CRITTENDEN CO, AR
Just found this obituary from the Earle, AR "Enterprise," as compiled by
November 25, 1955
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. SELLERS
Funeral services were held last Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Earle
Baptist Church for MRS. MAGGIE TAYLOR SELLERS, a resident of Earle for 29
years, who died Wednesday afternoon of last week at the Baptist Hospital in
Little Rock. She was 74. Dr. Bernis K. Selph, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Benton, Arkansas was the officiating minister. Burial was in Hughes
Cemetery at Forrest City.
Mrs. Sellers was born near Colt, Arkansas and was a member of a pioneer
family of St. Francis County. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the
Earle Baptist Church where she was faithful in her attendance and took an
active part until her health failed. For the past year she had made her home
with her daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Norvell of Memphis and Mrs. Ralph Walton of
Besides her two daughters she is survived by a son, Thomas Sellers of Earle;
a sister, Mrs. Ella Hardin of Little Rock; four grandchildren and one
Pallbearers were J. E. Fullwood, O. B. Cox, Richard Wood, Levy McCracken,
Bill Kennedy and Vernon Hodges.
Just found this obituary from the Earle, AR Enterprise.
Falls Church, VA
June 4, 1954
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EARLE’S OLDEST CITIZEN
Services for Mr. T. B. SELLERS, retired farmer, who died at his home here
early Monday evening, were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Earle Baptist
church. The Rev. Ray Langley, of Parkin, officiated. Burial was in Hughes
Cemetery in Forrest City.
Mr. Sellers was 90 years of age, and was perhaps, Earle’s oldest citizen.
Born in Shelby County, Tenn., November 26, 1863, he moved to St. Francis
County, near Forrest City, in the early 1880’s, where he engaged in farming and
also served as a peace officer for a period of years. He moved from
Forrest City to Earle 24 years ago and was engaged in farming until his
Mr. Sellers was a familiar sight on the streets of Earle in his later years.
Although age and infirmities had made him feeble, his indomitable will and
desire to mingle with his fellow man kept him gong until shortly before his
death. He was known throughout Eastern Arkansas and had a host of friends who
were saddened by the inevitable.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maggie Taylor Sellers; a son Thomas Sellers of
Earle; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Walton of Benton, Ark., and Mrs. Aubrey Norvell
of Memphis, four grandchildren and one great grandson.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Fullwood, Floyd Roberts, Jack and Jimmy Norvell,
grandsons of the deceased, Vernon Hodges and William Moore, his nephews.