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CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

OBITUARIES

(Surnames beginning with F through J)

PUBLISHED IN LOCAL AREA NEWSPAPERS

 

COMPILED BY BRENDA HUNTLEY AND DEBBIE YATES

2003 - 2005


 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 15, 2002

LOIS KING FAIR of Marion died Friday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care in Marion. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis had charge of services. Mrs. Fair, 93, a homemaker, was a member of Marion First United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Harley A. Fair and Lawrence P. King. Mrs. Fair leaves two daughters, Josephine Carlson and Nancy Ragsdale, both of Marion; a son, H. Andrew Fair of Little Rock; a stepson, Morris Fair of Memphis, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 12, 2004

MORRIS HARLEY FAIR of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday in Memphis. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Fair, 74, was dedicated to public service throughout his life. When living in West Memphis, he was an active member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church and Meadowbrook Country Club and served the community in numerous ways. After moving to Memphis, Mr. Fair served on the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Chickasaw Basin Authority, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and also served as a member of the Trinity Health Care Advisory Board. Mr. Fair leaves his wife, Diane Fair; four sons, Ronnie Fair of Heber Springs and Greg Fair, Lance Fair and Jason Fair, all of Memphis, and five grandsons and two great-granddaughters. The family requests that memorials be sent to Holy Cross Episcopal Church in West Memphis or the University of Arkansas Alumni Foundation, Morris Fair Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1070, Fayetteville, AR, 72702.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 16, 2001

DORTHY "GRANNY" FARR of Proctor died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Farr, 83, a homemaker was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School class at West Memphis First Baptist Church for 50 years. She leaves a daughter-in-law, Linda Farr of Proctor; one grandson, Charles Farr of Proctor and two great-grandsons. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church.

 

Villager Journal, Cherokee Village, January 2002

"PUD" WALTER WILLIS FARRIS, 84, of West Memphis died Jan. 27, 2002, in Memphis.  Born Aug. 21, 1917, in Ash Flat, he was the son of Allen G. Farris and Minnie Lee Overton Farris. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris; a sister, Clara Paysinger of Salem; three stepchildren - Leon, Sherry and Martha; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Bill Farris; and a sister, Bessie Ann White. The funeral was Jan. 29 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with Gary Hair officiating. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 23, 2003

JENNIE LEE FLOYD, 90, of West Memphis, cafeteria worker for West Memphis School District, died Tuesday at her 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. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in West Memphis. Mrs. Floyd, the widow of W. T. Floyd, leaves two daughters, Cordelia Lee of Tyronza, Ark., and Janelle Stewart of West Memphis; six sons, Milton Floyd, Ellis Floyd and Delmer Floyd, all of West Memphis, Bobby Floyd of Jonesboro, Ark., Elmer Floyd of Marion and Lavelle Floyd of Conway, Ark.; a sister, Maybell Haynes of Dumas, Miss., 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 13, 2003

JAMES ROBERT FOGARTY, 69, of Heth, Ark., retired supervisor for the Postal Service after 26 years, died Thursday at his home. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis, where he was a communicant, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Laon Air Police Association and National Association of Letter Carriers. Mr. Fogarty, the husband of Jean Fogarty, also leaves three daughters, Cynthia Lucento of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Julia Ferguson of Casper, Wyo., and Melanie Fisher of Heth; a sister, Mary Samantha 'Sue' Meachum of Walls; a brother, Troy Wayne Fogarty of Bullhead City, Ariz., seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 13, 2004

JANICE MARIE FORBUS 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 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Forbus, 57, a preschool teacher at Trinity Day Care, was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Mansel Forbus Jr.; two daughters, Deania Webb and Debra Janaski, both of West Memphis; her mother, Wilma Cheney of West Memphis; a brother, W.C. McDaniel of Memphis, and seven grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 10, 2003

JOHN EDWARD FORBUS of Hot Springs, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday in Hot Springs. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Forbus, 37, a laborer, was a member of Strength Ministries in Hot Springs. He leaves his parents, Joan and James Forbus of Hot Springs; three sisters, Carole Scott of Hernando, Miss., Shelia Garber of Olive Branch, Miss., and Tammy Harney of Hot Springs; a brother, Jim Forbus of Walls, Miss., and his grandparents, Della and Mansel Forbus and Flossie and Jeff Bishop. The family requests that memorials be sent to United Blood Services, 1635 Higdon Ferry, Hot Springs, AR, 71913.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 23, 2002

BURR FORD of Hughes died Wednesday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Ford, 82, a retired farm manager for Oswalt Farm, was a member of Hughes First Baptist Church and Hughes Lions Club and was a 33rd Degree Mason. He leaves his wife, Elta Ford; three daughters, Helen Bowers of Birmingham, Ala., Mary Virginia Dutchik of North Little Rock and Rose Marie Vickers of Brickeys; two sons, John Edward Ford of North Little Rock and Jewell F. Ford of Mabelvale; a sister, Geneva Phillips of Memphis, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Fidelity National Bank Widowed Fund in Hughes.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 07, 2001

JUANITA FORD of Pearl River, La., formerly of West Memphis, died Friday at Slidell I H F, Slidell, La. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Ford, 72, was a homemaker and a member of Community Baptist Church in Pearl River. She was the widow of William J. Ford and leaves three daughters, Patricia Schielder of Pearl River, Brenda Yablonski of Navare, Fla. and Linda Reed of Picayune, Miss.; two sons, Charles Ford of Walnut Ridge and William A. Ford of Marion; three brothers, William Bowien of Noble, La., Jerry Bowien and Ernest Bowien both of Hernando, Miss.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 15, 2001

DELLA MAE FORRESTER of West Memphis died Sunday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Forrester, 64, was a homemaker and a member of the World Wide Church of God. She leaves her husband, James E. Forrester; three daughters, Deborah Denise Dunham of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Mary Teresa Brasfield of Memphis and Rebecca Ann Fulmer of Vernon, Ala. and one grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 14, 2002

JOHN W. FOWLER  of Hughes died Sunday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel-West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Fowler, 81, a retired retail manager for Sears in West Memphis, was a member of Hughes Presbyterian Church, a World War II Army veteran and past commander of VFW Post 5225. Mr. Fowler, the widower of Dottie Fowler, leaves two sons, Craig Fowler of Heth and Wally Fowler of Marion, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Times Herald, Forest City AR, April 28, 2003

MRS. BRENDA JOYCE LEWIS FRANKLIN, age 57, of West Memphis, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Franklin was a survey nurse for the Department of Human Services and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bill Franklin of West Memphis; one daughter, Julie Ingram of Brighton, Tenn.; two step-daughters, Carmen Wheeler of Southaven, Miss. and Jenai Franklin of Arlington, Texas; one son, Bernie Lewis of Memphis; one step-son, Brock Franklin of Southaven, Miss.; two sisters, Zelma Smith and Thelma Woods both of Forrest City; two brothers, Fred Bowman of Eugene, Ore., and W.D. Bowman of Boise, Idaho, and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Floyd E. and Oma F. Bowman and a brother, T.A. Bowman. Funeral services for Mrs. Franklin will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 15, 2002

HOWARD FRANKLIN of Marion died Saturday at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Franklin, 22, a farmer for Omar Leveling Co., was a member of Crawfordsville First Baptist Church. He leaves his parents, Rita and Gene Franklin of Marion; a sister, Shelly Colson of Orrington, Maine; three brothers, Jimmy Franklin and Chris Franklin, both of Memphis, and Kevin Franklin of West Memphis, and his grandmother, Nina Cole of Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 03, 2002

CATHERINE MELTON FRANKS of Earle died Monday in Jonesboro. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Earle Baptist Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis has charge of services. Mrs. Franks, 98, a retired writer for the Evening Times, The Commercial Appeal, The Memphis Press Scimitar and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, was the oldest member of Earle Baptist Church. She was a charter member of the Town and Country Garden Club and The Happy Hour Club. Mrs. Franks, the widow of Grady N. Franks, leaves two daughters, Sue Ann Elms of Earle and Ardelle Gennings of Jonesboro, ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 25, 2005

JEANE ADELL FRANKS of West Memphis died Friday at her home. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Franks, 53, a bookkeeper for Belz Enterprises, was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She leaves her husband, Jerry Franks; a son, Jason Franks of Marion; a brother, James Williams of Marion, and a grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Concordia Seminary Tuition Fund, 801 Seminary Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63105.

 

Log Cabin Democrat, Thursday, March 8, 2001
MRS. LEONA GERTRUDE FRANKS, 93, of West Memphis, mother of Nelda Dean of Greenbrier, died Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.  Born May 13, 1907, in Corinth, Miss., a daughter of the late John and Callie Stewart Morgan, she was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ in Corinth. She was the widow of Grady Franks.  Other survivors are two other daughters, Betty Downey of West Memphis and Rachel Henson of Hinesville, Ga.; a son, Robert Earl Franks of Memphis; and three sisters, Leotie Plaxico of Corinth, Ruby Merryman of Hornbeak, Tenn., and Birdie Mae Fulks of Marked Tree (Poinsett County). Funeral services were Thursday (March 1) at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with Bob Warford officiating. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 29, 2002

RICHARD MATTHEW FRANKS of Memphis, formerly of Tyronza, died Monday in Tyronza. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Marked Tree with Rosary at 7 p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral in West Memphis has charge of services. Mr. Franks, 25, a restaurant manager, was a communicant of St. Norbert's Catholic Church and an Army veteran. He leaves a daughter, Sydney Maryam Franks of Jonesboro; his parents, Curtis and Betty Franks of Tyronza; a sister, Maggie Franks of Tyronza; a brother, Andy Franks of Lepanto; and his grandparents, Joe and Bettye Bramucci of Earle. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Marked Tree.

