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CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

OBITUARIES

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COMPILED BY BRENDA HUNTLEY AND DEBBIE YATES

2003 - 2008


Roller Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis AR, November 2007

TOMMIE FAYE ULRICH, 64, of Dyess, AR passed away Friday, November 9, 2007 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR.
Mrs. Ulrich, a Homemaker, was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her companion, William Cotton of Dyess, AR; two daughters, Elaine Holt of Chelford, AR and Wanda Tubville of Lawrenceburg, TN; two sons, Danny Porterfield of Chelford, AR and Paul R. Miller of Earle, AR; four sisters, Tina Tacker of Earle, AR, Janey Smithey of Earle, AR, Sharlane Dixon of Bassett, AR and Marie Spence of Keiser, AR; two brothers, Johnny Smithey of Caraway, AR and Jerry Smithey of Tupelo, AR; (12) Grandchildren and (3) Great-Grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 7, 2003

WILLIE MAE UPSHAW, 92, of Turrell, Ark., retired teacher and librarian from Turrell School System after 41 years, died Monday at Lawrence Hall Nursing Home in Walnut Ridge, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Turrell First Methodist Church, former Turrell postmaster and former petroleum distributor. Mrs. Upshaw was the widow of Royce Upshaw.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, May 7, 2003

WILLIE MAE UPSHAW, 92, of Turrell died Monday, May 5, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Home in Walnut Ridge. She had worked as a teacher and librarian at Turrell, as acting postmaster in Turrell and as a petroleum distributor in Turrell. She was a member of Turrell First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Upshaw, and her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, with Jimmy Dale Thesher officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Roller- Citizens Funeral Home, On Line Obituary

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PHYLLIS ANN (COCHRAN) VAIL (12/3/1950-03/10/2007), 56, of Earle, AR passed away Saturday March 10, 2007 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR. Ms. Vail, a Registered Nurse was preceded in death by her father, Lester Cochran and is survived by her mother, Margaret Cochran of Earle, AR; her son, Shawn P. Vail of Earle, AR; two sisters, Shelia Swinney of St. Augustine, FL and Debbie Cochran of Earle, AR and her granddaughter, Megan Vail of West Memphis, AR. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Bernards Medical Center Foundation at P.O. Box 225 E. Jackson Jonesboro, AR 72401. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, 201 North Pine Street, West Memphis, AR 72303

Visitation 3/13/2007 from Noon-2:00 P.M, Service 3/13/2007 at 2:00 P.M, Interment Crittenden Memorial Park, Hwy 64 West, Marion, AR 72364

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, November 17, 2004

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AMY JO VEGA, 65, of Horn Lake, formerly of West Memphis, equipment operator for Caterpillar Co., died Monday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. She was a member of B'Rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Memphis. She leaves a daughter, Amy Kaplan of Olive Branch; three sons, Marty Quinton of Cordova, Marlin Quinton Memphis and Mark Quinton of West Memphis; her mother, Dorothy L. Winburn of Memphis; a brother, Errol Dean Patterson of Wichita, Kan., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to B'Rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue.

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, December 10, 2004

DEANNA "APRIL" VELARDE, 34, of Marion died Saturday, Dec. 4, at Sunset. Born at Nashville, she was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Chloe Hoppe and Piper Hoppe, both of Lebanon, Tenn., and an uncle and aunt who raised her, Larry and Debbie Morris of Marion. Graveside services were held Thursday in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion, with the Rev. Tom Buchanan officiating. Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 21, 2004

JAMES R. 'MR. JIMMY' VERNOR of West Memphis died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services were Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Vernor, 76, a retired shipping clerk for Springmier Freight, was a member of West Memphis First United Methodist Church and an Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Rheba Vernor; a daughter, Peggy Ring of Hardy; a son, Jimmy R. Cranford of West Memphis; a sister, Wanda Kinslow of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, Henry N. Vernor of Memphis, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 02, 2002

B.J. VOGEL of West Memphis died Sunday at his home. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at West Memphis First United Methodist Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Vogel, 69, retired assistant manager from West Memphis Savings & Loan Association, was a member of West Memphis First United Methodist Church and an Army veteran. He leaves his mother, Eva Aline Vogel of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First United Methodist Church.

 

Roller Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, AR, Nov 2007

DELLA VOGEL (February 19, 1914 - November 27, 2007), 93, of Wynne, Arkansas formerly of Turrell, AR passed away November 27, 2007 at Crossridge Hospital in Wynne. Mrs. Vogel a retired hair dresser was a member of Marion Church of God, a US Army Veteran and charter member of Women In Military Service. She was born February 19, 1914 in Princedale, Arkansas to the late Allen J. and Melinda (Arbuckle) Risner. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Vogel and survived by two sisters, Reba Pollard of Turrell, AR and Mable Bramlett Wells of Batesville, AR; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation; Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, 11/29/2007 from 6-8:00 PM, Service; Roller-Citzens Funeral Home Chapel,  11/29/2007 at 1:00 PM, Interment; Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, AR 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 13, 2001

VERMA VOWELL of Marion died Thursday at Johnson-Hobson Nursing Home. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Vowell, 87, homemaker, was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She leaves three daughters, Dorothy Zirkle of West Memphis, Laquita Smith of Earle and Brynda Turner of Hernando, Miss.; one son, Roger Vowell of Earle; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cornerstone Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 15, 2001

