Marguerite Hartman Young
Mrs. Marguerite Hartman Young, age 84, of Tullahoma, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn.
Mrs. Young was born June 2, 1918, in Forrest City, the daughter of Chester Hartman and Garnet Matthews Hartman. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a housewife and worked at the Forrest City Library. She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Mrs. Young married John F. Young in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Rose of Tullahoma, Tenn.; a brother, Calvin Hartman of Forrest City and two grandchildren.
Rosary for Mrs. Young will be held Friday, June 28, 2002, at 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2002. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Virginia Kelly Medlin
Mrs. Virginia Kelly Medlin, age 66, of Middleton, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at the Boliver General Hospital in Boliver, Tenn.
Mrs. Medlin was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Earle and was the daughter of Alvis Lee Kelly and Millie Johnson Kelly. Mrs. Medlin was retired from the City of Memphis Traffic Division and had been a member of the Faulkner Baptist Church in Faulkner, Miss.
Mrs. Medlin married Charles Medlin in 1980, and he survives her along with one brother, Jerry Kelly of Mt. Home and two sisters, Juanita Denton of Mt. Home and Ola Rupprecht of Cordova, Tenn.
Funeral services for Mrs. Medlin were held graveside on Friday, June 28, 2002, at 1 p.m. in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Charles Thomas Amos
Mr. Charles Thomas Amos, age 46, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, near Cabot.
Mr. Amos, the son of Paul and Jean Amos, was born in Florence, Ala. He was a former resident of Marianna prior to moving to the Cabot and Jacksonvile area and he was a house painter.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Amos of Lake City; a daughter, Tina Joe Amos of Cabot; four brothers, Dwight Amos of Walls, Miss., Larry Davis and Lesley Amos, both of Cabot, and Malcolm Amos of Jonesboro; a sister Paula Wiggins of Harrisburg and three grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Amos will be held Monday, June 3, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Amos will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Marianna Memorial Park in Marianna under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.
Bessie Smith Moody Albright
Mrs. Bessie Smith Moody Albright, age 91, formerly of Forrest City, died Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Mrs. Albright, born Oct. 31, 1910, in Union, Miss., was the past owner of Moody Cleaners and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Albright is survived by a sister, Nellie Sebastian of Brinkley; a brother, Murray Smith of Tuscon, Ari. and a niece. She was preceded in death by two husbands, W.W. Moody, in 1964, and John Albright, in 1989.
Funeral services for Mrs. Albright will be held graveside, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to Country Wood Estate Nursing Home or to the charity of one's choice.
Robert Snow Hargraves
Mr. Robert Snow Hargraves, age 55, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at a Hot Springs Hospital.
Mr. Hargraves, born March 9, 1947, in Memphis, was the son of Olmon Hall Hargraves and Jean Foster Hargraves. Mr. Hargraves served as the Garland County Juvenile Referee and established the juvenile justice program in Hot Springs. He practiced law for 29 years and was the senior partner of Hargraves and McCrary, P.A. He also served as an Arkansas Bar Examiner and twice served as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Mr. Hargraves is survived by his wife, Joanie Manning Hargraves, of Hot Springs; two sons, Lucas Snow Hargraves of Little Rock and Jacob Manning Hargraves of Fayetteville; his mother; a brother, James Hall Hargraves of Forrest City; two sisters, Ruth Hargraves of Washington, D.C. and Rosemary Cianciolo of Memphis and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation services for Mr. Hargraves will be held Monday, June 3, 2002, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Hargraves will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs with Rev. James McClean an Rev. Larry Williams officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or First Step School in Hot Springs.
Rachel Bell Jones
Mrs. Rachel Bell Jones, age 78, of Springdale, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the North West Medical Center in Springdale.
Mrs. Jones born Feb. 15, 1924, in Widener, was the daughter of Joseph B. Bell and Eva Bridges Bell. She made her home in Memphis for most of her life and was retired from Burlington Railroad. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Jones is survived by a son, Joseph D. Gordan of Springdale; a sister, Mary Ann Manger of Billings, Mont. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be held graveside, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mildred Sides Yager
Mrs. Mildred Sides Yager, age 83, of Moscow, Tenn., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Yager, born Sept. 30, 1918, in Moscow, Tenn., was a former resident of Forrest City. She was the daughter of Will and Minne Lee McCraw Sides. She was an elementary school teacher in the Palestine public school system for 18 years and spent two years teaching in Southaven, Miss., prior to retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Forrest City and Rossville Baptist Church.
