SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2017
SURNAME "B"

The Waldron News
3 August 2011
OUN BACCAM

Oun Baccam, 81, of Coaldale, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Oun was born February 10, 1930 in Laos to the late Huang Lovan and Hieung Lovan. Oun is survived by his wife On Baccam of the home; three daughters, Koy Baccam of Coaldale, Arkansas, Pevang Baccam of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nhoun Cronin of Coaldale, Arkansas; three sons, Somvang Baccam of Laos, Arth Baccom of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Choy Baccam of Saint Paul, Minnesota; twenty grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Oun's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thiem Baccam officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Cremation and arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Oun's family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
10 November 1999
JEAN HENDERSON BAGGS

Funeral services for Jean Henderson Baggs, 84, of Parks, Arkansas, were held Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Parks Southern Baptist Church. Reverend Pat Ray Frost officiated and burial followed at Hawkins Cemetery, south of Parks, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Baggs was born February 8, 1915 at St. Joe, Arkansas, the first child of L.L. and Lillie Viola LeMay Henderson. She died October 31, 1999 at Sparks Medical Center. On December 18, 1944, Jean married Marvin David Baggs at Weatherford, Texas. Mrs. Baggs, the matriarch of five generations, was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin David Baggs, in 1967; a step daughter, Nancy Alice Nassaf; four brothers, J.D. Henderson, Woody Henderson, Lee Henderson and Jerry Ray Henderson; a granddaughter, Tracey Sartain in 1985; and a great grandson, Michael Ruggere in 1998. Mrs. Baggs was a homemaker and a member of Parks Southern Baptist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing, four daughters, Anna Sartain of Weatherford, Texas, Billye Woodruff and Donna Martin both of Fort Worth, Texas and Miki McCullah of Parks; two step daughters, Joyce Legan and Elizabeth Riemare both of Fort Worth; one step son, Johnny Marvin Baggs of Weatherford, Texas; eighteen grandchildren, including Vicki Ruggere of Fort Worth, Darla Lowder of Roland, Shana Marr of Muldrow, Denise Combs of Granbury, Texas, Christy McClain and Candice Martin both of Fort Worth, Brian McCullah of Waldron, Wendi McCullah of Arkadelphia and Daniel McCullah of Parks, Terry Legan and Bruce Legan both of Missouri, Melody of Argentina, Johnny Mike Baggs and Kathy Musselman both of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nita Lewis of Davis, Oklahoma and Shirley Sullivan of Caravan, Texas; one brother, Bill Henderson of Sturgis, South Dakota; a sister-in-law, Bennie Henderson of Stroud, Oklahoma; seventeen great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Ron McClain, Brad Evans, Justin Duty, Bobby Ray Slater, Terry Legan, George Marr, Travis Plummer and Reece Franklin.

Scott County Times
15 March 2006
JOHNNY BAGGS

Johnny Marvin Baggs, age 76, of Parks passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. He was born March 28, 1929 in Handley, Texas to Marvin David Baggs and Nancy Stroud Baggs. He was a retired aircraft supervisor for General Dynamics and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He had a lifelong love of flying and airplanes. Graveside services and burial with military honors were at 2 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife Anna Baggs; four sisters, Donna Martin of Aledo, Texas, Miki McCullah of Parks, Joyce Legan of Fort Worth, Texas and Elizabeth Rimare of Fort Worth, and their families. He was loved and will be missed by a large extended family and friends.

The Waldron News
6 November 2013
BRENDA JO BAILEY

Brenda Jo Bailey, 58, of Conway, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Conway. Brenda was born July 28, 1955 in Mena, Arkansas to Luther and Mahala (Stamps) Bailey. Brenda is survived by her mother Mahala Bailey of Waldron, Arkansas, two sisters, Gwenda Self and husband Raymond of Waldron, Arkansas, Carol Ezell and husband Dean of Little Rock, Arkansas, two brothers, Luther Bailey of Greenwood, Arkansas, Wayne Bailey and wife Sheila of Greenwood, Arkansas and by a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Luther Bailey. Visitation was Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Waldron Church of Christ with Tom Chapin officiating. Burial will follow the services in Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
31 August 2005
ESTELENE BAILEY

Estelene Bailey, age 77 of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 23, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Reda Carter of Cypress, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, August 26, 2005 at Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Carter, Harold Scott, Emmett Barnett, Kerry Barnett, Eddie Swisher and L.D. Powell.

The Waldron News
26 October 2011
EUGENE C. BAILEY

Born December 5, 1925 in Waldon, Arkansas. Died September 16, 2011 at Sacramento, California with a private interment at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park in Sacramento. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Erma. Two daughters, Karen Rinelli and Cheryl Rupp; three sons, Bill, Randy & Roger Bailey; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Eugene was a WWII veteran. He loved sports, traveling and most of all spending time with his family. There was a celebration of Life at his family home on September 23, 2011.

Scott County Times
22 January 2003
JAMES BAILEY

Texas--James Michael Bailey, 53, of Lewisville, Texas died January 13, 2003 in a Lewisville hospital. He was an INS agent and a member of the Catholic Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at St. Jude Catholic Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Belynda Bailey of the home; mother Mary Bailey of Independence, Missouri; two brothers, Jerry Bailey of Independence, Missouri and William Bailey of Buckner, Missouri; one granddaughter, Andrea Bailey of the home; three nephews, Justin and Jarred Bailey of Independence, Missouri, and Jimmy Bailey of Buckner, Missouri. Pallbearers were INS agents.

Scott County Times
22 August 2001
JULIA BAILEY

Julia Lee Bailey, 90, of Waldron died Sunday, August 19, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. Interment will be in the Arthur Bailey Cemetery in Prosperity, West Virginia. Local arrangements were made by Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Linda Ferrell of Valparaiso, Indiana, Shirley Cox of Waldron and Betty Shieler of Fayetteville, West Virginia; two sons, Donald Bailey of St. Petersburg, Florida and Jack Bailey of Brook Park, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
30 June 2004
LUTHER BAILEY SR.

Luther Lux "Luke" Bailey, Sr., 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, June 25, 2004 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was retired from Bell Telephone, a Navy veteran, a member of the Waldron Church of Christ and an avid Turkey Track Bluegrass fan. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rufus Bailey and Gilbert Stanley Bailey. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, June 28, 2004 at the Waldron Chruch of Christ with burial at Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Mahala Bailey of the home; three daughters, Gwenda Joy Bailey Self of Waldron, Arkansas, Brenda Joe Bailey of Conway, Arkansas and Carol Ann Bailey Ezell of Sherwood, Arkansas; three sons, Luther Lux Bailey, Jr. and Terrell Wayne Bailey both of Greenwood, and Jay Bailey of Lowell, Arkansas; one sister, Betty Jo Rose of Waldron, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Luther L. Bailey, Jr., T. Wayne Bailey, Jay Bailey, T.L. Bailey, R.L. Self, David Ezell, Jayson Bailey, Adam Bailey and Parker Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Hudgens, Jeff Chandler, Travis Evans and Bobby Chapel.

The Waldron News
26 April 2000
RUFUS STEVE BAILEY

Rufus Steve Bailey, 74, of North Cape May, New Jersey died April 16, 2000. He was born at Maynard, Arkansas. He was a Navy veteran of W.W.II and a member of the American Legion of Wildwood. He is survived by his wife Maudie; four daughters, Dixie McGuire of Tuckahoe, NJ, Nina Kennedy of Dupo, IL, Leatrica Macomber of Villas, NJ and Janice Worrell of Seaford, DE; one brother, Luther Bailey of Waldron; one sister, Betty Rose of Waldron, AR; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Diehl, Jr., his parents, Herman and Dixie Bailey of Waldron and a brother, Gilbert Bailey of California. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at the Radzieta Funeral Home, Cape May Courthouse Co. Interment was in the Cape May Co. Veterans Cemetery. He was a former resident of Waldron, to be remembered by his friends here.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
VIRGINIA F. BAILEY

Virginia F. Bailey, 89, of Fort Smith passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired medical receptionist for Cooper Clinic and a member of the South 46th Street Church of Christ in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie J. Bailey in 1985. She is survived by two sons, Dr. R. Mark Bailey and his wife Janet of Waldron and James R. Bailey of Fort Smith; one daughter, Carol E. Baugh of Fort Smith; two sisters, Eloise Claunch of Haynesville, LA and Josephine Koonce of Castor, LA; four grandchildren, R. Marcus Bailey of Greenwood, Jordan Bailey Anglin of Rogers, Susan Dies of Shreveport, LA and Pennie Podlinsek of Janesville, WI and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Pallbearers were Dean Claunch, Ross Ward, Jr., David Hayes, Steve Jones, Kelton Harrison and Buddy Robbins. Honorary pallbearers will be R. Marcus Bailey, Jim Bullington, Jim Lenahan and Nelson Wakefield. The family visited with friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home, 4500 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith, AR. Memorials may be made to South 46th Street Church of Christ, 2323 South 46th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
2 May 2007
THURMAN E. BAIN

Mr. Thurman E. Bain, age 80, of Waldron, formerly of Mena, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007. He was born October 24, 1926 in Mena, Arkansas to the late J.H. Bain and the late Matilda Rogers Bain. Mr. Bain worked for Mid-South Wood Products. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by two sons, Billy Dale Bain of Magnolia, AR and Eddie Bain of Hatfield, AR; two daughters, Ruth Lavern Dilbeck of Waldron, AR and Sandra Self of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Bain. Graveside services were Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Roy Powell officiating. Services were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
22 November 2000
NELSON BAIRD

Nelson Thomas Baird passed away Thursday, November 9, 2000 at his home. Mr. Baird was born in Friona, Texas October 21, 1967. Nelson graduated Magna Cum-Laude from North Texas State University in May 1996 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. He is survived by his wife Laura Jean, two children Abigail Ruth and Glen Harlan, parents Thomas Harlan and Glendell Baird of Keller, Texas, brothers Terry Mark Baird, James Glynn Baird and wife Joanne Ruth of Irving, Texas, and their children John Thomas and Charles Glynn. He is also survived by his grandmother Ina Mae Baird of Lubbock, Texas, his uncles, Michael Lee Baird of Lubbock, Texas and Dessie Morrison of Quitaque, Texas, his uncle and aunt James Marshall and Mae Baird of Lubbock, Texas, his uncles Mechael Lee Baird of Lubbock, Texas and Terry Don Morrison of Quitaque, Texas. He is also survived by Zanedin Najim of Irving, Texas. A Rosary was held at 4:30 on Sunday at Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Service was held at 10:00 am on Monday at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher.

The Waldron News
27 March 2013
THOMAS HARLAN BAIRD

Thomas Harlan Baird of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas was born November 9, 1942 to James and Ina Mae (Long) Baird in Plainview, Texas. Thomas was 70 years, 4 months and 11 days old. Thomas was a member of the Saint Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas graduated from West Texas State University. He married his love, Glendell, June 3, 1963. Thomas was always a hard worker and busy doing something productive. He was an insurance adjuste for 30 plus years. He loved reading and studying history. Thomas loved being a Scout Master. He was proud of and enjoyed being with his sons and grandchildren in the Scouts. Thomas loved his faith. However, the quality time he spent with his family and loved ones were his most treasured memories. He loved each and everyone of them. Thomas leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Glendell of the home; two sons, James Baird and wife Joanne of Irving, TexaS, Mark Baird of the home; one brother, Michael Baird of Amarillo, Texas. He was a loving "Paw Paw" to Abigail, Glenn, John and Charles Baird and two great grandchildren, Logan and Luke Baird. Thomas will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ina Mae Baird; and one son, Nelson Baird. Thomas' rosary was recited at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas' funeral mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Saint Judge Catholic Church with Father Ravi Rajagudi officiating. Interment to follow in the Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansa. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas' visitation was held 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
3 August 2016
JERRI SUE BAKER

Jerri Sue Baker, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away July 29, 2016. She was born October 8, 1945 in Fort Smith to the late Howard and Doris (Moody) Trantham. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Jerry Baker of the home; one daughter Terri and husband Dave Sheets of Fort Smith, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Cindy Baker of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, Tyler Baker of Dover, Arkansas, Blake Baker of Russellville, Arkansas, Cheyenne Baker of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma; two [great?] grandchildren: Ella and Emberlee Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Keith Baker; two brothers Glen and Charles Trantham. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Smith officiating.

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
LEON BAKER

Leon Baker, 65, of Waldron died Thursday, December 6, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force honor guard and attended Waldron Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial in Amerson Cemetery in Pencil Bluff under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Cindy Wharton of Waldron; one son, Mark Baker of Collinsville, Oklahoma; a great aunt, Marie Miller of Southerlin, Oregon; and a niece, Jane Armstrong of Pottsville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shane Richardson, Brian Newman, Billy Bunch, Mark Baker II, Charles Holbrook and James Long.

The Waldron News
22 June 2011
MARY KATHERINE (PAGE) BAKER

Mary Katherine (Page) Baker also known as Granny Baker, 79, of Bates, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Mercy Hospital of Scott County. Mary is survived by four daughters, Connie and husband Milton of Waldron, Arkansas, Debbie and husband Danny Mahurin of Bates, Arkansas, Tammy and husband J.T. Rogers of Y- City, Arkansas, Rosemary and husband Fred Hardesty of Poteau, Oklahoma; three sons, Rick and wife Karen Page, Robert and wife Kim Page of Waldron, Arkansas, Malcolm and wife Kim of Weeks, Arkansas, two daughters-in-law, Lavonne Page, Tresa Page; 33 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Edith and husband Alex Dill of Oklahoma, Lavida Clauson of Heavener, Oklahome; three brothers, Jerry Ritter and wife Dorothy of Plainview, Philip Ritter and wife Louia May of Dardanelle and Clifford Ritter and wife Nina of Bates; sisters-in-law, Wanda Ritter and Betty Ritter; special adopted kids Butch Forehand, Pat Forehand, a special friend and mail carrier Tony Reed and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Page, parents H.T. and Lura Ritter, two brothers, Sam and Freddie Ritter; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Coaldale Baptist Church in Bates, Arkansas with interment in the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The Waldron News
2 May 2012
ROBERT "BOB" LUIZ BALANCO

Robert "Bob" Luiz Balanco of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. "Bob" was born March 11, 1941 to Luiz Gomes Balanco in Oakland, California. "Bob" was 71 years, 1 month and 11 days old. Robert was of the Catholic faith. Bob was a very loving father and grandfather. He was very much loved by his family. Bob's sweet nature only complimented his willingness to give to others. Even when he didn't really have much himself, he would give anyone the shirt off his own back. At a very young age he introduced his daughter to music, mostly rock and roll. A passion she now shares with her own children. His sense of humor made everyone around him laugh. Bob enjoyed fishing whenever he got a chance to throw in a line somewhere. Bob leaves behind to cherish his memory, a daughter, Christina Holyoake of San Leandro, California. Vou-Vou Bob will be forever missed by his grandchildren, Carissa Holyoake and Shane Holyoake. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Luiz and Dorothy Balanco, and one sister, Diane, who went to be with Jesus at age one year. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 February 2005
NATALIE BALDWIN

Natalie "Sis" Baldwin, 37, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, February 5, 2005 near Waldron. She was a forklift operator for Tyson Foods in Waldron. Her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Oregon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Levi Smith of Oregon; her father and step-mother, Gordon Lee and Judith Ann Smith of Waldron, AR; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Al L. Everett of Glendale, Oregon; one step-sister, Becky Smith of Riddle, Oregon; one brother, Vernon Lee Smith of Tacoma, Washington; aun and uncle, Marlene and Don Zifka of Rederwood, Washington.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
BILL BALENTINE

Bill Balentine, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 1, 2012 at home. He was born January 26, 1937 in Ione, Arkansas to Silas Wayne and Dicey Elizabeth (Niblett) Balentine. He was a volunteer police officer and spent the rest of his days as a mechanic. He is survived by Lela Balentine Martin, four daughters, Marilyn Frazier and companion Steve Godfrey of Waldron, Arkansas, Sandra Parks and husband Michael of Amity, Arkansas, Pamela Balentine and fiance John Sickles of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lori Powell and husband Russell of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Randy Balentine and wife Traci of Fort Worth, Texas, Jerry Balentine and wife Pam of Sumter, South Carolina, Mark Balentine of Amity, Arkansas, 20 grandchildrenz; Crystal, Neil, Jr. (Bo) Nelson, Elizabeth (Ellie), Audra, James, Corri, Nikki, Dustin, Marti, Travis, Steven Jennifer, Laci, Jed, Rachel, Emily, Amber, Kimberly and Steven. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, seven sisters, Joann, Melba, Paula, Joan, Karen, Diane, Tina; five brothers, Gary, Jimmy, Ronald, Johnny, Carol, and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas Wayne and Dicey Elizabeth (Niblett) Balentine, stepmother Etta Byers Balentine, daughter Christena Lynn Balentine Holdges, infant son Billy Don Balentine, siblings, Sue Culver, Betty Amos, Mac Balentine, Linda McKee and Mona Morris. Visitation was Friday, May 4, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron with burial in the Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mark Balentine, Michael Parks, Bo Frazier, Jed Powell and James Parks. Honorary pallbearers were James Owens, Steve Godfrey and Nelson Frazier.

The Waldron News
27 February 2013
BETTY JO BALLARD

Betty Jo Ballard, better known to everyone as "Granny," went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Granny was born December 9, 1927 in Green Ridge, Arkansas to A.O. Judy and Fern (Rice) Judy. Granny was 85 years, 2 months and 15 days old. Granny was a member of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. In 1948 Betty Jo married the love of her lif Wesley L. Ballard. They shared 46 years together until he passed in 1996. Everyone that knew Betty Jo knew her as Granny. Granny was the matriarch of her family. She loved her children and grandchildren. They were her life. Granny enjoyed working in her yard and in her flower beds. She also enjoyed her garden. Granny especially loved to listen to The Freemans sing. Granny's granddaughter and special companion (Jordan) stayed with her and helped care for her for the last six years. Granny leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Lynn Meeks and husband Steven of Garland, Texas, Patsy Parks and husband Leonard of Waldron, Arkansas, two sons, Bob Ballard and wife Freda of Waldron, Arkansas and Tommy Joe Ballard and wife Peggy of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever be missed by her 11 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Granny is also survived by one brother Carroll Satterfield and wife Donna of Van Buren, Arkansas. Granny will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Granny is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley L. Ballard, her parents, A.O. Judy and Fern (Rice) Taylor, one great grandson, Wesley Singleton and one brother, J.L. (Bud) Judy. Granny's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Granny's pallbearers were Gary Lynn House, Pat Ray Biggs, Adolfo Silva, Leroy Bass, Cody Qualls and Jimmy Oswald. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Ford, Dwayne Hutchens, David (Woody) Woodard, Kenny Singleton and Scott Dunson. Granny's visitation was Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Granny's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
CLEO FRANKIE BANDY

Cleo Frankie Bandy, 89, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 7, 1999 in a retirement home in Fresno, California. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hack Bandy. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 at Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by one daughter, Gayle Chestnut of Fresno, CA; two sons, Jerry Bandy of Walnut Creek, CA and Keith Bandy of Merced, CA; three sisters, Pauline Wood of Bakersfield, CA; Geneva Desmukes of Mansfield, AR and Leigh Maass of Mansfield, AR; one brother, Wade Armstrong of Ceredo, West Virginia; 12 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
6 June 2001
HELEN E. BARBOE

Helen E. Barboe, 84, a long time resident of Waldron, Arkansas, died Monday, May 22, 2001 in Gig Harbor, WA. She was born in Charles Mix County, South Dakota on September 5, 1916 to the late Joseph and Ida Mae French. Before retiring, she raised chickens for Tyson Foods. She loved her organic gardening. Survivors include her sister Natalie Worden of Gig Harbor, WA; brother, Harold Callicott of Clarkville, TN; daughter, Joan Wilson of CA; many nieces and nephews and grandchildren. No services will be held. Helen and her late husband will be put to rest in Sioux City, Iowa. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Haven of Rest Funeral Home, Gig Harbor, WA.

The Waldron News
25 November 1998
LAWRENCE CLARENCE BARBOE

Lawrence Clarence Barboe, 81, of Waldron died Nov. 19, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a poultry farmer. He was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Helen Barboe of the home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
CLARENCE T. BARBOUR

Clarence T. Barbour, 88, of Waldron passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008 in Waldron. He was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron, former auto worker for Ford Motor Company, a member of the Disabled Veteran's and a retired dispatcher for the New Orleans Housing Authority. Rosary was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron. Mass was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. He is survived by his wife Emma Jean of the home; five daughters, Mattie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary Ann, Ana and Monica all of Detroit, Michigan and Jackie of Atlanta, Georgia; three sons Clarence Barbour, Jr. and Johann Barbour both of Detroit, Michigan and Emil Barbour of Taylor, Michigan; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618.

The Waldron News
11 May 2005
DOLLY JOYCE KILGORE BARD

Dolly Joyce Kilgore Bard, 50, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, May 5, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was retired from Riverside and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church in Waldron. Funeral service was held on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Church of Christ and 2:00 p.m. at Evening Shade Baptist Church in Waldron with burial at White Bluff Cemetery in Bonanza under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, Martin Bard of the home; three step-sons, Johnathon Simpson Bard of Mena, AR, Richard Simpson Bard of Waldron, AR and Justin Bard of Alexandria, Virginia; her mother, Myra Kilgore of Pocola, OK; two sisters, Virginia Kilgore of Pocola, OK and Mary Vasquez of Barling, AR; one step-granddaughter and one step-great-granddaughter. Pallbearers were Jesse Nelke, Jr., Allen Kilgore, Brian Nelke, Jesse Nelke, Sr., Roy Hamilton, Fred Kilgore.

The Waldron News
6 June 2001
HELEN DOROTHY BARD

Helen Dorothy Bard, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, June 3, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8 at Evening Shade Baptist Church with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Jack Bard of the home; one daughter, Victoria Lee Bard of Alexandria, VA; one step daughter, Carol Bradshaw of Bakersfield, CA; one son, Martin Bard of Waldron, AR; three step sons, Ron Pitts and Nolan Pitts both of Lake Elsinore, CA and Jerry Pitts of Bakersfield, CA; three grandchildren, Johnathan Bard of Waldron, AR, Richard Joseph Bard of Salt Lake City, UT and Justin Victor Bard of Alexandria, VA. Pallbearers will be Tommy Nichols, Charles Scott, Paul Hillier, Kevin Hillier, John Terry and James Terry.

The Waldron News
23 April 2014
JACK HARLAN BARD

Jack Harlan Bard of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, "Gone But Never Forgotten." Jack was born January 19, 1922 in Washington, Pennsylvania to John Samuel Bard and Della Clair (Seybert) Bard. Jack was 92 years, 2 months and 21 days old. Jack was a longtime member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Jack was married to the love of his life, Helen, for 54 years before her passing in 2001. Jack was a proud member of the United States Navy. He retired from his service in 1976 after dedicating 30 plus years to his country. While in the Navy he was a Master Chief Petty Officer (MRCM machinist). Jack was a member of Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F & AM. Jack leaves behind to cherish his memory four grandsons: Johnathon M. Bard of Mena, Arkansas, Richard J. Bard and wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas, Justin M. Bard of Hanover, Pennsylvania and Daniel Hartley and wife Chelsey of San Tan Valley, Arizona. Jack is also survived by his great grandchildren: Abigail Hartley of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Carolina Hartley of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Charie-Faye (Bard) Whitus and husband Brad of St. George, Utah, Karley K. Bard of St. George, Utah, Tyson J. Bard of Roy, Utah, Samantha Ruth Jean Ellisonn of Plain City, Utah, Dustin Adams of Waldron, Arkansas and Taylor Adams and husband Daniel Terry of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as four great great grandchildren: Selina Whitus, Michel Whitus, Trever Whitus and Xander Joseph Lee Adams Terry. Jack will also be missed by one sister, Doris (Debbie) Eleene (Bard) Knestrick and husband Max of Washington, Pennsylvania; one brother, Lloyd Guy Bard and wife Donna of Houston, Pennsylvania and two sisters-in-law, Lois Bard of Washington, Pennsylvania and Mabel Bard of Washington, Pennsylvania. Jack is also survived by his friend and companion Buddy his dog. Jack is preceded in death by his wife Helen Dorothy Martin Bard; one son, Martin Bruce Bard; four brothers, Samuel Wallace Bard and wife Evelyn, Charles Leroy (Bud) Bard, Albert Glenn Bard, William James Bard, and one sister, Lois Helen (Bard) Orbin and husband George Orbin and one dear friend Mary Slaten. Jack's graveside life celebration was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at the United States National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with Rev. Collins Lane officiating. Interment with military honors immediately followed in the National Cemetery. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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22 September 2010
MARTIN B. BARD

Martin B. Bard, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Pierce City, Missouri. Martin was born March 6, 1945 in Long Beach, California Naval Hospital to Jack and Helen (Martin) Bard. Martin was a veteran having served six years in the Naval Construction Battalion and 12 years in the U.S. Army. Martin was a Christian and a member of the Evening Shade Southern Baptist Church. He is survived by his father Jack Bard of Waldron; three sons, John Bard of Mena, Arkansas, Richard Bard of Waldron, and Justin Bard of Hanover. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Kilgore Bard and his mother, Helen Bard. Martin's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Evening Shade Southern Baptist Church with the Reverend Charles Whedbee officiating. His pallbearers were John Bard, Richard Bard, Justin Bard, Steve Henry, Buddy Slaten and Scott Hobbs.

The Waldron News
8 April 2015
MARY ANNETTE (McDANIEL) BARD

Mary Annett (McDaniel) Bard of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was born December 4, 1970 in Waldron, Arkansas to Jimmy and Patsy McDaniel in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was 44 years, 3 months and 28 days old. Mary loved to draw, paint and spend time gardening. She loved to take walks with her dog and being outside. She also loved to spend time with her grandson Xander who always made her smile no matter what. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory one son, Dusin Jay Adams of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Taylor Jo Adams of Teague, Texas and one grandson, Xander Joseph Lee Terry of Teague, Texas. Mary also leaves behind to cherish her memory her father and mother, Jimmy and Patsy McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Darrell Gene McDaniel and wife April of Waldron, Arkansas; five nieces, Jimmie, Sara, Kristie, Ashlee and Kaylee. Mary will also be missed by two ex-husbands, Eddie Lee Adams of Poteau, Oklahoma and Richard Bard of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister-in-law, Audrey Johnico of Poteau, Oklahoma. All of those who knew her will always love, miss and remember her smile. Mary is preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank & Edna Prince; Coy & Alma Hughes, Jack and Helen Bard and Nanny Jean. She is also preceded in death by her loved companion, her Chihuahua, Ruffus. Mary's life celebration was Monday, April 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Collins Lane officiating. Arrangements and cremation are entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary's visitation was 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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17 November 1999
MELBA JO BARGER

Melba Jo Barger, 94, of Mansfield, Arkansas died on Thursday, November 11, 1999 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of the United Methodist Church, and the widow of R.W. Barger. Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 with burial following at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by two step-daughters, Marjorie Chandler and Nina Dibala both of Maryland; five nieces and nephews, Genny Bond of Washington state, Margaret Fleming of Arizona, Joy Stephens of Louisianna, B.W. Brown, Jr. of Washington state and Stanley Brown of New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Nursing Home or an organization of your choice.

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23 July 2008
PAMELA BARHAM

Pamela Barham, 50, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Jerry Barham of Waldron, Arkansas; parents Vernon and Lidth Cheesman of Waldron, Arkansas; 1 son Fermey Barham and wife Gina of Waldron, Arkansas; 1 daughter Rebecca Crump and husband Shawn of Claremore, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, Harley and Haliegh Crump, Zachary Simpson, Connor, Alyssa and Austin Barham; 4 sisters, Kathy Brown of Waldron, Arkansas, Karen Holbrook and husband Charles of Waldron, Arkansas, Patricia Corbin and husband Robert of Bonifay, Florida, Angi Gonzalez and husband Israel of Waldron, Arkansas; 5 sisters at heart, Kim Crumpton of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Vickie Shores of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Connie Lovett of Waldron, Arkansas, Dianne Kelton of Little Rock, Arkansas, Michelle Waddleton of Hot Springs, Arkansas; several very special aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Honorary pallbearers were Don Barham, Larry Barham, Shawn Crump, Jim Lovett, Charles Holbrook, Israel Gonzalez, Robert Corbin and Cody Holbrook.

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25 November 2009
ALESHA ROGERS BARKER

Alesha Rogers Barker, 38, of Waldron, Arkansas went to meet her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Alesha was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas on November 20, 1970. She was a homemaker and attended the Apostolic Church in Action in Waldron, Arkansas. Alesha's funeral service was at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kristy Richmond officiating, with cremation to follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Alesha is survived by her mother, Rhonda Evans; husband Billy Barker; two daughters, LaCee Rogers and Jurnee Herrin; three step-sons, Trey, Morgan, Zed Barker; one sister, Melony Coughran; her dad Larry Upton and wife Beth; step-father, Larry Evans; one niece, Cassidy Coughran; maternal grandparents Dwayne and Charlene Wadkins; aunt, Robin Yandell; and uncle, Rory Wadkins.

The Waldron News
20 July 2016
JEAN (SIMS) BARKER

Jean (Sims) Barker went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving fmily. Jean was born January 13, 1925 in Boles, Arkansas to Herbert Sims and Dovie Watson Sims. She was a member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas. Coming from a large family it was only natural that Jean would love to do things with her siblings. She had a very close bond with them. She loved when they would take sister trips nd especially enjoyed Thursday lunches with the sisters. She also enjoyed hunting and cooking with her family. Jean looked forward to family gatherings and getting to see all her children and grandchildren. Jean leaves behind to cherish her memory, 6 children: Brenda Taylor and husband Joe of Boles, Arkanss, Park Barker Jr. and wife Diane of Ulm, Arkansas, John Barker Sr. and wife Judy of Boles, Arkanss, Rebecca Parks and husband Ronald of Boles, Arkansas, Joe Barker of Boles, Arkansas, Rebecca Parks and husband Ronald of Boles, Arkansas, Joe Barker of Boles, Arkansas, Paula Helton and husband Brian of Elm Park, Arkansas and one daughter in law, Velma Barker of Boles, Arkansas. Jean is also survived by two sisters: Sue Watkins and Catherine Pace; one brother, Doug Sims. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Jean will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors. Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Park Barker Sr., her parents, Herbert and Dovie Sims, one son, Jimmy Neil Barker Sr., two sisters, Evelyn Blaylock and Betty Payne, two brothers, Omer Sims nd Buddy Ray Sims. Jean's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Dooley Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Jean's pallbearers will be grandsons: Jimbo, Shane, Dagian, Jay, Thomas, Justin, Jake, Matt and Luke. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons: David, Kasey, JT, Easton, Denver, Deagan Paul, Bryson, Joseph, Cade and Landon. Jean's visitation was Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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4 March 2015
JIMMY NEIL BARKER SR.

Jimmy Neil Barker Sr. of Boles, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Sarior, Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy was born August 18, 1946 to William Park Barker Sr. and Jean (Sims) Barker in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Jimmy was 68 years, 6 months and 10 days old. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Jimmy loved the Lord. Jimmy met the love of his life Velma Mai McPherson and in 1963 he made her his wife. Together they had 2 children and one precious grandson. Jimmy loved all his family and treasured times when they would all gather. Jimmy loved talking to people. He never met a stranger. When Jimmy wasn't working at the Arkansas Highway Dept. he loved to go deer hunting and he especially enjoyed horse racing. Jimmy was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F&AM. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Velma Mai (McPherson) Barker of the home, one daughter, Doris Stuart and husband Larry, one son, Jimmy Barker Jr., one grandson, Easton Barker Evans, the apple of his "Pops" eye and his fiancee Courtney Stafford, and his mother, Jean Barker all of Scott County, Arkansas. Jimmy will forever remain in the hearts of his three sisters, Brenda Taylor and husband Joe, Becky Parks and husband Ronald and Paula Helton and husband Brian and three brothers, Park Barker and wife Diane, John Barker and wife Judy and Joe Barker. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, and abundance of family, friends and loved ones. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, William Park Barker Sr., maternal grandparents, Hurbert & Dovie Sims, and paternal grandparents, Ruben & Parilee Barker. Jimmy's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy's visitation will be Monday, March 2, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 January 2017
KRISTA DENISE BARKER

Krista Denise Barker passed from this life Saturday January 7, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family and friends. Krista was born November 8, 1980 in Booneville, Arkansas. Krista was 36 years old. Krista loved time spent outside doing things in the sun. She loved to play softball and go swimming. She also loved to go hunting. Most of all she loved her children and granddaughter. Krista leaves behind to cherish her memory two daughters: Alyssa Barker of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Emily Barker of Waldron, Arkansas and one son, Bryson Barker of Waldron, Arkansas. Nene also leaves behind one grandaughter, Raegen also of Waldron, Arkansas. Krista will forever remain in the hearts of her mother and father, Debbie and Rick Owens of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers Dustin Owens and Zach O'Hagan both of Waldron, Arkansas, and one nephew, Dawson Owens of Waldron, Arkansas. Krista is preceded in death by her grandmother, Esther Holmes and great aunt, Elaine Shook. Krista's memorial life celebration service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the New Life Center in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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15 September 2010
LOUISE BARKER

Louise Barker, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in the Waldron Nursing Center. Louise is survived by one son Rick McCann and wife of Waldron, Arkansas, one grandson Rickey McCann, Jr. and wife Lisa of Payton, Colorado, three great grandchildren Shania, Cheyenne and Sierra McCann all of Payton, Colorado, and one sister Natha Lee Hill of Mansfield, Arkansas. Funeral services was Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
MITT T. BARKER

Mitt T. Barker, 88, of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at his home in Oak Ridge. Mitt was born May 7, 1949 in Boles, Arkansas to the late Edward and Dora Barker. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force as a tail gunner in a fighter plane. He came to Oak Ridge and began working at Union Carbide in 1950 as a security guard. He met his future wife by letter writing and they were married on February 15, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois and returned to Oak Ridge. He retired in 1983 after 33 years of service. Mitt loved to garden and was known for his gigantic sunflowers. He loved helping others, volunteering at the NHC nursing home in Oak Ridge for over 30 years, and spent many hours treasure hunting with his metal detector. Mitt was a longtime member of Community Church of Oak Ridge and later a member of Central Baptist Church. Also preceded him in death were his son Arnold, brothers Cecil and Wrex, sisters, Elsie, May and Lois. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Recie; his daughter Linda and husband Mike Robinson of Farragut; his son Mark and his wife Donna Barker of Powell; daughter-in-law, Karen Barker of Oak Ridge; foster daughter, Mattie Nolan Carpenter of Clinton; granddaughters, Melissa and husband Derrick Snyder with Emma Jane and Logan of Lexington, KY, Cassie and husband Josh Landrum with Luke of Lexington, KY; Kristi and husband Andrew Tudor of Bowling Green, KY and grandson Taylor Lyon of Powell. Also surviving him are his sisters, Meddie McCafferty, Bernice Proffitt, Glea Norris and brother Wheeler Barker. In addition to their own children, Mitt and Recie provided a home for seven foster children. Funeral services were held at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. with Dr. Bobby Mullins officiating. Burial was Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with grandsons-in-law, Josh Landrum and Derrick Snyder officiating. Pallbearers were Derrick Snyder, Josh Landrum, Andrew Tudor, Mike Robinson and Steve Price. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, 130 providence Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or to Campus Crusade for Christ, in care of Melissa and Derrick Snyder, 1236 Spring Run Rd., Lexington, KY 40514.

The Waldron News
13 January 2016
WILLIAM R. (MACK) BARKER

William R. (Mack) Barker of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mack was born July 19, 1955 to Lone Barker and Mildred (Simkins) Barker in Mena, Arkansas. Mack was 60 years, 5 months and 19 days old. Mack enjoyed fishing and learning about geology and rock collecting. His favorite pastime was music and playing his guitar. Mack also loved spending time with his family and making memories to treasure. Mack leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Sandra Barker of the home; step children: Brandon Ebaugh of Maize, Kansas, Dana Bivens of Hazeville, Kansas and step grandchildren: Hannah Ebaugh, Samuel Ebaugh and Brayden Ebaugh. Mack will forever remain in the hearts of his sisters: June Horton of Greenwood, Arkansas, Patsy Slagle of Boles, Arkansas, and brothers: Lloyd (Bub) Barker of Boles, Arkansas, Bill Barker of Boles, Arkansas and Robin Barker of Waldron, Arkansas. Mack will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones dear to his heart. Mack was preceded in death by his parents, Lone and Mildred Barker, and one sister, Roseann Isham. Mack's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will be in Dooley Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Mack's visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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13 March 2002
WREX BARKER

Wrex Barker, age 71, of Augusta, Kansas died Sunday, March 3, 2002. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a 1st Sergeant serving in both Vietnam and Korea. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of DAV. He was preceded in death by his brother Cecil, sister Elsie Hawkins and parents, Edward & Dora Barker. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2002 at First Baptist Church in Augusta, KS with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta under the direction of Dunsford Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Pat Barker of Augusta, KS; one son, Monty and his wife Joan Barker of Mt. Home, Arkansas; one daughter, Lenita and her husband Bob Lohman of Augusta, KS; two brothers, Mitt Barker of Oak Ridge, TN and Wheeler Barker of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Meddie McCafferty of Waldron, AR, Glea Norris and Bernice Proffitt both of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, Brice Lohman and Brandon Lohman both of Augusta, KS, Ashley Barker and Jordan Barker both of Mt. Home, AR; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Augusta or Toys For Tots.

The Waldron News
3 November 2010
MARY CLELAND BARLING

Mary Cleland Barling, 91, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 25, 2010 in her home. She was a retired LPN and member of the Packsaddle Community Church. Graveside service was 11 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Greenwood, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Jo West of Las Vegas, NV, Barbara Ann Heiner of Booneville, AR and Elizabeth Louise Griffin of Booneville, AR; two sons, Sid Shelby Barling, Jr. of Orange Park, FL and John Cleland Barling of Penny Farms, FL; two brothers, Charles Cleland of Oakland, CA and Billy Cleland of Vermont; ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by the father of her children, Sid Shelby Barling, Sr. and one son, Philip Blant Barling. Pallbearers were Sid Barling, Jr., John Cleland Barling, Jermey Yandell, Bobby Berg and Ryan Berg. Honorary pallbearer will be Mitchell Griffin.

The Waldron News
3 September 2008
BARBARA JEAN BROWN-BARNES

Barbara Jean Brown-Barnes, local author, was born on April 20, 1939 in Redding, CA and passed from this life on August 21, 2008 after 18 months fighting lung cancer. Barbara graduated from Banning Union High School in 1958 and went on to college to get her PhD in Psychology. She earned a doctorate degree in counseling psychology and was certified as a hypnotherapist and regressionist, with training as an addictions counselor. She was a piano teacher, professional photographer and a professional model. She felt her greatest achievement was to be a published author. Her book "The Lodestar Legend" was a great success. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Wayne & Alta Brown, and husband of 25 years, Merrill Barnes. Three years prior to her death she moved to Waldron, AR. The family would like to thank Judy Threatt and the many friends who helped her through her illness. Barbara was quite an amazing woman who touched the lives and hearts of so many people. She was a member of the Bates Pentecostal Church. She was a wife, a mother, a sister and friend to all. She leaves behind a son, Marshall Barnes and wife Marta of St. Joseph, MO; grandson and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Barnes and great-grandson; two sisters, Marilyn Keeton of Redding, CA and Carol Brown of Cabazon, CA; and many dear friends. She was loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Her ashes will be scattered at Long Beach, CA.

The Waldron News
9 June 2010
JEWEL IRENE BARNES

Jewel Irene Barnes, 100, of Waldron, formerly of Fort Smith, died June 21, 2010 in Fort Smith. She was born February 10, 1910 in St. Louis, MO to Jack and Bertha Cooper Goodman. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Billy Barnes of Waldron; one sister, Ethel Jean McElyea of Winter Haven, FL; seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Barnes. Funeral service was Monday, June 7, 2010 in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Forest Park Cemetery, all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
P.R. "RICK" BARNES

P.R. "Rick" Barnes, 54, of Booneville, Arkansas died September 20, 2009. He was born March 22, 1955 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to D.R. "Pat" and Bettie Irene Robinson Barnes. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and could build or fix anything. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, an excellent marksman and loved animals. He was a graduate chef of the Culinary Institute of America of Hyde Parks, New York, one of the youngest Eagle Scouts and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Rick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, J. Gale Dulac Barnes; one sister, Dawn Elizabeth Barnes of Garland, Texas; several other family members and friends. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service in Booneville.

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16 February 2011
ARTHUR BARNETT

Arthur Barnett, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, in Waldron. Arthur was born May 4, 1923 in Cardiff, Arkansas to the late Dale and Susie (Wagoner) Barnett. He was a logger, farmer and a World War II Navy veteran. Arthur is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Barnett of the home; two sons, Dr. Emmet Barnett of Waldron, AR, Kerry and wife Cathy Barnett of Waldron, AR; two granddaughters, April and husband Jonathan Shockey of Fort Smith, AR, Chelsea Kellogg of Warner, OK; one grandson, Derek Barnett of Williston, ND. Arthur is also survived by one brother, Dale Jr. Banrett; one sister, Clara House, and one sister-in-law, Barbara Barnett, all of Waldron, AR. Arthur was preceded in death by his father Dale Barnett, mother Susie Barness, brother Ralph Barnett, and one sister, Atha Mae Starr. Arthur's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, Februay 7th, 2011 at the Church of Christ in Waldron with Adam Evans and Leonard Fuson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers were Randall Barnett, Richard Barnett, Mike HOuse, James House, Rick Metcalf, Rudy Barnett, and Brad Stamps. Honorary pallbearers were Derek Barnett, Jonathan Shockey, Dale Jr. Barnett, Twain Willis, M.C. HImes, LD Yandell, Pete Powell and Coy Butler, Arthur's visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. The family received family and friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
26 November 2008
BETTY JO BARNETT

Betty Jo Barnett, 74, of Spiro, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008 in her residence. She was a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Coker and husband Keith of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Linda Pelton and husband George of Spiro, Oklahoma, Christina Harper and husband Scott of Cameron, Oklahoma; two sons, Charles Barnett and wife Jane of Spiro, Oklahom, Roger Barnett and wife Teresa of Fort Smith, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Brian Barnett, Ethan Coker, Christopher Pelton, Tiffany Fox, Jeffery Ireland, Zachary Harper, Skylar Harper; three sisters, Alva Faye Hesson of Pocola, Oklahoma, Melba Looper of Huntington, Arkansas, Dorothy Hicks of Huntington, Arkansas; one brother, Paul Moore of Huntington, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Carl David Barnett. Funeral service was 10:00 am Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial at 12:00 pm at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Ethan Coker, Zack Harper, Christopher Pelton, Jesse Fox, Brian Barnett, Scott Harper and Keith Coker.

Scott County Times
12 January 2005
CARL BARNETT

Carl David Barnett, age 71, of Spiro, Oklahoma died Friday, January 7, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired 1st Srgt. in the U.S. Army. Served in Vietnam and Korean War. He was a Special Weapons Instructor and also retired from Fort Chaffee. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Betty Barnett of the home; three daughters, Wanda Coker and husband Keith of Fort Smith, Linda Pelton and husband George of Spiro, Oklahoma and Christina Harper and husband Scott of Spiro, Oklahoma; two sons, Charles Barnett and wife Jane of Spiro, Oklahoma and Roger Barnett and wife Teresa of Spiro, Oklahoma; three sisters, Leta Stanley and Margaret Mack both of Mansfield and Deanie Pogue of Evansville, Arkansas; three brothers, Elzie Barnett of Mansfield, Johnny Barnett of Waldron and Tommy Barnett of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren, Brian and Tiffany Barnett, Ethan Coker, Christopher Pelton, Jeffery Ireland and Zackary and Skylar Harper. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel-Mansfield with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
DR. EMMET BARNETT. DVM

Dr. Emmet Barnett DVM of Waldron, AR went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, December 20, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR. Emmett was born May 29, 1956 in Danville, Arkansas to Arthur and Sue Barnett. Emmett was 57 years, 6 months and 21 days old. Emmet was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. He was a veterinarian, avid fisherman and a long distance runner. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1974, attended Arkansas Tech University for three years where he holds the records for 1500 meters, one mile run, two mile run and distance medley. He graduated from LSU in 1981 with a DVM degree and owned Waldron Veterinary Clinic for thirty two years. Emmet is survived by his mother Sue Barnett of Waldron, AR, brother Kerry and wife Cathy Barnett of Waldron, AR, niece April and husband Jonathan Shockey of Fort Smith, AR and nephew Derek and wife Krystal Barnett of Waldron, AR, Chelsea Kellogg of Muskogee, OK, Uncle Dale Jr. and wife Juanita Barnett, aunts Clara House, Barbara Barnett and Mona Murphy all of Waldron, AR, along with a host of friends. Emmet was preceded in death by his father Arthur Barnett. Emmet's Life Celebration service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Waldron Middle School multipurpose building with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Leonard Fuson officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Emmet's visitation was held Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family received family and friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Emmet's pallbearers were Randy Barnett, Dale "Bubba" Sparks, Mac Davis, Randall Barnett, Rudy Barnett, Richard Barnett, Dr. Charles Miesner DVM and Rory Wadkins. Emmet's honorary pallbearers were Danny Barnett, James House, Steve House, Mike House, Keith Piles, Brad Stamps, "The Gang" at Waldron Livestock Auction, Dr. Gena Meierding DVM, Phyllis Suttles, Keith Wilsey and "The Sunday Running Crew."

The Waldron News
9 November 2016
FLOELLA TAYLOR BARNETT

Floella Taylor Barnett left this Earthly world on November 1st, 2016 in Morrilton, Arkansas surrounded by her family. She was born in Bates, Arkansas to Flora (Wood) and AC Taylor on June 10, 1928. Floella spent time in Las Cruses, New Mexico, and enjoyed travelling over half the United States, before moving to Waldron to raise her children. She worked 26 hard years at Tyson Foods. After retirement she spent her time fishing, gardening, quilting, and playing Super Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo. As she advanced in age, she moved to Springdale to be closer to her daughter that cared for her. Her last move was to Brookridge Cove Rehab Center in Morrilton. She is preceded in death by her parents, her oldest son Barney Barnett, one daughter Ginger Rasbury and her great grandchild Olivia Harris. She is survived by one brother, Billie (Bertha) Taylor of Tahlequah, OK. Five children Rodger Barnett of Ft. Smith, AR, Marcia (Lonnie) McDurmond of Oppelo, AR, Twania (Rick) Fielding of Jackson, TN, Jonathan Rasbury of Farmington, AR and Debbie Barnett of Paris, AR. Fourteen grandchildren: John (Jillian) Barnett of Little Rock, AR, Anthony Barnett of Camden, AR, Wesley Barnett of Arkadelphia, AR, Marcus (Tracy) Crump of Waldron, AR, Consuella (Andy) Harris of Plumerville, Misty (Doug Willhite) Hale of Ft. Smith, AR, Miranda (Jeremy) Wade of Medon, TN, Brittany (David) Lay of Henderson, TN, Michael (Brad Crihfield) Lovell of Memphis, TN, Hailey Fielding of Jackson, TN, Christie (Joe) McDaniel of Farmington, AR, Fran Riley of Mount Pleasant, TX, Christopher Rasbury of Fayetteville, AR, and Alexander Rasbury of Farmington, AR. Twenty four great grandchildren: Henry Barnett, Logan Barnett, Samantha McMillan, Katie King, Joseph Crump, Noah Crump, Denver Merryman, Stephanie Merryman, Amber (Charlie) Crain, Justin Harris, Taylor Pottorff, Kindall Ming, Zachary Smith, Andrew Smith, Ali Shinault, Adelyn Lay, Anthony Lay, Sarah Lay, Carter Lay, Joe Kelly McDaniel, Tiffany McDaniel, Harvey Vanover, Jenny Mae Vanover, and Theodore Riley, and four great great grandchildren: Makenna Crain, Xander Crain, Nathan Shinault, and Hope Fielding. She has chosen to be cremated, with a memorial service on Saturday, November 5th, at 2 pm in Waldron at Martin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to Brookridge Cove Rehab in Morrilton.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
NELLIE GERALDINE BARNETT

Nellie Geraldine Barnett, 85, of Mansfield, died Jan. 7, in a Waldron hospital. She was the wife of the late evangelist H.B. Barnett, was a talented pianist and singer. She studied voice and piano at the Ottley Cranston School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri for 6 years. She studied bible at the Bible Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She was an evangelistic singer and pianist and taught child evangelism for 21 years. She was a member of the Parks Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. The body was cremated with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Prock of Kansas City, Missouri, Joyce Avery of Waldron, Martha Go Strealy of New York, New York; one sister, Marjorie McClure of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers, Wallace Henthorne of Edwards, Missouri, George Henthorne of Warrensburg, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Pat Frost, Missionary to Gaza, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
RALPH BARNETT

Ralph Barnett, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was retired from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission after thirty three years of service. A veteran of WWII and a member of the Fellowship Church of God. He was preceded in death by a sister, Atha Mae Starr. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 7, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Randall Barnett of Waldron and Rudy Barnett of Hope, AR; one sister, Clara House of Waldron; two brothers, Arthur Barnett and Junior Barnett of Waldron; four grandchildren, Roderick Barnett, Rebekah Barnett Griffith, Ryan Barnett, and Rustin Barnett; one great grandchild, Abbigail Barnett. Pallbearers were Mike House, Matt Griffith, Roderick Barnett, Ryan Barnett, Rustin Barnett, and Dr. R. Mark Bailey.

