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

Scott County Times
25 September 2002
INEZ GALLIMORE

Inez Levada Gallimore, 72, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Saturday, September 21, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, restaurant owner & cook. She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Metcalf, a brother, Claude Metcalf, and a grandson, William Alan White. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 24 at Witcherville, Arkansas with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, John Gallimore; three daughters, Laverne White of Huffman, Texas, Glenna Taylor of Witcherville, Arkansas, Kathy Price of Vian, Oklahoma; two sons, Verman Gallimore of Mansfield, Arkansas, Mike Gallimore of Witcherville, Arkansas; mother, Lessie McBride of Fort Smith, Arkansas; six sisters, Charlene Spina and Pat White of Shreveport, LA, Melba Iwamiya of Fort Smith, Joann Self of Greenwood, Jimmie Brogdin of Amarillo, Texas and Linda Etchegray of Houston, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ryan & Tyler Gallimore, Willie Ward, Greg Howard, David White and Jerrell Johnson.

The Waldron News
21 October 2009
MARY FRANCES GALLOWAY

Mary Frances Galloway, 85, of Conway went to be with our Lord Sunday, October 18, 2009. She was born August 9, 1924 in Conway to the late William Thomas Irby and Alma Agnes Dickens Irby. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.O. Galloway; son, Larry O. Galloway; 3 brothers and 10 sisters. She was a dedicated member of the Second Baptist Church of Conway where she served as senoir choir director. She was a Registered Nurse and served as the Scott County Health Nurse for 12 years and retired from the VA Hospital after 20 years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Skrmetti and husband Paul of Conway; 4 grandchildren, Paul and Tina Galloway, Rob and Nickie Galloway, Keely and Scott Montgomery, Holly Barnard; 9 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Isabella Galloway, Jackson, Collin and Grace Galloway, Gavin and Talan Montgomery, Brandon and Chloe Barnard and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
8 August 2001
WAYNE GARDENHIRE

Wayne Gardenhire, 89, of Mansfield died Monday, July 30, 2001 in his home. He was a retired service station owner, a member and Deacon of Mansfield First Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at the Mansfield Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Sam Godwin of Mansfield; 7 grandchildren, Chris Godwin, Susan Pyles, Brooks Godwin, Stuart Godwin, Cullen Gardenhire, Kelly Mouton and Kim Bentley; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Chris Godwin, Brooks Godwin, Stuart Godwin, Levi Godwin, Bruce Pyles, Michael Freeman, Joshua Burton and Cullen Gardenhire.

The Waldron News
6 February 2008 & 13 February 2008
BUELAH B. GARDNER

Buelah B. Gardner, 93, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2008 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and active with the Salvation Army. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvation Army Sergeant Major George Fox, a daughter, Elizabeth Marie and a grandson, David Lee Fox. Survivors include five grandchildren, Chester E. Fox, Jr., Roger Allen Fox, Kathy Fox, Darlene Fox and Charlene Fox; 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Interment was at 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Indiana. Local arrangements were under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR.

The Waldron News
17 September 2008
DAVID FAIRL GARDNER

David Fairl Gardner passed away July 26, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born September 29, 1948. He is the son of the late Dave Gardner and Eula Gardner. He is survived by one brother, Virgil Gardner, three sisters, Beverly Asbury, Vivian Taff and Sheila Godfrey; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins. We will miss our big brother. Graveside services will be at Duncan Cemetery on September 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

The Waldron News
9 November 2011
PATTY ANN GARLAND

Patty Ann Garland, 78, died Tuesday, November 3, 2011 at her residence. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at South Jefferson Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Jones and Bro. Tommy Oglesby officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery. Mrs. Garland was born January 1, 1933 in Cromwell, Okla. to George Floyd Patterson and Mary Beatrice Bumgarner Patterson. She was a member of South Jefferson Baptist Church; she was also the owner and operator of a saw mill for many years. She was an interior designer. She is survived by her husband, Bill Garland of Pittsburg; three daughters, Sandra Kay Smith of Rogue River, Ore., Sharon Garland Sweeten of Atlantic City, N.J., Leigh Ann Garland of Austin; six grandchildren, Chelsea Kelly, Jordan Palamar, Ernie Smith, Kathryn Wesson, Mason Smith, William Smith; two great-grandchildren, Blane Wesson and Cody Wesson; a brother, Raymond Collins of McAlester, Okla.; two nieces, Kathy Bea Marshall and Sherry Brooks; two nephews, Curt Collins and Kelley Preston; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Ray Callier; and two sisters, Juanita Preston and Maggie Sue Collins. The family received friends between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Erman Smith Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
BETHEL "BUCK" GARNER

Bethel Jorgson Garner, age 84, of Danville died Sunday, June 10, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born August 5, 1922 in the Tate Town Community, Scott County, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Ace and Ida Woodard Garner. He was a farmer, logger, Free Will Baptist minister, and a WWII Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, three children, Danny, Ray, Jerry and Sheila Garner; two brothers, Velo and Jethel Garner; two sisters, Minnie Hunt and Rosie Limbocker. Survivors include his wife, Robbie James Garner, brothers, Ace Garner of Quinton, OK, Monroe Garner of Dardanelle, AR; sister, Lillie Yandell of Havana; 12 nephews and nieces. Funeral service was Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville, with Bro. Rickey Hunt and Pat Millard officiating. Interment was in Hunt Cemetery at Tate Town by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were David Damon, John Haggard, David Garner, James "Bo" Garner, Mitchell Garner, Rox Garner, Larry Garner and Dewayne Garner.

The Waldron News
16 November 2011
GARY LYNN GARNER

Gary Lynn Garner, 63, went home to be with the Lord at 8:35 pm, November 8 surrounded by his loving wife of 45 years and his children. Gary was born Jun 21, 1948 in Berkeley, California to the late Helen Garner. He moved to Danville, Arkansas when he was a teenager and met the love of his life, "his lady," Sandra Doster. They were married December 18, 1966. He then became the proud father of his 6 children, and father of many spiritual children. Thirty nine years ago, the call to the ministry that burned deep began. He pastored Ascension Life Christian Fellowship and traveled the world preaching his passion, the gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and what that means to us. Those left to cherish the memory of Gary are his wife, Sandra, and seven children: Tracie Adams of Waldron, Arkansas, Lynn Garner of Danville, Arkansas, Wynema and husband Jeremy Clark of San Antonio, Texas, Monique Cook of Waldron, Arkansas, Aaron and wife Traci Garner of San Antonio, Texas, Andrea and husband Rusty Alexander of Russellville, Arkansas and Joshua Garner of Russellville, Arkansas. He also leaves to cherish his memory eight grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Clark, Scotty and Lily Garner, Madison and Blaze Alexander, Lauren Cook, and Reagan Adams and two sisters, Glynel Pool and Sharee Gorman. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Glen Garner. Gary's life celebration service was held at 2:00 pm. Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Ascension Life Christian Fellowship in Danville, Arkansas with Pastor Ron Clark officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
GRACE M. GARNER

Grace M. Garner; age 85 of Waldron, died Sunday, May 3, 1998 in Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Smith. Mrs. Garner was born on November 21, 1912 in Blancett, Arkansas. to Joseph and Mollie Heath. She was married to Eloyce J. Garner on July 25, 1934 at Waldron. She was a homemaker her entire life and was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her husband, Eloyce J. Garner who died November 15, 1997. Also preceding her in death was twin daughters, her parents, Joseph and Mollie Heath, two sisters, Dora Carey and Viola Allen, three brothers, Burle Heath, Lyndon Heath and Clarence Heath. Mrs. Garner is survived by one son, Larry J. Garner, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, one granddaughter, Michelle Garner, of Muskogee, Oklahoma and a special friend, Sue Schoonover, of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Also surviving are two sisters, Bertha Satterfield, of Waldron and Retha Frazier, of Fresno, California, two nieces, Cora Brown and Dora Jean Wright, both of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. A nephew, Wade Sherrill, of Overland Park, Kansas, a great-nephew, Phillip Oliver of Waldron and several other nieces and nephews of California along with a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Waldron First Baptist church with Rev. Lynsol Richmond officiating. Interment will be at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers for Mrs. Garner are Earl Cabe, Ray Rice, Jim Henry Currier, Ivan Plummer, Bernard Ferguson and Houston Beaty.

The Waldron News
20 April 2005
LARRY J. GARNER

Larry J. Garner, 65, of Muskogee died Friday, April 15, 2005 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. Larry was born June 8, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to E.J. and Grace (Heath) Garner. Larry grew up in Arkansas where he was educated, graduating from Waldron High School in 1957. That same year he won the state championship in cattle grading. In 1958 he moved to Muskogee and became a truck driver for Arkhola Sand and Gravel and later drove for Consolidated Forwarding. He later served as Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager of Teamsters Local Union #516. Larry was also the President of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Conference of Teamsters for many years. Larry retired after more than 30 years with the Teamsters. Larry was a proud citizen of his country, serving in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. He also gave his time to the community as a member of the Alpha Masonic Lodge #12 in Ft. Gibson since 1964. For the past three years Larry served as Worshipful Master. His Masonic involvement led him to be a member of the Tulsa Valley Scottish Rite and the Bedouin Shrine Temple in Muskogee. Larry was also a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Savior on March 5, 2003. On May 9, 1964 Larry was married to Carol Ann Ayers of Ft. Gibson. They were blessed with a daughter named Michelle. Larry owned L & E Ranch west of Muskogee. He loved to ranch and enjoyed his horses and cattle. He also had a passion for hunting and fishing, especially pheasant hunting in Kansas. In June 2003 Larry married Donna Sue Schoonover in Muskogee. Their short time together was both loving and enjoyable. Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Donna Sue of the home, daughter Michelle Garner of Muskogee; step-son Josh Schoonover of Tahlequah; step-daughter Tiffany Schoonover of Ft. Gibson; three cousins, Jean Wright, Cora Smart and Wade Sherrill. Larry was loved by many and left behind a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sisters. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Luellen, Terry Raulston, John Rogers, Ellison Gilliland, Morris Eddings and James Dennis. Honorary pallbearers will be Haskell McFarland, Matt Munding, John Luton, Lloyd McCarty and Loyd Fairchild. Funeral services are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
12 March 2003
LESSIE GARNER

Lessie Inez Garner, 90, of Euless, Texas died Saturday, March 1, 2003 in Euless, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ and widow of Lowell Garner. Graveside services were held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 with burial at Parks Cemetery, Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ruth Jemison of Euless, Texas; one son, Donald Wayne Garner of Cobden, Illinois; two sisters, Marie Lile and Oneta Love, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, J.T. Jones of Van Buren, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
GARY WAYNE GARRETT

Gary Wayne Garrett, 43, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 9, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a boilermaker and a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Local 69. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 12 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of the home; two sons, Trenton Garrett and Brandon Garrett, of the home; three sisters, Helen Wilson, of Hot Springs, Pat Benefield, of Plainview and Rita Metcalf, of Waldron; two brothers, George Garrett, of Park Forest, Ill. and Jerry Garrett of Nola. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nobie Garrett. Pallbearers were Earl Wilson, Phillip Wilson, Glen Wilson, Bruce Patterson, Tommy Patterson, Jason Garrett, Travis Garrett, Lynn Patterson and Larry Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were members of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers - Local 69. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
17 August 2005
KOHL GARRETT

Kohl Allen Paul Garrett, 19 months, of Coushatta, Louisiana, passed away August 8, 2005 in Coushatta, Louisiana Hospital. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Paul Thompson and paternal great grandmother, Lillie Blevins. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 12, 2005 at Friendship Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, Amanda and Jason Garrett of Coushatta, Louisiana; maternal grandparents, Carla and Glen Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Freeda Garrett of Nola, Arkansas; and maternal great grandmother, Ann Thompson of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Dusty Hampton, David Rupe, Chris Ellis, Mike Hunt, Matt Pye and John Mark Hickey.

The Waldron News
7 March 2007
MELVIN GARRISON

Melvin Garrison, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away March 5, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired Air Force veteran and served in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart, Medal of Honor and numerous other honors. He loved his family and his country. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Mickey Garrison, two daughters, Barbara Conners and Barbara Templeman both of Waldron, AR; two sons, Alan Garrison of Jefferson City, MO and Tom Garrison of Waldron, AR; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Rosella Garrison, a daughter, Vicky Pinkepank, son William Garrison, a grandchild Maxwell Scott DePugh, sister Roselea Knight, brothers Tuni, Billy, Gerald, Dale, Charles, Robert, L.A., Francis and Johnny Garrison. Pallbearers will be Michael Blake, Jason and Jacob Garrison, Jimmy Morgan and Rick Templeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Trager, Mark Dye, Jimmy Houston and Clyde Morris. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
1 October 2003
LEO GARVIN

Leo Garvin, age 91, of Mena, formerly of Waldron, died Wednesday, September 2, 2003 in Mena. He was born in Appleton, Arkansas on November 26, 1911, son of the late Virgil L. and Bertha Wallace Garvin. He was a retired sawmill owner and operator. He was preceded in death by his wife Delena Garvin. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Shorty and Ann Garvin of Mena; six grandchildren, Thomas E. Garvin of Haslet, Texas, James W. Garvin of Burkburnett, Texas, Peggy G. McCullers of Mena, Arkansas, Vicky D. White, Ted L. Maxwell, Mark E. Maxwell, all of Alford, Texas; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Perry Hart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR.

