Mr. Butch Bowen, age 50, of Russellville, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Bowen was born July 8, 1951, in Forrest City, and was the son of the late John Edward and Maggie May Kimbal Bowen. He was a Baptist, a veteran of Vietnam, and a member of the VFW.
Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cierra Michelle Bowen.
He is survived by four sons, Butch Bowen of Newbern, Tenn., Donnie Partain of Dardanelle, John Bowen of Russellville and Douglas Bowen of Plainview; one daughter, Shannon Bowen of Dardanelle; one sister, Evelyn Scroggins of Lonoke; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Bowen will be announced at a later date under the direction of the Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle.
Mary Bob Lanier Fogg
Mrs. Mary Bob Lanier Fogg, age 80, of Memphis, formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 9, 2002.
Mrs. Fogg was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of John T. Lanier and Betta Adrian Lanier. She had been a chemist, an English teacher, a housewife, a member of the Garden Club, and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Forrest City.
Mrs. Fogg was married to Ed Fogg in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by one son, Lanier Fogg of Memphis;; three daughters, Mary Faith Floyd of West Memphis, Patricia Freeman of Edison, N.J. and Barbara Frazer of Green Bay, Wis.; one brother, John Lanier Jr. of Seabring, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Fogg will be Monday, March 11, 2002, at 6 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Fogg will be conducted Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with Father Tom Newman officiating the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
Donald K. Burns
Mr. Donald K. Burns, age 86, of Palestine, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mr. Burns was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Palestine, and was the son of David K. Burns and Georgia Martin Burns. He lived in Palestine all of his life, where he was a farmer and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Burns was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Emily D. Burns of the home.
Funeral services for Mr. Burns were held Monday, March 18, 2002, at 10 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home, with Rev. Andy Cates and Rev. Steve Turner officiating the service. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Hospice or to Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Chris Adomyetz, age 64, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Adomyetz was a retired receptionist for Wood and Cook Dental Group and a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray Adomyetz; her parents, Oliver Clyde and Mary Louise McBride; a brother, Wayne McBride; and a sister, Cheryl Crostwait.
Mrs. Adomyetz is survived by two daughters, Cindy Adomyetz Hodges of Forrest City and Renee Adomyetz Hopper of Lavergne, Tenn.; eight sisters, Maxine Moss of Greenwood, Miss., Jeri Lauderdale of El Paso, Texas, Edna Green of West, Miss., Mildred Mangrum of Ethel, Miss., Scarlett Goss and Vickie Weaver, both of Poplar Grove, Jeanne Easley of Monterey, Mexico and Kathy Hagen of Bartlett, Tenn.; one brother, Ben McBride of Memphis; and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Adomyetz will be held Friday, March 22, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 2 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to Rosewood United Methodist Church.
Mary Ida Belcher Scheiderer
Mrs. Mary Ida Belcher Scheiderer, age 86, of Stuttgart, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Scheiderer was born May 4, 1915 in Brummitt. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Scheiderer was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Casper Scheiderer; and one son, Wayne Casper Scheiderer.
She is survived by one son, William George Scheiderer of Forrest City; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Scheiderer will be Saturday, March 23, 2002, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Turpin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow the same day at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David Riley officiating the service. Burial will follow in Lone Tree Cemetery under the direction of Turpin Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Samuel A. Mason
Mr. Samuel A. Mason, age 50, died Monday, March 25, 2002 at Veteran's Hospital in Memphis. He as a grocer in Memphis.
Mr. Mason was the son of Raven and Ruth Mason. He is survived b six brothers, Raven Mason Jr. of Aikers, S.C., Don Mason of Strawberry, Ariz., David Mason of San Diego, Calif., James F. Mason of Forrest City, Patrick Mason of West Memphis and Charles Mason of Lepanto.
Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlene Culver Zimmer
Mrs. Charlene Culver Zimmer, age 85, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in Forrest City.
Mrs. Zimmer was born Dec. 18, 1916, in St. Francis County. She was the daughter of Charles Culver and Ora Lee Grant Culver. She was a housewife and a member of the Forrest City Area Humane Society.
Mrs. Zimmer was married to Otto Zimmer in 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Guarr of Forrest City and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Hughes Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, March 27, 2002, at Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Forrest City Area Humane Society.
Mrs. Ora Jones, age 98, of Forrest City, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Jones, born Jan. 17, 1904, in Scott, was a retired farmer. She is survived by two sons, Dewett Jones and Horace Jones, both of Cleveland, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and 60 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Jones will be held, Friday, March 29, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home and Saturday, March 30, 2002, from 11 a.m. to noon at Pilgrim Rest Christianity Church in Jeanette. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2002, at noon at Pilgrim Rest Christianity Church in Jeanette with Rev. Oscar Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Gail Anita Winfrey
Mrs. Gail Anita Winfrey, age 47, of Arkadelphia, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Baptist Health Center in Arkadelphia.
Mrs. Winfrey, born Feb. 27, 1955, in Forrest City, was the daughter of the late Elmond and Ophelia Jones Winfrey. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served in the missionary department and as an usher and choir director.
Mrs. Winfrey is survived by two sons, Megaenus Davis of Houston, Texas and Corey Davis of Arkadelphia; two daughters, Ashley Davis and Nyesha Winfrey, both of Arkadelphia; five brothers, Rev. Alex Winfrey Sr. of Arkadelphia; Roy Winfrey of San Antonio, Texas, Frederick Winfrey of Hot Springs, Keith Winfrey of Columbus, S.C., and Rev. Barry Winfrey Sr., of Fulton; five sisters, Betty Brown of Forrest City, Linda Davis of Chicago, Ill., Sandra Johnson and Vickie Ellis, both of Arkadelphia and Angenett Hill of Fulton and five grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Winfrey will be held, Monday, April 1, 2002, at 1 p.m. at New Sardis M.B. Church in Forrest City with Rev. Alex Winfrey Sr. and Rev. Barry Winfrey Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in New Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.