Faulkner County Arkansas Obituaries

From the Log Cabin Democrat



--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs.,14 Jan 1904


J.C. Ingram died at Naylor last Wednesday. He was about 50 years of age.

He was a good citizen and his death will be a great loss to our vicinity.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 02 Feb 1926


The remains of R. Ingram of Newport were laid to rest in the Siloam Cemetery last Friday. We extend to the bereaved our sympathy.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 04 Feb 1926


Renzer Ingram died last Thursday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Marinda Curtis. He was laid to rest in Siloam Cemetery. Leakage of the heart caused his death.


--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 15 Sep 1964


Robert H. Jamison, of Route 4, Conway, a retired railway worker and farmer, died Monday (September 14, 1964) at Memorial Hospital after a month's illness. He was 74.

Mr. Jamison was born April 3 (or 8), 1890, in Faulkner County, a son of Patrick Henry and Sarah Powers Jamison. He had lived in Arkansas all his life.

Survivors include a son, Robert H. Jamison of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Dorothy Jamison of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Sam Jamison of Conway; a sister, Mrs. Jack Wilson of Conway; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at McNutt Chapel by B.G. Hogan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Albert Walls, Clarence Day, Earl Naylor, C.T. King, Bill Hageman, and Travis Moseley.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 13 Jan 1930


News was received by relatives in Conway of the death of T.W. Johnson, Jr., at a hospital in Monroe, La., at 4 p.m. Saturday, following an [absent text] which he never rallied. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, who is a sister of W.A. Russell of Conway, and two children, Margaret and Hubert Johnson. The body will be carried to Mr. Johnson's former home at Harrison, Ark., for interment. Mrs. Homer Stewart of this city will join Mrs. Johnson in Little Rock and accompany her to Harrison. Mr. Russell left immediately for Monroe upon receipt of the message telling of Mr. Johnson's death. Mr. Johnson and family have many friends in Conway who will regret his passing. The Johnsons made their home in Conway for several years, when Mr. Johnson was associated in contracting with W.A. Russell.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 07 Jul 1975


Mrs. Cora Etta Johnston, 88, of 1623 Bruce Street, died Sunday (July 06, 1975) at Conway Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Sidney M. Johnston.

Mrs. Johnston was a lifelong resident of Conway. She was born February 22, 1887, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tucker.

She was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hobart (Dorothy) Hensley of Conway; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McNutt Chapel by the Rev. Jesse Thomas. Burial will be in Old Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Honea, Tom Robinson, Vaden Yarbrough, Charles Roland, McGee Simmons, and Glendon Hensley.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 11 Aug 1952


Sidney Marvin Johnston, 61, died at the New Veteran's Hospital in Little Rock shortly before noon today.

Mr. Johnston, a World War I veteran, had been in ill health a number of years. He suffered from kidney and heart ailments. He was a native of Faulkner County.

His home was at 1020 Deer Street. He and his wife, Mrs. Cora Johnston, formerly resided at 1007 Main Street.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hobert Hensley of Conway; and three sisters, Mrs. R.L. House and Mrs. J.L. Scrimshire of Malvern, and Mrs. Julian House of Bakersfield, Calif.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be at Old Liberty Cemetery. McNutt's Funeral Home is in charge.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 12 Aug 1952


Funeral services for Sidney Marvin Johnston, 61-year-old retired farmer who died in a Little Rock Hospital yesterday, will be conducted at the McNutt Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Vernon Ward of North Little Rock and the Rev. J.N. Farris of Guy.

Burial will be at Old Liberty Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Roland Herring, Pete Simon, H.E. Gillian, Maurice Lackey, J.A. Ingram, and Virgil Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will include Dr. Fred Gordy, W.B. Thines, Arthur Holland, Bob Stapleton, John Bruich, W.H. Woodward, J.I. Purtle, Norvin Purtle, and Member of the Old Liberty Sunday School class.

Mr. Johnston was a Mason, a World War I veteran, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He had been in ill health a number of years.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 11 June 1914


Junior Johnston, 10-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Johnston, died of congestion this morning at 7 o'clock. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.R. Steel. Burail will be in New Liberty Cemetery.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 10 Dec 1914


--Monday's Daily V.W. Johnston, 78 years old, confederate veteran and a resident of Faulkner County for more than 20 years, died at the home of his son, E.V. Johnston, six miles east of Conway, at 7 o'clock Saturday night of apoplexy. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery. Three sons and two daughters survive.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 07 Jan 1949


Edward V. Johnston, aged 83, 909 West Sixth Street, Little Rock, who died at Arkansas Baptist hospital at Little Rock Thursday, was a former resident of Conway.