On Aug. 5, 1937, Mrs. Yager married her husband, Claude Yager Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1991. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Kay Griffin of Springdale; a son, Claude Yager Jr., of Corinth, Miss.; three sisters, Fay Elrod of Manchester, Tenn., Sara Helen Thacker of Athens, Ala. and Mary Lee Pugh of Rossville, Tenn.; two brothers, Bill Sides and Carl Sides, both of Moscow; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Yager was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Boone, in 1994.
Funeral services for Mrs. Yager were held Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Peebles Chapel in Somerville, Tenn.. Burial followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Moscow under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory.
Calli Irene Cooper
Mrs. Calli Irene Cooper, age 95, of Jenks, Okla., died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at the Grace Living Center in Jenks. Mrs. Cooper was born in Agency, Iowa, on Sept. 17, 1906, the daughter of William and Minnie Headman. Her family moved to Green Forest before she was five. She was a member of Dawson Baptist Church since 1935.
Mrs. Cooper married A.E. Cooper in 1926 and he preceded her in death in 1954. Also preceding her in death are one son, Jimmy Leon Cooper and a granddaughter, Loretta. She is survived by a sister Leta Headman of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several great-great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cooper were held Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Second Chance Baptist Church in Tulsa with Rev. Chase Bales officiating. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Green Forest.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Ninde-Whisenhunt Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Graham Griffith, 94, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
He was born in Fredericktown, Mo., and moved to St. Francis County in 1929. He had lumber businesses in Hughes and Madison. He served as president of the Arkansas Wood Products Association in 1969.
Mr. Griffith was active in the Presbyterian Church, and he and his late wife, Elizabeth McLain Griffith, were organizing members of the Hughes Presbyterian Church in 1949. The family moved to Forrest City, and Mr. Griffith served as an elder and choir member in Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Griffith served on the Zoning Board of Forest City and on the Forrest Memorial Hospital Board. He was Treasurer of the City of Hughes and a member of the Crowley's Ridge Shrine Club. He was an organizing member of the Hughes Rotary Club and served in every elected office.
Mr. Griffith is survived by two daughters, Patsy Griffith Wagner of South Berwick, Maine and Betty Griffith McCallen of Collierville, Tenn.; two sons, Graham McClain Griffith of Germantown, Tenn. and Gordon Fentress Griffith of Forrest City; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Choir and Organ Fund.
Mazel S. Mckee Hinshaw
Mrs. Mazel S. Mckee Hinshaw, 79, died at White River Medical Center in Batesville on June 3, 2002.
She was born July 1, 1922, in Morgan County, Ala., the daughter of T.R. and Ervia Fendley.
She was a member of the Colt Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a choir member and member of the ladies' auxiliary. She was a retired restaurant manager, a riverboat cook, a dancer and a gardener.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Mckee Slaughter and a son, Billy Gene Mckee.
She is survived by her husband, William Eugene Hinshaw of Hardy; a stepson, Billy Hinshaw of California; 10 children, Frances Jenkins of Nevada, Larry Mckee of Millington, Tenn., Laverne Lucas Dempsey of Forrest City, Shirley Mckee Drouin of San Diego, Calif., Cleo Mckee of Colt, Carol Wilkins Mott of Alexandria, La., Wanda Mckee of Forrest City, Needie Mckee Rountree of Forrest City, Rebecca Mckee Oakes of Hardy, Steve Mckee of Wynne; sisters Hazel Fletchall Dudgeon of Selmer, Tenn., Mildred Fendley of Aragon, Ga. and Ruth Williamson of Yazoo City, Miss.; brothers Mac Fendley and John B. Fendley of Lake Cormorant, Miss.; 29 grandchildren and a multitude of great grandchildren.
There will be visitation Wednesday night and a funeral service and burial on Thursday, June 6, 2002 with Rev. Charles Bradley, of Colt, conducting the service. Higginbotham Funeral Home of Hardy is in charge of arrangements.