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CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

OBITUARIES

(Surnames beginning with K through O)

PUBLISHED IN LOCAL AREA NEWSPAPERS

 

COMPILED BY BRENDA HUNTLEY AND DEBBIE YATES

2003 - 2005


 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 06, 2001

CLIFF KAIN SR. of West Memphis died Friday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Kain, 68, retired foreman for St. Francis Levee District, was a member of Rosewood Methodist Church. He was past president of the West Memphis Jaycees, past JCI State Senator, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Order of Eagles. He was the widower of Marion Josephine Kain and leaves one daughter, Susan Weaver of West Memphis; one son, Cliff "Bud" Kain Jr. of Jonesboro; one sister, Dorothy Sims of Lake City; one brother, Shirley Kain of Glen Burnie, Md.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, February 10, 2004

CLIFF “BUD” KAIN JR., 45, of Jonesboro died Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Memphis, he was a resident of the Jonesboro Human Development Center and was a Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Susan Weaver of West Memphis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff Kain Sr. and Marion Nevans Kain. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Emerson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Visitation will be from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jonesboro Human Development Center, 4701 Colony Drive, Jonesboro 72404.

 

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

MARY FRANCES DANIELS KEETON, (class of ’48), of Bartlett, IL, 69, died January 27, 1999. The widow of Thomas Keeton leaves two daughters: Donna Lafata of Bartlett, IL and Kathy Cloar Mitchell, class of ’66 of West Memphis; two sons: Tommy Keeton of Berwyn, IL and Jerry Keeton of Cicero, IL; three sisters: Doris Daniels Austin classmate of ’53 of Sumitt, IL, Carolyn Daniels Harrison, classmate ’60, and Linda Daniels Karajohn, both of Naperville, IL; five brothers: Bill of Downers Grove, IL, Chuck of Barlow, KY, Dickey Gene classmate of ’58, of Wichita, KS, Jim (Jimmy Paul, Class of ’54) of Nashville, TN., and John, classmate of ’63 of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.

 

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

ANNA KATHRYNE LATIMORE KELLEY, 81, (class of ’37), homemaker, of Parkin, died May 5, 2000 of heart failure at Cross Ridge Hospital in Wynne.  Services were May 8th at Parkin United Methodist Church, where she was a member.  Burial was at Crittenden Memorial at Marion.  She was the widow of B. P. (Phil) Kelley, and leaves a son: James Patrick Kelley of Senatobia, MS; and a brother: Albert Paul Latimore, class of ’40, of Dothan, AL.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 17, 2004

MAMIE RUTH KELLEY of Marion, formerly of Horseshoe Lake, died Sunday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Kelley, 81, a retired clerk for Bond's Grocery Store, was a member of Hughes First Baptist Church. The widow of Dolton Kelley, she leaves three daughters, Shirley Chrestman, Patsy Foster and Carol Barlow, all of Marion; four sons, Jay Kelley of Benton, Jim Kelley of Southaven, Miss., and Morris Kelley and Gary Kelley, both of Marion; three sisters, Inez Lowery of Trumann, Lois Petit of Kosciusko, Miss., and Katheryn McCoy of Michigan; two brothers, Junior Berry of Black Oak and Bill Berry of Newbern, Tenn., and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Contributed by niece, Nancy Fondren, of Fayetteville, AR

JOSEPH F. KENNEDY was the husband of Katherine Walls Kennedy.  He had one daughter, Erma Kennedy Bailey, and a foster daughter, Linda Youngblood. Joseph Kennedy lived in West Memphis and was a cook on a river barge.  He drowned when Hurricane Betsy hit the New Orleans area in 1965.  He is buried in Section 2 along with his wife, Katherine Bell Kennedy, who died in 1984.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, September 22, 2004

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JAMES H. KELSO, 67, of West Memphis, retired welder and pipefitter for Steamfitters Union Local 314, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was an Army veteran and a Baptist. Mr. Kelso, husband of Margie Riley Kelso, also leaves five daughters, Shelly Argenbright of Fisherville, Tenn., Tammy Jewell and Jamie Kelley, both of West Memphis, and Lisa Ransom and Jennifer Lovett, both of Olive Branch; two sons, Darryl Lovell of Marion and Steve Kelso of Olive Branch; a sister, Sunny Cato of Nashville; a brother, W.C. Kelso of Memphis, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 26, 2002

CECIL RAY KERLEY, 58, of West Memphis died Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. He was a fleet superintendent for the city of West Memphis and a member of First Assembly of God in West Memphis. Survivors include his wife, Diane Kerley of West Memphis; one son, David Alan Kerley of Jonesboro; one daughter, Jennifer Ann Kerley of Mountain View; two sisters, Alberta Shelton of West Memphis and Peggy McEnery of Missouri; two brothers, C.L. Kerley and Chuck Kerley, both of Missouri; and two grandchildren, Megan Kerley and Nathan Kerley, both of Jonesboro. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis, with Rusty Blann officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Times Herald, Forrest City AR, January 15, 2003

MRS. MILDRED GAY WATSON KINDREX, age 89, of Groesbeck, Texas, died Sunday at the Limestone Medical Center in Texas. She had been in the hospital for the past two days. Mrs. Kindrex was born September 30, 1913, in Beebe, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Henry Luther Watson and Daisy Estelle Campbell Watson. She lived in St. Francis and Prairie Counties most of her life. She had worked as a Dietitian for the Elementary Schools in Forrest City, as a Seamstress for the Sewing Company in Forrest City, and at the Vending Company in Forrest City. She had served as a Foster Grandparent for the Mexia State School in Mexia, Texas, and was a Baptist.  Mrs. Kindrex married Lindsay 'Penn' Penick Kindrex on October 5, 1929, and he preceded her in death on August 14, 1981. She is survived by six daughters, Barbara Davis of Groesbeck, Texas, Clara Hood of Bryant, Arkansas, Lorine Mason of Dothan, Alabama, Joneth 'Joni' Hilton of Grantsburg, Illinois, Linda Gilmore of Allen, Oklahoma, and Jannie Jones of Jasper, Texas, one brother, Johnny Watson of Rochelle, Illinois, two sisters, Joyce Colbert of Elkton, Florida, and Earlene Johnson of Rochelle, Illinois, one step-daughter, Gladys Gilsdorf of Florida, twenty-nine grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, eighteen great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Three children preceded her in death, Ruby Puckett, Henry Kindrex and Tillman Kindrex. She had nine brothers and sisters who preceded her in death, Bertha Smith, Ozie Cavaness, Vida Watson, Modean Harris, Lois Crouch, Bessie Nell Finney, Faye Burton, Leroy Watson, and J. W. Watson. She had two step-sons, Delbert Kindrex and Eligah Kindrex who preceded her in death, and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who also preceded her in death. Services for Mrs. Kindrex will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 1:00 p.m., Thursday with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in West Memphis. Visitation will be Wednesday evening 6:00 till 8:00 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, December 1, 2003

NAOMI WALKER KING, 69, of West Memphis died Saturday, Nov. 29, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She was a retired customer representative for Williamette Industries and was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5225 of Marion and West Memphis. She was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Wendell Lamar King of Memphis and Carroll Edward King of Collierville, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen Hardin and Robin Swiatkowski, both of Marion; two sisters, Betty Sitz of Jonesboro and Myrtle Downing of Weiner; one brother, Earl Walker of Weiner; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vera Gosney and Edward Walker, one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5225.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 5, 2004

FRANKLIN KINNEY of West Memphis died Sunday at West Memphis Health Care Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Kinney, 90, was a retired fireman for the Army Corps of Engineers. He leaves a stepson, Jimmy R. Smith of West Memphis; a brother, Gladys Kinney of Cherry Valley, and two grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 04, 2003

CARL W. KIRKENDOLL of West Memphis died Wednesday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Kirkendoll, 73, a self employed electrician, was a member of Avondale Missionary Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Jo Avera Thompson Kirkendoll; two daughters, Patsy House of West Memphis and Diane Derric of Heafer; four sons, Roger Kirkendoll of West Memphis, Rickie Kirkendoll of Forrest City, Carl Kirkendoll Jr. of Lake City and Garner Kirkendoll of Memphis; four sisters, Lois Monroe of Jennison, Mich., Ruth Clark of Kansas, Ann Stover and Eilene McCoy, both of West Memphis; two brothers, Troy Kirkendoll of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Orvil Kirkendoll of Benton, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Avondale Missionary Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 27, 2002

Kirkland infants – TYLER DAVID KIRKLAND and AMY NICOLE KIRKLAND, twin children of Jennifer Guy of Marion and Joshua Kirkland of Trumann, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Survivors in addition to the parents include grandparents Lynn Guy of Marion, Tommy Guy of Wynne and Bobby and Pam Kirkland of Trumann; and great-grandparents, Bobby and Jimmie Winders of Ramer, Tenn., and Rex Kirkland of Trumann. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 27, 2002

JOHN LOUIS KLINE SR. of Gilmore died Monday at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky. 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. Kline, 66, was a self-employed timber contractor. He leaves his wife, Tommie Jean Kline; two sons, John L. Kline of Daytona Beach, Fla., and James C. Kline of Gilmore; two sisters, Kathern Kruas and Anna Briggs, both of Jackson, Mich., a brother, Harold Kline of St. Augustine, Fla.; two halfsisters, Barbara Austin of Tyronza and Jean Watson of Coloma Mich.; a halfbrother, Everett Sumner of Marion, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes Association

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 05, 2002

LT. COL. MURIEL BURCHFIELD KLINGAMAN of West Memphis died Wednesday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today 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. Lt. Col. Klingaman, 88, a retired Army nurse, was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She leaves a sister, Ora B. Norris of Memphis and two brothers, George Edward Burchfield of Columbia, Miss. and Oliver Keith Burchfield of Baton Rouge, La. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 14, 2003

BETTY MAE KRUEGER, 69, of Marion, homemaker, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of West Memphis First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Krueger, the wife of George A. Krueger, also leaves three daughters, Linda Spotts of Horn Lake, Sharon Lovin of Jonesboro and Terry Hawkins of Marion; a sister, Kathleen Duckworth of West Memphis; two brothers, Joe Tiner of Marion and L. C. Tiner of Jonesboro, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 27, 2004

MARJORIE MERITT LACKEY of West Memphis died Friday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Lackey, 79, a homemaker and owner/operator of a real estate and motel business, was a member of West Memphis First  Presbyterian Church. The widow of Jerrel F. Lackey, she leaves a daughter, Gail Lackey Hargraves of West Memphis; two sons, Steve Lackey and Greg Lackey, both of West Memphis; s sister, Elsie Rogers of Maine; a brother, Warren Meritt of Key West, Fla., nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 02, 2001

HAZEL MAY LACROIX of West Memphis died Tuesday at Beverly Health Care. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. LaCroix, 86, a retired cashier for City Drug Store, leaves no immediate relatives.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 17, 2005

WOON YING CHIU LAM of West Memphis died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 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. Lam, 93, was a homemaker. The widow of Chi Ngai Lam, she leaves six daughters, Frances Lum and Kay Lee, both of West Memphis, Olive Wong of Cordova, Tenn., Cecilia Lam of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, Ida Chan of Hong Kong, China, and Irene Chu of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; three sons, Joseph Lam of Aurora, Ontario, Herman Lam of Memphis, Tenn., and Alfred Lam of Hong Kong, and 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Chinese Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 2, 2004

DANNY JOE LANCASTER SR. of Crawfordsville died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tenn.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Lancaster, 47, was owner/operator of Lancaster Grocery in Crawfordsville. He leaves his wife, Jeri Lancaster; two sons, Danny Lancaster Jr. of West Memphis and Jeremy Lancaster of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Brenda Vowels of Memphis and Donna Reed of Southaven, Miss.; three brothers, Michael Lancaster of Mt. Home and Roy Lancaster and Mark Lancaster, both of Crawfordsville, and a grandson, Ryland Lancaster. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 24, 2001

JOE MAX LANCASTER SR. of Proctor died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel-West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Earle First Assembly of God Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Lancaster, 78, maintenance worker for TA Truck Stop, was a member of Earle First Assembly of God Church. He leaves his wife Marie Lancaster; three daughters, Barbara L. Lancaster of Monticello, Ill., Jean Moore of Heth and Edith Marie Simmons of Columbia City, Ind.; three sons, Joe Max Lancaster Jr. of Earle, Howard Allen Lancaster of Marion and James Andrew Lancaster of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Ida Lee Shelby and Nellie Marie Weatherford both of Tennessee; two brothers, William Shelby and Paul Shelby both of Clarksville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Added Information from daughter, Marcelle Langley Duffel, July 6, 2005

OSCAR J. O. J. LANGLEY – Oscar Joshua Langley was the son of John Langley and Zellar Culvar. He was married to Julia Belle Nichols and they had five children: Betty Marcelle Langley, Jo Ann Langley, Oscar James Langley, Alan Jay Langley and John Braxton Langley. John Langley and Zellar Culvar (daughter of William and Olga Culver) had 2 children … Oscar Joshua Langley, and a daughter possibly known as Bessie Bethania Langley who died when just 22 mos old. John Langley’s parents were Noah Jim Langley and Fannie Moore. Noah Jim Langleys parents were Lock Langley and Lucinda Sanders.  John Langley was born 1887 and died Jan 15, 1948 Monroe County, AR. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Moro, Lee County, AR.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 27, 2001

KATHY HARRINGTON LARSEN of Marion died Sunday at her home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 12 noon Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 12 noon at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Larsen, 46, a homemaker, was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, William Larsen; a son, Justin C. Harrington of Marion and a sister, Marcia Summers of Marion.

 

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

MARY CHARLYNE SHORT LAYTON, 77, widow of Sterling Layton (class of ’38), of Earle, passed away June 11 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Graveside services were July 14, at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  She also leaves a daughter, Sandra Lynn Layton Mincer, class of ’67, of Festus, MO.  Sterling died in June 1995. Both Sterling and Charlyne had been members of the Earle Methodist Church since 1955.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 04, 2002

PATSY LOU LAYTON of West Memphis died Friday at her home. Services were at 9 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Miss Layton, 64, retired from Advertising Checking Bureau of Memphis, was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church. She leaves four sisters, Louise Midgett of Hernando, Miss., Betty Hall of Franklin, Tenn., Nell Layton of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Victoria Jones of West Memphis; four brothers, John Layton of South Bend, Ind., Jerry Layton of Blytheville, Herbert Layton of North Easton, Mass., and Paul Layton of Harrison. The family requests that memorials be sent to Wings Cancer Foundation, 100 N. Humphreys, Memphis, Tenn., 38120.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 04, 2001

JAMES W. LEONARD of Memphis, brother of Wallace Leonard of Earle, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss. Visitation will be from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel-West Memphis. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Leonard, 72, also leaves his wife, Peggy Hood Leonard and two sisters. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

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

WALLACE LEONARD, 84, (father and brother of EHS classmates), of Earle, died February 4, 2002 at his home. Services were February 7, at Roller-Citizens Chapel in West Memphis, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Earle and VFW in West Memphis, a WWII Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was the widower of Mamie Lee Leonard, and leaves 2 daughters and 2 sons: James Leonard, class of ’64, Madison, IL and Jerry Leonard, class of ’66 of Olive Branch, MS; 2 sisters; Frances Leonard (Mrs. Lynn) Turpin, class of ’52, of Belleville, IL and Louise Leonard (Mrs. George) Philyaw, or Wesson, MS, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Frances married Lynn Turpin, classmate of ’50, and Louise married George Philyaw, class of ’61.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 26, 2002

BILLY RAY LEPARD of West Memphis died Sunday at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Lepard, 70, self-employed welder, was a member of Ingram Boulevard Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Judith Lepard; three daughters, Chryle Hillburn of Marion, Gay Goucher of West Memphis, and Trudy Lewis of West Plains, Mo., two sisters, Helen Daniel of Middleton, Tenn. and Annie Harper of Wynne; a brother, Jimmy Lepard of West Memphis, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 24, 2003

WILLIAM D. 'PUGGY' LESLEY, 49, of Marion, wrecker driver, died Thursday at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Amber Lesley of West Memphis; two sons, Chris Lesley of West Memphis and Shawn Lesley of Huntingdon, Tenn.; his father, Curtis Raper of Hughes, Ark.; a sister, Tommie Marie Parker of Marion, and seven grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 23, 2003

WILLIAM FRANKLIN LESTER, 78, of West Memphis, truck driver for Gordon's Transport, died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. He was a member of West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Lester, the husband of Martha Lester, also leaves three daughters, Lisa Camp of West Memphis, Becca Lester-Rodel of Orlando, Fla., and Sue Lester-Corder of Alexander, Ark.; three sons, William Lester of Fordyce, Ark., Steve McPherson of West Memphis and Jerry McPherson of Mountain Home, Ark.; two sisters, Beulah VanSickle of Little Rock and Lola Markhan of Amarillo, Texas; a brother, Vestal Lester of Little Rock, 17 grandchildren and nine grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 21, 2003

ALLIE MARGUERITE JONES LEWIS 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. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Lewis, 80, a retired telephone operator for Bell South, was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ, Telephone Pioneers of America and Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5225, and former secretary for the Wonder City Pioneers of America. Mrs. Lewis leaves her husband, Hugh Frank Lewis; two sons, Joe Allan Smith and Marvin Warren Jones, both of West Memphis and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Missouri Church of Christ.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 25, 2003

OLEAN LILY LEWIS, 91, of Ellendale, Sealex operator for General Electric, died Thursday at Methodist Healthcare-North. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller Family Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Jericho (Ark.) Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of Gene Lewis, leaves a daughter, Juanita R. Dye of Ellendale; two sisters, Ruby Lee Osborne and Ruth Compton Stewart, and a brother, Clovis E. Palmer, all of Memphis, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 26, 2003

NORMA RAE LEWMAN, 87, of West Memphis, retired manager of Farming Service Manufacturing Co., died Friday in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member and treasurer of the Church of the Nazarene in West Memphis. Mrs. Lewman, the widow of Wayne McGuire Lewman, leaves a daughter, Barbara Mason of Memphis; two sisters, Francis Monroe of Oswego, Kan., and Colene Wilson of California, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Church of the Nazarene.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 21, 2004

JESSIE ELIZABETH LEYMAN of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Sunday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. Leyman, 58, was a homemaker. She leaves a son, Harry S. 'Duke' Leyman IV of Memphis and two brothers, A. Jan Thomas Jr. and Dave Thomas, both of Clarkedale.

 

The South Reporter, March 31, 2005  http://www.southreporter.com

HAZEL E. LINDSEY, 69, of Byhalia, died March 25, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Clyde Lindsey Jr., a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church in Byhalia, and retired from Deltona Lighting in Senatobia. Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Bro. Billy Watkins officiated. She leaves two sons, Ronny Lindsey, Joey Lindsey, both of Byhalia; a brother, Willie Pipes of Jonesboro, Ark.; three sisters, Syble Meyers of Missouri, Mardra Davis of California, Sylvia Parsley of Nevada; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Clyde Lindsey; two daughters, Patricia Gail Coonrod, Carolyn Annette Lindsey.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 13, 2003

MOLLIE LINDSEY, 91, of Olive Branch, homemaker, died Sunday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Mrs. Lindsey, the widow of Clyde Lindsey, leaves a daughter, Barbara Redwine of Olive Branch; a sister, Ellen Cooper of Booneville, Miss., 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cross Creek Building Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 30, 2001

CECILE A. LITTLE of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Tuesday at Kirby Pines Estates in Memphis. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis has charge of services. Mrs. Little was a school teacher for the West Memphis School District, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Memphis. She was the widow of Paul Little. The family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church.

