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Death Date Monday, February 1, 1937
The Mountain Echo, February 3, 1937 Issue: Victim of Appendicitis. In the early part of last week William M. RHOADES, 26-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. RHOADES, who reside on highway 14 south of Yellville, was stricken with an acute attack of appendicitis. His condition became worse, and on Thursday he was taken to a hospital in Harrison, where an operation was performed and everything possible done in an effort to save his life, but to no avail. He passed away Monday morning at 10:45 o'clock. The body was prepared for burial by the Holt Undertaking Company of Harrison and returned to the family home Tuesday morning, where it lay in state until 2 o'clock in the afternoon, when funeral services were conducted by Revs. Paul and Everett Jones. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. In addition to his parents, the deceased is survived by a brother, Henry S. RHOADES, of the home, and a sister, Miss Geneva RHOADES, of Missoula, Montana. Since coming to this county from Montana, the family has made many friends, who will join with the Echo in extending sympathies in their recent sorrow. [Also The Mountain Echo, February 17, 1937 Issue] Obituary. William M. RHOADES, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. RHOADES, was born near Dale, Illinois, May 22, 1903, departed this life at Harrison, Ark., February 1, 1937. He spent his childhood and early youth in Illinois and Poplar Bluff, Mo., having graduated from school at that place. In 1920 he joined the U. S. Marines and served four years, stationed in West Virginia. Then with the rest of the family went west, having lived in Montana. Where there his occupation was mostly mining. Then in May, 1935 they came to Arkansas, having bought a home and located 8 miles south of Yellville. Bill, as everyone called him, always made lots of friends every where he went. He was honest and fair with his fellowman, and always tried to help everyone in any way he could, would often go out of his way to help any one in need. He expressed faith in the Lord before he passed away and said he was so happy. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, one brother Henry S. of the home and one sister Miss Geneva RHOADES of Missoula, Montana, also a host of relatives and friends. One sister and brother having preceded him in death. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Paul and Everett Jones. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
CARSON, DOSHIER, ROE
Death Date Wednesday, March 31, 1937
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, March 31, 1937 Issue: Mrs. Martha DOSHIER. Mrs. Martha DOSHIER passed from this life to the Great Beyond at 4 o'clock last Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. CARSON, just north of Summit, at the age of 82 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon by Rev. P. W. Clampitt, local Baptist minister, with interment in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. No better woman-ever lived in Marion county than was Mrs. DOSHIER, and the world has been made brighter and better by her long and useful life in it. Mrs. DOSHIER was the mother of three children, W. D. DOSHIER, who died several years ago, and Mrs. Nora ROE of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. J. W. CARSON of Summit. Several brothers and sisters and many other relatives also survive to mourn her passing, to all of whom heartfelt sympathies are extended by their many friends.
ALLEN, BRIGGS, DOSHIER, FIRESTONE, HORNER, JAMES, MATLOCK, MCENTIRE, POPE, SASSER
Death Date Wednesday, June 2, 1937
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, June 2, 1937 Issue: Mrs. Vernon HORNER. Vernon HORNER, accompanied by his two daughters, Bettie Joe and Georgie Lee, arrived in Yellville Friday of last week with the body of his wife, who died in a hospital at Wallace, Idaho, on Sunday before. The body was conveyed to the home of Vernon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George HORNER, just south of Yellville, where it lay in state until 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, when it was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, after funeral services conducted by Rev. P. W. Clampett, pastor of the local Baptist church. Pall bearers were Cam BRIGGS, Frank MATLOCK, Hobert ALLEN, Altus DOSHIER, Garland JAMES and George FIRESTONE. The beautiful floral offering and the many sorrowing friends present at the funeral service bore testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in her home community. Mrs. HORNER was 24 years of age. She was baptised into the Christian church at the age of 13 years. She was married to Vernon HORNER on December 20, 1929. Besides her husband she is survived by the two small daughters, Bettie Joe, 6, and Georgie Lee, 4 years old; also by her mother, Mrs. Nellie POPE, and three sisters, Mrs. Bud MCENTIRE, Mrs. Don SASSER, and Miss Vannie POPE, all of Bruno; and by two brothers, Worth and Raymon POPE, of Wallace, Idaho. The heartfelt sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved ones in their sorrow. [Mrs. Vernon HORNER was Bernice HORNER.]
