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HARRIS, JACKSON, HASLIP Families obits

Don,

Here is the copy of the  two obits that I got out of my Granny Jackson's old scrapbook.  My Granny was born and raised there in Franklin County Arkansas at Wataula and Mountain Top.  She was married there her family home on 11-09-23.  Her parents were John C. Caire' and Sarah Ellen (Bolin) Caire.  His parents were Joseph & Rebecca Emaline (Belt) Caire'.  he was born in Paris, France and she was born and raised in Franklin County AR also.  What is the website that I can go to look at the Belt index that you were speaking of?  I do have pictures of tombstones of our relatives there and would like to share them too with others that are seaching for their family roots also.  Just let me know what I can do.   Thanks so much...........Virginia

SURNAMES: HAISLIP, GRAVES, PERDUE, DICKERSON, BELT

SURNAMES IN OBIT: BELL, DYER, SKATES, ADAMS, NICHOLS

 


 


Obituaries, Times Record, Fort Smith, AR, Monday,
December 30, 1996

Margaret Misee: Charleston - Margaret Harris Misee,
88, of Charleston died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996 in her
home. A member of the Hosanah Freewill Baptist Church,
she lived at Midtown Apartments in Fort Smith for 17
years. She was the widow of Hugh "Bill" Misee.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary
Chapel in Charleston with burial at Morris Cemetery in
Bloomer under the direction of Smith Mortuary of
Charleston.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Shotzman of
Charleston, a sister, Nellie Griffith of Charleston; a
brother, John C. Harris of Charleston; six
grandchildren, Wesley, Steve, Kelly, Kevin, and Don
Shotzman and Debbie Rhodes; and 12
great-grandchildren;
Pallbearers will be Wesley, Steve, Kelly, Kevin, and
Don Spotzman and Lewis Griffith. The family will visit
with friends tonight at Smith Mortuary Chapel from 7
to 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort
Smith Hospice of Hosanah Freewill Baptist Church.
 


Hi Gabbie,
I hope I'm not leading you on the wrong path here.  After more research today I may have the last name wrong.  My ggrandmother was Minnie Belle WALKER STATON and she was born in Franklin County, in or near Vesta, AR on 15 Oct 1879 and died 16 May of 1938 in Vesta.  Married T.F. (Thomas) Staton 23 Dec 1897.  They are both buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  On her death certificate the maiden name for her Mom was very hard to read and I wasn't sure if it said BEARD, BEENE, BEAN or BEAR.  First name Rosa.  Father was Charles WALKER.  That is as much proof in documents that I have.  From what I have gathered through census documents and guessing is the father and mother of Charles is James and Sarah from AL and TN. 
Now I am thinking it was BEENE and not BEARD.  I can go further into what I have but it may not be what your needing.  If anything sounds good to you let me know and I will give you all I have but I have a feeling I am leading you astray.  As we are both looking at the same County and time frame I will let you know if I see anything with the BEARD surname.  Have you tried the newspaper from Ozark?  I think it is called the Spectator.  They are online.


Friday, July 11,1930
The Spectator, Ozark, Arkansas
Mrs. J. M. MALONE dead
Mrs. Mattie Jones Malone, age 65, died at her home on
West Market street Thursday.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church
this afternoon, her pastor, Rev. P.S. Rogers, in
charge.Burial was in the Highland cemetery.
Mrs. Malone was born in Seiver county,Arkansas,Jan.
4,1865.She came to this county in 1869, grew up and
married J.M.Malone.When a young woman, she was
converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church, to
which she was ever loyal.She made her home in Ozark
for the last three years.
She is survived by her husband and three children:Mrs.
H. Mason of Oklahoma City;Mr. W. L. Malone of
Seminole; and Mrs. J.M.Hopper of Ozark.


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005
Powell C. Wootten   Funeral service for Powell C. Wootten, 80, father of C.C. Wooten of Ozark, was held Saturday at the Ione Baptist Church.  Burial was at the Carolan cemetery with Masonic rites.  Mr. Wootten died at a Ft. Smith hospital Thursday night.   Besides the son, Mr. Wootten is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Moore and Miss Betty Wooten of Ione and Mrs. J.R. Bush of Fontana, Calif.; and four grandchildren.   He was a retired farmer.   Carolan Cemetery Hwy 23 South of Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas   Powell C. Wooten October 18, 1874 August 11, 1955    


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 5, 9, 1955
Reprinted: August 10, 2005
Ralph Nichols

Ralph Nichols, 34, native of Alix, died unexpectedly of a heart attack
Monday evening at his home in Los Angeles, Calif.

A veteran of World War 11, during which he served in the European theater
with an infantry division, Mr. Nichols had lived in California since 1948.
he was born in Alix May 31, 1921, and was a member of the Nazarene church.

Survivors include his father, Frank Nichols of Los Angeles; four brothers,
Jack and Paul Nichols of Alix, bill of Los Angeles and Jim of Covina,
Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. Agnes McDonald, Miss Marie Nichols and Mrs.
Louise Pesterfield, all of Los Angeles, and Reba Wall of Coal Hill.

Mr. Nichols, who was a member of the 91st Division, was awarded the Bronze
Star.  The funeral service will be held in Alix Saturday or Sunday, and
burial will be in Nichols Chapel cemetery.

Nichols Chapel Cemetery

Ralph E. Nichols
1921 - 1955
Foot marker
Ark PFC 363 Inf Regt
WW11  BSM & OLG
May 31, 1921
Aug 1., 1955
 


Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005 Idus Beneux   Funeral service for Idus Beneux, 73, will be held at Lone Elm this afternoon at 2 p.m., and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.  Greers of Ozark will direct.   Mr. Beneux, who was born near Mulberry Sept. 26, 1881, died Sunday at a Benton Hospital after a long illness.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bethel Morrel of Route 1, Mulberry, Mrs. Ester Renfro of Route 2, Mulberry, and Mrs. Ocie Bowles of Avenal, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Odie Tucker of Route 1, Mulberry, and Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Glendora, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Rankin Cemetery Row 7   Sarah Beneux April 25, 1884 March 16, 1947   Idus Beneux September 26, 1881 August 14, 1955


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005
Idus Beneux   Funeral service for Idus Beneux, 73, will be held at Lone Elm this afternoon at 2 p.m., and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.  Greers of Ozark will direct.   Mr. Beneux, who was born near Mulberry Sept. 26, 1881, died Sunday at a Benton Hospital after a long illness.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bethel Morrel of Route 1, Mulberry, Mrs. Ester Renfro of Route 2, Mulberry, and Mrs. Ocie Bowles of Avenal, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Odie Tucker of Route 1, Mulberry, and Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Glendora, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Rankin Cemetery Row 7   Sarah Beneux April 25, 1884 March 16, 1947   Idus Beneux September 26, 1881 August 14, 1955

 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005
Idus Beneux   Funeral service for Idus Beneux, 73, will be held at Lone Elm this afternoon at 2 p.m., and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.  Greers of Ozark will direct.   Mr. Beneux, who was born near Mulberry Sept. 26, 1881, died Sunday at a Benton Hospital after a long illness.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bethel Morrel of Route 1, Mulberry, Mrs. Ester Renfro of Route 2, Mulberry, and Mrs. Ocie Bowles of Avenal, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Odie Tucker of Route 1, Mulberry, and Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Glendora, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Rankin Cemetery Row 7   Sarah Beneux April 25, 1884 March 16, 1947   Idus Beneux September 26, 1881 August 14, 1955

 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 5, 9, 1955
Reprinted: August 10, 2005
Howard G. Clark   Funeral service for Howard G. Clark, 24, who died  July 30 at Pittsburg, Calif., was held Saturday at 2 p.m at Harmon cemetery.  Rev. Roy Lancaster officiated, and Greers directed.   Harmon Cemetery Row 6   Howard Clark Aug. 18, 1930 July 30, 1955


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005
Henry Francis Showalter   Henry Francis Showalter, 83, died at his home in Mulberry Wednesday after a long period of failing health.   He had been a resident of Mulberry about four years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.   Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Hoxie of Route 2, Mulberry; two sons, Ernest of Route 2 Mulberry, and O.A. Showalter of Boise City, Okla.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   Funeral arrangements will be announced.  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 12, 16, 1955
Reprinted: August 17, 2005
Henry Francis Showalter   Henry Francis Showalter, 83, died at his home in Mulberry Wednesday after a long period of failing health.   He had been a resident of Mulberry about four years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.   Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Hoxie of Route 2, Mulberry; two sons, Ernest of Route 2 Mulberry, and O.A. Showalter of Boise City, Okla.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   Funeral arrangements will be announced.


