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Death Date Thursday, February 17, 1927
The Mountain Echo, February 24, 1927 Issue: John MELTON Dead. On Thursday, February 17th, life of John MELTON came to a close, after a journey of fifty-seven years. All his life was spent in Marion county, Ark., save two years spent in Texas. He was born in the Pleasant Ridge community, and there he married, and has reared a good family. He has walked in life that all with whom he labored are his friends. He leaves no enemies, which means that has been a law-abiding citizen and has had a fellow feeling for all. The funeral service was held in the Pleasant Ridge church, where Father and Mother MELTON worshiped and there they gave to their children the wholesome lessons of fidelity to God and obedience to the laws of the commonwealth and of the nation. This in large measure is the reason why the name MELTON means obedience to the state, the church, and to God, May the tribe of faithful stewards increase on the earth. The funeral was conducted by the writer in the presence of many. With humility of soul, and radiant hopes for the final perseverance of the saints, he would trust that the widow and her fine family increase their faith in Him who doeth all things well, and is able and willing to give to the dead, a body as pleaseth Christ, and none are rejected who call on the name of Jesus. May the God of our Fathers direct us all as we go on in His name, inquiring and to conquer. Respectfully, B. A. McKnight.
Death Date Monday, June 20, 1927
The Mountain Echo, July 7, 1927 Issue: Esq. J. D. SUMMERS Dead. On Thursday night of last week Mr. J. D. SUMMERS died at his home on Carter street, after having been confined to his bed for about three weeks with typhoid fever. Mr. SUMMERS had not been in good health for some time, and when typhoid attacked him he could not long withstand its ravages. Friday afternoon his body was taken to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery a few miles south of town, where it was laid to rest in presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. B. A. McKnight, and at the cemetery by the Masonic Lodge, of which he long been a member. Mr. Summers was a good citizen, and had many friends throughout the county. Several years ago he served as county judge for four years, and made a good officer. At the time of his death he was one of the justices of peace of Union township. He leaves a widow and two children, Mrs. Harve DOSHIER and a son, Will, who reside in this town. The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending to them heartfelt sympathies in their sorrow.
CANTRELL, HORNER, MORROW
Death Date Thursday, September 29, 1927
The Mountain Echo, October 6, 1927 Issue: In Memoriam. Jesse Franklin HORNER was born in Tennessee and emigrated to Arkansas when a boy of ten years, along with his parents. He grew to manhood in the Pleasant Ridge community. He was converted at the age of eighteen, in a Methodist meeting, conducted by Rev. Jolly, long remembered as a pastor evangelist. In this meeting many who are now devout members of the Methodist and Baptist faith were converted. Mr. HORNER united with the New Hope Baptist church thirty-four years ago in a meeting held by the Baptist pastor, Rev. Sasser. Mrs. H. R. Record and Tom Horner and many others also united with the church and are faithful workers in the church. Bro. HORNER was happily married in early manhood to Miss Alice CANTRELL. To this union ten children were born; six are living as a monument to the efforts of Godly parents. In 1903 he was again happily married to Miss Isophine MORROW, a Godly woman whose faithfulness to her husband and children has scarcely been equaled anywhere. To this union one child was born, which passed away in infancy. Brother HORNER passed to the home of the soul on September 29th, age 69 years and 6 months, and funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Ridge Sunday, Oct. 2nd, by the writer, in the presence of old neighbors, with the entire family present. Bro. HORNER is gone from us, but his life's work abides. E. A. McKnight. [Also in the same issue in the Cowan Barrens column:] Uncle Jess HORNER was laid to rest last Sunday in old Pleasant Ridge cemetery by the side of his wife who preceded him to the grave some 25 years ago. Quite a bunch of relatives and friends were present. A host was prevented by the hard down-pouring rain.
