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

The Waldron News
22 January 2014
FLOVEL JACKSON

Flovel Jackson of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Flovel was born October 14, 1925 in Scott County, Arkansas to James Bass Yarbrough and Lone (Watson) Yarbrough. She was 88 years, 3 months and 2 days old. Flovel was a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church. A native of Scott County, Flovel lived most her life right here at home. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and growing flowers. Flovel was a warm and kind person. She loved her family and welcomed each opportunity to spend time with them. Flovel leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Charlotte Sheppard and husband William (Bill) of Waldron, Arkansas; one son/grandson, Michael Jackson and wife Lisa of Lemoore, California and one grandson, Billy Sheppard and wife Pam of Bowling Green, Kentucky; one great granddaughter, Nikki Smith of Waldron, Arkansas and several great-great grandchildren. Flovel will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including several nieces, nephews and many friends. Flovel is preceded in death by her parents, Bass and Lone Yarbrough, her husband of 49 1/2 years, Billie Jackson, two sons, L.B. Jackson and Billy Don Jackson. Flovel's life celebration will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Collins Lane officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Flovel's pallbearers will be Mark Ward, Scott Clemmons, Collins A. Lane and Michael Jackson. Flovel's visitation was held Monday, January 20, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
L.B. JACKSON

L.B. Jackson, 57, of Magazine, Arkansas died July 15, 2001 in a Booneville hospital. He was a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church in Magazine, AR. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, AR. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jackson of the home in Magazine, AR; four daughters, Georgia Wilson of DeMoines, Iowa, Lisa Muck of New Caney, Texas, Ann Wiley of Splendora, Texas, and Susan Wright of Waco, Texas; two step daughters, Konya Ashley and Jada Crossland both of Booneville, AR; one son, David Jackson of Splendora, TX; three stepsons, Ray Silcox of Austin, TX, Paul Silcox of New Caney, TX and Gene Dobson of Ardmore, OK; one sister, Charlotte Shepard of Tennessee; one brother, Michael Jackson of California; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tim Shepard, William Dewitt, Jerry Davis, Bill Tucker, Bobby Scharboe and Randy Bryan.

The Waldron News
25 July 2001
L.B. JACKSON

L.B. Jackson, 57, of Magazine, Arkansas died July 15, 2001 in a Booneville hospital. He was a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church in Magazine, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. July 18, 2001 at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial in Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Ruby Jackson of the home in Magazine, AR; four daughters, Georgia Wilson of DeMoines, Iowa, Lisa Muck of New Caney, Texas, Ann Wiley of Splendora, Texas, Susan Wright of Waco, Texas; two stepdaughters, Konya Ashley and Jada Crossland both of Booneville, Arkansas; one son, David Jackson of Splendora, TX; three stepsons, Ray Silcox of Austin, Texas, Paul Silcox of New Caney, Texas, Gene Dobson of Ardmore, OK; his mother, Flovel Jackson; one sister, Charlotte Shepard of Tennessee; one brother, Michael Jackson of California; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
4 February 1998
LURETHA ANDERSON JACKSON

Luretha Anderson Jackson, 78, of Fort Smith died January 29, 1998 in hospital. She was of Methodist Faith, manager of Sams Restaurant, and the widow of the late Floyd Anderson and H.P. Jackson. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on January 31, 1998 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith. Survivors include one sister, Pat Hurley, of Joplin, Missouri; eight nephews: Roger Burkert, of Van Buren, Ron Burkert, Randy Burkert, and Russell Burkert, all of Fort Smith, Brian Davis, of Baytown, Texas, Mark Hurley, of Atlanta, Georgia, Don Hurley, of Charleston, South Carolina, and Fred Jennings, of North Augusta, South Carolina; five nieces: Becky McFall, of Catoosa, Oklahoma, Paula Davis, of Houston, Texas, Susan Wilson, of Coco Beach, Florida, Nancy Shaver, of Houston, Texas and Jane Pavelka, of Bay Village, Ohio. Also, several great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Lewis Funeral Home of Fort Smith was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
PATSY JACKSON

Funeral services for Patsy Louise (Harberson) Jackson will be Monday, Nov. 2nd at 2 pm at South Plains Church, Levelland with Pastor Eddie Trice officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under supervision of George Price Funeral Home. Patsy left this earth on October 29 to be with the Lord and join her husband, Bobby in heaven. She died peacefully at the home of her daughter in Graham, Texas surrounded by many of her family members. She was born on September 22, 1934 in Waldron, Arkansas where she lived until she graduated from Waldron High School. Patsy then moved to Pasadena, Texas where she met and married Bobby D. Jackson. They moved to Levelland in 1967. Her love for Jesus and concern for others' souls was displayed until the very end of her life. She always "sowed good seeds" and encouraged others to do the same. Patsy was spirited, had vitality for life, and a sense of humor that never quit. She is survived by her 5 children, a son, Danny Jackson of Richardson, Texas, four daughters, Tamara Dunk of Renton, Washington, Jacqueline Shrock of Allen, Texas, Paula Singleton of Graham, Texas, and Kimberly Maher of West Virginia; a sister, Jerry McCafferty of Zavala, Texas; two brothers, Lyndale Harberson of Malvern and Tommy Harberson of Waldron, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby, daughter Cathy, granddaughter Holly, sister Robbie Joe Eubanks, and two brothers Terrel Harberson and Gene Harberson. She was a loving wife and mother and was "MeeMaw" to all! The family will receive visitors from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, November 1, 2009. Memorials are suggested to South Plains Church Building Fund, 1421 E. Cactus, Levelland, TX 79336.

The Waldron News
9 December 2009
JOHN WESLEY JACOBS

John Wesley Jacobs, Sr., 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday evening, November 30, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. John was born December 23, 1948 in Big Creek, Missouri to the late Albert and Olivia Jacobs. He was a retired sawmill worker. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Jacobs of the home; ten children, Beverly Daniels, John Donald Jacobs, Mercedes Dawn Jacobs, Christa Lee Jacobs and Tyler Austin Jacobs all of the home; John W. Jacobs, Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Charles Daniels of Springfield, Missouri, Nora Duncan of Springfield, Missouri, Joyce Fenters of Springfield, Missouri and Melvin Daniels of Rose Hill, Kansas. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends. We love and miss you loving dad and grandpa. John's family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
15 September 2004
ALFRED JAMES

Memorial services for Alfred James, 72, of Lubbock will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Rev. Bill Hendricks officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. Alfred died September 11, 2004 at Lubbock. Alfred was born September 23, 1931 in Blueball, Arkansas to the late Chester and Zetta James. He graduated from Waldron Arkansas High School in 1950 where he played football and was president of the senior class. After graduation he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock. In March of 1953 he married Bobbie Faye Young. Bobbie preceded him in death September 22, 1986. Alfred was an independent automobile dealer working in Lubbock for many years. He was Baptist by faith. Alfred never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by many friends and family who were dear to him. He was a wonderful father and good buddy to all who knew him. Alfred's survivors include his son Brett James of Las Vegas, NV, his daughter Tracye Seaman of Lubbock, two grandchildren, Sydnye and Bobbye Seaman, and one sister, Wilma Freasier of Houston.

The Waldron News
17 September 2008
BOBBY DEAN JAMES

Bobby Dean James, 56, of Mansfield, Arkansas went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Bobby was a loving husband to his wife of 38 years Trudy of the home and a devoted father to his four children, daughter Allison Null and her husband Richard of Hackett; sons Brandon and his wife Wendy of Huntington, and Ryan and his wife Joanna of Mansfield and daughter Erin of the home. He also had eight grandchildren who were the loves and the light of his life whom they called "Papa"; Nathan Jordyn and Genna Null; Tyler, Brennan, Jaden,Clayton and Alyssa James. Bobby is also survived by a sister, Cheryl Robinson of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bert and Alene James and his brother Randall. Bobby loved Jesus and was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church Mansfield. He loved to hunt with his sons, grandsons and hunting buddies who will miss those times with him. We will all miss him. There was no other man like him. He made everyone feel welcome and he never met a stranger. There will be a void in our lives without him. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the First Baptist Church Mansfield with interment at the Huntington Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nelson Nichols, Gary Williams, Danny Willsey, Mark Barton, Johnny Harris and Bruce Piles. Honorary Pallbearers were the Sunday School Class adult #3. There has been a memorial fund set up for him at Allied Bank of Mansfield. Account #400540610.

The Waldron News
10 July 2013
CAROLYN IDEMA JAMES

Carolyn Idema James, 56, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was born June 27, 1957 to the late Edward and Peggy (Holt) Wilkett. Carolyn is survived by her husband Roger Dale James; two daughters, Kristen Gepelt, Amy Beard; two grandchildren, Oliver and Elsa Gepelt; three sisters, Janice Paldo, Cindy Cunningham, Paulette Brewer; two brothers, Walter and Marcus Wilkett and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Joylene Massey. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 June 2007
DONALD LYNN JAMES

Donald Lynn James, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas formerly of Estelline, Texas passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007 at his home. Don, known to many as "Blow James," previously worked for GTE Phone Company and eventually retired as an auto mechanic. He resided in Estelline, Texas where he was the former mayor with his companion of 18 years. Memorial service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, N.T. and Eula James, wife and son, Linda and Toby James and brother, Sam James. He leaves behind two daughters, Teresa Morris and Sheri Fiske; six grandchildren, William and Michael Himes, Travis Morris, Chase Cade, Cobey Fiske; one sister and brother-in-law, Estelle and Dale Underwood and a sister-in-law, Rosemary James; and many more living relatives.

Scott County Times
14 February 2001
EULA JAMES

Eula Rose James, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died February 5, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired home health aid, member of Waldron Church of Christ, and widow of N.T. James. Funeral services were at 10:00 am on Friday, February 9, 2001 at the Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Lydia Underwood of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Sam James of Waldron, Arkansas, Donald Lynn James of Estelline, Texas; one sister, Marie Withers of St. Petersburg, Florida; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 January 2008
GLADYS YVONNE "VON" JAMES

Gladys Yvonne "Von" James, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away with her grandson, Kory Dedmon, Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas under the direciton of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie James; one daughter, Rhonda James; one son, Jay James of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Kirk Dedmon, Grant James and Logan James; one brother, Dalton Bennett of Eddy, Texas. Pallbearers were Gene Ray Dedmon, David Armstrong, Chris Allen, Eugene Dedmon, Lewis James and Eric Wilkins.

The Waldron News
31 March 1999
JOE F. JAMES

Joe F. James, 85, of Sacramento, California, formerly of Hartford, died Monday, March 22, 1999 in Sacramento. He was a retired mechanic for Chevrolet Motor Co. The body was cremated in Sacramento, California. Survivors include two sisters, Bessie Stewart, of Waldron and Fern Baum, of Mansfield; one brother, Jack James, of Huntington; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home made local arrangements.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
LYN JAMES

Lyn James, 75, of Danville died Oct. 9, 1998 in Waldron Mercy Hospital. He was a farmer. He attended Tatetown Church of Christ and he was a World War II Veteran. Funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 10, at Tatetown Community Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Rook; three daughters, Linda Williams of Danville, Carolyn Bloodworth of Mena, Patti Boren of Boles; one son, Allen James of Danville; one sister, Sadie Fowler of Danville; two brothers, Gene James of Gravelly and Cecil James of Nola, Ark.; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Stacy Fowler, Randall Hale, Billy Hunt, R.H. Williams, Roger Owens, and Lynnie Ray Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Remer, Gene Scott, Hoover Mitchell, and Dale Perry.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
MARK JAMES

Mark James died June 16, 2001 in San Francisco, California. He was born on February 27, 1947 in Augusta, Arkansas. His father, Vance James, preceded him in death. His mother, Ester James Sherrill, survives him, and his three brothers, Ronnie James of Waldron, Bob James of Olympia, Washington, Warren James of West Fork, Arkansas. Also Mark has two sisters, Sue Harshaw of Maumelle, Arkansas and Becky Wilkins of Waldron. One niece and four nephews and four great nephews. Funeral services were held June 23, 2001 at Egypt Free Will Baptist Church in Blueball.

The Waldron News
3 December 2008
MARY ELLEN JAMES

Mary Ellen James, 74, of Waldron, AR, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Mary was born in Wichita Falls, TX on July 27, 1934, the daughter of the late Shelby R. and Georgia E. (Puckett) Morgan. She graduated from West-Ark Community College second in her class as an LPN. Mary is survived by two daughters, Sandra Newman of High Point, NC, Nita Jones of Waldron, AR; three sons, Larry James of Sherman, TX, Roy Anderson of Mountainburg, AR and Donny Anderson of Wichita Falls, TX. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by a sister, Shirley McCaffity of Wichita Falls, TX; a brother, N.J. Morgan of Wichita Falls, TX and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Anderson, and one grandson, Kenny Fuller. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, AR with Pastors C.V. Lewis and Eddie Harlow officiating under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Traver Butenschoen, Markus Richmond, John Schlorff, Tanner Schlorff, Monty Meredith, Nathan Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Linderman, Tommy "Cajun" Leaux.