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: August 8, 9, 2005
Reprinted: August 10, 2005
Francis Atha   The body of Francis Atha, 52, who was killed in a timber accident Monday, was taken to Moore's funeral home in Fayetteville Tuesday, for funeral and burial rites at Asher cemetery, near Elkins, Wednesday.

 


 

Obituaries

*****

Ewell Pyron, 97, of Ozark died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Houston, Texas. He was a retired employee of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative and a member of First United Methodist Church in Ozark; Ozark Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite 32nd degree of the Fort Smith Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Castleberry Pyron. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. Burial will be under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

*****

Raymond "Ray" Primm, 72, of Russellville died unexpectedly Friday, March 24, 2006, at his home, following illnesses of several years. Born in Alix, he served in two branches of the United States military. He enlisted in the Army at age 16 and served in Korea from November 1950 to June 1951 as part of the 7th Infantry Division, X Corp, 8th Army. A combat infantryman, he fought in the battles of Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Killer, Chinese Spring Offensive, the Hwachon Reservoir campaign and the Battle of Chosin reservoir, where 7,000 U.S. soldiers and marines were surrounded by and battled with an onslaught of 120,000 Chinese soldiers. Ray earned several medals and citations for courage under fire and for physical disabilities incurred in battle. At the time of his death, he was an avid member of "The Chosin Few," an organization of the survivors of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Local survivors include a brother, Gerald (Jerry) Primm of Mulberry. A rosary service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Russellville. A Celebration of Raymond's Life will be held the following Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., also at St. John's' Catholic Church in Russellville, All friends are invited. The body was cremated under the direction of Shinn Funeral Services and the cremains will be inurned at a later date, with military honors, in the columbarium Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial scholarship fund established in his name at Arkansas Tech University College of Engineering. Donations should be sent to The ATU Memorial Fund for Ray Primm, P.O. Box 8820, Russellville, AR 72801.

*****

Boots Runions, 76, of Sallisaw, Okla., died Friday, March 24, 2006, at a Fort Smith hospital. She was co-owner and operator of Garrison Grocery at Kibler. During her lifetime, she modeled in Florida and directed variety shows for the USO in Florida. Formerly of Van Buren, she moved to Sallisaw in 1993 and owned a beauty shop. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sallisaw. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Ozark, beside the graves of her husband, Charles, and her son, Chuck.

*****

Santel Montel Spann, 18, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Russellville. His fiancée, Dionne Rodriguez, is of Ozark. Santel was a graduate of Lakeside High School and attended Arkansas Technical University in Russellville where he majored in Health Information Management. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, Lake Village. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

*****
John Jefferson Blanscet, 91, of Adams, Neb., died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. Born in Altus, he moved to Kansas as a young boy to make his home with his uncle and aunt, John and Nora Wells, and family. He attended Kansas Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan., and taught school in Wilson County, Kan., before turning to farming full-time. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at the Buffalo Methodist Church, in Chanute, Kans., with burial at High Prairie Cemetery.

*****

Debra Rae Jordan, 49, of Mulberry died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at an area hospital. She was a 1975 graduate of Paris High School, an employee of USA Truck and a former employee of Answer Fort Smith. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma, with burial at New Cemetery in Mulberry.

*****
Pauline Cox, 98, of Hindsville died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Northwest Medical Center of Washington County in Springdale. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hindsville. She was the widow of Paul Edward Cox, who died on June 15, 1982. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Brashears Funeral  Home Chapel, Huntsville. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Ozark.

*****

Charles Ray Broomfield, 65, of Barling died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. He was a laborer in the concrete industry. Local survivors include a daughter, Deborah Robinson of Coal Hill, and a son, Charles Travis Broomfield of Ozark. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville, with burial at Coal Hill Cemetery.

*****

LeRoy L. Clift, 54, of Ozark died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Ozark. He was a self-employed business administrator. The body was cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. No services were held.

*****

Jewell L.  Hendrix, 91, of Charleston died Friday, March 24, 2006, in Fort Smith. Born at Cass, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hendrix, and a son, Harold Garland. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Garland Cemetery in Stigler, Okla.

*****
Stella Mae Logan, 86, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Charleston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Henry Logan. Funeral services were Saturday at Roller Funeral Home in Paris, with burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Paris.

*****

Herman Haynes, 90, of Charleston died Friday, March 24, 2006, in Charleston. He was a farmer and retired Civil Service employee and a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston and Masonic Lodge No. 155 of Charleston. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Verna Metcalf, on Aug. 21, 2005. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston. Burial was at Garden of Memories in Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 297, Charleston, AR 72933.

*****

Virginia Ann "Ginger" Forst, 46, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Paris, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Paris. Local survivors include sisters, Donna Earl of Branch and Lorrie Forst of Ozark, and a brother, Steve Forst of Ratcliff. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Roller Chapel in Paris. Mass will be recited Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paris, with burial at St. Jude's Cemetery.

*****


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: July 29 and August 2, 1955
Printed: August 3, 2005
Francis Atha   Francis Atha, 52, timber-worker who lived in the Jethro area, was killed instantly Monday in a timber accident near White Rock tower.   The tragedy occurred when Mr. Atha was using a power saw to cut down a white oak tree in a canyon about two miles west and south from White Oak tower.  The tree was located near a cliff, and working about 200 yards away were John Owens; the assistant foreman, J.A. Williams, and Norman Haught, 13 years old step-son of Mr. Atha, who was working as the water boy.   The nearby workers heard the tree fall and about 10 minutes later the boy walked to the edge of the cliff and saw his step-fathers body.   Timber workers carried the body 250 years to a timber road, where it was placed on a 6 wheel truck for another half mile to the ambulance.  From there, a jeep had to pull the ambulance for two miles to the regular road.   Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greers.  Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Edna Atha; and three step-children, Norman, and Wanda, 7 and Shirley, 10.


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: July 29 and August 2, 1955
Printed: August 3, 2005
Elizabeth Blanscet Kilgore (correct name was Frances Isabelle "Belle")   Elizabeth Blanscet Kilgore, 88 native of Mt. Bethel community in east Franklin County, died at the Clarksville hospital Monday.   Burial will be in the Blanscet cemetery.  Survivors include one foster daughter, Mrs. Huey Pledger of Coal Hill, with who Mrs. Kilgore had been making her home.   Note: The correct name should have stated: Frances Isabelle Blanscet Kilgore.  She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Anne (Kilgore) Blanscet.   Frances went by Fannie and Belle.  Belle's husband was John E. Kilgore (a distant cousin)   Blanscet Cemetery   J.E. Kilgore (John) 1867 - 1932   Belle (Blanscet) Kilgore Aug 17, 1871 Aug 1, 1955


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: July 29 and August 2, 1955
printed: August 3, 2005
Jacob Lee Conley   Funeral service for Jacob Lee Conley, 71, who died at the home of his son, Herman, Friday, was held at Enon Primitive Baptist church Saturday.  Burial was in the Turner cemetery near Cass.   Mr. Conley was born in Madison County March 16, 1878, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and the Masonic lodge.   Survivors include his wife; two step-sons, S.T. Anderson of El Dorado, Mo., and Robert C. Anderson of Langley, Okla.; two foster children, Mrs. Roslee Lunsford of Fayetteville and Chaplin R.A. Brickey of U.S. Air Force base at Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.   Childers Cemetery   Jacob Lee Conley March 3, 1878 July 29, 1950 NOTE: headstone has 1950, obituary printed 1955   Rosa Lee Anderson Conley Dec 21, 1866 Sept 14, 1960


