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EVANS, GILLEY, JAMES, JOHNSON, KEETER, PHILLIPS, TAYLOR, WEBB
Death Date Wednesday, March 10, 1948
The Mountain Echo, March 18, 1948 Issue: Thomas B. KEETER. Mr. Thomas B. KEETER 75 years of age, passed away Wednesday, March 10, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON, in Yellville. He came here only a short time before from Tuckerman, where he had been living in the home of his son, Wilson KEETER, for some time. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. G. B. Keeter, and burial followed in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mr. KEETER was well known in Marion county, where he had spent practically all his life. He is survived by his wife and twelve children, Mrs. Hobart Taylor of Visalia, California; Mrs. Jess JOHNSON of Yellville; Mrs. Ernie JOHNSON of Rhodeo, California; Mrs. Ace PHILLIPS and Mrs. Sam WEBB of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Dorothy EVANS of Berkeley, California; Mrs. Sidney JAMES of Newport, Ark.; W. O. KEETER of Newport, Ark.; Sylvester KEETER and Roma D. KEETER of Bradleyville, Mo. Also one sister, Mrs. J. A. GILLEY, of Yellville survives. All of the children except Mrs. Taylor were present for the funeral. Mrs. TAYLOR was prevented from coming by illness. The Echo joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
Death Date Wednesday, July 7, 1948
The Mountain Echo, July 15, 1948 Issue: Richard Dewitt MAXEY. Mr. Richard Dewitt MAXEY, 78 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, July 7th, at the home of his brother, J. M. MAXEY, of Summit. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Bluner in the Summit Church Thursday at 2:30 p.m., and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
JANES, MCANNALLY, MITCHELL
Death Date Friday, July 16, 1948
The Mountain Echo, July 29, 1948 Issue: James Henry MITCHELL. By Etta JANES. Pappy's Children were grieved and shocked by the death of one of our most beloved and respected member of Pappy's Chapel, Mr. James Henry MITCHELL, who passed away July 26th at 12:45 a.m., Monday morning at his home, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 4 days. He is survived by his wife, Anna F., and eight children, Forrest G., of Portland, Oregon, Merritt R. and Elbert L., of Roaring Springs, Texas, Ruth I. of Yellville, Velma E. of Pappy's Chapel community, Melvin K., Robert E., and William B., of the home. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one sister, Eliza MCANNALLY, or Martha, Okla. Pappy's Chapel has lost a fine son who was a wonderful husband, father, neighbor and friend, whose life was a fine example of Christian living. He has been a member of the Christian church for 51 years. The family has our deepest and sincerest sympathy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting the arrival of the family members.
Death Date Tuesday, August 3, 1948
The Mountain Echo, August 5, 1948 Issue: A. J. HALL. A. J. HALL, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. HALL, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Baxter County Community Hospital at Gassville, where he had been in a critical condition for the past week. The youth had a severe case of measles, and just as he was recovering from them, he suffered an acute attach of appendicitis. He was rushed to the hospital where an emergency operation was performed, and while he seemed to rally for a while, little hope was entertained for his recovery. Funeral services were conducted at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial following in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. In addition to his parents, A. J. is survived by one brother and one sister, as well as, a host of close relatives, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
GOODALL, JAMES, RACO, SMITH
Death Date Saturday, September 4, 1948
The Mountain Echo, September 9, 1948 Issue: Samuel JAMES. Following a prolonged illness Samuel JAMES, 35 passed away at his home in Yellville last Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Jones at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, with burial following, under direction of the Yellville Funeral home. The deceased is survived by his wife, Vardie, and a 4-year-old daughter; also by five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Howard GOODALL of Freck, Mrs. Azalene SMITH of Yellville, Mrs. James V. RACO of Fresno, California, Mary Sue JAMES of Redding, California, Lila Lee JAMES and Manuel JAMES of Yellville, and Fred JAMES of the U. S. Army in Austria.
