SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2017
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Scott County Times
1 February 2006
CHARLES EADS

Charles T. "Chuck" Eads, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired forklift mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Funeral services were at 10:00 am Monday, January 30, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with interment in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Dyer Eads of the home; two daughters, Carol Martinez of San Bernardino, California, LaWanna Ireland of Roldand, Oklahoma; three sons, Darrell Eads of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dennis Eads of San Bernardino, California, J.R. Hardwick of Muldrow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Edria Hart of Mansfield, Arkansas, Lola Caurtright of San Antonio, Texas; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Darrell Eads, J.R. Hardwick, Jason Eads, Ryan Cooper, Will Eads and Richard Coelho. Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice.

The Waldron News
15 April 1998
GEORGIA EARLS

Georgia Earls, 91, of Waldron died Tuesday, April 7,1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a restaurant cook. Funeral services were held at l0: 00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include five grandchildren: Gloria Kymer, of Barling, Ron Taylor, of Van Buren, Michael Raines, of Michigan, Don Raines, of Boston, Massachusetts and Lyles Raines, of Michigan; 11 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 July 2005
GLENN "FOX" EASLEY

Glenn "Fox" Easley, 47, of Krebs, Oklahoma died Sunday, July 9, 2005 at his home. He was born April 10, 1958 in South Gate, California to Lee and Syble Juanita Britton Easley. He was raised and attended schools in Waldron, Arkansas and graduated from Waldron High School. During high school Glenn excelled in baseball, football, track and basketball. He also attended Oklahoma State College. Glenn worked in funeral service for several years in the McAlester area and later worked for Edison's Plastic Plant. He then worked for the United States Army Ammunitions Plant where he was a railroad conductor for some 14 years. Glenn was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, Jeanetta Easley of the home; a daughter, Summer B. Watkins of McAlester, OK; a son, Chase L. Easley of the home; two grandsons, Caleb D. Whorton and Haven L. Watkins both of McAlester, OK; his mother, Juanita Easley Miller of Krebs, OK; three brothers, Billy L. and Linda Easley of Hoover, AL, Kenneth and Leah Miller of Krebs, OK and Ben Britton of Clover, SC; a sister-in-law, Sunyea Easley of Broken Arrow, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Easley and a brother, Johnie L. Easley. Graveside service was held on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, OK under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service with Rev. Jody Domingue and Rev. Richard Semtner officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Hogan, Rick Evans, Dave Parker, Richard Semtner, Jim Harvey and John Nash. Honorary pallbearers were the railroad gang at the United States Army Ammunitions Depot, Anne Garman, Steve Stringer, Dale Perkins, Bret McClain, Greg Burnett and Gene Allen Perkins.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
ELSIE F. EASTBURN

Elsie F. Eastburn, 87, of Northeast Kansas City, passed away August 2, 2011 at Shangri-La Rehab. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Eastburn was born October 11, 1923. Her husband Gordon preceded her in death. Elsie is survived by her daughters, Sandra Staggs (Danny) of Waldron, AR; Vernaice Walton, Denver, CO; Brenda Thomas (Jim) of KC, MO; Karen Skarvan (Jim) of Lee's Summit, and Vickie Oldfield of Lee's Summit; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 August 2013
KAY MADELINE EAVES

Kay Madeline Eaves of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, August 26, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay was born April 9, 1939 to Elmer Paul Long & Lillian Geraldine (Walker) Long in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kay was 74 years, 4 months and 17 days old. Kay was a member of Waldron First Baptist in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Steven Eaves and wife Debbie of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Jeremy Eaves and wife Crystal of Waldron, Arkansas, Jesse Eaves of Waldron, Arkansas, Angela Williams and husband Erick of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Kyle Goolsby of Fort Smith, Arkansas and one great granddaughter, Allison. Kay is also survived by one sister Judy Long, sister in law, Avis Martindale and husband Doug, and sister in law, Anita Loopesco all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kay is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Eaves, parents, Paul and Gerry Long, daughter, Pamela Goolsby and sons in law, Jerry Goolsby and Don Duncan. Kay's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay's visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
20 January 2016
STEVEN DALE EAVES

Steven Dale Eaves of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life January 14, 2016 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born February 17, 1961 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Kay Madeline Long (Eaves) and Eugene Earl Eaves. Steve was 54 years, 10 months and 28 days old. Steve married the love of his life in February 1982. Together they enjoyed each other's company, made a life of farming and raised two sons. Steve was very active in his community. He was a member of Hon Volunteer Fire Dept., he was a first responder, he was a poultry farmer and he worked for SouthWest EMS. In years past Steve had also been involved in 4-H and rodeo club. Steve enjoyed fishing and just going for a good drive in the country. As busy as life was, Steve always found time to make lasting memories with his grandchildren and his family. He held those times close to his heart. Steve leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 33 years Debbie of the home; two sons, Jeremy and wife Marilyn and Jesse all of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa Steve will forever remain in the hearts of three grandchildren: Allison Eaves, Daniel Bullard and Jasmine Lecompte. Steve will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including an extended family of dear friends and loved ones. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Kay Eaves. Steve's graveside life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2015 at the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Steve's pallbearers will be Jeremy Eaves, Jessie Eaves, Jeff Davis, Joey Yarbrough, Daniel Dean, Harold Cabe, Gary Cleeper and Guy Taylor. Steve's visitation will be Friday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
24 August 2011
JOHN ALEC EBARB, JR

John Alec Ebarb Jr., 60, of Cedarville, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, August 19, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. John was born on August 2, 1951 in Zwolle, Louisiana to John Alec Ebarb and Mary Evelyn (Sepulvado) Gilliand. He was a delivery driver. He is survived by two daughters Jenette Ebarb of Shreveport, Louisiana and Jennifer Ebarb Lasseigne of Shreveport, Louisiana; two sons Justin Ebarb of Natchitoches, Louisiana and Jonathan Ebarb of Zwolle, Louisiana; three sisters Mary, Margie, Charlotte, and two brothers Robert and Dale. He is also survived by four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John Alec Ebarb. John's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Massard Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith with Rev. Phillip Pevehouse officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Saint JOseph Catholic Church in Zwolle, Louisiana. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Zolle, Louisiana. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldorn, Arkansas. John's pallbearers were Travis Watkins, Terry Watkins, Donnie Leonard, Michael Anderson, Zack Jordan and L.M. Rammage.

The Waldron News
9 September 1998
JESSE N. ECKLE

Jesse N. Eckle, of Mansfield, died September 1, 1998 in her daughter's home in Van Buren. She was a Methodist, was on the Board of Directors of Mansfield Senior Citizens, she wrote for the Mansfield Citizen newspaper and was a great domino player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Leo Eckle, Sr., her daughter, Margaret Singleton, and son, Ralph Leo Eckle, Jr. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include two daughters: Carolyn Slusher and Marolyn Baker, of Van Buren; one son, Tommy Eckle, of Mansfield; four sisters: Nina Campbell, Lela Palmer, Betty Walker and Margueritte Raia, all of Texas; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grand- children and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Ralph Eckle, Robert Eckle, Ty Eckle, Tom Eckle, LaRay Perkins, Kenneth Slusher, Travis Warren and Sear Redding. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
EDWARD CHARLES EDENS, JR.

Edward Charles Edens, Jr., 35, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was born July 1, 1972 in Stuttgart, Arkansas and was of the Baptist faith. He was a self-employed mechanic and worked as a logger. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Tara of the home; one son, Skylour of the home; two step-sons, Trevor and Trey Sims of the home; his mother, Iola Essman of Waldron, AR; one brother, Richard, of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Charles Edens, Sr. and his step-father, Roy Lee Essman.

The Waldron News
5 September 2007
EDWARD CHARLES EDENS, JR.

Edward Charles Edens, Jr., 35, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was born July 1, 1972 in Stuttgart, Arkansas and was of the Baptist faith. He was a self- employed mechanic. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Tera of the home; one son, Skylour of the home; two step-sons, Trevor and Grey Sims of the home; his mother, Iola Essman of Waldron, AR; one brother, Richard of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Charles Edens, Sr. and his step-father, Roy Lee Essman. Pallbearers were Jack Coughran, Ray Shorts, James Stewart, Travis May, Billy Gossett and Shawn Boyd.

The Waldron News
11 June 2014
WILMA EDGAR

Wilma Edgar, 65, of Waldron, passed from this life June 3, 2014 in Fort Smith. She was born in Fort Smith, March 10, 1949 to the late Elvin and Evie Tankersley Clark. Wilma was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade Baptist Church in Waldron. But she found the most joy in being a Grandma. She is survived by her son, Charles Edgar and his wife Tonya of Waldron; her two grandsons, Austin and Chase Edgar; a sister, Paulene Lovell of Hackett; two brothers, Paul and Raymond Clark, both of Fort Smith; four step grandchildren, Mary Jo, Brittany, Daniel and Brandy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Edgar. She will be missed by many close friends. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
1 October 2003
CLENT EDGMON

Waldron--Clent Edgmon, age 77, of Waldron passed away Saturday, September 27, 2003 in a Little Rock hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hez and Dona Edgmon and a brother, Clarence Edgmon. Clent was a retired road engineer for the US Forest Service, a veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 10:30 am Tuesday, September 30 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ricky Hunt officiating. Interment services followed at 3 pm at Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Parker, Gerald Brewer, Don Frost, Willis Davis, Johnnie Frost and Rod Duguid. Clent is survived by his wife, Bobbie; three daughter, Cindy Stinson of Red Water, Texas, Karen Duguid of Wake Village, Texas and Beth Brent and her husband, Chad of Red Water, Texas. Other survivors include a brother, Clyde Edgmon of Vian, Oklahoma; one step-son and wife, Stephen and Maggie Zimmer of La Grange, Georgia; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and seven great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 September 2002
SISTER MARY LUCINA EDSTROM

Sister Mary Lucina Edstrom, RSM, age 96, of Barling, Arkansas died September 7, 2002 in Barling, Arkansas. She was born on October 13, 1905 in St. John's, Newfoundland and was baptized Bridget Theresa Edstrom, on October 16, 1905. She entered the Sisters of Mercy at Mount St. Mary's Convent in Little Rock, AR, September 15, 1927, and made her first vows August 15, 1931. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, TX. She taught for 42 years in various schools in Arkansas from 1928 to 1974. From 1974 to 1991 she did Pastoral Care ministry at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and retired at McAuley Convent in 1995. Rosary was at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday the 10th of September at McAuley Convent Chapel. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at McAuley Convent Chapel in Barling, AR with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by three nieces, all of St. John's, Newfoundland.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
ALBERT RAY EDWARDS

Albert Ray Edwards, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Thursday, January 10, 2008 in his home. He was retired from Whirlpool and a U.S. Navy veteran. Memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home o Greenwood. He is survived by his wife, Georgina of the home; two daughters, Regina Oliver of Waldron, AR and Lisa Moore of Mansfield, AR; two sons, Donnie Edwards of Howe, OK and Gerry Edwards of Panama, OK; two sisters, Sharon Tucker and Pat Gallimore, both of Mansfield, AR; four brothers, Gerry Edwards of Mansfield, AR, Dewayne Edwards of Hartford, AR, Roger Edwards and Lewis Edwards, both of Mansfield, AR; ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
13 July 2016
CARL WILLIAM EDWARDS

