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Carolyn Sue Shipley Milholen

September 11, 1956 - November 13, 2013

November 15, 2013 Mrs. Carolyn Sue Shipley Milholen, age 57, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday at her home in Hot Springs. Her death came sudden and unexpected. Mrs. Milholen was born September 11, 1956, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of Truel Shipley and Catherine Perry Shipley. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Hot Springs. Mrs. Milholen is survived by two sons;...
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Bonnie W. Long

January 7, 1938 - November 9, 2013

November 10, 2013 Mrs. Bonnie W. Long, age 75, of Forrest City, died Saturday at her home in Forrest City. She had been in poor health for the past two years. Mrs. Long was born January 7, 1938, in Whitehall, and was the daughter of Emmitt Wesner and Evelyn Partain Wesner. She lived in Whitehall until moving to St. Francis County in 1956, was retired from Yale Industries after...
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Dorothy Kimble Scott

August 2, 1938 - November 8, 2013

November 9, 2013 Mr. Dorothy Kimble Scott, age 75, of Lexa, died Friday at the Crestpark Reitrement Inn in Forrest City. She was born August 2, 1938, in Forrest City and was a housewife. Mrs. Scott is survived by two daughters; Barbara McCall, and husband, James, of Lexa, and Patricia Mask, and husband, Joe, of New Orleans, three grandchildren; Michael Scott, and wife, Kristy, Lonnie...
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Edward Dittaugh, Jr.

December 27, 1936 - November 2, 2013

November 4, 2013 Mr. Edward Dittaugh Jr., age 76, of Malvern, died Saturday at his home in Malvern. He had been in poor health for the past nine months. Mr. Dittaugh was born December 27, 1936, in Pine Tree, and was the son of Edward Dittaugh Sr. and Mazie Holman Dittaugh. He was a tool and die maker and a member of the Malvern Church of Christ. Mr. Dittaugh married Ada Halbert and...
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Elizabeth Gore Lucas

May 9, 1937 - November 2, 2013

On the morning of November 2, 2013, Elizabeth passed away peacefully of natural causes. Elizabeth lived with her daughter in Mount Pleasant, SC and was surrounded by her daughter and two grandchildren at the time of her passing. Elizabeth was 76 years old. Elizabeth formerly lived in Forrest City for most of her life. Elizabeth Lucas was born May 9, 1937 in the town of Palestine, Arkansas. ...
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Brandie Michelle Vaughn

December 8, 1980 - October 28, 2013

Ms. Brandie Michelle Vaughn age 32, of Palestine, Arkansas died Monday, October 28, 2013 at her home in Palestine. Ms. Vaughn was born December 8, 1980 in Murphysboro, Illinois. She was the daughter of James Vaughn and Cappi Young Vaughn. She had made her home in Palestine most all of her life and was a Baptist. Ms. Vaughn is survived by a daughter Lynzee Vaughn and a son James Warren...
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Heather Cathrine Howell

June 11, 1999 - October 28, 2013

October 30, 2013 Heather Cathrine Howell, age 14, of Forrest City, died Monday in an automobile accident. Heather was born June 11, 1999, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of Michael W. Howell and Jessica Davis Howell. She was a student at the Forrest City High School, was a member of the Forrest City High School Band and the Forrest City High School Choir. She was a member of...
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Larry Thornhill

November 16, 1955 - October 13, 2013

October 16, 2013 Mr. Larry Thornhill, age 57,of Forrest City, died Sunday at his home in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Thornhill was born November 16, 1955,in Magnolia, Mississippi, and was the son of Lawrence B. Thornhill and Elizabeth Jane Thompson Thornhill Womack. He lived in Forrest City for the past five years, was a manager for the...
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Delzie Ambrose Day

February 12, 1936 - October 12, 2013

October 13, 2013 Mrs.Delzie Ambrose Day, age 77, of Marion, formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis. She had been in poor health for the past four and a half years. Mrs. Day was born February 12, 1936, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of Hoyt D. Ambrose and Bessie Gately Ambrose. She lived in St. Francis County most all of her...
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Luther Keith Hodges

February 27, 1948 - October 10, 2013

Luther Keith Hodges of Forrest City died Thursday October 10th at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.  Keith was 65 years old born February 27, 1948 in Forrest City, AR to Luther Richard (Dick) Hodges and Martha Lucille Raines Hodges.  Keith made his home in the Yocona and Forrest City area all his life where he was a farmer until 1984 then went into the wholesale and retail business until he...
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Myrna L. Clark

November 25, 1940 - October 9, 2013

October 9,2013 Mrs. Myrna L.Clark, age 72, of Forrest City, died Wednesday at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She had been in the hospital for the past five days. Mrs. Clark was born November 25, 1940, in Newport, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Loyd Mantooth and Emma Jean Simmons Mantooth. She lived in St. Francis County for the past forty years, was a secretary for the Yale...
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Ima Fay Bokker

August 8, 1946 - September 28, 2013

September 29, 2013 Mrs. Ima Fay Bokker, age 67, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She had been in poor health for the past five years. Mrs. Bokker was born August 8, 1946, in Moro, Arkansas, and was the daughter of James Eugene Warren and Stella Mae Brown Warren. She lived in St. Francis and Lee County most of her life and was a business partner in...
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Jack C. Parker

