Burk, Jesse M.

Jesse M. Burk, born December 13, 1827 in Tennessee, died October, 17, 1889 in his home in Camp Arkansas., Wednesday at 12:00 p.m..  He had pneumonia for two weeks.

His survivors are wife Susannah, two sons and two daughters.

Mr Burk lived in this county for many years, and had accumulated considerable property.  He had many friends who regret to hear of his death. Burial at Burk's Schoolhouse Thursday.

Submitter's note: This is a handwritten copy of an obit that I received. It does not look at all complete)

Cash, Rufus H.


Services were held June 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Chapel with Rev. Delbert Deavers officiating for Rufus H. Cash, son of the late L. D. and Julia M. Michaels Cash.  He was born Feb. 25, 1884, at Mammoth Spring Ark. and died May 30 at the St. John's hospital, Springfield, Mo., age 80 years, 3 months and 5 days.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. G. P. Wooldridge, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. T. F. Burkett, Austin Tex., and Mrs. Clarence Orr, Mammoth Spring.  Mr. Cash was affiliated with the General Baptist church.  He was a retired farmer. 

Burial was in the Moten Cemetery by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.  Pallbearers were Earl Michaels, Granville Fuller, Ed Herbold, D. Jackson, Hildred Miller and Martin Komm.

Ruth Ann Davis

Coggins, Flodie Pauline

Flodie Pauline Coggins, daughter of the late Joe Syruss Dunkerson and Lona Mae Hackworth, was born April 26, 1922 in Heart, Arkansas.  She departed this life Wednesday morning, September 13, 1995 at the Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 73 years, 4 month, and 18 days.

She was united in marriage to Lawrence Coggins on February 26, 1941 in Heart, Arkansas and to this union 3 children were born.  She spent her working years as a wife, mother and Nurses Aide at the Oak Hills Manor Nursing Home. 

She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Caroline Sue Coggins, brother Mart Everett Dunkerson, and sister Vera Faye Howard.


Dale, Sharon L.

Sharon L. Dale, 50, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Mexico and Jefferson City, Mo., as well as, Reno, Nev., passed unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Dale was born Aug. 17, 1956, in Mexico, Mo.

She married Roger Dale on Oct. 28, 1989.

She was a secretary for Clair United Methodist Church and Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and she owned and operated Phoenix Creations Website Design.

Mrs. Dale was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Wayne and Ruth (Copeland) Sims.

She was a member of Mount Moriah Methodist Church in Gower, Mo.; and the Home Business Alliance.

Sharon enjoyed spending time with family and working on her computer.

Survivors: her husband, Roger Dale of Lake Lafayette, Mo.; four sons, Michael Dale, and wife, Brenda of the home; David Dale of Hawaii; and Scott Dale and Steven Dale, both of the home; two brothers, Randy Sims of Orlando, Fla.; and Glen Sims of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; and her grandson, Nathan Dale.

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Clair United Methodist Church, St. Joseph. Interment: Eastlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Epilepsy Foundation.

Sharon was a former Fulton County Coordinator.

Published in the St. Joseph News-Press on 2/22/2007.

Dunkerson, Lona Mae

Lona Mae Dunkerson, daughter of the late Will Hackworth and Eliza Reed, was born May 12, 1891 in Saddle, Arkansas and died Wednesday, July 21, 1976 in Salem, Arkansas.

She was married December 4, 1911 to Joe Syruss Dunkerson in Hardy, Arkansas.

Survivors include one daughter, Flodie Coggins, Salem, AR; one sister, Mrs. Ona Jane Benton, Heart, AR; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband, one sister and three children preceded her in death.


Ellis, Sallie

Mrs. Sallie Ellis, wife of Uncle Wince Ellis died Sunday Dec 17 at the Ellis farm 4 miles south of Mammoth Springs, of Paralysis.

She was 102 years old and leaves a husband, aged 104 years old, and several children, the baby among whom is 49 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are native of North Carolina where they married 73 years ago.  They came to Mammoth Springs, what was then an Indian camping ground known as (Head of the River) in 1852 and have occupied the farm where the aged woman died 41 years.

Funeral Services were conducted by Uncle Tom Wooldridge who had been intimately acquainted with the decreased more than half a century.  She was buried in the Moten Church grave yard.

Henrietta Kirby

Hall, Charles Luther

Charles Luther Hall, son of the late John D. Hall and Beryl Marie Boydston, was born March 7, 1922 at Heart, Arkansas and departed this life Tuesday, October 2, 1984 at the St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 25 days.

