Jane Alden Holcomb, 79
January 6 1941 - November 22 2020
Jane Alden Holcomb, 79, of Hernando, Mississippi passed away at her home on November 22nd, 2020. She was born in Aubrey, Arkansas on January 6th, 1941 to the late Milton Jackson Sr. and Harriet Reece Jackson. Jane enjoyed educating children in both a professional and religious setting. She was an Instructional Assistant for countless kids over a 28-year career. When not teaching at the local school during the week, she loved leading Sunday School anytime she was needed. Among Jane's other hobbies were her love of gardening, cooking, baking, drawing up house plans and taking care of her family. She dearly loved looking at the numerous pictures of the many kids in the family. Country and gospel music were not only enjoyed, but experienced, as she and her beloved husband of nearly 64 years, Leon, traveled as far as California attending Ronnie Milsap concerts. Jane's memory will be cherished by a
large family and many, many people who were blessed to call her a friend; as she leaves behind her husband, Kenneth Leon Holcomb, Sr.; four sons, Milton "Buzz" (Sharron) Holcomb, Mike (Paula) Holcomb, Kenneth (Debra) Holcomb, Jr., and Alan (Evelyn) Holcomb; three brothers, David (Rayda) Jackson, Jackie (Debbie) Jackson, Gary (Teresa) Jackson; four sisters, Shirley (Bill) Coad, Sharlotte (Gayland) Fisher, Belle Pinegar, and Angie Steward; 10 grandchildren, Shelly, Deanna, Linda, Jake, Jack, Justin, Cheryl, Drew, Jared, and Zack; along with 15 great-grandchildren. Jane is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Cheryl Holcomb; three brothers, Milton Jackson Jr., Gene (Marcelle) Jackson, and Scotty Jackson; two sisters, Faye Hill and Wanda Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at Marianna Missionary Baptist Church with visitation one
hour prior. Interment will follow at the Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery. Tribute video pending.
John T. Stowe, 93, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Holly Grove, Arkansas on November 4th, 2020. John was born on August 27th, 1927 in Thorton, Arkansas to the late Hall and Ethel Pate Stowe. He joined the military towards the end of World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. Seven years later, John married the love of his life, Rosie Mae Barrett, on July 21, 1953. They remained married until her death in 1999. John enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing for his favorite, catfish. When he wasn't fishing, he would be seen with a big smile mowing his yard on his John Deere. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his sons, James A. Stowe, and Johnny Stowe, daughter Ethel Stowe; along with his grandchildren, James T. Stowe, Allison Nash, Tommy Lee Stowe, Ashley Richardson, Anthony Fergason, Dawson Worley, and Cynthia Vance; his great-grandchildren, Falicity Stowe, Dallas Hicks, Elijah Leisure, Dillinger Nash, Cassiale Nash, Kayona Stowe, Lance Stowe, Winter Stowe, Jazmine Sawyer, Colin Sawyer, Matthew Nash. As well as his great-great-grandchildren, Bentley, Blakley, and Everleigh. Funeral services will be held at Fowler Funeral Home on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Eula Mae Geisler, 80, passed away on October 25th, 2020 in Brinkley, Arkansas. She was born in Rich, Arkansas on March 20th, 1940 to the late E.B. Medford Jr. and Ruth Fryer Medford. Eula worked for over 15 years as a seamstress at the Van Heusen plant in Brinkley. Being a seamstress was not just a profession for Eula; she also enjoyed sewing for her family. It didn't matter if new curtains or better hunting clothes were needed, she would effortlessly make them to the delight of all who benefited from her craft. Family and faith were a staple in Eula's life. She was married to Clyde Geisler for over sixty years. and she was a life-long member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brinkley. While Eula was not an outdoors person, she did not hesitate to prepare meals for her family with the ample wild game and fish that they brought in from Arkansas' various woods and waterways. It was important for Eula to have all different kinds of cakes and pies baked as well. She took pride in providing for others. Eula leaves behind her beloved husband, Clyde; two sons, Mike (Donna Caskey) Geisler, and Mark Geisler; three brothers, Allen (Clara) Medford, Sonny (Linda) Medford, and Lonnie (Betty) Medford; two sisters, Patricia (late Billy) Flake, and Ruby (late Paul) Lujan; two grandchildren, Jack and Grant Geisler; one great-grandchild, Jacob Geisler; along with hosts and hosts of cousins, and other family and friends. Eula is preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Richard (Shirley) Medford. Visitation will be at Fowler Funeral Home, Brinkley on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 29th at Upper Cemetery, Brinkley
FLOYD MORRIS GRIMES, JR
FEBRUARY 9 1943 - OCTOBER 22 2020
