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James Duel HACKWORTH, 35, son of Henry Hacksorth of Rt. 2, killed in auto accident. PSH March 30, 1950 (taken from IN THE LONG AGO, Mar 26, 1998)

Jewel James HACKWORTH, 46, Sevanwick, Ill.. PSH 19 SEP 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH 17 Sep 1998)

CYRIL VERL HAGAR, 62, of Corning, d. Mar 15, 1998 in Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould. He was born Nov 13, 1936 in Corning, and a son of Rufus Floyd and Louise Martha Perryman Hagar. Married Donna Jean Miller Mar 22, 1984 in Corning. Buried in Corning Cemetery. PSH MAR 19, 1998

WALTER LOUIS HAGAR
FAYETTEVILLE -- Walter Louis Hagar, 87, of Fayetteville died May 4, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Randolph County to John T. and Friney Hornbuckle Hagar. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #584 and was a supervisor for the Iron Workers. Survivors include two sons, Donald G. Hagar of Antioch, Calif., and Carl Hagar of Iberia, Mo.; four daughters, Wilma Crow of Lake Stevens, Wash., Ladonna Johnson of Lake Head, Calif., and Nancy Burke Hagar and Barbara Snodgrass, both of Fayetteville; one brother, Earl Hagar of Bakersfield, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. (NWAR Morning News)
Submitted by: RCRFLOYD

MELVA JANE HALEY, 60, of Maynard, died Oct. 4, 1998, at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1937 in Detroit, MI, a dau of the late Edith (Stevens) Warman and the late Wiley Warman. Buried at Maynard Cemetery with McNabb Funeral Home in charge. PSH Oct 8, 1998

Nancy Evelyn Haley of St. Louis died Jan. 28 1993 in Barnes Hospital, there. She was born October 10 1922 in the Palestine Community in Randolph County, a daughter of Henry B. and Ida Eldora McMillion Haley, She is survived by two sisters: Zelma Harrison and Cindia Smith of St. Louis. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, Sunday, with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery, with McNabb Funeral Home in charge. Submitted by Darla Hopper.

OPAL LORRAINE HALL, 83, of Delaplaine, died Nov. 21, 1998 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould. She was born May 2, 1915 in Delaplaine, a dau of the late Clade and Mollie Rooker. Her husband, Tomes H. Hall preceded her in death. She was buried in Jones Ridge Cemetery near Delaplaine under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. of Paragould. PSH Nov. 26, 1998

Ben G. HALLIBURTON, 78, of Pocahontas, d. Jan 19, 1998; b. in Tuckerman Sep 25, 1919; son of late Benjamin and Ozella Davis Halliburton; WWII vet;; wife Verneil Halliburton. PSH Jan 22, 1998

Jesse J. HALLMARK, 80, of Cash, died Aug 21, 1997; b. in Peach Orchard Apr 1, 1917; resided most of life in Cash area; wife Onita I. Hallmark. PSH August 28, 1997

Dave Hambrick, aged 65, was found dead in bed at his home near Biggers. He was a prominent citizen of Cherokee Bay. PSH Dec 9, 1926 (taken from In the Long, Long Ago, Dec. 3, 1998)

James Harmon Hamilton, 96 of 508 Bluff, Pacahontas, passed away Saturday in Randolph Home.  He was born Feb.16, 1886 in Randolph County, a son of the late Joseph Tillman and Lillie May Hiatt Hamilton.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs.. Ethel Penn Hamilton of Pocahontas; two sons, John Hamilton of Dittmer, Mo., and Marshall Hamilton of Rockford, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Notra Wilson of Rt.. 2, Pocahontas, Mrs. Beulah Dunn of Pacahontas, and Mrs. Opal Bates and Mrs. June Teasdale of Rockford, Ill.; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.  Submitted by Cathy Powell.

L. C. HANCOCK, 66, of Pocahontas, died Sept. 29, 1998, at his residence. He was born Aug 26, 1932, in Fontaine, the son of the late Leon and Ella (Hudson) Hancock. He was married to Mary Jo Martin on June 4, 1949 in Light, who survives him. He is buried in Lorado Cemetery at Fontaine. PSH Oct 1, 1998

Mrs. Vanita Elizabeth Hand, 71 of Reyno, passed away last Thursday in Randolph County Medical Center.  She was born 11/7/1911 near Biggers; a daughter of the late Redden and SallyRobinson Johnston.  She is survived by 2 sons, William Lavelle Hand, of Route 3, Pocahontas; and John Michael Hand of Route 2, Pocahontas; a brother Thomas Johnston of St. Charles, Mo.; 5 sisters.  Mrs. Feral Dimitrov of Walnut Ridge, mrs. Vela Dimitrov of Jonesboro, Mrs. Marie Lindsey of Pocahontas, Mrs. Thelma Purdy of Nacagdochas, Texas and Mrs. Georgia Grisson of Whitney, Texas; and 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Cecil Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery with McNabbs in charge. Pallbearers were Howard Hill, R. H. Graham, Jerry, Richard and Billy Joe Lindsey and Randy Johnston.  PSH 5/26/1983.  Submitted by Deb Roy.

LAURA BLINDA HANEY, 78, of O'kean died at her home Friday Oct. 4,1968. She was born in Pocahontas, on December 17,1889 a daughter of the late William and Jessie Pratt Gates. Mrs. Haney, widow of W.R. Haney, is survived by 2 sons Fred Haney of Lancaster, Ca. and W.B. Haney of O'kean; 2 daughters Zilphia Woodard of New Buffalo, Mich. and Bessie Robinson of Pocahontas; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. sunday in the O'kean Church of Christ with Cecil Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. Pocahontas Star Herald. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Man Killed at Sawmill...Noah HANEY, 24, was killed when he and Larry Mitchell were hauling logs for the sawmill. Mitchell is said to have unboomed the one chain which was holding the logs and two of the logs rolled off the truck and onto Haney, killing him instantly. PSH 19 SEP 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH 17 Sep 1998)

Vivian Irene Haney, 57, of O'kean passed away in Randolph County Medical Center, Monday Aug. 26, 1985. She was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Randolph Co. a daughter of the late Zachary Taylor and Mary Elizabeth McCarty Foster. She is survived by her husband William Bennett Haney of the home ; 1 son William D. Haney of O'Kean ; 1 daughter Linda Farmer of O'Kean ; 6 brothers Earl Foster of Walnut Ridge, Darrell Foster of N. Little Rock ,Jack Foster of Pocahontas, Troal Foster of N. Hollywood Calif., Wayne Foster of Pixley, Calif. and Jason Foster of Salem.; 3 sisters Bessie Cotter of Viola, Rosie Ford of Pocahontas and Mary Lou Roberts of Paragould; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M. Wednesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Stan Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.Pallbearers were Sonny Ford, Jerry Ogden, Phil Futrell, Robert Sorg, Paul Morris and C.W. Carter. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

WILLIAM ROBERT HANEY, age 66, prominent resident of O'kean, died at his home Jan. 28, 1952. He was born in West Plains, Mo.,but had made his home in Randolph County for a number of years. Funeral services were conducted at the O'kean Church of Christ at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, by Bro. Frank Rogers of Marmaduke. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. He leaves his wife Mrs. Laura Haney of O'kean; 2 sons Fred Haney of Delans ,Ca. and William B. Haney of Okean; 2 daughters Zilphia Woodard of Buffalo, Wis. and Mrs. A.A. Robinson of Pocahontas; 1 brother Harrison Haney of O'kean; 1 half-brother C.A.Hays of Walnut Ridge. Pocahontas Star Herald.  Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Mrs. Jeanie HARMON, 63, O'Kean., PSH Jan 26, 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Jan 22, 1998)

William Lee HARNDEN, 46, d. in Norfolk VA hospital Thursday. PSH July 27, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, July 23, 1998)

THOMAS EUGENE HARPER, 79, of 605 Gregory St., Pocahontas, a former resident of Maynard, died Tuesday, Feb. 15,2000, at St. Bernards Retional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 3, 1920, near Stokes, a son of the late George Thomas and Laura Mae (Davis) Harper. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Nancy Lucille Kerley Harper, and brothers, Calvin and Clifford Harper, also preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Clifford Harper and Gary Harper, both of Jonesboro; three daughters, Mae Samons of Maynard, Bonnie Rickman of Pocahontas and Carolyn Harper of Jonesboro; three sisters, Mable Daniels of DeSoto, MO.; Aldine Davis of Pocahontas and Mazie Thompson of Humboldt, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Danny Wells and Gary Buxton officiating. Burial followed in Maynard Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rob, Tim and Ben Samons, Luke and Louis Bergman, and Anthony (Tony) and Tracy Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were Olan Samons, Jerry Daniels and Charley Thompson. Memorials may be made to the Maynard Cemetery Fund or the Harper Cemetery Fund. PSH FEB. 24, 2000.

Heather Dawn Hart, 4-day-old dau of Ronnie and Janet Mitchell Hart, Pocahontas, PSH Dec.12, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 10, 1998)

Marshall R. HART, 51, of Ravenden Springs; d. May 28, 1998; b. in Kingston, SC; son of late Marshall and Bernice Hanna Hart; wife - Gail Hart of Ravenden Springs. PSH June 4, 1998

Mrs. Ouida Edna HART, 80, Walnut Ridge. PSH May 30, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH May 28, 1998)

Charles Holman HARTLEY, 73, Marianna, PSH Jan 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Jan 29, 1998)

W.H. Harwell, IL, 22, Tallahassee, FL, PSH Jan 2, 1975 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 31, 1998)

M. V. HATCHETT, 70, Clinton, PSH Dec 20, 1973 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Dec 18, 1997)

Alma Dean HATLEY, the two year old daughter of M/M Hector Hatley, died February 2, She is survived by the parents, two brothers and a sister. PSH Feb 12, 1931

Fred HAWKINS, aged 87, died at his home on Rt. 1, Imboden, Jan 24., PSH Feb 2, 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Jan 29, 1998)

Margaret HAWKINS, 77, of Pocahontas, died Apr 20, 1998 at Randolph Co Medical Center, Pocahontas. b. Paynesville MO, m. Marvin Hawkins. PSH, April 23, 1998

Flora F. HAWKS, 42, of Little Rock, dau of Byron L. Hawks & Nan Crawford Reid Hawks. PSH, May 21, 1998

Mrs. Mildred Pearline Hayes, 66, of 1106 Jones, Pocahontas, died at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1991. She was born Jan. 18, 1925, at Sharum, a daughter of the late Cecil and Martha Ann (Gates) Rowe. She is survived by her husband, Willis Hayes of the home; two daughters, Bonnie Collins of Pocahontas and Brenda Bagwell of Brookland; a sister, Vida Goodrum of Pocahontas; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Skaggs Church of Christ with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens with McNabb in charge. Pallbearers were Dewrell Flanigan, Gene Bonds, Gene Caldwell, Clifton Brown, Bill Gay and Russell Winebaugh. Submitted by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Mrs. Ada Haynes, born near Sanders, died Nov. 6. PSH Nov. 25, 1926 (taken from In the Long, Long Ago, PSH Nov 19, 1998)

Carl Edward HAYNES, 51, of Pocahontas, d. Aug 23, 1998, at his residence. He was b. May 16, 1947, near O'Kean, a son of the late Harrison Wesley and Agnis Lorene (Collins) Haynes. Buried in Sharum Cemetery. PSH Aug 27, 1998.

DAILEY HAYNES, 74, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 24, 1998, at his residence. Born Jan 24, 1924 in Pocahontas, he was a son of the late Charles and Maggie (French) Haynes. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Ingram Haynes and is bured in Masonic Cemetery. PSH Dec. 3, 1998 ...... CORRECTION...... In the obituary of Dailey Haynes published in last week's PSH, is was reported that his mother was Maggie French Haunes. However, his mother's maiden name was Maggie DEAN. PSH Dec. 10, 1998.