Carl William Edwards of Heavener, Oklahoma was born December 30, 1961 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Pat and Myrtle (Luman) Edwards and passed away July 5, 2016 in Grove, Oklahoma at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife Kathy Edwards of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; one son, Joshua Edwards and wife Wendi of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Brittany Clague and husband Scotty of Wister, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Ellen Farmer and husband Tom of Bay City, Texas; his parents, Pat and Myrtle Edwards of Weeks, Arkansas; one brother, Keith Edwards and wife Kathy of Heavener, Oklahoma; one sister, Patricia Martin and husband Ronnie of Weeks, Arkansas; four granddaughters, Rilee Jo Edwards, Kaylee and Grace Clague, Shyenne Rogers; one grandson, Ryan Farmer; two nieces, Samantha Edwards and Roni Jo Martin; two nephews, Seth Pottridge and Billy Benson and wife Crystal; 1 great nephew; 2 great nieces and many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and dearly loved friends. Carl was a 1980 graduate of Heavener High School and was a forklift operator for OK Foods. He loved riding 4-wheelers, hunting, shooting guns, and his family. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Brother Larry Free officiating. Burial followed in Weeks Cemetery in Weeks, Arkansas under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers: Tim Hill, Ricky McDaniel, Jack "Bobo" Yancy, Steven Minor, Dickey Thompson, John Luman. Honorary pallbearers: James Luman, Johnny Qualls, Chris Crouch. Viewing was from noon until 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The family visited with friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
10 March 2010
CURTIS DEAN EDWARDS

Curtis dean Edwards of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the age of 40. Curtis is survived by his wife Kim; four children, Ashley Harrison, Dakota, DeLani and Delilah Edwards; one granddaughter Ryleigh Harrison; mother and father, Linda and Buddy Edwards; two sisters, Rhonda Miles, Lorlla Wallace and husband Billy; one brother, Rodney Edwards; grandmother, Lorene Wheeler and several nieces and nephews. Curtis' memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
24 March 1999
ETHEL BEATY EDWARDS

Ethel Beaty Edwards, 96, of Mena, died on Sunday, March 21, 1999 in a Mena nursing home. She was a homemaker, farmer, Baptist, and a lifelong resident of Scott and Polk Counties. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Belle Angel Beaty; brothers, Roy, Atha, Grady, Ray and Denny; sisters: Tressie Beaty and Byrd Oglesby. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 1999 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Shiloh Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include two brothers: Huston Beaty, of Waldron and Jack Beaty, of Mena; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 September 2017
KYLE RAYMOND EDWARDS

Kyle Raymond Edwards of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, Septmber 16, 2017 in Parks, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Kyle was born June 10, 1922 in Parks, Arkansas to Marion and Mary Jane Edwards. He was 95 years old. Kyle was a member of Waldron Methodist Church. Kyle proudly servd four years during WWII in Okinawa. After the military he worked as a carpenter in the construction business. In 1974 he married his love, Janet, and they spent 43 years together, as partners in life, travel companions and soul mates. Kyle leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Jan of the home; one nephew, Billy Franklin and wife Pat; great nephew Billy Pat Franklin and wife Debra and great niece, Brenda McConnell and husband Carlton. Kyle is also survived by 7 grandchildren. He will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family and friends. Kyle was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Mary Jane, three sons: Donald Edwards, Jerry Edwards and Larry Edwards and two step sons, Michael West and Denison West. Kyle's memorial life celebration will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with Susan Fisher officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peachtree Hospice, St. Jude Children's Hospital or The Salvation Army.

The Waldron News
31 January 2001
OPIE HAROLD EDWARDS

Opie Harold Edwards, 61, of Empire, California, died Thursday, January 25, 2001 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, CA. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witness faith. He was born in Parks, Arkansas on Dec. 15, 1939 where he was raised to the late Otis and Ruby Edwards of Parks. He lived in Empire, CA since 1952. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Hughson Kingdom Hall under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. He is survived by his wife DeAnna Karen Edwards of Empire; one son, Clint Edwards of Empire; three brothers, Thurman Edwards of Ceres, Bob Edwards of Waldron, AR and Doug Edwards of Parks, AR; several nieces, nephews and relatives.

The Waldron News
10 August 2016
RONALD RAY EDWARDS

Ronald Ray Edwards of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ronald was born October 29, 1951 in Evansville, Indiana. He was 65 years and 9 months young. Through the US Army he served many yers, and was also a Vietnam veteran. Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, one brother Dennis Edwards, one son Ron Edwards, two daughters Jessica Edwards, Cori Leon and her husband Ryan Leon. He will be missed by his three grandchildren London, Rayce and Aaliyah. Ronald was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters. The memorial service will be held at a later date at the Fort Smith National Cemetery.

The Waldron News
9 November 2011
WILLIAM RODNEY EDWARDS

William Rodney Edwards of Mt. Ida, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was born March 5, 1965 in Portland, Oregon. He was 46 years, 8 months and 1 day old. Rodney was a man of the outdoors. He loved camping, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He loved working on motorcycles. He had a talent for playing music with his guitar and drums. He enjoyed his art work. Rodney leaves behind to cherish his memory one daughter Jacqueline Edwards of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and one grandson, Kayden of Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is also survived by his mother Linda Edwards of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, father Carl Edwards of Waldron, Arkansas, two sisters, Lorlla & husband Billy Wallace and Rhonda Miles all of Waldron, ARkansas. Rodney is also survived by his grandmother Lorene Wheeler of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Rodney is preceded in death by his brother Curtis Dean Edwards. Rodney's memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
BILLY NEAL EFURD
Aug. 13, 1936 - May 30, 2009

Billy Neal Efurd, 72, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Billy is survived by his wife of 42 years Peggy Efurd of Dayton, AR; two sons, Douglas and Julie Efurd of Mansfield, Kendell and Angie Efurd of Greenwood; three daughters, Sue Efurd of Mansfield, Brenda and Bill Grady of Mansfield, Kristen and Paul Osgood of Casa Grande, Arizona; 17 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Jackson Conway Efurd of Dayton, AR, Ronnie Kay Efurd of Tulsa, OK. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville, AR with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chase Sanders, Andrew, Chase, Nicholas and Mason Efurd, Heath Grady and Colter Grady. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Jessica Parsons, Sierra Grady, BreAnna Grady, Tawni Morgan, Andrea Edwards, Amy King, Tarah Lang, Cheree James and Summer Lang.

Scott County Times
17 October 2001
EDITH EFURD

Edith Williams Efurd, age 96, of Huntington passed away Thursday, October 11, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Dayton Baptist Church. Mrs. Efurd was born August 23, 1905 in Johnson County before moving to California where she lived for several years. She returned to live in Arkansas after marrying her late husband, Jack J. Efurd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack J. Efurd, a son Donald E. Akerlind, Sr., her parents, Francis M. and Nancy Hurt Williams, brothers Tommy, Jessie, Willie and Earl, sisters Elsie and Ruby. Mrs. Efurd is survived by three step-sons, Ronnie K. Efurd of Beggs, Oklahoma, Jackson C. Efurd and Billy N. Efurd both of Huntington, four grandchildren, Margaret Craif of Nevada, Dianne Akerlind, Donald C. Akerlind and Donald E. Akerlind, Jr. [copied as written] all of California. She is also survived by a niece, Billie Crossno of Fort Smith, eight step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Memorial service was at 10 am Tuesday, October 16 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Whitledge and Billy Charles Efurd officiating. Interment was at a later date at Stilwell Cemetery in Clarksville, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Memorial contributions can be made to donors of favorite charity.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
JACK JOHNSON EFURD

Jack Johnson Efurd, 87, of Huntington, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 in his home. He was a Baptist, a retired school administrator and a veteran of WWII. Memorial service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Edith, of the home; three sons: Bill Neal Efurd and Jackson C. Efurd, both of Huntington, and Ronnie K. Efurd of Beggs, Okla; one sister, Mary Muncey of Phoenix, Ariz; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to favorite charity. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 February 2012
JAMES LLOYD EFURD

James Lloyd Efurd of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. James was born April 28, 1943 to John Lloyd Efurd and Virginia Mary Clouse in Mansfield, Arkansas. James was 68 years, 9 months and 5 days old. James was most happy when he was with his kids and grandkids, he loved spending time with his grandkids. It was very important to him that his grandkids knew he loved them. James enjoyed work on his farm and working the cattle. James loved computers or just anything electronic.Then there was the trips west to pan for gold and going to the Grand Canyon. Whatever he was doing he was always listening to music, his old country music. James leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Julie Lane and husband Jason of Alma, Arkansas; a son James Efurd of Alma, Arkansas, and five grandchildren. James is also survived by a sister, Linda Parish of Mansfield, Arkansas and a brother, Roy Efurd of Mansfield, Arkansas. James is precededed in death by a sister Judy Crossno. James Life Celebratrion was held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Alma, Arkansas with Rev. James Mahaffey officiating. Interment will follow in the Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. James visitation was on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Alma. James pallbearers will be Jason Lane, Ben Jones, John Jones and Michael Wade.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
MAUD BELL EFURD

Maud Bell Efurd, 92, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Saturday, June 4, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.O. Efurd; two sons, Gerald D. and Harrell Ray Efurd; three brothers, Lester P., Fred and Raymond Heavner; two sisters, Oma and Ester. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Witherspoon Cemetery at 3:00 pm at Vandervoort, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by one daughter, Janet Sue Ball of Hartford, Arkansas; two sons, Raymond B. Efurd of Mansfield and Carl L. Efurd of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico; two sisters, Freda Henly of Mansfield, Arkansas and Mildred David of Mena, Arkansas; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Connie Efurd, Shawn Efurd, Darren Efurd, Jerry Henley, Bobby Musgrove and Gary Musgrove. Serving as honorary pallbearers are T.H. Musgrove, Mack Loyd, Jimmy Efurd, Billy Efurd, Steve Efurd and Clyde Nance.

The Waldron News
2 August 2006
LAURA VIVIAN EGGER

Laura Vivian Egger, age 91, was born May 8, 1915 in Watts, Oklahoma and went to be with her Lord Saturday, July 22, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, brothers and the husband she loved for 25 years, Ted Egger. She was a member of the Cherry Hill Methodist Church in Mena. She is survived by four step-children, Mary & Buck Byford of Waldron, Karen & Jerry Walters of Mena, Don & Delphia Egger of Arkadelphia, John & Jeanne Egger of Nashville; a brother, Bill Cline of California; seven step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. For the past eight years, Vivian was loved and well cared for by the staff of Waldron Nursing Center. Graveside services were at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Mena, Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Daryl Hines officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
JAMES P. ELAM

James P. (Pamplin) Elam, 86, passed from this life Thursday, November 11, 2010 at home in the Packsaddle community. James was born on January 31, 1924 to the late Isaac and Dora Elam at Westover, Baylor County, TX, where he married Sammie Bell Boyd on October 29, 1944. He and his wife, Sammie, and two daughters moved to Scott County in 1949 when they purchased a farm in the Packsaddle community. They lived here in Scott County the majority of their married life and raised their family here. James and Sammie raised chickens and cattle from 1960 until 1977. They continued to raise cattel even after they purchased a feed store 5 miles south of Waldron in 1983. They ran the Elam Feed Farm and Building Supply until they retired in 1995. He is survived by his two daughters, Philis Cook and husband Daymon Cook of the home and Sherian Dyson and husband Glenn Dyson of the Packsaddle community. He is survived by five grandchildren, Rebecca Cope, CDL driver, Kristy Blankenship of Heavener, OK, Terry Cook of Harrison, AR, Tonya Cook of Brownsville, TX, and Tammy Garcia of Austin, TX. He has nine great grandchildren, Ryan Doerr, Amanda Phillips, Kelly Woodrall, Taren Cook, Tylr McGehee, Emily, Christian and Ethan Cook, and Isabel Garcia and five great great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his wife, Sammie, his brother, Clifford, and five sisters, Nevada, Juanita, Pearl, Mildred and Leola. James' funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Packsaddle Church with Rev. Grady Parker and Rev. Herman Woodard officiating. Interment will follow at the Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldorn, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Ryan Doerr, James Cope, Alvin Carnahan, Gary Carnahan, Steve Hattabaugh and Randy Carnahan. James' visitation was 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family received friends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
SAMMIE BELL BOYD ELAM

