Ms. Marjorie Morian, aged 77, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at her home.
She was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Oak Park, Ill., the daughter of Joe Turgeon and Winnefred Coldue Turgeon. She was a housewife and a Catholic.
Ms. Morian is survived by five sons, Allen Morian of Wheatley, Kenny Morian and Jerry Morian, both of Florida, Don Morian of Gillette and Steve Morian of Cabot; a daughter, Donna Lesley of Forrest City; a brother, Bob Turgeon of Illinois and 15 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral Mass for Ms. Morian will be Friday, April 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Thomas Marks officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Mary Lee Martin Courtney
Mrs. Mary Lee Martin Courtney, age 95, of Widener, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Courtney, born Feb. 15, 1907, in Cross County. She was the daughter of Pence Andrew Martin and Sarah Dickerson Martin. She made her home in Widener of the past 36 years. She was a housewife and a member of Forrest City Church of God.
In 1927 Mrs. Courtney married George Courtney and he preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy White and Frances Gasaway both of Widener, Louise Clemons of Marianna ; two sons, Richard Courtney of Lubbock Texas and Carroll Courtney of Scobey, Miss.; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Courtney were held Monday, April 29, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Forrest City Church of God with Rev. Chelch Reagan and Rev. Ken Wall officiating. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Forrest City Church of God.
Mrs. Melba Wallace of Forrest City, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace will be held graveside, Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation services for Mrs. Wallace will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James F. Wall
Mr. James F. Wall, aged 64, of Forrest City, died Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Forrest City.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen G. Wall of Forrest City; two stepdaughters, Rose Campbell of Forrest City and Mary Ayers of Jones, Okla; a stepson, Thomas Campbell of Hughes; a sister, Betty Wall of Memphis; five brothers, Ted Wall of Silverthane, Colo., Johnny Wall of Rockville Md., Thomas Wall of Illinois, Thomas Wall of Noveta, Mich. and Paul Wall of Carptentville, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Monday, May 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Roller Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Funeral services will be held at graveside on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Hughes Cemetery in Forrest City, under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Vera Wright, age 82, of Bruceton, Tenn., died Sunday, April 28, 2002.
She was preceded in death in 1985 by her husband, Rev. Eugene Wright, former pastor of Goodwin Baptist Church and Palestine Baptist Church.
She is survived by five sons, Billy Wright and Jimmy Wright of Camden, Tenn., Sherman Wright of Huntingdon, Tenn., Shelby Wright of Palestine and Jerry Wright of Chickasha, Okla.
Funeral plans are incomplete at this time. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun, Miss. is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Maude Douglas, age 91, of Memphis, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Douglas, born Jan. 23, 1911, in Forrest City, was the daughter of William Wurzburger and Coda Lee Rawlison Wurzburger. Mrs. Douglas, formerly of St. Francis County, had lived in Memphis for the past 20 years and was a housewife and a Baptist.
In 1929, Mrs. Douglas married John Douglas and he preceded her in death in 1972. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Byard of Memphis and Juanita Fountain of Ashville, N.C.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Douglas will be Wednesday, April 3, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Douglas will be held, Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Hopewell Cemetery in Gill under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Bonnie Denman Watkins Grant
Mrs. Bonnie Denman Watkins Grant, age 82, of Stuttgart, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Grant, formerly of Forrest City, was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Stuttgart. Prior to her retirement, she was a homemaker and was employed by Denmans Jewelers. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Troy Watkins Jr. and a son, Charles T. Watkins III.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Grant, of the home, four daughters, Cindy Fulenwider of Little Rock and Pam Watkins, Pat Howey and Sherry Tuminello, all of Stuttgart; a sister, Donna Gillette of Memphis; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Grant will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Grant will be held Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery Chapel with Rev. George Rook officiating. Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Stuttgart.
Mr. Cornelius Graham, aged 76, of Madison, died, Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Mr. Graham is survived by a brother, Julius Graham, of Covert, Mich.
Funeral services were held at J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 27, 2002, with burial following in Madison Cemetery with Pastor Morland Brown officiating. J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Helena Rogers, 54, of Rockford, Ill., died Saturday, April 20, 2002 in Rockford. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by her parents, Mildred and Glispie Peoples; three daughters, Terna Walker, Earnestine Rogers and Tammy Rogers, all of Rockford; a son, Jimmy Rogers; four sisters, Mildred Holliman of Rockford, and Mary Ayers, Mattie Peoples and Willie Johnson, all of Forrest City; a brother, James Bailey; 16 grandchildren and a number of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Widener with burial following in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Melva Wallis, aged 83, of Forrest City, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1918, the daughter of Frank L. Cox Sr. and Laura Ann Burroughs Cox. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was retired from Arkansas Power and Light, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
In 1949, she married William P. "Bill" Wallis, who preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by a brother, Frank L. Cox Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., and a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Wallis will be Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Sarah E. Hayes
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.