Death Date Sunday, December 26, 1937
The Mountain Echo, December 29, 1937 Issue: Mrs. Delia PASCOE. Several days ago Mrs. Delia PASCOE, who resided with her son, Ralph, in the Rocky Hollow community south of Yellville, was stricken with pneumonia. Everything possible was done for her, but she continued to grow worse until the end came about 10 o'clock last Sunday morning. After funeral services conducted at the home Monday, the body was conveyed to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery and laid to rest by the side of her husband, Mr. J. A. PASCOE who preceded her in death 15 years ago. Mrs. PASCOE was 68 years of age, having been born December 5, 1860, in the state of Alabama. She was the mother of five children, three of whom survive-Mrs. Roy JENKINS of Three Sands, Okla.; L. A. PASCOE of Tahlequah, Okla.; and Ralph of the home. Seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and one brother also survive.
CHEEK, HARRIS, LOWERY
Death Date Wednesday, January 26, 1938
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, January 26, 1938 Issue: From the Cowan Barrens Column. Uncle Sylvester CHEEK passed over death's great river Saturday and was buried Sunday by the side of his companion, who preceded him several years ago. [Also] Another Ex-Confederate Answers Last Roll Call. Taps sounded for another of Marion county's Confederate veterans last Saturday morning, when Uncle Sylvester CHEEK passed away at the home of his son, C. S. CHEEK, a few miles south of Yellville. Mr. CHEEK was 94 years old the third of last June, having been born in Georgia on June 3, 1844. Uncle Sylvester had been feeble for a good while, and for a week before his death had been somewhat worse than usual. However, on Saturday morning he arose shortly before 6 o'clock, dressed and walked to the fireplace without the aid of his walking stick, which he always used. He sat down in a chair to wait for breakfast, and a few minutes later said he was not feeling well and believed he would lie down again. He started to the bed, but collapsed before reaching it. Mr. and Mrs. CHEEK helped him to the bed and he said shortly afterward that he was feeling better and swallowed a small amount of coffee. Only a few minutes later he closed his eyes and without a struggle entered into that long seep from which there is no awakening until the sound of the trumpet on the resurrection morn. The children who lived away from here were notified, and the Hold Undertaking Company was summoned to prepare the body for burial. On Sunday Rev. Boyd Johnson conducted funeral services and the remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery by the side of his companion, who preceded him to the Great Beyond several years ago. Even though the day was a most inclement one, many friends and neighbors who had grown to love the departed one through the almost three-quarters of a century he had lived in their midst, gathered to pay their last respects with heads bowed in sorrow. Mr. CHEEK is survived by five children, namely: Mel CHEEK of Freck, Mrs. Mary HARRIS of Bruno, Mrs. Aggie LOWERY of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charley CHEEK of the home, all of whom were present at the funeral. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Mr. CHEEK fought through the last year of the Civil War, and immediately after its close he settled in this county near the old settlement of Powell west of Yellville. The next year he homesteaded a farm in the community where he died, and spent the remainder of his life there, still owning a part of the original homestead at the time of his death. Many years ago, he donated the five acre tract of land to the Pleasant Ridge church and cemetery, and it is very fitting that his mortal remains should be deposited in this cemetery, which is surrounded by one of the most progressive and church-loving communities in Marion county. Early in life Mr. CHEEK professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church, remaining faithful in it in every way until his death. He was an outstanding example of the possibilities offered to those who will work hard and steady, using thrift and perseverance in their efforts through life. He had accumulated quite a lot of this world's good by this method, having been one of the best fixed farmers financially in Marion county. The death of Uncle Sylvester CHEEK marked the end of a long and useful life, by which the community where it was spent was made a better one, and many friends are left behind who join in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
ADAMS, CHEEK, KEALING, WOOTEN
Death Date Sunday, March 20, 1938
The Mountain Echo, March 23, 1938 Issue: Mrs. Andy CHEEK. After having apparently passed the danger stage following a case of pneumonia, Mrs. Andy CHEEK died at her home a few miles southeast of Yellville last Sunday afternoon. Mrs. CHEEK had been able to sit up a part of the time for several days, and her family and friends expected her complete recovery, but shortly before 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon she suffered a heart attack, and passed away within about half an hour. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Paul Jones and the body was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, only a short distance from the CHEEK home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. CHEEK is survived by one son, five years old, her father, Mr. John WOOTEN, and three brothers, Babe, Elmer and Allen, all of the Rush community, also two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle ADAMS of Prue, Okla., and Mrs. Ottie KEALING of Dell, Arkansas. Mrs. CHEEK was 36 years of age and had been a member of the Methodist church for the past five years. She was married to Andy CHEEK on November 15, 1925. She was a good wife, a good mother and a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed in the community where she has lived for the past twelve years. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathies to them in their great sorrow. [Mrs. Andy CHEEK was Mattie CHEEK.]
