Mr. John Winston, age 77, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Winston, born Sept. 1, 1924, in Parkin, is survived by his wife, Roberta Johnson Winston of Forrest City; two step-daughters, Katherine Johnson and Iola Johnson, both of Forrest City; two step-sons, Waverly Barnes and Clarence Williams, both of Forrest City.
Visitation services for Mr. Winston will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Winston will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Albert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Dois G. "Bud" Hutcherson
Mr. Dois G. "Bud" Hutcherson, age 80, formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
Mr. Hutcherson was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Marmaduke, the son of Earl Hutcherson and Mary Pannell Hutcherson. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a mine and gravel operator, a veteran of World War II and Korean War and was a Baptist.
Mr. Hutcherson married Rita Chapman in 1958, and she preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by four sons, Don Hutcherson of Paragould, James Hutcherson of San Antonio, Texas, Gaylan Hutcherson of and Jimmy Cleaver both of Forrest City; one daughter, Mary Gay Hutcherson of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Wanda Dickinson of Marmaduke; one brother, Ricky Hutcherson of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Francine Teeters, 42, of Kuttawa, Ky., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at her home in Kuttawa.
Mrs. Teeters was born Sept. 18, 1959, in Crittenden County, the daughter of Patrick Taylor Wilkinson and Bonnie Lou Wallace Wilkinson. She was an Environmental Program Supervisor for the Pennyrile District Health Department serving Lyon, Caldwell, Crittenden, Trigg and Livingston counties in Kentucky and was a Baptist.
Mrs. Teeters is survived by her daughter, Jasmine Tifarah Teeters of Kuttawa, Ky.; a son, J.J. Teeters of Kuttawa, Ky.; her mother; four brothers, Allen Wilkinson and Raymond Wilkinson both of Forrest City, Eddie Wilkinson of Paducah, Ky. and Thomas Wilkinson; two foster sisters, Bea Iba Cruz of Lexington, Ky. and Alice Medina of Glencoe, Minn. She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation for Mrs. Teeters will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville, Ky. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Hagan officiating. Burial will follow in Chestnut Oak Cemetery in Lyon County under the direction of Lakeland Funeral Home of Eddyville, Ky.
Annie Dill Clark
Mrs. Annie Dill Clark, age 98, of Colt, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Clark, born Jan. 6, 1904, was a housewife and a member of Colt Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos W. Clark and is survived by three sons, James Ray Clark of Corona, Calif., Dewitt G. Clark of Pikeville, Tenn. and Tom D. Clark Sr. of Jonesboro; three daughters, Gloria Jean Dhority of Hernando, Miss., Rebecca P. Vaccaro of Forrest City and Dotsie A. Clifton of Martin, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, a sister, two brothers, two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation services for Mrs. Clark will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Clark will be held directly following the visitation service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
John E. Gist
Mr. John E. Gist, age 67, of Marianna, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis.
Mr. Gist was a crane operator and is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Gist; one son, LeShun Gist of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Shelia Gist and Denise Gist both of Chicago, Ill., and JoNette Gist of Calif.; his mother, Dolly Kelly and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Gist will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at J.E. Kennedy Chapel from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at Pilgram M. B. Church at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Sequell Cemetery, under the direction of J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.
LeRoy James Handcock
Mr. LeRoy James Handcock, age 73, of Palestine, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Handcock, born Sept. 5, 1928, in Fargo, was the son of John Handcock and Felma Norrington Handcock. He was a veteran and a retiree of MacDonnell Douglas/Boeing Aircraft Co. Mr. Handcock was a former Negro League baseball player with several teams including the Memphis Red Sox and New Orleans Eagles. He was also a tenor in the Rainbow Quartet.
Mr. Handcock is survived by three daughters, Alberta Handcock of Pontiac, Mich., Sharon Butler of St. Louis, Mo., and Elnora Guy of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, Clyde Gray of Colt and Leonard Hall of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Helen Witherspoon of St. Louis, Mo., Essie Avant of Forrest City, Samella Robinson of Flint, Mich., and Ruthie McFadden of Mt. Morris, Mich.; four brothers, Eugene Handcock of Anoka, Minn., Eddie Handcock of Pueblo, Colo., and John Handcock and Clarence Handcock, both of St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation services for Mr. Handcock will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Handcock will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Elcannon Baptist Church with Rev. Albert McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Marguerite B. McCarty
Ms. Marguerite B. McCarty, age 88, of Forrest City, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home in Heber Springs.