Sammie Bell Boyd Elam, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 30, 2007, at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Packsaddle Community Church since 1949 and a member of the Scott County Extension Homemaker's Club for over 50 years. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Hatch, New Mexico. She spent most of her early years in Vera, TX. She was married to James P. Elam on October 25, 1944, in Vera, TX. Sammie was active on the Scott County Fair Board for many years and was known to win ribbons each year in the fair. She also won many awards at the district and state fairs. The funeral service was held at the Packsaddle Community Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007. Following the church service the graveside service was held at the Freedom Community Cemetery. The pallbearers were Mark Garcia, Barney McGehee, Ryan Doerr, Matt Hunsucker, James Cope, Alvin Carnahan, Steve Hattabaugh and George Griggs, honorary pallbearer. The funeral service was conducted by Bro. Don Wagner and Bro. Herman Woodard and directed by Martin Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy and Easter Boyd and her sister, Evelyn Koch of San Bernardino, CA. She is survived by her husband, James P. Elam of Waldron, AR; her sister, Janie McGaughy of Lubbock, TX; two daughters, Sherian Dyson of Waldron, AR and Philis Cook of Brownsville, TX; five grandchildren, Rebecca Cope of Waldron, AR, Terry Cook of Harrison, AR, Kristy Blankenship of Heavener, OK, Tonya McGehee of Brownsville, TX, and Tammy Yanez of Seattle, WA. She had eight great-grandchildren, Ryan Doerr of Ozark, AR, Taren Cook and Tyler McGehee of Brownsville, TX, Emily Christian and Ethan Cook of Harrison, AR and Amanda Phillips and Kelly Woodral of Heavener, OK. She had one great-great grandchild, Bryar Phillips of Heavener, OK.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
VEATRICE ELDER

Veatrice Elder, 85, of Booneville, Arkansas was born June 28, 1922 in O'Neal, Arizona to Dave and Lesby (Kidwell) Tate. She passed away October 22, 2007 in Booneville, Arkansas. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Elder and sister, Imagene Antisdel. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oak Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund.

Scott County Times
28 January 2004
REVEREND HAROLD ELKINS

Magazine--Robert Harold Elkins, 75, of Magazine, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 16, 2004. He was born September 7, 1928 to Reverend Robert Ray Elkins and Willie Winders Elkins. He was pastor for the Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Magazine, where he served for 30 years. He was a member of the Magazine Ministerial Alliance and served on the Board of the Rural Fire Department. Born in Magazine, Arkansas, he attended school in Magazine then graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1946. Harold served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, in preparation for the ministry in 1961. He was employed by Scott County P&M in Waldron, Arkansas for over 30 years and served as a pastor for Coop Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mansfield and Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Waldron. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat Elkins of the home; one son, James Robert Elkins of Magazine; one daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Bubba Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas; two sisters, Willadeen Elkins Taylor and Dorothy Elkins Tucker, both of Fort Smith; two brothers, Roy Elkins of Van Buren and Ramon Elkins of Fort Smith. He was Poppy to five grandchildren: Dallas Elkins serving in the US Army in Iraq, Robby, Christina and Alex Elkins of St. Joseph, Missouri and Jared Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas. Harold also leaves many other family members and friends. Services were held on Monday, January 19, 2004 at Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Magazine with burial in the Old Union Cemetery. Memorials may be submitted to the Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The Waldron News
15 December 2010
CARI RENEE ELLENBERGER

Cari Renee Ellenberger, infant daughter of Chelsie Justice and Brian Ellenberger, was born and passed from this life December 6, 2010 in a Waldron Arkansas hospital. Cari is survived in addition to her parents by her maternal grandparents, Brian Justice of Mansfield, Arkansas, Carolyn Burnett of Waldron, Arkansas, Charlie Burnett of Waldron, great-great grandmother Maxine Cheesman of Waldron, Arkansas, great-great grandparents Charley and Lee Justice of Booneville, Arkansas; great-grandparents, Larry and Gaylene Justice of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Janet Cocker of Waldron, Arkansas and James Ellenberger of Riverside, California. Cari is preceded in death by her grandmother, Selina Justice, great-grandparents, Marvin and Rosalee Cheesman and great-great grandmother, Betty Justice. Cari's graveside service was held 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery with Bro. Larry Free officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 October 2014
FLOSSIE JUANITA "NITA" ELLINGTON

Flossie Juanita "Nita" Ellington of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Nita was born April 10, 1921 to Ora Francis Allman and Nora Winson (Hess) Allman in Capulin, New Mexico. Nita was 93 years, 5 months and 10 days old. She was of the Methodist faith. Nita loved to sew and read. She was notorious for her cooking, especially her homemade pies. Nita could also be found watching the Razorbacks and the Kansas City Chiefs play. Before retirement, Nita enjoyed working at the Lady's and Men's Shop in Waldron, Arkansas where she would see friends and acquaintances and she enjoyed helping them find treasures to take home with them. Nita loved her family. Memories made with them were priceless treasures. Nita leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Sherri Redding McLaughlin and husband Donald of Kansas City, Missouri. Mamaw will forever remain in the hearts of 3 granddaughters: DuLane Gash and husband Daryl of Cabot, Arkansas, DeMaris Barnett and husband Danny of Greenwood, Arkansas and Dana Stockton and husband Donald of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as four great-grandchildren: Nicholas Barnett, Daly Barnett, Clayton Stockton and Eric Stockton. Nita will also be missed by one sister, Dorothy Burgtorf of Fort Worth, Texas. Nita will forever be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many friends and loved ones. Nita is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Everett Wayne Ellington, and her parents, Ora and Nora Allman. Nita's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment followed. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Nita's pallbearers were Darryl Gash, Danny Barnett, Donald Stockton, Nicholas Barnett, Daly Barnett and Clayton Stockton. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Stockton, Don Carpenter and Odell Staggs. Nita's visitation was Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where Nita's family received friends. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Scott County Library, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
17 May 2000
WAYNE METZ ELLIOTT

Wayne Metz Elliott, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, May 14, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was owner/operator of Elliott Hardware, a farmer, timber manager, member of the Waldron United Methodist Church and widower of Bess Elliott. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Henry Hicks of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Craig Elliott of Flint, MI and William Thomas Elliott of San Diego, CA; an uncle, Weldon Elliott of West Memphis, AR; two grandchildren, Keith Hicks of Dallas, TX and Kelly Hicks of Little Rock, AR; one great-grandson, Spencer Elliott Hicks of Dallas, TX.

Scott County Times
21 November 2001
WILLA ELLIOTT

Willa B. Elliott, age 100, of North Little Rock (formerly of the Cedar Creek community in Scott County), died Thursday. A daughter of the late William Henry and Rila Adams Buford, she was born March 4, 1901 in Briggsville, Arkansas. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught 48 years in Yell and Scott Counties and an additional 4 years as substitute teacher and in the Head Start Program. She was a charter member of the Scott County Retired Teachers Association, Chapter 580 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, Scott County. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Baxter, Cecil and Bob Buford, four sisters, Lydia Cook, Selma Buford, Bertha Briggs and Inez Humphries. She is survived by two nieces, Frankie Baltz and Mary Oullette, both of North Little Rock, three nephews, O.L. Briggs, Cecil L. and Robert Buford, all of Briggsville, eight great nieces and nephews, four great- great nieces and nephews and seven great-great-great nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville with Reverend Keith Holliman officiating. Burial was by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Robert and Dr. Joe Buford, Alan Oullette, O.L. Briggs, Jack Baltz and Don Frost.

Scott County Times
24 January 2001
WILLIAM ELLIOTT

William Thomas "Nat" Elliott, 78, died December 31, 2000 at his home in San Diego, California. He was born in Cedar Creek in Scott County on June 22, 1922. His parents were Cecil and Jennie Elliott. William Thomas Elliott attended Arkansas Tech University. He joined the United States Navy in 1941 and served for 20 years. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for the Prudential Insurance Company and in real estate. Cause of death was cancer of the spine. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma and brothrs Wingo and Wayne of Waldron. He is survived by one son, James Ralph of San Diego, California and one daughter Diane of Sacramento, California. He has two grandchildren and one great grandchild. His surviving brother is Craig Elliott of Flint, Michigan. Marilyn Hicks of Waldron is his niece.

The Waldron News
2 December 2015
HERMAN DON ELLIS

Herman Don Ellis of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, November 27, 2015 in Parks, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. H. Don Ellis was born on February 10, 1935 in Parks, Arkansas to Clyde Ellis and Ruby (Byram) Ellis. At the young age of 17, Don moved to Wichita, KS where he met and married Iona Mae Riley on June 13, 1954. This marriage produced 3 daughters: Donna, Paula and Linda, and 1 son Tommy. Don was a dedicated family man, not only to his wife and kids, but also to his large extended family. In 1976, he packed Iona and their two youngest kids up and moved back to Parks, AR. After 18 1/2 years of being a Feed Haul Driver for Tyson Foods of Waldron, Don retired so he could do what he really enjoyed: spending time with family and friends, helping his community, woodworking, and spending time out in his shop just tinkering. He was a deacon and active member of the Parks Baptist Church in Parks, AR as well as the First Baptist Church in Waldron, AR. He participated in several mission trips, through the church, where he enjoyed working on the construction crew doing various jobs. Don will be greatly missed by his family and many friends in Arkansas and Kansas. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Iona M. (Riley) Ellis of Parks, AR; 2 daughters, Donna M. Bates and husband Randal of Wichita, KS and Linda C. Stafford and husband Jim of Tahlequah, OK; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several step grandchildren; 1 brother Dennis E. Ellis and wife Mary Lou of Wichita, KS; and 1 sister-in-law B. Sue Ellis of Garfield, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. Ellis, Ruby S. Ellis; 1 brother RJ Ellis; 1 daughter Paula C. Padilla and 1 son Tommy L. Ellis. Don's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Parks Baptist Church in Parks, Arkansas. Rev. Bill Harwell and Rev. Andrew Ellis officiated. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Don's pallbearers were Chris Ellis, Bobby Ellis, James Ellis, Luis Gomez, Gage Russell and D.J. Russell. Honorary pallbearers were Shon Padilla, Glenn Ballance, Domonique Padilla, Matt Lytle, Nolan Jacobs and Chris Stafford. Don's visitation was Monday, November 30, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage memorial Funeral Home where Don's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Lottie Moon Mission Offering, c/o Parks Baptist Church, P.O. Box 55, Parks, AR 72950.

