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Last Updated 22 July 2010

Contributed by William Highfill
Benton County Daily Record, Online edition
Monday, 10 November 2003

Wesley J. Keith, 83, of Rogers, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at his home with his family present. He was born Jan. 8, 1920, near Blue Ball in Scott County, Ark., to Jesse W. Keith and Rhoda Mae Jones Keith. He lived most of his early life west of Danville, Ark., in Yell County in the area known as Dutch Creek. He was a widely known Primitive Baptist elder. He married Elaine Stanberry on Sept. 2, 1937. He moved to Rogers in 1974 to accept the pastoral care of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church. He was also retired from the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, Calif., where he was involved in the building of nuclear submarines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Stanberry Keith, in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Rutledge Keith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom J. Keith and Henri R. Keith of Bentonville, Ark., and Wesley D. Keith and Katie Keith of Searcy, Ark.; a daughter and son-in-law, LaRhoda Murphy and Thomas R. Murphy of Napa, Calif.; three sisters, Priscilla Horn of Danville, Ark., and Emma Woodard and Evie Clemmons, both of Waldron, Ark.; a brother, Jesse Keith of Crawford County, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Rogers. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church of Little Flock, Ark., with Elder Hugh Sears of Springfield, Mo. Burial will be in the Little Flock Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Keith, Monte Murphy, Brian Murphy, Larry Oates, Paul Lindsey and Don Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Little Flock Cemetery in care of Paul Lindsey, 911 Rachel Ave., Bentonville, AR 72712, or to St. Mary's Hospice.

Contributed by Debbie Johnson
The Heavener Ledger, page 7
2 February 1967

Funeral service for Wes Kimbro, 75, a resident of Heavener since 1902, was held Wednesday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Heavener Memorial Park. Mr. Kimbro, born at Waldron Sept. 1, 1891, died Monday at the Poteau hospital. He was a member of the Heavener Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and was a veteran of World War I. He moved to Poteau about a year ago. Rev. Mitchell Lowery, pastor of the Poteau Methodist Church, officiated at funeral rites. Pallbearers were Buck Stewart, Hermon Sharpe, Howard Council, Gene Jackson, Marvin Stuart and Clarence Williams. Survivors include his wife Mige; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Babb of Poteau; two brothers, Monroe of San Antonio and T.C. of Tulsa; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Davis of Okemah, Mrs. Beulah Hinds of Tulsa and Mrs. Bea Wilkerson of Heavener; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Debbie Johnson
The Heavener Ledger, page 1
24 July 1969

Funeral service for Ben F. King, 94, probably oldest person in this immediate area, was conducted Thursday morning at 11:00 at the United Methodist Church in Heavener. Mr. King was born here during the Indian Territory days, April 14, 1875. Living first at Poteau, then in Kansas, in the Loving community, the Kings moved to the Hicks community, in the Haw Creek area about 1916. Mr. King farmed and ranched, and ran cattle in the open range country. In about 1947 he operated a store and station at Blackfork River near the Greenberry Webster hole, and moved to Heavener in 1951. Rev. Don Price, pastor of the church, was to officiate at funeral services. Burial was to be in the Loving Cemetery with graveside rites by the Heavener Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son, Frank King of Heavener; four daughters, Irene Bateman of Heavener, Laura Belle King of New York City, Mary Thompson of Atlanta, Lucy Ann Allen of Kansas City.

Contributed by William Highfill
Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR (gazettetimes.com)
Wednesday, 07 April 2010
Sept. 27, 1917 - April 4, 2010

Elden "Red" L. Kinion passed away peacefully in his home in Corvallis on Easter Sunday. He was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Waldron, Ark., to Lonan Kinion and Ethel (Newman) Kinion. Red met Edith Lawson while living in Waldron, and they married in 1936. He worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma until moving in 1938 to the West Coast, settling in South Bend (Newport). There he worked in the local fishing and crabbing industry. The Kinions moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1942, and Red worked at the Kaiser Shipyards. In 1946, they moved to Turner, where he began a career as a lumber grader in the timber industry. In 1954, they moved to Corvallis, where Red continued his career at Rex Clemons Lumber until 1971. After the closure of Clemons Lumber, he worked for eight years at Fort Hill Lumber Co. in Willamena until his retirement in 1979. He was preceded by the death of his wife, Edith, in 1991; his brother, Clarence Kinion; and his sister, Maudie Mitchell. He married Lela Razer on Oct. 23, 1993. He is survived by his wife, Lela; children, Arthur Neal Kinion of Corvallis, Rodney Dale Kinion of Albany, Lajane Dyer of Albany, Brenda Thompson of Silverton, and Daniel Lee Kinion of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Mazel Lindsey of Gresham, Nora Johns of Stayton, and Vernice Moug of Roseburg; grandsons Jeff Roebuck of Albany, Kelly Dyer of Albany, and Chris Zimmerman of Lake Oswego; step-grandsons, Keith and Tim Dyer of Albany, James Razor of Corvallis, and Terry Bollinger of Corvallis; granddaughters, Raynell Robinson of Woodburn, Michelle Zimmerman of Sherwood, and Lonnie Hollifield of Albany; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, loved gardening, and enjoyed bird hunting in Eastern Oregon with relatives and friends. He was a sports enthusiast who loved attending all the kids' activities and was a huge Oregon State Beaver fan. Red belonged to the Kings Circle Assembly of God Church, where he served as a board member several times. From 1988 to 2009, he served as a lay minister at the Heart of the Valley and Corvallis nursing homes. Visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 9 at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis. A celebration of Red's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Kings Circle Assembly of God in Corvallis. Our entire family is very grateful for the kind and generous services of Benton Hospice Service. Contributions to Benton Hospice can be made in care of McHenry Funeral Home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Booneville Democrat (online edition)
Sunday 18 July 2010

LaRae Kregel, 68 of Greenwood, passed away July 8, 2010 in her home in Greenwood. She was born May 6, 1942 in Mansfield to Billy Ray and Laverne (Allison) Lowe. After a thirty five year battle with cancer, LaRae is finally at rest with the Lord. Her unrelenting praise and love of God has taught her surviving family the true meaning of living and unconditional love. She was retired from the Ace Comb Company in Booneville and was a member of the Glendale Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2010 at The Glendale Baptist Church near Booneville with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She was the beloved wife of Reed Kregel of the home; loving mother of one daughter, Lesa Haller of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sons, Scott Haller and wife Kathy of Greenwood, Arkansas and Brett Haller and wife Julia of Booneville, Arkansas. “Little Nanny” leaves eight grandchildren, with loving memories. They are Chad, Chase, Blake, Cory, Ryon, Troy, Branndon, and Lindsey. Pallbearers will be Chad Haller, Chase Haller, Cory Haller, Branndon Terry, Ryon King, Orville Norris and Jerry Trowbridge. Special thank you to Dr. Robert Nowlin, Peachtree Hospice (Red Team), Kay Rhonda, and Sherry for their love and Kindness, also Dr. Gorukanti and his staff at Hembree Cancer Center and the Chemo Department for their wonderful care. A special thank you to Pastor Don Corbitt and all the wonderful friends that kept her in their prayers.

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