The Lone Valley Cemetery 1886 - to 2002 is located .7 miles on Hwy 88 east of the 298 & 88 intersection in Sims in Montgomery County, Arkansas behind the Lone Valley Church. Thomas E. Swinford who died in 1886 was the first person buried at this site (now the Lone Valley Cemetery). He (17i) is buried beside his daughter. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Daves. Mary was a d/o A.M. Daves, and that family owned many acres there. Thomas and Mary's son is buried at Macedonia Cemetery. George and Cinthia Daves, according to courthouse documents sold land to the Texas, Arkansas and Indian Territory Eldership of The Church of God for $1 on September 10, 1890. Buried at Lone Valley Cemetery are about 300 and at least forty Carters, Stovall and Summits. The Barber Cemetery is located one mile north of Sims.
Decoration Day is the fourth Sunday in May. 414 marked graves not counting the 20 reserved plots but including 16 fieldstones plus a tree stump, 20 illegible headstones and a few broken headstones. Who died d. Nov 30 1902? There is one Union soldier buried there. Obediah Laramore Co. H. 1st ARK Cav. Union Army. No dates are on the headstone but he was b. February 27, 1837. Died December 11 1915, Sims m. August 15, 1866 to Elizabeth Norman Hinton b. April 17, 1850 d. March 10 1915, Sims. There were six children, the forth was the male.
James A. McConnell served in Co I, 33rd Inf. Reg., CSA. His rank was private. He joined on June 24th 1862 at Caddo Gap, in Capt. Erwin's co. Grinsteads Regiment. He was born in 1827, in Hempstead Co. son of Robert & Sarah McConnell. He was fatally wounded in action in March 1863 in or near Little Rock. His wife Harriet went to Little Rock, claimed the body, and returned to bury him in Mt. Ida. The south fork of the Ouachita River was flooded and she could not cross it, so she buried him in Sims before the cemetery was named Lone Valley. He has remained there for 147 years, with nothing but a rock to mark his grave. In 1907 Harriet dies and is buried at his side. Her marker is a rock with the Int. H. T. scratched into it. She had married Lorenzo Trout for a period of about 5 years, 1865 to 1870, and never divorced from him. That is why her last name was Trout when she died. James and Harriet's daughter Martha A. McConnell/Copeland/Sims/Barnett is buried their. Martha's first husband William Copeland, and her second husband William Perry Sims is among them. I'm not sure exactly which fieldstone one is William Perry's. Information courtesy of David Johnson. Posted 12 Jan. 2010.
Marvin Tabor helped build the old Lone Valley Church building that stood where the present building stands. The old church building was torn down and the current one was built in the same spot. The old building was a taller structure. There was a dug well at the location in the very early 1900s. We believe there was originally a church building across the road, before the cemetery became established.
Lone Valley and Barber Cemetery
To Funeral Directors and all Other:
No graves will be opened before permission is approved by the Cemetery Committee. The Funeral Directors will be held responsible for violators of this Ordinance, and it will be his responsibility to correct and fully comply with the directors of the Cemetery Committee. For vehicle access to the Cemetery, contact
Cemetery Committee Members: Edward Stovall, Beulah Forga, Carl Beggs, Morris Carter
Secretaries: Carolyn Short, Nona Beggs
All flowers blown off graves or strewn over the Cemetery will be picked up and hauled to the dump. On flat graves, please group your flowers as near the headstone as possible, so the mower can mow over the graves. When cleaning the graves please take the old flowers and other trash to the dump. Do not plant flowers, trees or shrubbery in cemetery. Please do not litter. Thank you.
The cemetery has been enlarged adding ground to the left of a grass track divides the old section from the new. There has been two cemetery books published covering the Montgomery Co. AR cemeteries both have additional names and information on the people buried here but I didn't find their headstones in March 2002. For Lone Valley the 1986 cemetery book is more accurate than the 1997 book. e.g. the Maxey's, Laramore's, Lundry's and Stephenson's are missing out of the 1997 book. Find A Grave 224 interments listed as Nov. 2010
Row 1 starts in the right hand corner of the photo, running parallel to a country road going right to left. Cemetery transcription by walking at the cemetery was completed during Spring Break March 2002 by Olwyn. Have not been back to recheck the transcription so there will be transcription errors. Email me please so I can make corrections - Thanks, Olwyn.
