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BIRRER, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CONLON, HALL, JAMES, MELTON, MILLIGAN, MORROW, OTT, SMITH Death Date Thursday, July 19, 1962
(Death Date is NP issue date) The Mountain Echo, July 19, 1962 Issue: Yellville Man Dies At Wheel Of Car. John CARSON, a 64 year old resident of Yellville, was found dead in his car near Gassville Thursday morning about 10:45, apparently the victim of a heart attack while driving. CARSON had been to Mountain Home and was returning to Yellville when, near the city limits of Gassville, the car left the highway and went thru the fence and into a field, where it came to a stop. Only major damage to the car was a broken windshield, it was said. Authorities were summoned and Sheriff Jack Gregory, Deputy Fred Brunson, Johnny Arnold and Trooper Bill Manes investigated. A Memorial ambulance was also called and removed the body to their funeral home for coroner's investigation and autopsy. The body was later brought to the Yellville Funeral Home. John CARSON was born September 24, 1897 in the New Hope Community in Marion County, Ark., where he grew to manhood and was married to Gladys BIRRER, who preceded him in death May 14, 1952. Survivors include four children: J. Loyd CARSON, Napa, Calif., J. C. CARSON, Vallejo, Calif., Anna Sue CONLON, Vallejo, Calif. And Johnny O. CARSON, Wichita, Kans.; 11 grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs. Minnie MELTON, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Virgie CALLAHAN and Mrs. Howard MILLIGAN of Yellville. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Ridge at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 16, 1962 by Rev. Ray Edwards of Yellville. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jewell MORROW, Arza HALL, Floyd SMITH, Herbert OTT, G. W. OTT and Russell L. JAMES.

BEARDEN, DOSHIER, GIBSON, HUDSPETH, MORRIS, MORROW, OTT, PATTERSON, ROBERTS Death Date Friday, December 14, 1962
The Mountain Echo, December 20, 1962 Issue: Services Held Sunday For Thomas OTT. Thomas Peter OTT, 80, retired farmer, died at his home Friday, Dec. 14 following a long illness. He was born in the vicinity of Rush, March 24, 1882 to John B. and Mary DOSHIER OTT. Feb. 9, 1909 he was united in marriage to Huldah PATTERSON. He had resided in the vicinity of Pleasant Ridge most of his life. Mr. OTT was a member of the Methodist Church, and a Mason for more than 50 years. Survivors include his wife of the home and six children; Mrs. Binum ROBERTS, Stillwater, Okla.; J. R. OTT, Little Rock; Burl OTT, Marshall; Mrs. Leonard MORRIS, Harrison; Mrs. Lester GIBSON, Houston, Texas; and Mrs. G. D. HUDSPETH, Yellville; 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Four brothers: W. M. OTT, Eufaula, Okla.; Q. H. OTT, Garland OTT, William J. OTT, all of Yellville; three sisters; Mrs. Annie MORROW, Harrison; Mrs. Addie MORROW and Mrs. Walter BEARDEN of Yellville. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at Pleasant Ridge Church by Rev. Ray Edwards, pastor. Pallbearers were Herbert OTT, Virgil OTT, Fred BEARDEN, D. G. MORROW, Glenn MORROW, and Malcom PATTERSON. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Yellville Masonic Lodge. Interment was made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

BALDRIDGE, CALLAHAN, HALL, MARCHANT, MEARS Death Date Monday, February 4, 1963
Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 7 Feb 1963, pg 1 Flora Hall Dies Suddenly Flora MEARS HALL, 69, wife of Dock W. HALL, Yellville, passed away suddenly in her home Monday night, February 4. She was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late Ab MEARS and Charlotte MEARS, Oct. 17, 1893 and spent her entire life in the vicinity of Yellville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Verl HALL of Lincoln, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Doyne CALLAHAN, Wichita, KS; and Mrs. Eddie BALDRIDGE, Yellville; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jack MARCHANT, Sunnyside, WA and five brothers, Floyd MEARS, Seminole, OK; Ernie and Fred MEARS, Mabton, WA; Robert and Arch MEARS, Yellville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete as the Echo went to press.