The Waldron News
9 February 2005
JAMES RICHARD ELLIS

James Richard Ellis, age 59, of Talihina, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron and Mena, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was born December 23, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Richard Burt Ellis and the late Mary Laverne Thompson Ellis. He was a helicopter mechanic by profession and served in the United States Army and in Vietnam. He also worked in the carpentry and woodworking fields. Mr. Ellis was of the Baptist faith and was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by four sisters, Barbara Perry and her husband Bobby of Halls, TN, Kathy Miller and her husband George of Memphis, TN, Sandra Yarbrough and her husband Frank of Memphis, TN and Debbie Sparks and her husband Waymon of Waldron, AR; one brother, Bobby Ellis and his wife Peggy of Atoka, TN, two daughters, Lisa and Debra Ellis, his special friend, Becky Oglesby of Mena, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Brother Mike Galinato officiating. Graveside services were Monday, February 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington, TN under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
14 December 2011
BRENT ELLISON

Brent Ellison, who resided in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at his home. He was born March 14, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Lloyd Ellison and Lauren Madge (Dunn) Ellison. He was 72 years old. Brent was a retired route salesman for Pepsi Beverage Company in Fort Smith. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army, was an avid Razorback fan, and was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1st at the Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston, with Rev. Scott Martin officiating. Burial was at Hickory Ridge Cemetery, northwest of Charleston, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Charleston. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Willine (Martin) Ellison; one daughter, Danette Gerrel and husband Travis of Sallisaw; three grandchildren, Clay, Cadence and Brinice Gerrel. Pallbearers were Buford Martin III, Brett Green, Josh Teague, David Davidson, Tom Smothers, Ian Roberts, Jim Roberts and Michael Martin. Honorary pallbearers were retired co-workers from Pepsi Beverage Company. Family visited with friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
4 October 2006
SANDRA ELLISON

Sandra Ellison, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006 at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born June 25, 1949 in Batesville, Arkansas to John and Norma Adams. She was a housewife, mother and a loving wife and a nondenominational Christian. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Waldron Methodist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, David Lee Ellison of Waldron; a son, Jerry Patrick Adams of Waldron; a brother, Johnnie Mac Adams of Waldron; two sisters, Marilyn Sue King of Allen, Texas and Deleta Jean Lee of Spring, Texas; aunt, Deleta "Deedee" Boutwell of Cushman, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Johnnie Adams, Patrick Adams, Harrel Cabe, Mark Lee, James Van Horn and Jeff Larson. Honorary pallbearer was Tony Stark. Memorial contributions may be made to Lynn McClure of Waldron Methodist Church, 536 Featherston Street, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

(Not Published in Local Paper)
DOYNE ELMORE
(September 1, 1937 - September 6, 2014)

Doyne Elmore, 77, of Mansfield passed away on September 6, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 1, 1937 to the late Albert and Ruby Elmore in Huntington, AR. He was a retired Master Electrician for IBEW local 700 for 50 years. He worked for several years helping build the Nuclear One Power Plant in Russellville, AR. He served in the Air National Guard and took his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. He was a past president of the Mansfield Jaycees, served on the Mansfield School Board, and was a current member of the Mansfield Reid Masonic Lodge #163 for the past 50 years. He loved all sports and played football, baseball and was a Golden Gloves boxer for the Mansfield schools, and played on softball teams as an adult. He coached Little League Baseball teams at Huntington. He loved watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. He loved and was very proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two more expected to arrive in the next few months. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet, one daughter Darlene George of Mansfield; five sons; Kenny Elmore and wife Belinda of Witcherville, Scott Elmore and Gene Elmore of Mansfield, Jerry Efurd and wife Mary; and Lonnie Efurd of Mansfield. Two brothers; Mickey Elmore and wife Linda of Greenwood and A.D. Elmore and wife Joyce of Graden Grove, California; Thirteen Grandchildren and Twenty Great- Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Herbert Elmore and one infant son, Stanley Elmore. The family will visit with friends at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield on Monday September 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Graveside service will be Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 at 10:00 am at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Brandon Elmore, Michael Rolewicz, Justin Castleberry, Timothy Efurd, brother-in-laws; Terry J. Henley and Nelton Henley. A special Thank You to Mercy Hospice for the excellent care they provided. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Mercy Hospice at 7301 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
EDWARD LEE ELMORE

Edward Lee Elmore, 65, of Hartford, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 8, 1999 in Mansfield, Arkansas. He was a Freewill Baptist and a line worker in the box plant industry. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 1999 at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, AR, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by four step-daughters, Kathy of Little Rock, AR, Ann, Blenda and Gayle of Hot Springs, AR; one son, Ricky Elmore of Hot Springs, AR; four brothers, Jim, Larry and Jerry Elmore of Hartford, AR and Cleston Elmore of Mountain Pine, AR; and several grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Elmore, Curtis Elmore, Jerry Elmore, Gerald Elmore, Benji Elmore and Danny Kirkham. Honorary pallbearer was Kyle Elmore.

Scott County Times
2 February 2005
GLADYS ELMORE

Gladys Marie Elmore, age 74, of Huntington died Tuesday, January 25, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by two sisters, Leona Elmore and Pauline Elmore both of Huntington; five brothers, Armond Elmore, Jesse Elmore, Paul Elmore and Jerry Elmore all of Huntington and Robert Elmore of Hartford. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 28, 2005 at Westside Pentecostal Church with burial at Huntington Cemetery at Huntington under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
HURLEY JIM ELMORE

Hurley Jim Elmore, 59, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 29, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 14, 1948. He was a farm laborer. He was preceded in death by his father Hobert, his mother, June, and his daughter, Ashley. He is survived by three sons, Harley Elmore of Wichita Falls, Texas, Wayne Elmore of Waldron, Arkansas and Jeffery Fildes of Witcherville, Arkansas; six brothers, Kenneth Elmore of Parks, Arkansas, Gerald Elmore of Mansfield, Arkansas, Don Elmore of Barber, Arkansas, Carole Elmore of Dayton, Arkansas, Ronnie Elmore of Lavaca, Arkansas and Jackie Elmore of Fairview; three sisters, Delpha McConnell of Mansfield, Arkansas, Virginia Eckle of Mansfield, Arkansas and Teresa Clark of Huntington, Arkansas. A memorial service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2007 at the Westside Pentecostal Church in Huntington, Arkansas. His children plan a private ceremony to scatter his ashes per his request. Obituary by Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
JIMMY DEE ELMORE

Jimmy Dee Elmore, 70, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Jimmy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home; daughter Jeannie Fetters of McCurtain, Oklahoma; two grandchildren Yxila and Jerry of McCurtain, OK; brothers Jerry Elmore and wife Brenda of Hartford, AR, Larry Elmore of Hartford, AR; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was 10:00 am Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Dayton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvn Anglin, Mike Elmore, Scott Elmore, Benji Elmore, Curtis Emore and Jerry Elmore.

The Waldron News
29 March 2006
JUNE VIRGINIA ELMORE

June Virginia Elmore, 86, of Mansfield died Monday, March 20, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Elmore; one son, Charles Eugene Elmore; one granddaughter, Ashley Elmore. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Dayton Cemetery. She is survived by seven sons, Kenneth Elmore of Parks, AR, Gerald Elmore of Mansfield, Don Elmore of Barber, Hurley Elmore of Mansfield, Carol Elmore of Dayton, Ronnie Elmore of Lavaca and Jackie Elmore of Cassville, MO; three daughters, Delpha McConnell and Virginia Eckle of Mansfield and Teresa Clark of Huntington; four sisters, one brother; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
23 June 2010
KENNITH ELMORE

Kennith Elmore, 71, of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, June 14, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Kennith was born April 19, 1939 in Huntington, Arkansas to the late Hobert and June (Pettus) Elmore. He was a member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield, AR and worked at Tyson Food Feed Mill in Waldron, Arkansas. Kennith is survived by his two daughters, Jeanetta Byford and husband Clinton of Waldron, Arkansas, Lisa Allen and husband Chris of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jill Cooper, Missy Williams, Kristin Allen, Jacy Allen and Brianna Allen; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Byford, McKenzie Cooper, Shalee Byford, McKenna Williams. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Janie Elmore and his brothers and sisters, Gerald Elmore, Delpha McConnell, Virginia Eckles, Don Elmore, Carol Elmore, Ronnie Elmore, Jackie Elmore, Teresa Clark and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Kennith was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by two brothers, Hurley Elmore and Charles Elmore. Kennith's funeral service was held at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, June 17, 2010 with Rev. Louise Finney officiating. Cremation followed the service and a private family graveside service will follow at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 April 2017
RAY EDWARD ELMORE

Ray Edward Elmore, 73, of Mansfield, Arkansas went to be with Jesus on April 6, 2017 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was born February 21, 1944 to the late Reba (Brown) and Charlie Elmore. He lived in the Huntington area , he was a Truck Driver for many years then did Construction work and was a Heavy equipment operator/Supervisor. He was a member of First Baptist Church Mansfield, Loved the Lord & his family with all his heart. He was preceded in death by his dad Charlie Elmore, David Kinard, His mother Reba Whittaker and Husband Tommy Whitter, two sisters, Gladys Winkley, Sandy Nibblet, the love of his life, his Wife and best friend Ida Elmore. He is survived by his children Daughter Angie & Husband Roy Jackson, sons; Kevin Elmore, Jeff Elmore, Sevoy & wife Tiffany Elmore, grandchildren; Clarissa & Anthony McCutcheon, Nathaniel & Chantee Jackson, Josh & Ashley Elmore, Cody Elmore, Trey Elmore, Bryce Elmore, Shay & Autumn Elmore, Kiersten Elmore, Kaden Elmore, great Grandchildren; Lance & Eli McCutcheon, Cole, Paislee & Kamrynn Jackson, CC Elmore, Lily Elmore, sisters; Polly Huber, Linda Morgan, Carol Robinson, Joy Paschal & Paula Norris. He is son, brother, husband, dad, papa, & friend. Ida Elmore's soul mate, love of her life. He is love, understanding, firmness, & a handshake out of this world. He is from Arkansas, hardwork, caring for his family, playing the guitar, loving God and reading the bible, & can fix anything. He is friendly, black hair turned gray, green eyes. He is all you could wish for, We Love him so!!!!!!!!!! Funeral will be 2:00 Tuesday April 11, 2017 At First Baptist Church Mansfield with Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating, burial will follow the services at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Viewing at Martins Funeral Home in Mansfield on Monday April 10, 2017 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Pallbearers will be Eddie Huber, Nathaniel Jackson, Tim Huber, Josh Elmore, Dewayne Morgan, Cody Elmore, David Morgan, Trey Elmore, Roger Morgan, Bryce Elmore, Wesley Morgan, Shay Elmore and Anthony McCutcheon. My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart. Psalm 73:26

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
FRANCES IMADALE EMBRY

Frances Imadale Embry, 86, of Fayetteville died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born October 13, 1923 at Witcherville, Sebastian County, Arkansas, the daughter of Thelston Ambers and Willie Mae Cowan Cross. She married Delmar Ray Embry December 20, 1947, who preceded her in death June 14, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Norma Martin, Norine Dewberry, Lorah Witcher and two brothers, Darrell Cross and Harrell Cross. Frances was a military wife who for 24 years joined her husband, a career Army man, at various stations in the United States, France and Germany. She and her husband moved to Northwest Arkansas after his retirement and lived in Fayetteville and Farmington. She is survived by a son Phillip Ray Embry of Fayetteville; a daughter, Shirley Ann Neese and son-in-law Franklin Ray Neese of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two grandsons, Johnny Ray Neese and David Blaine Neese, both of Sierra Vista, Arizona; one granddaughter, Tracey Lea Neese of Hereford, Arizona; one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Anne Neese of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two great-grandsons, Tyler James Neese and Jordan Taylor Neese, both of Sierra Vista, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville under the direction of Moore's Chapel. There will be no scheduled visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation, c/o Harold Crivello, 5 Scottsdale Place, Bella Vista, AR 72715.

