SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2014
SURNAME "C"

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
BOBBY CABE

Bobby Harrell Cabe, 63, of Waldron died Thursday, December 6, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member and Deacon of the Temple Baptist Church, retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory and a poultry grower. Funeral services were held at 10 am Monday, December 10, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Vickie and Loyal Carter of Waldron; two sons, Harrell and Alishia Cabe and David Cabe all of Waldron; one sister, Hazel Frost of Waldron; three brothers, Earoll Cabe and Bill Cabe both of Waldron and T.C. Cabe of Poteau, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Crystal Petty, Valerie Petty, Savanna Cabe and Marci Cabe all of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jeff Cabe, Gary Shaddon, Chuck Swafford, Wesley Patton, David Byford, Caleb Free and James and Rick Smith.

The Waldron News
7 February 2007
EAROLL RAY CABE

Earoll Ray Cabe, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 4, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one great granddaughter. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Syble, two daughters, Debbie Marsh and her husband Bill, Donna Laird and husband Carl, five grandchildren, Adam Laird of Eureka Springs, Blake Marsh of Wynne, Andrea Davis of DeQueen, Amy Sullivan of Conway, Philip Marsh of Fort Smith, and eight great-grandchildren, one sister, Hazel Frost, and one brother Bill Cabe, both of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Blake and Philip Marsh, Adam Laird, Tony Davis, Gabe Sullivan and Harrell Cable. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waldron First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 247, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
16 March 2005
IRIS LOIS (BABB) CABE

Iris Lois (Babb) Cabe, 81, of Poteau, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born February 7, 1924 in Cameron, OK and was a homemaker. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 11:00 at Evans Chapel of Memories with Rev. Gary Haskins and Rev. Phil McGehee officiating. Interment followed in Oakland Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Tom C. "T.C." Cabe, Jr. of Poteau, OK; one son, Dr. Ray & Jannelle Babb of Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Joyce E. & Lowell W. Hicks of Poteau, OK; one sister, Mary Lou Wetwiska of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Holton D. and Hannah Primm of Greenwood, AR; one stepson, Tommy J. and Debbie Cabe of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and loved ones and a host of beloved friends. Mrs. Cabe was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She had a passion for cooking. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry Franklin and Cellie Belle Holton Primm; one husband, Ray C. Babb, of 47 years; and one sister, Jerry Bell Chronister. Pallbearers were Corey Babb, Jonathan Studdard, Joel Hicks, Matthew Hicks, Brad Hunt and Jeffrey Primm. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Wetwiska, Wes Wetwiska and Harrell Cabe. Arrangements under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, OK.

Scott County Times
28 November 2001
MILDRED CABE

Mildred Ann Cabe passed from this life on November 25, 2001 after suffering for years with Huntington Chorea Disease. She was a homemaker and member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Cabe was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Swafford and a brother, Jimmy Dale Swafford. Mrs. Cabe is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bobby of the home, one daughter, Vickie Carter and her husband Loyal of Waldron, two sons, Harrell Cabe and his wife Alisha of Waldron, and David Cabe of Waldron. Also surviving are four granddaughters, Crystal and Valerie Petty and Savanna and Marci Cabe all of Waldron. Other survivors include five sisters, Catherine Pollard, Shirley Parisi and Jean Thomas all of Booneville, Wanda Patton of Anderson, Indiana and Ruth Tatum of Yackimaw, Washington. Surviving are three brothers, Bobby Swafford of Booneville, John Harold Swafford of Indianapolis, Indiana and Bill Swafford of Munds Park, Arizona. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 27 at 2:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Van Pelt officiating, followed by interment at Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Dwight Patton, Wesley Patton, Chuck Swafford, Jeff Cabe, James and Rick Smith.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
TOM C. CABE

Tom C. (T.C.) Cabe, 83, of Poteau, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau, OK. Tom was born on May 1, 1923 in Winfield, Arkansas to Tom C. Cabe and Linus (Douglas) Cabe. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poteau, OK, a retired Outside Operation Manager for the Oklahoma Gas Corporation, and a retired fire chief of the Poteau Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife of 12 years, Iris Lois (Babb) Cabe, his first wife of 40 years, Sue Olive Cabe, his brother, Bob Cabe, his son, Joe M. Hunt, and his parents. Tom is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy J. and Debbie Cabe of Rio Rancho, NM; a sister, Hazel Frost of Waldron, AR; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Kathy Cabe of Waldron, AR, Earoll and Suble Cabe of Waldron, AR; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Hunt of Poteau, OK; two step daughters, Nancy and George Speaks and Joyce E. and Lowell W. Hicks of Poteau, OK; one stepson and wife, Dr. Ray C. Babb and Janelle of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and a host of beloved friends. Pallbearers were Harrell Bright, Bob Linstrom, Randy Peters, Todd Peters, Rick Couri and John Pickle. Honorary pallbearers were the Poteau Fire Department. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Poteau, OK with Reverend Phil McGehee officiating. Interment was in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
26 August 2009
VERA (SMITH) CAFFEY
April 25, 1927-August 18, 2009

Vera Smith Caffey, 82, of Nola, Arkansas formerly of Abilene, Texas passed from this life Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. Vera was born April 25, 1927 in Brownsville, Texas to the late John Banks Williams and Mattie Belle (Offil) Williams. She was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, a homemaker, and was self employed with her late husband, Harley Smith as distributors for White's Electronics in Abilene, Texas. She married her childhood sweetheart May 23, 1944 in Petty, Texas. Later on, after the death of her husband Harley, she married the late H.D. Caffey of Abilene, Texas. Her greatest joys in life were her children and family. She loved the Lord with all her heart and taughter her children to have faith in God and always walk in the steps of Jesus. She was a shining example of how to live life to the fullest wtih music, singing, dancing and laughter. Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harley Smith, a son Roy Lynn Smith, six sisters and two brothers, three granddaughters, one grandson and one son-in-love, Dewey Buster Hines. Vera was a precious and loving mother to two daughters, Judy Hines of Nola, Arkansas and Tonya Smith and son-in-love, Terry of Abilene, Texas. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered by many loved ones and friends. Vera's going home celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009 at the Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Vera's pallbearers was her grandsons Todd Blackburn and Taylor Smith, her great grandsons Wesley, Rusty, Justin Brothers, Blake Hines and honorary, Brody Hines.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
BOBBY LEE CAGLE

Bobby Lee Cagle, 65, of Bates, Arkansas died Jan. [sic] 1, in his home. He was retired from the Ouachita Correctional Facility, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, served in the National Guard, Navy, and Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bessie Cagle and a brother, Edgar Cagle. Funeral service was from 2 p.m., Feb. 4, at Bates Assembly of God Church with burial at Gipson Cemetery at Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife Betty; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Allan and Rebekah Cagle of London, England; two step daughters, Marilyn Hailey of Poteau, Oklahoma and Carolyn Boga of Vallejo, California; two step sons, Kenneth Braziel of Pinole, California and David Braziel of Bentonville, Arkansas; two sisters, Louise Adams of Poteau, Oklahoma, Dessie May Hill of Mira Loma, California; two brothers, William Cagle of Heavener, Oklahoma; James Cagle of Heavener, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters in Christ; 9 step grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Terry Nix, Mike Nix, Troy Nevills, David Braziel, Johnny Mengell, Rick Maxwell. Viewing was from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 4.

The Waldron News
23 July 2014
DANIEL CAGLE

Daniel R. "Dan" Cagle, age 73, of Morrilton, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born January 1, 1941 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas, a son of the late Wilburn Cagle and Gladys Goss Cagle. He was the widower of Ladean Newman Cagle. Mr. Cagle attended Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia. Of the Baptist faith, Mr. Cagle's life was a reflection of his love of community and the outdoors. Over the years, Mr. Cagle worked as a Licensed Master Barber (Waldron, Mena and Junction City) and store manager (Fred's in North Little Rock) and the owner (the Birdtown Grocery in Birdtown). His service to community was expressed by supporting local law enforcement (former Conway County Deputy Sheriff) and his passion for the outdoors, so passed down to him by his father, was evident in his work as Breeder of Champion Fox Hounds and as a member of Fox Hound Breeders Association. Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Garrison and wife Debbie of Bella Vista (four grandchildren, Kasey Garrison, Tyler Garrison, Troy Conlon and Seth Conlon; one great granddaughter, Harper Williams) and Matthew Bryan Cagle of Caddo Valley; sister, Janet Cagle LeBlanc and husband Donald J. LeBlanc of Lafayette, Louisiana (nephews, Craig J. LeBlanc, Eric J. LeBlanc; niece, Claudia LeBlanc Batton.) Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Harris Chapel with Bro. Doyle Glass officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Oden Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas with Bro. Larry Neustrum of Arkadelphia officiating. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
ELSIE CAGLE

Elsie Cagle, 94, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Monday, March 20, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by one son-in-law, Tom Ball of Hartford, AR; and one sister, Lona Tomlin of Greenwood, AR.

Scott County Times
6 March 2002
JACKIE CAGLE

Jackie Everett Cagle, 67, of Bates, Arkansas died Saturday, March 2, 2002 in a Mena hospital. He was a retired timber worker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 2 pm at Weeks Baptist Church with burial following in Weeks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Ann Walters of Flagstaff, Arizona and Gloria Boon of McAlister, Oklahoma; one son, Gene Boggs of Lepanto, Arkansas; two sisters, Louise Branum of Oklahoma City and Maxine Needham of Garvin, Oklahoma; two brothers, Ralph Cagle of Bates and Richard Cagle of Boles. Pallbearers were Donnie Cox, Tracy Threatt, Mark Cagle, Terry Thompson, Louis Payne and Charley Abbott.

The Waldron News
10 July 2013
LULA BEATRICE CAGLE

Lula Beatrice Cagle, 89, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Lula, a longtime resident of the area, was born June 20, 1924 in Dutch Creek, Arkansas to Lee and Ollie Brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Cagle. She is survived by one sister, Beulah Ellis of Rover, Arkansas and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral was Monday, July 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener, Oklahoma. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener, Oklahoma.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
MARK CAHOON

Carrell "Mark" Cahoon, Jr., 50, of Mansfield died Thursday, March 14, 2002 in Fort Smith. He was a graduate of Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, Louisiana and was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Carrell "Kay" Cahoon. Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with burial at Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Misty Gray of Mer Rouge, Louisiana; one son, Brandon Cahoon of Jackson, Mississippi; his mother, LaVonne Byers Cahoon of Mansfield; two sisters, Donna Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana and Diane Cahoon of Huntington, Arkansas; and one grandson, Corbin Cahoon of Jackson, Mississippi. Pallbearers were Kevin Boyd, Jason Gray, John Hunt, Austin Warren, Doug Boyd and Paul G. Wisley.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
LELA LUCILLE CALDWELL

Lela Lucille Caldwell, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended the Lighthouse Church. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Nellie Davis and family; one son, Bobby Caldwell and family; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Evelyn Smith, Peggy Alexander, Dorothy Rader, Sally Shandy, Iola Alexander; one brother, Donald Alexander. Pallbearers were Rickey Franklin, Mike Franklin, Richard Smith, Glen Cook, Kenneth E. Scott, Jr. and Dennis Alexander.

The Waldron News
21 October 1998
MARY H. CALDWELL

Mary H. Caldwell, 77, of Prescott, died Oct.15,1998 at the Pinehope Nursing Home. She was born in Prescott, Arizona to Clarence and Georgie Billingsley on Nov. 10, 1920. She was a housewife and a member of the Prescott Church of Christ. Survivors include her two sons, Bill Harbin of Hope and Bob Caldwell of Waldron; one daughter, Elizabeth Arthur of Fulton, Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson Caldwell in 1987; also two daughters, Jean Canada and Mary Ann Harbin. Burial was under the direction of the Shackleford Funeral Home of Prescott.

The Waldron News
28 October 1998
MARY H. CALDWELL

Mary H. Caldwell, 77, of Prescott, died Oct. 15, 1998 at the Pinehope Nursing Home. She was born in Prescott, Arkansas to Clarence and Georgie Billingsley on Nov. 10, 1920. She was a housewife and a member of the Prescott Church of Christ. Survivors include her two sons, Bill Harbin of Hope and Bob Caldwell of Waldron; one daughter, Elizabeth Arthur of Fulton, Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Caldwell in 1987; also two daughters, Jean Canada and Mary Ann Harbin. Burial was under the direction of the Shackleford Funeral Home of Prescott.

The Waldron News
3 August 2005
JULIA ANN CALLAWAY

Julia Ann Callaway, 99, of Poteau, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2005 in Poteau. Julia was born at Packsaddle-Freedom community near Waldron, Arkansas on February 4, 1906 to Columbus Edward and Minerva Jane Smith. Julia lived in Poteau - Gilmore area for more than seventy-five years. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Lewis Callaway; a sister, Bertha Ellen Goff; and a son, Don Guymon Callaway; a daughter, Clara Ann Callahan; and her son-in-law, Jack Guthrie. Survivors include a son, Edd Callaway and wife Trudi of Cuyama, CA; a daughter Violet Ruth Gragg and husband Jerry of Muskogee, OK; a daughter-in-law Mary Lou Callaway of Poteau; a son-in-law, Al Callahan of Poteau, OK; six grandsons, 14 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other beloved family and friends. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at First Assembly of God Church in Poteau, with the Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Interment followed at Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore, OK. Services were under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. Pallbearers were Jeff Callaway, David Callaway, Daryl Callaway, Brent Callaway, Bill Ray and Robert Phillips. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Poteau First Assembly of God Building Fund at P.O. Box 571, Poteau, OK 74953.

The Waldron News
24 February 1999
ROY GENE CALLAWAY

Roy Gene Callaway, 73, of Waldron, died Friday, February 19, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and he was a retired truck driver of Trans States Lines and attended Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 1999 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Laura Ann Callaway, of the home; one daughter, Susan Thames, of Greenwood; two sons: Jerry Callaway of Greenwood and Kevin Callaway of Waldron; eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Paul Newborn, Mark Oliver, Gary Plummer, Glen Dale Sparks, Robert Newman and Neil Cherry. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
21 March 2001
LELA CALVERT

Lela Marie Calvert, 84, of Waldron died Thursday, March 15, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and widow of Buster J. Owens. Funeral services were at 2 pm Friday, March 16, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Sam; two daughters, Verna Rogers and Mavis Trumble of Waldron; two sons, Worman Owens and Donny Owens both of Waldron; two sisters, Imogene Curtis of Hanford, California and Geraldine Tollett of Waldron; one brother, Henry Gipson of Hanford, California; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Danny Owens, Kirk Owens, James Owens, Jeff Owens, Jimmy Rogers, Russell Trumble, Mike Trumble and Brian Jones.

Scott County Times
31 October 2001
SAMUEL CALVERT

Samuel Isac Calvert, 82, of Boles, Arkansas died Monday, October 22, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired postmaster, a veteran of World War II and non-denominational. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 2 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Verna Rogers and Mavis Trumble both of Waldron; two sons, Woman Owens and Donny Owens both of Waldron; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Russell Trumble, Brian Jones, Jimmy Rogers, James Owens, Jeff Owens, Danny Owens and Kirk Owens.

The Waldron News
9 August 2006
WILLIA CALVERT

Willia Calvert, 97, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 5, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Billye Cole of Cave Springs, AR, Macle Wilson of Irving, TX and Nancy Stringer of Hackett, AR; one son, Pete Calvert of Russellville, AR; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
GERTHA LEE CAMBRON

Gertha Lee Cambron, age 81, of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born at Childress, AR and lived her life in Lake City. She was a retired nurse's aide and was of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Cambron and two grandsons. She is survived by her nine children, Eugene Cambron and wife Kathy of Lake City, Walter Cambron and wife Liz of Ravenden, Patty Ridenhour of Waldron, Joni Barker and husband Bob of Lake City, Kay Byard and husband Steve of Biloxi, MS, Nathan Cambron and wife Roxanne of Hampton, Bonnie Butler of Lake City, Mark Cambron of Paragould; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Johnny Mize, Robert Mize and Jimmy Mize all of Waldron; and two sisters, Mildred Hopper nd Jean Starr of Waldron. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro. Funeral services were at 1 pm Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Glen Hurst officiating. Burial followed at Pine Log Cemetery. Pallbearers included William Tompkins, Bob Barker, Mitchell Coleman, Brian Jones, Brandon Jones and Austin Jones. Steve Byard will serve as honorary pallbearer.

The Waldron News
17 January 2007
SUSAN J. CAMERON

Mrs. Susan J. Cameron, 63, of Mena, formerly of Bogalusa, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, January 13th, 2007 in Ft. Smith. She was born September 20, 1943 to the late Thomas Wilson Stillwell and Frances Rose Spencer Stillwell. She was united in marriage to James R. Cameron. She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mena and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, James R. Cameron of the home; one son, First Sgt. James R. Cameron, Jr. of Fort Hood, Texas; daughters, Linda Simmons and Susan Russell both of Boles, Arkansas, Dicie Cole of Mena, Arkansas, and Nancy Barns of Boles, Arkansas; brother, Buddy D.R. Stillwell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister, Sallye R. Huey of Green Valley, Arizona; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Cameron was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley- Wood Funeral Home of Mena. The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 12 noon at the Boles Southern Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Brother Phillip Scantley officiating.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
PHIL R. CAMP, SR.

Mr. Phil R. Camp, Sr., 55, of Hope, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Wadley Regional Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. He was born September 18, 1944 in Hope, AR to Bryan and Dorthia Burns Camp. He was a Master Electrician with Tim Jordan Company of East Camden, AR for 15 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hope, AR. He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan Camp. He is survived by his wife, Faye Camp of the home; one son, Phillip Camp, Jr. of Port Arthur, TX; five daughters, Donna Ingersoll of Pine Bluff, AR, Janet Choate and Mary Anne Ward, both of Blevins, AR, Gina Staggs of Waldron, AR and Tina Meagley of Van-Alma, AR; his mother, Dorthia Camp of Hope, AR; two brothers, Wayne Camp and Dennis Camp, both of Hope, AR and Cathy Simmons of Brownwood, TX; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel in Hope, AR with Rev. Paul Choate and Rev. Ralph Hale officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery at Patmos, AR. Arrangements were under the direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope, AR.

The Waldron News
23 December 1998
MELBA CAMPAGNA

Melba Campagna 73, of East Moline died Dec. 14 at Illinois Hospital, Silvis. Funeral services were set for 1:30 p.m. Dec.17 at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Candle Lighters, Moline, St. Mary's Church, East Moline or Gospel Lighthouse Church of God, Colona. Survivors include her husband, two daughters Rose Durham of Rock Island, Linda Lee, of Ark.; three sons, Harold Wayne Scott of Branson, Missouri, Bernie Schreiber of Muskegon, Michigan, Gene Lee of Ark.; one sister, Esteline Bailey of Waldron; 9 grandchildren, Pam Bell of Texas, Rick Scott of Texas, Kim Flannigan of Missouri, Tim Schreiber of Mississippi, Mike, Chris and Sandy Schreiber of Michigan, Joe and Kieth Tumosa of Illinois; 7 great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
24 March 2004
AVALENE CAMPBELL

Waldron--Funeral services for Avalene Campbell, 81, of Waldron, were held Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Campbell died Monday, March 15, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired secretary for Denton Motor Company and was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Callahan of Waldron and Dianna Williams of Greenwood; two brothers, Denver Plummer and Jerrel Plummer both of Waldron; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Paul Plummer, Wes Williams, Ronnie Campbell, Glen Dale Sparks, Russell Sparks and Roger Sparks.

The Waldron News
28 January 1998
BETTY CAMPBELL

Betty Lou Taff Campbell died Tuesday, January 13,1998 at 67 years of age, in a local hospital. She was born June 1, 1931. She was retired from the Civil Service at Fort Chaffee and a member of Temple Baptist Church. Her home was in Waldron. Graveside service was at 2:00p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Putman Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Charles; one daughter, Leigh Ann Tippit, of Pocola; one son, Phillip Oliver, of Waldron, her mother, Bertha Satterfield, of Waldron and one granddaughter, Jamie Oliver, of Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Gene Matlock, Jack Cagle, Jack Bard, Joe Hunt, Grady Burk and Bill Neuenfeldt.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
BILLY G. CAMPBELL

Billy G. Campbell, 70, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 3, 1998 in a local nursing home. He was a retired appliance repairman, Veteran of W.W.II and a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Rocky Cemetery near Mena. Survivors include one son, Brad Campbell, of Louisville, GA; his mother, Ida Lamb, of Antoine; one half-sister, Bobbie Lou Hendrix, of Antoine; two grandchildren: Julie and April Campbell, both of Louisville, Georgia. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 June 2005
EARL CLARENCE CAMPBELL

Earl Clarence Campbell of Mena died Sunday, May 29, 2005 in Mena. He was born October 23, 1914 in Rocky, Arkansas Dr. Cyrus Anderson Campbell and the late Lilly Mae Boen Campbell, his age being 90 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was united in marriage on September 30, 1939 in Mena, Arkansas to Bernice Bales. Mr. Campbell was a self-employed timber manager contracting out to the Scott County Lumber Company for over 25 years. He was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church for 25 years where he was also a member. In retirement Mr. and Mrs. Campbell traveled to all 50 states, all the Canadian provinces, many countries in Europe and Bermuda. Mr. Campbell was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and solid Christian man. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Campbell of Mena, AR; one son, Gary Campbell and his wife Jo Ann of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; two daughters, Needra Campbell of Springdale, AR and Connie Davis and her husband Steve of Mena, AR; grandchildren, Mandy Kennen and Angie Farmer both of Springdale, AR, Jason Campbell of Pittsburgh, PA, Alexander Campbell of Woodinville, WA, Patrick Campbell of Durham, NC, Natalie Holub and Andrew Holub both of Mena, AR; great-grandchildren, Cameron Balusek, Colton Nations and Oliver Wade Campbell. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Marcia Ann Campbell, brothers, Herbert Campbell, Guy Campbell, Lester Campbell, Ralph Campbell, John Campbell, Doyle Campbell and Wayne Campbell, sisters, Stella Keener, Alma Goss, Ann McMillian, Nodene Smith, Marie Brown and Ida Lamb. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Mena with the Rev. Teri Chapman officiating. Interment was in Rocky, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Tim Masters, Jerry Masters, Jason Campbell, Patrick Campbell, Mark Farmer, David Kennen and Morrell Irvin. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Mena.

The Waldron News
3 February 2010
GLORIA ELSIE HATHAWAY CAMPBELL

Gloria Elsie Hathaway Campbell, 85, Neosho, Missouri passed from this life Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Medicalodge of Neosho, following a long illness. Gloria was born November 14, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to the late Arthur Edward Lee and Ottie Frances (Fisher) Lee. Gloria was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and loved to sing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Dale "Hank" Hathaway, April 14, 1988. She later married William Campbell in October, 1989. William survives, in addition to a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Mary Hathaway of Neosho, Missouri; a daughter, Sharon Kropp of Eden, Idaho; a sister, Lois Hyliard Lee of Livingston, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Hathaway and Arthur Hathaway, and a brother, Arthur Francis Lee. Gloria's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating with interment in the Needmore Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were John Dale Hathaway, John Warren Hathaway, Gene Hathaway, Ron Crumpton, Roger Newell and Brett Walker.

The Waldron News
20 August 2003
LONNIE D. CAMPBELL

Lonnie D. Campbell, 66, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, August 16, 2003 in his home. He was retired from the oil and gas business and retired from real estate for Coldwell Bankers Agency in Waldron. He was former Chairman for Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, former director for Commonwealth Bank in Houston, TX, former director Scott County Bank (Chambers Bank) in Waldron, former Board of Directors for Mercy Hospital in Waldron and former Chairman of Scott County Republican Committee. He was currently serving on the executive committee of the Sebastian County Republican Committee. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of the Fianna Hills Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20 at Fianna Hills Baptist Church with burial at 2:30 p.m. at Joplin Cemetery in Montgomery County near Mt. Ida under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife, Jean of the home; three sons, Bruce Campbell of Little Rock, AR, Scott Campbell of Fort Smith, AR and Phillip Campbell of Mt. Ida, AR; sisters, Nora Jean Campbell of Little Rock, AR and JoAnn Griffin of Franklin, TN; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers are Bill Barker, Pete Powell, Ken McKinney, Bill Franklin, Harlen Hawkins and Earl Amos. Honorary pallbearers are the Deacon body of Fianna Hills Baptist Church, Dr. Tony Flippin, staff at the Hembree Cancer Center and members of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

The Waldron News
30 September 1998
LURAL "CORB" CAMPBELL

Lural "Corb" Campbell, 81, of Howe, Oklahoma died Saturday, September 26, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. He was a long time resident of the area. He attended the Bates Assembly of God Church, was a retired carpenter with Lake Wister State Park and a retired farmer. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29 in First Assembly of God Church in Bates with burial at Mt. View Cemetery in Howe, Oklahoma. Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Forehand, of Bates; one sister, Clemey Kincaid, of Happy, Texas; 2 half sisters: Goldean Keeley, of New Mexico and Bonnie, of California; one step-brother, William Lee Parker of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren: Eudell Forehand, Wayne Campbell and Penny Campbell; five great-grandchildren. Dowden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
JOEL LEE CAMPORA

Joel Lee Campora of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, May 31, 2013 in Y-City, Arkansas. Joel was born July 23, 1980 to George Campora and Lyla Jean (Bryant) Campora in Bend, Oregon. Joel was 32 years, 10 months and 10 days old. As a child, Joel attended Mena Public Schools in Mena, Arkansas. He graduated from Mena High School and then attended Rich Mountain Community College. He later attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He began his law enforcement career as a reserve for the Mena Police Department. He entered full time law enforcement with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department as a county deputy and attended ALETA (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.) His dream career with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission as a Wildlife Officer 1st Class began five years ago. Joel was a member of AGFC Dive Team and the Disaster Response Team. He also was a Defensive Tactics Instructor and Defensive Driving Instructor. Joel was an active member of the Poteau Mountain NWTF, serving as President. He was a very active member of AWOA (Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association) he was currently serving as treasurer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a previous Mena Optimist Club President, and S.C.H.E.C. prevention person of the year. Anyone that knew Joel knew his love of his family and serving God. There was no mistaking his faith, his belief of God and how he loved to share it. He was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church where he was a youth leader and a Deacon. Joel served as youth director at Pencil Bluff Church and Salem Baptist Church. Joel had a passion for helping people and especially enjoyed children and young people. Joel leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Rebecca and two young daughters, Dacie Jayden and Bethany Faith. Joel will be missed by his father George Campora of Clinton, AR and mother Lyla Campora of Clinton, Arkansas; one sister, Shiela Farmer of Clinton, Arkansas and grandmother Emily Campora of Lebanon, Oregon. Uncle Joel will also be missed by three nephews: Drew Farmer, Travis Farmer and Nathan Farmer and one niece Natalie Farmer all of Clinton, Arkansas. Joel will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of friends and loved ones who loved him dearly. Joel is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carl Bryant and Alma Allie Bryant and paternal grandfather, George Campora. Joel's life celebration will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Waldron High School Sports Complex in Waldron, Arkansas with Dr. Ken Overturf, Dr. David Birdsong and Matt Bell officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Joel's pallbearers will be Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be AFGC officers, Jeremy Miller and Joe Bowling. Joel's visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial funds have been established at First National Bank and Community National Bank.

The Waldron News
11 May 2011
DAVID WAYNE CANADA

David Wayne Canada Sr., 54, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Waldron, Arkansas. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, spending time with his grandchildren, he was a member of the car club and served in the Army National Guard. David was born on July 16, 1956 in Taos, New Mexico to the late Willie Jean & Walter Clifford Canada. David is survived by his wife Belinda Carol Metcalf of Cecil, AR; one daughter, April Nicole Fortenberry and husband Shawn Jr. of Cecil, Arkansas; one son, David Wayne Canada Jr. and wife Nina of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Zachary Brandon Canada, Benjamin Joshua Canada, Nathan Dallas Canada, Trinity Rayn Fortenberry, Torrance Rayanne Fortenberry, Tavilynn Rayleight Fortenberry; three sisters, Evelena Drain, Christine Berry and Cynthia Canada. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two sisters, Edith Canada and Dawn Canada. David's funeral service will be held at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 with Rev. Tom Garrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. David's pallbearers will be James Bynum, Donald Cairns, Blakely Metcalf, Glen Braussard, Blake Garrison, Chuck Brothers, Jessie Phillips and Alvin Carnahan. His honorary pallbearers will be Joe Boy Brown and Leon Jones. David's visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
28 November 2012
HAROLD "BO" CANADA, SR.

