Delbert Lee Milton
Mr. Delbert Lee Milton, age 75, of Wynne, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his home in Wynne.
Mr. Milton, born July 7, 1926, in Colt, was the son of Curtis Lee and Sarah Elizabeth Davis Milton. He was a mechanic at the former Murray Chevrolet in Wynne for over 35 years prior to retiring and he was a member of the Assembly of God Faith.
In March of 1945, Mr. Milton married the former Doris Jean Dennis, who survives him along with three sons, Delbert "Bert" Milton of Marked Tree, Marion Milton and Rodney Milton, both of Wynne; two daughters, Linda McClain of Lonoke and Darlene Cummings of Wynne; two sisters, Mary Wilson and Brenda Rushing, both of Wynne; two brothers, Elbert Milton of Forrest City and Curtis "Jr." Milton of Colt; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Milton was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete Milton and Harold Milton and a grandson, Brian McClain.
Funeral services for Mr. Milton will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Bro. Robert Melton officiating. Burial will follow in Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
The family requests all memorials be sent to the Cross County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Maye B. Stockton
Mrs. Maye B. Stockton, age 94, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 17, 2002.
Mrs. Stockton was born April 8, 1908, in Banner and was the daughter of James Burgess and Martha Ann Reed Burgess. She lived in St. Francis County for most of her life, where she worked at Kessinger's Dress Shop and was a member of Lindauer Road Church of Christ.
Mrs. Stockton is survived by one son, Lynn M. Stockton of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Ruth Poe of Harrison and Billie Jean Billingsley of Forrest City; one sister, Herbert "Dollie" Barton of Conway; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Stockton will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery in Palestine under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mandy Humphrey, age 68, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in Memphis.
Mrs. Humphrey, a homemaker, was a member of Salem M.B. Church where she served as a deaconess and a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by her husband, George Humphrey; four daughters, Lou-Bertha Sykes of Wynne, Queen Robinson of Memphis, Lucille Robinson of Detroit, Mich. and Inez Toney of Milwaukee, Wisc.; five sons, Eddie Lee Robinson and Ronnie Lee Robinson, both of Milwaukee, Wisc., Almus Robinson and Jimmy Lee Robinson, both of Detroit, Mich. and Sylvester Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers Charlie Washington and Jessie Washington, both of Forrest City; 28 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Humphrey will be held Friday, June 21, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Funeral services for Mrs. Humphrey will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002, beginning at noon at Salem M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery under the direction of Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis.
Mr. Ted Nelson, 50, of Hillsboro, Texas died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at a Waco hospital.
He was born July 21, 1951 in Forrest City, Arkansas, the son of George Alvin and Lelia Maxine Wilder Nelson. He grew up and graduated from high school in Forrest City. In 1985 he married Belinda McNeely and moved to Hillsboro, Texas in 1986. He enjoyed hunting and was active in football, baseball and boxing. He was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation until August 2000. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: his wife, Belinda of Hillsboro, Texas; a son, Jimmy Lee Nelson of Hillsboro, Texas; a daughter, Torri Burgess of Forrest City; five brothers, George Alvin Nelson of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Ricky Nelson and Mike Nelson, both of Forrest City, Arkansas, Don Nelson of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Billy Joe Nelson of Blytheville, Arkansas; an aunt, Helen Owens of Flint, Michigan; an uncle, W.C. (Dub) Wilder of Davison, Michigan; two grandchildren, Gavin Pettus and Landon Burgess, both of Forrest City, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Edens Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsboro, Texas with Dudley Watson and Rev. Byron Tilton officiating. Interment was at New Woodbury Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Jeanette Pearson, age 42, of West Memphis, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Pearson, the daughter of Marie Shipp and Wilbert Shipp of West Memphis, worked in quality control. She is survived by her parents; four daughters, Keisha Coleman and Lashareal Tobar, both of West Memphis and Shaveal Williams and Whiquitas Tobar, both of Turrell; seven sons, Levi Phillips, of Marion, Jamal Pearson and Dewayne Phillips, both of West Memphis, Dwight Phillips of Elgin, Ill., Keith Phillips of Warren, Willie Tobar Jr. and Dejuan Williams, both of Turrell; two sisters, Ivory Jean Heath of Chicago, Ill. and Mary Ann Phillips of Marion; two brothers, Roy Williams of Marion and Clarence Pearson of Forrest City and seven grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Pearson will be held Friday, June 21, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services for Mrs. Pearson will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002, at noon at Beautiful Zion Church in West Memphis with burial following in Paradise Garden Cemetery. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wadie Miller, age 65, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 17, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Eva Irene Miller of Columbia, Miss.; one son Nolan Miller of Kokomo, Miss.; four daugthers Ida Mae Miller and Gloria Miller both of Columbia, Miss., Michelle Miller of Los Angeles, Calif. and Carolyn Miller Anderson of Kokomo, Miss.; his mother, Edith Franklin; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Miller will be Friday, June 21, 2002 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at J. E. Kennedy Chapel. Services will be held at Perion M. B. Church at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with Rev. Bookes Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Perion cemetery under the direction of J. E. Kennedy Funeral Home.
