The following obituaries were contributed for the use of Scott County researchers. If you have an obituary with a Scott County connection and would like to have it posted here, please send it to Delaine Edwards.

Last Updated 21 January 2012

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Sunday, 25 June 2006

Thomas Edward Malone Sr., 76, of Hartford died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired auto body painter and truck driver, veteran of the U.S. Army, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his family and animals. A memorial service is pending. Obituary submitted by McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Survivors are his wife, Alice Malone of the home; three daughters, Julie Malone of Cornelius, N.C., Tammy Bunger and husband, Scott of Littleton, Colo., and Joy Dill of Cornelius, N.C.; one son, Thomas Malone Jr. and wife Tina of Marianna, Fla.; two stepsons, Don Shell of Stanfield, N.C., and Andrew Mosher of Waldron; two sisters, Louise Powers of Evansville, Ind., and Jean O’Brien of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Reeves Malone of Henderson, Nev., and Walker Malone of Germantown, Ill.; four grandchildren, Kristopher Schlosser, Kevin Schlosser, Zac Malone and Hunter Malone; and very special brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Louise Eighmy of Rifle, Colo.

Contributed by William Highfill
Courier (online edition)
Tuesday, 22 February 2005

DANVILLE--Valera Bird Lofland Marshall, 86, of Rover died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Waldron to the late Ol and Cynthia Robinson Bird. She was a loving mother, homemaker, a member of the Rover Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of the Gravelly OES No. 580. She was the former owner of the Plainview Cafe and the Rover Cafe. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bud Lofland and Bill Marshall; brothers, Ted Bird, Bill Bird, and Oscar Lee Bird; and sisters, Irene Burt and Charley Lee Heffelfinger. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in- law, Sonny and Frances Lofland and Billy and Joann Marshall, all of Rover; a daughter and son-in-law, Sissy and Scott Warren of Rover; grandchildren, Bud Lofland of Dallas, Lisa Crawford of Rover, and Kacie Marshall of Ola; a great- grandson, Reid Crawford of Rover; nephews and nieces, Billy Bird of Nebraska, Butch Bird of Havana, Teddy Walter Bird of Pennsylvania, Alice Fletcher of Russellville, Edna Burt or Florida, Pauletta Hinkle of Kansas, Wayna Fraser of Arizona, and Judy VanRay of California; sisters-in-law, Olene Bird of Danville and Nina Vedder of Kansas; and a host of cousins and dear friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Rover Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Bird officiating. Internment will be at Parks Cemetery in Nola. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers: Active-- Ronny Crawford, Bo Roberson, Gary Roberson, Joe Dishongh, Mike May and Kent Dennis. Honorary--Twain Willis, Dub Pugh, Willious Cathey, Ray Cooksey, Harold Gillium, Charles Henry Anderson, Bill Frost, and O.L. Briggs. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributed by William Highfill
J. A. Funk Funeral Home
Malvern, Arkansas

Mr. Glenn A. Martin, age 86, of Malvern, died Sunday, October 19, 2008 in the Hot Spring Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1922 in Stamps, Arkansas to John Martin and Esther Hodnett Martin. Reared in Stamps, he left school after the third grade to take up work to help support his family. He subsequently became a supervisor for Brown and Root Construction Company, working there for 25 years until his retirement. Mr. Martin was a loving father and grandfather, and loved to pick on his kids and grandkids. He was an avid fisherman, loved raising chickens and guineas, and taking care of his dogs. Mr. Martin was also quite fond of chewing tobacco. His first wife, and mother of his children, Ruth Ward Martin, preceded him in death on December 25, 1976. They were married on December 25, 1940 in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Clara Martin, of Malvern, to whom he was married on November 7, 1977 in Oklahoma; by two sons, Paul and his wife Lila of Texarkana, Texas, and John and Frances Martin of Houston, Texas, by a daughter, Judy Martin, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; by eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Grave services will be held at two o'clock on Monday afternoon, October 20, 2008, in the Union Cemetery near Bodcaw, Arkansas with Brother Wesley Howard officiating, and under the directon of J.A. Funk Funeral Home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Nevada (MO)Daily Mail (Online edition)
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Margie Imogene Martin, 83, Lee's Summit, MO passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit, MO following a lengthy illness. She was born January 25, 1925 in Bates, AR to Doc Raymond Underwood and Mattie Lee Mathis Underwood. She was married on December 26, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to Samuel P. Martin and he preceded her in death May 27, 1988. Mrs. Martin was raised in Bates, AR and attended school there. After her marriage she lived in Kansas City, MO and Kellogg ID. She and her husband moved to Nevada, MO in the 1960's and she lived here until 1996. She worked as a nurse at the Nevada City Hospital in Nevada. In 1996 she moved to Kansas City, MO to be closer to her granddaughter Debbie and lived the remainder of her life there. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Jean Bohm and her husband Donald, Whitewood SD and Darlene Parrot, Independence, MO; 14 grandchildren, Paul Kerr, Whitewood, SD, Debbie Gray, Raytown, MO, Shelley Bowers, Burlington NC, Joseph, Bohm, and, Christina Coffield, both of Whitewood, SD, Lisa Martin, Kimberly Martin, and, Nicole Martin, all of Nevada, MO, Sherry Parrot, and Patty Breedlove, both of Independence, MO, Linda Figenbaum, Odessa, MO, Nancy Dorr and David Parrot, both of the state of TX, and Michael Bishop, Independence, MO; numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, one son, Robert Lee Martin, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2008 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Contributed by Pauline Davis
(January 17, 1911 - March 26, 2011)

