Transcriptions of the “LEPANTO NEWS”
Provided by Joyce Hambleton Whitten.
Currently microfilm copies of these newspapers are available from the AR History Commission, or the Jonesboro Public Library
The number after “[LNR” is the roll number of the Microfiche as found at the Jonesboro Public Library or the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock. LNR = Lepanto News Review
LEPANTO NEWS 1937- Roll-1
ALEXANDER, Lawson – 24 Sep 1937-p4 [LNR-1] age 62yrs; of West Ridge died 17 Sep at his home; came from AL 3yrs ago; survived by wife, 8 daughters and 5 sons.
BALLARD, T.N. – 10 Sep 1937-p1 [LNR-1] of Jonesboro died Fri in Memphis hospital; services attended by
W.H. Powell, T.A. Holt of Marked Tree and H.R. Payne of West Memphis in Caruthersville.
BOWDEN, Alton – 31 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 16yrs of El Dorado, was killed in auto accident on 21 Dec; survived by mother, Mrs. M.S. Gaddy of El Dorado, father, A.B. Bowden of Lepanto, grandmother Mrs. F.A. Lauderdale of El Dorado, 2 aunts, Misses Gertrude and Ruby Foreman of New York City; Woodlawn cemetery in El Dorado.
BRACKETT, Charles – 3 Dec 1937-p8 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 58yrs; (article is torn) self-inflicted gun shot; survived by wife and 5 children; body shipped to Batesville.
BULLARD, Ernestine – 5 Nov 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 2yrs; died at home of parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bullard of the Frazier community of malaria.
CASADAY, Media Mrs. – 22 Oct 1937-p12 [LNR-1] age 38yrs; of Harrisburg Corner, formerly of Lepanto died at her home last week; wife of T.J. Casaday; Garden Point Cemetery.
COWIN, Jessie – 17 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] funeral at Searcy; attended by niece Mrs. W.C. Nowlin and her daughter Mrs. W.D. Henderson.
DEGROW, John – 17 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 31yrs formerly of Lepanto; died Sat when the truck he was riding in collided with another truck; survived by wife Evie, 3 children Ozelle, Jack and Katherine of near Marked Tree, father, S.J. Degraw, 3 brothers, Charles of Lepanto, Bill and Elmer of near Marked Tree, 3 small half-brothers, 3 sisters, Mrs. Smith of Al and Misses Leone and Louise Degraw; services in Iuka MS.
FRENCH, Homer – 12 Nov 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 46yrs of near Lepanto died Fri at Memphis hospital of cerebral hemorrhage; survived by wife and 5 children; Garden Point Cemetery
GATLIN, Auda Mrs. – 5 Nov 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 49yrs; died at her home near Rivervale Sun; survived by daughter Mrs. R.A. Anderson and several grandchildren; Potter’s Cemetery.
HADEN, Pattye Sue Miss – 3 Sep1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 17yrs; died of injuries in auto accident; daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eurey Haden of Jonesboro.
HAMMOCK, Tom B. – 15 Oct 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 74yrs; farmer of Etowah killed by hit and run driver Sat; survived by several children among whom are his daughter, Mrs. Connie Parish of Etowah and Bob Hammock of the Hatcher neighborhood; buried at Little White Sulphur Springs TN. See also 22 Oct1937-p1 [LNR-1] 2 men held in his death, “Red” Cain of Jonesboro and Bill Porter of Brookland. See also 22 Oct 1937-p12 Etowah News [LNR-1] family returned from Counce TN following burial of Mr. Hammock.
HARMON, W.H. – undated sheets at beginning of roll, preceding 3 Sep 1937 (possibly Vol. 1, No. 1) [LNR-1] age 64yrs; farmer of Etowah community died in Little Rock hospital Mon; auto accident; survived by wife and 4 children.
HODGES, infant – 15 Oct 1937-p4 [LNR-1] age 13mo died of colitis; buried Wed at Judsonia their former home; daughter of Mrs. Veona Hodges.
HUDGINS, Charles McKinley – 17 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 12yrs; was killed instantly on Sat when the truck he was riding in collided with another truck; buried at Ravenden Springs.
HULSEY, Pleas “Buddy” – 5 Nov 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 17 of West Ridge died of injuries when struck on the head with a bottle by John Cooner age 21 also of West Ridge; the 2 were distant cousins by marriage; survived by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Solon Hulsey and the following siblings at West Ridge, Mrs. Irene Hall, Mrs. Willie Lawson, Lonnell Hulsey, Robert Hulsey, Junior Hulsey, Lee Hulsey and Ernest Hulsey; Garden Point Cemetery; Conner is being held at the Osceola jail.
JACKSON, Andrew Stonewall – 10 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 59yrs of Etowah, died in Jonesboro hospital; came to this section from Wayne Co. TN nearly 40yrs ago; survived by son Grover, 2 brothers, A.C. and G.C. both of Etowah, 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Sceidmore of Safety Harbor FL and Mrs. Alice Kitchens of Hollywood MO and Bennie Jackson a nephew who he reared; pallbearers named; Garden Point Cemetery
JACKSON, R.A. – 10 Dec 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 50yrs of Whitton died last week in Tulsa OK; on a business trip; survived by wife Nettie, 2 daughters, Jennie Mae and Wilma; 3 sons, Robert, John and J.P.; Mrs. Jackson is sister of E.M. Calvert of Marked Tree; Whitton Cemetery.
KING, Margaret Louise Miss – 5 Nov 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 19yrs; died at home of parents, Mrs. Riley King of Lepanto on Tue of peritonitis; also survived by 2 sisters, Rebecca of Lepanto and Mrs. Thelma Roberts of St. Louis, City Cemetery.
