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CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

OBITUARIES

(Surnames beginning with F through J)

PUBLISHED IN LOCAL AREA NEWSPAPERS

 

COMPILED BY BRENDA HUNTLEY AND DEBBIE YATES

April - June 2003


 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 15, 2002

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 16, 2001

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, January 28, 2002

WALTER W. FARRIS of West Memphis died Sunday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Farris, 84, a retired boiler maker from Memphis Veterans Medical Center and retired Crittenden County deputy sheriff and jailer, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Marion West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5225, and American Legion and a World War II Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris; a daughter, Pauline Brooks of Marshall, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Sherry Rickman of Caraway and Martha Ray of West Memphis; a stepson, Leon Haley of West Memphis; a sister Clara Paipinger of Salem; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

Villager Journal, Cherokee Village, January 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 23, 2003

JENNIE LEE FLOYD, 90, of West Memphis, cafeteria worker for West Memphis School District, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in West Memphis. Mrs. Floyd, the widow of W. T. Floyd, leaves two daughters, Cordelia Lee of Tyronza, Ark., and Janelle Stewart of West Memphis; six sons, Milton Floyd, Ellis Floyd and Delmer Floyd, all of West Memphis, Bobby Floyd of Jonesboro, Ark., Elmer Floyd of Marion and Lavelle Floyd of Conway, Ark.; a sister, Maybell Haynes of Dumas, Miss., 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 7, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 10, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 23, 2002

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 07, 2001

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 15, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 14, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, April 26, 2003

BRENDA JOYCE LEWIS FRANKLIN, 57, of West Memphis, survey nurse for the Department of Human Services, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mrs. Franklin, the wife of Bill Franklin, also leaves a daughter, Julie Ingram of Brighton; a son, Bennie Lewis of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Carmen Wheeler of Southaven and Jenai Franklin of Arlington, Texas; a stepson, Brock Franklin of Southaven; two sisters, Zelma Smith and Thelma Woods, both of Forrest City, Ark.; two brothers, Fred Bowman of Eugene, Ore., and W. D. Bowman of Boise, Idaho, and six grandchildren.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 29, 2003

BRENDA JOYCE LEWIS FRANKLIN of West Memphis died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-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. Franklin, 57, a survey nurse for the Department of Human Services, was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Bill Franklin; a daughter, Julie Ingram of Brighton, Tenn.; a son, Bernie Lewis of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Carmen Wheeler of Southaven and Jenai Franklin of Arlington, Texas; a stepson, Brock Franklin of Southaven; two sisters, Zelma Smith and Thelma Woods, both of Forrest City; two brothers, Fred Bowman of Eugene, Ore., and W.D. Bowman of Boise, Idaho, and six grandchildren.

 

Times Herald, Forest City AR, April 28, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 15, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 03, 2002

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

 

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 29, 2002

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

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, August 29, 2002

RICHARD MATTHEW FRANKS, 25, of Memphis, formerly of Tyronza, died Monday, Aug. 26, in Tyronza. He was a restaurant manager, an Army veteran and a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Marked Tree. Survivors include one daughter, Sydney Maryam Franks of Jonesboro; his parents, Curtis and Debbie Franks of Tyronza; his grandparents, Joe and Betty Bramucci of Earle; one sister, Maggie Franks of Tyronza; and one brother, Andy Franks of Lepanto. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West Memphis, with the Rev. Venatious Preske officiating. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Marked Tree, with a rosary service to begin at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Catholic Church.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 15, 2003

MARY FRENCH FULLWOOD, (Wynne) 93, retired teller and vice president of Earle State Bank, widow of James Edward Fullwood, died Monday at her home.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, January 15, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 04, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 04, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 31, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 05, 2002

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

                    

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

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 25, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 10, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 02, 2002

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

 

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

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 06, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 01, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 25, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 21, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 17, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 15, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 02, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 27, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 05, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 19, 2001

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 13, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 13, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 31, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 19, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 05, 2002

MEL HUDSON HALLUM of Jonesboro, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mr. Hallum, 68, was a retired business owner. He leaves his wife, Elaine Hallum; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Genny Hallum of Marion; two sisters, Betty Williams of Blytheville and Sharon Reynolds of Marianna; a brother, Bill Hallum of Nashville, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Hudson and Sarita Grace. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Razorback Foundation.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, December 6, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 27, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 07, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 03, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 23, 2003

MARY WOOD HARRIS, 90, of Earle, Ark., homemaker, died Sunday at Johnson-Hobson Care Home in Marion. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Earle First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Harris, the widow of James Wilbur Harris, leaves a daughter, Debbie Gordon of Grove, Okla.; four sons, James W. Harris Jr. of West Memphis, Danny Harris of Hanover, Ind., Charles R. Harris of Jonesboro, Ark., and Glenn Harris of Fayetteville, Ark., 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle First United Methodist Church.

