--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 24 Jun 1926
The remains of "Aunt" Martha Carden were laid to rest in the Cadron Valley Cemetery the past week. Mrs. Cardin was 85 years old on June 5, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. We extend our sympathy.
EAST SHADY GROVE
Our community was made sad last Thursday when "Aunt" Martha Cardin of Needs Creek died. She had three nieces here, Mrs. P.H. Glover, Mrs. Tilda Cato, and Mrs. Sarah Williams, besides a host of grand and great-grand nieces and other relatives and friends. We know our loss is heaven's gain.
Several of this place attended the funeral of "Aunt" Martha Cardin at Cadron Valley Cemetery on last Thursday morning. Mrs. Cardin's death occurred at the home of her son, Jerry Cardin of Needs Creek, June 16. She was 84 years old on June 5. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of 17 years, uniting with the Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the old Star Gap Church at the time of her death. She was the widow of "Uncle" Billy Cardin whose death occurred some twenty years ago. Four children survive her, Mrs. Manda Ingram of Holland, Mrs. Tilda Blythe of Greenbrier, Mrs. Nellie Williams of England, Ark., and Jerry Cardin of Greenbrier.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 25 March 1968
MRS. CARMICHAEL, VILONIA RESIDENT, SUCCUMBS AT 78
Mrs. Maggie Carmichael, 78, of Rt. 1, Vilonia, died Sunday (March 24, 1968) at Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of G.W. Carmichael.
Mrs. Carmichael, the former Maggie Bennett, was born October 14, 1889, at Bee Branch and was a lifelong resident of Arkansas. She was a methodist.
Survivors include three sons, Floyd Carmichael of Idaho, H.P. Carmichael of Vilonia, and G.W. Carmichael of Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Claud Ballard and Mrs. B.G. Cogdell, both of Conway, Mrs. Mabel Albert of Idaho, and Mrs. Bill Tittle of Ala.; two brothers, W.G. Bennett of Mich., and C.R. Bennett of Vilonia; a sister, Mrs. J.B. Ballard of Conway; 29 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services will be ehld at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon Baptist Church by the Rev. King Hall and the Rev. Dean Clements. Burail will be in Sharon Cemetery by Doolin Funeral Home.
Pallbearers named are Jess Ballard, Jimmie Bartley, Kenneth Roberts, Francis Bryant, Sam Henderson, and Forrest Jobe.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 21 Nov 1918
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our thanks for the kindness of our friends during the illness and death of our darling baby, Lucile, and for the beautiful floral designs.
--Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Carroll
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 28 Nov 1918
Almighty God in His wisdom and power has seen fit to pluck another beautiful flower. He took from the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Carroll their darling baby, little Opal Lucile. Little Opal Lucile was born July 20, 1918, and died November 09, 1918. She was only a flower budded on earth to bloom in heaven. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Weep not, dear father and mother, your darling has gone to never return, but to be prepared to meet her on the golden shore, where you will part from her no more.
--Written by her aunt, Eula May Carroll
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 14 Nov 1918
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Carroll Saturday morning and claimed for its victim their infant baby. It was laid to rest in New Liberty Cemetery Sunday at 2 o'clock. The bereaved have our sympathy.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 04 Oct 1943
MRS. LOUIS CARROLL, WIFE OF REVENUE INSPECTOR, SUCCUMBS
Mrs. Vera Carroll, 35, wife of Louis Carroll, Faulkner County revenue inspector, died at her home int he Beryl community, about 12 miles east of Conway, yesterday. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Hazel, she was a native of Faulkner County and lived here all her life. She was a member of the Beryl Baptist Church.
Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by three daughters, Aileen, Bobbie, and Ellon Carroll; seven sisters, Mrs. Wendell Bryant and Mrs. Clara Stephens of Conway, Mrs. Fred Avra of Beryl community, Mrs. J.T. Venable and Mrs. Thomas Graham of Vilonia, Mrs. Jess McHenry of Little Rock, and Mrs. Clarence White of Houston, Tex.; and eight brothers, Euell of Utah, Billy of Bee Branch, Ornie of Little Rock, Eldon of Texas, Claud, Leon Enos, and Bennie Hazel of Conway. Funeral services were held at Beryl Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today by Rev. T.W. Hayes. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery in charge of Doolin's Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Friday, 17 March 1961
MRS. J.L. CARROLL DIES AT VILONIA
Mrs. Eva May Carroll, 87, of the Beryl community died Thursday (March 16, 1961) at the home of her son, Tom Carroll, at Vilonia after an illness of two months. Mrs. Carroll suffered a broken hip two months ago.
She was the widow of J.L. (Jackson) Carroll.
Mrs. Carroll was born February 11, 1874, at Conway, a daughter of the late Newt W. and Nannie Hamlet Shaw, and had spent her lifetime in Faulkner County.
She was a Baptist.
Other survivors are another son, Louis Carroll of Conway; two daughters, Mrs. Eula M. Tollett of Ozan and Mrs. Nellie Lackey of Vilonia; a brother, James Thomas Shaw of North Little Rock, 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beryl Baptist Church by the Rev. E.F. Simmons and the Rev. Gene Smith. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be W.B. Graddy, Jesse Banks, Vollie Wright, Floyd Roberts, Earl and Eulas Naylor. Honorary pallbearers, A.L. Bryant, Dr. J.H. Downs, Dr. B.F. Banister, Maurice Lackey, Hever Avra, and Floyd Wilkerson.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 31 Jul 1922
MRS. O.J. CARSON
Mrs. Lula Carson, aged 39, wife of O.J. Carson, died at her home on South Oliver Street Sunday night at 10 o'clock, after a long illness of tuberculosis. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence, by Dr. C.J. Greene. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery following the service.
Mrs. Carson's family have made their home here for the past four years and their many friends deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 15 Sep 1977
William Nathan Carter, 92, of Rt. 2, Greenbrier, died today (September 15, 1977) at Conway Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Carter, a son of John Lee and Hester Pearson Carter, was born October 19, 1884, at Wooster.
He was married in 1916 to the former Alice Pauline Davis, and she survives.
