White River Medical Center Auxiliary board of directors, and she had donated more than 5,600 hours to the auxiliary. She was a volunteer for the White River Area Agency on Aging, the Independence County Senior Citizens Program and the North Arkansas Human Services System. She had been named the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association's Volunteer of the Year. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Aaron; one son, Tony Aaron of Marion; two daughters, Vivian Lamb of Batesville and Susan Alpe of Crawfordsville; her mother of Crawfordsville; one brother, Mark Felker of Crawfordsville; one sister, Peggy Boyd of Crawfordsville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services were held April 18 at West Baptist Church with Ron Taylor and Bill Canary officiating. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 2, 2004

WILLIAM J. ABBOTT of West Memphis died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Abbott, 79, a retired truck driver for Boisie Cascade, was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a Mason with the Jackson, Tenn. Lodge, and a member of Ingram Blvd. Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Bertie Abbott; two daughters, Phyllis Judkins and Billie Smith, both of West Memphis, and three grandchildren.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 2003

JEFF ABLE, 96, a retired farmer of Earle (and stepfather of EHS classmates), died August 24, 2002 at his home in Earle. Services were August 27 at Roller-Citizens Chapel in West Memphis. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of the Earle First Assembly of God Church and the Blackfish Lions Club, and a past member of the St. Francis County Farm Bureau and SFC Farmers Co-op. He was the widower of Clara Lorene Able and the husband of Stella May Forrester Able. He also leaves two stepdaughters; Betty Jo Forrester Smith, classmate of ’57, of Jacksonville, FL, and Marie Forrester Almond, of Russellville, AR, classmate of ’55 of Cherokee Village, AR; 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, August 10, 2003

FRANKIE EDWARD ADAMS, 79, of West Memphis, retired maintenance worker from Davis Manufacturing, died Friday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Adams, the widower of Beatrice Faye Adams, leaves a daughter, Dorcas Adams of West Memphis; two sons, Mark Edward Adams of Olla, La., and Travis Adams of Seymour, Tenn., and two grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, December 3, 2003

JOHN C. ADAMS, 85, of Paragould died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at his residence. Born in Paden, Miss., he received a Purple Heart for his service in the Army during World War II. He had lived in the Paragould and Jonesboro areas for the last 30 years and was retired from construction work and from Memphis Hardwood Floors. Survivors include his wife, Ann Edwards Adams of the home; a son, James Adams of Cabot; four daughters, Brenda Moore of Paragould, Vaunda Wilson of Oak Grove Heights, Annette Trolinger of Marmaduke and Bonnie Adams of Jonesboro; a brother, Ed Adams of Tishomingo, Miss.; a sister, Inez Sappington of Booneville, Miss.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, with Victor Eskew officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Trolinger, Bill Moore Jr., Bill Moore Sr., Shannon Chipman, James Adams and Donald Trolinger. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

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JIMMY FLOYD "Pudney" "Choo Choo" ALEXANDER, SR., 8/2/1953 - 11/6/2005, 52, of Bentonia, MS passed away Sunday, November 6, 2005 at his home in Bentonia.  Mr. Alexander, a Carpenter, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Satartia, MS.  He is survived by his wife, Ann (Melton)Alexander of Bentonia, MS; four sons, Jimmy Floyd Alexander, Jr of Proctor, AR, Randy Dale Alexander of Stuart, FL, Justin Floyd Smith of Parkin, AR, Jeremy James Smith of Parkin, AR; two daughters, Mary Louise Alexander of Hughes, AR, Wendy Alexander Stopper of Stuart, FL; step-daughter, T. J. Tacito of Bentonia, MS; two step-sons, Brian Harrison of Caraway, AR, Lee Tacito of Marion, AR; father, Marvin Ernest Alexander of Parkin, AR; three sisters, Virginia Stephens, Francis Harris , Evelyn Blaylock all of Parkin, AR; two brothers, Ernest Alexander of Earle, AR, Charles Alexander of Parkin, AR and nineteen grandchildren..  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ometa (Swinney), brothers, Thomas Alexander and Carlos Alexander.  Interment Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, AR.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 5, 2004

PATTY JUNE ALFORD of West Memphis died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Alford, 63, a retired telephone operator for AT&T, was a member of First Christian Church in West Memphis. She leaves her husband, Frank D. Alford; a son, Mitch Alford of Marion, and three grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, July 20, 2005

JAMES 'JIM' ALLENSWORTH, JR., WEST MEMPHIS -- James "Jim" Allensworth Jr., 71, of West Memphis died Monday, July 18, at his home. A veteran of the Marine Corps, he was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Sue Allensworth of the home; two sons, Jim Allensworth III of Paragould and Rich Allensworth of Rogers; one daughter, Susan Throesch of Jonesboro; two sisters, Opal Clifton of Colbert, Okla., and Judi Pennington of Venice, Fla.; two brothers, Bill Allensworth of Proctor and Troy Allensworth of Memphis; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil James Sr. and Inez Allensworth. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, with Kent Williams officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 26, 1986
ALGER ALLRED, 76, of Joiner, retired janitor and bus driver, died yesterday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at 
Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Allred was a Baptist. He leaves his 
wife, Mrs. Elsie Allred; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Margaret Coffman and a son, R.H. Allred, both of Joiner; a sister, Mrs. Mildred 
Savage of Tyronza; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 15, 2004

KARISSA ANNE ALMEDA, infant daughter of Amanda and Nicholas Adrian Almeda of West Memphis died Saturday at Methodist-Germantown Hospital. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Baby Almeda also leaves a sister, Taylor Renee Almeda of Olive Branch, Miss.; her grandparents, John Odom of Malvern, John and Susan Almeda of West Memphis and Cheryl and Randy Yiengst of Little Rock, and her great-grandparents, Esther McKenzie of Warren, Sarah McAllister of Hot Springs, Doris and Gerald Henderson of West Helena and Kathleen E. Almeda of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to Methodist-Germantown Hospital Labor and Delivery.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, July 22, 2005

Former Marked Tree resident MARY LAWSON ANDREWS died at her home in Turrell on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the age of 86. Andrews was a former long time employee of John & Frank Drug Store and Schonbergers in Marked Tree. She was retired from the Turrell School District. During World War II, Andrews worked in Memphis with an Army supplier and volunteered at the Memphis USO. Services were held at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with the Reverend Carroll Evans  officiating. Her nephew Bill Lawson delivered the eulogy. Internment was in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Andrews was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Lawson of Marked Tree; two brothers, Turman and Jessie Lawson, both of Marked Tree; and two sisters, Linnie Angel of Marked Tree and Lillian Haynes of Gilmore. She is survived by her husband of nearly fifty years, Robert Andrews, of Turrell and by her daughter, Rosemary Andrews, a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Memphis. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Iva Lawson; her nieces Pat Dailey, Barbara Moise and Jean Hubbard, all of Marked Tree, Lynn Lawson of Jonesboro and Joyce Green of Earle. Nephews are Thomas Lawson of Marion, Sam Lawson of Memphis and Bill Lawson of North Little Rock.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, August 20, 2003

EVELYN ANNIS, 82, of Earle, Ark., homemaker, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. She was a member of West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, the Earle Garden Club and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Annis, the widow of Harold V. Annis, leaves a son, David Annis of Earle; two sisters, Rosie Gibson of Brandon, Miss., and Rebecca Meredith of Plainview, Ill., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 2002

MARTHA FRANCES WILSON ANNIS, 81, (class of ’40), a homemaker of Memphis died December 5, 2001 at Baptist Memorial Hospital east in Memphis. She was the widow of James D. Annis. Graveside services were December 7 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a sister to Bonnie Wilson (Mrs. Billy) Crenshaw, class of ’59. She also leaves 2 daughters, a son, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bonnie married Billy Crenshaw, class of ’57.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2000

GARRY ALLEN ARMSTRONG, 54, (classmate of ’67), of Marion, a deputy sheriff for Crittenden County, died November 15 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.  Services were November 19 at First United Pentecostal Church in West Memphis, where he was a member.  Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He leaves his wife, Gloria Frazer Armstrong of Marion three step-daughters; four sons, one sister, Carolyn Armstrong, class of ’67, of West Palm Beach, FL, two brothers: Ed Armstrong, classmate of ’60, of West Memphis, and Sam Armstrong, class of ’63, of Forrest City, and 7 grandchildren.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2004

WANDA SUMPTER ARMSTRONG, 72, (class of ’51), a retired Earle State Bank teller, died June 29, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were June 30 at Roller-Citizens Chapel in West Memphis and burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of the Marion Church of God. Besides her husband, Curtiss Armstrong, she leaves a son, Dederick of Marion, a sister Edith Sumpter Clifford, or Green Acres, FL, and a brother Clell Sumpter of Lorain, OH.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 21, 2003

SAMUEL LEE ASHWORTH, 53, of Hughes, Ark., former farmer and teacher at Hughes High School, died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of Hughes First Baptist Church and the Hughes Hunting Club, was a former Arkansas State Trap Shoot champion and a graduate of Arkansas State University. He leaves his father, Sam G. Ashworth of Hughes, and two sisters, Sherry Ashworth Dodd of Horseshoe Lake, Ark., and Patsy Baldridge Bedford of Springdale, Ark. The family requests that memorials be sent to Union Mission or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, September 1998

VIRGINIA MAE RODGERS ATKINS, (Mrs. Howard Atkins), 74, (class of ’41), of Earle, died September 3rd, 1998 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Earle Baptist church.  She is survived by her husband, Howard Atkins, Sr., class of ’41; her daughter, Delinda, class of ’71, now Mrs. Ronnie Cothran of Wynne; three sons: Mark, of Little Rock; Roger, class of ’64 of West Memphis and Howard, Jr., class of ’62 of Little Rock; and seven grandchildren. She was buried at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, May 19, 2005

JUANITA AYERS, 86, of Joiner died Wednesday, May 4 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a home maker and was a member of Whitton Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Laquita Price of Tyronza and one sister, Virginia Tidwell of Joiner. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. L. Ayers. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Crittenden Memorial Park.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2001

JAMES ASBERRY BAGWELL, 89, a farmer, of Edmondson, AR, died at his home November 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Martha A. Bagwell, and a daughter, Martha Anne Weaver, both of Edmondson; a son, Jim Bagwell, Jr., of Blytheville; a sister, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were November 5 at the 1st United Methodist Church of West Memphis, where he was a member. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial. At EHS, Mrs. Bagwell taught Junior High English in 1948, Science in ’50-’51, and Home Economics in 1952.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 2003

MARTHA A. BAGWELL, 86, of Edmondson, AR, died January 4, 2003 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She taught, English, Science, and Home Economics during her 1948-51 tenure at EHS and was a member of the Earle Methodist Church at that time. She later taught in West Memphis. She was an avid artist in oil paintings. Services were January 6 at the 1st United Methodist Church in West Memphis, where she was a member at the time of her death and had taught Sunday School an Bible Study there. She also held memberships in the Altrusa Club, AEA, NEA, and AVA, and had been President of the Arkansas Home Economics Board of Education. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. The widow of J. A. Bagwell, she leaves a daughter, Martha Anne Weaver of Edmondson, a son, James A. Bagwell, Jr. of Blytheville, a brother, Gene Boswell of St. Louis, three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 12, 2004

CAROL NEVILL BAILEY of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Bailey, 45, a homemaker, was an amateur ham radio operator, a weather watcher for the National Weather Service and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Henry Bailey Jr.; a son, Henry Bailey III of Memphis; her mother, Mary Lucille Nevill of Memphis and a brother, Gene Nevill Jr. of Memphis.

