PARAGOULD -- Funeral services for Virginia Mozell Lewis, 76, of Paragould, who died Thursday, June 10, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, will be at 3 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel.
Larry McFadden will officiate, and burial will follow in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery
She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Keith Lewis of Jonesboro; a daughter, Diane Crutchfield of Paragould; two brothers, Ronnie Swink and Larry Swink, both of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Tina Linam, Adam Lewis, Derek Exum and Michael Crutchfield; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis; her parents, Cecil and Pauline Lawson Swink; one sister; and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Arkansas, 6213 Lee Ave., No. 1, Little Rock 72114 or the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation, 900 Kingshighway, Paragould 72450.
Florence Maxwell, 71, of Jonesboro died Friday, June 11, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
She moved to Jonesboro from Caseyville, Ill., in 1970. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Maxwell of Jonesboro; two sons, Harold Maxwell Jr. of Batesville and Larry Maxwell of Jonesboro; three daughters, Vickie McDaniel of Paragould, Marilyn Ivy of Jonesboro and Paula Murphy of Bono; two brothers, Brice Barnes of Park Hills, Mo., and Billy Barnes of East Prairie, Mo.; and two sisters, Barbara Hopper of Martin, Tenn., and Mildred Rose of Park Hills.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel, with William "Dub" Holt and George Ezell officiating. Burial will follow in Ransome Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Gary W. Payton, 57, of Chambersburg died Thursday, June 10, at his residence.
Born in Marked Tree, he had worked for Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Shippensburg, Pa., for 13 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Payton Waggoner of Chambersburg; a son, Darrell Payton of Fayetteville; his mother, Helen Sterling of Mount Dora, Fla.; three sisters, Linda Counce of Marked Tree and Glenda Vitello and Tammy Garntos, both of Mount Dora; three brothers, Allen Payton of Mount Dora, Jerry Payton of Chambersburg and Joe Payton of Arkansas; and one granddaughter, Alexis Payton of Fayetteville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Acil Payton.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc. in Chambersburg, with the Rev. Chris Renner officiating. Burial will be private.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg 17201.
HOXIE -- Billy Joe Slayton, 60, of Hoxie died Wednesday, June 9, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Born in Minturn, he worked as a schoolteacher from 1966-1975 and as a factory worker for Vulcan in Walnut Ridge. He was a member of an Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Slayton of the home; two brothers, Bobby Slayton of Clover Bend and Emmett Slayton Jr. of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Wanda O'Dell of Camden and Agnes Coomes of Banning, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Onie Estes Slayton.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, with Bill Hughes and Glenn Smith officiating. Bryan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Active pallbearers will be Boyce Dulaney, Kenneth Dulaney, John Dulaney, Tom Dulaney, Donnie Jones, Kevin Pulliam, Bill McCall and Glenn Murphy.
Honorary pallbearers will include Steve Pulliam, Michael Slayton, Phillip Slayton, Reggie Slayton, David O'Dell, Clyde O'Dell, Raymond O'Dell, JR Coomes and David Coomes.
Funeral services for Thomas G. "Tom" Smith, 84, of Jonesboro, who died Thursday, June 10, at his home, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, with Steve Shephard officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery
at Black Rock.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Vance, Jeff Vance, Eric Vance, Shawn Parrish, Gregory Parrish and Mark King.
Born in Black Rock, he moved to Idaho in 1947 and lived there until he moved to Jonesboro in 1993. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Jonesboro Christian Church. He was a heat and air conditioning repairman at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Parrish Smith of the home, and two sisters, Claudine Spring of Standish, Maine, and Mary Catherine Oliver of York, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Bertie Kendrick Smith, and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
JACKSONVILLE -- Ruth Anne Sweat, 65, of Jacksonville died Thursday, June 10.
Born in Jonesboro, she had been active with the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years, was a resident of Woodland Hills Nursing Home and a member of Bayou Meto Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Aaron Sweat of Jacksonville and Paul Sweat of Denver; a brother, Richard Brinkley of Cherokee Village; a sister, Joy Bridges of Knoxville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Montreal Brinkley, three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home, with David Cwenar officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Jonesboro Memorial Park.
POWHATAN-- Billy Joe Tyson, 73, of Powhatan died Thursday, June 10, at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born in Hoxie, he moved to the Powhatan area 43 years ago. He was a construction worker for Cameron Construction Co. in Jonesboro and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Armilda Tyson of the home; two sons, Billy Lewis Tyson and Johnny Tyson, both of Powhatan; three daughters, Beth McEntire of Ash Flat, Mitzi Kieffner of Paragould and Retha Taffar of Ravenden; one brother, James L. Tyson of Memphis; four sisters, Mary Clark of Earle, Betty Jane Morrone of Kenosha, Wis., Shirley Ervin of Powhatan and Sue Duhr of Mazomanie, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Gladys Tyson, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge. Harold Russell and Jerry Clements will officiate and burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Billy Lynn Tyson, Jeff McEntire, Kris Gill, Joe Scot McEntire, Mark Kieffner and Ashton Raney.
Honorary pallbearers will include Amy Tyson, Crystal Meeks, Valarie Priest, Lacy Tyson, Vanessa Tyson, Stephanie Kieffner, Kacy Tyson, Cami Tyson and Kara McEntire.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
FAYETTEVILLE -- A. C. Bull Jr., 80, of Fayetteville died Thursday, June 10, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Born at Lawson, he was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was a member of the University Baptist Church at Fayetteville.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie McIntire Bull of Fayetteville; two sons, Claud Bull of Jonesboro and Scott Bull of Fayetteville; one brother, Harvey Bull of Nashville; two sisters, Wanda L. Rowe of Little rock and Inez Morphis of Lufkin, Texas; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the University Baptist Church. Dr. H. D. McCarty will officiating.
Burial will be private in the National Cemetery
at Fayetteville. Matthew Bull, John Scott Bull, Kenny Sandlin, Steve Oswalt, Adam Ghlomski and Mike Robbins will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today in the chapel of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be given to Arkansas Athletes Outreach, 1515 Burr Oak Drive, Fayetteville 72704.
Nelson-Burna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements.