SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2014
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The Waldron News
4 May 2011
JAMES "JIM" HAAS

James "Jim" Haas, 69, passed from this life into eternal life May 1, 2011 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was born September 15, 1941 in Asher, Oklahoma to George and Dovie Haas. Jim was retired from Smith Chevrolet where he worked in car sales. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Jim is survived by his wife June of the home; son Jimmy Haas and wife Rose of Ft. Smith; daughter Mary Ann Haas of Ft. Smith; four grandchildren, Kyle Liles of Springdale, Dallas Haas of Van Buren, Nathan Oliver and wife Amanda of Russellville, April Norris and husband Aaron of Greenwood; three great grandchildren, Mason Oliver, Candace Norris and McKenzie Himes; sister, Mary McQuistion and husband Jim of Norman, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, and a loving adopted daughter, Cheryl Lee. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ruth Etheridge, two brothers, George Haas and Bill Haas, one son Robert Earl Oliver, and one great granddaughter, Andie Lynn Oliver. Funeral Service was at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with interment at 1:00 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Visitation was Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Bob Ammons, Steven Passmore, Tex Beal, David McQuistion, Brian Dale Haas and Pat Fanning.

The Waldron News
17 January 2001
EDWARD MORRIS HACKWORTH

Edward Morris Hackworth, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, January 13, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a lineman for Western Union and attended Tatetown Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2001 at Tatetown Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery at Union Hill, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Walrdon, AR. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hackworth of the home; two daughters, Jana Cullefer and Marcee Wagner both of Waldron, AR; two sons, David Hackworth and Carvin Hackworth both of Waldron; one sister, Shirley Wheeler of Ozark, AR; and seven grandchildren.

Scott County Times
7 November 2001
VELMA HADAMEK

Velma Mae Hadamek, 87, of Parks, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired waitress and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, November 2, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Hadamek of Waldron; one sister, Vera Mae Emery of Waldron; two brothers, Eloyd Jones of Parks and Elmo Jones of Lodi, California; and 2 grandchildren, Mysteri Hadamek Cole and Alexis Cole.

The Waldron News
24 October 2007
VICKIE D. HADAMEK

Vickie D. Hadamek, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas died September 14, 2007 in her home. She was a retired farmer. Memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007 at New Life Center in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Mystery Paieto-Olivares of Houston, TX; her father, Odell Donahoo of Nebraska; three sisters, Dixie, Darcie and Dallas Donahoo all of Nebraska; one brother, Monty Donahoo of Nebraska and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
29 November 2006
REV. FRITZ HAGA

The Rev. Fritz Haga, 66, of Waldron died Friday, November 24, 2006, in his home. He was retired from the Waldron Police Department and was the pastor of Cauthron Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Haga of the home; three sons, Danny and Timmy Haga both of Waldron, AR, and Johnny Haga of Cedar Creek; a sister, Josie Cox of Gilmer, Texas; a brother, Emmett Haga of Winster, CA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were members of the Waldron Police Department and Jimmy Doster.

The Waldron News
22 December 2010
LEE ORA HAGA

Lee Ora Haga, 97, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas formerly of Waldron passed from this life Sunday, December 19, 2010 in her home. Lee Ora was born August 24, 1913 in Waveland, Arkansas to the late William Thomas and Fannie Nancy Pirilla (Ensey) McGar. She was a homemaker. Lee Ora is survived by three daughters, Mabelene Frost of Avoca, Arkansas, Lucille Collins of Buffalo Valley, Oklahoma, Ruth Haga of Rogers, Arkansas; one son, Coleman Haga of Waldron, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great granchildren. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband, Otto Haga, and one daughter, Virginia Haga. Lee Ora's funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers will be J.T. Collins, Bill Haga, Charlie Frost, Robert Knowles, Harrison Gabbard and J.D. Newberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Lessley Hunt, Wes Collins and great-grandsons. Lee Ora's visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

The Waldron News
2 April 2008
MARY RUTH HAGOOD

Mary Ruth Hagood, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 in her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Payne of Newbern, North Carolina and Frank Hagood of Kermit, Texas; four daughters, Christine Payne of Waldron, AR, Marsha Payne of New Haven, Vermont, Patricia Rainwater of Marshall, Texas and Cynthia Napier of Waldron, AR; brother, James Thomas of Kermit, Texas; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maybell Thomas and two brothers, Ray Gene Thomas and Frank Franklin Thomas, Jr. A private memoria service will be held by the family at a later date.

Scott County Times
19 April 2006
BETTY HAHN

Mrs. Betty Hahn, daughter of Ruby and Lewis Belcher, passed away April 11, 2006 at Sparks Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hahn is survived by her brother, Lewis Belcher and wife Janice of Van Buren, Arkansas and her sister, Mary Martine of Charleston, Arkansas. Also surviving are her five children, Jerry Bob Lee and wife Clara of Waldron, Arkansas, Sandra Louise Thompson of Charleston, South Carolina, Michael Lewis Luongo and wife Marianne of Media, Pennsylvania, Joann Davida Johnston and husband David of Olympia, Washington and Elizabeth Lee MacPherson and husband Doug (Incomplete)

The Waldron News
3 October 2012
MARILYN SUE HAILEY

Marilyn Sue Hailey of Arkoma, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born January 5, 1948 to Marvin Wesley Braziel and Betty Marie (Pottridge) Braziel in Bates, Arkansas. Marilyn was 64 years, 8 months and 25 days old. Marilyn was a member of the San Pablo Pentecostal Church of God in San Pablo, California. Marilyn loved the Lord and wanted to share with everyone she knew. Marilyn had a real talent when it came to flowers. She worked as a florist for many years in California and also after she moved back to the areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma. She enjoyed coming up with new creations of design, however, her love and passion was that for her children and grandchildren. Marilyn leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons, Johnny Mengell of Wister, Oklahoma and Brian Keith Lindholm of Poteau, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Jeremy & Lindsey & Avery and her mother, Betty Stafford and husband Bob of Bates, Arkansas. Marilyn is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Boga of Vallejo, California, two brothers, Kenneth Braziel of Reno, Nevada and David Braziel of Bentonville, Arkansas as well as three step-brothers, Bobby Cagle, Troy Stafford and Travis Stafford all of Waldron, Arkansas. Marilyn was loved by all who knew her and will be missed greatly by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family. Marilyn is preceded in death by her father, Marvin Braziel and husbands Pete Mengell and Larry Lindholm. Marilyn's life celebration and graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Gibson Cemetery with Rev. James Self officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
LENORA HAINLEY

Lenora Elizabeth Scott Hainley, 89, of Perryville died December 6, 1999 in a Morrilton hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Diamond Hainley. Funeral services were December 8, 1999 at Cherry Hill Community Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Perryville. She is survived by two daughters, Ida Lena Hixon and Glynda Ellen Newell both of Perryville; one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Diamond and Gaile Hainley of Mansfield; four grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Danny Dalmut, Jennie Stutsenberg, Bernard Bull, James Lauderdale, Chuck Cagle and Shane Etzberger.

The Waldron News
11 June 2008
MARGIE MAY HAKALA

Margie May Hakala, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a grocery clerk. She is survived by her husband Raymond Hakala; one son Randy Helms; one daughter Judy Wyatt; one brother Edward Staggs of Waldron; two sisters Patsy Hawkins of Waldron and Delphia Brooks of Phoenix, AZ; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
25 April 2012
RAYMOND HAKALA

Raymond Hakala, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012. He is survived by one son David and wife Pamela, stepson Edward (Randy) Helms and wife Cynthia, stepdaughter Judy Wyatt and husband Rick. He was preceded in death by his wife Margie Hakala. Visitation was held on Monday April 23, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. A graveside service was held at 10:00 am Tuesday April 24 2012 at Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
18 February 2004
BARBARA JANE HALE

Barbara Jane Hale, 53, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, February 14, 2004 in her home. She was a home health aid and attended the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 18 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three sons, Keith Brown, Shawn Boyd and Heath Wright all of Waldron, AR; one step-daughter Nicki Sims of Waldron, AR; her mother, Madie Plum of Waldron, AR; her father, L.C. Hale of Conway; two brothers, Jessie Hale of Madera, CA and Perry Vincent of Waldron, AR; three step- sisters; seven step-brothers and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Brown, Chester Vaughn, Freddie Chrisman, Verdel Wagner, Robert Wagner, Donnie Yandell and Richard Brown.

The Waldron News
8 September 1999
BESSIE HALE

Bessie Hale, 94, of Waldron, AR died on Monday, August 30, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was the widow of Ed Hale, a homemaker and a former Sunday School teacher at Mt. Moriah Church for several years. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 1, at Tatetown Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by five daughters, Lila Rook James of Blue Ball, AR, Mary Ann Hewes of Siloam Springs, AR, Edna Mae Ingram of Harrison, AR, Imogene Mitchell of Waltreak, AR; five sons, Jakie Roe Hale of Booneville, AR, Don Hale, Wendell Hale, Wayne Hale and Charles Hale all of Haletown, AR; three sisters, Juanita Holland of Waldron, AR, Wanda Wade of Fort Smith, AR, and Syble Hummel of Tulsa, OK; one brother, Gladen Wade of Greenwood, AR; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
8 July 2009
BONNIE F. HALE
February 10, 1931 - June 30, 2009

Bonnie F. Hale, 78, of Hackett, Arkansas went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, quilter, furniture builder and greatly enjoyed arts and crafts. Beonnie was a firm believer in our Lord and Savior and is now in heaven with our Father and Jesus Christ. Bonnie is survived by two sons Richard Hale of Hackett, Arkansas, Jack Hale of Waldron, Arkansas; one grandson, Travis Hale of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Sophie Mickey of Missouri. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen Hale, one brother Ted Zeck and her parents. Cremation under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
17 September 2014
DON WADE HALE

Don Wade Hale of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life September 14, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Don was born August 20, 1937 in Haletown, Arkansas to Edgar and Bessie Wade Hale. Don was 77 years and 25 days old. Don was a building contractor by trade and a fisherman at heart. Don's passion for fishing ran deep. If he wasn't holding a pole, he was making plans to go. Don leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 56 years, Louise Hale of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Donald Hale and wife Linda of Waldron, Arkansas, John Hale and wife Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Kanita Yandell and husband Jerry of Haletown. Don will be missed by four brothers, Jake, Wendell, Wayne and Charles; three sisters, Rook James, Imo Gene Mitchell and Sharon Hackworth. Pa Pa will be missed by 8 grandchildren. Don will be missed by all that knew him and all the lives he impacted. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Bessie Hale; two sisters, Mary Ann Hughes and Edna Ingram; one brother, John Cleam Hale. Don't life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Tatetown Community Church with Reverend Doyle Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Don's pallbearers were Shane Hale, Jeremy Yandell, Gaje Yandell, Danny Roe Hale, Butch Morgan, Jamie Yandell and Billy Joe Hale. Honorary pallbearers were nephews.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
ELLIS S. HALE

Ellis S. Hale, 83, of Danville, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Nov. 17, 2007 at his home. Ellis was born July 8, 1924 in Olio to Roy E. and Verla V. Hale. He attended school at Dutch Creek and high school in Waldron. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in World War II. He attended McAllister College, St. Paul, Minn. He was an electronic supervisor at Boeing Aircraft, Wichita, Kan. In 1959, Ellis and Nadine moved to their new home on their farm at Dutch Creek. He raised chickens for a short time. He worked for Martin Marietta when the titan silos were installed in a ring around Little Rock in the early '60s. In 1968 he purchased Gatlin Farm Agency and Insurance. The real estate firm featured national advertising. Ellis and his fellow salesmen were intrumental in introducing many good, new citizens to Scott County. In 1969, 1971 he was appointed agent for Farmers Insurance. Ellis served as building fund chairman when a new sanctuary was built at Mount Moriah Community Church. He also served as Sunday School superintendent for 25 years. He was very proud of all his children. LuAnn, his eldest, was talented in art. He helped secure an art teacher for private lessons in Waldron before art was introduced as a subject in Waldron. Ellis was an avid fisherman and elk hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy J. Hale and a sister, Audry Hale Tinder. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 54 years, Nadine L. Wilson Hale; two daughters, LuAnn Hale and husband Bill Grams of Denver, Colo., Lorilee and Preston Cooper of Benton; two sons, Carl Edward "Buddy" Hale of Waldron and Link Hale and wife Susan Ridenhour Hale of Benton; and seven grandchildren, Will Cooper of Fayetteville, Rachel Lee Hale of Laramie, Wyo., Lily Jeanine Hale of Gravelly, Parker Ray Hale of Benton, Caitlin Elizabeth Cooper of Benton, Ian Harrison Grams and Kharis Faith Grams of Denver. Ellis is also survived by two brothers, Ira L. Hale and wife Jean Hale of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Leslie "Sonny" Hale; two sisters, Joyce Pauline Carter of Belleville and Carolyn and her husband Tommy J. Hill of Waldron. A large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Ellis was a member of Arkansas and National Cattlemen's Association, Realtor, Gideon, VFW, American Legion, Arkansas Forestry Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. Pallbearers are Danny Roe Hale of Stella, Mo., Pete Powell, Donald Goodner, John Willsey, Tommy Hill of Waldron, Arkansas and Jack Charvat of Tulsa. Honorary pallbearers will be Hershel Sims, Eldred Tinder, Wayne Hale, Jim Hale, Jake Hale, Troy House, Butch Morgan, Mel Kenner, Joey Marrone, Richard Moore and Lucky Wade. Visitation will be Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Mount Moriah Community Church with Pastor David Hines and Doyle Reynolds officiating. Interment service will be at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to the Mount Moriah Community Church Building Fund or the Gideons.

The Waldron News
26 May 1999
GRACE HALE

Grace Hale, age 101 years 11 months and ten days, died Monday, May 17, 1999 at Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron. She was born in Bexar County, Texas on June 6, 1897. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Matilda Kirby Peterson. She was the widow of Harlon Hale and a housewife. Memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Moriah Church. Survivors include her nephew, George Peterson of San Antonio, Tex; four nieces, Nellie Peterson of San Antonio, Tex., Doris Hunt, Louise Peterson of Lytle, Tex. and Ruth Neal of Zavalla, Tex; two step-children: John Hale of Jacksonville and Doris Hale Ewert of California; several grandchildren, relatives and many friends. Cornell Funeral Home of Danville was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
25 November 2009
JACK DONALD HALE

Jack Donald Hale, 57, of Waldron passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Jack is survived by his brother Richard Hale, a nephew Travis Hale, and a great nephew Grant Hale. Jack never complained about his trial and tribulations and has now returned to his heavenly father and is rejoicing with his brothers and sisters in Christ. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm thru 8:00 pm today at the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
REVEREND JACK W. HALE

Reverend Jack W. Hale passed away June 16, 2000 at Antioch, California. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. June 23 at the First Assembly of God, there will be viewing from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
13 August 2014
JIMMIE LAWRENCE HALE

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Jimmie Lawrence Hale of Greenwood, Arkansas, passed from this life August 3, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born October 10, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to Victor Hale and Frances (Wade) Hale. Jim was 74 years, 9 months and 24 days old. Jim was an electrician by trade until 1984. Then realizing his dream, Jim became a successful thoroughbred horse trainer and owner for 29 years. Jim was a man of great integrity who dealt with everyone fairly and honestly and expected the same in return. In his down time, Jim loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed time with his family and memories made with them were precious to his heart. May he rest in the arms of Jesus until we see him again. Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 40 years, Betty of the home; one son, James Hale and wife Lorene of Waldron, Arkansas; and one daughter, Gina Pitts and husband Bryan of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, Jimmie Lee Hale, Nikita Hale, Austin Hunt, Tyler Pitts, Logan Pitts and Aaron Pitts. Jim will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including one niece, Lisa Ridenhour and one nephew Billy Joe Hale and many friends and loved ones. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Victor and Frances Hale and one brother, Joe Hale. Jim's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Jim's pallbearers were Billy Joe Hale, Wesley Hale, Danny Hale, Rick Black, Tyler Pitts and Logan Pitts. Honorary pallbearers were Jake Hale, Recil Payton, Wayne Lowe and Butch Morgan. Jim's visitation was held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
Sept 2, 1998
MAVIS HALE

Mavis Hale, 56, of Fort Smith died Friday, August 28 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Mack Hale; two sons: Greg Hale and Reggie Hale, both of Fort Smith; two sisters: Uveda Ferro, of Elko, Nevada and Gloria Brogden, of Carson City, Nevada; one brother: Charles Cuddy, of Sparks, Nevada; four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wayne Langley, Pat Ray Davenport, Jerry Don Davenport, Larry Ray, Harold D. Chrisrnan, Billy Wayne Chrisman. Honorary pallbearer was George Carpenter. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
8 January 2003
MERVIE HALE

Mervie Dilly Bayrd Hale, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, December 30, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Moriah church and widow of Loyd Hale. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery at Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Eheln June Mitchell and Janet Etah Charvat of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Ruby Morgan of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tom McCord, Patrick McCord, Cary Charvat, Jack Charvat, Ron Roach and Butch Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Elmo Morgan, Ellis Hall, William P. Shunkey and Mel Kenner.

The Waldron News
1 February 2006
MILDRED A. HALE

Mildred A. Hale, 76, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital. She was a secretary and a protestant. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2006 at the Mt. Moriah Church with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two sons, Jason Hale of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Lee Ferguson; and two grandchildren, Alyssa Hale and Blake Hale.

The Waldron News
21 November 2001
ROY J. HALE

Roy J. Hale, 67, of Dardanelle was born March 16, 1934 to Roy E. and Verla Wade Hale in Scott County. After a year of battling cancer he went on to be with his Lord, his parents and daughter, Cindy, on the 16th day of November, 2001. Roy founded and operated Hale Oil Company in Waldron, Clarksville and Ft. Smith for twenty six years before selling and retiring to Dardanelle in 1994. He was an Air Force veteran, a 32nd Degree Mason, was instrumental in the formation of the Scott County Bank and served as a Director for many years. He was a current member of the Chambers Bank Board of Directors and attended the Dardanelle First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Kennedy Hale of the home; five daughters, Vickie Hale of Barling, Jan Borden of Greenwood, Renee Hix of Booneville, Christy Johnson of Waldron and Melanie Rhodes of Levasy, MO; two sons, Wesley Hale of Shawnee, OK and Russell Hale of Waldron; three sisters, Audrey Tinder and Carolyn Hill of Waldron, and Polly Carter of Belleville; three brothers, Ellis Hale and Leslie (Sonny) Hale of Waldron, and Lindy Hale of Harper's Ferry, W.V; eleven grandchildren. Roy enjoyed the friendship of many through the years and especially looked forward to his daily golf games with his "Over the Hill" golfing buddies, fishing was always Roy's favorite entertainment and little else brought him as much pleasure as fishing with his best friend, Johnny Chambers. Roy will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but he leaves to all of us that knew him a legacy of love, trust and his example of a never faltering trust in the Lord. Funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Moriah Church with Pastor David Hines and Reverend James Lowe officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Dardanelle Funeral Service. Pallbearers were nephews and honorary pallbearers was board members of Chambers Bank. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations be made to the Romanian Orphanage in care of the Mt. Moriah Church, HCR 67, Box 112, Waldron, AR 72958. Arrangements by Dardanelle Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
26 October 2005
WILMA LOU HALE

Wilma Lou Hale, age 89, of Mena, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 in a Mena nursing home. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Community Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Tommy Stewart of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Freddie Hubby of Mt. Home, Ark; one son, Danny Roe Hale of Mena, Ark; one sister, Mildred Wagner of Waldron, Ark; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at Mt. Moriah Community Church. Interment was held at Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill, Ark., under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Ark.

The Waldron News
14 August 2013
DOYLE E. HALL

Doyle E. Hall, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. Doyle was born January 10, 1944 in Pottersville, Missouri to the late Albert James and Mertle Louise (Fox) Hall. Doyle is survived by his wife of 46 years Betty E. Hall of the home; five children: Donald Ray Hall and wife Jessica of Stillwell, Oklahoma, Teresa Dianne Hall and Paul Westmoreland of Magazine, Arkansas, Tyna Lyndelle Martin of Mansfield, Arkansas, Kimberly Elaine Ross and husband Michael of Magazine, Arkansas, Daniel Ray Hall of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Bessie Robinson of Pottersville, Missouri; two brothers, Darrell Hall of Wichita, Kansas, Gerald Hall and wife Dona of West Plains, Missouri; six sisters-in-law, Janice Hall of West Plains, Missouri, Carolyn Hall of West Plains, Missouri, Betty Hall of Missouri, Topsie Potter of Hatfield, Arkansas, Kay Liggins and husband Tony of Locksburg, Arkansas, Darlene Moon of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers-in-law, Jerry and wife Linda Potter of Clear Water, Kansas, Danny and wife Del Potter of Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other extended family. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David Wayne Hall; one great-granddaughter, RhyLeigh Terry; four brothers, Johnny Hall, Hubert Hall, Virdus Hall, Glen Hall; two sisters, Mary May and Joyce May. Visitation was Saturday August 10, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. The family visited with friends at that time. The burial was Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 pm at Curall Cemetery in Pottersville, Missouri. Pallbearers were Cody Hall, Sheldon Hall, Michael Ross, Traye Stokes, James Nelson, Darrell Potter, Dianne Hall, Tyna Martin and Kemberly Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Potter, Jerry Potter, Jack Decker, Jerry Williamson, Greg Hall, Brian Hall, Bradley Hall, Dale Hall and Paul Westmoreland.

The Waldron News
9 July 2008
GREGORY HALL

Gregory Hall, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Malvern, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Hall and children Marcias, Michael, Coreana and Jylynn Hall all of Waldron; and son Jonathon Scholles. His parents Harlon and Blanche Russey Wills of Malvern, Arkansas; brother Erick and wife Vivett Hall of Rockford, Illinois; Jeffery and wife Nancy Hall of Little Rock, Arkansas; Jon and wife Dorothy Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana; Harold Wills of Platte, Missouri; sisters Linda and husband Benny Crawford of Rockford, Illinois; Laveta and husband Eric Hale of Little Rock, Arkansas; step sisters Carla and husband Michael Brown of Monticello, Arkansas; Sherby Frazier of Monticello, Arkansas; step brothers Richard Wills of Houston, Texas; Harlon L. Wills of California; Roger Wills of Norfolk, Virginia and Jermy and Nathan Hunt both of Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral service was 1:00 pm Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers were Jeff Evans, Danny Wade, Gary Brown, Jon Nelson and Calvin Banks.

Scott County Times
4 October 2000
JEAN HALL

Jean Hall, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, September 28, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired secretary and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Funeral was held at 2 pm on Monday, October 2, 2000 at the Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband Bob Hall of the home; one son Rick Hall of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one sister, Beulah Riley of Poteau, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Kyle Hall and Christopher Hall both of Russellville, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 February 2012
JENNIFER LYNN HEATON HALL

Jennifer Lynn Heaton Hall of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 3 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jennifer was born May 24, 1976 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Jennifer was 35 years, 8 months and 10 days old. Jennifer's greatest love was her children. She cared for them dearly. Jennifer was a person with a great personality, She loved to make people laugh. This made it easy for her to make friends everywhere she went. Jennifer's hobbies included watching movies and reading books. Jennifer leaves behind to cherish her memory four children, Marcis, Coreana, Jaylynn and Michael Hall, all of Little Rock, Arkansas. She will forever be missed by her parents, Kenneth and Janet Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas and two brothers, Jeremy and Nathan Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas.Jennifer is also survived by three aunts, Kay Green and husband Preston of Wilburton, Oklahoma, Janie Bown and husband Eddie of Red Oak, Oklahoma and Doylene Heaton of Bengal, Oklahoma and one uncle Larry Heaton and wife Kathy of Bengal, Oklahoma along with a host of cousins and close friends. Jennifer is preceded in death by her husband Greg Hall, grandparents Sandy and Melba Heaton and one uncle LC Heaton. Jeffifer's life celebration is today, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Peachland Cemetery in Bengal, Oklahoma with Charles Carver officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jennifer's visitation was Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Jennifer's family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jennifer's pallbearers were Mickey Gunter, Alberto Villasensor, Jason Riddle and Nathan Hunt. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremy Hunt.

The Waldron News
14 September 2011
JEROME HALL

Jerome Hall, 91, of Y-City, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, September 5, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Jerome was born November 9, 1919 in Y-City, Arkansas to the late Alvie and Sadie (Gipson) Hall. He is survived by one brother, Jerry Hall of Y-City, Arkansas; two nieces, Linda Stuart, Brenda Charlson; two nephews, Mike Hall and Butch Carpenter. Jerome was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice (Mays) Hall; one sister, Jo Ella Carpenter, and one niece, Carolyn Sells. Jerome's graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas with Brother Charles Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Chang Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jerome's pallbearers were Harvey Stuart, Mike Hall, Dale Charlson, Rick Barnett, J.T. Rogers and Robert Slagle. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 November 2005
LOYCE HALL

Loyce Hall, 81, of Live Oak passed away Friday, October 21, 2005 in the Suwannee Health Care Center, Live Oak, FL after a long illness. The Suwanee County native was a bookkeeper and of the Baptist faith. She lived in Waldron for several years and will be remembered as Loyce Giles, widow of B.A. "Jocko" Giles who was co-owner of Waldron Furniture Mfg. Corp. until his death. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Hall of Live Oak, FL; two step-daughters, Melody Alridge of DeLand, FL and Joy Herring of Valdosta, GA; one step-son, Scott Hall of Seymour, TN; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Daniels Memorial Chapel in Live Oak, FL with Rev. Quincy Simmons and Rev. Justin Young officiating. Interment was in Rocky Sink Baptist Church in Live Oak. Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak was in charge of all arrangements.

The Waldron News
17 March 2010
ROBERT "BOB" HALL

Robert "Bob Hall, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in his home. He was a retired City of Waldron employee. Robert is survived by one son Richard Hall and wife Cindy; two grandsons, Kyle Hall of Ft. Henning, GA, Christopher Hall of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one great-grandson, Richard Owen Hall of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one special friend Rocco and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Hall. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Gary Ashford, Jerald Plummer, Mark Ward, Kenneth Nevills, Keith Dedmon and Glendale Sparks.

The Waldron News
16 July 2003
RUBY "LORETTA" CALLAHAN HALL

Ruby "Loretta" (Retta) Callahan Hall, 63, of Hanahan, South Carolina, wife of Ralph Douglas "R.D." Hall, passed away July 14, 2003 at a local hospital. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, burial to follow in Carolina Memorial Park. Born October 25, 1939 in Scott County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Harry Callahan and Woodard Callahan. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a former loan officer for Heritage Trust Credit Union. Mrs. Hall was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, Ralph "R.D." Douglas of Hanahan; two daughters, Delisa T. McCoy and David of Charleston, Nikki Hall Parker and her husband Ryan of Charleston. Flowers will be accepted or memorial made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Carolina Memorial Funeral Home is serving the Hall family.

Scott County Times
4 October 2000
THOMAS HALL

Thomas Willard Hall, 53, of Helena, Arkansas died September 29, 2000 in Helena. Thomas was born October 14, 1946 to Albert and Velma Hall. He was a graduate of Central High School in 1964, a manager of Tri-County Fair, president of Tri-County fair association, 52nd Degree Mason, former administrator of Phillips County jail and a member of Helena-West Helena Jaycees, a deputy sheriff, member of Fairs and Exposition and he was an avid duck hunter. He is survived by his wife, Pam Stevens Hall of the home; one son, James Hall of Waldron; one daughter, Rebecca Hall of Helena; one brother, George Hall of Statsuma, Alabama; one sister, Patsy Melton of London, Arkansas; his mother, Velma Hall of Helena; and one granddaughter, Madison Hall of Waldron. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donny Hall and James Hall and his father Albert Hall. Services were held at 2 pm on Monday, October 2, 2000 at the Roller-Citizens Chapel with the Reverend Jim Harrison officiating with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Pallbearers were Neal Byrd, Jim Hubbard, Jimmy Victory, Monty McIntosh, Mark Lynn, Billy Ray Brogato, Dan Qualls and Jerry Howard.

The Waldron News
29 April 2009
JAMES HAMBLETON
(July 16, 1939 - April 21, 2009)

James Hambleton, 69, of Waldron, Arkansa passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in a Fayetteville hospital. Jim was born in Texhoma, Oklahoma. He was a member of Denton Baptist Church and was a bus driver for the Waldron School District. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Scott County Cruisers. He is survived by three sons, James Hambleton of Garden City, Kansas, Jeff Hambleton of Peru, Indiana, Tony Hambleton of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Betty Randle of Garden City, Kansas; two brothers, Don Hambleton of Waldron, Arkansas, Richard Hambleton of Sanger, Texas, and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanna Hambleton, parents Virgil and Pauline Hambleton, one brother Virgil Hambleton, one sister Delma Young. Funeral Service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Gipson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Tim Pulkrabek, James Randle, Harley McCurry, George F. Crump, Colby Vanelli and Danny Hinchee.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
WANNIE HAMBLETON

Waldron--Wannie Hambleton, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 23, in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired manager of Waldron Pizza Hut and a member of Denton Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her mother, Kathern Thompson, her father, Richard Dees, step-father, Burl Thompson and sister, Carolyn Davis. Funeral services for Wannie Hambleton were held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 26 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, James W. Hambleton, Sr; one daughter, Bridget Larsen of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Ken and wife Wendy Hambleton of Austin, Texas, James Jr. and wife Janet Hambleton of Springfield, Missouri, Jeffrey and Anthony Hambleton both of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Delma Young of Waldron, Arkansas, Betty Randle of Garden City, Kansas, Donna Hess of Sharpe, Kansas; three brothers, Thad Thompson of Winnsboro, Louisiana, Don and wife Cynthia Hambleton of Waldron, Arkansas, Dick and wife Brenda Hambleton of Corpus Christi, Texas; special aunt, Dorothy Coleman of Winnsboro, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Aaron Cole Hambleton of Austin, Texas, Reva Ann Hambleton of Topeka, Kansas, Keven Schaeffer of Kingsville, Texas and Robin Ellyson of Dallas, Texas.

The Waldron News
21 September 2011
CAMO ALAN HAMILTON

Camo Alan Hamilton, infant son of Marvin and Dana Hamilton of Parks, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Friday, September 16, 2011 in Mena, Arkansas. Camo is survived by his parents, three sisters, Kristin Allen of Waldron, Arkansas, Camryn and Kali Hamilton of Parks, Arkansas; one brother, William Cogburn of Parks, Arkansas; maternal grandparents, Rickey and Beverly Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Wayne Hamilton of Parks, Arkansas and Della Smith of Charleston, Arkansas; maternal great grandparents, Gene and Madge Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas. Camo was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Vera Sehorn; cousin Wesley Horn and aunt, Sharon Carmean. Camo's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment was in the Sehorn Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Sam Allen and Darrell McDaniel.

The Waldron News
29 October 2014
MONICA DEANN CLOPTON HAMILTON

Monica Deann (Clopton) Hamilton of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Monica was born October 22, 1962 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Cleo Clopton and Eula (House) Clopton. She was 51 years, 11 months and 29 days old. Monica was a mwember of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Monica was a care giver by trade. It came very natural as she was a kind and caring person and loved her family with all she had. Monica leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Don Hamilton of the home, one daughter, Lacey Hamilton and son in law Doug Carsey, one son, Erik Gabel and daughter in law, Regina Moore all of Waldron, Arkansas. Monica will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many friends and loved ones. Monica's life celebration was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 November 2006 & 8 November 2006
PAUL E. HAMLIN

Paul E. Hamlin, son of Lee and Edna (Thomas) Hamlin, was born Feb. 20, 1939 at the family farm in the Honey Hill community of Stillwell, OK. He passed from death into eternal life after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 8 days. He served his country proudly in the United States Army in Germany. he was a dedicated employee to the Kansas City Southern Railroad. He also farmed, raising cattle and horses on the family farm in Honey Hill. Paul retired in 1999, at which time he and Lynda moved to Howe. He enjoyed his role both as husband, father and Papa. Paul met the Lord on Oct. 18, 2005 and was faithful to attend the First Step of Faith Church in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Boyd "Gabby" Hamlin. He is survived by his faithful wife, Lynda, of the home in Howe; his daughters, Charla Richards and husband Randy, Jodi Simmons and husband Jack and Paula "Sam" McCarter and husband Randy; his grandchildren, Dustin Petree, Chad Richards, Eryn West, Spencer Simmons, Cody McCarter and Cannon McCarter; and great-grandsons, Hunter and Austin Petree, all of Stillwell, Okla. Paul is also survived by one brother, Bill Hamlin and wife Helen of Owasso, OK; five sisters, Effie Pettigrew, Pearl Duck, Faye Isaacs and Juanita Miggletto, all of Stillwell, OK; two brothers-in-law, James Lynch and wife Jeanette of Poteau and Glen Lynch and wife Pat of Wister; sister-in-law, Ann Pottridge and husband Gary of Bates, aR; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Worship Center in Stillwell, OK, with Bro. Leon Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Honey Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Stillwell, OK.

The Waldron News
7 November 2012
ORVILLE E. HAMMAN

Orville E. Hamman, age 82, of Parks, ARkansas passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Mena. He was born September 19, 1930 in Homer, Michigan to the late Arlo Hamman and the late Marion Stanley Hamman. He was united in marriage to the late Katherine Walker Hamman. He was a mason in the construction business and was also a veteran, serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed. He is survived by daughters Kay Myers of Humble, Texas, Barbara Henning and husband Ed of Zephyhills, Florida, Janet Delgado and husband Ronald of Humble, Texas, Rebecca Curtis and husband Chad of Zephyrhills, Florida, Linda McGill and husband Tom of Gouverneur, New York, Sons, Orville Hamman, Jr. and wife Sally of Naples, New York, Frederick Hamman, Daniel Hamman of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sisters, Ramona Marshall of Michigan, Arlone Renfro of Michigan, Patricia Smurr of Michigan, Marsha Mulkey of Michigan; 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlo and Marion Hamman, his wife, Katherine Hamman, and 2 sisters, Dana Weaver and June Bronson. Memorial services was Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Parks United Methodist Church with Reverend Peggy Catron officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
SHELLI ANN "SELF" HAND

Shelli Ann "Self" Hand, 40, of Aurora, CO, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in Aurora, CO. She was a software tester. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Wayne Self. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Hand of the home; four daughters, Elizabeth Davis of Aurora, CO, Emily Davis of Aurora, CO, Anna Black of Littleton, CO and Rachel Witt of Aurora, CO; two sisters, Amy Lester of Fort Smith, AR and Carrie Self-Dowdy of Van Buren, AR; three brothers, Darin Self of Fort Smith, AR, John Self of Van Buren, AR and Thomas Rotenberry of Greenwood, AR; mother, Jo Ann Rotenberry of Greenwood, AR; paternal grandparents, Ruth and Bill Self of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
19 November 2003
TRIXIE HANEY

Trixie Haney, 83, of Heavener, OK died Monday, November 17, 2003 in Poteau, OK. She was a long time resident of the area, member of the Big Creek Baptist Church and Haw Creek Quilting Club. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Reichert Cemetery in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. She is survived by three sisters, Laura Wofford of Webbers Falls, OK, Faye Mayo of Tulsa, OK and Estell of Shawnee, OK; two brothers, George Dedmon of Salina, OK and L.D. Dedmon of Tulsa, OK; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Haney and three brothers.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
MARTHA ELVINA HANKINS

Martha Elvina Hankins, 76, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012. She was a long time resident of Waldron and served as County Clerk for several years. She was a life long member of the Mt. Moriah Church. Martha leaves behind two daughters, Melissa Honel of Canadian, Oklahoma, Cindy Taylor-Qualls of Memphis, Tennessee; one son, Charles E. Hankins, Jr., eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral and visitation dates and times have not been decided.

The Waldron News
21 April 2004
JOE O. HANNA, JR.

Joe Hanna passed away at home, surrounded by the family that loved him and he loved, on April 14, 2004. He was 82. He was a tough, quiet, gentle, loving man. He was born in Gainesville, Texas on September 23, 1924, the oldest child of Joe o. and Lillie (Martin) Hanna. In life, he helped deine and was defined by, the Greatest Generation. He endured the Great Depression as a young man, helping his family farm in hardscrabble East Texas. he joined the Army in September, 1941. he was trained for artillery and, in that capacity, witnessed the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor from nearby Schofield Barracks. he remained in the Pacific Theater until he volunteered for flight school in early 1944. He arrived at Fort Hood, Texas among the flood of volunteers that were mostly reassigned to infantry. He was trained to administer field hospitals and spent the remainder of the war working in the 119th General Hospital in England that treated wounded from the European theater. He was discharged in late summer 1945, shortly after VE day. After the war he met Gracie Beatrice "Bea" (Hunt) Hanna, the love of his life, and married her on September 14, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas. He moved west from rural Arkansas, first to California and then in 1954 to Springfield, Oregon. He worked for and retired from Weyerhauser's Springfield timber operations. He spent 24 years as a timber faller. He moved to Lakeside, Oregon in 1988 after retirement and fished, watched the Atlanta Braves and enjoyed his family. He moved to Salem, Oregon in 2003 to be nearer to his children. He is survived by Bea Hanna, his wife of 57 years; his children, George Owens (wife Mary) of Bend, OR, Jean McKinney of Astoria; Joe T. Hanna (wife Judy) of Eugene, Gresielda "GR" Castillo of Salem, and Gordon Hanna of Salem; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Jim Hanna, Willis "Butch" Hanna and Jerry Hanna, all of Waldron, Arkansas; and sisters Betty Byford of Boles, AR, Billie Cox of Fort Smith, AR, Joyce Byford of Waldron, AR and Peggy Collins of Paragould, AR. There was a graveside service at Springfield Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Oregon. His family will miss the twinkle in his eye and the mischief in his grin.

Scott County Times
20 August 2003
KENNY HANNA

Waldron--Kenneth Bryan Hanna was born December 12, 1960 in Paragould, Arkansas and died Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 1 day. Kenny married Carolyn Davis on August 1, 1980 and they happily made their home near Waldron their entire married life. He loved his Lord, his family, being a farmer and playing music with all his friends. Kenny was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church but for the last 20 months had made Waldron Free Will Baptist his church home. While there, he was a beloved member of The Lighthouse Gospel Singers where he played his fiddle and doghouse bass. He was a former employee of Waldron Tractor, the State Highway Department, and former owner of Hanna Shavings. He and Carolyn own Redbud Valley Farm and for 16 years have grown pullets for OK Farms. Besides playing music, there wasn't anything he loved doing more than growing chickens and taking care of his cows. Services were held Saturday, August 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Galinato and Brother Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Burial was at Square Rock Cemetery near his home in Waldron. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; and all his grandparents, Joe and Lillie Hanna, Ray and Helen Fortson and Lillie Fortson, formerly of Monette, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 23 years, Carolyn; his son, Michael, 9; his parents, Jim and Lea (Fortson) Hanna of Waldron; his mother-in-law, Lorene Davis of Waldron; a sister, Elainea and Joe Allen of Parks; one brother, James and Ginger Hanna of Fort Smith; nephews, Brad Davis, Brian Davis, Jimmy Hanna, Charlie Allen and Indy Luther; nieces, Belinda Davis, Traci Davis, Jenny Hanna, Hannah Allen and Montana Hanna; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of dear friends. Pallbearers were Brian Davis, Brad Davis, Darwin Bickfor, John Barry Laird, Bill Needham and Glen Dale Sparks. Honorary pallbearers were Burl Williams, James Hogge, Bill Sanders, Harry McMahan, David Powell, Steve Flemming and Stan Brewer. Memorial contributions may be made to Scott County's Relay for Life team Kenny's Krusaders/ Charlie's Angels (account at Chambers Bank), Square Rock Cemetery Fund or the Gideon Bible Ministry c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958. His wonderful fellow classmates of the Waldron High School Class of 1979 have also set up a Michael Ray Hanna Educational Fund for his son's college education at Community National Bank in Waldron.

Scott County Times
21 March 2001
WYNEMA HANNA

Wynema Hanna, 86, of Hemet, California, formerly of Mansfield died March 11, 2001 in Hemet. She was a homemaker and a Baptist and the widow of Kermit Hanna. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, March 15, 2001 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Melba Stugart of Hemet, California; one son, Jack Hanna of Newberry Springs, California; one brother, Lister Stinebaugh of Dayton, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Billy Stugart and Jennifer Casseli; four great-grandchildren, Heather and Stephanie Stugart and Catelin and Michael Casseli.

Scott County Times
2 July 2003
GERALD HAPTONSTALL

Waldron--Gerald Vinson Haptonstall, 32, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 24, 2003 in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was a construction worker, a Baptist and is preceded in death by his son Jerry Jr. A private funeral service will be held with burial at Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. [Copied as written.] He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; one daughter, Selena of the home; parents, Lonny & Bonnie Haptonstall of Waldron; one sister, Lori Gilliam of Sioux City, Iowa; two brothers, Mark Haptonstall of Ft. Smith and Tim Haptonstall of Dallas, Texas.

The Waldron News
June 10, 1998
BERNICE DIANA HARBERSON

Bernice Diana Harberson, 86, of Waldron, died Thursday, June 5, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include five sons: Bobby Harberson, of Boles, Billy Harberson, of Pensacola, Florida, Kenneth Harberson, of Cabot, Charles Harberson, of Searcy, and Douglas Harberson, of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Slagle, Troy House, Carl Reed, Wally Strother, James Russell and Allen Stovall. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Harberson and Tommy Williams. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 December 2011
BOBBY DELL HARBERSON

Bobby Dell Harberson of Boles, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, December 2, 2011 in a Waldron nursing home. Bobby was born December 17, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Loyd Delmore Harberson and Bernice Diane (Lester) Harberson. Bobby was 79 years, 11 months and 16 days old. Bobby was the oldest of five boys. In his early years Bobby loved to fly remote controlled air planes. On December 22, 1954 he married the love of his life Erma Cates Harberson. They were married for 54 years when Erma went to be with the Lord in July 2009. Bobby retired from the Air Force on February 1, 1971. During his tenure in the Air Force he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was assigned to Headquarters 2854 air base wing at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He was also stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas, Headquarters European Security Region in Germany with the rank of Technical Sergeant. After his retirement, Bobby loved fishing and had it down to an art. His favorite fishing hole was the Waldron City Lake. He loved going to the Parks Senior Center every day and playing dominoes with all his friends. Bobby was a faithful member of Boles Southern Baptist Church. Bobby received commendation for his dedication and commitment to the maintenance and upkeep of the church grounds since the establishment of the church. On behalf of the church May 22, 2011 was proclaimed as Bobby Harberson Day. Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, three daughters, Annette Sims of Boles, Arkansas, Diana Cox and husband Roy of Rudy, Arkansas and Linda Duran and husband Jerry of Waldron, Arkansas and one son, Robert Harberson and wife Diane of Aurora, Colorado. Grandpa will be greatly missed by eight granddaughters, Nikki Buckles, Morena Howell, Stephanie Bock, April Cox, Maryssa Harberson, Rebecca Harberson, Brittany Herberson, and Kelli Wagner. Also going to miss grandpa will be three grandsons, Christopher Cox, Kyle Harberson and Jerry Duran, Jr. Grandpa has also touched the lives of his great grandchildren, Colton Maby, Shawn Cox, Jaren Howell, Dakota Beck, Amanda Duran and Lucy Duran. Bobby is also survived by four brothers, Billy Harberson and wife Dora of Pensacola, Florida, Kenneth Harberson and wife Brenda of Cabot, Arkansas, Charles Harberson of Searcy, Arkansas and Douglas Harberson and wife Barbara of The Woodlands, Texas. Bobby's going home service will be Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Scantling and Jerry Duran officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobby's pallbearers will be Pat Ray Biggs, Eddie Atnip, Justin Cole, Bob Slagle, Don Wright and Albert Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Slagle, Tommy Harberson and Tommy Williams. Bobby's visitation was held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobby's family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
15 July 2008
ERMA REA HARBERSON
September 21, 1931 - July 6, 2009

Erma Rea Harberson, 77, of Boles, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired postal worker, a member of the Boles Volunteer Fire Department and a Girl Scout leader. Erma was a member of the Boles Southern Baptist Church, and had been a member since the church was built. She enjoyed working in the church where she served as a Sunday school secretary, and helped in many other areas of the church. Erma is survived by her husband Bobby Harberson of the home; son Robert Harberson and wife Diane; daughters Annette Sims, Diana Cox and husband Roy, and Linda Duran and husband Jerry; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; one sister Wanda Williams and husband Tommy. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bill Slagle, Bob Slagle, Tommy Harberson, Pat Ray Biggs, Albert Rogers and Chuck Wright.

The Waldron News
3 August 2005
WILMA MAE HARBERSON

Wilma Mae Harberson, 92, of Waldron,Arkansas died Tuesday, July 25, 2005 in her home. She was a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2005 at Bush Church with burial at Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Nell Hunicutt of Gravelly, Arkansas; one sister, Honor Bunt of McCray, Arkansas; one brother, Carthel Hughes of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shawn Green, Mike Sayre, Eric Green, Aaron Green, John Ferguson and Bobby Harberson. Honorary pallbearers were Stephen Sayre and Ron Sayre.

The Waldron News
June 10, 1998
NADINE ALEXANDER HARDIN

Nadine Alexander Hardin, 74, of Poteau, Oklahoma died Friday, June 5, 1998 at her residence. She was a former resident of Heavener and a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 1998 at Memorial Park in Heavener, Oklahoma. Survivors include one son, Raymond Grimes, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters: Beulah Raley, of Poteau, Oklahoma and Jean Hall, of Waldron; one sister-in-law, Wanda Alexander, of Poteau, Oklahoma; two grandchildren: Teresa Turner and Brenda Collins; several nieces and nephews and three great-grandchildren. Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
ROBERT HARDIN

Robert Leroy Hardin, age 63, of Needmore, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2002 in his home. He was born October 25, 1939, in Atoka, Oklahoma, to the late Roy Lawrence Hardin and the late Edith Self Hardin. He was united in marriage to Linda Wray. Mr. Hardin was the District Representative for Pacific Gas and Electric. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Waldron Lodge, a Shriner, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hardin was sent for cremation. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 3 pm at the Ouachita Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Needmore with Brother George Crump officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. He is survived by his wife Linda Hardin of Needmore, Arkansas; one son Robert J. and his wife Teresa Hardin of Needmore, Arkansas; two brothers, Billy Joe Hardin and John Hardin both of Gilroy, California and one grandson, Tucker Lawrence Hardin of Needmore, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
14 May 2003
EDGAR HARP

Edgar James (E.J.) Harp, 76, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Saturday, Mary 10, 2003 near Mansfield. He was a resident of County Road 203 where he was born and raised. He loved his family home place so much he took over the family farm and became an avid farmer and cattle rancher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield where he took an active role for over forty years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, arrangements made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; three daughters, Anna Lou Graves of Abbott, Arkansas, Lavonn Thompson of Mansfield and Elaine Greene of Ft. Smith; two sons, Billy E. Harp of Bakersfield, California and Johnny J. Harp of Hartford, Arkansas; two sisters, Loeva Simpson of Ft. Smith, and Nona Lee Little of Mansfield; fourteen grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bruce Pyles, Floyd Coward, Stuart Gowin, Brooks Godwin, Eddie Jo Wooten and Dorell Elmore. Honorary pallbearers were Senior Adult Mens Searchers Sunday School Class.

The Waldron News
4 April 2012
WILLIAM R. "BUD" HARPER
Former Sebastian County
Judge Bud Harper Dies

William R. "Bud" Harper, 81, the former Sebastian County Judge and former directorof the Arkansas Department Emergency Managament under Gov. Mike Huckabee died of an apparent heart attack last week while mowing the grass at his Fort Smith home. Harper, who served for 16 years as Sebastian County Judge, was director of Arkansas' emergency services on Sept. 11, 2001. Harper was a 1957 graduate of Arkansas Tech University and was inducted into the university's Hall of Distinction in 1999. In 1979 he began the first of two terms on the Sebastian County Quorum Courtand was electedto the post of County Judge in 1983. He served in this capacity for 16 years until he was appointed to Gov. Mike Huckabee's Cabinet as Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and served from 1997-2003. During this time he was the point man for Homeland Security in Arkansas. At the time of his death, Harper was serving as the campaign chairman for Mat Pitsch, who is running for the District 76 House and against incumbent Rep. Denny Altes, R-Fort Smith. He was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church where he was very active and served in many roles including several terms as Church Council President. He currently was serving on the Church Council. Recently he served as Chair of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees, and was the 1999 recipient of "Outstanding Alumnus of Arkansas Tech University" Hall of Distinction. Harper was Past President of the National Council of ElectedCounty Executives, National Association of Counties Board of Directors, Do-Chairman of NACO's Taxation and Finance Steering Committee, NACO Programs Committee, member of Anthony Commission Action Committee, NACO Ad Hoc Committee on Aging, and Regional Chairman for the National Organization on Disability. He served on the executive board and was past President of the Arkansas County Judge's Association, was past Vice President of the Association of Arkansas Counties Risk Management Fund Board of Directors, AAC Finance Committee and Resolutions Committee Chairman, Chairman of the Constitutional Amendment Committee, Arkansas Waterways Coalition Board of Directors. Harper is survived by his wife Jo Harper, his son Dr. Mitchell R. Harper and wife Robin of Fort Smith, his daughter Kimberly Jo White and husband Brad White of Fort Woth, Texas; a sister Betty Griggs and grandchildren William Reynolds, Sarah Jo Reynolds, John Reynolds, Elizabeth Harper, Chandler Harper, Blake White and Sarah White, nephews Ross Griggs and wife Cindy, Dana Parker, and nieces DebbieVerdon and husband Stewart, Pattie Steinmetz, and Peggy Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Helen O'Neal and Dorris Parker, and grandson Jeremy Harper.

The Waldron News
Sept 2, 1998
ELSIE EARL HARRINGTON

Elsie Earl Harrington, 80, of Bienville, Louisiana, died Monday, August 24, 1998 in a Ruston, Louisiana hospital. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Shirley Haga, of California, Margie Sue Bottoms, of Bienville, Louisiana and Wanda Bobo, of Ratcliff; five sons: Earl Stanley Bottoms, of Nashville, Tennessee, Bobby Ray Bottoms, of California, Arthur Lewis Bottoms, of Conroe, Texas, Ronnie Bottoms, of Boston, Massachusetts and Larry Allen Moore, of California; two sisters: Barbara Huston, of Waldron and Betty Jo Lee, of Waldron; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brian Bottoms, Robert Bobo, Ralph Cherry, Chris Bobo, Alan Brown and Adam Bobo. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
August 26, 1998
ELSIE EARL HINES HARRINGTON

Elsie Earl Hines Harrington, formerly of Waldron, passed away on Monday, August 24, 1998 at Ruston, Louisiana. She is the daughter of the late Emmett E. Hines, of Waldron. Funeral services are pending, internment will be at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron.

The Waldron News
5 August 2009
AUDREY LOIS HARRIS
January 22, 1924 - July 29, 2009

Audrey Lois Harris, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. Audrey is survived by her son Kenneth Harris and wife Karen of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Donnie Joe and wife Angie Hill, Theresa and husband Carl Long, Tonya and husband Guy Harris, Amber and husband Rusty Craig; six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Audrey is preceded in death by her husband Marion Harris, daughter Carolyn Jo Hill and son-in-law Donald Gene Hill. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Rusty Craig, Carl Long, Guy Harris, Josh Edwards, Quinton Tallmadge and Donnie Joe Hill.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
GUY DEWAYNE HARRIS

Guy Dewayne Harris, 48, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a construction worker, a logger and of the Baptist faith. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Carmen Harris of the home; one daughter, Myra Crump and husband George of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Mark Harris and wife Tiffany of Waldron, AR; three step children, Trista Richmond of Waldron, AR, J.D. Cox of Waldron, AR and Kelley Cox of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, Cameron Harris, Carley Harris, Clayton Crump and Ben Crump; his mother, Ruby Harris of Waldron, AR; one sister, Alice Carmack and husband David of Oden, AR; one niece, Crystal Hill and husband Carl; four nephews, Bucky Harris, Guy M. Harris, Logan Harris and Calan Carmack; one great niece, Kirsten Hill; one great nephew, Jacob Hill; one sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Harris. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Junior Harris and one brother, Clyde Lee Harris, Sr. Pallbearers were Rusty Craig, Logan Harris, J.D. Newberry, Mark Harris, George Crump, Mark Oliver, Greg Davis and Guy Harris. Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Cox, William Owens, Buck Harris, Junior Newman, J.C. Helms, Roger Leeper, J.T. Helms, Calan Carmack, Carl Hill, Jeremy Metcalf and Jerry Bobby Metcalf.

The Waldron News
7 March 2007
HELEN CAVINESS HARRIS

Helen Caviness Harris, born November 14, 1910 in Gravelly, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 in a Dardanelle, Arkansas nursing home. She was the wife of the late Fred E. Harris and the daughter of an early pioneer Yell County family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Caviness of Gravelly, Arkansas. She was a Waldron resident for 66 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Good Morning Group. She served as treasurer for several years for the United Methodist Women. She attended the Academy at Central College in Conway, Arkansas for two years, and then transferred to the University of Central Arkansas also in Conway. She was a charter member of the Waldron Garden Club and served as president for 4 years. She organized the Junior Garden Club of Waldron and served as their sponsor. She enjoyed playing Bridge and belonged to the same club from 1933 to 1955. She taught school in Gravelly, her first year and then in Forester where she met Fred. They were married in 1933 and celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1983. Helen and Fred didn't have any children, but they do have a foster son, Shane Bennoch, who Fred met in Ireland when Shane was 4 years old. They kept in touch with him and his family until Shane was 18 years old then he came (to) live with them. He is now a Doctor in Boliver, Missouri. He has two children Shannon of Seattle, Washington and Kevin of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has many nieces and nephews, Georgiana Tatum, Betty Grace Brown, Virginia Ann Bobrick, Bob Caviness, Fred Burnett, Jr., W.E. Stevenson, Bette Newborn, Bill Cox, Emily Gilbert, Susan Richmond, Patsy Vaughn and Sally Butler; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
JOYCE HARRIS

Joyce Harris, 68, Huntington, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, Augst 12, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Joyce was born October 4, 1941 in Pocola, Oklahoma to the late Cecil Odeas Kannady and Dennie Myrtle (Clay) Kannady. She worked at Bost in Witcherville, Arkansas. Joyce is survived by one son, Mark Harris and wife Sherry of Huntington, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Chase Harris, Jarrett Harris, Bethany Redmon, Caleb Redmon; one sister, Dovie Jenkins of Waco, Texas; three brothers, Elton Kannady of Arkoma, Oklahoma, Hilton Kannady of Pocola, Oklahoma, Allen Kannady of Pocola, Oklahoma. Joyce's funeral service was held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the Huntington First Assembly of God with Rev. Randy Cauthran officiating. Interment was in the Huntington Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Harris, one son, Lyndell Harris. Pallbearers will be Shannon Kannady, Sheldon Kannady, Allen Kannady, Eric Kannady, William Walker and Jimmy Harris.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
MARION HARRIS

Marion Harris, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, January 26, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired sawmill worker, a veteran of WWII and a Pentecostal. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Lois Harris, one daughter Carolyn Jo and son-in-law Donald G. Hill of Waldron, Arkansas, one son, Kenneth E. and daughter-in-law Karren Harris of Waldron, Arkansas, six sisters, Cleo Wiles of Ochelata, Oklahoma, Emma Barringer of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Frankie Thacker of Howe, Oklahoma, Mollie Liska of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Eva King of Heavener, Oklahoma, and Lavonne Dehart of Heavener, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Donald J. Hill, Teresa Long, Tonya Parson, Amber Harris, all of Waldron, Arkansas, eight great-grandchildren, Darlynda, Wendi, Calvin, Tyler, Lanie, Dennis, Amanda and Jason. A graveside service was held Monday, January 29, 2001 at 2:00 pm with burial at Duncan Cemetery, Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Donald J. Hill, Carl Long, Frank Parsons, Rusty Craig, John Kuhlman, David Jett and Robert Jett.

Scott County Times
6 December 2000
NOLAN HARRIS

Nolan Ray Harris, 56, of Huntington, died December 1, 2000 at his home in Huntington. He was of the Assembly of God faith and was preceded in death by his son, Lyndell Harris. Funeral services were December 4, 2000 at Huntington Assembly of God Church in Huntington with burial at Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; one son, Mark Harris of Mansfield; four [only 3 listed] sisters, Irma Hunt, Nova Powell, and Shirley Walker all of Huntington; four brothers, Billy, Bobby and Johnny Harris all of Huntington and Dolan Harris of Morrow, AR; two grandchildren, Chase and Jarrett Harris of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Eric, Allen, Shannon and Sheldon Kannady, Robert Horne and Jerry Gossett.

The Waldron News
19 June 2013
REBECCA LOUISE HARRIS

Rebecca Louise Harris passed from this life, Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Rebecca was born January 26, 1959 to Udell Wayne Harris and Roberta Louise (Rice) Harris in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Rebecca was 54 years, 4 months and 21 days old. Rebecca leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Roberta Harris; one brother, Robert W. Harris and wife Debbie of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. As well as three nieces, Audra M. Harris, Shannon L. Harris and Rebecca Carolan. Rebecca will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Rebecca is preceded in death by her father, Udell Harris. Rebecca's life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Birdsview United Methodist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 February 2009
RUBY ALICE HARRIS

Ruby Alice Harris, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born June 3, 1933 to Clyde and Lily Leeper in Hon, Arkansas. Ruby worked as a cook for the Waldron School System for 20 years. When she retired from the school system she went to work for the Area Agency on Aging for another 10 years. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Alice and David Carmack; a daughter-in- law, Mary Harris and husband Harold; two granddaughters, Crystal and Carl Hill, Myra and George Crump; five grandsons, Bucky Harris, Guy and Tonya Harris, Calan Carmack, Mark and Tiffany Harris, Logan and Jacque Harris; 7 great grandchildren, Jacob Hill, Kirstin Hill, Owen Hill, Cameron Harris, Carley Harris, Clayton and Benjamin Crump. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Guy Jr. Harris, her parents Clyde and Lily Leeper, two sons, Clyde Lee Harris and Guy Dewayne Harris, brother Pete Leeper, and sister Annie Helms. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 4, 2009 from 6:00 pm thru 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Calan Carmack, Mark Harris, Logan Harris, Guy Harris, Rusty Craig, J.D. Newberry, George Crump and Clayton Crump. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Hill, Jr. Newman, Danny Newman, J.C. Helms, J.T. Helms, Jim Wilmath, Bucky Harris, Willy Newman, Roger Leeper, Ronnie Smith, Raymond Dale Clopton and Jimmy Graham.

The Waldron News
Sept 23, 1998
WILLIAM P. (BILL) HARRIS, JR.

William P. (Bill) Harris, Jr., 78, of Waldron, died Thursday, September 17,1998 in his home. He was retired from Harris Motor Company, a life-time member of Waldron First Baptist Church, a member of Blue Lodge #132 having received his 50 year pin last year, Western Arkansas Scottish Rite, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Schmitar Shrine. Mr. Harris was a naval aviator during World War II and received two presidential citations, having flown missions from two famous aircraft carriers, the "Bunker Hill" and "Essex". He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal and attained the rank of Lieutenant. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeff Richmond. Memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at a later date in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; three daughters and their husbands: Susan and Johnny Richmond, of Glenwood, Patsy and Charlie Vaughan, of Waldron and Sally and Jim Butler, of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one sister, Ida M. Stevenson, of Little Rock, four grandchildren: John Patrick Richmond, of Kansas City, Missouri, Will Vaughan, of Fort Smith, Charlie Vaughan, of Waldron and Savanna Vaughan, of Waldron; two great- grandchildren: Reece Vaughan and Jackson Richmond. Honorary pallbearers were Waldron First Baptist Church Adult 4 Sunday school class. Memorial contributions may be made to Waldron First Baptist Bus Fund, Waldron Methodist Church, The Gideons, Duncan Cemetery in care of Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron AR or charity of donor's choice. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
July 1, 1998
BILLY L. HARRISON

Billy L. Harrison, 66, of Huntington, died Saturday, June 27, 1998 in a local hospital. He was a retired saw mill worker. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July I at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown, Arkansas. Survivors include his wife, Betty, and one brother, Robert Harrison, of Mansfield. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
15 September 2004
EDNA ELIZABETH GRAY HARRISON

Edna Elizabeth Gray Harrison, 89, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in North Little Rock.She was born January 2, 1915 in Bates to Thomas J. Gray and Beulah Ann Bethal Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband Claud W. Harrison; one brother, Thomas J. Gray, Jr., and one sister, Cordelia Matthews. She is survived by her daughters, Claudia J. Hamilton and her husband Jack of Little Rock and JoAnn Richmond and her husband Andy of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Keith Hamilton and his wife Laura, Todd Richmond and his wife Leanna, Chad Richmond and his wife Lisa, and Jonathan Richmond and his wife Lauren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jean Roderick of Houston, Texas; one brother, Buddy Gray of Waldron and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Harrison attended Waldron schools and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. She spent her working career as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Eastern Star, Garden Club and Bridge Club. She was a longtime member of Waldron Methodist Church and taught a children's Sunday School Class. Her interests included fishing, cooking, flower gardening and feeding the many birds in her yard. She loved being with children -- especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed caring for them, playing with them, and watching them grow. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. A memorial service was held Friday, September 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home followed by burial at Duncan Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock for their care and kindness. Memorials may be made to the Waldron Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Arkansas at 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-1409.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
INA MAE HARRISON

Ina Mae Harrison, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Zondra Ramey and husband James of Mt. View, AR; two sons, Eddie Harrison of Waldron, AR and George Harrison and wife Janey of Scranton, AR; six grandchildren, Marsha Ross of Charleston, AR, Brad Harrison of Plainview, AR, Chris Harrison of Fayetteville, AR, Allen Harrison of Scranton, AR, John Ramey of Tuscaloosa, AL and LeeAnn Farmer of Arley, AL; six (great) grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
1 April 2009
JUANITA HARRISON
Nov. 23, 1917-March 30, 2009

Juanita Harrison, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son Jimmy Harrison of Greenwood, AR; son-in-law Bill Hutchens; four grandchildren Kevin Harrison, Ray Harrison, Russell Hutchens and Donnie Wayne Hutchens; 3 great grandchildren Conner Harrison, Ashley Harrison, Sam Hutchens and one great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband Harley Harrison, daughter Brenda Hutchens and son Larry Harrison. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the Haw Creek Baptist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Jack Yancy, Lenny Lott, Freddie Ridenhour, Stuart Byford, Mike Stringer and Donnie Owen.

Scott County Times
1 May 2002
LARRY HARRISON

Larry Don Harrison, 62, of Waldron died Thursday, April 25, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired farmer and the owner of Harrison Contractors and a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Harrison and a sister, Brenda Hutchens. Memorial services were held at 2 pm Saturday, April 27, 2002 at the Waldron United Methodist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Mary Sue; two daughters, Debbie Harrison of Mustang, Oklahoma and Shara Saucier of Fort Smith; one step- daughter, Nicole Falconer of Waldron; three sons, Jalon, Allen and Logan Falconer of the home; his mother, Juanita Harrison of Waldron; one brother, Jimmy Harrison of Greenwood, Arkansas; three grandchildren; and his aunt and uncle Huston and Della Beaty of Waldron.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
MADISON JANE HARRISON
April 15, 2009 - April 15, 2009

Madison Jane Harrison, infant daughter of Whitney Justice and Brandon Harrison passed from this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in a Mena, Arkansas hospital. Madison is survived in addition to her parents, by her maternal grandfather, Brian Justice of Waldron, Arkansas, paternal grandmother, Vickie Slater of Waldron, paternal grandfather, James Harrison of Texas, maternal great grandmother, Carolyn Jane Burnett of Waldron, Arkansas, maternal great grandfather, Larry Justice and his wife Gaylene of waldron, Arkansas, maternal great-great grandmother, Maxine Cheesman of Waldron, Arkansas, paternal great grandparents, James Harrison, Sr. and Edith Hirth, maternal great-great grandfather, Charlie Justice of Booneville, Arkansas; one aunt and three uncles. She was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Seliea Justice and paternal grandparents Barbara and Lee Jo Slater. Madison's funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Free officiating with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lance Justice, Shane Justice, Tyler Dickens and Bobby Hancock.

Scott County Times
24 January 2001
PAULINE HARRISON

Pauline Harrison, 83, of Huntington, Arkansas [died] on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church for 65 years, a member of the Huntington Cemetery Association and the widow of Edward Harrison, Jr. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Reed of Mansfield; one son, Paul Harrison of Keller, Texas; one sister, Leona Repass of Huntington; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Repass, Charles Repass, Donald Williams, Joe Bonds, Larry Waggoner, Winston Waggoner and John Reed.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
ROY GLEN HARRISON

Roy Glen Harrison, age 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Roy Glen was born June 26, 1933 to the late Roy and Edith Harrison. Roy Glen was retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory and was a cattle farmer for many years. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church of Waldron, Arkansas. Roy Glen is survived by his wife Doris of 59 years; two sons Glen Harrison and wife Wanda of Hon, Arkansas, Danny Harrison and wife Carla of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Betty Smith and husband Melvin of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Bob Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandsons Doug Harrison of Woodbury, Tennessee, Greg Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas; one granddaughter Shawna Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas; one great grandson Dylan Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas, and a host of many other family and friends. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by one sister Wanda Underwood. Roy Glen's funeral service was Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers were Dylan Harrison, Arnold Williams, Paul Williams, James Smith, David Harrison and Lester Smith, Jr. Roy's visitation was Monday, August 8, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
21 July 2004
JOHN ROBERT HART

Word was received here of the death of John Robert Hart. He was born January 31, 1897 in Waldron,Arkansas. He passed away Friday, July 2, 2004, Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 107. Funeral services were held at the United Pentecostal Church in Okemah, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Bill Shirel officiating. Interment was at Likowski Cemetery in Pharoah, Oklahoma with the funeral directed by Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah, Oklahoma. Uncle John was born in Waldron, Arkansas. His mother died at his birth. He said an aunt took care of him at the beginning. He weighed only two and a half pounds at birth but was destined to live in three centuries. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and the American Legion. He served his country with the United States Army during World War I. He left Waldron at age 13 to go to Okemah to work on a farm. In fact he proved to be a man of the soil until retirement. Even growing large patches of vegetables after he moved into town. He came back to Waldron, for a time where he married his first wife. They had a son, J.C. Hart. That marriage failed. He and his young son headed back to Oklahoma and the farm. Working on the same farm was a family by the name of Martin. They had a daughter, Myrtle, who also worked there. Like the Biblical story of Ruth and Boaz, John wanted to make her work a little easier and worked harder to do this. As they became better acquainted they found they had other things in common. Each had a previous marriage and each had a child. On March 16, 1966, John, 49, and Myrtle, age 23, were married. Besides his parents, Thomas Allen Hart and Rose M. (Dipboye) Hart and several siblings, John is preceded in death by two sons and one daughter. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle of 57 years, seven sons and four daughters, 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The Waldron News
1 March 2000
JOANN ALINE HARVEY

JoAnn Aline Harvey, 56, of Hartford, Arkansas died Monday, February 28, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Packsaddle Church. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 29 at Packsaddle Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Liz Jamison of Sand Springs, OK, Dawn Deaton of Hartford, AR and Laura Hyde of Hartford, AR; two sons, James Harvey and Larry Harvey both of Waldron; her mother, Effie Beck of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Martha Probes of Tulsa, OK and Debra Ballew of Oak Hurst, OK; four brothers, Larry Newman of Sapulpa, OK, Rick Newman of Bixby, OK, Johnny Newman of Sapulpa, OK and Steve Newman of Tulsa, OK; and 17 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Rogers, Allan Plowman, Brian Justice, William Himes and Bradley Himes.

The Waldron News
2 February 2011
ELLA NORTON HARVILL

Ella Norton Harvill, age 83, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at her home. She was born February 3, 1927 in Waldron to the late Fred and Paralee Barnard Norton. Mrs. Harvill was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Harvill; one son, Jerry Harvill; four brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Harvill is survived by one son, Ronald Harvill of Pine Bluff; one sister, Lorene Norton Davis of Waldron; three grandchildren, Angela Harvill, Terry Harvill and Melanie Cahill; four great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Oak Park Free Will Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
BETTY E. HARWELL

Betty Harwell, age 76 of Muskogee died on Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at the Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee with Reverend Monty Baggett officiating. Burial was at 3:30 p.m. at the Untington Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas. Betty was born to John Frederick and Rose Lee (Bryant) Floyd on April 9, 1931 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Betty moved to Muskogee, Oklahom in 1966 from Checotah. She was a member of the Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee and she worked as the church secretary for 11 years. Betty was married to Jim Harwell for over 43 years. Prior to Jim's death in 1993, Betty worked with Jim for 10 years at Automotive Incorporated. She was an avid Razorback fan and she loved basketball. She enjoyed being outdoors working in the yard when she could get the opportunity. Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jim, brother Larry Floyd and sister Nadine Button. She is survived by one daughter, Teri Jacobs and her husband Bruce of Muskogee. One brother, John Floyd and wife Linda of Rochester, New York. Two sisters, Linda Fields and husband Gerald of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Freda Strang and husband Bill of Uniontown, Arkansas. One grandchild, Lacy Jacobs. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends who are sure to miss her. The family has requested memorials to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 6465 S. Yale, Ste. 623, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136 or the Southeast Baptist Church building fund at 2511 S.E. Hancock, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Damme, Jack Fletcher, Bruce Jacobs, Bob Lee, Bryant Walker and Dennis Watson. Funeral service arrangements were under the direction of Shipman's Muskogee Funeral Service, 1325 North York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Public visitation for Betty will begin on Monday afternoon until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
November 25, 1998
EARNEST M HARWELL

Earnest M. Harwell, 81, of Waldron died Nov. 18, in his home. He was a retired timber worker and a Veteran of W.W. II. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Nov. 21, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Bicker of Kansas; one nephew, Billy Harwell of Waldron; two sisters, Mary Bearden of Benton, Arkansas, Betty Lassiter of Benton, Arkansas. Pallbearers were William Harwell, Cecil Harwell, Steve Harwell, C.J. Miller, James Yandell, and Tom Evans.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
EUTHA HARWELL

Eutha Mae Harwell, age 54, of Waldron passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2002 in her home. She was a child care provider and a member of Southside Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday December 13, 2002 at 2:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bush Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband Billy Harwell; three sons, James Harwell of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Steve Harwell and Allen Harwell both of Casa, Arkansas; her mother, Betty Brasher of Blue Mountain; one sister Bobby Berry of Driggs, Arkansas; three brothers, Dale Dickens of Blue Mountain, Don Dickens of Magazine and Bill Brasher of Blue Mountain and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 July 2004
JAMES HARWELL

James (Jim) Harwell was born on July 31, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to James Madison and Madlien Mary VanDeWeile Harwell and passed away on July 10, 2004 in Dallas, Texas. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved hacking at a golf ball! He was retired from Availl and Pratt & Whitney Dallas Aero Space. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1966 and was stationed in Korea and Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Sharon Harwell, son Jason Harwell, brothers William Harwell and his wife Sandra, Billy Harwell; sisters Mary Mays and spouse Johnny, Ann Bingham; and numerous other family members. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at Restland Memorial Park and a Memorial Service for Jim will also be held on Monday, July 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Restland Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jim's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
JERRY DALE HARWELL

Jerry Dale Harwell, 63 year old resident of Highfill, Arkansas, died September 1, 2006 at his residence. Born October 4, 1942 in Boothe, Arkansas, he was the son of Gerald Duane and Nadine Trotter. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School in 1961. He moved to Highfill, Arkansas in 1966. He worked as a mechanic for his own business. He also served as mayor of Highfill for eight years, on the Highfill city council for over 20 years, and he started the volunteer fire department for Highfill. He served as the transportation supervisor of Gentry Public Schools and on the Gentry School Board for five years. He was a member of Highfill Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of the home; two daughters, Pam Harwell of Highfill, Arkansas and Stacie Williamson and her husband David of Highfill, Arkansas; three special kids - Lee Bramlette and wife Tami of Texas, Ryan Holland and his wife Lukie of North Platte, Nebraska, and Eric Holland and his wife Amy of Whiteman Air Force Base; three grandchildren, Landon Harwell, Gary David Williamson III, and Austin Dale Williamson, all of Highfill, Arkansas; four sisters, Joyce Qualls and husband PeeWee of Greenwood, Arkansas, Melba Holland and husband Howard of Greenwood, AR, Sharon Martin and husband Jim of Greenwood, AR, and Kay Brown and husband Kenny of Mansfield, AR; one brother, Sam Harwell of Freedom, Arkansas; mother-in-law, Betty "Nanny" Holland of Highfill, AR; brother-in-law, Roger Holland of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Phil and Carolyn Bramlette of Westville, OK; lifelong friend, Johnny Wayne and Melba Cockrall of Fort Smith,Arkansas and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Highfill Methodist Church, Highfill, Arkansas with Rev. Dewey Dikes and Rev. Bruce Holland officiating. Burial followed at Springtown Cemetery in Springtown, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 January 2012
VIRGINIA N. HATCHER

Virginia N. Hatcher, 79, of Fort Smith, died January 9, 2012 in Fort Smith. She was born December 12, 1932 in Dayton, AR to Floyd Ray and Elva Aude Varner Norried. She was a 1950 graduate of Mansfield High School where she was a Basketball Star Player and participated in many school functions. She was the widow of Col. Edward E. Hatcher, a homemaker, a former employee of City National Bank, member of the Fort Smith Optimist Club, and member of the Grand Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Choir. She is survived by three daughters, Melanie Hatcher Hylock of Edina, MN, Marisu Hatcher Neel of Fort Smith, and Holly Hatcher Manlove of Olathe, KS; two sisters, Florine Spain of Bakersfield, CA and Pat Willis of Cherokee, AL; four brothers, Floyd Norried, Jr. of Valley Springs, CA, Winfred Norried of Corning, CA, Jack Norried of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jerry Norried of Red Bluff, CA; and seven grandchildren, Natalie Brooke Neel, Mari Katelyn Neel, Abbey Lauren Neel, Eric Edward Bylock, Evan James Hylock, Breck Aaron Hatcher and Harrison Edward Manlove. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one grandchild, Jonathan Edward Neel. Funeral services were Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial to follow in Roselawn Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Earl J. Hylok, Jake Neel, Mark D. Manlove, Eric Edward Hylok, Evan James Hylock, Breck Aaron Hatcher and Harrison Edward Manlove. Honorary pallbearers were members of the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard. The family greeted friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 - 7 pm. Memorials may be made to the Samaritan Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607-3000, The Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org, or Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
SALLY LOURETHA (BOOTS) HATHAWAY

Sally Louretha (Boots) Hathaway, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord and loved ones who have gone before her. Boots, as we all knew her loved angels, there's no doubt she is an angel now. She passed from this life Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Boots was born September 1, 1929 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Robert Samuel and Vonnie Josephine (Cook) Shores. She was a homemaker. Boots is survived by her dear husband Loy Hathaway whom she loved beyond words. She is also survived by two children, a daughter Peggie Simpson, and a son Kenneth Huens; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Peggie Shores of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by two children, Bobbie Lewis and Elva Taylor. Boots' funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Needmore Cemetery in Needmore, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Larry Shores, Glen Dale Sparks, Keith Rogers, Randy Shores, Arnold Shores and Pete Powell. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 March 2010
C.E. "BUDDY" HATTABAUGH

C.E. "Buddy" Hattabaugh, 83, of Lucas, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 12, 2010 in his home. He was owner of C.E. Hattabaugh Trucking and a member of the Lucas Community Church. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at Pine Log Church with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Barber under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nell, of the home; two daughters, Pam Williams of Elm Park and Susan Morgan of Lucas; two sons, Kenny Hattabaugh of Ione and Randy Hattabaugh of Lucas; four brothers, Loyd Hattabaugh of Elm Park, Van Hattabaugh, Jr. of Elm Park, Howard Lee Hattabaugh of Lake Spur and Bobby Hattabaugh of Fort Smith, and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brenton Townsend, Josh Williams, Jesse Hattabaugh, Derek Morgan, Jerald Hattabaugh and Steve Hattabaugh. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917 and Gideons International, P.O. Box 685, Greenwood, AR 72936.

Scott County Times
8 October 2003
EVA LOU HATTABAUGH

Eva Lou Hattabaugh, 69, of Freedom Creek Community, Arkansas died October 3, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Monday, October 6, 2003 at the Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery at Freedom, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd A. Hattabaugh of the home; one son, David Ray of Elm Park, Arkansas; four sisters, Della Maye Smith of Booneville, Delta Smith of Sugar Grove, Loretta Anzar of Peoria, AZ and Dorothy Posey of Peoria, AZ; three brothers, Hoyt Scantling of Freedom Creek, Donald Scantling of Boise, Idaho and Ronnie Scantling of Bentonville, AR; one grandchild, John David Hattabaugh of Elm Park, and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Jessica Hattabaugh. Pallbearers were John Beasley, Darrell Pyles, Gary Ashford, Darrell Hawthorne, Sam Harwell and Gene Brewer.

The Waldron News
October 7, 1998
JAMES E. HATTABAUGH

James E. Hattabaugh, 86, of Lamont, California, formerly of this area, died August 17, 1998 in California. He was a member of the Lamont Jehovah Witness Church. He was the son of the late Van and Homey Hattabaugh. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Florence Hattabaugh; a daughter, Dolly, and a son, Clifton; sister, Annie Key; two brothers Sonny and Jerry Hattabaugh. Funeral service was August 20, 1998 at the Arvin Funeral Home with burial at Arvin Cemetery in California. He is survived by two daughters: Alice Doctoler, of Lamont, California and Evelyn and son-in-law Archie Selbaugh, of Lamont, California; two sons and daughter-in-laws: Bill and Joyce Hattabaugh, of Lamont, California and James and Judy Hattabaugh, of New Mexico; two sisters: Ruby Brewer, of Booneville and Della Fay Scantling, of Waldron; six brothers: Buddy, Lloyd, Van Jr., Howard Lee Hattabaugh, of Booneville, Bobby Hattabaugh, of Panama, Oklahoma and Kenneth Drewery, of Mansfield, 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
5 March 2008
JEAN HATTABAUGH

Jean Hattabaugh, 39, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with interment at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Mitchell Hattabaugh and daughter, Evani Riley, both of Mansfield; brothers and sisters, Marlee Pinaula of Guam, Mathew Omengebar of Huntsville, TX, Helen Jones of Fayetteville, AR, Fred Bloom of North Richland, TX, Bernie Omengebar of Guam, Rod Bloom of Oklahoma City, OK, Debra Neas of Palau, Donald J. Hill of Waldron, AR, and Elizabeth Montgomery of Waldron, AR; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Rhinehart Silas. Pallbearers were Donald J. Hill, Fred Bloom, Rod Bloom, Quinton Tallmadge, Cleon Omengebar, Greg Aynes and Josh Edwards.

The Waldron News
February 25, 1998
JERRY LEE HATTABAUGH

Jerry Lee Hattabaugh, 61, of Elm Park, Arkansas died Saturday, February 21,1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a dump truck driver, a Baptist and a retired Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 1998 in Freedom Baptist Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery with military honors, near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Marie, of the home; one daughter, Paula Walker, of Fort Smith; three sons: Jerald Hattabaugh and Jerry Don Hattabaugh, both of Elm Park, and James Hattabaugh, of Booth; two sisters: Ruby Brewer, of Elm Park, and Della Fay Scantling, of Waldron; six brothers: Ervil, of Bakersfield, California, Charles, of Lucus, Arkansas, Lloyd, Van and Howard Lee, of Elm Park, and Bobby, of Roland, Oklahoma; four grandchildren: Jared Hattabaugh, Shawn Hattabaugh, Jasmine Hattabaugh and Misty Horn; one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Steve Hattabaugh, Randy Hattabaugh, Mitchell Hattabaugh, Danny Hauabaugh, Gene Brewer and Lance Hattabaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Edmond Brewer, Garry Hattabaugh, Bobby J. Hattabaugh Jr., Robert Dale Hattabaugh and Kenny Hattabaugh. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
31 December 2008
MILDRED RUTH HATTABAUGH

Mildred Hattabaugh, 62, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband Van Junior Hattabaugh of the home; daughter Melissa Feimster; three sons Robert Dale Hattabaugh, Danny Joe Hattabaugh and Van D. Hattabaugh; nine grandchildren Laura Hattabaugh, Marisa Hattabaugh, Seth Feimster, Josh Hattabaugh, Sarah Hattabaugh, Bud Hodgson, Tesha Fricks, Lacie Vo; and two great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Laura Wilson, sister Melba Bagwell and her brother Robert Wilson. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were James Hattabaugh, Jerry Don Hattabaugh, Jerald Hattabaugh, Mitchell Hattabaugh, Gary Hattabaugh and David Hattabaugh.

The Waldron News
August 5, 1998
AARON BENOISE HAWKINS

Aaron Benoise Hawkins, 69, of Greenwood, formerly of Waldron, died Sunday, August 2, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenwood. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include his wife, June, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Donna Rogers and David Rogers, of Fayetteville and Carol Whitson and Donnie Whitson, of Greenwood; one son and daughter-in-law: Eddie Hawkins and Andrea Hawkins, of Greenwood, three sisters: Freeda Rose, of Parks, Eloise Jones, of Midland, Arkansas and Susie Eddins, of Diamond Head, Mississippi; two brothers: Hersel Hawkins, of Santa Clara, California and Milmo Hawkins, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grand children: Josh and Sarah Whitson, Michael and Erin Hawkins and Sam and Hannah Rogers; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Jackie Gilbert, Albert Rogers, Tommy Harberson, Bobby Harberson, Darrell Burdess and Booster Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Marchewski Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church in Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buffalo Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
BOOSTER RENO HAWKINS

Booster Reno Hawkins, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Saturday, December 4, 1999 in a Murfreesboro, Arkansas hospital. He was a Baptist, a veteran of the Korean War, a rancher, owner of a construction company and former Judge of Scott County. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7 at Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Maxine of the home; three daughters, Effie Marie Hawkins of Atlanta, Idaho, Stacy Annette King of Woodland, Washington and Carrisa Suzette Hawkins of the home; one son, Bennie Ollis Hawkins of Waldron, AR; two step-daughters, Bobbie Brown of Waldron, AR and Tammy Lazenby of Russellville, AR; one step-son, Jimmy Knox of Waldron, AR; one brother, John Henry Hawkins of Russellville, AR; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and one nephew, John Benjamin Hawkins. Pallbearers were Eddie Hawkins, Bennie Hawkins, Doug Brown, Jimmy Knox, Greg Lazenby and Nathan Franklin. Honorary pallbearers were James Yandell, John Ben Hawkins, David Hawkins, Joe Edd Hawkins, Dwaine Franklin, Wilford Rose, Patric Trevors, Bruce Campbell, Bobby Hudson and Wade Day.

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
CHARLES HAWKINS

Charles Hoyt Hawkins, 68, of Waldron died Thursday, May 31, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired dental lab technician and an Air Force veteran. No services were held as requested by the deceased. The body was cremated under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Linda Hawkins of the home; four daughters, Debbie Bryan and Lisa Jordan both of Fort Worth, Texas, Jane Roa of Reston, Virginia, and Robin Morris of Excelsior, Arkansas; one son, Russell Wallace of Excelsior, Arkansas; one sister, Nancy King of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, David Hawkins of Fort Worth, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
DOROTHY LEE HAWKINS

Dorothy Lee Hawkins, age 82, was born February 18, 1931 to Levi and Ider Powell Slater in Lamb, Arkansas. She died April 13, 2013 in Stamps, Arkansas. She was a pastor's wife and dedicated United Methodist whose membership was at Parks UMC. She was a wonderful cook and painter. Dorothy loved gardening, flower arranging and other crafts. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond Hawkins, daughter Linda R. Hawkins, brother Bruce Slater and sisters Viola Hughes and Virginia Woods. Those who journey after her include daughter and son-in-law Marsha and Danny Wilcox, son and daughter-in-law, David and Beth Hawkins, grandchildren Amy, Mark and Todd Wilcox, and Christy Isbell, and great grandchildren Matthew Hall and Wyatt Wilcox. Visitation will be on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR, and a memorial service will be held at the Hawkins Cemetery May 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hawkins Cemetery Care Fund, P.O. Box 1640, Waldron, AR 72958 or to the Parks UMC, P.O. Box 654, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
29 October 2003
EVALEE DAVIS HAWKINS

Evalee Davis Hawkins, formerly of Parks, Arkansas, died Friday, October 24, 2003 in West Sacramento, California. Interment was Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at Eastlawn Cemetery, Sacramento, California. She is survived by one son and two daughters, all of West Sacramento, CA.

The Waldron News
13 June 2012
GEORGE STEPHEN HAWKINS

George Stephen Hawkins of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family and close friends. George was born January 12, 1935 in Parks, Arkansas to John William Hawkins and Emma (Thompson) Hawkins. George was 77 years, 4 months and 9 days old. He was a member of the Parks Methodist Church in Parks, Arkansas. When George was still a young fella, he met and married the love of his life, Buena Vista Rose. George was the owner and operator of Hawkins Wrecker Service for many, many years in Waldron, Arkansas. Because George enjoyed his job and loved to be able to help people, his job was also his hobby. When George became "Papa" that became his new passion. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very proud of all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. George leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 53 years, Buena of the home; a daughter Jackie Davis and husband Larry; two sons, Steve Hawkins and wife Jeannette and John Hawkins. "Papa" will forever be missed by his grandchildren: George Hawkins and wife Amanda, Emily Hulsey and husband Ben, Toshia Brandenbury and husband Eric, Dixie Adamson, Jessie Hawkins, Amanda Hawkins and Jeremy Hawkins. "Papa" will also be missed by his great grandchildren: Kara, Nathan, Zack, Kaity, Gavin, Taylor, Chase, Jonathan, Mabel and Jazmine. George is also survived by his sister, Janie Elmore, and brother Dalton Hawkins and wife Joyce along with many nieces, nephews, close friends and loved ones. George is preceded in death by his parents, John W. Hawkins and Emma Thompson Hawkins, one sister Etta Gibson and one brother John Rowlan. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas with Rev. Edward Catron officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 June 2008
GLENN HAWKINS

Glenn Hawkins, 94, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a cook. She is survived by 2 sons, Wayne Davis of Waldron, AR and Waymon Davis of Marlow, OK, 1 daughter, Betty Garner of Carrollton, TX, 1 step-daughter, Wanda Cherry of Waldron, AR, 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment at Hawkins Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Cherry, Brett Cherry, Mike Davis, Jay Davis, Chuck Ellery and Matt Davis.

The Waldron News
2 August 2006
HARLON HAWKINS

Harlon Hawkins, 79, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Parks Methodist Church, a county agent for the University of Arkansas for eight years, a member of the Scott County Retired Teachers Association, teacher for 30 years, a cattle farmer for 46 years, WWII veteran and taught veterans farm management. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Parks Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lavern Hawkins; two daughters, Gayla Law of Greenwood, AR and Jeannie Patterson and husband Wayne of Murphy, TX; one son, Tim Hawkins and wife Ellen of Fort Smith, AR; seven grandchildren, Holly King and husband Jason, Whitney Law, Cara Patterson, John Harlon Patterson, Joy Hawkins, Kendyll Hawkins, Emmaleigh Hawkins; one great granddaughter, Isabella Marie King; one sister, Bonnie Hill and husband Wallace of Parks, AR. Pallbearers were Troy Buck, John Harlon Patterson, Adam Buck, David Vickers, John Wright Jameson, Damon Hill, Daniel Adams and Brady Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Dalton Hawkins, Travis Buck, Wayne Patterson, Wallace Hill, Max Adams, Horace Adams, Sam Stout, Bill Franklin, Noyce Brutton, Joe Allen and Bob Winnes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boman and Helen Hawkins of Parks, AR.

The Waldron News
10 November 1999
HERSEL B. HAWKINS

In Santa Clara, CA on November 5, 1999 at the age of 78 years, Hersel B. Hawkins died. He was the loving husband of Eva Lee Hawkins for 55 years, beloved father of Michael Hawkins & wife Yoshiko, Janelle Pierce & husband Guyburt and Brenda Kay Duncan & husband Gordon all of West Sacramento. Grandfather of Adam, Amy, Chrisie, Craig, Kazie & Makoto and great-grandfather of Hannah Rene. Survived by sister Freida Rose of Parks, AR, Eloise Jones of Mansfield, AR & Bonnie Sue Eddins of Diamond Head, MS and brother Milmo Hawkins of Tulsa, OK. He was a resident of Santa Clara, CA and a native of Parks, AR. He was a member of the American Legion - Post 419 for 12 years, and a lifetime Assembly of God church member. Friends and family are invited to attend Cryptside service at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 43rd & Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA on Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. Private interment will follow. Flowers may be sent to East Lawn Memorial Cemetery at the address above or in lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Hersel will be deeply missed by family and friends alike.

The Waldron News
2 March 2005
REV. J.B. HAWKINS

Rev. J.B. Hawkins (Bro. Hawk), 70 of Hendersonville, TN died February 21, 2005. He served as a Pastor with the Pentecostal Church of God for 47 years and was presently the Assoc. Pastor at Miracle Temple Pentecostal Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Hawkins; sons, Michael Andrew Hawkins and Doyle Amber Hawkins; daughters, Christina Ann Freeman and Diane Alleene Freeman; sisters, LaClara Grant and Faye McCoy; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 at Miracle Temple Pentecostal Church of God with Pastor Scott Long, Pastor Brian Taylor, Dr. Jeff Steele and Bishop J.D. Moore officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family request that Memorial Donations be made to the Hawkins Memorial Fund, c/o Miracle Temple Pentecostal Church of God at 1335 Plum Street, Madison, TN 37115.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
JAMES DILLARD HAWKINS

Waldron--Funeral services for James Dillard Hawkins, 68, of Waldron were held Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at Parks Methodist Church. Burial, with military honors, followed at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Hawkins died Saturday, December 14 at his home. He was a retired electrical supervisor, a member of Parks Methodist Church, a veteran of the US Navy, a member of VFW Post #1435, was a past Waldron City Councilman, was a bus driver for Waldron Public Schools and was involved in many civic, veteran and children's organizations. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; two daughters, Melynda Morace of Oceanside, California and Kimberly Spencer of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, James Hawkins of San Diego, California; three sisters, Geneive Dailey of Waldron, Doris Lamon of Bull Shoals and Elgivia Lisle of Fort Smith; three brothers, Paul Hawkins of Olathe, Kansas, Bill Hawkins of Little Rock and Clifford Dailey of Waldron; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Paul Hawkins, Bill Hawkins, Clifford Dailey, Bill Lamon, Drake Hawkins and Dane Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers were Ouachita Mountain VFW Post #1435.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
JOHN H. HAWKINS

John H. Hawkins, 79, of Fort Smith passed over to heaven on September 12, 2009 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. John was born in Boles, AR and graduated from high school there in 1948. He moved to Flint, Michigan in 1949 to work at General Motors. It was there that he met Nadine Melton, and they married on December 15, 1951. After serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, they moved to Waldron, Arkansas in 1961 where John worked in the poultry industry. In 1971, he and Nadine began H & M Equipment Company in Springdale, Arkansas. He continued working in the poultry business with Pedco Equipment, upon moving to Fort Smith in 1984, until his retirement. John was a member of Churches of Christ in Michigan, Springdale, Waldron and Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife Nadine Hawkins of the home; 2 daughters, Vicki Varvel and husband Tracy of Hearne, TX and Robbin Murphy and husband Patrick of Fort Smith, AR; 1 son Greg Hawkins and wife Sharon of New Rochelle, New York; 1 sister Melbalene Berry of Grand Blanc, Michigan; 1 brother Clyde Hawkins and wife Bernadyne of Waldron, AR and 6 grandchildren, Carsey, Campbell and McCall Hawkins, Trent and his wife Amanda Varvel, Kyle and his wife Liz Varvel, and Adam Varvel. John was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Helen Rhoads Hawkins and his sister, Jessie Powell. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2009 at West-Ark Church of Christ with burial at Oak Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gene Puckett, Jim Selig, Bill Walker and Andy Stotts. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to West-Ark Church of Christ, 900 N. Waldron Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903, or Don W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
19 July 2006
LINDA R. HAWKINS

Linda R. Hawkins, 54, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, July 6, 2006 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. Memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Christy Dawn Isbell; her mother Dorothy L. Hawkins; one sister, Marsha Wilcox; one brother, David Hawkins; and one grandson, Matthew Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, Arkansas 71917-7000.

The Waldron News
19 February 2014
LOIS ALENE HAWKINS

Lois Alene Hawkins, 80, of Hackett, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. She was born March 22, 1933 in Kinta, Oklahoma to the late Caril and Mary (Ashworth) Bryant. Lois is survived by one daughter, Judy A. Parrish; one son, Jack Blagg; one sister, Nina Baught; eight grandchildren: Eddie Goines, Shawna Balazie, Timothy Goines, Kimberly Gant, Judy Blagg, Jeff, Jamie and Jason Shick, 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Sherman Hawkins. Visitation will be Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 17, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers will be Eddie Goines, Sr., Eddie Goines, Jr., Danny Parrish, Jeff Shick, Shawna and Darrell Balazie. Honorary pallearer will be Chris Goines.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
MYRTLE HAWKINS

Myrtle Hawkins, 93, of Moffett, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a retired cook in the school cafeteria and a Nazarene. She was born December 7, 1907 in Mena, Arkansas to Walter H. and Leona Foster Reavis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. G.E. Hawkins, three sisters, Esther Reavis, Erma Manus and Ruby Heller, and three brothers, L.Z., Sherman and Frelin Reavis. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Friday, September 7, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. She is survived by three sisters, Rada Berry and Freida Chilers both of Fort Worth, Texas and Almeda Jones of Springdale, Arkansas; one brother, Elmer Reavis of Roland, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
20 April 2011
PATRICIA LOUISE (PATSY) HAWKINS

Patricia Louise (Patsy) Hawkins, 76, of Booneville, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Friday, April 15, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Patsy was born December 31, 1934 in Iraan, Texas to the late Dallas Edward Slaughterbeck and Julia Irene (Staggs) Slaughterbeck. She received her bachelor's degree in banking from Louisiana State University, and was the president of Scott County Bank, a member of Waldron B&PW and Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce. Patsy is survived by her husband, Delbert E. Hawkins of the home; one daughter, Christy Wells and husband Scott of Booneville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Scotlyn, Summer and Sienna all of Booneville, Arkansas. She is also survived by one sister, Delpha Brooks of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Shirley Slaughterbeck of Waldron, Arkansas; one niece, Judy Wyatt of Phoenix, Arizona, and one nephew, Randy Helms of Booneville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Hakala, and a brother, Edward Slaughterbeck. Patsy's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Lower Center Point Cemetery near Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Patsy's pallbearers will be Johnny Chambers, Danny Thrailkill, Daryen Wiles, Robert Handley, Walter Embrey, Marvin Gillean. Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Helms. Visitation was 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme in Waldron. A memorial account has been set up at Chambers Bank in Patsy's memory.

The Waldron News
11 August 1999
REV. RAYMOND HAWKINS

Rev. Raymond Hawkins, 80, of Charleston, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, died on Monday, August 2, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Methodist minister and a veteran of W.W.II. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; two daughters, Marsha Wilcox of Texarkana, aR and Linda Hawkins of Charleston, AR; one son, David Hawkins of Danville, AR; two sisters, Luretha Lloyd of Parks, AR and Millie Craft of Wyle, TX; one brother, Claude Hawkins of Sand Springs, OK; four grandchildren, Amy, Mark and Todd Wilcox and Christy Wyers; one great-grandchild, Matthew. Pallbearers were Don Frost, David Hawkins, George Hawkins, John Dewey Hawkins, Wallace Hill, and Chris Woomer. Honorary pallbearers were Ministers of the North Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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8 October 2008
WILLA DEAN HAWKINS

Willa Dean (Shelton) Hawkins, 73, of Roland, Oklahoma passed away on October 4, 2008 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Willa Hawkins was born on December 8, 1934 in Waldron, Arkansas to Willie Shelton and Melva Scroggins Shelton. She and her late husband Harold Hawkins made their home in Roland, Oklahoma after he got out of the service. She was a retired sales clerk for Hobby Lobby. She is survived by one sister Nellie Meeks of Muskogee, Oklahoma, three nieces, three nephews, three cousins. Two special nieces Peggy and Julie Meeks who lived with Willa Dean. She had a host of good friends, neighbors and coworkers. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Willie Meeks, Frank Meeks, Tim Meeks Raymond Clopton, Moe Shores and Peggy Meeks.

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6 August 2008 & 13 August 2008
BILLY JOE HAWTHORNE

Billy Joe Hawthorne, 81, of Mansfield, Arkansas died August(sic: July 31) 31, 2008 in his home. He was a rancher and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service was 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ida Hawthorne; two daughters, Cheryl Hunsucker of Katy, TX and Deborah Kuchmas of Mansfield, AR; three sons, Darrell Hawthorne of the home, Dennis Hawthorne of Mansfield, AR and Bruce Hawthorne of Van Buren, AR; grandchildren Melissa Morton, Sonia Travcott, Michael Hodges, Kristy Cantu, Jeremiah Hawthorne, Sloane Kuchmas, Jacob Hawthorne and Lacey Hawthorne; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Dale Hawthorne. Pallbearers were David Millard, Dan Clark, Dale Phillips, Bobby Dewitt and Todd Garzon.

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20 November 2013
EDWIN KELLY HAWTHORNE

Edwin Kelly Hawthorne of Midland, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Midland, Arkansas. Kelly was born October 30, 1965 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Fred Wilson Hawthorne Jr. and Jeannette JoAnn (Branham) Hawthorne. Kelly was 48 years and 15 days old. While Kelly was at peace with whatever came his way. He was a Godly man and natural causes made his life here with us a little shorter. He enjoyed reading his Bible and learning about the scripture. When Kelly wasn't busy doing a multitude of other things, he loved to go fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Kelly leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Fred and JoAnn Hawthorne of Midland, Arkansas; one daughter, Janie Hawthorne Owens and husband Zeke of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Brandon Kelly Hawthorne of Houston, Texas; one sister, Laneia D. Walter of Rolla, Missouri; two grandchildren, Mariah Nicole Hawthorne and Emili Renee Hawthorne; one nephew, Tyler S. Epperson of Springdale, Arkansas. Kelly will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him, including his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Kelly's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Chant Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Kelly's pallbearers were Marvin Coffey, Ian Houston, Nathan Roberts, Todd Hays, Adam Roberts and Matt Walters. Kelly's visitation was Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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29 October 2014
LODEMA HAWTHORNE

Lodema Hawthorne, age 86, of Mount Ida, died Monday, October 20, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Scott County, Arkansas, the daughter of Edgar Phillips and Ora Jones Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hawthorne, and her parents. Lodema grew up in the Boles community of Scott County and lived most of her adult life in Mount Ida. During her husband, Ernest Hawthorne's tenure as Montgomery County Sheriff, she served as the Chief Deputy Tax Collector. She also worked for many years as a cook at the Montgomery County Nursing Home. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Lawler of Hot Springs; one granddaughter, Megan Salemi and her husband Jay of Nesbit, Mississippi; her grandson, Jared Lawler of Hot Springs; her special family friend, Sally Carder of Hot Springs; one brother and three sisters-in-law, J.C. and Ellen Phillips of Seattle, Washington, Olive Phillips and Emma Phillips, both of Springfield, Oregon; her brother-in-law, Jimmy Bean of Springfield, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Mount Ida Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Visitation was held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday evening.

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21 March 2007 & 28 March 2007
LYDA ELOISE HAYES

Lyda Eloise Hayes, 97, of Grain Valley, Missouri (formerly of Scott County, Arkansas) passed away on March 17, 2007 at her home in Grain Valley, Missouri. She was born the 25th of May 1909 in the house built by her grandfather, James Gray Sanders, located near Cedar Creek, Arkansas. She attended public schools in Cedar Creek and Parks. She is survived by her son, James Wesley Hayes of Woodville, TX; two daughters, Iris Jean Koehlar of Topeka, KS and Eloise Ernestine Combs of Grain Valley, MO; one sister, Lillie Dayle Oliver of Fort Smith, AR; three grandsons; six granddaughters; eight great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Gray Sanders and Lillian Elizabeth Sanders; brothers, Loyd Dexter Sanders, Winton Lorraine Sanders, Lynn Waymon Sanders, Glen Raymond Sanders, Ellis Earl Sanders, James Buckley Sanders and Grant Dalton Sanders; sisters, Carmon Audrey Clymer, Melba Lucille Sanders and Sallie McTigritt; her husband, Ernest Roscoe Hayes and one great granddaughter. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Cedar Creek Community Church with interment to follow at the Sanders Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Joshua Curtis, Nathan Curtis, Michael Champaene, Joseph Champaene, Ronald Combs and Mark Hayes. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Creek Cemetery Fund.

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26 March 2008
MARY RUTH HAYGOOD

Mary Ruth Haygood, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 in her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Payne of Newbern, North Carolina and Frank Haygood of Kermit, Texas; four daughters, Christine Payne of Waldron, AR, Marsha Payne of New Haven, Vermont, Patricia Rainwater of Marshall, Texas and Cynthia Napier of Waldron, AR; brother, James Thomas of Kermit, Texas; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maybell Thomas and two brothers, Ray Gene Thomas and Frank Franklin Thomas, Jr. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

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6 February 2013
CORINNE JOYCE HAYNES

Corinne Joyce Haynes, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away January 24, 2013 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born September 11, 1940 in Kansas City, MO. Corinne is survived by her daughters Beth (Jeff) Merrill and Janet Voshell, sister Dorothy (Gene) Kerneghan, 5 grandchildren: Quinn, Jenna and Sawyer Merrill, Brent Nicol and Dakota Voshell, and a great grandson Evan Merrill. She was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Ida (Wagaman) Haynes and sisters Virginia Shorma and Linda Farris. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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11 August 2010
LARRY FRANKLIN HAZLETT

Larry Franklin Hazlett, 70, of Harvey, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in his home. Larry was born April 29, 1940 in Fort Scott, Kansas to the late Edward Lee and Geneva Ruth (Chapman) Hazlett. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri and retired from General Motors. Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda Kay Hazlett of the home; one daughter, Gina Kathrin Eastburn of Plattsburg, Missouri; one son, John F. Hazlett of Plano, Texas; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Easburn of Kansas City, Missouri and Courtney Ann Hazlett of Ames, Iowa. Larry was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two brothers, Edward Lee Hazlett, Jr., Jerry Henry Hazlett; and one sister, Mary Patricia Humble. Larry's memorial service will be held at a later date at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park in Kansas City, Missouri. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 November 2003
JAMES ORVILLE HEAD

Midland--James Orville Head, 65, of Midland, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in his home. He was retired from Riverside Furniture after 33 years of service. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, November 7, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Arkansas.He is survived by his wife, Vicki Head of the home; two daughters, Angela Rackley of Springdale, Arkansas and Sabrina Daws of Poteau, Oklahoma; one son SSgt. Jamie Gilbert of Shreveport, Louisiana; four sisters, Billi Beene of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, Daphne Moore of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rita Cusic and Laura Pryor both of Arkoma, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert Hill, Bob Hill, Charles Brown, Roy King, Joe Irwin and Tommy McClain.

Scott County Times
30 April 2003
ISABELLE HEATH

Isabelle Heath, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Monday, April 21, in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Waldron United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will & Mary House Self; one sister, Madge Barnett; one brother, Waymon Self. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, April 24, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one son: Steven Heath of Evanston, WY; one sister: Beatrice Hanf of Brewerton, NY; two brothers, Wayford Self of Ft. Smith and Tade Self of Waldron and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Phillip Holland, Mike House, Lanny Richmond, Joe Richmond, Bruce Self and Joe Caldwell.

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April 29, 1998
XENIA "AUDIE" HEFNER

Services for Xenia "Audie" Hefner of Hobbs, New Mexico were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 1998 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Minister Larry Breen officiated. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Lovington. Mrs. Hefner, 83, died April 18 at Columbia Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born September 6, 1914 in Lexington, Oklahoma. She practiced nursing for many years in the Scott County area. She was a resident of Boothe from 1969 to 1992. Survivors include her sons Ray Carr, of Hobbs and Leonard Hefner, of Boothe; two daughters: Jean Ritter, of Oklahoma and Latrelle Fallis, of Texas; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. She was preceded in death by two husbands and two daughters. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lea County, P.O. Box 249 Hobbs, New Mexico 88241.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
BARBARA HEGAN

Barbara Hegan, 55, formerly of Waldron passed away on December 9, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville from a massive heart attack suffered on November 21. She was born March 5, 1948 in Twin Fall, ID. She is survived by one son, Eric V. Hegan II of Russellville; one brother, Jim Lauber of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Teddie Anne Umfleet of Waldron, Arkansas; three nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric V. Hegan and one brother, Owen Burdick of Texas and her parents. Central Arkansas Funeral Services of Conway handled the arrangements. There were no services held.

The Waldron News
9 May 2008
EDITH ALYLENE NICHOLS HEGAR

Edith Alylene Nichols Hegar was born June 18, 1929 in Scott County, Arkansas. Alylene received her Bachelor's Degree from Texas Technological University, Lubbock, Texas; Master's and Doctorate from University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. She was a long- term employee of the Dallas County Community College District having served as Counselor and Professor of Psychology. She was licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Virgie Nichols of Parks, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband John Hegar and Eva Steele; grandchildren: Brittany Hegar, Colton Sanders and Mason Hegar; brother, Ralph Nichols and wife Sharon; sister, Eva Jo Phillips and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Service will be held at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 E. Hwy. 80, Sunnyvale, Texas on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Texas.

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18 May 2011
ANITA ELISABETH HELLING

Anita Elisabeth Helling, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in her home. Anita was born January 4, 1944 in Germany to the late Albin Hoch & Elisabeth Gearringer. Anita is survived by two daughters, Connie and husband James Lowery of Waldron, Arkansas, Linda and husband Timothy Lee of Huttig, Arkansas, one son, Jeff Lowery of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Anita Mcfadden, Christie and husband James Hickman, and Dustin Hilton, and one great grandchild Jessica Berge. Anita is preceded in death by her parents Albin & Elisabeth Hoch. There was a memorial service Friday, May 13, 2011 at 19786 Jones Creek Road near Lake Hinkle in Waldron at 10:00 a.m. with Marvin Ray Lowery officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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30 July 2008
JERRY EWELL HELM

Jerry Ewell Helm, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was a Staff Sergeant air craft mechanic in the Airforce. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Patsy Helm of Waldron, 1 daughter Cindy Cook of California, 2 sons Greg and Jerry Helm both of California, and 6 grandchildren. Graveside service was 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Bush Cemetery with interment at the Bush Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Helm, Jr., Gregory Helm, Travis Cook, Jared Helm and Michael Nimon.

Scott County Times
27 February 2002
ALVIS HELMS

Alvis Wayne Helms, 67, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, died Monday, February 18, 2002 at Arkansas Hospice Center. He was born December 22, 1934 near Waldron to the late Joe and Annie Lynch Helms. Mr. Helms had worked as a farmer. Survivors include his friend and care-giver, Sheila Shelton, his friends at Southwest Nursing Center, and several cousins. Memorial services were Friday at 7:00 p.m., February 22, 2002 at the Corner Stone Baptist Church of East End by Brother Jerry Miller. Burial was at North Centerpoint Cemetery by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
MIDGE HELMS

Annie Midge Helms, 79, of Hon, Arkansas died Sunday, February 8, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Hon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Helms and a daughter, Wanda Deboer. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at the Hon Baptist Church with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery in Hon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Georgia Coatney and Wilma Sanderfer both of Greenwood; two sons, J.C. Helms and J.T. Helms both of Hon; two sisters, Jewel Looper of Fort Smith and Ruby Harris of Waldron; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honoray pallbearers will be grandchildren.

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20 February 2013
PATRICIA JEAN HELMS

Patricia Jean Helms of Hon, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, February 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born June 4, 1951 in Shelby, Mississippi to Willis A. Prysock and Billie Marie (Warren) Prysock. Patricia was 61 years, 8 months and 13 days old. She was a member of Evening Shade Baptist Church near Waldron, Arkansas. On February 14, 1970 Patricia married the love of her life, J.T. Helms. They enjoyed 43 years together. Patricia loved the outdoors. When time would afford her the opportunity she enjoyed reading. She also loved to go to church and learn about the Lord. Patricia loved her family and her time with them were her most treasured memories. Patricia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, J.T. of the home; two daughters, Peggy Foster and husband Eddie of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Stacy Yarbrough and husband Joey of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Sean William Helms and wife Lorrie of Hon, Arkansas. Nana will forever be missed by six grandchildren: JR Cass, Kyle Cass, Tabitha Yarbrough, Zachary Yarbrough, Sierra Helms and Brier Helms. Patricia is also survived by her mother, Billie Marie Prysock and two sisters, Pennye Horn and Becky Glasspoole all of New Mexico. Patricia will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Patricia is preceded in death by her father Willis A. Prysock and one brother Keith Prysock. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hon Baptist Church with Rev. Collins Lane officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
27 June 2001
BEVERLY KASTL HELTON

Beverly Ann Kastl Helton, 53, of Waldron died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired clerical worker. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, George Helton, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Tracy Lynn Brixey of Casa, Arkansas; one son, Dustin Carter of Waldron; her mother, Juanita Kastl of Waldron; two brothers, Nubbin Kastl of Waldron and George J. Kastl of Albany, Oregon; and three grandchildren, Jermey Mayo, Levi West and Austin Carter.

The Waldron News
21 March 2012
BILLY HELTON

Billy Helton, 79, of Waldron, AR went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 12, 2012. Billy was born on January 27, 1933 to Vonn and Madeline Helton in Helena, AR. He was a deacon and member of Haw Creek Baptist Church of Waldron. Billy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue; one son, David (Beth) Helton, Coldwater, MS; two daughters, Sissy (Robert) Williams, Waldron, AR and Karen (Albert) Herrington, Colorado Springs, CO: eleven grandchildren including Lisa (David) Harrison, Waldron, AR and sixteen great-grandchildren including Clay Doster, Ryan and Nikki Harrison, Waldron, AR. He is also survived by some very special friends, Travis and Crystal Moore and family and Shelley Buckles. Billy was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Services for Billy Helton were held Friday, March 16, 2012 at West Acres Baptist Church in West Helena. Visitation was Thursday at Roller-Citizens. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Pallbearers were his grandsons and family friend, Travis Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Stillwell, Vic Forte, Ed Phillips, Mann Copeland, David Lawson, Deacons and Men's Sunday School Class of Haw Creek Baptist Church, and Nailbenders for Jesus. Services were directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena (870) 572-2571.

The Waldron News
13 February 2013
CAROLYN KAY HELTON

Carolyn Kay Helton of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Carolyn was born October 9, 1945 to Mack D. Denton and Goldie (McCracken) Denton in Harrisburg, Arkansas. Carolyn was 67 years, 3 months and 27 days old. Carolyn started her young adult life by marrying the man she loved, Billy Helton, on May 22, 1964 at 6:00 p.m. and then she went on to graduate from high school later that same night at 8:00 p.m. Carolyn worked as a trainer for Booneville Human Development Center along with serving as a CNA, and when she wasn't working at one of her jobs, she helped her husband do carpentry work. It goes without saying that Carolyn was a very hard worker. She loved cooking, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Carolyn was truly an outdoors person. She enjoyed anything that took her outside, this included fishing and camping. Carolyn leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Billy Helton of the home, one daughter, Donna Owens of Lickskillet, Arkansas and two sons, Brian Helton and Billy Mack Helton, both of Waldron, Arkansas. Memaw will forever be missed by her four grandchildren: Clayton Owens, Caroline Owens, Justin Helton and Mack Helton and one great grandchild, Natalie Owens. Carolyn is also survived by one sister, Ann Vandiver of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother, Allen Denton of Bakersfield, Missouri. Carolyn will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched including a number of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Mack Denton and Goldie (McCracken) Denton. Carolyn's graveside life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Rev. David Hines officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Carolyn's visitation was Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 January 2005
CHESSIE LIMBOCKER HELTON

Chessie Limbocker Helton, 89, of Blue Ball, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by one daughter, Doyle Helton, two brothers, Chet and Robert Limbocker, and one sister, Virgie Farnsworth. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at Martin Chapel with burial at Helton Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Earle Lemons and husband, Ron Lemons of Greenwood and Mary Helton Viera of Waldron; one brother, Edwin Limbocker of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Doyll Alan Garner, Theresa Bradbury, Melvin Ray Gregg and Steven Earls; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Billy, James, Johnny, Charlie and Glen Dale Farnsworth and Bobby Limbocker. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Gregg, Steve Earls, Wendell Limbocker, Todd Rood, Billy Ray Crawley and Bruce Bradbury.

Scott County Times
7 May 2003
LEWIS THOMAS HELTON

Waldron--Funeral services for Lewis Thomas Helton, 84, of Waldron will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 10 am at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Helton died Sunday, May 4, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired carpenter, a veteran of WWII and attended Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Helton. Survivors include his wife, Nora; two daughters, Sue Harp of Aurora, Colorado and Elaine Hinkley of San Diego, California; a step-daughter, Cathy Vaughn of Greenwood; four sons, Tom Helton of Oceanside, California, Mike Helton of Kingsland, Georgia, Fred Helton of San Diego, California and Frank Helton of Spring Valley, California; three step-sons, Randy Godfrey of Greenwood and Johnny Godfrey and James Godfrey both of Waldron; two sisters, Beatrice Norton of Columbia, Missouri and Burnetta Richmond of Waldron; three step-sisters, Mary Gray of Booneville, Hazel Cleveland of Warren, Arkansas and Johnnie Sheppard of Booneville; one brother, John Helton of Lavaca; a step- brother, Nathan Franklin of Booneville; sixteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be John Dee Helton, Shane Millard, Mike House, Mitchell Rose and Danny Richmond. Honorary pallbearer will be Lonnie Henderson.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
NORA GODFREY HELTON

Nora Godfrey Helton, 93, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away peacefully at Pink Bud Nursing Home on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Nora is survived by one daughter Kathy and husband Chester Vaughn of Greenwood, Arkansas, three sons, Randy and wife Lisa Godfrey of Greenwood, Arkansas, Johnny Godfrey and Becky Frost of Waldron, Arkansas, William G. Godfrey of Atascadero, California, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William S. Godfrey, one daughter Louise Murray, three sons William E. Godfrey, James Godfrey, Danny Godfrey and one step daughter, Lucille Watkins. She is also preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers and her parents Raleigh and Sarah (Dooley) Hawkins. Visitation was Friday, July 6, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Saturday July 7, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Trenton Godfrey, Elliott Godfrey, Greg Godfrey, Chris Godfrey, Chad Vaughn and Wesley Godfrey. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Godfrey, Steven Godfrey and Jason Stephens.