The Waldron News
27 June 2007
LARRY CHARLES GARZINI

Larry Charles Garzini, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007 at his home. He was a retired construction worker and a Missionary Baptist. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, at the Square Rock Cemetery with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Elva Jean Garzini of the home; two daughters, Dana Lenae and husband Kevin Wright of Waldron, Arkansas and Toni Denae and husband Todd VanDeWiele of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Linda and husband Ron "Bubba" Sarenius of Ukiah, California; four grandchildren, Kolten Ray Wright, Darci Raquel Wright, Tristan Denae VanDeWiele, Taylor Renae VanDeWiele; one brother-in-law, Bruce Rosenthal and wife Beth; father and mother-in-law, Lance and Jerlene Rosenthal; nieces, Debi Stephens, Amy and Britney Rosenthal; nephew, Paul Sarenius; great nephew, Aden Stephens; great nephew, Matthew Sarenius. Pallbearers were Todd VanDeWiele, Kevin Wright, Bruce Rosenthal, Larry Rosenthal, Larry Brown and Darrell Epperson. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Barnett, Charlie McCann, James Scott, Junior Franklin, Kolten Wright and Thomas Wright.

The Waldron News
26 April 2006
Former Texas Playboy dies after lengthy cancer battle
By Dennis McCaslin
GENE GASAWAY

Over the years, more than 600 musicians took to the stage as member of Bob Will and his Texas Playboys, the premier western swing in the history of the music genre. One of those musicians parlayed a great music career with the likes of Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Mel Tillis and Leon McAuliffe into two different stints as a member of the Playboys. A native of Huntington, Gene Gasaway remained a resident of the south Sebastian County town for much of his life before passing away last week at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer. Gasaway, who had a five year stint with the band from 1962 through 1967 and rejoined a reorganized version of the outfit in 1980, was a stellar musician who traveled the world and played some of the top music ventures in a career that started in 1948. Born Gene Cleaver Gasaway, Sept. 1, 1931, in Huntington to J.E. "Bud" and Stella Gasaway, at the age of 12, Gasaway started playing "fiddle" and by the age of 17 was performing with the legendary Hank Thompson. Gasaway recorded and traveled with Thompson for eight years and was an instrumentalist on early Thompson hits like "Humpty Dumpty," "Green Light" and "Whoa, Sailor." In 1952 Thompson has his first #1 recording with "The Wild Side of Life," a song that inspired the hit that launched Kitty Wells' career: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angles." Subsequent Thompson chartmakers of the 1950s included "Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart," "Rub-A-Dub-Dub," "Yesterday's Girl," "Wake Up, Irene," "Honky Tonk Girl," "Most of All," "The Blackboard of My Heart," and "Squaws Along the Yukon," all in the Top Ten. In 1956, Gasaway joined the Ray Price band and it's been said that Gasaway's defining fiddle on the live version of eventual #1 hit "Crazy Arms" is lauded as one of the top moments in western swing history. In 1962, Gasaway began his first stint with the Bob Wills troupe, which had been a viable organization since the early 30's. Wills suffered a heart attack in 1962 and in 1963 "sold" the band for $10,000. Gasaway continued to play with the Playboys until 1967 until he rejoined the Ray Price band and from 1976 through 1980 toured and played with Mel Tillis. In 1980, the Playboys reorganized and Gasaway spent the remainder of his on-road career with that organization. According to Gasaway's obituary, he also had many years of teaching music and tuning pianos. He played for three U.S. presidents and worked in such venues as Carnegie Hall the Smithsonian Institute, Telecommunications Convention in Switzerland and International Cultural Exchange in Russia. He entertained troops in Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia and the Middle East. Gasaway was part of several movie soundtracks and recorded for Liberty, MCA and Columbia records over the years. He also appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in California, Oklahoma and Texas. Funeral services were held for Gasaway Saturday at the Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind with interment in the Huntington Cemetery. Gasaway was survived by his wife, Dorothy Gasaway; their children, Wade Gasaway of Huntington, Warren Gasaway and wife Melissa of Waldron and three grandchildren, Tyler Gasaway, Ethan Gasaay and Elise Gasaway of Waldron.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
ALEX GASPAR

Alex Gaspar, 62, of Waldron, died Sunday, November 27, 1999 in Waldron. He was a brick mason and a Catholic. Funeral services were held in Buckeye, Arizona. Local arrangements by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Gaspar is survived by his wife, Karol Ann; three daughters, Sandra Cox of Waldron, Linda Kovacs of Peoria, AZ, and Shondora Gaspar of Avandale, AZ; three sons, John Gaspar of Lompoc, CA, Ron Gaspar of Republic, KS and Steve Gaspar of Buckeye, AZ; and nine grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
MARY LOU GASSEN

Mary Lou Gassen, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in her home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. The body will be cremated under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Slover of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two sons, Reyna Lea Gassen of Waldrdon, Arkansas, Paul Gassen of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 March 2014
SHERYL LYNN GASSEN

Sheryl Lynn Gassen passed from this life Friday, March 14, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Sheryl was born January 28, 1964 in Passaic, New Jersey to Dennis James McIninch and Zelda Sue Sunderman. Sheryl was 50 years, 1 month and 14 days old. Sheryl loved to cook and to quilt, work in her flower beds and garden. She enjoyed being outside and messing with her chickens. Most of all she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and family. Sheryl leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Reyna of the home, one daughter, Allyssa Moore and husband Shawn of Waldron, Arkansas, one son, Joseph Martin II of Waldron, Arkansas. Nanni will be missed by her grandchildren, Lydia Moore and Shane Moore. Sheryl will forever remain in the hearts of her mom, Zelda and stepdad Nick York of Valley Springs, California, one brother Dennis McIninch of Napa, California, one half brother, Ryan McIninch of Belmar, New Jersey and one half sister, Shannon McIninch of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Sheryl is also survived by one brother in law and sister in law, Mike and Joyce Slover of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and one brother in law, Paul Gassen of Higginsville, Missouri. Sheryl will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many family members across the United States and numerous social networking friends around the world. Sheryl is preceded in death by her father, Dennis McIninch and one brother, Shawn Sunderman. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Family of Sheryl Gssen, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
20 July 2011
CHARLOTTE KAY GASTON

Charlotte Kay Gaston, 68, of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, July 18, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Charlotte was born November 7, 1942 in Forester, Arkansas to the late Mack and Monette (Ferguson) Gaston. She was a Christian, retired from Whirlpool after 33 years and was a loving friend. Charlotte is survived by her friend, Pam Winford of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Jacquie M. Scott of Edgar, Arizona; one brother, Reggie Gaston, Raton, New Mexico; two cousins, James Ted Gaston of Hartford, Arkansas, John Ferguson of Alma, Arkansas, and one aunt, Robbie Pantona of Neosho Rapids, Kansas. Charlotte's memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastoral Associate Kathy O'Brien officiating. Cremation and Memorial arrangements are being entrusted to the Heriage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 August 2012
CURTIS GASTON JR.

Curtis Gaston, Jr., 84, of Jessieville passed away Monday, July 23, 2012. He was born March 16, 1928 in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas to Curtis Gaston, Sr. and Lessie Tedford Gaston. Curtis was a retired logger. He loved to hunt and garden. Curtis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Bobby Glen Gaston; daughters, Janice Harrison and Cathy Crain; and brothers, Billy and Jack Gaston. Curtis is survived by wife, Christine Gaston; sons, Terry Gaston and and Carl (Cindy) Gaston, both of Jessieville; daughter, Judy (Johnny) Edwards of Jessieville; sisters, Linda Faye Bean, Glenda Mae Ballard, both of Jessieville and Opal Griggs of Texarkana, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Bernice Wood and husband James of Waldron. Funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Friday at Caruth Village Funeral Home with burial following in Shiloh Cemetery. Pallbearers included Scott Chase, Arlie Harrison, Michael Meny, John Edwards, Brad Gaston and Kenneth Crain. Honorary pallbearers include Darrell Oats, R.C. Crumpton, Bobby Ragsdale, Johnny Edwards, Doug Blackwell and his co-workers at Weyerhaeuser. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
MONETTE F. GASTON

Monette F. Gaston, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 12, 2007 at a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a retired teacher, homemaker, and a Baptist. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Monroe Cemetery with interment in the Monroe Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Jacquie Scott of Eagar, Arizona, Charlotte Gaston of Greenwood, Arkansas; two sons, Reggie Gaston of Waldron, Arkansas, Gregory Lyn of Waldron, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Gaston; one son, Larry Mack Gaston; her parents, John Mark Ferguson and Mary Alice Chaney Ferguson.

The Waldron News
2 May 2007
VICKEY LOU GASTON

Vickey Lou Gaston, age 51, of Waldron, AR left this earth to be with our Lord and Savior on April 24, 2007. Vickey was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Vaughn, mother, Ava Jewell Vaughn, one brother, Mickey Lee Vaughn, and one nephew, Mark Edward Walker. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Reggie Gaston; sons, Jason Ray Gaston and Randy Gaston; one daughter, Connie Gaston; three grandchildren, Justin and Brittney Cox and Destiny Gaston; one sister, Gail Vaughn; one brother, Joe Vaughn; and a host of nephews and nieces. Our mother will be greatly missed and though we all hurt we know she is with our Father in heaven where there is no more pain or sadness as God is holding her in his loving arms.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
LENA GATTIS

Lena Marie Gattis, age 45, of Muldrow, Oklahoma died Monday, October 31, 2005 in a hospital. She was a member of the Jubilee Church in Van Buren, and she worked at Baldor. She was preceded in death by one brother Steven Vines and mother Emma Vines. She is survived by her husband Paul Gattis of the home; five sons, Brandon Davis of Van Buren, Dustin Davis of Van Buren, David, Nathan and Matthew Gattis all of Muldrow, Oklahoma; six sisters, Sherry Sibary of Van Buren, Shirley Bradley of Ft. Smith, Nancy McConnell of Ft. Smith, Diana Posey of California, Laurie Burdett of Little Rock and Debbie Bell of Washington; three brothers, Steve Sibary of Ft. Smith, Randy Vines of Mansfield and Jim Vines of Greenwood; and two grandchildren, Shelby Davis and Dalton Davis. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Dooley Cemetery in Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Brandon Davis, Dustin Davis, David Gattis, Jerry Goodnight, Doyle Webb and Billy Archer. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Darwin Sibary.

The Waldron News
6 August 2003
JUANITA GENTRY

Juanita Gentry, 78, of DeSoto, Texas was born August 17, 1924 in Dallas and her parents were Bert and Lora Crane. She passed away July 25, 2003 from cancer. She married Lee Gentry on December 23, 1949 in Dallas. She was a lifetime member of the Baptist Church and currently a member of Hampton Road Baptist Church in DeSoto. She was an active member of the DeSoto Stars Square Dance Club. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael. She is survived by her loving husband Lee Gentry; several cousins and many dear friends. Services were held Monday, July 28, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at West/Hart Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jerry R. Raines officiating. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Building Fund at Hampton Road Baptist Church, 400 N. Hampton Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115.

The Waldron News
26 May 1999
ABBYE DALE LEMING GEORGE

Abbye Dale Leming George, 97, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Waldron, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 in Olathe, Kansas. She was a member of the Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple of Kansas City, and was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon and son, Stephen. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 27 at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Evelyn George; one son and wife, Rev. Walter and Laverl, of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren: Leigh Anne, Eric, Rebecca and Christopher. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 July 2011
MARVIN E. GERDES

Malvin E. Gerdes, 68, of Howe, Oklahoma passed from this life Sunday, July 17, 2011 in his home. He was born December 12, 1942 in Downey, California to the late Malvin Jessie and Imogene (Dunn) Gerdes. He was a retired maintenance supervisor of Fontana Unified School District. He is survived by his wife Tammy Gerdes, and 11 children, Dianna Hrabak, Tammy Parrott, Malvin Gerdes, Jr., Danny Gerdes, Amanda Michal, Kenneth Gerdes, Holley McMullen, Danielle Lively, Carl Gerdes, Melanie Gerdes and Crystal Gerdes. Two sisters, Billie Melhase and Suzie Huckabee, two brothers, Mike Gerdes and Mark Gerdes, along with 25 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. No service is scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
KATHERINE GESSLING

Katherine Gessling, age 85, of Waldron passed away Friday, January 28, 2000 in Waldron. She was born April 24, 1914 in Sheffield, Alabama to the late Thomas C. Garrett and the late Mary Lee Wyman Garrett. She resided in the Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron for the past seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Gessling in 1984. The two of them met and were married in June of 1936. Katherine graduated from Mt. Vernon Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a practical nurse in that hospital. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Gessling of Dalton, Ohio and Richard Gessling of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Reverend David Crooks officiating. Burial followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
BOBBY LEE GIBBS

Bobby Lee Gibbs, formerly of Waldron, passed away September 13, 1999 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He leaves behind a wife of 43 years, Wanda Slater Gibbs; two sons, Danny Gibbs of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Mike Gibbs of Arkansas; three sisters, Ola Mae Yandell of Waldron, AR, Jenny Wagman of Mineral Wells, TX and Edith Scarbrough of Rodeo, CA; and five grandchildren. Bobby worked for Certainteed Fiberglass in Kansas City, Kansas for 39 years before retiring in 1995. Funeral services were arranged by Kansas City Funeral Directors.

The Waldron News
27 June 2012
ANNA JEAN GIBSON

\Anna Jean Gibson of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born September 22, 1925 to Dolph Edgar Whitmire and Beulah Mae (Watson) Whitmire in Waldron, Arkansas. Anna was 86 years, 9 months and 2 days old. She was of the Baptist faith. As a young woman, Anna would work on the family farm helping to work the cows, garden and whatever else was needed. She never complained because she knew it was the way it had to be. As she grew older Anna had many outside jobs to include AVI, Waldron Furniture Factory and after retirement she could be seen helping out at the flower shop. Anna's favorite past time was fishing and piecing together quilts. Her passion was taking care of her grandchildren and family. She really enjoyed doing things for her neighbors and all those she knew. Anna leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Linda Long and husband M.G. of Waldron, Arkansas and Debra McCurry and husband Harley of Nella, Arkansas. Granny will be forever missed by seven grandchildren: David, James, Harley, Brad, Josh, Lance and Michelle. Granny has touched the lives of ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Anna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Dolph and Beulah Whitmire,one son, Edward Lee Gipson, two sisters, Retha Tull and Avanell Nevills, and three brothers, Haston Whitmire, Milburn Whitmire and Ofal Whitmire. Anna's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Clyde Traylor and Rev. Collins Lane officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Anna's pallbearers were Bobby Don Helms, Stan Cottrell, David Long, James Long, Brad McCurry and Joshua McCurry. Honorary pallbearers were Billie Cox, Wilma Edgar, Harley McCurry III, Charles Maxwell and Clarence Gibson. Anna's visitation was Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Anna's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
15 January 2003
BURL RAY GIBSON

Greenwood--Funeral services for Burl Ray Gibson, 84, of Greenwood were held Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery at Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Gibson died Saturday, January 11, 2003 at a Greenwood nursing home. He attended Abbott Baptist Church. Survivors include his brother, Harold Gibson of Mansfield and three nieces, Shirley Moore of Huntington, Kathy Stevenson of Avinger, Texas and Vicie Stinson of Waldron. Pallbearers were Paul Moore, Jack Livingston, Shawn Stinson, Forrest Livingston, Jerry Carter and Coy Butler.

Scott County Times
5 April 2006
HAROLD GIBSON

Harold Edward Gibson, age 85, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006 in his home. He was a member of the Mansfield Assemby of God, veteran of WWII, VFW and American Legion. Graveside service will be at 2;00 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by three daughters, Shirley and Paul Moore of Huntington, Arkansas, Cathy and Perry Stevenshon of Anvenger, Texas, Vickie and Homer Stinson of Waldron, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
1 October 2008
JAMES O. GIBSON, JR.

James O. "J.O." Gibson, Jr., 76, of Harrison, Arkansas died Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Hospice of the Hills Hospice House in Harrison, AR. He was born July 21, 1932 in Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas to James O. & Montie (Harrison) Gibson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harrison. He worked for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. He was a member of the Jordan Milan Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Retired County Agents Association and the Disorganized Bird Club (DOBC). J.O. received the National Cooperative Extension Service Distinguished Service Award of the year in 1976. He holds Emeritus status from the University of Arkansas. He holds Emeritus status from the University of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Sally Jo (Foster) Gibson of the home; son and daughter-in-law James O. Gibson, III and Dorothy of Cabot, AR; daughters & sons-in-law, Janet & Frank Salman of Victorville, CA, Carolyn & Don Hubbell of Batesville, AR, Sally & Dan Hennard of DeQueen, AR; sister, Virginia Jensen of Twin Fall, ID; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at First United Methodist Church. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 29 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Adam Hubbell, Mark Gibson, Ben Gibson, Derek Hubbell, Don Hennard and Don Hubbell, Honorary pallbearers were Christine Watson, Allie Hennard, Kittie Hennard and Montie Hennard. Memorials may be made to Edith Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 1100 W. Bower, Harrison, AR 72601; Hospice of the Hills Hospice House, PO Box 1927, Harrison, AR or the Square Rock Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Robert Davis, Rt. 2, Box 320, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
19 June 2013
KENNETH J. GIBSON

Kenneth J. Gibson, born December 22, 1938, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 7, 2013 and to the loving arms of his mother and father, Helena and Kenneth Gipson and 8 siblings. Kenny passed at home in Pioneer, CA surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Merina Gibson, of Pioneer, CA, loving daughter, Kelley Gibson of Pleasanton, CA, and sister Lorraine McEvoy of Petaluma, CA. After returning home from the Marine Corp. he joined the Sheriff's Dept. in Contra Costa County, CA. He was a part owner in Curley's Restaurant in Danville, CA and later a microwave engineer and before retiring, owner of Packsaddle Depot Restaurant in Waldron, AR for 22 years. A celebration of life will be held at the Blue Moon Cafe in Pine Grove, CA on June 23, 2013 at 12 noon.

Scott County Times
10 November 2004
VIRGINIA CASS GIBSON

Virginia B. Cass Gibson, age 82, of Purvis, Mississippi formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas, died Monday, November 1, 2004 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was a retired dietician and a Baptist. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Dave Love of Purvis, Mississippi, two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Becky Cass of Lavaca, Arkansas and Carrol and June Cass of Mansfield, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Coop Prairie Church with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery near Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
VIVIAN DICKSON GIBSON

Vivian Dickson Gibson, 85, of Kingsland, Texas formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at the Kingsland Hills Care Center. She had been sick for many years; she was a good Christian and attended the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her three daughters, Ida and Ray Elmore of Huntington, AR, Joy and Marvin Houghling of Texas, Paula and Lester Norris of Texas; two sons, Sevoy and Betty Pennel of Idaho, Bill and Donna Decker of Missouri; nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Ida and Jim Dickson of Mansfield; a twin sister Lillian Hershock, and two brothers, Albert Dickson of Dayton, AR and Lloyd Dickson of Booneville, AR. Funeral service was 1:30 pm Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Union Ridge Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Jeffery Elmore, Shay Elmore, Sevoy Elmore, Kevin Elmore, Cody Elmore, Christopher Rogers, Garrett Norris, all grandsons, and Thomas Dickson her nephew.

The Waldron News
6 February 2008
BLANCHE (HOOTEN) GIDDENS

Blanche (Hooten) Giddens, age 95, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the Indian Rock Village. Born in Old Settlement, now part of Shirley, Arkansas on May 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Eaton) Hooten. The Hooten family were pioneer settlers of Van Buren County. Mrs. Giddens was a graduate of the Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. She began her teaching career in the rurual schools of Van Buren County and later taught in Shirley and El Dorado. Mrs. Giddens moved to Waldron in 1947 and retired in 1973 from the Waldron School System after thirty-four years of teaching. She was a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and the Literary Club. Mrs. Giddens had been a resident of Fairfield Bay for 35 years and participated in many community activities after moving there in 1983. She was a member of the Fairfield Bay Baptist Church and had served in the Women's Missionary Union with the Church and Association and was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. Mrs. Giddens was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Giddens, on March 24, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her son, Sam Giddens of Fairfield Bay. Mrs. Giddens is also survived by other relatives and her many friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Shirley First Baptist Church with the service officiated by Bro. Bobby Ward and music by Kyle and Amy Blanton. Interment will follow in Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kelton Jones, Roger Jones, Mike Hall, Bob Hensley, Don Hensley and Ben Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Den Dempsey, James Beavers, Joe Lee, Roger Rorie, Jim Burnett and Dyke Johnson. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home, Inc.

The Waldron News
19 March 2008
CAROLYNN GILBERT

The family of Carolynn Gilbert are sorry to say that on March 11, 2008, Carolynn went to meet the Lord. Mrs. Carolynn, at the age of 78, is survived by three children; her oldest daughter, Carol Wilmoth of Memphis, Tennessee and son-in-law Harvey and their three sons, Chris, Jeff and Alan, and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carolynn's son, Jay Gilbert, her only son, of Collierville, Tennessee; and her daughter, Mary Moody and her husband, William Moody of Scott County and their children, Catherine, Robert and Marie who attend school locally. An invitation is extended to all friends of the family to attend a memorial service to be held at the Packsaddle Church on the afternoon of March 21st at 1:00 p.m. Carolyn said, "Let go and let God." Flowers & condolences can be sent to Mary's Design on Main St. in Waldron prior to the Memorial Service.

The Waldron News
11 October 2000
JOHN HERMAN GILBERT

John Herman Gilbert, age 78, of Tennessee, formerly of Waldron, born in Darden, Tennessee, died on Sunday, October 8, 2000 in Crossville, TN. He graduated from Lexington, TN High School, served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He lived in Tennessee, Alaska, Arkansas and retired to Memphis, Tennessee. He is survived by his brother, Kermitt Gilbert of Darden, TN; one sister, Mable Bevins of North Pole, Alaska; one son, Jay Raymond Gilbert of Memphis, TN; daughters, Yvette Hagy of Crossville, TN, Judalon of Colorado, Carol Wilmoth of Memphis, TN and Mary (Missie) Moody of Waldron, AR; lots of grandsons and granddaughters and 5 great-granddaughters.

Scott County Times
7 August 2002
EDNA MAE GILBREATH

Texas--Graveside services for Edna Mae Gilbreath, 87, of McKinney, Texas were held July 22, 2002 at 11 am at Ridgeview Memorial Park with Chaplain Havey Angel officiating. Mrs. Gilbreath was born September 14, 1914 in Oklahoma to Cimion H. and Maudie M. Pingleton Magers. In 1947 she married Frank Gilbreath in San Pablo, California. She died July 20, 2002. She was a machine operator and was of the Assembly of God faith. Mrs. Gilbreath was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include several nieces and nephews including Kathy and James Sander of Merit, Texas, James and Lynn Sander of Plano, Kathy G. Jones of Merit, Edna Otts of McKinney and Tommy Magers of Greenville. Arrangements were under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson- Morrow Funeral Directors.

The Waldron News
20 April 2005
GUSSIE MAE GILBREATH

Gussie Mae Echols Gilbreath, age 88, of Mena passed away Monday, April 11, 2005 in Mena. She was born November 13, 1916 in Glenwood, Arkansas to the late W.F. Echols and Sarah Etta VanHorn Echols. She was united in marriage to Mr. O.K. Gilbreath on October 9, 1936. She was a teacher by profession and also worked as a grocery clerk for 40 years. Mrs. Gilbreath was a member of the First Christian Church and was a Sunday School teacher for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by one daughter, Joy Carmean of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Jackson Carmean and his wife Erin of Spangdalhem, Germany and Sarah Carmean of Waldron, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and six brothers. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Mena. Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Online obituary available at www.beasley-woodfuneralhome.com.

The Waldron News
8 February 2012
HATTIE LEE TREECE GILBREATH

Hattie Lee Treece Gilbreath, 88, entered into rest February 1, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born December 19, 1923 in Batesville, Arkansas to James Sherman and Hattie Treece. She was a school teacher and when her children were born, was able to remain home and take care of her children. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Hattie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Milton Gilbreath of the home; daughter Mary Jo Gilbreath Hales of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Steven Gilbreath and wife Terry of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one grandson, Steven Alan Gilbreath of Fort Smith, Arkansas; her sister-in-law, Katherine Hays Treece of Little Rock, Arkansas, daughter and "son of the heart" Rita and John Rissinger; cousins by the dozens; nieces and nephews. Hattie was preceded in death by two children, Ronald and Marilyn Gilbreath; by her parents, James Sherman and Hattie Treece; brothers, Sherman G. Treece, Jr., Garrett S. Treece, Robert G. Treece, Clyde C. Treece and sisters, Betty Jo Treece Basden and Vivian Treece. Funeral service was Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in the Thompson Jameson cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Visitation was from noon until 2 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, 1879 West 6th in Waldron, Arkansas, day of the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials may be sent to the Methodist Children's Home in Little Rock, Arkansas care of Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith AR 72901

The Waldron News
14 December 2011
JOHN B. GILCREASE

John B. Gilcrease, 63, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Little Rock, AR. John is survived by his wife Linda Gilcrease of the home; children John Paul Gilcrease, Karen Gonzales, and Stephanie Covarrubis; 6 grandchildren; brother James Gilcrease and wife Debbie; and sister Ann Duke and husband Jack. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
23 October 2002
CLARA BELL GILL

Clara Bell Gill, 88, of Booneville, Arkansas died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002 in an Ozark hospital. She was a homemaker, member and Sunday school teacher at Union Hope Baptist Church in Tate, AR and a member of the Home Demonstration Club. She was preceded in death by one son and two daughters, James Dwain Gill, Wilma Jo McBee and Martha Jane Gill. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR with burial at Taylor Cemetery in Tate, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. She is survived by her husband, James Arbert Gill of the home; one daughter, Mary Ann Taylor of Mulberry, AR; one son, Jerry Don Gill of Alma, AR; three sisters, Bertha Preston of Booneville, AR, Ruth Pierce of Reedley, CA and Dolly Skinner of Palmdale, CA; one brother, Robert Wilson of Jacksonville, AR; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bucky Brigance, Neal Preston, Dale, Delbert, Omer and Dr. R. Lane Wilson.

The Waldron News
26 November 2003
JAMES ARBERT GILL

James Arbert Gill, 93, of Alma, formerly of Tate Community in northern Scott County, died Friday, November 21, 2003 in Ozark. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a farmer. He was a member of the Union Hope Baptist Church at Tate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Bell Wilson Gill; a son, James Dewain Gill, two daughters, Wilma Jo Gill McBee and Martha Jane Gill. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2003 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Tate Cemetery in Tate, Arkansas. He is survived by a son, Jerry Don Gill of Kibler, a daughter, Mary Ann Gill Taylor of Mulberry; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Benny M. Brigance, Neal Preston, Todd Preston, Delbert Wilson, Omer Wilson and Dr. R. Lane Wilson.

The Waldron News
23 December 1998
OLEN GILLEAN

Olen Gillean, 80, of Heavener, died Dec. 15 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife Dora Gillean of Heavener; one son, Marvin Ricky Gillean of Waldron; four daughters, Mary Graham of Poteau, Martha Sprayberry of Heavener, Margie Gillean of Heavener, Marcia Gillean of Salisaw; one sister, Dorothy Gillean Lenard of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral service was Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Don Corbitt officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Joe Sprayberry, James Sprayberry, William Robertson, Nathan Graham, RobertMcInerney and Kirk Archey.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
LARRY WAYNE GILLESPIE

Larry Wayne Gillespie, 46, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 3, 2007 in his home. He attended Waldron Assembly of God Church. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Union Hill Cemetery at Union Hill, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Patsy and Richard McFarland of Waldron, AR, and his father Grady Gillespie of Fort Smith, AR.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
DOROTHY GILLEY

Dorothy Gilley, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 22, 2011 at her home. Dorothy is survived by two sons, Billy Sherrill, Timothy Sherrill and wife Phebe; five grandchildren, Nick Sherrill, Casandra Herrera, Georgia Sherrill, Christian Sherrill, Patience Sherrill; mother Iva Irons; five sisters, Doris Hendrickson, Kathy Weast, Brenda Harrison, Janice Harrison, Lisa Williams and one brother, Edward Irons. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Irons, four sisters, Joyce Weast, Annice Irons, Marie Rice, Peggy Sue Irons; two brothers, J.D. Irons and J.E. Irons. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Anthony Nick, Christian, Ridge, Dylan and Junior.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
LENA GILLEY

Oklahoma--Lena Marie Gilley, 56, of Pocola, Oklahoma died Friday, December 26, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a waitress. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 29, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three sons, Jay Gilley, David Gilley and Darrin Gilley all of Pocola, Oklahoma; one sister, Monica Hamilton of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Clopton of Huntington, Arkansas and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Barry Kilpatrick, Brent Alexander, Dan Vincent, Kendall Estes and Eric Hamilton.

The Waldron News
30 March 2005
BRENDA GILLIAM

Brenda Gilliam, 59, of Fort Smith died Friday, March 25, 2005 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a member of the Greenwood First Baptist Church, office manager for the Gilliam Agency, and co-owner of Gilliam Properties, Gilliam Express, Oak Creek Village and the Greenwood OTASCO Store. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the Greenwood First Baptist Church, with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Survivors are her husband, Gary Gilliam of the home; two sons, Kyle Gilliam and wife Jackie of Benton, AR and Blaine Gilliam and wife Laura of Greenwood; one brother, Paul Plummer and wife Reita of Waldron; parents, Denver and Pansy Plummer of Waldron; and five grandchildren, Grayson, Madison, Kirby, Grant and Lexie. Pallbearers were John Paul Walker, Charlie Miller, John Ray Williams, Clifton James, Bill Hutchinson and Greg Beshears. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Corbin, Bob Sunvee, Rick Keisman, Don Harrison and Daniel Robins. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center.

The Waldron News
23 June 1999
WILLIS MICHAEL (MIKE) GILLIAM

Willis Michael (Mike) Gilliam, 54, of Marlin, Tex., formerly of Waldron, died Sunday, June 13 in his home. He was a prison warden for Corrections Corporation of America, 32nd Degree Mason, and a member and deacon of Marlin First Baptist Church. A Masonic graveside service was held on Friday, June 18 with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; one daughter, Amanda Blaine Gilliam of Marlin, Tex; one son, Clifford Warren Gilliam of Marlin, Tex; two aunts: Claudia Morgan of Waldron and Joyce Leslie of Fort Smith; one uncle, Richard McLain of Parks; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Donny Meadow, Bernis Rogers, Gary Davis, Billy McPherson, Ted Welch and Don Ellis. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
26 November 2003
BOBBY GIMLIN

Waldron--Bobby Leon Gimlin, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, November 17, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired truck drive, a Vietnam veteran and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Friday, November 21, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gimlin of the home; one son, Bobby Joe and wife Susan Gimlin of Greenwood, Arkansas; one step son, Tim Lovell of Pocola, Oklahoma and three step grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tom Taylor, Bill Bates, Walter Buckles, Reyna Gassen, Ron Nelson and Erwin Sims.

The Waldron News
16 February 2011
GLEN D. GIMLIN

Glen D. Gimlin, 78, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Mena Regional Hospital. Glen is survived by two sisters, Oramae Davis and husband Louis of Yuma, Arizona, Helen Reynolds and husband Charles of Mena, Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Eunice Gimlin, one sister, Lucille Newman, one brother, Earl Gimlin. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Bush Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
14 November 2001
BETTY GIPSON

Betty Gipson (Granny) age 67 of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, November 7 in her home. She was born April 15, 1934 in Barber, Arkansas in the Pine Log community. Betty was the daughter of the late Ben and Etta Moore. She was preceded in death by one sister, Zetta Mae and four brothers, Oda, Worley, Loyd and Wesley Moore. Betty was a homemaker and retired from Rockmont. Betty is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Karen Gipson of Mansfield, two daughters, Judy Glover of Fort Smith and Brenda and her husband Ken Boggs of Greenwood. Other survivors are two sisters, Ruby Ferguson of San Fernando, California, Dora Montgomery of Fort Smith and one brother, Charles Moore of Mansfield. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Tonya and her husband Joe Kaelin of Fort Smith, Michael and Miranda Gipson of Mansfield and Matthew and Cassie Boggs of Greenwood, along with several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were at 10:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Pine Log Cemetery with John Thomas officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Michael Gipson, Joe Kaelin, Matthew Boggs, Randy Shackelford, David Thomas and Mike Gipson.

The Waldron News
9 January 2002
CHRISTOPHER AUSTIN GISH

Christopher Austin Gish of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, January 3, 2002 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was the infant son of Christopher Gish and Katherine Nicole Callaway. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2002 at Woodlawn Memorial Chapel with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, Christopher Gish and Katherine Nicole Callaway; paternal grandparents, Elaine Williams of Hartford, AR; David and Sherry Gish of Midland, AR; Mark Oliver of Waldron, AR and Karen Gordon of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; one sister, April Callaway of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Michael David Gish of Abbott, AR, Thomas Gish of Abbott, AR and Kelsie Gish of Waldron, AR.

Scott County Times
18 September 2002
JEFFREY SCOTT GISH

Mansfield--Funeral services for Jeffrey Scott Gish, infant son of Christopher Gish and Katherine Nicole Callaway were held Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 10 am at Woodlawn Memorial Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Jeffrey died Thursday, September 12, 2002 in Fort Smith. In addition to his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Elaine Williams of Mansfield and David and Sherry Gish of Midland; his maternal grandparents, Mark Oliver of Waldron and Karen Gordon of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; two sisters, April Calloway and Kelsie Gish both of Waldron; and tw brothers, David Gish and Thomas Gish both of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
14 August 2002
ROSA ELLEN GIST

Rosa Ellen Gist, age 102, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2002 in Mena. She was born April 15, 1900 in Boles, Arkansas to the late Francis M. Gibson and the late Mary Jane Sumpter. She was united in marriage to Lewis Gist. Mrs. Gist lived in Scott County in the Y-City and Boles area for 50 years and lived in Mena for 52 years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mena. Mrs. Gist was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Stovall of Mena, Arkansas; one grandson, Daryl Cole of Mena, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons, William Lanvie Gist and Van Don Gist, her sisters Sada Hall, Frona Keener, and Oma Turner, and her brother Willie Gibson. Graveside services were Saturday, August 10, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Chant Cemetery with Brother Billy John Bates officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
BETTY JO GOBER

Betty Jo Gober, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas answered the call to heaven on Friday, June 8, 2007 at St. Vincent's Hospital. Born August 24, 1929 in Oklahoma and raised in Pike City, Arkansas. She was a retired Safeway employee, member of the UFCW and a member of the Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. She was renowned for her charitable spirit and unconditional love. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Pastor Mike Galinato officiating. Secondary funeral services to be held at the Redfield Missionary Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. in Redfield, Arkansas with Pastor Micah Deaton officiating with interment in the Redfield Cemetery with Pastor Grady May officiating under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Leenita Sue Gober; parents, Alfred and Mable Crutchfield; sister, June Thomas and brother, Poe Crutchfield. She is survived by her her husband of 49 years, John Gober; three daughters, Brenda and husband Sam Tipton of Little Rock, AR, Donna and husband Velton French of Benbrook, TX and Becky Gober of the home; with two raised grandson, John David and wife Tammy Simpson of Fort Worth, TX, Jonathan Keith Gober and partner Mark Norwine of Little Rock, AR; five additional grandchildren, Troup Bryant, Dane Reed, Douglas French, Kyle Tipson and Annette San Felepe; 15 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a multitude of beloved nices, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Keith Wright, Mike Wright, Thomas Boggas, Joe Wigdon, Gerald Ennis, Brayar Parson, Mac Lee and Ted Johnston. Pallbearers in Redfield were Dennis May, Rob Wilson, Donald Norton, John Vales, Donald Sontag, Wade Hall, Bubba Polk and J.W. Nichols.

The Waldron News
4 August 2010
JOHN LEWIS "BIG JOHN" GOBER

John Lewis "Big John" Gober, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, July 31, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. John was born in Redfield, Arkansas on February 20, 1930 to the late Rev. Gideon Jackson Gober and Rosa (Bateman) Gober. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on October 14, 1954 and was awarded the following service ribbons, National Defense, China, Good Conduct, United Nations and Korean Service. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, NRA and Farm Bureau. He was a retired sheet rock hanger and farm-ranch owner. John is survived by one daughter Becky Ann Gober of Waldron, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Brenda Kay Wilson Tipson and husband Sam of Little Rock, Arkansas, Donna Lynn Wilson French and husband Velton of Benbrook, Texas; four grandchildren, Troop Benton Bryant of Conway, Arkansas, John David Simpson of Waldron, Arkansas, Robert Dane Reed and wife Holly of Whitehall, Arkansas, and Jonathan Keith Gober and partner Mark Norwine of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Gober; one daughter, Leenita Sue Gober Cothran; two sisters, Madgeline Gober Harper and Anna Sue Gober Tornow. John's funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Hertigage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Jordon officiating. A second funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the Redfield Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Micah Deaton officiating. Interment will follow in the Redfield Cemetery with military honors in Redfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers in Waldron will be Thomas Boggus, Ted Johnston, Joe Wigdon, Mike Wright, Brian Parsons and Mack Lee. Pallbearers in Redfield will be Robert Crossett, Wade Hall, Brian Parsons, Mike Wright, Johnny (Bubba) Polk and Eddie Sandifer. Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Wright. John's visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
19 March 2003
BILLY GODDARD

Billy Mack Goddard, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 12, in his home. He was a retired cattle rancher, a Baptist, a veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 14, at Bush Church with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his companion, Francis Hunt; one step-daughter, Becky Howard of Fort Smith; two step-sons, Wilburn Hunt of Waldron and Harold Hunt of Needmore, Arkansas; two brothers, Valton Goddard of Waldron and Jim Bell Goddard of Bakersfield, California; eight step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
3 December 2003
CLETA GODDARD

Cleta Mae Goddard, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 25, in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of First Pentecostal Church of Sanger, CA and widow of Clifton Goddard. She is preceded in death by daughter, Judith Haywood & son Jonathan Goddard. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 29 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by four daughters, Donna Ono of Miliani, HI, Patrice Goddard of Honolula, HI, Barbara Hulsey of Waldron and Kerry Payne of Merced, CA; two sons, David Goddard of Abbott and Joel Goddard of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
30 August 2000
JONATHAN GODDARD

Jonathan Paul Goddard, 43, of Waldron died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the Sanger Pentecostal Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Goddard and a sister Judy Haywood. A memorial service will be at a later date. He was survived by one daughter, Jennifer Kitt of Visalia, California; one son, Jason Goddard of Avenal, California; his mother, Cleta Goddard of Waldron; four sisters, Barbara Hulsey of Waldron, Kerry Payne of Merced, California, Donna Ono of Mililant, Hawaii, and Patricia Goddard of Waikiki Hawaii; two brothers, Joel Goddard of Waldron and David Goddard of Abbot; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Jerry Kitt.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
JONATHAN GODDARD

There will be a graveside memorial service at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 21, 2000 at Bush Cemetery for Jonathan Paul Goddard who passed away on August 22, 2000.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
R. WILTA GODDARD

R. Wilta Goddard, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 21, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bush Community Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bush Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by four daughters, Joann Johnson of Waldron, AR, Robbie Wright of Waldron, AR, Doris Houston of Waldron, AR and Sally Szabo of Springfield, MO; 11 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; four sisters, Eloise Stowe and Wilma Robertson both of California, Rosalie Johnson and Ruth Herrin both of Florida; one brother, Willie Johnson of Prescott, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Goddard; a son, Jackie Goddard; her parents and a brother. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Richard Wright, Terry Wright, Danny Houston, Jarrod Houston and Mike Houston.

The Waldron News
9 September 1998
VERNA MAE GODDARD

Verna Mae Goddard, of Waldron, died Saturday, September 5, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a Methodist and a retired cook in a restaurant. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery south of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Sisson, of Siloam Springs; two sons: Kenneth McKiski, of Rockford, Illinois and Dennis McKiski, of Waldron; six sisters: Betty Rhoads, of La Canton, Florida., Bernice Tessmar, of Belvidere, Illinois, Joann Small, of Cherry Valley, Florida., Margie Bloise, of Roscoe, Illinois, Mary Braun, of Belvidere, Illinois, Patricia Tierman, of Wauconda, Illinois; eight brothers: Lyn Love, of Belvidere, Ill., Kenneth Love, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Walter Love, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Robert Love, of Hesperia, California, Jack Love, of Venice, Florida., George Love, of Beloit, Wisconsin., James Love, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, and Lyn Love, of Haines City, Florida.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
31 October 2012
VOLTON GODDARD

Volton Goddard of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Volton was born July 6, 1923 to Jim Bell Goddard and Mary Lou (Warren) Goddard in the Bush community near Waldron, Arkansas. Volton was 89 years, 3 months and 19 days old. In 1943 Volton joined the United States Army. He proudly served in the Infantry Division until 1946. While in the Army he received two Bronze Stars. After his tenure in the military, he married the love of his life, Bernice. Together, Volton and Bernice raised their children and became grandparents. Volton was devoted to his family and loved each and every one of them. H was very proud to be a grandpa. Volton leaves behind to cherish his memory, his bride of 61 years, Bernice Flynn Goddard of the home, four sons, Ronald Lee & wife Libby of Waldron, Arkansas, Danny Ray & wife Sherry of Booneville, Arkansas, Johnny Leon of Waldron, Arkansas and Larry James & wife Tracy of Tontitown, Arkansas, and one daughter, Patricia Lynn Hall & husband Jimmy of Waldron, Arkansas. Poppaw will forever be missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tracy & Jack Williams, Jennifer & Kevin Adams, Nathan & Lindsey Goddard, Jessica & Jesse Plummer, Jered & Keely Goddard, Matthew & Colleen Goddard, Deven Goddard, Whitney Weaver, Sidney Duerr, Kelsey Adams, Ethen Adams, Trey Williams, Braden Williams & Madison Goddard. Volton will also be missed by many friends and loved ones. Volton is preceded in death by his parents, Jim Bell and Mary Goddard and two brothers, Billy Mack and Jimmy Dale Goddard. Volton's life celebration will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with the Rev. Robert Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Volton's pallbearers will be Nathan Goddard, Jered Goddard, Matthew Goddard, Deven Goddard, Jack Williams, Trey Williams, Jim Hall, Kevin Adams, Jesse Plummer and Jerry Bottoms. Volton's visitation will be Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 August 2010
JAMES GODFREY

James R. Godfrey, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his home in Waldron, Arkansas. James was born January 17, 1943 at Parks, Arkansas to William Sam Godfrey and Nora Mae (Hawkins) Godfrey. He is survived by two sons, Steve Godfrey of Waldron, Arkansas, James Wesley Godfrey of Russellville, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Steven and Chase Godfrey; mother, Nora Helton of Greenwood, Arkansas; one sister, Kathy Vaughn of Greenwood, Arkansas; three brothers, Johnny Godfrey of Waldron, Arkansas, Randy Godfrey of Greenwood, Arkansas, and William Godfrey of California. James was preceded in death by his father, William Sam Godfrey; two sisters, Louise Murray,Lucille Watkins; two brothers, William E. Godfrey and Danny Godfrey. James' memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Julie Wells officiating. Interment was in the Hawkins Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.
Scott County Times
25 July 2001
AARON GODWIN

Aaron Bradley Godwin, 12, of Mansfield died Monday, July 16, 2001 near Mansfield. He was a student at Mansfield School and a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial following at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery near Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Stuart Godwin of Mansfield; his maternal grandparents, Martha and Jerry Webb of Hackett, Arkansas and John Claypool of Boles, Arkansas; his paternal grandparents, Peggy and Sam Godwin of Mansfield; his maternal great-grandmother, Madge Roberts of Booneville, Arkansas; his paternal great-grandfather, Wayne Gardenhire of Mansfield; and two brothers, Nathan Ryan Godwin and Blake Mikel Godwin both of the home. Pallbearers were Brooks Godwin, Levi Godwin, Chris Godwin, Bruce Pyles, Shannon Ruth, Billy Shivley and Chris Smith.

Scott County Times
26 October 2005
AVA GOEBEL

Ava Rose Goebel, age 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, October 23, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Scantling and husband Vernon Scantling, Jr. of Waldron; one step daughter, Mary Ann Schoate of Alaska; three grandchildren, Angelena Stacey of Praguce, Oklahoma, Amanda Lyons of Waldron and Vernon Scantling III of Waldron. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Scantling, Bobby Jack Scantling, Johnny Ray Scantling, James Stacey, Jeremy Lyons and Vernon Scantling III. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Vaughn and Tuscon Arz.

The Waldron News
21 February 2001
BELLE GOFF

Belle Goff, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, February 18, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired nurses aide, a member of Holiness Revival Center and the widow of the late Foy Goff. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Ernie & Ann of Waldron, Danny & Kathy of Poteau, OK, Ron & Sandy of New Boston, TX, Jerry Goff of Waldron, and Terry & Cherie of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Virginia Ward of Waldron and Nell Faria of Turlock, CA; three brothers, John Smith of Waldron, Millard Smith of Sugar Grove, AR and Max Smith of Waldron; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 July 2006
MARTHA GOFF

Martha Lillian Goff, 81, of Booneville died Thursday, July 6, 2006 in Little Rock. She was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Waldron. She was a homemaker, a member of VFW Auxillary in Booneville and the widow of Benjamin Goff. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Widener of Havana; a son, Ben Goff of Fort Smith; two sisters, Ella Harvill of Pine Bluff and Lorene Davis of Waldron; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her nephews.

The Waldron News
16 September 2009
RODGER GOFF

Rodger Goff of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2009 in his home. Rodger was survived by one son, Rodger Goff of Waldron, Arkansas. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Freedom Cemetery. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
JERRY GOINES

Jerry Goines, 68, of Mansfield died Friday, June 15, 2001 in a Van Buren nursing home. He was a retired construction worker and veteran of the Korean War. Graveside services were held at 2 pm June 16, 2001 at Slate Cemetery in Mansfield with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, Richard Goines of Tulsa; two sisters, Ruby McClusky of Black Canyon, Arizona and Charm Ray of Florida; three brothers, E.J. Goines of Witcherville, Bill of Clear Lake, California and Perry Goines of Uniontown, Arkansas; and 5 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
25 November 1998
REUBEN T. GOLDEN

Reuben T. Golden, 76, of Sun Valley, California., formerly of Mansfield died Nov. 14, 1998 in Panorama, California. He was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad and was of the Jewish faith. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Nov. 19, at Coop Prairie Cemetery with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Golden of Long Beach, California; one daughter, Linda McConoughy of Long Beach, California; two sons, Elton Golden of Tujunga, California, David Golden of Quatz Hill, California; one brother, Paul Golden of Desert Hot Springs, California.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
GARY D. GOODWIN

Gary Goodwin was born in Waldron, Arkansas on January 24, 1955. He was a resident of Fresno for 40 years and worked as a Social Worker in Fresno for ten years, five of which were with Westcare. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Goodwin of Fresno; sons, Justin and Christopher Neil of Fresno; father and mother, Jack and Norma Cockrall of Fresno; and brothers, Jerry Goodwin of Fresno and John Cockrall of Madera. A funeral service was at Yost & Webb Chapel on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. (Died at Fresno, California on December 23, 2005.)

The Waldron News
8 April 1998
NOEL DUNCAN GOODWIN

Noel Duncan Goodwin, 85, of Parks died Sunday, April 5, 1998 in his home. He was a farmer, a veteran of W.W.II and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 in Cedar Creek Community Church with burial at Parks Cemetery. Survivors include three nieces: Paula Smalling, of Parks, Johnnie Railey, of Rudy and Wanda Kenney, of Mulberry; two nephews: Ralph Bobbitt, of Hartford and Robert Bobbitt, of Houston, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ralph Bobbitt, Adam Bobbitt, Rusty Smalling, Steve Smalling, John Laird and Jim Laird. Honorary pallbearers were John McCraw, Fuell McCraw, Dub Smalling, Darrell Smalling, Danny Smalling and Dick Buck. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 May 2008
GEORGIANA McCAFFERTY GOOLSBY

Georgina McCafferty Goolsby passed away April 27, 2008 in Stockton, California. She was a native of Parks, Arkansas and was born July 2, 1925 to Elwell and Lois Anderson McCafferty. She was a homemaker and a Christian. Goolsby is survived by four sons, James, William, Lloyd and Earl and their respective families, all of California and one sister, Joy Holleman of Parks, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Glen, one sister, Lois Denman, and four brothers, Robert Anderson McCafferty, Joe McCafferty, Elwyn McCafferty and David Sutton. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 1, at 12:00 noon at the Michigan Heights Baptist Church followed by private burial in Stockton. Memorials may be made to either Duncan or Monroe Cemeteris' funds in care of Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
19 January 2005
KEVIN GOOLSBY

Kevin Knox Goolsby, age 23, of Waldron died Saturday, January 15, 2005 near Waldron. He was born December 20, 1981 in Fort Smith. He is a graduate of Waldron High School in 2000, a graduate of N.A.D.C. Automotive School and an automotive technician for J. Pauley Toyota. He is survived by his parents, Tony and Debra Goolsby of Waldron; grandmother, Rosamond Osborn of Waldron; one sister, Jenny Huffmaster of Van Buren, Arkansas; one brother, Anthony Goolsby of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three nieces, Emily Goolsby, Katy Huffmaster, Amy Huffmaster and one nephew, Chandler Goolsby. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 20, 2005 with burial at Center Point Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Huffmaster, Erik Williams, Casey Lunsford, Albert Popp, Johnny Davis, Sr. and Brian Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Perez, Homer Perez and Kyle Goolsby.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
WILLIAM "GLEN" GOOLSBY

William "Glen" Goolsby, 73, of Stockton, California, formerly of Parks died January 22, 1998 in Stockton, California. Funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 1998 in Cherokee Memorial Park Evergreen Chapel with burial at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, California. Survivors include his wife, Georgina Goolsby, of Stockton, California; four sons: James Goolsby, of Seal Beach, California, William Goolsby and Loyd Goolsby, both of Stockton, California and Earl Goolsby, of Manteca, Calif.; two brothers: Herrell Goolsby, of Penn Grove, California and George Goolsby, of Cameron Park, California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home of Stockton, California was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
19 July 2000
BERTHA MAE GORDON

Bertha Mae Gordon, 73, of Harvey, Arkansas died Sunday, July 16, 2000 in a Danville hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Gravelly Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 am Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at the Gravelly Methodist Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Bertha is survived by her husband, R.R. Gordon of the home, one sister, Sarah Jo McAnnally of Megargel, Texas; two brothers, Robert Benton Anderson, Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Mack Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were David Anderson, Bradley Pickens, Rod Rupe, Joe Pickens, Roy Lee Austin and Spence Allen.

Scott County Times
3 April 2002
ROZIER GORDON

Rozier Riggs Gordon, 89, of Harvey, Arkansas died Friday, March 29, 2002 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He was a farmer, a member of Gravelly Methodist Church and widower of Bertha Gordon. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, April 1, 2002 at Gravelly Methodist Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one sister, Ila Pearl Carpenter of Waterloo, Arkansas; one brother, Luther Dillard Gordon of Texarkana, Arkansas; one nephew, Danny Riggs Gordon of Texarkana, Arkansas; one niece, Alice Bennett of W. Monroe, Louisiana. Pallbearers were Jim Roberson, Roy Lee Austin, Rod Rupe, David Anderson, Spencer Allen and Allen Ray Austin.

Scott County Times
19 May 2004
RYAN FAITH GORMAN

Ryan Faith Gorman, infant daughter of Nathan and Monique Cook Gorman of Waldron died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She is survived by her parents, Nathan and Monique Gorman of Waldron; one sister, Lauren Hart Gorman, Waldron; paternal grandparents, Leslie and Sharee Gorman of Danville; maternal grandparents, Barbara Cook and Dennis Cook both of Portland, Oregon; and extended grandparents, Gary and Sandra Garner of Danville. Graveside services were held Monday, May 17, 2004, 2:00 pm at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas. Arrangements made under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
16 March 2005
JAMIE GOSSETT

Jamie Gossett, 26, of Boles, Arkansas died Friday, March 11, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was a loader operator and loved camping and fishing. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Julie Gossett; three daughters, Rachel Anne Gossett of Idaho, Ashleon Lenay Gossett and December Rose Gossett, both of Boles; parents Karen Gossett of Boles and Roger Gossett of Waldron; paternal grandparents, Mary Gossett of Waldron; maternal grandparents, Joyce Curtis of Boles and Paul Cheshire of Sterling, Illinois; two sisters, Keesha and Lael Gossett of Waldron; two brothers, Doug Gossett of Waldron and Evan Garland of Boles.