He was married to Ethel Stroud, daughter of John Allen Stroud and Frankie Elizabeth Mooney, on December 30, 1945 and to this union two sons were born.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Marvin, who passed away on August 24, 1984.

He is survived by his wife Ethel of the home in Salem, Arkansas; two sons, Larry Hall and Jerry Carl "Toby" Hall of Salem, Arkansas; two brothers, Carl Hall of Glencoe, Arkansas and Lester Hall of Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Tressie Clinton of Alicia, Arkansas and Mrs. Flavia Anthony of Royal Oak, Michigan and three grandchildren, Carla Hall, Curtis Hall and Jason Hall.

He was affiliated with the Baptist Church.


Hall, John D.

John D. Hall, son of the late James Lane Hall and Eliza Ann Mitchell Hall, was born at Heart, Arkansas on July 3, 1889. He departed this life in the Fulton County Hospital on November 5, 1979 at the age of 90 years, 4 months, and 2 days.

He was united in marriage to Beryl Marie Boydston in Salem, Arkansas on July 4, 1916 and to this union six children were born.

He leaves to mourn his passing four sons, Luther Hall of Salem, Arkansas, Carl Hall of Salem, Arkansas, Marvin Hall of Salem, Arkansas, Lester Hall of Joplin, Missouri, two daughters, Mrs. Tressie Clinton of Alicia, Arkansas, Mrs. Flavia Anthony of Troy, Michigan, one sister, Mrs. Florence Cherry of Kansas City, Missouri, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was a retired farmer.

Carla Blanton

Hodges, Gertrude R. Roberts

Gertrude R. Hodges, of Elizabeth, Arkansas, daughter of the late George William and Laura Frances (Fannie) Young Roberts was born December 11, 1903, in Elizabeth, Arkansas. She departed this life Friday this evening at the Columbia Independence Health Center in Independence, Missouri at age 92 years, 7 months and 15 days.

Gertrude was united in marriage to Rev. Robert Lee Hodges on January 8, 1923, at West Plains, Missouri. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabeth, Arkansas.

She leaves to mourn her passing: 5 sons: James Hodges of Independence, Missouri. Bill Hodges of Caulfield, Missouri, Bob Hodges, Leon Hodges and Wally Hodges all of Elizabeth, Arkansas. 4 Daughters: Evelyn Trivitt of West Plains, Missouri. Lena Barker of Viola, Arkansas, Nelda Hurd and Roberta Cable both of Independence, Missouri. 1 Step-daughter: Olga Lou Graham of Boise, Idaho. 1 sister Sarah Robert McGlothin of Viola, Arkansas. 32 Grandchildren, 42 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great - Great - Grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband (Rev Robert Hodges), 1 son (Allen), her parents, 2 stepsons (Oral and Clovis) and 1 step-daughter (Alene).

Burial at the Elizabeth Cemetery.


Holloway, Enid Mae McDonald

Enid Mae McDonald Holloway of Flint Michigan, daughter of the late Benjamin and Crete Johnson McDonald, was born in Fryatt Arkansas, May 3, 1921, and died Tuesday August 4th, 1987, in the Hurley Medical Center, in Flint, Michigan, at the age of 66 years, three months, and one day. She was united in marriage to Will Holloway, on November 23, 1938, in Alton, MO.

Survivors include 2 sons, Bill Holloway of Flint MI, Jack Holloway of Cherokee Village, Ark., 5 daughters, JoAnn McDaniel of Swartz Creek, MI, Donna Hensley of Flint, MI, Rebecca Smith of Flushing MI, and Sharon Mathis and Peggy Thompson both of Goodrich, MI. 14 grand children, three great grand children. One brother Austin McDonald of Mammoth Spring, Ark., five sisters, Opal Komm of Thayer, MO, Margie of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Thelma Carter, Alta Werbe, and Inez Coffenberry of Kansas City, MO. Other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, John and Keith, two sisters and one brother.

Services were held Saturday, August 8, 1987. In the Salem Funeral Services Chapel, with Brother Eldon Coil, officiating. Serving as pallbearers were John Spaulding, Bill Mathis, Bill Smith, Brian Mathis, C.R. Holloway.

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

Holloway, Will

Will Holloway-Formerly of Flint Mich., age 78, died Thursday, Feb 16, 1984, at St Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at Salem, Arkansas, February 19, 1984.  Burial at Camp Cemetery Camp, Arkansas.