 

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FAVA ETTA (HILLIARD) BAILEY, 4/26/1927 - 11/9/2005, 78, of Wynne, AR passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Mrs. Bailey, a retired Nurse, was of the Baptist Faith.  She is survived by one son, E. J. Bailey of Wynne, AR; two sisters, Agnes Polland of Michigan and Louise Hubbard of Whitehall, AR; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bailey, daughter, Earlene Clark, parents Elbert  and Maud (Robertson) Hilliard, sister, Pauline Wells, brothers Robert Hilliard and Lamond Hillard. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN or the American Cancer Society.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 1999

ADALENE ASHBY BAKER (Classmate of 43), 75, of West Memphis, died February 28, 1999 of heart failure at the Johnson-Hobson Nursing Home in Marion.  Her husband, W. F. ‘Pete’ Baker, who had been an employee of People’s Mercantile and Implement Company of Earle and West Memphis. PMI sold the West Memphis store to the Barton’s in the 60’s and they moved it to Marion to operate as Crittenden Implement Company. Pete died some years ago after retiring.  EHS records show an Elton Ashby, class of ’40, now deceased, and an Oran Ashby, classmate of ’46. No further details are available at this time.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2000

EARLINE BROWN BAKER (Mrs. Bob Baker), 73, (class of ’46), homemaker, died Saturday, September 2 at Johnson-Hobson Health Care Center in Marion after a stroke that she suffered a few months earlier.  Services were Monday, September 4 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion.  She was a member of the Earle Baptist church.  Survivors include her husband, Robert S. “Bob” Baker, class of ’46 and two daughters: Bobbie Baker Gammill, class of ’74, of Marion; and Susan Baker Greer of Memphis and two grandchildren.  Bobbie married Bob Gammill, class of ’74.  Susan married Pat Greer.

 

The Johnston County Graphic, March 16, 2003

MRS. EULA HANSEN BAKER, 88, of West Memphis, formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a practical nurse, member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in West Memphis, and widow of Alton C. Baker. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Joe E. and Marge Baker of West Memphis; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in West Memphis. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Memorials may be made to St. Michaels Catholic Church in West Memphis.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, January 6, 2004

FLOYD ROBERT “BOB” BAKER, 84, of Blytheville died Monday, Jan. 4, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Formerly of West Memphis, he was a member of West Memphis Baptist Church and a life member of Marion-West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5225. Survivors include three sons, Steve Baker of Jonesboro, O.D. Baker of Marion and David Baker of Napa, Calif.; two daughters, Pamela Drake of Memphis and Leah Crawford of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Ruth Brock of West Palm Beach, Fla., Betty Jean Jackson of Evansville, Ind., Mary Margaret McCall of Washington, Ind., and Esther Hendrick of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Wilbur Baker of Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Baker, and his parents. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at West Memphis First Baptist Church, with Steve Smith, Max Briley and Marc Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Pallbearers will be David Baker, Steve Baker, O.D. Baker, Shane Baker, Matthew Drake, Wes Crawford, Rob Crawford and Tim Crawford. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Life Action Ministries, P.O. Box 31, Niles, Mich., designated for Corkie Drake, or North 10th Street Baptist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, October 19, 2005

W. T. BAKER, JR., 86, of Horseshoe Lake, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005 at Overton Park Health Care Center in Memphis. Services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 20 at Roller-Citizens Chapel. Interment at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, AR. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 870-735-1000

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2000

WALTER IRBY “SONNY” BAKER, JR., 77, (class of ’44), of Earle died Tuesday, October 10 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.  Graveside services were Friday, October 13 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Sonny, of the Baptist faith, had been a mechanic for years at he old Earle Motor Company, the Ford dealership owned by Luther Wallin, Bert Dickey, and later Frank Stalcup.  Until his retirement, he had been a bus mechanic for the Earle School District.  He was a member of the Marion-West Memphis VFW Post 8225. His wife, Frances “Nicky” Norman Baker, class of ’44, preceded him in death.  He is survived by one sister, Beverly Baker Davis, of Sardis, MS, and two brothers: Johnny Baker, classmate of ’50, of Mountain Home, AR and Bill Baker, class of ’52, of Greenbriar, AR.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 1, 2004

POSQUINA BARI BALDI of Meridian, Idaho, formerly of Marion, died Saturday at Beehive Homes. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Baldi, 92, a homemaker, was a member of Apostolic Bible Church in Meridian. The widow of Celeste Baldi, she leaves three daughters, Kathryn Mascroft of Meridian, Teresa Franks of Princeton, West Va., and Mary Ann Cabellero of River Ridge, La.; two sons, David Baldi of Jackson, Miss., and John Baldi of Lakeland, Tenn.; a sister, Lena Sago of Lebanon, Ore.; a brother, Vince Bari Jr. of Marion, and 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 23, 2003

NOVELLE 'BETTY' BARATTI, 90, of Marion, Ark., homemaker, died Monday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of West Memphis First Assembly of God. Mrs. Baratti, the widow of John L. Baratti, leaves a daughter, Margaret Lavaye Harness of Marion; a sister, Jean Waller of Birmingham, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Assembly of God.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 2, 2003

JESSIE AUGUSTA BARBER, 95, of Greenwood, Miss., homemaker, died Thursday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services will be at noon Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Barber, the widow of Wrid Barber, leaves a daughter, Reba Smith of Greenwood; a sister, Bertha Hudson of Marked Tree, Ark., a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, February 7, 2005

VINCE BARI, JR., 85, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 6, in Jonesboro. He was a self-employed antique furniture refinisher, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Marion Church of God. Survivors include five sons, Richard Bari of Bay City, Texas, Ralph P. Bari of Marion, Tony Bari of Jonesboro, Sidney Bari of Jackson, Tenn., and Sam Bari of West Memphis; a sister, Lena Sage of Lebanon, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo and Virginia Ciuccoli; two sisters; and a brother. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Marion Church of God, with Danny Pankey officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Pallbearers will include Chuck Bari, Mark Bari, Brian Bari, Phillip Bari, Ricky Bari and Michael Bari. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund or Marion Church of God Building Fund.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, January 6, 2004

Funeral services for BETTY JANE BARNES, 77, of Marion, who died Saturday, Jan. 3, will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. The Rev. Daniel Brawner and the Rev. Gwen Hooker will officiate, and burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Active pallbearers will include James Rogers, Rick Rogers, Anthony Milam, Richard Howell and Lawson Brawner. Honorary pallbearers will include Jon Hobsdon and Mark Timmons. She was a member of Barton Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela B. Lampkin of Wynne and Sandra B. Milam of Tyronza; two sisters, Faye Rogers of Wilson and Frances D. Gray of Blytheville; two brothers, J.C. Dresbach Jr. of Flint, Mich., and John A. Dresbach of Bryant; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, F.H. Barnes, and her parents, Jacob C. and Eula Chandler Dresbach. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, August 31, 2004

DOYLE C. BARNES SR., 70, of West Memphis died Sunday, Aug. 29, at his home. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C. Barnes of West Memphis; one son, Doyle C. Barnes Jr. of West Memphis; his mother, Maidell Barnes of West Memphis; one sister, Joyce Chandler of Auburn, Ga.; two brothers, Gerald Barnes of West Memphis and Raymond Barnes of Memphis; and one grandchild, Emily Barnes of West Memphis. He was preceded in death by his father, Vurnes Barnes. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis, with the Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.  Pallbearers will include Glenn McFarland, Randy Shinabery, Nelson Catalina, Randall Barnes, Barry Vescovo and Mike McFarland. Honorary pallbearers will include E.L. Shinabery Jr., Louis Vescovo Sr., Dr. David E. James, Brian Williams, Roosevelt McDaniel and Randy Hale. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 18, 2003

FRANCES JEAN COLE BARNES, 62, of Marion, homemaker, died Sunday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Crawfordsville (Ark.) First Baptist Church. Mrs. Barnes, the wife of James Everett Barnes, also leaves two daughters, Tina Whited of West Memphis and Kathy L. Boswell of Marion; two sons, Howard Barnes of Benton, Ark., and James Barnes of Savannah, Tenn.; her mother, Nina Lorene Cole of Marion; three sisters, Kandy Underwood of West Memphis, and Peggy Cole and Rita Franklin, both of Marion; two brothers, Charles Cole of Marianna, Ark., and J. B. Cole of Crawfordsville, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 15, 2003

JOHNNY LEE BARNES, 57, of Marion, Ark., self-employed electrician, died Saturday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and a Baptist. Mr. Barnes, the husband of Anita Barnes, also leaves a daughter, Stephanie Barnes, and a son, Johnny Lee Barnes Jr., both of Marion; seven sisters, Janie McAllister of West Memphis, Mary Cole of Marianna, Ark., Patsy Simmons of Wynne, Ark., Patricia Graham of Jacksonville, Fla., Frances Johnson of Pensacola, Fla., Linda Blansett of Black Oak, Ark., and Nancy Butler of Heth, Ark.; two brothers, James Barnes of Marion and Wayne Barnes of Heth, and a grandchild.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 6, 2004

MARIAN GEROME BARNETT, 79, of West Memphis, department store supervisor, died Monday at her home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in West Memphis. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. Mrs. Barnett, the wife of James Barnett, also leaves two daughters, Mary Harness of West Memphis and Glenda Green of Moody, Okla.; a son, Charles Edward Barnett, and a sister, Wilma Lucas, both of West Memphis, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First Christian Church.