CASEY, COWAN, HODGES, HUDSPETH, MAXEY, MORROW, OTT, PLUMMER, TREAT Death Date Monday, April 1, 1963
Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Thursday, 4 Apr 1963, pg 2 Funeral Services For Edd TREAT Eddie Wilson TREAT, 60, died Monday afternoon April 1 from a heart attack suffered while in the reception room of the doctor's office. He was born at Rea Valley June 25, 1902. Survivors include his wife, Inez of the home; a brother, Amos TREAT, Flippin; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie MAXEY, Mrs. Q. H. OTT, and Mrs. Walter PLUMMER, all of Yellville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. C. C. HODGES officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. B. OTT, Herbert OTT, James CASEY, Scott COWAN, D. G. MORROW, and G. D. HUDSPETH. Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of services. [

DEARMORE, DOSHIER, INGRAM, JAMES, JOHNSON, MELTON, OTT, PATTERSON Death Date Wednesday, April 24, 1963
The Mountain Echo, May 2, 1963 Issue: Services Held For Marvin DOSHIER. Marvin C. DOSHIER, 76, retired farmer and former Marion County assessor, died Apr. 24 in Marion County Hospital. He was born in Marion County, Aug. 11, 1886, a son of Ammon S. and Mary Jane INGRAM DOSHIER, and had lived his entire life in the Pleasant Ridge vicinity. Mr. DOSHIER had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years. Survivors are his wife, Elva of the home; two sons, Ewell DOSHIER, Yellville, and Artha DOSHIER of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. James PATTERSON, Leachville; a brother, Lee DOSHIER, Heber, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sat., Apr. 17 at Pleasant Ridge with Rev. Wm. Browning officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack DEARMORE, G. W. OTT, Herbert OTT, Russell JAMES, Doyne MELTON and Woodrow JOHNSON. Holt-Burnes Funeral Home was in charge of services.

ALLEN, BIRRER, BURROW, CARSON, DICKS, FAULKENBERRY, FIRESTONE, HALL, HORNER, JOHNSON, KEETER, MITCHELL, MORROW, NANNEY, OTT, PASCOE, PHILLIPS, PYLE, RICHARDSON, SMITH Death Date Thursday, May 9, 1963
The Mountain Echo, May 16, 1963 Issue: Last Rites For William Nanney. William E. Nanney, 88, a retired farmer of the Pleasant Ridge community, died May 9 in Marion County hospital. He had been a resident of Marion County 81 years. He was born Jan. 21, 1875 in North Carolina to Henry and Emiline (KEETER) NANNEY. In 1901 he married Mary Lou CARSON, who preceded him in death eight years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph PASCOE, Mrs. Hobert ALLEN, both of Yellville and Mrs. Rolf RICHARDSON, Wichita, Kans., and two grandchildren, Mrs. Donovan DICKS, West Plains, Mo. and Billy Ray ALLEN, Rantoul, Ill., and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 with the Rev. John R. Stratton, Lead Hill officiating. Active pallbearers were Troy FAULKENBERRY, Floyd BURROW, Walter BURROW, Floyd SMITH, Woodrow JOHNSON and Robert MITCHELL. Honorary pallbearers were Quince OTT, Dee PHILLIPS, George HORNER, George FIRESTONE, Cliff PYLE, Arza HALL, Howard MORROW and A. W. BIRRER. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. The Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of services.

