Calvin Lee Stewart
Mr. Calvin Lee Stewart, age 59, of Colt, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Veterans Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Stewart was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Forrest City and was the son of Calvin Stewart and Dorothy Dean Watkins Stewart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a machinist and a Baptist.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Bettie Stewart of Forrest City; a son, Calvin Stewart of Caddo Gap; a daughter, Lois Stewart of Caddo Gap; a brother, Larry White; a sister, Dorothy Dean and a granddaughter.
A graveside service was held for Mr. Stewart on Monday, July 30, 2001, at 11 a.m. , at Loughridge Cemetery with Rev. Gary Chapman officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Izora Good, age 82, of Brinkley, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Arkansas Hospice Center in North Little Rock.
Mrs. Good, born April 14, 1919, in Lafe, was the daughter of Albert and Harriet Carnett Cole. She lived most of her life in the Wheatley and Brinkley areas. Mrs. Good was a member of the Goodwin Baptist Church in Goodwin, the women's missionary union and the home demonstration club.
Mrs. Good was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Earl "Dock" Good and a granddaughter, Kim Woods, of Austin, Texas.
She is survived by a son, Albert Good, of Wheatley; three daughters, Joyce Pillow, of Batesville, Joan Shumate of Branch and Jane Woods of Brinkley; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Good will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Goodwin Baptist Church with Dr. J.E. Hughes and Bro. Bill Good officiating with burial to follow in Johnston Funeral Home under the direction of Fowler Funeral Home. There will be a visitation service tonight, Tuesday, July 31, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fowler Funeral Home.
Loyd Arthur Howell
Mr. Loyd Arthur Howell, age 83, of Memphis, died, Sunday, July 29, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Memphis.
Mr. Howell, a retired carpenter, was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Howell. He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Perry of Forrest City and Hazel Edgens of Cedartown, Ga.; and a brother Joe Howell of Chapel Hill, Va.
Funeral services for Mr. Howell will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Forest Hill East Chapel in Memphis burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery under the direction of Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis.
Linda Sue Dennis
Mrs. Linda Sue Dennis, aged 53, of Palestine, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
She was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Marmaduke, the daughter of Brouse Fry and Anna Pauline Saylor Fry. She made her home in the Palestine area most of her life, was a housewife and a member of the Palestine Church of Christ.
In 1965 she married Wayne Dennis, who survives her. Mrs. Dennis is also survied by a daughter, Shelly Thrash of Palestine, three sisters, Brouseline Perry of Oceanside, Calif., Vickie Whittenton of Moore, Okla. and Elezebeth Mathes of Palestine; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angelina Dawn Swiney, in 1992 and a brother, Richard Paul Fry in 1994.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home, with Bro. Andy Cates officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery.
Emogene "Jean" Nuckolls
Mrs. Emogene "Jean" Nuckolls, aged 75, of Bull Shoals and formerly of Forrest City, died Monday July 2, 2001, at her home.
She was born May 3, 1926, in Forrest City, the daughter of the late Revel and Ora Gwathney Gregory. She was a member of the Bull Shoals United Methodist Church, the Art Club and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husand, A.D. Nuckolls; a daughter, Rita Darling of Bull Shoals; one grandchild and one great grandchild.
Visitation was from noon until 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the Bull Shoals United Methodist Church. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Goldman and Rev. Dr. Fred Taylor officiating with Roller Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial followed in Baxter Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or the American Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Lenora Roberts, age 81, of Madison, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Roberts, a homemaker, was a member of Spritual Church #24 in Widener. She is survived by two daughters, Pearlie Carson and Deliah Harris, both of Pontiac, Mich.; four sons, Nathenial Roberts, Anthony Roberts and A.D. Roberts, all of Pontiac, Mich. and Frank Roberts of Madison; 76 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren; 80 great-great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Roberts will be held Friday, July 6, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel in Forrest City. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2001, 12:30 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Chester Rolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Ralph Leonard Sampley
Mr. Ralph Leonard Sampley, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Sampley, born July 26, 1920, in Forrest City, was the son of D.F. Sampley and Eunice Roberts Sampley. He served as a Master Sergeant in the Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater where he received the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medals. He was a local merchant and a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a member of the Lions Club, Jaycees and the Masons.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Sampley; three daughters, Kay Murry and Debbie Montgomery, both of Forrest City, and Anita Fletcher of Fayetteville; two sisters, Dora Lee Smith of Forrest City and Willene Ramsey of Memphis and five grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mr. Sampley were held today, Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Danny Haflich officiating under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Erma Virgie Thomas
Mrs. Erma Virgie Thomas, aged 93, of Russellville and formerly of Pine Tree, died Monday, July 2, 2001.
She was born March 7, 1908, in Pine Tree, the daughter of Arthur Sulcer and Nettie Logan Sulcer. She made her home in the Pine Tree area near Forrest City most of her life. She was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
In 1924, she married Wesley Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1993. She is survived by a sister, Edith Ellis of Pine Tree, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Thomas, in 1968.
Graveside services were held today, Thursday, July 5, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree, with Bro. Rodney Etheridge officiating under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dorothy Goacher, age 72, of Hughes, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Goacher, a housewife, is survived by a son, Danny Goacher of Hughes and three sisters, Billie Schell of Jonesboro, Ga., and Winfred Johnson and Frankie Speece, both of Iuka, Miss. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Sanford Goacher; Carl Goacher and Brenda Goacher.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 7, from 6-9 p.m. in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Funeral services for Mrs. Goacher will be held Sunday, July 8, 2001, also at of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
Lucille Ishmael, age 92, of Palestine, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East, in Memphis.
Mrs. Ishmael, born Aug. 16, 1908, in Palestine was the daughter of Charlie J. and Peral Jackson Smith. She was a member of Mount Gillian M.B. Church in Gill where she served as church clerk, Sunday school teacher, youth supervisor, mission president and president of the pastor's aide association. She was a former educator was retired from the Lee County Co-Op Clinic in Marianna.
She is survived by a step-son, Asie Ishmael of Detroit, Mich.; a step-daughter, Ethel Davis of Chicago, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ishmael; a step-son, Henry Ishmael and a brother, Charlie Smith.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ishmael will be held Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gillian M.B. Church in Gill with Rev. Timothy Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in Felton. Branscumb-Johnson-Gilchrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph "Joe" R. Myers
Mr. Joseph "Joe" R. Myers, age 59, of Moro, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Myers, born Aug. 27, 1941 in Crystal Springs, Miss., was the son of Charles Raymond Myers and Billie Butler Myers. Mr. Myers, a Moro resident of 23 years, was a veteran of the National Guard and served in the Vietnam War and was a Methodist. He was a sales representative with Delta Grain in Clarenden and attended school at Delta State in Cleveland, Miss., and at Memphis State University in Memphis and served as owner and manager of Myers Ford Tractor company in Marianna.
In 1975 Mr. Myers married Faye Myers and she survives him along with a daughter; Mandy Faye Myers of Moro; a step son Williams F. Curtis III of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a step-daughter, Merry Elizabeth Curtis of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his mother; two brothers, Dr. Richard Myers of Springfield, Mo. and Chuck Myers of Carlisle and a sister Sherry Williams of Lepanto.
Visitation services for Mr. Myers will be held Saturday, July 7, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with the funeral following at 2 p.m. graveside in Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Judy Wilson Clark officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.