The Waldron News
24 January 2007
SAMMIE JAMES

Loving husband and father, Samuel Edwin James of Waldron, Arkansas, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. Sam was born in Newlin, Texas on December 26, 1935 to N.T. and Eula James. He spent his youth working on ranches and excelled academically and athletically. He earned a Bachelor of Science from West Texas State University in 1959, where he served as class president. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah in 1961. Upon graduation, Sam served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Active Reserve. He went to work as a programmer for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. He and Rosemary Richmond met while both working for Boeing. They were married in 1962. In 1963, Sam went to work for the IBM Corporation. During his 25 year career with IBM, Sam was a pioneer for the Apollo space missions. When he retired in 1987, he was Vice President of the Federal Systems Division and General Manager of IMB Houston with responsibility for complex commercial systems as well as all IBM Space Systems including hardware and software for the Space Shuttle and the mission control center. Sam received the NASA Public Service Award in 1981. In 1987, upon retirement from IBM, the James family moved to their farm in Waldron, Arkansas. Sam served on the Waldron School District School Board for five years. He also served as President of the Scott County Cattlemen's Association for seven years. In 1991, the Sam James family was selected the Scott County and Western District Farm Family of the Year. First and foremost, Sam's greatest passion was serving God. He became a devoted Christian and over the years, he taught many bible classes and served as elder in three congregations. Sam is survived by wife Rosemary Jan James; son Jonathan Edwin James; two daughters, Karen Vanette James and Natalie Joelle Ehler-James; sister, Estelle Underwood, and brother, Donald James. Sam had eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at the Waldron Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. January 19, 2007 under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Richmond, Elvin Richmond, Marcus Richmond, Dale Underwood, Justin Richmond and Taylor McIntire. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Ehler-James and Sammie King.

The Waldron News
5 February 2014
WAYNE EUGENE (GENE) JAMES

Wayne Eugene (Gene) James, more often called "Wayne E or Poppy" went home to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Gravelly, Arkansas. Gene was born September 9, 1929 to Perry Chaplan James and Lessie Cunzania (Hunt) James in Briggsville, Arkansas. Gene was 84 years, 4 months and 19 days old. Gene left us peacefully and quietly in his sleep, in the comfort of his rocking chair. Being the youngest of eight children, it was only natural that Gene was commonly known by his siblings and people of the community as "runt." But this was no bother to him, as he was ALWAYS stirring the pot to aggravate or joke around and share that sinister smile of his. His fun loving nature couldn't help but be contagious. A veteran of the U.S. Military, he not only served his country but his beloved family and home as well. He enjoyed being a cattle farmer. Gene lived a life devoted to God as a Baptist and he was a member of the F & AM Masons. He was a 50 year member of Lodge #123 in Bluffton, Arkansas. While being a diverse individual, Gene was a man of work ethics and never ending love for his family. Time spent with them were among his most treasured memories. Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his dear wife Margaret Evelyn and a loving family of three children: Jeanie Fay McClung, Marietta Parks and Lewis Wayne James. He was a proud grandfather to seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Gene 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, neighbors and loved ones. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Perry James and Lessie Cunzania (Hunt) James as well as siblings, Virgil, Laura, Jesse, Lynn, Sadie, Cecil and Perry, Jr. Gene's life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Gene's pallbearers were Lewis James, Steele James, James Parks, Matthew McClung, Zachary James and Ethan James. Gene's visitation was Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
BUFORD JAMESON

Buford Jameson, 62, of Fort Smith died Jan. 1, in his home. He was retired from Whirlpool, attended the Cavanaugh Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Jan. 7, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel - Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife Shirley; two daughters, Angela Kay Gattis of Fort Smith, Libby Ann Jameson of Hanford, California; two sons, Jimmy Jameson of Fort Smith, Damon Lee Jameson of Hanford, California; 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers were C.L. Scott, Eugene Scott, Charles Scott, Bub Scott, Bob Crump, Thomas Warren Scott and John Jameson. Viewing was from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
2 June 2004
CARL JAMESON

Carl Bird Jameson, 80, of Parks, Arkansas died Monday, May 31, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a farmer, member of Parks Methodist Church and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Jameson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 10 am at Parks Methodist Church with burial following at Jameson-Thompson Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, John Jameson of Parks and one grandson, Whit Jamison. Pallbearers will be Wallace Hill, Harlon Hawkins, Herman Holleman, Charles Jameson, Jack Nix and Dougie White.

The Waldron News
21 November 2007
DOROTHY JAMESON

Dorothy Jameson, 87, of Waldron passed away Saturday, November 17, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parks United Methodist Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2007 at the Parks United Methodist Church with interment in the Thompson-Jameson Cemetery in Parks under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Robbie Siler of Edmond, Oklahoma; one son, Charles Jameson of Magnolia, Arkansas; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Bennie Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Flossie Holleman of Needmore, Arkansas, Vernious Staton of Dinuba, California; one brother, Eugene McKay of Waldron, ARkansas. Pallbearers were Jeremy Jameson, John Jameson, Dennis Siler, Aaron Siler, Zackary Siler, Jacob Siler.

The Waldron News
20 August 2008
CHARLENE STAGGS JANWAY

Mrs. Charlene Staggs Janway, age 74, of Umpire, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 at her home. She was born March 3, 1934 in Beauchamp, Arkansas to the late John Staggs and the late Addie Aynes Staggs. She was united in marriage on December 24, 1952 to the late Delbert D. Janway in Black Fork, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by one son, Gary Janway and wife Mary of Pittsburg, Texas; daughter, Judy Davis and husband C.J. of Umpire, Arkansas; grandchildren, Julie Wakley, Cohen Davis, Cathy Davis, Jimmy Janway, Jeffery Janway and Steven Janway; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wakley, Chloe Wakley, Clayton Wakley, Jonathan Pugh, Ashlanne Davis, Rylie Janway and Emily Janway; brothers, Odell Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas, Athel Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas, Danny Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas, Harrell Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas; sisters, Dora Lee Mooney of Mena, Arkansas and Phyllis Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Addie Staggs, her husband, Delbert Janway, a sister, Doris Keeling, 2 brothers, Arnold and Dee Staggs and an infant daughter. Funeral services were held Monday, August 18, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Black Fork Church at Black Fork with Reverend Jack Smith and Reverend Dana Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow at Black Fork Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Staggs, Dan Staggs, Terry Staggs, John Nelson, Bruce Staggs and Hugh Keeling. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Staggs, Elvin Davis, Roger Metcalf, and the Nelson Deer Camp.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
DELBERT JANWAY

Delbert Janway, age 69, of Blackfork, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2000 at his home. He was born September 30, 1931 in Blackfork, Arkansas to the late Crowder Janway and the late Anne Oglesby Janway. He was united in marriage to Charlene Staggs. He was a machine operator for U.S. Motors and he was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Ink, Arkansas. Mr. Janway was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlene Staggs Janway of Blackfork; one son, Gary Janway and his wife Mary of Pittsburg, Texas; one daughter, Judy Janway Davis and her husband C.J. of Umpire, Arkansas; one sister, Verniece Wiseman of Harrison, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and a brother, Herman Janway. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 2 pm in the Friendship Baptist Church in Blackfork, Arkansas. Burial followed in the Blackfork Cemetery in Blackfork, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Staggs, Mike Staggs, Dan Staggs, Terry Staggs, John Nelson and Hugh Keeling. Honorary pallbearers were the Nelson Deer Camp.

The Waldron News
17 July 2013
ANITA LEWIS JEFFERY

Anita Lewis Jeffery went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, July 12, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Anita was born June 21, 1936 to Daryl Hart Lewis and Stella Mae (Stephenson) Lewis in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Anita was 77 years, 0 months and 21 days old. Anita was a member of Waldron First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed sharing her love for the Lord. She was a spiritual woman and it showed in every aspect of her life. As a young woman in the 11th grade, Anita married the love of her life, Charles Jeffery on December 21, 1953. Together they had four children. Later, getting to enjoy the pleasure of being grandparents. The grandchildren were most precious to Anita's heart. She loved and treasured time spent with each of them. When Anita wasn't busy with her grandchildren her hobbies included working in her yard, quilting and canning. Anita leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters: Debbie Holland and husband Phillip of Mansfield, Arkansas and Carla Harrison and husband Danny of Waldron, Arkansas; one son Jim Jeffery and wife Beverly of Mansfield, Arkansas. Granny Nita will forever be missed by her five grandchildren: Jeremy Holland, Jessica Thurman, Shawna Harrison, Marcus Jeffery and Souphaphone Fowler, as well as her five great grandchildren: Gavin Holland, Drew Holland, Braxton Thurman, Kaitlyn Thurman and Kahlan Fowler. Anita is also survived by two sisters, Gwenda Jones and Judy Renteria both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and two brothers, Bob Lewis of Waldron, Arkansas and Charles Lewis of Haughton, Louisiana. Anita will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Anita is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jeffery Sr., one son, Charles Jeffery Jr., one granddaughter, Kim Taff, one sister, Sara Hutchison and two brothers, Bert Lewis and Jack Lewis. Anita's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Waldron First Assembly of God Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Wagner and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Anita's pallbearers were Robert Lewis, Chris Carnahan, Jeremy Holland, Marcus Jeffery, Cody Fowler, Bruce Owens and Bobby Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Carter, Nurses and CNA's of Waldron Nursing Center. Anita's visitation was Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Anita's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
24 March 1999
CHARLES RAY JEFFERY JR.

Charles Ray Jeffery Jr., 44, of Waldron, died Saturday, March 20, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was a brick mason and an army veteran. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 in Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his companion, Joanie Brown, of the home; one daughter, Kim Taff, of Waldron; two step-daughters: Lisa Yandell and Kim Edwards, both of Waldron; his parents, Charles and Anita Jeffery, of Waldron; paternal grandmother, Elgie Jeffery, of Waldron; maternal grandmother, Stella Lewis, of Oklahoma City, Okla; two sisters, Debbie Holland, of Mansfield and Carla Harrison, of Waldron; one brother, Jim Jeffery, of Mansfield; one granddaughter and seven step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Yandell, Phillip Oliver, Curtis Edwards, Shorty Brown, Bill Bates and Don Yandell. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
18 June 2008
CHARLES RAY JEFFERY, SR.

Charles Ray Jeffery, Sr., 72, of Mansfield, AR, formerly of Waldron, AR, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Charles was born on August 23, 1935 to Elgie Jeffery and the late Arthur (Slim) Jeffery of Waldron, AR. He married Anita Lewis on December 21, 1953 in Fort Smith, AR. He worked as a brick mason and custom builder for most of his life. Many buildings in the area were constructed by the work of his hands. He is survived by his wife Anita Jeffery; one son, Jim Jeffery and wife Beverly of Mansfield; two daughters, Carla Harrison and husband Danny of Waldron and Debbie Holland and husband Phillip of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Jeremy Holland, Jessica Thurman, Kimberly Taff, Shawna Harrison, Marcus Jeffery and Souphaphone Sourignachack; five great grandchildren, Gavin Holland, Drew Holland, Braxton Thurman, Kurston Taff and Lili Taff; one brother, James Jeffery of Waldron, AR and two sisters, Dorothy Owens of Waldron, AR and Norma Carnahan of Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Ray Jeffery, Jr. and three sisters, Elgie Dean Jeffery, Shirley Ann Jeffery and Joyce Ann Williams. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron First Assembly of God. The service will be officiated by Rev. Rickey Hunt. Pallbearers will be Bobby Owens, Robert Lewis, Chris Carnahan, Jeremy Holland, Marcus Jeffery and Waymon Thurman. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelley Langley, Sr., Dan Laird and Sam Waganer. The body may be viewed from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Burial will be held at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

The Waldron News
6 April 2011
ELGIE L. JEFFERY

Elgie L. Jeffery, age 90, or known by many as "Snooks" went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, April 3, 2011 in a Fort Smith nursing home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Elgie was born August 7, 1920 at Ola, Arkansas to the late Elbert and Cless (Brothers) Tinder. Elgie was a lifetime member of the Waldron Assembly of God Church. She was a Primary Sunday School Teacher and active in the Women's Missionary Council. Anyone that knew Elgie knew she loved to garden, can and cook. She was pretty famous for her homemade hot rolls and butterscotch pies. She also enjoyed quilting. She has left her family with an amazing legacy. Just this past Christmas she quilted pillows for all her great-grandchildren. She has also given her children and grandchildren quilts. She will be missed by us all but will never be forgotten. Elgie is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Owens and husband Robert of Waldron, AR; Norma Carnahan and husband Ray of Little Rock, AR; and one son James Jeffery and wife Dee of Waldron, AR; one brother Joe Tinder of Waldron, AR; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren. Elgie was preceded in death by her husband Arthur "Slim" Jeffery of 56 years; parents Elbert and Cless Tinder; four children, Elgie Dean Jeffery, Shirley Ann Jeffery, Joyce Jeffery Williams, and Charles Ray Jeffery, Sr.; one brother, Edlred Tinder and one grandson, Charles Ray Jeffery, Jr. Elgie's funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Donnie Wagner and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Elgie's pallbearers will be Michael Owens, Bobby Owens, Jim Jeffery, Chris Carnahan, Rick Jeffery, Jason Jeffery. David and Edna Carnahan, special friends and care givers. Elgie's visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
25 January 2012
JAMES A. JENKINS, M.D.

