Juanita Alma Ervin
Mrs. Juanita Alma Ervin, age 76, of Forrest City, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2002.
Mrs. Ervin was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Morgan of Collierville, Tenn. and Caanan, Miss. She was a longtime resident and businesswoman in Rossville, Tenn., where she owned and operated Ervin's Restaurant and Wolf River Feed and Supply.
Mrs. Ervin married Preston Ervin in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1987. She is survived by a son, Kinney Ervin of Widener; a step-daughter, Margaret Winters of Liberty, Utah, and three grandchildren.
A private service will be held for Mrs. Ervin at a later date. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Center in Memphis.
Deloris People Jacks
Mrs. Deloris People Jacks, age 78, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Jacks, born Sept. 2, 1924, in Forrest City was the daughter of Alpheus People and Octie Perkins People. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. Jacks Sr. and was a volunteer for the St. Francis County Food Pantry and a member of Boyd Chapter 106 Eastern Star. Mrs. Jacks was also a retiree of the Forrest City School District and worked as a cafeteria worker and a member of the Nelson Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Jacks is survived by six daughters, Rosetta Owens of Madison, Ill., Bernice Wilson and Emma Thomas, both of Pine Bluff, Deloris Inmon of Vicksburg, Miss., Carolyn Dulaney of Forrest City and Octie Ashley of Little Rock; six sons, Leo Jacks and Alpheus Jacks, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Theo Jacks of Pine Bluff, Nathaniel Jacks of Chicago, Ill., Herbert Jacks of Suisun, Calif., and Arthur Jacks of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Vera Bailey of Forrest City and Eloris Lyon of Thompson, Ohio; 32 grandchildren; 17 grandchildren and several other relatives and friends.
Visitation services will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, from 12 to 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mrs. Jacks will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cross Street with Rev. S. W. Baker Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.
Josephine Catherine Oskowis
Mrs. Josephine Catherine Oskowis, age 84, of Tijeras, N.M., and formerly of Forrest City, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in her home.
Mrs. Oskowis was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Philadelphia, Penn. She was a housewife and a member of the Ladies Altar Society. She was also a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Mrs. Oskowis married John E. Oskowis in 1939 and he survives her along with two sons, John Oskowis of Tijeras, N.M., and James Oskowis of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Judith Shirley of Forrest City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lucas and Stephen Oskowis.
Visitation for Mrs. Oskowis will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery.
Andrew Lee Rogers Sr.
Mr. Andrew "Hubba Bubba" Lee Rogers Sr., age 54, of Colt, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Teressa Rogers of Colt; a son, Andrew Lee Rogers Jr. of Colt; three daughters, Lawanda Grant of Little Rock, LaTonya Rogers of Dallas, Texas and Rita Rogers of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Bertha Rogers of Colt; four brothers, Leonard Rogers and Rodney Rogers, both of Colt, Ray Rogers of Forrest City and James Rogers of Moorehead City, North Carolina; five sisters, Wilma Stewart of Colt; Lillie Jefferson and Neomi Sledge of St. Louis, Mo., Augestine Thompson and Gloria Black of Moorehead City, N.C., and four grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Rogers will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home in Wynne. There will also be a visitation service on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Mt. Sini M.B. Church prior to funeral services which begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery.
Mother Ethel Taylor-Mooney
Mother Ethel Taylor-Mooney, age 87, of Forrest City, AR died Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Forrest City, AR.
She married Leroy Taylor on November 5, 1933. After 59 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on May 29, 1993. On July 1, 1999, she married William Mooney, Sr., who survives her.
She is survived by five daughters, Florida Matthew, Geneva Murphy, and Doris Weaver, all of Forrest City, AR; Deloris Britton of Little Rock, AR; and Linda Taylor of Jonesboro, AR; four sons, Walter Taylor of Wimauma, FL, Allen Jerry Taylor, of Bradton, FL; Leon Taylor of Corsicana, TX, and Penroy Patton of Chicago, IL; one brother, Johnny Miller, Jr., of West Memphis, AR; 86 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren and 16 step-children. She was preceded in death by five children.
Mother Ethel Taylor-Mooney was a member of Willis Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Madison, AR for more than 60 years, where she served as Church Mother, District Evangelist, Chair Lady, Prayer Warrior and Church Missionary. She worked for Crestpark Nursing Home, as a nurse's aid for 28 years; worked as a private duty nurse for 22 years; and worked in housekeeping for 20 years.
