Bassett, Mississippi County, Arkansas





Partial transcriptions submitted by

Darcy Lee Howard


July 31, 2004


The following transcriptions are for the family of Benjamin Franklin Lee.

This family connects with the Henry Sanford Portis family

and Henry Hines family.

They were also married into the Samuel Welch family.


HINES, Alice Virginia, born 26 AUG 1918, died 14 MAR 1919

Daughter of Henry I. & Estelle Lee Hines

HINES, Ben Henry, born 7 FEB 1913 died 20 MAR 1926

Son of Henry I. & Estelle Lee Hines

HINES, Winfield Scott, born 11 NOV 1916, died 6 JUL 1918

Son of Henry I. & Estelle Lee Hines

LEE, Alice, born 6 NOV 1856, died 11 AUG 1904

Second wife of B. F. Lee, mother of Estelle and Stanley Lee


LEE, Annie, born 22 OCT 1876, died 15 MAR 1919


LEE, B. F., born 1 APR 1850, died 4 JUN 1928

Father of Annie Mae, Franklin M, Hattie Louise,

W. Grover, Lewis Calvin, J. Thompson, Bettye Irene, 
Stanley G., and Estelle

LEE, Bettye Irene, born 10 DEC 1888, died 3 NOV 1905

Daughter of B. F. & E. Lee

LEE, Paralee Manchester, born 26 JAN 1892, died 2 APR 1920

Wife of Stanley G Lee


LEE, Lewis Calvin (L. C.), Sr., born 19 Feb 1883, died 24 Oct 1938

(unmarked grave next to W. G. Lee)

Married Ora Dell Welch of Evadale.

(Because of the situation during the Great Depression,

LC Lee was buried by his brother in Bassett,

instead of with other family members in Lepanto or Hot Springs.

A memorial marker is by his wife in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR)


LEE, W. G., born 12 NOV 1886, died __ 1908


PORTIS, Annie Louise, born 31 JAN 1908, died 9 APR 1911

Daughter of H. S. and A. L. Portis

PORTIS, Benjamin H, born 2 OCT 1901, died 6 OCT, 1902

Son of H. S. and A. L. Portis

PORTIS, Edna Mai, born 30 MAR 1913, died 27 JAN 1918

Daughter of H. S. and A. L. Portis

PORTIS, Henry S., born 7 DEC 1873, died 5 DEC 1943

Married to Annie Mae Lee




Added by Debbie Lunsford Yates


ASHLEY, Aline Rock, born 3 FEB 1940, died 27 OCT 2002

Daughter of Herman Rock and Ruby Lee Greenhaw

Jonesboro Sun - Jonesboro, Arkansas

Obituary Date: October 29, 2002

West Memphis ALINE ROCK ASHLEY, 62, of West Memphis died Sunday, Oct. 27, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She had worked as a file clerk for a processing center of Mid-Continent. Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Ashley of West Memphis; two sons, Charles A. Ashley of West Memphis and David Ashley of Memphis; a daughter, Pam Ashley of Memphis; five sisters, Hazel Harris of West Bartlett, Ill., Mary Wilson of Knox, Ind., Barbara McIntosh of Cadiz, Ky., JoAnn Wissmann of Huntsville, Ala., and Peggy Campbell of Simpsonville, S.C.; two brothers, Gene Rock of Mountain View and John Rock of Carpentersville, Ill.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Ann Wright; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Roller-Swift Funeral Home at Osceola, with the Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Bassett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.



HOOD, James Ellis, born 30 DEC 1947 at Joiner, AR, died 05 JAN 1948 at Memphis, TN

Infant son of Edgar Hood and Willie Mae Sample, both born Itawamba County, MS.

This child lived 6 days and died of umbilious hemorrhage and was buried Jan 7, 1948 at Bassett Cemetery

by the family. The informant on the death certificate was his father, Edgar Hood.

(Shelby County, TN death certificate)


PARKS, Mary Jean, born 21 OCT 1928 at Bassett, AR, died 25 FEB 1924 at Memphis, TN

Five year old daughter of J. A. Parks and Levada Carwyle, both born MS. She died of second degree burns on 2/3 of body surface, shock, and possible cerebral embolus from falling into a tub of hot water. She was buried at Bassett on Feb 26, 1934 by Swift & Co. of Osceola. The informant was Charlie Brown of Osceola.

(Shelby County, TN death certificate)








Deborah Lunsford Yates, 2000 2008

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