He was born at Camden, Tenn., March 05, 1865, and as a young widower he came to Faulkner County and engaged in farming, railroad work, and other activities. He also lived at Russellville and Atkins before moving to Little Rock, where in recent years, he served as watchman for the state highway department. He was active in his work until three weeks ago, when he became ill. He was a Baptist and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He left Conway approximately 20 years ago.

Survivors include his widow, the former Mrs. Babe Shaw of Hamlet; three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Scrimshire and Mrs. Zula House of Malvern, and Mrs. Emma House of Bakersfield, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clyda Bailey of Orange and Mrs. Daisy Eberhardt of Ontario, Calif.; a son, Marvin Johnston of Conway; six stepsons, W.C. Shaw of Costa Mesa, Calif., Fred Shaw of San Pedro, Calif., C.J. Shaw of North Little Rock, Clifford Shaw of Little Rock, Sherman Shaw of Orange, Calif., and Jack Shaw of Morrilton; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Birdwell of Lonoke and Mrs. Lonzo A. Woodworth of Conway; a brother, R.W. Johnston of Conway; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E.F. Simmons of Beryl at Griffin-Leggett Funeral Home at Little Rock at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Little Rock.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 12 Mar 1903


Mrs. Elby Jones, wife of Mal Jones, died at this place last Thursday night and was buried Friday evening at New Liberty Cemetery. She leaves a husband, mother, and several small children to mourn her loss. --Mar 10 (date of reporting)

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 15 Feb 1940


--from Saturday's Daily

Mrs. Amanda Jordan, aged 73, widow of J.P. Jordan, died today at her home at Springfield, Mrs. Jordan had lived in Conway County, all her life. She was born March 28, 1866. Surviving her are four sons, S.J. of Menessa, Tex., E.N. and T.J. of Konawa, Okla., and D.P. Jordan of New York City; six daughters, Mrs. M.T. Vernon and Mrs. Ester Crain of Fort Smith, Mrs. Monza Hendrickson of Prairie Grove, Ark., Mrs. P.A. Greer of Clinton, Miss., Mrs. Bob Matthews of Springfield, and Mrs. H.E. Mayhew of Greenbrier; three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at the Springfield Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. T.C. Huff and burial will be made in Springfield Cemetery in charge of Doolin's Funeral Home.


Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Jordan, who died at her home here Saturday morning, were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Huff, pastor of the Greenbrier and Mallettown churches, had charge of the services. Mrs. Jordan, one of our oldest citizens, had spent her entire life in or near Springfield, and left many friends beside the host of relatives to mourn her death. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. M.T. Vernon and Mrs. Esther Crain of Fort Smith, Mrs. Monza Hendrickson of Prairie Grove, Mrs. P.A. Grier of Clinton, Miss., Mrs. H.E. Mayhew of Greenbrier, and Mrs. R.N. Matthews of Springfield; four sons, Sandlin of LaMesa, Tex., Dan of New York City, and Noah and Jeff of Konawa, Okla. All of her children were here either during her illness or at the funeral except Dan and Mrs. Grier, who were sick and unable to get here. Surviving also are several brothers and sisters, a large number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Active pall bearers were grandsons. Burial was in Springfield Cemetery.


We regretted to hear of the death of Mrs. Mandy Jordan of Springfield. The bereaved ones have our sympathy.


We were sorry to hear of the deaths of Howard Brewer, Mrs. Price Jordan, Mrs. Sallie May Pallmer, and J.A. Pence, and extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.


--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 02 Aug 1999


Gary Glen Keathley, 53, of Pangburn, a Vilonia native, died Sunday (Aug. 1, 1999) at McClellan Veterans Hospital.

Born Oct. 3, 1945, son of Dacia Etta Honeysuckle Keathley Adams of Pangburn and the late James Hanford Keathley, he was a mechanic and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors are a son and three daughters; a brother, Paul Keathley of Vilonia; four sisters, Deborah Saxton of Vilonia, Marie Goshien of Alexander, Pat Scheu of Maumelle and Donna Kelly of Douglas, Ga.; and a special friend, Barbara McCosh of Pangburn.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Liberty Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 17 Aug 1953


Mrs. Lou Lane Keathley, 77, of Enola, died of a heart attack at her home today. She was ill five months.

