Obituaries 11/27/15

Carroll Latham Evans

Carroll Latham Evans, 85, went home to be with God on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis. He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Luxora, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Lucile Evans; his father, Charlie Evans; his mother Mary Royal Evans; his son, John David Evans; and a brother in-law, Dr. Euel Belcher Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Cupples (Warren) of Marion; two grandchildren, Damon Cupples and Katie Dye (Michael); and a great-grandson John Warren Blankenship all of Marion. He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was a well-known Baptist Pastor of eight Churches in Arkansas including the First Baptist Church in Hughes, Arkansas where he served for 24 years before retiring in 1996. He also worked as a Funeral Director for Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Arkansas for 15 years until he retired from there in 2011. He was a master mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time at 12 noon, on Monday, Nov. 30, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Arkansas with entombment following at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society On-line guestbook at

Carolyn Hoard

Funeral service for 58-year-old Carolyn Hoard of Earle, who died Nov. 21, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee will be 12 noon, Saturday, at St. Luke MB Church, Earle,. Burial will follow at St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be at St. Luke MB Church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Survivors include parents, Joe Hoard Sr. and Bertha Hoard of Earle; brothers, Joe Hoard Jr. of Marion, Therest Hoard, Jerry Hoard, Terions Hoard and Neil Bailey of Earle, Phil Hoard of Ofallon, Illinois and Darrell Brown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sisters, Lisa Hoard and Sandra Hoard of Earle, Gwen Brooks of Atlanta, Georgia, Janet Hoard of Marion, Votina Brown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Felicia Martin of Little Rock and Jerrie Henderson of Conway. Johnson Funeral Home, Wynne, in charge of arrangements.

Una Alice Patrick Reece

Una Alice Patrick Reece, 93, of West Memphis, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Mrs. Reece was born January 28, 1922 in The Morning Sun Community of Lenow (now Cordova), Tennessee to Harvey Newton Patrick and Lena Alice Williams Patrick. Mrs. Reece was a member and former secretary of The West Memphis First Presbyterian Church and retired from the Insurance department of Guaranty Loan. During the Great Depression she lived with her paternal uncle Arthur and Aunt Mamie Patrick and her cousin Bessie Weinrich. She graduated 8th grade in 1935 from Cordova School and the 12th grade in 1939 from Germantown High School. She later attended Memphis State University. In the Early days she was employed by the U. S. Navy at Millington, Tennessee, and at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Joseph Clyde Reece Sr., a daughter Martha Jane Reece, a son Charles Ronald Reece, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise (Ed) Wilkinson, Alma (Dick)Jackson, Marion (Randy) Strickland and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Houston (Christine Patrick, and Harvey (Dorothy) Patrick. She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Thompson (Doug) of Collierville, Tennessee; three sons, Joseph Clyde Reece Jr. of West Memphis, David Patrick Reece (Kathy) of Fayetteville and Brian Reece (Stacy) of West Memphis; seven grandchildren, Chris Reece of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kevin Reece (Charissa) Reece of Fair Oaks, California, Jennifer Reece of Little Rock, Rachel and Katherine Reece of West Memphis and Jake and Reece Thompson of Collierville, Tennessee; two great-grandchildren Austin and Ashley Reece of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and 17 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to service time at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in West Memphis with burial following at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Missouri Street, West Memphis, Arkansas. On-line guestbook at


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