 

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

BERNICE LITTLEJOHN, 83, (brother of 3 EHS classmate and brother of 1 classmate), a retired building contractor of Earle, died January 8, 2001 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was a member of the Earle Baptist Church, and a US Navy veteran of WWII.  Services were at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis on January 11th, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  He leaves his wife, Christine B. Littlejohn, of Earle, one son: Bobby Littlejohn, class of ’55 and his wife, Donna Lou Stillions Littlejohn, class of ’56, of West Memphis; a sister, Ruby Littlejohn Smith, class of ’43, of Wildwood, IL, seven grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dr. Jerry Joe Littlejohn, class of ’57, a Dentist of Wynne, preceded him in death in May 1998.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, December 31, 2004

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BARBARA A. LOBLEY, 65, of Sugar Hill, Ga., formerly of West Memphis, former employee of West Memphis Utilities, died Dec. 21 in Lawrenceville, Ga. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge. She was a Baptist. She leaves two sisters, Sue McCrosky of Buford, Ga., and Jo Grace of Olive Branch, and a brother, Jack Lobley of Sugar Hill.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 16, 2003

HELEN GRACE LONG, 70, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Crawfordsville, Ark., retired sales clerk from Kmart and homemaker, died Thursday at Denton (Texas) Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a Baptist, a graduate of Crawfordsville High School and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Ladies Auxiliary Lodge 95. Mrs. Long, the wife of Wayne Long, also leaves two daughters, Sherri Long of South Bend and Connie Long Worley of Lewisville Texas; a son, Andrew Long of South Bend; two sisters, Martha Proctor of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Roberta Higgins of Battle Creek, Mich., and three brothers, John Paul Sorrell of Huntsville, Texas, Billy Ray Sorrell of Pasadena, Texas, and Ronald Sorrell of Marion.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, October 8, 2004

LAWSON JAMES LOVELL, son of Lance and Leanne Rogers Lovell of Wynne, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. Born in Jonesboro, he was a resident of Wynne and attended Wynne Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Lathan Lovell and Luke Lovell, both of Wynne; and his grandparents, Jimmy and Bonnie Rogers and Doris Lovell, all of Richmond Hill, Ga. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tommy Lovell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wynne Baptist Church, with Archie Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne. Pallbearers will be Tripp Clark, Keith Huffstuttler, Jim Kemp, Johnny Ratliff and Tim Sisk. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to the "Growing for God's Glory" campaign at Wynne Baptist Church, 1200 East Bridges St., Wynne 72396.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 03, 2002

LUCY LOVELL of Wynne, formerly of Earle, died Sunday at Wynwood Nursing Center in Wynne. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge of services.  Mrs. Lovell, 97, a homemaker, was a member of Earle First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Arthur Lovell. Mrs. Lovell leaves three daughters, Joanne Lovell, Dorthy Sisk and Betty Jean Jordan, all of Parkin; three sons, Col. James A. Lovell of Memphis, Col. Larry G. Lovell of Burke, Va., and Chief Petty Officer Robert H. Lovell of Marion; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

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

ROBERT H. LOVELL, 73, (class of ’48), of Marion, died February 20, 2003 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. A retired Navy veteran and member of the VFW, Robert was office manager for Gurley Oil. He leaves his wife: Florence Morgan Lovell, classmate of ’51, of Marion; two daughters: Linda Bowden and Lu Powers, both of West Memphis; three sisters: Dorothy Sisk, Betty Jean Lovell Jordan, class of ’48, and Joanne Lovell, class of ’52, all of Parkin; two brothers: Col. James A. Lovell, class of ’54, of Memphis, and Larry Lovell, of Burke, VA, class of ’63; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 9, 2003

CHARLES LYNDON LOWE, 73, of West Memphis, retired postal carrier, died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at noon today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Lowe, the husband of Bonnie Lowe, also leaves two sons, Larry Baxter and Gary Baxter, both of West Memphis; two sisters, Lurlene Shearer of Kosciusko, Miss., and Pam Henson of Crawfordsville, Ark.; two brothers, Harold Lowe of Kosciusko and William Fulbright of Southaven, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 27, 2003

JOHNNIE MCDANIEL LUMPKIN of West Memphis died Tuesday at Beverly Health Care and Rehab in West Memphis.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Lumpkin, 94, retired owner/operator of Parkview Apartments, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She leaves a daughter, Ruth Walker of West Memphis; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 2, 2003

ALLISON R. LUNSFORD (Wynne), 82, formerly of Earle, retired farmer and carpenter, died Friday at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Earle First Assembly of God. He leaves three daughters, Mary Garrison of Randolph, Miss., Debbie Tates of Cherry Valley and Judi Lunsford of Jonesboro; two sons, Danny Lunsford of Earle and Johnny Lunsford of Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Keeley of Mineral Wells, Texas; two stepsons, Tommie Hall of Spokane, Wash., and Cleve Lamb of Ceres, Calif., 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Gibson Bayou Cemetery.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 04, 2003

ALLISON R. LUNSFORD of Harrisburg, formerly of Earle, died Friday at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Services were at 10 a.m. today at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Mr. Lunsford, 82, a retired farmer and carpenter, was a member of Earle First Assembly of God Church and a World War II Army veteran. He leaves three daughters, Mary Garrison of Randolph, Miss., Debbie Lunsford Yates of Cherry Valley and Judi Lunsford of Jonesboro; two sons, Danny Lunsford of Earle, and Johnny Lunsford of Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Kelley of Mineral Wells, Texas; two stepsons, Tommie Hall of Spokane, Wash., and Cleve Lamb of Ceres, Calif., 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Gibson Bayou Cemetery in care of Union Planters Bank in Earle.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, February 1, 2003

ALLISON R. LUNSFORD, 82, of Harrisburg, formerly of Earle, died Friday, Jan. 31, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Ripley, Tenn., he moved to Earle at an early age. He worked as a self-employed farmer and carpenter until his retirement in 1995. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the First Assembly of God in Earle. Survivors include two sons, Danny Lunsford of Earle and Johnny Lunsford of Harrisburg; two stepsons, Tommie Hall of Spokane, Wash., and Cleve Lamb of Ceress Calif.; three daughters, Mary Garrison of Randolph, Miss., Debbie Lunsford Yates of Cherry Valley and Judi Lunsford of Jonesboro; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Keeley of Mineral Wells, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verser Rufus and Gladys Demetrice Ferguson Lunsford, and one son, Jimmy Allison Lunsford.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne, with the Rev. Mike Anderson and the Rev. Don Pettit officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gibson Bayou Cemetery in care of Union Planters Bank in Earle.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 25, 2003

ELLEN CLARY LUNSFORD, 88, of Hughes, Ark., self-employed owner-operator of Ellen's Gift Shop, died Friday in Hughes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hughes First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was past president and charter member of the Town and Country Garden Club. Mrs. Lunsford, the widow of William D. Lunsford, leaves a daughter, Barbara Bernard of Hughes; two sons, Clary Lunsford of Memphis and Dickie Lunsford of Little Rock; a sister, Loreta Fish of Star City, Ark.; a brother, John Clary of Dumas, Ark., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Hughes First United Methodist Church.

 

Times Herald, Forrest City AR, January 27, 2003

MRS. ELLEN CLARY LUNSFORD, age 88, of Hughes, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Hughes. She was a resident of Hughes since 1936, self-employed owner and operator of Ellen's Gift Shop, a past president and charter member of the Town and Country Garden Club and a member of the Hughes First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lunsford is survived by her daughter, Barbara Bernard of Hughes; two sons, Clary Lunsford on Memphis and Dickie Lunsford of Little Rock; a sister, Loreta Fish of Star City; a brother, John Clary of Dumas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Lunsford. Visitation for Mrs. Lunsford was held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the Hughes First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hughes.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, Thursday, December 29, 1972

MRS. V. (Verser) R. LUNSFORD - Services for Mrs. Gladys Lunsford of Earle will be at 2:30 this afternoon at Citizen's Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mrs. Lunsford, 69, widow of V. R. Lunsford, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital at Memphis.  She was born at Ripley, Tenn., and had lived at Earle since 1929.  She was a member of the Church of God. She leaves two sons, Herbert Lunsford and Allison Lunsford, both of Earle; a brother, Everett Ferguson of Blytheville, and three sisters; Mrs. Harry White of Memphis, Mrs. Dock Manley of Blytheville, and Mrs. Wilma Hopper of Henning, Tenn.

 

Wynne Progress, Wynne AR, In Memory, Thursday, December 11, 1992

MONILA EVIE (LINVILLE) LUNSFORD, 75, died Dec. 2, 1992 at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis.  She was the daughter of John P. Linville and Fleety Mae Williams Linville.  She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Lunsford; one brother, Leslie Linville; and one sister, Marie Linville.  Mrs. Lunsford lived most of her life in Earle before moving to Cross County in 1987.  She was a member of the Church of God.  Survivors are four sons, Danny Lunsford of Earle, Johnny Lunsford of Harrisburg, Cleve Lamb of Ceres, Calif., and Tommie Hall of Topeka, Kan.; four daughters, Carolyn Keeley of Mineral Wells, Texas, Mary Garrison of Randolph, Miss., Debbie Greenhaw of Cherry Valley and Judi Lunsford of Jonesboro; one brother, Johnny Linville of Hedley, Texas; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Kernodle Funeral Chapel in Wynne on Dec. 4.  Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion.  Rev. Larry White officiating.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, April 1993

VERSER HERBERT LUNSFORD, 69, died March 28, 1993 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital [in West Memphis, Arkansas].  He was a retired farmer and a resident of Earle.  [He was born in Blytheville, AR] He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Funeral Services were held March 30 at the Roller-Citizens Chapel in West Memphis.  Burial was in the Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He is survived by one brother, Allison Lunsford of Cherry Valley. [He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen Demetrice “Dee Dee” Lunsford, and by his parents, Verser Rufus and Gladys Demetrice Ferguson Lunsford]

 

Memphis Press Scimitar, Memphis TN, August 3, 1954

Services for VERSER R. LUNSFORD of Earle, Ark., who died Sunday at Kennedy Veteran's Hospital, were to be at 2:30 p.m. today at Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis.  Burial in Crittenden Memorial Park, Mr. Lunsford was born in Ripley, Tenn., and had farmed near Earle about 24 years.  He was a World War I veteran and leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lunsford; two son, Allison and Herbert Lunsford, and four grandchildren, all of Earle.  He was 62.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 1954

V. R. LUNSFORD, who has farmed in the Three-Way neighborhood for a number of years and was recognized as one of Earle's successful farmers died at Kennedy's Hospital in Memphis, Sunday, August 1st.  Mr. Lunsford had been having recurrent illnesses and had been more or less incapacitated before his death. He was 62 years of age, a veteran of World War I, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lunsford, and two sons, Allison and Herbert Lunsford, all of Earle.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 1954

Lunsford Services were held here Tuesday - Services for VERSER RUFUS LUNSFORD of Earle, who died Sunday at Kennedy Hospital in Memphis were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnson, pastor of Barton's Chapel near Earle, officiating.  Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park.  Mr. Lunsford who was 62, was born at Ripley, Tenn., and had lived near Earle for 24 years where he was a farmer.  He leaves his wife, Mr. Gladys Lunsford, two sons, Allison Lunsford and Herbert Lunsford, and four grandchildren, all of Earle.

