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EMMETT ADCOX - Pine Bluff Commercial, March 2, 2000 Emmett R. "Bill" Adcox, 74, of Star City, died March 1, 2000, at his home. He was born October 12, 1925, at Beedville (Jackson County), a son of the late David Adcox and Edna Davis Adcox. He was employed by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for 22 years and Southern Propane at Star City for 11 years. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church at Sherwood. He was also a member of Roy Jason Fish Post Number 32 and the American Legion. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by four brothers, B.D. Adcox, David Adcox, Neil Adcox, Preston Adcox; and a sister, Margaret Dilbeck. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Brockman Adcox of Star City; a son, Mike Adcox of Batesville; and a daughter, Kimberly Fellner of Jacksonville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Ollie Mae Allen - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Ollie Mae Allen, 73, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 29, 1927, at Yorktown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Wiley and Minnie Scott Price. She was a member of New Macedonia Baptist Church at Tarry, where she served as an usher. She was a housekeeper for Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Allen Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley McGinister of Tarry and Bettye Miles of Little Rock; three sons, William Allen Jr. of Pine Bluff, Nathaniel Allen and Willie Joseph Allen, Both of Little Rock; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25 at the New Macedonia Baptist Church with John Bush officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem No. 2 Cemetery at Yorktown, by the Brown Funeral Home.

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MRS. IVA ARENDALE Mineral Wells, Tx.: Mrs. Iva Mullikin Arendale, 71, of Redfield died here Monday while she was en route to her home. She was a native of Star City, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Thompson. She attended Lincoln County schools but had been a resident of Redfield for a number of years. Mrs. Arendale had been visiting her son in Arizona, and was returning to Arkansas when she became ill in Mineral Wells, and died shortly afterwards. Survivors include her two sons, Theodore Revis Mullikin of Clifton, Arizona, and Luther Elvis of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Ima Jean Stubblefield of White Hall. (Mrs. Stubblefield was a granddaughter of Mrs. Arendale who after the death of her mother, was adopted by Mrs. Arendale); two brothers, Curtis Thompson and M. Thompson of Little Rock; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by South Funeral Home in Pine Bluff. Note: Burial was in Redfield Cemetery, Redfield, Jefferson County, Arkansas

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Leon Ballinger - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 21, 2000 Leon Ballinger, 55, of Star City, died September 18, 2000, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Star City. He was born January 12, 1945, at Star City, a son of Rosie Ballinger of Star City and the late Bill Ballinger. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a mill wright, welder, a member of the National Rifle Association and National Trappers Association and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Other survivors include his wife, Linda Ballinger of Star City; a son, Kenneth Allen Ballinger of Phoenix; three daughters, Amy Lee Ballinger of Little Rock and Teresa Ann Ballinger and Paula Jane Eischen, both of Phoenix; two stepsons, Greg Haley and Glen Haley, both of Star City; two brothers, David Ballinger and James Ballinger, both of Star City; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Rosie M. Ballinger, 83, of Star City, died Wed., Dec. 29, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, at Pine Bluff. She was born May 23, 1921, in the Garnett Community; a daughter of the late Charlie Benn Harrison and Ellar Mae Chinn Harrison. She was retired from the Convalescent Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church at Star City. She was preceded in death by one son, Leon Ballinger, one daughter, Emma Mae Ballinger; four brothers, The Rev. Adam Harrison, Elzie Mae Harrison, Curtis Harrison and Vance Harrison; and two sisters, Suzzie Vest and Nora Henderson. Survivors include two sons, David Ballinger and James Ballinger, both of Star City; one brother, Jason Harrison of Star City; two sisters, Eve Bates and Beatrice Brown, both of Star City; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2004, at Griffin Funeral Services at Star City with Jack Bates and Johny Wall officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cem., near Star City.

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Velma Dixon Barr - LINCOLN LEDGER, JANUARY 10, 2001, PAGE 9 Velma Dixon Barr, 96, of Warren died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at the Bradley County Medical Center at Warren. Born Feb. 14, 1904, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Ethel Fish Dixon. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was the widow of Owen Barr who died July 20, 1999. They were married Feb. 18, 1947 in Reno, Nevada. Survivors include a sister, Grace Nix of Warren. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 4, at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City by Brother Bill Leslie. Arrangements were made by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Dan Chambliss, Harve Chambliss, Max Givens, and Bill Hargis.

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Pine Bluff Commercial, Dec. 9, 2004
CABOT -- Lazarus J. Barrabi, 5, of Cabot and formerly of Star City, died Thursday in Rebsamen Medical Center at Jacksonville. He was born Aug. 23, 1999, at Boynton, Beach, Fla., a son of Juan Jose Barrabi and Michelle Leigh LaBossiere. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include his father, Juana Jose Barrabi of Delray Beach, Fla.; his mother, Michelle Miller of Cabot; his stepfather, Charles David Miller of Cabot; two step-brothers, James Miller and David Miller; two half brothers, Damon LaBossiere and Darrell Sweitzer; one stepsister, Trixie Miller; and grandparents, Roger LaBossiere, Juanita LaBossiere, Josefina Barrabi and Guillermo "Willy" Barrabi, all of Star City. Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Services at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Children's Cancer Society or Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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Ruby Barrett - February 02, 2001 Pine Bluff Commercial Ruby Irene Bush Barrett, 91, of Warren, died February 1, 2001, at Bradley County Medical Center at Warren. Born September 21, 1909, at Star City, she was a daughter of the late John Bush and Catherine Brown Bush. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Barrett; a son Charles Wayne Barrett; a daughter Mary Eloise Barrett; and a brother, Roy Bush. Survivors include two sons, Ray Barrett of Sunnyvale, California, and Herb Barrett of Warren; two daughters, Murlene Degges of Warren and Lucille Richardson of Onalaska, Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Frazer's Funeral Home at Warren with Craig Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Ingeborg Basnight 6-21-2000 Ingeborg Basnight, 75, of Star City, died June 19, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. She was born July 8, 1924, at Butzbach, Germany, a daughter of the late George Schmidt and Margarete Katrina Weis. She was a seamstress. She was of the Evangelich faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Basnight. Survivors include two daughters, Uta Wolf of New Haven, Indiana, and Ursula Hogue of McGehee; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at McGehee Cemetery with George Waldrup officiating. Arrangements are made by Griffin Funeral Service at McGehee.

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JESSIE G. BATES (11-5-1884 / 6-8-1968) Published 6-9-1968 see photo Jessie Gerome Bates, 83, of Star City, died Saturday at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mittie Mullikin Bates; five sons, George Bates, Robert Bates, Raymond Bates and Herman Bates, all of Star City, and Ralph Bates of Norwich, Connecticut; one daughter, Mrs. Mabelle Kimbrell of Malvern; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Calvary Assemby of God Church by Reverend G.A. Stubbs. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Star City. Pallbearers will be A.J. Pickins, Everett Davis, H.W. Drake, Marion Drake, Robert Hawkins and Roy Newman. Submitted by: Peggy J Riley Reichard , cousin.

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LUTHER WESLEY BATES MONTICELLO - Luther Wesley Bates, 87, of Watson, retired pastor of Watson Assembly of God Church, died February 11, 1992, at Drew Memorial Hospital here. Born February 20, 1904, at Star City, He was a son of the late John Wesley Bates and Fannie Martha Mullikin. He was a member of Watson Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Mae Bates, and by three sons, William W. Bates, L. W. Bates, and Jimmy L. Bates. Survivors include four sons, Howard L. Bates of Hillister, Texas, Johnnie E., Bates, of Pasadena, Texas, and Lamar V. Bates and Garland R. Bates, both of Watson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday at Watson Assembly of God Church with Leonard Rickett officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Visitaiton will be today at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Submitted by: Frances Gober

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L. W. BATES - Beaumont Enterprise on Friday, Feb.9, l990 L. W. Bates of Woodville died Tuesday at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Pasadena with military graveside rites at Houston National Cemetery. Local arrangements were handled by Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. A native and longtime resident of Deer Park,  (Texas) he lived in Woodville a year, was a plumbing contractor and was a World War 11 U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include a brother, Howard Bates of Hillister. ("Dub" was born in Lincoln County, AR., married (1) Mary Franklin Henley, (2) Janet Ann Weiner. Children by (1) include Dudley Glenn Bates, Randy Paul Bates; (2) Heather Marie Bates. He was born 4/18/1937.) Submitted by: Frances Gober

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MITTIE MAE BATES (10-13-1890 / 3-31-1979) Published 4-2-1979 see photo STAR CITY: Mrs. Mittie Mae Bates, 87, of Star City, died Saturday at a nursing home here. She was the widow of Jessie G. Bates. She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church here. Survivors include four sons, Herman Bates, Raymond Bates and George Bates, all of Star City, and Ralph Bates of Norwich, Connecticut; a daughter, Mrs. Mabelle Kimbrell of Malvern; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Calvary Assembly of God Church here by Reverend G.A. Stubbs. Burial was to be in Leek Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home here. Grandsons were scheduled to be pallbearers. Note: Mittie was daughter of late James Francis and Martha J. Blasengame Mullikin. Top

ROBERT E. LEE BATES (2-6-1916 / 3-21-1979) Published 3-22-1979 Star City: Robert E. Lee Bates, 63, of Star City, died Wednesday at a nursing home here. He was a farmer. He had served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church near here. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mittie May MullikinBates of Star City; four brothers, Herman Bates, Raymond Bates and George Bates, all of Star City and Ralph Bates of Norwich, Connecticut; and a sister, Mrs. Mabelle Kimbrell of Malvern. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Calvary Assembly of God Church by Reverend G. A. Stubbs. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery here by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Nephews will be pallbearers. Note: He was also son of late Jessie Gerome Bates. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen B. Submitted by: Peggy J Riley Reichard , cousin.