The Waldron News
14 June 2000
EDDIE EMERY

Eddie Emery, 81, of Hartford, Arkansas, formerly of the Harvey/Nola Community, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 in a Greenwood nursing home. He was a retired carpenter and an Army veteran of WWII. Graveside service was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas and was followed by burial under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by five sons, Robert H. Harvey of Arkansas, Leon Emery of Hartford, AR, Jimmy Emery of Brownfield, TX, Clarence Emery of Huntington, AR and Eddie Ray Emery of Brownfield, AR; one sister, Lottie Cotner of Huntington, AR; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Holmes, Leonard Emery, Brand Ebaugh and John Scantling.

The Waldron News
2 February 2011
ESTHER M. EMERY

Esther M. Emery, 71, of Harvey, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in a Little Rock hospital. Esther is survived by her husband Robert Emery of 53 years, one daughter Sandy Barker of Boles, Arkansas; two brothers, Melvin Rockey of New Mexico, Dan Rockey of Texas; one sister Emilee Mason of Kansas; two grandchildren, Brandon Ebaugh and Dana Bivens; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Samuel and Braden Ebaugh. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Rockey and one sister Evelyn Williams. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with a cremation to follow under direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
OLIVER WAYNE EMERY

Oliver Wayne Emery, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Wayne was born April 25, 2010 (sic) in Abernathy, Texas to the late Pittman Emery and Ruby Lee (Hoover) Emery. He was a retired station officer with the Lubbock Fire Department and a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. Wayne is survived by one granddaughter, Mystery Shantray Prieto and husband Emmuel of Waldron, Arkansas; two great-grandchildren, Jorge "Jo-Jo" Emmeal Prieto, Emmuel Wayne "Little Wayne" Prieto both of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister Bertha Nadine Graves of Austin, Texas; one brother Harold Everett Emery of Amarillo, Texas; niece, Ruby Gay Grimes of Lubbock, Texas and numerous other nieces and nephews. Wayne's funeral service was held at the Waldron Church of Christ Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Howard Robinson officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were James Cunningham, Brad Stamps, Raymond Self, Howard Robinson, Darvin Hutchens and Emmuel Prieto. Honorary pallbearers will be Jorge (Jo-Jo Prieto and Emmuel (Little Wayne) Prieto.

The Waldron News
2 August 2006
VERA MAE EMERY

Vera Mae Emery, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Waldron Church of Christ with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Emery of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Robert Jones of Lodi, CA and Eloyd Jones of Cedar Creek, AR; one granddaughter, Mystery Cole of Waldron, AR; two great-grandchildren, George Cole of Waldron, AR and Alexus Cole of Texas; one niece, Vickie Hadamek of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Emmanuel Prieto, Rick Metcalf, Darvin Hutchens, Paul Rainbolt, Raymond Self and Noral Stamps. Honorary pallbearer was Jim Martin.

The Waldron News
15 February 2012
MARILYN RUTH BISHOP EMFINGER

Marilyn Ruth Bishop Emfinger, 61, of Ozark, Arkansas went to the Lord February 12, 2012 in the Ozark Nursing Home during her sleep. She was born February 22, 1951 in Natchez, Mississippi, the daughter of late Chesley Bishop and Lorene Gibbs Bishop. She was one of 4 sisters. She married Ronald Emfinger who survives. Marilyn was always heavily involved in church and helping others. She was loved by all that knew her. She was firm in her belief and shared her joywith all that she encountered. She was a loving mother, wife and sister.Survivors include her husband Ronald Emfinger; one son Brian Emfinger and his wife Jennifer; two sisters, Linda Bishop Bates of Natchez, Mississippi and Marie Bishop Woodruff of Goose Creek, South Carolina; two nephews, Shaun Garrison and John Bates; 4 nieces, Melissa Garrison Hamby, Angela Woodruff, Kimberly Woodruff Reese, and Martha Bates; and 5 great nephews and 4 great nieces. Preceded in death by her parents Chesley Bishop and Lorene Gibbs Bishop; one sister, Josephine Bishop Garrison. There will be a visitation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.on Thursday, February 16, followed by he funeral at 2 p.m., both will take place at First Baptist Chuch. Burial will take place at Duncan Cemetery. All services will be in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be George Bates, Kenneth Woodruff, Chesley Hamby and Nick Hamby. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28 (KJV)

The Waldron News
25 July 2007
GEORGIA LORA CROLEY ENGLISH

Georgia Lora Croley English was born on May 13th, 1927 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She passed from this life in a peaceful sleep the morning of July 8th, 2007, at the age of 80 years, one month and 25 days. Georgia was a retired steel worker from Teledyne Wah Change Industries in Albany, Oregon. In the blessed 80 years we had her on this earth, she held many wonderful titles: precious daughter, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, caring sister, aunt, and life long friend. Georgia was also a homemaker, a peacemaker, a business woman, a restaurant cook and a true lady at all times. She was a prayer soldier for her family and true believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon "Pete" English; her parents George and Myrtle Croley; one twin sister that passed away at birth; two brothers, Richard and John Croley; and two sisters, Vivian Johnson and Thelma Longshore. Georgia leaves behind two dear sisters, Harriet Haynes of Derby, Kansas and Sue Hill of Wichita, Kansas; her children, who will forever keep her memory in their heart, are one son and daughter-in-law, Woodrow and Arlene English of Waldron, Arkansas; and one daughter of the home, Patricia McVey of Albany, Oregon. Georgia's five grandchildren have so many cherished memories of her and their many adventures together. She had four grandsons, Shawn McVey and wife Renee of Van Buren, Arkansas, Chris McVey and wife Michelle of Corvallis, Oregon, Wesley English and wife Amanda of Greenwood, Arkansas and Justin English of Springdale, Arkansas. Georgia had only one granddaughter, Angela Hunsucker and husband Todd of Waldron, Arkansas. This sweet, lovely lady also leaves behind countless nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved friends to mourn her passing, but to also honor her life and her new found victory. The Honorary Pallbearers are her grandsons, Shawn McVey, Chris McVey, Wesley English and Justin English.

The Waldron News
16 July 2008
JUSTIN DEAN ENGLISH

Justin Dean English, 25, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life into the arms of our Lord on Monday, July 7, 2008 while traveling in a military convoy that was struck by an I.E.D. Roadside Bomb while serving his country as an E.M.T. Firefighter in Iraq. Justin is survived by his parents Woody and Arlene English of Waldron; his sister and brother-in-law Angela and Tood Hunsucker of Waldron; his brother and sister-in-law Wesley and Amanda English of Greenwood; and his girlfriend, Allie Rhodes of Springdale, AR. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Justin was a firefighter at station 2 in Springdale, AR, until he enlisted to serve in Iraq with the Wackenhut Company. Justin was a proud classmate of Waldron High School Class of 2001. To say that Justin loved the outdoors and animals is a tremendous understatement. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and larger than life adventures. His wonder lust and desire to try new things led him to countless expeditions that to this day fascinate family and friends. Justin has been scuba diving in the Virgin Islands, on hunting and fishing trips, sky diving, a cruise to the Caribbean, was a boxer, a football player, a paint ball player, a sail boat first mate, a gun and knife collector and an avid movie and music fan. Justin left this life leaving his Dad very proud, he was his Momma's baby boy and a small town's hero. Justin's funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Waldron Middle School Gymnasium with interment at the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers will be the Firefighters, Police Officers and Color Guard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Shawn McVey, Jessie Wilkes, Eddie Spence, Russell Hughes, Paul Yingling and Howard Himes. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Justin D. English memorial fund c/o The Community National Bank of Waldron, P.O. Box 788, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
15 October 2008 & 22 October 2008
ORA WOODROW "WOODY" ENGLISH

Ora Woodrow "Woody" English passed from this life into the arms of his Lord on October 10, 2008, after a long battle with chronic heart complications. Born May 26th, 1947 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Woody was the only son of Vernon Pete English and Georgia Lara Croley English. In his childhood years, Woody lived in over a dozen small towns throughout the midwest and as far north as Oregon; to finally settle in Stillwell, OK, and graduated high school, a Stillwell Indian. His ambition and intelligence drove him through three successful years of college at Northeastern State. While working at a grocery store to earn money to complete his degree, Woody was drafted by the Army and served 2 years in Viet Nam. Woody served in the US Army from 1969-1971 and made staff sergeant as a draftee in 14 months. Upon his return to the states, he began working at another grocery store in Waldron, AR and met his wife of 37 years Arlene Oliver. Woody and Arlene had three children and made their home in Albany, Oregon. Woody worked as a factory worker in a paper mill until a back injury forced him into early retirement. In 1988, Woody and his family moved back to Waldron, AR and he lived out his later years surrounded by multitudes of loving family and friends. Woody leaves behind a powerful legacy of kindness, generosity, and a family that will forever miss him and cherish the time they had together. Woody is survived by his wife, Arlene English of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Todd Hunsucker of Waldron, AR; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Amanda English of Greenwood, AR; three sisters, Patricia McVey of Albany, OR, Debbie Patterson of Stillwell, OK and Marlene Ballard of Stillwell, OK. Woody is preceded in death by his beloved youngest son, Justin Dean English; his mother Georgia Lara English, and his father Vernon Pete English. Woody's funeral services were Monday, October 13, 2008 at Winfield Baptist Church in Waldron, AR at 2:00 pm following his interment at the Sehorn Cemetery, next to his son Justin. Funeral services were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Milo Hughes, Howard Himes, Paul Yingling, Noon Blakemore, Jessie Wilkes and Eddie Spence. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Hunsucker, Shawn McVey, Charles Maxwell, Jerry Skeen, Lenny Lott, Johnny Allen and Dewayne Watkins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas through Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
23 August 2006
GARLAND ENNIS

Garland Ennis, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006 in a Van Buren nursing home. He was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Estel Ennis of the home; one daughter, Phyllis Mays of Waldron, AR; one son, Gerald Ennis of Waldron, AR; one brother, Bill Ennis of Perry, OK; one sister, Juanita Faye Spivey of Redding, CA; five grandchildren, Phylisa and Sarah Mays, Bobby Lee Woodall, Elisa Woodall and Manuel Slinker; five great-grandchildren; and Juanita Calle of Jenny Lind, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Justice, Jarred Henry, Larry Lovett, Freddie Ridenhour, Kenny Johnson and Brian Parson. Honorary pallbearers were James Wagner, L.D. Powell, Johnnie Johnson and Dan Harris.

Scott County Times
6 July 2005
LOTTIE ENNIS

Lottie Ennis, age 94, of Waldron died Monday, June 27, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her grandson, David Dwayne Spivey. She is survived by one daughter, Faye Spivey of Redding, California; two sons, Billy Ennis of Perry, Oklahoma and Garland Ennis of Waldron; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 am Friday, July 1, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Jared Henry, Brian Parsons, Larry Brown, Gerald Ennis, Mike Ennis and Curtis Ennis.