Mrs. Keathley had lived at Enola since her birth on February 09, 1876. She was the widow of Henry Keathley, whom she married in 1912. She was a member of Enola Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, John and Homer Lane of Enola, and Remmel Lane of Little Rock; three sister, Mrs. Clara Grimes of Enola, Mrs. George Griffin of Greenbrier, and Mrs. Hettie Clanton of Mt. Vernon; and her step-mother, Mrs. Nora Lane of Conway.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. P.O. Herrington tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock at Enola Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be George and Jack Grimes, Boyd and Dale Lane, Elijah Bailey, and Bevin Clanton. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis B. Setzler, J.N. Matthews, Johnnie Jobe, W.T. Matthews, J.A. Bell, Grady Lasley, Grady Ingram, Kitchell F. Wilson, Dr. E.M. Ingram, and O.J. Quattlebaum. Burial will be at Marchus Hill Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 13 June 1964


Miss Mary Elizabeth Keller, 79, a resident of Conway 35 years, died Friday (June 13, 1964) at her home, 613 Grove Street.

Miss Keller was born at Copeland (Van Buren Co.) January 27, 1885, a daughter of William Thomas and Sara Manda Dixon Keller. She was a Baptist.

Survivors are two brothers, J.J. Keller and W.H. Keller, both of Oak Grove, La., and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Ellsey of Conway, Mrs. R.L. Lieblong of Guy, and Mrs. Lillian Reynolds of Memphis, Tenn.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McNutt Chapel. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 28 Apr 1967


Mrs. Minnie Angline Keller, 75, of Eudora, a native of Faulkner County, died today (April 28, 1967) at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Tenn.

Mrs. Keller was a member of First Baptist Church in Eudora.

Surviving are a son, Hardy Thomas Keller, Jr., of Eudora; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gray of Memphis and Mrs. W.L. Mann of Harrisburg; a sister, Mrs. John Hillard of Hot Springs; two half-sister, Mrs. Euras Porter of Payetteville and Mrs. Eula King of Conway; a step-brother, Earl Zellner of Conway; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pickles Gap Baptist Church by Dr. William T. Flynt. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery by Pence Funeral Home.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 23 Apr 1925

SUCCUMBS TO AUTO INJURIES The body of Hardy Kellar of Eudora, who died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon as the second victim of an auto crash near Lake Village Tuesday night, was brought to Conway at 3:10 o'clock this afternoon for burial. Funeral services by Dr. E.P.J. Garrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, were to be conducted at Macedonia Cemetery, north of Conway, at 4 o'clock.

Mr. Kellar, who was a prominent hardware merchant at Eudora, where he had resided since leaving Faulkner County about 15 years ago, was 40 years of age. He was born and reared near Conway, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Kellar, still reside. He is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, by four sisters, Mrs. Mason Sellers, Miss Lizzie Kellar, and Mrs. Earl Reynolds of Conway, and Mrs. R.L. Lieblong of Guy, and by four brothers, W.C. Kellar of Lollie, and William, John, and Frank Kellar of Eudora.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 16 Apr 1903


On last Wednesday evening, April 08, the whole community was thrown into mourning by the death of Mrs. Eliza Kelsey, wife of J.R. Kelsey, after an illness of two months. Most of her life was spent here in this community and she had a host of friends, for to know her was to love her. Where duty called she never faltered but was always ready to go to the bedside of the sick and the suffering. Her gentle touch and kind words have helped many suffering ones to bear grievous burdens, for she believed in the divine command, "Bear ye one another's burdens." Mrs. Kelsey was a member of the M.E. Church, South of this place. She leaves a husband and five children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest on April 09 at the New Liberty Cemetery. A short, but very impressive burial service was conducted at the grave by Rev. C.H. Nelson of Conway, amid a large concourse of friends and relatives.

--April 14 (date of reporting)

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 31 Dec 1921


Rev. E.M. (Maud) Kelsey, 41, of Conway, member of the North Arkansas Conference, M.E. Church, south, and pastor of the church at Elaine, Ark., died almost instantly of heart failure in the office of his brother-in-law, W.A. Russell, in the Halter Building at noon today. Mr. Kelsey was apparently in robust health, although he had complained for a few days of a cold and a pain in his chest. He and Mr. Russell had just entered the office and he was seated in a chair when he suddenly fell forward. Dr. I.N. McCollum, in an adjoining office, was immediately summoned, but Mr. Kelsey breathed only a few times after the physician reached him.