Mary Ann Martin, age 100, of Mena passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Mena. Mary was born January 17, 1911 in Black Fork, Arkansas to the late Lee Davis and the late Mandy Lane Davis. She was married to the late Eddie Martin on December 22, 1945. Mary was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was a loving grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She is survived by: Grandchildren: Judy Clanin of Mena, Arkansas Joann Edwards of Dixon, Tennessee Kenneth Nelson of Las Vegas, Nevada. Eight Great grandchildren and Nine great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Mandy Davis, her husband Eddie Martin and brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 29, 20011, 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow at the Cherry Hill cemetery in Cherry Hill under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be general.

Contributed by Paula Doyle-Bicket

Robert was killed in a 50-car pile up outside of Pendleton, OR. on his way home from a military flight training session, (canceled due to high winds). This accident was caused by high winds and blowing sand that created zero visibility in all lanes of I-82. He worked for Hanford Nuclear Site and was active in the Oregon National Guard. He was born March 7, 1945 and died on September 25, 1999. Robert is buried in City View Cemetery, Pasco, WA. Robert was married to Shirley Haworth daughter of Ernie and Betty Jo Simmons-Haworth.

Contributed by William Highfill
Redland (CA) Daily Facts (online edition)
26 May 2009

Margie Lee Maxwell, 81, passed away May 22, 2009. She was born August 1, 1927 in Bates, Arkansas to James and Onie Mitchell. Margie came to California in 1936. She enjoyed working in her rose garden and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Wayne Maxwell of Redlands, her sons Larry Maxwell of Wrightwood and Allen Maxwell of Victorville. She is also survived by her brother Alvin Mitchell of Redlands and her sister Helen Smith of Redlands, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel, 703 Brookside Ave., Redlands, CA 92373. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands.

Contributed by William Highfill
Russellville Courier (online edition)
Tuesday, 20 March 2007

DANVILLE — Amy Lee McConnell, 81, of Danville died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Waltreak, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian Jackson McAnally. She served as cook and jailer for the Yell County Jail in Danville for many years and was a member of the Danville Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fredrick McConnell; brothers, Marvin and Clayton McAnally; and twin brothers, Audie and Claudie McAnally. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lee and Larry White of Danville; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Buckman of Ola, Emma Lou and Jim Gulley of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Lucille McAnally of Ola; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Jerry Graham officiating. Interment will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers include Shelby Carter, Jeramy Carter, John “Skip” Buford, Becky Allen, Jim Gulley and Dewayne McAnally. Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Younger and Jeff Gilkey. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today.

Contributed by Paula Doyle-Bicket
Poteau Sun & Daily News

Gladys Louree McCurtain, 82 of Hodgen, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Poteau. She was a member of Hodgen First Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Hodgen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; one son, Thalbert "Dude" McCurtain; two brothers, Bill Caughern and Zeb Caughern; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany McCurtain. Mrs. McCurtain is survived by three daughters, Irene Davis of Hodgen, Jimmie Kirby and Misty Ingle of Sulphur; five sisters, Paralee Keeney of Plainview, Ark., M.A. Sims, Evelyn Widmar, and Janette Wickware, all of Hodgen, and Freda Mae McWilliams of Oklahom City; one brother, Charles Caughern of Hodgen; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Hodgen Baptist Church with burial at Hodgen Cemetery, both in Hodgen. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

Contributed by Delaine Edwards
The Waldron News
14 January 1988

Raymond McDaniel, 69, of Parks, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1988 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of World War Two and Korean Conflict, and a member of Independent Baptist Church. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1988 at the graveside. Interment was at Chant Cemetery. He is survived by 3 sisters, Vera Toy, Garfield, AR; Geneva Herron, Fritch, Texas; Annie Scoggins, Amarillo, Texas; 4 brothers, Palmer, Waldron; Marvin and Merl of Parks; and Chester of Boles. Arrangements were by Rice-Martin Funeral Home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Fort Smith Times Record (online edition)
Saturday, 27 August 2005

ALMA — Nancy J. McEntire, 67, of Alma died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Fort Smith. She was born March 16, 1938, in Muskogen, Mich. She was a former laundry manager, a member of Crosslanes Community Church in Alma. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Crosslanes Community Church in Alma. The body will be cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. She is survived by her husband, Dan; three daughters, Patricia Dodd of Alma, Judy Sheffield of Orange Park, Calif., and Eiko Rielly of Fort Smith; three sons, William Jones of Waldron, Daniel McEntire of Springdale and David McEntire of Carlsbad, Calif.; two sisters, Anita O'Brein of Fruitport, Mich., and Mona Diamond of Key West, Fla.; a brother, Anthony Krauss of Loveland, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times-Record (online edition)
Wednesday, 01 August 2007