 

Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro AR, June 23, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 13, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 21, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 02, 2002

FLORAINE HARRISON of West Memphis died Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Harrison, 75, a homemaker, was a member of Earle Church of God. She leaves her husband, James Harrison; two daughters, Lynda Justus of Memphis and Kathy Bartoush of Marion; two sons, Stan Harrison of Marion and Roy Harrison of Bauxite; a sister, Daphene McFall of Gilmore, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Earle Church of God.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 6, 2003

LOUISE HARRISON, 79, of Odessa, Texas, formerly of Earle, Ark., homemaker, died Thursday at Sienna Care Home in Odessa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Harrison, the wife of Russell Harrison, also leaves three daughters, Shirley H. Gaskill of Odessa, Virginia Louise West of Guthrie, Ky., and Mary Sue 'Marie' Tinker of Kerens, Texas, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 06, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 29, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, April 04, 2002

SARAH E. HAYES a resident at Beverly Health Care and Rehab in West Memphis, formerly of Chatfield, died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home-West Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Hayes, 59, a cashier for Howard's Donuts, was the widow of James Hayes. She leaves three daughters, Dianna Dennison of Hughes, Sherry Dennison of Horn Lake, Miss., and Terry Smith of Sheridan; two sons, Tony Dennison of Marion and Sonny Hayes of Batesville; a sister, Anna Livingston of Indianapolis, Ind.; four brothers, Richard Hartloff and David Hartloff, both of Indianapolis, Ind., Russell Willis of Pensacola, Fla. and Clarence Willis Jr., 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

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

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 04, 2002

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 06, 2001

ARNOLD WAYNE HICKS of West Memphis died early today at his home. He was an employee of the West Memphis Utility Department. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 09, 2001

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 11, 2001

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 6, 2003

DANNY HIGHTSHOE, 79, of West Memphis, retired postal supervisor, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-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. He was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church, Post 5225 Marion and West Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars, West Memphis Masonic Lodge 737 and Eastern Arkansas Scottish Rite, and he was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Hightshoe, the husband of Gene 'Ducky' Hightshoe, also leaves two daughters, Lu Anne Hightshoe Gaither of Memphis and Gay Hightshoe Bumbaugh of West Memphis; a brother, Arthur B. Hightshoe of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Rosewood United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 07, 2003

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 3, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 03, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, June 19, 2002

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, August 21, 2001

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 20, 2001

RALPH WILLIAM HOLLAND of Forrest City, formerly of Earle, died Wednesday. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Mr. Holland, 62, a building contractor, leaves his wife, Patricia D. Holland; three daughters, Debbie Allen of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Rizza of Dundee, Ill., and Karen Mitchusson of Wynne; one son, Jim Holland of Forrest City; one sister, Patricia A. Baty of San Angelo, Texas, and six grandchildren.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, November 25, 2002

MAC D. HOLMES, 55, of West Memphis, retired fire chief for the City of West Memphis and circulation manager for the Evening Times in West Memphis, died Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. Mr. Holmes, the husband of Debbie Holmes, also leaves a daughter, Kim Holmes Mulder of Pittsburgh; a son, Jeff Holmes of West Memphis; four brothers, Bobby G. Holmes of Memphis, Joe Kenneth Holmes of Amherst, Ohio, John T. Holmes of Milton, Fla., and Billy O. Holmes of West Memphis, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church or Missouri Street Church of Christ in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, November 25, 2002

MAC D. HOLMES of West Memphis died Saturday at Methodist Health Care Central in Memphis. Visitation will be from 7-9 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. Mr. Holmes, 55, a retired fire chief for the City of West Memphis, was the circulation manager for the Evening Times and a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Debbie Holmes; a daughter, Kim Holmes Mulder of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, Jeff Holmes of West Memphis; four brothers, Bobby G. Homes of Memphis, Joe Kenneth Holmes of Amherst, Ohio, John T. Holmes of Milton, Fla., and Billy O. Holmes of West Memphis; and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to West Memphis First Baptist Church or Missouri Street Church of Christ.