BURROW, DOSHIER, YOUNG
Death Date Thursday, October 28, 1948
Home Thursday. Uncle Frank BURROW, aged 85, passed away at the old family home at the head of Rush creek, seven miles south of Yellville on Thursday evening of last week. He had been in bad health for several months, but had been confined to his bed only a short time. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Ridge church by Rev. W. G. Bruner, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. The deceased is survived by two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Eli YOUNG, Mrs. Marvin DOSHIER, Perry, Floyd, Graden, Mason, and Walter BURROW, all of the home community and Sanfod BURROW of Kansas City, Kansas. The Echo joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Death Date Wednesday, February 22, 1950
The Mountain Echo, February 23, 1950 Issue: Mrs. Tabitha SUMMERS. Following an extended illness, Mrs. Tabitha SUMMERS, 85 years old, widow of the late J. D. SUMMERS, passed away at 12:10 Wednesday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DOSHIER. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. SUMMERS is survived by one son, Bill SUMMERS, of Yakima, Wash., who is expected to arrive her Saturday. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. SUMMERS had spent her entire live in Marion county and had a host of friends who admired her lovable Christian character and will be sorry to learn of her death. Pending the arrival of her son, funeral services are incomplete, but burial will be at Pleasant Ridge cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. [Tombstone has name shown as Bitha C. SUMMERS.]
JOHNSON, MITCHELL, WELCH
Death Date Sunday, March 5, 1950
The Mountain Echo, March 9, 1950 Issue: Mrs. Annie MITCHELL. Following a stroke of paralysis on Saturday, Mrs. Annie Francis MITCHELL, widow of the late J. H. MITCHELL, passed away at the family home south of Yellville at 3:45 Sunday morning. She was 79 years of age, having been born at Meadsville, Mo., Feb. 28, 1871. She was married to Mr. MITCHELL in 1897 and to this union eight children were born, all of whom are yet living. They are: Merriett R., Robert E., William B. an Melvin K. all of Yellville community; Elbert L. of Roaring Springs, Texas; Forest of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. A. W. WELCH and Mrs. Woodrow JOHNSON of Yellville. Several grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Rev. G. B. Keeter, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. The Echo joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their sorrow.
HUDSPETH, MILLIGAN, WICKERSHAM
Death Date Sunday, March 19, 1950
The Mountain Echo, March 28, 1950 Issue: Burns Cause Death of Aged Woman. Mrs. Anna J. HUDSPETH, 83 years old died Sunday morning, March 19, about 7 o'clock, at the home of her grandson, G. D. HUDSPETH, where she had made her home for the past several years. Her death came as a result of burns suffered Saturday afternoon when her housecoat caught fire and burned her severely about the body. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Hugh C. Still, pastor of the Yellville Pentecostal Church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mrs. HUDSPETH is survived by three children, George HUDSPETH and Mrs. Ada WICKERSHAM of Yellville, and Mrs. Addie MILLIGAN of Yakima, Washington, and many grandchildren, to all of whom the sympathy of many friends is extended in their sorrow.
HAND, LAYTON, PANGLE, SWITZER
Death Date Thursday, August 24, 1950
The Mountain Echo; August 31, 1950, Issue": Faytie HAND. Faytie HAND, 48 years old, passed away Thursday, August 24th, in the State Hospital at Little Rock to which place he had been transferred about a week before from the State Sanatorium at Booneville, where he had been undergoing treatment for tuberculosis for the past year. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Ware Laffoon, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Meda and four daughters, Mrs. Walter LAYTON of Yellville, Mrs. Bobby PANGLE of Pyatt, Mrs. Dale SWITZER of Yakima, Washington, and Bonnie of the home. Several sisters also survive. During the mining activity, Mr. HAND was engaged in mining in the Rush district, and was regarded as one of the best miners in the field. The Echo joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
ALLEN, HARRIS, JOHNSON, MILLER
Death Date Wednesday, November 1, 1950
Harrison Daily Times, November 2, 1950 Issue: Marvin J. JOHNSON Dies at Home Here. Marvin J. JOHNSON, aged 59, farmer of Pyatt, died at 611 east Waters, Wednesday. He was born in Yellville, Marion county, June 4, 1891. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pearl JOHNSON; one son, E. J. JOHNSON, and one daughter, Mrs. Carl ALLEN, all of Pyatt; four grandchildren; three brothers, Bob and Gus JOHNSON of Harrison and Cam JOHNSON of Yellville; two sisters, Mrs. Ben HARRIS of Pyatt and Mrs. Lou MILLER of Joplin, Mo. The funeral will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pyatt Community Hall by Rev. Lennox Medford. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, south of Yellville.