Retha Rae Thompson McGee of Little Rock, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She gave everything she had with a true spirit in life and leaves a cherished legacy in death. Retha was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Hot Springs to Coy C. Hayes and Byron S. Thompson. She attended schools in North Little Rock and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1946. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1950. Following graduation, Retha began her teaching career at Siloam Springs High School, where she met and married the love of her life, J.D. McGee on Dec. 23, 1950. She taught girl’s P.E. for two years in Siloam Springs, before temporarily retiring to raise her family. Retha stood by her husband throughout his coaching and teaching career, and moved with J.D. to Little Rock in 1954, where they lived until 1981. She was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she served as a children’s Sunday school teacher for 17 years, as well as WMU Director, Baptist Women’s president and G.A. leader. In 1979, Retha returned to teaching at Horace Mann Jr. High, where she taught girl’s P.E. and coached the cheerleading and gymnastics squads. In 1981, Retha and J.D. moved to Waldron where he served as superintendent of schools until 1986. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Extension Homemakers Club of Scott County, serving as president. In 1985-86 she served as Scott County Council president. In 2001, Retha was named Homemaker of the Year by Scott County Home Economists. Her love for the Lord led her to be actively involved at First Baptist Church, Waldron, where she again taught an adult women’s Sunday school class and served in the WMU. She completed a five year term on the Arkansas State Baptist Women’s Committee during this time, and she served as a volunteer at the Baptist Migrant Center in Hope. Other community services and interests in Waldron included the Garden Club, Retired Teachers Association of Scott County, and being a nursing home volunteer and Laubach Literacy teacher. In 1996-97, Retha served as the state president of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. J.D. and Retha moved back home to Little Rock in 2002, where they spent five wonderful years at Parkway Village. Retha quickly became involved in the fitness classes and served on the activities committee. She was known for remembering most of all the Parkway residents with birthday cards. Retha was once again a devoted member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Sewing had long been Retha’s hobby, but in recent years, quilting had become her favorite. She won numerous first place and best of show awards for her quilts. She lovingly crafted quilts for each of her grandchildren, and she presented the ninth quilt on the day before she died. Retha was an excellent cook, and her Thanksgiving dinners will be forever etched in our minds. She and the entire family enjoyed outings at Lake Ouachita for many years. Retha always lived “as unto the Lord”, and will eternally be remembered for her perpetually encouraging attitude and selfless acts of kindness to everyone she knew. Her greatest joy in life was her four children, their spouses and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Kaye T. Bracken. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 56 years, J.D. McGee; three daughters, Sharon Hallmark and husband, Robert of Little Rock, Sandra Kurosaki and husband, Ryan of Benton, Paula Pope and husband, David of Little Rock; one son, Jim McGee and wife, Janith of Stuttgart; and 11 grandchildren, Rob, Wes and Beth Hallmark of Little Rock, Jason Kurosaki of Chicago, Drew (fiancee Ashley Swaffar), and Aaron Kurosaki of Benton, Meredith, Holly and Jay McGee of Stuttgart, and Nicole and Andrea Pope of Little Rock. Retha is also survived by a brother, John C. Thompson and wife, Dennis of Dallas; one sister, Sybil Edmondson and husband, Justus of Tulsa; brother-in-law, Neil McGee and wife, Lyla of Mabelvale; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Torbett and husband, Dan of Richmond, Ky. Her large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews will miss Retha as well. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rob, Jason, Wes, Drew, Aaron and Jay, and son-in-law, David. The family will hold visitation at Roller Chenal Funeral Home today from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a private family burial at Forest Hills Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Immanuel Baptist Church auditorium for all of her friends and family on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at 11:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Library or Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Waldron Building Fund, or Arkansas Retired Teacher’s Association, Parkway Towers, 1200 Commerce St., Little Rock, AR 72202

Contributed by William Highfill
Booneville Democrat (online edition)
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Merle Eugene McGill, 77, of Uniontown, formerly of Elm Park, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 in his home. He was a Whirlpool employee and an avid member of the VFW. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. He is survived by two daughters, Jackie Goc-ong of Uniontown and Melody Paddock of Lacey, Wash.; a brother, Robert McGill of California; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Contributed by William Highfill
Russellville Courier (online edition)
Monday, 21 September 2011

DANVILLE--Sara Rebecca Azelene "Azie" McInturf, 99, of Danville passed away Monday, September 19, 2011, at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born May 3, 1912, in the Dutch Creek community to the late William Edward and Rita Lou Keith Garner. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert McInturf; sons, Bobby Lee, Carl D. and Stephen McInturf; granddaughters, Stephanie Gale McInturf and Connie Sue McInturf Nivala; sisters, Evelyn Horn, Faye Horn and Etta Woodard; brothers, Velcie Garner and Velmon Garner; and son-in-law, Ray Cherry. Survivors include one son, Willie and Evelyn McInturf of Fairfax, Okla.; daughters, Joyce and Vernon McCubbin of Magazine, Betty Cherry of Danville, Pasty and Calvin Brown of Ranger and Glenda and Albert Horn of Danville; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth McInturf of Danville and Doris McInturf McKinney of Oklahoma; 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will be at Waltreak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers include Stanley McInturf, Floyd McInturf, Greg Cherry, Eddie Brown, Joseph Horn, Derrick McInturf, Jeremy Ellis and Brad Horn. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record, Tuesday, 10 June 2008