DAVID E. WADDELL of West Memphis died Thursday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 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. Waddell, 40, self employed, was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. He leaves his wife, Roan Waddell; one daughter, April Waddell of West Memphis; one son, Dillon Waddell of West Memphis; his mother, Joyce H. Upton of West Memphis; two sisters, Ginger O'Bryant of Marshall, Texas and Pam Cooney of West Memphis and one brother, Mike Waddell of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Baptist Church in West Memphis or The Eighth Street Mission in West Memphis.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 13, 2003

ROSIE LEE WADDELL, 85, of Hughes, Ark., homemaker, died Wednesday in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Waddell, the widow of Elbert Glennwood Waddell, leaves six daughters, Barbara Cooley of Gadsden, Ala., Ellen Boozer of Conway, Ark., Pat Mooney and Janice Nelson, both of Marion, Joyce Harrington of Fenton, Mo., and Sandra Ilsley of Memphis; two sons, William Waddell of Cape Coral, Fla., and Gerry Waddell of Widener, Ark., 42 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Crittenden Memorial Park.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 14, 2003

ROSIE LEE WADDELL of Hughes died Wednesday in Memphis.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mrs. Waddell, 85, a homemaker, is the widow of Elbert Glennwood Waddell. She leaves six daughters, Barbara Cooley of Gasden, Ala., Ellen Boozer of Conway, Pat Mooney and Janice Nelson, both of Marion, Joyce Harrington of Fenton, Mo., and Sandra Isley of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, William Waddell of Cape Coral, Fla., and Gerry Waddell of Widener; 42 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 12, 2001

JIMMY WAKEFIELD of West Memphis died Wednesday at his home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mr. Wakefield, 62, a land development contractor, leaves his wife Patsy Wakefield; four sons, Randall Wakefield of Clermont, Fla., Tim Wakefield and David Wakefield, both of West Memphis, and Jerrad Wakefield of Memphis; three sisters, Helen Bornhoft of West Memphis, Joyce DeShazier of Earle and Barbara Cooper of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Tommy Wakefield of West Memphis and two grandchildren.

 

Examiner, Independence MO, Saturday, March 31, 2001

DOROTHY A. WALKER, 72, Independence, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit. Mrs. Walker was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Caney, Okla. She married Bearnard Walker on June 3, 1946. She worked as a nurse’s assistant at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for many years. She was a member of the Grain Valley Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bearnard Walker, on Sept. 23, 1976. Her survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Voyles, Nashville, Tenn., and Penny Sparks, Independence; two sons, Bernard Walker Jr., Pryor, Okla., and Jeffrey Walker, Independence; three sisters, Betty Tuell and Chris Clark, both of Memphis, and Elwanda Tatum, Heber Springs, Ark.; one brother, Ted Umber, Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Ark. Friends can visit from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday preceding the service.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 11, 2003

FLORENCE MIDDLETON WALKER, 62, of West Memphis, clerk for the Crittenden County Assessor's Office, died Friday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of Vanderbilt Baptist Church. Mrs. Walker, the widow of Paul Lester Walker, leaves a daughter, Cynthia James of West Memphis; Richard Walker of Marion; two sisters, Peggy Treon of Raleigh, N.C., and Ramona Riley of Brownsville, Tenn.; three brothers, Paige Middleton of Brownsville, Tenn., Junior Middleton of Huntsville, Tenn., and Jimmy Middleton of Memphis, and three grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 15, 2003

FLORENCE MIDDLETON WALKER  of West Memphis died Friday at Methodist University Hospital.  Graveside services were Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home had charge of services. Mrs. Walker, 62, a clerk for the Crittenden County Assessor's Office, was a member of Vanderbilt Baptist Church and a U.S. Marine veteran. The widow of Paul Lester Walker, she leaves a daughter, Cynthia James of West Memphis; a son, Richard Walker of Marion; two sisters, Peggy Treon of Raleigh, N.C., and Ramona Riley of Brownsville, Tenn.; three brothers, Paige Middleton of Brownsville, Junior Middleton of Huntsville, Tenn., and Jimmy Middleton of Memphis, Tenn., and three grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 31, 2002

JOHN HENRY WALKER of West Memphis died Friday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Walker, 76, was an electrician and the widower of Gertrude G. Walker. He leaves a niece, Sherry Luman, and two nephews, Charles Lawson and Lonnie Lawson.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 12, 2001

LOIS INEZ WALKER of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mrs. Walker, 89, was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God church. The widow of John Wesley Walker, Mrs. Walker leaves five daughters, Sue Pittman and Patty Watson, both of Memphis, Glenda Tackett of Marion, Johnnie Price of Little Rock and Laura Jones of Lonoke; one sister, Louella McAdams of Vanndale; one brother, Horace Damron of Jonesboro; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorial be sent to the American Lung Association.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 20, 2001

PAUL LESTER WALKER of West Memphis died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Walker, 73, a welder, was a U.S. Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Florence Walker; one daughter, Cynthia James of West Memphis; one son, Richard Walker of Marion; four sisters, Millie Hoffman, Florence Hensley and Hazel Davis, all of Marion, N.C., and Betty Bently of Greensboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Lung Association.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 8, 2003