 

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

BILL ‘RUG’ FRAZIER, (class of ’58), 61, died December 24, 1998 at Blytheville.  Graveside services were December 28 at Crittenden Memorial.  He leaves two daughters: Debbie Boone and Theresa Carol Smith, both of West Memphis, and two sisters: Betty Williams, class of ’54 of Nesbit, MS, and Ruby Barrios, class of ’58 of Oxford, MS.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, January 15, 2003

MARY FRENCH FULLWOOD, 93, of Searcy, formerly of Earle, died Monday, Jan. 13, at her home. Born at Harrisburg, she served as head teller and vice president of Earle State Bank for many years before her retirement. She was a longtime member of the Earle Baptist Church, where she served as organist and pianist. She was a member of the music and garden clubs at Earle for a number of years before moving to Searcy about three years ago. She has no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward "Jimmy" Fullwood; and her parents, Charles Richard and Mel Albright French. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Earle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Earle Baptist Church or First Baptist Church in Searcy.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 12, 2005

ROBERT ARTHUR GAMMILL SR., 87, of Tyronza died Thursday, Aug. 11, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. A retired farmer, he was a member of Whitton Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara Bullard Gammill of the home; a son, Robert "Bobby" Gammill Jr., of Tyronza; a sister, Ora E. Heindale of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher Carlos and Oneita Sharp Gammill. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Tim Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Active pallbearers will be Greg Jackson, Andy Jackson, Kenneth Gammill, Michael Gene Gammill, Greg Heindale and Eric Heindale. Honorary pallbearers will include Billy Ingle, Chauncey Ingle, Leslie Price Jr., Jerry Price, Robert A. Jackson and Frank Waggoner. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Whitton Baptist Church or charity of choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 04, 2002

VIRGINIA WATSON GAREY of Parkin died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Garey, 74, was a head cashier at Kroger. She leaves two daughters, Marcia Lynn Price of Venezuela and Teresa Stewart of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Elsie Langsett of Chicago, Ill., Evelyn Watson of Fort Smith, Dorothy Person of Earle and Jewell Hendrix of Wynne; two brothers, Lewis Watson of Peoria, Ill., and Melvin Watson of Earle, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 04, 2001

REV. BILL GARNER of West Memphis died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Rev . Garner, 58, minister at Vanderbilt Baptist Church in West Memphis, leaves his wife, Sue Garner; two sons, Peter John Garner of Buffalo, N.Y. and Keith William Garner of Tampa, Fla. and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the building fund at Vanderbilt Baptist Church.

 

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

MARY HELEN GARNER, 64, (class of ’52), of Hurst, TX died July 3, 1999 at the Harris HEB Hospital in Bedford, TX.  She was a retired American Airlines stewardess with 30 year of service.  She leaves a sister, Jewel Garner Steele/Curtis, class of ’47, of Dallas, and a brother, Richard Garner, class of ’53, of Harrison, AR. Services were at the Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst, and graveside services at Crittenden Memorial.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 31, 2002

Local businessman JOE GARRETT, 80, dies . Long-time West Memphis businessman Joseph "Joe" E. Garrett of Memphis died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. He was 80. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Garrett, owner and operator of Garrett Hardware Co., was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, past State Commander of Arkansas VFW and past commander of Post 5225 Marion and West Memphis VFW and a World War II Army veteran. He served in the Pacific Theater and received three bronze stars. He was also a member of the local American Legion Post and in 1963 was the All American Commander of the VFW. Mr. Garrett leaves his wife, Elisabeth Garrett; a son, Joseph E. Garrett Jr. of Memphis; a brother, Ernest E. "Boe" Garrett of West Memphis and a grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 05, 2002

BETTY GATES of West Memphis died Monday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. Gates, 61, a retired LPN from Crittenden Memorial Hospital, was the church historian at Victory Church of the Mid-South in West Memphis and was a health care and nursing home volunteer. She leaves two daughters, Libby Jackson and Ronda Jackson, both of Marion; two sons, Nils Foster of Missouri and Mark Foster of West Memphis; a sister, Harriett Wright of Memphis and six grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Victory Church of the Mid-South Building Fund

                    

Biographical Directory of the United States, http://bioguide.congress.gov

EZEKIEL CANDLER “E. C., TOOK” GATHINGS, US Arkansas Representative, b. November 10, 1903  d. May 2, 1979, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Prairie, Monroe County, Miss., November 10, 1903; attended the public schools and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Helena, Ark.; moved to West Memphis, Ark., in 1932 and continued the practice of law; served in the State senate 1935-1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; served as a member of West Memphis, Ark., Port Authority; resided in West Memphis, Ark., where he died May 2, 1979; interment in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Ark.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 25, 2002

JAMES 'BO' GATTIS of Hughes died Monday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Gattis, 63, was a retired insurance agent. He leaves his wife, Virginia Gattis; a daughter, Lanette Harwell of Memphis; his parents, Thomas and Irene Burnes of Hughes; three sisters, Gladys Atkinson of Oxford, Miss., Sharon Caudill of Danville, Ill., and Debbie Floyd of Marble Falls, Texas, and a grandson. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 10, 2002

BILLY CHARLES GIBBS of Wills Point, Texas, formerly of Earle, died Monday at V.A. Medical Center in Dallas.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel-West Memphis. Services will follow at 2 p.m. today in the chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Gibbs, 72, a retired Earle police officer, was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas, and an Army and Air Force veteran. He was the widower of Charlene Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs leaves a daughter, Vicky Arrington of Mesquite; a stepdaughter, Betsy Miller of Jackson, Miss.; a stepson, Glenn Tobias of Houston; a brother, Russell Gibbs of Des Plains, Ill., eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Information from granddaughter, Courtney Gilson Williams, October 1, 2005

ATWOOD "A.E." GILSON was born in New York to mother Anna ?  and father Clyde.  Atwood was the husband of Bronnie Lou (Meeks) Gilson of Tenille, Ga.  They resided in Marion, Arkansas for many years before and at the time of their deaths.  Atwood also attended and was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church on Missouri St.  in West Memphis.  He was also a Free Mason.  He was initiated February 3, 1977.  He was still a member when he passed April 3, 1993.  Atwood left behind one son, Clyde Gilson.  Also left behind were his two grandchildren Clyde Atwood "Woody" Gilson the 2nd and Courtney Gilson.  Bronnie and Atwood are missed dearly by both family and friends.

 

Information from granddaughter, Courtney Gilson Williams, October 1, 2005

BRONNIE LOU GILSON was born in Tenille, Georgia to Ollie (Hooks) Meeks and James Albert Meeks Sr.  Bronnie's sisters and brothers include Margaret Meeks, Doris Meeks, Genine Meeks, Billy Meeks, and James Abert Meeks Jr.  Bronnie was the wife of A.E. Gilson.  She resided in Marion, Arkansas at the time of her death.  She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church on Missouri St. in West Memphis.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star affiliated with Robert E. Spillman #550 in West Memphis from a chapter in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 16, 1973.  She also served as Worthy Grand Matron.  She left behind one son, Clyde Atwood Gilson.  She also left behind two grandchildren, Clyde Atwood Gilson the 2nd and her "star," Courtney Gilson.  Bronnie's husband, Atwood "A.E." Gilson later followed in April of 1993.

