Marion County, AR - 1900s Obituaries


COX, KEETER, LANCASTER, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, May 13, 1948

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 13 May 1948, pg 1 Mrs. Lucy TREAT Mrs. Lucy TREAT, 82, widow of the late Oliver TREAT of Rea Valley, passed away Sunday night in the Baxter County Community Hospital at Gassville. Her body was laid to rest Monday in the Hand Valley cemetery, following funeral services conducted by Rev. G. B. KEETER. The deceased is survived by one son, George, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Dora LANCASTER of Hatch, NM; one sister, Mrs. Sally COX of Turloch [sic], CA, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.

HENSON, KEETER, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, June 11, 1948

Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR 11 Jun 1948 Betty Kay TREAT Funeral services for Betty Kay TREAT, four-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Floyd TREAT, who died at her home in Flippin Monday morning were held Monday afteroon at the Flippin cemetery with the Rev G B KEETER officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Roller Funeral Home. She is survived by her parents; four brothers, Kern, Keith, Kenton and Kenneth; a sister, Kathryn, all of the home; and her grandparents, Mr and Mrs C C TREAT and Mr and Mrs C L HENSON.

GOODALL, HOLIFIELD, TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Wednesday, April 19, 1950

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 27 Apr 1950, pg 2 Cowan Barrens Aunt Em TREAT passed away on Wednesday, the 19th, after several days of flu, turning to pneumonia, at her home, where she had lived near 87 years. She was buried Thursday in Cowan cemetery in the GOODALL row. She made the 17th in that row. Rev. HOLIFIELD of the Yellville Methodist Church conducted the funeral. Quite a crowd came for the funeral. Of the GOODALL family there are 7 yet living. Ages run from 75 to 96 years.

ADAMS, BRUSSO, FOLLIS, HALL, HUDDLESTON, JONES, WHITMAN, WORLEIN posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, May 18, 1950

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 18 May 1950, pg 1 Former Yellvile [sic] Couple Killed in Double Tragedy The Springfield [MO] Daily News of Tuesday carried the following dispatch from Sarcoxie [MO], under a May 15 dateline: Dr. D. D. DOUGLAS, Jasper county coroner, today termed the deaths of a 54-year-old Sarcoxie grocery store owner and his wife as "murder by stabbing and suicide by shotgun." DOUGLAS' verdict came after the bodies of J. W. FOLLIS and his 50-year-old wife of only a few months, Eva, were found about 11 a.m. today in their store here on Highway 166. According to DOUGLAS, FOLLIS apparently stabbed his wife fatally about 5 a.m. today and then shot himself in the head about four hours later. Mrs. FOLLIS was found in the bed in living quarters in back of the store with three stab wounds in her left chest. FOLLIS was on the floor, a shotgun wound in his right temple. Coroner DOUGLAS said the weapon used to kill Mrs. FOLLIS was a hunting knife with a six-inch blade found -- wiped clean -- in the living quarters. FOLLIS used a .12 gauge single shot shotgun to kill himself, the coroner said. Neighbors reported they heard a commotion at the FOLLIS store about 5 a.m. today. They didn't investigate, even though cries of help were heard, the coroner said. Later, however, they saw FOLLIS get up, open the store, wait on customers, and go out for a short time in his car. The coroner said FOLLIS left a note directing his daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Margaret ADAMS, of Sarcoxie, to notify Mrs. FOLLIS' eight children by a previous marriage of the tragedy. The eight children live in the Yellville, AR, community. One of Mrs. FOLLIS' daughters, 13-year-old Shirley HUDDLESTON, and a small brother had lived with the FOLLISes at the store until they went to Arkansas recently to visit relatives. The FOLLISes came here only three months ago from Yellville. Their bodies are at the Jackson & Son funeral home. ___________________________________ Mr. FOLLIS and Mrs. Eva HUDDLESTON were married in Yellville on Feb. 11, 1950, moving immediately thereafter to Sarcoxie, where the killing and suicide occurred. The body of Mrs. FOLLIS was brought to Yellville Monday night and lay in state at the Yellville Funeral Home, pending completion of funeral arrangements. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock this Thursday afternoon in the Yellville Methodist Church by the pastor Rev. P. J. HOLIFIELD, and burial will be in the Yellville cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mrs. FOLLIS is survived by six sons, Gene HUDDLESTON of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Worth, TX; Glenn of Tulsa, OK; Ralph, Jr., with the U.S. Army in Germany; Layne of the U.S. Army at Albuquerque, NM; Charles and Jimmy of Yellville; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel WORLEIN of Hutchinson, KS; Mrs. Sarah BRUSSO of Detroit, MI, and Shirley of Yellville. Mr. Follis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George WHITMAN of Yellville, and Mrs. Harley ADAMS of Sarcoxie, MO. He was buried at Sarcoxie. The Echo joins with all the bereaved relatives in extending sympathy in their sorrow.

HAND, LAFFOON, LAYTON, PANGLE, SWITZER posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, August 24, 1950

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Thursday, 31 Aug 1950, pg 4 Faytie HAND Faytie HAND, 48 years old, passed away Thursday, August 24th, in the State Hospital at Little Rock to which place he had been transferred about a week before from the State Sanatorium [sic] at Booneville, where he had been undergoing treatment for tuberculosis for the past year. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Ware LAFFOON and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Survivors include this wife, Meda, and four daughters, Mrs Walter LAYTON of Yellville, Mrs Bobby Gene PANGLE of Pyatt, Mrs Dale SWITZER of Yakima, Washington, and Bonnie of the home. Several sisters also survive. During the mining activity Mr HAND was engaged in mining in the RUSH district, and was regarded as one of the best miners in the field. The Echo joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.


