Scott Lee Byrd
Scott Lee Byrd, age 38, of Arlington, Texas, died Sunday, July 21, 2002.
Mr. Byrd was born May 4, 1964, to Lester and June Byrd, he was a professional pilot and an active member of the Quiet Birdmen, a fraternal organization of professional aviators.
Along with his parents of Arlington, Texas, survivors include his wife, Gina; one brother, Jeff Byrd and wife, Ellie; two nieces, Rachel and Natalie Byrd; and one nephew, Aaron Byrd.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday evening, July 25, 2002, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Morgan Chapel in Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mr. Byrd will be Friday morning, July 26, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem Methodist Church near Palestine with Bro. Kavin Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at the Salem Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Nathaniel Flowers Green Jr.
Mr. Nathaniel Flowers Green Jr., age 52, a native of Forrest City and resident of Dallas, Texas, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Green was employed by Texaco Oil Co. in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Rita Green; one son, Ronnie Dixon Jr. of the home; his parents, Nathaniel and Irma Green of Widener; two brothers, Donald Green of Memphis and Glenn Green of Widener; seven sisters, Lavern McClendon and Virginia Mitchell both of Forrest City, Annie Booker of Colleen, Texas, Myra McKenzie of Memphis, Darlene Green of Little Rock, Doretha Blue of Dayton, Ohio, and Carolyn Mills of Syracuse, N.Y.
Visitation for Mr. Green will be held Friday, July 26, 2002 at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating with burial following in Casteel Cemetery. Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home of Dallas, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Bernard Williams Sr.
Mr. Kenneth Bernard Williams Sr., age 31, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Williams, born Aug. 1, 1970, in Forrest City, was the son of Renola Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy McShan Williams; a son, Kenneth B. Williams Jr., of Danville, Ill.; a sister, Linda Rollins, of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, Lloyd Walls of Jonesboro, Claude Gaines of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Leo Williams of Forrest City and Bobby Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.
Visitation for Mr. Williams will be held Friday, July 26, 2002 in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services will be Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 1 p.m. at The Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John H. Strong officiating. Burial will follow in the Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Roosevelt Woodhouse, age 78, of St. Louis, MO died Friday, July 12, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Woodhouse, born June 24, 1924 in Earle, AR was the son of Johnny Augusta Woodhouse and Lizzie Newton Woodhouse. Mr. Woodhouse was a member of Deborah Missionary Baptist Church, a Deacon and retired from Alton and Southern Railroad Co.
Mr. Woodhouse was married to Arlena Martin Woodhouse for 58 years, and she survives him, along with one sister, Mary W. Dikes of Chicago, IL; four brothers, James (Pearline) Woodhouse, Sr. of Forrest City, AR, Johnny A. Woodhouse, Jr. of East St. Louis, IL, Clarence (Betty) Woodhouse of Homewood, IL, and Matthew Woodhouse of Detroit, MI; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; two God daughters, Meagon Bradley and Liz McClendon, both of St. Louis, MO; one God son, Frank Williams of St. Louis, MO; along with other friends and the entire Deborah Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Ted Foster & Sons White House Chapel North, St. Louis, MO under the direction of Ted Foster and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. T. Pierson officiated.
Mr. James F. Jones
Mr. James F. Jones, age 74, of Widener, died Friday, July 26, 2002.
Mr. Jones, born Dec. 24, 1927, in St. Francis County, the son of James Jones and Emmer Valis Jones Williams. He made his home in the Forrest City all of his life. He was a farmer and a member of Widener Baptist Church.
In 1969 Mr. Jones married Violet Stafford Jones and she preceded him in death in 1977. He is survived by three sisters, Edna Lang of Forrest City, Louise Oxford of Little Rock and Bobbie Boren of Widener; a brother, Ardie Williams of Widener and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation services for Mr. Jones will be held Saturday, July 27, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Myers officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sammy Lee Mucherson
Mr. Sammy Lee Mucherson, age 42, of Widener died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Mucherson, a mechanic, is survived by his mother, Annie Pearl Mucherson of Widner; two sons, Sammy Mucherson, Jr. and Antonio Mucherson, both of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Roy Mucherson of Forrest City and William Mucherson of Earl.
