SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2017
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The Waldron News
14 September 2016
LEON ABBOTT

Leon Abbott of Bates, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, September 4th in Bates, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Leon was born October 31, 1940 to Logan Abbott and Myrtle Tull Abbott in Oliver, Arkansas. Leon was 75 years, 10 months and 4 days old. Leon was a logger by trade. He spent many days outside. This would lead to his love of hunting and fishing. Leon enjoyed going to the Bates store to drink coffee and visit. He would talk to and visit with everyone that came in. Leon loved his family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. Spending time together and making everlasting memories. Leon leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 49 years, Beverly Abbott of the home; three children, Charlie Abbott and wife Darla, Wesley Abbott and wife Brenda and Sarah Rice and husband Paul. Papa Lon will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, Todd Abbott, Kendall Fowler and husband Josh, Jala Abbott, Zack Statam, Harleigh Rice and Emmett Rice and one great grandchild, Lane Fowler. Leon is also survived by his sisters, Robbie Westfall, Barbara Maxwell, Wanda McDaniel and Ethel McDaniel. Leon will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, friends, hunting buddies, neighbors and loved ones. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Logan and Myrtle Abbott and two sisters. Leon's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Bates Baptist Church with Rev. James Self and Bro. Joe Hayden Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Leon's pallbearers will be Todd Abbott, Josh Fowler, Paul Rice, Joe Paul Stafford, Zack Statam and Clint Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Cagle, Bill Tull, Kenneth Nevills, Jr. Pickel, Gary Sanders and Henry Jr. "Bobo" McDaniel. Leon's visitation will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Leon's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
24 November 1999
MABEL JONES ABBOTT

Mabel Jones Abbott, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, November 15, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired school teacher, a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, American Legion, Business & Professional Women, Scott County Retired Teachers Association and was the widow of Glenn Abbott. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Mildred Laird of Cedar Creek, AR and James Laird of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Charles Elliott, John Nelson, Don Nelson, Bill Nelson, Abbott Nelson, Jerry Potter.

The Waldron News
30 March 2011
CECIL W. ABERNATHY

Cecil W. Abernathy, 82, passed away March 20, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was born September 29, 1928 in Polk County, Arkansas. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Josephine Kuballa and his sister, Geneva Jameson. He is survived by his son, Danny K. Abernathy of OKC and a nephew, John W. Jameson of Parks, AR. Visitation was on Thursday from 9-5. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
14 October 2009
ALLEN ADAMS

Allen Adams, 52, of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Allen was born June 11, 1957 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He enjoyed trading, spending time with his friends and family and going to the casino. Allen is survived by his wife of 28 years Shelia of the home; two daughters, Sherry Adams of Boles, Arkansas, Sharon Adams of Boles, Arkansas; one son, Allen Adams of Boles, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Bethany, Caleb, Kayle and Hannah all of Boles, Arkansas; father, Billy Joe Adams of Mulberry, Arkansas; mother Jean Johnico of Cameron, Oklahoma; four sisters, Emma Steelman of Heavener, Oklahoma, Joetta Collins of Rock Island, Oklahoma, Audrey Johnico of Cameron, Oklahoma, Eva Adams of Mulberry, Arkansas; one brother, Eddie Adams of Cameron, Oklahoma. Allen's funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Phillips officiating with interment in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Midland, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Sean Kearney, Bud Scott, Allen Adams, Eric Rdmon, Jimmy Collins and Ronald Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Harris, Ralph Campbell, Clyde Payne, Levin Dunnigan, Paul Bay, David Priest and Frankie Campbell. Allen's visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2009 and Saturday until the funeral hour.

The Waldron News
27 July 2005
HAZEL ADAMS

Hazel Adams, age 91, of Amity, died Friday, July 15, 2005. She and her family were resident of Forester for many years. She was born February 2, 1914 near Glenwood, the daughter of George Washington Doster and Pearl Orrick Doster. On September 25, 1930, she was married to Tim Adams who preceded her in death on April 10, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Susan Stacie Adams. She was a member of the New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Amity. She is survived by two sons, Horace Adams of Kirby and Max Adams of Alpine; three daughters, Laverne Hawkins of Parks, Twyla Buck of Arkadelphia and Vicki Winnes of Springdale; 16 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one brother, Winston Doster of Glenwood; and four sisters, Mae Kirkpatrick, Tuleda Hancock and Pauline Doster all of Amity and Bessie Cookman of Anderson, Indiana.

The Waldron News
5 May 2010
JOHNNIE MACK ADAMS

Johnnie Mack Adams, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home. He was an electrical engineer. He is survived by one son Isaac Adams of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sisters, Susan King and husband Mike and Jeannie Lee and husband Mark both of Texas and one aunt, Delletta Boutwell. Memorial service was Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with a cremation under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
28 October 2015
THOMAS ERIC ADAMS

Thomas Eric Adams of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Eric was born April 30, 1964 to Thomas Clayborn Adams and Mary Faye (Slater) Adams in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eric was 51 years, 5 months and 22 days old. Eric leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Mary Adams of the home. Eris is survived by his aunts and uncles: Wanda Ferguson, Linda Hunt, Norene Trozzi and C.R. Slater, all of Waldron, Arkansas, Larry G. Slater of Greenwood, Arkansas, Carolyn Wagner of Benton, Arkansas and Judy Slater of Wister, Oklahoma. Eric will be missed by all that knew him, and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of many cousins. Eric was preceded in death by his father, Thomas C. Adams, grandparents: Thomas C. and Harriett Adams, Clifton and Earnestine Slater, and uncles Clyde Slater and Jerry Slater. Eric's graveside life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Rev. Donnie Wagner officiated. Interment followed. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Eric's visitation was Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
4 July 2001
TOM ADAMS

Thomas Clayborn Adams, Jr., 54, of Waldron died June 30, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Lutheran and an employee of Tyson Foods. Funeral services were held at 10 am Monday, July 2, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; one son, Eric of Waldron; and one sister, Judy Odam of Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer fund or the charity of your choice.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
VERNON BILLY ADAMS

Vernon Billy Adams, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, October 18, 1999 in his home. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a member of the American Legion and a retired night watchman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at Mena Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial at Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by three step-daughters, Melba Thompkins of Waldron, Cleon Shelton of Boles, AR, and Ruthe Alldredge of Montague, CA; three stepsons, Edward Cox of Eureka, CA, Jessie Cox of Clarksville, AR and Roger Cox of Sutherlin, OR; one sister, Jerry Whitson of Phoenix, AZ; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kenneth Parham, Richard Davis, George Davis, Theodore Smith, Norman Gigax and John Frank.

The Waldron News
18 January 2017
NORMA JEAN AKE

Norma Jan Ake, born September 5, 1942 in Youngtown, OH went to be with her savior January 13, 2017 in Fort Smith, AR. Norma was the daughter of Forrest and Evelyn Rothgeb. Norma married Thomas Dwaine Ake on August 17, 1963 in Canton, OH. Norma was an RN while living in Ohio. She became a full-time housewife after the birth of their second child Sandra. Norma loved nature and gardening. She also lovd sewing, cross stitch, traveling and her pets. Norma is preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Norma is survived by children Sheryl and Garry Starks of White Deer, TX, Sandra Ake and Jesse Mora of Los Angeles, CA and Michael and April Ake of Canyon, TX, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Norma will be buried at National Cemetery with her husband Tom. Cremation under direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, 2911 West Hwy. 10, Greenwood, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 September 2009
JANICE LEE AKERS

Janice Lee Akers age 60 of Mena died Sunday, September 6, 2009 at her home. She was born on Saturday, May 28, 1949 to Dale Timothy and Beulah Ida Gorton Rodgers in Spokane, Washington. Janice was one to live life to the fullest; she loved to travel with her family and to go shopping. In her travels she went to many different places all over the United States but really enjoyed the Southwest and what it had to offer. She enjoyed collecting the Native American artwork that was produced in this region of the country. Also, she enjoyed antiques and was a collector of many other artifacts. Family was very important to her and she loved spending time with them on outings to the malls. Shopping was her biggest hobby but she also enjoyed needlepoint, street rodding and collecting antiques. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband Robert Akers of the home; two daughters and sons in law Amy and Chris Phelps of Mena and Emily and Austin Gilliland of Mena; one sister Carol Martin of Mena; two grandchildren Hollee Phelps and Nicholas Phelps both of Mena; one sister in law Mary Forrest and her husband Jeff of Benton; three very close friends Phyllis Newberry of Waldron, Sarah Mott of Mansfield and Abby Edwards of Waldron; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Mena at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Hary Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Mena. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Service Chapel in Mena. Pallbearers will be Mike Rodgers, Dickie Newberry, James Laird, James Kelley, Sam Snead and Orville Norris. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Rich Mountain Community College at 1100 College Drive, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or the First United Methodist Church, 501 9th Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

The Waldron News
30 July 2014
ROBERT LEE AKERS

Robert Lee Akers,, age 66, of Mena, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home. He was born on Friday, December 12, 1947 to Burlen Ellis and Marjorie Ruth Dunaway Akers in Seguin, Texas. Robert graduated from Glenwood High School in 1965 and enjoyed attending a dinner every month with his classmates. After high school, he went to Henderson State and graduated in Business and then attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received his Master's Degree in Banking. He worked most of his 30 year career in banking in Waldron, Arkansas. Robert was into street rods and loved to enter car shows with his 1936 Ford 2 door sedan. Robert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena, a former president of the Waldron Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Ouachita Rodders. Robert loved spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and he will be greatly missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janice Lee Akers. Survivors include two daughters and sons in law, Amy and Chris Phelps of Mena and Emily and Austin Gilliland of Mena; one sister, Mary Ann Forrest and husband Jeff of Benton; one half brother, Roger Akers of San Antonio, Texas; two half sisters, Janelle Neal and Pamela Lopez both of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, Hollee Phelps and Nicholas Phelps both of Mena; a niece and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Mena at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Tom Frase officiating. Interment followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Mena. Visitation was Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Pallbearers were Chris Phelps, Nicholas Phelp, Sam Snead, James Kelly, Orville Norris, Dickie Newberry, Max Smith and James Laird. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Gilliland and Danny Joe Jenkins. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 501 9th Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or the Mena Regional Health Support Foundation, P.O. Box 1526, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

The Waldron News
29 october 2008
LESLIE JAMES AKINS

Leslie James Akins, 56, of Hale Town, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008 at his home. He is survived by his wife Lisa Akins, six children Patsy Creiver of Weatherford, Texas, Marsha Akins of Louisiana, Leslie H. Akins of Pine Bluff, Akrnasas, Tabetha Houston of Dover, Delaware, R.J. Akins of Searcy, J.L. Akins of the home; nine grandchildren; three brothers Randy of Poteau, Oklahoma, Donald of Van Buren, Arkansas, David of Amarillo, Texas; two sisters, Reba Burgess of Corrinth, Texas, Cindy Hardee of Azle, Texas. He is preceded in death by one brother Bobbie Akins, one sister Vickie Warner, parents Burl Jack Akins and Barbara Cheetam. Funeral service was 10:00 am Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Mt. Moriah Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were James Bynum, Don Swindle, Timothy Swindle, Cody Swindle, Richard Owens and K.J. Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary House and Greg Owens.

