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Death Date Tuesday, March 6, 1945
The Mountain Echo, March 21, 1945 Issue: J. B. MELTON Reported Killed in Action. Sad news came to Mr. and Mrs. Frank MELTON last Saturday when they received a telegram from the War Department informing them that their son, J. B. MELTON, had died from wounds received in action in Germany on March 6th. No other details were given in the message. Mr. and Mrs. MELTON have two other sons, Doyne and Ebb, in service overseas. Sincere sympathy of many friends is extended to the heartbroken parents and other member of the family in their sorrow. [Also in the same edition in the Cowan Barrens Community Column] The very sad news has just come that J. B. MELTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MELTON, died March 6th from wounds received in battle in Germany. It's awful to think what one power-crazed maniac can cause-drench God's earth with human blood. [Also in the same edition in the Brown Church Community Column] Ms. Tom OTT spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Frank MELTON, as they had been notified of their son, J. B., having been killed on the Western front. How our hearts ache for the father, mother and the family, and for all in such sorrow and trouble. May God be with them and give them strength and courage, we pray. These are indeed trying times, and only God can help to bear them. Surely, from all this pain and agony will come a better world and peace, and nations no more study and learn war, but love toward all people. [Also in the same edition in the Caney Community Column] Our hearts were saddened Saturday when we learned that J. B. MELTON had been killed in Germany. Robert Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Robison, had been with J. B. all through training, and after going overseas the boys worked together on the same large gun. Mr. and Mrs. Robison had a letter from Robert Friday saying he was living in a German home and sleeping on their bed, and that the Red Cross had just visited them and served doughnuts and coffee, and they sure were good. [Also] The Mountain Echo, October 7, 1948 Issue: Body of Local Soldier Returned for Burial. Accompanied by an honor guard, the body of Pvt. J. B. MELTON arrived here last week for burial in his home cemetery. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Glenn Bruner, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, with military honors by the local post of the American Legion. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MELTON, J. B. was almost 24 years old at the time of his death, on March 6, 1945, when he was killed in action in Western Germany. He was a member of the 241st U. S. Field Artillery. [Date of death March 6, 1945; date of reburial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery October 2, 1948.]
COLE, GENTRY, REID, SIMMONS
Death Date Monday, April 30, 1945
The Mountain Echo, May 9, 1945 Issue: K. F. REID. Funeral services for Mr. K. F. REID, 66 years old, were conducted on Tuesday afternoon of last week by Rev. T. J. Seay of the Methodist church in Yellville. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery under the direction of the Holt Undertaking Company. Mr. REID had been ill for some time at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ed GENTRY, suffering from heart trouble and complications. The deceased is survived by five children, Clyde, Clarence, and Theron REID, Mrs. Reba COLE and Mrs. Irene SIMMONS, all of San Diego, Calif. Mrs. COLE was present when he died. One brother, Jimmie REID of Texas, and one sister, Mrs. GENTRY, also survive. The Echo joins with the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
BURKS, BURRIS, DEWEY, GARNER, HALL, JOHNSON, NANNY, RAYNARD
Death Date Tuesday, August 21, 1945
The Mountain Echo, August 29, 1945 Issue: Mrs. Margarette BURRIS. Mrs. Margarette BURRIS, 77 years old, died Tuesday, Aug. 21st, at the home of her son, Odus BURRIS, near Flippin. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Westbrook, pastor of the Flippin Assembly of God Church, with burial in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mrs. BURRIS is survived by five sons, Wiley BURRIS of Wewoka, Okla., Clint BURRIS of Yakima, Wash., and Odus, Cleie and Racie BURRIS, all of Flippin; four daughters, Mrs. J. D. GARNER of Danison, Texas, Mrs. J. A. DEWEY of Cotter, Mrs. Arc HALL and Mrs. Claude BURKS of Flippin; also by one brother, Will NANNY of Yellville, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida RAYNARD and Mrs. Ammy JOHNSON, both of England, Ark. The family has the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
GOODALL, GREER, MAXEY, SETZER
Death Date Monday, October 29, 1945
The Mountain Echo, October 31, 1945 Issue: Dave SETZER Dies From Heart Attack. Last Monday morning Dave SETZER and a party of friends started to Yellville from their home near Rush. After they had gone some distance, Mr. SETZER complained of feeling bad, and said he believed he would return home. Shortly after he started back his brother-in-law, Harrison GREER, said he was afraid Dave would have some trouble getting home and started back to see about him. Upon reaching the Vickers spring a short distance away, he found Dave in a bad condition with a heart attack. He was moved to the Hicks home in Rush where he died about 30 minutes later. Mr. SETZER is survived by his wife and six children, Kelsie and Roscoe, of California, Lonzo, Doyle, Mrs. Minnie GOODALL and Mrs. Audrey MAXEY, all of this county. He was 67 years of age. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of the boys from California, but burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. The Echo joins with the friends of the family in extending sympathy in their sorrow.