The Waldron News
21 July 2004
MARGARITA M. BARRERA

Margarita M. Barrera, 69, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Fort Smith was born June 10, 1935 and passed away July 12, 2004 at 1:15 a.m. at Sparks Regional Medical Center. Margarita is survived by sons Hector Barrera of Austin, TX, Victor Barrera of Austin, TX and Ralph Barrera of Arkansas; daughters, Yolanda Moreno and Sylvia Navarro both of Waldron, AR; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service as at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 16 at San Jose Catholic Church in Austin, TX with burial at Assumption Cemetery in Austin under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Home. For information and donations please call 512-339-8878.

The Waldron News
30 December 1998
MILDRED JANE BARRETT

Mildred Jane Barrett, 87, of Waldron, died Dec. 21, in her home. She was a homemaker. Service was from 2 p.m. Dec. 23, at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Barrett; son, Paul Barett and granddaughter, Carla. Survivors include two sons, Fred Barrett of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Ted Barrett of Midwest City, Oklahoma; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Viewing was from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, and 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
ROBERT DEWAYNE BARTO

Robert Dewayne Barto, 51, of Waldron died Feb. 5 in El Reno, Oklahoma. He was a truck driver, an Army Veteran and a Baptist. Funeral serves was from 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Evening Shade Baptist Church with burial at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, at Upper Camp Creek Cemetery near Roland, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Roberta Kaye of Howe, Oklahoma; one son, George Steven Herring of Howe, Oklahoma; two sisters, Barbara Barto of Waldron, Doris Jean Graves of Waldron; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Curtis Billings, Loyd Gene Billings, Steve Wurst, Dennis Wurst, Charles Lang and Clifton Slater. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 8, and honorary pallbearers were Wayne Brooks, Tommy Waddle, Bill Tull and Jim Haas.

The Waldron News
29 July 2015
WILMA NADINE BARTON

Wilma Nadine Barton, 94, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away on July 21, 2015 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She was born January 16, 1921 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma to the laste Algie and Josephine (Talbert) Ingram. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Beaty and husband Jerry of Parks, Arkansas, Judy Cormack and husband Kenneth of Greenwood, Arkansas; one son, Wayne Barton and wife Kimberley of Dayton, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Jerald Beaty, Terry Beaty and wife Susan, Nathan Beaty and wife Kayla, Steven Cole and wife Jennifer of Boliver, Missouri, Andrew Cormack of Van Buren, Arkansas and Renee Barton; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Calvin, Shelby, Brenden, Braxten; two brothers-in-law, William Barton and wife Dorothy of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Charles Barton of Dayton, Arkansas and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Vernon Barton. Visitation was held Friday, July 24, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Dayton Baptist Church with interment following in Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Jerald Beaty, Terry Beaty, Nathan Beaty, Steven Cole, Andrew Cormack and Loy May.

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
DORIS BASINGER

Doris Irene Basinger, 50, of Booneville, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 5, 2001. She was an employee of Tyson Foods and a Baptist. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Resthaven Park Mortuary with burial at East Resthaven Park Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona with local arrangements being made by Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Rick; two daughters, Carolyn Sue and Bobbi Joe both of the home; one son, Raymond Hedges of Booneville; her mother, Margurite Hedges of Goodyear, Arizona; four sisters, Shirley Knox of Litchfield Park, Arizona, Glenda Chamberlin and Carol West both of Goodyear and Kathy Beebe of Waddell, Arizona; two brothers, Don Hedges of Phoenix, Arizona and John Hedges of Glove, Arizona.

The Waldron News
8 February 2017
JOSIAH AARON BATCHELOR

Our precious baby boy, Josiah Aaron Batchelor, infant son of John and Brooke Batchelor, earned his angel wings on January 29, 2017. Josiah was born November 7, 2016 with a Congenital Heart Defect. Josiah's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Many lives were changed because of his. He brought so much hope into the world the day he was born and we will forever be thankful for the 83 days that we had with him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big sister Leah of the home; grandparents Delbert and Joan Batchelor of Hodgen, Oklahoma and Scott and Sheri Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas, great grandparents Dora Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas, Ann Pottridge of Bates, Arkansas, Gary Pottridge of Magazine, Arkansas, and Dale Bullard of Pocola, Oklahoma, uncle and aunt David and Shannon Batchelor of Monroe, Oklahoma, Jerad and Joanna Bryer of Hodgen, Oklahoma, Justin Thompson of Bates, Arkansas, and Hali Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by many great uncles, great aunts, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. Josiah's Life Celebration service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Gary Powell and Rev. Joe Hayden Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Delbert Batchelor, Scott Thompson, David Batchelor, Jerad Bryer, and Justin Thompson. Josiah's visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Heritage Memorial Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
27 March 2013
BELINDA ANN BATES

Belinda Ann Bates of Arkoma, Oklahoma passed from this life Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Belinda was born December 1, 1953 to Clifford Cunningham and Marrella Ann (Reed) Cunningham in Paris, Illinois. Belinda was 59 years, 3 months and 19 days old. In 1985 Belinda married Billy "Bo" Bates. Together they shared 27 years of marriage. Belinda enjoyed playing Nintendo. She also had a love for Nascar. Belinda loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Belinda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of 27 years, Billy "Bo" Bates of the home; two daughters, Darcy Johnson of Houston, Texas, Heather Vogt of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one son, Jeremy Flowers of Utah; one step daughter, Kimberly Wetuski of Pasadena, Texas and one step son Billy Bates of Pasadena, Texas. Granny will forever be missed by her five grandchilden and two step grandchildren. Belinda is also survived by three sisters: Bethany Hubbard of Martinsville, Illinois, Becky Furnish of Chicago, Illinois and Rosa Floyd of Georgetown, Illinois, as well as two brothers, James Matheny of Jacksonville, Illinois and Clifford Cunningham, Jr. of Paris, Illinois. Belinda will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of friends and loved ones. Belinda is preceded in death by one sister Devonna Fancher and one brother Eddy E. Matheny. Belinda's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Belinda's pallbearers were Jeremy Flowers, Dominick Vogt, Todd Burt, James Matheny, Scotty Bates and Gary Bates. Belinda's visitation was Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 July 2006
CHASE DON BATES

Our baby, Chase Don Bates, was born August 7, 2003 and went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 4, 2006. Funeral service was at 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Pleasant Grove #3 Church with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He leaves behind his loving parents, Rickey Earl and Pamala Diana Bates; his sister Kasey Leann Bates; grandparents, Earl & Shirley Bates and Rick & Virginia Black; great-great grandparent, Virgie Black; great-grandparents, Rachel Taylor, Mary Gossett, Mary Ann and Bill Sanders, Billy Don Black and Linda; two aunts, Janet Moore and Karen Marsh; Uncle Robert Marsh; first cousins Rachel Marsh, Brandy Marsh and Levi Moore; and a host of other cousins and family members. Pall bearers were Brian Jones, Billy Black, Steven Black and Bart Starr. Honorary pallbearers were Stanly Brewer and Junior Helton.

The Waldron News
8 June 2016
HARVEY DALE BATES

Harvey Dale Bates of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, June 2, 2016 embraced by the love of family and friends. Harvey was born December 21, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to Calvin Chevis Bates and Delma Vera (Harvey) Bates. Harvey was 76 years, 5 months and 12 days old. He was a member of Pleasant Grove #3 Church in Waldron, Arkansas. As a young man Harvey married the love of his life, Lynda Sue Newberry. They committed to making a life together and they did just that. Harvey joined the United States Air Force where he served his country for 9 years. He than began a career with the Rail Road. After 30 plus years, he eventually retired where he and Lynda moved back home to Waldron, Arkansas to be near family. Harvey enjoyed pulling the camper out to the deer woods and sitting around the camp fire telling old stories with good friends or good stories with old friends. It has been told that Harvey had a bass boat that he occasionally put new tires on. He also enjoyed traveling. Harvey was an active member of multiple service organizations where he held various officer positions, such as Order of the Amaranth of Oklahoma, Order of the Amaranth of Arkansas, Eastern Star, Waldron Masonic Lodge #131 F&AM just to name a few. Harvey was a kind hearted and warm person. He would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved having a good time and being around loved ones. He especially looked forward to time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and those he considered his. Lots of fond memories and treasured times will never be forgotten. Harvey leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Lynda of the home; two sons, Harvey Steven Bates of Ft. Worth, Texas and James Brian Bates of Alliance, Nebraska. Granddad will forever remain in the hearts of his three grandchildren, Brandi, Kolt and Savannah as well as four great grandchildren. Harvey is also survived by his sisters, Lottie Scott, Vera Hughes and Colette Piles. Harvey 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 very near and dear to him. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Delma Bates and one brother, Billy Barto Bates. Harvey's life celebration was at 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Terry Benton officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Harvey's pallbearers were Tina Brewer, Dana Anderson, Rick Scott, Melissa Callahan, Mackinzie Callahan and Vicky Laird. Harvey's visitation was Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Harvey's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
12 July 2000
LORRAINE BATES

Lorraine Monroe Bates of Fort Smith, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, departed this life July 5, 2000, in her home. She was born December 27, 1918 in Nola, Arkansas to the late Bascom (Bass) and Irene Oller Monroe. Prior to a long illness, she was a secretary for the Scott County Judge. Though suffering a stroke eighteen years ago, Lorraine remained courageous and undaunted. She counted each day a blessing and even through her pain and affliction, she was always without complaint. A beloved mother and grandmother, Lorraine was a true inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. Although she has gone through the gates to be with our heavenly Father, Lorraine's family is comforted in knowing that she will always be with them in their hearts and in their memories. Lorraine will forever be a living presence and a Guardian Angel to her loved ones. A devoted wife and mother, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan Bates; a son, William Hugh Bates; three grandchildren, John Kenneth Harberson, Jr., Teresa Ann Harberson, and Ricky Shelby; and a brother, Knox Monroe. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Kay Harberson of Cabot, Arkansas, and Maria Shelby of Fort Smith; a son, Bill Bates of Waldron; two sisters, Marie Wing and Lille Arnett, both of Waldron; four grandsons, Kyle Harberson of Monroe, Louisiana, Greg Aynes of Waldron, David Aynes of Fort Smith, Sammy Bates of Waldron; one granddaughter, Heather Shelby of Fort Smith; four great- grandchildren, Farrah and Lucas Aynes of Waldron and Jonathan and Matthew Bates of Roswell, New Mexico. Funeral was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Chapel of Waldron. Reverend Ricky Hunt officiated. Pallbearers were Kyle Harberson, Greg and David Aynes, Sammy Bates, and Jimmy and Mike Arnett.

Scott County Times
26 June 2002
MEARL BATES

Waldron--Mearl Anthon (Blue) Bates, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a 31 year employee of Arkansas State Highway Department and member of Unity Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 20 at the Martin Funeral Home with the burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; two daughters, Treasa Woodard and Stacy Singleton both of Waldron; two sons, Mike Bates and Travis Bates of Waldron; one step-son, Vincent Johnson of Waldron; two sisters, Frankie Hunt and Freda Ballard of Waldron; one brother, Earl Bates of Waldron; four grandchildren, Kendra and Amy Singleton, Jordan Woodard, Kaitlyn Bates and one step-grandson, Vincent Johnson II. Pallbearers were Boney Hunt, Danny Moran, Mark Williams, Tracy Allen, Lewis Wayne James, Allen James, Ray Jett and Jimmy Graham. Honorary pallbearers were David Lawson, Charles Hunt, Bart Starr, Ryan Byfore and Margaret Byers and employees of Arkansas State Highway Department.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
RODNEY BATES

Rodney Bates, 45, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007 in his home. He was a retired construction worker. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Crossley of Boles, Arkansas; father and step-mother, Leon Bates and wife Nancy of Chenango Forks, New York; two sisters, Paul Fisk of Waldron, AR and Robin Boggs of Boles, AR; two brothers, Ronald Bates of Waldron, AR and Mark Fisk of Boles, AR. Pallbearers were Eric Redmon, David Tallmadge, Randy Meyers, Ron Curtis, Rick Williams, Bill McGuire, J.T. Rogers.

The Waldron News
23 March 2011
THOMAS EUGENE BATES

Thomas Eugene (Papa Tom) Bates, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. Thomas was born on October 29, 1941 in Barber, Arkansas to the late Gene and Edith (Allen) Bates. He loved to hunt, camp and watch old westerns. He was a diesel mechanic and was a Master Mason and member of the Lynch Prairie Lodge #568. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Ronna Bates, one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Glen "Zipper" Rupe, all of Mansfield; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Treva and Ralph Coffey, Lucille and Donald Carpenter, all of Waldron; two brothers, Bo Bates and wife Belinda of Arkoma, OK; Scotty Bates of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Heather Raven Grant, Michael Smith, Thomas Bates and Sarah Bates; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Brewer and Aaron Brewer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Bates and his parents Gene and Edith Bates. Thomas's funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Free officiating. Interment followed in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas's pallbearers were Cody Carpenter, Gary Bates, Casey Grant, Stephen Steele, Bob Caldwell, Wilson Kennedy, Tim Coffey and Billy Bates. Thomas's visitation was held 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where his family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 May 2016
TRAVIS ANTHON BATES

Travis Anthon Bates of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas. Travis was born October 22, 1984 to Mearl (Blue) Bates and Patsy A. (Ballard) Parks in Waldron, Arkansas. Travis was 31 years, 6 months and 4 days old. Travis loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, family and friends. Travis leaves behind to cherish his memory, his companion of 15 years, Jennifer Allen of the home; two children, LaTasha Allen and Trevor Bates of the home; mom and stepdad, Leonard and Pat Parks of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Stacy Singleton and husband Kenny of Greenwood, Arkansas, Treasa Woodard and David of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother, Mike Bates and companion Cindle Manning of Waldron, Arkansas and two step brothers, Sam Parks and Leonard Parks both of Mansfield, Ohio. Travis will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of nieces, newphews, great nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Travis was preceded in death by his father, Mearl Bates, grandparents, Wesley and Betty Ballard, Royde and Gladys Bates and one nephew, Wesley J. Singleton. Travis' graveside life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Tim Russell officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Travis' pallbearers were Bubba Canada, Shawn Williams, Blake Wright, Robert Marsh, Rick Bates and Rusty Craig. Honorary pallbearers were Caleb Ridenhour, Earl Bates, Leonard Parks and Clay Gilbert.

The Waldron News
7 April 1999
MARY PAULINE BAUCUM

Mary Pauline Baucum, 83, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at Sunrise Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on August 11, 1915 in Taylor, Ark. She was the daughter of James Leonard Smith and Mary Frances Dotson Smith, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Torby Haynes and Dan Richard Baucum, Jr. She was a Jackson Methodist and a librarian. Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 in Bailey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Old Shongaloo Cemetery. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Gene and Billie Haynes, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn; three sisters: Vera Cherry, of Taylor, Ark., Josephine Theviault, of Terryville, Conn. And Cora Whitehead, of Taylor Ark; one granddaughter, Paige Hodnett and her husband, Stuart, of Somerville, Tenn; two great-grandchildren, Luke and Lane Hodnett, of Somerville, Tenn. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
EDITH BAUGH

Edith Baugh, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas formerly of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at her home. She was born July 16, 1910. She was a widow and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Baugh; three sons, Frank Clark, Henery Clark and Charles Clark; and one daughter, Sarah and two sisters, Margrett Cappis and Gert Kercome. She had 12 children, Helen Martin of Waldron, AR, Billy Clark of Peoria, IL, Wayne Baugh of Winamac, IN, Vaugh Baugh of Rochester, IN, Dean Baugh of ToTo, IN, John Baugh of Tulsa, OK, Ves Baugh of Dardanelle, AR and Lula Bell Clark. She had 37 grandchildren and 73 great and great-great grandchildren; two nephews, Larry & Jerry Cappis. There were five very special grandchildren who helped to take care of her and make her last days easier, Marie Hewitt, Luther Harrington, Edith Harrington, Julie Bolin and Jeanne French. Memorial service will be Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
24 January 2001
INEZ FLANAGAN BAUGH

Inez Flanagan Baugh of Waldron passed away Friday, January 19, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was born September 2, 1913 in Franklin County, Arkansas to Ed and Clara Flanagan. Mrs. Baugh was a graduate of Ozark High School and Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and taught school for over 40 years mostly at the Waldron Public School. She was married in May 1936 to Vernon T. Baugh who preceded her in death in March 1998. Mrs. Baugh was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in many civic organizations including BPW Club and the Garden Club. She and her husband, Vernon, are remembered as rose growers who shared roses with former students, organizations and churches. Along with their love of roses, Mr. and Mrs. Baugh did volunteer work with the Boy Scout Troop #17 for over 20 years. Mrs. Baugh is survived by one sister, Norma Vest of Ozark and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held 2:00 pm Monday, January 22 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with interment at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorial can be given to Duncan Cemetery Association or Waldron First United Methodist Church.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
VERNON TAFT BAUGH

Vernon Taft Baugh, 89, of Waldron died March 6, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church and active in church work along with civic organizations of the town. He was retired from Waldron High School, where he was principal and teacher for many years and was Scout Master of Troop 17 in Waldron for 23 years. He was a graduate of Searcy High School, a graduate of the College of the Ozarks with high honors in 1931. He went on to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he received his Masters degree. He furthered his education at the University of Columbia at Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Baugh was an avid rose gardener and shared his roses with former pupils, local organizations, churches and friends of all kinds. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 1998 in Waldron First United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Inez; one sister, Margaret Dalton, of Little Rock; one brother, John R. Baugh, of North Little Rock; one niece, Judy Fox, of Plano, Texas; two nephews: John Baugh and Joe Bruce Dalton, both of North Little Rock. Pallbearers were Bob McGaugh, Fred Brigance, Bob Lewis, Tully Works, Bob Brown and Ray Lankford. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Oliver, Buck Cornelius, Tom Sawyer, Raymond Rackley, Joe Huie, Charles Hunt and former members of Scout Troop 17. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Duncan Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
26 February 2014
ROSE MARIE BAUM

Rose Marie Baum of Y-City, Arkansas, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed from this life Monday, February 17, 2014 in Y-City, Arkansas, surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born July 7, 1946 to Harry Heriegel and Mary Langenstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rose was 67 years, 7 months and 10 days old. Rose attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas. She was a devout Catholic and strong in her belief. Rose was a CNA for many years. She enjoyed working in the nursing home and helping people. In her spare time Rose enjoyed a variety of hobbies including ceramics, playing bingo and going on cruises. Rose loved more than anything her family. The time she spent with her children and grandchildren were priceless memories held very dear to her heart. Rose leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Angelique (Angie) Richardson of Y-City, Arkansas, one son, Irvin H. Baum, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, four sisters, Joyce Mikolawski, Lois Barte, Dina Vernitsky and Marie Laurence all of Pennsylvania, as well as four brothers, Billy Heriegel of New Jersey, Harry Heriegel, Herbie Heriegel and Paul Heriegel all of Pennsylvania. Rose will forever remain in the hearts of her 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Rose will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and loved ones. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Heriegel, one daughter, Roseann Beck Artuso and one son, Charles Earl Beck, Jr. Rose' funeral was 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Ravi Gudipalli officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Rose's visitation was Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
DELMA BAYRD

Delma Bates Bayrd was born October 23, 1908 in Waldron, Arkansas. Her parents were the late Lottie Williams Harvey and James Barto Harvey and her step-mother was the late Mary Sherrill Harvey. She was 93 years and 5 months old. She was married to the late Calvin Chevis Bates. They have four living children, Collette Bates Piles of Fort Smith, Harvey Dale Bates of Norman, Oklahoma, Vera Ann Hughes of Waldron, and Lottie Scott of Branson, Missouri. She has a total of 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death also by her second husband, the Rev. George Bayrd. She is also survived by two step-daughters, Mervie Hale and Ruby Morgan, both of Waldron. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waldron. In her younger years she was active in the Womens Group of the church. She is a retiree of the Scott County Department of Human Services. She was an active volunteer for the Scott County Senior Citizens and was an officer in the Scott County Chapter of the AARP. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Monday, March 25, 2002 at the First United Methodist in Waldron with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Rick Scott, James Bates, Terry Flannigan, Billy Bell, Mike Gallimore and Butch Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Lewis, Elmo Morgan, Johnny Morgan, Mel Kenner, Benny Newberry, Jim Piles, Floyd Watkins, Jerry Ferguson, Buddy Crossett, Bill Sanders, Larry Shores, Kenneth Bynum, James Hughes and Wayne Swaim.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
LEWIS BEAM

Lewis Beam, 87, of Monticello died Tuesday, March 3, 1998 in a nursing home in Monticello. He was born September 16, 1910 in Hon and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. He was retired from S.H. Kress Company. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 1998 in St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. James West officiating. Burial was at Crestview Cemetery. Gross Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 February 2008
MELBA ONA BEARD

Melba Ona Beard, 96, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed in her home on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 to meet her Savior. Melba was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas. She loved to quilt and make pillows for her family and others. Melba loved to garden, work in the yard and spent her life caring and giving to others. We will miss you Mom, Grandma. Rest and work with Jesus and love and kiss all those babies. We will see you in Heaven. Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Rolla Byron and Ona Kopf Breed, brother, Harvey Nelson Breed and a sister, Lelah McConnell. Memorial Service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel-Paris, Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Brewer of Montgomery, Texas; one son, John Beard and wife Lenora of Greenwood, Arkansas; sister, Loreen Thomas of El Paso, Texas; two brothers, Rolla "Spec" Breed of Paris, Arkansas and Scott Breed of Pittsburg, California; five granddaughters, Amy and Kristin Beard of Fayetteville, AR, Linda Yancey of Magnolia, Texas, Sharon Brewer of Pell City, Alabama, Kathy Kimbrough of Smithville, TX; one grandson, David Brewer of Cypress, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
24 July 2002
ALICE BENTLEY BEASLEY

Texas--Services for Alice Bentley Beasley, 83, of Lufkin, Texas were held Saturday, July 20, 2002 in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Randy Harshbarger and Harold Hancock officiated. Graveside services were held at 11 am, Monday, July 22, 2002 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron. Mrs. Beasley was born August 7, 1918 in Cauthron, the daughter of Cora Bell Bethel Bentley and Scott Arthur Bentley. She died Thursday, July 18, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Beasley was a retired supervisor for the Lufkin State School where she had been employed for more than 15 years. She was a member of the Fourth and Groesbeck Church of Christ and had resided in Lufkin for 49 years. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Manning of Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, James A. and Pam Beasley of Richmond, Virginia, and Dr. R. Scott and Paul Beasley of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Jason Beasley of Richmond, Virginia and Cory Beasley of Nacogdoches; granddaughters, Teri Padgett and Pamela Manning both of Dallas, Kathy Donahoe of Littleton, Colorado and Shannon Penn of McKinney; five great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Beasley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Park Beasley. Honorary pallbearers were Karl L. Williams, Arthur Sayers, Joe Dan Penn, James King, Charles Stringer and Vance Roberts. Memorials may be made to the Hospice In the Pines, 116 S. Raquet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Scott County Times
3 November 2004
DELLA LUCILLE BEATY

Della Lucille Beaty, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2004 in a Waldron nursing center. She was a school teacher, a homemaker and attended the Waldron United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 28, 2004 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Huston of the home and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bill Hutchens, Elliot McClanahan, Tom McClanahan, Vernon Cheesman, Odell Staggs and Ernest Lee.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
DELTA FAY BEATY

Delta Fay Beaty, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, May 27, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a Methodist and a retired seamstress for Waldron Furniture Factory. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jerrel Plummer of Waldron, AR; one sister-in-law, Aylene Farnsworth of Waldron, AR; two nieces, Lillian Jones and Verna Dean Jones, both of Waldron, AR; and one grandchild, Brandy Plummer of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Joe Barron, Chandler Barron, Jordan Barron, Gregory Sanders, Paul Plummer and Bob Doyle.

The Waldron News
7 October 2009
HILTON BEATY

Hilton Beaty, 81, of Fort Smith passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009. He was born April 17, 1928 in Rich Mountain, Arkansas to Roy and Mary Beaty. He was a member of Goddard United Methodist Church and the Adventurers Sunday School Class for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and later became active in the USS HW Butner Reunion Association. He received his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State University and his Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas. He taught Agriculture at Hartford High School, Biology at Waldron High School and Biology at Northside High School where he retired in 1984 after 20 years of service. After retiring he served two years in the Peace Corps, during which time he developed a tropical orchard for the School of Hope for Handicapped Children in Jamaica. He served as a leader for the Kiwanis Camp for several years. He was the past President of the Noon Civic Club and past President of the Retired Fort Smith Teacher's Association. Memorial service was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2009 at Goddard United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Doris of the home, daughter Marian Conrad and her husband Patrick of Fort Smith; two sons Lawrence Beaty and his wife Joni of Pocatello, Idaho and Lance Beaty and his wife Pam of Fort Smith; two sisters, Gwendollen Payne and her husband Ben of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Eppel Taylor of Grove, Oklahoma; brother-in- law Don Rhoads and his wife Kay of Winter Park, Colorado; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Beaty of Parks, Lucille Stoneberger of Clarksville and Marie Beaty of Stephens, Georgia; six grandchildren, Jesica Bowen of Fort Smith, Chris Beaty of Rogers, Courtney Williams of Fayetteville, Erin, Kyle and Scott Conrad of Fort Smith; two great grandchildren, Jareth and Lyssa Bowen, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elvis and Elgie Beaty. Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association, Sebastian County Unit, P.O. Box 8195, Fort Smith, AR 72902, the Alzheimer's Association, Arkansas Oklahoma Chapter, 320 North Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72901, or to Goddard United Methodist Church, 1922 Dodsom Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
31 July 2002
DENNIS GRADY BEATY

Dennis Grady Beaty of Mena, Arkansas, formerly of Black Fork, Arkansas, died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in the Mena Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1943 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Grady Beaty and Nedra Denniston Beaty, his age being 59 years, 2 months and 16 days. He was united in marriage on September 15, 1966 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Jackie Benson. He was a driller in the oil fields, was of the Baptist faith and attended Waldron High School where he played football. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; three sons, Roger Dale and hs wife Reena Beaty of Bossier City, Louisiana, Dennis DeWayne and his wife Lisa Beaty of Eureka, California, and Weldon Frank and his wife Kathy Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; three daughters, Jacqueline Denise and her husband, Sid Burden of Mena, Arkansas, Shannon Nicole and her husband Brian Kamm of Mena, Arkansas and Nedra Louise Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; his mother, Nedra Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; two sisters, Marilyn Hooks of Mena, Arkansas and Jean Watkins of Allens, Tennessee; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, a son, Billy Don Beaty and a daughter, Donna Lavone Beaty. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002 in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerrold Musgrove officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Creek Cemetery in Nella, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers will be Shannon Burden, Martin Dollarhyde, Donnie Dollarhyde, Melvin Benson, Jr., Hosea Benson and Michael McCravens. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Watts, James Foster and Monte Richey.

Scott County Times
3 August 2005
ELGIE BEATY

Elgie Beaty, age 81, of Parks died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in his home. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Lucille S. Beaty of the home; one daughter, Ann Carter of Parks; one son, Jerry Beaty of Parks; two sisters, Gwendolyn Page of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Eppel Taylor of Grove, Oklahoma; one brother, Hilton Beaty of Fort Smith; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, July 29, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Parks Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Jerald Beaty, Terry Beaty, Nathan Beaty, Steven Rose, Roy Franklin and Marvin Franklin.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
FAY BEATY

Graveside services were held Fay Beaty at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12th at Green Wood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rough & Ready Hwy. in Grass Valley, California. He passed away Monday morning, July 9, 2001. He was 72 years old. He was born in Arkansas on Dec. 12, 1928 to Atha & Ida Beaty. He married Anna Jett, July 17th, 1950 in Waldron, Arkansas. They moved to California where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was active in the California Houndsmen for Conservation and North Central Houndsmen. He enjoyed bear hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Fay is survived by his wife Anna; daughters & sons-in-law, Sharon & Bill Serene and Brenda & Gary Arnold. Grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Richard & Robert Hamilton; grandson Brian Arnold, granddaughter Kristie Arnold and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Hamilton, all of Penn Valley; siblings, Bill Lane of Denver, CO and Connie Herron of PA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Basil Beaty.

The Waldron News
5 April 2006
HUSTON BEATY

Huston Beaty, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006 in a Mena, Arkansas nursing home. He was a rancher, farmer and a member of United Methodist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Ethel Edwards, Byrd Oglesby and Tressie Beaty; brothers, Roy, Athan, Grady, Ray, Denny and Jack Beaty. Pallbearers were Hilton, Randell and Jerry Beaty, Tom McClanhan, Bill Bates and Charles Reynolds. Honorary pallbearer was Henry Taylor.

The Waldron News
31 October 2012
LUCILLE BEATY

Lucille Beaty, 88, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born August 8, 1924 in Parks, Arkansas to the late Luther and Archie (Nelson) Franklin. She is survived by one son Jerry Beaty and wife Sandra of Parks, Arkansas, one daughter Anna Carter and husband Jerry of Parks, Arkansas, five grandchildren, Jearld Beaty of Waldron, Arkansas, Terry Beaty and wife Susan of Waldron, Arkansas, Nathan Beaty and wife Kayla of Waldron, Arkansas, Tammy Rose and husband Steve of Lavaca, Arkansas, Angie Abshire and Michael Phillips of Dover, Arkansas, eight great- grandchildren, Jewelyn Beaty, Ethan Beaty, Calvin Beaty, Brenden Beaty, Braxten Beaty, Kaylin Rose, Ashlin Rose, Paige Phillips, three sisters-in-law, Doris Jean Beaty, Eppel Taylor, Gwin Payne and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She is preceded in death by her husband Elgie "Shorty" Beaty, her parents, one brother Roy Franklin and one sister Ethel Rodgers. Visitation was Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Friday, October 26, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Mike Phillips, Jerald Beaty, Terry Beaty, Nathan Beaty, Billy Pat Franklin, Nathan Franklin and Steve Rose.

Scott County Times
1 January 2003
NEDRA BEATY

Nedra Beaty, 89, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday December 26, 2002 in a Mena hospital. She was a retired school bus driver for twenty six years with the Waldron Public Schools. She was also a teacher and substitute in the school system. During the depression she worked at Douglas Aircraft. She owned and operated the downtown Speed Wash in Waldron for seven years. Graveside services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 1:00 pm at Johnson Cemetery in Nella, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Beaty, one son, Dennis Beaty and one grandson, Billy Beaty. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn and husband William Hook of Blackfork, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Jackie Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Sherrie and husband Todd Moore of Mena, Steven and wife Lavella Hooks of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Jessie and wife Vickie Hooks of Mena, Rhonda Jones of Waldron, Roger and wife Rennena Beaty of Bossier City, Louisiana, Dennis and wife Lisa Beaty of Eureka, California, Denise and husband Sidney Burden of Mena, Weldon and wife Kathy Beaty of Mena, Shannon and husband Brian Kamm of Mena, and Louise Beaty of Mena; forty two great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steve Cox, Todd Moore, Keith Wright, Buddy Benson, Ricky McCravens and Shannon Burden.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
VIOLET RAY BEATY

Violet Ray Beaty, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, May 8, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Beaty and brother, Louis Kannady. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 10 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Beaty of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Alma Lee Hickman of Page, OK and Louise Hill of Bakersfield, CA; one brother, Carl Kannady of Page, OK; several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
ROBERT BECKMAN

Robert Paul Beckman, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died November 21, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired Cost Accountant, a Methodist and member of the V.F.W. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2000 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by a companion, James Meadors of Waldron; his mother Ella Beckman of Industry, Texas; two sisters Idell Schwecke of Industry, Texas and Jennie Mobley of Conroe, Texas and three nieces.

The Waldron News
22 September 2010
JAMES EDWARD BEDGOOD

James Edward "Jim" Bedgood, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, September 13, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Jim was born July 18, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida to the late James Rufus Bedgood and Mary Louise (Lewis) Bedgood. He was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, Arkansas. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Bedgood of the home; two step-sons, Vince Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas, Rodney Brown, Jr. of Houston, Texas; one step-grandson, Vince Johnson II of Waldron, Arkansas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents by his daughter, Pamela Diane Jobe. Jim's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Lanman officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers were The Men's Sunday School Class at Winfield Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Jim's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
25 July 2012
LEWIS JEFFERSON BELCHER

Lewis Jefferson Belcher, 70, of Van Buren passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in his home. He was a retired Chief Engineer for Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Company, a member of the Heritage Methodist Church of Van Buren, a member of the Professional Engineers Club, a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. He celebrated his 50th Wedding Anniversary to Janice on October 14, 2011. He was the first baby born in Waldron in 1942. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Ockner Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ockner Funeral Home of Van Buren, Arkansas. Rev. Max Goines will officiate the service. He is survived by his wife, Janice Belcher of the home; one daughter, Julie Bynum and husband Rodney of Van Buren; one son, Jeffrey Belcher and wife Barbara of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Stacie Bynum and Savanna Bynum; one sister, Mary Martine of Pensacola, Florida. The family visited with friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street, Van Buren, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Bob Housley, Jay King, Paul Parks, Darral Sparkman, Ronnie Walker and Tim Weege.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
ANTHONY DOUGLAS BELL

Anthony Douglas Bell of Kenosha, WI passed away on July 2, 2012 in Columbus, WI. Anthony was born November 15th, 1976 in Napa, CA. He loved fishing, hunting and camping, but most of all he loved his children. He is survived by 2 children, Kaitlyn and Austin Bell of Columbus, WI., his mother Debra and step father Dewey Frazier of Waldron, AR, sister Tiffany Salazar, niece Izabella and nephew Ethan of Waldron, AR, brother Thomas Black of Vacaville, CA, grandmother Jacqueline Patterson of Waldron, Arkansas, and grandparents Larry and Joyce Patterson of Sparks, NV. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Bell of CA. His memorial was held at S.D.A. Church in Gurney, IL on July 6, 2012. Interment will be held on July 12, 2012 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas at 11:00 am. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
BREWER BELL

Brewer Bell, 77, of the Blackfork community near Mena, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999 in a Mena hospital. He was a 30 year veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a rancher in the Blackfork community. His body will be cremated and will be interred in the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Alberta; one son, Bruce Bell of Demotte, Indiana; two sisters, Sarah Francis Ham of Fayetteville, Georgia and Charlotte Collins of Alabama; one brother, Harold Bell of Newnan, Georgia; and two grandchildren, Tiffany and Jessica Bell.

The Waldron News
19 May 2010
CLAUDIA BELL

Claudia F. Bell, 82, went to join her heavenly Father, May 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm at Central Washington Hospital after fighting a chronic battle with pneumonia. She was born November 29, 1927 in Ada, Oklahoma joining her parents Delbert and Pearl Thompson. She had four brothers and two sisters. Her family moved to the Manson area for work in 1943. Claudia met Loy C. Bell working in a Manson area fruit packing shed. Loy says that from that day the argument was on, deciding if she was going to go out with Loy or someone else. They were married in 1944. She worked beside Loy (Rusty) all through her life. She would ran an orchard crew and still make it home to cook and take care of her husband and family. Her greatest accomplishment was being a fabulous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. There was nothing more important to her than her family and her relationship with God. She is survived by husband Loy C. Bell, her children Wanda Maxson and Pete of Malaga, Peggy Pipkin and Darold of Malaga, Loy D. Bell and Kim of Malaga, Donnie Bell of Bainbridge Island and Carla Davis and Randy of Yakima. She leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her surviving brother L.B. Thompson and Bessie of Everett, and Patsy Villines of Everett. She is also survived by many loving nieces, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Pearl Thompson, parents in law, Lidge and Callie Bell, brothers Earl D. Thompson, Garriel Dean Thompson, Gary Jean Thompson, her sister Nathalee Villins, her brothers in law Bill Bell and Larry Bell, sister in law Kathy Bell, and grandchild Jerrod Nickolas Bell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wenatchee First Assembly of God Church building fund. Celebration memorial services were on Friday, May 14, 2010 at Wenatchee First Assembly of God Church with a graveside service Friday prior to the memorial service.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
MELBA JEAN BELL

Waldron--Funeral services for Melba Jean Bell, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas were Saturday, December 27 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Ms. Melba Jean Bell passed away Tuesday, December 23 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, attended Waldron United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. She is survived by two sons: Jerry David Bell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Jerry Edward Bell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, James Rose of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 October 2006
MELBA JO BELLOWS

Melba Jo Bellows passed away September 23, 2006 at the Waldron Nursing Home in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born March 15, 1931 in the Packsaddle community of Scott County, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bellows and her parents, Joe and Elva Carnahan, and brothers, Denver Carnahan, Fred Carnahan and Pat Carnahan. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Sullivan and husband Scott of Newark, Ohio and son Larry Eugene Bellows and Ramona of Indianapolis, Indiana. Two brothers, Melvin Carnahan and wife Rose of Waldron, AR, and Ray E. Carnahan and wife Norma of Little Rock, AR. Grandchildren, Shane Price and son Riley Price of Newark, Ohio and Larry Eugene Bellows, Jr., Tara Bellows and Erial Bellows of Indianapolis, Indiana. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Melba Jo lived most of her adult live in Olivehurst, California, until she and Gene retired and moved to Booneville, AR for a short time. She and Gene lived in the Assisted Living Center in Booneville and Melba Jo moved back to Waldron Nursing Home when Gene died. Melba was a lovely homemaker and seamstress. Graveside service at Freedom Cemetery by Lewis Funeral Home of Ft. Smith, AR was on Thursday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
HATTIE MAE BELTER

Hattie Mae Belter, 94, of Pris, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in a Paris hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son Ernest Wilson, two grandsons Bobby Joe Wilson, Clifford Wilson, and many friends and other relatives. She is preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence Wilson and Gene Belter, four brothers, Tom, M.C., Charlie, Bill Himes, two sisters, Bella Bashears, Lula Wilson. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
JESSIE W. BELTER

Graveside service for Jessie W. Belter, 73, of Lawton, OK was 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Post Cemetery in Fort Sill. Mrs. Belter died Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in Duncan. Burial was under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home. She was born on January 29, 1934 in Forrester, Arkansas to Harvey J. and Glen H. (Neely) Davis. She married CW4 (Retired) Henry John Belter in Waldron, Arkansas on May 23, 1953. He died on February 9, 1997. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her mother, Glen Hawkins of Waldron, AR; two sons, John D. Belter and his wife Mariellen of Montclair, Virginia, and Bill Belter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three grandchildren, Rachel, David and Jennifer Belter; two brothers, her twin brother, John Davis and his wife Jolene of Marlow and Wayne Davis of Waldron, AR; a sister, Betty Garner of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, stepfather, Dwayne Hawkins, and a sister-in-law, Treva Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Regional Center, 5400 Grand Blvd., Suite 255, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112.

Scott County Times
22 January 2003
CLARENCE DOUGLAS BENGE

Clarence Douglas Benge, 60, of Parks, Arkansas died January 18, 2003. He was born July 7, 1942 at Booneville, the son of Clarence Ray and Cornelia Christine Langham Benge. He was a computer programmer analyst for L.T.V. Vought Corp. in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was a licensed minister for over 35 years and a member of the Parks Southern Baptist Church. He was a member of the Radio Club. Survivors include his wife, Betty Benge of the home to whom he married December 1, 1963; two sons, Clarence "C.J." Benge Jr. and wife Sherry of Arlington, Texas, and Phillip Benge of Arlington, Texas; his mother, Christine Miller of Fort Smith; four brothers, Otis Goff and wife Roberta of Dardanelle, David Benge and wife Carol of Booneville, Sanford Goff and wife Linda of San Diego, California and Dalen Goff and wife Rochelle of Lowell; two sisters, June Goff and Darlene Jackson and Jeff all of Ft. Smith; and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, January 22 at Parks Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Pat Ray Frost officiating. Burial is pending. Pallbearers will be Don Ellis, Ray Lees, Harvey Combs and Dalen Goff.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
ALLEN MARTIN BENJAMIN

Allen Martin Benjamin, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born December 19, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather and one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by his loving wife Dianne of Waldron, AR; one brother, Warren Benjamin of Newport, Vermon; and children Glenn Benjamin, Wayne Benjamin and Marie Moak all of Denver, Colorado; Patricia Norman, James Grotjohn and John Grotjohn all of Waldron, Arkansas and Christina Enkey of Pensacola, Florida; and four grandchildren, Breanna Moak, Aaron Benjamin, Alyssa Benjamin and Grant Benjamin. He was preceded in death by his parents Keith and Elizabeth Benjamin and brother Walter Benjamin. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, 2000 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Brother Richard Singleton giving the memorial talk. Allen's loving acts of kindness will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Waldron News
5 October 2005
ALMA LUCILLE BENNETT

Alma Lucille Bennett of Waldron, formerly of Tuckerman, departed this life on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at Waldron. She was born December 28, 1927 at Swifton, the daughter of T.W. and Myrtle Ivy (Mitts) Helms. She married Mr. William Nathan Bennett on August 18, 1945. Mrs. Bennett was born and raised in Swifton, where she graduated high school as Salutatorian. She was baptized into Christ and a member of the Church of Christ in Tuckerman for many years and was a member of the Church at Bald Knob after moving to Bradford. After her husband, Nathan's death, she moved back to Tuckerman and resumed membership there again. She enjoyed working in her garden, and with flowers. Her favorite pastime was spoiling her grandchildren. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband of fifty- five years, William Nathan Bennett on November 5, 2000; her parents, one brother, Chester Helms; and one sister, Pauline Canard. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Nathan Bennett and Randy Chilton Bennett, both of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Phyllis Lou Bennett and Lisa Karyn Bennett, both of Tuckerman, Arkansas; one sister, Helen Thompson of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Ethridge and husband Clint, Erica Billings, Scott Crabb, Tara Layton, Megan Bennett, Rani Bennett and Matthew Bennett; and three great-grandchildren, Kye Billings, Keeley Billings and Cole Ethridge. Funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Guerry Moorer officiating. Interment was at Cheshier Cemetery in the Elgin Community at Tuckerman, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Clint Ethridge, Scott Crabb, Jay Collom, Clyde Canard, Gary Wayne Hopkins and Michael Brock. Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Bennett, Randy Bennett, Bobby Brock, Elwood Fisher, Roy Turner, Edward Junior Pretty, Jim Fields, Harold Cloyes and the staff of Waldron Nursing Center.

Scott County Times
5 June 2002
BARBARA BENNETT

Howe--Funeral services for Barbara Bennett, 63, of Howe were held Friday, May 31, 2002 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Howe with burial at Howe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home. Mrs. Bennett died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Waldron. She was a member of Church of God Seventh Day in Wister. Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Aurelia Miller of Covina, California and Laura Clepper of Waldron; four sons, Oscar Benson of Farmington, New Mexico, Michael Benson of Redfield, Timmy Benson of Midlothian, Texas and Kevin Benson of Menominee, Michigan; a step-daughter, Connie Harrison of Sun City, California; a step-son, Russell Bennett of Shady Point; three sisters, Joan Jolly and Wilma Sweetman both of Winnewood, Oklahoma and Linda Graham of Maysville, Oklahoma; two brothers, JL Whiteaker of Oklahoma City and Donald Joe Whiteaker of Wynnewood; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
MRS. CATHERINE BENNETT

Mrs. Catherine Mae Scott Bennett, age 86, a resident of De Queen and former resident of Mansfield, Arkansas, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 at De Queen Medical Center, De Queen. She was born to John Oscar and Sallie Caroline Terrell Scott at Greenwood, Arkansas on March 17, 1924. She was a retired employee of Whirlpool and a homemaker. She was a member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church at Mansfield, Arkansas, and enjoyed traveling, photography and interior design. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Hollie, Jack, John and Claude Scott, Floy O. Parrish and Rosie B. Ellis, and in 2005, her husband, Charles Bennett. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Iris Carol and Father George Brooks of De Queen, a granddaughter, Kathryn Wood of Odessa, Texas, three great-grandchildren, Tatiana Weeks of Cabot, Ark., George Weeks of Sebastian, Florida, and Callinica Weeks of Midland, Texas, and one great-great grandchild, Gracie, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Bennett will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2nd in the Rock Creek Baptist Church, Mansfield, Ark. with Bro. Bill Rose and the Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating. Private burial will be in the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen, Ark.

Scott County Times
13 August 2003
CHARLIE BENNETT

Mansfield--Charlie Edgar Bennett, 86, of Mansfield died Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the V.F.W., attended Rock Creek Baptist Church, was a Naval veteran of WWII. He retired from Skinner Studios and K-Mart. He also drove a bus for the Mansfield school system for 20 years. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 9, 2003, at Rock Creek Baptist Church with burial Monday, August 11, 2003 at the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by wife, Katie; one daughter, Janet Morgan of Columbus, Georgia; one step-daughter, Carol and her husband Father George Brooks of Dequeen, Arkansas; one son, Charles Edgar Bennett, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nelton Henley, L.D. Vines, Lee English, Josh Henley, Russell Huskey and Jim Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Willowby, Ernie Schlinker and Mel Schlinker.

The Waldron News
15 June 2016
EDWARD HALL BENNETT SR.

Edward Hall Bennett Sr. of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Parks, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born May 10, 1939 in Jackson, Illinois to Edward Newton Bennett and Bessie Geneva Brown Bennett. Edward was 77 years, 1 month and 1 day old. Edward attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas. Edward was a man of faith and very strong in his belief. He shared the gospel with everyone he knew. He enjoyed cooking, camping, woodworking and fishing. He was proud of his Lakota Indian heritage. He was quite the artist and also enjoyed a collection of guns and knives. Edward was a loving family man. His family was and will forever be the light of his life. Edward leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Julie Bennett of the home; Jessica Bennett of Washington, Jasmine Long and Bobby of Russellville, Arkansas, Edward Hall Bennett Jr. of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sarah Bennett of Parks, Arkansas, Sawyer Bennett of Parks, Arkansas, Trina Cross of Callao, Missouri, Debra Schneider of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his eleven grandchildren and his great grandchildren that will sorely miss him. He will also be missed by his 2 older sisters, Mary Bennett Wright and Geraldine M. Bennett Flagg. Edward will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of friends, neighbors and loved ones close to his heart. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Geneva Bennett, one son, Gerald R. Bennett, three brothers, Douglas Bennett, Jerry Marsik and Kenneth Bennett and one brother in law, Charles Leifheit. Edward's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Lynn Bean and Rev. Wally Beckman officiating with cremation to follow. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Edward's pallbearers will be Edward Bennett Jr., Sawyer Bennett, Bobby Long, Clayton Shaddon, Shawn Williams and Daniel Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Westerfield, Chuck Leifhit and Robbie Wright. Edward's visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to 8810 Brush Creek Road, Parks, AR 72950 to help with expenses.

Scott County Times
17 July 2002
MARVIN BENNETT

Mena--Funeral services for Marvin "Tommy" Bennett, 53, of Mena, formerly of Baltimore, were held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 2 pm at Hall Funeral Service Memorial Chapel in Mena. Burial followed at US National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Mr. Bennett died Monday, July 8, 2002 in a Little Rock hospital. He was born August 31, 1948 in Piermont, New York. He served in the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart. He attended Feed My Sheep Church. Survivors include two daughters, Toya Bennett of Mena and Michelle Bennett of Baltimore; a son, Jeff Bennett of Mena; two stepsons, Chad Edwards of Mena and Douglas Bissell of Korea; his mother, Mary Hammond of Texarkana; three sisters, Jennette Wagner of Waldron, Betty Geyer and Jane Vanderkempee both of Colorado; a brother, Stanley Bennett of Mena; a half brother, Doyle Cook of Colorado; and his former wife, Mary Francis Bennett.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
JOHN BERAN

John Beran, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas was born November 20, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a son of John Charles and Joan Gail (Payne) Beran. He departed this life Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at his home in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 33. Mr. Beran was a Tyson line worker. On July 26, 2000 he was united in marriage with Alena (Peggy) Sutton who survives him, of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Dion Beran of Mississippi, Vladinir and Dmitri Beran of Berryville, Arkansas; two daughters, Misty Tabor of London, England and Crystal Beran of Johannesburg, Africa; two sisters, Shelly Frazier of Natural Dam, Arkansas and Kellie Jenkner of Great Bend, Kansas; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son, Jairus Beran. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Alena (Peggy) Beran, 3005 CR 560, Berryville, Arkansas 72616 for funeral expenses.