MANSFIELD--Austin Wayne McKusker, 22, of Mansfield died Friday, June 6, 2008, in Fort Smith. He was employed at Fort Chaffee and was a Baptist. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dayton Baptist Church in Dayton with burial at Dayton Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by a sister, Donna McKusker of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Justin McKusker of Mansfield and Mark McKusker of Tulsa; and grandmother, Mildred McKusker of Mansfield. The body may be viewed 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made at any Farmers Bank location, account No. 271756.

Martin Funeral Home
September 24, 1920 - May 14, 2009

Noma I. Meadows, 88, of Maricopa, Arizona passed away on May 14, 2009. She was retired from Stokely Foods in Lodi, California. She was a member of Woodbridge Missionary Baptist Church from 1955-2006, and the Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. She is survived by one grandson Michael J. Morris. She is preceded in death by two husband Jack Wright and Odis Meadows, one daughter Patsy Childers and one son MC Wright. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Poteau Daily News (online edition)
27 October 2010

Twila Ann Medina, 71, of Shady Point passed away October 22, 2010 in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born October 30, 1938, in Bokoshe. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Don Joseph and Tanya Medina of Waldron, Ark.; three daughters and son-in-law, Pam Shoate, of Spiro, Ann Colbert, of Panama, and Carrol Medina and George Bunch of Panama; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted October 25 at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Reverend Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Pallbearers will be Don Medina, Corey Medina, Trevor Bunch, Troiston Bunch, Terry Don Whitecotton, and Thomas Joseph Whitecotton.

Contributed by William Highfill
Russellville Courier (online edition)
Saturday, 22 October 2005

DANVILLE — James Theral Metcalf, 63, of Bluffton died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005. He was born Sept. 9, 1942, to Tom and Dora McKenzie Metcalf. He served in the Army and was an employee of Sanitation Services Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Sam Theodore, Teddy, Dufull “Spud” Sam Houston and Buddy; sisters, Betty Webb, Wanda Metcalf, Mildred McKenzie and Rola Lois Metcalf; and three infant sisters. Survivors include his children, Ricky Metcalf, Junior Metcalf, Glenda St. Clair, Cathy Spann and Peggy King, all of Ola, Sheila Brewer of Hot Springs, Teresa Smallwood of Dardanelle and Jeannie Mahan of Plainview; mother of his children, Annie Solley Metcalf of Ola; brothers, Coleman Metcalf of Rover and J.R. Metcalf of Waldron; his loving companion, Betty Crawford of Dardanelle; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record 0nline edition
Monday, 22 September 2008

Note: C. W. was one of my half first-cousins once-removed. His father (Cheedle Oresta Millard) and my grandmother (Barbara Ellen Millard) were half brother and sister. Their father was James William Millard. My grandmother's mother was Alice Denton; "Uncle Cheed's" mother was Nancy Prucia Farnsworth. C. W. parents were Cheedle Oresta Millard, b. 08 December 1907 - d. 19 July 1969, and Ocie Evelyn Ollar, b. 18 October 1915 - 25 July 2003. His paternal grandparents were James William Millard, b. April 1859 - d. 1935, and Nancy Prucia Farnsworth, b. 02 February 1879 - 1911. His maternal grandparents were John William Ollar, b. 28 March 1870 - d. 23 October 1927, and Edna Maybelle Garner, b. 10 February 1877 - 12 April 1958. Both the Millard and Ollar families have strong ties to Hunt township, both Scott and Yell Counties, and certainly have deep roots as "down on Dutch Creek" folks.

C. W. Millard, 70 Billings, Mont., formerly of Fort Smith, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16 2008, in Billings. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Heavener to Cheedle and Ocie Ollar Millard. He was a retired college professor and an Air Force veteran. Funeral will be 1 p.lm. tody at Edwqards Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Stuckwish officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; two sons, David Millard of Memphis and Jeffrey Millard of Houston; one sister, Julia Mitchell of Fort Smith; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be David Millard, Jeffrey Millard, Billy L. Hawthorne, Lloyd Eacret, John W. McOlvin and Jerry P. Hendricks.

Contributed by William Highfill
Russellville Courier (online edition)
Thursday, 26 October 2006

DANVILLE - John Quince Millard, 68, of Danville died Monday, October 23, 2006, at Chambers Memorial Hospital. Born July 17, 1938, he was the son of Cliffton and Leona Garner Millard. He was a deacon at Egypt Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Marie Millard; daughter, Regna Frinkle; brother, James "Blue" Millard; and four sisters, Sandy Millard, Patsy Ann Millard, Gloria Cravens Massey and Christine Branham. Survivors include a son, John B. Millard of Russellville; a sister, Debbie Whala of Bluffton; a stepbrother, Odis Grimes of Atkins; three stepsisters, Melba Riley of Hector, Juanita Barnett of Waldron and Gail Brown of Fort Smith; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Egypt Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (on-line edition)
Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Note: Lorine was the widow of Dale Millard, who died 12 July 2000. Dale was a first cousin of my father, William Herman Highfill. Dale's father, Perry Millard, was a brother of my paternal grandmother, Barbara Ellen Millard, and a half-brother to Cheedle Millard. Their father was James William "Jim" Millard.