James A. Jenkins, M.D., passed away Friday, January 13 in the Montgomery County Nursing Home. He was 84. Born in Kosciusko, MS, he grew up in Longview, TX, and El Dorado, where he graduated from high school. He served two years in the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Chemical Warfare Plant. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist College and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine with the Class of 1955. After his residency at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, he established a family practice in Waldron, AR, before there was a hospital in Scott County. He had privileges at Sparks, St. Edward, and Mena hospitals. He helped establish the first hospital in Waldron and was the last doctor in Scott County to deliver babies at patients' homes. After 16 years there he closed his practice and returned to UAMS for a three-year residency in psychiatry. He had a private practice in Little Rock and worked at Ft. Roots VA hospital before becoming medical director of the mental health center in Fort Smith, and retired from the mental health center in Texarkana. He was interim medical director of Montgomery County Nursing Home in the 1980s. Upon his retirement he and his wife planned and built their own log home on part of the farm where she grew up just east of Mt. Ida. He was active in amateur radio with the call sign of AA5AD. He was a licensed pilot and had a passion for flying. Survivors include his wife, Druzelle, of the home; three sons, Jeff (Cindy) of Cabot; Jon, of Corona, CA; Steven, of North Little Rock; two sisters, Sara Ward of Little Rock and Ruby Pennington of El Dorado; three stepsons, Jeffrey Irons of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, David (Vickii) Irons of Broken Arrow, OK, Steven (Joanne) Irons of Mechanicsville, VA; two stepdaughters, Mary Grimes of Conroe, TX; Joanne (Steve) Napper of Castle Pines, CO; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Jenkins of Fayetteville and Jennifer Jenkins of California; one grandson, Josh Jenkins of Memphis; eight step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. Visitation of held from 2-4 on Sunday, January 15 at Thornton Funeral Home in Mt. Ida, with funeral services held on Monday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Remembrances may be made to the charity of one's choice, or to the Stanley-Standridge Cemetery Association in care of the First National Bank of Mt. Ida.

The Waldron News
16 May 2012
JEFFREY ALLEN JENKINS

Jeffrey Allen Jenkins, 53, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Hope, Arkansas. He was a Conductor for the Union Pacific Rail Road Company for 14 years. He was a graduate from Northeast High School in Little Rock in 1977, a Methodist, an avid Razorback Fan, enjoyed playing golf, former member of the Rolling Hills Country Club. He married on October 31, 1983 to Cindy Ray. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. James Allen Jenkins, his mother Mary Catherine Jenkins. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday, May 11, 2012 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Jenkins of the home; one daughter, Jacquelyn Jenkins of Cabot; one son, Joshua Jenkins of Cabot; his birth mother, Corine Doddridge of Traskwood, AR; two brothers, Jon Jenkins of CA and Steven Jenkins of North Little Rock; several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Roy Mayhew, James Dennis, Joey Bray, Carlee Key, John Jenkins and Steven Jenkins.

The Waldron News
13 September 2000
MARY CATHERINE JENKINS

Mary Catherine Jenkins, 67, of North Little Rock, formerly of Waldron, died Friday, Setp. 1, 2000. Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Bearden, Ark., but has lived in North Little Rock since 1973. She graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1953 and worked in Public Health as County Health Nurse of Scott County and Director of Lonoke County Health Department for 24 years. In 1994 she was recognized as Arkansas Public Health Nurse of the Year. Mrs. Jenkins was a charter [member] of Pinnacle Chapter of Questers International Study Organization. She loved to travel and visited most of the world. She was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jenkins is survived by three sons, Jeff Jenkins and wife, Cindy, of Cabot, Jon Jenkins and wife, Elvira, of Aliso Viejo, Calif. and Steven Jenkins of North Little Rock; one brother, Dr. Ramond R. Mahan and wife, Elsie, of Ashdown; three grandchildren, Josh, Jacquelyn and Jennifer; and father of her children, Dr. James A. Jenkins of Mt. Ida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Jennie Vance Mahan. Funeral services were at 10 am Tuesday, Sept. 5 at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 2 pm at Moss Cemetery, Bearden.

The Waldron News
12 December 2001
JAMES MILTON JENSON

James Milton Jenson, 72, of Heavener, Oklahoma died Monday, December 3, 2001 in Heavener, OK. He was a chef and realty agent in California for many years. He graduated from Poteau High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict being stationed in Iceland. He attended California State Poly Technical Institute and was a long time Sunday School teacher and member of the Forrester Baptist Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2001 in Heavener, OK with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters, Gail Olwald & husband Jim of Waldron, Arkansas and Karen Doran & husband Pat of Losa, California; two sons, Andy Jenson of Tulsa, OK and Jeff Jenson & his wife Jennifer of Los Angeles, CA; five sisters, Rose Mixon, Dorothy Toby & husband Guthrie, Elanor Nickles & husband A.C., all three of Poteau, OK, Betty Sommers & husband Lloyd of Ft. Smith, AR; and Freda Lester of Valley Center, CA; one brother, Rev. Charley Jenson of Poteau, OK; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and a special friend, Tommy Baker.

Scott County Times
2 January 2002
FREELON JETT

Freelon Rufus Jett, 71, of Waldron died Monday, December 24, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 2 pm Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Parks Cemetery at Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Hillman of Houston, Texas; one step-daughter, Kay Montgomery of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Rita Dean Sikes of New Orleans, Louisiana; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
22 February 2006
LESTER JETT

Lester Jenkins Jett, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired sawmill worker and an Army veteran of W.W. II. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Verdia Jett of the home; two daughters, Verlene Trumble of Waldron, Arkansas, Josephine Hutchens of North Fork, California; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Jo Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas, Iva Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas, Anna Beaty of Pine Valley, California; three brothers, Eugene Jett of Whittier, California, Eursell Jett of Ventura, California and Clifford Jett of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Kenneth Ridenhour, Leonard Ed Ridenhour, Freddi Ridenhour, Michael Jett, Herbie Henfler. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Byford and Ross Wagner.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
MARY LU ANGEL JETT

Services for Mary Jett will be at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria with Rev. Dan Craig officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2006 at Duncan Cemetery, Waldron, AR with Rev. Ricky Hunt and Rev. Michael Shaddon officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Magnolia Funeral Home. Mary Jett, 72, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in Pineville, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Merl; sister, Linda; brother, Richard; and daughter, Melissa Feazell. Mrs. Jett was an avid reader, graduated from Waldron High School, Stephen F. Austin University and Westark Community College with a nursing degree working as an RN until retirement. Survivors include her daughters, Lynnell Brown (Marshall) of Alexandria, LA; Anna Jett (Patrick Mason) of Arnold, MD; son, James Jett (Tamara) of West Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Mary (Boogie), Rebecca and Rachel Brown of Alexandria, LA; Lara, Juliette and Andrew Mason of Arnold, MD; J.W. and Chasity Feazell of Montgomery, LA; Cortney Feazell of Bastrop, TX; Taryn and Matthew Jett of West Columbia, SC; great granddaughter Mackenzi Feazell of Bastrop, TX.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
VERDIA JETT

Verdia Jett, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, January 25, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. Verdia was born December 11, 1916 the daughter of the late Jess and Jossie Wagner. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Verdia is survived by her daughter Josephine and son-in-law J.T. Hutchens of Northfork, CA and daughter Verlene Trumble and son-in-law Terrel of Waldron, AR, 2 grandsons Jesse Hutchens of CA, Terrel Lee Trumble of Roland, OK; 3 granddaughters Jaylene Hutchens of CA, Kristen Carnahan and Valene Byford of Waldron; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Jett, father and mother Jess and Josie Wagner, 3 brothers, Theo, Dale and Herschal Wagner. Her funeral service will be at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2009 with the Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Kenton Rowe officiating and interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers will be Billy Carnahan, Alvin Carnahan, Billy Wagner, Ross Wagner, Ronnie Johnson and Brad Byford. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
12 November 2008
ALINE JOHNSON

Aline Johnson of Lubbock, Texas passed away on Monday, November 3, 2008. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
ALLIE JOHNSON

Allie Johnson, age 98, of Waldron died Friday, April 1, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parks United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Johnson of 70 years and daughter Aline Johnson and great grandchildren Christopher and Zachary. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Slagle of Y-City and Charlene Hill of Greenwood; one son, Jerry L. Johnson of Pine Top, Arizona; two sisters, Hattie Rogers of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Nora Godfrey of Waldron; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Parks United Methodist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Hawkins, Billy Hawkins, Cliff Dailey, Johnny Godfrey, James Godfrey and David Johnson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were grandsons and Harlon Hawkins.

The Waldron News
27 October 2010
ARTHUR WAYNE JOHNSON

Arthur Wayne Johnson, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, October 24, 2010 in the River Valley Health and Rehab. Center Fort Smith, Arkansas. Wayne was born April 26, 1933 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late James Alfonzo Johnson and Edith Catherine Crutchfield. He served in the U.S. Navy four years during the Korean War. He worked for the Rural Electric Association and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Wayne served as an elder at the Pilot Prairie Church. Wayne is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Johnson of the home; one daughter, Brenda Jones and husband Joey of Muldrow, Oklahoma; two sons, Robert Johnson and wife Tina of Bella Vista, Arkansas, James Johnson and wife Sora Kim-Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one brother, James Alfonzo Johnson, Jr. of California. Wayne's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Woodliff officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with full military honors at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 September 2009
BILLY RAY JOHNSON

Billy Ray Johnson, 62, of Jefferson City died Friday, September 11, 2009 at his home. He was born on February 1, 1947 in California, MO, the son of Ray and Helen Berniece Springer Johnson. He was a United States Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He was united in marriage on June 3, 1966 in Tipton, MO to Judy Charlene Petree who survives at the home. Mr. Johnson had been employed with Harold Welch Construction for many years and with St. Mary's Health Center as a building carpenter, retiring in February of 2009. He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, served on the St. Martins Bus Committee, and coached softball for his daughters. Billy loved to do carpenter work for everyone, loved working on cars, and loved spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. Other survivors include: three daughters, Kristy Johnson, Jefferson City; Kellyn Johnson, Jefferson City; Katie and husband Brice Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; four grandchildren, Claire, Gracie, Caleb, Aubrie; expecting one grandchild in eighteen days; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Roger Hunt, Waldron, Ark; Connie and Cecil Shehorn, Warsaw, MO; and one brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Janan Johnson, California, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday, September 14, 2009 at St. Martin's Catholic Church with the Rev. Edwin A. Schmidt officiating. Burial with full military honors took place at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Martin Catholic Church Expansions. 7148 St. Martins Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65109; or to the American Cancer Society, 2413 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

The Waldron News
8 March 2006
CHARLIE MAE JOHNSON

Charlie Mae Johnson, age 77, of Heavener, Oklahoma, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in the Mena Regional Health System. She was born May 21, 1928 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Felt Waits and the late Eva Mae Still Waits. She was the widow of James H. Johnson, a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors are her son, Robert Smith of Heavener, Oklahoma; one sister, Maxine Cheesman of Waldron, AR; five grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five nephews and six nieces; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two grandsons, Robert James Smith and Robert Clayton Smith, II. Graveside service was Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Dardanelle Townsley officiating. Arrangements were by the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Scott County Times
26 July 2000
CURTIS JOHNSON

Curtis Grover Johnson of Waldron, born October 26, 1908, age 91, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in the Waldron Nursing Home. He was a retired carpenter and of the Methodist faith. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the Methodist Church in Parks with burial at Hawkins Cemetery. The Reverends Pat Frost and Jesse Hill officiated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Curtis is survived by his wife, Allie Jane (Hawkins) Johnson of 70 years. They were married in Parks, Arkansas on November 1, 1930. He is also survived by one son, Jerry Loyd Johnson of Pinetop, Arizona; two daughters, Charlene Hill of Greenwood, Arkansas and Sharon Slagle of Y-City, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Janice Aline Johnson; two great-great grandsons, Zakary Lee McEntire and Christopher Ray Zimmer; three brothers, Chester, Ray and Rufus Johnson and one sister, Alta Johnson. Pallbearers were Dillard James Hawkins, David Johnson, Edmond Hawkins, Harlon Hawkins, Johnny Godfrey, Billy Hawkins and Paul Waymon Hawkins.