 

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

LOIS IRENE GLASGOW, 89, (mother of Mary Irene Glasgow Vogel, class of ’49), of Earle died February 21, 1999 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of the Earle Church of Christ and the widow of Wheeler M. Glasgow. Mary Irene lives in Earle.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 02, 2002

DORIS JILL GLASZ of West Memphis died Tuesday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Glasz, 65, an investment counselor at First National Bank, was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She leaves her husband, Thomas H. Glasz; a son, Doug Glasz of West Memphis; two stepsons, Butch Glasz of Gore Springs, Miss., and Larry T. Glasz of Pennsylvania; her mother, Violet M. Hollis of West Memphis and three brothers, Herman I. Hollis Jr. of West Memphis, Dr. Joe N. Hollis of Woodward, Okla., and Jack E. Hollis of Little Rock. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg MS, Saturday, September 28, 2002

GROVER C. GLENN JR., Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark., for Grover C. Glenn Jr., 78, of Petal, who died Sept. 27, 2002, at Bedford Care Center in Petal. Mr. Glenn was a retired textile worker and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ann Hightshoe Glenn. Survivors include a son, Grover C. Glenn III of Aberdeen; two daughters, Carol Annette Towns of Petal and Rose Anne Coulter of Brandon; a brother, Dr. Robert F. Glenn of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 06, 2001

DOROTHY GOACHER of Hughes died Wednesday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Goacher, 72, a homemaker, was the widow of Sanford Goacher. She leaves one son, Danny Goacher of Hughes; three sisters, Billie Schell of Jonesboro, Ga., and Winfred Johnson and Frankie Speece, both of Iuka, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to Hughes First Baptist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, August 20, 2003

ESTER LEE GOAD, 95, of Paris, Texas, formerly of West Memphis, homemaker, died Sunday at Christus St. Joseph Health System in Paris. Graveside services will be at 2p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of the Church of God. Mrs. Goad, the widow of Homer Lamar Goad, leaves two sisters, Alvana Freeman and Rita Mae Shook, both of Paris, and two brothers, Ray Jumper of Paris and Ralph Jumper of Lubbock, Texas.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, May 3, 2005

CLEAVIE WRIGHT GODEAUS, 76, of Crowley, formerly of Parkin, died Friday, April 29, at the Crowley Nursing Home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Parkin. Survivors include two sons, Tony Godeaux of Crowley and Doug Godeaux of Egan, La.; two sisters, Doris Pressgrove of Jonesboro and Opal Whitener of Madison, Miss.; and five grandchildren, Lacey Godeaux, Tyler Godeaux, Hannah Godeaux, Austin Godeaux and Britt Godeaux. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ella Wright; two brothers; and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Parkin, with Johnny Greene officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery at Marion under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 01, 2002

DAVID G. GONZALES of West Memphis died Tuesday in Panama City, Fla. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Gonzales, 81, former owner of Gonzales Mexican Restaurant in West Memphis, was a life-time member of the West Memphis VFW. He leaves a daughter, Gloria Gonzales Eaves of Panama City, Fla.; a son, David B. Gonzales of Sikeston, Mo.; five sisters, Francis Malando, Ophelia Malando, Betty Gonzales, Linda Gonzales and Virginia Olivares, all of Waukegan, Ill.; three brothers, Issac Gonzales of Waukegan and Joel Gonzales and Roy Gonzales, both of West Memphis; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 25, 2002

MICHAEL GONZALES of Flint, Mich., formerly of West Memphis, died Monday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Gonzales, 67, an auto manufacturer driver, was a Catholic and a member of United Auto Workers Local 599. He leaves his wife, Billie Gonzales; three daughters, Marilyn Wilhelmi of Lennon, Mich., Tina Ferrell of Fenton, Mich., and Monica Whitburn of Millington, Mich.; a son, Michael Gonzales of Grand Blanc, Mich.; four sisters, Erenstine Rios of Edcouch, Texas, Caroline Maxwell of Memphis, Ramona Petty of Mishawaka, Ind., and Evangeline Cantu of West Memphis; a brother, Hector Pena of Swartz Creek, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 21, 2003

HORACE MONROE GOODGION, 81, of Marion, retired maintenance worker for Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, died Monday at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5225 and the American Legion. He leaves two daughters, Shirley Miller of Marion and Cynthia Long of Lubbock, Texas; a son, David Goodgion of Lubbock; a sister, Bonnie Ethel Parson of Brownwood, Texas; three brothers, James L. Goodgion of Brady, Texas, George Goodgion of Denver and Billy Wayne Goodgion of Brownwood, and seven grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 17, 2001

JENNIE LOUISE GOSA of Olive Branch, Miss., formerly of Crittenden County, died Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Gosa, 52, homemaker, leaves her husband, Eldridge Gosa of Olive Branch; three daughters, Amber Lee Morrison of Germantown, Cassondra (Sandy) Riley of Byhalia, Miss., and Donna Ladner of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Frances Null of Blue Mountain, Miss. and Linda Diane Wilson of Lake Placid, Fla.; two brothers, Leslie C. Nichols Jr., of Holly Springs, Miss., and Richard B. Nichols of Danis, Fla., and five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Barton Volunteer Fire Department, Goodman Road, Olive Branch, Miss.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 30, 2004

SONNY GOWER of Marion died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Gower, 65, was owner of Faith Tank & Manufacturing Inc. He leaves his wife, Brenda Gower; a daughter, Sunne Richards of Marion; a son, Blakney Gower of Memphis, Tenn., and six grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 15, 2002

MICHAEL LLOYD GRAHAM JR. of Marion died Thursday in West Memphis.  Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Michael, the nine-year-old son of Melissa and Michael Graham Sr. of Marion, also leaves two sisters, Samatha Graham and Shelia Graham, both of Marion, and his grandmother, Mary Edsell of Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 02, 2002

REX GRAVES of Parkin died Tuesday at Wynwood Nursing Center in Wynne. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Mr. Graves, 90, a retired farmer, was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Marie Stone Graves; a daughter, Patsy Sharp of Wynne; two sons, David Graves and Donald Graves, both of Parkin, and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  The family requests that memorials be sent to Gladden Baptist Church in Parkin.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, April 21, 2004

ANN GRAY, 80, of Marked Tree died Thursday, April 15 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Gray was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lepanto as well as a member of the Poinsett County Home Extension Clubs and the Marked Tree Bridge Club. Gray also taught Sunday School and was a former Girl Scout leader in Lepanto.Gray was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leland Gray, her parents, two sisters and one brother. Survivors include two daughters: Linda Sue Isgrig of Frensco, Calif. and Cathy Ann Milton of Marked Tree; two sisters: Winona Edrington of Jonesboro and Lousie Ratliff of Williford; two brothers: Jimmy Webb of Antioch, Calif. and Don Ray Webb of Farmington; and two grandchildren: Elizabeth Isgrig and Susan Leigh Isgrig. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tad Rodgers officiating. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Active pallbearers were Edward Young, Doyle Tarlton, Tommy Morrisett, Larry Neal, Gary Womack and Bobby Johnson. Tim Ratliff was an hono rary pallbearer. The family asked that memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, October 24, 2003

BOBBIE LAVERNE GRAY, 74, of Memphis, Tenn. died on Oct. 20, 2003 at Baptist Memorial in Tipton County. Gray was a retired manager for Dent Cleaners and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Franklin Gray. Survivors include two sons, Claude E. Hartsfield Sr. of Luxora and Tom E. Hartsfield of Louisville, Ky.; three step-sons, Jim Gray of Russellville, Ark., Dickie Gray of Memphis and Steve Gray of Marion; three sisters, Hazel Brown of Lincoln Park, Mich., Pauline Burks of Rockford, Ill. and Virginia Carroll of Horseshoe Bend; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial followed at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 27, 2001

ALFRED "AL" GREEN of West Memphis died Friday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Green, 53, a police officer for the West Memphis Police Department, was a member of the Downtown Church of Christ in Morrilton and was a Marine veteran. He leaves his wife, Donna Bunting Green; a stepdaughter, Tammy Collins of Verona, Mo.; his father, Archie S. Green of Morrilton; a brother, Terry Green of Morrilton and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the West Memphis Police Benefit Fund or West Memphis First United Methodist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 4, 2005

JOHN MICHAEL GREER, II, 30, of Earle, died at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2005 at Earle First Assembly of God with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Visitation Friday at 1 p.m. until service time. He was a member and deacon of the Earle First Assembly of God Church, road construction supervisor for Apac and a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Lacie Greer of Earle; two daughters, Megan and Katie Greer of Earle; parents, Mike and Debbie Greer of Earle; brother, Justin Greer of Marion; grandparents, Martha Greer of Marion and Doris and Gary Chitwood of Heber Springs. Memorials may be made to the Earle First Assembly of God Church. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 870-735-1000

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 05, 2002

JOHNNY GREER of Earle died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Greer, 73, was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Kathy Greer; three daughters, Nancy MacNeil of Vicksburg, Miss., Lou Burns of Cookeville, Tenn. and Judy Tacker of Earle; two sons, Mike Greer of Earle and Pat Greer of Memphis; his mother, Irma O'Neal of Earle; a sister, Marie Ferrell of Earle, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Baptist Church

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, November 12, 2004

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RICHARD GREVER JR., 23, of Horn Lake, student, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at noon Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. He was of the Jehovah Witness faith. He leaves his parents, Barbara and Richard Grever of Horn Lake; a sister, Tracy Putt of Memphis, and his grandmother, Dolly Mears of Horn Lake.

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 19, 2001

CLIFFORD GREY of Heber Springs, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Grey, 70, a homemaker, was a member of West Memphis Baptist Church. She leaves one daughter, Linda Wilson of Heber Springs; two sons, Douglas Grey of Vicksburg, Miss., and Howard Grey of Heber Springs; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 12, 2005

TERRY EMERSON GRIFFITH of West Memphis died Sunday 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. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Griffith, 46, was a warehouse worker for Coastal Unilube. He leaves a son, Zack Griffith of Monette; his father, Malcolm Griffith of West Memphis; two sisters, Tammy Schroeder of Conway and Teresa Gray of Bartlett and a brother, Tim Griffith of West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 13, 2003

DOUGLAS WADE GRIGGS of Hughes died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Griggs, 59, a retired lineman for Arkansas Power & Light, was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Hughes and a U.S. Navy veteran. He leaves his wife, Twila S. Griggs; a son, Patrick W. Griggs of Marion; his mother, Nellie Faye Batchelor Rhodes of Marion, and two sisters, Glenda Ashby of Memphis and Sarah Alair of Horn Lake, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to the First Baptist Church of Hughes Building Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 31, 2001

EVERETT GRISHAM of West Memphis died Monday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Pentecostal Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Grisham, 95, retired cotton ginner, was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. He leaves one daughter, Nancy Grisham of Marion and one brother, Cecil Grisham of Corinth, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to the First United Pentecostal Church.