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THOMAS LYNN BATES, 61, of Star City, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City.
He was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Pine Bluff to the late Tommy and Mary Geneva Reed Bates. He was a retired motel auditor and an Army Veteran.
He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Palmyra.
Survivors include two brothers, Jerry Wayne Bates of Star City, and Roger Dale Bates of Griffith Springs.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City.
Bro. J.C. Patterson officiated. Burial was in Palmyra Cemetery near Star City.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Palmyra. Arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.
Lincoln Ledger, Wed. August 4, 2004, Page 4

VERA BATES DUMAS - Vera May Bates, 79, of Watson, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Delta Memorial Hospital here. A native of Lincoln County, she was a daughter of William Sanders and Ruth Gage Tucker. Mrs. Bates was a member of Watson Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Reverend Luther Bates, seven sons, Jimmy Bates and Garland Ray Bates, both of Watson, and Bill Bates, Howard Bates,  Johnnie Bates, L. W. Bates, and Lamar Bates, all of Pasadena, Texas; a  brother, William Tucker of Benton; two sisters, Lizzie Moore of Pine Bluff, Cleo Gilbert of San Francisco; 32 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a  great-great-grandchild. Her funeral was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Watson Assembly of God Church, with Reverend Bill Warren officiating. Burial was to be in Watson Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Pallbearers were Herman Westerman, Horace Porter, Billy Ray Bates, Marvin Pennington, Dick Powell and Terry Fortenberry. (Vera actually died about 11:30 am Monday, Sept. 23, 1985. She was 78. Her sister in CA is Cleo Branch of Livermore. Submitted by: Frances Gober

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Essie Battles - Pine Bluff Commercial, October 16, 2000 Essie Mae Battles, 69, of Pine Bluff, died October 15, 2000, at Delta Memorial Hospital at Dumas. She was born May 5, 1931, at Grady, a daughter of the late Howard Johnson and Roxie Ann Johnson. She was a member of Highland Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Clarence Johnson of California; two sisters, Joyce Wilson of Gould and Laura Slaughter of Pine Bluff. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Randolph Cemetery at Grady with the Rev. Larry Alexander officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed. March 23, 2005
Eula Morgan Baugh, 94, of Star City, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at her home. She was born August 9, 1910, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late James Nathaniel Morgan and Alice Catherine Hall Morgan. She was a member of Yorktown First Baptist Church near Star City. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Baugh, whom she married on November 19, 1933. Survivors include two sons, Harry Lynn Baugh of Yorktown and James Roy Baugh of Monticello; one daughter, Martha Ann Caldwell of the Rye community; one sister, Josie Owen of Star City; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2005 at Yorktown First Baptist Church with Robert Green officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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ORELL BENNETT - Lincoln Ledger, October 11, 2000, page 8 Orell Bennett, 78, of Little Rock, formerly of Star City, died Friday, September 29, 2000. He was the son of Christopher and Vivian Bennett. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Espie Bennett and W.D. Bennett. He retired as a truck driver from Moss Seed Company, was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pulaski Heights Masonic Lodge #673 for 45 years. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Shirley Cullins Bennett of Little Rock; a daughter and son-in-law, Leva and Buster Willis of Star City; a brother, C.E. Bennett of Eureka Springs; two sisters, Betty Roberts of Monroe, Louisana and Patricia Wallis of Little Rock; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons. A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 2, in the chapel of Griffin, Leggett, Healey & Roth Funeral Home at Little Rock with Samuel Griffith officiating. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72210, or Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202.

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Pine Bluff Commercial, May 21, 2000

KEVARIUS BLACK
Kevarius Black, infant son of Norkesha Black and Steven Jones, both of Gould, died May 13, 2000, at Arkansas Children's Hospital at Little Rock. He was born May 11, 2000, at Dumas. Other survivors include his grandparents, William "Billy" Brown Jr. and Hattie Brown, both of Gould, Vernie Jones of Forrest City and Norvell Gooley of Star City; his great-grandparents, True Love Black of Gould, William Brown Sr. and Judy Brown, both of Judsonia. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Union Cemetery at Gould by Washington Funeral Home at Dumas. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Dorothy Blasengame - Pine Bluff Commercial, November 19, 2000 Dorothy Dean Blasengame, 67, of Star City (Lincoln County), died November 18, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. She was born October 27, 1933, at Gould (Lincoln County), a daughter of the late Ivory F. Blasengame and Alice Neugent Blasengame. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include two sisters, Jean Green of Pine Bluff and Mildred Bentley of Star City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with J.C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery at Star City.

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ELMER BLASENGAME December 21, 1974 Star City: Elmer Lee Blasengame, 57, of Star City, died Friday at his home. He was a disabled American Veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Cook Blasengame; a son, Ronnie Blasengame of Star City; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Colbert of Houston; three stepsons, James Stover of Millersville, Maryland, and Dewayne Hunsaker and Oscar Hunsacker of Star City; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Ardath Gill of Sheridan, Mrs. Sallie Jean McWhorter and Mrs. Martha Russworm of Star City, and Mrs. Brenda Burnett of Malvern; a brother Gene Blasengame of Alton, Illinois; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Hunter of Atlanta, Mrs. Mildred Bently and Dorothy Blasengame of Star City, and Mrs. Norma Jean Studdard of Pine Bluff; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Note: The Burial was in Leek-Drake Cemetery, Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas.

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ETTA BLASENGAME (2-4-1876 / 1-27-1959) Published 1-27-1959 Mrs. Etta Blasengame, 83, died today at 10:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.L. Harrison of 3300 West 13th. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Blasengame moved to Pine Bluff 15 years ago. Since then she has made her home with Mrs. Harrison. Mrs. Blasengame was married to the late Oscar Blasengame in 1899 in Star City. She was a Baptist. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Fannie Tucker of Pine Bluff, and 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by South Funeral Home. Note: The Obituary states that the marriage was 1899. The Courthouse records in Star City state the marriage as 8-24-1898, SCD Book, Page 293. Oscar L. Blasengame. 1-1877 / 1903  Both Oscar and Etta are buried at Heflin Cemetery, Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas Submitted by: Peggy J Riley Reichard , cousin.

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Obituary of Ira Wade Blasengame as it appeared in Pine Bluff Commercial, 6-17-1995 Star City: Ira Wade Blasengame, 81, of Star City, died June 15, 1995, at his home. A native of Lincoln County, he was born January 6, 1914, a son of the late John and Rachel Smith Blasengame. He worked as a welder for Cargo Carriers and Ben Pearson. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church at Star City. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Cook Blasengame, whom he married March 12, 1935; two sons, Don Blasengame and Wayne Blasengame, both of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Elizabeth Shillings of Star City; a brother, Sim Owens of Star City; two sisters, Mary Young and Ruth McEntire, both of Star City; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Hale-South Funeral Home in Pine Bluff with Dewayne Roper officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery, Star City. Note: Ira Wade Blasengame was son of John A. Blasengame and Annie Rachel Smith Owen Blasengame. He was grandson of Wade A. and Frances D. Oakley Blasengame. Burial was in Lincoln County, Arkansas.

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IVORY F. BLASENGAME (8-23-1892 / 2-24-1967) Ivory Franklin Blasengame, 74, of Star City, died in a Little Rock hospital, Friday. He was a retired farmer and timberman. Surviving are two sons, Elmer Blasengame of Star City and James Eugene of Illinois; four daughters, Mrs. V.T. Hunter of Georgia, Mrs. Mildred Bentley and Mrs. Robert Studdard, both of Pine Bluff and Dorothy Blasengame of Star City; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today at the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Leek Cemetery, by Buie Funeral Home.

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JOHN A. BLASENGAME John A. Blasengame, age 73, of Star City, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Moore. Mr. Blasengame was born August 11, 1871 in Mississippi and at the age of 12 he moved to Arkansas with his father, the late Wade Blasengame, later settling in Star City, where he farmed until his sudden death this morning. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Moore, Mrs. Ruth McEntire, and Mrs. Mary Blasengame, all of Star City; two sons, Wade of Pine Bluff, J.D. of US Army overseas; one sister, Mrs. Alice Newman of Star City; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow in the Heflin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. at Star City, by Rev. J. W. McCain, Presbyterian Minister. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery by Holderness-South Funeral Home. Note: John A. Blasengame was son of Wade A. and Frances D. Oakley Blasengame. He was married (1) Omie Wilhite Muckleroy (2) Annie Rachel Smith Owen. Burial was in Lincoln County, Arkansas.

