Mr. J.T. Jarrett, age 72, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Jarrett, born May 17, 1929, in Mississippi was the son of Will S. Jarrett and Mabel Tharp Jarrett. He made his home in Palestine for all of his life and was a retired farmer.
In 1948 Mr. Jarrett married Monette Green and she survives him along with three sons, Jerry Jarrett and Donnie Jarrett, both of Palestine and Ronnie Jarrett of Caldwell; three daughters, Patricia Jumper of Palestine, Brenda Blankenship of Mt. Vernon, Texas and Cheryle Laws of Forrest City; two brothers Paul Jarrett of Galt, Miss. and Dennis Jarrett of Shaw, Miss.; two sisters, Olivia Killebrew of Gulfport, Miss. and Louise Gentry of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Jarrett will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Jarrett will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Twin Assembly Church of God in Palestine with Bro. Ed Dickerson and Bro. A.T. Blankenship officiating the service. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Angela Kathleen "Angie" Jones
Ms. Angela Kathleen "Angie" Jones, age 35, of Tulsa, Okla., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at her home.
Ms. Jones was born Dec. 21, 1965, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of James E. Jones and Joyce E. Borden Jones. She was formerly of Palestine before moving to Hardy and had lived in Tulsa, Okla. the past six years. Ms. Jones was an employee of Wal-Mart and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Jones; one brother, James E. Jones Jr.; her maternal grandfather, Dave Borden and her paternal grandparents, Ben Jones and Dora Jones.
Ms. Jones is survived by her mother, Joyce E. Jones of Hardy; four sisters, Laveta Ross, Gloria Christian and Laurie Hoots, all of Palestine and Tina Ungerank of Pocahantas and her maternal grandmother, Meckie Borden of Palestine.
Visitation for Ms. Jones will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Ms. Jones will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at 2:30 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Horace Donald Lindsey
Mr. Horace Donald Lindsey, age 78, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. Lindsey was born July 7, 1923, in Quitman, and was the son of William Simpson Lindsey and Edna Earl VunCannan Lindsey. He had made his home in Forrest City most of his life where he was retired from Eaton Corporation and was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Ernestine P. Hess Lindsey; three daughters, Diane Lindsey of Forrest City, Doris Lindsey of Conway and Debra Frizzell of Austin, Texas; two sons, Donald W. Lindsey of Broken Arrow, Okla. and David J. Lindsey of Inola, Okla. and six grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Lindsey will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Hughes Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Clentis R. Oxner
Mr. Clentis R. Oxner, age 87, of Marianna, died, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Oxner, born Feb. 15, 1914, in Oak Forrest, was the son of Lazarus Enoch Oxner and Cora Ann Johnson. He was a retired employee of D&L Manufacturing in Marianna and a Methodist by faith.
Mr. Oxner was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Oxner. He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Skinner of Bradford, Eugenia Boals of Rondo and Patsy Richart of Forrest City; a son, Harvey Oxner of Hot Springs; two sisters, Dorothy Pickens of Marianna and Kathryn Bosnick of Moro; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Oxner will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna. There will be a graveside funeral service for Mr. Oxner, Saturday, Dec.1, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Eddie Addison officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna is in charge of arrangements.
Ben T. Hamilton Sr.
Mr. Ben T. Hamilton Sr., age 83, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Hamilton was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Colt, and was the son of Thurston Hamilton and Effie Peevey Hamilton. He lived in Forrest City most of his life and had been a parts manager for Eldridge Chevrolet and Olds for 25 years and was a regional corporate distributor for Gulf Oil. In 1970, Mr. Hamilton became owner of Hamilton Oil Company. Mr. Hamilton was also a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the National Wildlife Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Dooley Hamilton of Forrest City; a son, Ben T. Hamilton Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, LaNan Hamilton Goodwin of Memphis; two sisters, Mary Jo Hamilton of San Diego, Calif. and Jackie Hamilton Phillips of Del Mar, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by one son, Donald Edward Hamilton.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Hamilton were held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Agnes I. McNair
Mrs. Agnes I. McNair, age 63, of Minot, N.D. died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
Mrs. McNair, born Aug. 6, 1938, in Monroe, was the daughter of Jack Sorrells and Emma Hicks Sorrels. She had lived in Minot, N.D. since 1993 and was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church of Minot.