Row 1 1a fieldstone 1b Lee O.V. June 3 1918 - Sept 9 1918 1c Stovall Bird 1889 - 1970 In Loving memory 1c Stovall Myrtle 1892 - 1924 1d Stovall Hugh May 22 1917 - July 20 1984 Beloved father 1e Wilson Virginia A. Mar 9 1943 - May 18 1997 1f Stovall Sharon Gail 1955 - 1956 d/o Mr & Mrs Hilton Stovall Darling we miss thee 1g Lundry George 1890 - 1969 1g Lundry Minnie 1900 - 1978 At Rest 1h Lundry Dorothy Lucille Jul 2 1917 - Aug 3 1934 d/o Mr & Mrs G.M. Lundry 1i Lundry Billy 1948 - 1949 1j tree stump artificial flowers 1k Summitt Nancy A. Feb 20 1905 - May 8 1988 1k Summitt Ervin B. June 5 1902 - Aug 17 1985 wed July 11 1920 We will meet again 1l Bissell Vina M. Gore Feb 28 1924 - Nov 2 1993 With a song in her heart 1m Bond Beckie 1870 - 1940 At Rest 1n Coffman Ollie Mae Mar 3 1897 - Sept 8 1978 1o Sidney Wann 1897 - Sept 8 1978 1o Sidney Anna 1905 - 1969 track dividing cemetery 1p Vines Sherman Dood Jun 19 1922 - Mar 23 1991 1p Vines Lucille Claudia Mar 23 1928 1q Beggs Mauricell Mar 16 1925 - June 25 1991 Precious Memories 1r Pierce Phyllis A. Jun 17 1954 - March 18 1999 Beloved wife & mother Row 2 2a Summit Tillman 1905 - 1905 2b Summit J.E. (Sabe) 1861 - 1920 At rest in Jesus 2b Summit Rosetta 1868 - 1958 2c Summitt James Jeff 1895 - 1978 US Army Pvt WW1 Military headstone 2c Morrison Infant of R.D. Jul 5 1928 2d Morrison Mabel Ruth Jan 3 1937 - Jan 19 1937 2e Fieldstone SH 2f FS 3g headstone illegible 2h Cummings Charles "Jesse" Oct 13 1905 - Mar 30 1958 They live forever in Gods Eternal light and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest 2h Cummings Dessie "Jewell" Oct 3 1912 - May 4 1995 2i Ball Florence 1902 - 1963 At Rest with Jesus 2j Vines Johnny F. 1942 - 1967 Our Loving son and brother 2k Worrell James Wesley 1930 - 1982 US Navy Korea Military headstone 2l Vines Thurman F. Jan 17 1909 - Sep 12 2000 2m Vines Bobby Joe Jul 24 1946 - Aug 29 1988 We miss you darling 2n Vines Sam Lee Sep 19 1919 - Dec 29 1996 Together forever married Apr 14 1943 2n Vines Thelma Lorene May 28 1925 - Nov 13 1978 Row 3 3b Edmonds Earl C. Jul 13 1905 - Jun 12 1984 3c Edmonds Ollie Mae Sep 21 1900 - Feb 3 1981 3d Edmonds Donald G. 1938 - 1939 3f Edmonds William Lee Nov 27 1963 God is Love 3g Edmonds Shelia DeLayne 1967 - 1967 God is Love 3h Summitt Elvie Lou (Brown) L.P.N. 12.23.1923 - 11.28. 1975 Earth's Mercy Angel now. Heaven's forever. 3i Qualls Roberta 1939 - 2 weeks d/o Robert and Elvie Summitt 3j silk flowers 3k Vines Clara 1928 - 2000 3k Vines Eldon 1926 - 1969 A sleeping in Jesus 3l Vines Dale 1950 - 1971 Asleep in Jesus 3m Vines Sterling Rayburn Nov 25 1934 - Apr 21 1985 At rest with Jesus 3n Vines John Sterling Mar 29 1903 - Aug 4 1994 In God's Care 3n Vines Bessie F. Summitt July 9 1906 - Dec 9 1998 3o Vines Lester Ila Feb 26 1924 - blank 3o Stovall Infant 1941 - 1941 s/o Mr & Mrs Carril & Velma Stovall 3p Anderson Rev. Jodie 1910 - 1996 3p Anderson Ruby A. 1908 - 1972 3q Summit Steeley Jan 22 1905 - Sep 26 1981 mason emblem 3q Summit Essie Aug 26 1907 - Aug 17 1985 married April 17 1929 3r reserved AS 3r reserved GS 3r reserved BS 3r reserved TS track dividing cemetery 3s Hollis Orell T. Feb 28 1911 - Oct 12 1988 In loving memory 3s Hollis Carol J. ______ wed Apr 4 1960 3t In Loving memory of M. Suzanne Sealy Sep 12 1940 - ____ Wife Mother Grandmother 3t In loving memory of Don L. Sealy Nov 28 1921 - May 5 1997 Husband Father Grandfather Coach 3u Douglas Gene D. Apr 26 1925 - Dec 5 1989 US Navy WWII 3v NO reserved 3w Summit family reserved 3x Stovall Velma Oct 3 1922 3x Stovall Carril Aug 31 1923 - Dec 23 1939 3y Stovall Carolyn 1942 3y Stovall Dewayne May 19 1942 - Mar 11 1997 3z DS & MS reserved Row 4 4a Varner Lula May May 17 1917 - Jan 18 1918 Gone to be an angel 4b Curtis Fred F. s/o M.T. Curtis and grandson of Mr & Mrs Feldon Curtis 4c Curtis Ben 1923 - 1923 s/o Ben T. Curtis 4d unusual grave concrete above ground convex s/o Mr & Mrs H. Summit Row 5 5a Summit James F. Rev. Jan 8 1881 - Jul 30 1962 At Rest F and FM (Mason) 5a Summit Malinda Apr 4 1888 - Jan 27 1960 5b Summit Rosetta 1868 - 1958 5b Summit Huston Feb 25 1910 - Mar 9 1912 s/o F. Summit 5c Summit Pauline 1923 - 1931 5d Summit Veron T. Nov 30 1921 - Sep 10 1995 Brother Uncle None knew him, but to love him. Mason 5e Summit Buford J. Jan 31 1930 - Mar 13 2002 [b. Cedar Creek, AR d. Hot Springs, AR] concrete block 5f concrete block 5g Standerfer Kathleen Dec 1928 - Oct 1929 5h Vines Dona 1891 - 1972 5h Vines Feldon L. 1890 - 1924 In loving memory 5i Summit Dan Dec 14 1915 - Nov 26 1931 Meet me in heaven, I know I am going there 5j Vines Logan Nov 7 1913 - Nov 16 1981 5k Summit Walter R. Oct 16 1882 - Jul 20 1963 5k Summit Lucinda J. Sep 6 1884 - Oct 2 1940 She lived and died a Christian 5l Summitt Earl 1901 - 1964 5l Summitt Ebbie 1905 - 1977 FHM Thornton Meet me in heaven 5m