M.D. CLAYTON SR.
HOPE, Ark. - M.D. "Boots" Clayton Sr., 88, of McNab, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in a Texarkana hospital.
Mr. Clayton was born Sept. 3, 1915, in McNab. He was retired from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, a Baptist and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Dail Clayton of Atlanta, Texas, and Carl F. Clayton of Hope; four daughters, Joann Hawthorne of Fulton, Ark., Marilyn Oliver of Dallas, Mary Tidwell of Texarkana and Ella Lou Clayton of Hope; one sister, Elva Young of McNab; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great - grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Yellowcreek Cemetery, McNab, with the Rev. Patrick Fulmer officiating. Burial will be under direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOPE, Ark. - Willie Conway, 63, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in a Hot Springs hospital.
Mr. Conway was born June 9, 1940. He was a logger and a member of Brown's Chapel Church of Christ, Washington, Ark.
Survivors include three brothers and one sister - in - law, Johnny Conway and Leroy and Opal Conway of Hope and David Conway Jr. of Washington; and three sisters and one brother - in - law, Verna Mae and Dan Terry of Blevins, Ark., Roxan Dixon of Washington and Maxine Miles of Hot Springs.
Services will be noon today at Brown's Chapel Church of Christ with Edward Lard officiating. Burial will be in Moss Cemetery under direction of Brandon's Mortuary.
CEDAR HILL, Mo. - Walter Woodruff, 72, of Cedar Hill died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in a St. Louis hospital.
Mr. Woodruff was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Sayre, Okla. He was an employee of McDonald Douglas and was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Kateman Woodruff.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters - in - law, Gerald and Lisa Woodruff of House Springs, Mo., James and Barb Woodruff of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Dennis Woodruff of Wright City, Mo., and Steve Woodruff of Berkeley, Mo.; three sisters and one brother - in - law, Edith Vanderburg of New Boston, Texas, Oneta Walravin of DeKalb, Texas, and Dorothy and Joe Ward of Greenfield, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great - grandchild; and a number of other relatives.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Feb. 13 in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens under direction of Chapel Hill Mortuary.
MENA, Ark. - Minnie Othella "Midge" Watkins, 95, of Nashville, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Nashville.
Mrs. Watkins was born July 10, 1908, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She was a schoolteacher and a member of Retired Teachers Association, Nature Club, Audubon Society, Women's Missionary Union and First Baptist Church, Vandervoort, Ark., where she taught Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coyle Watkins.
Survivors include one son and daughter - in - law, John and Betty Watkins of Vandervoort; one daughter and son - in - law, Joan and Edgar W. McCrary of Nashville; eight grandchildren, 16 great - grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vandervoort First Baptist Church with David Row officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery under direction of Beasley - Wood Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Southern Arkansas University Foundation, SAU, P.O. Box 1174, Magnolia, Ark., 71753, or Vandervoort First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 79, Vandervoort, Ark., 71973.
HOPE, Ark. - Goldie Toth Taylor, 84, of DeAnn, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Taylor was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Detroit. She was a former crossing guard and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Jackson, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Grant Taylor, in 1987.
Survivors include two daughters and sons - in - law, Aurelia Frances and Floyd Burke of DeAnn and Toni Elizabeth and Mark Creachan of Williamstown, N.J.; one sister, Helen Gordon of Elmwood Park, N.J.; one brother, Andrew Toth of Wichita Falls, Texas; four grandchildren, Bonnie Burke and Katie Burke of Hope, Lori Burke of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Grant A. Creachan of Williamstown; and one great - grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Jackson, with the Rev. Scott Schaefer officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Brigadier General William Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J., under direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Timothy E. Ryan Funeral Home DeBow Chapel, Jackson.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at DeBow Chapel.
A local memorial service will be held at a later date.
STAMPS, Ark. - Cleo Lawson, 86, of San Francisco died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 in San Francisco.
Arrangements are pending with Smith Funeral Home.
David Preston, 81, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, in a local hospital.
Mr. Preston was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Texarkana, Texas. He was retired from Buchanan Bottling Company, a member of Christian Church and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Pearl Purifoy Preston of Texarkana; one son and daughter - in - law, Charles David and Shellye Preston of Ashdown, Ark.; two daughters and sons - in - law, Patrecia and T.J. Adams of Texarkana and Barbara and Ronnie Binning of Nash, Texas; one sister, Nellie Volentine of Texarkana; 14 grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Highland Baptist Church with Buddy Smeltzer officiating. Arrangements are under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown.
The family will be at their home 2906 Division St., Texarkana, Ark.
De QUEEN, Ark. - Jesse Lee Faughtenbery, 77, of De Queen died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in a local hospital.
Mr. Faughtenbery was born July 1, 1926. He was retired from the merchant marines.
Survivors include one sister, May Kendall of Overton, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Chapel Hill Cemetery with the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Emma Rene Davis, 53, of McKamie, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, in a Texarkana hospital.
Mrs. Davis was born May 5, 1950, in McKamie. She was a member of United Mount Zion Baptist Church, McKamie.
Survivors include one daughter, Jalisa Willis of Stamps; and one sister, Yvonne Sweat of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Turner Hardin officiating.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
De QUEEN, Ark. - Opal Estelle Irene Bell Holden, 91, of Dierks, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Holden was born July 24, 1912, in New Hope, Ark. She was a homemaker, a retired schoolteacher, past matron of the Eastern Star and a member of Retired Teachers and Dierks First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. "Dean" Holden, in 1987.
Survivors include one daughter, Jawonda Alberty of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren, Chip Alberty and Jason Alberty; four great - grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Dierks First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
STAMPS, Ark. - Ethel Beed, 91, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Beed was born Aug. 4, 1912, in Paris, Texas. She was the manager of Arkansas School District Cafeteria and a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Mandeville, Ark., where she was a deaconess, mission president, Sunday school teacher and usher, Mandeville Community Action Council, Community Cemetery Committee, RSVP and Legal Services. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Beed Sr.; one daughter, Emma Beed; and four grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Roger Beed Jr. of Texarkana; four daughters, Hazel Arch, Helen Armstrong and Cloteal Wong of Los Angeles and Betty Johnson of Plano, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 23 great - grandchildren; 15 great - great - grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Blevins Sr. officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
De QUEEN, Ark. - Velma Jane Bailey Pell, 96, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Pell was born Jan. 29, 1908, in McCallister, Okla. She was a homemaker, a cook and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Pell; one son, Jimmy Pell; one granddaughter, Kathy Mohr; and one grandson, Ricky Pell.
Survivors include one daughter, Anna Smith of Lockesburg; one son, J.C. Pell of Lockesburg; one sister, Lillie Pell of Oakland, Calif.; one brother, Johnny Pell of Oregon; four grandchildren; nine great - grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John Henry Williams and Barbara Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery.