John Ellis Felts
Mr. John Ellis Felts, age 71, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City.
Mr. Felts, born Nov. 11, 1929, in Keiser, was the son of Harry Ellis Felts and Magnola Horton Felts. He was a former resident of Walnut Ridge and had lived in Forrest City for the past 11 years. He was a master mechanic and a past employee of Flippo Motors. He was also a Baptist.
In 1951 Mr. Felts married Nell Clark, and she survives him along with two sons, John Allen Felts of Missouri and Ronald Wayne Felts of Indiana; two daughters, Laura Diann D'Archangelis of New York and Anita Carol Gallion of Paragould; two brothers Melton Felts of Colorado and Martin Felts of Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Felts will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Felts will be Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Dorothy T. Armstrong
Ms. Dorothy T. Armstrong, age 74, of Marion, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Johnson Hobson Care Home in Marion.
Ms. Armstrong, born June 22, 1926, in Colt, was the daughter of John Tillman Armstrong and Rena Peevey Armstrong. She was formerly of Little Rock and Forrest City and was a retired teacher and real estate agent. Ms. Armstrong was also a Methodist.
Ms. Armstong is survived by several cousins, Billie Sue Bingham, Mary Francis Hall, Gwen Settles, Cyndi Sweat, James Peevey, Michael Peevey, Rebecca Sartini and Phillip Peevey.
Funeral services for Ms. Armstrong will be held Friday, May 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home, Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Elizabeth N. Linder
Mrs. Elizabeth N. Linder, age 95, of Memphis, formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at St. Peter's Manor in Memphis.
Mrs. Linder was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Kordel Linder. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Menne of Memphis; three sons, Joseph Linder of Memphis, Thomas Linder of Wartsburge, Tenn. and Kordel Linder of Forrest City; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Linder will be Wednesday, May 23, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary following, at Canale Funeral Home in Memphis. A one hour visitation will be Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 11:30 a.m., with Mass following at 12:30, at St. Peter's Manor Chapel with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. Arrangements are under the direction of Canale Funeral Home.
Tommy Lee Johnson
Mr. Tommy Lee Johnson, age 58, of Piggott, formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was 58.
Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 28, 1942. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Rob Johnson of Forrest City and Jeremy Johnson of Wynne and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector.
Russell C. Nichol
Mr. Russell C. Nichol, aged 80, of Memphis, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1925, in Devil's Lake, N.D., the son of Elgin Raymond Nichol and Vera Jane Campbell Nichol. He lived in Memphis most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Whitten Memorial Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver and a retired maintenance mechanic for Buckeye Cellulose in Memphis.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Webb Nichol of the home; a daughter, Billie Jane Lovett of Memphis; two sons, Karl Nichol of Memphis and David Nichol of Forrest City; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 25, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. at Forrest Hills Funeral Home East in Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Forrest Hills East, under the direction of Rev. Rob Ray, with burial following at the Forrest Hills East cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Whitten Memorial Baptist building fund.
William G. Oswalt Sr.
Mr. William G. Oswalt Sr., age 88, of Forrest City, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Oswalt, born Sept. 15, 1912, in Dundee, Miss., was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willow Glenn Oswalt. He lived in Forrest City most of his life and was an employee for transporting of gas. Mr. Oswalt was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Heustess in 1999. Mr. Oswalt is survived by three sons, Gerald Oswalt, Glenn Oswalt and Ray Oswalt, all of Forrest City; a brother, W.E. "Tiny" Oswalt of Forrest City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Oswalt were held Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ruby Sherrell, age 86, of Forrest City, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Sherrell, born May 30, 1914, in Forrest City to William Russell Chapman and Neva Lee Chapman, lived in Forrest City all of her life. She was a housewife and a member of Valley View Christian Church.
In 1935 Mrs. Sherrell married Roy Lee Sherrell and he preceded her in death in 1966. She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Britton and Barbara Goodwin, both of Forrest City; a son, James Vest of Palestine; three brothers, Bill Chapman of Oklahoma, Carl Chapman of Heber Springs and Ray Chapman of Forrest City; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Eugene Vest in 1932 and a daughter, Dorothy Gillilland in 1963.
Visitation for Mrs. Sherrell will be Monday, May 28, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 3 p.m., at Valley View Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Alice Lorene Chandler
Mrs. Alice Lorene Chandler, age 61, of Heth, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mrs. Chandler was a home maker and a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Chandler of Heth; three daughters, April Smith of Cleveland, Tenn., Patsy Freeman of Olive Branch, Miss. and Wanda Knight of Paris; five sisters, Geneva Hogland of Parkin, Patsy Busby, May Murray, Judy Martinsen and Connie Shahan, all of Wynne; five brothers, Merle Bailey of Coss Bay, Ore., John Ronnie Bailey of Madisonville, Tenn., Louis Bailey of Parkin, Paul Bailey of West Memphis and Johnny Bailey III of Wynne and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Chandler will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
Izora Covington Foreman
Mrs. Izora Covington Foreman, age 66, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Foreman was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Cotton Plant to Jessie Covington and Queily Jefferson Covington.
She is survived by four daughters, Ethel Mangrum and Teresa Foreman, both of Detroit, Mich., Diaina Rogers of Forrest City and Angela Frazier of Memphis; two sons, Jessie Foreman and John Foreman, both of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Evelyn Nelson of Chicago. Ill, Jessie B. Carter of Cotton Plant and Betty Covington of Milwaukee, Wis. and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Foreman will be Friday, May 4, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Christian Redeeming Spiritual Church #1 with Rev. Therotha Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Dora Lee Medlock
Ms. Dora Lee Medlock, age 86, of Des Arc, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Arkansas Hospice Center.
Ms. Medlock was born June 8, 1914 in Carlisle and was disabled.
She is survived by two brothers, Wilson Medlock of Little Rock and Charles Medlock of North Little Rock and four sisters, Veder Medlock and Dolly Holloway, both of Des Arc, May Lindsey of North Little Rock and Rosetta Medlock of Little Rock.
Funeral services for Ms. Medlock were held Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. ,at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Carlisle under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.