Harold "Bo" Canada, Sr., 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday November 8, 2012 at his home. He is survived by two daughters, Joy Silvey and husband Kevin of Waldron, AR, Tracy Hale and husband Adam of Waldron; three sons, Bubba Canada and wife Amy of Waldron, Michael Canada and wife Kimberly of Mena, Arkansas, Robert Canada and wife Stephanie of Kansas City, MO; 13 grandchildren, Lance & Shane Justice, Ryan Stinson, Brylee Canada, Taylon Canada, William Canada, Hunter Canada, Haley Dorrough, Chad Rogers, Michelle Rogers, Zachary Hale, Caleb Hale, Madison Hale; one great-grandchild, Logan Justice; one sister Wanda Lecompte and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Walter and Nita Eveleyn (Payne) Van Pelt; four brothers, Walter Canada, Jr., Bill Canada, John Canada, Tony Canada; four sisters, Icelee Jones, Helen Marsh, Judy Poole and Roseann McNatt. Visitation was Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Alvin Carnahan, Rick Black, L.C. Marsh, Jerry Morris, Jr., Robert Canada and Jimmy Oswald.

The Waldron News
16 June 1999
LULA LOUISA CANADA

Lula Louisa Canada, 93, of Bates, died Monday, June 7 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Bates Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10 in Bates Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Gibson Cemetery in Bates. Survivors include two sons: Guy Harberson of Bates and Tommy Canada of Bates; six grandchildren: Loren Harberson of Heavener, Okla., Tiffany Nix of Heavener, Okla., Tommy G. Canada of Russellville, Tony Canada of Bates, Tonnie Canada of Waldron and Tracy Canada of Winfield; seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tony Canada, Loren Harberson, Brandon Underwood, Mike Nix, Robert Paige and Terry Nix. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
29 September 2004
TOMMY CANADA

Tommy Canada, age 63, of Bates, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, in a Waldron hospital. He is a retired coal miner and factory worker and a member of the Bates Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife Christene Canada; four sons, Tommy Canada of Russellville, Arkansas,Tony Canada of Bates, Arkansas, Tonnie Canada of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Tracy Canada of Nellie community; one brother, Sam Page; five grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Bates Assembly of God Church with burial at Gipson Cemetery at Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Terry Nix, Mike Nix, Loren Harberson, Tim Galusha, Robert Page and Ralph Cagle. Honorary pallbearer was Clarence Smallwood.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
WALTER CANADA

Walter Clifford Canada, age 68, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a logger. Memorial services were held on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 2:00 pm at the Waldron Pentecostal Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. He is survived by three daughters, Evelena Drain of Winslow, Arkansas, Christine Berry of Van Buren, Arkansas and Cynthia Canada of Homer, Michigan; one son David Canada of Waldron; four sisters, Iceilee Jones and Heln Marsh both of Waldron, Rose Ann McNatt of Arkoma and Wanda Lecomple of Booneville and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
10 December 2003
LORRIE ANN CANNON

Lorrie Ann Cannon, age 36, of Plainview, died Sunday, November 30, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Danville on April 16, 1967. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview. She was a 1985 graduate of Danville High School. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Judge and Bea Solley and grandfather, Jim Prince. Survivors include her parents, Bob and Charlotte May Solley of Plainview; two sons, Dustin Shane and Anthony Clay Cannon of Belleville; a sister, Regina Maughn of Fort Smith; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry Lynn and Michelle Solley, Bobby and Keri Solley all of Danville and Jimmy Solley of Rover; her grandmother, Carrie Prince of Plainview; very special friend Gary Levels of Dardanelle; three nieces, five nephews, a great niece and nephew. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at The Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with Reverend Stacy Lisenby and Reverend W.A. Gorman officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnathan Metcalf, James Metcalf, Nathan Gibbs, Mark Defoor, Josh Emery and Ronnie Depriest. Honorary pallbearers were Bobo Roberson, Mike Woodard, Pledger Dale Ball, James Potter and Billy Joe Bland.

The Waldron News
24 February 2010
CARL "C.H." CANTRELL, SR.

Carl "C.H." Cantrell, Sr., 64, of Liberty community, Oklahoma died Thursday, February 18, 2010 in Muldrow, OK. He was born October 18, 1954 in Waldron, Arkansas to William Wesley Cantrell and Annie Mae Smith. He married Ruth Ellen Childress Cantrell on March 5, 1966 in Arkoma, OK. He was a retired concrete finisher and supervisor for Steve Beam Construction. He attended The House of Refuge in Gans, OK. Funeral service was on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Liberty Assembly of God Church in the Liberty community with Bro. Kenneth Bynum and Bro. Ed O'Neal officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in Muldrow, OK. He is survived by his wife Ruth of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Cantrell and Bill Cox of Sallisaw, OK, Jane Ann and Alain Buckner of Redland, OK, Janet and Douglas Tabor of Tenkiller, OK and Carla and Roger Tabor of Long, OK; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl (Buddy) Cantrell, Jr. and Sherry of Long, OK; eight grandchildren, Ashlee, Troy, Aliesha, Virgil, Halston, Christina, Trey and Tyler; three sisters, Judy Reed of Long, OK, Linda Kelly of Hackett, AR and Betty Weldon of Midway, AR; three brothers, Charles Cantrell of Greenwood, AR, William (Dub) Cantrell of Hartford, AR and Jimmy Cantrell of Almar, AR; his faithful dog, Mickey; several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wes and Annie Cantrell. Pallbearers were Jamie Suter, Chucky Parrish, Dale Reed, DeWayne Reed, Paul Goodwin and Russell McLain.

Scott County Times
14 January 2004
DARLA CAPETILLO

Darla Sue Capetillo, 45, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Southside Church of God in Fort Smith. Graveside service was held 3 pm Saturday at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Mandy and Melisa Batt of Fort Smith; one son, Shawn Batt of Arkoma; her mother, Sandra Swaim of Natural Dam; one sister, Maelena Glass of Orange, VA; four brothers, Robert Ross of Arkoma, Frank Ross of Waldron, Rodger Ross of Fort Smith, James Pendleton of Van Buren; and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the family to help with expenses.

The Waldron News
8 January 2014
JULIA MADGE CARDEN

Julia Madge Carden of Hartford, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in her home. Julia was born March 11, 1919 to William Franklin and Emma (Harbor) Sloan in Monroe, Oklahoma. Julia was 94 years, 9 months and 22 days old. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hartford, Arkansas. Julia was married to the love of her life, the late Erthel Carden for 61 years. She loved to study her bible and was an avid reader. She wrote stories and poems when she was not sewing. Julia leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Dana Lea Hunt and husband John of Hartford, Arkansas. Grandmother will also be missed by two granddaughters, Julia M. Hern and husband Kenneth of Mansfield, Arkansas, Katherine L. Chisholm and husband Bryan of Bowie, Texas. Julia will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including nieces, nephews, friends and many loved ones. Julia is preceded in death by her parents, William Franklin and Emma Sloan; three brothers, Paul Sloan, Ralph Sloan, Talmon Sloan; and one sister, Lois Byers. Julia's life celebration was held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Hartford, Arkansas with Dr. Tom Harris officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Hartford, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Julia's pallbearers were Kirk Pennington, Cary Hoopergarner, Craig Wright, Dean Barnes, Wayne Wooten and Jason Allen. Julia's visitation was held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Hartford, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
DAISY M. RICE CARDWELL

Daisy M. Rice Cardwell, 91, of Fort Smith, AR died Thursday, September 7, 2006 in a local nursing home. She was a member of Park Hill Church of Christ. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Grady Rice and Buddy Cardwell. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2006 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 2:00 p.m. at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by daughters, June Hatley of Fort Smith, AR, Patsy Starr of Sallisaw, OK and Beth Koprovic of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Grady Terrall Rice of Van Buren, AR; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Anthony Rice, David Koprovic, Paul Rice, Buddy Ashcraft, Fred Smith, Robert Wayne Starr, Ryan Ashcraft and Ron Roberts. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western Arkansas Regional Center, 320 North Greenwood Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
DEANA CARLEE

Deana Carlee, 52, of Hueytown, Alabama, passed away January 8, 2000. She was born September 23, 1947 in Cauthron, Arkansas to Jack and Ruby White. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Billy Jack and Bob White. She was survived by her husband, Sonny Carlee; two sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Becky Carlee and Clay and Kim Carlee; three sisters, Linda Elmore of Mena, Deana Faye McKinzie of Waldron, and Darlene Taff of Waldron; two grandsons, Ty and Chase Carlee; and three step-granddaughters, Christa, Miranda and Katelyn Strawbridge, all of Alabama. Graveside services were held January 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Jimmy Bradford officiating the ceremony under the direction of Brown Service Bessemer Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
17 June 1998
DAISY DELL CARLTON

Daisy Dell Carlton, 89, of Mansfield, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of James Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, and son, Billy Joe Carlton. Funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Union Ridge Cemetery near Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter, Arlene Litchford, of Waldron; two sons: Arley and Mary Carlton, of Mansfield and Floyd and Pat Carlton, of Fort Smith; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Carlton, Richard Carlton, Todd Carlton, Joe Carlton, Donald Litchford and Russell Litchford. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
4 May 2005
WILLA CARLTON

Willa Mae Carlton, age 74, of Mansfield died Friday, April 29, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a nurses aid and attended the James Fork Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Hope of Abbott, Donna Carlton of Ft. Smith, Kimberly Trantham of Ft. Smith, Leslie Abshere of Greenwood; one son, Joe Wayne Carlton of Hackett; one brother, Joe Herdison of Pocola, Oklahoma; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2:30 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Coop Prairie Cemetery at Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
21 May 2008 & 28 May 2008
ADDIE ELIZABETH CARMACK

Addie Elizabeth Carmack, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008 in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Waldron Assembly of God. She is survived by one brother, Reverend Sam Waganer and wife Billie Faye of Waldron, AR; brother-in-law and sister- in-law, Roy and Pearl Carmack of Springfield, Oregon; brother-in-law, Albert Yates of Waldron, AR; sister-in-law, Syble Carmack of Waldron, AR; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Ira Carmack, parents Steve and Vivian Waganer, brothers Winfred, John and Paul Waganer, sisters Alberta Yates and Ruth Tabler. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Yates, Gene Yates, Philip Yates, Harold Musgrove and Mike Waganer.

The Waldron News
25 August 1999
GENEVA MARTHA CARMACK

Geneva Martha Carmack, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Saturday, August 21, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, retired hospital cook and a Presbyterian. She was the widow of Merl Carmack. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Hays of Ft. Smith and Carol Reed of Greenwood; one sister, Lavern Eppler of Kerman, CA; four grandchildren, Michael Reed, Greg Cossey, Mike Cossey and Jim Cossey; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Cossey, Jr. and Jennifer Carza. Pallbearers were Michael Cossey, Greg Cossey, Floyd Cossey, Don Cossey, Junior Barnett and Ralph Barnett.

Scott County Times
17 October 2001
IRA CARMACK

Ira Carmack,81, of Waldron died Saturday, October 13, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from Valmac, Inc. in Waldron, a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, and he served aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Shangri-La. He attended Waldron First Assembly of God. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Addie, of the home; two brothers, Odis Carmack of Waldron and Roy Carmack of Springfield, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Gary Yates, Gene Yates, Philip Yates, Bill Yates, Mike Waganer and Charles Hughes.

The Waldron News
23 December 1998
MERL GLEN CARMACK

Merl Glen Carmack, 85, of Waldron died Dec. 19, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a veteran of W.W.II, he was of the Assembly of God Faith and a retired farmer. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Dec. 22, at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He was survived by his wife, Geneva Carmack of the home; two daughters, Carol Reed of Greenwood, Linda Carmack Hays of Fort Smith; three brothers, Otis Carmack of Waldron, Roy Carmack of Arizona, Ira Carmack of Waldron; four grandsons; two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andy Ingle, Loe LaFoon, Sidney Hunt., Greg Cossey, Mike Cossey and Jimmy Cossey. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon Dec. 22, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
ODIS O. CARMACK

Odis O. Carmack, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007 in his home. He was a retired truck driver and a Christian. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007 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 his wife of 26 years, Sybil of the home; one daughter, Teddy Sue of Arizona; one brother, Roy and wife Pearl of Oregon; one step-son, Justin of Mena, AR; one sister-in-law, Melba and husband Ronald Murphee; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; four nieces; one nephew, many cousins and many, many friends. Pallbearers will be Lenny Lott, Richard Christenson, Marvin Gillean, Glen Dale Sparks, Matt Hibbs, Buel Watts and J.D. Graham.

The Waldron News
18 May 2011
SHARON JO CARMEAN

Sharon Jo Carmean, 53, of Vicksburg, Mississippi formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed from life Sunday, May 8, 2011 at her home in Vicksburg. Sharon was born June 26, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Bobby Joe and Vera Jane (McWilliams) Sehorn. Sharon is survived by her husband Chris Carmean of the home; one son, Adam Lageveen and wife Sarah of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Gentri Lageveen of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Sarah Alt of Alexander, Arkansas; one step-son, Jackson Carmean of Minot, North Dakota; three step-grandchildren, Katlyn Alt, Clair Alt and Keegan Carmean. She is also survived by two sisters, Lana Sehorn of Lavaca, Arkansas and Beverly Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas. Sharon is preceded in death by one son, Wesley Horn; and one sister, Linda Robertson. Sharon's graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, ARkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery. Arrangements being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
THOMAS ALBERT CARMEAN

Thomas Albert Carmean, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and shade tree mechanic died in Hospice Care on September 18, 2009. Tom was born August 24, 1920 in Carthage, MO, and was raised in Baxter Springs, KS. As Tom was a spirited youth, he spent the end of high school years at Wentworth Military Academy, where he bonded with several lifelong friends. After a brief try at college, Tom moved to LA to work at Lockheed Aircraft; he then decided it was time to marry his childhood sweetheart, Jean Bell, after the wedding they lived briefly in the LA area. The start of wWII moved them back to the KS and MO areas; then a job opportunity brought them down to Arkansas in 1951, trailing three kids and a dog. The family grew one more addition in El Dorado before finally settling in Camden, where they were to raise their family and live out their remaining lives together. Tom was very active in the Camden High School Band Auxiliary, making burgers at all home games to raise needed funds. He also was a leader in the Boy Scout Organization, courageous enough to pack 4 boys and himself into a pickup bound for Philmont Boys Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Tom will always be remembered by the town's youth as a wonderfully playful man with a boy's spirit. He created and ran several business ventures before working and retiring from the US Postal Service. His shade tree mechanics made him very popular with the teenagers and young adults - there was not much he didn't know when it came to automobiles. The driveway and garage were always filled with youngsters with their cars, bikes, go carts and anything that had a motor. Tom will be remembered for his sense of humor, generous heart and boyish spirit. After Tom's wife, Jean, passed away last year, Tom moved to a Nursing Care Facility in Waldron, AR to be watched over by his youngest son Chris and his wife Sharon. He is survived by his sons Kirk Carmean of Longboat Key, FL and Christopher Carmean of Waldron, AR; by his daughters Karen Carmean of Spartanburg, SC and Mary Lou Barnes of Spartanburg, SC; by his grandsons Joshua Tuberville of Los Feliz, CA, Adam Lageveen of Waldron, AR and Jackson Carmean of Ellsworth, SD; by his granddaughter Sarah Alt of Alexander, AR, by his great grandson Keegan Carmean; by his great granddaughter Caitlyn Alt; and by his sisters Catherine Morrisey and Carolyn Bradley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private family memorial as his ashes will be laid to rest beside his wife in the IOOF Cemetery in Neosho, MO. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 December 2000
HAZARD PERRY CARMICHAEL, SR.

Mr. Hazard Perry Carmichael, Sr., 75, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas died Sunday, November 26, 2000 in Hot Springs. Mr. Carmichael was born in Vilonia, Arkansas to the late George Washington Carmichael and the late Maggie Bennett Carmichael. He was a cattle and row crop farmer. Survivors include two sons, Officer Hazard Perry Carmichael, Jr., of Huntington, Arkansas and Dale B. Carmichael of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Cynthia Jones of Mt. Ida, AR and Anna Young of Nella, AR; one brother, G.W. Carmichael of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Mabel Albert of Pocatello, Idaho, Loudella Klimt of Alabaster, Alabama, and Lolita Sams of Conway, AR; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral for Mr. Carmichael was at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30th at the Sharon Freewill Baptist Church near Enola, AR with burial at Sharon Cemetery. Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida.

The Waldron News
28 December 2011
JOSEPH CARNAHAN

Joseph Carnahan, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Joseph is survived by two brothers, Alvin Carnahan of Waldron, Arkansas, Donald Carnahan of Russellville, Arkansas; four sisters, Rosalee Brundeen of Wister, Oklahoma, Ruth Bridges of Austin, Arkansas, Ruby Mitts of Waldron, Arkansas, Elva Mae Winters of Pocola, Oklahoma, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Anderson and Fern Carnahan (Dixon); three brothers, Richard Carnahan, Walter Carnahan and Sammy Carnahan. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waldron funeral home. Pallbearers were John Clift, Darrell Mitts, Rick Bridges, Gary Carnahan, John P. Carnahan and Billy Carnahan.

The Waldron News
10 March 1999
LYDIA AGATHA FERN CARNAHAN

Lydia Agatha Fern Carnahan, 93, of Waldron, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Packsaddle Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Carnahan and two sons, Richard and Sammie Carnahan. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 11 in Packsaddle Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include four daughters: Rosa Lee Brundeen, of Greenwood, Ruth Bridges, of Austin, Ruby Mitts, of Waldron and Elva May Winters, of Pocola, Okla; four sons, Walter Carnahan, of Dinuba, Calif., Joseph Adolph Carnahan, of Waldron, Alvin Carnahan, of Waldron, and Donald Carnahan, of Russellville; one sister-in-law, Minnie Jones, of Waldron; one special daughter-in-law, Marie Carnahan, of Waldron; several nieces and nephews, 32 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Gary Carnahan, John Clift, Allen Carnahan, Darrell Mitts, Rick Bridges and Billy Carnahan. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
6 April 2011
MEL CARNAHAN

Melvin James "Mel" Carnahan, 85, passed away April 1, 2011 at Fianna Hills Nursing & Rehab Center, Fort Smith, Ar. He was born September 29th 1925 Waldron, Arkansas, the son of Joe & Elva Beshears Carnahan, Packsaddle, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 55 years, Rosa Mae Mitts Carnahan, Waldron, AR. Six brothers: Larry & Mark Carnahan, Packsaddle, AR; Denver Carnahan, Austin, Texas; Patrick Carnahan, Fowler, California; Fred Carnahan, Bay City, Texas; one sister Melba Jo Carnahan Bellows, Booneville, AR. He is survived by one daughter, Judy Carnahan Smittle and husband Jim Smittle, Parks, AR; one son, Dave Carnahan and wife Edna McDaniel Carnahan, Fort Smith, AR; one brother, Ray Carnahan & wife Norma Jeffery Carnahan, Little Rock, AR. Two granddaughters, Aubrey Carnahan Martin, Ft. Smith; Patty Gragg Burnette, Pocola, OK. Two grandsons, Grant Carnahan, Fort Smith, AR and Jimmy Smittle, Parks, AR. Several nieces and nephews. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. A World War II veteran, a retired mechanic and 18 year owner of Mel's Garage in Earlimart, CA. He loved his family and spending time with his family and friends. His earlier years when he was not working he spent building hot rods. His favorite quote about vehicles was he likes Fords so well he puts Chevrolet engines in them. During his later years he thoroughly enjoyed fishing & tinkering. The funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Mike Galinato, south of Elm Park, AR with interment at Freedom Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 5th 2011 at Lewis Funeral Chapel, 4817 Kelly Hwy, Ft. Smith, AR. Pallbearers will be Alvin Carnahan, Paul Carnahan, Walter Embrey, Marvin Gillean, Leon Dodson, Jimmy Smittle and Grant Carnahan. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1345 & Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 128, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
12 September 2007
ROSA MAE CARNAHAN

Rosa Mae Carnahan, born September 17, 1929 in Sundance, Wyoming, passed away August 29, 2007 in Waldron, Arkansas at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 12 days. Rosa was a loving wife and devoted mother. She was also a substitute teacher for several years until becoming a teacher's aide for the Waldron Public Schools. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1345 from July 19, 1999. She became a life member on June 24, 2001. Rosa loved doing needlework, crochet and knitting as well as being an accompolished seamstress. She was a long-time member of the Square Rock Methodist Church. Rosa is survived by her husband of 54 years, 8 months and one day, Mel, of Waldron; son Dave and wife Edna of Fort Smith; daughter Judy and husband Jim Smittle of Waldron; four grandchildren, Aubrey and husband Joe Martin of Greenwood, Patti and husband Coulter Burnett of Panama, OK, Grant Carnahan of Fort Smith and Jimmy Smittle of Waldron; sisters, Louise Griffith of Sundance, Wyoming, Jessie VanZee of Medicine Bow, Wyoming, Helen Snell of CA, Atha Hall of Cheyenne, WY, Pauline Smith of Alma, AR; brothers Kenneth Mitts of Douglas, Wyoming, Charles Mitts of Sundance and Butch Mitts of Douglas, Wyoming. Services were entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel. Services were at the Square Rock Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2007. The Reverend Steve Hanse officiated. Peggy Holloway provided the music, which was beautifully done, as always. The many flowers were also beautiful. Pallbearers were Leon Dotson, Alvin Carnahan, John Carnahan, Walter Embrey, Buddy Snodgrass and Darrell Mitts. Burial was at the Freedom Cemetery with the Reverend Steve Hanse again officiating. The family wishes to thank everyone who took the time to come to the services, brought food for the family dinner at the Freedom Church or just prayed for us during our time of grief. May God bless and keep you all.

The Waldron News
21 April 1999
ALLEN (BUD) CARPENTER

Allen (Bud) Carpenter, 77, of Y-City, died Friday, April 16 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired timber worker, a member of the C.C.C. and a veteran of WWII. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ella; one daughter, Carolyn Sells of Norman; one son, Gary Allen Carpenter of Waldron; one brother, Ray Carpenter of North Ridgeville, Ohio; two grandchildren: Chad Allen Carpenter and Jonathon Allen Sells. Pallbearers were Joe Bill Ward, B.D. Mays, Short Rogers, Albert Rogers, Richard Barnett and Harvey Stuart. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
CODY DON CARPENTER

Cody Don Carpenter of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, May 31, 2013 in Y-City, Arkansas. On April 26, 1972, Don, Lucille and Kandis Carpenter would be allowed the privilege to add a true hero to the addition of their family and would be allowed forty-one wonderful years with him. Cody grew up in Scott County and attended Waldron Public Schools where he would begin pee-wee football and continue all the way into high school. After graduation he would attend Arkansas Valley Vo-Tech and receive a degree in welding. On January 28, 1995, Cody would marry the love of his life, Amie Beth Billingsley and they would have four beautiful children: Garren, Christian, Douglas and Irelynn. Cody loved his children more than life itself. He was their biggest fan and when his job would allow, he could be found cheering them on at the ball field, track or gym. Cody's true calling started out as a dispatcher for the Scott County Sheriff's Office. The Lord had bigger plans and Cody went from dispatcher to deputy, chief deputy and finally Sheriff. Cody loved his job because he loved people and he was ready at any obstacle thrown at him because he knew from the time he became a Christian that the Lord was his strength. Cody loved life but most of all he loved the Lord, his family and friends. You would always be greeted with a smile, handshake and a big hug, because that was Cody's signature mark. He never met a stranger and each person he met whether pauper or president would be treated the same. Cody also had a love for the great outdoors and hunting. When hunting season rolled around he would be found on the mountain. Cody was the Sunday School teacher for Southside Baptist Church kid's class and he was always willing to help at Vacation Bible School or any other church project. On May 31, 2013 Scott County would never be the same. Responding to a 911 call, Cody and Arkansas Game & Fish Wildlife Officer Joel Campora would attempt to save two individuals from flood waters that had entered their home. The Lord had plans for these two and this special night he would end their watch and call these heroes home to heaven to be with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Cody will forever be missed by his family and friends, but you see in Christ it is not goodbye but see you later. Cody leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Amie Carpenter of the home, four beautiful children: Garren, Christian, Douglas and Irelynn, his parents, Don Carpenter and Lucille (Bates) Caprenter of Waldron, Arkansas, his sister Kandis Van Ravensway and husband Keith and nephews, Myk, Grant and Weston VanRavensway and one great nephew, Kavan all of Waldron, Arkansas. Cody will forever be missed by two aunts, Treva Coffey and husband Ralph of Waldron, Arkansas, Robbie Hurst and Marie McLaughlin, both of Ozark, Arkansas as well as two uncles: Scotty Bates of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Bo Bates of Houston, Texas. Cody is also survived by father-in-law and mother- in-law Kenneth and Terrie Billingsley of Gravelly, Arkansas; three brothers-in-law: Kenny, Mitch and Chris Billingsley. Cody will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of cousins, friends and loved ones who loved him dearly. Cody is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Gene and Edith Bates, paternal grandparents, Douglas and Jettie Carpenter, one uncle Tommy Bates and one aunt, Jacque Mann. Cody's life celebration will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Waldron High School Football Stadium with Brother Larry Free and Brother George McCraw officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemtery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Cody's pallbearers will be Garren Carpenter, Douglas Carpenter, Terry Staggs, D.J. Piles, Myk Van Ravensway, Tim Coffey, Gary Bates and Grant VanRavensway. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Co. Sheriff's Dept., Waldron Police Dept., U.S. Marshal Service, Arkansas Sheriff's Association, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Patrol, Arkansas Game & Fish Wildlife Officers, 15th Judicial Task Force, Judicial Prosecuting Attorney, Waldron Masonic Lodge #31, Southside Baptist Church, Arkansas Forestry Commission Law Enforcement Officers and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers. Cody's visitation will be Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the Southside Baptist Church. Please send contributions to Cody Carpenter Memorial Fund, c/o Alisha Cabe, P.O. Box 254, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
JOELLA CARPENTER

JoElla Carpenter 83, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 8th, 2009 at Waldron, AR. Jo was born in Mill Creek, Arkansas on April 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Alvie M. and Sadie F. (Gibson) Hall. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron and a homemaker. Jo is survived by her son, Butch Carpenter and his wife Lori of Waldron, Arkansas; a grandson Chad Carpenter and great-granddaughter, Skylyan Natalie Carpenter of Fort Smith, Arkansas; a grandson Johnathon Sells of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Jarome Hall of Y-City, Arkansas, Jerry Don Hall of Y-City, Arkansas; two nieces, Brenda Charlson of Waldron, Arkansas, Linda Stuart of Y-City, Arkansas; one nephew Mike Hall of Y-City, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Bud Carpenter and a daughter Carolyn Sells of Norman, Arkansas. JoElla's funeral service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron, AR at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11th, with Bro. Roger Bates officiating with interment in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers will be Mike Austin, Mike Norman, Josh Sims, Charles Maxwell, Dale Charlson and Dale Bates. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hall and Harvey Stuart.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
DONALD RAY CARROLL

Donald Ray Carroll of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Stockton, California, passed from this life Friday, July 6, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Donald was born July 21, 1960 to Arthur Ray Carroll and Madeline Lucille (Sandoval) Carroll in Stockton, California. Donald was 51 years, 11 months and 15 days old. He was of the Catholic faith. When Donald had time his favorite thing to do was to go out at Hinkle Lake Dam and go fishing. Donald could often times be found playing online play station 3 with his brother. He loved to read and study History. As do a lot of people Donald enjoyed any kind of fast food and he found music to be a great joy. Donald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father, Arthur Carroll of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother Shawn Carroll and wife Shandra of Waldron, Arkansas. Four nephews, Justin, Aaron, Hayden and Brandon Carroll all of Waldron, Arkansas, two nieces Madeline and Tessa of California. Donald is preceded in death by his mother, Madeline Lucille (Sandoval) Carroll and one sister, Shelley Lynn Carroll. Donald's private family life celebration was at 10:00 am Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Square Rock Cemetery with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 June 1999
ARVIL JAMES "A.J." CARTER

Arvil James "A.J." Carter, 20, died on June 4, 1999. Funeral service was on Wednesday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m. in George C. Carson & Sons Chapel with burial at Mount Washington Cemetery. Pastor Jim Metscher officiated. He leaves his daughter, Emily Atherton; his father, Joseph Carter, Sr., three brothers: Joseph Carter, Jr., Jaime Carter and Cody Carter, all of Independence, Missouri; his mother, Patricia Carter and one sister, Teresa Canada, both of Coco, Florida. Pallbearers were Joseph Carter II, Russell Carter, Shawn Carter, Jamie Carter, Rick McCaslin and B.J. Newport. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Drew, Dave Brown, Scott Reynolds, James Brown and Ricky Carter. Carson Funeral Home in Missouri was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
1 December 2004
BILLIE CARTER

Billie Jo Carter, age 75, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, November 25, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born June 30, 1929 at Tuttle, Oklahoma. She was a wife and mother, a retired farmer, member of Mansfield First Baptist Church, a founding member of Belle Pointe Quilters Guild and a U.S. Navy wife for 24 years. Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Earl, three sons, Jerry and his wife Laura of Mansfield, Gary and his wife Julie of Alexandria, Virginia and Burt of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Other survivors include four grandsons, Michael and his wife Angie of Cameron, Oklahoma, Bryan of Mansfield, Jason and Christopher both of Alexandria, Virginia. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Ryan and Lexi all of Cameron, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 29 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Ingram officiating. Burial will be at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Musgrove, Bobby Musgrove, Bruce Pyles, Brooks Godwin, Ken Boyd and Marion Mathis. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the members of the Mansfield First Baptist Church Senior Mens Sunday School Class, Robert Armstrong, T. Godwin, Autry Basham, Fred Maass, Arnold Henson. Memorial contributions can be made to the Billie Carter Cancer Memorial Fund, c/o Allied Bank of Mansfield, Acct. #401-280-910.