The Waldron News
24 February 2010
DANNY JOHNSON

Danny Johnson, 56, of California, MO passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at his residence surrounded ty loved ones. He was born on June 28, 1953 in California, MO the son of Ray and Helen (Springer) Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on July 29, 1972 at First Presbyterian Church in Tipson, MO to Janan Stephens, who survives of the home. He worked at Logan Aluminum in Russellville, KY before taking early retirement. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit, where he and Janan were baptized together. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals, loved to travel, spend time with his family, and piddlin.' He was a graduate of Tipton High School. He is survived by three daughters, Shernan Johnson of Russellville, KY, Michelle Helming and husband Jason of Jefferson City, MO and Rachel Currens and husband Steven of Holts Summit, MO; two sisters, Carol Hunt and husband Roger of Waldron, AR and Connie Shehorn of Warsaw, MO; one sister-in-law Judy Johnson of Jefferson City, MO; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Antonio, Selena, Christopher, Katelynn, Alex, Izac, Ian and Ace. He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Johnson. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Latham, MO. Officiating was Rev. Frank Whitney. Memorials are suggested to the family of Danny Johnson, c/o Union Hill Baptist Church, 460 S. Summit Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043 or to the Lymphoma-Leukemia Foundation, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.

The Waldron News
19 August 2009
EDITH JOHNSON

Edith Johnson, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. Edith is survived by 10 children: Lorene Beck of Mena, Wandron Holdren of Potter, Sandra Powell of Waldron, Violet Becker of Fort Smith, Joan Betterton of Mountainburg, Emma Brown of Waldron, Jerry Johnson of Abbott, Pat Ward of Alma, David Johnson of Nashville, Michael Johnson of Potter; one sister, Carrie Childers of Tulare, California; 15 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ralph Johnson, five brothers and one grandson, Marcus Brown. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Steve Beck, Greg Beck, Carl Gray, Carl Powell, Russell Powell, Patrick Powell, Jeremy Johnson, Jerrod Johnson, Larry Brown and Jason Brown.

Scott County Times
17 November 2004
EUGENE JOHNSON

Eugene W. Johnson, age 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 13, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired railroad worker, a veteran of W.W.II, a member of the Bates Baptist Church, mason and member of Waldron Lodge #132 F&AM. He is survived by his wife Dimple Johnson of the home; one daughter, Dorothy Mae Bergner of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one son, Robert E. Johnson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Keith and Craig Johnson, Larry and Terry Bergner, Tammy Smoot; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Bates Baptist Church with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Bergner, Terry Bergner, Glenn Smoot, Bill Miller, Ralph Cagle and Gary Partridge. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Darrell Miller, Buster Snellgrove and Tommy Joe Robinson.

The Waldron News
6 October 2004
EULA EVAH MASONER JOHNSON

Eula Evah Masoner Johnson, 89, who has lived in the Slaytonville area the last three years, died Oct. 2, 2004 in Greenwood, Arkansas. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and worked for many years as a waitress. She was born in Camargo, Okla. on December 3, 1914 to Nellie and Charley Masoner. In 1943 she married Lyle Johnson of Mapleton, Kansas. They had three children. His work took them to many places before moving to Shawnee in 1958. Mr. Johnson died in 1971. Mrs. Johnson had her own restaurant in Fulton, Kansas and worked for many years at Fresh's and Stern's Restaurant in Shawnee, Kansas. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, her eldest son, Tom Johnson and one brother Bill Masoner and sister Ella Beckman. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Clark of Hackett, Arkansas; a son Phil Johnson of Mission, KS; and three grandsons, Tommy Clark of Prairie Village, KS, Charley Clark of Pea Ridge, AR and John Clark of Liberty, MO. She is also survived by one brother, Charles Masoner, Jr., of Iola, KS and four sisters, Helen Ballah of Phoenix, AZ, Doris Rogers of Sulphur Springs, TX, Charlene Marley of Peoria, AZ and Naomi Lane of Sedalia, MO. Funeral service was Thursday at the Amos Funeral Home on Johnson Drive in Shawnee with burial at the Mound City, Kansas Cemetery.

The Waldron News
20 June 2007
GENAVIE JOHNSON

Genavie Johnson, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was retired from Tyson Foods after 20 years. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Olen Owens of Waldron, AR; one sister, Modene Thompson of Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Parsons and Ivadale Scarborough. Pallbearers were Richie Mitchell, Rick Black, Dub Black, Terrel Lee Robertson, Eugene Taff and Mike Owens.

The Waldron News
1 July 2009
HELEN JOHNSON
August 7, 1949 - June 28, 2009

Helen P. Johnson, 59, of Hon, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her mother Eva Lee Hicks of Waldron, seven brothers, Wayne Underwood of Waldron, Murl Underwood of Waldron, Larry Underwood of Bates, Charley Himes of Waldron, Terry Himes of Poteau, OK, Stanely Himes of Waldron, Steven Himes of Waldron; two sisters, Marie Lord of Heavener, OK, Naomi Claunts of Cauthron, and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Johnson, her father Alvie Underwood and one brother, William Himes. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Howe Cemetery in Howe, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Wayne Underwood, Murl Underwood, Terry Himes, Charley Himes, Allen Plowman and Doris Preston. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Moore, Russell Claunts, Bob Couch and Nathaniel Hunt.

The Waldron News
23 May 2012
J.W. "JAKE" JOHNSON

J.W. "Jake" Johnson passed from this life Monday, May 13, 2012 (sic) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. "Jake" was born January 29, 1926 to Tom Johnson and Anna "Mays" Johnson in Waldron, Arkansas. "Jake" was 86 years, 3 months and 14 days old. "Jake" was a hard worker and loved to travel. He is dearly loved and so missed. See you in Heaven Dad. "Jake" leaves behind to cherish his memory two daughters, Margaret Inge of Greenwood, Arkansas and Ramona Abernathy of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; one son, Therrell Johnson of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and one sister, Wilma Ferguson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. "Jake" will also be missed by his 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. "Jake" is preceded in death by his parents, Tom Johnson and Anna Maude (Mays) Johnson and two sons, Jerrell Johnson and Terry Johnson. "Jake's" celebration of life service will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. J.L. Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. "Jake's" visitation will be Wedesday, May 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. "Jake's" pallbearers will be Marvin Inge, Jr., Daris Silvey, Keven Silvey, Steven Silvey, Bob Cliff and John Cliff.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
JAKE JOHNSON

Funeral services for Jake Johnson were held at 11:00 am Friday, July 9, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Johnson, 74, of Waldron passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. He was retired from Waldron Furniture Factory and D&R Molding. He was a member of Waldron Masonic Lodge #132. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Johnson. His survivors include his wife, Jo; one daughter, Shanna Johnson of Waldron; one son, Ronnie Johnson of Waldron; two brothers, Otis Johnson and Theo Johnson, both of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Cassie Powell, Crystal Scott, Kelly Jo Scott, Zak Smith and Taylor Tucker; five great-grandchildren, Devin and Dilan Powell, Preston and Jaymz Austin Scott and Gavin Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bud Fuller, Charlie Vaughan, Jerry Parker, Alvin Carnahan, J.W. Johnson and Curtis Vandewiele. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Masonic Lodge #132, Paul Carrol, Jackie Owens, Floyd Smith, Glen Dale Sparks and Leon Vaughn.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
JAMES TERRY JOHNSON

James Terry Johnson, 55, of San Jose, California, formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in a Mountain View, California hospital. Terry was born September 17, 1955 in San Jose, California to J.W. and Lucille Virginia (Gallimore) Johnson. Terry is survived by two daughters, Lucinda Henson and Crystal Mort; mother, Lucille Johnson, father, J.W. Johnson; two sisters, Margaret Inge, Ramona Abernathy and husband Wade Jr., and one brother, Therrell Johnson. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerrell Johnson. Terry's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. J.L. Bonds officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Terry's pallbearers will be Daris Silvey, Kevin Silvey, Jesse Johnson, Waylon Abernathy III, Terry Smith, Jeremy Howard. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will be receiving friends from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
17 July 2002
JERRY "PUD" JOHNSON

Texas--Graveside services for Jerry "Pud" Johnson, 65, of Robert Lee, Texas, formerly of Hon, were held Monday, July 15, 2002 at 2 pm at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Johnson was born October 23, 1936 in Scott County to Ples E. and Pearl Johnson, the youngest of eleven children. He died Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Robert Lee, Texas. He had been a resident of Robert Lee for the past fifteen years. Survivors include two sisters, Jimmie Dooley of Shallowater, Texas and Lorene Millican of Robert Lee.

Scott County Times
29 June 2005
JEWELL JOHNSON

Jewell Kemp Johnson of Waldron, born August 18, 1907 and passed away June 23, 2005 in Waldron, just 2 months shy of her 98th birthday. She, her husband, Rufus Johnson and son, Wayne Johnson lived in California for many years but returned to Scott County 30 years ago to live out their retirement years with the family and friends interaction they had known in their early years. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, parents, Moise and Salle (Sissy) Kemp and sister, Effie Kemp. Up until about 2 years ago, she tended to her garden and prided in her tomato patch. She is survived by the descendants of the Kemp, Boyd and Johnson families, also special friends Ruth Epperson and David Yandell. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 25, 2005 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Bush Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Gus Kemp, David Yandell, Darrell Epperson, Bob Slagle, David Johnson and Jesse Hill.

The Waldron News
5 October 2011
LILLIE MAE JOHNSON

Lillie Mae Johnson, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Waldron. She was a member of the Friendship Church, which her father was one of the founding members. Lillie is survived by her husband of 73 years, Lee Roy Johnson; son Kenneth Johnson; daughter Vera Montgomery; two granddaughters, Deborah Silvey and Kanyon Johnson; three grandsons, James Montgomery, Sid Slagle, Krishtn Johnson; 7 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Maudie Slater; grandson Kane Johnson; and sister, Myrtle Lunsford. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Friendship Church with interment to follow in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Rick Powell, Russell Powell, Scott Welch, Tim Wagner, Brad Evans and John Sanford. Honorary pallbearer, Chase Parker.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
MYNA FROST JOHNSON

Myna Frost Johnson passed quietly at home on April 1, 2007. She was born in Parks on September 25, 1932 and was one of four daughters. Graveside memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Hawkins Cemetery with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three sisters, Rita Dean McGrew of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Janell Cleland of Parks, Arkansas, and Sharon Langley of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by her four daughters, Joan Johnson of Lorton, VA, Sue Johnson of Garland, TX, Jeannie Johnson of Riviera Beach, FL, (note: only three listed) and two granddaughters, Sarah Goff of Auburn, NY and Sandy Kirk of Houston, TX. Memorials may be made to Hawkins Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
OTIS O. JOHNSON

Otis O. Johnson, 73, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 20, 2010 at his home. Otis was born March 26, 1937 at Hon, Arkansas to the late John and Clara (Howell) Johnson. Otis is survived by one daughter, Gwen Wilson of Waldron, Arkansas; his ex-wife, Joann Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Theo Johnson of Mansfield, Arkansas; his closest friend Carroll Barns of Hartford, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by one brother, J.T. Johnson. Otis' memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating. Arrangements and cremation is being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, Otis' family has requested memorial donations be made to the Hon Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
26 March 2003
PAT JOHNSON

Roberta Patsy Lee Johnson, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 17, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a Certified Nurses Aid, a Baptist and a Breast Cancer Survivor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 on Wednesday, March 19, at the Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery at Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Ted; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and Marc Standridge of Parks, Arkansas, Julie and Brian Williams of Waldron, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Sandy Stewart of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Sherry Wilson of Hutchinson, Kansas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Marina Atchley of Waldron, Arkansas, Jeff Atchley of Waldron, David and Amanda Johnson of Greenwood, Arkansas; three step-sons, Ron Thomas of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Danny Johnson of Mansfield, Arkansas, Mike Johnson of Hutchinson, Kansas; one sister and brother- in-law, Erma and Answl Phelan of Waldron, Arkansas; three brothers and sisters-in- law, Albert and Donna Morris of Fort Smith, Jim and Carol Young of Waldron, Jack and Debbie Young of Booneville, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren, Jacob, Miranda, Desirae, Dalton, Stacy, Heaven, Collin, Josh, Ryan, Kolten, Trysten and Josey; five step-grandchildren, Destiny, Joy, Carl, Brock and McCartney. Pallbearers were Bryan Williams, Mark Standridge, Danny Johnson, Thomas Boggess, J.C. Helms and J.T. Helms. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Casey and Roberta Passmore.