Mr. Carter was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Other survivors are two sons, Leroy and Eugene Carter, both of Conway; two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn Whitaker of Greenbrier and Mrs. Reta Hoshaw of Conway; four brothers, Marvin Carter of Guymon, Okla., Carl Carter of Stuttgart, Chester Carter of Conway, and Charlie Carter of Green Bay, Wisc.; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Patton of Greenbrier; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Church with the Rev. Kenneth Brown and the Rev. Wassell Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Pearson Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Don Carter, Bobby Robbins, Gary, and Edwin Bivens, Ricky Whitaker, and Larry Hudgens.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 30 Dec 1977
MRS. PAULINE CARTER
Mrs. Pauline Davis Carter, 82, of Greenbrier, died Thursday (December 29, 1977) at Conway Memorial Hospital. She was a housewife and the widow of William Nathan Carter.
Mrs. Carter was born March 06, 1895, at Rose Bud, a daughter of Thomas Howard and Tommie Holloway Davis. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Leroy and Eugene Carter, both of Conway; two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn Whitaker of Greenbrier and Mrs. Reta Hoshaw of Conway; a sister, Mrs. Louise Brannon of Wooster; a brother, Leroy P. Davis of Arcadia, Calif.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Kenneth Brown, the Rev. Johnnie Hoffman and the Rev. Bob McManus officiating. Burial will be in Pearson Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Don Carter, Bobby Robbins, Gary and Edwin Bivens, Ricky Whitaker, and Larry Hudgens.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 14 Feb 1966
AGED HOLLAND COMMUNITY RESIDENT DIES
Henry Matthews Chaney, 84, of the Holland Community, a retired farmer, died Saturday (February 12, 1966) at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Chaney was born August 31, 1881, at Greenbrier, and he spent his lifetime in Arkansas.
He was a member of Oakland Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Earl Chaney of Roland; three daughters, Mrs. Francis Duhaime and Mrs. Gracie Loudermilk of Conway, and Mrs. Ruby Butler of Vilonia; three step-sons, Virgil Clements of Richmond, Calif., George Clements of San Bernardino, Calif., and Arville Clements of North Little Rock; three step-daughters, Mrs. Verna Shoemake of Conway, Mrs. Vera Burks of Little Rock, and Mrs. Mary Vest of Charleston, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral was held today at Oakland Methodist Church by the Rev. Pat Warrick. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were T.P. Earnhart, Cyril Land, A.B. Jones, Allis Parsons, Jess Glover, and V.M. Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers: N.E. Goode, J.A. Land, George Spruce, E.D. McElroy, Louis Shoemake, Joe Butler, Carroll Hoggard, Tommie Johnson, Dr. B.F. Banister, Dr. Bob Banister, and Tommie Burks.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 21 Apr 1947
E.H. CHEYNE, FORMER CONWAY RESIDENT, DIES AT DANVILLE
Russellville, Apr 21--Edward H. Cheyne, aged 78, of Danville, former state representative from Yell Co., died in a Danville hospital Saturday. He was a Mason, teacher of the Men's Bible Class at the Methodist Church and former clerk and tax collector. Survivors include his wife; a son, E.H. Cheyne, Jr., of Ft. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Odell Lewis and Miss Lois Cheyne of Danville; a sister, Mrs. R.F. Rainey of Russellville. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church by Rev. Raymond A. Dorman this afternoon.
The Cheyne family lived in Conway several years in the early 30s.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 05 Aug 2002
INZA ONEIDA ELLZEY CLIFTON
Inza Oneida Ellzey Clifton, 91, of Conway, died Saturday (Aug. 3, 2002).
She was born Jan. 28, 1911, in Greenbrier, to the late Clint and May Tilley Ellzey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Waverly Clifton; son, John Waverly Jr.; brother, Tremont Ellzey; and sister, Sybil Wilcox.
She was a lifetime member of Springhill Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a home health caregiver and retired from International Shoe Company.
She is survived by a son, John R. Clifton and wife, Terry, of Greenbrier; two daughters, Patsy R. Starr and husband, Duane, of Nashville, Tenn., and Mae Ellen Williams and husband, Bob, of Conway; and brothers and sisters, Mary Jo Nixon, Cornell Reynolds, Clinton Ellzey, Bonnie Loveless and Bill Ellzey. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kay Richards, Alex Starr, Susan Jackson, Brian Williams, John Clifton Jr. and Kevin Clifton; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Springhill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Clifton, Jr., Kevin Clifton, Alex Starr, Brian Williams, Nathan Richards, Dustin Richards, Christopher Starr, Clint Boone, Landon Jackson, Hunter Clifton and Kyle Clifton.
Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Greenbrier.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 25 Sep 1954
FAULKNER MAN DIES IN WRECK NEAR CONWAY
A Faulkner County farmer was killed early today when the truck he was driving overturned as he lost control while passing another vehicle on Highway 65, just below the 65 Drive-In Movie.
John Waverly Clifton, 48, of the Spring Hill community near Greenbrier, died instantly when he was thrown from the half-ton truck. Another passenger, Louis Shoemake, 45, of Conway, suffered chest injuries and is in a "dangerous condition" at Conway Memorial Hospital.
The accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. as Clifton, traveling north, attempted to pass a tractor and trailer and met a vehicle head-on. The third vehicle swerved to the shoulder as Clifton passed the truck and cut to the right.
He lost control and the truck loaded with loose, bolled cotton, overturned. The Clifton vehicle did not collide with the truck or on-coming car, Trooper Robert E. Ward said.
The loose cotton spilled on the highway, became ignited and the Conway Fire Department was called. Deputy Sheriff Wilburn Carter and City Patrolmen Jay White and Louise White investigated with Trooper Ward.
Mr. Clifton, a native of the Spring Hill community is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inza Clifton; a son, Johnny, 10, and a daughter, May Ellen, 14, of the home; another daughter, Mrs. Pat Starr of Sullivan, Mo.; his mother, Mrs. Tom Clifton; and two brothers, Leonard and J.B. Clifton, of the Spring Hill community; and a grand-daughter.