 

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

HERMAN RICHARD MADDEN, 73, (class of ’43), of Arkabutla, MS died July 24, 1999. He was a retired Farm Manager and a member of the Evansville Baptist Church in Coldwater. He leaves his wife, Bernice Wade Madden of Arkabutla, two daughters, two sons, a sister Betty Jo Madden Karr, class of ’50, of West Memphis, a brother, Gene, class of ’47, of Elyria, OH, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His sister, Lethia Madden McGaugh, class of ’49, died September 1998. Richard was buried at Crittenden Memorial Park.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 11, 2001

VIRGINIA MADDUX of West Memphis died Friday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge of services. Mrs. Maddux, 70, a retired teacher, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. She leaves her husband, Al Maddux; one daughter, Virginia Maddux of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Lewis Maddux of Huntsville and Robert A. Maddux Jr. of Eads, Tenn.; five sisters, Cathleen Lewis and Evie Lee Lewis, both of Medina, Tenn., Mary Roberts of Portland, Ore., Imogene Milstead of Little Rock and Dorothy Whitaker of Savannah, Ga., and one brother, Charles Lewis of Lexington, Tenn.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 10, 2002

GRACE LOUISE MALLOTT  of Longview, Texas, formerly of West Memphis, died Saturday at her home. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis had charge of services. Mrs. Mallott, 77, a homemaker, was a founding member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a co-founder of the West Memphis Boys Club, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of post 5225 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Marion and West Memphis and the American Legion. Mrs. Mallott, the widow of Buford L. Mallott, leaves a daughter, Lisa Reskey of Longview; a son, Michael Mallott of Memphis, a brother, Donald Duckworth of Memphis, and four grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 28, 2002

MARY LOYCE LANGLEY MALONE of West Memphis died Tuesday at Beverly Health Care and Rehab 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. Malone, 87, a homemaker, was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Herman Malone and leaves two sons, Holland Douglass Malone of Alger, Mich., and William "Bill" Malone of Pontotoc, Miss.; three sisters, Ruth Dunlap of Memphis, Betty Jo Jones of Millington, Tenn., and Katherine Benefield of Ripley, Miss.; a brother, Billy Langley of West Memphis, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Troy First Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Miss., or First Baptist Church or First United Methodist Church in Hughes.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 26, 2001

TEX ALLEN MALONE of Proctor died Sunday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 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. Malone, 58, farm forman for Carlson Brothers, was a member of Lake Shore Central Baptist Church. He leaves his wife Vivian Malone; two daughters, Deborah Matthews of Palestine and Mary Lynn Norris of Abotts Town, Pa.; four sons, Johnny Malone and Jerry Lynn Malone, both of Proctor, Ronald Malone of Marion and Thomas Malone of Hughes; one sister, Betty Sue Martin of Nesbit, Miss.; two brothers, Gary Malone of Forrest City and Roy Malone of Hughes; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, April 09, 2003

JEANETTE MARBRY, 73, of Tyronza died Tuesday, April 8, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She retired as manager of a One-Hour Martinizing and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Ricky Furnish and Kenny Furnish, both of Walls, Miss.; two daughters, Barbara Burch of Tyronza and Inez Speights of Lake Jackson, Texas; two sisters, Lou Ann Moon of Lake City and Vicki Holden of Palestine, Texas; seven brothers, James Moon, Sonny Moon and Craig Moon, all of Trumann, Tom Moon of Glen Allen, Va., Larry Moon and Paul Moon, both of Lake City, and Jackie Moon of Bay; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leroy Furnish and Leonard Marbry; and her parents, Victor W. and Inez Doty Moon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Boyd Hosman officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 21, 2005

PETE MARCELLINI of Houston, Texas, formerly of West Memphis, died Monday in Houston. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Marcellini, 62, retired owner/operator of Pete's Fleet Maintenance, was a Catholic. He leaves two daughters, Deana Watson, of Cartersville, Ga., and Donna Marcellini Turner of Memphis; a son, Pete Marcellini Jr. of Cartersville; three sisters, Brenda Lemus of Palmetto, Fla., Virginia Marcellini of West Memphis and Denise Joyner of Marion; three brothers, Jerry Marcellini of Marion, Terry Marcellini of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Darcy Marcellini of Sarasota, Fla., and five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 17, 2003

ALEX MARCONI, 81, of Proctor, Ark., retired farmer, died Wednesday at Beverly Health Care & Rehab in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis, where he was a communicant, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mr. Marconi, the widower of Linda Pirani Marconi, leaves two sons, Michael Marconi and Ronnie Marconi, both of Proctor; a sister, Julie Romanelli of Memphis; a brother, Joe Marconi of Crawfordsville, Ark., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, Wednesday, April 23, 2003

DEBORAH KAY MARCONI of Marion died Thursday in Joiner. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Marconi, 48, a homemaker, was a member of the Marion First Assembly of God Church and the Marion Garden Club. She leaves her husband, Wayne Marconi; a daughter, Alissa Kathryn Marconi of Marion; a son, Steven Wayne Marconi of Marion; her mother, Delthea Graves of Marion, and a brother, Tony Graves of Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First Assembly of God Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 15, 2002

LINDA PIRANI MARCONI of Proctor died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight and a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Marconi, 75, a homemaker, was a communicant of St. Michael Catholic Church. She leaves her husband, Alex Marconi; two sons, Michael Marconi and Ronnie Marconi, both of Proctor; two sisters, Lena Reginelli of Marion and Mary Marotti of Crawfordsville; three brothers, Joe Pirani and Adolph Pirani, both of Marion and Paul Pirani of Turrell; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, May 13, 2005

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FRED MARMINO, 85, of Hernando, formerly of Memphis, retired sheet metal worker, died Wednesday at Methodist University Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Four. Mr. Marmino, the widower of Betty D. Marmino, leaves two daughters, Carol Deming of Hernando and Patricia J. Warner of Memphis; a son, David A. Marmino of Hernando; three sisters, Katie Barnes and Bessie Marmino, both of California, and Teresa Cook of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a brother, Leo Marmino of Texas, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 15, 2005

ANNIE MAROTTI of Bartlett, Tenn., formerly of Crawfordsville, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Marotti, 87, was a homemaker. The widow of Gisto Marotti, she leaves five daughters, Shirley Smith of Bartlett, Becky Delancy of Houston, Texas, and Vivian Smithey, Cynthia Moore and Donna Fredette, all of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Richard Marotti of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Jimmy Marotti of Marion, and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 24, 2003

MARGARET M. (BELL) MAROTTI, 54, of Earle, Ark., inspector for Mid-South Manufacturing in Marked Tree, died Thursday in Twist, Ark. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church, where she was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mrs. Marotti, the wife of David L. Marotti, also leaves a daughter, Kim Marotti of West Memphis; a son, Tim Marotti of Earle; her mother, Mayvelee Corley Bell of Marked Tree, Ark.; eight sisters, Sammie Wamble of Germantown, Sue Rose of Dallas, Ellie Mae Dilling of Russellville, Ark., Faye Ruble of Tickfaw, La., Rose Ming of Marked Tree, Cindy Rapa of Fairview, Ill., and Diana Allison and Sharon Jones, both of Marion; five brothers, Pete Bell Jr., Robert Bell, Johnny Bell and Bobby Bell, all of Marked Tree, and Curtis Bell of Tyronza, Ark., and a grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Assembly of God Church.

        

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, June 2004

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HERBERT H. MARR, 75, of Hernando, retired farmer, died June 4, 2004 at his home.  Memorial services were June 8 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home with graveside services at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a Methodist. Mr. Marr, the husband of Mildred S. Marr, also leaves two daughters, Donna June Noe and Lynn Marr, both of Hernando, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 22, 2003

HERBERT PAUL MARR, 47, of Hernando, self-employed truck driver, died Sunday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Methodist. He leaves a son, Anthony Marr of North Carolina; his mother, Mildred Stafford Marr and Herbert H. Marr, and two sisters, Donna Noe and Lynne Marr, all of Hernando, and his grandmother, Hazel Stafford of Harrisburg, Ark. The family requests that memorials be sent to Robinsonville (Miss.) United Methodist Church.

 

Timeshare, Published by W. Joe Wood, Earle AR, May 2005 – Evening Times, December 20, 2004

BETTIE LOU DUNCAN SPICER-MARTIN, (class of ’53), 68, a homemaker of Marion died December 16, 2004 at her home in Marion. Graveside services were December 17 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home had charge. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, B&P Women's club and a former Justice of the Peace in Earle. She leaves her husband, J. Mayo Martin and son: William "Bill" Spicer, Jr., class of '75 of Marion, a sister, Madlyn Pritchett and a brother John Duncan, both of St. Joseph, MI, and 3 grandchildren. Bettie first married Billy Spicer, class of '53, who was killed in a car wreck in 1953 near Forrest City. The family requested that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 23, 2002

HELEN AGNES MARTIN of West Memphis died Tuesday at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today 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. Martin, 86, a hospital dietitian, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. She was the widow of William Dillard Martin. Mrs. Martin leaves a daughter, Dean Berneking of Junction City, Kan.; two sons, Dillard R. Martin of Little Rock and Stanley Martin of Vicksburg, Miss., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 21, 2002

JUDY CAROL MARTIN of Heth died Tuesday at UT Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Martin, 51, a homemaker, was a member of Gladden Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Ronald Ray Martin; a daughter, Lisa Morton of Heth; a son Ronald B. Martin of Wynne; four sisters, Mary A. Melton of Parkin, Minnie E. Pittman of Bartlett, Tenn., Dorothy Grantham of Wynne and Jimmie Lou Loveless of Colt; two brothers, Bill May and Bob May, both of Parkin, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, October 19, 2004

VELMA KATHRYN DAVIS MARTIN, 82, of West Memphis died Sunday, Oct. 17, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Born in Williford, she was a member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ and the Auxiliary at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Bill Martin of West Memphis; two sons, Gerald B. Martin of Marion and Bobby G. Martin of Cordova, Tenn.; two sisters, Louise Perser of Bartow, Fla., and Virginia Gilliam of Harrisburg; two brothers, Ray Davis of Jonesboro and John N. Davis Jr. of Lake City; four grandchildren, Laura Martin of Ocala, Fla., Jeffrey Martin of Dover and Kevin M. Martin and Matthew C. Martin, both of Hot Springs; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Clemmie Riddle Davis. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel in West Memphis, with Charlie Dewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Pallbearers will be Mike Allen, Charlie Dabbs, Elbert Lucas, John Lewis, D.C. Armstrong and Frank Harris. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 7, 2005