Summitt L. Earleen "Tots" Feb 22 1937 - d/o Mr & Mrs Earl Summitt "I'll meet you in heaven" Dav -S/SGT US WAC CONARC blank 5n Summitt Eumon Evron Jan 10 1930 - Mar 29 1959 s/o Mr & Mrs Earl Summitt S.SGT 11 Field Maint. SO AF 5o Carter Oder L. Apr 16 1912 - Oct 1 1940 She was the sunshine of our home 5o Carter Sterling Oct 4 1909 - Aug 7 1982 5p Summitt Henry J. 1874 - 1957 5o Summitt Nellie E. 1880 - 1957 5p Summitt Vernie R. 1914 - 1968 At rest 5r Summitt Sherman Jan 11 1916 - Jul 13 1980 PFC US Army WWII 5r Summitt Effie 5s Summitt Ray Jr 1948 - 1996 s/o Sherman and Effie 5t Mabry Ernest 1904 - 1972 The Lord's My Shepherd 5t Marby Sylvia 1906 - 1993 5u Bissell Wilma Mar 12 1919 - Oct 22 1976 A loving wife and mother meet me in heaven 5v Bissell Ansley B. Jul 7 1917 - Apr 29 1987 Pvt US Army military headstone 5w Summit Gordon H. Rev. Aug 29 1912 - Aug 18 1990 At rest 5x Summit Lida Maud Anderson Jan 7 1916 - Sep 26 2000 At Rest track dividing cemetery 5y Beggs Thomas A. Jun 16 1917 - Jun 29 1988 5y Beggs Bertie M. Sep 24 1924 - Row 6 6a Stovall D.H. Apr 27 1852 - Nov 4 1934 God called thee home. He thought it best 6b Stovall M. Ellen Dec 7 1854 - May 16 1932 wife of D.H. 6c Stovall Infant Nov 8 1903 - Aug 17 1910 Inf. of D.H. and M.E. 6d Stovall Epsie 1902 - 1968 In loving memory 6d Stovall Jeff 1896 - 1986 PVt US Army WWII military headstone 6d Stovall Boon Sep 27 1920 - Aug 20 1922 6e Forga Doyle W. Apr 29 1921 - Apr 2 1991 Mason emblem 6e Forga Beulah V. Eastern Star emblem 6f Stipe William H. Dec 12 1874 - Nov 20 1914 6g Stipe Infant 1912 of W.H. & Jessie Stipe 6h Kanady two infants 1926 and 1928 of Mr and Mrs Ira Kanady 6i Kanady Dale D. May 3 1937 - Oct 30 1983 Row 7 7a Stovall William R. 1875 - 1966 7b Stovall Sarah A. Sep 26 1885 - Dec 25 1918 A tender mother and faithful friend 7c Stovall _______u Mar 6 1901 - May 17 1901 Gone to rest 7d Stovall Belor Mar 2 1902 - Aug 22 1904 Sweet be you rest 7e Stovall Infant ?____5 - July 10 1910 of WR & AS 7f Stovall R.G. Jan 29 1914 - Oct 13 1918 Asleep in Jesus 7g Singleton W.M. Aug 26 1896 - Sep 16 1898 Asleep in Jesus 7i Woolard W.H. Beloved stepfather 7j Kanady infant son 1926 Mr and Mrs George Kanady 7k Maxey Edna R. 1903 - 1972 7k Maxey Louis 1900 - 1974 In Loving memory 7l Maxey Baby 1925 - 1925 7m Maxey Fannie Louise 1930 - 1932 7n Maxey Eugenia Faye 1934 - 1934 7o Maxey Jerry Mac 1940 - 1957 7p Maxey Edward Lee 1929 - 1959 7q Moore infant of Mr & Mrs Willie Moore 7r Hatton Willie E. Jul 4 1911 - Mar 22 1986 7r Hatton Alma G. Feb 17 1919 - wed July 5 1937 7s Hatton Darrell 1938 - 1966 In loving memory 7s Hatton Patsy 1944 7t Hatton Carl Ray Aug 4 1943 - May 25 1986 SP4 US Army Vietnam Military headstone 7u Davis Paul Casey Jul 17 1972 - Jul 17 1972 s/o Fred & Anita Davis 7v Seals Barton L. "Jack" Mar 12 1921 - Mar 4 1992 Cox US Navy Military headstone 7v Seals Aletha 7w Harber Judy L. Beggs Jan 5 1955 - Aug 6 2000 Loving mother and wife Row 8 8a Summit Porter G. Dec 28 1896 - Nov 1 1973 8b Summit Lester Jun 22 1928 - Oct 7 1931 FHM Thornton 8c Summit Lester Jun 22 1928 - Oct 7 1931 8d Summit Pauline 1923 -1931 8e Summit Ester Aug 26 1907 - Oct 7 1931 8f Summit Marada Jul 24 1900 - Oct 6 1931 8h Summit Calvin Feb 2 1918 - Mar 18 1918 8g Summit Wilburn 1921 - 1922 8l Carter Mary Etta Jul 12 1885 - Jun 7 1940 She was the sunshine of our home 8m Carter Raymond 1914 - 1963 In loving memory 8m Carter Alice 1917 - 8n Carter Ople Jan 4 1911 - Jun 8 1958 8o Carter Bennie Lee Dec 22 1880 - Jul 6 1944 At Rest 8o Carter Margrett E. Dec 20 1864 - Feb 7 1957 8p Carter Bertie Lee May 18 1903 - Aug 25 1903 etching of a lamb 8q Hagger James L. Mar 15 1893 - Mar 30 1916 8r Haggard James C. Oct. 8 1901 Aged about 40 years 8s fieldstone 8t Baker Lisa Jane Apr 8 1978 - Jun 2 1979 8u Stovall Don Apr 23 1950 - Mar 16 1987 Our Son SP4 US Army Vietnam 8u Brown Richard R. 1923 - 1982 Geneva S. 1929 - 8v Forga Gary Oct 25 1950 - Aug 9 1989 Precious are the memories of "Michael" US Army Vietnam 8w Forga Herman Feb 22 1904 - Dec 2 1983 Married Jan 2 1926 8w Forga Mary Baggs Feb 24 1911 - 8x Chambers Herbert E. Jan 5 1930 - Nov 2 1981 Loving memory 8y Forga Mary Jo Welch Collier Apr 21 1937 8y Forga Bobbie Ray Apr 28 1935 - Apr 20 2000 m/ July 20 1979 SP4 US Army Apr 28 1935 - Aug 16 2000 Thornton FH 8z Collier Robert Keith 1/6/1956 - 10/15/2001 Age 45 Thornton FH track dividing cemetery 9a Summit Vahtee Oct 13 1914 - Nov 13 1914 9b Gibbs Ellis 1090 - 1912 At Rest 9c Gibbs Isom 1882 - 1961 9c Gibbs Mollie A. 1884 - 1953 9d reserved plots 9e reserved plots track dividing cemetery 10a Burns James J. Aug 10 1866 - Apr 19 1900 unstable headstone 3 feet tall 10b Arrington Lou A. Aug 31 1853 - Feb 8 1908 10c Summit Martha A. Jan 17 1852 - Sep 19 1938 wife of D.S. Summit Here rests a