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

The Waldron News
30 December 2009
GEORGE LEE DAGGS III

George Lee Daggs, III, 55, of Y-City, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at his home in Y-City. He was born August 7, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late George Lee Daggs, II and Martha (Blackard) Daggs. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, golf, and playing music. George is survived by his wife Mary Daggs of the home; four daughters, Sarah Hubmeier of Missouri, Racheal Daggs of Missouri, Martha Daggs of Oregon, Chantel Roppel of the home; two sons, Zachary Daggs of Oregon, Zachariah Roppel of the home; two grandchildren, Ethan and Evelyn Hubmeier; one sister, Berri Morris of Ada, Oklahoma. George's memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. There will be a reception following the memorial service at the funeral home for all family and friends of Mr. Daggs. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory.

Scott County Times
7 April 2004
JASE DAGGS

Clarksville--Jase Keaton Daggs, 7 months, of Clarksville, Arkansas died April 1, 2004 in his home. Funeral services were held Monday, Arpil 5, 2004 at Waldron Nazarene Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his parents, Jason and Monica Daggs of Clarksville; grandparents Jim and Loretta Daggs of Waldron, Arlene and Jeff Gilbert of Waldron, Frank and Judy Estes of Midwest City, Oklahoma; great-grandparents, Mildred Wagner and Velma Daggs both of Waldron, Wanda Newberry of Waldron, Inetta Estes of Newalla, Oklahoma, Jackie and Barbara Gilbert of Waldron; and great-great grandmother, Opal Morris of Duncan, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Chad Owens, Matt Estes, Justin Benefield and John Benefield. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Owens, Jim Daggs, Frank Estes, Jeff Gilbert, Jackie Gilbert, Scott Benton and Gaylon Jones.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
VELMA FAYE DAGGS
Oct. 25, 1911 - April 18, 2009

Velma Faye Daggs, 97, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Velma was born in Sugar Grove, Arkansas on October 25, 1911, the daughter of the late William and Rosa (Wilkins) Townsend. She attended the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene and was a homemaker. Velma is survived by a son, Jim Daggs and wife Loretta of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by three grandsons, Jimmy Daggs of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Kenneth Daggs of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Jason Daggs of Clarksville, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Sherry Hoffman of Alma, Arkansas, Pam Owens of Waldron, Arkansa and Terri Benefield of Fanshaw, Oklahoma; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Rev. Olen Daggs and her great grandson Jase Daggs. Velma's funeral service was at the Sugar Grove Community Church at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st, with Rev. Marvin Frederick and Rev. Clifton Daggs officiating with interment in the Sugar Grove Cemetery near Booneville, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Velma's pallbearers were her grandsons, Jimmy, Kenneth and Jason Daggs, Randy Hoffman, Myrtle Owens and Chad Owens. Her honorary pallbearers will be Glen Cook and Rev. Clifton Daggs.

The Waldron News
24 September 2003
BILLY RHEA PILES DALTON

Waldron--Billy Rhea Piles Dalton, age 76, died peacefully at home on September 16, 2003 after a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Billy Rhea was born October 5, 1926 at home in Waldron, Arkansas to Elizabeth Daily McQuery Piles and William Blanchard Piles. She attended Waldron Public Schools graduating in April 1943 at age 16. She attended Hendrix College 2 years majoring in art. She was co-owner of Hughes Insurance Agency with her late husband J.A. Dalton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving many years as a teacher in the children's department. She was a member of the Waldron PTA and Band Booster Clubs for the Waldron Schools. She also was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tommy Blanchard Piles. She is survived by her children, William Patrick Dalton (Rebecca Barton Dalton) of Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica, Virginia Rhea (Cissi) Hamilton (Brock Witte) of Morongo Valley, California, and Susan Jane Adams (Tommy Adams) of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Jennifer Dalton Jones (Brent) of Victor, Montana, Leslie Rhea Dalton of Benton, Arkansas, Lauren Jane and Layne Elizabeth Adams of Hot Springs, Arkansas; a loving and devoted sister, Betty Lee Piles Holter and a brother, Pat McQuery (Anita) of Wichita, Kansas, and a close cousin Mike McQuery of California; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks and very deep gratitude to Billy's extended family of caregivers, Patsy DeLoach, Francis Lee, Mary Creek, the late Alma Warmouth, Sandy VanDerHoff, Joan Morrison, Shanna Holter, Tina Brewer, Gertrude Martin and Shelly Buckles. Martha McGaugh was her beloved friend and homemaker. Sherry and Butch Johnson were her wonderful neighbors who always kept a watchful eye turned towards her. A special thanks to Dr. Russell Young and staff, Area Agency on Aging and staff and Steve Hattabaugh and staff at Super-Sav Drug. Billy was deeply involved in her children's lives and during their younger years she depended on Miss Mary Crosby while she worked. Billy was a great lover of animals and counted several animal companions as her dearest friends. Funeral service was Friday, September 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Miles Dozier, Allen Dozier, Terral Lee Robertson, Butch Johnson, Reggie Owens, Tommy Adams, Matt Barlow and Eddie Holter. Billy requested the memorials be made to the Duncan Cemetery, Hon Cemetery and the American Lung Association.

The Waldron News
24 August 2011
FRANCES DALTON

Frances Dalton, 82, of Owasso, Oklahoma went home to be with her heavenly family on August 16, 2011. Frances was a member of the Rejoice Baptist Church in Owasso and a former member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Frances was born January 10, 1929 in Forester, Arkansas to Loy and Voisey Rodgers. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and resident of Waldron, Arkansas for many years. She spent her last several years in Owasso, Oklahoma to be near her grandchildren. Frances is survived by her son Bart Dalton of Owasso, Oklahoma; three grandchildren Berek, Caleigh and Caitrin Dalton; one brother Don Rodgers and one sister Dr. Cheryl Grable. She was preceded in death by two brothers Charles (Buddy) and Jimmy Rodgers and one sister Carmen Rodgers. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jess Hollingshead, Jackie Hollingshead, Berek Dalton, Buck Rodgers, David Rodgers and Kevin Calloway.

Scott County Times
12 July 2000
J.A. DALTON

J.A. Dalton, 76, of Waldron died Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith. J.A. was born the oldest son of Pat and Margie Dalton on August 20, 1923 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He later moved with his family from Norman to Waldron. He served in the Marine Corp. during World War II. He returned to Waldron and was involved in the trucking and lumber business. He later served as President and Manager of the Hughes Insurance Agency for 53 years. He also served on the board of directors at the Bank of Waldron. His true passion in life was his love of horses and the "Rodeo." He will long be remembered as Area Governor and Executive Board Member of the International Professional Rodeo Association. He is survived by one son, William P. Dalton of Benton, Arkansas; two daughters, Cissi Hamilton of San Francisco, California and Susan Adams and husband, Tommy, of England, Arkansas; a sister, Joann Dozier of Waldron; four granddaughters, Jennifer Dalton of Missoula, Montana, Leslie Dalton of Sarasota, Florida and Lauren and Layne Adams of England, Arkansas; three nephews, Miles and Allen Dozier of Waldron, and Bart Dalton of Owassa, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith on Monday, July 10.

The Waldron News
12 August 1998
MARGIE JONES DALTON

Margie Jones Dalton, 99, of Waldron, died August 6, 1998, in Waldron. She was preceded in death by her husband Pat Dalton and a son Bert Dalton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a choir member for many years. Until her retirement, she was Director of Social Work for Scott County. She was a member of the Arkansas State Employees Association; the Waldron Business and Professional Women's Club, where she was voted Woman of the Year; and the Waldron Home Extension Club. Funeral Services, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, were Monday at the First Baptist Church. Internment was at Black Springs Cemetery at Black Springs. Survivors are a daughter and a son: Joann Dozier and J.A. Dalton, both of Waldron; six grandchildren: Billy Pat Dalton of Benton, Cissi Hamilton of San Francisco, Calif., Susan Adams of England, Miles Dozier and Allen Dozier of Waldron, and Bart Dalton, of Owasso, Oklahoma; and eight great-grandchildren: Jennifer and Leslie Dalton; Lauren and Layne Adams; Berek Dalton; Ashley, Jessica, and Dalton. Dozier. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Waldron or, Black Springs Cemetery Fund.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
ROBERT FRANKLIN DARLING

Robert Franklin Darling, 77, of Waldron, died Friday, May 1, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired truck driver, and an elder of Pilot Prairie Church. Bob served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II from December 1941 to October 1945. He was in oversees battle for 30 months in Australia and the Philippine Islands and was wounded in the Battle for Luzon. He received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge with Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with three Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and was a 30-year member of the Disabled American Veterans. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4 in Pilot Prairie Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Iva, of the home; two daughters: Jane Hood, of Henderson, Texas and Janis Burris, of Tumey, Missouri; one son, Robert Darling Jr., of Cody, Wyoming; three brothers: Richard and Calvin Darling, both of Powell, Wyoming, and Kenneth Darling, of Nebraska; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
1 June 2011
BILLA EVELYN YORK DARNER

Billa Evelyn York Darner of Ames, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at her home. Billa was born in Abbott, Arkansas on June 10, 1929 to Florence and Bryan York. Billa was a former resident of the Waldron area and was a 1947 graduate of Waldron High School. She rode the school bus from Forester to the high school. She attended National College in Kansas City and Drake University in Des Moines. Billa married Robert Andrew Darner on August 12, 1950 at First Methodist Church in Des Moines. Her favorite hobby was keeping in touch with family and friends from work and her high school and college days. She also enjoyed traveling and had visited most of the 50 states, as well as over a dozen countries. She was able to travel with her family to many beautiful places which she found so amazing. Billa also enjoyed bird watching, visiting flower gardens, and attending local musical events. Preceding her in death were her parents, Florence and Bryan York, and her brother, Sam York, all of Abbott. Billa is lovingly remembered by her husband Robert, her daughter Beth and her son-in-law Larry Johnson, her sister Mettie Eloine Gannon, brothers Welton, James E. and W. Joe York, and their spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials given to the family will be donated to one of Billa's favorite charities. She was looking forward to attending this year's Waldron High School Reunion to see all her friends and family. A celebration of life will be held on June 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Square Rock Church in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
3 September 2014
DORIS JEAN DAROSSETT

Doris Jean Darossett, 82, of Cedar Creek, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Rogers, Arkansas. Doris was born February 26, 1932 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to the late John Quinton, Sr. and Ruby (Hodges) Laird. She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Darossett of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, two grandsons: Nicholas Hagar of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Brandon Hagar of Hillsborough, North Carolina, two brothers: Joe and Jim Laird of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, six nieces and nephews: Barry Laird, James Laird, Sherilyn Bennett, Tommy Laird, Michael Laird and Stephanie Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Darossett, her parents and one brother, John Laird. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Cedar Creek Community Church with interment at Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Nicholas Hagar, Brandon Hagar, Barry Laird, James Laird, Tommy Laird and Michael Laird.

The Waldron News
15 October 2008
MARGARET JANE (MITCHELL) DARRACOTT

Falls Church, VA--On September 27, Mrs. Margaret Jane (Mitchell) Darracott, age 91, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's in her home in Falls Church, Virginia. Her husband, Col. (Ret) Halvor T. Darracott, precedes her death in 1981. She is survived by her daughter and caregiver Hattiejane, her sons William Michael and James Patrick, grandchildren Paul Thomas, Stacy Michelle and James Russell, great-grandchild Christopher Jerome Martin and several nieces and throughout the country. She was a graduate Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. As a wife of an Army Officer she traveled around the world and kept her Arkansas roots. During World War Two she received news of freed prisoners that were in Japanese hands and contacted their families to let them know of their safety. During the Korean War she taught English in Seoul to the children of diplomats and other service children. In later years she volunteered with the Red Cross and helped set up training for hospital volunteers and provided help for many volunteer organizations. The services were graveside at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) on October 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in the name of Margaret Jane Darracott be made to either the National Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, Fairfax, Virginia or the American Red Cross.

Scott County Times
3 November 2004
LOIS DART

Lois Aletha Dart, age 92, of Hartford, Arkansas died Friday, October 29, 2004 in her home. She was a farmer and was preceded in death by her son, Milton Douglas Kingery and husband, Howard Dart. She is survived by two daughters, Erma Ellison of Hartford, Arkansas and Joyce Fisler of Belford, New Jersey; one brother, Rob Hawkins of Buckhorn, New Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Dene Hawkins of Aspermont, Texas and Elaine Johnson of Artesia, New Mexico; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 1, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Mansfield with burial at Hartford Memorial Park at Hartford, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Lynn Ellison, Doug Ellison, Bruce Ellison, Jason Kinery, Wes Milan and Patrick Ellison.

The Waldron News
10 September 2014
HENRY MYRON "COTTON" DAVENPORT

Henry Myron "Cotton" Davenport of Heavener, Oklahoma was born December 19, 1942 in Weeks, Arkansas to James Marion and Minnie Mae (Brixy) Davenport and passed away August 28, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Norma of the home; one daughter, Andrea Stinson and husband Scott of Poteau, Oklahoma; two sons, Jimmy Davenport and wife Carin of Barling, Arkansas and Chris Davenport and wife Amy of Bentonville, Arkansas; two sisters, Willa Mae Winters of Cameron, Arkansas and Margie Briggs of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law June Davenport of Fort Smith, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Breanna Davenport, Darin Davenport, Ethan Davenport, Abbi Davenport, Christa Davenport and Kendal Stinson and numerous nieces and nephews. Myron was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Janice Hull and a brother Dr. Leo Davenport. He was a life-long resident of the area and a member of the Heavener First Baptist Church. Myron was a barber in Heavener for 20 years, 18 years full-time and two years part-time. He served on the Heavener Fire Department for 12 years attaining the rank of First Assistant Chief, and in the Army Reserves for six years, attaining the rank of Staff Sgt., bpst and three years as Drill Sgt. at N.C.O. Academy and was an instructor of Bayonette and Pugil Stick. Myron was employed by the KCS Railroad for 30 years, the last 27 years as an Engineer. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Local 569 of Heavener. He was ordained as Deacon at Independence Baptist Church in 1972 and also served as Deacon at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Heavener First Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Haydon Hall, Brother Sam Dyer and Reverend Larry Free officiating. Burial followed in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Pat Edwards, Mike Duncan, Cody Kirby, Charles Williams, Ray Suttmiller and Harvey Parker.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
MILVA J. DAVENPORT
March 12, 1927 - April 18, 2009

Milva Jane Davenport, 82, of Barling, AR passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009 in a Ft. Smith Arkansas hospital with family at her bedside. Milva was born in Fayette, AL on March 12, 1927. Milva was a member of the Mt. Moriah Community Church in Haletown, Arkansas. She was a supervisor with Levi StrausS Company for 25 years and then retired. Milva is survived by a daughter, Patricia Davenport Patterson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; a son, Pat Ray Davenport and wife Beverly of Farmington, Arkansas; four granddaughters, Sheila Sikes and husband Bruce of Caulksville, AR, Paige Lewis and husband Mike of Ft. Smith, AR, Julie Thompson and husband Dan of Farmington, AR, Liberty Madwell and husband Lance; one grandson, Dr. Chip Patterson and wife Anne of Springhill, TN; four great grandsons and six great granddaughters; four nephews and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Earsel Davenport. Milva's funeral service was 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyl Reynolds and Rev. David Hines officiating with interment in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Pat Ray Davenport, Dr. Chip Patterson, Butch Morgan, Seth Sikes, Bruce Sikes and Dan Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers were Sutter Thompson, Elliott Thompson, Carter Patterson, O.B. Gladden, Jerry Gladden, Larry Gladden and Patrick Gladden. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mercy Crest Assisted Living, 1300 Strozier Lane, Barling, aR 72923.

Scott County Times
9 April 2003
THURMAN DAVENPORT

Thurman D. Davenport, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired timber worker, an avid coon hunter & attended Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 3 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Trixie; one daughter, Doris Sonnier of Greenwood, Arkansas; one son, Jerry Davenport of Greenwood, Arkansas; two sisters, Laverne Matlock of Porterville, California and Margie McFarland of Yuba City, California; one brother, Arlis Davenport of Valley Center, Kansas; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mack Hale, Pat Davenport, Gene McKay, Darrell Matlock, Wayne Watkins and Craig Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Bullock, Harold Chrisman, Opeal Yandell, Bruce Dorr and L.J. Mitchell.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
VIOLA "TRIXIE" DAVENPORT

Viola "Trixie" Davenport, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, June 5, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired cook and attended the Waldron Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Davenport and one daughter, Betty Jo Reed. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Sonnie of Greenwood; one son, Jerry Davenport of Fort Smith; two brothers, Edgar and Odell Branson of Porterville, California; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Rodney Reed, Randell Reed, Roger Reed, Larry Ray, Bobby Jay and John Moore.

