Obituaries

Bessie Faye
Johnson Carrigan
Bessie Faye Johnson Carrigan, 78, of Nashville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was born July 1, 1935, in Clow, Ark., to the late Naomi Dixon and Roosevelt Johnson.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Prescott. Arkansas. She was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for seven years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Carrigan; a son, William Earl Carrigan and a brother, Lee Autrey “Jack” Marshall.
Survivors include: three children, Linda Carrigan- Harlston of Texarkana, Texas; Leroy Carrigan of Texarkana, Texas; Kenneth Carrigan and wife, Diane, of Dallas, Texas; Seven siblings, Earnest Johnson of Chicago, Hazel Johnson of Portersville, Mo., Sandra Kaye Johnson of Portersville, Mo., Robert Johnson of Malden, Mo., Roosevelt Johnson of Lilvourn, Mo., Willie Bell Clarke of Portageville, Mo., and Alice Ann Johnson Comb of Sicketon, Mo.; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Nashville Funeral Home with M.L. Manning and Alex Winfrey, Sr. officiating. Burial was at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Visitation was 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the funeral home. Online sympathy messages may be sent to nashvillefh.com.
Alton ‘Bo’ Leon Watts
Alton (Bo) Leon Watts, 84, died February 10, 2014.
He was born March 20, 1929 in Delight, the son of the late Newman and Eltha Garner Watts. He was a member of the Delight First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Maxine Nolen Watts; four sons, Max Watts and wife, Regina, of Kirby, Rex Watts and wife, Tracy, of Delight, Perry Watts of Delight, Randle Watts and wife, Nancy, of Delight; three daughters, Darlene Carroll and husband, Keith, of Nashville, Robin Sweeden and husband, Russell, of Delight, and Becky White and husband, Robert, of El Dorado; three sisters, Oce Drolet of Atlanta, Ga., Annette Casly of Houston, Texas, and Cherrie Glasgow of Houston, Texas; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Delight with Cathy Francis and Bro. Bruce Francis officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel in Murfreesboro.
Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
Leo E. Small
Leo E. Small, 88, of Glenwood, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was born Feb. 13, 1926, in the Mount Tabor community, the son of the late A. L. Small and Isabell Nancy Dillard Small.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was a World War II  U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by six sisters, Flossie Small, Jewell Wright, Edythe Reppo, Cleodis Small, Adell Smith and Kathryn Long.
Survivors include: his wife, Edith Small of Glenwood; two sons, Mark Small of Glenwood, and Jeff and Jeanette Small of Atkins; a sister, Jo Hawkins of Washington, D.C.; also grandchildren.
Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. James Owens officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday evening. , 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Verdie Laverne Chambers
Verdie Laverne Chambers, 66, of Nashville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born Oct. 23, 1947 in Nashville, the daughter of the late Leonard Lambert and Verdie Young Rounsavall. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wendell Lambert, Carroll Lambert, and Gary Wayne Lambert.
Survivors include: her husband of 27 years, Thomas Chambers of Nashville; a son, James Chadwick and wife, Angie of Nashville; three daughters, Gail Coulter of De Queen, Lynn Argo and husband, Windell, of Nashville, and Lisa Perez and husband, Epifanio, of Nashville; a half-sister, Ima Lynn Riley of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Ozan-Bingen Cemetery in Bingen with Bro. Ron Morris officiating.
Visitation wasTuesday, February 18, 2014.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Frances Carlene Ward
Frances Carlene Ward, 84, of Dierks, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
She was born Dec. 15, 1929 at Gurdon, the daughter of the late Carl and Sally Lenora Whitlock Forthman. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded by her husband, Charles Ward.
Survivors include: a daughter, Becky Pharr of Nashville; a son, Joe Scott of Junction City, Tenn.; also grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Dierks.

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