 

Mississippi County Missouri - John Bartouch

http://www.rootsweb.com/~momissis/family/family-bartouch.htm

ISABELLE BALDWYN BARTOUSH - Burial July  05,  1975,  Crittenden  Memorial Cemetery, Marion, Crittenden Co., Arkansas. 
Documentation also shows Isabell's name to be spelled Baldwyn. Also spelled Baldwin. Was referred to as "Ma" by grandchildren. 
Played the piano by ear. Died from myocardial infarction due to the consequences of artheo scleratic disease (artheosclerosis).
(Heart attack brought on by hardening of the arteries). Died at Crittenden Memorial Hospital at age 75. West Memphis, Crittenden 
Co, AR. Lived at 1037 Park Drive West Memphis, AR. Funeral Service held at Citizens Funeral Home 201 Pine Street, West Memphis, 
AR. Burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Arkansas. More About JOE (Joseph) MARLIN BARTOUSH: Burial July 1975, 
Crittenden Memorial Cemetery, Marion, Crittenden Co., Arkansas

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 7, 2004

WAYNE BARTOUSH of Heth died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mr. Bartoush, 67, an auto body man, was of the Baptist faith. He leaves his wife, Judy Bartoush; two daughters, Denise Allison of Hughes and Morgan Bartoush of Heth; one son, Wayne Bartoush Jr. of Heth, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to the building fund of the First Baptist Church of Hughes.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 20, 2004

MESHACK TAYLOR BASS, infant son of Denise Taylor and Meshack Shackrack Bass of West Memphis, died July 9 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Baby Bass also leaves his grandparents, Dorothy Taylor, Annie Bell Bass and James Ball, all of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 13, 2003

DAVID 'CHICKEN MAN' BAXLEY, 51, of Proctor, Ark., farmer, died Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at West Memphis First Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mr. Baxley, the husband of Denise Marasco Baxley, also leaves a son, Thomas M. Baxley of Proctor; his mother, Lillian B. Shelton of Allen, Texas, and a sister, Cindy Alexander of Blue Ridge, Texas. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Assembly of God.

 

Beasley Obituaries http://www.geocities.com/~rewoodham/beasobit.html  1998

KATY KING BEASLEY of Proctor, Ark. died at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. following an auto accident. She was 58. Katy was the wife of Harold Beasley Sr. She was a member of First Church of Nazarene in West Memphis. She was a homemaker. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark. Survivors include her husband Harold; parents Willard and Christine King Sr., Byhalia, Miss.; daughters Judy Morris, Marion and Teresa Houston, West Memphis; son Harold Beasley Jr., West Memphis; sisters Susan Teed, Marion and Rosemary Summerford, Miss.; brothers Jackie King, West Memphis and Willard King Jr., Byhalia; and 6 grandchildren.

 

SELECTED MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR OBITUARIES, Submitted by: Barbara Brittain Ryals

Osceola Times, Osceola AR, Thursday, February 8, 1996
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DWIGHT WELLINGTON BENNETT, 79, of Joiner died Monday, Feb. 5, 1996 at West Memphis at the home of his daughter. He was a retired farmer of beans and cotton. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Sue LYNCH of Joiner, Beverly Bennett RENNER of Albany, GA, and Patricia HANDLEY of West Memphis; two sons, Billy Gene BENNETT, and Dwight H. BENNETT, both of Joiner; one sister, Virginia McCOLLUM of Batesville; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will follow at the Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 28, 2004

MICHAEL SCOTT BESHEARS of Dresden, Tenn., formerly of West Memphis, died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital, Jackson, Tenn. Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Beshears, 45, a mechanic, was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Debbie Beshears; two sons, Bradley Beshears and Brian Beshears, both of Dresden; his father, Bill Beshears of West Memphis; a sister, Patty Collins of West Memphis, and a brother, Rodney Beshears of Marion.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, September 25, 2003 (submitted by Lou Ann Driver)

TERRY EMORY BESHIRES, 48, of West Memphis, maintenance supervisor for Cargill, died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Jacqueline Annette Beshires; a son, Mark Layne Beshires; a sister, Karen McAteer, and a brother, Michael Wayne Beshires, all of West Memphis, and a grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Calvary Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, September 06, 2003

CARL BENTON BICKERSTAFF, 86, Caldwell farmer, died Thursday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. He was a member of Gladden Baptist Church and the Earle Masonic Lodge. Mr. Bickerstaff, the husband of Lorane Westmoreland Bickerstaff, also leaves two daughters, Martha Jane LaGrone of Caldwell and Jacque Sue Key of Dallas; two sons, Danny Ray Bickerstaff and Samie Carl Bickerstaff, both of Caldwell; a sister, Faye Westmoreland of Olive Branch; a brother, John Martin Bickerstaff of Caldwell, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Roller Citizens Funeral Home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 28, 2003

REBECCA BIDDY, 90, of Parkin, Ark., homemaker, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Parkin First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was past matron of Order of the Eastern Star and member of the Garden Club. Mrs. Biddy, the widow of Rudolph Biddy, leaves a daughter, Judy Biddy Hile of Spring, Texas; a sister, Jean Moss, and a brother, Lovell Maddox, both of Chattanooga, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, July 15, 2005

MYERL R. BIRMINGHAM, 82, of Trumann died Thursday, July 14, at Trumann Health and Rehab Center. Born at Swifton, she lived most of her life at Trumann and Marked Tree. She was a homemaker and was formerly a seamstress and laundromat operator and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include four daughters, Lois Creecy of Trumann, Phillis Whitehurst of Little Rock, Veda Kennedy of Tyronza and Jenny Densmore of Turrell; two sons, Bill Birmingham of Heber Springs and Gerald Franklin Birmingham of Trumann; two sisters, Joline Dunkin of Swifton and Caroline Kidd of Flint, Mich.; a brother, Earl Myers of Swifton; 16 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Richard Birmingham; a daughter, Sharon Creecy; three brothers; a sister; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. John Evans officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, October 5, 2002

CARROLL CLAYTON BLAIR, 70, of Proctor died Thursday, Oct. 3, at his residence. He was an Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post No. 53, president of Steudlein Learning Center and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Greyhound Hall of Fame board and was elected to the Greyhound Hall of Fame. In addition, he also served on the National Greyhound Association Board of Directors. Survivors include his wife, Jenneane R. Blair of Proctor; two sons, Randy Blair of Shorter, Ala., and Rusty Blair of Marion; three daughters, Terie Boyette of Jonesboro, Cathie Blair of Wichita, Kan., and Shanna Formentano of Helena; one brother, Clinton "Buzz" Blair of Kansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren, Michelle Boyette, Blair Boyette, Tara Watson, Corey Blair, Jared Blair, Jenna Blair, Karyn Blair, Case Keefer, Carroll Clayton Keefer, Crystal Blair, Erica Blair, Clint Blair, Christoph Formentano, Stefan Formentano, Holly Blair Formentano, Nicholas Formentano and Noelle Formentano; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill Davis and Thelma Thompson Blair, and one daughter. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Memphis, with the Rev. Eric W. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Greyhound Hall of Fame, 407 South Buckeye Ave., Abilene, Kan. 67401 and Steudlein Learning Center, 207 Balfour, West Memphis 72301.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 7, 2005

HELEN MAE BLEDSOE of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Bledsoe, 91, a retired secretary from Missouri Street Church of Christ, was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ. The widow of Floyd Bledsoe, she leaves a son, Jere Floyd Bledsoe of West Memphis; a sister, June Haggard of Dixon, Calif., and three grandchildren.

 

Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau MO, October 17, 2003, http://www.semissourian.com

NICHOLAS LLOYD BOHNERT, 15 days, of Crawfordsville, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Sept. 30, 2003, in Memphis, son of Kevin and Dona Bohnert. Survivors include his parents of Crawfordsville; a brother, Logan Bohnert of the home; grandparents, Lloyd and Shirley Bohnert of Cape Girardeau, and Hilda Hajek of Tuscaloosa, Ala. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, December 3, 2003

ROBERT WAYNE BOLES SR., 57, of Proctor died Sunday, Nov. 30, at his residence. He was a self-employed grocery store owner and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include one son, Clinton C. Boles of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Betty Boles of Proctor and Reba Sue Jenkins of Louisiana; three sisters, Mary Sue Conner of Selmer, Tenn., Betty Randolf of Clarksville, Tenn., and Shirley Berry of Jonesboro; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with William Watt officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Active pallbearers will be Donald Cordell, Daniel Guzman, Gary Scrape, Clinton Carl Boles, Vernon Jenkins and Shelton Kitchens. Memorials may be made to West Clinic, 100 Humphreys, Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 15, 2003

WALTER RAY BOLES, 55, of Heth, Ark., self-employed owner/operator of Boles Grocery, died Monday at Methodist Healthcare-Germantown. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of Shell Lake Baptist Church. Mr. Boles, the husband of Carolyn Boles, also leaves a daughter, Amy Tuetken of Oelwein, Iowa; a son, Michael Boles of Heth; three sisters, Betty Randolph of Clarksville, Tenn., Mary Sue Conner of Selmer, Tenn., and Shirley Berry of Jonesboro, Ark., and a brother, Robert Boles of Heth. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 19, 2005

MARGUERITE ARNOLD BOWCOCK of West Memphis died Sunday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Bowcock, 88, a homemaker, was a former president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 53 and a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. She leaves several nieces and nephews.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2001

LEROY BOWLING, SR., 81, of Earle, a retired riverboat engineer, died September 22, 2001 at his home. He was a WWII Army veteran, and member of the VFW.  He leaves his wife, Ruby Bowling, one son; Leroy Bowling, Jr. (class of ’74), one granddaughter, and two sisters. Services were at the Earle Baptist Church, where he was a member, on September 25 with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2001

RUBY BOWLING, 71, of Earle, a retired machine operator for Earle Industries, died September 28, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Bowling, Sr., just 6 days earlier. She leaves a son, Leroy Bowling, Jr., one granddaughter, one sister, 3 brothers, and 2 stepsisters. Services were at the Earle Baptist Church, where she was a member, on October 1 with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Leroy Bowling, Jr., class of ’74, married Elizabeth Kosloski, class of ’74.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 25, 2005

TRACI BRAGG of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Miss Bragg, 37, a cashier for Wal-Mart Supercenter in West Memphis and a student at Mid-South Community College, was a member of First Assembly of God Church in West Memphis. She leaves her mother and stepfather, Gale Watters and Leon Jester of Benton; her father and stepmother, Jim and Ann Bragg of Arkadelphia; a sister, Tonya Upperman of Benton, and her grandmother, Jerri Bragg of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Assembly of God Church in West Memphis.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2001

WILLIAM ‘WILLIE’ BRAMUCCI, 74, (father of EHS classmates), a retired farm and auto parts store owner, died November 11, 2001 at his home. He leaves three daughters: Mary Ellen ‘Cissy’ Bramucci Phillips, class of ’69, of Marion, Lisa Bramucci Britton of West Memphis, and Irene Bramucci Fields of Mason, MI, three sons: George Bramucci, class of ’67 of Ozark, AR, Lance Bramucci of Memphis, and Raymond Kielhorn of Evansville, IN; three sisters, and a brother: Joe Bramucci of Earle, 15 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.  Services were November 14 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where he was a member. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, March 10, 2003

Graveside services for WILLIAM PAUL BRAND, 72, of Bono, who died Saturday, March 8, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, will be at 1 p.m. today in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Robby Jones officiating. Born in Tuckerman, he was of the Pentecostal belief and had lived in Bono since 1993. Survivors include his wife, Louise Chappel Brand of the home; one son, Jimmy Brand; one stepson, Michael W. Brady of Jonesboro; one brother, Miron Brand of Ohio; four grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

