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Last Updated 27 August 2009

Contributed by William Highfill
Poteau Daily News (online edition)
Saturday 5 August 2006

Daniel "Dan" Wade Janway, 68, passed away July 28 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 9, 1938 in Ashmore, Texas. He was a 1956 graduate of Heavener High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Washington Army National Guard. He retired from the Boeing Company as an aeromechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Evelyn (Bowen) Janway and a brother William Janway. He is survived by his wife Virginia Lucy Eagan-Janway of Natalia, Texas; sons Paul Thomas of Seattle, Wash., Patrick Michael of Port Angeles, Wash., and Charles Floyd of San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Jack of San Antonio and Richard of Plano, Texas; sister-in-law Sally Janway of San Antonio; three sisters, Blanch "Jean" Janway-Kopsky and husband Richard of Lytle, Texas, Madge Janway-O'Conner and husband Kelly of West Point, Ms. and Kathryn "Kathy" Janway-King and Dennis of Blue Ash, Ohio; three grandchildren, Wendy Janway of Seattle, Michael Janway of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Amanda and Trevor Reid of Richmond, Va.; aunts, Prudie Jane Janway-Hairrell of Haw Creek and Lois Bowen-Jones of Mena, Ark.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Fanshawe School with Rev. Wayne Fowler and Rev. Larry Yandell officiating. Burial will be in the Blackfork Cemetery, Blackfork, Ark. Hurley Funeral Home, Devine, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by William Highfill
Greenwood Democrat (online edition)
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Jeannie Jenkins, 48, of Greenwood died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Harvest Time Tabernacle in Fort Smith. Memorial services were June 15, 2009, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated under the direction of the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Paul; stepdaughter, Lindsey Castley of Boise, Idaho; her mother, Fern Walton of Mansfield; a sister, Michelle Grebb of Greenwood; a brother, Dan Jordan of Nevada; and two step-grandchildren.

Contributed by Sandi Suggs
Amarillo Daily News
Feb. 25, 2000


Note: Eunice was a daughter of Fount Blackwell and Annie Green of Scott County, Arkansas.

White Deer--Eunice Johnson, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Amarillo. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in White Deer Church of Christ with Bright Newhouse, minister of Hedley Church of Christ, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Rowe Cemetery at Hedley by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Mrs. Johnson was born in Mena, Ark. Before moving to White Deer about 20 years ago, she lived in Hedley, where she owned and operated the Conoco service station. She was a member of the White Deer Church of Christ and White Deer Senior Citizens. She married Charlie Johnson in 1931 at Hollis, Okla. He died in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Milton of White Deer; a son, Perry "Bud" Johnson of Amarillo; a sister, Ollie Malone of Amarillo; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be to White Deer Senior Citizens or Rowe Cemetery at Hedley.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Friday, 15 September 2006

SHERWOOD Pauline Johnson, 83, of Sherwood, formerly of Fort Smith, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Sherwood. She was retired from Safeway Grocery in Fort Smith, a member of Bluff Avenue Baptist Church and the widow of Felix Johnson. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 1 p.m. at the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by a son, Bob Johnson of Sherwood; a sister, Shirley Strain of Alma; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Contributed by William Highfill
Heavener Ledger
Thursday, 30 June 2005

Vernon Eugene "Gene" Jones, 68 of howe, passed away Monday June 27, 2005. He was born December 17,1936 in Howe to Vernon and Imogene Jones. He was retired from Rheem Mfg. Gene received a calling late in life, serving as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Blackfork, Ark. He was most recently a member of Howe First Baptist. Funeral services were held, Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in West Gate (Family Cemetery). He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Jones; two daughters, Jeanne Jackson and husband Larry of Howe, Tina Blackwell and husband Gene of Haw Creek Community; one son, Don Jones and wife Brenda of Howe; one sister, Anna June Reeves of Lindsay; 2 brothers, Clifton Dean and Claude Alvin Jones both of Howe; 5 grandchildren, Aaron Gene Jackson and wife Tandi of Shawnee, Hannah Renee, Eddie Gene, and Jessie Lee Blackwell all of Haw Creek, Justin Jackson and wife Janissa of West Fork, Ark.; one great grandchild, Addison Jackson of West Fork, Ark.; three step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

Contributed by William Highfill
Poteau Daily News
Wednesday, 08 April 2009

Wilbern Lee Jones, 84, of Leflore, passed away April 4, 2009, in LeFlore. He was born July 14, 1924 in Clayton. He was a retired railroad engineer and attended school in Waldron, Ark. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. and served during WW II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. And Bernie (Hawkins) Jones; a sister, Clovis Freeman; and one great-grandchild, Margarette White. He is survived by his wife, Arma Lee of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Kenneth Huens of Poteau; a son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Pamela Jones of Mammoth, Ariz.; grandchildren Johnny and wife Laurie Cobb, Annette and husband Denver Turner, Janet M. and husband John White, Deanna D. and husband Gregg Fode and Robert and wife Cecy Jones; 13 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Friday, 21 August 2009

MANSFIELD Robert Joyce, 93, of Mansfield died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, in a local hospital. He was a retired cotton farmer, truck driver, a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church and the widower of Dorothy Joyce and Carol Joyce. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield First Baptist Church in Mansfield with burial at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by two daughters, Dana Holston of Littleton, Colo., and Linda Joyce of Tulsa; two sons, T. Bob Joyce of Mansfield and J.C. Joyce of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great- grandchildren. Viewing will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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