COWAN, DOSHIER, NATIONS
Death Date Wednesday, April 20, 1938
The Mountain Echo, April 27, 1938 Issue: Mrs. Julia M. DOSHIER. Mrs. Julia M. DOSHIER, better known as "Aunt Julia" died at her home at 2 a.m., April 20th, after a brief illness at the ripe, old age of 85 years. She was born in the year 1863, and spent her entire life in the Cowan Barrens community. Her father, John Wesley COWAN, was one of the early settlers of Marion county. Funeral services for Mrs. Doshier were conducted Wednesday by the Rev. Boyd W. Johnson at the Pleasant Ridge M. E. church, after which the body was conveyed to the cemetery by the Christeson Undertaking Company, where it was laid to rest, to await the resurrection morn. "Aunt Julia" united with the Methodist church at an early age. She was a true Christian woman, loving the quiet home life best. She never traveled far from her home. She realized some time ago that her days of usefulness were past and longed to depart for her eternal home. The deceased is survived by one son, Thomas C. DOSHIER of Cowan Barrens, one sister Mrs. Bell NATIONS of Mason county, Texas, eleven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.-By one who loved her. [Also in the same issue in the Cowan Barrens column:] On Wednesday, April 20th, Aunt Julia DOSHIER took passage on the old ship, that we all must soon board, and passed to her reward. Aunt Julia was a real model Christian and we are glad that we had the privilege of having her as our life neighbor and friend. The place that knew her was made a better community in which to live by her having lived in it. She left something behind that we are proud to say-it is our pleasure to have as a neighbor and friend, a man in whom we have confidence. When we hear of some one being drunk, gambling, stealing or committing any crime, we know it was not Aunt Julia DOSHIER's one and only son, Thomas C. DOSHIER. I believe in putting roses on people while they can see and taste them. So I want to say that if our country was filled up with such men as Aunt Julia's son, the lawyers would move, saloons would move, and jails would have no inmates. So Aunt Julia is gone to rest and her son has risen up to bless her, works that do follow her. He has honored her. So we are glad that we have that glorious hope that we will meet Aunt Julia DOSHIER in that city where no sorrow comes, where congregations do not break up, but all will be joy and gladness and the longer we are there the greater the joys, and they will not end, but roll on and on and on. Well a hope like that, I prize it above all.
CALLAHAN, CHEEK, HUDSPETH, KEETER, MCENTIRE, SMITH
Death Date Wednesday, July 20, 1938
The Mountain Echo, July 21, 1938 Issue: Mrs. Alf KEETER. Mrs. Alf KEETER passed away at the family home just south of Yellville about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning of this week, after having been in ill health for several months. She was 75 years of age. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Wednesday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. A. James and Rev. Boyd W. Johnson. In addition to her aged husband, who has been confined to his bed by ill health for some time, the deceased is survived by seven children, J. A. SMITH of Harrison, George SMITH, Carl KEETER, Luther KEETER, Mrs. J. O. MCENTIRE, Mrs. Donna HUDSPETH and Mrs. George HUDSPETH, all of Yellville; also one brother, Mac CALLAHAN, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane KEETER and Mrs. Charley CHEEK, also of Yellville. Mrs. KEETER was a real Christian woman, whose many good deeds will long live in the memory of those with whom she came in contact during her long and useful life. She leaves a great host of friends, with whom the Echo joins in extending heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved relatives. [Hulda KEETER died July 20, 1938.]