The Waldron News
27 August 2003
ALPHA G. DAVIS

Alpha G. Davis, age 88, of Mena passed away Saturday, August 23, 2003 in Mena. She was born March 7, 1915 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Charles Cross and the late Martha Callahan Cross. On February 23, 1935 she was united in marriage to Harvey Davis in Waldron, Arkansas. Mrs. Davis was of the Nazarene faith. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Davis of Y-City, Arkansas and Harold Davis of Florida; one daughter, Peggy Keener of Y-City, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mena Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Wally Beckman officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Jerry McCafferty, Herman Woodard, Reverend Michael Shaddon and Robert McGill. Memorial may be made to the Mena Church of the Nazarene. Online guest book at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

Scott County Times
5 April 2006
ALVANUE DAVIS

Alvanue "Frost" Davis, age 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a sales clerk for 35 years at Marsh Dry Goods. She was a member of the Birdsview United Methodist Church and Birdsview Quilting Club. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Birdsview United Methodist Church with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Goodner of Waldron, Arkansas and Donna Judy and husband James "Jim" Judy of Harrison, Arkansas; one son, Jerry Davis and wife Susan of Waco, Texas; seven grandchildren, fifteen great- grandchildren; one sister, Robbie Buchanan of Pleasant Hill, California. Pallbearers were grandsons, Randy Judy, Stewart Judy, Greg Goodner, Joe Don Rogers, Randy Hamilton and Justin Zaccanti.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
ANNA (ANNIE) MARIE DAVIS

Anna (Annie) Marie Davis of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born October 6, 1925 to the late Andrew B. and Elva (Chastian) Davis in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. Anna is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She is also survived by her (sister by choice) Lucy B. Buttress, and by all her boys at Arkansas Valley Electric Co-op. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Billy Davis, Jimmy Davis and one nephew Roger Davis. Funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. There was a public visitation on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers were: Roger Sparks, Kenny Johnston, Reggie Owens, Cleve Linam, Robert Wright and Bob D. Buttress.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
AUDREY P. DAVIS
Feb. 14, 1925 - March 9, 2009

Mrs. Audrey P. Davis, age 84, of Waldron passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 in Waldron. She was born February 14, 1925 in Allen, Texas to the late Avery Joe Jarrell and the late Willie May Jarrell. She was united in marriage to the late Samuel J. Davis. She was a homemaker and was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, and friend. She is survived by one son Jack Murphrey of Waldron, Arkansas; daughters, Sue Hutchinson of Gainesville, Texas, Diane Evans and husband Tom of Waldron, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and 2 sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Willie Jarrell, her husband, Samuel Davis, a daughter, Carol Jan Murphrey, and 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Big Fork with Brother Bill Bates officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bobby White, Tom Evans, Devin Sims, Brad Evans, Shane Woodrum and Beth Millgan.

Scott County Times
19 January 2005
CHARITY ATCHLEY DAVIS

Charity Atchley Davis, age 87, of Parks died Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker, Freewill Baptist and widow of Gip Atchley and George Harvey Davis. She is preceded in death by two sons, Theo and E.J. Atchley; two sisters, Dollie Broaddrick and Daisy Curtis and one brother, James Thomas. She is survived by three grandchildren, Marilyn Himes and husband Rick of Parks; John Atchley and wife Kim of Pocola, Oklahoma; Jim Atchley and wife Cassie of Parks; seven great-grandchildren, Chris Himes of Greenwood; Bobby Himes of Parks; J.T. Atchley of Pocola, Oklahoma; Mac Atchley of Pocola, Oklahoma; Kelly Peterson of Parks; Gracie Atchley of Parks; E.J. Atchley of Parks; one daughter-in-law, Betty Atchley of Parks and one sister, Lovie Rose of Abbott. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, January 14, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as Pallbearers were John Atchley, Jim Atchley, J.T. Atchley, Mac Atchley and Chris Himes. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Leroy and Ed Broaddrick.

Scott County Times
3 March 2004
DALTON DAVIS

Dalton Lane Davis, age 8 of Plainview, died Saturday, February 28, 2004. He was born in Russellville, Arkansas on May 20, 1995. He was in the 3rd grade at Trice Elementary in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Roy Yandell and great grandmother, Irene Whitlow. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Teresa Davis of Plainview; one sister, Megan Elizabeth Davis of Plainview; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Lura Davis, Plainview; maternal grandparents, Rick and Sue Bice of Waldron; and Donald Yandell of Dutch Creek. Paternal great grandmother, Margaret Davis of Plainview; maternal great grandmother, Dovie Yandell of Dutch Creek. Pallbearers were Steven Yandell, Ty Whitlow, Hank Herr, Brian Meredith, James Lewis Rodgers and Michael Ellis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2:00 pm at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Brand Finkenbinder officiating. Interment services were held at the Salem Cemetery in Plainview.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
DORRIS DAVIS

Dorris Davis, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas entered into eternal rest Sep. 18, 2011 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a member of the Square Rock United Methodist Church. Dorris was born in Abbott, AR on August 25, 1923 to the late Clyde and Freeda (Rice) Davis. The family moved to Waldron when Dorris was a child, and later moved to California, where she worked at the Standard Ok. Co. during WWII. Before moving to California, she met the love of her life, Robert R. Davis. During Robert's time of service they went to Reno, Nevada and were married on Oct. 31, 1944. They later made their home in Waldron. As a young housewife, Dorris cared for her elderly parents until their passing. She and her mother spent many enjoyable hours making beautiful handmade quilts. Dorris was also very involved with the home extension club, where she also made homemade quilts. In 1955, Dorris and Robert purchased a local grocery store, which they operated successfully until 1970. After selling their store, Dorris also worked for Gerald Maddox and later L.J. Watkins in another grocery store. They also were very proud to be able to sponsor a women's softball team from 1962 to 1994 which involved more than 500 girls and women. They loved traveling with and watching their team, the Davis Roadrunners. Dorris was preceded in death by her parents, an older brother Lucien and wife Rene Davis, and a sister-in-law Dorothy Davis. She is survived by her husband Robert of Waldron, brothers, Joe Bill (Cotton) and Bettye Davis of Wichita, KS; Clyde Wayne (Virginia) of Boyle, MS. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones. Pallbearers were Bill Max Hunt, J.W. Cleland, Larry Brigance, Milo Hughes, Mike Wright, Roger Rice, Glen Dale Oliver and Tommy Brown. Honorary pallbearers were former Davis Roadrunner team members, coaches and their families. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Square Rock Cemetery Fund at First National Bank in Waldron.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
EVALEE DAVIS

Evalee Gloria Davis, 68, of Waldron died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 in her home. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 10 am on Saturday, November 25, 2000 with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by six daughters, Gloria Kilcollins of Mena, Laura Jeanette Morphew and Sandy Brazel Dedmon both of Waldron, Diane Bowles of Tulsa, Tana Gordon of Tulsa and Jonna Hoffman of Texarkana; five sons, Bob Brazel of Roseburg, Oregon, Ted Brazel of Waldron, Gary Brazel of Hatfield, Arkansas, Ronnie Hoffman of Mena and Russell Hoffman of Florida; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bob Dedmon, Audie Powell, Gary Kilcollins, Cyrus Humphreys, Mark Wagner and Dean Willis.

The Waldron News
11 June 2008
GAVIN PAUL DAVIS

Gavin Paul Davis, 1, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 in a Little Rock hospital. He is survived by his mother and father, Kevin and Valerie Davis; three brothers, Gage and Klint Davis and Harley Taylor; two sisters, Christian and Miranda Davis; maternal grandparents, Becky and Larry Harvey; aunts and uncles, Lorin and Alice Davis, Jessica and Donald Slater, Larry, Cody and Zachary Harvey, Johnny Burl Davis, Sr. and many cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ozell and Johnny Davis. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Chant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jessica Slater, Larry Harvey, Jr., Robert Riddle, Robert Thornburg, Lorin Davis and Johnny Davis.

The Waldron News
February 18, 1998
GLADYS ONIEDA HILL DAVIS

Gladys Onieda Hill Davis, 75, of Waldron, died Monday, February 9, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 1998 at the Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Davis, of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Johnson, of Huntington; one half-sister, Sharon Law, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Jimmy Hill, of Waldron; two grandchildren: David Sparks, of Waldron and Marc Sparks, of Fort Smith; one great- grandchild. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
GUTHRIE PERRY DAVIS

Guthrie Perry Davis, age 90, of Mena passed away Monday, June 4, 2001 in Mena. He was born February 10, 1911 in Athens, Arkansas, to the late Henry Davis and the late Rosie McMellon Davis. On June 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Morgan Price in Vandervoort, Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Davis was a farmer by profession. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by two sisters, Mildred Sheperd of Mena, Arkansas and Lorene Burney of Hughes Springs, Texas; two brothers, Lester Davis of Prairie Grove, Arkansas and Doyne Davis of Vandervoort, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Sharon Nichols of Waldron, Arkansas and Elizabeth Rye of Austin, Texas; four step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Morgan Davis, his sister Noles Dagenhart and his brothers Booker Davis and Clara Davis. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 2 pm in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Virgil Bell officiating. Interment will follow in the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
HARLAN WAYNE DAVIS

Harlan Wayne Davis, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012. Wayne retired from the United States Air Force and from the Waldron public schools. He is survived by one daughter, Jo Ellery and husband Chuck of Fort Smith, Arkansas, one son Jeff Davis and wife Therese of Greenfield, Missouri, one brother John Davis and wife Jo of Marlow, Oklahoma, two sisters, Wanda Cherry and husband Neil of Waldron, Arkansas, Betty Garner of Carrollton, Texas, three grandchildren, Kerri Ellery Beard of Phenix City, Alabama, Elizabeth Origlio, Emily Davis both of Aurora, Colorado, two great-grandchildren, Jacob Ellery Beard, Elora Davis and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Treva Jean Davis, parents, Harvey J. and Glenn (Neeley) Davis Hawkins, step father Dewayne Hawkins and one sister Wilma Belter. Visitation was Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Waldron Nazarene Church with burial in the Buffalo Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Troy Nevills, Travis Nevills, Rick Davis, Russell Davis, Michael Davis and Perry Holloway.

The Waldron News
23 November 2011
HUGHIE W. DAVIS

Hughie W. Davis, age 57, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Ft. Smith. He was born February 16, 1954 in Mena, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell Davis and Delma Rosson Davis, and three brothers, Brant Davis, Richard Davis and Jerry Davis. He is survived by his brothers, Gene Davis and his wife Lorraine of San Antonio, New Mexico, Bill Davis and wife Jeanie of Springerville, Arizona, and Frankie Davis and his wife Christine of Mena, Arkansas; two sisters, Ozella Chrisman of Waldron and Dolena Love and her friend Hershell Stroud of Mena, Arkansas. Hughie loved to yo-yo and listening to music or just sitting on the porch swing or playing his banjo brought him much joy. He never met a stranger and would always have a smile and a hello for anyone and everyone. He loved parades and was a friend to all. He also loved to go for a hot fudge sundae, drive his golf cart and especially loved his little dog, Sugar Baby. He was very special, and everyone loved him. We thank God for blessing our family with Hughie. In church he always wanted to sing, "I'll Fly Away." We know now that he has. Funeral services were held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Drew Ratcliff officiating. Interment followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was general. Pallbearers were Roger Bryan, Bobby Chrisman, Jeff Davis, Matt Davis, Russell Davis and Doug Blair. Honorary pallbearers are Perry Dorr, Brett Dorr, Trea Blair and Zack Bryan.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
JACK DAVIS

Visitation for Jack Davis was held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Jack was born February 4, 1923 in Daisy, OK and he passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on January 27, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Jack spent his early years in Oklahoma and Arkansas. He entered the United States Army in 1943 and served in the 782nd Tank Battalion in the European Theatre. Jack married Laura Lee Martin on June 7, 1947. They lived in Bakersfield for over 50 years, during 30 of those years Jack was the owner/operator of Douglas and Mohawk Service Stations, and Jack Davis Tire Service. He loved his work and interacting with his customers. Our dad exemplified the values of honesty, integrity, self reliance, commitment, love of family and love of country. Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Laura Lee; daughters Jacque (Dan) Donati and Janis Erquhart; grandsons Brian and Derek Erquhart and great granddaughter, Rian Lee. Jack had four brothers and six sisters, seven of which are surviving along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to our caregivers, Evelyn, Maya, Steffany and Theresia for their love and dedication and also to the staff of Odyssey Hospice for their care and support. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 661-873-8200.

The Waldron News
24 January 2007
JACKIE MARY CHRISTINE DAVIS

Jackie Mary Christine Davis, 76, of Bearden died Thursday, January 18, 2007. She was a member of the Bearden Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Davis; parents, George Elan and Nannie Tabitha Moore Yeager; grandson Robert Joe Brown; daughter-in-law Linda Williams Davis, and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Jackie Davis and wife Jo of Pearcy and Johnny Davis and wife Alma of Hampton; daughters, Carol Youngblood and husband Danny of Waldron and Cathy Brown of Fordyce; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four step-great- grandchildren. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Salem Cemetery. Rev. Winnon McCann officiated the service.

Scott County Times
20 March 2002
JIMMY DAVIS

Jimmy L. Davis of Greenwood passed away at his home surrounded by his wife, family and friends Friday, March 15, 2002. He was born January 19, 1929 in Pampa, Texas. He was of the Baptist faith, an Army veteran, serving four years during the Korean War in Okinawa and Germany. He retired from Arkansas Glass and Mirror in 1994 and was a member of VFW Post #6527. Jim loved and respected the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being in the woods. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew B. and Elva Davis and a brother, Billy Davis. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Jim is survived by his wife Lucy of the home, son and daughter-in-law Roger and Lisa Davis of Fort Smith, daughters and sons-in-law Joni and Cleve Linam of Greenwood, Tracey and Tom Carter of Lake Tenkiller, Sharon and Dennis Perryman of Barling, step-daughter, Rochelle Buttress of Shady Point, Oklahoma, step-son and daughter-in-law Bob and Lois Buttress of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Also surviving is a sister, Anna M. Davis of Waldron, nephew and his wife, Michael and Carla Douglas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grandchildren Ryan and Trent Davis, Stacy and James Carter, Angela Stuart, Jimmy, Melanie and Clinton Morgan and Bryce Ray Perryman, step-grandchildren, Amanda and Chelsea Linam, Vickie and Brian Partridge, great-grandchildren Braxton Carter and Savannah Morgan, step-great-grandchildren Maddie and Hunter Linam, Charles, Marshal, Leah and Rachel Partridge. Pallbearers were Kenny Johnston, Steven Black, Bob Buttress, James Carter, Reggie Owens and Ed Slaughterbeck. Honorary pallbearers were Jim's huntin' and fishin' buddies. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The Waldron News
1 October 2014
JOE BILL "COTTON" DAVIS

Joe Bill "Cotton" Davis, 83, of Wichita, KS passed away peacefully at Founders Crest Nursing Home in Wichita. Joe was born February 16, 1931 in Waldron, AR, as the son of Clyde and Freda (Rice) Davis. Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe retired after 45 years from Cessna Aircraft. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Lea (Smith) Davis; sister, Dorris Davis; brother, Clyde Wayne Davis and Lucian Davis. Survivors include his son Billy Wayne (Donna) Davis; daughter Gale (Keith) Walding, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was Saturday, September 27, 2014 with family present from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Roller-Crouch Mortuary, 405 Peabody Ave., Mountain View, AR. Graveside services for Joe were at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Blue Mountain Cemetery, located on Blue Mountain Rd., Timbo, AR. Memorials can be made in his name and loving memory with the Alzheimer's Association, 1202 S. Main St., #215, Little Rock, AR 72202 or the Home Health of Kansas, 7607 E. Harry St., Wichita, KS 67207

The Waldron News
2 September 1998
LAURA MAE DAVIS

Laura Mae Wooley-Jenkins-Jones Davis, 66, of Ririe, Idaho passed away on August 19,1998 at Columbia Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho of heart complications. Laura was born on August 16, 1932 at Tridell, Utah to Arlo A. Wooley and Mabel Darling Wooley. She married Edward Wayne Jones, Sr. on September 2, 1949. They were later divorced in August 1979. She married John Norman Davis on November 11, 1980. Both husbands preceded her in death. Survivors include her five daughters and sons-in-law: Mae Bailey (Harold), and Dorothy Birch (Morgan) of Ririe, Idaho, Ramona Bosworth, of Yakima, Washington, Ruby Jones (Harry Burke), of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Wilma Thompson (Larry) of Waldron; three sons: Edward Wayne Jones, Jr. (Mary Jane Strickland) of Caldwell, Texas, Benjamin Jones (Lorna Cotterell), of Ririe, Idaho and Pete Davis (Neta), of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two sisters: Erma Brown, of Idaho Falls and Gwen Wooley, of Rifle, Colorado; one brother, Donald Jenkins, of Idaho Falls; 46 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Laura was the maternal grandmother of Billy Cox and Gary Cox and Lindsy Thompson of Waldron, Bryan Thompson, Amy Thompson Davis (Jason), Billy Shane and Dakota Lane Davis, John Thompson and Ben Thompson, of Heavener, Oklahoma. Funeral service was held on Monday, August 24 at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby, Idaho at 1:00 p.m. Burial was in the Annis Little Butte Cemetery. Laura lived in Waldron in 1981, 1983 and 1984. She was a frequent visitor to the Senior Citizen's Center located at the Memorial Hall.

