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Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Lee County - 32

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Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2011, at 3:05 p.m.

Estes Roberts

Bishop Estes Monroe Roberts, 83, died Thursday, November 12, in Winter

Garden, Fl.

Formerly of Marianna, he was a resident of Winter Garden and a Bishop of

the Church of God. He was a dedicated minister who built churches all

over the state.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Roberts of Winter Garden; one

daughter, Phyllis Sparks of Jacksonville; two stepdaughters, Jean West

and Cynthia O'Meara, both of Orlando; one stepson, Steve Frazier also of

Orlando; one brother, Norman Roberts of Medford, OR; six grandchildren

and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at

Roller-Citizens Chapel with Bishop Paul Lawrence officiating. Burial

followed at Marianna Memorial Park.

Arangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Whitman Mitchell

Whitman Mitchell, 79, died Wednesday, November 18, at Crittenden

Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.

He was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in

Harrisburg. He also was a member of the Truman Blue Lodge 694 F&AM.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Swan of West Memphis and Alice

Osment of Harrisbrug; one son, Gary Mitchell of West Memphis; one

sister, Margaret Flora of Mishawaka, IN.; seven grandchildren and eight


Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, at Roller-Citizens

Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis at 11 a.m. Burial followed at

Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens in West Memphis.

Robert Johnson, Sr.

Robert Truman "Bob" Johnson, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 18, at

Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis after an illness.

He was the son of Floyd and Beadie Johnson. He was born July 18, 1918,

in the Oak Forest community of Lee County. He was a lifelong resident of

Lee County, a retired businessman, farmer, and community leader.

He was owner of Johnson's Grocery in downtown Marianna for 50 years,

having joined his father in the grocery business after returning from

World War II. He enjoyed the privilege of working in the family store

with his father, his son, and a daughter, before his retirement in the

early 1980s.

Active in the community, he was past PTA President, past Lion's Club

President, past Commander of Julius Benham Post #5 of the American

Legion, a former Little League coach, and a volunteer high school band

director immediately after the war. He served with the 206th Army Coast

Artillery as a Master Sergeant in the Aleutian Islands from 1940-45 and

fought in the Battle of Dutch Harbor. During those years, he also served

as trombonist, vocalist and arranger with the Army Band.

A small, but gifted, athlete, he quarterbacked his high school football

teams, and also lettered in basketball and track, where he set school

records, some of which stood for decades. He attended Magnolia A&M,

where he was on the boxing team. Later in life, he enjoyed playing golf.

He was known for his quick wit and devotion to family, friends,

community and church. A member of the First United Methodist Church of

Marianna, he sang tenor in the choir for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Floyd Estelle


He is survived by his wife, Shirley Allen Johnson; a son, Robin Johnson,

and daughter-in-law, Pam Johnson, of Marianna; three daughters,

Stephanie Dixon and son-in-law, Bill Dixon, and Camille Bryant, all of

Cabot, and Kim Felker and son-in-law, Mark Felker of Crawfordsville;

nine grandchildren, Lee, Margo and Megan Felker of Crawfordsville, Craig

and Rebecca Johnson of Marianna, Adrienne Bryant of Cabot, Chad Bryant

of Memphis, Paisley Dixon of Fayetteville and Erin Dixon Bush and

grandson-in-law, Brian Bush of Little Rock; two sisters, Lois Duke of

Marianna and Willastein Odom of Maumelle; and a host of nieces, nephews,

cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, at First United

Methodist Church in Marianna with Rev. Judy Clark officiating.

Pallbearers were Steve Lindsey, John Oxner, Jr., Wally Pickens, Bill

Gerrard, David Gerrard and Buriness Soles.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Dozier, Dr. Fred Rutledge, Ed Brown,

George Word, Marlin Williams and members of the American Legion.

Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Marianna.

Milton Eric Tucker

Milton Eric "Sammy" Tucker, 54, died Wednesday, November 18, at the

University Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a resident of Lee County and a heavy equipment operator.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Carrier Tucker of Marianna; four

daughters, Sonya Tucker, Stephanie Tucker, Susie Tucker and Sandy

Tucker, all of Marianna; two brothers, Buck Tucker of Moro and Jimmy

Tucker of Stuttgart and three sisters, Martha Carroll of Palestine, Mary

White of Memphis and Betty Perry of Nashville.

Graveside services were held Friday, November 20, at 3 p.m. at Marianna

Memorial Park with Rev. Al Merchant officiating.

Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Gertha Lee Trice

Gertha Lee Trice, 74, died Sunday, November 22, in Little Rock.

She graduated from Forrest City High School and attended East Arkansas

Community College. She inspired all of her children to go to college

with 11 of 13 children graduating from the University of Arkansas at

Pine Bluff. The legacy continued with four grandchildren graduating from

UAPB also.

She was a long time community activist, 4-H leader, and farmer. In 1975,

she created the Lee County Self Help Project. Early on, this nonprofit

organization provided clothing and food to low income families in the

Mississippi Delta. As the LCSHP matured, it provided seed for growing

vegetables, transportation for rural residents, cattle to start

livestock operations from Winrock International, grant to build a

community building for Garrett Grove, and many other projects to assist

the surrounding communities of Lee County. She received numerous awards

for her 4-H work and other community activities.

She is survived by a sister, Martha Lee Morgan of Little Rock; eight

sons, Ernest Trice of Hot Springs, Garland Trice and Jeff Trice, both of

Pine Bluff, Herbert Trice, Larry Trice and Darrell Trice, all of

Houston, Viol Trice of Lansing, MI and Kalvin Trice of Little Rock; five

daughters, Essie Hewett of Little Rock, Addie Evans, Ethel Green and

Gertha Williams, all of Houston, and Geraldine Trice of Las Vegas; 26

grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Addie Lee Morgan and James

Bailey; one sister, Siretha Harris and one brother, Robert Morgan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 28 at 2 p.m. with Dr.

Ernest Trice officiating at the New Bethel M.B.C. on 268 South Poplar

St. in Marianna.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Marianna

Funeral Home.

Anna Anderson
Anna Jo Anderson, 68, of West Fork, died Monday, May 6, 2002, in Fayetteville.
She was born in Marianna to Larry Nicholas and Jewel White.
She is survived by her husband, Leroy Anderson of West Fork; a son, Harry F. Locke Jr. of Fayetteville; two daughters, Deborah Clark of Eureka Springs and Von Caldwell of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Max Herron of West Memphis; three sisters, Margaret Taylor of Osage, Pansy Billingsley of Palestine and Betty Nicholas of Forrest City; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Wayne Gore officiating.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Zirlee Ramsey
Zirlee Ramsey, 74, of Forrest City, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by three daughters, Virse Lee Watts of Fullerton Calif., Betty Dorsey of Palestine and Hazel Ramsey Scroggins of Little Rock; two brothers, Nathanial Oliphant of Morton Grove, Ill. and James Oliphant of Chicago; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Morgan Chapel in Forrest City with Elder Nathanial Pendleton officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Tchula, Miss.
J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Harris
Helen Lucille Harris, 87, of Cordova, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002.
She was born in Tuckerman and has live in Marianna.
She is survived by two daughters, Josephine Travis of Cordova and Norma Sue Buford of Helena; two sons, James F. Harris of Sherwood and Danny H. Harris of Memphis; a brother Ralph Anderson of Anaheim, Calif.' 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24 at the First Baptist Church in Marianna with Rev. Alan Greer and Rev. Steve Walter officiating. Burial was in Marianna Memorial Park.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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