Carolyn Stideum

Mrs. Carolyn Stideum was born May 17, 1955, to Arena Poole Williams and Amos Williams Sr. She was called home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at her home.

Sara Josephine Morehead Gibbs

Mrs. Sara Josephine Morehead Gibbs, formerly of Forrest City, passed away at her home in Fayetteville, on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. She was born in Little Rock on Nov. 13, 1926 to the Rev. Connor and Bernice Morehead.

Howard Gracey Jr.

Mr. Howard Gracey Jr., age 75, of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at CrossRidge Community Hospital in Wynne.

Wilma Marie Minick Johnson

Mrs. Wilma Marie Minick Johnson, age 90, of Palestine, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro.

Retha Mae Ellis Barker

Mrs. Retha Mae Ellis Barker, of Forrest City, died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the age of 70. She was born in Round Pond on April 29, 1944, the daughter of the late Lewin M. Ellis and Maggie Williams Ellis.

Johnny B. Bateman

Mr. Johnny B. Bateman passed away at home Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2015 in Forrest City.

James Clayton Hodges

Mr. James Clayton Hodges, age 83, of Forrest City, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He made Forrest City his home for his entire life.

Johnnie Ruth Dixon

Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Dixon, 77, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Thomas Martin

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Martin, age 51, of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Forrest City Medical Center. His death was sudden and unexpected.

Elmer Leon Ponder

Mr. Elmer Leon Ponder, age 71, of Colt, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home. He had been in poor health for the past two-and-a-half months.