The Waldron News
8 July 2009
GORDON J. ALANDER
October 24, 1919 - July 2, 2009

Gordon J. Alander, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009 in the Waldron Nursing Center. He was born October 24, 1919 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of the late Leon and Gertrude (Naughton) Alander. Gordon was a retired tool and die worker. He attended the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margaret, who passed October 30, 2005. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Richard Smith, and step-son Joseph Randall Burman. Gordon is survived by a daughter Patti Roets and her husband Dave of Waldron, Arkansas; son, Michael and wife Cindy of Cable, Wisconsin; two step-sons who he lovingly raised and supported as his own, Jerry Burman of Wichita, Kansas, Steve Burman of Rockford, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Kevin Stewart of Sherwood, Arkansas, Kari (Stewart) Griebel of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Kaitlin Yandell and Keith Roets of Waldron, Arkansas, Chuck Burman of Alaska, Lynne Green of Dixon, Missouri, Teresa and Brandon Burman of Rockford, Illinois; seven great-grandchildren, Drew Griebel, Lily Stewart, Austin Yandell, Kristina and Jaclyn Green, Brayden and Heather Burman; special nieces, Joanne and her husband James Martinson, and Beverly Jones both of Rockford, Illinois; numberous friends and caregivers at the Waldron Nursing Center. Gordon's memorial service will be Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Marvin Frederick officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 November 2005
MARGARET E. ALANDER

Margaret E. Alander, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Waldron Nazarene Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Burman, sister, Shirlee Tuller and brother, Marvin Davis. Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Waldron Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Alander of the home; one daughter, Pam Roets of Waldron, AR; three sons, Michael Alander of Cable, Wisconsin, Jerry Burman of Wichita, KS and Steve Burman Rockford, Illinois; one sister, Alyce Koker of Racine, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
10 July 2002
VIRGIE ALBERS

Waldron--Virgie Martin Albers, 88, of Waldron died Monday, July 1, 2002 in her home. She was a homemaker, Baptist and the widow of Edward Albers. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 5 at 10:00 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel and with burial at Pearson Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Glenda Manning of Waldron and Linda Sue Bieker of Salina, Kansas. Pallbearers were great grandsons.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
MARCELLA ALCANTER

Marcella Alcanter, 64, of Booneville, Arkansas died Monday, January 17, 2000 in Van Buren Health/Rehab. Graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2000 followed by burial at Helton Cemetery in Booneville, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. She is survived by one daughter, Theresa Bradbury of Havana, Arkansas; one son, Doyle Garner of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary Gregg and Judy Earls of Waldron, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Natalie, Christopher and Jessie; and two great-grandchildren, Blake and Raylee.

The Waldron News
9 May 2001
FRANKIE LEE ALEXANDER

Frankie Lee Alexander, 55, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a member of Piney Church in Blackfork, Arkansas. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001 with burial at Piney Cemetery in Blackfork, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Jannell Lane Alexander of the home; one daughter, Tonya Alexander of Des Moines, IA; seven sisters, Iola Alexander, Viola Franklin and Lela Caldwell, all of Washburn, AR, Mary Smith and Peggy Alexander, both of Waldron, AR, Dorothy Rader of Greenwood, AR and Sally Shandy of Arkoma, OK; three brothers, Donald Alexander of Washburn, AR, Kenneth Alexander of Waldron, AR and Carl Alexander of Sullivan, MO; two grandchildren.

Scott County Times
28 November 2001
KENNETH ALEXANDER

Kenneth Dale Alexander, 64, of Waldron died Sunday, November 18, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Lighthouse Church. Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, 2001 at the Jubilee Church with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his companion, Ruth Ann Alexander of Bourbon, Missouri; two sons, Jeffery and wife Terry Alexander of Rolla, Missouri and Gregory and wife Terry Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri; seven sisters, Evelyn Smith and Peggy Alexander both of Waldron, Iola Alexander, Sally Shandy, Lela Caldwell and Dorothy Rader all of Greenwood, Arkansas and Viola Franklin of Booneville, Arkansas; two brothers, Carl Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri and Donald Alexander of Greenwood, Arkansas; 4 grandsons, Jason, Chris, Timmy and Aaron; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Glen Cook, Perry Mercer, Richard Smith, Ricky Rader, Dennis Franklin and Donald Alexander.

The Waldron News
3 November 2010
BARBARA RUTH ALLEN

Barbara Ruth Allen, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a long time health care worker in Scott County. Barbara was born May 2, 1926 in Parks, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Ruby Allen. Barbara received the Valetta Myers Buck Excellence in Home Care Awards on November 16, 2009, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Barbara went to work for the Area Agency on Aging in 1979 and had been there for 27 years. She had given unselfishly of herself in her community and her fellow man. Barbara was a hospice volunteer and had accumulated over 400 hours of volunteer time since she became a volunteer 15 years ago. She pieced quilts to donate to the Area Agency indigent hospice programs every years. Barbara went far beyond the call of duty while caring for her clients, making herself available even during off duty hours. She is survived by one brother, Donald Allen and wife Marcie of Texarkana, Texas; three nephews, Kenneth and wife Shirley, Doug and wife Laurs, and Chris Allen all of Texarkana, Texas; one aunt, Inez Jameson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; also many other special relatives and special friends including Mina Bea and J.B. Atnip, Pat Berry, Janice Bennett, Fern Yandell, Bonnie Hill and her home health care aid Betty Atchley. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Kenneth, Doug, Chris and John Allen; Damon and Wallace Hill.

Scott County Times
7 May 2003
DEREK RANDALL ALLEN

Harvey, AR--Derek Randall Allen of Harvey, Arkansas died Sunday, April 27th, 2003 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was a student at Arkansas Valley Technical Institute and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dean Allen. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 2nd at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Robin Allen of Harvey, Ark; grandparents, Chuck and Bonnie Milam of Oklahoma City, OK; Shirley McClain of Yucca Valley, CA; Florence McLaughlin of Brookly, AR; one great-grandparent, Marion McClain of Yucca Valley, CA; one sister, Autumn Allen of the home; three brothers, Aaron Allen of the home; Clinton Dean Allen of Jonesboro, AR; Larry Allen Jr. and his wife Angela of Harvey, AR. Pallbearers were Lenny Allen; Ronald Allen; Sean Allen; Steve Mourton; Josh Mourton and Steve Passmore.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
ED ALLEN

Ed Allen, 73, of Waldron, died Sunday, June7, 1998 in his home. He was an employee of Rice Furniture. Funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Nova Allen, of the home; four daughters: Doris Kelley, Jeanie Crump, Margaret Kelley and Marilyn Chronister, all of Waldron; two sons: Joe Ed Allen and Richey Allen, both of Waldron; one sister, Maudie Taylor, of Waldron; 11 grandchildren, four step- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Rice, Terry Rice, James House, Howard Himes, Rick Davis and Ken Hines. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
15 January 2003
FRANKLIN ALLEN

Franklin Delano Allen, 61, of Mulberry died Saturday, January 11, 2003 in Mulberry. Frank was a very Godly man, devoted to his wife of 40 years, his children and his grandchildren. He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. A retired ironworker, he served 25 years with the 148th Evac Unit of the National Guard. While in the guards, he achieved the rank of staff sergeant, serving as a medic and cook. Frank was a 32nd Degree Mason in Lodge No. 232 in Waldron and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mulberry. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Mulberry under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry. Masonic graveside services were held at 1 pm Tuesday at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Greta Sherrill Allen; a daughter, Sherrilleta Foster and husband Seth of Fort Smith; a son, Sean Allen and wife Marsha of Van Buren; two brothers, Dan Allen of Harvey and Kennith Allen of Holbrook, Arizona; and three grandchildren, Cole and Caly Allen and Sydney Foster. Pallbearers were Fred Moon, Johnny Crocket, John Moody, Jeff and David Marvin and Ray Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were David Moody, Mark Newmnan, John Noggle, Jimmy Moore, Larry Goodnoh and William Toby.

The Waldron News
11 April 2007
HERSHELL FRANKLIN ALLEN

Mr. Hershell Franklin Allen, age 80, of Story, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007 in Mena. He was born May 20, 1926 in Nella, Arkansas to the late Jess Columbus Allen and Lena Mae Johnson Allen. He was a custodian for Waldron Schools and also worked in the timber industry. Mr. Allen was a member of the Piney Baptist Church in Scott County and was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He is survived by his children, Janet Allen of Supulpa, OK, Joyce Rainwater of Nella, AR, Jerald Allen of Abilene, TX, Jackie Allen of Story, AR and Kay Lee of Enola, AR; his caregiver, Joyce Rose of Story, AR; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many cousins and a host of friends. Mr. Allen was scheduled for cremation under the direction of the Beasly-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. No local services are scheduled at this time.

The Waldron News
22 September 2010
JOHNNY ERNEST ALLEN

Johnny Ernest Allen, 65, of Beaucamp, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Avant, Oklahoma. Johnny was born June 2, 1945 in Shiloh, Arkansas to Tommy Jefferson Allen and Patricia L. (Moore) Allen. Johnny is survived by three children, Ricky W. Allen of Oologah, Oklahoma, Patty E. Witchey of Avant, Oklahoma, Grady G. Allen of Forgan, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; Jimmy Leon Allen of Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Copied as written.) Johnny's funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Danny Staggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 April 2013
MAYRENE LAVERNE ALLEN

Mayrene Laverne Allen, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Waldron. She was born September 17, 1932 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late John O. and Grace (West) Franklin. She is survived by eight children, Kathy Helton and husband James Helton, Shirley Scott and husband Almus Scott, Larry Allen, Donnie Allen, Kenny Allen and wife Lavada, Gary Allen and wife Rosie, Troy Allen, and David Allen all of Waldron, Arkansas, 14 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, one sister Nova Allen of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers, Hobert Franklin of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Junior Franklin of Waldron, Arkansas and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband L.C. Allen, parents, one brother, Calvin Franklin and two grandchildren. Visitation was Friday April 5, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Freedom Cemetery with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Danny Allen, Dustin Allen, L.C. Marsh, Daniel Hinojosa, Junior Helton and Joe Helton, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were her sons and two grandsons Jamie Helton and Scotty Allen Scott.

