Marion County, AR
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

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ANGEL, HOLLIDAY, HUDSON, KILLEBREW, OTT, WAGGONER Death Date Saturday, December 27, 1958
The Mountain Echo, January 1, 1959 Issue: Services Held Sunday For Mrs. WAGGONER. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Dec. 28, at two o'clock at the Pleasant Ridge church for Mrs. Catherine Alice WAGGONER, who died Saturday following a lengthy illness. G. B. Keeter of Yellville had charge of the services. She was 68 years old. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Howard OTT of Flippin, Mrs. T. E. HUDSON of Flippin, Mrs. Audra KILLEBREW of Harrison; three sons, L. G. of Pine Bluff; Ward of Flippin and Kirby of Yellville; one sister Mrs. Burch ANGEL of Pasadena, Texas and two brothers, W. J. HOLLIDAY of Everton and J. E. of Springfield, Mo., and 19 grand children. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery with the Yellville Funeral Home in charge.

KEETER, OTT, TREAT Death Date Monday, March 16, 1959
The Mountain Echo, March 19, 1959 Issue: Luther B. KEETER. Luther B. KEETER, age 66, died at Harpers Rest Home in Flippin, Monday the 16th of March. Mr. KEETER is survived by one brother, Carl KEETER of Yellville; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. OTT and Mrs. Ed TREAT both of Yellville. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Pleasant Ridge. Bro. M. L. Kaylor officiated. Burial was under the direction of Yellville Funeral Home.

The Mountain Echo, October 15, 1959 Issue: Rebecca MORROW Funeral Held At Flippin Church. Rebecca Arizona MORROW was born in this community September 29, 1881 and passed away in Yakima, Washington October 9, 1959 at the age of 78 years and 10 days. Her husband, the late Mason MORROW, preceeded her in death. She lived practically all her life in this vicinity and had lived in Washington only a few months prior to her death. She is survived by a son; Archie MORROW and a daughter Nellie COATNEY, both of Yakima; three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; one brother, John CARSON, Yellville; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie CALLAHAN, Yellville; Mrs. Howard MILLIGAN, Yellville and Mrs. Minnie MELTON, Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Methodist Church having professed faith in God at an early age. Funeral service was held at the Pleasant Ridge Church at 2 o'clock p.m. October 14 with Rev. B. W. Stallcup officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge.

DOSHIER Death Date Wednesday, November 18, 1959
The Mountain Echo, November 26, 1959 Issue: Loy DOSHIER Dies At Harlan Rest Home. Loy M. DOSHIER died at the Harlan Rest Home, Gassville, Wednesday, Nov. 18. He was 84 years of age. He was a native of Marion County and had lived here all his life till two years ago when he entered the rest home. He had no near relatives. Funeral Services were held at the Pleasant Ridge Church November 20, 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Roy Dunn officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Yellville Funeral Home.

COPELAND, DANIELS, MCENTIRE, SMITH, SULLIVAN Death Date Saturday, December 12, 1959
The Mountain Echo, December 17, 1959 Issue: John O. MCENTIRE Funeral Held At Pleasant Ridge. John Oliver MCENTIRE was born at Bruno, Arkansas April 4, 1882 and lived there until 1915 when he was married to Henander SMITH of the Little Brown Church community where they resided until 1942 when Mrs. MCENTIRE passed away. Following the death of Mrs. MCENTIRE, John with his daughters moved to Yellville where he lived until feeble health forced abandonment of his home and he has for the past few years resided with Mr. and Mrs. Jim SULLIVAN and Onimus MCENTIRE of Yellville. Death came Saturday night, December 12, 1959 at age 77 years, 8 months and 8 days. Survivors include three children: Beatrice MCENTIRE and Mrs. Jim SULLIVAN of the Pyatt Community and Onimus MCENTIRE of Yellville. Two sisters: Maude COPELAND, and Lissie O'DANIELS of Harrison, Arkansas. Three brothers: George MCENTIRE, Mull, Arkansas; Joe and Fate MCENTIRE of Bruno, Ark. Five grand children and two great grand children. He has been a Baptist since early in life. Funeral at Pleasant Ridge at 2:00 P.M. Monday December 14, 1959 by Rev. Delbert Garrett of Yellville, assisted by Rev. W. B. Stallcup of Yellville. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge.

