Marion County, AR
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

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The Mountain Echo, July 10, 1952 Issue: John A. SMITH. Following a long illness, John Andy SMITH, 66 years old and a lifelong resident of Marion County, passed away at his home in Yellville late Saturday afternoon, July 5. Funeral services were conducted in the church at Pleasant Ridge by Rev. G. B. Keeter at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, with interment in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mr. SMITH spent many years of his life as Marion County Surveyor, which office he held at the time of his death. He was thoroughly familiar with most of the land in the county, and was recognized as one of the best surveyors the county ever had. He is survived by his wife, Artie LEFEVERS SMITH; two daughters, Mrs. Edith BUNTAINE of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. Veta FREDERICK of Jasper, Oregon; two grandsons Roy (Buster) SMITH and J. F. BURROW, both of St. Louis; one brother, George SMITH of National City, California; two half brothers and two half sisters, Carl and Bill KEETER, Mrs. Donna OTT and Mrs. Inez TREAT, all of Yellville.

BURROW, DOSHIER, YOUNG Death Date Thursday, October 30, 1952
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, October 30, 1952 Issue: Perry D. BURROW. Perry D. BURROW, 66 years old, passed away at his home 4 miles south of Yellville, Sunday afternoon, following several years of ill health. Mr. BURROW was born in Marion county, and his entire life was spent near the community in which he was born. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the Pleasant Ridge Church by Rev. Ben Kelley and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sister, Mrs. E. J. YOUNG and Mrs. M. C. DOSHIER; five brothers, Sanford BURROW of St. Louis, Mo., Floyd, Mason, Walter and Grayden BURROW, all of the home community.

GILLEY Death Date Thursday, May 14, 1953
(Death Date is NP issue date) Harrison Daily Times, May 14, 1953 Issue: Mrs. Zipporah GILLEY Dies at Yellville. Mrs. Zipporah GILLEY died at her home west of Yellville, Tuesday. She is survived by three sons, Hershel GILLEY of California, W. B. and Clomer GILLEY of Yellville. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge church.

CALLAHAN, CHEEK, KEETER Death Date Monday, August 24, 1953
The Mountain Echo, September 3, 1953 Issue: Mrs. Charley CHEEK. Mrs. Charley CHEEK, known to her friends here as "Aunt Bobby," passed away Monday, August 24, in a hospital at Newport. She had been making her home for some time with her daughter, Mrs. Ancil KEETER, at Weldon, near Newport. Her body was returned to Yellville and laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery by the side of her husband who preceded her in death several years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Theron McKisson, assisted by Rev. Ben Kelley. Mrs. CHEEK was born March 18, 1874, and practically her entire life was spent in this county. She is survived by four children, Andy and Irvin CHEEK of Washington, Dorsey CHEEK of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Ancil KEETER of Weldon, Arkansas; also by one brother, Mac CALLAHAN, of Yellville. [Mrs. Charley CHEEK was Auphamy CHEEK.]

ADAMS Death Date Thursday, January 14, 1954
The Mountain Echo, January 21, 1954 Issue: Sam ADAMS. Sam ADAMS, 80 year old resident of Marion County, died on Friday of last week in the State Hospital at Benton, where he had been a patient for several months. The body was returned to his home for burial, and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. B. Keeter in the church at Pleasant Ridge, and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery, under direction of the Yellville Funeral Home. Mr. ADAMS is survived by one sister, who resides in Texas, and several nieces and nephews. (date of death was January 14, 1954)

The Mountain Echo, May 26, 1955 Issue: Mary Lou NANNY. Mary Lou CARSON NANNY was born January 6, 1883, near Yellville, Marion County, Arkansas, passed away May 2, 1955 at her home south of Yellville following an illness of only three weeks. She was married to William E. NANNY January 30, 1901. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Ralph PASCOE and Mrs. Hobert ALLEN both of Yellville and Mrs. Rolfe RICHARDSON of New Town, North Dakota. She leaves behind her besides her companion and three daughters; two Grand-Children, Mrs. G. E. PYLE of Wichita, Kansas; Billy Ray ALLEN of Wyandotte, Mich., and two Great Grandchildren, Linda Sue and Jimmy Lynn PYLE, also four sisters and one brother; Mrs. Mason MORROW, Mrs. Virgie CALLAHAN, Mrs. Howard MILLIGAN all of Yellville and Mrs. Minnie MELTON of Kansas City, Mo., and John CARSON of Yellville. She was converted at an early age of life and united with the Missionary Baptist Church at New Hope and was faithful member of that church at her death. She was a faithful wife and mother, a good neighbor and loved by all who knew her, and she will be sadly missed in the community where she had resided all her life. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 4th, by Rev. John R. Stratton, pastor of the Yellville Baptist Church; with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