 

Northeast Arkansas Tribune, Monday, April 28, 2003

WILLIAM PAUL BRAND of Bono died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was 72. He was born June 26, 1930, in Tuckerman. He had lived in Bono since 1993. He was of the Pentecostal belief. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Louise Chappel Brand of the home; a son, Jimmy Brand; a step-son, Michael W. Brady of Jonesboro; a brother, Miron Brand of Ohio; two grandchildren; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 10, 2003, at Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 27, 2003

WILLIAM H. BRAWLEY, 57, of Collierville, retired sales worker, died Saturday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ The Rock Metro Church, where he was a member of Promise Keepers, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Collierville Funeral Home has charge. He was a graduate of Osceola (Ark.) High School. Mr. Brawley, the husband of Carolyn Brawley, also leaves a daughter, Renee Brawley Hebert of Collierville; a son, John Brent Brawley, and a sister, Carolyn Williams, both of Memphis; five brothers, Dickie Brawley and Joe Brawley, both of Little Rock, and Jerry Brawley, Howard Brawley and Mike Brawley, all of Osceola, and a grandson. The family requests that memorials be sent to Christ The Rock Metro Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, August 22, 2003

MEYER BRICK, 84, of Marion, former owner of Brick's Store, died Thursday at Johnson-Hobson Nursing Home in Marion. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. He was a member of the West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Mr. Brick, the husband of Virginia Brick, also leaves a daughter, Allison Brick of Memphis; three sons, Phillip Brick, Steve Brick and David Brick, all of Marion; a sister, Rebecca Press of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and eight grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 11, 2004

VIRGINIA BECK BRICK of Marion died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Brick, 78, was affectionately called "Gin" by her dear friends. Known for welcoming others into her home and being involved with her neighbors, Brick was hired by the late Margaret Woolfolk, former editor of the Evening Times, to write a weekly column entitled "In and Around Marion," a piece she continued for 40 years. "She enjoyed talking to everyone about their families and their events," recalled Brick's son David Brick. "She later wrote about their children's events and travels." Brick was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church, and during her lifetime, volunteered her time in the community, from being an elementary school room mother or Cub Scout den mother to running errands and preparing food for the elderly. She also enjoyed entertaining at her home -- both her friends and her children's friends -- and was known as an outstanding cook and hostess. David continued, "As a mother, she was the ultimate sacrificer, as she always saw to her four children's needs above her own, even as they became adults." In later years, she gave up her passion as a homemaker to assist her husband of 52 years, Meyer Brick, at his store, Brick's, a Marion institution for many years until its closure in 1996. The final years of her life, Brick cared full-time for Meyer, who suffered physical and neurological injuries following an incident at his business. "She was extremely devoted to Dad," said David. "After his attack, she never left his side. She performed his total care for six years to the sacrifice of herself. She has grieved tremendously over the past year since his death." David said that in recent months, her disease took away Mrs. Brick's most valuable asset -- being able to communicate with others. The Brick family will hold visitation at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home on Thursday at 6-8 p.m. Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mrs. Brick leaves a daughter, Allison Brick Hezeau of Memphis; three sons, Steve Brick, Phillip Brick and David Brick, all of Marion; a sister, Nancy Menzies of Memphis; a brother, William M. Beard of Glendale, Ill., and eight grandchildren.  "(Mom) loved Marion and was very proud of its past and history. She will be missed for her sharing and her many memories with others and always doing good deeds," added David. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, May 3, 2004

ROLLAND CLYDE BRICKER, 62, of Marion died Sunday, May 2, at his residence. Born at Wynne, he was a retired steam engineer for Methodist Hospital in Memphis and a Navy veteran. He was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Sanda Ann Bricker of Marion; three sons, Danny Bricker, Wesley Bricker and Maury Bricker, all of Marion; his mother, Elizabeth Rolland Bricker of Brownsville, Tenn.; two sisters, Martha Shull of Brownsville and Alma Harrod of Hermitage; two brothers, James Bricker and Donnie Bricker, both of Adamsville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Talman Bricker. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. The Rev. N. Wayne Clark will officiate. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 2000

TIM MELVIN BROOKS, 50, (class of ’70), of Marion, died November 18, 1999 at his home.  Services were November 22 at Roller-Citizens Chapel and burial at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery.  Tim was a maintenance supervisor at Williamette Industries and a member of the Earle Methodist church.  He was with the Arkansas National Guard and formerly the St. Francis Search & Rescue. He leaves his wife, Mary, of West Memphis, two daughters and a son; his mother, Helen (Brooks) Bounds, of Heth; two sisters, Audry Currie, classmate of ’69 of Heth; and Patsy Winders, class of ’70, of Earle; a brother, Steve Brooks, classmate of ’73, of Parkin; and seven grandchildren.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, February 1, 2002

MARY LISA BROWN, 34, of West Memphis, died Monday, January 28 at her home. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Ingram Boulevard Baptist church in West Memphis. Survivors include her husband, Ronny Brown of West Memphis; two daughters, Andria Hodge of Jacksonville, N.C., and Katie Brown of West Memphis; a son, Jeremy Brown of West Memphis; her parents, Brenda Spencer of West Memphis and Billy Courtney of Lepanto; three sisters, Dawn Deering of West Memphis, Hope Long of Dyess and Heather Ainsworth of Frenchman's Bayou; three brothers, Bill Courtney of Pocahontas, Bill Spencer of West Memphis and Mitchell Courtney of Dyess; and her grand parents, Mary Dollar of West Memphis and Jewell Courtney of Lepanto. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at Ingram Boulevard Baptist Church, with Eugene Ray and Gary Woodard officiating. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Tyronza. Visitation was from 3-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 31, 2003

LOLA P. BUCHANAN, 73, of Mason, Tenn., retired from retail grocery, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller Family Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Buchanan, the widow of Joel C. Buchanan, leaves a son, Keith Buchanan of Mason; three sisters, Donna Byrd of Jacksonville, N.C., Linda Crumley of Wynne, Ark., and Carolyn Beier of West Memphis; a brother, Kenneth Parker of Muscle Shoals, Ala., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, August 31, 2004

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TOLBERT DEXTER BUCHANAN JR., 48, of Memphis, formerly of Crittenden County, fabrication worker for IMC Construction, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Jessie Buchanan of Hernando; his parents, Tolbert David and Wilva Jean Buchanan; two sisters, Belinda Buchanan and Jeanine Buchanan, and a brother, David Buchanan, all of Memphis, and a grandchild.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 23, 2003

JANICE LYNN BULLOCK, 44, of West Memphis, homemaker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Millington. She leaves her mother, Barbara Bullock of West Memphis, and a brother, Don W. Bullock of Millington. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, March 2000

RUBY LIPE BUMB, (Mrs. George H. Bumb), 94, (class of ’25), died January 2, 2000 at a Hot Springs nursing home.  She had been a member of the United Methodist Church of Crawfordsville since 1979. Services were at the Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs, and graveside services were at Crittenden Memorial January 5th.  She leaves a daughter, Genna Phillips of Hot Springs, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 12, 2003

JAMES WILLIAM BURCH, 87, of Marion, bookkeeper for Bruins Plantation, died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, a member of Marion First Baptist Church and former deacon and treasurer for Hughes (Ark.) First Baptist Church. Mr. Burch, the husband of Mary Lou Ryan Burch, also leaves a daughter, Jane Burch Darnall of Marion; two sons, James W. Burch Jr. of Marion and David Ryan Burch of Los Angeles; a brother, Clarence Burch of Memphis, and three grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, August 2001

WILLIAM B. “BILL” BURCH, 73, a retired farmer of Hughes, died August 11, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Central in Memphis. Services were August 13th at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis and burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was Chairman of the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church of Hughes, a member o the Lion’s Club and the Masons. Mr. Burch was an Army Veteran and a former Hughes city councilman. Besides his wife (Joanne Magness Burch, class of ’48), he leaves a daughter, Blayne Burch of West Memphis; two sons, Bryan Burch of Little Rock and Barry Burch of Searcy, and five grandchildren.

 

Times Herald, Forrest City AR, November 18, 2005

Mr. THOMAS TRAVIS BURKHART, age 75, of Forrest City and formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at his home. Mr. Burkhart was a retired fire chief for the City of West Memphis and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Memphis and is survived by his wife, Julia Burkhart of Forrest City; a daughter, Deborah Eddie of West Memphis; a son, Thomas Alan Burkhart of West Memphis; two step-daughters, Marcelle Duffel of Morrilton and Joann Gill of Hernando, Miss.; three step-sons, Rusty Langley of West Memphis, Alan Langley of Hernando, Miss., and John Langley of Forrest City; two sisters, Wanda Cox of Tustin, Calif., and May Ann Goss of Carthridge, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Burkhart will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. The family requests memorials be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Friends and family may also sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, August 2003

RUDOLPH BURNS, 76, former manager of the Ark-La Gas Company of Earle, died March 14, 2003 at his home in Earle.  He was a Baptist, and had been a member of the Earle Rotary Club, and the Jaycees.  Services were at the Earle Baptist Church March 17, and burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  He leaves his wife, Jean Burns; a stepdaughter, Peggy Singleton Praise (classmate of ’72), of Branford, CT; a stepson, Robert Singleton (class of ’68), of Marion; two sons: Stan Burns (classmate of ’69), of Anderson, MO and Rudy Burns of Little Rock; two sisters: Janie Burns Hanner (class of ’47), of Land of Lakes, FL, and Earnestine Burns Faulkner, of Texarkana; four brothers: Carl Burns of West Memphis, Olan Burns (class of ’53), of Malvern, Vernon burns (class of ’52), of Alexander City, AL, and Clarence ‘Buddy’ Burns (class of ’50), of Homa, LA; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 22, 2005

BETTY JO BURROW of West Memphis died Sunday at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Burrow, 71, a retired secretary for Ernst and Young Accounting, was a member of First Presbyterian Church of West Memphis. She leaves her husband, D.H. Burrow; a daughter, Lisa Majors of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Carol Hudgins of Drummonds, Tenn.; a stepson, Charles Burrow of San Antonio, Texas, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

The Sun, Jonesboro AR, February 26, 2008

EARL H. BURROW SR., 88, of Griffithville, formerly of Crittenden County, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at his residence in Griffithville. He was retired from farming and was preceded in death by his son, Earl Burrow Jr. He is survived by his wife, Jean Burrow of Griffithville; two sons, Rodney Burrow of Quitman and Larry “Butch” Burrow of Smithville; one daughter, Sallye Sue King of West Memphis; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the Wayland Spring Camp. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30-2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home at West Memphis. The graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion with interment following. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, September 5, 2002