 

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

CEDEIA NAMEY HADDAD, Mrs. Ellis Haddad, 74, (class of ’32), of Earle, died April 1, 1999. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and preceded in death by her brother, Saideie, class of ’34, and a son, David, class of ’60. She is survived by a daughter, Charlene Haddad Person, and her husband, Elbert Person, Jr., both class of ’58, of Earle, a son, John Phillip, class of ’65, and his wife, Judy Carol Cato Haddad, class of ’67, of Memphis. Note: Both Elbert and Charlene lost their Mothers this year.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 19, 2001

MAURICE JACK HAILER JR. of West Memphis died Tuesday in Calamine. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Hailer, 59, diesel mechanic for T & B Trucking, was a Navy veteran and a charter member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. He leaves his wife, Jo Ann Hailer; two daughters, Kimberly Wilson of Memphis and Laura Robbins of Marion; one son, Jeff Hailer of West Memphis; his father, Maurice Hailer Sr. of Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Pearl Riley of Westmont, Ill.; two brothers, Albert Hailer of West Memphis and Wayne Hailer of Jackson, Tenn. and nine grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.

 

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

CECIL E. HALLMARK, SR., 66, (class of ’54-’55), a bus driver for the Earle School District, of Earle died Sunday, September 17 in Memphis.  Services were at the Earle Baptist Church, Tuesday, September 19, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  His wife, Macie M. McAllister, classmate of ’55, preceded him in death.  He leaves two daughters: Debbie Hallmark Wilson, class of ’73, of Houston, MO; Dona Hallmark Tacito, of Earle, and a son: Cecil Hallmark, Jr. of Earle, and nine grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, December 6, 2002

MEL HUDSON HALLUM, 68, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 4, at his home. He was a retired business owner.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Hallum of Jonesboro; a son, Kent Hallum of Marion; a stepson, John Frankel of Jonesboro; a stepdaughter, Hillary Frankel of Memphis; two sisters, Betty Williams of Blytheville and Sharon Reynolds of Marianna; a brother, Bill Hallum of Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Hudson Hallum and Sarita Grace Hallum of Marion. Graveside services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion, with the Rev. Jerry McNeer officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers will include Ron Sine, Bev Lambert, Bill Slaughter, Mell Criner, Stan Griffin and Bud Still. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Razorback Foundation, P.O. Box 3518, Fayetteville 72702.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 27, 2001

DR. JAMES WALLACE HAMMACK JR. of Murray, Ky., formerly of Marion, died Thursday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel in Murray. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion with Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in charge of services. Dr. Hammack, 63, retired as Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Murray State University. He had served at the University for 33 years and as department chair since 1992. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Dr. Hammack served as President of the national Oral History Association and as President of the Coal Miners Research Association, was a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of Kentucky Council on Higher Education and was the only faculty member elected to two consecutive terms on the Board of Regents. Dr. Hammack was the author of a book and several academic articles. He leaves his wife, Charlotte Mills Hammack; a daughter, Amanda Hammack Crain of Marion; a son, James Wallace Hammack III of Murray and one grandson. The family requests that memorials be sent to the James W. Hammack Jr. Scholarship Fund at Murray State University's Department of History.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 10, 2004

LUCILE BRETHERICK HAMPTON of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of West Memphis, died Sunday in Ft. Walton Beach. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hampton, 91, a homemaker, was a Baptist. The widow of Charles Hampton, she leaves a son, James Wesley Hampton of Ft. Walton Beach; two sisters, Ruby Bretherick Reed of Marion and Martha Carlisle of Benton; two brothers, T.E. Bretherick and Ed Bretherick, both of West Memphis, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Gideons International or West Memphis Hospice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 07, 2001

BUNION WESLEY "B.W." HANKINS of West Memphis died Friday in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hankins, 78, retired from Burlington Northern Railroad, was a Pentecostal, a World War II veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Deloris Hankins; one son, Kinney Hankins of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Pat Massey of Little Rock and Brenda Hall of Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Walter Hankins Jr. of California; one sister, Elveta Hobson of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or the Victory Fellowship Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 11, 2004

CHARLENE HECKINGER HARDIN of West Memphis died Tuesday in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hardin, 77, retired proprietor of Heck's Restaurant in Marion, was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Edward Hardin of Atlanta, Ga., and a sister, Katherine Byford of Proctor. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Lung Association.

 

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

JAMES WILBUR HARRIS, SR., 90, of Earle died December 31, 1998 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services were Sunday, January 3rd at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery.  He had been a member of the Earle Methodist Church since 1931. He was a 32nd degree Mason of Crittenden Lodge 607 and a former Earle alderman.  He leaves his wife: Mary Wood Harris of Earle and two daughters: Dorothy Harris Robnolt, class of ’57 of Sherwood, AR and Debbie Harris Gordon of Edmond, OK; and four sons: James, Jr. class of ’55 and Danny, class of ’63, both of West Memphis, Charles, class of ’64 of Jonesboro, AR and Wilson Glenn, class of ’69 of Fayetteville, AR; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 26, 2004

JAMES "JIM" WILBUR HARRIS JR. of West Memphis died Saturday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Harris, 66, a retired insurance agent and carrier for the Evening Times, was a member of Living Hope Church in Southaven, Miss., and Missouri Street Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Lissa Harris; two daughters, Sarah Beth Platt of Jefferson City, Mo., and Melissa Joy Harris of West Memphis; a son, James Johnson Harris of Fayetteville; a sister, Deborah Gordon of Grove, Okla.; three brothers, Charles Harris of Jonesboro, Danny Harris of Hanover, Ind., and Glenn Harris of Fayetteville, and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Oral Roberts University or West Memphis Christian School.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 03, 2002

JOANN HARRIS of West Memphis died Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Harris, 65, a homemaker, was the widow of David Harris. She leaves three daughters, Lynn Inman and Jennifer Harris, both of West Memphis and Betty Chambers of Marion; three sons, James Byers of Columbia, S.C., Roy Graham of Trumann, and David F. Harris of Southaven, Miss.; s sister, Earlana Prescott of Columbia; a brother, Claude Logan of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, June 23, 2003

MARY WOOD HARRIS, 90, of Earle died Sunday, June 22, at Johnson-Hobson Care Home in Marion. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, James W. Harris of West Memphis, Danny Harris of Hanover, Ind., Charles R. Harris of Jonesboro and Glenn Harris of Fayetteville; one daughter, Debbie Harris Gordon of Grove, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilbur Harris Sr.; one daughter, Dorothy Harris Robnolt; and her parents, Walter Joshua and Claudia Williams. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel in West Memphis, with David Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Earle.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, December 31, 2004

PAULA MAY LEWIS HARRIS, 82, of Nixa (Mo.) died Thursday, Dec. 30, at her residence. Born in Newport, she had lived in Wynne and Cross County for most of her life before moving to Missouri in April. She was a homemaker, attended a Church of Christ and in earlier years, attended Valley View Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Harris of Nixa; two sons, Jack Lewis of Helena and Albert Lewis of Forrest City; two daughters, Ida Cox of Nixa and Samantha Foster of Denver; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence "Happy" Lewis; two sons, Robert "Bob" Lewis and Sam Lewis; one daughter, Barbara Smith, and her parents, Samuel and Lucretia Schales Goodman. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne, with Fred Strasser and Jim Peeler officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Pallbearers will be Raymond Cox, James Cox, Derrick Underwood, Keith Beasley, Marion Meiers Jr. and Lesley Smith. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Children's Homes of Arkansas, P.O. Box 460, Paragould 72451-9935.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 13, 2001

WILLIAM NORVELL HARRIS of Marion died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Harris, 72, owner of Bill's Grill, was a member of West Memphis Church of Christ. He leaves his wife Mary Dimple Harris; one daughter, Shelia Khan of Cordova, Tenn.; one son, William Neal Harris of West Memphis and two grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 21, 2001

DOUGLAS LEE HARRISON of West Memphis died Thursday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Services were Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Harrison, 47, was the owner of Harrison Body Shop and Towing and was of the Baptist faith. He leaves his wife Pam Harrison; one daughter, Tina Thrasher of West Memphis; two sons, Jason Harrison of Seattle, Wash. and Christopher Harrison of Nesbit, Miss.; one sister, Vivian M. Parker of Proctor; five brothers, Jimmy Harrison and Frank Harrison both of West Memphis, Ray Harrison of Eldorado, David Harrison of Marion and Jerry Harrison of Conway. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 02, 2002

FLORAINE (BOLTON) HARRISON of West Memphis died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 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. Harrison, 75, a homemaker, was a member of Earle Church of God. She leaves her husband, James Harrison; two daughters, Lynda Justus of Memphis and Kathy Bartoush of Marion; two sons, Stan Harrison of Marion and Roy Harrison of Bauxite; a sister, Daphene McFall of Gilmore, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Church of God.