ALLEN, BIRRER, HALL, JAMES, MINYARD, MITCHELL, PASCOE Death Date Friday, May 24, 1963
The Mountain Echo, May 30, 1963 Issue: Funeral Monday For Mrs. BIRRER: Augusta Mae BIRRER, 82, a resident of the New Hope community, died at the home of her son, Earthel BIRRER, rural Yellville, May 24. She was born in Auburn, Ind., July 20, 1880. Part of her life was spent in Kansas. She has been a resident of the New Hope community 48 years. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors are seven children: one daughter, Mrs. Dick MINYARD, Tulsa, Okla., and six sons, A. W. BIRRER, and Earthel BIRRER, Yellville, Wayland BIRRER, Arlington, Oregon, Edwin BIRRER, Leon BIRRER and LeRoy BIRRER, Visalia, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church at 3 p.m. May 27 with the Rev. Dale Barnett of Flippin in charge. Pallbearers were Joel JAMES, Alfred HALL, Ralph PASCOE, Hobert ALLEN, Melvin MITCHELL and Robert MITCHELL. Holt-Burns Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

BEARDEN, DOSHIER, JAMES, MORROW, OTT, PYLE, SNIPES, WOOD Death Date Monday, June 17, 1963
The Mountain Echo, June 20, 1963 Issue: Will OTT, Life Resident Dies. William J. Ott, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday in Marion County Hospital. He had been ill for sometime at the home of his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joel JAMES in the Pleasant Ridge community, where he made his home. He was born May 15, 1875 at Rush to John B. and Mary (DOSHIER) OTT, and had lived his entire life in Marion County. Mrs. Ott (Alice SNIPES), died in October 1960. Mr. OTT was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Joel JAMES, and Mrs. Jinks B. WOOD, both of Yellville; Mrs. Norvel PYLE, Glade Water, Texas, and Mrs. Garland JAMES, Milton Freewater, Ore., one son, Virgil OTT, Yellville; three brothers, Quince H. and Garland W. Ott, Yellville and W. M. OTT, Eufaula, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna MORROW, Harrison and Mrs. Addie MORROW and Mrs. Walter BEARDEN, Yellville; 14 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. Ray H. Edwards, pastor, officiating. Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

COLLINS, DAVID, ILLNESS, SCHOOLFIELD, WOOTON Death Date Tuesday, June 18, 1963
The Mountain Echo, June 20, 1963 Issue: Mrs. SCHOOLFIELD Dies Following Short ILLNESS. Mrs. Elizabeth L. SCHOOLFIELD, 59, of the Pleasant Ridge community, died June 18 at Marion County Hospital following a short illness. She was born Dec. 9, 1903 at Hopkinsville, Ky., to James L. and Sophia M. DAVID. She had been a resident of Marion County 19 years. Mrs. SCHOOLFIELD had been a member of the Methodist Church 25 years, a past matron of Yellville Chapter No. 202 Order of the Eastern Star, and at the time of her death was secretary of the chapter. Survivors are the husband, Cleo of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Gus WOOTON, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Nina SCHOOLFIELD, St. Louis, Mo., one sister, Mrs. Elmo COLLINS, Kansas City, Mo., and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 20 at the Pleasant Ridge Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ray Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Holt-Burns Funeral Home is in charge of services.

BAXTER, HORNER, JAMES, JOHNSON, KEETER, OTT, PYLE, SMADES, STOKES, WATTS Death Date Sunday, April 5, 1964
The Mountain Echo, April 16, 1964 Issue: Mrs. WATTS Buried At Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Ida Sarah WATTS, 82, died April 5 at a nursing home in Springfield, Mo. She was born Oct. 11, 1881 on a farm south of Yellville to Mr. and Mrs. John HORNER. She married Frank JAMES in December 1904. To this union three children were born. Several years after Mr. JAMES died she married Frank WATTS. They later moved to Springfield. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. D. W. BAXTER of Springfield, Mo.; a son; Sherrill JAMES of Denver, Colo.; a brother, George HORNER, rural Yellville; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie STOKES of Rupert, Idaho and Mrs. Myrtle SMADES of Homedale, Idaho; eight grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Dick Hurst officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl KEETER, Woodrow JOHNSON, D. W. BAXTER, C. W. PYLE, G. W. OTT and Joel JAMES. Holt-Burnes Funeral Home arranged local services. [Grave is marked Ida JAMES.]