Death Date Wednesday, November 21, 1945
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, November 21, 1945 Issue: Rev. Lee CARSON. Rev. Lee CARSON, long time resident of Marion county, died Friday of last week at his home in North Little Rock, where he had lived for several years. He was 76 years of age, and had been ill for about three weeks. The body was brought to Yellville, and after funeral services conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. B. O'Neal, pastor of the local Baptist Church, was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Blind from birth, Rev. CARSON received his education in the Arkansas School for the Blind, and was actively engaged in the ministry for 50 years. He served as representative in the Lower House of the Legislature form this county from 1918 to 1920, and also served for two sessions as Chaplain of the House. Rev. CARSON is survived by his wife and two stepchildren, in addition to a number of other relatives. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their sorrow.
BOWERS, BURROW, DOSHIER, YOUNG
Death Date Thursday, April 18, 1946
The Mountain Echo, April 25, 1946 Issue: Mrs. Alice BURROW. Mrs. Alice BURROW, wife of Frank BURROW, pioneer residents of the Cowan Barrens community, passed away at the home at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18th, and was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery on Friday following. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. B. Keeter, with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In addition to her husband, Mrs. BURROW is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marvin DOSHIER and Mrs. Eli YOUNG, both of the home community; six sons, Perry, Floyd, Mason, Graden and Walter of the home community, and Sanford of Parksville, Mo.; also one brother, Willie BOWERS of Yellville. Sincere sympathy of their many friends is extended to the family in their sorrow.
Death Date Sunday, June 2, 1946
(Death Date from tombstone) The Mountain Echo, January 9, 1946 Issue: James Arthur WATTS. On Wednesday of last week, James Arthur WATTS, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil WATTS, died after an illness of only a few hours, at Jerseyville, Ill., where the family had been living for several months. The exact cause of his death is unknown. The body was prepared for burial and brought to Yellville, where on Friday afternoon it was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, funeral being conducted by Rev. Paul Jones. In addition to his parents, James Arthur is survived by a small brother and sister, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WATTS of Marshall, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie MELTON of Yellville, as well as a number of other relatives. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their sorrow.
BRENNAN, GOODALL, JAMES, JOHNSON, MEDLEY, SMITH, TURNSTALL
Death Date Sunday, September 1, 1946
The Mountain Echo, September 5, 1946 Issue: Mrs. Audria JAMES. Mrs. Audria JAMES, aged 54, widow of the late Jesse JAMES, passed away at the family home in Yellville last Sunday morning. She had been in ill health for several months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Paul Jones in the Pleasant Ridge church, with burial following in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Marion County Funeral Home. Mrs. JAMES is survived by eight children, five girls and three boys, Mrs. Howard GOODALL, Mrs. Azalene SMITH, Mrs. Rosa Ethel JOHNSON, Mary Sue and Lila Lee JAMES, Samuel Manuel and Fred. Four brothers and two sisters also survive, Polk MEDLEY of Cozahome, Lee of Rush, Con of Ivanhoe, California, and Cullum of California; Mrs. J. P. BRENNAN of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Fred TURNSTALL of Tulsa, Okla. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy.