 

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

HORACE HARRISON, 78, (father of 5 EHS classmates), of Earle, died March 3. He is survived by two sons: Bill, class of ’67, of Petersburg, MI and James Edward, class of ’70, of Cherry Valley; three daughters: Peggy Mann class of ’73, of Marin, Sharon Sebastian, classmate of ’75, of Memphis and Phyllis Roni, class of ’77, of Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 06, 2003

LOUISE HARRISON of Odessa, Texas, formerly of Earle, died Thursday at Sienna Care Home in Odessa. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Mrs. Harrison, 79, was a homemaker. She leaves her husband, Russell Harrison; three daughters, Shirley H. Gaskill of Odessa, Virigina Louise West of Guthrie, Ky., and Mary Sue 'Marie' Tinker of Kerens, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 29, 2002

T. J. HATCH of Horseshoe Lake died Friday at his home. Services will be at 12 noon Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hatch, 77 a painter, was a member of the Marion-West Memphis VFW and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Stephanie Hatch; a son, David Hatch of Memphis; a sister, Sara Grady of White Lake, Mich., and a brother, Philip Hatch of Hornesville, Mo. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Marion-West Memphis VFW.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 20, 2004

FRANCES "FRANKIE" HAWKINS of West Memphis died Saturday in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hawkins, 60, was an employee of Holiday Inn. She leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Debruycker of Batavia, Ill.; a son, Chris Russell of Marion; three sisters, Carol Sampson of Marion, and Janis Williams and Joann Boozer, both of Hughes; a brother, James Anderson of Marion, and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Forrest City Times Herald, Forrest City AR, April 4, 2002

MRS. SARAH E. HAYES, age 59, of West Memphis, formerly of Chatfield, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Mrs. Hayes was a cashier at Howards Donuts. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hayes. Mrs. Hayes is survived by three daughters, Dianna Dennison of Hughes, Sherry Dennison of Horn Lake, Miss. and Terry Smith of Sheridan; two sons, Tony Dennison of Marion and Sonny Hayes of Batesville; one sister, Anna Livingston of Indianapolis, Ind.; four brothers, Richard Hartloff and David Hartloff, both of Indianapolis, Ind., Russell Willis of Pensacola, Fla. and Clarence Willis, Jr.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation for Mrs. Hayes will be conducted on Thursday, April 4, 2002, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services for Mrs. Hayes will be conducted Friday, April 5, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

 

The Panolian, Batesville MS, 2005 Archives, http://www.panolian.com

RUTH HEATHCOCK, 86, of Courtland (MS), died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services are today at 11 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge. Heathcock was a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church and a retired CNA for the Sardis nursing home.  She was preceded in death by her husband Karl Heathcock. Survivors include two daughters, Marie Embrey of Batesville and Margaret Woodruff of Marion, Ark.; two sons, Raymond Earl Heathcock of Harmontown and Russell Heathcock of Goshen, Ind.; one sister Lois Darby of Pigeon Ford, Mich.; three brothers, Ray Blackwood of Marion, Ark., Jimmy Blackwood of Middle Brouch, Ind. and Bill Blackwood of Boise, Idaho; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 3, 2004

JOHN B. HEDRICK JR. of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Crittenden County, died Tuesday at Spring Gate Nursing Home in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hedrick, 80, a retired truck driver for ABF Truck Lines, was a member of Rugby Hill Baptist Church and Marion-West Memphis VFW Post # 5225 and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He leaves his wife, Nell Hedrick; three daughters, Bobbie Hill and Sharin King, both of Orlando, Fla., and Wanda Webster of Memphis; a son, John Michael Hedrick of Proctor, and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Alzheimer's Association.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 27, 2004

MARVIN RICHARD HELCEL of Marion died Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Helcel, 82, retired master mechanic for Armour Packing, was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and a member of Marion-West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars post 5225 and American Legion Post 53. The widower of Jewell Rowland Helcel, he leaves a daughter, Brenda Mattson of West Memphis; two sisters, Mary Helcel Kee of Paragould and Rosa Lee Ruffinen of Newark, Del.; a brother, Leroy Helcel of Marion and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Christian Church.

 

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RAYMOND "Red Hot" HELD, JR., 59, of Forrest City, retired from Coca Cola, presently Supervisor for City of Haynes, died July 2, 2009 in Forrest City. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at Morgan Chapel, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery, Marion, AR. He leaves his wife, Donna Held; one daughter, Lauren Evans of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, B.J. Held of Lonoke, AR and Jimmy Sandage of Forrest City, AR; mother, Betsy Held of Little Rock, AR; sister, Kitty Mason of Little Rock, AR, and four grandchildren, Devon and Gage Evans and Ariel and Keaton Sandage. Morgan Funeral Home (870)633-8790

 

The Times Dispatch, Walnut Ridge AR, October 20, 2005

LOLA IRENE HELMS, 88, of West Memphis died Oct. 20, 2005, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Born at Eaton, she was the daughter of Henry and Loma Oldham. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lee Helms. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe Helms, Marion, and Larry Helms, Heafer; two daughters, Betty Rains, West Memphis, and Kay Oliver, Memphis; four sisters, Buna Manthey, West Memphis, Faye Scudder, Walnut Ridge, Marjorie Blackshear, Rockwall, Texas, and Armolee Garner, Paragould; a brother, Elvis Oldham, Fremont, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with David Young officiating. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Pallbearers were David Barrentine, Jake Carr, Michael Helms II, Richard Turner, Michael Helms and Jessee Helms. Memorials may be made to the Ingram Boulevard Baptist Church Music Fund in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 17, 2005

ROSE W. HELLUMS of Hernando, Miss., formerly of West Memphis, died Thursday at Methodist University Hospital-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. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hellums, 83, a homemaker, was a member of Ingram Boulevard Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, William H. Hellums; a daughter, Martha Graves of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Wayne Hall of Hernando; two sisters, Irma Thompson of Memphis and Jean Moss of Groveland, Fla., six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 27, 2003

The Rev. PERRY MICHAEL "MIKE" HENDERSON, 46, of Trumann died Friday, Sept. 26, at UAMS Medical Center at Little Rock. Born in Bastrop, La., he lived in Trumann for the past six years. A graduate of Williams Baptist College, he received a master of divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts degree from Ouachita Baptist University. He was the pastor of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann. He had previously served as music and youth minister at the 42nd Street Baptist Church at North Little Rock and the First Baptist Church at Marion, and as pastor at the Whitton Baptist Church at Whitton and Second Baptist Church in Leachville. Survivors include his wife Rhonda Millikin Henderson of the home; two daughters, Laura Beth and Julie Kathryn Henderson, both of the home; one son, Michael Scott Henderson of the home; his mother, Peggy Henderson of Bryant; two sisters, Sabrina Smith and Anna Beth Mansfield, both of Bryant; and one brother, Scott Henderson of Maumelle. He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Wilton Henderson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Trumann, with the Revs. Gary Fulton, Larry White and Dr. Jim Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Whitlatch, Brad Parrish, Randy Rose, Tommy Eldried, Rodney Wright and Lowell Coffman Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will include the deacons of Maple Grove Baptist Church.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church Mission Fund, 13509 Maple Grove Lane, Trumann.

 

State Gazette, Dyersburg TN, May 20, 2004  http://stategazette.com

MAUD BLANCHETT HENRY, 83, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Graveside services will at 1 p.m. Friday in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 04, 2002

CHARLES JURIL HENSON of Covington, Tenn., formerly of West Memphis, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Henson, 77, a retired mail carrier, was a member of Frayser Full Gospel Church, Marion-West Memphis VFW, the American Legion and 40 & 8 Club. He was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran, a Boy Scout commissioner, a Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Henson, the widower of Betty Jo Sherrill Henson and the husband of Faye Henson, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Jo Ikner of Pasadena, Texas; two sons, Juril Earnest Henson of Marion and Charles Edward Henson of Pike Road, Ala., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, March 22, 2005

PAULINE HESTER, 74, of Marion died Sunday, March 20, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She was an apartment complex manager for Guaranty Loan and Real Estate and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Hester of Marion; three daughters, Mary Key Baker of Jonesboro and Billy French and Judy Fahey, both of Louisville, Ky.; three stepdaughters, Freida Chapman of Wynne, Linda Evans of Belzonia, Miss., and Margie Guthrie of Yazoo City, Miss.; one stepson, Danny Hester of Byhalia, Miss.; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Siggle Clinton Hennessee and Ida Mae Adamson Hennessee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel with Carroll Evans officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Pallbearers will be David French, Jason Fahey, Johnathan Fahey, Allen Baker, Eddy Chapman and Jason Lancaster. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 09, 2001