Death Date Monday, November 28, 1927
The Mountain Echo, December 8, 1927 Issue: James Andrew CALLAHAN. James Andrew CALLAHAN was born in North Carolina June 14, 1850. Professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist church at about the age of 18 years. Came to Marion county, Ark., shortly afterwards, bringing his church certificate with him. But before he united with his church here he was married to Miss Elizabeth Johnson. She being a member of the Methodist church, he never placed his membership in the church of his choice. He always said he was satisfied with his wife's religion and the life she lived and that he was satisfied with his conversion and baptism, therefore, thought it best to not place his letter in his church here, but the evidence in that he was consistent to the faith he professed in Christ, and lived a consistent Christian life, in his family, and community, died in great peace, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, near Bruno, Monday, Nov. 28th, 1927. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge cemetery, near the home where he had lived for many years, Tuesday evening, by the side of his wife who had preceded him in death a year ago, and with whom he lived happily for more than 54 years. Brother CALLAHAN leaves two sons and one daughter, together with several grandchildren and many other relatives, to mourn his loss. But it is believed by all that their loss is Heaven's gain. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is staid on thee: because he trusteth in thee." (Isa. 16:8). This writer has known Brother CALLAHAN for more than 56 years. It can be truly said of him that he was a good husband, a good and kind father, and a good citizen, a Christian gentleman, and his many relatives and friends will know where to find him. Funeral services conducted by the Writer. J. W. Black.
Death Date Wednesday, December 28, 1927
The Mountain Echo, January 12, 1928 Issue: [From the Cantrell Column] Inin HUDSPETH, the little 10-months, old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George HUDSPETH, departed this life Dec. 28. Inis is gone but not forgotten. The home has lost its pleasure. Nothing more could take its place with happiness and cheer. She was the most wonderful baby to play. She didn't have long on this earth, but the good Lord knew best and took her to the eternal home to rest. The interment was made in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Inis leaves a father, mother, three brothers and a sister. Their many friends sympathize with them in their bereavement. [Ines HUDSPETH died December 28, 1927.]
Death Date Wednesday, February 1, 1928
The Mountain Echo, February 9, 1928 Issue: Mildred PATTERSON YOUNG. Mrs. Mildred YOUNG, wife of Mr. J. M. YOUNG, of Muskogee, Okla., died Thursday night of last week in a hospital in that city, after a brief illness of blood poison. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob PATTERSON, of this place were notified of her illness, and Mrs. PATTERSON left on Sunday before her death for her bedside. She remained with her until her suffering was relieved by death. The body was prepared for burial, and was accompanied here by her husband, her mother and her brother, Clyde, of Tulsa, Okla., arriving here on the south bound passenger train Friday morning. The funeral party was met at the station by a large number of sorrowing friends, including the student body of the high school, of which Mrs. YOUNG was a member in 1926. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. PATTERSON in Summit, where it laid in state until Saturday morning, when at 10 o'clock it was conveyed to the Methodist church in this town, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd G. Villines, pastor of the Methodist church. After the services the funeral cortege took up its silent march to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, five miles south of Yellville, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mrs. YOUNG, nee PATTERSON, was married last October to Mr. J. M. YOUNG, an estimable young man of Muskogee. Scarcely had their matrimonial barque set sail upon the sea of life until the tempest of affliction arose, and amid the conflict, she perished. She was only 21 years of age, with all of life's joys before her. Besides her husband, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob PATTERSON, her brother, Clyde, and two sisters, Misses Lucille and Maurine, who have the heartfelt sympathies of many friends in their sorrow. [Also] Obituary. Mrs. Mildred PATTERSON YOUNG was born in Bell county, Texas, Dec. 7th, 1907. She came with her parents to this state in 1911. Since coming here the greater part of her life has been spent in and around Yellville. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob PATTERSON. A few months ago she went to Oklahoma, and while there she met and married Mr. James M. YOUNG, Oct. 5th, 1927. Though of short duration, this was a happy marriage. A short time ago she was taken seriously ill and lived but a few days, departing this life Feb. 1, 1928. A short time before her death, while prayer was being offered for her, she gave her heart to Jesus and though young in the faith, she never faltered when the moment came. Here was a triumpant death. God gave and God hath taken away. He doeth all things well. The future is in his hands. While we may not be able to answer all the questions that might arise, we trust Him. Loved ones, you cannot bring her back if you would, but you can go to her. Trust her God. Floyd G. Villines. [Also] Card of Thanks. To the people of Summit, Yellville, Pleasant Ridge and vicinity: I would to God that I could have expressed to each and every one of you personally my deep and heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness and courtesies shown me while the body of my beloved wife lay in state at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. PATTERSON in Summit on last Friday afternoon and night, at the funeral service held at the First Methodist church in Yellville on Saturday morning, and at the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Saturday evening, where we laid the body to rest to await the resurrection morn. As I could not meet you personally, I take this method of thanking you all. I came to you as a stranger, under one of the saddest afflictions that can befall any man, but by your kindness and thoughtfulness, you won a place in my heart and affections that will live in my memory until death shall call me to meet her whom you so tenderly laid away in the bosom of her native county. No people could have done more. May God's tender mercies rest upon each and every one of you. Sincerely, J. M. YOUNG, 115 Baltimore Ave., Muskogee, Okla.