BRUSSARD, JANES Death Date Tuesday, August 2, 1955
The Mountain Echo, August 4, 1955 Issue: W. T. JANES Died Suddenly Tuesday. Yellville citizens were shocked Tuesday to learn of the sudden death of William Tecumsh JANES, 60 year old prominent farmer of this section. Mr. JANES died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home. Cause of death was reported to be a Heart Attack. Mr. JANES was well known in this area, having been a member of the American Legion, and also a member of Lodge Number 117 of Yellville. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Etta JANES of the home, one sister, Mrs. Dell BRUSSARD of Walnut Creek, California and a brother, Ray JANES of Meeker, Colorado. Funeral Services are incomplete but will be conducted at Pleasant Ridge with Rev. Curtis Bryant of Yellville officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Mountain Echo, August 11, 1955 Issue: Service Held Monday For Mrs. KEETER. Funeral Services were held at Pleasant Ridge Church Monday afternoon, August 8, at two o'clock for Mrs. Nancy Ann KEETER who died August 5 in the Boone County Hospital at Harrison, Ark. Mrs. KEETER, a lifelong resident of Marion County, was 78 years old. She was born June 6, 1877. Mrs. KEETER was the widow of the late Thomas B. KEETER, who preceded her in death in March 1948. Mrs. KEETER leaves twelve children: Wilson KEETER, Ancil KEETER, and Afton JAMES all of Newport, Ark.; Romie KEETER and Vester KEETER, both of Detroit, Mrs. Jess JOHNSON, of Yellville, Mrs. Gracie JOHNSON; Mrs. Dorthy EVANS, Mrs. Moatte TAYLOR, and Mrs. Alma HUTCHINSON, all of California, and forty grandchildren, and (unreadable) great grandchildren. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. G. B. Keeter, Church of Christ Minister, conducted the services.

ALLEN, BARNES, DOSHIER, EVANS, LEADBETTER Death Date Saturday, August 6, 1955
The Mountain Echo, August 11, 1955 Issue: Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Mary EVANS. Mrs. Mary Tennie EVANS, 73 year old resident of Yellville, died last Friday, August 6, in the Boone County Hospital in Harrison. Mrs. EVANS was born December 22, 1881 in Searcy County, Arkansas and moved to Marion County when she was young. She had lived in Yellville for the past 15 years. Mrs. EVANS was the widow of the late General EVANS, farmer of this area who died a number of years ago. Mrs. EVANS leaves two sisters, Mrs. Martha BARNES of Elwood, Kansas, Mrs. Nettie LEADBETTER of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and three brothers, Lee DOSHIER and Doc DOSHIER of Bakersfield, Calif., John DOSHIER of Tucson, Arizona and a nephew, Eugene ALLEN of Yellville. Services were held at Pleasant Ridge Church last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. M. L. Kaylor and Rev. Curtis Bryant in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HUDSPETH, PLMMER, PLUMMER, WADLEY Death Date Sunday, August 7, 1955
The Mountain Echo, August 11, 1955 Issue: Local Man Dies In Oregon Hotel Fire Sunday. John T. PLUMMER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter PLUMMER of Yellville died of suffocation last Sunday morning, August 7, in a hotel fire in Careade Locks, Oregon. Sheriff Jack was notified Monday and he informed Mr. PLUMMER of the report. No further details were learned at presstime. Identification of the body was made by papers found in the hotel room. John T. PLMMER leaves, in addition to his parents, a brother Walter PLUMMER, Jr. of West Monroe, La., two sisters, Mrs. Juanita WADLEY of North Little Rock, and Mrs. Hazel HUDSPETH of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. [James T. PLUMMER died August 7, 1955.]

