Obituaries 03/03/16

Michael Ray Brown

Michael Ray Brown, 56, of Marion, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Visitation Friday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Anthony-West Memphis Funeral Home North Chapel. Services Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m. in the Anthony Funeral Home Chapel South with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. He is survived by four sisters, Mildred Wilkins of Chicago, Illinois, Doris Brown of St. Louis, Missouri, Everna Brown of Los Angeles, California and Patricia DuBois of Hughes; two brothers, Nathaniel Brown, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska and Edward Brown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Rev. Leotis Embery

Rev. Leotis Embery, 68, of Edmondson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anthonyville MBC. Services Saturday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Edmondson with burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He leaves his wife Audrey Embery of Edmondson; six daughters, Angelia Smith of Clanton, Alabama, Ericka Embery of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sabrina Embery of Lafayette, Indiana, Loretha Embery of Chicago, Illinois, Kinetria Harris of Edmondson and Tinika Whitcomb of Rensilear, Indiana; four sons, LeJuan Embery of Tupelo, Mississippi, Leotis McGhee and Donel Embery of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Frank Jones of Boonesville, Mississippi; his father, Sterling Embery of Chicago, Illinois; four sisters, Eva Braxton of Chicago, Illinois, Earline Miller of Harvey, Illinois, Clara Richardson of Mattson, Illinois and Cathey Western of Park Forest, Illinois; seven brothers, William Coleman of Miami, Florida, Sterling Embery Jr. and Robert Embery of Memphis, Charles Embery of Fridley, Minnesota, Almango Embery of Alexandria, Louisiana, Donel Embery of Park Forrest, Illinois and Maurice Embery of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a host of grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Annette Banks

Annette Banks, 52, of West Memphis, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Services Saturday, 11 a.m., at Pleasant Grove with burial in Marion. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She leaves a daughter, Cornisha Banks of West Memphis; two sons, Carnell Banks and Eddie Banks of West Memphis; two sisters, Cornelia Godwin of Pensacola, Florida, and Barbara Banks of Little Rock; two brothers, Emanuel Banks of Little Rock and Darron Conner of Carson, California; and six grandchildren.

Calvin Lee Buckingham

Calvin Lee Buckingham, 62, of Memphis formerly of West Memphis passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home. Services Saturday, 11 a.m. at Wolfe Brothers Chapel with burial in Birdeye Veterans Cemetery. He leaves his wife Evelyn Buckingham of Memphis; five daughters, Tameka Carter of Pontiac, Michigan, Keitha Cobb of San Diego, California, Tamera Johnson, Lakenya Johnson and Chakieda Johnson, all of Memphis; two sons, Antonio Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee and Billie Easley of Memphis; a sister, Shirley Goodman of Memphis; two brothers, Rickey Buckingham of Memphis and Darryl Buckingham; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sydney Wayne Eaves

Sydney Wayne Eaves, 63, of West Memphis died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Mr. Eaves worked for West Memphis Utilities in the meter department and was a U. S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Billie G. Eaves. He is survived by his wife, Beckey Eaves; two daughters, Kelly Eaves and Melissa Eaves all of West Memphis; his mother Evelyn Eaves of West Memphis; two sisters, Brenda Leach (Jimmy) and Vickie Held both of West Memphis; two granddaughters, Kelsey Eaves and Kaylen Mask; two nephews, Spence Held of West Memphis and Jimmy Leach of Los Angles, Ca. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to service time at 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial following at Crittenden Memorial Park. Online guestbook at http://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

Lena McGill Ford

Lena McGill Ford, 82, of Marion died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Charlton and Lela Morgan Charlton; and her faithful companion, Michael Garzero. Survivors include two daughters, Joy Hendrix (Ray) of Marion and Pat Weaver (Yerby) of Marion; a son, Michael McGill (Danielle) of Amado, Arizona; two sisters, Barbara Fortenberry and Shirley Esgro; a brother, Ray Davis (Enola); five grandchildren, Tony Teague, Angela Kearns, Brian Yerby Weaver, Emily Hartzell and Brent McGill; and four great-grandchildren: Jeremy Kearns, Benjamin Kearns, Lucas Hartzell and Lilli Hartzell. A memorial service will be held at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. An online guestbook is available at http://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Leola Jones

Leola Jones, 84, of West Memphis, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Jackson, Tennessee. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home. Services Saturday, 1 p.m., at Beautiful Zion MBC with burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She leaves one daughter, Jennifer McGee of West Memphis; a sister, Barbara Washington of Dalton, Illinois; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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