MORGAN GABRIELLE BUTLER, 5 years, of West Memphis died Sept. 1, 2002 at St. Jude Children's Hospital. The funeral was at noon today, Sept. 5, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park. Visitation was held at the funeral home. She is survived by her father, Donald C. "Duke" Butler, Jr. of West Memphis; her mother and step-father, Casey and Hart Brier of West Memphis; a sister, Carlee Brooke Butler of West Memphis; her paternal grandmother Emily Butler of West Memphis and maternal grandparents, Richard and Tami Hooker of Marked Tree and Marie Sutton of Marion. She was preceded in death by a grandparent, Don Butler. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 15, 2004

NORVEL BYERS of Springdale, formerly of West Memphis, died Thursday at his home. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will follow at 11 a.m. in Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Byers, 83, a retired welder for Cargill Industries, was a Baptist and a Mason. The widower of Jerry Elizabeth Byers, he leaves two daughters, Kathryn Babb of Maumelle and Gloria Bohannan of Springdale; a son, Freddie Byers of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Evelyn Byers of Mississippi; three brothers, Melvin Byers of Waterford, Miss., J.R. Byers of Byhalia, Miss., and Arthur Byers of Mississippi, eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 5, 2004

LESLIE "GUY" BYFORD of Proctor died Friday in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Byford, 77, a farmer, was an Army veteran, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in West Memphis, West Memphis First Baptist Church and president of the Cigarette Bar Hunting Club in Clarkedale. He leaves his wife, Katherine Byford; two daughters, Charlene "Charvie" Gordon of Monroe, La., and Dorothy Jane Turner of Oxford, Miss.; a son, Leslie Guy Byford of Proctor, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 25, 2003

ESSIE JANE BYRD, 81, of Memphis, owner/operator of Essie's Restaurant & Lounge, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Byrd, the widow of Boyce Byrd, leaves three daughters, Jean Kettler, Cindy Staggs and Elizabeth Thompson, all of Memphis; a son, Boyce Byrd Jr. of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Ossie Riles of Bastrop, La., and Bernice Wyman of Magnolia, Ark., nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, October 27, 2003

BETTY LYNN BYRD, 71, of Sunflower, Miss., died Saturday, Oct. 25, at her home. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Indianola, Miss. Survivors include three sons, Gary Byrd of Marion, Tim Byrd and Brian Byrd, both of Sunflower; four daughters, Jackie Plunkett of Marion, Jerre Jordan of West Memphis, Terri Jones of Ridgeland, Miss., and Faye Easley of West Memphis; four sisters, Goldie Heath of Jonesboro, Myrtle Norwood of Portland, Ore., Gatha Matlock of Pensacola, Fla., and Emilbra Norwood of Wauchula, Fla.; one brother, Lonnie Reeves of Bay; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie W. Reeves and Elvia Reeves. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, with Michael Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the West Memphis Christian School.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 6, 1998 page A8 (submitted by granddaughter Amy Byrd Davis)

J.C. BYRD, 86, of Marion, formerly of Joiner and Memphis, retired farmer, died Monday at his home of complications from vascular disease. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist. Mr. Byrd, the husband of Florence Murphy Byrd, also leaves two daughters, Carolyn Sulcer Cason of Hickory Withe, Tenn., and Judy Catt of Marion; four sons, Jimmy Byrd of West Point, Miss., Artie Byrd of Portage, Mich., Mark Byrd of Barrettville, Tenn., and Randy Byrd of Sydney Australia; two sisters, Fay Turner of Walls and Excell Allred of Memphis; a brother, Paul Ray Byrd of Nesbit, Miss., 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 26, 2002

ROBBIE L. CAIN, 88, of Joiner died Saturday, Aug. 24, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. A homemaker, she was a member of Joiner Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Edward W. Cain Jr. of Marion and Jimmy Don Cain of Paragould; two grandchildren, Timothy Cain and Stephen Cain; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Cain Sr.; and her parents, Lowery and Evie Jackson Lunceford. Graveside services will be today at 2 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Burial will follow under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Memorials may be made to Joiner Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 06, 2003

SAMAURIEA ZACHEAUSS NYSEAN CALLOWAY, infant son of Whitney Calloway and Steven Briscoe of West Memphis, died Thursday at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.  Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home had charge of services.  He also leaves a sister, Taylor Briscoe; his grandmothers, Brenda Briscoe and Alice Calloway, both of West Memphis; and his great-grandmothers, Amelia Briscoe of West Memphis, Magnolia Blaine and Annie Mae Nathan, both of Crawfordsville.  The family requests that memorials be sent to LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 12, 2004

MYRTLE M. CANARIAN of Memphis, formerly of Crittenden County, died Saturday at Allenbrooke Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis had charge of services. Ms. Canarian, 89, was a retired cook for Mississippi Bargeline. The widow of John W. Canarian, she leaves a son, Robert Bishop Canarian of Lititz, Pa., and four grandchildren.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, April 21, 2005

JOHN DALLAS CANERDY, 27, of Marked Tree died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at his residence. He was a member of the Baptist church in Murray, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl David Canerdy. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Manuel of Marked Tree; his grandmother, Evelyn Horton of Marked Tree; one sister, Evelyn Ann Rose of Marked Tree; and two brothers, James Lance Rose of West Memphis and David Matthew Canerdy of Marked Tree. A graveside service was performed at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion with Joe Sparks officiating, under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jimbo Carpenter, Tracy Carpenter, Jamie Carpenter, J.J. Carpenter, Matthew Canerdy, and Lance Rose.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 18, 2003

HAZEL GOODWIN CARDER, 88, of Marion, retired bookkeeper from Johnson Auto Co., died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of Marion First United Methodist Church and a graduate of the University of Memphis Teachers College. Mrs. Carder, the widow of Charles H. Carder, leaves two caregivers, Tom and Ann Wheeler of Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, June 19, 2003

BONNIE JEAN CARTER, 57, of Marion died Wednesday, June 18, at her residence. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Marion. Survivors include her husband, Max Herbert Carter of Marion; a daughter, Debbie Childers of Memphis; two stepsons, Max Carter Jr. and Kevin Carter, both of Marion; her parents, F.A. and Ima Evelyn Bullard Harvey of Marked Tree; three sisters, Sandy Chadwick of Hernando, Miss., Cristi McLaughlin of Tyronza and Darlene Counce of Marked Tree; a brother, Darrel Harvey of Harrisburg; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Marion, with Randy Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.  Active pallbearers will be Jack Vick, David Goacher, Mickey Miller, Jason Springhart, Calvin Parnell and Ken Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will include Lonnie Palmer, Emsley Jones, Raymond Anderson, Walter Hannon, Bill Stafford and Jim Malone. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Haven Hospice, 308 South Rhodes, West Memphis 72301.

 

Forrest City Times Herald, Forrest City AR, December 17, 2002 (TUESDAY)

MRS. MARY B. CASEY, age 76, of Heth, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in Earle. Mrs. Casey, a homemaker, was a member of Hughes Church of Christ. She is survived by four daughters, Sherry Grieco and Karen Taylor, both of Harrisonburg, Va., Sheilla Hume of Eads, Tenn., and Nina Pace of Mission Viejo, Calif.; three sons, Jerry Casey of Memphis, Warren Casey of Heth and Brian Casey of Fisher; a sister, Pearl Thomas of Indiana; a brother, Paul Brand of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Casey. Visitation services for Mrs. Casey will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. The family requests memorials be made to the Hughes Church of Christ, Box 851 Hughes, AR 72348.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 19, 2004

BURNETT AUSTIN CASKEY of Marion died Tuesday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Caskey, 68, a cashier for Petro Travel Stop, was a member of West Memphis Church of God. The widow of John Caskey, she leaves three daughters, Katherine Griffith of West Memphis and Della Sells and Terry Cox, both of Marion; a son, Eddie Ray Sells of Marion; a sister, Barbara Heatley of San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth Austin of Rockland, Calif., six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis Church of God.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 11, 2004

WILLIAM LAWRENCE CASSIDY JR. of Osceola, formerly of Turrell, died Thursday at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Cassidy, 39, was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Jennifer Jones Cassidy; a daughter, Cassandra Winfred of Osceola; two sons, William Lawrence Cassidy III and Michael Cassidy, both of Athelstan; his  mother, Glenda Johnson of Minturn; two sisters, Judy Ann Fry and Karen Stevens, both of Minturn; a brother, Donald E. Johnson of Hoxie; his grandmother, Lillie Clark of Memphis and two grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, October 21, 2002

CHESTER CATALINA, 89, of Turrell died Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Owner and operator of Catalina Grocery Store in Turrell, he was a World War II Army veteran, a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and had served on the Turrell city council. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Marie Weaver Catalina of Turrell; a son, Nelson Catalina of Jonesboro; one daughter, Paula Catalina Urton of North Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Berry of Jackson, Miss., and Barbara Joy of Turrell; four sisters, Clara Vescovo of Memphis, Dorothy Barnes of West Memphis and Marie Shinabery and Mary Stignani, both of Marked Tree; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Augusta and Justina Reginelli Catalina; two brothers; and a sister. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis, with the Rev. Clayton Gould officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Active pallbearers will be Glenn McFarland, Randy Shinabery, Louis Vescovo Jr., Steve Vescovo and Freddy Chappell. Honorary pallbearers will include E.L. Shinabery, Louis Vescovo Sr., Doyle Barnes, Chris Vescovo, Jack Bell, Chip Barnes, Vinson Shinabery, Jerry O'Roark, Gary Farris, Bobby Thompson and Harold Wayne Jones. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with rosary to be said at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 10, 2005

TROY "LEE" CATT JR., 44, of Marion, president of Catt Construction Inc., died Saturday, November 5, 2005. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 11 at Marion United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with interment in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a member of Mozart Hunting Club, Safari Club International, Crittenden County Sportsman Club and B.C. Land Company Hunting Club. He is survived by his wife, Jerri Catt; a daughter, Shelbi Lee Catt; a son, Troy Lee Catt III, and his mother, Judy Catt, all of Marion; two sisters, Robin Catt of Memphis and Stacy Parker of Marion, and his grandmother, Florence Byrd of Hickory Withe, TN. Memorials may be sent to Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home West Memphis 870-735-1000

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 10, 2005

Searchers find wreckage of helicopter - By Jamie Brockwell - Evening Times Staff Writer
The search for missing local businessman LEE CATT ended yesterday afternoon when the Mississippi County flight crew located him and the wreckage of his helicopter in southern Crittenden County.According to Crittenden County Sheriff's Investigator Thomas Martin, Investigator Bobby Stabbs with the Arkansas State Police in his capacity as pilot for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department helicopter, located the wreckage at approximately 12:17 p.m. Stabbs, a good friend of Catt, has been part of the search since being contacted by the family on Saturday night. The crash site was located in a ditch southeast of the intersection of Highways 50 and 79. Martin said that the aircraft was not equipped with an emergency locator device, ELD, which is commonly used in larger aircraft. Shortly after news of the crash got out, many of those who had been searching for Catt, including many members of his family and his friends, arrived on the scene. Catt's employees also arrived in large construction trucks bearing Lee Catt Construction Company logos, pulling trailers with their personal four wheelers. Many of them had been a part of the search for Catt since Saturday. Martin said that the exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived this morning to investigate the crash site. Deputies and Crittenden County Search and Rescue personnel have maintained the perimeter around the site pending their arrival. Volunteers from the Horseshoe Lake and Hughes Volunteer Fire Departments also took part in the effort after the wreckage was found. Martin said that it could take up to a month to determine the exact cause of the crash. Catt, 44, leaves his wife Jerri, and their two children. The owner of Lee Catt Construction Company, Catt was involved in several high profile construction jobs in this area such as the Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc., and the Infinity Group warehouse facility on Red Cross Road. “By the number of volunteers we had out searching for Mr. Catt, many of them being his friends and family members, it is very evident that the touched the hearts of many, many people,” said Martin. “All of us have his friends and family in our thoughts and prayers. Many of us here at the sheriff's department knew Lee from his involvement in the county and on a personal basis and know that he will be missed.”