CAHALAN, HUDSON, HURLBUT Death Date Sunday, January 29, 1956
The Mountain Echo, February 2, 1956 Issue: Services Held Wednesday For Frank HURLBUT. A Coroner's Jury empanelled late Sunday afternoon, January 29 to investigate the death of Frank HURLBUT, returned a verdict of "Death by natural causes." The 71 year old was found dead Sunday morning at his home by a neighbor who notified Marion County Sheriff Pace. The Sheriff and Coroner Tank Rea impanelled a jury and an investigation was conducted with the jury reporting death by natural causes. Frank HURLBUT was born February 26, 1885 in McPherson, Kansas and had lived in Marion County for the past thirteen years. Prior to coming here, he had lived in San Francisco, California, Hal Burns of the Yellville Funeral Home said. Mr. HURLBUT's wife and a sister, Mrs. Iva HUDSON live in San Francisco. He also has a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. CAHALAN, in Van Nuys, California. Funeral Services were conducted for Mr. HURLBUT at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, February 1st at the Pleasant Ridge Church with Rev. Curtis Bryant in charge of arrangements.

CRAIG, DEAN, ERVIN, EVANS, HAND, HICKS, LEWIS Death Date Wednesday, February 22, 1956
The Mountain Echo, February 23, 1956 Issue: Yellville Lady Dies Wednesday At Her Home. Mrs. Lillie HAND, 75 year old resident of Yellville, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. She had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. HAND came to Marion County when she was nine years old and had lived her ever since. She leaves five daughters, Miss Wordie HAND of Yellville, with whom she had been living; Mrs. George DEAN; Mrs. Velma CRAIG of Little Rock, Mrs. Florence LEWIS of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Ruby ERVIN of Harrison, Ark., one brother, Ed Gentry of Yellville and two sisters Mrs. Roscoe HICKS of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Effie EVANS of Ava, Missouri. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be at Pleasant Ridge cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge.

SNIPES Death Date Friday, June 1, 1956
The Mountain Echo, July 7, 1956 Issue: Services Held Sunday For Mrs. SNIPES. Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, June 3, at the Yellville Methodist Church for Mrs. Fannie SNIPES, 73, who died June 1st at her home. Mrs. SNIPES had lived in Yellville since 1928. She was born at Rush August 5, 1882. Mrs. SNIPES leaves two sons, Bill and Charley SNIPES, both of South Carolina. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge cemetery with Rev. M. B. Kaylor conducting the services. Yellville Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

MATLOCK, PATTERSON, RAGSDALE, WARREN Death Date Monday, January 14, 1957
The Mountain Echo, January 17, 1957 Issue: Frank MATLOCK Dies Monday In Harrison, Ark. Frank MATLOCK is dead! The tall, broad-shouldered deep-voiced owner of Matlock Cave on Highway 14 passed away Monday, Jan. 14, at the Boone County Hospital in Harrison where he was taken 40 days ago after he suffered a broken hip received in an accidental fall. Mr. MATLOCK was 76 years of age and had been unusually active until a few months ago when ill health forced him to use a cane as he walked around. He had been living alone since his wife died several years ago but he delighted in showing visitors the Matlock Cave on his property South of Yellville. Occasionally he would spend the night with neighbors. On Thursday, Dec. 7, Mr. MATLOCK decided to spend the night with Tom RAGSDALE in the New Hope Community. He fell, inflicting serious injury. X-rays showed his hip was broken and he was taken to the Hospital in Harrison. Services Held Wednesday. Funeral services were held yesterday, (Wednesday), Jan. 14, at two o'clock at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. M. L. Kaylor officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge. Mr. MATLOCK leaves one daughter, Mrs. Gladys WARREN of Gelana Park, Texas; one son, Bill MATLOCK of Shreveport, La.; a twin brother, Leonard MATLOCK of Hot Springs, Ark., and one sister, Mrs. May PATTERSON of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. MATLOCK had lived his entire life in Marion County, having been born here August 5, 1881.

KIMBERLING, MORROW Death Date Friday, March 15, 1957
The Mountain Echo, March 21, 1957 Issue: Services Held Tuesday For Mason MORROW. Mason MORROW, widely-known Marion County citizen, died at the Harper Rest Home in Flippin Friday morning, March 15. Mr. MORROW was born Sept. 9, 1881 in this county and had spent practically his entire life in this area. He was a son of the Grack MORROW and the late Mary Jane KIMBERLING MORROW, pioneer settlers of Marion County. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19 at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. M. L. Kaylor officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge. Mr. MORROW leaves his wife, Mrs. Ara MORROW of the Harper Rest Home; one son, Archie MORROW and one daughter, both of Yakima, Washington; and a brother, Tom MORROW of the Cowan Barnes community.