Mr. Holloway retired from Fisher Body Coldwater in 1970.  He was in the U. S. Navy during W.W.II, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Salem Arkansas, a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons Bill, and wife JoAnn Holloway of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Jack and wife Becky Holloway of Flint, MI; 5 daughters, Eric and JoAnn McDaniel of Swartz Creek, MI, William and Sharon Mathis of Goodrich, MI, Russell and Donna Hensley of Flint, MI, Ron and Peggy Thompson of Goodrich, MI, David and Becky Smith of Richmond Indiana. Fourteen grand children, one great grandchild, one brother John Holloway, Oklahoma City, OK, and Mrs. Laura Butler, of Camp, Arkansas.

Hot Springs, Salem, Arkansas, Flint Michigan

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

Humphreys, Loyd

Loyd Humphreys, a native of Fulton County and son of the late Albert and Clara Humphreys, died May 30 (ca 1964) at his home in Guymon, Okla.  Funeral services were held June I in Guymon and burial was in Borger, Tex. He was 61 years old.

Survivors are his wife, Lottie, of the home and three children, Mrs. Joyce Jean Luman of Borger, Tex., Mrs. Roy Jennings of Lubbock, Tex. and Clyde Smith of Midland, Tex., four brothers, Dewey of Salem, Ark.; Kay of McCroy, Ark., Curtis of Mammoth Spring and Chester of Thayer; three sisters Miss Erna Humphreys of Dodge City, Kansas, Mrs. Verna McBride of Thayer; Mrs. Ruth Pitchford of Tulsa, Okla.

Those from here who attended the services were Chester Humphreys and the Charley McBrides of Thayer, Kay of McCroy. They stopped in Tulsa, Okla. and picked up Mrs. Ruth Pitchford.

Ruth Ann Davis

Komm, Opal Amber

Opal Amber Komm, daughter of the late Benjamin McDonald and Crete Johnson McDonald, was born February 17, 1919, in Fryatt Arkansas, and died August 18, 1996, in West Plains MO, at the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 1 day.

She was a homemaker and had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since early childhood.

She was married June 5, 1937, in Salem Ark., to Martin Luther Komm Sr. who preceded her in death on December 28, 1992.

Survivors include three children, Martin Luther Komm Jr., Donald E. Komm, and Frances Crete Wyatt all of Thayer MO. Ten grandchildren, Brian, Jeremy, Martin IV, Quintin, Jason, Nickolas, Jamie, Michelle, Jessie, Jenna, Kristin, Tammy and Makayla. Two sisters, Thelma Carter of Kansas City, MO, and Marjorie Smith of Mammoth Spring, Ark., several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 5 sisters, Lorene Ladd, Irene McDonald, Alta Werbe, Enid Holloway, and Inez Coffenberry. One brother Austin McDonald and one son-in-law, Lloyd Red Wyatt.

Services were Tuesday, August 20, 1996, at 2 P.M. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer MO, with Reverend Cody Freeman officiating. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery, in Thayer MO, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Incorporated of Thayer, MO.

Pallbearers, were Martin Komm III, Randy Komm, Mike Komm, Fred Komm. Ken Komm, and Marvin Komm.

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

Linderman, J. W.

J. W. Linderman Funeral January 11

Funeral Services were held Jan. 11 in the Bryson chapel in Mammoth Spring, with Rev. E. O. Flowers officiating, for J. W. Linderman.  He died Jan. 9 in the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. F. Hamilton, at the age of 86 years, 2 months, and 28 days.

Burial was made in the Gum Springs Cemetery, under the direction of the Bryson Funeral Home.

(A separate newspaper article on this death:)


Those attending the funeral of J. W. Linderman, Jan. 11 from out of town included, Carl Cooper, Charles Cooper and Kenneth Cooper all of Kansas City, MO.: the Roy Martins and children of Springfield, MO.; Mr. and Mrs. George Hamilton of Humansville, MO.; the A. W. O'Bryant family of Truman Ark.; Miss Linda Linderman of Searcy, Ark.; Eugene Linderman of Memphis, TN; the Amiel Coopers of Viola, Ark.; the Bob Woods, the Shelby Floyds and the Oral Woods all of Salem, Ark.  Also Mr. and Mrs. Claude Linderman of West Plains, Mo.; the Gary Coopers of Salem.  Also Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wood and the Herbert Keltons of Viola; the Methodist Minister of Marked Tree, Ark., Fannie and Virgil Phillis, Salem, and Mrs. J. W.Holman of Thayer, Mo.