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OBIE C. BLASENGAME (2-19-1894 / 9-12-1954) Published 9-13-1954 Obie C. Blasengame, 60, of Star City, died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock, yesterday morning. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Blasengame was born February 19, 1894, to the late William and Elizabeth Franklin Blasengame. He received his education in Lincoln County Schools. He married the former Freddie Mae McCool in 1944. Mr. Blasengame had served with the Arsenal Fire Department for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his widow, five sons, Sgt. Veo Blasengame of Fort Hood, Sgt. James B. Blasengame of Topeka, Kansas, Obie Blasengame of Pine Bluff, Marshall Blasengame and Jimmie Blasengame of Star City; four daughters, Mrs. Duffea Waters of Pine Bluff and Mrs. Jay Pickens, Katherine Blasengame, and Wanda Lee Blasengame, all of Star City; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Elkins of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Ivory and Oather Blasengame of Star City; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Moore and the Rev. Leroy King officiated. Active pallbearers were G.W. Freeman, W.E. Dennis, Dennis Scifres, Bill Anderson, J.G. Bearden and John Johnson. Note: First wife Ora Agnes Raley. Married at Star City, 12-20-1919, Book K, page 48.

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MRS. ORA BLASENGAME (9-6-1903 / 12-5-1941) Published 12-8-1941 Funeral Services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from Hickory Grove Baptist Church, near Star City, for Mrs. Ora Agnes Blasengame, 38, of Star City, who died at 5’oclock Friday afternoon at her home, following a two day illness. Services were conducted by the Rev. C.W. Barnes of Pine Bluff. Mrs. Blasengame, daughter of James and Mollie Raley, pioneer settlers of Lincoln County, was born September 6, 1903. She was married to Obie C. Blasengame in Star City on December 20, 1918. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Blasengame is survived by her husband, Obie Blasengame; two daughters, Mrs. Jay Pickens and Miss Evelyn Blasengame of Star City; three sons, Veo, Bobby, and Obie Blasengame, Jr. of Star City; her mother, Mrs. Mollie Raley of Star City; one grandchild, Barbara Pickins; five sisters, Mrs. Tebo Cogbill, Mrs. Mack Morgan, Mrs. Ford Sawyers and Mrs. W.E. Davis of Star City and Mrs. Dollie Marshall of Rosedale, Texas; and three brothers, G.E. Raley of Pine Bluff, and Ed and Charley Raley, both of Star City. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, in charge of Holderness Mortuary. Pallbearers were, Wert Drake, Elzie Owen, W.A. Wynn, Buddy Cook, Fred Anderson, and Burt Waters, all of Star City. Note: The Obituary states that she was married in 1918, but the courthouse records indicate that she and Obie were married 12-20-1919. Top

W. E. BLASENGAME (8-3-1930 / 2-2-1976) Published February 1976 Wilbur Gene Blasengame, 45, of Gould, died Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Little Rock. He had served for about four months as the Chief of Police for Gould. He had been a Correctional Officer at Cummins State Prison Farm for about five years and had been a Lieutenant when he left. He attended Lincoln County Schools. He was a son of Mrs. Ozell Petty Blasengame Dorsett of Pine Bluff and the late Oather Blasengame. He had served in the Air Force for six years during the Korean War. He was a member of the Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church near Star City. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Harper Blasengame; four sons, Michael G. Blasengame of McGehee and Glen Blasengame, Gary Blasengame, and Clifton Blasengame of Gould; his stepfather, James Dorsett of Pine Bluff, and his grandmother, Mrs. Vida Petty of Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lone Grove Baptist Church by Reverend Ray Meador. Burial with Military Honors will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Hood, Leon Newman, Loyd Anders, Clarence Moran, Junior Newman and J.P. Graham. Top

PRESTON S. BOTTORFF - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, Page 7 Preston S. Bottorff, 73, of Gould, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born February 13, 1927, at Vineyard, Arkansas, a son of the late Charley and Druila Garner Bottorff. He served in the US Navy and was in law enforcement for over 38 years, serving as an officer in Helena, Ark. And former chief at Marvell, Ark. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Ragsdale; and a step-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Patton Bottorff; on son, Sean Bottorff of Mountain Home; five daughters, Sharon Nuttle of Grove, Okla., June Collins of Sheridan, Ann Williams and Janice Jones, both of Hot Springs, and Gloria Bottorff of Forrest City; one stepson, Roy Patton of Lima, Okla.; five stepdaughters, Lorchid Birch of Tulsa, Okla., Tullaha Maxey of Moscow, Nita Cowen of Dumas, Nancy Dunn of Watson, and Lana McNeely of Friendswood, Tx.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchilden and eight step great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Burial was in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Dumas by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Danny Bradshaw - Pine Bluff Commercial, 7-22-2000 Danny William Bradshaw, 28, of Redfield, died July 21, 2000, in Grant County, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born September 9, 1971, at Pine Bluff, a son of William H. Bradshaw and Betty Rhoads Bradshaw, both of Redfield. He worked as a butcher for Harvest Foods. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended River Roads Baptist Church. He was an avid race car driver with a class "C" rating and was a member of Hardin Racing Club. He also enjoyed deer hunting. He attended Redfield and White Hall schools and was a graduate of Pines Vocational Technical School at Pine Bluff (currently know as Southeast Arkansas College). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Haney Bradshaw, Elsie E. Roller Rhoads and Lewis C. Rhoads. Survivors include his wife Tammy Suzanne Hardin Bradshaw; a son, William Dillion Bradshaw; a daughter, Triston Faith Bradshaw; and a sister, Connie Lorraine Medaker of Redfield; his grandmother, Earnestine Bradshaw; and his great-grandmother, Lena Pearl Shepherd Bradshaw. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hale-South Funeral Home at Pine Bluff with the Rev. Aaron Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown (Lincoln County).

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Danny Bradshaw
Danny William Bradshaw, 28, of Redfield, died July 21, 2000, in Grant County, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born September 9, 1971, at Pine Bluff, a son of William H. Bradshaw and Betty Rhoads Bradshaw, both of Redfield. He worked as a butcher for Harvest Foods. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended River Roads Baptist Church. He was an avid race car driver with a class "C" rating and was a member of Hardin Racing Club. He also enjoyed deer hunting. He attended Redfield and White Hall schools and was a graduate of Pines Vocational Technical School at Pine Bluff (currently know as Southeast Arkansas College). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Haney Bradshaw, Elsie E. Roller Rhoads and Lewis C. Rhoads. Survivors include his wife Tammy Suzanne hardin Bradshaw; a son, William Dillion Bradshaw; a daughter, Triston Faith Bradshaw; and a sister, Connie Lorraine Medaker of Redfield; his grandmother, Earnestine Bradshaw; and his great-grandmother, Lena Pearl Shepherd Bradshaw. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hale-South Funeral Home at Pine Bluff with the Rev. Aaron Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown (Lincoln County). Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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OCIE "DUDE" BRADSHAW (1-20-1912 / 12-31-1999) YORKTOWN -- Ocie "Dude" Bradshaw, 87, of Yorktown died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 20, 1912 to the late George Arthur and Sester Baugh Bradshaw, He was a brick mason and had been a maintenance instructor for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Mr. Bradshaw married Jamie Johnson Bradshaw Dec. 11, 1937 at Yorktown First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Johnson Bradshaw; son, George Allen Bradshaw Sr.; daughters, Etta V. Lowe and Patsy Winningham, all of Yorktown; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Otis, Ozo, and Jimmy Bradshaw and three sisters, Hazel Moore, Helen McBryde, and Holly Moore. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the Griffin Funeral Chapel, Star City, with Bro. Robert Green and Bro. Gary Cresswell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Cemetery, Yorktown, by Griffin Funeral Home, Star City. The family will be at his home in Yorktown and will have visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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WINIFRED A. BRANCH (1-17-1920 / 6-20-1998) Published 6-21-1998 Winnie Branch, a former Pleasanton resident, died Saturday at her granddaughter's home in Winchester, Virginia. She was 78. A native of Reydell, Arkansas, she worked as a retail clerk for Sprouse Reitz in Pleasanton, and as a cashier for McDonald's and Burger King in Livermore. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton and the Easter Star of Pleasanton. She is survived by her sons, James Branch of Winchester, Virginia, and Bob Branch of Bakersfield, Calif; sister, Mildred Turner, and brothers, Carrel Dee, Tom and Floyd Mullikin, all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband of 55 years, Elbert, died in 1994. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Callaghan Mortuary, Livermore. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Interment in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Livermore, California. Memorial Gifts: Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601. Note: Daughter of Lewis Dee and Amanda McCoy Whatley Mullikin. Married 8-24 1938 to Elbert Branch, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Top

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Lincoln Ledger, Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Albert Bridges, 83, of Star City, died Tuesday, Dec., 28, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born Oct. 18, 1921, at Feenyville, as son of the late Newton Demetrius and Alice Mae Devine Bridges. He served in the signal corps during World War II. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ayleene Feagin Bridges; one brother, Herman Bridges; and one sister, Faye Bridges Harper. Survivors include one son, Tom Bridges of Las Vegas; one sister, Dora Lee Bridges Harper of Star City; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31., 2004 at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with James Paxton officiating. Burial was in Leek Cemetery at Star City.

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MRS. BROCIUS (12-20-1903 / 5-19-1983) Published 5-20-1983 Mrs. Ibbie Anderson Brocius, 81, of Star City, died Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Iris AndersonCurry of Star City. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel Church in the Tyro Community of Lincoln County. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Note: Wife of late John "Jack" Brocius who died in 1976

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Pine Bluff Commercial, May 20, 2000 Louvenia Brogan Louvenia F. Belote Brogan, 61, of Dumas, died May 19, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1938, at North Hampton County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Cleve Belote and Evelyn Francis Barcroft Belote. She was a nurse and a member of the Agape Christian Fellowship. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Brogan of Dumas; a son, Robie Brogan of Nobelsville, Indiana; a daughter, Marie Coburn of Benton; two brothers, C.B. Belote of Chatham, Virginia, and Chester Frances Belote of Richmond, Virginia; and two grandsons. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas with the Rev. Hal Graves officiating. Burial will be at Tyro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

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STAR CITY -- Dorothy Brown, 56, of Star City, died Monday at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Home Missionary Baptist Church (Cleveland County) with burial at New Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 23, 2000.