ARNOLD WAYNE HICKS of West Memphis died Friday at his home. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hicks, 54, meter shop foreman for the West Memphis Utility Department, was a member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ, volunteer hunter education instructor and a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. He leaves his wife, Glenda Hicks; one son, Arnold Dwayne Hicks of West Memphis; his mother, Norma Hicks of West Memphis; four sisters, Glenda Gifford of Conway, Linda Capps of Hensley, Carrol Sloan of West Memphis and Wanda Harrison of Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 1, 2005

HAROLD HICKS of West Memphis died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tenn. Services were at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hicks, 70, was a retired small engine repairman. He leaves his wife, Dawna Hicks; two daughters, Debbie Hesson of Brentwood, Tenn., and Gwenna Doty of West Memphis; two sisters, Paulette Lee of Bossier City, La., and Judy Maxwell of Cotton Valley, La.; a brother, Delane Hicks of Sarepta, La., and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 11, 2001

RAYMOND LLOYD HICKS of West Memphis died Saturday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hicks, 57, was a U.S. Navy veteran. He leaves his wife Belinda Hicks; one daughter, Mary Kristina Hicks of West Memphis; two sons, Danny Hicks and Raymond Hicks, both of West Memphis, and his mother, Stella Hicks of Malden, Mo.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 07, 2003

DANNY HIGHTSHOE of West Memphis died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hightshoe, 79, a retired postal supervisor, was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church, Post 5225 Marion and West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars, West Memphis Masonic Lodge 737 and Eastern Arkansas Scottish Rite, and was a World War II Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Gene 'Ducky' Hightshoe; two daughters, Lu Anne Hightshoe Gaither of Memphis and Gay Hightshoe Bumbaugh of West Memphis; a brother, Arthur B. Hightshoe of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Rosewood United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 03, 2002

DOROTHY LEE WILSON HILL of Marion died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hill, 85, a seamstress for Delta Casket Co., was a Sunday school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church in West Memphis. She leaves two daughters, Lois Simmons of Memphis and Mary Joyce Bowen of Marion; two sons, Billy M. Hill of West Memphis and Bobby Don Hill of Searcy; two brothers, Clark Wilson of McCrory and Warren Wilson of Southaven, Miss., 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 19, 2002

BENNIE HODGES of Earle died Tuesday at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Earle Baptist Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Earle Baptist Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hodges, 88, a retired educator and school administrator, worked 43 years in the Earle School District. He was a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and men's Bible class teacher at Earle Baptist Church. He was a member of Earle Rotary Club, serving as president and chairman of the Boy Scout Committee. Mr. Hodges leaves his wife, Blanche Hodges; a sister, Iva Mae Gerig of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Fred Hodges of Jonesboro, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, August 21, 2001

MARY L. HODO of Marion died Monday in Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hodo, 84, homemaker, was a member of Earle Baptist Church. She was the widow of Waco Hodo and leaves three daughters, Susan Nicholson of Rogers, Mary Davis of Earle and Emily Angeletti of West Memphis; three sons, David A. Hodo of Conway, Jimmy Eubanks of Memphis and Jessie Eubanks of Crump, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Obit Central, Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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RALPH WILLIAM HOLLAND, age 62, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001. Mr. Holland was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Memphis and was the son of Ralph William Holland, Sr., and Myrtle Roeder Holland. He lived in Forrest City most of his life and was a building contractor. Mr. Holland was a graduate of Earle High School. He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Holland of the home; a son, Jim Holland of Forrest City; three daughters, Debbie Allen of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Rizza of Dundee, Ill. and Karen Mitchusson of Wynne; a sister, Patricia Ann Baty of San Angelo, Texas and six grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Holland will be Thursday, July 19, 2001, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorials be made to one's choice. 

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 21, 2005

RITCHIE HOLLIS of Marion died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the mausoleum at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Hollis, 53, leaves his wife, Lu Lynn Hollis; two daughters, Teresa Renee Roth of Pueblo, Colo., and Mary Jo Hollis of Jackson, Miss.; his mother, Anna Mary Lundrigan of Marion; his father and stepmother, Tommy and Mary Hollis of Proctor; a brother, Stevie Hollis of Marion; two half-brothers, Brian Hollis and Tommy Hollis, and two grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 25, 2002

MAC D. HOLMES, 55, of West Memphis, retired fire chief for the City of West Memphis and circulation manager for the Evening Times in West Memphis, died Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. 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 member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. Mr. Holmes, the husband of Debbie Holmes, also leaves a daughter, Kim Holmes Mulder of Pittsburgh; a son, Jeff Holmes of West Memphis; four brothers, Bobby G. Holmes of Memphis, Joe Kenneth Holmes of Amherst, Ohio, John T. Holmes of Milton, Fla., and Billy O. Holmes of West Memphis, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church or Missouri Street Church of Christ in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 7, 2003

PAITON RAE HOLMES, infant son of Stephanie Rachel Holmes of Marion, died Tuesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He also leaves a brother, Patrick Holmes of Marion; his grandparents, Melva and Leonel Padilla of Marion, Kenneth Holmes of Proctor, Ark., and Renee Soto of Jericho, Ark., and his great-grandparents, Josephine Padilla of Haynes, Ark., Gene Mooneyhan of Rondo, Ark., and Emogene Cockrill of Memphis.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, December 27, 2001

PEARL DOROTHY HOLMES of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday 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. Holmes, 93, a homemaker, was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church and the widow of Joe A. Holmes. She leaves five sons, Bobby G. Holmes of Memphis, Joe Kenneth Holmes of Amherst, Ohio, John T. Holmes of Milton, Fla., Billy O. Holmes and Mac D. Holmes, both of West Memphis; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 10, 2001

VIVIAN C. HOLMES of West Memphis died Wednesday at her home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Holmes, 79, corporate assistant secretary for real estate, was a member of West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, the BPW Club and the Families in Transition Board. She was the widow of Harrison Holmes; leaves three sons, Paul Holmes of Jonesboro, Bruce Holmes of Lenexa, Kan. and Clarke Holmes of Willoughby, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 31, 2003

ABBIE HOLT of West Memphis died Monday at Beverly Health Care & Rehab. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Holt, 91, a homemaker, was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wet Memphis, Twenty Club of West Memphis and the Ladies Golf Association of Meadowbrook Country Club. The widow of Jim Holt, she leaves a brother, Donnie Johnson of West Memphis.

 

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, September 4, 2002

A graveside service was celebrated for MRS. GEORGIA DUNAVANT HOLT, 91, at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Arkansas by Fr. David Foley. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Margaret McCain of Memphis; her stepson, Robert F. Holt of Meridian, MS; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 18, 2002

ISAAC FRANKLIN HOLT of Arlington, Tenn., formerly of Crittenden County, died Thursday at U.T. Bowld Hospital in Memphis.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park. Mr. Holt, 68, disabled, leaves a sister, Maggie Manning of Memphis, and a brother, Walter Holt of Tupelo.

 

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, June 6, 2002

THOMAS ARTHUR HOLT, JR., 74, of 118 Sneed Street in Marked Tree died June 4, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was owner and operator of Holt Lumber and Hardware in Marked Tree. A graveside service will be June 6 at 1 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Gary Starbuck will officiate the ceremony. He is survived by three daughters, Diana Pilgrim of Memphis, Nancy Stogner of Little Rock and Cathy Baker of West Memphis, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 27, 2001

WOODROW V. HOLT SR. of Gilmore died Saturday at Methodist Health Care Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Holt, 83, retired farmer, was a member of Freedom Pentecostal Church of God in Gilmore. He leaves his wife, Eathel Holt; two daughters, Gwen Holt Price of Houston, Texas, and Joan Taylor of Solgohachia; three sons, Woodrow V. Holt Jr. and Lamar Holt, both of Gilmore, and Houston Holt of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Edna Robertson of West Memphis, LaVerne Gadsby of Virginia, Flossie Bishop of Jackson, Tenn., and Georgia Herndon of Tennessee; four brothers, Houston Holt of Effingham, Ill., Harold Holt of Belden, Miss., Bradley Holt of Memphis and Howard Holt of Tupelo, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

The Times Dispatch, Walnut Ridge AR, October 16, 2005

ZULA HOLT, 59, of Gilmore, sister of Christine Sullivan of Imboden, died Oct. 16, 2005, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Funeral is today at 1 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Memorials may be made to the Sardis Lake Christian Camp.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 24, 2003

DON 'STERLING' HOOD, 67, of Marion, Ark., factory worker, died Thursday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He leaves four sisters, Mary Scrivner of Nesbit, Miss., Marguerite Robinson of Oakland, Miss., Maxine Wheeler of Granville, N.Y. and Peggye Leonard of Memphis, and a brother, Charley Hood of Mishawaka, Ind. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

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

EULETA M. HOOD, 88, (mother of Zinetta Mizell, class of ’47) the widow of Everett, died January 28, 1999 at Springdale, AR. Services were January 21 at the Earle Methodist Church, where she had been a long time members.  Burial was at Crittenden Memorial. Zinetta lives at Springdale, AR.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 15, 2003