LEONARD G. 'BUDDY' WARDEN JR., 85, of West Memphis, corporate president for Warden's LP Gas Service, died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and member of the board of trustees and the building committee of West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Arkansas LP Gas Association and West Memphis Rotary Club, past chairman of the board of East Arkansas Savings & Loan Association, a Boy Scout troop master and a Navy veteran. Mr. Warden, the widower of Ruby Nunnery Warden, leaves two daughters, Patricia W. Nichols of West Memphis and Janet W. Gatewood of Memphis; a son, Leonard Warden III of Fort Smith, Ark.; a sister, Betty W. Davidson of Shreveport, La., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 09, 2003

LEONARD G. ‘BUDDY’ WARDEN JR.  of West Memphis died Wednesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Warden, 85, corporate president for Warden's L.P. Gas Service, was a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and member of the board of trustees and the building committee of West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Arkansas L.P. Gas Association and the West Memphis Rotary Club and a Navy veteran. Mr. Warden, the widower of Ruby Nunnery Warden, leaves two daughters, Patricia W. Nichols of West Memphis and Janet W. Gatewood of Memphis; a son, Leonard Warden III of Fort Smith; a sister, Betty W. Davidson of Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 30, 2003

RUBY WARDEN, 83, of West Memphis, homemaker, died Tuesday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, president of the Presbyterian Women and Bible study moderator. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She was past president of Bragg School and West Junior High PTA, member of West Memphis Junior Auxiliary, leader for the Girl and Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls, and was honored with the Mid-South Community College Ruby N. Warden Activity Center being named after her. Mrs. Warden, the wife of Leonard G. Warden Jr., also leaves two daughters, Patricia W. Nichols of West Memphis and Janet W. Gatewood of Memphis; a son, Leonard Warden III of Fort Smith, Ark.; a sister, Maxine Dollinger of Lebanon, Ore., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 15, 2001

ALENE C. WARE of Heber Springs, formerly of West Memphis, died Monday at Beverly Health Care in Heber Springs. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis has charge of services. Mrs. Ware, 81, was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Memphis. She was the widow of David H. Ware and leaves one sister, Blanche Williams of Marion; two nieces, Billie Jean Luttrell of West Memphis and Frances Hayhurst of Germantown. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First United Methodist Church or the charity of the donors choice.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 11, 2001

JERRY F. WARREN of West Memphis died Saturday at his home. Services were today at 10 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Warren, 51, supervisor for Global Household Products, was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Avondale Missionary Baptist Church and Marion-West Memphis VFW Post 5225. He leaves his wife, Marilyn Warren; one daughter, Heather Warren of West Memphis; one son, Jeremy Warren of West Memphis; two sisters, Dorothy S. Evenson of Bartlett, Tenn., and Brenda Bramucci of Widener; one brother, James Warren of Marion, and one grandson. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

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

FRED WASMER, 74, (class of ’42), of Earle died in a traffic accident near Crawfordsville, AR August 3, 1999. His wife, Nettie Belle Pittman, class of ’46 preceded him in death.  Fred, a retired farmer, veteran of WWII, member of the VFW and 1st Presbyterian Church of West Memphis, leaves a daughter, Linda Smith of Albuquerque, NM, as son Frederick, Jr., of Gainesville, FL and two grandchildren.

 

Time Share, A Newsletter for Earle Classmates, January 2004, Published by W. Joe Wood

EMMA JEAN PHILLIPS WATERS, Class of '44 - Mrs. Ralph Waters, 77, died Nov. 29, 2003 at her home in Marion, AR.  She had been a rural mail carrier and was a member of the Marion First United Methodist Church in Marion. Graveside services were December 2 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, was in charge.   Ralph Phillips, class of '47, died at Marion in March, 2003.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 6, 2003

RALPH WATERS, 76, of Marion, retired from Block Drug Co., died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Marion First United Methodist Church. Mr. Waters, the husband of Emma Jean Phillips Waters, also leaves two daughters, Gerrye Waters Martine and Suzanne Waters Anderson, and a son, Ralph Waters Jr., all of Marion; a sister, Bettye Waters Patterson of Hendersonville, Tenn., and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First United Methodist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 23, 2006

Earle - MELVIN M. WATSON, 86, died Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Barton's Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, January 23 at Roller Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 24 at Roller Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, AR. He is survived by his wife, Clora L. Watson of Earle; one daughter, Julia Holloway, Marion; three sons, Kenneth M. Watson, of Palestine, AR, Wayne Watson of College Station, TX and Jon Watson of Bauxite, AR; three sisters, Evelyn Spears of Ft. Smith, AR, Jewell Hendrix of Wynne, AR and Dorothy Person of Horseshoe Lake, AR; nine grandchildren, eight grandchildren. Any memorials may be made to Gibson Bayou Cemetery Fund. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 870-735-1000

