Clayton Forrest Ivy
Mr. Clayton Forrest Ivy, age 69, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in the Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan, Mo.
Mr. Ivy was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Belmont, Miss. He was a long-time resident of Forrest City. He lived in Doniphan the past 15 months.
Mr. Ivy was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Forrest City and a member of the Church's Administrative board. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and had been an honorary Deputy Sheriff of St. Francis County. He was also a member of the Doniphan Baptist Church.
Mr. Ivy married Marie Jamerson, who survives him along with a son, Steven Ivy; two sisters, Allie Brown and Ruby Westcott, both of Miss.; five brothers, Maynard Ivy, Chester Ivy, Gordon Ivy, Shelby Ivy and Harold Ivy, all of Miss.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation For Mr. Ivy will be Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at 6 p.m. at Edward's Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Ivy will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Dan Gauw and Wade Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Doniphan City Cemetery.
Theodis 'Son Cross' Warren
Mr. Theodis "Son Cross" Warren, age 73, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. Warren was born March 16, 1927, in New Castle. He was a retired truck driver.
Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Minnie Warren, of Forrest City; a son, Theodis Warren, Jr., of Memphis; a brother, William Warren, of Forrest City; two sisters, Grace Warren, of St. Louis. Mo., Rose Hardrick, of Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation Services for Mr. Warren will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home, followed by a wake service to be held at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Another visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church.
Funeral Services for Mr. Warren will be Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. S.W. Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Gary Allen Armstrong
Mr. Gary Allen Armstrong, age 54, of Marion, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Methodist-Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Armstrong was a deputy sheriff for Crittenden County and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in West Memphis. He was also a member of the Centurions for Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Frazer Armstrong, of Marion; four sons, Billy Armstrong, Nathaniel Armstrong, both of Marion, Dale Armstrong, of West Memphis, Jeff Armstrong, of Jonesboro; three step-daughters, Melissa Cassaday, of Hannibal, Mo., Michelle Light, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Billie Marie Bell, of West Memphis; a sister, Carolyn Armstrong, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Sam Armstrong, of Forrest City, Ed Armstrong, of West Memphis; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Armstrong will be Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at 2 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in West Memphis. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
All memorial contributions should be sent to First United Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 2015, West Memphis, AR 72303.
Jess G. Baty
Mr. Jess G. Baty, age 74, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Wynne.
Mr. Baty was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Wynne, to Charles G. Baty and Opal McMillan Baty. He lived in Forrest City for the past 20 years and was a welder, a Veteran of World War II, and a member of the V.F.W.
Mr. Baty is survived by his wife, Elsie Haywood Baty; two sons, Jessie Baty, of Fla., Harry Baty, of Mich.; a daughter, Linda Sloan, of Forrest City; two brothers, Charles Baty, of Bald Knob, Thomas Baty, of Mich.; five sisters, Ruby Patterson, Hazel Miller, both of Fla., Lillian Witcher, of Wynne, Shirley Deanda, of Mich., Helen Vroman, of Ariz., and one grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Baty will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home, with burial following at Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ben Bowers, age 89, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000.
Mr. Bowers was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Annie Bowers and two sisters, Helen Bowers and Betty Bowers.
Graveside services were held for Mr. Bowers, Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Hazen Cemetery. Rev. Ruel Darling officiated. Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen was in charge of arrangements.
Robert W. Fisher Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert W. Fisher Jr., age 58, of Wheatley, will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the One Accord Baptist Church near Wheatley with Bro. Al Cullum and Bro. Charles Locke officiating. Burial will follow in Posey Cemetery with Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fisher was a former United States Marine and was a member of the One Accord Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Simpson Fisher, of Wheatley; his mother, Evelyn Mae Fisher, of Wheatley; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ryan, of Stuttgart, Whitney Michelle Fisher, Ashley Lynn Fisher, both of Stockton, Calif.; two step-daughters, Pat Wonn, of North Little Rock, Lisa Myers, of Brinkley; two brothers, Jesse Fisher, of Brinkley, Paul Fisher, of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Betty Sue Cooper, of Columbus, Ga., Ann Marie Long, of Palestine, Nettie Louise Hill, of Wheatley; one grandchild and four step-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Fisher will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the chapel of Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home.
Johnny L. Watkins
Mr. Johnny L. Watkins, age 53, of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Watkins was born on July 12, 1947, in Marvell, to John Watkins and Naomi Whaley Watkins.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Watkins; his mother, Naomi Whaley Watkins, of Marianna; a son, Jeffrey Lee Watkins, of Moro; a step-son, Ricky Cotton, of Marianna; two brothers, Bobby Watkins, Ronnie Watkins, both of Marianna; a sister, Annie Alexander, of Wynne; and two grandchildren. Mr. Watkins is preceded in death by his father, John Watkins; two brothers, Boyce Watkins, Roger Watkins and a sister, Peggy Watkins.
Visitation for Mr. Watkins will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at 2 p.m., at the Moro Full Gospel Church with Bro. Albert Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery near Moro. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Thurman Austin, age 83, of Forrest City, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2000 in his home.
Mr. Austin was born Aug. 17, 1917 in Haynes. He was a veteran and a retired shipper with Yale Hoist.
Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Ioma Austin; a son, Lee Henry Austin; a sister, Roberta Brooks, all of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mr. Austin will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Days Temple Church of God in Christ. Elder John Henry Jennings will be officiating. Burial will follow at Elcannon Cemetery in Palestine under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Robert E. Bunch
Mr. Robert E. Bunch, age 85, of Turrell, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the Beverly Nursing Home in West Memphis.
Mr. Bunch was born on June 28, 1915, in Woodburn, Ky. He was the son of Franceway Bunch and Sally Johnson Bunch. He was a retired Greyhound bus driver and a Baptist.
Mr. Bunch was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Powers Bunch, in 1986. He is survived by a son, Robert F. Bunch, of Monroe, N.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Bunch were held Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Forrest Park Cemetery. Rev. David Ramsey officiated under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
J.C. 'Buddy' Flowers
Mr. J. C. Flowers, age 62, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Baxter Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Flowers, a former Forrest City resident, was born Aug. 19, 1938, in St. Francis County to Daisy Williams Flowers and Herbert Flowers. He was a member of Arkana Baptist Church.
Mr. Flowers is survived by his wife, Joyce Holman Flowers, of Mountain Home; a son, Billy Flowers, of Mountain Home; a daughter, Rebecca Reeves, of Mountain Home; three brothers, Andy Flowers, Al Flowers, Jerry Flowers, all of Pine Tree; a sister, Sue Dye, of Pine Tree; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Flowers were held Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Pine Tree Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Stacy and Rev. Tom Stover officiating. Burial followed at Barnishaw Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Mountain Home.