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Minnie Brown - Pine Bluff Commercial Minnie Brown, 77, of Star City, died on July 12, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1923, at Parkdale (Ashley County), a daughter of the late John Adams and Daisy Bell Davis Adams. She was a member of West Side Missionary Baptist Church of Star City. Survivors include a son, Ras Brown of Star City; two daughters, Verline Johnson of Little Rock and Cora Brown of Star City; two brothers, Edward Adams and John Adams, both of Los Angeles; three sisters, Catherine Mack, Lela Wade, and Mattie Turner, all of Pine Bluff; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchidren. Funeral services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at West Side Missionary Baptist Church on Cook Street at Star City with the Rev. Roger Golatt officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery at Star City by Washington Funeral Home of Dumas.

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HAZEL O’NEEL OWEN BROWNING - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Hazel O’Neel Owen Browning, 82, of Fort Smith, formerly of Star City, died Mon., Jan. 22, 2001, at Fort Smith. Born June 21, 1918, at Star City, she was a daughter of the late John and Lela Vick O’Neel. Reared at Star City, she was a graduate of Star City High School. She also graduated from Arkansas A&M College (now the Univesity of Ark. At Monticello) with a bachelor of science degree in education. She spent her life at Pine Bluff until she moved to Fort Smith in August 1977. She taught school in Watson Chapel School District for 31 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and Watson Chapel Baptist Church, both at Pine Bluff. She enjoyed working with children and young people and did so for many years. She was also a choir member. She married Lomon Owen on Sept. 3, 1938, at Star City, and he died in 1970. She married V.L. Browning in 1972, at Pine Bluff, and he died 1987. Survivors include two sons, Johnny Owen of Fort Smith, and Stan Owen of Bryan, Texas; a sister, Hallie Ross of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; J.T. Ross of Star City is one of her nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wed., Jan. 24 at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Brother M.L. Faler officiating. Burial was in Leek Cemetery near Star City. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603 or The Gideons, PO Box 6452, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611.

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Taquante Bunton - Pine Bluff Commercial Taquante Bunton, 11 months old, of Star City, died June 28, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born July 10, 1999, at Pine Bluff, a son of Bernard Bunton of Rison and Lawonna Whaley of Star City. Other survivors include three brothers, Shaquaen Miller, Trendard Bunton and Cortez Bunton, all of Star City; paternal grandparents, Benny Bunton and Ruby Bunton, both of Rison; maternal grandparents, Bobby Wilson of Star City and Betty Tyson of Grady; and great-grandparents, John Thomas Tyson and Bunnie Sue Tyson, both of Grady, and Stella Benjamin of Star City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Zion Hill Church at Rison with the Rev. Joe Mason officiating. Burial will be in Humble Cemetery at Rison by Washington Funeral Home of Dumas.

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WILLIAM VERNON BURNS, SR - LINCOLN LEDGER, February 21, 2001, page 9 William Vernon "T.I." Burns, Sr., 82, of Star City, died Thurs., Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1919 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Joseph Lee and Dona Majors Burns. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Star City where he served on the building committee, the Board of Trustees, and loved to sing in the choir. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the U S. Navy during World War II where he was a member of the 52nd Battalion of the Sea Bees. He was a Star City Councilman for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hortense Greenham Burns, who died March 16, 1995. Survivors include his wife, Doris McGee Robinson Burns of Star City; two sons and daughters-in-law, W.V. "Skipper" Burns Jr. and Martha Lane White Burns and Aaron and Karen Bradshaw Burns, all of Star City; a daughter, Peggy Burns of Star City; a sister, Laville Scott of Shreveport, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Sandy Burns, Tammy McGriff, Daron Burns, Amy Kay Robertson, Jamie McBurnett and Lee McBurnett; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Brother J.C. Patterson officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery in the Little Garnet Community near Star City. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church at Star City.

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From THE DAILY HERALD, Sapulpa, OK Nov. 10, 1991 SUE CALES Sue M. (Newman) Pike Cales, 78, died Thursday at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center. Memorial services were held Saturday at the Canyon Road Baptist Church with Johnny Curtsinger officiating. Cremation followed under the direction of Stanley Funeral Home, Tulsa. She was born on March 4, 1913 in Star City, Ark. and lived in Sapulpa on and off since 1929, working for Bartlett-Collins Glass Co. from 1947 to 1951. She retired from Tulsa Continental Bus Station in 1978 where she worked as a waitress for 15 years. She moved back to Sapulpa in 1986. Surviors include daughter, Diann McDaniel of Sapulpa; brothers Stark Newman and Roy Newman, both of Star City, Ark. two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. NOTE: Susie Melissa Newman was born to Joseph Floyd and Virgie Mae (SPEARS) NEWMAN. She was raised in and around Feenyville. She married (1) John Twitty Pike and (2) James Melvin Cales Submitted by Diann McDaniel - DMcda6708@aol.com

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Theresa Carter - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 26, 2000 Theresa Wynne Carter, 94, of Pine Bluff, died September 21, 2000, at Pine Bluff Nursing Home. She was born October 4, 1906, at Grady, a daughter of the late Virginia Wynne and Washington Wynne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Carter. She had no immediate survivors. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church at Grady with the Rev. Luther Jefferies officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Grady by Christian Way Funeral Home at Pine Bluff. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the service. The family will be at 1114 North Hazel Street.

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D. S. CHAMBERS, JR. (10-12-1905 / 4-20-2000) D. S. Chambers Jr., 94, of Star City, died April 20, 2000 at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. He was born October 12, 1905, at Glendale, (Lincoln County), a son of the late D.S. Chambers and Mattie McLendon Chambers. He attended Arkansas Tech University in Russelville. He was a poultry farmer and carpenter. He was a past president of Arkansas Farm Bureau of Cleveland County and former Southeast Arkansas delegate to the National Farm Bureau. He was a board member of the first poultry committee in Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Margie Whitten Chambers; three sons, Roy Kenneth Chambers of New Bern, North Carolina, David Chambers of Texarkana and Mitchell D. Chambers of Bauxite (Saline County); one brother, Lendon Chambers of Bentonville; two sisters, Mattie Beard of Star City and Marie Gray of Pine Bluff; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Methodist Church at Crigler (Lincoln County) by Griffin Funeral Home at Star City, with W.P. Woolley and Davis Ashcroft officiating. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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MABEL NORTON CHAMBERS - Lincoln Ledger, October 25, 2000 Mabel Norton Chambers, 88, of Little Rock, formerly of Star City, died Monday, October 23, 2000. She was born near Star City on September 12, 1912, to the late William Robert and Belle Raley Norton. She grew up in Star City and graduated from Star City High School. She receiverd her teaching degree from Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas). She married the late Isaac Albert Chambers in 1938. They settled in Star City where she began a teaching career in 1934. While teaching, Mrs. Mabel was responsible for organizing the Junior Beta Club and served as its sponsor for several years. An avid gardner, she was an active member of the Garden Lovers Club where she held various offices including president. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Star City where she served on the Administrative Board, taught Sunday school and held various offices in the Women’s Missionary Society. She lived in Star City until last year when she moved to Good Shepherd Retirement Center.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Chambers; sisters, Eva Lee Norton Carr and Gene Norton Reed. Survivors include a niece, Anita Carr Benafield of Little Rock; a nephew, William Norton “Bill” Reed and his wife, Mary Jane of England (Lonoke County); a great nephew, Russell Reed of England; two great nieces, Dawne Benafield Vandiver and her children, Matt, Katie and Whitney; and Shannon Benafield Aston and her husband, David and children, Drew and Ryan, all of Little Rock; and a host of other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, at Leek Cemetery near Star City by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity.

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MARY WILL HOOVER CHAMBERS - Pine Bluff Commercial, 8/2/2000 Mary Will Hoover Chambers, 94, of Star City, died August 3, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born July 4, 1906, at Glendale, a daughter of the late William V. Hoover and Eva Wilson Hoover. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening. She was active in the Lincoln County Home Demonstration Club. She was a former member of Glendale Methodist Church which she attended for 80 years. During her last years she was a member of First United Methodist Church at Star City. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Douglas Chambers; and a son, William Douglas Chambers. Survivors include a son, Carr Lee Chambers of Glendale; a daughter, Martha Jo Lucas of San Jose, California; two sisters, Lorene Larimore of Chicago, and Annie Pearl Taylor of Glendale; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Sunday Shady Grove Cemetery at Glendale with Harold Hansford officiating. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Jessie Christensen - Pine Bluff Commercial, August 15, 2000 Jessie Lee Wimberly Christensen of Little Rock died August 13, 2000, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home at Little Rock. She was a daughter of the late J.T. Wimberly and Eleanor Fish Wimberly of Star City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Christensen; a brother, James Wimberly; and two sisters, Mildred Hoover and Majorie Curasco. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Wimberly of Conway and George Wimberly of Little Rock. Graveside service will be today at 11 a.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lincoln County with Randy Magar officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Services at Star City.