Mr. J.F. Pruett Dead

Mr. Pruett died at the home with his daughter-in-law,
Mrs.Sam Pruett, at Denning Saturday at 8AM, after an
illness of several months.
Funeralservices were held Monday conducted by Rev.
T.L. Dickerson.Burial was in the Liberty cemetery
beside his wife.The final service3 was in charge of
the Masonic Order.
 Having spent his life in Franklin county,it was with
genuine regret that the news was recieved by his many
friends.He was a quiet unassuming man and possessed
many admirable qualities.In his passing, the county
has lost a good , substantial citizen
Spectator, Ozark,Arkansas Tuesday, July 11,1930

 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: July 29 and August 2, 1955
printed: August 3, 2005
Howard C. Clark   Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Howard C. Clark, 24, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nichols, who died Saturday at a Pittsburg, Calif., hospital.   Mr. Clark, who had lived in California about two years, was injured in an accident at a service station where he worked about six months ago.   A native of this county, he is survived by his wife the former Miss Ellen Nichols, and two brothers, Louis and Harold, both of whom are stationed in California.  Lewis is with the Navy and Harold with the Army.   Tim Hall of White Rock is his step-father.   Harmon Cemetery   Howard Clark Aug 18, 1930 July 30, 1955    


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 75 Years Ago
Date: August 1 and  8, 1930
Reprinted: August 3, 2005

Mary Jane Hardcastle

Mary Hardcastle
Funeral services of Mrs. Mary Hardcastle, who died at the home of her son,
Jim Hardcastle, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, were held at the Gar Creek
Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T.L. Dickerson.  She is
survived by seven grandchildren.

Gar Creek Cemetery

Thomas J. Hardcastle
Jan 1, 1849
May 24, 1886

Mary Jane
w/o T.J. Hardcastle
June 18, 1846
July 30, 1930
 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 75 Years Ago
Date: August 1 and  8, 1930
Reprinted: August 3, 2005

Mary Jane Hardcastle

Mary Hardcastle
Funeral services of Mrs. Mary Hardcastle, who died at the home of her son,
Jim Hardcastle, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, were held at the Gar Creek
Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T.L. Dickerson.  She is
survived by seven grandchildren.

Gar Creek Cemetery

Thomas J. Hardcastle
Jan 1, 1849
May 24, 1886

Mary Jane
w/o T.J. Hardcastle
June 18, 1846
July 30, 1930
 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: October 20 and 23, 1953
Printed: October 22, 2003
Elizabeth Nichols Bernard   Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols Bernard, who died at her home in Low Gap community Monday, will be held today at Belt cemetery.   Mrs. Bernard was born in Newton county Nov. 2, 1873, and had lived at Low Gap more than 20 years.   Survivors include her husband, T.A. Bernard; a son, Arch Bernard of Star route 2; four daughters, Mrs. Ida Hood of Fairview, Okla., Mrs. Ollie Doss and Mrs. Clyde Hood, both of Watalula, and Mrs. Beulah Belt of Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Belt of Van Buren; and five grandchildren.  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas
Newspaper: The Spectator
Printed: 50 Years Ago
Date: July 29 and August 2, 1930
Reprinted: August 3, 2005
Emma Stone Smith   Funeral service for Mrs. Emma Stone Smith, 82, who died at the home of her son, Ernest, of Corinth community, was held at the Webb City Baptist church Saturday.  burial was in Morgan Hill cemetery.   Mrs. Smith, who was born Aug. 5, 1873, in Fulton County, lived in this county for the past 11 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  Her death occurred Friday.   Besides her son, Ernest, she is survived by two other sons, Otis, also of Star Route 3, and Earl of Grand Prairie, Tex., three daughters, Mrs. Mae Robertson of Kansas, Mrs. Vera Massy of Charleston and Mrs.. Ola Sossamon of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Mansker of Dallas, Tex.; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.   Note: No headstone listed for Mrs. Smith in the Morgan Hill Cemetery. 


Mrs. Jackie Hirler, 18, who died at a Wichita, Kans., hospital Friday, was held at the Altus Methodist church Monday, and burial was in Hess cemetery.

 Mrs. Hirtler, the former Miss Zetta Sanford, is survived by her husband; and infant daughter, Sharon Ruth; the parents, Alva Sanford of Ozark and Mrs. Cordia Sanford of Altus; two brothers, Eugene Stanford of Antioch, Calif., and Jerry Sanford of Altus; and five sisters, Mrs. Verline Sharp of Ela, Colo., Mrs. Mildred Dunmire of Altus, Mrs. Norma Neissl and Mrs. Dorothy Neissl, both of Charleston, and Thelma of the home.

 

Hess Cemetery

North of Coal Hill, Johnson County, Arkansas
 

Zeta Ruth Hirtler            

1937 - 1955                

w/o Jackie Hirtler;

d/o Mr & Mrs AC Sanford

Hirtler baby daughter  

d/o Zeta Ruth
 
NOTE: Several other Hirtler's are buried in this cemetery.
 


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: July 22 & 26, 1955

Reprinted: July 27, 2005

James T. Wade 

Funeral service for James T. Wade, 67, Mulberry citizen, was held at Mulberry Main Street Baptist church Sunday.  Burial was in the Height cemetery.

 

Mr. Wade died in the Van Buren hospital Saturday.

 

Hight Cemetery

(near Mulberry, Arkansas)

 

James Theo Wade

June 16, 1889

July 23, 1955  


Don,  

The man below emailed me and is wanting a correction on a obit that is posted.  Is there any way you can change this?  See obituary below.

It should say: Sally Leverett Jones

Obit had: Sally Laverette Jones

Sorry for the trouble.  Doing genealogy, we know how the spelling of a name can change every thing.

Thank you,

Pat Dill

Patricia (Blanscet) Dill
7011 Johnson Road
Huntington, Arkansas 72940
patdill@ipa.net
 

Pat- I saw this listing below on your web site. Thank you for listing it.  Sally Leverett Jones was my great grandmother's younger sister ( my grandmother's name was Minnie Leverett Brookey). I actually met Sally when she was a very old lady. She died in the late 70s and is buried in Alex by Howard- near her parents Joseph and Arizona Leverett. Could you please correct the spelling of her last name to Leverett. Thank you- Rob Brookey Tulsa, OK

Committal service for Howard JONES former Ozark
business man, will be conducted at Houston Cemetery at
Alix today at 3 P.M. (Oct. 1953)
  Mr Jones who operated a meat market in Ozark in the
1920's, died at his home in Okmulgee, OK., Saturday
night.
  Survivors include his wife, Sally Laverette JONES; a
son, Bill JONES of Muskogee; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Hudson JONES of Ozark is a nephew.
 


 

Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: July 5-8-12, 1955

Reprinted: July 13, 2005

Harman L. Cagle  1891- 1955

Harman L. Cagle, 64, was found dead of a heart ailment at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lula Fay McKinney, at her home in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning.  He was on a visit at the time.  The body will arrive here this morning, but the funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Cagle, who was born in Texas March 10, 1891, is survived by his wife; three sons, Luther and Thurman of Ozark and Ed of Eldon, Mo.; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Burcham of Tulsa, Mrs. Delpha may McKinney of Ozark, Miss Betty Ruth of the home and Mrs. Lula McKinney; four brothers, Truman and Arnold of Ozark, Marion of Cecil and Charley of West Fork; one sister, Mrs. Sam Doss of Ozark.

Belt Cemetery

Eva (Nichols) Cagle

Feb 23, 1901

Aug 17, 1991

Harmon L. Cagle

Mar 10, 1891

July 5, 1955

at foot:

Ark Pvt Co C Cen Inf Off Tng Sch  WW1  


 

Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: July 5-8-12, 1955

Reprinted: July 13, 2005

Harman L. Cagle  1891- 1955  

Harman L. Cagle, 64, was found dead of a heart ailment at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lula Fay McKinney, at her home in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning.  He was on a visit at the time.  The body will arrive here this morning, but the funeral arrangements are incomplete.  

