Marion County, AR - 1900s Obituaries


FLIPPIN, WOOTON posted by Gary D Treat on Saturday, November 25, 1933

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 6 Dec 1933 In Memory O[u]r Lit[t]le Mary Dell WOOTON, born July 25, 1920; died Nov 25, 1933. Mamma, Papa, Sister, Brother, Turn your faces to the skies; Your darling Mary Dell is resting Where peace and pleasure never dies. How I tried to say goodbye To you whom I loved so dearly; Now I say it here in heaven-- Do not weep, I pray sincerely. When at eve you all sit lonely, I will lay aside my crown, And come and whisper to you Words that will your sorrow drown. Live so that you all shall meet me, In this land of pure delight; Then we'll walk and talk together In the home where is no night. Her aunt, Martha FLIPPIN

BURCH, CARROLL, ESTES, KEETER, REA posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, January 12, 1934

Moutain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 24 Jan 1934, pg 1 Injuries Fatal To Hobert REA On January 12th Raleigh CARROLL and Hobert REA were hauling cross ties from Rea Valley to Flippin. In the afternoon as they were returning to Rea Valley the steering gear became loose in east Flippin, and Raleigh, who was driving the truck, lost control of it, and it went into a ditch but did not turn over. Hobert either jumped or was thrown from the truck to the ground and sustained a fractured skull and other injuries. He got up in a dazed condition and was taken to the home of his father, Mr J K REA, in West Flippin, and was able to walk into the house when he arrived there, but it is said he never regained consciousness. He lived until one o'clock of the morning of January 18th, and passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2 o'clock on the evening of the 19th by Rev G B KEETER, after which interment was made in the Flippin cemetery in the presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. The deceased in survived by his widow and three children, R J, Wilma Lee and Raymond, also his parents, three brothers and three sisters, Howard, Leonard and Landreth REA, Mrs Grover BURCH, Mrs Ruey ESTES and Lois REA. It is a peculiar coincident [sic] that Hoert REA was fatally injured within a very short distance of where his uncle, Frank REA, met with sudden death when a truck on which he was riding turned over with him a few years ago. [Somes typos corrected.]

BUNDY, BURRIS, HALL, JONES, LINCK, MCCABE, MEARS, MEDLEY, OTT posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, February 28, 1934

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 28 Feb 1934, pg 1 Good Citizen Takes Own Life The many friends of Mr. Blouford OTT were horrified Saturday morning when they learned he had committed suicide that morning by hanging himself in his barn at his home on Blue John, near Ware's Chapel. Coroner Wm. LAY was notified and requested to come and hold an inquest over the body, which he did, about 3 o'clock that ofternoon. The following parties were empaneled as a jury: J. H. MEARS, Quince OTT, Irly BURRIS, E. L. KIRKWOOD, Lester OTT, Andrew JONES, Fred MEARS, Bill LINCK, Lee MEDLEY, Dr. J. I. THOMPSON and Alfred HALL. After viewing the body and taking what testimony was available, they returned a verdict as follows: "That he came to his death by hanging with suicidal intent." Mr. OTT had always been considered as one of the county's best citizens -- had always engaged in farming and stock raising, and was honorable and upright in every way, and his family and his friends are at a loss to know as to what caused him to commit this rash act, except that he had been in poor health for some time, and also brooding over financial conditions. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday evening by Rev. G. B. KEETER, and interment was in the Ott cemetery near his home, in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. Of his immediate family he leaves a wife and four daughters and one son, aside from several brothers and sisters. The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending condolence to them in their sorrow. [

HALL, JONES, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, February 25, 1937

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 3 Mar 1937, pg 4 Mrs. Rosie TREAT Mrs. Rosie TREAT, of Rea Valley, wife of James Monroe TREAT, was born May 4, 1867; died February 25, 1937, at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 21 days. She was the mother of thirteen children, 7 dead and 6 living -- 3 boys and 3 girls. She professed religion to the Christian church at the age of 17 years. She led a Christian life before her children and many friends until the good Savior called her away to meet her beloved husband and darling children. Rev. Paul JONES conducted the funeral February 26th, at the Ott cemetery.