FREEDA ESTELEE HAYNES, 7 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Fred Haynes of this city died Monday Jan. 25,1932 following a short illness with diphtheria. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church here Tuesday. Rev. F.W Varner conducted the services. Interment was made in Masonic Cemetery. ( Note: Freeda was the grandaughter of James A. and Ora V. Pratt Haynes ) Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

George Wiley HAYNES, aged 68, passed away at his home in Pocahontas Sunday afternoon following a long illness. He was born August 26, 1883, a son of the late James D. and Angeline Haynes. He was reared in the Shiloh community and was married to Leota Arnold on January 3, 1909. The were the parents of five children, three of whom survive. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes made their home at Day for about 18 years, but had resided in Pocahontas for the past few years. He was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church in Pocahontas Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. W. Harry Hunt. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Mathews of Memphis and Mrs. Paul Cooper of Elizabeth, LA; a son, J. D. Haynes; four brothers, Duke of Etowah, Jess of Lepanto, Monroe of Bay and Jim of Pocahontas; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Bowers of Pocahontas and Mrs. J. T. Clements of Jonesboro. PSH March 20, 1947

J.D. HAYNES, another good citizen of Randolph County, died at his home in Pocahontas last Friday night(June 16,1922) after an illness extending over a period of many months. He was 72 years of age and of his immediate family leaves a wife, six sons and 2 daughters. He also has four brothers and one sister still living. "Uncle Jim", as he was familiarly called, was born in Nagadoces, Texas September 30,1849. In early manhood he moved to Craighead County Arkansas where he was married to Miss Angeline Culberhouse in 1872. He moved to Randolph County about the year 1874and settled near Shiloh Baptist Church where he lived a rrespected citizen until about 8 years ago when he moved to Pocahontas. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized into Shiloh Church in 1876 and has since held membership there. If he had lived one more day, he and his beloved companion would have celebrated their Golden Wedding. The remains were laid to rest at Shiloh Sunday, services being conducted by Rev. W.R. McEwen, pastor of Pocahontas Baptist Church, in the presence of a large crowd, which had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the good man. Taken from the June 23, 1922  Pocahontas Star Herald. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

William Lee "Milas" Haynes, 57, Pocahontas, PSH Nov. 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Mrs. Amanda Jane Hays, 85, of 2684 North Main street, died at 6:40 a.m. today in the Decatur and Macon County Hospital. Mrs. Hays had been a resident of Decatur 25 years, coming here from Walnut Ridge, Ark. She was born in Carter county, Kentucky. She leaves her husband, Frank, three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Wade, Walnut Ridge; Mrs. Jennie Songer, Muse Okla., and Mrs. Lilly Fullington, Decatur; two sons by a previous marriage, John Diles, Hot Springs, Ark. and Quint Diles, Decatur; one sister Mrs. Lennie Nelson, Greenup, KY., and 20 grandchildren. The body is at Moran's funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be in Arkansas. June 28, 1945 Decatur, IL Review. Contributed by Paul E. Diles. Mrs. Hays was the wife of Paul's grand-uncle.

Mrs. Alta Grace HAYTER, 72 of Sedalia, MO. PSH 22 Aug 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Aug 20, 1998)

PAUL EUGENE HATFIELD, 80, of St. Ann, MO, a former resident of Pocahontas, died Oct. 26, 1998, at his residence there. Born March 16, 1918, in Walnut Ridge, he was a son of the late Barney Luther and Flora (Meridith) Hatfield. He was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Oma Murphy Hatfield. He is buried in Masonic Cemetery. PSH Oct 29, 1998

MARY MAGDALEEN EVANS HEARN, 83, of Collinsville, OK, died Oct. 20, 1998, at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. Born in Parsons, TN on Aug. 24, 1915, she was a dau of the late Madison Franklin and Estella Hayes Evans. She was married to Ora Hassell Hearn on Aug. 10, 1933, in Lexington, TN, who preceded her in death. She is buried in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Poplar Bluff, MO. PSH Oct 29, 1998

Clyde HEARON, well-known colored man, d. Marked Tree, Feb 6. PSH Feb 16, 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Feb 12, 1998)

Robert Lee HEFNER, age 74, of Bono, d. Apr 14, 1998 at St. Bernards Reg. Med. Ctr in Jonesboro, b. Jul 19, 1924 in Fontaine, son of George Washingtron & Lulu Mae (Songer) Hefner, m. Hazel Trotter (1) and Rachel Lena Romans Neal (2). PSH, April 23, 1998

OLEVIA L. HELMS, 94, of Doniphan, MO, died Oct. 28, 1998 in Ripley County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1904 at Supply. She was married to James Clyde Helms October 19, 1921 at Maynard. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1977. She is buried in Ingram Cemetery. PSH Nov. 5, 1998.

Raymond Russell HELMS, son of M/M J.W. Helms of near Shannon, was born September 20, 1915 and died February 7, 1931. Funeral services were conducted by REv. Shoffitt at the Sharum cemetery, where the body was laid to rest. PSH Feb 12, 1931.

BETTY H. HENDERSON died Aug 3, 1998. She was the wife of Richard Carrington Henderson of Ballwin, MO and is buried in Bourbon Cemetery.

Word was received of death in Frankfurt, Germany of Clay H. HENDERSON, 33, American Vice-Consul to Germany. PSH June 22, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH June 18, 1998)

HELEN ELIZABETH HENDERSON, 90, of Imboden, died September 18, 1998 at St. Bernards' Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born May 4, 1998 in Tuckerman, she was a dau of the late Dr. Kenneth Kimberlin and Louananar Persons Kimberlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Henderson whom she married March 28, 1930, and she is buried in Hope Cemetery near Imboden, with McNabb Funeral Home in charge. PSH 24 Sep 1998

Mrs. Katherine E. HENDERSON, aged 81, died at her home here Tuesday after an illness that had extended over a long period of time. Funeral services were held at Masonic Cemetery Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in that burying ground. Rev. J. M. Harrison, pastor of Pocahontas Methodist Church, conducted funeral services. The deceased was one of the oldest living pioneers of this section. She was the mother of the late Atty. Clarence Henderson of this city and of Edgar Henderson, now living in St. Louis. PSH Feb 12, 1931

Aged Ravenden Resident buried near Portia....Riley B. HENRY, one of Lawrence County's oldest residents, died Monday, December 28, at Ravenden. He was 91 and a retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Davis of Ravenden, Mrs. Rosie Hirsch of Hillsboro, Mo.; a son, George Henry of Oakley, California. Rev. George McGhehey conducted funeral services Wednesday, December 30, at 1:30 at the Ravenden Baptist Church. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery near Portia under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service. From the Imboden Journal, Thursday, January 7, 1954. Submitted by Tina.

Harry Huston HENSLEY, 82, Biggers, PSH Feb 21, 1975 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Feb 19, 1998)

Discouraged and dejected after spending five days in the county jail , EARL HENSON of Ravenden, held on a murder charge, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell last Friday. Henson, who lived near Ravenden in Sharp county, was arrested, Mar. 1 following the fatal shooting of Cleo Case and the wounding of Al King in a melee near Ravenden in Randolph County. He said he shot Case and King with a shotgun in an altercation following a drinking party. The three, with Hensons wife and father had been driving around drinking liquor, according to the story, and the fight started when they reached a point three miles north of Ravenden in this county. Sheriff Thompson, accompanied by Duputies Vergil Pace and Wm Russell and Revenue Officer L.B. Sallee, went to Hensons home and placed him under arrest. He was brought to Pocahontas on Monday and incarcerated in the local jail. Friday afternoon when Dupty Pace went to the jail whith Hensons supper he found the prisoner hanging from his cell door, suspended with a length of bailing wire that had been taken from a coal bucket in the cell. He had been dead for about two hours. Sherriff Thompson said that Henson had apparently tied the wire around his neck and climbed the cell door, fastened the wire to the top of the cage and jumped or fallen off the door. His neck was broken, according to coroner McNabb. The body was taken to a cemetery near Ravenden Springs where it was buried. Henson is survived by a wife and four children. PSH March 11, 1937. Contributed by Sherry Henson.

Frank Laverne Herren, born March 26, 1935 in Pocahontas, Arkansas; died February 16 1978 in Howell Mi. Son of Hamil Brown Herren and Gladys Ella Baker Herren. Information taken from McDonald funeral home in Howell, MI. Submitted by Kim Herren.

Mrs. Gladys E. HERREN, 69, Howell, MI, from PSH files of Mar 28, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Mar 26, 1998)

Gladys Herren (Baker), daughter of William Wesley Baker; born March 2, 1905 in Pocahontas, Arkansas; died March 16, 1976 in Howell, Mi.; preceded in death by her husband Hamil Brown Herren. She had two sons, James Wesley Herren (Lois) and Frank Laverne Herren (Opal). She is buried in Howell, MI. Information taken from McDonald funeral home in Howell, MI. Submitted by Kim Herren.

Mrs. Neta Herren, 65, of Pocahontas passed away in Randolph County Nursing Home March 12,1970. She was born Dec. 27,1904 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucie Pratt Adams. She is survived by her husband Basil Herren; 1 daughter Evonna Presley of Pocahontas; 2 sisters Trellos Crawley of Reyno and Fannie Whittenburg of Pocahontas; 3 brothers Jesse Adams of Middlebrook, Norace Adams of Corning and Horace Adams of Grand Junction Az.; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 A.M. at Shannon Baptist church with Rev. Hubert Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Richwoods Cemetery. Pallbearers were Preston and Morris Adams, Marvin Hicks, Thatis Kirk, Kenny Darr aand Fred Smith. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Sallie M. ( PARKS ) HERREN: Sallie Maggie Park Herren, 80 of Datto, passed away Friday at Community Hospital, Paragould. A daughter of the late Otis and Laconia Robinson Parks, she was born Oct. 14, 1891, in Clay County. A member of the Calvary Baptist Church, she was married to Arthur Park, Nov. 10, 1907. He preceded her in death in 1935; also 2 sons , Galen Howard and Maurice Clyde preceded her in death. She was then married to Soula Herren, Dec. 3, 1967. In addition to her husband, who resides at Datto, she is survived by 3 sons, Hewitt Park of Naylor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ella Lee Cummings of Bishop, Calif., and Mrs. Eloise Lingle of Sikeston , Mo.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Wilson of Datto, Mrs Lyda Keith of Pocahontas and Mrs. Loraine Reid of St. Louis; 2 step- sons, Hubert Herren of Datto, and Jack Herren of St. Louis; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. Eulala Pence of St. Louis, Mrs. Alta Hedge of Holcomb, Mo., and Mrs. Agnes McGown of Modesto, Calif.; 31 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and a great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church, with burial following in Richwood Cemetery. Russel- Ermert Funeral Home. (I don't know when Sallie Maggie Park Herren's obit was published, but I believe that it was published in the Pocahontas Star Herald and judging by the death date it must have been about the 28 January 1972.) Contributed by Skip Wilson

Robert Lee Hicks, well-known Randolph County farmer, died at his home on Route 2, Nov. 1. PSH Nov. 9, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Shearl Elvin HICKS, 68, of Pocahontas, passed away in Doctors hospital, Little Rock on Aug 27, 1982. A retired barber, b. July 18 1914 in Clay County, a son of Uriah and Minnie Jenkins Hicks. Wife Julia Hicks and sons Gayland, Ronnie, Ricky, and Michael. PSH - Sep 2, 1982. Contributed by Mike Hicks

Wilma Eldora HICKS, 75, of Pocahontas, d. July 4, 1998; b. March 31, 1923 in Peach Orchard, dau of late Wiley and Mae (Vallance) Ricker; widow of John L. Hicks. PSH JULY 9, 1998

Jeff Hill, 80, Poplar Bluff, MO, PSH Nov. 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Lawnie Elmer HILL, 82, of Warm Springs, died Feb 5, 1998 at Piggott; b. Nov 26, 1915 in Ripley Co, MO, son of late Jim & Nancy Phillips Hill, WWII vet. Pocahontas Star Herald, February 19, 1998

Maxine Fern HILL, 76, of Ravenden Springs, d. June 9, 1998; dau of late Ethel Rose Price and Fred Davis. Husband, Ralph Hill. PSH JUNE 18, 1998

PAUL HILL, 77, of Supply, died at his residence Nov. 14, 1998. He was born March 13, 1921, in Bakersfield, CA, a son of the late Elmer Otis and Stella Mae Smith Hill. He was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Hill. He is buried in Pope Chapel Cemetery near Current View, MO. PSH Nov. 19, 1998.