Mr. Cagle, who was born in Texas March 10, 1891, is survived by his wife; three sons, Luther and Thurman of Ozark and Ed of Eldon, Mo.; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Burcham of Tulsa, Mrs. Delpha may McKinney of Ozark, Miss Betty Ruth of the home and Mrs. Lula McKinney; four brothers, Truman and Arnold of Ozark, Marion of Cecil and Charley of West Fork; one sister, Mrs. Sam Doss of Ozark.  

Belt Cemetery  

Eva (Nichols) Cagle

Feb 23, 1901

Aug 17, 1991  

Harmon L. Cagle

Mar 10, 1891

July 5, 1955

at foot:

Ark Pvt Co C Cen Inf Off Tng Sch  WW1

Hughes Marcum, age 75, died at his home at Cass Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock following an attack of double pneumonia.  Many of his friends attribute his lack of resistance to serious injuries received when he was attacked by an infuriated deer a year or so ago.

Mr. Marcum professed faith in Christ at 25 and joined the Church to which he remained faithful until death.  He was an active member of the Masonic Order, and the position he occupied was proclaimed by the homage paid him in death by that order.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.L. Dickerson, Monday.  The Masons had charge of the service.

He is survived by 4 children, James of Combs, Thomas, W. L. and Alfred of Cass.  

Cass Cemetery  

Father

Hughes Marcum

Nov. 28, 1854

June 30, 1930  

Mother

Lutisha Marcum

May 17, 1858

Dec. 4, 1939  

Alfred Marcum

Feb. 11, 1892

Oct. 23, 1953

Ark Pvt 327 Inf  WW1  

Tom Marcum

1883 - 1961  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Funeral service for Jefferson Warner Inman, 83, was held at Morgan Hill, Sunday at 3 p.m., and Greers directed.  

Mr. Inman, who was born June 20, 1872, in Arkansas, died Sunday at 7:45 a.m., at Turner hospital.  He had lived in this county about 30 years.  

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frank Lowery and Mrs. Guy Starling, both of Delight; a brother, William of Star Route 3; and a sister, whose name and address were not available.  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: June 21-25, 1955

Reprinted: June 29, 2005

Lester Greer  1887 - 1955  

Lester Greer, native of Franklin County, died Friday in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage Thursday night.

Mr. Greer, who was about 68 years of age, resided in Orange, Calif., at the time of his death.  His wife was Miss Atoka Richardson, also of Ozark, and other survivors include a daughter Elizabeth.

Mr. Greer was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sill Greer, former Ozarkians, who also spent their last years in California.  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: July 15-19, 1955

Reprinted: July 20, 2005

Mrs. Georgia (Crawford) Barham

Mrs. Georgia (Crawford) Barham, 55, native of Altus, died unexpectedly at her home in Kilgore, Tex., Monday, according to the information received by her uncle, Jeff Edwards of Altus.

 Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs.. George Crawford.  


Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Newspaper: The Spectator

Printed: 50 Years Ago

Date: June 14-17, 1955

Reprinted: June 22, 2005

Mrs. Joseph Eli Corley (Dildena B. Corley)

Mrs. Joseph Eli Corley, who died at her home at Denning Wednesday afternoon after a long illness, will be held this afternoon at the Paint Rock cemetery near Paris.

 Burial will be beside the grave of her husband, who also died after a long illness, Jan. 4 of this year.

 A native of Logan County, Mrs. Corley had lived in this county 12 years.  Survivors include one son, Ira Corley, who is Franklin County treasurer; and one daughter, Mrs. Viola Stewart of Paris.  


Arkansas Marriage:

Name:

 

  J. E. Corley

Marriage Date:

 

19 Oct 1895

Spouse:

 

Dildena Pinicks

County:

 

Logan

State:

 

Arkansas
 


Paint Rock Cemetery


Paint Rock Cemetery is located between Paris and Magazine, Logan County,
Arkansas.

 

Corley, Dildena B.

Born: 1877

Died: 1955
NOTE: Obituary states that Mrs. Corley died on Wednesday so the date should be the 15th.

 

Corley, Joseph E.

Born: 1873

Died: 1955  

NOTE: Mrs. Corley's obituary stated he died January 4, 1955

 

Corley, Ira E.

Born: November 7, 1897

Died: December 12, 1975
 

NOTE for Ira Corley:

World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name:

 

Ira Elzey Corley

City:

 

Not Stated

County:

 

Logan

State:

 

Arkansas

Birth Date:

 

7 Nov 1897

Race:

 

White

Roll:

 

1530474

DraftBoard:

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Ira Corley

Spouse:

 

Corley, Irene Friar

Parents:

 

E Penicks Joseph ,     Dildena

Birth Place:

 

Logan Co, AR

Birth Date:

 

7 November 1897

Death Date:

 

13 December 1975

 

Champ Patrick, 56, native of Jethro, died may 26 at Fort Dodge, Kans., and commital service was held there May 31 with military rites, according to information received by friends here.

Mr. Patrick, who was born Aug. 8, 1899 was a veteran of World War 1.  he had the misfortune of losing both legs in a car and train collision in 1938 and had been confined to a wheel chair since that date.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Freeman of Los Angeles, Calif., and a son, Oscar L. Patrick of Manhattan Beach, Calif., both of whom attended the funeral.

 


 

Charles Wesley Huckeby, 51, whose tragic death occurred Saturday will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., at the Alix Nazarene church.  Burial here will be in charge of the Greer funeral home.

 

Mr. Huckeby, widely-known east Franklin county farmer, was burned to death about 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in heat so intense that his body was charred beyond recognition.  The tragedy occurred while he was plowing soybeans with his tractor on land south of Alix.

 

Jack Whitsell, 20 of Watalula, who was hoeing the beans at a distance of 160 yards from Mr. Huckeby, heard his screams and then saw smoke from the tractor.  he ran toward him, and meanwhile Mr. Huckeby had raced 60 feet to a spot where water had been standing but had dried into muck.  When young Whitsell reached him, his body was a torch, with flames leaping 10 to 12 feet high.  The path of his flight was also marked by the singed leaves of bushes as high as 10 feet, visitors to the death-place stated.

 

Whitsell raced about a mile to the home of Mib Young, and Mr. Young and J.J. Young ran to the body.  The boy then ran to the Huckeby home and he and one of the Huckeby sons notified Wallace Key who called local officers.

 

Sheriff Robert E. Pritchard stated that evidence indicated the explosion was caused by the igniting of gasoline in a gallon can Mr. Huckeby carried on the tractor with him.  The tractor blaze, itself, appeared to have originated in the carburetor, since both fuel tank camps remained place.  The heat was so intense, however, that even the tires burned from the machine. 

 

Speculation was that Mr. Huckeby, who was said to have only recently started smoking cigarettes, may have accidentally ignited the gasoline in the gallon can.

 

A native of Oklahoma, he was born Jan.11, 1904, but spent most of his life in this county.  He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

 

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Alta M. Brumlett of Kansas City, Mo., and Effie and Sallie of the home; five sons, Robert H. of Harbor, Ore., Thomas E. of Long Beach, Calif., James F. of Kansas City, Mo., and Charles and Johnny of the home; one sister, Mrs. R.M. Young of Ozark, Route 1; and one grandchild.