June 6, 1923 - September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013 Mr. Jack C. Parker, age 90, of Palestine, died Tuesday at the St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. He had been in the hospital for the past week. Mr. Parker was born June 6, 1923, and was the son of Leon Parker and Lou Nettie Morris Parker. He lived in Palestine most all of his life, was a farmer, was a Veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Church of...
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Floy B. ""Flo" Hudspeth

August 10, 1930 - September 23, 2013

Mrs. Floy B. "Flo" Hudspeth age 83, of Palestine, Arkansas died Monday, September 23, 2013 in her home in Palestine after a short illness. Mrs. Hudspeth was born August 10, 1930 in Sand Slough, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Daniel Webster Stain and Lillie Mathes Stain. Mrs. Hudspeth had made her home in Palestine most of her life and was a long time member of the Cumberland Presbyterian...
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Gloria Jean "Patsy" Burns

March 3, 1935 - September 7, 2013

Mrs. Gloria Jean "Patsy" Burns age 78, of Palestine, Arkansas died Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Memphis. Mrs. Burns was born September 3, 1935 in Gill, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Claude Billingsley Sr. and Fannie Wilkes Burns. Mrs. Burns was retired from the Palestine School District, a member of the Old Fashion Baptist Church and was a avid bowler. Mrs. Burns married Jimmy Burns...
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Jasper L. Riley

March 21, 1929 - September 6, 2013

Mr. Jasper L. Riley age 84, of Colt, Arkansas died Friday, September 6, 2013 at the St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro. Mr. Riley was born March 21, 1929 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. He was the son of James T. Riley and Mamie V. Goff Riley. Mr. Riley was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Riley married Gracie Ernestine Ponder in...
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David Lee Slaughter

May 30, 1960 - September 4, 2013

September 5, 2013 Mr. David Lee Slaughter, age 53, of Marianna, died Wednesday at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis. He had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Mr. Slaughter was born May 30, 1960, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was the son of Henry Slaughter and Dorothy Thieme Slaughter. He lived in Lee County most of his life, was in construction, was a Veteran of the Army and...
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Virginia West Poole

June 23, 1927 - September 4, 2013

September 5, 2013 Mrs. Virginia West Poole, age 86, of Forrest City, died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She had been in poor health for the past several months. Mrs. Poole was born June 23, 1927, in Widener, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Robert Clay West and Kathleen Louise Johnson West. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was retired from the St....
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R. E. Casey

February 20, 1937 - September 3, 2013

Mr. R. E. Casey age 86, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Casey was born February 20, 1927, in Altoona, Alabama. He was the son of Jesse C. "J.C." Casey and Martha Jane Shaw Casey. Mr. Casey was a factory worker, cotton farmer, Veteran of World II and a Baptist. He was a member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United...
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Paula Cammille Vondran Linn

March 12, 1955 - September 3, 2013

Mrs. Paula Camille Vondran Linn age 58, of Moro, Arkansas died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the UAMS hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Linn was born March 12, 1955 in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Derryl Vondran and Emma Jean Warren Vondran. Mrs. Linn had grown up and lived in Moro most of her life and was a member of the Gospel Light House Church in Moro and was active in the family...
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Marvin Ray Bellah

October 21, 1938 - August 29, 2013

Mr. Marvin Ray Bellah age 74, of Forrest City, Arkansas died at his home on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Mr. Ballah was born October 21, 1938 in Corning, Arkansas. He was the son of Mack Bellah and Mattalou Lentz Bellah. Mr. Bellah had worked in sawmills before retiring and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Bellah married Dathine Blackwell in 1957 and she preceded him in 2010. He is...
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J C Gracey

October 27, 1932 - August 28, 2013

Mr. J C Gracey age 80 of Forrest City died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at his home in Forrest City. Mr. Gracey was born October 27, 1932 in Hughes, Arkansas. He was the son of Jessie Gracey and Violet Dement Gracey. Mr. Gracey had made his home in Forrest City all of his life and was retired from the Navy where he received two Bronze Stars. After his military service he worked at Sanyo for...
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Paul Barkley Rains

February 17, 1948 - August 27, 2013

Mr. Paul Barkley Rains Sr. age 65, of Forrest City died at the Forrest City Medical Center on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Mr. Rains was born February 17, 1948 in Forrest City. He was the son of Claud Vernon Rains Sr. and Francis Ann Pipkin Rains. Mr. Rains was retired from Sanyo after 41 years and was a member of the Nazarene Church. Mr. Rains married Kathy S. McConnon in 1977. She survives...
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Billy Joe Jones

October 20, 1934 - August 27, 2013

August 28, 2013 Mr. Billy Joe Jones, age 78, of Benton, formerly of Forrest City, died Tuesday at his home in Benton. Mr. Jones was born October 20, 1934, in Goodwin, and was the son of Julius Jones and Myrtle French Jones. He farmed when he was younger, managed the John Deere Company in Forrest City, served thirty-two years in the Army National Guard and full time Army at the...
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Grant Alan Williams

October 5, 1964 - August 26, 2013

August 27, 2013 Mr. Grant Alan Williams, age 48, of Widener, died Monday at the Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City. His death came sudden and unexpected. Mr. Williams was born October 5, 1964, in Paragould, Arkansas, and was the son of Earl Dean Williams and Verna Jean Day Williams. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a chemical representative for Jimmy...
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Barbara Taylor