From the Wewoka Times, Wewoka Oklahoma, January 7, 1951: Jim WHITLOCK, 62, died Sunday at 11:40 a.m. in a local hospital after a six months illness. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ here , with Mardell LYNCH officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. WHITLOCK, a World War I veteran, was born in Leadhill, Ark., Nov. 27, 1888. He had lived in the Wewoka area for about 40 years. He is survived by his wife, home address, Route 1, Wewoka; two daughters, Mrs. H. N. PECK and Mrs. W. N. STAFFORD, both of Wewoka; one son, Marvin WHITLOCK, Wewoka; two sisters, Mrs. Lundy WOOD and Mrs. Girley WELCH, both of Wewoka; two brothers, Charlie WHITLOCK, Wewoka, and Roy WHITLOCK, Montana, and nine grandchildren. Bearers will be Henry MOORE, C. L. BILLINGSLEY, D. C. SCOTT, E. T. MANSUR, J. W. ESTES, and George MORUE.

BALDWIN, GALLAHER, KEETER, LEE, MORRIS, MORRISON, ROSE, SUTTON posted by Gary D Treat on Tuesday, July 10, 1951

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 19 Jul 1951, pg 8 Jesse MORRIS Dies in Albuquerque, New Mex. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Christian Church at Flippin by Rev. G. B KEETER for Jesse H. MORRIS, who died on Tuesday, July 10, at Albuquerque, NM. Following the funeral service, the Masonic Lodge took charge and burial was in the Flippin cemetery with Masonic honors. A life time resident of Marion county, Mr. MORRIS suffered a paralytic stroke several years ago, since which time he has been partially disabled, but his cheerful disposition continued to the end, and it was always a pleasure for his friends to meet and converse with him. A short time ago he went for a visit with his daughter, Miss Myrtie MORRIS, at Socorro, NM. He had undergone an operation at Albuquerque, and shortly after he came off the operating table he suffered a heart attack and the end came quickly and peacefully. Mr. MORRIS was born August 12, 1885, at Big Flat, AR. On May 13, 1906, he was married to Miss Ethel Irene LEE, also of Big Flat. Surviving children from this union are O. Kyle MORRIS of Richmond, CA; Leo E. MORRIS of Bremerton, WA; Miss Myrtie MORRIS of Socorro, NM; Mrs. Fred GALLAHER of Albuquerque, NM; Chester Lavere MORRIS, H.M.C. U.S.N., USS BOXER; Sgt. Forrest L. MORRIS, U.S.A.F., Bermuda. Also surviving are four brothers, Gilbert C. MORRIS of Troy, TX; Neal H. MORRIS, Big Flat, AR; Walter F. MORRIS, Anadarko, OK; Edgar E. MORRIS, Granger, WA; and four sisters, Mrs. W. C. ROSE, Okmulgee, OK; Mrs. Frank SUTTON, Luber, AR; Mrs. Lige BALDWIN, Mountain View, AR, and Mrs. Darius MORRISON, Gracemont, OK. Three of the children, Leo, Myrtie and Mrs. Letha GALLAHER, were here for the funeral, as were also three sisters, Mrs. W. C. ROSE, Mrs. Lige BALDWIN and Mrs. Darius MORRISON. By his upstanding, Christian character, Mr. MORRIS attracted to himself a host of friends, all of whom join with the Echo in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

HUDDLESTON, MCKISSON posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, July 19, 1951

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 19 Jul 1951, pg 1 Sgt. Ralph Huddlseton [sic], Jr. Sergeant Ralph HUDDLESTON, Jr., known to his many friends here as "Nookie," died last Saturday morning in the Army-Navy General Hospital in Hot Springs, where he had been suffering for some time from cancer of the nerve tissues, resulting from shrapnel wounds received in World War II. His body was returned to Yellville for burial in the local cemetery. The funeral will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Yellville Methodist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Theron McKISSON officiating. He will be buried with military honors. Further details will be given in next week's Echo.

ANDERSON, ESMOND, HALL, HOLLOWELL, ROLLAND, TREAT, WHITNEY posted by Gary D Treat on Monday, June 1, 1953

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 4 Jun 1953, pg 8 Leniel Thomas HALL Leniel Thomas HALL was born in Marion County on February 14, 1876, and died at his home in Yellville June 1, 1953. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church in Yellville by the Pastor, Rev. Chester ESMOND, and burial was in the Ott cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of the home, and eleven children, Mrs. Derusha HOLLOWELL of Granger, WA; Mrs. Drucilla WHITNEY of Leachville, AR; Mrs. Lunda ANDERSON of Weiner, AR; Mrs. Savanna ROLLAND of Hanna City, IL; D. W. HALL of the Georges Creek community; Alfred, Edgar, Everett HALL of Route E, Yellville; and Edward HALL of Little Rock.

HALL, HODGE, KEETER, PARNELL, TERRY posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, July 17, 1953

obit Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR, Thursday, 23 Jul 1953, pg 1 Liford HALL Liford HALL, who was born in Marion county, near Yellville, on June 30, 1883, died July 17, 1953, at his home near Malida, at the age of 70 years and 17 days. His entire life was spent in Marion County, 38 years in the vicinity of his death, where his family was reared and where he was recognized as one of the good citizens of the community. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev G B KEETER in the Christian Church at Flippin, and burial was in the Hurst cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife and four children, Russell HALL, of Spearman, Texas; Luther HALL of Buena Park, California; Mrs Fray TERRY and Mrs Bill Joe HODGE of the home community; also one sister, Mrs Kate PARNELL of flippin; and four brothers, Fonce HALL of Millfay, Oklahoma; Baxter HALL of Springfield, Mo., and Joe and Arc HALL of Flippin.

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