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Ray Clary - Pine Bluff Commercial Ray A. "Duck" Clary, 88, of Star City (Lincoln County), died July 8, 2000, at his home. He was born October 16, 1911, at Garnett, Arkansas, a son of the late Albert Forest Clary and Mellie Brown Clary. He graduated from Star City High School and served in the Army under General Omar Bradley. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Star City, the Morgan Point Hunting Club (where he was Hunter of the Year in 1996 and 1997) and the America Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Sam Clary and Forest Clary; and a sister, Bonnie Rea Clary. Survivors include his wife, Floye Fowler Clary of Star City, whom he married in 1946; and a brother, Robbie (Dink) Clary of Star City. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Randy Magar and J.C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Star City.

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ABBIE JOSEPHINE DYSON BUTLER MULLIKIN CLINE (6-4-1912 / 3-1-1999) Abbie Josephine Dyson Butler Mullikin Cline, 86, of Pine Bluff, died March 1, 1999 at Arkansas Convalescent Center. She was born June 4, 1912, at Redfield, a daughter of the late Mark L. Dyson and Celie Heird Dyson. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Pine Bluff. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Butler; her second husband, R.K. Mullikin, Jr.; her third husband, Floyd Cline; two sons, Mack Lewis Butler and Edgar H. Butler; and a daughter, Elouise Cook. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Allen of West Helena; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City with Ron Woods officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Abbie buried beside 2nd husband, R.K. Mullikin, Jr. Top

Pine Bluff Commercial Archive Annie Coleman Annie Mae "Alma" Coleman, 94, of Gould, died June 15, 2000, at Dumas Nursing Center. She was born September 11, 1905, at Varner, a daughter of the late Dennis Fleming and Rose Fleming. She was reared and educated in the Varner Community. She was a member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she was an usher, chaplain of the mission board and member of the Mother's Board. She was also a member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lonzo Coleman; a son, Sylvester Burns Sr.; a daughter, Helen C. Allen; two brothers, James Fleming and Isaac Fleming Sr.; and a sister, Ruthie Fleming. Survivors include four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. LaVara Henry officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Gould by P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

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Lena Fay Cole - Pine Bluff Commercial, 9-29-2000 Lena Fay Cole, 85, a resident of Gardner Nursing Home at Star City, died September 28, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born May 1, 1915, at Mansfield, Missouri, a daughter of the late James Pearl Wells and Etta Mae Mallory Wells. She was a homemaker. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wille Alvin Cole, and a son, James Cole. Survivors include two sons, Everette Cole of Bartlett, Tennessee, and Leo Cole of Baytown, Texas; four sisters, Dorothy Bradley of Rison, Ruth Wimberly of Pine Bluff, and Ruby Glover and Belle Dial, both of Star City; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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ROY LEONARD COLLINS (1909 / 1-4-2000) STAR CITY: Roy Leonard Collins, 91, of Star City, died Tuesday at Star City Nursing Center. Visitation is Wednesday, from 6 p/m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial at Palmyra Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City.

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Pine Bluff Commercial Archives July 25, 2000 James Conner James Roland Conner, 66, of Star City died June 23, 2000, at his home. He was born January 24, 2000, in Lincoln County, a son of Myrtis Merle McFalls Conner and the late T. Havis Conner. He was a farmer and a member of the Crigler Missionary Baptist Church near Star City, where he served as a deacon. He was also a former member of the Star City School Board. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marnell Morris. Other survivors include his wife, Betty Owen Conner of Star City; two sons, Jeff Conner of Rison and Eric Conner of Varner; one daughter, Kay Beck of Star City; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Griffin Funeral Chapel at Star City with David Leopard and Victor McGehee officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, at Star City.

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JEWEL OWEN CONNER, 92, of Star City, died Wed., July 28, 2004, at her home. She was born May 21, 1912, in Lincoln County to the late Thomas Price and Kateria Melvina (Mellie) Tucker Owen.
She was educated in Lincoln County, Bonham, Texas and Stillwater, Okla. As a young care giver to her elderly grandfather, she traveled by horse and buggy and by train from Texas to Arkansas. After graduating from High school, she worked for a family in Texas as cook and housekeeper. Upon moving back to Arkansas, she worked for a family who ran a bed and breakfast house in Little Rock as a cook and housekeeper. She then moved back to Texas with her family and was followed by Leon Dale Conner. The married and moved back to Arkansas. They had seven children in ten years. She then began a public Job as a seamstress at Byrd Mfg. in Star City, then moved to the Byrd Mfg. store.
At Leon's death, he had just be re-elected to Lincoln County Judge. A petition was formed and signed by voters in the county to ask that she fill this position which she did with pride and lots of help from friends and other elected officials of the county. The next job was at the Food Coupon Office. In this job, she traveled from the main office in Star City to Rison, Grady, Gould, McGehee, and Stuttgart to issue stamps. During this time she also sat with Mrs. Puryear at Dumas. In 1978 she retired from public jobs and began her hobby of quilt piecing, purchased a used commercial quilting machine, and thus began PJ Enterprise Quilting Business, which whe continued to do until July 24, 2004.
She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Hickory Grove Extension Homemakers Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Dale Conner; daughter, Betty Ruth Conner Rodgers; three sisters, Mable Legion and Ila Morgan of Altus, Ok, and Beatrice Murphy of Lamesa, Tx, Chic Owen of Cincinnati, Oh, Bird Owen and Herbert Owen of Seminole, Ok, Barney Owen of Bonham, Tx, and infant Cordes M. Owen of Palmyra, Ark; and one foster son, Cecil Henson.
Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Vick and Sherry Wheless both of Star City, and Judith McDaniel of Kingsburg, Ca.; three sons, Clifford Dale Conner of Searcy, Leo Ronald Conner of Star City; Jimmy Mack Conner of Little Rock; two sisters, Jessamine Tapscott and Shirley Conner of Hobbs, NM; and 74 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved and thought of as the greatest joy in her live.
Memorial Service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Frank Matchett, Charles Minyard and Jacob Bennett officiated. Arrangement were by Griffin Funeral Services of Star City.
Lincoln Ledger, Wed., Aug. 4, 2004, Page 4 [photo]

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TALMADGE BELL CONWAY - LINCON LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Talmadge Bell Robertson Conway, 80, of McGehee, died Wed., Jan. 24, 2001 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born March 25, 1920, at Pittsburg, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Barney A. Bernice Gauntey Bell. She was former hospital administrator at Delta Memorial Hospital at Dumas and McGehee-Desha County Hospital at McGehee. She was a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce where she was the past president, was named Woman of the Year in 1972 by McGehee Chamber of Commerce, and received the A. Allen Weintraub Memorial Award in 1987 from the Arkansas Hospital Association. She was a member of the American College of Health Care Executives where she was a life fellow and member of Home Care Association, awards from the Health Care Financial Managements Association. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Grimes. Survivors include her husband, Bill Conway of McGehee; a daughter, Floy Gene Boren of Grady; two sisters, Kathleen Johnson of Grady and Bonnie Ruth Newton of Pine Bluff; four stepbrothers, Clyde Venable, Robert Venable, Harold Venable, and Leonard Venable, all of Grady; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church at McGehee with Brother Joe Wilkerson officiating. Private graveside services were held at Dark Corner Cemetery at Gould by Griffin Funeral Service at Dumas. Memorial contributions may be made to McGehee-Desha County Hospital Foundation or to First United Methodist Church of McGehee.

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Lincoln Ledger, April 12, 2000 DENNIS L. COOPER (2-24-1937/4-7-2000) Dennis L. Cooper, 63, of Star City, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare at Star City where he had only been for a few days. He was born Febraury 24, 1937, at Camden, a son of the late Hershal and Audrey Pelt Cooper. He was reared and received his early education at Pine Bluff, attending Pine Bluff High School. He entered the U S Navy before graduation from high school. He was a lifelong resident of Pine Bluff and worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad until his retirement as a yardman in 1995. Survivors include his wife, Joann Cogbill Cooper, whom he married in 1958 at Star City; a daughter, Suzette Cooper Phillips of Star City; two sisters, Carol Jean Mullikin of Star City and Mary Sweeney of Oak Grove, Louisana; and two grandsons, Brandon Phillips and Michael Phillips, both of Star City. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Star City with Brother William Paul Woolley officiating. Arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6635, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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Lloyd Copeland Lloyd Binford Copeland, 77, of 3807 Lowman Road, died June 16, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1923, at Star City, a son of the late Norris Wiley Copeland and Annie Miley Burns Copeland. He was a retired shipping manager for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company after working there for 30 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Copeland and Floyd Copeland; and one sister, Veronia Jones. Survivors include his wife, Rubetty Goldman Copeland, whom he married March 1, 1948; two sons, Michael Copeland of Pine Bluff and Darrell Copeland of Bismarck; two daughters, Lesa Franklin of Redfield and Robin Renee Gateley of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Mamie Logan of North Little Rock and Iona Rainey of Oppelo (Conway County); and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hale-South Funeral Home at Pine Bluff with the Rev. Raymond Marceaux officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Pine Bluff. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pine Bluff Commercial, June 17, 2000

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FRANCES B. CRAMBLER - LINCOLN LEDGER, OCTOBER 25, 2000 Frances Barbara Harper Crambler, 91, of Sta city, died Sunday, October 22, 2000 at Gardner Nursing Home. She was born January 4, 1909, in Lincoln County to the late Charlie Daniel and Clara Mae Arnold Harper. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church at Star City. She was a retired private duty nurse. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Harper Bridges of Waco, Texas and Irene Harper Pierce of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; two brothers, Felix Harper and Jim Harper; and two sisters, Vera Puckett and Lorene Harper. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 at Drake Cemetery near Star City with Brother Allen Hagood officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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THOMAS CROSS (9-26-1899 / 5-2-1992) Thomas “Tom” Hendrix Cross, 92, of Dumas, died May 2, 1992 at Delta Memorial Hospital here. Born, September 26, 1899, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Charlie Cross and Sallie Tarlton Cross. He was a farmer and a member of Dark Corner Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Chambers Cross of Dumas; and a sister, Bess Freeman of Dumas. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Dark Corner Christian Church with Tom Bowlby officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery in Lincoln County by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.