The Waldron News
15 August 2012
BOB CARTER

Bob Carter, 75, of Greenwood passed away on Tuesday, August 7th in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from Windsor Door Manufacturing in Knoxville, AR. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Roberson and a brother, Johnny Carter. Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home; one son, DeWayne Carter and his wife Josie of Greenwood; one daughter, Belinde Eakin and her husband Rick of Memphis, TN; one brother, Jerry Carter and his wife Ann of Parks, AR; one sister, Mary Winters and her husband Bob of Fort Smith, AR and three grandchildren, Aaron Carter of Greenwood and Carter and Catherine Eakin of Memphis, TN. Services were at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10th at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Parks, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Visitation was Thursday, August 9th from 1 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home where family will visit with friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Pallbearers were Aaron Carter, Carter Eakin, Rick Eakin, Terry Campbell, Bobby Winters and Jodie Winters. Memorial contributions may be make to Western Arkansas Alzheimer's Association, 2408 S. 51st Court, Suite F, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
3 May 2000
BRUCE LEE CARTER

Bruce Lee Carter, 43, of Parks, Arkansas died Saturday, April 29, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired supervisor at Tyson Foods. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie and Melisa of Hackett, AR; his father, Charlie (Bud) Carter of Parks, AR; his mother, Winnie Matheson of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Brenda Matheson of Russellville, AR and Janet Black of Waldron, AR; two brothers, John Carter of Parks, AR and Paul Carter of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
BRUCE LEE CARTER

Bruce Lee Carter, 43, of Parks, Arkansas died Saturday, April 29, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired manifester at Tyson Foods. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Cedar Creek Church with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie and Melisa of Hackett, AR; his father, Charlie (Bud) Carter of Parks, AR; his mother, Winnie Matheson of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Brenda Matheson of Russellville, AR and Janet Carter of Waldron, AR; two brothers, John Carter of Parks, AR and Paul Carter of Waldron, AR; and one granddaughter.

The Waldron News
29 September 2010
CHARLIE BUD CARTER

Charlie Bud Carter, 80, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at his residence. Charlie is survived by one son John Carter of Cedar Creek, Arkansas; one daughter Brenda Matheson of Danville, Arkansas; one sister Billie Dean Angel of Amitee, Arkansas and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Cedar Creek Church with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Angel, Mike Angel, Jimmy Angel, Paul Matheson, Danny Clymer and Steve Clymer. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Ellis, Alex Carter, Carlos Ward and Danny Smalling.

The Waldron News
30 December 1998
CORNIE CARTER

Cornie Carter, 88, of Amity, Arkansas died Dec. 27, in a Hot Springs hospital. She was a homemaker and she attended the Church of God. Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Dec.31 at Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Billie Angle of Amity, Arkansas; one son, Charlie Carter, Jr. of Cedar Creek, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. Viewing will be 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 30 and 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 31, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
10 January 2007
DENCIL A. CARTER

Dencil A. Carter, age 74, of Belleville died Thursday, January 4, at his home in Belleville. Born January 4, 1933 in Ranger, he was the son of the late Damon F. Carter. He was a poultry and cattle farmer, a 1951 graduate of Danville High School, a Mason, former USDA poultry grader, a retired Sgt. in the Arkansas National Guard, former Belleville City Council Alderman, a Democratic Committee election official for Ferguson Township serving as a chairman, was on the board of directors for the Special School in Ola for 27 years, serving as president for most of that time and retired after 20 years as a school bus driver for the WYC School District. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Elaine Carter. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce P. "Polly" Hale Carter, mother, Clyde M. Smith of Danville, four sons and daughters- in-law, Lynn Carter, Steve and Donna K. Carter, Gary and Linda Carter, all of Belleville, Darrell and Lydia Carter of Havana, two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Danny Owens of Ola, Denise Carter of Dardanelle, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Services were Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Cornwell Chapel, Danville, with Brother David Himes officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Johnathan Carter, Brent Carter, Christopher Carter, Matthew Carter, Robert Ross and Terry Conway, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Drew Owens, Ellis Hale, Leslie "Sonny" Hale and Danny Owens. Memorials may be made to YCSSC, PO Box 177, Ola, AR 72853 to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite #3, Russellville, AR 72801.

The Waldron News
23 April 2008
FAYE DAVIS CARTER

Faye Davis Carter, 83, of Columbia, Missouri passed away Friday, April 18, 2008 in her home. She was a member of the Charity Missionary Baptist Church and a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. She is survived by her husband, Harold Carter of the home; daughter, Karen Johnson and husband Ron of Columbia, MO; granddaughter, Susan Scott and husband Travis of Columbia, MO; great-granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Scott; two brothers, Bill Davis and wife Minnie and Frank Davis and wife Marzell; three sisters, Irene Kerley, Dorothy Decker and husband James and Stellay Toye and husband Lehman. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Davis, son, Johnny Frank Davis and brother, Leon Davis. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment in the Duncan Cemetery.

The Waldron News
16 January 2013
HAROLD BELL CARTER
25 February 1921 - 3 January 2013

Harold Bell Carter, 91, passed away in Columbia, Missouri on January 3, 2013. Memorial services were held at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, January 5, 2013 and his final resting place is Lawrence County Cemetery in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Harold was born February 25, 1921 in Maynard, Arkansas. He married the former Albert Spence in St. Louis on November 4, 1945 and the former Faye Davis in Waldron, Arkansas on July 13, 1994. Harold moved to Waldron when he married Faye Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to Preferred Hospice, 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 311, Columbia, Missouri 65202.

Scott County Times
18 July 2001
MELBA CARTER

Melba J. Carter, 90, of Roland, Oklahoma died Sunday, July 14, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside services were held at 10 am Tuesday, July 17, 2001 with burial at Dora Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Roy of the home; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Gearld Elmore, Jim Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Tom Moore and Liniel Hall.

Scott County Times
13 October 2004
PAUL EDWARD CARTER

Paul Edward Carter, age 50, of Waldron, died Monday, October 4, 2004, in the Waldron Hospital. He was a construction worker and of the Church of Christ faith. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Carter; one daughter, Samantha Beth Carter of Mena, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Crystal Lynn Slater and Elizabeth Mae Frazier both of Waldron; two sons, Matthew Gene Carter of Gillam, Arkansas and Paul Edward Carter, Jr. of Horatio, Arkansas; two step-sons, Neil Allen Frazier, Jr. and Nelson Paul Frazier both of Waldron, his parents, Charlie and Winnie Carter of Parks, Arkansas; one sister, Brenda Matheson of Danville, Arkansas; one brother, John Carter of Parks, Arkansas and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Cedar Creek Church with burial at Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Clyde Payne, Paul Carter, Jr., Matthew Carter, Larry Wagner, Mark Balentine and Steve Godfrey. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Paul Matheson, Bobby Jack Scantling and John Carter.

The Waldron News
24 September 2008
RICHARD GRANT CARTER

Richard Grant "Rich" Carter, 35 of Golden, Miss. passed away Sept. 18, 2008 in Golden. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR with Rev. Mary Sue Sprouse Mos officiting. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK. Rich was born April 12, 1973 in Ft. Smith, AR, the son of Richard Carter and Saundra (Sprouse) Carter. He was married to Jan Richardson. He attended the University of Arkansas in Ft. Smith, AR. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. Mr. Carter was an insurance agent at Farm Bureau in Fulton, MS. He was an Arkansas Razorback and Chicago Cubs fan. Survivors are: wife, Jan Richrdson Carter of the home; parents Richard and Saundra Carter of Belmont, Mississippi; 1 brother Toodd Hays and wife Amy of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; father and mother-in-law, Gary and Phyllis Richardson of Waldron, Arkansas; brother-in-law Mike Richardson and wife Laurie of Waldron, Arkansas; nieces and nephews Whitney, Allie and Carter Hays and Ty and Zoe Richardson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Calvin and Bell Carter of Ft. Smith and William Grant "Bill" and Marjorie Sprouse of Sallisa, OK. Masonic graveside rites will be provided by Sallisaw Masonic Lodge #120. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Rich's buddies.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
KELLY MAC CASE

Kelly Mac Case, 63, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran and a truck driver. Memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Freedom Cemetery with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Louise Case of the home; one daughter, Becky of Mt. Vernon, Texas; four sons, John of Mansfield, Arkansas, Jimmy of Hackett, Arkansas, Steven of Mountainburg, Arkansas and Kevin of Walla Walla, Washington; two sisters, Lou Nell Chamberlin of Canton, Texas and Sue Newby of Kingston, North Carolina; one brother, Billy Case of Texas.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
L.D. CASEY

L.D. Casey, 84, of Hon, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral service was Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment in the Hon Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by three sons, Paul Casey of Rogers, Arkansas, Jerry Casey of Hon, AR, Billy Casey of Fort Smith, AR; one daughter, Helen Marie Charton of Morrilton, AR; four sisters, Venita Sawyer of Fort Smith, AR, Virginia Hull of Louisville, LA, Joyce Grimes Thompson of Hon, AR, Eva Mae Doyle of Hon, AR; one brother, Jessie Casey of Fort Smith, AR; 15 grandchildren, Joe Charton, Jason Charton, Richard Epperson, Lynn Epperson, Jesse Charton, Tena Rogers, Joshua Casey, Phillip Casey, Georgeanna Gleasen, Regina Tedder, Melessia Feltner, Joshua Feltner, Amanda Jane Nuse, Ginger Thompson, Ashley Elizabeth Casey; and 19 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jessie Phillip Casey, Joshua Casey, Richard Epperson, Jessie Charton, Jimmy Young, Geremy Nuse. Honorary pallbearers were Vernis McKenzie, T.H. Stuart, Cody Holland, Jason Rogers.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
NAOMI CASH

Naomi Gail Cash, 62, of Waldron died Friday, March 22, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Coaldale Cemetery in Coaldale, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Evans of Lavaca, Arkansas and Colleen Cash of Fort Smith; three sons, Curt of Fort Smith, J.C. of Waldron and Terril of Statesville, Ohio; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Curtis of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; three brothers, Randall Curtis of Orofino, Idaho, Merrell Curtis of Great Falls, Montana and Jim Curtis of Boise, Idaho; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
SHERESA LYNN (BENTON) CASH

Sheresa Lynn (Benton) Cash of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sheresa was born October 11, 1976 in Midwest City, Oklahoma to George F. Benton and Darleen Kaye (Gray) Benton. In high school Sheresa was a cheerleader. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1995. She joined the United States Navy in December of 1998. Sheresa was an active member of the Navy co-ed softball league. While in the military Sheresa was dedicated to the Military Code of Conduct and proud to serve with lifelong military brothers and sisters. She served her country until 2008 when she medically retired as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. Sheresa's children were her pride and joy. She was devoted to her two children, her family and her friends. Sheresa was an avid Razorback fan. In her downtime she enjoyed reading, writing, music and philosophy. Sheresa was most known for her beautiful smile, loving and kind spirit, generosity and loyalty. Sherisa is survived by her husband Curt Cash of the home, her parents, George and Darleen Benton, two children, Kelsey Lynn Benton and Nicholas Grant Cummins, one brother, J.W. Scott Benton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, maternal grandmother Wanda M. (Newberry) Gray of Waldron, Arkansas and paternal grandparents, James and Dixie Benton of West Liberty, Kentucky. Sheresa will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including cousins, aunts, uncles, a large extended family, friends and loved ones. Sheresa is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, J.W. Gray, Jr. and one cousin, Jase Keaton Daggs. Sheresa's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Sheresa's pallbearers were Dennis Gray, Eric Edgar, Richard Maxell, J.C. Cash, Cole Cash and R.A. Paul. Sheresa's visitation was held Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Sheresa's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
30 October 2013
TOLBERT E. "BOB" CASH

Tolbert E. "Bob" Cash (100) of Heavener, Oklahoma passed away October 26, 2013 in Heavener, Oklahoma. He was born in Waldron, Arkansas on December 30, 1912 to James C. and Birdie Ann Cash. He was the second oldest of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Bob was a veteran of World War II and served 27 years in the military before retiring from the Air Force in 1969. It was during his service overseas that he met and married his wife Beryl (Scott) on June 17, 1947 in Glasgow, Scotland. Upon retirement from the Air Force he and his family moved to Heavener, where he owned a cattle ranch in nearby Coaldale, Arkansas. Bob enjoyed ranching until retiring in his early 90s due to physical conditions. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beryl Cash of the home, his son Wayne Cash of Weatherford, TX, daugher Alana Cash of Los Angeles, CA, son Derek Cash of New Albany, MS, daughter Nadine Cash of Ft. Smith, AR, one brother, Bryan Cash of Grangeville, ID and four grandchildren, Cameron Cash, Ginny Walker, Aaron Cash and Emily Cash. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Heavener, Oklahoma. Interment will be at U.S. National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Family will have visitation on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dowden Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
4 May 2011
JEFFERY FLOYD CASS, JR.

Jeffery Floyd Cass, Jr., 20, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on April 25, 2011 at his residence. He was in the Arkansas Air National Guard Reserves. Jeffery is survived by his wife April Cass of Hackett, Arkansas; grandparents, Kenneth and Becky Cass of Lavaca, Arkansas, Carol Richardson of Witcherville, Arkansas; one sister, Stephanie Pyles of Mansfield, Arkansas; two brothers, Bryan Pyles of Mansfield, Arkansas and Aaron Cass of Lee's Summit, Missouri. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond Brown, Carol Brown, Cathy Brown; parents, Tonia Ranette Brown Cass and Jeffery Floyd Cass, Sr. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with interment in the Dayton Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Bryan Pyles, Aaron Cass, Levi Norris, Josiah Sutton, Spencer Findley and Chris Little. Honorary Pallbearers were the Arkansas Air National Guard, "The Guys" and his uncles.

Scott County Times
16 July 2003
TONIA CASS

Mansfield--Tonia Ranette Brown Cass, 32, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, July 11, 2003 in a Tulsa hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Mansfield First Baptist Church and a member of the Transplant Support Group. She was preceded in death by her mothers, Carol Brown & Kathy Brown, her grandparents, Bert & Lona Brown and Grace Scantling. Funeral services were held 10 am Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Pyles of the home; two sons, Bryan Pyles and Jeffery Cass both of the home; one stepson, Aaron Cass of Lees Summitt, Missouri; her father, Raymond Brown of Mansfield; grandparents, Floyd Scantling of Story and Lester & Catherine Stinebaugh of Dayton; four sisters, Sonia Norris of Mansfield, Susan Ferguson of Bethany, Oklahoma, Kellie Sterling of Huntington and Vanesa Waldron of Fort Smith; four brothers-in-law, Tommy Norris, Mark Ferguson, Larry Sterling and Mike Waldron. Pallbearers were John Goddard, Joey Findley, Kenny Brown, Mark Ferguson, Tommy Norris, Nathan Sterling, Tim Ferguson and Mike Waldron.

Scott County Times
5 January 2005
DON CASTLEBERRY

Don Castleberry, 65, of Waldron joined his Lord on Saturday, January 1, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He hwas born July 12, 1939 in Scott County to Theodore and Louise Beyard Castleberry. He was the retired owner and operator of Castleberry Construction. Don enjoyed building cabinets, clocks, furniture and beautiful bowls for all his friends and family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Michael Jordan officiating. Burial will be at Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Don is survived by his wife, Shirley and a son, Jon David Castleberry of Lexington, Kentucky. He is also survived by his family, David and Rochelle McConnell of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Shane and Stephanie McConnell of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Clay McConnell of Y-City, Arkansas, and six grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Bernis Rogers, Billy Richard Rogers, Gerald Essman, Bill Barker, David McConnell and L.J. Watkins. Honorary pallbearers were Coleman Haga, Richard Cagle, Wayne Burk and Bill Upton.

The Waldron News
4 April 2012
FREELIN W. CASTLEBERRY

Freelin W. Castleberry, 86, of Fort Smith passed away peacefully at Methodist Health and Rehab on April 1, 2012 in Fort Smith. He was born July 9, 1925 in Waldron, AR to Herbert and Climmie Norwood Castleberry. He was the 1944 class president of Waldron High School and after graduating he worked at the Richmond, CA shipyards during WWII. Freelin met the love of his life, Velma Leone Hicks, while strumming a guitar at a country dance in Scott Co., AR. They were married on March 16, 1946 and enjoyed life together for 66 years. While residing in Wagoner, Okla he trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and became a member of the Baptist Church where he made many lasting friendships. After moving to Fort Smith he joined Trinity Baptist Church of Fort Smith where he served as an active member for many years. He loved the fellowship of his Sunday School clas. He found the career that suited him best when he startedwork for Sears and Roebuck in Fort Smith as a salesman in 1956 and retired 32 years later. After retirement he enjoyed hunting, gardening, golf and rooting for the Razorbacks. Most of all he loved engaging others in conversation and telling stories. One of his sayings was "If you've raised your children to be good citizens you've done a good job." He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother Ruby Copeland Castleberry, two sisters, Allemere Frost and Willa Mae Castleberry and one brother, Robert Felton Castleberry. Survivors include his wife, Velma, his children, Dwain Castleberry and his wife Beverly, Reva Stoverand her husband Eugene, and Twana Maestri and her husband Joe; one step-brother, Evertt Copeland; four grandchildren, Cale Castleberry and and his wife Melissa, Kate Yancey and her husband Jeff and Mallory and Maxwell Maestri; four great grandchildren, Madison and Breanna Yancey, Aubrey and Ava Castleberry, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aoril 4th 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aoril 5th at Mt. Pilot Prairie Cemetery at Waldron at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Cale Castleberry, Terral Scroggins, Breck Hicks, Richard Hicks, Eugene Stover and Joe Maestri. Honorary pallbearers will be evertt Copeland, Sonny Hicks, Henry Hicks, Robert Frost, and Eugene Lawson. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pilot Prairie Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 786, Waldron, AR 72858.

The Waldron News
30 January 2013
SHIRLEY (ROGERS) CASTLEBERRY

Shirley (Rogers) Castleberry of Fayetteville, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Fayetteville, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born August 7, 1937 to Otto Rogers and Susie (McCullar) Rogers in Y City, Arkansas. Shirley was 75 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Shirley "Gran" Castleberry grew up in "Y" City, Arkansas. She spent many years in the insurance industry helping countless people with all their insurance needs. In 2006, she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to spend more time with her grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, canning jellies and tomatoes for juices and sauces. Shirley's true love was spending time with her sons and their families. She also enjoyed an extended neighborhood family, gathering together to have barbeques and simply laughing and sharing stories. Shirley was a friend to all and her smile was quite contagious. Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, three sons: David McConnell and wife Rachelle of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Shane McConnell of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Clay McConnell of "Y" City, Arkansas. "Gran" will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Kalie Gilbert and husband Jason; Deric McConnell, Sydney and Mason McConnell all of Fayetteville, Arkansas and great-granddaughter Avery Gilbert of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Shirley is also survived by two sisters: Mary McConnell and husband Clarence of "Y" City, Arkansas and Bonnie Nix and husband Doug of Needmore, Arkansas as well as two brothers: Bill Rogers and wife Sondy of "Y" City, Arkansas and Bernice Rogers and wife Ima of "Y" City, Arkansas. Shirley 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. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Don Castleberry; parents Otto and Susie (McCullar) Rogers; brother Ben and wife Lou Crump; brother Jim and wife Matilda Rogers; sister Bernice Rogers. Shirley's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Mike Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley's pallbearers will be nephews. Shirley's visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Shirley's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Shirley's honor to Washington Regional Hospice Care, 34 W. Colt Square, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958

The Waldron News
30 January 2008
MAURICE MAX CATES

Maurice Max Cates of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on January 28, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired truck driver. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife Nancy Colleen of the home; two daughters, Melody Boroskin of Corona, CA and Sandra Evans of Norco, CA, and one son, Larry Evans. He also has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
26 June 2013
DARLENE ROSE CATHER

Darlene Rose Cather, 79, of Fort Smith passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. She was born September 8, 1922 in Maine, Wisconsin to James E. Conlon and Charlotte H. Carpenter Conlon. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, J. Bradley Cather. Memorial service was 11:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert "Bob" Cather; daughter-in-law Constance Cather of New Hartford, CT; two grandchildren Elseeth Currier of Orlando, FL and Isabel Cather of New Hartford, CT; three sisters Marian Pauly of Shawano, WI, Yvonne "Kim" Rusenko of Largo, FL, Kathleen Sieber of Sedro-Woolley, WA and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 2901 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Scott County Times
23 August 2000
BETTY CATLETT

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Catlett, 40, of Waldron died Friday, August 18, 2000 in her home. She was a clerk in a grocery store. Funeral services were held at 10 am Monday, August 21, 2000 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery with burial following at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Carma Steadham of Oscela, Missouri; two sisters, Kathy Rousch of Waldron and Margaret Watson of Denham Springs, Louisiana; two brothers, Carl Duncan and Kenneth Duncan both of Clinton, Missouri; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Waldron News
4 June 2014
HERBERT HAIRL CATLETT

Herbert Hairl Catlett, age 74, of Waldron passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was born April 29, 1940 in Lick Creek Community, AR to the late Dee Edward & Florence Alma Taylor Catlett. He was co-founder of Catlett Brothers Feed Mill in Waldron and Booneville; member of Ascension Life Christian Fellowship. Survivors include his wife Wilma Catless; sons, Bradley & Carta Catlett; Herbert & Debbie Catlett; sisters, Verzene Bell, Ina Gail & Delbert Hunt; brothers Otho & Effie Catlett; Dean & Sharon Catlett; grandchildren Jordan, Heather and Tyler. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Ascension Life Christian Fellowship. Burial was held at Moores Chapel Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements by Conwell Funeral Home, Danville.

The Waldron News
19 April 2000
BETTY CAUTHERN

Betty Cauthern, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in her home. She was retired from Tyson Foods in Waldron, AR. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000 followed with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Cauthern of the home; two daughters, C.J. Allen and Kimberly K. Massongill both of Fort Smith; one son, Martin Dewayne Massongill of Muskogee, OK; two grandchildren, Ramie Vise of Fort Smith, AR and Matthew Poole of U.S.S. Comstock, San Diego, CA; and one great-grandchild, Bailee Vise.

Scott County Times
17 January 2001
DEBRA CECIL

Debra Lynn Cecil, 47, of Fort Smith died January 10, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside services were January 12, 2001 at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, William Mark Cecil; one daughter, Renee Hammond of Fort Smith; one son, Ryan Fimple of the home; her parents, Jake and Peggy Ball of Mansfield; two sisters, Trula Cook of Greenwood and Paula Rogers of Barling; two brothers, George and John Ball of Mansfield, two grandchildren, Hunter and Britney Hammond, several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Kenydall and Darrell English, Daniel Hammond, Brian Gillooley, Gary Elkins and Marcus Ashworth. Honorary pallbearers were George and John Ball.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
DON CECIL

Don Cecil, age 68, of Mena, passed away Saturdary, August 23, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born October 16, 1939 in Eagleton, Arkansas to the late Levi Oren Cecil and Lucille Sewell Cecil. He was united in marriage to Brenda Yahn. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Cecil was the owner of Don's EZ Pay in Mena, DeQueen and Waldron. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and the Arkansas Rental Dealers Association. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friends. Survivors are his wife Brenda Cecil of Mena, Arkansas; daughters Rhonda Weatherford and husband Eric of Mena, Arkansas,Tresa Craig and husband Tony of Mena, Arkansas; son Kevin Yahn and wife Shawnee of Hot Springs, Arkansas; mother Lucille Cecil of Vandervoort, Arkansas; grandchildren Brandon Cummings and wife Audra of Mena, Arkansas, Calvin Cummings and wife Summer of Wichita, Kansas, Aaron Cummings of Mena, Arkansas, Brandon Craig of Mena, Arkansas, Austin Yahn of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Tristan Yahn of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Aarika Cox of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Katelynn Yahn of Hot Springs, Arkansas; great grandchildren Brooklyn Cummings of Mena, Arkansas, Jayden Cox of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother Larry Cecil and wife Sandra of Cove, Arkansas; sister Sue Shearer and husband Carroll, Sr. of Vandervoort, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 10:00 am at the United Pentecostal Church in Mena with Reverend Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Cecil Chapel Cemetery in Vandervoort under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Military honors to be performed by the United States Air Force and the Polk County Veteran's Organization. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cecil Chapel Cemetery Fund, 906 Polk 17, Vandervoort, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Shane Carver, Gerhard Hicks, Junior Penney, John Schlorff, Alan Cox and Ronnie Carnley. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Cecil's grandsons, Brandon Cummings, Calvin Cummings, Aaron Cummings, Brandon Craig, Gregory Craig, Austin Yahn and Tristan Yahn.