The Waldron News
22 July 2015
HAROLD ARTHUR BERGMANN

Harold Arthur Bergmann, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on July 16, 2015 at the Waldron Nursing Center. He was born May 23, 1923 in Hampton, Iowa to the late Henry Lewis and Clara (Mutschler) Bergmann. Harold graduated from Hampton High School and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He worked for many years in Columbia District in Washington state, Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. He was stationed at Waldron, AR, Heavener, OK, Mt. Ida, AR, Hot Springs, AR and was the District Ranger in Booneville, AR. He also worked with the flood control forester at Winona, Miss. and Texas National Forest at Lufkin, TX. He was in the Regional office in Atlanta, GA and retired after 14 years. Harold was president of the Rotary Club in Booneville, AR and club officer in Winona, Miss. He was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church where he was active in various responsibilities until he was unable. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Reba Nell (Bethel) Bergmann of Waldron, AR; one daughter Ruth Ann Bergmann Phillips and husband Tony of Spanish Fort, AL; two sons David Bergmann of Fort Smith, AR and Robert Bethel Bergmann and wife Lisa of Atlanta, GA; numerous grandchildren, Theresa and husband Matthew Pastorcich of Mobile, AL, Amanda and husband Andrew Rachuig of San Antonio, TX, Benjamin Phillips of Pensacola, FL, Jake Bergmann and wife Aubrey of Atlanta, GA, Grayson Bergmann of Atlanta, GA and Annie Bergmann of Auburn, AL. He is also survived by four great grandchildren Brielle Pastorcich, Xavior Bergmann, Finn Bergmann and Asher Bergmann. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Leon Fredrick Bergmann and Lloyd Henry Bergmann. Memorial services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Waldron United Methodist Church. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
GERALDINE BERKSHIRE

Geraldine "Gerry" Berkshire, 73, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, September 20, 2009 in a local hospital. She was a childcare worker and a housekeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Berkshire. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Berkshire of Van Buren; one son, Larry Zimmer of Fort Smith; one sister, JoAnn Sanders of Fayetteville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Reverend Donnie Wagner will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Billy Ray, Brian and Marcus Zimmer, Josh and Doug Byard and Jaren Ridenour. Funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at Lamb Community Church near Waldron, with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3291 South Thompson Ste. D 104, Springdale, AR 72764.

The Waldron News
10 June 2015
PATSY RAYE BERRY

Patsy Raye Berry passed from this life peacefully on June 6, 2015. Patsy was born July 7, 1940 in Hackett, Arkansas to Sammy Clark and Myrtle Golightly Clark. She was a long time resident of Waldron, Arkansas. Patsy leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Eugene Berry and Beth Berry of Watson, Oklahoma. She will forever remain in the hearts of her four grandchildren: Crystal Berry Fraley and Tim of Sulphur, Louisiana, Brandon Berry of East Dublin, Georgia, Cody Berry and Amanda of Covington, Louisiana and Dillon Berry of Sulphur, Louisiana as well as thirteen great-grandchildren. Patsy is also survived by one sister, Mary Trosclair and Roland of Moss Bluff, Louisiana and two brothers: Gene Clark of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Bobby Clark and Diana of Moss Bluff, Louisiana. Patsy also touched the lives of seven nieces and nephews, and thirteen great nieces and nephews. Patsy had a kind heart full of love and will be missed dearly. Patsy's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Mt. View Cemetery in Hackett, Arkansas. Arrangements were being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Patsy's visitation was Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Heritage memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
DOROTHY MAE BERTELSON

Dorothy Mae Bertelson passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at Mercy Hospital at the age of 74. She was born May 1, 1934. She moved here from Arizona 14 years ago for health reasons and to be with her son so she could live her life the way she wanted. Independently. She was accepted into the community and loved as well. My mother-in-law treated me with so much love. I was very lucky to have had a mother-in-law that actually loved her daughter-in-law. Dorothy loved to travel and go gambling. We always had a blast! Mom, thank you for loving me just like a second mom, always, Jody Brown. Dorothy was survived by three sons, Richard and Jody Brown of Waldron, AR, Charles Brown of Wyoming and Dareyl E. Brown and his fiancee Sandra Lora Jewell of Oregon; one brother, one sister, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Anyone wishing to send flowers and cards can call Richard Brown in Waldron. Burial will be in Tucson, Arizona with a memorial service in the later part of November. Thanks to Winfield Church and my Aunt Madie Plum from Winfield.

The Waldron News
21 October 1998
A.C. BESHEARS

A.C. Beshears, 53, of Heavener, Oklahoma died Oct. 17, 1998 in a local hospital. He was a retired timber worker and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral service was set for 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at Bates Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery of Waldron. Survivors include his mother, Rilla Beshears of Bates; four sisters, M.J. Collins of Wenatchie, Washington, Fern McDaniel of Hon, Retha Page and JoAnn Beshears of Bates; two brothers, O.B. Beshears of Hon and Glen Beshears of Bates; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Paul Page, Keith Miller, Lonnie McDaniel, Wesley Beshears, Loyd McDaniel, Eugene Luce, and Lennie Joe McDaniel.

The Waldron News
8 April 1998
DELSIE L. BESHEARS

Delsie L. Beshears, 88, of Mansfield died Monday, March 30, 1998 in a local nursing home. She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 2 in Dayton Church of Christ with burial at Bloodsworth Cemetery near Ione. Survivors include one son, Jerry Beshears, of Mansfield; two sisters: Hazel Burdett and Ola May, both of Arizona; one brother, Clyde Richmond, of Memphis, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rodney Beshears, Daren Efurd, Shawn Efurd and Ron Schwartz. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 August 2012
GLEN BERT BESHEARS

Glen Bert Beshears of Bates, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in Mena, Arkansas. Glen was born October 17, 1935 to Hubert Beshears and Rella (Himes) Beshears in Waldron, Arkansas. Glen was 76 years, 9 months and 15 days old. Glen was strong in his Pentecostal faith. He loved movies and watching television. He enjoyed playing his guitar, walking in the outdoors and playing with his cats. He also enjoyed tinkering with lawn mowers. Glen leaves behind to cherish his memory, four sisters, Amanda Collins of Rock Island, Washington, May Fern McDaniel of Hon, Arkansas, Thelma Joe Beshears of Bates, Arkansas and Retha Page of Bates, Arkansas, and one brother, Obie Beshears of Hon, Arkansas. Glen is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Beshears and Rella (Himes) Beshears and one brother, A.C. "Pete" Beshears. Glen's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Bates Pentecostal Church of God in Bates, Arkansas with Rev. James Self officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Glen's pallbearers will be Robert Page, Lenny McDaniel, Lonnie McDaniel, Lloyd McDaniel, Wes Beshears, Aaron Dale Sanders and David Long. Glen's visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Glen's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
28 August 2002
LAVERNE BESHEARS

Pocola--Graveside services for LaVerne Beshears, 80, of Pocola were held Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 2 pm at Bloodsworth Cemetery at Tate Community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mrs. Beshears died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at a Pocola nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Bruce" Beshears. Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jean Hall of Hackett; two sons, James Beshears of Pocola and Jimmy Beshears of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Clarice Norris of Ft. Smith, Joyce Habberfield of California and Winnie Phillips of Poteau; two brothers, Hoyce Solley of Greenwood and Carl Solley of Ft. Smith; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
30 July 2003
PAUL BESHEARS

Paul George Beshears, 92, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired welder having worked in a California shipyard and served in WWII. He was a member of the California Longshoremans Union and a member of Mansfield Church of Christ. Mr. Beshears was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Edwards Beshears; his two sisters, Bernice Beshears and Eva Ballard; two brothers, Bruce and Gilbert Beshears; and his parents, George and Fannie Beshears. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the Mansfield Church of Christ with burial at Bloodsworth Cemetery near Elm Park under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one sister, Beatrice Canady of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jack Parish, Howard Brownfield, Bob Armistead, Dennis Brownfield and Tim Spain.

Scott County Times
22 January 2003
RILLA BESHEARS

Rilla Beshears, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, January 18, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bates Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at the Bates Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by four daughters, Manda Jane Collins of Rock Island, Washington, Fern McDaniel of Hon, Arkansas, Jo Beshears and Retha Page of Bates, Arkansas; two sons, Glen of Bates, Arkansas and O.B. of Hon, Arkansas; one sister, Hetta Mae Wilson of Paris, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
3 July 2002
VIRGINIA ANN BESIER

Paris--Rosary for Virginia Ann Besier, 72, of Paris was at 7 pm, Monday, July 1, 2002 at Murry Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Mass was at 10 am, Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ratcliff with burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Caulksville under the direction of Murry Funeral Home of Paris. Mrs. Besier died Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 in a local hospital. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Helton; an infant son, Richard H. Helton; her parents, William and Atha Kinney; four brothers, Robert Kinney, Raymond Kinney, Douglas Kinney and Budda Kinney; and two sisters, Mary Honea and Imogene Burrios. Survivors include her husband, Elton W. Besier of Paris; three daughters, Atha Stinnett and Katrina Stengel both of Ratcliff and Cindy Thurman of Ozark; two sons, James Helton of Paris and Elton Besier, Jr. of Ozark; three sisters, Laura Stokes of Waldron, Viola Grohe of Overton, Texas and Melvonia Landry of Elk City, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Frank Thurman, Joe Thurman, James Helton, Jr., Joey Kinney, Eugene Corley and Billy Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Gregory, Jerry Daughtery, James Kinney, Jason Varos and friends and family.

The Waldron News
4 March 1998
GRIFFIN BETHEL

Griffin Bethel, 78, of Waldron, died February 27, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired owner and operator of Bethel's Department Store, a W.W.II veteran and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28,1998 in First Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Isabelle Bethel, of the home; one son, Bill Bethel, of Waldron; two grandchildren: Tracy Luttrell and Marisa Bethel; one great-grandchild, Jessica Paige Luttrell. Pallbearers were Buddy Gray, Dick Davis, Clyde Audas, Bill Black, Odell Staggs, Howard Hattabaugh, Charley Watkins and Dale Combs. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
24 March 1999
ISABELLE BETHEL

Isabelle Bethel, 74, of Waldron, died Monday, March 15, 1999 in her son's home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a retired owner of Bethel's Department Store in Waldron and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Griffin Bethel. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Paige Bethel, of Waldron; two sisters, Mary Perkins and Normal Frizzell, both of Abbott; one brother, John Stewart, of Alma; two granddaughters, Tracy Luttrell and Marisa Bethel-Canada, both of Waldron; one great-grandchild, Jessica Paige Luttrell. Pallbearers were Gene Carson, Roger Frizzell, Danny Frizzell, Billy M. Stewart, Rufus Stewart, John Young, Darwin Carson and Nelson Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were her First Baptist Church Sunday School class. Memorial contributions may be made to Square Rock Cemetery Fund in c/o Bank of Waldron or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 823, Waldron, Arkansas 72958. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
17 October 2007
DR. JAMES CLAUDE BETHEL

Dr. James Claude Bethel, age 80, of Benton, Arkansas died October 6, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Funeral service was October 9 at Benton First Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Grant officiating. His graveside service was held later at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron near Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Reed Bethel; four children, James Reed Bethel, Claudette Bethel Ripley, John Paul Bethel and Justin Clay Bethel; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Bethel Ferguson of Little Rock and Mrs. Marjorie Bethel Chambers of Denver, Colorado; and a cousin, Reba Nell Bethel Bergmann of Waldron and other Bethel descendants. He was a son of Claude Bethel and nephew of Virgil Justin and Carman Bethel, all deceased. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas Medical School and retired from the Veteran's Hospital staff. Roller-Ballard Funeral Home of Benton was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
4 January 2012
MURLINE BETHEL

Murline Bethel, 73, of Wickes, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. She was born on July 16, 1938. Murline is survived by her step-mother Norma Jean Scott; her brothers and sisters, Billy Myers, Gary Myers, Bobby and Donna Myers, Christine McClesky, Danny and Eva Johnson, Roy and Kay Johnson, Ronnie Paula McHenrey, Sandy and Orville Wagner, Tina and Jean Leohman and Tammy and Phillip Miranda. She had 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Murline is preceded in death by her husband Donald (Jimmy) Bethel, her parents Aritie D. Myers and Gladys and Carol Johnson and her baby sister Betty Jane Myers. There will be a memorial service on December 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at her old home place in Hatton, Arkansas. Burial services in Hatfield, Arkansas following for her and her husband. Murline will be greatly missed by her family, friends and anyone who knew her. We love you Mamaw.

The Waldron News
20 September 2006
VERA ANN BETHEL

Miss Vera Ann Bethel, age 77, the only daughter of Carman Bethel and Belva Branson Bethel (deceased) died September 13, 2006 at Spring Arbor, Michigan where she attended college many years ago. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 30 at the Free Methodist Church in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She was a retired editor of Children's magazines for many years at the Methodist Publishing House at Winona Lake, Indiana and later years at Indianapolis, Indiana. She was well read and loved to travel many places for conventions. In 1972 she made a tour to the Holy Land for two weeks. She was a very dedicated Christian, sang in Church choirs, studied harp lessons she enjoyed in Michigan and played the piano. She had many missionary friends and planned a trip to Rwanda to visit a missionary there but was unable to go because the shots temporarily paralyzed her. Her father was the oldest brother of Virgil Bethel and Justin Bethel, now deceased. Her paternal grandparents were Henry Clay Bethel and Ida May Bales Bethel, now deceased. She is survived by Reba Nell Bethel Bergmann of Waldron; Dr. James Claude Bethel of Bento, AR; Sally Bethel Ferguson of Little Rock, AR, Marjorie Bethel Chambers of Denver, CO; Sue Claudine Fox of Ft. Smith, AR; Mary Bethel Isenman of Nashville, TN; Dr. Albert W. Isenman of Chicago, IL; Tommy Isenman of Little Rock, AR; Barbara Burns Garner of Danville, AR; Virginia Patton and Mrs. Wayne Wann both of Pocola, OK; Betty S. James of Broken Arrow, OK; Bruce Branson of Poteau, OK, and many maternal cousins. Her memorial service will be held on the anniversary of her uncle Virgil Bethel's death, who died Sept. 30, 1977. The J.L. Watson Funeral Home at Jackson, Michigan is in charge of all arrangements.

Scott County Times
10 July 2002
LELA BETTLES

Waldron--Lela Mae Bettles, 81, of Waldron died on Monday, July 1, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper, member of the China Club, a Protestant and the widow of George E. Bettles. She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Bettles. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, July 6 at Terry Funeral Home Chapel in Waterville, Kansas with burial at Maplewood Cemetery at Barnes, Kansas. Local arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Barlene Joyce Pendleton of Gig Harbor, Washington and Ina Rosenthal of Waldron; and one son, Ewing Lee Bettles of Livermore, California. Pallbearers were Ewing Lee Bettles, Larry Odell Rosenthal, Daniel "Danny" Lee Balch, Phillip "Pill" Glen Balch, Paul Dee Hansen and Christian "Chris" Paul Hansen.

Scott County Times
16 May 2001
JUNIOR BEYARD

Elihue Junior "E.J." Beyard, 65, of Waldron died Saturday, May 5, 2001 in his home. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elihue and Effie Beyard, one brother, R.M. Beyard and one sister, Louise Castleberry. Graveside services were held at 10 am Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at Pearson Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca June Cox of Kansas and Belinda Gale Hall of South Dakota; one son, Bobby J. Beyard of Kansas and two sisters, Imogene Morrow of Bixby, Oklahoma and Rosemary Perkins of Mansfield, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 April 2006
VERNELL BEYARD
September 11, 1926-April 6, 2006

Vernell Beyard, age 79, died at the Waldron Nursing Home in Waldron, Arkansas on Thursday, April 6. Services were held Monday the 10th day of April (2006) at 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church of Waldron with Pastor Ricky Hunt officiating. Pallbearers were Mr. Johnnie Gee Bradhurst, Jr., Mr. Ronald Harley Beyard, Jr., Mr. Douglas Anthony Beyard, Mr. Joe Michael Beyard, and Mr. Kevin Ray Wright, with interment at Prairie Pilot Cemetery. (Pilot Prairie?) Mrs. Beyard was born in Waldron, Arkansas on September 11, 1926, the daughter of Hiram Virgil Bottoms and Ida Tennessee Hutchins Bottoms. She was the youngest of 14 children. twelve of whom lived to be adults. She was married to Harley E.C. Beyard in August of 1943 and together they had three children. Ms. Beyard attended the Pentecostal Church of Waldron from the time that she was a young child until the time that ill health made attendance impossible. She loved to cook and made all welcome with her excellent southern cooking. Her house was always filled with warm mouth watering food and welcoming hospitality. Ms. Beyard was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her daughter Ina Jo Beyard Bradhurst and her husband John of Bakersfield, California and her two sons, both of Fort Smith, Mr. Ronnie Harley Beyard and Mr. Vernon Keith Beyard and his wife Sue, and by six grandchildren and their spouses, Mr. Johnnie Bradhurst, Jr. and his wife Carol of Fairfield, California; Joanne Bradhurst Blizard and her husband Arthur of Orlando, Florida; Cynthia Jean Bradhurst Charfauros and her husband Joe of Seaside, California; Mr. Ronald Harley Beyard, Jr., and Mr. Joe Michael Beyard both of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Mr. Douglas Anthony Beyard and his wife Rhoda of Waldron, Arkansas; 11 great-grandchildren and a sister Lucille Williams of Reedley, California. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be forever in our hearts.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
JOSEPH J. BIEDIGER

Joseph J. Biediger, 55, of Corpus Christie, Texas formerly of Waldron, died Jan. 11, in a Corpus Christie hospital. He was an RN and a member of the St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church. Funeral service was held Jan. 13, in Corpus Christie under the direction of Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service with burial at Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christie, Texas. He is survived by his wife Linda; one daughter, Christy Hattabaugh of Mansfield; one son, Michael Biediger of Little Rock, two daughters, Tonya and Malynda of Corpus Christie, Texas; one brother, Douglas Biediger; one sister, Carolyn White; four grandchildren, Jeffery and Jonathan Hattabaugh of Mansfield, Kayla Nicole and Rose Lee of Corpus Christie, Texas.

The Waldron News
4 November 2015
MICHAEL DON BIEDIGER

Michael Don Biediger of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed from this life Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Michael was born July 5, 1968 to Joseph J. Biediger and Rita S. (Castling) Lafata in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Michael was a chef by trade. He cooked at Frankie's in Little Rock for many years. He also enjoyed cooking as a hobby for his family and friends. His favorite time to celebrate was July 4. He looked forward to this day all year long. He was awed by all the bright lights, and the big fireworks were his favorites. Michael also enjoyed a good fishing trip. Michael leaves behind to cherish his memory one sister, Christy Hattabaugh and husband Gary of Elm Park, Arkansas, two nephews, Jeff Hattabaugh and wife Jennifer and Jon Hattabaugh and wife Crystal. Uncle Mike will remain in the hearts of his great niece, Chloe and great nephews, Conner and Tucker. Michael is also survived by his mother Rita Lafata and husband Richard of Independence, Missouri, two half sisters, Lisa Daniels and Lindsey Daniels and one half brother Lyon Overturn as well as an aunt Connie Miner and uncle Don Castling and aunt Nancy Castling all of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Michael is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Biediger. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation and arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 September 2012
TERRY LAMONT BIGGERSTAFF

Terry Lamont Biggerstaff of Blue Ball, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born March 4, 1951 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Homer Romane and Wilma (Grantham) Biggerstaff. Terry was 61 years, 6 months and 10 days old. Terry was a member of the Tatetown Community Church. Terry was a U.S. Marine Veteran. His hobbies included deer hunting, fishing and gardening.Terry could make plants grow on rocks. But above all Terry loved his family, most of all his grandchildren. Terry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Patsy (Millard) of the home, seven children, Amanda Biggerstaff of Van Buren, Arkansas, George "Clay" Mitchell of Lavaca, Arkansas, Katherine Mitchell Morton of Bentonville, Arkansas, James Mitchell of Marlow, Oklahoma, Tanya Johnson of Vian, Oklahoma, Terry Charles Biggerstaff of Vian, Oklahoma, Fred Bowen Jr. of Cedarville, Arkansas and 8 grandchildren. Terry is also survived by two brothers, Sammy Biggerstaff, Robert Tindall, and his extended family, Terry Griffis, Tim Arnold, Tracy Miller, Trina Bickford, Tammy Hibbard, Travis Arnold; 13 extended grandchildren; 11 extended great=grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Wilma Biggerstaff; his first wife, Mi Ling Biggerstaff, one son, Terry Eng;and an infant daughter; one sister Cricket Tindall, and two brothers, Jackie Tindall and Billy Biggerstaff. Terry's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Tatetown Community Church with Rev. John Hale and Rev. James Mitchell officiating. Interment followed in the Hunt Cemetery in the Tatetown community. Arrangements are entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Terry's pallbearers were Keith Biggerstaff, Stephen Biggerstaff, David Bowen, Amanda Biggerstaff, Michelle Mitchell and Tommy Joe Griffis. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Church, Dale Hargrove, Dewayne Moncier, John Dobbs, Allan Johns. Terry's visitation was on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Terry's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
18 April 2012
GLORIA "JEANNE" BILLINGS

Gloria "Jeanne" Billings, age 64, of Pearcy, died Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was born on October 5, 1947 in Hot Springs, the daughter of Harlis Ambry Mahan and Zelma "Dutch" Rowell Mahan. On June 9, 1973, she was married to Loyd Billings. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jeanne was a lifelong Pearcy resident. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Loyd Billings of Pearcy; her son, Bradley Wayne Billings of Pearcy, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde "Mickey" and Dorothy Mahan of Sunshine and Rickey and Rosemary Mahan of Pearcy; three nephews, Michael Mahan of Hot Springs, Randy Mahan of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Kevin Mahan of Bonnerdale; two aunt and two uncles, Harl and Bonnie Rowell and Dorothy and Bill Tomberlin, all of Hot Springs and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 in the Davis- Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs with Bro. Ronnie Noles officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Visitation was held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday evening. Pallbearers were Michael Mahan, Buddy Tate, Bill Rowell, Kevin Mahan, Ken Walters, Jeff Hunter and Rex Rowell.The family would like to thank Pam Vincent and Debbie Garner for their special friendship to Jeanne. Memorials may be made to Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, 133 Arbor, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.

The Waldron News
15 November 2017
KATHERINE ESSMAN BILLINGS

Katherine (Essman) Billings, of Waldron, AR died Monday November 6, 2017 at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 17 days. Katherine was born February 23, 1926 at Jones Creek, AR. to Wes and Lona Essman. She was a homemaker and a loving wife to Loyd and mother to their three sons. She was a Christian and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron. Katherine loved her crafts and was well known around Waldron area for her booths at the local fair and for her many years of setting up her craft booths at Turkey Track where she was affectionately known as "Granny". She was a long time avid member and past president of the Waldron EH Club. She also served many years on the ARVAC board. Katherine leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons; Curtis and wife Jean of Waldron, Loyd Gene of Pearcy, AR., one daughter-in-law Joyce (Billings) Foley and husband Gerald of Kentucky, five grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Loyd C. Billings, one son Athel Lee Billings, one daughter- in-law Gloria Jean Billings, two sisters; Lorene Watts, Irene Graham and one brother William Essman. Visitation was Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Family met with friends from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held 2:00 pm Thursday November 9, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Smith officiating. Burial followed the service at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were James Billings, Bradley Wayne Billings, John Spencer, Jim Langford, Rick Bice and Gilbert Ortiz.

The Waldron News
20 February 2008
MICHAEL BILLINGS

Michael Billings, 55, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was a construction worker and a Pentecostal by faith. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2008 at the Weeks Cemetery with interment in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his mother Kristy Klassen of Waldron, Arkansas; sister Veronica Billings of Waldron, Arkansas; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.

The Waldron News
22 September 2010
GABRIEL JAMES BILLY

Gabriel James Billy "Sawjigwe" (Yellow Thunder) infant son of Charles Billy and Kelly Murdock Billy passed away on August 31, 2010 at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on August 24, 2010 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Gabriel was a member of the Navajo Nation and a descendant of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas; the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Assiniboine Tribe of Fort Belknap. Gabriel is also survived by his grandparents, Tom and Pat Murdock of Nella, Arkansas; Patricia Goslin Herrick of Horton, Kansas and Lee Billy of Rehoboth, New Mexico. Uncles and Aunts: Chris Howell of Topeka, Kansas; Bart and Melissa Murdock of Greenwood, Arkansas; Sarah and Shane Davis of Parks, Arkansas; Emily and Scott Parkhurst of Cauthron, Arkansas; Wendy and Bob Russ of Clinton, Arkansas. The Warrior/Main family of Hays, Montana; the Billy family, the Joe family, the Y. Begay family, and the Foster/Brown family of Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma; the Beene family of Tyler, Texas and the Snyder family of Jacksonville, Florida; and many cousins and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 1, 2010 at the Kennekuk Church on the Kickapoo Reservation. Burial will follow at the Kennekuk Cemetery.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
MARLIN TYLLIS BILLY, JR.

Marlin Tyllis Billy, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas formerly of McCurtain, OK, passed away February 2, 2007 in Waldron, Arkansas at the age of 57. He was born July 28, 1949 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Marlin and Josephine Carney Billy, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; three daughters, Angel Billy Najar and husband Jason of Waldron, AR, Megan Billy of Waldron, AR and Natasha Collins and husband Randy of Russellville, AR; three sons, Tylis Billy, Sr. of Waldron, AR, Dustin Billy of Pocola, OK and Shawn Watson of Hot Springs, AR; four sisters, Ruby Terrell of McCurtain, OK, Imogene Terrell of Kinta, OK, Ramona Baker of McCurtain, OK and Linda Mitchell of Arkoma, OK; and eight grandchildren, Tylis Billy, Jr., Emily Billy, Jerrod Najar, Adrian Najar, LaKota Humphrey, Joshua Humphrey, Michael Humphrey, Hylan Watson. Marlin was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin Sr. and Josephine Billy and brother-in-law, Ernest "Corky" Balentine. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren. Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Eastwood Assembly of God Church with Rev. Rick Stout officiating. Interment was in Howe Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Hattabaugh, Joseph Williams, Brett McConnell, Robert Rodriguez, Nathan Patterson, Robert Standridge, Jeremy McFarland, Kelly Billy and Robert Heath. Honorary pallbearers were Tylis Billy, Sr., Dustin Billy, Shawn Watson, David Hattabaugh, Edward Mitchell and Matthew Rocha.

The Waldron News
9 March 2011
CLINTON TODD BINGHAM

Clinton Todd Bingham, 35, of Springdale died Monday, February 28, 2010 in Springdale. He was born February 15, 1976 in Lakewood, California to Donald and Carolyn Sue Cox Bingham. Clinton was a loving husband and father and a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fan. He graduated from Kearney High School, Kearney, Missouri. He attended University of Central Missouri, and served in the United States Army Reserves. Survivors include his wife, Dr. Jennifer Bingham of the home; two sons, Grant Bingham of the home and Brock Hinton of Rolla, Missouri; two daughters, Madaline Bingham of the home and Natalie Hinton of Parkville, Missouri; his parents, Donald and Carolyn Bingham of Kearney, Missouri; two brothers, Dustin Bingham of Tolland, Connecticut and Kirk Bingham, Spring Hill, Tennessee; grandmother, Stella Butler of Waldron. Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, 2011 at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale, AR with Pastor John Marquette officiating. Burial followed in the Bluff Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Northwest Arkansas Crisis Center, PO Box 1618, Springdale, AR 72765.

The Waldron News
16 January 2013
JACQUELINE (ELLENSON) BINGHAM
17 March 1941 - 2 December 2012

Jacqueline (Ellenson) Bingham, age 71, passed away at Hospice House of Spokane on December 2, 2012 after losing the fight with cancer. She was born March 17, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA to Joseph Ellenson and Victoria Hirst Ellenson. She graduated from Garfield High School in East L.A.. On September 18, 1959, she married James Bingham in Los Angeles and together they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. The family would live in several areas of California before moving to Deer Park, WA. Jackie is survived by her husband James of the home, formerly of Waldron; her son, Carl and Tanya Bingham of Newman Lake, WA; her daughter Patti and Kelly Pryor of Spokane, WA; grandchildren Cody and Jacob Bingham of Newman Lake, WA and Samantha and James Pryor of Spokane, WA. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Stella Bingham Butler of Waldron, AR; two brothers- in-law Guy and Jerry Bingham of Waldron, AR; one sister-in-law Wanda Parish of Waldron, AR. No services will be held at her request. In lieu of flowers, please made a memorial contribution in Jackie Bingham's name to Hospice House of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210 or at 1-888-459-0438.

Scott County times
16 July 2003
JOE LEE BINGHAM

Waldron--Joe Lee Bingham, 55, of Waldron passed away Monday, July 7, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a heating & air conditioning contractor, a Vietnam veteran and a member of Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Thursday, July 10, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Billy Harwell officiating. Interment was at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Bingham, Gary Bingham, Jerry Bingham, Guy Bingham, Jr., Adell Dickens and Larry Brigance. Visitation was 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Joe is survived by his wife, Ann; two son, Gary Bingham and Brian Bingham and wife Amanda all of Waldron; one granddaughter, Mackayla Burke; and his mother, Stella Bingham Butler of Waldron. Other survivors include one sister, Wanda Parish of Waldron; four brothers, James Bingham of Spokane, Washington, Jerry Bingham of Huntington, Don Bingham of Kansas City, Missouri and Guy Bingham, Jr. of Waldron.

The Waldron News
16 November 2016
BARRY BIRKHEAD

Barry Birkhead of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Barry was born June 24, 1944, in Russellville, Arkansas to Jack Birkhead and Nadine {Sills} Birkhead. Barry was 72 years old. On December 18, 1966, Barry married the love of his life, Beverly Brown. Together they built a life in Waldron, Arkansas where they raised one amazing daughter and then enjoyed being grandparents to the light of their life, Jacob. Barry was retired from National Auto Diesel College. He was infamous for telling jokes and old stories. He loved being a substitute teacher in the Waldron School District. He enjoyed spending his days with the student's and faculty at Waldron Middle School. His favorite thing besides spending time with his family, was following Jacob's music career and watching Jacob flourish as a talented musician and watching him grow into the wonderful man he is today. Barry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of almost 50 years, Beverly of the home, one daughter, Kelli Evans and husband Ric of Waldron, Arkansas. Bear will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, Jacob Campbell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, adopted grandson, Eric Vongphakdy of Fayetteville, Arkansas, step-grandchildren: Beau Evans and wife Jade of San Diego, California, Brooke Evans of Greenwood, Arkansas, mother-in-law Dean Brown of Waldron, Arkansas, and one sister, Sandra McLeon of Lindale, Texas. Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Nadine Birkhead and one brother Stanley Birkhead. Barry's memorial life celebration will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Barry's visitation will be Monday, October 31, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Barry's family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sehorn Cemetery, 1509 Hinkle Dam Road, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
7 November 2001
TOMMY BIRKSHIRE

Tommy Dean Birkshire, 53, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 30, 2001 in his home. He was a maintenance worker, an Army veteran and of the Assembly of God faith. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; one step-daughter, Nikki Sims of Waldron; one son, Aaron Birkshire of Van Buren; his father and step-mother, Ivan and Dardenelle Birkshire of Holney, Texas; three sisters, Edie Gilmore of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Naomi Atwood of Oklahoma City and Barbara Fay Muller of Archer City, Texas; one brother, Ivan Birkshire, Jr. of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
16 December 2015
BETTY JEWELL BISHOP

Betty Jewell Bishop of Hobbs, New Mexico entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on December 8, 2015. Betty was born August 19, 1935 to Ernest Self and Flora (Slater) Self in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty was 80 years, 3 months and 19 days old. In her younger years, Betty loved to needlepoint. As the years went by, this led to her enjoyment of quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. She absolutely treasured the family gatherings and getting to prepare her amazing dishes for all to enjoy. When she had the opportunity, Betty also enjoyed a fun filled trip to the casino. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, four sons: Jerry McCurter and Rita of Hobbs, New Mexico, Earnest McCurter of Missouri, Tim McCurter and Lottie of Waldron, Arkansas, Kevin McCurter and Shelly of Hobbs, New Mexico; three daughters: Kathy Gwin and Roger of Pocola, Oklahoma, Ellen Stafford and Steve of Granbury, Texas and Julie Hargis of Boles, Arkansas. Sisters Lou Garrett of Colorado Springs, Texas, Pat Hunt and Dearl of Greenwood, Arkansas and Irene Callahan of Greenwood, Arkansas. Betty will be missed and remain in the hearts of her 27 grandkids, 48 great grandkids, 6 great great grandkids as well as a lot of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Bishop, her parents Ernest and Flora Self, eldest daughter Barbara Yandell McCarty, one son Thomas McCurter and one great grandson Brenden Golson. Betty's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment followed at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were grandsons, Brandon Hargis, Jason Hargis, Travis McCurter, Jacob Stafford, Jonathan McCurter, Charlie McCurter, Matt Gwin, Justin McCurter, Bill McCurter, Branson Golson and Kenneth Highfill. Betty's visitation was Friday, December 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
25 February 2004
JESSIE PRICE BURNETT BISHOP

Services for Jessie Price Burnett Bishop, 93, of Channelview, TX were held Tuesday, Feb. 17th, at First Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX. Burial followed in Elkhart Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home of Grapeland, TX. Mrs. Bishop died Saturday, Feb. 14th at her residence. She was born June 4, 1910 in Houston County, TX to Albert Price and Polly Walling Price. Mrs. Bishop was a member of First Baptist Church of Grapeland, TX and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy Bishop; sisters Addie Lovett and Viola Hendon; and brothers, Leathard Price, Woodard Price, Willie Price and Charley Price; and four grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Shirley Kirkland and husband J.W. of Channelview, TX, Rita Madeley and husband Walter of Corpus Christi, TX and Jean Ballard of Channelview, TX; two sons, W.A. Burnett and wife Shirley of Waldron, AR and Buck Burnett of Palestine, TX; and one step-daughter, Linda Harrison and husband Ralph of Houston, TX; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Robert Streetman, Jeffery Madeley, Ray Price, Charley Burnett, Gary Burnett and Robert Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Wagnone, Bubba Savoic, Rodney Piecznski, Tim Howell and Ralph Harrison.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
LUTHER JACKSON BISHOP, SR.

Luther Jackson Bishop, Sr., 86, of Mansfield died Jan. 15, in a Fort Smith nursing home. He was a retired NASA Transportation Specialist. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel - Mansfield with burial at Union Ridge Cemetery near Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Survivors include two daughters, Jan Hurt of Mansfield, Patricia Fetner of Texas; one son, Luther Jackson Bishop, Jr. of California; 11 grandchildren. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon Jan. 18, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
10 February 2010
BILLY DON BLACK

Billy Don Black, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 5, 2010 in a Waldron hospital surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1931 at Waltreak, Arkansas to the late William Black and Virgie Mae (Woodard) Black. Billy Don is survived by one daughter, Tina Brewer of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Ricky Black of Waldron, Arkansas, Dub Black of Greenwood, Arkansas, Chris Black of Waldron, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one sister, Eva Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina Sanders; one great-grandson, Chase Bates. Billy Don's funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel with Rev. Herman Woodard and Rev. Mike Dugan officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Gary Hunt, Alfred Brown, Johnny Brown, Myrten Owens, Gerald Essman and Bobby Helms. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Ed Ridenhour, Tommy Phillips and Billy Harwell.

The Waldron News
14 March 2012
BILLY JACK BLACK

Billy Jack Black passed from this life Monday, March 12, 2012 at his home in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill was born July 20, 1932 to the late Doyl Black and Winnie (Smith) Black. As a young boy Bud Rice lived right across the street from Bill's home and liked to recall that he remembered the night Bill was born. Bill's mother Winnie Winchell and his grandmother Mae Bethel Smith were there for him during his growing up years and later Bill Forged many friendships during his youth in Waldron. In particular, Kerwin Ashford and Roy D. Mills remained close friends throughout his lifetime. Bill was a Boy Scout in Vernon T. Baugh's Scouts. They made float trips on the Fouche and Ouachita Rivers. Bill recalled one night on a float trip that a storm came and blew down his and Kerwin's tent. He couldn't awaken Kerwin so he finally gave up and went to a dry tent himself. Bill reminisced that the scouts often played an adventure game called Capture the Flag. He mentioned wading through Poteau Creek to capture the flag. Bill said later he "wouldn't let a kid of mine play that." Kerwin and Bill played high school basketball together and enjoyed recounting their shared memories. Roy D. Mills played basketball too and was also in the Baugh Scout Troop. Once, during a high school play called "Grandpa Steps Out" Roy played a trick on Johnnie Sue Crutchfield and wired up the prop phone to be live. Johnnie Sue was flabbergasted when she picked up the prop phone and got a dial tone. With Roy's help, this became an outstanding comedy. Also, during Bill's high school years, he worked at Baber Drug for Oscar and Martha Baber. Sports were a big part of Bill's boyhood and young adulthood. During his baseball years he pitched and his friend Wayne Davis caught. After high school he continued to play, venturing to California where he worked at Rohr Aircraft and played baseball for their company team. After returning to Arkansas, Bill then played for a Waldron adult team called The Waldron Redlegs. He was drafted into the US Army in 1952 and served two years. At the time of his discharge he ranked as a Sgt. E5 and wastraining recruits to be company clerks. His 11th Armoured Cavalry Division was scheduled to go to Korea when the truce was signed. Bill said of the army service the loneliest time was when taps played signaling "lights out." After discharge from the army in 1954, he worked a short while for the Waldron Furniture Factory. His cousin, Raymond Black encouraged him to pursue college on the GI Bill at the College of the Ozarka in Clarksville. In contrast, Raymond's father, Atticus Black, scoffed, "You're never going to college," prompting Bill to resolve to go to college with the sentiment: "I'll show him!" Bill married the girl next door, Jo Ann Marsh, in 1956. He finished pre-pharmacy at the College of the Ozarks and subsequently graduated from U of A Pharmacy School in Little Rock in 1961. That same year, Bill moved back to Waldron starting a new business and his family. He formed B & B Drug with Martha Baber and his son Brad was born in December 1961. Bill loved his family and his job. He loved going to work and always said he had "the best customers." From 1961 to 1991 he kept coffee at a nichel a cup. Also during his early years in business he met Britt Cordell, pastor of the United Methodist Church. Brother Cordellwas a positive influence on Bill and he was saved and joined the church during the time Brother Cordell was pastor. Along with establishing a family and a business, Bill also started an American Legion Baseball Team. His friend, J.C. McChristian, coached the team. There was no home court, so all the games were played away. Bill also started fishing at this time. This became a time of relaxation and renewal. His friend Dr. H.B. Wright and he fished weekly for many years until Dr. Wright's death. Afterwards, Bill sold his boat and stopped fishing. He discovered a new hoppy, however...Golf. Bill played golf with both friends and family and in particular enjoyed golf with his son, Brad. Bill was well known to many as a pressure player - the more the pressure the better he liked it. During his later years, he was content to be home. He enjoyed watching Razorback Basketball and Football and even the Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. He enjoyed watching golf tournaments on TV, especially to marvel over Tiger Woods ability to play golf. Bill always loved his children coming home to visit "so he could get something good to eat." Growing up, Brad worked at the drug store, as did his daughter Mary. Buck Byford said Mary reminded him of Billy Jack, and referred to her as "Mary Jack." Hia youngest daughter Laura's special times was when she and her dad would hunt for a Christmas tree each Decemberor go to Truman Baker Park to eat an after school burgerthey picked up at Charbroiler. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Jo Ann Black; one son, Brad Black of Parker, Colorado; two daughters, Mary Ballard and husband Charlie Ray of Gravelly, Arkansas and Laura Black of Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bill also leaves one sister Myrian Mathews of Marian, Arkansas and one nephew Justin Quoss of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bill is preceded in death in addition to his parents by his step father, Dude Winchell; brother Gary Black and sister, Linda Qross. Bill's celebration of life servie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Donald Fittin officiating. Interment will be in Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill's pallbearers will be Terry Plummer, Rick Black, Steve Hattabaugh, John Terrill, Ron Blair and Dickie Newberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Girkin, Roy Mills, Dr. Jerry Hoyt, Barry Hogan, Jerry Parker, Dayton Taylor, Dr. Nathan Bennett and Johnny Ray Ward. Bill's visitation was at 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill' family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
3 October 2012
CHRISTOPHER DON BLACK

Christopher Don Black of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ September 24, 2012 at his home. He was born May 6, 1979 in Fort Smith, ARkansas to the late Billy Don and Terry (Erby) Black. He was 33 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Christopher attended Waldron Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. As a young boy Christopher loved attending Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. Christopher loved hunting and football. However, his greatest love was the time he spent with his children and family. Christopher leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Ola Louise (Storts) Black of the home; one son, Lance Black of Waldron, Arkansas; four step-sons, Matthew Shaddon, Christopher Shaddon, Billy Shaddon and Brandon Mahaffey; one sister, Tina Brewer and husband Stanley of Waldron, Arkansas; and four brothers, Rick Black and wife Virginia of Waldron, Arkansas, Dub Black and wife Brenda of Waldron, Arkansas, Larry Mason of Waldron, Arkansas and Billy Mason of Waldron, Arkansas. Chrisopher is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a sister, Gina Sanders and two brothers, Neal Newman and Jeff Mason. Christopher's Celebration of life was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Michael Dugan officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Christopher's pallbearers wer Gary Hunt, Bobby Don Helms, Lee Storts, Grady Bottoms, Keith Sanders and Rick Bates. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Brewer and Gerald Essman. Christopher's visitation was 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 April 2011
GARY D. BLACK

Gary D. Black, age 70, died in Dale City, Virginia on April 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle H. Black and Johnnie Black and his sister, Linda Quoss. He is survived by his wife, Liggia of the home; his sister, Myrian Black Matthews of Marian, AR; his brothers, Bill J. Black of Waldron and nephew, Justin Quoss of Fayetteville, AR. He served as a Captain in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was interred in the National Cemetery in Quanico, Virginia. Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans or the American Cancer Society.

Scott County Times
4 September 2002
JACK BLACK

Jack Ray Black, age 89, of Conway passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2002. He was born to the late Luney and Lula Ann Black on August 22, 1913 in Waldron, Arkansas. Mr. Black worked for the Corp of Engineers, was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran and served with General McArthur in New Genea and the Phillipines, one of the founding members of Sigma Tau Ganima Fraternity and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite V. Gibbs Black; son, Robert Joseph Black; two brothers, Milmo L. Black of Conway and Reno Black of Maryland. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside services by Ashby Funeral Home were held at 2:00 pm on Friday at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
28 January 2015
MARSHA KATHLEEN BLACK

Marsha Kathleen Black of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at her home in Waldron, Arkansas. Kathleen was born September 15, 1954 to Leroy Virgil Morgan and Monette (Wilkins) Morgan in Russellville, Arkansas. Kathleen was 60 years, 3 months and 3 days old. Kathleen was a woman of many hobbies. She loved to garden and work in her flower beds. She especially enjoyed working on crafts and tinkering in her booth at the flea market and going to yard sales. As busy as Kathleen was, the highlight of her world was her grandchildren. Spending precious time with them and making forever memories was a treasure to them all. Kathleen leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, Billy and wife Anita Black of Waldron, Arkansas, Steven and wife Kristy Black of Waldron, Arkansas. Meme will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Lane Black, Chance Black, Emily Black and Jace Black. Kathleen will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including two sisters, Kaye Taylor and Kathy Strunk both of Blue Ball, Arkansas, a good friend, Sharon Goodwin and a large extended family, many friends, neighbors and loved ones. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Monette Morgan and one brother, Larron Lee Morgan. Kathleen's life celebration was 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Kathleen's pallbearers were Kenny Johnston, Todd Johnston, Cliff Moudy, Bobby Ray Strunk, Marty Woodard, Mike Woodard, James Long and Terry Staggs. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Lane, Chance, Emily and Jace. Kathleen's visitation was Friday, January 9, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Kathleen's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or you can donate online by going to www.reynoldscancersupporthouse.org.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
REBA CHRISTINE (LANE) BLACK

Reba Christine (Lane) Black passed from this life in the Waldron Nursing Center on October 18th, 2013. She was born in Blackfork, Arkansas on June 11th, 1932, and spent the majority of her life as a homemaker who absolutely loved her family; believing that a life with laughter was the only life worth living. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen, her mother and father, Ollie and George "Wash" Lane, two brothers, Elvie and Roy Lane, and her sister Retha (Lane) McConnell. Reba is survived by her children: Glenda Woodard and husband Jamie of Waldron, Arkansas, Randy Black and wife Lori of Cabot, Arkansas, Kenny Black and wife Jeanie of Waldron, Arkansas, and Debbie Duggan and husband Jerry of Wister, Oklahoma. Reba is also survived by her grandchildren: Shawn Woodard and wife Jody, Kelli Black, Elizabeth Stewart and husband Ryan, Sheena Stafford and Valerie Black; step grandson David Duggan; great- grandchildren: Lilly Woodard, Zerek and Kaleb Stewart, and Glen, Brayden and Jenna Stafford; step-great grandsons Hunter and Ethan Duggan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her services were at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following at Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shawn Woodard, Jerry Duggan, Jessee McConnell, Garrett McConnell, Ryan McConnell and Neil McConnell. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of the Waldron Nursing Center. Reba was greatly loved by all of her family and friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009 & 18 February 2009
VIRGIE BLACK
Sept. 12, 1912 - February 4, 2009

Virgie Black, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. Virgie was born on September 12, 1912, the daughter of the late Linwood and Nina Woodard. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook, her specialty being "Chicken and Dressing." She loved spending time with her friends and playing bingo at the Senior Center. Virgie is survived by her daughter Eva & son-in-law Jake (Bud) Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas, son Billy Don Black and Linda of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Paul Woodard of Booneville, Arkansas, three grandsons Rick, W.L. (Dub) and Chris Black of Waldron, Arkansas, four granddaughters, Tina Brewer of Waldron, Arkansas, Lisa Sallee and Diana Reeves of Van Buren, Arkansas, Judy Eckle of Waldron, Arkansas, 12 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren. Virgie was preceded in death by her husband William Black, two brothers Chester and Vernon Woodard, three sisters Birtie James, Floy Graham, Reecie Maxey, granddaughter Regina Sanders and great great grandson Chase Bates. Funeral services was at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009 with Bro. Herman Woodard and Bro. Mike Dugan officiating with interment at the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons Bill Steven and Chris Black, Keith Sanders, Cody Smith, Stanley and Tyler Brewer.

The Waldron News
11 September 2013
WILLA MAE BLACKMON

Willa Mae Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Willa Mae was born March 16, 1926 in Scott County, Arkansas to Abner Morris and Josephine Nancy Slover. Willa Mae was 87 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Willa Mae was a devoted member of the Waldron Jubilee Church. Willa Mae Morris married Lewis Blackmon on September 7, 1946. Together they shared 59 years of wonderful memories before his passing in 2006. Willa Mae worked hard at the Rock Cafe for 13 years, and then she worked at Tyson Foods on the production line. When she wasn't working she enjoyed going fishing, she even would tell a fisherman's story...and make you believe it. Willa Mae was a quilter. She loved to go to yard sales and she never passed up an opportunity to antique with her friend. She was notorious for cooking, especially for the people in her life and she loved it. She loved to share her (missing word?) about her family. She treasured the children and every minute she was with them. Her most priceless memories where times spent with her family. Willa Mae leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son Duane Blackmon and daughter in law Dottie Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas, Mamie Yocum, will forever be missed by two grandchildren: Robert L. Blackmon and Tony Blackmon and wife Dorothy Ann Blackmon. Granny Great will always be remembered by her great grandson, Landon Blackmon. Willa Mae will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Willa Mae is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband Lewis, and her parents Abner and Josie Morris. Willa Mae's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Willa Mae's pallbearers were James Redd, James Hicks, Billy Wagner, Tommy Franklin, Sean Allen and David Yandell. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Love, Ronnie Nelson, Albert Morris and Richard Edwards. Willa Mae's visitation was Friday, September 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Willa Mae's family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
CLARENCE BLACKMON

Clarence Lewis Blackmon, age 81 of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 9, 2006 in a Greenwood nursing home. He was a member of the Jubilee Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Jubilee Church in Waldron with interment in the Duncan Cemtery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Willa Mae Blackmon of the home; one son, Duane Blackmon and wife Dottie of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Willa Redd and husband Cowden of Elk City, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Robert Blackmon and Tony Blackmon both of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Robert Blackmon, Tony Blackmon, James Redd, Danny Nighingale, Sean Allen and David Yandell. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Hutchins, Richard Edwards, Ed Slaughterbeck, Charles Nelson, Jerry Ferguson, Ed Nelson, Tommy Franklin and Albert Morris.