Visitation for Mr. Mucherson will be held Friday, July 26, 2002 at the Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Widner Community Church. Burial will follow at the New Home Cemetery under the direction of Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home.
Tillman Leon "Buddy" Kindrex
Mr. Tillman Leon "Buddy" Kindrex, age 61, of Wynne, died Friday, July 26, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Kindrex was born Dec. 17, 1940 in Colt the son of Linsey Penn Kindrex and Mildred Watson Kindrex. Mr. Kindrex was a retired farmer and mechanic.
Mr. Kindrex preceded in death by his father, Linsey Penn Kindrex; two sons, Lesley "Sammy" Kindrex and Kenneth Kindrex. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Watson Kindrex of Waco, Texas; two sons Jimmy Kindrex of Willis, Texas and Jeffery Kindrex of Goshen, Ind.; three daughters, Diane Forrester of Wynne, Carla Kindrex of Houston, Texas and Tina Kindrex of Charlottesville, Va.; six sisters, Barbara Davis of Waco, Texas, Clara Hood of Little Rock, Lorene Mason of Alabama, Jonie Kindrex of Illinois, Linda Kindrex of Texas and Janie Jones of Spring, Texas; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Kindrex were held Sunday, July 28. 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral home in Wynne. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2002 at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Colvin officiating. Burial will follow in the Loughridge Cemetery near Colt under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Essie Lockett Lott
Mrs. Essie Lockett Lott, age 58, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Lott, born Sept. 23, 1943, in Forrest City, was the daughter of Jack Anderson Sr. and Rosie Metcalf Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Paul Lott of Forrest City; seven daughters, Ruthie Tate, Barbara Rolfe, Paulette Lockett, Carolyn Lockett, Jeanette Lockett, Lucille Lockett, all of Forrest City, and Sharon Lockett of Kansas City, Mo.; six sons, Jimmy Lockett, Willie Lockett, John Lockett, Tonio Lockett, Donald Anderson, Ocie Lockett, all of Forrest City; five sisters, Earline Anderson, Alice Avil, Ruby Jones, Deborah Williams and Brenda Ivory, all of Forrest City; six brothers, Jack Anderson Jr., James Anderson, J.W. Anderson, Richard Anderson and Roy Ivory, all of Forrest City and Earnest Ivory of Stockman, Calif.; 61 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Lott will be held Friday, July 5, 2002, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mrs. Lott will be held Saturday, July 6, 2002, at 1 p.m. at New Light M.B. Church with Rev. Floyd Billups officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Ms. Marguerite 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 H.E. McCarty and Clara V. Butler McCarty. She made her home in Forrest City most of her life, was a member of the First United Methodist Church and worked for the Farmers Home Administration.
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 were held graveside, Sunday, July 28, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Larry Kelso officiating. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jean Pippin
Mrs. Betty Jean Pippin, age 72, of Southaven, Miss., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at the Beverly Home Health Nursing Home in Southaven.
Mrs. Pippin was born March 13, 1930 in Helena and was the daughter of William Howard Pippin and Flavors Obian Ray Pippin. Mrs. Pippin made her home in the Pine Tree area most of her life, was a Baptist and a housewife.
Mrs. Pippin is survived by a sister, Dorothy Cofer of Southaven, and two brothers, William Howard Pippin of Forrest City and William Bryan Pippin of Southaven.
Visitation for Mrs. Pippin will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Stevens Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Gary Dale Bruner Sr.
Mr. Gary Dale Bruner Sr., of Jonesboro died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was 50.
Mr. Bruner was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Jonesboro. He was a Pentecost. He had lived in Jonesboro all of his life and was employed by S&S Glass.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Bruner of the home; a son, Gary Dale Bruner Jr., of Batesville; a daughter, Melinda Bruner of Jonesboro; his mother, Lucille Bruner of Jonesboro; one brother, Rick Bruner of Jonesboro; one sister, Debbie White of Jonesboro, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Bruner.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 tonight at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with Bro. Ernest Cornish officiating. Burial will be in the Old Enterprise Cemetery.