In 1960, Mrs. McNair married Lee R. McNair and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by an infant son Curtis McNair; her parents; her step-mother, Vivian Sorrells; one brother, Lonnie Anderson and a sister, Juanita Martin.
She is survived by two sons, Ernie McNair of Minot and Jack McNair of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Melina McNair of Minot; three brothers, Jackie Sorrells of Marianna, Gayland Fisher of Waldron and Benny Fisher of Hackett; five sisters, Pauline Ward of Forrest City, Jean Barnes of Louisiana, Winsel Harper of Lexa, Bertha Flaharity of Aubry and Peggy Casteel of Marianna and four grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. McNair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at 3 p.m. at North Hill Baptist Church in Minot, N.D.
Deana Hess Mann
Mrs. Deana Hess Mann, age 34, of Cordova, Tenn., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Mann was born June 9, 1967, in Helena, and was the daughter of John Hess and Carolyn Holland Hess. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a housewife and a Baptist.
Mrs. Mann married James Mann in 1991, and he survives her along with one daughter, Lindsey Mann of the home; a step-son, Mike Mann of Horn Lake, Miss.; her parents, John and Carolyn Hess, both of Forrest City; two brothers, Ricky Hess of Forrest City and Tommy Hess of Caldwell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held for Mrs. Mann on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Epileptic Foundation.
Irene Harvey Malone
Ms. Irene Harvey Malone, 93, of Monroe, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.
Funeral services for Ms. Malone will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna, with burial following in Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna.
Rev. William Miles Wilder
Rev. William Miles Wilder, age 78, of Fort Smith, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in a Fort Smith nursing home.
Rev. Wilder was a retired Methodist minister who was a member of the North Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Church and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith. During his career, he served as pastor in many areas in Arkansas such as Forrest City and Wynne, was a published author and an active supporter of civil rights.
Rev. Wilder is survived by his wife, Imo Jean Walls Wilder of the home; three daughters, Rev. Mary Wilder Cartwright of Indianapolis, Ind., Jean Wilder-Ayers of Kingwood, Texas and Dr. Elizabeth Wilder of Marion, Penn.; a son, W. Michael Wilder of Burlington, NC; a sister, Lucille Wilder of Madison, Wis. and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Jean Wilder.
Visitation for Rev. Wilder will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Roebuck Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Burial will follow in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to either the First United Methodist Church, 200 North 15th St., Fort Smith, AR., 72901, or Mount Eagle Christian Center, 2801 Wills Circle, Conway, AR., 72032.
Helen Lee Fowler Joyner
Mrs. Helen Lee Fowler Joyner, age 90, of Brinkley, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Joyner was born Feb. 13, 1911 in Almyra and was the daughter of Ami Warner Fuller and Martha Graham Jackson Fuller. She had been a school teacher in Almyra and Yoder, a bookkeeper in Brinkley and had managed and owned motels in Brinkley. Mrs. Joyner was also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Brinkley.
Mrs. Joyner was preceded in death by two husbands, James Carroll Fowler in 1962 and Herbert Joyner in 1996; one son, James Warren Fowler in 1945 and one brother, Glenn Fuller in 1981.
She is survived by one son, Steven Jay Fowler of Conway; one daughter, Martha Frances Duke of Forrest City; one-step son, Lee Joyner of Memphis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at First Baptist Church of Brinkley. Burial followed in Almyra Cemetery at Almyra under the direction of Fowler Funeral Home of Brinkley.
The family request memorials be sent to the First Baptist Church of Brinkley or to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministry, P.O. Box 552, Little Rock, Ar., 72203.