(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, January 28, 1960 Issue: Jess JOHNSON Dies In Sleep. Jess JOHNSON, a life-long resident of Marion County, died in his sleep about four o'clock Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for several months but had seemed to be improving and had gained a little weight in recent weeks. Heart failure was given to be the cause of death. Jess JOHNSON was born in Marion County on December 12, 1899, the son of Henry Clay JOHNSON and Annie WILLIAMS JOHNSON. He was reared in the county, and was married to Chloe Ivon KEETER on August 17, 1920. He worked for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad for a number of years, and later was a partner in the cedar post business with H. A. Burns. About 15 years ago he opened the locker plant and grocery store which is now know as Table Supply, which was sold to Jim Tilley in 1956. He is survived by his wife, a son, Floyd JOHNSON, of Grosse Point, Michigan, and three daughters, Mrs. A. J. SANDERS, and Mrs. Augusta CLEMENS of Pasadena, Texas, and Mrs. Carolyn COYKENDALL of North Little Rock. Ten grandchildren also survive. All of the children have arrived for the funeral. Jess JOHNSON was a credit to his community, a man who had many friends who feel his loss keenly. Funeral services for Mr. JOHNSON will be held at the Methodist Church of Yellville at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Christeson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

AVEY, KIKER, MOOSEY, RAGSDALE Death Date Friday, February 5, 1960
The Mountain Echo, February 11, 1960 Issue: Funeral Services Held Sunday For George W. AVEY. George Washington AVEY was born in this community September 6, 1881, the oldest son of John Henry and Martha MOOSEY AVEY and spent his entire life in the vicinity. Following the death of his mother he resided with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom AVEY for many years. More recently he had lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom RAGSDALE where he became ill Friday morning and passed away the same afternoon, February 5 in Marion County Hospital at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 29 days. He is survived by one brother, Tom AVEY, two sisters, Mrs. Lizze KIKER, Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Tom RAGSDALE, Yellville. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Ridge Church with Rev. Stallcup and Rev. Roy Dunn in charge. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

BALEY, GEORGE, HORNER Death Date Monday, May 30, 1960
The Mountain Echo, June 9, 1960 Issue: Karen Lavon GEORGE Funeral Held June 2. Services were held at Pleasant Ridge for little Karen Lavon GEORGE at 2 p.m. June 2, 1960 by Rev. G. B. Keeter. She was born March 21, 1960 at St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita, Kansas, and passed away May 30, 1960 at her home in Detroit, Michigan, She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Buford GEORGE, and brother, Danny Joe, one sister Vickie Ann, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GEORGE, Bellville, Ark., Mr. Vernon HORNER, Yakima, Washington and great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HORNER, Yellville, Ark., and Mrs. Leona GEORGE, Danville, Ark. The out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Lenor BALEY and Terry Linn from Houston, Texas, Mr. GEORGE's families form Danville, Ark., and cousins from Wichita, Kansas.

DORMAN, JAMES, MILTON, OTT, PEOPLE, SNIPE, WARE, WOOD Death Date Tuesday, October 18, 1960
Harrison Daily Times, October 20, 1960 Issue: Mrs. Martha OTT Of Yellville Dies. Mrs. Martha Alice OTT, aged 87, life resident of Yellville, Marion county, died at her home Tuesday. Survivors include her husband, W. J. OTT, a son, Virgil OTT, and four daughters, Mrs. Joel JAMES and Mrs. Jinks WOOD, all of Yellville, Mrs. Garland MILTON of Freewater, Oregon, Mrs. Norville PEOPLE of Gladewater, Texas; five brothers, John, A. C. and Milton SNIPE of Yellville, Homer SNIPE of Flippin, George SNIPE of Yakima, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Louella WARE of Yellville, Mrs. E. B. OTT of Bearden, Okla., Mrs. Metta DORMAN of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge by Rev. M. J. Poilars. Burial was made in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by Holt Burns Funeral Home.

