Guy Eugene "Gene" Arnold Sr.
Mr. Guy Eugene "Gene" Arnold, Sr., age 67 of Hughes, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Arnold was a service man for Arkansas Power and Light as well as a member of the Red Gum Lodge in Hughes, a 32nd degree Mason KCCH. He was also the city recorder for the city of Hughes and chairman of the administration board of Hughes United Methodist Church.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Shirley Arnold of Hughes; two daughters, Gwendolyn Galloway of Conway and Dianna Gozcher of Hughes; three sons, Guy Arnold, Jr., of Widener, James Arnold of Morrilton and Don Arnold of Hughes and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Arnold were held Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
Helen E. McCurley Bennett
Mrs. Helen E. McCurley Bennett, age 71, of Colt, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Bennett was born Sept. 28, 1929 and was the daughter of Tony Lee McCurley, Sr. and Nora Virginia Caldwell McCurley. She was retired from General Industries and was a member of the Caldwell Baptist Church, where she was active in the senior citizens group.
Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her father and step-father, one brother, one sister and a son, Lester Bennett.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Bennett, Jr. of the home; her mother, Nora Parke of Forrest City; three sons, Harold Bennett of Caldwell, Larry Bennett and Howard Bennett, both of Forrest City; three daughters, Patricia Garrett of Colt, Rhonda Gregory of Luling, La. and Yvonne Crossen of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Tony McCurley, Jr., and Paul Parke, both of Forrest City; two sisters, Eloise Rice and Juanita Jountz, both of Illinois; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Bennett will be Tuesday, June 19, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Caldwell Baptist Church at Caldwell with Bro. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Mr. Hardin Crowe, age 83, of Palestine, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Crowe was born Aug. 14, 1917 in Kentucky and was the son of Samuel Crowe and Attola Hedden Crowe. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life and was a retired timberman.
Mr. Crowe is survived by one sister, Beatrice Halbert of Palestine and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Crowe will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Crowe will be held graveside Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at the White Hall Cemetery in Hillman Arkansas with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Addison Gray Erwin
Miss Addison Gray Erwin, age five weeks, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
She is survived by her parents, Jeff and Paula Jayroe Erwin of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Henry Dale and Judy Jayroe of Palestine and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gray of Forrest City; paternal grandparents, Ron and Linda Erwin of Jonesboro; a maternal great-grandmother, Geraldine Giles of Palestine and paternal great-grandparents, June Erwin of Jonesboro and Ray and Mae Robertson of Jonesboro.
Visitation for Miss Erwin will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Central Baptist Church of Jonesboro with Rev. Mike Adams and Rev. James Dean officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Central Baptist Church building fund, Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, or to Gideons International.
Mr. Larry Little, age 52, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Little was born Jan. 29, 1949, and was an employee of Sanyo for 33 years. He was the son of Neuvertra Little of Forrest City and she survives him along with two daughters, Kizzy Mack of Jacksonville and Kimberly Maxie of Grand Prairie, Texas; three sons, Derrick Little of Houston, Texas, Larry Lamont Little of Dallas, Texas and Kauwanza Little of Widener; five sisters, Barbara Sandifer, Doris Robinson, Billie Little and Yvonne Williams, all of Forrest City and Gloria Jean Martin of Chicago, Ill., and five grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Little will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Little will be held Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 507 N. Rosser, with Rev. Charles Latham and Rev. Norris Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Milton Powell Remley
Mr. Milton Powell Remley, age 81, of Newport, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Newport.
Mr. Remley, born Jan. 15, 1920, in Marvell, was the son of E.P. and Ruth Remley. Mr. Remley, formerly of Helena, was a graduate of Marvell High School and was a self employed electrician. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newport, where he was a member of the Methodist Men and Methodist Administration Board. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served in World War II, the Korean War and the Middle East. He was a member and past commander of the Legionnaires and the D.A.V. and he was also a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He served as a Boy Scout leader for over 30 years and was a volunteer fireman.
