CRITTENDEN CO, AR

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FROM  FRANK
Sellersgen@aol.com

 

Just found this  obituary from the Earle, AR "Enterprise," as compiled by

Debbie  Yates.

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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 

Benton. 

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

great-grandchild.

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.  

Frank

Falls Church, VA

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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

retirement.

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.

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