DAVENPORT, FREEMAN, MORROW, ROACH Death Date Sunday, September 29, 1957
The Mountain Echo, October 3, 1957 Issue: Services Held Tuesday For Martin MORROW. James Martin MORROW, age 75 died Sunday morning, Sept. 29 at one o'clock at his home in the Caney community. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Ridge church at two o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Anderson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Arkansas, with Masonic honors conducted at the grave site at the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Mr. MORROW leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby MORROW, of the home; one brother, Lauder MORROW of New Albany, Miss., one sister, Mrs. Odis FREEMAN of Meridian, Miss., two step-daughters, Mrs. Doyle DAVENPORT of Yellville and Mrs. J. W. ROACH of Kansas. Yellville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Mountain Echo, April 24, 1958 Issue: Mrs. C. A. OTT Services Held. Winnie Oma OTT, age 61, wife of Charley A. OTT Route A, Yellville was born in Marion County October 17, 1896. She had been a patient in Marion County Hospital for 24 days and passed away Sunday noon, April 20, 1958. Winnie is the daughter of the late Amon S. DOSHIER and Mary Jane INGRAM DOSHIER and has lived most of her life in the Rush and Mull Community. She is survived by her husband, C. A. OTT; one daughter, Mrs. Ray ROBISON, Yellville; one son, Fred OTT, Tulsa, Okla.; and one step daughter, Mrs. Bill LINCK of Flippin; one sister, Mrs. James PATTERSON, Leachville, Ark.; and two brothers, Lee DOSHIER, El Centro, California and Marvin C. DOSHIER of Yellville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:30 A.M. at Pleasant Ridge by G. B. Keeter. Burial was at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

DOSHIER, FREEMAN, HENSON, MELTON, SHELTON Death Date Monday, August 25, 1958
The Mountain Echo, September 4, 1958 Issue: W. H. SHELTON Dies In Marion County Hospital. William Henry SHELTON, 74 years of age died Monday, August 25 in the Marion County Hospital. Mr. SHELTON was born in Izard County October 28, 1884, and had been a resident of the New Hope community for the past several years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida SHELTON of Yellville; one daughter, Mrs. Howard DOSHIER of Yellville; one son, Orfice SHELTON of Yakima, Washington; three sisters Roxie MELTON and Mrs. Sarah DOSHIER, both of Yellville; Mrs. May HENSON of Kingsbury, Calif., and Mrs. Betty FREEMAN of Mangum, Oklahoma; one brother, Harrison SHELTON of Yakima, Washington; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Ridge with Rev. Dale Barnett officiating. The services were held at two o'clock p.m. Wednesday, August 27. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge.

JENNINGS, LUBKY, MCKEAN, MCNAIR, NICHOLS, PENNINGTON Death Date Thursday, September 11, 1958
Boone County Headlight, Harrison, Arkansas, September 11, 1958: J. A. PENNINGTON Dies at Bruno. J. A. PENNINGTON, aged 70, of Bruno died at his home Saturday. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Myrtle PENNINGTON; five daughters, Mrs. Barley LUBKY, Mrs. Ed NICHOLS, Mrs. Elmer MCKEAN and Mrs. Russell JENNINGS of Washington state, Mrs. Lee MCNAIR of Harrison; two sons, Vuell of Bruno, and Everett PENNINGTON of California. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a. m. by Rev Dale Barnett at Pleasant Ridge. Burial was made in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by the Burns-Holt Funeral Service.

FISK, HARRIS, HUMPHREY Death Date Saturday, November 8, 1958
The Mountain Echo, November 13, 1958 Issue: Services Held Monday For Local Resident. Napoleon HUMPHREY, a lifelong resident of Marion County died November 8th at Booneville. He was born January 8, 1901 and is survived by his wife, Eva, of the home; two sons, Junior and Troy of California, and two daughters, Mrs. William H. HARRIS of Kansas City and Mrs. Browne FISK of Wichita. Funeral was at Summit Baptist Mission Nov. 11 at 1:00 o'clock by Rev. Dale Barnett. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery directed by the Yellville Funeral Home.

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