CALLAHAN, PENNINGTON, SMITH, WILLIAMS
Death Date Friday, November 1, 1946
The Mountain Echo, November 7, 1946 Issue: H. C. CALLAHAN. Harve Cleveland CALLAHAN, age 67, passed away at the family home south of Yellville at 5:45 Friday morning, after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Claude Crigler of Cotter from the Pleasant Ridge Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mr. CALLAHAN is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgie CALLAHAN, four children, Mrs. Bill WILLIAMS, Mrs. Gerald SMITH and Doyne CALLAHAN of the home community, and H. C. CALLAHAN Jr., of the U. S. Army, stationed at San Antonio, Texas, and a brother, Wally CALLAHAN of Yellville, and a sister, Mrs. T. J. PENNINGTON of Bruno. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in expressing sympathy in their bereavement.
ALLEN, BURNES, DANIEL, DOSHIER, EVANS, LEDBETTER, MUNO
Death Date Friday, December 13, 1946
The Mountain Echo, December 19, 1946 Issue: Mrs. Sadie ALLEN DANIEL. Mrs. Sadie P. DANIEL, aged 52 years, wife of M. P. DANIEL, passed away at the family home in Yellville Friday, following an extended illness. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Wm. G. Bruner, pastor of the local Methodist church. In addition to her husband, the deceased is survived by one son, Eugene ALLEN of Yellville, one daughter, Mrs. Inis MUNO of Valejo, California; four brothers, Willie DOSHIER of Bigsby, Okla., Dock, John and Lee DOSHIER of Arvin, Calif.; three sisters Nettie LEDBETTER of Broken Arrow, Okla., Martha BURNES of Ellenwood, Kansas, and Tennie EVANS of Yellville. The Echo joins with friends in extending sympathy to the family.
DORMAN, DOSHIER, OTT, SNIPES, THOMPSON, WARE
Death Date Monday, March 10, 1947
The Mountain Echo, March 13, 1947 Issue: Mrs. Vesta SNIPES. Mrs. Nueva Sylvesta (Vesta) SNIPES passed away last Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louella WARE, in Yellville, where she had made her home for many years. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. SNIPES was a noble Christian woman, and although she had been in bad health for a long time, she bore her afflictians with patience and fortitude. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. G. B. Keeter, assisted by Rev. W. G. Bruner, with burial in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral home. Mrs. SNIPES is survived by five children, Mrs. E. B. OTT of Okemah, Okla, Mrs. W. W. DORMAN of Grassy, Mo., Homer SNIPES of Yellville, and George SNIPES of Yakima, Wash.; four step-children, Mrs. W. J. OTT and Mrs. Louella WARE of Yellville, John and A. C. SNIPES of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Alice DOSHIER of Yellville and Barbara THOMPSON of Bentonville; and one brother, A. A. THOMPSON of Yellville. Sincere sympathy of their many friends is extended to the bereaved ones.
CAMNLER, MARROW, MORROW, WHITE
Death Date Monday, March 24, 1947
The Mountain Echo, March 27, 1947 Issue: Mrs. Martin MORROW. Following a long illness, Mrs. Martin MORROW passed away at her home in the Blue John community about 6:30 o'clock Monday evening. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, funeral services being conducted by Rev. David Carlson. Mrs. MORROW came here with husband from Arizona about sixteen years ago and made many friends during her residence here. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Beatrice WHITE of Douglas, Arizona, E H. CAMNLER of Terre Haute, Indiana, and T. H. CAMNLER of Madisonville, Ky. The Echo joins friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved families. [Florence L. MARROW or MORROW died March 24, 1947. The surname is spelled MARROW on the tombstone, even though her husband's tombstone on the adjacent grave is spelled MORROW.]
