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

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
RICHARD FAIN

Richard A. Fain, 75, of Waldron died May 26, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a mountain man, cattleman, sawmiller and a good cowboy. Funeral services were held at 10 am, May 29, 2001 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Boothe, Arkansas with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two sisters, Rose Elmore of Huntington and Minnie Lee Parker and one brother, Claud, of Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Paul Elmore, Woody English, Herman Atchley, Kenneth Nevills, Leonard Ed Ridenhour and Bob Sehorn.

The Waldron News
29 June 2011
BILLIE WHEELER FARMER

Billie Wheeler Farmer died peacefully on May 15, 2011 in Mobile, AL at the home of her daughter Alicia Farmer. She was born on August 19th, 1926 in Oklahoma City to Viola (Barnett) and Valetine Wheeler. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1944 and married Charles K. Farmer in 1948. He was a Presbyterian minister for over 25 years. Billie was a church leader, worked as Girl Scout Executive, and raised three children. They lived in San Antonio from 1989 until Chuck's death in 2002. She moved to Mobile in 2003. Billie is survived by son Chad and wife Peggy of Phoenix, AZ, daughter Alicia of 1259 Elmira St., Mobile, AL, daughter Rebecca and husband Mark Huselid, and grandchildren Rachel and Robert Huselid of Princeton Junction, NJ. A local memorial service and interment will be 11 a.m. on July 30 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greenridge, AR. Memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Church of Beloit, Kansas, 321 E. Main St. 67420

Scott County Times
23 April 2003
AYLINE FARNSWORTH

Waldron--Funeral services for Ayline Farnsworth, 90, of Waldron were held Monday, April 21, 2003 at 2 pm at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Farnsworth died Friday, April 18, 2003 at a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired sales clerk and assistant manager of a dry goods store, was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and was a nursing home volunteer. Survivors include a daughter, Lillian Jones of Waldron; four nieces and their families, Verna Dean Jones, Jean Plummer, Greta Oldham and Norma Jones. Pallbearers were Jerrel Plummer, Billy Ray Oldham, Bob Ford and Danny Haga. Honorary pallbearers were Juanita Scroggins, Flora Belle Lawson and Theo Self.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
TRUMAN FARRIS

Truman Farris, 60, of Alma, AR entered into rest on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born March 29, 1950 in Waldron, AR. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith and before his departure, he accepted the Lord as his Savior. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Williams and Vida Drewey, brothers Irvin Farris, Daniel Farris, Dale Farris and Lawton Farris. He is survived by his daughter Deanna Simon and husband Junior of Alma, AR, his son Sean Farris and wife Terri of Huntington, AR, two brothers, Bill Farris and William Farris both of Booneville, AR, eight grandchildren, Zachary Farris, Brooke Farris, Autumn Farris, Colt McCutcheon, Sean Stephenson, Kerri Hale, Anthony Simon and Chelsey Wait and two great grandchildren, Chloe Hale and Hunter Wait. Memorial graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR.

Scott County Times
21 February 2001
VIRGIE FARRIS

Virgie Reed (Susie) Farris, 67, of Booneville, Arkansas died February 14, 2001 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 16, 2001 with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Irvin Ray Farris; four daughters, Linda Hinson of Carson City, Nevada, Brinda Finley of Kenn, Washington, Mary Jane Gardner of Layton, Utah and Sherry Minteer of Manteca, California; two sons, Jim Reed of Roff, Oklahoma and Kenny Reed of Corcoran, California; two sisters, Rene McNeely of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma and Margaret Hazel of Luther, Oklahoma; two brothers, Marion Ashford of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Gilbert Ashford of Burney, California; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Timmy Franklin, Tommy Franklin, John Brown, Blain Reed, Steve Farris and Melvin Farris. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Reed, James Gardner, David Slate, Woody Slate and Carl Slate.

The Waldron News
21 March 2007
ROBERT GENE FEASTER

Robert Gene Feaster, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007 in a Waldron Arkansas hospital. He was a Lutheran and veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Graveside funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with interment in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Michele Feaster of the home; two daughters, Carol Flanery of Redding, CA, Pam Briggs of Redding, CA; one son, Bobby Feaster of Chico, California; two step-daughters, Charlott Lee of Waldron, AR, Sarah Jo Juare of Waldron, AR; one step-son, Joseph Leon of Waldron, AR; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Joseph of Hemet, CA, Lois of Hemet, CA and Ruth Williams of Santa Cruz, CA.

The Waldron News
9 October 2002
MELISSA JETT FEAZELL

Funeral services for Melissa Jett Feazell were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2002 at Summerfield Baptist Church in Colfax, LA with Rev. Frank Peacock officiating. Feazell, age 38, of Colfax, died Monday, September 30, 2002 in LSU Health Science Center. She was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church, Colfax, LA. Survivors include her father, Clifford Jett of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; her mother, Mary Jett of Colfax; one son, J.W. "Bubba" Feazell, Jr. of Colfax; two daughters, Corney Feazell and Chasity Feazell of Colfax; two brothers, Michael Porter of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and James Jett of Lexington, South Carolina; two sisters, Lynnell Brown of Alexandria and Anna Jett of Grovetown, GA. Pallbearers were Dustin Chellette, Michael Shows, Chris Amee, Raymond DuBois, Bobby Joe Chellette and J.R. Couch. Honorary pallbearers were Clifford Jett, Wayne Crooks, James Jett and John Feazell, Sr.

The Waldron News
9 July 2008
BERNARD FERGUSON

Bernard Ferguson, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years Helen Camden Ferguson; 1 daughter Melissa Coggins and husband John of Cabot, AR; 1 sister Lucille Nichols and husband Paul of Woodland, California; 2 sisters-in-law Ernestine Ferguson of Dayton, AR and Ruby Nichols of San Fernando, California; 2 granddaughters, Sarah and Grace Coggins of Cabot, AR; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Haw Creek Church with interment at the Dayton Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were George Harbold, Rex Cochran, Jerry Bell, Winston Nichols, Troy Rippy and Lewis Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were Hershel Sims, Fritz Morales, Charles Hunt, Jerald Plummer, Horace Bottoms, Tully Works, Henry Hicks and Jim Lee.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
BESSIE FERGUSON

The funeral was held Feb. 3 for Bessie L. Ferguson of Springfield, who died Jan. 31 of heart failure. She was 69. She was born June 1, 1930, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dewey and Glyds Ensey Cox. She married Henry Ferguson in Waldron, Ark., on April 23, 1948. She moved with her family to Arkansas, where she lived until moving to Oregon in 1952. She moved to Reedley, Calif. in 1957, returned to Springfield 29 years ago and settled in the Marcola area. Ferguson worked as a cook at the McKenzie Café, Larry & Kathy's Café and Barney's Café. She also owned the Airport Café at the Springfield Airport for a year. She enjoyed sewing, doll-making, fish[ing], church and spending time with family. She was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God, serving as president of the Pentecostal Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Judy Drue of Great Falls, Mont., and Debra Strickland of Portland; two sons, Calvin of Marcola and Roger of Springfield, a sister, Louise McDonald of Lavaca, Ark., 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Burial was at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

The Waldron News
9 January 2008
CHARLES EDWARD FERGUSON

Charles Edward Ferguson of Modesto, CA passed away at the age of 83 at Memorial Medical Center. Hunting, fishing, walking, steering a boat for water skiers, mountains and anything else involving the outdoors were favorite activities for Charles. In addition, he loved to build and was a great carpenter plus a great auto mechanic too. His family saw him as a great dad. He is survived by his wife, Doris Ferguson; daughters Susan and husband Greg Farris of Modesto, Wanda Birdsong and husband Gene of Hughson, Lorann and husband Arno Krippene of Ripon; son, Kenneth and wife Goldie Ferguson of Riverbank; brother, Henry Ferguson of Springfield, OR; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Chapel service was Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson. Burial followed the service at Lakewood Memorial Park.

The Waldron News
8 April 2009
CLAUDE W. FERGUSON, SR.
Dec. 16, 1934 - March 26, 2009

Claude W. "Joe" Ferguson, Sr. was born December 16, 1934 to Harley and Freeda Ferguson in Harvey, Arkansas and passed away on March 26, 2009 in his home from heart failure. Joe was the youngest of four boys. He graduated from Waldron High school in 1954. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1958, serving on the USS Missouri. Tacoma, Washington was his home for the past fifty-one years. He was a retired machinist from Boein and Tacoma Boat, Jose was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harley, Jr. and Boise "Fuzzy", his wife Marjorie and son, Kenneth. Joe is survived by his brother, John Ferguson and wife Hazel of Alma; two sisters-in-law, Wilma of Mt. Ida and Juanita of Harvey; four children, Judy, Sandy, Paula and Joe Jr. of Tacoma, Washington; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; numerous cousin, nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Burial with full military honors was April 3rd at Tacoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

The Waldron News
12 July 2000
HARLEY FERGUSON, JR.

Harley Ferguson, Jr., 72, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas passed away on July 1, 2000. He was born on May 11, 1928 in Harvey, Arkansas to the late Harley Ferguson, Sr. and the late Freida Martin Ferguson. He was married to Wilma Johnson Ferguson on May 28, 1949 in Parks, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Wilma Ferguson; one son, Thomas Ferguson; two brothers and one sister-in- law, John and Hazel Ferguson of Alma, Arkansas and Claude (Joe) Ferguson of Tacoma, Washington; a very special niece and family, Ramona, Wade and Waylon Abernathy of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Services were held on Monday, July 3, 2000 at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Ida, Arkansas with Bros. Mark Lashley and Willis Summitt officiating. Burial was at the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mt. Ida, AR. Pallbearers were Derial Hollender, L.D. Yandell, Jeff Graham, Charles Bates, Jr., Gene Howard, George Forthman, Gene Bridges. Honorary pallbearers were the Mens Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 July 2014
HELEN EUDORA FERGUSON

Helen Eudora Ferguson, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on June 23, 2014. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on May 4, 1932, the daughter of Harison and Eula Camden. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1950 and married Bernard H. Ferguson on August 25, 1956. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Helen is survived by her daughter, Melissa Coggins and husband John of Cabot, Arkansas; her beloved granddaughters Sarah Coggins of Nashville, Tennessee and Grace Coggins of Cabot, Arkansas. She is also survived by several cousins, many nieces and nephews, dear neighbors and friends and her feline companion, Yellow. Helen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her brother, Warner Camden, and her sister, Quinna Brigance. Helen's life celebration was scheduled for Friday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Haw Creek Baptist Church with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment followed at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Helen's pallbearers were Marvin Gillean, Terry Rippy, Troy Rippy, Buzz Sigman, Rick Davis and Bud Sims. Helen's visitation was Thursday, June 26, at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. where Helen's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Haw Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 823, Waldron, AR 72958, Dayton Cemetery, 5616 Meadowview Road, Huntington, AR 72940 or a charity of the donor's choice.