The Waldron News
4 May 2011
JONATHAN DOUGLAS GOSSETT

Jonathan Douglas Gossett, 22, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, April 27, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. Jonathan was born December 4, 1988 in Waldron, Arkansas to Douglas Roger and Teresa Gaye (Lunsford) Gossett. He was a mechanic. Jonathan is survived b his parents, Roger and Teresa Gossett of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Keesha Gossett of Waldron, Arkansas, Lael Holt of Waldron, Arkansas; three nieces, Ashy Gossett, December Gossett, Rachel Crisler; four nephews, Joshua and Jace Himes, Hayden and Aaron Holt and maternal grandfather, Charles Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jamie Gossett. Jonathan's family will hold a private family memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jonathan's visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
LENNY JEAN GOSSETT

Lenny Jean Gossett, 55, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by husband Gerald Gossett of Huntington, Arkansas, mother and father F.H. Powell and Nova Davis of Huntington, Arkansas, sister Debbie Brooks and husband Ricky of Fort Smith, Arkansas, sons Jerry Gossett, Terry Gossett, Eric Gossett, daughter Tyann Klem, eight grandchildren, Desiree Gossett, Lauren Gossett, Sabrina Gossett, Jerry Gossett, Jr., Daulton Gossett, Ayden Gossett, Megan Gossett and Derrick Gossett all of Huntington, Arkansas. Funeral Service was 2:00 pm Thursday, January 22, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas with interment at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Ricky Brooks, Ricky Brooks, Jr., Trent Holley, Keith Moore, Robert Klem and William Walker.

The Waldron News
2 April 2008
MARY GRETTLE GOSSETT

Mary Grettle Gossett, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Mary was a member of Assembly of God Church, and has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. We will dearly miss our Mother. Our loving mother is survived by her seven daughters, Brenda Smith of Lavaca, Sherry Schmit of Magazine, Peggy Butler of Waldron, Virginia Black of Waldron, Joyce Brothers of Waldron, Debra Gearldine Stokes of Van Buren and Norma Lee of Hot Springs; two sons, Roger Gossett of Waldron and Gerald Gossett of Huntington, along with 25 grandchildren, 50 great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; four brothers, Johnny Mize, Robert Mize, Jimmy Mize and Devon Mize all of Waldron; three sisters, Wilma Jean Starr, Mildred Hopper both of Waldron and Gretha Cameron of Lake City. Funeral service was at Waldron Assembly of God Church on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Winberry, Billy Gossett, Daniel Butler, Mitchell Gossett, Doug Gossett and Jarrod Holt.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
IRENE GRAHAM

Irene Graham, 81, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Alliene and George "Skip" Harrod of Waldron; one son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Bobbie Graham of Waldron; one sister, Katherine Billings of Waldron; 4 grandchildren, Carleva James, Chris, Clinton and Carlton Graham, and 5 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were C.H. Woodall, David Jones, Charles Maxwell, Coy Butler, Donnie Shaddon and Eddie Swisher. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Maxwell, M.C. Yandell, Doice Preston and Curtis Billings.

The Waldron News
3 July 2013
JAMES MARTIN GRAHAM

James Martin Graham, better known as Jimmy, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born April 7, 1959 to Johnny Ray Graham and Joan (Rice) Graham in Redlands, California. Jimmy was 54 years, 2 months and 23 days old. Jimmy attended Unity Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. As a young man, Jimmy married the love of his life, Lisa. Together they spent 35 years and raised two wonderful children and enjoyed their grandchildren. When Jimmy wasn't working, enjoyed turkey hunting and fishing. He just loved to be out in nature. At retirement in September of 2012, Jimmy held the position of Area Maintenance Supervisor. He had worked for Arkansas State Hwy. & Transportation Dept. for 33 years. Jimmy was a good ol' boy that enjoyed his friends and could be counted on for anything. He loved his family and his most treasure memories was the time he spent with them. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his love, his wife Lisa of the home; two daughters, Jessica Butler and husband Daniel of Waldron, Arkansas and Lori Kelley and husband Jasper of Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy is also survived by his mother, Joan Hutchens and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Terrina Lawson of Jenny Lind, Arkansas and Carrie Hattabaugh and husband James of Boothe, Arkansas; mother in law, Imogene Slagle and husband Bob of Y-City, Arkansas and father in law, Lloyd Odean Graham of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will be forever missed by two grandchildren, Bryna Danielle Butler and Connor Lee Butler. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Graham; grandparents, Clyde & Katherine Graham and Carl & Louise Rice. Jimmy's life celebration will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Mike Dugan and Ray Jett officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy's pallbearers will be Brad McCurry, Larry Lovett, Brian Parsons, Freddie Ridenhour, JD Newberry, Rusty Craig, Gerald Ennis and Jack Yancey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Arkansas State Highway Dept. Jimmy's visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 January 2003
LESTER H. GRAHAM

Lester H. Graham, age 85, of Arizona City, Arizona, formerly of Waldron died Monday, January 13, 2003 in an Arizona hospital. He was a licensed pilot, owner of a RV and used car lot, truck driver, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was also a Mason. He is survived by his wife, Vera of the home; two sons, Ronnie of Iowa and Jerry Dan of Dyer, Arkansas; one daughter, Janell Lamb of Hemit, CA; two sisters, Evelyn Horne of Ft. Smith, AR and Bevie Moore of Van Buren, AR; one brother, Odean Graham of Waldron, AR; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
11 September 2013
LLOYD ODEAN GRAHAM

Lloyd Odean Graham of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, September 6, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Odean was born March 15, 1932 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to Cohen Graham and Floye (Woodard) Graham. Odean was 81 years, 5 months and 22 days old. Odean was a man of many talents. He was a mechanic, welder, construction worker, coal miner and pulp wooder. At one time he even owned and operated a service station and tire shop. After retirement, he enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, hunting, fishing and camping. His favorite past time was going to deer camp with family and friends. Odean leaves behind to cherish his memory, four daughters, Elaine Godfrey, Patti Brown, and Lisa Graham all of Waldron, Arkansas and Rhonda Hooper and husband Kennith D. Hooper Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Odean will forever be missed by nine grandchildren: Jeffery Godfrey of Greenwood, Arkansas, Greg Godfrey, Teresa Hardin, Crystal Scott, Jessica Butler and Lori Kelley all of Waldron, Arkansas, Sony Godfrey of Stigler, Oklahoma, O.J. Hooper and Dewayne Hooper of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Odean will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Odean is preceded in death by his parents, Cohen and Floye Graham, two sisters, Evelyn Horn and Beuie Moore, one brother, Lester Graham and one son in law, Jimmy Graham. A private interment service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
27 August 2003
OCTA LEE BAILES GRAHAM

Freedom--Octa Lee Bailes Graham, age 83, departed this earth for her Heavenly home on August 23, 2003. She was a homemaker and wife of Erving Graham who preceded her in death. Octa was born October 7, 1919 to Henry and Octa Bailes in Elaine, Arkansas. She married Erving in 1944, moving from Little Rock to live in Freedom, Arkansas where she and Erving were blessed with three children, Betty, James and a special child from God, Johnny. She was a wonderful mother and loved her family deeply along with her extended church family. She worked diligently in the Lord's work and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church where she served in many different roles for the church for over fifty years. She leaves behind a loving family that cherished and loved her deeply. Betty Newell and husband Walter of Roland, Oklahoma, James and wife Clydella (CB) Graham of Fort Smith and Johnny of the home. Grandchildren Deanna Bishop, Aaron and Daniel Newell, Jamie Dickson; step-grandchildren, Dee Newell, Granada Banta, Lynde Newell, Larry (Buddy) Peugh, Emmy Emerson and sixteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many loving friends. The funeral will be held at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church, Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 2 pm with burial at the Freedom Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edmond Brewer, Sonny Tuck, Bobby Bonds, Jerald Hattabaugh, Sam Harwell and Jerry Don Hattabaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Arvil "Buddy" Smith, Ed Hines, Lloyd Hattabaugh, Tom Smith and Earnest "Earnie" Gleason. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
13 February 2013
JAMES "JIM" C. GRAMMER

James "Jim" C. Grammer, 85, of Boles, AR died January 13, 2013 in Tomball Hospital in Texas. Born on January 2, 1928 to Dexter T. Grammer and Erie Wallace Grammer in Jourdanton, TX. He married Alberta Wolke on June 23, 1946 in Jourdanton, TX. They had three children: James (Betty) of Houston, Tex, Kathy of Greer's Ferry, AR and Aaron (Erin) of Boles, AR. After Alberta's death, James married Nemo Woodard on May 26, 1990 in Booneville, AR. Surviving siblings are a brother, John Thomas (Shirley) of La Vernia, TX and sister, Doris of San Antonio, TX. James had 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Scott County Times
13 April 2005
NEMO GRAMMER

Nemo Woodard Grammer of Booneville passed away April 9, 2005 in her home. Nemo was born July 1, 1938 in Waltreak, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Woodard and Myrtle Wigley Woodard and by her beloved step-mom, Lottie Woodard. Services was held on Wednesday, April 13, at 2:00 pm in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial immediately following at Square Rock Cemetery north of Waldron. Conducting the funeral service was Rev. Dennis Horn and Rev. Herman Woodard. Singing was by Sandy Pyles. She is survived by her husband James C. Grammer of the home, two sons, James C. Grammer of Houston, Texas and Aaron L. Grammer of Clute, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Carding of Clute, Texas; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Metcalf, Henry Metcalf, Jamie Woodard, Mike Woodard, Michael Allen Woodard and Vestal Hutchens. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329.

The Waldron News
7 May 2008
GERTRUDE GRAVES

Gertrude Graves, 96, of Abbott, Arkansas passed awy Monday, May 5, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of Dayton Church of Christ and a life long resident of Abbott, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Gantt and husband Leland Gantt of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Lonnie Ray Graves and wife Anna Lou Graves; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Coop Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons. Officiating the service was Larry Bridges.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
LONNIE (RAY) GRAVES

Lonnie (Ray) Graves, 75, of Huntington, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, January 14, 2011 in his home. Lonnie was born April 24, 1935 in Cameron, Oklahoma to the late Thurman Ray Graves and Gertrude (Payne) Graves. Before he became disabled he served in the U.S. Army from June 1956 to 1958. He worked for the DeSota Furniture Factory in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He also enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Anna Lou (Harp) Graves of the home; one son Doug Graves and wife Janie of Mansfield, Arkansas; two daughters, Holly Creel and husband Jackie of Lavaca, Arkansas, Glenda Hurt and husband Neil of Huntington, Arkansas; one sister Charlotte Gantt and husband Leland of Fort Smith, Arkansas; six grandchildren Jason, Tony and Curtis Palmer, Jeremy Graves, Meagan Graves and Auburn West; 6 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Kyla, Sierra and Kynleigh Palmer, Alexis and Lance Graves, and one nephew Steve Shackleford. Lonnie's funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Elton Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Roger Lewis, Chad Thompson, Jason Thompson, Donald Williams, Mike Blythe and Mike Carson. Honorary pallbearers were Carol Slate, Johnnie Harp, Hershel Williams and Chad Grouse.

Scott County Times
25 February 2004
MARGARET POE REAGON GRAVES

Tesas--Margaret Poe Reagon Graves, 96, of Kemp, Texas went to be with her Lord February 3, 2004. Services were held on Friday, February 6, 2004 at the Church of Promise in Tool, Texas with the Rev. L.H. Manning officiating and Rev. Gary Wright assisting. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery in Bayette, Texas. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Charles Collins, John Morgan, Randall Morgan, Jeff Morgan, Mike Morgan, Jay McLain, Ralph Blount and Jerry Combs. Mrs. Graves was born in Sagerton, Texas on October 14, 1907. She resided most of her life in Kerens, Texas moving to Kemp in 1989. She attended Aley Baptist Church in Tool, Texas and was a member ther. She was preceded in death by her husbands Charlie Reagon and Johnny Graves, her granddaughter Lana Collins and a great grandson, Russell Mattix. She is survived by daughter Helen Ritter of Kemp, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Janelle and Richard McLain of Waldron, Arkansas; son, Chester Reagon of Mexia, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, twenty-five great-great grandchildren and a numer of nieces and nephews. Pachal Funeral Home, Kerens, Texas.

The Waldron News
1 November 2006
I.T. "BUDDY" GRAY

I.T. "Buddy" Gray, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 29, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Waldron First United Methodist Church, a 1938 graduate of Waldron High School, attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville before a career with Kansas City Southern Railroad as a brakeman and an engineer, a businessman with diverse business ventures, including First Supermarket in Scott County, first boat dock and resort on Lake Ouachita, a cattle rancher, served on the Waldron School Board from 1975 to 1987, and a variety of civic organizations. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lea Hansard Gray of the home; eight children, Lois Charlene Wade and husband Jerry of Hackett, Arkansas, Tommy Gene Gray and wife Nancy of Norman, OK, Rose Ann Elizabeth Minor of Mt. Ida, AR, Tina Annette Holmes and husband Leonard of Waldron, AR, Michael Anthony Gray and wife Sheila of Round Rock, TX, Jada Lea Gray of Sheridan, AR, Torin Gray and wife Angie of Benton, AR, Lael Linan Lynch and husband Samuel of Springdale, AR; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Roderick of Houston, TX. Pallbearers were Billy Taylor, Alton Epperson, Robert Newman, Robert Hunt, Gary Ashford and Larry Charles Rice.

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
JIMMY DAIN GRAY

Jimmy Dain Gray, 75, of Abbott passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in a local hospital. He was a self-employed Intrumentation Technician. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jerry Gray and one sister, Carol Schuster. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Minnie Kathryn Gray; two sons, James William Gray and his wife Brenda of Friendswood, TX, Jeffrey Charles Gray and his wife Tammie of Greenwood, AR; two daughters, Dana Kathryn Khilling and her husband Charles of Witcherville, AR, Pamela Diane Troutt and her husband Mark of Oologah, OK; two sisters, Barbara Gray of Littleton, CO, Kaye Johnston of Quitman, AR; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date on the family farm.

The Waldron News
24 June 1998
L. HELEN GRAY

L. Helen Gray, of Waldron, died in her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 25, 1920 in Charleston, Arkansas. She is the mother of Lois Wade, of Greenwood, Tommy Gray, of Norman, Oklahoma, Rose Ann Minor, of Benton and Tina Holmes, of Waldron. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Ray Rawlings and Neale (Bud) Rawlings, of St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a retired secretary of the Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Friday, June 19, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church in Waldron with interment in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
3 November 1999
SALLY GRAY

Sally Gray, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Jehovah's Witness faith. She is survived by one daughter, Olive Kalpakoff of Boles, Arkansas; one son, Charles Gray of Loveland, Colorado; three grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 1, 1999 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Waldron with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
16 December 2009
SHERRON KAYE GRAY

Sherron Kaye Gray, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Sherron is survived by two sons, Robert Hinchee and wife Marsha of Muse, Oklahoma, Danny Hinchee of Bates, Arkansas; two daughters, Valarie Mayhew and husband Michael of Sanger, Texas, Kenya Stafford and husband Troy of Bates, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Kristen Mayhew and Valena Hinchee, three grandsons, Robby Hinchee, Tyler Stafford, Trace Hinchee. Sherron is also survived by two brothers, Billy Jo Cope, Eddie Ray Cope and one sister, Veema Henderson. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at New Beginnings Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Free officiating and interment in the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
6 March 2013
THOMAS GENE GRAY

Thomas Gene Gray was born at home October 29, 1943 in Heavener, Oklahoma. He was an exceptionally wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Tom was raised in Waldron, Arkansas. There he developed a strong work ethic by working for family businesses from a very young age. These businesses included a grocery store, a Dairy Zest and a boat dock and restaurant on Lake Ouachita. He was a Boy Scout and was extremely athletic. He played varsity basketball and was the quarterback of the Waldron Bulldogs. Tom was respected, loved, loyal and known as an honorable man. Tom met his true love, Nancy Raney from Booneville, Arkansas in high school. They were married in 1962 and were happily married for over 50 years. Tom graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Finance in 1965. They then moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where he successfully completed a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1967. While earning his MBA, he worked as a business consultant for the Oklahoma Economic Development Foundation. As a result, he bought into one of these businesses, Omeco, Inc., which in turn initiated his love for entrepreneurialism. Tom acquired his real estate broker's license and partnered in and developed several properties in Norman, including The Trails Golf Club, Prairie Creek housing addition and others. His most exciting entrepreneurial business was Midwest Pacific Resources Corporation, a railroad contracting business developed in 1985, operating out of Spokane, Washington. This proved to be a long-running successful partnership with Burlington Northern Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad and Montana Rail Link. It was during these years, Tom, Nancy and family spent much time traveling the Pacific Northwest. There Tom pursued some of his favorite hobbies of fly-fishing and snow skiing in Montana and Idaho. Tom never fully retired because he enjoyed working. His latest ventures included investments in new home construction with his son, Ben, and operating G&G Cattle Company with his son-in-law, Fred. He enjoyed the challenge of conquering these new businesses and spent many hours bulldozing making land improvements on one of his properties in Konawa, Oklahoma. His childrenJayne, Kristan and Ben, have always been actively involved in the various family businesses. Tom's passions were his family and doing the work of the Lord. Tom was raised a Methodist and grew up learning the old hymns as his Mema Gray played the church piano. Tom was instrumental in the formation and construction of Riverside Church where he served as a deacon for many years and in the building projects of other churches. He had a very tender spirit and was easily touched by those in need. He often helped those who approached him at various locations and would ask if they knew Jesus. Tom was an exceptionally hard worker and played even harder. He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, golf, snow and water skiing, basketball, etc. His favorite places on earch were Lake Ouachita in Arkansas and Western Montana. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Rawlings Gray; father I.T. (Buddy) Gray; granddaughter Amanda Jayne Green; brothers-in-law, Jerry Minor and Patrick Raney; and sister-in-law Martha J. Raney. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Truett Raney Gray of the home; daughter Nancy Jayne Gray Green and husband Fred of Washington, Oklahoma, grandsons Thomas Frederick and Luke Riley and granddaughter Madeleine Nancy Green; daughter Jeane Kristan Gray Ringer and husband Brian of Norman, grandson Gray Michael and granddaughter Aimee Grace; son Benjamin Thomas and wife Joanna of Norman, granddaughters Anna Marie and Sarah Jayne. Also, his sisters Lois Wade and husband Jerry; Rose Ann Minor; and Tina Holmes and husband Leonard, all of Arkansas. Sisters-in-law Judith Wisley of Norman and Mary Reese and husband James of Arkansas; two half brothers, Michael Gray and Dr. Tom Gray; two half sisters, Jada Gray and Lael Lynch; one beloved uncle, Robert Ray Rawlings and wife Beverly; and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family like to thank all of the caregivers and especially those at MD Anderson and OU Cancer Center. Memorials may be made to Harvest Church, 6450 36th Ave. NW, Norman, Oklahoma 73072 or City Rescue Mission, 800 W. California Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106. The Gray Family greeted friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Harvest Church, 6450 36th Ave. NW, Norman with interment followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Norman. Arrangements for Thomas and his family were placed in the care of the Vice Family of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
THOMAS J. GRAY, JR.

Thomas J. Gray, Jr., 71, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died Monday, January 10, 2000 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born November 20, 1928 in Waldron, Arkansas to Beulah Gray and Thomas J. Gray, Sr. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving for 32 years. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife and one sister. He was a member of VFW Post #3246 of Mountain Home, Alley White American Legion Post #32 of Mountain Home, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1953 of Mountain Home, he was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Special Forces Association of Little Rock, Arkansas. He also was a member of the Methodist faith. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Baxter Memorial Gardens. Graveside Military services will be provided with the VFW Post #2278 of Hot Springs, Arkansas as Honor Guard. He is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Gray III and his wife, Karen of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Terrance L. Gray and his wife, Judy of Sanford, North Carolina; one daughter, Margaret G. Edwards and her husband, Frank of Wilson, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Buddy Gray and his wife, Bonnie of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Edna Harrison, Cordelia Matthews and Jean Starnes, all of Waldron, Arkansas; two stepsons, Lawrence W. Baggett and his wife, Barbara J. of Colorado Springs, CO and William Baggett of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one stepdaughter, Sharon Kaplan and her husband, Bob of Colorado Springs, CO; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gray enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors, and being with his family. He especially enjoyed his career in the military.

The Waldron News
12 January 2000
WINNIE GRAY

Winnie Gray, 81, of Booneville, Arkansas, died January 5, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was of the Assembly of God faith. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2000 at Grayson Assembly of God Church in Booneville with burial at Helton Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. He is survived by his wife, Retha Gray of the home in Booneville, AR; one daughter, Patricia Ann Engelman of Mesa, AZ; two sons, Alvester "Ves" Gray of the home in Booneville and Clyde Dwayne "Moose" Gray of the home; seven grandchildren, Larry, Gary, Cody and Russell Engelman, Lindy Shuman and Sherry Valdiquez; and four great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Darrell, Dennis, Darvin, Delmar, Adam and Wade Gray.

The Waldron News
26 September 2012
DAKOTAH SKYE GREEN

Dakotah Skye Green, infant daughter of Anthony Dakotah Wayne Green & Ashley Nicole Catlett of Magazine, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, September 17, 2012. She is survived by her parents Anthony Green & Ashley Catlett of Magazine; one sister, Xoey Nicole Green of Magazine; her maternal grandfather, Daymond Catlett & special friend Leann of Magazine; maternal grandmother, LaDonna Catlett of Waldron; her paternal grandfather, Robert Roberts of Sweetwater, Texas and her paternal grandmother, Joni Green of Magazine. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Ellington Cemetery in Magazine under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Levi Green, B.J. Elmore, Samantha Catlett, Randy Bryan, Robert Plemmons and Tony Preston.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
FRANK M. GREEN

Frank M. Green, 88, of Parks, died Monday, June 29 in his home. He was a retired cemetery groundskeeper, a member of Garden City First United Methodist Church, a veteran and a member of the American Legion. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Fern; one son, John Green, of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Bernice Pace, of Garden City, two grandchildren: Leland Green, of Wichita, Kansas and Lance Green, of Lawrence, Kansas. Memorial contributions can be made to Scott County Hospice and Home Health Agency. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
JIMMY GREEN

Jimmy Lee Green, 35, of Mansfield, Arkansas died on January 30, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was self-employed and a Baptist. Funeral services were held on February 2, 2001 at 1:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Kim; two sons, Carl Green and Josh Johnson of the home. Parents are mother and step-father, Peggy and Joe LePori of Flatona, Texas; two sisters, Tammy Green of Van Buren, Debbie Harkins of Charleston, Arkansas; two brothers, Allen and Ricky Green both of Charleston, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bo Lang, Cody Lang, Jeff Lang, David Morgan, William Gwin and Mike Robles.

Scott County Times
16 November 2005
RUTH GREEN

Ruth Virginia Green, age 94, of Fort Smith died Friday, November 11, 2005 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and was a charter member of the Albert Pike Christian Church in Fort Smith. She attended Minnesota Bible College in St. Paul, Minnesota during the beginning of the great depression. She married Maj. Roy A. Green (Ret.) in 1950 and gave birth to her only child shortly before he was called to duty overseas in the Korean War. She lived in Mansfield from 1956 to 1999 and in Fort Smith until her death. She is survived by one son, Richard M. and Jeanne Green of Milton, Massachusetts. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
THOMAS EDWARD GREEN

Thomas Edward Green, 61, of Waldron died Oct. 7,1998, in his home. He was a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church, veteran of the Air Force, sec./treas. of The Scott County Jaws of Life, a former member of the Scott County Search and Rescue, a member of the Waldron Vol. Fire Dept., and former city police officer for Patossi, Missouri. Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 12, at Haw Creek Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery, Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include wife, Emma Green; one daughter, Tamara Martinez-Long of Vacaville, California; three sons, Mark of Vacaville, California, Randy of Vacaville, California and Thomas Green, Jr. of Vallejo, California; five step- children, Sheila Parish of Waldron, Mike Thompkins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Rick Thompkins of Waldron, Terry Motley of Waldron, and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers are Mark Green, Randy Green, C.B. Lunsford, Lon Lunsford, J.D. McGaugh, Gene Spencer, Tom McCann, Jack Smith, Virgil Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers is the Haw Creek Men's Sunday School Class.

Scott County Times
9 October 2002
BRADLEY WADE GREENE

MANSFIELD--Funeral services for Bradley Wade Greene, 43, of Mansfield were held Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 2 pm at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville. Burial followed at Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Greene died Monday, September 30, 2002 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a machinist for Hickory Springs Manufacturing, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was president of Mansfield Baseball Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Greene. Survivors include his wife Kristi of the home; three sons, BJ Greene, Jessie Greene and Chris Greene all of the home; his mother, Mary Jane Greene of Greenwood; a sister, Nancy Barnes of Hartford; and a brother, Lynn Greene of Hawaii. Pallbearers were Glenn Elmore, Ray Loyd, Dale Barnes, Nathan Elmore, Billy Tobler, Roger Thompson, Richard Hogge, Doug Dorrough, Larry Brown and Bud Qualls. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Hattabaugh, Larry Brown's Sunday School Fellowship Class, Hickory Springs Manufacturing employees and University of the Ozarks baseball team. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 111 College Road, Huntington, AR 72940.

The Waldron News
9 February 2011
MARY JANE EPPERSON-GREENE

Mary Jane Epperson-Greene, 79, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She was a faithful member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church. Mary is survived by one son Lynn and wife Vivian Greene of Hawaii; one daughter Nancy and husband Dale Barnes of Hartford, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law Kristi Greene of Mansfield, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Randy, Wesley, Victoria, B.J., Jessie, Chris, Tyler and Trevor, and two great- grandchildren, Christina and Maden. Mary is also survived by one sister, Relda Blythe of Kansas, one brother, Thomas Epperson of Louisiana, and one brother-in-law, Norman Price of Florida. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Greene; one son, Brad Greene; one granddaughter, Taylor Barnes and one sister, Betty Price. Visitation was Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 5, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were B.J. Greene, Jessie Greene, Chris Greene, Tyler Barnes, Trevor Barnes and Gerald Elmore. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield.

