Roosevelt Sain Sr.
Mr. Roosevelt Sain Sr., age 88, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Crestpark Retirement Home.
Mr. Sain is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Goodwin of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Roosevelt Sain Jr. of Markham, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Sain will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel from 12 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Pinetree Church of God in Christ with burial following in Stanley Grove Cemetery. J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Junior Albert Griggs
Mr. Junior Albert Griggs, age 88, of Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Veteran's Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Griggs was born July 25, 1914, in Newcastle, the son of John Griggs and Maude Griggs. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arie Lee Hicks, in 1976.
Survivors include four daughters, Alvah Griggs Washington of Forrest City, Sheila Lacy of Jonesboro, Deborah Franklin of West Memphis and Latricia Franklin of St. Louis; five sons, Odell Griggs Sr., of Houston, Ralph Griggs of Little Rock, Terry Griggs of Garland, Texas, Merlin Griggs of Houston, and Courtland Davis of Marianna; one brother, Elmer Williams of St. Louis; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
A wake for Mr. Griggs will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Beth Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Rayfield Walker officiating. Burial will follow in West Tennessee National Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Vernell Jackson Jr.
Mr. Vernell Jackson Jr., age 70, of Aubrey, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Jackson was born July 29, 1932, in Marianna, the son of Vernell Jackson and Meseria Lane Jackson. He was a member of the Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Jackson married Rebecca Hooks Jackson in 1959, and she survives him along with his father; one son, Tyrone Jackson of Moro; three daughters, Ella Scott and Essie Blocker both of Aubrey, Morlene Dorsey of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, James Jackson, Randy Jackson, Charles Jackson, and Ivory Jackson all of Marianna; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers, two sisters and a son.
Funeral services for Mr. Jackson were held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Aubrey. Burial followed in Friendship Church Cemetery in Rondo under the direction of McNeal Funeral Home.
Randall Trent Morgan
Mr. Randall Trent Morgan, age 43, of Wynne and formerly of Colt, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Morgan was born March 1, 1959, in Wynne, the son of Wilson Morgan and Lucille Cook Morgan. He was a 1977 graduate of Wynne High School, a peach grower and farmer, and a member of Village Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Morgan is survived by three sons, John Morgan, Matt Morgan and Chris Morgan all of Wynne; two daughters, Meredith Morgan Odom of Collinsville, Ill., and Terri Morgan of Jonesboro; one brother, Larry Morgan of Wynne; and one sister, Sheila Cartillar of Wynne. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Morgan and Kenneth Morgan.
Funeral services for Mr. Morgan were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Dr. Neal Clark officiating. Burial followed in Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Loughridge Cemetery Fund.
Mr. Tom Westbrook, age 60, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Westbrook was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Palestine, the son of Thomas Westbrook and Ozella Lane Westbrook. He lived in Palestine for most of his life, was retired from Leaf Incorporated in Memphis and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Palestine.
Mr. Westbrook married Barbara Coons in 1962, and she survives him along with two daughters, Cindy Reeves and Vanessa Ferguson both of Palestine; two brothers, Bill Westbrook and Robert Westbrook both of Marmaduke; two sisters, Sarah Lindsey of Mississippi and Doris Cook of Palestine and three grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Westbrook will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Bell Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Juanita Conyears White
Mrs. Juanita Conyears White, age 79, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. White was born Sept. 22, 1922, the daughter of Henry Conyears and Lillie Conyears.
She is survived by her husband, Randall White of Forrest City; two brothers, Tommie Conyears of Moro and Curtis Conyears of St. Louis, Mo., and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by three infant sisters and a brother Henry White Jr.
Funeral services for Mrs. Conyears were held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Moro. Burial followed in Springfield Church Cemetery under the direction of McNeal Funeral Home.
Helen Harrelson Cannon
Mrs. Helen Harrelson Cannon, aged 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at her home in Forrest City.
She was born Oct. 26, 1912, in Forrest City, the daughter of Pearl Crippen Harrelson and Frederick Floyd Harrelson.
Mrs. Cannon made her home in Forrest City for most of her life and was active in local affairs. She was chairman of the Forrest City Centennial Celebration in 1970, and served as county chairman for St. Francis County's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986. She was the organizer and first president of the St. Francis County Historical Society and served as president of the Cosmos Club of Forrest City. She also served as state president of the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs from 1961 to 1962, and the National Community Improvement Chairman for the General Federation of Women's Clubs in 1984. In 1968, she was appointed by the governor for a two-year term as one of Arkansas' two representatives to the U.S. Defense Department's advisory committee on women in the armed services. She taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church for over 30 years and was a member of the Womens Missionary Union.
Mrs. Cannon was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Cannon; a sister, Martha Harrelson Clark; a brother, Frederick Floyd Harrelson; three children, Judge of Toledo, Ohio, Cathy of Dallas and Margy of Forrest City; three grandchildren, two step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Cannon will be held Thursday Oct. 31, 2002, from 5-7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church on Rosser Street. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, the St. Francis County Museum or the Forrest City Public Library.
Neccie Ware Goodwin
Mrs. Neccie Ware Goodwin, age 97, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. Goodwin was born May 15, 1905, in Widener, the daughter of Jeff Ware and January Jones Ware.
Mrs. Goodwin is survived by two nieces, Geneva Brooks of Madison and Magalen Ursery of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Goodwin will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. S.W. Baker Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Rubie K. Davis
Mrs. Rubie K. Davis, of Forrest City and formerly of Earle, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at her home. Arrangements have yet to be announced. W.H. Johnson Funeral Home of Earle is in charge.
Mrs. Mary Hall, age 56, of Wynne, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in a Memphis hospital.
Mrs. Hall was born July 14, 1946, in Parkin, the daughter of Eunice Ball and Roberta Lucas Ball. She was a homemaker and a nine year resident of Wynne.
Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband, Jerry Hall; four sons, Robert Astill and Lonnie Allen Shephard both of Forrest City, Jerry Hall Jr. of Pineville, La., Denver Tate of Palestine; three daughters, Flenia Chinn of Shreveport, La., Rebecca Turner of Pineville, La., Sharon Shephard of Forrest City; one brother, Ernest Ball of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Virginia Pretty of Parkin; and 25 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Louise Shephard and a brother, Wayne Ball.
Visitation for Mrs. Hall will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church in Wynne. Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church in Wynne with Bro. T.G. Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Parkin Cemetery with Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Juanita Jones, age 77, of Birmingham, Ala., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.
Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Martha Jones and Ann Jones, both of Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Robert Jones, of Forrest City; two grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation services for Mrs. Jones will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collinsville Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ala.. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at 2 p.m., graveside, at Collinsville Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Battle officiating. Collinsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.