He was a Baptist and served on the township Democratic committee four years.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Spring Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Conrad Glover and the Rev. Wassel Burgess will officiate. Burial will be at Spring Hill by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Pierce Nixon, Byron Nixon, Githrie Loveless, Clark Reynolds, Clinton Ellzey, and Bill Ellzey. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Sims, Gus Enderlin, Sam Wilcox, Charles Seiter, J.P. Townsend, T.G. Wilson, Otis Roberts, Charles Robinson, Nealon Mills, Jim Rhea, Willie McCollum, and Bill Sanson.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 23 Jul 1992
SIDNEY CLEO COLEMAN
Sidney Cleo Coleman, 87, of Little Rock, the assistant head of maintenance at the University of Central Arkansas for 14 years, died Tuesday (July 21, 1992) at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born December 28, 1904, in Headrick, Okla., a son of Oliver and Mary Viola Cornelius Coleman, he moved to Conway when he was five years old, attended Arkansas State Teachers College, where he was captain of the football team for two years. He later was graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Coleman was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.
Survivors are his wife, Phyllis Shorts Coleman; a son, Sydney G. Coleman of Centreville, Ala.; a daughter, Gealy Tucker of Booneville; a sister, Fayzola Tvergyak of Mountain Home; and three grand-sons.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with the Rev. John Shell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.
Pallbearers will be Todd Tucker, Bill Tucker, Sidney Tucker, Jimmy Wilson, David Meriweather, and Frank Howell.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 07 Dec 1911
MRS. CYNTHIA CONDRAY
Sister's Death Closely Follows that of B.B. Condray's Wife
--special to the Log Cabin Democrat
Enders, December 06--Within four days after the death of his wife, B.B. Condray's sister, Mrs. Cynthia Condray, aged 77, died of the same disease, pneumonia, at his home here yesterday. The two women, both of whom had reached an advanced age, were taken ill within two days of each other, death occurring in a little more than a week in both cases. Mrs. Cynthia Condray was a native of Tenn., but came to this state many years ago. Late in life she was married to a distant relative of the same name, William Condray, who died eleven years ago. Since that time she has made her home with her brother, B.B. Condray. The funeral was held here today.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 03 Dec 2001
WILLIAM THURMAN CONDRAY
William Thurman Condray, 96, of North Little Rock, formerly of Quitman, passed away Sunday (Dec. 2, 2001).
He was born May 21, 1905, in Quitman. Mr. Condray was a member of North Hills Baptist Church in Sherwood. He was a retired barber, having worked in Quitman, Greenbrier, Guy and Conway. Mr. Condray served many years as music director of Sulfur Springs Baptist Church in Enders.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Flora Rickman Condray; twin sons, Floyd and Lloyd Condray; brothers, Chester and Arthur Condray; sisters, Ruby Lunsford and Myrtle Ussery.
Survivors are a son, George H. Condray and wife, Glenna, of North Little Rock; a daughter, Ava Nell Doyle Wood and husband, Farris, of Pangburn; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Quitman.
Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Gary Doyle, Carthel Doyle, Collin Condray, Cary Condray, Ronnie Doyle, Greg Doyle, Brandon Doyle, Scott Dunham and Brent Russenberger.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 21 Sep 1932
SILAS CONWAY PASSES AWAY SUCCUMBS TO SLEEPING SICKNESS
Succumbing to an attack of sleeping sickness from which he had suffered for several weeks, Silas A. Conway, 45, well known real estate and insurance man of Conway, died at his home, 1335 College Avenue, Tuesday, at 6 p.m.
Funeral services were to be held at the family home this afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Dr. E.P. J. Garrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Oak Grove community, in charge of J.A. Pence & Son. Pall-bearers were appointed as follows: Active, Carl E. Gentry, John D. Dunaway, J.I. Summers, J.H. Thompson, H.B. Whiddown, and R.E. Speaker; Honorary, A.J. Meadors, W.O. Durham, George Joseph, William Scales, Edward Halter, and F.U. Halter.
Mr. Conway was born near Holland, this county, November 20, 1886, and spent most of his life in Conway. He was formerly associated in the real estate inthe same lines with Mayor H.D. Russell. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie Conway; one daughter, Miss Mildred Conway; one son, Silas A. Conway, Jr.; and two sister, Mrs. James Brady, and Mrs. John Henderson, both of Little Rock.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 22 Sep 1932
S.A. CONWAY FUNERAL
A large number of relatives and friends assembled at the Conway home on College Avenue to attend the funeral services of the late Silas a. Conway, Wednesday afternoon. Among those from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson, Misses Agnes and Catherine Henderson, John Henderson, Jr., Mrs. Pauline Durham and son, Duncan Durham, Jr., Mrs. Clara Brady, Miss Eulys and James Brady, Jr., Doyle Brady and Mrs. William Anderson, all from Little Rock. Friends of the family sent many floral offerings.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 13 May 1941
M.C. CONWAY, 69, DIES AT HOME AT DAMASCUS
M.C. Conway, aged 69, native of Arkansas and resident of the Damascus community for 40 years, died at his home at Damascus at 10:30 Wednesday night. He was born May 01, 1872. Mr. Conway is survived by his wife, and one son, O.V. Conway of Damascus, and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Blythe of Cushing, Okla., Mrs. Maggie Parish of Searcy, and Mrs. Estelle Knopp of Damascus. Funeral services will be held at Pine Mountain Church. Friday at 10 a.m. by Rev. T.W. Hayes and interment in Pine Mountain Cemetery will be in charge of J.A. Pence & Son.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 27 June 1953
VILONIA MAN'S SON KILLED IN ACTION
A North Little Rock soldier, Pvt. James A. Conway, 21, was killed in action in Korea, June 19, according to the Defense Department. He was the son of James L. Conway of Vilonia.