The Waldron News
August 9, 2017
JOY EVELYN BLACKSTOCK

Joy Evelyn Blackstock, 75, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away July 29, 2017. She was born March 28, 1942 in Arkansas to the late Charles and Helen Elkins. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by two sons, Rusty and Charlie McKay, both of Waldron; one daughter, Stacey Henson of Tucusa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Gail Rioba and Debbie Elkins; three brothers, Roger, Jerry and Billy Earl Elkins and 4 grandchildren, Jeremy, Caitlin, Logan and Konner McKay. Cremation under direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, 2911 West Hwy. 10, Greenwood, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
1 January 2003
ROY BLACKWELL

Roy Lee Blackwell, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday December 27 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired construction worker, veteran of WWII and attended Winfield Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Gail Vaughn of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Ray Blackwell and Jerry Blackwell both of Oklahoma and Roy Blackwell of California.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
VERNA IRENE BLACKWELL

Verna Irene (Sims) (McHenry) Blackwell passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Pawhuska Hospital. She was 92 years old. Verna was born July 6, 1919 in Heavener, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Elmo and Bertha Sims. On July 7, 1941 she married Alfred Tom McHenry at Heavener and they traveled to several Oklahoma towns while he worked with the (illegible) companies. Before their daughter Berniece was born in October 1942, they settled in Wewoka, Oklahoma, where Alfred worked for Cities Service. Five years later the family moved to Straight Cities Service Camp, just outside Guymon, Oklahoma. Since hunting and fishing were not great in that area, Mr. McHenry decided to move his "girls" to Barnsdall, Oklahoma, where he worked as a truck driver for Cities Service at nearby Tallant. Verna was a homemaker, gardener, wife and mother during the 40's and 50's. She loved her fellow church members at First Baptist in Barnsdall. She enjoyed crocheting and attending the Sunday School monthly parties. Her role as wife ended on July 19, 1964, when Alfred died of a heart attack. Berniece had just graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee with a degree in elementary education, so she moved home to be with her mother. Verna began her first job outside the home then, as a clerk at Hills Grocery in Barnsdall. She began corresponding with Joe Blackwell, a friend of her sister-in-law and they married on August 19, 1967. Berniece had married Alan Irby of Pawhuska in June of that same year, and in 1971, Verna began working as a clerk at Alan's drugstore. That working relationship lasted 12 years. Verna's husband, Joe, preceded her in death in 1986 after 19 years of marriage.Verna loved her Vota Veta class at First Baptist of Pawhuska, and appreciated visits from her teacher, Frances Fuquay, after moving to the Pawhuska Nursing Home in March of 2011. Verna is survived by her daughter Berniece Irby of Pawhuska, OK; step-sons Larry Blackwell and wife Cecelea of Liberty, MO; Gary Blackwell and wife Carol of Atoka, OK; grandchildren Alan Irby, Jr. and wife Angela of Sachse, TX; Valerie Hinson and husband Stephen of Broomfield, CO; David Irby and wife Tammy of Shawnee, OK; Paul Irby and wife Malia of Ft. Worth, TX; Beth McCallister and husband John of Gladstone, MO; Gary Michael Blackwell and wife Stacy of Excelsior Springs, MO; Mitchell Dean Blackwell and Dawn Marie Blackwell of Oregon; great grandchildren, Justin, Gracen, Caleb, Ashley, Micah, Dinah, Elizabeth, Alison, Levi, Kimberly, Julia and Joshua; her four siblings, Lloyd Sims of Heavener, OK; Hershel Sims of Waldron, AR; Patsy Elder of Howe, OK; Glenda Elder of Muskogee, OK. And a host of other family and friends. In addition to her husbands, Verna was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Gracie Crownover. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 302 E. 6th, Pawhuska, OK 74056, or The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 17214- 8000. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 18, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pawhuska. Rev. Mark Formby will officiate. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
15 June 2005
DELBERT BLAIR

Delbert Blair, age 99, of Mounds, Oklahoma died Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a retired rural mail carrier and a member of the Church of Christ. A member of the Waldron Red Leg Baseball Team. He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Blair Sullivan; two sons, Gail Blair and Jerry Dan Blair; seven grandchildren, Denise, Sherry, Linda, John, Daniel, Mari Elena and Grant and fourteen great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Blair, Danny Blair, Duane Sullivan, Faron Sullivan, Grant Sullivan and Mark Sullivan.

The Waldron News
26 April 2000
HOMER ELLSWORTH BLAIR

Homer Ellsworth Blair, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Friday, April 21, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from hardwood manufacturing, a Sea Bee veteran of W.W.II, a member of the V.F.W. and attended Jubilee Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Blair. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2000 at Jubilee Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Marcille of the home; three daughters, Cathy Bingham of Waldron, AR, Melania Daffron of Midland, AR and Linda Waite of Mena, AR; one brother, Benny Blair of Farmington, AR; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 January 1998
JESSE HENRY BLAIR

Jesse Henry Blair, 65, of Waldron died Thursday, January 22, 1998 in his home. He was a carpenter and a member of the Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 26,1998 in Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Lorene, of Waldron; one son, Ronald Blair, of Waldron; two sisters: Margaret Williams and Betty Patrick, both of Waldron; one granddaughter, Janelle Blair, of Waldron. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 January 1999
JOE BERRY BLAIR

Joe Berry Blair, 87, of Mansfield died Jan. 21 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Baptist, a Mason and a retired farmer and he also was a retired school bus driver for Mansfield Public Schools. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Jan. 23, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Mazel of the home; one daughter, Sue Sitzler of Leesburg, Virginia; one son, Ronnie Blair of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Tela Evans of Conway, Arkansas, Arlena Montgomery of Cheyenne, Wyoming; four grandchildren. The family visited with friends at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
23 April 2003
JUDY PETERSON BLAIR

Judy Peterson Blair, 77, of Ketchum, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, died Thursday, April 17, 2003 in Grove, Oklahoma. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Ketchum Church of Christ. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 21 at Duncan Cemetery in Walron, AR with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Delbert; one daughter, Deborah Ellen Sullivan of Boxby, OK; two sisters, Jean Austin and Mary Pryor both of Ketchum, OK; and one grandchild, Grant Blair Sullivan of Bixby, OK. Pallbearers were Duane Sullivan, Grant Sullivan, Mike Austin, Steve Pryor, Scott Pryor and Mark Sullivan.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
MARCILLE BLAIR

Marcille Blair, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2013. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Pete and Bertha (Riley) Smallwood. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron. Marcille is survived by two daughters, Cathy Bingham and husband Guy of Waldron, Arkansas, Melania Daffron and husband Pete of Midland, Arkansas; six grandchildren: Laura Spence, Nathan Bingham, Brian Lott, Jayson Daffron, Jamie Waite and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Guy Bingham, Brandon Lott, Brian Lott and Pete Daffron.

Scott County Times
17 October 2001
MAZEL BLAIR

Mazel Blair, 88, of Mansfield died Saturday, October 13, 2001 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Sue Sitzler of Leesburg, Virginia; one son, Ronnie Blair of Plano, Texas; one sister, Exena Littrell of Lubbock, Texas; 4 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Perkins, Jason Perkins, Thurl Ward, John Ward, Butch Sigmon and Jack Livingston.

The Waldron News
13 January 2010
ADDIE A. BLALOCK

Addie A. Blalock, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in a Waldron hospital surrounded by loving family. Addie was born December 27, 1919 in Parks, Arkansas to the late Loyd Ernest Brazil and Lillian (Frost) Brazil. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Addie is survived by three daughters, Joyce Lea Thompson of Keener, Arkansas, Mary Arlene Rudnicki of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lydia Ann Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Lucinda Jane Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas, Georgianna Gleason of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Regina Tedder of Newalla, Oklahoma; five grandsons, Christopher Thompson of Keener, Arkansas, Philip Casey of Waldron, Arkansas, Chance Rudnicki of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Matthew Butler of Lubbock, Texas, Daniel Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; fifteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, G.W. Blalock, one grandson Jance Thompson and one granddaugter Lana Vell Thompson. Addie's funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Gassaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be John Evans, Nathan Franklin, David Hawkins, Chris Thompson, Claude Thompson and Josie Thompson. HOnorary pallbearers will be grandchildren. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
26 August 2015
EVELYN SIMS BLALOCK

Evelyn Sims Blalock was born August 2, 1923 in Boles, Arkansas to Herbert and Dovie Sims. Evelyn passed away August 7, 2015 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by 4 daughters, Barbara Gilbert of Waldron, JoAnn Harlow of Waldron, Mary Taylor of Anna, TX and Kay Sullivan of Garland, TX; 1 son, Eddie Blalock of Bentonville, AR; 3 sisters, Sue Watkins, Catherine Pace and Jean Barker; 1 brother Douglas Sims. Evelyn has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Woodrow W. Blalock; her son, William (Billy) Woodrow; 2 brothers, Omer Sims of Howe, Texas and Buddy Ray Sims of Boles, Arkansas and one sister, Betty Joe Payne of Boles, Arkansas. Visitation was held at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 5-8 pm. The funeral was held August 10, 2015 at 10:00 am at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were her son and grandsons.

The Waldron News
15 April 2015
FRANCES VEST BLALOCK

Frances Blalock died April 4, 2015 in Hampton, GA following a long illness. She was born January 7, 1935 in Mansfield, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank Vest and Jewell Little Vest. Frances graduated from Waldron High School, class of 1952. Following graduation, she and her husband J.T. lived in Waldron for a short time where their daughter, Kathy, was born and then moved west to Flagstaff, AZ, where son, Frank, was born in 1955. When her children were in elementary school, she started college and graduated with Bachelor's degree in Education, Master's in Education and eventually a Doctorate in Education from Northern Arizona University. Frances was an elementary school teacher at Palo Christi School in Kingman, Arizona, then Principal of the same school. Following that she worked at the district office of Kingman School District #4. Frances was preceded by her husband, J.T. Blalock and is survived by daughter, Kathy (husband Tom) of Ooltewah, TN and son, Frank (wife Alice) of Hampton, GA; grandchildren Anna Griffith (Maryville, TN), Claire Ellen Dent (Macon, GA) and J.T. Blalock II (Hattiesburg, MS); 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Flagstaff, AZ) and George (Buddy) (Louisville, KY) and one sister, Ruth Ann Atkinsons (Albuquerque, NM.) Private burial at Duncan Cemetery in the family's hometown of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 February 2011
WILLIAM WOODROW BLALOCK

William Woodrow Blaock, 69, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, January 27, 2011 in a Fayetteville, Arkansas hospital. William was born on November 28, 1941 in Boles, Arkansas to Woodrow Wilson Blalock and Evelyn (Sims) Blalock. He was a retired carpenter. William is survived by three daughters, Janet Pippin of Boles, Arkansas, Julie Shelton of Seagoville, Texas, Lynell Richardson of Mesquite, Texas; one son, William Blalock Jr. of Seven Points, Texas; eight grandchildren, Taylor Blalock of Garland, Texas, Brandon Blalock of Garland, Texas, Summer Richardson of Mesquite, Texas, Bobbi Burk of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Alberto Silva of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ricky Blalock of Seagoville, Texas, Justin Close of Seagoville, Texas, Jennifer Scoggins of Celara, Oklahoma; four sisters, Barbara Gilbert of Waldron, Arkansas, Jo Ann Harlow of Cash, Texa, Mary Taylor of Anna, Texas, and Carolyn Sullivan of Quinlan, Texas and one brother, Edward Blalock of Fort Smith, Arkansas; companion in life, Reba Pearce of Waldron, Arkansas, and life long friend, Helen Rodgers. William is preceded in death in addition to his fahter by one son, Michael Blalock. William's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Hertiage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. William's pallbearers were Jackie Gilbert, Buddy Tanner, Jeff Gilbert, Patrick Pippin, William Blalock Jr, Bruce Keener. William's visitation was 1:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
22 February 2012
WINONA ARLENE (BROWN) BLALOCK

Winona Arlene (Brown) Blalock, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012. Winona was a longtime member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and served for many years working in the First Baptist Church library. She loved volunteering in the Scott County Historical Society and meeting with her friends "The Rockettes" every other Friday. A favorite accomplishment was a family cookbook with reoccurring prints. Other favorite pastimes were genealogy research, reading, fishing, cross-word puzzles and college basketball. Food, fun, historical research, shell seeking, sunrises and sunsets were on the top of her list along with family beach and Christmas gatherings. Winona is survived by one son Johnny L. Blalock and wife Carolyn of Greenville, South Carolina; two daughters, Carol Ann Richards and husband John of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aletha Lampkin of Redfield, Arkansas; one brother Burnis B. Brown of Camden, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Connor and Corey Richards, Eric Meredith, Nikki Elkins, seven great-grandchildren, Lily, Olivia and Ella Grace Richards, Paige and Calton Meredith, Tessa and Tre Elkins. She is preceded in death by her husband James L. Blalock; parents Georgie Hinton and Audrey Aurora Brown (Gore), three brothers, Max Brown, Billy Brown, Kirby Brown and two sisters, Winna Tharp and Beryl Hudgens. Funeral services were heldat 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Library Fund at PO Box 247, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
30 May 2012
BRENDA JUNE BLANTON

Brenda June Blanton of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda was born in Wilton, Arkansas to Richard Hall Jones and Myrtie Beatrice (McKay) Jones. Brenda was 62 years, 9 months and 23 days old. She was of the Baptist faith. Brenda was the owner and operator of Brenda's Beauty Shop in Waldron, Arkansas until her retirement in 2005. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts. She loved to play bingo and go bowling. Her most cherished times were those spent with her family and friends. Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Earl Blanton of the home; two sons, Richard Blanton of Waldron, Arkansas, David Cecil of Barling, Arkansas, and one daughter, Lasha Johnson of Paron, Arkansas. Nanny will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Tyler Hutchins, Audra Blanton, Trey Parker, Katie Parker and great granddaughter Allie Blanton. Brenda is also survived by two sisters, Sherry Spencer of Waldron, Arkansas and Joyce Green of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Brenda will br deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Brenda is preceded in death by four brothers, Marion Jones, Kenneth Jones, David Jones and Jerry Jones and one sister Barbara Bonny. Brenda's life celebration service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas, with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda's pallbearers were Trey Parker, Tyler Hutchins, Katie Parker, Audra Blanton, Scott Lawson and Jody Farliss. Honorary pallbearer was Dennis Spencer. Brenda's visitation was 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 October 2013
RICHARD EARL BLANTON

Richard Earl Blanton of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, October 4, 2013 in Bryant, Arkansas. Richard was born on August 16, 1966 in Mena, Arkansas to Earl Blanton and Brenda Jean (Jones) Blanton. Richard was 47 years, 1 month and 18 days old. Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory his father, Earl Blanton of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother David Cecil of Barling, Arkansas and one sister Lasha Johnson and husband Rocky of Paron, Arkansas. Richard is preceded in death by his mother, Brenda (Jones) Blanton. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Richard's visitation was 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 September 2009
HURLEY BLAYLOCK

Hurley Jay Blaylock, 85, of Booneville, Ark. died August 25, 2009. He was born June 24, 1924 in Yell County to Albert and Maggie Mixon Blaylock. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Booneville and worked at Little Rock Water Company and Simmons Lumber Company in Booneville, both for 22 years. Hurley was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Everett and Elmer Blaylock; two sisters, Willie Weaver and Ivanelle Blaylock; and a grandson, David Seth Owens. He is survived by his wife, Lois Blaylock of the home; three daughters, Brenda Dice and husband Charles of Prescott, Martha Boyd and husband Tommy of Mansfield, Teresa Owens and husband David of Booneville; three sons, Charles Blaylock and wife Shirley of White Hall, Dee Blaylock and wife Dawna of Booneville and Tommy Blaylock and wife Brenda of Booneville; one sister, Charlene Webb of Pine Bluff; one brother-in-law, Jay Martin and son, George Martin of Booneville; 16 grandchildren, Allen Truhett, Tracey Reed, Gary Blaylock, Mandy Luttrell, Corey Dice, Tommy Jay Boyd, Sara Lester, Heather Griggs, Destiny Blaylock, Logan Blaylock, Brenton Blaylock, Erin Blaylock, Dillon Owens, Kaleb Owens, Millissa Dimbert, Clinton Meals; 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Leon, Jessie Brenton and Logan Blaylock, Dillon Owens, Tommy Jay Boyd, John David Weaver and Hobert Witt. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2009 at Moores Chapel Church in Waveland, with burial at Moores Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service in Booneville.

The Waldron News
21 April 1999
HENRY WILLIAM BLEVINS

Henry William Blevins, 77, of Waldron, did Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from Tyson Foods, a veteran of WWII and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16 in Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Blevins, of the home; one step- daughter, Freda Garrett, of Harvey; two step-sons, James Vaughn and Kenneth Vaughn, both of Waldron; two sisters, Mamie (no last name given), of Bakersfield, Calif. and Mildred Edwards of Cartersville, Ill; three brothers, Willie Blevins of Wakeman, Ohio, Ruben Blevins of Van Buren and Bill Blevins of Little Rock; nine grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronald Beyard, Douglas Beyard, Edward Vaughn, Nathan Blevins, Jason Garrett and Travis Garrett. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
28 April 2004
LILLIE BLEVINS

Lillie Blevins, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, April 23, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired poultry processing plant worker and a member of the Friendship Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ed Vaughn and Henry Blevins, as well as a daughter, Carolyn Oliver and son, Dean Vaughn, 7 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Monday, April 26, 2004 at Friendship Pentecostal Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Freda and husband Jerry Garrett of Harvey; two sons, James and wife Sue Vaughn of Waldron, and Kenneth and Linda Lou Vaughn of Waldron; two sisters, Dovie Yandell of Blueball and Gladys Keener of Waldron; one brother, Leon Wagner of Waldron; five grandsons, Ronald Beyard, Doug Beyard, Edward Vaughn, Jason Garrett and Travis Garrett; four granddaughters, Elaine Stobaugh, Regina Hutchens, Jamie Richie and Sonya Wagner; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jason Garrett, Travis Garrett, Edward Vaughn, Ronald Beyard, Doug Beyard and Tom Wagner.

Scott County Times
19 January 2005
PAULINE BLISS

Pauline Bliss, age 94, of Waldron died Friday, January 14, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born September 2, 1910 in Shirley, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Chester Bliss. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Jo Bobbitt of Ft. Smith; two sons, Charles Dutch Bliss of Waldron and Harold C. Bliss of Ft. Smith; one sister, Mary Evans of California; one brother, Charles Brown of Michigan; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 17, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
RUTH REDLING BLISS

Ruth Ridling Bliss, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the Waldron United Methodist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Charles "Dutch" Bliss of the home; two daughters, Gyda L. Bliss Lane of Claremore, Oklahoma, Ouida Bliss Richardson of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sons, Charley Bliss of Waldron, Arkansas, Jon Bliss of Coweta, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; five sister and one brother.

Scott County Times
27 December 2000
DOYLE BLOCKER

Doyle Dean Blocker, 63, of Hartford died December 19, 2000 in Manila, AR. He was retired from Continental Can Company, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Blocker. Funeral service was December 23, 2000 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Hartford with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford. He is survived by one daughter and husband, Donya Ann and Richard Davis of Bridgeman, Michigan; one son, William Frank Blocker of Washington, D.C; two brothers, Frank Blocker, Jr. and Chester Eugene Woods both of Manila, AR; two grandchildren, KaSandra Lee and James Dean Davis; several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
23 August 2017
CAROL R. BLOOM

Carol R. "Mom" Bloom of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of California passed from this life, Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas. Carol was born August 2, 1941 in Rochester, Pennsylvania to Wallace McCormick and Wilma Gene (Goettman) McCormick. Carol was 76 years old. Carol worked for 32 years as a police dispatcher for Oxnard Police Department. She then worked for Port Hueneme Police Department as a dispatcher and then she retired for good. Carol followed the horses, jocky's and trainers. She was a huge fan of the horse races. As a younger woman, Carol was an Arthur Murray dancer. Carol loved her family and looked forward to time spent with them. Carol leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons: John Jessa of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ronald Jessa of Fillmore, California and one daughter, Renee Kaminski of Olathe, Kansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Amber, Eric, Robert, Michael, Amanda, John Jr., Samantha, Desiree, Sarrah, Ronald, Ariel, Rick, Haidyn, Maddox, Aubrey, Hunter, Sky, Bentley, Maci, Angel, Johnny, Ariana, Elisa, Laya and Leloo. Carol will missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. Carol was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Bloom. Carol's memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
LEONARD BLOOM
April 5, 1941 - May 17, 2009

Leonard Lee Bloom, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas was born April 5, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri to William and Pearl Bloom and passed away May 17, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. After many years as a long haul truck driver he retired then bought a charter bus company, which turned out to be a very enjoyable job for him. He loved taking tour groups all over the United States. Leonard's life passion was cars. Throughout his life he restored old cars and always drove the coolest car in the neighborhood. He built race cars and had many trophies for his racing. He moved to Waldron in 1997 and quickly developed many lasting friendships. He became a member of the Waldron Rural Fire Department, the Search and Rescue and was active in the Republican Party of Waldron. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Ruthann, one son Leonard Lee Bloom, Jr. and wife Stacey of Kearns, Utah; one daughter Sherrie Bloom of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Thomas Bloom and wife Carol of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters Ruby Conwell, of Osceola, Missouri, Wilda Dawson of Lowry City, Missouri and Mary Creek of Paris, Arkansas; four grandchildren Anthony and Marcus Garza of San Antonio, Texas, Rachel Bloom of Dallas, Texas, Andrea Bloom of College Station, Texas, one great grandson, a large extended family of nieces and nephews that always loved his stories and his sense of humor. He also leaves many beloved friends in Waldron that meant so much to him. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Pearl Bloom, two sisters, Nancy King, Phyllis Rousch and her twin Phillip Bloom. Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Wyatt and Jason McIntyre, Bill and Vince Bloom, Adam Creek and Mark Dye.

The Waldron News
3 April 2002
PHILLIP ALLEN BLOOM

Phillip Allen Bloom, 62, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away at his home Friday, March 29th, 2002. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapels, Monday, April 1, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Phillip is survived by his wife, Roberta "Bobbi" Bloom of the home; one daughter, Georgette Rankins and husband Ronnie of Van Buren, Arkansas; three sons, William "Bill" Bloom and wife Jennifer of Fort Smith, AR, Phillip D. Bloom and wife Tammy of the home, and Vince "Opie" Bloom of the home; three sisters, Ruby Conwell of Osceola, Missouri, Wilda "Sissy" Dawson of Lowry City, Missouri, Mary Creek of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Thomas "Tommy" Bloom and wife Carol of Oxnard, California and Leonard Bloom and wife Ruth Ann of Waldron, AR; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. Arrangements under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, 314 W. Jefferson, Clinton, MO.

The Waldron News
28 June 2017
THOMAS NELSON BLOOM

Thomas Nelson Bloom of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas was born June 12, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to William Nelson Bloom and Pearl Elliott Bloom. Thomas was 70 years old. Thomas was a die hard New England Patriots fan. If they were playing he was watching. Thomas also enjoyed spending time with his family, making memories and leaving behind his legacy. Thomas leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Carol (Jessa) Bloom of Waldron, Arkansas, two sons: John Jessa  of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ronald Jessa of Fillmore, California, one daughter, Tara Lynn Bloom of Oxnard, California, one step daughter, Renee Kaminski of Kansas City, Kansas and two sisters: Mary Creek of Paris, Arkansas and Wilda Dawson of Oseola, Missouri. Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thomas will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pearl Bloom, two brothers: Leonard and Phillip and three sisters: Phyllis, Ruby and Nancy. Thomas' memorial visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
BETTY L. BLUME

Betty L. Blume, 83, of Waldron passed from this life Monday, January 17, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Betty was born June 8, 1928 in Waltreak, AR to the late Martin & Ida Horn of Waldron. Betty was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. After retirement, she moved home to Waldron. Betty was a caring and loving person who always looked for the good in everyone regardless of their position in life. Betty is survived by her son, Michael Blume of Waldron; grandsons Jeremy Blume of Lakeside, AZ and Tyie Blume of Hinesville, GA; brother Wayne Horn (Ethel) of Waldron & sister Virginia Sizemore of Conway, plus a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Mel Blume, brother Ule Horn & sisters Bevie Watson & Vicky Owens Atchinson. Celebrations of Betty's life will be held at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God (E. 80) on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Special thanks to the staff at the Waldron Nursing Center, Mercy Hospital & Dr. Bennett for their care of Betty.

The Waldron News
10 January 2007
CLYDE DONALD BLYTHE

Clyde Donald Blythe, 78, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born February 7, 1928 to Floyd and Lora (Little) Blythe in Waldron, AR. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1946. He was owner of the Criss-Cross Directory Information Services in Oklahoma City, OK. Survivors include his wife, Jerre Blythe; brother, Gary Blythe and wife Shirley; nephew, Steve Bunting and wife Laurie and their children, Taylor and Brandon Bunting; one aunt, Mable Oliver; several cousins; a step-son, Rick Howard and wife Lauren and their children, Holly Smith and husband Spencer and their children of Oklahoma City. The funeral services were on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in Oklahoma City and burial was at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Guardian Funeral Home of Oklahoma City, OK.

The Waldron News
4 March 1998
LORA LITTLE BLYTHE

Lora Little Blythe, 87, Waldron, died Sunday, March 1, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce and widow of Floyd Blythe. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 4 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws: Clyde and Jerri Blythe, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Gary and Shirley Blythe, of Waldron; one sister, Margaret Lucille Little, of Cushing, Oklahoma; two sister-in-laws: Vernel Little, of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Mable Oliver, of Waldron; three grandchildren: Holly Smith, of Austin, Texas, Rick Howard, of Oklahoma City, and Steve Bunting and his wife Laurie, of Waldron; one great-grandchild, Taylor Bunting. Pallbearers will be Bill Luttrell, Bill Black, Dutch Bliss, B.W. Williams, Bo Sikes, Carl Grandstaff. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
31 December 2014
MIKE BLYTHE

Mike Blythe passed away December 18, 2014 while at home in the log cabin that he and his father built. Mike was born April 25, 1956 to Farris and Ann (Wisley) Blythe. Mike was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 and was a lifelong resident of Abbott. He was a 1974 graduate of Mansfield High School. Mike worked at Baldor for almost 37 years as the Auditor of Baldor's Receiving Warehouse, he loved his fellow co-workers dearly. He took much pride in his work and could be depended on. After work, Mike also mowed several lawns and cemeteries. He was the Northwest Scott County Fire Chief. Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He was the best at hunting the big bucks (and winning big buck contests), calling in a Tom turkey, predator calling and fishing Little Petit Jean river. He enjoyed spending time in the hayfield bailing hay with his dad. Mike took great joy in his beautiful teal-colored '97 Harley Davidson Custom Fatboy, that was lowered, and had Sturgis wheels. He loved going to Sturgis and other bike rallies. He was a Nascar fan, Mark Martin was one of his favorite drivers. Mike is survived by loving parents, Farris and Ann of Abbott; his only sister, Cindy Black of Abbott; daughters Tara Gray Nicely and husband Brian of Fort Smith; Laura Gray Green and husband Tim of Mansfield; and Mariah Blythe of Poteau, OK; granddaughters Isla and Elody Blythe Green of Mansfield; Emma and Eli Nicely of Fort Smith; nieces Whitney Black and Jon Nipp of Rudy; and Celie Black of Abbott; and great-nephew Cayman Black of Abbott; and his two calico kitties - Sissy and Missy of the home; and a host of other relatives and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Mackey at the Hembree Cancer Center and all his nurses for their gallant effort and thoughtfulness. Visitation was December 21, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the Abbott Baptist Church on Highway 71 in Abbott. Service was at the Abbott Baptist Church on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1 pm. Burial was at the Pine Log Cemetery overlooking Blythe valley. Pallbearers were Hal Scifres, Fred Webb, Danny Haga, Lewis Edwards, Jackie Cumble, Mike Reano, Bryan McKay and Danny Heydenreich. Honorary pappbearers were Bill Rowe, Roger Edwards, Phil Lowe, Sheldon Boyd, Phil Hicks and Uncle Bruce Hainley. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1717.

The Waldron News
17 July 2002
ORAN BLYTHE

Oran Blythe, 86, of Barber, Arkansas died Friday, July 12, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired farmer, and retired from Couch and Bedding in Fort Smith. He was also a Baptist and member of Milltown Lodge #605 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Blythe. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 15 at Pine Log Church in Barber, Arkansas with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Barber, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, Betty Moses of Hot Springs, AR; two grandchildren, Teresa Dulaney & Terrie Flowers, both of Odessa, Texas; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Moe Jones, Gerald Martin, Charles Barton, Ferrell Gene Woods, David Sharber and Mike Nelson.

Scott County Times
4 October 2000
UDENE BOATRIGHT

A resident of Howe, Oklahoma, formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas. A loving mother of 6 children, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother of 19, Udene was born April 26, 1922 in Fanshawe, Oklahoma to the late Oscar and Anne Pennington. She married the late L.D. Boatright on June 15, 1941 in Scott County, Arkansas and they were married 45 years. She was also preceded in death by one son, William A. (Bill) Boatright. She was a gold star mother and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 10 am Thursday, September 28, 2000 at the Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church with interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her children, Alan and Sandra Boatright of Dover, Arkansas, and their children/grandchildren, Tami and Marc Allen and Chris Mitchell and Emily of Tigard, Oregon and Tony and Lisa Boatright and Tyler and Austin of Beaverton, Oregon, Larry and Betty Boatright of Sallisaw, Oklahoma the their children/grandchildren, Stefan and Lori Boatright, Christopher and Chandler and Chrissy and Jeff Escalante, Darius and Ethan all of Mansfield, Arkansas, Kimberly and Donnie Schockey, Taree and Codie, and Kelly and Tim McKinney, Mika and Terry all of Sallisaw, Beverly and Jim Lyons of Mansfield, Arkansas and the children/grandchildren, Stephanie and David Morgan, Kayla and Cheyenne, and April and Mike Robles, Michael and Cody all of Mansfield, Brock Lyons of Mansfield, Ki and Dakota Lyons of Van Buren, Arkansas, Donna and Johnny Mac Webb of Howe, Oklahoma and their children/grandchildren, Victoria and Chad Alphin, and Marcus of Howe, Oklahoma and Brandy Webb and Justin Pickle also of Howe. Jim and Penny Boatright of Mansfield, Arkansas and their children/grandchildren, Angie and John Byers and Shelby, and Jonathan Boatright, all of Mansfield. She is also survived by four sisters and brothers- in-law, Enid Grigsby of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Imogene and Kenneth Couch of Hartford, Arkansas, Sue and Bill Evans of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Carole and Ed Tucker of Pocola, Oklahoma and one brother and sister-in-law, Kirk and Betty Pennington of Hartford, Arkansas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.

The Waldron News
20 October 1999
BESSIE M. BOBBITT

Bessie M. Bobbitt, 87, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Panama, Oklahoma, died Sunday, October 17, 1999 in Ft. Smith. She was born in Waldron, AR on May 6, 1912. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard Bobbitt on June 22, 1999. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, AR with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Reverend Ricky Hunt and Reverend Billy Donohoo officiated. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Creek of Greenwood, AR; one son, Roger Bobbitt of Huntsville, AR; 7 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Williams of Reedley, CA, Eller Merl Williams of Springfield, OR and Vernell Beyard of Waldron, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones and a host of friends.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
LEONARD A. BOBBITT

Leonard A. Bobbitt, 92, of Ft. Smith, formerly of Panama, OK, died June 22, 1999 at Methodist Nursing Home of Ft. Smith. He was a retired minister and had been a Pentecostal Church of God pastor for approximately 50 years. Funeral service was a 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 1999 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Bobbitt of Ft. Smith; one daughter, Betty Creek of Greenwood; one son, Roger Bobbitt of Huntsville; one sister, Alta Bowen of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steve Creek, Edward Creek, George Creek, Jeff Creek, Adam Creek and Shawn Bobbitt. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, OK.

The Waldron News
16 September 2015
DAVID KEMP BOGGESS

David Kemp Boggess of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. David was born Saturday, July 9, 1932 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Jennings Holbert Boggess and Floris Launa (Pickens) Boggess. David was 83 years, 2 months and 3 days old. David was a member of Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. As a young man David proudly served a term in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After his military service, he was a barber in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a while. Relocating to Waldron, Arkansas he was a 30 year plus farmer. David enjoyed fishing when he had a chance to go. His true love was that for his family and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed precious time with them making forever memories. David leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, Thomas David Boggess of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his three grandchildren: Hannah Jolene Jeffries, Jonathan Kemp Boggess and Kole Joshua Boggess all of Waldron, Arkansas. David is also surved by three sisters: Drema Dreager of Mena, Arkansas, Clara Hayes of Roland, Oklahoma and Vada Eager of Mena, Arkansas. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda (Sue) Boggess; his parents, Jennings Hobert Boggess and Floris (Pickens) Boggess, as well as numerous sisters and one brother. David's life celebration service was held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Jett officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. David's pallbearers were Stanley Brewer, Tyller Brewer, Jeremy Slaten, Dale Lancaster, Rick Black and Mitch Crotts.David's visitation was 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 January 1998
VE LINDA SUSAN (SUE) BOGGESS

Ve Linda Susan (Sue) Boggess, 66, of Waldron died Friday, January 9, 1998 in her home. She was a member of the Cherry Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12,1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include her husband, David Kemp Boggess, of the home; one son, Thomas David Boggess, of the home; two sisters: Treva Boyd and Verla Stovall, both of Waldron. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
18 July 2012
BILLY WAYNE BOGGS

Billy Wayne Boggs, 83, of Ione, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 in Booneville, Arkansas. He was born December 16, 1928 in the Tate community near Booneville to Audie Gordon and Ruby Florence (Lawson) Boggs. He was a farmer and cattleman. Billy was a member of the Ione Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #408 in Ione and was a 32nd degree Mason, receiving his fifty year pin two years ago. He was a life long proud Democrat and served ten years on the Logan County Quorum Court as a Justice of the Peace and was a Central Committeeman for twenty years. He enjoyed farming and gardening and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, one gandson Timothy Allen Rice and one brother, Guy T. Boggs. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Long Ridge Baptist Church in the Carolan community near Booneville, with burial in the Carolan Cemetery near Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Betty of the home; four daughters, Cathy Flowers and husband Roger of Booneville, Arkansas, Lou Brigance and husband Paul of the Tate community near Booneville, Karen "Susie" Halford and husband Bobby of Booneville, Arkansas, Jan Reed and companion Jack Faulkner of Paris, Arkansas; one son, Buddy Lawrence and wife Cindy of Ione, Arkansas; one sister, Ann Whitaker of Booneville, Arkansas; one brother, Glen Boggs of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The pallbearers were grandsons, Wayne and Jeremy Hayward, Greg and Kevin Rice, Seth Halford and Mason Reed. The honorary pallbearers were his granddaughters, Caitlin Staton, Sarah Hayward and Sydney Halford, Masonic Lodge members, and Dale Boss, Homer Wilson, Joe Fitzgerald. The family visited with friends from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Roberts Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Manor Nursing Center Activities Fund.

Scott County Times
22 March 2006
LAVERNE BOGGS

Laverne Boggs, age 84 of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lamb Freewill Baptist and the Eastern Star. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, J.L. Lamont and wife Elizabeth of Greenwood, Arkansas; three grandsons, Travis Boggs of Cove, Arkansas, Jeff Lamont of Florida and Shawn Lamont of Greenwood, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Shana Lamont Fox of Greenwood, Arkansas; four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Tressie Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, Melba Hathaway of Lavaca, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Flora Self, husband Guy Boggs and son Roger Boggs. Pallbearers were Travis Boggs, Shawn Lamont, Donnie Coyle, Tom Wagner, Jim Wagner and Larry Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were Vigil Napier, Charlie Vaughan, A.G. Morrison and Buck Byford.

Scott County Times
23 June 2004
ROGER "BOOGER" BOGGS

Waldron--Funeral services for Roger "Booger" Boggs, 51, of Waldron were held Friday, June 18, 2004 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jim Isham and Bob Ammons officiated the services and burial followed at Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron. Booger was born June 10, 1953 to Lavern and Guy Boggs at Mena and died June 14, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a truck driver for Tyson, was an Army National Guard veteran of Desert Storm, a member of the Greenwood VFW and attended the New Life Center in Waldron. Roger had many interests which included a great love of animals, especially his dog Annie and his horse Blaze. He had a great love for family and friends and loved to socialize in any group. Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Robin; a son, Travis Boggs of Waldron; a step-daughter, Nichole Kearney of Waldron; two step-sons, Josh Kearney and Sean Kearney both of Waldron; his mother, Lavern Boggs of Waldron; a brother, JL Lamont of Greenwood; his church family; and a host of great friends, as he never met a stranger. Pallbearers were Pepper Mitchell, Kenneth Johnson, Booger Oliver, Randy Horn, Leslie Hunt and Robert Hill. Honorary pallbearers were JP Hicks, Butch Sims and Garnett Cullafer. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
SHAWN ADAM BOGGS

Shawn Adam Boggs, 18, of Waldron went to be with the Lord Friday, October 15, 2004. He loved working on old trucks, spending time with his buddies and helping others when needed. He was preceded in death by his cousin Christopher Zimmer, two uncles Bimbo Slater and Rodney Nix and his "Auntie" Evelyn Hunt. Adam is survived by his parents Sheila and Mark Nix of Waldron and Jarred and Monica Boggs of Texas; one sister, Andrea Boggs of Waldron; a half sister, Rebecca Boggs of Texas; one step-brother, Kevin Boggs of Texas; his grandparents, Robbie and Thomas Wright, Robert and Cathy Zimmer, Glen and Louise Boggs, Roger and LaDonna Nix and JoAnn and Jerry Williams; his great-grandparents, Willard and Edna Slater; his aunts and uncles, Bill and Cassie Zimmer, Mark Zimmer, Brian Zimmer, Cody and Sonya Nix, Heath Owens, Amos Zimmer, Marie Carnahan, Sarah Owens, Kathy and Bob Slater, Ellen and Ernie Hayden and Barbie Slater; several cousins, Amber Zimmer, Paige and Matthew Zimmer, Savanah Zimmer, Erica and Ariel Nix, Jessie Parsons, Sadie Parsons, Kaylie McConnell, Derek McConnell, Devin Riley, Noah Riley, Amy Hattabaugh, Jaren Ridenhour, Rhoda and Doug Beyard, Joshua, Michael and Emily Beyard, Sharla Evans, Alisha Underwood, Keith Slater, Kristie and Kendra Underwood, Daniel and Kayla Button, Sydni Evans and Sam Slater; one special friend, Ronald Beyard; three special pets, Punkin, Nacho and Bear; and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:00 am at the Lamb Church in Waldron with Pastor Warren Gassaway and Pastor Steve Young officiating with special music by RoseAnn Isham, Rhoda Beyard and Amy Hattabaugh. "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "I Can Only Imagine" was played. Burial followed in the Lamb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jarod Dickens, Joey Majors, Boney Heath, Dustin Ammons, Billy Bob Shores and Jeremy Howell. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Zimmer, Mark Zimmer, Brian Zimmer, Keith Slater, Cody Nix, Heath Owens, Brian Mosley, Nathan Beckman, Leslie King, Brandon Chesnut, Shaun Jett, Joey Rippy, James Hunt, Willie Ewing, Heath Shores, Dillon Yandell, Eric Yandell, Dustin Husser, Kyle Goolsby, Gary Smith, Dustin Milligan, Keith Dedmon, Sean Kearny, Matt Forrest, Alex Carter, Justin Scott, Moe Shore, JD Woodcock, JT Preacher and Brian Ellenburger.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
HANNAH LEE BOLES

Hannah Lee Boles, 17 1/2 month old daughter of Jonathan and Tiffany Boles, died December 2, 2008 at her home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She was born June 15, 2007 in Rogers, Arkansas. Hannah was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Jannet Hutchens. Survivors include her parents, Jonathan and Tiffany Boles of the home; one brother, Jackson Boles of the home; paternal grandparents, Richard and Carol Boles of Highfill, Arkansas and Debbie & Rodney Sanders of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; maternal grandparents, Eddie & Becky Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal great grandfather, J.D. Davis of Henryetta, Oklahoma; paternal great grandmother, Eulean Reed of Henryetta, Oklahoma; maternal great grandfather, Ed Hutchens and wife Loretta of Waldron, Arkansas; and maternal great grandmother, Bennie Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2008 at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with Pastor Jay Foley and Pastor Tim Estes officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hannah Boles Care Account, c/o Arvest Bank, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Inc., Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 October 2012
JAMES ALLEN BOMAN

James Allen Boman of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 near Ola, Arkansas. James was born February 2, 1956 in Mena, Arkansas to LeRoy and Betty Jean (Slater) Boman. James was 56 years, 8 months and 7 days old. He was a member of the Living Word. James loved God with a passion and was always willing to share his faith with everyone. He was also a hard working man, that provided for his family. He was a logger for over 20 years and loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time in nature. It has been said that when you saw James Boman, he always had a smile on his face and could make you laugh, he never met a stranger. He had the biggest and kindest heart in the world. He married the love of his life Judi on December 21, 1973. But most of all James was so proud of, and loved his grandchildren with all of his heart. Grand-popy or Grandpa as his grandchildren called him will be missed by all of them. James leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 38 years, Judi (Brooks) Boman of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Brumbelow and husband Allen of Waldron, Arkansas, Dawn Boyd of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, James Boman of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Gregory, Jaylin, Dustyn, Tristan Brumbelow, Taylor Boman, Heaven Beeles, Hailey, Aerial and Ryan Boman. James is also survived by three sisters, Debbie Cheesman and husband Thurman of Waldron, Irene Waddle of Waldron, Arkansas, and Delta Erwyn and husband Joe of Des Moines, Iowa. James was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Betty Jean Boman. James' celebration of life service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Grady Parker, Rev. Waymon Hunt and Rev. Wendell Secor officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. James' pallbearers were Gregory, Jaylin, Dustyn and Tristan Brumbelow, Taylor Boman, Wade Cheesman, Dennis Cheesman and Thurman Paul Cheesman. James' visitation was 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 February 2007
LEROY BOMAN

LeRoy Boman, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas died in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 5:45 a.m. LeRoy was born in Waldron, Arkansas on September 19, 1932. He was the son of the late Roy and Irene Richmond Boman. LeRoy was raised and educated in Waldron, Arkansas and has lived in Kingman for the past several years. LeRoy was an ordained minister and founder of the World Mission Ministry. The ministry was started in 1972 and LeRoy traveled throughout the world as an evangelist and missionary. LeRoy was a former Golden Gloves boxer and his love was preaching the gospel. He married Janice Lucile Furr on May 16, 2003 in Kingman. She survives. Also surviving are his son James and wife Judi Boman of Kingman; his three daughters, Debbie and husband Thurman Cheesman and Irene Waddle, both of Waldron, AR and Delta Dunagan of Parks, AR; two step-daughters, Janet Yeoman of Crawfordsville and Taffie and husband Brian Furr of Veerdersburg; two half sisters, Virginia Diebolt and Delta Sutton, both of Las Vegas, NV; 39 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Slater) Boman, a brother, Ronald Vunovich and a granddaughter, Rachel Alexander. Funeral service was Monday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. with Paige Norfleet officiating. Memorial services will be held in Waldron, Arkansas at the Living Word Training Center on Saturday the 24th day of February at 1:00 p.m. LeRoy's remains will be buried at Friendship Cemetery following the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Joel's Army Apostolic Center, c/o Taffie Furr, 2495 S. 280 W., Veerdersburg, IN 47987.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
JIMMY LEE BONDS

Jimmy Lee Bonds, 74, of Booneville, Arkansas died September 18, 2011. He was born August 20, 1937 in Elm Park, Arkansas to Lee Audry and Ida Belle (Prince) Bonds. He was a manager at the Ace Comb manufacturing plant for 32 years, a member of Union Hope Baptist Church, an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, an avid outdoorsman and an active member of the National Riflemen's Association. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicki Lee Draper; one brother, Carrol Wayne Bonds. Survivors are his wife of fifty-two years, Willie Mae "Cookie" Bonds; a daughter, Shari Lynn Houp and husband, Randall of Booneville; two brothers, Bobby Gene Bonds and wife Minnie and J.L. Bonds and wife Beverley of Elm Park; a sister-in-law, Sue Bonds of Elm Park and a son-in-law, Don Draper of Booneville; three grandchildren, Les Nuckolls and wife Ashley of Wister, Oklahoma, Aaron Houp of Jacksonville, Florida and Mandi Houp of Fort Smith; three great-grandchildren, Kaden, Austin and Savannah Nuckolls of Wister, Oklahoma, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Jeff Bonds, Bobby Bonds, J.L. Bonds, Aaron Houp, Chris Williams, Les Nuckolls, Dave Draper, Don Draper and Billy Cook. Funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Booneville Funeral Service Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Elm Park under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
5 July 2006
PAUL ANDREW BONDS

Paul Andrew Bonds, 42, of Hot Springs went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 3, 2006. He was born to Joe and Doris Bonds in Wilmington, CA and grew up in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Karen Kay Robbins Bonds; his sons, Andrew Gregory, 16, Justin Paul, 13, and a daughter, Allison Elizabeth, 7, all of the home; his parents of Huntington, his mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Irene Robbins of Van Buren, his brother and sister-in-law, Jody and Stacy Bonds of Huntington; his siter and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Greg Garner of Springdale; his brother-in-law Greg Robbins of Seattle, WA; three nephews, Kelton Bonds, Forrest and Glenn Garner and a niece Summer Garner, and many, many more special family and friends. Paul was a devoted and loving husband and daddy, a cherished son, a loved brother, a true friend and a child of God. He grew up in Huntington, Ark. He graduated from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1987. He was hired by Wal-Mart and had a 19 year career ending as store manager in Hot Springs Village Wal-Mart. Paul and his family had the opportunity to live in many different places during his career and met so many dear friends. He was a member of Crossgate Church. He spent many years as an AWANA leader teaching children the word of God. He loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family, and of course he loved those Arkansas Razorbacks. One of Paul's biggest attributes was he was a man of integrity. He was genuine and trustworthy. He tried to instill that in his children. Two of his favorite quotes were, "Always do what's right even when nobody's looking," and "Always do your "Bonds" best." Words cannot express the deep loss his family and friends are experiencing. He will be so greatly missed. After a year long battle with cancer, we can praise our Lord that he is safely home in Heaven. Pallbearers will be Jeff Brewer, Gary Brown, Dewayne Harris, Ronnie Spears, Jeff Kilby and Bob McLellan. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Winters, Ronnie Ritter, Lee Currey, Larry Rowlsy and Charlie Broadbent, Marck Bremer and Jackie James. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Finley officiating. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas. Arrangements are with Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
23 July 2008
WAYNE BONDS

Wayne Bonds, 58, of Elm Park, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Sue Bonds of the home; one son Jeff Bonds and wife Becky of Ft. Smirth, AR; one daughter Michelle Williams and husband Chris of Greenwood, AR; 3 grandsons, Brandon, Landen and Austin Williams; 3 brothers, Jimmy Lee Bonds and wife Cookie of Booneville, AR, Bobby Gene and wife Minnie of Elm Park, AR, J.L. and wife Beverley of Elm Park, AR; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents Lee Audrey and Ida Belle Bonds. Funeral service was 10:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Freedom Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Watkins, Eugene Bonds, Sheldon Hudgens, Travis Moore, Shay Hattabaugh, Steve Hattabaugh, Ricky Joe Metcalf, Scott Clemons. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Bob Metcalf, Danny Metcalf, Ron Metcalf, J.L. Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Jimmy Bonds.

The Waldron News
26 June 2013
CYNTHIA RAY AYLOR BONNER

Cynthia Ray Aylor Bonner, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Randall, of the home; one son, Randall Bonner III and wife Kim of Magnolia, Texas; 1 sister, Linda Hernandaz of Jerrell, Texas; 2 brothers, Robert Aylor and wife Debbie of Pearland, Texas and Billy Aylor and wife Tena of San Antonio, Texas. Visitation was 2:00 pm till 3:00 pm Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Faith Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Chuck Vaughn, Steven Vaughn, Jacob Henry, Jerry Vaughn, Kelly Henry and Gordon Embree.

The Waldron News
16 September 1998
RANDALL ALBERT BONNER, SR.