Timothy Ray Hill, 38, of Nauvoo, Ala., died Monday, June 21, 1999.  He was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Pocahontas, a son of Clarence Hill of Pocahontas and the late Minerva Jarrett Hill.  In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Hill of Steele Mo.; two brothers, Larry HIll of Mountain Home and Gary Hill of El Dorado; his twin sister, Beverly Stone of Little.  Funeral services were June 24 in Cox-Waymon Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Hassell officiating.  Burial was in Jarrett Cemetery.  The VFW Post 4556 Honor Guard conducted military honors at the gravesite. Pallbearers were Scott Thielemier, Rick Meeks, Dickey, James, Arnold and John Jarrett and Tom Rice. PSH July 1, 1999.

"At his residence in Crawford county, on the 1st instant, at an advanced age, Maj. JOHN HINDS, formerly a member of the Territorial Legislature from Lawrence county. He was a native of Tennessee, but has been an estimable citizen of Arkansas for at least 10 or 15 years past." (End of article). From the Arkansas Gazette dated 1838. John Hinds died in Crawford Co. but he was in New Madrid/Lawrence/Randolph by 1812-1813. He moved to Crawford Co. in 1833. His son, David Hinds, married Margaret Ann Mattix 1827 in Lawrence Co. He lived on Spring River at Imboden area and she lived on Eleven Points River in the Water Valley area. She was daughter of Edward Mattix and Eliz. Bond. In addition, the Arkansas General Assemblies (Historical Roster) listed: Fourth Territorial General Assembly, held October 3 to November 3, 1825, House of Representatives, Lawrence Co. -- John Haynes. And, the Arkansas Gazette of October 4, 1825 listed: "House of Representatives, Monday, October 3, 1825, "The following members of the House of Representatives appeared, were qualified, and took their seats, viz: From Lawrence county, John Hynes. John Hinds owned land at Imboden on both sides of the river so would be considered a landowner in both Randolph and Lawrence Counties today. He served the New Madrid militia of MO Territory in 1811-12 and was granted land in 1817 in Lawrence Co.Submitted by Nan Wolf.

LAYMON F. HINKLE, 73, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 15, 1998. He was born in Greenbrier, MO April 12, 1925, a son of the late Emmitt and Dolly Cato Hinkle and was also preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Mae Hinkle. He is buried in Chesser Cemetery. PSH Dec. 24, 1998

Mrs. Florence Amanda Hipp, 79, Kennett, MO, PSH Dec. 19, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 17, 1998)

Tommie Ray HOCKING, 62, of Double Springs, Alabama, d. June 15, 1998; wife - Norma Jean Hocking. PSH JUNE 25, 1998

Mrs. Geneva L. HODGES, 64, of Palestine, near Forrest City, d. Jan 20, 1998; b. Apr 2, 1933 in Star City; dau f Manuel and Carrie Thomas Smith; m. C. C. Hodges in 1948. PSH JAN 29, 1998

Francis Hogan, Services for Francis C. Hogan, 79, of Green Valley Arizona will be at 10 AM Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 505 La Canada Green Vally. He died Friday, Oct 1 1999, in Mesa. Mr Hogan, a retired colonelin the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Ravenden AR. Survivors include his wife, Mary Eileen, sister Shirley Millison, and many nieces and nephews. Lakeshore Mortuary handled arrangements. East Valley (Arizona) newspaper, Oct. 5, 1999.  Submitted by Gena Gates Lally.

RUBY MAY HOGGARD, 89, of Pocahontas, d. Mar 12, 1998, in Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. Born April 25, 1980 (??), in Elgin, AR, she was a dau of the late John Edward and Pearlie (Milligan) Brown. Preceded in death by her husband, John Hoggard. Buried in Masonic Cemetery. PSH MAR 19, 1998

VIRGINIA C. HOGSTON, 84, of Springdale, died Aug 12, 1998, at Holland West Nursing Home in Springdale. She was born Dec. 8, 1913 in Pocahontas to Ernest and Anna Spinnenweber Owens. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hogston, on March 12, 1997 and is buried in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. PSH 3 Sep 1998.

Deck HOLDER, aged 56, a native of Ravenden Springs and former Randolph County Tax Assessor, died at his home at Hornersville, MO., last Thursday. PSH Oct 5, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, Oct 1, 1998)

Horace Lee Holder, 74 of O'Kean, PSH Oct 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Yeqrs Ago, PSH Oct 29, 1998)

HELEN DARLENE HOLIFIELD, 72, of Jonesboro, died Sept 10, 1998, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. A native of Pollard, she was survived by her husband, William "Boe" Holifield. She was buried in New Hope Cemetery near Pollard. PSH 17 SEP 1998

JENNIE LEA HOLLAND, 62, of Ravenden, d. Aug 5, 1998, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. Born June 15, 1936 at Water Valley, she was a dau of the late Frank and Linda (Bennett) McMullin. Survived by her husband Bobby R. Holland. Buried in Dail Cemetery at Ravenden. PSH Aug 13, 1998

LLOYD V. HOLLAND, 61, of Pocahontas, died Sept. 13, 1998, at his home. He was born in Supply, Sept. 25, 1936, a son of Virgie Emmons Holland of Pocahontas and the late William Holland. He is survived by his wife, Bobbi Holland and is buried in Masonic Cemetery. PSH 17 SEP 1998

Martha A. HOLLAND, 87, of Paragould, died July 19, 1998 at her home. Born Oct 26, 1910 in Greene County, she was a dau of the late Marion and Ellie (Stevens) Matthews. Preceded in death by her husband Leslie Ted Holland. Buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. PSH July 16, 1998

Glendal Geraldine HOLLINGSHAD, 87, of East Carondelet, IL, d. July 3, 1998; b. Aug 13, 1910 at Supply; dau of late John and Pearlie Viola (Fowler) Duff; widow of Clark Hollingshad. PSH JULY 9, 1998

Glenda Faye HOLLOWAY, infant dau of M/M Alfred Holloway of Rt. 1.. PSH Mar 23, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, Mar 19, 1998)

John R. HOLT, 80, died in Williams Hosp at Doniphan, MO, Tues., PSH Feb 2, 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Jan 29, 1998)

John Frank HORD, 70, of Pocahontas, d. June 24, 1998; b. Apr 18, 1928 near Brockett; son of late William R. and Pearl (Blackshear) Hord; WWII vet. PSH JULY 2, 1998

Mrs. Ellen Horsman, aged 63, wife of W.L. Horsman of Pocahontas and their two sons, Thomas Lloyd Horsman, 40, and Arthur Jeff Horsman, 34, were instantly killed on Highway 67, 6 miles south of Hoxie early Sunday night when their car is reported to have plowed into the rear of a trailer truck. Seriously injured in the accident were Mr. Horsman, 65, and Fred Hutsell, 35, a relative, and James Horsman, 17-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Horsman. PSH Nov 2, 1950 (from IN THE LONG AGO, PSH Oct 29, 1998).

LESLEY MALCOM HOVIS, 55, of Reyno, died Oct. 8, 1998. He was born in Richmond, CA June 29, 1943, and he was a son of John E. and Phena (Fann) Hovis of Reyno. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan Hovis. He is buried in Nelson Cemetery at Reyno under the direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas. PSH Oct. 15, 1998

MRS. EMMA LEATHERS HUFSTEDLER, aged 101, of Noland died in Randolph County Hospital Tuesday. She was born in Bolivar, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1862, a daughter of the late Rubin and Elizabeth Roach Leathers and was the widow of James E. Hufstedler. Mrs. Hufstedler was perhaps the oldest resident of Randolph County and had been confined to the hospital here for the past several weeks. She was the oldest person to receive the Sabin oral polio vaccine here last week. Funeral services were conducted at the Noland Church of Christ Wednesday at 2 p.m., by G. W. Allison and J.C. McNeece. Interment was in the family cemetery at Noland under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Nicholson of Swifton, with whom she had recently made her home; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a brother, T.C. Leathers of Pocahontas. PSH March 28, 1963. Submitted by Cathy Powell.

MARY C. HUFSTEDLER, 86, of 504 Everett Street, Pocahontas, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Nov. 20, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Will and Elizabeth Hufstedler) Fielden. Her husband, J. K. "Jake" Hufstedler also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors are a daughter, Beth Anderson of Galveston, Tex.; a brother, Jeff Fielden of Birdell; a sister, Zeta Allison of Oakley, Kans.; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Elton and Bill Fielden, Dale Allison, Terry Nelson, DeWayne VanRheenan and Fielden Allison. Honorary pallbearers were Dee Gates and Johnny Chester. PSH Feb 18, 1999. Submitted by Cathy Powell.

Mrs. Mattie Hufstedler, 90, of Rt. 1, Imboden, PSH Oct 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Oct 29, 1998)

MRS. MAUDIE HUFSTEDLER, 88 of 302 Pine St., Pocahontas, passed away at her residence here Monday. She was born Oct. 24, 1895 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Dawson Bates. Her husband, Emmitt Hufstedler preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Dale Hufstedler of Pocahontas; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Rook and Mrs. Billie Jean Smith, also of Pocahontas; a brother, Ed Bates of Eugene, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Mettie Puckett of Springfield, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., today (Thursday) at Noland Church of Christ with Shirley Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Hufstedler Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. PSH Feb 20, 1984. Submitted by Cathy Powell.

Michael Charles HUFSTEDLER, aged 12, of St. Louis, PSH Apr 25 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Apr 23, 1998)

Mrs. Nola Wells Hufstedler, aged 60, wife of Jeff Hufstedler of North Star Route, Imboden, died at their home Dec. 29. PSH Jan 4, 1951 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Dec. 31, 1998)

Mrs. Opal Melissa Hufstedler, 77, of Biggers, passed away in South Hills Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.  A former resident of Randolph County, She was born February 15, 1909, here, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Jessie Hawkins Venson. Her husband, Ted Hufstedler, preceded her in death.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laquita Joy DeBolt of Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Lavada Homeyer of St. Louis; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday in Biggers Church of Christ with Ben Williams and Paul Coston officiating.  Burial followed in Hite Cemetery with McNabbs in charge.  PSH Thursday, March 13, 1986.  Submitted by Deb Roy.

Miss Ruby HUFSTEDLER, 87, of Birdell, d. Feb 4, 1998. b. at Birdell. Only immediate survivors were in-laws, Mary & Lucy Hufstedler of Pocahontas, and George Ballard of OK. PSH Feb 12, 1998

WILLIAM McKINLEY HUFSTEDLER, aged 57, well known merchant and postmaster at Noland, died in Randolph County Hospital Thursday following a long illness. He was born near Pocahontas Feb. 4, 1900, a son of Mrs. Emma Hufstedler and the late Jimmy Hufstedler. Familliarly known to his relatives and friends as "Mack" he had been in business at Noland for about 27 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Noland Church of Christ at 10:30 Saturday morning by Bro. E.W. Stovall. Interment was in Masonic cemetery in Pocahontas under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Henry Anderson, Noah Lemmons, Muriel Kellett, Lowell Rose, Leon Tiner and J.V. Starling. Mr. Hufstedler is survived by his mother, his wife, Mrs. Agnes Hufstedler, a daughter, Mrs. Kay Ragan of Stillwater, Okla.; a brother, Emmitt Hufstedler of Noland; a half-sister, Mrs. Sadie Nickolson, of Swifton. PSH July 11, 1957. Submitted by Cathy Powell.