Wanda L. Garner

Linderman, Sarah Caldonia


Sarah Caldonia Linderman, daughter of Wm. L. and Lucy Wood, was born in Fulton County Ark. February 22, 1880, and departed this life March 17, 1950 at Mammoth Spring, at the age of 70 years and 23 days. She was united in marriage to J.W. Linderman, who still survives, on April 2, 1899, and was the mother of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, two of the boys having died in their infancy. The others are all married and have families of their own, namely: Eva Hamilton, Claude Linderman and Clifton Linderman, all of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; Annie Cooper of Viola, Ark., Ruth Scudder of Kansas City, Mo. and Laura O'Bryant of Marked Tree, Ark.

Surviving, also, are 4 sisters; Maude Wood of Pollard, Ark., Laura Watson of Bristow, Okla., Ora Skaggs, who is at present at Kramath, Calif., and Ollie Smith of Henrietta, Okla; two brothers J.M. Wood of Salem, Ark., and Bob Wood of Blackwell, Okla; 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained an active member until her death.

Funeral services were conducted in the Baptist Church at Mammoth Spring, Ark. by Rev. Hugh Cooper of Melbourne, Ark., assisted by Rev. Mayfield, local pastor and burial was made in the Gum Spring Cemetery on March 19, 1950, seven of the grandsons acting as pallbearers, namely: Ray Cooper, Carl Cooper, George Hamilton, Charles Cooper, Kenneth Cooper, Erwin Cooper, and Russell Hamilton.

Wanda L. Garner

McDonald, Austin

Austin McDonald, son of the late Benjamin McDonald, and Crete Johnson McDonald was born July 27, 1909, in Fryatt, AR and departed this life May 26, 1993, at his home in Mammoth Spring, AR, at the age of 83 years, nine months and 29 days.

He was united in marriage, July 4, 1950, in Mammoth Spring AR to Viola Sterling Herrick. He is survived by his wife, Viola of the home in Mammoth Spring AR. four children Diane Rogers of Bedford Texas, Charlotte Hurtt of Mammoth Spring AR, Sharon Nickless of Camdenton MO and Shirley Henley of Urbandale Iowa, five grandchildren, Kimberly, Bradley and Nathan Rogers, all of Bedford Texas. Rick Henley of Morrison Illinois, and Amy Henley of Urbandale, Iowa; four sisters, Opal Komm of Thayer, MO, Inez Coffenberry and Thelma Carter both of Kansas City MO, and Margie Smith of Mammoth Spring, AR, one special friend J.C. Robertson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sister Irene McDonald, Lorene Ladd, Enid Holloway, Alta Werbe, and one brother Vada McDonald.

Mr McDonald was a life long farmer.

Services held Saturday at Carter Funeral Home Chapel Thayer MO with brother Clovis Ragsdale. Internment was in Thayer Cemetery under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, in Thayer.

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

McDonald, Ben B.

Date of news paper July 15, 1938

Ben B. McDonald, prominent farmer of Fryatt, passed away in the Saint Bernard's hospital in Jonesboro, Friday. Mr. McDonald was greatly interested in school affairs and at the time of his death was serving as the President of the Bethel School Board. Funeral services were conducted at four O'clock Monday afternoon at Moten Church by the Reverend E.N. Bickley. The choir sang "Blessed Assurance", "What a friend we have in Jesus", and "God be with you".

Pallbearers were, Howard Noblit, Wilbur Irvin, Dell Brown, W.C. Ladd, Lester Collins, and L.G. Langston. Interment in Moten Cemetery was in charge of Leo Carr.

Mr. Ben B McDonald was born in Gainesville, Taney County Missouri, February 20, 1882, the son of Rebecca and J.H. McDonald. He moved to Mammoth Springs at the age of nine and with the exception of a few years in Springfield, has spent his life here. Mr. McDonald was married to Miss Crete Johnson on August 25, 1907.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, by seven daughters, Mrs. Loraine Ladd of Kansas City Missouri, Mrs. Opal Komm of Fryatt, Mrs. Inez Burke of Mammoth Springs, Miss Alta McDonald of Kansas City Missouri, and Misses Thelma, Enid, and Marjorie McDonald of the home; by a son Mr. Austin McDonald of Fryatt; by one sister Mrs. Effie Whiteside; and two brothers W.M. and Roy McDonald....

There is another line that is completely un-readable with my best magnifying glass.