Rev. Kelsey was a son of the late J.R. Kelsey, a pioneer citizen of this county, and was born on the Kelsey homestead seven miles east of Conway, September 02, 1880. He was educated in local schools and Hendrix College and 17 years ago decided to enter the Methodist ministry, serving the remainder of his life in that profession. At the conference at Fort Worth last month, he was assigned to the pastorate of the Elaine church.

He is suvived by his wife, who was Miss Josie Metzger, and two daughters, Marie, 17, and Dona, 13. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs J.R. Holmes, eight miles east of Conway, Mrs. W.A. Russell, and Misses Lula and Ola Kelsey of Conway.

Funeral arrangements had not been arranged when the Log Cabin Democrat went to press this afternoon.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 23 Oct 1987


Mrs. Eula B. King, 81, of 1913 Duncan Street, widow of William Rufus King, died yesterday (October 22, 1987) at Baptist Medical Center.

Born June 23, 1906, in Conway, she was a daughter of Jim D. and Sarah Louise Dunn Zellner. She was a housewife and a Methodist.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Old Mountain Home Cemetery at Mountain Home.


--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 28 Nov 1936


The remains of Lizzie Lackey of Gregory were laid to rest in the cemetery here Thursday. She was born, reared, and lived most of her life here. She leaves a husband, some children, a brother, and a sister to mourn her going. To the bereaved we extend sympathy.

The small daughter of Ike Small and wife of Beryl was laid to rest with the same service. We extend sympathy to them also.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 01 Dec 1941


Benjamin Franklin Lackey, aged 82, one of the oldest native-born and life-long citizens of Faulkner County, died Sunday morning at his home in the Holland community. He had been ill with dropsey for a year. Mr. Lackie [spelled as printed] was born near Holland March 23, 1589 [1859]. He was a farmer and was active in church and community affairs, being a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Lackey; three sons, D.W. Lackey of Pine Bluff, and E.F. and B.F. Lackey of Holland; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Butler of Gleason, Mrs. Helen Cobb of Millwood, Ark., and Miss Mattie Lackey of Holland. Funeral services were held at Oakland Church at Holland this morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. J.H. Lane and buried in Oakland Cemetery was in charge of Doolin's Funeral Home.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 14 Aug 1925


Mrs. Bithia Lackey, aged 41 years, wife of B.F. Lackey, well known citizen of Holland, died this morning at the family home after an illness extending over some weeks. The funeral will be held there Saturday and interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Rev. J.L. Rowland will be in charge.

Surviving the deceased are her husband, three children, Earnest, B.F., Jr., and Miss Helen Lackey, all of Holland. Mrs. J.H. McCarty of Holland, also survives, and the names and addresses of another sister and one brother could not be ascertained.

Mrs. Lackey was reared at Lead Hill by Rev. and Mrs. Will Nobles as an orphan. She was well liked and highly respected for many excellent qualitites as a wife and a mother.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 15 Nov 1916


F. Laird died November 07. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. We extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 17 Dec 1903


Uncle Joe Lane died December 13 and was buried Monday evening at the Thorn graveyard. He was 80 years old and lived in this county 44 years. --Dec. 15 (date of reporting)


Uncle Joe Lane died Sunday at 3 o'clock after a lingering illness of four months. The burial will be today at the Thorn graveyard. --Dec. 14 (date of reporting)

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 22 Mar 1922


Mrs. Lane passed away Friday last about the noon hour and was buried Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.W. Williams. She leaves a sad husband and two sons, besides her step children, who dearly loved her. This is plainly demonstrated by their presence at her bedside. We as neighbors and friends will sadly miss her, for to know Mrs. Lane was to love her. A happy home is now town asunder. We extend our deep sympathy to the bereaved ones.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 21 Mar 1922

LOCALS Will Lane of Missouri came in Wednesday to be with his father and at the bedside of Mrs. Lane.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Wed., 29 Mar 1922


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kind and faithful help and sympathy during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother. All hours in day or night they were with us, patient and cheerfully helping. Their kind and loving care made our burden easier to bear. We appreciate so much the comforting words from our pastor.