Vernadean HUGHES, 59, of Smithville, d. Jan 26, 1998; b. Sep 27, 1938, at Ravenden, dau of late Dewell and Marie (Meredith) Pickett; m. James Henry Hughes of Smithville. PSH JAN 29, 1998

Olen M. Hunt, age 46, Pocahontas, PSH Oct 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Oct 29, 1998)

Mrs. Thelma W. HUNTER, 66, of Rt. 1, Warm Spings, passed away in Randolph County Hospital last Friday. A life-long resident of Randolph County, she was born Mar. 20, 1912, a daughter of Mrs. Ida Bell Johnson Looney and the late Jason F. Looney. In Addition to her mother, who resides in Pocahontas, she is survived by her husband Jess Hunter of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Gwen Schratz of Pocahontas and Mrs. Christine Riggs of Ashville, Maine; four brothers, Robert Looney of Pocahontas, Cleo Looney of Wynne, and Eulis and Truman Looney of Los Angeles, California. Three sisters, Mrs Bonnie Doran of Pocahontas, Mrs. Elwanda Riley of Kirksey, Ky. and Mrs Juanita Nason of Palmer, Mass.; four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Fureral services were held at 1:30 p. m., Sunday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Revs. Curtis Smith, Robert Weatherford and Curtis Vandergriff officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Marty Badula, Herbert Armstrong, Ray Toney, Orville Cokley, Curtis Miller and Bunky Bryant. PSH APR 7, 1978. Contributed by Patric Riggs; also submitted by Tammie Chada, 1st cousin three times removed of Mrs. Hunter's husband.

Bro. Bill HUTCHINGS, 60, of Success, d. July 27, 1998 at his home there. He was b. Aug 30, 1937, in Vian, OK, a son of Era Wilma (Casey) Hutchings of Vian, and the late William Garrett Hutchings; wife, Loretta Jo (Moore) Hutchings. He was a minister in the First Baptist Church in Success. Buried in Vian Cemetery, Vian, OK under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. PSH July 30, 1998

Hubert INNESS, of Ravenden Springs. PSH 22 Aug 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Aug 20, 1998)

Thomas R. "Tom" Ivy, age 75 years, a resident of the Home for the Golden Years, in Paragould, died May 8, 1986, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was a retired farmer. He was born February 24, 1911, at O'kean, son of Hays and Martha Jane (Byrd) Ivy. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Quinnie Mae (McConnell) Ivy of Marmaduke; two sons, Joe Ivy of Corcoran, CA. and Zane Ivy of High Ridge, MO; two daughters, Yvonne Ashton of Fort Worth, TX, and Sharron Morris of Poplar Bluff, MO.; a stepsister, Margie Carter of Pocahontas, a stepbrother, Roy Ford of Pocahontas,; two half-sisters, Ethel Jones and Pauline Thomas, both of Corcoran, CA.; Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jerry Ivy. Funeral arrangements were with Mitchell Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould. Submitted by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Glen JACK, 89, of Peoria, IL, d. May 19, 1998; b. Sept 16, 1908 at Gravewville; son of late Alex and Cora (McIlroy) Jack; wife, Faye. PSH June 4, 1998

Alta O. JACKSON, 92, of Reyno, d. Jan 31, 1998; b. Sep 11, 1905 in Birmingham, AL; dau of late Henry and Alberta Sims. PSH FEB 5, 1998

The remains of Uncle Andrew JACKSON were laid to rest in the Poynor Cemetery. PSH 31 Dec 1925

Mrs. Delana Pratt Jackson, age 84, of Nashville, Tn., died Sept 20, 1994, in her home. She was a retired school teacher, and at one time had taught in rural schools in Randolph Co.  She was born Jul. 26, 1909 a daughter of the late Jacob Thomas "Tot" Pratt and Lou Ada Riggs Pratt of Pocahontas. She was a Baptist. Survivors include 2 sons Jerry Williams and Harry Williams of Nashville,Tn. ; a sister Josephine Shelton of Maynard ; a brother Paul Pratt of Bathalto Il ; 9 grandchildren; one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Jackson; 2 daughters Patsy and Joyce; 2 sisters Ethel and Dortha and 2 brothers Roland and Riggs Preston Pratt. Funeral services were held at 1 pm Sept . 22, 1994 in the chapel of Cox- Waymon Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Rev. Jerry Clements officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cem. in Pocahontas under the direction of Cox- Waymon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Scott and Steven Williams, Tom Prater, Hartman Shelton and Randy Holder. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Troy James Jackson, 72, Pocahontas, PSH Nov. 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Gifford JAMES, aged 69, well-known Randolph County teacher, died suddenly at his home here Sunday. PSH July 6, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, July 2, 1998)

Mrs. Perna Viola JAMES, 73, Pocahontas, from files of Mar 28, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Mar 26, 1998)

Mrs. Fannie Janes, wife of Esq. M. B. Janes, died at home Nov. 17, 1926. PSH Nov. 25, 1926 (taken from In the Long, Long Ago, PSH Nov 19, 1998

Miss Cecilia JANSEN, Pocahontas. PSH Oct. 10, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, News from the Past - 24 Years Ago, PSH Oct 8, 1998) Contributed by her great-neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

John O'Neil Jansen, 60, of Schererville, Ind., formerly of Pocahontas, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989. Mr. Jansen was employed at Sweeney Electric in Merrillville, Ind.; was member of St. Michael's Holy Name Society; the Griffith Knights of columbus; I.B.E.W. Local #697; and the Indiana Association of Electrical Inspectors. He was a son of the late Charles Jansen and Minnie Jansen O'Donnell. Survivors are his wife, Wilma Kincade Jansen of the home; a son, Mark Jansen of Griffith, Ind.; a Daughter, Teresa Park of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Jansen of Lake Ozark, Mo., James Jansen of Schererville, Thomas and Patrick O'Donnell, both of Pocahontas; a sister, Charlene Bergman, also of Pocahontas; two aunts, Elizabeth and Mary Jansen, also of Pocahontas. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, Highland, Ind., with a Mass in St. Michael's Church in Schererville, with Rev. Patrick Connolly officiating, assisted by Revs. Mark Toth, Joseph Vamos, Bernard Shank, Martin Dumbrowski and Joseph Zemelko. (PSH Feb 23, 1989) Contributed by his neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Out of town relatives attending funeral services for Neal Jansen in Schererville, Ind., Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jansen of Lake of Ozark, MO., Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bergman, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Donnell, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Donnell, Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Jansen, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas DeClerk, Tom Kincade, Gary Kincade, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Ramsey, John and Jim Bergman, Mary Broadway, Theresa Hausman and daughter, Felicia, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff O'Donnell, Keith O'Donnell, Gima and Jori Junkersfeld, all of here, Leona Emery of Imperial, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. LIndell Kincasde of Petol, MS., Betty Crawford of Springfield, Mo., Joan Barker, Tamara Jansen, and Jim Kincade, all of Jonesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jansen and family of Evansville, Ind., Linda Jansen, Lake of Ozark, Mary Beth Jansen of Omaha, Neb., Joe Jansen of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Park of Lafayette, Ind. A luncheon was served in the Century Room of St. Michael's Church after funeral services. (PSH, date unknown) Contributed by Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Joseph Peter JANSEN, 88, well-known retired Pocahontas merchant, died at his home in Pocahontas early Monday morning. PSH March 30, 1950 (taken from IN THE LONG AGO, Mar 26, 1998) Contributed by his great-granddaughter, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Mrs. Ona Blanche Jarrett, aged 75, of Warm Springs, died in Memphis Sunday. PSH Nov. 30, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Nov. 26, 1998)

J. C. "RED" JENKINS, 73, of Pocahontas, ddied Dec. 1, 1998, at his home. Born March 19, 1925 in Walnut Ridge, he was a son of the late John C. and Beulah (Forester) Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Looney Jenkins. He is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. PSH Dec. 10, 1998

A. J. JOHNSON, 70 year old former resident of Pocahontas; d. June 20, 1998; son of late William (Bill) and Grace Johnson. PSH JULY 2, 1998

ANGELA KAYE JOHNSON, 35, of Eagle Lake, TX, died Nov. 15, 1998, at her residence. Born March 1, 1963 in Michigan City, IN, she was a dau of Julian Davis Sr. of Pocahontas and the late Eva Mayilene (Campbell) Davis. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. PSH Nov. 26, 1998

Ausia Pollard Johnson, aged 61 years, 3 months and 9 days, passed away at 5:25 P.M., Saturday, April 18, 1925. He was born near Abodine, Mo., January 9, 1864. He moved with his parents to Pocahontas, Arkansas, in 1866, where he resided for 29 years. On June 6, 1889, he was married to Samantha Victoria Pervis. To this union seven children were born: Henry, William, Lillie, Grace, Maggie, Thurman and little Myrtle, who has preceded her father to the joys beyond. Henry, William, Maggie, Thurman and a step son, Dailey Pervis, reside near Edmond, while Grace lives in Texas and Lillie in Arkansas. In 1895 Brother Johnson moved to Arlington, Texas, at which place they lived until in 1903. They moved to Edmond, Okla., and have been here since that time. Brother Johnson was a kind and loving husband and father, and was greatly devoted to his family. He was saved in August, 1922, in a revival conducted by Rev. S.S. White. He has been almost wholly confined to his room since Dec. 1, but he has bourne all of his suffering with patience. Before taking his bed, Rev. Garsee was attempting to encourage him over his condition and he remarked "No, I am not for this world long, but I would not dread it if I knew the end would come in the morning. Last Sunday he called all of the relatives in, one by one, and bid them good bye, leaving his testimony that all was well and urging some of them to live right. To the last he gave expression to rejoicing and praises even at times of greatest suffering. The funeral services were conducted at the Nazarene church at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 19, by Rev. Garsee. Interment in Waterloo cemetery. (Possibly, Edmond Sun, Edmond, Oklahoma). Contributed by great granddaughter, Linda Johnson Hollman

Ben K. JOHNSON, aged 52, died in a Memphis hospital after being seriously ill for only a few days. PSH 31 Sep 1926 (taken from In The Long, Long Ago, PSH 24 Sep 1998)

Cecil Marie JOHNSON, 82, of Maynard, d. Jan 19, 1998; b. Oct 17, 1915 at Biggers; dau of late Marion and Minnie Rice and widow of Silas D. Johnson. PSH Jan 22, 1998

Charlie JOHNSON, 90, of Hot Springs Village, former resident of Pocahontas, d. Jul 5, 1997; b. Oct 5, 1906 in Pocahontas; son of late Hyman & Mabell (Stacy) Johnson; widower of Opal Thomas Johnson PSH JULY 10, 1997

DANIEL DELMAS "DELL" JOHNSON, 86, of Corning, died Dec. 18, 1998 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1912, at Biggers, a son of the late Austin and Viola Gertie (McIlroy) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Ann Davidson Johnson of Corning and is buried in Hite Cemetery, Biggers. PSH Dec. 24, 1998

Elmer Lee JOHNSON, 82, of St. Louis; d. Aug 19, 1997; b. Dec 22, 1914 at Wylie TX; son of late Frank and Maggie Ratcliff Johnson; moved to O'Kean in early life. PSH August 28, 1997

Gary Glen JOHNSON, baby son of M/M Glendon H. Johnson of Flint, MI died in Michigan July 13. PSH July 20, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, July 16, 1998)

GROVER C. JOHNSON, aged 70, prominent merchant of Poynor, MO, for 40 years, died in a Poplar Bluff MO, hospital Sunday. He was born near Poynor July 1, 1886, a son of the late William Jefferson and Mary Johnson. He was a veteran of WWI and was widely known throughout northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Funeral services were conducted at the Poynor Baptist church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Elzie Boyer. Burial was in the Poynor cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas. He leaves four brothers, William E. Johnson of Biggers, James V. Johnson of Poynor, J. Tom Johnson of Tulsa, OK, and Arthur Johnson of Kansas City, MO. PSH July 11, 1957.