August 4, 1940 - August 22, 2013

August 23, 2013 Mrs. Barbara Taylor, age 73, of Palestine, died Thursday at the Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Taylor was born August 4, 1940, in Salina, Kansas, and was the daughter of Wilber and Mildred Helm. She lived in Palestine for the past thirty-seven years, was a housewife and had been an art teacher...
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Mae Martin

May 4, 1942 - August 12, 2013

August 13, 2013 Mrs. Mae Martin, age 71, of Forrest City, died Monday at the Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Martin was born May 4, 1942, in Brookley, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Walter McClatchey and Flonell Drummond McClatchey. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a homemaker, and a member...
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Sallie Pearl Dudley Bridgforth

December 22, 1916 - August 10, 2013

Mrs. Sallie Pearl Dudley Bridgforth of Forrest City, Arkansas, died at her home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Mrs. Bridgforth was born December 22, 1916, in DeWitt, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Roger White Dudley and Clara Barnett Dudley. Mrs. Bridgforth attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. She graduated from the...
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Adelaide Stevens Ware

January 26, 2013 - August 9, 2013

Mrs. Adelaide Stevens Ware of Lakeland, Florida, died at her home at Carpenter's Estates on Friday, August 9, 2013. Mrs. Ware was born January 26, 1915, in Forrest City, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Walter Edwin Stevens Sr. and Helen Nichols Stevens. Mrs. Ware attended Forrest City High School and graduated from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. She developed her spiritual hunger...
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Venetta Luttrell

June 22, 1934 - August 9, 2013

Mrs. Venetta Luttrell, age 79, of Kimberling City, Missouri, died Friday at the Table Rock Health Care in Kimberling City, Missouri. She had been in poor health for the past nine months. Mrs.Luttrell was born June 22, 1934, in Flint, Michigan, and was the daughter of Ernest Race and Helen Reid Race. She lived in Flint, Michigan, Paragould, Forrest City, and Colt, until moving to Kimberling...
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Infant Toby Smith

December 18, 2012 - August 7, 2013

Infant Toby Lane Smith, age 7 months, died Wednesday at his home in Palestine. Toby was born December 18, 2012, in Forrest City, and was the son of Jonathan Lane Smith and Pamela Michelle Presswood Smith. He was a precious part of the Old Fashion Baptist Church in Palestine. Toby is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith of Palestine, one sister, Haylee Grace Smith of the...
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Raymond Miller

May 23, 1949 - August 3, 2013

Mr. Raymond Miller, age 64, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Miller was born May 23, 1949, in Cross County, and was the son of Charles Lester Miller and Catherine Douglas Miller. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a painter, and was a member of the Beck Spur Baptist Church. Mr...
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William Edward Witcher

December 16, 1944 - July 29, 2013

Rev. William Edward Witcher, 68, met his Savior face to face on Monday, July 29th, 2013, when he died peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born December 16th, 1944, to Clara and J. B. Witcher in Wynne, Arkansas. He was born again on October 31st, 1962, when he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. He married Esther Grogan Witcher on June 16th, 1966. He is survived by Esther Witcher,...
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Robert L. Padgett

June 2, 1942 - July 25, 2013

Mr. Robert L. Padgett age 71, of Heth, Arkansas passed away at his home on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Mr. Padgett was born June 2, 1942 in St. Francis County. He was the son of Louis Padgett and Leona Mae Marts Padgett. Mr. Padgett was a painter and a member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. "Pop", a name given Robert by his grandchildren, loved all outdoors. Moving to the Maddox...
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John W. 'Johnny' Harris

August 8, 1951 - July 21, 2013

July 22, 2013 Mr. John W. Harris, age 61, of Forrest City, passed away Sunday July 21, 2013. He was born August 8, 1951, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Marilyn Causey Harris and Aubrey Lee Harris Jr. Mr. Harris was a graduate of Forrest City High School. On September 15, 1979, he married Sue Getsinger. Mr. Harris worked at Hutcherson Flying Service for many years and transferred...
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Jerry Lee McCleskey

July 19, 2013

Mr. Jerry Lee McCleskey age 65 of Clearwater, Florida, former resident of the Forrest City area died July 19, 2013 in Clearwater. Mr. McCleskey is survived by his wife Judy McCleskey of Clearwater; two daughters Keri McCleskey of Marion, Arkansas and Kay McCleskey of Colorado Springs and one brother Guy V. McCleskey of Marion. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him. ...
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Bobby 'B.J.' Michaelis

February 21, 1931 - July 17, 2013

Mr. Bobby 'B.J.' Michaelis, age 82, of Goodwin, died Wednesday at his home in Goodwin. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Michaelis was born February 21, 1931, in Gillett, Arkansas, and was the son of John Michaelis and Bertie Lee Rogers Michaelis. He had served in the Arkansas National Guard, was Past President of the Wheatley School Board, a member of the Lions Club...
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Peggy Graves Hill

February 19, 1931 - July 14, 2013

Mrs. Peggy Graves Hill, age 82, of Heber Springs, formerly of Forrest City, died Sunday at the Southridge Nursing Home in Heber Springs. She had been in poor health for the past two years. Mrs. Hill was born February 19, 1931,in Kennett, Missouri, and was the daughter of Lawrence Graves and Mary Lavinia Masters Graves Astin. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Heber Springs in 1990, was...
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Luman Sackville