The Waldron News
21 July 2004
FRANK W. ENSEY

Frank W. Ensey, age 91, of Havana died Friday, July 16, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born May 10, 1913 in Waveland to the late George and Bessie (Chappell) Ensey. He was a farmer and a logger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Shott Ensey, a son, George Wesley Ensey, brother, Dick Ensey, sisters, Gladys Cox and Alice Franklin. He is survived by one son, William Henry Ensey of Havana; two grandchildren, Carol and Cam Parish of Havana; William F. Ensey of Iraq/Kuwait #309 Infantry National Guard Unit, Russellville; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ensey of St. Louis, MO; sister, Lottie Ennis of Waldron; five great-grandchildren, Sara Parish, Marc Schultz, Lyndsey Parish, Dayton Parish and Samantha Parish. Funeral service was Monday, July 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Belleville United Methodist Church with Rev. Eddy Morton officiating. Interment was at Piney Cemetery near Waveland. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
ALVIN EPPERSON

Waldron--Alvin Walker Epperson, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in his home. He was a retired owner/operator of Epperson Service Station and a Missionary Baptist. Funeral services for Alvin Walker Epperson was held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 29, 2003 at Martin Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Johnson Creek Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were grandsons. He is survived by two daughters, Bernice Grimes of Edmond, Oklahoma and Margaret Stevens of Chino Valley, Arizona; four sons, Darrel, Alton and Gary Epperson all of Waldron, Arkansas and Dale Epperson of Rogers, Arkansas; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Creek Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
CHEYENNE DAKOTA EPPERSON

Cheyenne Dakota Epperson, 17, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 24, 2011 near Mansfield. Cheyenne was born July 8, 1993 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Tracy and Gina (Bullock) Epperson. She attended the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene, was the Captain of the Mansfield High School Cheerleader Squad, Statistician of the Mansfield High School Baseball Team, Libero on the Mansfield High School Volleyball Team, member of the 2009 State Champion Mansfield High School Volleyball Team, and was employed at Geno's Pizza in Greenwood. Cheyenne is survived by her parents, Tracy and Gina Epperson of the home; one sister, Tymber Epperson of the home; maternal grandmother, Verla Bullock of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Maxine Epperson of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Darrel Epperson of Waldron, Arkansas; special friend, Mikey Duncan of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and numerous aunt, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandad, Gene Bullock. Cheyenne's funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Mansfield High School Gymnasium in Mansfield, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Frederick and Rev. Brad Selby officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Cheyenne's pallbearers will be Garrett Sutton, Jacob Hopkins, James Brimble, Casey Polk, Tanner Favela, Nick Black. Her honorary pallbearers will be Mansfield High School Cheerleading Squad, Mansfield High School Volleyball Team, and Friday Night Football Crew. Cheyenne's visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, ARkansas. A memorial fund for Cheyenne Epperson has been set up at Chambers Bank, Acct. #7145272.

Scott County Times
13 March 2002
JIMMIE EPPERSON

Jimmie Walter Epperson, age 87, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired service station worker and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 8, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Johnson Creek Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one brother, Alvin Epperson of Waldron, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Scott Epperson, Gary Epperson, Darrell Epperson, Dale Epperson, Tracy Epperson and Butch Grimes. Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Creek Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
4 June 2014
JOY "DIANE" EPPERSON

Joy "Diane" Epperson of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, May 29, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born April 18, 1952 to William "Mr. Bill" Taylor and Betty (Henson) Taylor in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Diane was 62 years, 1 month and 5 days old. Diane grew up in the Waldron area. As a young lady, she married the love of her life, Alton Epperson. They shared many years together and enjoyed being parents to one son, Shawn. Diane loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. Diane enjoyed going to the drag races, watching her family play softball and crafting. She was a well known beautician in Waldron. She made you feel right at home when you entered the doors of her shop. She was always a big barrel of laughs. After she retired from her shop, Diane became involved in the organization CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. This was very dear to her heart. She loved being able to help the children. She was a liaison for the children. She was a "Guardian Angel" to them. Diane leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Alton Epperson of the home; one son, Shawn Epperson of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Billy Taylor and wife Sharon of Natural Dam, Arkansas. Diane will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many a wonderful extended family, many friends and loved ones. Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Bill Taylor and Betty (Henson) Taylor. Diane's life celebration memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to CASA, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
16 April 2008
RUTH DELOLA EPPERSON

Ruth Delola Epperson, 88, went to be with the Lord April 9, 2008. She was born March 30, 1920 in Blackfork, Arkansas to Monty Beaty and Vertie Welter Beaty. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, worked as a nursing assistant in the Waldron Nursing Home for many years, and was Baptist by faith. There will be fewer beautiful African Violets in the world now that she is gone. She was preceded in death by brothers Pershing and Herschel, sister Mae Etta, and half-brother, J.T. Survivors include her six children, Bernice Grimes of Edmond, OK, Darrel Eppersonof Waldron, Margaret Stevens of Chino Valley, AZ, Alton Epperson of Waldron, L. Dale Epperson of Rogers, AR and Gary Epperson of Waldron; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Martin Funeral Home on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor and Grandson Jerry Grimes and Pastor Robert Hicks officiating. Interment was in the Square Rock Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, www.abchomes.org, P.O. Box 552, Little Rock, AR 72203.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
SHARON LYNN EPPERSON

Sharon Lynn Epperson, 44, of Huntington, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Huntington, Arkansas. Sharon was born August 13, 1965 at Wilmington, Delaware to Richard C. and Joyce L. (Brumfield) Moore. She was a member of the Scott County Cattleman's Association, Sebastian County Mounted Patrol and Photo Alliance. She is survived by her son, Bryant Epperson of Fort Smith, Arkansas; parents, Richard and Joyce Moore of Springfield, Arkansas; two sisters, Patricia Freeman of Russellville, Arkansas, Deborah Hudson of Springfield, Arkansas; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Sharon was preceded in death by her brother Richard Moore, Jr. Sharon's funeral service was Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Jake Moore, Randy Shores, Mikey Duncan, Joe Dorr, Steve Chase and David Snow.

The Waldron News
24 September 2008
B. MAX EPPLER

B. Max Eppler, 65, of Winnewood, formerly of Grapevine, Texas passed away on September 2, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Mary Campbell Eppler with whom he shared twenty years of marriage and the late Barbara Chaffin Eppler who passed away in 1983. Born in Waldron, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Coy and Gertrude Garvin Eppler. In 1996 he retired as Supervisor of Passenger Services at Delta Air Lines after 28 years of service. Max lived his life to the fullest. He was a private pilot, avid bowler, fisherman, reader, water skier, he loved to travel, he snow skied for the first time at age 51, and as a golfer he loved having a hole in one. In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by one son, Scottie Max Eppler and his wife Shana of Peyton, CO; one daughter, Sabrina Clark and her husband Gary of N. Richland, TX; one brother, Dale Eppler and his wife Pat of Tyler, TX; a number of aunts and uncles, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Logan Funeral Home in Haverstown, PA. Memorial contributions may be sent to Make a Wish Foundation, 512 Township Line Rd., One Valley Square, Suite 133, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 East Lancaster Avenue #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096.

The Waldron News
7 June 2017
CHAD HOWARD ESCALANTE

Chad Howard Escalante, 48, of Alma, Arkansas passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 in a local hospital. He was a retired employee of Trane Corp. where he worked for 26 years and a member of Alma First Baptist Church. He loved playing men's softball, hunting, fishing and especially turkey hunting. Chad was born May 23, 1968 in Fort Smith, AR. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Val and Buna Mae Holland; grandparents, Matthew and Mary Ellen Escalante and his father-in-law, Dick Douglas. Funeral service was held on May 25, 2017 at Alma First Baptist Church with interment in Love Cemetery. Survivors included his wife, Mary Beth Escalante of the home; three daughters, Chelsea Escalante of Alma, Kerri Smith and husband Torry of Van Buren and Kelsey Kitchens of Alma; mother, Patsy Napier and husband Virgil of Waldron; father, Matthew Escalante and wife Brenda of Poteau; sister, Susan Brakefield of Waldron; brother, Tony Esclante and wife Valarie of Greenwood; one brother-in-law, Rick Douglas and wife Charlotte of Alma; mother-in-law, Della Douglas of Alma; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Rod Gipson, Scott "Tom" Bugg, Chuck Seubold, Billy Bramlett, Dax Ward and Robert Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers were the Trane Family.

The Waldron News
23 November 2011
ALLAN DEE ESSMAN

Allan Dee Essman, 76, of Grantville, Kansas passed away November 11, 2011 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born March 30, 1935 in Scott County, Arkansas to Bessie (Lewis) and Joseph Dee Essman. Allan was baptized in Jones Creek, Scott Co., Arkansas with the Unity Baptist Church. Allan served in the 300th SIG Corp Army Reserve. He worked 10 years for the 501 School District and retired from Hallmark Cards after 24 years of service. Allan married Ketcherside on July 1, 1955 in Topeka. In addition to Sonya, he is survived by three brothers, Jim of Silver Lake, KS, Dale of Van Buren, Arkansas, Gerald of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Vera Artzer of Topeka, Kansas, Marilyn Johnson of Russellville, Arkansas and Janice Weston of Royal, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins by the dozens. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Paula Piles. The family received friends from 5-7 pm Sunday, Nov. 13th at Davidson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Monday, November 14th at the funeral home. Interment followed in Rochester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606.

The Waldron News
11 February 1998
BESSIE ELIZABETH ESSMAN

Bessie Elizabeth Essman, 81, of Waldron died Friday, February 6, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a retired Pinewood Nursing Home housekeeper and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Essman, and a granddaughter, Anette Essman. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 9,1998 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Vera Artzer and Paula Piles, both of Topeka, Kansas, and Marilyn Johnson, of Russellville; four sons: Gerald Essman, of Waldron, Allan Essman, of Grantville, Kansas, Jim Essman, of Silver Lake, Kansas, and Dale Essman, of Wheaton, Kansas; one sister, Eula Essman, of Topeka, Kansas; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gerald Essman, Allan Essman, Jim Essman, Jeff Essman, Dale Essman, Dale Johnson and Pete Essman. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 October 2009
CARL GENE ESSMAN

Carl Gene Essman, 73, of Ratcliff, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, October 18, 2009 in his home. Carl was born December 5, 1935 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Ira Andrew Essman and Gustie (Bates) Essman. He served his country in the Army and was stationed in Germany from 1958 to 1960. He loved Bluegrass music and enjoyed woodworking. Carl is survived by his wife of 38 years Jerldeen of the home; two daughters, Teresa Grimmett of Fayetteville, Kathy Fowler of Ratcliff; two stepsons, Troy Fittin of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Donald Fittin of Alma, Arkansas; one sister, Winnamae McEntire of Waldron, Arkansas; two nieces, three nephews, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Carl's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Hogan officiating with interment at the Lamb Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Freddie McEntire, Jimmy Graham, James Hattabaugh, Jerrel Plummer, Robin Barker and J.D. Graham. Carl's visitation will be Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
23 November 2005
EDGAR ESSMAN

Edgar E. Essman, 85, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, November 14, 2005 in a Mena hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am November 17, 2005 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by three daughters, Vera and Jerry Gaston of Mena, Arkansas, Patsy and George Word of Camden, Arkansas and Linda and Bryan Wyman of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Truman and Debbie Essman of Mena, Arkansas; six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Arnold Williams, Paul Williams, Glen Harrison, Matt McCafferty, James Smith and Lester Smith, Jr.