May God's richest blessings be theirs. --T.S. Lane and Children.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 01 Feb 1906


O.J. Owen was here from Conway Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. J.M. Lay.

Mrs. J.M. Lay died Sunday of tuberculosis, after several months illness. Although she had been very low for some time the news of her death was a shock to her many friends. She was about 60 years of age. Her husband and seven children, all girls, survive her. The interment was in Goodloe Cemetetery Tuesday afternoon.


Mrs. Lay of Quitman, mother of Mrs. Adkisson of this place, died a few days ago. We extend sympathy. --Jan 29 (date of reporting)

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Tues., 10 Nov 1942


Miss Leathel, 47, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mattie Mills, 1836 Tyler Street, today. She was a native of the Needs Creek community of Faulkner County. Besides her mother, she is survived by three brothers, J.B. of Vincent, Ark., Harvey and Clyde Mills of Little Rock; and two sisters, Mrs. Ola Adams of Leonard, Tex., and Mrs. Beulah May of Corcoran, Calif. Funeral services will be held at Needs Creek Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by Rev. W.J. Burgess. Burial will be in Needs Creek Cemetery by Doolin's Funeral Home. Pall bearers will be as follows: Nealon, Garland, Farrell, and Curtis Mills, Charles Adams, and J.B. Mills, Jr.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 04 Oct 1957


Mrs. Sarah Catherine Lee, 84, of 218 Conark Courts, was pronounced dead of a heart attack up on arrival at Memorial Hospital yesterday.

Mrs. Lee, a widow of J.L. Lee, was born November 03, 1872, at Mallettown in Conway County. She was a daughter of the late G.W. and Henrietta Chasarago Mallett and lived all her life in Arkansas. Mrs. Lee was a Methodist.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe Nichols of Conway; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dan Pate of Leachville; a step-son, L.L. Lee of England; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Cunningham of Springfield and Mrs. Liddie Miller of Valliant, Okla.; three brothers, Will Mallett of Morrilton, Dan and Joe Mallett of Mallettown; 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Mallettown Methodist Church, with the Rev. R.G. Lane of Charleston officiating. Burial is to be in Mallettown Cemetery by McNutt's Funeral Home.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 05 Sep 1932


J.L. Lee, aged 69, died at his home at Shady Grove, 12 miles north of Conway yesterday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock. He was born in Alabama August 20, 1863, and moved to Arkansas 50 years ago. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie Lee; one son, L.L. Lee of England; three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Lyons of Conway, Mrs. Joe Nichols of Shady Grove, and Mrs. Ben pate of Leachville; one brothers, L.L. Lee of Morrilton; and three sisters, Mrs. Ola Johnston of Conway, Mrs. Robert Duncan of Little Rock, and Mrs. Ona Jones of England. Funeral services in charge of Rev. J.C. Dawson were to have been held at the Bethlehem Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in charge Doolin's.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 09 Jul 1987


Mrs. Effie Lee, 84, of North Little Rock, a native of Enola and widow of Robert M. Lee, died yesterday (July 08, 1987) at Jacksonville Nursing Home.

Born March 25, 1903, she was a daughter of Thomas and Ellen Mabry Roland. She was a housewife, a former Mt. Vernon resident, and a member of Marcus Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Johnny Olan Williams and Ben Poe, both of North Little Rock; two daughter, Mrs. Lois Keathly Grissom of North Little Rock and Mrs. Mary Louise Taylor of Little Rock; a stepson, Howard Poe of Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sylvia Mahar of Napa, Calif.; three brothers, John Roland of Little Rock, Carl Roland of Bay (Craighead Co.,) and Voyd Roland of Beebe; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Ussery of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Cleta Henry of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Orba Burton of Beebe; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marcus Hill Baptist Church at Enola with the Rev. Herndon Hoggard officiating. Burial will be in Heffington Cemetery at Enola by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Tommy and Harvey Poe, Bobby Tarkington, Harley Like, and Billy and James Stone.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., February 1, 1999


Royce D. Lewelling, 76, of Vilonia died Saturday (Jan. 30, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Vilonia, a son of W. S. and Jennie Smith Lewelling, he was an aide at the Conway Human Development Center, a Baptist and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors are his wife, Margie Gidley Lewelling; a daughter, Ann Honermann of Madison, S.D.; a son, Dale Lewelling; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holland Baptist Church with James G. Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Beryl Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wiley, Roy Wiley, Jack Wiley, Bob Pernia, Robert Brakebill and Buddy Land.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Sat., 04 Apr 1936


