OBITUARIES FROM THE NEVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE- 1931
Submitted by Jerry McKelvy
Date is issue of paper
Name; age; cemetery; cause of death if given
L. P. Beidleman; 62; burial at Texarkana
P. H. Alsobrook; 70; former mayor; survived by wife and 6 children (listed)
Dempsey P. Hazzard; born 9-24-1847 in MS; to AR in 1849; died 12-5-1930; married (1) Nancy Hirst in 1867; had 4 children (listed)—2 survive; married (2) Rosie Marlar; grave found at Mt. Moriah Cem.; see 2-5-1931 issue also
Miss Mildred Bemis; died 1-14-1931 in Colorado; burial at DeAnn Cem.
Frank Dixon; colored; shot by Milton Royston; news article
John Henry; 51; survived by wife and 5 children; Bluff City Cem.
D. P. Hazzard; a memorial; see 1-15-1931 issue also
(Infant) Almand; child of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Almand; mentioned in local news column
Mrs. Sidney Nelson; born 9-29-1852; died 2-2-1931; survivors listed; Liberty Cem.
J. W. Nelson; 77; survived by wife and 5 children; Sweet Home Cem. (Hempstead Co.)
Bennie Coleman; born 3-19-1884 near Boughton; died 1-23-1931; survived by one brother and two sisters (listed); Pleasant Ridge Cem.
W. H. Robinson; 83; survived by wife and 10 children (listed); Rose Hill Cem.
Nat Martin; car-train accident; DeAnn Cem.; see 3-12-1931 issue also
Mrs. Florence Cassia Ridling Purtle; 82; born 1848; died 2-14-1930; married Thomas Purtle; had 8 children—5 survive; Laneburg Cem.
Thomas Jefferson Purtle; born 1849; died June, 1928; married Frances C. Ridling in 1871; had 8 children—5 survive; Laneburg Cem.
Johnie L. Gillespie; born 12-17-1857; died 2-23-1931; married Eliza A. Weaver; had 11 children; survived by 7 children (listed); Holleman Cem. (Ouachita Co.)
Miss Mary Ellen DeWoody; 18; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George DeWoody; Bluff City Cem.; see 4-16-1931 and 7-30-1931 issues also; obituary had May instead of Mary
Mrs. Malinda C. Brock; 82; DeAnn Cem.
Nat Martin; a memorial; see 3-5-1931 issue also
Samuel W. Chambless; 73; Beard’s Chapel Cem. (Hempstead Co.)
Mrs. John W. Cline; 61; died in China while doing missionary work; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whaley
Lawrence J. Purtle; 75; died 2-14-1931; Bluff Springs Cem.; see 4-23-1931 and 4-30-1931 issues also
Perry Burkett; born 10-31-1849; died 2-19-1930; survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter (listed); grave found at Caney Cem.
Bobbie Nell Spencer; 17 months; daughter of K. Spencer; Union Cem. local news column
Mrs. Charlie Duke; 32; survived by husband and 4 children; DeAnn Cem.
Mrs. Ola Lambert; died 3-24-1931; survived by husband and one child; Caney Cem.
Mary Ellen DeWoody; a memorial poem; see 3-12-1931 and 7-30-1931 issues also
Estell Holder; 18 months; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Holder; Piney Grove Cem.
Mrs. A. H. Lambert; died 3-30-1931; survived by husband, 1 daughter, mother, 3 sisters, 6 brothers (listed); Caney Cem.
L. J. Purtle; died 3-14-1931; a memorial poem; see 3-19-1931 and 4-30-1931 issues also
(????); child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy ????; Union Cem.; local news; hard to read
Jack F. J. Johnson, Jr.; 29; died 4-26-1931; survived by parents, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, wife, 1 daughter (listed); DeAnn Cem.
L. J. Purtle; born 11-12-1855; married Bertie Bennett 1878; died 3-14-1931; see 3-19-1931 and 4-23-1931 issues also
Willis W. Atkins; 80; died 4-22-1930; survived by wife, 4 sons, 4 daughters (listed); grave found at Mt. Olive Cem.
