HAZEL G. BURGESS
Funeral services for Hazel G. Burgess, 84, of West Helena will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. Rev. Rodger Hooker will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena.
Burgess, born Aug. 18, 1918, in McCrory, died Feb. 3, 2003, at Helena Regional Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.
She leaves two daughters, Mona Chisnall of Longview, Texas and Tona Malcolm of West Helena; two sons, Rickey Burgess of West Helena and Jimmy Wiley of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Ethel Davis of Marvell and Loudie Henderson of North Little Rock; 13 grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Her husband James Burgess, five sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Matt Oxner, Jason Odle, John Harden, Daniel Wilson, John Summerhill, and Pug Henson.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services.
Funeral services for Quincy Thompson, 86, of West Helena will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, in West Helena. The Rev. Lonnie Whitfield will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in West Helena.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in West Helena.
Thompson, born Dec. 23, 1916, in Mississippi to Gustavia and Ed Thompson, died Jan. 30, 2003, at his home in West Helena.
He professed a hope in Christ and joined the True Vine M.B. Church in West Helena. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. Thompson was employed by Chicago Mill for 20 years and worked for another 20 years for Merchants and Farmers Bank, while also working part-time for Helena Country Club.
He leaves three sons and their families, James Thompson, Paris and Demaris Thompson, and Lee and Christine Thompson of West Helena; seven daughters and their families, Ruby Lee Bennett, of Maywood, Ill., Minister Emma Jean Thompson of Brooklyn, New York, Etta and James Lewis, Vera White and Rae and Mike King of West Helena, Vernetta and James Saunders of Overland, Kan., and Brenda and Albert Haigler of West Helena; a sister, Kate Ella Young of West Helena; two sisters in-law, Juanita Hogan of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lorene Williams of Helena; a brother-in-law, Arnell Somlar of Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, 32 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and special family members Marie Thompson, Mary North and Loistyne R. Burrell.
Stephens Funeral Home will direct services.
Graveside services for Doris Louise Moreland Coon, 86, of Lexa will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Sunset Memorial Park in Barton. Brother Al Merchant will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Bob Neal and Sons-Brickell Funeral Home in Marvell.
Coon, born Oct. 13, 1916, in Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Helena Regional Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Marlboro Chapter Lodge (WOMT) No. 1350.
She leaves her husband Robert D. Coon of Lexa; two sons, Donald Moreland of Marvell and Earl Moreland of Lexa; three stepsons, Michael D. Coon, Kevin P. Coon and Stan R. Coon; a sister, Mildred Shuff; and eight grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.
Her first husband, Harry WM Moreland, two brothers, William and Raymond, and a sister Hazel preceded Doris in death.
Memorials may be sent to the Smalley Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 578, Marvell, Ark., 72366.
Bob Neal and Sons-Brickell Funeral Home will direct services.
Graveside services for Frank "Cotton" King, 76, of the Indian Bay community in Monroe County were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the Turner Cemetery in the Turner community. Bro. Steve Cox officiated.
King, born April 14, 1927, in Norphlet, Ark., died May 25, 2003, at his home. He was a retired press operator for Mohawk Tire and Rubber Company, was a member of the St. Charles Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Betty King of Indian Bay; a daughter and son-in-law, Miranda K. and Nolon B. Gregory of West Helena; and two brothers, Billy J. King of Holly Grove and Kay Kyser King of West Helena.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home directed services.
PINE BLUFF - Dr. Walter Roger Fey, 88, of Pine Bluff, died May 23, 2003, at the Trinity Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
Dr. Fey was born Sept. 7, 1914, in the Southland community to the late Walter and Cora Bryant Fey. He grew up in West Helena and graduated from Helena High School in 1932. He attended Memphis State University (the University of Memphis), Arkansas College (now Lyon College) and graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
Prior to serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he worked for 10 years with his father on the family cotton farm.