WALDRON — Mildred Lorine Millard, 84, of Waldron died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in Waldron. She was a homemaker and a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Rouella Amos of Hartman and Louanna Smith of Waldron; a brother, Dalton Low of Westcliffe, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bud Sims, Eddie Harrison, Ralph Butler, Alan Dozier, Mark Ward and Ronnie Plumer. The body may be viewed 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Posted 28 July 2003
Times-Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Online Edition

Comments: Both Ocie and her husband, C.O. (Cheedle Oresta) Millard (son of James William Millard) have roots in Scott County, Arkansas. Uncle Cheedle was a half- brother to my paternal grandmother, Barbara Ellen (Millard) Highfill.

Ocie Evelyn (Ollar) Millard, 87, of Fort Smith went to her heavenly home on July 25, 2003, almost a year to the date following a debilitating stroke. She was a retired beauty operator and a member of First Baptist Church. She was born Oct. 18, 1915 in LeFlore County to John William Ollar and Edna Maybell Garner Ollar. She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and five sisters. She was the 16th child in a family of 18 children. She had 10 brothers and seven sisters, all living to adulthood. Hers was a farming family, and in those days everyone helped even if it meant going to the field at a very young age or staying at the house and watching the younger ones. Although mom had to quit school in the eighth grade, she was an avid reaer and she evenutally became a licensed practical nurse and worked for Dr. Earl Woodson in his hospital in Poteau for years after her marriage to C.O. Millard. Mom and dad eventually moved "up north" on Highway 71 to Fort Smith where she had a beauty shop in her home. She obtained her beautician's license from Jean Kirby Beauty College in Fort Smith. In her later years, mom enjoyed working in her yard among her flowers and she also enjoyed quilting with her baby sister, Eunice Cast of Wister. She loved and served the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is now with Him in heaven. She was "Great-Great" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved them all. "Great-Great" we'll miss you. You've been such an inspiration to each of us -- Your Loving Family. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Julia Mitchell and Susan Cia, both of Fort Smith; one son, Dr. C.W. Millard of Flower Mound, Texas; two sisters, Eunice Cast of Wister and Alta Tiffee of California; grandchildren, Chris and Laurie Mitchell of Mentor, Ohio, James and Patty Mitchell of Fort Smith, David Mitchell of Oklahoma City, David Millard of Wichita, Kan., Jeff and Kim Millard of Houston, Shawn Cook of Fort Smith, Gena and Kevin Jackson of Spiro, Julie and Don McClendon of Fort Smith and Kevin and Jackie Ketterman of Porland, Ore; great-grandchildren, Clinton, Rachel, Leah, Benjamin, Travis and Sarah Mitchell, Brittany and Bryan Myers, Tyler and Alyssa Millard, Lindsey and Skyler Cook, Cody Arnold, Gwen, Brian and Brad Jackson, Stacey and Gary Stacy, Dakota Reed, Haiden O'Brian and Payton, Mason and Keyta Ketterman. Pallbearers will be David and James Mitchell, Shawn Cook, Don McClendon and Kevin and Brian Jackson. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Bellingham (Washington) Herald
(online edition)
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Willie Millard, Sr., age 87 of Bellingham, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 8th, 2004 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 10, 1917 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to Edgar & Lilly (Cobb) Millard. He was a WWII Veteran, with silver and bronze stars. Willie worked 30 years at the Ferndale Mobil Oil Refinery, until his retirement. He enjoyed camping and yearly trips to Reno with his family. He was the heart of our family, and will be deeply missed. Willie is survived by daughter Shirley Black of Bellingham; son Marc (Susan) Millard of Moorcroft, WY; son Willie (Ellen) Millard of Bellingham; son Robert (Pat) Millard of Bellingham; and daughter Debbie (Dick) Hansen of Lynden; along with 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no services.

Contributed by William Highfill
Russellville Courier-News (online edition)
Monday, 29 December 2008

Beatrice B. Miller, 88, of Belleville died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at River Valley Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1920, in Scott County to the late Elmer and Nettie Millard Wilson. She was a housewife and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Carl Miller of Belleville; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Betty Miller; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Dean Catlett; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cornwell Chapel. Interment will be at Union Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle.