The Waldron News
13 August 2008
IVA FERGUSON

Graveside services for Iva Ferguson, 91, was held 10:00 am Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Hale Center Cemetery with Kevin Haralson, pastor of Freewill Baptist Church in Hector, Arkansas officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center, Texas. Mrs. Ferguson died Sunday, August 3, 2008 at Waldron Nursing Center in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born August 5, 1916 in Santa Anna, Texas. She married Lester Ferguson on December 3, 1936 in Plainview, Texas. She was an LVN at Hi-Plains Hospital and later the charge nurse for Hi-Plains Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hale Center. She moved to Waldron in 1991 and attended the First Nazarene Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Lester & wife Elaine Ferguson of Lubbock, Burt & wife Sue Ferguson of Odessa; 2 daughters, Melba Wright of Waldron, Arkansas and Carole Pettijohn of Coppell, Texas; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and 1 sister, Rhoda Pritchard of Surprise, Arizona. She is preceded by her husband, Lester Ferguson who died on April 8, 1978 and a grandchild Kyle Wright.

The Waldron News
21 March 2012
JOHN FERGUSON

John Ferguson, 45, of Harvey, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 16, 2012 at a Fort Smith hospital. John was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing and hunting. He had a strong faith in God and had a wonderful outlook on life that radiated through to his family and friends. He loved his dogs Stella and Blaze and the New Orleans Saints. John is survived by his mother Juanita Ferguson of Harvey, Arkansas; two brothers, Bruce Ferguson and wife Becky, Dennis Ferguson, one sister Kay Cargile and husband Dave. He was also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Boise Ferguson, grandparents, Harley and Freeda Ferguson, Ervin and Pearl Owens. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church in Harvey, Arkansas with interment in the Monroe Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
MARCI BARBER FERGUSON

Marci Barber Ferguson, 51, of Elm Park, AR died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 in her home. She was a Spanish teacher at Waldron High School and an artist. She received degree in Drawing and Painting at Kansas University and later completed her Masters Degree in Art Therapy at the Institute of Expressive Therapies in Louisville, KY. Throughout her life she continued her studies in art, languages, dance and music. She taught children's ballet classes at the Fort Smith School of Ballet, studied Spanish, German and Italian and continued her studies of the Hispanic language, culture and history by traveling throughout the American Southwest, Mexico and South America. Memorial services were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Teri and Rick Sharum of Elm Park; a brother and sister-in-law, Easy and Debbie Barber of Fort Smith; a niece, Jessica Barber of Fort Smith and a nephew, Eagle Barber of Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Margaret Ann Barber. The family visited with friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Friday evening, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sebastian County Humane Society, 3800 Kelley Hwy., Fort Smith, AR 72904, St. Edward Hospice Program, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or Phillips Cancer Support House, 2510 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
5 August 2009
RUBY FERGUSON
June 23, 1919 - June 15, 2009

Ruby Ferguson, 89, of Granada Hills, Calif. passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ferguson, born in Barber, AR in the Dayton community; two sisters, Zeta Mae Holland and Betty Gipson of Mansfield; four brothers, Wesley and Lloyd of Mansfield, Worley of Longview, Wash., and Oda of Albuquerque, N.M. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Fauci of Valencia, Calif.; a sister, Dora Alta Montgomery and husband Lee Roy of Fort Smith; a brother, Charles Moore and wife Retha of Mansfield, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives within the local communities. Funeral services were held June 19 in Newhall, Calif.

The Waldron News
3 July 2013
THOMAS JUNIOR FERGUSON

Thomas Junior Ferguson, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday June 28, 2013 at his home. Thomas was a veteran of the United States Army. Thomas is survived by his wife Janet of the home; one half brother Clayton Carl Lee; one half sister both of Missouri; one step daughter Jennifer Broomfield; one step son Brandon Mack; two grandchildren, Kylie and Jake Broomfield and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his special friend Fluffy. Cremation will be under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Scott County Times
24 March 2004
WALTER ROYAL FERGUSON

Waldron--Graveside services for Walter Royal Ferguson, 70, of Waldron were held Monday, March 22, 2004 at 2 pm at Lamb Cemetery southeast of Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Ferguson died Friday, March 19, 2004 in his home. He was a retired machine operator for Boeing Aircraft and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Ferguson of the home; a daughter, Lisa Cady of Van Buren; and two brothers, Charles Ferguson of California and Henry Ferguson of Oregon.

The Waldron News
13 August 2008
ROBBIE DALE FICKLE

Robbie Dale Fickle, age 75, of Nola died Monday, August 4, 2008 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born January 5, 1933 in Nola, AR to the late Lester & Ala Mae Jones Wagner. She was a 1950 graduate of Fourche Valley High School. She was a legal secretary and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Roy E. Fickle, grandson Robert Chandise Fickle, two sisters-in-law, Ernie Vaughn and Lillian Rowell, two brothers-in-law, Charlie Vaughn and Billie Joe Glover. Survivors include daughters, Gail Fickle of Fayetteville, AR, Katie Fickle of Nola, AR; son-in-law Damon Morgan of Pryor, OK; grandchildren, Brandon & Tina Wells of Beaufort, South Carolina, Kyle and Miranda Hulsey of Grand Junction, CO, Sara Hulsey of Colorado Springs, CO; great-grandchildren Billie Elizabeth Wells, Hunter Hulsey and Chandise Wells; step-great-grandchildren, Melissa Gailey; brother & sister-in-law, J.B. & Margaret Wagner of Nola, AR; eight nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jerry & Freda Garrett; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2008 at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Leonard "Doc" Fuson officiating. Burial was at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR. Pallbearers were Bruce, John & Robert Wagner, Greg Glover, Jerry Garrett and Jamie Pickens.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
ROY FICKLE

Roy Fickle, age 79, of Nola, Arkansas died Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Waldron Nursing Center in Waldron. He was born October 22, 1927 to the late Walter and Hattie Jackson Fickle. He was a retired WWII & Korea Army veteran, served as an Honor Guard at the Service of Commemoration of 28,000 American dead in war-time comradeship with the people of Britain and of Dedication of the Roll of Honor presented, in the presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen, to St. Paul's Cathedral for American Memorial Chapel by General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhour July 4, 1951. He was a member of Nola Church of Christ, past member of Rotary Club and Lion's Club. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ernestine Vaughn and Lillian Rowell, and grandson, Robert Chandise Fickle. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Robbie Wagner Fickle; daughters & sons-in-law, Gail & Bryan Langston of Siloam Springs, Kate Fickle of Nola and son-in-law, Damon Morgan of Pryor, OK, grandchildren, Brandon & Tina Wells of Beaufort, SC, Kyle & Miranda Hulsey of Colorado Springs, CO, Sara Hulsey of Manitou Spring, CO; great-grandchildren, Billie Elizabeth & Hunter Hulsey, Chandise Wells; step-great-granddaughter, Melissa Gailey. Funeral service was 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Nola Church of Christ with the Dr. Leonard Fuson officiating. Burial was at the Parks Cemetery in Nola. Pallbearers were Greg Glover, John Wagner, Bruce Wagner, Brandon Wells, Bryan Langston, Jerry Garrett, James Pickens and Damon Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Brown, Roe Carson and Jesse Harrison. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
JEFF FIELDING

Jeff Fielding, 80, of Waldron died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in his home. He was retired from Arkansas State Highway Department, a veteran of WWII service in India, China and Burma and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Marie Koke Fielding, two daughters, Kay Moore of Greenwood and Carolyn Pugh of Waldron; one son, Doyle Fielding of Boles; two brothers, James of Lubbock, Texas and Robert of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren, Melissa Lindsey and Becky Moore both of Tulsa, Tricia Moore of Greenwood, Kerry Ward of Charleston, Arkansas, DuLane Gash of Gladstone, Missouri, DeMaris Barnett and Dana Stockton of Waldron, Chad Fielding of Arkadelphia and Daniel Fielding of Russellville; and 5 great- grandchildren, Garrett and Bryce Lindsey, Nicholas and Daly Barnett and Clayton Stockton. Pallbearers were Jackie Smith, Leonard Moore, Jarrad Ward, Donald Stockton, Danny Barnett, Daniel Fielding and Greg Lindsey.

The Waldron News
26 June 2013
REBECCA (BETTY) JANE FILDES

Rebecca (Betty) Jane Fildes, age 85, went to meet her Lord Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital after a valiant struggle with heart failure. Betty was a lifelong Baptist and a member of Jamesfork Baptist Church. The daughter of Luther and Nell Hogue, Betty was born May 30, 1928, in the Jamesfork community. She was the second of three children born to the Hogues. At the age of 13, she met Aaron Fildes and four years later, they were married, July 22, 1945, when he returned from overseas. They walked together for 67 years and 11 months. During that time, Betty birthed 5 children: James Russell, Adrienne Sue, David Aaron, Janice Lee and Michael Ray. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Nell Hogue; her brother J.C. Hogue; a son David Aaron and a grandson Joseph Keller. Betty is survived by her husband Aaron, a sister Melba Simmons, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Family viewing was 5 to 6 pm Friday, June 21, 2013, with friends welcomed from 6 to 8 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. A graveside service was held at Jamesfork Cemetery at 10 am Saturday June 22, 2013, followed by a celebration of Betty's life at the Jamesfork Baptist Church at 11:30 am.

Scott County Times
17 April 2002
HAYLEE FITZGERALD

Haylee Genese Fitzgerald, infant daughter of Melisa Mickle and Dale Fitzgerald of Lavaca, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 in Fort Smith. Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. at the Island Cemetery across from Arbuckle Island officiated by the Rev. Howard Webb under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Lavaca. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Roger and Patricia Fitzerald of Lavaca; maternal grand- mother, Debra Genese Leonard of Lewisville, Texas, maternal grandfather, Hal Mickle of Greenwood; paternal great-grandparents, Arvine and Aline Fitzgerald of Lavaca; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Parish of Waldron, maternal great-grandparents, Chester and Ethel Mickle of Bonanza; maternal great-great grandmother, Stella Butler of Waldron; three aunts, Crystal Fitzgerald of Lavaca, Stephanie Wright of Barling and Jennifer Mickle of Greenwood; an uncle Jesse Fitzgerald of Lavaca; cousins, Brice Shae and Ashlyn Jane Wright, both of Barling; several great-aunts and uncles and cousins.