Randall Albert Bonner Sr., 80, of Waldron, died Sunday, September 6, 1998 in his home. He was a retired carpenter and a Baptist. Funeral service was at Palmer, Alaska. Survivors include two daughters: Dorothy Russell, of Waldron and Diane Hays, of Palmer, Alaska, four sons: Randall Bonner Jr., of Waldron, Charles Bonner, of Montgomery, Texas, Earl Bonner, of Corinth, Mississippi and Michael Bonner, of Palmer, Alaska; one sister, Julia Beard, of Louis; four brothers: Robert Bonner, of New Jersey, Clyde Bonner, of Florida, L.E. Bonner, of Scotland, Arkansas and Ray Bonner, of Eudora; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 April 2000
ALLYE-MERLE BORDEN

Allye-Merle Borden died at home on April 5, 2000. Almost 100 years old, the last third of her life was spent in Leisure World. She was born on July 4, 1900 in Waldron, Arkansas. In 1921, she married Philip Borden, an oil company engineer in oil-boom Kansas. Her son, Dr. Philip Summers Borden (now a resident of Leisure World) was born there. Beginning in 1929, the family lived in Kansas City, MO, for 28 years, during the last portion of which Mrs. Borden was a purchasing executive for the city of Kansas City, honored by the mayor at her retirement. Mrs. Borden has regularly been active in churches, and a member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church since moving to Leisure World. Funeral arrangements and a small chapel service are by the O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary. Interment in Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas in the family section set aside by her grandfather in 1897.

The Waldron News
26 February 2014
BARBARA JANE BOREN

Barbara Jane Boren, age 73, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014. While a homemaker with young children, she obtained a degree from Austin College in 1975. Barbara was a world traveler and a passionate expert bridge player. She was a member of several bridge clubs in San Antonio and played at least three times a week. She loved to cook and enjoyed weekly home cooked meals with her twin granddaughters. She found pleasure acting in Community Theater and once was a stand-in and photo double for Bette Davis. She was a member of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, participated in Senior activities at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church and volunteerred her time at the Majestic Theater. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Don Boren and is survived by her children, Michael Simpson, Cynthia Simpson, Blake Simpson and wife Cristina; twin granddaughters, Juliana and Audrey Simpson; sister Joann Black; brothers George Marsh and wife Wanda and Bill Marsh and wife Debbie. Graveside service was Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, Texas.

The Waldron News
19 August 2015
FLOSSIE EVELINE BOREN

Flossie Eveline Boren passed from this life surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. She was born July 8, 1929 to the late Vernie and Lela Anderson Brewer. Flossie was 86 years, 1 month and 4 days old. Flossie leaves behind to honor her memory one son, Larry and wife Patti; three daughters, Linda Weatherly and husband Richard, Karen Williams and husband Steve, Teresa Holleman and husband Brad; eight grandchildren, Douglas Mays, Michael Boren, Brian Williams, William Holleman, Ben Holleman, Joni Rogers, Crystal Mays, Carrie Orta; 14 great-grandchildren, Tyler Mays, Andrew Rogers, Dustin Mays, Ethan Rogers, Blayden Mays, Jaden Orta, Claydin Boren, Dylan Ditgen, Michael Henry, Harper Boren, Raylyn Mays, Kylie Orta, Kaidence Williams, Caleighe Hughes; two great-great grandchildren, Roger Mays, Addie Mays and two brothers, Georgie and Vernon Brewer. Flossie was preceded in death by her husband Andrew; her parents; one son Andrew Jr. and one brother Lonnie Brewer. Visitation was Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Mike Shaddon. Burial was at Chant Cemetery near Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Douglas Mays, Michael Boren, William Holleman, Ben Holleman, Carrie Orta and Tyler Mays. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Williams, Brian Rogers, Aaron Orta, Bobby Ditgen, great grandsons and great-great grandson.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
ROBERTA A. BORROR

Roberta A. "Bobbi" Borror, 71, of Garnett, KS died Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS. She was born July 23, 1935 in Ottawa, IA to Robert Dennis Gleason and Lorena Mae (Millard) Gleason. Bobbi had worked in the accounts receivable department of the Oak Hill Hospital in Joplin, MO. She grew up in West Plains, MO where she graduated from high school. She lived in Neosho and Joplin, MO most of her life before moving to Garnett, KS in 1996. She married Walter Edward Davidson, Jr. Three children were born to this union, they later divorced. She then married Jerry Sigars, one son was born to this union and they later divorced. She is survived by her husband, Max Borror of the home; two sons, Mike Davidson and wife Jean of Clarksville, AR and Robert Sigars of Joplin, MO; two daughters, Catherine Carter of Paris, AR and Janet Bynum and husband Jim of Waldron, AR; one brother, Barbara Johnson and Donna Tomlinson both of Houston, TX, and Linda Calhoun of West Plains, MO; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside service will be Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Garnett Cemetery in Garnett, KS at 2:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
18 May 2016
RUTH BOSWELL

Ruth Boswell of Bates, Arkansas was born September 25, 1940 to Jim and Minnie Iva (Brothers) Cagle and passed away May 16, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas at the age of 75. She is survived by four daughters: Brenda Reed of Heavener, Oklahoma; Bonnie Underwood of Bates, Arkansas; Holly Braziel of Grove, Oklahoma; Lesia Glenn of Poteau, Oklahoma; Tammy Eagle of Rogers, Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Virginia Barnes. Ruth was a life-long resident of Bates, Arkansas and a retired line worker for Tyson Poultry. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Assembly of God in Bates, Arkansas with Reverend Troy Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in Coaldale Cemetery in Coaldale, Arkansas under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Viewing will be from Noon until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. until noon Thursday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
14 January 2009
AMMA BOTTOMS

Amma Bottoms, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 10, 2009 at a Waldron hospital. She was a school teacher. She is survived by her son Larry Bottoms; brother Herman Holleman; sisters, Allena Nelson and Ava Louise Dunn; nephew Marty Nelson; nieces Cheryl Travers, Gena Hardy, Tamara Nelson; 4 great nephews, 2 great nieces and 2 great-great nephews. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bush Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Patrick Travers, Herman Lee Moore, Marty Nelson, Trent Cox, John Fultz, Ronnie Keener and Keith Piles. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Black, Horace Bottoms, Johnny Murray, M.C. Nelson, Doug Moore and Herman Holleman.

The Waldron News
15 March 2017
ANNABELLE ELLEN BOTTOMS

Annabelle Ellen Bottoms of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, March 10, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Annabelle was born November 18, 1931 to Grover Cleveland Maxwell and Elsie (Sartain) Maxwell. Annabelle was 85 years old. Annabelle was a longtime member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Together with her husband, they raised three children and built the life they loved in Waldron. Annabelle enjoyed her flower garden and sewing. She especially looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren. Annabelle leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Randy Bottoms and wife Midge of Waldron, Arkansas, Swanna Frizzell of Waldron, Arkansas, Sharon Brigance and husband Jack of Greenwood, Arkansas, and one step daughter, Karon Ramsey, and husband Max, of Delaware, Arkansas. Memaw will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Laura Bottoms, April Bottoms, Amber Frizzell, Adam Frizell, Rebecca Beard, Erin Brown and Joshua Brigance, as well as 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Annabelle is also survived by one brother, Earl Maxwell of Yuma, Arizona. Annabelle will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Annabelle was preceded in death by her dear husband of 62 years, Horace "Hoss" Bottoms, her parents, Grover and Elsie Maxwell, four sisters and 3 brothers. Annabelle's graveside Celebration of Life service will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with Bill Yates officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Annabelle's visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 October 2006
ARTHUR LEWIS BOTTOMS

Arthur Lewis Bottoms of Warrenton, MO, formerly of Conroe, TX, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, MO, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 26 days. Arthur was born to John L. and Elsie (Earl) Bottoms on January 16, 1942 in Waldron, AR. He was the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Emmett G. Hines and the late Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Bottoms of Waldron. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Boyer on September 15, 1961 in Santa Ana, CA. To this union were born eight children, Arthur, Jr., John, Christopher, David, Alan, Barbara, Angie and Susie. They celebrated 45 years of marriage. Arthur was a retired painting contractor. He was a member of Living Faith Church in Conroe, TX, and Christ Centered Fellowship in Warrenton, MO. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Bottoms of Warrenton, MO; four sons, John Bottoms of Lubbock, TX, Christopher Bottoms and wife Bridget of Conroe, TX, David Bottoms and Arthur Bottoms, Jr., both of Medway, MA; three daughters, Angie Johnson and husband Lynn of Conroe, TX, Barbara Travis and husband Tom of Warrenton, MO and Susie Coffey and husband Marvin of Boles, AR; four brothers, Stanley Bottoms and Bobbie Bottoms, both of Nashville, TN, Ronnie Bottoms of Boston, MA, and Larry Moore of CA; two sisters, Sue Bottoms of LA and Wandalee Bottoms of Ratcliff, AR; 23 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; other relatives and friends. Others surviving him are two aunts, Barbara Huston and family and Betty Jo Lee and family, also two cousins, Bill Luttrell and family, Linda Barnett and family, and other relatives and friends all of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Alan Bottoms, one sister, Shirley Haga, and one great-granddaughter, Kaidence Creed. Private cremation services were under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton, MO. Memorials may be made to the family in c/o the Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383.

The Waldron News
3 January 2007
BOBBY DALE BOTTOMS

Bobby Dale Bottoms, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 28, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the Bush Community Church, worked 23 years for International Paper, and 15 years for the Scott County Road Department. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bush Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Sue Bottoms of the home; one son, Dale Bottoms of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Charlene Simmons of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Malcolm and wife Anita Bottoms of Bakersfield, CA, Horace and wife Anna Bell Bottoms of Waldron, AR. He is preceded in death by four brothers, Otis, Glen, J.T. and George (Bud); two sisters, Glady Hughes and Mary Nell Whitsom.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
DALE EDWARD BOTTOMS

Dale Edward Bottoms, 44, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, May 20, 2011, at his home. Dale was born Sunday, February 12, 1967 in Mena, Arkansas to Bob Bottoms and Sue (Burnett) Bottoms. He was an avid reader. Dale is survived by his mother Sue Bottoms of Waldron, Arkansas; special friend LaDonna Catlett of Waldron, Arkansas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Dale's memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bush Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Dale's family has requested that memorials be made to the Bush Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
30 March 2005
DORIS BOTTOMS

Doris Faye Bottoms, age 76 of Waldron died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Rachel Bottoms. She is survived by three sons, Larry and wife Lori Bottoms of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gary Bottoms of Maumelle, Arkansas; Terry and wife Jennifer Bottoms of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Melba June Pugh of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Ivis Lee Gentry of Desoto, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 June 2006
GARY DELBERT BOTTOMS

Gary Delbert Bottoms, 57, of Maumelle, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006 in a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two brothers, Terry Don Bottoms of Spiro, OK and Larry K. Bottoms of Broken Arrow, OK. Pallbearers were M.C. Himes, Scott Clemmons, Rick Sims, Herman Moore and Bill Bartholomew.

The Waldron News
13 October 1999
GEORGE LEE (BUD) BOTTOMS

George Lee (Bud) Bottoms, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired mechanic. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Billie Bottoms of the home; one daughter, Linda Cole of Greenwood, AR; two sons, Jerry Bottoms of Waldron and David Bottoms of Baytown, Texas; two sisters, Charlene Simmons of Waldron and Mary Nell Whitson of Seminole, Oklahoma; four brothers, Otis of Waldron, Malcolm of Bakersfield, CA, Horace and Bob of Waldron; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
13 July 2011
HORACE (HOSS) BOTTOMS

Horace (Hoss) Bottoms, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, July 8, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Hoss was born February 12, 1921 at Ross Creek, Arkansas to the late Thomas Newton and Mattie (Goddard) Bottoms. He was raised in the Ross Creek community and attended school and church at the Bush Community Church. He served his community as a carpenter, painter, business owner, worked for the U.S. Forest Service and served on the Waldron City Council for over 2 decades. He was known wherever he went for his friendliness and humor. Hoss is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annabelle Maxwell Bottoms; four children, Randy Bottoms and wife Midge of Waldron, Swanna Frizzell of Waldron, Karon Ramsey and husband Max of Mena, and Sharon Brigance and Jack of Russellville; 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and many friends and relatives. Hoss was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Newton and Mattie Goddard Bottoms, four sisters, Gladys Hughes, Mary Nell Whitson, Charlene Simmons and a twin sister that died at birth; six brothers, Otis, Glen, Malcolm, George Lee (Bud), James Thomas (J.T.) and Bob Bottoms and two nephews, Larry and Dale Bottoms. Hoss' memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Woodral officiating. Hoss' family had a private graveside service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Bush Cemetery with Rev. Fred Woodral officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
LARRY GAIL BOTTOMS

Larry Gail Bottoms of Parks, a retired pharmacist, age 62, died on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the Waldron Mercy Hospital. Born August 10, 1947 at Brown's Hospital, Waldron, Arkansas to Amma (Amy) and J.T. Bottoms. He graduated from Waldron High School and then the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He worked for Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR until his retirement. Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his maternal uncles and aunts, Herman Holleman and wife Daphene of Parks, Louise Dunn of Waldron and Allena Nelson and husband M.C. of Greenwood, AR, as well as his paternal uncle and aunts, Horace Bottoms and wife Annabelle and Charlene Simmons of Waldron. Additional survivors include several cousins and a host of friends. Larry will be especially remembered as a devoted son and kind and loving nephew and cousin. He enjoyed farming as well as flying and held his private pilot's license. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Holleman officiating and burial at Bush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trent Cox, Patrick (Trae) Travers, Marty Nelson, John Fultz, Herman Lee Moore, Keith Pyles, Ronnie Keener and Randy Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Black, Horace Bottoms, M.C. Nelson, Herman Holleman, Doug Moore, Danny Pinon and Johnny Murry.

The Waldron News
2 September 2009
MALCOLM "MONK" BOTTOMS

Malcolm Bottoms, 86, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Waldron, died Aug. 16, 2009. Graveside service was held at Hilcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield on Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Malcolm "Monk" was born Feb. 22, 1923 in Waldron to the late Tom and Mattie (Goddard) Bottoms of the Bush community. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Otis, Glen, J.T., George "Bud" and Bob, all of Waldron, and two sisters, Mary Nell Whitson and Gladys Hughes of Oklahoma. He moved to Bakersfield in 1950 and worked 31 years in the fencing business. He loved his family and enjoyed countless hours in his garden. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anita Bottoms, son James Bottoms and daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Dave Dumler; grandsons James Jr., Clinton and Cody Bottoms; Nick and Josh Aguirre and great-granddaughter Kylie Aguirre; one brother, Horace and wife Annabel of Waldron; one sister, Charlene Simmons of Waldron; two sisters-in-law, Billie Bottoms and Sue Bottoms of Waldron, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to any charity of your choice.

The Waldron News
6 May 2009
MANUEL LYNN BOTTOMS
July 20, 1959 - April 30, 2009

Manuel Lynn "Go-Go" Bottoms, 49, of Dardanelle died Thursday at Dardanelle. He was born July 20, 1959 in Hot Springs. He was a nuclear plant concrete finisher. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Lee Bottoms and and nephew, John "Little John" Short, Jr. Survivors include his mother Christen Bottoms of Danville, a son, Tanner Bottoms; a daughter, Megan Bottoms; mother of his children, Leslie Bottoms, all of Waldron; twin brother Glynn Bottoms of Chickalah; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Sandy Bottoms of Belleville; sisters and brother-in-law, Patsy Gray of Belleville and Karen Meek of Ola; several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews and nieces. Graveside funeral service was Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Zion Cemetery in Briggsville under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
OKALINE BOTTOMS

Okaline Bottoms, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 11, 2008 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bush Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Jean Billings and her husband Curtis of Waldron, AR, Ann Scott and her husband Harold of Witcherville, AR, Angie Adaway and her husband David of Waldron, AR; one son, Bobby Bottoms and his wife Gayle of Waldron, AR; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; one sister, Nona Wagner of Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Otis Bottoms and twin daughters, Janice Jean and Jeanette Jane. Pallbearers were Daymon Scott, Garett Scott, James Billings, Bob Jetton, Chris Brewster and Darrell Smith.

The Waldron News
30 August 2006
OTIS BELL BOTTOMS

Otis Bell Bottoms of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Waldron, AR. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bush Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Okaline Bottoms of the home; one son, Bobby L. Bottoms of Waldron, AR; three daughters, Ann Scott of Huntington, AR, Jean Billings of Waldron, AR and Angie Adaway of Waldron, AR; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Malcolm Bottoms of Bakersfield, CA; Horace Bottoms of Waldron, AR, Bobby Bottoms of Waldron, AR; one sister, Charlene Simmons of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his twin daughters, Janice Jean and Janette Jane Bottoms. Pallbearers were Terry Scott, James Billings, Jerry Elmore, Robert Jetton, Chris Brewster and Darrell Smith.

The Waldron News
6 December 2006
RUBY LEE BOTTOMS

Ruby Lee Bottoms, 76, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2006 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bush Community Church. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the Bush Community Church with interment in the Bush Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Hale of Springdale, AR, Michelle Sparks and husband David of Waldron, AR, and Melissa Crowson of Springdale, AR; four grandchildren, Ben Sparks, Allie Sparks, Mackenzie Crowson, Maddison Crowson; one sister, Robbie Westfall of Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Bottoms. Pallbearers were David Sparks, Keith Brown, Mike Crowson and Randy Bottoms.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
GLENDA F. BOUCHARD

Glenda F. Bouchard, 62, of Booneville, AR passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR. Glenda was born May 5, 1950 in Waldron, AR to William J. & Inez M. (Titsworth) Evans. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Bouchard of the home; daughter Robbie Christmas of Van Buren, AR; sons, Steven Morrison of Booneville, aR, William Morrison of Malvern, AR, James Patton of Oklahoma City, OK; 1 granddaughter, Sierra; 3 grandsons, Derek, A.J. & Shane; her parents, William J. & Inez Evans of Booneville, AR; 4 sisters, Shirley Preston of Paris, AR, Wanda McInturf of Magazine, AR, Billie Ryles of Nashville, TN., Sandra Dixon of Paris, AR; 3 brothers, Randy Evans of Dryden, VA, Marvin Evans of Wister, OK, Perry Evans of Ft. Smith, AR. Services were Friday, October 26, 2012 at Howe Cemetery Pavilion, Howe, OK with Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK.

The Waldron News
7 October 2015
RICK BOUNDS

Memorial Service for Rick Bounds is set for November 28th at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Pastor Tim Russell will officiate at Rick's double feature film premier in honor and memory of him as a person, film director and the loving husband and friend he was. Performing will be Danny Jones, and in attendance will be his family and friends, and those involved with the films; and anyone who cares to stop by and give their condolences. Rick Bounds was laid to rest in the loving care of Martin Funeral Homes of Waldron, Arkansas. Rick's wishes were to be cremated and I have honored those wishes, his remains will be delivered home to me here in Waldron. I have said my formal goodbyes but it will never be goodbye forever. He is home now with God and in heaven and was a very good Christian man, and loving husband. He was an ordained Baptist minister in his lifetime, as well as a Fugitive Recovery Agent, Film Director and Author. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. Rick Bounds is survived by his wife, Jennifer Anderson-Bounds, brothers, Keith Bounds, Guy Bounds and his sister Bobbi. Rick is the son of A.E. Bounds and Gladys Hughes Bounds. Brother also to Don Bounds and Kent Bounds who passed to be with the Lord years earlier. He loved his children very much, Benji and Tennille. Born a Bounds in Raleigh Mississippi, Smith County in 1953, and later becoming a member of our community here in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 February 2002
MARY LUCILLE BOURNS

Mrs. Mary Lucille Bourns, age 87, a resident of Valliant, Oklahoma died Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the McCurtain Memorial Hospital at Idabel, Oklahoma. She was born on October 3, 1914 in Dodge City, Kansas to the late Jesse and Irene Colclasure Barnacascel. She was retired from Lane Poultry in Grannis, Arkansas and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gillham, Arkansas. Mrs. Bourns was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bourns on April 8, 1991, a daughter, Shirlee Bourns Brown, and three brothers, Bud Barnacascel, Richard Barnacascel and Jesse Barnacascel. She is survived by one son, Gregory Lee Bourns of Waldron, Arkansas; three daughters, Lynda Roady of Valliant, Oklahoma, Ila Montgomery of Shreveport, Louisiana and Mary Lynn Reese of Longview, Texas; five sisters, Pauline Berschart of Toppenish, Washington, Eva Brazelton of Hayden, Colorado, Anna Stump of Ephrata, Washington, Betty Little of North Highland, California and Patty Daniels of Richland, Washington; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Bourns will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the Mineral Cemetery in Gillham, Arkansas with George Wormington officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen.

The Waldron News
16 April 2014
NORMA G. BOWERMAN

Norma G. Bowerman of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Norma was born April 19, 1923 to Thomas C. Wakefield and Josie (Smith) Wakefield in Apperson, Oklahoma. Norma was 90 years, 11 months and 18 days old. Norma worked in the restaurant business for a number of years. At retirement, she was enjoying the food service industry in Midwest City Hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma. In 2000 Norma moved to White Hall, Arkansas to be closer to her family. Norma moved to Waldron in 2009 to live with her son and daughter in law when they retired. She enjoyed crocheting and spending quality time with her family. Norma leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Donna Jean Hill of Norman, Oklahoma and one son Thomas Walker and wife Patsy of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Marie Hill of Norman, Oklahoma, Russell Walker and wife Paula of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Angie Brown and husband Kevin of Sherwood, Arkansas and Vicki Howell of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma Norma will be missed by her great grandchildren: Anna Newcomb and husband Kyle of Hensley, Arkansas, Emily Freshour and husband John of Little Rock, Arkansas, United States Army Ranger Zachery Brown, Nathan Brown of Sherwood, Arkansas, Landen Walker of White Hall, Arkansas, Clinton Walker of White Hall, Arkansas, Jordan Landreth of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Cole Reed of Dallas, Texas and Devon Dixon of Waldron, Arkansas and great great grandchildren: Zoey Paige Newcomb, Leighton Grace Newcomb and infant Freshour. Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Josie Wakefield, one sister, Ruth (Wakefield) Grimmer, and three brothers, Lloyd Wakefield, Paul Wakefield and Ralph Wakefield and her husband, Willis (Curly) Bowerman. Norma's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Dale Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Norma's visitation was Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Norma's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or The American Diabetes Association. Norma's family would like to send a heartfelt "Thank You" to the staff of Mercy Hospital Waldron and the staff of Waldron Nursing Center for the care and support these past months.

Scott County Times
14 April 2004
GLENDA LEORA BOWERS

Waldron--A memorial service for Glenda Leora Bowers, 80, of Waldron was held Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 2:30 pm at Waldron Kingdom Hall. Glenda died Friday, April 9, 2004 in a Waldron nursing center. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include three sisters, Reatha Wilson of Waldron, Muriel Montgomery of Arizona and Royce Haguewood of North Carolina; three brothers, Alford Hughes of Oklahoma and Bob Hughes and Fred Hughes both of California; two grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
WILLIAM ELIJAH "ELI" BOWIE

On Friday, December 20, 2013, William Elijah Bowie or "Eli" passed away. Eli was a 2011 graduate from Westside High School in Coal Hill, Arkansas. He attended Forrester Davis Development Center in Clarksville, Arkansas until the time of his death. He is survived by his father, Charlie Bowie of Greenbrier, and his mother and stepfather, Gina and Rick Mars of Russellville. His surviving siblings are Zack and Valerie Bowie of Greenbrier, Alex and Seth Bowie of Russellville, step-brother Ryan Mars of North Little Rock, and half brother Drew Bowie of Timbo, Arkansas. He was born on October 10, 1992 in Conway, Arkansas. He died on December 20, 2013 in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Eli lived his life to the fullest. He loved to travel, eat out at restaurants and at the Church potluck. He enjoyed traveling, listening to music, watching movies, bowling, swimming and riding four wheelers. And he absolutely loved the beach! Anyone who knew Eli has an "Eli" story to tell because he touched so many lives. When Eli entered a building you knew he was there. He spread his joy to all those around him, and tried to make sure that everyone was ok. Those who were fortunate enough to have made his acquaintance will miss his kindness, cheerful attitude and comedic personality. Eli's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Pastor Gary Pettit officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Beauchamp, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Eli's pallbearers were Eddie Staggs, Jr., Stewart Staggs, Clay Staggs, Tyler Long, Wayne Clark, Joe Berry, Danny Berry and Jim Bowie. Eli's visitation was Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 December 2011
GEORGE CLINTON BOWLES

George Clinton Bowles, age 84, of Mena passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at his home. He was born Friday, October 7, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana to William Edgar and Elise Marie Vegas Bowles. He was united in marriage November 7, 1945 to Ercel Freddie Scott in Waldron, Arkansas. He went to work at the shipyards in Vancourver, Washington at age 16 and was a supervisor by age of 17. He held numerous jobs in his early years including working for Bell and Howell, Johnson and Johnson, Seeburg and Swanson Coffee and Tea Company. He finally settled in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a lab technician for Durkee Famous Foods for 16 years. He also worked for the Chicago Police Department as an undercover officer. Upon moving to Mena, he went to work for the Polk County Road Department for 12 years until his retirement in 1989. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in April 1964 and was baptized shortly thereafter. He became ordained as a Deacon on May 1, 1964 in the New Decade Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. In Arkansas he attended Corinth Church of God before his health declined. George was a friendly, talkative man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed building and making wood items, including numerous walking canes of sumac which he delighted in giving away to those in need. He touched many in his lifetime and will surely be missed, but there is rejoicing in Heaven at his home going. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son George Kenneth Bowles, Jr., one brother, William Bowles, three sisters, Edna Mae Mittlesteadt, Virginia Natalie Bryant and Elaine Bowles. Survivors include two sons, James R. Bowles, Sr. of Mena, Larry Neal Bowles and wife Christine of Mena; three daughters, Janet Elaine Madison and husband Marvin, Robbie Ellen Wilhite and Glynda Elizabeth Pearce all of Mena; one sister, Mary Alice Slaten of Waldron; seventeen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held on December 12, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Floyd Folsom officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Chapel in Mena. Interment will be at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Bill Scott, Aaron Pearce, Ronnie Pearce, James Bowles, Jr., Patrick Burns, Colby Wright and Joey Moore. Honorary Pallbearers will be Vernon Wilhite, Kenneth Sublett, Dezi Bowles, Travis Eisner, Ronnie (Bubba) Bowles, William Hicks and Michael Brown. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas, P.O. Box 845, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

The Waldron News
23 February 2005
TOMMY G. BOWLES

Tommy G. Bowles, 62, of Hodgen, OK died Monday, February 14, 2005 in Dallas, TX. He was a graduate of Heavener High School, a surveying engineer, and served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He was preceded in death by his parents, R.K. and Fern Bowles and one son, Brett Bowles. A memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 at First Baptist Church in Hodgen, OK with burial of cremains in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Lambert of Dallas, TX; one son, Robert Bowles of Austin, TX; two brothers, Allen Bowles of Dover, AR and Ronnie Bowles of Waldron, AR; four grandsons, Nathan Steelman, Joshua Bogue, Clint Long and Theron Bowles. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Waldron News
22 June 2016
CHRISTIAN MICHAEL BOWLIN

On June 11, 2016 Christian Michael Bowlin went home to be with his Heavenly Father. Christian was born May 28, 2005 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Christian is survived by his parents, Mickey and Sonjia Bowlin, a brother, Zander and sister, Talya Bowlin and extended family and friends. Christian was an active member of Mansfield Boy Scouts of America Troop #330. He was passionate about spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and loved reading. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Funeral service was at 10:00 am Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Homes in Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Christian's uncles. Honorary pallbearers were the Mansfield Boy Scouts of America Troop #30.

The Waldron News
31 July 2002
FRANCES L. BOWLIN

Frances L. Bowlin, 88, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, July 28, 2002 in Parks, Arkansas. Mrs. Bowlin passed away at the home of Gary and Carolyn Davis of Parks, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, and a loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Ladies Auxiliary and Fort Smith Eagles Lodge. She was the widow of Chester Bowlin. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. She is survived by one sister, Dicy Delrio of Reno, Nevada and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Brian Perkins, Shane Perkins, Billy Ray Bowen, Jeremy Orick, Greg Chamblee and Steven Vandenburg.

The Waldron News
10 September 2008
CAROLD PERSHING BOYD

Carold Pershing "Perry" Boyd, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 6, 2008 in the Waldron Nursing Center. he was a member of the Denton Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, and retired from the United States Forest Service. He is survived by two daughters, Carole Lewis and husband Bud of Greenwood, Arkansas, Judy Kastl of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Clarence Boyd and wife Leslie of Waldron, Arkansas, Billy Boyd and wife Cindy of Greenwood, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Yvonne Dunn of Muldrow, Oklahoma. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Denton Baptist Church with interment at Sehorn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brad McCurry, Danny Brown, Tim Lewis, Larry Horn, Bruce Waddle and Harley McCurry. Honorary Pallbearer is Ronnie Nelson. Martin Funeral Home, Inc.

Scott County Times
19 March 2003
ERNESTINE BOYD

Ernestine H. Boyd, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, March 15, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Leona Holt, and two brothers, John and Billy Holt. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 17, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Perry Boyd of the home; one daughter, Kathy Duke of Kansas City, Kansas; two step-daughters, Carol Lewis of Greenwood, Arkansas and Judy Kastl of Waldron, Arkansas; two step-sons, Clarence Boyd of Waldron, Arkansas and Bill Boyd of Greenwood, Arkansas; two sisters, Rose Gilliland of Damascas, Arkansas and Peggy Baswell of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren, Kim Beets of Kansas City, Missouri and Terry Melon of Kansas City, Missouri, and twelve step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dave Duke, Bruce Waddle, Daniel Boyd, Ernie Holt, Logan Beets, and Clint Holt.

The Waldron News
10 November 1999
MARION HOLLAND BOYD

Marion Holland Boyd, 98, of Mansfield, AR died on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and member of Mansfield United Methodist Church in Mansfield, AR. She was the widow of C.R. Boyd. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 at Mansfield United Methodist Church in Mansfield with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. She is survived by two daughters, Carol M. Leonard of Fort Smith and Albuquerque, NM and Jane Raiford of Little Rock, AR; two step- daughters, Irma Overton of Mansfield, AR and Romalee Strang of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Dale Holland of Basehor, KS; one sister, Mildred Sanders of Moore, OK; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
TREVA ETTA BOYD

Treva Etta Boyd, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 15, 2000 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Denton Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17 at Denton Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Carold (Perry) Boyd of the home; two daughters, Carole Lewis of Fort Smith, AR and Judy Kastl of Waldron, AR; two sons, Clarence Boyd of Waldron, AR and Bill Boyd of Greenwood, AR; one sister, Verla Stovall of Waldron, AR; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers Ronnie Nelson, Harley McCurry, Bryan Kopf, James Kopf, Danny Brown and Brad McCurry.

The Waldron News
20 December 2006
ELLIE BOYDSTON, SR.

Ellie Boydston, Sr., 84 years, 7 months of Greenwood died Tuesday, December 12, 2006 in his home. He was born May 1, 1922 in Boles, Arkansas to Jessie and Mary Boydston. He was 9th of 11 children. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lois, of 58 years; three daughters, Lois Bromley and husband Gary of Greenwood, Peggy Howell and husband John of Greenwood, Cindy Slankard and husband Eddie of Witcherville; one son, Ellie Boydston, Jr. and wife Sherry of Fort Smith; one adopted son, Douglas McAlister of Plano, Texas. He had 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ellie was a veteran of WWII and a farmer before he married his wife, Lois Escalante in 1948. In 1951, he moved his family to Dumas, Texas, where he worked for Shamrock Oil and Gas for 16 years as a supervisor. In 1967, he moved his family to Mansfield, Arkansas where he worked until he retired as an electrician for the government at Fort Chaffee. He was of the Baptist faith, a 32nd degree Mason, member of Reid Lodge of Mansfield and Pulliam Lodge of Witcherville. He was a member of The Liberty Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Amrita Grotto, and a member of the White Shrine, Western Arkansas Consistory. He was an avid coon hunter and a beekeeper. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 16, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville with burial at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Pallbearers were Ellie Boydston, Jr., Shane Boydston, Brian Moore, Kevin Moore, Jeremy Slandard and Jeremy Ruth. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Mills, Greg Needham, D.R. Symonds and Richard Nolan.

Scott County Times
21 September 2005
GEORGIA "BALDWIN" BOYT

Georgia Lee "Baldwin" Boyt, age 80, of Oden, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in Hot Springs Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oden First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Baldwin. She is survived by her husband Willard W. Boyt of the home; one daughter, Lynda J. "Boyt" Bruce of Oden, Arkansas and one sister, Frances Floy Richardson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Oden First Baptist Church with burial at Pencil Bluff Cemetery at Pencil Bluff, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
CHARLES EARL BRANHAM

Charles Earl Branham of Nicoma Park, OK passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22 at VA Hospital. He was 76 years old. He was born in Hartford, AR on May 26, 1929 to Luke Corda & Susie Mae Branham. He is survived by his wife Patricia of the home; two daughters, Phyllis Reed of Waldron, AR and Charla Branham of Castle Rock, CO; one granddaughter, Angela Roughey of Harrah, OK; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Gardner of Waldron, AR; one grandson, David Gardner of Waldron, AR; three step-sons, Ricky Dickson of Nashville, TN, Randy Dickson & Michael Dickson of Newalla, OK; one brother Donnie Branham of Hackett, AR; one sister, Nadine Jones of Brooksville, FL and numerous step-grandchildren, family & friends. Urn interment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery at Choctaw, OK on Thursday, Dec. 29th at 1:00.

Scott County Times
10 November 2004
CHRISTINE BRANHAM

Christine Branham, age 68 of Belleville, died Wednesday at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in Blue Ball, Arkansas on June 1, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Leona Garner Millard. She was a Meme to the children at Meme's Childcare in Belleville. She was preceded in death by sisters, Patty Millard, Sandy Millard and Odessa Cravens Massey and a brother, James "Blue" Millard. Survivors are her husband of 32 years, Ray Branham; a son, Tim Wagner of Waldron; a daughter, Sue Wheelis of Belleville; two step-daughters, Marsha Rosenberg, Enila Fitzpatrick; a step- son, Churck Branham of Illinois; a sister, Debbie Whala of Bluffton; a brother, Quince Millard of Danville; step-sisters, Melba Riley of Hector, Gail Brown of Fort Smith, Juanita Barnett of Waldron; step-brother, Odis Grimes of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. Services were held on October 25, 2004 with Reverend Joe Gramling, Reverend Mike Shaddon and Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Burial at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

The Waldron News
11 August 2004
JOHN A. BRANHAM

John A. Branham, 89, of Midland, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Pink Bud Nursing Home in Greenwood, Arkansas. Born October 6, 1914 in Fort Smith, he was the son of Reverend Bert and Emma Branham. He was a retired minister of the Pentecostal Church of God for 40 years. He pastored churches at Y-City, Ozark and Midland, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by three children, Janice Joyce, Judy Thompson and Jesse Joel. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Lee; three sons, Jerry John, Jackie Joe and Jeffery James, all of Houston, TX; one daughter, JoAnn Hawthorne of Midland, AR; two sisters, Betty Covemaker and Peggy Hanks of Illinois; one brother, Donny Branham of Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Temple Church in Ozark, Arkansas with Reverend Kenneth Elmore and Reverend Mike Shaddon officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Pallbearers were ministers of the Pentecostal Church of God.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
JUDY ELIZABETH BRANSTETTER

Judy Elizabeth Branstetter of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, April 15, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Judy was born December 6, 1938 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Jesse Earl Dodd and Alene Bertha (Rhodes) Dodd. Judy was 74 years, 4 months and 9 days old. Judy was a woman of many pleasures. She enjoyed many activities such as animals, especially cats, painting, books, movies and music. Judy also loved to do crafts and bird watching. In 2008 Judy was named Waldron Nursing Center Queen. Judy was a joy to be around even though her health was not always good. Her main objective was to add a little sunshine to everyone she was around and brighten everyone's day. Judy leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter Sonja Lowry and husband David of Waldron, Arkansas. Judy will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of friends and loved ones. Judy is preceded in death by her husband Virgil Branstetter, mother Alene Smith and one brother, Michael Dodd. Judy's family would like to thank Mercy Hospital and Waldron Nursing Center for all your wonderful care and love given to Judy. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 August 2012
GRACE E. MITCHELL-BRASHER

Grace E. Mitchell-Brasher, 90, of Gravelly, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful Godly woman. Grace is survived by one daughter Norma and husband Rod Rupe of Gravelly, AR, two grandchildren, David and wife Melissa Rupe of Prairie Grove, AR, Teresa Bourns of Atkins, AR; seven great-grandchildren, Autumn Alyssa and Corbin Rupe, Juliana and Lauren Bourns, Tyress and Hannah Watkins. She is also survived by one sister, Lil Robinson of Little Rock, AR, one step-daughter Loretta Watkins of Greenwood, AR; two step great grandchildren, Wyatt and wife Debra Watkins of Tontitown, AR, Laura Watkins of Ft. Smith, AR and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her first husband Norman Mitchell, second husband Jeff Brasher, four brothers, Paul, Opal, Oral and Odas Hunnicutt and one sister Beulah Ball. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Gravelly Methodist Church with burial in the Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Philip Robinson, Mike Robinson, Alan Hunnicutt, Kent Hunnicutt, Randy Hunnicutt, Bill Hunnicutt, Tyras Hale and Wyatt Watkins. Donations can be made in her name to the Gravelly Methodist Church at 28853 Hwy. 28 E., Gravelly, Arkansas 72838 or to Parks Cemetery at Nola, c/o JB Wagner, 30301 Hwy. 28 E., Gravelly, Arkansas 72838.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
JEFF H. BRASHER

Jeff H. Brasher, 91, of Gravelly, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 18, 2007 in a waldron nursing home. He was a carpenter and a Methodist by faith. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007 at the Parks Methodist Church with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Grace Brasher of the home; one daughter, Loretta Watkins of Greenwood, AR; one step daughter, Norma Rupe and husband Rod of Gravelly, AR; four grandchildren, Wyatt Watkins and wife Deborah, Laura Watkins, David and Mellisa Rupe, Teresa and Jeff Bourns; five great-grandchildren, Ty Hale, Hannah Hawkins, Autumn and Alyssa Rupe, Juliana Bourns; Aunt Tempie Hawkins of Waldron; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Brasher. Pallbearers were Troy House, Wallace Hill, Dalton Hawkins, Howard Hollman, Gary Holland and Frank Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Morgan, Bill Slagle, George Hawkins and Charles Rogers. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Hawkins Cemetery, Parks Methodist Church or Gravelly Methodist Church.

The Waldron News
28 October 1998
MORENE BRASHIER

Morene Brashier, 80, of Waldron died Oct. 20, 1998 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church where she was active in music and teaching. She taught school in Scott County, and worked as an LPN in the Scott County Hospital and Pinewood Nursing Home. Survivors include four sisters, Bernice Herrin of Victoria, Texas, Treva Leeper of Fort Smith, Clarodean Willmes of Coulterville, California, Maxine Gavin of Wagoner, Oklahoma; two brothers, Buel A. Owens of Copperas Cove, Texas and Mondell Owens of Waldron; 16 nieces and nephews and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral service was set for 3 p.m., Oct. 23, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron.

Scott County Times
2 March 2005
VIRGINIA BRASSFIELD

Virginia Simpson Brassfield, age 89, of Fort Smith died Sunday, February 20, 2005 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a member of the Coop Prairie Church and the widow of Lester Simpson and the late John Brassfield. She is survived by two sons, Martin Simpson of Atlanta, Georgia and Jerry Simpson of Corvella, Montana; one sister, Ina Gene Hudson of Houston, Texas; one brother, Mel Harp of Lubbock, Texas; one granddaughter, Virginia Anderson of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandsons, Martin Simpson, Jr. of Mobile, Alabama, Christopher Simpson of Billings, Montana and Jeffery Simpson of Billings, Montana and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Coop Prairie Cemetery at Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Jeffery and Marty Simpson, Jimmy Donald, Donald Williams, Danny Hurt and Glen Hurt.

The Waldron News
4 January 2012
BARBARA ANN (McFARLAND) BRAUN

Barbara Ann (McFarland) Braun went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday evening, December 23, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Barbara was born November 21, 1945 in Jennings, Louisiana to the late Francis McFarland and Geraldine (Rutchlege) McFarland. Barbara was a faithful member of the Saint Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. Barbara was a people person, she never met a stranger; she loved people and loved doing things for people. She loved life and loved to cook, and for cooking she loved to cook Cajun food like shrimp gumbo. In her life Barbara did many things like truck driving and was a motel desk clerk. Above all she loved her husband, children and many, many friends. Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Dan Braun of the home; three sons, Steven of Austin, Texas, Alan James of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Richard of Lafayette, Louisiana. She leaves two sisters, Francis Sue Lyons of Crawley, Louisiana, Ruth Gail McFarland of Rayne, Louisiana; a niece Cheryl Ann Daigle of Rayne, Louisiana; along with numerous other nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death in addition to her parents by one sister, Shirley Ray McFarland. Barbara's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011 at the St. Joseph Catholic in Rayne, with Father Clint Trahan officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iota, Louisiana. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Barbara's visitation will be held at the Gossen Funeral Home, 504 N. Polk Street, Rayne, LA, Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm Thursday at the Gossen Funeral Home Chapel. Barbara's pallbearers will be Jeff Shepler, Darrell Long, Pete Raymond, Gordon Saunder, Willie Bronet and David LeBlanc.

The Waldron News
8 November 2017
DANIEL "DAN" THEODORE BRAUN

Daniel ‘Dan’ Theodore Braun went on to be with his Lord and Savior Friday morning, November 3rd, 2017. Daniel was born August 18th, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Felix E. Braun and Mildred C (Marcyes) Braun. He was 72 years old. Daniel was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving in the military, he worked as a long haul truck driver. Upon retirement, ‘Dan’ traveled and was a state park host. He then settled in Waldron, Arkansas where he enjoyed his retirement life on his land with his animals. He loved to help and assist others. ‘Dan’ was known for being the type of person to give you the shirt off his back. His kindness and contagious smile will be deeply missed. Daniel leaves behind to cherish his memory one daughter, Jennifer Dunmore and husband Eric of San Antonio, Texas. Grandpa will forever be in the hearts of his three grandsons; Demetris Edwards and wife Lory and daughter Leadette of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Kevin Dumore of Austin, Texas and Devin Dunmore of San Antonio, Texas. Daniel is also survived by one brother Ervie E Braun and wife Mildred of San Antonio, Texas along with one sister Evelyn C. Carolan of San Antonio, Texas. Daniel will be missed by all that knew him and those whose lives were impacted by him, including a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Felix and Mildred Braun, half brother Allen Braun and half sister Joyce Clark. Daniel's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment will be in Zion Luthern Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Daniel's visitation will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 September 1998
HERMAN (STUBBY) BRAZIL

Herman (Stubby) Brazil, 76, of Waldron, died Friday, September 4, 1998 in his home. He was a retired bus driver for Waldron Public Schools, World War II Veteran and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; two step-daughters: Janell Stamps and Phyllis Reed, both of Waldron; one step-son, Dale Lambert, of Danville; two sisters: Flo Taylor, of Waldron and Freda Hunt, of Fort Smith; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Waldron Public Schools bus drivers. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
LOIS GALLIMORE BRAZIL

Bobbie Elois Gallimore Brazil was born on February 9, 1925 at Packsaddle. She died on Friday, November 2, 2007 at Waldron. She was 82. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2007 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Janell Stamps of Waldron, Arkansas, Phyllis Reed of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Dale Lambert of Nola, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Stacey Beatty of Danville, Arkansas, Mary Lynn Mentz of Danville, Arkansas and Angie Roughley of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandsons, Brad Stamps of Waldron, AR, David Gardner of Waldron, AR and Lewis Dale Lambert of Danville, AR; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eustus Lee and Mary Ella Smith Gallimore, six sisters, Bertie, Ola, Nora, Fannie, Pearlie and Clara, one brother, Johnny and her husband, Herman Brazil. Pallbearers were grandsons, Brad Stamps, Lewis Lambert and David Gardner and grandsons-in-law, Larry Beatty, Mitchell Mentz and Brandon Roughley.

Scott County Times
16 November 2005
LARRY BRENNAN

Larry Lee Brennan, age 78, of Waldron died Tuesday, November 8, 2005 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Jehovah's Witness. He is survived by his wife Dianne of the home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 12, 2005 at Waldron Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Maxwell, Dale Bates, Tom Cooper, Leo Singleton, Richard Singleston and Chester Jones.

The Waldron News
10 May 2017
EDMOND RAY BREWER

Edmond Ray Brewer, 75, of Elm Park, Arkansas passed away May 2, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born October 22, 1941 in Elm Park, Arkansas to the late Raymond and Ruby (Hattabaugh) Brewer. Edmond was superintendent of Mansfield Schools for over 15 years, once he retired from that position he was principal at Van Buren Middle School and at Coleman Junior High School in Van Buren. He is survived by one son Michael Kinney and wife Shelley of Kibler, Arkansas, grandchildren; Jamilyn and Dylan Kinney, sister Joyce Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas, brother Gene Brewer of Mansfield, Arkansas, nieces and nephews; Greg and wife Jennifer Ridenhour, Dana and husband Kelvin Cahoon, Jeff and wife Tammy Brewer, Mike and wife Kelly Brewer, Stacey Ridenhour and husband Tony Girdner. He is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews; Lacey Ridenhour, Erin Curtis, Kameron Brewer, Alec Curtis, Brandon Brewer, Nathan Brewer and Gabe Ridenhour. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Thursday May 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday May 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Mansfield with Rev. Phillip Slaughter and Rev. Mike Galinato officiating. Burial will follow the services at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. Pallbearers will be Mike Brewer, Jeff Brewer, Greg Ridenhour, Brandon Brewer, Alec Curtis and Jerald Hattabaugh.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
ELAINE (WEBSTER) BREWER

Elaine (Webster) Brewer. Born June 18th, 1941 in Nashua, New Hampshire to her parents Morris E. Webster and Edna Mae (LaFountain) Webster. She is survived by her parents, her husband, her children, and all of her siblings. Parents, Morris E. and Mae Webster of Cherry Brook Healthcare Center, Canton, Ct. Husband, Jim E. Brewer of Shepherd, TX. Siblings, Theresa and Carlton Taylor of Davenport, NY; Morris G. and Carol Webster of Bushkill, PA; Susan J. and George Beaulier of Canton, CT, and David and MaryAnn Webster of Bellerica, MA. Children, Robert A. and Colleen Brewer of Highlands Ranch, CO; Cindy E. and Norman Adamek of Spring, TX; David P. and Tracy Brewer of Humble, TX; Danny P. Brewer of Cumming, GA; Scott D. and Cindy Brewer of Brenham, TX. Eleven grandchildren, Danielle Brewer, Andrew Adamek, Aimee Brewer, Robert Brewer, Michelle Brewer, William Adamek, James Brewer, Brittany Brewer, Rachael Brewer, April Adamek and Grace Brewer. Elaine set aside a growing and industrious profession that she really liked and left this work force of Advertising and Marketing to surrender to the highest calling that God ever called a woman to be, The Guidance Counselor, and Spiritual Instructor of five of the most wonderful children that God has created. She thought not of her own profession, but to provide loving and caring lives for her children. Even though her life was marked with sickness and poor health in her later years, most everyone was encouraged by her life. She held leadership positions in every church she joined. Sunday School teacher, Church Hostess, Wedding Consultant, and Youth Advisory Council. When God called her home, He needed someone to be in charge of His heavenly garden and there she is today, humming and rearranging the Sanctuary flowers for the Wedding Feast. The coroner may state that a cause for her going home was cancer. She had cancer, but cancer didn't have her. She went home praising God with a song in her heart. Services were held at Spring Baptist Church, Spring, TX on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10 am with Pastor Lucian Stohler and interment was at First Baptist Cemetery, Romayor, TX. Visitation was Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, TX, from 5-7 pm.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
MARGUERITE BREWER

Marguerite Brewer, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Jewel Burnett and husband J.D. of Waldron, Beulah Anderson and husband V.J.; five grandaughters, Jewel Dean Shank and husband Donnie, Debbie Pyles and Darrell, Dawnda Stringer and Mike, Rhonda Anderson, April Anderson Rye of Greenwood, AR; three great-grandchildren, Eli Stringer of Ft. Smith, Brandy Wilson and Tim of North Carolina, Ethan Rye of Greenwood, AR; two brothers, Ray Hunt of Havana, AR and Rex Hunt of California; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2008 at Waldron Assembly of God Church with interment at the Buffalo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Stringer, Eli Stringer, Donnie Shank, Darrell Pyles, J.D. Graham and Bill Yates.

Scott County Times
5 January 2005
RUBY BREWER

Ruby Lea Brewer, age 82, of Mansfield died Friday, December 31, 2004 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Freedom Baptist Church and the widow of Ramond Brewer. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Ridenhour of Waldron; two sons, Edward Brewer and Gene Brewer both of Mansfield; one sister, Della Faye Scantling of Waldron; five brothers, C.E. Hattabaugh of Lucas, Lloyd, Van, Howard Lee and Bobby Hattabaugh of Mansfield; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2005 at Freedom Baptist Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery at Freedom community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Steve, Kenny, Jerald, Mitchell, Lance and Van D. Hattabaugh.