The Waldron News
25 November 2009
CARLEY JEANETTE CERVENKA

Carley Jeanette Cervenka, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 21, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Jeanette was born August 23, 1932 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to the late Willie Loman and Lorraine (Hathcock) Loman. She was a homemaker for the past several years, and was a member of the Saint Jude Catholic Church. Jeanette is survived by her husband of 57 years Gilbert Cervenka of the home; one daughter, Dianna Lee of Mansfield, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Amy Mobley of Mansfield, Arkansas; and two great-grandsons, Chase and Jarrett Harris of Mansfield, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews. Jeanette's Mass of Christian burial was at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are bein entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jeanette's pallbearers will be Chase and Jarrett Harris, Russell Cervenka, Chase Cervenka, Alton McClure and Sammy Davidson. Rosary for family and close friends was at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
RUTH CESCALINE
May 20, 1925 - May 25, 2009

Ruth Cescaline, 84 years old, of Story, AR passed away May 25, 2009 at the St. Josephs Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. She was born on May 20, 1925 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Albert Lee and Ruth Malchau Lee. She was active in the Hwy. 27 Fishing Village for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Cescaline, daughter, Junie Reppe, great granddaughter, Natalie Grace Callahan, one sister, Dorthy Manfre, and one brother, Robert Lee. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Cescaline, six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers you may make contributions to the S&L Volunteer Fire Department, Story, AR. Funeral service was Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Norbert Rappold officiating in Mt. Ida, AR. Burial was in Reed Cemetery in Story, AR under the direction of Thornton Funeral HOme in Mt. Ida, aR. Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Roger Dye, Bill Robinson, Jim Manfre, Craig Richardson, Ed Petrella and Allen Golden. Honorary pallbearers were all of her friends at Hwy. 27 Fishing Village, James Blackburn, Brown Plummer, Ben Sushi and Loyal Abernathy.

Scott County Times
26 October 2005
MARY CHANDLER

Mary Ellen "Sue" Chandler, age 68 of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She is survived by one sister, Reba Schweizerhiof of Moore, Oklahoma; one brother, Robert Chandler of Pocola, Oklahoma; two nieces and two nephews; and special family Pam Rose of Waldron, Arkansas. A Cremation Memorial service will be at a later date.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
EFFIE AGNES CHANEY

Effie Agnes Chaney, 86, of Waldron, died Friday, April 23, 1999 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Chant Cemetery in Y-City. Survivors include one sister, Marie Linker, of Waldron; one cousin, Betty Nealy of Oklahoma. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
19 September 2007
CHIA XOU CHANG

Chia Xou Chang, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at his home. He was a farmer and worked for the CIA in the Vietnam War and received the Defenders of Freedom citation July 22, 2000 from Congressman Tom Tancredo. It read as follows: In honor of dedicated service and valiant support of the American Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Vietnam War. This citation is in recognition of outstanding performance of duty in action against enemy forces of primarily Military Region II, in his native country Laos. He successfully executed primary missions for air support and combat logistics support for United States Military Forces to include the rescuing of American air personnel during the battles in the theater of operations. The Defenders of Freedom Citation further commemorates the Lao-Hmong of Military Region II, in Laos during the Vietnam War. I commend you for your bravery and loyalty to the United States of America. Tom Tancredo, Member of Congress, Sixth District of Colorado. Funeral service was 9:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Parker Plaza in Waldron, Arkansas with interment in the Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Pang Shoua Yang; three daughters, Xae, Yee, and Ying Chang; six sons, Cher, Pang Xiong, Joua Bee, Ge, True, Neng; three sisters, Lia Chang, Ka Chang, and Mav Chang; two brothers, Ger Chang, Sia Sang Chang; 60 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
15 April 2009
JAMIE L. CHAPMAN
Dec. 31, 1933 - April 12, 2009

Jamie "Pat" Chapman, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, Michael W. Wright, Daryl A. Wright, Bryan A. Wright and Robert D. Wright; two brothers, Charles Pierce and wife Barbara, John Hall and wife Robin; sister Janice Godwin, 9 grandchildren, and a special niece Sue Adams and husband John. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill Chapman, parents Otis and Alice Hall, brother Waldo E. Hall and sister Sue E. Ogle. Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
22 December 1999
WILLIAM STUART (BILL) CHAPMAN

William Stuart (Bill) Chapman, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 14, 1999 in his home. He was retired from Muskogee County Health Department and was a Methodist. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Pat; one son, Carl Jarnagan of Bakersfield, CA; one brother, Floyd Chapman of Mansfield, AR; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
ROBERTA CHEEK

Roberta Cheek, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday, December 31 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the 1st Nazarene Church of Waldron. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on J anuary 15 at First Nazarene Church of Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Virgil (Pete); one son, Dr. David Cheek of Waldron, AR; her mother, Mae Bell Lacy of Waldron; one sister, Lois Dedmon of Waldron; three brothers, Halton Lacy of Mansfield, AR, Edmon Lacy of Perkins, OK and Harold Lacy of Tucumcari, NM. Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Cancer Support House at 2510 Dodson Ave., Ft. Smith 72901.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
VIRGIL CHEEK

Virgil Lee "Pete" Cheek, 81, of Waldron died Friday, December 28, 2001 in his home. He was a retired petroleum salesman, attended Waldron Church of the Nazarene, a veteran of WWII, a member of Waldron VFW Club, and was a Central Committeeman for Hickman Ward II in Scott County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Lacy Cheek. Memorial services were held at 10 am Monday, December 31, 2001 in the Waldron Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, Dr. David Cheek of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Opal Sparks of Waldron; one brother, Floyd Cheek of Sanger, California; and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
BONNIE CHEESMAN

Bonnie Dean Cheesman, 64, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Monday, January 22, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Planters in Fort Smith, was the widow of the late Garlan Cheesman and she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Faye Cheesman along with three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Oliver, Lisa Been and Cheryle Verdier all of Greenwood; three sons, Larry of Greenwood, Clifford of Jenny Lind and Carl of Mansfield; her mother, Tennie Starr of Waldron; four sisters, Earnestine Taff, Lela Martain, Rose Cheesman all of Waldron and Betty Cheesman of Ravia, Oklahoma; one brother, Tommy Starr of Waldron and 16 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Isaac Thomas, Ronald Oliver, Jimmy Cheesman, Anthony Branum, Johnny Oliver and Clifford Oliver.

The Waldron News
29 July 2009
DEMPSIE R. CHEESMAN
March 17, 1948 - July 16, 2009

Dempsie Ray Cheesman, 61, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in his home. He was a loving husband, father, brother and papa. Dempsie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia Cheesman; two children, Kevin and wife Lacey Cheesman of Waldron, AR, Geana and husband Jerry Ruth of Hartford, AR; six sisters, Barbara Scott of Waldron, Mayrene Pain of Waldron, Mary Ann Manning of Parks, Lewise Swafford of Mansfield, Judy Cox of Waldron and Jane Underwood of Waldron; four brothers, David Cheesman, Edd Cheesman, James Arnold Cheesman and Raydean Cheesman, all of Waldron; his mother Maxine Cheesman of Waldron; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Tanesha, and two grandsons, Justin and Blake. Dempsie is preceded in death by his father Dempsie Cheesman, brother Jerrydale Cheesman, and one niece, Salena Justice. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
21 January 2004
JERRY DALE CHEESMAN

Waldron--Funeral services for Jerry Dale Cheesman, 58, of Waldron were held Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Cheesman died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at his home. He was a sawmill worker. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Stringer of Garfield and Sherry McDaniel of Winfield; his mother, Maxine Cheesman of Waldron; six sisters, Mayrene Payne, Barbara Scott and Jane Underwood all of Waldron, Mary Ann Manning of parks, Judy Cox of Boles and Louise Swafford of Mansfield; five brothers, David Cheesman, Arnold Cheesman, Roy Dean Cheesman and John Ed Cheesman all of Waldron and Dempsie Ray Cheesman of Mansfield and six grandchildren.

Scott County Times
25 June 2003
LETHA CHEESMAN

Letha Jane Cheesman, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, June 23, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Needmore Assembly of God Church and widow of Jack Jameson & Virgil Cheesman. Funeral services wil be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 25 at the Needmore Assembly of God Church with burial at Thompson-Jameson Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one sister, Louella Goglosh of West Hills, CA and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The Waldron News
25 March 1998
MARVIN CHEESMAN

Marvin Cheesman, 74, of Waldron died Monday, March 16, 1998 in a local hospital. He was a retired hatchery worker for Tyson Foods with 25 years of service and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18,1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Rosie; four daughters: Christine McCullah, Erma Holloway, Carolyn Burnett and Beverly Dickens, all of Waldron; three sons: Marvin Jr., Thurman and Bobby, all of Waldron; one sister, Pearl Scott, of Waldron; two brothers: Jerry, of Waldron and Mearl, of Ravia, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Homer Wilson, Howard Himes, Everett Rose, Larry Cheesman, Larry Cheesman, Clifford Cheesman and David Cheesman. Honorary pallbearers were Perry Holloway, Dewaine Draper, Roger Boggs and Johnny McCullah. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
ROSIE LEE CHEESMAN

Rosie Lee Cheesman, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 10, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by four daughters, Chris McCullah, Erma Holloway, Carolyn Burnett, Beverly Dickens all of Waldron, AR; three sons, Bobby Cheesman of Malvern, AR, Junior Cheesman and Thurman Cheesman both of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Lela Martin of Amity, AR and Ernestine Taff of Midland, AR; one brother, Tommy Starr of Waldron, AR; 13 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, Ashley Owens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cheesman of 55 years; two grandchildren, Nathan and Allison Dickens, and one great-grandchild, Aaron Brian Justice. Pallbearers will be Johnny McCullah, Perry Holloway, Brian Justice, Shawn Justice, Wade Cheesman and Thurman Paul Cheesman. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Cheesman, Floyd Rose and Dr. Nathan Bennett.

The Waldron News
3 March 1999
EMERSON EARL CHERRY

Emerson Earl Cherry, 75, of Mansfield, died Thursday, February 25, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the United States Air Force. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter, Gladys Goree, of Dumas, Tex.; three sons, Howard Cherry, of Hartford, James Cherry of Abbott and Richard Cherry of Fort Smith; three brothers, Jack Cherry of Mansfield, Marlton Cherry of Mansfield and Jimmy Cherry of Virginia; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
18 August 2004
INA LEE CAUDLE CHERRY

Ina Lee Caudle Cherry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 5, 2004. Ina and her late husband, Kenith, owned the Mansfield Locker Plant in the 1950's and 60's. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Mansfield, a 4-H leader, and at the time of her death was a 75-year member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Crossroads. Ina was preceded in death by her parents, J. Elmer and Mary S. Bull Caudle; her husband, James Kenith Cherry; and daughter, Mary Elaine; brothers, Haskill and Virgil and his wife, Edith; sisters, Eunice Tyler and her husband, Jep, Ethel Hamilton and her husband John, Beatrice Caudle; brothers-in-law, D.B. Martin and Orace Holland; son-in-law Richard Wennberg. Ina was proud of her five-generation family that includes one daughter, Janice K. Wennberg of Mena; granddaughters, Phyllis Kay Gomez and her children, David Armstrong, Jaimelee, Clara and Feleca Gomez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Susan Elaine Parks and her husband, Nelson and son, Daniel Foreman, Jr. of Mena, her daughter, McKenzie Graves and husband, Justen and son, Andrew of Jacksonville, Fla. Also surviving are her sisters, Melba Martin of Fort Smith, Bertha Holland of Arkadelphia; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Other survivors include her Wennberg stepgrandsons, Richard and his wife, Michelle, of Buckeye, Ariz., Reg and his wife, Judy, of Fort Smith, Ronnie of Greenwood; seven great-grandchildren; and three great- great grandsons. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Foreman, Jr., Bud Tyler, Dennis Tyler, Charles Holland, Jim Holland, Don Spradling, Bryan McKay and Floyd Coward. Honorary pallbearers were her great grandsons, her Primitive Baptist family, Nelson Parks, Mark Coward, Gary Coward, Dudley, Stanley and Darris Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Coop Prairie Cemetery or Coop Prairie Cemetery Pavilion Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367, Mansfield, AR 72944.

The Waldron News
16 July 2003
MARLTON "MONK" CHERRY

Marlton "Monk" Cherry was born November 9, 1925 and died on July 11, 2003. Monk was a retired merchant and fireman. He was a lifelong resident of Mansfield and was an early pioneer of Lake Spur. Monk is survived by Patsy Cherry; one daughter, Linda Gail Robbins; two step-daughters, Kathy Stephens and Sheri Blaho. Other survivors include two brothers, Jack Cherry and Jimmy Cherry; one sister, Valeta Murray; and seven grandsons. An informal graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Mansfield Fire Dept. in Memory of Monk Cherry.

The Waldron News
16 May 2012
TONYA LYNN (CORBIN) CHESTER

Tonya Lynn (Cordin) Chester, 33, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at her home. Tonya is survived by her husband John Chester of N. Little Rock, Arkansas, four children, Aubrey Shotwell, Austin Shotwell, Hailey Shotwell, Bobby Shotwell; two step children, Ashley Shotwell, John Chester, Jr.; one grandchild Eli Cosby; two brothers, Clinton and wife Billie Jo Corbin of Waldron, Arkansas, Robert Corbin of Mansfield, Arkansas, parents Richard Corbin of Mansfield, Arkansas, Audrey Corbin of Waldron, Arkansas; six nieces and nephews, Katlynn Corbin, Richard Corbin, Danyell Corbin, Noah Corbin, Cynthia Corbin and Mary Corbin. Visitation was Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, AR. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, May 14, 2012 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Clinton Corbin, Robert Corbin, Austin Shotwell, Bobbie Shotwell, Ricky Corbin, Noah Corbin, Leslie Corbin and Troy Cusick.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
MARIE CHILES

Marie J. Chiles was born September 22, 1909. Her parents were John W. Chiles and Leolia (Adams) Chiles. She passed from this life on December 4, 2008. She was 99 years old. Marie was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed mysteries and history. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for lumber companies. In her earlier years she attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) aspiring to be a teacher. Due to family illness she returned home to help her parents. She later was able to teach in the one-room school houses that were in every community. She maintained contact with many of her students over the years. Marie is survived by cousins Jerry Townsend and Willa, Kellow Holland and Juanita, Ken Bynum and Nita, Ruth Manning, Jimmy Beasley and Scott Beasley as well as many friends and neighbors who will greatly miss her. Graveside services were 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
8 September 1999
MILDRED AVA CHILES

Mildred Ava Chiles, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas died on August 30 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired school teacher for Waldron Public Schools with 42 years of service. She was a piano teacher for 50 years, a member of Waldron First Baptist Church where she played the piano and was a Sunday School teacher for several years. She was a member of Scott County Retired Teacher Association and AARP. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, AR, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Whe is survived by one sister, Marie Chiles of Waldron; several cousins including Kenneth Bynum of Waldron, Kello Holland of Waldron, Jerry Townsend of Okeechobee, FL, Scott Beasley of Nacogdoches, TX, Jimmy Beasley of Denver, CO and Ruth Ellen Manning of Dallas, TX. Pallbearers were T.M. Works, Pete Powell, Gary Plummer, Jerrel Plummer, Randy Butler, Bob Ford, Aldon Hughes and Wayne Horn. Honorary pallbearers were Ivan Plummer, Louie Plummer, Bill Needham, George Griggs, David Rogers and Junior Oliver.

The Waldron News
10 January 2001
LAVEDA VIOLA VALENTINE CHISUM

Laveda Viola Valentine Chisum, 88, of Arkoma, Oklahoma died Monday, January 8, 2001 in an Arkoma nursing home. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, a retired nurses aid and the widow of John Chisum. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathern and John Sherrill of Arkoma, OK; three grandchildren, Laveda Foster Burr of Fort Smith, AR, Teresa Brown of Arkoma, OK and John Sherrill of Almar, AR; and nine great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
29 August 2001
TRISTAN LEWIS CHISUM

Tristan Lewis Chisum of Sherman, Texas died Thursday, August 23, 2001 in Sherman, Texas. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, at Waldo Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Burpo of the Lannius Church of God officiating. Burial was at West Hill Cemetery under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman, Texas. He is survived by his parents, Kyle and Christy Chisum of Sherman, TX; two sisters, Christina Alexis Pemberton and Cody Taylor Lynn Pemberton both of Sherman, TX; one brother, Dakota Morgan Pemberton of Sherman, TX; grandparents, Ronnie & Sandra Goff of Texarkana,TX and Willie & Lucille Chisum of Bonham, TX; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Waldron News
22 November 2006
ALTHEDA JEAN TAYLOR CHITWOOD

Altheda Jean Taylor Chitwood, 73, Woodland Park Home acitivity director in Tulsa, was born April 13, 1933 in Boles, AR. She succumbed to pneumonia on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Chitwood; mother, Lou Frost Taylor, father, Henry Taylor; sisters, Fern Taylor Biggs, Estelene Taylor Wilhite and Freeda Mae Taylor and two infant brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Chitwood Harris; sons, Brad Chitwood and Tim Chitwood, and five grandchildren; sisters, Opal Taylor Neeley, Von Taylor Phillips and Wanda Taylor Wilkerson; brother, Seth Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were handled by Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.

The Waldron News
2 December 1998
BLAKE CHITWOOD

Blake Chitwood, 89, of Mansfield died November 23, 1998 in his home. He was a retired farmer and a Methodist. Graveside service is set for 2 p.m., today, with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Melba; one daughter, Frankie Henson of Fort Smith; two grandchildren, David Henson of Van Buren and Randy Henson of Poteau, Oklahoma; and four great grandchildren. Viewing is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 25 at the Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
19 October 2005
BOBBY JOE CHRISMAN

Bobby Joe Chrisman of Waldron, Arkansas died October 16, 2005 in Waldron. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a logger and chicken farmer. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am October 18, 2005 at Friendship Pentecostal Church in Waldron with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, Inc. of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Doris of the home; one daughter, Carla Darlene Dorr and husband Perry; one son, Bobby Gene Chrisman; one sister, Linda Stafford and husband Paul of Ft. Smith; one brother, Freddy Chrisman and wife Ellen of Greenwood; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones.

The Waldron News
23 August 2006
ELSIE OVAL CHRISMAN

Elsie Oval Chrisman, born December 2, 1918 at Mt. Moriah, AR, and went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2006. Elsie held many occupations, but the most important was as a wife, mother and best nanny in the world! She was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. She was known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Chester Chrisman, a grandson, Larry Yates, and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Turner. Survivors include two sons, Billy Wayne Chrisman and his wife Tatianna, Harold Dean Chrisman and his wife Gay Lee; a daughter, Glenna Dawn Yates and her husband Gene, all of Van Buren, AR; a loving sister, Elgie Jeffery; two brothers, Eldred Tinder and his wife Audrey and Joe Tinder all of Waldron, AR. She leaves behind ten grandchildren, Kenneth Chrisman and his wife Theresa of Fairbanks, AK; Jim Chrisman and his wife Caren of Edmond, OK; Bonnie Evans and her husband Greg of Lees Summit, MO; Bruce Chrisman and his wife Stacy of Golden, CO; Michael Chrisman and his wife Staphanie of Van Buren, AR; Rebecca Schneider and her husband Brian of Van Buren, AR; Lori Ericsson and her husband Craig of Lenexa, KS; Angela Chrisman of Charleston, AR; Donishia Turner and her husband Danny of Van Buren, AR, and Anthony Yates of Van Buren, AR. Nanny also leaves behind 24 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2006 at the Waldron First Assembly of God. Interment was in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

Scott County Times
27 October 2004
EUGENE CHRISMAN

Eugene Chrisman, age 69, of Waldron died Friday, October 22, 2004 in the Waldron hospital. He was a retired timber contractor, a member of the Scott County Wolf and Fox Hunters Association, and attended Friendship Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Chrisman; one son, Gary "Red" Chrisman of Waldron; one sister, Linda Stafford of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three brothers, Bob Chrisman, Bill Chrisman both of Waldron, and Freddy Chrisman of Greenwood, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Jarrod, Jennifer, Matthew and Jace; three great grandchildren, Jesse, Joseph and Francisco. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 25, 2004 at Friendship Pentecostal Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Wagner, Tom Wagner, James Vaughn, J.D. Brothers, Verdell Wagner and Ronnie Powell. Honorary pallbearers were H.D. Brown and Jack Nix.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
GENE CHRISTENSEN

Gene Christensen, 86, was born November 2, 1923 in Kirkland, New Mexico to William Jesse and Vera Guymon Walker. She died Sunday, August 8, 2010 in her home outside of Booneville. She grew up in Kirkland spending most of her time outdoors helping her dad. She earned a degree at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher, Arizona, where she met her husband Victor Phil Christensen. They got married in the LDS Temple in Mesa, Arizona on September 17, 1946. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints where she served in numerous callings including Relief Society, Ward Librarian, and Ward Missionary. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, quilting and making beautiful treasures out of most anything. She is survived by her husband Victor Phil Christense, cildren Vera (Alan) Spender, Raymon (Shelley) Christensen, Aleathe Beddow, Kennard (Vonda) Christensen, Nolin Christensen, and Derrick (Kim) Christensen; sisters Florence Cluff, Loretta (Lamar) Stock, and Netta (Larue) Crum; 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, youngest son Wesley Christensen, brothers Taylor and William (W.G.) Walker, one sister Enid Yarbro and granddaughter Emily Christensen. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in Greenwood, Arkansas with interment in the Wiley Cemetery on the Christensen farm under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron. Pallbearers were Abram Christensen, Jacob Christensen, Zachary Christensen, Bryant Christensen, Phillip Christensen, Jeremy Christensen, Travis Christensen, Deron Spencer, Sean Spencer, David Beddow, Daniel Beddow, Dale Beddow and Jesse Christensen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Christensen and Sam Christensen.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
VICTOR PHIL CHRISTENSEN

Victor Phil Christensen, 88, passed away on August 9, 2010 at his home south of Booneville, Arkansas. He was born on February 20, 1922 in Central, Arizona to Victor Christensen and Sarah Jane Butler Christensen. Victor spent most of his early life in the ranching industry in Arizona. He spent his later years on a ranch in Arkansas. He was a veteran of World War II and served honorably in both the Coast Guard and in the Navy. He served on the USS Pettit. He also worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He worked at Phillips Dodge Copper Mine in Morenci, Arizona, and in his spare time made knives and spurs. Victor enjoyed ranching and roping, raising cows was his passion. He was a member of the Arkansas Cattleman's Association. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He served as 1st Counselor and Bishop in the Bishopric in Chino Valley, Arizona. He served as branch President and Counselor in Branch Presidency several different times, he also served for two years as a live at home Missionary with his wife. Victor was a great example to his family and will be missed. Victor is survived by children Vera (Alan) Spencer, Raymon (Shelley) Christensen, Aletha Beddow, Kennard (Vonda) Christensen, Nolan Christensen, Derrick (Kim) Christensen, 24 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Beth (Paul) Ellsworth, Geraldine Harrison, Betty Jo (Neldon) Cook, Lot (Colleen) Christensen, Rose Shumway, Carol (Owen) Shupe, Gary Christensen, Jane Theobald, Joy Jones, James (Susan) Christensen. Victor is preceded in death by his wife Gene Walker Christensen, a son Wesley Christensen, a granddaughter Emily Christensen, and two sisters Colleen Christensen and Corine Christensen. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Greenwood, Arkansas with interment in the Wiley Cemetery on the Christensen farm under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Abram Christensen, Jacob Christensen, Zachary Christensen, Bryant Christensen, Phillip Christensen, Jeremy Christensen, Travis Christensen, Deron Spencer, Sean Spencer, David Beddow, Daniel Beddow, Dale Beddow and Jesse Christensen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Christensen and Sam Christensen.

The Waldron News
16 December 1998
WESLEY NEAL CHRISTENSEN

Wesley Neal Christensen, 32, of Booneville died Dec. 11 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Greenwood Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial at Thomas J. Wiley Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his Parents, Mr and Mrs. Victor Christensen of Booneville; two sisters, Vera Spencer of Winnsboro, Texas, Aleathe Beddow of Taylor, Arizona, four brothers, Raymond Phil Christensen of Moccasin, Arizona, Kennard Christensen of Booneville, Nolin Christensen of Wichita, Kansas, Derrick Christensen of Booneville; 22 nieces and nephews; and 10 great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were the nephews. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 14, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
12 November 2003
RAYMOND L. CHRISTIAN, SR.

Raymond L. Christian, Sr., age 69, of Groton, died Sunday morning, November 27, 2003 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Jaffrey, New Hampshire on March 4, 1934 the son of Homer and Olivine Cote Christian. Raymond married Lorraine Rafferty on October 30, 1954 in Groton. She died September 18, 1996. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Raymond had worked as a fireman and a rigger at Pfizer in Groton retiring in 1991. A member of the Groton Lodge of Elks he was named Elk of the Year for 1994-1995. He was a hard worker, a loving family man and enjoyed woodworking, painting, dancing and doing crossword puzzles. He is survived by a son, Raymond L. Christian, Jr. of Groton, two daughters, Lori Abell of Mystic and Nancy Stewart of Waldron, Arkansas; a brother Richard Christian of Manchester, NH; three sisters, Beverly MacDonald of Keene, NH and Laura Pratt and Bertha Record both of Jaffrey, NH; a sister-in-law, Mary Ackley and her husband John Ackley, Jr. of Groton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Christian. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 11:00 at the Byles-Groton Memorial Home with military honors in Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic. Donations in his memory may be directed to Hospice of SE Ct., P.O. Box 902, Uncasville, CT 06382.

Scott County Times
16 April 2003
REBA IRENE CHRISTIAN

Waldron--A memorial service for Reba Irene Christian, 84, of Waldron will be held at a time to be announced at a later date. Mrs. Christian died Sunday, April 13, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a Protestant and the widow of Lamont Christian. She was preceded in death by a son, Benny Christian, and a daughter, Patsy Irene Christian. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Redding of Waldron and Ruth Presson of Longview, Washington; and a brother, Bill Heavener of Waldron. Memorial contributions may be made to Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 May 1998
DOVIE MAE STOVALL CHRONISTER

Dovie Mae Stovall Chronister, 72, of Boles died Saturday, May 16, 1998 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Boles Southern Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hays Stovall and William Chronister, and one son, Thomas Stovall. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include four daughters: Betty Atchley and Hazel Curtis, both of Parks, Joyce Miner, of Y-City and Bobbie Gilchrist, of Pearcy; three step-daughters: Pat Melson, of Georgetown, Delaware, Karen Rogers, of Princess Ann, Delaware and Elizabeth Norskow, of Waldron; four sons: Junior Stovall, of Subiaco, Albert Stovall, of Killeen, Texas, Allen Stovall, of Boles and Walter Stovall, of Royal; three step-sons: William Chronister II; of Clarksville, Tennessee, Charles Chronister, of White Sands, New Mexico and Kenneth Chronister, of Georgetown, Delaware; one sister, Dorothy Hutchens, of Waldron; three brothers: Charles Ferguson, of Modesto, California, Henry Ferguson, of Springfield, Oregon and Walter Ferguson, of Waldron; 22 grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Shaddon, Mike Shaddon, Henry Thompson, Steve Miner, Bill Slagle and Darrell Burdess. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
13 August 2003
FRANCES OLDAKER CHRONISTER

Hunter, OK--Frances Oldaker Chronister, 88, of Hunter, Oklahoma formerly of Waldron, died Saturday, August 2 in Hunter. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Ann Freddy; one son, William A. Chronister; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 am Wednesday, August 6 at the graveside with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by four daughters, Clara Lee McCray of Hunter, Betty Jorgensen of Parlier, California, Joyce Ann Carnelison of Greenwood and Mary J. Sparks of Waldron; three sons, Owen Cliffton Chronister of Selma, California, Tommy J. Chronister and Charles D. Chronister both of Waldron; two sisters, Mary Duncan of Cauthron and Pinky Scroggins of Parlier, California; one brother, Clyde Oldaker of Cauthron; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
25 July 2001
REBECCA CHRONISTER

Rebecca Christine Chronister, the 2 month old daughter of Russell and Tamara Chronister of Waldron died Monday, July 16, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Mt. Pleasant #3 Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her parents, Russell and Tammy of the home; her grandparents, Danny and Betty Sims of Waldron and Tommy Chronister and Debbie McKinney both of Waldron and two sisters, Brittany and Tiffany of the home. Pallbearers were Russell Sims and D.J. Ratliff with honorary pallbearers bein Ben Chronister and Shawn Higham.