The Waldron News
6 April 2011
WILLIE D. HELTON

Willie D. Helton, 69, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life March 29, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Willie was born August 29, 2011 (sic) in Las Cruces, New Mexico to the late William Roy and Dorothy C. (Downs) Sexton. Willie is survived by her husband of 50 years Joe Helton Sr. of the home; five daughters, Janet and husband Jason Neill, Lavada and husband Kenny Allen, JoAnna and husband Larry Rose, Dorothy and husband David Preston, Nancy and husband Kenny Lynch all of Waldron, Arkansas; one son Joe Helton, Jr. and wife Tressa of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by one brother, John Sexton of Picacho, Arizona; step-mother, Fay Sexton of Waldron, Arkansas; twenty three grandchildren; twenty nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Willie's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Howard officiating. Interment followed in the Oliver Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Willie's pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation was from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

Scott County Times
26 June 2002
MARGARET HENDERSON

Arizona--Margaret Ann Henderson, 82, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on June 14, 2002. Margaret Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann and David Eagle Burger. She is also survived by two grandsons, Matt Eagle Burger and his wife Megan and their son Jack; Casey Eagle Burger and his wife Nicole and their son Buck. Margaret Ann was preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Buelah Rice; her son Hugh David Burnett; and her husband Leming Henderson. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Waldron. Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Crisis Center- East Valley Inc., 604 W. 9th St., Mesa, Arizona 85201.

The Waldron News
January 21, 1998
MRS. BETTY RUTH HENDRICK

Mrs. Betty Ruth Hendrick, of Mena,, died Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at the Mena Medical Center. She was born on September 11, 1922 in Charlotte, Texas Her age being 75 years, four months and two days. Mrs. Hendrick was the daughter of the late Rhim Love and the late Betty Stinson Love. She was united in marriage to Curtis Hendrick on May 28, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas. She made her home in Mena for the past six months moving from Waldron, was a school teacher, a member of the Eastern Star, and the First Baptist Church of Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Hendrick, of Mena; one daughter, Jane Pate, of Mena; one son, Curtis Edward Hendrick, of Granite Bay, California; two sisters: Margaret Youngman, of Dale, Texas and Louise Walker, of Gonzales, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Lucy Wheeler and Mary Newman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16 in the Calvary Baptist Church with Brother Terry Dwiggins officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
18 May 2011
DEBORAH ANN HENLEY

Deborah Ann Henley, 58, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away at her home on May 13, 2011. She was a Teacher's Aide and a member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church. Deborah is survived by her husband Nelton Henley, mother Julia Kathleen Cagle, two daughters, Jennifer Richardson, Jana Harrison and husband Timothy, one son, Joshua Henley and wife Debbie, five grandchildren: Meadow Richardson, Malina Harrison, Mikayla Harrison, Mia Harrison, Weston Harrison and her mother-in-law Violet Louise Henley. She is also survived by two sisters, Connie Ledbetter and husband Steve of Mansfield, Arkansas, Marecia Metcalf of Excelsior, Arkansas; two nieces: Amber Reed and husband James, Laci Goetz and husband John; three great-nieces: Rebekah Reed, Addison Goetz and Paislee Goetz. She is preceded in death by her father Norman Cagle. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Rock Creek Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing was on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Bob Schlinker, Paul Crelia, Elzie Barnett, Ken Barnett, Blake Barnett and Leroy Barnett. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Bowlan, Scott Elmore, Doyne Elmore, J.C. Hamilton, Matthew Richardson and Terry Henley.

The Waldron News
27 June 2012
MARGARET PLEMMONS HENLEY

Margaret Plemmons Henley of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Sunday, June 24, 2012 at her daughter's home after a short illness. Margaret was born July 25, 1929 to A.J. Plemmons and Ruth Humble Plemmons in Oden, Arkansas. Margaret was of the Methodist faith. Margaret graduated from Waldron High School and then received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Arkansas. She was a teacher and homemaker and enjoyed playing Bridge with her family and friends. Margaret leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Debbie Cooper and Megan Henley, both of Little Rock, Arkansas. Margaret is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Horton of Springfield, Missouri; one aunt, Geraldine Garrett of Memphis, Tennessee, two nieces, Amanda Gail Ward of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marsha Hoover of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Ruth Plemmons, uncles Terry Humble & wife Norma of Harrison, Arkansas and Roland Humble and wife Doris of Benton, Arkansas. Margaret's graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Kuner officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Lewis, Allen Dozier, Moe Shores and Danny Barnett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duncan Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958 or Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
VIOLET LOUISE HENLEY

Violet Louise Henley, 91, of Mansfield, Arkansas went home to her heavenly father on May 30, 2012. She is the widow of Luther Henley to whom she was married for 55 years. She was a retired bank teller, secretary of Mansfield High School, involved with the Eastern Star and a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Terry Henley and wife Janie of Meadows Place, Texas, Nelton Henley of Mansfield, Arkansas; two daughters, Janet Elmore and husband Doyne, Linda Hamilton, both of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister Marie Metcalf of Fayetteville, Arkansas; nine grandchildren: Andrea Henley, Alicia Stegent, Kelly Morrison, Jerry Efurd, Lonnie Efurd, Scott Elmore, Jennifer Richardson, Jana Harrison and Joshua Henley; three step-grandchildren, Kenny Elmore, Gene Elmore and Darlene George all of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Joyce Nance, Leta Stanley and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by husband Luther Henley, parents R.B. and Elia Stanley; one grandson Kevin Henley, one daughter- in-law Debbie Henley, four brothers, Curtis Stanley, R.B. Stanley, Jimmy Stanley and Jerry Stanley. Visitation was held Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, AR. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Efurd, Lonnie Efurd, Scott Elmore, Joshua Henley, Timothy Efurd and Doyne Elmore. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Stegent, Taylor Lanham, Jeff Morrison, Timothy Harrison and members of the Rock Creek Baptist Church. The Henley family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Area Agency employees and a special thanks to her care givers: Penny Miller, Freida Parish, Loreida Parsh and Mary Efurd.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
WAYNE W. HENLEY

Wayne W. Henley, 83, of Mansfield died Jan. 15, in a Van Buren hospital. He was a Baptist, and was retired from the US Navy and retired from Clark County Fire Dept. in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was also a Veteran of WW Two and the Korean War. Funeral service as at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield with burial at 1 p.m. at National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He was survived by his wife, Freda; two sons, Gerald and Terry Henley of Mansfield; two sisters, Bonnie Gragson and Gertie Watts of Las Nevas, Nevada; three grandchildren, Dawn Price, Rachael Kenney and Thorin Henley. Pallbearers were Connie Efurd, Craig Wright, Nelton Henley, Bill Conaway, Robert Schlinker, Ernest Schlinker and honorary pallbearer was Clifford Criswell. Viewing was 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

Scott County Times
21 November 2001
ERMAN HENRY

Erman Leon Henry, age 77, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker and a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. Erman is survived by his wife, Melba of the home; one daughter, Gloria Borrego of Bonham, Texas; one sister, Virgie Ray of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Brian Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Shelia Page of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Brian Jones, Chuck House, Bill Ray, Wayne Henry, Ryan Page and Vaughn Drum.

The Waldron News
22 May 2013
LEONA JANE (LEMARR) HENRY

Leona Jane (Lemarr) Henry, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She was born October 29, 1919 in Scott County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Dennis L. and Margaret (Barrett) Lemarr. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church for over 83 years. She loved to cook and work in her yard. She was proud of her family. She is survived by one daughter Norma Swisher and husband Eddie of Waldron, Arkansas, one son Wayne Henry of Waldron, Arkansas, four grandchildren: Meredith Graham and husband Carlton, Tammy Graham and husband Clinton, Amy McEntire and husband Greg, Ricky Denton and wife Mary, five great-grandchildreN; Danielle Jameson and husband Whit, Larissa House and husband Dylan, Ryleigh McEntire, Cody Denton and Ashley Denton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kester S. Henry of 43 years, one daughter, Helen Denton, one grandson Greg Denton, one granddaughter Macy Graham, two brothers, Lois and Loyd Lemarr. Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. A funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, May 20, 2013 at Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Clinton Graham, Carlton Graham, Dylan House, Whit Jameson, Billy H. Hunt and Vernon Beaty. Honorary pallbearers the staff of South Hall, Pink Bud Nursing Home.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
MELBA HENRY

Melba Henry, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on May 15, 2007 at her home in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Borrego of Bonham, Texas; two grandchildren, Brian Jones of Fort Smith, AR, Sheila Jones of Sallisaw, OK; two great-grandchildren, Vincent Alwine and Madeline Alwine of Sallisaw, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erman Henry of Waldron, AR. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Martin Funeral Home with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Steven Moore, Chuck House, Ryan Page, Jerry Cossey, Floyd Ray Cossey and Tommy Mackey.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
INEZ MARIE HENSON
Dec. 27, 1922 - April 17, 2009

Inez Marie Henson, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 at her home. Inez was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, a member of the Eastern Star, assisted her husband in the Henson Oil Company, and taught Sunday School classes for over 30 years as well as being involved in many other church organizations. Inez was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a great Christian woman and an excellent cook, she will forever be missed by her family and friends. Inez is survived by her husband Arnold Fred Henson of the home, two sons, Richard A. Henson and wife Jan of Greenwood, AR and James C. Henson of Mansfield, AR; one daughter Linda K. Booth and husband Richard of Treasure Island, Florida; four grandchildren, Amanda Morrison and husband Tim of Hartford, Arkansas, Christy Davenport and husband Ryan of Conway, Arkansas, Jason Henson and wife Lisa of Mansfield, Arkansas and Ryan and Farrah Horne; six great-grandchildren Haley, Holly and Haden Henson all of Mansfield, Arkansas, Aaron and Abigail Davenport of Conway, Arkansas and Kirstie and Preston Morrison of Hartford, Arkansas. She is also survived by one brother Hersel Parker of Glenwood, Arkansas; two sisters Virgie Arivette and Pebble Waites of Glenwood, Arkansas, and a special friends and caregiver Donna Slate of Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Deacons from the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
TERESA ANN HENSON

Teresa Ann Henson, 59, of Greenwood, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Warner, Oklahoma. She was a retired X-Ray technician at Sparks Regional Medical Center and a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday April 15 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Viewing was 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family visited with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Survivors include three daughters, Brandy Davis of Greenwood, Jill Rogers of Keefton, OK and Billie Henson of Greenwood, and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wayne Henson, Dusty Rogers, Steven Davis, Tyler Trozzi, Jerry Bird and Nicky Trozzi.

Scott County Times
17 July 2002
VERA MARGARET HENSON

Waldron--Graveside services for Vera Margaret Henson, 88, of Waldron were held Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 2 pm at Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Indiana. Local arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Henson died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired registered nurse and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Donald; two sons, Rex Dickey and Clarence Dickey both of Warsaw, Indiana; and four sisters.

The Waldron News
20 November 2002
JOHNNIE L. HERNREICH

Johnnie L. Hernreich, 77, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died November 17, 2002 in a local hospital. She was the semi-retired President and Financial Officer of Esquire Jewelers, Inc., having spent the last 50 years there. Johnnie was a long standing member of the Jeweler's Board of Trade, a member of the Bonneville House, an original board member of Sister Cities Committee with Cisterna, Italy. She was a former member of Business and Professional Women's Club, and a former Trustee of the Sparks Hospital Board. She was a driving force along with George Hernreich, in operating KFPW Radio Fort Smith, KAIT TV Jonesboro, KZNG Radio Hot Springs and Channel 40 Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband George Hernreich and her son, Bill G. Jones. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Goddard United Methodist Church with burial at Roselawn Cemetery next to her beloved husband of 20 years, George Gernreich under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by her son, Larry Murry and daughter- in-law Linda Murry both of Fort Smith; one sister, Mildred Stephens of Fort Smith; one brother, Verdell Jones of Lawton, OK; three grandsons, Matt Murry of Cabot, AR, Scott and Brett Murry of Paris, AR; and three great-granddaughters, Caylie, Summer and Ashley Murry of Cabot, AR, as well as many dear friends and extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to Goddard United Methodist Church, 1922 Dodson, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901; Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Drawer 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or The Children's Diabetes Research Association, 212 Natural Resource Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

The Waldron News
Sept 30, 1998
BENJAMIN HERRIN

Benjamin Dale Herrin, 75, of Welch, Oklahoma died Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri after a short illness. Mr. Herrin was born August 20, 1923, ad Cedar Creek. He attended school in Parks. He lived most of his life in Scott County and moved to Welch 11 years ago from Grangeville, Idaho where he had lived for 2-1/2 years. He was a retired farmer and cattleman. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Commerce, Oklahoma and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Welch. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, achieving the rank of corporal and serving as a machine gunner and tank driver. He married Colleen Jones on Oct. 5, 1946 at Gravelly. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Thomas Herrin, of Bluejacket, Oklahoma and Troy Dale Herrin, of Seattle, Washington; two sisters: Eva Herrin, of San Francisco, Calif. and Vera Herrin Hand, of Claremont, California; two step-granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Joint services for Mr. Herrin and his brother-in-law, Clay Jones, was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Thomas Funeral Home in Welch. The Rev. Orville Moody and Brad Canham, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery, west of Welch. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veteran's Funeral Detail. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 February 2003
COLLEEN HERRIN

Former Welch, Oklahoma resident Colleen Herrin, 73, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, after a long illness. Mrs. Herrin was born on July 29, 1929 in Gravelly, Ark., to Samuel J. and Emma Mae Thornton Jones. She grew up and attended school in Nola. In 1945 she became the wife of Benjamin Herrin. Their union lasted until Mr. Herrin passed away in September 1999. Mrs. Herrin devoted her life to her husband, children, and home. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Throughout her life she enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. In later years she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, five brothers and one sister. Survivors include two sons, Tom Herrin and wife, Vickie of Bluejacket, and Troy Herrin of Clarkson, Idaho; two brothers, Bill and Wendell Jones, both of Waldron, Ark; two sisters, Willene Hutchens of Waldron, Ark., and Roberta Ormsby of Moses Lake, Wash; two granddaughters, Melissa Stogsdill of Commerce and Cheryl Hurt of Beecher, Minn; and six great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Thomas Chapel in Welch. Serving as pallbearers were Clarence Fair, Denny McCord, Jim Thomas, Joe Mayfield, David Packer and Lonnie Stogsdill. Interment was in the Rogers Cemetery, west of Welch. The services were under the direction of the Thomas Funeral Home of Welch.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
EVA HAZEL HERRIN

Eva Hazel Herrin was born December 29, 1921 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to Benjamin Harrison Herrin and Nancy Ellen (Easily) Herrin. She passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 in Citrus Heights, California at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her sister, Verla (Herrin) Hand and brother, Benjamin Dale Herrin, also originally from Cedar Creek. Eva left the farm as a young adult after briefly teaching school. She joined the Navy at the age of 24 and proudly served until the war ended. She settled in San Francisco and lived there almost 50 years. She worked for a major insurance company and shipyard company until retiring in the 1980's. She traveled extensively after retirement with friends and family. She was much loved and will be missed. She is survived by her niece Deborah (Hand) Brown of Claremont, CA; three nephews, Bob Hand of Lincoln, CA, Troy Herrin of Clarkston, Idaho and Tom Herrin of Blue Jacket, OK; and two great nephews, Cory Brown and Cameron Brown. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 5, graveside at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Parks, AR with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Walrdon, AR.

The Waldron News
18 January 2006
GARY WENDELL HERRIN

Gary Wendell Herrin, 59, of San Antonio, Texas passed away Friday, January 6, 2006 in San Antonio, TX. He was a retired chief master Sergeant in the Air Force. He was born November 24, 1946 at Forester, AR to Fred and Ruby Herrin. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2006 at the Cedar Creek Community Church with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Herrin of the home; two daughters, Melissa Herrin of Topeka, Kansas and Wendy Henderson and her husband John of Oceanside, CA; two step children, David Anderson and Angela J. Moore; one brother Billy R. Herrin and his wife Norma of Hector, AR; one sister, Rose Smalling of Cedar Creek, Arkansas; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Herrin. Pallbearers were the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Herrin, Danny and Jackie Smalling, Jerry and John Carter, Larry Brooks and Carl Walker.

The Waldron News
5 August 2009
VIVIAN HERRIN
August 6, 1927 - July 28, 2009

Vivian M. Herrin, 81, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in her home. She is survived by one daughter Marie Brown of Mountain Pine, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Angela K. Hunter and fiance Frank Bellman of Davis, California; one grandson Johnny Kyle Herrin and wife Natalie of Pullman, Washington; three great-grandsons Maxamie Herrin, Logan Herrin and Exavior Thomas Herrin. She is also survived by two sisters Ruby Davis of Bloomington, Indiana, Robbie Jackson of Duncan, Oklahoma, and one brother Joyce Wayne Bell and wife Edna of Mountain Pine, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents James Oscar Bell and Ella M. McCoy, husband Thomas Melvin, one son John Oscar Herrin, one sister Lillie Wallen, and two brothers Tobe and Ode Bell. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were David Isom, Harold Isom, Truman French, Jerry French, Jimmy Irons, Alton Blocker and Danny Smallen. Honorary pallbearers were John and Martin Jackson, Dierksen Hospice Gentiva Healthcare Group, and Dr. Randy Hill.

The Waldron News
24 August 2005
CHARLES L. HICKERSON

Charles L. Hickerson, 86, of Arkoma, OK died Friday, August 19, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the Postal Service after 40 years, an Army veteran of WWII and a member of Arkoma Assemby of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24th at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by two daughters, Jeannie Fitting of Ft. Smith, AR and Jan Richardson of Arkoma, OK; one son, Gary Hickerson of Arkoma, OK; and one grandchild. Pallbearers were Joe Erwin, James Hickerson, Josh DeLeon, Darrell Fuller, John Repass and Eric Fitting.

Scott County Times
2 January 2002
HETTIE HICKERSON

Hettie Lee Hickerson, age 79, of Mansfield was born August 31, 1922. She went to be with her late husband, James Lee Hickerson on Wednesday, December 19, 2001. Mrs. Hickerson was a homemaker and a Nazarene. She is survived by one son, James Lee Hickerson and his wife, Betsy Lee of Mansfield. Other survivors include one daugher-in-law, Elizabeth Hickerson of Indiana, one sister, Glenda Wade of California; one brother, Johnny Carpenter of Germany; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Douglas Hickerson. Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, December 22, 2001 at the Mansfield Church of the Nazarene with interment at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jackie Smith, Michael Smith, Daron Trantham, Roger Ball, Gus Thompson and Rick Thomas.

Scott County Times
21 February 2001
WILLIE HICKMAN

Willie H. Hickman, 77, of Parks, Arkansas died February 12, 2001 in his home. He was a logger and a World War II veteran. Funeral services were Saturday, February 17, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Buffalo Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Sue Hickman; two daughters, Gwenda Hickman of Show Low, Arizona and Beverly Moler of Madera, California; one brother, Lenard Hickman of Ft. Collins, Colorado; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shane Rogers, Michael Rogers, Ramon Espinosa, Kenneth Preston, Jimmy Dean Lee and Paul Rainbolt. Honorary pallbearer was Herman Atchley.

The Waldron News
15 September 2004
FRED DANIEL HICKOX

Fred Daniel Hickox, age 70, died Monday, September 6, 2004 in his home at Y-City. He was born September 8, 1933 in Hoboken, Georgia and was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Living Word Church in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Debbie and her husband David Williams of Farmerville, Louisiana, and Danene and her husband Robert Abney of Gilmer, Texas; two step-sons, Kevin Scott of Johnstown, New York, Brian and his wife Dawn Scott of Lexington, South Carolina; four step-daughters, Leslie and husband Willie Bailey of Columbia, South Carolina, Susan and husband Robert Stover of Oakgrove, Louisiana, Teri and her husband Eric Terry of Magazine, Arkanas, Amy and her husband John Schenk of Norfolk, Virginia. Other survivors include 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawton and wife Nona of Carroll, Georgia, Russell and wife Mary of Waynesville, Georgia; three sisters, Effie and husband James Griffin of Waycross, Georgia, Inez Stokes of Hoboken, Georgia, Myrtis (Landell) Hickox of Aztec, New Mexico along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 9 at Chant Pentecostal Church with Rev. Waymon Hunt and Rev. Grady Parker officiating. Interment followed at Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas under the directionof Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Delton Stover, David Byrd, Daniel Stover, Michael Bailey, Willie Bailey, Brian Scott, John Schenk and Eric Terry.

The Waldron News
27 October 2004
BEULAH MAE HICKS

Beulah Mae Hicks, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a housekeeping supervisor at Mercy Hospital and attended the Jubilee Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James A. Hicks. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2004 at Jubilee Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three daughters, Patsy Goff of Bastrop, TX, Dottie Blackmon of Waldron, and Brenda Mock of Waldron; two sons, James P. Hickms of Waldron and Phillip Hicks of Waldron; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Stephen Goff, Tony Blackmon, Robert Blackmon, Daniel Mock, Brandon Jones and Tommy Franklin. Honorary pallbearer was Tommy Waddle.

Scott County Times
18 June 2003
CHARLES HICKS

Ft. Smith--Charles Henry Hicks, 57, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, June 14, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired car salesman and of the Baptist faith. Funeral services were held 2:30 pm on Monday, June 16, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Tracy Roberge and Kealy Hicks both of Bokoshe, Oklahoma; two sons, Charles Hicks and Shannon Hicks both of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Catherine Heathcock of Ft. Smith and Lori Johnson of Oklahoma City; one brother, William Hicks of Jacksonville, Alabama; and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert Casey, Shannon Hicks, Gerald Davis, Mike Cole, Steve Roberge and Sean Hicks.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
EVA HICKS

Eva Hicks, 88, of Hon, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in the Scott County Mercy Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Eva is survived by seven sons, Wayne Underwood of Waldron, Arkansas, Murl Underwood of Hon, Arkansas, Larry Underwood of Bates, Arkansas, Charlie Himes of Waldron, Arkansas, Terry Himes of Poteau, Oklahoma, Stanley Himes of Waldron, Arkansas, Steven Himes of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Marie Lord of Heavener, Oklahoma, Naomi Claunts of Cauthron, Arkansas. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter Helen Johnson, one son William Himes, two grandsons Donnie Underwood, Clifton Wayne Claunts, one great-grandson Colt Claunts and her husband George Hicks. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were J.J. Moore, Jim Moore, Allen Plowman, Bob Couch, Aaron Moore, Carl Singleton and Devin Dvorak.

The Waldron News
28 July 1999
FRANKIE MARCELL HUTCHENS HICKS

Frankie Marcell Hutchens Hicks, 52, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Sunday, July 25, 1999 in a Tulsa hospital. She was a receiving clerk for Fadler Co., and a member of Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Hutchens. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Richard Hicks; one son, Clayton Hicks of the home; her mother Willene Hutchens of Waldron, two sisters, Ann Binkley of Hot Springs, AR and Linda Conway of Lima, Ohio; five nephews, Stan Binkley of Fort Smith, Paul Binkley of Waldron, Cliff Binkley of Huntsville, AL, Jeremy Jameson of Virginia Beach, VA and Will Conway of Lima, Ohio; one great nephew, Adam Binkley; and one great niece, Ashley Binkley. Pallbearers were Stan Binkley, Paul Binkley, Greg Sanders, Jerry Montgomery, Tommy Selkirk and Terrill Scroggins. Honorary pallbearers were Will Conway, Eugene Lawson and Cliff Binkley. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Hospice, c/o St. Johns Medical Center, 1923 S. Utica Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104-6502.

The Waldron News
21 February 2001
MARIAN FRANCIS DENADEL HICKS

Marian Francis Denadel Hicks, 67, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, February 3, 2001 in Leflore County, Oklahoma. She was a rental property operator. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Charles; one daughter, Kealy Michelle Hicks of Fort Smith, AR; one step-daughter, Tracy Michelle Roberge of Spiro, OK; two step-sons, Charles H. Hicks of Fort Smith and Shannon Dewayne Hicks of Mena, AR; two sisters, Reba Lea Bogham of San Bernardino, CA and Anna Howard of Pottsville, AR.

Scott County Times
6 March 2002
THOMAS HICKS

Thomas David Hicks, 89, of Waldron died February 26, 2002 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired logger. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 2 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by one step daughter, Ester Wagner of Waldron; two step-sons, Ben Killion of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Roy Killion of Greenforest, Arkansas; five nephews, Tommy Waddle, J.P. Hicks, Phillip Hicks, Sonny Hicks and Henry Hicks; eight nieces, Margaret Finney, Dottie Blackmon, Brenda Mock, Patsy Goff, Flora Bell Lawson, Juanita Scroggins, Velma Castleberry and Minnie Hicks; six step-grandchildren and six step- great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Sonny Hicks, Henry Hicks, J.P. Hicks, Phillip Hicks, Glen Dale Wagner and Randy Shores.

The Waldron News
7 April 2010
VIRGINIA HARMON HIEL

Virginia Edith Harmon Hiel was born to Fred and Pearl (Tiller) Harmon east of Arcadia in a log cabin north of Lake Hiwassee April 25, 1918. She was a graduate of Arcadia High School class of 1935. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Hiel in January 1937 and went to live on a farm in Waldron, Arkansas. Virginia and Jack were parents to five boys, two died in infancy of Batten disease and one was stillborn. They lived in California from 1944 to 1952, then returned to Arkansas. In 1960 they moved back to Oklahoma when their sons Jim and Jerry became college age. Virginia retired from Western Electric and enjoyed traveling after her retirement. Her husband Jack, three infant sons, her parents, brother Edward Harmon, sister Winifred Owen, and sister-in-law Alice Mae Muroney Hill, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons James Hiel and wife Judy and Jereld Hiel and wife Marjorie. Three grandsons: Paul Hiel, Bryan Hiel and wife Cindy, Kevin Hiel and wife Lisa and one granddaughter and husband, Cindy and Joey Biggerstaff. Also great grandchildren: C.J. and Emma Hiel, Jack, Gideon & Colin Hiel, and Brenna, Carson and Manning Biggerstaff. Sisters-in-law: Charlotte Hiel, Betty Frost, Bayle Godfrey and husband Guy. One cousin, Grace Grayson and many nieces and nephews. She was born again March 1953 and taught Sunday School for many years. She was married to her husband Jack for fifty-seven years. After his death in 1994 she moved to the Baptist Retirement Village and had lived there approximately fifteen years. At her death she was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 605 N. Anderson Road, Arcadia, OK. Burial took place following the service at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Arcadia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baptist Boys Ranch Town, 5100 E. 33, Edmond, OK 73013. Services were under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.

The Waldron News
11 June 2003
KYLE WAYNE HIGGINBOTHAM

Kyle Wayne Higginbotham was born on September 17, 1998 in Merced, California and passed away May 22, 2003 in Madera, California. Kyle was a very strong boy and put up a fight all the way through. He touched everybody's life that he met and is so deeply loved by all his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family & friends. He loved planting, picking & smelling his flowers. He would go out in the gardens and plant his flowers. He loved carrying his family pictures, mum-mum, alcohol pads, stuffed animals and stickers, he also loved writing letters to family and friends. Kyle always considered Children's Hospital as a second home. He always enjoyed being with the staff and patients there. Everybody at Children's Hospital considered him family. Kyle even named the hospital Debbie's House after his favorite nurse's assistant (PCT.) Kyle is survived by his parents Thomas & Kelly Higginbotham, and a sister Emma Dawn Higginbotham all of Merced, California. Grandparents Donovan Wayne & Annabelle Higginbotham of Winton, California. He is also survived by his grandfather Revis Grisham & step-grandmother Carole Grisham. Also a great- aunt & great-uncle Betty & Earl Craig of Waldron, Arkansas. Godparents Bryan & Sue Hofman of Modesto, California. Moreover, numerous aunts, uncle, cousins, family and friends. Kyle is preceded in death by his grandmother Dawn Gail Grisham and great- grandfather Calvin Grisham. He is also survived by his great grandmother Lillian Rushton of Mariposa, CA & a great grandmother Peggy Grisham of Planada, CA. A funeral service was held Friday, May 30, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Merced, CA followed by burial at Plainsburg Cemetery. All services were under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced, CA.

Scott County Times
10 April 2002
JOHN HIGGINS, SR.

John Emmett Higgins, Sr., son of the late Dorris and Gladys Blevins Higgins, was born July 22, 1932 in Coaldale, Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Barbara Joann Crittendon on February 15, 1959 at Malden, Missouri. She preceded him in death on June 22, 2000. On September 21, 2001 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Adams at Hot Springs, Arkansas. John Emmett Higgins, Sr. died March 16, 2002 at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 22 days. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Higgins of West Helena, Arkansas; two sons, Martin Harold and wife Cindy Higgins of DeSoto, Missouri and John E. and wife Lori Higgins, Jr. of Kennett, Missouri; one daughter, Tanya and husband Paul Robinson of Bethalto, Illinois; 4 stepsons, Ted and wife Janie Johnston of Bates, Arkansas, Carl and wife Sheila Johnston, Kenny and wife Kathy Johnston, Terry and wife Cheryl Johnston, all of Waldron; two step-daughters, Debbie Johnston of Waldron and Diana and husband Jerald Hattabaugh of Mansfield; 3 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends.

Scott County Times
24 September 2003
BIRD HIGHFILL

Bird Highfill, 81, of Waldron died Sunday, September 21, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired seamstress and member of Boles Southern Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harding Highfill and a daughter, Ruth Davis. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 23, 2003 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the funeral home. She is survived by two daughters, Tim Highfill of Boles, Arkansas and Gene & Phyllis Highfill of Springfield, Oregon; and one sister, Tish Rogers of Boles, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 320 N. Greenwood Ave., Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
JESSE A. HIGHFILL, JR.

Jesse A. Highfill, Jr., 82, of Springfield, Oregon died February 20, 2000. He was born on March 30, 1917 in Blue Ball, AR to Jesse and Lulah (Taylor) Highfill, Sr. He was a former resident of Los Angeles, Cypress and Corona, CA. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. February 23 at Buell Chapel in Springfield, Oregon with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Buell Chapel of Springfield, OR. He was married to Etta J. Webb on May 26, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a U.S. Army Cavalry member mounted on horseback in 1938. He was a carpenter and in general construction. He was a life member of the Carpenters Union #803. He enjoyed gardening, church activities and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by one brother, Ferrell (Vicky) Highfill of Montebello, CA; one sister, Bird Highfill of Boles, AR; two nieces, Ricky three nephews, Gene (Phyllis) Highfill of Springfield, Theo Highfill of Texas and Tim Highfill of Boles, AR. [Copied as published; possibly one line missing.]

The Waldron News
29 September 1999
WILLIAM HERMAN HIGHFILL

William Herman Highfill, 89, of Poteau, Oklahoma died on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Heavener, Oklahoma. He was a long time resident of Poteau and a retired Minister of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Barbara Highfill and two brothers, Claude and Bruce Highfill. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24 at First Baptist in Heavener, OK with burial at Hill Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Highfill of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lora Ellen and Thomas Shriver of Dallas, TX, Dr. Marilyn Joyce and James Porter of Crowley, TX and Helen Virginia and Paul Emert of Burleson, TX; 3 sons and daughters- in-law, Dr. William Carl and Dr. Patricia Highfill of Auburn, AL, Reverend Donald Bryan and Erma Highfill of Uberlandia, Brazil and Kem David Highfill of Savannah, GA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Charles Graves of Poteau, OK and Virginia and Reverend Kenneth King of Lufkin, TX; one sister-in-law, Edna Highfill of Poteau, OK; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and children in the faith. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund of Heavener, OK, Kiamichi Baptist Assembly of Talihina, OK or Oklahoma Baptist Childrens Home through First Baptist Church of Heavener, OK.

The Waldron News
10 July 2002
A.D. HILL, JR.

Alamogordo, NM--A.D. Hill, Jr., 77, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away July 1, 2002. He was born in Scott County, the son of the late A.D. and Vesta Young Hill. After graduation from Waldron High School in 1942, he proudly served his country during World War II on a submarine in the Pacific. Later he joined the Army and left the military with the rank of warrant officer. He retired in 1976 as chief of a missile station at White Sands Missile Range, NM. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Atha Lee Hill; his daughter, Susan Hill of Snohomish, WA; sons and daughters-in- law, Gregory Hill and Lenore of Alamagordo, NM; Larry Hill and Karen of Albuquerque, NM; sister Zella H. Strickland of Wendell, NC; and one grandson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lavaca Assembly of God Church. His ashes will be buried in the Lee family cemetery in Lavaca.

The Waldron News
1 September 2004
ARCHIE BUELL HILL

Archie Buell Hill, 93, of Parks, Arkansas passed away August 26, 2004 at his home. He was born March 17, 1911 at Blue Ball, Arkansas, the sn of William Newton Hill and Mary Jane McLain Hill. Archie was a member of the Parks Baptist Church where he taught an adult Sunday School class for thirty one years. He retired in 1973 from the Waldron Public School System as a teacher and administrator with thirty years of service. Archie was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Ruby Allen and his beloved wife, Mary. Archie is survived by his son, Wallace and daughter-in-law, Bonnie of Parks, his grandson, Damon of Fayetteville, Arkansas, his granddaughter, Jennifer Vickers and her husband David of Parks, one great-granddaughter, Brittany Vickers and one great-grandson, David Lee Vickers of Fort Smith. Other survivors include one niece Barbara Allen of Waldron, one nephew, Donald Allen of Texarkana and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28 at the Parks Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Yeoman officiating. Interment followed at Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Don Frost, Billy John Franklin, John Laird, Danny Morran, Richard McLain and Donald Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Papasan, John Trumble, Holland Piles, Howard Holleman, Harlon Hawkins and L.K. Robertson.

The Waldron News
28 January 2008
ATHA HILL

Atha Hill, age 79, of New Mexico, died on January 19, 2008. Atha is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, A.D. Hill, Jr. and is survived by their three children, Larry, Gregory and Susan Hill of New Mexico. Locally, she is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Loreen Lee of Alma, Tom and Lorraine Lee of Barling, Dorothy Lee of Lavaca, Martha Lee Taylor of California and 17 nieces and nephews. Atha was the daughter of Mena residents, Sam and Eva Heath Lee. Her husband, A.D., was the son of Doss and Vesta Hill of Mena and later Mansfield. Atha, born near Mena, graduated from Cherry Hill High School and married in 1947. The couple moved with their three children to New Mexico in 1957. A memorial service and reception will be held for all friends and family at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2nd at the Assembly of God Church in Lavaca.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
BRENDA JOY HILL

Brenda Joy Hill of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda was born October 12, 1948 to Rueben Parker and Melba (Richmond) Parker in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Brenda was 63 years, 6 months and 25 days old. Brenda was a long time member of the Waldron Church of Christ in Waldron, Arkansas. In 1973 Brenda married the love of her life Jimmy Lee Hill. They had many wonderful years together. Jimmy preceded Brenda in death and now they are reunited in Heaven. Brenda was a retired Register Nurse after having been in the profession for 37 years. Brenda was a king and warm person. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, two aunts, Joyce Sehorn of Oklhoma City, Oklahoma and Ruth Self of Waldron, Arkansas, one uncle, Andy Richmond of North Little Rock, one nephew, David Sparks and wife Michelle of Waldron, Arkansas and one great niece Allie Sparks of Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda also leaves behind many friends and loved ones. Brenda is preceded in death by her husband. Jimmy Lee Hill and her parents, Rueben Parker & Melba (Richmond) Parker. Brenda's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Waldron Church of Christ in Waldron, Arkansas with Adam Evans and Andy Richmond officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda's pallbearers will be Noral Stamps, Brad Stamps, Darven Hutchins, Emmett Barnett, A.G. Morrison and David Sparks. Brenda's visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 April 2005
CAROLYN HILL

Carolyn Hill, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, April 7, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Donald Gene Hill of the home; one son, Donald Joe and wife Angie Hill of Waldron, AR; her mother, Audrey Harris of Waldron, AR; grandparents, Jean and Evani Riley; one brother, Ken and his wife Karen Harris of Waldron, AR; and two grandchildren, Darlynda and Wendi Hill of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were John Kuhlman, Robert Jett, David Jett, Tim Jett, Rusty Craig and Carl Long.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
DELLA JANE ROBERTS HILL

Della Jane Roberts Hill, 60, of Pensacola, Florida, died Sunday, October 17, 1999 at Baptist Hospital. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on November 23, 1938, the daughter of Joe and Pauline Austin Roberts. Her mother, father and brother Dr. William Joseph Roberts of Charleston, Arkansas preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roy Hill Jr., one daughter, Kimberlee Dwyer of Loxahatchee, Fla; three sons, Patrick Shawn Flanagan of Stuart, Fla., Michael Austin Flanagan of Ft. Lauderdale, Ala., Christopher Hampton Holton of Pearl Harbor, HI; two stepsons, Hardy Hill and Alex Hill; two step daughters, Dee Crowell and Sheryl Baxter; seven grandchildren, Joseph Francis Dwyer III, Heather Erin, Shannon Marie, and Sean Patrick Flanagan, Michael Charles and Austin Joseph Flanagan and Brendon Christopher Holton; four nephews, Keith Roberts, Brad Roberts, Travis Roberts, Wade Roberts, and one niece Rachael Bentley Roberts. She was a mother of 42 years and a practicing LPN nurse. She was a two-time survivor of cancer and died of a heart attack. She was buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas in her family plot on Friday, October 22, 1999 with a small service held at the cemetery.

The Waldron News
10 May 2006
DONALD GENE HILL

Donald Gene Hill, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 8, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was retired from Tyson Foods as a service manager and was a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church. Graveside funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at the Duncan Cemetery with interment in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Jean Hattabaugh and husband Mitchell of Mansfield, Arkansas; one son, Donald Gene Hill and wife Angie of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Dorothy Ritter of Plainview, AR, Shirley Brown of Red Oak,OK; mother-in-law, Audrey Harris; brother-in-law, Ken Harris and wife Karen of Waldron, AR; three granddaughters, Darlynda and Wendi Hill of Waldron, AR, Evani Riley of Mansfield, AR; life long friends, John and Wanda Kuhlman of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hattabaugh, Robert Jett, David Jett, Quienton Tallmadge, Rusty Craig and Carl Long. Honorary pallbearer will be John Kuhlman.

Scott County Times
4 October 2000
HERMAN HILL

Herman Lee Hill, 82, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, September 29, 2000 in his home. He was a member of the Blackfork Baptist Church and a rancher. Graveside services were held at 10 am Monday, October 2, 2000 at Haw Creek Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Hill of the home; 6 daughters, Wanda Joyce Rieker of Little Rock, Patsy Ann Powell of Mena, Stella Louise Benjamin of Floydada, Texas, Sandra Kay Harvey of Mena, Peggy Sue Carter of Mena, Brenda Marie Doyle of Haw Creek, Oklahoma; 4 sons, Daris Gene Hill of Bates, Arkansas, Larry Dean Hill of Bates, Darryl Wayne HIll of Page, Oklahoma, Jeffery Dale Hill of Mena; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
28 January 2004
JEFFERY "BOZ" MYLES HILL

Oklahoma--Funeral services for Jeffery "Boz" Myles Hill, 25, of Cameron, Oklahoma were held Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 2 pm at Bates Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Gipson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Hill died Friday, January 23, 2004 in Red Oak, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of Waldron, a horse trainer and member of the PRCA rodeo circuit. He attended Bates First Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Donald AJ and Sally Ann Hill. He is survived by his mother, Debby Howery of Waldron; five sisters, Crystal Hattabaugh and husband Mitchell, Tammy Nevills and husband Troy all of Waldron, Jackie Hunsucker and Marie Basham of Mansfield and Pat Branham of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, Donnie Hill and wife Laura of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Paul Rice, Jeremy Rice, Toby Nix, Jerod Nix, Caleb Free, Daniel Free and Josh Free.

The Waldron News
15 February 2006
JIMMY HILL

Jimmy Hill, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 10, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired welder and a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hill of the home; one niece, one nephew and one great nephew. Pallbearers were Ricky Don Black, Alton Epperson, Jim Wilson and A.G. Morrison.

The Waldron News
28 February 2007
JULIA ANN HILL

Julia Ann Hill, 82,of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 24, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Fork Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the Haw Creek Cemetery with interment in the Haw Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by six daughters, Wanda Reichert of Little Rock, Arkansas, Pat Powell of Mena, Arkansas, Stella Benjamin of Black Fork, Arkansas, Kay Harvey of Mena, Arkansas, Sue Carter of Mena, Arkansas, Brenda Reel of Bates, Arkansas; four sons, Gene Hill of Heavener, Oklahoma, Larry Hill of Bates, Arkansas, Darryl Hill of Page, Oklahoma, Jeff Hill of Clarksville, Arkansas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Hill and her husband, Herman Hill.

The Waldron News
18 May 2011
LINDA HILL

Linda Hill of Heavener, OK went to be with her Lord and Lavior on May 11, 2011 at her home. Born in Bates, AR on June 25, 1948, the youngest child of Edd and Talitha (Thompson) Pottridge, she was 62 years old. Linda was a member of the Waldron High School calss of 1966 and the Bates First Assembly of God Church. She was an accomplished piano player and she used her talent as church pianist for over 40 years. She also ministered with her beautiful voice as a founding member of the gospel group "The Master's Family." She traveled to local churches for over 35 years with her husband Gene. She loved to garden and her yard was her passion. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She made each one feel special and loved, knowing that they were "one" of her favorites. Linda is survived by Gene Hill, her loving husband of 45 years, of Heavener, OK; two children, Le Ann and husband Paul Atchley of Waldron, AR and Doug and wife Lori Hill of Howe, OK. Seven grandchildren, Garrett and Josh Atchley of Waldron, AR, Chasten, Jarrod and Tanner Hill of Howe, OK, Cindy Leatherwood and Heather Hasberry of Poteau, OK, and one great-granddaughter, Logan Leatherwood. She is also survived by five siblings, Twilla Maxwell of Oklahoma City, OK, Betty Stafford of Bates, AR, Gene Pottridge of Howe, OK, Shirley Brothers of Plainview and Gary Pottridge of Bates, AR. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leon and Doss Pottridge, and one sister, Peggy Bennett. Linda's life celebration service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Heavener First Baptist Church with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Bro. Jason Goshorn officiating. Interment will follow in the Gibson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Linda's pallbearers were Garrett Atchley, Josh Atchley, Chasten Hill, Jarrod HIll, Jarrod Nix and Toby Nix. Her honorary pallbearer was Tanner Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 3100 N. Broadway, Suite 108, Poteau, Oklahoma 74953.

The Waldron News
21 February 2001
MADELINE M. HILL

Madeline M. Hill, 77, of Fayetteville, Arkansas died Monday, February 19, 2001 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born July 27, 1923 at Prairie Grove, the daughter of William Harrison and Ethel Weber McBroom. She was assistant manager of the Boston Store in Fayetteville, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and Circle-4. She is survived by her husband, Tom Hill; one son, Tommy Hill of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Beverly K. Hill and Madeline Carol Johnson, both of Fayetteville; five grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 at Central United Methodist Church with burial at Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Chapel. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, AR 72702.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
MARY FROST HILL

Mary Almer Frost Hill, 89, of Parks, Arkansas died Thursday, October 26, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired school teacher for Waldron public school system and a member of the Parks Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Saturday, October 28, 2000 at the Parks Baptist Church with Reverend Keith Holleman officiating with burial at the Parks Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Archie Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Bonnie Hill of Parks; one sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Holland Piles of Parks; one sister-in-law, Betty Frost; one granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer and David Vickers of Parks; one grandson, Damon Hill of Austin, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Brittany Vickers of Parks and one great-grandson, David Lee Vickers. Pallbearers were Don Frost, Joe Frost, Bill Frost, Keith Piles, Leaman Piles, Danny Morran and Harvey Combs.

The Waldron News
8 August 2012
MARY JANE HILL

Mary Jane Hill of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, July 30, 2012 in Waldron surrounded by those that loved her deeply. Mary was born September 5, 1938 in Kearney, Nebraska to the late Roy Alvin and Catherine (Wolf) Dailey. Mary was 73 years, 10 months, and 25 days old. Mary attended NAPA High School in Astoria, Oregon. She loved cooking, quilting, but above all she loved all her animals. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Nettie King and husband Richie of Waldron, Arkansas. Mary also leaves grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary's celebration of life service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 October 2003
MELBA LOUISE HILL

Melba Louise Hill, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, October 12, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of Waldron Church of Christ as well as a member of the Extension Homemaker's Club. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rubin Parker and Clifford Hill. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda and her husband Jimmy Hill of Waldron; two sisters, Sue Rogers of Waldron and Joyce and her husband Bill Sehorn of Oklahoma City, OK; Andy Richmond and his wife JoAnn of North Little Rock, AR; three nephews, Todd Richmond, Chad Richmond and Jonathan Richmond; and one niece, Debbie Blalock.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
OTHA HILL

Otha Hill, age 86, of Waldron died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Born November 19, 1919 in Gravelly, he was the son of the late Frank and Tillie Lunsford Hill. He was a member of the Tatetown Community Church and a retired heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by a son, Otha Lee Hill, brother, Robert Hill, three sisters, Dovie Sutterfield, Mamie Hamacker and Ola Knight. Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Barbara Jones Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Polly Hill of Ada, OK, Butch and Ladonna Hill of Waveland; a daughter, Deanna Sehorn of Waldron; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Tatetown Community Church with Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral HOme in Danville.

The Waldron News
27 March 2002
PAM HILL

Pam Hill, age 56, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died Friday, March 22, 2002 in a local hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 30, 1945 in Scott County, the daughter of Clarence O. and Etta Hawkins Gibson. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Dr. Sam H. Hill, Jr. of Hot Springs; one son and daugher-in-law, Sam and Frankie Hill of Hot Springs; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Traci and Michael Chavez of Bastrop, Texas, Kim and Lee Parris of Cabot, Sammi Kay Wilson of Hot Springs, and Beverly and Kenny Copeland of Texarkana, Texas; nine grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Memorial services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 in the Davis-Smith/Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel.

Scott County Times
19 March 2003
SALLY ANN HILL

Waldron--Funeral services for Sally Ann Hill, 67, of Waldron were held Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 10 am at Bates Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Gipson Cemetery at Bates under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Hill was born August 2, 1935 at Forester, Oklahoma and died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Waldron. She was a homemaker and a member of Bates Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald AJ Hill and her parents, Edd and Willa Mae Cope. Survivors include six daughters, Debby Howery of Waldron, Pat Branham of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jackie Hunsucker and Marie Basham both of Mansfield and Tammy Nevills and Crystal Hattabaugh both of Waldron; two sons-in-law, Troy Nevills and Mitchell Hattabaugh; three sisters, Verna Henderson, Kay Gray and Sue Cope; two brothers, Billy Joe Cope and Eddie Ray Cope; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Nix, Tink Nix, Richie Sanders, Carl Johnston, Ted Johnston and Gene Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Daleb Free, Trent Hayslip, Jim Howery, Danny Mahurin, Wayne Bob Sanders and Kenneth Nevills.

The Waldron News
16 December 2009
SIDNEY RAY HILL

Sidney Ray Hill, 50, passed away Saturday, December 12. Survivors, his wife, Shelia Wood; his mother, Evea Wood; one son; two stepsons; one daughter. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, Cornerstone Pentecostal Church. Visitation: 7-9 pm Tuesday, December 15th. Interment: Wolf Cemetery, Oppelo by Bob Neal & Sons, Morrilton.

The Waldron News
31 March 1999
THURMAN R.J. HILL

Thurman R.J. Hill, 64, of Heavener, Okla., died Thursday, March 25, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a life long resident of the area. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; one daughter, Brenda Evans, of Wicks; four sons: Larry R.J. Hill, Timothy R.J. Hill, Randy Dale Hill, all of Heavener, Okla. and Paul R.J. Hill of Reno, Nev; three sisters- in-law: Sally Hill, Wilma Hill and Wona Hill; several nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
25 April 2001
TOM HILL

Thomas J. Hill, Sr., 81, of Fayetteville, AR died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born November 2, 1919 at Braggs, Oklahoma, the son of Floyd and Nettie Hayes Hill. He retired from the University of Arkansas Housing Department in 1986 nd had worked for Woodruff's Laundry and Cleaners on Dickson Street for many years. He was a graduate of Prairie Grove High School. He coached Babe Ruth, American Legion and semi-pro baseball teams for thirteen years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher. He was an avid horseman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Hill. He is survived by one son Tommy Hill and his wife, Carolyn, of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters, Beverly K. Hill and Madeline Carol Johnson both of Fayetteville, AR; one sister, Pauline Garrett and her husband, Hank, of Viney Grove, AR; five grandsons; and two great- grandchildren. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Wesley Hilliard officiating. Burial was in Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Chapel. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702.

The Waldron News
21 May 2014
PAUL HUNTER HILLIER

It is with sad hearts that we report the passing of Paul Hunter Hillier on May 13, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Paul was born 66 years ago to the late Rev. David and Dorothy Hillier in Forrest City, Arkansas. Paul proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Army. In his civilian life he worked in the construction field, hunted deer, caught bass, grew enough vegetables to feed many friends and helped with church projects. He used to tell us that he was "born to work," and indeed, he was the hardest worker we have ever known. Paul is survived by his wife Barbara of 31 years, a daughter, Vickie Hillier of Houston, Texas, a son, Kevin Hillier and daughter-in-law Tonya of Waldron, Arkansas. Also a sister, Mary Kirkendoll of Fort Smith, Arkansas and a brother, James Hillier and sister-in-law Marguerite of Texarkana, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Charles Hillier and John Hillier. Paul was cremated. A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday May 16, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Ken Boyd officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please help someone in need.

The Waldron News
16 May 2012
MC LESLIE HIMES

MC Leslie Himes of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas. MC was born December 23, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas to MC (Blue) Himes and Ettie Visla (Heckard) Himes. MC was 80 years, 4 months and 15 days old. MC was a Gunner in the United States Army from October 1952 until August 1954. In January of 1955 he married the love of his life, his wife Mary Ann Lawrence. Together they made a life of wedded bliss. MC had a love of the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His biggest enjoyment was when he worked with his honey bee hives. MC was known to be a jack of all trades including being a mechanic, driving a log truck and the list goes on and on. For many years MC worked at the Waldron Middle School as a custodian. There the children just called him "Pops" Years ago, Mr. Bill Churchill lured MC and his co-worker John D. Taff to build what is today the stage and building at Turkey Track Bluegrass near Waldron, Arkansas where the performances take place. MC leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann of the home and their special dog "Goldie." MC is preceded in death by his parents, MC (Blue) Himes and Ettie Himes. MC's graveside service was held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant (Greenridge) Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with the Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. MC's visitation was Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Ark.

Sisters of M.C. Leslie Himes

In the obituary for M.C. Leslie Himes, several names were left out, that should have been included. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Floyd. Also two sisters, Bessie Cox and Elsie Cox. He is also survived by three sisters, Louise Brown, Glenda Fair and Irma Hopper.

The Waldron News
1 February 2006
THOMAS JAMES HIMES

Mr. Thomas James Himes, age 61, of Y-City passed away Saturday, January 28, 2006 at his home. He was born October 3, 1944 in Mansfield, Arkansas to James Himes and Evelyn Hitchcock. He was united in marriage to Denise Singleton. He was a mechanic by profession and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Denise Himes of Boles, AR; mother, Evelyn Hitchcock of Waldron, AR; son Ronald Morrison of Missouri; daughters, Lisa Stinson of Waldron, AR and Janita Blotts of Oklahoma; brothers, Dub Himes of Abbott, AR, Vernie Himes of Durant, OK, Howard Himes of Waldron, AR and Lonnie Himes of Missouri; sisters, Wanda Hitchcock of Waldron, AR and Arlene Brown of Waldron, AR; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Scott County Times
26 September 2001
DEWEY HINES

Dewey Wesley Hines, 68, of Harvey, Arkansas died Sunday, September 23, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army, a veteran of Korea Conflict and Vietnam, and a member of Chant Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were at 2 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Chant Pentecostal Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Judy; one daughter, Teri L.Brothers of Harvey; two sons, Madison F. "Buddy" Hines and Douglas D. Hines both of Odessa, Texas; one sister, Theresa Ann Garrett of Mena, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Hines of Pahrump, Nevada; 6 grandchildren, Wesley, Rusty, Krystal, Justin, Blake and Tera. Pallbearers were Donny Austin, J.D. Brothers, Joe Maxey, Roy Austin, J.B. Wagner and Bill Shaddon.

The Waldron News
10 September 2008
DOUGLAS DEWAYNE HINES

Douglas Dewayne Hines passed away Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born December 24, 1971 in Abilene, TX to Dewey Wesley Hines and Judy (Smith) Hines. He was a 1991 graduate of Permian High School. He married Misti Kinsel in Odessa January 20, 1993. He was a licensed electrician for Tessco. Doug just enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time. He loved riding horses and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father, who leaves behind his beloved wife of over 15 years, Misti Hines of Odessa; one son, Brody Hines of Odessa; and his daughter KaRissa Hines of Odessa. He is also survivied by his mother, Judy Hines of Harvey, AR; grandmothers Vera Smith of Harvey, AR and Catherine Hogan of Odessa; brother Buddy Hines of Harvey, AR; sister Teri Brothers and husband Richie of Harvey, AR; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. He has gone on to join his father Dewey Hines and his grandfather Harley Smith in Heaven. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at Faith Community Baptist Church officiated by Bro. Wayne Shelton. Interment followed at Western Roses Memorial Park Cemetery (4100 N FM1788.) Arrangements were entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Scott County Times
10 October 2001
KENNETH HINES

Kenneth Ray Hines, 63, died in his home on October 1, 2001. He was born on March 21, 1938 in Waldron to the late Othel L. Hines and Foy Inez (Gibbs) Hines. He married Betty Ann Millard on March 3, 1978. Shortly after their marriage they purchased the Scott Theater in Waldron where he spent much of his childhood as an usher and ticket taker. He followed in his fathers footsteps and became a respected sign painter. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2001 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Cooper and Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Waldron; five daughters, Connie Willis of Osceola, Missouri, Nancy Stuart and Becky Haga, both of Waldron, DeeAnna Smalley of Kansas City, Kansas and Johnnie Hines of Fort Scott, Kansas; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jenik of Colby, Kansas and Linda Barnett of Waldron; plus a host of other relatives and friends. He also leaves behind his faithful little dog, Missy. Pallbearers were Donald Draper, Joey Marrone, Tim Starr, Terry Plummer, Herbert Rose and Glen Dale Sparks. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Billings, Buel Watts, Pat Ray Biggs and Paul Marrone.

The Waldron News
11 May 2005
JUANITA HINKLE

Juanita Hinkle, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, April 30, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She was the daughter of Byron Scudder and Bessie Edmondson Hinkle. She was a veteran, a retired teacher and a Baptist. Her body has been donated to science at her request. There will be no service at her request.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
GARLAND HITCHCOCK

Garland Hitchcock, 63, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, September 10, 2010 at his home. Garland was born April 26, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the (late) Peter Garfield Hitchcock and Edna Vivian (Harvey) Hitchcock. Garland is survived by three sons, Rodney Hitchcock and wife Amy of Waldron, Arkansas, Lesley Curtis of Waldron, Arkansas, Donnie Curtis of Arkansas; two sisters, Bea Romacly of Huntington Beach, California, Glenda Stevens of California; two brothers, Danny Hitchcock of Waldron, Arkansas, Michael Hitchcock of Waldron, Arkansas; one grandchild, Devin Curtis of Waldron, Arkansas. Garland's funeral service was held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. A private interment was in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Garland's family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until the funeral Monday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
WANDA LOU HITCHCOCK

Wanda Lou Hitchcock of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery (remainder missing from copy.)

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
WINNIE MARY BELL HODGE
March 29, 1923 - March 3, 2009

Winnie Mary Bell Hodge of Dallas passed away on March 3, 2009 at the age of 85. She was born in Athens, TX on March 29, 1923 to James and Eunice (Cotton) Weatherford. Mrs. Hodge is survived by her children: Dana Malavear & husband Frankie "Bob," Alvin Hodge, Katherine Hudspeth, Nelda Borders & husband Bobby; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lee Hodge; sons Kenward & Berkle Hodge; three brothers and five sisters. The family received friends Friday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, Mesquite, TX. Interment was at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
CHRISTENA HODGES

Christena Lynn Hodges, 28, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Martin Funeral Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield. She is survived by two daughers, Amber Lynn Hodges of the home and Kimberly Ann Balentine of the home; one son, Steven Ray Edgar of the home; her mother and step-father, Lela and Jim Martin of Parks; her father, Bill Balentine of Waldron; 4 sisters, Marilyn Sue Frazier and Lori Ann Powell both of Waldron, Sandra Jean Parks of Winthrop, Arkansas and Pamela Gale Scantling of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 3 brothers, Randall Wayne Balentine of Decatur, Texas, Jerry Douglas Balentine of Sumner, South Carolina and Mark Lee Balentine of Waldron.

The Waldron News
12 May 2010
VERLE HODGES

Verle Hodges, 81, of Cameron, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Verle is survived by his grandson Michael Hodges of Booneville; granddaughter Kristy Cantu of Ft. Smith; great grandchildren Melina Cantu of Ft. Smith, Isobel Hodges and Ezra Hodges both of Booneville; sisters Bonnie Hamilton of Mankato, Kansas and Cheryl Blanken of Clay Center, Kansas; brother Dennis Hodges of Kansas City, Missouri. Verle was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Hodges; sister Virginia Gunlicks, and parents Theodore and Ester Hodges. Graveside services were held Friday, May 7, 2010 at Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

Scott County Times
28 August 2002
ROBERT VERL HODSON

Waldron--Graveside services for Robert Verl Hodson, 66, of Waldron were held Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 2 pm at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Mr. Hodson was born March 15, 1936 in Humphrey, Arkansas to Claude Glyenn Hodson and Edna Margaret Merrick Hodson and died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at his home. He lived in Waldron 15 months, moving from Denver, Colorado. He was a veteran and a warehouse supervisor for a chemical plant. Survivors include his wife, Naomi of Waldron; a son, Robert Glyenn Hodson of Waldron; two brothers, Donald Glyenn Hodson and Rickey Hinkel both of Redding, California; a sister, Betty Stealman of Ft. Jones, California; six grandchildren and three great-grand-children. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Waldron News
17 February 2010
VIDA (JAMESON) HOFFMAN

Vida (Jameson) Hoffman, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 17, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Vida was born February 7, 1918 in Parks, Arkansas. She was one of fourteen children born to the late James F. and Fannie (Carter) Jameson with ten of her siblings living to adulthood. She was a homemaker. Vida is survived by three children, Johnny Hoffman and his wife Frankilene (Arnette) of Weatherford, Texas, Mary (Hoffman) George and her husband Flint George of Flower Mound, Texas, Cecelia (Hoffman) Preston and her husband Kenneth Preston of Parks, Arkansas; three sisters, Victoria "Vick" Porter, Edna Watson, Joanna Rhyne; two granddaughters, Teresa George, Karen (Preston) Schnitker and her husband Clifford Schnitker; four grandsons, Barry Preston, Danny Preston, Kevin George, Ricky George and his wife Rebecca (Gibson) George; six great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; two great-great granddaughters; three great-great grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, David Verl Hoffman; eight sisters, Faye Irene, Fora Mae, Clara Mae, Missy Daphne, LaVona Bronk, Katherine Murray, Lorene Pettit, Katherlene Morrison; two brothers, James "Buster" Jameson, John Simeon Jameson; and one granddaughter, Vida Sue Hoffman. Vida's funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment was 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin George, Ricky George, Travis Cearley, Barry Preston, Danny Preston, Blair Green, Clifford Schnitker, Jared Kluthe, Alan George, Keith George, Craig George and Matthew Hancock.

The Waldron News
10 August 2005
VIDA SUE HOFFMAN

Vida Sue Hoffman was born November 8, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas and passed away July 25, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was named for her paternal grandmother, Vida "Jameson" Hoffman and preceded in death by her paternal grandfather David Verl Hoffman of Parks, Arkansas. Vida conveyed her appreciation and love to all her family and friends for whom she felt truly blessed, and was thankful for a vibrant life performing music for hundreds of people. She graduated May, 1978 from Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas. She attended UCLA where she earned a two-year certificate in Music Business and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where she lived for 19 years, being employed by Hospital Corporation of America and Quest Diagnostics. She retired from Nashville and relocated to Salt Lake City in 2000, where she was employed as a logistics trainer for Quest Diagnostics, being blessed once again as her co-workers became her friends. With the love and support from family and many friends, she battled a rare ovarian cancer for 21 months. She is survived by her parents, Johnny & Frankilene Hoffman of Weatherford, TX; her grandmother, Vida "Jameson" Hoffman residing in Parks, Arkansas; two aunts & their spouses, Cecelia & Kenneth Preston of Parks, AR, Mary & Flim George of Flower Mound, TX; four great-aunts, Kathelene "Jameson" Morrison of California, Edna "Jameson" & her husband J.T. Watson of California; JoAnna "Jameson" Rhyne of Waldron, AR, and Vick "Jameson" Porter of Waldron, AR; first cousins, Barry & Danny Preston and Karen "Preston" Hancock, Kevin, Teresa & Rick George; plus numerous second & third cousins. "A celebration of her life" was held Sunday, July 30, 2005 at the Salt Lake Church of Religious Science in Salt Lake City, Utah. Another memorial is being planned in Tennessee, the date to be announced later. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please help fight this disease by making donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plae, Suite 1400, New York, New York.

Scott County Times
16 May 2001
FONTANE HOFSETH

Fontane Hofseth, 25, of Mansfield died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Mansfield. She was a student at Westark Community College in Fort Smith and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, May 3, 2001 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. She is survived by her parents Dennis Ray and Cathy Poor of Mansfield; her maternal grandparents William and Mabel Pierce of Mansfield; her paternal grandfather Torulf Hofseth of Anchorage, Alaska and her paternal grandmother Suzanne Ross of Sandston, Virginia; and one sister, Candie Schumacher of Greenwood.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
DR. KENNETH J. HOGAN

Dr. Kenneth J. Hogan, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Waldron, AR. Kenneth graduated from the Washington University Dental School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1960. After graduating he served in the military for dentistry from 1960 to 1965. After his service was over Kenneth moved back to Waldron and opened his own dental office until 1989 when he was forced to close for health reasons. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Hogan of the home; four children, Michael Hogan and wife Tonya, Cheryl Seidel and husband Stuart, Bary Hogan and wife Christine, and Annette Smith and husband David; 8 grandchildren, Jeffery Hogan and wife Ashley, Haley Seidel, Laren Smith, Taylor Hogan, Grant Hogan, Hogan Seidel, Evan Smith and Parker Hogan; and great granddaughter Baeleigh Hogan. Kenneth is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Jeanie Hogan and Lucille Hogan. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Mena, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were C.R. Carpenter, Noal Sanders, David Smith, Stuart Seidel, David Hawkins and Wayne Reid. Honorary Pallbearers were Edward Jackson and Bill Tarlton.

The Waldron News
11 September 2013
CATHERINE NORRIS HOGANS

Catherine Norris Hogans of Danville, Arkansas, formerly of Odessa, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Catherine was born September 25, 1926 in Lamesa, Texas to Edgar Harvey Miller and Kate Gillispie Miller. Catherine was 86 years, 11 months and 9 days old. Catherine was a nurse for 40 plus years in Texas. She moved from Texas to Danville, Arkansas three years ago to be closer to her family. She enjoyed her family and cherished the opportunity to be near them. Catherine loved to write children's stories. Catherine especially enjoyed art and doing beadwork. She was always ready to enjoy arts and crafts and scrapbooking. She had even entered some of her handmade items in the local fair this year. Catherine leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter in law, Judy Hines of Harvey, Arkansas. Grandmother Hogans will forever be missed by three grandchildren: Terry Brothers & husband Richie of Harvey, Arkansas and Buddy Hines of Harvey, Arkansas, and Misty (Hines) Owsley of Odessa, Texas as well as ten great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. Catherine will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including a number of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Kate Miller, one daughter, Phillis Diann Threatt, one son, Madison Threatt Jr., and one grandchild, Douglas Hines, two brothers, Edgar Miller and Charlie Miller. Catherine's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed Monday, September 9, 2013 in Odessa, Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons: Buddy Hines, Richie Brothers, Wesley Brothers, Rusty Brothers, Justin Brothers, Blake Hines, Brody Hines and Evan Vaught. Catherine's visitation was Friday, September 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity.

The Waldron News
20 September 2006
MADGE L. HOGUE

Madge L. Hogue, 73, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2006 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Mansfield Church of Christ and a recent resident of Pink Bud Nursing Home. She is survived by one daughter, Trina Slade of Barling, AR; one grandson, Thomas Kelly of Pea Ridge, AR; two sisters, Anne Edwards and Juanima Steele both of Greenwood, AR; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as all the people she "adopted" as family during her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester B. Hogue. Madge loved music and will be remembered for her singing, yodeling and performing all around the area. We hope she will be remembered with a smile. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Mansfield Church of Christ under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
1 August 2001
RUBY JEAN HOGUE

Ruby Jean Hogue (formerly Ruby Jean Jones) died Monday, July 16, 2001 in Montclair, California. She was born August 1, 1911 in Scott County, the daughter of W.V. and Lue Ella Jones of Scott County. She was married to William M. Hogue of Mansfield, Arkansas. Ruby moved to California in the early 1930's where she met Bill and was married and raised her family. She remained in California until her passing. She is survived by her son, Gary and his wife Gayle; grandson Kevin and his wife Denise; granddaughter Carrie and her husband Duane; great- grandson Connor; brothers Delmar Jones and his family of Fort Smith and Olen Jones and his family of Huntington Park, CA and all her loving friends. Services were held July 16, 2001 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, California.

The Waldron News
13 December 2000
WILLIAM FRANKLIN HOGUE

William Franklin Hogue, age 76, of Gravelly, Arkansas died Thursday, December 7, 2000 at his home in Gravelly. Mr. Hogue was born October 16, 1924 in Barber, Scott County, Arkansas to the late Joel and Ana Johnson Hogue. He was a retired farmer, a WWII Army Air Corp veteran, a 32 Degree Mason and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle. Survivors are his wife, Beda Rhoades Hogue; one son, Billy Hogue of Springfield, Arkansas; one sister, Allena Rhoades of California; two grandchildren, Tina Marie Hogue and William Joel Hogue. Services were Monday, December 11, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. John James and Rev. Ernie Bryan officiating. Interment was in Young Gravelly Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

The Waldron News
May 27, 1998
KATHERINE HOLITIK

Mrs. Katherine Louise Lovenskiold Holitik died May 18, 1998 in Waldron. Katherine was born July 28,1903 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Perry Lovenskiold. She attended Soule College in New Orleans and subsequently married Dr. George F. Holitik of Corpus Christi, Texas. The couple moved to Waldron where Dr. Holitik practiced as a family practician from 1931 until his death in 1947. Katherine was active in many community affairs and was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic Church in Waldron. She is survived by her son, Dr. George F. Holitik, of Little Rock, her daughter, Etta Thurmond, of Kerrville, Texas, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her final resting-place will be the Lovenskiold family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Waldron. Funeral arrangements were made by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 September 2014
BUNA MAE HOLLAND

Buna Mae Holland, 89, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home. She was born July 2, 1925 in Barber, Arkansas to the late Roy and Esther Mooney. She was a homemaker. Buna Mae is survived by two daughters: Carol Barnett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Patsy Napier and Virgil of Waldron; three sons: Paul Holland and wife Nell, Jimmy Holland and wife Shirley, Kenny Holland and wife Michele all of Mansfield, Arkansas; ten grandchildren: Carol Belt, Paul D. Holland, Chad Escalante and wife Mary Beth, Susan Brakefield and Nicolas, Annsley Holland, Matthew Holland, Paige Holland, Kim Hewitt and husband Ryan, Chris Townsend and Mike Townsend; eight great-grandchildren: Josh Belt and wife Jessica, Jacob Belt, Miranda Barone and husband Ray, Shane Davis and wif Makayla, Chase Cardenas, Chelsea Escalante, Alexis Norris and Kira Hewitt and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Val Holland; one brother Ray Mooney and a grandson Jason Barnett. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas with Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating. Interment followed the services at Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Paul Holland, Jimmy Holland, Kenny Holland, Chad Escalante, Chris Townsend and Mike Townsend.

The Waldron News
19 September 2012
JUANITA RUTH (WADE) HOLLAND

Juanita Ruth (Wade) Holland of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ Sept. 15, 2012 in a Waldron nursing home. She was born August 18, 1922 in Dutch Creek, Arkansas to the late Clement E. Wade and Pearle Ann (Kinnon) Wade. She was 90 years and 28 days old. Juanita was a faithful member of the Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita retired in 1990 as the Scott County Tax Assessor. Juanita is survived by her loving husband, Kellow Holland of the home; two sons, Randy L. Holland and Lyndy W. Holland; one sisterSyble Hummel and host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Juanita is preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Hansard along with several sisters and brothers. Juanita's Celebration of life was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita's pallbearers were Gary Holland, Cody Holland, Mike Hansard, Todd Hansard, Blake Wright, Clint Johnston. Her honorary pallbearers were Justin Holland Alex Hansard. Juanita's visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
LOUIE M. HOLLAND

Louie M. Holland, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 12, 2000 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15 at Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Olaf of the home; two daughters, Roena Tucker of Mt. Vernon, TX and Barbara Thomas of Witcherville, AR; three sons, Bobby Holland of TX, Howard Holland of Greenwood, AR and Phillip Holland of Mansfield, AR; six sisters, Era Mae Black and Gail Wilsey of Greenwood, AR, Pat Wynn of McCloud, OK, Dottie Sanderson of Granada Hills, CA, Verla Nichols of Northridge, CA and Ruth Phillips of Terra Bella, CA; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Scott County Times
1 May 2002
AUDA HOLLEMAN

Auda Sarah Holleman, 89, of Parks, Arkansas died on Friday, April 26 in a Mena hospital. She was a former school teacher and attended Keener Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erasmus and Amanda Holleman and two sisters, Alva Holleman and Alta Mae Davis. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three sisters, Amy Bottoms of Parks, Arkansas, Allena Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas and Louise Dunn of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother, Herman Holleman of Parks, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were M.C. Nelson; Marty Nelson; John Fultz; Larry Bottoms; Trent Cox and Patrick Travers. Honorary pallbearers were Trae Travers; Joe Plum and Richey Allen.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
FLOSSIE HOLLEMAN

Flossie Holleman, age 91 of Needmore, AR went home to be with her Lord in Heaven on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Arkansas. Her funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Interment will follow at Hawkins Cemetery in Keener, Arkansas. She was born on June 19, 1922 to Richard and Martha McKay. Flossie was a wonderful cook and homemaker who gave her faithful love and devotion to her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid gardener and loved to fish and camp. She was a member of Needmore Assembly of God Church. She is survived by two sons, Joe and wife Anita of Waldron, AR and Joyce and wife Doris of Hackett, AR; two sisters Bennie Hutchens and Vernious Staton; five grandchildren Ronnie, Annette, Teresa, Valerie and Makayla; eleven great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren; and a host of much loved nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 68 years, Monard Holleman; an infant son; four brothers Eugene McKay, J.D. McKay, Precious and Grady Lee; and three sisters Dorothy Jameson, Alta Yarbrough and Juanita Hewett. Officiating will be Ricky Hunt and Tim Smith. Pallbearers were Travis Deer, Joshua Smith, Keith Deer, Ronnie Holleman, Travis Mandrell and Eddie Hutchens. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Scott, Jake Black, Dwayne Miller, Thomas Scott, Dwayne Wadkins and Georgie Brewer. Visitation for friends and family was held at Martin Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20 from 2 - 4 p.m.

The Waldron News
17 October 2012
HERMAN B. HOLLEMAN

Herman B. Holleman, 85, of Parks, Arkansas passed away October 11, 2012 in Fort Smith. He was born September 13, 1927 to E.H. and Amanda (Hawkins) Holleman. He was an avid farmer; he loved working on his ranch with his cattle and was retired from the Scott County Highway Department. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Daphine Holleman; one sister Allena Nelson, one brother-in-law Jim Pettit, five nephews, Marty Nelson, Tim Pettit, Jeff Pettit, Chris Pettit, James Pettit; six nieces, Cheryl Travers, Gena Hardy, Tamara (Nelson) Fultz, Anita Pettit, Yvette Pettit Wages, April Pettit Gonzales, host of great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents E.H. and Amanda (Hawkins) Holleman; five sisters, Auda Holleman, Alta Holleman Davis, Amma Holleman Bottoms, Alva Holleman, Ava Louise Holleman Dunn; one brother-in-law Billy Ray Pettit; two nephews Larry Bottoms, Johnny Pettit; two nieces, Suzanne Nelson, Joanna Pettit; four brothers-in-law, Jim Dunn, J.T. Bottoms, Raymond Davis and M.C. Nelson. Visitation was Sunday October 14, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 15, 2012 at Keener Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Tim Pettit, Jeff Pettit, Travis Schutle, Trent Cox, Trae Travers, Marty Nelson, Tamara Fultz and James Pettit. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Pettit, John Jameson, Bill Franklin, Larry Zimlo, Charley Bliss, Russell Melerding, Danny Pinon, Bill Murray and Butch Morgan.

Scott County Times
23 January 2002
HELEN HOLLEMAN

Helen Louise Holleman, 62, of Waldron died Friday, January 18, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, Tyson employee and a Pentecostal. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Monday, January 21, 2002 at Waldron United Pentecostal Church with burial at Waylon Cemetery near Deer, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Joe; one daughter, Susan Kay Shelbrock of South Carolina; one son, Randy Henderson, Sr. of South Africa; three sisters, Irene Klentz of Huntington, Janette Dyer and Rose Burnette of Tontitown, Arkansas; one brother Don Nagy of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Henderson, Jr., Tommy Burnette, Adam Henderson, Aaron Henderson, Daniel Henderson and Gary Daniels.

The Waldron News
22 December 2004
JOHNNIE MONARD HOLLEMAN

Johnnie Monard Holleman, 85, of Needmore passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at Waldron hospital. He was a retired farmer and rancher, a retired supervisor of Waldron Furniture, and a member of Needmore Assembly of God. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Flossie Holleman; two sons, Joe Holleman of Needmore and Joyce Holleman of Needmore; two sisters, Charlene Wadkins of Waldron and Meri Pryor of Sacramento, CA; three brothers, Mel of Greenwood, Valton of Boles, and Howard of Parks; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of friends and family. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Martin Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Shaddon, Herman Woodard, Tim Smith, Dee Goss, Donnie Wagner and Jerry Bolton. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Holleman, Joshua Smith, Travis Deer and Keith Deer.

The Waldron News
26 December 2012
LINDA NELL (NELSON) HOLLEMAN

Linda Nell (Nelson) Holleman passed from this life into the arms of God on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 81. Linda was born July 10, 1931 in Durant, Oklahoma to Carl and Dora Nelson. On March 16, 1950, Linda married the love of her life, Maurice Holleman. They were blessed with two children, Richard and Valorie. During Linda's professional career, whe worked for the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Oklahoma City Fire Department, and the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Jean McManus; two brothers, R.E. Nelson and Vernon Nelson. Linda leaves cherished memories with her husband of 62 years, Maurice Holleman of the home; son, Richard Holleman and his wife Charlotte of Purcell, Oklahoma; daughter, Valorie Leehan of Moore, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Alicia Banks and her husband Scott of Purcell, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Amber Banks and her husband Tim of Purcell, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Kim Leehan and her fiance, Adrian Landsaw of Moore, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Trisha Leehan of Moore, Oklahoma; 4 great grandchildren, Lauren, Hadley, Addison and Ethan Banks, all of Purcell, Oklahoma and a host of extended family, neighbors and friends.

Scott County Times
24 April 2002
LOIS HOLLEMAN

Lois Mae Holleman, age 75, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 16 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church and daughter of the late Columbus and Maudie Sims Bruton. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment was at the Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Holleman is survived by her husband, Valton, one daughter, Sherry Cottrell of Arkoma, two grandchildren, Jennifer Cottrell and Stanley Cottrell, Jr. both of Arkoma. Other survivors include four brothers, Ernest Bruton of Quinlan, Texas, Basil Bruton, Noyce Bruton and C.L. Bruton all of Boles, Arkansas, two nieces and two nephews. Pallbearers were Ronald Dale Bruton, Jimmy Hale, Bradley Holleman, Joyce Holleman, Rory Wadkins, Doug Sims, Larry Boren and Ernest Bruton III.

The Waldron News
12 June 2013
MAURICE "HOTWIRE" EUGENE HOLLEMAN

Maurice "Hotwire" Eugene Holleman went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born September 7, 1930 in Boles, Arkansas to his parents, Oscar and Irma (Goodner) Holleman. On March 16, 1950, Maurice married the love of his life, Linda Nell Nelson and together shared nearly 63 years of marriage. They were blessed with two children, Richard and Valorie. Maurice provided a warm and loving home for his family by working as a PBX Telephone Installer for AT&T for many years. In his spare time, Maurice enjoyed woodworking, gardening and sitting on the porch and watching birds. He was a longtime member of Selectman United Methodist Church. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Maurice is preceded in death by parents; brother, Rolf Holleman; wife, Linda Nell Holleman on December 13, 2012. Maurice is survived by his son, Richard Holleman and wife Charlotte; daughter, Valorie Leehan; sisters: Syble Cabe and Dee Jeffery and husband James; 4 grandchildren: Alicia Banks and husband Scott, Amber Banks and husband Tim, Kim Leehan and Adrian Landsaw, and Trisha Leehan; 4 great-grandchildren: Lauren Banks, Hadley Banks, Addison Banks and Ethan Banks; and numerous loving family and friends. Services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes Chapel with burial following at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

The Waldron News
2 April 2014
MELMO ELVIN HOLLEMAN

Melmo Elvin Holleman, 91, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in hia home. He was born March 14, 1923 in Boles, AR to John and Susie Parsons Holleman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a retired business owner and a cattle farmer. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stinnett Holleman of the home; one son, Stanley and wife Vicky Holleman of Fort Smith; two granddaughters, Libby Lee and husband David and Dusty Colburn all of Fort Smith; two sisters, Merle Pryor of CA and Charlene Watkins of Waldron, AR; and two brothers, Velton Holleman of Boles, AR and Howard Holleman of Parks, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Monard and B.C. Holleman. Pallbearers will be Drake Lee, Stone Lee, Sawyer Colburn, Mike Burchett and Richard Dillard. Private family graveside will be held in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 7301 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
28 June 2000
OSCAR HOLLEMAN

Oscar Holleman, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, June 24, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a Baptist, retired Hyster driver for a lumber company and the widower of Irma Goodner Holleman. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2000 at First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Syble Cabe and DeAnna Jeffery of Waldron, AR; one son, Maurice Holleman of Oklahoma City, OK; nine Grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Herman Holleman, Howard Holleman, Hoyt Goodner, Harold Scott, Charles Milner and Charles Goodner.

Scott County Times
2 January 2002
JAMES HOLLINGSHEAD

James A. Hollingshead, 39, of Mansfield died Tuesday, December 25, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, December 28, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial following at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas. He is survived by his grandmother, Mae Hollingshead of Greenwood; two aunts, Kathryn Hollingshead of Mansfield and Ellen Schnitzius of North Fork, California.

Scott County Times
17 January 2001
JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD

John Arthur Hollingshead, 70, of Mansfield died January 12, 2001 in Mansfield. He was a Lost Rider M/C honorary member and a truck driver. Memorial services were January 15, 2001 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; one daughter, Jerri Lynn Hollingshead of Okla; three sons, Walter of Van Buren, John Dale of Texas, and Jack of Okla; his mother, Mae Hollingshead of Greenwood; one sister, Ellen Schnitzius of Calif; one nephew, James Hollingshead of Greenwood; two stepsons, Charles and Joe McPeak of Okla; 13 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

The Waldron News
6 August 2008 & 20 August 2008
ERMA HOLLOWAY

Erma Holloway, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 23, 2008. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Phillip Holloway; son Perry Holloway and wife Celeste of Waldron, AR; daughter Kimberly and husband Dr. Nathan Bennett of Waldron, AR; two grandsons Austin Levi Holloway and Lettie Lynne Holloway both of Waldron, AR; three brothers Marvin Cheesman, Jr., Bobby Cheesman and Thurman Cheesman all of Waldron; three sisters, Christine McCullah, Carolyn Burnett and Beverly Dickens all of Waldron. She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Rosie Cheesman. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the Waldron Nazarene Church with interment at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Austin Holloway, Wade Cheesman, Therman Paul Cheesman, Brian Justice, Shawn Justice and Johnny McCullah. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dennis Cheesman and Jarvis Holloway.

The Waldron News
21 October 2009
MODENA LEE HOLLOWAY

Modena Lee Holloway, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by two sons Phillip Holloway of Parks, Arkansas, Donald Holloway of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter Donna Furr of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one sister Deda Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Alva Nelson of Mountain Pine, Arkansas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Perry Holloway, Austin Holloway, Kurt McBryde, Jarvis Holloway, Glen George and Alvie Nelson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cody Fuller, Rodney Fuller and Nathan Bennett.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
LEIGHTYN NAN HOLMES

Leightyn Nan Holmes, 5, of Fort Smith went to sing and dance with Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. She changed the world when she was born on July 5, 2005. She was a member of the Rye Hill Baptist Church, where she was acitve in AWANAS, choir, Sunday school and church camp. Celebration of Leightyn's (missing) was at 10 a.m. August 11th Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith with burial at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. This precious gift from God was given to Linden and Melissa Holmes. She will be greatly missed by her best friend, mini-me, pea in a pod sister Mylea Holmes. Close to her heart were her loving grandparents "Buddy" Robert and "Jo" Bearden of Fort Smith, "Papaw" Linden Holmes of Hot Springs, and "Memaw" Janis Wagner of Clarksville. Spoiling her were her Uncle Nigel Bearden, "Tuncle" Lloyd Holmes, and "Janta" Janna Holmes. Also dear to her heart were many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She the great niece of Charlene and Larry Long of Waldron. Leightyn was greeted at heaven's gates by her great-grandparents, Hoyt and "Sissy" Nancy Gordon, Grandma Betty Haynes, the Rev. Glen and "Nannie" Ann Wagner and Lloyd and "Grannie" Lucille Holmes. Walking Leightyn to her final resting place was Uncle Nigel Bearden, "Tuncle" Lloyd Holmes, Josh Gordon, "Jon Jon" Jonathan Gordon, "Mr. Tad" Chad Edwards and "Uncle WeWe" William Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were Uncle Bill Chandler, "Bette's Daddy" Orvile Bittle, Uncle Bill Gordon, "Tunis" Curtis Martin, Logan Edwards, Marcus McGill, Ryan Gillis and Rye Hill children and youth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rye Hill Baptist Church children's ministry or building fund, 11512 Old Hwy. 71 South, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
LUCILLE MARY LYNCH HOLMES

Lucille Mary Lynch Holmes, a long time resident of Hon, went to be with the Lord while surrounded by her loving family on August 20, 2008. She was 81 years old and the daughter of the late Jim Lynch and Iva Henderson Lynch Davis. She was an active member of the Hon Baptist Church for 55 years, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid quilter, gardener, and active in the local senior citizen group. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Loyd Edward Holmes. She is survived by her daughter Charlene Long and her husband Larry of Waldron, AR; three sons Leran Holmes and wife Crissy of Waldron, AR, Leonard Holmes and wife Tina of Waldron, AR and Linden Holmes of Hot Springs, AR; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; five sisters, two brothers, three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment at the Hon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darren Tull, Robert Holmes, Landen Holmes, Richard Holmes, Lloyd Holmes and Steven Holmes. Honorary pallbearers were Cory Tull, Jeremy Powell, Andrew Newton, Daniel Ates, Benji Ates, Austin Collins, Matt Long, Derrick Collins and Josh Holmes.

The Waldron News
11 April 2007
OCIE HOLMES

Ocie Holmes, 88, of Lancaster, Texas passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007 at a Dallas hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hon Baptist Church with interment at the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her two sons, L.A. Holmes of Ferris, Texas and James A. Holmes of Lancaster, TX; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Holmes, Maurey Miller, Rod Moore, Billy Tull and Kevin Poole.

The Waldron News
5 April 2000
STELLA JEAN HOLMES

Stella Jean Holmes, 53, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, April 2, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a Baptist and attended Community Bible Church. She was an employee of Donray Media. She was preceded in death by her son, Todd Aaron Looper. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Kristin Holmes-Svendgard of Ft. Smith, AR; one son, Danny Lee Holmes of Toney, Alabama; her mother and father, Seaborn and Jewell Looper of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Donna Rae Bethel of Ft. Smith, AR and Loretta Jean Watanabe of Kent, WA; a lifelong friend and sister in Christ, Norma Stratton; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bob Robinson, Mike Watts, Norris Creson, George Barham, John Woods, Jim Myers and Kim Burns. Memorial contributions may be made to Crisis Center for Battered Women or Habitat for Humanities.

Scott County Times
10 October 2001
BILLY HOLT

Billy Gene Holt, 65, of Bossier City, Louisiana died Friday, October 5, 2001 in a Shreveport hospital. He was a retired aircraft mechanic for the U.S. Air Force and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Holt. Graveside services were at 2 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Shu; one son, John Clint Holt of Bossier City; three sisters, Peggy Boswell of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rose Gilliland of Damascus, Arkansas and Ernestine Boyd of Waldron.

The Waldron News
17 September 2014
DARRELL WAYNE HOLT
October 16, 1956 - August 18, 2014

Darrell Wayne Holt of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, August 18, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Darrell was born October 16, 1956 to Joseph Adam Holt and Lillie Naomi (Edwards) Holt in Cauthron, Arkansas. Darrell was 57 years, 10 months and 2 days old. Darrell spent four years in the Army National Guard as a Paramedic. As a young man, Darrell enjoyed listening to music and playing the guitar. He especially liked Elvis. When he grew older, he still wanted to hear Elvis. Darrell leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Lillie Simpson of Afton, Oklahoma, four brothers: Ronnie Holt and wife Juana of Danville, Arkansas, Gerald Holt and wife Kathy of Danville, Arkansas, Norman Holt and wife Juanita of Waldron, Arkansas, and Joey Holt and wife Benita of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Diana Palone and husband Kenny of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Darrell will be missed by all that knew him, and the many whose lives were impacted by him including, many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Darrell is preceded in death by his father, Joe Holt and his grandparents. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 March 2005
DeANNA HOLT

DeAnna Holt, 18, of Hot Springs, formerly of Waldron, died Sunday, March 6, 2005 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a clerk for a copy company in Hot Springs, AR. She loved the outdoors and animals. A memorial service was held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Pencil Bluff Church of Christ under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her fiancee, Brent Buttrum of Hot Springs, AR; her parents, Norman and Juanita Holt of Waldron, AR; maternal grandmother, Lois McCubbin of Pencil Bluff, AR and Irene Hunt of Danville, AR; paternal grandmother, Lillie Simpson of Wagoner, OK; two brothers, Jarrod and Terry, both of Waldron, AR; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to World Animal Foundation, Save the Whales, P.O. Box 30762, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130.

The Waldron News
25 February 2009
JOSEPHINE LOUISE HOLT
Sept. 21, 1940 - Feb. 19, 2009

Josephine Louise Holt, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. She was a former Tyson employee and a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Johnna Neel of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Ernie Holt of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandsons Eric and Jeffery Sims of Waldron, Arkansas; one great-grandchild Bailey Sims of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Marcine Newberry; one brother, Larry Taff; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. She is preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Watts, Betty Sparks, Penny Snodgrass; one brother, Junior Taff, and her parents, Argus Thomas and Emily Francis Taff. Funeral Service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Eugene Taff, Larry Charles Rice, Neal Sparks, Bruce Waddle, Clarence Boyd, Pepper Mitchell Gary Ashford and Howard Himes. Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry Newberry, Tom Walker, Stan Davis, Larry Taff and Dickie Newberry.

The Waldron News
22 March 2006
BETTYE HOLTER

Bettye Holter, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Eddie Holter and Terrel Lee Robertson of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, Kelli Robertson of Hartford, AR, Terri Robertson of Waldron, AR, Cordell Holter and Shania Holter; one great grandchild, Kaylee Gardner of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Johny Essman, Trent McDaniel, Ryan Gardner, Joe Goddard, Freddie McEntire and Larry Wagner. Honorary pallbearer was Tommy Adams.

The Waldron News
24 November 1999
JEWEL SUSAN HON

Jewel Susan Hon, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, November 18, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was the widow of Ed Hon, a homemaker and a member of Hon Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 at Hon Baptist [Church] with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Hon of Hon, AR and one sister, Pauline Buxman of Dinuba, CA.

The Waldron News
19 March 2008
VIOLET (WOODARD) HONEA

Violet Rebalee (Woodard) Honea, born and raised in Scott County, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 in a Renton, Washington nursing home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on March 21, 1920 in Union Hill, Arkansas to Johnny and Lillie (James) Woodard. She married John Honea on July 15, 1938 and they moved west where they settled in Renton. Both of them spent many years working for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington. Violet retired from Boeing after 36 years, at the age of 68. In addition to her husband and her parents, Violet was preceded in death by two brothers, Haskell Woodard of Seattle, Washington and Carl Woodard of Danville, Arkansas; two sisters, Nellie (Woodard) Travis of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Hollis (Woodard) Isham of Duncan, Oklahoma. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Wheatman and her husband Bill of Renton, Washington, Sandy Lilly and her husband Al of Summer, Washington; one son, Jerry Honea of Renton, Washington (lines missing) Brenda (Lilly) Hanson, Brent Wheatman, Jennifer (Lilly) Raybon and Cori (Wheatman) Redmon; eight great-grandchildren, Emma Wheatman, Jacob Wheatman, Cody Hanson, Jackson Raybon, Daniel Wheatman, Kiley Hanson, Jordan Raybon and Brody Wheatman; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Graveside services were held on March 4th at the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Renton, Washington. Arrangements were under the direction of the Greenwood Memorial Funeral Home in Renton, Washington. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.

The Waldron News
24 June 2009
DANNY HOOKER
June 21, 1941 - June 1, 2009

Danny Hooker, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009 in a Fort Smith hospital. He is survived by his wife Janealee Hooker of the home; eight daughters, Becky Jones and husband David of Rocky, Oklahoma, Vicky Davis and husband Chuck of Hobart, Oklahoma, Cristi Colton of Eugene, Oregon, Cynthia Hall and husband Bradly of Spring, Texas, Annette Davis of Van Cleave, Mississippi, Wanda Scantling of Waldron, Arkansas, Vickie Cox and husband Omar of Waldron, Arkansas, Kimberly Garton and husband Randy of Melrose, Oregon; four sons, Daniel Hooker and wife Andrea of Hobart, Oklahoma, Van Massey and wife Kathy of Mansfield, Arkansas, Robert Massey and wife Charlotte of Manschester, Indiana, Milton Massey of Conway, Arkansas. He is also survived by 41 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, his mother Betty Hooker and sister Margaret Weaver. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 September 2011
MARILYN HOOKS

Marilyn Hooks, 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Marilyn is survived by her husband, William Earl Hooks of the home; four daughters, Sherri and husband Todd Moore of Mena, Arkansas, Melissa and husband Keith Wright of Waldron, Arkansas, Carla and husband Bill Wise of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Steven Earl Hooks of Mena, Arkansas, and twenty one grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Nedra (Deniston) Beaty. Marilyn's family will hold a memorial service Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Hatfield Baptist Church in Hatfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
11 June 2003
CORA ELIZABETH HOOPER

Texas--Funeral services for Cora Elizabeth Hooper, 85, of Rowlett, Texas were held Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 1 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Hooper died Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Rowlett. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hooper and a daughter, Nellie Sue Hooper. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Stovall of Rockwall, Texas and Rose Ann Cannon of Plano, Texas; three sisters, Ozia Brothers of Olton, Texas, Viola Radar of Modesto, California and Rosie Denton of Macon, Missouri; and three grandchildren.

Scott County Times
30 August 2000
ESTELLE HOOTEN

Mrs. Estelle McIntosh Hooten expired on July 1, 2000 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where she spent her later years so that she could live near her twin brother, Estes and his family. He was a rancher there. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 3, 2000 at the First Methodist Church in Cooper, Texas, where she was a member along with her husband, Clovis, who preceded her in death. She was laid to rest in the Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home. Estelle was the last of a family of 15 siblings born to Arthur Lea and Grace Bourland McIntosh. Estelle was ordained a deaconess in the United Methodist Church. She served many years in Scott County, where she did a wonderful work with the youth of the rurual churches and also with First Methodist Church of Waldron. She was loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Was very active with Girl Scouts, Waldron Business and Professional Women's organization, Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. She was past president of Waldron BPW organization. Everyone knew her as "Miss Mac" when she was in Scott County as she was still single at that time. She remained active in the Chamber of Commerce of Delta County and was selected as "Woman of the Year" in 1974. After her husband's death, she served as house mother of East Texas State University then as Social Director of Blanton Gardens in Dallas until she moved to Sulphur Springs where her twin brother, Estes lived. She was privileged to enjoy he and his family for several years. She is survived by a lovely step-daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Clester McKinneny of Austin, Texas, two step granddaughters, Margaret and Kim, five great grandchildren, a niece, Gracie Weston and numerous other nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends who loved her.

The Waldron News
17 February 1999
FLOYD GENE HOPE

Floyd Gene Hope, 36, of Booneville, Arkansas died Feb. 13, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church and a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Paris, Arkansas. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Square Rock Cemetery, Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his parents, mother, Kathy Hope of Booneville, father, Charlie Hope of Paris, Arkansas; two sisters, Pam Wagner of Waldron, Charlotte Conner of Booneville; one brother, Allen Hope of Greenwood; 11 nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bruce Conner, Robert Wagner, Matt Young, Josh Young, Rick Richmond and Allen Hope. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
6 November 2013
CHARLES JAMES HOPKINS

Charles James Hopkins of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 2, 2013 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Charles was born April 10, 1961 to Charles James and Joan Louise (Champion) Hopkins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Charles was 52 years, 6 months, 23 days old. In May of 1985, Charles married the love of his life, Sheri Wagoner. Charles enjoyed many things, watching the History Channel, riding motorcycles and fishing. Charles favorite job was working at the coal mine in Hartford. Charles is named on the Coal Miner's Memorial Park in Greenwood, Arkansas. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. Charles most treasured memories was the time he spent with his children and grandbabies. Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Sheri Hopkins of the home; one daughter, Shannon Dominguez of Mansfield, Arkansas; one son Jacob Hopkins of the home; one "adopted" son, Jimmy Brimble of Mansfield, Arkansas; and one sister, Diane Hopkins of San Bernardino, California. Pappy will also be missed by three grandchildren, Ethan, Evan and Ella. Charles is also survived by two aunts, Cindy Champion of Mansfield, Arkansas; Dot Trevino of Highland, California; and one uncle Dennis Champion of San Bernardino, California. Charles will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Charles James and Joan Louise Hopkins; one aunt, Donna Ruiz and two uncles, Billy and Richard Champion. Charles' life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Mansfield Assembly of God Church with Rev. Lesley Elmore officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 October 2003
EMMA GEAN HORN

Emma Gean Horn, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, October 6, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired Food Service manager for Waldron Public Schools and a member of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Lawson and Dewey Lawson. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Ule Horn of the home; two daughters, Carol Ison of Greenwood, Arkansas and Denise Byrns of Little Rock, Arkansas; three sons, Larry Horn, Darrell Horn and Randy Horn, all of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Robbie Sowells of Parlier, CA and Melodean Griffin of Earp, CA; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brian Horn, Joey Byrns, Eddie Sorg, Phillip Horn, Mike Horn and John Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Horn, Will Owens, Robert Reed.

The Waldron News
27 April 2005
GEORGIA MILDRED HORN

Georgia Mildred Horn, 81, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 in Little Rock, AR. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. and her daughter, Pamela Marie. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005, Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her companion, Hurshel Burnworth of Little Rock, Arkansas; three sons, Jessie Vernon Ward and wife Martha of Kansas City, MO, Gail Alvie Clopton and wife Carol of Kansas City, MO and Freddie Dale Clopton and wife Linda of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Nadine Rawlings of Minnesota and Margie Lee Meggs of Ft. Apache, OK; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
26 March 2008
ULE LEWIS HORN

Ule Lewis Horn departed this life peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2008 at the age of 86, leaving a large and loving family and a multitude of friends. Ule was born to Ida and Martin Horn in Waltreak, Arkansas on February 15, 1922 and was raised on a farm surrounded by his four sisters and one brother until he met and married his wife of 61 years, Emma Gean Lawson of the Tate community. Entering the Army soon after, he served in the Allusion Islands in World War II. Returning to Scott County, he began a long and dedicated career with the Waldron Public School in the Maintenance Department and as a school bus driver. His day didn't end on the afternoon run, but continued on the cattle farm he and Gean maintained over the years to come. Always a man who had a kind word and a gentle smile, he would tell stories of bus trips which he made for various school activities and meeting up with former "kids who rode my bus." He was also a member of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church and the Retired Teachers Association. He is preceded in death by his first wife Gean and two sisters, Bevie Watson and Vessie Owens. He is survived by his wife of 3 years, Euphia Thompson; 2 sisters Betty Blume of Waldron, Virginia Sizemore of Conway, AR; brother Wayne Horn of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Carrol Ison and husband Preston of Greenwood, AR, Denise Horn-Byrns of Waldron, AR; three sons, Darrell Horn, Larry Horn wife Delores, and Randy Horn and wife Paula, all of Waldron, AR; step-daughter Beth and John Roberts and step-son Scott and Regina Thompson of Ft. Smith, AR; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2008 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direciton of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mike Horn, Phillip Horn, Brian Horn, Eddie Sorg, John Davis and Jason Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Will Owens, Wayne Horn, Willie Brigance, Thurman Franklin, Bill Self, Cory Butler and all Waldron School personnel. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Duncan Cemetery Fund, c/o Bank of Waldron, Reg. Account #0056-135-505.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
WESLEY HORN

Wesley Horn, 21, of Waldron died Friday, June 4, 1999 in Sallisaw, Okla. He was a Pentecostal, a student and a farm hand. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Vera Sehorn and aunt, Linda Roberson. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 7 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield. Survivors include his mother and step-father: Sharon and Chris Carmean of Waldron; his father Phillip Horn of Fort Smith; one son, Hayden Horn of Waldron; maternal grandfather Bob Sehorn of Waldron; paternal grandparents Wayne and Ethel Horn of Waldron; one brother, Adam Lageveen of Waldron. Pallbearers were James Miles, Marty Nelson, Nicky Sehorn, Travis Moore, Nicky Hunt and Sam Cogburn. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Vanwormer, Matt Johnson and Mark Johnson. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 April 1999
WILLIAM LAVOY HORN

William Lavoy Horn, 69, of Lawrence, Kansas, died Thursday, April 1, 1999 in his home. He was born on September 10, 1929 in Blue Ball to Loy Rubin Horn and Evelyn Z. (Garner) Horn. He grew up and attended schools in Blue Ball and Oklahoma City, Okla. and worked for Union Carbide in California and retired as Expediter in 1984. He then moved to Arizona and to Lawrence in 1998. Mr. Horn was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in California. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Isham, of Lawrence, Kansas; one son, Kerry Horn, of Carson, Calif; one step-son, Michael Meditz, of Phoenix, Ariz; two daughters, Lesta Helms and Rita Grogan, both of Lawrence, Kansas; two step-daughters, Marie Gass, of Billings, Montana and Marilyn Meditz, of Pamona, Calif; two brothers, Billy D. Horn, of Greenwood and Donnie L. Horn, of Redondo Beach, Calif; eight grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5 in Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 July 2006
EVELYN HORNE

Evelyn Horne, 85, of Pocola, Oklahoma died Saturday, July 1, 2006 in a local hospital. She was a manager of WIC Mini Storage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Horne. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Valley Cemetery under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smirth, AR. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Gerald Green of Pocola, OK, Beva and Bob Baker of Pocola, OK and Patricia and Ken Morris of Fort Smith, AR; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Kim Horne of Fort Smith, AR, Gary and Faye Horne of Barling, AR and Bobby and Karen Horne of Tulsa, OK; one sister, Bevia Moore of Van Buren, AR; one brother, Odean Graham of Waldron, AR; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dana Biddle, Jason Curry, George Horne, Nate Allen, Dewayne Moquett and Keith Richison.

The Waldron News
13 August 2003
JAMES F. "JIMBO" HORNEY

James F. "Jimbo" Horney, 41, of Waldron, Arkansas died August 6, 2003 in a local hospital. He was a self-employed truck driver. He loved children and enjoyed the outdoors. No services have been scheduled. He is survived by two daughters, Katrina Horney of Phoenix, AZ and Sabrina Horney of Yuma, AZ; one sister, Lisa Brennaman of Garden City, KS; two brothers, Marcus Horney of Garden City, KS and Matthew Horney of Junction City, KS; nieces and nephews, Karson & Blake Brennaman of Garden City, KS, Jynessa Horney of Garden City, KS and Dade Horney of Junction City, KS; and numerous friends and relatives.

The Waldron News
26 October 2005
CLAUD HOUSE

Claud House was born to William and Emily (Possey) House on December 25, 1905 at Possey Hollow in Polk County. He later met Beulah Gist (Mamaw) and they were married on December 18, 1925 on Mill Creek in Y-City, Ark. To the community of Scott County, he became known to most everyone as "Grandad." Among his many interests through the years were making a garden, attending to his cattle and giving his grandchildren rides on his tractor. In the few years before his health denied him, he loved to plant flowers in his front yard and if you ever drove down to Boles...there were the Christmas lights. He loved the Christmas season. On October 22, 2005, the Lord chose to give Grandad the best gift he had to offer...a new life. He left this earth and went to be with the Lord. He was a retired timber worker and farmer and attended the Chant Pentecostal Church of God. He is survived by three daughters, Needa Mays and Mae Woodard, both of Boles, Helen Townsend of Belton, Texas; two sons, Troy House of Boles and Johnny House of Dunsmuir, Calif.; one sisters, Willie Bailey of Vian, Okla.; one brother, Cleo House of Shreveport, La.; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great- great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Mae; four daughters, Mildred Mae, Aylene Louise, Freeda Mae and Melba Dean and one son, Dayle Eugene. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at the Chant Pentecostal Church of God in Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. The service was officiated by pastors Pat Ray Biggs and Mike Shaddon. Pallbearers were Ricky Royall, Ronnie and Bobby Mays, Randall Woodard, Gary House and Larry, Danny, Jerry and Randy Townsend. Honorary pallbearers were the grandchildren and great- granchildren.

The Waldron News
21 May 2014
DONALD HOUSE

Donald House, age 72, of Dierks, died Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born on July 2, 1941, near Newhope, the son of Albert O. House and Iva Myrtle Green House. On December 24, 1959, he married Dianne Knowles House who preceded him in death on October 24, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kristina House; two brothers, Thomas House and Cloyce House; and one infant sister, Rose Byrle House. Donald was Missionary Baptist in his faith and worked in the log woods. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He assisted people with transportation to their appointments and he adored his family. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Belinda House of Dierks; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Angie and George Crump of Waldron, Sally and Paul Maish of DeQueen, Rhonda and Nathan Jameson of Cove and Gail House of Hatfield; eleven grandchildren and their spuses, Heather and Robert Salmon, Holly and Ryan Byford, Steven House, Beth House, Madison House, Jessica and Miguel Santiago, Brian Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Nick Jameson, Ursela House and Jay House; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the Newhope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. George Crump officiating. Interment will be in the Bissell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood. Pallbearers will be Steven House, Kevin Fox, Dewayne House, Keith House, Ryan Byford and Robert Salmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Smith, Joe Hill, Brian Lopez, Josh Lopez and Nick Jameson.

The Waldron News
17 September 2014
DONALD HUGH HOUSE

Funeral services for Donald Hugh House, 79 year old Thomas, Oklahoma resident, were held July 9, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Thomas, Oklahoma. Don was born to Jim and Nora (Brooks) House on December 25, 1934 in Waldron, Arkansas and passed from this life on July 5, 2014 at his home in Thomas, Oklahoma having reached the age of 79 years, 6 months and 12 days. Don grew up in Waldron, Arkansas where he attended a small country school and completed 1st - 10th grades. Don left home at the age of 15 years old with $15.00 dollars, his guitar, and an old Chevy car. His destination California, he had ambitions of getting a job picking grapes and making wine, but he only made it as far as Tucumcari, New Mexico where his ole Chevy car gave out. He found a job helping out a remodeling crew working on a dance hall. One day while he was working, Don heard the house band practicing their music, he was sure to let them know right away that he was a guitar picker and if they ever needed a new band member he would be interested. Don landed a playing job with these guys and worked at nights playing music and days remodeling the dance hall. He worked long enough there to save money to go back home to Arkansas. Then at the age of 17 Don headed out again, this time he ended up in Wichita, Kansas where he got a job at Boeing Aircraft. He worked there for a short time. Don decided he would try his hand in sales, selling used cars. During this time he sold a man a car that offered him a job selling storm windows and storm doors with a company named Sam the Window Man. He worked for this company for several years and that is hwere his love of selling began. During this time of selling storm windows & storm doors he traveled to many different areas such as Dalhart, Texas, Clayton, New Mexico, Des Moines, New Mexico. In Des Moines, New Mexico is where he met the love of his life, in a small cafe. Don had ordered his meal of pork chops that he sent back and asked to speak to the cook, well out came this young lady Angelina Coslett. After meeting this young lady Don's life was forever changed. Don and Angie moved to Woodward, Oklahoma in the early 60's where their life began as a family. To this union two young boys became brothers, Robert Eugene (Bobby) House and Delbert Lee (Coslett) House and a sister to the boys born in 1969, Rosetta Colleen House. Don and Angie started their own home improvement business in Woodward selling siding and windows for 37 years. In this 37 years of being in business Don became famous, in the Woodward and surrounding areas his advertising jingle "Call Don House the Siding Man" became a household name. Don's music continued as he played his guitar numerous places in Northwest Oklahoma for many years. Don had a love for his cattle, he & his son Delbert had a cattle operation together, Don bought cows & Delbert took care of them. Sounds like a good operation doesn't it, well it was, along with the cattle operation they also farmed. Don loved a good auction, he could spend hours & hours buying all kinds of treasures his favorite was when he could buy a tractor or two, sometimes even three. In 2000, Don and Angie retired from the siding and window business and moved from Woodward to Thomas, Oklahoma. In June of 2006, Don started a lifelong dream of his, he opened up the "Thomas Country Opry," a theater type music show where talented musicians came together to play and sing. Don had some of the best of the best upon that stage. Thomas Country Opry was open for 7 1/2 years. Thomas Country Opry even made it on Oklahoma City Channel 4's Is this a Great State or What. Along with Don's music taent brought great honors and rewards. He was inducted into two different western Swing Hall of Fames, one in Sacramento, California and one in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is survived by his loving wife, Angelina (Coslett) of Thomas, Oklahoma; one son, Bob House and wife Peggy of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter, Colleen (House) Hill and her husband Barry of Vici, Oklahoma; one daughter-in-law, Lesa (House) Johnson of Mooreland, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Beverly, Cody, Kylie, Hilary, Heather, Heidi, Emily, Josh and Norah; six great-grandchildren, Brentin, Katelynn, Amara, Alana, Kyson and Natalee; one sister, Barbara Barnett of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Nora House; one son, Delbert House; one grandson, Kevin House; two sisters, Freddie and Jimmie; two brothers, Dave and Church. Don was a great man, a wonderful husband, father, Papa, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Scott County Times
8 May 2002
MABLE HOUSE

Mrs. Mable Deane Titsworth House, 77, of Board Camp passed away Friday, May 3, 2002 at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born July 23, 1924 in Nunley, Arkansas to the late Arch Clark Titsworth and the late Cordie Parker Titsworth. She was united in marriage to Spencer Lee House on September 25, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee. She became a born again Christian in 1942 and joined the First Baptist Church in Mena where she taught a Sunday School class. She then moved to Jacksonville to work and joined the First Baptist Church there. Later she moved to Memphis and moved her membership to Jackson Boulevard Baptist Church. In Memphis she married Spencer and they moved back to Mena. Mrs. House then went on to California with Spencer, now a sailor, to await his orders for overseas. The war was soon ended and Spencer was discharged in California and they joined the First Baptist Church in Reedley, California. They returned to the Mena and Waldron area for a while and then moved back to California where they attended and joined the First Baptist Church at Sanger. They went back to Waldron and joined the First Baptist Church there. A job at Douglas Aircraft took them to Collinsville, Oklahoma and they joined and worked in the Collinsville First Baptist Church. Moving on to Tulsa they joined the N Lewis Avenue Baptist Church where she taught a class of teenage girls and Spencer surrendered to preach. He was an ordained deacon and filled the pulpit when the opportunity afforded itself. They were also members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tulsa for a short time. In 1956 they moved to Ft. Worth where he got a job working for Convair Aircraft and also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and drove to a pastorate near Durant, Oklahoma on weekends. Mrs. House worked with the Baptist Hour where the radio program The Baptist Hour was produced over the air regularly. While there it went under the auspices of Southern Baptists and was known as the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission. From there they moved to Lela, Texas where Spencer was a pastor at Lela First Baptist Church, between Shamrock and McClain, Texas. He was later called to Haile Baptist Church near Borger and they moved there. From there they went back to Waldron and Mena, pastoring small rural churches and then to Temple Baptist Church in Waldron as their first pastor. From there to Wichita, Kansas where he worked for Boeing Aircraft and was interim pastor for the First Baptist Church in Florence, Kansas and the area around Wichita. Their membership was at First Baptist Church in Burden, Kansas. They returned to Mena and Spencer served as pastor at Westmoreland Baptist Church and Pine Ridge before moving to Freeport, Texas. At Freeport, Spencer led a construction crew for 13-14 years and retired in 1986. They then became members of the Board Camp Baptist Church and recently became members of the Bible Believers Baptist Church for the last three to four years. Mrs. House was a homemaker, a Christian writer dedicating her life to Christian writing. Her by line has been seen in more than a few Christian publications and some secular magazines and newspapers. She had currently been editing her own publication called Goose Feathers and wrote a weekly column for the Scott County Times. Survivors include her husband, Spencer of the home; two daughters, Sharon Marhanke of Wichita, Kansas and Myrna Deane Martin of Freeport, Texas; two sons, Stanley Morris House of Cherry Hill and John Wade House of Mena; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant brother and her parents. Funeral services for Mrs. House were held Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 2 pm at Hall Funeral Service Memorial Chapel in Mena. Burial followed at Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jeff Sherman, Jason Martin, Brad House, Bryan House and Sam Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Webb, Greg Vaughn, Matt Crow and James Ryan.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
OLA MAE HOUSE

Ola Mae House, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, December 11 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Needmore Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by two daughters, Estalene Jones and Melba Scott, both of Waldron; one son, Roger Dale House of Ashdown, AR; one sister, Alma Bundy of Chandler, TX; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 April 2004
SPENCER L. HOUSE

Spencer L. House, age 82, of Mena died April 11, 2004 at his home. He was born February 3, 1922 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Sion and Bertha May House. He was retired from Aircraft Maintenance and was a minister. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Bible Believers Baptist Church of Mena. Mr. House was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Dean, in May 2002. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and wife Julie House of Cherry Hill, John and wife Veronica House of Mena; two daughters, Sharon Marhankie of Wichita, Kansas and Myrna and husband Ronnie Martin of Freeport, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Hall Memorial Chapel. Interment was in the Boardcamp Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Musgrove and Bro. Lynn Chiles officiated the service which was under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
29 June 2005
VIRGINIA HOUSE

Virginia House, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a grocery store owner and operator and a Baptist. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27 at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jerry D. Ferguson of Waldron, AR; two step-children, Mike House of Waldron, AR and Lynn Robinson of Wickes, Arkansas; one grandson, Jerry M. Ferguson of Waldron, AR; and one great-granddaughter, Jenna Ferguson of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
HAROLD DOUGLAS HOUSLEY

Harold Douglas Housley, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 21, 1999 in his home. He was retired from Aircraft tooling and was a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28 at Inglewood Mortuary Chapel with burial at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline of the home; one daughter, Karen Barnes of Anderson, South Carolina; one son, Dennis Housley of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Opal Reed of Lake Havasu, Arizona; one brother, William Housley of Hawthorne, CA; and three grandchildren, Katie, Christian and Nathan.

Scott County Times
20 August 2003
NOVA EARL HOUSTON

Waldron--Nova Earl Houston, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired carpenter and a member and former deacon of Winfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Barnes and three sons, Tony Houston, Johnny Houston and Terry Houston. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003 at Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Pearson Cemetery located in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elva; four daughters, Kathy Howard, Judy Piles and Nancy Hunt all of Waldron and Sammie Simons of Houston, Texas; four sons, Donald Houston of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Scotty Houston of Salinas, California; Jimmy Houston and David Houston both of Waldron; twenty-seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were M.C. Nelson, Earl Craig, Rainey Ridenhour, Bill Sanders, R.C. Maxell, Dale Suttles, Bryan Kopf, James Kopf, Ronnie Nelson and Jerry Parker. Memorial contributions can be made to Pearson Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
2 April 2003
TERRY HOUSTON

Terry Lee Houston, 48, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in his home. He was a member of Winfield Baptist Church & U.S. Navy veteran. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 29, at the Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Pearson Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one son, Ian Houston of Oak Creek, Colorado; parents, Nova and Elva Houston of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Kathy Howard, Judy Piles, Nancy Hunt all of Waldron, Arkansas, Sammie Simons of Houston, Texas; four brothers, Don Houston of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Scotty Houston of Salinas, California, and Jimmy Houston and David Houston both of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Danny Houston, Jarrod Houston, Mike Houston, Jason Piles, Darrell Holt and Joe Peterson. Memorial contributions may be made to Pearson Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
19 March 2003
TONY HOUSTON

Tony Houston, 58, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Fort Smith. He was the manager of Car Quest in Van Buren. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Houston of the home; four daughters, Ann Houston and Kerry Franklin, both of Fort Smith, Tammy Hammer of Van Buren and April White of Grand Prairie, Texas; three sons, George Houston of Oklahoma City, OK, Sam Houston of Fort Smith and Nat Hammer of Van Buren; his parents, Nova and Elva Houston of Waldron; four sisters, Nancy Hunt of Waldron, AR, Sammie Simons of Houston, TX, Kathy Howard of Waldron and Judy Piles of Waldron, AR; five brothers, Don Houston of Bowling Green, KY, Scotty Houston of Salinas, CA, Jimmy Houston, Terry Houston and David Houston all of Waldron; and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Thomas Chick, Orville Dean Chick, Ray Jordan, Jim Moore, Kelly Franklin, Sean White and Jess Taylor. Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8006, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

The Waldron News
2 February 2000
ALAN (BUCK) HOWARD

Alan (Buck) Howard, 55, of Tyler, Texas died January 22, 2000 in Tyler. He was born June 12, 1944 in Longview, TX. He was a Navy veteran and an automobile salesman for Classic Toyota in Tyler. He lived in the Tyler area for 12 years and was a former resident of Newton and Houston. He was a member of the T.R. Bonner Masonic Lodge in Mt. Sylvan. He was preceded in death by his father, Leland Howard, his mother, Aileen Howard and a brother, Dale Strickland. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at Tyler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Douglas Turner officiating. Burial was at Tyler Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Erika Smith Howard of Tyler; two daughters, Anna Miller and Kitty Howard, both of Denver, CO; his father, Clarence Strickland of Waldron, AR; one brother, Van Howard of Tyler, TX; three sisters, Fay Ellen Clark of Minneapolis, MN, Debbie Kay Strickland of Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada and Carol Anne Hess of Conway, AR; four step-sons, Randal Smith, Harold Lee Smith and James Smith, all of Tyler and Douglas Smith of Houston; two step-daughters, Anita Phillips of Tyler and Candi Mann of Houston; and 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joshua Ryan Knight, Ronnie North, Cory Howard, James Smith, Tommy Allen, Tom Howard and Paul Boland. Memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas, 3800 Paluxy, Suite #560, Tyler, TX 75703.

The Waldron News
16 July 2008
ARNOLD EDWARD HOWARD

Arnold Edward Howard, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a retired sheriff in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Evelyn Howard; 4 daughters Nona Mae Arnett of Gallatin, Tennessee, Glenda Mae Hadsock and husband Willie of Gallatin, TN, Sharon Kay Johnson of Gallatin, TN, Deborah Kay Pilger of Pensacola, Florida; 4 sons James Edward Howard and wife Glenda of Waldron, AR, Sidney Gail Howard of Waldron, AR, Gary Lynn Howard and wife Cynthia of Springfield, TN, Robert Daniel Hardin and wife Connie of Waldron, AR; 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; 2 nephews James Riley McCraken and Billy McCraken; and a host of beloved friends and family. Funeral service was 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Gary Ashford, Gerald Essman, Bernis Rogers, Cody Carpenter, Max Smith and Jason Stark. Honorary pallbearers were the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Waldron Police Department, Masons and the Eastern Star.

The Waldron News
30 November 2011
JAMES EDWARD HOWARD

James Edward Howard of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, November 28, 2011. Ed was born February 8, 1944 in San Bernardino, California to the late Arnold and Magdeline (Essman) Howard. Ed was 67 years, 9 months and 20 days old. Ed was an ordained minister, retired truck driver, and a general contractor. Ed owned and operated Nathan Trucking for 6 years. His passions included Jesus Christ and his wife and family. He also enjoyed camping at Lake Hinkle, hunting at Jones Creek and Walker Mountain, fishing, and playing chess. His main compadres were Mark Isham and his sons, and David Taff. He is survived by his wife of 30 and a half years, Glenda Howard of Waldron, Arkansas; his daughter, Lisa Howard of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, James (Jamie) Howard and wife Barbara of Springdale, Arkansas and Sean Michael Howard and wife Cindy of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Ed was a grandpa to ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, five nephews, eight nices, eight great nephews, seven great nieces, five great-great nephews, two great-great nieces. He is also survived by three sisters, Nona Arnett, Glenda Hadsock and Sharon Johnson all of Gallatin, Tennessee; two brothers, Gail Howard and wife Melody of Waldron, Arkansas, Gary Howard and wife Cindy of Springfield, Tennessee; step-mother, Evelyn Howard of Waldron, Arkansas; a brother-in-law, Randy and wife Samantha Scarbrough of Barling, Arkansas. Ed is also survived by a step- brother Robert Hardin and wife Connie of Waldron, Arkansas; step-sister, Debbie Pilger of Pensacola, Florida and a host of family and friends. Ed was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by a daughter, Tracy Lynn Sims; his maternal grandparents, William Henry Essman and Maud (Thomas) Essman. Ed's going home service will be Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Cemetery with Rev. David Taff officiating. Interment will follow in the Oliver Cemetery near Lake Hinkle, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ed's pallbearers will be Robert Hardin, Mark Isham, Bub Silvey, Gerald Essman, Danny Arnett and Matthew Howard. Ed's visitation will be Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ed's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
9 June 2004
VELMA B. HOLMAN HOWARD

Velma B. Holman Howard, 84, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Memphis, TN. She was born July 3, 1919 at Idabel, OK, the daughter of Percy O. and Mary Frances Holman of the Forest Grove community in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. She was a 42-year resident of Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvin E. Howard, a sister Elsie Westbrook, and her brother, Rev. Lawson Holman. Velma graduated from Idabel High School in 1937. She was a former employee of the McCurtain County Hospital and was a clerk for the U.S. Forest Service. She helped to organize and taught in the first Vacation Bible School held at the Forest Hill Baptist Church on June 6, 1944. In recent years she derived great pleasure as a volunteer at Mercy Hospital in Waldron, AR. She was an active member serving as an officer in the Waldron Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was also an avid reader. Velma was an active member of First Baptist Church of Waldron, AR and a member of the Golden Rule Sunday School class. Velma is survived by three children, Mary Ann Rogers and her husband James E. of Memphis, TN, Marty Howard and his wife Lu of Clarksville, AR, and Glen Howard of Warwick, RI; eight grandchildren, Glenna R. Ward of Memphis, Michael Rogers of Huntsville, AL, Sharon Rogers of Fort Smith, AR, Beth Howard of Clarksville, AR, John Howard of Russellville, AR, Keely West of Norman, OK, David Rush of Ft. Smith, AR and Audrey Howard of Tahlequah, OK, eight great-grandchildren and several other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Forest Hill Baptist Church in the Forest Grove community Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Chaplain (COL) James E. Rogers, U.S. Army Retired officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Hill Cemetery. The family requested that memorial gifts be made to the Gideons International or the Forest Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Clardy, Route 3, Idabel, OK 74745. Arrangement with Norwood-Coffey- Leonard Funeral Home of Idabel, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
CYNTHIA LYNN HOWELL

Cynthia Lynn Howell, 42, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, January 10, 2010 at a Waldron hospital. Cynthia was born May 5, 1967 in Taft, California to J.T. and Sharon Jean (Ragains) Howell. She was a homemaker. She liked to live life to it's fullest. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Jean Slater; two sons, Christopher Lee Darnell, Shawn Michael Darnell; four grandchildren; father, J.t. Howell; two sisters, Robin Helton, Krystal Dodge; two brothers, James "Bubba" Howell and David Howell. She also leaves behind Jimmy Darnell the father of Chris and Shawn. Cynthia's memorial service was held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the New Life Center in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
8 February 2006
DAN HOWELL

Dan Howell, 77, of Southlake, Texas died peacefully at his home Thursday, January 26, 2006. Dan was born February 3, 1928 in Clayton, Oklahoma and was formerly of Waldron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Cyril Howell, and one brother, Jimmy Howell of Waldron. He was also an Army veteran. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Entombment followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Marguerite Howell of Southlake, Texas; two sons, John David Howell of Southlake, Jeffrey Howell of Keller, Texas; three grandchildren, Amber Howell, Bailey and Logan Howell of Keller; two sisters, Corene Stinson and husband Harold, Florene Douglas, both of Waldron, AR; three nieces, Carolyn Terrill, Marilyn Littleton, Cindy Lawrence; two nephews, Todd Stinson and Russell Stinson.

The Waldron News
19 January 2005
DOUGLAS W. HOWELL

Douglas W. Howell, age 82, of the San Francisco Bay area in California, passed away on January 13, 2005 in Dallas, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, W.A. "Bill" and Florence Lee Howell and his sister Jean Howell Audas. He was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, a veteran of World War II, and was retired from the U.S. Treasury Department after a fifty-one year career. He is survived by his nieces, Joan Audas Ashford of Waldron, AR and Drinda Audas Patterson of Pulaski, TN; a brother-in-law, Clyde M. Audas of Waldron; seven great nieces and nephews, including Brent Ashford of Dallas, TX. A private family service was held on Monday, January 17, 2005 with burial at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
15 December 2010
J.T. HOWELL

J.T. Howell, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas, early Tuesday morning, the 7th of December the angels led another weary cowboy home to be with the lord. J.T. was born October 10th, 1937 in Dexter, New Mexico to Arvel and Pearl (Jetton) Howell, once again mounted up on his favorite horse but this time galloped up to the heavens. A fairly large part of J.T.'s life revolved around his horses, whether it be rodeo, parades or pleasure riding he lived life to the fullest until health forced him to hang up his spurs. J.T. worked for Tyson Foods for many years. J.T. is survived by his children Robin and Grady Helton, James and Judy Howell, David and July Howell, all of Waldron, and Krystal Dodge of London, Arkansas. He has eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Sharon Jean Howell and one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Howell. J.T.'s memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 at the New Life Center in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Now each time we hear the thundering of horse hooves we will remember Dad in a happier time and place.

The Waldron News
9 November 2011
KENNETH WAYNE HOWELL

Kenneth Wayne Howell of Blue Ball, Arkansas went to be with the Lord November 6, 2011. He was born December 7, 1944 in Hampton, Viriginia to the late Joseph & Dorothy Howell. He was 66 years, 10 months and 30 days old. Kenneth was a faithful member of Waltreak United Methodist Church and Church Sexton. Kenneth also served in the United States Army. He was a veteran and proudly served in the Vietnam War. As a boy Kenneth loved to fish. He married the sunshine of his life his wife Rose. Together Kenneth and Rose had four children. Kenneth devoted his days to loving and caring for his family and his grandchildren. He was faithful to ring the church bell with Tristan, his youngest grandchild, every Sunday morning five minutes before church services. He was a friend to all he knew. He was known in the community for putting others needs before his own. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rose Howell of the home; four children, Thelma and husband Dane Millard of Waldron, Arkansas, Scott Howell and wife Jenny of Briggsville, Arkansas, Kim and husband Billy Joe Hale of Haletown, Arkansas, and Vicki and husband Patrick Millard of Blue Ball, Arkansas. Papa will be forever missed by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Kenneth is also survived by two sisters, Betty Good and Rose Hogg both of Hampton, Virginia and three brothers, James Wesley Howell of Martinsville, Virginia, Joel Albert Howell of Danville, Arkansas and Elwood Howell of Hampton, Virginia. Kenneth was preceded in death by one baby daughter Lori and one brother Johnny Howell of Virginia. Kenneth's going home service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Waltreak United Methodist Church in Waltreak, Arkansas with Rev. Larry Pat Millard officiating. Interment will follow in the Hunt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Kenneth's pallbearers were his grandsons Shawn, Dustin, Michael, Ethan, Heath and Tristan. Kenneth's visitation was Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
22 June 2005
BEVERLY WICKS HOWER

Beverly Wicks Hower passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005 at the age of 93. She was born May 12, 1912 in Moscow, Idaho. She claimed Idaho as her home for most of her life. Beverly was preceded in death by the love of her life of 67 years, Oliver Hower. She is survived by four children, Chuck and Jo Hower of Cascade, ID, Pat and Dwane Wendorff, Mary and Joe McKinley both of Waldron, AR, Meg and Kevin Sosinsky of Boca Rotan, FL; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great- grandchildren. She will be missed. Arrangements are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
24 April 2013
FREDDIE JO (HALE) HUBBY)

Freddie Jo (Hale) Hubby of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed from this life peacefully, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Rogers, Arkansas surrounded by her son, Tim and grandchildren, Whitney & Justin. Freddie was born August 30, 1941 to Audie & Wilma Hale in Haletown, Arkansas (Scott County). As much as Freddie loved her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends, she loved her Savior, Jesus Christ most of all. We have the assurance that she closed her eyes on this earth and opened them in his presence. Freddie worked over 35 years in the insurance industry and was well respected by her peers and colleagues. She had so many friends in this industry and spoke of them often including her best friends, Diana Farrish of Little Rock. Freddie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 53 years, Ben of the home; one daughter, Cindy Klatt and husband Larry of Iuka, Mississippi and one son, Tim Hubby and wife Elizabeth of Roswell, Georgia. Freddie also leaves behind four grandchildren, Whitney Deaton, Justin Deaton, Vivian Hubby and Grace Hubby. She quite simply adored her grandchildren. Freddie is also survived by one brother, Danny Hale and wife Mary of Haletown, Arkansas, as well as nieces Christy, Lisa, Teresa, Carol and nephews, Zach and Josh. Freddie was preceded in death by her parents, Audie & Wilma Hale, one sister Tommy Stewart, and niece Shelley Schonewald. Freddie's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Freddie will be laid to rest next to her beloved parents. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Freddie's pallbearers will be Justin Deaton, Zach Hale, Josh Hale, Butch Morgan, Johnny Johnson and Bud Sims. Freddie's visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Freddie's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Our precious mother loved flowers, however, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Freddie to Haw Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 409, Waldron, AR 72958. We wish to thank the doctors, nurses, volunteers and all staff members at Mercy Rogers for their tender care of our loved one as well as the staff a Highlands Oncology Group in Roger, AR.

The Waldron News
9 April 2008
GLEN HUDDLESTON

Glen Huddleston, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, April 6, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was a telephone worker and a member of the Waldron Masons #132 for over 50 years. Masonic service will be at 2:00 p.m. April 9, 2008 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gibson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his companion, Maxine McCormick of Waldron; daughters, Kathleen Walther of Columbia, MO and Christine Huddleston Hamby of Cameron, MO; brother, Donald Dean Huddleston of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Robyn McCullen and Bryan Walther; and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will be Buster Snellgrove, Larry Huddleston, David Huddleston, Kyle Huddleston, Christopher Zumwalt and Gerald Oakes. In lieu of flowers send donations to Masonic Lodge #132, Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 February 2008
CAROLYN HUDGENS

Carolyn (Shockley) Hudgens, 63, went to be with our Lord on February 15, 2008. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lillie Shockley, brother Hobart and twin sister, Marolyn Shockley. She dedicated her life to serving God and others, through her work as a nurse, school nurse, EMT, a member of the Nazarene Church of Waldron, and a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Hudgens of the home, children, Sammy Hudgens and Sheryl Addleman of Millington, TN, Sherrill and Dennis Jones of Waldron, AR, Shannon and Carrie Hudgens of Waldron, AR, Sheldon and Amanda Hudgens of Elm Park, AR; eight grandchildren, Chrissy and Donald Tramp, Hannah and Jerod Owens, Ashley Ball, Shauna Hudgens and Sydney Hudgens; three great grandchildren, Lauren and Logan Tramp, and Ashlynn Owens; brother, Dewey and JoAnn Shockley of Farmington, NM; sister, Joyce Brasher of Barling, AR; very special friend, Sharon Brigance; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, AR at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Danny Rhyne, Roger Brigance, David Yandell, Jason Stark, Scott Stark, Jimmy Piles, Harold Richmond (line missing.)

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
SHIRLEY HUDGENS

Shirley Marie (Blalock) Hudgens, 87, of Waldron passed away Monday, January 1, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, a homemaker and the widow of Charley Hudgens. Mrs. Hudgens was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Leola Blalock and six brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Owens of Waldron and Lea Stringer of Fort Smith and one son, Jimmy Hudgens of Waldron. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, James Owens, Jeff Owens, Shannon Hudgens and Shelton Hudgens, all of Waldron, Todd Stringer of Fort Smith, Sammy Hudgens of Memphis, TN, Lisa Pace, Sherrill Jones and Lori Jones all of Waldron, Angela Nigh of Greenbriar, AR. Seventeen great-grandchildren, Michele Owens, Zachery Owens, April Owens, Chelsie Owens, Casey Owens, Shauna Hudgens, Casey Hudgens, Chrissy Trampp, Hanna Jones, Ashley Ball, Jessica Ball, Maggie Hudgens, Taylor Pace, Donovan Pace, Clay Nigh, Austin Jones and Brody Jones. One great- great grandchild, Loren Trampp. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 4 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Duncan Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Owens, Jeff Owens, Todd Stringer, Shannon Hudgens, Sheldon Hudgens, Brian Jones, Steven Nigh and Dennis Jones.

The Waldron News
1 September 2010
BOBBY WAYNE HUDSON

Bobby Wayne Hudson, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Parks, Arkansas, departed from this life Saturday, August 28, 2010 in a Little Rock hospital. Bobby was born at Waltreak, Arkansas, September 22, 1939 to Ted and Marie (Wigley) Hudson. His working years covered many occupations including: auto mechanic, truck owner/operator, ranch foreman, owner of Parks Grocery, poultry farmer and retired from the Scott Road Department. He was involved with the Parks Community Vol. Fire Department, Parks Cemetery, 4-H Clubs, and served as Constable of Parks Township. Bobby also enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, and target practicing. Bobby is survived by his wife of 51 year Peggy Frost Hudson of the home; two sons, Bob Jeffery Hudson of Waldron, Arkansas, Timothy Wayne Hudson of Parks, Arkansas; two brothers, Curtis Hudson and his wife Sally of Waldron, Arkansas, Billy Ray Hudson and his wife JoAnn of Jacksonville, NC: mother, Marie Wigley Hudson of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, Lanie, Gaines Hudson all of Waldron, Arkansas; one great grandchild, Austin Wayne Hudson of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Washington Hudson. Bobby's funeral service was Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to the Parks United Methodist Church, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
24 August 2005
REV. CLYDE D. HUDSON

Rev. Clyde D. Hudson, 91, of Omark, Washington died tuesday, August 16, 2005 in Omark, Washington. He was a retired minister. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery at Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Smith of Tomaskee, Washington and Euelene Rogers Cone of Bakersfield, CA; one son, Jay Hudson of Ororville, Washington; two sisters, Mildred Wagner of Waldron, AR and Wilma Hale of Mena, AR; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mel Kenner, Mitch Morgan, Jason Daggs, Hermon Woodard, Kenny Finney and Ellis Hale.

The Waldron News
July 1, 1998
COADY "LEON" HUDSON

Coady "Leon" Hudson, 74, of Waldron, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998 in a local hospital. He was a retired logger and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by two brothers: William David Hudson and Theodore Rosevelt Hudson. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Waltreak Cemetery in Waltreak, Arkansas. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Charlie Tindall, of Danville and Phyllis and Terry Bewley, of Danville; two sons and daughters-in-law: C.L. and Peggy Hudson, of Bluffton and Ricky and Gayla Hudson, of Waldron; two sisters: Anna Lea Horn and 0la Phillips, both of Danville; one brother, Robert Hudson, of Waldron; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Opal Don Horn, Lewis Wayne Horn, Curtis Odene Hudson, Bobby Wayne Hudson, Ronnie Lee Hudson and L.E. Hudson. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
3 November 1999
ROBERT LEE HUDSON

Robert Lee Hudson, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, November 1, 1999 in his home. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Adair Hudson; his parents Wash and Lena Hudson and brothers Leon, Ted and William. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Christie Hale Hudson of the home; one daughter, Jeanie Summitt of Ola, AR; two sons, Ron Hudson of Springdale, AR and Taylor Tucker of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Ola Phillips and Anna Lee Horn, both of Danville, AR; five grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Curtis Hudson, Gary McMellon, Thomas Wright, Bill Owens, Scott Clemons and Dennie Woodard. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Clemons and Bill Horn.

The Waldron News
February 25, 1998
AUGHTIE NANCY HUGHES

Aughtie Nancy Hughes, 93, of Waldron died Friday, February 20, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 1998 in Square Rock Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-laws: L.W. and Vera Swaim, of Booneville, Aldon and Vera Ann Hughes and James and Clydine Hughes, all of Waldron; one sister, Estie DeFoor, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Jamie Hughes, of Fayetteville. Pallbearers were J.D. Sims, Rick Sims and Jimmie Sims. Honorary pallbearers were Doug McDaniel, Buel Jones and Robert Davis. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
3 November 2004
CLARENCE HUGHES

Clarence Hughes, 91, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired aircraft manufacturer and of the Baptist Faith. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery near the Freedom community, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Bessie Oxford of Enid, OK and Wanda Kerry of Dallas, TX; three sons, David of Greenwood, AR,Jimmy of Fort Smith, AR and Clarence O. of Lawton, OK; one sister, Beatrice of Dallas, TX; one brother, Dan of Ardmore, OK; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 August 1999
FLORA E. HUGHES

Flora E. Hughes, 90, of Waldron, AR, died on Saturday, August 7, 1999 in a Waldron Nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on August 9 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; one daughter, Floella Barnett of Waldron; one step-daughter, Bessie Oxford of Enid, OK; one son, Billy E. Taylor of Tahlequah, OK; three step-sons, David Hughes of Greenwood, AR, Jimmy Don Hughes of Fort Smith, AR, and Oscar Hughes of Lawton, OK; one sister, Nora Fay Foster of Oregon; six grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
11 September 2002
LEODA GIMLIN HUGHES

Waldron--Funeral services for Leoda Gimlin Hughes, 85, of Waldron were held Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Bush Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Hughes died Friday, September 6, 2002 at a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil Hughes and Garland Gimlin.Survivors include a son, Bobby Gimlin of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
JAMES "JIM" B. HUIE

James "Jim" B. Huie, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lora, and his brothers, Bob, Dick and Joe Huie. He is survived by his sister-in-law Marjorie Huie, nephew Dick Huie and niece Cindy Franklin and their families. He is also remembered by the staff and residents at the Waldron Nursing Center where he had resided for 28 years. Interment will be a private family service at Duncan Cemetery. Condolences and memorials can be directed to Duncan Cemetery Fund at Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
25 April 2001
JOE HUIE

Joe R. Huie, 80, of Waldron died April 16, 2001 in Waldron. He was a native of Scott County, WWII veteran, and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Ouachita Wood Carvers Association, Head Wrangler of Rasputin Mule Farm, Scout Leader of Boy Scouts of America Troop 17, a Democrat and a good man. Mr. Huie is survived by his wife, Marjorie Bess; one brother, Jim; one daughter, Cindy; one son, Dick; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Glenda and a son, Joe Kelley. Commital service was held at 10 am Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm Wednesday at the Waldron United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Duncan Cemetery Association fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958 or charity of choice.

The Waldron News
5 January 2011
MARJORIE BESS AUSTIN HUIE

Marjorie Bess Austin Huie ("Miss Margie") was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 23, 1923. Marjorie died on December 30, 2010 after living in Waldron, Arkansas for 83 years. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Huie; one son, Joe Kelley Huie and one daughter, Glenda Lea Huie. She is survived by one son, Richard E. "Dick" Huie of Springdale and one daughter, Alcinda "Cindy" L. Franklin of Waldron. Her 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren honor her life. In the early 1960's, Marjorie was selected as the first Headstart Director for Scott County. She ended her teaching career as teacher/owner of Huie's Play and Learn, a pre-school for many local children. Marjorie joined the Waldron United Methodist Church at the age of six and was a faithful member until death. She served as President of the Waldron United Methodist Women for many years, and taught Sunday School for every age level during her lifetime. As an artist, Marjorie enjoyed traveling throughout the Southwest United States studying and painting with other oil painters. Her paintings are enjoyed by family and friends throughout the country. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice may be made in honor of Marjorie Huie. Visitation was held at the home of Roy and Cindy Franklin in Waldron, Arkansas. A committal service was held at Duncan Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
MARJORIE BESS HUIE
MEMORIAL SERVICE

Marjorie Bess Huie's memorial service scheduled for January 29, 2011 has been cancelled. Thank you for the prayers, thoughts and memories shared.

The Waldron News
14 May 2008
MARY HUIE

Mary Huie, 54, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Kelley Huie of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Angela Swackhammer of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Joe Snyder of Mt. View, Arkansas; her mother and father, Trudy and Floyd Snyder of Waldron, Arkansas; and one sister, Barbara Romolo of Colorado. Cremation will be done under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 November 2013
BRENDA ANN HULBERT

Brenda Ann Hulbert of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, November 15, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda was born July 2, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas to William O. Flowers and Elenora Emma (Kalfus) Flowers. Brenda was 71 years, 4 months and 13 days old. Brenda was a member of Cedar Creek Community Church. As a young girl, Brenda met the love of her life, Frank Angus Hulbert. In July of 1961 they exchanged vows in Waco, Texas. Together they have enjoyed 52 years. Brenda was a loving wife and mother. She was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her family. Brenda was a graduate of Four-C Business College. She enjoyed being very active in community organizations. Brenda was a life time member of American Legion Auxiliary. She was Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and a Rainbow Girl. Brenda was an extra class Amateur Radio Operator N5SFS. Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Frank Angus Hulbert of the home, two sons, Frank A. Hulbert, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas and Arthur H. Hulbert and wife Janet of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, and three much loved granddaughters, Hannah, Emma and Kami. Brenda will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her, including many friends and loved ones. Brenda's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2013 graveside at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Arkansas, with Rev. Jason Frayer. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda's visitation was Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 October 2014
FRANK HULBERT JR

Frank Hulbert Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Frank was born September 13, 1966 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Frank Angus Hulbert and Brenda Ann (Flowers) Hulbert. Frank was 48 years and 8 days old. Frank graduated from Waldron High School and continued his education at West-Ark Community College. Frank served a tenture in the United States Army being stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas in the Army Stinger Missile Field. Later in life, Frank worked at Arkansas Highway Transportation Dept. and Tyson. Frank was an honorable and trustworthy friend to all. He was a loving brother and son. Frank leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father Frank Angus Hulbert of Parks, Arkansas; one brother, Arthur H. Hulbert and wife Janet of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Frank will be missed by three loving nieces, Hannah, Emma and Kami. Frank will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him. Frank is preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Ann (Flowers) Hulbert. Frank's graveside life celebration was Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas with interment following in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Frank's visitation was Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
April 1, 1998
CATHERINE MARIE HULL

Catherine Marie Hull, 82, of Waldron died Thursday, March 19, 1998 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral and interment will be in San Diego, Calif. Survivors include her husband, John Hull; two children: Barbara Jean Craig, of San Diego, California and Paul Desmond, of Rialto, California; six grandchildren. Local arrangements were made by Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
18 February 2004
JOHN WATSON HULL

John Watson Hull, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, February 12, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired aircraft machinist and an Air Force veteran of WWII. Interment will be in El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, CA. Local arrangements made under Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two step- daughters, Barbara Craig of San Diego, California and Paula Desmond of Rialto, California; one sister, Mary Rose Thomas of Stillwater, Oklahoma; two brothers, George T. Hull of Coffeyville, Kansas and Charles A. Hull of Joplin, Missouri.

The Waldron News
11 August 1999
BESS L. HULLENDER

Bess L. Hullender, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, August 3, 1999 in a Waldron Nursing home. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church, a member of Waldron Business and Professional Women and a retired school teacher. She had taught school for 44 years and retired in 1974. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one son, Derial of Waldron, AR; her sister- in-law, Alta Bowen of Tulsa, OK; three nieces and one nephew; two grandchildren, Darla Jeffery and Delena Bass; and three great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Troy Rippy, Roy Lee Rippy, Curtis Billings, Harold Thomas, Darvin Hutchens and Glen Dale Sparks.

Scott County Times
15 November 2000
RALPH HUMPHREY

Ralph Humphrey, 76, of Midland, Arkansas died Saturday, November 4, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was retired from International Paper. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Midland, with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery in Midland under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by one daughter, Betty Humphrey of Bon Aqua, Tennessee; two sons, Larry Humphrey of Everton, Arkansas and Raymond Humphrey of Harrison; one sister Eltra Burgess of Hartford, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 May 2001
LURIE EFFIE HUMPHREYS

Lurie Effie Humphreys, 92, of Halley, Arkansas died Wednesday at Dermott City Nursing Home in Dermott. She was born March 1, 1909 in Yell County, AR to the late Thomas and Jennie Johnson Irons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Humphreys. Mrs. Humphreys was a Baptist and a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Clayton Humphreys of Fayetteville, NC and Clem Humphreys of Halley, AR; one daughter, Katherine Dalsys of Collins, AR; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 27th at Halley Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Burke and Rev. George Waldrup officiating. There was a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly, AR. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of McGehee.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009
CYRUS HENRY HUMPHREYS
Jan. 14, 1940 - Feb. 12, 2009

Cyrus Henry Humphreys, Jr., 69, Cauthron, AR passed away Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at his home in Cauthron, Arkansas. He was the husband of Debra Ann (McCain) Humphreys. Cyrus was born in Levelland, Texas on January 14, 1940, the son of the late Cyrus Henry and Clara Pearl (Staggs) Humphreys. He served in the U.S. Arm Air Force. Cyrus is survived by his wife Debra of the home; a daughter, Shawnda Lister of Waldron, Arkansas, three sons, Lee Humphreys of Levelland, Texas, Shane Humphreys, Matt Humphreys of Lubbock, Texas. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren. Cyrus is also survived by three sisters, Betty Wingfield of Gurden, Arkansas, Mary Cockrell of Levelland, Texas, Delores Stevens of Clovis, New Mexico, three brothers, Billy Humphreys of Seattle, Washington, James Humphreys of Levelland, Texas, Carl Humphreys of Alma, Arkansas. Cyrus's memorial service was 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at the Evening Shade Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Whedbee officiating. Mr. Humphreys was cremated under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 June 2009
ALMA SUE HUNNICUTT
July 16, 1925 - June 1, 2009

Alma Sue Hunnicutt, 83, of Raymore, Missouri passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009 in the Raymore Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by two sons, Waymon Hunnicutt of Louisberg, Kansas, Floyd Ray Hunnicutt of Choctaw, Oklahoma; one daughter, Cindy Pilgrim of Lonejack, Missouri; three grandsons, Travis Hunnicutt of Olathe, Kansas, Lucas Pilgrim of Lonejack, Missouri, Matt Hunnicutt of Olathe, Kansas; two granddaughters, Aimee House of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Jessica Pilgrim of Lonejack, Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Savannah, Harrison, Kinsey and Madison. Funeral Service was 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at the Church of Christ in Nola, Arkansas with interment in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 November 2002
BRUCE LAMAR HUNNICUTT

Bruce Lamar Hunnicutt, 72 years old, of Gravelly, passed away from this life on October 18, 2002 [copied as written]. He was born on October 10, 1930 in Gravelly, the youngest of 14 children, to the late William C. and Maude Hunnicutt. Bruce is survived by his wife of 53 years and best friend Nella Harberson Hunnicutt; son and daughter-in-law Billy and Pamela Hunnicutt of Gravelly; daughter and son- in-law Linda and Ron Sayre of Shawnee, Kansas; granddaughters Randi Hunnicutt of Waldron and Kaitlin Hunnicutt of Gravelly; grandsons Shawn, Eric and Aaron Green of Gravelly and Stephen and Mike Sayre of Shawnee, Kansas; brothers and sisters-in law Leo and Bobbi Hunnicutt of Danville and Wayne and Rosetta Hunnicutt of Harvey; sisters Myrtle Hunnicutt Duvall of Albany, MO and Lois Hunnicutt Douthit of Carlisle; and a host of friends and family. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents William C. and Maude Hunnicutt and 9 brothers and sisters. Services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nola Church of Christ with burial at the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Shawn, Eric and Aaron Green and Stephen and Mike Sayre and Mark Wagner. Honorary pallbearers are Jake Pickens, Gene James, Ezell Jones and J.B. Wagner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Young Gravelly Cemetery Fund.

The Waldron News
28 March 2001
ELSIE L. HUNSUCKER

Elsie L. Hunsucker, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 19, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Winfield Baptist Church and the widow of Walker Hunsucker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Ron Thompson of Wheatland, MO; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Rose Hunsucker of Waldron, AR and Manuel and Dorothy Hunsucker of Platt City, MO; one sister, Emmer Perez of Clearlake, CA; two brothers, George Denton of Macon, MO and Bill Denton of Waldron, AR; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Earl Craig, Brandon Jones, Jerry Parker, Don Ridenhour, Harold Johnson and Todd Hunsucker.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
MANUEL JAMES HUNSUCKER

Manuel James Hunsucker, 73, of Platte City, MO passed away at his home on April 4, 2010. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 am Saturday, April 10 at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO. A memorial service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to KU Cancer Center and the Platte County Steam and Gas Association. Manuel was born on June 18, 1936 in Waldron, Arkansas to Walker and Elsie Hunsucker. After graduating from Waldron High School, Manuel moved to the Kansas City, MO area where he met his wife, Dorothy, and raised their family. Manuel had a long career as a mechanic at TWA. Outside of work Manuel had a passion for restoring and showing historic automobiles--specifically Ford historic automobiles. This love of historic vehicles evolved to a new hobby of restoring historic tractors. He enjoyed several tractor runs with the Platte County Steam and Gas Association. He also loved camping with his Pak-N-Go family, wood working and coffee and tall tales with the TWA-ers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Hunsucker; daughter, Jamie Hunsucker, O'Fallon, MO; son, Dan Hunsucker and wife Callie, Springfield, MO; brother, Jerry Hunsucker and wife Rose, Waldron, AR; sister, Verna Thompson and husband Ron, Wheatland, MO; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family is comforted to know he has joined family, friends and several beloved pets that passed before him.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
ANGELA JEAN HUNT

Angela Jean Hunt, 44, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Paul; son Jeremy Preston Hunt; daughter, Shantel Lea Hunt; sisters, Cheryl Lee, Seanna Martin and Shannon Place; mother, Jean Vincent; father, Roy Vincent; mother-in-law, Mary Belle Bliss and father-in-law, Billy Harrell Hunt; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and relatives. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Chant Pentecostal Church with interment at Lamb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Silvey, Jay Waddle, Roberta Passmore, Beth Woodrum, Beverly Byford and Ray Sweat.

The Waldron News
12 September 2012
BETTY GENEVA MALONE HUNT

Betty Geneva Malone Hunt, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on 2 Sep. 2012 at the Mercy Hospital of Scott County. She was an accomplished woman not only as a mother, but also as a career woman. She began her career in law enforcement as a Warrant Officer in 1979 in Conroe, Texas continuing her education until her death with a certification for her job as Chief Clerk in Waldron, Arkansas the month before her passing. During her lifetime she held such distinguished titles as Sheriff's Deputy for Montgomery County, TX, Administrative Secretary and Clerk Treasurer for City of Waldron, AR; and Deputy Sheriff and Chief Municipal Clerk for Scott County, AR. However, her greatest triumph was as a loving and scrupulous mother, wife and companion with the raising of five wonderful children, mostly, as a single parent and her love and honor for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by companion Ron Grennier, 5 children, Nathan Layne Miles and wife Vanessa, Olen Wayne Miles and wife Nicole, Quitman Dayne Miles and wife Rebecca, Kari Jayne Miles and James Payne Miles, two step- children Marsha Hunt and Lucky Hunt and wife Debbie. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, James Robertson, Holland King, Mandie Bare, Amber, Jacob, Autumn, Philip and Stephanie Miles; Christina, Caitlin and Korie Miles, Bristol Miles, Jasmine, Dax and Megan Winton and Chelsea Miles, Dalton Miles, Brandi Husser, and Blake Vincent and 6 step-grandchildren, Bobby, Jeffery, Shawn and Katie Hunt and Heather and Matthew Branum and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Eugene Hunt, parents Wilburn and Geneva Malone and brother William Lon Malone. Visitation was Friday, September 7, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home. A memorial service was held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to V.F.W. Post 1345, P.O. Box 128, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
9 April 2014
BEVERLY ANN HUNT

Beverly Ann Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born May 28, 1955 to Bobby Joe Sehorn and Vera Jane (McWilliams) Sehorn in Mena, Arkansas. Beverly was 58 years, 10 months and 5 days old. Beverly was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a devout Christian and very strong in her belief. She was very active in her church and with her church family. She loved to share God's word and lived by example. Forty two years ago Beverly married the love of her life, her soul mate, her best friend and companion, Rickey Hunt. Together they raised their three children and then became grandparents. Beverly's favorite thing in the whole world was her time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to cook for them and play with them. The memories made with her family are treasures to be kept close to the heart. Beverly loved to play the piano for the Lord. When she and Rick could sneak away for a few days she loved to travel, especially to Colorado. Beverly leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Rickey Hunt of the home; two daughters, Dana Hunt of Huntington, Arkansas, April McDaniel and husband Darrell of Waldron, Arkansas, and one son, Nicky Hunt and wife Lisa of Waldron, Arkansas and one Godson, James Jett. Nana will forever remain in the hearts of her eight grandchildren: Kristin, William, Zackary, Caleb, Madison, Seth, Trenton and Trevor as well as two great grandchildren, Samuel and Chloe. Beverly is also survived by one sister, Lana Sehorn Scott of Lavaca, Arkansas. Beverly will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a special friend Betty Reed and an extended family of friends, loved ones and her church family. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Joe and Vera Jane Sehorn, one grandson, Camo Hunt, two sisters, Sharon Carmean and Linda Robertson and one nephew, Wesley Horn. Beverly's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon, Rev. Tim Russell and Bro. Jerry Ray Hutchens officiating. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Beverly's pallbearers were Adam Lageveen, Calvin Morrow, Josh Fowler, Weston Burke, Seth Hunt, William Cogburn and James Jett. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Beverly's visitation was held Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 April 2013
BOBBY DAIRL HUNT

Bobby Dairl Hunt of Gravelly, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Russellville, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was born May 2, 1937 to Odis G. Hunt and Eloise J. (Lemmons) Hunt in Gravelly, Arkansas. Bobby was 75 years, 11 months and 4 days old. Bobby was an active member of Nola Church of Christ. As a young man Bobby served a tenure in the United States Air Force. He then married to the love of his life, Sue Young Hunt. They shared their lives together for 52 years. Bobby was definitely an outdoorsman. No matter if he was walking through the woods, riding the mower, or going hunting with his family and friends he was happy. Over the last few years, his favorite pastime was to sit on the porch with his coffee and listen to the Martins in his yard. But most of all, Bobby loved spending time with his family and friends and the memories they made together were his favorites. Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his love, his wife, Sue Hunt of the home, one son, Robert Michael Hunt of Gravelly, Arkansas, two daughters, Trena Russell and husband Danny of Russellville, Arkansas and Michelle Lynch and husband Shawn of Danville, Arkansas. Papaw will be forever missed by seven grandchildren: Seth Hunt, Grace Hunt, Niki Canada and husband Tom, Dusten Russell and wife Lili, Kyle Myers, Dusin Lynch and Ty Lynch, as well as two great grandchildren, Brooklynn and Kinley Canada. Bobby is also survived by one sister, Shelba Harris and husband David of Bryant, Arkansas. Bobby 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. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Odis G. Hunt and Eloise (Lemmons) Hunt and one brother Billy C. Hunt. Bobby's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Nola Church of Christ in Nola, Arkansas with Leonard Fuson and Leslie VanWinkle officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Parks Cemetery at Nola, P.O. Box 46, Gravelly, AR 723838 or c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
20 July 2005
BONNIE SUE HUNT

Bonnie Sue Hunt, 69, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, July 14, 2005 at her home. She was a member of the Boles Southern Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005 at Boles Southern Baptist Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Billy May Hunt; four daughters, Cynthia Shaffer of Waldorf, MD, Carol Blackhurst of Orland, FL, Mica Cook of Pine Bluff, AR and Tara Hunt of Benton, AR; one son, Richard Rice of Bartlesville, OK; her mother, Willia Marie Calvert; three sisters, Billye Cole of Cave Springs, AR; Macie Wilson of Irvine, TX and Nancy Stringer of Hackett, AR; one brother, Pete Calvert of Russellville, AR; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Eddie Atnip, Gary Epperson, Bill Murry, Norman Hunt, Gene James, Mark Standridge and Robert Davis.