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

McDonald, Crete Johnson

Funeral Services for Crete Johnson McDonald, 88 Mammoth Spring, Ark., will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Carter Chapel at Thayer, MO. Mrs. McDonald died Thursday at 4 a.m. in West Plains, Memorial Hospital. She was born May 12, 1889, in Parker South Dakota, daughter of the late Oran A and Alta McCord Johnson.

She was married August 25, 1907, at Mammoth Spring to Ben B. McDonald, who preceded her in death in 1938. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mammoth Spring, Ark.

Survivors include one son, Austin McDonald, Mammoth Spring, Ark.; seven daughters, Mrs. Lorene Ladd and Mrs. Alta Werbe, Kansas City, MO; Mrs. Thelma Carter, Mammoth Spring, Ark.; Mrs. Opal Komm, Thayer MO., Mrs. Inez Coffenberry, New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Enid Holloway, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Marjorie Smith, Mammoth Spring, Ark.; three brothers, Lester Johnson, Sioux Falls S.D.; Arthur John, Lenox, S.D., Harker Johnson, Harrisburg S.D.; one sister, Mrs. Vina Fritz of Madison, S.D.; 25 grandchildren, 34, great-grandchildren.

Her parents, her husband, five brothers, one sister, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carter Chapel in Thayer, MO. Burial will be at Moten Cemetery under the direction of the Carter funeral Home.

Peggy Holloway-Thompson

Montgomery, Othy Flavil

Passed away Tuesday, December 29, 1987 at Holland Community Hospital, Holland Michigan. Mr. Montgomery was born born February 12, 1913 in Morriston, Arkansas and had resided here the past 34 years where he was a member of the South Haven Church of Christ, South Haven, Michigan. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Trinkle, whom he married April 8, 1938; four daughters, Ann Eifler of Grand Junction, Mrs. Stan (Kay) Shier of Chicago, Mrs. Al (Linda) Elston of Grand Junction, Julie Montgomery of Grand Junction and four sons; James (Judie) of South Haven, William (Jan) of Bloomingdale, Michigan, Robert of Metairie, Louisiana, Paul of South Haven; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe of Lake Village, Arkansas, B.J. of Montrose, Arkansas; four sisters, Mrs. John (Wanna) Woodruff of Grace, Mississippi, Neta Little of Wilburn, Arkansas, Georgia Beebe of Calico Rock, Arkansas and Mrs. Bill (Druzilla) Glenn of Wilburn.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Freida May in 1958, also his parents William Ignatius and Susan Emma (Lynch) Montgomery, two brothers Lloyd and Tom and three sisters Pauline, Lorene and Rita. Friends may call Friday 7-9 P.M. at the Bloomingdale Chapel, D.L. Miller Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 P.M. with Pastor Rick Stafford officiating. Interment at the Grand Junction Cemetery.

Grand Junction, Michigan

Judie Montgomery

Porter, Martha May Michaels

Services were held June I at the Carter Chapel with Rev. Ben Weeks officiating for Martha May Porter, daughter of the late John and Mary Hazelwood Michaels.  She was born May 18, 1898 at Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died May 30 (1964) at her home in Mammoth Spring, age 66 years, 12 days.

She married John W. Porter at Mammoth Spring on Dec. 31, 1914 and to this union, five children were born.

She is survived by her husband, John W. of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Herbold, Thayer, Mo., Mrs. Wilma Herbold, Kansas City, Mo., three sons, Morris Porter, Granite City, Ill., Norman Porter, Amory, Miss., Birch Porter, Berryville, Ark., one brother, Dick Michaels, Granite City, Ill., ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Porter was affiliated with the Assembly of God church.

Burial was June 1 (1964) in the Moten cemetery by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.

Pallbearers were Clyde Porter, J. D. Porter, Lawrence Porter, Earl Michaels, Everett Michaels, and Orvis Shepard.

Ruth Ann Davis

Sanders, Curtis Henry

In Memory of Curtis Henry Sanders

BORN-----May 13, 1941

DIED------January 14, 1986

SERVICES-----Saturday, January 18,1986, 2:00 P.M., Leland Carter Chapel, Salem, Arkansas

MINISTER------Bro. Lonnie Jones

PALLBEARERS: Carroll Reynolds, Ronnie Robbins, Gaston Richardson, Bert Doody, Gene Maguffee, Rex James, Ricky Sanders, Vernon Robbins, Roy Gene Rogers, Jr.