Death Date Saturday, December 23, 1950
The Mountain Echo, December 28, 1950 Issue: Bart DAVENPORT. Bart DAVENPORT, 58 year old resident of the Maumee community, passed away last Saturday, December 23, in the Harrison Clinic, where he had been undergoing treatment for some time. He had been in ill health for several months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. B. Keeter Tuesday afternoon in the Caney Church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Paul DAVENPORT, of Maumee. Bart had a host of friends, who join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Death Date Friday, February 23, 1951
The Mountain Echo, March 1, 1951 Issue: Bob PATTERSON. Bob PATTERSON, lifelong resident of Marion county, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, in the State Hospital in Little Rock, where he had been undergoing treatment for the past several months. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Yellville Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. P. J. Holifield, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, under direction of the Christeson Funeral Home. Until a few years ago, when his health broke, Mr. PATTERSON resided with his family on a farm a few miles west of Yellville, and was one of the community's successful farmers. After selling his farm, he and Mrs. Patterson moved to Yellville and lived here until he was taken to the hospital several months ago. Since that time his wife lived with her children in Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Mary; one son, Clyde, two daughters, Miss Lucille PATTERSON and Mrs. Ted SULLIVAN, all of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, J. O. PATTERSON of Pullman, Washington, and Marvin PATTERSON of Tulsa, Okla., all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.
DAVENPORT, DODD, HORNER, KEETER, SMADES, STOKES, WATTS
Death Date Friday, March 2, 1951
The Mountain Echo, March 22, 1951 Issue: Mrs. J. H. HORNER. The Many Marion county friends of Mrs. J. H. HORNER will be sorry to learn that she is critically ill in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy SMADES, in Springfield, Mo., where she has lived for the past several years. Mrs. HORNER suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday, from which she never rallied. Her son, George HORNER, of Yellville has been at her bedside since she was stricken, and her great granddaughters, Mrs. Odell DAVENPORT and Mrs. Murl DODD, accompanied by Mr. DAVENPORT spent Sunday with her. The Echo joins with friends in hoping that she may recover from the stroke. After the above was in type, word was received here that Mrs. HORNER passed away early Tuesday morning. Representatives of the Yellville Funeral Home went to Springfield, had the body prepared for burial and returned it to Yellville Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at Pleasant Ridge at 1:30 this Thursday afternoon, and burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery by the side of her husband, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. HORNER was born in North Carolina in 1861, being in her 90th year at the time of her death. She came to Marion county with her parents when a small girl, and all her life was spent here until she went to Springfield to live with her daughter. She is survived by one son, Geo. H. HORNER of Yellville; three daughters, Mrs. John STOKES of Rupert, Idaho, Mrs. Ida WATTS and Mrs. Roy SMADES of Springfield; one brother, George KEETER of Flippin; and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. The sympathy of a host of friends is extended to sorrowing relatives. [Mrs. J. H. HORNER was Zula HORNER.]
BRADY, BRIGGS, PATTERSON
Death Date Thursday, June 28, 1951
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, June 28, 1951 Issue: Mrs. Dora BRADY. Mrs. Dora BRADY, 72 passed away last Sunday at her home in Pyatt, and her body was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Yellville Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Theron T. McKisson. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jewell BRIGGS of Yakima, Washington, and two brothers, O. J. PATTERSON of Pullman, Wash., and Rev. George M. PATTERSON of Tulsa, Okla.