ADAMS, BRADY, BRIGGS, COLLINS, DOSIER, PATTERSON
Death Date Sunday, July 24, 1938
The Mountain Echo, July 28, 1938 Issue: Rebecca M. PATTERSON. Mrs. Rebecca M. PATTERSON passed away about 6 o'clock last Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmeda BRIGGS, in this town. She was 90 years old the 22nd of last month, and until just a short time ago had enjoyed remarkably good health for one of advanced age. Mrs. PATTERSON was born in Tennessee but moved with her parents to this county when just a child, and she had resided here ever since. She was married in early life to Mr. John ADAMS, who died a short time later. One child, the present Mrs. Mary COLLINS, of Harrison, was born to this union. She later married Mr. J. R. PATTERSON, five children from this union surviving her, namely: J. O. PATTERSON of Pullman, Washington, Rev. Marvin PATTERSON of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bob PATTERSON, Mrs. Elmeda BRIGGS and Mrs. Dora BRADY of Yellville, all of whom, except J. O. were present when the end came. One brother, R. G. DOSIER of Greenville, Texas, and several grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the local Pentecost church by the pastor, Rev. G. L. McKinney, followed by interment in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. No more sincere Christian woman ever lived than was Mrs. PATTERSON. She loved her church and lived the kind of life that could leave no doubt in the minds of those with whom she came in contact that she practiced in daily life the religion she professed. The Echo joins with many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathies to them in their sorrow. [Date of death: July 24, 1938. The tombstone give a death date of June 2, 1938.]
BROWN, DALIGNEY, EDDLEMAN, HENSON, SAMPLE, TAYLOR, WAFFORD
Death Date Thursday, November 10, 1938
The Mountain Echo, November 16, 1938 Issue: W. I. TAYLOR. Mr. W.I TAYLOR, aged 68, died at his home in this town Thursday evening of last week, after having been ill only a short time. While Mr. TAYLOR had been in bad health for some time, his death came as a surprise to his family and friends. For many years, during the mining activity in this county, Mr. TAYLOR operated a general store at Rush accumulating quite a lot of property while thus engaged. Several years ago he moved to Yellville and bought the Cobblestone Hotel, which he operated for some time, but for the past few years he used the building only as a family residence. The Christeson Undertaking Company prepared the remains for burial, and on Saturday afternoon it was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Paul Jones. The deceased is survived by his widow and seven daughters, namely: Mesdames, Beulah HENSON, Aileen EDDLEMAN, Daisy WAFFORD, Dora (unable to read), Ruth SAMPLE, (unable to read) BROWN, and Jessie DALIGNEY, to all of whom sincere sympathy of their many friends is extended in their sorrow.