The Waldron News
23 January 2013
GARY WAYNE GREER

Gary Wayne Greer, 55, of Booneville, AR went to be with the Lord in heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born September 24, 1957 in San Bernardino, CA. His remains have been sent to UAMS in Little Rock for medical science. Gary is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy Stiles Greer, a daughter Dana Greer, a son Richard Greer and 2 grandsons, Logan and Ethan Bullock. He also left behind his mother, Kathy McGill Wood of Booneville and 2 sisters, Debbie Cook of Muldrow, OK and Melody Paddock of Olympia, WA. And many other family and friends. He was preceded by his brother Stephen Greer, his father Delbert Greer, grandmother Blanche Cox, grandfather LeRoy Cox, 3 uncles, Raymond Cox, Richard Cox and Thomas Cox, a cousin Valerie Franklin and other family members. Memorial services will be held at The Living Word Tabernacle in Booneville, AR on January 25, 2013 at 1 p.m.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
BETTY JUNE GREGORY

Betty June Gregory, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at her home. She was born June 5, 1935 in Prue, Oklahoma to the late Oscar William Cramer and Ida Morrison Cramer. She was a cook for a nursing home facility. Ms. Gregory was of the Baptist faith and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Walter Gregory of Waldron, AR; one son, Walter Eddie Gregory III of Waldron, AR; five daughters, June Hunt of Perry, OK, Kay Bozarth of Gage, OK, Dorene Smallwood of Heavener, OK, Janice Benson of Heavener, OK and Sherrie Matthews of Clarksville, AR; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2000 in the Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church in Waldron with Reverend George Crump officiating. Burial followed in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mike Matthews, Jessie Lee Benson, Earnie Bozarth, Josh Hunt, Davey Bozarth, J.R. Smallwood and Ricky Bozarth.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
WALTER EDDIE GREGORY

Walter Eddie Gregory, Sr., age 71, of Clarksville went to meet the Lord June 4, 2007 in Clarksville, Arkansas. He was born March 15, 1936 in Bistow, Oklahoma to the late Clyde Ray Gregory and Opal Marie Passmore Gregory. He was united in marriage to the late Betty June Gregory. He was an oil field worker by profession, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Gregory was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He is survived by: Daughters, Theresa Hunt and husband LeeRoy of Perry, Oklahoma, Lorine "Kay" Bozarth and husband Ernie of Gage, Oklahoma, Dorine Smallwood and husband J.R. of Heavener, Oklahoma, Janice Benson and husband Bobby of Clarksville, Arkansas, Sheri Mathews and husband Mike of Clarksville, Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Ted Gregory; sisters: Janette Quils and Pam Porchaska. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Opal Gregory, his sons Walter Eddie Gregory II and Walter Eddie Gregory III and a daughter, Brenda Gregory. Graveside services will b eheld Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron with Brother Dardanelle Townsley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Shawn, C.J., Pat Pierce, Josh Poore, Bobby Sheeley, Josh B., Josh Stanley, Davey Sutterfield and Jimmy Mathews.

Scott County Times
12 June 2002
WALTER EDDIE GREGORY III

Waldron-Funeral services for Walter Eddie Gregory III, 43, of Waldron were held Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Gregory died Friday, June 7, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a former Tyson employee and was a member of Heavener Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; a daughter, Treasure Nelson Gregory of the home; a son, Tyler Gregory of the home; his father, Walter Gregory II of Clarksville, and five sisters, Theresa June Hunt of Perry, Oklahoma, Kay Bozarth of Gage, Oklahoma, Dorene Smallwood of Heavener, Oklahoma, Janice Benson of Des Moines, Iowa and Sheri Mathews of Clarksville. Pallbearers were Josh Hunt, David Bozarth, Ricky Bozarth, Jon Nelson, Joe Walker, Ray Jett and Charles Castleberry.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
SALLIE GRENNIER

Sally Mae Grennier, 62, of Waldron died Saturday, December 30, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a cook at a public school. Memorial services were held at 11 am Sunday, January 7, 2001 at Mt. Moriah Church. She is survived by her husband Ron Grennier of the home; one daughter, Pam Ahlborn of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin; three sons, Tim and Chuck Rudolph of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin and Dan Rudolph of Minocqua, Wisconsin; step-mother, Harriett Woods of Minocque, Wisconsin; one aunt, Leah Jones of Minocque, Wisconsin; one sister, Kathy Hoffer of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin; two brothers, Wayne Woods of White Water, Wisconsin and Roy Woods of Minocqua, Wisconsin; 7 grandchildren and 7 nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
15 December 2010
GLENDA FAYE GRIFFIN

Glenda Faye Griffin, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at a Waldron nursing home. Glenda was born May 5, 1939 in Weeks, Arkansas to the late Fred and Lori (Stevens) Stafford. She was a homemaker. Glenda is survived by her husband, Robert L. Griffin of the home; one daughter, Bonita Atnip and husband Eddie of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Robert F. Griffin of Waldron, Arkansas, Boyd L. Griffin of Waldron, Arkansas; four granddaughters, Jody Osman of Alma, Arkansas, Caramie Edwards of Huntsville, Arkansas, Kassie Anschutz of Waldron, Arkansas, Sheena Tucker of Waldron, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by a grandson, Robert Boyd Griffin and a sister. Glenda's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Presson officiating. Cremation followed the service. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 April 2005
CARL GRIGGS

On April 16, 2005, Carl "Chief Grey Owl" Griggs passed away. surviving him is his wife of 61 years, Jean Griggs, as well as his six sons, Carl, Gary, Greg, Randy, Steven and Johnny. Carl served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. He served in the Pacific Theatre as well as in the African Campaign. He served aboard the USS Gene Bart in Africa and later trained and served as a member of the U.D.T. team in the Pacific Theatre. He was discharged in 1945, but re-enlisted for three more years. After returning home, they moved to California where they resided for 28 years before retiring. Carl went into the retail furniture business. He worked with his sons and it became a successful family business. After retirement Carl decided to devote his time to his Native American heritage and became Chief of the Northern Cherokee Nation of MO & AR. He was Chief up to the time of his death. Carl had many goals for the Cherokee people. Some he met, some he didn't. One of the goals that was not met, but was first on his priority was to open a museum for the Cherokee people. To see that this goal is met the Griggs family is going to donate many of Chief Grey Owl's personal items to that cause and this will be the beginning of the museum for the Cherokee people in his honor. He was a very loving and compassionate man and a man who was so proud of his Native American heritage. Chief Grey Owl Griggs will be remembered as the pillar of strength for the Griggs family and the Northern Cherokee People. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Consalus Funeral Home. Mr. Griggs will lie in state on Tuesday, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas and left in care of the funeral home.

The Waldron News
5 February 2014
GEORGE W. GRIGGS, JR.

George W. Griggs, Jr., 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Mercy Hospital of Scott County. George was born December 14, 1923 to the late George W. Sr. and Julia (Rhoades) Griggs in Handley, West Virginia. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. George is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jewel Griggs of the home and by a host of other family and friends. Funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Packsaddle Church with interment following in Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bob Bonds, Rex Rhodes, Eric Griggs, James Hunsucker, Ray Taylor and Richard Parks.

The Waldron News
30 May 2007
RANDEL OTIS GRIGSBY

Yukon Review publisher Randel Otis Grigsby, 66, died Monday, May 21, 2007 at his home in Yukon. He was born May 10, 1941 in Poteau, Okla. to Wanda and Otis Grigsby. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Journalism, Randel became a newspaper publisher at age 23 in 1964 when he founded the Waldron News in Waldron, Ark. Randel and wife Karen were married on Feb. 10, 1972 in Hot Springs, Ark. The Grigsbys became publishers of The Yukon Review in October 1983, and they later owned The Mustang News, The Piedmont Post and The Lincoln County News. Randel is survived by his wife Karen of the home; three daughters, LaPrima Kessler of Oklahoma City, Shannon Grigsby of Aurora, Colo., and Rhoda Olson of Tulsa; brother Donnie Grigsby of Shady Point, Okla; two sisters, Carolyn Wasson of Spiro and Diana Butler of eastern Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Robert C. Kessler of Oklahoma City and Jesse Grigsby of Aurora, Colo; and three beloved dogs, Thornton, Ava and Jackie. Randel loved newspapers since he was young and turned that love into a successful lifelong career in the newspaper business. He had a true passion for his profession and inspired his employees to produce the best community newspaper possible. Randel was an Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash fan, and he loved his cars and clothes. He also enjoyed reading, exercising and listening to music on the iPod that Karen got him. Randel was a member of Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2007 at Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene, 7901 N.W. 16th. Burial will follow in the Yukon Cemetery, Pallbearers will be: Conrad Dudderar, Bart Nicholson, Larry Jones, Craig Coleman, Steve Coulter, Robert C. Kessler and Chuck Reherman.

Scott County Times
13 December 2000
WILLIAM GRIMES

William Franklin Grimes, 64, of Hon died Saturday, December 9, 2000 in his home in the presence of his loved ones. He was a member of Hon Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force as an Electronics Technician and worked 29 1/2 years with Landers/General Electric/Trane of Fort Smith. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 am at the Hon Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Casey Grimes of Hon, and his daughter, Susan Grimes Forgoone of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, who had the joy of his love for over 40 years. Other family members include: brother, Robert Grimes of Ft. Smith, brother, Charles Grimes of Greenwood, sister Ann Bentley of Van Buren, sister Betty Stem of Ft. Smith, sister- in-law Eva Taylor of Rudy, sister-in-law Virginia Hull of Downsville, Louisiana, sister-in-law Venita Sawyer of Salinas, California, brother- in-law L.D. Casey of Waldron, brother-in-law Jessie Casey of Ft. Smith, brother-in-law T.D. Casey of Russellville and 51 nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hon Baptist Church or the Scott County Senior Citizens Center of Waldron.

The Waldron News
30 December 2009
WILMA MARIE GROSS

Wilma Marie Gross, 94, of Branch, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born March 18, 1915 in Witcherville, Arkansas to Charlie and Mabel Edwards. She was retired from General Electric and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Gross, a son-in-law, Bill Mahl, and all of her brothers and sisters. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 at Fellowship Baptist Church with burial at Clark's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by one son, Merle Gross and his wife Kathy of Prairie Grove; one daughter, Mona Mahl of Branch; five grandchildren, Mikr Mahl of Branch, Debbie Lewis of Brighton, Colo., John Gross of Fayetteville, Bryan Gross of Gentry and Jeff Gross and wife Ashley of Rogers; seven great-grandchildren, LeighAnn Hall, Tara Hall, Trisha Hall, all of Colorado, Lacy Mahl of North Carolina, Jamie Mahl of Fayetteville, Bristol Gross and Kale Gross, both of Rogers, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
BRENDA GROSZ

Brenda (Kay) Grosz, age 56, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, January 31, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hunt Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Remling of Seguin, Texas; two sons, Sherman Johnson of Craig, Colorado and Bill Johnson of Abilene, Texas; her mother, Vera Mae Billingsley of Waldron; two sisters, Lameda Lunsford of Waldron and Jean Lunsford of Russellville, Arkansas; one brother, Kenneth Billingsley of Ola, Arkansas and nine grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Randy Lunsford, Steve Lunsford, C.B. Lunsford, Don Lunsford, Stacy Fowler and Shane Millard.

The Waldron News
8 October 2008
TERRY ALLEN GROUSE

Terry Allen Grouse, 61, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 29, 2008 at his home. He was a mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Linda Grouse of the home, three daughters, Melanie Hutchins and husband Brian of Mansfield, Arkansas, Danae Hudson and husband Sean of Charleston, Arkansas, Nancy Thompson and husband Robert of Mansfield, Arkansas, one son Chad Grouse and wife Lori of Shawnee, Oklahom, 10 grandchildren, Brock Grouse, Chase Grouse, Seth Grouse, Bailey Grouse, Miranda Thompson, Tori Thompson, Logan Hutchins, Hunter Hutchins, Conner Hutchins, Siana Hudson, one sister Juanita Seatch, one aunt Claire Allen, one sister-in-law Teri Allette, one brother-in-law Joe Allette. Funeral service was 3:00 pm Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Coop-Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and sons-in-law.

Scott County Times
23 April 2003
WYLIE GRUBBS

Wylie Barton Grubbs, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, April 14, in a Waldron hospital. He was a cattleman, a member of the Cattlemen's Association, and a protestant. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 17, at Martin Funeral Home with burial at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Janealee of the home; six daughters, Roseleta Turner of Colorado Springs, CO, Cynthia Hall of New Caney, TX, Annette Inez Davis of Van Cleve, MS, Wanda Hudson of Dallas, TX, Vickie Cox of Waldron and Kimberly Garton of Waldron; three sons, Van Massey, Sr. of Waldron, Robert Massey of Rochester, IN and Milton Massey of Waldron; one brother, Malcon Grubbs of Portales, NM; twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren

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