Bartlett, Tenn. - Martha J. Hooker Sanders, 79, of Bartlett, TN, passed away early Wednesday morning July 18, 2018 at Ave Maria Home.

Born April 16, 1939, in Pine Bluff, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Retha Hooper Hooker. She was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School in 1957.

In 1964 she married Floyd R Sanders and they spent the next 48 years together until his passing in 2012.

Martha was a homemaker caring for her two sons and watching over a few other children until her sons were older. She then took a job with Shelby County Schools working at Bartlett High School in the cafeteria for 20 years. She was an active member of Ellendale United Methodist Church and The Gideons International Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd Sanders, three sisters Julie Hooker Cook, Retha Ann Hooker Commer and Frances Hooker Anderson; and two brothers John F Hooker Jr. and Charles D. Hooker.

She is survived by two sons Robert B Sanders and William G Sanders both of Bartlett, five grandchildren, Taylor Nichoalds, Hannah Sanders, Marlee Sanders, Abigail Sanders and Riley Sanders, one brother Benny F. Hooker of Birmingham and one sister Sally K. Baker of Grapevine, Ark.

Services were held Saturday July 21st at Ellendale United Methodist Church. Burial was at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 3700 N Germantown Parkway.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Ellendale United Methodist Church, 7205 Centralia Road, Bartlett TN 38135.

Charles Tidwell

Sheridan - Charles F. Tidwell, 82, of Sheridan, Arkansas died Sunday.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy Tidwell; brothers, Thomas Tidwell, Henry Tidwell; sisters, Helen Westerfield, Rosa Mae Weatherford, and Linda Kelley; step-children, Margaret Case, Cathy Rieve, Lona Ackerman, Edna Wallace; 11 step grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren, 1 step great great grandchild.

Graveside: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Fitzhugh Cemetery, Pine Bluff.

Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Sheridan (870) 942-1306.

Arthur Marchbanks, III

Fort Smith - Mr. Arthur Marchbanks, III, 65 of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away July 29, 2018. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.