Marion County, AR - 2000s Obituaries


BUSCH, DELAP, EVANS, GODFREY, KERNS, MORGAN, POLLICK, ROGERS, SEELEY posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Thursday, October 4, 2001

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper, Oct 11, 2001 issue: Dorothy Belle KERNS DELAP of Lead Hill, Arkansas died Thursday, October 4, 2001 at her residence in Lead Hill. She was 90. Mrs. DELAP was born October 3, 1911 at LeRoy, Kansas to Paxton Thomas and Winnie MORGAN KERNS. On June 10, 1930, she married Leigh Bernard DELAP> Mrs. DELAP was a retired quality control employee of the Lake City Ammunition Plant. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Lee DELAP SEELEY of Lead Hill; one sister, Opal Laverne POLLICK of Edwardsville, Kansas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren. Her parents, Paxton Thomas and Winnie MORGAN KERNS; husband, Leigh Bernard DELAP; and three brothers, Clifford KERNS, Clinton KERNS and Lloyd KERNS preceded her in death. Graveside services were held Monday, October 8, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lead Hill with Brother Kevin ROGERS officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, October 6, 2001 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Pallbearers were Francis SEELEY, Bill SEELEY, Michael BUSCH, Cody EVANS, Steven SEELEY and Charles GODFREY. Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621.


Mountaineer Echo Newspaper, Oct 11, 2001 issue: Keith HAMLET of the Cowan Barrens and Weast City Community of Yellville, Arkansas died Monday, October 8, 2001 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was 88. Mr. HAMLET was born June 25, 1913 at Hindsville, Arkansas to Worth and Minnie GILLIAM HAMLET. On September 4, 1934, he married Demoia KEETER. Mr. HAMLET was a farmer and beef cattle producer. He was a life-long resident of Marion County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Yellville and an active worker and member of the Marion County Senior Center in Flippin. Survivors include his wife Demoia KEETER HAMLET of Yellville; one son, Larry HAMLET, of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Avanell THOMAS and husband Ronald of Belleville, Illinois; two in-law, Douglas HAMLET of Yellville and Wiladean BEAKLEY of Fetus, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brian THOMAS, Kristin LUCASH, Scott HAMLET, Leslie "Les" HAMLET and Richard "Rich" HAMLET; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, Worth and Minnie HAMLET, three brothers and seven sisters preceded him in death. Visitation was held Wednesday, October 10,2001 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Yellville with Reverend Tim CYPERT officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Yellville. Pallbearers are Jack TATE, Dale HAMLET, Dan HENLEY, Jimmy HAMLET, Ronald THOMAS, and John TATE. Honorary pallbearers are Harry KETNER, H.C. HALL, Don LAYTON, Billy LAYTON, Roland BLOMQUIST, Jim SHETTLES, Dr. Robert AHRENS and Jim EPLING. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Yellville, P.O. Box 466, Yellville, AR 72687 and the Marion County Senior Center, Hwy. 202, Flippin, AR 72634. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621

DAILEY, DRIESEL, GARAFOLO, GIBSON, HARRIS, HAYNES, JORDAN, MCKINNEY, SANCHEZ posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Friday, October 19, 2001

The Mountaineer Echo in the Yakima Valley news by Frankie Seay. December 27, 2001 issue: We lost another Marion County native on October 19th of 2001, Iva (McKINNEY) SANCHEZ was born in Yellville, Arkansas on Sept. 28, 1915 to John and Martha DAILEY McKINNEY and passed away Oct. 19, 2001 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrenburg, Missouri. Iva married Andrew SANCHEZ in 1971 and they made their home in Knob Noster, Missouri where she owned and operated SKY Motor Home and Furniture Store until her retirement. Iva is survived by her husband, Andrew SANCHEZ and two sisters; Osie GARAFOLO of Yellville and Ruby DRIESEL of Ponca City, Okla. She was preceded in death by five brothers; Garland, Charlie, Isasc, John L., and Jack McKINNEY and three sisters; Eula HARRIS, Josie HAYNES, and Dorothy GIBSON. Services were Oct. 23, 2001, at Sweeney and Phillips Funeral Home in Knob Nester with Rev. David JORDAN officiating. Burial was in Knob Nester Cemetery and memorial can be made in care of the funeral home, to 50 to the Alzheimer's Assn. Our sympathy to this family, most of us in Marion County knew at least some of them when they were living at Yellville. "Transcribed exactly as published by the Mountaineer Echo."