BRIGHTWELL, BURRIS, DODD, HUDSPETH, JONES, MARTIN, MOREAU, OTT, RORIE, SEVERSON, TREAT, WOOD Death Date Sunday, July 12, 1964
The Mountain Echo, July 16, 1964 Issue: Accident Takes Butch HUDSPETH's Life Sunday. David Allen, better known as Butch, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. HUDSPETH, Rt. 3, Yellville, died from injuries received in a one car accident early Sunday morning on Hwy. 68 one mile west of Huntsville. The car in which he was riding failed to make a curve and went off the highway, striking a tree. Two companions, Bennie Timmons 21, Bremen, Ky., and Joel B. Workman 23, Stilwell, Okla., driver of the car, also died in the accident. John Howard, 20, of Ft. Smith, is in serious condition in the Huntsville hospital. All were students at Fort Smith Junior College. David Allen was born June 11, 1945 at Harrison to G. D. and Sadie (OTT) HUDSPETH. He attended Yellville-Summit grade and high school, graduating with the class of '63. Other survivors are two brothers, James Dennis and John Thomas, three sisters, Lois Ann and Laura Louise of the home, and Mrs. G. D. BURRIS of Cotter; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Huldah OTT, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. G. W. OTT, both of rural Yellville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. M. J. Pollard officiated assisted by the Rev. Rayburn Jackson, and Dick Hurst. "Beautiful Isle" and "I'll Not Be A Stranger" were sung by a trio composed of Mrs. Bob Duren, Mrs. Bill Keeter, and Mrs. Vernon Parker. The were accompanied by Miss Joyce Doshier. Pallbearers were Stevie JONES, Terry WOOD, Doyne TREAT, Marvin BRIGHTWELL, Hugh BRIGHTWELL and Larry DODD. Honorary pallbearers were Loyd MOREAU, Joe Dillard, Bob MARTIN, Cleo MARTIN, George A. SEVERSON and Gay RORIE. Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of services.

ADAMS, BRIGHTON, CALLAHAN, DOSHIER, FUNK, HUDDLESTON, JONES, MATICHAK, RHODES, SEEMANN, WICKERSHAM Death Date Monday, August 3, 1964
The Mountain Echo, August 6, 1964 Issue. Rites Held Today For Mrs. CALLAHAN. Mrs. Evelyn SEEMANN CALLAHAN, 52, Rt. C, Yellville, died Aug. 3 at Marion County Hospital following a long illness. She was born April 4, 1912 at Joliet, Ill., to William F. and Margarette (RHODES) SEEMANN. She married Thurman CALLAHAN June 9, 1931. Survivors are the husband and a son, Larry of the home, another son, Freddie of Lexington, Mo.; and a daughter, Mrs. Richard BRIGHTON of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Kate FUNK and Mrs. Marie MATICHAK, both of Joliet, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Church with the Rev. Dale Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Casketbearers will be G. L HUDDLESTON, E. B. ADAMS, Harold DOSHIER, Calvin JONES, Albert WICKERSHAM, and C. E. DOSHIER. Holt Burns Funeral Home are in charge of funeral arrangements.

CAMPBELL, DOSHIER, DUFFEY, GATTIS, HOWARD, KEETER, LEFEVERS, OTT, PYLE, WATERS, WHITE, WOOD, YANCY Death Date Saturday, August 8, 1964
The Mountain Echo, August 13, 1964 Issue: Services Sunday For Jim GATTIS. James Edward GATTIS, 75, a retired farmer, died Aug. 8 the Marion County Hospital. Mr. GATTIS was born at Lauratown Dec. 23, 1888 to William Berry and Nancy Jane (HOWARD) GATTIS. He had lived in Marion County more than 50 years. He was married to Alma WATERS who died in the spring of 1922. He later married Ethel (WHITE) DUFFEY, who survives. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John D. LEFEVERS of Yellville, Mrs. Joe CAMPBELL of Melbourne, Mrs. C. H. YANCY of Mulberry; two sons, Howard A. GATTIS of Seattle, Wash., Roy Gene GATTIS of Yellville; and two stepsons, Ray DUFFEY of Yellville and J. W. DUFFEY of Cowiche, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with John R. Lyon officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Casketbearers were Arlie KEETER, Earl WOOD, C. W. PYLE, Virgil OTT, Garland OTT, and Howard DOSHIER. Holt-Burns Funeral Home was in charge of services.