INTERMENT—Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth, Arkansas

FUNERAL DIRECTOR—Leland Carter Funeral Home, Salem, Arkansas

Curtis Henry Sanders, of Conway, Arkansas, son of Lillian Stephens Sanders Cantrell and the late Alex Sanders, was born May 13, 1941, at Elizabeth, Arkansas. He departed this life Tuesday, January 14, 1986, at Houston, Texas, at the age of 44 years, 8 months, and 1 day.

Mr. Sanders leaves to mourn his passing: 2 Daughters: Erika Sanders, Monterey, California; Danika Sanders, Walla Walla, Washington; Mother: Lillian Cantrell, Melbourne, Arkansas; 3 Brothers: Murlas Sanders, Monte Vista, Colorado; Jackie Sanders, Viola, Arkansas; Larry Sanders, Mtn. Home, Arkansas; 5 Sisters: Della Glenn and Connie Owens, both of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Henrietta Comstock, Gepp, Arkansas; Loretta Tipton, Raytown, Missouri; Shirley Oels, Mtn. Home, Arkansas; and 1 Step-sister: Deanna Wherry, Charlotte, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister-Mary Dorene Sanders.

Curtis was employed by Navholz Construction Corporation of Conway, Arkansas, as construction project superintendent.

Della Sanders Glenn

Sanders, Jake Washington

Full Name: Jake Washington Sanders

Occupation: Farmer

Place of Birth: Iuka, Izard County, Arkansas

Place of Death: Fulton County Hospital

Township: Salem Fulton County, Arkansas

Sex: Male Color or Race: White

Date of Birth: January 8, 1891

Date of Death: April 21, 1984

Age 93 years 3 months 13 days

Hour of Death:10:58 p.m.

Marital Status: Widowed

Name of Wife: Magnolia Pruitt Sanders Deceased: May 2, 1978

Name of Father: Andrew Jackson Sanders, deceased

Name of Mother: Julie Ann Hively Sanders, deceased

Date of Burial: Wednesday, April 25, 1984

Hour of Funeral: 10:00 a.m. at Leland Carter Chapel

Place of Burial: Salem Cemetery

Minister: Rev. Price Lovelace

Singers: Senior Citizens Choir

Pallbearers: Robert Gene Combs, Charles Soden, Howard Lee Sanders, Ronald Keith Ninemire, Larry Dale Sanders, Doyle Mitchell

Was married to: Magnolia Pruitt at Calico Rock, Arkansas on March 15, 1911

Church Affiliation: Missionary Baptist Church, Iuka, Izard County, Arkansas

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Julie Sanders, four brothers, two sisters, two sons, and one daughter.

He is survived by one brother, Jim Sanders of Wichita, Kansas; Neil Sanders of Salem, Arkansas; Jessie Sanders of Byron, Arkansas; Jack Sanders of Ellensburg, Washington; Opal Combs of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Goldie Soden of Longvies, Texas; Mertie Ninemire of Kansas City, Missouri; and Billie Brown of Dayton, Oregon. Of ten children born, seven are living. Grandchildren living:29; Great Grandchildren: 62; Great Great Grandchildren 21.

Della Sanders Glenn, great-niece of Jake Washington Sanders.

Information is from my on personal information and from Leland Carter Funeral Home, Salem, Arkansas.

Sanders, James "Jimmy" Owens

James "Jimmy" Owens Sanders was born November 29, 1910, at Iuka, Arkansas, to William Henry Sanders and Malinda Jane Pruitt Sanders.  He was married to Edna Reable Ross on June 23, 1935, at Salem, Arkansas. 

Mrs. Sanders was born March 27, 1918.  Her parents were John Daniel Ross and Ada Ethel Russell Ross.

Jimmy and Reable Sanders had six children:  Velda Audean Sanders, born April 17, 1936 at Mitchell, Arkansas, and married Harold Cantrell in December, 1951; Owen Lee Sanders, born September 4, 1938, at Dolph, Arkansas, and married Mary Lou French on December 16, 1957; Donnie Loren Sanders, born June 22, 1940, at Mitchell, Arkansas, and married Olene Comstock on July 4, 1960; Wilma Jean Sanders, born April 16, 1944, at Elizabeth, Arkansas, and married Willard Comstock on August 20, 1960; Donna Sharon Sanders, born September 25, 1947, at Gepp, Arkansas, and married Gene Maguffey on July 10, 1970; Polly Neoma Sanders, born August 21, 1949, at Gepp, Arkansas, and married Bobby York on July 31, 1965.