Contributed by Debbie Johnson
The Heavener Ledger, page 5
24 July 1969

Funeral service for Ethel Mae (Beam) Miller, 78, was conducted Thursday morning at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dean Moore and Rev. Walter Swaim officiating. Burial was in Heavener Memorial Park under direction of Dowden Funeral Home. Born near Waldron March 1, 1891, Mrs. Miller had lived here since 1941. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband Jess Miller of the home; three stepsons, Leo and Walter Miller of Bakersfield and Clarence of Pixley, Calif.; three daughters, Mary Thomas and Susie Staley, both of Heavener, Louise Loftin of National City, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Loretta Elder, Crescent City; brother, Wesley Johnson of San Antonio; stepsister, Elsie Smith of Tulsa; eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

August 5, 1914 - August 28, 2009

Eleanor H. Milliken, born August 5, 1914 in Albion, Pennsylvania died August 28, 2009 at 95 years of age. Eleanor married Edwin Milliken on March 12, 1943 and raised three children, James Paul Milliken, Donna Jean Carrigan, and Karen Ann Brown. Eleanor was of the Methodist Faith, a homemaker, and a lifelong traveler with daily visits to the Mansfield Senior Citizen Center. Eleanor is survived by her daughter Karen Brown of Milltown, 13 grandchildren Brent Mays, Debbie Trantham, Lonnie Brown, Donnie Brown, Jim Brown, and Diane Stanfill all of Mnasfield, Ar., Cyndie Smith of Fort Smith, Ar., Patrick, Alice, and Steve Carrigan, Kevin and Tim Milliken, and Molly Renteria all of California. She was also survived by 27 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Withcerville with Gary Martin and Jerry Welch officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mansfield Senior Citizen Center, P.O. Box 104, Mansfield, Arkansas 72944.

Contributed by William Highfill
Altus (OK) Times (online edition)
24 November2003

Opal Inell Mills, 77, died Nov. 22, 2003 at Harmon Memorial Hospital, Hollis. Graveside Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 at Lone Cedar Cemetery, Mannsville. Services are under the direction of Stewart Funeral Service. She was born Oct. 24, 1926 at Cedar Creek, Ark. to William Henry and Maudie Thelma Pittman. She married Paul Kenneth (Rabbit) Mills Nov. 7, 1953 at Gainesville, Texas. She was a seamstress and housewife, who loved to sew. She worked at Jo Kay's in Ardmore, sewing leather where she made vest and coats, then working at a pants factory. Mills loved going fishing, sewing for her family, watching the Price is Right and TBN, but mostly talking to her family about when she was growing up. She moved to Hollis in 1976. Mills was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul on April 3, 2001; one son, Garland Lee Pittman; one brother, Omer Pittman; four sisters: Ruby Webb, Thelma Bailey, Hellen Huey and Levenia Pugh; one granddaughter, Peggy Pittman and one great granddaughter, Micheala Omega Bower. She is survived by four children: Earl Ray Pittman and wife Cheryl, of Atoka, Kenneth Wayne Mills of Hollis, Sallie Ann Myers and husband Donnie of Hollis and Charlotte Robinson and husband Donald of Hollis; one brother, Nethel Pittman of Atoka; one sister, Wynema Pugh of Milburn; ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Contributed by Debbie Johnson
Heavener Ledger
20 March 1969

Funeral service for Mrs. Eliza Mobley, 92, lifelong Heavener resident was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dowden Funeral Chapel, with burial at Heavener Memorial Park. She died at a Poteau hospital Friday. She was a member of Heavener First Baptist Church. Rev. Leonard Sullivan officiated at services. Survivors include two sons, Bob, Heavner and Homer, Crescent City, Califl; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Mobley was born at Hartford, Feb. 14, 1877.

Contributed by Marcene Ammons Blatt

James Don Montgomery, 18, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, December 1, 1988 at San Diego, California. He was a Private with U.S. Marine corps, a member of the Apostolic Faith Church and North Side High School R.O.T.C. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel Ft. Smith and at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with full Military honors. Survivors include his parents, Larry and Kaye Montgomery of Fort Smith; one sister, Jennifer Kay Montgomery of the home; one brother, John Edward Montgomery of the home; maternal step grandmother Shirley Ammons of Dyer; Maternal great-grandparents Otis and Leta Ammons of Waldron and Wilburn and Betty Montgomery of Waldron; great grandmother Lois Montgomery of Hot Springs, Irma Puckett of Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to the U.S. National Cemetery.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times-Record (online edition)
Friday, June 26, 2009

Roger “Neil” Moore, 85, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away at home Saturday, June 20, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 6, 1923, in Union Grove (Greenwood) to Herschel and Dessa “Davis” Moore, the second of their six children. He was a 1942 graduate of Mansfield High School and served in the Air Force during World War II, achieving the rank of second lieutenant. While in the service, he married his sweetheart, Betty Jo Beach, in 1945. Upon honorable discharge, he attended the University of Arkansas, transferring to Kansas University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. After 40 years of employment with Reynolds Metals, Roger and Betty retired in 1997 and moved to Westerville to be nearer to family. He was preceded in death by his parent; sister, Wanda Watts; and his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty. Roger is survived by his children, Teri Moore (Vasil Babamov) of Columbus, Ohio, Deborah Moore (John O’Connor) of Westerville and Nancy Ness (Jon) of Boise, Idaho; his grandchildren, Michael Babamov, Matthew O’Connor (Kim), Stephen O’Connor (Kristen), Emily O’Connor, Christopher Ness and Daniel Ness; siblings, Rosemary Looney (Afton), Trueman Moore (Jane), Don Moore (Nita) and Arlene O’Neel (George); and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Dad’s caregivers over the last years of his life who took such good care of him and brought the smile to his face that lit up the room. We couldn’t have made it without you. A memorial service will be held Aug. 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Trueman Moore Chapel at East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Arrangements handled by Hill Funeral Home of Westerville.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times-Record (online edition)
Wednesday, 05 May 2004