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, November 01, 2001

The REV. JOE "BILL" WATSON of Marion died Monday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. A memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Marion First United Methodist Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Rev. Watson, 88, was a Methodist Minister for United Methodist Church and a member of North Arkansas Methodist Conference. He leaves his wife, Faye Wiygul Douglas Watson, and is the widower of Myrtis Jeffus Watson. He also leaves three daughters, Annelle Saig of West Memphis, Linda Crane of Little Rock and Pat McGill of Marrietta, Ga.; one stepson, Willard L. Douglas Jr. of Parkersburg, W. Va.; one sister, Avanelle Conner of West Helena; one brother, Dr. Sam Watson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Marion First United Methodist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 22, 2001

WILSON GREGORY WATSON of Parkin died Monday at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Earle First Assembly of God Church. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis has charge of services. Wilson Gregory Watson, 1 year old, leaves his parents, Wendy and Michael Watson of Parkin; three sisters, Courtney Watson, Laura Watson and Britney Watson all of Parkin; his grandparents, William and Bonnie Crenshaw of Earle, Charles and Mary Watson of Parkin and Kitty Thomas of Parkin; great-grandparents, Willie Burns of Parkin, Frances Frost of Parkin and Albert and Mary Watson of Parkin.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 28, 2001

HOPE ANNE WEAVER, infant daughter of Stewart and Evelyn Weaver of Proctor, died Wednesday at Germantown Methodist Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She also leaves two sisters, Mary Claire Weaver and Megan Elizabeth Weaver of Proctor; grandparents, Kyle and Imogene Rushing of Plano, Texas and Bill and Martha Anne Weaver of Edmondson; great-grandparents, Jim and Martha Bagwell of Edmondson and Martha Kyle of Charleston, Miss.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 01, 2001

MEGAN ELIZABETH WEAVER, infant daughter of Stewart and Evelyn Weaver of Proctor, died Friday at Methodist Healthcare-Germantown Hospital. Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge. Baby Weaver also leaves one sister, Mary Claire Weaver of Proctor; her grandparents, Kyle and Imogene Rushing of Plano, Texas, and Bill and Martha Anne Weaver of Edmondson; her great-grandparents, Jim and Martha Bagwell of Edmondson and Martha Kyle of Charleston, Miss.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 18, 2002

THERESA H. WEBB of West Memphis died Thursday at Beverly Health Care. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Webb, 85, a homemaker, was a member of Trustlow Methodist Church in Sarah, Miss. She was the widow of Boatman Webb. Mrs. Webb leaves a daughter, Doris G. Neal of Marion; a son, Gerald Garrett of Udall, Kan.; two stepsons, David Webb and G. Tywane Webb, both of Memphis; a brother, Emmit R. Hudspeth of Beldon, Miss.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, August 12, 2004

Funeral services for LEE WEEKS, 79, of Harrisburg, who died Tuesday, Aug. 10, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Weston Funeral Service Chapel in Harrisburg. The Rev. Jerry Kausler will officiate, and burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion with full military honors. Pallbearers will include Mervin Bolden, Thomas E. Grubbs Sr., Thomas E. Grubbs Jr., Phil Reed, Garl Scott and James Stacy. Honorary pallbearers will include Billy Joe Wright, Calvin Lee, John Summers, Gene Harrison, Glenn Parks, D.C. Armstrong, Curtis Armstrong, Charles Burrow, Lando Patton, Bill Reed and Charlie Gardner. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Born at Harrisburg, he was a self-employed contractor and a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisburg. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Weeks of the home; one son, Richard Lee Weeks of Harrisburg; one daughter, Deborah Kay Costner of Harrisburg; two brothers, Don Green Weeks of Brooksville, Fla., and Gerald Dean Weeks of Memphis; eight grandchildren, Tabitha Greenway, Stacy Weeks, Sarah Weeks, Jonathan Weeks, Tiffany Chambers, Krismon Chambers, Devon Jarrett and Kim Taylor; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Emma Alona Green Weeks, four brothers, one sister and one grandson.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 9, 2003

ANSIL 'SONNY' WEIRICK JR., 73, of West Memphis, self-employed painter, died Thursday at Beverly Healthcare and Rehab. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a member of Westwood Church of Christ in Hulbert, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Marion-West Memphis Post 5225, 40 & 8 American Legion, and was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Weirick, the husband of Juanita Weirick, also leaves a daughter, Phyllis Craft of Middlebury, Ind.; two sisters, Berdina Weirick and Mary Ellen Misheler, and two brothers, Terry Weirick and Edward Weirick, all of Goshen, Ind., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 13, 2003

ANSIL ‘SONNY’ WEIRICK JR. Ansil 'Sonny' Weirick Jr. of West Memphis died Thursday at Beverly Healthcare and Rehab. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home had charge of services. Mr. Weirick, 73, a self-employed painter, was a member of Westwood Church of Christ in Hulbert, Marion-West Memphis VFW Post 5225, 40 & 8 Club, American Legion and was a Korean War Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Juanita Weirick; a daughter, Phyllis Craft of Middlebury, Ind.; two sisters, Berdina Weirick and Mary Ellen Misheler, both of Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, Terry Weirick and Edward Weirick, both of Goshen, and two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Desoto Obituaries posted by Wayne Loden, May 2004

