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Obituaries
JOSHUA FRENCH
Joshua Tillmon French, 28, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., died Jan. 14, 2016.
Funeral services were Jan. 16 at Legacy Funeral Home.

He was a member of Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle in Hixson, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Eugene Shumpert and grandparents, Thomas Eugene Tucker and Edna Greer French.

He is survived by a son, Bryan Leeland French of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; a daughter, Caroline Sage French of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; two brothers, John Thomas French of Tennessee and Joseph Lee Shumpert of Crossett; a sister, Karen Shumpert Floyd of Crossett; grandparents, Tillmon French of Newport, Tenn. and Jean Simpson Tucker of Denton, Texas; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Legacy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


PATRICIA HUNTER
Patricia Graves Hunter, 67, of Monticello, died Jan. 17, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were Jan. 20 at Cominto Baptist Church, with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery.

She was a retired clerk and a member of Cominto Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Billy Ed Graves, Bobo Graves, David Graves and Pee Wee Graves; a sister, Mary Tiner; a grandchild, Macy Meeks and her parents, Guice Graves and Betty Graves.

She is survived by two sons, Kenny Meeks of Monticello and Stephen Hunter of Conway; three brothers, Danny Graves of Monticello, Johnny Graves of Coleman and Raymond Kubiak of Crossett; a sister, Sherry Shouse of Monticello; four grandsons and other relatives.

Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.


VIRGINIA LEIGH
Virginia Beth Barnett Leigh, 77, of Hamburg, died Jan. 21, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were Jan. 23 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Unity Cemetery. Bros. Joel Meredith and Jerry Carter officiated.

She was a lifetime resident of Hamburg, a homemaker, longtime produce manager for Kroger and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lane Leigh, Sr.; her parents, Causby Jack and Bertie Mae Giles Barnett; three sisters, Barbara Courson, Julia Pruitt and her twin, Alice Barnett Leigh and a brother, Willard Fay Barnett.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Leigh, Jr. of Hamburg; a daughter, Anita Carle of Hope; a brother, Gerald Barnett, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Nelms, Teddy Hickman, Herbert Wallace, Andrew Wallace, Levi Gray and Lee Thornhill.  

Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 400 West Washington Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


FLORIAL WILSON
Florial Jean Wilson, 70, of Montrose, formerly of Crossett, died Jan. 15, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were Jan. 23 at St. Peter Baptist Church, with burial in Montrose Cemetery. The Rev. Victor Dolls officiated.

She was the owner of Flo’s Snack Shop, a part-time Postal Service employee and a member of St. Peter Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Frank and Carrie B. Harrison-Slade and a brother, McDavis Slade.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur “Johnny Boy” Wilson of Montrose; two daughters, Crystal Wilson of Senatobia, Miss. and Carole Jackson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, George Slade, Jr. and Billy Slade, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sisters, Marie Leazer of Milwaukee, Wis., Betty Ramsey, of Racine, Wis. and Gwendolyn Franklin of Montrose; five grandchildren, a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Larry Woods, Charles Bynum, Michael Wilson, Andrew Stanley, Lee Edward Plummer, Jesse Mitchell, Jr.


Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





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