Charles Clifford Holt
Charles Clifford Holt, 75, died Jan. 25, 2004 at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway of natural causes.
Holt was born in Batesville and lived in Trumann most of his life before moving to Greers Ferry 12 years ago. He was retired from the Singer Company in Trumann and a member of the Freer Baptist church.
Holt was survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Holt of the home; two sons, Leslie Wayne Holt of Greers Ferry and Terry Clifford Holt of Greers Ferry; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Holt was preceded in death by one son, Larry Holt; one grandson, Jarred McClung; and three sisters, Martha Ward, Icie Brooks, and Veneda McMullen.
Holt was the son of the late Charlie and Vergie Terrell Holt.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann with Rev. R.W. Goodman and Rev. Leland Warlow officiating. A graveside service followed at 2:30 p.m. at Cross Roads Cemetery in Greers Ferry.
Bera Veneda Birmingham
Bera Veneda Birmingham, 80, of Trumann died Jan. 17, 2004 at the family residence in Trumann of natural causes.
She was born in Hornersville, Mo., and had lived most of her life in Trumann. She was a housewife and member of the First Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lee Birmingham; one son, Terry Wayne Birmingham; two grandchildren, Clay Wayne Birmingham and Stacy B. Woodruff, and her parents, Gus and Dona Stevens Shands.
She is survived by one son, Jimmy Dale Birmingham of Jonesboro, and two sisters, Betty Whitt of Memphis, Tenn., And Joetta Curry of Flint, Mich.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home. Bural followed at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Luella Hunt Mills
Luella Hunt Mills, 82, of Harrisburg died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church at Harrisburg.
Survivors include two sons, Edmond Mills and Larry Mills, both of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Venesa Burnett, Lillian Capps and Gerald Farley, all of Harrisburg, Millie Walton of Marked Tree, Eddie Mills of Lepanto, Peggy Neal of Muenster, Texas, and Heather Wooten of Jonesboro; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Mills; her parents, John "Newt" and Lula Mae Clifton Hunt; and one brother.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27, at First Baptist Church in Harrisburg, with the Rev. Jerry Kausler officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery near Harrisburg under the direction of Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
Poinsett County Sheriff deputies served as pallbearers.
Lois Ione Hancock Lowery
Lois Ione Hancock Lowery, 82, of Harrisburg died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at her residence.
Born at Herrin, Ill., she lived most of her life in the Harrisburg area. She was a homemaker and member of the former Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and regularly attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Harrisburg.
Survivors include four daughters, Pearl Chambers and Dorotha Wilson, both of Harrisburg, Laretta Nance of Trumann and Gail Parnell of Front Royal, Va.; four sons, Doyal Lowery of Trumann, Jerril Lowery of Paragould and Alvis Lowery and Wayne Lowery, both of Harrisburg; two brothers, Paul Hancock of Kansas City, Kan., and William Lee Hancock Jr. of Florence, Ala.; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. "Nub" Lowery; one daughter, Shirley Marie Lowery; two sons, J.E. Lowery Jr. and Clarence Leroy Lowery; her parents, William Lee Sr. and Jenny Mae Martin Hancock; three sisters; and five brothers.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 8, at Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. Paul Hale and the Rev. Tommy Woodruff officiating. Burial followed in Holly Springs Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Lowery, Eric Lowery, Scott Wilson, Clarence Lowery Jr., Patrick Parnell, Bradley Lowery, Joe Lowery, Freddie Chambers, Jeff Lowery, Bryan Lowery, James Lowery and Gaylon Lowery.
Lorena Ruth Davis
Lorena Ruth Davis, 74, of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at her home.
Born in Alabama, she had spent most of her life in Trumann and was a retired nurse's aide for Dr. Floyd Smith and was a member of the Providence Baptist church.
Survivors include four daughters, Greta Davis and Connie Cole, both of the home, Joan Pruitt of Trumann and Nina Riley of Marion; four sons, Marvin Davis, Jackie Davis and Jimmy H. Davis, all of Trumann and Glenn Davis of Jonesboro; two sisters, Linda Boydston-Whaley of Liberty, Mo., and Carolyn Thorn of Trumann; one brother, E. C. Dunman Jr., of Flint, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Hickman Davis, her parents, E.C. Dunman Sr. and Carrie Alma Webster Dunman; one grandson; and three sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Providence Baptist Church in Trumann with Rev. Bobby Brooks officiating. Burial followed Jonesboro Memorial Park under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Pallbearers were Chad Davis, David Davis, Shane Davis, Kenny Pruitt, Ricky Pruitt and Marty Riley.
Marcus P. Talbot
Marcus P. Talbot, 77, of Alexandria, formerly of Memphis, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Alexandria.
Born in Hardy, he grew up in Trumann and was a 1944 graduate of Trumann High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas.
He joined the U.S. Civil Service in the cotton division of the Department of Agriculture, working as a field representative, cotton classing specialist and office manager. He served on the Board of Supervising Cotton Examiners and was a manager of the Memphis Area Cotton Classing Office.
He was a Mason and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Terry Talbot of Alexandria; a brother, John Talbot of Trumann; a sister, Anita Whitlatch of Trumann; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Lackey Talbot; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus P. Talbot Sr.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East in Memphis. Burial followed in Forest Hill East.
Millard Brown, 85, of Harrisburg died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born at Fulton, Miss., he was a member of Willis Chapel Pentecostal Church of Harrisburg and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II. He retired from the Poinsett County Road Department after 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Whitaker Brown of the home; three sons, Larry Brown and LeRoy Brown, both of Jonesboro, and Walter Brown of Trumann; two stepsons, Darrell Armstrong of Harrisburg and Boyd Armstrong of Saltillo, Miss.; one daughter, Bonnie Wallace of Texas; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Ragsdale of Bay, Linda Sims of Paragould and Sheri Snider of Estill Springs, Tenn.; two brothers, Troy Brown and Roy Brown of Tupelo, Miss.; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lorene Brown Davis, his parents and a brother.
Funeral services Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the chapel at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Bogard and Tony Becker officiating. Burial followed in Bolivar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Felix Whitaker, Finis Whitaker, Boyce Whitaker, Wayne Young, Carvin O'Brien and Greg Armstrong.
Pete Armstrong served as an honorary pallbearer.
Glenda J. Murphy
Glenda J. Murphy, 66, of Cloma, Mich., died at her home, after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her family on Dec. 31, 2003.
Funeral services were Jan. 5 at the Davison Chapel of Florin Funeral Services, Cloma.
Burial followed the service at North Shore Memory Gardens, Hagar Shores, Mich.
Memorials may be made to South Haven Area Hospice or Berrien County Cancer Service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronnie and Alice Corgan Leggett; her first husband, Carl Adams, and her second husband, James Murphy.
She is survived by four sons; Lonnie (Margaret) Adams of Asheville, N.C., Stewart Adams of Sawyer, Mich., Jerry (Chasity) Adams, of Cloma; three daughters, Joanne McConnell and Alice (Dave) Wiencoff, both of Cloma, and Dora Adams of Benton Harbor, Mich.; one brother, Wayne Leggett of Trumann; one sister, Elizabeth Leggett of Arlington, Va.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.