BALDRIDGE, BURROW, CALLAHAN, CARSON, FISK, JAMES, MELTON, MILLIGAN, SMITH, WILLIAMS Death Date Thursday, August 20, 1964
The Mountain Echo, August 27, 1964 Issue: Services Held Aug. 22 For Mrs. Virginia CALLAHAN. Mrs. Virginia CALLAHAN, aged 75, life resident of Yellville, died August 20 at the Marion County Hospital. She was born December 7, 1889 to Pat and Emma (BURROW) CARSON. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Doyne CALLAHAN of Wichita, Kans. and Jim CALLAHAN of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Bill WILLIAMS of Webb City, Okla., Mrs. Gerald SMITH of Wichita, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie MELTON of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Howard MILLIGAN of Bruno and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist church with the Rev. Dale Barnett officiating. Burials was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brown FISK, Russell JAMES, Jim MILLIGAN, Audie SMITH, Eddie BALDRIDGE, and Oliver CARSON.

BILES, CASS, DOSHIER, ENGLAND, MOODY, WALLACE, WILSON Death Date Wednesday, December 9, 1964
The Mountain Echo, December 10, 1964 Issue: Floyd J. DOSHIER Loses Life In Car Accident. Floyd J. DOSHIER, Jr., 25, of Harrison, former Yellville resident, died instantly in a collision about 1 mile west of Western Grove on highway 65 Tuesday night about 11:55. The 1958 Oldsmobile he was driving sideswiped a 1963 Chevrolet truck driven by Joe England of Everton. Altho the collision was termed "sideswipe", it lacked but a little being a head-on collision, it was reported. The accident occurred on a straight stretch of road, just a short distance beyond a rise in the road, investigating officers said. The car traveled down through the ditch and a fence before stopping but did not turn over. Passengers in the car were Barbara BILES, 18, Harrison; ____es WILSON 27, Harrison; Joe WALLACE, Pindall, and DOSHIER'S sister, Sherry, 18, of Harrison. Sherry apparently was not seriously injured but Miss BILES, WILSON and WALLACE were hospitalized in apparent serious condition and WALLACE died Wednesday morning. ENGLAND appeared not seriously injured. Trooper Hansel Bradford investigated the accident. Mr. DOSHIER was born June 2, 1939 at Yellville, the son of Floyd J. Sr. and Marie CASS DOSHIER of Harrison. The family lived here until 10 years ago, in the home where Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sims now live, located on the Big Springs Road, 4 miles south of Yellville. The family moved from here to Washington state, then Wichita, Kans., before moving to Harrison some six or eight years ago. Other survivors are a brother, Dale of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley MOODY, Atlanta, Ga.; and grandmother, Mrs. Media CASS of Harrison. Funeral services will be in the Pleasant Ridge Methodist church with the date and time to be announced later by the Christeson Funeral Home.

