Paul Leon Jenkins
Mr. Paul Leon Jenkins, age 59, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Forrest City.
He was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Arkansas, the son of Jessie George Jenkins and Maudie May Jenkins. He lived in Searcy most of his life until moving to Forrest City five years ago. He was a mechanic.
Mr. Jenkins married Natalie Lloyd in 1997. She survives him, along with two sons, Gary Jenkins and Toney Jenkins, both of Searcy, two sisters, three granchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 4, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Services for Mr. Jenkins will be held at Stevens Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, with burial in Loughridge Cemetery.
Carolyn Cunningham Murry
Mrs. Carolyn Cunningham Murry, age 73, of Helena, formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Murry was born July 1, 1928, and was the daughter of Bernard William Cunningham and Jim E. Burke Cunningham McGehee. She was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Helena.
Mrs. Murry was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Murry in 1975.
She is survived by four sons, Thomas Edward Murry and James William Murry, both of Forrest City, Richard Burke Murry of Rochester, Minn. and Robert Spencer Murry of Helena; two daughters, Mary Beth Traxler of Germantown, Tenn. and Carol Estelle Meiers of West Helena; a step-mother, Winnie Wood Cunningham of Helena; five brothers, Bernard Richard Cunningham of Rhone, Texas, Michael Edward Cunningham of West Helena, Charles Patrick Cunningham of Helena, John Kevin Cunningham of Rowlett, Texas and Christopher Andrew Cunningham of Prairieview, La.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a Rosary service for Mrs. Murry Sunday, July 22, 2001, at 6 p.m., at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Helena. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 23, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church with burial to follow.
The family request memorials be sent in lieu of flowers to the National Parkinson's Foundation, the American Cancer Society or Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Helena.
Ethridge Odell Frakes III
Mr. Ethridge Odell "Butch" Frakes, III, age 38, of Marianna, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the Regional Hospital in Helena.
Mr. Frakes was born July 30, 1962, and was the son of Ethridge Frakes, II and Linda Harpole Frakes Ashburn. He was a landscaper with Christy's Lawn Service of Helena and was he was a Baptist.
Mr. Frakes is survived by his parents; his step-father, Farrell Ashburn; his step-mother, Louise Frakes; one brother, Lance Carter of LaGrange; one sister, Angela Smith of Marianna; three half-brothers, Charlie Frakes, Todd Frakes and Chris Frakes; three half-sisters, Elizabeth Frakes, Melissa Howton and Lawanda Black; his grandparents, Louis and Orene Harpole of Marianna.
Visitation for Mr. Frakes will be Monday, July 23, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Marianna. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Marianna with Bro. Steve Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery near Aubrey under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Robert L. "Bob" Kimble
Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Kimble, age 59, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Madison, Wis..
Mr. Kimble was born Jan. 9, 1942, and was the son of Robert Lee Kimble and Emma Catherine Combs Kimble. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he was a Baptist.
Mr. Kimble was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lee Kimble.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Kimble of the home; three daughters, Lonita Fuller of Chrystal Springs, Miss., Helen Winchell and Ann Johnson, both of Texarkana, Texas; one son, Robert Kimble of Vicksburg, Miss.; two sisters, Hellen Denies and Paulette Rose, both of Colt; two brothers, Marvin Kimble of Vicksburg, Miss. and Larry Kimble of Colt and three grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Kimble will be held Monday, July 23, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Kimble will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Thomason and Bro. Aubrey Jayroe officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Mr. Terryle Gipson, age 35, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Palestine, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in Chicago.
Mr. Gipson is survived by his wife, Tasha Gipson of Chicago; his father, Johnny Gipson of Chicago; two daughters, Cierra Gipson and Taconna Gipson, both of Chicago; one son, Terryle Gipson of Chicago; and one brother, Anthony Gipson of Chicago.
Funeral services for Mr. Gipson will be held Saturday, July 28, 2001, at noon, at Mt.. Moriah M.B. Church in Oak Forrest with burial following in the church cemetery. Anthony Funeral Home in West Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur Lee Humphrey
Mr. Arthur Lee Humphrey, age 42, of Forrest City, died Friday, July 20, 2001, in Caldwell.
Mr. Humphrey was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Forrest City and was a painter.
He is survived by his father and mother, Jake Humphrey, Jr. and Mae Gratis Humphrey, both of Forrest City; two daughters, Folanda Young of Oklahoma and Tameka Atkins of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Leo Humphrey and James Humphrey, both of Forrest City, Jake Humphrey, III and Mark Anthony Humphrey, both of Little Rock; three sisters, Bobbie Clark of Dayton, Ohio, Ida Faye Bohannon Humphrey and Rose Mary Humphrey, both of Little Rock and one grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Humphrey will be Friday, July 27, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., at New Light M.B. Church with the Rev. Leon Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Mamie Jo Vaughn Hamby
Mrs. Mamie Jo Vaughn Hamby, age 87, of Caldwell and Forrest City, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Hamby was born April 26, 1914 in Shuqualak, Miss. and was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Ann Baty Vaughn. She was a resident of Forrest City and Caldwell most of her life and was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Caldwell.
Mrs. Hamby was preceded in death by her husband, James Carlton "Buster" Hamby in 1981; three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by one son, David Hamby of Palestine; one daughter, Sandra Benson of Caldwell; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Hamby will be held Saturday, July 28, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 29, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Myron Shaw officiating the service. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Caldwell.
Dollie Mae Bonner
Mrs. Dollie Mae Bonner, age 90, of Forrest City died, Thursday, June 28, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Bonner, born July 9, 1910, in Kilmilka, Miss., was the daughter of George Williams and Rosie Williams. She was a retired nurses aid with Borden Nursing Home.
Mrs. Bonner is survived by two brothers, Floyd Williams and Leroy Williams, both of Forrest City and two sisters, Lola Johnson of Forrest City and Ruby Jones of St. Louis.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonner were held Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Taylor's Chapel CME Church with Rev. Jesse Brown officiating. Burial followed in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Guadalupe Salinas Cano
Mr. Guadalupe Salinas Cano, age 84, of Wynne and a former resident of Widener, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Wynne.
He was born May 27, 1918 in San Benito, Texas, the son of Juan Balderas and Mary Elena Salinas Cano. He was a farmer for the McCains Farms near Widener for 15 years before retiring. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during both World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by three brothers, Juan Cano of Phoenix, Ariz., Eugene Cano of Houston, Texas and Augustin Cano of Dickinson, Texas and a sister, Angelita Cano of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Manuel, Luis and Raymond Cano.
Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, at graveside in Loughridge Cemetery near Colt, with the Rev. Dennis Colvin officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to the Antioch Baptist Church near Wynne. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon "Aubrey" Pervin
Mr. Vernon "Aubrey" Pervin, age 83, of Wynne and St. Francis County, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Pervin was born July 7, 1918, in Colt and was the son of the late Eddie L. and Cora Ella Daniel Pervin. He was a retired farmer and a World War II Veteran. Mr. Pervin was employed for the last several years by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. He was also a member and deacon of Grace Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Lions Club, served as a Boy Scout Troop Leader, a volunteer of the Health Hospice Program for 10 years and volunteered his services for numerous other charities.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roselle Chrisco in 1982; a son, Mike Pervin; a brother, Morris Pervin and a sister, Beatrice Grant.
Mr. Pervin is survived by his wife, Peggy Pervin of Wynne; a grandson, Matt Pervin of Wynne and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Pervin were held Monday, July 30, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Bro. David Ward and Bro. David Langley officiating the service. Burial followed in Smith Chapel Cemetery near Wynne under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be sent to Grace Baptist Church in Wynne.