The Waldron News
20 December 2006
TOMMY JACK CHRONISTER

Tommy Jack Chronister, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 17, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired truck driver. Memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006 at the Kirk Cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Russell Owen Chronister of Waldron, Arkansas, Owen Benjamin Chronister of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Danielle Lynn Chronister of Waldron, Arkansas, Denise Marie Wright of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, Owen Clifton Chronister of Waldron, Arkansas, Charles Dewayn Chronister of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Mary Jo Sparks of Waldron, Arkansas, Clara McCray of Hunter, Oklahoma, Joyce Caronson of Greenwood, Arkansas, Betty Jorgenson of California; twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild.

The Waldron News
3 October 2012
THELMA JUANITA CHURCHILL

Thelma Juanita Churchill of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born July 24, 1929 in Batesville, Arkansas to Elda Lynn and Lillie Edna (Galloway) Salkeld. Juanita was 83 years, 1 month and 26 days old. Juanita was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Juanita was a member of numerous community, civic and charitable organizations for many years. Juanita and Bill were the founders and promoters of Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival in 1978. They were among the first coaches when the Girls Ponytail Softball League was formed. Juanita leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, E.B. "Bill" Churchill of the home; two daughters, Sherry Johnston and husband Butch of Waldron, Arkansas, Terri Churchill of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Andrea Dehart and husband Eric of Hontubby, Oklahoma, Mikey Johnston and wife Christi of Waldron, Arkansas, Brandy Davis and husband Steven of Greenwood, Arkansas, Jill Rogers and husband Dusty of South Muskogee, Oklahoma, Tina White of Barling, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Karissa Hassell, Claydin Boren, William Dehart, Tyler Trozzi, Jake Rogers, Mikaleigh Davis, Gracie Davis and Brayedan Davis. Juanita is also survived by one sister, Amy Brooks of Little Rock, Arkansas; one brother, Ernest Salkeld and wife Reva Nell of Dallas, Texas; and two sisters-in-law, Maxine Salkeld of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Virginia Pearce of Conway, Arkansas. Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Elda Lynn and Lillie Edna Salkeld; sister Maxine Clough and husband John; brothers, Frank Salkeld, Wilmer Salkeld and brother-in-law Sanford Brooks. Juanita's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Waldron United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita's pallbearers will be Eugene Taff, Eric Dehart, Roger Sparks, Russell Sparks, Keith Morris, Butch Johnston, Clayden Boren, William Dehart, Krissa Hassall. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Dale Sparks, Boone Carlon, Dr. Leonard Fuson and Curtis Howze. Juanita's visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where her family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
3 February 2010
BOBBY JOE CLAUNTS

Bobby Joe Claunts, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 25, 2010 at his home. Bobby is survived by his wife of 55 years Royce Mae Claunts of the home; two daughters, Denece Hunt of Waldron, Debbie Rameriz of California; two sons, Amos Claunts of Waldron, Bruce Claunts of Oregon; 13 grandchildren, Seth, Faith, Tonya, Michelle, Danny, Trista, Britney, Billy, Sandy, Annette, Richie, Cecilia, John Robert and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Jim Claunts, Jerry Claunts and Lee Claunts; and a sister Thelma Fay Cagle. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Jake Claunts and Jessie Pendergraft; one daughter, Doris Jackson; three brothers, Rickey, Carl and Delbert Claunts; sister Delma Battle; one grandson Keith. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Square Rock Cemetery with interment to follow in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Michelle Egan, Mark Cagle, Mark Cagle Jr., Wilburn Hunt Jr., Amos Claunts and Tonya Blevins.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
DELBERT RAY CLAUNTS

Delbert Ray Claunts, 56, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 25, 2007 at a Waldron hospital. He was retired from Tyson Foods. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Claunts of the home; two daughters, Kim Moore of Cauthron, and Kathy Couch; one son, Russell Claunts of Cauthron, AR; one sister, Thelma Cagle of Bates, AR; four brothers, Bob Claunts of Waldron, AR, Lee Claunts of AZ, Jim Claunts of OR, and Jerry Claunts of Y-City, AR; five grandchildren, Josh Claunts, Jim Moore, Jr., Aaron Moore, Kinsey Couch, and Brett Couch; two step-grandchildren, Ronnie Murphey and Kayla Murphey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Claunts; father, Jake Claunts; two brothers, Ricky Claunts, Carl Claunts; and one sister, Delma Battles.

The Waldron News
16 September 2009
ALVIN H. CLEMENT

Born on Sept. 22, 1921 in Scott County, Arkansas, the son of Charles M. Clement and Eulalia (Lala) Lee Bailey Clement and the grandson of John Richard McFadden Bailey and Susan Anne Trigg Bailey. He received a BS in Geology-Physics from the University of Arkansas in 1949. He spent forty-seven years working in oil exploration in the U.S., North Afrida, West African Coast, North Sea, Indonesia and Coast of Brazil. He loved family genealogy and history; was recognized as a major researcher of Bailey-Clement ancestry. He was the author of three books of poetry and short stories. Following a stroke almost three years ago, he has lived with his daughter Carla Schiller and her family in Montgomery, Texas. Other survivors are a daughter, Karen Ingram of Mims, Flordia; a sister, the Rev. Anne Clement, Sapulpa, OK; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son Kenneth preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at Center Point Cemetery in the Hon community, West of Waldron, 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19.

Scott County Times
31 July 2002
BARBARA CLEMENTS

Barbara Jean Clements, 73, of Waldron died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in Waldron. She was a retired Registered Nurse, a Methodist, a member of the Eastern Star and an artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Clements. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Jeannine Clements of Pennington, New Jersey and Cynthia Clements of Gravelly, Arkansas; one sister, Dodie McSpadden of Russellville, Arkansas; one brother, Pat Patton of Lexington, Kentucky; 4 grandchildren, Will Adair of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Virginia Adair of Pennington, New Jersey, Rachael Hale of Gravelly and Lily Hale of Gravelly. Pallbearers will be Steve Smith, Mike McSpadden, Midell McSpadden, Keith Caviness, Bill Dalton, Kenny Johnston and Butch Garner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Library.

The Waldron News
2 May 2012
CHARLEY D. (DUKE) CLEMONS

Charley D. (Duke) Clemons of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Wilmington Beach, California, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, April 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Charley was born November 25, 1934 to Baxter Homer Clemons and Iva Viola (Scallion) Clemons in England, Arkansas. Charley was 77 years, 4 months and 29 days old. He last attended Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. In 1951 Charley joined the Navy where he served a four year tenure on the USS Boxer CVA #21. Charley served as a Gunner on this aircraft carrier during the Korean War. In October of 1956 he married the love of his life Eva Lea Keith in Las Vegas, Nevada. After returning to Arkansas, Charley worked for 30 plus years in the construction/home improvement business as a Sales Manager for Pack's Salvage in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Charley was a family man, his love for his wife and family was immeasurable. Charley was well known for his passion for his cattle and his farm. Charley leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 55 years, Eva of the home; two daughters, Lisa Ann Hickey of Waldron, Arkansas, Tammy Lea Tedder and husband Tracy of Berryville, Arkansas and one son, Charles Scott Clemons of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will be missed so very much by his granddaughters, Hannah Leigh Doty, Sarah DeWitt, Tabitha Tedder, Jaiden Tedder, Haleigh Ann Hickey and grandson, Daniel Steele Clemons. Charley is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy Iturra, Ann Lindauer and Martha Jean Metzger and one brother, H.A. Riley. Charley is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Clemons and Iva Mryglod and one sister, Charlene Revils. Charley's celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2012 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Charley's pallbearers were Tracy Tedder, Steele Clemons, H.A. Riley, Shay Riley, Jon Doty and Geral DeWitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Freeman, Don Pack, Robert Pack, Terry Bottoms, Larry Jackson, Larry Metzger, Don Metzger, Glen Metzger, Steven Iturra, Michael Freeman, Dan Reid, Curtis Hudson, Tommy Watson, Raymond Self, Rogert Horn, Glen Cook and Mark Watkins. Charley's visitation was at 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Charley's family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the VFW #1345, P.O. Box 128, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
29 April 2009
ANTHONY GENE CLIFFORD

Anthony Gene Clifford, 47, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 at his home. He was born July 15, 1961 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Loura Lee (Stump) Everly of Waldron, Arkansas and the late Lyle Ewin Clifford. He was a former employee of Tyson Foods in Waldron, Arkansas. Anythony is survived in addition ot his mother by a son and daughter-in-law, Brandon Clifford and wife Roberta of Waldron, Arkansas; a sister and brother-in-law, Debra Ann Forrester and husband Rich of Benton, Missouri; three brothers, Joseph of Waldron, Arkansas, Terry of California, Robert Everly and wife Missy of Waldron, Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his step- father Robert E. Everly, and sister Linda Marie Everly. Anthony's memorial service will be Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron. A private graveside service was held at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
15 September 2004
LOEDA CLOPTON

Loeda Clopton, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 5 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one step daughter, Monica Hamilton of Waldron; three sons, Randy Atnip of Marlow, Oklahoma, Gene Atnip of Seymour, Texas, and Danny Atnip of Wichita Falls, Texas; mother, Ruby Allen of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three sisters, Mary Music of Owensboro, Kentucky, Bonnie Burton of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Junita Robinson of Bono, Arkansas; five brothers, Junior James of Michigan, Ronald James of California, Donald James of Romance, Arkansas, Leon James of Smyrna, Tennessee and Kenny James of Jonesboro, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren and two step grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
12 November 2003
LOIS CLOPTON

Waldron--Lois Clopton, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, Pentecostal, and widow of Nolan Clopton. Graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 7, 2003 with burial at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one son, John Clopton of Waldron, Arkansas; and one sister, Lavelle Moore of Ozark, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 November 1998
NOLAN EDGAR CLOPTON

Nolan Edgar Clopton, 70, of Waldron, formerly of Mansfield, died Nov. 3, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired sawmill worker. Graveside service was at 10 a.m., Nov. 6, at Huntington City Cemetery with burial at Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Lois of the home; one son, John Clopton of Waldron; two sisters, Jessie Tankersley of Alma, Marie Smith of Bismark; four step-sisters, Bestine Reese of Arkoma, Oklahoma, Pauline Ewing of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Arline Stewart of Dover, Arkansas, Connie (no last name given) of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Opal Clopton of Fort Smith; and 27 nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
20 February 2008
TOM CLOUD

Tom Cloud, 70, of Dover, died Thursday, February 14, 2008 at his home. The son of Lee and Dora Dean Carter Cloud, he was born September 20, 1937 in Dover. he was a 1955 graduate of Dover High School. Tom and Ina Lay were married on November 4, 1955 at Dover. Tom's career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture spanned 35 years as a poultry grader, retiring in 1994. He was a lifetime member of the Cloud Deer Camp which he also operated for 8 years. He was a founding member of the Ouachita Mountain Wood Carvers Association and was an avid bluegrass music fan. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, including Waldron and Dover where he taught Sunday School Class for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Ina Cloud of Dover; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Douglas & Rhonda Cloud of Dover and Danny & MaryAnn Cloud of Dover; five grandchildren, DeiDre, Deborah and Nick Cloud and Shawn Price all of Dover, Misty Lackey and her husband of Vilonia; a great granddaughter, Emma Lackey of Vilonia; a sister, Joyce Walters of Dover. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Dover United Methodist Church. The Honorable Bill Wilson and Reverend Donna Alberts will officiate. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will also receive friends Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and service time at the church. Memorials may be mde in lieu of flowers to Dover Methodist Church, P.O. Box 322, Dover, AR 72837.

The Waldron News
25 March 2009
CLARICE I. COCHRAN

Clarice I. Cochran, 97, of Lucas, Arkansas died Sunday, March 22, 2009 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, a member of Lucas Community Church and a lifelong Cumberland Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cochran. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Barber, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Nell Hattabaugh of Booneville, AR; one son, Donald Cochran of Alma, AR; one sister, Tracy Woods of Greenwood, AR; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Hattabaugh, Kenny Hattabaugh, Derrick Morgan, Brenton Townsend, Logan Cochran and Greg Cochran.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
NANCY MARIE COCHRANE

Nancy Marie Cochrane, 67, of Waldron, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a Veteran of the Korean War and a Presbyterian. The body was cremated. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Portman, of Mansfield; two sons: Michael Cochrane, of Savannah, Georgia and David Cochrane, of Camarillo, California; one sister, Connie Nelson, of Dixon, Illinois; one brother, Harley Hollis, of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
16 October 2002
RICHARD LANDON "RICHIE" COCKBURN

Richard Landon "Richie" Cockburn, 38, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, October 13, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was the manager of a meat market and a member of the Elks Lodge. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by a companion, Brandy Diez of Ft. Smith, AR; his parents, C.L. and Patsy Cockburn of Mena, AR; one sister, Terri Keith of Melbourne, FL; one brother, Kyle Cockburn of Medicine Park, OK; one niece and nine nephews.

The Waldron News
25 April 2007
ROY LYNN COCKBURN

Roy Lynn Cockburn, 80, of Harvey, Arkansas died Monday, April 16, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas of stomach cancer. He was born January 20, 1927 in Gravelly, Arkansas, Yell County, to Charley Quinton Cockburn and Beulah Cockburn. Roy worked as a timber contractor at Forrester for Dierks Lumber Company until their mill closed in 1952, and Weyerhauser in Springfield, Oregon. He spent most of his life as a private timber contractor and his retirement years selling fruit and vegetables in Scott and Yell Counties in Arkansas and bordering counties in Oklahoma. Roy thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the many people he met and talked about their friendship. He liked to fish for perch, catfish, take drives down roads in the national forest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley Quinton Cockburn and Beulah Oller Cockburn, a brother Leonard Cockburn of Springfield, Oregon, a sister Louise Maxey of Waldron, a son Glenn Ray Cockburn and nephews, Bobby Maxey and Richie Cockburn. He is survived by two daughters, Linda and Bobby Mills of Dardanelle, Trisha Sikes of Danville; two brothers, C.L. Cockburn of Mena, AR and Winston Cockburn of Little Rock, AR; a sister, Corene White of Tulsa, OK; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, AR. Pallbearers were M.L. Morgan, Kyle Cockburn, Billy Maxey, Mike Qualls, David Williams and Robert Blankenship. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
6 March 2013
VIRGIL E. "BILL" CODY

Virgil E. "Bill" Cody, 71, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Bokoshe. Bill was born July 21, 1941 in Culter, IN to Amos & Ora (Gibson) Cody. Bill served his country proudly in the U.S. Army for 10 years with 4 tours overseas duty in addition to 3 tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the military he became a chicken farmer and raised exotic animals. Later in life he became an over the road truck driver with his wife. Bill came back to the Lord in 2007 and has been faithful to attend God's house ever since. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Frazier, Gertrude Bowlin; brothers, Robert Parks, ERnest Cody, Orvil Cody; grandchild, Josh Owenby; great grandchild, Brecken Owenby. Survivors include his wife, Trudy of the home; daughter & son in law, Carla & Buddy Owenby of Rock Island, OK; sons, Virgil "Leebe" & Tammy Cody of Newport, TN, Clay Cody and David Burch of Tulsa, OK, Gary & Dorothy Cody of Keota, OK; sister, Margaret Stanley of VA; brother, Jeffy Bowlin of Newport, TN; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; other sisters in law and brothers in law; extra special friends. Services will be 10 a.m. March 6, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Leon Glen and Rev. Bill Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK. Pallbearers will be Heath Shores, Juston Shores, David Burch, Michael Herriman, Jerry Hensley, Justin Montgomery. Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
21 August 2013
ALICE INEZ COFFEY

Alice Inez Coffey, 89, of Fayetteville, AR passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 in a Springdale AR hospital. She was born in Myerstown, MO to Robert and Ethel Rowden. She was a homemaker and a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church of Fayetteville. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star in Houston, MO and served as Worthy Matron twice and was the District Grand Marshall. She was a member and a past president of the Fleet Reserve Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell K. Coffey. Funeral services were 11:00 am Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughter, Peg Coffey of Fayetteville, AR; one son, Ralph Coffey and his wife Treva of Waldron, AR; one sister, Peggy Daugherty of AR; four grandchilren, Tanya and Wilson Kennedy, Timmy and Brenda Coffey, Tammy and Bob Caldwell and Chris and Jason Stone and nine great grandchildren. The family visited with friends from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 1400 E. Rolling Hills Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
LLOYD COGBURN

Lloyd Lee Cogburn, age 66 of Waldron died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 in his home. He was a logger. He is survived by two daughters, Shelia Lashear of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Velma Stewart of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three sons, Robert Cogburn and Dallas Cogburn both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; William Cogburn, Sr. of Waldron; four sisters, Lois May Ponder of Langley, Arkansas; Patsy Hamilton and Virginia Cogburn both of Fancy Hill, Arkansas; Paulien Herring of Glenwood; three brothers, Frank Cogburn of Oregon; Gene and Jerry Joe Cogburn both of Fancy Hill, Arkansas and fourteen grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 3:00 pm Monday, April 4, 2005 at Peace Valley Cemetery near Norman, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Dallas Cogburn, Robert Cogburn, Sam Cogburn, Wayne Horn, Gene Hunt, David Cogburn and Andy Cogburn.

Scott County Times
9 October 2002
MARVIN E. COINER

FT. SMITH--Funeral services for Marvin E. Coiner, 85, of Ft. Smith were held Monday, October 9, 2002 at 9 am at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at US National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Mr. Coiner died Thursday, October 3, 2002 in Fort Smith. He was a retired salesman for the Broadview Lumber Company, a WWII Army veteran, a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, the United Commercial Travelers and American Legion. He taught Sunday school for the junior boys at Grand Avenue Baptist Church, served on the building committee for the church, was a member of the Jolly Travelers at Grand Avenue and was in charge of transportation for the senior citizens. He was also a member of the United Commercial Travelers and the Militaries 979th Military Police Company in Germany. His life revolved around family, church and friends. He was preceded in death by Harve E. Coiner of Jasper, Missouri; Myrtle Owen McCracken of Carthage, Missouri and Lloyd Coiner of Carthage, Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Nancy Catherine Honeycutt of Van Buren and Janice Sue Pearson of Alma; a son, Ronald Earl Coiner of Mountain Center, California; a brother, Harvey J. Coiner of Lebanon, Missouri; six grandchildren, J. Marvin Honeycutt and Katherine Honeycutt of Van Buren, Holley Motley of Waldron, Christen House of Alma, Sgt. Blain Pearson of Lawton, Oklahoma and Heather Coiner of Toronto, Canada; eight great grandchildren, Jess, Sam, Ben and Cara Honeycutt of Van Buren, Kane Knight and Chase Pearson of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Kobe Motley of Waldron; and many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were members of Department 10 Sunday School Class at Grand Avenue Baptist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Scott County Times
24 September 2003
KELLOW COLE

Parks--Kellow Cole, 78, of Parks, Arkansas died Saturday, September 20, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Monday, September 22, 2003 at the Parks Baptist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Gaye Cole of Terrell, Texas and Kelly and Linda Cole of Parks, Arkansas; one sister and brother-in-law, Noma and Otis Meadows of Lodi, CA; one sister-in-law, Adenial Miller of Parks, Arkansas; one brother and sister-in-law, Buford and Billie Cole of Bentonville, Arkansas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Harvey Combs, Bobby James Crump, Bill Frost, Don Frost, Wallace Hill and Danny Morran.

Scott County Times
19 July 2000
OUIDA MAE COLE

Ouida Mae Cole, 74, of Parks, Arkansas died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in her home. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of Parks Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Parks Baptist Church with burial following at Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Kellow Cole; two sons, Ronald Cole of Terrell, Texas and Kelly Cole of Parks; two sisters, Missie Franklin and Adenial Miller, both of Parks; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Brian Cole, Brent Cole, Lance Cole, Steven Cole, Bill Franklin and Wallace Hill.

The Waldron News
25 June 2014
GARY DON COLEY

Gary Don Coley of Booneville, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas departed this life June 18, 2014 at Coalgate, Oklahoma. He was born June 13, 1973 in Mansfield, Arkansas to Sidney Lee and Joanie Elaine (Talkington) Coley. Gary worked in the gas fields most of his adult life. Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Brittany, Kristen and Sydney; one son, Jimmy; his brother, Jeff Coley and wife Reshia of Parks, Arkansas; one sister, Elane Glenn of Lubbock, Texas; his aunts Kay Wagner of Charleston, Arkansas and Mildred Croft of Greenwood, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends. Gary's celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raymond Chronister officiating. Interment was held in the Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Gary's visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Gary's pallbearers were Gaines Hudson, Charles Frost, Clinton Taylor, Jeremy Griffith, Warren Griffith and Brad Ross.

The Waldron News
11 August 2010
MARGUERITE N. COLLINS

Marguerite N. Collins, 84, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 8, 2010 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was born February 7, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio to Floyd and Shirley (Sisson) Nichols. She was of the Unitarian faith. Marguerite is survived by one son, Steve Audritsh of Atlanta, Georgia. She was cremated and interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 January 1999
WILLIAM EUGENE CONGO

William Eugene Congo, 67, of Fort Smith died Dec. 31, in his home in Fort Smith. He was a Member of AFLCIO Union, a retired construction worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army.


Scott County Times
24 October 2001
DONA CONLEY

Dona Conley, born on August 15, 1930 [sic] in Cantralia, Illinois to Graffin and Marie Frost Rogers, went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2001 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 62. Dona is survived by her mother, Marie Frost Rogers; daughter Brenda Conley; son David Conley and wife Sharron; sister Patsy Wagner and husband Arnold; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Forest Park The Woodlands Chapel on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. Interment followed at Forest Park the Woodlands Cemetery. Dona lived with her mother, Marie Frost Rogers, in the Boles community from 1991 to 1999. While in Scott County Dona was a member of the Boles Extension Homemakers Club, the Boles Community Center Board of Directors, and the Scott County Democratic Women. She performed countless hours of volunteer service and research at the Scott County Historical and Genealogical Society. She also donated her time to the Scott County Fair and received recognition for her beautiful cross-stitch work.

Scott County Times
10 March 2004
AGNES ESTELLE COOK

Maumelle--Funeral services for Agnes Estelle Cook were held Friday, March 5, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Agnes Estelle Cook of Maumelle, Arkansas died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in Little Rock. She was a homemaker, member of Chruch of God and widow of Erchel Cook. She is survived by two sons, Gary Cook of Little Rock, Arkansas and Don Cook of Spring, Texas; one brother, Harold Scott of Waldron, Arkansas; and one grandchild.

Scott County Times
30 August 2000
ERCHEL COOK

Erchel Micklebury Cook, 87, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Church of God. He was retired from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Friday, August 25, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Estelle Cook of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Donna Cook of Little Rock and Don Cook of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Thompson of Parks and Maud Montgomery of Hot Springs, Arkansas and one grandchild, Taylor Ann Cook. Pallbearers were Bobby Carter, Charley Williams, Joe Laird, Gordon Thompson, Harold Scott and Jerry Carter.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
ESTHER BANISTER COOK

Esther Banister Cook, age 102, of Danville, died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born March 10, 1905 in Clinton, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William & Mandy Chandler Maddox. She was a homemaker, mother and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Plainview, TX. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rufus Banister and Milton Cook; a son, Floyd Banister, brothers Coniver Maddox, Kinslow Maddox, Hurley Maddox, sisters, Mildred Godfrey and Joy Hodges. She is survived by daughters, Winnie Sills of Danville, Shirley Limbocker of Danville, sisters Jearl Hodges of Plainview, TX, Wanda Webster of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren, Winfred Banister, Wendell Limbocker, Glenda Limbocker Vaughn and Ricky Sills; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Services were Monday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Godfrey officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Lemons, Larry Gee, Chris Vaughn, Leslie Vaughn, Todd Rood and Tony Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers were Winfred Banister, Wendell Limbocker and Ricky Sills. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
5 October 2005
GRADY COOK

Grady Cook, 79, of Robbinsville passed away Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Valley View Nursing Center in Andrews. He was a native of Wicks, Arkansas and the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Cook and Laura Oglesby Cook. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife Mildred Wilson Fair Cook of Robbinsville; son, Harley Cook of Pocahontas, Arkansas; daughters, Frances Henson of Del Norte, Colorado, Kathy Wolfe of Piedmont, Oklahomas; step-daughters Kathy Fair of Rocky Mount, Sharron Caudill of Lovington, New Mexico; sisters, Ida Cook of Iowa and Martha Welcher of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 20 at the Carver Cemetery where a Flag Presentation of Military Rites was conducted by Carringer Webster VFW Post 8635 and Eller Rogers Post 192. The Rev. Daniel Stewart officiated. Townson-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
JAMES OTTO COOK

James Otto Cook, 83, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Waldron, died Thursday, April 30, 1998 in an Arkadelphia nursing home. He was a retired convalescent home operator, a Mason and a member of the Lake Ouachita Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 1998 in Lake Ouachita Baptist Church in Mt. Ida with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron at 2:00 p.m. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Peterson, of Hot Springs; two sons: James O. Cook, Jr., of Camden and Timothy Henry Cook, of England, Arkansas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
MARY EFURD COOK

Mary Virginia (Clouse) Efurd Cook, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, December 13, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired poultry farmer and widow of Lloyd John Efurd and Clyde D. Cook. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Ann (Efurd) Crossno. Graveside services were held Monday, December 15, at 2:00 pm graveside with burial at Buggy Hill Cemetery near Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Linda K. and Jack Parish of Mansfield; two sons, Roy Efurd of Aurora, CO and James Efurd and wife Qujette of Mountainburg, Arkansas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 April 2010
WILLENE COOK

Willene Cook, 83, beloved, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010. She was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Willene is survived by her daughter Marilyn Laird and husband Joe of Parks; two sons Daymond Cook and wife Philis of Waldron, and David Cook and wife Trula of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. She was also survived by three brothers Billy Don Hunt of Blackfork, Waymon and Monty Hunt both of Parks; and an aunt Helen Yandell of California. Willene was preceded in death by her husband Hilton Cook, brothers M.D. and Wilburn Hunt, and her parents Nola and Retha Hunt. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Cedar Creek, AR with the Rev. Grady Parker and Rev. Waymon Hunt officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Terry Cook, Lance Cook, Tom Laird, Mike Laird, Randy Bennett, Zack Owens and Mark Garcia.

The Waldron News
23 June 2010
DOROTHY PEARL COOLEY

Dorothy Pearl Cooley, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, June 14, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Dorothy was born March 8, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late William Lewis Speaks and Lucy Ann (Sherrill) Speaks. She was a retired cosmetologist. Dorothy is survived by three daughters, Judy Poole of Waldron, Arkansas, Vanessa Piper of Boles, Arkansas, Lisa Hicks of Augusta, Arkansas; four grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Mae Speaks of Boles, Arkansas, Wanda Miller of Cedarville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lorena Jo Cooley; two sisters, L. Bonnie Perry (only 1 sister listed); three brothers, Lester Speaks, William Lewis Speaks and Charlie Speaks. Dorothy's funeral service was Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Matthew Poole, Brian Hicks, Jason Hicks and nephews, Jim Miller, Joey Miller, Johnny Miller.

