Darrell G. Rose
Mr. Darrell G. Rose, age 45, of Marysville, Calif., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Rideout Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Rose, born in Colorado, served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed home refurbisher. Mr. Rose was a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Gracey Rose, of Marysville Calif.; two sons, Darrell Rose Jr., Tommy Rose, both of Marysville, Calif.; a daughter, Audra Rose of Olivehurst, Calif.; his parents, Phyllis Buck of Marysville, Calif. and William Rose of Olivehurst, Calif.; a brother, William Rose of Marysville, Calif.; three sisters, Kitty Watson of Marysville, Calif., Susan Spickermier of Olivehurst, Calif., Terry Ellis of Oregon and two grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Rose will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary in Marysville Calif.
Opal O. Traylor
Mrs. Opal O. Traylor, age 71, of Marianna, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born June 29, 1929, in Alabama, Traylor was the daughter of Arthur Guffey and Allie Bailey Guffey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marianna M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Jequita Byrd in 1999. Mrs. Traylor is survived by her husband Gerald Traylor, of the home; a daughter, Patricia Bryan of West Helena; two brothers, Bill Guffey, Lawson Guffey, of Alabama; three sisters, Willa Dean Beason, Edna Spears and Sandra Owens, all of Alabama; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Traylor will be Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marianna M.B. Church. Funeral services for Mrs. Traylor will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Marianna M.B. Church with Bro. Floyd Lamuel officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Methodist Cemetery near Moro under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Kenneth Edward Patterson
Mr. Kenneth Edward Patterson, age 56, of Heth, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his home in Heth.
Mr. Patterson was a farmer, a member of the American Agriculture Movement and a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Patterson of Heth; his parents, Edward and Ida Lee Patterson, of Wynne; two daughters, Darla Collier, of Cherry Valley, Sheri Lenox, of Heth; a sister, Diane Patterson of Hot Springs; a brother, Glenn Patterson, of Forrest City and four grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Patterson will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, with burial following at Bay Village Cemetery in Bay Village. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.
James Allen Pearson Jr.
Mr. James Allen Pearson Jr., age 80, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Pearson, born Aug. 28, 1920, if Forrest City, was the son of James Allen Pearson and Carrie Evans Pearson. Mr. Pearson spent 20 years as advertising manager of Forrest City Broadcasting Company and he was also regional sales director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. He served as a housing specialist with the St. Francis County Housing Authority and was a past member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a communicant of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where he was a past member of the Vestry and served several terms as Junior Warden.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrey Barton Pearson; a son, Randy Pearson, of Forrest City; two daughters, Carolyn Walker, of Forrest City, Ann Pearson-Sharpe, of Memphis; and three grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Evans Pearson.
Funeral services for Mr. Pearson will be held Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepard with Father Tom Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Church of the Good Shepard or to the charity of ones choice.
Charles Kelly Pitts
Mr. Charles Kelly Pitts, age 68, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Madison, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Chicago.
Mr. Pitts was born on Aug. 29, 1932 in Madison. He was retired from Sherwin Williams in 1997 in Chicago and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Dawn Hampton; a son, Sean Patton; six brothers, George Pitts Jr., of Elk Grove, Calif., Theo Pitts, of Adamstown, Md., Isaac Pitts, of Lanham, Md., Melvin Pitts, of El Sobrante, Calif., Malvin Pitts, Leodis Pitts, both of Forrest City; four sisters, Charlie Lucky, of Richmond, Calif., Wilma Delaney, Elna Shannon, both of Forrest City, Janice Smith, of Ft. Washington, Md. and one granddaughter.
Funeral services for Mr. Pitts were held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at the St. Mary's AME Church in Chicago, Ill., with the Rev. Bland Childres officiating. Burial was on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Abraham Lincoln Veteran Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Mr. W. C. Casey, age 76, of Heth, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in West Memphis.
Mr. Casey, a St. Francis County farmer,was a resident of Heth for many years and was a Naval veteran from WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Brand Casey, of Heth; four daughters, Karen Taylor, of Heth, Sherry Grieco, of Harrisburg, Sheilla Hume, of Memphis, Nina Pace, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; three sons, Jerry Casey, Warren Casey, of Heth, Brian Casey, of Fisher; two sisters, Ida Lee Patterson, of Wynne, Ouida Dean, of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Casey will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Roller Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park of Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
The family requests that all contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mrs. Minnie Willhite, age 58, of Bald Knob, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the Oakdale Nursing Home in Judsonia.
Mrs. Willhite was born May 1, 1942, in Tennessee and was the daughter of Willie Lee Clark and Almer Mae Doles Clark. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Bald Knob in 1996. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.
Mrs. Willhite was married to Limur Willhite and he preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Thetford, of Searcy; a son, Nickey Aunspaugh, of Forrest City; a sister, Lila Brimer, of Little Rock; and 10 grandchildren.
A graveside service has been scheduled for Mrs. Willhite Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leola K. Dixon
Mrs. Leola K. Dixon, age 76, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at her daughter's home.
Mrs. Dixon was born in Hughes, February, 22, 1924. She was a retired Warwick employee.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruby King, of Forrest City; two sons, Joe King, Leroy Lacey, both of Forrest City; a brother, Cleophus King Sr., of Memphis; a sister, Ora Lee Coffee, of Forrest City; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Dixon will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dixon will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Bountiful Blessings Church of God In Christ with Elder Joe King officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Garden Cemetery. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Edna Tynes, age 57, of Forrest City, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000.
Mrs. Tynes was born December, 16, 2000, in Fort Smith to Marvin T. Boyce and Mary Edna Martin. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a housewife and attended the Church of God.
Mrs. Tynes was married to Houston Tynes in 1965 and he preceded her in death in1995. She is survived by a daughter, Nona Melson, of Forrest City; a son David Tynes, of Forrest City; two step-children, Jeanette Golden, of McGee, Ronnie Tynes, of Texarkana; a sister, Mary Strode, of Forrest City; and a brother, Kenneth Cole, of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by a brother Martin Cole in 1998 and a sister, Candice Warner in 1994.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Tynes will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Rev. Alan Smith will be officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mildred Miller Akins
Mrs. Mildred Miller Akins, age 76, of Wynne, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Mrs. Akins was born April 11, 1924 in Cherry Valley to James Henry Miller and Willie Belle Price Miller. She was a member of the Wynne Baptist Church and she was an Eastern Star.
Mrs. Miller was the widow of the late Oliver Ray Akins. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Temple, of North Little Rock, Olivia Bokker, of Forrest City, Susan Vest, of Wynne; a sister, Thelma Mitchell, of Wynne; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Mr. O'dell McCallum officiated the service. Burial followed at Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beverly Burnett, P.O. Box 450, Wynne, Ar. 72396, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1610, Little Rock, Ar. 72203, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Kernodle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.