The Waldron News
7 July 1999
JOHN VEITH FLETCHER

John Veith Fletcher, 55, of Huntington, Ark., died on Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in his home. He was a purchasing agent for a furniture manufacturer. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on July 2, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, AR, with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Eva Fletcher of the home; two sons, Danny Fletcher of the home and Russell Huskey of Huntington, AR; his parents, V.V. and Ocie Fletcher of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Dolores Wells and Betty Hall both of Fort Smith; one brother, Bruce Fletcher of Fort Smith; and two grandchildren, Jesseca Huskey and Josh Huskey.

The Waldron News
15 November 2000
HALLIS W.H. FLOYD

Hallis W.H. Floyd, 68, of Ashdown, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 7, 2000 in a Texarkana hospital. He was a painter and a Baptist. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2000 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two daughters, Pam Perrin of Charlotte, NC and Sheila Call of Hot Springs, AR; two sons, Dewayne Floyd of Ashdown, AR and Robert Floyd of Texarkana, TX; mother of his children, Ola Mae Kemp of Pencil Bluff, AR; one sister, Margie Love of Greenwood, AR; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
10 October 2001
BILL FLYNN

Bill Flynn, 91, of Dinuba, California passed away Wednesday, September 26th, 2001 in a nursing home in Reedley, California. He was a loving husband and a devoted father. Funeral services were held Monday, October 1, 2001 by Dopkins Funeral Chapel at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, California. He was survived by his wife, Lavon Tootie Tull Flynn of Dinuba, California; six daughters, Sonia Harris of Fresno, CA, Debbie Waterman of Fresno, CA, Vicie Weaver of Dinuba, CA, Eunice Reed of Dinuba, CA, Tammy Gonzalez of Dinuba, CA and the late Sandra Petree of Waldron, AR; one sister, Mildred Bentley of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, including Amber Stinson and Rhonda Freeman both of Waldron, AR; and 12 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
1 October 2003
MATTIE LAVON TULL-FLYNN (TOODIE)

Lavon Flynn, 86, of Dinuba, California, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in a Reedley hospital. She was born in Hon, Arkansas in 1917. She lived, married and had a family in Scott County, later moving to California during the depression. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother and a respected member of Dinuba Church of Christ. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 19th by Dopkins Funeral Chapel at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Flynn of Dinuba, CA and a daughter Sandra Petree of Waldron, AR. She is survived by five daughters, Sonia Harris of Fresno, CA, Desty Waterman of Fresno, CA, Vickie Weaver of Dinuba, CA, Eunice Reed of Dinuba, CA and Tammy Gonzalez of Dinuba, CA; 11 grandchildren, including Amber Stinson and Rhonda Freeman both of Waldron, AR; and 12 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews Marie Carnahan, Amos Zimmer and Robert Zimmer all of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
24 September 2008
EMILY SUE FOLKS

Emily Sue Folks, 73, of Stillwater, OK died on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Tulsa, OK. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Tim Walker and Dr. Don Laughlin officiating. A reception followed the services. Graveside services were held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Coop Prairie Cemetery, Mansfield, AR. Family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sue was born on October 18, 1934 in Fort Smith, AR to Joe Justin and Althea Lea (McQuery) Martin. She was the fifth and last child in the Martin family, following siblings Bill, Jo, J.D. and Jerry. Growing up in Mansfield, AR, Sue had a wonderful childhood in a loving family, was a fourth generation Martin in Mansfield, and was always proud to call Arkansas home. Sue began her college education at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. In 1955 she transferred to Iowa State university in Ames to finish a B.S. in Home Economics. The first week there she met Leroy Folks on Sunday evening at the Roger Williams Club at First Baptist Church, Ames. One year later, they married in Sue's hometown of Mansfield. In 1961 Sue and Leroy moved to Stillwater where they raised four children. In Stillwater, Sue formed lifelong connections at First Baptist Church, Oklahoma State University, through choir, bridge clubs and PEO. She was also an involved parent who encouraged her children through 4-H, scouting, piano lessons, swimming, horse shows and band. She made many other friends and acquaintances through these activities. Sue had a sunny, cheerful disposition and lived life with a song in her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bill Martin; one sister-in-law, Rachel Amen; and three brothers-in-law, Paul Sigler, Homer Folks and Bud Ewing. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Leroy Folks of Stillwater, OK; three daughters, Martha Laughlin and her husband Don of Fayetteville, AR, Karen Folks and Damian Radice of Grand Junction, CO and Ellen Ayres and her huband Joe of Stillwater, OK; one son, John Martin Folks and his wife Michelle of Tulsa, OK; nine grandchildren, Rachel Laughlin, Justin Laughlin, Daniel Laughlin, Doni McHendry, Audrey Mchendry, Jackie Ayres, Tommy Ayres and Charles Folks and Evelyn Folks; one sister, Jo Sigler of Port Jefferson, NY; two brothers, J.D. Martin and his wife Shirley Jo of Waldron, AR and Jerry Martin and his wife Janice of Texarkana, TX; four sisters-in-law Betty Martin of Cyprus, CA, Jean Folks of Houston, TX, Dorothy Ewing of Ames, IA and Marilyn Tautfest of Edmond, OK; brothers- in-law, Dale Folks and his wife Betty of Edmond, OK, Eldon Folks and his wife Meg of Weatherford, OK; and nieces and nephews, Darlene Van de Moere, Bob Martin, Jennifer Sigler, Michel Sigler, Jonathan Sigler, Deborah Sigler, Rebecca Africano, Georgette Best, Joe Martin, Jan Martin, Jo Bennett, Jaci Merritt, Rodney Amen, kelly Amen, Gary Amen, Janet Lionberger, Judy Holmes, Joanne Weston, Jayne Underwood, David Folks, Anne Ewing, Linda Schmatz, Carla Folks, Beth Rowe, Alan Folks, Jo Ellen Hays, David Tautfest, Todd Tautfest, Dana Tautfest, and many other loved family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Karen Ward, 106 E. Marie Dr., Stillwater, OK 74075.

The Waldron News
2 July 2003
LYLDA J. HEDSPETH FOLTZ

Lylda J. Hedspeth Foltz, age 77, of Wynne, Arkansas, a retired Wynne Public School employee, died June 25, 2003 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born July 5, 1925 in Williamsville, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Venoy Foltz and her parents, Ira and Hettie Hedspeth. Mrs. Foltz was a former grocery store clerk/manager in Wynne and retired from the Wynne Public Schools as a Social Worker after 11 years of employment. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wynne, Arkansas where she was a member of the Go-Getters Sunday School Class, the choir, and the Rayda Wallace Guild. She was also a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and the Bunko Club. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis S. Aspinwall and husband Wallace L. Aspinwall of Waldron, AR; one brother, Vern C. Hedspeth of Williamsville, Missouri; grandchildren, W. Lee Aspinwall, Daniel L. Aspinwall and Christopher L. Aspinwall; and great- grandchildren, Alex Aspinwall, Cade Aspinwall, Lindlee Aspinwall, Brandi Jones and Cody Smith. Services were held at Kernodle Funeral Chapel in Wynne, Arkansas at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28 with Rev. Bill Eason and Mr. O'Dell McCallum officiating. Graveside services and burial were in Black River Cemetery in Williamsville, Missouri at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 30. The family requests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, P.O. Box 1007, Wynne, Arkansas 72396-1007. Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne, Arkansas in charge of funeral arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
VENOY FOLTZ

Venoy Foltz, 76, of Wynne, Arkansas died Sunday, June 18, 2000 in a Jonesboro, Arkansas hospital. He was born August 13, 1923 in Hamlin, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Wyon T. Foltz and Iva Slocum Foltz. Mr. Foltz has lived in Cross County all of his life. He was employed by the Wynne Fire Department for 22 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men's Fellowship. He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was in the Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe campaign and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in Belgium on January 22, 1945. He is survived by his wife, Lylda Hedspeth Foltz of Wynne, Arkansas; daughter Phyllis Aspinwall of Waldron, AR; brother, Staton Foltz of Jonesboro, AR; sisters, Flo Davis of Wynne, AR and Arlene Hinton of Memphis, TN; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne, AR at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 with burial in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne, AR with Rev. Roger Hook officiating. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1007, Wynne, AR 72396-1007. Arrangements were under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne, AR.

Scott County Times
7 November 2001
LOLA FORD

Lola Mae Ford, 59, of Waldron died Thursday, November 1, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired Avon Representative and an employee of the Area Agency. She was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Monday, November 5, 2001 at the Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Friendship Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Robert W. Ford of Waldron; her mother Freda Carter of Needmore; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Chester Sullivan of Piggott, Arkansas; two brothers and sister-in-law, Loyal and Vickie Carter of Waldron and Danny W. Carter of Vallejo, California. Pallbearers were Paul Rainbolt, Darvin Hutchens, Noral Stamps, Tommy Williams, Howard Robinson, Rick Metcalf, Tommy Brown and Larry Parsons.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
CARL UDELL FOREHAND, SR.