 

NOTE:

No headstone is listed for Charles Wesley Huckeby

Wife's name is listed in 1930 census as Julia

 

1930 Census

Franklin County, Arkansas

Hogan twp

Denning town

April 7, 1930

ED 24  SD 1  Sheet 2B 

#38/41

Huckeby, Charles W.     h  m  w  26        m  22  OK  TX  TX

                             Julia     w   f   w   20       m  17  OK  AR  OK

                          Robert      s  m  w  2 5/12  s           AR  OK  OK

                      Alta Mae     d   f    w  6/12     s           AR  OK  OK  


Below is a son of Charles Wesley and Julia Huckeby:

Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas

Newspaper: Southwest Times Record

Printed: March 16, 2005)

Robert Hayden Huckeby


Robert Hayden Huckeby, 77, of Van Buren died Monday, March 14, 2005, in a local nursing home. He was a retired employee of Ward Furniture Co., a Navy veteran of World War II, and a Protestant.


The body will be cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Burial will be at a later date.


He is survived by five sisters, Mary Harris of Kansas City, Mo., Effie Dennwiddie and Sally Price, both of Van Buren, Alta Dummitt and Helen Henry, both of Independence, Mo.; and two brothers, Tom Huckeby of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Charles Huckeby of Van Buren.
 


Robert McKinney Lessley

 

B. Aug 23, 1896 Franklin County, AR. -  D:  April 9, 1974 Franklin County, AR

 

ROBERT LESSLEY

 

OZARK - Robert M. Lessley, 77 of Ozark, Mayor from 1959 to 1964, died Tuesday.

 

Mr. Lessley was a retired mail carrier and was secretary-treasurer of Franklin County Democratic Committee.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marie Johnson Lessley: three sons, Edgar Lessley of Ozark, Robert Lessley Jr. of Fort Smith and Bill Lessley of Maryland; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Della Fay Evans of Missouri and Mrs. Cornea Bearden of Ozark: a sister Mrs. Pearl Neighbors of Gravelly (Yell County); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery by Greer Funeral Home. 


I recently ordered this obituary; Eliza was my great-great-grandmother.

Obituary of Eliza Jane Bates Turner
Taken from The Arkansas Methodist of October 30th, 1889.

TURNER—Eliza Jane Turner, nee Bates, was born in Summerset, Pulaski county, Ky, March 13, 1815. She professed religion in early life, and at once attached herself to this Church.
She was married to Moses. S. Turner in Warren county, Tenn., in the year 1833. She moved with her husband to Floyd count, Ga., and thence to Arkansas in 1871. She and her husband at once united with the Church, South, at Oak Grove, Franklin county, Ark.
She died in great peace and in full triumph of the Christian faith, at her home near White Oak Station, Franklin county, Ark., August 10, 1889. She was the mother of twelve children. Four of these preceded her to the Better Land. Eight are still living—four boys and four girls. Six of these belong to the M.E.Church, South. One boy, Alexander, still irreligious, another, Clay, a professor of religion, but has never joined any Church. Her aged husband, Uncle Moses, now far advanced in life—feeble and leaning on his staff full of faith and religious zeal, is patiently waiting the summons of his blessed Lord to be transferred to the “Home of the Soul.” The writer talked with Sister Turner often on the subject of religion—this was her favorite theme. She certainly enjoyed religion and loved the House of God, but for some years previous to her death she was very feeble and not able to attend Church. As she advanced in life, she grew stronger in faith. She was a great sufferer for several weeks before God took her, but she bore her afflictions with great patience and resignation. She was an affectionate wife, devoted mother, kind neighbor, true friend and happy Christian. She talked and sang, prayed and called her children around her and exhorted them to meet her in Heaven. She folded her arms, closed her eyes on all earthly objects, crossed over at the “Old Pilgrim’s Ford,” entered the pearly gates of the City of our God and greeted the loved ones already there, joined in the anthems of the redeemed, to live with God and angels forever. God bless the sorrowing ones.
Ozark, Ark. W. H. Metheny
 

 


From: Bri4Bri@aol.com

To: donkelly@grovenet.net

Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 3:07 AM

Subject: John Jarvis Parker

Hi,

John Jarvis Parker is my ggg grandfather,  do you know whoever posted his obit and how I can contact them?  Are they/you also related to him?

Also, This Obit came from the book of Williard White, author of the book Ellenwood & Wharton and Related Families,  the part at the bottom of JJ Parker's obit, Mrs. S.L. Daniels estimable woman, she is NOT the one that wrote this OBIT, that is the title of HER Obit. that begins next in Mr. White's book, so you may want to delete that.... It makes it seem like she wrote it.  I have a copy of her Obit as well.

Thank you in advance for your work and help. If you are anyone is related to this family, please have them email me.

cheers and peace,

Brian W. Williams
New Orleans


Robert McKinney Lessley

 B. Aug 23, 1896 Franklin County, AR. -  D:  April 9, 1974 Franklin County, AR

  ROBERT LESSLEY

 

OZARK - Robert M. Lessley, 77 of Ozark, Mayor from 1959 to 1964, died Tuesday.

 

Mr. Lessley was a retired mail carrier and was secretary-treasurer of Franklin County Democratic Committee.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marie Johnson Lessley: three sons, Edgar Lessley of Ozark, Robert Lessley Jr. of Fort Smith and Bill Lessley of Maryland; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Della Fay Evans of Missouri and Mrs. Cornea Bearden of Ozark: a sister Mrs. Pearl Neighbors of Gravelly (Yell County); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery by Greer Funeral Home.

 


Lucinda Catherine Bourland McKinney

 

B; September 28, 1831 - D. March 5, 1922

 

Spectator - Ozark, Arkansas.

 

Mrs., Lucinda C. McKinney, after living one of the prettiest and purest lives ca (sic) this mundane for 90 years and 5 months, crossed over the river of death and is now resting painless under a heavenly shade of happiness.

 

No more affectionate and loyal mother ever lived.

 

The deceased passed away Sunday night at 11 o'clock March 5, 1922, at her home in Ozark. She was born in Alabama, September 28, 1831 and came to Arkansas in 1836 with her grandparents and father, Henderson Bourland, and settled near Cravens, this county.

 

Nov. 2, 1845, Miss Lucinda C. Bourland and John Adams McKinney were married. Five children were born to this couple: Judge W. H. McKinney, of Wynoma, Okla: Miss Vina McKinney, of Ozark: the late C. S. McKinney of St. Louis: Mrs. John W. Duncan, of Mulberry township, and Sterling McKinney, of Long Beach, California. Mrs. McKinney joined the White Oak Cumberland Presbyterian church in the 50's, but later was a member of the Presbyterian church at Ozark. She lived a grand Christian life, devoted to her church, attended regularly as long she was able to do so.

 

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Donnell from the residence Tuesday, March 7, at 10: a. m.  and the burial took place in the Highland Cemetery. The body was beautifully laid away, with lovely flowers in evidence.

 

The pall-bearers were grand-sons, namely: Rufus and Claud Lessley, Harold and H. C. McElroy, Jr., and L. E.. McKinney

 

 


OZARK Sept. 1953:

Committal service for Howard JONES former Ozark business man, will be conducted at Houston Cemetery at Alix today at 3 P.M. (Oct. 1953).

Mr. Jones who operated a meat market in Ozark in the
1920's, died at his home in Okmulgee, OK., Saturday night.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Leverett JONES; a
son, Bill JONES of Muskogee; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Hudson JONES of Ozark is a nephew.

==========================================

Pat- I saw this listing below on your web site. Thank you for listing it.  Sally Leverett Jones was my great grandmother's younger sister ( my grandmother's name was Minnie Leverett Brookey). I actually met Sally when she was a very old lady. She died in the late 70s and is buried in Alex by Howard- near her parents Joseph and Arizona Leverett. Could you please correct the spelling of her last name to Leverett. Thank you- Rob Brookey Tulsa, OK
 

 


Ozark Spectator, October 25, 1916

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Dickerson, taking their little infant daughter which
was buried in the Belt graveyard Friday, October 13,
1916.

 

Sent to Patricia Dill by: Judy Harvey

from reprint in the Ozark Spectator

 


Ozark Spectator dated April 15,1912

 

Denning-

A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brock
Saturday night and buried in the Ozark Cemetery
Sunday.
 