Herbert M. JOHNSON, 65, d. 31 Dec 1997; b. in White County on Nov 20, 1932; m. Bettie Sue Hooton who is the dau of late Ross & Della Hooton of Pocahontas. PSH FEB 5, 1998

J. C. JOHNSON, age 72, familiarly known to his relatives and friends a "Uncle Lum," passed away at his home near Ingram Tuesday, July 14 (1942). He was born at Ingram, Jan. 22, 1870, a son of the late John A. and Lizzie Spikes Johnson, and had been a prominent citizen of his community all of his life. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon by Eld A. B. Shaver, and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Undertaking Co. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson; a son, Hurley Johnson; five daughters, Mrs. Neda Martin, Mrs. Tennie McNabb, Mrs. mildred Roberts, and Mrs. Iva Cox, all of this county, and Mrs. Exie Riggs of Banks Miss.; a brother J. S. Johnson of Sikeston, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Dolly Hogan, of Ingram. This appeared in the Pocahontas Star Herald, but I have no date.. Contributed by Patric Riggs

James Ernest JOHNSON of Engelburg Road, Pocahontas, d. Aug 25, 1997; b. Mar 14, 1913 in Biggers; son of Austin Martin and Gertie (McIlory) Johnson; widower of Margaret Pauline Allen Johnson. PSH August 28, 1997

James Hurley Johnson, aged 64, well known farther of the Dalton Route, died at his home Saturday. He was born near Pocahontas Jan. 10, 1896, a son of the late Lum and Elizabeth Nelson Johnson and had always made his home in Randloph County. Funeral services were conducted in teh McNabb Funeral chapel at 3:30 p.m., Sunday by the Rev. Lawrence Ray, Baptist minister. Interment was in the Thomas Cemetry under the direction of McNabb's. Pallbearers were, Paul Tweedy, Carl Haynes, Winsel Taylor, Martin Cagle, Tip Potter and Ben Hart. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ada Johnson of the home; three sons, Mitchell of Rt. 1, Pocahontas; Bryon of the Dalton Route and Wendell Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; 6 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Neeta Martin and Mrs. Exie Riggs of Rt. 1, Pocahontas; Mrs. Tennie McNabb of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Mildred Roberts of Pocahontas. Contributed by Patric Riggs

Jeff Davis Johnson a life long resident of Randolph County passed away in Randolph County Hosp. May 5 Following a long illness. He was born in Rand. County AR. Jun 14 1903 and was the son of the late J T and Kate McCandless Johnson. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survived by 2 sisters, Ms. Essie Grey of Havell MO. and Mrs.. Ezzilel Petti of Rt.. 3 Poc. 1 brother Homer Johnson of Biggers. Several Nieces and Nephews. PSH June 1, 1967. Submitted by Darla Hopper.

Jess Davis JOHNSON, aged 60, well-known resident of near Maynard, died in a hospital at Vandalia, IL Saturday, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near there on July 25. PSH Aug 3, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH July 30, 1998)

Miles Andy JOHNSON, 79 of Maynard. PSH 22 Aug 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Aug 20, 1998)

Mrs. Dona Mae Nibert Johnson, 49, wife of Harvey Johnson of Warm Springs, died suddenly at their home Thursday. PSH Dec. 28, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Dec. 24, 1998)

Mrs. Maybelle Johnson, aged 72, died at her home on the Maynard Route Monday. PSH Nov. 9, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Mrs. Nora Elsie JOHNSON, 67 died Feb 19 at Warm Springs. PSH Feb 23, 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Feb 19, 1998)

Mrs. Samantha Johnson; EDMOND, OK -- Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Edmond Church of the Nazarene for Mrs Samantha Victoria Johnson, 90, pioneer Edmond resident who died Monday. Burial will be in Waterloo cemetery, north of here, under the direction of Baggerley funeral home. Born in Tennessee, Mrs. Johnson came to Oklahoma in 1904, living in the Edmond area since. She had been a member of the Nazarene church 50 years. She taught varous Sunday school classes here. Survivors are four sons, Daily Purvis, Henry Johnson, Bill Johnson, and Thurmond Johnsons, all of Edmond; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Cauthorn, Grove; Mrs. Maggie Phillips and Mrs. Lillie Waddell, both of Edmond; 35 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The Daily Oklahoma 2/24/1959. Contributed by Mrs. Johnson's great Granddaughter, Linda Johnson Hollman

Mrs. Sara E. JOHNSON, aged 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Martin, Rt. 1, Pocahontas, Saturday (August 10, 1957). She was born in Randolph County Oct. 4, 1876, a daughter of the late John and Susan Hoover Nelson. Her husband was the late James (Lum) Johnson. Funeral services were conducted at the McNabb Funeral Chapel at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. Dale Munkus. Interment was in the Thomas Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Exie Riggs of Falls Church, Va., Mrs. Tennie McNabb of Rockford Ill., and Mrs. Mildred Roberts of Pocahontas; a son Hurley Johnson of the Dalton Route; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a great grand child. This appeared in the Pocahontas Star Herald, but I have no date. Note: should be spelled Sarah. Contributed by Patric Riggs

Mrs. Tola JOHNSON, 79, Pocahontas, PSH Jan 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Jan 29, 1998)

Mrs. Verlie JOHNSON, 71, Pocahontas. PSH 19 SEP 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH 17 Sep 1998)

Mrs. Addie Lee JOHNSTON, 79, died at the home of a son in Albertha Community Thursday. PSH June 29, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, June 25, 1998)

GLADYS ROSE JOHNSTON, 88, of Corning, died Aug 11, 1998 at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born Sep 26, 1909 at Reyno, a dau of the late Lewis P. and Nannie Elizabeth (Shaver) Smith. Preceded in death by her husband, Cleo M. Johnston. Buried in Corning Cemetery. PSH Aug 20, 1998.

Hershel L. "Jack" JOHNSTON, 57, St. Louis. PSH 29 Aug 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH 27 Aug 1998)

Lowieta Keech JOHNSTON, 56, of Wellington, FL, d. June 25, 1998; mother and stepfather, Marguerite and Hulen Hackworth of Pocahontas; father, Lowell Keech; widow of Robert Johnston. PSH JULY 2, 1998

Otis R. JOHNSTON, 83, of Sikeston, MO, from PSH files of Mar 28, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Mar 26, 1998)

WILLIAM JOHNSTON ---  Pocahontas -- William Johnston, 85, of Pocahontas, Ark.; died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at Westwood Hills Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff.  Mr. Johnston was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in Reyno, Ark.  On Dec. 21, 1946, he married Tracie Lee Garrison in Reyno.  She preceded him in death.  He worked as a mechanic for City Transit Service in Tulsa, Okla.  He was a veteran of World War II and he was a member of the Church of Christ in Reyno.    Survivors include his niece, Rosemary Smith of Corning, Ark., and other nieces and nephews.    Visitation will be at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning from 6 to 9 p.m. on today.  The funeral will be held at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22 with Rev. Gerald Fears officiating.  Burial will be at the Johnston Cemetery in Reyno.  (taken from the Daily American Republic newspaper Sunday, July 21, 1996.)  Contributed by Deb Roy.

Charles William "Dub" JONES, 67, of Pocahontas; d. June 28, 1998; b. Aug 29, 1930 in O'Kean; son of late Charlie L. and Edith Jones; wife, Ora Lee (McCandless) Jones. PSH JULY 2, 1998

Charlie Levi Jones, 66 of O'kean, passed away in Randolph County Hospital, Wednesday, April 28, 1976. He was born February 22, 1910, in Randolph County, a son of the late King David and Laura (Williams) Jones. He was a member of New Covenant Church in Walnut Ridge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith (Wilson) Jones of the home; 4 sons, Charles L. and Russell Jones of Rockford, IL., Tom Jones of Rt. 1, (Fender Community), Walnut Ridge; and Melvin Jones of Rt. 2, Walnut Ridge; 8 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Higginbotham and Mrs. Nina Kazee of Pocahontas, Mrs. Reba (should be Reva) Oren of Sumner, IA, Mrs. Peggy Burnside of Hoxie, Mrs. Brenda Brown and Mrs. Pat Tate, both of Rt. 1, Delaplaine, and Mrs. Debbie Davis of Walnut Ridge; a brother, Claud Jones of Armona, CA, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Carson of Poplar Bluff, MO.; 22 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. last Friday in O'kean Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Surles and Rev. Lowell Graham officiating. Burial followed in Sharum Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Omer Bode, Earl Gregory, Nuel Holder, Bill Housdan, Clyde Dean and Charles Melton. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Weitkamp and Walter Ball. Submitted by neighbor, Reba Morgan Alsup

Cynthia JONES, 51, of Overland Park, Kansas, d. Aug 16, 1998. Born Oct. 28, 1946, she was a dau of Marie (Radford) Carter of St. Louis, MO, and the late James Ray Carter. Survived by her husband, Vince Jones. Buried in Chesser Cemetery. PSH Aug 27, 1998.

GEORGE "JACK" JONES, 67, of Maynard died Sept 6, 1998. He was born Sept. 8, 1930, at Sharum, a son of the late Edgar and Mollie Walker Jones and a stepmother, Gladys Fuller Jones. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Houston Jones and is buried at Pitman Cemetery. PSH 10 Sep 1998

Harvey Linton JONES, Jr., 69, of Brookland, d. Mar 22, 1998 at St. Bernard's Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, b. Apr 13, 1928 in Hutchinson, KANSAS, son of late Harvey Linton Sr. & Lydia Milton (Gebblehouse) Jones, m. Dusty Elliott of Brookland. PSH, March 26, 1998

John L. JONES, 68, Jackson, MO. PSH Feb 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Feb 5, 1998)

Lehman Jones, 63, of Pocahontas, PSH Oct 31, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Yeqrs Ago, PSH Oct 29, 1998)

Leo M. JONES, 42, Hoxie. PSH 29 Aug 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH 27 Aug 1998)

M.B.L. JONES (b. Dec 10, 1841, TN; d. January 31, 1920, Randolph Cty, AR) Pocahontas Star Herald, Jan 30, 1920, page 10, column 4 (from microfilm) lists that "Uncle Bow Jones is reported to be very low with pneumonia." He died the next day (see obituary below). Submitted by Kathy Jones Cunningham.

"ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE" A telephone message from Maynard Monday announced the death of M.B.L. Jones, one of the oldest citizens in that part of the county. We have been unable to obtain particulars regarding his death. Mr. Jones has been a citizen of the county for many years and was an honorable upright Christian gentleman, loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a loyal member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic fraternity. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at Siloam Cemetery and the remains were laid to rest with masonic honors. Resolutions of respect for this good man will be published at an early date." Pocahontas Star Herald, Feb 6, 1920, front page, column 2 (from microfilm). Submitted by Kathy Jones Cunningham. (M.B.L. JONES is my great grandfather.)

Mrs. Pearl Tyler JONES, 43, died in a St. Louis hospital Sept. 8, following a long illness. PSH 21SEP 1950 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH 17 Sep 1998)

Robert Willard Jones, 57, Pocahontas, PSH Jan 2, 1975 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 31, 1998)

Mrs. Ruby Tucker Jones, 74, of 1003 Dalton St., passed away in Randolph County Hospital Monday, June 29,1970. She was born in Kentucky Sept. 1, 1895 a daughter of the late Albert C. Tucker and Jane E. Roberts Tucker. She is survived by her husband Edman Jones of the home ; 2 step-sons Howard and W.E. Jones of Pocahontas; 1 step-daughter Eithel Summers of Pocahontas. Funeral services were conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jerry Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Miss Teresa Ann JONES, 13, dau of James Edward and Marjorie Ellis Jones of Stephensville, TX. PSH June 20, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, June 18, 1998)

Herbert Wayne Judd, 70, of O'kean died Sunday, February 14, 1993, at the Randolph County Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1922, at O'kean, a son of Herman and Ida Bell (Willard) Judd. He was a veteran of World War 11. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Georgie Mae Bolien of Rt. # 1, Pocahontas, and Mrs. Edna Morgan of Des Plaines, IL.; a half-brother John Fowler of Jonesboro; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m., at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Bill Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Duty Cemetery. Submitted by Reba Morgan Alsup. He is brother to my sister-in-law, Edna Judd Morgan.