BALDRIDGE, BURLESON, DOSHIER, HORN, JOHNSON, MATLOCK, OTT, PATTERSON, RISLEY, SULLIVAN Death Date Saturday, February 27, 1965
The Mountain Echo, March 4, 1965 Issue: Services Held For Mrs. PATTERSON. Mrs. Mary (Boo) PATTERSON, 90, of Kansas City, Mo. died Feb. 27 at a Kansas City hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1874 at Yellville, to Smith and Harriet (HORN) MATLOCK. She had lived in Kansas City 15 years. Survivors are a son, Clyde D. PATTERSON of North Hollywood, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille PATTERSON and Mrs. Mourean SULLIVAN, both of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Leonard MATLOCK of Hot Springs; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held as 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Yellville Methodist Church with the Rev. Rayburn Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie BALDRIDGE, Ulis BURLESON, James JOHNSON, Garland OTT, Howard DOSHIER and Burl RISLEY. Christeson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

AND, CARSON, COWAN, DUHON, FIRESTONE, JOHNSON, KEATHLEY, MILLIGAN, MOON, NIECE, PASCOE, POLOS, REID Death Date Friday, March 5, 1965
The Mountain Echo, March 11, 1965 Issue: Interred At Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Ottie CARSON KEATHLEY of North Little Rock died March 5 at the Baptist hospital there. Funeral services were held at Griffin-Legget Chapel Monday morning at 9:30 and the body was brought to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery for burial. Graveside services were held there by her pastor. Pallbearers were Howard MILLIGAN, Woodrow JOHNSON, George FIRESTONE, Ralph PASCOE, Scot COWAN and Jim DUHON. Mrs. KEATHLEY was born in 1892, the daughter of Riley and Cordelia REID. She was married to Pat CARSON and resided in Marion County until 1918 when the family moved to Oklahoma, later settling in Little Rock. Mr. CARSON died in 1933. Mrs. KEATHLEY is survived by seven children, Joel and Eddie CARSON of California, J. C., Aubrey, and Jack CARSON, Mrs. P. E. MOON, Mrs. George POLOS, all of North Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; one brother, Graden REID of Little Rock AND A NIECE, Mrs. Scot COWAN of Yellville. Mrs. KEATHLEY visited here often and has many friends in this area.

BEAVERS, BRANTLEY, COOPER, HUDSON, JAMES, LAFFOON, MAXEY, OTT, ROBISON, SETZER, WEAVER Death Date Tuesday, March 9, 1965
The Mountain Echo, March 11, 1965 Issue: Boat Accident Claims Rush Man's Life. Bill MAXEY, 76, lifelong resident of Rush, lost his life Tuesday as a result of a boat accident on the Buffalo River. MAXEY left home about 11 a.m. Tuesday to walk to Tony Bend, and bring a boat back down the river. When he failed to come home neighbors tried to find him but were unsuccessful and the sheriff's office was asked to aid in the search about midnight. Sheriff George Hickey, Deputy Eli Hughes, Coroner Tank Rea and volunteer searchers began a systematic search of the river and banks and MAXEY's boat was finally found, caught against a willow tree, underwater, about a mile below Tony Bend. The search continued and MAXEY's body was found about mid-morning Wednesday by Fred Dirst, Bill Keeling and Henry Johnson, about a mile below Tony Bend. The body was lying by a large rock near the river and indications were MAXEY had been crawling for some distance before he played out. Some searchers speculate that the boat overturned from some cause and MAXEY was able to get to shore but suffered some sort of injury when the boat turned over which prevented his being able to get home. Their theory is the accident probably occurred during the warmest time of a reasonably warm day and unless he was injured, he would have kept warm walking homeward. Another theory held by some is that MAXEY suffered a light stroke and fell out of his boat and, while he made it to shore, the effects of the stroke prevented his being able to make it home. Coroner Tank Rea ruled that MAXEY died from exposure, it was reported. [Also] The Mountain Echo, March 18, 1965 Issue: Services Held For Bill MAXEY. William Henry MAXEY, 76, of Rush was buried Friday in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. Don Cooper and Rev. C. C. Hodges officiating. Pallbearers were Tom HUDSON, Sherman B. OTT, Sam SETZER, Robert ROBISON, Vern WEAVER and Manuel JAMES. Mr. MAXEY was found dead on the west bank of the Buffalo River the morning of March 10 after being involved in a boat accident Tuesday evening two miles upstream from the mouth of Rush Creek. He managed to get out of the river but was wet and apparently suffered injuries that rendered him unable to return home. Death was attributed to exposure. He was born Oct. 9, 1888 near Yellville to Henry W. and Malissie (COOPER) MAXEY and was a lifetime resident of Marion County. He was married to the former Minda BEAVERS in 1911. Survivors are the wife of the home, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann BRANTLEY, Yellville, and Mrs. Perilda LAFFOON, Searcy. Holt-Burns Funeral Home made funeral arrangements.