ADAMS, BERRY, CAVANESS, CLARK, COWDREY, DOSHIER, ESTES, HORNER, KEETER, MCCARTY, PATTERSON, PYLE, STILL
Death Date Sunday, November 13, 1938
The Mountain Echo, November 16, 1938 Issue: Mrs. Carl KEETER. After having suffered from heart trouble for the past five years, Mrs. Carl KEETER died at the family home just south of Yellville about 7 o'clock last Sunday evening. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Monday afternoon, in charge of the Christeson Undertaking Company. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. McCuistion of Melbourne and Rev. Chester Maynard of Rector. Active pall bearers were Messrs. B. F. STILL, Joel ADAMS, W. H. DOSHIER, George CAVANESS, Lon BERRY and Fulton PATTERSON. Flowers were handled by Mrs. Georgia MCCARTY, Mrs. Edna PYLE and Misses Mary COWDREY and Annie Laurie CLARK. Mrs. KEETER is survived by her husband, one son, Aubrey KEETER, her father, Mr. Tom HORNER of Rector, one sister, Mrs. Matha ESTES, also of Rector and three brothers, Virgil, James and Aud HORNER, all of Burley, Idaho. The Echo joins with the many friends of the bereaved ones in extending heart felt sympathies. [Also] The Mountain Echo, November 30, 1938 Issue: Obituary. Mrs. Dalia Florence KEETER, nee HORNER, was born February 23, 1899; passed away from this life November 13, 1938, at the age of 39 years, 8 months and 20 days. She was united in marriage to Carl KEETER June 29, 1919, and to this union was born one son. She leaves to mourn her going, her husband, son Aubrey, her father T. J. HORNER, one sister, Mrs. Martha ESTES both of Rector; three brothers Virgil, James and Aud, all of Burley, Idaho, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was converted at the age of twelve and united with the Missionary Baptist church, of which she remained a faithful member until the Lord said, "It is enough," and called her home. Her body was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, funeral services conducted by Bro. McCuistion of this place, and Bro. Chester Manard of Rector, Ark.
CARSON, MELTON, WATTS
Death Date Tuesday, December 13, 1938
The Mountain Echo, December 14, 1938 Issue: Arthur MELTON. About 3 o'clock last Saturday morning Arthur MELTON was stricken with an acute attack of appendicitis at his home a few miles south of Yellville. A doctor was summoned immediately, and for a short while it seemed that he would respond to treatment, but growing worse late in the morning, he was taken to a hospital in Harrison. An operation was performed as soon as he could be prepared, and in addition to a badly inflamed appendix, his stomach was found to have ruptured and his condition was very critical from the beginning. Members of his family remained constantly at his bedside and everything was done for him that medical skill could do, but to no avail, and the end came at 11:55 Tuesday morning. His wife and two children Cyril and Mrs. Helen WATTS, were with him when death kissed his eyelids down. The body was prepared for burial by the Holt Undertaking Company and returned to the home of his brother, A. V. MELTON in Yellville where it will lay in state until this (Wednesday) afternoon, when it will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. At the writing of this article funeral arrangements were incomplete. Arthur was the oldest of two sons of Mr. J. B. MELTON and the late Mrs. MELTON, being 49 years of age. He was born and reared in this county, having lived for the past several years on a farm some six miles south of Yellville. For the past two years he has been a star carrier on the Ware's Chapel Route from the local postoffice. For many years he served as school director in his district, and always had a deep interest in the education of the youth of his community. In addition to his wife, the deceased is survived by one son, Cyril, of Detroit, Michigan, one daughter, Mrs. Helen WATTS, of the home, his father, Mr. J. H. MELTON, Mayor of Yellville and one brother, Aud, also of this town. Many other near relatives also survive him. The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt thanks to the bereaved ones. [Also] The Mountain Echo, December 21, 1938 Issue: Obituary. Arthur C. MELTON was born October 7, 1889, near Yellville, Marion county, Arkansas; passed away December 13, 1938, at Harrison, Arkansas, following an illness of only three days. He was married March 24, 1909, to Miss Minnie CARSON. To this union were born two children, Cyril, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Helen WATTS, of Yellville. He is survived by his wife, his two children, his father, James B. MELTON, one brother, Aud V., and one half-brother, Jimmy MELTON. While he was not an active member of any church, a short time before the end came, Arthur told his wife that he was prepared to go, and he went to his Maker confident and unafraid. He was a devoted, thoughtful husband and a loving, sacrificing father. To his friends he was loyal at all times, and while he was cut down while yet in the prime of his life, the world was made better by his having lived in it, and he will be sadly missed in the community where he had resided and endeared himself to those who knew him. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W. C. Smith, pastor of the Yellville Methodist church with burial in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Death Date Sunday, January 1, 1939
The Mountain Echo, January 4, 1939 Issue (In the Cowan Barrens Community Column): Miss Clementine BURKETT was buried at Pleasant Ridge Monday. Rev. W. C. Smith conducted funeral services. (Date of death: January 1939).
