Mr. Donald Ammons, 60, of Lepanto died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Memphis. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Texarkana, he was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Ammons was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Ammons.
He leaves his wife, Virginia Ammons of Lepanto;
Two daughters, Marsha Eatmon of Wilson, Michelle Cursey of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Kristi Ammons of Jonesboro;
Three sons, Donnie Ammons of Gosnell, and Timothy Tucker and David Tucker, both of Lepanto;
Four sisters, Dorothy Roberts of Memphis, Delthia Graves of Nashville, Tenn., Doris Goudeaux of Joiner and Dessie Lipford of Blytheville;
Two brothers, Darrell Ammons of Welston, Okla., and Delmar Ammons of Keiser; and
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial will follow in Potters Cemetery
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Tommy Lee Clay
Mr. Tommy Lee Clay, 38, of Blytheville died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 24, 1962, in Blytheville, he was a steel worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
He leaves his father, Maxie Clay of Blytheville;
His mother, Glenzie Adams Clay of Blytheville;
His wife, Christine Biggs of Blytheville;
One daughter, Katherine Kasey Clay of Wichita, Kan.;
Four sons, Tommy Clay Jr. of Wichita, Maurice Biggs, Alvin Biggs and Jonathan Biggs, all of Blytheville;
Two sisters, Jacqueline Clay and Meshunda Clay, both of Blytheville; and
Three brothers, Wayne Clay, Alfred Clay and Melvin Clay, all of Blytheville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New St. Paul Baptist Church. The Rev. Alvin Clay, pastor, will officiate, and burial will follow in Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville.
Dois Jean Dobbins
Mrs. Dois Jean Dobbins, 66, of Manila died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Roseland, the daughter of Homer and Nettie Bourland Boren, she had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was a retired migrant tutor at Manila Public Schools and a member of the Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Warene Graham.
Mrs. Dobbins leaves her husband, Glenn Dobbins of Manila;
Two sons, Roy Gene Thomas of Osceola and Terry Thomas of Huntsville;
One daughter, Teresa Thomas of Manila;
One stepson, Gary Dobbins of Marmaduke;
One stepdaughter, Judy Abernathy of Jonesboro;
One brother, Herbert Boren of Ward;
Four sisters, Mrs. Aleine Connell of Des Plaines, Ill., Mrs. Faye Cokenhower of Des Plaines, Mrs. LaVonne Schmidt of Des Plaines and Mrs. Virginia Sneathen of Gillette, Wyo.; and
Eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. The Rev. Waymon Holt will officiate, and burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Loy Jackson, Bobby Lee Barker, Gary Endicott, Michael Minton, Sammy Parker and Scott Crawford.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Leona Meacham, 72, of Gosnell died early today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dara Sing, 84, of Blytheville died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born April 17, 1916, in Hickman, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church where she was the church secretary, a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher and president of the Usher Board.
Mrs. Sing was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She leaves four daughters, Dorothy Hall of Benton Harbor, Mich., Velois Sing of Chicago, Shirley Sing of Gosnell and Vera Marshall of Blytheville;
Three sons, Richard Sing of Detroit, Roosevelt Cole of Chicago and Jerry Lee Cole of Pontiac, Mich.;
Two sisters, Catherine Jones and Annie Bee Sing, both of Chicago;
One brother, L.C. Northern of Union, Ill.; and
Thirty-one grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville. The Rev. Gilbert Davis will officiate, and burial will follow in Memory Garden in Blytheville.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville.
Grace Lamb Stevenson
Mrs. Grace Lamb Stevenson, 73, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born April 2, 1927, in Grider, the daughter of Lewis and Ophia Lesley Welch, she was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and attended Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She had been employed by Meyers Bakery and was a retired production worker for Universal Manufacturing. According to family members, she was a very devoted mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Stevenson was preceded in death by her parents.
She leaves eight children, Robbie Gallagher, Rebecca Wise, Robert Lamb and Martie Stallings, all of Armorel; Ronald Lamb of Jonesboro; Roy Lamb of Sheridan; Rhonda Enos of the Promise Land community; and William Lamb of Blytheville;
Three brothers, John Welch and Lewis Welch Jr., both of Hosston, La., and Bruce Welch of Blytheville;
Two sisters, Dorothy Trucks of Hope and Mary Smith of Armorel; and
Twenty grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Welch and the Rev. Rick Brothers will officiate, and burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. William Tucker, 86, of Blytheville died today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville.
Virginia Lee Hodge Yates
Mrs. Virginia Lee Hodge Yates, 77, of Durand, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home in Durand. Born in Blytheville to D.J. and Annie Hart Hodge, she was raised in Blytheville but had lived in Michigan in recent years.
Mrs. Yates leaves four daughters, Gayle Baker of Lawton, Okla., Julie Bruce of Phoenix, Martha Rysinko and Susie Shay, both of Durand;
One son, David Yates of Durand;
Two brothers, D.J. Hodge of Blytheville and Jerry Hodge of North Little Rock;
One sister, Bonnie Smith of Seal Beach, Calif.; and
Eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Durand.
Mr. Charles Chase, 71, of Blytheville, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. He was born July 30, 1930, in Osceola, the son of Lizzie and Phil Chase, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Chase leaves four sisters, Vivian Beasley of St. Louis and Leora Thomas, Annie Brown and Betty Miller, all of Blytheville;
Four brothers, John Wesley Chase of Caruthersville, Mo., Freddie Chase of San Francisco, Allen Crutchfield of Kansas City, Mo., and Phil Chase Jr. of Washington, D.C.; and
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 10 at the Carter Funeral Home in Caruthersville. Elder C.M. Clayborn officiated, and burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery
MILDRED WEATHERS KENNEMORE
Mrs. Mildred Weathers Kennemore, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. She was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and the Osceola Church of Christ. She was a Co-Founder Broker of Kennemore Real Estate in 1953; Co-Founder Broker of Kennemore Insurance Agency in 1970, and secretary for Triple K Construction Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kennemore Sr.
Mrs. Kennemore leaves two sons, Mayor Charles "Dickie" Kennemore Jr. and James H. "Jimbo" Kennemore, both of Osceola;
One daughter, Judith Ann Buck of Sikeston, Mo.;
One sister, Frances Parke of Osceola; and
Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Osceola Church of Christ. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola.
Memorials may be sent to the Osceola Church of Christ Building Fund, the Marshall Conner Scholarship fund in care of Osceola Church of Christ or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.