Carl Udell Forehand, Sr., 68, of Bates, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Waldron, AR. He was born December 14, 1941 in Richard, OK to Newt & Mitt (Adams) Forehand. He worked at Tyson for 17 years. Carl was an avid hunter, fisher, and raised cattle. He loved to visit with friends and watch WWS Wrestling. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Emmitt & Joe Forehand, sisters Elsie Sells, Christine Odem and Betty Wilbanks. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilma (Campbell) Forehand; one son, Udell Forehand & wife Cher of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; brother, Audrey Forehand of Eufala, OK. Funeral services was Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bates Assembly of God Church in Bates, AR. Interment was at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, AR. Arrangements were under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
BONNIE FORREST

Bonnie Forrest, wife of the late John Forrest, Sr., of Waldron, died Thursday afternoon in the Waldron hospital. She was 86 years old. She was a wonderful mother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all that knew her. Graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, the 30th of May, 2006 at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sisters, Imogene McCurry of Nella, AR and Betty Boggs of Ione, AR; a sister-in-law, Betty Rose of Waldron, AR; one daughter, Martha York of Waldron, AR; two sons, John Forrest, Jr. of Mena, AR and Andy Forrest of Waldron, AR; one step-daughter, Clara Avants of Yukon, OK; two step-sons, Everett Forrest of Waldron, AR and Elwon Forrest of Waldron, AR; two granddaughters, Sue Willingham of Benton, AR and Donna Sharp of Dover, Delaware; two grandsons, Roger York of Marysville, Michigan, Antonio York of Charleston, AR. She had great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Yandell, Thomas Brooks, Chad Owens, Thomas Rose, Brian McCurry, Tony York and Antonio York. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

The Waldron News
1 September 2010
JOHN G. FORREST

John G. Forrest, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life August 18, 2010 in his home. John was born October 22, 1951 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late John Forrest, Sr. and Bonnie Marcella (Rose) Forrest. John is survived by three brothers, Andy Forrest of Mena, Arkansas, Elwin Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas, Everett Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Martha York of Waldron, Arkansas, Clara of Kansas; two step-daughters, Tonya Blevins of Waldron, Arkansas and Michelle Boyd of Waldron, Arkansas. John's memorial service was Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Shiloh Church. Arrangements were being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
NANCY J. FORREST
Nov. 24, 1965 - May 15, 2009

Nancy Jaylene Forrest, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 15th in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Nancy was born in Waldron, Arkansas on November 24th, 1965, the daughter of Everett and Ruthie (Tucker) Forrest. Nancy leaves in this world one son, Brandon Kelly Hawthorne of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Janie Lynn Hawthorne of the home; two granddaughters Miriah and Eimili Hawthorne. She is also survived by her parents Everett and Ruth Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Stanley Forrest and his wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Barbara Leeann Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas, Shelba Mullins and her husband Mark of Hope, Arkansas; four nieces, Wendy and her husband Richard Vaught, Misty Forrest, Amanda and her husband Brandon Mck, Caitlin Mullins; one nephew, Bryan Forrest; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a good friend Nobel Frayer. Nancy is preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Darrell Forrest; maternal grandparents Fred and Annie Tucker, paternal grandparents, John and Myrtle Forrest. Nancy's funeral service will be at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18th, with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17th, 2009 and 8:00 a.m. to the funeral hour Monday, May 18th, 2009 at the funeral home. Nancy's family will receive friends and family at the funeral home Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Wade Frayer, James Allen, Tom Kluck, James White, Robert Wagner, Terrell Lee Robertson. Honorary pallbearer was Robert Frayer.

The Waldron News
28 March 2012
RUTHIE JANE FORREST

Ruthie Jane Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior SundayMarch 25, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruthie was born March 30, 1939 in Rock Springs, Texas to the late Fred Tucker and Annie (Murphree) Tucker. Ruthie was 72 years, 11 months and 25 days old. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and she attended Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church. On December 17, 1955 Ruthie married the love of her life, Everett Forrest. Together they made a life in Waldron, Arkansas and this is where they raised their five children. Together with her sister Ada Lee, Ruthie run the Quapah Restaurant out on Highway 71 for many years. When she wasn't tending she could be found doing what she enjoyed as a hobby and that was working in her yard and singing. Ruthie also enjoyed looking at fossils and rock shapes and the things of God's creation. Ruthie's greatest love was her family. She took great pride in each and everyone of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her love for each of them was very obvious. Ruthie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 56 years, Everett J. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Barbara LeeAnn Forrest of Waldron, Arknasas and Shelba Fay Mullins and husband Mark of Hope, Arkansas; one son, Stanley Ray Forrest and wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will be forever missed by five granddaughters, Wendy Vaughn and husband Richard, Misty Wright and husband Dusty, Amanda Warren and husband Brad, Janie Hawthorne and Caitlin Mullins, and two grandsons Bryan Forrest and Brandon Hawthorne. Grandma will also be missed by hersweet great grandchildren, Miriah Hawthorn, Eimili Hawthorn and Alexander Vaught. Ruthie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones who will miss her dearly.Ruthie is preceded in death by not only her parents, but also by one daughter, Nancy Jaylene Forrest and one son Jimmy Darrell Forrest. She is also preceded in death by two sisters, Lealda Tucker and Ada Lee Forrest and six brothers, J.T., Audrey Glen, Burl, Freddy and Harvey Tucker. Ruthie's celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruthie's pallbearers will be Russell Forrest, Harvel Tucker, Cole Tucker, Truce Owens, Richard Vaught and Bryan Forrest. Honorary pallbearers will be Elwon Forrest and Mark Mullins. Ruthie's visitation was 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruthie's family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
17 January 2001
BEULAH FOSTER

Beulah Lee Ryals Foster of Mena, born January 4, 1932 in Montgomery County, Arkansas, died of a prolonged illness on January 7, 2001. She was 69 years old. She is preceded by her husband, Samuel "J.C." Foster to whom she was a loving wife of 50 years. Mrs. Foster was a devoted mother to their two children. She [is] survived by her son, Darrel W. Foster and his wife Marsha of North Richland Hills, Texas; by their daughter Stacy Schultz and her husband Aaron; and Mrs. Foster's grandson, Hayden, all of Texas. Mrs. Foster is also survived by her daughter Ann Foster DiSylvestro and her husband Carmen of Salisbury, Maryland. Mrs. Foster was a long-standing member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church and later of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena. Also preceding Mrs. Foster in death are her father Mr. Flemming Ryals and her sister Esther Ryals Wilson. Mrs. Foster is survived by her mother Maudie Fryar Ryals; by a sister Marie Myers and husband Jakie; and by a sister Betty Sunderman and husband Henry G. Sunderman. Mrs. Foster had eight nieces and nephews. Services were officiated by Brother Dean Egger in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena on Friday, January 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the White Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley- Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
13 November 2002
MARION ALBERT FOSTER

Marion Albert Foster, age 89, of Waldron died Friday, November 8, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born February 22, 1913 in Waushara County, Wisconsin (near Hancock) to the late Charles and Lola Robinson Foster. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his infant twin sister, Marjorie, his son, Freeman Marion Foster, his wife, Waleta Jost Foster, and his brothers, Norris, Elvin, Charles and Alan Foster. He is survived by his son, Glen Walter Foster of Harvey, Arkansas; sister, Helen Stebnitz of North Dakota, and sisters-in-law, Eva Foster and Bonnie Ebert of Wisconsin. A Memorial service was held Monday, November 11, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gravelly Methodist Church with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
3 July 2002
WALETA FOSTER

Harvey--Waleta Mae Foster, age 84, of Harvey, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 27 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born March 19, 1918 in Lincoln Township, Adams County, Wisconsin to Etta and Walter Jost. She was married to Marion Foster on August 14, 1943 and was a retired elementary school teacher. Memorial services for Mrs. Foster were held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 1 at Gravelly United Methodist Church with Royce Savage and David Williams officiating. Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband, Marion and one son Glen of Harvey, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son, Freeman. Memorial contributions may be made to Gravelly United Methodist Church, c/o Norma Rupe, HC 69, Box 142, Gravelly, Arkansas 72838.

The Waldron News
7 May 2008
WILFRED "BUCK" FOSTER

Wilfred "Buck" Foster, 93, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 2, 2008 at his home. He was a Fleet Mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Faye Foster; two sons, James Foster of Fort Smith, AR and Gary Foster also of Fort Smith, AR; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; one brother, Sherman Johnson of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Barbara Clark of Roland, OK. Graveside services were 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2008 at Duncan Cemetery with interment in Duncan Cemetery.

Scott County Times
2 February 2005
BILLY FOUTS

Billy Lee Fouts, age 74, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 26, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Pauline Lantrip of Mansfield and Maxine O'Bryant of Batesville, Arkansas; three brothers, Paul Fouts of Ft. Smith, Bob Fouts of Hartford and L.C. Fouts of California. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, January 28, 2005 at Martin Chapel with burial at French Prairie Cemetery at Ione under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Fouts, C.D. Elmore, Bud Means, James M. Fouts, Richard Hogue and Bob Fouts.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
LILLIAN BEATRICE WATSON FOWLER

Lillian Beatrice Watson Fowler passed away March 21, 2007. Born in Scott County (Waldron), Arkansas, Bea and her husband, William, were long term residents of San Antonio and have had many business endeavors over the last 50 years. Bea Fowler owned and operated many restaurants, her favorite, The Surf Drive In, and in later years co-partnered with her husband, AAA Auto Recyclers, and more recently Rams Auto Salvage. Bea Fowler will be dearly missed and will continue to be loved by so many dear friends and relatives. She is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Mary J. Ammons Topoleski; three sons, William J. Fowler, Jr., Terrance Wayne Fowler and Raymond Alan Fowler; grandchildren, Rodney Alan Topoleski, Robyn Dee Waite, Robert Ted Topoleski, and Tanya Lori Thompson. Also great-grandchildren, Hilary Rose Waite, Ky Robert Topoleski, Cortnee Brooke Topoleski, Hanna Elizabeth Waite and Hunter Zane Topoleski. She was buried at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron on April 1, 2007 where her brother, William Watson, Baptist minister presided over a graveside service with many relatives attending. Pallbearers were nephew, Raymond Watson, Kenneth Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, and Rev. Steve Young of the First Baptist Church in Waldron.