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BENNIE L. WELLS, 70, of Southaven, retired ironworker for Local 167, died May 14, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a Baptist. Mr. Wells, the husband of Maxine Wells, also leaves five daughters, Linda Kirby of Southaven, Shirley Johnson of Oakland, Tenn., Becky Roachelle and Nancy Marise, both of Memphis, and Sandra Jones of Coldwater; a brother, Laverne Wells of West Memphis, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Batesville Daily Guard, Batesville AR, December 3, 2007

MABLE BRAMLETT WELLS, 96, of Batesville, formerly of Earle, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in a Batesville hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Earle First Assembly of God. Survivors include three sons, Billy Bramlett of Cave City, Kenneth Bramlett of Melvindale, Mich., and Donald Bramlett of Batesville; two daughters, Margaret Bramlett Gilb of Batesville and Alene Bramlett Statum of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Reba Pollard of Turrell; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde L. Bramlett and Robert Wells; a son, Eugene Bramlett; a daughter, Frances Bramlett Dooley; and a sister, Della Vogel. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 26, 2005

CHARLES ERWIN WESTMORELAND, 65, of Colorado Springs, Colo. died Sunday, Aug. 21, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. A 21-year veteran of the Army, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a business manager for the Army-Air Force Food Service Division while serving in the National Guard. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Gisela Westmoreland; a son, Morris Westmoreland of Las Vegas; two brothers, Fred Westmoreland of Jonesboro and Curtis Westmoreland of Searcy; and a sister, Loraine Bickerstaff of Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcel and Lola Bryant Westmoreland. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Cross County Veterans Memorial Committee

EWELL WILLIAM "BO" WESTMORELAND was born 8 March 1919 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, the son of Andrew M. and Mary A. Patterson Westmoreland. There was four other children in his family: Woodrow, Hessell, Mildred and Orlean. Bo attended school at Parkin, Arkansas and worked as a farmer . Bo was inducted into the Army 22 January 1944 at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and was trained as a rifleman. On 3 November 1944, he left for Europe where he spent the next ten months. He participated in the Adrennes, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns. He was discharged 6 January 1946 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri having earned three Bronze Stars for the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns, the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign with two Overseas Bars and the World War II Victory Ribbon.  Bo married Dorothy Cothran and their children are Harold, Bobby, Donna and Wanda. He was employed as a salesman. Bo's daughter, Wanda, remarks, "My dad kept a diary from 29 October 1944 to 29 May 1945. The book came from the Post Exchange at Camp Shanks. I have this diary, My dad never spoke of this war to me except of places he went I read it when I feel sorry for myself because a movie couldn't cover this about a man who loved his God, his family and the men he served with. The man in this diary, I loved very much, but this is a side of him I didn't know I have a son that served in the Gulf War (Bo's only grandson). I know he would not have wanted this or any more wars. All of us should be very proud of these men and women." Ewell William Westmoreland died 2 March 1981 and was buried in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Arkansas.

Ewell W. Westmoreland

38603402 Private First Class, Co F 506th Regt 101st Airborne,

United States Army, 1944-1946

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, August 13, 2001

LENA MAE WESTON of West Memphis died Friday at Methodist Health Care Central in Memphis. Services were at 1 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Weston, 66, a retired sales clerk for K-Mart, was a Baptist and a member of Friends of the Library. She leaves her husband, William C. Weston; one daughter, Robbie N. Allred of Nesbit, Miss.; one son, William K. Weston of Memphis and one brother, Edward Hardin of Horn Lake, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to Friends of the Library in care of the West Memphis Library.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 20, 2004

MAGGIE D. WHEELER of Marion died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. 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. Wheeler, 98, a retired seamstress, was a member of Vanderbilt Baptist Church in West Memphis. The widow of Warren H. Wheeler, she leaves two daughters, Mary Frances Rudeseal of Linden, Tenn., and Ann Smith of Marion, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Vanderbilt Baptist Church or St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 28, 2001

HENRIETTA WHITE of Bartlett, Tenn., formerly of Hughes, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park. Mrs. White, 89, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church in Hughes. The widow of Marcus "Ed" White, she leaves two daughters, Sarah Little of Bartlett and Vivian Davis of Arlington, Tenn.; a son, James "Ed" White of Batesville, six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church, Hughes or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 25, 2001

LAVERNE CROCKETT WHITE of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mrs. White, 82, a homemaker was of the Jehovah Witness Faith. She was the widow of Joe D. White, leaves two daughters, Diane Younger of West Memphis and Cleta Rodgers of Marion; one son, David Crockett of Dyersburg, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 13, 2001

OUIDA JANE WHITE of Earle died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Visitation will be today from 4-6 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. White, 74, a former county librarian, was a member of Earle Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Bill Joe White of Earle. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Baptist Church. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 8, 2004

TERINEY ASHLYNN WHITE, infant daughter of Kim (Reynolds) and Terry White of West Memphis, died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Baby Teriney also leaves a sister, Shenetra Reynolds of West Memphis, and her grandparents, Anna and James Reynolds and Mosetta White, all of West Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, November 05, 2001

BETTY WHITED of Crawfordsville died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home and a rosary at 6 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Whited, 75, a homemaker, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crawfordsville. She was the widow of Charles Whited and leaves one daughter, Terri Colon of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons, Chuck Whited of Marion, Robert Whited of Brighton, Tenn., and Alan Whited of Crawfordsville; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Alter Society in Crawfordsville.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, January 11, 2002