Herman Judd, age 41 years, died at his home near O'kean, September 19, 1929, of typhoid fever. He was born in Oregon Co, MO. February 9, 1888, a son of Marcus "Mark" Judd and Mary Elizabeth Jolliff. He was a farmer and came to Randolph County in 1920. He was married July 6, 1911, in Howell Co, MO. to Miss Ida Bell (Willard) Judd, who survives. He is also survived by his children, Vernie, Melvin, Herbert, Georgia Mae and Edna Judd. He was preceded in death by one daughter Alma in 1918 with typhoid fever. Interment was in the Duty Cemetery. Submitted on behalf of his daughter Edna Judd Morgan by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Mrs. Linnie Mae (Baumgardner) Judd, 77 of O'kean, died Thursday, October 1, 1992, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould. She was born at Cord, AR., but had resided at O'kean most of her life. She was a member of the Pentecost Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie, in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Judd of McHenry, IL., and William Leon Judd of Lafe; three daughters, Lorene Searcy of Jackson, MI., Joyce Van Winkle of Wonder Lake, IL, and Vivian Spohn of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.; a sister., Mrs. Lucille Sharp of Newport, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pocahontas. Submitted on behalf of Edna Judd Morgan by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Melvin Herman Judd, 64 of O'kean, passed away at his home there, Monday, April 2, 1984. He was born May 17, 1919, near Drumright, OK, a son of Herman and Ida Bell (Willard) Judd. He was a veteran of World War 11. He is survived by three brothers; Vernie and Herbert Judd of O'kean and Johnnie Joe Fowler of Jonesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Mae Bolien of Hoxie and Mrs. Edna Morgan of Denver, CO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Paul Porter officiating. Burial followed in Duty Cemetery with McNabb's in Charge. Submitted by Reba Morgan Alsup. He is brother to my sister-in-law, Edna Judd Morgan.

Vernie Judd, 76, of O'kean, died Friday, December 28, 1990, in St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born February 29, 1914, in Thomasville, MO, he had lived most of his life in the O'kean area. He was a retired employee of the GWF Fertilizer Company in Walnut Ridge, and was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Linnie (Baumgardner) Judd of the home; two sons, Lloyd Judd of McHenry, IL, and William Leon Judd of Lafe; three daughters, Lorene Searcy of Jackson, MI, Joyce Van Winkle of Wonder Lake, IL. and Vivian Spohn of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.; two brothers, Herbert Judd of O'kean and John Fowler of Jonesboro; two sisters, Georgia Mae Bolien of Hoxie and Edna Morgan of Castle Rock, CO; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, with Bill Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pocahontas. Serving as pallbearers will be Nebert Rickey, Charlie Rickey, Chester Denton, Bill Hibbard, Charles Carter and Albert White. Visitation will be held from 4:30 this afternoon until 8 this evening at the Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, which is in charge of arrangements. Submitted on behalf of Edna Judd Morgan by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Mrs. Caroline Junkersfeld, 89, Memphis TN, PSH Dec. 19, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 17, 1998)

Mrs Henry Junkersfeld, age 73, residing near town, died sunday following a stroke of paralysis the day prevoius. She had been in poor health for some time, but nothing serious was expected until a few hours before her departure. She leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters, a number of other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral was held tuesday morning and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery. Rev. Father Jos. Froitzheim conducted the service. Pocahontas Star Herald Jan. 27, 1922. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

A resident of Ripley County. MO. since 1963, Mrs. Gladys Leoma Kastelhun died Wednesday, June 9, 1976, at the Ripley County Memorial Hospital at the age of 63. She was born Apr 15, 1913 at Manson, the daughter of Felix Monroe and Ella Mae (Sisson) Morgan. Mrs. Kastelhun, who had been in failing health for the last three years married Joseph O. Kastelhun at Jonesboro, Ark., October 9, 1948. She attended the Church of God at Oxly. Surviving are her husband and a large family; six daughters, Mrs. Winnie Thompson of Doniphan, MO., Mrs. Georgia Boone of Stover, MO., Mrs. Darlene Acord and Mrs. Freda Cato, both of Zalma, MO., Mrs. Sandra Kay Crawford of St. Peters, Mo., and Mrs. Shirley Heflen of Gillespie, IL.; two sons, Bennie Kassinger of Crump, MO. and Kenneth Kassinger of Ellisnore, MO; one sister, Mrs. Eva Allen of Sunrise Beach, MO; 35 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Officiating at services June 12 at the Edwards Chapel was Rev. Aubrey Poteet. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery. Note: Leoma was my cousin as her Father was a half-brother to my Father. Submitted by Reba Morgan Alsup.

Syble Lucille KEECH, 83, of Pocahontas, d. July 5, 1998; b. Jan 27, 1915 in Randolph County; dau of late Henry R. and Dorothy E. (Johnson) Brown; husband - Drexcel Keech. PSH JULY 9, 1998

Roy Noel KELLETT, 79, Pocahontas. PSH Mar 14, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Mar 12, 1998)

DONALD W. KEMPFF, 62, of Naples, FL, died Aug. 31, 1998. He was born in East St. Louis, IL, Aug 15, 1936, a son of Mrs. Jessie Kempff of St. Louis, MO, and the late Fred Kempff. He is survived by his mother and his wife, Betty Kempff and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. PSH 10 Sep 1998

Larry Ernest KERLEY, 56, Chesterson, IN. PSH Feb 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Feb 5, 1998)

Sharon Jane KERLEY, infant dau of M/M Johnnie Kerley of Maynard, died Monday. PSH July 13, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, July 9, 1998)

BETTIE PEARLINE KESSLER, 53, of St. James, MO, died Nov. 5, 1998, in Ellis Fischel Hospital in Columbia, MO. Born June 13, 1945 in Randolph County, she was a dau of Vernon and Maggie Smith Eads. She is survived by her husband, Bennie Leohn Kessler. She is buried in St. James Cemetery. PSH Nov. 19, 1998.

Carl Kidd, 76, of Bismarck, MO, died December 15, 1996. He was born april 13, 1920, in Warm Springs, Arkansas, a son of the late Ike and Ada Shaver Kidd. He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Otis Kidd, Cletis Kidd, Hite Kidd; two sisters: Edith Prater and Dorothy Lewis. Carl was united in marriage to Lucile Brakensiek on December 23, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri and to Jewel Denny on December 9, 1983 in Bismarck, Missouri. Carl is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Jewel Kidd of Bismarck; one son and daughter-in-law, Glennen and Eileen Kidd of Pittsburg, PA; two daughters on sons-in-law: Elaine and Tom O'Leary of Weatogue, CT.; Darlene and Lonnie Taylor of Bismarck; two step sons and daughters-in-law; Deryl and Lori Young of Nowata, OK; Dennis and Elizabeth Young of Collinsville, OK; three step daughters and two sons-in-law; Cindy Young of Fredericktown, MO; Pamela and Brad Walker of Arcadia, MO; Karen and Darrell Johnson of Fredericktwon, MO; one brother, Martin Kidd of Pocahontas, AK; six grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren and by many otaher relatives and friends. A Memorial reception will be held Monday, December 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the Gum and son Memorial Charpel in Irondale. Funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gum and son Memorial Chapel in Irondale. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery in Bismarck, Missouri. Submitted by Elaine Kidd O'Leary.

Mrs. Virgie C. KIDD, 60 of St. Louis, MO. PSH June 6, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 years ago, PSH June 4, 1998)

Mrs. Fannie Isabelle KIEFER, aged 74, wife of Joe Kiefer, died at her home at Ravenden Springs Tuesday. PSH Aug 17, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, Aug 13, 1998)

Frank R. KILCREASE, age 57, died in Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis. PSH Aug 3, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH July 30, 1998)

Ann KIMBLE, 90, of Corning, d. Feb 5, 1998; b. May 4, 1907 at Attica; dau of late Jon R. and Alice Minnie Harris Tyler. m. Frank Kimble, son of Milford Kimble. PSH Feb 12, 1998

We are very sorry indeed to report the death of Mrs. Joe (Bertha Mae Gates) Kincade (Kingcade) which occurred at her home Monday Jan. 24,1916 after several days illness with pneumonia. She was 22 years old. Besides her many friends she leaves a mother (Jessie Frances Pratt Gates Mosley), a husband,  1 sweet little girl 3 years old. The remains were laid to rest in the Union Cemetery the following day. (Taken from the Birdell Newsletter - Pocahontas Star Herald) Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Ed KINCADE, aged 61, Randolph County Circuit Clerk, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home here early Wednesday morning. Mr. Kincade was born near Pocahontas April 29, 1900, a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth Sutton Kincade and had always made his home here with the exception of a short time when he and his family resided in California. He was completing his second term as Circuit Clerk and was one of the county's most conscientious officials. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be announced by the McNabb Funeral Home. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Myrl (Pratt) Kincade, of the home; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Bell Gunn of Oceanside, CA, Mrs. Louise Jansen, Mrs. Kathleen Bramlett, Misses Betty and Joan Kincade of Pocahontas, Mrs. Roberta Lewis of Cupertino CA, and Mrs. Wilma Jansen of Schererville, IN; and three sons, Tom Kincade of Orlando, FL, Lindell Kincade of Landover, MD, and Gary Kincade of Pocahontas; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; three brothers, George, Luke and Fred Kincade all of Pocahontas. PSH Jan 18, 1962. Contributed by his granddaughter, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Funeral services for Ed KINCADE, Randolph County Circuit Clerk, who died suddenly at his home Wednesday morning of last week, were held in the Sutton Free Will Baptist church at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Revs. Zack Kirkland, Dewey Thompson, Ben Scott and Lawrence Ray. Interment was in the Sutton cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. PSH Jan 25, 1962. Contributed by his granddaughter, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Mrs. Ed Kincade- - - Mrs. Mary Myrl Kincade, 82 of Rt. 2, Pocahontas, passed away in Randolph County Medical Center, Sunday. She was born March 29, 1903 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Jesse R. and Belle King Pratt. Her husband, Ed Kincade preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Tom and Gary Kincade of Pocahontas; and Lindell Kincade of Hattiesburg, Miss.; seven daughters, Mrs. Roberta Lewis, Mrs. Louise Jansen, Mrsl Kathleen Bramlett and Mrs. Betty Crawford, all of Pocahontas, Mrs. Mary Johns of Spring Valley, Calif., Mrs. Wilma Jansen of Schererville, Ind., and Mrs. Joan Barker of Oak Harbor, Wash.; two brothers, Durell Pratt of Gilroy, Calif.; and James Pratt of Biggers; five sisters, Mrs. May Lewis, Mrs. Thelma Graves and Mrs. Opal Nesler, all of Gilroy, Calif., Mrs. Helene Mosby of Oroville, Calif., and Mrs. Mildred Pruett.; 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday in Sutton free Will Baptist Church with David Williford and Dewey Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. Nephews served as pallbearers and deacons of the church were honorary pallbearers. (PSH) Contributed by her granddaughter, Bridgette Jansen Cohen.