Scott County Times
18 August 2004
EULA ESSMAN

Eula Lee Essman, 97, of Topeka passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. She was born January 29, 1907 at Shreveport, LA, the daughter of James and Matha L. McQuiston Lewis. Eula moved to Brawley in Scott County, Arkansas at the age of seven. She moved to Topeka in October of 1951. She was married to Russell Essman on November 12, 1927. He preceded her in death in December of 1999. Also preceding Mrs. Essman was a son Samuel Essman of New Brunsfeld, Texas and a grandson Gregory in 1979. She is survived by two daughters, Violet Hill of Topeka and Mary Sue Sandow of Cartersville, Georgia; four sons, Jim Essman of Seguin, Texas, Phill Essman of Yuma, AZ, Johnny Essman and Fred Essman both of Topeka; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 18 at Davidson Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission in care of the funeral home.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
GEORGIA MAE ESSMAN

Georgia Mae Essman, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, July 4, 2010 in a Waldron nursing home. Georgia was born March 21, 1931 in Hon, Arkansas to the late William Henry Watts and Ivory (Maxwell) Watts. She was a retired cook for the Waldron School system. Georgia is survived by her son, Freddie Essman and wife Susan of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Josephine Hamilton of Huntington, Arkansas, Lolattie Richmond of Huntington, Arkansas, Betty Thompson of Roland, Oklahoma, Rether Greer of Rockford, Illinois; one brother, Johnny Doyle Watts of Rockford, Illinois; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, William Essman, Jr., Roy Lee Essman; and one sister, Mary Maloy. Georgia's funeral service was Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Lanman officiating. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Jerry Bob Metcalf, Jeremy Metcalf, Bill Brown, Jim Coffee, Billy Paul Brown and Mike Buton. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy White and Roy Short.

The Waldron News
12 August 2009
IOLA ELIZABETH ESSMAN
April 23, 1939-August 9, 2009

Iola Elizabeth Essman, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 9, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Iola was born April 23, 1939 in Grafton, West Virginia to the late William McMullen and Dollie (Kirk) McMullen. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron and a homemaker. Iola is survived by one son, Richard Allen Edens of Waldron, Arkansas and one grandson, Skylour of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by four sisters, Flo Phillips of Waldron, Arkansas, Bea Houser of Watkinsville, Georgia, Patty Richardson of New Castle, Pennsylvania and Barbara Duncan of El Paso, Texas. Iola is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Essman, a son, Charles Edens, and a brother, John McMullen. Iola's funeral service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Smith officiating with interment to follow at the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. Her pallbearers will be Freddie Essman, Josh Essman, Ron Houser, Corry Cooper and Robert Slater.

The Waldron News
26 June 2002
ROXIE LEE ESSMAN

Roxie Lee Essman, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 20, 2002 in Mena. She was born January 21, 1923 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Felix Smith and the late Mima Taylor Smith. She was united in marriage to Edgar Essman for 61 years. Mrs. Essman was a housekeeper at Mena Medical Center, an elderly caregiver after retiring and was a member of the Two-Mile Church of Christ. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Essman of Mena, AR; one son, Truman and his wife, Debra Essman of Mena, AR; three daughters, Vera and her husband Jerry Gaston of Mena, AR, Patsy and her husband George Word of Camden, AR and Linda and her husband Bryan Wyman of Mena, AR; three brothers, Melvin and his wife Betty Smith of Waldron, AR, Lester Smith of Waldron and Jessie Smith of Waldron; four sisters, Francis and her husband Davis Judy of Abbott, AR, Dovie and her husband Charlie Williams of Abbott, AR, Doria and her husband Roy Glen Harrison of Waldron, and Margaret and her husband Jerry McCafferty of Waldron, AR; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother and one grandson. Funeral services were Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Baptist Church in Waldron with Brother Millard Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Freedom Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Paul Williams, Arnold Williams, Glen Harrison, Danny Harrison, Matt McCafferty and Henry Cogburn. Honorary pallbearer was Carl Foster.

The Waldron News
28 February 2007
ROY LEE ESSMAN

Roy Lee Essman, 54, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 22, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a logger. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Iola Elizabeth Essman of the home; two step sons, Edward Charles Edens of Waldron, Arkansas, Richard Edens of Waldron, Arkansas; mother, Georgia Mae Essman of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, Freddie of Lake Hinkle, Arkansas, Junior Essman of Farmington, Arkansas; one step-grandchild, Skylour Edens of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Lovett, Dusty Lovett, Harvel Tucker, Keith Starr, William Rogers, Johnny Stokes, Cleaston Riddle and Jeff Norwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Shorts and Jerry Bob Metcalf.

The Waldron News
22 December 1999
SAMUEL "RUSSELL" ESSMAN

Samuel "Russell" Essman, 93, of Topeka, Kansas, died Friday, December 17, 1999 in a Topeka hospital. He was born May 29, 1906 in Waldron, Arkansas to Stonewall and Emmaline (Stites) Essman. He resided in Topeka since 1951. He attended schools in Waldron, Arkansas and was retired from the I.H. Milling Company in 1969. He was married to Eula Lewis on November 12, 1927 in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Eula of the home; two daughters, Violet Hill of Topeka, KS and Mary Sue Sandow of Cartersville, GA; five sons, Sam Essman and Jim Essman both of New Braunfels, TX, Phil Essman of Alpine, CA, Johnny Essman of Topeka and Fred Essman of Topeka; two sisters, Etta Tarwater and Eva Epperson both of Topeka; one brother, Lodelle Essman of Topeka; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 at the Davidson Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Memorial contributions can be made to Topeka Rescue Mission, sent in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka.

The Waldron News
30 March 2016
MELISSA DIANNE LAUGHLIN EUBANKS

Melissa Dianne Laughlin Eubanks was escorted into heaven by her Granny and Pappaw on Saturday, March 26, 2016 when she passed from this life at Conway Regional Medical Center. Melissa was born in Marshall, Texas on December 4, 1974 and graduated from Dardanelle High School in 1992 after moving to Arkansas with her family in 1984 and has been a resident of Greenbrier, AR since 2007. Melissa touched the hearts of everyone she met, with her kind and giving soul. To know her was to love her--man, woman and child. She gave fully to everyone she knew and never asked for anything in return. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. Melissa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bill and Esther Briggs, who were her Pappaw and Granny, who meant the world to her and she to them. She is survived by her husband Scott, with whom she shared 22 years, children Matthew and Katie of Greenbrier, AR, mother and stepdad Vicky and Dan Laird of Waldron, AR, mother-in-law and father-in-law Carol and Wade Selby of Pottsville, AR, brother-in-law Randall Eubanks of London, AR and special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and friends. Life celebration for Melissa was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Joe Freewill Baptist Church in Atkins, AR. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 January 2008
ROBBIE JO EUBANKS

Robbie Jo Eubanks was born in Waldron, Arkansas on February 12, 1937 and passed away in Houston on January 26, 2008. She had been a resident of Pasadena since 1955 and had worked for the Menieke Company for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eubanks and is survived by one daughter, Drenda Wayland and her husband Howard; son Brent Eubanks, Sr. and his wife Deborah; brothers, Lyndale and Thomas Harberson; sisters, Geraldine McCafferty and Patsy Jackson, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were in the Pasadena Chapel Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment was in the Grandview Cemetery.

Scott County Times
18 August 2004
BEULAH EVANS

Beulah May Evans, 79, of Waldron went to be with the Lord Friday, August 13, 2004. She was a resident at the Waldron Nursing Home. Beulah was born October 19, 1924 to Nora and Bethel Powell. After retiring from the Scott County Courthouse, Beulah loved to quilt, shop at flea markets, visit family and friends and attend church. She was a member of the Lamb Church. Beulah was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Winston Powell. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, 2004 at 2 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Friendship Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by two sons, Tom and his wife Dianne and Jim and his wife Rhonda all of Waldron; two brothers, Audie Powell of Waldron and Grady Powell of Charleston; five grandchildren, Brad, Josh, Heath and Audry Evans and Jennifer Root; two step-grandsons, Kory and Kirk Dedmon; and seven great-grandchildren, Eryn, McKenna and Trevor Root, Sydni Evans, Easton Evans and Daniel and Kayla Button. Pallbearers were Ronnie, Rick and Russell Powell, Audry, Brad and Heath Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Josh Evans and Richie Root.

The Waldron News
22 February 2012
BILL EVANS

Bill Evans went to be with the Lord Friday February 17th, 2012. He graduated from North Little Rock High School then attended UALAR. At 18 he began selling paper at Arkansas Paper Company under the leadership of his mentor, Moic Seligman. He worked his way up to management and grew to run businesses in Fort Smith, Little Rock, Shreveport, Denver and Plano, Texas. He retired in 1996 for health reasons and moved to Hot Springs. His wife Sue became ill in 2008, when they moved back to Texas to be closer to their daughter Susan Moore and grandson Rob McAuley. Bill is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Golleher. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sue. Their daughter, Susan & Fred Moore of Plano along with grandchildren Rob & Sandy McAuley of Forney, TX and Jamie and Dustin List of North Little Rock; great grandchildren, Shelby III, Charley and Jacob. His son Dennis & Ginger Evans along with grandchildren Heather Evans, Phillip & Marie Evans and Sarah & Bo Sams of Benton and B.K., great grandchildren; Kolby and Kaleb, all from Sherwood, AR. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, with interment the Hartford Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 December 1999
DOROTHY MARIE WAGNER EVANS

Dorothy Marie Wagner Evans, 62, of Boles, Arkansas died Thursday, December 16, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 1999 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by four daughters, Brenda Kincaid of Rogers, AR, Judy Barker of Boles, AR, Angela Vanriper of Fort Smith, AR and Melissa Evans of Mena, AR; two sons, Ronald E. Bowles of Seattle, WA and Clint Bowles of Rogers, AR; one sister, Phyllis Lane of Hackett, AR; five brothers, Dewayne Wagner of Houston, TX, Wesley Wagner of Waldron, AR, Wayland Wagner of Ft. Smith, AR, Bill Wagner of Little Rock, AR and Ronnie Wagner of Boles, AR; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Drake Lane, Randy Lane, Shawn Lane, Robert Slagle, Craig Wagner and Mac Wagner.

The Waldron News
22 September 2010
HEATH AUDLEY EVANS

Heath Audley Evans, 39, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Heath was born February 19, 1971 in Fayetteville, NC to Jimmy Dell Evans and Regenia (Stovall) Evans. He was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church and a logger. He loved his dogs, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed life. He is survived by his son, Easton Barker Evans of Boles, Arkansas; mother, Regenia Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, father, Jimmy Evans of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Jennifer Root and husband Richie of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Audrey Evans of Benton, Arkansas; two nieces, Eryn and McKenna Root of Waldron, Arkansas; one nephew, Trevor Root of Waldron, Arkansas; two aunts, Linda Lovett and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas, Mary Brewer of Waldron, Arkansas; two uncles, Tom Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, Gerald Stovall of Greenwood, Arkansas, and cousins. Heath was preceded in death by his grandparents, Audrey Evans, Beulah Evans, Verla Stovall; one uncle, Lonnie Brewer. Heath's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. His pallbearers were Jim Evans, Audrey Evans, Bill Lovett, Dusty Lovett, Stanley Brewer, Tyler Brewer. Honorary pallbearers were Richie Root, Brad Evans, L.D. Powell, Raymond Dees and Eddie Swisher.

The Waldron News
18 June 2014
INEZ (DOLLY) EVANS

Inez (Dolly) Evans, 82, of Magazine, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in a Fort Smith hospital. Inez was born September 20, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Tobie Richard and Liza Louise (Lamarr) Titsworth. Inez is survived by seven children, Randy Evans and wife Pat of Virginia, Marvin Evans of Oklahoma, Shirley Preston of Paris, Arkansas, Wanda McInturf and husband William of Magazine, Arkansas, Perry Evans and wife Cheryl of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Billie Ryalls and husband Mark of Nashville, Tennessee, Sandy Dixon of Paris, Arkansas; one brother, Kenneth and wife Dorothy Titsworth of Oklahoma; one sister Pat and Junie McQuery of Kansas; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Evans; three children, Glenda Evans, Bobbie Evans, Lerron Evans; two brothers, Richard Titsworth, M.C. Titsworth and one sister Marie Johnson. Visitation was Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Funeral service was held 2:00 pm Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lamb Church with burial to follow in Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Chase Molton, Chad Molton, Logan Molton, Frank Henry, William Morrison and James Patton.