ESTES, SETZER, TYLER
Death Date Monday, February 6, 1928
The Mountain Echo, February 9, 1928 Issue: Mr. Dal TYLER of Rush informed us Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Edward ESTES, which occurred at their home in that town on Monday night. Mrs. ESTES was a victim of that dread disease, tuberculosis, and had been a sufferer for many months. She leaves an infant about one year old, a husband and many relatives to mourn her death. The body was laid to rest Tuesday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathies of their many friends. (Velma SETZER ESTES died February 6, 1928.)
Death Date Saturday, March 24, 1928
The Mountain Echo, March 29, 1928 Issue: Jack MATLOCK Dead. Jack MATLOCK, who lived a few miles south of Yellville, after having lingered for many months with tuberculosis, died at his home about 6 o'clock Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Ridge church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Villines, after which interment was made in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Several months ago Mr. MATLOCK, accompanied by his brother, Leonard, went to southern Texas, in the hope of getting relief, but to no avail, therefore, he returned to his family and to his home, and patiently and uncomplainingly awaited the end. Mr. MATLOCK was a good man, a good citizen, an affectionate husband and loving father. He leaves a widow and seven children, all girls, two brothers and one sister, besides a host of relatives, to mourn his death. They have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow. [Also] Card Of Thanks. We desire to thank all of the friends and neighbors for their kindness shown during the long illness, death and burial of our kind and loving husband and father. May heaven's richest blessings attend each and every one of you all though life. Mrs. Jess MATLOCK and Children. [Jess "Jack" MATLOCK died March 24, 1928.]
CARSON, DILLAHUNTY, HORNER, MOROW, PATTERSON, RECORD, STAGGS
Death Date Thursday, July 26, 1928
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, July 26, 1928 Issue: Mrs. Nancy CARSON. About four o'clock on last Saturday afternoon a mother, who had trod life's journey for almost seventy-eight years, having become weary, and using her burdens as a pillow, laid down to rest and to sleep. Life's door was closed and the portals of the celestial city-that city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens-swung wide and her spirit entered in. Mrs. Nancy CARSON, nee HORNER, has been seriously ill for several days, and for the last two or three days, the end had been almost hourly expected, and some of her children had been constant watchers at her bedside, but not until last Saturday afternoon, when the shadows were falling toward the east, did she fall into that eternal sleep, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. RECORD, with whom she had made her home most of the time since the death of her husband which occurred several years ago. Sunday afternoon the body was conveyed to the Baptist church by the Holt Undertaking Company where an impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev. Floyd G. Villines, at 2 o'clock, in the presence of one of the largest congregations that ever attended a funeral service in town-her friends and friends of the family who had assembled to pay to their last respects. The floral offering which bedecked the casket was more evidence of the high esteem to which she was held. After the services, the body was conveyed to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery south of Yellville, where a short service was held, after which it was laid to rest beside her husband, who preceded her to the other shore about twenty-two years ago, there to rest until that great day for which all other day were made. In 1865 she was married to Mr. Ruben CARSON in Tennessee, and in the latter sixties they came to this county, making the trip, as did all other in the early days, in an ox wagon. On Crowley's Ridge their eldest child sickened and died. They laid its body to rest, and with sad hearts they continued their journey, arriving here several weeks later. To them fourteen children were born, twelve of whom survive her, and all were present when the end came and attended the funeral, except one daughter, Mrs. Harve STAGGS, and her youngest son, Gip. Few mothers were ever blessed with a greater heritage than was Mrs. CARSON-seven noble Christian daughters, five honorable, upright, law-abiding sons, fifty-four grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren-a greater contribution to society and to the world than millions of dollars in cash. Her contribution to the world was great-her life work was nobly done-a noble, Christian life is ended, and on yonder shore she beckons to her children, who are as follows: J. W. CARSON, Summit; Mrs. W. R. MOROW, Owasee, Okla.; J. F. CARSON, Yellville; Mrs. H. H. STAGGS, Zephyr, Texas; O. J. CARSON, Huttig, Ark.; Mrs. H. R. RECORD, Yellville; Mrs. G. M. PATTERSON, Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. R. F. DILLAHUNTY, Broken Arrow, Okla.; V. P. CARSON, Tulsa, Okla.; K. C. CARSON, Yellville; Ebb CARSON, Yellville; Gip CARSON, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Echo joins the hundreds of friends in extending heart-felt sympathies.