MARTIN, Shirley Glenn – 22 Oct 1937-p12 Stillman News [LNR-1] daughter of Mrs. Shelby Martin; burial at Spear Lake Cemetery on Mon.
MORRIS, Mary “Ole Aunt” – 31 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 80yrs; “colored character around Lepanto, child slave and one time chamber maid on steamboats; came to Lepanto in 1916; she said she was 80 but her colored folks said that 90 “wuz just’ ‘bout right”
PEEPERS, A.V. Mrs. – 12 Nov 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 88yrs died at home of her son, C.C. Peepers near Lepanto on 9 Nov; survived by 3 children; Mrs. D. Stokes of Louisville MS, Mrs. W.G. Quinn of Noxapater MS and her son; Noxapater Cemetery.
PRESLEY, Coy – 29 Oct 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 21 of Harrisburg; was killed in head on collision Sun; died at Jonesboro hospital; funeral at Harrisburg.
RENSHAW, Charles – 29 Oct 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 54yrs; farmer of Harrisburg; died Mon at St. Bernard's Hospital of injuries received when he was hit by a Ford V-8; survived by wife, 2 sons, John of Marvell and Thomas, brother T.F. and 2 sisters, Mrs. L.H. Ford and Mrs. Carrie Reeves all of Harrisburg; burial at Harrisburg cemetery.
SHELTON, Guy – 12 Nov 1937-p4 [LNR-1] age 46yrs of Jonesboro, died at St. Bernard's Hospital Sat from self inflicted bullet wound; born near Trenton TN; resident of Jonesboro for 20yrs; survived by wife, 3 sons, Sanford, Richard and Billy and daughter Helen.
SIMS, Charles Irvin Jr. – 22 Oct 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 6yrs; was killed when he darted out from behind a parked car into the path of an oncoming car; son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Irvin Sims Sr. of Bowman; services were held at Bowman.
SMITH, J.H. – 15 Oct 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 67yrs; died Mon at his home in Jericho; native of Mayfield KY; survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Nat G. Terry of Clinton IN and Mrs. Sidney Mothershed of Sardis MS, son, J.H. of Como MS; burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pleasant Grove MS.
SNODGRASS, Morton – 26 Nov 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 47yrs of near Harrisburg, killed instantly north of Weiner Sat when struck by car; survived by wife and several children; Harrisburg cemetery.
SPLAWN, Jack – 10 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] bookkeeper for Dyess Colony was killed in auto accident; services were held at Dermot his home.
STRAWBRIDGE, J.S. – 10 Dec 1937-p4 [LNR-1] age 71yrs; semi-invalid died of severe burns at home near Tyronza when he knocked over a lamp; Whitton Cemetery.
SUMPTER, Clay – 29 Oct 1937-p1 [LNR-1] of Lepanto; critically injured in head on collision; treated at Jonesboro; sent to Memphis hospital where there is little hope for recovery; son of Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Sumpter of Lepanto. See also 5 Nov 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 23yrs; born and reared at Lepanto; services held Fri; survived by parents, brother Claiborne of State Sanatorium at Boonville; 2 sisters, Mrs. J.B. Tucker Jr. and Mrs. J.T. Jordan both of Memphis; pallbearers named; out of town relatives, Douglas Cruse of Little Rock brother of Mrs. Sumpter, Mrs. Fred Cruse, Z.P. Cruse and Mrs. Z. Cruse all of Cherry Valley; burial at Cherry Valley cemetery.
TAYLOR, Sarah Mrs. – 5 Nov 1937-p5 [LNR-1] age 91yrs; of Lepanto formerly of Trumann; survived by granddaughter, in Trumann; George DeHoff Church of Christ minister officiated.
TERRELL, infant – 5 Nov 1937-p8 Frazier News [LNR-1] daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lester Terrell; funeral at Wilson; Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Terrell and Mr. & Mrs. Tillie Terrell attended.
TWIST, Ira F. – 15 Oct 1937-p3 [LNR-1] age 80yrs; died at Twist last Tue.
WHEELER, Rexford Vinal – 10 Sep 1937-p4 [LNR-1] age 50yrs; of Marion died of heart ailment Tue; survived by mother Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Wheele3r of Jonesboro is seriously ill at Jonesboro hospital; also survived by wife, daughter Mary Berry Wheeler of Marion, son Ensign R.V. Wheeler Jr. of the USS Vincennes stationed at Boston.
WILSON, Flo Cowin Mrs. – undated sheets at beginning of roll, preceding 3 Sep 1937 (possibly Vol. 1, No. 1) [LNR-1] age 30yrs; pneumonia following surgery; funeral services at Searcy on Mon; survived by husband Hugh Wilson of Lula MS, parents Mr. & Mrs. Jess Cowin of Searcy, a sister, Mrs. Fern Rogers of Searcy and a young brother.
WOLF, Mary E. Mrs. –3 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 81yrs; of near Lepanto died Wed at home of grandson Virgil Wolf a short distance away; came from Coydon IN; her great granddaughter Mildred Louise Wolf, age 5mo also died; survived by 2 sons, Jess Wolf of Lepanto and James Wolf of Maryville MS, 3 daughters Mrs. Ida Warner, Mrs. Dora Baxley and Mrs. Mary Robb all of Lepanto; buried beside the great granddaughter in Lepanto City Cemetery.
WOLF, Mildred Louise – 3 Dec 1937-p1 [LNR-1] age 5mo; daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Wolf of near Lepanto died after her great grandmother, Mary E. Wolf died on Wed; survived by parents and brother, Jesse Franklin Wolf; Mildred and Mary were buried side by side at Lepanto City Cemetery on Thanksgiving day.
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