December 28, 1938 - July 4, 2013

Mr. Luman Sackville, age 74, of Forrest City, died Thursday at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He had been in poor health for the past two years. Mr. Sackville was born December 28, 1938, in Moline, Illinois, and was the son of James Sackville and Mary Bull Sackville. He lived in St. Francis County since 1987, was a retired truck driver, was a Veteran of the Marine Corp, was a member of the...
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Bennie Michael Mansel

October 11, 1953 - July 2, 2013

Mr. Bennie Michael Mansel Sr. age 59, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Mansel was born October 11, 1953 in Forrest City. He was the son of Bennie Mansel and Meredith Ingram Mansel. Mr. Mansel had lived in Forrest City all of his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Mansel married Darlene Clegg in 1974. She...
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Judith Gayle Bender

June 21, 1945 - June 29, 2013

Mrs. Judith Gayle Bender, age 68, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She had been in the hospital for the past three weeks. Mrs. Bender was born June 21, 1945, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Charles Gill Johnson and Byrdie Estelle Russell Johnson. She lived in Forrest City, moving here from Fayetteville, graduated from the University of...
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Clovis Jumper

April 30, 1914 - June 29, 2013

Mr. Clovis Jumper, age 99, of Palestine, died Saturday at his home in Palestine. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Jumper was born April 30, 1914, in Quinlan, Texas, and was the son of Claude Jumper and Lillie Cooper Jumper. He lived in St. Francis County most all of his life, was a farmer, and was a Charter Member of the Twin Assembly of God Church in Palestine. ...
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Warren T. Young

June 21, 1938 - June 28, 2013

Mr. Warren T. Young, age 75, of Palestine, died Friday at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Young was born June 21, 1938, in Forrest City, and was the son of Bert Young Sr. and Doris Warren Young. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a truck driver, a Veteran of the Air Force, a Mason, and a Baptist. Mr. Young is...
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Leland Ray Jaggers

August 19, 1933 - June 24, 2013

June 25, 2013 Mr. Leland Ray Jaggers, age 79, of Forrest City, went to his Heavenly Father peacefully, Monday, June 24, 2013, with his family at his side. A native of Piggott, Arkansas, Leland was born August 19, 1933 to Fred and Nettie Vaughn Jaggers. He was a retired counselor from Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and was a member of Fitzgerald Baptist Church. He served his country...
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Opal Calvert Stewart

June 19, 1916 - June 15, 2013

June 17, 2013 Mrs. Opal Calvert Stewart, age 96, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Stewart was born June 19, 1916, in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. She moved to Forrest City in 1945, when she married the love of her life, the late Neuman Stewart. She taught eighth grade English in Forrest City Public Schools for twenty...
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Allen A. 'Gus' Colvin

January 1, 1915 - June 10, 2013

Mr. Allen A. 'Gus' Colvin, age 98, of Forrest City, died Monday at the Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past three months. Mr. Colvin was born January 1, 1915, in Hamilton, Alabama, and was the son of John Wesley Colvin and Georgia Ann Palmer Colvin. He lived in St. Francis County most all of his life, was a mechanic, and attended the House...
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Mildred Laverne Laws

May 13, 1923 - June 6, 2013

Mrs. Mildred Laverne Laws, age 90, of Forrest City, died Thursday at the Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Laws was born May 13, 1923, in the Newcastle Community, and was the daughter of Clarence Alford and Blanch Roberts Alford. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a housewife, and a Baptist. Mrs. Laws...
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Mary Fleming Quinn

June 17, 1919 - June 4, 2013

Mrs. Mary Fleming Quinn, age 93, of Forrest City, died Tuesday at the Crossridge Community Hospital in Wynne. She had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Mrs. Quinn was born June 17, 1919, in Big Creek, Mississippi, and was the daughter of Luther C. Wooten and Ola Carter Wooten. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a secretary/bookkeeper for Goodyear, and was a...
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Marilyn Dean Finch Carmikle

September 16, 1939 - June 1, 2013

June 3, 2013 Marilyn Dean Finch Carmikle, 73, lifelong Forrest City resident, went to her Heavenly Father peacefully on June 1, 2013, following a lengthy illness in Memphis Baptist East Hospital. She was born September 16, 1939, the second child of W. 'Monty' and Sally Lillian Finch. She graduated in 1958, from the Forrest City Public Schools where she was a majorette during high school...
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Christine Vail Fant Gregory

March 14, 1955 - May 31, 2013

Mrs. Christine Vail Fant Gregory age 57, of Marianna, Arkansas died Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Gregory was born March 14, 1955 in Marianna. She was the daughter of Julius Terry Fant and Virginia Mixon Fant. Mrs. Gregory had worked as a computer programmer at Yale Hoist. Mrs. Gregory is survived by close friend Ricky Cotton of Marianna; two...
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Curtis Swiney

September 27, 1958 - May 29, 2013

Mr. Curtis Swiney age 54, of Lonoke, Arkansas former long time resident of Palestine, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in North Little Rock. Mr. Swiney was born September 27, 1958 in Forrest City. He was the son of Bert Swiney Sr. and Marie Cox Swiney. Mr. Swiney had worked in industrial maintenance and was a member of the Forrest City Baptist Church. Mr. Swiney married Pam Smith in 1993 and...
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Curtis Swiney

