Marion County, AR - Obituaries


HUDSON, NOWLIN posted by Robert McLain on Tuesday, September 13, 1895

Mt. Echo; Sept. 13, 1895 Once more the death angel has hovered over our quiet town, and claimed as its victim W.H. HUDSON, Sr., more commonly known as "Uncle Henry." He was attacked about four weeks ago with slow fever, and for several days his condition was not considered very critical, but he continued to grow gradually worse until last Friday night, when at about 2:30, he breathed his last, surrounded by his entire family, with the exception of Mrs. NOWLIN, who lives in the I. T., and Willie, who lives at Marshall. Willie arrived here late Saturday night. "Uncle Henry" was among the oldest citizens of Marion county, having arrived at the age of 68 years. He served as sheriff of this county eight years in succession and made a good and efficient officer, and has many friends throughout the county who will regret to hear of his death. He was buried Sunday in the Layton graveyard with Masonic honors. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends.

TREAT posted by Gary D. Treat on Tuesday, January 17, 1896

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 17 Jan 1896 A sad accident occurred near Big Flat, Baxter county, on the 1st inst. Frank TREAT, a son of Rev Mace TREAT took the cap off of a rifle gun and placed his foot on the hammer and started to blow in the gun when the gun from some cause fired, the ball striking him in the forehead and killing him instantly. The bereaved family have our sympathies. -- Marshall Republican

IVEY posted by Mt. Echo Newspaper on Monday, February 1, 1896

The little six year old son of John Ivey, living one mile west of town, died on Monday. In last September, the little fellow was bitten on the leg by a cat as he was going down the road to school. It was thought that the cat had hydrophobia .. (the remainder is cut off the bottom of the page.)

BEANE, CROW posted by Reta DeShields Parton on Thursday, July 1, 1896

Minutes of the Annual Session of The Buffalo Baptist Association of Primitive Baptists, Held with Macedonia Church, Boone County, Ark. September 18th, 19th, and 20th, 1897. JAMES CROW was born in Roane Co., Tenn., Oct 19, 1825, professed a hope in Christ in 1865, joining the Primitive Baptist church at Sweeten's Cove soon after his conversion. He remained a member with that body till his removal to Arkansas., coming to Ark, in the ''70s. He put his letter into the Crooked Creed Church of the same faith, where he held his membership till his death, July 1, 1896. Always attending church promptly, he became on of its most valuable members, being clerk for a number of years and delegate to almost every association. He was married to Nancy BEANE, Oct. 29, 1846, ever living a faithful husband and devoted father. He leaves several children and a host of friends to mourn his departure.

DESHIELDS posted by Reta DeShields Parton on Saturday, January 25, 1897

Minutes of the Annual Session of The Buffalo Baptist Association of Primitive Baptists, Held with Macedonia Church, Boone County, Ark. September 18th, 19th, and 20th, 1897. NANCY DESHIELDS was born in Marion Co., Tenn, in 1827. Embraced Christianity and joined the Baptist Church with her husband, always living a devoted Christian. Slept January 25, 1897. She leaves eight children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn her absence. (NOTE): I believe the birth place of Nancy was Marion Co., Arkansas. These minutes were written in Boone County, Arkansas (next door to Marion Co). Since Handy was born in Tenn. I believe this was just picked up this way. All census' since 1850 has stated she was born in Arkansas. SPECIAL ATTENTION: NANCY died January 25, 1897 and Handy died 15 days later on February 9th, 1897.

DESHIELDS, WAMIC posted by Reta DeShields Parton on Friday, February 9, 1897

Minutes of the Annual Session of The Buffalo Baptist Association of Primitive Baptists, Held with Macedonia Church, Boone County, Ark. September 18th, 19th, and 20th, 1897. HANDY DESHIELDS was born in Coffee Co., Middle Tenn, Feb. 28, 1819. Came to Ark, in 1835. Professed a hope in Christ in 1837, and united with the Primitive Baptist Church. He always lived a devoted Christian, and was prompt to fill his seat on all occasions. He was married to Nancy WAMIC, March 14, 1843. Departed this life Feb. 9th, 1897. and in his death we feel that our loss is his eternal gain.