Jimmy Sanders was an automobile mechanic and Reable was a housewife. Mr. Sanders died on August 7, 1969, at 5:45 p.m. at the Fulton County Hospital, Salem, Arkansas. His age was 58 years, 8 months, and 8 days. His residence at the time of death was Gepp, Arkansas. The funeral was Sunday, August 10, 1969 at 2:00 p.m. at the Flora Baptist Church, with Rev. Odell O'Neal of Little Rock, Arkansas, officiating. Mr. Sanders had been a resident of the hospital for one day and a resident of Gepp, Arkansas, for 20 years. His physician was Dr. Carl B. Arnold, Salem, Arkansas.

Mrs. Sanders was 51 years of age when her husband died, and she later married Joe Hopkins of Vidette, Arkansas. She now resides in West Plains, Missouri.

Della Sanders Glenn, niece of James "Jimmy" Sanders.

Information was obtained from Mrs. Edna Reable Sanders, the Leland Carter Funeral Home, in Salem, Arkansas, and my own personal information.

Sanders, Magnolia "Maggie"

Magnolia "Maggie" Sanders was born September 19, 1894 at Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas.  She died on May 2, 1978, at Fulton County Hospital, Salem, Fulton County, Arkansas. 

Age: 83 years, 7 months, 13 days.  Hour of death: 2:00p.m. 

Married to Jake Washington Sanders at Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas, on March 15, 1911. Husband's age is 87.

Name of Father: David Elisha Pruitt, deceased.

Maiden Name of Mother: Elmina Melinda Tennessee Huggins, deceased.

Length of residence where died: 18 days. Date of Burial: Friday, May 5, 1978 at 3:00 p.m. at Leland Carter Chapel, Salem, Arkansas.

Minister: Rev. O'Dell O'Neal and Rev. H. L. Porterfield

Pallbearers: C. W. Soden, Ronald Ninemire, Howard Sanders, Larry Sanders, Doyle Mitchell, Paul Switzer
Church Affiliation: Greasypoint Baptist Church of Wenatchee, Washington

Name of Brothers and Sisters: Mrs. Jane Taylor of Salem, Arkansas

Three brothers and four sisters precede; ˝ brother and ˝ sister precede in death.

Number of Children born: 10

Living: 8. Noble Sanders of Wenatchee, Washington; Mrs. Opal Combs of Indianapolis, Indiana; Noel Sanders of Salem, Arkansas; Goldie Soden of Little Rock, Arkansas; Jesse Sanders of Byron, Arkansas; Mrs. Mertie Ninemire of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Billie Brown of Dayton, Oregon; R. C. and Rosalee Sanders preceded in death

29 Grandchildren, 53 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren

Physician: Carl B. Arnold

Della Sanders Glenn, great-niece of Magnolia "Maggie" Sanders.

Information was from the Leland Carter Funeral Home, Salem, Arkansas, and from my own personal information.

Shepard, Mary E.

Mary E. Shepard was born at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas April 19, 1887 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thelma Stapleton, at South Fork, Missouri, on March 29, 1960 at the age of 72 years.

She was married to James Shepard at Salem, Arkansas on December 30, 1960 and to this union six childen we're born.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Stapleton of South Fork, Mrs. Eva Raymond of San Bruno, Calif., Mrs. lama Turnbough, of Millbrae, Calif, and Mrs. Murrill Bussell of Kennewick, Washington, one son, Orvis Shepard of Thayer; three brothers, Jim Michaels of Colfax, La., John Michaels of Mammoth Spring, Dick Michaels, of Colfax, La., one sister, Mrs. Martha Porter of Mammoth Spring, 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Thayer.  Services were April 2, at the Carter Chapel with Rev. P. O. Freeman and Rev. Harold Hosler officiating with burial in the Thayer Cemetery under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.

Ruth Ann Davis

Smith, Sherry Lee Cooper Post

Sherry Lee Cooper Post Smith, daughter of Bill and Anna Faye Stephens Cooper, was born on November 15, 1948, in Batesville, AR. She departed this life on November 7, 1998, in Santa Clara, California, at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 23 days. Sherry worked most of her life as an office manager and bookkeeper. She was of the Church of Christ faith, baptized 20 years ago.