 

Daily Dunklin Democrat, Kennett MO, February 13, 2002

SHIRLEY J. CHENEY, 58, of Proctor, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, Ark. She was a machine operator and a member of the Eagles Club and American Legion Auxilliary.  She was married to Monroe Cheney, who preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Keith Cheney, of West Memphis, Jason Cheney, of Proctor and Darrell Cheney, of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Gary and Rick Turner, both of Kennett; two sisters, Linda Elias and Geraldine Hufford, both of Senath, Mo.; a special friend, Keith Walters, of Proctor and 11 grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 24, 2003

KATHLEEN MAYES LOWE CLARK, 84, of Marion, Ark., homemaker, died Tuesday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Marion United Methodist Church. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mrs. Clark, the wife of Paul Clark, also leaves a daughter, Barbara Ratcliff of Hot Springs, Ark.; three sons, James Kenneth Clark of Valencia, Calif., N. Wayne Clark of Marion and Charles Clark of Perryville, Mo.; two sisters, Doris Collum of Memphis and Frances Catlett of Oro Valley, Ariz., 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion United Methodist Church New Building Fund.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, August 2001

VERA MAE COBB, 88, (mother of 3 classmates), homemaker, died July 31, 2001 at Johnson-Hobson Health Care in Marion, AR. She was a member of the Earle Pentecostal Church of God. Services were August 3 at Roller-Citizens Chapel at West Memphis. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Mrs. Cobb was the widow of Duron D. Cobb, and leaves one daughter: Margie Cobb Nelson, class of ’53, of Memphis and two sons: Charles Cobb, classmate of ’49-’50, of Earle and Jimmy Cobb, classmate of ’57, of Columbus, OH, three sisters, one brother, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 2, 2005

LOIS TAYLOR COFFEY of Marion died Monday at Johnson Hobson Health Care. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Coffey, 73, a retired private nurse, was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Maureen Rumble of West Memphis and Cheryl Taylor of Proctor; four sons, Dennin R. Peterson of Port Aranis, Texas, Lee A. Peterson of Rogers, Oscar E. Peterson of Hanover, Pa., and Lonnie R. Taylor of West Memphis, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 29, 1990
JAMES L. COGGINS, 252 South Lake Drive West, Marion, died Monday at his home after a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home's chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park.  Mr. Coggins, 67, was an Alabama native and a farmer.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Deloria Ann Greene of West Memphis and Mrs. Georgia "Ginger" Spade of Friendswood, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Vee Presley of Marion, Mrs. Christine Gassaway of Starkville, Miss. and Mrs. Alice Cordell of West Memphis; a brother, Horace Coggins of Hazen, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 9, 2003

JOHNNIE T. COLE, 89, of Crawfordsville, Ark., retired foreman for John Deere, died Thursday at HealthSouth Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crawfordsville First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mr. Cole, the husband of Iris V. Cole, also leaves a daughter, Beverly Cheek, and a son, Arthur Cole, both of West Memphis, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Crawfordsville First United Methodist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, October 12, 2002

LUCILLE COLLIER, 79, of West Memphis died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Beverly Nursing Home in West Memphis. She was an antique worker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Robert Collier of Lake Ann, Mich.; three brothers, Bill Wooton of Buckner, Ed Wooton of Dyess and Curtis Wooton of Farmington, N.M.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Osceola, with the Rev. Robert Collier officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 14, 2004

JOANN COLLINS of Southaven, Miss., formerly of Crittenden County, died Friday at Beverly Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Collins, 70, was an appliance saleswoman for Sears. The widow of Herbert 'Buddy' Max Collins, she leaves three daughters, Angie Sanderson of Horn Lake, Miss., Barbara Collins of Southaven and Lisa Claudio of Tullahoma, Tenn.; two sons, Greg Collins of West Memphis and Stacy Collins of Marion; two sisters, Pat Kleinpeter and Judy Paryea, both of Houston, Texas, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 4, 2003

MICHAEL JOSEPH COLLINS, 54, of Hughes, Ark., tool and parts clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hughes First United Methodist Church. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran and a volunteer firefighter for the Hughes Fire Department. Mr. Collins, the husband of Raeanne Collins, also leaves four daughters, Michele Collins and Carrie Collins, both of Memphis, Christine Collins of Columbus, Miss., and Carin Fondren of Union, Miss.; two sons, Jimmy Collins and Ben Grafton, both of Hughes; his mother, Louise Collins of Columbia, Tenn.; a sister, Barbara Ellacott of Lakeland, and nine grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Hughes First United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 17, 2004

E. C. CONWILL of Marion died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Conwill, 86, a retired fabric cutter for Southern Textiles for 32 years, was an Army veteran and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Gertrude Glover Conwill; a stepdaughter, Patricia Burton of Bartlett, Tenn.; two stepsons, Steve Melton of Bartlett and Mitchell Melton of Batesville, Miss., and four grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 22, 2003

GINA DIANE COOK, 56, of West Memphis, homemaker, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. She attended Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Cook, the widow of Luther Dale Cook, leaves three daughters, Diana Binetti of Wildwood, Mo., and Bethany Flowers and Angela Cole, both of Marion; her parents, Louise Rogers and Gerald Pannell of West Memphis; a sister, Sherry Steakley of Marion; five brothers, Herman Rogers, Tommy Rogers and Marty Rogers and Michael Pannell, all of West Memphis, and Keith Pannell of Texas, and four grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 06, 2002

LUTHER COOK, 60, of Marion, retired mechanic from Carter & Cole, died Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Lehi, Ark., and an Army veteran. Mr. Cook, the husband of Gina Cook, also leaves three daughters, Diana Binetti of St. Louis, and Angela Cole and Bethany Flowers, both of Marion; two sisters, Mary Cagle of Lepanto, Ark., and Betty Cook of Southaven; four brothers, Bill Cook of Manteca, Calif., Frank Cook of Brinkley, Ark., J. R. Cook of New York City and Bud Cook of Gravette, Ark., and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Clay County Democrat, Rector AR, November 10, 2004

ROBERT F. COOPER, 81, of Marion, a native of Rector, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. He worked as chief deputy with the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department and retired after 40 years with the Arkansas State Police. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Vivian F. Cooper; a son, Case Cooper of Destin, Fla.; two brothers, Edmund Cooper and Jerry Cooper, both of Olive Branch, Miss., and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Marion. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Marion.

 

Clay County Democrat, Rector AR, January 21, 2004

VIVIAN FAYE COOPER, 77, of Marion, formerly of Rector, died Tuesday, Jan.13, 2004, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She had worked as secretary at Marion High School and was a member of the Marion First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert F. "Bob" Cooper of Marion, formerly of Rector; one son, Case Cooper of Destin, Fla.; two brothers, Fred Case of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Ralph Case of Paragould, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be made to the Marion First Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 1, 2003 
EDNA COTNER, 86 of Proctor, Ark., retired bookkeeper for Keller Chemical Co., of Hughes, Ark., died Thursday in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memphis First United Methodist Church where she was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mrs. Cotner, the widow of Ted Cotner, leaves two daughters, Judy Brickhouse of Gainesville, Fla., and Linda Taylor of Crawfordsville, Ark.; a sister,
Helen Williams of Marion, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to West Memphis Church.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 24, 1995 
H.E. "Ted" COTNER, 84, Proctor, Ar., retired farmer, died of heart disease Sunday in Marion, Ark.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was World War ll Army Veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis. Mr. Cotner, the husband of Edna Cotner, also leaves two daughters, Linda C. Taylor of Crawfordsville, Ark., and Judy C. Brickhouse of Gainesville, Fla., and four grandchildren. The family request that any memorials be sent to First United Church in
West Memphis.

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, July 19, 1979 (submitted by Susan Householder Smith)

MRS. AUDIE COX, 53, 426 East Poplar, Paragould, died Wednesday at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She has resided in Paragould one year, formerly of Beebe, and was a housewife and of the Baptist belief.  Survivors include her husband, Claude Earl Cox of the home; one son, Raymond Crouse of Cardwell, Mo., two daughters, Mrs. Martha Cunningham of Fort Smith and Mrs. Donna Lewis of Lambert, Miss.; one brother Ray Fortson of Monette; three sisters, Mrs. Hautence Roberts of Leachville, Mrs. Dewdrope Crouse of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Gracie Chadwick of Otwell and 10 grandchildren.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2 Friday in the Gregg Funeral Home chapel, Monette, with Rev. Howard Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery, West Memphis, under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 today until time of services.