Scott County Times
26 October 2005
GARY COOPER

Gary Wayne Cooper, age 49, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 20, 2005 in his home. He was born October 3, 1956 in Fontana, California to Robert "Bob" and Wanda Cooper. He and his wife moved to Scott County in 1984 to raise their family. He has been a poultry grower since that time. He was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed fishing, singing and dancing, and spending time with family and friends. He was very kind, hospitable and generous, always willing to give (to) others. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and shared his faith with others. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Alan Cooper. He is survived by his wife, Melinda; three sons, Micah Cooper of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jacob Cooper and Levi Cooper, both of the home; three daughters, Jessica and her husband Joshua Sims of Waldron, Arkansas, Coreena and her husband Jason Harbison of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Meriah Cooper of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Thomas Cooper and his wife Karron of Waldron; two sisters, Diane Cooper of Washington and Linda Cooper of California; five nephews including Robert Cooper of Barling, Arkansas who was like a son to him and Zachary Cooper of Fontana, California; seven nieces, including Darla Mortimore and her husband Clint of Waldron; one grandson, Gabriel Sims of Waldron; several great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 3:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron with Bro. Joe McDaniel officiating. Burial at Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Clint Mortimore, Bruce Tinsley, James Grotjohn, John Grotjohn, Mike Norman and Zachary Cooper.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
MYRTLE COOPER

Myrtle Cooper, 92, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 26, 2010. She was born on December 2, 1917 to Maude and John White. She graduated DeQueen High School as the Salutatorian of her class. She received a BSEd degree from the University of Arkansas and taught high school in Paris, Arkansas, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was a lifelong Presbyterian. Myrtle is survived by her daughter Mary Cooper of Fayetteville, AR; son Charles Cooper and wife Rebecca of Trumann, AR, and two granddaughters Elizabeth and Sarah Cooper. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with interment to follow in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
DALBERT WAYNE COPELAND

Dalbert Wayne Copeland, 67, of Waldron died Tuesday, April 28, 1998 in a Waldron Nursing Home. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30,1998 in Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola. Survivors include his mother, Syble Slater, of Waldron; two sisters: Dorothy Putman, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Peggy Brothers, of Waldron; two brothers: Fred Copeland, of Waldron and Teddy Copeland, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
30 December 2009
MARTHA MAGDALENE COPELAND

Martha Magdalene Copeland, 81, of Cooper passed away Saturday, December 26 in Sulphur Springs. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Ark. Burial followed under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home. Mrs. Copeland was born in Chant, Arkansas on August 3, 1928, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Inks) Byford. She married Dennis Copeland, who preceded her in death in 1978. She was a homemaker and had lived in Cooper since 1983. She was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Robert, Dean, Theo and Leroy. Survivors include four sons: Larry West of Coldspring, TX; Ricky Copeland and Mike Copeland, both of Cooper, and Jimmy Copeland of Pacio; three brothers, Bill Byford of Chicago, Ill., Arnold Ray Byford and Doug Byford, both of Waldron; two sisters, Levena Halligan of Norfolk, Va., and Armel Mae Davis of Mena, AR; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
16 March 2011
SALLY CAROLYN (VAUGHN) COPELAND

Sally Carolyn (Vaughn) Copeland, 85, of Arkoma, Oklahoma passed away on March 8, 2011 at the residence of her grandson David Bakley and his family. She was born May 25, 1925 in Overton County, Tennessee. Sally is survived by one daughter Jennie Bakley of Arkoma, Oklahoma; two sons, Lloyd W. Copeland of Lewisburg, Tennessee, James Copeland of Hartford; two brothers, Daniel Vaughn of Rock Island, Tennessee and Billy Vaughn of McMinnville, Tennessee. Sally was loving granny to 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Lee Copeland, one daughter Carolyn N. Steelsmith and one grandson, Lloyd Lee Copeland II. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with interment in the Hartford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chris Bakley, David Bakley, Jr., Cody Bakley, Mitchell Davis, Levi Wigginton and William Morris.

The Waldron News
1 April 1998
SUZUE COPELAND

Suzue Copeland, 70, of Waldron died Saturday, March 28, 1998 in local nursing home. She was a nurse's aide. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Copeland; two sisters: Hideko Brickhouse, of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Fusako Sakai, of Nagoya, Japan; one brother, Shiyogo Ono, of Nagoya, Japan. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
23 January 2013
TED LEE COPELAND

Ted Lee Copeland of Tulsa, Oklahoma (formerly of Gravelly, Arkansas) went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ted was born to Willie Monroe Copeland and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland in Gravelly, Arkansas. Ted was 76 years, 1 month and 4 days old. Ted graduated from Fourche Valley High School in 1953. He was only 16 years old when he went to Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin his adult life of working in public service. He was drafted into the Armed Service and served his country proudly for three years. In later years, Ted's love, his hobby and his passion was that for the piano. He enjoyed and had a talent for turning the piano as well as refurbish them. Ted also gave many students private piano lessons throughout the years. Some of his favorite piano memories were that of sitting with Floyd Kramer and playing together. It's been said that Ted could make that Ivory sing. Ted leaves behind to cherish his memory two sisters, Dorthy Putman and Peggy Buckles both of Waldron, Arkansas, and one brother, Fred D. Copeland and wife Ann of Waldron, Arkansas. Ted is also survived by three step sons, Tommy Bryan, Curt Bryan and Robbie Bryan all of Oklahoma. Ted will be missed by all that knew him, and the many whose lives were impacted by him including nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland, one brother and sister-in-law, Dalbert Copeland and Suzie Copeland. Ted's life celebration was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas with Brother Lacey Minnie officiating. Interment followed in Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ted's visitation was Monday, January 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 October 2012
EVERTT JAMES COPLAN

Evertt James Coplan, 91, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 with his loving family at his side. He was born November 1, 1920 in Cove, Arkansas to John J. Coplan and Ruby Ray Darnell Coplan. Evertt grew up in Arkansas, graduating from Waldron High School with the class of 1940. After graduating, he joined the Citizens Conservation Corp where he worked with the forestry department. He served his country by joining the United States Army, also serving during World War II. Evertt received an Honorable Discharge in 1945. He continued his service being a member of the US Army Reserve. July 27, 1946 would be a very special day to Evertt as he would marry his best friend, Earlene Johnnie Wisley. They celebrated 66 wonderful years together. Evertt began working for the US Army Reserve Center on York Street as an Administrative Clerk. He felt it was his duty and honor to take care of the records, facility, and the men and women serving in the US Army Reserve. This honor would last a span of 30 years from which Evertt retired in 1975. Evertt and Earlene were active members of the Eastern Heights Baptist Church from 1960 to present. He enjoyed researching genealogy for family and visiting with his friends and family members via phone, letters and email. Evertt was a wonderful Christian man and a sweet, kind and loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a positive person and always had a kind word to say. He will truly be missed by all who knew him Evertt was preceded in death by his father, John J. Coplan; mother and step father, Ruby and Herbert Castleberry; sister Nora Minor; step sisters, Alamerle Frost, Willa Mae Castleberry; step brother, Freelin Castleberry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Eula Wisley; and brother-in-law, Carl Wisley. He is survived by his wife, Earlene Coplan of the home; his daughter, Janice Little and husband Howard of Muskogee; his son, Ron Coplan and wife Phyllis of Oktaha; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Hardy and husband Phillip of McKinney, TX, Andy Little and wife Lindsey of Broken Arrow, Emma Coplan and Will Coplan of Oktaha; great grandchildren, Kennedi and Drew Little of Broken Arrow, Reagan and Riley Hardy of McKinnet, TX; sisters-in-law, Freda Wisley of Lavaca, AR and Velma Castleberry of Ft. Smith AR; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The family would like to thank Dr. Kyger and all the staff of Muskogee Regional and Solara Hospitals, Sooner Home Health and Angel Helpers for their excellent care. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee with Rev. Jeff Mann and Bro. Dave Kelley. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas. Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
26 February 2003
VELMA L. CORDELL

Velma Cordell, 84, of Beebe, Arkansas passed away at Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy on Sunday, February 23, 2003. She was born March 8, 1919 at Abilene, Kansas and was the daughter of Jess and Nellie Parsons. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and one sister. She still has one living brother, Leo Parsons of Sun City, Arizona and one sister, Alyce Dickerson of Liberal, Kansas. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, the Reverend Britt Cordell, who was pastor of the Waldron United Methodist Church from 1964 to 1968. They were married April 11, 1936 and to this union was born two sons, Dr. Lon Cordell and Francis Cordell, who preceded her in death. There remain two daughters, Carolyn Juhnke and her husband, Don, of Springdale, Arkansas, and Sharon Albert and her husband, Clifford, of Beebe. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was a faithful minister's wife for 64 years, willing to go where ever he was sent and worked diligently for the Lord. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Antioch, Arkansas. Memorials can be made to Catch Division, Heifer Project, 1015 Louisiana, Little Rock, AR 72202 or Arkansas United Miethodist Children's Home, c/o Waldron United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 279, Waldron, Ark. 72958.

The Waldron News
11 June 2008
EVERETT ALLEN "BUCK" CORNELIUS

Everett Allen "Buck" Cornelius, long time resident of Waldron, died June 8, 2008 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Buck, born March 15, 1916 in Garwood, Texas to Luther Elmer Cornelius and Lydia Krumholz Cornelius, was married for 51 years to Waldron native Helen Marie May and they had one child, Evelyn May Cornelius Gallerano. From 1934 until his retirement in 1981, he worked in oil fields throughout the United States as uperintendent of drilling rigs. Buck is survived by his daughter Evelyn and husband, A.J. Gallerano; granddaughter, Kelly G. Abdo and husband George E. Abdo III, and Wendy G. Dalton and husband Michael p. Dalton; great-grandchildren, G. Ellis Abdo IV, Elizabeth Bailey Dalton and M. Park Dalton, Jr.; sister, Dorothy C. Bresler; sister-in-law, Michael Bresler and Patric Bresler, Lorene May; nieces and nephews, Marion Ward, Robert My. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Waldron united Methodist Church and interment will be at the Duncan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Duncan Cemetery, c/o First National Bank of Waldron, P.O. Box 2260, Waldron, aR 72958.

The Waldron News
28 October 1998
AMON CARL COSSEY

Amon Carl Cossey, 76, of Oden, died in his home in Oden, Arkansas, Oct. 19, 1998. He was born on May 8, 1922 in Heavener, Oklahoma to the late John Cossey and Clara Lovett Cossey. Survivors include his wife, Edna Lenard Cossey of Oden; three sons, Kenneth Cossey of Mena, Gary Cossey of Waldron, Carl Cossey of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Gladys Tompkins of Boles, Fern Ammons and Melba Henry of Waldron. Other members of his family include Gene and Sue Spurling of Pine Ridge, Paul and Mary Spurling of Oden, Junior and Peggy Spurling of Oden, Joel and Mary Lou Spurling of Oden, Billy and Mary Ann Damazio of Oden, a host of grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene and daughter Kathy, also two brothers, Floyd and Gene Cossey. Services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Methodist Church in Oden, with the Rev. Dale Green officiating. Burial was in the Oden Cemetery under the direction of Thorton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida.

The Waldron News
7 November 2001
LEROY COSSEY

Leroy Cossey, 62, of Springdale, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. Born June 23, 1939 in Mena, he was the son of Floyd and Bessie Isom Cossey. He served in the U.S. Army, was a truck mechanic and was a member of House of Worship near Hindsville. He married in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Lily Main Cossey of the home; a son, Terry L. Cossey of Springdale; five brothers, Floyd Ray Cossey, Jerry Cossey and Don Cossey, all of Greenwood, Charles Cossey of Jenny Lind and Bill Cossey of Siloam Springs; four sisters, Jean Brigance and Dora Rhyne, both of Waldron, Sarah Parsons of Greenwood and Juanita Fields of Mammoth Springs; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 29 at Sisco Funeral Chapel at Springdale with the Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was at Bluff Cemetery.

The Waldron News
22 July 1998
LILLIE IONA COSSEY

Lillie Iona Cossey, 71, of Waldron, died Sunday, July 19, 1998 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Wood and her brother, Johnny Durham. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include one daughter, Geraldine Young, of Ada, Oklahoma; six sons: Darrell Mackey, of Konawa, Oklahoma, Eldon Mackey, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ronnie Mackey, of Ada, Oklahoma, Tommy Mackey, of Seminole, Oklahoma., David Mackey and Jimmy Mackey, both of Waldron; three sisters: Eva Lee Durham, of Konawa, Oklahoma, Wanda Bundy, of Konawa, Oklahoma and Louise Johnson, of Duncan, Oklahoma; one brother, Harley Durham, of Greenwood; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jonathan Mackey, Dennis Mackey, Todd Young, Philip Henry, Bill McAnally and Leon Hatton. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Owens, Leonard Ridenhour, John Willsey, Eddie Bundy, Dewayne Bundy, Raymond Clopton, Jerrell Plummer, Larry Rice and friends at the Rock Cafe. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
1 August 2007
LOTTIE MAE COTNER

Lottie Mae Cotner, 85, of Huntington, Arkansas died Sunday, July 22, 2007 in her home. Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Fury of Huntington, AR; two sons, Douglas Drewrey of Mansfield, AR and Ronald Drewrey of Greenwood, AR; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
14 March 2001
ROY COTNER

Roy V. Cotner, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas died March 7, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired farmer. Graveside services were held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one sister, Pauline Holland of Mansfield; one brother, Carroll Cotner of Tulsa, Oklahoma and several nices and nephews.

Scott County Times
9 June 2004
RALPH COTTINGHAM

Ralph Cottingham was born March 29, 1919 in Washburn, Arkansas to William and Roma Cottingham. He died June 4, 2004 in Athens, GA. He was the son of William Cottingham and Roma Wade Cottingham. He was a veteran of World War II beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor in which his ship, the USS Utah was lost and then participating in many naval engagements throughout the Pacific as Fire Controlman aboard the USS Ralph Talbot which participated in the greatest number of actions of any destroyer in WWII. After the war he was active in many civic and fraternal organizations and lived in Mansfield, Arkansas, prior to moving to Athens, GA. He is survived by his brothers, Jim of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Paul of Norman, Oklahoma; daughters Jan Cottingham and Karen Rader, both of Little Rock, Arkansas; and son, Bruce Cottingham of Athens, GA; one grandson, Adam of Redondo Beach, CA; and a granddaughter, Sarah Cottingham of Rogers, Arkansas. Funeral services were held 11:00 am Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Burial services were held at the French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 February 2011
DONNA M. COTTON

Donna M. Cotton, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life January 28, 2011 in the Waldron Nursing Center. Donna was born March 9, 1930 in Leslie, Michigan to the late Isaac Graves and Cecil (Walker) Graves. Mrs. Cotton was a retired Home Health CNA. Donna is survived by one daughter, Sherri Keener of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Ralph Cotton of Booneville, Arkansas and one grandchild, Riley Cotton of Parks, Arkansas. She is preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Carlton E. Cotton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
LYNDA JEAN COWAN

Lynda Jean Cowan of Fort Smith, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, November 29, 2013 in her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Lynda was born July 27, 1948 in Waldron, Arkansas to Oval Dewayne and Ann Lee Watkins. Lynda was 65 years, 4 months and 2 days old. Lynda, who was known to her family as "Grammy," cherished every moment she spent with her two children and three grandchildren. Lynda also had a huge spot in her heart for all animals especially her pets. Lynda leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son Chad Keener and wife Amy of Charleston, Arkansas and one daughter Jacey Little of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Grammy will always be remembered by her three grandchildren Logan, Ryan and Mason Keener. Lynda will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched. Lynda is preceded in death by her parents, Oval Dewayne and Ann Lee (Milligan) Watkins and one sister Pat Webb. Lynda's memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
8 January 2003
ROBERT DOTSON COWARD

Robert Dotson Coward, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, December 27, 2002 in his home. He was a retired public works employee and veteran of World War II. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 30 at Pine Log Cemetery near Booneville, Ark. with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Ark. He is survived by one niece, Mary Jo Jones of Booneville, AR and two nephews, Lee Austin and Thomas Austin, Jr., both of Booneville, AR.

The Waldron News
22 April 1998
BESSIE JUANITA COX

Bessie Juanita Cox, 71, of Waldron died Wednesday, April 15, 1998 in her home. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Sidney, of the home; two daughters: Marie Payton, of Waldron and Ann Brown, of Fort Smith; two sons: John D. Cox and John Robert Cox, both of Waldron; four sisters: Elsie Cox and Inna Hopper, both of Waldron, Louise Brown, of Ione and Glenda Lamproe, of Mena; one brother, M.C. Himes, of Waldron; nine grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Billy Joe Brown, Billy John Brown, Billy Jack Brown, Billy Jason Brown, Wayne Adamson and Sammy Harwell. Honorary pallbearers were M.C. Himes, Ed Williams, Wayne Payton, Tony Phillips, Adam Ray Cox, Joe Boy Brown and Jerry Lasiter. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
18 September 2013
BILLIE RUTH COX

Billie Ruth Cox, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013. Billie was born June 4, 1930 to the late Joe and Lillie (Martin) Hanna in Hollis, Oklahoma. She is survived by one son Bud Cox and wife Nena of Greenwood, Arkansas; two daughters, Billie Jean Qualls and husband Mike of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Vicki Mason of Fort Smith, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Jason Stearman and wife Kyla of Waldron, Arkansas, Trent Cox and wife Shauna of Greenwood, Arkansas, Nicki Blankenship and husband Craig of Greenwood, Arkansas, Jennifer Cates and husband Darrell of Pottsville, Arkansas, Jessica Charles of Greenwood, Arkansas; 13 great-grandchildren: Megan Stearman, Jacob Stearman, Mindy Combs, Kyle Combs, Luke McCullough, Allison McCullough, Lindsey McCullough, Caleb Cox, Brycen Cox, Matthew Blankenship, Emma Blankenship, Maddy Cates and Mickayla Oden. Billie is also survived by three brothers: Butch Hanna and wife Janice of Winfield, Arkansas, Jim Hanna and wife Lea of Waldron, Arkansas, Jerry Hanna and wife Vicki of Monette, Arkansas; three sisters: Betty Byford of Lake Hinkle, Joyce Byford of Winfield, Arkansas, Peggy Collins and husband James of Paragould, Arkansas and by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband J.T. Cox, one brother Joe Hanna, Jr., half brother John Hanna and one great-granddaughter, Hanna Blankenship. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jason Stearman, Trent Cox, James Hanna, Joe Lee Hanna, Joe Neal Byford and John Douglas Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Byford, Ricky Byford, David Byford, Bobby Byford, Jim Hanna, Butch Hanna, Jerry Hanna, Joe Stearman, Tom Cox, Willie Cox, Sidney Cox and Morris Cox. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Arkansas Childrens Hospital at P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.

Scott County Times
24 October 2001
BLANCHE COX

Blanche Agnes Cox went home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 14, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Cox, of the Freedom community in Arkansas. She was born in Moline, Illinois July 5, 1912, the daughter of Katherine and Jacob Mohr and sister of Alvin, Lloyd, Norbert, Berdell, Richard and Robert, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was also the sister of Loretta Dewitt of Bettendorf, Indiana, Theresa Shelangouski of Rapid City, Illinois and Lucille Kepple of Moline, Illinois. She is survived by daughters, Kathy Wood and husband Larry of Booneville, Joan Franklin of Greenwood and Mary Ann Womack of Hartford, Arkansas, and sons Jerre Cox and wife Cindy and Ken Cox all of Freedom community. She was preceded in death by sons, Raymond of Bluffton, Arkansas, Tom of Bradenton, Florida and Richard of San Bernardino, California, and grandson, Stephen Greet of Booneville. She is survived by grandchildren, Gary, Debbie, Melody, Jennifer, Monica, Bobby, Valerie, Jennifer, Tim, Paula, Brenda, Susie, Jeremy, Shawna, Michael, Laura, Rose, Billy, David and Kenny and 35 great- grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron and had been attending Our Lady of Assumption Church in Booneville. Mass was Friday, October 19, 2001 at 10:30 am at St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron with burial at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Rosary was Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 7 pm. She was our mother, grandma and best friend and will be sorely missed.

The Waldron News
11 November 1998
CHESTER LEON COX

Chester Leon Cox, 60, of Waldron, died Nov. 5, 1998 in his home. He was a retired cowboy and a Baptist. Funeral service was set for 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Survivors include two sisters, Louise McDonald of Lavaca and Bessie Ferguson of Springfield, Oregon. Pallbearers were Kenneth Allen, Macky Inklebarger, Garland Ennis, Tom Kluck, C.J. Miller and Tom Evans.

The Waldron News
16 February 2000
DELEMA COX

Delema Cox, 70, of Rudy died Monday, January 31, 2000 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She retired as a LPN and was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day. Memorial services were held at the Church of God Seventh Day on Massard Road in Ft. Smith with burial of the cremains at Antiock Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Ft. Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Cox, Jr. and a son, Howard. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rasha of Arkoma; four sons, Johnny and Robert, both of Van Buren, Kenneth and Roy and wife Diana, both of Rudy; one sister, Verma Lee Rodgers of Rudy; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 March 2014
DOROTHY MAE COX

Dorothy Mae Cox of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born November 14, 1934 in Peoria, Arizona to Jesse Wesley Pritt and Rachel Lee (Brewster) Pritt. Dorothy was 79 years, 3 months and 27 days old. Dorothy was a cook in restaurants for many years. Knowing her way around a kitchen was helpful and brought joy to Dorothy while she would spend time cooking for her family. Dorothy was passionate about her family. She enjoyed raising her children and then being actively involved with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The time she spent with each of them will be forever treasured memories. Dorothy leaves behind to cherish her memory, eight children: Tommy Cox and wife Cheryl, Terry Cox and wife Shirley, Larry Cox and wife Sonya, James Cox, Gary Cox, Jerry Bob Cox, Bonnie Thompson and husband Terry, Ronnie Cox and wife Lisa and Donald Cox and wife Cindy. "Digger" will forever be missed and remain in the hearts of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by three sisters, Betty Cox, Barbara Willcutt and Patty McDowell. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Joe Cox, her parents, Jess and Rachel Pritt; one sister, Linda Wayrynen and five brothers, Richard Joiner, Ruben Joiner, William Joiner, James Joiner and Donald Joiner. Dorothy's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment will be at Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery in Buckeye, Arizona. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Dorothy's visitation will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home at Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 May 2006
EARL D. COX

Earl D. Cox, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 4, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Waldron United Pentecostal Church of God, a Vietnam Navy veteran and was retired from Tyson Foods in Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the French Prairie Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Deanna Blount of Paris, AR; one son, Darin Cox of Fort Smith, AR; one step-daughter, Cindy Miranda of Booneville, AR; one step-son, Gary LaDon Whitehead of Greenwood, AR; 12 grandchildren; his parents, Delmer and Mary Cox of Booneville, AR; three brothers, Tom Cox of Booneville, AR; Deewayne of Booneville, AR and David Cox of Magazine, AR. Honorary pallbearer will be James Kanagy.

The Waldron News
7 April 1999
EDEZ TURNER COX

Edez Turner Cox was born January 6, 1912 in Nola. She slipped from this life peaceably on March 25, 1999 at her residence in Dallas, Tex. where she had lived for over 55 years. She leaves a loving family who will forever cherish the many fond memories they have of "Mom," "Nana" an "Sis." These include her daughter, Lee Gillespie, of Dallas, Tex; granddaughter, Lee Rockway, of Dallas, Tex; sister, Bennie Lee Bruton, of Lake Tawakoni, Tex; two nieces, Hilda Thornton, of Katy, Tex. and Roe Wilson, of Houston, Tex. She leaves many friends in the Mayfair Unit of Monticello-West where she lived for three years. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Heritage Chapel. Mr. Randy Reagon was officiating minister. Entombment followed in the Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas, Tex. Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
24 July 2002
ELSIE VIOLA COX

Waldron--Funeral services for Elsie Viola Cox, 66, of Waldron were held Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Pilot Prairie Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Cox died Friday, July 19, 2002 at a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cox. Survivors include a daughter, Becky Atchley of Conway; a son, Wesley Cox of Waldron; three sisters, Louise Brown of Ione, Glenda Fair and Irma Hopper both of Waldron; a brother, M.C. Leslie Hines of Waldron; and three grandchildren, Luke Salinas, Nick Cox and Emily Cox. Pallbearers were Tom Cox, Robert Graves, Billy Helton, Nick Cox, John Cox and Bob Atchley.

The Waldron News
23 August 2006
GOLDIE FAYE COX

Goldie Faye Cox, 69, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 19, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. She is survived by four sons, Jimmy Cox of Port Angeles, WA, Bobby Cox of Idaho Falls, ID, Radford Cox of Pine Bluff, AR, and Frank Cox of Mena, AR; one daughter, Mary Forrest and husband Stanley of Waldron, AR; one sister, Doris Moore of Poteau, OK; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 August 2006
HENRY RAY COX

Henry Ray Cox, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2006 in his home. He was a farm laborer. He is survived by two brothers, Gilbert Cox of Vidor, TX and Weldon Cox of Waldron, AR; one sister, Regina Claunts of Buckeye, AZ.

Scott County Times
5 April 2006
HOWARD COX

Howard J. Cox, Sr., age 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Mercy Hospital of Scott County. He was a veteran of WWII, homebuilder and owner and operator of Big Pine Lumber. Memorial services were held Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10:00 am at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel. He is survived by three children, Sherry Gilmore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Jessie Cox of Waldron, Arkansas, Diana Lyn Hughes of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Danni Smith, Howard Erler, Jarrod Hughes, Jordan Hughes and Angie Cox; two great-grandchildren, Mason Dozier and Charley Slagle; three brothers, Bill Cox of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Jack Cox of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Harold Cox of Norman, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by Kathrine Monroe and Jessie "Pooh" Cox III.

The Waldron News
5 October 2011
HOWARD JESS COX, JR

Howard Jess Cox, Jr. passed from this life Saturday afternoon at his home in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his family. He was born December 25, 1944 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Howard Jess and Thelma Lucille (Edwards) Cox. He was 66 years of age. Jessie was a dare devil with a love for his horses, motorcycles and Country Music. Jessie is survived by his wife, Sadie Ann Cox of the home; one step-daughter, Angelia Fontenot of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-son, Rodney Davis of Greenwood, Arkansas; three sisters, Sherry Gilmore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Diana Hughes of Waldron, Arkansas, Donna Featheroff of Newalla, Oklahoma; one brother, Wesley Wallace of Newalla, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. Jessie was preceded in death in addition to his parents by one son, Howard Jess "Pooh" Cox, III. Jessie's family will hold a private graveside service in celebration of his life. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jessie's family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
19 April 2000
JAMES BERRY COX, JR.

James Berry Cox, Jr., 83, of Waldron died Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in Waldron. He was a naval aviator during World War II, a cattleman, real estate agent and editor and co-owner of the Advance Reporter newspaper. He was a founding member of the board of directors of Scott County Bank. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 14 in Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Homes of Waldron and Mansfield. He is survived by two daughters, Katharine Wilson of Batesville and Claudette Kleinke of Portland, OR; one son, James O. Cox of Greenwood and five grandchildren, Laura Day of New York City, Katherine Cox and James Benjamin Cox of Greenwood and James B. Kleinke and Erin Kleinke of Oregon. He was a lifelong resident of Waldron and the youngest of 11 children born to James B. Cox and Samantha Davenport Cox. He was a lifelong member of Waldron United Methodist Church. He attended Hendrix College and graduated from Oklahoma City University, where he met his wife of 40 years, Josephine, who predeceased him. Pallbearers were Bob Lewis, Bob Smoot, Scotty Jones, Roy Franklin, Joe Huie and Henry Hicks.

Scott County Times
25 August 2004
JESSIE "POOH" COX

Howard Jess "Pooh" Cox III, 32, of Waldron died Thursday, August 19, 2004 in Waldron. He was a member of New Life Center in Waldron. Memorial services were held at 10 am at the New Life Center in Waldron. He is survived by his parents, Sherry Cox of Ft. Smith and Howard Cox, Jr. of Waldron, grandparents, Elzie and Juanita Aynes of Waldron and Howard Cox Sr. of Waldron; one brother, Rodney Davis; aunt and uncle who lovingly became his other set of parents, Janice and Leonard Jones of Waldron; two uncles and one aunt, Donnie and Kay Owens and Troy Aynes all of Waldron; one niece and two nephews, Caleb, Caitlin and Kyler Davis of Waldron. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Services Clearing House for the Meals for Kids Program.