On October 31, 2001, Reverend Luster James YOUNG, an ordained Assemblies of God minister, went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Luster was born May 12, 1914 in Marion County, Arkansas. He answered his God given call to the ministry in 1950 and always lived what he preached. His expertise was small churches and church building programs. He pastored churches in Oregon, Idaho, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He drove log trucks to support his family when he started in the ministry. He was a World War II veteran and served in Italy. He was very proud of his service to his country. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dossie Lee and Anna Mae CLEM YOUNG; his first wife, Hazel C. AUSTIN YOUNG; and a son, Reverend James Howell YOUNG. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his sisters, Iva ROBERTS and Nova ELLIS; his brothers, Donald Ray YOUNG and his wife, Cynthia, Eldon Lee YOUNG and his wife, Peggy, and Ralph Herbert YOUNG; his son, Don E. YOUNG and his wife, Kathy; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He now lives in a mansion that faces a street made of pure gold that has been prepared for him by the One he served. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 at the First Assembly of God Church in Harrison. Services will be officiated by Rev. Arlis THRASHER, Rev. Finis PACK and Rev. Ray SHELTON. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Frank DREWRY, John Paul DREWRY, Jon YOUNG, Raymond BLEVINS, Jack WALKER and David UNDERDOWN. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the funeral home.

CRAIG, YOUNG posted by Patricia Hulsey on Thursday, November 1, 2001

Obituary: Della YOUNG, who was born and raised in Yellville, died November, 2001, in Whittier, California, where she had resided for over 50 years. She was the daughter of Walter and Audie (CRAIG) YOUNG who were long-time Yellville residents and used to own a shoe/misc. merchandise store on the main street of Yellville. Della was preceded in death by her parents (the YOUNGS) and one daughter, Catherine Thomas. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Hulsey, who lives in Madera, CA. Source: Patricia Hulsey (daughter)

BABBIT, BABEEL, BEGA, DEPOE, JUSTUS, MORRE, SAUL, SOLBERG, WILLIAMS posted by Mt Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Mt Echo Newspaper, Dec 6, 2001 Issue: Kathryn JUSTUS of Spokane, Washington died Tuesday November 6, 2001 in Spokane. She was 82. She was a resident of St. Luke's Extended Care for 11 years. Mrs. JUSTUS was born in Freck, Arkansas and grew up in Yellville. She attended Yellville-Summit School and will be remembered by many friends and classmates of 1937. She was employed as a cashier in a hotel for many years. Mrs. JUSTUS is survived by two daughters, Kay SAUL and Carol BABBIT, both of Spokane; son, Jerry JUSTUS of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Cecil BABEEL, Aletis MORRE and Bernadine BEGA; brother, John WILLIAMS, Jr.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. JUSTUS was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John D. JUSTUS. Visitation was held Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, 2001. Interment followed at Pines Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary SOLBERG, Darin SOLBERG, Charles DEPOE, Keith JUSTUS and Rick JUSTUS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Baptist Church in Spokane. Arrangements were under the direction of Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, 1300 S. Pines Road, Spokane.

ABEL, ABLE, ALARID, BLAIR, KING, ROSE, SALAZAR, WITTLE, YOCHAM posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, November 10, 2001

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of December 13, 2001 issue: Caromel L. YOCHAM, 83 of Yakima went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 10, 2001. Caromel was born on March 18, 1918 in Oakland, Arkansas to Ira Art and Belah (ROSE) YOCHAM. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and fought at Guadalcanal. Caromel married Hazel KING in Yellville, Arkansas on March 20, 1946 and the couple made their home in Yakima in 1956. Mr. YOCHAM worked as a ranch foreman for Rowe Farms in Naches for many years until retiring in 1970 due to disability. Mr. YOCHAM was a member of the Full Gospel Church. He loved playing cards and enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseracing. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Hazel of Yakima; two daughters, Janice ABEL and her husband, Eugene of New Athens, Ohio and Carma SALAZAR and her husband, Jose of Yakima; five grandchildren, Scott ABEL and his wife, Heidi of Dresden, Ohio, Kimberley ALARID of Yakima, Carlene ABLE of St. Clarksville, Ohio, Nikki BLAIR of Yakima and Christine ABLE of Detroit, Michigan; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Neva WITTLE of Andover, New York; and four half sisters and one half brother of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Funeral services were Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Cremation was held in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

BAILEY, WATTS posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Mountaineer Echo Nov 22, 2001 issue: Memorial Service for Frank B. WATTS of Bull Shoals will be Sunday 3:00 p.m. at Twin Lakes Baptist Church with Dr. Sam BAILEY officiating. Mr. WATTS died Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at his residence. He was 76. He was retired after 26 years as an FBI agent. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was a member of the Bull Shoals-Lakeview Rotary Club and was 2001 Rotarian of the Year. He was a member of the Society of Special Agents, FBI, and the Bull Shoals Police Auxiliary, and the Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Twin Lakes Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons, Bill and Alan WATTS of Tampa, FL; three granddaughters, Joyce and Samantha WATTS of CO, and Kaitlyn WATTS of Trusselville, AL; two brothers, Bobby and Warren WATTS of Wiggins, MS and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, 1 brother, 1 sister and his first wife, Joyce. Burial will be in Wiggins, MS. Memorials may be made to the Bull Shoals-Lakeview Rotary Club Scholarship fund and the C.S. Lewis Institute. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home.

