Obituaries 02/25/16

James C. “Jimbo” Hale, Jr.

James C. Hale, Jr., 78 of Proctor died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Hale was an attorney and a Crittenden County Prosecuting Attorney for 45 years. He is survived by one son, James C. Hale, III and Betty Hale, of Marion; and one grandson, James C. “Bo” Hale, IV. He leaves one sister, Jeannie Martz; his sister-in-law, Connie Hale; and three nephews, Matthew Hale, Jay Hale, and Christopher Crain, all of Marion; and one niece, Laura Otto, of McKinney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil Hale and Jean Robinson Hale; and one brother, Ralph “Rob” Robinson Hale; and one nephew, Ralph Robinson Hale, Jr., all of Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home located at 201 North Pine Street, West Memphis, Arkansas. Church services will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Marion United Methodist Church, 81 Military Road, in Marion, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 535 Alabama Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Online guestbook available at http://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westmemphis

Ruby Jean Harris

Ruby Jean Harris, 65 passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. Visitation Friday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at United Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 E. Barton Ave., West Memphis. Service Saturday at 1 p.m. at Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church., 420 S. 15th St., West Memphis, with burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. E. H. Ford Mortuary in charge of arrangements. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Joe L. Harris; three daughters, Tonnette Harris, Cassandra Harris and Ruby D. Butler; three sons, Elestley Harris, Kendrick Harris and Brandon Brownlow; five sisters, Lillie Thomas, Mary McCoy Thomas, Patricia McCoy, Sharon McCoy and Barbara McCoy Johnson; five brothers, Calvin Brownlow Sr., Oscar McCoy Jr., David McCoy, Wesley McCoy and Curtis McCoy; and 10 grandchildren.

Virbdine Martin

Virbdine Martin, 77, of Anthonyville, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Broadway Healthcare. Services Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. in Anthonyville M. B. Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. Anthony Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She is survived by a niece who cared for her, Alice Taylor (Tommy) of Anthonyville.

Agnes Catherine Coleman Medlin

Agnes Catherine Coleman Medlin, 89, of Jackson, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. She was born in Boyle, Mississippi on March 7, 1926 to Jess Reuben Coleman and Myrtle Adams. She was also a member of Wilson First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Tom Medlin (Kathy) of Collierville, Tennessee; her daughter, Glenda Medlin Burrows (Perry) of Jackson, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Chris Medlin (Shawna), Meghan Medlin, Angela Neely (Paul) and Michael Eubanks; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Neely and Lauren Neely; and a sister, Ruth Halajian. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Clarence Medlin; her parents; a granddaughter, Jessica Medlin; two brothers, Jess Coleman, Jr. and Lawrence Coleman; and a sister, Mildred Lovett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wilson First Baptist Church, Attn: Handbell Ministries, 1 Jackson St, Wilson, AR 72395. Visitation will be at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home from 12 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27th with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park. Online guestbook: http://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westmemphis

Charlotte Verdell Davis Parnell

Charlotte Verdell Davis Parnell, age 57, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at her home in Brownsville, Tennessee. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, Feb, 26, at 11 a.m. in the Lea and Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, Tennessee. Graveside Services will be at 2 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. She was preceded in death by her father, George Verdell Davis. She is survived by her mother, Lottie May Manley Davis; three sisters, Linda G. Forrester, Patsy Stafford and Sharon Broughton all of Brownsville, Tennessee. Lea and Simmons Funeral Home 731-772-8880.

Fannie Lee Waterford

Fannie Lee WaterFord, 62, of Edmondson, died Monday, Feb. 22 in Memphis. Visitation Friday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greater Bethlehem M. B. Church, Proctor. Services Saturday, 11 a.m. in Greater Bethlehem M. B. Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. Anthony Funeral Home South in charge of services. She is survived by seven daughters, Thelma Brock, Christine Brock of Memphis, Dorothy Macon of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Margie Hollins of St. Louis, Missouri, Joyce Ann Smith, Ruthie Ann Lewis of West Memphis and Lisa Buckley of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Albert Johnson, Jr. of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Tollie Johnson of Proctor, Erwin Johnson of West Memphis and Alonzo Buckley of Edmondson; four sisters, Lessie Emeh of Little Rock, Jerline Bridges of St. Ann, Illinois, Johnnie Hicks of Marked Tree, Arkansas and Rosie Hicks of West Memphis; four brothers, Leroy Tubbs, Waverly Hicks of West Memphis, Robert Cooperwood of Birdeye, Arkansas and Johnny Hicks, Jr. of Proctor; 38 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

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