The Waldron News
18 March 1998
QUINTON T. "Q.T." JOHNSON

Quinton T."Q.T."Johnson,57,of Pocola, Oklahoma died Saturday, March 14, 1998 in a local hospital. He was an employee of Whirlpool Corporation in Fort Smith, where he worked in the Paint Department. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 1998 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron at 4:00 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; two daughters: Tammy White, of Fort Smith and Tina Johnson, of the home; one sister, Dorothy Johnson, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one brother, Cecil Johnson, of Gans, Oklahoma; one grandson, Eric White, of Fort Smith. Pallbearers will be Dearl Hunt, Garry Hunt, Kenneth Hunt, Billy Hunt, Calvin Hunt and George Home. Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 June 2010
DR. ROBERT E. JOHNSON

Dr. Robert E. Johnson, 73, of Jonesboro passed from this life on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his home. He held a PHD in mathematics. Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Mississippi for 3 1/2 years then at ASU for 40 years until his retirement. He attended Walnut Street Baptist Church and loved gardening. Chapel services were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Kenneth Camp officiating. Burial followed at Nettleton Cemetery.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
ROY JOHNSON

Roy Burton Johnson, age 88, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at a Waldron Nursing Home. He was a long time resident of Scott County and was a Baptist. Mr. Johnson was born September 14, 1912 at Bates, Arkansas to Walter and Lucy May Powell Johnson of Quitman, Arkansas. At a very young age, Roy came to live with his aunt and uncle, Ben and Grace Johnson and was raised as one of their children. Roy was in the dray business with his uncle Ben and cousin R.C. and later they were in the trucking business together. Mr. Johnson is survived by one half-sister, Lucy Russell of Mabelvale, Arkansas, one half-brother, Ross Johnson of Quitman, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Charlene Street of San Jose, California, Keith Johnson of Modesto California and one great grandson. Also surviving are his cousin Ben Johnson and his wife Evelyn of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Elton Pennington and Rev. Jim Browning officiating. Interment was in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers for Mr. Johnson were Leroy Livesay, W.W. "Dick" Davis, Clyde Audas, Jay Sorrels, Darrin Johnson and Ben Johnson.

The Waldron News
5 July 2006
SUE JOHNSON

Susan Ann "Sue" Johnson, 63, of Dardanelle died Saturday at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Born December 28, 1942 in Horatio. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Lillie Edwards Crabtree. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Johnson, Jr. and twin grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklyn Paige Johnson. Survivors include her children, Timothy Johnson, Jackie Crabtree, Kathy Roach of Danville, Gary Johnson of Waldron, George Johnson of Waldron, Joseph Johnson of Waldron, Jason Johnson of Plainview, Milderage Bunn of Dardanelle; two brothers, Junior Crabtree and Jimmy Crabtree of Florida; three sisters, Ruth, Alta and Valarie, all of Mena; several grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Cemetery in Plainview with Rev. James Felter officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Roach, Daniel Bunn, Jason, Joseph, George and Gary Johnson. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

Scott County Times
1 December 2004
TEDDY JOHNSON

Teddy Charles Johnson, age 63, of Hon died Saturday, November 27, 2004 in his home. He was retired from Breedon Dodge as a paint and body man. He is survived by four daughters, Sandra Stewart of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Sherry Johnson of Hutchinson, Kansas, Stacy Standridge of Waldron and Julie Williams of Waldron; six sons, Ronald Thomas of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Danny Johnson of Huntington, Mike Johnson of Hutchinson, Kansas, Mike Atchley of Waldron, Jeff Atchley of Barling and David Johnson of Greenwood; one sister, Kitty Battershell of Hutchinson, Kansas; one brother, Jerry Johnson of Hutchinson, Kansas; eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 29, 2004 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery at Hon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Boggess, Chris Corby, Chris Battershell, Jimmy Young, Mark Standridge and D.J. McCown. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jackie Young, Brock Johnson and Jony Johnson.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
GINGER MICHELLE JOHNSTON

Ginger Michelle Johnston, 22, of Briggsville, Arkansas died Feb. 4, in her home. She was a Baptist. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Feb. 8, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Waldron, with burial at Weeks Cemetery near Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sherrill and Bertha Phillips and Bud Johnston. Survivors include her mother and step father, Sandy and Raymond Latham of Madisonville, Kentucky; her father and step mother, Ted and Janie Johnston of Bates, Arkansas; grandmother, Kathleen Sanders of Bates, Arkansas; two stepsisters, Angie Dejarnette of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, Susan Latham of Madisonville, Kentucky; one brother, Todd Johnston of Union Hill, Arkansas; one nephew, Jakob Johnston of Union Hill, Arkansas; two stepbrothers, Chad Latham of Owensboro, Kentucky, Chris Marshall of Shady Point, Oklahoma; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Steven Black, Jerry Motley, Wyatt McEntire, Bryan Roberson, Santos Rogers and Travis Shelton. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
LOUISE JOHNSTON

Louise Johnston, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000 in her home. She was a retired childcare provider and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Brearly Cemetery in Dardanelle, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Bink of the home; two daughters, Teresa Culpepper of Heavener, OK and Darla Ridenhour of Waldron, AR; one son, Butch Johnston Waldron, AR; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Butch Johnston, Chad Houston, Gene Culpepper, Mikey Johnston, Michael Boren and Mitchell Ridenhour. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Bill Churchill, Fritz Morales and Bill Brashears.

The Waldron News
14 October 2009
ROBERT WESLEY JOHNSTON

Robert Wesley Johnston, 80, went to be with our Lord on September 30, 2009 in St. Hedwig, TX. He was born on May 20, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN and adopted by maternal grandparents, Jack and Nancy Johnston. He served 8 years in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. He became a firefighter at Kelly AFB and rose to station chief before his retirement. He is preceded in death by his mother, Addie Mae; grandparents; brother, Jimmy Shelton; sister, Margie Dunifer and two granddaughters, Leann Capps and Sarah Friend. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Joan Johnston; brother, Orville Shelton; children, Victoria Wells, Nancy Smoot, Robert Johnston, Jr., Laura Friend, Michael Johnston, Sharon Inselmann, Terry Edwards, and first wife, Shirley Woodcock-Swift; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. He will be forever missed. The Funeral Service was at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 3 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Interment will follow at Mission Retama Cemetery.

The Waldron News
22 November 2006
ROY EDWARD "BINK" JOHNSTON

Roy Edward "Bink" Johnston, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was born October 26, 1925 in Dardanelle, AR. He was a Marine veteran and was a member of the Waldron First United Methodist Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2006 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with interment at 1:00 p.m. at Brearly Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Roy is survived by his son and his wife, Roy L. "Butch" & Sherry Johnston of Waldron, AR; daughter and her husband, Teresa and Gene Culpepper of Heavener, OK; and other daughter, Darla Ridenhour and fiance Miles Dozier of Waldron, AR; one brother and his wife, Frank Lee and Anna Mae Johnston of Ruston, LA; nine grandchildren, Chad Houston, Jodi Oliver, Mathew Culpepper, John Culpepper, Patrick Culpepper, Andrea Boren, Roy Michael Johnston, Dylan Ridenhour, and Rachel Ridenhour; six great-grandchildren, Kaleb Oliver, Mollie Oliver, Maggie Oliver and Clayden Boren; and faithful companion, Iva Darling. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Frank and Ora Mae Johnston, devoted wife of 52 years, Louise Atchison Johnston, and brother John H. Johnston. Pallbearers were Chad Houston, Mathew Culpepper, John Culpepper, Patrick Culpepper, Jamie Oliver, Roy Michael Johnston, Dylan Ridenhour and Eric Dehart. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Bob Shores, Bill Murray, Ule Horn and Bill Churchill.

The Waldron News
19 May 1999
THELMA JEAN JOHNSTON

Thelma Jean Johnston, 51, of Waldron, died Thursday, May 13, 1999 in Waldron. She was a homemaker and attended the New Life Center Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17 in the New Life Center Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include two sons: Randal Broomfield of Waldron and Steven Godfrey of Mena; her mother, Bonnie Scott of Waldron; five sisters: Aldena Tinder of Waldron; Geneva Piper of Mena; Linda Hill of Nashville, Ark., Edna Piles of Parks and Teresa Rodebush of Fayetteville; one brother, Aaron Scott of Boles; three grandchildren: Trey Broomfield, Ashley Broomfield and Chase Godfrey. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
12 May 2004
ALVIN JAMES JONES

Blue Ball--Funeral services for Alvin James Jones were held at 10:00 am Friday, May 7, 2004 at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with burial at 4:00 pm at Moore's Church Cemetery near Rison, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Alvin James Jones, 69, of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired carpenter and attended Egypt Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Wilma; three daughters, Brenda Evans of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Sandra Hopper and Donna Minnie both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Kathy Holt of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Jimmy Jones and David Jones both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Steve Jones of Booneville, Arkansas; two sisters, Lola Ply of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Emma Ellis of Rison, Arkansas; one brother, B.J. Jones of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren, one step granddaughter, and twelve great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
BERT (BUSTER) JONES

Bert (Buster) Jones, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, December 2, 1999 in his home. He was a handyman and attended Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Martin Funeral Chapel with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one sister, Verda Smith of Waldron, AR; one brother, Burl Jones of Kokomo, Indiana; and two nieces, Ida Mae Smith of Waldron and Karen Denise Jones of Kokomo, Ind.

The Waldron News
19 November 2003
BILL JONES

Bill Jones, 95, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired County Constable and cattleman, and a member of the Oddfellows Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Medora Jones. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 14 at Clarks Chapel Cemetery, Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Ark. He is survived by one daughter, Fannie Morgan of Huntington, Ark; one sister, Lora Bell Meeks of Sunray, Texas; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
BOB JONES

Bob Jones, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away in his home on Thursday, December 29, 2005. He was born July 5, 1929 in Waldron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn. He was a farmer, a Baptist and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by one son, Don Jones of Waldron; one daughter, Linda Jones of Waldron; five grandchildren, Ashli Silvey, Josh Jones, Matt Jones, Brittney Shafer and Lindsey Jones; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron with burial under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

The Waldron News
15 August 2001
BOBBY JOE JONES

Bobby Joe Jones, 65, of Magazine, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 7, 2001 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of Faith Pentecostal Church of God in Paris, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2001 at Faith Pentecostal Church of God in Paris with burial at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jones of the home in Magazine, AR; two daughters, Debbie Jones of the home and Patricia Weaver of Paris, AR; five sons Jody Jones of Houston, TX, Roy Jones of Ozark, AR, David Jones of Leport, TX, J.L. Jones of Paris, AR and Wesley Jones of Paris, AR; three sisters, Lou Scantling of Booneville, AR, Janie Waganer of Huntington, AR and Pat Sehorn of Waldron, AR; and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dennis Jones, Nicky Sehorn, Vernon Jones, Rich Mercer, Tobe Waganer and Jay Weaver.

The Waldron News
4 July 2012
BRIAN JAMES JONES

Brian James Jones of Bates, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Brian was born April 18, 1971 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Janice (Jones) Dedmon. Brian was 41 years, 2 months and 9 days old. Brian married the love of his life Catherine on March 18, 1994. One of Brian's hobbies was his four wheeler, he also loved fishing every time he got a chance on the Fourche River. Brian loved his girls, sons, and family most of all. Like his family siad, "he was just a good man." Brian leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Catherine of the home, daughters Misterie Jons, Dynastie Jones, Legacie Jones, Journie Jones, Trynatie Jones; one son, Zakarie Jones and one son, Dustin Thompson of the home. Brian is also survived by his parents, Janice Dedmon and step father Eugene of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Angie McLaughlin and husband Jack of Magnolia, Arkansas, Loretta Jordan and husband Gary of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; four brothers, Anthony Dedmon of Waldron, Arkansas, Gene Ray Dedmon and wife Shanda of Waldron, Arkansas, Keith Dedmon & wife Tracy of Mansfield, Don Jones and wife Cynthia of Waldron, Arkansas; mother and father-in-law Earl Wayne & Barbara Thompson. Brian was loved and will be missed by a host of family and friends. Brian is preceded in death by a daughter, Destanie Jones, maternal grandparents, F.L. and Olgia Jones, one brother Morris Lee Jones. Brian's life celebration will be held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Brother Larry Free and Caleb Free, officiating. Interment will follow in Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Brian's pallbearers will be Harvey Parke, Jay Parker, Sierra Essman, Triston Deshazo, Stanley Sims and Johnny Qualls. Brian's visitation will be Friday, June 29, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 September 2007
BUEL D. JONES

Buel D. Jones, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 10, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a carpenter. Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at the Square Rock United Methodist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irmajean Jones of the home; two daughters, Susan Jones Ray of Waldron, Arkansas and Mary Jones Davidson of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Donald Jones of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, Jonette Duke, Kristy Young, Kelly McQurry and Ben Davidson; four great-grandchildren, Shelbie Duke, Ashton and Logan Young, John Kayden Davidson; one sister, Marie Ohaodan of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, L.D. Jones of Taft, CA. Obituary submitted by Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
15 March 2000
CHARLES LEE JONES

Charles Lee Jones, 72, of Purcell, Missouri, formerly of Waldron, AR died Thursday, March 9, 2000 in a Carthage, Missouri hospital. He was former owner of Jones Slaughterhouse, was retired from the Fort Chaffee Fire Department and was a Navy veteran. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 13 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Janice of the home; one daughter, Susan Young of Cabot, Arkansas; one son, Larry Jones of Coppell, Texas; one brother, Eugene Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
17 May 2006
CHESTER RAY JONES

Chester Ray Jones, 47, of Ione, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 8, 2006 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a truck driver and a member of the Waldron Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Waldron Kingdom Hall with interment in the French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Candy Jones of the home; two daughters, Renee of the home and Shannon Sullivan of Booneville, Arkansas; two sons, Jason Smith of Greenwood, Arkansas and Charlie LeCompte of Booneville, Arkansas; one brother, Les Taylor of Mansfield, Arkansas; father, Kenneth Drewery of Mansfield, Arkansas, and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Maxwell, Josh Sims, Mike Austin, Marvin Ward, Doug White and Dale Charlson.