MCCRUM, WARD posted by Pat Ward on Tuesday, February 19, 1897

Here is the obituary of Joseph B. WARD: Souce: Mountain Echo Friday, February 19, 1897: IN MEMORY OF Brother J. B. WARD Brother WARD was born in Mecklinburg county, Kentucky, December 7, 1853; moved to Miss., in 1861; was married to Miss MCCRUM in 1872; came to Arkansas in 1872; departed this life January the 26th 1897. Death did not come to him suddenly, it came by slow approaches. For many months before his death he felt a consciouness that at any moment the summons might come and with this thought ever present to his mind be talked freely with Bro. Black about the hereafter. He loved to talk of heaven as the home of the soul. He had the consoling reflection, if the angel of death came to bear him from this land of time to the land of eternity,his faith in God was sufficient to sustain him. Some of his many friends were present at his funeral to pay the last respect to his memory. They carried him from the church on a bleak wintry day to the cemetry in the country. The heart-broken wife and fatherless children were desolate and befret of their greatest earthly comfort. Whilst the situation was full of grief, yet it was suggestive of an instinctive hope of everlasting joy. The clouds were darkened the sky above had the sunshine behind them, and the snow which had fallen from them was destined, when the sunshine come, as come it would, to be caught up and carried by the burning rays of the sun back to the heavens from which it came. Our God is a sun and a shield and when the heart is cold and dead to every earthly joy if we look to Him we will catch a ray of light and love by the open door where our loved one passed in to mansion sof rest, we will be carried away in the spirit and for a time forget earthly sorrow. Brother WARD died trusting in Jesus who is the resurrection and the life. Can we not believe, although the body is dead, the spirit is blessed, clothed with that blessed immortality born of the faith of christianity? We know when spring comes and takes into its loving embrace inanimate nature, the trees so bare will bloom and blossom with new and beautiful life. We also know that the bloom and blossom of immortal is given us in the world beyond. May these words of ineffable consolation come to the disconsolate widow and fatherless children. "Beyond this vale of tears There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years; and all that life is love" Aunt Sue.

MORRIS posted by R. Mark Morris on Tuesday, July 16, 1897

Mountain Echo Newspaper Week of July 16, 1897 issue: Mrs. MORRIS, wife of Mr. Doc MORRIS, a Buffalo planter, died last friday of congestion of the stomach. She was interred at the Sylva grave yard at 6 o'clock Saturday evening.

BELLAR, HUDSON posted by Robert McLain on Friday, January 14, 1910

Obituary from The Mountan Echo of January 14, 1910: Last Sabbath morning at 4:00 o'clock a.m. the spirit of "Grandma" HUDSON winged its flight into the realms of eternity. Her sickness was of short duration and her last hours were peaceful and she was fully prepared for the end. Frances E. BELLAR was born in Boone county, Arkansas in 1834; was married to Henry W. HUDSON in 1854; reared a family of eleven children, nine of whom are living. She was left a widow in 1894. "Grandma" HUDSON , as everyone knew her, was one of the old fashioned type of noble womanhood, the type that, alas, is fast disappearing. Who that knew her will not regret that her spirit has left us; who that knew her number will ever forget her real interest in their individual welfare; her bright, hopeful, encouraging, sympathetic, optomistic views of life? If Christ's statement that "by their fruits ye shall know them" is the true test of a christian life, then grandma HUDSON was a christian in the broadest sense. Many will mourn but none will doubt but that her gentle, kindly soul has gone to the rich reward that awaits only those whose life on earth has been such as to set the example and help to make manhood and womanhood better.

WAGGONER posted by Clarence E. Heatherly on Friday, July 2, 1915

"Grandma" Waggoner, who resided in the West part of this County and was said to be over 100 years old died last week. In her death, so far as we know, the oldest individual in the State passed to her reward. It is claimed she was only 14 years old when Napoleon met defeat at Waterloo. Mrs. Waggoner was a native of Tennessee, but removed to this State when quite young. She was over thirty years old when she married and became the mother of nine girls and one boy. The boy died in childhood, but the girls are all yet living. Her husband was a Confederate soldier and was killed at the Battle of Wilson Creek. She never married again. Last winter through the efforts of some of her friends, the Legislature passed a special bill granting to her a pension; but this act like many others prompted by good intentions, came too late. Death had kissed her eyelids down before she derived any benefits from it. (The Mountain Echo. July 2, 1915

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