On October 17, 1947, he married Lucille Haley in Batesville. In 1949, Dr. and Mrs. Fey moved to Pine Bluff where he practiced optometry until his retirement in 1992.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff where he had served as Scout Master, Sunday School teacher, officer of the Men of the Church, deacon and elder. He was a member of the Arkansas Optometric Society, the American Optometric Society, the American Legion, and the Rotary Club since 1951.
Two brothers, Robert Fey of West Helena and David Fey of San Marcos, Texas, preceded Dr. Fey in death.
He leaves his wife, Lucille Haley Fey; two sons, Walter Roger "Buddy" Fey Jr. and wife Ruthie of Memphis, Tenn., and Stephen Haley Fey and wife Vicki of Bristol, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Alan Fey and Jordan Fey of Bristol.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff with the Rev. William Lee Kinney officiating. Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors directed services (online obituary and register: ralphrobinsonandson.com.)
Memorials may be made in Dr. Fey's memory to Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Services Inc., Prospect Building, 1501 N. University, Suite 260, Little Rock AR 72207.
FORREST CITY - James A. "Butch" Leoppard, 57, of Heth, died Sunday at his home. His death came sudden and unexpected.
Leoppard was born Oct. 17, 1945, in Forrest City, and was the son of Troy W. and Laura Mildred "Midge" Leoppard. He lived in the St. Francis County area most of his life, was a former employee of the Rock Island Railroad and was a Baptist.
Leoppard leaves a son, James Clark Leoppard of Miami, Okla.; two daughters, Kammie Stowe of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Piper Leigh Wagner of Harker Heights, Texas; his mother, Mildred Leoppard of Forrest City; a brother, Todd Leoppard of Helena; a sister, Patsy R. Davis of West Memphis; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2003, at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City.
Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City directed services.
Private funeral services for Ira Joe Medley, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Helena, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the chapel of Jackson and Highley Funeral Home in West Helena. Burial will be at Jackson Memorial Cemetery in the Southland community.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Jackson and Highley Funeral Home.
Medley, who was born April 25, 1951, in Helena to the late Lavern London Foreman and Moses Medley Jr., died May 17, 2003, in Los Angeles.
He leaves to cherish his memory his step-father, Marion Foreman Sr. of Helena; two sisters and their families, Donna M. and Paris Battle and Sharon D. and Al Patton of Little Rock; seven brothers, Rickey R. Foreman and Marion Foreman Jr. of Helena, Kenneth L. Foreman of Los Angeles, Calif., Anthony W. Foreman and Melvin T. Foreman of Atlanta, Ga., Frankie E. Foreman of Marshall, Texas, Ronnie L. and Carolyn Foreman of Little Rock; two uncles, Marshall and Scoe London of Bogue Chitto, Miss., and Vernon London of Chicago, Ill; three special cousins, Joyce and Floyd Bryant, Lawrence and Gloria Peavey and Annette Sutton of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Jackson and Highley Funeral Home will direct services.
Mrs. Verna Cremeen, age 95, a long time resident of Brinkley, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Little Rock where she made her home for the past few years.
She was born Nov. 21, 1907, in Ravenden Springs, Ark. to the late Bernard and Nora Ann Beck Rafferty; her husband, Thomas Benjamin Cremeen, whom she married in 1921, preceded her in death. A brother, Jesse Raferty of Benton; a sister, Margie R. Jones, of Little Rock; and a grandson, Mark Cremeen of Helena, also preceded her in death.
Cremeen was a retired sales clerk and homemaker. She was a noted gardener, and cared for her lovely garden on South New Orleans Street until she was in her 80s. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brinkley.
She leaves two sons, Dr. Thomas Lee Cremeen of Marianna and Dr. Bill Cremeen and wife Louise of Maumelle; four grandchildren, Bill Cremeen and wife Sonia of Atlanta, Ga., Beverly Cremeen of the Netherlands, Thomas Cremeen Jr. of Alexander, and Leanne Cremeen Johnson and husband Kyle of Little Rock; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Emma and Luke Cremeen of Atlanta.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday May 29, 2003, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Brinkley. Brother Jim McDaniel will officiate.