The Waldron News
30 September 1998
CLAY JONES

Clay Jones, 60, of Welch, Oklahoma died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998 in his home after a sudden illness. Mr. Jones was born April 28, 1938, in Scott County. He was a Christian. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a paratrooper with the 81st Division. He retired from the Army after receiving the rank of first sergeant. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (five awards), Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Army Commendation Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Survivors include a daughter. Paula Jones, of Dallas, Texas; a son, Brad Jones, of Dallas, Texas; three sisters: Colleen Herrin, of Commerce, Oklahoma, Willene Hutchens, of Waldron and Roberta Ornsby, of Moses Lake, Washington; two brothers: Wendill Jones and Bill Jones, both of Waldron. Joint services for Mr. Jones and his brother-in-law, Benjamin Dale Herrin, was at 2.00 p.m.. on Friday at Thomas Funeral Home in Welch. The Rev. Orville Moody and Brad Conham, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery, west of Welch. Pallbearers were Mike Mayfield, Danny Gibson, Rusty Jergenson and Kevin Pitcher. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Northeastern Oklahoma Veterans' Funeral Detail. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
4 August 2004
DEARL JONES

Dearl Marvin Jones, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died July 29, 2004, Thursday, in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired logger, member of the Jubilee Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War and was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Dearl Jones and a father, Marvin Jones. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Monday, August 2, 2004 at the Jubilee Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Icielee Jones of the home; three daughters, Becky Yandell, Paula Mendoza and Donna Jones all of Waldron; one son, Leon Jones of Waldron; his mother, Ella Berry of Burnet, Texas; three sisters, Ruth Johnson of Parker, CO, Rebbeca Qureally of Prescott, AZ, and Wonnell Sharratt of Maydank, Texas; one brother, Earl Jones of Burnet, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Ashley Hogan of Ft. Smith, Trey Broomfield, Christopher Jones, Craig, Derek, Mercy and Isaiah Mendoza, Justin and Tommy Jones, Chelsa Kellogg and Mystry McCullah all of Waldron, Arkansas, McKinzie Farley of Magazine, Arkansas. Pallbearers were John Sanford, Steve Hattabaugh, Emmett Barnett, Jerry Lassiter, Clyde Payne and Alvin Carnahan.

The Waldron News
14 March 2012
DELMAR G. JONES

Delmar G. Jones, 92, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at his home. Delmar was a World War I veteran of the United States Army. Delmar is survived by three daughters, Wanda Linam-Nolte of Van Buren, Arkansas, Mary Sue Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Debra Murray and husband Stephen of Columbia, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Christopher Linam, Vickie Partridge, Jason Brown, Zachary Brown, Elizabeth Brown; four great grandchildren, Mary Madison Linam, Hunter Linam, Rachel Partrdige, Leah Partridge, one brother Olen Jones of California and a special friend Faye Parr. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2012 at the Rye Hill Baptist Church with interment at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas.Pallbearers were Zachary Brown, Cleve Linam, Laren Jones, Larry Tate, Charles Brown and Russell Brown. Memorial contributions can be made to Rye Hill Baptist Church at 11512 Old Highway 71, Fort Smith, AR 72916 or to Called to Care, c/o Chaplain Cathy Tisher, P.O. Box 890298, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73189-0298.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
DENVER B. JONES

Denver B. Jones, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Monday, May 29, 2000 near Waldron. He was born August 28, 1916 at Hon, Arkansas and married Kathryn Ashford on March 8, 1946. He was a retired agriculture teacher for Waldron School System from 1950 to 1981. Mr. Jones was a graduate of University of Arkansas, veteran of WWII, and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Mr. Jones served on the boards of Waldron Housing Authority and the Area Agency on Aging. He was also a member of the Scott County Retired Teachers Association. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ashford Jones; one daughter, Karen Jones of Mt. Pleasant, TX; three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick & Mary Ann Jones of Baton Rouge, LA, Randy & Catherine Jones of Memphis, TN and Rodney & Shena Kay Jones of Eagle River, Alaska; one sister, Clara Adams of San Antonio, TX; and five grandchildren, Bryan, Jason, Sarah, Elizabeth and Matthew. Pallbearers were Richard Crossett, Dan Laird, Ron Goddard, Terry Plummer, Harold Bergman, Don Smith, Jim Regnier, Raymond Lankford, Cliff Dailey, Dutch Bliss, Joe Huie, Clyde Kennedy and Roy Franklin. Memorial contributions may be made to Waldron United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
DESTANIE SHYANN JONES

Destanie Shyann Jones, 2,of Waldron, died March 10, 1999 in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers: Pete Page and Earl D. Thompson. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 1999 in Bates Baptist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron. Survivors include her parents, Brian and Catherine Jones, of Waldron; grandparents: Earl Wayne and Barbara Thompson and Eugene and Janice Dedmon, all of Waldron; one sister, Misterie Jones, of Waldron; one brother, Dustin Thompson, of the home; great-grandparents: Lester and Olgia Eleen Jones, of Waldron, O.B. and Irene Beshears, of Waldron, Dearl and Delma Settles, of Bancroft, Idaho, Joyce Page, of Waldron and Dora Thompson, of Waldron; several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Scott Thompson, Eric Thompson, Russell Parish and Clint DeShazo. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 October 2013
DONALD HOWARD JONES

Donald passed away on September 28, 2013. He was born March 3, 1930 to Dimp and Hazel Jones and has one brother, Ronald Doss Jones. Don has two children Melanie Jones and Kevin Jones, wife Sherry and three grandchildren, Emerald Baker, Karly Jones and Katy Grace Jones. Don was a veteran of the United States Air Force where, as he put it, he spent his Korean War deployment keeping a typewriter warm while sitting on a block of ice in Greenland. He was very appreciative of the Veterans Administration during his illness and thanks them for their care. Don loved a good dance and was regularly found on the dance floors around Ft. Smith and he had a particular fondness for Bob Wills and Big Band. To all his dance partners he fondly thanks you for joining him in a waltz. Dad was also a founding member of the canoeing group Buffalo Buzzards, although it has been years since he participated, some of our greatest memories were made on the river in an Old Grumman Canoe. While most of his ashes will be buried in Lucas, a small amount will join us on a final trip down the Buffalo. He wanted everyone to know that mourning is not in order for him as he had a good life and enjoyed everyone. If you know him, you know he loved people and treated everyone kindly. He wanted to thank all for their friendships. Don will be buried at the Doss Cemetery in Lucas, Arkansas. He left special orders as to where he is to be placed under a particular Pine Tree in the Cemetery. Dad had very fond memories of his youth in Lucas and frequently spoke of the life and times of his neighbors there. Memorials at Allied Bank of Mansfield for his granddaughter's education.

Scott County Times
16 March 2005
DONNA JEAN JONES

Donna Jean Jones, 69, of Parks, Arkansas, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Waldron Church of the Nazarene. She was an artist and a member of the Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marcella Jones Morgan. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Jones of the home; four daughters, Trish and husband Jimmie Deer of Ft. Smith, Debora and husband Paris Moreno of Houston, Texas, Christina and husband Bill Dyer of Norman, Oklahoma, and Ginger Rose of Waldron; two sons, Larry and wife Jeri Jones and David and wife Laurie Jones all of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Vera Mae and husband Wayne Emery of Waldron and Bonnie Evans of Phoenix, Arizona; one half-sister, Cathy Baker of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Mike Castner of Phoenix, Arizona; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Billy Hunt, Danny Rhyne, Eldred Tinder, Benny Newberry, Charlie Watkins and Lyndy Holland. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Brigance, George Kelley, Ed Holley and Gene Bullock.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
DOROTHY MAE JONES

Dorothy Mae Jones, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 29, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Waldron with interment at Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Homes. She is survived by her two sons, Rick Jones and his wife Kimberly of Broken Arrow, OK, Herman Jones and his wife Regina of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren, Ryan Jones of Kansas City, Abby Jones and Paige Jones both of Oklahoma City; Aunt Lorene May; cousins, Marian Marie Ward and Robert May; sister-in-law, Earlene Payne. Pallbearers were Rick Jones, Herman Jones, Ryan Jones, John Ward, Robert May and Mark Ward. In lieu of flowers send contributions to Sehorn Cemetery Fund or the Waldron Library.

The Waldron News
26 July 2006
DOUGLAS E. JONES

Douglas E. Jones, age 60, of Independence, MO passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006, surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe, Kansas. Online condolences may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com. Douglas was born January 28, 1946 in Waldron, Arkansas. He belonged to the Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father, mother, and a brother. He is survived by two daughters, Lesli Jackson and husband Don of Olathe and Nicole Kirk and husband Dusty of Olathe; sister, Frances Caenen of Tonganoxie, KS; brother, Leonard Jones of Waldron, AR; three granddaughters, Mikaela, Lyndsey and Kyndall Jackson; and Vicki Jones, mother of Lesli and Nicole. Pallbearers were Gary Caenen, Henry Caenen, Larry Caenen, Donald Jackson, Leonard Jones and Dusty Kirk. Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel.

Scott County Times
24 December 2003
DOYLE GENE JONES

Waldron--Graveside services for Doyle Gene Jones, 70, of Waldron were held Thursday, December 18, 2003 at Duncan Cemetery in Scott County under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Jones died December 13, 2003 at his home. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Jones. Survivors include his ex-wife, Lenora McElhaney of California; three sons, Kenneth, Allan and Jeffrey all of California; a sister, Joyce Conyers of Branch; six brothers, Delvis Jones of Boles, Charles Jones of Utah, J.D. Jones, Sidney Jones Wendell Jones and James Jones all of California; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
1 April 1998
EDWARD ATHAR JONES

Edward Athar Jones, of Mena died Saturday March 28, 1998 in the Rich Mtn. Nursing Home. He was born January 9, 1911. His age being 87 years two months and 19 days. Mr. Jones was the son of the late Benton Jones and the late Darthula Jones. He made his home in Mena and Waldron all of his life and was a log skidder in the timber industry. Survivors include two daughters: Zada Windham and Linda Priddy, both of Mena; one son, Athar Jones, of Coleman, Texas; one brother, William Jones, of Merced, California; ten grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren and the mother of his children, Amy Jones, of Mena. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in the Octavia Cemetery with Rev. Ed Rogers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral of Mena.

Scott County Times
27 August 2003
EDYTH S. JONES

Waldron--Funeral services for Edyth S. Jones, 87, of Waldron were held Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 3 pm at Waldron First Baptist Church. Burial followed at French Prairie Cemetery at Ione under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Jones died Thursday, August 21, 2003 in Poteau. She was the widow of Price Jones, Jr., was a retired employee of Rice Furniture, and was a member and former Sunday School teacher at Waldron First Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Scotty Jones and wife Anita of Poteau; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Waldron News
2 February 2005
ELLA BERRY JONES

Ella Berry Jones, 92, of Burnet, Texas died January 24, 2005. A native of Sugar Grove, Arkansas she was born March 24, 1912 the daughter of William and Susie Self Buffington. She moved with her family to Texas and was a resident of the Lake Buchanan area until after the death of her husband, Marvin Jones. She then moved to Plano, TX and later returned to Burnet. Graveside services were held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, California with burial under the direction of Clements Wilcox Funeral Home of Burnet. She is survived by three daughters, Wonnell Sharrett of Gun Barrel City, TX, Ruth Johnson of Parker, Colorado, and Rebecca Queaty of Prescott, Arizona; son, Earl Jones of Burnet, Texas; sisters, Mabel Cunningham of Friendship, AR, Dimplet Catleet of Gramdin, MO, Ann Crume of Valley Springs, CA and Magalene Smith of Vacaville, CA; 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
31 December 2008
EMMA M. JONES

Emma M. Jones, 95, of Independence, Missouri passed away Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Carmel Hills Living Center. She is survived by her daughters Patsy Croft and Doris Dohrn both of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda Loyd and husband Jim of Waldron, AR; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Phinous, sons, Louie Don and Larry, and granddaughter Sondra. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2008 at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

Scott County Times
31 March 2004
EVELYN JONES

Evelyn N. Jones, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, March 27, 2004 in Waldron. She was a retired hatchery worker and a Baptist. Graveside service was held 2:00 pm Monday, Marhc 29, 2004 an Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, arrangements made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Bob; one daughter, Linda Jones of Waldron; one son, Don Jones of Walrdon; two brothers, John Reed of Waldron and Rodale Reed of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Ashli Silvey, Josh Jones, Matt Jones, Britney Shafer and Lindsey Jones; four great-grandchildren, Zach Jones, Ben Jones, Jaden Silvey and Dameon Jones. Pallbearers were Matt Jones, Josh Jones, Jeto Piles, Ed Nelson, Harold Owens and Ricky Owens.