The Waldron News
27 July 2016
NOVA IRENE ALLEN

Nova Irene Allen of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, July 22, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Nova was born November 28, 1924 to John O. Franklin and Gracie (West) Franklin. Nova was 91 years, 7 months and 24 days old. She was a longtime member of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She was a strong and faithful Christian woman. She exemplified her values and beliefs to everyone she knew. Nova was a sweet spirited lady. She enjoyed crocheting. She especially loved her family and the traditional Sunday dinner when everyone would gather at her house. Nova leaves behind to cherish her memory, four daughters: Doris Kelley, Jeanie Kelly, Margaret Kelley and Marilyn Allen and two sons: Joe Allen and Richey Allen all of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her eleven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Junior Franklin of Waldron, Arkansas. Nova will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of extended family, church family, neighbors and loved ones close to her heart. Nova was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Edward "Ed" Allen, one granddaughter, Leajeana Morgan, two brothers: Hobert Franklin and Calvin Franklin and one sister Mayrene Allen. Nova's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday July 25, 2016 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Tim Russell and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Nova's pallbearers were Jeff Wood, Jason Gilchrist, Jeff Cabe, Charlie Allen, Kyle Liles and Wilson Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers were Becky Stark, Angel Cabe, Melarry Wood, Jennifer Liles, Charlotte Robertson, Daniel Allen, Ryan Allen, Hannah Allen and Kandis Everly. Nova's visitation was Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Nova's family received friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
21 January 2015
PAMELA DIANE ALLEN

Pamela Diane Allen of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Pam was born April 15, 1950 in Waldron, Arkansas to Mel Smith and Billie Lee (Harrison) Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pam was a member of Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, Arkansas. Pam, with her caring nature, was always a joy to be around. She was always helping people in whatever manner she could. Pam was a friend to everyone she met and enjoyed sharing with her family and friends. Pam was passionate and was strong willed. These qualities and more, made Pam the warm and loving person she was known to be. Pam's family was the highlight of her life. Time spent with each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren was most precious to her. Pam was a role model and mentor to her children and grandchildren. Fond memories of her are around every corner. Pam leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters and two sons: Melissa Marine and husband Kurt of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, James Allen and wife Tamara of Waldron, Arkansas, Heather Richmond Allen of Texas, Joshua Allen and fiancee Ashley Williams of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Tammy Seyfriend and husband Edward of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Denise Simmons of Oklahoma and Sherrie Mimms of Missouri. Will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Olivia, Natalie, Elizabeth, Jimmie, Tiffany, Shawn, Logan, Haylee, Dillon, Tannah, (LJ) Cooper, Cody and Chad. Pam will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, caring neighbors and loved ones. Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Billie Smith. Pam's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Lake Hinkle Recreation Area. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
30 October 2002
RICHARD F. ALLEN

Wiley Richard Franklin Allen, known to friends and family as Richard, passed from this life on October 22, 2002 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, after a short illness. He was aged 68 years, 6 months and 1 day. Richard was born on April 21, 1934 in Levelland, Texas, the son of Homer Anderson Allen & Susie (Millsaps) Allen, and lived in Texas & Phoenix, Arkzona, before moving with his parents to Blue Mountain, Arkansas. Richard met & married the love of his life, Delois Eugenia "Jean" (Thomas) Allen in 1958, they settled in the Mansfield area, and unto them were born three daughters: Karen Jean (Allen) Davis, Sharon E.S. (Allen) White, and Shelbie Diann Allen. Richard was a graduate of the Magazine High School class of 1952, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. In 1966, Richard was elected Mayor of Mansfield, Arkansas, where he had lived for many years, and he served as the town Marshal of Mansfield for a number of years, a position of trust that he took to heart. Richard was a real estate broker for 38 years, and an active member of the Arkansas Realtor's Association. Richard spent the last several years living in Newton County, Arkansas, recently relocating to Clarksville, Arkansas. Richard never met a stranger, was an avid sportsman & hunter, a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, and loved communing with nature, which was second only to being with his family. Richard is survived by his wife of 44 1/2 years, Jean, of the home. He is also survived by daughter Karen, son-in-law Tim, and granddaughter Jade Renee Davis of West Palm Beach, Florida, his daughter Sharon White, son-in-law Randy, grandson Joshua Pascal, step granddaughter Dasha White & step grandson Justin White, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and his youngest daughter, Shelbie Diann Allen and friend, Jules Baxley of Roswell, New Mexico. He also leaves his mother-in-law Erma Thomas of Waldron, his maternal aunts, Nellie Lee & Mary Clevenger of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Charles & Frances Hunt family of Waldron, the Jimmy & Dolly Bartlett family of Mansfield, the Jim & Margie Thomas family of Bixby, Oklahoma and many, many friends. Those who knew Richard well will not mourn his passing, but celebrate his life - a life that epitomized strength of character, courage & individuality. He will, however, be greatly missed by family & friends. Happy Hunting, Dad, until we see you again! He will be laid to rest at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Funeral services were held Friday, October 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mansfield United Methodist Church, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
21 January 2004
SISTER MARY ALVERA

Sister Mary Alvera of St. Edward Convent of Mercy in Fort Smith died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Chancler, Oklahoma. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in St. Louis, MO in 1945. Her ministries included various nursing positions and she began a career in administration in 1967. Over the next thirty years, she served in various administrative positions in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. At the time of her death, she was ministering at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center. Sister Alvera is survived by her religious community, the Sisters of Mercy; long-time friends Jeri Potter; her brothers John Simon of Norman, OK, Charles Simon of Ozark, AR and sisters, Beryl Pickett, Theresa Mehan of Oklahoma City, OK and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Edna Simon and two sisters, Marie Simon and JoAnn Walker and a brother, Lawrence Simon. Rosary was held at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 16th, followd by Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews of Sister Elvera: Chris Mehan, Charles Mehan, Brian Walker, Aaron Korstjens, Ricky Simon and J.C. Simon. Honorary pallbearers were Roert Nowling, M.D. and the Mercy Associates of St. Edward Convent. Memorials may be made to Mt. St. Mary High School, 2801 South Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. Arrangements under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
LINDA LOIS AMBURN

Linda Lois Amburn of Parks, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 in her home. She was born February 6, 1937. Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Mesquite, Texas with interment in the Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. Linda is survived by her husband, Jim Amburn of Parks, Arkansas; her children, Linda Darlene Suarez and husband Santos, Andy Oxford, Loy Knowles, Jr. and wife Lori; stepchildren Debbie Martin, Marilyn McNally, Jim Amburn, Jr., Janet Amburn; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Ottwell, Nettie Molanders, Jeanette Randell; countless family members and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Kay Oxford.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
BUCK AMMONS

Buck Ammons, 80, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, June 17, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and inspector at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, WWII Army veteran where he served as a cook and he was a member of Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 at Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Pansy Ammons; three daughters, Mary Jane Topoleski of San Antonio, TX, Bonnie Sharon Christensen of Waldron, Rhonda Jeanne Ammons of San Antonio, TX; five step daughters, Carolyn Jane Gann of Fort Smith, Mae Harris of Fort Smith, Becky Farrior of Killeen, TX, Linda Bentley of Visalia, CA and Cindy Miller of Kansas City, MO; three setp sons, Mike Brooks, Rick Brooks and Ron Brooks all of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Bernice Dickerson of Derby, KS and Shirley Wood of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, Leon Ammons of Borger, TX and Bill Ammons of Wichita, KS; six grandchildren; 23 step- grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Richard Christensen, Bill Ammons, Mike Brooks, Rick Brooks, Ron Brooks and Ed Hutchens.

The Waldron News
30 October 2002
CHARLES RAY AMMONS

Charles Ray Ammons of Blaine, WA, born August 20, 1951 to Edgar & Clemmie Mae Ammons of Arkansas, left this world Monday, October 21, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar & Clemmie Mae and his baby son, Jon. He is survived by his wife, Paula' daughters, Dariel Rhodes of TX, Andrea and Christina of the family home; sisters, Melba Losing, Della Brockel, Jean Wiseman all of MT and Gail Bottoms of AR; in-laws, Joseph & Ramona Mills of Blaine, their children & spouses; along with numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren in numerous states. Charles served in the U.S. Air Force for 15 years. He worked his way up the ladder to become a Staff Sergeant stationed in many areas of the U.S., Europe & Asia. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and in-law, who will be missed by the many people whom he's touched throughout his life. A funeral service with military honors was held Monday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferndale Moles Funeral Home Chapel, 2039 Main St., Ferndale. The Reverend Wolfgang Schweder officiated. Please share your thoughts & prayers with the family in their online guest book, www.ferndale-moles.com.

The Waldron News
1 February 2017
EVELYN AMMONS

Evelyn Ammons, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away January 28, 2017 in Waldron. She was born October 2, 1937 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Omer Brian and Maud L. Gimlin Ammons. Evelyn graduated from Waldron High School class of 1956. She was involved in sports which she enjoyed throughout her life both playing and watching and was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. Evelyn served as Scott County and Circuit Clerk from 1979 to 1994 and in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1995-2001 serving as Assistant Speaker Pro-Tem in 1997. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Mevalene Ammons Ashford, Jerry Ammons Thompson and infant brother Omer Mondell Ammons. Evelyn is survived by a nephew Gary B. Ashford and wife Joan, niece Mechelle Thompson Bailey and husband Jeff, four great nieces and nephews and by three great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday January 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2017 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial to follow at Pilot Prairie cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers will be Wes Goodner, Larry C. Rice, Larry Taff, Myrtie Owens, Neal Speaks and Joe Don Rogers. If desired donations can be made in her memory to Pilot Prairie Cemetery or Scott County Boys and Girls Club in c/o Martin Funeral Home P.O. Box 786 Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
FERN AMMONS

Waldron--Fern Addie Moore Ammons, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, December 27, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Moore and Edgar Ammons; parents John and Clara Cossey; infant son, John Allan Moore; three brothers, Amon Cossey, Floyd Cossey and Gene Cossey and a sister, Gladys Thompkins. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Cary of Van Buren, Arkansas; one son, Jim Moore of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Melba Henry of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Edward Thompkins, Lester Thompkins, Johnny Thompkins, Steven Moore, Brian Jones and Ed Applegate. Honorary pallbearer was Lowell Thompkins.

The Waldron News
3 November 1999
JULIA ESTELLA (SYLER) AMMONS

Julia Estella (Syler) Ammons, 80, died on Friday, October 29, 1999 in a Hot Springs nursing home. She was born on November 7, 1918 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and attended the Cedar Glades Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Media Lamar Syler and William Jackson Syler; her husband, Earnest V. Ammons and two sons, J.L. Ammons and Donald R. Ammons. She is survived by two sons, Junior L. Ammons of Point Cedar, Arkansas and Waymon F. Ammons of Hot Springs, Village, AR; three daughters, Ernestene Bordsen of Little Rock, Louise Henderson of Hot Springs Village and Bonnie Noggle of Little Rock; one sister, Pauline Martin of Waldron, AR; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 1999 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Reverend Curtis Stillwell officiating, with burial following. Pallbearers were Ryan Deen, Tim Bordsen, Mark Noggle, Scott Noggle, J.T. Redden and Truman French. Arrangements were by Hot Springs Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
11 January 2006
KAY AMMONS

Linda Kay "Isham" Ammons, age 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, January 7, 2006 at her home. She was a retired RN and was the church secretary of the New Life Center in Waldron. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 9, 2006 at the New Life Center in Waldron, with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Bob Ammons of the home; two daughters, Kim Ingles of Dodson, Louisiana, Sam Parker of Dry Prong, Louisiana; one son, Heath Hatton of Sikes, Louisiana; two step sons, Bobby Ammons of Waldron, Arkansas and Dustin Ammons of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine Williams of Waldron, Arkansas, Jean Stanley of Waldron, Arkansas, Paula LaCruix of Montgomery, Louisiana; five brothers, Sanford of Duncan, Oklahoma, Charley of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Jack of Dierks, Arkansas, Jim and Floyd both of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by one sister Betty Jo Isham and parents Charles and Jessie Isham. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Smith, Bobby Ammons, Daniel Ates, Rick Powell, Mark Isham and Bruce Isham. Honorary pallbearers were nephews.