Sent to Patricia Dill by:  Judy Harvey

Reprint from the Ozark Spectator
 

 


From: "harvey judy" <judycharvey@yahoo.com
Subject: Elizabeth Nichols Bernard obit


   Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth NICHOLS BERNARD,
 who died at her home in Low Gap community Monday, will
 be held today at Belt cemetery.
   She was born in Newton county November 2, 1873, and
 had lived at Low Gap more than 20 years.
   Survivors include her husband T. A. BERNARD, a son,
 Arch BERNARD of Star Route 2; four daughters, Mrs. Ida
 HOOD of Fairview, OK., Mrs. Ollie DOSS and Mrs. Clyde
 HOOD of Watalula, and Mrs. Beula BELT of Ozark, a
 sister,Mrs. Rhoda BELT of Van Buren, and five
 grandchildren.
    Spectator, Oct. 20,1953

 I'll send more!
 Judy

 


Surnames: Tucker
Classification: Obituary

Message Board URL:

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/GV.2ADI/337

Message Board Post:

Copy of Obituary courtesy of Donna Windrix

Andrew Dow Tucker was the son of William H. Jefferson Tucker and Livicia Ogden, husband of Mary Norris.  Andrew Dow Tucker was also a prisoner of the Oklahoma State Prison 31 March 1910, Inmate number 1781, convicted of murder in Jefferson County, OK, sentenced to 4 years, paroled 20 November 1910.  (If anyone knows about this murder, please email.  We have some documentation sent from the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections but nothing concerning the crime or circumstances.)

The Waurika News-Democrat (OK)
Apr. 15, 1932, P. 2, Col. 2

"Andrew Dow Tucker

Andrew Dow Tucker was born in Franklin county, Arkansas, June 29, 1873, and died at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. J. Tucker, on East D avenue Monday morning, April 11, 1932.  He was stricken as he was asleep with a cerebral hemmorhage from which he never rallied.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the chapel by John T. Lauderdale of Saint Jo, Texas, a family friend since 1895.  Interment was in the Waurika cemetery.

When but a child Mr. Tucker came to Texas with his parents, later coming to what is now Jefferson county and locaitng near Petersburg fifty years ago.  Thus he has been one of the pioneers of the county.

Mr. Tucker was married to Miss Mary Norris in 1892, and to this union four children were born, the three surviving being W. G. Tucker, Mrs. George Murphy and Mrs. Frank Sanders all of Omtario (Ontario) California.

Aside from the three children Mr. Tucker is survived by his aged mother, with whom he made his home, two brothers, Dave, of Waurika, and R. J., of Sudan Texas and four sisters, Mrs. C. H. Davidson of this city, Mrs. J. D. Hunter of Dallas, and Mrs. S. D. Daily and Mrs. Ivan white of Pomona, California, besides a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Tucker had lived in California for a number of years and also had spent several years of his later life in Texas.  Three years ago he came back to Waurika and has since lived here with his mother by whom he will be sadly missed.  He has been in ill health for the past several years having suffered a stroke of paralysis four years ago while living in California.

Out of town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hunter, of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Watson, Jr., and daughter, Kathryn Ann, Mrs. L. A. Armstrong and Hackell Davidson, of Oklahoma City.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their sympathy, the flowers sent and all the kind deeds that you found in your hearts to do for us at the time of the death of our loved son, brother and uncle, A. D. Tucker.  We are also grateful to the singers at the funeral service.  Your kindnesses will not be forgotten.

Mrs. W. J. Tucker; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hunter; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Davidson and family; Mr. and MRs. J. D. Tucker and family."


Addie Harris

Addie May Beeson Harris, 95, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in a Fort Smith nursing home.  She was a homemaker, a former member of the Altus Methodist Church and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sealy, Texas.  She was the widow of Hal Victor Harris Sr.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.  Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Fort Smith.

She is survived by three daughters, Nina Abernathy of Fort Smith, Clara Schroeder of Sealy, Texas, and Kimie Harris of Midwest City, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Ron Going, Shauna Bowlin, Ann Boxeur, Jamie Schroeder, Teri Burnham and Justin and Jason Abernathy; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, 2002 S. Fillmore St., P.O. Box 4848, Little Rock, AR 72214-4848

Note:

Addie (Beeson) Harris was the daughter of William Harrison Smith and Ida May (Sublett) Beeson.

Obituary from the:

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Times Record

 


Letha Alice Powell

OZARK — Letha Alice Powell, 99, of Ozark died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Ozark. She was the widow of Dick Powell. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. She is survived by one daughter, Juanita Montgomery of Ozark; two sons, Norman and Harold, both of Ozark; one sister, Oma Montgomery of Ozark; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Garrett Mooney, Roy Johnson, David Powell, Joe and Jody Halmes and Tim Culver.
Provided by: Patricia Dill; EMAIL: patdill@ipa.net


Mary Cloos

OZARK - Mary Jim Cloos, 74, of Ozark died Friday, August 4, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Ozark First United Methodist Church.

Fuenral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ozark First United Methodist Church with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction for Shaffer Fuenral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by her husband, Fay; one daughter, Diana Cloos of San Francisco; one son, David of Ozark; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Gus and David Shaffer, Wayne Stock, Don Hamrick, Jack Whitson and Elvin Walker.

The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

From: "Patricia Dill"

 


Beryl Taulbee

OZARK - Beryl McKinney McClain Taulbee, 91, of Ozark died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home. She retired as a produce trimmer and was a member of Webb City Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cemetery Ridge in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Jansen of Ozark and Sharon Jansen of Palm Springs, Calif.; four sons, Max McClain of Alpine, Ariz., Dale McClain of Fallbrooke, Calif., Charles McClain of Bald Knob and Howard McClain of Ozark; a number of grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bird, James Edgemon, Kendall Howell and Sabe Summit.

From: "Patricia Dill" <patdill@ipa.net

 


Garland Mullen

OZARK - Garland Mullen, 81, of Ozark died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in his home. He was an instructor for the U.S. Forest Service, a farmer-caretaker of the White Rock Cabins for 20 years, an Army veteran and member of the Bidville Assembly of God.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Bidville Cemetery in Bidville.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Caselman) Mullen; three daughters, Carloyn Stuhan of Ratcliff and Delores Thomas and Margaret Roach, both of Ozark; one sister, Jewell Wacaster of Hot Springs; three brothers, Elmer of Combs and Wilburn and Bob, both of Mountain Crest; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry and Bruce Mullen, Jerry Roberts, Oscar Caselman, Eulas Shepherd and Lonnie Stroud.

The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.

From: "Patricia Dill" <patdill@ipa.net

 


LeeRoy McQuerry

OZARK - LeeRoy McQuerry, 68, of Ozark died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. He was an Army disabled veteran, a Pentecostal and attended Liberty Church in Altus.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Full Gospel Temple Church in Ozark with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by three daughters, Bonnie McQuerry Reynolds of South Carolina and Donna Marie McQuerry Reynolds and Cindy Louise McQuerry Reynolds, both of Missouri; one son, Steven Leon McQuerry of Jay, Okla.; four sisters, Lucille Williams and Louise McCormick, both of Eufaula, Okla., Leona Pool of Ozark and Anna Mae Young of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Johnny Lee (Jack) McQuerry of Stidham, Okla. and Robert James (R.J.) McQuerry of Bethany, Okla.

Pallbearers will be George McComick, Kenneth, Don and Johnny Pool, Sony Williams and Ricky Flores.

From: "Patricia Dill" <patdill@ipa.net

 


Dessie Muchmore

ALTUS - Dessie Mae Muchmore, 96, of Altus died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in her home. She was a homemaker, member of the Altus First Baptist Church, the EH club and the Historical Society and the widow of George Muchmore.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Canady of Ozark and Mary Darter of Altus; one son, George Ray Muchmore of Altus; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Brasuell and Gregory, Jeffery, Thomas, Aaron and Gary Darter.

The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.