Death Date Thursday, November 22, 1928
The Mountain Echo, November 29, 1928 Issue: Mrs. Ama Jane JOHNSON. On Wednesday night of last week Mrs. Ama Jane JOHNSON, wife of Uncle Ben JOHNSON, died at their home a few miles south of Yellville. Her body was laid to rest Thursday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. J. W. Black of Summit conducted funeral services. About five weeks ago she and her husband sustained severe injuries in an automobile wreck near Pyatt, en-route to Harrison. She was recovering from those injuries and was able to be up most of the time, and with the aid of crutches, was able to about in the house. A few days before her death complications developed, and while all was done for her that could be done, it was of no avail. She and Mr. JOHNSON were married fifty-two years ago, and to this union seven children were born, and they all lived to be grown-one son died after having reached the years of maturity. The other six children were present when the end came, and attended the funeral. Mrs. JOHNSON was a good Christian woman, a loving mother and an affectionate companion. She was in her seventy-second year. The many friends of the family extend to them heartfelt sympathies, and especially do their sympathies go out to the aged companion in his great grief and sorrow, for the remainder of life's journey to him will be dreary without her who has shared life's joys and sorrows with him for more than a half century.
FLETCHER, JAMES, WHITSON
Death Date Wednesday, January 9, 1929
The Mountain Echo, January 17, 1929 Issue: [From Cowan Barrens Column] Mrs. Sam WHITSON passed to her reward on last Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed JAMES. Mrs. WHITSON was a Christian, we truly think. Rev. Marvin Langston of Mountain Home held the funeral. [Martha FLETCHER WHITSON died January 9, 1929.]
Death Date Monday, February 11, 1929
The Mountain Echo, February 14, 1929 Issue: In Memory. Little Willie Kathrin EVANS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. EVANS, was born at Barta, Mo., Feb. 11, 1929. Her's was a short life here, have lived only two hours. She was a sweet little babe, and it was sad to give her up, but God knows best. Perhaps he wanted the little angel in His own beautiful garden. Let us live in this life that we may be ready to meet her and other loved ones around God's throne where we will never more say good-bye. Bertha GENTRY. [Also in the same issue.] An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Luther EVANS that died at Ava, Mo., Monday, was buried at Pleasant Ridge cemetery, south of Yellville, Tuesday evening.
CANTRELL, CARSON, CHISM, DILLAHUNTY, JONES, WOLF
Death Date Thursday, February 28, 1929
The Mountain Echo, March 7, 1929 Issue: Mr. John G. DILLAHUNTY. The remains of Mr. John G. DILLAHUNTY, who died in Little Rock on Thursday morning of last week, arrived here Friday on the noon train. It was met at the depot by many relatives and friends, and was taken in charge by Vance Holt, local undertaker, and conveyed to the Baptist church, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Villines, after which the body was taken to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery and laid beside his companion, who preceded him to the grave about 29 years ago. Mr. DILLAHUNTY was born in Tennessee November 30, 1846, and when a boy with his parents moved to south Arkansas. He served in the Confederate army in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. After the war, about 1870, he came to Marion county. In 1871, he was married to Amanda CANTRELL. His wife died about 29 years ago. He leaves surviving him three sons, Oscar DILLAHUNTY of Texas, John and Bob DILLAHUNTY of Oklahoma; and four daughters, Mrs. J. P. JONES and Mrs. J. E. CHISM of Oklahoma, Mrs. C. L. WOLF and Mrs. Frank CARSON of Marion county, Arkansas; thirty-eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. He has been a consistent member and supporter of the Baptist church for nearly half a century. He was also an honorary member of the Masonic fraternity. He was always devoted to his family, loyal to his friends, and true to his convictions. He died in a hospital in Little Rock at the ripe age of 82 years and three months. The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending to them heartfelt sympathies.