September 27, 1958 - May 29, 2013

Mr. Curtis Swiney age 54, of Lonoke, Arkansas former long time resident of Palestine, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in North Little Rock. Mr. Swiney was born September 27, 1958 in Forrest City. He was the son of Bert Swiney Sr. and Marie Cox Swiney. Mr. Swiney had worked in industrial maintenance and was a member of the Forrest City Baptist Church. Mr. Swiney married Pam Smith in 1993 and...
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William D. "Bill" Baxter

August 2, 1944 - May 29, 2013

Mr. William D. 'Bill' Baxter, age 68, of Forrest City, died Wednesday at his home in Forrest City. Mr. Baxter was born August 2, 1944, in Paragould, Arkansas, and was the son of Archie Baxter and Carolyn Stevenson Baxter. His childhood home was in Mounds, Arkansas, was 1962 Graduate of Green County Tech where he was all state basketball and baseball. He was a 1966 Graduate of Arkansas...
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Lee Everitt 'Happy' Cowan

February 6, 1926 - May 28, 2013

Mr. Lee Everitt 'Happy' Cowan, age 87, of Doniphan, Missouri, formerly of Colt, died Tuesday at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Cowan was born February 6, 1926, in Colt, and was the son of Floyd Cowan Sr. and Maude Taylor Cowan. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a Veteran of the...
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Herbert Vance Satterfield

December 26, 1937 - May 26, 2013

Mr. Herbert Vance Satterfield age 75, of Lexa, Arkansas died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his home in Lexa. Mr. Satterfield was born December 26, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the son of Lee Mason Satterfield and Frances Elizabeth Pettus Satterfield. Mr. Satterfield was retired from Entergy where he was the assistant plant manager at the Ritchie Power Plant. He attended Arkansas State...
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Evelyn Sharp Knox

May 9, 1917 - May 24, 2013

Mrs. Evelyn Sharp Knox age 96, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 24, 2013 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Knox was born May 9, 1917 in Glenmora, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Henry Sharp and Gertrude Hancock Sharp. Mrs. Knox was a member of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Women of the Church Group and Women's Circle. Mrs. Knox married John...
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Frank Wall III

January 10, 1931 - May 20, 2013

Mr. Frank Wall III age 82, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Wall was born January 10, 1931 at Linden Island. He was the son of Frank Wall Jr. and Rosa Olive Busby Wall. Mr. Wall was a truck driver, a Baptist and a Veteran of the Air Force. Mr. Wall is survived by two daughters, Ellen Payne of Appleton, Wisconsin and Ruth Kopp...
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Jerry 'J.J.' Wilson

July 20, 1939 - May 20, 2013

Mr. Jerry 'J. J.' Wilson, age 73, of Forrest City, died Monday at his home in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past year. Mr. Wilson was born July 20, 1939, in Kingsland, Arkansas, and was the son of Jasper F. Wilson and Martha J. Watson Wilson. He moved to Forrest City in 1972, was a heavy equipment operator, and attended the Good Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson married...
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Marie Mitchum

February 6, 1951 - May 19, 2013

Mrs. Marie Mitchum, age 62, of Colt, died Sunday at the Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Mitchum was born February 6, 1951, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, and was the daughter of Melvin Frame and Winnie Jordan Frame. She was a housewife and a Baptist. Mrs. Mitchum married Donnell Mitchum and he preceded her in death in 1983. She is...
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Ruth Gore Howton

March 26, 1926 - May 17, 2013

Mrs. Ruth Gore Howton age 87, of Palestine, Arkansas died Friday, May 17, 2013 at her home in Palestine. Mrs. Howton was born March 26, 1926 in Palestine. She was the daughter of Booker Gore and Lucy Jayroe Gore. Mrs. Howton had made her home in Palestine all of her life and was a housewife. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Church's Women's Ministries. Mrs....
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John Canada Bowen III

March 8, 1941 - May 13, 2013

Dr. John Canada Bowen III, a vascular and gastrointestinal surgeon for over 42 years who was Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at home in New Orleans. He had battled cancer for several years. He was 72 years old. Born in Memphis, TN and known as "Johnny" by family and friends, he grew up in Forrest City, AR and was the...
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Walda Rene Barry

June 19, 1938 - April 26, 2013

Mrs. Walda Rene Barry age 74, of Forrest City died Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Crossridge Hospital in Wynne. Mrs. Barry was born June 19, 1938 in Forrest City. She was the daughter of J. W. Brown and Martha Byrd Brown. Mrs. Barry had worked at General Industries. Mrs. Barry married G. W. Bill Barry in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by a son, George William...
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Melvin Eugene Lucas

December 17, 1940 - April 25, 2013

Mr. Melvin Eugene Lucas, age 72, of Forrest City, died Thursday at his home in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past several months. Mr. Lucas was born December 17, 1940, in Earle, Arkansas, and was the son of Jabe Lucas and Lorene Dugan Lucas. He lived in Crittenden County, Cross County, and St. Francis County most of his life, was a maintenance supervisor, a Veteran of the...
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David Eugene Warren

