Lortha Green Boone
Mrs. Lortha Green Boone, age 84, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. Boone was born June 14, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo. She was the daughter of Henry Woods and Lizzie Brown Woods.
Mrs. Boone is survived by a brother, Willie G. Woods of Mableton, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Boone will be held Friday, March 30, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary with Rev. Robert Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Jerome M. Wallace
Mr. Jerome M. Wallace, age 25, of West Memphis, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Mr. Wallace is survived by his mother, Barbara Wallace Dandridge of West Memphis; his father, Clarence Pearson Sr. of Forrest City; a daughter, Jermishia Wallace of Memphis; two sisters, Shena Dandridge of West Memphis and Telisha Pearson of Forrest City; four brothers, Marvin Wallace of West Memphis, Shannon Leaster of Kuwait, Clarence Pearson Jr. and Stephone Pearson, both of Forrest City; his grandparents, Richard and Martha Wallace and William and Marie Shipp, all of Sunset.
Visitation for Mr. Wallace will be Friday, March 30, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Anthony Funeral Home Chapel South in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 12:30 p.m., at Rising Sun M.B. Church in Sunset with burial following in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson. Anthony Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Cleavon Gatewood, age 69, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mr. Gatewood, born June 21, 1931, in Lagrange, Tenn., was a retired farmer. He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Gatewood of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five brothers, Andrew Gatewood, Thomas Gatewood and Earnest White, all of Little Rock, John Gatewood Jr., of Holly Springs, Miss. and Edward Gatewood of Widener; nine sisters, Dora Jean Summage of Omaha, Neb., Evester Gatewood of Detroit, Mich., Earnestine Lewis, Nettie Mae Parks and Mary Butler, all of Little Rock, Louise Crawford, Linda Gatewood and Lillie B. Watson, all of Forrest City and Pearlie Barley of Rochester, N.Y. and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Gatewood will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
Herman B. Fisher
Mr. Herman B. Fisher, age 76, of Earle, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Fisher, born Aug. 16, 1924, in Hayti, Mo., was the son of Ottis Fisher and Ida Mae Fisher. He was a heavy equipment operator and welder for over 30 years. Mr. Fisher was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient.
In 1963 Mr. Fisher married Dicie Keys and she survives him along with three sons, Kenny Fisher of Paragould, Tommy Fisher of Dittmer, Mo. and John Fisher of Widener; six daughters, Carolyn Lucas of Desoto, Mo., Rosemary Storz of Hillsboro, Mo., Marylynn Fisher of St. Ann, Mo., Lisa Ragland of Vanndale, Carolyn Woods of Lilbourn, Mo. and Nancy Fisher of Malvern; a brother Ottis Fisher Jr. of Union , Mo.; a sister, Alice Frankum of Sikeston, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Herman Fisher and Wayne Fisher and a brother, Hershel Fisher.
Funeral services for Mr. Fisher were held Monday, March 5, 2001, in the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne. Rev. Valerie Duncan officiated. Burial followed in the Vanndale Cemetery at Vanndale under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.
Lawrence J. McCoy
Mr. Lawrence J. McCoy, age 78, of Marianna, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in his home.
Mr. McCoy, born April 28, 1922, in Monroe, was the son of Will and Josie McCoy. He was a World War II veteran where he served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He retired from Alton Box Board in East Alton, Ill., after 25 years of service and also operated McCoy Tree Service for 26 years. He was a member of Amistad Temple and a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite-Bodear Consistory and the Bethel Lodge 406 AF and AM.
In 1992 Mr. McCoy married Lucille Walker Wilson of Marianna and she survives him. He is also survived by three sons, Larry McCoy of Chatham, Ill., Lonnie McCoy of East Alton, Ill., and Bill McCoy of Jerseyville, Ill.; three daughters, Cheryl Pyle of Austin, Texas, Elaine Butkovich of St. Louis, Mo. and Beverly Workman of East Alton, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Newt McCoy, Pete McCoy, Mal McCoy and Tim McCoy and one sister, Mellie Depriest.
