Marion County, AR
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

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BURROW Death Date Monday, October 7, 1907
The Mountain Echo, October 11, 1907 Issue: Hersey, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURROW who lives about six miles south of town was stricken last Friday night with paralysis, and died Monday. The bereaved parents have our sympathies in their sad bereavement. (date of death: October 7, 1907).

CARSON, SIMS Death Date Sunday, March 1, 1908
The Mountain Echo, March 6, 1908 Issue: A Sad Accident. Last Sunday morning Watson SIMS living in Cowan barrens, was struck on the head by a falling limb from a tree top, and died from the effects of the shock a few hours afterwards. He had gone to the spring after a bucket of water, and while in the act of filling his bucket, a dead limb fell from a tree over the spring, striking him across the back part of the head. Mrs. SIMS, who was out milking the cows at the time, heard his groans and when she reached him, he was floundering in a pool of water, where he had fallen when the limb struck him. He was able to speak a few words and told her how it occurred, but lost consciousness in a short time and remained in that condition until he died a few hours later. Watson was a model young man and everybody who knew him was his friend. He was a son of John SIMS, one of Marion county's most respected citizens, and a brother-in-law of Prof. Oscar CARSON of the Yellville school. The remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery last Monday in the presence of many sorrowing friends. The bereaved family have our profound sympathy in their hour of grief. [Also] The Mountain Echo, March 13, 1908 Issue: [From the Ralph Community Column] Mrs. Nettie SIMS, wife of Watson SIMS who got killed on the first of March has moved to her father-in-law J. P. SIMS.

JAMES Death Date Friday, August 7, 1908
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, August 7, 1908 Issue: Frank JAMES of whom The Echo made mention last week as having slow fever, died suddenly at his home in Liberty township last Saturday night, after his fever had been broken and it was thought that he was entirely out of danger. The remains were laid to rest with masonic honors at Pleasant Ridge cemetery Sunday. Just a few moments before his death, he was telling his wife about how well he was feeling and wishing the doctor would allow him to eat more. He started to get out of bed and fell over dead. His father, John JAMES of Mill creek and his brother Alex of Greasy creek were with the family at the time. Frank was one of sturdy young men of Marion county, being employed at the time to teach the school at Freck, and his untimely death was a shock to his many friends. The grief stricken family have our sympathy.

CALAHAN, CALLAHAN Death Date Friday, October 16, 1908
The Mountain Echo, November 20, 1908 Issue: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harve CALAHAN, who live south of down died Monday evening. [Ethridge CALLAHAN died October 16, 1908].

PHILLIPS Death Date Monday, October 19, 1908
The Mountain Echo, October 23, 1908 Issue: Aunt Ollie PHILLIPS, mother of our esteemed county surveyor, John PHILLIPS, died at her home four miles south of town last Monday after a lingering illness. She was near 70 years of age and had lived on the place where she died over 40 years. The remains were laid to rest in Pleasant Ridge cemetery Monday evening in the presence of many sorrowing friends and relatives.

REID Death Date Monday, November 16, 1908
The Mountain Echo, November 27, 1908 Issue: Obituary. Vern, the little daughter of Kenner and Office REID was born September 23 1902, and departed this life Nov,16 1908. We miss her, but 'tis joy to know Our hearts still fondly love And that she found a happier home With those who dwell above. We miss her voice, form and face, Her bright and happy smiles, But oh the joy to know we'll meet In Heaven after a while. Oh Vern, our dear departed one, We look toward the skies, We mourn for you with sorrowing hearts, While sad tears dim our eyes. How sad, how unreal it seems Our darling Vern is dead, She has gone to that bright home Where good-byes will never be said. A loved one from your home is gone, A voice you loved is still, A chair is vacant in your home That never can be filled. God wanted her at home with him And she obeyed His call, He knew we loved her dearly, But God lover her best of all. Aunt Nancy. [There is not a marked grave for Vern REID in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, nor in any cemetery in Marion County. Her parents did live south of Yellville, and there are several REID family members, including her father, that are buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. As a result, it is highly probably that she was buried at Pleasant Ridge.]

CAMP Death Date Friday, March 12, 1909
The Mountain Echo, March 19, 1909 Issue: The little five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rel CAMP, living south of town, died last Friday of membranous croup. The bereaved parents have our sympathy. [The five year old child was Ernest CAMP].

CALAHAN Death Date Saturday, March 20, 1909
The Mountain Echo, March 26, 1909 Issue: Ross CALAHAN died last Saturday night at the home of his father, George CALAHAN, of Ralph after a lingering illness. He was taken ill here last August and had been an invalid ever since. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends

HORNER, KEETER Death Date Wednesday, May 5, 1909
The Mountain Echo, May 7, 1909 Issue: Aunt Priscella KEETER, died very suddenly at the home of Mrs. Delia Reed, near Ralph, Wednesday night. Her home was with her daughter, Mrs. John HORNER, but she had gone home with Mrs. Reed from church Wednesday evening to spend the night. Deceased was 76 years of age and had lived in Marion County many years. [Grave is marked S. L. KEETER.]