The Mountain Echo, December 1, 1960 Issue: Minnie MELTON Services Held November 26. Minnie CALLAHAN MELTON was born January 5, 1883 at Yellville to Will CALLAHAN and Sarah VANZANDT CALLAHAN and passed away November 24, 1960 at the home on South 14. She was 77 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Frank MELTON of the home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Archie MORROW, of Yakima; Mrs. Graden MORROW, Yellville; three sons: Eb MELTON, Yakima, Omer MELTON and Doyne MELTON, Yellville; one brother Graden CALLAHAN, Belefonte, 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 26 at 2 p.m. in pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge. Pall Bears were Norvell BRILEY, G. D. HUDSPETH, D. G. MORROW, Burl KING, Carl KEETER and Cleo MARTIN.

The Mountain Echo, December 29, 1960 Issue: Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. Euna LAFFOON. Euna Marie LAFFOON, wife of Ware LAFFOON was born January 4, 1911 at Melborn, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Joe FREEMAN and Mittie FREEMAN. She moved with her parents, to Marion County when a young girl and had lived in the DeSota Springs area since her marriage. She passed away suddenly at the home at 1:30 P.M. December 24 while going about her household duties. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Ware LAFFOON; a son James of the home, a daughter Mrs. Bill WATTS of Harrison; one granddaughter; her mother, Mrs. Mittie FREEMAN of Flippin; a brother T. A. FREEMAN of Flippin; four sisters; Mrs. Opal LANGSTON, Yellville; Mrs. Troy MEARS, Sunnyside, Washington; Mrs. Ward WAGGONER, Heber Springs; and Mrs. Loy ESTES, Tieton, Washington. Funeral services were held December 27 at 2 p.m. in Yellville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Hugh May of Harrison officiating assisted by Rev. Roland Boyd. Burial was made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge. Pall Bearers were Joe CRAIG, Buck BLANKENSHIP, Bob WATTS, Claud WYNNE, and James CASEY.

BEAVERS, FITZGERALD, HALL, MAXEY, TILLEY Death Date Tuesday, March 28, 1961
The Mountain Echo, April 6, 1961 Issue: Services Held For Charles BEAVERS: Charles Henry BEAVERS, aged 77, a retired farmer, died at Boone County Hospital, March 28. He was a native of Baxter County and formerly lived at Aurora, Missouri and Flippin, Arkansas moving to Harrison five years ago. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Anna TILLEY BEAVERS; two sons, Luther BEAVERS of Wilmington, California, Pane BEAVERS of Aurora, Missouri; two daughters, Mrs. Arza HALL of Yellville and Mrs. Carl FITZGERALD of Tulsa; a sister, Mrs. Will MAXEY of Yellville, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Assembly of God Church by Rev. Don Walker. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by Holt Funeral Service.

The Mountain Echo, April 6, 1961 Issue: Services Held For Mrs. Zella HALL. Mrs. Zella Hall, aged 50, life resident of Yellville, died Sunday at the Marion County Hospital. She was born December 4, 1910, a daughter of Charles and Anna May BEAVERS. Survivors include her husband, Arza E. HALL; a son, H. C. HALL of Trenton, Missouri, a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Faye BROWN of Springfield, Missouri; her mother, Mrs. Anna Mae BEAVERS of Harrison; two brothers, Luther BEAVERS of Wilmington, California; Paul BEAVERS of Aurora, Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Carl FITZGERALD of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and one grandchild. Funeral was held Wednesday, April 5, 1961, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Don Walker, Harrison, Arkansas. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hobert ALLEN, Keith HAMLET, Doyne MELTON, G. O. TILLEY, L. E. HUDSON and Jim TURNER.

BURROW, DOSHIER, HARRIS, JOHNSON, MILLER, REED Death Date Saturday, June 17, 1961
The Mountain Echo, June 22, 1961 Issue: Services Held For James JOHNSON. James Campbell JOHNSON, aged 81, retired farmer of Yellville, died Saturday at the Marion County Hospital. He was a life resident of Marion county. Survivors include two sons, Woodrow JOHNSON of Yellville, J. C. JOHNSON of Anchorage, Alaska; three daughters, Mrs. Ewell DOSHIER and Mrs. Walter BURROW of Yellville, Mrs. Sanford REED of Lincoln, Nebraska; two brothers, Bob and Gus JOHNSON of Harrison; two sisters, Mrs. Ben HARRIS of Harrison, Mrs. Lizzie MILLER of Joplin, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge by Rev. M. J. Pollard. Burial was made in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by the Holt-Burnes Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dennis HARRIS, Carl JOHNSON, Ray JOHNSON, George JOHNSON, Lester MILLER, and Fred BURROW.