Death Date Friday, January 20, 1939
The Mountain Echo, January 25, 1939 Issue: Former Citizen of Marion County Dead. "Uncle Bud" STOKES, who for many years was one of the best known and most influential citizens of Marion county, died Friday night of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phelps COTTON, at Leslie, after having been ill for only a few days. He was 82 years of age. The body was prepared for burial and Sunday it was conveyed to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in this county and after funeral services conducted by Rev. W. H. McCuistion, it was laid to rest by the side of his companion who preceded him to the grave three years ago. The Masonic fraternity participated in funeral services. Mr. STOKES is survived by four sons, Harve of Burley, Idaho; Rex of Seminole, Okla.; John and Charlie of Springfield, Mo.; and one daughter, Mrs. Phelps COTTON, of Leslie, with whom he had made his home for some time. A large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Heartfelt sympathies are extended by many friends in Marion county. [Also The Mountain Echo, February 1, 1939 Issue] James Harvey STOKES. James Harvey (Uncle Bud) STOKES was born in Rutherford county North Carolina, August 31, 1856. He died at Leslie, Arkansas, January 20, 1939. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge cemetery Sunday, January 22, under the direction of the Masonic Order of which he had been an active member for more than 50 years. A large crowd assembled to pay their respects. Four of the five children were present at the funeral. They were John and Charles of Springfield, Mo.; Rex of Seminole, Okla.; and Mrs. Phelps COTTON of Leslie. Harve of Burley, Idaho was unable to attend. For more than a quarter of a century Uncle Bud lived in the Mill Creek section of the Cowan Barrens community, where he was a leader in the business, social, educational, and religious life of the community. He possessed so many of those sterling qualities (rugged honesty, square dealing, and neighboringly spirit) that he had no enemies, was an inspiration to all who knew him and his influences for good is still felt in Cowan Barrens, although he left there some 30 years ago. It is reported that he so lived in his new home in the Leslie community that everybody was his friend. He lived a happy old life because he had lived a clean young life. One of his daughters remarked that she had never known him to a wrong. Men of this type are an asset to any community. Too often we do not appreciate the worth of our good citizens during their life time. Along with many other early settlers of his day, Uncle Bud helped lay the foundation of the social, economic, educational, and religious activities upon which we are now building. Our community has been blessed because of his having lived in it. What will your community think of you when your are gone? A Friend of the Family, John Q. Adams.
Death Date Tuesday, February 7, 1939
The Mountain Echo, February 15, 1939 Issue: Mrs. Mary GILLEY. Mrs. Mary GILLEY passed away Tuesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George BOGLE, south of Bruno, and was laid to rest Thursday afternoon in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. C. Smith, pastor of the local Methodist church. Mrs. GILLEY was 89 years of age and loved by all who knew her, as she was said to have been one of the best and most sympathetic women who ever lived in any community. While she was the mother of several children, she is survived by only one, Mrs. BOGLE, all the other having preceded her to the grave. Several grandchildren however, survive her. The Echo joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sorrow.