Death Date Friday, October 25, 1929
The Mountain Echo, May 2, 1929 Issue: William Reid CARSON. The following news item is taken from the obituary column of last Thursday's Gazette. William Reid CARSON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. V. P. CARSON, 819 West Washington avenue, North Little Rock, died at his home at 4 yesterday morning. He is survived by his parents. The body was sent to Yellville last night by Owens & Co. Burial will be at Yellville today. The body of the infant referred to above arrived in Yellville on the north bound passenger train Thursday, accompanied by Mrs. Howard RAMSEY and Rev. Lee CARSON of Little Rock, and was conveyed to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, where it was buried. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CARSON. [Also, the following item was in that issue in the Cowan Barrens column:] The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pet CARSON was laid to rest Thursday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Rev. Lee CARSON conducted the funeral services. [William Reid CARSON died October 25, 1929. The grave is not marked.]
Death Date Friday, October 25, 1929
The Mountain Echo, October 31, 1929 Issue: Mrs. Gus JOHNSON Dead. Mrs. Gus JOHNSON, after a brief illness died Friday evening at the home on the George Horner place a few miles south of Yellville. She was buried Saturday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd G. Villines. She leaves her husband and three children, her father, Mr. John W. REED, several brothers and sisters to mourns her untimely death, all of whom have the sympathies of a host of friends. [Anna Belle JOHNSON died October 25, 1929.]
Death Date Thursday, October 31, 1929
The Mountain Echo, November 7, 1929 Issue: Kermit, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John KEETER of Cowan Barrens, died Thursday of last week of pneumonia, and was buried Friday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McCuistion of Gassville. We understand Kermit was attacked with whooping cough some time ago, but was recovering from that and pneumonia developed Sunday evening, and he passed away Thursday evening as stated above. The Echo joins the many friends of the bereaved parents in extending to them heartfelt sympathies in their bereavement. [Also] Kermit KEETER. Kermit KEETER, son of John KEETER of Cowan Barrens, died Oct. 31, 1929, age 16 years; was buried at Pleasant Ridge Nov. 1, in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by the writer. Kermit was a good and obedient son and was loved and respected by all who knew him. W. H. McCuistion. [Also] Card of Thanks. We want to thank all of our friends for the help and assistance during the illness and death of our son, Kermit. Your sympathies have helped us so much to bear the burden. May God bless you. Mr. and Mrs. John KEETER.
ALEXANDER, DOSHIER, DOZIER, HAM, MELTON, NORMAN, SIMS, WATTS
Death Date Thursday, December 26, 1929
The Mountain Echo, January 2, 1930 Issue: Mrs. Mary J. SIMS. Just after midnight on the night of December 25th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom NORMAN, in Bellefonte, Mrs. Mary J. SIMS fell into that eternal sleep which knows no awakening, in her eighty-seventh year. Mrs. SIMS, nee HAM, was born Nov. 9th, 1843, in the state of Missouri. When just a girl, with her parents, she removed to Texas, and at about the age of eighteen years, she was married to Mr. B. F. WATTS. To this union two sons were born-Frank and Alfred. When Alfred was about two years old, his father met a tragic accidental death. Soon after her husband's death, Mrs. WATTS, with her two small children, removed to this county and located a few miles south of Yellville. There she met Mr. Wm. SIMS, who she married a few years later. To this union seven children were born-Mrs. Martha Ann DOZIER, Greenville, Texas; Mrs. Cordelia ALEXANDER, Seneca, Mo.; Mrs. Will MELTON and Mrs. T. C. DOSHIER of Yellville; Mrs. Tom NORMAN of Bellefonte, Ark.; John SIMS of Oklahoma City. Jim, her youngest son, died several years ago. Frank WATTS lives at Springfield, Mo., and Alfred lives at Wyandotte, Oklahoma. After her death her children were notified and they were all present at her funeral Friday evening, except John, who had just returned to his home after having spent three or four days with her. Many of her grandchildren were also present. Her husband, "Uncle Billy" SIMS, as he was affectionately called, preceded her to the grave several years ago, since which time she has made her home with her children, spending the greater portion of the time, however, with three of her daughters, Mrs. ALEXANDER, Mrs. Will MELTON and Mrs. Tom NORMAN. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and joined the Methodist church and led an exemplary Christian life until the day of her death. For the past three or four years she had been almost helpless, but during this time she never uttered a word of complaint, and was always pleasant to those who attended her wants. Her mind remained bright almost to her last breath, and she conversed with her children until she fell asleep. She did not seem to suffer any pain, but the body was worn out and she was tired, and merely fell asleep. She was a good Christian woman, a friend to all humanity, and loved by all who knew her. Her body was laid to rest Friday afternoon in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, in the presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Fryar, pastor of the Methodist church at this place. The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathies in their sorrow.
