Gertrude Snyder Barg
Mrs. Gertrude Snyder Barg, age 89, of Little Rock, died Thursday, May 9, 2002 in Little Rock.
Mrs. Barg was a member of Baron Hirsch Synagogue, the B'nai B'rith Women, Hadassah, Forrest City Musical Coterie and the Baron Hirsch Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Barg and is survived by a daughter, Barbara Barg of New York City; a son, Charles Barg of Little Rock; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services For Mrs. Barg were Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Sam Abraham Chapel with burial at Baron Hirsch Cemetery under the direction Gan Aden Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Baron Hirsch Synagogue.
Mrs. Genevieve Courtney, age 85, of Widener, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Forrest City.
Mrs. Courtney was born July 1, 1916, in St. Francis County, the daughter of Lee Lesmore Melton and Mattie Leslie Melton. She was a housewife and a member of the Widener Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Courtney, in 1986. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney Courtney, in 1967. She is survived by three sons, Wayne Courtney of Forrest City, Dale Courtney and David Courtney, both of Widener; a sister, Lucille South of Conway; a brother, Eugene Melton of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Courtney will be at Stevens Funeral Home Monday, May 13, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Widener Baptist Church.
Dorothy Mae Farmer
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Farmer, age 89, of Wynne, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 in Wynne.
She was born June 10, 1912, in Cloverbend, and was a homemaker. She had lived in Cross County since 1941 and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Farmer was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Farmer Sr., a son, Lloyd Farmer Jr. and a grandson, Darrell Wayne Farmer.
She is survived by two sons, Darell Boyce Farmer of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Kenneth Dale Farmer of Harrisburg; two daughters, Charlotte Kay Baskins of Wynne and Edith Pauline Bartlett of Forrest City; a brother, Alfred Pierce of Walnut Ridge; a sister, Orpha Murphy of Walnut Ridge; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Farmer were held at Kernodle Funeral Chapel in Wynne at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, with Fred Strasser officiating. Burial followed in McElroy Cemetery, in Wynne, under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Church of Christ, 916 E. Bridges, Wynne, 72396.
Rev. Howard J. Miller
Rev. Howard J. Miller, age 90, of Brinkley died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at White County Hospital in Searcy.
Rev. Miller was a minister and Bishop serving the Full Gospel Churches of God. He is survived by his wife, Opal Powell Miller of Brinkley; two sons, Johnny Miller of Bald Knob and Howard Miller Jr. of Forrest City; two daughters, Ollie Mae Lorton of Searcy and Joyce Hopgood of Russellville; two stepsons, Cecil Powell of Searcy and Bobby Powell of Little Rock; three stepdaughters, Mary Sue Brown of Hot Springs, Virginia Foster of Jacksonville and Pat Lowery of Bankston, Ala.; 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Brinkley Full Gospel Church of God, with Rev. Leon Browning officiating, assisted by Rev. Jess Bline, Rev. Johnnie Hopgood and Rev. J.C. Ganey. Burial followed at Carter Cemetery at Russell, under the direction of Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley.
Mr. Eugene Austin, age 82, of Forrest City, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock.
Mr. Austin was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Elaine and was a retired maintenance man and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Austin is survived by two daughters Icy Dee Austin and Phyllis Elerby both of Little Rock and five sons Beyah Aluqdah, Gene Edward Austin and Marvin Austin all of St. Louis Mo. and Willard Austin and Gary Wayne Austin both of Little Rock.
Visitation for Mr. Austin will be held at Clay Funeral Home Friday, May 31, 2002 from 12 p.m.. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church June 1, 2002, at 11 a.m., Rev. Ronald A. Williams. Burial to follow at Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Mrs. Virginia Peacock, age 71, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Peacock was born in Forrest City on Dec. 4, 1930, and was a retired line inspector for Sanyo Manufacturing.
Mrs. Peacock is survived by her husband, William Cotelia Peacock of Forrest City; three sons, Cecil M. Peacock, Reginor G. Peacock and Henry E. Peacock, all of Forrest City; two daughters, Brenda A. Peacock of Wake Village, Texas and Gwinda R. Wright of Forrest City; two brothers, James White Jr. and William Sherman White, both of Forrest City and two sisters, Lillie M. Ward of Los Angeles, Calif. and Wilma J. Johnson of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Peacock will be held at Clay Funeral Home on Friday, May 31, 2002 from 1 to 5 p.m. and at Prosperity M.B. Church on Saturday, June 1, 2002 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church at Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Uzziah Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cora Stover, age 54, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
Mrs. Stover was born Feb. 24, 1948, in Danville, Ill., and was a member of Beck Spur Baptist Church.
Mrs. Stover was married to Parker Lee Stover of Forrest City and is survived by him; two daughters, Pamela Feuston of Muncie, Ind. and Lori Jones of Danville, Ill.; two step-daughters, Valarie Andrews of Wynne and Renee Dunn of Memphis; a step-son, Randall Stover of Brownsville, Texas; a sister, Pam Bann of Danville and a brother, Mike Bann of Danville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. Stover will be held Friday, May 31, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree with Rev. Wes Beavers officiating. Burial will follow at Tyronza Cemetery under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home.
Liberty "Lib" Bell Stewmon
Mrs. Liberty "Lib" Bell Stewmon, age 83, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Mrs. Stewmon, born July 8, 1918 in Cotton Plant, was the daughter of Gurney Sullivan and Willie Sullivan. She had lived in Forrest City since moving from Cotton Plant in 1953 and was the owner of the Liberty Bell Café. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1934 Mrs. Stewmon married T.R. Stewmon and he preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by a son, Billy Stewmon of Forrest City; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Stewmon will be held Monday, May 6, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral home 3p.m. on Tuesday,May 7 with bural at Forrest Park under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Patsy Tucker, age 52, of Forrest City, died Friday, May 3, 2002.
Mrs. Tucker, born Nov. 25, 1949, to Charles and Dorothy Smith, of Cherry Valley. She was a retired employee of Sanyo Manufacturing and a member of the Fair Oaks Assembly of God. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Waymon Tucker; a son, William Free of West Memphis; two daughters, Janet Free and Karen Domilise, both of West Memphis; a sister, Kathy Hamilton of Wynne and six grandchildren.
Funeral serivces for Mrs. Tucker were held today, Monday, May 6, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. William Witcher officiating. Burial followed at Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
J.V. Calhoon Jr.
Mr. J. V. Calhoon Jr., 75, of Vanndale, died on Monday, May 6, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Calhoon was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Little Rock to Jim Calhoon Sr. and Alma Calhoon McClintock. Mr. Calhoon was preceded in death by both his parents and a sister, Fay Frances Calhoon Smith.
Mr. Calhoon was a retired farmer and was a Veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He lived most of his life in Vanndale, where he was a member of the Vanndale United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Omagene Smith Calhoon of Vanndale; two daughters, Nanette Ward of Vanndale and Jimmie Boettcher of Crestwell, Ore.; a brother Eugene Calhoon of Hot Springs; three grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Calhoon will be held at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Kernodle Funeral Chapel in Wynne at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, with burial in Vanndale Cemetery to follow, with Rev. Dennie Taylor officiating.
The family requests memorials be sent to Vanndale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6, Vanndale, AR 72387.
Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne is in charge of all arrangements.