ADAMS, CALLAHAN, COWAN, JONES, REED
Death Date Saturday, September 29, 1951
The Mountain Echo, October 11, 1951 Issue: Obituary. Lonzo Ernest CALLAHAN was born Sept. 7, 1879, in Marion County, where he spent his entire life. On November 27, 1904, he was married to Miss Maudie REED, who preceded him in death on April 23, 1934. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Scott COWAN of Yellville and Eltis CALLAHAN of Vallejo, California. He was later married to Mrs. Cena JONES of Yellville, and to them were born two children, Alice Kathryn and Ernest, Jr., both of Yellville. After a lingering illness, he passed away at his home on Sept. 29, 1951, at the age of 72 years and 22 days. He also leaves to mourn his passing two grandsons, Don Keith and Connie Mac CALLAHAN of Vallejo, Calif., and six step-children, Louveta ADAMS, Claude and Ernest JONES of Washington, Cena Mae of South Carolina, Billy Fred and Steve JONES of Yellville, and a host of friends. He was a member of the Baptist Church since a young man. He will be greatly missed by every one who knew him, as he was a good neighbor and citizen.
BOGGS, COPELAND, HAND, KELLEY, LACK, SETZER
Death Date Wednesday, October 31, 1951
(Death Date from tombstone) The Mountain Echo, October 18, 1951 Issue: Sarah Elizabeth HAND. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth HAND, age 82, passed away at her home in Flippin on Saturday night Oct. 13. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Ridge at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. Chester Edmond, pastor of the local Pentecostal Church, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. She is survived by five children, Mrs. Floyd KELLEY of Lowell, Ark; Mrs. Floyd LACK, Rea Valley, Ark.; Levy HAND, Yakima, Wash.; Vernon HAND , Manson, Wash., and Mrs. Nettie COPELAND of Flippin. Other survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Virgie SETZER of Yakima, Wash., and a brother, Tom BOGGS of Milan, Ill.
Death Date Tuesday, January 15, 1952
The Mountain Echo, January 10, 1952 Issue: [From Cowan Barrens Community Column] Bob DOSHIER passed away Saturday, Jan 5th at 5 o'clock p.m. He had been here exactly 3-1/2 years to a day. He got ptomaine poison some 6 or 8 years ago, and came here a sick man, and continued to weaken, and for the last year had not been off the place. He was 74 years, 7 months and 29 days old. He spent all his life in Marion county. He was buried Sunday in old Pleasant Ridge cemetery. [W. R. DOSHIER died January 15, 1952.]
BIRRER, CARSON, DOTSON
Death Date Thursday, May 22, 1952
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, May 22, 1952 Issue: Mrs. John CARSON. Mrs. Gladys May CARSON, wife of John CARSON, died at her home four miles south of Yellville about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon of last week, having been brought home from the Boone County Hospital about a week before. Funeral services were conducted in the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church at 3:30 Thursday afternoon by Rev. Ben Kelley, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mrs. CARSON was born in Oklahoma on April 3, 1900, and came to Marion County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. BIRRER, in 1917. They settled in the New Hope community where she was married to John CARSON, and they have resided in that community practically all the time since. In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Anna Sue, of the home; three sons, Loyd, Junior and J. C. all of Vallejo, California; her mother, Mrs. Augusta BIRRER, of the New Hope community; one sister, Mrs. Rex DOTSON, of Hominy, Oklahoma; and six brother, Wayland BIRRER of Arlington, Oregon, Eddie, LeRoy and Leon BIRRER of Visalia, California, A. W. and Earthel BIRRER of the New Hope community. The many friends of the family are joined by the Echo in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
DAVIS, SHELTON, WELCH
Death Date Thursday, June 26, 1952
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, June 26, 1952 Issue: Arthur WELCH. Arthur W. (Shorty) WELCH, 50 years old, died at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the Boone County Hospital, following an operation for removal of a tumor on his throat. At the time of going to press, funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. WELCH is survived by his wife, Ruth, and nine children: C. W. WELCH of Alva, Oklahoma; Mrs. Marie DAVIS of Portland, Oregon; Billie Fern WELCH, James WELCH, Edward WELCH, Charles WELCH, Jean WELCH, Johnny WELCH, and Mrs. George SHELTON, all of Yellville.
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