The Waldron News
26 November 2008
ROBERT "BOB" L. AMMONS

Robert "Bob" L. Ammons, 92 years young, of Amarillo, died Saturday, November 22, 2008. Services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Borger, Texas at Minton Chatwell Funeral Home Chapel with Ref. Jeff Hutchison officiating. Burial followed at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Bob was born September 11, 1916 in Waldron, Arkansas to Hilery and Lores Ammons. As the second born among a family of 9 children, Bob remained on the family farm until after graduating from high school. He then joined the United States Army on March 20, 1941. He trained in Sydney, Australia and served his country with great pride during WWII in the East Indies and New Guinea through the Philippine Liberation. Having received the Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and Quadruple Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Bronze Star, Honorable Service Button and Good Conduct Medal, Tec 4 Ammons of Co. B 43rd Engineer Construction Battalion was honorably discharged July 12, 1945. Bob chose Borger, TX to begin his new life and start a family. He worked in the oil fields for Haliburton for 25 years, retired and then he went fishing. Dad loved his family and we loved him dearly. We have been blessed with the gift of love and laughter from our Dad and our lives will be a little dimmer without his bright smile. Happiness and affection for life were often expressed by Dad with a song and a little dance of joy. To all those special caregivers that graced his life in the past few years, we would like to share our own little dance of gratitude. Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father, three brothers and three sisters, and an infant son. Survivors include wife Billie of Amarillo; daughter, Debbie Hall and husband Bob of Wheatridge, Colorado; son, Drexel Ammons and wife Dena of Amarillo; daughter, Denette McClain and husband Tracy o Amarillo; and step-son Rusty Ricks and wife Lois of Whitedeer. Remaining siblings are Bill Ammons and Bernice Dickerson of Wichita, Kansas. Family legacy will be carried through 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Jan Werner Adult Day Care, 3108 S. Fillmore, Amarillo, TX 79110.

The Waldron News
26 April 2000
ROBERT "BOB" LAFEYETTE AMMONS

Robert "Bob" Lafeyette Ammons, 65, of Plainview, Texas died Friday, April 21, 2000 in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. He was born March 14, 1935 in Waldron and was married December 22, 1956 to Virginia Sammann. He was preceded in death by a brother, J.Y. Ammons. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 25 at Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Pastor Jan Horne officiating. He was assisted by Pastor Thomas Baker, Pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial was at Plainview Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ammons of Plainview, TX; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Bert Wall, Roxanne and Dale Williams and Staci Ammons all of Plainview, TX; three sisters, Lavoyne Craig of Waldron, AR, Evelyn Vaughan of Roland, OK and Marcene Blatt of Ft. Smith, AR; four grandchildren, Amber and Cole Williams and Brant and Brock Wall. He grew up in Waldron, Arkansas and went to Plainview at an early age. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tulia, TX. He owned and operated Robert L. Ammons Trucking and was a Contract U.S. Mail Carrier. Pallbearers were Kurt Sammann, Victor, Leland, Kenneth, Clifford and Gaylen Stukey. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Brent and Brock Wall and Cole Williams. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tulia, TX.

The Waldron News
30 April 2014
SHIRLEY JO (NEWBERRY) AMMONS

Shirley Jo (Newberry) Ammons passed from this life Monday, April 28, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her family. Shirley was born May 14, 1936 to Harvey L. Newberry and Gertrude Armelia (Rhyne) Newberry in Waldron, Arkansas. She was 77 years, 11 months and 14 days old. Shirley was a jack of all trades. She was a waitress at Trout Line Restaurant, a cook for a day care, and then she worked as a seamstress for Waldron Furniture Factory for many years. Shirley loved her family. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and making memories. Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, four children: Janice Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas, Denise McKaughan of Pottsville, Arkansas, Wanette Travis of Howe, Oklahoma and Bob Ammons of Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley will forever remain in the hearts of her seven grandchildren: Thurman Watkins, Michelle McCurrie, Bobby Ray Ammons, Skyla Sanders, Samantha Ashford, Dustin James Ammons and Anastasia Travis as well as twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Shirley will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including six sisters, one brother, many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Jay Ammons, her parents, Harvey and Gertrude Newberry, two sisters and one grandson, Jason Owens. Shirley's graveside life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery with interment following. Bob Ammons, Gary Clepper and Jerry Isham officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley's pallbearers were Thurman Watkins, Bobby Ray Ammons, Dustin James Ammons, Mark Ashford, Jason McCurrie and Josh Owens. Shirley's visitation was Monday, April 25, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waldron Nursing Home or Arkansas Children's Hospital, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
27 January 2016
DEANNA KAY (THOMPKINS) AMONDS

Deanna Kay (Thompkins) Amonds was called home by her heavenly father on January 14, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay was born August 23, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to William L. Thompkins and Thelma L. (Cunningham) Thompkins. Kay was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt. She was a loving wife of Jimmy Amonds for 32 years. They were married on October 7, 1984. Kay enjoyed camping and fishing. She just enjoyed being outdoors. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother. Kay leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Jimmy Amonds; one daughter, Vanessa Amonds and spouse Tamera; two sons, Jimmy Amonds and companion Amber, and Trent Amonds. Nana Kay will forever remain in the hearts of her four precious grandchildren. She also leaves behind her mother, Thelma Thompkins and three sisters, Tawana Redmon and husband Randy, Debbie Fain and husband Dewey, Hona Tanner and companion Gerald Ennis and one brother, Dale Thompkins and wife Wanda. Kay will be missed by all that knew her, the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Kay was preceded in death by her father, William L. Thompkins and father-in-law, Fred Amonds. Kay's life celebration was at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. George Crump officiating. Interment followed in the Foster Cemetery near Mena, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay's pallbearers were Steven Fain, Jim Cunningham, Tim Adamson, Gerald Ennis, James Alderman and Leonard Thacker. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Redmon, Dustin Norris, William Redmon, Dewey Fain, Fred Amonds and John Floyd. Kay's visitation was Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
RICHARD ANDERSON

Richard C. Anderson, 72, of Barling, AR died January 5, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired farmer, auto worker and Army veteran of the Korean War. Graveside services were January 8, 2001 at National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by two daughters, Roberta Keck of Indianapolis, IN and Cindy Lawson of Waldron; two sons, William Anderson of New Jersey and Richard Anderson, Jr. of Walkerton, IN; four sisters, Jeanette Belin of Greenwood, Laura Reed and Carol Miller of Walkerton, IN and Dottie Vieting of Hamlet, IN; two brothers, Roscoe Anderson of South Bend, IN and Eldon Anderson of Walkerton, IN; several grandchildren.

The Waldron News
7 October 2009
TROY F. ANDERSON

Troy F. Anderson of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed from this life on June 23, 2009. He was born July 10, 1933 in Hendrix, Oklahoma. Troy was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. He is survived by one son Keith Anderson and wife Debbie of Fort Smith, one daughter Lori Carpenter and husband Butch of Waldron, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was a graduate of Southmayd, Texas High School, North Texas State University, and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a hunter, rancher, businessman, Dallas Cowboys fan and civil servant. Cremation was entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron with a private burial in Texas at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1013, Waldron, AR 72958, or to a charity of choice.

The Waldron News
6 November 2002
WAYNE ANDREWS

Wayne Andrews, 67, of Heavener, Oklahoma died Sunday, November 3, 2002 in his home. He was a life-long resident of the area, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a rancher and livestock auctioneer, member of the National Cattleman's Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc., and Oklahoma Farmers Union. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at First Baptist Church in Heavener, OK with burial at Mt. View "Glendale" Cemetery at Howe, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; one daughter-in- law, Sharon Andrews Steele of Spiro, OK; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Andrews of Howe, OK; and three grandchildren, Tammy Villines and husband Todd, Michael and Jordan Andrews. He was preceded in death by one son, Jackie and one grandson, Rodney.

The Waldron News
9 July 2008
ZANDRA JOYCE ANDREWS

Zandra Joyce Andrews, 64, passed away July 2, 2008 in Fort Smith. Born December 13, 1943 in California, she was the eldest child of the late Orvel Lamar Nelson and Irene Juanita Shank. An Army brat, she lived in many places including New Orleans and Munich, Germany. In school she pursued interests in drama and debate. After graduating high school in Clarksville, Tennessee she met a soldier who kept asking her out. Their first date was to his church services at the local LDS church, which she soon joined. They were married November 17, 1962 in Kentucky. Some of the interesting places they lived include Evreux, France, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1991 they settled in Fort Smith River Valley area. Zandra was a homemaker who served many people through her church. Over the years, she was a Brownie leader, Cub Scout den leader, Sunday School teacher, Relief Society President, and worked at the Fort Smith LDS Family History Center for 16 years. Her passions included genealogy, singing, history, travel and her family. She began searching her family history in 1962 and helped countless others through the years. In July 1976 she sang with a national choir to commenorate the Bi-centennial in Washington, D.C. While living in Germany as an adult, she led her children to visit churches where their ancestors had been baptized and buried. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gary Wayne Nelson and her daughter Deborah Susan. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Douglas Mac Andrews of Barling, her sister Mary Young of Seatttle; and the following children and grandchildren, daughter, Katherine Dawn and husband Denton Rossell Johnson of Fort Smith; daughter Patricia Diane and her husband James Dean Lyle of Little Rock and their children, Jennifer Denise, James Dean, Jr., Jacqueline Diana, Johnathan David, Jessica Danielle, Julianna Desiree and Joseph Donald; son, Jeffrey David Andrews and his wife Tammy Sue of Fort Smith and their children, Jeffrey David, Jr., Kimberly Sue and Logan Michael; son, Richard Brian Andrews and his wife H. Lynn of Roland, Oklahoma and their children, Vincent Mitchell, Zachary Michael, Bradley Matthews, Joshua Marcus and Cierra Morgan; and son Daniel Keith Andrews and his wife Meliisa Renee of Alma and their children, Michael Kendall Gartrell and Brittany Nicole Gartrell. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Andrews, Richard Ancrews, Daniel Andrews, James Lyle, Denton Johnson, Vincent Andrews, Bradley Andrews and Kyle Nelson. Following a private graveside ceremony at the National Cemetery, a memorial service was held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Fort Smith Public Library Genealogy Department at 3201 Rogers Ave., 72903.