true companion and a loving mother. Her place cannot be filled by any other 10d Summit Rev. D.S. Jul 20 1848 - Nov 26 1922 Gone but not forgotten 10d Summit Grover C. Feb 25 1892 - Sep 12 1915 You are not dead to us but a brighter star unseen, I've hold that you are ever near, Through death miracles be seen 10e Summit Thomas Jefferson Aug 16 1887 -Apr 26 1895 Our sweet darling sleeps sweetly here. Metal & glass headstone 10f Hinton Celesta Ann 1858 - 1893 10g Hinton Olive 8.24.1898 - 11.22.1898 (a little square brass plate on a flat concrete base) 10h Hinton Nora May 1883 - 1900 10i Hinton Mittie Hester d. June 23 1903 (a little square brass plate on a flat concrete base) 10j headstone illegible 10k base only headstone gone 10l West Tom L. Sep 2 1915 - Jun 4 1986 Wed Sept. 17 1933 10l West Beulah E. Oct 30 1913 - Aug 11 2000 In loving memory 10m concrete block 10n West Estelene ?Jan 7 1935 - Jan 7 1953 10o West Lonnie L. Dec 28 1938 - Dec 28 1938 10p Carter Alonzo H. Sep 21 1907 - Aug 4 1990 10p Carter Grace V. Sep 18 1909 - Jul 19 1987 10q West Donnie L. Dec 28 1938 - Feb 22 1939 10r Carter Baby 1938 - 1938 Our Darling 10s Baker Laura 1898 - 1978 10s Baker Oscar 1898 - 1965 10t McInnes Jacolyn Merchant 1930 - 1979 10u McInnes James W. died Dec 8__ age 69 8 moths 20 days Carruth FH 10v Summit Fredie S. Dec 9 1899 - Aug 24 1987 Wed Sept. 21 1919 10v Summit Lula Mae West Apr 29 1904 - Aug 3 1991 We will meet again 10w Stovall Estelle Aug 21 1930 - Jan 14 1997 At rest with Jesus 10w Stovall Weldon Punk Nov 13 1928 - Apr 5 2000 10x Summitt Wandal Sep 24 1926 10x Summitt Nelson T. Feb 12 1925 - Feb 13 2001 11a fieldstone 11b fieldstone 11c fieldstone 11d Summit Willis Oct 29 1908 - Nov 15 1909 11e Summit General Clayton Jun 22 1905 - Jan 5 19__ broken 11f Summit Infant b & d ___ 11 1922 11h Summitt Floe 1908 - 1935 At rest
12a headstone illegible 12b headstone illegible 12c Warren Mary E. Sep 5 1848 - Apr 12 1916 12d Warren W.S. 1871 - 1946 Mason emblem 12e Summit Mahala O. Oct 15 1872 - Jan 14 1962 Awaiting the resurrection 12f Barnett Almedia Sep 15 1879 - Aug 30 1897 12f _arnett Ala_eria d.o M & G.S 12g broken headstone Jun 1893 12h Barnett Susannah Jan 27 1856 - Jun 19 1898 12i headstone illegible 12j headstone illegible 12j Bogard Ann Apr 5 1830 - Aug 9 1889 12k Brand Lillie 12l Brand Gilford Gilford & Ira 12l Brand Ira 12m Brand Willie Willie & Rosie 12m Brand Rosie 12n McConnell Grandma Gaston 12o BUS 12p BWY 12q fieldstone 12s Stovall M.J. "Jack" 1887 - 1965 In loving memory 12t Stovall Lucy 1888 - 1975 At rest. 12u Carter Infant Aug 27 1930 Infant of Austin & Ova 12u Merchant Edna Carter Jul 25 1900 - Sep 6 1947 She was a kind and affectionate mother 12w Carter Austin 1905 - 1981 At rest in Jesus 12w Carter Ova 1911 - 1969 12y Stovall Grover W. Jun 2 1920 - Mar 30 1995 Parents of Larry and Donna 12y Stovall Euna A. Aug 24 1924 Precious memories 12z Stovall Larry Don Nov 11 1945 - May 11 1989 Dad, son & brother Precious memories row starts half way between 12 and 13 *a Merriot Sarah Meagan Dec 18 1900 - Aug 12 1992 Our m___ angel Sister of Cory *b Hamilton Mildred Oct 10 1915 - May 29 1943 *c Carter Jacob Mar 19 1920 - Aug 12 1978 Rest is thine and sweet remembrance ours PVT US Army WWII *d McCulough Rosey Aug 3 1907 - Dec 1 1922 wife of W.F. A light from our household is gone.... *e Carter Mary Etta Jul 12 1885 - Jun 7 1940 She was the sunshine of our home *f Carter Carol Birt Oct 10 1888 - Apr 24 1958 *g Phillips Mirl Mar 3 1931 - Aug 1 2000 *g Phillips Mary May 13 1931 - Married Aug 24 1932 Loving parents of .... Billingsley FH *h Hamilton Ernest Sep 19 1904 - Mar 30 1916 *h Hamilton Media Sep 13 1909 - May 7 1983 To know them was to love them *i Hamilton Milton Leon Dec 1934 - Jan 1995 SP4 US Army Vietnam military headstone *i Hamilton Shirley Sep 5 1940 - married Dec 29 1967 *j Carroll John "C.J" Mar 18 1938 - Aug 15 1995 Our beloved brother *k Sandlin Virginia Jul 3 1929 - May 25 1946 *k Sandlin Rudell Jun 20 1924 - Apr 10 1997 Marion Rudell Sandlin Tec 5 US Army WWII *l Jackson Rosalle Dec 19 1933 Married Aug 15 1992 *l Jackson Davis Woodrow Sep 12 1921 - May 16 2001 Jesus called