October 6, 1949 - April 23, 2013

Mr. David Eugene Warren, age 63, of Forrest City, died Tuesday at his home in Forrest City. His death came sudden and unexpected. Mr. Warren was born October 6, 1949, in Moro, Arkansas, and was the son of James Warren and Stella Brown Warren Martin. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was an employee of Bokker's Used Cars, was a member of the Forrest City Beagle Club, and...
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Edna Estell Duncan Barnes

March 6, 1915 - April 19, 2013

Mrs. Edna Estell Duncan Barnes age 98, of Cave City, Arkansas died Friday, April 19, 2013. She had been in poor health the past four years. Mrs. Barnes was born March 6, 1915 in Evening Shade, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Lee Duncan and Louise Runsic Duncan. Mrs. Barnes was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Barnes married Troy Barnes in 1934 and he preceded her...
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Mabelle Knust Brewster

January 17, 1942 - April 18, 2013

Mrs. Maybelle Knust Brewster age 71, of Forrest City died at her home on Thursday, April 18, 2013 after a long illness. Mrs. Brewster was born January 17, 1942 in Wynne, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Bennie J. Knust and Goldie Mae Nicholson Knust. Mrs. Brewster had worked for General Industries and Cross County Bank and was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Brewster...
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Barbara Ann Smalley Hamilton

June 27, 1951 - April 12, 2013

Mrs. Barbara Ann Smalley Hamilton age 61 of Marion died Friday, April 12, 2013 in Marion. Mrs. Hamilton was born June 27, 1951 in Wynne, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Albert K. Smalley and Johnny V. Hughes Smalley. Mrs. Hamilton was a unit clerk at the Forrest City Hospital and was a member of the Marion Church of God. Mrs. Hamilton married David E. Hamilton in 1995. He survives her...
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Eunice Rice Brown

January 16, 1922 - April 12, 2013

Mrs. Eunice Rice Brown, age 91, of Caldwell, died Friday at the Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. She had been in poor health for the past several months. Mrs. Brown was born January 16, 1922, in West Memphis, and was the daughter of Sierra Nevada Rice and Lula Mae Baldridge Rice. She lived at Fitzgerald Crossing and Caldwell most of her life, was a retired clerk for True Value...
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Rupert Leonard Long

August 5, 1919 - April 11, 2013

Mr. Rupert Leonard Long age 93, of Caldwell, Arkansas died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home. Mr. Long was born August 5, 1919 in Sidney, Arkansas. He was the son of Auty Lee Long and Daisy Pemberton Long. Mr. Long was a logger and a farmer. Mr. Long is survived by his wife Sidney Watson Long and five daughters, Ellen Edmondson of Forrest City, Polly Brown of Olive Branch, Dana Holt of...
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Caleb Sean Haydar

March 21, 1991 - April 8, 2013

Mr. Caleb Sean Haydar, age 22, of Forrest City, died Monday at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. His death came sudden and unexpected. Mr. Haydar was born March 21, 1991, in Memphis, Tennessee, and was the son of Najmi Haydar and Stacy Alford Kilgore. He lived most of his life in Forrest City, was a technician for Honda of Forrest City, and attended the Smith Chapel Baptist Church. ...
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Tolise Thomas Lincoln Penna

February 18, 1930 - April 7, 2013

Mrs. Tolise Thomas Lincoln Penna, age 83, of Wynne, died Sunday at the Crossridge Community Hospital in Wynne. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Penna was born February 18, 1930, in Wynne, and was the daughter of Fred Thomas and Pauline Parkman Thomas. She lived in St. Francis and Cross County most of her life, was a housewife and Senior Vice-President of Cable T.V...
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Mary Jane Wright Woodbury

December 16, 1920 - April 5, 2013

Mrs. Mary Jane Wright Woodbury age 92, of Olive Branch, Mississippi formerly of Memphis died Friday, April 5, 2013. Mrs. Woodbury was born December 16, 1920 in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Earl Bell and Virginia Coombs Bell. Mrs. Woodbury was a housewife and a member of the Woodland Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Mrs. Woodbury was preceded in death by her first husband...
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Jerry Eugene Reeves

March 24, 1942 - April 4, 2013

Mr. Jerry Eugene Reeves age 71, of Salem, Arkansas died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Little Rock. Mr. Reeves was born March 24, 1942 in Salem, Arkansas. He was the son of David Reeves and Opal Amerson Reeves. Mr. Reeves had made his home in Salem most of his life and had been residing in Pangburn. He was the owner of East Arkansas Insurance in Forrest City. He was a member of the First...
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Clara Annette Coats

October 9, 1932 - April 4, 2013

Mrs. Clara Annette Coats, age 80, of Colt, died Thursday at her home in Colt. She had been in poor health for the past several months. Mrs. Coats was born October 9, 1932, in Cross County, and was the daughter of Theodore H. Bridges and Helen S. Nicholas Bridges. She lived in the St. Francis and Cross County area most of her life, was a homemaker, and was a member of the Colt United Methodist...
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Sigrid Karlson Houston

March 1, 1952 - April 2, 2013

Mrs. Sigrid Karlson Houston, age 61, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Mrs. Houston was born March 1, 1952, in Kansas City, Kansas, and was the daughter of Karl Karlson and Geneva Downey Karlson Haycraft. She lived in St. Francis County most all of her life, was a bookkeeper/secretary and...
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Dorothy Harris Mitchell