The Waldron News
22 September 1999
ED ANGEL

Ed Angel, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 15, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired logger and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday September 17, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Edna Angel of the home; six daughters: Louise Wilsey of Waldron, Elois Young of Waldron, Ann VanDeWiele of Tulsa, OK, Pat Keener of Parks, Linda Davis of Parks and Lisa Godfrey of Waldron; five sons: Joe Angel and Gerald Angel, both of Hot Springs, AR, Dan Angel of Cassville, MO, Bill Angel of Little Rock, AR and Charles Angel of Peachtree City, GA; 37 grandchildren; 44 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shane Davis, Mac Davis, Mike Young, Jim Young, Keith Wilsey, Brad Keener and Mark Keener.

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
EDNA ANGEL

Edna Marie Angel, 92, of Waldron died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist and was the widow of Ed Angel. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. She is survived by six daughters, Louise Willsey, Elois Young and Lisa Godfrey all of Waldron, Ann VanDewiele of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Pat Keener and Linda Davis both of Parks; five sons, Joe and Gerald of Hot Springs, Dan of Cassville, Missouri, Bill of Little Rock, and Charles of Peachtree City, Georgia; 34 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mark Keener, Brad Keener, Keith Willsey, Mac Davis, Shane Davis, Mike Young and Jim Young.

The Waldron News
9 December 2009
JOE J. ANGEL

Joe J. Angel, 82, entered into eternal life with the Lord on Friday, December 4. He was born at Clayton, Oklahoma, the oldest son of Ed and Edna Blalock Angel. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife of 56 years, Shirley Jean Stone Angel. As a boy, he grew up and worked in the logging camps of Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served as a gunner aboard the USS Robert Brazier in the Pacific, where he received the Philippines Liberation Victory Medal. After the war, he was honorably discharged and returned to graduate as valedictorian of Waldron High School, and a member of its football team. He then worked for Dierks Forests, Inc. at Forester, Mountain Pine, Kansas City and Hot Springs where he became the corporate Controller and Treasurer, and later as the Systems Information Manager for Weyerhaeuser for a total of 37 years. He was the Church Administrator at Second Baptist Church for ten years, where he also served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He is survived by his wife Betty Fulmer Johnston Angel and his four children: Becky Trantham (Richard), Beverly Hale (Jim), Sherry Newton (Don) and Chuck Angel (Jill), eleven grandchildren, Amy Ferringer, Jonathan Newton, Bethany Hale Alexander, Matthew Newton, Jenny Hale, Caleb Newton, Tim Hale, Celeste Angel, Joseph Angel, Charissa Angel and Caleigh Angel, and three great-grandchildren, Eli Feldman, Joel Ferringer and Gavin Ferringer. He is also survived by two stepsons, Jeff Johnston (Debra) and Terry Johnston (Mary) and three step grandchildren, Melissa Lahey, Lance Johnston and Christy Johnston. Other survivors include four brothers, Gerald Angel, Dan Angel, Bill Angel and Charles Angel, as well as five sisters, Louise Wilsey, Elois Young, Ann VanDeWiele, Pat Keener and Linda Davis, plus a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Hot Springs at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial at Crestview Cemetery in Hot Springs. Pallbearers were the grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tim English for his caring service, Mike Pounders, and members of the Jack Berry Sunday School class. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to either Grand Avenue Baptist Church or Hot Springs Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
24 December 2003
SHIRLEY JEAN STONE ANGEL

Shirley Jean Stone Angel, age 77, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, December 15, 2003 at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born on September 10, 1926 at Willow, Arkansas, the daughter of Garland and Myrt Celeste Rucker Stone. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Conway Stone. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church. For more than thirty years, she was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church and a worker in its nursery ministry. She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Joe Angel; four children and spouses, Becky and Richard Trantham of Great Britain, Beverly and Jim Hale of Royal, Sherry and Don Newton of Louisville, Kentucky, and Churck and Jill Angel of Atlanta, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, Amy Ferringer, Bethany Hale, Jonathan Newton, Matthew Newton, Caleb Newton, Celeste Angel, Joseph Angel, Charrissa Angel and Caleigh Angel; three great-grandchildren, Eli Feldman, Joel Ferringer and Gavin Ferringer; one sister and brother-in-law, Frieda and Dale Rowe of Gadsden, Alabama; and numerous extended family members. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 2003 in the Grand Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Angel, Rev. Stacy Sanders and Rev. Mike Pounders officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, 6 pm to 8 pm. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tim English and staff, Ollie Herrington, Ann Joseph, Heidi Gilbert and the Montgomery County Nursing Home staff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 324 Autumn Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901. Interment will be in the Crestview Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Guest registry is at www.davis- smithfuneralhome.com.

Scott County Times
12 November 2003
FRED ANTHONY

Fred Edward Leon Anthony, age 70, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 7, 2003, in Mena. He was born February 27, 1933 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late William Samuel Anthony and the late Rushie Miner Anthony. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union. He had lived many years in Eufala, Oklahoma. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Anthony was united in marriage on June 17, 1982 to Faye Anne Wilmeth in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Faye of Hatfield, Arkansas; four sisters, Susan, Carol, Lisa and Lashell; two step children, Tammy and Greg; three sisters, Nancy and her husband Gene Lankford of Mena, Dorothy Jean and her husband Richard Wimer of Lakewood, California, Marty and her husband Jim Phillips of Mena, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Vera Rogers, Wilma Cole and Maxine Sumpter, and his brothers William Anthony, Jr. and Jim Anthony. Graveside services were held Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:00 am at Chant Cemetery in Y-City with Brother Herb Shreve officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. [Copied as written.]

Scott County Times
6 December 2000
ADAM APHAY

Adam Chantha Aphay, 7, of Waldron died Wednesday, November 29, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a student at Waldron Elementary School. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Forest Park Cemetery at Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his father, Phoukhao Aphay of Waldron; his mother, Michelle Aphay of Fort Smith; his grandparents, Joann Martin of Florida, Michael Guillory of Greenwood and Thongom Aphay of Salt Lake City, Utah; his great grandparents, Ann and James Guillory of Greenwood and Marie and J.W. McAlpin of Fort Smith; and two brothers, Anthany and Airic of the home.

The Waldron News
23 August 2017
ANDRES PEREZ ARCE

Andres Perez Arce of Altus, Arkansas passed from this life, Saturday, August 12, 2017 near Altus, Arkansas. Andres was born November 30,1958 in Mexico to his parents, Alejandra Arce and Cosme Perez. Andres was 58 years old. Andres was a hard working husband, father, and grandfather. He loved working outside, gardening and just being busy. He was always doing something. When he wasn't working, Andres enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He loved to see people happy. Andres leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Felicia Arce of the home and his children: Efrain Alcaraz of Joillet, Illinois, Sandra Perez of Chicago, Illinois, Yasmin Perez of Chilcago, Illinois, Shirley Arce of Idabell, Oklahoma, Cosme Arce and Nicholas Arce both of the home, and step children: Milton Massey Jr, Carrie Massey, Aaron James, Daymon James all of Altus, Arkansas. Andres is also survived by his father, Cosme Perez, and sisters: Maria Santos Perez Arce of Mexico, Marcela Perez Vivero of Chicago, Illinois, Ofelia Perez Arce, Paula Perez Arce, Mariciana Perez Arce all of Mexico and his brother-in-laws Dale Sparks and wife Abbie of Waldron, Arkansas, Raymond Sparks of Booneville, Arkansas and sister in laws Robyn Taylor and husband Daniel of Waveland, Arkansas and Nancy Sparks of Booneville, Arkansas. Grandfather will forever remain in the hearts of his 14 grandchildren. Andres will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. Andres was preceded in death by his mother, Alejandra Arce and one brother, Efrain Arce. Andres celebration of life was on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 September 1998
MUFFREY ARENE "MUFFY" ARMSTRONG

Muffrey Arene "Muffy" Armstrong, 78, of Blue Ball, died Tuesday, September 1 at Ami St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. Mrs. Armstrong was born January 2, 1920 in Blue Ball to the late William Thomas "Tom" and Oshie Garner Wilkins. She was a homemaker and mother, charter member of the Gravelly Chapter #580 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Dottie Wilkins, Isabell Hicks, Monette Morgan and Lois Millard. Survivors are her husband, Tom Armstrong; son, David Armstrong, of Blue Ball; daughter, Clara Sue Chambers, of Blue Ball; two brothers: Bill Wilkins and Roy Wilkins, both of Danville; five sisters: Elzadie Miller, Elvie James, Veoria Morgan and Betty Sue Woodard, all of Danville and Geneva Self, of Waldron; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were on Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Egypt Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will be Hunts Cemetery in Blue Ball. Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
THOMAS ARMSTRONG

Thomas "Tom" Armstrong, age 90 of Blue Ball died Tuesday, May 31 at his son's home in Blue Ball. Mr. Armstrong was born March 2, 1915 in Bonham, Texas to the late Thomas and Rosa Lea Doxon Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a retired farmer and a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge #41, Gravelly Masonic Lodge #741, earning a 50 year pin and Gravelly Eastern Star #580. Survivors are a son and wife, David and Regina Armstrong of Blue Ball, daughter and husband, Clara Sue and Ken Glover of Muldrow, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, 2:00 pm at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Ricky Hunt officiating. Interment was at Hunt Cemetery in Tatetown by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Serving as pallbearers were Lance Wilkins, Paul Wilkins, Joel Howell, Ronnie James, Norman Lee Hunt and Lloyd Hunt. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Clint Limbocker, Fred Holland and Jim Chambers.