Fowler Funeral Home of Brinkley will direct services.
Funeral services for Steve Mallard, 43, of Lexa will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. The Rev. David Crouch will officiate. Burial will be at Central Cemetery
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Mallard, born Dec. 15, 1959, in Wasco, Calif., died June 2, 2003, in Lexa. Wycamp Fertilizer Company employed Mallard.
He leaves his mother Jewell Mallard of Lexa; two brothers, Calvin Mallard of Lexa and David Mallard of West Helena; a son, Joey Wright; two stepdaughters, Erika Brubaker and Marina Dill of Jasper; two grandchildren and one step-grandchild of Jasper, Ala., and a host of nieces and nephews.
His father Leroy Mallard Sr. and a brother Leon Mallard preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be David Wilson, George Doster, Ricky Beard, Timmy Black, Timmy Hopper and Mike Wooten.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services.
Funeral services for Eugene Kirkwood Sr. 48, of West Helena will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the First St. Paul Baptist Church in West Helena. The Rev. Moses Tillman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30 at the chapel of Brown's Home for Funerals.
Kirkwood, born Jan. 11, 1954, to Rosie Kirkwood and the late Robert Kirkwood in Calico Bottoms community, died May 16, 2003, at his home in West Helena.
He graduated from Barton High School. McKnight Lumber Company in West Helena employed him as a press worker.
Three brothers, Dennis, Kirkwood, Donald Kirkwood and Tommie Kirkwood of West Helena, preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Yvonne Kirkwood; four sons, Kevin Kirkwood, Jeffrey Kirkwood, Eugene Kirkwood Jr. and Jonathan Kirkwood of West Helena; two daughters, Vanessa Kirkwood and Michelle Kirkwood of West Helena; his mother, Rosie B. Kirkwood of West Helena; two brothers and their families, Edward and Angelina Kirkwood of Arizona and Freddie and Teresa Kirkwood of Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Bobbie Garden, Ernestine Kirkwood of West Helena, Thelma Kirkwood, Angela and Reggie Turney and Gerlene Kirkwood of Illinois; six grandchildren, seven aunts, two uncles and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Brown's Home for Funerals will direct services.
Funeral services for Virginia "Gail" Eames Stovall, 62, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Helena, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Bro. Wally Scaife will officiate. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Imboden.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Stovall, born Dec. 16, 1940, in Helena, died May 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She lived in Helena most of her life, moving to Walnut Ridge three months ago.
She leaves her husband, Dale Stovall Sr. of Walnut Ridge; a son, Dale Stovall Jr. of Tyler, Texas; her mother, Frances Thrower Eames of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Sherman B. Eames of McCray; a sister, Diane Crabb of Clarksville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Abbigail, Adam, Stephen, Samantha, Stephanie and Tracey; and two step-great-grandchildren all of Tyler, Texas.
Her father, Sherman J. Eames, and a brother preceded her in death.
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home will direct services.
Funeral services for Vickey Hubbard Wilson, 26, of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Brother Matt Hill will officiate. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in West Helena.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Wilson, born July 5, 1976, in Clarksdale, Miss., died May 31, 2003, in Boosier City, La. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clarksdale Junior Auxiliary.
She leaves her husband James Wilson of Boosier City, La.; a son, Kaleb Wilson of Boosier City; a daughter, Ciara Wilson of Boosier City; a sister, Stephanie Bailey of Little Rock; two brothers, Jason Hubbard of Clarksdale, Miss., and Mark Hubbard of Marks, Miss; her father James Hubbard of Clarksdale, Miss., her grandmother Betty Allen of Hazen; her grandfather, Marcellus Newkirk of Batesville; a special aunt, Melinda Cook of Brinkley.
Preceding her in death were her mother Bobbie Jo Hubbard and a brother James C. Alvin Hubbard Jr.
Pallbearers will be Ben Trevno, Scott Faust, John Graham, James Newkirk, David Newkirk and Randy Palmer.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services.