Mathew L. Morgan Jr., 87, of Fort Smith died Monday, May 3, 2004, in a local hospital. He was born June 16, 1916, in Lone Star, Sebastian County. He was a retired lumber yard worker. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife, Doris; three sons, Jackie Morgan of Abbott and Ronnie and Larry Morgan, both of Fort Smith; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Monday, March 20,2006

Josephine L. Morris, 84, of Van Buren died Wednesday, March 15, 2006. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Waldron. She was a member of Alma Heights Baptist Church in Alma and the widow of the Rev. Eugene Morris. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by two daughters, June Dodd of Van Buren and Geraldine Cermak of Negley, Ohio; four brothers, Earl McGaugh of Wichita, Kan., Len McGaugh of Oklahoma City, Hervey McGaugh of Springfield, Mo., and Bob McGaugh of Waldron; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Contributed by William Highfill
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Helen Frasher Morrison, 93, a lifelong resident of Midland, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Morrison; sons, Bobby Joe Morrison, John Paul Morrison and Rick Morrison; and daughters, Elizabeth Anne Morrison and Sandra Kay Finsel. She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Morrison of Midland and Barry Morrison and his wife, Sharon of Midland; two daughters, Linda Cameron of Midland and Pamela Jansen and her husband, Mike of Fort Smith; one brother, Bob Frasher and his wife, Louise of Midland; one sister, Deanne Bashears of Huntington; two daughters-in-law, Sue Morrison of Lavaca and Peggy Morrison of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren, Tammy Morrison, Lily Cameron McDermott, Ginger Morrison, Michael Graham, Scott Graham, Brienne Jansen Loy, Ryan Jansen, Andrea Morrison Yates, Randy Morrison, Brittany Morrison, Susie Bolton, Timmy Morrison and Denise Finsel; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Midland First Baptist Church with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Viewing will be today from 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where family will visit with friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Graham, Schott Graham, Ryan Jansen and Randy Morrison.

Contributed by Charlene Holland
Tulsan's Mother Dies

Mrs. Ben A. (Ollie Clementine) Marrow [Morrow] died in a Tulsa hospital today. She had been visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Neighbors of 1411 E. 64th St. Surviving in addition to the daughter and her husband are four sons, Bruce of 1729 Maplewood Ave; Bill of 1413 E. 64th St.; Charles of 1723 S. Columbia Ave., and Clifton, east of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Guardian Funeral home is in charge.

Contributed by Charlene Holland
Mrs. Ben A. Morrow

Services for Mrs. Ben A. (Ollie Clementine) Morrow of Nola, Ark., mother of Mrs. Raymond Neighbors of 1411 E. 64th St., will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Nola, Church of Christ. Burial will be there under direction of the Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Ark. Mrs. Morrow, 68, died in a Tulsa hospital Thursday. The Guardian funeral Home handled local arrangements.

You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee

We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by, we miss you more
Your loving smile, your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place

Died Thurs., Feb. 16, 1961

Contributed by Charlene Holland

Charles "Charlie" Matthew Morrow, 87 years old, died October 9, 1999 in a Tulsa Hospital. He was a retired Phillips 66 Service Station Manager, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a long time member of the Jenks, Oklahoma Church of Christ. Mr. Morrow's family has resided in Scott County since before the 1850's. Mr. Morrow was born April 4, 1912 in Scott County, Arkansas, being the oldest son of the late Benjamin Allen and Ollie Clementine (Harris) Morrow of Nola, where he was raised. He married Nancy Edith Phillips December 22, 1936 in Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas. He worked at the mill in Forester before the mill was closed. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's and worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II. He has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1942. He owned the Phillips 66 station on 18th and Cincinnati for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Willene Adriana Morrow, who died two days prior to his death. Also preceding his death were three brothers: Bruce, Kip and Bill Morrow; two sisters: Geneva and Jossie Morrow; and two grandchildren: Mary Alves and Timothy Sean Lindsay. Double graveside services for Mr. Morrow and his daughter, Willene, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Survivors include his wife, Edith of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Charlene and George Holland of Florence, Oregon and Sylvia and Wayne Walton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son: Eddy Morrow of Tulsa, a sister and brother-in-law, Oneida and Raymond Neighbors, sisters-in-law: Pauline Morrow, Nettie Gene Morrow of Tulsa, Imogene Morrow of Bixby, Oklahoma and Eileen Hefley of Jasper, Arkansas; seven grandchildren: David Alves, Chris Alves, Sheri Anne Black, Theresa Pulling, and Matt Alves, all of Orange County, California, Johnny Lindsay and Jennifer Gardiner, both of Tulsa; ten great grandchildren: Joshua Alves, Chris Black, Eric Black, Beth Black, all of Orange County, California, C.J. Alves, Andy Alves of South Dakota, Cheri Lynn Black of Florence, Oregon, Michael and Julianna Pulling of Florida, and Hanna Aleksey Gardiner of Tulsa; two great granddaughters, Kayla Ashley Black and Tesslyn Anne Selby, and numerous nieces and nephews. Moore's Rosewood Chapel of Tulsa was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Charlene Holland
EDITH (Nancy Edith) MORROW

Nancy Edith Morrow, age 83, died April 1, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and also operated the International Marriage Bureau, a local dating service for over 20 years, from which she retired. She was a member of the Church of Christ all of her life and her last membership was at the Jenks Church of Christ. She was a member of Eastern Star. Nancy Edith Morrow was a devoted wife and mother. She was an astute businesswoman for many years and owned and operated her own small business. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Morrow was born February 3, 1919 in Jasper, Newton County Arkansas. She was the daughter of Roscoe Conklin and Angieline (Tennison) Phillips. She married Charles Matthew Morrow on December 22, 1936 in Jasper, Arkansas. She has lived in Tulsa since 1942. She was preceded in death by her husband: Charles Morrow; a daughter: Willene Morrow; her parents; three brothers: Larance W. Phillips, Roscoe Talmadge Phillips and Abby Ward Phillips; two nephews: Roscoe Talmadge Phillips, Jr, and Perry Mack Phillips, and a niece: Lynn Mynahan; two grandchildren: Mary Alves and Timothy Sean Lindsay; and one great-great granddaughter: Tesslyn Anne Selby. Survivors include; two daughters and two sons-in-law: Charlene and George Holland of Florence, Oregon, and Sylvia and Wayne Walton of Tulsa; one son: Edward Morrow of Tulsa; a sister: Eileen Hefley of Jasper, Arkansas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Oneida and Raymond Neighbors; sisters-in-law: Pauline Morrow, Imogene Morrow, and Nettie Gene Morrow of Tulsa; seven grandchildren: David Alves, Chris Alves, Sheri Anne Black, Theresa Pulling, and Matt Alves, all of Orange County, California, John Lindsay, and Jennifer Gardner both of Tulsa; and ten great grandchildren: Joshua Alves, Chris Black, Eric Black, Beth Black, C.J. Alves, and Andy Alves all of Orange County, California; Cheri Lynn Black of Florence, Oregon, Michael and Julianna Pulling of Florida; and Hanna Alexey Gardner and Savannah Lindsay of Tulsa; two great-great children: Kayla Ashley Black of Orange County, California and Tyler James Selby of Florence, Oregon; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at Moores Roselawn Funeral Home, April 3 and 4th. Graveside services will be Friday, April 5, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. in Memorial Park Cemetary, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Contributed by Charlene Holland

Willene Adriana Morrow, 60, died Thursday, October 7, 1999. Willene was born in Brownsville, Texas, daughter of Charles Matthew and Edith (Phillips) Morrow of Tulsa. She graduated from Central High School and attended Abilene Christian College in Texas. She is survived by her mother: Edith Morrow of Tulsa; sisters and brothers-in-law Charlene and George Holland of Florence, and Sylvia and Wayne Walton of Tulsa; brother Eddy Morrow of Tulsa; and many other relatives. Willene's father Charles "Charlie" Morrow died 2 days after her death. A double graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore's Rosewood Chapel of Tulsa was in charge of arrangements.


You walk through a shrouded forest
Dimly lit by strands of sunlight
Spilling down through the trees
Starkly outlined against the sky

Shredded clouds
Tossed by gusty winds
Skimming by
Against the azure blue

Tangled growth overrun the path
Seeming to grow, as you walk by
The forest abounds with sound
And movement of creatures unseen

The path winds
Through ancient giants of wood
And gnarled with age

The smell of enriched earth
Surrounds you as you walk quietly through
Breathing deeply you inhale
The richness of mellowed time

This mantle of trouble and grief
Slide from your shoulders
Like a cape to the ground

You can see clearer now
Eternity surrounds you
With solace and safety

You hear the singing of water bubbling over stones
Laughing its way to the sea
You feel one with the forest
The green of trees and the blue of sky

The crystal of water
And the red earth beneath your feet
The call of endless time around you
You are at peace

Be at peace, Daddy and Willene
I love you

Charlene Holland

Contributed by William Highfill
Greenwood Democrat (online edition)
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Helen Christine Mott, 75, of Boonevile, Ark. was born Sept. 22, 1932 in Bronte, Texas to L.W. and Edna Opal Norred Pruitt. She passed away March 22, 2008, in her home in the Ione Community, Ark. Helen was retired from the USDA as a Poultry Inspector. She was a member of the Mixon Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, reading and arts and crafts. Funeral services were March 25, 2008, at the Mixon Baptist Church near Booneville with burial in French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Ark., under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, LaNelle Evans of Fort Smith, Ark.; three sons, Michael Mott of Broken Arrow, Okla., O.T. Mott Jr. of Magazine, Ark. and Gary Mott of Mansfield, Ark.; one sister, Patsy Thompson of Jenny Lind, Ark.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons, Greg Evans, Marc Toland, James Mott, Brian Mott, Matthew Mott, Caleb Mott. Honorary pallbearers were Mixon Sunday School Class.

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