The Waldron News
9 October 2013
LILLIE JEAN ARNETT

Lillie Jean Arnett, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in her home. Mother passed with visions of planting her fall garden to join in her family reunion of those that preceded her. Husband and life long friend Carl R. Arnett, mother and father Irene and Bascom Monroe, sisters Lorraine Bates and Marie Wing, brother Knox Monroe, grandson Travis Arnett. Lillie leaves behind 3 children that she loved, nurtured and guided throughout their lives, sons and daughters-in-law Jimmy and Anita Arnett, Mike and Joy Arnett and daughter Pam Arnett. Mother held a special place in her heart for 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 nephew, 2 nieces. Mother found much joy in her girls day with Mary Ann Himes and Jenny Barnett that brought a lot of talks and laughs. Mother was born and raised in Harvey, Arkansas surrounded by family and long time friends that through the years she would travel to times in the past as well as how things were in the present in the genuine visits with all. We will reap the harvest of the bountiful garden Mother planted in all of us. Now is the time for Mother to spread her wings and fly to nourish the many places she wants to go. We Love You Mother. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

The Waldron News
31 January 2001
WILLA MAE ARNETT

Willa Mae Arnett, 74, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Monday, January 22, 2001 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a retired stenographer at the Oklahoma Welfare Department and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Martin Funeral Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Lynda Micowski of Meridian, Conn. and Laura Roll of Milwaukee, Wis; one sister, Bobbie Harper of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Bill Thomas of New Iberia, LA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
14 March 2001
ALTA ARRINGTON

Alta Alma Hall Arrington, 89, of Mansfield died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 in her home. She was born January 17, 1912 at Union Ridge, Arkansas to G.M. and Della Norried Coyle. She was preceded in death by her husbands L.L. Hall and Otis Arrington. Graveside services were held at 11 am Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Pine Log Cemetery near Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Crutchfield of Abbott, Arkansas; one son, Bill Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana; one step-son, J.W. Hall of Abbott, Arkansas; three sisters, Ruby Barlow of Panama, Oklahoma, Lois Beshears of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Melba Pierce of Portsmouth, Virginia; one brother, Leon Coyle of Baron, California; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
12 September 2007
JOYCE BOREN ASHER

Joyce Laverne Boren Asher of Lincoln, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Washington Reginal Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 82. She was born June 8, 1925 in Mena, Arkansas. She was a Baptist and was one of the co-founders and lifetime member of the Arkansas Trappers Association where she served as secretary-treasurer. Joyce was also a lifetime member of the Texas and National Trappers Association. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Joel Asher, Sr. of the home; two sons, Joel Jr. and Mike of Fayetteville, AR; three daughters, Beth Ramirez of Vega, TX, Mary Brown of Siloam Springs, AR and Christie Barker of Stella, MO; two sisters, Faye McKaughan of Sacramento, CA and Marie Ward of Boles, AR; 18 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Walter and Ida Gregston Boren, three brothers, Walter Francis of Texas, Charles Edward and Andrew Elmo Boren of Y-City, AR. Services were held Monday, August 27, at Laginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, AR. Interment was National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR.

The Waldron News
7 April 1999
JO ANN ASHFORD

Jo Ann Ashford, 63, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Waldron, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 in her home. She was co-owner of Kerwin's Hardware Store, and Treasurer of Sol Del Mar Homeowner's Association. She was a graduate of Southeastern Illinois University and a former special education teacher in Hartsville, South Carolina. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5 in Waldron First United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Kerwin Ashford; one daughter and son-in-law: Laralei and Fred Thomas, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; one son, Raymond E. Ashford, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; parents, Raymond and Mildred Rackley, of Waldron; one sister, Becky Gardner, of Crossett; one granddaughter, Samantha Ashford. Pallbearers were Dutch Bliss, Ben Thompson, Rick Jones, Randy Jones, Jason Jones, Gary Ashford, Richard Gardner and Jay Gardner. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 316, Conway, SC 29526. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
KELLY S. ASHFORD
June 26, 1921 - April 15, 2009

Kelly Samuel Ashford, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas was born on June 26, 1921 in Waldron, Arkansas and passed away on April 15, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired businessman, having owned and operated Piggly Wiggly Super Market in Waldron for 35 years. He served as a member of the Buck Knob CCC Camp and in the U.S. Navy six years aboard the USS St. Louis and the USS Marlboro. He was honorably discharged from Jacksonville, Florida Air Base in 1946. He was a deacon of the Waldron Free Will Baptist Church, a long time board member of the First National Bank (formerly Bank of Waldron), was a former member of the Waldron Chamber of Commerce and Waldron Lions Club. He also served several years in the Waldron City Council. He is survied by his wife of 63 years Mevalene Ammons Ashford of Waldron, Arkansas, one son Gary B. Ashford and wife Joan of Waldron, Arkansas, one sister Kathryn Ashford Jones of Waldron, Arkansa, three brothers, Keith Ashford and wife Jean of Sanger, California, Kinslow Ashford and wife Mary of Sanger, California, Kermit Ashford and wife Barbara of Fresno, California, one granddaughter Jill Ashford of Waldron, Arkansas, two grandsons Mark Ashford and wife Samantha of Waldron, Arkansas, Brent Ashford of Dallas, Texas, two great grandsons Gunnar and Riley both of Waldron, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Wilson and Tosia Goddard Ashford, two brothers Kenneth and Kerwin Ashford. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Larry Rice, Stanley Brewer, Terry Plummer, Dickie Newberry, Jim Wilson, and Wes Goodner. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Bournes, Jim H. Currier, Billy Jack Black, Debra Fuller, Herman Atchley, Wayne Davis and Kelly Langley, Jr.

The Waldron News
18 July 2007
KENNETH JAMES ASHFORD

Kenneth James Ashford, born February 17, 1924 in Waldron, Arkansas passed away on July 9, 2007 in Fresno, California. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Church of Christ and was as a sheet metal mechanic for many years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wilson and Tosia Goddard Ashford; a brother Kerwin Ashford; his wife Marie Walden Riley Ashford, and a stepson, Ronnie Riley. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Ashford of Clovis, CA; his son, David Ashford of Clovis, CA; his twin sister, Kathryn Ashford Jones of Waldron, AR; four brothers, Kelly Ashford of Waldron, AR, Keith Ashford and Kinslow Ashford of Sanger, CA and Kermit Ashford of Fresno, CA. Funeral was held Monday, July 16, 2007 at the Lisle Funeral Home in Fresno, CA with burial following in Fresno, CA.

Scott County Times
4 January 2006
KERWIN ASHFORD

Kerwin Ashford, age 73, of Waldron, Arkansas and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina passed away Friday, December 23, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from Cooper Industries in Houston, Texas in 1985 and Kerwin's Hardware in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2000. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, had a bachelors in engineering in 1958, and a masters in 1966. He was a Methodist and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Rackley Ashford in 1999. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 30, 2005 at the Waldron United Methodist Church with interment at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his companion Myna Frost Johnson of Waldron; one daughter, Laralei Ashford Thomas and husband Fred; one son Raymond Evan Ashford; one sister, Kathryn Jones of Waldron; five brothers, Kelly of Waldron, Keith of Sanger, California, Kenneth of Clovis, California, Kermit of Fresno, California; one sister-in-law, Becky Rackely Gardner and husband Ronald and one granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the Waldron United Methodist Church Endowment Fund.

The Waldron News
11 March 2015
MEVALENE AMMONS ASHFORD

Mevalene Ammons Ashford, 87, a lifelong resident of Waldron, AR passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was retired co-owner of Piggly Wiggly Super Market in Waldron with her late husband Kelly Ashford. She was a Baptist, member of Waldron Garden Club, Home Demonstration Club & served a term on the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. She is survived by her son Gary B. Ashford & wife Joan of Waldron; one sister, Evelyn Ammons of Waldron; one granddaughter, Jill Ashford Pickens & husband Mike of Greenwood; two grandsons, Mark Ashford & wife Samantha of Hot Springs & Brent Ashford of Dallas, TX; three great-grandchildren, Gunnar, Riley & Kyleigh, and one niece, Michelle Thompson Bailey & husband Jeff & their daughter, Madysen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Ashford; her parents, Omer B. & Maud Gimlin Ammons; a sister, Jerry Ammons Thompson & infant brother Omer Mondell Ammons. Visitation was held Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Rice, Larry Taff, Dickey Newberry, Wes Goodner, Miles Dozier and Todd VanDeWiele. If desired donations can be made to the Duncan Cemetery Fund or the Scott County Boys & Girls Club, Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 February 2009
RAYMOND EVAN "RAY" ASHFORD

Raymond Evan "Ray" Ashford, 50, of North Myrtle Beach passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet. Ray was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was the son of the late Kerwin and JoAnn Rackley Ashford. He was predeceased by his wife, Diane Duncan Ashford, who died in October of 2008. Ray attended Francis Marion College. He worked for many years in the family business, Kerwin's Hardware Company in North Myrtle Beach, and currently was working with the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed traveling, dining, country music, and being a member of the "AOL Over Forty" group, and was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast. Surviving is a daughter, Samantha M. Ashford of Greenville; a sister, Laralei Thomas and her husband, Fred, of Travelers Rest; and a special pet, Casey. Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating. Private inurnment services wil be held at a later time...The family requests that memorials be made in Ray's memory to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

The Waldron News
1 September 2010
JEAN MARGARET GREEN ASPINWALL

Jean Margaret Green Aspinwall entered into rest Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. She was born on March 13, 1920 in Altoona, Pa., to the late Harry Bruce and Leola Dunn Green. She was the beloved wife of Wallace E. Aspinwall, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Wallace L. (Phylis) Aspinwall Sr., Virginia Aspinwall (Elliot) Goldfarb, Douglas L. (Linda) Aspinwall Sr. and Sherri Aspinwall Moore. She is also survived by a sister, Shirlee Green Shade, and her grandchildren, W. Lee (Rene) Aspinwall Jr., Daniel L. (Teresa) Aspinwall, Christopher L. (Karen) Aspinwall, Jennifer L. Goldfarb and partner, Shawn Langdon, Robert L. Goldfarb and Douglas L. "D.J." Aspinwall Jr.; and five great-grandchildren. Jean received her bachelor's degree in education from Shippensburg State Teachers College (now Shippensburg University.) She taught in Altoona, Pa., the Wenga School in Paoli, Pa., and was a substitute teacher for the Great Valley School District in Malvern, Pa. She was a member and a Sunday school teacher of Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pa., Past Matron of General Anthony Wayne Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Berwyn, Pa., and a current member of Frankford Chapter, OES in Millville. Life celebration services were at Manger Givnish Inc. Funeral Home with graveside services following at the Good Samaritan Cemetery, 212 West Lancaster Ave., Paoli, Pa. 19301.

The Waldron News
12 November 2014
WALLACE ELMER ASPINWALL

Wallace Elmer Aspinwall, 96, of Dover, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014. He had previously resided in Berlin, Maryland, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 21, 1918. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1938. He attended Shippensburg State Teachers College (now Shippensburg University) between 1939 and 1942. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army and became a member of the Army Air Forces. He was stationed at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi, and Apalachicola Army Airfield, Florida, where he taught airplane mechanics to other service personnel. While in the Army Air Forces, he married his college sweetheart, Jean Green, on July 4, 1944. The first child, Wallace L. Aspinwall, soon followed. After the war ended, he returned to Shippensburg State Teachers College to complete his Bachelors Degree in Education, graduating in 1948. He was a dedicated elementary school teacher at Green Tree Elementary School in Paoli, in the Great Valley School District, where he spent 30 years teaching 6th grade Math and Science. He was affectionately known to everyone as "Mr. A." He retired in 1979 to his summer home outside Ocean City, Maryland. He was a Past Master of Thomson Lodge No. 340 F.&A.M. in Paoli, and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason with the Valley of Reading. He had served as a member of the Advisory Council of Valley Forge Chapter, Order of DeMolay, also located in Paoli. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Williams Aspinwall and Freda Evers Aspinwall, siblings Kenneth, Edna, William and Harold, and in 2010 by his wife of 66 years, Jean. He is survived by his four children: Wallace L. and wife Phyllis of Waldron, AR; Virginia Goldfarb and husband Elliot of O'Fallon, MO; Doublas L. and wife Linda of Hartly, DE; and Sherri Moore of Hartly, DE. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend Wallace's life celebration service on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11am at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Avenue, Malvern, PA, where friends visited on Friday evening from 7-9pm and Saturday morning from 10-11am. A Masonic service was held on Friday at 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment followed at Good Samaritan Cemetery, Paoli, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Heritage at Dover, Capitol Rehabilitation, Kent General Hospital and Delaware Hospice for their care and support during his final years.

