Obituaries 03/11/16

Nancy Claire Savage

Nancy Claire Savage, 74, of Tampa died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Ned Savage; and mother, Pauline Savage Seymour. She is survived by her husband, Theodore R. Keiler of Tampa, Florida; a brother, Kenneth Savage (Nancy), of West Memphis; nieces, Sandra Edwards (Tom), Susan Lewallen (Jason); nephew, Van Savage (Cindy); and six great-nieces and nephews. At an early age, she embarked on a career in the business world with a engineering firm, several companies affiliated with Wells Fargo and other banks, and at the time of her retirement and move to Tampa, she was an Area Vice President and Regional Human Resources Director for an international insurance brokerage in San Francisco. She enjoyed foreign travel, visiting many European and South American countries, and she was an avid tennis player. In Tampa, she was a member of the Davis Island Garden Club, The Chiselers and The Friends of Plant Park. Plans for a graveside service in Arkansas are pending.

Gwendolyn Ridgley Stewart

Gwendolyn Ridgley Stewart, 62, of West Memphis, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation Friday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Anthony Funeral Home South Chapel. Services Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m. in Old St. Paul M. B. Church with burial in Marion Memorial Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Robert Stewart of West Memphis; two sons, Corey Stewart and Robert Stewart of West Memphis; a sister, Johnnie Mae Conner of West Memphis; a brother, Robert Ridgley of Mississippi; and two grandchildren.

Elder Lonnie Turner

Elder Lonnie Turner, 60, of West Memphis, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Promiseland COGIC, in Osceola, with services following at 2 p.m. Burial in Whiteside Cemetery, Osceola. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his spouse, Opal Turner of West Memphis; two daughters, Lakenya Howell of Marion and Michala Turner of West Memphis; three sons, Taurus Turner and Kuwane Turner both of West Memphis and Kamiah Turner of Southaven, Mississippi; five sisters, Lillie Fletcher, Marie Coleman, Lois Johnson and Felecia Houston all of Osceola and Patricia Davis of Memphis; six brothers, Nathaniel Turner and Patrick Turner of Osceola, Louis Turner and Larry Turner of Little Rock, Charles Davis and James Davis of Memphis; and seven grandchildren.

Betty Geane Wann

Betty Geane Wann, 77, of West Memphis, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Sumterville, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Richard Charles Wann, of West Memphis; two sons, Richard Wann of Marion and Paul Wann of Daytona Beach, Florida; two brothers, Larry Elliott of Sumterville, Florida and Seward Alaska and Billy Elliott of Edgewater, Florida; and three grandsons. A family memorial will be held in Sumterville, Florida.

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