Jimmy Marks, Jr.

Jimmy Ray Marks, Jr., 32, of Fort Smith, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 in a local hospital. He was born December 16, 1983 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and was a past employee of Hiram Walker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Chisato. There will be no public viewing. The body was cremated and a Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 11:00 a.m. at Mission United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, TaVona; a son, Fred Johnson of Fort Smith; his father, Jimmy Sr. of Fort Smith; two brothers, Marshall Marks of Rudy and Damien Marks of Fort Smith.

Marion "Sam" Stevenson

Marion Samuel "Sam" Stevenson, 61, of Fort Smith, died Wednesday, February 17th in a local hospital. He was a graduate of St. Ann's High School and Paul Quinn University, a veteran of the Navy, and a truck driver, loved rock and roll music and playing the drums. There will be no public viewing. The body was cremated. A memorial graveside service will be held at Fort Smith National Cemetery, Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents,and two brothers: Jerry and Jarvis Stevenson. Survivors are three sons: Baron, Brian and Brandon Stevenson all of Little Rock; his ex-wife, Natalie Stevenson of Little Rock; four sisters: Patricia Wheat of Brooklyn, NY, Margar

Johnnie "Ms. Peaches" Driver Morris

Johnnie Ruth "Ms. Peaches" Driver Morris, 67, of Fort Smith, died Tuesday, February 9th in a local hospital. She was born November 17, 1948 in Greenwood, Mississippi to the union of Elmo C. and Johnnie Ruth Garner Driver. "Ms. Peaches" grew up in the A.M.E. Church. She attended Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church and considered Rev. A.J. Parish her pastor. She was truly a very soul stirring soloist. When she sang, you knew to whom she was singing and that she had experienced some things in her life. She considered herself a Methobapticost. She was a "Greeter" for Wal-Mart and was the reason some people went. They didn't go to shop, they went to talk to "Ms. Peaches". Memorial service wil

Charles Linzy Thompson

Charles Linzy Thompson, Sr., 77, of Fort Smith passed Friday, February 5, 2016 into the arms of our Lord. He was born February 3, 1939 in Dardanelle, Arkansas, was retired from Gerber Foods after 25 years of loyal service, was a Baptist, and an Army veteran. Funeral will be Friday, February 12th, 11:00 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Forest Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wyatt Flake, Stevie Cannon, Richard Savoy III, Patrick McGill, Floyd Shepherd, and Terry Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha E. Thompson of the home; two sons, Charles L. Thompson, Jr. (Stephanie) and David A. Thompson (Dawn) both

Aletryce Faye Holmes

Aletryce Faye Holmes, 71, of Fort Smith, died Thursday, January 28th in a local hospital. She was born August 14, 1944 in Russellville, Arkansas. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church where she was an Usher and was retired plate packer at James River Dixie Cup. Funeral will be Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Washington Cemetery under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Viewing will be Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5;00 p.m. at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Sr.; a daughter, CeTrevia Jordan of Dallas,TX; four sons: Freddie Jr. (Irene), Carnell (Octavia), Chris (Michelle) and Dazin Holmes all of Fort

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