The Waldron News
19 November 2008
LOYD CLIFTON FOX

Mr. Loyd Clifton Fox, 82, of Boles, AR passed away Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at Fort Smith, AR. Loyd was born in Florence, AL on November 2, 1926, the son of the late Robert C. and Annie L. (Gray) Fox. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Fox. He was a retired rancher. He was a veteran of W.W.II in the USMC and the U.S. Air Force, as a SSGT. Loyd is survived by four daughters, Nikki L. Fox of Shreveport, LA, Marcia Y. Bullion of New Miexico, Diane Chenault of Shreveport, LA, Marilyn Fox of Fort Smith, AR and one son, Robert Fox of Clarksville, AR. He is also survivied by seven grandchildren, Angela Mason, Alton Eddie Chenault, Jr., Richard Tyler Raines, John Reese, Kevin Reese, Cecil Bullion, Clayton Ray Fox, five great grandchildren, Alexandra Mixon, John Chenault, Dalton Chenault, Charlie Chenault. Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2008 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Reed, Jerry Hutchens, Jimmy Hutchens, Richard Raines, Eddie Chenault, Jr., Richard Tyler Raines, John Reese, Devin Reese, Cecil Bullion, and Clayton Ray Fox. Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
26 May 2004
MARY FOX

Boles--Graveside services for Mary Fox, 69, of Boles were held Monday, May 24, 2004 at 2 pm at the US National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Fox died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired accountant and attended Boles Southern Baptist Church. She was the former Scott County Republican Party Chairperson and former Treasurer of Boles Southern Baptist Church. Mrs. Fox was preceded in death by her parents, S.B. and Ollie Hancock. Survivors include her husband, Loyd Fox of the home; a daughter, Marilyn Fox of Fort Smith; a son Robert Fox and wife Pam of Clarksville; a brother, Willard Hancock of San Jose, California and one grandchild, Clayton Fox.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010 & 21 July 2010
BOBBY FRANKLIN

Bobby G. "Bob" Franklin, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) U.S. Army, 75, left this life on July 4, 2010 at the Claremore Regional Hospital after a short illness. Born July 5, 1934 to the late Jim and Pearl (Edwards) Franklin, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa Franklin Richardson. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Polytechnic College, Russellville, AR (now Arkansas Tech University) in 1956 and embarked on a lengthy and distinguished career in the U.S. Army. Bob chose Army Aviation early in his military service and was awarded the Master Army Aviator Wings. Bob took great pride in his service to our country and loved to fly. LTC Franklin served two combat tours in Vietnam as well as non-combat tours in Korea, Germany and Alaska. While serving as a pilot in Vietnam with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company, he was awarded the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. In addition, Franklin received the Bronze Star with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal through 13th Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, and upon his retirement in 1976, the Legion of Merit Award. Bob enjoyed his retirement, devoting his energy and hard work to developing a successful cattle operation located on top of a mountain with a scenic vista of the Arkansas River Valley and Petit Jean Mountain in Conway County, Arkansas. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, reading, hunting with his son, playing bridge and hitting the course with a full roster of golf buddies. An avid golfer, he excelled at the sport and his skill was rewarded with a total of five holes- in-one scored during his retirement. Bob is survived by his wife, Lillian McKee Franklin of Hattieville, AR; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Stephani Franklin of Tulsa, OK; three grandchildren, Taylor Franklin of Tulsa, OK and Tye and Joseph Richardson of Little Rock, AR; brother Bill Franklin of Parks, AR, and sister Meb McCraw of Waldron, AR. Graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Church Cemetery in St. Vincent, AR on July 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Ivy Funeral Service, Tulsa, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name can be made to the VFW Martin-Bradley Post, 98 City Park Dr., Morrilton, AR 72110, or the Salvation Army.

The Waldron News
18 September 2013
JIMMY DALE FRANKLIN

Jimmy Dale Franklin, 52, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. Jimmy is survived by two brothers, Dennis Alexander of Greenwood, Arkansas, Ricky Franklin of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Connie Skinner of Waldron, Arkansas, Kathy Franklin of Paris, Arkansas; two uncles, Junior Franklin of Waldron, Arkansas, Don Alexander of Greenwood, Arkansas; two aunts, Peggy Alexander of Greenwood, Arkansas, Dorothy Rader of Greenwood, Arkansas; four nieces: Amanda Franklin Holt, Kelly Franklin, Amber Skinner, Tina Bales; two nephews: Michael Franklin, Josh Skinner and by numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Viola (Alexander) Franklin and one brother, Michael Franklin. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Duncan Cemetery with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
9 October 2002
MISSIE FRANKLIN

PARKS--Funeral services for Missie Franklin, 79, of Parks were held Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 10 am at Parks Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Ms. Franklin died Sunday, October 6, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of Parks Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Auther and Una Franklin; a brother, Thurman Franklin; a sister, Ouida Cole; and a nephew, Darrel Evans. Survivors include a sister, Adenial Miller of Parks; a brother-in-law, Kellow Cole of Parks; five nephews and one nice. Pallbearers were Ronnie Cole, Keith Piles, Kelly Joe Cole, Lemon Piles, Bill Frost and Danny Moran. Honorary pallbearers were Tilsey Byram and Ronnie Keener.

The Waldron News
9 August 2006
RAMONA JOYCE FRANKLIN

Ramona Joyce Franklin passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2006. She was born January 26, 1934 at Hon, Arkansas to Homer and Helen Tharp. She was the loving wife of Junior Franklin and the loving mother of Janice Newberry and husband Jerry Don, Sandy Murray and husband Johnny, Matthew Thomas Franklin and wife LaDonna and Timothy Wayne Franklin. She was the sister of Charles Tharp of Waldron and was the wonderful grandmother of Tammy Gilbert, Trisha Thornsberry of Jackson, TN, Matthew Taff, Casie Akins, Tonoka Miligan of Claremore, OK, Jonce Franklin and the great grandmother of Haley and Clay Gilbert, Kayla and Katie Thornsberry, Daisey Akins, Emily (Taff) West. She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Helen Tharp and one grandson, Heath Taff. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2006 at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were James Stuart, Mark Thornsberry, Kenny Watts, Larry Taff, Steven Holmes, Jerry Bob Hutchens. Honorary pallbearers were Don Owens and Norman Benson.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
VIOLA FRANKLIN

Viola Franklin, 70, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 11, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Church in Booneville, Arkansas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Jubilee Church in Waldron, Arkansas with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Connie Skinner of Waldron, Arkansas, Kathleen Franklin of Booneville, Arkansas; three sons, Jimmy Franklin of Booneville, Arkansas, Dennis Franklin of Booneville, Arkansas, Ricky Franklin of Little Rock, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Alexander of Booneville, Arkansas; six sisters, Iola Alexander of Booneville, Arkansas, Lela Caldwell of Booneville, Arkansas, Dorothy Rader of Greenwood, Arkansas, Sally Shandy of Arkoma, Oklahoma, Evelyn Smith of Waldron, Arkansas and Peggy Alexander of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Kenny Allen, Don Skinner, Josh Skinner, Ricky Rader, Glen Smith, Brandon Sleiger, Randy Coyle and Ricky McMuen.

Scott County Times
9 May 2001
ETTA FRAZIER

Etta V. Frazier, 83, of Waldron died Tuesday, May 1, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Scott County. She was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. She was born July 14, 1917 in Scott County to the late Charles and Mittie Cleaver Scantling. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Frazier. Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday, May 5, 2001 at the Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Paul Frazier of Dallas and Dewey Frazier of Napa, California; one sister, Neta Metcalf of Waldron; 4 grandchildren, Todd Katherine and Margaret Frazier all of Dallas and Kerri of Napa, California.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
MOLLIE MAE FRAZIER

Mollie Mae Frazier, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by her two daughters Laura Ritter and husband Phillip of Dardanelle, AR, Shirley Jones and husband John of Hatfield, AR; two granddaughters Louisa Settlemire and husband Josh of Dardanelle, AR, Melanie Moore and husband John of Wickes, AR; three great- grandchildren Vera Settlemire of Dardanelle, AR, Summer Smith of Wickes, AR, Zachary Smith of Wickes, AR; sister Vida Stearman of Waldron, AR, and brother Grady Yandell of Arroyo Grande, California. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment at the Sehorn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elwon Forrest, Jeff Cabe, Terry Staggs, Bill Maxwell, Jamie Shaddon and Gary Shaddon. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Temple Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
JIMMY DALE FREDERICK

Jimmy Dale Frederick of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 28, 2013. Jimmy was born January 3, 1991 to Rodney Dale Frederick and Janet Faye (Helton) Frederick in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jimmy was 22 years, 3 months and 25 days old. Jimmy graduated from Waldron High School in 2010. Jimmy worked in the carpet business. He enjoyed playing with kids. In his spare time, Jimmy loved basketball, fishing and hunting. His Chihuahua, Winston, was his little buddy. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Janet Neill and husband Jason; father, Rod Frederick and wife Mary, and Dad, Tommy Lelux all of Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy will forever be missed and remain in the hearts of his eight brothers and sisters: B.J., Ricky, Timmy, Rhonda, Jimmy Clyde, Bonnie, Amanda and Jessie all of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as ten nephews, three nieces, and his maternal grandpa, Joe Helton, paternal grandpa Joseph Victor and Jimmy's girlfriend Kayla Edgar and three children, Nicholas, Colton and Delilah all of Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Jimmy is preceded in death by his maternal grandma, Willie Helton and paternal grandma, Phyllis Frederick. Jimmy's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Oliver Cemetery near Lake Hinkle, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy's pallbearers were B.J. Shaddon, Ricky Shaddon, Timmy Shaddon, Jimmy Neill, Mark Harris, Grant Painter, Landon Richmond and Pat Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Shaddon, Christopher Shaddon, Billy Shaddon, Jayden McConnell, Ethan Mayberry, Kaleb Shaddon, Konner Shaddon, Xavi Cruz, Aaron Painter, Landon Richmond III, Luke Aynes, Donald Horn, Eddie Thornburg, Jake Canada, Shane Bell and Jesse Harris. Jimmy's visitation was Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
RODNEY DALE FREDERICK

Rodney Dale Frederick of Van Buren, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Rodney was born April 4, 1956 to Joe Frederick and Phyllis Frederick in California. Rodney was 57 years, 8 months and 21 days old. Rodney was an outdoor person. He loved to fish but turn on the Minnesota Vikings and inside he would come. Rodney was a hard worker and enjoyed his job. He surrounded himself by people he loved and those who loved him. Rodney had a huge heart and it was apparent by the legacy he leaves in his family, friends and co-workers. Rodney leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 10 years, Mary Frederick of the home, father, Joe Frederick of El Paso, Texas, three daughters, Rhonda Harris and husband Mark, Bonnie Frederick and Jessie Painter and husband Grant all of Waldron, Arkansas; one step daughter Mary Rhyne and one step son, Jason Mars both of Van Buren, Arkansas; three step sons, BJ Shaddon, Ricky Shaddon and Timothy Shaddon from Waldron, Arkansas and three children from California, Jason, Micha and Melissa. Rodney is also survived by one sister, Kellene and three brothers, Greg, Bobby and Garland. Big Papa will be missed and remain forever in the hearts of 13 grandchildren. Rodney will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Rodney is preceded in death by his mother Phyllis Frederick, one son, Jimmy Dale Frederick and one grandson, Cody. Rodney's life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements abd cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Rodney's visitation was Friday, December 27, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, where Rodney's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
FLORENCE FRENCH

Forence M. French, 63, of Booneville, Arkansas died Friday, August 31, 2001 in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church of Booneville. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at Victory Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, Derrel of the home; three sons, Derrel Dewayne French of Waldron, Jimmy Dale French of Booneville and George Fredrick French of the home; three sisters, Dottie Riley of Booneville, Blanche of Oklahoma and Viola of Texas; four brothers, Earl, Chester, Johnny and Butch Hess all of Texas; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ray Gossett, Dean Jefferries, David Stone, Richard Myers, Walter Scott, Sr. and James Graves.

