Marion County, AR - 2000s Obituaries


ADAMS, DAVENPORT, KEELING, STONECIPHER posted by Mountain Echo Newspaper on Monday, July 9, 2001

Mountain Echo Newspaper, Yakima Valley (Wash.) News by Frankie Seay, Week of July 19, 2001 issue: I got hold of Mary STONECIPHER'S copy of the June 21 Harrison Daily Times and read the obituary of Willard DAVENPORT. I hadn't heard about his death and was sorry to hear of it. He was a little older than me, but went to Yellville-Summit when I did and I remember him and his brother James, his sister Lucreta (who married my cousin John ADAMS) and I think I remember another sister, Anna Mae. His parents were James and Rushia (KEELING) DAVENPORT and I've seen them, but didn't know them well. I remember both James and Willard as being nice boys and good students in school and I wanted to mention his passing, as I know there are others who remember him, too.. Willard was born at Maumee in 1922 and passed away at Harrison at the age of 79. My sympathy to his family.

BAND, BRANLEY, BRANTLE, BRANTLEY, LEDBETTER, LOEHR, MAXEY, OTT, WESTAD posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, July 11, 2001

MT. Echo Newspaper Week of July 26, 2001 issue: Graveside services for Elmer BRANTLEY were held July 14, 2001 at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, Okla. He departed this life Wednesday July 11. He was 88. Mr. BRANTLEY succumbed to a heat stroke while fishing in a farm pond near his home. He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. Elmer BRANTLE and his twin sister, Thelma BRANTLEY BAND were born Feb. 23, 1913, near Rush, to Jim and Mary Ann MAXEY BRANTLEY. He spent his childhood in the Rush Creek and Buffalo River area. Moving to Okla. at age 17, his entire working career was in the oil fields. He is survived by five sons and four daughters living in Okla. and Ark., a sister, Irene BRANLEY WESTAD of Boise, Ida., and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers, Grady and Hearl, and four sisters Alma, Audrey, Hazel, and his twin sister, Thelma. She passed March 26, 1997. Among family member attending the funeral services were Sherman and Lou Ann OTT of Flippin, Bruce OTT of Flippin, J.C. and Shelly LEDBETTER of Gainesville, MO., and Jerome and Betty Lou LOEHR of Wichita, Ks.


MT. Echo Newspaper Week of July 26, 2001 issue: Bernard Troy RISLEY, age 82, passed away July 18, 2001 at Harrison. He was born Oct. 24, 1918, at Peel, the son of Troy Benton and Garla (BARKHEIMER) RISLEY. He was untied in marriage to Anna Lea (RAILSBACK) RISLEY on Dec. 14, 1947. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Peel Community. He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and an ordained Baptist Minister. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy, and he was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Ann Lea, one daughter, Berna Lea LEISLINGER of Flippin, one brother, Luster RISLEY of Harrison; three sisters, Ruth EVANS, Ruby RISLEY and Dottie RIESLEY, all of Peel, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Park RISLEY. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Fri., July 20 at Burns Funeral Home. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Sat., July 21, at Peel Cemetery in Peel, Ar., with Allan RISLEY officiating. Pallbearers were Alvin KEETER, Allen DEISLINGER, Jim RISLEY, Grant BREENHAW, Cody EVANS, and Gary RISLEY. Memorials may be made to the Peel Cemetery fund, c/o Keith EVANS, 5292 Hwy. 125, NW, Peel, Ar., 72668. Burns Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

COLE, KAMMEYER, LYNN, RALEY, REYNOLDS, TENNISON, WHITE, WOMACK posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Monday, July 23, 2001