The Waldron News
29 March 2000
LILLIAN DAVIS

Lillian Davis, 80, of Mena passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2000 in Mena. She was born February 17, 1920 in Black Fork, Arkansas to the late William Campbell and the late Della Gatlin Campbell. She was united in marriage to the late Charlie Davis. Ms. Davis was a loving mother and grandmother and she was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Bennie Davis of Waldron, AR and Leonard Davis of Foreman, AR; four daughters, Eloise Stobaugh and Erma Lynn both of Mena, AR, Charlene Harris of Earle, AR and Marie Hill of Garland, TX; 10 grandchildren, Bonell Crow, Lawanda Jackson, Lynnell Cleghorn, Russell Davis, Ricky Davis, John Hill, Brian Hill, Billy Harris, Jaree Lynn and Voyt Lynn; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, August Campbell, sisters Alcie Barnes, Elgie Davis, Vivian Lane, Minnie Brown and Luie Morrison. Funeral services were Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Bill Bowen and Brother Dillard Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Piney Cemetery in Black Fork, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Russell Davis, Ricky Davis, John Hill, Brian Hill, Billy Harris and Voyt Lynn.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
LOEVA DAVIS

Loeva Davis, 87, of Baytown, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 in Baytown. She was born September 7, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri to her late parents Argus Lee and Florence Maxfield Lee. Mrs. Davis had lived in Baytown since 1956 and was a member of Coady Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Neil Davis, and a brother, Gerald Lee. Survivors include her daughter, Paula Light of Baytown; son, Brian Davis and his wife Debra of Baytown; brother, Charles Lee and his wife Caroline of Goodrich, Texas and grandchildren, Erin and Tim Frielingsdorf, Kimberly Davis and Chad Rader, Jonathan Light and Laurissa Gann and Lance Davis and Sarah Mix. The family received friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. The service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Navarre Funeral HOme with Rev. Rick Olsen officiating. A greaveside service was held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 2, 2011 at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Honorary Pallbearers were Erin and Tim Frielingsdorf, Kimberly Davis and Chad Rader, Jonathan Light and Laurissa Gann and Lance Davis and Sarah Mix. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Coady Baptist Church, 5606 Wade Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Arrangements were under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521.

The Waldron News
20 April 2011
MARVIN RAY DAVIS

Marvin Ray Davis, 70, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas passed from this life April 15, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Marvin was born February 22, 1941 in Parks, Arkansas to Tucker E. Davis and Alice Faye (Rogers) Davis. Marvin is survived by one daughter, Ida Bell Lewis of Sherwood, Arkansas; one grandson, Grant Lewis of Sherwood, Arkansas; and one sister, Katie Rodgers of Waldron, Arkansas. Marvin was preceded in death in addition to his parents by seven other siblings. Marvin's graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas with Rev. Grady Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Chant Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Marvin's pallbearers were Junior Newman, Danny Newman, Kevin Davis, Charles Minor, Todd Johnston and Keith Hayes. Visitation was from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
8 April 2009
MARY F. (LINDSEY) DAVIS
Dec. 22, 1918 - Feb. 7, 2009

Mary F. (Lindsey) Davis, 90, of Yuma, AZ died on February 7, 2009. She was born on December 22, 1918 in Heavener, Oklahoma. Mary retired from the Quechan Indian Head Start Program in Yuma after 23 years of teaching the three-year-olds. She appreciated this opportunity and made many lasting friendships during that time. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jeana and husband John Van Aken of Yuma; grandchildren, Clay Van Aken and Jennifer Dorsey (and children), and nephew Joe Frost of Bay City, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Etta Vice Lindsey, her sister, Ila Mae Hilton and nephew Donald Frost of Parks. Her family and dear friends will find comfort in knowing that we were all a part of her journey, and we are grateful for our time with her. Mary taught in Old Forester while living in Parks and Cedar Creek communities.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
MISS MAUDIE RHEA DAVIS

Miss Maudie Rhea Davis, 96, of Arkadelphia died Jan. 8. She was born June 24, 1902 in Caddo Valley, Arkansas and was the daughter of John H. and Sallie Ware Davis. Miss Davis was a retired School Teacher having taught in the Waldron School District most of her teaching career and taught at Ouachita Baptist University for 10 years before she retired. She received her B.A. and Master's Degree in math from Henderson State Teacher's College and was a Baptist. Survivors include her sister, Iona Sue Davis Pinkerton of El Dorado, Arkansas; four nephews, John Davis of South Carolina, Douglas Davis of Dallas, Texas, Stephen Pinkerton and Michael Pinkerton both of El Dorado, Arkansas, one niece, Sue Elizabeth Costin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Dubar officiating. Burial was in DeGray Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bud Reeder, Dwight Kirkpatrick, James Horton, Billy Ruggles, Murry Ruggles and Bud Shepherd.

The Waldron News
1 May 2002
MYA REAGAN DAVIS

Mya Reagan Davis, infant daughter of Tony and Andrea Marsh Davis, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Robert Dale and Pharis Davis of Hoxie and Bill and Debbie Marsh of Waldron; and great-grandparents, Bill and Lucille Davis and Bernice Holder, all of Walnut Ridge, and Earoll and Syble Cabe and Marie Marsh, all of Waldron. Graveside services were at 8 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, with the Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Irby Funeral Service of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 February 2008
OZELL DAVIS

In loving memory of Ozell Davis, she went to join our Father in Heaven and her family, Johnny Davis, Joella Miner, Andrew J. Wimberly, Sr., Fairy Estes Wimberly, Andrew J. Wimberley, Jr., Romona Lyles and half sister, Stella Stelle, Louise Johns and Janine Wimberley. Ozell is survived by Johnny Burl Davis, Sr. and family, Lonn Davis and family, Kevin Paul Davis and family, Kevin Paul Davis and family, Johnny Burl Davis, Jr. and family, all of Waldron; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny B. Davis, Sr., Lorin Davis, Kevin Davis, Charles Miner, David Davis and Andrew J. Wimberley, Jr. III. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Slater, Shannon Miner, Robert Riddle, Johnny H. Davis, Jr. and Tony Goolsby.

The Waldron News
23 June 1999
RAYMOND THOMAS DAVIS

Raymond Thomas Davis, 81, of Parks, died Friday, June 4, 1999 in a local hospital. He was retired as a heavy machine operator for Scott County Road Department, and he was a veteran. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 1999 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks. Survivors include five sisters: Lorene Plummer of Waldron, Clara Taff of Oklahoma City, Okla., Rhea Thomas of Waldron, Faye Brown of Camden and Lea Wikle of Oklahoma City, Okla; four brothers: Jack Davis of Bakersfield, Calif., Robert Davis of Waldron, Leon Moore of Tucson, Ariz. and Carl Moore of California; a host of nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 December 2011
ROBERT DAVIS

Robert Davis, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas entered into eternal rest on 17 December 2011 at the Waldron Nursing Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Robert was born on 13 September 1920 in Daisy, Oklahoma to Dolph and Lelia (Tamplin) Davis. The family moved to eastern Oklahoma and eventually to Scott County in the early 1930's, where Robert finished public school in Waldron. Robert joined the U.S. Navy on 19 May 1942 and was assigned to the ship U.S.S. Quincy. On 9 Aughst of that year, while on patrol protecting the Guadalcanal campaign, the ship, along with others in the Allied Forces, were engaged in what was to become one of the worst battles in Naval history, that being the Battle of Savo Island. Robert's ship was struck by several Japanese torpedoes and enemy aircraft, and sank in the waters of the South Pacific. Robert was struck by shrapnel in the leg and over his left eye, and treaded water for almost nine hours before being rescued, by hanging onto the side of a raft. For that he was awarded his nation's Purple Heart. After his recovery at New Caldonia, he came back to the States where he married his wife, Dorris Davis on 31 Oct. 1944 in Reno, NV. They later moved back to Waldron, and in 1955, purchased a local grocery store, which they operated successfully until 1970. Robert also farmed and raised cattle. He also continued to serve his community by being on a number of boards through the years, including the Sodie Davidson Park Board, where he had a field named in his honor. Robert and Dorris were very proud to be able to sponsor a womens softball team from 1962 to 1994 which involved more than 500 girls and women from the area. They loved traveling with and watching their team, the Davis Roadrunners. Robert and Dorris made their home together in Waldron for almost 67 years until her passing on 18 September 2011. Robert is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and stepfather, Fred Moore; a sister, Ophelia Forehand; brothers, Raymond, Jack and Joe Davis; half-sister Gertie Lee (Moore) Jefcoat; half-brother Eugene Moore; step-sister Atha Bell (Moore) Casey; step-brothers Willie and Ora Lee Moore. Robert is survived by a sister, Lorene Plummer of Waldron; half-sisters Clara Taff and Raye Thomas of Waldron and Faye Brown of Camden; half-brother Leon Moore of Tucson; and step-brother Carl of California. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and many very dear friends, including Milo Hughes and Bill Hunt. Robert's service was held Tuesday, 20 December 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Square Rock Cemetery with military honors. Visitation was on Monday, December 19, 2011 frm 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Bill Hunt, J.W. Cleland, Larry Brigance, Milo Hughes, Mike Wright, Roger Rice, Glen Dale Oliver and Tommy Brown. Honorary pallbearers were former Davis Roadrunner team members, coaches and their families. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Square Rock Cemetery Fund at First National Bank in Waldron, or to a charity of one's choice.

Scott County Times
11 April 2001
ROBERT EUGENE DAVIS

Robert Eugene Davis died March 10, 2001 in El Cajon, California. Born March 31, 1923 in Page, Oklahoma. Robert Eugene Davis grew up in the communities of Parks, Cedar Creek and Keener. As a young man he drove a log truck for Roy Nichols while working for the Cato River Lumber Company in Forrester. After serving in World War II he moved to California where he worked as a heavy equipment operator building roads. After retiring from construction, he became a cattle rancher in Campo, California. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughter Jeana Van Aken of Yuma, Arizona; one step-son Michael Schneewind of El Centro, California; two brothers, Bobby Joe of Reno, Nevada and Bill of northern California; and two sisters, Eva Lee Hawkins and Geralding Hooper also of northern California. He has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is the uncle of Don Frost of Parks.

The Waldron News
10 March 2004
ROGER LEROY DAVIS

Roger LeRoy Davis, age 73, of Boles, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Mena. He was born March 27, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Calvin Davis and the late Nellie Chapman Davis. On November 26, 1969, he was united in marriage to Marvina Twyman in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Davis served in the United States Air Force. He was the vice president of Vile-Goller Fine Arts Lithography of Kansas City, KS and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by his wife, Marvina Irene Davis of Boles, Arkansas; two daughters, Sherri Patrice Smith of Kansas City, Missouri and Adrienne Lynn Worel of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Rick L. Davis and Roger Paul Davis both of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Terry A. Davis of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Derhaline Pace of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant brother Richard Davis, and his sister Karen S. Riddle. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 15, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron. Mr. Davis was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Online guestbook at www.beasley-woodfuneralhome. com.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
RUBY DAVIS

Ruby Davis, 89, of Waldron died Tuesday, January 29, 2002 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a Methodist and a member of the Eastern Star. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2002 at Lower Center Point Cemetery at Hon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Billy Gene Davis and wife Ann of Russellville, Arkansas and Jerry Davis and wife Kary of Clinton, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, Kelly Davis of Harrison, Arkansas, Toby Ridenhour and Traci Rood both of Russellville, Jeffery Davis of Fort Smith, Jonathan Davis of Clarksville and Abby Henry of South Carolina; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
26 November 2008
SAMUEL J. DAVIS

Samuel J. Davis, age 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, November 21, 2008 in Waldron. He was born July 17, 1929 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late Harvey Davis and the late Matilda Heath Davis. He was united in marriage to Audrey P. Jarrell. Mr. Davis was a timber worker by profession. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, step-father and friend. He is survived by his wife Audrey Davis of Waldron, Arkansas; daughters, Lucille Davis of Hawaii and Shirley Diane Davis of Springfield, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; step-son, Jack Murphey of Waldron, AR; step-daughters, Sue Hutchinson of Gainesville, TX and Diane Evans of Waldron, AR; brother Eugene Davis of Mena, AR and sister, Nancy Casey of Mena, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Matilda Davis, a son, Lanny Dean Davis, a grandchild, Wade Martin, a brother, Doyle Davis and two sisters, Aliene Davis and Madlyn Davis. Graveside service was Monday, November 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork. Interment followed under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
27 February 2008
TEMPIE HAWKINS DAVIS

Tempie Hawkins Davis, 97, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was born at Parks in 1910 to George and Sarah Hawkins. Her brothers and sisters had been born in a log cabin. Tempie was the first child to be born in the new house. Times were hard and money was scarce but the Hawkins family made the best of things. Tempie graduated from Waldron High School in 1931. Not long after her graduation she started taking college courses at Arkansas Tech of Russellville. By passing a teacher test she was allowed to start teaching. She was hired as a grade school teacher at Parks in the 1930's. She had to go to summer school every summer until she finished her degree. At the beginning of World War II she was teaching at the Waldron grade school and making $80 a month. She was also taking care of her invalid sister, Missie. Eighty dollars a month was not enough to support the two of them. She decided to leave her sister in the care of her brother, Gilbert Hawkins and join the women's Navy, the WAVES. After boot camp she was sent to Norfolk, Virginia. Tempie received an honorable discharge in 1946 with the rank of Storekeeper First Class. She was presented a World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. After the war there was a teacher shortage in Norfolk. She was happy to get a teaching position there. She brought her sister, Missie, to Norfolk where she cared for Missie and taught school there until she retired in 1975. It was at that time that she moved back to Waldron where she lived. She has many relatives and friends in Scott County. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Wallace Hill, Paul Waymon, Lonnie McKay, Timothy Hawkins, Clifford Dailey and Steve Hawkins, Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Elmore, Robert L. McGaugh, George Hawkins and Claude Hawkins.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
W.W. DICK DAVIS

W.W. Dick Davis passed from this life Thursday, May 24, 2012. He was 87 years old. He was born on August 3, 1924 in Waldron, Arkansas. Dick was the son of Everett "Buddy" and Alma (Brashier) Davis. Dick was preceded in death by his wife L.V. (Plummer) Davis of 44 years on November 4, 1988. He was a member of First Baptist Church, 32nd degree Mason and Navy veteran of WWII. After returning home from serving his country he drove a butane truck for a number of years. Waldron's first Dairy Kreme was built by Dick and his wife L.V. He was the owner/operator of Waldron Tractor Co. for several years. He started his Black Angus cattle operation in 1958 that is still in production at present day. Dick loved being on the farm admiring his herds of cows and calves. He served on the Waldron City Council, was a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Waldron for 25 years, a member of American Quarter Horse Association, a member of American Angus Association and also served as past President on the board for Scott County Farm Bureau. In his younger years he was an avid quail and pheasant hunter, and has been a life long St. Louis Cardinals fan. Dick leaves behind his loving family, his son Paul W. Davis and wife Chris, daughter Phyllis Richardson and husband Gary, grandchildren, Michael Richardson and wife Laurie, Jan Carter and Brian Cunningham, Paula Beth Higgins and husband Steve and Warren Davis, great-grandchildren, Garrett Tyler Richardson and wife Erica, Zoe Ann Richardson, Hunter Davis Wagner, Delaney Wagner, Destiny Davis and Paul Logan Davis; one sister, Eloise Marks, numerous nieces and nephews, and a great number of friends. Visitation was Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. A celebration of life graveside service for everyone was held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Lower Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Michael Richardson, Warren Davis, Ronnie Plummer, Terry Plummer, Travis Plummer and Hunter Wagner.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
WAYNE EVERETT DAVIS

Wayne Everett Davis, 77, of Waldron died Monday, June 1, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an electrician, a Veteran of W.W.II, and a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 1998 in Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: Kathrine and Dale Fontenot, of Vidor, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law: Pierre and Mary Troy Davis, of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters: Carrie Carr, of Yuma, Arizona and Wanda Keeling, of Waldron; two brothers: Louis Davis, of Yuma, Arizona and Jeff Davis, of Eugene, Oregon. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
28 December 2005
GENE EDWIN DEAN

Gene Edwin Dean, age 57, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in Texarkana, Texas. He was born August 6, 1948 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to Vernon Eugene Dean and Alice Pauline Barrett Dean. He was a warehouse worker for Poulan Weedeaters and was a member of the Vandervoort First Baptist Church. He was a loving son, father, grandfather and brother and friend. He is survived by two sons, Bradley Eugene Dean and his wife Debbie of Tucson, Arizona and Jonathon Wayne Dean of DeQueen, Arkansas; daughters, Alice Dean Rogers and her husband Clint of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Shanna Faye Higgins and her husband Cody of Phoenix, Arizona and Billy Gene Dean of Nashville, Arkansas; his mother, Alice Pauline Dean of Vandervoort, Arkansas; brothers, Roy Dean of Vandervoort, AR, Franklin Dean of Cove, AR, John Dean and his wife Maria of Redwood Valley, CA, Keith Dean and his wife Iris of Waldron, AR; sisters, Margaret Jones and her husband Bob of Cove, AR, Mabel Pennington and her husband Lemuel of Langely, AR, and Mildred Sherrouse of Hatton, AR; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Dean, by a brother, Delvin Dean, a sister, Ollie Faye Keeney, and one son, Brian Edwin Dean. Funeral services were held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vandervoort First Baptist Church with Brother Roy Brooks officiating. Interment followed at Witherspoon Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
EVELYN EMMA DEARDEN

Evelyn Emma Dearden, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, June 1, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired County Juvenile Supervisor and formerly of Bakersfield, CA. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at Union Hill Cemetery with burial at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Corinne Wood of Waldron, AR; one son, Herbert Brand of Middletown, CA; one brother, William Monroe of Bakersfield, CA; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Scott County Times
19 October 2005
GAYLE DEATON

Gayle Ruth Deaton, age 66 of Clarendon, died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at home. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on August 14, 1939 to Kelly and Opal McDaniel Martin. She was a lifetime resident of Clarendon, and a member of the Clarendon First Assembly of God Church where she was a Sundal School teacher. Gayle was an avid care giver; loved live, and was always trying to help people. She was very active in her church, and had a strong faith in the Lord. She loved her family and God, and talked about them all the time. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelly and Opal McDaniel Martin; husband, Bobby Gerald Deaton; and daughter, Patricial Carroll Deaton. She is survived by her son, Adam L. Deaton of Kingsland, Georgia; daughter, Eva G. Isringhouse and her husband Timothy of Bryant, Arkansas; four brothers, Tommy Martin, Kelly Gene Martin, Robert Paul Martin all of Waldron, Arkansas and Charles Martin of Grand Junction, Colorado; sister, Patricia Martin; step-mother, Gertrude Martin both of Waldron, Arkansas; and four grandchildren, Candice Rachilie Deaton, Andrea Marie Isringhouse, Christopher Wayne Isringhouse and Morgan Blake Bradford. Funeral services were held Friday at the Clarendon First Assembly of God Church with Bro. Richie Malone officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Timothy Isringhouse, Robert Beliew, Bobby Beliew, Jimmy Tweedle, Richard Malone and Jerry Ellis. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Clarendon. Memorial may be made to Clarendon First Assembly of God Church.

The Waldron News
2 January 2008
KORY DEDMON

Kory Jacob Dedmon, 21, of Waldron, passed away with his grandmother Gladys Yvonne "Von" James, Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Kory was a 2004 graduate of Waldron High School where he was active in FFA as well as 4-H. It was there that Kory's passion for the betterment of Agricultural issues and the further education of youth was fueled. He truly had a heart for his alma mater and was instrumental in giving back to where he was given his start. Kory was currently a senior at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia where he was pursuing a career in Agriculture Education with a minor in Horticulture. Kory was scheduled to graduate in May, 2008. During his tenure at SAU, Kory spent a great deal of his time with presentations to students about the importance of Agriculture. He was the recipient of the 2006-07 Mulerider Leadership Award. This award is presented to students whose leadership, service and dedication have had a far reaching influence on campus life. Kory was one of twenty-three SAU students receiving this award. Kory was also recently recognized by the Southern Arkansas University and the Presidents Ambassadors as well as the Southern Arkansas University and Collegiate Farm Bureau and Agri business Club for his outstanding service. Other awards to Kory included: 2004 Scott County Youth recipient and 2004 Arkansas Youth of the Year. Kory's other activities included Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador for the National FFA Foundation, Presidents Ambassador for the Southern Arkansas University, Vice Noble Ruler Alpha Gamma Rho and the recipient of the Who's Who among College Students as well as State and Regional Boys Club Representative. Kory was recently awarded an all expense paid trip by Arkansas State University to Africa where he furthered his educational experiences for Agriculture. This was a highlight for Kory and a demonstration of how his excellent commitment to Agriculture was perceived at the University level. Funeral service was 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the Multi-Purpose Facility at the Waldron Middle School with interment in the Kirk Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Kory is survived by his mother, Rhonda James of Waldron; his father, Gene Ray Dedmon and step mother Shawnda Dedmon of Waldron; one brother, Kirk of Waldron; two sisters, Ashton and Laklynn Dedmon of Waldron; his grandparents, Eugene and Janice Dedmon of Waldron, Bob and Irma Brown of Waldron and Ronnie James of Blue Ball, Ester Ryburn of Heavener, OK and Hazel Kirk of Waldron, AR; Aunts and Uncles, Gary and Loretta Jordan of Siloam Springs, Keith and Tracy Dedmon of Mansfield, Anthony Dedmon of Waldron, Jack and Angie McLaughlin of Magnolia and Jay and Sally James of Houston, Texas; cousins, Trevor Jordan, Mishayla Jordan, Keith Allen Dedmon, Taely Dedmon, Seth Allen, Hunter McLaughlin, Jessica McLaughlin, Josh McLaughlin, Jayla McLaughlin, Logan James and Grant James. Pallbearers were Ryan Slagle, Jessica Rodrigues, Ryan Brown, Craig Dewey, Kyle Risley, Leslie King and Matthew Price. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1013, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
12 May 2004
LISA MAE DEDMON

Waldron--Graveside services for Lisa Mae Dedmon were held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 7, 2004 at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield followed by burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Lisa Mae Dedmon, 40, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a poultry farmer and a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Nicole Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas; her father and step-mother, Bill and JoAnn Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas; her mother, Peggy Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas; her grandmother, Dessie Mae Crain of Waldron, Arkansas; and sister, Tracy Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 April 2010
LOIS DEDMON

Lois Dedmon, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Lois is survived by one son Todd Dedmon and wife Tammy of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers Hal Lacy and wife Bobbie of Abbott, Arkansas, Edmond Lacy of Fort Smith, Arkansas, two granddaughters Lacey and Sara Dedmon both of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by numerous friends, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Haw Creek Baptist Church with a cremation under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
21 August 2013
PEGGY DEDMON

Today Heaven has one more angel, there is no more pain, and no hurt, no more tears for now she is in God's hands. I will forever miss her smile and touch. "My Aunt Peggy Dedmon, I love you so" passed today. Peggy LaVonna (Lovett-Grain) Dedmon went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, August 16, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born September 3, 1939 in the Lamb community near Waldron, Arkansas to Dessie Mae (McEntire) Lovett and Ellis Lovett. Peggy was 73 years, 11 months and 13 days old. Peggy loved her Lord and Savior and was a loyal follower. Peggy loved training horses, riding and taking care of them. She loved working on the farm. As a young woman, Peggy was in the Waldron Quadrille for many years. Anyone who has ever met Peggy thought the world of her and believed her to be amazing. She was very loyal to anyone she cared for. Her friends found her to be very trustworthy and an understanding person. Peggy was a friend to everyone and loved by so many. Peggy's beauty, laughter and smiling face touched so many people. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. The time spent with her family were treasured memories. Peggy leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Tracy Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will be missed by one granddaughter, Nicole Dedmon and three great-grandchildren: Leesun, Pasen and Katlin, all of Waldron, Arkansas. Peggy is also survived by one sister, Patsy Sehorn and husband Richard of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother Dewey Lovett Crain of Waldron, Arkansas, five nieces: Shannen Ray of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Simone Ray of Waldron, Arkansas, Marcy Crain of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Marnie Crain of California and Ramsey Crain of Missouri, and one nephew, DJ Crain of St. Louis, Missouri. Peggy will be missed dearly and never forgotten by anyone. Peggy is preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Mae Dedmon, her parents, Dessie and Hershell Crain, and her father, Ellis Lovett. Peggy's life celebration memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
29 August 2001
ZADIE DEDMON

Zadie C. Dedmon, 82, of Booneville, Arkansas died Monday, August 27, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Dedmon. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, August 30, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Nettie Scott of Lake Jackson, Texas; Davella Todd of Zephyrhills, Florida and Frankie Sue Seamans of Magazine, Arkansas; two sons, David Button of Sydney, Texas and Joe Button of Birmingham, Alabama; one step-son, Eugene Dedmon of Waldron; four step- daughters, Barbara Cannady of Tulsa, Leona Qualls, Linda Olive and Hilda Oliver all of Heavener, Oklahoma; four sisters, Etta Vaughn, Ada Oliver, Madie Plum and Florence Walker all of Waldron; one brother, James Wagner of Waldron; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 May 2010
MARGARET MARIE DEER

Margaret Marie Deer, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Margaret was born May 15, 1947 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Thurman and Myrtle (Harwell) Hawkins. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Margaret is survived by her husband, Marion Deer of the home; her children, Melinda Horn of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Keith Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas, Angela Elmore of Fayetteville, Arkansas, John Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas, Sonya Cerna of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mark Deer of Waldron, Arkansas; grandchildren, Jeremiah Horn of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dakota Elmore of Mansfield, Arkansas, Aubry Deer of Waldron, Arkansas, Travis Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas, Ashley Black of Greenwood, Arkansas, Alexis Deer of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Demetri Cerna of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Katelyn Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas. She is also survived by three sisters, Thelma Sanders of Kansas City, Missouri, Gloria Jean Thompkins of Hartford, Arkansas, Johnnie Lou Holloway of Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers, T.J. Hawkins of Topeka, Kansas and Preston Hawkins of Alma, Arkansas. Margaret was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Faye. Margaret's funeral service was Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Keith Deer, John Deer, Mark Deer, Jeremiah Deer, Randy Horn and Travis Deer.

Scott County Times
5 June 2002
ODELL DEER

Booneville--Graveside services for Odell Deer, 70, of Booneville were held Friday, May 31, 2002 at 2 p.m. at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. Mr. Deer died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired welder and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Betty; four daughters, Teresa Ann Arnold of Booneville, Cynthia Kay Deer of Midland, Renee Wooten of Spiro and Sandra Salee of Los Angeles; three sons, Stanley Deer of Waldron and Eric Wayne Deer of the home and Randy Deer of Bakersfield, California; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
23 April 2003
CARLTON DEFOOR

Parks--Carlton Defoor, 78, of Parks, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 in a Danville hospital. He was a retired logger and construction worker and a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral service was 10:00 am Saturday, April 19, 2003 at Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Martha; four daughters, Carolyn Williams of Harvey, Marilyn Sherrill of Waldron, Deloris Hutchens of Waldron and Janice Blakenship of Bluffton, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Williams, Kris Williams, Jeremy Hutchens, Jerry Ray Hutchens, Robert Blakenship and Terry Sherrill. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Beaty, Jerry Carter, Johnny Frost and Jim and John Laird.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
MARTHA MAE (ROBERSON) DEFOOR

Martha Mae (Roberson) Defoor of Harvey, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Martha was born May 4, 1932 to William Harvey Roberson and Elsie Elizabeth (Brown) Roberson in Little Texas, Arkansas. Martha was 80 years, 10 months and 3 days old. Martha was a member of Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church near Gravelly, Arkansas. In June 1957, Martha married the love of her life, Carlton Defoor. They enjoyed 45 years together before his passing in 2003. They raised four children and shared their lives with many, many friends and loved ones. All who knew Martha, knew the love she had for her family. She made no bones about her devotion and commitment to her loved ones. Martha was notorious across several counties for her cooking. If you went to Martha's home she expected you to eat. If you didn't go back for seconds, then something was wrong. Martha's, made from scratch, pies and fried pies have been a long time sought after delicacy at local fund raisers. It's been said, that someone once paid $400.00 for some of Ms. Martha's fried peach pies. Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, four daughters: Carolyn Williams and husband David of Harvey, Arkansas, Marilyn Sherrill and husband Terry of Waldron, Arkansas, Deloris Hutchens and husband Jerry, Janice Blankenship and husband Robert all of Harvey, Arkansas. Gran will forever be missed by nine grandchildren: Sue Cox, Laura Kluthe, Kris Williams, Amanda Hill, Megan Bass, Lisa Hunt, Jeremy Hutchens, Lindsy Kearney and Ethan Blankenship. Gran will also be missed by 18 great grandchildren and one on the way. Martha is also survived by one sister, Mary Blackwell and husband Doug of Jesseville, Arkansas and four brothers: Harvey Roberson of Bluffton, Arkansas, Dan Roberson of Jesseville, Arkansas, Jim Roberson and wife Vickie of Bluffton, Tommy Roberson and wife Mary of Little Texas, Arkansas. Gran will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including a number of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Martha is preceded in death by her husband Carlton Defoor, her parents, William and Elsie Roberson, brothers R.B. Roberson, R.C. Roberson and sisters in law, Veaora Roberson, Brenda Roberson and Betty Roberson. Martha's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. David Rickers officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Martha's pallbearers were Kris Williams, Jared Kluthe, Darris Hill, Jeremy Hutchens, Nickey Hunt and Josh Kearney. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Sherrill, Stephen Bass, Adam Cox and Ethan Blankenship. Martha's visitation was 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where her family received friends from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
TROY RAY DEFOOR

Troy Ray Defoor, 67, of Blue Ball, Arkansas died Saturday, February 19, 2000 in his home. He was retired from Tyson Foods and a veteran of the Korean War. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 21 at Hunt Cemetery with burial at Hunt Cemetery in Blue Ball, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Defoor of the home; one daughter, Delores Pollard of Danville, AR; three sons, Tim Defoor, Troy Russell Defoor and Mark Defoor, all of Danville, AR; two sisters, Melba Miller of Granite City, IL and Geraldine Hall of Danville, AR; and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Virgle Wilkens, Paul Wilkens, Norman Hunt, B.J. Pollard, Rick Yandell and Melvin Yandell.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
CLAUDE MARSHALL DEHART
Jan. 29, 1930 - May 25, 2009

Claude Marshall DeHart, 95, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died on Sunday, May 24, 2009 in a local hospice unit. Mr. DeHart was retired from Waldron Manufacturing where he was a furniture designer. He was a member and Deacon of Oak Cliff Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served in the 220th armored engineer's battalion in WWII. He was one of the liberators of Dachau Concentration Camp. He was preceded in death by his first wife Oneta DeHart. Services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Oak Cliff Baptist Church with Reverend Kent Sweatman and Reverend Paul Whitten officiating. Burial followed at B.J.F. Trotter Heirs Cemetery in Boothe community in Scott County under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Eva, of the home; two daughters, Dortha Blackard and her husband Jerry of Maryville, TN, Carla Silvey and her husband Ronnie of Boothe, AR; one son, Danny Lee DeHart and his wife Peggy of Mansfield, aR; a stepson, Merle Monroe Moody of Cecil, AR; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons and grandson-in- law, Shawn, Brent and Dustin Silvey, J.C. Ray, Allen Wendling, Rick Redfern, Bill Peggram and Tony Green. Honorary Pallbearers were the Men's Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Oak Cliff Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 Gary Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or to The Gidoen's, PO Box 6062, Fort Smith, AR 72906-6062.

The Waldron News
11 July 2001
DELORES ANN DEHART

Delores Ann Dehart, 55, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, July 5, 2001 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a former resident of Heavener, Oklahoma and of the Baptist faith. Graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2001 with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. She is survived by one son, Kenny Dehart of Unionville, Virginia; four sisters, Laura Hill of Waldron, AR, Bonnie Wilson of Monroe, OK, Sally Taylor of Chester, AR and Sharlene "Sheny" Cleveland of Texas; six brothers, Jerry Cleveland of Elkriver, Minnesota, Ronnie Cleveland of Hamlake, Minnesota, Denny Cleveland of Coonrapids, Minnesota, and Larry Cleveland of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Earl Cleveland of Calumet, OK and Randy Goodin of Purdy, Missouri; and two grandchildren.

Scott County Times
6 December 2000
MILDRED DELP

Mildred Delp, 79, of Mansfield died December 2, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were December 5, 2000 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Delp; one daughter, Doris Jane Peters of Greenwood; five sons, Billy Jo and Robert Lee, Jr. both of Mansfield, Willis Lee of Fort Smith, Jimmy Ray of Van Buren and James Harold of Greenwood; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 August 2000
JOAN FAY DEMOREST

Joan Fay Demorest, 54, of Waldron was called to our Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2000. She was predeceased by her her brother, Stanley; twin sister Jean and parents, Lillie and John Demorest. Survivors include four sisters, Lacel Thurber of Little Rock, Ruth Champagne of Bandon, Oregon, Johnnie Sue Johnson of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Lidth Cheesman of Waldron and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Graveside services were at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 23, 2000 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Perryville, with Bro. Cliff Springer officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley, Chapman and Chris Thurber, Allan Sr., Aaron and Allan Englis, Jr., Charles Holbrook and Kevin Brothers.

The Waldron News
7 August 2013
JOHNNIE F. (SMITH) DEMPSEY

Johnnie F. (Smith) Dempsey of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Booneville, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Johnnie was born in Chismville, Arkansas to John Francis Smith and Ethel E. (Hunter) Smith. Johnnie was 98 years, 8 months and 26 days old. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville, Arkansas. Johnnie was a strong Christian woman and she radiated with love when she would share about God. Johnnie was always actively involved in church. Johnnie was born in Chismville, Arkansas but grew up a short distance from there in Booneville, Arkansas. She met and married her husband Rex Dempsey. Johnnie owned and operated her own beauty shop from their home. She and Rex lived, loved and laughed together for many years. It was about 12 years ago when Johnnie relocated to the quiet and peaceful surroundings of Waldron to be closer to her family. At this time she started attending Unity Baptist Church near Waldron. She was strong in her belief and instilled this in her family. She was very family oriented and enjoyed her time with them. When Johnnie wasn't working in her flowers, she enjoyed needlework of any kind and quilting. Until two years ago, at the age of 96, Johnnie still took care of her flowers, even using the weedeater. Johnnie leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Shirley Oliver and husband Donald of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandmother will forever be missed by her three grandchildren: Donna Latimer and husband David of Morrilton, Arkansas, Michael Oliver and wife Regina of Waldron, Arkansas and Alan Oliver of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandmother has also passed her legacy onto her precious great-grandchildren: Aaron Oliver and wife Kristen, Tyler Oliver and wife Ashley and D.J. Latimer as well as one great great grandson, Keyton. Johnnie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Johnnie is preceded in death by her husband, Rex Dempsey, her parents, John and Ethal Smith, one sister Eulema Harp and one brother, Haskel Smith. Johnnie's life celebration was Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Richard Lanmon officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Johnnie's pallbearers were Michael Oliver, David Latimer, Aaron Oliver, Tyler Oliver, D.J. Latimer and Jerry Bob Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hutchens, Thomas Workman and Albert (Butch) Briggs. Johnnie's visitation was Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 December 2006
LEONARD MAX DEN ADEL

Leonard Max Den Adel, 85, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 7, 2006 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the VFW. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2006 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with interment in the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Alice (Nita) Den Adel of the home; one daughter, Pamela McCullah and husband Max of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one step-son, Rodney Kelly and wife Judy of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one step- daughter, Sue Schroer of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Tommy Kelly and wife Melanie, Matthew Kelly and wife Katie, Patricia Kelly and Kara Lindsy and husband Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lane Den Adel and Grace Dillard; brother Rex. Pallbearers will be Russell Lindsy, Matthew Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Jeff Hobbs, Brian Rush and Shane Amos. Honorary pallbearers will be Foy Brown, Shawn Dodson, Bill Wofford, Stan Hope Wilkinson, Ed Wilkinson and Jack Dodson.

The Waldron News
29 February 2012
EVA MAE DENNEY

Eva Mae Denney passed from this life Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Eva was born April 21, 1940 to the late Roy Lee Slater and Alice "Brown" Slater in Waldron, Arknasas. Eva was 71 years, 10 months and 2 days old. Eva was a warm and loving person and it was quite apparent by the number of friends she had. She loved all of her family. In Eva's eyes the Absolute most wonderful thing was being a Grandma. The time she spent with her grandchildren were her favorite memories. After retirement she enjoyed television, playing Bingo and card gaves of all kind. Eva leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters, Becky McCurry of Waldron, Arkansas, Tammy Simpson and husband John of Booneville, Arkansas and Julia Stanley of Des Moine, Iowa and three sons, James Denney and wife Cristy of Waldron, Arkansas, Terry Denney and wife Gloria of De Moine, Iowa and Rick Denney of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will be forever missed by her grandchildren, JP Floyd of Booneville, Arkansas, Justin Floyd of Waldron, Arkansas, McKenzie Denney of Mena, Arkansas, Brian Denney, Steven Denney, Matt Denney, Brydee Denney all of Des Moine, Iowa, Ethan Denney, Gracie Denney and Taeleigh Denney all of Waldron, Arkansas. Eva also left her sweet touch on the lives of 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Wilma Smith of Waldron, Arkansas and many nieces, nephews, extended family and loved ones. Eva is preceded in death by her husband JR Denney as well as her sisters Jewelene Lovett, Betty Bowman, Verna Balentine and her brothers, LeeRoe Slater, Lee Joe Slater and Donald Slater. Eva's celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Don Isham officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Eva's pallbearers will be her grandsons. Eva's visitation was Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Eva's family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
21 August 2002
J.R. DENNEY

J.R. Denney, age 61, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at his home. He was a retired mechanic. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 at Hamilton Near Highland Memory Gardens. He was born at Henderson, Arkansas and was a former resident of Waldron, AR. He enjoyed going to Prairie Meadows and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Eva; three sons, Terry and Rick, both of Des Moines, and James of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Becky McCurry of Waldron, AR and Tammy McGinnis of Booneville, AR; his mother, Margie Denney of Arkansas; two sisters, Bonnie Adams and Reva McCain both of Arkansas; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

The Waldron News
3 February 1999
JAMES H. DENNEY

James H. Denney, 78, of Mountain Home, Arkansas died Jan. 28, at his residence. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cluster Herron Cemetery, Henderson, Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Viewing was from Jan. 29, from 9 to 9 (family 6-8) at the Roller Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Eva of Waldron; one son, J.R. Denney of Waldron; three daughters, Reva Ivy of Clarkridge, Arkansas, Bonnie Hopkins of Leslie, Arkansas, Beulah Cagle of Memphis, Tennessee; one brother, Roe Denney of Bradford, Arkansas; one sister, Lon Denney of California; 21 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
JAMES H. DENNEY

James H. Denney, 78, of Mountain Home, Arkansas died Jan. 28, at his residence. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cluster Herron Cemetery, Henderson, Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Viewing was Jan. 29, from 9 to 9 (family 6-8) at the Roller Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Margie Denney of the home; one son, J.R. Denney of Waldron; three daughters, Reva Ivy of Clarkridge, Arkansas, Bonnie Hopkins of Leslie, Arkansas, Beulah Cagle of Memphis, Tennessee; one brother, Roe Denney of Bradford, Arkansas; one sister, Lou Denney of California; 21 grandchildren, 7 of Waldron; host of nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
23 March 2005
GAIGE MICHAEL DENNING

Gaige Michael Denning, infant son of Julie Cochran and Tim Denning of Sterling, Illinois, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at KSB Hospital. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Mackenna Denning of Rock Falls, IL; a brother, Austin Harris of Sterling, IL; paternal grandparents, Rufus and Vicki Shores of Waldron, AR; paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Jan Wadelton of Waldron, AR and W.R. and Roberta Shores of Waldron. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, IL.

Scott County Times
5 February 2003
BILL DENTON

Bill Lee Denton, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a disabled Army veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 1, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Helen; one son, Rickey Denton of Lonoke, Arkansas; one sister, Emma Perez of Clear Lake, California; one brother, George Denton of Macon, Missouri; two grandchildren, Cody and Ashley Denton of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Pallbearers were Clinton Graham, Carlton Graham, Robert Blackmon, Dewayne Blackmon, Eddie Swisher and Wayne Henry.

Scott County Times
27 February 2002
ELSIE DENTON

Elsie Maude Denton, 98, of Ft. Smith, formerly of Waldron died Sunday, February 24, 2002 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Isabelle Redding of Ft. Smith and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jerrell Plummer, Roger Sparks, Russell Sparks, Wayne Plummer, Larry Denton and Dakota Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be Denver Plummer, Joe Plummer, Glen Dale Sparks and Otis Denton.

The Waldron News
14 November 2012
HELEN FAYE DENTON

Helen Faye Denton of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born April 25, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to Kester Samuel and Leona Jane (Lamarr) Henry. Helen was 71 years, 6 months and 16 days old. Helen was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. In August of 1958, Helen married the love of her life, Bill Denton. Together they had two sons. Helen loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. Helen, in addition to being a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church, was also a member of the Harmony Ladies Auxiliary. She loved crocheting, knitting and sewing. Helen also enjoyed going out and eating with friends. Most of all she was so proud of her son for being in law enforcement as an Arkansas State Trooper. Helen leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Rickey Denton and wife Mary of Ozark, Arkansas; mother, Leona Henry of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister Norma Swisher and husband Eddie of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother, Wayne Henry of Waldron. Grammy also leaves to cherish her memory, two grandchildren, Cody Denton of Burlington, Wisconsin and Ashley Denton of Racine, Wisconsin. Helen is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones who will miss her dearly. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Denton; one son, Gregory Denton, and father, Kester S. Henry. Helen's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Michael Jordon officiating. Interment was in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Helen's pallbearers will be Clinton, Graham, Carlton Graham, L.D. Powell, Tommy Franklin, Vernon Beaty and Bill Ray. Helen's visitation was held from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where her family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
29 March 2000
KATIE SEHORN DENTON

Katie Sehorn Denton, 97, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, past member of Calvary Baptist Church and Midland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Denton. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 24 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Patterson of Arkansas; one son, Otis Denton of Fort Smith, AR; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Denton, Brent Wagner, Aaron Wagner, Michael Wagner, Joe Plum and Jim Patterson.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
LONZO "DUTCH" DENTON

Lonzo "Dutch" Denton, 82, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, died Friday, February 4, 2000 in his home. He was a retired salesman for Denton Welding Supply, a member of Community Bible Church of Fort Smith and an active golfer at Fort Smith Country Club. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (Lee) Denton; two daughters, Lee Cole and her husband Jason of Springdale, AR and Connie Christiansen and her husband Patrick of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Marie Duncan and Treva Carroll both of Oklahoma City, OK; and two grandchildren, Bart Kincannon and his wife Susan of Fort Smith, AR and Katey Christiansen of Bixby, OK. Pallbearers were Mike Lee, Richard Lee, Mack Lee, James Lee, Jim Duncan and Mike Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Senior Golfers at Fort Smith Country Club. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 2910 Jenny Lind - #6 Boston Square, Fort Smith, AR 72901 or the Junior Golf Program at Hardscrabble Country Club, 5211 South Cliff Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Scott County Times
17 November 2004
LORRAINE DENTON

Lorraine Era Denton, age 83, of Waldron died Sunday, November 14, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Waldron First Baptist Church and widow of Hildon Denton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Callie Griffith, two brothers, Paul and Bill Griffith. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Robert E. Sundve of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; one son Howard W. Denton of Houston, Texas; one grandson, Larry A. Sundve of Waldron; two great grandsons, Allen and Aaron Sundve both of Waldron. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Winfield, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Hansen, Gary Gilliam, J.D. Graham, W.R. "Bud" Rice, Berry Birkhead and Larry Charles Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Kelly and Paul Plummer.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
HOWARD C. DESHAZO
Jan. 29, 1930 - May 25, 2009

Howard C. DeShazo, 79, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Howard is survived by his wife of 59 years Norma DeShazo of the home; one son Howard DeShazo, Jr. of Arizona; daughter Debra Trampp of Lake Hinkle, Arkansas; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
7 November 2012
NORMA JEAN DESHAZO

Norma Jean Deshazo went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born September 23, 1934 in Kiowa, Oklahoma to the late Connie E. and Ruby Mae (Housley) Rush. Norma was 78 years, 1 month and 7 days old. Norma leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Debra and husband Jerry Trampp; one son Howard J. Deshazo; six grandchildren, Donald Trampp, Lisa Cox, Sara Shaddon, Lori Dart, Clinton Deshazo, Gina Wilson and sixteen great-grandchildren. Norma's life celebration service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, NOvember 2, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Dobson officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Norma's pallbearers will be Donald Trampp, David Dart, Sean Shaddon, Ronnie Cox, Rick Himes, Bobby Himes and Logan Trampp.

The Waldron News
3 April 2002
JOSEPH WILLIAM DEVINE

Joseph William DeVine, age 73 years, 2 months and 3 days, passed away at 3:00 a.m. March 28, 2002 at Veterans Hospital in Livermore, California. He was born January 25, 1929 near Manfield to Joe DeVine and Martha Little DeVine. He served two years in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan and was a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of the Bureau of Reclamation in California. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Devine of Watsonville, California; one daughter Katy Jedlicka of Mt. Hermon, California; two sons, Joe Jr. of San Jose, California and Shane DeVine of Aptos, California; one brother, Tommy DeVine of Tahoe, California; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a close friend, Edith Kimes, along with many other friends. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Union Ridge Cemetery at Dayton with Cal Kennedy and Steve Jackson officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers will be Joe Green, John Green, John Wayne Boyd, Bob McCay, Gary James and Larry Goines. Viewing will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church of donor's choice.

The Waldron News
27 December 2006
BONNIE M. DEVLIN

Bonnie M. Devlin, 92, of Ozark, AR died Sunday, December 17, 2006 in Ozark, AR. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Devlin, two brothers, a son, Ray Wilson, and a sister, Juanita Kinney. Graveside service was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Smith National Cemetery followed with burial under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by her sister in law, Bonnie Joyce of Ft. Smith, AR, niece, Sondra Wright of Ft. Smith, AR, and friends, Howard and Pat Gilbert of Ozark, AR.

The Waldron News
18 March 1998
CHARLES FRANKLIN DEVLIN

Charles Franklin Devlin, 83, of Ozark died March 16,1998 in Ozark Nursing Home. He was retired from the military in the Army and Marines. He was employed eight years with Cass Job Corps. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Fort Smith and a veteran of W.W.II. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 1998 in U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Mae (Oliver) Devlin, of Ozark; one son, Mike Devlin, of California; two sisters: Loyce Smith and Bonnie Rose Joyce, both of Fort Smith; two nephews: Steve Joyce, of Fort Smith, and Paul Joyce, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Rufus Joyce, of Fort Smith. Pallbearers will be Paul Joyce, Steve Joyce, Rufus Joyce, Raymond Boatwright, Frank Taylor, Howard Gilbert, Gayle Rapier. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Disabled American Veterans Association or the First United Methodist Church of Ozark. Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
7 March 2001
CLYDE DIAMOND

Clyde Louis Diamond was born to Clyde and Dorothy Walls Diamond on November 1, 1938 in Waco, Texas. Clyde Louis Diamond passed this life on March 3, 2001, while at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He married Shirley Fuller on February 15, 1963. From that marriage Shana Leah Diamond and Clyde Lee Diamond were born. Clyde Louis Diamond grew up in Houston, Texas and attended Sam Houston High School. In 1959 he moved to Magazine, Arkansas due to health complications. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Dorothy Diamond. He is survived by his wife Shirley Fuller Diamond of thirty-seven years. One daughter, Shana Simons, her husband Chad and their children Jessica, Heather and Josh of Tennessee. One son, Clyde Lee Diamond, his wife Lisa, and their children Heather, Chad, Dystiny, Zacry, Justin and Zane of Magazine, Arkansas. One sister, Barbara June Dunn, her husband Frank and their children Rodney, Rhonda, Donna, Franky and Dottie of Harvey, Arkansas. His mother-in-law, Maxine Fuller of Waldron, Arkansas. One brother-in-law, Roger Fuller of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Four sisters-in-law and their husbands, Bobby and Tillie Rose of Boles, Arkansas, Dr. Louis and Sheri Stubbs of DeQueen, Arkansas, Keith and Rhonda Piles of Parks, Arkansas, Rudy and Anitra Barnett of Hope, Arkansas. Uncle Lon Ed Walls of Magazine, Arkansas, and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews throughout the United States. Funeral services for Clyde were held Monday, March 5, 2001 at Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville, Arkansas, with burial at Evans Cemetery in Magazine, Arkansas joining his property.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
JAMES GARY DIAMOND

James Gary Diamond, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his home in Waldron, Arkansas. James was born October 23, 1951 in Bastrop, Louisiana to the late Elgin and Mary Francis (Bates) Diamond. James is survived by his wife Rosemary Diamond of the home; four stepchildren, Nina Canada of Waldron, Arkansas, Hannah Littlejohn of Russellville, Arkansas, Heather Avila of Waldron, Arkansas, JT Littlejohn of Waldron, Arkansas, and two brothers, Sam Diamond of West Monroe, Louisiana, Johnny Diamond of Little Rock, Arkansas, and many friends and loved ones. James was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by one brother Elgin Diamond. James' funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. James' pallbearers will be James Littlejohn, Gilberto Avila, David Canada, Travis Tabor. James' visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 December 2012
ALLIE MARIE MERCER DICKASON

Allie Marie Mercer Dickason, 79, passed from this life to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 8, 2012. She was a loving mother of five children, came from a large family with 10 siblings, and dedicated her entire life to her family. She is survived by a son, Perry Mercer of Greenwood, and a daughter, Jan Burnett of Van Buren. Allie leaves six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are Claye Carter, Josh Lovett, Joe Mercer Alexander, Georgina Chambers, Becky Caufield and Sam Waganer. Allie is survived by four wonderful sisters, who have always been very close to each other, although often many miles apart. Her remaining, loving sisters are Margie Lasiter of Washington, Dorthy Lovett of California, Fern Powell and Estel Emmis, both of Waldron, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Loyd Mercer, two sons, Daniel Mercer and Gary Mercer; a daughter, Diane Mclain, and her parents, George and Artily Walker. Visitation was Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral service was held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Waldron Pentecostal Church with burial in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Joe Alexander, Doug Caufield, Sam Waganer, David Chambers, Claye Carter and Larry Justice. Mom, you will be missed by a host of friends and family, but you are being received by a greater and mightier Host, who will welcomeyou in and you will finally be HOME.

Scott County Times
14 December 2005
LILA DICKASON

Lila Dickason of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, December 7, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Holt Krock Clinic and attended Evening Shade Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Clyde Dickason of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Patricia Collins of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; one son, Tony Scantling of Greenwood, Arkansas; one sister, Paula Cantrell of Shreveport, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Cary Plunkett, Charles Phillip, and Jared Scantling all of Greenwood, Arkansas and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery at Booth, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 December 2007
ADELL DICKENS

Adell Dickens, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, December 10, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Susan Dickens of the home; two daughters, Billie Jo Weber of Libby, MT and Crystal Dickesn of Waldron, AR; two sons, Loren Dickens of Waldron, AR and Jarod Dickens of Waldron, AR; his mother, Elgin Dickens of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Allen, Dean and Doyle Dickens, all of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren and one great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dickens. Pallbearers were Jarod Dickens, Jasper Kelley, Dillon Yandell, Michael Stinson, Pepper Mitchell and Wesley Haddock. Honorary pallbearers were Loren Dickesn, Allen, Dean and Doyle Dickens.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009
ALICIA DARLENE DICKENS
December 20, 1978 - Feb. 11, 2009

Alicia Darlene Dickens, 30, of Waldron, AR passed away Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was a beautiful and loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Alicia was born in Danville, AR on December 20, 1978, the daughter of Allen R. and Beverly D. (Cheesman) Dickens. She attended Waldron High School. Alicia is survived by her son, Trenton Sanders of Waldron, Arkansas; mom and dad, Allen and Beverly Dickens of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Michelle Dickens, Amy Dickens Slater and husband Sam of Waldron, Arkansas; her granny Elgin Dickens; her fiance, James Young of Waldron, Arkansas; two nieces, Adiranna, Samatha Slater; one nephew Samuel Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Nathan Allen Dickens; her sister Alison Dickens; grandpa, Raymond Dickens; grandpa and grandma Marvin and Rosie Cheesman. Alicia's funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Sam Slater, Dean Dickens, Doyle Dickens, Shawn Williams, Rick Mahurin and Wade Cheesman. Honorary pallbearers will be Loren Dickens and Kirby Sanders, Doyle Wayne Dickens and Johnny McCullah, M.C. Himes. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 13th, and Saturday, February 14th, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home. Alicia's family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday.

The Waldron News
26 March 2014
ALLEN RAY DICKENS

On March 20, 2014 Heaven opened its gates for a great man to walk through. Allen Ray Dickens was born March 9, 1954 to Raymond and Elgin May (Owens) Dickens in Mena, Arkansas. Allen's family was the light of his life. The time he spent with them was most precious to him. Allen enjoyed being outside hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and spending time with his family. Allen worked construction for over 30 years, he was the strongest, toughest, hardest working man his family ever knew. He was a loving, caring husband, daddy, dad-in-law and papaw. He was the rock of his family, he made them feel they were always safe and protected. His family will never forget those warm embraces and kisses they couldn't wipe off. He was deeply loved and cherished by his family and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Allen leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 39 years, Beverly of the home. Two daughters, Amy Danielle Slater and husband Sam and Michelle Rae McCubbin and husband Bobby. Papaw will forever be missed by his grandbabies, Trenton Sanders of Fountain Lake, Arkansas, Adrianna, Samantha and Samuel Slater, Amie McCubbin, Marissa Dickens and Alecsy Stauffer all of Waldron, Arkansas. Allen is also survived by two brothers, Dean Dickens and Doyle Dickens. Allen is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Elgin Dickens and father and mother in law, Marvin and Rosie Cheesman; one son, Nathan Allen Dickens, and two daughters, Alicia Darlene Dickens and Alison Michelle Carol Dickens and one brother, Adell Dickens. Allen's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Allen's pallbearers were Don Bogart, Rick Short, Johnny Short, Thurman Paul Cheesman and Wade Cheesman. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Slater, Doyle Dickens, Dean Dickens, Bobby McCubbin, Trenton Sanders, Samuel Roy Allen Slater, Thurman Cheesman and Shawn Mayberry. Allen's visitation was Monday, March 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Allen's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
CLAUDE AUSTIN DICKENS

Claude Austin Dickens, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday, October 22, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a retired watch and clock repairman. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles McCubbin. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Union Hill Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Davidson of Little Rock, AR and Patsy McFarland of Waldron, AR; two sons, Sam Dickens of Van Buren, AR and Bob Dickens of Greenwood, AR; 10 grandchildren, Betty Ann Singleton of Pencil Bluff, AR, Juanita Holt of Waldron, Travis McCubbin of Parks, AR, Larry Gillespie of Clarksville, AR, Les Ming of Little Rock, AR, Michael and Stephen Dickens of Houston, TX, Melanie and Rachael Dickens of Greenwood, AR and Tommy Dickens of Van Buren, AR; and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Jay Owens, Bud Hunt, Dustin Owens, C.H. Woodall, Clay Woodall, Robin Singleton.

The Waldron News
7 September 2011
ELGIN DICKENS

Elgin Dickens, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, August 26, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Elgin was born September 10, 1927 in Olio, Arkansas to the late John and Myrtle (Millard) Owens. She loved to fish. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Elgin is survived by three sons, Allen Dickens and wife Beverly of Waldron, Arkansas, Dean Dickens and wife Cindy of Waldron, Arkansas, Doyle Dickens and wife Angela of Waldron, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Loren, Jarod, Crystal, Amy, Michelle, Charles, Doyle Wayne; three step-children, Jason, Bonita, Tamara; fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Jack Owens of Union Hill, Arkansas and Boyd Owens of Paramount, California. Elgin was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dickens; one son, Adell Dickens; grandson, Nathan Allen Dickens; two granddaughters, Alicia Darlene Dickens and Alison Dickens; a sister, Kate McLaughlin; two brothers, Ules (Pud) Owens and J.T. Owens. Elgin's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Elgin's pallbearers were Loren, Doyle Wayne and Jarod Dickens, Sam Slater, Charles Dickens, Kirby Sanders, Morgan Young and Alex Stauffer. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Owens and Boyd Owens. Visitation was held Sunday, August 28, 2011 fr4om 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
8 February 2012
MARY EVELYN DICKENS

Mary Evelyn Dickens of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 3, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mary was orn May `1, 1941 in Booneville, Arkansas to the late Claude A. Dickens and Corda Lee Gilkey Dickens. Mary was 70 years, 8 monrhs and 22 days old. Mary attended the Waldron First Assembly of God Church. Mary worked for 10 years in Little Rock, Arkansas in a nursing home. When she wasn't working Mary could be found fishing anywhere the fish was biting. She enjoyed listening to records and without too much convincing she could be persuaded to go shopping. In her retirement years, Mary loved taking care of her cat and watching television. Her memory, one son Les Ming of Bauxite, Arkansas and three grandchildren Alex, Kylie and Leslie Ming. Mary is also survived by two sisters Pat McFarland of Waldron, Arkansas and Minnie Owe of Barling, Arkansas and one brother Sam Dickens of Alma, Arkansas. Mary will forever be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and close dear friends. Mary's life clebration will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary's visitation will be Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary's pallbearers will be Norman Holt, Travis McCubbin, Roudy Perez, James Lee Holt, Terry Joe Holt and Robin Singleton.

The Waldron News
25 July 2007
ROBERT P. "BOB" DICKENS

Robert P. "Bob" Dickens, 56, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Thursday, July 19, 2007 in his home in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was owner and operator of Dickens Upholstery for 20 years, a guitarist in a local band and was a Buddhist. Memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Dickens of the home; two daughters, Rachael Dickens of Ft. Smith, AR and Melanie Sharp of Denver, CO; three sisters, Mary Dickens and Patsy McFarland both of Waldron, AR and Minnie Owen of Greenwood, AR; one brother, Sam Dickens of Van Buren, AR; and one grandchild.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
BERNICE A. DICKERSON

Bernice A. Dickerson, age 80, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011. Visitation will be 1 - 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 both at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Hilery and Lores Ammons and 7 siblings. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Dickerson; children, Karen Dickerson, Richard (Terry) Dickerson, Jeff (Debra) Dickerson, Lori (Keith) Kopp; grandchildren, Jennifer, Donya, Charity, Brandon and Trenton; brother Bill (Jo) Ammons; numerous nieces and nephews. Send condolences and view tributes via www.smithfamilymortuaries.com

The Waldron News
5 October 2011
CHARLES DICKSON

Charles Dickson, age 81, of Hollis passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011. He was born May 25, 1930 in Steve, Arkansas to the late James Walker & Beadie Rachel Tiller Dickson. He was a Korean Army veteran, member of the Pentecostal Church and Mason. Survivors include sons, Tim Dickson of Waldron; Nick Dickson of Little Rock; daughter & son-in-law, Cindy & Tony Rankin of Chickalah; brothers, James Dickson of Hollis, Robert Dickson of Watson, AR; Raymond Dickson of Jessieville; sisters, Wilmer Purdon of Fayetteville, TN; Lillian Millard of Hot Springs; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
25 May 2005
VERDA LOUISE DIEDRICH

Verda Louise Diedrich, 71, of Heavener, Oklahoma died Monday, May 23, 2005 in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was a life long resident of the area. She was a member of the Heavener Free Will Baptist Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Heavener High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary (Beam) Thomas and two sisters, Marylene Nix and Jimmie Rae Thompson. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles Diedrich; one daughter, Lenora Jordan of Granite, OK; two sons, Tommy Diedrich and wife Betty of Heavener, OK and Harold Diedrich and wife Kim of Wister, OK; seven grandchildren, Kristie & Jimmie Hight of Heavener, OK, Kellie & Greet Gatlin of Lequire, OK, Julie & Mike Shubert of Heavener, OK, Steven & Liz Jordan of Bosnia, Kaycee & Ricky McAfee of Monroe, OK, Jessie & Debbie Bowen of Hodgen, OK, Shawn McDonald of Heavener, OK; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
JIMMY BENJAMIN DILBECK

Jimmy Benjamin Dilbeck of Mena passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007 in the Waldron Nursing Center. He was born June 17, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas. His age being 84 years and 14 days. Mr. Dilbeck was the son of the late Beaulah Me Cougan Dilbeck. He was a United States Air Force veteran, lived in California, moving back to Mena later to farm and trade in cattle and horses. He is survived by three sisters, Eula Mae Bass and husband Roy of Parks, AR, Faye Dilbeck of Ft. Smith, AR and Minnie Cossey and husband Kenneth of Mena, AR; four brothers, Berlin Dilbeck of Ft. Smith, AR, Herbert Dilbeck and wife Maxine of Mena, AR, Harvey Dilbeck, Jr. and wife Korine of Mena, AR and John Dilbeck and wife Virginia of Hatfield, AR; numberous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mollie Marie Dilbeck and Lizzie Bell Dilbeck. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the Rock Springs Cemetery with Bro. Leonard Cogburn, Bro. Leroy Bass and Bro. Roy Bass officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Michael Dilbeck, Daniel Bass, Billy Marks, Johnny Bass, Samuel Bass, Ronald Stoley, Jessie Bass and Gilbert Meredith.

The Waldron News
1 October 2014
HAZEL FAYE DINGLER

Hazel Faye Dingler of Y-City, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Y-City, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Hazel was born January 19, 1924 in Weatherford, Texas to Isaac W. Plumlee and Virginia (Lovett) Plumlee. Hazel was 90 years, 7 months and 30 days old. Hazel enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. More than anything Hazel loved spending time with her family. Hazel leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, James Mason and his wife Juanita of Hartford, Arkansas; two daughters, Betty Singleton and husband Lee of Y-City, Arkansas and Alice Singleton and husband Vernal Singleton of Y-City, Arkansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her 14 grandchildren: Judy Mason, Pam Mason, Jamie Mason, Todd Mason, Richard Singleton, Joanna Singleton, Jeanette Ward, Lisa Singleton, Peggy Tinsley, Leonard Singleton, Donna McCollum, Steven Singleton, Vernal Carl Singleton and Chelsey Singleton. Hazel will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Virginia Plumlee, and her husbands, James Mason, John Inks and Roy Dingler as well as one granddaughter, Sherry Mason. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
GENEVA DISMUKES

Geneva Dismukes, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Geneva is survived by three daughters, Judith Ballard and husband John of Joplin, Missouri, Jan Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Carolyn Book and husband Ronald of Tyrone, Georgia, seven grandchildren, Mark Ripley, Christine Conner, Sara Dismukes, Rich, Jonathan Book, Jason Book, Angela Sikorski and Lara Whitaker. Geneva is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Ethel Armstrong, three sisters, Cleo Bandy, Pauline Woods, Leigh Maass and one brother Wade Armstrong. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with interment to follow in the Hartford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing was Monday, January 17, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
19 November 2003
FLORENCE DIXON

Florence Cherry Dixon, age 84, of Mansfield, died Friday November 14, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Reginald B. Cherry, Sr. and Malcolm Dixon. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Reginald Cherry and his wife Linda of Mansfield, Christopher Cherry and his long time partner Lori Fay of Mansfield, two grandchildren, Scott Cherry and his wife Jennifer, DeAnna Stewart and her husband Davant, all of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are three great-grandsons, Paul and Peter Stewart and Tyler Cherry (due to arrive in December) all of Houston, Texas, three nieces and one nephew all from out of state. A private family burial is planned at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Methodist Church, P.O. Box 56, Mansfield, Arkansas 72944.

The Waldron News
9 March 2011
BARBARA JEAN DOAK

Barbara Jean Doak, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, February 27, 2011 at her home. Barbara was born March 15, 1936 in Rochester, New York to the late Arthur and Loretta Adell (Rotnour) Stevens. Barbara grew up in Neward shere her six children were born, Debbie, Don, Izzy, Vern, Lorey and Junior. In 1976 Barbara moved to Dumas, Texas where she met her husband Eddie Doak. Barbara and Eddie took their lives journey together to Waldron, Arkansas, always wanting to be by the others side until death they do part. Barbara is survived by her husband, Edward Doak of the home; three daughters, Debra and husband David Gray of Poteau, Oklahoma, Elizabeth and husband Doug Knight of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Loretta Murray and Richard Davis of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Donald and wife Cheryl Murray of Borger, Texas, Vernon Murray of Dumas, Texas, Clinton and wife Tanya Murray of Dumas, Texas; one step-daughter, Melissa Bedker of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Barbara is also survived by two brothers, Roger Bush and William Bush of New York state; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. We will always have our mom and grandma in our hearts. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their childrens children. Psalm 10 3:17 NIV. Barbara's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Barbara's pallbearers will be Don Murray, Vern Murray, Clint Murray, Doug Knight, David Gray and Remundo Ortiz, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Danford, Davey Gray, John Gray, Erik Gabel and Richard Davis. Barbara's visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 December 2002
SIMONE JEANNE MARCELE DOCKINS

Simone Jeanne Marcele Dockins was born on November 14, 1925 in Biebrich, Germany and left this earth on November 29, 2002 in Fort Smith. She was 77 years old living with her beloved husband of 53 years, Bill Dockins. She lived her last 14 years in Waldron, AR where she enjoyed going yard-saling, fishing, and taking drives through the country. She also enjoyed going to Black Hawk, Colorado. Simone, "Mona," is survived by her husband Wilbur "Bill" Dockins of Waldron; three children, Jurgen "Yogi" Grandcourt of Denver, CO, Ruth Green of Louisville, KY and Ronald Dockins of Mansfield. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 30, 2002 in Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. The Good Lord blessed us all by bringing Mona "Mamma" into this world. The life she gave to all of us will live on forever. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. She will always be in our hearts. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8006, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

Scott County Times
19 December 2001
ALICE DOCTOLERO

Alice Marie Doctolero joined her beloved husband Juan in eternal rest on November 21, 2001. She was born in Scott County, Arkansas on December 29, 1930 and moved to Kern County as a child of the Dust Bowl. Her parents, Florence and James E. Hattabaugh and daughter Mary Evelyene preceded Alice in death. Survivors include her daughter Juanita Barrett and husband Mel; one son, John Doctolero; grandchildren, Tim Peckler and wife Sherry, Sara Barrett, Angie Florez and husband Gaspar, and Laura, Alisha, Michael, Shawn and Chance Doctolero; one sister, Evelyn Selbach and husband Archie; one brother Bill Hattabaugh and wife Joyce and one brother, Jim Hattabaugh and wife Judy; numerous nieces and nephews and two great-grandsons, Vincent Peckler and Nathaniel Aparicio.

To California she came with the dust.
She and Johnny worked from dawn 'til dusk
And, at the end of many a day
All they could give their babies was a thin crust.
No diamonds or furs or castles on earth
But, in heaven God knows her true worth.
Don't cry or feel sad on this day
For we know she is happy with the parents who gave her birth.

Services were held on Monday, November 21, 2001 at Arvin Funeral Home, 600 Tucker St., Arvin. Interment followed in the South Kern Cemetery on Vineland Rd.

The Waldron News
13 November 2013
BRUCE H. DORR

Bruce H. Dorr of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday evening, November 9, 2013 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Bruce was born to Sherman Elmer and Bertha (Bookout) Dorr in Muskogee, Oklahoma on May 12, 1933. Bruce was 80 years, 5 months and 25 days old. Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Kathy Hattabaugh of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sons, Joe Dorr of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Perry Dorr of Waldron, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Sherry and Brook Scamardo, Jason and Justin Dorr, Whit Jameson, Lydia and Brett Dorr, Geri Hodgson, Bud Hodgson, Laura and Marisa Hattabaugh; two great grandchildren, Madison Grace Renah Dorr, Jacob Christopher Dorr; one brother, John Dorr of Delano, California; and a very special friend, Linda Davis of Waldron, Arkansas. Bruce's life celebration service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bruce's pallbearers will be Seth Feimster, Bobby Christman, Larry "Peewee" Russell, Russell Hale, Kyle Owens, Floyd Brown, Mark Tinder. Bruce's honorary pallbearers will be all of his hunting buddies. Bruce's visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
14 December 2005
GRACE DORR

Grace Dorr, age 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 10, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband Bruce of the home; one daughter, Kathy Hattabaugh of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sons, Joe Dorr and Perry Dorr both of Waldron, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Sherry and Brook Scamardo, Jason and Justin Dorr, Whit Jameson, Lydia and Brett Dorr, Bud Hodgson, Laura and Marisa Hattabaugh; one great grandchild, Madison Grace Renah Dorr; one sister, Lois Zanike of Visalia, California; one brother, Melvin McCurley of Fruita, Colorado. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Tinder, Nickey Hunt, Charlie Allen, Kyle Owens, Gary Shaddon and Jeff Cabe. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Temple Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
REV. ALTON DORROUGH

Rev. Alton Dorrough, 80, of Mansfield, AR died on October 22, 1999 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a retired Master Sergeant of the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scott-Sebastian Post 8245 in Huntington, AR. He had pastored churches in Dover, Caulksville, Waldron and Mansfield as well as two churches in Oklahoma. He was also a Mason. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 1999 at Coop Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by his wife, Rachel of the home; one daughter, Martha Ann Young of Mansfield; two sons, Gene Dorrough of Rogers, AR and Douglas Dorrough of Mansfield, AR; one sister, Marie Harned of Colorado; two brothers, Henry Dorrough, Jr. of Dardanelle, AR and Luther Dorrough of Hot Springs, AR; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bob Ford, Richard Hogge, Neil Hurt, Glenn Hurt, Donald Williams and Dennis Van Meter. Honorary pallbearers were Jerrel Plummer, Charlie Williams, Josh Albritton and Lloyd Dodd.

The Waldron News
13 August 2008
RACHEL RUTH DORROUGH

Rachel Dorrough, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter Martha and husband Richard Young of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sons Gene and wife Linda Dorrough of Exeter, California, Doug and wife Marlene Dorrough of Mansfield, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, fifth generation great-great grandchild due in November; one brother Colin Slate of Booneville, Arkansas; four sisters, Betty Dodd of Ft. Worth, Texas, Elsie Allen of Mansfield, Arkansas, Bertha Burrows of Mansfield, Arkansas, Linda Brown of Mansfield, Arkansas. Preceded in death by husband of 58 years Rev. Alton Dorrough. Funeral service was 10:00 am Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville, Arkansas with interment at the Coop Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Garrett Carson, Jarrod Carson, Steve Dorrough, Kelsey Dorrough, Josh Albritton, Rickie Williams and Brad Dorrough. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church or to the Gideon Bible Foundation.

The Waldron News
31 December 2008
BEATRICE DORRSCHUCK

Beatrice Dorrschuck, 101, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at her home. She was a teacher. She is survived by two daughters, June Barnett, May McCain, two grandchildren, Nathan and Don Newell, two great-grandchildren, Jeffery Newell, Tabatha Black, four great-great grandchildren, Levi, Kayleb, Gavin and Matthew Black. She will be cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
29 September 2010
FLORENE MARIE DOUGLAS

Florene Marie Douglas, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three daughters Carolyn Terrill and husband John of Waldron, Arkansas; Marilyn Littleton and husband Dewey of Magazine, Arkansas; Cindy Lawrence and husband Buddy of Booneville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Rebecca Henney and husband Paul of Greenbrier, Arkansas; Jason Littleton and wife Amy of Little Rock, Arkansas; Caitlin Staton and husband Codey of Lavaca, Arkansas; four great-grandchildren Taylor Smith, Samantha Smith, Aiden Henney, Conner Staton; one sister Corene Stinson and husband Harold of Waldron, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband Thurman Douglas; two brothers Dan Howell, Jimmy Howell and her parents, Cyril and Jewell Howell. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2010 at Duncan Cemetery with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
5 November 2003
PAUL A. DOUGLAS

Paul A. Douglas, age 76, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Saturday, November 1, 2003 at his home. He was born on September 7, 1927 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Lewis and Effie Douglas He was a devout Baptist. He served his country in World War II. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office where he worked 29 years in El Reno, OK. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn; two sons, Larry Joe Douglas and wife Sandy of Mary Esther, FL and Paul Michael Douglas and wife Carla of Oklahoma City, OK; one grandson, Joseph Michael Douglas; one brother, Merle Douglas of Tulsa, OK, several cousins, nieces and nephews of the Waldron area survive him. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, PO Box 17887, Pensacola, FL 32522 or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the National Cremation Society, a memorial service to be held at a later date.

The Waldron News
2 January 2002
ALLIE DOUTHIT

Allie Douthit, age 82, of Gravelly, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born September 17, 1919 at Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Cecil and Lula Hunnicutt Gwin. She was a livelong native of Gravelly, a homemaker, a school teacher and Sunday school teacher. She attended Mulberry Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Loyd Douthit; two sisters, Beatrice Garner Yeats of Gravelly and Eunice Kendrick of Dardanelle; a brother, Troy Lee Gwin of Dardanelle; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Douthit of Fort Smith and Emmett and Lois Douthit of Lonoke; 13 nieces and nephews, Garry Garner, Jerry Ferguson and Rodney Gwin all of Gravelly; Rodney Garner of North Little Rock; Peggy Pickens of Pickens, AR; Linda Michaels of Bentonville; Doris Stokes and Ann Holley of Fort Smith; Peggy Dowdy of Carlisle; Margie Ennis of Russellville; Rhonda Gwin of Dardanelle; Harold Rousseau of Louisiana and C.D. Gwin of Oklahoma. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly with Rev. Jim Bates officiating, assisted by Garry Garner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were John Holley, Bill Stokes, James Dowdy, Garry Garner, Rodney Garner and Hal Rosseau.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
MILDRED DOWIS

Mildred Gnau Dowis, 90, of Hot Springs died Monday, January 19, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. She was born March 27, 1918 in Beaudry, Arkansas to the late Ezra and Flora (Shaw) Baldwin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs. She is survived by her son, Edward Gnau and his wife Patsy of Hot Springs, two daughters, Reita Plummer and her husband Paul of Waldron, AR and Kay Greenwood of Fayetteville, AR. She is also survived by six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, her first husband, Fay Gnau and her second husband Weldon Dowis. Graveside services were held 10:00 am Thursday, January 22, at Crestview Cemetery with Rev. Robert Sowell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your own church.

The Waldron News
12 February 2003
MICHAEL ROSS DOWNIE

Michael Ross Downie, a long time resident of the Bates, Arkansas community, passed away on December 11, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas after a brief battle with cancer. He was born July 29, 1945 to Lt. Wilbur Ross and Willie Mae Downie at Las Vegas, Nevada. After moving to San Antonio, Mike gave up his work in heavy equipment to pursue a long standing interest in gems and jewelry. He spent the last two years of his life designing and creating custom made jewelry. At the time of his death he was employed as chief jeweler and appraiser for the twelve Money Mart Pawn and Jewelry stores in the San Antonio area. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nettye M. Casey and his father, W. Ross Downie, Lt. Col. USAF. Survivors includ his wife, Darlene; sons Michael A. Downie, Henry W. Taylor and wife Cheryl; brothers, David R. Downie, Patrick A. Downie and wife Lori; mother Willie Mae "Billie" Downie and three grandchildren.

Scott County Times
13 September 2000
LINDA DOWNS

Linda Jean Downs, 48, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, September 1, 2000, in a Booneville hospital. She was a homemaker. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Juli DesOraeaux of Mansfield and Vikki Jones of Monroe, Oklahoma; one son, James Downs II of Mansfield; one sister, Donna Ola Dunlap of Norridge Walk, Maryland; and one grandchild, Caitlin.

The Waldron News
12 July 2006
JERRY LEE DOYEL

Jerry Lee (Goose) Doyel, 47, of Bates, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in his home. He was a maintenance worker at Tyson Foods in Waldron, Arkansas. Graveside funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Gibson Cemetery with interment in the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his mother Wanda Doyel of the home; one sister and brother-in-law, Clara and Mike Duncan of Bates, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Freddie Woodral of Bates, Arkansas; two nieces, three nephews, nine great nieces and nephews; a host of close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lucian Doyel and one sister, Linda Woodral. Pallbearers were Aaron Duncan, Donnie Hill, Richie Sanders, Gary Sanders, Greg Sanders, Terry Nix and Jerrod Nix.

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
L.D. DOYEL

L.D. Doyel, 69, of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. L.D. was born in Waldron, Arkansas on June 29, 1939, the son of the late Delmer L. Doyel and Lois M. (Miller) Frazier. He spent 8 years in the national guard in California. He worked at Hardwood Products Corp. for 20 years. Then worked at Tyson for 13 years. He retired from there in 2003. His idea of fun was cleaning up and working on the small place that we own east of Waldron. He loved the Langston Family reunions that we have had. L.D. is survived by his wife of 46 years Alla Merle of the home; a daughter, Cheryl Jean Muldoon and her husband Johnny of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two sons, James David Doyel of Waldron, Arkansas and Ronald Dee Doyel and wife Vickie of Mulberry, Arkansas. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Cassandra McGriff, Michael McGriff, Kirk McGriff, Brandi Humphries, Brittney Doyel, Ryan Doyel, Jennifer Gonzales; six great grandchildren. L.D. is also survived by four sisters, Katherine Hope of Waldron, Arkansas, Margaret Finney of Waldron, Arkansas, Enola Gay Webber of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Patricia Ann Doyel of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two brothers, Wayne Lee of Aberdeen, MD, Kenneth of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Doyel, a great granddaughter, Patience Lachelle Jones, and a brother, Robert (Bob) Doyel. L.D.'s funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 9th, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Mike Dugan officiating, with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Allen Del Hope, Bobby Owens, Paul Langston, Thomas Langston, Ronnie Coyle, Wes Goodner. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Young, Buddy Lawrence, Ray Doyle, Nathan Goodner.

Scott County Times
2 March 2005
LUCIAN DOYEL

Lucian Doyel, age 77 of Bates died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 in his home. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service and an avid hunter. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Woodral. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Doyel of the home; one daughter, Clara Duncan of Bates; one son, Jerry Doyel of the home; one sister, Elva VanDeWiele of Waldron; one brother, Paul Doyel of Depew, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Freddie Woodral, Jr., Doyel Woodral, Jody Underwood, Allita Smith, Jeff Duncan and seven great grandchildren. Graveside services were at 10:00 am Friday, February 25, 2005 at Gibson Cemetery with burial at Gibson Cemetery in Bates under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Hill, Richie Sanders, Harvey Parker, Terry Nix, Ted Johnston, Freddie Woodral, Jeff Duncan, Lanson Smith.

Scott County Times
15 December 2004
ROBERT DOYEL

Robert Bob Doyel, age 69, of Waldron died Saturday, December 11, 2004 in his home. He was a retired service station attendant and jailer. He attended the Pilot Prairie Church. He is survived by his wife Ruby Mitts Doyel of Waldron; two step daughters, Sonia Powell of Waldron and Tammy Lux of Ratcliff, Arkansas; two step sons, Lonnie Mitts of Benton, Arkansas and Darrell Mitts of Waldron; four sisters, Kathy Hope of Booneville, Arkansas, Margaret Finney of Waldron, Gay Shiflet and Patricia Doyel both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three brothers, L.D., Kenny and Wayne all of Waldron; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Amos Zimmer, Jerrel Plummer, Larry Brown, John Paul Davidson, Bud Hunt and Ronald Doyel.

The Waldron News
20 July 2011
WANDA B. DOYEL

Wanda B. Doyel, 80, of Bates, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in her home in Bates. Wanda is survived by her daughter Clora Duncan and husband Mike of Bates; sister Janice Sanders and husband Larry of Wister, OK; five grandchildren, Freddie Woodral and wife Julie of Waldron, Anita Smith and husband Lanson of Watson, OK, Doyel Woodral of Heavener, OK, Jeff Duncan and wife Susan of Bates, and Jodie Underwood and husband Robert of Bates; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Lucian Doyel, daughter Linda Woodral, son Jerry Doyel, sister Jonita Treadwell, and four brothers, Harris, Charles, Grayson and Bob Page. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Gipson Cemetery with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing will be Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Scott County Times
7 August 2002
ETHA LORRAINE DOYLE

Ft. Smith--Graveside services for Etha Lorraine Doyle, 83, of Ft. Smith were held Monday, August 5, at 2 pm at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Doyle died Friday, August 2, 2002 at a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a WWII veteran, a retired employee of Rheem and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Gay Shiflet and Patricia Doyel both of Ft. Smith; a step-daughter, Kathy Hope of Booneville; two sons, Kenneth Finney and wife Margaret of Waldron and Wayne Doyel and wife Misty of Aberdeen, Maryland; two step-sons, Bob Doyel and LD Doyel both of Waldron; one sister, Edna Faye Cooper of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, Lloyd Finney of Venice, California; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
FLARABEL DOZIER

Flarabel Dozier, 95, of Waldron, died Sunday, April 25 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Waldron First Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons: Wando Newberry and Frankie Newberry. Funeral service was at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Watkins of Waldron; three sons: Jerry Newberry of Crosby, Tex; Charles Newberry of Waldron and Dickie Newberry of Waldron; one sister, Donnie Shipley of Kansas; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were J.D. Newberry, Mark Watkins, Jerry Don Newberry, David Newberry, Dean Brown and Brent Keener. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
16 April 2003
ADELINE DRAGOO

Adeline Dragoo, age 86, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, Arpil 13 in a Tulsa hospital. She was born July 30, 1918 in Genoa, Arkansas to the late Clarence and Ethel Sanders Barto. She graduated high school from St. Michael's Academy in Dallas, Texas in 1934. Adeline was a care giver, a member of the Sunshine Club, a member of St. John Axillary Club in Tulsa and attended St. Pius Catholic Church in Tulsa. Adeline met and married Burton Leo Dragoo in 1935 at Del Rio, Texas and ten children was added to their union. She is preceded in death by her husband, Burt, three sons, Kenneth, George and Joseph, one daughter, Ann, and one grandson, Travis Dragoo. Adeline is survived by two sons, Loys Dragoo of El Verta, California and Richard Dragoo of Waldron; four daughters, Darlene Gerbig of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jessie of Tulsa, Sharon Bennett of Prue, Oklahoma and Cindy Johnson of Abbott, Arkansas; nineteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. M.C. Yandell officiating. Interment will follow at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Michael Brown, Jeremy Johnson, Jerrod Johnson, John Schneeberger, Jeffery Dragoo and Greg Schneeberger. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Johnson, Clyde Hawkins, Shawn Dragoo, Devin Dragoo and Paul Bennett. Adeline was a caregiver all her life, caring for her ten children, her grandchildren and close friends of her children. She always welcomed everyone to her home with the care and compassion of a loving mother. We will miss and love you forever, mom. Your Loving Family.

The Waldron News
28 July 2010
DESSIE DRAPER

Dessie Draper, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Friday July 23, 2010 in the Waldron hospital. She spent most of her life working at home as a mother and housewife, but did spend a few years working as a part-time custodian at the Waldron Middle School. Dessie was a member of Hon Baptist Church. She was born in Hon, Arkansas on April 15, 1935. Her parents were the late Buford and Marie Newman. Dessie is survived by two sons David Draper of Waldron, Arkansas, Donald Draper of Booneville, Arkansas, one daughter and son-in-law Delinda and Joey Fuller of Branson, Missouri; three grandchildren Jacob and Danielle Fuller of Branson, Missouri, Les Nuckolls and wife Ashley of Wister, Oklahoma, three great-grandchildren Kaden, Austin and Savannah Nuckolls, one sister Geraldine Newman of Wichita, Kansas, one brother Frankie Thompson of McCloud, Oklahoma, eleven nephews and nieces and her best friend Linda Barnett of Waldron. Dessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dwaine, one daughter Darla, one daughter-in-law Vicki and one sister Ann Wagner. Funeral services were Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were David Draper, Donald Draper, Joey Fuller, Jacob Fuller, Les Nuckolls, Randy Barnett and Nelson Napier. Honorary Pallbearers were Toby Newman, J.W. Newman, Donnie Thompson, William Wagner, Johnny Barnett, Jon David Barnett and W.L. Aspinwall.

The Waldron News
26 August 1998
REV. SIDNEY DWAINE DRAPER

Rev. Sidney Dwaine Draper, 64, of Waldron, died Saturday, August 22, 1998 in at Sparks Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist minister who pastored several churches in the Buckner Association, a retired saw mill worker, and a member of Hon Baptist Church. He was born at Boles on May 11, 1934. He was the son of the late Rev. Oliver Sidney and Laura Mandy Draper. He was preceded in death by daughter, Darla Draper and sister, Wilma Robinson. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Nelms, Rev. Johnnie Dorr and Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Burial was a Lower Center Point Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Dessie Mae, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Delinda Ann and Joey Fuller, of Greenwood; two sons: David Wayne Draper, and Donald William Draper, both of Waldron; mother- in-law: Marie Newman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six sisters: Mildred Deer, of Dierks, Oma Lee Manis, of Monticello, Mary Hurst of Dumas, Lorane Crook, of Dumas, Willivia Bunting, of Burkman and Jeanie Fish, of Dumas; one brother, Norman Draper, of Pine Bluff; 48 nieces and nephews; 147 great and great-great nieces and nephews. He also had many loving friends. Pallbearers were Johnny Barnett, Wallace Aspinwall, Glen Soderling, Curtis Billings, Dois Gene Preston and Elzie Gene Barnett, Honorary pallbearers were Norman Draper, Bryant Newman, Johnny Smith, Terry Sherrill and Bobby Cheesman.

The Waldron News
13 October 1999
VIDA PEARL DREWREY

Vida Pearl Drewrey, 63, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died on Thursday, October 7, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 11 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Booneville, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Drewrey; two sons, Leslie Taylor of Mansfield and Chester Jones of Sugar Loaf; her mother, Elsie Farris of Mansfield, AR; one sister, Patricia Williams of Huntington; five brothers, William Farris of Booneville, Irvin Farris of Booneville, Billy Wayne Farris of Magazine, Truman Farris of Mansfield and Daniel Farris of Siloam Springs; three grandchildren, Andy Taylor, Angela Taylor and Jason Jones; two great-grandchildren, Destiny Taylor and Angel Taylor. Pallbearers were Melvin Farris, Steven Williams, Chester Jones, Leslie Taylor, Jason Jones and Andy Taylor.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
HELEN ANN DROZDOWSKI

Helen Ann Drozdowski, 74, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Saturday, January 27, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was of the Catholic faith and a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, David Drozdowski of Y-City, Arkansas, Ted Drozdowski of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Bill Drozdowski of Irving, Texas, Michael Drozdowski of Greenwood, Arkansas, four sisters, Mary Hamara of New Milford, Pennsylvania, Irene Bateman of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Margaret Zvodar of Exton, Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Belko of Slidell, Louisiana, two brothers, John Hamara of Coatsville, Pennsyl- vania and Jake Hamara of Caln, Pennsylvania, fourteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, January 29, 2001 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. Pallbearers were all family members.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
TIFFANY DROZDOWSKI

Tiffany Leigh Drozdowski, 5 months, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, September 2, 2001 in a Little Rock hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, David and Lisa Drozdowski, Jr. of the home; one brother, Anthony Drozdowski of the home; paternal grandfather, David Drozdowski, Sr. of Y-City, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Margo Parish of Huntington, Arkansas; paternal step-grandmother, Carolyn Drozdowski of Y-City, Arkansas; paternal step-grandfather, Paul Parish of Huntington, Arkansas; paternal step-great grandmother, Wanda Parish of Waldron; paternal step-great great grandmother, Stella Butler of Waldron; maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Charles Beals of Cedarville, Arkansas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Waldron News
8 February 2006
EVELENA DUGAN

Mrs. Evalena Dugan, age 81, of Mena passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in Mena. She was born June 29, 1924 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Henry Bain and Matilda Rodgers Bain. She was united in marriage to Joseph Dugan. Mrs. Dugan was a homemaker and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband Joseph Dugan of Mena, Arkansas; son, Larry May of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; daughters, Geraldine Shaddon of Waldron, Arkansas, Ellen Shaddon of Waldron, Arkansas; brothers, Thurman Bain of Waldron, Arkansas and Clifford Ray Bain of Hammond, Louisiana; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Eva Jean Ledbetter, a brother, Wesley Bain, and a sister, Annie Bee Tucker. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Jordan and Norm Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Daniel Shaddon, Adam Shaddon, Kenneth May, James Allen, Joshua Hutchens and Mike Dugan. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Dickson and Jim Kincaid.

The Waldron News
14 January 2009
DONALD LEE DUNCAN

Donald Lee Duncan, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at his home in Waldron. Donald was an avid motorcycle rider and builder, he was a member of numerous motorcycle associations including the Christian Motorcycle Association, and the Bikers Against Child Abuse. he was also a veteran of Vietnam and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He is survived by his wife Pamela Duncan of the home; daughter Shara Kipp; step-daughter Angela Williams and husband Erik; step-son Kyle Goolsby; mother Jaque Layne Duncan; brother Bruce Wayne Duncan; mother-in-law Kay Eaves; brother and sister-in-law Steven and Debbie Eaves; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Monday, January 12, 2009 at the Lower Center Point Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
9 April 2003
DORIS DUNCAN

Doris Jean Duncan, 68, of Bosworth, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri. She was born June 14, 1934 at Dean Lake, Missouri, the daughter of Alvin E. and Dorothy Price King. She attended schools at Dean Lake and Triplett, Missouri. On November 3, 1979 she married Russell J. Duncan in Carrollton, Missouri. He survives at the home. Doris Jean was a housewife and mother. She attended the Christian Church. Doris is survived by three children: Barbara Jean Connors, Raytown, Missouri; Alan Lee Garrison, Jefferson City, Missouri and Thomas Alvin Garrison, Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Joan Cummings, Sedalia, Missouri; two brothers, Morris Hugh King, Belton, Missouri and Douglas Alvin King, Norborne, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, William Joseph Garrison; one daughter, Vickie Pinkepank; one grandson, Maxwell Scott Jackson; and one nephew, Bradley King, son of Morris and Bonnita King. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2003 at Gibson Funeral Home, Bosworth, Missouri with Reverend Lanny Lybarger officiating. Burial was in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to Wharton Cemetery in memory of Mrs. Duncan. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633.

Scott County Times
24 October 2001
ELMER DUNCAN

Elmer Dewey Duncan, 80, of Waldron died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of Cauthron Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II and Korea. He also belonged to the Scott County Fox and Wolf Hunters Association. He is remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by one son, Elmer Lee Duncan. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Cauthron Baptist Church with burial following at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Mike A Duncan of Bates and Steve Duncan of Waldron; four sisters, Marie Newman of Oklahoma City, Etta Newman of Mansfield, Edith Thompson of Waldron and Louise Thompson of Russellville, Arkansas; three brothers, Jim Duncan of Pocola, Oklahoma, Sammie Duncan and Loyd Duncan both of Cauthron; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Troy Nevills, Kenneth Nevills, Lloyd McDaniel, Lonnie McDaniel, Leonard Russell and Tommy Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Henry McDaniel, Bobo McDaniel, Bobby Don Helms, Jim Naylor, Gerald Martin, Charles Cox, Carl Lockhard, Doyle Winters, Otis Womach and friends too numerous to mention.

The Waldron News
23 February 2005
ILA MARIE DUNCAN

Ila Marie Duncan, 91, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died Thursday, February 17, 2005 in her home. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and a retired teacher in Waldron Public Schools. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Jim Duncan of Oklahoma City, OK; one grandson, Donald Williams Duncan; two great-granddaughters, Windy and Misty; one great-great granddaughter, Summer, and one great-great grandson, Stormy.

The Waldron News
26 April 2006
LARRY DUNCAN

Larry Duncan, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006 in a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital. He was a truck driver for Wal-Mart and a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Duncan of the home; three daughters, Stephanie Watkins of Palestine, TX, Jennifer Jerozal of Kingwood, TX, Brandi Carnes of Palestine, TX; one son, Mike Duncan of Waldron, AR; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Jimmy Piles, Kenneth Vaughn, Jimmy Shannon, Andy Richmond, Charles Goodner and Butch Johnston. Honorary pallbearers were James Jeffery and Bobby Ballard.

Scott County Times
5 January 2005
LELA DUNCAN

Lela T. Duncan, age 93, of Waldron died Monday, January 3, 2005 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Pilot Prairie Church and widow of Bud Duncan. She is survived by one son, Larry Duncan of Waldron; a twin sister, Lena Jones of Waldron; four grandchildren, Michael Duncan of Waldron, Stephanie Watkins of Palestine, Texas; Brandi Carnes of Palestine, Texas; Jennifer Jerozal of Houston, Texas; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Darvin Hutchens, Bill Hutchens, Jerry Bob Hutchens, Wayne Johnson, Danny Rhyne and Vestal Lee Hutchens.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
LORETTA DUNCAN

Loretta Duncan, 64, of Waldron, died Thursday, July 2,1998 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6 in Bates Assembly of God Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron. Survivors include her husband, Loyd; one daughter, Rose Bates, of Waldron; two sons: Dennis Duncan and Carl Duncan, both of Waldron; two sisters: Doris Webb, of Chelan, Washington and Martha Pepper, of Bates; four brothers: M.C. Kelley, of Waldron, Charlie Kelley, of Texas, I.C. Kelley, of Texas and Jessie Kelley, of Cauthron; four grandchildren: Loyd Lee Bates, Alyssa Rose Duncan, Jordan Polk and Amber Polk. Pallbearers were Jimmy Kelley, Rick Page, Run Urban, Mike Duncan, Jeff Duncan and James Stuart. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
14 April 2010
LOYD DUNCAN

Loyd Duncan, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, April 8, 2010 in his home. Loyd was born January 1, 1930 in Maude, Oklahoma to the late Joseph and Audie (Young) Duncan. He was a member of the Bates Assembly of God Church and was retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory. Loyd is survived by his two sons, Dennis Duncan and wife Julie of Waldron, Arkansas, Carl Duncan of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter Rose Bates and husband Mark of Seattle, Washington; four grandchildren, Jordan, Amber and Alyssa Duncan, Loyd Lee Bates, all of Waldron, Arkansas; one great-grandson, Julian Max Shaddon; three sisters, Edith Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas, Louise Thompson of Russellville, Arkansas, Etta Newman of Mansfield, Arkansas; two brothers, Sammy Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas, Jim Duncan of Pocola, Oklahoma; and a special friend Maxine Huddleston of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Loretta Duncan; four sisters, Ella, Stella, Marie, Faye; six brothers, Willie, Joe, Dink, Jack, Freddie and Elmer. Loyd's graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Kirk Cemetery n Cauthron, Arkansas with Rev. Jason Goshorn officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His honorary pallbearers will be Troy Nevills, Gene Hill, Terry Nix, Rod Nix and O.B. Beshears.

The Waldron News
31 October 2012
PAMELA JEAN GOOLSBY DUNCAN

Pamela Jean Goolsby Duncan, 53, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Sunday October 21, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, Kyle Goolsby and Teric Penniman, one daughter Angela Williams and husband Eric, one step- daughter Shara Kipp, mother Kay (Long) Eaves and one brother Steven Eaves. She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Eaves, two husbands Jerry Goolsby and Donald Duncan. Visitation was Thursday October 25, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at Lower Center Point Cemetery with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
25 August 2004
TREVA ISABELLE DUNCAN

Treva Isabelle Duncan, age 102, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, August 20, 2004 in Fort Smith. She was born February 21, 1902 in Midland to Dr. Frederick R. Duncan and Dora Gladys Toler Duncan. She was a member of First Christian Church in Fort Smith, attended school in Waldron, Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She was a teacher where she taught school in Scott County, Arkansas at Waldron for a few years, and until her retirement she taught in the Fort Smith Public Schools. She was a member of local, state and national chapters of the Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Monday Reading Club. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Truman M. Duncan. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. The burial was at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron with no formal service at the cemetery. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gwen Duncan of Dighton, Kansas and several cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3600 Free Ferry Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or Methodist Nursing Home, 1915 South 74th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
6 March 2013
CAROLYN JOAN DUNGAN

Carolyn Joan Dungan, our precious sister, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, February 18 (2013.) She was born October 19, 1954 to the late Walter and Ann (Yandell) Tolbert. She is survived by her husband Chuck of the home, her four dogs Annie, Mackey, Sweetie and Joe, one son Jason Tebbetts and his wife Krystal, 3 grandchildren, Katelyn, Brantley and Blake of Morrilton; 2 brothers, Michael Tolbert and family of Bella Vista; Stephen Tolbert and family of Waldron; 2 sisters Sharon Garrison and family of Bella Vista, and Eva Rogers and family of Waldron; 7 nieces and nephews; 10 great nieces and nephews, lots of cousins and extended family and many friends. A memorial service was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church. Joan has put up a long hard fight the past 3 years, but God was kind enough to spare her further suffering. We are truly blessed that she was our wife, mother, sister and friend. She will be missed very much. We love you always, NoNo.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
AVA LOUISE HOLLEMAN DUNN

Ava Louise Holleman Dunn, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas entered into rest Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at home. She was born on August 9, 1930 as the youngest daughter to the late Erasmus and Amanda (Hawkins) Holleman and was raised in Keener, Arkansas. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church where she had been active in many positions over the years. Of the many honors and awards that she received in life, she only wanted to be remembered by one, and that was being a Christian. She loved working with young people, whether it was at church, at school, 4-H Club, Girl Scouts, or sports activities in which her children or grandchildren participated.She was the much loved wife of the late Jim D. Dunn, loving mother to Cheryl Travers and Gena Hardy and beloved grandmother to Jim Trenton Cox and Patrick (Trae) Travers III and great-grandmother to Brycen and Caleb Cox. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Alva Holleman, Auda Holleman, Alta Mae Davis and husband Raymond, Amma Bottoms and husband J.T., nephew Larry G. Bottoms, niece Suzanne Nelson, and son-in-law Rick Hardy. She is further survived by her brother, Herman Holleman and wife Daphine of Parks; sister, Allena Nelson and husband M.C. of Greenwood; son-in-law, Patrick Travers of Baku, Azerbaijan; grandaughter-in-law, Shauna Cox of Greenwood; niece, Tamara Nelson Fultz and husband John of Perryville; and nephew, Marty Nelson and wife Theresa of Greenwood; great nieces, Monah Fultz and Marley Glacgow and great nephews, Luke Fultz and Duke Nelson. Funeral was 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Sehorn Cemetery at Winfield, Arkansas. John Elmore, Keith Holleman, and Jackie Smith will conduct services under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Trenton Cox, Patrick (Trae) Travers, Marty Nelson, Tamara Fultz, Jarred Gillean and Aaron Gillean.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
DANIEL PRESTON DUNSON

Daniel Preston Dunson, 40, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 13, 2000 in Waldron, Arkansas as a result of an auto accident. He was in maintenance at Tyson Foods. Funeral service was a 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2000 at Waldron First Assembly of God Church with burial at Egypt Cemetery at Blue Ball, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Dunson of the home; three daughters, Kristy Dunson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Terri Garzon of Lawton, Oklahoma and Tamma Phillips of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Scott Dunson of the home; his mother, Jonnie Dunson of Magazine, AR; his father, Warren Clifton Dunson of Lubbock, TX; one sister, Delaine Dewitt of Magazine, AR; two brothers, Warren Dunson of Lubbock, TX and Joe Hawkins of Russellville, AR; and three grandchildren, Tarri, Kneesha and Kyna.

The Waldron News
18 September 2002
VIOLET ADAIR DUPONT

Violet Adair Dupont, 78, of Wagoner, Oklahoma died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 in a Wagoner nursing home. She was a homemaker, widow of Louie Adair, and of the Pentecostal faith. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14 at Helton Cemetery near Booneville, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Lillie Scoggin of Van Buren, AR; five sons, Johnny Adair and Doyle Adair both of Wagoner, OK, Jimmy Adair and Alonzo Adair both of Alma, AR, and Oscar Adair of Waldron, AR; four sisters, Irene Tedder of Panama, OK, Wilma Prince of Howe, OK, Lois Medley of Poteau, OK and Gladys Fessler of Illinois; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
27 February 2013
ELLA SUE ROACH DUPRE

Ella Sue Roach Dupre was born in Waldron, Arkansas on December 6, 1929. She passed away on February 8, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. Daughter of Carl and Thelma Roach of Waldron, Ella Sue was a long term resident of Tucson, Arizona, where she worked many years as a care-giver. Sue lived for over 35 years in her home located in the Old Historical District of Tucson, Arizona. Her home was near the University of Arizona and her greatest enjoyment was painting beautiful landscapes, scenes of Arizona and the American West. Sue has one daughter, Sandy Asher of Casa Grande, Arizona and one grandson, C.W. of Casa Grande, Arizona. Ella Sue was one of six children. She is survived by one brother, Ron Roach of McKinney, Texas, one nephew and six nieces. Ella's memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

The Waldron News
24 October 2007
WILLIAM JOHN DWYER, JR.

William John Dwyer, Jr., 46, of Harvey, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 at his home. He was a teacher. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Monroe Cemetery with interment at the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Lenea Pearl Dwyer of the home; two daughters, Makayla and Samantha of the home.

Scott County Times
26 March 2003
ANNA MAE DYSON

Waldron--Funeral services for Anna Mae Dyson, 90, of Waldron were held Monday, March 24, 2003 at 10 am at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Burial followed at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Dyson died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at a Waldron hospital. She was a retired candy factory worker and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include a daughter, Cora Owens and husband Jackie of Dutch Creek, Arkansas; two sons, Robert Glenn Dyson and wife Sherian of Waldron and Luther Wyatt Dyson and wife Marlene of Waldron; six grandchildren, Kimla Michelle Jones, Raymond Gary Dyson, Debra Ann Barnett, Richard Neal Owens, Rebecca Kathleen John and Rhea Kristeen Blankenship; twenty-one great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Jenning, Gary Clipper, Joe Walker, Billy Joe Hale, Jerry Yandell and Lesle Akins.

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