DOSHIER, GAINES, HUNT, NUGENT, ROBB, TAYLOR posted by Betty Hunt Varner on Wednesday, April 27, 1938

Mountain Echo Newspaper, OLDEST CITIZEN OF MARION COUNTY DEAD Mrs. Elizabeth TAYLOR passed from this life to the life beyond last Wednesday night at her home in this town, at the ripe old age of 99 years, 3 months, and 23 days. Funeral services were conducted at the Pentecostal church by the pastor, Rev. G. L. McKINNEY, Thursday afternoon, after which the body was laid to rest in the Layton Cemetery. "Grandma" TAYLOR, as she was known to many friends, has lived almost a full century, and is survived by three of her seven children, also by many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her living children are W. H. TAYLOR of Sasakwa, Okla., who is confined to his bed with paralysis, Mrs. C. V. DOSHIER, of Mountain Home, and Mrs. Mary GAINES, with whom she made her home in this town. One grandson Walter TAYLOR, also lives in Yellville, and two grand-daughters, Mrs. J. F. ROBB, and Mrs. C. L. NUGENT of Sasakwa, together with their husbands, attended the funeral. In the death of Mrs. TAYLOR, Marion county lost its oldest citizen, a real Christian woman. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their sorrow. My mother, Pauline (TAYLOR) HUNT of Overton, Texas, A grand-daughter, and sister of Mrs ROBB and Mrs NUGENT, was unable to attend.

ADAMS, CHASE, DODD, JONES, KEECH, SMITH posted by Steve and Rhonda Fowler on Saturday, July 9, 1938

Mountain Echo Newspaper, Submitted by Steve and Rhonda Fowler : On Wednesday afternoon of last week Mr. Corb JONES of Summit was called to the home of Neal DODD in the north part of this county to treat a mule that had been kicked. In company with Dr. ADAMS who had a call into the same community, Mr. JONES went to the farm and worked with the mule for some time. Late in the evening Dr. ADAMS came by for him to come home and was informed that Mr. JONES was almost through with his work. In just a few minutes parties who were working with Mr. JONES called Dr. ADAMS to come to him, as something seemed to be wrong with him. Dr. ADAMS said when he reached him, he was sitting on the mule, which had been thrown, and had been sewing up an incision. He said he noticed immediately that he seemed in a daze and told him he was getting to hot, but receiving no response, he went to him and realized that he had suffered a stroke of paralysis. He was to his home at Summit and everything possible was done for him, but he passed away about midnight Friday without ever regaining consciousness. Mr. JONES was born March 30, 1880 near Peel, and lived in that community until he moved to Summit some thing like twenty years ago. On March 19, 1904, he was untied in marriage with Mess Robert SMITH, also of Peel. To this union three children were born, Rex of Yellville, Mrs. Clovis SMITH of Nevada, MO, and Mrs. Ray KEECH of Springfield, MO, all of whom were at his bedside when the end came. He was a consistent member of the Christian church, of which he had been a member for several years. He was well known throughout the entire county and numbered his friends only by his acquaintances, always being found on the side of right, as he saw it, and willing to do his part toward the advancement of schools and churches in his community. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Yellville, conducted by Rev. J. E. CHASE of Branson, MO.

EVANS, GENTRY, SHELTON, TIPPIT, ZISMER posted by David L. Scott on Sunday, January 1, 1939

(Date of Jan 1,1939 was used only becuase the obituary program requires a full date) Mountain Echo, 1939 FORMER PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES AT AVA The many Marion County friends of Luther Evans were shocked Monday afternoon when news reached here that he had died at his home at Ava, Mo., about 3 o'clock, with an attack of acute indigestion. He has been troubled with indigestion for three or four days, but his condition was thought to be much improved until just a short time before his death. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Wednesday), and the body will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Evans, Mo., a small town that Luther had laid out since going to Ava, and to which he had donated the church and cemetery. Survivors include the widow [Effie Gentry Evans], five sons, Troy of El Dorado, Lee, Curt and John, of Ava, and Russell, who is in the army at Fort Crook, Nebraska; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Shelton of Ava; two brothers, John of Yellville, and W.B. of Gainesville, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Zismer of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Tippit of Lottie, La. Mr. Evans was 54 years of age at the time of his death, and practically all his life was spent in Marion county, up until a few years ago, when he moved to Ava, where he has since been engaged in the sawmill and stave business, on a rather large scale. He was considered one of the best lumber and stave mill men who ever operated in this county, and was also classed as one of the expert miners during the former mining days of the county. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathies in the sorrow occasioned by the untimely death of Mr. Evans.