From: "Patricia Dill" <patdill@ipa.net

 


David Crabtree

ALTUS - David Crabtree, 90, of Altus died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at his home. He was a retired coal miner. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Houston Cemetery in Alix under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by one son, Edward of Fresno, Calif., and one sister, Grace Nichols of Altus.

From: "Patricia Dill" <patdill@ipa.net

 


L.D. Elder

OZARK — L.D. Elder, 72, of Ozark died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in his home.

He was retired from National Forest Service after 33 years of service. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel of Ozark with burial at Gar Creek Cemetery in Ozark.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lucille (Brown) Elder; one daughter, Hilda Daugherty of Van Buren; two sons, Lionel and Luther Elder II, both of Barnes Community in Ozark; one sister, Hazel Kreipke of Clarksville; four brothers, Eugene and Frank, both of Ozark, Bobby of Washington state, and Charley of Magazine; and three grandchildren, Hallie, Melinda and Aaron Elder, all of Barnes Community.

Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Wesley Williamson, Don Hardcastle, Bob Kinney and Robert and Larry Elder.

 


Glenn Hough

ALIX — Glenn Hough, 46, of Alix died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 in his home. He was a boilermaker.

His remains will be cremated and buried at Duncan Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by one daughter, Becky Hough of Okeechobee, Fla.; and one son, Glen Hough of Okeechobee, Fla.

 


Helen Haney

ALTUS — Helen Haney, 82, of Altus died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Indian Valley Nursing Home in Fairfield Bay. She was a homemaker and a member of the Alix Assembly of God Church.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Houston Cemetery in Alix under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by two daughters, Shelba Doss of Coal Hill and Mary Reynolds of Mulberry; two sons, Wayne Haney of Mobile, Ala. and Rodney Haney of Shirley; one sister, Hazel Silva of Brentwood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds, Tommy A. Doss, Tim Haney, Brent Haney and Bruce Haney.

The family will visit with friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home.

 


Grace Burrow

OZARK — Grace Lee (Peg) Burrow, 101, of Ozark died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in an Ozark Nursing Home. She was a registered nurse and a member of both the Ozark Presbyterian Church and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was instrumental in the start up of Turner Hospital in Ozark and the widow of Isham Burrow, former publisher of the Spectator newspaper.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Ann Wewer of Gainesville, Ga., Bob Burrow of Dahlonega, Ga., and John Burrow of Fayetteville.

 


Mildred Harger

COAL HILL — Mildred C. (O’Neal) Harger, 84, of Coal Hill died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was retired from Union Bakery and the widow of Elvis “Bony” Harger.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Coal Hill Cemetery in Coal Hill.

She is survived by four nieces, Carol Regan of St. Louis, Wilma Hecker, Millie Wall and Deborah Bartlett, all of Coal Hill; and two nephews, Paul Hecker of Clarksville and James Harger of Ozark.

Pallbearers will be Robert and Otto Wall, Michael Walker, Arron Bartlett, Paul Hecker, Jim and Gene Saunders and Jim Harger.

 


Troy Keathley

ALTUS -- Troy Lee Keathley, 61, of Altus died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, in Fayetteville. He was a retired police chief of Gentry, Lincoln and Elkins, and worked for the Washington County and Prairie County Police Departments. He was a veteran of the Air Force and Marines.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Houston Cemetery in Alix under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; his mother, Marion Wooten of Altus; two sisters, Carol Roberts of Ozark and Sandra Cottrell of DeSoto, Mo.; two brothers, Sam Wooten of Ausberg, Germany, and Orville Wooten of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Berry Coley

OZARK -- Berry Emmitt "Pete" Coley, 82, of Ozark died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, in an Ozark nursing home. He was a retired baker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona, Miss., with burial at White Zion Cemetery in Pontotoc County, Miss. Local arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by his sister, Oleen Loden of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Leo M. of Collierville, Tenn., and C.L. "Bat" of Ozark.

 


Hersey Huffty

OZARK -- Hersey Hardeman Huffty, 83, of Ozark died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, in an Ozark nursing home. He was a maintenance director at the Morehouse Parish (La.) School District and a member of Zachery Southern Baptist Church in Jones, La.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie; a sister, Doris Serio of Eudora; four brothers, Malcolm and Seth, both of Oak Grove, La., Kent of Vicksburg, Miss., and Stanford of Monroe, La.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alan, Jeffery, Jeremy and Weston Stepp, Jimmy Ray Suggs and Caleb Huffty Godinez.

 


Christopher Nichols

OZARK -- Christopher Michael Nichols, 21, of Ozark died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, in Ozark. He was an electrician and a member of Ozark Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Belt Cemetery in Ozark.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Lee Hardie Nichols; one son, Gabriel Michael Nichols of the home; his parents, Albert and Kathy Nichols of Ozark; two sisters, Shawnia Hall and Bridgette Nichols, both of Ozark; two brothers, Joe Nichols and Raymond Nichols, both of Ozark; his separated grandparents, Betty Crouch and Joe Crouch of Ozark and Walsie Hattenhour of Berryville; and his great-grandfather, Sonie Crouch of Ozark.

Pallbearers will Randal Powell, Cassie Chambers, Jimmy Gillam, Danny Kilgore, Michael McKeehn and Paul Schaffer.

The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Mae Atkerson

OZARK -- Mae Atkerson, 92, of Ozark died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, in Ozark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ozark Extension Club.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Hixon Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by one daughter, Ouita Jeffers of Ozark; one sister, Bertha Casey of Ozark; and one grandson, Rogers Jeffers of Ozark.

Pallbearers will be Bob Bankston, Harold Roland, Dewayne Smith, Jim Trotter, Kenneth Trotter and Thurman Trotter.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Free Will Baptist Church.

 


Freda Jacobs

OZARK -- Freda A. Caulk Jacobs, 90, of Ozark died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, in Ozark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ozark Garden Club and Ozark First United Methodist Church Sunday School Class.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Mattox of Independence, Kan.; one son, Richard Caulk of Rohnert Park, Calif.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 


Nellie Penn

OZARK -- Nellie Penn, 85, of Ozark died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, in Ozark. She was a homemaker.

Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Hicks of Santa Ana, Calif., and Lester Penn; one sister, Nancy Chapman of Cassville, Mo.; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

 


Frankie Peters

Frankie Peters, 95, of Ozark, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, in an Ozark nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Pruitt of Ozark; two sisters, Lula Mae Davis of Altus, and Norma Faye Nixon-Berry of Ozark; four grandchildren, Arthur Pruitt of Alma and Jackie Smith, Alice Pruitt and Rebecca Davis, all of Ozark; eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Flanary, Donnie Styers, Kevin Carty, Roger Carty, Walter Battles and Dale Battles.

 


Shirley Green

TAHLEQUAH -- Shirley Beatrice Brumley Green, 61, of Tahlequah died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, in her home. She was a homemaker.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at McLauglin Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter, Rhonda Flickinger of Tahlequah; one son, Darrell Perry of Tahlequah; her father, George Brumley of Tahlequah; three sisters, Irene Sutherland of Ozark, Doris Dickerson of Ozark and Reba Watts of Tahlequah; one brother, J.W. Brumley of Ozark; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James and Charles Dickerson, Charlie Bangs, Jimmy Kehl, David Perry and Clyde Mace.

The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Floyd McGuire

OZARK -- Floyd McGuire, 68, of Ozark died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, in an Ozark hospital. He was a farmer.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Patterson Springs Church in Ozark with burial at Patterson Springs Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.

He is survived by his wife, Allene; a daughter, Sherry Crouch of Ozark; four sons, Danny and Robert, both of Paris, Darrell of Ozark and Gary of Altus; a sister, Zelphia Atkins of San McGill, Calif.; a brother, Grover of London; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dallas Skaggs, Kenneth, Randy and Johnny McGuire, Phil Horne and Jackie Moeller.