MORELLO, MORRIS, MUCKEY, TOLAR posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Thursday, November 15, 2001

Mountaineer Echo Nov 22, 2001 issue: Angelina MORELLO, 77, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas died Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the Twin Lakes Nursing Home in Flippin. She was 77. She was born April 25, 1924 at Holland, MI. Formerly of Holland, MI Mrs. MORELLO had been a resident of Bull Shoals since 1979. She was employed as a demonstrator for Wal Mart. She loved to do crafts. Mrs. MORELLO was a member of the Community Bible Church. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn TOLAR and husband Terry in Interlocken, MI and stepdaughter, Lois MUCKEY of Bellevue, NE. Mrs. MORELLO's parents and husband, Lester R. MORELLO, preceded her in death. A memorial service was held Monday, November 19, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Community Bible Church in Bull Shoals with Pastor Joe MORRIS officiating. Memorials may be made to the Community Bible Church Building Fund. Arrangements were by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

BAKER, COWAN, JOHNES, KING, KNIGHTLY, STILL, TINSLEY posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, November 17, 2001

Mountaineer Echo Nov 22, 2001 issue: Glen R. TINSLEY, 53 of Yellville died Saturday, November 17, 2001 from the injuries he sustained following an automobile accident that occurred on Arkansas State Highway 7 nineteen miles south of Jasper, Arkansas. TINSLEY was northbound on Highway 7 negotiating a left-hand turn when he lost control of his 2000 Nissan Sentra and traveled off the East Side of the highway. TINSLEY was ejected from his vehicle after he struck an embankment and overturned several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Glen Richard TINSLEY, Sr. of Yellville, Arkansas died Saturday, November 17, 2001 at Newton County, Arkansas. He was 53. Mr. TINSLEY was born July 27, 1948 at Coal Hill, Arkansas the son of Richard Maynard and Doris Irene KNIGHTLY TINSLEY. He was employed as a truck driver for a commercial trucking company. He had been a resident of Yellville for the past two and one-half years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a Baptist by faith. Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue STILL TINSLEY of Yellville; one son, Glen Richard TINSLEY of Elaine, Arkansas; two daughters, Penny TINSLEY and Callie TINSLEY both of Elaine, Arkansas; two step-daughter, Kerrie BAKER of Yellville and Terrie JOHNES of Russellville, Arkansas; two nephews, Timothy TINSLEY and Shane KING; two nieces, Shannon COWAN and Tori KING; and four grandchildren. His parents, Richard Maynard and Doris Irene TINSLEY, and son Michael Clayton TINSLEY, preceded him in death. Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. No funeral service was scheduled. Memorials may be directed to the family. Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621.


Mountaineer Echo Nov 22, 2001 issue: Ben F. TEAGARDEN, Jr., known to all as Junior, son of the late Ben F. and Eula Mildred WARNER TEEGARDEN, was born on September 26, 1945 in Iuka, Arkansas. He departed this life on November 17, 2001 in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 56 years, one month and 22 days. Junior was a native of Baxter County. He went to school, worked and lived here all of his life. He worked as a logger, bulldozer operator and a farmer. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Faye SANDERS on June 28, 1980 in Dolph, Arkansas. Junior spent seven years in the National Guard. He was of the Christian Faith. Junior leaves to the morn his passing; his wife, Carolyn TEEGARDEN of the home; two daughters, Karen KETCHUM of Yellville and Kristy WILLIAMS of Bergman, Arkansas; one son, Clifford TEEGARDEN of Osawatomie, Kansas; three sisters Bidnie GRIFFITH of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Peggy MAY of E. Wenatchee, Washington and Sharon SANDERS of Calico Rock; three grandchildren, Sheldon KETCHUM, Laken KETCHUM and Kindell WILLIAMS; many nieces and nephews, special brothers in-law, and many friends. Junior was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rose Zella TEEGARDEN; and three brothers, Jimmie, T.J. and Howard TEEGARDEN. Graveside service was Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Galatia Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock with Wayne WOOD officiating. Pallbearers were Rick GWALTNEY, Dave FENDER, Kenny THORNTON, Dave HENDERSON, Mayo HALE, and Joe HALE. Honorary pallbearers included Robert SKIDMORE, Ken THORTON and Butch HALE.

BAXTER, MERCIER, WILSON posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, November 24, 2001

The Mountaineer Echo January 24, 2002 issue: Leatres B. MERCIER died November 24, 2001. She was born January 28, 1907. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, JoAnn WILSON; three grandchildren, Gin WILSON, Gamalia A. WILSON, Jr. and Deanna L. BAXTER; and several great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held January 28, 2002 at the Monarch Cemetery.

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