Pvt. Conway attended school at El Paso and had been overseas three months. He was a member of an infantry machinegun squad.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Arnold Fecher of North Little Rock, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Conway of North Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Bratcher of Cabot.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 18 Dec 1942
MRS. SARAH A. CONWAY DIES AT SOUTHSIDE
Mrs. Sarah Ann Conway, aged 70, native and lifelong resident of south Van Buren County, died at 4:50 Thursday afternoon at her home in the Southside community. Mrs. Conway was the widow of the late M.C. Conway, who died May 14, 1941. She was born at Bee Branch September 16, 1872. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Blythe of Ashing, Okla., Mrs. Estell Knopp of Damascus, and Mrs. Maggie Parrish of Searcy; one son, Otis Conway of Damascus; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Pine Mountain Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday by Rev. Carroll Christian of Damascus. Interment will be in charge of J.A. Pence & Son.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 20 Feb 1970
MRS. S.A. CONWAY DIES AT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Katie Ophelia Conway, 82, of Lake Conway, died Thursday (February 19, 1970) at Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Silas A. Conway and lived for many years at Locust Avenue and McKay Streets in Conway.
She was born December 12, 1887, in Birmingham, Ala., and came to Arkansas in early childhood. She was a daughter of Robert and Della Carter.
Mrs. Conway was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Conway.
Surviving are a son, Silas A. Conway, Jr., of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. R.W. (Mildred) Blackwell of Lake Conway; a brother, Julius Carter of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Sam King of Conway; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McNutt Chapel with the Rev. William West officiating.
Pallbearers will be John Neff, Sam King, Jr., Mike Crosby, Byron Anderson, Ed Speaker, and Freidman Morgan.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 02 Aug 1960
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. COOK
Funeral for Mrs. Della Elizabeth Cook, 86, of 212 Conark Crts., who died Saturday (30 July 1960) was held yesterday at the Cross Roads Church of Christ by Carthel Healey.
Mrs. Cook was born October 16, 1873, at Mount Vernon, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Ann Cummings Heffington. She married J.M. Cook in 1897. He survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Hodge of Conway; two sons, Tom Cook of Conway, and Floyd Keathley of Akron, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Heffington Cemetery by Pence Funeral Home. Pallbearers were O.K. and Burl Davidson, Othel Talley, L.B. Harvey and Hubert Harrison.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 30 Dec 1985
OTHO WILLIAM COX
Otho William Cox, of Jacksonville, a Vilonia native and a retired chef, died Saturday (December 28, 1985).
Born February 06, 1912, he was a son of James Henry and Sallie Spencer Cox. He was a World War II veteran and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Walker Cox; two stepsons, Davis O'Neal II and Dennis O'Neal of North Little Rock; a stepdaughter, Dixie Willsey of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Chester Cox of Kerrville, Tex., and Elbert Cox of Amarillo, Tex.; and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Harmony Baptist Church in North Little Rock by the Rev. Harold Sadler. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in North Little Rock by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 22 Sep 1921
MRS. SALLIE COX
Mrs. Sallie Cox, aged 39, wife of J. Henry Cox, died of tuberculosis at their home near Saltillo yesterday. The funeral was held at Oak Bowery this afternoon.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 13 Apr 1972
J.H. COX, 69, RETIRED VILONIA FARMER DIES
Johnnie Herbert Cox, 69, of Vilonia, died today (April 13, 1972) at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Cox was born June 08, 1902, in the Saltillo community, a son of Henry and Sallie Spencer Cox. He was a member of the Vilonia United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verdna Baker Cox; four brothers, Elbert and Lois Cox, both of Amarillo, Tex.; Otho Cox of Long Island, New York, and Chester Cox of Kerrville, Tex.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Hattie Eatman of Calif.
Arrangements are in charge of McNutt Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 14 Apr 1972
COX RITES SET
Funeral services for Johnnie Herbert Cox, 69, of Vilonia, whose death occurred Thursday, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Vilonia Methodist Church. The Rev. Britt Cordell will officate. Burial will be at Vilonia Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 16 Feb 1934
Raoul Crouch, aged about 45, died in a Little Rock hospital at noon today. Doolin's mortuary went after his body, which was to be returned to Conway this afternoon.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 09 Feb 1976
MRS. J.W. CROWNOVER
Mrs. Liddie Wiedower Crownover, 75, of Damascus, died Saturday (February 07, 1976) at Conway Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of James Walter Crownover.
Mrs. Crownover was born June 07, 1900, at Hattieville (Conway Co.) and her parents were Mr. and Mrs. George Wiedower.
She was a member of First Baptist Church at Damascus.
Survivors are a son, Charles Crownover of North Little Rock; a brother, James Wiedower of Guy; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sims of Scott, and Mrs. Pearlie Rimmer and Mrs. Minnie Hartwick, both of Guy; and two grandsons.
Funeral was today at First Baptist Church at Damascus with the Rev. Cecil Burgess officiating. Burial was in Copperas Springs Cemetery at Guy by McNutt Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 03 June 1975
James Walter Crownover, 87, of Rt. 1, Damascus, died Monday (June 02, 1975) at Conway Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Crownover was born November 08, 1887, at Damascus, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Crownover.
He was a Methodist, a Mason, and a veteran of WWI. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Liddie Wiedower Crownover; a son, Charles Crownover of North Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Oza Brown of Damascus; and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Damascus United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Copperas Springs Cemetery at Guy by McNutt Funeral Home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 31 Dec 1979
John Lester Crownover, 82, of Rt. 1, Bee Branch, died Sunday (December 30, 1979) at Fort Roots Veterans Aministration Hospital. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Crownover was born January 13, 1897, at Bee Branch, a son of John Byron and Sarah Kansas Halpain Crownover. He was a WWI Army veteran and a member of Bee Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mr. Maggie Fullerton Crownover; three sons, Ardith Crownover of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Doyle Crownover of North Little Rock, and Bobby Crownover of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Elene Maxwell and Mrs. Deane Chambers, both of North Little Rock; a brother, W.D. Crownover of Clinton; a sister, Mrs. C.W. McKnight of Phoenix, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bee Branch Baptist Church with Henry Pipkins and Floyd Bond officiating. Burial will be in Bee Branch Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Allan and Frank Crownover, Tommy and Randy Chambers, and Billy and David Maxwell.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 23 Feb 1963
GIRL, 3, DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF 10 MONTHS
Norma Lynn Davidson, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Davidson of the Liberty community near Conway, died yesterday (February 22, 1963) at their home.
The child's death was attributed to cancer. She had been ill ten months.
She was born May, 1959, in Conway. Her mother is the former Mary Nell Pearce.
Other survivors include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Pearce of Conway and Mrs. Marth Davidson of Beebe.
Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Beryl Baptist Church by the Rev. Walter Ayers. Burial will be in Beryl Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Raymond, Ronald, J.D., Howard, and Edgar Lee Pearce.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 07 Jun 1972
MRS. DAVIDSON, MT. VERNON NATIVE, DIES
Mrs. Martha Davidson, 91, of Beebe died Tuesday (June 06, 1972) at her home. She was the widow of Joe Martin Davidson.
Mrs. Davidson was born March 19, 1981, at Mt. Vernon. She was a Baptist.
Survivors are two sons, Mayo Davidson of Conway, Andrew Davidson of Floyd; three daughterws, Mrs. Virgie Yeary of Beebe, Mrs. Elsie Luking of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Delure Poe of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McNutt Chapel with the Rev. Jack Bloxom officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Pallbearers are to be Curtis Bevels, Bill Tom Hill, Carl Hill, Wendell Lay, R.M. Dickerson, and "Shorty" Fisher.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 15 Nov 1916
Henry Day died last Wednesday with typhoid fever. He was laid to rest in Macedonia Cemetery. He leaves a wife and baby and a host of friends to mourn his death.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 05 Jan 1987
MRS. CLARENCE DAY, 84, WIDOW OF MERCHANT, DIES
Mrs. Meda Othal Day, 84, of Route 9, Conway, widow of Conway merchant Clarence Day, died yesterday (January 04, 1987).
Born July 15, 1902, a daughter of Lonzo and Liza Kirby Loveless, she was a housewife and a member of Pickles Gap Baptist Church.
Survivors are a son, Charles Day of Conway; a brother, Doyle E. Loveless of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Virtle Hegi of Conway; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pickles Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Paul Anthes, Gary and Walter George Hegi, John Harrington, Paul Fulmer, and Kirk Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pickles Gap Baptist Church building fund.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 21 Jan 1927
Our community was made sad Saturday when the message went out that Mrs. Margaret Day was dead. She would have been 72 years old on February 11 and had lived at Pickles Gap for many years. She was a member of Pickles Gap Church. She leaves four sons, Cal, Walter, Jim, and Ed; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Hicks of Guy, Mrsl. Della Hallums of Spring Hill, and Mrs. Ella Atkisson, with whom she made her home. She also leaves 31 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her death. All her children were at her bedside. Weep not, friends, for your mother is not dead, but just asleep in Jesus. She was a Christian from her girlhood until God called her home. Rev. E.P.J. Garrott of Conway conducted the funeral service and she was laid to rest in Macedonia Cemetery by the side of her companion.
The bereaved have our deepest sympathy.
Mrs. Maggie Butts of Muskogee and Joe Day of Ft. Smith and Mrs. and Mrs. William Hallums and Elmer Hallums and family of Little Rock attended their grandmother's funeral.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 10 Aug 1906
JOHN DAY DEAD --from Wednesday's Daily
John Day, 66 years old, died today at his home near Pickles Gap, eight miles northeast of Conway, following an attack of malaria. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, burial being in Macedonia Cemetery. Mr. Day is survived by his widow and several children.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 24 Aug 1906
John Day died last week of congestion. We extend our sympathy. --Aug. 23 (date of reporting)
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 19 Oct 1916
The death angel visited our home and took from us our beloved father, John Day. He was ill only a few days, and died August 16, 1916. He left his wife, six boys and three girls, and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was born in Alabama, October 11, 1850, came to Arkansas 30 years ago and remained home until his death. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 36 years and was a good citizen, a good husband, and a loving father. He was loved by all who knew him. It was sad for him to leave us, our home is lonely. He leaves a vacancy in our home that can never be filled, but God saw fit to call him home to his mansion above. Oh, how we miss him, but we can only prepare while we wait to meet him where there will be no more parting, no more pain or death, where we can be with him and praise God forever.
Written by his daughters, Della and Ella
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 01 Apr 1909
Chester, the 13 year old son of W.C. Day of Pickles Gap, died at 9 o'clock last night of pneumonia. The funeral occurred this afternoon at Macedonia Cemetery.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 11 Oct 1949
W. CALVIN DAY, 77, DIES SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME HERE
William Calvin Day, aged 77, died of a heart attack at his home on Washington Avenue at 10 o'clock last night.
Mr. Day, employed in a feed store operated by his son, Clarence Day, for the past decade or longer, was at work yesterday. He returned home in the late afternoon.
A native of Fort Payne, Ala., Mr. Day had lived in Arkansas since childhood, spending most of his life in Conway. The son of John Day and Margaret Leigh, he is survived by his wife, the former Ida Burks, to whom he was married June 06, 1931. His first wife died about 20 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Other suvivors include three other sons, Vernon of San Antonio, Tex., Truett of Los Angeles, Calif., and Raymond Day of Conway; three daughters, Mrs. S.U. Butts of Coweta, Okla., Mrs. W.H. Halbert of Little Rock, and Mrs. J.N. Morgan of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Walter of Vilonia and Ed Day of Conway; a sister, Mrs. Della Hallum of Greenbrier; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Othar Smith and Rev. T.W. Hayes in the chapel of Pence Funeral Home at 2 p.m. tomorrow, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Porter Tipton, Bill Mason, Leslie Crafton, Jr., Jimmie Edwards, Elmer Paul Graddy, and Harold Womack.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 18 Nov 1940
JIM B. DAY, DIES SUDDENLY SATURDAY AT DOCTOR'S HOME
Funeral services were held by Rev. T.W. Hayes Sunday at Macedonia Church for Jim B. Day, aged 63, of Mayflower, who died suddenly Saturday afternoon at the home of Dr. G.W.L. Harrod in the Woodrow community, where Mr. Day was receiving treatment. He had been in poor health for several years, but his death was unexpected.
Mr. Day was a native of Georgia, where he was born September 23, 1877, but had lived in Faulkner County for about 50 years. His is survived by a son, Calvin Day of Reno, Nev.; four daughters, Mrs. George Moss and Mrs. Jack Brown of Reno, Mrs. Kenneth Martin and Miss Louise Day of Mayflower; four grandchildren, Mary Frances and George Moss, Jr., and Jack Brown, Jr., of Reno, and Jimmie Edward Martin of Mayflower; three brothers, W.C., Ed, and Walter Day of Conway; and one sister, Mrs. J.T. Hallum of Little Rock.
