Amy Marie Stubbs
Mrs. Amy Marie Stubbs, age 46, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her mother, Pearl B. Brown of Forrest City; three sisters, Tanya Oxley and Teresa Roup, both of Memphis and Cindy Imhoff of Jacksonville, Fla.
Private services were under the direction of Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis.
Frances Louise Meeks
Mrs. Frances Louise Meeks, age 80, of Memphis, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Colt, the daughter of James and Nona Clayton Taylor. She was a housewife and a Protestant.
In 1939, Mrs. Meeks married James Sidney Meeks, and he preceded her in death in 1985. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Taylor, and a sister, Dolly Collins.
Survivors include four sons, George Meeks of Palestine, Lewis Meeks of Caldwell, Terry Meeks of Kansas and Kenny Meeks of Searcy; two daughters, Ann Parsley and Patty Fryer, both of Memphis; two brothers, Wimpy Taylor of Caldwell and Billy Joe Taylor of Reidsville, N.C.; one sister, Virginia Haynes of Palestine; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Meeks were held at 10 a.m. today, April 15, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City with Bro. Terry Meeks officiating. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Joy Brawner Neisler
Joy Brawner Neisler, age 83, of Colt, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born April 29, 1918, in Palestine. Mrs. Neisler lived most of her life in St. Francis and Cross counties. She retired from the Cross County Hospital in 1990 after 24 years of service. She was a member of the Cross County Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Fitzgerald Baptist Church in Wynne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Neisler in 1983; her father, Luther Odis Brawner; her mother, Edna Zula Pearson Brawner and two brothers, Odis Brawner and Luther Brawner Jr.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry Bob Neisler of Elgin Ill., Walter Ray Neisler and Carroll Glenn Neisler, both of Wynne and Donald Edwin Neisler of Colt; one daughter, Joyce Annette Jetton of Wynne; three brothers, Grady Brawner and George Brawner, both of Colt and J.L. Brawner of Wynne; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday April 18, 2002, at the Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Rev. Ellis Jones officiating. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Fitzgerald Baptist Church in Wynne.
Lytha Juanita Wilburn
Mrs. Lytha Juanita Wilburn, age 66, of Forrest City, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Wilburn, born Dec. 30, 1935 in Foreman, was a retired teacher's assistant at Central Elementary School in Forrest City and a member of Salem M.B. Church in Forrest City.
Mrs. Wilburn is survived by her husband, Roosevelt Wilburn, of the home; her mother, Cora Hooks, of Forrest City; two sons, Jackie Hooks, of Tulsa, Okla., and Barry Wilburn of Forrest City; a daughter, Beverly Wilburn, of Euless, Texas; seven sisters, Virda Polite and Ida Favors, both of Tulsa, Okla., Corarine Malone of Long Beach, Calif., Mammie Jones of Bristow, Okla., Kathrine Siggers of St. Louis, Mo., Betty Isabel and Alberta Stewart, both of Forrest City; five brothers, Mose Hooks of North Little Rock, Walter Hooks of Texarkana, Texas, Charles Hooks of Rancho Cuecamunga, Calif., Bill Hooks of Blue Springs, Mo., and Gene Hooks of Bristow, Okla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation services for Mrs. Wilburn will be held, Wednesay, April 17, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Wilburn will be held, Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie Mosby officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Timmie T. Cross
Timmie T. Cross, age 16, of Forrest City, formerly of Hughes, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Earle.
He is survived by his aunt and guardian, Teresa Bobo of Forrest City.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Anthony Funeral Home Chapel in Anthonyville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Rising Sun M.B. Church in Hughes with burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Widener under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home.
Floyd Wilson Laird
Mr. Floyd Wilson Laird, age 83, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
He was born June 29, 1918, in Black Rock, the son of Homer Edward and Mittie Delphia Smith Laird. He was a retired lineman for Woodruff Electric, and he attended the First Assembly of God Church in Forrest City. He was also a decorated World War II veteran.
In 1949, Mr. Laird married Teewahnee Grayhorse. She survives him along with two sons, Eddie Laird and Kevin Laird, both of Forrest City; three daughters, Floyetta Hambrick of Forrest City, Melissa Callahan of Colt and Renee Shelton of Tennessee; one sister, Lala Parrish of Walnut Ridge; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services for Mr. Laird will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J. W. Hyrons of Wynne officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Irene Hughes Price
Mrs. Irene Hughes Price, age 91, of West Memphis, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mrs. Price was born Dec. 29, 1910, in Caldwell, the daughter of Charlie E. Hughes and Mattie Akin Hughes. She lived in Widener most of her life before moving to West Memphis, and was a housewife. She was a member of the Caldwell Baptist Church and attended the Widener United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and pianist for over 40 years.
Mrs. Price married Edgar Price in 1930, and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Survivors include one son, Charles S. Price of West Memphis; one grandson and a host of other friends and relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, April 18, 2002, at Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Caldwell Baptist Church, the Widener Baptist Church or the Widener United Methodist Church.
Larry Allen Webb
Mr. Larry Allen Webb, age 58, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Webb was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Parkin, the son of John Wesley Webb and Birdie Mask Turner. He lived in Mississippi most of his life and was in construction.
Survivors include one son, Larry Myroth of Ohio; four brothers, Kenny Webb of Illinois, Bobby Webb of Texas, John Webb and Luther Webb, both of Pontotoc, Miss.; and three sisters, Lois Fleming, Joyce Swords and Sonya Ferguson, all of Pontotoc, Miss.
Visitation will be held tonight, April 18, 2002, at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Webb will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jessie Woodruff, age 88, of Moro, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Forrest City.
She was born March 8, 1914, the daughter of Robert Wilson and Rosa Kilgore. She was a member of the Wall Chapel Baptist Church and a retail grocer.
Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Ballard and Sue Pullman, both of Marianna, and Carolyn Rowton of Forrest City; one son, Jim Woodruff of Little Rock; four brothers, Leo Wilson and Robert Wilson, both of Fairfield Bay, Lloyd Wilson of Cabot and James Wilson of Beebe; two sisters, Fluella Key of Moro and Louise Goacher of West Memphis; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Woodruff and a son, Bobby Woodruff.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Wall Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna.