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Last Updated 12 March 2011

Contributed by William Highfill
Heavener Ledger
Tuesday, May 11, 2006

Lois G. Lamberson, 68, of Shady Point, passed away Friday, May 5, 2006. She was born November 28, 1937 in Bakersfield, Calif. She was a homemaker. Lois was a mom that was always there when her children needed her. She loved all animals, large and small. She loved to hunt and fish. Her favorite animal was a female bobcat that she fed on her front porch. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in the Quinton Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Danny Lee Lamberson, Johnny Bert Lamberson, Jack Ed Lamberson, and Reese Lamberson; two daughters, Sue Williams and Mary Ann Bailey; two stepsons, John Lamberson, and Don Lamberson; five sisters, Pearl of Oregon, Ruby of Cameron, May of Waldron, Ark., Ucla Shastwell and Eula Pool, both of Calif.; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; two step great granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones, and beloved friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Contributed by Pauline Davis
From the Cleone, Calif. paper
She was the daughter of Lee Davis and Mandy Lane of Blackfork, Scott Co., AR

Services have been held for Edith M. Lancaster, a longtime resident of the Mendocino coast who died of natural causes last week in her Cleone home. She was 74. Lancaster was born and raised in Blackfork,Ark. In her early adult life she met and married her late husband, Bud Lancaster, who died in 1988. They moved to Fort Bragg in 1940. They often traveled to other towns for work purposes, but always returned to Fort Braggs, where they raised their family. Her hobbies included included sewing, and she made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also gardening. Family members said she will be remembered for her thoughtfulness and caring of others. She is survived by her sons, George Lancaster of Westport, Bud Lancaster of Fort Bragg and Clyde Lancaster of Fort Bragg; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held at Chapel by the Sea in Fort Bragg. Private inurnment followed at Rose Memorial Park in Fort Bragg. Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's favorite charity.

Contributed by Mildred Tatum
Bakersfield California Newspaper
29 July 2003

Leo Douglas Lawrence was born on May 22, 1919 in Waldron, Arkansas, the second child of Perry and Myrtle Lawrence. After his father's untimely death he moved with his mother and brother, Louis, to Bakersfield in June of 1933. He graduated from Kern County Union High School in the class of 1937. During WWII he served in both the Naval Air Corps and the U.S. Army assigned to the Burma-India Theatre. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years of service, all in Bakersfield. As a postal employee he served in many capacities, Employee Union Leadership, Supervisor, Civil Service Examiner, RFD Carrier and Credit Union Management. Outside of his regular employment he found time to serve as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for 8 years, cashier for the Kern County Agricultural Fair for 11 years, Licensed Real Estate Agent for 30 years, Professional Income Tax Preparer for 47 years and as an Enrolled Agent for 25 years. He was director of the Federal Retiree Service, Center #35 since 1990 and Service Officer for Chapter 68 NARF since 1980. Other activities included past president of the Kern Chapter of the California Credit Union League, past State Director of the CCUL, past president Unit 5 of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association and past State Director of the California RLCA. He was a 57-year member of the American Legion and 17-year member of the CBI Veterans Association. To family, friends and associates he was the definition of constancy, practicality and dependability. For instance, in 33 years as a postal employee he missed only 6 days of work due to illness or other causes. He married Bertha Ann Coombs on August 4, 1946. Together they shared 57 years of marriage and three children to whom they imparted a love of mountains, fishing waters and campfires. He is preceded in death by his father and mother; brother, Louis Lawrence; and son, E. Porter Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Bertha; daughter, Pamela Blodgett, RN and companion, George Havale; son, the Rev. Mark J. Lawrence and wife, Allison; daughter-in-law, Marty South; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss his practical wisdom, home spun wit and good-heartedness. But most of all they will miss him. Leo was baptized on July 14, 2003, the culmination of many years of soul searching. He died at home, cared for by his wife, family and Optimal Hospice on July 25, 2003, after a short struggle with cancer. Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Niles & King Streets on Saturday, August 9, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.

Contributed by William Highfill
The Chronicle Telegram
Elyria, Ohio
Saturday, 25 October 1930, Page 2
"OBERLIN" (community) Mrs. Esther Alflen

Mrs. O. H. Whittington received word yesterday of the death of her father, Col. A. G. Leming, lawyer of Waldron, Arkansas. He was one of the state's leaders in the Republican party. Although a Southerner, he and his father, Dr. E. Leming, believed it their duty to support the Union and were in the Federal army during the Civil war. Besides his wife he is survived by six children, Mrs. C. Henderson, Waldron, Arkansas; L. E. Leming, Kansas City, Mo.; George Leming, Russellville, Arkansas; Sam Leming, Fort Smith, Ark.; M. B. Leming, North Chevy, Md.; and Mrs. O. H. Whittington, Oberlin.