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, February 7, 2003

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, December 27, 2001

PEARL DOROTHY HOLMES of West Memphis died Tuesday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Holmes, 93, a homemaker, was a member of West Memphis First Baptist Church and the widow of Joe A. Holmes. She leaves five sons, Bobby G. Holmes of Memphis, Joe Kenneth Holmes of Amherst, Ohio, John T. Holmes of Milton, Fla., Billy O. Holmes and Mac D. Holmes, both of West Memphis; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, May 10, 2001

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

 

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, September 4, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 18, 2002

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

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 27, 2001

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 24, 2003

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 15, 2003

CHARLES EDWARD HOOVER, 69, of Senatobia, Miss., formerly of Crawfordsville, Ark., died Friday at his home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. He was a Baptist and an Air Force veteran. Mr. Hoover, the husband of Martha Hoover, also leaves a daughter, Scarlett Renee Hornsby of Jackson, Tenn., and a brother, John Hoover of Waycross, Ga. The family requests that memorials be sent to Mississippi Avenue of Magnolias Project-Keep Mississippi Beautiful in Jackson, Miss.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 15, 2003

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, November 06, 2001

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

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, April 25, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, March 18, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appea, Memphis TN, May 21, 2003

JOHN 'DANNY' DANIEL HUFFMAN, 49, of West Memphis, sales representative for Allied Systems, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. He was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church in Marion and a Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Huffman, the husband of Patricia Castleberry Huffman, also leaves three daughters, Lisa Leech of Pomona, Mo., Laura Parnell of West Memphis and Lacie Tinnon of Marion; his mother and stepfather, Grace and Leland Huffman of Earle, Ark.; four sisters, Mary Riley of Memphis, Linda Fugitt and Debbie Adams, both of West Memphis, and Judy Warner of Heber Springs, Ark., and six grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Bethesda Cancer Center in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, July 05, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, September 17, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 05, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 10, 2003

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 27, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, March 12, 2003

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, June 19, 2003

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 01, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, February 14, 2003

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 15, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 16, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 30, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, August 31, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 05, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, May 15, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, October 24, 2002

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 10, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, December 19, 2002 (FRIDAY)

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, December 18, 2002

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

 

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, January 15, 2003

ALBERTINA ELIZABETH MILLER JOLLY, 96, of Proctor, Ark., retired secretary for Jolly's Carpets, died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. Mrs. Jolly, the widow of John Edward Jolly, leaves two sons, John Edward Jolly Jr. of Memphis and Frederick William Jolly of Proctor, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Avondale Baptist Church.

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, January 16, 2003

ALBERTINA ELIZABETH MILLER JOLLY of Proctor died Monday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Jolly, 98, a retired secretary for Jolly's Carpet, was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. The widow of John Edward Jolly Sr., she leaves two sons, John Edward Jolly Jr. of Memphis and Frederick William Jolly of Proctor; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Avondale Baptist Church in West Memphis.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 11, 2001

CHARLES RAY JORDEN of Earle died Saturday at his home. Visitation will be from 7-9 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. Mr. Jorden, 64, was a retired truck driver. He leaves his wife, Virginia Jorden; three daughters, Debbie Reece of Brazor, Texas, Brenda Rich of Dallas, Texas, and Tammy Horry of Tilliman, S.C.; three sons, Charlie Jorden of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffrey Jorden of Earle and Stan Moore of Memphis; his mother, Jewel Jorden of West Memphis; one sister; six brothers and 16 grandchildren.

 

Evening Times,West Memphis AR, June 12, 2001

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

 

Evening Times, West Memphis AR, July 23, 2002

JEWEL LECY JORDON  of West Memphis died Monday at her home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Mrs. Jordon, 85, was a homemaker. Her faith was non-denominational. The widow of Harmon R. Jordon, she leaves a daughter, Gearldine Pullin of James Mill; four sons, Royal W. Jordon and Rodger Jordon, both of Memphis, Donnie W. Jordon of Marion and Tommy L. Jordon, of West Memphis; her mother, Willie A. Davidson of Horn Lake, Miss.; two sisters, Ruby Norwood of Horn Lake, and Helen Cook of McClure, Ill., 21 grandchildren and 114 great and great-great-grandchildren.

 


 

 

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