BAKER, CALLAHAN, CHEEK, DAVENPORT, KEETER, KINTZ, WEST, WILLIAMS, YARBROUGH
Death Date Saturday, June 14, 1947
The Mountain Echo, June 19, 1947 Issue. Mary Jane KEETER. Mrs. Mary Jane KEETER passed away at her home in Yellville at 11:35 last Saturday night, following a stroke of paralysis suffered several days before, from which she never rallied. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. D. M. Kries, pastor of the Flippin Baptist Church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mrs. KEETER was 85 years old, having been born Sept. 11, 1861, in Marion county. She is survived by ten children, Mrs. Fred KINTZ of Enid, Okla., Mrs. Ollie BAKER of Freck, Mrs. Walter L. V. WEST of McKeesport, Pa., Mrs. Bart DAVENPORT of Maumee, Mrs. John WILLIAMS and Mrs. Nellie YARBROUGH of Yellville, P H. KEETER of Monroe, Okla., John L. and Harve KEETER of Yellville; one sister Mrs. Chas. CHEEK, and one brother, Mac CALLAHAN, both of Yellville. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives also survive, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
CLARK, KEETER, PHILLIPS
Death Date Thursday, July 10, 1947
The Mountain Echo, July 24, 1947 Issue: Mrs. Laura CLARK. Following a long illness, Mrs. Laura CLARK, 6 years old, passed away at her home in Yellville at 1 o'clock Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church in Yellville at 2 p. m. Monday by the pastor, Rev. W. G. Bruner, assisted by a nephew of the deceased, Rev. J. J. CLARK of Green Forest, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mrs. CLARK was born in the Cowan Barrens community, and practically her entire life was spent in this county. She was a member of the Methodist church and was very active in church work until forced to retire by ill health. During the late war she was one of the most faithful workers in the Red Cross production work for the boys in service. Surviving Mrs. CLARK are one son, Everette CLARK, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., one daughter, Miss Annie Laurie of the home, one brother, Leonard PHILLIPS of Summit; one sister, Mrs. John L. KEETER, of Cowan Barrens; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Echo joins with many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathy in their sorrow. [
CALLAHAN, JENNINGS, LUBKE, MCNAIR, NICHOLS, PENNINGTON, WHITE
Death Date Friday, July 18, 1947
The Mountain Echo, August 21, 1947 Issue: Mrs. T. J. PENNINGTON. When Mrs. T. J. PENNINGTON of the Bruno community failed to respond to her husband's call early Monday morning, he went to her bed, and found that she had passed away in her sleep. Other than having high blood pressure, Mrs. PENNINGTON had not been sick, and her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. She was 57 years of age. In addition to her husband, Mrs. PENNINGTON is survived by seven children, Vuell PENNINGTON and Mrs. Guila JENNINGS of the home community; Everette PENNINGTON, Mrs. Gela LUBKE, Mrs. Zelma MCNAIR and Mrs. Mildred NICHOLS, all of Yakima, Washington; and Mrs. Fay WHITE of Fort Lewis, Washington. One brother, Wallie CALLAHAN, of the Cowan Barrens community, also survive. At the time of going to press funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of the children in the west, but burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Heartfelt sympathy of many friends is extended to the family in their sorrow. [Leota PENNINGTON died July 18, 1947.]