LEE, MORRIS posted by Gary D Treat on Monday, August 7, 1939

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Wednesday, 23 Aug 1939 Obituary Mrs Ethel MORRIS, nee LEE, was born November 21, 1889, at Big Flat, Arkansas. She died at Nevada, Missouri on August 7, 1939, at the age of 49 years, 8 months and 11 days. She was married to Jesse H MORRIS on May 13, 1906. To this union seven children were born. One daughter died in infancy. The others, Kyle, Leo, Myrtie, Letha, Laure [sic] and Forrest Lee, survive. Mrs MORRIS united with the Christian church in 1921 and remained a devoted Christian until death. She never failed when true Christian duty called her. Her many kindly acts are a living testimony of her real self and her true devotion to God. Those who knew her best loved her most. Her every thought was that of service to her loved ones. God watched over her patient suffering and at last called her home. We are sure that in that Heaven of Rest, in that beautiful Isle of Somewhere, she lives and knows the true joys of that lovely county. Her hand beckons from afar and bids her loved ones to come and share her joys. Our hearts go out to her people in this their saddest hour. May God's richest blessings be with them all along the way. Funeral services were held in the Christian church at Flippin on Friday morning at 10:30.

ADAMS, BRIGGS, MARTIN, MATHIS, MORROW, OTT, SLAGLE, WATTS, WOOD posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, October 11, 1939

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 11 Oct 1939 Local School Teacher A Victim Of Apoplexy A heavy pall of sorrow eveloped this entire community Wednesday morning of last week as news was spread of the death of Cecil BRIGGS, popular instructor in mathematics in the Y-S High School, which occurred at his home in Summit at 4:15 that morning. Mr BRIGGS had been in his usual good health until about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, when he was stricken with apoplexy while he was hearing a class at the school. He was taken to his home by Mr J Q ADAMS, superintendent of the school, and from the beginning it was known that his condition was serious. He became unconscious shortly after he reached his home, and notwithstanding all that medical aid could do, he passed away at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body was prepared for burial and lay in state at the home until 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, when it was removed to the High School Auditorium, where in the presence of one of the largest crowd [sic] of sorrowing friends and relatives ever in attendance at a funeral in this community, services were conducted by Rev G B KEETER, county superindendent of schools, assisted by Rev Otha McCRACKEN, member of the school board of the Midway District, and John Q ADAMS, superintendent of the Yellville-Summit School. Burial was in the Georges Creek cemetery, in charge of the Holt Undertaking Company. Active pall bearers were Messrs. John Q ADAMS, Cecil MATHIS, Cleo MARTIN, Harry MORROW and Audie SLAGLE, all teachers in the Y-S School, and Thurman WOOD, teacher in the Georges Creek School. Mr BRIGS was 30 years of age and was born and reared in this county. At an early age he began preparing himself for the teaching profession, and for the past several years was recognized as one of the best and most progressive young teachers in this section. For the past three years, prior to the present school term, he was principal of the Midway School, and under his direction it was built into one of the outstanding rural schools in North Arkansas. Evidence of his popularity in that community was shown by the great number of people - patrons and pupils - of that school who were in attendance at his funeral. It is hard to understand why one just entering into the prime of manhood, with a course of great usefulness charted before him, should be called away as was Cecil BRIGGS. But we realize that it is not for us, even in our sorrow, to question the decision of the Divine Father, who in his wisdom, doeth all things for the best, and we must believe that somewhere in his realm had been selected a place for even greater service, and Cecil was called to fill the place in that great home beyond this earthly life. Mr BRIGGS is survived by his wife, the former Miss Joyce OTT, his father and step-mother, Mr and Mrs Jewell BRIGGS, Sr., two step-brothers, Jewell, Jr., and Leon BRIGGS, and two step-sisters, Misses Neva and Virginia May BRIGGS. His grandfathers, Mr J J BRIGGS and Mr Alfred WATTS, also survive, as well as a number of other near relatives throughout this county. To all of them the heartfelt sympathies of a host of friends go out in their great sorrow.

SINOR, VANCE posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, May 17, 1940

Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR 31 May 1940 Buffalo column Kathrine Louise SINOR, the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawrence SINOR of Buffalo, was born Friday, May 17th and lived only a few hours. Her funeral services was conducted at the Heiskill cemetery on Saturday afternoon by Clarence H VANCE of Buffalo.

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