Marion County, AR - 1900s Obituaries


MEARS posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, February 17, 1944

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 22 Jul 1948 Funeral For Pvt. Jewell MEARS To Be Held Friday The remains of Pvt. Jewell MEARS arrived in Yellville on the northbound train Monday afternoon, having been dispatched from the Memphis General Depot. Escorted by an individual military escort, the remains were delivered to the Yellville Funeral Home, where they will remain until Friday afternoon, where a military funeral will be conducted at the Cowan cemetery, where interment will be made. A son of Mr and Mrs Robert J MEARS of the Georges Creek community, Pvt. Mears was a member of the U S Ground Forces, and was killed in action in Italy on February 17, 1944. Burial was in Nettuno Cemetery, Italy, from which place the remains were sent to the home cemetery for final interment.

BELL, DAVIS, EVANS, GILLEY, KEATON, LITTLE, MAGNESS, MCLEAN, WHELLER posted by Wakley Ann DOYAL on Wednesday, March 1, 1944

Obituary: Barnsdall, Osage County Oklahoma. March 1944. Grandma GILLEY,laid to her rest yesterday. Mrs.Sarah Jane GILLEY,85 years of age died at her home here at 2:15 Tuesday morning, and funeral servives were held at the Church of Christ here yesterday afternoon. Mrs.GILLEY had been an invalid for four or five years. Mrs.GILLEY was born December 12,1858 at Adairsville,Georiga to P.R.and Eliza McLEAN DAVIS. In 1877 she was united in marriage to John T.GILLEY in Marion County Arkansas.To this union nine children were born. Mr. and Mrs. GILLEY raised their family in Marion County and then moved to Oklahoma in 1912. They came to Barnsdall in 1926 and engaged in the grocery business for several years. Her husband and six children preceeded her in death. Mr.GILLEY died here in January 1930. The three surviving children, O.L.of this city, Roney of Everton, Arkansas and Mrs Addis EVANS of Wilson,Oklahoma and her sister Mrs. Anna MAGNESS also of Wilson, Oklahoma where here for the funeral.One brother A.L.DAVIS of Chickasha, was unable to be here because of illness. The funeral sermon was delivered by Brother B.E. LEMMONS, and burial was in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, with Powell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were, Ed.KEATON, Jasper LITTLE, O.L. CRANE, Clyde WHEELER, John BELL and Mr. BARON. Submitted by Wakley Ann(EVANS)DOYAL, grandaughter of Sarah Jane(DAVIS)GILLEY. 3April 2000

JONES, LAFFOON posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, August 16, 1944

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 16 Aug 1944 Junior, the 3-year-old son of Mr and Mrs George JONES of Rush, died in a Harrison hospital Friday morning, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr JONES was working in the harvest in North Dakota and was notfied as soon as possible, arriving here Sunday afternoon. Funeral services for the baby were conducted Monday morning by George LAFFOON, and burial was in the Ott Cemetery. Heartfelt sympathies go out to the grief-stricken family in their sorrow.

MCCRACKEN, RABY, STUBBS, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, November 15, 1944

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Wednesday, 15 Nov 1944, pg 1 Rea Valley Youth Found Dead Monday About 4 o'clock Monday afternoon Loyd STUBBS found the body of Chester RABY, 18-year-old grandson of "Uncle" Oliver TREAT, sitting at the rear of his car on a county road on Hall mountain, three miles southwest of Rea Valley. Evidence points to suicide. When STUBBS found him, he was sitting upon the ground, with a 22-caliber rifle between his legs, and a bullet hole in his forehead. Sheriff Gus McCRACKEN checked the situation and could find no evidence of foul play. Young RABY's mother has been dead for several years, and the whereabouts of his father, Anderson RABY, are unkown. He has made his home with his grandfather at Rea Valley. At the time of going to press, funeral arrangements are incomplete.

DAVIS, GRAHAM, HURST, KEETER, LINCK, OTT posted by Gary D Treat on Sunday, May 13, 1945

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Wednesday, 23 May 1945, pg 3 Mrs Nellie DAVIS Mrs Nellie DAVIS, aged 29, died May 13th at Kansas City, Mo., after a brief illness. She was a member of the Christian church. She was married to Lewis E DAVIS Oct 2, 1935. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Flippin May 17 by Rev G B KEETER. the Adams Funeral Home of Cotter was in charge of arrangements. Mrs DAVIS is survived by her husband, Lewis E DAVIS, of Kansas City, her mother, Mrs Linnie OTT of Flippin; four sisters, Mrs W M LINCK and Mrs Alfred DAVIS of Flippin, Mrs L. [?] GRAHAM of Kansas City, and Mrs Elmo HURST of Cotter, two brothers, Jewell OTT of Flippin, and Cleburne E OTT, S 1-c, of Alameda, California.