NICOLAS G. MARTINEZ of West Memphis died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services were at 11:30 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Martinez, 69, a farmer, was a member of West Memphis First United Pentecostal Church. He leaves his wife, Cecila Hernandez Martinez; two daughters, Maria Martinez of Andrew, Texas, and Gloria Martinez of Marion; four sons, Benito Martinez, Randy Martinez, Genaro Martinez and Marcus Martinez, all of Marion; five sisters, Rosa Martinez of Samilpa, Texas, Epifania Martinez of Abilene, Texas, Eufracia Gonzales of Denver, Colo., Pefana Martinez of Florida and Pacha Martinez of Texas; six brothers, Lupe Martinez, Luis Moreno, Mersedes Martinez and Roberto Martinez, all of Texas, Ynez Martinez of Colorado and Juan Martinez of Florida, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First United Pentecostal Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 13, 2002

UNA L. MASK of Cherokee Village, formerly of West Memphis, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mask, 75, a homemaker, was a member of the West Memphis VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She leaves her husband, James Paul Mask; three sons, James Paul Mask Jr. of Bloomington, Ind., Ronald Mask of Cherokee Village and Michael Mask of Bartlett, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, April 13, 2005

FRANCES COBB MASTERSON, 88, of Earle died Sunday, April 10, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison. She was a homemaker and member of Barton Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, John A. Masterson of Jonesboro and David Masterson of Harrison; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Masterson, and her parents, John Peter and Virginia Bardwell Cobb. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizen Funeral Home of West Memphis, with Danny Brawner officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Pallbearers will be Terry Beggs, Erik Masterson, Scott Masterson, John H. Masterson, Shaun Masterson and Gene Stillions. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Barton Chapel Baptist Church or Earle United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 1, 2005

MARY FRANCES DEATON MATHEWS of West Memphis died Sunday at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mathews, 86, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis and the Red Hat Club. The widow of Ray Mathews, she leaves a son, Buddy Nichols of Memphis; two sisters, Maxine Hill of Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Betty Niedt of Trenton, N.J., and a grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 12, 2004

MARGIE VIRGINIA MATHIS of Marion died Thursday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mathis, 79, a homemaker, was a member of Lilbourn (Mo.) Assembly of God Church. The widow of Hollis Mathis, she leaves four daughters, Stella Louise DeJournett and Thelma Joyce Bostic, both of Bloomfield, Mo., and Wanda Lee Poindexter and Patricia Ann Burch, both of West Memphis; five sons, Billy Eugene Mathis of Pinson, Ala., Bruce Dewayne Mathis and Tony Allen Mathis, both of West Memphis, Lanny Hollis Mathis of Marion and Paul Anthony Mathis of Proctor; a sister, Pearline Masterson of New Madrid, Mo., 26 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 10, 2003

LOUISE MAULDIN of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mauldin, 82, a homemaker, was a member of Marion First Baptist Church. The widow of Orean Mauldin, she leaves a daughter, Betty Dusenberry of Collierville; two sons, Jimmy Mauldin of Marion and Jerry Mauldin of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Elmer Ring of Shepperdsville, Ky.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2137 Hwy. 77, Marion, AR 72364.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 13, 2004

CAROLINA GONZALES MAXWELL of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today and all day Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis and a Rosary at 7 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Maxwell, 73, manager of Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and was the first employee hired at Pancho's when it opened here in 1956. The widow of Raymond Maxwell, she leaves three sisters, Ernestina Rios of Edcouch, Texas, Ramona Petty of Mishawaka, Ind., and Evangelina Cantu of West Memphis, and a brother, Hector Pena of Swartz Creek, Mich. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 11, 2001

BOBBY MAY 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 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. May, 64, supermarket manager, was a member of Ingram Baptist Church and was a Marine Corps veteran. He leaves his wife, Jeannie Gatlin May; three daughters, Donna Ball Sanders of West Memphis, Pamela Gibbons of Batesville and Susan Ball of Memphis; two sons, John Robert May and Sean May, both of West Memphis; three sisters, Maxine Brookhouse and Sue Owens, both of Paragould and Jennie Pribble of Prescott, Ariz.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 07, 2001

MARY BICKERSTAFF MAY of Parkin died Friday at Beverly Healthcare in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Chapel-West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. May, 89, was a homemaker and a member of Gladden Baptist Church in Parkin. She was the widow of Joe G. May and leaves five daughters, Mary A. Melton of Parkin, Minnie E. Pittman of Bartlett, Tenn., Dorothy Grantham of Wynne, Judy Martin of Heth and Jimmie L. Loveless of Colt; two sons, Billy May and Bob May both of Parkin; one sister Faye Westmoreland of Olive Branch, Miss.; two brothers, J.M. Bickerstaff and Carl Bickerstaff both of Caldwell; 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Gladden Baptist Church in Parkin.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, July 10, 2005

NANCY KATHRYN CAUBBLE MAY, 61, of Parkin died Friday, July 8, at her residence. Born at Wynne, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Wynne.  Survivors include two sons, David May of Romance and Richard May of Hillsboro, Texas; her mother, Margueritte Claudine Smith Caubble of Wynne; three brothers, Kenneth Warner Caubble, Tommy Caubble and Jack Caubble, all of Wynne; two sisters, Mary Ann Perdue of Gainsville, Ga. and Alice Bennett of Wynne; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ed "Buddy" May; and her father, Warner Walter Caubbel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne, with the Rev. John Caubble officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion, Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 13, 2003

LAURA RUTH McALISTER, 67, of Crawfordsville died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at her residence. She was a member of Turrell First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, P.J. McAlister of Crawfordsville; two sons, Clarence "Mac" McAlister of Jonesboro and Steven McAlister of Wilson; and five grandchildren, She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. Howell and Lillian McIntosh Howell. Funeral services are schedued for 1 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel in West Memphis, with Eldron Gill officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Turrell or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, May 5, 2005

P.J. 'JAY' McALISTER, 75, of Crawfordsville died Wednesday, May 4, at St. Bernard's Medical Center of Jonesboro. He was a member and deacon of Turrell First Baptist Church, a Navy veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 626 and a past scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 298 at Turrell. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McAlister of the home; two sons, Steven McAlister of Wilson and Clarence "Mac" McAlister of Jonesboro; a sister, Clara Long of West Memphis; two brothers, Bill McAlister of Mountain View and Jerry McAlister of West Memphis; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Ruth Howell McAlister, and his parents, Clarence Luther and Thelma Christopher McAlister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, with Eldron Gill officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Turrell.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 8, 2003

GLENDA (PHILLIPS) McCAIN, 81, of West Memphis, formerly of Earle, Ark., homemaker, died Sunday at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a member of Earle Assembly of God Church. Mrs. McCain, the widow of Paul L. McCain, leaves five sons, Hasselle McCain, Irby McCain, Paul A. McCain, Mike McCain and Larry McCain, all of West Memphis; a sister, Charlotte Blaylock of Collierville; two brothers, Ralph Phillips of Earle and Ivy Phillips of Kansas City, Mo., 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 23, 2003

JEWEL J. CONSER McCAULEY of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Crawfordsville and Parkin, died Friday. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. McCauley, 70, retired from John Deere, was a member of Cancer Victor and Friends, Broward County Chapter in Florida and was a Lutheran. She leaves a son, James "Jimmy" McDaniel of Walden, Colo.; a sister, Shirley "Winky" Brenneman of Highland Village, Texas; a brother, Carl Smith of Crawfordsville, and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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

EMMA LEE McCOLLUM, 93, (mother of classmates), of Osage Beach, MO, died March 18, 2004 at the Osage Beach Health Care. Services were at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis on March 23, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. McCollum was a homemaker and a member of the Marion Assembly of God Church. She leaves a daughter: Elizabeth Ann McCollum Parise, class of ’55, of Osage Beach, MO, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. A son: Earnest Brooks McCollum, class of ’55, died December 2003 (burial at Forrest Hill Cemetery South).

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 22, 2002

JOANN McCORD of Heth died Thursday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. McCord, 50, a waitress for Flying J., was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Suzanne Jeanean Guthrie of Proctor; three sisters, Mae Carey of Harrisburg, Barbra Sanford of Heth, and Sue Clifton of Osceola; a brother, Allan Prescott of Marion, and four grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 25, 2003

GEORGE “CHUCK” McCULLOUGH, 46, of Proctor, Ark., maintenance mechanic for Coastal Unilube, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. McCullough, the husband of Dianne McCullough, also leaves two sons, George Hugh McCullough III and Nathan Powell McCullough, both of Norfolk, Va.; two stepsons, Dewayne Waller of Emerson, Ark., and Jeffrey Waller of Springhill, La.; his parents, Della and George H. McCullough of West Memphis; a sister, Terry Grisham of Olive Branch; three brothers, Phillip McCullough of Olive Branch, and Patrick McCullough and Dennis McCullough, both of West Memphis, and two grandsons.

 

Forrest City Times Hereald, Forrest City AR, Monday September 3, 2001

MR. JERRY EUGENE McCUTCHEN, age 72, of West Memphis, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. Mr. McCutchen was a retired electrician, a 32nd Degree Mason member of West Memphis Lodge 737 and Marion Lodge 686 and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Beauton McCutchen of West Memphis; three daughters, Charlotte Comfort of West Memphis, Melodie Roedel of Newburgh, Ind. and Hope Carroll of Paradise, Ind.; one son, Jim McCutchen of West Memphis; one sister, Mildred Arwood of Forrest City; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. McCutchen were held today, Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home and burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 15, 2003

DAVID 'RICHARD' McDANIEL, 76, of Bartlett, formerly of Frenchmans Bayou, Ark., retired farmer, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of Joiner First United Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. McDaniel, the husband of Coleen McDaniel, also leaves a daughter, Susan Gage of Bartlett; two brothers, James McDaniel of Schertz, Texas and Lee McDaniel of Louisville, Texas, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Francis Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Monday, April 9, 1984
WILLIAM RICHMOND McDANIEL, 100, of Frenchmans Bayou, retired farmer, died yesterday at Hillhaven Nursing Home in
Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in 
arion. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby L. McDaniel; four sons, William J. McDaniel of Hollandale, Miss., James McDaniel of Texas, 
Richard McDaniel of Frenchmans Bayou and Robert McDaniel of Lewisville, Texas; a sister Mrs. Mary Stahr of Hickman, Ky.; nine 
grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, Tuesday, April 22, 2003

MYRTLE LOUISE DAVIS McDERMOTT of Wynne, formerly of Parkin, died Friday at Crest Park Nursing Home in Wynne.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. McDermott, 87, a homemaker, was a member of Parkin First Assembly of God Church. The widow of Joe Edward McDermott, she leaves two sons, Jesse McDermott of Mountain Home and Dr. Cecil McDermott of Conway; a sister, Marie Doss of Bay Village, and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 26, 2002

ANN B. McDOUGAL of Cordova, Tenn., formerly of Crittenden County, died Saturday at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Ms. McDougal, 73, was a news paper reporter and a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.