ADAMS, AVEY, BERGMAN, CAVANESS, DAVENPORT, DODD, FAULKENBERRY, FOSTER, GUFFY, HORNER, HUDSPETH, LAYTON, MARTIN, MCENTIRE, MILLIGAN, MORROW, PYLE, YOUNG Death Date Thursday, April 8, 1965
The Baxter Bulletin, April 22, 1965 Issue: Clifton W. PYLE Dies at Yellville. Clifton W. PYLE, 63, native of Marion County and a ranger for the State Forestry Department, died at a Yellville hospital April 8. Funeral services were held April 11 at the Yellville Baptist Church, with Bro. Dick Hurst officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery and was under the direction of the Holt-Burns Funeral Service of Yellville. Pallbearers were George YOUNG, Bobby FAULKENBERRY, Charley CAVANESS, Leo AVEY, Jewell MORROW, and G. D. HUDSPETH. Honorary pallbearers were George BERGMAN, George CAVANESS, Harold FOSTER, Howard MILLIGAN, Cleo MARTIN, Troy FAULKENBERRY, Ominus MCENTIRE and Lucian LAYTON. Mr. PYLE, who resided in the New Hope community near Yellville, had been a forest ranger for 15 years and was assistant district forester at the time of his death. He was born in Marion County Nov. 30, 1901, the son of George M. PYLE and Argenta GUFFY PYLE, and was a lifetime resident of the county. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Inez HORNER PYLE of the home; a son, G. C. PYLE of Rantoul, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Odale DAVENPORT and Mrs. Murle DODD, both of Yellville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his father, George M. PYLE, Sr. of Yellville; four brothers, Olaf of Yellville, Hoyt of Little Rock, George Jr. of Fort Smith and Norville, of Gladewater, Tex.; and his sister, Mrs. Walter ADAMS of Carthage, Mo.

BEAVERS, GIBSON, HALL, HUDSON, MAXEY, SETZER Death Date Monday, June 7, 1965
The Mountain Echo, June 10, 1965 Issue: Rites For Mrs. MAXEY At Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Mary Minda MAXEY, 74, of Rush, died June 7 at Marion County hospital where she had been a patient several weeks. She was the widow of Bill MAXEY who drowned three months ago in the Buffalo River at Rush. Mrs. MAXEY was born Sept. 26, 1890 at Buford, Ark., to Samuel and Jane GIBSON BEAVERS. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Only survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Ridge Church with burial in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Don Walker and Eldon King officiated. Pallbearers were Tom HUDSON, Paul BEAVERS, Melton BEAVERS, H. C. HALL, and Sam SETZER. Holt-Burnes Funeral Home made funeral arrangements.

BARRON, BURLESON, CASEY, DEAN, FISHER, HAND, HURT, STILL, WHITLOW Death Date Wednesday, June 9, 1965
The Mountain Echo, June 17, 1965 Issue: Rites Friday For Geo. A. DEAN. George A. DEAN, 71, a retired farmer of rural Yellville, died June 9 at Marion County Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Assembly of God church. He was born Nov. 20, 1893 at Hanley, Neb., a son of Andrew and Rosa (FISHER) DEAN. He was married March 14, 1932 to Libby HAND who survives. He had lived in Marion County 33 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. C. C. Hodges officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Pallbearers were John HURT, Noel WHITLOW, James CASEY, Rufus STILL, Darrell BARRON and Ulis BURLESON. Holt-Burnes Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.


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