MAURINE H. WHITFIELD of West Memphis died Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 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. Mrs. Whitfield, 85, was the former owner and operator of West Memphis Laundry and a member of Tunica Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of John H. Whitfield. Mrs. Whitfield leaves a daughter, Marilyn W. Darby of Tunica, Miss.; a son, Don W. Whitfield of West Memphis and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to The Good Neighbor Center in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 04, 2003

The REV. JOHNIE MORRIS WHITMAN of Proctor died Saturday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Rev. Whitman, 82, was a retired First Assembly of God Church minister. He leaves his wife, Bessie Whitman; two daughters, Marcia Jackson of Bartlett, Tenn., and Nancy Kinney of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Sue Pinkard of Fordyce and Nadine Archer of Central Point, Ore.; a brother, Ellis Whitman of Medford, Ore., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Hillcrest Childrens Home in Hot Springs.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, October 4, 2004

MARIETTA V. WIGINTON, 85, of Lake City died Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Hamilton, Ala., she was a homemaker and lived in West Memphis most of her life. She attended the Assembly of God. Survivors include one son, Charles Wiginton Sr. of Lake City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion with Carrol Evans officiating. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Gay Roach, P.O. Box 9192, Jonesboro 72403-9192.

 

The Times Dispatch, Walnut Ridge AR, April 20, 2002

RUTH MARIE WILLARD, 81, of Walnut Ridge, died April 20, 2002, at her residence. Born Nov. 13, 1920, at Earle, she had lived in Walnut Ridge for 34 years, after moving from Forrest City. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William D. Willard; a son, Jimmy Willard, Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Ginger Barkley, Forrest City, and Patricia Allison, Missouri; two sisters, Ruby Eden, Texas, and Jo Cole, Florida; eight grandchildren, Lisa Rose, Mike Faulk, Brian Barkley, Charley Allison, Butch Faulk, Jerry Barkley, Blaine Barkley and Loren Allison; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery at Marion with Bob Smith officiating. Burial was under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Pallbearers were Butch Faulk, Brian Barkley, Blaine Barkley, Jerry Barkley, Charley Allison and Ricky Rose. Mike Faulk was honorary pallbearer. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Rebecca Lane, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, August 13, 2001

JACK WILLIAMS of Heth died Friday at his home. Services were at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Williams, 76, a retired auto body worker, was a member of Avondale Missionary Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Willine C. Williams; two daughters, Jackie Austein of Heth and Terrie Stobaugh of West Memphis; three sons, Rick Williams of Memphis, Mike Williams of West Memphis and Skip Austein of Heth; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Avondale Missionary Baptist Church Missionary Fund.

 

Commercial Appeal Memphis TN, February 28, 2003

MARCUS WILLIAMS, infant son of Michelle Williams and Taurus Fleming of West Memphis, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Joint graveside services with his twin brother will be at 1 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge.

 

Commercial Appeal Memphis TN, February 28, 2003

MARTAVIOUS WILLIAMS, infant son of Michelle Williams and Taurus Fleming of West Memphis, died Tuesday at Methodist Healthcare-North. Joint graveside services with his twin brother will be at 1 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in West Memphis. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 22, 2003

THEO S. LOMAX SPILBERGER WILLIAMS, 98, of New Orleans, formerly of Memphis, homemaker, died Sunday at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Williams, the widow of Robert Clyde Williams, leaves a daughter, Linda Ruth Williams Vowell of Lake Village, Ark.; a son, Robert C. Williams Jr. of New Orleans, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, October 2, 2005

NICK WILSON, 15, of West Memphis died Thursday, Sept. 15, at West Memphis. He was a 10th-grade student at Marion High School, attended West Memphis First United Methodist Church and was a member of First Assembly of God Youth Group and Deep Concepts car club. Survivors include his parents, Stephanie Lynn Sharp of West Memphis and Robert H. Wilson Jr. of Memphis; a stepsister, Brandie Loudermilk of Hazen; a brother, Alex Wilson of Humphrey; a stepbrother, Tyler Carter of Marion; his maternal grandparents, Paula and Buddy Sharp of Crawfordsville; and his paternal grandparents, Dee and Dan Corbett of Jonesboro. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of West Memphis, with Bill Harness and the Rev. Greg Luyet officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Pallbearers will be Macauley Hardage, Mark Shaw, Will Chitty, Bob Bolton, Len Townsend, Mark Mye, Garrett Mets, Justin Mets, Carl Allen Thomas, Colton Smith and Nicholas Papacisco. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist church, 200 North Missouri St., West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 24, 2004

BOBBY LEE WILTSHIRE JR. of Marion died Wednesday in Marion. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of services. Mr. Wiltshire, 29, was a forklift driver for SAIA Motor Freight. He leaves a son, Bobby Lee Wiltshire III of Dyersburg, Tenn.; his parents, Geneva and Bobby Lee Wiltshire Sr. of Marion; a sister, April Wiltshire of Marion and his grandparents, C.V. and Flossie Wiltshire of Hernando, Miss.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Friday, March 9, 2001

RUTH MAE WOMACK, 71, of Morrow, Ohio, formerly of Marked Tree, retired employee of Hunt-Wesson Foods in Rossford, Ohio, died of heart failure Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Murphy Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. She was a member of Oregon (Ohio) Baptist Church. Mrs. Womack, the widow of Andrew Womack, leaves a son, Alton Womack of Morrow; three sisters, Mary Nell Thompson of Trumann, Rheba Faye Womack of Marked Tree and Wilma Eunice Coleman of Florida; two brothers, Clyde Mewbern Gray of Black Oak and Wilbur Marion Gray of Marked Tree, and three grandchildren.