Floyd Morris Grimes, Jr. age 77 of Blackton, departed this life for his heavenly home on October 22, 2020. Floyd was born on February 9, 1943 in Memphis, TN; the eldest child of Floyd Sr. and Alice Harriet Grimes. He received his education from Brinkley School system and later became lead mechanic for Synergy Gas in Brinkley; until his retirement in 2004. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1992 and became a faithful member of Monroe Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Floyd was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved camping, and was known for cooking up the best steaks and fried potatoes over the open campfire at deer camp. He loved going on rides on his motorcycle, watching westerns, listening to bluegrass music, but above all, his family was what he loved most. Floyd loved his children, and nothing made him prouder than to see them achieving their goals and celebrating their successes. He played many roles throughout his life, but his most favorite was when he got the role of becoming a grandpa. The grandkids knew grandpa and grandma’s house was most definitely the place to be on the weekends and he looked forward to their visits. He sure loved spoiling them and filling them up with all the chocolate they could stand. Floyd was a family man and well-known in the community. He was often known as “papaw” to all the area kids and loved them as his own. All of Floyd, Tonya, and Jill’s friends over the years were considered his family. Floyd leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Diane Grimes. Children, Floyd Lynn Grimes (Tonya) of Rich, Tonya Calaway (Lance) of Moro, Jill Vandesteeg (Chris) of Fort Smith, Lisa Parson (Danny) of Palestine, and Phillip Bennett (Melanie) of Batesville. Grandchildren: Chelsea Capshaw, Coby Calaway, Kalin Calaway, Sydney Vandesteeg, Madelyn Vandesteeg, Aidan Vandesteeg, Shelby Ford, Austin Ford, Floyd L. Grimes, Jr. Skyler Grimes, Hunter Parson, Caleb Parson, Allison Parson, Marlaina Self, Emily Engles, & Bobby Bennett. Great Grandchildren: Royce, Haisley Kate, Coley, Cullen, Coven, Courtlee, Kimber, & Joey. He was proceeded in death by his parents and sister, Bonnie Sue Gurley. Visitation will be at Fowler Funeral Home on Sunday October 25th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10 am at Monroe Baptist Church. Burial will be in White Church Cemetery. Tribute video pending. Pallbearers: Hershel Climer, Wesley Climer, Ronald Davenport, JR Davenport, Donald Wofford, and Steve Brown. Honorary Pallbearers: Earnest Gurley, Larry Johnson, Jarrett Gurley, and Marvin Wilson.
BILLIE JOYCE SKINNER SIMPSON, 89
mAY 3 1931 - OCTOBER 19 2020
Billie “Bam Baw” Skinner Simpson, 89, passed away on October 19th, 2020. She was born on May 3rd, 1931 to the late John B. and Lurah King Skinner and was raised in the Bethlehem community between Brinkley and Clarendon, Arkansas. She grew up on the farm and lived in a home that was her former schoolhouse where she spent most of her life. Billie was a gifted seamstress and loved making clothes. She worked at Van Heusen shirt factory for over 25 years. Eventually, she would open her own upholstery shop in her home in the early 1980s. More than this, she loved her Lord Jesus and His Church. As a member of Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church and former member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist, she was a children’s choir director for many years and taught Sunday School for teens and adult ladies. She was married to Leroy Simpson who was the love of her life. The two of them took kids to youth camps throughout the early years of their 54-year marriage. Billie was an amazing example of a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a hard worker, an excellent cook, and loved hosting people in her home. Each and every Sunday, she would prepare a feast for anyone who would come for a visit. She is survived by her sister Margaret Perkins, children, Diane Simpson Vance (Danny) and Kenny Simpson (Donna), grandchildren Ken Simpson (Keri), Heather McCarty (Chris), Tyler Vance (Angie), Kevin Simpson (Katie), Drew Vance (Susan), and great-grandchildren, Samuel McCarty, Jared Vance, Daniel McCarty, Seth Vance, Shelby Simpson, Connor Simpson, Ian Vance, Michael McCarty, Sidney Simpson, Tommy Vance, Nate Vance, Tyson Vance, Hailey Simpson, Maci Kate Simpson, and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Arnold, and Max Skinner. All guests attending the Graveside services at Shady Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:00 am are asked to wear proper face masks and practice social distancing. Visitation will start 10:30 am.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
JULY 14 1927 - OCTOBER 10 2020
Dorothy Imogene Severe, age 93 passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home in Brinkley, Arkansas. Mrs. Severe was born July 14, 1927 near Hagler, Arkansas to the late Clarence E. And Bessie (Bagwell) Hildebrand. She was united in marriage to Wayne E. Severe on September 19, 1944 in Clarendon, Arkansas. Mrs. Severe was a housewife, and Bookkeeper for their family business Brinkley Electrical Service. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, camping, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a long-time member of The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Stuttgart. She is survived by one son, Don Severe of Brinkley; two daughters, Romana Hoover of Memphis, and Chantay Tefteller of Brinkley. She has four grandchildren and seven Great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery Pavilion in Stuttgart, Arkansas on Wednesday, October 14th at 2:00 pm with a visitation a half hour prior.