A memorial service for former Phillips County resident Mike Lake, 50, of Hot Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Pastor Jonathan Beyer will officiate.
Lake, born May 2,1953, in Helena, died June 1, 2003, at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.
He was a member of EOE No. 4369.
He leaves his wife, Robin Lake of Hot Springs; his mother Margie Pauls of Fayetteville; a son Robert M. Lake II of Conway; a daughter and son-in-law Summer and Billy Brewster; two brothers and their families, Milton and Becky Lake of Greenbrier and Raymond and Jackie Lake of Fayetteville and a sister, Mary Leatherby of Tampa, Fla., and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Gregory Whorton, Dr. Stanley Josef, Dr. Kim Agee; St. Joseph's Hospital ICU and Staff, Carmen Peret; Sister Dorothy Calhoun; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs will direct services.
Funeral services for Willie Lonzo, 86, of Helena will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, 1160 Holly St., Helena. The Rev. Nathaniel Hull will officiate. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Helena.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Jackson and Highley Funeral Home in West Helena.
Lonzo, born July 4, 1917, to the late Lula Volley Lonzo and Jimmie Lonzo, died Jan. 19, 2003.
He was united in marriage to Bernice Hill in 1941 and to their union 11 children was born. His wife Bernice; his brother, Earnest; two sisters, Beulah and Lola; two grandchildren and two sons-in-law preceded him in death.
He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at the Mercy Seat M.B. Church and later joined Mount Tabor M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Hull. He was a World War II veteran, a farmer and a retired laborer with over 40 years of service at Chicago Mill and Lumber Company.
He leaves seven sons and their families, Willie and Jessie Lonzo of East St. Louis, Mo., Henry and Essie Lonzo of Lansing, Mich., Charles Lonzo, Sammie and Georgia Lonzo, Melvin Lonzo, Joseph and Lourey Lonzo of West Helena and Jerry Lonzo of Norcross, Ga.; four daughters and their families, Claudine Payne, Lois and Norris Hilliard of West Helena, Elizaeth Cockerham, and Lula Winfield of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Henry Lonzo of West Helena; a sister-in-law, Essie Lonzo of Illinois; 37 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Jackson and Highley Funeral Home will direct services.
ROOSEVELT STEWART SR.
Funeral services for Roosevelt Stewart Sr., 76, of Helena will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena. The Rev. Nathaniel Hull will officiate. Burial will be at Jackson Memorial Cemetery in the Southland Community.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the chapel of J.M. Calhoun Funeral Home in Helena.
Stewart, born Dec. 13, 1926, in Marianna, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. He worked for Safeway Grocery Store for over 30 years and sang with the Southern Echoes for many years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Willie Mae Stewart; a son, Roosevelt Stewart Jr. and wife Laura of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Rose Mary Ore and husband Theodis of Lula, Miss.; three sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and his church family at True Vine Church.
J.M. Calhoun Funeral Home in Helena will direct services.
A memorial service for Mary Katherine Brown Enlow, 90, of West Helena will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the Cleburne Avenue Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Enlow died Jan. 23, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Enlow moved as a child to West Helena with her family before 1920 from her birthplace of Rice Lake, Wis. In 1937, she married Foy Lee Enlow, who was then the catcher for the Helena semi-professional baseball team and who later managed the Helena Fertilizer Company. Her husband preceded her in death in 1959.
She worked for the Arkansas Department of Human Services for more than two decades before retiring in the mid-1980s. She was a volunteer at the Phillips County Library in Helena and was a devoted member of the Cleburne Avenue Presbyterian Church for more than 80 years.
Mrs. Enlow is survived by her brother, the Rev. William Brown of Elkin, N.C.; her daughter, Josephine Enlow Doyle of St. Louis, Mo.; her sons, Carter Brown Enlow and James Lee Enlow of Houston, Texas; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Cleburne Avenue Presbyterian Church of West Helena and to the Phillips County Library.