Contributed by Allen Syler
Advance Reporter
After Sept. 4, 1949

A military funeral was held here Wednesday, conducted by 16 soldiers from Camp Chaffee for Sam K. Leming, 67 year old veteran of World War I, at the Rice Funeral chapel. Rev. G.A. Lankford officiated, assisted by Rev. Vernon E. Yarrough and Rev. Elmo Thomasson. Mr. Leming died Sunday at his home in Waldron. Survivors include one son, Lieutenant R.E. Leming; two brothers, George, Russellville, and Ben, Washington D.C; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Henderson, Waldron, and Mrs. Lyda Whittington, Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Enid News (online edition)
24 September 2006

The funeral for Annie Mae Lewis, 82, of Alva, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel. William S. Kalfas, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. She was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Scott County, Ark., to William Claud and Alpha Omega Tull Stuart and died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, in Alva. She lived on a farm west of Waldron, Ark., until 1943. She moved to Wichita, Kan., and worked at Beech Aircraft during the war. She married Tom Lewis Jan. 6, 1945, in Alva. They made their home in Wichita. They later moved to Alva. Surviving are four children, Anna Dean Kline of Mesa, Ariz., Tommy Dean Lewis of Kingston, Tenn., Jane Katherine Wiseman of Rockwood, Tenn., and Ronald Stuart Lewis of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, J.C. Stuart and T.H. Stuart; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Alva Senior Citizen’s Center or Share Medical Center Hospice.

Contributed by William Highfill
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal (online edition)
Sunday, 28 February 2010

Julian Dean Lipham, 77, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away on Feb. 25, 2010, at his home. Mr. Lipham was born on July 9, 1932 in Wedowee, Ala. He was a member of Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church in Texarkana. Mr. Lipham was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nellie Lipham; three brothers, Fred, Norman and Leroy Lipham; and one grandson, Wyatt Lipham. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Myrick Lipham of Texarkana; sons, Roger Lipham and wife Cheryl of Waldron, Ark. and Richard Nelson and wife Paula of Aubrey, Texas; daughter, Brenda Meyers of Alvaredo, Texas; daughter, Charlotte Harte of Daingerfield, Texas; son, Gary Lipham and wife Jennifer of Baker, La.; daughter, Julianne Cornelius and husband Eric of Floydada; son, Tim Lipham and wife Angie of Floydada; son, Joe Lipham and wife Becky of Texarkana; daughter, Spring Winn and husband Shannon of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sisters, Nelda Wagoner of Ozona, Texas and Wanda Willard and husband Irvin of Uvalde, Texas; brothers, Doyle Lipham and wife Dovie of Aspermont, Texas, Wayne Lipham and wife Mary Jo of Stigler, Okla. and Ida Belle Ewing and husband Roy of Pasadena, Texas; 25 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at First Baptist Church - Moores Lane, with Rev. Mike Holster of Levelland and Rev. Bobby White of Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2010 at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to DFW/USO, P.O. Box 613306, DFW Airport, 75261; or www.uso.org/dfw.

Contributed by William Highfill
Press Argus-Courier (online edition)
Thursday, 26 February 2004

MANSFIELD — Donald Edward Livingston, 74, of Mansfield died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Talihina. He was born June 5, 1929, in Abbott. He was a retired long distance truck driver, former mayor of Camarillo, Calif., and a veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery in Abbott. He is survived by a daughter, Danielle Stubblefield of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; four sons, Phillip Livingston of Oxnard, Calif., John Livingston of Spokane, Wash., and Duane and Matthew Livingston, both of Ventura, Calif.; two sisters, Vivian Chumley of Medford, Ore., and Mickey Chapman of Mansfield; three brothers, Vernon Livingston of Mansfield, Melvin Livingston of Sedona-Peoria, Ariz., and Forrest Livingston of Waldron; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Charles and Jason Chapman, Michael and Bryan Carter, David Williams and Shane McConnell.