 

SELECTED MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR OBITUARIES, Submitted by: Barbara Brittain Ryals

Various Newspapers and Dates
Osceola Times, Osceola AR, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
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CATHY W. COX, 45, of Wilson died March 18, 1995 at her home. She was born November 5, 1949 in Memphis. She was a kindergarten counselor for Osceola Public School, a member of First Baptist Church in Wilson where she served as former church pianist. Survivors include her husband, Rick COX of Wilson; one son, Jason COX, of New York City, N.Y.; her mother, Lou WHITAKER of Wilson and one sister, Carole BURNS of Malvern. She was preceded in death by her father, J.H. WHITAKER.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at Wilson First Baptist Church with the Rev. Vaughn BLUE and the Rev. Marvin REYNOLDS officiating. Burial followed at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Swift Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 27, 2004

ROBERT W. COX of West Memphis, formerly of Hughes, died Friday at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Cox, 79, was a retired diesel mechanic. He leaves his wife, Jennie Mae Deaton Cox; six daughters, Betty Boozer of Brinkley, Lela McCollum of Horseshoe Lake, Dorothy Mooney of Hughes, Virginia Maier of Arlington, Tenn., Shirley Bailey of West Memphis and Debbie Clark of Cordova, Tenn.; four sons, James E. Cox of Marion and Joe W. Cox, Billy Cox and Larry Cox, all of Hughes, 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

The Shanahan Family Genealogy http://home.att.net/~littlehouseantiques/obits.html

Source: Online version of the Memphis Commercial Appeal published November 20, 2000

DAN CRAFT, 71, of West Memphis, owner/operator of Craft Music and Insurance, died of cancer Sunday [Nov. 19, 2000] at Methodist Healthcare-Central. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. He was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ, former West Memphis City clerk for 20 years, worshipful master of West Memphis Masonic Lodge 737 and member of Marion Lodge 636, Scottish Rite and Delta Shrine Club. Mr. Craft, the husband of Sue Craft, also leaves three daughters, Connie Thomas, Debbie Rieves and Shelia Langley, all of West Memphis; two sons, Danny Craft of West Memphis and Donnie Craft of Marion; a stepson, Ed Fleming of North Little Rock; three brothers, Robert Craft of Olive Branch, Howard Craft of Lake Cormorant and David Craft of West Memphis, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 16, 2004

LINDA CRAMBERG of Yucaipa, Calif., formerly of West Memphis, died Nov. 7 in Yucaipa. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Cramberg, 55, was a financial officer for Acts For Children in Yucaipa. She leaves a daughter, Stephanie Wood of Yucaipa; a son, Brian Lynch of Yucaipa; her parents, Bobbie and Woody Cramberg of West Memphis; a brother, Michael Cramberg of Santa Anna, Calif., and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, Wednesday, September 25, 1996

MELVIN L. CREEKMORE of Marion died Monday at Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home's chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Mr. Creekmore, 87, a carpenter, raised seven sons on Bruins Plantation on Horseshoe Lake with all seven graduating from Hughes High School and two graduating from college.  A Red Bay, Ala. native, he moved to Crittenden County from Elaine in 1953 and had lived in Marion since 1982. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Zela Chappell Creekmore; seven sons, Melvin Creekmore and Delbert Creekmore of West Memphis, Alfred Creekmore of Marion, Richard Creekmore of Bartlett, Tenn., Preston Creekmore of Horn Lake, Miss., Walter Creekmore of La Place, La., and Dean Creekmore of West Memphis; two sisters, Edna Holland of Red Bay and Irene Holland of Joliet, Ill., 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, March 16, 2004

AL JEAN WEEKS CROOK, 76, of Jonesboro died Sunday, March 14, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Parkin, she had lived in Parkin and Osceola before moving to Jonesboro 37 years ago. She was a homemaker, had worked for a bank for more than 20 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Crook Jr. of Jonesboro; a son, William "Bill" Crook III of Buxton, N.C.; two daughters, Libby Lusby of Fayetteville and Carolyn Caldwell of Hernando, Miss.; five sisters, Johnnie Graishe of Compton, Calif., Nona Cockrell of Laurel, Miss., and Mary Jo Reardon, Linda Littlejohn and Barbara Dye, all of Forrest City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert A. and Reba Lancaster Weeks, and one brother. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crittenden Memorial Park, with Ken Young officiating. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Directors of Wynne is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorials may be made to the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Jonesboro, the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society or Central Baptist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, November 10, 2004

TOMMY CROOK, 81, of Parkin died Monday, Nov. 8, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. An Army paratrooper in World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and First Baptist Church in Parkin. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Crook of Parkin; a son, Tommy Crook of Marion; a stepson, Mike Bradford of West Memphis; a stepdaughter, Leslie Littlejohn of Eaton, Colo.; three sisters, Mary Ella Clark of Arkadelphia, Faye Wood of Jonesboro and Audrey Crook of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Charles W. Crook of Mountain Home; seven grandchildren, Charles Crook, Eric Glover, Erica Crook, Lee Crook, Ian Crook, Tyler Littlejohn and Lauren Littlejohn; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie E. Crook Sr. and Johnnie White Crook, and one brother. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Charles Crook, Eric Glover, Tommy Crook, Ian Crook, Mike Bradford and Jeff Littlejohn. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Parkin.

 

Osceola Times, Osceola AR, December 21, 1989
EDWARD BRENT CRUTCHER, 85, of Joiner, died December 14, 1989 at Mississippi County Memorial Hospital in Osceola. He was a 
retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roxye Crutcher of Joiner; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Crutcher Williamson of Marion; 
two grandchildren, Andrew Williamson of Joiner and Timothy Williamson of Marion. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 
December 16, 1989 at the Joiner Methodist Church with Reverend Joe Sparks officiating. Interment was at Crittenden Memorial 
Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis was in charge.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 29, 2004

CHARLES KELLY CUMMINGS of West Memphis died Friday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Vanderbilt Baptist Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Cummings, 46, was a supervisor at West Memphis Steel. He leaves his wife, Beth Cummings; two daughters, Carey Lynn of Ft. Walton, Fla., and Caryn Walter of San Diego, Calif.; a son, Casey Lee Cummings of Memphis; his mother, Zula Fine Cummings of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Randi Huguley and Judith Bond, both of El Paso, and two brothers, Phillip Jeffery Cummings of Des Moines, Iowa, and William L. Cummings of El Paso. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.

 

Timeshare, Published by W. Joe Wood, Earle AR, May 2005

LINDA THOMAS CUMMINS, (Class of '60). Mrs. Linda Elaine Thomas Cummins, 62, Secretary, of Earle, died April 9, 2005 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.  Services were April 12 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial at Crittenden
Memorial Park
in Marion. Linda was the wife of Dean Cummins of Earle, and a member of the Earle Baptist Church in Earle.  She leaves two sons: Mark Shidler of West Memphis and Mitch Shidler of Marion; her mother, Leta Thomas; two brothers, Don Thomas, Classmate of '64 and Paul Thomas, Classmate of '68 all of Earle, and 3 grandchildren.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, July 1999

WILMA JEAN DAVIS CUMMINS, 67, (class of ’49), of West Memphis, died May 20, 1999 at her residence. Services were at Roller-Citizens in West Memphis May 22nd and burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park.  Wilma was a registered nurse at Crittenden Memorial Hospital, and leaves her husband, Lynwood Cummins of West Memphis; four daughters: Ann Hall of Hernando, MS, Kathy Ligon of Drummonds, TN, Laura Thomas of Marion and Vicki Green of West Memphis; two sons: Michael of Waco, TX, and Jimmy of Valdez, AK: nine grandchildren, her mother, Louvene Jackson; and her brother J. M. Davis, class of ’49, both of Earle. 

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 7, 2005

LILLIAN ELAINE CUPPLES, infant daughter of Judith A. and Joseph E. Cupples of Hughes, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Baby Cupples also leaves her grandparents, Loretta Allison, Mary L. Cupples, Robert L. Allison and John E. Cupples, all of Hughes, and her great-grandmothers, Beatrice Allison of Hughes and Mamie Cupples of Houston, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 12, 2003

EVELYN DALLAS, 89, of West Memphis, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in West Memphis. Mrs. Dallas, the widow of Everett Dallas, leaves a sister, Mary Brinkmeyer of Cairo, Ill. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Presbyterian Church.

 

Timeshare (Newsletter for Earle Classmates), Earle AR, December 2000

MILDRED PERRY DALLAS, 85, (mother of 3 classmates), of West Memphis, died Saturday, September 30 at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis.  Services were Tuesday, October 3 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Petty, the widow of George Perry and Durrell Dallas was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in West Memphis.  She leaves five daughters: Betty Perry Stanford, class of ’49, of Vermillion, OH; Sue Perry Scott, class of ’52, of West Memphis; Janie Perry Powers, classmate of ’54; Vickie Moore, Sandra Kaye Liberto; three sisters: Betty Sheffield, Kathleen McGregor, and Rosie Drew Gibson, class of ’41, of Brandon, MS; 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  Sue Perry married Doyle Scott, class of ’44.

 

The Panolian, Batesville MS, 2004 Archives, http://www.panolian.com

JERRY LANE DARBY SR., 59, of Osceola, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Osceola Nursing Home in Osceola. Services were Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Bro. J.E. Elliot officiated. Wilson Funeral Home had charge. Darby, born Jan. 19, 1945, to the late William and the late Idell Lockley Darby, was a retired truck driver and a member of the Church of God Faith. Survivors include his wife Marie Darby of Osceola; four sons, Jerry Darby Jr. of West Memphis, Ark., Patrick Darby of Marion, Wayne Darby of Des Moines, Iowa and Thomas William Darby of Pa.; two daughters, Karen Simmerson of Marion and Sharon Darby of West Memphis; one brother Willie David Darby of West Memphis; three sisters, Lillie Mae Daniels and Marty Anglin, both of Bryant, Ark. and Louise Thomas of Proctor, Ark; and 13 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Idell Lockley Darby; two brothers, Edward Darby and Billy Joe Darby; and three grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, October 18, 2005

MARQUERITE DAVIDSON, 87, of West Memphis, passed away at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, on Sunday October 16, 2005. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 19. Interment in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, AR. She is survived by three daughters Peggy Walton of Baton Rouge, LA, Barbara Cox of Horseshoe Lake, and Shirley Hamric of West Memphis; a son John Davidson of Corinth, MS; a sister Helen Sumpter of Marion; 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Memorial may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Sign on-line guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 870-735-1000

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 6, 2003

WILLIE ANN DAVIDSON, 94, of Horn Lake, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Southaven. Mrs. Davidson, the widow of J. L. Davidson, leaves a daughter, Ruby Norwood of Horn Lake; a stepdaughter, Helen Cook of McClure, Ill.; a sister, Berta Williams of Middlesboro, Ky., 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cornerstone Assembly of God.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, June 24, 2003

CURTIS RAY DAVIS, 62, of West Memphis, retired biomedical technician from Memphis Veterans Medical Center, died Sunday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Lutheran. Mr. Davis, the husband of Carolyn M. Davis, also leaves two daughters, Lanna Morrison of Marion and Carla Rogers of West Memphis; three sons, Curtis Austin Davis of Marion, James Leonard of Huntsville, Ala., and Steven Crowder of Atoka; four brothers, Levarn Davis of Bauxite, Ark., and Calvin Davis, Wilborn Davis and Billy Davis, all of Malvern, Ark., 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, July 13, 2004

DONALD R. DAVIS, 64, of Tunica died Sunday, July 11, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss. An Army veteran, he worked as an electronics technician for Musical Instrument Service and was of the Methodist belief. Survivors include his wife, Linda Ayers Davis of Tunica; three sons, Donald Davis Jr. of Marion, Shawn Davis of West Memphis and Chad Davis of Horn Lake, Miss.; three daughters, Tammy Burrows and Denise Alheen, both of St. George, Utah, and Debbie Green of Marion; his mother, Carmen Davis of Bono; three sisters, Mary Davis of West Memphis, Brenda Thakkar of Memphis and Donna Dauphin of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; four brothers, Jim Davis of Tulsa, Okla., Roger Davis of Jacksonville, Texas, Alfred Davis of Bono and Marty Davis of Rosharon, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Davis. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Doug Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 4, 2003