The Waldron News
4 April 2001
GLEN FRENCH

Glen French, 78, of Washburn, Arkansas died Tuesday, March 27, 2001 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a retired bus driver for Greenwood School, a disabled Navy veteran of World War II, a member and Deacon of the Washburn Church of Christ, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the widower of Rosa French. Funeral service was at 10:00 am Friday, March 30, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by two daughters, Glenda Trammell of Washburn, Arkansas and Nancy Gardner of Van Buren, Arkansas; two sons, Bill French and John French both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two sisters, Shirley Jorene Epperson of Greenwood, Arkansas and Jacquiline Henson of Willows, California; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Washburn Church of Christ.

The Waldron News
2 May 2001
JOYCE FRICKENSCHMIDT

Joyce Frickenschmidt, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, April 23, 2001 in Marshall, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and member of Hontubby Baptist Church. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2001 at Hontubby Cemetery with burial at Hontubby Cemetery at Heavener, Oklahoma under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by her husband, James of the home; one sister, Faye of Warner, OK; one brother, Leo Janway of Sulphur Springs, TX.

Scott County Times
3 September 2003
REGGIE FRINKLE

Regina Ann "Reggie" Frinkle, age 40, of Dardanelle died Friday, August 29, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Mrs. Frinkle was born December 12, 1962 in Russellville. She worked for Petit Jean Poultry for nineteen years and attended the New Hope Baptist Church in Dardanelle. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifton and Leona Garner Millard, Opal and Marie Owens Grimes Millard, her step-father, Pete Riley and an aunt Cassandra Millard. Survivors are her husband, Mike Frinkle, a son, Marshall Blevins and a daughter, Misty Blevins both of Dardanelle, her father, John Millard of Danville, her mother, Melba Grimes Riley of Hector, three brothers, John Millard of Waldron, William Riley of Russellville, Tommy Riley of California, three sisters, April Gill of Cabot, Shelly Richardson of Hector, Shelba Riley of Russellville, a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends. Services were Monday, September 1, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Joe Yates and Rev. Darwin Barnhouse officiating. Interment will be in Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers were Buddy Grimes, Shad Whala, Tim Wagner, Ed Higgins, Ricky Barnett, Danny Barnett, Shannon Cramer and Jason Frinkle.

The Waldron News
11 December 2002
RUTH ETHEL FRISCH

Ruth Ethel Frisch, 88, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Saturday, December 7, 2002 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, G.B. (Sha) Shahan and Edwin Frisch. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her niece, Carol McGill of Greenwood, AR; and several other nieces and nephews. A special thank you goes to the staff of Pinkbud Nursing Home for their kindness and loving care.

The Waldron News
16 May 2007
HAROLD LEE FRIZZELL

Harold Lee Frizzell, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 12. 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. He was a retired farmer and attended the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with interment in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Young Gravelly, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Frizzell of the home; one step-son, Kenny Landon of New Castle, DE; one step-daughter, Judith Moore of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Bernice Potter of Garland, TX, Grace Plummer of Tulsa, OK; one sister-in-law, Rita Frizzell of Hot Springs Village, AR. Pallbearers were David Moore, Kenny Landon, Wesley Horn, Billy Zimmer.

The Waldron News
14 March 2012
RENO BENTON FRIZZELL

Reno Benton Frizzell of Roland, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, Arknasas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Arkoma, Oklahoma. Reno was born June 6, 1919 to Daniel Boone Frizzelland Cara (Roach) Frizzell in Waldron, Arkansas. Reno was 92 years, 8 months and 20 days old. Reno was a member of Freedom Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Reno joined the United States Army when he was only 22 years old. He served his country for four years as a combat infantryman. For a while he was in the South Pacific. During his time as a soldier he was decorated with awards that included a Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, AP Service Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars. In 1947 he married the love of his life, Nell Ballentine. They were married in the Nazarene Church in Waldron, Arkansas. They later moved to Arizona where they lived for many years. Reno worked as a truck driver for a mining company. It was then he took to the hobby if deer hunting. After returning to Arkansas after retirement he enjoyed a chance to squirrel hunt. More especially he loved to build things. His family was how he really enjoyed spending his time.His love for them was evident in the way he cared for each of them. Reno leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Nell of the home, one son, Danny Frizzell and wife Vickie of Muldrow, Oklahoma and one daughter in law, Swanna Frizzell of Waldron, Arkansas. "Reno" will be greatly missed by three grandchildren, Lacey Keith, Amber Frizzell and Adam Frizzell and one great grandchild, Tracey Keith. Reno is preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Cara Frizzell, one son James Frizzell, and brothers Lois Frizzell and D.B. Frizzell.Reno's celebration of life service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 10, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Galinato officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Hoe & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Reno's pallbearers were Bill Lane, Larry Robertson, Larry Dyer and Tim Keith. Reno's visitation was 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Reno's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. On behalf of the Frizzell family a special heartfelt "Thank You" goes out to Medihomes of Arkoma and Peachtree Hospice for all your care and compassion.

The Waldron News
31 March 2004
H.W. FRONTERHOUSE & VANELL FRONTERHOUSE

A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate the lives of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Fronterhouse on April 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Waldron, Arkansas. Both were residents of Waldron for over 40 years. Hagan was taken from this life on May 1, 2003 and Vanell on December 26, 2003. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors' choice in lieu of flowers.

Scott County Times
7 May 2003
HAGAN FRONTERHOUSE

Waldron--Memorial services for Hagan Fronterhouse, 79, of Waldron will be held at a later date. Burial of cremains were at the US National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mr. Fronterhouse died Thursday, May 1, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was an Army veteran having served in Nuremberg, Germany and was a saw mill worker. Survivors include his wife, Vanell; two daughters, Cheryl Dixon of Fort Smith and Shelta Frazier of Franklin, Tennessee; four sisters, Ruby Fitzjurls of Booneville, Arvil Williams of Willow, Oklahoma, Alean Brown of Wolfe City, Texas and Lorene Shelton of Sayre, Oklahoma; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor's choice.

The Waldron News
31 December 2003
VANELL CRANE FRONTERHOUSE

Vanell Crane Fronterhouse, 74, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died December 26, 2003 in a local hospital. She was a sales associate for Wal-Mart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hagan Fronterhouse. A private memorial service will be held at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Dixon of Fort Smith, AR and Shelta Frazier of Franklin, TN; one sister, Dollie Marquart of Fort Smith, AR; one brother, Ralph Crane of Alamo, TX; grandchildren, Shelley Carter of Hackett, AR, William Sears of Fort Smith, AR and Taylor Frazier of Franklin, TN; and four great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
DEZ FROST

Dez Frost, 71, of Boles, Arkansas died on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was a commercial construction worker, a veteran and was of the Jehovah's Witness faith. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 1999 at Buffalo Cemetery with burial also at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Nell of the home; two daughters, Christine L. Bowles of Mena, AR and Kimberly J. Duncan of Mena, AR; two sisters, Marie Rogers of Boles, AR and Nan Frost of Heavener, OK; five grandchildren, Jody Hicks, Jenny Bowles, Dezi Bowles, Jessica Duncan and Sean Duncan; and one great-grandchild, William Hicks. Pallbearers were Doug White, Richard Singleton, Marvin Ward, Charles Maxwell, Micah Cooper and Mike Austin. Honorary pallbearers were Willard Newlin, Arthur Cline, Dick Lawton and Jerrell Ward.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
DONALD ROSS FROST

Donald Rose Frost, 69, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in his home. He was the oldest son of Ila Mae Lindsey and Ellis Frost. He served in the United States Navy and was a retired iron worker & project superintendent for Vogt and Conant Construction Company. Don was a former Waldron School Board Member and past president, member of the Waldron area Chamber of Commerce Board, and on the Scott County Library Board. He served as President of Scott County Senior Citizens Indc., and was a former Scott County Justice of the Peace. For many years he worked to promote the Parks Volunteer Fire Department and restoration of the historic Parks School. Don was also a volunteer deputy for Scott County Sheriff's Department. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron. Don is survived by his wife Shelby Lee Frost; five daughters, Lori Erwin of Houston, Texas; Rene Moreland of Glen Rose, Arkansas; Karen Anne Sheehy of Visalia, California; Lisa Brotherton of Glen Rose, Arkansas and Patrice Frost of San Marcos, Texas; two sisters, Linda Frost of Van Buren, Arkansas and Judy Christopher of Coppell, Texas; one brother, Joe Frost of Bay City, Texas; eight grandchildren, David Moreland, Donald Moreland, Casey Moreland, Joshua Bennett, Cody Ridling, Jessica Brotherton, Erika Erwin and John Michael Elam; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Nina Moreland, Austin Troy Moreland, and countless friends and dozens of cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was 2:00 pm Friday, May 30, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron with interment at Hawkins Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Frost, Wallace Hill, Wayne Langley, Danny Morran, Harvey Combs and J.W. Cleland. Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry Parker, Bobby Rose, Curtis Billings, Damon Hill, David Vickers, Dal White, Dougi White, Daniel White, Ace Hammon and Buddy Cox. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hawkins Cemetery Fund, St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron, AR or the American Lymphoma Society, 77 W. Port Plaza, Suite 101, St. Louis, MO 63146.