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IRIS CURRY (1-25-1909 / 3-20-1994) Published 3-22-1994 see photo STAR CITY: Iris Anderson Curry, 85, of Star City, died March 20, 1994, at Gardner Nursing Home. Born January 25, 1909, at Tyro (Lincoln County), she was a daughter of the late E.C.G. Anderson and Agnes A. Mulligan (sic Mullikin) Anderson. A homemaker, she was a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, John Edd Curry of Dumas; two grandsons; and three great-grandsons. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Keen officiating. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Note: She was wife of late Leslie Curry.

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JAMES ADDIE DANN - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 27, 2000 James Addie Dann, 90, of Dumas, died September 24, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. He was born January 20, 1910, at Jerusalem, a son of the late Viola Atkins Dann. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church at Dumas. He was a farmer and a member of Cut Off Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by a son, Virgil Dann, and a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Vallie Baker Dann of Dumas; a son, Chester Dann of Dumas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church at Dumas with the Rev. Rob Elders officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Dumas by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church, Dumas, Arkansas, 71639.

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Gussie Davidson - Pine Bluff Commercial, May 21, 2000 Gussie Mae Jenkins Davidson, 83, of Star City, died May 19, 2000, at Bernice, Louisiana. She was born May 27, 1916, in Desha County, a daughter of the late William H. Jenkins and Mellie V. Carrington Jenkins. She was a member of Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Star City, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Davidson. Survivors include three sons, Bill Davidson and Curtis Davidson, both of Star City and Alton Davidson of Atkins, Arkansas; four daughters, Vada McElmurry Lynch of Little Rock, Patricia Weeks of Bernice, Cynthia Woolf of Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Hedda Larker of Plumerville, Arkansas; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Star City with the Rev. J.C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Holly Springs Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Springs Cemetery Fund.

STAR CITY -- Gussie Mae Jenkins Davidson, 83, of Star City, died Friday. Survivors: sons -- Bill, Curtis, and Alton Davidson; daughters -- Vada McElmurry Lynch, Patricia Weeks, Cynthia Woolf, Hedda Larker; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Star City, by Griffin Funeral Service, Star City.  From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 21, 2000.

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JAYDEN DAVIS Jayden Skylar Davis, newborn daughter of Bradley Davis and Jessica Henley Davis of Star City, was born and died August 8, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Other survivors include her paternal grandparents, Chuck Sullivant of Redfield and Joanna Sullivant of Star City; paternal great-grandparents Jerry Chastain and Linda Chastain of Star City and Billy Joe Davis Sr. of Pine Bluff; maternal grandparents, Rodney Henley and Cheryl Henley of Star City; maternal great-grandparents, and Maurice Jones, Billy Jones, John Henley and Louise Henley, all of Star City. Graveside services will be today at 10 a.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery with J.C. Patterson officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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Lincoln Ledger, April 12, 2000 LUCILLE STRICKLAND DOLLS (1-24-1919/4-3-2000) Lucille Strickland Dolls, 81, of Star City, died Monday, April 3, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born January 24, 1919, at Thornton (Calhoun County), a daughter of the late Pierce and Louella Vaughn Strickland. She was on of the founders of Westside Baptist Church at Star City and a member of the Missionary Society. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Reverend Victor Dolls, Reverend Archie Dolls, Freddie Dolls,, all of Star City and Dreddie Dolls of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Bobbie Thornton of Pine Bluff, Hazel Hall of Little Rock and Angie Dolls of Star City; two brothers, Curtis Strickland of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Christine Owens of Little Rock, Mayline Johnson of Las Vegas, Nevada and Corrine Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Westside Baptist Church with Reverend Archie Dolls officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Garden at Varner by Brown Funeral Home at Pine Bluff.

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EVELYN DOWNS (3-9-1927 / 2-22-1993) Star City: Evelyn Weisbrodt Downs, 65, of Star City, died February 22, 1993, at her home. Born March 9, 1927, at Star City, she was the daughter of Lillian Carter Weisbrodt of Star City and the late Chris Weisbrodt. She was a Baptist. Other survivors include her husband, Joseph “Buddy” Downs of Star City; four sons, Carter Miller of Tampa, Florida, Chris Miller of Star City, Boyce Miller of Bryant and Michael Miller of Jonesboro; three stepsons, Robert Downs of Andrews, Texas, Joe Reed Downs of Somoa, California, and Robin Downs of Lubbock, Texas; three stepdaughters, Carol Hamrick of Cypress, Texas, Margaret Stalmaker of Ridecrest, California, and Jenine Hall of Spokane, Washington; a brother, Earl Watts of Duncanville, Texas; a sister, Nellie Ashcraft of Little Rock; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home of Star City with Max Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery near Star City.

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LEON DUNCAN (1936 / 12-2-1999) Arkansas Democrat Gazette December 5, 1999 Duman: Leon Duncan, 64, of Dumas, Arkansas, died on Thursday in Dumas. Services held at 2 p.m. on Sunday (12-5-1999) at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Dark Corner Cemetery. Survivors are: his wife, Esther, his mother, Rosie; and two daughters, Leonda Holthoff and Lorinda Duncan. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

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ETOILE SHORT DUNN - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Etoile Short Dunn, 87, of White Hall, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Star City. Born May 1, 1913, at Magnolia. She was the widow of Robert H. Dunn. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert P. Dunn of Conroe, Texas; a daughter, Mary Ann Dunn of Kilgore, Texas; two sisters, Arlene Sanders of Fordyce and Allie Kilpatrick of Little Rock; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. at East Memorial Gardens, Texarkana. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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Clarence Dutton - Pine Bluff Commercial, September 10, 2000 Clarence E. Dutton, 82, of Star City, died September 9, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born September 7, 1918, on Dutton Mountain (Conway County), a son of the late Tommy Dutton and Ella Halsell Dutton. He moved to Coy when he was 17 years old and farmed until moving to Tamo in 1959. He continued farming until his retirement in 1985. He then moved to his farm at Palmyra (Lincoln County). In his retirement he enjoyed his family, pets, gardening and hunting. He was a member of Grady Church of Christ and served as director for the Delta Farmers Association for three terms. He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Dutton; three brothers, Billy Dutton, Lawrence Dutton and W.T. Dutton; a sister, Vestal O'Neal; and a grandson. Survivors include his wife Vivian Moring Dutton, of Star City; two sons, Larry Dutton and Gary Dutton, both of Star City; a daughter, Pam Knight of Hampshire, Tennessee; a brother, Lestal Dutton of Cabot (Lonoke County); three sisters, Eual Nolan and Odis Webb, both of England (Lonoke County) and Wilma Dover of Tucker; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Paul Ball and Mike Ball officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.

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VERA EASTWOOD - Pine Bluff Commercial, 8-16-2000 Vera Eastwood, 82, of White Hall, died August 15, 2000, at her home. She was born October 23, 1917, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Lester Cogbill and Mattie West Cogbill. She was a homemaker. She had been a member of Oak Park Freewill Baptist Church at Pine Bluff for 45 years. She enjoyed working in the Vacation Bible School. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Culpepper. Survivors include her husband, O.L. Eastwood, whom she married on February 28, 1941; two daughters, Kaye Ross and Faye Cooper, both of Pine Bluff; a brother, Jessie Cogbill of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Floy Presley of Cabot and Helen Kesterson and Clara Lee, both of Pine Bluff; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hale-South Funeral Home with Ed Cook officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery at Pine Bluff. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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JOY GIBSON EDMONDS - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, Page 7 Joy Gibson Edmonds, 74, of Star City, died Wed., Dec. 20, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, at San Diego, California, a daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Daley Gibson. She was a member of St. Justin’s Catholic Church, where she played the organ. She was active with the Busy Hands Extension Homemakers Club of Star City. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Edmonds. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Edmonds, Sr. of Star City; two sons, Herbert C. Edmonds, Jr., of Boise, Idaho, and Michael A. Edmonds of Seattle, Washington; a daughter, Sandra Kay Garrett of Monticello; a brother, Chuck “Bud” Gibson of Enterprise, Alabama; a sister, Mary Searle of San Diego; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11: 00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Bernard Keller officiating. Burial was in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Star City.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Chassity Nicole Erwin, 3, of Gould, Ark. This angel went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2005/ She was born in Dumas, Arkansas on January 10, 2001. She is survived by her parents, Billy Paul and Mashanda Lemonds Erwin of Gould; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Wilma Lemonds of Gould; paternal grandparents, Paul and Shirley Erwin of DeWitt, Ark.; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Mildred Cupples of DeWitt. A celebration of her life will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Wed., January 5, 2005, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, Dumas, Ark., with Rev. Allen Cupples officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

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Eura Cline Erwin - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Eura Cline Erwin, 89, of Star City, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born in Lincoln County on September 23, 1911, to the late Henry Arthur and Rosa Dell Butler Cline. She was a charter member of the Trinity United Methodist Church at Crigler, where she was in charge of the communion service arrangements. She was a homemaker, an Eastern Star and a member of the Busy Hands Home Demonstration Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis C. Erwin; a daughter, Dorothy Erwin Martin; five brothers, Calvin Cline, H.H. Cline, Roy Cline, George M. Cline and Floyd Cline; three sisters, Rosie Cline, Iva Dell Cline Workman, and Evelyn Cline Mitchell; and a grandson, Teddy Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Hudson of Crigler and Jo Ann Curry of Dumas; two sisters, Macie Gober of Niles, Michigan, and Ella Mae Daniels of Green, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with David Ashcroft officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery at Crigler. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church at Crigler.