MT. Echo Newspaper Week of July 26, 2001 issue: Marvin Lynn COLE, 76 of Yellville, went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2001. He was born on February 2, 1925, at Springfield, Colo., the son of Lance and Grace COLE pioneer residents of Flippin. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Quintelle REYNOLDS COLE, of Yellville; his daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lynn and Carlous TENNISON of Yellville; his son and daughter-in-law, Marvin LYNN Jr. and Rita Jane of Harrison; by his by his granddaughter and husband, Amy and Hiram WHITE of Little Rock; his grandsons, Daniel Lynn COLE and his fiancée Katie RALEY of Fayetteville, and Clinton Royce COLE of Harrison. He is also survived by his brother, Edgar COLE of Yellville, his twin sister and husband, Margielayne and Bob KAMMEYER of Richardson, Tex, and his sister Betty Lou WOMACK, of San Antonio, Tex. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. He served his country as a civil engineer in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, retiring with the rank of Commander in 1965. He was a member of the Untied Methodist Church, serving in various leadership positions since 1964 when his family moved to Yellville. Marvin had been a member of the Masonic Lodge 118, Stratford, Okla., since 1948. He was cattleman and a retired professional engineer and land surveyor. He served on the Yellville City council, Marion County Hospital Board, Marion County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Marion County Cattlemen Board of Directors, Westark Production Board, Federal Land Bank Board, and the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors. Memorials may be made to the Yellville Untied Methodist Church, Marion county Library or the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Little Rock. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, at Burns Funeral Home, Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 26, at Burns Funeral Home, Yellville. Burns Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BOLIN, OEHLKE, RICHARDSON, ROYCE, WILLIS posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Thursday, July 26, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper Week of July 26, 2001 issue: A 32-year-old Jasper resident, Karen S. BOLIN, died and four people were injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle accident near Mt. Judea. According to a report by Sate Police Cpl. Jerry WILLIS, the 8:20 a.m. accident occurred on Hwy. 123 when the southbound 1998 Chevy in which BOLIN was a passenger crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 1990 GMC pickup driven by Lloyd E. OEHLKE, 60 of Mt. Judea. The pickup was then struck from the rear by a 1981 Ford pickup driven by 28-year-old Patricia ROYCE of Vendor. The vehicle in which BOLIN was riding was driven by Carl W. RICHARDSON, 24, of Jasper. All those involved in the wreck--including a passenger in the OEHLKE vehicle, Margaret S. OEHLKE, 58 of Mt. Judea--were taken to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison for treatment of injuries. Ms. BOLIN's body was taken to Coffman Funeral Home at Harrison. According to Cpl. WILLIS' report no seatbelts were in use in any of the vehicles. His report did not list what charges, if any, were filed.

ANNLER, BROWN, GARRISON, HARRIS, ROSE, STOVALL, TURNEY, WILLIAMS posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Saturday, August 11, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue: Paris STOVALL a lifelong resident of Arkansas, died Saturday, Aug. 11. STOVALL was born Nov. 4, 1905 in Bruno and was the son of the late Joe E. and Clar (WILLIAMS) STOVALL. STOVALL worked for 32 years for the State of Arkansas in the Governor's Office in Little Rock. He was the Assistant Director of the Social Security and Retirement Division of the comptroller's office. He was actively involved for many years in the Pulaski County Association for Handicapped Children and served as President in 1965. STOVALL held a Teacher's License from the State of Arkansas and taught school in several rural public schools in Arkansas prior to his work in the Governor's Office. He served in the U.S. Army during the World War II. He is preceded in death by his wife, Enoch and their daughter, Sandra Lee; one brother, Onis STOVALL; and four sisters, Verlie STOVALL, Eunice HARRIS, Alpha ROSE, and Gail ANNLER. He is survived by three sisters, Zella TURNEY and Clarice BROWN, both of Harrison, and Coyita GARRISON of Dallas, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews. STOVALL was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Harrison. Funeral arrangements are by the Holt Memorial Chapel of Harrison.

CASEY, CLOSE, COOK, WILLIAMS posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Monday, August 13, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue: George Edward COOK of Yellville died Monday, August 13, 2001 at Gassville Nursing Center. COOK had been a resident of Marion County since 1969. He was born Aug. 19, 1940 in Moline, ILL. He was retired from the Arkansas National Guard. He served 21 years in the Army, Army Reserve, and the National Guard. He was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Virginia (CLOSE) COOK; one son, William Leroy COOK; and one sister, Lucinda CASEY. Survivors include one son, Dallas COOK of Yellville; and one daughter Melissa WILLIAMS of Springfield, MO. Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Lakeway Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are by Burns Funeral Home, Inc. of Yellville.

HARDEN, HORTEN, JACKSON, MALLETT, REED, SHIPMAN, SINK posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue: Douglas E. JACKSON of Yellville died Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at Yellville. JACKSON was born Aug. 10, 1039 at Creston, IA to Everett A. and Thea M. JACKSON. He served in the U>S> Navy from 1957 until 1961. JACKSON married Virginia L. REED on Aug. 30, 1957. He was a supervisor for the Marion County Shirt Factory and the former operator of the Redbird Gas and Service Station in Yellville. He had been a resident of Marion County since 1963. JACKSON is survived by his wife, Virginia L. (REED) JACKSON of the home; four daughters, Leslie HORTEN of Yellville, Regina MALLETT of Mountain Home, Valerie SHIPMAN of St. Joe, and Jodie HARDEN of Fayetteville; one brother, Gordon JACKSON of Yellville; on sister, Paula SINK of Yellville; and seven grandchildren. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements are by Burns Funeral Home, Inc. of Yellville.


Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue: Howard E. HARRIS, 71 of Eros died Thursday Aug. 16, 2001. HARRIS was born Aug. 16, 1930 to Cletus and Eunice HARRIS. After retiring from Kraft Food's dairy division where he hauled milk in the northwest Arkansas for twenty years. Harris enjoyed a second career of farming and ranching in Eros. He was a horseman, recognized for his prized stallion, Trigger. Outside of the farming, HARRIS took pride in children and enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in organized sports. He was a member of the Bruno Baptist Church. HARRIS was preceded in death by parents, Cletus and Eunice HARRIS; and one brother, G.C. HARRIS. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lee (ERWIN) HARRIS of the home; one son, Brian HARRIS and his wife, Sherry of Springdale; four daughters, Brenda HARRIS and Steven HOWARD of Enid, Okla., Vicki HARRIS WYATT and her husband, Bob of Edmond Okla., Cheryl HARRIS GREEN of Mountain home, Cynthia HARRIS AKINS and her husband, Tom of Travelers Rest, SC; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Clara INGRAM, Eda ALBRITTON, and Mary Sue SCRIVNER; his mother-in-law, Ruby CAMPBELL; and a host of other family members. Pallbearers were Tom AKINS, Larry ALBRITTON, Johnny HARRIS, Louie B. PANNELL, Alan SCRIVNER and Bob WYATT. Honorary pallbearers were David BARRY, Vernon Joe BLANKENSHIP, Morris COTHRAN, Greg ESTES, Bob GILLESPIE, Bobby HARRIS, David HARRIS, Waldon HEATH, Lonnie PHILLIPS, Phil TAYLOR and Everett WOOD. Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 18 at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Funeral Services were Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. with Ministers Glen HICKS and Rodney STROMLUND officiating. Burial was in the Bruno Cemetery. Arrangements were by Burns Funeral Home, Inc. in Yellville.

CLARY, DENNISTON, HELLUMS, LOWERY, MELTON, SCHERMERHORN, SIMS, WADDELL, WREN posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Thursday, August 16, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue: Johnie W. MELTON, 76, of Pyatt died Thursday, August 16 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. MELTON was born April 4, 1925 at Pyatt to James Claude and Ruth (SIMS) MELTON. He was the retired director of head start education, a former World War II vet, former Marion County Judge, former Marion County Tax Assessor, a member of the Pyatt VFW, and a retired basketball official. MELTON was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II serving in the Philippines and was in the battle of Luzon. MELTON was preceded in death by one brother, Louis Elton MELTON. Survivors include his wife, Glenda of Mountain Home; two sons, Louis MELTON of Harrison and Johnie MELTON of Yellville; two daughters, Johnie MELTON WREN of Harrison; and Betty MELTON CLARY of Vancouver, Washington; eight grandchildren, John LOWERY, Eric SCHERMERHORN, John Paul MELTON, Amanda WADDELL, Emily DENNISTON, Elizabeth DENNISTON, Noah MELTON and Megan MELTON; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20 at the Pyatt Baptist church with Rev. Eldon HELLUMS officiating.

CLARK, DILLARD, EVANS, KINCANON posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Thursday, August 23, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Aug 23, 2001 issue Yakima Valley news by Frankie Seay: I talked to Frankie Joe and Mary Ann DILLARD of Mountain Home this morning. They're here for the funeral of her dad, Arnold KINCANON, who passed away at Providence Hospital after what Mary Ann said was a fairly short battle with cancer. He is to be buried at Terrace Heights Cemetery. My sympathy to Mary Ann and her family. I know she has been close to him and had been here often to see him over the years and had been here this time for a week or more before his passing. Her sister, Alice Marie CLARK of Gassville, is fighting cancer herself and couldn't make the trip out for the funeral. It's sometimes harder for the ones who have to stay home and think. Joe and Mary Ann have a daughter Paige EVANS and she and her husband Clinton have two sons and I believe Mary Ann said they live in Mountain Home also. Their son Joe Brant and his wife Melina and their two-year old daughter live in Nebraska.

BAUMGARTNER, BRILEY, MURPHY, SAUNDERS, SING, STONE, VIMING, WILSON posted by Mountain Echo Newspaper on Thursday, August 23, 2001

Mountain Echo Newspaper Week of September 6, 2001 issue: William Terry MURPHY, 80, of Harrison died Thursday, Aug. 23, in Harrison. MURPHY was born in Mickey, Texas on Dec. 19, 1920 to Ezra Lee and Ruth (BAUMGARTNER) MURPHY. At age three months the family moved by covered wagon to southwestern Colorado where they owned and operated a pinto bean and wheat farm. Murphy attended high school in Plainview, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. After returning home to Colorado he married Patsy Jeanne STONE. MURPHY worked in the oil field for twenty years as an oil well cementer in Colorado, New Mexico and south Louisiana. In 1967 the family moved to Arkansas where they had a dairy farm near Bruno for thirty years. MURPHY is survived by his wife, Pat; three daughters, Kathy SING of Branson, MO., Shannon MURPHY of Omaha, and Kelly BRILEY of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jeffry SAUNDERS, Chris SAUNDERS, Douglas SAUNDERS, Nathan SAUNDERS and Tessa BRILEY; one brother, Edd MURPHY of Pleasant View, Colo., two sisters, Lucile VIMING of Ignacio, Colo., and Esther WILSON of Yellow Jacket, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral services for MURPHY. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, P.O. Box 1927, Harrison, AR, 72601. Arrangements are by Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison.

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