March 10, 1921 - March 31, 2013

Dorothy Harris Mitchell passed away at her home on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. The daughter of Pauline Harrell Harris and Aubrey Lee Harris, Sr., Ms. Mitchell was born in Forrest City, AR on March 10, 1921. She graduated from Forrest City High School, attended State Teacher's College in Conway and graduated from Miss Wiley's School of...
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Charles L. Hurd

February 4, 1936 - March 31, 2013

Mr. Charles L. Hurd, age 77, of Forrest City, died Sunday at his home in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past six years. Mr. Hurd was born February 4, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hurd. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a carpenter, was an Army Veteran, and was a member of the Beck Spur Baptist Church. Mr. Hurd...
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Mary Ellen McMahan

December 4, 1957 - March 30, 2013

Mrs. Mary Ellen McMahan, age 55, of Forrest City, died Saturday at her home in Forrest City. Her death came sudden and unexpected. Mrs. McMahan, was born December 4, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was the daughter of James Martin and Helen Vick Martin. She lived in St. Francis County most all of her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. McMahan married Johnny McMahan in 1995, and he survives her...
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Norma Knust

July 19, 1926 - March 28, 2013

Mrs. Norma Knust, age 86, of Forrest City, died Thursday at the Hermitage Gardens Assisted Living Center in Southaven, Mississippi, after a short illness. Mrs. Knust was born July 19, 1926, in Newark, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Ernest Clark and Essie Lindsey Clark. She lived in St. Francis County most all of her life, she was a retired Walmart Associate, and was a member of the Beck...
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Mabel Elizabeth McCollough

July 30, 1922 - March 27, 2013

Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth McCollough age 90 of Lexa, former longtime resident of Forrest City died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Mrs. McCollough was born July 20, 1922 in Russellville, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Thomas B. Shinn and Elizabeth Parker Shinn. Mrs. McCollough was a retired nurse's aide and a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City. Mrs. McCollough married Sylvester...
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Lewis 'L. C.' Tiner

June 8, 1940 - March 26, 2013

Mr. Lewis 'L.C.' Tiner, age 72, of Jonesboro, formerly of Forrest City, died Tuesday at the St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Tiner was born June 8, 1940, in Marianna, and was the son of Herman Ray Tiner and Ollie Bolden Brazil Tiner. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1959, retired from farming in 1970, and was a member of the Southwest Church of...
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V O Gracey

December 27, 1929 - March 20, 2013

Mr. V O Gracey, age 83, of Forrest City, died Wednesday at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. He had been in poor health for the past three months. Mr. Gracey was born December 27, 1929, in Arkansas, and was the son of Howard Gracey and Sylvia Witt Gracey. He lived in St. Francis County all of his life, retired from Brothers Implement in 1990, and was a Baptist. Mr. Gracey married...
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Verma Jean Herbert

December 22, 1931 - March 17, 2013

Mrs. Verma Jean Herbert age 81, former longtime resident of Forrest City died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville. Mrs. Herbert was born December 22, 1931 in Mars Hill, Missouri. She was the daughter of Tivis Lincoln and Mae Shrock Lincoln. Mrs. Herbert was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Herbert married L.D. Herbert in 1948...
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Margaret Dean Hill "Boots" Gracey

March 30, 1936 - March 15, 2013

Mrs. Margaret Dean Hill "Boots" Gracey age 76, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Friday, March 15, 2013. She was retired from Sanyo. After retiring from Sanyo she opened a ceramic shop. Mrs. Gracey was born March 30, 1936 in Forrest City. She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Ester Hill. Mrs. Gracey married James Gracey in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived...
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Mary Jane Eaton

May 20, 1958 - March 11, 2013

Mrs. Mary Jane Eaton age 54, of Madison, Arkansas died Monday, March 11, 2013 at the St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Eaton was born May 20, 1958 in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Sid and Jane Stevenson. Mrs. Eaton had made her home in the Forrest City area all of her life. Mrs. Eaton is survived by two daughters, Tonya Richards of Forrest City and Tabitha Eaton of Wynne;...
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Minnie Grace Stephens

March 9, 1916 - March 11, 2013

Mrs. Minnie Grace Stephens, age 97, of Forrest City, died Monday at the Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. She had been in poor health for the past two months. Mrs. Stephens was born March 9, 1916, in St. Francis County, and was the daughter of Henry Milton and Addie Lee Adair Milton. She lived in St. Francis County all of her life, was a housewife, and attended the Church of God. ...
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Lloyd Alton Latham, Sr.

