John Edward Covington
Mr. John Edward "Too Tall" Covington, age 39, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mr. Covington was born on Feb. 12, 1961 to Essick L. Covington, Sr. and Marine Pettis Covington, in Moro. He was a 1980 graduate of Brinkley High School.
Mr. Covington is survived by a son, Justin Shagwell of Effingham,Ill.; a daughter, Shetaqua Payne of Brinkley; four step-children, Bambie Shagwell, of Effingham, Ill., Lastagia Humphrey, Dinesha Burns and Stacy Gates, all of Forrest City; two brothers, Clarence Walton, of Chicago, Ill., Essick Covington Jr., of Little Rock; four sisters, Lavern Washington, of Moro, Gloria Ward, of Chicago, Ill., Nettie Scott, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Cora Brown, of Brinkley.
Funeral services for Mr. Covington will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Branscumb-Johnson-Gilchrest Funeral Home in Brinkley with Bishop Michael Thomas Will officiating. Burial will follow in Garrett Grove Cemetery in the Garrett Grove Community of Moro. Branscumb-Johnson-Gilchrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Linda A. Hill
Mrs. Linda A. Hill, age 49, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. Hill, the daughter of Elgin Sanders and Margie Weaver Sanders, is survived by her husband Max Hill, of Clarksville; a daughter, Lisa Downs, of Washington; three stepsons, Van Hill, of Clarksville; Edie Hill, Stephen Hill, both of Texas; a sister, June Caldwell, of Tennessee; and five grandchildren.
The family has arranged a private service. Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville is in charge of arrangements.
Adelle E. Erhard
Mrs. Adelle E. Erhard, age 79, of Forrest City, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Erhard was born March 20, 1921, in Temple, Texas, to Joseph Paul Korkamas and Mary Sadie Salomounie Korkamas. She was the former owner of the Diamond Burger and was a former manager of Watkins Cafe and the Forrest City Country Club.
Mrs. Erhard is survived by one son, Richard Erhard, of West Memphis; two daughters, Connie Scott and Janet Chapman, both of Forrest City; a sister, Yvonne Hobiaca, of Russellville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Erhard are incomplete. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Burley McDaniel Sr.
Mr. Burley McDaniel Sr., age 79, of Palestine, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. McDaniel, born Sept. 21, 1921, was the son of Ivery McDaniel and Ada McDaniel. He was a retired janitor with the Palestine School District.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Inez McDaniel, of Palestine; three sons, Burley McDaniel Jr., of Marianna, Jerome McDaniel, McArthur McDaniel, both of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters, Louise Lambert, of Bearden, Lois Brooks, of Marianna; three brothers, James McDaniel, Lester McDaniel, Taylor McDaniel, all of Palestine; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. McDaniel will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Elcannon M.B. Church with Rev. McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Elcannon Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Adelle E. Erhard
Mrs. Adelle E. Erhard of Forrest City died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City. She was 79.
Mrs. Erhard was born March 20, 1921, in Temple, Texas, the daughter of Joseph Paul Korkamas and Mary Sadie Salomouni Korkamas. She was the former owner of the Diamond Burger and was a former manager of Watkins Cafe and the Forrest City Country Club. She was a volunteer for the CARE Center and a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Mrs. Erhard is survived by one son, Richard Erhard of West Memphis; two daughters, Connie Scott and Janet Chapman, both of Forrest City; one sister, Yvonne Hobiaca of Russellville, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 29, at Stevens Funeral Home with a Catholic wake service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services for Mrs. Erhard were held this morning, Oct. 30, 2000, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with burial in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Catholic Church.
Hazel W. Gatliff
Mrs. Hazel W. Gatliff of Fort Smith died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was 88.
Mrs. Gatliff was born May 20, 1913, in Burleson, Tenn., the daughter of Robert W. Wilson and Margaret Nowles Wilson. She was formerly of Round Pond and Conway. She was a retired dietitian with the University of Central Arkansas and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
Mrs. Gatliff was married to W.D. Gatliff Sr., in 1928, and he preceded her in death in 1966. She was also preceded in death by a grandson in 1996.
Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Bishop of Fort Smith; four brothers, William D. "Bill" Gatliff Jr., of Memphis, Oscie Gatliff of Little Rock, Robert Gatliff of Austin, Texas and James "Jim" Gatliff of Centreville, Va.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Jessie Bishop Hickman
Mrs. Jessie Bishop Hickman of Forrest City died Sunday, Oct. 29, at her home. She was 88.
Mrs. Hickman was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Covington, Tenn., the daughter of Lillian and C.B. Rowland. She was a retired registered nurse, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Hickman married Perry Hickman in 1962, and he survives her along with one son, James Raymond Findley, two cousins and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held tonight, Oct. 30, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hickman will be held at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles E. Steward
Mr. Charles E. Steward of Forrest City died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at his home. He was 72.
Mr. Steward was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Dermott, the son of Edward Steward and Prudie V. Tipton. He taught math and science in Forrest City until he retired in 1976. Mr. Steward was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Steward was an Eagle Scout with silver and gold arrow, earned 36 scout badges and was waterfront director at the Boy Scout Camp at Hardy for many years. He formed a Weblos troop at First Baptist Church.
Mr. Steward graduated from Arkansas State University and studied at the University of Oklahoma and Mississippi State University. He was state wrestling champion while at ASU. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne during the Korean conflict and was decorated by the South Korean and United States government.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Moore Steward; a daughter, Debbie Steward of Conway; a step-daughter, Kathi Spencer Hess of Forrest City; a step-son, Bill Spencer of Greenwood, Ind., and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Steward.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Steward will held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Cotton Plant Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Jackson will officiate the service.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Willie E. Thomas
Mr. Willie E. Thomas of Widener died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was 69.
Mr. Thomas was born March 14, 1931, in Tupelo, Miss., the son of Dewey Thomas and Flora William Thomas. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include three son, David Thomas of Widener, Gary Thomas of Georgia and Tommy Thomas of Alabama; four daughters, Judy Meeks of Forrest City, Vicki Thomas and Tina Thomas of Alabama and Jean Thomas of Lake Village; one brother, Dewey Thomas Jr., of Missouri; three sisters, Mary Bogner of Ft. Smith, Judy Ballard of Alma and Fay Charles of Melrose, Fla., and several grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Thomas were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at Hughes Cemetery, with Bro. William Witcher officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.