Francis Lee Goodwin


Personal and Family Information

Francis was born on 9 Oct 1920 in Lonoke County, Arkansas, the daughter of Smiley Thorton Goodwin and Essie Pearl Baldwin.

She died on 4 Mar 2013 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Cleo William Taylor, who she married on 11 Jul 1936 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. Their four known children were Cleo Duane (c1940-?), Rieta Jeanette (1946-1984), Charles Michael (c1938-?) and Wallace Jerome (1939-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Francis Lee Goodwin


Smiley Thorton Goodwin


West B. Goodwin


Frances M Vance


Essie Pearl Baldwin


Marion Francis Baldwin


Mordecai Maud Baldwin


Caroline Mary Woodruff


Parlee Shelton


Ira Ellis Shelton


Rachel A Taylor



Birth9 Oct 1920
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Death4 MAR 2013
Place: Pulaski County, Arkansas
BurialMAR 2013
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Address: Wattensaw Cemetery with husband Cleo findagrave 69751713




Note 1

Rieta Taylor Coker, age 37, of White Hall, Arkansas, was born June 29, 1946 and died March 7, 1984 in a one-car accident on Highway 365 North, outside of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services for Rieta are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville by Dr. Harvey Webb and Reverend Albert Pittman.

Burial will be in Rest Hills Cemetery in North Little Rock by Jacksonville Funeral Home.

She was an employee of Varco-Pruden Buildings. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by her 4 daughters: Toni, Teri, Tammy and Tonya; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Taylor of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and two brothers, Duane Taylor of Jacksonville, Texas and Charles Taylor of McGehee, Arkansas; and Jimmy Coker.

(from the Pine Bluff Commercial newspaper, March 18, 1984 and a phone conversation with her daughter Toni)

Contributor: Norma Curl (48284359) •

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Jimmy Dale Coker, age 71 of Redfield, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2019.

Born November 1, 1946 at Benton, AR, he was the son of the late J. A. Coker and Mildred Ruth Miller Coker. He was a graduate of Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, AR.

Jimmy was a master electrician, founding Coker Electric in 1985, which he's successfully operated until he retired December 31, 2017.

He was an honored member of the National Electrical Contractors Association for 29 year, formerly serving as Chapter Governor and President of the Arkansas Chapter. In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Electrical Contracting. He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Arkansas Apprenticeships Coordinating Steering Committee (AACSC) where he had served for many years. He also served as a trustee on the Little Rock NECA.IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) for many years.

He was the Chairman for the Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board, also serving on the planning committee.

Jimmy was an active member of Family Church from early after its inception. He served in many capacities, including as a deacon and member of the worship team.

He is survived by his wife, Kimala Felts Coker, whom he married on June 8, 1990; daughters Toni Coker Robinson (Robbie), Teri Coker Atkins (Mark) and Tammy Coker Hartsfield (Sean) all of White Hall and Tonya Coker Leach (Kevin) of Conway, and Chasty Neal (Mike White) of Little Rock; two sisters: Dottie Hughes (Howard) of Maumelle and Billie Treat (Mitchell) of Jacksonville; 14 grandchildren: Braden "Chris" Atkins, Kennedy Atkins, Layne Hartsfield, Laykin Hartsfield, Laycie Hartsfield, Lathen Hartsfield, Cameron Leach, Bella Leach, and Cade Leach; and three great-grandchildren: Karson Cooper, Gabe Blevins and Ava Mittermier.

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