Fred E. Lewis, aged 59, farmer, died at his home, 418 Donaghey Ave., at 2 a.m. today. Mr. Lewis had lived here four or five years. He was born in the state of Wisconsin, December 24, 1876. Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Lewis, one daughter, Miss Sybil Lewis of Conway, and two sons, Fred Lewis, Jr., of Sheridan and Cecil W. Lewis of Conway. The funeral cortege will leave the family home tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Hardin Cemetery near Pine Bluff at 2 p.m., and interment will be in charge of J.A. Pence & Son.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 25 Mar 1948


Mrs. Rainie Love, aged 50, wife of Ben F. Love of the Linder community, died at 3:15 a.m. today at the Conway Memorial Hospital following a week's illness. A native of Searcy County, where she was born December 24, 1892, Mrs. Love was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. J.W. Bones, and she lived in Arkansas all her life. She was married to Mr. Love in October 1917. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are two step-daughters, Mrs. Ethel Grimmett of Ferndale, Ark., and Mrs. Willie B. Crabtree of North Little Rock; three step-sons, Amon Love of Linder, Fred Love of Norphlet, Ark., and Herman Harrison of North Little Rock; 14 step-grandchildren; a niece, Miss Bennie Lee Bone of Holland; and a nephew, Tom Beaver.

Funeral services will be held at Spring Hill Church Friday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. W.J. Burgess of Little Rock. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery will be in charge of J.A. Pence & Son.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Thurs., 21 June 1962


Mrs. Carrie Loveless, 73, 1228 Front Street, died last night (June 20, 1962) at Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year.

Mrs. Loveless was the widow of J.C. Loveless.

She was born March 27, 1889, at Greenbrier and had lived in Conway 35 years. She was a daughter of the late A.J. and Sallie Glover Mills.

Mrs. Loveless was a Baptist.

Survivors are a son, Foy Loveless of North Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Surratt of Texarkana and Mrs. A.T. Maddox of North Little Rock; a brother, V.M. Mills of Little Rock; and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at Central Baptist Church, Watkins Street and Lee Avenue, at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. C.O. Strong and the Rev. G.D. Cardin. Burial will be at Needs Creek Cemetery by Doolin Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Robert McClain, J.D. Reynolds, Faber and Raymond Woodruff, Dennis Cardin, and Johnnie White.

The body will lie in state at Central Baptist Church from 12:30 p.m. until funeral time tomorrow.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 11 Mar 1957


J.C. Loveless, 71, retired maintenance man of 1228 Front Street, Conway, died at a Newport hospital Saturday following a heart attack.

Mr. Loveless had been ill about 12 hours. He was in Newport to visit a daughter. A husband of Carrie Mills Loveless, he was born at Greenbrier August 31, 1885, and had lived all his life in this state.

Mr. Loveless was a son of the late Ebbie and Elzie Rogers Loveless. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Conway.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Floy Loveless of North Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Surratt of Wichita Falls, Tex., and Mrs. A.T. Maddox of Newport; three brothers, T.M. and Z.T. Loveless of Conway, and W.H. Loveless of Fort Worth, Tex.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Needs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. A.R. Reddin, the Rev. Charles O. Strong, and Dr. J.E. Cobb officiating.

Burial will be in Needs Creek Cemetery by Doolin's Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers are to include Cecil Graddy, J.D. Reynolds, Walter Hegi, Clarence Day, Burl Ethridge, and Raymond Woodruff.

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Fri., 24 Mar 1978


Guthrie O. Loveless, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday (March 23, 1978) in Memphis. He was a retired sales representative for Exxon Corp.

Mr. Loveless was born in Faulkner County and formerly resided in Conway.

He was a member of Berclair Baptist Church in Memphis and a veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Ellzey Loveless; a son, Donal Eugene Loveless of Memphis; his mother, Mrs. Clara Loveless of Conway; a brother, Gene Loveless of Conway; and five sisters, Mrs. Dennis Cardin of Conway, Mrs. Ozie Martiniz of Inglewood, Calif., Mrs. Georgia Brantley of Jennings, La., Miss Lovetta Loveless of Little Rock, and Mrs. James McElhanon of North Little Rock.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Poplar Street Memphis Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. in Springhill Cemetery here.

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