Contributed by Debbie Johnson
Heavener Ledger
6 July 1967, page 4

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early this (Thursday) morning for County Commissioner Owen J. Lockhart who died at his home here this morning. Lockhart suffered a heart attack about 12:30 a.m. Born at Blackfork, Ark., June 11, 1905, Lockhart moved to Heavener after World War II, when he returned from service. Lockhart has served as County Commissioner since 1947 when he was appointed by Governor Roy J. Turner to fill the vacancy created by the death of the late M.A. Stewart. Owen was a member of the First Methodist Church. He was affectionately known to his friends as "Bony." Survivors include his wife Irene of the home; four brothers, Tommy of Heavener, Albert of Howe, Elmer of Heavener and Earl of Heavener, three sisters, Mrs. Dan Edge of Heavener, Electa Smith of National City, Calif., and Rae Britt of Oklahoma City.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Saturday, 13 December 2008

MANSFIELD — Bessie Logan, 72, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in Fort Smith. She was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Mansfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Hartford First Baptist Church. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartford First Baptist Church under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Connie Brown of Hackett and Sissie Payne of Mansfield; a son, Eddie Rupe of Huntington; her mother, Pauline Shiflett of Huntington; six sisters, Sharon Fox of Greenwood, Mary Parsons and Margaret Mergen, both of Mansfield, Judy Hardin of Hartford, Janet Slate of Benton and Freddie Porter of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Jerry Shiflett of Cape Bay, Wash., and John Shiflett; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartford First Baptist Church.

Contributed by William Highfill
Greenwood (AR) Democrat (online edition)
Sunday, 15 November

W.D. Looper Sr., 88, of Greenwood died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired farmer, rural mail carrier, Army veteran of World War II, deacon and member of Palestine Baptist Church, member of VFW, the Soil Conservation District, Gideons International and the Sebascott Economic Development Council and widower of Doris Looper. Funeral services were Nov. 3, 2009, at Palestine Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial at Gilliam Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by two sons, Warren Looper Jr. and Jimmy Looper, both of Greenwood; a brother, Charles Looper of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steven Pitts and Gary, Kendall, Randall, Shawn and Mike Looper. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 685, Greenwood, AR 72936.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Monday, 02 April 2007

Oneta Kathleen Love, 86, of Fort Smith entered into rest Wednesday, March 28, 2007. She was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Nola, the daughter of the late John and Ruth Jones. Oneta was a homemaker, a member of West-Ark Church of Christ; the widow of the late Archie Love. She was preceded in death by her son, Earl Love; daughter, Linda Ethington; and granddaughter, Michelle. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Harris of Fort Smith; a sister, Marie Lile of Fort Smith; a brother, J.T. Jones of Springdale; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at West-Ark Church of Christ with interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith. Pallbearers will be Don Neisler, Tom Porter, Jay Wood, Richard Broyles, Mat Griffin and Eddie Harrell. Memorials may be sent to Methodist Nursing Home Employee Christmas Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel Inc.

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

Guthrie Porter Luton, 75, of Hartford died Sunday, March 12, 2006, in his home. He was a self-employed farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ethel Luton; one brother, Gwendolyn Luton; and three sisters, Cleo McKinney, Eva Ward, and Mildred Hood Boyd. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Faith Chapel in Hartford with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford. Survivors are his wife, Wilma Dean Luton of the home; four daughters, Sue Parks of Hartford, Beatrice Cook and husband, Joe of Huntington, Kathy Slater and husband, Bob of Waldron, and Debbie Brassfield and husband, Richie of Hartford; one son, Guthrie Lyn Luton of the home; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. Viewing will be 1 to 8 p.m. today at McConnell Funeral Home in Hartford, where the family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Paul Basinger, Bobby Chick, Clyde Mendenhall, Terry Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Larry Hoopengarner and Carl Hoopengarner. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Hoopengarner, Billy Chick, Tom Suttles, Jimmy Steele and Paul Grambling.

Contributed by William Highfill
Poteau Daily News (online edition)
Wednesday 25 January 2006

Marie Lynch, 85, of Poteau, passed away Jan. 21, at Heavener. She was a longtime resident of the area, a member of Heaven Heights Baptist of Fort Smith, Ark. She was retired from Sparks Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lynch; and one grandson, Spencer Lynch. Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Hamlin of Howe and Ann Pottridge of Bates, Ark.; one son, James Lynch of Poteau; and one stepson, Glen Lynch of Wister; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery at Heavener. Arrangements were under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

Contributed by William Highfill
Heavener Ledger
Thursday, September 7, 2000, p. 15

Sammy Joe Lynn, 59 of Mansfield, died August 25, 2000, in his home. Sammy was born April 9, 1941 in Heavener to John and Lola Lynn. He was retired from A.A.F.E.S. Graveside service was August 28, 2000, at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery near Abbott, Ark. He is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Shirley Lynn of Merced, Calif.; one daughter, Pamela Cairncross of Atwater, Calif.; one son, Ryder Joe Lynn of Merced, Calif.: one sister and brother-in-law, June and Carroll Cass of Mansfield; one brother, James Lynn of Coos Bay, Ore.; several uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Nikki and Katie, all of Merced. Sammy was the grandson of the late Sam and Edna Simmons and Jack and Nell Lynn.

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