Sarah Ruth Crosthwait
Sarah Ruth Crosthwait, 81, Lebanon Missouri, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Lebanon Missouri. She is survived by her daughter, Laquita Angst (John), of Lebanon; sons, Wayne Crosthwait (Shelly), of Memphis Tennessee, Mike Crosthwait (Mary Francis) of Marion, Ron Crosthwait (Christine) of Peoria, Arizona and Terry Crosthwait of Royce City Texas; a brother, James Hudson (Sue) of Nashville Tennessee; sister in law, Pat Crosthwait of West Memphis. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She trusted Christ as her savior when she was eleven years old and was baptized at Roellen Baptist Church in Tennessee. She loved to sew, crochet and read. She was an avid sports fan and watched many baseball and football games on TV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Crosthwait, in 1985 after 36 years of marriage. A celebration of her life is planned for Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m., in the dining room of the Lebanon North Nursing Home, 596 Morton Road Lebanon, Missouri. Burial and graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee in May. A memorial has been established in her name at Prosperine Baptist Church, and can be mailed c/o Darrel Bishop 3508 Highway D, Lebanon MO 65536.
Erica C. Keller
Erica C. Keller, 35, of West Memphis went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home. Erica was a member of the Rosewood Methodist Church in West Memphis and an employee at East Ark Enterprises. She was also a member of the Girls Club in West Memphis and a long term patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Robert H. Martin and also by a grandmother, Annajean Keller. Survivors include her parents, Mike and Stacey Keller of Mammoth Springs and Gene and Dawn Martin Lehr of West Memphis; three brothers, Jay Keller (Heather) of Memphis, Michael Keller and Christopher Keller both of Mammoth Springs; a grandmother, Minnie Martin of West Memphis; an aunt, Catherine Beaumeister (Jim) of Melbourne, Florida; two uncles, Lance Martin (Diane) of Memphis and Robert Martin of Paragould; as well as many other friends and family members. Visitation will be held at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to East Ark Sheltered Workshop; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.