    

Tri City Tribune, Marked Tree AR, May 16, 2003

SCOTT WOMACK, 83, of Marked Tree, died on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. A Farmer and former foreman for the Marked Tree Tribune, Womack was of the Baptist faith, a WWII Army veteran, Mason and member of Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Rheba Gray of Marked Tree; one son, Gary Womack of Heber Springs; one daughter, Melica Sanders of Bartlett, Tenn.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2003 at the Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Marked Tree with Rev. David Shepard officiating. Burial followed at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion with Larry Scott Goodwin, Alton Womack, Wade Martin, Larry Neal, Ricky Gray and Richard Sanders serving as pallbearers. A visitation was held Sunday, May 11, 2003 from 3 n 6 p.m. Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree had charge of the arrangements.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 26, 2003

CAROLYN ANN WOOD, 45, of Kansas City, Kan., hotel manager, died Sunday at Kansas Medical Center University in Kansas City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Stephanie Proffitt of Kansas City; two sons, Timothy Telles of Horn Lake and Jayson Telles of Walls; her mother, Earline Wood of Osawatomie, Kan.; a sister, Connie Wood of West Memphis; three brothers, Danny Wood of Olathe, Kan., and Ronnie Wood and Michael Wood, both of Osawatomie, and four grandchildren.

 

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

JAMES R. WOOD, 75, father of Joel G. Wood III (class of ’69), and Ava Wood Edwards (class of ’72), a retired farmer of Parkin died May 1, 2000 of heart failure at Cross Ridge Hospital in Wynne.  Mr. Wood was a former Mayor of Parkin, Shriner, and a 32nd Degree Mason.  Services were May 2nd at the Parkin First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and burial at Crittenden Memorial. Joel lives in Germantown, and Ava lives in Tchula, MS. Mr. Wood also leaves two sisters, two brothers and four grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 04, 2001

MARCELLE WOOD of Parkin died Monday at Southerland Place in Germantown. Visitation will be from 6:30- 9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parkin First Baptist Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Wood, 76, homemaker, was a member of Parkin First Baptist Church and the widow of James R. Wood. She leaves one daughter, Ava Wood Edwards of Tchula, Miss.; one son, Joel G. Wood of Germantown, Tenn.; three sisters, Nadine Jaggers of Pontotoc, Miss., Marene Austein of Memphis and Edith Rose of Parkin; one brother, Joe Wilkins of Flippin and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Parkin First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

(Publication unknown) May 2001

MRS. MICHELLE LYNN WOOD, age 32, of Hughes, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Mrs. Wood, an assistant manager at Freds, is survived by her husband, James Wood of Marion; two daughters, Kirby Lynn White and Kelsey Allison Grant, both of Hughes; her father, Mitchell Jarmon of Memphis; her mother, Linda Young of Hughes and a grandparent, K.D. Kirly of Hughes. Visitation for Mrs. Wood will be Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 6 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 08, 2001

MICHELLE LYNN WOOD of Hughes died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. 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. Mrs. Wood, 32, an assistant manager for Freds, leaves her husband, James Wood of Marion; two daughters, Kirby Lynn White and Kelsey Allison Grant both of Hughes; her mother and father, Linda Young of Hughes and Mitchell Jarmon of Memphis and her grandfather, K.D. Kirby of Hughes.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR, August 13, 2004

TOMMY DALE WOOD, 56, of Marianna died Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Jonesboro. Born at Wynne, he worked as an insurance salesman and was a member of First Baptist Church of Marianna. Survivors include his wife, Jeanine Wood of Marianna; two sons, Aaron W. Wood of Jonesboro and Chad A. Wood of Hernando, Miss.; his parents, Wayne and Doris Wood of Jonesboro; a sister, Sharon Gregory of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Chris Wood of Jonesboro; and three grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Marianna, with the Rev. Steve Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion. Memorials may be made to the Gary Clover Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Marianna.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 28, 2002

DAVID E. WOODS of West Memphis died Friday near Shearerville. Services were at 1 p.m. today at Holy Cross Episcopal Church with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral had charge of services. Mr. Woods, 54, was owner and operator of Woods Construction Co., a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the Design and Review Board of West Memphis and past director of the West Memphis Boys Club. He leaves his wife, Dale Woods; a daughter, Dawne Elizabeth Woods of West Memphis; a son, Denton Edward Woods of West Memphis and two brothers, Darris Woods and Dennis Woods, both of Kingsport, Tenn. The family requests that memorials be sent to Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

 