 

Villager Journal, Cherokee Village, January 2002

FAYE CATALINA McFARLAND, 83, of West Memphis died Jan. 16 at Beverly Health Care and Rehabilitation in West Memphis. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Infant of Prague Altar Guild. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Kimbrell of Hardy; two sons - Glenn McFarland and Mike cFarland, both of West Memphis; four sisters - Mary Stignani and Marie Shinabery, both of Marked Tree, and Clara Vescovo and Dorothy Barnes, both of West Memphis; a brother, Chester Catalina of Turrell; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. "Laffie" McFarland. The funeral was Jan. 18 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis followed by burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 30, 2002

MILDRED MARIE McFARLAND of Marion died Monday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care in Marion. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Miss McFarland, 78, a retired registered nurse for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, was of the Baptist faith. She leaves two sisters, Ruby M. Bryant and Nola Greenwood Clark, both of West Memphis, and a brother, Lonnie McFarland of Cherry Valley.

 

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

LETHIA ANN MADDEN McGAUGH, (Mrs. William E. McGaugh), 67, (class of ’49), died September 9, 1998 at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis.  Lethia was secretary at Mid-South Sales, Inc. and a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church at Chatfield, AR.  The widow of William leaves three daughters: Linda Adkinson, Lethia Cupples and Leslie Frymire, all of Hughes; and two sons: Bill and George McGaugh, also of Hughes; a sister: Mrs. Robert (Betty Jo Madden) Karr, class of ’50 and two brothers: Richard, class of ’43 of Arkabutla, MS, and Gene, class of ’47 of Elyria, OH/Naples, FL.  Robert Karr was in the class of ’45. She also leaves four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Services were at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home’s chapel, at West Memphis, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion, AR.

 

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

BILLY JOE McGILL, 59, of Haefer, AR died February 7, 2001. Although he was not an EHS classmate, he was the Treasurer of the Gibson Bayou Cemetery Fund, for which Timeshare has previously requested memorials.  Mr. McGill had devoted much time and effort to the upkeep of the church and cemetery.  He was also a member of the Crittenden County Quorum Court and other regional organizations.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, March 5, 2004

HAZEL B. McGILL, 76, of Turrell died Friday, March 5, at Beverly Health Care in West Memphis. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of Barton's Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann McGill of Jonesboro; one brother, Wallace Barnes of Turrell; and one sister, Shirley Weston of Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. James T. McGill, her parents and two brothers. Funeral services are slated for 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Danny Brawner officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Barton's Chapel Baptist Church, 189 Barton Road, Tyronza.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 17, 2001

EDWARD McGRUDER of Heth died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. McGruder, 82, retired farm manager, leaves five daughters, Edna Cordell of Heth, Nellie Beloate of Nashville, Tenn., Gale Childress of Coldwater, Miss., Maxine Kitchens of Widner, Ga. and Nina Luedke of Marion; six sons Murice McGruder, Luther McGruder and Roland McGruder, all of Heth, Arnold McGruder of Germantown, Tenn., Merle McGruder of Collierville, Tenn. and Donald McGruder of Hughes; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

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

GRACE McLEMORE, 86, (mother of 2 EHS classmates), a homemaker of Earle, died May 15 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery.  She leaves two daughters, Erma Gay Maxwell of Earle and Rebecca Jukes, class of ’54, of Franklin, NC, a son, Douglas, class of ’64, of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Obituary from May 1972, contributed by Marcelle Langley Duffel, March 1, 2007

Mrs. ZELLA M. CULVER McMURRAY, (1906-1972) of 518 Dover Road, died Monday afternoon at Crump Hospital in Memphis Tn. Mrs McMurray, 65, was a native of Forrest City Ar. Services will be at 2pm, May 16th, at Citizens Funeral Home chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. She leaves a son, Albert Lee Nichols of Texas; another son, deceased, Oscar Joshua Langley of West Memphis Ar., Two sisters, Mrs. Martha E. Culver Long of West Memphis and Mrs. Myrtle M. Culver Kennedy of Memhis,Tn. and eight grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 25, 2002

H. J. MEADOWS JR. of West Memphis died Thursday at his home. Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today 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. Mr. Meadows, 90, president of Machinery Sales Co. in Memphis, was a member of the Progressive Sunday School Class and former board of trustees chairman at Rosewood United Methodist Church, board member of Mid-South Community College, a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Eastern Arkansas Scottish Rite Bodies, Sahara Shrine and Masonic Lodge 747. He was the widower of Lillian Meadows. Mr. Meadows leaves two daughters, Nancy Raymond of Belleair, Fla., and Martha Jo Green of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sons, Greg Meadows and Joel Meadows, both of Memphis; a sister, Juanita Meadows Hall of Petersburg, Ill., and six grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Rosewood United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 12, 2001

CLARENCE A. MEDLIN of Wilson died Wednesday at the Delta Medical Center. 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. Mr. Medlin, 76, was retired from Delta Products Co. and owner of Mid-South Insurance Co. He was a member of Wilson First Baptist Church. Mr. Medlin leaves his wife, Agnes Medlin; one daughter, Glenda Burrows of Bradford, Tenn.; one son, Tom Medlin of Marion; 18 brothers and sisters and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Wilson First Baptist Church or The Hand Bell Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 5, 2005

JESSICA MICHELLE MEDLIN of Cordova, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Miss Medlin, 33, was a former employee of First Tennessee Bank. She leaves her parents, Thomas C. and Kathy Medlin of Cordova and Vickie and Mike Sample of Marion; a sister, Meghan Medlin of Cordova; a brother Chris Medlin of Collierville, Tenn.; two stepsisters, Angela Neely of Bartlett, Tenn., and Elizabeth Sample of Marion; two stepbrothers, Barry Sample of Marion and Michael Eubanks of Cordova, and her grandparents, Agnes Medlin of Wilson and Charles Grigsby of Dardanelle. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or Eighth Street Mission for Jesus Christ.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 18, 2004

MIKE MEGGERS of West Memphis died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be 5-6 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mr. Meggers, 52, an electronic technician for Carl's T.V., was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He leaves his father, Thomas I. Meggers of West Memphis; two sisters, Janice Herbert of Memphis, Tenn., and Marcia Lux of West Memphis, and three brothers, Steve Meggers of West Memphis, Brian Meggers of Fayetteville and John Meggers of Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 16, 2004

ROSEMARIE ELSER MEGGERS of West Memphis died Tuesday in West Memphis. Visitation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel and a Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Meggers, 73, a homemaker, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Infant of Prague Guild and St. Michael's Catholic Church. She leaves her husband, Thomas I. Meggers; two daughters, Janice Herbert of Memphis and Marcia Lux of West Memphis; four sons, Mike Meggers and Steve Meggers, both of West Memphis, Brian Meggers of Fayetteville and John Meggers of Memphis; three sisters, Thelma Blake, Wilhelmine Polk and Mary Jo Wilson, all of Fort Smith; a brother, Herman Elser of El Cajon, Calif., and five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church.

 

Ole Miss Rebels, Memphis TN, September 2, 1998

Former Rebel Golf Great Dr. Cary Middlecoff Passes Away Tuesday

Middlecoff was a 1939 All-American and a two-time U.S. Open champion.

CARY MIDDLECOFF, a two-time U.S. Open champion and winner of the 1955 Masters, died Tuesday of heart failure. He was 77. A former dentist, Middlecoff won 40 professional golf tournaments and is tied for seventh on the PGA's career victory list. When back surgery forced Middlecoff to retire from competitive golf in 1963, he had about $290,000 in career earnings and was among the sport's leading career money winners. "Now they make that much in a week," Middlecoff once told reporters. He won the U.S. Open in 1949 and 1956. "He's the greatest player we've ever had and his record bears that out," Dick Horton, executive director of the Tennessee Golf Association, told The Commercial Appeal of Memphis. "In these modern times with so much parity, I don't think anybody could ever equal the record he had."  Middlecoff considered his 1956 U.S. Open title at Rochester, N.Y., as "probably my greatest accomplishment in golf." But he had no greater appreciation for a site than Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, where he also was a two-time runner-up. "I still love the place," Middlecoff said in 1994. "I dearly loved playing there."  Middlecoff had been in poor health for several years. A fall at his home in 1993 resulted in a severe head injury. He had not played golf, even casually, since the early 1990s. After more than 15 years as a touring pro and another 10 years as a television commentator, Middlecoff preferred privacy.  "Even if I could play real well now, I wouldn't play the Senior (PGA) Tour," he said in 1994. "I'm just traveled out."  "He was a long, straight driver and long-iron player and a great putter," recalled Tommy Bolt, 82, who played on the tour with Middlecoff. Born in Halls, Middlecoff attended high school at Memphis Central and Christian Brothers and was an all-America golfer at the University of Mississippi. Inducted in 1992, Middlecoff is a charter member of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. He won the Tennessee Amateur four straight years, starting in 1940. On the PGA Tour, he was the leading money winner for the decade of the 1950s. He won the Vardon Trophy in 1956 for the lowest average score on tour. In 1986 he was inducted into the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Middlecoff, who died at Allen Morgan Health Center, leaves no immediate survivors.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 20, 2003

ASA SMITH MILLER of Marion died today at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Miller, 69, a engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ, American Legion, 40 & 8 Club, Masonic Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Delta Shrine, and he was Navy veteran. He leaves his wife, Clara D. Harmon Miller; a daughter, Sherry D. Lovelady of Marion; three sisters, Gloria Miller Counts and Alice Miller Denson, both of North Little Rock, and Jane Miller Barnes of Camden, and two brothers, Art Miller of Little Rock and Fred Miller of Davenport, Iowa. The family requests that memorials be sent to Missouri Street Church of Christ or West Memphis Christian School Building Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 08, 2002

EDWIN BREWSTER "E.B" MILLER of West Memphis died Saturday at his home. 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 Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Miller, 80, retired general manager from Ford Tractor Co. Memphis Division, was a member of West Memphis First Assembly of God Church. He was the widower of Rose Bramucci Miller. Mr. Miller leaves a sister, Elsie Ray White of Louisville, Miss. and two grandsons, Michael K. Dragges Jr. and Richard S. Reid, both of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, Miss. 39703

