Richard Norris Cummins passed away at his home on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born January 29, 1936 in Paragould, Arkansas. He later in life met the love God sent him in June Cummins. The two were able to spend the next 61 years together before God called him home. Richard was an awesome father and grandfather. He served our God well through his lifelong devotion to the West Memphis First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and active member of the church Choir. Richard is survived by his loving wife June. He leaves behind one son, Richard Lance Cummins (Connie) of Chang Mai, Thailand; and one daughter, Cathy Lynn Cobbs (David) of Paragould. He will be deeply missed by six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren who he adored. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will take place Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the West Memphis First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will take place along with Military Honors following the service at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.
Arthur Ford, 69, of Marion, died Friday, April 27, 2018, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Ford of Marion; three daughters, Sheron L. Ford of West Memphis, Kimberly L. Ford of Marion and Kenya S. Mathis of Jeannette; two sons, James E. Ford of Marion and Rodney Ford of Bobo, Arkansas; five sisters, Queenester Williams of St. Louis, Missouri, Corine Brown of Dallas, Texas, Barbara Ford, Cassandra Ford and Cheryl Bonner of Memphis; two brothers, Willie James Ford of Chicago, Illinois and Samuel Ford of West Memphis; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Ford has been changed. It will be Friday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Chapel South instead of Northside Chapel. Services will be Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m., in Christ Tabernacle Church at Crawfordsville, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial in Paradise Garden Cemetery.
Richard Norris Cummins