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Inez Everett - Pine Bluff Commercial, 8-30-2000 Inez Everett, 78, of Dumas, died August 25, 2000, at Delta Memorial Hospital at Dumas. She was born April 25, 1922, at Gould, a daughter of the late Hilliard Blue and Susie Blue. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Baptist Church at Gould. Survivors include six sons, Roy Everett of Dumas, Curtis Everett of Star City, and Willie Everett Jr., Frank Everett, Hilliard Everett and Robert Everett, all of Gould; three sisters, Vera Brown of Detroit and Zannie Jasper and Georgia Green, both of Gould; 27 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church at Gould with the Rev. Jimmy Bynum officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Lawn at Varner by Brown Funeral Home at Dumas. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

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SADIE FERGUSON (11/21/1922-3/29/2000) Sadie Eveline Baker Ferguson, 77, of 520 Highway 15, died March 29, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born November 21, 1922, at Traskwood, a daughter of the late Roy Baker & Leta Lewis Baker. She was a retired supervisor at Ben Pearson where she worked for 20 years and was a member of Harmony Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Troy Ferguson; three sons, Larry Chapman, Thomas Chapman and Dennis Chapman, all of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Marie McGriff and Carolyn Shipman, both of Star City; three brothers, Thurman Baker and Jerry Baker, both of Sheridan, and Willis Baker of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Heelon "Pete" Brown and Annie Purtle, both of Sheridan, and Creva "Bunny" Culpepper of Houston; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Mike Sweetman and Dr. Don Nobles officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Marie McGriff at Star City.

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MARGUERITE MULLIKIN FISHER (paper has it misspelled) FISHER--Margarite, 57, 4413 S. 37th West Ave., passed away Saturday. Survived by; husband, Wesley W. Fisher; mother, Mrs. Mary Mullikin; sons, Frank Neely, Tulsa; Walter Fisher, Durant, Oklahoma; Tommy Fisher, Tulsa; daughters, Mary Moody and Sue Haddock both of Tulsa; Maxine Adkins of the home; Patsy Hackworth, San Marcos, Texas; Carol Donnelson and Billie Hardy, both of Springfield, Missouri; Doris White, El Paso, Texas; Jacci Fisher of the home; nine grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters. Services 10 a.m., Tuesday, Colonial Chapel. Officiating Rev. L. V. Morris. Assisting J. W. Hackworth. Interment Memorial Park. Tulsa Whisenhunt Colonial 918-446-4541. (Marguerite was born March 24, 1913 in Star City, Arkansas and passed away August 22, 1970 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Submitted by: Wendy Gayle Walkup-Barry - grandniece

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BOYCE EMERSON FLETCHER 7/8/1928 - 10/30/1996 Mr. Boyce Emerson Fletcher, 68, a farmer in Lincoln County for 50 years, died on October 30, 1996 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Fletcher, a resident of Gould, Arkansas, was born on July 8, 1928, the son of the late Rex Emerson and Lillie Fletcher. Member of Gould Methodist church, served honorably in the Arkansas National Guard for 31 years, retired as Col., a member and Master Mason of Delta Lodge #752, Gould, served on Board of Pastor Relations Gould Methodist Church, Past President of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau, served as Lincoln County Judge for four years, served on the Lincoln County Quorum Court for six years, served on the board of the Jodi Partridge School, taught school for three years, member of Star City Chamber of Commerce. Also a member of the Reserve Army Officers Association. He was preceded in death by a son, Boy Fletcher, a daughter, Lorrie Fletcher; four brothers, Herman Fletcher, Rue Fletcher, Hootie George Fletcher, Harold Fletcher and a sister, Barbara Spurlock. Funeral services will be held Nov. 1, 1996 at 10:30 a.m. in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Maddox and Chaplain Wilson Deese, followed by interment in Dark Corner Cemetery.  Survivors are his wife, Myra Fletcher and a son, Matthew Fletcher, both of Gould, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Alana and Rev. Tim Maddox, and grandson, Seth Emerson Maddox all of Louisvile, Kentucky; brother Joe Fletcher, and five sisters, Ruby Gregory, Norma Partridge, Helen Mallard, Bermell Hoover and Nina Bradshaw; mother-in-law, Mrs. Sam Blackwell; step parents-in-law, Mr Sam Blackwell and Mrs. Eleanor Craig; father, Jimmie Lee Craig deceased. Arrangements provided by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas

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REX ERMERSON FLETCHER - Lincoln Co. Ledger, Nov. 13, 1968 Rex Emerson Fletcher, 72, of Gould, died Friday at Desha County Hospital in Dumas. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Fletcher was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist Church of Gould. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Stubbs Fletcher; two sons, Boyce Fletcher of Gould and Joe Fletcher of Monticello; six daughters, Mrs. G.Y. Gregory, Mrs. Coy Partridge, Mrs. J.D. Mallard and Mrs. L.D. Spurlock, all of Gould, Mrs. Vernon Bradshaw of Watson and Mrs. Bendel Hoover of LeCombe, La.; a brother, Ernest Fletcher of Atkins; three sisters, Mrs. Mossie Pitts of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Fred Sullivan and Mrs. Burl Harvell, both of Russellville; 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church of Gould by Rev. Lee Cate and Rev. Harold Scott. Burial was at Dark Corner Cemetery.

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ESTELLE FLOYD STAR CITY-- Estelle Smith Floyd, 81, of Star City, died October 21, 1997, at Gardner Nursing Home. She was born at Rowell on November 28, 1915, a daughter of the late W.R. Smith and Clara Thornton Smith. She was retired from Floyd Sawmill Inc. of Star City, where she was a co-founder and part owner. It was founded in 1938. She was also a member of First Baptist Church at Star City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Floyd; a brother, Glenn Smith; and a grandson. Survivors include a son, Robert Smith Floyd of Star City; two daughters, Virginia Harris and Glynetta Burnett, both of Star City; a brother, J.D. Smith of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Gertie Phelps and Mildred Roberts, both of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Ed Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery at Star City by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Published: Pine Bluff Commercial, October 22, 1997. Submitted by Peggy Reichard

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GEORGE WASHINGTON FREEMAN Funeral services for George Washington Freeman, 95, Civil War Veteran, were held this morning, July 31 1943, at Tyro,with burial in Tyro Cemetery with Holderness-South Mortuary in charge. Mr. Freeman died at the confederate home Thursday afternoon. A native of tennessee, Mr. Freeman resided at Tryo before entering the confederate home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. F. Boren of Gould, and Mrs. Hugh Brown of McGehee, four sons, J. E. Freeman of Dumas, Frank Freeman of Gould, Early Freeman of Thompson, Texas, and Jack Freeman of Beaumount, Texas, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.(George Washington Freeman died July 29,1943.) Submitted by: Jimmy D. Freeman E-mail: bat69@bellsouth.net

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LUTHER FREEMAN 1902-2000 Luther Freeman, 97, of Star City, died March 17, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1902, at Greenbrier, a son of the late Jim Freeman and Elizabeth Wackum. He was a farmer and a Baptist. He enjoyed farming and gardening and was often referred to as "Preacher" because of his early circuit-riding ministries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Mitchell Freeman, who died May 12, 1997; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son, Billy Freeman of Altheimer; three daughters, Betty Campbell of Altheimer, Becky A. Smith of Cabot and Ruby J. Burton of Monticello; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hale South Funeral Home with the Rev. Hollis McDermott officiating. Burial will be in Flat Bayou Cemetery at Altheimer. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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AUDREY FULLBRIGHT - Pine Bluff Commercial, March 10, 2000 Audrey D. Fullbright, 81, of Benton, died March 8, 2000, at Saline Memorial Hospital at Benton. He was born September 18, 1918, at Star City, a son of the late Norman Fullbright and Mae Fullbright. He was a retired laborer with Jones Furniture. Survivors include a brother, Floyd Fullbright of Monticello; two sisters, Mary Carter of Euless, Texas, and Ila Calhoun of Star City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home at Benton. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Heflin Cemetery.