Sherry leaves to mourn her passing: her husband, Robert Smith of Santa Clara, CA; one daughter, Amanda McErlean of San Jose, CA,; one step-daughter, Paula Smith of San Jose, CA; one son, Jeffery Post of San Jose, CA; her parents, Bill and Anna Faye Cooper of Larkin, AR; one sister, Crystal Caraway of Mt. Pleasant, AR; two brothers, Tony Cooper of Melbourne, AR, and Calvin Cooper of Melbourne, AR; two grandchildren, Tara McErlean and Jacob Post; two step-grandchildren, Bruce and Amber Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Friday, November 13, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. at the Roman & Billy Memorial Chapel in Melbourne, AR, with Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial was at the Old Philadelphia Cemetery at Larkin, AR, under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.

Pallbearers were John Brown, Kirk Miller, Toby Smith, Charles Smith, Bucksey Harmon and Gary Graham.

Della J. Sanders Glenn

Submitter note: Sherry Cooper Post Smith was the grandaughter of Henry H. and Violet M. Clifton Stephens, who are buried in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth, Arkansas.

Stephens, Gracie Luvenia

Gracie Luvenia Stephens died Friday (March 29, 1996) at her home. She was 87.

Mrs. Stephens was born June 13, 1908, in Elizabeth, to William and Texanner (Rand) Shoemate Samuel. She married Robert E. Stephens Nov. 24, 1926, at Salem.

Mrs. Stephens was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabeth Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two infant daughters, Annetta Joyce and Shirley Racine Stephens; and two brothers, Rufus and Thomas Shoemate.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by five daughters, Winifred Crotts of Byron, Ark., Allene James, Betty James, Pat Robbins and Carol Richardson all of Elizabeth; three sisters, Ethel Young of Lathrop, MO, Ellen Painter of Kansas City, MO, and Bernice Neal of Byron, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Services were Sunday at the Elizabeth Chruch of Christ. Pallbearers were Sam Jones, Robbie Robbins, Mike Robbins, Richie Richardson, Doug Richardson, John James and Rusty Robbins. Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould. Arrangements were made by Barker Funeral Home of Salem.

Della J. Sanders Glenn

Wayland, Hershell Franklin

Born 5-1-1919 - Died 10-4-1998

Hershall Franklin Wayland, 78, of Salem, Ark. son of late Streve F. Wayland and Pearl Young Wayland, was born on May 01, 1919, at Crossroads, Ark. He died Sunday, October 04, 1998, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO.

During his years, he was self-employed, selling bait at Lake Norfork.  He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two brothers, Fred Wayland and his wife Inez of Baker City, Oregon, and Wavil Wayland and wife Marie of Mtn. Home, Ark.; four sisters, Auline Morgan and husband Don of Elizabeth, Ark., Reamell Turner and husband Lewis of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Helen Zumwalt and husband Dale of Lexington, Ore.; several nieces and nephews; and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrel and Willie Wayland; one sister Lois Rand; one half brother, and his father and mother.

Services were held Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at the Wises Chapel Baptist Church, at Cross Roads, Ark., at 2 p.m., with Bro. Price Loveless officiating. Burial was in the Wises Chapel Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of the Cox- Estes Funeral home of Salem, Ark.

NOTE from submitter:  His mother was Lucy Pearl Young b. 3-19-1897 d. 9-19-1971.

Jim Young

Young, Alvin

Alvin Young Born 9-16-1894 - Died 8-16-1994 Alvin Young of West Plains, Mo., son of the late Willie and Mary Fuqua was born Sept. 16 1894 in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1994 at the West Plains Health Care Center in West Plains, Mo at the age of 99 years and 11 months.

He was married to Laura Cantrell on March 7, 1915 in Elizabeth, Ark. He spent his years as a farmer.

Survivors include his sons, Cecil Young of Kansas City, Ks., G. W, Young of Mtn. Home, Ark., Billy Young of Gepp, Ark., Odell Young of Seattle, Wash., Donald Ray of Mtn. Home, Ark. and Bobby Young of Wichita, Ks.; daughters, Thelma Mahan and Eunice Martin of West Plains, Mo. and Winifred Krug of Wichita Ks.; his brother Bailey Young of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters Nova Price of Thayer, Mo. and Flossie McVay of Oregon; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sons, three daughters, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 1994 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elizabeth Church of Christ with Bro. Roy Moss officiating.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Mahan, Dale Young, Gary young, Joe Young, Steve Young and Scott Young. Honorary pallbearers were all the grandsons.

Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery under the direction of the McGee-Estes Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.

Notes: Laura Young his was Laura Ethel Cantrell b. 2-24-1897 d. 9-24-1985.  Her parents were George S. Cantrell and Jennie Hugh

His sister Nova Alma Price died 2-24-1996 at age 94 yrs. and 6 mos.

Jim Young


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