DOSHIER, DOSIER Death Date Thursday, July 22, 1909
The Mountain Echo, July 30, 1909 Issue: Uncle James DOSIER died at his home three miles south of town Thursday night of last week. He had been down four weeks with typhoid fever but thought to be out of danger and on the way to recovery, having sat up in bed most of the day Thursday. About 8 o'clock Thursday evening he was taken with a severe pain in the region of the heart and died in less than an hour afterward. The remains were buried in the Cowan grave yard Friday. (This newspaper article states that James DOSIER was buried in the Cowan grave yard, but the marked grave for James T. DOSHIER is in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.)

PHILLIPS Death Date Sunday, December 26, 1909
The Mountain Echo, December 31, 1909 Issue: Death Harvest. Eugene PHILLIPS died at his home near Ralph last Sunday morning from typhoid fever. Deceased was a son of J. M. PHILLIPS, near Cotter, and one among Marion county's sterling young citizens. He was a member of the W. O. W. carrying $l,000 life insurance, which will be paid to his family. The remains were buried at Pleasant Ridge Monday with Woodmen honors by the Yellville camp of which deceased was a member. [The January 28, 1910 Issue]: The W. O. W. made settlement of the death claim of Eugene PHILLIPS last week. The amount was $750.00. [The May 10, 1910 Issue]: Owing to the failure of the Monument company to deliver the monument according to contract and the inclemency of weather last Sunday morning, the W. O. W. was forced to postpone their unveiling and annual decoration services at Pleasant Ridge until some future date. As soon as monument is erected the camp will set a date and advertise it and unveil monument and decorate the grave of their deceased sovereign, Eugene PHILLIPS, at that place. Watch the Echo for the date. [The July 22, 1910 Issue]: The Woodmen of the World camp at this place, joined by some of the members of the camp at Flippin, turned out in a body at Pleasant Ridge last Sunday and amid solemn and imposing ceremonies, decorated the grave of their deceased sovereign Eugene PHILLIPS, also unveiling the monument recently erected at his grave by this noble order. The memorial sermon was preached by Rev. John Womack of Harrison at 11 o'clock and immediately after the sermon the Woodmen formed in double file procession and marched to the cemetery, to decorate the grave. The conciousness of the fact that once every year a band of faithful brother sovereigns will gather round your grave and tenderly wreath its mound with flowers, in token of love and remembrance, is certainly alone sufficient to inspire in every man a desire to become a woodmen. A large concourse of relatives and friends witnessed these rites that woodmen pay their dead. After the sovereigns had each deposited on the grave his floral tribute, the bereaved father and wife of the deceased, together with the little three-year-old daughter, Zena, each with that devotion that never dies, planted a beautiful floral offering over the remains of him whose dear association and protection is lost to them. The noon hour having arrived, white spreads were soon in evidence all about through the shady grove and invitations came up from everywhere to "come along and take dinner with us." Those who have visited Pleasant Ridge on former occasions know something of the generous hospitality of the people in that community and their habit of taking their baskets well filled. Suffice it to say that in this respect, this occasion was no exception to their well established rule and if anyone left there hungry, it was through no one's fault but his own. At 2 o'clock the Woodmen were called together by the tap of the drum and proceeded to the cemetery, while the woodmen cornet band of Yellville discoursed a funeral march. After the Woodmen had taken their positions around the grave, the band came within the wedge shaped circle and played Nearer My God To Thee. With due ceremonies the veil was raised from the shaft of gray granite that will for ages mark the place where a worthy Woodman sleeps and the crowd repaired to the stand in the grove for further exercises of the occasion. The band played another appropriate selection, at the close of which Zena, the little daughter of the deceased was lifted to the speaker's desk, where, in a clear and distinct voice, she repeated the following beautiful and touching verses in memory of her father. My papa was a Woodmen You really couldn't find In all this good old world A papa so good as mine. He joined the order to protect Mama and we little girls. He was a faithful member Of the Woodmen of The World. He was a faithful husband; He was my papa dear; He was a noble Woodman The one that's buried here. On behalf of the order, the memorial address was then delivered by A. C. Seawel and was indeed a splendid tribute to the life and character of the deceased and the wisdom which he exercised in providing his loved ones with the protection not he left them through having associated himself with the order of the Woodmen; and portrayed in forcible terms not only the advantages to be realized through being a consisstent member of the order, but, as well, the duty of everyone to provide for the protection of his helpless loved ones, should he be taken from them.

