Obituaries 12-31-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 31, 2010

Obituaries 12-31-10

Vallie “Hettie” Ellis

BATESVILLE– Vallie “Hettie” Ellis, 60, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at her residence.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Dr. Jacob Hentz will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

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Ellis, born July 14, 1950, to John Wesley King and Betty Lou Ellis, was a retired machine operator for Parker Hannifin Company. She was a member of Brassell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church where she was church secretary.

Survivors include: seven sisters, Robbie M. Ellis, Jearldine Wright, Lorine Conner, Jean King, Lula Moering and Elizabeth Clay and Mary L. Martin, all of Batesville and four brothers, Joe Ellis, Micheal Griffin, Lewis Griffin, all of Courtland and Jimmy King of Milwaukee.

Martha Appleton Fowler

SARDIS– Martha Appleton Fowler, 73, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at her residence.

Services were Thursday  at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tom Atkins officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Fowler, born Oct. 3, 1937, in Sardis, to the late Ernest Franklin and Bessie Mae Appleton, was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. She worked at Poloran for 10 years and retired with 16 years of service from Thermos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Fowler.

Survivors include: her sons, Steven D. Fowler of Charleston and Mark Leland Fowler of Sardis; sisters, Jewel A. McGehee of Sardis, Dorothy A. Ford of Sardis and Laura A. Hardin of Nesbit; one brother, Macel Appleton of Sardis and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to UT Medical Group-Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Anna Grace Rollins Guest

LAMBERT– Anna Grace Rollins Guest, 89, died Monday, December 27, 2010, at Quitman County Nursing Home. She was the grandmother of Trey Cobb of Batesville.

Services were Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Lambert. Rev. Don O’Quinn officiated. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Guest, born July 27, 1921, was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Lambert. She was a retired saleslady for Huddleston’s Clothing Store in Lambert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. Guest.

Survivors along with her grandson include: one daughter, Daphene Cobb of Lambert; two sons, Sidney Guest of Tunica, Ronnie Guest of Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Edna Nowell of Kansas, Polly Hardy of Charleston; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or First Baptist Church in Lambert.

Frank Hanson Jr.

 LAS VEGAS, Nev.– Frank Hanson Jr., 84, formerly of Sardis, died Thursday, December 2, 2010.

Memorial services were held Sunday December, 12 at Meinter Funeral Home in Las Vegas.

Hanson was born Oct. 11, 1926, to the late Frank I. Hanson Sr. and Annie Lee Hanson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Frank Hanson.

Survivors include: his wife, Floredene Hanson of Las Vegas; one son, Ernest Henderson of Millington; four daughters, Letha Wiley of Sardis, Georgia A. Cage of Hernando, Mary Lou Thompson of Indianapolis and Ida Hanson ofCalifornia; one sister, Mae Bell Moore of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Marble Joiner

 Memorial services will be held for Marble Joiner this Saturday, January 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at New Life Church, located on the Square in Batesville.

Joiner died in her hometown of West Frankfort, Ill. on November 24, 2010. Her funeral was held at her home church in West Frankfort.

Joiner is a former resident of Batesville.

Rev. Sarah Avant Martin

COURTLAND– Rev. Sarah Avant Martin, 62, died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Batesville Jr. High School Auditorium. Rev. Sammy Towns will officiate. Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Batesville Jr. High School Auditorium.

Martin, born May 3, 1948, to Jimmy Rudd of Pope and Ada Mae Avant Lee of Courtland, was a midwife. She was a retired cosmetologist, pastor and presiding elder emeritus. She was a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Survivors along with her parents include: her husband, Teddy Martin of Courtland; four sons, Titus Avant of Batesville, Rev. Nehemiah Martin, Matthew Martin and Mark Martin, all of Courtland; one daughter, Barbara Henderson of San Diego, Calif.;

10 sisters, Ruthie Rudd, Bunny Sanford and Margaret Rudd all of Pope, Brenda Brown of Batesville, Gloria Lee of Charleston, Betty Rudd, Pamela McMillian, Francine Lee, Kassandra Lee, all of Courtland and Teresa Jenkins of Jonesboro, Ark.; five brothers, Robert Lewis Lee Jr. and Micheal Rudd, both of Courtland, Curtis Lee of Jackson, James Lee of Sardis and Bobby Rudd of Tunica; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Jack Barrett “Barry” Stewart

Hot Springs Village, Ark. — Dr. Jack Barrett “Barry” Stewart, 75, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Hope, Ark.

Stewart was the son of the late Jack B. Stewart and Frances White Stewart of Batesville. He received the DDS degree from the University of Tennessee College of Denistry. After serving four years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, he practiced general dentistry for over 40 years in Batesville.

He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi and Arkansas Dental Association, the Garland County Dental Society and Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. He served as a board member of the Hot Springs Village Boys and Girls Club, Regions Bank advisory board, and the board of Directors for Diamante Country Club.

Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Jerre; two daughters, Laura Cantral of Washington, D.C. and Jackie Gardner of Germatown and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.