Funeral arrangements for Dana Ann Griffin, 42, of Lexa are incomplete and will be announced later by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena.
Griffin died in a two-vehicle accident Jan. 23, 2003, in Lee County.
Graveside services for infant Jakayla Sumone Tileman will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the New Jerusalem Church Cemetery in Wabash. The Rev. Eddie Debnam will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the chapel of Brown's Home for Funerals in West Helena.
Jakayla died Jan. 18, 2003, at the University Hospital in Little Rock.
She leaves her parents, Kensa McCraney and Odell Tileman of Wabash; her grandparents, Andrea Montague and George Tileman, and Leomia Rodgers and Kenneth McCraney; great-grandparents, Freddie Mae and Henry Rodgers; a brother, Odell Tileman Jr.; and two sisters, Quanisha Tileman and Jakiria Tileman.
Brown's Home For Funerals will direct services.
Funeral Services for Jeff McKenzie, of Chicago, Ill., and formerly of West Helena, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2003, at Truevine Baptist Church. The Rev. Lonnie Whitfield will officiate. Jeff died Monday, March 31, 2003, in Chicago. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Cemetery in the Southland Community.
He was born August 10, 1914, in Aubrey, Ark., to Abrom and Rachel Russell-McKenzie. He married Mary Alice Tate in 1940 and she preceded him in death in 1994. He moved to Chicago to live with his daughter in November 1993.
He leaves two daughters, Verlyn Campbell of Memphis, Tenn., and Earlene Tyree (Melvin) of Chicago; a sister in-law, Annie Carter of Chicago; five grandchildren, Diane (Wayne) Robinson, Jennifer Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., Latanya (Dannie) Johnson of Miami, Fla., Jacquelyn (Don) Jones of Houston, Texas, and William J. Ross of Chicago; and five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.
Jeff had four brothers, four sisters and one son in-law, Johnny Campbell, who preceded him in death.
Jackson Highley Funeral Home in West Helena will direct the services.
Funeral services for Jessie Mae Pearson, 71, of Elaine will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Pilgrim Guide Baptist Church in Elaine. The Rev. James Baker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, at the chapel of Brown's Home for Funerals in West Helena.
Pearson, born Feb. 2, 1932, to Arlean Carr and Tom Canady, died March 29, 2003, at her home in the Modoc community near Elaine.
She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age in Clover Hill, Miss. She later moved to Modoc and joined the Pilgrim Guide M.B. Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. E.D. Nix. She was the mother to 12 children. She was employed for many years as a farm worker, after retirement she became a housewife, was a gardener and loved growing flowers. She enjoyed fishing with her two grandsons and served as the president of the usher board and served as a church mother at Pilgrim Guide Church. She was also a faithful member of the Women's Community Choir.
Her mother, father, three sisters, three brothers, two daughters and two sons preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Morris Lee Pearson; four sons and their families, Sampon Hickey of Chicago, Ill., Alvin and Lesha Hickey of Little Rock, Calvin and Pearl Hickey of Forrest City and Ben Tye III of Helena; four daughters and their families, Jessie and Robert Simpson and Ethel Lee Hickey of Battle Creek, Mich., Ora and Arthur Scaife of Elaine, Mary Ann and Manuel Hart of Elaine; a sister, Addie B. Griffin of Helena; two special grandsons, Epluribus D. Thurman and Dakendrick M. Scaife; 28 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Mattie Bee Hickey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Brown's Home for Funerals will direct services.
MAXCINE Y. WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Maxcine Young Williams, 73, of Atlanta, Texas, and formerly of West Helena, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. The Rev. J.L. Sanders will officiate. Burial will be at Marianna Memorial Park in Marianna.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Williams, born Sept. 9, 1929, in Frost, Texas, died April 3, 2003, at her home in Atlanta.