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 14, 2002

EMMA LOUISE MILLER of Conway, formerly of West Memphis, died Tuesday in Conway. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway has charge of services. Mrs. Miller, 91, a homemaker, was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ in West Memphis. She leaves a daughter, Nell Greene of Conway; two sisters, Ola Barton of Lawton, Okla., and Mae Vance of Senath, Mo.; three foster children, Shirley Shirley and Harold Shofe, both of West Memphis, and Lee Shofe of Lexington, Tenn., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, February 8, 2003

ERNEST LAMAR "BUDDY" MILLER, 56, of Earle died Friday, Feb. 7, at his residence. He was a member of Shell Lake Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Miller of Earle; two sons, Randy Miller of West Memphis and Greg Miller of Como, Miss.; his parents, John Forrest Miller and Willie Eugenia Stevens Miller; a sister, Sandra Taylor of Butte, Mont.; two brothers, Earl Burns of Earle and Robert Miller of Carlisle, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion, with Bill Watt officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Randy Miller, Greg Miller, Pete Burns, Loyd Goff, Robert Miller and Eddie Miller. Memorials may be made to Shell Lake Baptist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, July 19, 2004

FRANCES RITCHIE MILLER, 69, of West Memphis died Saturday, July 17, at West Memphis. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of West Memphis and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include one son, Mike Miller of West Memphis; one daughter, Patricia Fowlkes of Union City, Tenn.; two stepsons, Scott Miller of Mississippi and Tony Miller of Texas; one sister, Joyce Berry of Caraway; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Miller. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to East Arkansas Humane Society of West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 9, 2003

JAMIE MILLER, 61, of West Memphis, self-employed manicurist, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Miller, the wife of Freddy Miller, also leaves a son, Jimmy Miller of West Memphis; three sisters, Sarah Petrie of Bushnell, Fla., Celeste Shirley of Forest, Miss., and Ophelia Thomas of Panama City, Fla., and three grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 2, 2005

SARAH F. (COX) MILLER of Rogers, formerly of West Memphis, died Saturday [February 29, 2005] at her home. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Miller, 66, was retired from the Wal-Mart tax department. She leaves her husband, Carl Clayton Miller; a daughter, Tara Johnson of Cordova, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Stacey Konecny of Houston, Texas, and Andra Hines of Bella Vista; a stepson, Carl Miller Jr. of Houston, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Mary's Hospice in Rogers or Barbara K. Lipman School.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 9, 2003

PAULINE MILLS of West Memphis died Wednesday in Memphis. Visitation will be from 12 noon-2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mills, 75, a homemaker, was a Methodist. She leaves her husband, Frank Mills; four sons, Jim F. Gray of Russellville and Richard W. Gray, Stephen R. Gray and Kenneth L. Mills, all of West Memphis; a sister, Helen Hendrix of Davenport, Fla., and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 05, 2002

VIRGINIA MILLS of West Memphis died Saturday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Mills, 85, a homemaker, was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis, Friends of the Library and Crittenden Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was the widow of Roy Mills. Mrs. Mills leaves two daughters, Kay Due and Linda Mills Swift, both of Memphis, and a grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First United Methodist Church Choir Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 22, 2002

STEVIE DALE "STEVE" MITCHELL of Brickeys died Monday at U.T. Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Mitchell, 47, disabled, was of the Baptist faith. He leaves a son, Steven Allen Mitchell of Brickeys; his mother, Elizabeth Mitchell of Hughes; two sisters, Debra Chamness of Marion and Mila Sue Mitchell of Cordova, Tenn., and two brothers, Donnie Mitchell of Brickeys and Davy Mitchell of Hughes. The family requests that memorials be sent to Central Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 12, 2004

JOHNNY F. MOISE SR. of Proctor died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Moise, 63, a mechanic and maintenance employee at GSK Pharmaceutical, was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Margaret Moise; a daughter, Karen Moise of Memphis; a son, Johnny F. Moise Jr. of West Memphis; two sisters, Patricia Smalley of Caldwell Corner and Ruby Gregory of Pine Bluff; three sons, Raymond Lloyd Moise of Marked Tree, Richard Moise of West Memphis and Jerry Moise of Kansas City, Kan., and two stepgrandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 9, 2003

JIMMIE MONROE, 62, of West Memphis, produce market owner, died Thursday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Monroe, the widower of Mary Monroe, leaves two daughters, Donna Scarbrough of Rockwood, Tenn., and Susie Sorensen of Marion; four sons, Jimmie Monroe Jr. of Proctor, Tommy Monroe of Marion, and Danny Monroe and William J. Monroe, both of West Memphis; a sister, Ruby Monroe of Chicago; a brother, Ray Mullins of Rockwood, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 26, 2004

JAMES EVERETT MONTGOMERY JR. of Heth died Tuesday in Nashville. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday 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. Montgomery, 51, was a retired truck driver for Overnight Transportation. He leaves his wife, Jackie Montgomery; a  daughter, Shelby Davis Montgomery of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; a son, Jason Montgomery of Memphis, and two sisters, Linda Montgomery Epps of West Memphis and Marie Montgomery McKay of Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Leukemia Society.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 29, 2003

CHARLES FRANKLIN MOONEYHAN, 51, of Marion, truck driver, died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran. Mr. Mooneyhan, the husband of Kathleen Mooneyhan, also leaves a daughter, Terri L. Gould of Marion; two sons, James C. C. Mooneyhan and Robert A. W. Mooneyhan, both of Calamine, Ark.; his father, Benjamin J. W. Mooneyhan of West Memphis; a sister, Mary F. King of Knoxville; two brothers, Bill Mooneyhan of Knoxville and Ronnie Mooneyhan of Memphis, and three grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 16, 2004

GEORGIA (BRIDGES) NELSON MOORE, 76, (of West Memphis) retired waitress, died Saturday (March 13, 2004) at Beverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. She leaves four sisters, Bettye Smith of Germantown, Mary Katherine Gresham of Cordova, Helen Ann Marotti of Bartlett and Wylidean Wynne of Kingsland, Ga., and a brother, Sonny Bridges of West Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church. (She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen “Dee Dee” Lunsford)

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, July 5, 2003

PATSY ANN WEAVER MOORE, 59, of Edmondson, Ark., X-ray technician for Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, died Thursday at Methodist Healthcare-Germantown. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of West Memphis First United Methodist Church, Radiology Society and the Altrusa Club of West Memphis. She leaves two stepdaughters, Rhonda Perry of Coldwater, Miss., and Teresa Faltus of Horn Lake; a brother, Bill Weaver of Edmondson, and four grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, September 26, 2003

ROY DWIGHT MOORE, 57, of Ponchatoula, La., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La. A sales representative for the Bayer Corp., he was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wright Moore of Ponchatoula; two sons, the Rev. Kenneth Moore of West Memphis and Christopher Lee Moore of Ponchatoula; his mother, Pearl H. Moore of Paragould; and two brothers, Johnny Moore and Kenneth "Tony" Moore, both of Paragould. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, with the Rev. Kenneth Moore officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, 325 East Pine St., Ponchatoula 70454 or the American Cancer Society, 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite No. 214, Kenner, La. 70062.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 04, 2002

WILLIAM CHARLES MOORE of Memphis died Friday at Methodist Health Care North. Services were at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel-West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Moore, 65, a truck driver, was a Baptist. He leaves two daughters, Julie Moore of Chicago, Ill., and Tammy Moore of Memphis; three sisters, Edith Armstrong of West Memphis, Nadene Thompson of Dawson Spring, Ky., and Gracie Looney Milholen of Athens, Ala.; a brother, Forrest E. Moore of Marion, and seven grandsons.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 20, 2002

J. P. MORGAN of West Memphis died Monday at Beverly Health Care Home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Morgan, 80, was owner/operator of J.P. Morgan BBQ in Trumann and retired from Central Hardware. He was a Baptist and a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Morgan leaves his wife, Marjorie E. Morgan; a daughter, Andralyn "Angie" Morgan Grant of West Memphis; a son, Dennis Jan Morgan Sr. of Trumann, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Mid-South Transplant.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 11, 2004

MILTON MORGAN of West Memphis died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today a 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. Mr. Morgan, 65, a self-employed wholesalesman, was a U.S. Marine veteran and a Baptist. He leaves three sons, Mitchell Morgan of Cordova, Tenn., Milton Morgan Jr. of West Memphis and Michael Sidney Morgan of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Florence Lovell of Marion, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 20, 2003

ROY WILLIAM MORLEY, 77, of West Memphis, retired owner and operator of Delta Ice Co., died Friday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, where he was a communicant, with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Mr. Morley, the husband of Betty Smith Morley, also leaves a daughter, Vivian Morley Qualls of Maumelle, Ark.; three sons, Roy William Morley Jr. and Lee Morley, both of West Memphis, and Jim Morley of Maumelle; two sisters, Nina Morley Guice of Greenville, N.C., and Barbara Morley Dodge of West Memphis, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Holy Cross Episcopal Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 19, 2005

DEBORAH 'DEBBIE' KAY MORRIS of Marion died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ingram Boulevard Baptist Church in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola has charge of services. Mrs. Morris, 51, an administrative assistant, was a member of the former Richland Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Larry Morris; a daughter, Angelique Morris of Marion; a son, Harold Morris of West Memphis; her stepfather, Steve Stephens of Decatur, Ala.; a brother, Larry Craven Jr. of Horn Lake, Miss., and five grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 12, 2002

FRANKLIN DELANO MORRIS, 62, of Proctor died Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of West Memphis and was a volunteer firefighter for the Proctor Fire Department. He was retired, having worked for Federal Express and having served in the Arkansas National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Francis Morris of Proctor; one daughter, Della Morris Nowlin of Proctor; three sisters, Mary Jane Gibson of Shreveport, La., Cleo Thomas of Georgetown, Texas, and Dora Smith of Crowley, Texas; and one grandchild, Hayley Nowlin. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, with the Rev. Chris Hemund officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, August 11, 2003

ROGER ALLEN MORRIS, 54, of Edmondson, truck driver for B & R Trucking, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss. 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 Baptist. Mr. Morris, the husband of Patricia Morris, also leaves a daughter, Kimberly Spillers of Olive Branch, Miss.; three sons, Randy Morris of Marion, Roger Morris Jr. of Collierville, Tenn., and Bill Morris of Proctor, and 11 grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 14, 2002

WILLIE MAE MORROW of West Memphis died Sunday in 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. Morrow, 84, a homemaker, was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ. She was the widow of Lewis C. Morrow. Mrs. Morrow leaves a daughter, Rosemary Burns of Germantown and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Missouri Street Church of Christ.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, November 06, 2001

JIMMY MOUDY of West Memphis died Saturday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Moudy, 67, was a former retailer and owner and operator of Jim Moudy Realty. He was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church, the American Legion, West Memphis Masonic Lodge 737, Al Chymia Shrine and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Moudy leaves his wife, Argie Harper Moudy; one daughter, Cindy Moudy Crowl of Collierville, Tenn., and two grandsons, Matthew and Jacob Crowl. The family requests that memorials be sent to Shrine Burn Hospital or West Memphis First Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 30, 2001

ROBERT RAIFORD MURPHY of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Saturday at Overton Park Health Care Center in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Murphy, 61, a salesman, was a graduate of West Memphis High School and Memphis State. He leaves two sons, Chris Murphy of Memphis and Tim Murphy of Bartlett and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Salvation Army in Memphis.