CHARLES EDWARD HOOVER of Senatobia, Miss., formerly of Crawfordsville, died Friday at his home.  Graveside services were Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis had charge of services.  Mr. Hoover, 69, retired from Allied Chemicals, was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He leaves his wife, Martha Hoover; a daughter, Scarlett Renee Hornsby of Jackson, Tenn., and a brother, John Hoover of Waycross, Ga. The family requests that memorials be sent to Mississippi Avenue of Magnolias Project - Keep Mississippi Beautiful, P.O. Box 1609, Jackson, MS, 39215

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, November 06, 2001

EDWARD HUGH HORTON JR. of Turrell died Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel, West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Horton, 51, president of C & R Plumbing Co., was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Carol Horton; two sons, Ed Horton III of Conway and Steve Horton of Jonesboro; his mother, Evelyn Horton of Marked Tree; one sister, Betty Manuel of Louisiana; three brothers, John Horton of Lepanto, Richard Horton of Tyronza and Charles Horton of Marion. The family request that memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 17, 2002

MARK DEWAYNE HOWTON, infant son of Billie Jo Joshlin of West Memphis and Christopher Howton of Brinkley, died Sunday at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge of services. He also leaves a sister, Skylar Howton of Brinkley; his grandparents, Jerry and Phylis Nearns of West Memphis, and Orval and Ruby Howton of Brinkley; and great-grandparents, Robert Nearns of Helena, and Pauline Boyld of Trumann.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, March 13, 2005

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SHARON DAVIS HUBBLE, 54, office manager for R. J. Cable Service, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. She was a member of Redeemer Evangelical Church in Southaven. Mrs. Davis, the wife of Dale Hubble, also leaves two sons, David Cox of Olive Branch and Joseph Hubble of Southaven; five sisters, Mary Wilson of Southaven, Carole Burns of Earle, Ark., Joni Brossett of Marion and Shirley Cox and Emma Masters, both of West Memphis; three brothers, Lee Davis of Florence, Sam Davis of Baton Rouge, La., and Dave Davis of Olive Branch, and four grandchildren.

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

WILLIAM C. HUDGENS, 76, (class of ’42), died Saturday, October 2, 1999. He was a member of the Earle Baptist Church.  He is survived by two sisters; Joyce Hudgens Taylor, class of ’38, of Little Rock, and Ruth Ella ‘Jackie’ Martin, class of ’36, of Memphis. Funeral services were at the Earle Baptist Church, October 2nd, and interment was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  The June, 1998 issue of Timeshare reported that Joyce had said that ‘Buddy’ had been moved to a retirement home in Little Rock, near her so that she could visit her brother often.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 25, 2001

ANNIE MABLE McCOY ORGAN HUFF of Forrest City, formerly of Earle, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home in Forrest City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Huff, 73, was a housekeeper and an employee of a mobile home manufacturing prior to retirement. She was the widow of James Organ and George Huff, leaves four sons, Jimmy Organ of Memphis, Johnny Organ of Elaine, Jerry Organ of Tyronza and Joey Organ of Jonesboro; one brother, Bill McCoy of Parkin; one sister, Dorothy Snelson of Colt; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 18, 2002

PAULA BARNES HUFF of Widner died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. Huff, 57, was a supervisor at Holidays. She leaves four sons, Joel Barnes of Earle, Wayne Barnes Jr. of Memphis, Jeff Barnes of Parkin and Bill Barnes of Heth; four sisters, May Carey of Harrisburg, Barbra Sanford and Joann McCord, both of Heth, and Sue Clifton of Osceola; a brother, Allen Prescott of Marion, and nine grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appea, Memphis TN, May 21, 2003

JOHN 'DANNY' DANIEL HUFFMAN, 49, of West Memphis, sales representative for Allied Systems, 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 member of Lakeshore Baptist Church in Marion and a Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Huffman, the husband of Patricia Castleberry Huffman, also leaves three daughters, Lisa Leech of Pomona, Mo., Laura Parnell of West Memphis and Lacie Tinnon of Marion; his mother and stepfather, Grace and Leland Huffman of Earle, Ark.; four sisters, Mary Riley of Memphis, Linda Fugitt and Debbie Adams, both of West Memphis, and Judy Warner of Heber Springs, Ark., and six grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Bethesda Cancer Center in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 30, 2004

THELMA HUGUELEY of Hughes, formerly of Crittenden County, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hugueley, 99, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church in Hughes. The widow of Elmer Marion Hugueley, she leaves four daughters, Cora Warren of Hughes, Jenise Dunlap of Heber Springs, Betty Rose of Wooster and Shirley Vaughn of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Ray Hugueley of Hughes, and 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Hughes First Baptist Church Library Fund.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 05, 2001

LILLIE HULL of West Memphis died Sunday at her home. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hull, 67, co-owner of Dubs Coin Laundry, was a member of West Memphis First Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of W.C. "Dub" Hull and leaves one son, Leland Hull of Columbia, Tenn.; one sister, Elsie Freshour of Wynne and two brothers, Dallis Chappell of McCrory and Jack Chappell of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one sister, Margarett Chappell and two brothers, Floyd Chappell and Charley Chappell.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 9, 2004

TAYLOR HULSEY of Paragould, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hulsey, 78, a truck driver, was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran, a member of Marion-West Memphis VFW, Masonic Lodge # 599, the American Legion, Shriners in Memphis and of the Baptist faith. He leaves five sons, Jim Hulsey and Otis A. Hulsey Jr., both of West Memphis, Tony L. Hulsey of Horn Lake, Miss., Ronald Wayne Hulsey of Myrtle, Miss., and Terry Dean Hulsey of Fort Mills, S.C.; a sister, Sally Davis of Russellville, Ala.; two brothers, James Hulsey and Nolan Hulsey, both of Russellville, and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Baptist Hospice, P.O. Box 90, Forrest City, AR, 72376.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 05, 2002

LESLIE L. HUMPHREY of Earle died Saturday at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Humphrey, 74, a retired welder, was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and a member of Earle Baptist Church. He leaves several cousins, including Margaret Baker of Greenbrier and Fred Miller of Wynne, and longtime caregivers and friends Clara Taylor, Mary Jackson and Steven Jackson, all of Earle. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 10, 2003

OTT HUNDHAUSEN JR., 73, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of West Memphis, sales manager, died Saturday at Arkansas Hospice House in Little Rock. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist, past member of the Rotary Club, West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hundhausen, the husband of Mary Jane Hundhausen, also leaves a daughter, Cynthia Hundhausen of Little Rock; two stepsons, Rick Jordan of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ronnie Jordan of Marion; two stepbrothers, Bonnie Chiasson of New Orleans and Lisa Donovan of Little Rock. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Fund or First Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 27, 2002

BILL HUTCHESON, 83, of Byhalia, Miss., retired self-employed carpenter, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Baptist. Mr. Hutcheson, the husband of Stella Hutcheson, also leaves two sons, Chuck Hutcheson of Memphis and Jerry Hutcheson of Booneville, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Peggy Little of Oakland; seven stepsons, J. C. Summerford of Proctor, Ark., Ray Summerford of Collierville, Henry Summerford of Plano, Texas, Bobby Summerford of Byhalia, Danny Summerford of Horn Lake, Ricky Summerford of Bartlett and Richard Summerford of Olive Branch, 29 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 5, 2004

EDWARD LONG HUTCHISON of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Crittenden County, died Saturday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hutchison, 73, a machine operator for Great Dane Trailers, leaves his wife, Doris Hutchison; a daughter, Patricia Ann Liggett of Pooler; a son, Eddie Joe Hutchison of Marion, and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, August 30, 2004

AUDREY JEAN INGRAM, 49, of West Memphis died Saturday, Aug. 28, at her residence.  Born at West Memphis, she was a retired waitress and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Scott of West Memphis; one sister, Peggy Ann Olive of West Memphis; one brother, Aubrey Jan Ingram of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home of Tyronza, with the Rev. Mike Harkness officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 7, 2004

AUDREY JEAN INGRAM of West Memphis died Aug. 28 at her home. Services were Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Tyronza with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. Ingram, 49, a retired waitress, was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Mary Ann Scott of West Memphis; two sisters, Peggy Ann Olive of West Memphis and Carolyn Baldwin of Black Rock; a brother, Aubrey Jay Ingram of Fayetteville and three grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 12, 2003

MARY FRANCES IRVIN, 76, of Memphis, waitress, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller Family Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark.  She leaves a daughter, Mary Helen Neeley of Memphis, and a granddaughter.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 19, 2003

BARNEY IVY, 87, of West Memphis, retired truck driver for O'Neal Paving, died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of Vanderbilt Baptist Church in West Memphis. Mr. Ivy, the husband of Louise L. Ivy, also leaves two daughters, Elouise Ricks and Gloria Grubbs, both of West Memphis; a son, Thomas Jr. Ivy of Tyronza, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation.