Funeral services for Mr. McCoy were held Monday, March 5, 2001, at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto, Ill. Burial followed at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Mo., or Hospice Care in Marianna.
Dorothy L. McGraw Owens
Mrs. Dorothy L. McGraw Owens, age 70, of Wynne, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Owens was born on May 9, 1930 in Dewitt. She was the daughter of Ray Allen and Mary Irene Parker McGraw. Mrs. Owens attended school in Arkansas County. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Addison Shoe Company of Wynne. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne and was a member of the Joy Singers. She was married to Mr. Alvie Ray Owens on Oct. 14, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1998, along with a brother, Bill McGraw.
Mrs. Owens is survived by five sons, Robert Owens of Horn Lake, Miss., Kenneth Owens, Harold Owens and Jon Owens, all of Wynne, and Tim Owens of Marion; one daughter, Mary Owens Yarbrough of Claxton, Ga.; three brothers, Arthur McGraw of Lonoke, Allen McGraw of Sallisaw, Okla. and Parker McGraw of Dewitt; two sisters, Elizabeth Bazarow of Dewitt and Eunice Wilson of Dumas; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Owens were held on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne, with the Rev. Ray Dean Davis officiating. Burial followed in the McElroy Cemetery with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne.
Ruth Daggett Moore
Mrs. Ruth Daggett Moore, age 93, of Forrest City, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Crestpark Nursing Home.
Mrs. Moore was born on Feb. 14, 1908 in West Point, Miss. She was the daughter of Frederick Hunt Daggett and Janie Hopson Daggett. Mrs. Moore made her home in Forrest City the past 20 years, where she was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Moore married Earl Thomas Moore in 1977 and he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by a son, Sam Rolfe of Forrest City; a stepdaughter, Faye Moore Payne of Heth; a stepson, Tom Moore of Canton, Ga.; three granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Ted Parker officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Christian Church.
Ruth Warbritton Urton
Mrs. Ruth Warbritton Urton, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Urton was born on July 29, 1920, in Bee Branch and was the daughter of James Alfred Warbritton and Eliza Victoria Fleming Warbritton. She lived in Conway, North Little Rock and Jonesboro before moving to Forrest City. Mrs. Urton was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She married John R. Urton in 1941 and he survives her along with two sons, John Daniel Urton of Rock Island, Ill. and Samuel Britton Urton of North Little Rock; a daughter, Victoria Harris of Forrest City; a sister, Nell Warbritton Graddy of Beebe and seven grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Urton will be Wednesday, March 7, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The family request memorials be made to the Corinne Hodges Mission Fund.
Mrs. Annie Burgess, age 97, of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 3, 2001 at Crestpark Nursing Home.
Mrs. Burgess was a homemaker. She was married to Clarence Burgess and he preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Burgess Brooks of Little Rock and a son, Charlie Bedford of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Burgess will be Friday, March 9, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Felix Duckworth officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Lucy A. Thomas
Ms. Lucy A. Thomas, age 78, of Calumet City, Ill., formerly of Round Pound, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Calumet City, Ill.
Ms. Thomas was born on Dec. 11, 1922, in Round Pound. She was the daughter of Tom and Hattie Thomas. Ms. Thomas was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Round Pound and later, joined the Ministry of Valley Kingdom Ministries, International in Calumet City, Ill. She had been a seamstress for 45 year.
She is survived by a son, Lee Vertis Thomas of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Doris Denise Dickerson of Calumet City, Ill.; two brothers, Willis Jackson of Wyatt, Mo. and Tom Thomas of Compton, Calif.; four sisters, Lucinda Johnson, Stella Barton and Augusta Baker, all of Forrest City and Grace Dudley of Cleveland, Ohio and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Thomas will be Saturday, March 10, 2001 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Ministry of Valley Kingdom Ministries, International in Calumet City, Ill. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Homewood Memorial Garden Cemetery under the direction of W.W. Holt Funeral Home of Harvey, Ill.