Cross County Veterans Memorial Committee

JOHN D. WOOTEN was born 5 August 1918 at Parkin, Arkansas.  He worked as a farm hand after he completed school. He entered the Army 13 June 1941 at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. John qualified for the Combat Infantryman's Badge.  After basic training, he was assigned to Company A, 63rd Infantry and sailed for the Asiatic Pacific Theater 21 July 1943, arriving there 9 July 1943. As a Squad Leader, John participated in the New Guinea and Luzon Campaigns.  During the invasion of Luzon 10 April 1945, he was wounded.  He received the American Theater Ribbon; the American Defense Ribbon; the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon; the Philippines Liberation Medal; the Good Conduct Medal; the Victory Medal and the Purple Heart. John returned to the States 13 November 1945 and was discharged 17 November 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas. John D. Wooten died 25 March .982 and was buried in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery, Marion Arkansas.  The above information was taken from his discharge filed in the Cross County Courthouse and the Cross County Cemetery Records, page 131.  Any information about his family, would be appreciated by the Cross County Veterans Memorial Committee.

John D. Wooten, 37065780 Staff Sergeant

Company A, 63rd Infantry

United States Army, 1941 1945, Purple Heart

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 19, 2002

ANDREW JACKSON WRIGHT of Proctor died Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Wright, 78, was a carpenter. He leaves his wife, Loreen Wright; a daughter, Lillian Mayfield of Jonesboro; four sons, John Andrew Wright and Jack Wayne Wright, both of Arbyrd, Mo., Freddy Gene Wright of Proctor and Edward Earl Wright of Marion, 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Modern News, Harrisburg, AR, January 18, 2007

ARVIL DAVID WRIGHT of Marion departed from this life on January 13, 2007 at the age of 60, at his residence. Mr. Wright worked in the maintenance for Best Western Hotel in Marion, Arkansas. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was the Chaplain for the Faith Truck Stop Ministry. Survivors include his wife, Jettie Wright of the home; his adopted parents, Roscoe and Mary White of Searcy; two daughters, Deborah Kelly of Marion and Darlene Fenster of Oakland, Tennessee; one son, John Wright of Marion; two sisters, Linda Canfield of Searcy and Brenda Moreland of Fort Smith; one brother, Larry White of Conway; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16 at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Interment followed in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to Faith Truck Stop Ministry or Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, October 15, 2001

EDDIE MAE WRIGHT of Marion died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Wright, 80, a homemaker, was a member of Parkin First Baptist Church and the widow of Rebon Wright. She leaves three daughters, Joyce Duby of Alpena, Mich., Glenda Bickerstaff of Memphis and Kathy Wright of Marion; two sons, Jiles Wright of Marion and Larry Wright of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Wells of Marion and Lucille Toney of West Memphis; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 21, 2001

CHARLES HUBERT YARBROUGH of West Memphis died Sunday at his home. Visitation will be from 7-9 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. Yarbrough, 64, was retired from the United States Army and a member of Marion Church of Christ. He was the widower of Jacqueline Yarbrough; he leaves one son, Philippe Yarbrough of West Memphis; two sisters, Mildred Bell of West Memphis and Louise Sanders of Humbolt, Tenn.; two brothers, Joe Yarbrough of West Memphis and Bobby Yarbrough of Springfield, Ohio.

 

Roller Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis AR, March 2007

BENJAMIN CARSON YOUNG, (10/23/1918-03/05/2007), 88, of West Memphis, AR  Passed away Monday, March 5, 2007 at Crittenden Regional Medical Center in West Memphis. Mr. Young, a retired Terminal Lineman for Sun Pipeline, was a member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ and was a U. S. Army Veteran..  He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Featherston) Young of West Memphis, AR; one daughter Vicki Parker of Houston, TX; one son, Keith Young of Memphis, TN; one Grandchild, Kimberly Crowe-Martinez; two Great-Grandsons Ryan Martinez and Logan Benjamin Martinez. Memorials may go to Missouri Street Church of Christ.

 

earlearkansasclassmates@yahoo.com February 2, 2009

Y.M. "YET MING" YOUNG, 92, of Earle, AR, passed away Friday January 30, 2009 in Earle, AR. He was of the Baptist Faith and a World War II
Veteran. He was also the owner and operator of Young's Grocery Store in Earle, AR. His wife, Go So Young preceded him in death. He is survived
by one son, Charlie Young of Earle, AR; three daughters, June Lee of Germantown, TN, Virginia Jue of Hunting Beach, CA and Jennie Chan of
Marion, AR; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Earle Baptist Church 1401 5th St, Earle, AR 72331, Earle
Fire Department 1121 2nd St. Earle, AR 72331 or to the American Red Cross 2025 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20006. Visitation will be Friday
February 6, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, AR. The service will be Saturday February 7, 2009 at 1:00
P.M. in the Earle High School Gym in Earle, AR with interment in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, AR.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 30, 2002

COLE PHELAN YOUNGER of West Memphis died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Younger, 80, a self- employed contractor, was a veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Diane Younger; two daughters, Beverly Hodge of Memphis and Judy Kelly of Tchula, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Crista Swanner of West Memphis; two stepsons, Ernest Cook of West Memphis and Wayne Dunston of Memphis; a sister, Estelle Martin of Goldonna, La., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

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