March 11, 1918 - March 10, 2013

Mr. Lloyd Alton Latham Sr., age 94, of Forrest City, died Sunday at the White County Memorial Hospital in Searcy. He had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Mr. Latham was born March 11, 1918, in Posey, Arkansas, and was the son of James Andrew Latham and Pearl Perkins Latham. was a Veteran of World War II, was retired from the United States Postal Service, and was a member of the...
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Jimmie Dwight 'Papaw" Davis

August 9, 1944 - March 8, 2013

Mr. Jimmie Dwight "Papaw" Davis died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the White County Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1944. He was a member of Oak Hill Church of God in Forrest City. Recently Jimmie moved with his wife Sue to Bradford, Arkansas and started attending Velvet Ridge Church of God. He retired in 2010 from APAC. Jimmie loved to fish and work in the garden. He was preceded in...
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Stanley Jones

August 26, 1926 - March 3, 2013

Mr. Stanley Jones, age 86, of Goodwin, died Sunday at the Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past three years. Mr. Jones was born August 26, 1926, in Goodwin, and was the son of Julius Jones and Myrtle French Jones. He lived in Goodwin most all of his life, was a farmer, and was a member of the Wheatley Methodist Church. Mr. Jones married...
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Mary Alice McCain

February 26, 1945 - February 26, 2013

Mrs. Mary Alice McCain age 68, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. McCain was born February 26, 1945 in Holly Grove, Arkansas. She was the daughter of William Floyd Renigar and Annie Louise Richardson. Mrs. McCain had worked at Forrest City Bank and was a member of the Gladden Baptist Church. Mrs. McCain married Thomas "Gene"...
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Cecil 'T-Bone' Thweatt

October 4, 1941 - February 26, 2013

Mr. Cecil 'T-Bone' Thweatt, age 71, of Palestine, died Tuesday at his home in Palestine. He had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Thweatt was born October 4, 1941, in Palestine, and was the son of Emmitt Joe Thweatt and Birdie Bray Thweatt. He had worked for Wonder Bread and was a tile mason. He had lived in Mt. View, Arkansas for the past fifteen years and moved back to...
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Thomas E. 'Tommy' Dodson , Jr.

May 14, 1948 - February 23, 2013

Mr. Thomas E. 'Tommy' Dodson Jr., age 64, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City. His death came sudden and unexpected. Mr. Dodson was born May 14, 1948, in Forrest City, and was the son of Thomas E. Dodson Sr., and Carolyn Kincaid Dodson. He lived in St. Francis County all of his life, was a farmer, was on the St. Francis County Fair Association...
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Don 'Donnie' Chapman

May 1, 1965 - February 21, 2013

Mr. Don 'Donnie' Chapman, age 47, of Forrest City, died Thursday at his home in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past several months. Mr. Chapman was born May 1, 1965, in Forrest City, and was the son of Donald Chapman and Jana Jolley Farmer. He lived in St. Francis County most all of his life, was a truck driver, and attended the Valley View Christian Center in Forrest City. ...
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James A. Ethridge

April 15, 1922 - February 17, 2013

Mr. James A. Ethridge age 90 of Colt, Arkansas died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Ethridge was born April 15, 1922 in Alabama. He was the son of Jim Ethridge and Trannie Lou NeeSmith. Mr. Ethridge had lived most of his adult life in Colt, was a farmer and had work at Yale Hoist. He was a Veteran of World War II and was a member of the Colt Baptist...
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Aldridge L. Parker

September 20, 1917 - February 11, 2013

Mr. Aldridge L. Parker age 95, of Palestine, Arkansas died Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Parker was born September 20, 1917 in Forrest City. He was the son of Avery Parker and Viola Wood Parker. Mr. Parker had made his home in the Forrest City and Palestine areas all of his life. He was a wholesale meat dealer and a member of the Palestine Church of...
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Charles Walter Hill, Jr.

August 1, 1932 - February 11, 2013

Mr. Charles Walter Hill Jr. age 80 of Widener, Arkansas died Monday, February 11, 2012 at his home in Widener. The same home in which he was born on August 1, 1932. Mr. Hill was the son of Charles Walter Hill and Frankie Ella Castleberry Hill. He was a graduate of Forrest City High School, a farmer and a Methodist. Mr. Hill was a Levee Board member and on the Forrest City Cotton Oil Mill...
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Stephanie Marie Steinbarger

June 20, 1980 - February 8, 2013

Mrs. Stephanie Marie Steinbarger age 32, of Forrest City died Friday, February 8, 2013 in Little Rock after a auto accident. Mrs. Steinbarger was born June 20, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Sid Stevenson and Linda Whitehead. Mrs. Steinbarger was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Steinbarger is survived by three daughters, Destiny Neilson, Brianna...
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Milrean Horton

June 4, 1934 - February 1, 2013

Mrs. Milrean Horton, age 78, of Forrest City, died Friday at the St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She had been in the hospital for the past six days. Mrs. Horton was born June 4, 1934, in St. Francis County, and was the daughter of Jodie Cook and Allie Shambley Cook. She lived in St. Francis County most all of her life, was a housewife, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's...
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Bonnie Grayum

October 30, 1941 - January 30, 2013

Mrs. Bonnie Grayum, age 71, of Collierville, Tennessee, formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday at the Three Rivers Nursing and Rehab in Marked Tree. She had been in poor health for the past several years. Mrs. Grayum was born October 30, 1941, in Wilson, Arkansas, and was the daughter of R. C. Williams and Grace Stinson Williams. She was retired from Safeway Grocery & Carrier Corp., and...
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Helen Frances Raines

December 13, 1924 - January 26, 2013

Mrs. Helen Frances Raines, age 88, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the River Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wynne. She had been in poor health for the past several months. Mrs. Raines was born December 13, 1924, in Mengelwood, Tennessee, and was the daughter of William Alford Rice and Bethel Henson Rice. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City....
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