The Waldron News
14 November 2012
BILLY JOE "BILL" BRIDGES

Mr. Billy Joe "Bill" Bridges, 81, of Portland, AR & Boles, AR, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his residence in Boles. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossie Bridges of Boles, AR; two sons, Gary Bridges, wife Betty of Crossett, AR, Billy Ray Bridges of Gulfport, MS; three daughters, Ann Bridges and Julie Kelley both of Crossett, AR, Janice Grayson, husband Joe of Star City, AR; four step-children: Larry Boren, wife Patti and Linda Weatherly, husband Richard, all of Boles, AR, Karen Williams, husband Steve & Teresa Holleman, husband Brad all of Waldron, AR; one brother, four sisters, thirteen grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and twenty seven great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, November 7 at 2:00 pm in the Cromwell Chapel with Bro. Ray Williams & Bro. E.W. Ricks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, AR.

The Waldron News
19 September 2007
ALBERT H. BRIGANCE

Albert H. Brigance was born September 13, 1932 near Keota, Oklahoma. He is the second of six children born to Otto & Okla (Christenberry) Brigance. He graduated from Keota High School in 1951. His Bachelor Degree was complete as an honor student at Southeastern State University, Durant, Oklahoma in 1955 while serving in the Air Force. He served in the Air Force from 1953 through 1957 and attained the rank of Staff/Sergeant. His career specialties included flight simulator technician and education specialist. He did a tour of duty in Japan while serving in the Air Force. He and Pat Hicks met while attending Southeastern State University and were married at Durant, Oklahoma, March 31, 1956. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1957 he began his teaching career in Fresno County, California. Their two daughters Rebecca & Royce were born in Fresno while they were living there. He completed his Masters Degree at Fresno State University in 1960. In 1960 the family moved to La Puente, CA where Al continued his teaching career with the Hudson School District. He did post graduate study in school administration, special education and school psychology at the California State University - Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. While living at La Puente he and Pat became guardian of Irene Dee & JoAnn Zook. In 1965 the family moved to Eureka, CA where Al served as school psychologist for 12 years with the Humboldt Co. Supt. of School's Office. His first book was published in 1976 and the second in 1978. Following the publication of his second book he took early retirement from the California School System to devote full time to writing and teacher training. In 1979 he chose to move to Maryville, TN in order to be in a central location and so that traveling nation wide to do teacher training and consulting would be easier. Mr. Brigance authored more than 40 books which have been used nation wide as well as some used internationally. He has been a major author with Curriculum Associations of North Billerica, MA since 1976 and recently Phoenix Learning Systems in Pennsylvani. Special Honors include naming to: The Wall of Fame at Keota High School, Keota, OK, Who's Who in American Education, 1994, Who's Who in America, 1995, Adjunct Proffesor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. For his accomplishment in education, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from South Eastern Oklahoma State University where there is a scholarship fund established in his name. After moving to Tennessee, the state in which his Brigance ancestors had settled in the 1780's - 200 years prior, he began researching and compiling the Brigance Genealogy. In 1981 he began coordinating the nation wide Brigance Reunion. He published the Brigance Genealogy in 1982. It was revised and published in two volumes in 1995. He published the Christenberry Genealogy, his maternal ancestors, in 1984. He attended church regularly throughout his life. He was led to accept the Lord by the witness of a close friend James Williams who later became a Baptist minister and has continued a close relationship with him throughout the years. He was baptized at the Hacienda Heights Baptist Church in California. He attended the First Covenant Church while living in Eureka and after moving to Maryville attended Maryville First Baptist Church and Fairview United Methodist Church. He departed this life on the top of Mt. LeConte on September 11, 2007 at the age of 74 years. He is survived by: His wife of 51 years, Pat; two daughters, Rebecca Brigance of Seymour, TN and Royce Jackson & husband Randy of Maryville, TN; foster daughter, Irene Dee Damron & husband Don of Maryville, grandson, Sgt. Matthew Haynes & wife Christa, Phillip Damron & wife Bea, Kenneth Damron & wife Michelle; granddaughters, Jamie Garrett & husband Luther, Cindy Densmore & husband Shawn; great-grandchildren, Mattie & Katie Garrett, Benjamin & Abby Simons and Montana & Lisa Damron; sisters, Mrs. Frances Buchanan & husband Clarence of Quinlan, TX and Mrs. Patsy Adnerton of Planto, TX; brothers, James Brigance of Las Vegas, Louis Brigance of Stigler, OK, Loyd Brigance of Greenville, TX; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will b eheld at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2007 at Fairview United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry Russell officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Saturday, September 15, 2007, Smith Trinity Chapel. A private entombment will be held at Grandview Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to: Blount County Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804, Spark Plug Sunday School Scholarship Committee at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN 37803, Mt. LeConte Lodge, 250 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 or the South Eastern Oklahoma State University Foundation, PO Box 4187, Durant, OK 74701-0609.

The Waldron News
17 December 2008
SSGT. ARNOLD BRIGANCE

SSgt. William Arnold Brigance, 70, of Booneville, Arkansas died December 11, 2008. He was retired from the United States Marine Corp as a Staff Sergeant and later served ten years in the Army National Guard and was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viva Brigance. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at Taylor Cemetery in the Tate Community under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service. Arnold is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Brigance of the home; his father, Willie Brigance and wife Katy of the Tate Community; two daughters and spouses, Sherry and husband David Dickason of Booneville, Priscilla and husband Brian Tuttle of Booneville; four grandsons and their wives, Anthony and Heather Dickason of Fort Smith, Evan and Tammie Dickason of Booneville, PFC William Barry and Cassey Witt of Beaufort, SC, and Cory Witt of Booneville; two granddaughters, Ilena Dickason and Madison Dickason; two sisters, Lenora and husband Dale Caldwell of Havana, and Shaney and husband Kenny Watts of Waldron; two brothers, Jay and wife LouElla Brigance of Waldron, Gene and wife Laura Brigance of Booneville, numerous family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Dempsey, Billy Bob Cauthron and Bob Curry.

The Waldron News
24 July 2002
BENJAMIN MINER BRIGANCE

Benjamin Miner Brigance, 97, of Booneville, AR passed away Thursday, July 4, 2002 in a Booneville nursing home. He was a retired dairy farmer and member of Longridge Baptist Church in Carolan, AR. He was preceded in death by his wife Roxy Brigance. Funeral service was held Monday, July 8, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Longridge Baptist Church in Carolan with burial at Bloodsworth Cemetery. He is survived by three sons, Buck, Jack & Mack Brigance of Booneville; two daughters, June Tate of Booneville and Judith Burrows of Havana; two brothers, Thurman & William Brigance of Booneville; one sister, Leacy Wilson of Booneville; 10 grand- children and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his nephews.

Scott County Times
1 August 2001
CHARLENE BRIGANCE

Charlene Brigance, 80, of McAlester, Oklahoma died Monday, July 23, 2001 in McAlester. She was a retired restaurant owner, a member of Quinton First Baptist Church and the widow of Herbert Brigance. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Jean Hugo of Oklahoma City and Janice Gale Watson of Wilburton, Oklahoma; two sons, Herbert Clifford Brigance of Quinton, Oklahoma and James Randall Brigance of Panola, Oklahoma; one sister, Joyce Matthew of Waldron; one brother, W.R. "Bud" Rice of Waldron; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Derek Watson, Greg Brigance, Sean Hugo, Mark Hugo, Rowland Glenn and Kelly Sandmann.

The Waldron News
23 January 2008
ELSIE MAE BRIGANCE

Elsie Mae Brigance, 81, of Tate, Arkansas died Saturday, January 19, 2008 in Booneville, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and member of Union Hope Baptist Church in Tate, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Long Ridge Baptist Church in Carolan, Arkansas with burial at Taylor Cemetery in Tate, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. She is survived by her husband, Thurman Brigance of the home; one daughter, Jane Hattabaugh of Ione, AR; one son, Paul Brigance of Tate, AR; one brother, Joe T. Fitzerald of Barling, AR; and one grandchild. Pallbearers were Jerry Fitzgerald, Mack Brigance, Leon Boersma, Jr., Buddy Lawrence, Jeff Vennink, Tony Preston and Gene Brigance.

The Waldron News
14 July 2004
JAMES CLIFFORD BRIGANCE

James Clifford "J.C." Brigance, 84, of Gentry, Arkansas died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at a local nursing home. He was born April 10, 1920 in Waldron, Arkansas to James Henry Brigance and Esther Taylor Brigance. He was a fishing reel repairman for 20 years with Daisy Manufacturing Co. of Rogers, Ark., from 1964 until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gentry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching and feeding the squirrels and birds around his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Quinna Camden Brigance, whom he married on May 4, 1950, in Woodlake, California, and two brothers. He is survived by two sons, Ed Brigance of Gentry and David Brigance of Springfield, MO; a sister, Irene Sorrells of Abbott, AR; five grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Stockdale Funeral Services with Mark Evans. Burial was at the Coffelt Cemetery outside of Vaughn, AR. Pallbearers were Scott Brigance, Shawn Brigance, Dustin Brigance, Robert Reeves, Trenton Tisdale and Robert Andrews. Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Brigance, Mason Brigance, Austin Brigance, Dallas Brigance, Jason Brigance and Alexander Brigance. Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1366, Gentry, AR 72734.

Scott County Times
24 April 2002
JOHN BRIGANCE

John R. Brigance, age 81 of Waldron, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002 in his home. He was the retired owner and operator of Brigance Engine (1946-1997), a veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific with the Seabees, retired member of Waldron Fire Department, served as Waldron City Alderman, member of Waldron Masonic Lodge for 55 years, and was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Syble and a daughter, Doris. Funeral services were at 4:00 pm Saturday, April 20 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Thurman officiating and was followed by interment at Duncan Cemetery with the Waldron Masonic Lodge officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were members of Waldron Masonic Lodge, honorary pallbearers were Eric, Mark, Keith and Alan Brigance, Joe Bingham and Chris Brotherton. Mr. Brigance is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Maurene Brigance, Roger and Sharon Brigance, Richard and Carla Brigance all of Waldron, five grandchildren, Mark, Keith, Eric and Kyra Brigance all of Waldron, Amy Brotherton and husband Chris of Van Buren, one great grandchild Bradley Brotherton of Van Buren. Other survivors include two brothers, Omer and Fred Brigance both of Waldron, two sisters, Stella Bingham Butler of Waldron and twin sister, Ruby Roach of Toledo, Ohio along with several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
10 June 2015
KATHERINE LOUISE BRIGANCE

Katherine Louise Brigance passed from this life Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Maud, Texas. Katie was born March 21, 1938 to Robert Allen Baker and Mildred Lucille (Graybill) Baker in Marion, Ohio. She was 77 years, 2 months and 10 days old. Katie enjoyed crocheting, gardening, fishing and travelling. She also enjoyed reading and listening to Elvis Presley and Bluegrass music. After retirement she loved attending Bluegrass festivals. "Katydid," as she was known while serving as the VFW President for the State of Nevada, also continued to serve as a lifetime member of the VFW-Women's Auiliary in Arkansas. Katie leaves behind to cherish her memory six children: Sherry Hall (Suzy), Debra and Thomas Johns, Stephen and Sonya Gaines all of Maud, Texas; Greg Gaines of Yerington, Nevada; Jeff and Donna Gaines of Waldron, Arkansas; William (Tony) and LouAnna Gaines of Greenwood, Arkansas; Katie will be missed by seven step-children: George (Pat) Gaines, David and Margit Gaines, Norma Jean Brownson (Jeanne), Lenora Caldwell, Jay and Louella Brigance, Shaney Brigance and Gene and Laura Brigance; Katie will also be missed by one brother, Herbert and Jeanie Baker of Marion, Ohio; Granny Katie leaves behind twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Katie is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Shirley, Sally and Betty; two brothers: Robert (Bud) and David (Butch), her husbands George Gaines and William Brigance; and one step-son: William Arnold. Katie's life celebration was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons: Eric, Eddie, Taylor, Christopher, Caleb, Will and Riley Gaines, Kitt and Keith Henry, Thomas and Nicholas Johns, Aaron and Kelly Brownson. Katie's visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Family received friends from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
12 November 2003
OMER BRIGANCE

Omer Brigance was born at Tate, Arkansas to Jack Brigance and Effie Wagoner on October 28, 1915. As a young boy he worked for his father who ran saw mills at Tate and later at Hon. When he was 18 years of age, he drove a lumber truck for his father who operated a saw mill at Winfield. At the age of 21, he married Martha Pinnick. Her family was from Chant, Arkansas, which was just north of present day Midway on Highway 71. Before WWII, he worked as a truck mechanic for Denton Motor Company in Waldron with a salary of $7.50 per week. During the war years he and his father operated a truck and automobile repair shop behind what is now the Corner Mart, Highway 80 and 71. He also had a small radio repair shop located in the shop. After the war, he worked for H.T. Brougon Hardware, located now where Donald Goodner has his law office. In 1949 he went with some partners and opened an appliance store next to where the old Waldron Post Office was located on Main Street selling washing machines and refrigerators. In the early 1950s to about 1970 he owned and operated a Radio, T.V. and Appliance repair shop behind R.G. Olivers Jewelry store. Later, he was partners with Clark Bailey and they operated a T.V. sales and repair shop on Main Street. From about 1978 and to his retirement, Omer worked for Bud Rice Furniture and Appliance Store. Omer was a member of the Waldron Fire Department, was on the Waldron School Board, and the Director of Scott County Civil Defense. He was a 50 year member of Waldron #132 Masonic Lodge. Omer Brigance, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 6, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Omer was survived by a son, Dennis Brigance of Leland, North Carolina and a daughter, Linda Applegarth of Montgomery, Alabama. Omer's grandchildren are Matthew and Keith Brigance and Don and Laura Angel. Omer has four great-grandchildren: Cameron, Austin and Kate Brigance, and Gabrial Mann. Omer is survived by a brother, Fred Brigance of Waldron and two sisters, Stella Butler of Waldron and Ruby Roach of Toledo, Ohio. Pallbearers were Don Angel, Roger Brigance, Jim Wilmoth, Larry Rice, Larry Brigance and Miles Dozier.

The Waldron News
28 January 2004
QUINNA ANN BRIGANCE

Quinna Ann Brigance, 85, of Gentry, Arkansas died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003 at a local health care facility. She was born July 5, 1918 in Harvey, Arkansas to William Camden and Eula Crowley Camden. Quinna retired after 20 years of service with Daisy Manufacturing; enjoyed quilting, crocheting and fishing. Quinna especially enjoyed sending and receiving Christmas cards during the Christmas season. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Gentry and moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1964 from Willis, California. Survivors include her husband of 53 years J.C. Brigance of the home; two sons, Ed Brigance and his wife Martha of Gentry, David Brigance and his wife Paul of Springfield, Missouri; a sister Helen Ferguson of Waldron, AR; five grandchildren, Scott Brigance, Shawn Brigance, Krystal Reeves, all of Gentry, Dustin Brigance of Fayetteville, and Jason Brigance, with the United States Navy in San Diego, CA; and 11 great grandchildren. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 26, 2003 in Coffelt Cemetery near Vaughn, Arkansas, with Mark Evans officiating. Memorials may be made in honor of Quinna Ann Brigance to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o First Baptist Church of Gentry, P.O. Box 116, Gentry, Arkansas 72734. Funeral arrangements were provided by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.

The Waldron News
3 September 2014
WILLIAM B. BRIGANCE

William B. Brigance, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on August 27, 2014 at the Waldron Nursing Center. He was born January 22, 1920 in Tate, Arkansas to the late William A. and Ollie (Taylor) Brigance. He is survived by his wife Katie Brigance of Texarkana, Arkansas, four children: Lenora Caldwell of Havana, Arkansas, Jay Brigance and wife Louella of Waldron, Arkansas, Gene Brigance and wife Laura of Booneville, Arkansas, Shaney Watts and husband Kenny of Waldron, Arkansas, one daughter-in-law Linda Brigance of Booneville, Arkansas, several step-children, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. William is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Veva Brigance, one son, William Arnold Brigance, his parents, great-grandson Zack Caldwell and one son-in-law Dale Caldwell. Visitation was Friday, August 29, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Family visited with friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Taylor Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Brigance, J.B. Brigance, Greg Caldwell, John Fereck, Billy Watts and Tony Gaines. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul John Brigance, Jeff Bush, Mack Brigance, Jack Brigance, Buck Brigance, Dewayne Chancellor, Jerry Chancellor, Neil Brigance and Bud Brigance.

The Waldron News
3 October 2012
MRS. JUNE LEE WARD BRITT

Mrs. June Lee Ward Britt, age 76, a resident of DeQueen, Arkansas, died Tuesday, September 25th in the Brookewood Nursing & Rehab. She was born to Julian Olren and May Bell Brewer Ward in Gillham, Arkansas on June 3, 1936. She was a retired LPN, as well as a homemaker. She was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing, sewing, outdoors, flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, and in 1987, her husband, John Homer Britt. She is survived by a son, John Thomas Britt of DeQueen; two daughters, Vickie Lynn Harris of Horatio, and Roxie Anne Jewell of Waldron, Arkansas; a step-daughter, Tressie Elizabeth Merworth of Coleman, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Mrs. June Britt will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27th in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, DeQueen.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
FREDDIE MAE BROADAWAY

Freddie Mae Broadaway, age 82, of Mena passed away Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Mena Regional Health Center. She was born August 11, 1925 in Philadelphia, Mississippi to W.A. and Lena Daws Echols. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Broadaway on February 28, 1941 in Trumann, AR. She was a homemaker, owned a fabric/sewing center in Trumann and Jonesboro, AR and was employed in Harrisburg, AR at American Greeting Card Company. She lived in Trumann, Blytheville, Marked Tree and Jonesboro before moving to Mena, AR in February 2004. Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law Shirley Jo and Dr. Wally Liles of Mena and Van Buren, AR. Grandchildren are Kerri Liles Moehlenpah and husband Sam of San Diego, CA, Ashlea Liles Ison and husband John of North Little Rock, AR, Wally Liles III and wife Sarah of Marion, AR and Kenny Liles of San Diego, CA. Great-grandchildren are Joshlyn Kate and Atalie Anne Moehlenpah of San Diego, CA and Conner Wallace Ison of North Little Rock, AR. Also, she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law W.A. and Nettie Bee Echols of Lake City, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Broadaway and her daughter Mary Frances Broadaway, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services were under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro, AR with the visitation on Monday, September 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The service was at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Jonesboro on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Chance and Kenny Liles officiating. Interment followed at the Nettleton Cemetery.

Scott County Times
8 December 2004
ELMER BROADDRICK

Elmer Broaddrick, age 78, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, died Friday, December 3, 2004 in a Sapulpa nursing home. He was a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas and a Baptist, widower of Imagene Broaddrick. He is survived by one son, William and his wife Diana of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; one sister, Madge Richardson of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bush, Lesley Hacker and Randy Broaddrick. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at Hon Cemetery at Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
30 March 2011
DEMA RUTH BROGAN

Ruth was born to William Hurley & Frances Keylon in Oklahoma on March 7, 1919. During childhood her family moved to Scott Co., Arkansas. Ruth lived most of her life in Waldron. She worked several jobs in Waldron. Her main job was at the Waldron Furniture Factory. Her great love was First Baptist Church where she served in the nursery for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ernest "Sonny" Keyton. Survivors include her son Jerry (Sandy) Brogan, four grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Chuch, Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
JANE BROOKS

Jane Brooks died on June 22 after a short bout of pancreatic cancer. She was born Jane Pitman on March 2, 1925 in Danvers, Mass. There are three children of her first marriage: Lenore, David and Rebecca Choate and three step- children: Gina (deceased), Matthew and Philip Brooks. She had many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Before she and husband Al Brooks settled in the Lamb Community of Scott County in 1978 to build their own home and cow-calf operation, she had been a nursery school teacher and had been director of some Head Start programs in New Jersey. She was an excellent photographer and when her eyes succumbed to macular degeneration, began writing poetry. Jane was beloved by all who got to know her. In a final act of generosity, she asked that her body be donated to medical research so that others might benefit from any new knowledge gained. There will be a memorial for her when her ashes are returned. Friends and family will be informed. She leaves a void in the hearts of all who loved her that can never be filled.

The Waldron News
17 November 2010
JIMMY DALE BROOKS

Jimmy Dale Brooks, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday, November 5, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a tow truck operator, builder, mechanic, forklift operator and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Girvis and Janice Brooks, his wife Emma Brooks, his second wife Mattie Brooks, a son Bill Neill, a sister Linda Marvin, a brother Larry Brooks and a grandson Michael Montgomery Rose. Services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Ocker-Putnam Funeral Home Chapel and burial with military honors at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by three daughters, Darlene Prine of Gassville, AR; Debbie Dassing of Ozark, MO and Pam Rose of Waldron, AR; three sons, Jeffery Neill of Alma, AR, Richard Neill of Van Buren, AR and Jason Neill of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Brenda Hanna of Alma, AR and Sherry Engrav of Van Buren, AR; one brother David Brooks of Fort Smith, AR; 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Neill, Ryan Rose, Jeremy Turman, Jeff Neill, Rick Prine and Jerry Dassing. The family visited with friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 8th at Ocker-Putnam Funeral Home, 4500 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, AR. Memorials may be made to either The Pioneer Club, 500 North F St., Fort Smith, AR 72901 or to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Waldron News
3 May 2000
MELBA IRENE BROOKS

Melba Irene Brooks, 76, of Brooklyn, New York formerly of Parks, Arkansas died Monday, April 24, 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was a retired candy factory worker, a Baptist and the widow of Manny Brooks. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2000 at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Venezia of Brooklyn, NY and Marcia O'Hannessian of Brooklyn, NY; one son, Morris Brooks of Cliffwood, NJ; three sisters, Mary Giakas of Memphis, TN, Jane Watts of Eustis, FL and Pauline Scott of Waldron, AR; one sister-in-law, Ronella Roberts of Hartman, AR; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

The Waldron News
5 September 2012
PATRICIA "PAT" ANN BROOKS

Patricia "Pat" Ann Brooks went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Pat was born February 26, 1939 to John Windebank and Helen (Mushina) Windebank in Chicago, Illinois. Pat was 73 years, 6 months and 2 days old. Pat was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a devoted christian and her faith in God was evident. Pat, also known as Miss Pat by some at church, was very involved in singing in her church choir. She helped the children to put together special songs to sing at church, she worked with the children's Christmas program each year and she loved to share with others about what the Lord had done in her life. Miss Pat was a strong believer and an inspiration to all. Pat served as Commissioner of the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Veterans Commission and Treasurer of the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery Beautification Foundation. She loved doing her volunteer work. After Pat retired her artist brush, she began to collect jewelry. Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters, Cathy Reppert of Wisconsin, Cheryl Reeves of Oregon and Caren Crawley and husband Billy Don of Booneville, Arkansas. Grandma is also survived by seven grandchildren and one sister. Pat, Miss Pat and Grandma will be deeply missed by many many friends and loved ones. Pat is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Brooks, her parents John and Helen Windebank and one sister. Pat's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment was 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pat's pallbearers were Bud Sims, Mac Lee, Buzz Sigman, Matthew Hibbs, Brent Keener and Wayne Crawley. Pat's visitation was Friday, August 11, 2012 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haw Creek Baptist New Life Center, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
2 July 2003
TOM BROOKS

Tom Brooks, 70, of Parks, Arkansas died Friday, June 20 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was a retired U.S. Marine and police officer, member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Bronze Star with Combat Valor. A memorial with military honors was [will be] held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 7 at the Arkansas Veteran's Cemetery at North Little Rock, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Brooks of the home; five daughters, Pamala Jost of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Sherrie Brooks of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Caren Crawley of Booneville, Arkansas, Catherine Reppert of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and Cheryl Reeves of Ramona, California; one son, Thomas L. Brooks, Jr. of Yucca Valley, California; four sisters, Dixie Hewitt of Peoria, Illinois, Rosella Riley of Newton, Illinois, Mabel Brooks of Columbus, Illinois and Betty Brooks of Bloomington, Illinois; one brother, Earl Brooks of Mooresville, North Carolina; and ten grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, Beautification Foundation, P.O. Box 783, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72115.

Scott County Times
23 February 2005
DORTHA BROOMFIELD

Dortha May Broomfield, age 61, of Needmore died February 16, 2005 Wednesday in a Waldron hospital. She was a production worker for Tyson Foods in Waldron. She is survived by five sisters, Lillian Cunningham of Hamburg, Arkansas, Wanda Rogers and Rosa Wagner both of Waldron, Monette Austin of Gravelly and Linda Rogers of Y-City; two brothers, Henry Curtis of Hot Springs and Raymond Curtis of Waldron and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Chant Cemetery with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
26 October 2011
RUSSELL E. BROOMFIELD

Russell E. Broomfield of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, October 21, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was born March 25, 1960 in Odessa, Texas to Lowell Broomfield and Sue (Sims-Broomfield) Watkins. He was 51 years 6 months and 26 days old. Russell attended the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. His love for the outdoors was very evident. He loved to hunt and fish. Deer hunting was his passion, he hunted in Bow, Muzzleloading and Rifle season. He lived and breathed for the day he could go to deer camp at his favorite spot at Forester. Russell would tell deer hunting stories over and over again to his family so one day they could pass them on to Kylie and Jacob his grandchildren. He had a very special buddy that he loved very much, his dog Bella. Above all he loved his children and grandchildren and extended family. Those left to cherish the memory of Russell are his wife, Tamara of Waldron; two sons, Jason Broomfield of Mena, Arkansas and Matthew Broomfield and wife Jennifer of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandpa Russ will be greatly missed by grandchildren Kylie and Jacob Broomfield of Waldron, Arkansas. Russell is also survived by his mother Sue Watkins of Mena, Arkansas and one brother, Roger Broomfield and wife Meredith of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one nephew and two step-nephews as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Russell was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Broomfield and his step father L.J. Watkins. Russell's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2011 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Russell's pallbearers were Kyle Metcalf, Jeff Brewer, Ronnie Bruton, Russell Sims, Doug Sims and Russell Davis. Russell's visitation was Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas

Scott County Times
14 September 2005
ALFRED BROTHERS

Alfred Brothers, 83, of Bates, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2005 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was a member of the Bates Baptist Church and a retired farmer and rancher. He was also a veteran of WWII. Graveside service was held at 3:00 pm Friday, September 9, 2005 at Weeks Cemetery with burial at Weeks Cemetery near Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Mona Brothers of the home; three daughters, Linda Stolsworth of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Geraldine Herth of Highland, California and June Thompson of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one son, Carl Maxwell of Heavener, Oklahoma; three sisters, Beulah Ellis of Rover, Arkansas, Lula Cagle of Bates, Arkansas and Annie Hoover of Heavener, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons.

The Waldron News
3 February 1999
BILLY WAYNE BROTHERS

Billy Wayne Brothers, 58, of Waldron died Jan. 28 in a Fort Smith hospital. He attended the Waldron Assembly of God Church where he gave his life to the lord Jan. 23. He was also a constable. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Feb. 1, at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery at Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He was survived by his wife, Marie of the home; three daughters, Sheila Baker of Meridian, Texas, Wendy Bryant of Mansfield, Sheryl Corn of Walters, Oklahoma; one son, Kevin Brothers of Waldron; mother, Ruby Null of Waldron; four stepsons, Chad Nason of Waldron, Gary Nason of Russellville, Steven Nason of Russellville, Rick Landry of Van Buren; several nieces and nephews; 17 grandchildren. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon Feb. 1.

The Waldron News
23 April 2014
CHESTER LEE BROTHERS

Chester lee Brothers of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, April 18, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Chet was born August 28, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas to R.L. Brothers and Peggy (Copeland) Brothers. Chet was 55 years, 7 months and 21 days old. Chet's family moved to Arkansas when he was just 2 years old. Chet graduated Waldron High School in 1976. Chet served a short tenure in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Chanute Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base. Upon receiving his Machinist Certificate from Rich Mountain Vo-Tech, Chet moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas, worked for Mic-ron Tool for seven years. He later returned to Waldron and worked at Tyson Foods for 13 years. After traveling the country as a sub-contractor rebuilding and painting playground equipment for McDonalds Corp. Chet then began his employment at Waldron Public Schools as a custodian for 4 years. Chet thoroughly enjoyed working with his co-workers and the children and the school. Chet was a diversified person. He was an excellent guitar player. He loved country music and in his younger days he enjoyed the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. When he had time he also enjoyed going fishing. For those who knew Chet well, he had a Sunday Thing of babysiting a pot of beans and making a pan of cornbread while watching the razorbacks no matter what sport it was. Chet was a "Die Hard" Razorback fan. Even though he had multiple hobbies and enjoyed them all, nothing compared to time spent with his family. Chet loved his mom and spending time with her. He enjoyed all his family and those times spent together were treasured memories. Chet leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Peggy Buckles of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers: Dwayne Brothers and wife Kathy of Moline, Illinois and Lanny Brothers and wife Theresa of Nashville, Arkansas. Chet is also survived by two nieces and four nephews that he loved very much and they loved him: Mandy Brothers, Lindsey Thomas, Taylor Brothers, Michael Henderson, Mark Henderson and Clayton Bush. Chet will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Chet is preceded in death by his father, R.L. Brothers, maternal grandparents and three uncles, Billy Wayne Brothers, Dalbert Copeland and Ted Copeland. Chet's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Mike Gallinato officiating. Interment followed in the Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Chet's pallbearers were Donnie Brothers, Larry Putman, Waylon Jones, Dale "Bubba" Sparks, Lenny Bailey and Scott Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were the custodial department of the Waldron Public Schools. Chet's visitation was held Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Chet's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
CLAUDIE BROTHERS

Claudie Brothers, 73, of Harvey, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 in a Dardanelle hospital. He was a timber worker and a member of the Harvey Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12 in Harvey Assembly of God Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola. Survivors include his wife, Alice Brothers, of the home; two sons: Edward Lynn Brothers, of Dardanelle and Floyd Alan Brothers, of Harvey; two daughters-in-law: Cindy Brothers, of Harvey and Beverly Brothers, of Dardanelle; three sisters, Tressie Reed, of Little Rock, Shirley Jameson, of Fort Smith and Betty Smith of Story; four brothers: Vernon Brothers and Willie Brothers, both of Benton, Charles Brothers of Waldron and Buddy Brothers of Roland, Okla; three grandchildren: Chandra LaNell Brothers of Dardanelle, Chantal Brothers of Harvey and Mikaela Gayle Brothers of Harvey; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 May 2002
JUNIOR LAMAR BROTHERS

Junior Lamar Brothers, age 71, of Ola, Arkansas, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at his home in Ola. Mr. Brothers was born August 5, 1930 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Lee and Ollie Vaughn Brothers. He was a logger and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Plainview. He was preceded in death by his sister, Iva Cagle, two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Johnson and Dalton Johnson. Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Shirley Pottridge Brothers of Plainview; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Brenda Brothers and Gary Don and April Brothers all of Plainview, Wayne and Cindy Brothers of Ola; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Carl Hales of Rover, JoAnn and Ken Stevens and Carolyn and Terry Stewart all of Ola; a brother, Alfred Brothers of Bates; three sisters, Beulah Ellis of Rover, Lula Cagle of Bates and Annie Hoover of Heavener, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Services were Monday, May 20, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Plainview with Johnny Hopgood officiating. Interment was in the New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
21 July 2010
MONA BROTHERS

Mona Brothers went to meet Jesus Wednesday July 14, 2010 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a life long member of the Weeks and Bates community. Mona was born April 3, 1919 in the Poteau River Bottoms near Weeks to Etta and Estel Stinson. Mona is survived by her son Carl Maxwell and wife Sheila, daughters Geraldine Herth and husband Carl, Linda Stolsworth and husband John, and June Thompson and companion Bobby Fondren; grandchildren Kevin Carlson and wife Theresa, Evan Maxwell and wife Sarah, Neil Maxwell and wife Mary, Abby Gordon and husband John, Shawn Krivanek and wife Francine, Olie Melane Rainwater and husband Duane, Sara Spencer and husband David, Wes Thompson and wife Candice and Eric Carlson. Mona is also survived by her great grandchildren Tyler and Hannah Carlson, Thomas and Conner Maxwell, Drew, Macey and Michael Harris, Kay Neidecker, Amber Hill, Rachael, Johnathon, Alisha, Shawn, Danny Krivanek, Jennifer, Shelby, Dalton, Spencer, Jennifer, Shelby, Dalton, Spencer, James, Cole, Patience Thompson, Krystyna Rainwater; 9 great great grandchildren, and one sister Eupha Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband L.D. Maxwell, and husband Alfred Brothers, her brothers Bill, Donald and R.E. Stinson, infant daughter Donetta, parents Etta and Estel Stinson, and sisters-in-law, Blanche and Rose Stinson, brothers-in-law Dale Thompson, Junior Brothers, sisters-in-law Annie Hoover, Ivy Cagle. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 at Bates Baptist Church with interment following in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
19 August 1998
ROXIE LEONA BROTHERS

Roxie Leona Brothers, 94, of Fort Smith, formerly of Waldron, died Saturday, August 15, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Tressie Reed, of Little Rock, Betty Smith, of Story and Shirley Jameson, of Fort Smith; five sons: Claudie Brothers, of Nola, Charles Brothers, of Waldron, Vernon and Willie Brothers, both of Benton and Buddie Brothers, of Muldrow, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
WILLIE CLINTON "BO" BROTHERS

Mr. Willie Clinton "Bo" Brothers, age 57, of Haskell-Benton died Saturday, January 15, 2000. He was born on September 22, 1942 in Gravelly, AR in Yell County. Mr. Brothers was employed at Arkansas Face and Veneer Co. in Benton for 38 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by two sons, Steve Brothers of Tull-Benton and Robert Wade Brothers of North Little Rock; one daughter, Regina Michelle Whiterford of Dekalb Junction, New York; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Mary Brothers of Benton, AR; Buddy and Sue Brothers of Oklahoma and Charles and Judy Brothers of Waldron, AR; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tressie and John Reed of Little Rock, AR, Betty and Royal Smith of Story, AR and Shirley Jameson of Fort Smith, AR; and four grandchildren. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Ashby Funeral Home Chapel in Benton with a 1:00 p.m. Saturday graveside service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Ministers were Hascel Coop, Tim Davis. Pallbearers were Larry Hubbard, Jessie Hill, Larry Marshall, Tom Syder, Archie Harbison, Ollie Allen, Warren Jackson and Yogi Fisher.

The Waldron News
30 August 2000
REV. WILLIS BROTHERS

Rev. Willis Brothers, age 78, of Houston, Arkansas, pastor of Ada Valley Community Church went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2000. He pastored at Houston Assembly of God for 14 years as well as Union Assembly of God in Paris, White Oake Assembly of God in Bearden, Star City First Assembly of God, Bauxite First Assembly of God, and Oak Grove Assembly of God in Urbana. He has been in full time ministry for 51 years. Bro. Willis is survived by his loving wife, Mildred, of 58 years. He is also survived by three sons, Douglas Brothers of Houston, Donnie Brothers (Beverly) of Conway, Dalton Brothers (Susanne)of Bryant, and one daughter, Delores Cain of Houston. He was blessed with nine grand-children and 14 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Florie Pyles of Harvey. He has touched many lives during long ministry and is now receiving his heavenly rewards. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 23, at Houston Assembly of God with Bro. Buddy Wroten, Bro. Don Borland, Bro. Floyd Williams, Bro. Stan Wallace, Bro. Clay Stubbs, and Bro. John Chapman officiating. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Buford Gipson, Dewayne Williams, Bobby Lawson, Bill Hill, Harold Simmons and Dale Birdwell. Honorary pallbearers were Oliver Lawson and Guy Paul Vaught.

Scott County Times
22 January 2003
MARY ANN BROUSSARD

Waldron--A memorial service for Mary Ann Broussard, 45, of Waldron was held Thursday, January 16, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Broussard died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was an employee of Tyson Foods. Survivors include her husband, Gary; a daughter, Misty Roseberry of Waldron; a step-daughter, Bonnie Broussard of Waldron; a step-son, Bobby Broussard of Waldron; seven sisters, Louise Nelson, Regine Newman and Shirley Gwin all of Waldron, Sandy Latham of Madison- ville, Kentucky, June Woodard and Brenda Hayes both of Fort Smith and Betty Campbell of Greenwood; a grandson, Benjamin Roseberry of Waldron; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncle.

The Waldron News
28 June 2017
TERESA L. BROUSSARD

Teresa L. Broussard of Blackfork, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Teresa was born January 1, 1967 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ben Massongill  and Shirley Massongill. She was 50 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Teresa proudly served in the United States Army under President Bush during Desert Storm. She was in the Air Borne division. Teresa later acquired her RN license and worked at Sparks hospital. She loved her family and spending time with them. Teresa leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents, Ben and Shirley Massongill, one brother, Mark Massongill and wife Marlene of Blackfork, Arkansas, two sons: Austin Weaver and Justin Weaver of Blackfork, Arkansas as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews: Christopher Massongill, Nicole Cue and husband Ben, Trenton Massongill, Colton Massongill, Kadence Massongill, Haden Cue, and Tacee Cue. Teresa will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of cousins and friends. Teresa's memorial life celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
28 April 2010
AARON RAY BROWN

Aaron Ray Brown, 49, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Waldron. He is survived by his son, Elijah Japheth Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Donna Bissell, brother-in-law Mark Bissell and their daughter Nichole and granddaughters Alana of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Vickie Brown, Alison Brown of Hanford, CA; one brother Davy Brown and his two children of Hanford, CA; two step sisters who loved him dearly, Tamie Lanza her husband Ronnie and two nephews of Omaha, Nebraska and Tina Childress of Fresno, California and a step-mother Janet Conarad Brown of Redding, CA. Aaron also has two aunts, Zola Scantling of Waldron, AR and her one daughter Sherry of Y-City and his aunt Lynn Lasher of San Diego, CA. He has one uncle, James Brown and wife Gene and their daughter Anita and son Jason of Waldron. He is also survived by numerous cousins and many friends from the west to the east coast who dearly loved him. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents Aubrey Ray and Lana Jean Brown, his paternal grandparents, Leon and Ruth Brown, Harold and Gloria Lasher; and his cousin Rory Scantling. Aaron Ray Brown was a man with the most loving heart. Above and beyond all he loved his son Elijah more than anyone but God can grasp. We will all miss him and his love will live on in our hearts forever. We will be close to him whenever we look at God's great creations since another great love of his was God's Natural Creations of the beautiful outdoors. He loved being outside feeling the breeze, sun, seeing the moon and had a great appreciation of the beauty he formed in the flowers, trees and even a simple little rock. Aaron was cremated and his wishes were to be placed on the land he loved so much, that he wished to remain solely with his son Elijah. He was honored with an intimate and private family memorial at 10:00 a.m. Monday, the 26th of April. Praise God for his promise and hope of life everlasting. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 September 2016
ALFRED LEE BROWN

Alfred Lee Brown, better known as Map Brown, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Map was born March 5, 1950 to Ercle LD Brown and Ledora Wagner Brown in Waldron, Arkansas. Map was 66 years, 5 months and 29 days old. Map Brown, a man who liked a lot of things in this life. He loved going hunting, especially deer hunting with his older brother. Some other things Map enjoyed a lot was fishing and raising a garden. One of his favorite hobbies had to be arrowhead hunting and through the years he found a lot which lead to his huge collection! He loved to be around his grandkids who always put a smile on his face. Map was a hard worker, even if he didn't feel like going, that is where he would be. This is to everyone that he pulled a prank on, he loved a good prank, especially when he was the one pulling it. Map didn't get to attend churh one more time before the Lord took him home to be with him, but he did get to come home for about a week to see his dog Sissy. He loved going to church and witnessing to people. He is going to be missed because he was one of a kind. Map has gone to be with Our Lord and Savior and now is waiting on us to join him. We are going to miss him, but will se you again in Heaven. Map leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Kathy Brown of the home, two daughters, Cynthea McElhaney and husband Sam and Lisa Coyle and husband Ronnie and four sons, Lyndell Brown, Bobby Brown and wife Crystal, Brandon Brown and wife Virginia and Danny Sims and wife Sherry. Pops will forever remain in the hearts of his fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Map is also survived by his mother, Ledora Martindale, and three sisters and two brothers, LaDonna Nix and husband Rod, Dorothy Moore, Ella McCullah and husband Odean, Johnny Brown and wife Debbie and Larry Brown. Map will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him, including a host of nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and loved ones. Map was preceded in death by his father, LD Brown, one brother, Daniel Brown and one grandchild, Angel Deets. Map's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Wagner and Rev. Sam McElhaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Map's pallbearers will be Mickey Brown, Shane Brown, Jackie Moore, David Moore, Tyler Sims and Jonathon Coyle. Honorary pallbearers will be Heath Owens, Roger Nix and co-workers from the Scott County Road Dept. Map's visitation will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
13 June 2001
ALTA BROWN

Alta Nadine Brown, 61, of Cameron, Oklahoma, formerly of Mansfield, died June5, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church. She was born at Spiro, Oklahoma September 7, 1939 to James and Floy Niblett. Funeral services were held at 10 am, June 9, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, William (W.E.) of the home; one daughter, Karen and her husband Michael Branch of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; three sons, William and his wife Anne Brown of Cameron, Charles and his wife Renae Brown of Hartford, Arkansas and Greg and his wife Mechelle Brown of Keota, Oklahoma; one sister, Janie Maness of Mansfield; one brother, Charles Niblett of Pratt, Kansas; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Leonard Niblett.

The Waldron News
3 April 2013
BOBBIE BROWN

Bobbie Brown, 82, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born May 18, 1930 in Harvey, Arkansas to the late Charlie and Alice (Yandell) Brown. He is survived by his wife Yula Mablene (Bottoms) Brown, one son Norman Brown of Van Buren, Arkansas and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was Friday, March 29, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 September 2010
BOBBY "BOB" GENE BROWN

Bobby "Bob" Gene Brown, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a feed mill manager for numerous years, loved working in the yard and won yard of the month several times, and was also an avid golfer. Bobby is survived by his wife of 25 years Irma Brown; two sons, Michael Brown and wife Karen of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bobby Brown and wife Theresa of Muskogee, Oklahoma; two stepsons, Gene Ray Dedmon and wife Shawnda of Waldron, Arkansas, Keith Dedmon and wife Tracy of Abbott, Arkansas; one stepdaughter Loretta Jordan and husband Gary of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Bobby is also survived by two brothers, Tommy Brown of Waldron, Arkansas, Charles Brown of Plainview, Arkansas; one sister, Elizabeth Coldren of Waldron, Arkansas and one aunt, Robbie Brown of Waldron, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his first wife Carol Brown, parents, Mack and Jewell, and one grandson, Kory Dedmon. Graveside memorial service was at 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 11, 2010 at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Honorary Pallbearers were Dave Malae, Ralph McNight, Lewis Fergenson, Carlton McConnald and Robert Slagle.

The Waldron News
27 January 1999
CATHY RAYE BROWN

Cathy Raye Brown, 56, of Mansfield died Jan. 22 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a Baptist and was in food service in a restaurant. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Jan. 25, at Rock Creek Baptist Church with burial at Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She was survived by her husband, Raymond Brown; five daughters, Kellie Sterling of Huntington, Vanessa Waldron of Fort Smith, Tonia Cass and Sonia Norris of Mansfield, Susan Ferguson of Oklahoma City; parents, mother and father, Catherine and Lester Steinbaugh of Dayton, Arkansas; one brother, Jimmy Bob Steinbaugh, Sr. of Witcherville, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jackie Smith, Michael Smith, David Carlton, Chris Martin, Elton Henley, Joey Dindley. Honorary pallbearers were, Jerry Bob Steinbaugh, Jr., Rocky Steinbaugh, Bobby Archer, Don Martin, Bill Brown, Michael Waldron, Larry Sterling, Tommy Norris, Mark Ferguson, Darrin Trantham. Viewing was from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon Jan. 25.

The Waldron News
2 July 2008
DANIEL WAYNE BROWN

Daniel Wayne Brown, 51, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He is survived by his mother, Ledora Martindale of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Johnny Brown and Alfred Brownboth of Waldron, and Larry Brown of Van Buren, AR; three sisters, Ella McCullah of Alma, AR, Dorothy Moore of Waldron and LaDonna Nix of Waldron; 16 nieces and nephews, and his extended family at the Conway Children's Colony and the faculty of the Waldron Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Erle Brown. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Martin Home Chapel with interment at the Lamb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Brown, Jackie Moore, Mickey Brown, Nathan Brown, Heath Owens and Bobby Brown. Honorary pallbearers were David Moore, Brandon Brown and Lyndell Brown.

The Waldron News
4 October 2000
DANNY E. BROWN

Danny E. Brown, 42, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000 in a Memphis, Tennessee trauma center from injuries he sustained in an accident. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his parents, Earnest Brown and Dorothy Bertelson of Arkansas; three brothers, Richard Brown and his wife of Waldron, AR, Charles Brown and Darryl Brown both of Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at a future time under the direction of Bartlett Funeral Home - Family Heritage Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to Chambers Bank. The family would be deeply grateful of any donation. Thank you and God Bless.

Scott County Times
3 March 2004
DELBERT BROWN

Delbert Ray Brown, 64, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Thursday, February 24, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a pumper for Mansfield Gas Company, a member of Mansfield First Baptist Church, and a retired volunteer fireman for Mansfield Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Brown. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three daughters, Diane Stanfill and Debra Trantham both of Mansfield and Cyndi Smith of Fort Smith; four sons, Jim Brown, Lonnie Brown and Donnie Brown all of Mansfield and Brent Mays of Mansfield; three sisters, Bessie Pugh of Fort Smith; Evelyn Bowers of Greenwood and Geneva Plum of Alma; four brothers, William Brown of Cameron, Oklahoma, Raymond Brown of Mansfield, Gerald Brown of Mt. Ida and Merl Brown of Grenola, Kansas; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
21 May 2014
DIANA LYN BROWN

Diana Lyn Brown, known to the world as Nanner. The greatest daughter born to Virginia (Ginna) and Donald (Don) Brown. Born Dec. 11, 1972, died this morning, May 9, from a fatal heart attack and went to receive her wings with our Lord Jesus. She was born in De Queen, AR but lived in Mena, AR until 1981. We then moved to Magnolia, AR. She graduated Magnolia High School in 1991.Relatives gone on before her are Donald F. (Bo) Brown - her brother she never let go of. Others leaving in death, paternal grandparents, Lyla and Bill Brown of Wickes, AR. Maternal grandparents, Marion T. and Dovie Musgrove, Mena, AR. Loved ones gone on before her, Aunt Betty Simmons, Uncle M.T. Musgrove, cousins Mona Shelton, Marilyn Ferguson, Kenny Musgrove, Valerie Musgrove, children and wife of Charles Kizziar, John Simmons her cousin, Aunt Becky Young and Ben Spencer. Childhood friends she lost, Jeff Miller, Joe Zigler, Heather Bell and numerous more. They walked with her daily. I mention the family and friends because she loved them dearly and kept them alive with her stories and memories. They were a part of her. Diana did many jobs in her life, truck driver, cook in summer camps, taking care of the elderly in the nursing homes, working at Pittmans Nursery, but her greatest asset to give was love! She gave it unconditionally to those in need. If you met her you remembered her smile. There was no wage earned for this. It was given freely. She leaves behind her Mother and Father, Mr. & Mrs. Don Brown of Waldron, AR. Eight nephews, Shelby, Hunter, Christian Brown, Zack Phillips, Steve Blair, Joshua Blair, and Andrew Smith and Jessie Kemper. Three nieces, Leah Brown Kemper, Gabrielle Gunn and Sadie Smith. She was "Aunt Nanner" to all of these children and too many more to list. She loved and called them all her kids. She is survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Diana had too many friends to mention, but all of you know who you are and those especially whom were in her prayer circle. Although she had the I.Q. of a genius, she read the children's bible because the others were too hard. He said to come to Him as little children and if people couldn't understand that it was too hard. She was the one who took in every stray puppy, kitten or sick kid and fixed them up before she'd let them go. Some of the time it was as simple as a bandaid and some of the time we'd have a stray kid at the house for a while. She loved them all. We want you to celebrate Diana's life with us, give everyone you know a hug. This is just a start. A Memorial will be held at a later date. Remember her love, hugs and kisses in your life.

