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Evelyn Eaves, 93, of West Memphis, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. She was born on Aug.

3, 1924 in Lexington, Tennessee to William Elvis and Maude Manley Gurley.

Evelyn worked at Milan Arsenal during WWII then for Bell South before becoming a homemaker.

She was President of the American Legion Post 53 Women’s Auxiliary in 19621963 and a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Gurley; and her son Sydney Wayne Eaves.

She is survived by her two daughters, Vickie Held and Brenda Leach (Jimmy); a sister, Joann Davis; two grandsons, Jimmy Leach (Meredith) and Spence Held (Jenni); two granddaughters, Kelly Eaves and Melissa Eaves; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Eaves and Kaylin Eaves; and a daughterin- law, Becky Eaves.

A graveside service was held at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion on Saturday, Sept.

23, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Mrs. Elizabeth “Ann” (Brown) Weaver


Elizabeth “Ann” (Brown) Weaver, resident of Proctor, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept.

20, 2017, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 61. She was born in Forrest City on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1955, the daughter of Robert Manuel “Buddy” Brown and Kathryn Marie (Marchbanks) Brown.

Ann was a 1973 graduate of Forrest City High School, and was united in marriage with James “Ray” Weaver on July 12, 1976. Mrs. Weaver was the head checker at Gibson’s Discount Center in Forrest City for many years until it was demolished by a tornado in 1974. She went on to work as a sign language interpreter for the West Memphis School District, a due process clerk, and a teller and loan clerk for Cross County Bank. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Weaver was preceded in death by her parents, Buddy and Kathryn Brown.

She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ray Weaver of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Ann Trusler and husband, Gregory Wayne, of Drummonds, Tennessee and Allison Rae Parker and husband, Tracy Michael, of Turrell; four grandchildren, Justin Ray Trusler, Zachary Wayne Trusler, Haleigh Nicole Parker and Kassidy Rae Parker; a sister by heart, Gail Copeland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne, Arkansas. Interment followed in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Arkansas.

Evelyn Eaves

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