The family will visit with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 


Bea Gilsinger OZARK —

Bea Gilsinger, 69, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was a former secretary at Ozark First Methodist Church, treasurer and past president of Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Hospital Development Council, Business and Professional Women, the Ozark and Altes Council of Churches and Ozark First Methodist Church. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. She is survived by her husband, Fred Paul Gilsinger; one daughter, Nan Anderson of Ozark; two sisters, Patsy Roy of Little Rock and Betty Jean Early of Oklahoma City; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Anderson of Ozark. Pallbearers will be Bob Horn, Bob Harris, Mike Gibbons, Bob Brown, Charles Stacy and Craig Birchler. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to Ozark First Methodist Church Organ Fund, 503 West Commercial, Ozark, AR 72949, Hospital Auxiliary Mercy Hospital Turner Memorial, 801 River, Ozark, AR 72949, or charity of the donor’s choice.

 


James Waits OZARK —

James W. Waits, 55, of Ozark died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. He was a carpenter. The body will be cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

 


Velma Rowlett OZARK — Velma Lee Rowlett, 91, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in her home. She was a homemaker, a Protestant and the widow of Richard Riley Rowlett. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. She is survived by two sons, Grandville B. Rowlett and Jack L. Rowlett, both of Ozark; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 


Beryl Taulbee OZARK -

Beryl McKinney McClain Taulbee, 91, of Ozark died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home. She retired as a produce trimmer and was a member of Webb City Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cemetery Ridge in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Jansen of Ozark and Sharon Jansen of Palm Springs, Calif.; four sons, Max McClain of Alpine, Ariz., Dale McClain of Fallbrooke, Calif., Charles McClain of Bald Knob and Howard McClain of Ozark; a number of grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jim Bird, James Edgemon, Kendall Howell and Sabe Summit.

 


Movle McCabe OZARK —

Movle C. McCabe, 82, of Ozark and formerly of Dyer, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Ozark. He was a former mayor of Dyer and a retired feed mill foreman. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hight Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Fannie; one daughter, Wilma R. Hare of Chandler, Ariz.; one son, Olen R. McCabe of Ozark; two sisters, Lou Vivian Blair of Alma and Lethia Martin of Haskell, Okla.; one brother, Doyle McCabe of Ozark; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Charlie Martin, David McCabe, Jerry Martin, Cecil Osburn, Ronnie Blair and Wesley Martin. The family will visit with friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


Mildred Pyron OZARK —

Mildred Pyron, 83, of Ozark died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in Ozark. She was a retired beautician, a member of Eastern Star and Mercy Hospital Turner Memorial Ladies Auxiliary and member of Ozark First United Methodist Church. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by her husband, Ewell; one daughter, Jane Curtis of Conroe, Texas; one sister, Edith Dillahunty of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Leia Curtis, Whitney Ogle and Bailey Curtis, all of Houston and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be David Pyron, Charles Ray White, Leo Stokes, Hoyt Cloos, Bob Rattan and Gus and Newt Shaffer. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Pauline June English-Ozark

ALTUS — Pauline June English, 68, of Altus died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Hartman. She was a retired waitress and a Baptist. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; two sons, Robert Wayne English and Bryan Keith English, both of Altus; her mother, Sylvia Sosebee Allred of Ozark; three sisters, Angerie Terry of Doddridge, Reba Peevy of Alma and Brenda Lewis of Mulberry; three brothers, Harrison and Larry Allred, both of Ozark, and Bobby Allred of Coal Hill; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Tom Eveld, Harold Jennings, Harold Millholland, Rickey Don Leding, Jack Blackburn and Richard Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.

 

Letha Powell:

AR Obituaries A new message, "Obituary," was posted by Patricia Dill on Sat, 23 Sep 2000.

QRYTEXT: LETHA POWELL OZARK — Letha Alice Powell, 99, of Ozark died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Ozark. She was the widow of Dick Powell.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by one daughter, Juanita Montgomery of Ozark; two sons, Norman and Harold, both of Ozark; one sister, Oma Montgomery of Ozark; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Garrett Mooney, Roy Johnson, David Powell, Joe and Jody Halmes and Tim Culver.

 


Bea Gilsinger

OZARK — Bea Gilsinger, 69, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in an Ozark hospital. She was a former secretary at Ozark First Methodist Church, treasurer and past president of Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Hospital Development Council, Business and Professional Women, the Ozark and Altes Council of Churches and Ozark First Methodist Church.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Paul Gilsinger; one daughter, Nan Anderson of Ozark; two sisters, Patsy Roy of Little Rock and Betty Jean Early of Oklahoma City; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Anderson of Ozark.

Pallbearers will be Bob Horn, Bob Harris, Mike Gibbons, Bob Brown, Charles Stacy and Craig Birchler.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contribution may be made to Ozark First Methodist Church Organ Fund, 503 West Commercial, Ozark, AR 72949, Hospital Auxiliary Mercy Hospital Turner Memorial, 801 River, Ozark, AR 72949, or charity of the donor’s choice.

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James Waits

OZARK — James W. Waits, 55, of Ozark died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. He was a carpenter.

The body will be cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

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Velma Rowlett

OZARK — Velma Lee Rowlett, 91, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in her home. She was a homemaker, a Protestant and the widow of Richard Riley Rowlett.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

She is survived by two sons, Grandville B. Rowlett and Jack L. Rowlett, both of Ozark; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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James Waits

OZARK — James W. Waits, 55, of Ozark died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. He was a carpenter.

The body will be cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. No service is scheduled.
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Beryl Taulbee

OZARK - Beryl McKinney McClain Taulbee, 91, of Ozark died Monday, June 12,
2000, at her home. She retired as a produce trimmer and was a member of Webb
City Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cemetery Ridge in Ozark under
the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Jansen of Ozark and Sharon Jansen
of Palm Springs, Calif.; four sons, Max McClain of Alpine, Ariz., Dale
McClain of Fallbrooke, Calif., Charles McClain of Bald Knob and Howard
McClain of Ozark; a number of grandchildren; great grandchildren; and
great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bird, James Edgemon, Kendall Howell and Sabe Summit.
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Movle McCabe

OZARK — Movle C. McCabe, 82, of Ozark and formerly of Dyer, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Ozark. He was a former mayor of Dyer and a retired feed mill foreman.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hight Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie; one daughter, Wilma R. Hare of Chandler, Ariz.; one son, Olen R. McCabe of Ozark; two sisters, Lou Vivian Blair of Alma and Lethia Martin of Haskell, Okla.; one brother, Doyle McCabe of Ozark; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Martin, David McCabe, Jerry Martin, Cecil Osburn, Ronnie Blair and Wesley Martin.

The family will visit with friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


From: Lura Ethridge
To: donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 9:14 PM
Subject: William Ethridge

FYI, regarding the paragraph that begins <http://www.rootsweb.com/~arfrankl/goodspeed/st.txt>:

Uriah G. Stokes, another prominent citizen of Hogan Township, Franklin
County, was born in North Carolina April 5, 1823, and is the son of
John and Jane (Gening) Stokes, both of whom died in Stewart County,
Tenn., in 1835. They were married in North Carolina, afterward moved
to East Tennessee, from there to Henry County of the same State, and
still later to Stewart County, [p.1279] where they passed the
remainder of their days. He was a farmer and shoemaker by occupation,
and the mother was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Of their
family of nine children, four now living, Uriah G. is the fourth
child. After the death of his parents he was bound out to William
Ethridge, of Stewart County, Tenn., and remained with him until twenty
years of age, when...

My father was also (as am I) "William Ethridge", a Presbyterian elder who was born in Columbus, MS, in 1912, and grew up in West Point, MS. For many years we lived in Jackson, MS, while my father served on the MS Supreme Court, including roughly 10 years (1961 until his death in 1971) as Chief Justice. Since many of the Ethridges came to the deep south, down and across from Virginia and North Carolina, the William Ethridge mentioned on your website might well related to my "clan" of Ethridges.

There is a fair amount of info about Ethridges at the genealogy,com site.

I submit this info to you for whatever it's worth. I hope something!

Sincerely,
William Ethridge
ethridge@onebox.com
Encinitas, CA