A family and public visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Willis Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Madison, AR. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 5, 11 a.m. to Noon at Willis Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Madison, AR. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m., with burial at Paradise Gardens in Edmondson, AR, with Supt. J.D. Alexander officiating. J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home of Marianna, AR is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Lue Keysacker
Mrs. Martha Lue Keysacker, age 93, of Colt, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Keysacker was born March 12, 1909, in Golden, Miss., the daughter of James Marion Holley and Betty Lucinda Forman Holley. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
Mrs. Keysacker is survived by two sons, Morris Hulan Keysacker of Mayflower, William Leonard Keysacker of Colt; four daughters, Birtie Mae Watlington of Colt, Mary Lou Crane of Little Rock, Martha Jeanne Busby and Barbara Ann Starkey both of Forrest City; 34 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was precded in death by her husband, Hulan Keysacker; two sons, James Keysacker and Albert Keysacker; a grandchild, Juanita Watlington; and five sisters, Mary Halfacre, Francis Hudson, Offie Hudson, Lillie Bell MaGarity and Nacy Hart.
Visitation for Mrs. Keysacker will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, From 6 to 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Burial will follow in Akins Cemetery in Vanndale, with Rev. John Latham and Rev. Allen Cowan officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Pine Tree Baptist Church.
J.B. "Mack" McKinney
Mr. J.B. "Mack" McKinney, age 81, of Wynne and formerly of Colt, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at the Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Mr. McKinney was born July 2, 1921, in Cotton Plant, the son of John Benton McKinney and Uni Tippet McKinney. He was a truck driver with Gordon Transport Company for 40 years, a clutch salesman. Also, he was a member of the Shriners, a master of the Masonic Lodge in Wynne and a veteran of United States Marines and Army, and a veteran of World War II.
Mr. McKinney married Mary Jo Young in 1951, and she survives him along with two sons, Danny McKinney of Wynne, Terry McKinney of Garner, N.C.; five daughters, Mickey Watson of Forrest City, Jeannie Chadwick of Bentonville, Mary Wicker of Greenville, Ga., Phyllis Norman of Coldwater, Miss., Reba Claunch of Chattanooga, Tenn; one sister, Jean Malcolm of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. McKinney was held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne, with Bro. Wilbur Howton officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Masonic Lodge in Wynne.
Alafa Maxine Miller
Mrs. Alafa Maxine Miller, age 83, formerly of Beedeville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Crestpark in Forrest City.
Mrs. Miller was born Aug. 10, 1919, the daughter of Sidney and Mary Louise Kettle Proctor. She was a nutritionist and a member of the Church of Christ in Beedeville.
Mrs. Miller is survived by one son, Milburn Miller of Haynes; one daughter, Edna Faye Wiggins of California; one brother, Jean Wallace Proctor of Delaware; six sisters, Hennetta Pinkney, Dorothy Roy and Edwene Packard all of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Lou Murphy of Little Rock, Barbara Ann McCall of California, Sidney Sue Norveil of Hickory Ridge, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Miller in 1966 and a son, Bud Miller in 2002.
Visitation for Mrs. Miller was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Beedeville Church of Christ with Jim Hamblin officiating. Burial followed at Eight Mile Cemetery in Beedeville.
Mr. Theodore Baldwin, age 83, of Missouri, died Thursday, Oct. 31.
Mr. Baldwin, born Jan. 13, 1918, in Forrest City, was the son John Henry Baldwin and Bessie Beans-Baldwin. He was a member of Upon the Rock Church in O'Fallon, Mo. and was a Christian by faith. He was a retiree from Swift Packing Company where he worked as a food processor and was also the owner of several businesses, including a restaurant and ice-cream parlor.
In 1936, Mr. Baldwin married Senella Patton, who preceded him in death. He is survived by six daughters, Bessie Hester, Elder Ella Baldwin, Gloria Dunlap, Catherine Spraggins, Cynthia Petty and Vanessa Baldwin; five sons, Jimmy Draggs, Larry Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Leon Baldwin and Gregory Baldwin; 39 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by seven children, Theodore Baldwin Jr., Calvin Baldwin, Kevin Baldwin, Raymond Baldwin, Henry Baldwin, Berlin Baldwin and Melvin Baldwin.
Funeral services for Mr. Baldwin were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Radiant Life in Christ Apostolic Church in St. Louis, Mo., with Pastor Illona Dickson officiating.
Mr. Floyd Goodwin, age 78, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Goodwin was born Sept. 4, 1924, in St. Francis County, the son of Albert Goodwin and Clara Well Goodwin. He is survived by one son Wayne Clark of St. Louis, Mo., and one brother, Leo Goodwin Sr. of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mr. Goodwin will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at 12 p.m. at United Christian M. B. Church with Rev. Theo Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.