Scott County Times
12 March 2003
F.L. JONES

F.L. "Bill" Jones, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, March 8, in his home. He was a retired furniture factory worker, veteran of WWII, and member of the V.F.W. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, Janice Dedmon of Waldron, AR; two sons, Don Jones and Morris Lee Jones, both of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Willine Hutchens of Waldron and Roberta Ormsby of Moses Lake, WA; one brother, Wendell Jones of Waldron, AR; nine grandchildren, Glynna Hood, Morgan Woodard, Josh Woodard, Anthony Dedmon, Angie Dedmon McLaughlin, Brian Jones, Keith Dedmon, Gene Ray Dedmon and Loretta Dedmon. Pallbearers were Gene Ray Dedmon, Keith Dedmon, Anthony Dedmon, Jack McLaughlin, Tommy Metcalf and Stanley Sims.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
FRED JONES

Fred Columbus Jones, 92, of Mena passed away February 1, 2001, in Mena. He was born June 14, 1908 in Nella, Arkansas, to the late George Robert Jones and the late Mattie Clarie Hill Jones. On June 23, 1935, he was united in marriage to Lois Lillian Bowen in Denton, Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded two bronze stars. Mr. Jones was a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Mr. Jones was a farmer and a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lois Jones of Mena, Arkansas; two sons, Robert and his wife Donna Jones of Acorn, Arkansas, Bill Jones of Tonti- town, Arkansas; two daughters, Pat and her husband Odell Staggs of Waldron and Pamela and her husband Robert Pipkin of Mena; one brother, Marvin Jones of Mena; one sister, Audrey Mills of Waldron; 14 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and a host of friends. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charlie Jones and his sister Maudie Forrest. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 3 pm in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Terry Dwiggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were William Pate, Bruce Staggs, Dean Jones, Scott Kincade, Calvin Jones, Robert Hetland, Bobby Bunyard and Roger Metcalf.

The Waldron News
14 December 2011
GERALD JONES

Gerald Jones, 57, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. He was a member of the Waldron Road Church of Christ in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He spent the last 30 plus years as the Service Manager for Fitzhugh Communications, Muzak Corporation. Gerald was an avid guitarist, song writer, loved cooking, enjoyed the outdoors, and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Gerald shared his life and the love for life with generosity and loyalty as is evident by his many family and friends that rallied around him. Gerald is survived by his son Cody Jones of Chicago, Illinois; mother, Faye Jones of Fort Smith, AR; brother Lauren Jones and wife Nancy of Broken Arrow, OK; sister Sharon Khilling and husband John of Mansfield, AR; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Gerald was preceded in death by his daughter, Paige Jones, and his father Thurman (Sam) Jones. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment that followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Lauren Jones, Zachary Jones, Mark Radcliff, Michael Murphy, Jason Fitzhugh and Kevin Santos.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
ICIE JONES

Icie Jones, 92, of Waldron, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, James Jones. Funeral service was held at 10:00 .m. on Friday, July 3 in the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Frances Caenen, of Tonganoxie, Kansas; two sons: Leonard Jones, of Waldron and Douglas Jones, of Olathe, Kansas, six grandchildren: Terri Hattabaugh, of Booneville, Justin Jones, of Booneville, Leslie Jones, of Olathe, Kansas, Nicole Jones, of Lees Summit, Missouri, Larry Caenen, of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Gary Caenen, of Randall, Kansas; two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Leonard Jones, Douglas Jones, Justin Jones, Henry Caenen, Gary Caenen and Larry Caenen. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
ICIELEE JONES

Icielee Jones, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired line worker for Tyson Foods and a member of the Jubilee Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Jubilee Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Becky Yandell, Paula Mendoza and Donna Farley, all of Waldron, AR; one son, Leon Jones of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Rose Ann McNutt of Arkoma, Helen Marsh of Waldron, AR and Wanda Lecompete of Booneville, AR; one brother, Harold Canada of Waldron, AR; and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers, Jerry Lassiter, David Miller, Max Smith, Alvin Carnahan, Emmett Barnett and Randy Scott. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
JAMES JONES

James Andrew Jones, 21, of Harvey, Arkansas died June 16, 2001 in Keener, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Waldron High School and was a recent member of the Army. Graveside services were held at 10 am June 19, 2001 at Chant Cemetery in Y-City with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his fiancee Valarie Stovall of Waldron; his parents, Emma and James (W.T.) Jones of Harvey; his grandparents, John and Charlotte Wiles of Nola and Nancy Angeline Cox of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas; three sisters, Christina Ibarra, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Angela Devecka, Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii and Charlene Rassmussen, Salt Lake City, Utah; and one brother, Anthony J. Jones of Fort Stuart, Georgia.

The Waldron News
3 February 1999
JERRY WAYNE JONES

Jerry Wayne Jones, 57, died Jan. 31, in his home. He was a United States Air Force veteran of Viet Nam. Mr. Jones drove a truck for Parker Henifen Truck Company for seventeen years. Mr. Jones was also a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services was from 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Finwick, with burial in Masonic Cemetery in Abilene, under the direction of Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Lil Jones of Anson; one son, Curtis Jones of Midland; three daughters, Chandra Martinez, Sue Wilhoit and Kathy Young all of Fort Worth; a step-father, Elmer Hestand of Merkel; four sisters, Joyce Green of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Barbara Bonny of Berea, Kentucky, Sherry Spencer and Brenda Blanton both of Waldron; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents (Myrtie Jones Hestand and Richard Jones), one daughter (Connie Hodge), and one brother (Marion Jones.)

The Waldron News
24 July 2013
JEWELL TROTTER JONES

Jewell Trotter Jones, 87, departed from this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home in Waldron. She was born June 4, 1926, the eighth of nine children to S.R. (Buster) and Rose Etta Trotter in Boothe, Arkansas. She was married to W.J. Jones for 64 years until his death March 8, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Tallmadge of Waldron; two sons, Donnie (Do-Good) Jones of Waldron, Bill Jones of Boothe; one sister Bonita Farmer of Irving, Texas; 9 grandchildren, which include Brian and Brandon Jones, Amenda Beaty, Amber Tallmadge, Courtney Johnson, Erik and Lance Jones, Emily Miller and Nicholas Jones; 13 great-grandchildren: Brooke Yandell, Jewelyn Beaty, Austin, Bryson, Brody Jones, Lucky, Felicia, Tristan and Tyler Jones, Walker and Townes Johnson, Jonas and Caroline Tallmadge, 2 great-great grandchildren, Phisher and Chesnie Brown. In addition to her husband and parents, Jewell was preceded in death by her sisters: Oneta Dehart, Hariett McDaniel, Nadine Harewl and four brothers: Arvel, Aulton, Olus and L.A. Trotter. Jewell was both a polio and cancer survivor having been stricken in 1952 with polio and in 2002 with cancer. She maintained a positive attitude through all her adversities and uplifted her family. She was an excellent cook and left a legacy of memories to sustain her family during these sad times. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Trotter Cemetery in Boothe, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Visitation was Friday, July 19, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers were James White, Terral Robertson, Willie Self, Billy Ray Johnson, Jeff and Freddie Ridenhour. Honorary pallbearers were Scott County Department of Home Health and Hospice Staff.

The Waldron News
10 February 2010
KELTON ELOYD JONES

Kelton Eloyd Jones, 84, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010 in a Barling nursing home. Eloyd is survived by three daughters, Patricia L. Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas, Deborah J. Moreno of Houston, Texas, Christina G. Dyer of Greenwood, Arkansas; three sons, Stephen W. Jones of Arlington, Texas, Larry E. Jones and David L. Jones both of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert Elmo Jones of Lodi, California. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna Jean Castner-Jones, two daughters Ginger Marie Rose-Jones, Marcella Ruth Morgan-Jones; 11 brothers and sisters and his parents, Otis and Rosa Jones. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Gary Ashford, Mike Gillooley, Robert Gillooley, Daniel Jones, Gary Jones and Ralf Bailes.

Scott County Times
29 October 2003
KENNETH JONES

Kenneth Richard Jones, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, October 26, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired water department supervisor, life time member of Waldron Masonic Lodge, past patron of Mt. Fern Chapter #62 of Georgetown, California, 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner of Ben Ali Temple of Sacramento, California, member of Waldron Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. He is preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wayne Jones and a daughter, Retia Christine Judd. Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 6, at Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Jones; two daughters, Patsy Sue Estey and Theresa D. Jones both of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters, Joyce Green of Fayetteville, Barbara Bonny of Berea, KY, Sherry Spencer and Brenda Blanton both of Waldron; two brothers, Joe Ed Keith of Sacramento, CA and David Jones of Boles, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
LENA JONES

Lena Jones, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas was born September 14, 1911, passed on to meet the Lord on May 5, 2007 while residing in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was a sales clerk in clothing for many years. She enjoyed meeting the public. A celebration of new life was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the Pilot Prairie Church with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Phillips of Powell, Wyoming and Paul Jones of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Jerrel Plummer, Danny Rhyne, Stanley Rhyne, Jerry Bob Hutchins, Bill Hutchins, Darvin Hutchins and Mike Duncan. Honorary pallbearer was Wayne Johnson.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
LENA ESTALENE JONES

Lena Estalene Jones of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Estalene was born August 10, 1930 to Radford House and Ola Mae (Crump) House in Waldron, Arkansas. Estalene was 82 years, 8 months and 15 days old. In her earlier years, Estalene worked in Washington D.C. as a secretary. When Estalene returned to Waldron she worked at Pinewood Nursing Home in the housekeeping department for many years. She later worked as a home health aide. Estalene enjoyed reading, especially the Bible. She was always ready to go for an outing to shop. Estalene was a warm and kind hearted person. Her true passion was the love for her family. She treasured her time spent with each of them and the many memories made. Estalene leaves behin to cherish her memory, two daughters, Lana Chesnut and husband Steve of Y-City, Arkansas and Leisa Gibbs and husband Mark of Lonoke, Arkansas, and one son, Jeff Jones and wife Toni-Marie of Jefferson City, Missouri. Granny will forever be missed by her eight grandchildren: Shayne Gibbs, Tyler Gibbs, Carrie Parsons, Brandon Chesnut, Josh Jones, Joey Jones, Carly Jones and Jared Jones, as well as her three great grandchildren. Estalene is also survived by one sister, Melba Scott of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and one brother, Roger House and wife Yalonda of Ashdown, Arkansas. Estalene will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of friends and loved ones. Estalene is preceded in death by her parents, Radford and Ola Mae House and one sister, Eula Clopton. Estalene's life celebration was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, 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 & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Estalene's pallbearers were Shayne Gibbs, Tyler Gibbs, Brandon Chesnut, Steven Chesnut, Jared Jones and Jason Parsons. Estalene's visitation was Monday, April 29, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
MARION WRIGHT JONES

Marion Wright Jones, 63, of Piney Bay, Arkansas, died Friday, May 4, 2007 at her home. The daughter of Dr. Harold and Elsie wright of Waldron, Arkansas, she was born March 17, 1944 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Ronald Doss Jones; two sons, Michael Jones and his wife Lee of Wilsall, Montana and Chris Jones and his wife Mitzi of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two grandsons, Simon and Felix Jones of Fort Smith; sister Gail Davis of Piney Bay, Arkansas, and brother Craig Wright and his wife Debbie of Hartford, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2007 with the Reverend Blake Bradford officiating. A time for fellowship with the family will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. The family requests memorials be made to the Marion Jones Memorial Music Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church, 300 North Cumberland, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

Scott County Times
23 August 2000
MINNIE JONES

Minnie Marie Jones, 102, of Waldron died Friday, August 18, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Waldron First Baptist Church, former Sunday School teacher, member of the home demonstration club. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Jones; one son, Price Jones; one daughter, Anna Hawthorne; one granddaughter, Linda Jones Oliver. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, August 21, 2000 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Booth, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is surived by one daughter-in-law, Edyth Jones of Waldron; her grandchildren and spouses, Anna Jean and J.D. Sims of Waldron; Carl and Florence Dewitt of Alma, Arkansas, Darrell and Melva Dewitt of Booneville, Arkansas, Clydene and James Hughes of Waldron, and Scotty and Anita Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 14 great-grandchildren and 12 great- great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
4 February 2004
MORICE "MORRIS" LEE JONES

Waldron--Morice "Morris" Lee Jones, 47, of Waldron died Friday, January 30, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a sawmill worker and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Lester "Bill" Jones and Olgia Aylene Wright Jones. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include a sister, Janice Dedmon of Waldron; a brother, Lester D. Jones of Waldron; a nephew, Brian James Jones of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
NELLIE JONES

Nellie Naomi Jones, 81, of Waldron died Saturday, October 28, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Jones and one son, Kenneth Sledge. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Roy Coyle of Waldron, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eugene Chrisman, Verdell Wagner, Tim McCurter, Tommy Brown, Tommy Starr and Tommy Gene Starr.