Ms. McCarty was born Nov. 2. 1913, in Jacksonville, Fla., the daughter of Harry McCarty and C. Victoria Butler McCarty. She made her home in Forrest City for most of her life, was a 1931 graduate of Forrest City High School, an accomplished pianist, a member of the First United Methodist Church and worked for the Farmers Home Administration for 30 years.
Ms. McCarty is survived by one Godchild, Marguerite Chapman of Heber Springs, and two cousins, Darthy Tyrity of Hot Springs and Willa Savelle of Columbus, Miss.
Services for Ms. McCarty were held graveside on Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Forrest Park Cemetery under the dierction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Odine McNeal, age 75, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. McNeal, born April 5, 1927, in Forrest City, was the daughter Jessie Lewis and Annie Posey Lewis. She is survived by three sisters, Sarah Sneed of Auburndale, Fla., and Bernice Rogers and Irene Byndom, both of Forrest City; six brothers, James Lewis of Detroit, Mich., Williams Lewis of Zion, Ill., Marcus Lewis, Abraham Lewis, Sammy Lewis and McArthur Lewis, all of Forrest City; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. McNeal will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mrs. McNeal will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Pastor Theo Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery. Woodhouse Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lonzo Thompson, age 49, of Chicago, Ill. , and formerly of Colt, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002.
Mr. Thompson is survived by one sister, Ruthie Mae Thompson of Jonesboro; and five brothers, Henry Lee Thompson of Wynne, Chester Thompson of Collierville, Tenn., Willie C. Thompson, Howard Thompson, and Harold Thompson all of Sweet Home.
Services for Mr. Thompson will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at 1 p.m at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Caldwell with burial to follow in Clark Cemetery in Caldwell. Johnson Funeral Home in Wynne is in charge of all arrangements.
William Carl Wheeler
Mr. William Carl Wheeler, age 61, of Wheatley, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Wheeler was born Dec. 9, 1940 in Moro, the son of Virgil Albert Wheeler and Maurine Vondron Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a 1958 graduate of Marianna High School, a member of the Brinkley Lodge #295, the Albert Pike and William Nash Temples of 32* Mason, the Sahara Shrine Temple of Pine Bluff, district manager for Riceland Foods were he worked for 42 years and a Baptist.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Lucy Derrick Wheeler; one son, Adam Cain Wheeler of Marion; two daughters, Donna Kay Hunt of Marion and Pat Cary of Wheatley; two brothers, Bennie Lewis Wheeler and Gary Don Wheeler both of Moro; one sister, Kathy Darlene Skarda of Carlisle; and four grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Wheeler will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in Brinkley from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Brinkley with Rev. Cain Wheeler officiating with Rev. Jim McDaniel assisting. Burial will follow in Johnston Cemetery in Wheatley. The family requests that memorials be made to the Brinkley First Baptist Church or Heartline Christian Fellowship.
Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley is in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Louise Clay
Mrs. Mary Louise Clay, age 73, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 and Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Mrs. Clay was born March 25, 1929, in Aubrey and was a retired LPN. Mrs. Clay is survived by her mother, Annie Bell Washington of Searcy; three sons, Elbert Clay of Chicago, Ill., Louis Clay of El Dorado, Rev. Hugh Clay of Little Rock; three daughters, Freida Williams and Gwendolyn C. Williams both of Forrest City, Minister E. Elise West of Little Rock; four brothers, James Washington, Porter Washington, and Douglas Washington all of Searcy, Timothy Washington of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Katherine Brunson of Searcy, Dorothy King of Toledo, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Clay will be held Monday, Aug. 12, 2002 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lane Chapel CME Church. Funeral services will be held at Lane Chapel CME Church following visitation with Rev. Ronald A. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery, under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Sarah Lena Hill
Mrs. Sarah Lena Hill, age 96, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hill, born Feb. 27, 1906, was the daughter of James Thomas and Nancy Hamilton Baber. She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul Church in Ozan.
In 1923 she married William Truman Hill and he preceded her in death in 1973, along with a son, Robert Hill, in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Truman Hill of Bryant and Ernest Ted Hill of Forrest City; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Hill will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Herndon Funeral Home in Hope. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Hill will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Cemetery in Ozan under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home in Hope.