13a headstone illegible 13b Gibbs Nancy E. Jun 13 1856 - Dec 22 1945 wife of W.G. Gibbs At Rest 13c Marshall Jack no dates new headstone husband of Nancy Gibbs 13d Copeland General Feb 8 1908 - Jan 17 1918 13e Summit Infant of ___ K.J. & S___ 13f headstone illegible 13f Phillips Baby Myrtle 1889 - 1893 4 years 13g headstone illegible 13g Stovall 13h Stovall Gilbert 1910 - 1969 In loving memory 13i headstone illegible 13j Stovall John H. Oct 22 1880 - Mar 6 1916 Woodsman of the World Memorial (5' high marble tree) 13k Stovall Fannie Apr 21 1914 - Dec 24 1918 Sweet be that rest 13k Stovall Junie J. Jun 7 1905 - Sep 4 1907 d/o J.H. & E.E. Stovall 13l Stovall Eufammie E. Feb 9 1877 - Jan 8 1916 Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow over thee weep 13l Stovall Infant May 15 1937 d/o C.L. & O.E. 13m Stovall John B. Jan 27 1907 - Feb 24 1916 Weep not father and mother for me. I am waiting in glory for thee 13n Townsend Larcaly Sep 8 1900 - Dec 25 1970 13n Townsend Vander Jan 27 1903 - Mar 8 1964 Arkansas PVT Co. K 321 Infantry WWI 13o Whisenhunt Woodrow Ben Nov 9 1916 - Sep 11 1999 Thornton FH 13o Whisenhunt Zona M. Apr 5 1921 13p reserved plot 13q reserved plot track dividing cemetery 13r Summit Rev. Arnold J. Aug 1 1918 - Mar 11 1990 Loving memories last forever 13r Summit Lorene Oct 1 1922 13s Amerson Rob 1869 - 1953 13t Carter Winona Gibbs Nov 24 1926 married Sept. 28 1946 13t Carter Morris Carl Jan 11 1923 - Feb 20 2000 PFC US Army WWII 13u Trapp Tommie Cole Apr 19 1945 "Tom" s/o Morris & Winona Carter 14a headstone broken illegible 14b headstone illegible 14c McDonald Lois Lathell Sep 10 1926 - Oct 5 1926 14d McDonald Aubrey 1904 - 1926 wife of C.O. Age 22. Her life was like a sunbeam pure and fair now she is shining with angels overhead 14e McDonald Thelma Aline Feb 13 1924 - Mar 17 1925 15a headstone illegible 15b Stephenson Pauline Jul 23 1910 - Sep 22 1934 She was the sunshine of our home 15c Stephenson Baby Warren 1921 15d Stephenson Infant Oct 4 1903 - 14 Apr 1904 infant of J.S. & J.E. 15e Stephenson Fannie I. Jul 29 1866 - Mar 30 1893 15f Stephenson Andrew J. Feb 2 1861 - Oct 9 1934 15g Stephenson Jemima E. Jul 2 1875 - Nov 15 1967 15h Martin M.O. May 3 1887 - Jul 25 1917 15i Martin Claud W. Feb 14 1907 - Jan 23 1945 15j headstone illegible 15k headstone illegible 15l broken d. Nov 30 1902 15o Murray Tilda Nov 6 1897 - Jun 11 1920 Weep not father and mother for me for I am waiting in glory for thee 15m Carter Whayland May 19 1908 - Nov 21 1908 15n Carter Jettie Lee Oct 23 1903 - Oct 18 1918 15o Carter Love 1876 - 1952 Mother asleep in Jesus 15p Carter Alfred Sep 8 1898 - Aug 4 1990 15p Carter Ethel Apr 3 1906 - Sep 13 1980 15q Carter Jim Nov 16 1872 - Feb 25 1949
16a illegible FH marker 16b illegible FH marker 16c Rouse Louis Jun 22 1858 - Jun 16 1916 We trust in God to meet thhe again 16d Vines L.M. Jul 14 1886 - Jan 10 1916 w/o J.C. We trust in God to meet thee again 16e fieldstone 16f fieldstone 16g Vines J.C. Jan 16 1861 - Mar 20 1951 16h Vines L.O. Nov 15 1864 - Jun 16 1909 16i Maddox Elizabeth Mar 18 1818 - Apr 2 1891 wife of J. Maddox 16j concrete block 16k heasdstone infant 16l marble base 16m Laramore Obediah Co. H. 1st ARK Infantry 16n Laramore Elizabeth N. 1850 -1917 16o Baby 16p Baby 16q Baby 16r Baby 16s Beggs Jess R. 1871 - 1919 16s Beggs Mary J. 1871 - 1951 In God's care 16t Carter Andrew 16u Carter M.B. Dec 24 1845 - Sep 17 1918 16v Carter Tensee A. Jul 12 1852 - Apr 22 1957 wife of M.B. She was a kind and affectionate wife. A fond mother and a friend to all 16w Carter Ida Jan 21 1875 - Aug 15 1944 A tender mother and a faithful friend 16w Carter William J. Nov 13 1869 - Aug 2 1944 He was much loved by God and man 16x Carter Leora Aug 10 1911 - Apr 21 1945 wife of K.E. Far off thou art but ever high, I have thee still and I rejoice 16y Carter Kermit 1911 - 1959 Our loving husband and father 17a West Howard Lee Jun 16 1928 - Aug 24 1991 wed July 30 1947 PFC US Army WWII Thornton FH 17a West Maurne Jan 11 1931 17b West Wesley L. Jan 28 1901 - Apr 27 1971 17b Carter Nellie West Jul 5 1904 - May 15 1986 In loving memory 17c West Hester Dec 15 1899 - Jul 29 1921 17d Stephenson Alia Lee Apr 2 1898 - Sep 22 1904 d/o E.D. & M.M. 17e Townsend Georgia Dec 6 1878 - Jan 17 1952 Asleep in Jesus 17f Townsend W.E. Sep 10 1873 - Feb 12 1951 Asleep in Jesus 17h Townsend Maggie E. Jan 12 1903 - Jun 8 1915 A light from our household gone. A voice we loved stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts that never can be filled 17g Townsend Harl May 24 1917 - Sep 1 1934 Weep not father and mother for I am waiting in glory for thee 17i Swinford Thomas Jan 2 1852 - May 7 1886 Life's work well done. He rests in peace. (white marble headstone) 17j Johnston Mary Elizabeth Oct 24 1857 - Oct 9 1925 Weep not for she is not dead but sleepth (Swinford, Daves)(white marble headstone) 17k Pinion Baby 17l Pinion Baby 17m Pinion Baby 17o Townsend Raymond Kelsie Nov 23 1926 - Apr 24 1981 US Army WWII space 17p Carter Ozie 1906 - 1906 Thornton FH Marker attached to conrete slab 17p Carter Ozro 1906 - 1906 Thornton FH Marker attached to conrete slab 17q Townsend Doris 1928 - 1950 At rest 17r Bonds Beulah Oct 21 1911 - Sep 15 1998 52 years wedded bliss 17r Bonds Tommy Feb 22 1904 - Aug 18 1979 They built a monument of love in the hearts of all who new them 17s Vines Hazel M. Jul 17 1917 - Mar 10 1997 track dividing cemetery