The Waldron News
23 September 1998
BILLY AUSTIN ATCHISON

Billy Austin Atchison, 67, of Parks, died Sunday, September 20, 1998 in Fort Smith. He was retired from Equitable Life Assurance Society after 35 years of service, member of Parks Methodist Church, and an army veteran. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23 in Parks Methodist Church with burial at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi. Survivors include his wife: Margie, of the home; one daughter, Michele Etgen, of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Thomas Austin Atchison, of Charlotte, North Carolina; one sister, Louise Johnston, of Waldron. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
E.J. ATCHLEY

E.J. Atchley, 65, of Parks died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the county road crew, a farmer and construction worker. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, June 15, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; one daughter, Marilyn Himes of Keener; two sons, John Atchley of Pocola, Oklahoma and Jimmy Atchley of Parks; his mother Charity Atchley Davis of Keener; and 4 grandchildren, Chris Himes, Bobby Himes, J.T. Atchley and Mac Atchley. Pallbearers were Bobby Himes, Jr. Stovall, Walter Stovall, Allen Stovall, Albert Stovall and Joe Curtis.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009 & 5 February 2009
GARY ATCHLEY

Gary Atchley, 56, of Hackett, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his son Wade Atchley of Charleston, AR; daughter-in-law Michelle Atchley of Hartford, AR; grandsons Joshua Atchley, Jr. of Hartford, AR and Aleczander Atchley of Charleston, AR; sisters Cathrine Woods of Texarkana, AR, Patsy McLain of Lavaca, AR, Linda Lee of Parks, AR and Judy Starr of Waldron, AR; step-son and daughter-in-law Danny and Toni Dorsey. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Roxie Atchley, son Josh Atchley and brother Ray Atchley. Funeral Service was 2:30 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Wade Atchley, Danny Dorsey, Tim Starr, Tim Bunton, Mike Atchley and Billy Baird.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
HERMAN L. ATCHLEY

Herman L. Atchley went to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his family Thursday morning, January 5, 2012 in a Fort Smith hospital. Herman was born May 3, 1926 in Parks, Arkansas to the late Thomas Jefferson Atchley and Bertha L. (Bockmon) Atchley. Herman was 85 years, 8 months and 2 days old. Herman was a member of the Keener Freewill Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was just a young man when he joined the United States Army. While serving his country he had the opportunity to be stationed in the Phillipines and in Korea. During his six years of service, he won the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, AP Theater Ribbon, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. In his years after military life, Herman had a vast variety of careers and positions to which he was quite known for in the community including being a barber for 10 years and owning Waldron Auto Parts. This is where his love of people and talking with others came in handy while hanging out with his buddies, Frankie and Charlie Newberry. He retired as a businessman and rancher. Herman was also a man of many hobbies such as dominoes, hunting, coaching little league and he loved working with kids and rodeo. Herman was most proud of his wife and family. He married the love of his life on June 3, 1944 in Waldron, Arkansas. His love for his family was second to none. He was exceptionally proud of his children and grandchildren. Herman leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 67 years, Ivadale Atchley of the home; two daughters, Rita Gibson of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sharon Espinoza of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two grandsons, Todd VanDeWiele and wife Toni of Waldron, Arkansas, Ramon Espinoza and wife Kandace of Wister, Oklahoma. He also leaves behind five great grandchildren, Triston and Taylor VanDeWiele both of Waldron, Arkansas, Kadance Lea, Sadie Grace and Rylie Jean Espinoza all of Wister, Oklahoma. Herman was preceded in death in addition to his parents by one brother, Thurman Atchley and a sister, Eloise Atchley. Herman's celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve McLain, Rev. Brad Kuhl and Rev. Billy Harwell officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Herman's pallbearers were Ramon Espinoza, Todd VanDeWiele, Brad Fryar, Wes Terhune, Bruce Simpkins and Jim Lee. His honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Nichols, Odell Fryar, Henry Bell Thompson, Clyde Hawkins and Stanley Brewer. Herman's visitation was at 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where his family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
JOETTA ATCHLEY

Joetta Rae Atchley, age 64, of Waldron passed away Friday, February 1, 2002 at a Fort Smith hospital. Joetta was a graduate of Kansas State Teachers College and Arkansas Tech and served as a public school teacher 28 years. She was a member of the board of directors of the Scott County Boys and Girls Club and served as its first executive director. Joetta was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church where she served on numerous committees and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She was Scott County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year and designed the City of Waldron's flag. Joetta is survived by two daughters, Ann McEntire of Waldron and Michele Sears of Fayetteville, one son, Paul Atchley of Waldron. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Garrett Atchley, Josh Atchley, Levi McEntire, Evan Sears, Tell Sears and Lucas McEntire. Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Hahn of Hiawatha, Kansas and Harvey Hahn of St. Louis, Missouri. Joetta was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Atchley. Joetta's friends and family were invited to a Life Celebration Fellowship at 12 noon Monday, February 4 at the Waldron United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall with a memorial service following at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
JOSH ATCHLEY

Josh Atchley, 25, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a fork lift operator for Arkansas Box Co. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Atchley of the home; one son, Josh Atchley, Jr. of the home; father, Gary Atchley of the home; mother, Sharon Lechner of Ratcliff, AR; four brothers, Danny Dorsey of Lavaca, AR, Dwayn Dorsey of Seaton, TX, Wade Atchley of Ratcliff, AR and Joe Williams of Pocola, OK; numerous other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thurman and Roxie Atchley; maternal grandparents, Manuel and Ethel Rush; and uncle, Ray Atchley. Pallbearers were Danny Dorsey, Wade Atchley, Dwayn Dorsey, Billy Baird, Bill Baird and Derek McClain.

The Waldron News
9 June 2010
MICKENLEY WAYNE ATCHLEY

Mickenley Wayne Atchley, 21, of Pocola, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Mckenley was the valedictorian of his high school class, loved to fish and was the 2010 U.S.A.P.I. Military National Powerlifting Champion in the men's 165 lb. junior men division. Mickenley is survived by his father John Atchlety and wife Kim of Pocola, Oklahoma, mother Deanna Velasquez and husband Oscar of Grove, Oklahoma; one brother J.T. Atchley of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one nephew Zachery Young; grandparents, June Vaughn, Betty Atchley and a special friend Kelly Franklin. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be William Dixon, Justin Bollinger, Terry Albertson and Andrew Nelke.

Scott County Times
11 January 2006
ROXIE ATCHLEY

Roxie Catherine Atchley, age 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Keener Freewill Baptist Church and the widow of Thurman Atchley. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by five daughters, Catherine Woods of Texarkana, Arkansas, Patsy McLain of Lavaca, Arkansas, Madge Regnier, Linda Lee and Judy Starr all of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Gary Atchley of Van Buren, Arkansas; one sister, Ruby Frost of Silver City, New Mexico; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Danny and Alan Woods, Mike and Jeff Atchley, Mark McLain, Wes Terhune, Tim Starr, Josh and Wade Atchley. Memorials may be made to the Keener Freewill Baptist Church or the Hawkins Cemetery in c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958. com.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
THELMA IONE ATCHLEY

Thelma Ione Atchley, 92, of Parks, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000 in her home. She was a retired sales clerk, a member of Keener Freewill Baptist Church where she was the former secretary and treasurer, and founder of Hawkins Cemetery perpetual care fund. She was preceded in death by her husband M.L. Atchley; three sons, Thurston, Harley and Maurice; two grandchildren, Paul Keener and Sharon Rowe and her parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14 at Keener Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Bernice Keener of Parks, AR; three daughters-in-law, Joetta Atchley of Waldron, Dorothy Atchley of Parks and Carol Atchley of Amarillo, TX; 35 grandchildren including Perry Atchley of Colorado Springs, CO and Tommy Atchley of Parks, AR; 16 great-grandchildren including Larry Atchley of Parks, AR; and 15 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Keener Freewill Baptist Church or Hawkins Cemetery Fund c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
22 July 2015
J.B. ATNIP

J.B. Atnip, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on June 29, 2015 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born August 6, 1934 in Princeton, Alabama to the late J. Burton and Julia Mae (Eakes) Atnip. He is survived by his wife Mina Bee Atnip; three sons, Chris, Eddie and Richard Atnip; one daughter, Peggy Smith; fourteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one brother Robert Atnip; one sister Nellie Copeland and two step children, Lisa Stinson and Ronald Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, burial followed at French Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Danny Atnip, Randy Atnip, Gene Atnip, Chris Atnip, Xander Atnip and Richard Atnip.

The Waldron News
8 October 2014
CLYDE M. AUDAS

Clyde M. Audas, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on September 30, 2014 in Waldron. He was born September 29, 1924 to Ted and Maggie Brashier Audas. He was a Baptist, WWII veteran, cattleman and was in the butane business for many years. He was a former Waldron City Councilman and Lion Club member. Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean Howell Audas and granddaughter Donna Joyce. Clyde is survived by two daughters, Drinda Audas Patterson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Joan Audas Ashford of Waldron, Arkansas, seven grandchildren: Leanne Morgan, Mitchell Ridenhour, Brent Ashford, Beth Haynie, Jill Pickens, Lisa Bailey and Mark Ashford, 13 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and a cousin Lano Audas Zagar. Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Duncan Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958 or Scott County Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1013, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
8 January 2003
JAMES M. AUDAS

James Monroe Audas, 78, of Hilmar, California died of natural causes on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. Mr. Audas was a native of Waldron, Arkansas. He had lived in Hilmar since 1983. He was a mechanic for Pittsburg Ford. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Turlock and he also belonged to the Free & Accepted Masons in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Audas of Hilmar; children, Louie Audas of Concord, CA and Jackie Audas of Cloverdale, CA; sister, Etta Fae Foster of Fort Smith, AR; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. Burial was at Oakmont Cemetery in Concord.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
JAMES STANLEY AUDAS

James Stanley Audas, 46, of Fort Smith, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 in his home. He was manager of The Cobbler shoe store, a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and a U of A football alumni. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his mother, Pauline Audas, of Waldron; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were John Keith Warren, Brad Rotert, Larry Tate, Billy Tate, Gary Tate and Raymond Clopton. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
15 May 2002
JEAN AUDAS