Fred KINCADE, 78 of 804 Knotts, Pocahontas, passed away in Randolph County Hospital, last Saturday. He was born Mar 15, 1897 in Randolph County, a son of the late John R. and Mary E. Sutton Kincade. He was a veteran of WWI and was an insurance salesman. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Zelda Carroll Kincade of the home; 3 sons, Jerry Kincade of Pocahontas, Perry Kincade of Little Rock and Hershel Kincade of St. Louis; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Early White officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Rod Brasfield, Willard and Frank Kincade, Raymond Chesser, Herbert Turner and Allen Saala. PSH June 19, 1975. Contributed by great-neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

James Ralph KINCADE, 14-year-old son of M/M Ed Kincade, who reside near the Sutton school house on the Birdell road, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock when his head was crushed between a log truck, in which he was riding, and a tree snag. The accident occurred about nine miles from the Kincade home as the boy, his father and a cousin, Marvin Kincade, were returning from the woods with a load of ties. He was seated on the bed of the truck, and thinking that a rear tire was flat, looked beneath the bed just as the truck passed a snag. So close was the snag that it was necessary for the truck to be backed before the boy's body could be removed. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will probably be held at the Sutton cemetery sometime this afternoon. Surviving besides the parents are five sisters, Roberta, Louise, Mary Bell, Kathleen and Wilma Lee, and two brothers, Thomas and Lindell. PSH June 2, 1938. Contributed by his neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Luke KINCADE, 79, of Rt. 2, Pocahontas, a life-long resident of Randolph County, died in Randolph County Hospital, Friday. A retired farmer, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Sutton Kincade. Survivors include 3 sons, Stanley Kincade of Rockford, IL; Melvin and Don Kincade both of Rt. 2, Pocahontas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lottie Miller of Peoria, IL, and Mrs. Pauline Parker and Mrs. Patricia Rodriguez, both of Rt. 2, Pocahontas; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Fred Kincade of Pocahontas. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Sutton Cemetery under direction of McNabb's. Pallbearers were Clyde, Frank, Jerry, Willard, Jim and Billy Don Kincade. PSH Mar 18, 1971. Contributed by his great-neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth KINCADE, aged 84, lifetime resident of Pocahontas, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Dawson, March 15. She was born March 18, 1863, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sutton. Her husband, John Kincade, preceded her in death several years ago. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at Sutton Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by the Revs. Ralph Staten and W. Harry Hunt. She is survived by four sons, Geo., Ed, Luke and Fred Kincade; her daughter and 37 grandchildren. PSH Mar 20, 1947. Contributed by her great-granddaughter, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Perry KINCADE, 45, Lineman for the Ozark Telephone Co, here, was killed last Friday morning when he came in contact with a high tension wire, carrying 23,000 volts, on the ARkansas-MO Power Line a half mile east of Pocahontas. His helper, Floyd Gibson, who is also his son-in-law, was the only eye witness to the tragedy...The accident occurred about 9 o'clock in the morning and death resulted at 1:30 in the afternoon. The injured man was never conscience after the accident. Funeral services were held at the Kincade home Monday afternoon and interment was made in Masonic Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, two sons, Hulett and John, and one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Gibson. PSH July 1926. Contributed by his great-neice, Bridgette Jansen Cohen

Perry KINCADE, aged 46, lineman for the Ozark Telephone Co., here, was killed Friday morning when he came in contact with a high tension wire, carrying 33,000 volts, on the Ark-Mo Power Company's line a half mile east of Pocahontas. PSH July 29, 1926 (taken from In the Long, Long Ago, July 23, 1998)

AVIS LORENE KING, 76, of Biggers-Reyno Road, Biggers, died Sept. 7, 1998, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Aug 13, 1922, in Keota, OK, a dau of the late Robert C. and Iva Belle (Cavenaugh) Stout. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Daniel King and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. PSH 10 Sep 1998.

Mrs. HATTIE L. ADAMS KING, age 63, wife of Jasper N. King of Dearborn,Michigan, died at 3:55 p.m. Dec. 1,1949. She was born at Warm Springs Oct. 18,1886, a daughter of the late Tom and Iddie Adams. She was married to Mr King on Sept. 13, 1906 and they were the parents of 8 children, 4 of whom survive. The King family moved from Warm Springs to Michigan in the spring of 1945 and had made their home there since. Although Mrs. King had been in ill health for several years her condition had not become serious untill a few weeks ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Lentz Funeral Home in Wayne, Mich. by Rev. Phillips, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Belleville Mich. Interment was in Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. King is survived by 2 daughters Mrs. Mabel Ballard of Belleville, Mich. And Mrs. Gladys Hester of Romulus, Mich.; 2 sons Calvin King of Wayne Mich. and Wilford King of the home;8 grandchildren; 3 sisters and 6 brothers. Mrs. King had many friends in Randolph County who will regret to hear of her passing. ( NOTE: Although Mrs King’s obit. states that she was born in 1886 it is believed to be a typographical error. Based on her parents marriage date of Dec. 22,1886, as well as info.that was taken from census records, it is believed that the 1886 date is in error. Her birth date should be Oct. 18,1887.) Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

JASPER NEWTON KING, age 71, a native of Randolph County, died suddenly in a radio shop in Walnut Ridge on Saturday Mach 5,1955. He was born in Warm Springs on Feb.10,1884, a son of the late D.N. and Mary Samantha King and made his home in this county during his young manhood. He moved his family to Michigan many years ago, but moved to Walnut Ridge to make his home 3 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge Monday afternoon by Rev’s Glen Campbell and J. Redford Wilson. Interment was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home. He leaves his wife Ona King of Walnut Ridge; 2 sons Calvin and Wilford King of Wayne Mich.; 2 daughters Mabel Ballard of Belleville, Mich. and Mrs. D. C. Hester of Garden City, Mich.; 1 step-son Clarence Chastain of Walnut Ridge; 3 sisters Mrs. Ed Holt and Mrs. Perry Joe Spikes, Sr. of Pocahontas and Mrs. Bedford Kernodle of Ponder, Mo.; 10 grandchildren. He was a brother to the late J.F. King of Pocahontas.(Note: Mr King was preceded in death by his first wife Mrs Hattie L. Adams King, daughter of E.Thomas and Lucie Pratt Adams) Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Mrs. Hattie Luella KING, 63, Dearborn MI, PSH Dec 22, 1949 (taken from In The Long Ago, PSH Dec 18, 1997)

John Ray KING, 53, DeKalb, IL. PSH June 20, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, June 18, 1998)

John King, 57 of Ravenden, PSH Nov. 7, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Nov. 5, 1998)

Frieda Dahl Kirk, 74, of Rt. 1 Biggers, died Dec. 11,1988 in Baptist Central Hospital, Memphis ,Tn. She was born Aug.31,1914 in Randolph County a daughter of the late Olva E. Adams and Gertrude Carter Adams. She is survived by her husband J.T. Kirk of the home; 2 daughters Anne Landerth and Karen Razer both of Biggers; 2 brothers Dell Adams of Biggers and Carl Adams of St. James, Mo.; 1 sister Gwendolyn Gibson of Doniphan; 4 grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Biggers Church of Christ with Bro. Ben Williams and Kenyon Mosher officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens with McNabb Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Wayne and Leon Gearhart, Junior McMullen, Danny Johnson, Don Williams and Don Meyers. Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

John H. KIZZIAR, 86, of Pocahontas, d. Jan 24, 1998; b. Aug 2, 1911 in Paragould, son of John Thomas and Minnie Lee Glaco Kizziar; served in U.S. Navy CBs in WWII; m. Sarah Kizziar in Aug 1943, who died Feb 10, 1994. PSH JAN 29, 1998

NOVELLA "MAGGIE" KLEBES, 78, of St. JOhn, MO, died Dec. 6, 1998, at St. John's Placce Nursing Home in St. Louis, MO. She was born Nov. 9, 1920, at Middlebrook, a dau of the late Soula and Ona (Hamm) Johnson. Her husband, Harry Charles Klebes, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Siloam Cemetery near Middlebrook. PSH Dec. 10, 1998 ...... CORRECTION...In the obit of Maggie Novella Klebes, which appeared in the Dec 10 issue of the PSH, Mrs. Klebes' name was listed incorrectly as Novella "Maggie" Klebes. Maggie was not a nickname as indicated, but was Mrs. Klebes' given name. PSH Dec. 17, 1998

Jimmie KLINE, 4-year-old son of Mrs. Dorothy Kline of Route 2, died in Children's Hosp, Little Rock, Saturday. PSH June 29, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, June 25, 1998)

Dottie Ann Knecht, 31, Orland, CA, PSH Dec. 19, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 17, 1998)

C. H. KNIGHT, aged 76 of Ravenden died in St. Bernard's Hospital, Jonesboro, Sunday. PSH June 15, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH June 11, 1998)

Geneva Lucille KNIGHT, 71, of Pocahontas, d. Aug 24, 1997; dau of late William and Agatha Barrett Saunders, b. Oct 14, 1925 in Luther, IA. PSH August 28, 1997

Joe W. Knotts, aged 76, died at his home on the Maynard Route. PSH Jan 4, 1951 (taken from In the Long Ago, PSH Dec. 31, 1998)

Miss Pearl KNOTTS, 81, Randolph County. PSH Mar 21, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, Mar 19, 1998)

Floyd Gerald KOONS, 46, of Harrisburg. PSH Aug 1, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH July 30, 1998)

SHADY DELL:   Mrs. M. Kontz  (Kuntz) died Wednesday of last week.  She was 29 years of age and leaves a husband, four children, a father, one sister and many friends to mourn her death.  She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church for 15 years.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery.  (Mrs. M. Kuntz, Kate, was the wife of Mack Kuntz and daughter of Gideon Pettit)  PSH 28 Jan 1916.  Submitted by Faye Hufford.

JOSHUA KEITH MARTIN KRUEGER, stillborn son of Rodney Dewayne Krueger, Jr. and Virginia Leanne (Martin) Krueger, both of Maynard, was buried at Friendship Cemetery. He is also survived by his grandparents, Mr & Mrs. Rod Krueger Sr. of Lowpoint, IL; and Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Martin of Maynard; his great-grandparents, Leona Hardy of Leesburg, FL, Albert Johnson of Bartonville, IL, Julie Martin of West Memphis, James Murray of Maynard and Mary Kincade of Poplar Bluff, MO. PSH Dec. 10, 1998

SHADY DELL:   Mrs. M. Kontz  (Kuntz) died Wednesday of last week.  She was 29 years of age and leaves a husband, four children, a father, one sister and many friends to mourn her death.  She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church for 15 years.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery.  (Mrs. M. Kuntz, Kate, was the wife of Mack Kuntz and daughter of Gideon Pettit)  PSH 28 Jan 1916.  Submitted by Faye Hufford.

Jesse S. LACEWELL, aged 78, a resident of Biggers for many years, jumped from the ferry at Biggers into Current River and was drowned at 7:30 Wednesday morning. PSH July 6, 1950 (taken from In the Long Ago, July 2, 1998)

Dennis Gorden Lambert, 47, of Pocahontas died Tuesday Dec. 12,1995, at Randolph County Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Jan 1,1948 at Batesville, a son of the late John B. Lambert and Thelma Tyler Lambert. 3 brothers, Jerome, John and Wendell Lambert all preceded him in death. He was a 10 year employee of Skil and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Doniphan. In addition to his mother who resides in Pocahontas, he is survived by his wife Margie and a daughter Samantha of the home; a step-daughter Sarah J. Brandt, and 3 brothers Lowell Dean, Elby Eugene and Charles Wayne Lambert all of Pocahontas; 2 sisters Lois Wantland of Pocahontas and Barbara Lacy of Maynard. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Thu.) in the McNabb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Masonic Cemetery.  Submitted by Lee & Betty Tucker.

Mrs. BERTHA ARBELLE LANE, 89, of Datto, died in Corning Community Hospital, Tuesday, August 2, 1988. She was born December 1, 1898, in the Hamil community in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Georgia Ann (sic) Stout Bellah. She is survived by her husband, Roy Columbus Lane of Corning Nursing Home; a son, R. C. Lane of Bellville, Ill.: two daughters, Roberta Dunn and Nellean Kirby, both of Belleville; a sister, Sylvania Snow of Rosehaven Retirement Home in Datto; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service were held Friday morning the Chapel of Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, with burial following in Richwoods Cemetery there. Submitted by great-great niece Tammie Chada.