The Waldron News
13 February 2002
EDWIN LARANCE BROWN

Edwin Larance Brown, known to his friends as "Mokus," of the Packsaddle community died on February 10, 2002 while visiting relatives in Fremont, California. He was a retired truck drive, a restaurant owner and a member of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife, Helen Brown of Packsaddle; three daughters, Raydene Firestone and Chesney Grant of California and Merina Gibson of Packsaddle; one son, Edwin Brown of California. Mr. Brown had eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Ralph Brown of Oregon, Coy Brown of Arkansas and Bud Fuller of Packsaddle; and three sisters, Juan Fuller and Jean Fuller of Packsaddle and Johnnie Lee Cole of Oklahoma. Funeral services and cremation will be in California. Mr. Brown's ashes will be flown to Arkansas for graveside service and burial at the Freedom Cemetery north of Packsaddle.

The Waldron News
25 July 2001
ELISHA WILLIAM BROWN

Elisha William Brown, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, July 19, 2001 in his home. He was a retired farmer, veteran of WWII and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 23 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one sister, Robbie Brown of Waldron, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
23 November 2016
FERN BROWN

Fern Iris (Westfall) Brown of Chico, Texas was born February 23, 1931 in Weeks, Arkansas to Allen Westfall and Myrtle (Kendricks) Westfall. God took this angel home November 17, 2016 at the age of 85. She returned peacefully to the arms of her loved ones that had passed before her. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Boston and husband Robert of Chico, Texas, Linda McFarland and husband Rick of Balch Springs, Texas. One son, Scott Brown and wife Donna of Sulphur Springs, Texas. One granddaughter, Meliss Rodriguez and husband Jimmy of Keller, Texas. One grandson, Robby Boston of Chico, Texas. Five great grandchildren: Victoria Ann Rodriguez, Tyler Boston, Isabella Nicole Rodriguez, Ryan Boston, Bailee Boston. She was preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life Earl Brown; her stepfather, Faddy (HL) Stinson and two brothers, Ollie Westfall and Bud westfall. Fern was a loving, devoted mother and true friend to many. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Westfall officiating. Burial will be in the Weeks Cemetery, Weeks community, Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Viewing will be from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016, Monday, November 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday until 12:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
20 September 2017
H.D. BROWN

H D Brown passed away from this life and into his next at his home in Needmore, Arkansas on Saturday, September 16, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. H D was born on March 12, 1949 to Olis and Gladys Brown in Scott County, Arkansas. Anyone who knew H.D. knew that he was fun loving and lived life to the fullest his 68 years, 6 months and 4 days. He especially enjoyed hunting and deer camping with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Olis and infant brother Donald. H.D. is survived by his mother Gladys, brother Doug, two sons; Keith and Donald, two daughters; Crystal and Teresa. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren; Brandi, Keaton, Faith, Caleb, Tucker, TaLynn, Georgia, Natasha, Dakota, great granddaughters; Ashton, Haley and Kaden. Other survivors include one daughter-in-law Pam, sons-in-law; Paul and Justin, sister-in-law Bobbie, niece Mandy, nephew Ryan, great nieces and nephews; Mason, Kylee, Jaxson and Emerson. Visitaton will be Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of H.D.'s life will be held 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Lamb cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers will be Keaton Brown, Tucker Hardin, Caleb Martin, Ryan Brown, Rob Hardin and Jack Nix. Honorary pallbearers are Bernis Rogers and Tom Wagner.

Scott County Times
25 April 2001
HENRY BROWN

Henry H. "Bill" Brown, 78, of Mena passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001 in Mena. He was born March 13, 1923 in Ritz, Arkansas to the late Georgia H. Brown and the late Audrey Gore Brown. He was united in marriage to Rheba Johnson. Mr. Brown served as a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps serving in the 10th Air Base Comm Det and a member of the Flying Tigers during WWII. He was awarded three bronze stars for the China Offensive, India Burma and Central Burman campaigns. He was also awarded the China War Memorial Ribbon. He was in the 14th Air Force Association. Mr. Brown worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a land surveyor and park ranger for 30 years at Shady Lake. He was a member of Life Line, Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery Board, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a Forest Service Volunteer. He is survived by one son, Terry and his wife Angie Brown of Mena; one daughter, Rebecca and her husband Kelly Davis of Hector; two sisters, Winna Brown Tharp and Winona Brown Blalock both of Waldron; one brother, Burnis Brown of Camden, Arkansas and 4 grandchildren, Denise, Tina, Maddie and Dylan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rheba Johnson Brown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Cheatham officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial.

The Waldron News
13 February 2013
IRMA DEAN BROWN

Irma Dean Brown of Fort Smith, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, February 8, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Irma was 69 years, 11 months and 12 days old. Irma was born February 27, 1943 to Clyde Leon Kirk and Hazel Marie (Spencer) Kirk in San Bernardino, California. Irma was a member of Fianna Hills Baptist Church. Irma was raised in Cauthron, Arkansas. She attended both Cauthron and Bates schools and finished her high school years at Waldron High School. Irma married Eugene Dedmon in March 1960. They had three children: Gene Ray, Loretta and Keith. They raised their children in Waldron. Irma worked at Waldron Furniture Factory and Tyson Foods for many years. She served in many capacities with Tyson Foods but at retirement in 2006 she had served 25 plus years. In 1985 Irma married Bob Brown of Waldron. They moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in December 2009. Together they attended Fianna Hills Baptist Church. They were married for 25 years before Bob's passing in 2010. Irma volunteered at St. Edwards hospital as a Pink Lady where she loved being around people and helping others. Irma's love for her children and grandchildren has always been the most important thing in her life. Irma loved her family. She was always more concerned about others than herself. Her main concern was always for her children. She would say "As long as my kids are ok, then I'm ok." Irma's favorite pastime was going to yard sales to find treasures to share with her family. Irma also enjoyed crafts, paining and she loved to play golf and to travel. Irma's dog, Maxamillion was a big part of her life. Irma will be missed by many, but her love and presence will always be present in the ones that she loved. Irma leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Loretta Jordan and husband Gary of Siloam Springs, two sons, Gene Ray Dedmon and wife Shawnda of Waldron, Arkansas and Keith Dedmon and wife Tracy of Mansfield, Arkansas and two step-sons Michael Brown and wife Karen of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Bobby Brown and wife Teresa of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Granny Irma will forever be missed by her thirteen grandchildren: Kirk Dedmon, Ashton Dedmon, Laklynn Dedmon, Keith Allen Dedmon, Seth Allen, Taely Dedmon, Trevor Jodrdan and wife Rebecca, Mishayla Wortham and husband Aaron, Shane Brown and wife Stacy, Megan Brown, Samantha Cook and husband Tyler, Bailey Brown, and two great grandchildren, Jocelyn Wortham and Taylor Brown. Irma is also survived by two brothers, Wayne Kirk of Euless, Texas and Tommy Kirk and wife Joyce of Tulsa, Oklahoma and two nieces Donna (Kirk) Bryant and Sherry (Kirk) Phillips. Irma will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including a number of extended family friends and loved ones. Irma is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Bobby "Bob" Gene Brown, one grandson Kory Dedmon and her parents, Clyde and Hazel (Spencer) Kirk. Irma's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Ken Stadler officiating. Interment will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Irma's pallbearers will be Keith Allen Dedmon, Seth Allen, Kirk Dedmon, Trevor Jordan, Steve Rhyne and Aaron Wortham. Irma's visitation will be Monday, February 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Irma's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 February 1998
JENNINGS LEO BROWN

Jennings Leo Brown, 74, of Waldron died Saturday, January 31in a local hospital. He was a retired delivery truck driver and a veteran of W.W.II. A Private family memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at Freedom Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Brown; one son, Larry Brown, of South Lake Tahoe, California; three sisters: Johnnie Cole, of Norman, Oklahoma; Jean Fuller and Juan Fuller, both of Waldron; four brothers: Buddy Fuller and Edwin Brown, both of Waldron, Ralph Brown, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Coy Brown, of Clarksville; six grandchildren: Matthew Brown, Michael Brown, Shane Brown, Alex Brown, Sadie Brown, Peter Brown and two g-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
18 July 2001
JEWELL BROWN

Jewell Brown entered into rest July 14, 2001 at the local hospital. She was born June 2, 1913 to the late Tom and Mary Elizabeth Cheek. Jewell grew up in the Waldron area. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and became a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church at the age of 13 where she has remained a member for 75 years. July 4th, 1931 she married Mack Brown. Into this union there were four children. Three sons and one daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack, of 58 years, one grandson, Jeffrey Coldren, and one great grandson, Jeffrey Derek Coldren. She is survived by three sons, Tommy and Bob Brown of Waldron and Charles Brown of Greenwood, and one daughter, Elizabeth Coldren of Waldron. Six grandsons: Gregg Brown of Springdale, Arkansas, Michael Brown of Bentonville, Arkansas, Bobby Brown of Muskogee, Oklahoma, keith Brown of Beebe, Arkansas, Jerry Coldren of Hanford, California, and Steven Coldren of Tulare, California. Two granddaughters, Lynn Metcalf of Waldron and Lynn Hunnicutt of Gravelly, Arkansas. Three step-children, Gene Ray and Keith Dedmon of Waldron and Loretta Jordan of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Sixteen great grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Two brothers, Floyd Cheek of Sanger, California and Virgil (Pete) Cheek of Waldron, one sister, Opal Sparks of Waldron. Three nephews, Glen Dale Sparks, Gerald Sparks and David Cheek of Waldron and one niece, Diane Rehrman of Fresno, California. Her grandsons had the honor of serving as her pallbearers, and her great grandsons served as honorary pallbearers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 10 am at Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron. Interment will be at Pearson Cemetery by the Haw Creek Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
23 April 2014
JUANITA BROWN

Juanita Brown of delicious pies, lover of shoes and purses passed peacefully from this earthly life on April 16, 2014 at her home in Rogers, Arkansas. Juanita, the oldest of 5 children, was born January 21, 1934 to Hamil and Zena (Holland) Saylor in Skaggs, a small community near Pocahontas, Arkansas. A consummate mother and homemaker, Juanita was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She also was a Razorback football fan and you could always count on her to be watching Payton Manning play professional football on Sundays. Juanita was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ for 47 years and was a current member of the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ in Springdale, Arkansas. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Lynn Metcalf and husband Rick of Waldron, Arkansas, son Greg Brown of Springdale, Arkansas. She is also survived by her precious granddaughters Allison Slankard and husband Jeremy of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ashley Irvin and husband Kevin of Vilonia, Arkansas and Lindsey Brown, D.D.S. of Keller, Texas. There are four others that call her Grammy, Isabella and Reid Slankard of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Madalyn and Harper Owens of Vilonia, Arkansas. Juanita is also survived by two sisters, Mava Nichols of Fresno, California and Janet Hammond of Visalia, California and one brother, Sam Saylor of Green Valley, Arizona, in addition to one sister-in-law Elizabeth Coldren of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother-in-law, Charles Brown and wife Judy of Plainview, Arkansas. Juanita will be missed by all that knew her and many whose lives she impacted, including many nieces, nephews and tremendous friends. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Brown, her parents Hamil and Zena Saylor and one brother, Don Saylor. Juanita was lovingly cared for by her family but also by a special group of people at Jamestown Rehabitation and Nursing Facility. Her family gives them their greatest gratitude. Celebration of her wonderful life was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Gaylon Lamb of Prairie Grove officiating. Interment followed at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bobby Brown, Roger Sparks, Jason Stark, Scott Stark, Glenn Dale Oliver and Steve Hattabaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Leonard Fuson, Reid Slankard, Shannon Hudgens, Sheldon Hudgens, Jim Hudgens, Charles Brown, Keith Brown and Jon Plummer. Juanita's visitation was held Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, where Juanita's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
23 January 2008
KAREN JOAN BROWN

Karen Joan "Joanie" Brown, age 55, of Waldron passed away Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Waldron. She was born December 5, 1952 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Jerry Cheesman and Hazel Montgomery Cheesman. She was united in marriage to the late Shorty Brown. She was a restaurant owner and operator and was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She is survived by daughters, Kim Edwards and husband Curtis of Waldron, AR and Lisa Owens and husband James of Ft. Smith, AR; her mother, Hazel Cheesman of Waldron, AR; brother, Jimmy Cheesman of Waldron, AR; former son-in-law, Mike Yandell of Waldron, AR; seven grandchildren, Sierra, Jessilyn and Ethan Yandell, Ashley Harrison and Dakota, DeLani and Delilah Edwards. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Cheesman and her husband, Shorty Brown. Funeral services were held Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waldron Assembly of God with Pastor Ray Reynolds and Brother Terry Morgan officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Sierra Yandell, Jessilyn Yandell, Ethan Yandell, Ashely Harrison, Dakota Edwards, DeLani Edwards and Delilah Edwards.

The Waldron News
15 December 2010
KATHY ANN BROWN

Kathy Ann Brown, 51, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, December 5, 2010 in her home. Kathy was born November 30, 1959 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Vernon and Lidth (Demorest) Cheesman. She was employed at the Waldron Nursing Center. Kathy is survived by two daughters, Cindy Coates of Wilmington, North Carolina, Amber Coates of the home; one son, Elijah Brown of the home; two grandchildren, Gabe Bodenschatz, Julian Bodenschatz of North Carolina; parents, Vernon and Lidth Cheesman of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Karen Holbrook of Waldron, Arkansas, Patricia Corbin of Bonifay, Florida, Angi Gonzalez; and one sister at heart, Kimber Crumpton of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by one sister, Pam Barham. Kathy's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Jerry Barham, Jeremy Barham, Robert Corbin, Charles Holbrook, Cody Holbrook and Anthony Coates. Kathy's visitation was held 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the funeral home. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
KAY BROWN

Heaven was made brighter on April 23, 2011 when Kay Brown of Mansfield, Arkansas was welcomed home. She was born February 1, 1951 in Boothe to Gerald and Nadine (Trotter) Harwell. She was of the Baptist faith and attended church at Freedom Freewill Baptist church near Waldron. Kay is survived by her best friend and husband of 40 years Kenny Brown; two sons, Kendall and wife Lisa of Mansfield, Arkansas, Kleif and wife Elizabeth of Mansfield, Arkansas and her cherished grandchildren, Kixx and Kamara of Mansfield, Arkansas. Kay is also survived by her twin brother Sam of the Freedom community, sisters Joyce Qualls, Melba Holland and Sharon Martin all of Greenwood, Arkansas; her nieces, nephews and many, many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Jerry Harwell. The lives of everyone who knew Kay were made better by the influence she had on each of us and we will miss her greatly. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Witcherville Fellowship Baptist Church with interment in the Trotter Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kendall Brown, Kleif Brown, Kixx Brown, Zachery Dalmut, Chris Elmore an Steven Holland.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
MARY ANNETTE BROWN

Mary Annette Brown, 69, of Waldron, died Tuesday, June30, l998 in her home. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. Survivors include one son, Larry Brown, of South Lake Tahoe, California; one sister, Ruth Wiess, of Concord, California; six grandchildren: Michael Brown, of Reno, Nevada, Shane Brown, of Hawaii, Matt Brown, of Walnut Creek, California, Alex Brown, of South Lake Tahoe, California, Sadie Brown, of South Lake Tahoe, California and Peter Brown, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 December 1999
MAXINE BROWN

Maxine Brown, 63, of Boles, Arkansas died Sunday, December 19, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chant Lane Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy O. Brown and her son, Michael Brown. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Black of Waldron, Colleen Rappold of Conway, AR and Melanie Watts of Waldron; four sons, Floyd of Waldron, AR, Troy of Boles, AR, Jeffery and Kevin of Y-City, AR; five sisters, Virginia Yandell of Harvey, AR, Patsy Owens of Harvey, AR, Ann Wise of Grannis, AR, Linda Yandell of Gravelly, AR and Norma Pierce of Gravelly, AR; two brothers, Joe Maxey of Harvey, AR and Don Maxey of Mt. Pine, AR; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
14 January 1998
MICHAEL ROY BROWN, SR.

Michael Roy Brown, Sr., 43, of Y-City died January 10, 1998 in Boles. He was a truck driver. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 12 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Chant Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include two step-daughters: Rachael Watkins and Michelle Caneaux, both of Dennison, Tex.; two sons: Michael Roy Brown, Jr., of San Jose, California and Joshua Shane Brown, of Hartford; his mother, Maxine Brown, of Y-City; three sisters: Brenda Black and Melenie Watts, both of Waldron, and Collen Rappold, of Conway; four brothers: Floyd, Troy, Jeffery and Kevin Brown, all of Y-City; seven step-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
15 October 2014
NATHAN RAY BROWN

Nathan Ray Brown of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Nathan was born July 8, 1973 to Johnny Ray Brown and Cathy Woodard Nichols in Mena, Arkansas. Nathan was 41 years, 3 months and 1 day old. Nathan was a devoted father and a loyal friend to many. He was always there for anyone who needed anything. Nathan was also a golf enthusiast. He really enjoyed the game. Nathan leaves behind to cherish his memory three children: Payton Brown of the home, Devon Brown of Russellville, Arkansas and Jayleigh Brown of Booneville, Arkansas. Nathan will forever remain in the hearts of his father, Johnny Brown and step-mother, Debra; grandmother, Ledora Martindale; three sisters: Carrie White, Andi Bearden and Brooklyn Martin and one brother, Mickey Brown. Nathan will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him, including his girlfriend, Heather Cairns, a large extended family, many friends and loved ones. Nathan is preceded in death by his mother, Cathy Nichols, maternal grandparents, Vernon & Verlia Woodard, paternal grandfather, Ercle Brown, one brother, Micheal Nichols and a son Trevor Brown. Nathan's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Wagoner officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Nathan's pallbearers were Dave Tull, Brandon Brown, Jackie Moore, Shane Brown, Heath Owens and DJ Pyles. Honorary pallbearers were David Moore, Bim Woodard, Gary Woodard, Josh Miner and Robert Riddle and his uncles. Nathan's visitation was Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 May 2004
ORA WINNIE BROWN

Ora Winnie Brown, 100, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, May 8, 2004 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. "Chester" Brown, her daughter, Zola Brown and a son-in-law Tilman Huddleston. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Unity Baptist Church with burial at Oliver Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Huddleston of Waldron and Euvonne and husband Donald Huddleston of Midwest City, OK; one son, Charles Brown and wife Patti of Midwest City, OK; one sister, Velma Thomas of Ft. Smith, AR; nine grandchildren, Debbie, David, Sidney, Patricia, Donita, Shelley, Larry, Cindy and Kevin; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley, Kyle, Joshua, Hanna, Cole, Britney, Brandi, C.J., Sarah and Samantha. Pallbearers were David Huddleston, Larry Huddleston, Sidney Hunt, Christopher Zumwalt, Kyle Huddleston, Kent Dickey, Lee Zumwalt and Larry Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were John Montgomery, Donald Gene Oliver and Brett Martin.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
RAYMOND "RAY" ARLY BROWN

Heaven's angels rejoiced as it gained another resident on July 6th, 2012. Raymond "Ray" Arly Brown, 94 years, 11 months old, passed away peacefully at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, Arkansas. Ray was one of the few remaining people that could say they were born on top of Magazine Mountain. He was born on August 25, 1917 to Tony Austin Brown and Gertrude Greenfield Brown. He was the oldest of nine children born to them. He lived in several different places on the mountain growing up. He walked up and down that mountain "many a time" as he told the story. He hunted and fished all over it, and spent time at his grandparent's (Pet and Ada Beam Brown) house located at Brown Springs on top of Magazine Mountain. In later years when the last school burned on the mountain, he and his parents moved to Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas, where Ray met and married Thelma Geneva Jones. There, he and Geneva raised three sons. Ray was a very hard worker and a peaceful man. He worked at the lumber yard in Waldron for many years where he fired the boiler on the night shift. While working at the lumber yard at night he learned to repair televisions and radios through correspondence training during the day and eventually opened his own business. He worked both jobs for several years. He owned and operated Ray Brown's Television Service in Waldron for many many years. He also had a huge garden every year that he tended to meticulously, nd was very proud of it. Ray is survived by one brother, J.R. Brown of Winslow, Arkansas, three sons, Charles Ray Brown and wife Sue of Havana, Arkansas, Kenny Brown of Mansfield, Arkandas, John David Brown and wife Brandee of Waldron, Arkansas, five grandchildren: Susan Brown Jackson and husband Ron of Havana, Arkansas, Russell Brown and wife Rachelle of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Kendall Brown and wife Lisa of Mansfield, Arkansas, Kleif Brown and wife Elizabeth of Mansfield, Arkansas, Kayelynn and Jordyn Brown of Waldron, Arkansas. Great grandchildren are Kristen Jackson Bland and husband Bradley of Belleville, Arkansas, Rachel Jackson Rowe and husband Jeremy of Paris, Arkansas, Alston, Mallory, Caden and Darby Brown all of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Kamara and Kixx Brown of Mansfield, Arkansas, and one step-great-great granddaughter Ember Rowe of Magazine, Arkansas and several nieces, nephews and friends. Ray was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Geneva Jones Brown, a stillborn daughter Diane Brown, seven of his eight siblings, a daughter-in-law Kay Harwell and his great-great grandchild Ava Elizabeth Rowe. Ray tried to do what was right and treated people kind. While at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas, he loved to make a face or a noise to make people stop and smile. His favorite line at the nursing home was, "Come on in and tell us a lie!" His life mattered to many and he will be greatly missed. His legacy and memories will live on forever through his family for generations to come. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boothe, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ron Jackson, Russell Brown, Alston Brown, Caden Brown, Kleif Brown and Kendall Brown.

The Waldron News
12 October 2011
ROBERT "TOOTER" CLAY BROWN

Robert "Tooter" Clay Brown of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 5, 2011 in a Waldron nursing home. He was born on May 10, 1948 to the late Fred Wilber Brown and Myrtle Owens Brown. He was 63 years, 4 months and 25 days old. Robert was his given name; however most everyone knew him as "Tooter." If the name Tooter Brown was mentioned, listen closely because in a word or two would be the word horse, horseshoes, cowboy, rodeo or maybe all of the above. He was a Cowboy's Cowboy. He loved life, the outdoors, country music, going for a great catfish dinner and working with horses was his passion. He was never to be seen without a hat of some kind atop his head. Tooter worked hard and was proud of his home and his family. Tooter worked at Tyson Foods as a Live Haul driver for a number of years until his retirement in 2010. If he wasn't messing with the horses he could be found hanging out at Blacks Station with Rick and the guys. Those left to cherish their memories of "Tooter" is his daughter, Tonya Brown Huie and companion Randy Mattox of Heavener, Oklahoma; one son, Nicholas Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Morgan Huie of Heavener, Oklahoma and Chayse Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; sister, Billie "Tootsie" Ford and husband Bob of Waldron, Arkansas and two brothers, Joe Brown and Bill Brown and wife Arlene, all of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as many nieces and nephews. Tooter will also be greatly missed by special friends Rick & Virginia Black, Vincent Jones and Tessa Isom all of Waldron, Arkansas and Tessa Hamner Brown of Heavener, Oklahoma. "Tooter's" funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. "Tooter's" pallbearers were Rick Black, Gary Hunt, Jerry Bob Metcalf, J.L. Atkins, James Morgan and Bob Ford.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
RUTH BROWN

Ruth Brown, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, January 5, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and was a Jehovah's Witness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Billie Faye Underbrink and her husband Harold of Riviera, Texas, Zola Mae Scantling and her husband Bobby Gene of Waldron, and Joy Elliott and her husband David of Freeport, Texas; two sons, James L. Brown and his wife Jean of Waldron and Rodney Glen Brown and his wife Teresa of Arkoma, Oklahoma; one sister, Beatrice Allen of Canyon, Texas; one brother, Charles C. Ferguson and his wife Maxcine of Tomball, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Marvin Ward, Jerrel Ward, Charles Maxwell, Douglas White, Chester Jones and Richard Singleton.

The Waldron News
8 September 2010
SHIRLEY ANN BROWN

Shirley Ann Brown of Red Oak, OK died Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her home at the age of 68. Shirley was born May 8, 1942 to W.T. and Edna (Bates) Hill in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband Jimmy of the home, sons, Sam, David, Clifford and James and daughter Cheryl Rackley all of Oklahoma, sister Dorothy Ritter of Ola, Arkansas, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, W.T. and Edna Hill; brothers, Donald G. Hill, Virgil Hill and Sidney Hill; sisters, Daphne Fruen, Billie Ruth Goodwin and Velta Essman. The funeral service was held Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The pallbearers were John Williams, Thomas Sloan, Delbert Cannon, Jr., Robert Page, Donald Joe Hill and Billie Joe Stephens.

Scott County Times
16 March 2005
SHORTY BROWN

Shorty Brown, 57, of Waldron passed away on March 9, 2005 in his home. He was born June 6, 1947 in Forester, AR. He was a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Mary Jo Brown. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-laws, Lisa Yandell of Waldron and Mike Yandell of Waldron; Kim and Curtis Edwards of Waldron; seven very special grandchildren, his pride and joy, Sierra Yandell, Ashley Harrison-Edwards, Jessilyn Yandell, Ethan Yandell, Dakota Edwards, DeLani Edwards and Delilah Edwards, all of Waldron; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Loretta Brown of Charleston and O'Neida and Buddy Wilkins of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews and cousins and two very special people in his life, his very good friend Irene Fernandez of Kentucky and his life mate and best friend Joanie Brown of Waldron. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God, with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Lyndon Bailey, W.A. "Dub" Black, Tom Evans, Willie Self, James Montgomery and Rick Black. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Floyd Brown and Lenney Bailey.

The Waldron News
28 September 2016
THELMA BROWN

Thelma Brown, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away September 21, 2016 in Waldron. She was born Septmber 8, 1920 in Boles, Arkansas to the late James Thomas and Maudie Lee (Holleman) Scott. She is survived by two daughters, Flo Dean and husband Robert Frost of Waldron, Arkansas, Connie and Roger McEntire of Chandler, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and by a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray Brown, one daughter, Reba Pearce and numerous siblings. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28, 2016 at Martin Funral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial to follow at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be John Keener, Bruce Keener, Thomas Scott, Harold Scott, Jeremy McEntire and Bub Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be David Howell, Clayton McEntire, Trenton Keener and Taylor Keener.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
TOMMY HOWARD BROWN

In Memory of 1st Sergeant Tommy Howard Brown: "The Best Storyteller in Scott County." Tommy Howard Brown was born April 14, 1932 to Mack and Jewel Brown of Winfield, AR. He was the oldest of four children. Tommy grew up farming in Winfield running a team of mules behind a plow at 6 years old. He was known to be an outstanding running back starting as a 9th grader under Tom Sawyer. As a teenager he moved to Corcoran, CA and in 1951 was a starting defensive back for their football team who won the first ever 1951 Valley Football Championship. He met the lovely Juanita Saylor in high school and they later married in Corcoran, CA. His children, Lynn and Greg, were born in Corcoran, CA. In 1966 they moved their family back to Waldron, AR. He owned and operated two gas stations which only added to his huge bank of great stories. Later he served as a field tech for Tyson where he routinely brought home buckets of okra, tomatoes and corn from his growers for a job well done. Tommy was a lifelong Army man starting at age 18 where he served in the Korean War later transferring to the Army National Guard where he rose to the rank of 1st Sergeant of the 296th Medical Company in Charleston, AR. While serving in the Arkansas National Guard he was called to active duty for Operation Desert Storm where he was deployed to Fort Polk, LA. He faithfully wrote letters to his granddaughters and wife keeping up so lovingly with all the happenings back home. He was an honest but fair 1st Sergeant requiring uniforms ironed to perfection, shoes that shined, and brass polished. Tommy enjoyed climbing into Old Blue and letting his dogs run deer or swapping hunting stories at Cripple Creek Camp. He loved the Razorbacks and a good BBQ hamburger. Whether it be at the local cafe, the lodge, or a family dinner he always had a story ready to entertain his family or friends. He was a strong man of unwavering faith and integrity. His family was his priority and live his life laughing, aggravating, and making those of us that adored him feel supremely special. Tommy passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Waldron, AR on May 2, 2012 surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Tommy is survived by his sweetheart of 57 years, Juanita. He is also survived by their two children, Lynn and her husband Rick Metcalf of Waldron, AR and Greg Brown of Springdale, AR. He was the greatest "Papa" or "Pop" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the light of his life. Allison Slankard and her husband Jeremy of Fayetteville, AR, Ashley Owens of Vilonia, AR and Lindsey Brown of Dallas, TX, great grandchildren, Madalyn, who he nicknamed "Gladys" and Harper Owens of Vilonia, AR and Isabella and Reid who he called "Jake" Slankard of Fayetteville, AR. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Coldren of Waldron, AR, a brother Charles and his wife Judy of Plainview, AR, one aunt Robbie Brown of Waldron, AR and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Mack and Jewel Brown and one brother, Bobby Gene Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Larry "Bear" Brigance, Milo Hughes, Jimmy Dale Soloman, Glen Dale Oliver, Steve Self, Rick Metcalf, Jeremy Slankard, Jim Hudgens, Dan Cagle, Jason Stark, Scott Stark, Sheldon Hudgens, Shannon Hudgens, Carlton McConnell and Roger Sparks. Celebration of his wonderful life will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR officiated by Gaylon Lamb of Prairie Grove, AR. Interment will follow at the Pearson Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Tommy's visitation was Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arrangement are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
TONYA L. BROWN

Tonya L. Brown, 21, of Waldron, died Friday, June 4, 1999 in Sallisaw, Okla. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her mother and father: Michael and Marylin Pickens, of Waldron; step-father Ricky Christmas of Waldron; grandmother Rebecca Rice of Plainfiew; grandfather, Tony Burfieldof Ola; one sister, Kimberly Metcalf, of Waldron; three brothers: Michael Pickens 2nd, Wesley Pickens and Ricky Todd Roberts, all of Waldron. Pallbearers were Tony Burfield, William Burfield, Tony C. Burfield, Wade Cheesman, Kenny Lynch and Ricky Metcalf. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
TREVOR RAY OPAL BROWN

Trevor Ray Opal Brown, 4, of Waldron, died Friday, June 4, 1999 in Sallisaw, Okla. He was preceded in death by Ercle Brown and Verna Woodard. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 1999 in Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include paternal grandparents: David and Kathy Nichols, of Waldron and Johnny and Debra Brown of Waldron; maternal grandfather Michael Pickens of Waldron; maternal grandmother Marilyn Burfield of Waldron; great-grandparents: Verla Woodard of Waldron, Ledora Martindale of Waldron, Rebecca rice of Plainview; great-grandfather Tony C. Burfield, Sr., of Ola; father and step-mother, Nathan and Erica Brown of Russellville; several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Michael Nichols, Mickey Brown, Wesley Pickens and Michael Pickens. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
11 May 2005
TROY BROWN

Troy Brown, age 43 of Boles died Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in a local hospital. He was a timber worker and attended Chant Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy O. and Maxine Brown and brother, Michael Brown. He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Brown of Y-City; one son, Troy Brown II of Germany; three sisters, Brenda Black of Waldron, Colleen Rappold of Conway and Melanie Watts of Waldron; three brothers, Floyd Brown of Waldron, Jeffery and Kevin Brown both of Y-City; and one grandson, Drew Ardwin of Y-City. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Chant Pentecostal Church with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Harrell Cabe, Russ Llewyn, Robert Marsh, Patrick Rappold, Vince Rappold and Wayne Boren.

The Waldron News
11 April 2012
TYRONE RYDER BROWN

Tyrone Ryder Brown of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with Jesus Sunday, April 1, 2012. Tyrone was born Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Jason and Traci (Wilmoth) Brown of Waldron, Arkansas. Tyrone leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Jason and Tracy Brown and big brothers Payton and Dylan Brown of the home. As well as maternal grandparents Jim and Delores Wilmoth of Waldron, Arkansas and paternal grandparents, Larry and Emma Brown of Waldron, Arkansas. Tyrone is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. A private memorial service was held by the family. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 August 2007
VELMA Z. NIX-BROWN

Velma Z. Nix-Brown, age 90, was born February 8, 1917 at Jones Creek, Arkansas in Scott County to John Nix and Rosa Essman-Nix. She married Chester A. Brown of which there were two children, Johnnie Mae Terry-Spencer and her husband Larry of Springdale, Arkansas, and Dexter E. Brown and his mate, Nancy Glenn, of Hackett, Arkansas. They moved to Fort Smith in 1947 where Velma lived until going to be with the Lord, August 16, 2007. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 60 years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Chester Brown and O.S. Thomas, her parents, three sisters, one brother and one great grandson. She is survived by her two children and their mates, five grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service was 1:00 p.m. August 18, 2007 at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
WANDA JO (JODY) BROWN

Wanda Jo (Jody) Brown, 51, of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at her home. Wanda was born in Andrews, TX on December 19, 1957, the daughter of the late Edgar and Vada F. (Wagner) Walker. She was a hairdresser. Wanda is survived by her husband Richard Brown of Waldron, AR, a son, Christopher G. Crawford of Waldron, AR, and one grandchild. Wanda is also survived by two sisters, Nada Thacker of Snyder, TX, Sue Hardy of Cullman, AL; a brother, Don Ed Walker of Gardendale, TX. She is preceded in death by one sister, Lavada Welch, and one brother, Johnny Walker. Funeral service was at 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
20 October 1999
ARLEY DEWARD BROWNING

Arley Deward Browning, 89, of the Cross Creek community near Waldron, died October 13, 1999 in his home. He was born on April 17, 1910. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Martha Browning, one sister, Julia Syler, and three brothers, Allen, Claude and Ivan Browning. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the 96th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army that was stationed in the South Pacific and helped liberate the Philippines. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church, a long time election Judge in rural Scott County, a farmer and was retired from Waldron Furniture Company. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorene; three daughters, Barbara Paddack of Little Rock, Brenda Browning Emery of Fort Smith, AR and Linda Core of Fort Smith; one sister, Odessa Warren of Lindsey, California; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron with burial at Oliver Cemetery. Pallbearers were Phil Miller, Dale Miller, Roy Dean Browning, Donald Huddleston, Gerald Martin and Tom Workman. Honorary pallbearers were R.C. Maxell, John Montgomery, Donnie Oliver, Jim Hall, Adale Dickens and James Browning.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
LORENE BROWNING

Lorene Browning, 85, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died on Saturday, June 26, 1999, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 29, at 2:30 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, AR with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, AR. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Mark J. Browning of the home, one daughter, Retha Pennington of Fort Smith, AR, two step- daughters, Ladean Melby of Arizona and Helen Macey of Dallas, Texas; three step-sons, David Browning of Ada, Oklahoma, Danny Browning of Montana and Charles Browning of Ada, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Brenda Harris of Abbott, AR and Britt Pennington of Fort Smith; 8 step- grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, 11 step-great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shawn Looper, Jimmy Looper, Warren D. Looper, Jr., Donald Williams, Jerry Williams and Arnold Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Dwain Harris, W.D. Looper, Sr., and Thurman Cheeseman.

Scott County Times
1 February 2006
LORENE BROWNING

Lorene Loverne Browning, 90, of the Cross Creek community near Waldron died January 27, 2006 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born on January 31, 1915 at the home of her parents, the late Fred and Florence Blackburn, at Cross Creek. Before marrying, she taught in rural schools for several years. She was a Baptist and a long-time Sunday School teacher at Unity Baptist Church. She was happiest when she could host her entire family for home-cooked meals that included a variety of vegetables from her bountiful garden, her delicious fried pies and sweet tea. She also enjoyed looking after her cows and chickens and working in her yard. She insisted on mowing her own grass until a broken hip slowed her down in her late 80s. Mrs. Browning is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Bill Paddack of Little Rock, Brenda and Michael Emery of Fort Smith and Linda and J.H. Core of Greenwood; two sisters, Darlene Miller of Bauxite and Pauline Thomas of Benton; many nieces and nephews; four step grandchildren; and several step great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Arley D. Browning, and one brother, J.B. Blackburn. Except for one year when she and her husband worked in California during the Depression, she lived her entire life in Cross Creek Community before moving to Pink Bud Nursing Center in Greenwood in November 2005. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 31 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with Rev. Richard Lanman officiating. Burial will be at Oliver Cemetery at Lake Hinkle under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Phil Miller, Dale Miller, Roy Dean Browning, J.D. Browning, Rick Core and Steve Core served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Huddleston, Garald Martin, R.C. Maxell, Donnie Oliver, Tom Workman, Adell Dickens, Bill Hutchens and Jim Hall. Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church.

Scott County Times
24 October 2001
RETHA BROWNING

Retha Belle Browning, 92, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron died Sunday, October 21, 2001 in Collinsville. She was a homemaker and attended the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Hon Baptist Church with burial following at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Roy Browning of Vera, Oklahoma; two brothers, Willie Newman of Hon and Bryant Newman of Waldron; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Roger Leeper, Robert (Rodge) Newman, Jake Newman, Bobby Don Helms, J.C. Helms and J.T. (Jake) Helms.

Scott County Times
24 March 2004
MABLE BRUMLEY

Waldron--Graveside services for Mable Brumley, 82, of Waldron were held Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 1 pm at Lamb Cemetery southeast of Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Brumley died Saturday, March 20, 2004 at her home. She was a retired nurses aid and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include three daughters, Mary and husband Rockie Goodwin of Waldron, Linda and husband Bill Brock of Fort Smith and Susie Awalt of Muldrow; a son, Freddie Brumley of Waldron; four grandchildren, Amanda and husband Travis Plummer of Conway, Jennifer Rose of Muldrow, Amy Walden of Fort Smith and grandson, Johnnie Taylor of Caldwell, Idaho; and two great grandchildren, John Mathew Taylor of Caldwell, Idaho and Kailin Walden of Fort Smith. Pallbearers were Travis Plummer, Leo Koch, Daniel McCullah, Ricky Peters, Lonnie O'Bryant and Ronnie Slater.

The Waldron News
13 January 2016
BASIL LAFAYETTE BRUTON

Basil Lafayette Bruton, lifelong resident of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life in Waldron, Arkansas at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 26 days old. Basil was a 32 degree mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He served in the Navy during WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. Basil leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, Ronald Bruton of Boles, Arkansas, one brother, Noyce Bruton and wife Webbie of Boles, Arkansas, two sisters in law, Dixie Trumble of Portage, Indiana and Peggy Rose and husband Dub of Boles, Arkansas and two brothers in law, Bob Trumble and wife Jo of Alma, Arkansas and Jim Trumble and wife Nan of Shady Point, Oklahoma. Basil will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Basil was preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris Bruton; one daughter, Saundra Bruton; one sister, Lois Holleman and husband Valton; and two brothers, C.L. Bruton and Earnest Bruton. Basil's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y City, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Basil's pallbearers will be Mark Trumble, Matt Rose, Stanley Cottrell, Randy Jones, Tony Rose, Barry Bruton and Col Browder. Basil's visitation will be Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 April 2008
BENNIE LEE HARRIS BRUTON

Bennie Lee (Harris) Bruton passed away February 4, 2008 in Houston, Texas. She was born in 1923 to Margaret (Watts) and Benjamin Harris who preceded here in death. Her brother Roscoe and sister Edez also preceded here in death. She married Harold Scrimshire and moved to Texas in the 1950's. Harold Scrimshire died in 1972. Bennie later married Ernest Bruton and resided in Little Rock, moving to Lake Tawakoni in 1984 and living there until 2005. Survivors are husband, Ernest Bruton; daughters, Hilda Thornton and husband Jerry of Katy, Texas and Roe Wilson and husband Ted of Houston, Texas; three grandsons and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Lee Gillespie and step- daughters Glenda Hale and Jeanette Bruton. Bennie loved gardening, cooking, and made beautiful crafts and handwork. She also loved animals and grew beautiful flowers. She will be greatly missed.

The Waldron News
7 May 2008
C.L. BRUTON

C.L. Burton, 75, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 28, 2008 in an Owasso nursing home. He was a retired Army veteran. He is survived by his son, Barry Bruton and wife Julie of Owasso, OK; grandchildren, Chris Hackett, Allison Hackett, Daniel Bruton and Robyn Bruton; three brothers, Basil, Ernest and Noyce Bruton; nephew, Ron Bruton, and nieces Glenda Hale, Janette Bruton and Sherry Cottrel. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles with interment in the Buffalo Cemetery.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
DORIS BRUTON

Doris Bruton, 78, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 3, 2006 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church and the Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Waldron Chapter. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Chant Cemetery with Eastern Star Rites under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Basil Bruton of the home; one son, Ron Bruton of Boles, Arkansas; one sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Dub Rose of Boles, Arkansas; three brothers, T.J. and Dixie Trumble of Portage, Indiana, Bobby and Jo Trumble of Alma, Arkansas, Jim Trumble of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister-in-law, Marvis Trumble of Moore, Oklahoma, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Ruth Trumble, a daughter, Saundra Kay Bruton, and a brother, Leroy Trumble. Pallbearers were Mark Trumble, Russell Trumble, Mike Trumble, Matt Rose, Tony Rose and Stanley Cottrel. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Jones, Donald Hollaway and Buddy Morgan.

The Waldron News
10 July 2013
(SGT. MAJ. RET.) ERNEST F. BRUTON, SR.

Ernest F. Bruton, Sr. (Sgt. Maj. Ret.*, 91 of Benton, died June 23, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 7, 1922 in Scott County, Arkansas to Maude Sims and Columbus Bruton. He was the grandson of Susan and Dr. C.C. Bruton. He was a WWII veteran and had a long career with the Arkansas National Guard. In addition to his parents and grandparents, he is preceded in death by his son, Ernie Bruton, Jr., sister, Lois Holleman and brother, C.L. Bruton. Survived by his loving daughters, Glenda Hale (Jimmy) and Jeanette Bruton; grandchildren, Michael Hale (Amber), Teresa Dempsey, Traci Brown, Misty Dempsey and Ernie Bruton III; great grandchildren. He is also surved by the mother of his children, Ruby Evans (Charles); brothers, Basil Bruton and Noyce Bruton, nephews, Ronald Bruton, Barry Bruton; niece, Sherry Holleman Cottrell and a host of family and friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly. Graveside 11:00 a.m. June 26 at Buffalo Cemetery, Boles, Arkansas by Rev. Pat Ray Biggs. Arrangements provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.

The Waldron News
13 July 2016
WIBBIE JUNE HOLLEMAN BRUTON

Wibbie June Holleman Bruton of Boles, born June 1, 1930 at Parks, departed this life for her heavenly home on Friday, June 3, 2016 from Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 86 years and two days. She was born to Wilburn Woodville Holleman and Nancy Rebecca Rose Holleman of Parks, Arkansas and was the granddaughter of H.W. and Sarah Hawkins Holleman and J.A. and Elizabeth Barker Rose. A fourth generation Scott Countian, she descended from pioneer families of the area. She was a tenth generation American, with her earliest Holleman forebear arriving from England in 1650, 126 years before the American Revolution and settling in the Tidewater area of the Colony of Virginia. She attended school at both Parks and Boles, graduating from Boles High School. She resided for several years in El Paso, Texas, relocating to Mena in the 1970s, and in 1985 she returned to Scott County, living at Boles for the remainder of her life. Mrs. Bruton was a believer in and a follower of Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Parks Methodist Church and had served on the church Board of Trustees for several years. She had also been a member of the Dooley Cemetery Board during the time it was reorganized and a book was published featuring writings of the descendants of those who had lived in the community. Proceeds from this publication were dedicated to the upkeep of the cemetery. Survivors include her devoted husband, William Noyce Bruton; a sister, Ema Holleman Atwood of Texarkana, Texas; three nephews, David E. Neal of Oceanside, California; Kent Neal of South Amherst, Ohio and Shawn Neal of Maud, Texas; three nieces and two nephews by marriage and several cousins, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rebecca Alicia Davis; her parents and grandparents. Graveside funeral service was June 7, 2016 at the Dooley Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., officiated by her cousin, Keith Holleman, and her nephew, David Neal, and was followed by a family luncheon at the Parks Methodist Church, hosted by her church family. Pall bearers were David Neal, Kent Neal, Shawn Neal, Ronnie Bruton, Stanley Cottrell, Jr. and Bradley Holleman.

The Waldron News
1 November 2000
CLARENCE J. BRYAN

Clarence J. Bryan, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, October 27, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired Civil Service employee, a member of Waldron First Baptist Church, Army veteran of World War II, member of the Greenwood Lodge #131 F & AM, and a lifetime member of the Waldron V.F.W. Post. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 30 with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Bryan of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
8 June 2011
NELLIE BRYAN

Nellie Bryan, 92, of Waldron, AR passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Waldron. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, attended Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, and is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Bryan. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Liberty Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. Viewing will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th at the funeral home where the family will visit with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
HAROLD LEE BUCCELLA

Harold Lee Buccella, 61, of Midland, Ark., died on June 18, 1999 in Pine Bluff. He was an assembly line worker for Baldor Electric. A graveside service was held on Friday, June 25, at Oliver Cemetery in Midland, Ark. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter, Sherylee Buccella of Hackett, Ark; two sons, Anthony Buccella of Hackett and Joey Buccella of Midland, Ark; six grandchildren, Brian, Shawn, Kimberly, John, Jose, and Cody.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
ROBBIE L. (FROST) BUCHANAN

Robbie L. (Frost) Buchanana, born March 1, 1921 passed away March 8, 2009 of respiratory failure in Pleasant Hill, California. Preceded in death by her husband Julian W. Buchanan April 11, 1977, sister Avanue Davis, brother Faye Frost. Mother Dovie (Frost) Hawkins, father Tip Frost and John Hawkins. She is survived by her son Ronald Buchanan and wife Linda; daughter Sondra Butner and husband David. She will be missed by her 4 grandchildren Richard Buchanan and wife Lori, Lynn Mendez and husband Benjamin, Stacey and Brandon Butner, 6 great-grandchildren Andrew, Benjamin, Matthew and Samuel Mendez and James & Rebecca Buchanan. She was married October 5, 1938 Waldron, Arkansas moved to Oakland, California 1943 where she was a pipe fitter and welder, all f ft. 2 inches of her. She lived in Oakland, CA until 1993 then moved to Pleasant Hill, California where she lived until 2009. Mom left behind many friends, family and happy memories. She was brave, gentle and humorous to the end and will be greatly missed. There was funeral service March 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, Hayward, California.

The Waldron News
10 March 1999
GAILEN D. BUCK

Gailen D. Buck, 60, of Castle Rock, Colorado, died Saturday, February 27, 1999 at Porter Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at Kirk Hall in Castle Rock, Colorado. Born on January 7, 1939 in Eads, Colorado, he was the son of Clyde and Elsie (Kelley) Buck. He married Lola Marie Moore on October 8, 1977 in Castle Rock. Gailen worked as a road supervisor for Douglas County. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, friends, traveling, especially to Branson, Missouri, to listen to country music, and bowling. Gailen moved to Castle Rock in 1972 then to Waldron from 1979 to 1984 when he moved back to Castle Rock. Mr. Buck is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Buck; one son, Chris Buck; his brother, Robert Buck; father-in-law, Wayne "Bill" Moore. Mr. Buck is survived by his wife, Lola, of Castle Rock; his mother, Elsie Buck, of Pueblo West; his son, Kevin Buck, of Cheyene Wells; step daughters: Wendy (John) Lear, of Parker; Cindy (Robert) Shadd, of Astoria, Oregon and Charity Gilleylen, of Castle Rock; three sisters: Pat (Neils) Hansen, of Lakewood, Shirley (Jim) Leinberger, of Arvada and Florence (Calvin) Covalt, of New Iberia, Louis.; three brothers: Elvin (Lola) Buck, of Pueblo West, Jim (Liz) Buck, of Edmond, Okla. and Ed (Lil) Buck, of Lakewood; his mother-in-law, Hazel Moore, of Castle Rock; two brothers-in-law: Frank (Chris) Moore, of Castle Rock, Colorado and Vern Moore, of Roundup, Montana. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231. Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock is in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
11 May 2016
HARLON TILLIS "BUCK" BUCKALEW SR.

Harlon Tillis "Buck" Buckalew Sr. was born on March 29, 1934 to R.C. and Nancy (Holliman) Buckalew in Ovett, Mississippi. He crossed into Heaven on April 29, 2016 in Oklahoma City. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Faye, and siblings Bethel, Ralph, Violet, Louise, Jesse Ruben (Shot), Nellene, Anna Lou, Russell and Nan, and one grandson, Justin Tyrel Puckett. Buck is survived by his sister, Netta Ree Buckalew Hoover, his 7 children, Harlon Buckalew Jr. and his wife Kathryn, Mona Puckett and her husband Troy, Maura McKay, Tammy Cooke, Carmen Theriot, Ethel Hutchens and her husband Tobias, and Mary Katherine Carrier and her husband Brad. He also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a passel of nieces and nephews, and friends, far and wide. Buck was a truck driver by trade, but had many accomplishments throughout his life. He was a father, husband, brother, son and friend to many. His quick wit and ready smile were always present and he was beloved by everyone who knew him. Buck was a man who lived his life on his own terms and who treated those he loved with kindness and care. He will be missed by those who loved him. Buck was memorialized in a private service in Oklahoma City on Monday, May 2, 2016. His Life Celebration will be held in Laurel, MS on July 9, 2016 at Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church at 10 a.m. for family and friends.