Dallas White; 17; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. White; survived by parents, 1 sister, 1 brother; Union Cem.
Mary C. Jackson; survived by 3 daughters, 2 sons; grave found at Holly Springs Cem.
Mrs. M. A. Turner; 82; died 5-15-1931; survived by 1 daughter, 5 children; 2 brothers; Bluff City Cem.
Mrs. T. E. Goheen; died 5-15-1931; survived by husband, 1 son, 1 daughter; Moscow Cem.; local news item.; see 6-25-1931 issue also
Mrs. I. N. Tunnell; 65; died 5-31-1931; see 6-25-1931 issue also
Clyde Thompson; born 6-5-1913; died 6-6-1931; survived by parents, 6 brothers, 1 sister; Piney Grove Cem.
Mrs. I. N. Tunnell; Laura Enola Irvin Tunnell; born 10-8-1866; died 5-31-1931; married Ike Tunnell; 1885; had 15 children; Ebenezer Cem. near Bluff City
Mr.s. T. E. Goheen; 50 yrs, 6 mths., 12 days; died 6-12-1931; survived by husband, 1 daughter, 1 son, 2 sisters, 3 brothers
Ruby Lee Dougan; 9 months; born 9-20-1930; Snell Cem.
Mary DeWoody; a memorial poem; see 3-12-1931 and 4-16-1931 issue also
Mrs. Mary Forrester; 39; typhoid fever; survived by 1 son, parents, 3 sisters, 4 brothers; DeAnn Cem.; two articles
(Baby) Buford; child of Earl Buford; mentioned in local news column
Vester Sanders; 39; survived by parents, 1 sister; Snell Cem.
Watson Albert Porter; 34; survivors listed; DeAnn Cem.; hard to read
Mrs. Hazel Cox Dixon; died 9-13-1931; survived by husband, 1 son, mother, 1 brother, 3 sisters (listed); Corinth Cem.
W. N. Formby; typhoid fever; survived by wife, 3 daughters, 4 sons; DeAnn Cem.; see 10-1-1931 issue also
Mrs. Nancy T. Gee; 74; died in Colorado; survived by 1 daughter, 1 son; DeAnn Cem.
Martina Cummings; 9 yrs, 8 mths., 27 days; died 9-24-1931; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cummings
W. N. Formby; a memorial; see 9-24-1931 issue also
Mary Elizabeth Blagg; born in Texas; died 10-6-1931
Mrs. Nan Woodul; 77; Harmony Cem.; two articles
Patrick E. Bryson; 85; survived by 1 daughter, 2 sons; Liberty Cem.
Mrs. Ella Russell; 48; survived by 2 daughters; burial at Lewisville
Mrs. Ford Stringley; died 11-11-1931; survived by husband, 1 son, parents, 3 sisters (listed)
Mrs. Amanda Snodgrass; 75; survived by 1 daughter, 1 son; Piney Grove Cem.
Mrs. Amanda Raines; 68; pneumonia; survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters; Piney Grove Cem.
Mrs. Gertie Parker; wife of J. B. Parker; died 11-9-1931; Ebenezer Cem.; local news item
(Grandma) Parris; survived by 6 children; White Oak Cem. at DeAnn (Hempstead Co.)
S. L. Fuller; 63; survived by wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter; Bodcaw No. 1 Cem.
Will Knight; 35; shot during fight near Falcon; news article; see 12-31-1931 issue also; grave found at Union Cem.
Melba Lowe; 3; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lowe; Minden, LA cemetery
Mrs. Ola Christopher; 41; survived by husband, 1 son, mother, 4 sisters, 1 brother (listed); DeAnn Cem.; see 12-24-1931 issue also
Robert Lee Waddle; 7; son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Waddle; Harmony Cem.
Ola Andrews Christopher; died 12-14-1931; died in Little Rock after a severe pain in head; see 12-17-1931 issue also
Roy Smith; colored; about 25; found dead at abandoned oil well with throat slashed; had been missing several days; news article
Willie Knight; died 12-14-1931; see 12-17-1931 issue also