Mr. Forrest Ellis, age 82, of Pine Tree, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Ellis was born July 12, 1919, in Pine Tree, the son of Whit and Elmer Ellis. He made his home in the Pine Tree area all of his life, and was a member of the Pine Tree Baptist Church.
Mr. Ellis is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Ellis will be Saturday, June 22, 2002 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mattie Marie Hollis
Mrs. Mattie Marie Hollis, age 91, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hollis was born Sept. 13, 1910, in Lee County and was the daughter of John Henry and Minnie Johnson Harbin. She was a member of the Oak Hill Church of God.
Mrs. Hollis is preceded in death by her husband, John Hollis, one brother, Henry Harbin, and two sisters, Lucy Hastings and Mary Jane Harbin. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Hollis will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held graveside at Forrest Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Delores Eulene Gorman
Mrs. Delores Eulene Gorman, age 73, of Ash Flat, died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat.
Mrs. Gorman was born on Oct. 6, 1928 in Madison and was the daughter of George Dewey Neely and Carmon Virginia Reed Neely. She lived in Madison most of her life, was a past employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital and a member of the Madison Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gorman is survived by two daughters, Sandy Holland of Ravenden and Coretta Lassise of Aurora, Colo.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Gorman will be held Sunday, June 23, 2002, at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2002, with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Elizabeth Ann Northcutt
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Northcutt, age 33, of Aubrey died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Mrs. Northcutt was born Jan. 24, 1969 to Bobby and Frances Worley Northcutt. Mrs. Northcutt was a sales clerk and a Protestant.
Mrs. Northcutt is survived by her parents, both of Marianna; two sons, Sean Northcutt and Christopher Thomas, both of Marianna; one daughter, Mary Northcutt of Marianna; five sisters, Valerie McCoy of Clarendon, Robin Miller of Palestine, Donna Callaway of West Memphis, Paula Northcutt of Marianna and Debbie Massey of San Diego, Calif.
Visitation for Mrs. Northcutt will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Morgan Funeral Home from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Services will be Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Morgan Chapel with Bro. Anthony Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Linda Mathis Payne
Mrs. Linda Mathis Payne, age 37, of Jennette, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Payne was an assistant manager and a member of the Jennette City Council. She is survived by a daughter, Kennadea Payne of Jennette; a son, Kenneth Payne of Jennette; her parents, Plez Lucas and Lue Birder Lucas, both of Jennette; a sister, Margaret Mathis of Jennette; three brothers, Larry Mathis of Jennette, Troy Mathis of Forrest City and Carl Mathis of Lansing and a grandmother Rosie Gaines of Jennette.
Visitation for Mrs. Payne will be held on Friday, June 28, 2002, at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Rest in Jennette at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, with burial following at Julius Cemetery in Crossville under the direction of Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home of West Memphis.