MELTON Death Date Friday, January 21, 1910
The Mountain Echo, January 28, 1910 Issue: 72 Years Old. Uncle Elisha MELTON of Water Creek township died last Saturday morning and was buried in the Pleasant Ridge grave yard on Sunday at one o'clock p.m. Uncle Elisha had reached the ripe old age of 79 years and was well known throughout the county as an honest, honorable, hospitable man. The Echo joins his host of friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

SETZER, SUTZER Death Date Friday, February 3, 1911
The Mountain Echo, February 10, 1911 Issue: The little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ike SUTZER of Rush died Friday evening and the remains were interred at Pleasant Ridge cemetery Sunday. (No grave locate. Name on parents grave is SETZER)

WAGONER Death Date Friday, February 3, 1911
The Mountain Echo, February 10, 1911 Issue: Bud WAGONER Dead. Bud WAGONER, of whom mention was made in these columns last week as being very low at the home of his father, Sam WAGONER, just north of town, died last Friday evening, after an illness of almost a month, and the interment was made in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Saturday evening in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The orders of the W. O. W. and M. W. A, of which the deceased was a member, combined in the funeral ceremonies, together with eight members of Company I of the National Guards, of which he was also a member as escorts. Bud was 26 years of age and had the respect and esteem of all who knew him, and the shock of his untimely demise is greatly felt by his many friends, all of whom the Echo joins in sympathy for the grief stricken family. [Also The Mountain Echo, March 3, 1911 Issue: Resolution of Respect to W. J. WAGONER. We your committee, appointed by the Venerable Counsel of Yellville Camp No. 13232 Modern Woodmen of America, to draft Resolutions of Respect to our deceased Friend and Neighbor W. J. (Bud) WAGONER, late a member of our Camp, beg leave to report as follows to wit: Be it Resolved that whereas it has pleased the Great Architect of the Universe, the giver of all good gifts, to remove from among us our honored Friend and Neighbor, W. J. WAGONER, who was a charter member of our Camp. We are more forcibly reminded, than ever before, of the uncertainty of human life and the certainty of death, as our deceased Neighbor was a young man in the very prime of vigor and manhood. That Whereas bereaved ones, friends and Neighbors: "We mourn with those who mourn and weep with those who weep." Our hearts are indeed sad, and every impulse of our soul is that of sympathy for those who loved our silent Neighbor. He has fulfilled his earthy destiny, but like a true Woodman he has never surrendered to any obstacle save and except the relentless hand of death. Our deceased Neighbor, no doubt, only a short time ago, like you and me today, was shaping his plans for future usefulness and earthly happiness, but his ambitions were never to be realized. The poet has aptly expressed the thoughts of the writer in the following language: O why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of lightning, a break of a wave. Man passeth from life to his rest in the grave. That whereas a copy of these Resolutions be spread upon the Records of our Camp, and a copy be furnished the family of the deceased. All of which is respectfully submitted. O. J. Carson, Curt Baker, J. F. Carson, Committee. [Walter J. WAGONER died June 16, 1911.]

DOSHIER Death Date Tuesday, February 21, 1911
The Mountain Echo, February 24, 1911 Issue: Mrs. Martha DOSHIER of Brodia died Wednesday morning of apoplexy.

HORNER Death Date Monday, July 10, 1911
The Mountain Echo, July 14, 1911 Issue: A Sad Death. On last Monday, Lee, the sixteen year old son of Jesse HORNER of Cowan Barrens was mortally injured by a runaway team. He died Monday night. It is not known just how the accident happened, except that the team ran away. The indications are that he pulled the team against a sapling to stop it. It is thought when the neck-yoke struck the sapling he was thrown from the load of baled straw, on which he was riding, under the heels of the mules. He was under the mules when found, and his skull was broken on the back side of the head. He had either been kicked by the mule or his head struck something in falling. The mule was still kicking and stamping when help arrived. Lee was one of the finest young men in Cowan Barrens, and was loved and respected by everyone. He was buried Tuesday evening at Pleasant Ridge, in presence of a large concourse of people. Eld. H. C. Lamb conducted the funeral services.

MATLOCK Death Date Sunday, July 23, 1911
The Mountain Echo, July 28, 1911 Issue: From the Ralph Community Items. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MATLOCK died Sunday night. The remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Monday evening. The bereaved ones have our heart felt sympathy.

DOSHIER Death Date Wednesday, August 9, 1911
The Mountain Echo, August 18, 1911 Issue: Henry DOSHIER, generally called "Red Henry" to distinguish him from the other Henry DOSHIER, died last week and was buried at Pleasant Ridge. Henry and his wife deeded the Pleasant Ridge grave yard to the public many, many years ago. He died of abscess in the head. He was a Confedrate soldier, having enlisted in the army when a mere boy. He left a wife and several children to mourn his loss. [William Henry DOSHIER died August 9, 19ll.]

MAXEY Death Date Sunday, August 27, 1911
The Mountain Echo, September 1, 1911 Issue: Mrs. Susan MAXEY, living about two miles northwest of town, died last Sunday night, and was buried at Pleasant Ridge Monday. [Susan MAXEY died August 27, 1911.]

SIMS Death Date Tuesday, February 6, 1912
Cotter Courier, February 9, 1912 Issue: [From Yellville News Notes Column] Uncle John SIMS of Cowan barrens died Monday of heart trouble. He was one of Marion county's best and highly respected citizens and the whole community grieved of his loss.

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