Lawrence J. Lane, the son of the late Lee & Ella Lane was born at Attica, AR, October 23, 1931 and passed away at the V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO, Nov. 28, 1975, at the age of 44 years, 1 month and 5 days. Mr. Lane had spent his life in Missouri and had been a resident of the Dexter Community the past 18 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Poplar Bluff, the American Legion in Poplar Bluff, the Disabled American Veterans and the Masonic Lodge. On December 27, 1954 he was married to Shirley Aylor of E. St. Louis, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Lane of Rt. 2, Dexter, Mo., four children, Sherry, Wendy, Michael, and Mitchell, all of the home; two brothers, Robert Lane of Winona, Miss, and Woodrow Lane of Atlanta, Ga, five sisters, Frankie Flippo and Sadie McCrary both of Pontiac, Mich., Carmen Holland of Longview, Texas. Vivian Macon of New Orleans, La. and Nina Bradley of Doniphan, Mo., also other relatives and many friends survive to mourn his passing. Funeral services were held in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter on Monday, Dec 1, 1975 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Stanley Land of Dexter officiating. burial in the City Cemetery at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Daily American Republic, Poplar Bluff, MO, month/day unknown - 1975. Submitted by Sherry Link, daughter.

Mrs. Virgie Lane, oldest daughter of W.W. and Mary McAda Rogers of Ravenden Springs, was born near Hardy Jan. 8, 1891, and passed away at her home in Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 23, 1938. In February, 1903, she, with her parents, moved to Ravenden Springs where she grew to young womanhood. On July 24, 1910, she was united in marriage to Reynold Lane and to this union four children were born, one dying in infancy. The three surviving are Mrs. Inez (Clyde) Dodd, Gatewood, Mo., Leslie and Lowanda at home. Besides the husband and three children, she is survived by her parents, two brothers, Claud of New London, Texas, and Coda of Ravenden Springs; Three sisters, Mrs Arthur (Verlie) Lane of Imboden, Mrs. Colon (Vasta) White of Ravenden Springs and Mrs Ivora Stewart of Leavenworth, Kansas, and one small grandson, Keith Dodd. Virgie, as she was familiarly known to her relatives and friends, was a lovable character, a true friend, an affectionate daughter and sister, a devoted wife and mother, whose home was her kingdom, where she was queen. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. DeVore of Imboden at the home of her parents at Ravenden Springs. Burial was in Janes Creek cemetery. I don't know what paper this came from; it's on a little piece of cardboard, edged in black. She's my Grandmother. Contributed by Carol Corrao

GERALDINE LASHLEY, 69, of Ravenden Springs, died Sept. 25, 1998, at Sebastian County Retirememt Center, in Barling. Born Nov 24, 1928, in Ravenden Springs, she was a dau of the late Edgar and Leona (Anderson) Davis. She was buried in Charter Oak Cemetery near Ravenden Springs, with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PSH Oct 1, 1998

MIKOL RAY LASSEN, 43, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 16, 1998, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1955 in Pocahontas, he was a son of Clara Ellis of Pocahontas. His grandfather, Homer Lassen, preceded him in death. He was buried in Masonic Cemetery with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PSH Nov. 26, 1998

Carl LAUNIUS, 86, of Corning, d. June 24, 1998; b. Feb 24, 1912 in Marion, IL; son of late Roscoe Charles and Ella (McDaniel) Launius; wife, Elizabeth Jane (Belford) Launius. PSH JULY 2, 1998

Mrs. Florence Ruth LAW, 67, Pocahontas. PSH July 18, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, July 16, 1998)

Jesse Lee LEACH, 66, Biggers. PSH Oct. 10, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, News from the Past - 24 Years Ago, PSH Oct 8, 1998)

Leaona LEDBETTER, 55, of Walnut Ridge, d. Apr 13, 1998, b. May 21, 1940 Huntingdon, TN, dau of Willis Henry and Flora Vaughn Arnold. PSH, April 23, 1998

MAGGIE MAE LEE, 89, of Maynard, died Oct. 6, 1998, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1908 in Maynard, a dau of the late Richard Cleatus and Tola (Ingram) Kerley. Her husband, Rector E. Lee, preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1993. Buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. PSH Oct 8, 1998

Charles LeRoy LEMMONS, 47, St. Louis . PSH Aug 4, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Aug 6, 1998)

Lenora G. LENDERMAN, 73 of Little Rock, b. May 14, 1925 in Rock Creek, AR, dau of the late Stephen & Esther (Horton) Baysinge; m. 1) H. L. Graves & 2) Andrew Lenderman. Lists surviving children. PSH, May 21, 1998

Elmer Raymond Lentz, 86, Fostoria, OH, PSH Dec. 19, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 17, 1998)

Mrs. Charlotte Emaline LESTER, 88, Dell, AR. PSH June 20, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, June 18, 1998)

Charlene Lewis, 65, of San Diego, Calif., a former resident of Randolph County, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Mission Bay Hospital, Mission Bay, Calif. She was born June 6, 1934, in Pocahontas, a daughter of the late Robert Leo and Dorothy Donivee (Kidd) Lewis. She was a computer specialist. Survivors are five brothers, Carl Lewis and David Lewis, both of Gatewood, Mo., Larry Lewis of Congress, Ariz., Paul Lewis of Dalton and Robert Lewis of Doniphan, Mo.; a sister, Judy Ann Lewis of Pocahontas. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Brakebill Church of Christ with Harmon Seawel officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery under direction of McNabb Funeral Home.  PSH Oct. 21, 1999

Miss Etta LEWIS, 82, Fayetteville. PSH July 11, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, July 9, 1998)

Marvin J. LEWIS, 83, of Little Rock, d. May 28, 1998; b. Nov 20, 1914 at Cave City; son of late John William and Mary Ann Mobley Lewis; widower of Elizabeth Katherine Baltz Lewis who died Aug 5, 1997. PSH June 4, 1998

Noble Eugene LEWIS, 82, of Pocahontas, d. Aug 20, 1997; b. Apr 25, 1915 at Shannon; son of late Arthur Parker and Minnie Poe Lewis; WWII vet;; m. Roberta Kincade Lewis. PSH August 28, 1997

Mrs. W. Maxine Pace LEWIS, 77, of Jonesboro (Craighead Co), d. Saturday; dau of Noah and Ora Pyland Pace of Pocahontas. PSH JUNE 18, 1998

VERNON LEROY LINDSEY, 58, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 27, 1998. He was born Aug. 29, 1940, in Yuma AZ, a son of the late C.W. and Sammie Douthitt Lindsey. He is survived by his wife, Pegger Haltermann of Pocahontas. He is buried in Stockton California Rural Cemetery. PSH Dec. 3, 1998

Mrs. Bill LINN, aged 77, died at the family home in Warm Springs. PSH Oct. 14, 1926 (taken from In The Long, Long Ago, Oct. 8, 1998)

John W. LINN, 59, died at his home at Moran, AR May 31 following an illness of four months. Born at Gatewood, MO Oct 30, 1878, a son of M/M William W. Linn. Married Eliza Stubblefield Oct 25, 1896. PSH June 9, 1938

GRACIE NELL LOCKMILLER - Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon for Gracie Nell Lockmiller at Hillside Cemetery Under the direction of Little's Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Pierce officiated. Mrs. Lockmiller, a former Purcell resident, died March 19 at Russellville, AR. Born May 31, 1906 in Randolph County, Arkansas Mrs. Lockmiller moved to McClain County in 1926 from Arkansas. For the past eight years she had lived in Russellville with her daughter. Mrs. Lockmiller had also lived in Oklahoma City for 13 years. She was a member of the Russellville Christian Center. While she was in Purcell, she attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley Francis and Sina Eldor (sic) Bellah Toy; her husband, Ivor Leonard Lockmiller and a daughter, Vivian Lockmiller. Mrs. Lockmiller is survived by three daughters; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The Purcell Register, March 24, 1994. Submitted by granddaughter Tammie Chada.

BERTHA FLORENCE LONG, 84, of Maynard, d. Aug 7, 1998 at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Nov 1, 1913 at Maynard, she was a dau of the late Charles and Cora Florence (Meridith) Greer. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell "Shorty" Long. Buried in Maynard Cemetery. PSH Aug 13, 1998

Mrs. Lucinda Long, a 100-year-old life-long resident of Randolph County, PSH Dec 5, 1974 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, Dec. 3, 1998)

Mrs. Ida LOONEY, 91, of 914 Dogwood, Pocahontas, passed away in Randolph County Medical Center last Thursday. She was born Jan. 25, 1891 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Robert and Rhoda Morgan Johnson. Her husband, Jason Looney preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Ulis G. Looney of Big Bear Lake, California, and Clifton C. Looney of Wynne; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Doran of Pocahontas, Mrs. Elwanday Riley of Kirksey Ky., and Mrs. Juanita Nascin of Palmer, Mass.; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m., Sunday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Revs. Curtis Vandergriff and Robert Weatherford officiating. Bural followed in New Home Cemetery near Tucker Mo., with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Bob and Steve Looney, Ted Hackworth, Ray Doran, Doris Williams and Gene Poe. PSH SEP 30, 1982. Contributed by Patric Riggs

Robert Dual LOONEY, 65, of 914 Dogwood, Pocahontas, passed away in Randolph County Medical Center, last Thrusday. He was born Mar. 7, 1915 in Randolph County, a son of Mrs. Ida Bell Johnson Looney and the late Jason F. Looney. In addition to his mother, with whom he resided, he is survived by two brothers, Cleo Looney of Wynn and Ulis Looney of Big Bear Lake, California; three sisters, Miss Bonnie Doran of the home, Mrs. Elwand Riley of Kirksey, Ky., and Mrs. Juanita Nacsin of Palmer, Mass. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with F. W. Gould officiating. Bural followed in New Home Cemetery near Tucker, Mo., with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Ray Doran, Bob Looney, ted Hackworth, Jess Hunter, Bob Smigel and Doris Williams. PSH JUNE 12, 1980. Contributed by Patric Riggs

REV. ELMER PRESTON LOVEN, 79, of Imboden, died Dec. 26, 1998, at his home. He was a 40 year minister with the United Pentecostal Church, and a veteran of WWII, having been awarded three Bronze Stars. She is survived by his wife, Ella Loven and is buried in Charter Oak Cemetery near Ravenden Springs. PSH Dec. 31, 1998

Baby LOVINS, newborn of Harry Lee and Sherrie Willeen (Brownfiel) Lovins, Jr, of Doniphan, MO; b & d. May 24, 1998. Grandparents, Betty Brownfiel of Corning & Harry and Jewell Lovins of Doniphan; Clara Bland of Eminence, MO, and Alma Lovins of Doniphan. Dec'd grandfather, Bobby Brownfiel. PSH June 4, 1998

Nadine LOWTHARP, 57, of Pocahontas, d. Feb 8, 1998; b. Oct 12, 1940 in Stambaugh, MI; dau of Hazel (Sawyer) Templeton of Pocahontas & late Cletice Templeton; M. Lyle Edward Lowtharp, Sr of Pocahontas. PSH Feb 12, 1998

Mrs. Eva Ludwig, 68, Springfield, MO., PSH Nov. 28, 1974 (taken from Looking Back - 24 Years Ago, PSH Nov. 26, 1998)

Rev. Fr. William D. LUDWIG, 46, Waynesville, MO. PSH July 11, 1974 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, July 9, 1998)

Mrs. Margaret A. LUTER, 41, South Roxana, IL., PSH Feb 21, 1975 (taken from Looking Back-24 Years Ago, PSH Feb 19, 1998)

Robert Leroy LUTER, 77, of Victorville, CA, d. Jan 16, 1998; b. Jan 3, 1920 at Biggers, son of late Robert & Gertrude Pettigrew Luter. m. Ruth Luttrell. PSH JAN 29, 1998

Mrs. Ruth Louise Lynxwiler, 50, Rt. 1, Warm Springs, PSH Jan 2, 1975 (taken from Looking Back, 24 Years Ago, PSH Dec. 31, 1998)

Thomas Gerald Lynxwiler, 5 months old, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ota Lynxwiler. PSH Dec. 23, 1926 (taken from In the Long, Long Ago, PSH Dec. 17, 1998)

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