 

Times Herald, Forest City AR, May 15, 2003

MRS. SYBLE MILAM MURPHY, aged 84, of Cordova, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Appling Wood Health Care Center in Cordova. Mrs. Murphy was a retired seamstress for a textile company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hughes. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Murphy. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Watts of Eads, Tenn, Linda M. True of Bartlett, Tenn. and Jean Yvonne Hare of Paragould; a son, Robert Wayne Murphy of Brighton, Colo.; two sisters, Ethel Daniel of Panama City, Fla. and Opal Ames of Carson, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Murphy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Roller Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. The family asks that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund of Hughes.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis Tn, May 22, 2003

TOMMIE MYERS, 88, of West Memphis, bookkeeper for Kuhn Plantation, died Wednesday in Marion. Ark. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a Methodist. Mrs. Myers, the widow of Roy A. Myers, leaves two daughters, Nancy Hollingsworth of Horn Lake and Greta Harris of Bartlett, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

The Dexter Daily Statesman, Dexter MO, June 16, 2004, http://www.dailystatesman.com

J. FLOYD NAYLOR, the son of the late Harmon and Willie Young Naylor, was born in Finger, Tenn., on July 28, 1916, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 87. Mr. Naylor recently moved to Dexter but was a former resident of Milan, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala. He was a former member of the West Memphis Jaycees. He was an Elder of Milan Church of Christ of Milan, Tenn., and Minister of Sonshines, and Minister of Hot Meals for Needy and Handicapped of Homewood Church of Christ in Birmingham, Ala. He was first married to Kathrine Clydell Brock in 1939. She preceded him in death. He was then married to Lorraine Hardin in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Naylor of Birmingham, Ala.; one foster son, Michael W. Bryant of Jackson, Tenn.; two daughters, Patricia Ann Baldwin of Dexter and Phyllis Dianne Taylor of St. Louis; one step-son, Mark Hardin of Ontario, Ore.; one step-daughter, Linda Kilpatrick of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur Naylor of Stantonville, Tenn., Raymond Naylor of Henderson, Tenn., Buford Naylor of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and A.J. Naylor of Adamsville, Tenn.; and one sister, Minnie Plunk of Henderson, Tenn. One son, Douglas Brock, preceded him in death in 1960. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in the Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel in Memphis, Tenn., with Bro. J. Wayne Kilpatrick of Birmingham, Ala., officiating. Interment will follow in the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark.

Local arrangements were handled by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 20, 2002

PATRICIAL NEAL NAYLOR of West Memphis died Saturday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-9 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. Mrs. Naylor, 56, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. She leaves her husband, Robert D. Naylor; a daughter, Heather Naylor of Sherwood; a son, Hunter Naylor of West Memphis; her mother, Doris Lawson Neal of West Memphis; two brothers, Carl L. Neal Jr. of West Memphis and Jerry Neal of Mountain Home.  The family requests that memorials be sent to the music ministry of First Baptist Church, 200 N. Missouri,  West Memphis, AR, 72301.

 

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

PEGGY JOYCE PENNINGTON NEAL, 58, (class of ’58), of West Memphis died February 21, 1999 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She was employed by the Bank of West Memphis and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Carl., Jr., a son Troy, both of West Memphis; a sister, Lillian Piggott, of Shefield Lake, OH; three brothers; Harold of Crawfordsville, Jay of Venice, FL., and Tony Pennington, class of ’60, of Panama Beach, FL.

 

Obits Central, Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/ar/ar-stfrancis5.htm

JAMES VINCENT "VICK" NELSON, age 42, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his home in Widener.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his birth mother, Shirley Lucas; his foster mother, Marie Nelson of Widener; a sister, Janet Russell of Forrest City; a half-sister, Michelle Douglas of Forrest City; and a brother, Don Nelson of Forrest City. Services will be held graveside Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 7, 2004

LUCILLE EVELYN NELSON of Marion died Thursday at Johnson-Hobson Health Care in Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today 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. Mrs. Nelson, 85, a homemaker, was a Baptist. The widow of William Cole Nelson, she leaves a daughter, Ann Wilson of Burleson, Tenn.; a son, Jimmy Nelson of Proctor, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 29, 2002

GENE NEVILL SR. of West Memphis died Sunday at his home. Visitation will be from 5-9 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. Nevill, 74, a security guard for Imperial Guard Service, was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He leaves a daughter, Carol Bailey of Memphis; a son, Gene Nevill Jr. of Memphis; his mother, Mary Nevill of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Maxine Henderson of Wetumpka, Ala., and Patsy A. Selman of Prattville, Ala.; a brother, the Rev. A.J. Nevill of Macclenny, Fla., and six grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 17, 2004

NETTIE MANCHESTER NICHOLSON of Marion died Saturday at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Nicholson, 86, a retired grocery store clerk, was a member of Crawfordsville Baptist Church. The widow of Nick Nicholson, she leaves a brother, George Douglas Manchester of Earle. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Baptist Church.

 

Cross County Veterans Memorial Committee

ORVILLE NIX was born 27 February 1922 in Ripley, Mississippi, the fourth child of Charles and Evie Childers Nix. He grew up with one sister, Valerie, and four brothers, Leslie, Shannon, Sammy and Ralph. He and his family moved to Arkansas when he was a small child and he attended the Parkin High School. Orville was inducted into the Navy 7 September 1942 and took his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was trained as an assembly and repairman and served 16 months in the South Pacific. He was the Store Keeper, as a part of a Supply Depot on Guam. Orville was discharged 10 December 1945 at Millington, Tennessee. Orville married Pauline Cook and they were the parents of three sons: Jerry, Barry and Dennis. After his military service, he was employed as a Lineman with Arkansas Power and Light Company. His hobbies were fishing and square dancing. Orville Nix died 10 July 1995 and was buried in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery, Marion, Arkansas

Orville Nix, 545364340, Storekeeper

United States Navy, 1942-1945

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, March 18, 2005

SHANNON CHARLES NIX, 84, of Wynne died Wednesday, March 16, at CrossRidge Community Hospital. Born in Ripley, Miss., he served in the Navy during World War II and was retired after 25 years in the Soil Conservation Service. He served as the Cross County surveyor for 25 years. He was a sponsor of the Crowley Ridge Girl Scouts Council, a sponsor of the Arkansas Officials Association for 28 years and a former coach for American Legion and Pony League baseball programs. He was a Member of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post and attended Wynne Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Jerri V. Nix of the home; three daughters, Rosalind Cothran of West Memphis, Candice Minnich of Little Rock and Dee Whalen of Sherwood; a stepdaughter, Juanita Vickers Hilliard of New Mexico; a brother, Sammy Nix of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, Mary Margaret Cothran, Shannon Carroll, Laura Beth Minnich, Parke Minnich, Will Whalen and Mitchell Whalen; two stepgrandsons, Jay Hilliard and David Hilliard; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret "Sis" Nix; his parents, Charles Franklin and Evie Childers Nix; two brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Wynne, with Fred Strasser officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Kernodle Funeral home of Wynne. Memorials may be made to Children's Homes Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould 72450, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kan. 66601-9865.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 19, 2002

TOMMY LEE NORRIS of Proctor died Wednesday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Chapel in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Norris, 46, a farmer, was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Candace Milner of Burlison, Tenn.; six sisters, Vivian Malone and Rosemary Barrow, both of Proctor, Edna Barrow of Earle, Betty Ann Gardner of New Boston, Texas, Cathy Barrow of Caulfield, Mo. and Carol Norris of Marion, and a brother, Joe Norris of Hughes. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 5, 2003

MYRTLE CAROLINE ODEN, 91, of West Memphis, retired manager from Baddour Clothing Store, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Oden, the widow of Thomas Oden, leaves two daughters, Barbara Ann Cockrill of West Memphis and Linda Roberts Davis of Hernando; a son, Robert Donald Oden of West Memphis; a sister, Annie Moore of Nesbit, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Haven Hospice in West Memphis.

 

Timeshare, Published by W. Joe Wood, Earle AR, May 2005 – Evening Times, January 11, 2005

IRMA GREER O'NEAL, (Mother of Marie Greer Baker-Ferrell), 94, of Earle, died January 9, 2005 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a retired grocery clerk for Daniel's Grocery in Earle. Services were January 10 at the Earle Baptist Church where she was a member, with burial at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was the widow of R. C. O'Neal. Besides Marie, she leaves a sister, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Marie Greer, class of '49 first married Charles 'Popeye' Baker, classmate of '52. Sometime after his death, she married James Ferrell, classmate of '50. James and Marie live in Earle.

 

(Publication and date unknown - 1999) http://members.tripod.com/dunderwood/obits.html

JAMES CLINTON ORMAN, 85, of Crawfordsville, Ark., farmer, died of cancer Friday at his home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. He was a member of Shell Lake Baptist Church. Mr. Orman, the husband of Georgia Pauline Orman, also leaves a daughter, Shirley Arms of Marion; two sons, James Orman of Jackson, Tenn., and Paul Orman of Crawfordsville; a sister, Allie Mae Bright of Vanndale, Ark., three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Shell Lake Baptist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, December 18, 2004

JOHN TRAVIS ORMAN, 59, of Wynne, formerly of Parkin, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at his residence. Born at Texarkana, he attended school at Parkin. He served in the Air Force for four years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Linda Hudson Orman; two daughters, Johnna Long and Hooey Orman, both of West Memphis, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hester and Jewel Gertrude Waits Orman. Funeral services will at 2 p.m. Monday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne, with the Rev. Ray Dean Davis officiating. Burial will in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

 


 

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