OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES

Donald H. “Don Bass” Welch, 70 of Jericho passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Mr. Welch was known by many as a professional wrestler.

He was the son of Lawrence and Bertha Welch who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Faulkner and Willa D. Blackwood of West Memphis; two brothers, Jimmie Welch of Tyronza and L. D. Welch of Jericho.

He was survived by his daughter, Misti Deskins; his god son, Chris Pierce; and a host of nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.

Dr. Chester Weir “C.W.”

Peeples, Jr. and Betty Collins Peeples

Dr. Chester Weir “C.W.” Peeples, Jr., 86, of West Memphis, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in West Memphis. Betty Collins Peeples, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

C.W. and Betty were members of First Presbyterian Church of West Memphis. Dr. Peeples received his medical degree from University of Tennessee School of Medicine, served as a Captain in the United States Medical Corps, and practiced Internal Medicine in West Memphis for over fifty years. He served on the West Memphis City Council for several years. Mrs. Peeples received a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), where C.W. and Betty met. Betty taught English at Snowden School in Memphis, subsequently dedicating her life to her family and community service. They were married for 62 years.

They are survived by four sons, Chester Weir “Chet” Peeples, III, of San Francisco, California, David Collins Peeples (Leslie), of West Memphis, John Taylor Peeples (Cheryl), of Trumansburg, New York and Guy Langley Peeples (Theresa), of Harrison. They had six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dr. Peeples is also survived by his step-brother, R.L. Simmons.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home and funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in West Memphis with burial following at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

For those wishing to make memorial donations in the name of C.W. and Betty Peeples, the family suggests support of First Presbyterian Church in West Memphis or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.co m

Donald H. Welch

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