 

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

ALLIE JACKSON, 84, (mother of 4 EHS classmates), a homemaker, formerly of Earle, died November 29 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services were December 1 at the Earle Baptist Church, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  She was a member of the West Memphis 1st Baptist Church, and the widow of Gordon Lee Jackson.  She leaves 4 daughters: Polly O’Neal of Memphis, Glenda Jackson Harlow, classmate of ’57, and Rachel Jackson Moore, class of ‘63, both of West Memphis, Mary Ann Jackson Pollard, class of ’64, of Heth, AR; two sons: Carl L. Jackson, of Marion, and Drew Jackson, classmate of ’60.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 01, 2002

DREW LEE JACKSON of Marion died Thursday at Johnson-Hobson Care Home in Marion. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Jackson, 61, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. He leaves four sisters, Polly O'Neil of Memphis, Glenda Harlow and Rachel Moore, both of West Memphis, and Mary Ann Pollard of Heth; a brother, Carl L. Jackson of Marion, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 14, 2003

EDNA MAI "SHIRLEY" JACKSON of West Memphis died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park.  Mrs. Jackson worked for Guaranty Loan for 35 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Susanna Wesley group. The widow of Giffin Lamar Jackson, she leaves a daughter, Sara Lynn Leaptrot of Marion; two sons, Bruce Hayse of Cordova, Tenn., and Wayne Lamar Jackson of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 15, 2002

LOUVENE BUTLER DAVIS JACKSON, 92, of Earle, retired owner of the Yellow Jacket Restaurant in Wynne, died Saturday at White County Regional Hospital in Searcy, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Earle Baptist Church. Mrs. Jackson, the widow of Joe Davis and Jack Jackson, leaves a son, J. M. Davis of McCrory; a brother, Robert Butler of Wynne, 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 30, 2002

ORVIL C. JACKSON of Searcy, formerly of West Memphis, died Friday at his home. Services were at 10 a.m. today at McEuen Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy with burial at 2 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Jackson, 76, a retired chief quality inspector for Trumbo Welding in Memphis, was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran and a member of Valley Baptist Church. He was the widower of Dorothy Johnson Jackson. Mr. Jackson leaves a daughter, Linda Duncan of Searcy; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Valley Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice Home Care Inc. of Searcy.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 31, 2001

ROBERT McKINLEY JACKSON JR. of Marion died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Jackson, 62, was a security guard for Staple Cotton. He leaves three sons, Robert McKinley Jackson III of Philadelphia, Pa., Andy Jackson and Greg Jackson, both of Marion; two sisters; one brother and four grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 05, 2001

MARY (SHANDS) JAMES of Cherokee Village, formerly of West Memphis, died Monday at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Services were at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. James, 84, a housewife, was the widow of Coleman Shands and Jim James. She leaves one daughter, Sue Forrester of Cherokee Village; one sister, Margaret Duvall of Tunica, Miss.; three half-sisters, Shirley Booher, Brenda Welch and Louise Johns; two step-sisters, Ester Sairls and Lavada Norris of Marion; one half-brother, William Spears of Jonesboro; one step-brother, Floyd Roberts; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cancer Aid and Research with VFW of West Memphis Post 5225.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 15, 2002

VIVIAN FONTELLA CRICK JENKINS of Parkin died Friday at her home. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Jenkins, 96, a homemaker, also worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Krigers, Peoples Bargain Store, and Fred's. She was the widow of Vernon Jenkins Sr. Mrs. Jenkins leaves three daughters, Esther Melton of West Memphis, Vivian Pafford of Parkin, and Colleen Bonanno of Memphis; five sons, V.G. Jenkins Jr. of Parkin, Charles E. Jenkins of Harrison, Jerome Jenkins of Marshall, and David Jenkins and Donald Jenkins, both of Jonesboro; two sisters, Pearl Parker of Memphis and Esther Wilkerson of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Woodrow Crick of Jonesboro; 26 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 7, 2004

DONNIE JOHNSON of West Memphis died Saturday at his home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Johnson, 81, co-owner of Johnson & Marotti Chevrolet in Hughes, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Mary Johnson; two daughters, Mary Beth Clarke of Horseshoe Lake and Donna Duck of West Memphis, and four grandchildren.

 

Cabot Star Herald, Cabot AR, April 27,  2005

MAEBELL COLEMAN JOHNSON, 91, formerly of West Memphis, died April 19, 2005. She was retired from Spotts Drugstore. She is survived by her daughter, Eunice Johnson Dickson of Camden; and son, Thomas Eugene Johnson of Cabot; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on April 22 at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Interment was at the Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 24, 2002

POLLY JOHNSON of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Johnson, 67, a homemaker, was a Christian member of Solid Rock Church of God in Crawfordsville. She leaves four daughters, Ila Lovelace, Patricia England, Carol Johnson and Cheryl Roe, all of West Memphis; a sister, Bonnie Mickles of West Memphis; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 10, 2002

TYRESE JAVON JOHNSON, infant son of Jennie and Earnest L. Johnson of Proctor died Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge of services. Infant Johnson also leaves three sisters, Taneesha Johnson and Chiquita Taylor, both of Proctor, and Lawanda Taylor of West Memphis; two brothers, Earnest Johnson Jr. and Johnathan Johnson, both of West Memphis, and his grandfather, Jimmie Barker of West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 18, 2002

VIRGIE JOHNSON of Horseshoe Lake died Tuesday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Johnson, 76, a homemaker, was the widow of Quitman Johnson. She leaves two daughters, Barbara Johnsey of Corinth, Miss., and Linda Thaxton of Widener; two brothers, Tom Cooley of Batesville and Joe Cooley of Joiner, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, December 10, 2004

WILLIAM EDWIN LEO JOHNSON SR., 70, of Lepanto died Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. He was a retired Air Force veteran and former manager of Mid-Continent Truck Stop. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Viva L. Johnson of Lepanto; two sons, William Edwin Leo Johnson Jr., of Lepanto and Daniel Patrick Johnson of Marion; three daughters, Carolyn Ann Lampley of Sultan, Wash., Donna Sue Watkins of Marion and Sharon Lee Smith of Lepanto; one sister, Sarah Lou Johnson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one brother, James Franklin Johnson of Pittsburg, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Andrew and Rose Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel in West Memphis, with David Young officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 16, 2003

ALBERTINA ELIZABETH MILLER JOLLY of Proctor died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-9 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. Mrs. Jolly, 98, a retired secretary for Jolly's Carpet, was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. The widow of John Edward Jolly Sr., she leaves two sons, John Edward Jolly Jr. of Memphis and Frederick William Jolly of Proctor; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Avondale Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 12, 2001

CHARLES RAY JORDON of Earle died Saturday at his home. Visitation was Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Jordon, 64, was a retired truck driver. He leaves his wife, Virginia Jordon; three daughters, Debbie Reece of Brazor, Texas, Brenda Rich of Dallas, Texas, and Tammy Horry of Tilliman, S.C.; three sons, Charlie Jordon of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffrey Jordon of Earle and Stan Moore of Memphis; his mother, Jewel Jordon of West Memphis; one sister; four brothers and 16 grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 23, 2002

JEWEL LECY JORDON  of West Memphis died Monday at her home. Visitation will be from 5-9 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. Mrs. Jordon, 85, was a homemaker. Her faith was non-denominational. The widow of Harmon R. Jordon, she leaves a daughter, Gearldine Pullin of James Mill; four sons, Royal W. Jordon and Rodger Jordon, both of Memphis, Donnie W. Jordon of Marion and Tommy L. Jordon, of West Memphis; her mother, Willie A. Davidson of Horn Lake, Miss.; two sisters, Ruby Norwood of Horn Lake, and Helen Cook of McClure, Ill., 21 grandchildren and 114 great and great-great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 15, 2003

HELEN SULLIVAN JOYNER, 88, of Wynne died Thursday, Aug. 14, at her residence.  Born in Hilleman, she had lived in Crawfordsville and moved to Wynne 15 years ago. She was a member of Wynne First United Methodist Church and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years before working for the school system for 10 years. She retired 15 years ago.  Survivors include one son, William "Bill" Sayles Joyner Jr. of Marion; two daughters, Mona Dallas of Wynne and Pamela Harper of Redlands, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Barbara Burks of Mercer, Tenn.; two sisters, Jackie Morin of Donaldson and Nancy Bray of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sayles Joyner; her parents, Ira Drury Sullivan and Mary Lorena Chadwick Sullivan. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wynne First United Methodist Church, with Fred Strasser and the Rev. Bill Eason officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne. Active pallbearers will be William "Trey" Joyner III, Jerry Dallas, Kelly Dallas, David Dallas, Jeff Joyner and Tom Burks Sr.  Honorary pallbearers include Tim Burks, Tom Burks Jr., B.J. Burks and Phillip Burks.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Independent Living Services, P.O. Box 1990, 615 Independence, Conway or First United Methodist Church of Wynne.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 31, 2004

CHARLES ARTHUR JUSTUS of Hughes died Tuesday at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Justus, 62, a farm equipment mechanic, was a member of West Memphis First Assembly of God Church. He leaves his wife, Ann Justus; a daughter, Teresa Ann Justus of Marion; a son, Charles Glenn Justus of Horn Lake, Miss.; a brother, Billy Ray Justus of Marion and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Assembly of God Church.

 


 

 

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