The Waldron News
15 January 2014
JOHN SIDNEY COX

John Sidney Cox of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, January 6, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Sidney was born June 14, 1923 in Waldron, Arkansas to George Sidney Amos Cox and Mattie Bell (Coyle) Cox. Sidney was 90 years, 6 months and 23 days old. Sidney was a man of God. He was very strong in his faith and he believed in sharing God's word. As a young man at the ripe age of 20, Sidney married the love of his life, Bessie. Together they worked and raised a family of four hard working, loving children. They enjoyed getting to be grandparents. They shared 50 plus years together until Bessie's passing in 1998. Sidney's love of playing music led him to volunteer his talents and his time sharing with those in the nursing home. Sidney loved his family and spending time and making memories with them were priceless treasures. Sidney leaves behind to cherish his memory four children, Marie Payton of Waldron, Arkansas, Ann Brown of Fort Smith, Arkansas, John D. Cox and wife Wilma Jean of Waldron, Arkansas and John Robert Cox and wife Regina of Van Buren, Arkansas. Papa will forever be missed by his ten grandchildren, Teresa, Tammy, Joey, Billy John, Jacky, Jason, Brittney, Justin, Juanita and Adam, as well as nineteen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Sidney will be forever in the hearts of one sister, Mildred Robbins of Hobbs, New Mexico and three brothers: Thomas J. Cox of Greenwood, Arkansas, Willie Cox of Eunice, New Mexico and Morris Cox of Mt. Home, Arkansas. Sidney is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie, his parents, Amos and Mattie Cox, and two brothers, Charles Cox and J.T. Cox. Sidney’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Larry Justice officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Sidney’s pallbearers will be Adam Cox, John Robert Cox, Shannon Cox, Kendall Cox, Logan Cox and Thomas Adamson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Cox, Morris Cox, Willie Cox and Tim Adamson. Sidney’s visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 September 2009
Funeral Held For Woman With Local Ties Serving in Navy
(LORRIE COX)
By Dustin Faber

Respected by her peers, and loved by her family, 39-year-old Lorrie Cox, Musician First Class in the United States Navy, died at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn., outside of Memphis, on August 24. Lorrie, who is survived by her loving husband Adam Cox, originally from the Waldron area, earned the respect of her peers and commanding officers with her great work ethic. "She had a great personality," said Lt. Junior Grade C.S. White, a director in the prestigious Navy Band mid-south. "She was very dedicated to her music, to her other jobs, her family and various endeavors. She had a positive impact on everybody in the band." MUCS Keith Gill commended her dedication as well as her work ethic. "She has to be one of the tops as far as her organizational skills and dedication," Gill said, attributing her success to her days as a yeoman in the Navy Reserves. Gill said she'd take younger sailors under her wing, and taught them what it took to make the Navy a career. "She paid meticulous attention to detail. She was extremely organized and gave 110 percent any time she was asked to do a job or task," Gill said. The Navy Band mid-south band has 35 members, with Gill saying that the audition process was very difficult. Cox was an accomplished clarinetist, saxophonist and musician with the United States Navy for the past 18 years. Cox's interment at Pilot Prairie Cemetery, which followed the 2 p.m. funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, had full military honors. Lorrie's pallbearers were members of the United States Navy Honor Guard. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home owner Sam Callahan said it was a humbling honor to get to serve a family that has given part of their life to give us our freedom. Cox was born May 20, 1970 in Abilene, Kansas to Dr. John Edward Dunn and Martha Dunn. In addition to her musical endeavors, Lorrie was devoted to her family and found time to volunteer with numerous Navy and civilian organizations. She always had time for her family and so many others as well as working on her doctorate at the University of Phoenix. Along with her husband Adam, Lorrie is survived by one daughter, Sydnee Rylee Cox, who was the love of her life; her mother, Martha Dunn of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and one brother, Darrell Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona. Lorrie's visitation was Sunday and Monday, with family receiving friends at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the Dr. John Edward Dunn Memorial Scholarship in Chadron, Nebraska.

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
NANCY ANGELINE COX

Nancy Angeline Cox, 94, passed away on October 31, 2009. She was born on August 23, 1915 in Yocana, AR to the late Isom Andrew Appleton Joseph Posey and Emily Levine Howard Posey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ratford B. Cox, and daughter Mararet Hood. Nancy is survived by children Radford Cox, Leo Cox, Jessie Cox, Omer Cox, Ira Cox, Emily Jones, Barbara Mattson and Debra Cox, 41 grandchildren and multiple great- grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City with Brother Bill Shaddon officiating and under direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.

The Waldron News
29 January 2014
PHOENIX NICOLE MARTIN COX

Phoenix Nicole Martin Cox passed thru this world and into Heaven on January 13, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Phoenix is survived by her loving parents, William Kirk Cox and Kandice Nicole Martin Cox of Aledo, Texas, maternal grandmother, Donna Baggs Martin of Aledo, Texas, maternal grandfather, Charles M. Martin of Waldron, Arkansas and paternal grandfather Bill Xox of Grand Prairie, Texas as well as a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. Phoenix is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother Cyndi Seaman of Fort Worth, Texas. Interment was held at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
RICHARD "DICK" COX, JR.

Richard "Dick" Cox, Jr., 54, of Booneville, Arkansas died July 16, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. he was in the Marines, a Vietnam veteran and will have military honors by District 7 Burial Detail. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. July 19, 2001 at French Prairie Cemetery with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, Heather Moore of Dardanelle, AR; two sons, Andy and Donald Cox both of Dardanelle, AR; parents, Richard and Jacqueline Cox of Booneville; three sisters, Susan Topham, Janet Schneider and Marie Holbrook all of Booneville, AR; one brother, Randy Cox of Claremore, OK; five grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Johnny Schneider, Randy Topham, James Black, Earl Cox, Dwayne Cox and Tommy Cox.

The Waldron News
10 May 2006
RUBY BONNETTE COX

Ruby Bonnette Cox, 56, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Cox. She was a member of the Waldron United Pentecostal Church and was employed by Tyson Foods in Waldron. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the French Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Cinday Miranda of Booneville, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Deanna Blount of Paris, AR; one son, Gary LaDon Whitehead of Greenwood, AR; one step-son, Darin Cox of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three sisters, Tammy Kanagy of Paris, AR, Brenda Bennet of Caulksville, AR, June Wakeley of Chipley, FL; one step-sister, Ann Cowan of CA; one brother, Dennis Henry Wallis of Linwood, MI; three step-brothers, John Herman, Robert Herman and Jim Herman all of Magazine, AR; and 12 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
TOMMY COX

Tommy Cox, 68, of Blue Earth, MN, died on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 in Blue Earth, MN. He was an Army veteran. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 1999 at Duncan Cemetery with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by three daughters, Lori Devoe of Blue Earth, MN, Barbara Evans of South Bend, IN and Pam Cox of Winona, MN; four sons, Kevin Cox of Lino Lakes, MN, James Cox of Fond DuLac, WI, Shawn Cox of Blue Earth MN, and Shannon Cox of Moose Lake, MN; two sisters, Maudell Collings and Dorothy Elliott both of Springdale, AR; three brothers, J.C. Cox of Springdale, AR, Bobby Cox of Mcrae, AR and Donald Cox of New Mexico; and eight grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 December 2010
ROY COYLE

Roy Coyle, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday morning, December 3, at a Waldron hospital. Roy was born September 26, 1930 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Joe Warren Coyle and Bertha Edith (Heckard) Coyle. Roy is survived by his wife, Judith Coyle of the home; one daughter, Cheryl Mathews of Bentonville, AR; one son, Randy L. Coyle of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, Jacqueline DuPriest, Brandi Lynn Wallace, Hollyanna Mathews; two great grandchildren, John Meeks, Hunter James Wallace. Roy is also survived by two step grandchildren, Hailey Wallace, Bobby Wallace; two sisters, Thelma Lawrence, Edith Wright, both of Waldron, AR. Roy is preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Hutchens, Dortha Hutchens and Hazel Taff; two brothers, Warren Coyle and Raymond Coyle. Roy's funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Dugan officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove #3 cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers were Jim Knighten, Rick Black, Stanley Brewer, Joe Boy Brown, Verdell Wagner and Tom Wagner. Roy's visitation was 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. His family received friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday evening.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
RUBY LEA COYLE

Ruby Lea Coyle of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Blueball, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, April 22, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Ruby was born January 25, 1930 to Baxter John Wilson and Tessie (Millard) Wilson in Blueball, Arkansas. Ruby was 83 years, 2 months and 28 days old. Ruby was a cook & waitress for Epperson's Station in Waldron for more than 30 years. She was notorious for her cooking and knowing her way around the kitchen. People would stop by up on the hill just to get Ms. Ruby's burgers and bits. When she wasn't working, Ruby enjoyed gardening. Ruby loved the time she spent with her family and especially her grandchildren. "Granny Ruby" loved her babies and the time spent with them was what she valued most. Ruby leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son Ronny Coyle and wife Lisa, one niece, Sue Carpenter of Fort Smith, Arkansas and one sister in law, Willo Cox of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Granny Ruby will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Amanda English and husband Wesley, Mindi Hobbs and husband Scott, Jonathon Coyle and Misty Horn and husband Brian. Ruby will also be missed by her great grandchildren: Jaxtin English, Landan English, McKenzie Whiteaker, Kayla Horn, Brittnee Horn and Taylor Horn. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband Warren Coyle, her parents, Baxter and Tessie Wilson, one son Rich Morgan, one brother, Jim Coy Wilson and one nephew Jimmy Wilson. Ruby's life celebrations were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruby's pallbearers were Ronny Coyle, Jonathon Coyle, Wesley English, Brian Horn, Scott Hobbs and George Caprenter. Ruby's visitation was Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Ruby's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Editor's Note: This is an amendment to the original obituary submitted by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. Alterations were made and paid for by Denis and Kathy Morgan. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory is not responsible for any of the alterations. Ruby Lea Coyle, January 25, 1930 - April 22, 2013 The children of the late Chester (Ray) Morgan and the late Ruby Lea Coyle were excluded from her recent obituary and would like acknowledgement and to be noted for matter of record of those excluded that do mourn and survive. Daughter: Joyce Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas. Son: Dennis Ray Morgan and wife (Kathy) of Oklahoma. Grandchildren: Bill Lunsford of Arkansas; Heath Lunsford of Arkansas; Bryan Morgan and wife (Jeannie) of Oklahoma; Terrie Morgan of Oklahoma. Great-grandchildren: Numerous others. Stepson: Donnie Ray Coyle (family.) Those proceeded (sic) in death excluded from her obituary were: Son-in-law: Vernon Lunsford. Grandson: Pacer Lunsford. Granddaughter: Karrie Ann Morgan. There was a time in Ruby's life that these loved ones excluded loved, and were loved. Birth - Death, it's the dash between. None should be excluded, no not one. God will know where each stands. Forgiveness must be.

Scott County Times
1 March 2006
WARREN COYLE

Warren Franklin Coyle, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 25, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired iron worker, a Baptist and a Mason. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Ruby of the home; two sons, Ronny Dan Coyle of Waldron, Arkansas, Donnie Clyde Coyle of Lavaca, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Joyce Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edith Wright of Waldron, Arkansas, Hazel Taff of Waldron, Arkansas, Thelma Lawrence of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Roy Coyle of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie Clyde and Rick Morgan. Pallbearers were Wes English, Brian Horn, David Whiteaker, Larry Taff, David Coyle, Clay Hunt and Jonathan Coyle. Honorary pallbearers were Randel Taff and Randy Powell.

Scott County Times
30 November 2005
DALLAS CRABTREE

Dallas Fern Crabtree, infant, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, November 21, 2005 in Mena Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Diana Crabtree of Waldron; paternal grandmother Lois Zanyk of Visalia, California; two sisters, Cheyenne and Blandian Crabtree; three brothers, Micheal, Brandon and Dakota Crabtree. Graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 28, 2005 at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
17 October 2012
EARL LEE CRAIG

Earl Lee Craig of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, October 5, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born December 11, 1932 in Shady Point, Oklahoma to Byron Con Craig and Ruth Frances (Shrum) Craig. Earl was 79 years 9 months and 24 days old. Earl was a member of Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, Arkansas. Earl married the love of his life Betty (Ryburn) in 1955. Earl was a proud U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War and loved his country very much. He began his career in law enforcement in Oklahoma working for Tulsa City and Tulsa County Sheriff's Department. During this time Earl found a very fun hobby that he enjoyed for many years, that was when he got his private pilots license. Later he became a long distance truck driver. When Earl and Betty moved to Waldron he loved law enforcement so much he became the Constable for Denton Township and later was a Court Bailiff for Scott County Circuit Court. Earl leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Betty of the home; one brother in law Don Ryburn of Arlington, Texas and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Ruth Craig, one son Rickie Craig and one brother Byron Con Craig, Jr. Earl's life celebration was 2:00 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Doug Dobson and Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating. Interment will be in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas with Military Honors. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Earl's pallbearers will be Kel Martin, Brandon Essman, Gerald Essman, Cody Carpenter, David Millard and Gary Clepper. Honorary pallbearers will be The Waldron Police Department, Scott County Sheriff's Department, Scott County Constables and Judge James Forbes. Earl's visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
3 September 2003
FAYE LAVOYNE CRAIG

Faye Lavoyne Craig, 78, of Waldron died Wednesday, August 27, 2003 in Waldron. She was a retired cook and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Craig, a daughter, Georgianne Staggs, two sons, Parker Leon and Leroy Craig, and her parents, Odis and Leta Ammons. Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, August 29, 2003 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Hutchens of Waldron; two sisters, Evelyn Huff of Roland, Oklahoma and Marcene Blatt of Ft. Smith; 10 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mark Watkins, Rory Watkins, Terrell Moore, Phillip Sherrill, Rusty Craig and Josh Hutchens.

The Waldron News
5 July 2006
JIMMYE JANELL CRAIG

Jimmye Janell Craig, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 30, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, TOPS, and a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Alesia Craig of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, Cathrine Ward, Emily Cox and Ashleah Craig; one sister, Barbara Barnett of Waldron, AR; and one brother, Don House of Thomas, OK. Pallbearers were nephews, Rudy Barnett, Randell Barnett, Mike House, Steve House, James House and Gary Richmond.

Scott County Times
16 January 2002
LEROY CRAIG

Leroy Craig, age 42, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday, January 11th, 2002 in his home. He was a poultry farmer and a member of the N.R.A. Funeral services were held Monday, January 14th at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one son, Rusty Craig of Waldron, AR; mother, Lavoyne Craig of Waldron, Arkansas, one sister, Linda Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Jimmy Graham, Dewayne Harris, Mark Harris, J.D. Newberry, Terrell Moore, Dewayne Hutchens and Phillip Sherrill.

Scott County Times
4 Jun 3 2003
ROBERT CRAIG

Robert Craig, 80, of Waldron died Friday, May 30, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired electrician and attended Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, 2003 at 10 am at Martin Chapel with burial following at Mt. Pleasant in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Jimmye; one daughter, Alesia Craig of Waldron; one sister, Beulah Hicks of Waldron, and 3 grandchildren, Catherine, Emily and Ashleah.

The Waldron News
22 September 1999
SARA EMILY RIDDLE CRAIG

Sara Emily Riddle Craig, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, September 20, 1999 in her home. She was a retired nurses aid, a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church, and a volunteer for the Scott County Senior Citizen Center for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Bill Riddle and Carl Craig. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Shiloh Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by four daughters, Billie Sehorn of Arkoma, OK, Christine Thomas of Grandbury, TX, Bertha Swanner of Las Vegas, NV and Sabrina Traylor of Hartford, AR; one step-daughter, Kay Lemarr of Waldron; one son, Charlie Riddle of Waldron; one sister, Laverne Fleming of Pryor, OK; one brother, Aaron Churchill of Chickasha, OK; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronnie Thomas, Lance Sehorn, Ronald Sehorn, Odell Finney, Ryan Riddle, Ray Traylor and Troy Keech.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
DESSIE MAE McENTIRE LOVETT CRAIN

Dessie Mae McEntire Lovett Crain was born October 20, 1922 in the Lamb community. She died October 26, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Arkansas. She is in God's hands. She was the daughter of T. Dewey McEntire who died September 26, 1973 and Lue Ella Burnett McEntire. Her ashes will be interred in Lamb Cemetery and on her land. She wanted to be with her friends and loved ones. She was 85 years and 6 days old. She was a very proud and loved lady. Dessie married Ellis Lovett June 17, 1938. They had three children, Peggy Lovett Crain Dedmon, Patsy Lovett Crain Ray Sehorn and Dewey Lovett Crain. They were adopted by Dessie's second husband, Hershel F. Crain on April 12, 1956 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She also leaves one son-in-law, Richard Sehorn, whom she loved like a son. Dessie had ten grandchildren, Marcy Lovett Crain, Lisa Dedmon, Marnie Lovett Crain Means Olia, Shannon Ray, Simone Ray, Dewey Lovett Crain, Jr., Tracy Dedmon, Ramsey Lovett Crain, Richie Sehorn and Dana Sehorn; five great-grandchildren, Nicole Dedmon, Brianna Means, Mackenzie Means, Connor Means and Xavier Lovett Crain; one great-great grandchild, Leeson Dedmon; nephews, Larry and wife Emma Brown, Shelby and wife Kathy McEntire and Melvin McEntire. No flowers. Donations may be sent to the Heart and Lung Foundation.

The Waldron News
21 December 2005
FAITH and HOPE CRANE

Faith and Hope Craine, infant daughters of D.J. and Nichole Crane of Danville passed away on December 15, 2005 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. They were preceded in death by their paternal grandfather, Dennis Crane. They are survived by their parents, D.J. and Nichole Crane of Danville; one sister, Hudson Lynn Crane of Danville; maternal grandparents, Terry and Phyllis Bewley of Danville; paternal grandmother, Debbie Crane of Paris; maternal great-grandmother, Edith Hudson of Danville; maternal great- great grandmother, Lahoma Bewley of Danville; maternal great-grandfather, Gaylord Lovett of Waldron; and paternal great-grandparents, Delmar and Willene O'Bar of Paris. Graveside funeral was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2005 at McKendree Cemetery near Scranton with Bro. Terry Wayne Bewley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
GRACE LEONA SCOTT CRASE

Grace Leona (Scott) Crase, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Thursday, September 30, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of Hon Baptist Church and the widow of Charlie Scott. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Verne Crase of the home; one daughter, Charlene Crase of Waldron, AR; two sons, Charles Scott of Mena, AR and Almus Scott of Waldron; three sisters, Evelena Steele of Waldron, Rose Perando of El Reno, OK and Lucy Hayden of Lawton, OK; one brother, Johnny Roberts of El Reno, OK; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Yandell, Danny Sims, Lance Drager, Willie Newman, Junior Newman, Jack Brown and Anthony Perando.

Scott County Times
4 August 2004
VERNE CRASE

Verne Crase, 87, of Waldron died Friday, July 30, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired machinist and a Seventh Day Adventist. He was preceded by his wife Grace Crase. Graveside service was held at 10 am on Monday, August 2, 2004 with burial at Hon Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Grace Mohoney of South Dakota; one son, Lyndon Crase of Waldron; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
HORACE PALMER CRAVENS

Services for Horace Palmer Cravens, 78, of Morrilton was July 10, 2010 at the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of the Cornwell Funeral Home. He was born January 31, 1932 in Magazine, Arkansas to John P. Cravens and Mary Malinda Martin Cravens. Palmer worked in the poultry industry for many years. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dardanelle. He was a disabled Korean veteran, having been deployed to Japan and Korea with the 217th Medical Collecting Company of Booneville in 1950. Surviving are his son Jackie L. Cravens and wife Cindy of Paris, his daughter Patty Sue Cravens of Russellville, one brother John P. Cravens, Jr. and wife Dorothy of Cherry Hill, NJ.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
ELIZABETH CRAWFORD

Elizabeth Crawford, 94, of El Dorado, Arkansas formerly of Waldo, Arkansas and Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Timberlane Health and Rehabilitation Center in El Dorado. She was born on December 31, 1918 in Waldo to the late William Robert "Bert" and Minnie Belle (Andrews) Neill and was a member of the College Avenue Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband James Arnold Crawford; two daughters, Becky Jennings and Kay Garrison; five brothers, Ralph, Kenneth, Bobby, Billy and Jack Neill; two sisters, Evelyn Fisher and Margaret Rowe; and son-in-law Norman Preston. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Ann Preston of El Dorado; four grandsons, David Preston and Gina of Frisco, Texas; Jonathan Preston and Tabatha of Little Elm, Texas; Matthew Preston of Frisco; Corey Jennings and Gretchen of Maumelle, Arkansas; granddaughter Jamie Richardson and husband Adam of North Little Rock, Arkansas; great grandchildren, Dallas Preston Noah Preston of Frisco, Ramsey and John Jennings and James Jennings of Maumelle, Maddock Preston of Little Elm, and Sawyer Richardson of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Isabella Preston of Frisco, Anzel Preston and Aspen Preston of Little Elm; and two sisters in law, Frances Neill of Waldo and Virginia Neill of Magnolia; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Visitation with the family was Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Dr. Dan Williams and Kent Jobe officiating. Burial followed at Columbia Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home or College Avenue Church of Christ Sewing for the Master in El Dorado, Arkansas. Pallbearers were David Preston, Jonathan Preston, Matthew Preston, Corey Jennings, Charles "Chuck" Rowe, Dallas Preston and Noah Preston.

The Waldron News
2 January 2008
HAROLD DEAN CRAWFORD

Harold Dean Crawford, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a Vietnam veteran. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Helen Crawford; one son, Rocky Dean Crawford; five grandchildren, Nichole, Christopher, Denise, Montana, Rocky, Jr., all of Eagletown, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Sherry and Albert Rogers of Y-City, Arkansas, Inez and Jerry Barns of Waldron, Arkansas, Bobbie Crawford of Locksburg, Arkansas; one special nephew, Charles Lefton of Eagletown, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Crawford; his parents, Roscoe and Ivy Crawford, and one brother, J.B. Crawford.

The Waldron News
1 July 1998
JAMES ARNOLD CRAWFORD

James Arnold Crawford, a former resident of Waldron, was born July 1, 1914 in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late W.F. Crawford and Rena Aubrey Crawford. He attended the Magnolia schools, graduating in 1932. He attended Magnolia A&M one year. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Neill, of Waldo, on December 22, 1939. To this union there were two daughters born. They had one daughter through adoption, Sandra Kay Garrison, who preceded him in death. He served as sales manager of J.E. Speer Lumber Co. of Stamps, Arkansas and Waldron Lumber Co. He was a retiree of Deltic Timber of Waldo, Arkansas. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Cherokee Village, Arkansas. He was baptized into his Lord in 1926 in Homer, Louisiana. He served as an elder in the Waldo Church of Christ and the Waldron Church of Christ. He departed this life on June 24, 1998 in his home in Cherokee Village. He leaves his devoted wife and best friend, Elizabeth, of Cherokee Village; two daughters: Ann Preston, of El Dorado and Becky Jennings, of Jonesboro; two sisters: Eloise Kelly Lucile Staggs, of Magnolia; one brother, Aubrey, of Bossier City, Louisiana. His cherished grandchildren are David Preston, of Del Mar, California, Jonathan and Matthew Preston, Corey and Jamie Jennings, students at Harding University, and Leah Garrison, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two great-grandchildren: Dallas and Noah Preston, of Plano, Texas. Funeral service was held in Waldo at Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery in Waldo.

The Waldron News
6 April 2011
EDWARD CREEK

Edward Creek, 92, of Greenwood died Friday, April 1, 2011 in Greenwood. He was a retired school custodian, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Echo Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 4 at McConnell Funeral Chapel in Greenwood, with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Viewing was 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family visited with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Sheryl Creek of Greenwood; four sons, Edward Creek of Huntsville, Steven Creek of Lavaca, George Creek of Danville and Jeffery Creek of Caulksville; one brother, James Creek of Tulsa, OK; twleve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his grandsons.

The Waldron News
30 July 2003
BETTY REE McCAFFERTY CROSBY

Betty Ree McCafferty Crosby departed this life on Sunday, July 27, 2003. She was born on August 20, 1923 to Lee and Orpha McCafferty in Boles, Arkansas. She married William E. Crosby on September 27, 1942. Betty graduated from Waldron High School in Waldron, Arkansas. In the sixty years of her marriage, Betty and Bill lived in many places but spent the last forty years in Austin. She loved to cook and was a homemaker and wonderful mother and grandmother. She was even grandmother to the neighborhood children. She spent several years as a mentor at Walnut Creek Elementary School. She spent many years in the Walnut Creek Garden Club. A charter member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, she volunteered weekly giving out food from its Love Box Food Pantry. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Dale Bryson. Betty is survived by her husband, William (Bill); her daughters, Carolyn Anne Bryson and her husband Jerry, Betty Lee Crosby, Kathryn Jo Crosby and by her son, William E. Crosby, Jr. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Debbie Monzo and Renee Slominis and her husband Marty; and her great-grandchildren, Ryan and Dustin Monzo and Stone and Pierce Slominis. She is also survived by a sister, Aldena Harris of Ontario, California and brothers, Gene and Paul Eddie McCafferty. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003 in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home with Reverend Georgia D. Stone, Pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Love Box, Food Pantry, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78753. Her family will remember her for her unselfish giving of love to them and as a good wife, good mother, and good person. She is beloved and is now with her Lord. Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752 (512) 454-5611.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
WILLIAM E. CROSBY

William E. Crosby, age 87, of Austin died Saturday, November 4, 2006. Mr. Crosby was born June 27, 1919 in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill was a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force, graduated UC Berkeley, and attended MIT, University of Arkansas and UT Austin. He was also a history teacher and lawyer. Bill was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. Survivors are his daughters, Carolyn Bryson and husband Jerry of Smiths Creek, Michigan, Betty Lee Crosby and Kathryn Jo Crosby both of Austin, a son, Bill Crosby, Jr., of Jonestown, TX; two granddaughters, Debbie Monzo of Port Huron, Michigan and Renee Slominis of Chesterfield, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ree Crosby in 2003 and a grandson, Dale Bryson. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78753. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Love Box Food Bank, c/o St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78753.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
GEORGANNA CROSS

Georganna (Bigelow) Cross, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 2, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was preceded in death by her loving parents George and Vilda Bigelow. Georganna was a nurse at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and the Scott County Hospital where she was the director of medical records. She was also a poultry farmer and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Memorial service was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2005 at the Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack Cross of the home; one son, Mark Cross of Waldron, Arkansas; and one daughter, Lisa Cross of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
4 April 2001
ANDREW DAVID "ANDY" CROSSETT

Andrew David "Andy" Crossett, age 66, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1934 at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Earnest Lee Crossett and Thelma McGuyer Crossett. He was reared and educated at Pine Bluff, and graduated from Watson Chapel High School. He also attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Mr. Crossett was the Jefferson County District Conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service and retired in 1989 after 33 years of service. He also owned and operated Andy's Land Leveling Instrument Service for the past 13 years. He was an active member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, where he had served as a past chairman of the Administrative Board and a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. He enjoyed coaching baseball, and was the former coach of the IP Supervisors team at Pine Bluff National League, alone with Babe Ruth League teams. He was also a past member of the board of Pine Bluff Junior Babe Ruth League. He was currently serving on the University of Arkansas Foundation Board as UAM representative, and as a member of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni Board. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Henry Crossett; two sons, David Crossett of Pine Bluff and Jon Crossett of West Helena; one daughter, Andra Crossett LeNarz of White Hall; two brothers, Harry Crossett of Monticello, AR and Richard "Buddy" Crossett of Waldron, AR; one sister, Mamie Carter of Dardanelle, AR and six grandchildren. Funeral services were on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at 2:30 pm at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church with Dr. Randall Reddin and Rev. Jay Culpepper officiating. Burial was in Providence Cemetery in Jefferson County by Charles E. Fuller Funeral Company. Memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

The Waldron News
29 August 2012
RICHARD LEE (BUDDY) CROSSETT

Richard Lee (Buddy) Crossett of Waldron, Arkansas went to rest, Sunday morning, August 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Buddy was born February 11, 1930 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Ernest Lee and Thelma Louise (McGuyre) Crossett. Buddy was 82 years, 6 months and 15 days old. Buddy was a member of the Waldron First United Methodist Church. Buddy grew up and went to school in Watson Chapel where he graduated in 1947. From 1950 until 1954 Buddy served in the United States Air Force. He was involved in the Korean Conflict. During his tenure he received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. In 1957 Buddy married the love of his life, Ann Corkill. In 1960 Buddy graduated from what was formerly Arkansas A&M, now University of Arkansas in Monticello with a BS in Forestry. Therefore awarding him a job with the US Forest Service as a forester, his last 15 years he was a district ranger until his retirement in 1986. Buddy's job allowed him and his family the opportunity to live in many different cities across the South. Buddy served in many capacities of several organizations throughout his lifetime including President of Waldron Golf Club, President of Waldron Chamber of Commerce, Waldron Men's Prayer Breakfast, Optimist Club member in Audalusia, AL, and being an Honorary Chapter Farmer of FFA. Buddy leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years as of August 30, Ann (Corkill) Crossett of the home; two daughters, Lesa (Crossett) Ballou and husband Harold of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lori Ann Crossett of Little Rock, Arkansas; one son, Richard Lee Crossett II and wife Sherri of Searcy, Arkansas. Peepaw Crossett is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher and Nathan Ballou, Autumn Paige Crossett and Hunter Kevin Crossett. Buddy is also survived by one sister, Mamie Carter of Mount George, Arkansas; one brother, Harry Crossett and wife Flora Mae of Monticello, Arkansas. Buddy is preceded in death in addition to his parents by one brother, Andrew Crossett. Buddy's life celebration will be Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Buddy's pallbearers will be family. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Waldron Country Club. Buddy's visitation will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Waldron First United Methodist Church or the Boys and Girls Club of Scott County, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
GLORIA CROSSLEY

Gloria Crossley, 63, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Dooley Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughters, Paul Fisk and Robin Boggs, both of Boles, AR; two sons, Ronald Bates of Waldron and Mark Fisk of Boles, AR; two brothers, Jack and Chet Ingram of Binghamton, New York; two sisters, Lean Ingram and June Cooper; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Rodney Bates and grandson, Dylan Fisk. Pallbearers were Mike Forrester, Mac Barker, Eric Redmon, Clyde Payne, Kirk Sneed, Teddy Sneed and David Talmadge.

The Waldron News
18 August 1999
GUSSIE M. CROW

Gussie M. Crow, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born on October 8, 1907, in Harvey, Arkansas, a daughter of John Knox and Nola (Kelley) Monroe. She departed this life on Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in her home at the age of 91. Gussie was a member of the Methodist Church in Eureka Springs. She owned and operated the Ford Dealership and Garage in Eureka Springs for several years. She is survived by five nieces, Helene Taylor of Omaha, Texas, Lorraine Bates of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Marie Wing of Waldron, Arkansas, Lillie Arnett of Waldron, Arkansas, and Margaret Parker of Georgia; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ehrle Crow, her parents, four brothers, and four sisters. Graveside funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 1999 at the Eureka Springs Cemetery with Rev. Leslee Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
12 June 2013
MARTHA LOUISE (EARL) CROW

Martha Louise (Earl) Crow of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Mena, Arkansas. Martha was born October 21, 1936 to Perry Green Earl and Mary Cecile (Willet) Earl in Ceres, California. Martha was 76 years, 7 months and 16 days old. Martha enjoyed her flowers and gardening, going for walks, raising her chickens and camping. Martha loved to spend time with her family and children. The memories made with each of them, were among her most treasured. Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Eva Mello and husband Randy of Arkansas, two sons: Matt Crow and wife Kathy of Arkansas and Tom Crow and wife Karen of California. Martha will forever be missed by six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Martha is also survived by three siblings: Bob Earl, Virginia Davis and Carol Taylor all of California along with numerous nieces, nephews, and several "extra" children and grandchildren. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Mary Earl, one daughter, Ann Crow, one son Larry Crow, one grandson, Michael Bargas and six of her siblings. A celebration of Martha's life will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Flat Rock Cemetery in Quitman, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
BEULAH F. CRUMP

Beulah Frances Crump, age 94, of Waldron died Thursday, October 14, 2004 in the Waldron Hospital. She was a retired grocery store owner and operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley Crump; parents, R.W. and Geretta Reed; sisters, Georgia Hunt, Julia Curtis and Ellen Wilson; brothers, W.J. Reed and Henry Reed. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery at Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Reed O. Hunt, Billy Charles Hunt, Tony Reed, Sidney Hunt, Roger Hunt and Robert Hunt.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
BOBBY CRUMP

Bobby Albert Crump, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 16, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Elks and Eagle Lodge, a long distance truck driver and a constable of the Mountain Township. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Alma Crump of the home; two sons, Albert Brian Crump of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Robert Aaron Crump of Henryetta, Oklahoma; step-mother, Jewell Crump of Furlow, Arkansas; two step-sisters, Lavone McDonald of Furlow, Arkansas and Madge Vann of Furlow, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Starla Dawn, Fiona Rachel, Realene Nicole, Brianne Louise, Brent Allan; four great-grandchildren, Devin, Caden, Riley, Ashland; numerous cousins and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucile Mae Anthony Crump and Albert Bob Crump, and one sister, Louise Childers. Pallbearers were Doug Sims, Matt Meisner, Pete Calvert, Preston Ison, Wayne Langley and Butch Perry.

The Waldron News
21 August 2013
EVELYN CRUMP

Evelyn Crump, 85, of Harrison, Arkansas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Evelyn was born March 16, 1928 in Waldron to the late Buddie L. and Lela (Self) Slater. She is survived by two sons, Reno Crump and wife Shirley of Diamond City, AR, Larry Joe Crump and wife Mattie of Jesseville, AR; eight grandchildren: Sheila Hill, Steven Crump, Joey Crump, Michael Todd Crump, NaTisha Egger, Consuella Harris, Marcus Crump, Rebecca Stark; 28 great- grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Wagner, Martha Martin and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Crump; one son, Leo Crump; one granddaughter, Leajeana Morgan; two grandsons, Reno Dewayne Crump and Christopher Crump. The funeral time and date are not set due to a family member coming home from overseas, please check our website (www.martinfuneralhomes.com) periodically and we will post it as soon as it is available. Pallbearers will be Billy Don White, Bobby White, Joseph Crump, Noah Crump, Marcus Crump and Andy Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Martin, Shaun Egger and Tom Wagner.

The Waldron News
16 June 1999
HETTIE (HETTY) CATES CRUMP

Hettie (Hetty) Cates Crump, 97, of Tyler, Tex., formerly of Dumas, Ark., died Monday, June 7, 1999. She was 97 years, ten months and 26 days old. She was born on July 10, 1901 in Boles to Bob and Mollie Ward Cates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Crump and a son, Sedric Crump. Funeral service was on Thursday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. in First Assembly of God Church with burial at Walnut Lake Cemetery in Dumas. Survivors include two sons: Bryce Crump and Bobby Crump, both of Monroe, Louisiana; three daughters: Lucille Guitierrez of Durant, Okla., Euva Scott of Tyler, Tex. and Doris Ross of Dumas; seventeen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Dumas. Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
2 August 2000
LEO CRUMP

Leo Crump, 52, of Waldron died July 25, 2000 in Waldron. He was born January 28, 1948 to Evelyn and the late Charlie Crump. He was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God and a retired sawmill worker. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Thursday, July 27, 2000 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Brother Larry Seabolt, Brother Rickey Hunt and Brother Ted Matlock officiating. Burial followd at Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Leo is survived by his wife, Jeanie of the home; two daughters, Leajeana Morgan of Holdenville, Oklahoma and Rebecca Brown of Waldron; his mother, Evelyn Crump of Waldron; two brothers, Reno Crump of Hartford, Arkansas and Larry Joe Crump of Waldron; four grandchildren, Charlotte and Kandis Morgan of the home and Amber and Shane Brown of Waldron; several nieces, nephews and other family members and a host of friends. Pallbearers were Robert Wagner, Kenny Finney, Sam Cogburn, John Millard, Brad Evans and Darrell Piles. Honorary pallbearers were James Wagner and Frank Shaddon.

The Waldron News
2 October 2002
ROBERT "BOB" R. CRUMP

Robert "Bob" R. Crump, 77, of McMinnville, OR died Monday, September 30, 2002 at McMinnville, OR. He was born February 20, 1925 in Waldron, AR to Rufus and Christian A. Rose Crump. He was raised and schooled in Waldron, Arkansas and graduated from Waldron High School in 1944. He married Joyce Cooper (who was raised in Mena, AR) July 15, 1944 in Waldron, AR. He was in the Naval Reserve from 1951 to 1952. He attended Oakland Junior College, San Jose City College, Chemeketa and Linfield College from 1956 to 1963. After marriage he moved to Hayward, CA and then to Fremont, CA in 1950. He moved to Sheridan in 1961 and to McMinnville in 1964. He began working for Field Emission in 1961 which was later purchased by Hewlett-Packard Corp., retiring in 1986. While working for H-P, he was a model maker, tooling engineer and design draftsman. He was a charter member, Deacon, and Honorary Elder of Community Christian Church, McMinnville. He was a member of the Oregon Pilots Association during which time he built his own airplane and was a flight instructor; member of Yamhill County Sheriff's Air Posse. He received his Life Membership Certificate from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon in 2000 and was the Worshipful Master for the local Lodge #43 in 1972. He was active in the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association and was part of the Mavericks Band which played for many activities in the county as well as retirement homes in the area. His hobbies included camping, flying, repairing and building musical instruments, playing musical instruments, and his family said that he had a strong Christian faith, loved his family, and was a friend to everyone. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Crump and Ambers Crump and a sister, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Crump of McMinnville, OR; one son, Bob L. Crump of Post Falls, ID; one daughter, Margie Myers of McMinnville, OR; one brother, Elvert Crump of Oklahoma City, OK; and one sister, Nellie Lewis of Chowchilla, CA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at Community Christian Church with Pastor Jim Kirby and Pastor Jim Stark officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum in McMinnville, OR. Contributions may be made to Community Christian Church or Health Dynamics Hospice, c/o Macy & Son Funeral Directors.

The Waldron News
17 January 2007
WILLIAM ANDREW CRUMP

William Andrew "Bill" Crump, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 13, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired Waldron Furniture Factory worker. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at the Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with interment in the Chant Cemetery at Y City, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one sister, Zelma McAnally of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; one brother, Bruce Crump, Sr., of Waldron, Arkansas; several cousins, nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Deltha Crump, brothers, Ben Crump and Jay Crump. Pallbearers will be Stewart Staggs, Eddie Staggs, Danny Scantling, Jay Scantling, Eddie Atnip and Russell Davis.

Scott County Times
1 March 2006
GRADY CRUMPTON

Grady L. Crumpton, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 25, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired crop druster and rancher, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Needmore Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Dorcie L. Crumpton of the home; three daughters, Janet R. and husband Joe Wilson, Martha A. Whitaker, Kimberly S. Crumpton; two sons, Ronald D. and wife Rubye S. Crumpton, Brad W. and wife Hey Young Park Crumpton; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and [blank] great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jim Penny, David Whitaker, Trent Godfrey, Mike Roguso, Donald Fittin and Raymond Hathaway.

The Waldron News
1 April 1998
EVELYN "MIDGE" CRUTCHFIELD

Evelyn "Midge" Crutchfield, 87, of Waldron died March 28,1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired restaurant owner and operator and a Baptist, and the widow of Clawson Crutchfield. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 1998 in the First Baptist Church in Waldron with burial at Sehorn Cemetery. Survivors include one sister, Retha Ferguson, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; two nieces: Linda Bell, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Carol Marshall, of Midland, Texas; two great-nephews: Barrett Bell and Craig Marshall. Pallbearers were W.W. "Dick" Davis, Bill Black, Clyde Audas, J.A. Dalton, Tully Works and Bill Taylor. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 October 2009
FAUSTINO BALBUENA CRUZ

Faustino Balbuena Cruz, 32, of Danville, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, October 10, 2009 in Danville, where he had lived for seven years. He was born February 15, 1977 in Mexico City, the son of Marcos Balbuena and Isabel Cruz. He was employed by OK Food in Heavener, Oklahoma, a member of the Catholic Church of Saint Andrew in Danville, Arkansas. Faustino is survived by two sons, Marc Antonio, Leonardo David of VaraCruz, Mexico; his mother Isabel Cruz of Mexico City; two sisters, Isabel of Mexico City, Alejandra of Danville, Arkansas; one brother, Andres of Havana, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Leonor of Mexico City; maternal grandparents, Leonel Cruz and Senorina Alonso of VeraCruz; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Faustino's Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, October 16, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Andrew in Danville, Arkansas with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 January 2011
SARA PAIGE PEARSON CRUZ

Sara Paige Pearson Cruz, 28, of Fort Smith, Arkansas formerly of Greenwood, Arkansas left to be with the Lord on Saturday January 15, 2011 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 21, 1982 to Mike and Nancy Pearson. She was raised and went to school in Greenwood where she was involved in cheerleading as the high school mascot. She married Carlos Cruz and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Izabel Cali and Daily Michal who were the love of her life. She is also survived by her husband Carlos Cruz of Fort Smith, Arkansas, mother Nancy Pearson Kremers of Greenwood, Arkansas, two sisters, Jana Newberry Sanders of Greenwood, Arkansas, Sydney Pearson of New York, one brother Corey Newberry of Greenwood, Arkansas. Sara is preceded in death by her father Michael Pearson. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Victory Temple. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Please send flowers to Victory Temple, 3912 Brooken Hill Dr., Ft. Smith, AR 72908.

Scott County Times
21 August 2002
EVA JANELLE RICE CULBERSON

Ft. Smith--Graveside services for Eva Janelle Rice Culberson, 71, of Ft. Smith were held Monday, August 19, 2002 at 10 am at Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Culberson died Friday, August 16, 2002 at a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was an orthopedic RN in North Little Rock for thirty years and was a former resident of Shamrock, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Wanda Rice. Survivors include several cousins and friends.

The Waldron News
13 May 2009
GARNETT LEE "BUFF" CULLEFER
Oct. 22, 1962 - May 5, 2009

Garrett Lee "Buff" Cullefer, 46, of Van Buren, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at his home. Garnett was born in Teague, Texas on October 22, 1962, the son of Bernie W. Cullefer and Ouida D. (Duncan) Siegmund. He attended the Tatetown Church. Garnett is survived by his wife Jana of the home; two daughters, Audra D. Cullefer of Waldron, Arkansas, Kamryn J. Cullefer of Van Buren, Arkansas; a son, Andrew L. Cullefer of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Monica Fisk of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother, Ouida Siegmund and husband Ed of Orange Grove, Texas; his father, Bernie and wife Patsy of Sandia, Texas; and his maternal grandmother, Willa Dean Duncan of Corpus Christi, Texas. Garnett's memorial service will be held at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16th with Rev. John Hale officiating. A private graveside service was held at Gibson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 July 2010
GLEN CULLERS JR.

Glen Leon Cullers Jr., age 40, of Waldron died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. He was born August 12, 1969 at Kirksville, Missouri to Glen Leon Cullers Sr. and Betty Stull. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Betty May Stull and his stepfather, Jerry Mitch. Survivors include his mother Betty Mitch of LaPlanta, Missouri; father, Glen Leon Cullers Sr. of Edina, Missouri; daughter Jerilyn Cullers of Waldron; sisters, Glenda Himes of Kirksville, Missouri and Betty Sellers of Dover. A private burial was held Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Rushing Cemetery in Dover.

The Waldron News
27 March 2013
GENE CULPEPPER

Gene Culpepper of Hontubby, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 18, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Gene was born July 23, 1954 to Lloyd and Mildred (Dehart) Culpepper in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Gene was 58 years, 7 months and 23 days old. Gene attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener for over 10 years. Gene graduated from Heavener High School. He married his love, Teresa, in August of 1997. Gene was always a hard worker and busy doing something productive. Recently he built a shop to work on his motorcycles. His cycle buddies would all gather over there and they would have a big time visiting and tinkering on bikes. Gene had a chopper and motorcycle that he enjoyed very much. Together he and Teresa had been to Sturgis several times. They loved to jump on the bike and just ride. Gene also loved to camp and go to the lake. However, the quality time he spent with his family and loved ones were his most treasured memories. He loved each and everyone of them. Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Teresa of the home; four sons, Mathew Culpepper, JOhn Culpepper and Tosha of Hontubby, Patrick Culpepper and wife Kristin of Monroe, and Chad Houston of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Jodi Oliver and husband Jamie of Hodgens, Oklahoma; his mother Mildred Culpepper; two brothers, John Culpepper and wife Donna of Hontubby, Oklahoma, Dave Culpepper and wife Judy of Hontubby, Oklahoma and one sister, Diane Cox and husband Johnny of Loving, Oklahoma. He was a loving "Papa: to Mathew, Brylee and William Culpepper, Kaleb, Mollie, Maggie and Kambrie Oliver and Katie Houston. Gene is also survived by sister-in-law, Darla Dozier and husband Miles of Waldron, Arkansas; and brother-in-law, Butch Johnston and wife Sherry of Waldron, Arkansas. Gene 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. Gene was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd "Cully" Culpepper. Gene's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener, Oklahoma with Brother Larry Free officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Scott County Times
22 November 2000
SUE CULVER

Sue (Balentine) Culver, 69, of Fort Smith died November 15, 2000 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Culver. Funeral services were November 18, 2000 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Brown of Van Buren; two sons, Jackie of Huntington and Steve of Fort Smith; three sisters, Melba Balentine of Fort Smith, Lynn McKee of De Funiak Springs, Florida and Jo Ann Whitworth of Advance, Missouri; six half-sisters, Paula Balentine of Lawton, Oklahoma, Diane Balentine of Wichita Falls, Texas, Joan Motsenbocker of Quanah, Texas, Karen Longbine of Esteoline, Texas and Mona and Tina Balentine of Arizona; one brother, Bill Balentine of Waldron; five half-brothers, Jesse Mac and Ron Balentine both of Wichita Falls, Johnny Balentine of Lawton, Oklahoma, Jimmy Balentine of Altus, Oklahoma, Gary Balentine of Denison, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one aunt, Mary Wisley of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Pat Sharp, Peter Barry, Glen Amos, Farris Blythe, Bruce Hainley and Jackie Brown.

Scott County Times
12 March 2003
DELMAR LEONA CUNNINGHAM

Delmar Leona Cunningham, 87, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 5, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and member of Mansfield Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Cunningham and a son, Sam Cunningham. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 8, at Mansfield Church of the Nazarene with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
DOROTHY ANN CUNNINGHAM

Dorothy Ann Cunningham, 61, of Kingston, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009 at her home in Kingston. She was born August 16, 1947 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Joe Lee Folsom and Leighlea Sarah Caswell Folsom. Dorothy was raised in Waldron and later moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1983 she moved to Caney Creek where she lived the rest of her life. Dorothy was affiliated with Baptist faith. She enjoyed cooking, playing with her dogs, listening to music and watching movies. Her greatest joy was being with her grandkids. She is survived by daughters: Tracy Cunningham of Kingston, Oklahoma, Terry Holt and husband Allin of Kingston, Oklahoma; sons, Ricky Cunningham of Kingston, Oklahoma and Joe Cunningham of Edmond, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Brittany Dollar of Madill, Oklahoma and Bethaney Cunningham of Glen Dale, Arkansas; grandsons Corey Chavis of Madill, Oklahoma and Trey Holt, Kingston, Oklahoma; great grandson Eric Dollar of Madill, Oklahoma, Jodyn Rilee Dollar of Madill, Oklahoma and Christian Joy Smith of Durant, Oklahoma; brothers, Joe Folsom of Van Buren, Arkansas, Art Folsom of Van Buren, Arkansas and Floyd Folsom of Mena, Arkansas; friend Kirk tucker of Kingston, Oklahoma. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were Monday, January 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Watts Funeral Home in Kingston, Oklahoma. Floyd Folsom officiated the services. Interment was at the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Oklahoma. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Casket Bearers were Jason Asbaugh, James McCuan, Bill Simpson, Keith Johnson, Joe Thompson, David Bolay, Billy Wolf and Scotty McCorstin.

The Waldron News
22 December 2010
NORMA DEAN CUNNINGHAM

Norma Dean Cunningham, age 77, of Mena passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Mena. She was born March 9, 1933 in Rocky, Arkansas to the late Josh Scott and the late Hulda Reynolds Scott. She was united in marriage to James Grant Cunningham. Mrs. Cunningham was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Survivors are: son, James "Jim" Cunningham of Waldron, Arkansas; daughters, Thelma Thompkins of Waldron, Arkansas, Mary "Maxine" Stark of Gillham, Arkansas, Maggie Stark of Waldron, Arkansas, Agnus Parnell of Mena, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josh and Hulda Scott; a son, Earnest Cunningham; a daughter, Kathryn "Penny" Wax; a brother, Bill Scott, and 3 sisters, Frona Fryer, Willie Pruitt and Aileen Thacker, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, December 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Richard Larue officiating. Mrs. Cunningham will be sent for cremation following the service under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mrs. Cunningham's grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the account of Norma Cunningham at the Union Bank of Mena.

The Waldron News
16 October 2013
PEARL DIANE CUNNINGHAM

Pearl Diane Cunningham, 66, of Parks, AR entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born June 30, 1947 in New York, New York. She is survived by her father and step mother Franklin and Pat Cunningham, 1 brother Stephen C. Cunningham and 2 step brothers Lon and Mike Cheney. Celebration of life was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, AR. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR.

The Waldron News
13 August 2008
RICHARD (DICK) ALLEN CUPPLES

Richard (Dick) Allen Cupples, 72, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an accountant. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty Cupples, 1 son David and wife Trish of Hackett, Arkansas, 2 sisters Margaret Lacour of Hillsboro, Texas, Alice Vaughn of Eulas, Texas, many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the United Methodist Church with a cremation to follow the service. Pallbearers were Jim Williams, Royce Jones, Mike Metcalf, Robert Pennington, Advell Ricks and Jim Baxter. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Moore, Neil Jones, Bob Leach and nephews.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
DONNA JEAN CURRIER

Donna Jean Currier of Fort Smith, Arkansas went to be with Jesus, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Donna was born July 31, 1949 in Waldron, Arkansas to Harrison Currier and Evelyn (Graham) Currier. Donna was 63 years, 9 months and 29 days old. Donna was a member of Rye Hill Baptist Church. Donna worked at Whirlpool for 33 years and one month. After retirement she enjoyed volunteering at St. Edwards Hospital for 5 years. Donna leaves behind to cherish her memory her relatives: Bobby Newman, Rita and Thomas McCann, Diane Burk, Jim Currier, Sharon Rice, Jessie Stringer, Nancy Stringer, Marie Starr. Donna will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of cousins, wonderful friends and loved ones. Donna joins in Heaven her beloved sister, Greta A. Newman and her parents, Harrison and Evelyn Currier. Donna's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Michael Franklin, Sr. Pastor of Rye Hill Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in the Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Donna's pallbearers were family members Robert Newman, Jarrod Stringer, Keith Stringer, Mike Stringer, Charles McCann, Rodney Hitchcock and friend Benito Hernandez. Donna's friends wish to thank Dr. Daniel Mackey for his wonderful care and concern for Donna. Memorials may be made to the Rye Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 11512 Old Highway 71, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
HARRISON CURRIER

Harrison Douglas Currier, 84, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired butane owner and operator and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at 3 pm at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial following at Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Currier and Gretta Newman both of Fort Smith; one son, Burl Wayne Bottoms of Fort Smith; two brothers, Jim Currier and Paul "Bill" Currier both of Waldron; and two grandchildren, Mitchell and Douglas Bottoms. Pallbearers were Bobby Bottoms, Earl Bates, Tom McCann, Robert Newman, Worman Owens and Jessie Stringer.

Scott County Times
28 March 2001
NADA LEE CURRIER

Nada Lee Currier, 72, of Waldron died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, March 23, 2001 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband Jim Henry Currier of the home, one daughter, Sharon Ann Rice of Waldron; one sister, Ann Oliver of Waldron; three brothers, John Evans of Waldron, Leon B. Evans of Huntsville, Alabama and Lamoine Evans of Heavener, Oklahoma; one grandchild and grandson-in-law, Jennifer Deanne and Jack London of Searcy, Arkansas; and one great-grandchild Hanna Grace London.

Scott County Times
13 November 2002
PAUL C. CURRIER

Paul C. "Bill" Currier, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, November 8, 2002 in a Waldron nursing home. He was an Army veteran of World War II, retired co-owner & operator of Currier Brothers Butane Company, and retired civil service at Fort Chaffee in maintenance. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 11, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with interment at the Duncan Cemetery. He is survived by one brother, Jim Henry Currier of Waldron, Arkansas; three nieces, Gretta Ann Newman and husband Bobby of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sharon Ann Rice of Waldron, Arkansas, Donna Jean Currier of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one nephew, Wayne Bottoms of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one great niece, Jennifer London and husband Jack of Searcy, Arkansas, and one great-great niece, Hannah London of Searcy, Arkansas. Pallbearers were John H. Evans, Ted Lowry, Paul Stevens, Charles Wayne Lowe, Paul Davis and Robert Newman.

Scott County Times
19 January 2005
DENNIS CURTIS

Dennis Curtis, age 62, of Boles, Arkansas passed away January 11, 2005 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Ima Jean Curtis. Burial was Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Gracie Curtis of the home; four step-sons, Billy Elliott of Ratcliff; Wayne Elliott of Blue Mountain; Carl Elliott of Bixby, Oklahoma and Thomas Elliott of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Connie Bliss of Parks, Arkansas; three brothers, Jerry Curtis of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Kenneth Walls of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Ronnie Curtis of Boles, Arkansas; one sister, Carolyn Curtis of Boles, Arkansas and eleven grandchildren.

Scott County Times
21 August 2002
PAUL EDWARD CURTIS

Parks--Funeral services for Paul Edward Curtis, 57, of Parks were held Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 2 pm at Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Curtis died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at his home. He was a retired logger and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Hazel of the home; three daughters, Peggy McDaniel and Olethea Curtis both of Waldron and Paula Thompson of Parks; three sons, James Fisher of Lafayette, Indiana, Billy Fisher of Russellville and Joe David Curtis of Parks; six sisters, Lillian Cunningham of Waldron, Dorotha Broomfield of Boles, Wanda Curtis of Waldron, Rosa Wagner of Waldron, Monette Austin of Little Texas and Linda Rogers of Y-City; two brothers, John Henry Curtis of Story and Raymond Curtis of Boles; and fifteen grandchildren including Brandi Willingham of the home. Pallbearers were Joe David Curtis, Olethea Curtis, Dal White, Daniel White, Doug White, Jonathan Taylor and Jack Miner. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Bell Thompson, Bill Barker, Bill Shaddon and JT Rogers.

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
WILLIAM CURTIS

William Earl Curtis, 62, of Mansfield died Monday, December 10, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a carpet store owner. Memorial services were at 3 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. He is survived by two sons, Michael Curtis of Apple Valley, California and David Curtis of Norman, Oklahoma; his mother, Edna Snyder of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters, Judy Johnson and Barbara Graham both of Atkins, Arkansas; one brother, Jim Long of Enid, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
1 February 2012
CHARLES RAY CUSICK

Charles Ray Cusick, 77, of Mustang, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He married Barbara Dodge in 1958 and moved to OKC where he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement in 1989. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War 1953-1957, Air Force reserves until 1961. He was a leader in his church community and was a charter memberof Knob Bill Baptist Church, OKC, Active Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Chisolm Heights Baptist Church, Mustang where he was instrumental in establishing a Mission church which is now Canadian Valley Baptist Church. Charles's strong faith and service to our Lord was an inspiration to his family and friends until his very last day. As a father and grandfather his love and support were a constant. We will miss him deeply. Charles is a survived by his son, Stan Cusick and his wie Cheri; daughter Denise Lamb and her husbandBrian; Grandchildren, Jessica, Dalton, Adam, Kali, Toby, Sonnet and Brogan; 1 sister, Clara Canada of Greenwood, Arkansas and 1 brother, Danny Cusick and wife Linda of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Forest and Amelia, and his wife Barbara Cusick. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 6:000 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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