Interment was at Macedonia Cemetery in charge of J.A. Pence and Son. Active pallbearers were Grover Turner, Lonnie Webb, John Townsend, Alfred Cargile, Lester Sellers, and George Davis.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 11 Aug 1958
THOMAS W. DAY, RETIRED MINISTER, DIES AT HOSPITAL
The Rev. Thomas Walter Day, 71, retired Baptist minister of Conway, died today at Memorial Hospital following a stroke.
He was born December 26, 1886, at Spring Hill, a son of the late John and Margaret Leith Day, and lived all his life in Arkansas. The Rev. Mrs. Day moved to Conway in 1950.
Survivors include a son, Alfred Owen Day of Little Rock Air Force Base; two daughters Miss Margaret Day of Conway and Miss Vida Day of Little Rock; and a grand-daughter, Miss Kimberly Jane Day of Guy.
Funeral services are to be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at McNutt Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.H. Street and the Rev. E.F. Simmons officiating. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers, all nephews of Mr. Day, are to include Charles Day, James Atkinson, and Willie, Elmer, Oren, and Hazel Hallum.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 13 Nov 1915
"Uncle" Bill Day, one of the oldest residents of this community, died Monday morning at 10"30 o'clock. He has been an invalid for over ten years. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 09 Nov 1916
HENRY C. DAY DEAD
Henry C. Day, 28 year old son of the late John Day, died at his home four miles north of Conway yesterday afternoon following a seige of typhoid fever. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, burial being in Macedonia Cemetery.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 07 May 1969
T.O. DAY, 58, FORMERLY OF CONWAY, DIES
T.O. (Truett) Day, 58, of Sunland, Calif., died Sunday night (May 04, 1969) in his sleep at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Day was a native of Conway and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Day. He attended school here. He lived in California about 30 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Freda Day; two sons, Steve and Leo Day, both of the home; three brothers, Clarence, Vernon, and Raymond DAy, all of Conway; and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Butts of Enid, Okla., Mrs. Ora Halbert of Pine Bluff, and Mrs. Ann Morgan of Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral will be Thursday at Sunland.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 29 Nov 1929
MRS. EMILY J. DAY, 48, DIES AT HOME HERE
Mrs. Emily Johnston Day, aged 41, wife of W. Cal Day, succumbed to an extended illness Wednesday afternoon at her home on Johnson Street. Her condition had been critical for several months and the end was not unexpected.
She was born September 20, 1881, in Miss., but came to Ark. with her parents when a child and had lived in Faulkner County over 40 years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Day is survived by their daughter, Mrs. S.U. Butts of Boyyton, Okla., Mrs. W.H. Halbert of Conway, and Miss Anna Mae Day, who teaches at Jonesboro; by six sons, Joe Day of Fort Smith, Clarence, Vernon, Truett, Leo, and Raymond Day of Conway; by three sisters, Mrs. Katie Glenn of Miss., Mrs. Hamp Sellers of Arkadelphia, and Mrs. W.C. Kelley of Lollie; and by one brother, Don Johnston of Beryl.
Funeral services in charge of Dr. E.P.J. Garrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, were held at the family resident at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. Burial was made in the Macedonia Cemetery in charge of J.A. Pence & Son. Pallbearers were B.S. Neal, J.H. Dunn, C.W. Jones, M.C. Crow, W.P. Nowell, and George Joseph.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 12 Mar 1914
Resolutions of Bristol Baptist Church in conference: Whereas, our Divine Father and Creator has seen fit to call from us our beloved sister, Tilia P. Day. She was born at Demopolis, Ala., July 01, 1869, and moved with her parents to Brinkley, Ark., when nine years of age; was converted at the age of 14; was married to E.W. Day at the age of 16; and was mother of seven children, two dying in infancy. Her husband and four sons and one daughter survive her. She came from the freewill Baptist Church of Bristol in 1911. She died March 01, 1914, in peace with God.
Therefore, be it resolved, first, that we lost a much-loved and useful member of our church; second, that we deeply mourn her loss and extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to her sorrowing husband, sons, and daughter, and other loved ones, for we realize they have lost one of their fondest ties; third, we bow in humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father and deeply feel her loss in the church, yet we rejoice in her blessed gain; fourth, that as a token of our high appreciation of our sister and friend these resolutions be placed on our church record.
Rev. C.N. Davis, H. Hill, M.N. Strickland, Committee.
March 10, 1914.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 24 Dec 1981
Mrs. Essie Dempsey, 88,of Greenbrier, died Wednesday (December 23, 1981) at Doctors Hospital.
Mrs. Dempsey was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Greenbrier and the widow of Tom Dempsey.
Born January 05, 1893, she was a daughter of William and Elizabeth Simmons McRae.
Survivors are a son, Leonard Dempsey of Greenbrier; three daughters, Mrs. Corine Gotcher of Greenbrier, Mrs. Alma Wilson of North Little, and Mrs. Milgene Coates of Beatrice, Neb.; a brother, J.E. McRae of Conway; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Rhea of West Memphis; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenbrier Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Thompson and George Harvey, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Thorn Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Steve, Mike, and Rick Gotcher, Ronnie and Rick Polk, and Jeff McDonald.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 20 Mar 1930
MRS. A.O. DENTON
--from Friday's Daily
Mrs. A.O. Denton, age 71, a native of Tennessee but a resident of Faulkner County 45 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Moore, three miles northeast of Conway, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. She had been ill for sometime.
Besides Mrs. Moore, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Carrie Tinsley of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. James Hay and Mrs. Anna King of Conway; and one son, J.T. Denton of Seminole, Oklahoma.
Funeral services were conducted by Dr. C.J. Greene and interment made in the Macedonia Cemetery at 11 o'clock this morning. Pence and Son had charge of the burial.
