Marion County, AR - 1900s Obituaries


GATEWOOD, NIDA, REED, TAYLOR posted by Viva Nida on Wednesday, September 4, 1940

Submitted by Viva Nida, from the Mountain Echo Newspaper: Surnames, REED, TAYLOR, NIDA, GATEWOOD Veteran Baptist Minister dies Funeral services for Rev. A. M. REED, who died early Sunday morning in a Harrison Hospital, were conducted at 10:30 Tuesday morning in the Baptist Church in Yellville, with burial following in the local cemetery by the side of his wife., who preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were in charge of Mr. A. C. Christeson of Harrison, assisted by Revs. W. C. Smith and Paul Jones of Yellville. The Christeson funeral home had charge of arrangements. Rev. REED was 81 hears of age and had been a resident of Marion County for many years. practically his entire life had been devoted to preaching the gospel as a Baptist Minister, although he had been retired from regular work for several years. He is survived by 2 Grandchildren, 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters, but all of his immediate family had proceed him to the great beyond.

LACK, LAFFOON posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, December 11, 1940

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Wednesday, 11 Dec 1940, pg 3 Mrs Cynthia LAFFOON, 66 years of age, died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her son, George LAFFOON, in the Rush Community. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning by Rev Ed LACK, with burial in the Cedar Creek cemetery in charge of the Yellville Funeral Home.

BUNCH, HALL, HAMEL, KEETER, MAY, MURPHY posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, August 12, 1942

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 12 Aug 1942 James W. HALL Funeral services for James W. HALL, 23 years, 2 months and 8 days old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph HALL, of Flippin, AR, was [sic] held at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning, August 1, at the Asembly [sic] of God Church in Flippin by the pastor, Rev. Hugh MAY, and Rev. G. B. KEETER. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph HALL, of Flippin; 4 sisters, Mrs. Edward BUNCH, of Cushman, AR, Ressie HALL, of Flippin, Marie HAMEL, of Springfield, MO, and Dellerta [sic, should say Delberta], of the home; also two brothers, Silas HALL, recently of Detroit, MI, and Marvin, of the home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. MURPHY, of Flippin. Funeral service and burial was under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home, of Cotter, AR.

BERRY, JENKINS, JOHNSON, KEETER, KING posted by Richard Tucker on Wednesday, December 9, 1942

The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Marion County, Arkansas, Wednesday, December 9, 1942 Popular Citizen Passes, Father of County Judge Marion county lost one of its best and most popular citizens when Dink BERRY passed away about 6 o'clock last Monday evening at his home a few miles north of Flippin, following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered on Saturday before. Mr. BERRY had been affected by high blood pressure for several years, and had a rather severe attack a week or so before his death, but he had apparently recovered from it, and spent some time in Yellville last Thursday attending to business matters and meeting his friends. He was in the Echo office at that time and told us he was feeling about as well as usual, and hoped that the worst of the attack was over. He never rallied from the effects of the hemorrhage Saturday, continuing to grow worse until the end came Monday evening. His body was brought to the parlors of the Holt Undertaking Company in Yellville and prepared for burial, laying in state until Wednesday afternoon, pending funeral arrangements. Mr. BERRY was born in Barren County, Ky., on August 13, 1877, coming with his parents to Marion County, when a small lad. The family settled inn the north part of the county, and he spent his entire life in that community. On Sept. 12, 1900, he was married to Miss Flossie JENKINS, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. George JENKINS. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl. Mr. BERRY was well known throughout Marion county, having served as County Assessor from 1919 through 1922. The record he made as such official is said to have been one of the best ever made by a similar official. He was recognized by all who knew him as scrupulously honest and fearless, and as a public official it was his intention to treat all parties exactly alike. As a private citizen he was a Christian gentleman, a hard worker, and a man who could always be found on the right side of every question, as he saw it. He taught in the public schools of Marion county for 41 years, being considered as one of the county's best teachers. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Christian Church at Flippin, of which church the deceased had long been a member, by Rev. G. B. KEETER, and burial was in the Flippin cemetery in charge of the Holt Undertaking Company. As a token of respect to Mr. BERRY and his son, County Judge Earl BERRY, all office in the court house in Yellville were closed all Wednesday afternoon. Surviving the deceased are his wife, five sons, Victor of Wetumka, Okla., Guy of Norfork, Ark., Loyce of the Naval Training Station at Farragut, Idaho, Blake of Fort Smith, Ark., and County Judge Earl BERRY of Flippin, one daughter, Mrs. Maude JOHNSON of Flippin, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sol KING of Wetumka, Okla., all of whom were present at the funeral except Loyce and Mrs. KING, who were unable to get here. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending to them sincere sympathies in their sorrow.

TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, March 26, 1943

Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR 26 Mar 1943 Infant TREAT Funeral services for William Theodore TREAT were held Monday afternoon at Flippin, conducted by the Adams Funeral Home. The seven months old son of Mr and Mrs Theodore TREAT died Saturday.

HORNER, STOKES posted by Funeral Notices on Sunday, June 20, 1943

Miss. Gladys STOKES Found Eternal Reward, June 20, 1943 Topeka, Kansas. Born May 15, 1913 Leslie, Arkansas. Memorial Tribute Alma Lohmeyer Funeral Home, June 23, 1943 2:00 p.m. Rev. Frank Neff. Officiating. Final Resting Place, Maple Park Cemetery. (Funeral Notice from the papers of Nellie D. (Morrow) Baker (Dec'd)) (Addition Information furnished by MCHS: Daughter of John C and Lillie (HORNER) STOKES)

JONES, KEITH posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, July 28, 1943

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 28 Jul 1943 [from Cowan Barrens column] The infant child of Mr and Mrs Virgil KEITH died one day last week. Mrs KEITH is the youngest daughter of Felix JONES. [Deceased is Flonnin Sue KEITH]

DOSHIER, MAYS, RAY, SINOR, SMOTHERS, STOCKTON, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, September 17, 1943

Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR Friday, 17 Sep 1943, pg 1 One Killed in Train-Motor Car Collision Herbert TREAT, 32, member of a Missouri Pacific maintenance crew was fatally injured Friday when the motor car on which he was riding was hit by the Norfork traveling switch engine. The accident occurred about nine and one-half miles south of Cotter and the cause has not yet been determined. The work train hit the motor car after rounding a sharp curve, demolishing the car. Seven other men of the section gang out of Cotter who were on the car with TREAT were not injured. It is thought that he fell off the car and was hit by the train. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Flippin cemetery by the Rev. Hugh L. MAYS. The Adams Funeral Home of Cotter was in charge. Mr. TREAT is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Lourine TREAT, two small daughters, Shirley Ann, aged two and Joan Marie, three months old, also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. TREAT of Buffalo, two sisters, Mrs. Frank STOCKTON of Arkansas City, KS, and Mrs. Laurence SINOR of Buffalo and by four brothers, Claud RAY of Batesville and Garfield, Theodore and Tillman TREAT of Flippin. He was a member of a pioneer family prominent in the county. He was well known and respected as was evedienced by the floral tributes and the great number of friends who attended the last rites. Those from out of town were Mrs. Frank STOCKTON, Claud RAY, George SMOTHERS, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin SMOTHERS, Mrs. Muriel DOSHIER and Ralph SMOTHERS of Tulsa, OK, and Mrs. Tom TREAT of Branson, MO.

KEETER, LANCASTER, MELTON, RABY, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, November 10, 1943

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 10 Nov 1943, pg 1 Mrs. Cora TREAT RABY At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver TREAT, of the Rea Valley community, Mrs. Cora TREAT RABY passed away on November 1st. The body was laid to rest on November 2nd in the Cox graveyard, funeral services being conducted by Rev. G. B. KEETER. In addition to her parents, Mrs. RABY is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Omer MELTON of near Yellville, one son, Chester RABY of the home, one brother George TREAT of Rea Valley, and one sister, Mrs. Dora LANCASTER, of Hatch, NM. The Echo joins with many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their bereavement.

KEETER, TILLEY posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, January 12, 1944

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Wednesday, 12 Jan 1944, pg 2 Jimmie TILLEY After a very short illness, diagnosed as double pneumonia, Jimmie TILLEY, 7-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Jewell TILLEY, of the Rea Valley community passed away at the home at 5 o'clock Thursday evening of last week. Funeral services were conducted at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev G B KEETER, with burial following in the Ott graveyard. In addition to his parents, Jimmie is survived by a 3-year-old sister and many other immediate relatives, all of whom have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow.

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