18a Abernathy Lincoln L. Mar 26 1909 - Dec 31 1973 18a Abernathy Zeiler Mar 8 1912 - Mar 30 2001 18b Abernathy James Matthew Jan 26 1982 - Dec 2 2001 18c headstone illegible 18d headstone illegible 18e Abernathy James "Bill" Aug 14 1896 - Mar 24 1981 18e Abernathy Lydia N. Jan 12 1911 - Jun 3 1963 In loving memory 18f Fulton Effie 1894 - 1975 In loving memory 18f Fulton Pulchary Feb 11 1852 - Jan 10 1909 18g Fulton Jerome B. 1879 - 1962 18h Fulton Vera Mar 17 1896 - Sep 9 1935 18i Fulton Daniel Jun 17 1843 - Sep 4 1901 18j Fulton Loretta May 26 2892 - Oct 5 1893 18k Townsend Howard Sep 25 1912 - Oct 4 1987 18k Townsend Billy Gene Nov 13 1957 - Feb 3 1983 18k Townsend Elsie Aug 19 1919 - Apr 2 1975 18l reserved 18m reserved 18n Beggs Richard 1896 - 1967 18o Beggs Billy Gerald Nov 18 1934 - Sep 1986 18p Beggs Jewel Dean Sep 28 1930 - Jun 19 1934 18q fieldstone 18r fieldstone 18s concrete block 18t Carter Eutaretha Sep 11 1915 - Sep 27 1915
19a Gibbs Ocus Mar 25 1910 - May 31 1987 19a Gibbs Marie Apr 24 1915 - Oct 28 1946 In loving memory 19b base 19b Claude base 19c fieldstone 19d broken 19e fieldstone 19f fieldstone 19g reserved LRB 19h reserved LRB 19i reserved LRB 19j reserved LRB 19k reserved LRB 19l Smith Marie Jul 31 1927 - Apr 12 2001 Thornton 19l Smith Carl J. Apr 3 1923 19m Beggs Lester Ray Sep 6 1936 - Mar 9 1937 Darling we miss thee 19n Beggs John 1899 - 1983 19n Beggs Jossie 1898 - 1963 19o Carter Garland 1907- 1915 In loving memory 19p Carter Berry 1886 - 1975 Together forever 19p Carter Bobbie 1888 - 1956 19q Stovall Florence Dec 1913 - Jun 1987 19q Stovall Felbert 1908 -1975
20a Laramore Ella Oct 2 1876 - Jan 22 1918 wife of Chris Laramore 20b Ferguson Dovie Rosetta Baker 1897 - 1923 Mother At Rest in Jesus 20c Baker Montie 1907 - 1911 20d Baker Jeffie 1890 - 1890 20e Baker Gertrude 1895 - 1896 20f ?Rantin infant of Lucy & Andrew 20g ?Rantin Infant of Lucy & Andrew
21a Matzke Ida Mae Jul 12 1914 - Nov 8 1995 21b Keeley Rose Ann Jun 31 1926 - Dec 8 1998 Our precious mother and grandmother
22a Townsend Cleo Plyler Oct 6 1920 - Apr 30 1997 22a Townsend Thomas Herbert Apr 3 1921 - Aug 1 1998 PVT US Army WWII Mason emblem
Lone Valley Church of God.
Located 1½ miles east of Sims on Highway 88. There were church services held at this location and across the road before the cemetery became established.
Saturday, June 2, 2001 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
MOUNT IDA -- Alice O. ABERNATHY, age 89, of Mount Ida died Wednesday. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with interment in the Lone Valley Cemetery at Sims.
Friday, March 29 1996 The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
MOUNT IDA - The Rev. Jodie ANDERSON, 85, of Mount Ida died Thursday, March 28, 1996, at a Mount Ida nursing home. Born April 18, 1910, in Olny, Okla., to Thomas and Ada Carr Anderson, he was a retired minister and member of Prairie Grove Church of God. He was predeceased by his wife, Retha Kinsey Anderson. Survivors include four sons, Leon Anderson of Bryant, Ray Anderson of Hot Springs, Bob Anderson of Sims and Lloyd Anderson of Mount Ida; a brother, Leo Anderson of Riddle, Ore.; a sister, Lida Summit of Mount Ida; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lone Valley Church of God with the Rev. Marcus Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 12 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are by Thornton Funeral Home, Mount Ida. Submitted by Doug Anderson. Sept 2001
July 3 2000 Montgomery County News
Clara Maye BAKER, 71, of Sims, passed away in her home on July 5, 2000. She was born on August 6, 1928 in Ozark, to the late Joe Whisenhunt and the late Emma Elder Whisemhunt. She was preceded in death by one son Dale Vines, two brothers Witt Whisenhunt and Woodrow Whisenhunt and one sister Lorene Vines. Survivors are her husband Victor Baker, one son Douglass Vines, two sisters Allie Vines and Eula Fae Blackburn, one brother Doyle Whisenhunt and three grandchildren Amanda, Adam and Courtney. Graveside service was at the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims. With Bro. Dee Goss and Silas Breashears officiating. Services were July 8, under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.
Herbert E. CHAMBERS
Mount Ida - Services for Herbert E. Chambers, 51, who died Nov. 2, 1981, in Rescue, California, will be 2 p.m. today at the Lone Valley Church of God at Sims with Rev. Jody Anderson officiating. Pallbeares will be G. M. Forga, Bob Forga, Wayne Hopper, Bob Dillard, Junior Buxton, Carl Beggs and Larry Thornton. Burial will be in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
April 14, 2001 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
SIMS -- Marie BEGGS, 73, of Sims, died Thursday, April, 12, 2001.