CALLAHAN, WHALEY Death Date Monday, July 17, 1961
The Mountain Echo, July 20, 1961 Issue: Services Held For Marvin CALLAHAN. Marvin Wallie CALLAHAN was born in Marion County November 21, 1876, and passed away in Marion County Hospital July 17, 1961, at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 26 days. He was a farmer and had lived in Marion County all his life. He was a Methodist. His wife preceded him in death July 17, 1944. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Henry WHALEY, Tahlequah, Okla.; two sons, J. Thurman CALLAHAN of Yellville and Claude CALLAHAN of Lake Wales, Fla., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete pending the arrival of some of the relatives. Also The Mountain Echo, July 27, 1961 Issue: Services Held For Marvin CALLAHAN. Funeral services for Marvin Wally CALLAHAN, who passed away July 17, were held July 21 at 2:30 at Pleasant Ridge Church with Rev. M. J. Pollard officiating. Burial was made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Yellville Funeral Home.

MELTON Death Date Wednesday, November 1, 1961
The Mountain Echo, November 16, 1961 Issue: Services Are Held For Infant Frank Gene MELTON. Frank Gene MELTON, Jr. was born Oct. 31, 1961 and passed away Nov. 1, 1961 in Marion County Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gene MELTON, one sister, Donna, of the home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omar MELTON. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by Rev. M. J. Pollard and Rev. R. R. Streeter. Yellville Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

BIUER, CASS, DOSHIER Death Date Tuesday, December 19, 1961
Boone County Headlight, December 21, 1961 Issue: Ed CASS, Retired Farmer, Succumbs. Ed CASS, aged 86, retired farmer of Harrison, and a resident of Boone county for eight years, died Wednesday at the Boone County Hospital. He was a prior resident of Marion county. Survivors include a son, Bill CASS of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Marie DOSHIER of Harrison and Mrs. Reba BIUER of Yellville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge church. Burial will be made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by Holt-Burnes Funeral Home.

BIRRER, COLE, DIXON, DOSHIER, HALL Death Date Wednesday, December 20, 1961
The Mountain Echo, December 21, 1961 Issue: William E. COLE Dies In Harrison. William Edgar COLE, 86, passed away Dec. 20, 1961 in Boone County Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Floyd DOSHIER, Harrison, and Mrs. Earthal BIRRER, Yellville; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services were conducted at New Hope Church by Rev. Dale Barnett of Flippin. Burial was made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Yellville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Floyd DOSHIER, Earthal BIRRER, Jay DOSHIER, Hollis HALL, Alfred HALL and Glenn DIXON.

YATES Death Date Sunday, April 8, 1962
The Mountain Echo, April 12, 1962 Issue: Services Held For Vernie YATES. Vernie Hamilton YATES, 74 an 18 year resident of the Floyd Burrow Store community, Marion County, died in the Marion County Hospital April 8. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two brothers, Wash YATES, Canova Park, Calif., and Frank YATES of Bath, New York. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M. J. Pollard at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Ridge church. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. The Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Mountain Echo, June 21, 1962 Issue: Last Rites For Andrew J. JONES. Funeral services for Andrew J. JONES, age 71, of the Blue John vicinity in Marion County were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 18 at Pleasant Ridge Church by Doyle Davenport. Mr. JONES was born in Douglas County, Missouri. He came to Marion County while young and spent most of his life in the vicinity until his death Saturday, June 16 at his home. Survivors are his wife, Angiline of the home, three daughters, Mrs. Melvin SINGLETON, Pekin, Ill.; Mrs. Daisy OSBORN and Mrs. Virgil HUMPHREY, both of Flippin; five sons, Louis of Heber Springs; Preston of Flippin; Hester, Robert and Jerry of Yellville; a sister, Mrs. Belle OTT, Flippin; five brothers, Henry JONES, Davenport, Iowa; Clarence JONES, Tuckerman, Ark., Loy JONES, Kansas City, Kansas; Ernie JONES, Summer, Wash.; Lon JONES, Yellville. Pallbearers were Edgar HALL, Alfred HALL, L. G. WAGONER, Kirby WAGONER, Cecil CASTNING and Sherman B. OTT. Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge.

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