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St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in Forrest City, Hughes, Madison, Palestine, Wheatley, Widener, Caldwell, and Colt.)

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St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituary Collection

St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituary Collection - 80

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Date: Sunday, 14 February 2010, at 1:48 a.m.

Mary Ruth Anderson
Mrs. Mary Ruth Anderson, age 74, of Forrest City, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Anderson, born Sept. 22, 1926, in Tyronza, was the daughter of A.E. McCorkle and Myrtle Harmon McCorkle. She was a St. Francis County resident for most of her life and was a retired dietitian and a housewife. She was also a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
In 1943, Mrs. Anderson married Curtis Anderson and he survives her. She is also survived by a daughter, Debbie Feagin of Bald Knob; a sister, Ruby Ross of Helena; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Anderson, in 1978, and Ricky Anderson, in 1995.
Visitation for Mrs. Anderson will be held Monday, July 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mrs. Anderson will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Jonathan Taylor Sr.
Mr. Jonathan Taylor, Sr., age 54, of Champagne, Ill., formerly of Palestine, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Provina Hospital in Champagne.
Mr. Taylor, born Dec. 7, 1946, in Palestine, was the son of Pearlie Walker and was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Forrest City.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Shirley Webb Taylor of Champagne, Ill.; four daughters, Marion Smith, of Palestine, JoAnn Wilkerson of St. Louis, Mo., Marie Dillard of Caldwell and Rosaland Taylor of Forrest City; a son, Jonathan Taylor Jr. of Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Murline Byers of Forrest City and a brother, Soloman Taylor of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Williams Temple Church of God in Christ in Palestine with Elder Nathaniel Pendelton officiating. Burial will follow in Jericho Cemetery. There will be a visitation service preceding the funeral from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Woodhouse Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Ingle
Mr. Ray Ingle, age 73, of Cherry Valley, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at St. Benard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Ingle was born March 24, 1928, in Holcum, Mo, and was the son of the late Clint Dennis and Barbara Sanders Ingle. He was a retired farmer and rancher and was a Baptist.
Mr. Ingle was preceded in death by three brothers, Louie Ingle, Joe Ingle and Leon Ingle; three sisters, Modine Sutton, Margaret Smith and Garaldine Whitlow and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Nicole Houlberg.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Newsom Ingle of the home; a son, Reggie Ingle of Marion; four daughters, Ellen Peeler of Vanndale, Venetta Ingle of Forrest City, Jackie Ingle McCay of Millington, Tenn. and Connie Ingle of Southhaven, Miss.; three sisters, Wilma Gama of Chicago, Ill., Virgie Pharris of Nashville, Tenn. and Diane Carr of Jackson, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Ingle will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Miller officiating the service. Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. John W. Lockhart Sr.
Rev. John W. Lockhart Sr., age 82, of Forrest City, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Rev. Lockhart was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Marianna. He was a retired instructor in the Forrest City School District, an Army veteran and was founder and pastor emeritus at United Christian M.B. Church.
He is survived by four sons, John W. Lockhart Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Jimmie Lockhart of Southfield, Mich., Donald Lockhart of Atlanta, Ga. and Kenneth Lockhart of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Melvin Lockhart of Forrest City and Henderson Lockhart of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Lillie Lockhart and Nellie Conyers, both of St. Louis, Mo. and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Rev. Lockhart will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. at United Christian M.B. Church with Rev. Uzziah Duncan and Rev. Ricky Benson officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

William Curtis Jordan
Mr. William Curtis Jordan, age 81, of Palestine, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Jordan was born Aug. 8, 1919 in Palestine and was the son of Ed Jordan and Gertrude Wooten Jordan. He was a farmer and a Baptist.
Mr. Jordan is survived by two sons, Leroy Curtis Jordan and Kenneth Jordan, both of Dublin, Calif.; one daughter, Linda Curtis of Oregon; one brother, Floyd Jordan of Forrest City; one sister, Christine Wendell of Marianna; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Jordan will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery near Palestine under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Allen Mills
Mr. Allen Mills, age 83, of Widener, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Mills, born August 17, 1917, in Haynes, was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mills of Madison; 10 sons, Allen Mills Jr., Andrew Mills, Freddie Mills, Robert Mills, Theodis Mills, David Mills, Donald Mills and Cleotis Mills, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Sylvester Mills of Batesville and James Mills of Madison; four daughters, Bertha Mills and Charleane Thompson, both of Madison and Allene Mills and Cheryl Green, both of Forrest City; 54 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Mills will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Mills will be held Thursday, July 19, 2001, at noon at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Chester Rolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Kenneth "M.C." Wright Sr.
Mr. Kenneth "M.C." Wright Sr., age 58, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Wright, born July 9, 1942, in Forrest City, was the son of Andrew Wright and Lee Ora Mooney Wright.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Octavia Morris Wright of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Andrea Wright and Lori Lewis, both of Danville, Ill.; three sons, Kenneth Wright Jr. of Danville, Ill., and Gregory Morris and Christon Muse, both of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Imogene Wright and Emma Goodwin, both of Forrest City; a brother, Jessie Wright of Forrest City and 15 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Wright will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Wright will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. at United Christian M.B. Church with Rev. Lester Taggart officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Juanita Martin
Mrs. Juanita Martin, age 60, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Martin was born on July 13, 1940, and was the daughter of Jack Sorrells and Emma Hicks Sorrells. She was an employee of Sanyo Manufacturing and she was a Baptist.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Vivian Sorrells and one brother, Lonnie Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Martin of Forrest City; her step-father, Floyd Fisher of Hackett; four sons, Marty Davis of Pennsylvania, Michael Davis of Centerton, Billy Joe Martin and Jerry Wayne Martin, both of Forrest City; four daughters, Kim Breeding of Brinkley, Tammy Brandon of Stuttgart, Lori Cullum of Benton and Linda Leslie of West Memphis; three brothers, Jackie Sorrells of Marianna, Gayland Fisher of Waldron and Benny Fisher of Hackett; six sisters, Agnes McNair of North Dakota, Pauline Ward of Forrest City, Jean Barnes of Louisiana, Winsel Harper of Lexa, Bertha Flaharity of Aubrey and Peggy Casteel of Marianna; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Martin will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bartley Hillis officiating. Burial will follow at Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Ralph M. Aycock
Mr. Ralph M. Aycock, age 84, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. Aycock, born April 18, 1917, was the son of Ben Aycock and Agnes Martin Aycock. He was a mechanic and small business owner prior to his retirement. He was also a member of Caldwell Baptist Church.
Mr. Aycock was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Pritchard and a daughter Jo Ellen Ivy. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Burns Aycock of the home; a son, Al Aycock of Wynne; a daughter, Melba Lynn Early of West Memphis; a sister, Edna Walker of Gosnell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Aycock will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Aycock are scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Dan Minton officiating, assisted by Bro. Myron Shaw. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Joe Keith McCollum
Mr. Joe Keith McCollum, age 67, of Memphis, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. McCollum, born Dec. 4, 1933, in Memphis, was the son of B. McCollum Sr. and Lena Hopper McCollum. He lived in the Memphis are for most of his life and was a merchant and a bonds trader.
Mr. McCollum is survived by four daughters; a brother, B. McCollum Jr. of Heth and 10 neices and nephews.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. McCollum were held Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion.

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