The Waldron News
27 May 2015
JOHN HAROLD EVANS

John Harold Evans of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. John was born May 8, 1932 in Montgomery, Texas to John E. Evans and Myrtle Pauline (Dustman) Evans. John was 83 years and 13 days old. John was a long time member of Waldron First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas where he served as a Deacon. John's unwavering faith and belief proved true by his commitment to lead by example. John married the love of his life, Doris, when they were mere youngsters. Together they raised four amazing children. John was a well rounded man. He was loyal as an employee and stayed with his company's for extended times. His experiences ranged from Douglas Aircraft to owning and operating an Otasco to retirement from Tyson Foods maintenance department. John enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening. His most treasured moments was that of family time. He loved getting to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memories made with his family were priceless. John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 63 years, Doris of the home; one daughter, Suzan Tidwell and husband Tony of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; three sons, John J. Evans of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Bill Evans of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Ric Evans and wife Kelli of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandpa will be missed by his nine grandchildren: John David, Mark, Angie, Tina, Jason, Levi, Beau, Jacob and Brooke as well as 7 great grandchildren. John will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Myrtle Evans; two sisters, Nada Currier and Ann Oliver as well as three brothers: Leon, Leo and LaMoine Evans. John's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Waldron First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas and officiated by Rev. Ken Overturf. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. John's pallbearers were Jason Tidwell, Levi Tidwell, Wade Robertson, Myrten Owens, Miles Dozier and Billy Gene Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Rice, Neil Cherry, Jim Henry Currier, Benny Newberry and Slick Sherrill. John's visitation was held Friday, May 22, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where John's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 6307 Alma Highway, Alma, AR 72921 or FBC Building Fund, c/o Waldron First Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
31 May 2006
LAMOINE EVANS

LaMoine Evans, 79, of Heavener, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2006 in a Poteau, Oklahoma hospital. He was a timber worker and a member of the Weeks Baptist Church. Graveside funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Weeks Cemetery with interment in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Wynona Christine Evans of the home; three sons, Leo Warren Evans of Heavener, OK, Larry Gale Evans of Parks, AR and Arthur Evans of Lexington, MO; one sister, Ann Oliver of Waldron, AR; one brother, John Evans of Waldron, AR; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both his parents, one sister, two brothers, one son and one grandchild. Pallbearers were Bob Bowman, Bobby Bowman, Travis Evans, John Evans, Leo Evans and Thomas Tomblinson.

Scott County Times
23 February 2005
LOIS EVANS

Lois J. Evans, age 98, of Waldron died Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband Rev. W.R. Evans. She is survived by one niece, Leona Henson of Tulsa, Oklahoma and one nephew, Bob Whiteley of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 17, 2005 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Gathright, Wayne Langley, Edwin Hutchens, Leon Dotson, David Byers and Kent Shupert.

The Waldron News
24 August 2005
M. ARTELA BLAIR BULLOCK EVANS

M. Artela Blair Bullock Evans, age 96, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2005 in her home in Conway, Arkansas, with her family at her side. She was born to Lillie Hurt Blair and James F. Blair on April 30, 1909 in Lucas, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, where they lived many years, her brother Joe Berry Blair of Lucas, one sister Reba Blair Merrywell of Fort Smith, and three grandsons, Gregory, Jeffery and Phillip Bullock. She is survived by her children, James H. Bullock of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Marilyn Bullock King of Conway and Artela Bullock Tyler of Houston, Texas; one sister, Arlena Blair Montgomery of Cheyenne, Wyoming; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews. She was a wonderful Christian lady who exuded a quiet wisdom with her loving soft spirit, and a role model and positive influence for anyone who knew her, especially her children to whom she gave a solid, loving background. She was a lifelong Baptist and after she became a widow and moved to Conway, a member of Mayflower Baptist Church. She attended school in Arkansas and Oklahoma back when young people had to board away from home to go beyond the eighth grade. She graduated from the last Lucas School and then from Mansfield High School with the class of 1932. Following graduation, she attended a beauty school and became a licensed beautician and co-owner of a successful beauty shop in Mansfield, Arkansas until her marriage. She was an accomplished homemaker. When her husband joined the U.S. Navy, she became a WWII Navy wife and shipyard office worker until the war ended in 1945. After moving back to Arkansas and experiencing many changes, some that demonstrated her strong ability to cope, she took care of her parents in their declining years. As a single mother, she then returned to the work force until she retired in 1984 and married a Baptist minister, the Reverend John E. Evans. She made a home where the children of both families were not only welcome but loved to be. She was active in church, visiting nursing homes and checking on those who were ill as long as she was able. Pallbearers were Joel Tyler, Dennis Tyler, David Tyler, Billy Hogan, Edward Barger and Terry Jones. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 1 at the Roller McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Conway officiated by Pastor Ken Reece with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. There was a memorial service at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 in Abbott, Arkansas at 3:00 p.m. prior to burial.

The Waldron News
18 May 2011
THOMAS EVANS

Thomas Evans, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away May 10, 2011 at a Waldron hospital. Thomas is survived by his wife Cheryl Dianne Evans of the home; three sons, Brad Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, Joshua Evans of Billings, Montana, Shane Woodrum of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Dana Adamson and husband Willis of Roanoke, Alabama, Beth Milligan of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Sydni and husband David Pena, Daniel Button, Kayla Button, Devin Sims, Hunter Sims, Dustin Milligan, Cory and wife Brittney Milligan, Cody and wife Sandra Woodrum, Whitney Woodrum, and one great-grandson, Owen Milligan and one great-granddaughter, Reagen Milligan. He is also survived by his step mother, Margie Evans of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Jim Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, and one special nephew Audrey Dale Evans. He is preceded in death by his parents, Audrey Winston and Beulah Evans and one nephew Heath Evans. The visitation was Friday, May 13, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a cremation to follow. The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There was a committal service at Friendship Cemetery on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
WANDA YANCEY EVANS

Wanda Yancey Evans, 69, of Spring, Texas died Thursday, December 30 in a Houston hospital. She was a retired accounting secretary. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2000 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery at Hon, AR. She is survived by one son Larry B. Scott of Houston, TX; two sisters, Nadine Nicholas of Houston, TX and Lavern Owens of Copperas Cove, TX; one brother, Charles Yancey of Kansas City, KS; and two grandchildren, Stacy Scott and Melissa Parrott both of Spring, TX.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
WYNONNA CHRISTINE EVANS

Wynonna Christine Evans, 78, of Heavener, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007 in a Heavener, Oklahoma nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Weeks Baptist Church. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2007 at the Weeks Cemetery with interment under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Leo Evans of Heavener, OK; two step-sons, Larry Evans of Parks, AR, LeRay Evans of Lexington, MO; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; six sisters, Aylene, Freda, Glenda, Maggie, Modene and Sandra; four brothers, Bob, Gary Sam and Fred, Jr.

Scott County Times
3 August 2005
BOBBYE EVATT

Bobbye Jean Brown Evatt of Waldron died Saturday, July 30, 2005. She was born November 5, 1926 at Duncan, Oklahoma, the eldest child of Paul and Martha Brown. She was a graduate of Duncan High School, Temple College, Scott and White Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and studied art at Oklahoma City University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was a retired Registered Nurse and professional artist. While employed in Houston at the V.A. Medical Center she had the privilege of assisting Dr. Michael DeBackey. Her art was impressionist; she utilized oils and was recognized for her mastery of color. Her work was exhibited at the Arkansas Art Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Science Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and several private galleries in Little Rock. Her passion was for equality and she was a staunch supporter of women's rights and health initiatives for women and children. She is survived by her husband John Fred Evatt of Waldron, two sons, Joe Nathan Evatt of Bryant and John Randall Evatt of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters, Marion Jeannetta Elmquist of Prescott, Arizona, Mary Ruth Bechtal of Canyon, Texas, Dana Rebecca Hinkle of Bend, Oregon, two brothers, Paul Dewayne Brown of Vinita, Oklahoma, Don C. Brown of Olympia, Washinton and a host of friends and members of the art community. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Memorial may be sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital or the Pine Bluff Art League.

The Waldron News
24 April 2002
DONALD HAWTHORNE EVATT

Donald Hawthorne Evatt, 61, of Conway, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at the Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born February 6, 1941 in Waldron, Scott County, to the late Fred and Clara Hawthorne Evatt. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was also a certified public accountant and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Conway. He is survived by his wife, Linda Reed Evatt; one son, Robert Clay Evatt of Conway; and one brother, John Fred Evatt, Jrs. of Pine Bluff. Memorial services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Conway with Rev. Philip Hathcock officiating. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, donors favorite charity, or First United Methodist Church of Conway.

The Waldron News
26 February 2014
LINDA EVATT

Linda Evatt, 73, of Conway, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 9, 1940 to the late Charles and Dorothy Voris Reed, Jr. Mrs. Evatt was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Conway and enjoyed genealogy, sewing and reading. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Evatt. Survivors include her son, Robert Evatt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and other family and friends. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
4 February 1998
OLA EARL EVATT

Ola Earl Evatt 86, of Waldron died Sunday, January 25, 1998 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was a retired drygood sales clerk, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Waldron Church of the Nazarene. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 29, 1998 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her daughter, Billye Jean Sanderfer, of Port Arthur, Texas; one son, Bobby Harold Evatt, of Mission, Texas; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Evatt, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Matthew Evatt, of Houston, Texas, and Kathy Albert, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; two great grandchildren: Michele Lawhorn and Zachary Albert, both of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; one great-great grandchild, Tyler Lawhorn, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Denver Plummer, Paul Plummer, Wayne Horn, Leon Nichols, Johnny Ward and Benny Newberry. Honorary pallbearers were Jake Liles and Danny Rhyne. Memorial contributions may be made to Waldron Church of the Nazarene. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
GRACE BERNICE EVERETT

Grace Bernice Everett, 90, of Waldron, AR died Sunday, May 28, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a retired sales clerk and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Charles Muehe of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Edna Roth of LaMesa, CA; five grandchildren, James White, Larry White, Vicki Jenson, Jerry White and Donnie Rogers; one step-grandson, Sam Caskey; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
6 September 2006
LINDA MARIE EVERLY

Linda Marie Everly, 41, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 27, 2006 in her home. Memorial service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2006 at the Jubilee Church in Waldron under the direction of the family. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Laura Everly; three daughters, Monica Dickens, Felicia Waehz and Jessica Hamilton; one sister, Debbie Forrester; four brothers, Terry Clifford, Tony Clifford, Joe Clifford and Robert Everly; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
ROBERT EARL EVERLY

Mr. Robert Earl Everly, age 70, of Waldron passed away Monday, September 4, 2006 in Waldron. He was born October 2, 1935 in Blue Island, Illinois to the late Charles Everly and Virginia Pierce Everly. He was united in marriage to Laura Stump. Mr. Everly was a line worker for Tyson Foods by profession and was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Laura Everly of Waldron, AR; daughter, Debbie Forrester; sons, Terry Lee Clifford, Joseph Clifford, Tony Clifford and Robert L. Everly; brother, Frank Stump; sister, Connie Percell; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Linda Marie Everly, a brother, Danny Stump, and a great-grandson, Hunter Ray Waeltz. Mr. Everly was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. He will lie in state for general visitation at the funeral home until Friday evening, September 8. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Parks Southern Baptist Church in Parks, Arkansas. Local arrangements were under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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