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Lincoln Ledger Wednesday, Feb. 23. 2005
Lowell C. Funeaux, 77 of Star City, died Mon., 2-21-2005, at Murphy Health and Rehabilitation in Star City. He was born March 27, 1927, in Stuttgart, to the late Ted and Hazel Gibson Furneaux. He retired from the Hudson Co. of Nashville, Tenn, ans was a master carpenter. He was a World War II Veteran of the Army and the Merchant Marines. He was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Scott Furneux, and one brother, Galen Furneux. Survivors include his wife, Deah Furneaux of Star City; two sons, Kirk Furneaux and wife Terry, and Tim Furneaux and wife Nancy, all of Star City; three daughters, Linda West and husband Jim of Conway, Renee West and husband Greg of Conway, and Staci Frizzell and husband Jeff of Star City; one sister Nina Pudil of Cedar Falls, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Star City. Bro. Don Borland will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight, Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. All arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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EMMA BELL GILLESPIE Star City: Emma Bell Blasengame Gillespie, 94, of Star City, died December 19, 1994, at Star City Nursing Home. Born December 18, 1900, at Star City, she was a daughter of the late George and Cora Smith Blasengame. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church near Star City. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Gillespie; two sons, Louie "Bud" Gillespie and Junior Gillespie, and a daughter Olean Gillespie. Survivors include three sons, J.B. Gillespie of Bryant (Saline County), James Gillespie and Homer Gillespie, both of Star City; a daughter, Diane Fullbright of Star City; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City with Donald Atkinson and Ray Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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GEORGE GILLESPIE (11-17-1896/9-12-1963) Star City: George Gillespie, 67, of Star City, died early today on the way to a Pine Bluff hospital. Mr. Gillespie was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Blasengame Gillespie of Star City; four sons, Louis E. Gillespie, J.B. Gillespie and Homer Gillespie, all of Star City, and James W. Gillespie of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Diane Gillepie of Star City; two brothers, Louie Gillespie of Dallas, Texas, and Buck Gillespie of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by Reverend Ray Floyd. Burial will be in Butler (now Butler/Pleasant Hill) by Buie Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joe McGregor, Edd Ratterree, W.L. Rice, Ealie Johnson, Curtis Ratterree and Gene Rice.

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GILLESPIE, James Albert (1863-1947) James Albert Gillespie, age 84, retired lumber man of Lincoln County, died at the home of his son at 5:45 a.m. today, following an illness of several months. A native of Kentucky, he was born March 1, 1863, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Gillespie, moving to Lincoln County as a small boy. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. G.C. Thomasson of San Francisco, Calif.; three sons, George and Louis Gillespie of Star City, and B. M. Gillespie of Norfolk, Va.; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Butler Baptist Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. W.J. Sheppard, Baptist Minister from Star City. Burial will be made in Butler Cemetery, with arrangements in charge of the South Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be: James Gillespie, Herman Logue, Marvin L. Thurman, Leo A. Meeks, Doyle C. Tucker, and Homer K. Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. B.M. Gardner, J.C. Roberts, Veo Glover, Dee McGregor, Elsie Owen and Earnest Logue. The body of Mr. Gillespie will remain at the South Funeral Home until funeral time.

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Lincoln Ledger, April 12, 2000 ROSIE GIPSON (11-8-1898/4-1-2000) Rosie Gipson, 101, of Star City, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born, November 8, 1898, at the Moscow community near Pine Bluff. She was a member of Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at Tamo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Gipson, and a son. Survivors include a daughter, Lillie E. Gipson Smith of Rialto, California; a sister, Feadoshia Thornton of Tarry; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at Daniel Chapel Baptist Church with the Reverend Ausby Larkin officiating. Burial was in Belmont Cemetery at Tarry by Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Arkansas Methodist Newspaper July 10, 1919 page 15 col 1 Etta Lee Glover On March 19, 1919, Miss Etta Lee Glover passed to the land of sunshine. She was born in Lincoln County on April 7, 1892. Her life though shortened by the will of God, was filled with a rare sweet spirit that made all those who knew her love her. And when the message came to her home in Warren (Bradley County), announcing her death at St. Luke's hospital, many were the friends who mourned. She had a very sympathetic nature. No one sympathized with the sick and afflicted more than she, yet during the months of her waning health no one ever heard her complain, and when she was told that her hours on earth were probably few, she said, "Everything is all right." She joined the Methodist Church at 18 years of age and lived a consistent member of the church the remainder of her life. During her girlhood she attended Sunday school and was ever a close student of the Bible. Etta taught in the rural schools of Bradley county for several years. There are boys and girls all over the country who mourn because in her own cheerful way she taught them lessons of honor they will never forget. A brother, a sister, and her father were waiting on the other side to welcome her home. Her mother, three brothers (one of whom is still in France), and three sisters are left behind to mourn her death. By: Everette Neely Submitted by: Jann Woodard - jann_woodard@yahoo.com    No relation to deceased

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Willie Goins Willie "Bill" Goins, 83, of Las Vegas, died May 25, 2000, at Colombia Sunrise Hospital at Las Vegas. He was born September 19, 1916, at Star City, Arkansas, a son of the late William and Martha Keahey Goins. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He served in the Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helene M. Goins; two sons, William F. Goins of Las Vegas and George A. Goins of Washington; a brother, Jake Goins of Sheridan, Arkansas; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City with Griffin Funeral Service handling the arrangements. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Lincoln Ledger, April 12, 2000 CLAUDIA “BETH” MATTHEWS GOODNER Claudia “Beth” Matthews Goodner, 44, of Fouke (Miller County), died Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Beth was born April 7, 1955, at Star City, a daughter of the late Frank Matthews and Elizabeth Matthews. She was a graduate of Star City High School. She had lived in Mt. Ida and Jefferson County before moving to Fouke in 1988. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Fouke and was an Intake Officer at the Lantz Lurry Arkansas Juvenile Detention Center. Survivors include three daughters, Wendy Goodner, Stephanie Goodner, and Audrey Goodner, all of Fouke; two sisters, Ann Matthews Whitten of Crossett and Donna Matthews Campbell of Pine Bluff; a grandson, Harrison Roberts of Fouke. Memorial services wre held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the First Assembly of God Church at Fouke with Brother Lavon Piker and Brother Keith Barr officiating.  Arrangements were made by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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HUDSON BRUCE GREEN - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 20, 2000 Hudson Bruce Green, 88, of Star City, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at his home near Star City. He was born may 29, 1912, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Benjamin Ebenezer and Sallie Mae Bailey Green.  He retired from the grocery store business in Pine Bluff in the early 1980’s. He then farmed cattle near Mountain Home, south of Star City.  He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church in the Little Garnet Community. He served in the Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Green, Floyd Green, Howard Green, and Vance Green; three sisters, Hazel Yarbrough, Oleta Edwards, and Ruby Glover. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Burr Garrison Green of Star City; two step-daughters, Sherry Ann Morris and Michelle Lucy, both of Star City; a stepson, Mark E. Garrison of Star City and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Brother J.C. Patterson and Brother Olen Ward officiating. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Pallbearers were Jeff Vanderpool, Mark Vanderpool, Ricky Vanderpool, Scotty Vanderpool, Phillip Green, Gene Yarbrough, Kevin Green and Steve Green.

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VELMA HINES GREEN (1914-1-23-2000) STAR CITY -- Velma Hines Green, 86, of Star City died Sunday.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City and burial Hickory Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City.

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Nova K. Tucker Koon Griffin, as it appeared in the Pine Bluff Commercial, Wednesday, March 17, 1999 Nova K. Griffin, 89, of Pine Bluff, died March 15, 1999 at Arkansas Convalescent Center. She was born November 9, 1909, at Griffith Springs, a daughter of the late James Young and Mattie Estell Shumake Tucker. She was reared and received her education at Griffith Springs. She lived in the Pine Bluff area since 1968 and was a sitter for many years at Davis Hospital and Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of south Side Baptist Church and the American Association of Retired Persons. She also enjoyed crocheting and raising plants. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Koon, who died in 1968; her second husband, Lee Griffin, who died in 1974; a brother, J.Y. Tucker; and two sisters, Clara Crowder and Vera Huckabee. Survivors include three brothers, Clyde Tucker of Pine Bluff, Travis Tucker of Heber Springs and Leon Tucker of Lonsdale; and two sisters, Louise Granderson of Pine Bluff, and Vesta Thrash of Hot Springs. A graveside service will be 2 plm. today in Newman Cemetery near Star City with Dr. J.R. DeBusk officiating. Arrangements are handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Note: John Koon was son of David Koon & Alice C. Blasengame Bolen Koon Newman of Star City.

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Sherry Grimes - Pine Bluff Commercial, November 9, 2000 Sherry Talmadge Grimes, 60, of Grady, died November 7, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born May 5, 1940, at Dumas, a daughter of Talmadge Bell Robertson Conway of McGehee and the late Richard Dale Robertson. She was employed at Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Society of Health Educators and Arkansas Nurses Association. Other survivors include a son, William Scott Grimes of Dumas; a daughter, Terri Lea Grimes of Warren; a stepfather, Bill Conway of McGehee; a sister, Floy Gene Robertson Boren of Grady; a stepfather, Bill Conway of McGehee; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lakeside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Hilliard and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery at Gould with Ted DeWeese officiating by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation or the Lakeside United Methodist Church at Pine Bluff.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wednesday, January 5, 1005
Anne Alberta Guthrie, 86, of Star City, died Dec. 30, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1918, at Lawton, Okla, a daughter of the late John Albert and Annie Stepenson Guthrie. She was a social worker for 38 years for the State of Arkansas and the Director for Lincoln and Jefferson Counties for many years. She was also a member of the Yorktown First Baptist Church at Yorktown, where she taught the young adult class and was the church clerk for 60 years. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club at Pine Bluff. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 1, 1005, at Griffin Funeral Service of Star City with Robert Greene and Bob Lamb officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Star City by Griffin Funeral Service.

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