Honorary pallbearers were: Jim Munn, John Rumpker, George Brewster, Jim Chisler, Will Hegi, Will Anthony, Elmer Stevens, LonLoveless, and Will McPherson. Active pallbearers: Joe Bruich, Elmer Southerland, Ernest Lock, Clarence Day, George Southerland, and Jack Chisler.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 12 Apr 1979
JAMES HARVEY DRAKE
Funeral services for James Harvey Drake, 75, of 7 Western Bell Apartments who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland United Methodist Church in Holland with the Rev. Harold Danley officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Holland by McNutt Funeral Home.
Mr. Drake was a retired employee of the Missouri Pacific railroad and formerly lived in North Little Rock. He was born August 07, 1903, in Knoxville, Tenn., a son of John and Biner Heady Drake.
Pallbearers will be Larry Drake, Johnny Drake, Jimmy Redmond, Jerry Redmond, Chester J. Weaver, and Billy Ray Cook.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 11 Jan 1945
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DUKE FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie G. Duke, whose death occurred at her home at Mayflower Monday will be conducted at the Mayflower Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday by Rev. E.F. Simmons. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery. A son, Fireman First Class Leo D. Duke, arrived today from California to attend the services. Pall-bearers will be as follows: Active--Rufus Rowland, Lovie Naylor, Raymond Martin, Nathan Berry of North Little Rock, Howard Naylor of Levy and Murray Gordon of McGehee. Honorary--Dr. J.R. Kiâ…·q±¯GET http://126.96.36.199:20480/hello HTTm, Otis Irby, N.D.Needham, Holley Raney, James Adams, Hosea Long, Owen Lawrence, Luther Long, Wiley Mosley, and Dr. L.S. Dunaway, Jr.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 19 Feb 1923
MRS. ARTHUR DUNN
Mrs. Minnie Ella Dunn, wife of A.A. Dunn, who lives at Pickles Gap, died Sunday from pneumonia. The funeral was to be held this afternoon at 3:30 at Macedonia, in charge of Rev. A.A. Dulaney, pastor of the Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Dunn is survived by her husband and five children.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 22 Feb 1923
Our hearts were made sad last sunday night, when God called at the home of Arthur Dunn and took his victim Mrs. Minne Dunn. She had been suffering for over two weeks. She leaves her husband, five children, two brothers, and many friends to mourn her death. Weep not, dear husband and children, we know she has gone to rest, and is over all her suffering. All that loving hands could do was done for her, but God thought best to call her home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 24 Nov 1947
W.O. DURHAM DIES AT HOME SUNDAY NIGHT
William Osburn Durham, aged 72, citizen of Conway for more than a half century, died at his home, 426 Locust Avenue, at 9 o'clock last night. Mr. Durham had been confined to his home two years by illness, but had not been active since February, 1942, when he was struck and injured by an automobile on a downtown Conway Street.
He formerly was in charge of the J.D. Dunaway insurance office in Conway and prior to that time taught school in Faulkner County and was connected with several Conway stores. He was elected treasurer in 1938 and served two terms.
Mr. Durham was born in Mississippi, March 01, 1875, and lived in Arkansas most of his life. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and Baptist church. His marriage to the former Minnie Teagle occurred September 27, 1907. Surviving are his wife, a son, Shirley Durham of Conway; a daughter, Mrs. Keith Harrison of Texarkana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Homer Wilkins of Conway; a sister, Mrs. Will Sparrow of Searcy; and two granchildren. Funeral services will be held at Doolin's funeral chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Rev. Harold B. Tillman, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be as follows: Active--Francis Sharrock, Edward George, William George, David Doyle, Walter Dunaway, and Sterling Burton. Honorary--J. Wendell Henry, J.R. Edwards, J.P. Plant, G.P. Burton, Ernest Halter, H.O. Splawn, Marvin Bush, Leo Crafton, John, L.S., O.L. and Dr. Ed Dunaway, Dr. Fred Gordy, Jr., George Joseph, J.B. Coxsey, W.N. Jones, Coy Turner, Powers Dow, and Dr. N.E. Fraser.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 27 Feb 1997
SHIRLEY O. DURHAM
Shirley O. Durham, 88, of Conway, died Wednesday (February 26, 2997) at Salem Place Nursing Center.
Born October 03, 1908, in Conway, son of William and Minnie Teagle Durham, he was a retired coach, principal and teacher at Conway High School, a Conway High graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas), a Baptist, and a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mobbs Durham and a son, Bill Durham.
Survivors are two neices, Sally Still Abbe of El Paso, Tex., and Elaine Wilkins Maynard of Conway; a sister-in-law, Bessie Keathley Mobbs of Conway.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway with Dr. R. Dale Wicker, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 06 Jul 1928
EDWIN DURHAM GOES TO DEATH HERO OF CRASH
Edwin Oldham Durham, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Durham, succumbed to injuries at 11:50 o'clock at St. Anthony's hospital in Morrilton last night from injuries sustained July 4 in a truck crash on Petit Jean Mountain. He had rallied earlier in the night, and attendants thought his chances for recovery were improving, but he took a turn for the worse after 11 o'clock and lived only a few minutes.
His body was brought to Conway this morning by J.A. Pence & Son and is at the home of his parents on South Locust Street. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning.
Durham was a member of the Epworth League picnic party that spent the fourth on Petit Jean Mountain. The party was coming down the steep mountain road when the brake bands of the truck burned out and crashed into an embankment. More than 25 were on the truck and one, Miss Arvilla Campbell, is not expected to live. Four others yet remain int he Morrilton hospital.
Young Durham died a hero. He sacrificed his life that he might save the lives of the entire party. the youth was riding the fender on the side of the driver as the truck started down the mountain. When he saw that it was out of control of the driver, Jerry H. Glenn of Little Rock, he caught the steering wheel and directed the truck into the embankment. Had it been allowed to run off the deep cliff, the entire party probably would have been killed.
Durham was in a position to have jumped from the truck when he saw it was heading widely off the road, but coolly he took hold of the wheel and directed it to the opposite side of the road from the cliff.
The truck was telescoped in the crash, and it was thought Durham was caught by the heavy body. He received a ghastly wound about the stomach and one of his lungs was also injured, it was said. A watch in the youth's pocket stopped at 5:17 and it is presumed this was the exact time of the accident.