Waldron--Funeral services for Jean Florence Howell Audas, 77, of Waldron were held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10 am at Waldron First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Audas died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron and was a member of a local bridge club. Survivors include her husband, Clyde M. Audas of the home; two daughters, Joan Audas Ashford of Waldron and Drinda Audas Patterson of Tennessee; a brother, Douglas W. Howell of Oakland, California; four granddaughters, Jill White and Leanne Morgan both of Waldron, Beth Rhodes of El Dorado, Arkansas and Lisa Bailey of Tennessee; three grandsons, Brent Ashford of Dallas, Texas and Mark Ashford and Mitchell Ridenhour both of Waldron; five great granddaughters and four great grandsons.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
JOE M. "MIKE" AUSTIN

Joe M. "Mike" Austin of Longview, Texas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, December 27, 2013 in Longview, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born August 6, 1950 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Joseph Robert "Joe Bob" Austin and Marian (Johnson) Austin. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, where he was ordained a deacon in 1989. Mike grew up in Waldron, Arkansas. After high school, he went to Arkansas Tech and then University of Arkansas, where he graduated with degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Civil Engineering. In 1975 he moved to Longview, Texas to begin his career with his first job after college, and Longview has been his home ever since. Mike was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a registered Texas Professional Engineer. Mike met his soul mate (Donna Sue McCraw) while they were freshmen in college. They dated and later married, sharing 43 years together and raising two amazing children. After his children were grown, Mike began taking field assignments throughout the United States and in the UK and in Asia. Wherever his work took him, he and his wife enjoyed exploring new places and meeting new people, and he made friends around the world. Mike was a people person, kind, generous, thoughtful, patient and always willing to help; he was one of those people whose presence made the world a better place. He liked being outdoors, spending time in the woods and on the water. He enjoyed woodworking, especially lathe work, and turned bowls whenever he was at home between assignments. He considered himself the "Activities Director" when the grandchildren came to visit and played with them continuously; they were his pride and joy. Mike was a man of hard work for his family and he enjoyed spending time with each and everyone of them. The memories made with his wife, children and grandchildren will be treasured always. Mike is survived by the love of his life, his wife Donna Sue (McCraw) Austin; one daughter, Donna Santo; and one son, Daniel Austin. Papa will forever be missed by his pride and joy, his grandchildren: Madison Santo, Macy Santo, Katherine Austin, Noah Austin and Elijah Austin. Mike will remain in the hearts of his mother, Marian Austin and his brother, Robert "Spud" Austin. Mike will be missed and remembered by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Joe Bob Austin, and one sister, Lynn Marshall. Mike's life celebration memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Mike's visitation was held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (P.O. Box 4464, Houston, TX 77210-4464), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959) or Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, (PO Box 3223, Longview, TX 75606-3223).

The Waldron News
6 May 2015
MARIAN LOUISE (JOHNSON) AUSTIN

Marian Louise (Johnson) Austin of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Waldron, Arkansas. She was surrounded by loving family and friends. Marian was born to Oscar William Johnson and Freda (Grammer) Johnson on January 27, 1924, in Wilburton, Oklahoma. Marian faithfully attended the Waldron First Baptist Church, participated in a number of Beth Moore Women's Bible Studies in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and led Bible studies locally. She was an inspiration to everyone with her calm demeanor and positive can-do attitude, even in the face of adversity. She was always ready and willing to help others and was unfailingly generous with encouragement and praise. Marian moved to Waldron after the death of her father when she was 11 years old and thereafter was responsible for helping her mother with the care of her four younger siblings. In 1942, Marian graduated from Waldron High School, where she excelled in academics and was elected Homecoming Queen. Shortly after graduation, Marian married her high school sweetheart, Joe Bob Austin. He lovingly called her "Blackie" because of her raven black hair (even after her hair turned a beautiful silvery white.) Together they raised three children and delighted in being grandparents. While her children were still at home, Marian worked in the Scott County Revenue Office. When her youngest child left home to go to college, so did Marian. She graduated from Arkansas Tech in 1972, with a degree in elementary education and library science. She put her degree to work immediately and began teaching 6th grade; three years later she became the Waldron High School librarian. Marian was a woman of many talents and hobbies. She enjoyed activities such as hiking, picnicking, camping and fishing, as well as traveling extensively in the States and abroad. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and volunteering at the nursing home and at the Scott County Library. She was a longtime member of the Scott County Extension Homemakers and the Waldron Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and served one term as President of the Arkansas Quilters Guild. Marian enjoyed her life and treasured the people who were in it. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Joe Bob Austin; one daughter, Lynn (Austin) Marshall; one son, Mike Austin; her parents, Oscar and Freda Johnson; and one sibling, Lurley Green. Marian is survived by one son, Robert (aka "Spud") Austin and wife Rita of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, and one daughter-in-law, Donna Sue Austin of Longview, Texas; six grandchildren: Sarah (Marshall) Schmidt, Melissa (Austin-Wright) Markey, Carlie (Austin) Hall, Shane Austin, Donna (Austin) Santo and Daniel Austin; ten great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Freda Flatt of Oklahoma, Dorothy Moline of Texas and "Corky" Johnson of Oklahoma. "Mim" as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, followed at 1:00 p.m. by Marian's life celebration at the Heritage memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Cindy Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Daniel Austin, Shane Austin, Austin Schmidt, Westy Bernhardt, Josh Franklin and Thomas Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be John McCraw, Dick Huie and Roy Franklin. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 August 2010
BENJAMIN AVERY

Benjamin Avery, 71, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Avery of Fort Smith, Arkansas, one son Jason Avery of Fort Smith, Arkansas, two grandchildren Austin McCulley and Jace Avery and one brother Dan Avery. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
ELZIE "RED" AYNES

On the day of October 29, 2007 a loving husband, father and granddad, Elzie "Red" Aynes traveled to his home to be with his Lord. "Red" was born to Anne and P.H. Aynes on September 22, 1911 in Beauchamp, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. He was self employed, a farmer and an avid gardener who was loved by many. He leaves on this earth for awhile a loving wife, Juanita Speaks Aynes; four children, Linda Kay Owens, Janice Marie Jones, Troy Gene Aynes and Sherry Gail Cox. He had 10 grandchildren, Danny R. Owens, Kirk A. Owens, Terri A. Hattabaugh, Justin L. Jones, Rodney C. Davis, Greg A. Aynes, David G. Aynes, Misty A. Aynes and Madison Aynes, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Red was preceded in death by his grandson, "Pooh" Cox; his mother and father, Anne and P.H. Aynes, one brother, Marion Aynes and one sister, Sylvia Roder. He lived on this earth 96 years and 38 days. "Red" was loved by many. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Danny R. Owens, Kirk Owens, David and Greg Aynes, Rodney Davis and Justin Jones. Services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Waldron First Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
15 October 2014
JUANITA AYNES

On October 10th, 2014 Juanita Aynes, a loving wife, mother and grandmother traveled through the Heavens to be with her Lord and Savior. On the 25th day of October in the year of 1920 Juanita was born to parents Jess Harmon and Josie Pearl Black Speaks. On December 11, 1937 Granny, as known by all, wed the love of her life Elzie "Red" Aynes. They spent 69 years, 1 month and 13 days together. Granny was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, sewing, camping, fishing, playing cards, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves Baseball and spending time with grandkids. She was a hard worker and was loved by all who knew her. Juanita and Red had many adventures together throughout their lives. But one big time for them was when Granny won an all expense paid trip from Valmac (now Tyson) in April of 1979 to Nassau in the Bahamas which was quite a treat and experience for them, they returned home with a lot of stories. Juanita is preceded in death by her husband "Red," mother and father Jess and Pearl Speaks, one grandson Jesse "Pooh" Cox and several brothers and sisters: Herman Speaks, Glen Lee, Clara Solomon all of Waldron, Joe Speaks of Pine Bluff, Doris Evans, Van Don Speaks, Reba Jean Payne all of Claremore, OK, Edgar and Dale Speaks both of Ft. Smith. Granny leaves behind to cherish her memory four children: Linda Kay and husband Donnie Owens, Janice and husband Leonard Jones, Troy Aynes and Sherry Gail Cox. She had nine grandchildren: Danny and Kirk Owens, Terri Hattabaugh, Justin Jones, Greg & David Aynes, Rodney Davis, Misty and Madison Aynes; 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. She left us with loads of good memories and the joy of knowing she will be with "Red." She has missed him so. Visitation was held Monday, October 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with interment following at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Justin Jones, Greg Aynes, Kirk Owens, Luke Aynes, Jimmy Ray Sims, David Aynes and Dany Owens.

The Waldron News
25 September 2013
MILES L. AYNES

Miles L. Aynes, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas, entered into rest Monday, September 16, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Miles was born January 25, 1934 at Beauchamp, Arkansas to Millard Aynes and Hester Ponder Aynes. His family moved to Mena when he was 6 years old where he spent the remainder of his life. After graduating high school he joined the Navy in 1951 serving until 1955 during the Korean Conflict. When he returned to Mena, he met and married the love of his life, JoAnn Long. They were married in Poteau, Oklahoma on November 9, 1957. Miles worked several jobs before becoming an independent Borden milk distributor in 1963. He continued with his milk business for 40 years. In 1990, he and his son Todd purchased Bunch Ice Company which became Aynes Ice Company. Family was the center of Miles' life. He treasured the time he spent supporting his children and later his grandchildren in their many sports and activities over the years. The family camp outs they enjoyed for many years was one of his favorite times each year. Miles cherished his extended family and loved the times when all of his brothers, sisters and their children were able to come together for family gatherings. Miles set an example of true Christian Values and faith that will continue to influence his children, extended family, friends and all who knew him. Miles was a member of Dallas Avenue Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. He truly loved his church and church family. Miles had a servant's heart for his Lord. He served many positions in the church throughout the years including chairman of deacons, Sunday school director, van driver and pastor search committee. He was always willing to do whatever was needed. Miles was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Mondell Aynes and Bobby Aynes. He is survived by his wife JoAnn Long Aynes, children Tim Aynes and wife Marquetta of Springdale, Terry Aynes Thone and husband Mark of Dardanelle, Tracy Aynes of Canton, Mississippi, Todd Aynes and wife Angie of Mena. Grandchildren Marcus Aynes and wife Laura of Conway, Cory Thone of Dardanelle, Derrek Aynes and wife Keisha of Clinton, Adam Thone of Branson, Mo., Brycen Aynes and Brenna Aynes of Mena. One great-grandson Parker Aynes, sisters Morese Heath of Benton, Janice Powell and husband JD of Mena, Janet Brown and husband James of Oklahoma City, sister-in-law Paula Clark and husband Byron Clark of Mena, Aunt Helen Matthews of Shady, Marlene Ponder of California and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Justin Leonard and Brother Carl Fair officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Pallbearers were Miles' grandchildren, Marcus Aynes, Cory Thone, Derrek Aynes, Adam Thone, Brycen Aynes and Brenna Aynes.

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