GEORGE DAVIS, 71, of Marion, Ark., retired welding supervisor from Trumbo Welding & Fabricating, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist. Mr. Davis, the husband of Lottie Mae Manley Davis, also leaves four daughters, Linda Forrester of West Memphis, Patsy Stafford of Brownsville, Tenn., Sharon Broughton of Munford, Tenn., and Charlotte Parnell of Marion; two sisters, Anne Conlee of West Memphis and Ruth Griggs of Somerville, Tenn.; a brother, Walter Davis of Ellendale, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 4, 2004

TOMMIE JEAN DAVIS of West Memphis died Friday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. Davis, 68, a sales associate for Wal-Mart, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She leaves two sons, Barry Davis of West Memphis and Glenn Davis of Horn Lake, Miss.; a sister, Jo Hutcherson of Selmer, Tenn., and one grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 23, 2003

ROBERT DAY of Cordova, Tenn., formerly of West Memphis, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cordova Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller Citizens Funeral Home West Memphis has charge. Mr. Day, 80, a self employed cotton merchant, was a member of Cordova Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Eve Day; three daughters, Dianne Day of Arlington, Tenn., Carol Day of Irvine, Calif., and Jeannette Day of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Fred Day of Cordova; two step-daughters, Dianna Coley of Garland, Texas, and Donna King of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-son, Mark Monroe of Marble Falls, Texas; one sister, Connie Warfeild of Jackson, Miss.; one brother, Hugh Day of Collierville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 05, 2003

RUSSELL WILLIAM DEASON of Forrest City, formerly of Parkin, died Wednesday at Crestpark Retirement Inn. Graveside services were at 9:30 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller Citizens Funeral Home had charge of services. Mr. Deason, 78, a retired farmer, was a member of First Baptist Church of Parkin and the widower of Addie Mae Deason. He leaves his wife, Edna Smith Deason.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 13, 2003

JASON KEITH "BUBBA" DEEN of West Memphis died Saturday at East Lake in Monroe County. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Dean, 25, was an engineering assistant for St. Francis Levee District and a Presbyterian. He leaves his mother and stepfather, Sheila and Powell Fowler of West Memphis; his father and stepmother, Mike and Pam Deen of Marion; a sister, Kay Kay Foret of Proctor; a stepsister, Kim O'Brien of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; two stepbrothers, Jeff Fowler of West Memphis and Zack Roberts of Cherry Valley; his grandparents, Douglas and Joyce Deen of West Memphis and Eunice Fowler of Hoxie. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, February 14, 2004

CHARLES CLIFTON DEESE, 61, of West Memphis died Friday, Feb. 13, at The Med at Memphis. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene at West Memphis. Survivors include his wife, Debra Deese of West Memphis; three sons, Jerry Deese of Marion, Gary Deese of Southaven, Miss., and Lee Rushing of West Memphis; two daughters, Charlene Zachary of Marion and Gina Paylor of Olive Branch, Miss.; three sisters, Polly Russell of West Helena, Linda Deese of West Memphis and Bonnie Taylor of Hughes; three brothers, David Deese, Jack Deese and Bobby Deese, all of Marion; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Tom Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Active pallbearers will be Greg Lackey, Joe Catt, Jerry Catt, Milton Nicks, Bobby Rodgers and Mike Sample. Honorary pallbearers will include Jimmy Blackford and William Foster. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 24, 2003

JOANN DELCOURE, 54, of Marion, Ark., homemaker and child care provider, died Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Marion First Baptist Church. Mrs. Delcoure, the wife of Richard Delcoure, also leaves a daughter, Roseann Delcoure of Marion; a son, Richard P. Delcoure Jr. of Memphis; her mother, Juanita Degrant of Marion, and a brother, Billy Degrant of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First Baptist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, October 25, 2004

ARCHIE L. DESHAZIER, 64, of Earle died Saturday, Oct. 23, at NEA Medical Center. He was a member of Earle Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wakefield Deshazier of Earle; his father, Arch R. Deshazier of Savannah, Tenn.; three sons, Wesley Siddons of Memphis, Ricky Deshazier and Jason Deshazier, both of Savannah; three daughters, Debra Forkum of Paragould, Donna Siddons of Weiner and Loretta Mason of Jonesboro; eight brothers and sisters, all of Savannah; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie Ward Deshazier. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Earle Assembly of God, with James Hudgins officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizen Funeral Home of West Memphis. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 10, 2002

IONA MAE DICKSON, 92, of Marion, Ark., retired convenience store cashier, died Sunday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care in Marion. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Mrs. Dickson, the widow of Clarence Dickson, leaves three daughters, Christine Rook of Harrisburg, Ore., Rosemary Secor of West Memphis and Lucetta Baioni of Marion; two sisters, Frances Alley of Blytheville, Ark., and Billie Jarrett of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother, John Newman of Blytheville, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Humane Society of West Memphis or Marion or United Meals on Wheels.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, May 06, 2005

http://genforum.genealogy.com/ms/desoto/

JOHN THOMAS DILL, 86, of Bartlett, formerly of West Memphis, former owner of Red Barn Sports Center and Nic Nac Grocery, died Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. He was an Army veteran, a member of West Memphis First Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars, former commander of Cleveland American Legion and former president of Rosewood United Methodist Church Men's Club. He leaves two daughters, Janice Burton of Marion and Cynthia McDaniel of Bartlett; two sons, Royce Dill of West Memphis and Robert Dill of Horn Lake, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, June 20, 2003

JOHN R. DIXON, 82, of Bellwood, Ill., formerly of Joiner, died Sunday, June 15, at Elmhurst, Ill., Memorial Hospital. A retired machinist, he was a World War II Army veteran and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Irene Brooks Dixon of Bellwood; one son, James R. Dixon of Bellwood; two sisters, Ruthie Morris of Delphi, Ind., and Georgia Darnell of Gurnee, Ill.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lillie Ann White Dixon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel in West Memphis. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Pallbearers will include Johnny Smithey, Danny Porterfield, Joey Porterfield, Robbie Miller and Bradley Miller. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 6, 2002

KATHLEEN VIRGINIA DODD, 91, of West Memphis, homemaker and receptionist for Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, died there Monday. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in West Memphis, where she was an Altar Guild member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a charter member of West Memphis 20 Club, member of Crittenden Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and graduate of Middle State Teachers College. Mrs. Dodd, the widow of Judge Doyne Dodd, leaves three sons, Dr. Doyne Dodd of Little Rock, David Dodd of Horseshoe Lake, Ark., and Dennis Dodd of Carrollton, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the 20 Club Scholarship Fund or Crittenden Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 25, 2003

BETTIE DOYLE, 75, of West Memphis, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in West Memphis, where she was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She leaves three daughters, Donna Lynch and Sheila Marasco, both of West Memphis, and Mary Webber of Marion; three sons, Mike Lynch and Dennis Lynch, both of Marion, and Dean Lynch of West Memphis, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Mission Fund at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, September 2, 2003

MARION V. DRIGGERS, 68, of Marion, self-employed roofer, died Monday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist. Mr. Driggers, the husband of Mary Williamson, also leaves a daughter, Charline J. Westbrook of Turrell, Ark.; a son, Lloyd Driggers of Monks Corner, S.C.; two sisters, Irene Valdez of Foxworth, Miss., and Ethel Clark of Monks Corner; two brothers, Julian Driggers of Branson, Fla., and Samuel Driggers of Newport News, Va., five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 26, 2003

RAYMOND ROLLAND DRISKILL, 81, of Crawfordsville, Ark., forklift operator for General Motors, died Friday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Driskill, the husband of Rose Lee Driskill, also leaves three daughters, Joann Francisco of Flint, Mich., Carol Hudson of Denver and Cathy Sue Frazee of Lapeer, Mich.; three sons, Raymond Douglas Driskill of Mt. Morris, Mich., David Driskill of Indian River, Mich., and John Driskill of Crawfordsville; three brothers, Malcolm Driskill of Florida, Luin Driskill of Lancing, Tenn., and Elbert Driskill of Springville, Tenn., 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 28, 2004

ROZETTA LEE DRISKILL of Crawfordsville died Friday at Methodist-University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Driskill, 78, a homemaker, was a member of the Church of God. The widow of Raymond Driskill, she leaves three daughters, Joann Francisco of Flint, Mich., Carol Hudson of Lakewood, Colo., and Cathy Frazee of Lapeer, Mich.; three sons, Raymond Douglass Driskill of Mt. Morris, Mich., David Driskill of Indian River, Mich., and John Driskill of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Ethel Johnson and Sharon Spruill, both of Crawfordsville; four brothers, Wayne Johnson and James Johnson, both of Crawfordsville, Billy Johnson of Clarksville and Kenneth Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 19, 2003

CLAIRE GRIGGS DuVALL, 90, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of West Memphis, homemaker, died Friday at Bentonville (Ark.) Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Bella Vista Baptist Church. Mrs. DuVall, the widow of Leon E. DuVall, leaves a daughter, Jane Dilatush of Bentonville; a brother, John D. Griggs of Orlando, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Bella Vista Baptist Church Building Fund or the West Memphis First Baptist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 17, 2002

ZETTIE IRENE EASLEY, 82, of Earle died Sunday, Sept. 15, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Earle. Survivors include two sons, Donald Hooker of Heafer and James Hooker of West Memphis; seven daughters, Betty Vannatter and Ruby Russell, both of Earle, Eula Mae Taylor and Shirley McClelland, both of Turrell, Janice Blaylock of Wynne, Martha McBryde of West Memphis and Connie Keithley of Marion; three sisters, Evelyn Peak of Earle, Nettie Bea Echols of Trumann and Imogene Wade of Alabama; one brother, Cloyes Hamilton of Marked Tree; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Assembly of God in Earle, with the Rev. James Hudgins officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Marked Tree. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 27, 2005

EMILY GRACE EMBERTON, 24, of Hoxie died Sunday, Sept. 25, in a car accident near Sedgwick. She was an elementary school teacher in Walnut Ridge and a member of First Assembly of God in Walnut Ridge. Her husband, John Patrick Emberton, also died in the accident. Survivors include her parents, Larry and Brenda Wright Forbis of Marion; a sister, Amanda Forbis of Marion; her maternal grandparents, James and Marjorie Wright of Harrisburg; and her paternal grandmother, Alene Forbis of Marion. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in West Memphis. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 27, 2005

JOHN PATRICK EMBERTON, 24, of Hoxie died Sunday, Sept. 25, in a car accident near Sedgwick. He was an information technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and a member of First Assembly of God in Walnut Ridge. His wife, Emily Grace Forbis Emberton, also died in the accident. Survivors include his parents, John and Pat Emberton of West Memphis; a brother, Matthew Emberton of West Memphis; his maternal grandmother, Betty Kelley of Earle; and his paternal grandmother, Billie Jean Emberton of Delano, Ga. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in West Memphis. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

 

 

 


 

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