Death Date Sunday, July 2, 1939
The Mountain Echo, July 5, 1939 Issue: George CANTRELL Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver. When news reached Yellville early last Monday morning that Mr. Geo. CANTRELL, a former citizen of Yellville, had been killed Sunday by an automobile in Tulsa, Okla., where he resided, his many Marion county friends were deeply shocked and grieved. Mr. CANTRELL was killed when struck by an automobile while walking along a Tulsa street. The driver of the car is unknown. The body of the unfortunate victim was brought to Yellville Funeral Home, until about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, when it was taken to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, where after funeral services conducted by Rev. C. L. McKinney, it was laid to rest by the side of his parents who passed away many years ago. The deceased was 78 years of age. Mr. CANTRELL is survived by his wife and three children, Jerome and Page CANTRELL and Mrs. Lloyd PEABODY, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
Death Date Thursday, September 28, 1939
The Mountain Echo, October 4, 1939 Issue: Charles E. ALLEN. Charles E. ALLEN passed away at his home in the Cowan Barrens Thursday morning of last week, after having been confined to his home with tuberculosis for about three years. His body was laid to rest Friday afternoon in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. C. Smith, pastor of the local Methodist church. He was 46 years of age. Mr. ALLEN is survived by his wife and two children, Miss Inis ALLEN and Eugene ALLEN, both of the home, also by six brothers, John ALLEN of Oklahoma, Bill ALLEN of Pyatt, Jack, Jim and Marion, all of Summit, and Hobart ALLEN of Picher, Oklahoma. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending to them sympathy in their bereavement. (date of death was September 28, 1939)
HUDSPETH, KEETER, MCENTIRE, SMITH
Death Date Saturday, October 7, 1939
The Mountain Echo, October 11, 1939 Issue: Alfred A. KEETER. Mr. Alfred A. KEETER passed away at his home just south of Yellville at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning of last week, after a long illness which had confined him to his bed practically all of the last two years. He was almost 80 years of age, having been born early in 1860. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Floyd Ferguson of Flippin, assisted by Rev. W. C. Smith, pastor of the Yellville Methodist church, Mr. KEETER having been a member of the Methodist church for many years. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. "Uncle Alf" as he was long known to his many friends, was a native of Marion county, and all of his long, useful life was spent here. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Carl and Bill KEETER, and Mrs. Donna HUDSPETH and Mrs. Inez HUDSPETH, all of this county; three step-children, George SMITH and Mrs. J. O. MCENTIRE of Yellville and J. A. SMITH of Harrison; also two half-brothers, Ab KEETER of Tula Lake, Calif.; and Kirk KEETER of Hobbs, New Mexico, and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary KEETER of McCloud, Oklahoma. The many friends of the family extend sympathy to them in their sorrow, but are consoled in the belief that Uncle Alf has gone to that haven of rest where suffering is no more.
BIRRER, CARSON, DODSON
Death Date Wednesday, November 29, 1939
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, November 29, 1939 Issue: C. T. BIRRER. A few days ago Mr. C. T. BIRRER suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home a few miles south of Yellville, just as he started to arise in the morning. It was known from the beginning that his condition was serious and he continued to grow weaker until Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock when the Angel of death kissed his eyelids down, and he drifted into that dreamless sleep where pain comes no more. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W. H. McCuistion, and with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge, the body was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. BIRRER was one of the best citizens in his community, always taking an active interest in church and school affairs, and he could ever be found on the right side of every question, as he viewed it. He is survived by his wife and eight children, Mrs. John CARSON, Mrs. Lorena DODSON, A. W., Wayland, Eddie, Earthel, Leon and LeRoy, all of whom were present when the end came. He is also survived by one sister of Kansas City, Mo., who arrived several days before he passed away.
BAKER, COUCH, DAVENPORT, KEETER, WEST, WILLIAMS, YARBROUGH
Death Date Saturday, March 9, 1940
The Mountain Echo, March 12, 1941 Issue: Arthur KEETER. After having been in ill health for several months, Arthur KEETER died at 2:30 o'clock last Sunday afternoon at his home on Georges Creek five miles west of Yellville. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. G. B. Keeter of Flippin, assisted by Rev. G. L. McKinney of Yellville, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mr. KEETER was a good farmer and owned considerable farming lands in addition to his place on Georges creek. He is survived by his wife, two daughter, Mrs. Anna Lee DAVENPORT of Freck and Miss Gusta of the home, his mother, Mrs. Mary Jane KEETER, of Yellville, and three brothers and six sisters, Henry of Hartford, Arkansas, John L. and Harve of Yellville, Mrs. Ed COUCH of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. J. H. BAKER of Freck, Mrs. Lytle WEST of McKeesport, Pa.; Mrs. Bart DAVENPORT of Maumee; Mrs. John WILLIAMS and Mrs. Nellie YARBROUGH of Yellville, to all of whom sincere sympathies of many friends are extended in their sorrow.
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