Durham was born January 16, 1911, in Conway.
Young Durham graduated from Conway high school last month and during the vacation period had been in the employee (employ) of the Marland Oil Co. He had planned to enter college this fall.
At school and in church affairs, Durham was a leader. He was a member of the high school quartet and took active part in a member of other school activities. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and president of the Berean Sunday School class, of which Mrs. Florence Traylor is the teacher. Members of his high school and Sunday school classes will serve as pall bearers at the funeral Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence, 513 South Locust Street, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Dr. E.P.J. Garrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Active pall bearers will be as follows: A.J. Meadors, Jr., David Doyle, Walter Dunaway, Ed George, William George, and Paul Thomason. Honorary pall bearers will be: Hamilton Traylor, Jack Hickerson, Earl Sims, Lloyd Sims, James Clayton, Truett McPherson, Travis Traylor, Paul Jones, Gordon Westmoreland, Hal Fraser, Kessinger Nowell, Silas Snow, Benton Wofford, John Dorrill, Howard Dorrill, Maxfield Garrott, Marvin Buffington, Albert Burton, T.J. Robinson, Doyle Thomason, Steve DeJarnatt, Ralph DeJarnatt, Thomas O'Neal, James Cox, Bob Taylor, Glenn Clements, Tom Watson, Lester Adair, Donaghey Sammons, Billy Bowles, Truett Day, Roy Hickerson, Lewis McKinney, Bob Adams, and Nolan Minton.
Besides his parents, Durham is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Frances Durham and Mrs. Homer Wilkins, and one brother, Shirley Durham, all of Conway.
Misses Lillie Hale, Burmer Bryan, Lucille Shaw, and Clara Mowery, State Teachers College students and other members of the ill-fated picnic party most seriously hurt, were reported resting comfortably at St. Anthony's hospital this morning and their rapid recovery is predicted.
Misses Ida McCubben and Margaret Combs have been removed to the Faulkner County hospital here. It is thought both will be discharged within a few days.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 05 Oct 1921
Joe Durham, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Durham ided at heir home at noon today, after several days' illness. Funeral arrangements had not been announced this afternoon.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 06 Oct 1921
The funeral of little Joe Durham, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Durham, who died yesterday at noon, will be held at their home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. The funeral was delayed to await the arrival of a brother, Dan Durham, who is en route from Denver, Colo., and is expected to arrive here tonight or tomorrow morning.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 22 Feb 1923
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Minnie Dunn, also the little Durham girl. The bereaved have our heartfelt sympathy.
The death angel visited at the home of Mrs. Minnie Durham, and took her daughter, Hazel, aged 13. She leaves her mother, four sisters, one brother, and many friends to mourn her death. The bereaved ones have our sympathy.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 01 Mar 1923
LONOKE'S FORMER SHERIFF IS DEAD
Ben W. Durham, aged 63, sheriff of Lonoke County for four years ending January 1 and for a number of years a well known citizen of Conway, died at his home at England, Ark., at 6 o'clock this morning, according to word received here. Heart failure was the immediate cause of death, although Mr. Durham had been in poor health for several months.
Funeral services will be held at England Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be at that place.
Mr. Durham was born in Mississippi October 16, 1860, and came with his parents to Conway in 1872. He lived here until about 25 years ago, when he moved to England. He was married in 1898 to Miss Lula Hicks of Lonoke, who with four sons survive him. The children are Ben W., Jr., Hicks, Harrell, and Earl. Mr. Durham also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Cargile of Quitman and Mrs. A.R. England of Conway; one brother John H. Durham of Conway. He had many friends in this city who will be deeply grieved to learn of his death.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 15 Mar 1917
MRS. A.D. DURHAM DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Was Resident of Conway About 25 Years, and Graduate of Hendrix; Funeral Tomorrow
--from Tuesday's Daily
Mrs. Annie Duncan - Durham, aged 49 years, widow of the late W.L. Durham, died at 8:15 o'clock this morning at her home on Scott and Davis Streets, ÍÐ½‰POST http://shttp.msg.yahoo.com/notifyvices will be conducted from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, by Dr. F.S.H. Johnston and Rev. J. William Boyer. Rev. H.E. Wheeler, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Durham was a member, will be unable to conduct the services on account of an engagement at Fayetteville. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Durham was born at Springfield on April 07, 1868. After living at Plumerville and near Wooster, she moved to Conway about 25 years ago.. She was married to W.L. Durham in 1897. She was a graduate of Hendrix College, completing the course with the class of 1891. After graduating Hendrix, she attended Dr. Price's Seminary at Nashville, Tenn., a year.
Surviving Mrs. Durham are one daughter, Miss Alma Durham, aged 17; one son, Duncan Durham, aged 14, and one brother, Judge W.H. Duncan. The pall bearers will be S.E. Anderson, B.L. Harton, D.O. Harton, Sr., B.T. Deal, John D. Dunaway, and Frank E. Robins.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 04 Nov 1929
POISON FATAL TO SMALL GIRL
Alma Anne Durham, 2, Dies Here
Rat poison eaten earlier in the afternoon proved fatal Saturday night to Alma Anne Durham, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Durham, at the home of the child's grandmother, Mrs. John Henderson, 405 South Oliver Street. The baby, who lived with Mrs. Henderson, was playing with several other children in a neighbor's yeard and found the tube of poisoning in an outbuilding, where it had fallen from a shelf.
Medical aid was summoned and an antidote given the child, but she succumbed about four hours after swallowing the poisoning. Besides her parents, the baby is survived by one brother, Duncan Durham, Jr., aged three. Mr. Durham came here yesterday from Ft. Smith and Mrs. Durham was summoned from Little Rock when they received news of the child's death.
Funeral services in charge of Dr. E.P.J. Garrot, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Dr. J.M. Workman, pastor of the First Methodist Church, were held at the home of Mrs. Henderson this morning at 10 o'clock. Pallbearers were Misses Naomi Parker, Montez Lyons, May Wortham, May Lee Simmons.
--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 29 Aug 1929
Melba Danette, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Durham of New Orleans, born Monday, died a few hours later, according to a message received by Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Durham, parents of Dan Durham, a former Conway citizen.