BLYETH, JONES, NEWTON posted by Craig Blyeth on Wednesday, December 26, 1945

Missouri Artemis NEWTON, daughter of Ebenezer NEWTON and Nancy Jane JONES, was born in Iron Co., MO on Aug. 4, 1861 and died Dec. 26, 1945. She moved with her family to Marion Co., AR and married Aaron BLYETH there. They settled in Marion Co. and farmed there before moving on to Van Buren Co., AR, then to Cushing, Payne Co., OK in the 1930s.

BLYETH, COLLINS, JONES, MCKAY, NEWTON, PERCELL, STRACENER posted by Craig Blyeth on Monday, December 31, 1945

OBITUARY Cushing (OK) Daily Citizen, December 31, 1945 SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. A. L. BLYETH [Missouri Artemis NEWTON] Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. A. L. [Aaron Lockhart] Blyeth, 84 years, who died Thursday at her home at 1137 East Second street, following a month's illness, at the First Baptist Church at 2:30 PM with Rev. P. W. Murphy, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Lynn Faling and Mrs. Ted Hancock sang two selections. They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. P. W. Murphy. Pallbearers were her grandsons and included Elmer Collins, Boudery Collins, Hayden Percell, Leslie Blyeth, John McKay and Carl Straciner [Stracener]. Surviving relatives include her husband of the home address, five daughters, two sons, 32 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial, under direction of Stubblefield funeral directors, was made at the Fairlawn cemetery.

TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, February 6, 1946

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Wednesday, 6 Feb 1946, pg 1 Aged Resident of Rea Valley Passes On Friday morning of last week "Uncle Oliver" TREAT, 81-year-old resident of Rea Valley, passed away at his home in the community where he had spent practically his entire life. He was well known throughout Marion county. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. B. KEETER at 11 o'clock Saturday morning and burial was in the Hand Valley cemetery, under the direction of the Yellville Funeral home. Mr. TREAT is survived by his wife and one son, George, of the home. Sincere sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved ones.

BEAVERS, DUGGINS, FLETCHER, HOPPER, JONES, SMITH, SUBLETT, TILLEY posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, September 12, 1946

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Thursday, 12 Sep 1946, pg 1 Andrew J JONES Andrew J JONES, aged 57, of the Rea Valley Community, died at the Chambers Hospital in Mountain Home last Thursday, where he had been taken two days before, after becoming suddenly ill at the Maumee mine, where he had been working. It is said that Mr JONES went down into the mine a short time after a round of shots had been fired, and it was thought the illness was caused by the dynamite fumes. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, and burial was in the Hand Valley cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children, LeRoy of the home, Williams, Herbert and G W of Rea Valley, Mrs Wilburn TILLEY and Mrs Larlee HOPPER of Rea Valley, and Mrs Forest SMITH of Flippin. One Brother, George JONES of Rush, and four sisters, Mrs Jim DUGGINS of Madran, California, Mrs John SUBLETT of Gassville, and Mrs Lena BEAVERS and Mrs Edgar FLETCHER of Buffalo. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow.

BELL, BONHAM, CARROLL, DENNIS, HURST, KING, MANN, PARNELL, WOOD posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, September 25, 1947

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 25 Sep 1947, pg 1 Prominent Flippin Man Dies In Mayo Clinic Ed PARNELL, who was taken to Mayo Bros.' Hospital in Rochester, MN, last week, passed away at the hospital and was brought home Saturday p.m. His funeral was held at the Christian church Sunday at 3 p.m. Those attending from a distance were his sons, Cleto and Ratio and families of Tulsa, OK, Mr. and Mrs. DENNIS and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest KING of Gilbert, AR. Rev. G. B. KEETER preached the funeral sermon. Burial was in the Flippin cemetery. Pallbearers were Willie BELL, Paul BONHAM, Eugene CARROLL, Alva HURST, George MANN and Lyle WOOD. Honorary pallbearers were E. B. WOOD, M. A. MEARS, Gus McCRACKEN, W. L. MOORE, Bob McCRACKEN, Eugene JOHNSON, L. O. SANDERS and H. M. WARNER. There were many beautiful floral pieces. For many years Mr. PARNELL was one of Flippin's leading business men, but for some time he had been retired, due to ill health. He leaves many friends who join in extending condolence to the bereaved family.

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