AVEY, LINSCOTT, STEWART
Death Date Friday, January 3, 1930
The Mountain Echo, January 9, 1930 Issue: The body of Mrs. Gilley STEWART, who died a few days ago in Little Rock, arrived in Yellville Sunday, and was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the cemetery at Pleasant Ridge in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fryar, pastor of the Methodist church at this place. Mrs. STEWART was a former resident of this county and was an aunt of George and Tom AVEY, of south of Yellville. She moved with her husband several ago to Little Rock, where she died. [Also in the Cowan Barren Column] Mrs. Rachel STEWART, nee LINSCOTT, was buried at Pleasant Ridge Sunday, Rev. Fryar conducing funeral services.
Death Date Tuesday, February 18, 1930
The Mountain Echo, February 27, 1930 Issue: Good Citizen Gone. After long months of intense suffering, Mr. F. G. EVANS passed away at his home in the Cowan Barrens, about 3 o'clock on Tuesday evening of last week. His body was laid to rest Wednesday evening in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. Fryar of Yellville conducted funeral services at the grave. Mr. EVANS had been suffering from heart trouble for the last two or three years, and was almost incapacitated for any kind of labor, and for many months had been confined to his home. For the last several weeks he was unable to get any rest except sitting in a chair, being unable to lie down. He was a good citizen-honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men. A good neighbor and a devoted companion. He will be greatly missed in his home, and in the community where he has spent most of his life. He leaves his wife and two brothers-W. R. EVANS, of Greasy Creek, and John, of North Yakima, Wash., besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
BRYANT, FLIPPIN, SLAGLE, WATTS
Death Date Thursday, February 20, 1930
The Mountain Echo, February 20, 1930 Issue: Ab WATTS Passes Away. Ab WATTS, after five years of suffering, passed away at 5 o'clock last Saturday morning at his home at Wheeling, Fulton county, at the age of 63 years. His body was brought overland in a hearse Sunday morning, accompanied by many of the friends in the community in which he lived, and was laid to rest about 2 o'clock in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, in the presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Fryar, pastor of the Methodist church of Yellville and Pleasant Ridge. Mr. WATTS was born and reared in the Cowan Barrens, south of Yellville, and for 45 years he resided on one farm in that section. Several years ago he married Miss Tennie BRYANT, and to this union five children were born, Escar, of Fowler, Colorado; Mrs. Floyd SLAGLE, of Alpena Pass, Carroll County, this state; Walton, of Mammoth Spring; Claud of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Keeling, of Jasper, Newton county, this state, all of whom, except Claud were present at the funeral last Sunday evening. Mrs. WATTS died several years ago, and after remaining single for some time, Mr. WATTS, about ten years ago, married Una FLIPPIN of Yellville. To this union one child, Albert, was born. Soon after his second marriage, Mr. WATTS bought a fine farm near Wheeling, Fulton county, and moved to it, and resided there until his death on the 15th inst. Aside from his wife and children, he is survived by one brother, Rev. John WATTS, of Austin, Texas. By his honesty, uprightness and integrity during the long years he resided in this county, he attracted unto himself a host of loyal friends, who were sorry to learn of his death, and who extend heartfelt sympathies to his grief-stricken family.
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