Funeral services for Mrs. Beggs are 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Lone Valley Church of God with burial at Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims, Ark. Family visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
Montgomery County News 1990
Alonzo Hardy CARTER
Alonzo Hardy Carter, 83, of Story, died Thursday, Oct 4, 1990 at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1907 in Sims, the son of Bill Carter and Ida Rowe Carter. He had been a resident of Montgomery County for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a Protestant. Survivors include his daughter, Elth V. Woods of Story; a sister, Elsie Booth of Hot Springs; two grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Oct 6, at 2 p.m. at Lone Valley Cemetery with the Rev. Kennith Carter officiating. Burial was in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
Montgomery County News 1987
Grace Carter, 77, of Mount Ida died Sunday, July 19, at her home. Mrs. Carter was born September 18, 1909 in Murfreesboro to the late Clarence Standerfer and Lina McDaniel. Mrs. Carter had been a resident of the area most of her life, She was a housewife and a Baptist. Survivors include: her husband, Alonzo Carter of Mt Ida; one daughter, Eltha V. Woods of Story; three sisters, Ann Ralfiff of Mount Ida, Ruby Blair of Story and Lois Smith of Mount Pleasant, Texas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Services were conducted Tuesday, July 21 at 3 p.m. at the Lone Valley Church of God with the Reverend Kenneth Carter officiating. Pallbearers were; Bobby Irons, Glen Irons, Jimmy Blair, Duane Carter, Donny Blair and Ulyses Carter. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thorton Funeral Services of Mount Ida.
February 24 2000 Montgomery County News
Morris Carl CARTER, 77, of Mount Ida, AR, died February 20, 2000, in his home. He was born January 11, 1923, in Sims to the late Berry Carter and the late Bobbie McKinney Carter. Carter was a member and deacon of the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims, a WWII veteran, and retired from Rockwell International in Tulsa, OK. Survivors include: his wife Winona Gibbs Carter; two sons, Clay Carter of Bartlesville, OK and Ron Carter of Choctaw, OK; one step son, Tommy Trap of the home; four grandchildren...., ; one sister Dessie.... of Tulsa, Ok; and one brother, Jimmy Carter of Sims. Pallbearers were: I.J. McKinney, Kent Carter, Billy Whisenhunt, Russell Whisenhunt, Donald Ray Stovall and Bill Daniels. Services were Tuesday, February 22, at 2; pm at the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims with Bro. Willis Summitt officiating. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
November 17 1981 Tuesday The Sentinel -Record, Hot Springs,, AR.
Mount Ida -William Austin Carter, 76, of Sims, died Mon., Nov. 16, 1981, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was a native and life resident of Montgomery County , a retired
U. S. Forest Service employee and a member of the Lone Valley Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Carter of Sims; three daughters, Fannie Booth and Bonnie Irons, both of Mount Ida, and Frances Irons of Story; one stepson, Howard Lee West of Story; one stepdaughter, Betty Shaw of Hot
Springs; one brother, Alonzo Carter of Story; two sisters, Elsie Booth of Hot Springs and Hattie Goodner of Heavener, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wed. in the Lone Valley Church of God with
burial in Lone Valley Cemetery by Thornton Funeral Service of Mount Ida.
August 11 1989 The Oklahoma
Gary Michael FORGA, 38, of Oklahoma City. Post Office employee, died Aug. 9, 1989. Survivors include his mother, Mary Forga, of AR; sisters, Johnnie ..., of Oklahoma City and Norma ..., of Sims, AR; brother, Bobbie Ray Forga, of Del City. Burial to be Saturday in Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims, AR.
August 24, 2000 Montgomery County News
Bobbie Ray FORGA age 65 of Oden, passed away in a Hot Springs hospital on August 16, 2000. He was born on April 28, 1935 in Malden to the late Herman Forga and Mary Baggs Forga. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Michael Forga, and one sister Johnnie Dale Burton. Survivors: ,other Mary Baggs Forga, wife Mary Forga, two sons Rick Forga and Michael Forga, one daughter Debbie Wills, two step sons Keith Collier and Gary Dean Collier, and one step daughter Kennetha Ann Clayton, one sister Norma Chambers, fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were Saturday, August 19 at the Lone Valley Church of the God with bro. David Birdsong officiating and burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
August 10, 2000 Montgomery County News
Judy (Beggs) HARBER, 45, of Fort Smith, passed away in a Fort Smith Hospital August 6, 2000. She was born on January 5, 1955 in Sims, to the late Thomas Beggs and Birtie Carter Beggs. Survivors include her mother Birtie Mae Carter Beggs her husband Dennis Harber, two sons Blandon Deen and Hansel Deen, two sisters Jewell Taylor of Pine Ridge and Deborah Rodreguez of Sims, three brothers Jerry Beggs of Chula, Ogene Beggs of Dardanelle and Harry Beggs of Sims; mother and father-in-law Jerolene and Thurman Harber three sister-in-laws Linda Beggs, Harriett Beggs and Nina Beggs; one brother-in-law Delmar and one daughter-in-law Duyeen Deen and one grandson, Kalin Ngynn.. The services were at the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims, Wednesday August 9, with Bro. Doyle Whisenhunt officiating. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.
March 7, 2002 Montgomery County News
John D. HARVEY, 25, of Glenwood, Arkansas, died Thursday, February 28, 2002. He was born July 13, 1976 in Hot Springs. He is preceded in death by his father John E. Harvey; and his grandfather, Thurman Vines. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ophelia and Bill Lambert of Glenwood; paternal grandparents, Fred and Arelene Harvey of ..., and maternal grandmother, Allie Vines of Mount Ida. Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. in the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Church with Elders Greg Hudson and Woody Larson officiating. Interment was in the Lone Valley Cemetery, at Sims under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, 209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood. Guest registry is at www.davissmithfuneralhome.com Pallbearers were Tony Tankersley, Jeff Morphew, Josh Cubbage, Robert Yager, Jeremiah Gould, Steve Miller, Dean Miller, and Alan Boyd. Honorary pallbearers were Mitch Garrett, Bubba Hargrove, Calvin Stuart, Mark Minks, Wes Boyd, Justin Smith and, Bryan Davis.
Dec. 17, 1998 Montgomery County News
Rose Ann KEELEY, 72, of Sims, AR, died December 8, 1998, in a hHot Springs hospital. She was born January 31, 1926 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of the late Joseph Lobello and the late Italia Flavia Lobello. Keeley was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church of Mount Ida. She was Girl Scout leader for 31 years, Treasurer of the Auxiliary Unit #313 of the American Legion, and head cook at the Mount Ida Senior Center for six years. Survivors include: four daughters, ....., two sons..., 12 grandchildren...., and 12 great grandchildren. Services were Saturday, December 12, 1998, at 12:00 pm at the All Saints Catholic Church with Father Emanuel officiating. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims.