In 1945 Mr. Remley married Lorraine Bresee and she survives him along with a son, Joseph Remley of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two daughters, Helen Bullard of Newport and Michelle Boyles of Indianola, Miss.; a brother, James Remley of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Helen Stephens of Forrest City; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, E.P. Remley, Darrow Remley, Eugene Remley and Joseph Remley and a sister, Norma Remley.
There will be a visitation service, for Mr. Remley, Thursday, June 21, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Remley will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church at Newport with Rev. Larry Martineau and Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial will take place Friday June 22, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Marvell Cemetery in Marvell under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home Inc. in Newport.
Mrs. Alice Washington, age 69, of Madison, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in her home.
Mrs. Washington was born April 2, 1932, in Newport. She was a retired farmer. She is survived by her husband, John Washington Jr. of the home; seven sons, Johnny Jones, George Washington and Robert Washington, all of Forrest City, Freddie Jones of Memphis, William Washington and John W. Washington III, both of Madison and Eddie Washington of Osceola; six daughters, Mable Nelson and Willeen Covington, both of Hayti, Mo., Mamie Beal and Martha Morrow, both of Widener, Lula M. Washington of Madison and Juanita Hunt of Jonesboro; four brothers, Joe Bob Jones and Walter Jones, both of Hayti, Mo., Jessie Jones of Chicago, Ill., and Dee Jones Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Mack and Lula Mae Olden, both of Hayti, Mo., Ruby Jones of Nashville, Tenn., and Sue Childress of Kennett, Mo.; 150 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Washington will be Friday, June 22, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Washington will be Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Marlon Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Scott-Bond Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
John Wayne Armstrong
Mr. John Wayne Armstrong, age 69, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Armstrong, born March 6, 1932, in Irving, Texas, was the son of P.S. Armstrong and Mary Cader Armstrong Beason. He lived in the Forrest City area most of his life and was retired from Old Reliable Insurance Company. He also was an employee of Vaccaro Lumber Company and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1955 Mr. Armstrong married Elizabeth Rich and she survives him along with a son, John Wallace Armstrong of Memphis; two daughters, Rebecca Lee of Forrest City and Christine Armstrong Moore of Memphis; a brother, William Beason of Heber Springs; a sister Mary Tom Weaver of Arab, Ala.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Mr. Armstrong will be held Sunday, June 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. There will be a visitation service prior to the memorial service beginning at noon. Steven's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Key Life, PO Box 945000, Maitland, Fla., 32794-5000 or Family Life Today, PO Box 8220, Little Rock, Ark., 72221-3840 or the charity of one's choice.
Betty Jean Foxx Hudson
Mrs. Betty Jean Foxx Hudson, age 68, of Wynne, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Hudson was born Oct. 3, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Oscar Franklin and Maggie Belle Gann Foxx. She was a sales clerk at Reginald Lee's in Wynne for the past 14 years and was a former line supervisor at Sanyo Manufacturing in Forrest City for over 24 years. Mrs. Hudson was a Baptist and a member of the Moose Lodge in Forrest City. She was also a lifelong resident of Wynne.
Mrs. Hudson is survived by two sons, Danny Burrow and Donnie Burrow, both of Wynne; a sister, Mildred McCoy of Wynne; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Everett Foxx and a sister Edith Nixon.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hudson were held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery in Wynne with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorials be made to the Cross County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Mildred Hodges Mullikin
Mrs. Mildred Hodges Mullikin, age 93, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. Mullikin, born, Nov. 30, 1907 in Forrest City, was the daughter of Samuel Lee Hodges and Emma Haven Hodges. Mrs. Mullikin lived her entire life in Forrest City and was a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Garden Gate Club.
In 1930 she married Lloyd Raymond Mullikin and he preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by a daughter Marcille Farr of West Hartford , Conn. and three grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation services are scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. A graveside service for Mrs. Mullikin will be held Sunday, June 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials be sent to Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.