The Waldron News
18 December 2002
CLAUDE DOUGLAS "DOUG" HUNT

Claude Douglas "Doug" Hunt, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 16, 2002 at St. Edwards Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born March 29, 1943 in Waldron to the late Ellis and Elma Hunt of Waldron. He was a bread truck driver for Colonial Bread, owner/operator of the former Sonic Drive-In on Main St. and later Doug's Drive In. He is survived by his wife, Ann of the home; two sons, Shawn Hunt and his wife Debbie of Dover, Arkansas and Clayton Hunt and his wife Jeannie of Waldron; two brothers, Don Hunt of New Mexico and Harold Hunt of California; two sisters, Wanda Watkins of Waldron and Pam Langston of Fort Smith, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were pending through Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
28 March 2007
CLAUDIA HUNT

Claudia Hunt, 84, of Havana died March 20, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 3, 1922 in Union Hill, the daughter of the late Claud & Rosa Osborn Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Charles Hunt, a daughter, Brenda Moeller, sisters, Ruby Vaughn, Zell Kennon, Lucille Herron & Syble Miller, and grandsons, Greg & Thomas Hunt. She is survived by her husband, Ray Hunt; son & daughters-in-law, Parker & Mary Hunt, and Wanda Hunt; daughter & son-in-law, Anna & David Thornton, Helen & Jim Coots, and Jim Moeller; sister, Willo Owens; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Friday at Danville Assembly of God Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
30 December 2009
DEDA HUNT

Deda Hunt, 91, of Waldron passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at a Waldron hospital. Deda owned and operated a dry goods store in Texas for 20 years before her husband passed away. She then moved to Waldron where she opened Hunts Dry Goods Store and operated it for 31 years. Deda is survived by her brother Alva Nelson of Mt. Pine, AR and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Hunt, sister Modena Holloway, and her parents Perry and Doshie Nelson. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment following in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Jarvis Holloway, Perry Holloway, Kurt McBryde, Austin Holloway, Glen George and Alvie Nelson.

Scott County Times
25 December 2002
DOUG HUNT

Doug Hunt, 59, of Waldron passed away Monday, December 16, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an Army veteran in Vietnam and Air National Guard of Desert Storm, retired owner of Doug's Drive-In, member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and member of the American Legion. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife Ann of the home; two sons Shawn Hunt of Dover and Clay Hunt of Waldron; two sisters: Wanda Watkins of Waldron and Pam Hunt of Barling; two brothers: Harold Hunt of Oakhurst, California and Don Hunt of Edgewood, New Mexico. Pallbearers were Randy Watkins, Robert Hunt, Tony Tate, Russell Brown, Ron Jackson, Lincoln Tate, Wendal Thomas and Mike Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Selfridge and Darin Thornsberry.

The Waldron News
29 January 2014
EDDIE LAWRENCE HUNT

Eddie Lawrence Hunt, 87, of Greenwood, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born November 9, 1926 to the late Jake and Jenny (Starr) Hunt in Porum, Oklahoma. At the age of 9, Mona (Dickens) Hunt became his stepmom. Eddie is survived by five sons, Dearl Hunt and wife Patricia, Garry Hunt and wife Fran, Kenneth Hunt and wife Susan, Billy Hunt and wife Donna, Calvin Hunt and wife Renate all of Greenwood, Arkansas, one daughter, Virginia Spangler and husband Harvey of Pocola, Oklahoma, 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one Karen James, often considered a daughter, and a host of friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Martha Joye (Buffington) Hunt, his parents, grandchildren: Amanda Hunt and Garry Hunt, Jr., two daughters-in-law, Francine Hunt and Karen Hunt, and one son-in-law Quinton Johnson. Visitation was held Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for family and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for friends at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Private service was held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial to follow in Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Dearl Hunt, Garry Hunt, Kenneth Hunt, Billy Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Eric White, Billy W. Hunt and Chris Hunt. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Spangler, Josh Hunt, Dylan Hoagland, Norman Hunt, Kobe Panis, "Bud" Jake Hunt Jr., Rick Weiser, Keith Biggerstaff, Todd Johnson, Bruce Rich and Aleigha Johnson.

Scott County Times
26 November 2003
EVELYN HUNT

Waldron--Evelyn "Auntie" Hunt, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 22, 2003 in her home. Mrs. Hunt was the widow of Pat Hunt, was a homemaker and a member of the Lamb Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at Lamb Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one sister, Edna Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Russell Hayden, Keith Slater, Samuel Slater, Bill Zimmer, Bryan Zimmer and Mark Zimmer. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons of her three brothers, Alan, Roy and Onas Yandell.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
FRANCES HUNT

Frances Hunt, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas, passed away on January 4, 2013 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was born March 28, 1937 in Oden, Arkansas to the late Ben and Alena (Fryer) Milligan. Frances is survived by one daughter, Rebecca and Freddie Makamson; two sons, Wilburn and Denece Hunt, Harold and Suzette Hunt; four sisters, Pauline Stuart, Diana and Gary Nixon, Janie Isom, Jewel and Donnie Yandell and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Bush Baptist Church with burial to follow in Bush Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Harvey Stuart, Darrin Milligan, Travis Yandell, Mike Davis, Shawn Boyd, Michael Davis and Jerry Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilburn Hunt, Harold Hunt.

The Waldron News
11 December 2002
FRANCINE HUNT

Francine Hunt, 46, of Jenny Lind, Arkansas died Monday, December 9, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a home- maker and a member of Howard Hill Assembly of God Church in Jenny Lind, AR. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 at Howard Hill Assembly of God Church in Jenny Lind with burial at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery in Jenny Lind under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of the home; one daughter, Kimberly Hunt of the home; one son, Joshua Hunt of the home; two sisters, Stella Montgomery of Van Buren, AR and Fran Hunt of Jenny Lind, AR. Pallbearers will be Dearl Hunt, Gary Hunt, Billy Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Joe Turner and Keith Deer. Memorial contributions may be made to Howard Hill Assembly of God Church, 3515 Gate Nine Rd., Greenwood, AR 72936.

Scott County Times
19 June 2002
FRED HUNT

Waldron--Fred Oran Hunt, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, June 10, 2002 in his home. He was retired from the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 10:00 am at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the burial at Square Rock Cemetery and under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Suzi of the home; three daughters, Evelyn and husband Wendall Thomas of Lavaca, Arkanas, Barbara Mairel of Waldron and Patty Hunt of Mulberry, Arkansas; one son, Robert and his wife Lynda Hunt of Waldron; and one stepson and his wife, Peter & Kristina Lang of Krippen, Germany. Pallbearers were Bobby John Hunt, Stephen Tolbert, Ron Hudson, Sid Hunt, Clay Hunt and Randy Godfrey.

Scott County Times
5 February 2003
GEORGIA HUNT

Georgia Mae Hunt, 103, of Waldron died Thursday, January 30, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by one son, Arthur Hunt. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, February 3, 2003 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Duncan Cemetery. She is survived by three daughters, Opal Hunt of Fort Smith, Beatrice Hanna of Lakeside, Oregon and Flindy Cockburn of Springfield, Oregon; 4 sons, Clarence Hunt, Charles Hunt, Reed O. Hunt all of Waldron and Earl Hunt of Sufolk, Virginia; one sister, Beulah Crump of Waldron; 35 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Al Hunt, Eddie Hunt, Billy C. Hunt, Sid Hunt, Kelley Hunt, Roger Hunt and George Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Reed, Robert Hunt, Jamie Hunt, James Cox, Otto Hunt, Gordon Hanna, Joey Hanna, Charles Cockburn, Tommy Cockburn and Jerry Hunt.

The Waldron News
1 September 2010
HALLIE B. HUNT

Hallie B. Hunt, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Hallie was a World War II veteran and fought in many battles including Normandy. He was also a master hydraulic technician. Hallie is survived by his daughter Barbara Anderson-Carr and husband Dennis of Austin, TX; four granddaughters Tammy Sturdivan and husband Mike, Janet Anderson, and Amy Wilson and husband Richard all of Edmond, OK, and Camille Simon of Oklahoma City, OK; three great granddaughters, Claire Miller and husband Brock of Wotonga, OK, Emily Wilson and Reece Wilson both of Edmond, OK; and brother L.B. Hunt and wife Candy of Heavener, OK. Hallie was preceded in death by his wife Lola Huddleston Hunt, daughter Glenda Simon, and parents J.B. and Zura Hunt. Graveside services were Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Weeks Cemetery in Bates, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
May 20, 1998
HERSHEL ROBERT HUNT

Hershel Robert Hunt, 73, of Copperas Cove, Texas, died Friday, May 15, 1998 at a Ft. Hood Hospital. He was born July 25, 1924 in Blue Ball. He married Bobbie Oglesby on July 1, 1950. He was retired from U.S. Army and Civil Service and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Copperas Cove and Masonic Lodge #595 Mt. Hiram. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 1998 at Tate Town Church. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie M. Hunt, of Copperas Cove, Texas; one son, Danny Hunt, of Copperas Cove, Texas; one daughter, Janis Hass, of Abilene, Texas; two brothers: Don Hunt, of Ft. Smith and Jim Hunt, of Waldron; two sisters: Reba Sue Williams, of Danville and Betty Jo Garner, of Russelville; one grandchild. Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, of Copperas Cove, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 September 2006
IMOGENE S. HUNT

Imogene S. Hunt, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 15, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Alva Hunt of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Donna Pollard of Gravelly, AR and Jetty Pollard of Waldron, AR; one sister, Jimmie Ross of Mt. View, AR; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. (Little Box) Hunt; five brothers, Lawrence Spainhour, Archie Spainhour, A.L. Spainhour, J.W. Spainhour and Futrell Spainhour; four sisters, Verma Hanshew, Flaye Garner, Effie Harrison and Martha Lou Murders. Pallbearers were Mike White, Rodney Haney, Jordan Pennington, Jason Campbell, Cory Hunt and C.J. Wiggins.

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INA ALICE HUNT
January 1, 1920 - August 16, 2014

Ina Alice (McCubbin) Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Ina was born January 1, 1920 to Robert McCubbin and Mrytle (Mercer) McCubbin in Eagleton, Arkansas. Ina was 94 years, 7 months and 15 days old. Ina worked in various jobs in Waldron before her retirement in 1973. At the time of her retirement, she began to focus all her attention to her family. She loved to cook for them. When she couldn't work outside, Ina loved to do piece quilts. Everyone of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have a quilt made with love just for them. Growing up in the depression years, Ina was taught to grow, can and freeze all the veggies out of her garden. She would worry how would her family eat in the winter months if she didn't have her garden. Working in her garden and her flower beds brought great joy to Ina. She was well known and even recognized at the Waldron Housing Authority as "Yard of the Month". Ina leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Judy Montgomery and husband Jerry of Greenwood, Arkansas, one son, Bill Hunt and Marilyn of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will be forever missed by four grandchildren: Mica Grimmett and husband Richard of White Hall, Arkansas, Tara Hunt of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Michael Montgomery and wife Hollie of Mena, Arkansas and Jacy Houston and husband Jarrod of Clarksville, Arkansas, as well as seven great grandchildren: Kylie, Hunter, Keala, Bryce, Carson, Brady and Jayla, also one great great grandson due in December. Ina is also survived by one brother, Willie McCubbin of Karn City, Texas and two sisters: Mary Robinson of Modesto, California and Louise Scarbrough of Florence, South Carolina. Ina will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her, including a host of nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and loved ones. Ina is preceded in death by her husband, VC Gube Hunt, her parents, Bob & Mrytle McCubbin, one sister, Elois Garner and two great grandchildren: Bailee Montgomery and James Montgomery. Ina's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Jerry Michael Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ina's pallbearers will be Jarrod Houston, Bryce Yandell, Hunter Law, Richard Grimmett, Donny Graves and Michael Montgomery. Ina's visitation will be Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
IRENE HUNT

Granny Irene Hunt, 92, of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, August 27, 2011 in her home. Grannie was born February 25, 1919 in Booneville, Arkansas to Wallis and Virdie (Irons) McCubbin. She married her husband of 70 years Luther Hunt on April 12, 1941. She was a homemaker and gardener. She was a member of the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church in Blue Ball, Arkansas. Grannie is survived by one daughter, Wilma Jones of Blue Ball, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Lois McCubbin of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Kathy and Gerald Holt of Blue Ball, Arkansas, Betty and Robin Singleton of Pencil Bluff, Travis McCubbin of Parks, Arkansas, Juanita and Norman Holt of Waldron, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren, Alisha, Sabra, Hannah, Jarrod, Terry; seven great-great grandchildren, Keegan, Lukas, Eden, Heaven, Angel, Hayden and Aaron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gramps Hunt; son, Charles McCubbin, great-granddaughter, DeAnna Holt, sister Bernice Limbocker, and two sons-in-law, Floyd Himes and A.J. Jones. Grannie's life celebration service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. J. West officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery with Jackie Allen officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Grannie's pallbearers will be Travis McCubbin, Robin Singleton, Rusty Defoor, Virgil Lee Wilkins, Les Vaughn and Todd Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Owens and Lonnie Apple. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
J. JOLENE HUNT

J. Jolene Hunt, 37, of Mansfield, died Saturday, May 29, 1999 in her home. She was a LPN student at Kiamichi Vo Tech, worked as a health care provider, was active in youth cheerleading and softball, and attended Mansfield United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Chambers and her maternal grandfather, Tom Milligan. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1 in Mansfield United Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Midland. Survivors include her husband, Paul Hunt; one daughter, Laura Hunt, of the home; two sons, Billy Nichols and Bradley Nichols, both of Roland, Okla; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Jerry Gilbreath of Vian, Okla; maternal grandmother Alta Milligan of Warner, Okla; paternal grandparents Oliver and Evelyn Chambers; three brothers: Mike Gilbreath of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tom Gilbreath of Vian, Okla., and Jerry Gilbreath of Vian, Okla. Pallbearers were Harlis Milligan, Jimmy Chambers, Johnny Chambers, Lonnie Chambers, Jack Chambers, June Chambers and Mark Webster. Honorary pallbearers were the classmates of the Kiamichi Vo Tech LPN Program. Memorial contributions may be made to Jolene Hunt LPN Student Scholarship, c/o the Bank of Mansfield, P.O. Box 387, Mansfield, AR 72944. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
JANE AARON HUNT

Jane Aaron "J.A." Hunt, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was the ninth and last child of Arthur Aaron and Mary Jane Hunt. Although a difficult birth left him with physical limitations, he lead an active, independent life supported by loving sisters and brothers-in-law, his first wife, Mina Garner Hunt, and later by Susie Ingle whom he later married on October 4, 1997. Until a few years ago, he raided cattle on the family farm near Gravelly, attended the Baptist Church at Young Gravelly, and participated in the Masonic Lodge in Gravelly. He had a special place in his heart for children and for country music, rounding up local musicians to play each year at the family reunions. He has been preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mary Jane Hunt and eight sisters and brothers-in- law, Alma and Rufus Benefield of Bluffton, AR, Amy and Rufus Blankenship of Dumas, AR, Icie Caviness and Carl Page of Gravelly, AR, Syble Hunt who died in childhood, Eunice and Opal Hunnicutt of Rockwall, TX, Eula and Grady Billingsley of Anderson, IN; five nieces and nephews, Billy Blankenship, Sandra and Gary Billingsley, Jerry Blankenship, and Betty Benefield Owens, and Mina Hunt and their infant Rosemary. He is survived by Susie Hunt and by many loving nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Young Gravelly with interment at Parks Cemetery in Nola under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be the members of the William J. Parks Masonic Lodge.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
JERRY WAYNE HUNT

Jerry Wayne Hunt, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at home. he was a retired truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Karen Hunt; son Jeremy Hunt and wife Kansas of Waldron, AR; daughter, Nicole Tull and husband David of Walrdon, AR; grandchildren Dakota, Caleb and Logan Tull, Dylan Self, Caden Hunt of Waldron, AR, Bradey Hunt of Bella Vista; brothers, Gary and wife Betty of Mansfield, AR, Jim and Ann of Madera, CA; Aunt Margie McElhaney of Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral service was 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Nazarene Church with interment at the Pilot Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.D. Sims, James Hughes, Rick Black, W.L. Dub Black, James Ray and Richmond Langley.

The Waldron News
26 January 2011
KAREN RICHMOND HUNT

Karen Richmond Hunt, 39, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. Karen is survived by her husband of two years, Bill Hunt of the home; father Robert "R.D." Richmond of Witcherville, Arkansas, three sisters, Kathy Schwartz and husband Tony of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Anita J. Hinojosa of Wichita, Kansas, Michelle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, three step-children: Misty Smith of Pocola, Oklahoma, Billy Wayne Hunt and wife Teresa of Greenwood, Arkansas, Brandy Leigh Hunt of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Kaleigh Smith and two grandsons, Christopher and Austin Smith. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Witcherville Fellowship Baptist Church with interment in the Lovelace Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Stanley Johnson, Curtis Prophet, Billy Wayne Hunt, Hyrum Bradshaw, Luke Mackey and Dearl Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Davis Richmond, Kenneth Unt and Calvin Hunt.

The Waldron News
12 April 2006
LOLA NELL HUNT

Lola Nell Hunt, 80, of Midwest City, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in a Midwest City hospital. She was a retired accountant at Tinker Air Force Base, a member of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Weeks Cemetery near Bates, Arkansas with interment in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, H.B. Hunt of the home; one daughter, Barbara Anderson-Carr of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Donald Huddleston of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Glen Huddleston of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Glenad Simon.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
LUTHER CLINTON HUNT

Luther Clinton Hunt, 88, of Blue Ball, AR died on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 in his home. He was a retired farmer and a Pentecostal. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles McCubbin. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22 with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Irene Hunt; one daughter and son- in-law, Wilma and A.J. Jones of Blue Ball, AR; one daughter-in-law, Lois McCubbin of Pencil Bluff, AR; two brothers, C.C. Hunt and J.C. Hunt of Springfield, OR: four grandchildren, Kathy Holt of Blue Ball, AR, Betty Singleton of Pencil Bluff, AR, Travis McCubbin of Parks, AR and Juanita Holt of Waldron, AR; six great-grandchildren, Alisha Holt, Jarrod Holt, Sabra Singleton, Terry Holt, Hanna Singleton and Deanna Holt; and one great-great grandchild, Eden Singleton.

The Waldron News
12 January 2011
MARTHA "JOYE" BUFFINGTON HUNT

Martha "Joye" Buffington Hunt, 81, of Greenwood, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Martha is survived by her husband of 64 years Eddie Hunt of the home; children Dearl Hunt and wife Patricia, Garry Hunt and wife Fran, Kenneth Hunt and wife Susan, Billy Hunt and wife Karen, Calvin Hunt and wife Renate all of Greenwood, Arkansas, Virginia Spangler and husband Harvey of Pocola, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, two brothers John Buffington of Lamar, Arkansas and David Buffington of Booneville, Arkansas. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Dave and Julie Emerson Buffington; sisters Lizzie Buffington and Lydia Mays; brothers Paul, Joe, Andrew, Boyd and Willing Buffington; grandchildren Amanda Hunt and Garry Hunt, Jr.; daughter-in-law Francine Hunt and son-in-law Quinton Johnson. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment to follow in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Dearl Hunt, Garry Hunt, Kenneth Hunt, Billy Hunt, Calvin Hunt and Norman Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons and son-in-law Harvey Spangler.

The Waldron News
November 4, 1998
MAURICE EUGENE HUNT

Maurice Eugene Hunt, 69, of Waldron died Oct. 31, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired structural engineer and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. He was a Past Master of Handley Lodge #1043 in Fort Worth, Texas; a past deputy Grand Master of the State of Texas Grand Lodge; former Scott County Sheriff; former city manager of Forest Hills, Texas; member of several other clubs, chambers, and organizations; also a veteran of WW II. A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Marsha Dennis of Roanoke, Texas; one son, Lucky Hunt of Burleson, Texas; one stepdaughter, Kari Winton of Waldron; four step-sons, Nathan L. Miles of Canroe, Texas; Olen W. Miles of Houston, Texas; Quitman D. Miles of Camp Pendleton, California; James P. Miles of Waldron; one sister, Madeline Wagoner of El Reno, Oklahoma; two brothers, Kelly Hunt of Waldron, Jerry Hunt of Copperas Cove, Texas; 16 grandchildren. Pallbearers include: Jim Henry Currier, Wayne Langley, Ray Rice, Paul Newborn, Ricky Don Black and Jim Hunt. Honorary Pallbearers include: L.D. Casey, L.C. Hale, Cyrus Humphreys, Donald Gene Oliver, Jim Oswald and Kelly Langley.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
MONTY RAY HUNT

Monty Ray Hunt, 60, of Parks, Arkansas died April 14, 2010 in his home. Monty is survived by his wife Joyce Hunt of the home; daughter Michelle Norris of Greenwood, AR; grandchildren Jonathan, Kendall and Bryson Norris of Greenwood; step-daughters Casey and Jessica Elaine Steele; brothers-in-law, Robert Panis and Ken Panis of Greenwood, Kevin Panis and Jerry Don Panis of California. Monty is also survived by his brothers Billy Don Hunt of Blackfork, AR and Waymon Hunt of Parks, AR; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of beloved friends. Funeral services were on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Price Neal and Rev. Grady Parker officiating. Interment was 2:00 pm Monday, April 19, 2010 in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were the Army Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Panis, Kevin Panis, Ken Panis, Jerry Don Panis, Charley Snead, Teddy Snead, Kirk Snead, Darren Hunt, Billy Ray Hunt, Bill Charles Hunt, Timmy Hunt and Scott Wagner.

The Waldron News
12 March 2014
NORMAN LEE HUNT

Norman Lee Hunt, 81, of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at home. Norman was born February 5, 1933 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to the late Benjamin L. and Vera I. (Wilkins) Hunt. Norman is survived by one brother Lloyd Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas; one stepson Wendell Limbocker; one stepdaughter Glenda Vaughn; nine nieces and nephews: Sherry, Terry, Cindy, Mandy, Lori, Rick, Ronnie, Tammy, Michael and a host of first cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 40 years Beverly Hunt, wife of 2 years Shirley (Limbocker) Hunt and one sister Dorothy Jean Owens. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Egypt Church in Blue Ball, Arkansas with burial to follow in Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Billy Don Hunt, Randall Havner, Rick Wiser, Virgil Lee Wilkins, Les Vaughn and John Haggard. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his first cousins.

The Waldron News
12 May 2004
PATRICIA ANNE HUNT

Patricia Anne Hunt, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, May 10, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired assistant manager for Iowa State University Book Store and a Baptist. Interment will be in Ames, Iowa with local arrangements by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Hunt; one brother, Kennard Mnschester of Elgin, IL; and two grandchildren, William Goodman and Gary Paul Goodman both of Newton, IA.

The Waldron News
16 May 2007
SYBLE A. HUNT

Syble A. Hunt, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away May 3, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Hunt and wife Karen of Waldron, AR and Gary Hunt and wife Betty of Mansfield, AR; one step-son, Jim Hunt and wife Ann of Madera, CA; two sisters, Lillie Irons of Mt. Pine, AR and Margie McElhaney of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-great grandchildren; a special friend, Pat Chapman of Waldron, AR. She was precededin death by her husband, Austin Hunt, two sisters, Eva Ison, Tessie Coker; three brothers, Homer Simpson, Curley Simpson and Bob Simpson. Pallbearers will be Daniel Simpson, Brian Simpson, Jeremy Hunt, Brad Jett, Rickey Black, W.L. "Dub" Black.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
TERRY ARTHUR HUNT

Terry Arthur Hunt, 52, of Boone, Iowa died on Monday, September 27, 1999 at the Iowa Veterans Home of Marshalltown, Iowa of complications of cancer. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Earl Knerr and his brother, Gary. He was born in Boone, Iowa on November 7, 1946 to Clarence J. Hunt and Mildred (Nelson) Hunt-Knerr. He lived most of his life in Boone, Iowa and worked all around the Boone area painting home interiors and exteriors for over 30 years and then retired in 1996 due to his health. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He was married to Theresia (Glock) Hunt on September 18, 1970 at Boone, Iowa. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 1 at the Schroeder Funeral Home of Boone, Iowa, under the direction of Rev. Norman Adamson. Burial was at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone with full Military Honors at the graveside by the Boone Veterans Council. He is survived by his father, Clarence Hunt of Waldron; his mother, Mildred Knerr of Boone, Iowa; his former wife, Theresia Hunt; his son, David J. Hunt of Boone, Iowa; his daughter, Kristen Hunt of Tempe, Arizona; his granddaughter, Kelcee Hunt of Boone, Iowa; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger & Carol Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas, James & Patricia Hunt of Glendale, Arizona, Jerry & Yukiko Hunt of San Diego, California; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Ann Hunt of Ogden, Iowa and Debra & Bill Holmes of Boone, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used according to the wishes of the family.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
MARY NAOMI HUNTER

Mary Naomi Hunter, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 31, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ and a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Waldron Church of Christ with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Rita Libby of Booneville, AR; two sons, Bill Hunter of Hot Springs, AR, David Hunter of Dallas, TX; one sister-in-law, Pearl Millard of Kingman, KS; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

The Waldron News
February 25, 1998
RAYMOND HUNTER

Raymond Hunter, 53, of Waldron died Saturday, February 21, 1998 in his home. A memorial service will be at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of the home; his mother, Alice Hunsucker, of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, James Dale Hunsucker, of Jacksonville, Florida; one half-brother, Davis Hunsucker, of Richardson, Texas. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
HUBERT "HUGH" OLYN HURT

Hubert "Hugh" Olyn Hurt of Fort Smith, Arkansas formerly of Jacksonville, Florida passed from this life September 20, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. Hugh was born May 10, 1925 in Louisville, Mississippi to the late Benjamin Clinton and Amanda Pearl (Cockrell) Hurt. After graduating high school he attended college and received his Masters of Divinity and then a Doctorate of Divinity. Hugh was a Baptist minister and missionary. He was the Language Missions Director for the Florida Baptist Convention for 25 years and retired in 1990. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Smith was previously a member of the Deer Meadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Hugh is survived by his wife Eva Hurt whom he married August 18, 1949; a daughter Sharon McGraw of Waldron, Arkansas; a son David Hurt of Atlanta, Georgia; two granddaughters Hollie Carnes, Rickie Hurt; three grandsons John Andrew McGraw, Marion David Hurt and Graham Hurt. Hubert's graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Square Rock Cemetery with George McGraw officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 February 2013
BARBARA ELIZABETH HINES HUSTON

Barbara Elizabeth Hines Huston, 90, was born in Waldron, Arkansas on February 24, 1922. Daughter of Emmett and Bertha Hines of Waldron, Barbara graduated Waldron High School in 1940. Following graduation, she worked at the Scott Theatre, Scott County Extension Service, Southwest Electric Company, Arkansas State Revenue Office, and the United States Forest Service. She was a bookkeeper for Southwest Wood Preserving Company for over 30 years. She was a loving homemaker and mother. Barbara was married to Robert "Bob" Huston for 54 years before his death in 2002. Her children are: Susan Huston Svacina of Arlington, Texas and Robert Huston of Van Buren, Arkansas. She is survived by her children, granddaughter Natalie Svacina of Houston, Texas, grandson Stephen Svacina of Austin, Texas, son-in-law Patrick Svacina of Arlington, Texas and daughter-in-law Kim Huston of Van Buren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Jo Lee, nieces, nephews and many friends. Barbara is one of the founding members of the Scott County Courthouse Preservation Committee. She was compassionate and passionate about her work to preserve the historical buildings of Waldron. Barbara was a charter member of the Waldron Memorial Hall Preservation Committee and the Veterans' Memory Walk Committee. She often gave tours to members of the Arkansas Historical Society. Barbara was honored by the Scott County Democratic Women's Organization in 2002 as one of the outstanding citizens of Scott County. The Scott County office of the University of Arkansas Extension Service honored Barbara with a luncheon in 2008 for her years of service to the Scott County Fair. She was a member of the VFW Post 1345 Ladies Auxiliary. In 2009 Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe honored her for her many years of community service to Waldron, Scott County and her beloved State. Funeral services were Tuesday, 2 p.m., February 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Waldron, Arkansas followed with interment at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Memorials can be made to the Old Court House Restoration Fund, 190 West First Street, Waldron, Arkansas 72958. Pallbearers were: Billy Luttrell, Richard Lee, John Luttrell, Billy Dale Luttrell, Randy Barnett and Donnie Jones. Honorary pallbearers are: Mike Lee, Johnny Barnett, Jon David Barnett, Johnny Graham, Jeff Beauchamp, Curtis Billings, Jerry Parker, John Mark Scales, Dwayne Jenik, Wes Goodner and Jimmy Darnell. Visitation was Monday, February 4, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

The Waldron News
4 June 2003
PATRIC PAUL HUSTON

Patric Paul Huston of Newnan, Georgia, formerly of Little Rock and Waldron, Arkansas, died on Memorial Day, May 26, 2003 in Newnan. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas May 4, 1926 to Claud and Maude Huston, Mr. Huston lived in Waldron before being called into the Army to serve in World War II. After the war he re-enlisted in the Army from which he served until his retirement including service in Vietnam. He was presently employed as a security officer for a pharmaceutical company. He was honored with a full military funeral Thursday, May 29, 2003 in Newnan. Among his Service Decorations he was recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Awards. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, a son, Patric Joseph, his parents, Claud and Maude Huston, two sisters, Lucille Crowley of Little Rock, and Pauline Charles; four brothers, Sullivan Huston, Vernon Huston of California, Thurman Huston of Seattle, Washington and Robert "Bob" Huston of Waldron, Arkansas. Survivors are: son David Hayes and wife Nanette; granddaughters, Ashleigh and Jennifer. Also, son Mike Huston; two nieces, Jean Volpert of Benton, Arkansas, Susan Huston Svacina of Arlington, Texas, and nephew, Robert Huston of Van Buren, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
3 July 2002
ROBERT ORMAN HUSTON

Waldron--Robert Orman Huston, 80, of Waldron died Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina. He was a retired operating engineer and a decorated veteran of World War II. Services were at 2 pm Monday, July 1, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Waldron with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery. He was born January 9, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Little Rock High School. He served in the North African and European Campaigns in World War II. He built microwave and communications towers and systems worldwide. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hines Huston of Waldron; a daughter, Susan Huston Svacina of Arlington, Texas; a son, Robert James Huston of Van Buren; a brother, Patrick Huston of Newnan, Georgia; and two grandchildren, Natalie Svacina and Stephen Svacina. Pallbearers were Curtis Billings, Glen Dale Sparks, Jerry Parker, Donnie Jones, Charlie Scott, Don Frost, Harold Simpson and Randy Barnett. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
5 April 2000
BRENDA JOYE HUTCHENS

Brenda Joye Hutchens, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, April 2, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Pilot Presbyterian Church and a loving mother and grandmother. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pierson Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Bill Hutchens; two sons, Donnie Hutchens of Greenland, AR and Russell Hutchens of Waldron, AR; her mother, Juanita Harrison of Waldron; two brothers, Larry Don Harrison of Waldron and Jimmy Harrison of Greenwood, AR; her uncle and aunt, Houston and Della Beaty of Waldron; and one grandson, Samuel Hutchens of Greenland, AR. Pallbearers were Ray Harrison, Kevin Harrison, Jack Yancey, Perry Dorr, Jim Stinson and Lewis James.

The Waldron News
8 June 2011
CALLIE MAE HUTCHENS

Callie Mae Hutchens, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Callie was a very kind, loving and generous person, she loved her family, friends and pretty much anyone she met, and she was loved by all; she also loved to be outside, whether it was in her flower beds or working in her large garden which she grew every year. Callie is survived by her daughters Sharon and Roger Brigance of Waldron, and Isabelle and John Reed of Fayetteville; sister Eloise Hunnicutt of Wing, AR; two brothers Ezeal Jones of Gravelly and Farris Jones of Bluffton; grandchildren Amy and Chris Brotherton of Greenwood, Tera and Kevin Findley of Fayetteville, Brandon and Jamie Reed of Springdale and Eric Brigance of Waldron; four great grandchildren Bradley and Trace Brotherton, Katherine Reed and Addison Findley. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Hutchens, parents Walter and Viola Jones, sister Glady McConnell and brother Troyce Jones. Funeral services were at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Doug Dobson officiating. Interment will follow in the Parks Cemetery in Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Stan Cottrell, Eric Brigance, Chris Brotherton, Brandon Reed, Paul Rice and Shawn Rhodes. Memorial donations can be made to the Parks Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 46, Gravelly, Arkansas 72838.

Scott County Times
21 January 2004
DOROTHY HUTCHENS

Dorothy Marie Hutchens, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 15, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Vester; four daughters, Louella and husband Jay Brigance of Waldron, Mary and husband Larry Hargrove of Cameron, Oklahoma, Georganna and husband Bill Mabry of Mansfield, Claudie and husband Brett Travis of Edmond, Oklahoma; two sons, Vestal Lee and wife Judy Hutchens of Waldron, Archie and wife Robbie Hutchens of Pocola, Oklahoma; three brothers, Charles Ferguson of Modesto, California, Walter Ferguson of Waldron and Henry Ferguson of Oregon; 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were (grandsons) Andy Brigance, J.B. Brigance, Brian Hutchens, Dustin Parsons, Aaron Hargrove, Tyler Hutchens, Jesse Parsons, Austin Travis and Trenton Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons-in-law.

The Waldron News
15 August 2001
DOROTHY LOUISE HUTCHENS

Dorothy Louise Hutchens, 76, of Dinuba, California died Friday, August 10, 2001 in Clovis, California. She was a homemaker. Graveside service will be Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, California. She is survived by her husband, Tillman Ray Hutchens of Dinuba, CA; three sons, Harold Hutchens of Boise, Idago, Cecil Hutchens of Raymond, California and Gary Hutchens of Madera, California; four daughters, Barbara Yarbro and Donna Nelson both of Dinuba, CA, Lorraine Hutchens of Biloxi, MS, and Joyce Romero of Reedley, CA; two brothers, Warren Coyle and Roy Coyle both of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Lois Hutchens of Dinuba, CA, Thelma Lawrence, Edith Wright and Hazel Taft all of Waldron, Arkansas; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
10 June 2009
JERRY BOB HUTCHENS
June 30, 1943 - June 4, 2009

Jerry Bob Hutchens, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was born June 30, 1943 at home in Waldron, Arkansas the son of the late Arch Otto Hutchens and Lola Jane (Ballard) Hutchens. Jerry Bob is survived by his wife Linda of the home; seven children, Dewayne Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Jerry Ray and wife Deloris Hutchens of Harvey, Arkansas, Sandra Kay Hutchens of Poteau, Oklahoma, Jimmy and wife Melinda Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Kim and husband Larry Russell of Waldron, Arkansas, Josh and Charla Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas and Tonya Scott of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Vester Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Darvin and wife Glenda Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Bill and wife Joan Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, J.T. and wife Josephine Hutchens of North Fork, California; three sisters, Iva Darling of Waldron, Arkansas, Shirley and husband Wayne Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas and Doris Ferguson of Fresno, California. Jerry Bob's funeral service was Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Mike Jordan officiating under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
25 May 2005
LOIS IRENE HUTCHENS

Lois Irene Hutchens, 83, of Dinuba, California passed away on Monday, May 2, 2005 in Fresno. A funeral service was hel at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel with interment at Smith Mountain Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchens was the owner and operator of a furniture store for 17 years. She was a member of Reedley Full Gospel Tabernacle. Mrs. Hutchens is survived by her husband, Milton Huntchens; her son, Gaylon Hutchens of Dinuba; her daughters, Geri Struble of Bakersfield and Linda Hornberg of Romania; her brothers, Warren and Roy Coyle, both of Waldron, Arkansas; her sisters, Edith Wright, Hazel Taft and Thelma Lawrence, all of Waldron, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
December 2, 1998
LOLA JANE HUTCHENS

Lola Jane Hutchens, 92, of Waldron died Nov. 27, in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilot Prairie Presbyterian Church. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Nov. 30, at Pilot Prairie Presbyterian Church with burial at Pilot Prairie cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Shirley Johnson of Waldron, Iva Darling of Waldron, Doris Ferguson of Modesto, California, 5 sons, Darvin Hutchens of Waldron, Bill Hutchens of Waldron, Vester Hutchens of Waldron, Jerry Hutchens of Waldron, J.T. Hutchens of North Fork, California; two sisters, Lela Duncan of Waldron, Lena Jones of Waldron; 29 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were the grandsons. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
7 August 2013
WILLENE J. HUTCHENS

Willene J. Hutchens, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Willene was born December 19, 1926 to the late Samuel Thomas and Emma Mae (Thornton) Jones. Willene is survived by two daughters, Ann Binkley and husband Steve of Pearcy, Arkansas, Linda Conway and husband Bill of Wausau, Wisconsin; six grandchildren: Stan Binkley of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Paul Binkley of Ohio, Cliff Binkley of Flagstaff, Arizona, Clayton Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeremy Jameson of Fort Worth, Texas, Will Conway of Springfield, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank Hutchens and one daughter, Frankie Hicks. Visitation was held Friday, August 2, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service was held at Pilot Prairie Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Rick Hicks, Clayton Hicks, Stan Binkley, Phillip Horn, Mike Horn and Tommy Selkirk. Honorary pallbearers were Jerrel Plummer, Glen Dale Sparks, Wayne Horn, Ethel Horn, Helen Cain and Iva Darling.

The Waldron News
23 December 2009 & 30 December 2009
JOYCE ANN HYMAN

Mrs. Joyce Ann Hyman, age 56, a resident of Dierks, died Monday, December 21, 2009 in the Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas. She was born November 12, 1953 in Williams, Arizona. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Mrs. Hyman was preceded in death by her father, Allen Thompson; one daughter, Beth Plowman and one brother, Charles Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Hyman of Dierks; three sons, Chuck Plowman and Clinton Green both of Dierks and Brandon Green of Waldron; two daughters, Jamie Qualls of Waldron and Kim Barbre of Dierks; her mother, Edith Thompson of Waldron; two sisters, Edna Stanford of Sulpher Springs, Texas and Sue Thompson of Wickes; 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mrs. Hyman will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2009 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks. Burial will follow in the Fellowship Cemetery. The family will received friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23rd at the funeral home in Dierks.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
LENA HYSLOP

Funeral services for Lena Hyslop, 98, of Webbers Fall, OK were at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at the Millsap Funeral Chapel with Reverend Wendell Cox officiating. Burial was in Gum Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Hyslop was born December 23, 1908 at Waldron, AR and died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Sallisaw. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Edith Mae and Ted Webster of Webbers Falls; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was precededin death by her husband, Eddie Sam; one daughter, Lou Ann; her parents Mar and Mary Lou Vaughn; five brothers, Lonnie Vaughn, Tommy Vaughn and Jack and Jake Vaughn; two sisters, Dovie and Ollie.

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