She leaves two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Diane Young of Douglasville, Texas, and Jimmy and Ladonna Young of McCloud, Texas; four brothers, Cecil Horne of Helena, Curtis Horne of Chillicothe, Mo., Bill Horne of West Helena and Jim Horne of Gettysburg, Pa.; three sisters, Doris Evans of Wichita Falls, Texas, Evelyn Owens and Iva Walker of West Helena; and six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, J.T. Young, son Rickey Young and her second husband, Robert D. Williams, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Charles Walls, Roy Henson, Tommy Ford, Bryan Ford, Tim Gibson Brandon Millwood, and Scotty Freeman.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services.
Funeral services for Mary Jane Campbell, 70, of Wabash will be held at noon Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Old Jerusalem Baptist Church in Wabash. The Rev. Artis James will officiate. Burial will be at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Elaine.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, at the chapel of Brown's Home for Funerals.
Campbell, born Aug. 5, 1932, to Elbert and Rebecca Johnson, died March 31, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis Tenn.
She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and was a member of the Old Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. C.B. Bingham.
She was united in marriage to James C. Campbell on July 23, 1949, and eleven children were born to their union.
She leaves a devoted ex-husband, James C. Campbell of West Helena; a sister, Earnestine Johnson of West Helena; a brother, Lyndon Johnson of Snow Lake; five daughters, Dorothy Miller of Lawton, Okla., Mary McWright and Mary A. Campbell of Memphis, Tenn., Rebecca Massenburg of Leavenworth, Kan., Christine Campbell Baker of Lawton, Okla., and Sharon Bowman of Memphis; four sons, David Campbell of Pine Bluff, James Campbell of Tacoma, Wash., Lionel Campbell of Harlingen, Texas, and Dennis Campbell of Decatur, Ga.; and 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
One son, Jerry Campbell, preceded her in death.
Brown's Home for Funerals in West Helena will direct services.
WILLIAM P. SIMPSON
William P. Simpson, 69, a railroad employee of West Helena, died Thursday, April 3, 2003.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens in Marianna with Burial in the LaGrange Cemetery.
Wilson Charles Deese, 84, of Little Rock, died April 4, 2003. Born June 2, 1918, at Wattensaw, Lonoke County, Ark., he was the son of Bill and Susie (Flynt) Deese.
He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; he was also a member of the board of trustees for both institutions. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cabot, the West Helena Baptist Church, and was a former employee of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
He served as chaplain during World War II in the Pacific and retired as a colonel with the Arkansas National Guard. He was also a chaplain with Baptist Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jacks Deese, his parents, a brother, C.W. Deese, and a sister, Odah Roush. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lane and Bob Phelps of Maumelle, Linda and Dennis Pate of Mesquite, Texas, and Charla and Bobby Cheatwood of Little Rock; a brother, Richard Deese of Auburn, Ala.; three step-brothers, Alvin Flynt of Bentonville, Clayton Flynt of Camden, and William Flynt of Springdale; a step-sister, Emma Bowie of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Ashley Phelps, Megan Phelps Granberry, Shelley Pate, Denny Pate, Lance Pate, Stacy Cheatwood Gove, and Kimmy Cheatwood; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, 2003, at Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, 21 Lakeshore Drive, Little Rock. The Rev. Ed McDonald officiated, and graveside services were held today at Sparkman Cemetery in Sparkman.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Health Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Little Rock AR 72205; and to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.
Funeral services for William Barefield, 63, of Marvell were held Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Trenton. The Rev. W.R. Parks officiated. Burial was at the Trenton Cemetery in the Trenton community.
Barefield, born Oct. 26, 1939, in the Santuck community, to William and Rosie Mae Ford Barefield, died March 31, 2003, at the University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
He leaves a son, Robert Barefield; three brothers, George Barefield of Richmond, Calif., Elihue Barefield and John Barefield of Marvell; five sisters, Mary Webb of Houston, Texas, Deloris Thompson of Salinas, Calif., Ann Childress of Toledo, Ohio, Shirley Jarrett of West Helena and Thelma Gaines of Houston, Texas; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Bob Neal and Sons-Brickell Funeral Home directed services.