Death Date Saturday, August 9, 1947
The Mountain Echo, August 14, 1947 Issue: Charley CHEEK. Mr. Charley CHEEK, 72 years old and a lifelong resident of the Cowan Barrens community, died at his home at 4 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. He had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Glenn Bruno, pastor of the Yellville Methodist Church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mr. CHEEK is survived by his wife, three sons, Andy of Yakima, Washington, Dorsey of Burley, Idaho, Irvin of Cowan Barrens, and one daughter, Mrs. Ancil KEETER, of Mississippi county. Mr. CHEEK had a host of friends with whom the Echo joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
Death Date Friday, December 12, 1947
The Mountain Echo, December 18, 1947 Issue: (Cowan Barrens Community News) Uncle Fate FIRESTONE passed over Death's great river Friday the 12th at his home at Leslie, Ark. He was buried Sunday eve in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. He spent most of his life in Cowan Barrens. He delighted in giving young folks advice, and it was always good advice. He was past his 90th milestone in life. (Note: The Arkansas Death Record Index shows that Alfred L. FIRESTONE died in Searcy County on December 12, 1947.) (Also, Marshall Mountain Wave, December 19, 1947 Issue:) Alfred L. FIRESTONE. Alfred Lafayette FIRESTONE was born in Birmingham, Ala., September 30, 1857, and died Friday, December 12, 1947, at the home of Wm. FIRESTONE at Leslie, at the age of 90 years, two months and 12 days. He professed faith in Christ when a young man and joined the Missionary Baptist church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. Among the relatives surviving are a niece, Mrs. Giles TURNEY of Into and a nephew, George FIRESTONE of Yellville. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge Church near Yellville, Sunday, December 14, conducted by Rev. D. M. Kries of Flippin, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery under the direction of the North Arkansas Funeral Home of Marshall.
BURROW, DOSHIER, GODFREY, JOHNSON, NARRAMORE, PANGLE, REED, STRODE, WILLIAMS
Death Date Friday, January 23, 1948
The Mountain Echo, January 29, 1948 Issue: Mrs. Cam JOHNSON. Mrs. Ollie JOHNSON, aged 65, wife of Mr. Cam JOHNSON, died suddenly of a heart attack at the family home south of Yellville at 6:30 o'clock last Friday morning. She had been in as good health as usual, and her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. W. G. Bruner, pastor of the Yellville Methodist church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mrs. JOHNSON is survived by her husband and five children, Woodrow, Mrs. Walter BURROW and Mrs. Ewell DOSHIER of Yellville; Brown JOHNSON of Medford, Oregon, and Mrs. Sanford REED of Lincoln, California; Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ike PANGLE of Georges Creek; four sisters, Mrs. H. L. WILLIAMS of Georges Creek, Mrs. Joe GODFREY of Pyatt, Mrs. Chester NARRAMORE of Casper, Wyoming, and Mrs. Hazel STRODE of Kansas City, Mo.; and four brothers, Jobie PANGLE of Yellville, Jewell PANGLE of Flippin, Aubie of Yakima, Wash., and Henry of Oklahoma. The family has the sympathy of the many friends in their sorrow.
BOWERS, BURRIS, JOHNSON, NANNY, REYNARD
Death Date Monday, February 16, 1948
The Mountain Echo, February 21, 1945 Issue: Aged Woman Passes. Aunt Lou NANNY, 79 years of age, died at 6 o'clock last Friday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BOWERS in Yellville. She had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Griever, pastor of the Baptist church at Harrison, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, under direction of the Holt Funeral Home. Aunt Lou is survived by one daughter, Mrs. BOWERS, one brother, Will NANNY of south of Yellville; three sisters, Mrs. Mag BURRIS of Flippin, Mrs. Amy JOHNSON, England, Ark., and Mrs. Ida REYNARD of Husted, Arkansas. Two grandsons and one great grandson also survive. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy.
CAMP, CHEEK, DUNBAR, HILL, JOHNSON, KYLES, MATLOCK, MILLER, RILES
Death Date Thursday, February 26, 1948
The Mountain Echo, March 4, 1948 Issue: N. M. CHEEK. Funeral services for Mr. N. M. (Uncle Mel) CHEEK were conducted by Rev. W. G. Bruner at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, and he was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mr. CHEEK died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie MATLOCK, in Hot Springs, at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was well known to many people in this county, where he resided for many years. In addition to his daughter, Mrs. MATLOCK, the deceased is survived by seven granddaughters, Mrs. Henry CAMP of Bristow, Okla., Mrs. Lester MILLER and Mrs. Luther RILES of Hot Springs, Mrs. Dallas KYLES and Mrs. James JOHNSON of Yellville, Mrs. Walter DUNBAR of Grand Forks, N. D., and Mrs. Harold HILL of San Diego, Calif.; also by eleven great grandchildren. The family has the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
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