Published in the Arkansas Gazette - Little Rock, Arkansas - June 2, 1969
DE QUEEN - George M. LUNDRY, aged 79, of Lockesburg (Sevier County) died Friday. He was a retired lumberman and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife: four sons, George Lundry of Texas, Ed Lundry of Pine Bluff, Allen Joe Lundry of Georgia and Frank Lundry of California; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. Smith or Oregon, Mrs. W. A. Ellis and Mrs. Al Borba, both of California, Mrs. Martin Seals of Ashdown and Mrs. Willie Hickman of Arizona; a brother, Dave Lundry of Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Turner Hampton of Missouri, 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lockesburg Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lone Valley Cemetery at Sims at 2 p.m. by Wilkerson Funeral Service.
Aug. 10, 2000 Montgomery County News
Mirl PHILLIPS, 77, of Mena, passed away, Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in his home. Mr. Phillips was born March 3, 1923 in Lake City, to the late Marvin Phillips and the late Bertha Beck Phillips. He was untied in marriage on August 24, 1952 in Los Angeles, California to Mary Hamilton. Mr. Phillips was of the Baptist Faith, a member of Neptune Masonic Lodge #619 Long Beach, California and a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Shelby Phillips and one sister Myrtle Taylor.. Mr Phillips is survived by: his wife Mary Phillips, of Mena, two daughters and sons inn law ...., two sons...., one sister..., eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Graveside services were held August 3, in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims with James Scott officiating. Interment was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
April 13, 2000 Montgomery County News
Weldon (Punkin) STOVELL, 71 of Sims, passed away on April 5, 2000 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born on November 13, 1928 to the late Jeff Stovall and the late Epsie Beggs Stovall in Sims. He was preceded in death by a son Don Stovall and a grand-daughter Lisa Baker. Survivors are three sons Danny Stovall, and Bobby Stovall both of Sims, and Billy Stovall of Mount Ida, two daughters Connie..., and Karen,,,,. both of Sims, three brothers Carril Stovall, Helton Stovall, and Edward Stovall all of Sims, and one sister Ina Marie Plyer of Glenwood, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were April 6, at the Lone Valley Church of God and burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims, with the Bros. Rowland and Willis Summitt officiating and under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.
Sep. 10. 1998 Montgomery County News
Former Sims native Herbert "T.H." TOWNSEND, 77, of Weatherford, TX, died Wednesday, August 19, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital. Born April 3, 1921, in Sims, he had been a resident of Weatherford for many years. He was a retired aircraft machinist and was a member of the South Side Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Townsend. Survivors include one daughter Anna Lee...., of Greensville, TX and Bill Townsend of Weatherford, TX; one sister Ova Stovall of Dinuba, CA; five grandchildren and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 23, 1998, at 2:00 pm, in the Lone Valley Baptist Church in Sims. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel of Weatherford was in charge of the arrangements.
March 1964 Montgomery County News
Vander TOWNSEND of Fort Worth, Texas, a former resident of Montgomery County, passed away March 8, 1964, at the age of 67 years, in a Veterans Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He leaves to mourn his wife, Mrs. Larcaley (Stovall) Townsend: two daughters, Mrs. Zona Whisenhunt of Sims; Mrs, Maggie McKelroy of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Mr. Raymond K. Townsend of Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Stovall of Bethel, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ollie Summitt of Washington State; Mrs. Lavada Qualls of Sims, and Mrs. Ova Stovall of Dinuba, California; two brothers, Mr. Howard Townsend of Sims; and Herbert Townsend of Weatherford, Texas; six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He became a member of Lone Valley Church of God at an early age. Funeral Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at Lone Valley Church by Brother Arthur Breashears, assisted by Brother Jodie Anderson. Song service directed by Ervin Summitt with Nolene Summit as Pianist. Burial was in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of White's Funeral Home of Weatherford, Texas; assisted by the Kelly Funeral Home of Mt. Ida. Pallbearers were Mr. Maynard Gray, Mr. Gordon Summit, Houston Summit Eugene Summitt, Darrell Plyler and Grover Stovall. Submitted by Doug Anderson.
Sep. 21. 2000 Montgomery County News
Thurman F. VINES, 91, of Mount Ida, passed away on September 12, 2000 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born on January 17, 1909 in Sims to the late John and Lester Ophelia Vines. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Johnny Vines and Bobby Joe Vines and one daughter, Linda Smith, and one grandson Randy Smith. He was married to Allie Whisenhunt Vines on April 19, 1941 they were married 59 years. Survivors: wife Allie Whisenhunt Vines, one son Jerry Vines and one daughter Ophelia Lambert, four grandsons John Harvey, Alan Vines, Steven Vines, Neil Lambert and one granddaughter Laura Vines and three great grandchildren. Services were Thursday, September 14, at the Lone Valley Church of God on Sims with Bro. Jim Lambert officiating and burial the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida. Pallbearers were Bill Smith, Howard Turner, Bird Vines, Jimmy Vines, Gary Vines and Larry Vines.
Sep 16, 1999 Montgomery County News
Woodrow Ben WHISENHUNT, 82, of Sims, AR, died September 11, 1999, in Hot Springs hospital. He was born November 9, 1916, in Sims, to the late Joseph Whisenhunt and the late Emma Elder Whisenhunt. He was proceeded in death by his parents, one brother Witt Whisenhunt, and one sister, Lorene Whisenhunt Vines. Survivors include his wife Zona Whisenhunt, one daughter ..., one brother Doyle Whisenhunt..., three sisters Allie Vines of Mount Ida, Clara Baker of Sims and Elua Faye Blackburn of Mount Ida and three grandsons Doug Anderson of Hot Springs, Darin Anderson of Fort Smith and Davin Anderson of Hot Springs. Graveside service were at 11:000 AM on Monday, September 13, 1999, at Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims with Rev. Dee Goss officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Here lies an awful liar,
his tales were really trying,
Death did not reform him,
here he is still lying.