The Waldron News
12 May 2010
DOROTHY JEAN FROST

Dorothy Jean Frost, 75, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Kingfisher Regional Hospital. She was born February 25, 1935 at Wilburton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ted and Gladys (Maxey) Tucker. She had worked at Kingfisher Regional Hospital as a nurse. After having her first child, she devoted her time to being a housewife and stayed at home to raise the children. She and her husband, Pat, had five children. She married Pat Ray Frost on December 9, 1950 at Bates, Arkansas. She is survied by her husband Pat Frost of LeRoy, Kansas; one son Larry Frost of Enid, Oklahoma; three daughters, Phyllis Bradley of Orange County, California, Francis Thiems of Kingfisher, Oklahoma and Cynthia Ruckman of LeRoy, Kansas; two sisters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Gary Ray Frost who died in infancy, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Parks Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Frost Memorial Fund and sent in care of Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
7 September 2011
HAZEL JUANITA CABE FROST

Hazel Juanita Cabe Frost of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on August 29, 2011 at the age of 91 years and 25 days. Hazel was born on August 4, 1920 in Ione, Arkansas, the oldest child and only daughter of the late Thomas Chester Cabe and Beulah Lenis Douglas Cabe. After graduating from Waldron High School in 1942, she moved to Oklahoma City to work at Douglas Aircraft during World War II. In 1945 she met and married "Jack" Frost. They moved to Oklahoma where she enrolled in beauty college and became a licensed beautician. After working a short time in Oklahoma, Hazel and Jack moved back to Waldron and she opened Hazel's Beauty Shop, which she operated until her retirement in 1985. She was a born again believer in Jesus Christ and a faithful, active member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. She enjoyed gardening, handwork and traveling. She made friends everywhere she went. She entered Waldron Nursing Center in 2006. She was Nursing Home Queen in 2007 and was a contestant in the Regional Nursing Home Queen contest held in Fort Smith. Hazel is survived by her brother Billy Joe Cabe and wife Kathy, one sister-in-law Syble Cabe, four nieces, four nephews, sixteen great nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Hazel is preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband of 49 years, Williams Floyd "Jack" Frost; four brothers, Weign Douglas Cabe, T.C. "Tom" Dabe, Earoll Ray Cabe, Bobby Harrell Cabe; three sisters-in- law, Sue Olive Cabe, Iris Babb Cabe, Mildred Swafford Cabe; one great-great niece, Mya Davis and one great-great nephew, Collin Marsh. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her. Hazel's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Waldron First Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Hazel's pallbearers were Harrell Cabe, Jeffrey Cabe, David Cabe, Jamie Shaddon, Gary Shaddon and Jerry Davis. Hazel's visitation was Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International or the Duncan Cemetery Fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
9 September 1998
LEXY FROST

Lexy M. Frost, 69, of Edmond, Oklahoma died Tuesday, September 1, 1998 in Oklahoma City. She was the widow of Elllis Frost. Graveside service was at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Bagerley Funeral Home of Edmond. She is survived by two daughters, Linda George, of Van Buren and Judy Christopher, of Coppell, Texas; two stepsons, Donald R. Frost and Joe E. Frost; two sisters, Gussie Seitsinger and Pauline Beard; two brothers, Butch and Burle Beard, and 12 grandchildren. Local arrangements made by Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
19 August 1998
LOUVEDA FROST

Louveda Frost, 82, of Parks, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Parks Baptist Church and a former church pianist. Funeral services were on Friday, August 14 at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks. Survivors include her husband, Pat, of the home; three sons: Pat Ray Frost, of Parks, Joe Frost, of Austin, Texas and Bruce Frost, of Como, Texas; three sisters: Vera Mae Emery and Velma Hadamek, both of Waldron and Ruby Massey, of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers: Eloyd Jones, of Cedar Creek and Elmo Jones, of Lodi, California; 19 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Frost, Edward Thiems, Kevin Frost, Jesse Zambrano, Tommy Dreschler and Bill Battles. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Ruckman and Bruce Frost, Jr. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 November 2006
NANNIE PLANIA FROST

Nannie Plania Frost, 96, of Heavener, Oklahoma formerly of Boles, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 9, 2006 in a Heavener, Oklahoma nursing home. Graveside funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2006 at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas, with the Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one sister Marie Rogers of Houston, Texas; three nieces, Patsy Wagner of Houston, TX, Christine Bowles of Mena, AR and Kimberly Duncan of Hot Springs, AR; numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews; a host of loving care givers of 43 years from the Heavener Nursing Home. Pallbearers were Don Frost, Wallace Hill, Harvey Combs, Jerry Garrett, Dezi Bowles and Larry Bowles.

Scott County Times
29 March 2006
NELL SCOTT FROST

Nell Scott Frost, 69, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in a Hot Springs hospital from a brain aneurysm. "Grannie Nell" was a seamstress by trade and was able to fix and mend the unfixable for her family. She had a love for her friends and family that was unexplainable. She was always giving, caring and sharing. She was also a member of the Northern Cherokee Tribe of Missouri and Arkansas and a Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Dez Frost. Funeral service was held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Needmore, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Bowles of Mena, Arkansas and Kimberly Duncan of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Nettie Scott of Lake Jackson, Texas and Marie Rogers of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Dezi Bowles, Jody Hicks, Jenny Weilder, all of Mena, Jessica Duncan and Sean Duncan of Hot Springs; an extra special aunt, Rosie Scott Hawkins of Boles, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, three great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Pallbearers were William Scott, Phillip Scott, Nathaniel Scott, Luke Hawkins, James Taylor and Harvey D. Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Scott, C.L. Scott, James Bowles, Eugene Scott, Thomas Scott, Joel Payne and Bub Scott. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First National Bank of Waldron for the Buffalo Cemetery Fund.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
PAT RAY FROST

Pat Ray Frost, LeRoy, Kan., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He was 80. He was born June 6, 1931 at McLean, Texas, the son of Raleigh Pat Frost and Levada Jones-Frost. He married Dorothy Jean Tucker Dec. 9, 1950 at Bates, Ark. They had five children. Although he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, a major league baseball team, he decided that faith and education would define his life. He attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okla. He received undergraduate credit at Eastern Oklahoma State College and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Arkansas Tech University in 1957. He went on to further his education by obtaining a master's degree in elementary education from Oklahoma State University in 1964. He served as a teacher and administrator in Hennessey, Okla. for 17 years. He later moved on to serve at other Oklahoma school districts, including Muskogee, Okarche, Kingfisher and Chickasha. While he spent his weekdays at the school, he devoted his weekends and evenings to preaching at various churches across Oklahoma and Arkansas. He is most notably known for his eight expeditions to the country of Turkey in search of Noah's Ark atop Mount Ararat. After retiring from the school systen, he enjoyed retirement in Parks, Ark. He and his wife built a house on a farm adorned with a beautiful windmill by the pond where he called up his fish at the dock. Plagued by Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, he spent his last years enjoying family under the care of his youngest daughter, Cynthia Ruckman, in LeRoy. Survivors include a son, Larry Frost, Oklahoma City, Okla., three daughters, Phyllis Bradley, Orange County, Calif., Frances Thiems, Kingisher, Okla., and Cynthia Ruckman, LeRoy, Kans.; two brothers, Joe Frost, Austin, Texas, and Bruce Frost, Como, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son, Gary Ray Frost, who died in infancy. Visitation services will be held Wednesday, January 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 12 in Parks, Arkansas with burial following in the Hawkins Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Ark. is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parks Baptist Church.

Scott County Times
4 April 2001
RALEIGH PAT FROST

Raleigh Pat Frost, 89, of Parks, Arkansas died Monday, April 2, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Parks Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 10 am at the Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by three sons, Pat Ray Frost of Parks, Joe Frost of Austin, Texas and Bruce Frost of Como, Texas; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Pallbearers will be Edward Thiems, Bob Ruckman, Larry Frost, Kevin Frost, Bruce Frost, Jr., Jessie Zambrano and Bill Battles.

Scott County Times
17 September 2003
SUE FROST

Waldron--Sue Frost, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, September 6, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. A private family service was held Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Frost and Debbie Newborn both of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, David Frost of Vancouver, Washington; mother, Lois of Waldron, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Frost, Jr.

The Waldron News
18 August 1999
VIRGIE VINES FROST

Virgie Vines Frost, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Saturday, August 14, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parks Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Frost and her brother, Jessie Lee Vines. Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 16, at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, AR, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by four daughters, Myna Bee Johnson of Waldron, Rita Dean McGrew of Ft. Smith, Janell Cleland of Parks, and Sharon Langley of Waldron; four sisters, Violet Ison of Waldron, Veda Paullen of Oxnard, CA, Alma Rose of Waldron and Arrie Stroud of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Bird Vines of Y-City, AR and L.D. Vines of Mansfield, AR; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Preston Ison, Freddie Rose, Gary Richardson, Ricky Davis, Travis Moore and Randy Vines. Alternate pallbearers were Russell Davis and Jim Vines.

Scott County Times
7 September 2005
WYNEMA T. FROST

Wynema Titsworth Frost, 81, of Memphis, Tennessee, formerly a resident of Longview for 50 years, passed away September 1, 2005 in her home. She was born September 8, 1923 to Mills Gettys Titsworth and Iva Adline Hennessy in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, a member of Greggton First Baptist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by 2 granddaughters, Jencie Escue and her husband Mark of Memphis, Tennessee and Jessica Luker and her husband Brian of Little Rock, Arkansas, and 2 great-grandchildren Rachel and Jamie Escue. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2005 in the chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Scott County Times
7 April 2004
DAKOTA WAYNE ROGERS FRY

Missouri--Funeral services for Dakota Wayne Rogers Fry, 7, of Oak Grove, Arkansas were held Thursday, April 1, 2004 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Missouri with Reverend Gary Clepper and Reverend Keith Jordan officiating. Burial followed at Blue Eye Cemetery in Blue Eye, Missouri under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson. Dakota was born September 16, 1996 at Mountain Home, Arkansas, the son of Ray and Lisa Jennings Fry of Oak Grove. He passed away at 5:23 pm Monday, March 29, 2004 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri following an extended battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Tyler J. Fry, Gaige Chaney and Aron Jo Fry all of the home; a sister, Sydni Rae Dawn Fry of the home; grandparents, Don and Patricia Jennings of Waldron, Ray Fry, Sr. of Oak Grove and Steve and Judy Doty of Oak Grove; a great grandmother, Minnie May Craft of D'Lo, Mississippi. Dakota was preceded in death by his grandmother, Leal C. Jennings; great grandfathers, Lloyd Craft and Bill Bo Jennings; and great grandmother, Audrey Corrina Jennings.