Scott County Times
8 August 2001
LARRY BUCKNER

Larry Buckner, 88, of Waldron died August 4, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Mason and a retired Hardwood Lumber Inspector. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesdy, August 7, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry Lee and Mary Buckner of Pittsburg, Texas; one sister, Ina Mae Harrison of Waldron; 2 grandchildren Bruce Buckner and Renee Shirley; 2 great-grandchildren, Brittany and Courtney Shirley; and several nices and nephews. Pallbearers were members of the Waldron Masonic Lodge Number 132 F & AM.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
REBA LEA BUCKNER

Reba Lea Buckner, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, July 12, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2001 at Martin Funeral Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband Larry Buckner; one son, Larry Lee Buckner of Pittsburgh, Texas; one brother, Cyrel Roach of Pittsburgh, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were George Harrison, Herbert Snider, Dave Snider, Rick Black, Bink Johnston and Bruce Buckner.

The Waldron News
7 May 2008
SUSAN BUDDENSIEG

Susan Buddensieg, 44, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 1, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born on July 8, 2963 in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by her best friend and soul mate Arron Boyungs of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Carla Buddensieg of Gainsville, Florida and Sophia Buddensieg of Margate, Florida; her mother, Nina Ruy of Dania, FL; four brothers, Peter Ruy of Baltimore, MD, Robert Ruy of Hollywood, FL, Francisco Marin of Hollywood, FL and Michael Ruy of Oakland, CA; one sister, Marie Marell of Oldsmar, FL; ten nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please donate to The American Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral was Monday, May 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Rev. Ricky Hunt officiated.

The Waldron News
6 March 2013
ADELLE R. (HANSON) BUFFINGTON

Adelle R. (Hanson) Buffington, 84, of Booneville, Arkansas peacefully went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 2 in Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Arkansas, with family members at her side. Adelle was born June 30, 1928 in Hutchinson, Minnesota, the first child of Ernest and Ruth Hanson. She graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1946. Adelle worked for the United States Selective Service in Pueblo, Colorado. Later she worked at a Civil Service position as an administrative assistant in Denver, Colorado. She and Joseph Buffington were married on October 18, 1980 in Waldron, Arkansas. They lived there briefly and then moved to Booneville where they lived the rest of their lives. Joe died on September 17, 2009. Adelle was active in the United Methodist Church until her marriage to Joe. Her church activities were dear to her heart. She was a faithful member of Golden City Assembly of God Church and loved her church family, with Brother Paul Frickenschmidt and Brother LeRoy Bass officiating. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. She kept up a steady correspondence with her relatives and many friends through the years. Adelle is survived by a sister Muriel (Bill) Teague of Raleigh, North Carolina; three brothers, David (Ruth) Hanson of Dodge Center, Minnesota, Rodney (Gail) Hanson of Park Forest, Illinois, March (Amparo) Hanson of Riverside, California; a very special stepdaughter, Jerri (Coy) Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Mary (Ben) House of Ashdown, Arkansas; a stepson, Michael Buffington of Booneville, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Carol Hayden of Hoblesville, Indiana; and numerous nephews and nieces and many step children. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6th at Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville with interment following in the Bud Davis Cemetery near the Grayson Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Roberts Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Golden City Assembly of God Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
JOSEPH ELIJAH BUFFINGTON

Joseph Elijah "Joe" Buffington, 88, of Booneville died Thursday, sept. 17, 2009 in a Van Buren hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Ola to David and Julie Emberson Buffington. He was retired from the timber industry, a retired minister of Grayson Assembly of God, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Grayson Assembly of God, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Buffington; grandson, Phillip Butler; two step-daughters, Audrey and Reba Owens; two sisters, Lydia Ruth Mays and Lizzie Buffington; three brothers, Paul Buffington, James Buffington and Andrew Buffington. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Grayson Assembly of God in the Grayson community near Booneville with burial at Bud Davis Cemetery in the Grayson community under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Adelle of the home; two daughters, Jerri Butler of Waldron and Mary House of Camden; two stepdaughters, Carol Hayden and Ruby Hurst; a son, Michael Buffington of Booneville; a sister, Joy Hunt of Greenwood; two brothers, David Buffington of Booneville and John Buffington of Lamar; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Danny Bass, Carl and Corey Butler, David Cole, David Jones and Darrell Hunt.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
PAUL NATHANIEL BUFFINGTON

Paul Nathaniel Buffington, 82, of The Dalles, Oregon formerly of Booneville, AR was born January 25, 1924 in Havana, Arkansas and passed away October 14, 2006 in The Dalles, Oregon. He was a retired steel worker and a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Booneville, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Buffington. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2006 at the First Assembly of God Church in Booneville with burial at Bud Davis Cemetery near the Grayson community near Booneville, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Judy Murphy and her husband David of Prineville, OR: sisters, Joy Hunt of Greenwood, AR and Lydia Ruth Mayes of Waldron, AR; brothers, Joseph Buffington of Waldron, AR; David Buffington of Magazine, AR; John A. Buffington of Lamar, AR and Andrew Buffington of Mena, AR; grandchildren, Brian Murphy and Kristiana Horner, and one great-grandchild, Joey. Obituary by Roberts Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
8 August 2007
SAMUEL BUGGAGE

Samuel Buggage, 64, of Waldron passed away July 31, 2007 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a hurricane Katrina evacuee who chose to make his home in Waldron. He attended Temple Baptist Church. He is survived by one son, Demond, and three daughters, Diondre, Tewanda and Glenda, all of Louisiana; one brother, Herman, also of Louisiana. A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church on Sunday, August 12, at 1:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
16 December 2009
EDWARD E. BUJARSKI

Edward E. Bujarski, 83, of Little Rock died December 9th, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. Mr. Bujarski was born and lived all his life in Little Rock. He was a retired buildings manager of St. John's Center and the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. He graduated from Catholic High School in 1944 and was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church. He was also a member of the 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus having held offices at both state and local levels. Mr. Bujarski is survived by a sister, Mary Roberts of Norman, OK and a brother, Ramon and his wife Marie Bujarski of Waldron, Arkansas and many nieces and nephews. A Rosay service will be held in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street in Little Rock at 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Bujarski's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 9th and Sterman Streets, Little Rock with Rev. Jason Tyler and Rev. Neil Pezzulo as celebrants. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Local arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, AR. Memorials may be made to the Perpetual Adoration Fund, c/o Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1321 S. Van Buren, Little Rock, AR 72204.

The Waldron News
3 September 2008
GENE BULLOCK

Gene Bullock, 79, of Waldron, AR passed away Tuesday, August 26th, 2008. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, attended the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene. He loved to coon hunt, and was an avid sports fan. He was a member of the River Valley Pro-Am Golf Association. Gene was born in Lake City, TN on September 14, 1928, the son of the late Curtis and Grace (Campbell) Bullock. He served in the U.S. Army as a Cpl. in the Korean War. Gene is survived by his wife Verla of 55 years; three daughters, Marquita Hattabaugh and husband Steve of Elm Park, AR, Denise Thompson and husband Mike of Barling, Arkansas, Gina Epperson and husband Tracy of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Gene is also survived by a sister, Nellafa Wright of Halls Crossroads, TN; a brother, Curtis Bullock, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, KY. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Bullock. Funeral service was at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30th, with Rev. Marvin Frederick officiating with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Trevor, Garris, Shay, Chase Hattabaugh, Jamin Scott, Jaren Ridenhour.

Scott County Times
11 June 2003
CLAUD AVERY BUNN, SR.

Claud Avery Bunn, Sr., 68, of Boles, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 6, 2003 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He was retired from the U.S. Army, member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Legion and a brother, Howard Bunn. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; one daughter, Sheri Goodrich of Waldron; two sons, Claud "Butch" Bunn Jr. of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Ted Bunn of Needmore, Arkansas; two sisters, Loretta Hardy of Elaine, Arkansas and Margie Johnson of Decatur, Alabama; two brothers, Vernon Bunn of Cave City, Arkansas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Ted Bunn, Claud "Butch" Bunn Jr., Jimmy Beck, Howard Mohler, Mike Shaddon and Vernon Bunn.

The Waldron News
6 December 2006
JOANN ALICE HEBBARD BUNN

JoAnn Alice Hebbard Bunn, 70, of Y-City, Arkansas, had sunset December 2, 2006 at Waldron, Arkansas. She was a Methodist by faith and a homemaker. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with interment at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Sheri Goodrich of Waldron, AR; two sons, Claud "Butch" Bunn, Jr. and wife Peggy of Goose Creek, SC, Ted Bunn and wife Leann of Cookson, OK; two sisters, Phyllys Wilson of Deer Park, TX, Sharon Beck of Midlothia, TX; one brother, Jerry Hebbard of Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Bunn and Tina Bunn; husband, Claud Avery Bunn, Sr., and father James "Jim" Loung Hebbard. Pallbearers will be Claud "Butch" Bunn, Ted Bunn, Jimmy Bunn and Amber Bunn.

Scott County Times
26 June 2002
JOHNNY LEE BUNTEN

Waldron--Funeral services for Johnny Lee Bunten, 57, of Waldron were held Monday, June 24, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Bunten died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron. He was a logger and a member of Hon Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Sherry L. Garrett and Linda J. Belanger both of Huntington; a son, Randall L. Bunten of Waldron; his mother, Opal Bunten of Waldron; three sisters, Ruby Chacon of Maricopa, California, Ola Mae Kemp of Pencil Bluff and Edith Slater of Waldron; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were J.C. Helms, Jake Helms, Gary Carter, David Cabe, Josh Coughran and Chris Slate.

The Waldron News
20 June 2007
OPAL OLA BUNTEN

Opal Ola Bunten, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 13, 2007 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Kirk Cemetery with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Edith Slater of Waldron, AR, Ola Mae Kemp of Pencil Bluff, AR and Ruby Chacon of Taft, CA; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 April 2014
PATRICIA ANN BUNTEN

Patricia Ann Bunten (Morris), 70, passed away on April 16th, 2014. She was born on March 15, 1944 to James and Rosalie Morris. She is preceded in death by her parents and her spouse Johnny Bunten. She is survived by her five children, Kathy Hitt, Robert Young, Russell Young, Terri Arney and Randy Bunten; two granddaughters and three grandsons; her sisters Caroline and Janice and a brother James; one nephew and two nieces. Memorial services were held at Hon Baptist Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 26th.

The Waldron News
14 July 1999
ROY C. BUNTING

Roy C. Bunting, 63, of Alma, Arkansas died on Wednesday, July 7 in a local hospital. He was a retired supervisor from Planters, Inc. in Fort Smith, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel with burial at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Jane, of the home; one son, Steve Bunting of Waldron, AR; one step-son, Jimmy Lewis of Van Buren; grandchildren, Taylor and Brandon Bunting of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Benny, Danny and Thomas Bunting, James Ed Vaughn, Wayne Gregory and Darrell Roper.

Scott County Times
23 August 2000
LORA BURDEN

Lora Lucille Burden, 92, of Waldron died August 15, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired owner and operator of a snack bar near Waldron schools, Baptist and the widow of Lester Burden. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 10 am at First Baptist Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ken Vaughn of Waldron; two sisters, Elva Newborn and Naomie Solomon both of Waldron; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gladys and Wilson Cole of Sherman, Texas; a sister-in-law, Ruth Burden; one granddaughter and grandson -in-law, Elaine and Marvin Standridge of Russellvile, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Regina Hutchens of Greenwood, Arkansas; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Hutchens, Ashley and K.J. Standridge. Pallbearers were Lyndy Holland, Roger Brigance, Johnny Ward, Jimmy Piles, Johnny Evans and Glen Dale Sparks.

The Waldron News
10 October 2001
LAUDENE HOLT MILLER BURDINE

Laudene Burdine departed this world Saturday morning, June 9, 2001 at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 4 days. She was born September 5, 1913 in Ladonia, Texas, the daughter of Francis Marion and Polly Jane Martindale Holt. She was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church in Fort Worth and retired from Fort Worth National Bank. She was the widow of Jena Miller and C.B. Burdine. In addition to her parents and husbands, one daughter, Joni Claudene Sims Hornell of Fort Worth; one son, Roger Dean Miller of Santa Fe, NM and one grandson, Michael Miller of Shamrock, TX, preceded her in death. Sisters, Annie Myatt of Pampa, TX, Lillie Holt Bennett of Springdale, AR and Myrtle Roberts of Molalla, OR; brothers, Johnny Wiley Holt of Riverside, CA, Howard Henry Holt of Van Buren, AR, Herbert Marion Holt and Martin Clarence Holt of Springdale; two daughters-in-law, Billie Gee Miller of Scottsdale, AZ and Mary Lou Jimenez Miller of Hanford, CA. She is survived by two sons, Harold Duane Miller of Ridge Crest, CA and Wendell Jean Miller of Hanford, CA; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sims of Denton, TX; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one great- great granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The Waldron News
19 April 2017
BRUCE "WAYNE" BURK

Bruce "Wayne" Burk of Waldron, AR passed from this life, Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Waldron, AR surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born October 3, 1951 in Somerset KY to George Burk and Nancy Pauline (Smith) Burk. Wayne was 65 year old. Loving husband and father describes Wayne. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He especially looked forward to the grandchildren coming by. Wayne was an animal lover and he enjoyed wood working. Wayne is survived by his wife Diane Burk of the home, two daughters: Amy Hitchcock and husband Rodney, Olivia Polen and husband Travis all of Waldron, AR, one son Matthew Burk and wife Victoria of Tacoma, WA. two grandchildren Isabella and Corbin. Wayne is also survived by three siblings: twin sister Cathy Gilmore and husband Gary of Little Rock, AR, brothers Larry Burk and wife Lois of Springhill, TN,and Jerry Burk and wife Norma, Bismark AR. Wayne was proceeded in death by parents Nancy "Pauline" and George Burk. Wayne's memorial life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, AR. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles McCann, Ronnie Thompson, Warren Cross, Gary Gilmore and Ricky McCann.

Scott County Times
2 July 2003
DENVER BURNETT

Arizona--We were sorry to hear of the death of Denver Burnett, age 77, of Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away on June 23, 2003. He grew up in Waldron and was the son of Jim & Dethora Burnett. He went into the army in 1943 and after two years there, he went to Arizona to live. He leaves three children, Pat, Betty Sue and Jim of Phoenix; two brothers, Delmer of Phoenix and J.D. of Waldron; two sisters, Betty Mourton of Springfield, Oregon and Sue Bottoms of Waldron; and three grandchildren of Phoenix. His service was held Tuesday, July 1 at the Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix with full military honors.

The Waldron News
28 October 1998
GARY GRAY BURNETT

Gary Gray Burnett, 61, of Waldron died Oct. 24, 1998 at his residence. He worked as an independent landman for over 30 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, West Texas Jazz Society, Permian Basin Landman's Association and a past board president of High Sky Children's Ranch. Survivors include his wife, Susie Burnett of Midland; a son, John Gray Burnett of New York, New York; a daughter, Shannon Burnett Fagan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his mother, Cordelia Gray Matthews of Waldron; a brother, James L. Burnett of Midland; and two grandchildren. Memorial services were set for 11 a.m., Oct. 26 at First United Methodist Church with C. Lane Boyd officiating, assisted by Dr. Russell Parchman. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to: American Cancer Society, 2304 Wadley, Midland, Texas 79707-9509 or to High Sky Children's Ranch, HC 31 Box 21A, Midland, Texas 79707-9509. The Gary Burnett Memorial Scholarship Fund, West Texas Jazz Society, P. 0. Box 10836, Midland, Texas 79702.

The Waldron News
12 May 2010
JUNE BURNETT

June Burnett, 80, of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2010. She is survived by one son Nathan Eugene Newell and wife Dawn; one sister May McCain; three grandsons Kevin Howard Newell and wife Angela, Jeffery Williams Newell and wife Tabatha, Kenny Bovaird and many great-grandchildren. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
MARY LORENE BURNETT

Mary Lorene Burnett, 80, of Waldron, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired grocery store clerk and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Lisa Wood and Shirley Burnett, both of Waldron and Cynthia Shupert of Fort Smith; three step-daughters: Shirley Kirkland and Jean Ballard, both of Channelview, Tex. and Rita Madely of Corpus Christi, Tex; one son, Gregory Burnett of Greenwood; two step-sons: W.A. Burnett of Waldron and J.C. Burnett of Palestine, Tex; one sister, Edness Calderon of Buda, Tex; several nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Burnett. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
2 October 2002
ORA LEE BURNETT

ARIZONA--We were sorry to hear of the death of Ora Lee Burnett, 76, wife of Denver Burnett. Mrs. Burnett died on September 22, 2002 at Phoenix, Arizona. Besides her husband, Denver, she leaves three children, Pat, Jimmy and Betty Sue all of Phoenix and three grandchildren. She was a sister-in-law to J.D. Burnett and Sue Bottoms of Waldron.

The Waldron News
12 March 2014
SHIRLEY ANN BURNETT

Shirley Ann Burnett of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born September 6, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Denver Beshears and Mary Lorraine (Stacey) Beshears. Shirley was 76 years and 6 months old. Shirley was a long time member of Waldron Assembly of God Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley was married to the love of her life, W.A. Burnett for 53 years. Shirley was a dedicated employee at the Waldron Nursing Home for 30 years. She enjoyed bluegrass music, singing and visiting with people. Most of all, Shirley loved and treasured her family and the time she had with each of them. Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters: Diane Stokes and husband Ron of Waldron, Arkansas, Tressa Helton and husband Joe Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas, Cindy Shupert and husband Rocky of Fort Smith, Arkansas and four sons: Greg Burnett and wife Debra of Greenwood, Arkansas, Charlie Burnett and wife Kim of Waldron, Arkansas, Gary Burnett of Waldron, Arkansas and Jimmy Burnett of Oklahoma. Granny will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Bobby Brown, Brandon Brown, Buddy Joe Helton, William Helton, Erica Gabel, Tyler Burnett, Klayton Burnett, Kody Burnett, Karsen Burnett, Heather Baker, Gregory Vaughn, Nicholas Shupert. Shirley will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including special nieces, Deena, Lori, April and Lisa Wood and husband Robert and one great niece, Bethany Brigance, and nephews Keith and Jeffrey, along with a cousin, Perry Smith and wife Barbara of Texas as well as many extended family, friends and loved ones. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Burnett, and her parents, Denver and Mary Beshears. Shirley's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley's pallbearers were grandsons. Shirley's visitation was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 March 2014
W.A. BURNETT

W.A. Burnett of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, March 3, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. W.A. was born June 21, 1932 to Marvin Allison Burnett and Jessie Lee (Price) Burnett in Texas. W.A. was 81 years, 8 months and 10 days old. W.A. was a man who loved the outdoors. When he was not working, W.A. could be found on a creek bank fishing, or in the woods hunting. He also enjoyed working in his garden and tending to his yard. W.A. loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, making memories and passing down his legacy. W.A. leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley, three daughters: Diane Stokes and husband Ron of Waldron, Arkansas, Tressa Helton and husband Joe Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas, Cindy Shupert and husband Rocky of Fort Smith, Arkansas and four sons: Greg Burnett and wife Debra of Greenwood, Arkansas, Charlie Burnett and wife Kim of Waldron, Arkansas and Jimmy Burnett of Oklahoma. Pa will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Bobby Brown, Brandon Brown, Buddy Joe Helton, William Helton, Erica Gabel, Tyler Burnett, Klayton Burnett, Kody Burnett, Karsen Burnett, Heather Baker, Gregory Vaughn, Nicholas Shupert. W.A. is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Kirkland and Jean Ballard as well as one brother, Buck Burnett all of Texas. W.A. will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including special nieces, Deena, Lori, April, and Lisa Wood and husband Robert and one great niece, Bethany Brigance, and nephews Keith and Jeffrey as well as many extended family, friends and loved ones. W.A. is preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Jessie Burnett, one son, Marvin Lee and one sister, Rita Madeley. W.A.'s life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. W.A.'s pallbearers were grandsons. W.A.'s visitation was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
24 April 2013
DELMER DWAYNE BURNETTE

Sue Bottoms received word of the death of her brother, Delmer Burnett on April 12, 2013 in Tucson, AZ where he has resided for the last 3 years near his son Dwayne. He was 84 years old and had suffered a massive heart attack a few days before his death. God in his tender mercry ended his pain and opened wide his arms of love to receive him. Delmer grew up in Waldron, AR in the Jenkins Community and attended grade school there. He attended Southside High School in Fort Smith, AR graduating in 1945 after World War II. He and his brother, Denver, went west to find work. They stayed and raised their families around the Phoenix, AZ area. He was a construction worker. He was the son of Jim and Dethora (McEntire) Burnett who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lue and his brother, Denver. He is survived by one brother, J.D. Burnett and wife Jewel of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Betty Mourton of Springfield, OR and Sue Bottoms of Waldron, AR; one son, Dwayne Burnette and wife Elizabeth of Tucson, AZ, (his wife's children who became his own) daughter, Diane Neal Tallent and husband Wayne of Phoenix, AZ, and son Mike Neal of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements were conducted by Adair Funeral Home in Tucson, AZ.

The Waldron News
12 December 2007
TOMMY JOE BURNS

Tommy Joe Burns, 66, of Bates, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2007 at the Bates Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; one brother, Logan Burns and his wife Jean, and their daughter, Melissa of Wichita, Kansas; six step-daughters; four step-sons; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maude Burns, father, Logan Burns and nephew, Keith Burns. Pallbearers were Jim Dunigan, Carl D. Maxwell, Robert Page, Earney Page, Clifford Ritter and Raymond Wehr.

The Waldron News
8 March 2000
EZRA BURROUGHS

Ezra Burroughs, 85, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died Thursday, March 2, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born February 16, 1915 in Bismarck, AR. He was a member of Bismarck United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marie Burroughs and a son, Arnold E. Burroughs. He is survived by two daughters, Carrie Lou Sparks of Waldron, AR and Francis Sue Duffey of Katy, TX; three brothers, William Burroughs of Shreveport, LA, Maurice Burroughs of North Little Rock, AR, and Calvin Burroughs of Hot Springs, AR and seven grandchildren, Carol Hanna, Susan Henry, Scott Connelly, Deborah Stowe, Michael Duffey, Melissa Duffey and Gregory Duffey; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were on Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Bismarck United Methodist Church with burial at Fourche Loupe Cemetery. Reverend Norman Carter officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Gross Funeral Home of Hot Springs, AR. Pallbearers were Randy Burroughs, Gary Burroughs, Doug Green, Dennis Connelly, Tim Burroughs, Wayne Cook, Farrell Whitfield, Brandon Rowland.

The Waldron News
15 October 2008
BERTHA LILLIAN BURROWS

Bertha Lillian Burrows of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 6, 2008 at the age of 83 years and 6 months. She was born to Oscar Slate and Eunice Carter on April 6, 1925. She was a teacher. She is survived by five daughters, Ruby Nichols and husband Winston of Milltown, Arkansas, Joyce Hunnicutt and husband Todd of Greenwood, Arkansas, Susie Clopton and husband Raymon of Greenwood, Arkansas, Nina Dickinson of Witcherville, Arkansas, Tami Gill and husband Jerry of Mansfield, Arkansas; three sisters, Betty Dodd of Fort Worth, Texas, Elsie Allen of Mansfield, Arkansas, Linda Brown of Mansfield, Arkansas; one brother, Colin Slate of Booneville, Arkansas; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde "Pejo" Miles Burrows, two sisters, Ina Belle Hurt and Rachel Ruth Dorrough. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Coop Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church with interment at the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were W.E. Brown, Dave Johnson, Jim Newman, Bill Newman, Dr. Blake Hocott and Kenny Burgett. Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Newman, Bill Efurd, Bob Mergan and Mac Lloyd.

The Waldron News
3 August 2011
ANNA LYLES BURTON

Anna Lyles Burton, 100, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, July 30, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Anna was born March 31, 1911 in Graham, Oklahoma to the late H.P. and Mattie (Briscoe) Lyles. During World War II, in 1942, Anna moved to Long Beach, California and worked for Douglas Aircraft as one of the original "Rosie Riveters," putting the military aircraft together. Later she transferred to Kaiser Shipyards and worked there as a welder and a burner. After which she spent 20 years forking for Monark Match Company in San Jose, California. Anna is survived by one son, Gerald Lyles and wife Jeannie of Waldron, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Kathy Frye of Waldron, Arkansas, Debra Millar and husband Robert of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeanne Gann of Waldron, Arkansas; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Anna's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hines officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Graham Cemetery in Graham, Oklahoma. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Anna's visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
2 May 2001
COY BUTLER, SR.

Coy Imon Butler, Sr., 86, of Waldron died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from Hardwood Manufacturing and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home with burial at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Stella Butler, 4 daughters, Carol Arrington of Sherwood, Arkansas, Janey Harrison of Scranton, Arkansas, Rose Sullivan of El Dorado, Arkansas and Janet Carnahan of Mena; one step-daughter, Wanda Parish of Waldron; 5 sons, Jim of Sulpher Springs, Texas, Coy Jr., Randy and Ralph all of Waldron, and Gary of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; 5 step-sons, James Bingham of Deer Park, Washington, Jerry Bingham of Huntington, Arkansas, Don Bingham of Kearney, Missouri, Joe Bingham and Guy Bingham both of Waldron; 5 sisters, Pauline Owens of Waldron, Reba Knox of Fort Smith, Macie Rose of Fort Smith, Alice Lee Flohr of Florida and Evelyn Ferguson of California; one brother, Sam Butler of Fort Smith; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren and 4 step great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
12 June 2002
DONALD GLENN BUTLER

Donald Glenn Butler, age 51, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Sunday, June 9, 2002 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, as the result of injuries received in an automobile/pedestrian accident Saturday night. He was born November 19, 1950 at Walnut Ridge, AR, a son of the late Leland Glenn Butler and Dona Mae Henson Butler. He grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and graduated from high school in Paragould, AR. He graduated from Southern Baptist College (now Williams Baptist College) in Walnut Ridge with an Associate's Degree. He also attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and was a graduate of Columbia School of Broadcasting. He was in full time church work for 25 years and served churches in Hot Springs, Prescott, East Camden, Stuttgart and Waldron. He had formerly served as music minister for Green Meadows Baptist Church, Shannon Road Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and Centennial Baptist Church, all in Pine Bluff. At the time of his death he was minister of music at Greenlee Baptist Church. He had been employed as a sales clerk for Sears at the Pines Mall for the past six years. He was preceded in death by an infant son in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Tankersley Butler, to whom he was married on February 18, 1978 at Pine Bluff; two daughters, Cynthia Butler and Anita Butler, both of Pine Bluff; two brothers, James David "Lou" Butler of Little Rock, and Lee Butler of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; and one sister, Beth Allender of Perth, Australia. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Greenlee Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Hughes and Rev. Bobby Hartsfield officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery by Charles E. Fuller Funeral & Memorial Services.

The Waldron News
12 March 2014
PEGGY LOU BUTLER

Peggy Lou Butler of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, March 7, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Peggy was born July 29, 1949 to Raphel Otto Gossett and Mary Grettle (Mize) Gossett in Lake City, Arkansas. Peggy was 64 years, 7 months and 7 days old. Peggy attended Waldron Assembly of God Church. She loved people and enjoyed being around everyone. Peggy also loved to go for a walk. Peggy just enjoyed life. Peggy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 35 years, Jerry of the home; one son Daniel Paul Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; six sisters, Brenda of Lavaca, Arkansas, Sherry of Magazine, Arkansas, Debra of Alma, Arkansas, Joyce of Waldron, Arkansas, Norma of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Virginia of Waldron, Arkansas as well as two brothers, Gerald and Roger both of Waldron, Arkansas. Peggy's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Ray Jett officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Peggy's pallbearers were Trevor Sims, Trey Sims, Jerrod Holt, Taylor Powell, Billy Gossett and Jerry Wayne Gossett. Peggy's visitation was Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
8 July 2009
PHILLIP KYLE BUTLER
May 11, 1989 - July 3, 2009

Phillip Kyle Butler, 20, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 3, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Phillip was born May 11, 1989 in Waldron, Arkansas the youngest son of Coy and Jerri (Buffington) Butler. He loved computers and was a graduate of Waldron High School in 2007. Phillip is survived by his parents, Coy and Jerri Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-brother, Michael Butler and wife Lisa of Booneville, Arkansas; two brothers, Corey Lynn Butler of Waldron, Arkansas, Carl Butler and wife Nora of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Joe Buffington and wife Adelle of Booneville, Arkansas; one niece, Aubrey Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; two nephews, Jace Butler of Waldron, Arkansas, Carl Lee Butler of Oklahoma and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Phillip's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt, Rev. Leroy Bass and Rev. H.E. Porter officiating, with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Phillip's pallbearers were David Lee Cole, Vincent Jones, David Jones, Chris Hatfield, Randy Butler and Ralph Butler.

The Waldron News
1 August 2007
SHEILA NADINE ROBERTS BUTLER

Sheila Nadine Roberts Butler born August 2, 1937, passed July 26-27 at 9:30 a.m. in Rushville, MO at the home of her daughter, Dinah Spinner. She was born August 2, 1937 in Key West, Florida the daughter of John Henry and Beulah Ormsby Stroud. She received her education in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a resident of Waldron since November of 1999. She was in poor health for the past year. Sheila was blessed with Healing Hands in Body Massage and Reflexology and was of the Nazarene faith. Sheila was the great-great-great granddaughter of the great Evangelist Maria Woodworth Etter, whose ministry took her all around the country. Sheila and Jack A. Butler, Jr. were united in marriage on December 23, 2000 in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her huband, Jack Butler of the home; five children; nine step-children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Sheila's wishes there will be no services, just a few relations.

The Waldron News
27 November 2013
JAMES HARMON BUTTON

James Harmon Button, 85, Rockford, IL, passed away on Nov. 14, 2013 after a lengthy illness. James is preceded in death by his first wife, Ann (Sickele) Button; brothers, Eugene (Irma Jean) and Nathaniel (Lou Ida) Button; sisters, Rachel (Pete) Pierson and Ruth (Gary) Thorp. He is survived by his son, James (Cheryl) Button; grandson, Jamie Button and dedicated friend and former wife, Linda Lutzow-Cullum Button. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 7000 W. State Street, Rockford. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Advantage. Interment will be at Willwood Burial Park.

Scott County Times
20 December 2000
WILLIAM BUYS

William Day Buys, 80, of Waldron, formerly of Columbus, New York, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000 in his home. He was a retired machinist and a member of the Columbus Community Church. The body was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Buys of the home; three daughters, Wilma B. Rees of Manistee, Michigan, Karen Smith of Waldron, and Martha Hika of Fort Myers, Florida; one brother, George R. Buys of Salem, Oregon; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
BARNEY JOE BYERS
August 21, 1923 - February 3, 2009

Barney Joe Byers, 85, a lifelong resident of Mansfield went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2009 in a local hospital. He was born August 21, 1923 in Mansfield, AR to John Hulsey and Capitolia Byers. He was in the Navy, a longtime employee of Martin Funeral Home, and a former employee of the city of Mansfield. He also founded a dry cleaning store with his father and brother which operated many years ago in Mansfield. Barney is survived by his wife Dorothy of Van Buren; a daughter Mary Byers-Gilbert and husband Paul also of Van Buren; a son John David and wife Angie; granddaughters Shelby and Hailey and grandson Braxton all of Mansfield; a brother Billy Cherry Byers of Ft. Smith; sister Jane McFarland of Wichita, Kansas, and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 6. 2009 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville, AR with interment in the Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron. Following the interment there will be a reception at the church which is open to all friends and family. Pallbearers were Jason Baggett, Dennis Tyler, Randy Byers, Elsie Jean Barnett, Rick Newman and Glen Hurt. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department Fund.

The Waldron News
30 December 1998
CHARLES MILBURN (BILL) BYERS

Charles Milburn (Bill) Byers, 75, of Waldron died Dec. 25, in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired timber worker, veteran of WWII, a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a member of the Navy Seabees Organization. Graveside service was from 10 a.m. Dec. 28, with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Frankie; one daughter, Linda Kizer of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; two sons, Linden Byers of Waldron, Billy Byers of Waldron; one sister, Betty Holmes of Mena. Pallbearers were Doyle Massongill, Gene Staggs, Dick Staggs, Dean Heath, Leon Johnson and L.D. Powell. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 27, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
13 January 2010
DOROTHY L. BYERS

Dorothy L. Byers, 80, beloved wife, mother and friend, peacefully departed this world Friday, January 8, 2010 to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Barney. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville and a lifelong resident of Mansfield. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Mary Byers-Gilbert and husband Paul of Van Buren; a son John David Byers and wife Angie; granddaughters Shelby and Hailey and grandson Braxton Byers all of Mansfield; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Barney Byers; brother Arthur Spaude of Washington, and nephew Ronnie Spaude of Washington. Funeral Service was at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville, AR with the Rev. Gary Martin and Dr. Larry Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Jason Baggett, Dennis Tyler, Randy Byers, Jim Boatwright, Jackie Smith, Brian Byers and Richard Lodge, Sr. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department Fund and/or the activities fund of Hope Creek in Van Buren, AR.

The Waldron News
22 September 1999
HULSEY BYERS

Hulsey Byers, 97, of Mansfield, Arkansas died on Sunday, September 19, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a Baptist and was retired from the Forest Service. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21 at Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by one daughter, Jane McFarlen of Wichita, KS; two sons, Barney and Bill Byers of Mansfield; one sister, Laora Barnett of Spiro, OK; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
13 July 2005
LAVERA BYERS

Lavera Wyvonna Byers, age 70 of Mansfield passed away Friday, July 1, 2005 at her home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo Thomas David and Dorothy Olivia Legenbeel David, four sisters, one brother and one great grandchild. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Buggy Hill Cemetery with interment at Buggy Hill Cemetery near Mansfield under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Billy C. Byers of the home, two daughters, Suzie and Steve Black of Hackett, Brenda and David Palsa of Fort Smith; two sons, Randay and Eva Byers of Fort Smith, Brian and Caren Byers of Hackett; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four sisters, Stella Keller of Little Rock, Joyce Raymer of Pea Ridge, Frances Lakin of Seligman, MO and Joada VanHook of Elm Springs, one brother, Ross David of Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
LESSIE M. BYERS

Lessie M. Byers, 83, of Mansfield died Thursday, March 5, 1998 in a local hospital. She was a home maker and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 in Rock Creek Baptist Church with burial at Buggy Hill Cemetery near Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Allison, of Lake Spur; one brother, Arlie Richmond, of Riverbank, California; two grandchildren: Terri Nichols, of Carlsbad, California and Kenneth Allison, of Silverdale, Washington; four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Carroll Slate, Rev. Colin Slate, Billy Cherry Byers, Nelton Henley, Charlie Bennett and Ken Allison. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
19 October 2005
ROBERT BYERS

Robert Jerald Byers of Alma died October 13, 2005 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a retired aircraft painter, served in the United States Navy during Korean War. He was born August 23, 1933 to the late Bob and Georgia Fox Byers. He is the grandson of the late Rev. John and Nona Byers. He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Gregory of Alma and Toni Grubbs of Macomb, Oklahoma; two sons, Michael Byers of Fort Smith and John Byers of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; one aunt, Laora Byers Barnett; five grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy and Kimberly Gregory, Bradley Grubbs and Daniel Byers; one great granddaughter, Payton Gregory; a host of cousins and friends. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2005, National Cemetery at Ft. Smith with burial at National Cemetery, Rev. Charles Whedbee officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 May 2017
STACY ANNETTE (VANIER) BYERS

Stacy Annette (Vanier) Byers of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Saturday, May 13, 2017 near Waldron, Arkansas. Stacy was born March 24, 1969 in LaMarque, Texas to Charles Q.  Vanier and Bertha E. (Pinkard) Vanier. Stacy was 48 years old. Stacy was a kind and gentle person. She loved working with children which led to her receiving a Bachelor's Degree and working as a Paraprofessional in the Waldron School District. Students and adults alike, enjoyed being around Stacy. She had a warm and encouraging manner. She always strived to help her students reach their full potential and excel. When Stacy wasn't working or helping someone she enjoyed going to "PWAT" Painting with a twist. Stacy enjoyed her little dog. Stacy loved her family and looked forward to spending time with each of them and making memories. Stacy will be missed by everyone who knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a multitude of students, friends and loved ones. Stacy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 23 years, Charles Linden Byers of the home, one son, Charles Joseph Byers of Waldron, Arkansas, one step son, Robert Byers of Waldron, Arkansas, and her parents, Charles and Berta Vanier of Texas. Stacy is also survived by one sister, Christina Cheesman and two brothers Charles Vanier and Billie Vanier all of Texas and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Stacy's visitation was Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 1:00 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 & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 September 2009
DEWEY L. "ROY" BYFORD

Dewey L. "Roy" Byford, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas, devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died Wednesday, september 23, 2009 at his home. Roy was born July 1, 1945 in Blackfork, Arkansas to Bob and Mary Byford. He joined the Navy when he was 17 and has lived in many places all over the world and earned many commendations during his 30 years of service. He met his wife Margaret in Ireland and there they had their son Keith Joseph in 1968. They had their first daughter Lisa Marie in 1970 in Albany, Georgia and their second daughter, Samantha Erin, in 1980 in Virginia Beach, VA. They moved to Waldron, AR in 1994 where they have resided since. Roy became "Papa" in 1995 when his grandson Killian was born and then again in 2006 when his granddaughter Bailee was born. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he loved them dearly. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, smile, baby blue eyes, and generous heart. He will be immeasurably missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Mary Byford; two brothers, Theo and Robert Byford; and a sister, Dean Morrison. He is survived by a wife, Margaret Byford of Waldron, AR; one son, Keith Byford of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Lisa Hansen and husband Dennis of Chesapeake, VA and Samantha Bise and husband Joshua of Fort Smith, AR; one grandson, Killian Robinson of Chesapeake, VA; one granddaughter, Bailee Bise of Fort Smith, aR; and one step-granddaughter, Jodicie Bise of Fort Smith, AR; three brothers, Buck Byford and wife Mary of Waldron, AR; Doug Byford and wife Kathy of Waldron, AR; Bill Byford of Waupaca, WI; three sisters, Lavena Halligan of Norfolk, VA, Armel Davis of Mena, AR, Martha Copeland of Cooper, TX; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Byford of Waldron, AR, Betty Byford of Y-City, AR and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service was 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were nephew David Byford of Waldron, AR, great-nephew Brad Byford of Waldron, AR, nephew Stuart Byford of Waldron, AR, nephew Joe Neal Byford of Waldron, AR, friend Jake Reed of Waldron, AR and friend Brian Jones of Waldron, AR. Honorary pallbearers were all the nephews.

The Waldron News
25 November 2015
DOUGLAS BYFORD

Douglas Byford, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on November 18, 2015 in his home. He was born April 7, 1942 in Blackfork, Arkansas to the late Bob and Mary (Inks) Byford. Douglas spent 23 years in the United States Navy and worked for National Weather Service for 15 years. He loved working outside, watching the wildlife on his property but his real passion was his love for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Kathy (Hall) Byford of the home; two sons, Kevin and Bradley Byford both of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Katrina Balentine of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Kylie, Logan, Alyssa and Megan Byford; two brothers, Buck Byford, Bill Byford; two sisters, Lavena Haligan, Armel Davis and by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service was held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Chant Cemetery. Burial followed under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
ROBERT L. BYFORD

Robert L. Byford, 78, of Boles, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 1, 2000 in his home. He was an Army veteran of WWII and landed in Normandy, France during D-Day and was a former employee of a lumber company and poultry company. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Byford of the home; four daughters, Lilly Boothe of Winfield, AR, Mary Jane Sims of Waldron, AR, Sue and Jon Young of Y-City, AR and Mae Byford of Waldron, AR; three sons, Clinton and Jeanetta Byford of Waldron, Joe and Beverly Byford of Waldron and Ryan McKay Byford of Y-City, AR; three sisters, Martha Copeland of Cooper, TX, Lavena Halligan of Stigler, OK and Armel Davis of Little Rock, AR; five brothers, Theo Byford of Winfield, AR, Bill Byford of Waupaca, WI, Buck Byford of Waldron, AR, Doug Byford of Winfield, AR and Roy Byford of Winfield, AR; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bobby Byford, David Byford, Carl Halligan, Stuart Byford, Joe Lee Hanna, Jerry Staggs, Ricky Byford and Kenny Hanna. Honorary pallbearers were James Hanna, Bud Cox, Don Bartlett and VFW members.

Scott County Times
25 April 2001
THEO BYFORD

Theo Clinton Byford, 74, of Waldron died Sunday, April 22, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Byford and one sister, Dean Morrison. Funeral services will be held at 10 am April 26, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three sons, Ricky W. Byford, David and his wife Debbie, all of Waldron, and Robert (Bobby) O. and wife Janet of Russellville; three sisters, Martha Copeland of Cooper, Texas, Lavena Halligan of Stigler, Oklahoma and Armel Davis of Mena; four brothers, Bill Byford of Waupaca, Wisconsin, Buck Byford of Waldron and Doug Byford and Roy Byford both of Winfield; and five grandchildren, Renee Byford, Jennifer Byford, Jessica Hayens, Brad Byford and Jeremy Byford.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
KENNETH A. BYNUM

Kenneth A. Bynum was born August 16, 1933 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ken was welcomed home to be with his Lord on March 6, 2013 from his residence in Waldron. He was a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, having served our country honorably for 34 years. In addition, he was a retired teacher with the Waldron Elementary School System, having earned a B.S. in English and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Henderson State University. Kenneth was proud to have also worked for several years with Upward Bound and GED students. He was the Scott County Veteran's Service Officer and a Waldron City Council Member for several terms. Kenneth enjoyed serving the young and old alike from Scott County in these capacities. After 2 years of full retirement, he was diagnosed in 2010 with pancreatic cancer. Ken met the love of his life, Nita Parker-Mitchell, on a blind date March 17, 1955. Nita and Ken would have celebrated 56 years of marriage June 8, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his wife and 3 children, Kaye Wheelis and husband J.D. of Round Rock, Texas; James Bynum and wife Janet, and Kathy Bynum, all of Waldron. Also missing their Papaw will be Katie Wheelis of Round Rock, TX, Tori Wheelis of Denton, TX, Dustin Bynum and wife Kristy and son Flint of Donaldson, AR, Jayme Bynum and son Jaydan of Waldron, AR, Joshua Bynum of Booneville, Samantha Bynum-Crawley of Waldron and Chase Bynum, also of Waldron. Heather Mitchell of Booneville, AR and other family members and close friends too numerous to list will also miss this fine man. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, J.R. and Irma (Ashmore) Bynum and a grandson, Scott C. Bynum. Visitation was Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Martin Funeral Home Chapel where family visited with friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral service was held at 11:00 am Monday, March 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Burial followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Pilot Prairie Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958 or The OU Physician's Surgery Clinic, 825 NE 10th Ste 4500, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

The Waldron News
15 August 2012
SCOTT DYLAN BYNUM

Scott Dylan Bynum, 28, of Booneville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in Booneville, Arkansas. He was born May 7, 1984 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was heat and air technician and was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas and Ducks Unlimited. Scott loved the outdoors. He enjoyed many different activities such as hunting, fishing, four wheeling, kayaking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, football and baseball. He also enjoyed keeping his truck spotless and music but most of all he loved his family. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Duen and Elizabeth Arnold and step grandfather, Walt Davidson. Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas, with burial in Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, James and Janet Bynum of Waldron, Sherri and Donnie Owens of Booneville and Craig and Traci Dunlap of Lexington, Oklahoma; two sisters, Jayme Bynum of Greenwood, Arkansas and April Pereira of Florida; five brothers, Dustin Bynum of Donaldson, Arkansas, Joshua Bynum of Booneville, Arkansas, Dakoda Owens of Booneville, Arkansas, Chase Bynum of Waldron, Arkansas, and Joseph Dunlap of Lexington, Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Nita Bynum of Waldron, Arkansas; step grandmother, Jean Elkins and step grandmother, Edie Davidson of Waldron, Arkansas; two nephews, Jayden Peters and Flint Bynum; many other relatives and friends, Pallbearers were Joshua Bynum, Dakoda Bynum, Jarrod Arnold, Jame Bynum, R.L. Self, Wade Ridenhour, Willie Goff and Blake Garrison. Honorary Pallbearers were Dustin Bynum and Jacob Arnold. The family visited with friends from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville and from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
28 March 2012
EVA BYRAM

Eva Byram, 97, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was a resident of Parks, Arkansas until the death of her husband Murel Byram in 1987 when she moved to North Little Rock. She was a member of the Parks Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. Eva was survived by one son Tilsey Byram and wife Shelva of Alma, Arkansas; one daughter Marna Givens of North Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter-in-law Willie Mae Byram of Palmyra, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Lynn McClare, Leann Hutchinson, Laine Brophy all of Virginia, Lori Byram, Karen Ginn, Julia Byram all of Alma, Arkansas, Stella Williams of Sherwood, Arkansas and eleven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and one son TJ Byram of Palmyra, Virginia. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Parks Baptist Church, with interment at the Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. There was a memorial service on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at #2 Wayside, Sherwood, Arakansas 72120. Pallbearers were Buel Watts, Don Ellis, Danny Moran, Gary Davis, Harvey Combs, Kelly Cole, Keith Piles, Leamon Piles, and Vernon Watts

The Waldron News
23 July 2008
CARLTON LLOYD BYRD
July 1, 1952 - July 13, 2008

Carlton Lloyd Bird of Mansfield, AR, formerly of Moss Point, MS passed away July 13, 2008. He was husband and life partner to Janet Marie (Miller) Byrd; father and friend to Joseph Tye Byrd (Carly Adele Campbell) and Angela Colleen (Byrd) Shoell (Melvin Dean Shoell); Popa and hero to Shelby Marie Shoell, Logan Andrew Byrd, Riley Morgan Shoell, Kaleb Tye Byrd and Carlton Levi Byrd. Lloyd's favorite role in life was family man. He and Janet were married 38 years during which time he devoted himself to spending time teaching their 2 children, Tye and Angie, about love, responsibility, and respect. In 1996 he was blessed with his first grandchild, at which time he assumed his "most favorite" role of "Popa." Over the next 11 years he became "Popa" 4 more times. Nothing made his eyes sparkle like they did when he held and played with each, every, and all of his 5 grandchildren. The memories and traditions our family created will carry on for generations to come, with "Popa" watching over us in God's new role for him as our Guardian Angel. Lloyd was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His favorite of all outdoor hunting was bow hunting for turkeys. He spent many an hour exploring the woods and enjoying the beauty of God's great creations here on earth. In nature is where he found true peace and tranquility. That was his church...Lloyd was an amazing man of many adventures. In the Navy he spent 26 illustrious years traveling the world and exploring the seas. He had rescue missions for lost and crumbled aircrafts, served as a rescue swimmer, managed men and touched lives. His career began in 1970 at "Aviation Electrician School" in Jacksonville, Florida. He spent the next 7 years performing maintenance on a variety of aircraft at several different duty stations. In 1977 he became a Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer, followed by a tour of duty as the ComNavAirLant Search and Rescue Evaluator for the East Coast Naval Operations. After 1 13 year enlisted career and achieving the rank of Senior Chief, Lloyd was commissioned into the Naval Limited Duty Officer program as an ensign "Mustang." During a 13 year naval officer career he helped in developing and testing the Navy's F-18 Hornet fighter jet, deployed to Antarctica as part of the military arm of the Antarctic National Science Foundation Program where he was in charge of recovering a C-130 that had crashed in Antarctica 17 years earlier, and then spent a tour on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 during which time he was in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Lloyd ws extremely honored to have served his country for 26 years and we as his family were very proud of his commitment and duty to our great country. After retiring as a Lieutenant Commander May 1st, 1996, Lloyd and his wife Janet managed the "Double B. Ranch" in Mansfield, AR where, when not traveling or vacationing on cruise ships, the couple enjoyed working cattle with family and friends, fishing the creek with grandchildren and watching the sunset together in silence. Lloyd's "Celebration of Life" will be a private ceremony held at a later date. In keeping with the memory of his charitable ways and love for others his request was that in lieu of flowers, his family and friends make donations to The Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203, in loving memory of Carlton Lloyd Byrd. Please insure that your donation includes a note directing your donation specifically to children's cancer. Lloyd was extremely touched by the strength and smiles of the children he met in Little Rock who were dealing with the same emotional issues, Struggles, and treatments that he was experiencing. His greatest desire was to do something to help each one of them and their families. Your donation in his memory will be a great honor to him.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
VIRGINIA ADALI BYRD

Virginia Adali Byrd, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, January 15, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a WAC during WWII, a community service worker and a non-denomination Christian. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two sisters, Delores Robertson of Waldron and Lucille Inserro of Fort Worth, TX; three brothers, Bobby Ray Jones of Springfield, MO, Douglas Jones of Missouri and James Lee Jones of Fort Smith, AR; eight nieces; four nephews; six great nieces and four great nephews.

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