Mrs. Mildred Louise Dunn
Mrs. Mildred Louise Dunn, age 72, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her daughter's Southhaven Miss. home.
Mrs. Dunn was born July 8, 1927 in Forrest City to E. Flanders Thompson and Ethel Mae Gill Thompson. She was a member of the Widener Baptist Church and a housewife.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by two brothers, M. Wilbern Thompson and Elmer Thompson, both of Forrest City; her sister, Hazel Martin of Widener; two sons, Roger Dunn of Forrest City and Ronnie Dunn of Marion; two daughters, Lou Bateman and Ann James, both of Southhaven, Miss.; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Morgan Chapel with Brother Bud Davis officiating. The burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Retha Tolise Hughes
Retha Tolise Hughes, age 77, of Caldwell, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of Henry Earl Britton and Rosalie May Britton. She lived in Caldwell most of her life, was the city clerk for Caldwell and was a member of the Crowley's Ridge Baptist Church.
She married Joseph Preston "Joe" Hughes in 1938, and he survives her along with one son, Rev. J.E. Hughes of Forrest City; one brother, Robert Bransford Britton of Forrest City; three sisters, Ruth Turner and Gracie Duffel, both of Forrest City and Janie Hughes of Caldwell; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at 3 p.m. at the Caldwell Baptist Church with Rev. R.B. Hoshaw and Rev. W.G. Davis officiating with burial following in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials are to be made to the Crowley's Ridge Baptist Church or the Goodwin Baptist Church.
Charles A. Pettus
Charles A. Pettus, age 94, of Russellville, formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.
He was born Sept. 15, 1905, in Forrest City and was the son of S. L. Pettus and Martha Lilly Pettus. He was a retired water well driller. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Russellville.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Vance Pettus of Arizona and Bro. Larry Pettus of Russellville; three sisters, Polly Jones and Lillie Pettus, both of Forrest City and Margaret Petty of Little Rock; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with his son, Bro. Larry Pettus officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Burnice Harris, age 82, of Forrest City, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at her home.
She was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Birmingham, Ala. and was the daughter of Turner and Essie Metcalf. She was a farmer.
She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Robinson of Forrest City and Willie Sott of San Diego, Calif.; and a niece, Nancy Adell of Forrest City.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home with Rev. John W. Lockhart officiating with burial following in Casteel Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Clay Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Marvin Lee Smith
Mr. Marvin Lee Smith, age 73, of Colt, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 1999, in an automobile accident.
Mr. Smith was born April 3, 1926, in Colt, the son of the late Dudley T. and Mathilda Ellis Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Colt and was the owner and operator of a sawmill.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Morris Smith of the home; six sons, Roy Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., Marvin M. Smith of Harrison, Andy Smith of Colt, David C. Smith, Murray Smith and Larry Smith, all of Wynne; three daughters, Jeanne C. Wolfe of Wynne, Linda Pierce of Jonesboro and Patty S. Ruesing of Greenbrier; two brothers, B.F. Smith of Wynne and Frank Smith of Cherry Valley; two sisters, Pauline Hodges and Minnie Proctor, both of Wynne; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Lee Smith; five brothers and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne with Rev. Elzie Frazier of the Ellis Faith Assembly Church and David Yates, of the Pine Tree Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Barnishaw Cemetery in the Pine Tree Community under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory.
The family requests memorials be made to the Ellis Faith Assembly Church or Barnishaw Cemetery.
Woodrow Turner Jones
Woodrow Turner Jones, age 85, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his home.
He was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Salem and was the son of Augustus Levi Jones and Louella Cross Jones. He lived in the Salem Community until moving to Forrest City in 1984. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Salem Methodist Church.
He married Estelle Kyzer in 1932, and she preceded him in death in 1987, along with a daughter, Nadine Jones, who died in 1942. He later married Dollie Coffman Warren and she preceded him in death in 1996.
He is survived by one daughter, Sybil May of Forrest City; two sons, Alton W. Jones of Forrest City and Wendell K. Jones of Salem; one step-son, Larry "Buddy" Warren of Little Rock; two step-daughters, Melba Langham of West Memphis and Glenda Self of Nederland, Texas; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; 13 step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren, and one step great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Salem Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Hoskins officiating assisted by Rev. Kavan Dodson. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery or the Camp Ridgedale at Vanleer, Tenn.
George David "Jack" Talley
George David "Jack" Talley, age 60, of Colt, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.
He was the son of Will and Meda Talley and was a welder.
He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Nichols of Forrest City and Teresa Lee of Wynne; one son, Tommy Talley of Forrest City; one sister, Ann Talley of Illinois; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Louthridge Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Robert L. Bobo
Robert L. Bobo, age 77, of Heth, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Bobo of Heth; five daughters, Verba Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, Alma Dortch of Chicago, Ill., Shirley Goodall, Darlene Neal and Carolyn Bobo, all of Heth; five sons, Nelson Bobo of Miami, Fla., Eddie Bobo of Dallas, Texas, Dale Bobo of Caldwell, Rev. James Bobo of Tyronza, and Devonta Bobo of Heth; two sisters, Azzie Barton of Chicago and Helen Bobo of Hughes; two brothers, Roosevelt Barton of Forrest City and Cardell Bobo of Hughes; 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Anthony Funeral Home in Anthonyville from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church in Widener, with burial in the church cemetery under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home.
Exziaver T. Tobar
Exziaver T. Tobar, age 3, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his home.
He was born Nov. 2, 1995, in West Memphis to Schonda Tobar and Joe Willie Green, who survive him.
He is also survived by two sisters, Shomonique Abston of Colt, and Lanae Jarrett of Forrest City; a brother, Dareese Green of Forrest City; two grandmothers, Lucille Haggins of Forrest City and Barbar Walker of Palestine; two grandfathers, Theodis Haggins of Pine Bluff and Joe Breathitt of Chicago, Ill.; and a great-grandfather, Charlie Green of Little Rock.
Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Woodhouse Mortuary from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Jericho Church of God in Christ with Elder Nathanael Pendleton officiating and burial to follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Stella Morris Andridge
Funeral services for Stella Morris Andridge were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the First United Methodist Church in Fairhope, Alabama.
Mrs. Andridge, who had made her home in the Mobile area for many years, was a native of St. Francis County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Morris of Widener, and a graduate of Forrest City High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brother, Carl Morris of Forrest City.
She is survived by a son, a daughter and other family members in Arkansas.