The Waldron News
12 April 2000
CHARLIE AARON FRYAR

Charlie Aaron Fryar, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, April 7, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired road grader operator, veteran of WWII, a Baptist and a C.C.C. worker. He was a loving father and grandfather and was married to his wife Daisy for 48 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pam Richardson. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Brushy Baptist Church with burial at Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Daisy; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Robert Moyer of Columbia, SC; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Tina Fryar of Portales, NM and Tom and Debbie Fryar of Lexington, SC; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Emory Riggs of Chelam, WA and Chloe and Clyde Tilley of Hot Springs, AR; one sister-in-law, Hazel Fryar of Mt. Ida, AR; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Hector Warnick, James Abernathy, Matthew Abernathy, Justin Bowling, Shelby Vincent and Larry Vincent.

The Waldron News
6 November 2013
KATHERINE FRYE

Kathy Frye of Waldron, Arkansas was called home to her heavenly father on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Fort Smith. Kathy was 61 years old. Kathy was born in San Jose, California to Gerald and Bonnie Lyles on June 10th 1952. Kathy visited Arkansas over 30 yrs. ago and knew she was home, she was a 100% tried and true Arkansas country girl. Kathy spent many years seeing the country as a long haul truck driver before settling down to enjoy spending her days fishing with her dog Jackie and working on her garden. Kathy had an amazing green thumb when it came to growing just about anything, especially Zinnias. Kathy is survived by her father and step mother Gerald and Jeannie Lyles of Waldron, her sister and brother in law Debby and Robert Millar of Jacksonville, AR, her son and daughter in law Jason and Tania Prophet of LaGrange, California, her daughter Katryna Prophet-Hunt of LaGrange, California, 5 grandchildren Haley, Hanna, Shane, Anthony and Austin, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and several great nieces and nephews. Kathy is preceded in death by her mother Bonnie Lyles, her brother Jerry Lyles and her husband Richard Frye. Kathy's life celebration was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service following at Ft. Smith National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Kathy was laid to rest next to her husband Richard. Visitation was held at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, November 4th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. While we are mourning the loss of this most loved one, others are rejoicing to see her again. We are comforted by our belief and knowledge that she is watching over us from above.

The Waldron News
29 July 2009
RICHARD DALE FRYE
February 14, 1945 - July 24, 2009

Richard Dale Frye, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born February 14, 1945 at Loudon, Tennessee to the late Mildred Bernice (Thomas) Thompson. He was of the Pentecostal faith, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a retired truck driver. Richard is survived by his wife, Kathy Frye of the home; a daughter, Sherry Kelly of Illinois; a son, Richard Frye, Jr. of Illinois; a sister, Mona Kidd and husband John of Rockford, Illinois and a brother, Paul Thompson and wife Sharon of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Richard's graveside funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with the Rev. Tom Garrison officiating. Arrangements were being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his daughter and son, Tammy and Paul Frye, and his dad, Oscar "Gene" Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Coy Butler, Robert Wagner, Wimp Parson, Floyd Isham, Todd Isham, Noble Fryar, Joy Dean Brothers, Richard Moore and Jay Waddle.

Scott County Times
27 September 2000
FRANKLIN FULLER

Franklin Pierce Fuller of Waldron was born to the late Thomas Monroe and Elnora Williams Fuller on July 3, 1909 in Packsaddle, Arkansas. Frank married Maxine Rogers on September 26, 1937. He worked as a carpenter and owned a sawmill that was located on his farm in Packsaddle. Frank was preceded in death by all his siblings and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jennie Ann Maxine Fuller, and his children, Shirley Jean Diamond and her husband Clyde of Magazine, Arkansas, Roger Fuller and his wife Susan of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Carole Marie Rose and her husband Bobby of Boles, Arkansas, Sharon Ann Stubbs and her husband Dr. L.D. Stubbs of DeQueen, Arkansas, Rhonda Kaye Piles and her husband Keith of Parks, Arkansas, Anitra Denise Barnett and her husband Rudy of Hope, Arkansas. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 11 am Tuesday, September 26, at Waldron Church of Christ. Memorial can be made to the Waldron Church of Christ for the children's home. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
JENNIE FULLER

Jennie Ann Maxine Rogers Fuller departed this life on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 after a lengthy illness. She was born to Charles Rogers and Deulah Deathridge on June 13, 1920 in Ransom, Kansas. Her husband, Franklin Pierce Fuller, her parents, and a brother, Kinzey Olin Rogers preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing a sister, Geraldine Marie Rogers Knause of Detroit, Michigan, a sister Alice Jean Rogers of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and her children and their spouses, Shirley Jean Diamond Brewer and A.B. Brewer of Porter, Oklahoma, Roger Fuller of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Carole Marie and Bobby Charles Rose, Sr., of Boles, Arkansas, Sheri A. and Dr. L.D. Stubbs of DeQueen, Arkansas, Rhonda Kaye and Keith Piles of Parks, Arkansas and Anitra Denise and Rudy Barnett of Hope, Arkansas. Her grandchildren, Clyde Lee Diamond, Magazine, Arkansas, Shana Simons, West Moreland, Tennessee, Ensign Ashley Fuller, USN, Jacksonville, Florida, Robin Fuller, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Bobby Charles Rose, Jr., Mena, Arkansas, Annette Yancey, Waldron, Arkansas, Shanne Rose, Boles, Arkansas, L.D. Stubbs, Jr., Austin, Texas, Ken F. Stubbs, Allen, Texas, Col. Kenvin D. Stuffs, USAF, Doha Qatar, Kim Fenwick, Mena, Arkansas, Charissa Womack, Flower Mound, Texas, Stephanie Piles, Waldron, Arkansas, Roderick Barnett, Rogers, Arkansas, Ryan Barnett, Springdale, Arkansas, Rustin Barnett, Hope, Arkansas, twenty six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Church of Christ in Waldron, Arkansas, and was descended from a family of Church of Christ ministers, her father being one of the founders of Harding College. A memorial service was held at the Waldron Church of Christ at 11:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2003.

The Waldron News
14 June 2000
JIMMIE EUGENE FULLER

Jimmie Eugene Fuller, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, June 10, 2000 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, rancher, a member of Packsaddle Church and the widow of Clark Fuller. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Packsaddle Church with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery at Abbott, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Holloway of Waldron, AR; two sons, Rodney and Cody Fuller of Waldron; one sister, Geraldine Metcalf of Freemont, CA; one brother, Preston Hartsell of Hayward, CA; four grandchildren: LaDonya McBride, Jarvis Holloway, Amy Gritus and Alicia Balentine; four great-grandchildren, Katie and Makayla McBride, Madison Gritus and Emily Balentine. Pallbearers were Robert Zimmer, George Griggs, Darvin Hutchens, Steve Hattabaugh, David Smith and Matt Hunsucker.

The Waldron News
16 February 2000
JOSEPH FULLER

Joseph Clinton Fuller, 68, of West Memphis died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000 in a West Memphis hospital. He retired from the Air Force and was a systems analyst, he was a member of the American Legion No. 40 and 8, VFW Post 5225 and Ingram Blvd. Baptist Church. He was a Mason and the widower of Vera Virginia Fuller. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Crittendon Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. He is survived by one daughter, Jeanie Laws of Little Rock; three sons, Joseph Wayne and DeLinda Fuller of Greenwood, Michael Clinton Fuller and Thomas Andrew Fuller, both of West Memphis; one sister, Murlene Walker of West Helena; one brother, Mayo Fuller of West Memphis; and three grandchildren.

Scott County Times
18 June 2003
KENNY MARVIN FULLER

Waldron--Funeral services for Kenny Marvin Fuller, 28, of Waldron were held Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Fuller died Thursday, June 12, 2003 near Booneville. He was a construction worker. Survivors include a son, Drake Fuller of Wichita Falls, Texas; his parents, Raymond and Nita Jones of Waldron and Willard and Patricia Fuller of Huntington; grandparents, Mary James of Wichita Falls, Texas and Dorothy Jones of Barling; two sisters, Shaunna Wyatt and Misty Jones both of Waldron and a brother, Michael Fuller of Waldron.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
ROGER "BUD" FULLER

Roger "Bud" Fuller, age 70, died in his home in Mena, Arkansas on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 due to complications associated with brain cancer. Born July 13, 1940 in Waldron, Arkansas to Jenny-Anne Maxine Rogers Fuller and Franklin Clifton Pierce Fuller. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1958, entered the United States Air Force and was trained as a dental technician. After completing his enlistment in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged and accepted into the University at Conway, studying Psychology and Sociology. Upon graduation from UCA, he accepted a position at Arkansas Lighthouse of the Blind as the Supervisor of Client services. Roger loved to work with his hands and decided to go back to work in dentistry. Roger helped establish a new dental laboratory in North Little Rock and served as partner, prior to taking a position running a satellite laboratory for Green Dental Lab in Hot Springs, AR. Roger was a nationally certified dental technician and won best technician in the Tri-state area in 1986. He lived in a myriad of places. Of note, while in Okinawa, Japan, he was a cross country track team member and set a number of records comparable to Olympic times. He also set records in race walking and recumbent bike riding here locally while competing against much younger athletes. Roger will be remembered for his incredible balance of physical, intellectual and spiritual gifts as well as his unique sense of humor. He was always exceptionally fit and demonstrated an unparalleled work ethic. Roger was an excellent writer. He wrote articles, poems and cartoons for a myriad of local, state and national publications. He was equally drawn to the spiritual facets of life, which resulted in a thirst for biblical principles. His co-workers all site his view of the world. Survivors include his significant companion Patsy Stanley Austin; his son Asley Eliot and wife Charlet with children Avary and Binh of Mobile, AL; son Robin Nathan and wife Candice with children Connor, Isabelle and Alexander of Oskaloosa, IA; brother Jerry Allen Fuller and wife Sherry of Lawton, OK; sisters Shirley Diamond of DeQueen, AR, Carol (Tilly) Rose of Boles, AR, Sharon Stubbs and Dr. Louis Stubbs of DeQueen, AR, Rhonda and Keith Piles of Parks, AR, and Anitra and Rudy Barnett of Hope, AR as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will have a private service in the summer. His ashes will be interred nex to his parents on the family farm. Memorial contributions can be made to one of two children's homes. Contributions should be mailed to the Children's Home Inc., P.O. Box 460, Paragould, AR 72451 or Southern Christian Home, P.O. Box 649, Morrilton, AR 72110. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral HOme. Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Ouachita Regional Hospice of Mena for their help and support.

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