The Waldron News
7 January 1998
PAUL JONES

Paul Jones, 85, of Waldron died Monday, December 29, 1997 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from Amaco Oil Co., a veteran of WWII, and a member of Pilot Prairie Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Lena, of the home; one sister, Jean Jones, of San Diego, California; one brother, Raymond Jones, of La Mesa, California; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Max Smith, Glen Dale Sparks, Ed Slaughterbeck, Jerrell Plummer, W.W. "Dick" Davis, and Don Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Farris Jones, Ezell Jones, Callie (Jones) Hudgens and Willene (Jones) Hudgens. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
25 July 2001
RUBY MAE JONES

Ruby Mae Jones, 73, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, died Friday, July 20, 2001 in a Broken Arrow nursing home. She was a retired dental receptionist and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Janie Gonzalez of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Phyllis Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Veletta Richey of Vian, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Kenneth Gonzalez and Audra Gonzalez-Huynh; and two great grandchildren, Hailey Gonzalez and Blake Gonzalez.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
SIDNEY R. JONES

Mr. Sidney R. Jones, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007 at his home. He was born June 25, 1928 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Stout Jones and Mary Helen Foley Jones. He was united in marriage to Ina Ryals. He worked for the fire department and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife Ina Jones of the home; one son, Mitch Odom and wife Debbie of Femley, NV; grandchildren Amie, Eric and Justin Odom; one sister, Wanda Sue Guttry; one brother, John William Jones and wife Ginger; one sister-in-law, Bobbie Jones; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Mary Jones; two sisters, Callie Meeks and Anna Pearl Jones and a brother, Tommy Ray Jones. Graveside services were held Friday, May 25, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Cherry Hill under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Honorary pallbearers were John Erman, Joe Erman, Doug Jones, Tommy Ward, John David Ryals, Clayton Wallace and Robert Abernathy.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
VERNA DEAN JONES

Verna Dean Hicks Jones, age 78, died Friday, December 12, 2003 at Mercy Hospital of Scott County in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born at Greenridge east of Waldron on September 15, 1925, and was preceded in death by her parents, Eula (Donham) & Cecil Hullinger, infant daughter Linda Elizabeth Hicks, husband of 20 years, A.C. Hicks, who died in 1962 and husband of 27 years, W.B. Jones, who died in 1990. She was a homemaker, home health nurse, and a member of Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Richard Hicks of Tulsa, a daughter, Sandra Hicks Barron and husband Joe of Fort Smith, 4 grandsons, Clayton Hicks of Tulsa, Greg Sanders and wife Marilyn of Paris, Jordan Barron and Chandler Barron of Fayetteville, a great-grandson, Cole Sanders of Paris, a cousin, Lillian Jones of Waldron and cousins and faithful caregivers Jean, Jerrel and Brandi Plummer of Waldron. Memorial service was 11:00 am Monday, December 15, 2003 at Pilot Prairie Cumberland Church in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Private burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

The Waldron News
9 January 2008
VIRGIE JONES

Virgie Jones, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She joined her husband, Gaylord Jones and son, Gaylon Dale Jones in heaven. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the Harvey Assembly of God Church with interment in the Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by six children, Ola Faye Moore of Paris, Arkansas, Shirley Yandell of Briggsville, Arkansas, Shelby Lewis of Aly, Arkansas, Nelda Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas, Gaylon Jones of Waldron, Arkansas, Glenda Oglesby of Stonewall, Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren and a host of great and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Clint Lunsford, Aaron Jones, James Yandell, J.L. Yandell, Oglesby and Gaylon Jones. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Butler.

The Waldron News
16 May 2007
WENDELL JONES

Wendell Jones, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired foreman in a glass factory and a Navy veteran. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Parks Cemeter in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Kim Jones of Waldron, Arkansas; one son Kenneth W. McMullin of Manteca, CA; two sisters, Willene Hutchens of Waldron, AR and Roberta Omsby of Anchorage, Alasak; one granddaughter, Kayla Ruth Ferrera of Waldron, AR; three step grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Kenny McMullin, Wayne Horn, Eugene Dedmon, Les Curtis and Cory Milligan. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Simpson, Charles Grissom, Devin Curtis, Jimmy Fredrickes, Michael O'Gorman and Alexander Housewright.

The Waldron News
2 December 1998
WILLIAM BILL JONES

William Bill Jones, 95, of Heavener died Nov. 29 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was a former resident of Bates, Arkansas and attended the Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas. Graveside services were from 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at the graveside with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener, Oklahoma under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He was preceded in death by son, Billy Watkins. Survivors include: one daughter, Barbara Watkins of Heavener; two grandchildren, Julie Ann Watkins and Joey Watkins; 6 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
16 March 2011
WILLIAM JAMES JONES

William James (W.J.) Jones, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his home in Waldron. He was born at Tate, Arkansas on February 15, 1924 to Jonas and Bertie (Gallimore) Jones and was of the Baptist faith. His career included working at the Waldron Furniture Manufacturing Corporation, Arkansas Valley Industries and the Big Pine and Waldron Lumber companies along with the Scott County Livestock Auction. He enjoyed fishing, collecting old coins, listening to country music and spending time with family and friends. He was a veteran of World War II serving from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Jewell Trotter Jones of the home; two sons, Donnie Gene (Do-Good) of Waldron, Arkansas and Bill of Boothe, Arkansas; one daughter Linda Tallmadge of Waldron; nine grandchildren, Brian Jones, Amenda Beaty, Brandon Jones and Liz of Waldron, Arkansas, Amber Tallmadge, Courney and Ben Johnson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Eric and Crystal Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lance and Tabitha Jones of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Emily and Matt Miller, Mena, and Nicholas Jones of Texas, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Jonas and Bertie Jones and two sisters, Thelma Brown and Velma Wagner both of Waldron. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Trotter Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Butch Morgan, Terry Sherrill, Terral Robertson, Billy Cross, Freddie Ridenhour and Jeff Ridenhour. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Evans, Leonard Ed Ridenhour, Kenneth Ridenhour, Charles Maxwell, Tom Evans, James "Red Eyes" White, Willie Matt Self and Ed Tallmadge.

The Waldron News
23 February 2011
WINONA WOODSON JONES

Winona Woodson Jones, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. She was a speech teacher and a member of the Waldron Methodist Church. Winona is survived by two children, Joy Felker and husband Gary of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Kathy Forbes and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Michael Felker and wife Claire, Michelle Rendleman and husband Ryan, Kyle Felker and wife Jenny, Rachel Forbes, Samantha Forbes, Sarah Forbes, and by seven great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Pat Woodson. Winona is also survived by one sister Wanda Scott, one brother Carl Woodson, numerous nieces and nephews and a longtime friend and caregiver, Paula Robinson. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Ruby Woodson, infant daughter, Janna Gay Jones, husband Thurman Jones, one brother Bill Woodson, one sister-in-law Marilyn Woodson and one brother- in-law, Jack Scott. Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2011 at the Brearly Cemetery in Dardanelle, Arkansas with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Salvation Army, Fort Smith Bible Fund, in memory of Winona Jones, 301 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
LILLIE JORDAN

Lillie Virginia Jordan, age 96, passed away November 3, 2005 at Heritage Park Nursing Center in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born July 5, 1908 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to Eugene Faunt Mabry and Lena Beatrice Sanders. Lillie was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and was very active in her church as well as a past Social Director. She moved to the area in 1958 from Waldron, Arkansas with her husband Richard T. Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Glenda Elzena Ross and Marlene McCain. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Fisher and husband Richard of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday, November 7, 2005 at 2:00 pm at the Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Henry Oliver officiated. Arrangements by Callison-Lough Funeral Service of Rogers, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
LOUISE ERNESTINE JORDAN

Louise Ernestine Jordan, 92, of Waldron, AR passed away May 15, 2011. She was born February 19, 1919 in Malvern, AR to E.B. and Carrie Fitzhugh Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; husband J. Sam Jordan; siblings Faye Walker Robers, Joel Walker and Melba Walker Wray. She is survived by four children, Michael and wife Cookie of Waldron, AR; David and wife Merinda of Canton, MS; Connie and husband John Sanford of Waldron, AR, and Keith and wife Gayle of Horatio, AR; seven grandchildren, fourteen geat grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; four great step-grandchildren, and two siblings, Jimmy Walker and Betty Biggers. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Doug Akin will officiate the services. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Scott County Times
24 January 2001
CALVERT JOYCE

Calvert P. Joyce, 76, of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas died Sunday, January 14, 2001 in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas as a mechanical engineer in 1950, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was a Navy veteran of WWII. Memorial services were held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. He is survived by three sons, Keith Joyce and Kyle Joyce both of Fort Smith and Kenneth Joyce of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Geraldine Inman of Medford, Oregon; one brother, Robert Joyce of Mansfield, Arkansas, and 5 grandchildren.

Scott County Times
2 April 2003
CAROL JOYCE

Carol Avis Talton Barnes Joyce, 84, of Mansfield died Monday, March 31, 2003 in her home. She was the widow of Scevoy Barnes, the retired owner of Barnes Mercantile and Drug Store, a member of Mansfield First Baptist Church, a member of Booneville Garden Club, a board member of Mansfield High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and a member of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at the 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, Robert Joyce and his family and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jason Baggett, Gerald Elmore, Arnold Henson, Jack Livingston, David McClung and Autry Basham. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mansfield First Baptist Church Senior Ldies Sunday School Class.

Scott County Times
17 August 2005
DAVIS JUDY

Davis Y. Judy, age 80, of Abbott died Saturday, August 13, 2005 in his home. He was a Baptist by Faith and loved by many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Frances Judy. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Williams, Allen Williams, Arnold Williams, Glen Harrison, Matt McCafferty and Lester Smith. Honorary pallbearer was Charlie A. Williams.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
CHARLES R. JUSTICE, SR.

Charles R. Justice, Sr., 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, September 4, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Charles was born February 9, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Charlie and Betty Jo Justice. He is survived by four daughters, Tammy Manning, Beth Lane and husband Steven, Wynona Thompson and husband Eric, Christy Franklin and husband Josh; four sons, Charles Justice, Jr. and wife Tracy, Jesse Justice and wife Pat, Allen Plowman and wife Tracy, Gary Justice and fiancee Fauntella; his parents, Charlie and Lee Justice; one sister, Judith Himes and husband William; one brother, Larry Justice and wife Gaylene; twenty three grandchildren, Randi Morrison, Alan Matthews, Gabrielle Justice, Jonathan Bilent, Jessica Bilent, Chase Plowman, Eli Plowman, Ashlynn Justice, Bryce Passmore, Jeffery Manning, Tiffany Manning, Anthony Manning, Joseph Manning, Christopher Nunez, Bethany Taff, Shawna Jett, Drake Williams, Brook Self, Michael Lane, Hannah Thompson, Levi Franklin, Garrett Franklin; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Nila Justice; his mother, Betty Joe Harvey; and a grandson, Richard Shawn Manning, Jr. Charles' funeral service was held Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Donny Shaddon, Danny Hitchcock, W.D. (Rabbit) Ray, Frank Shaddon, Alvin Carnahan and Larry Dean Harvey. Honorary pallbearers were David Harvey and James Harvey.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
NILA ELIZABETH JUSTICE

Nila Elizabeth Justice, 53, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007 in her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ray Justice of the home; one brother, Johnny Edward Black of Brownsville, AR; four daughters, Wynona Thompson and husband Eric of Waldron, AR, Tammy Manning of Mansfield, AR, Christy Franklin and husband Josh of Waldron, AR, Beth Lane and husband Steven of Boles, AR; four sons, Charles Justice, Jr. and wife Tracy of Elm Park, AR, Jessie Justice and wife Pat of Danville, AR, Allen Plowman and wife Tracy of Elm Park, AR, Gary Justice and wife Teresa of Elm Park; 23 grandchildren, Randy Morrison, Allen Matthews, Gabrielle Justice, Jeffery, Tiffany and Anthony Manning, Joseph and Christopher Nunez, Jessica and Johnathan Bilant, Chase and Eli Plowman, Bethany Isham, Shawna and Drake Williams, Chanada and Michael Lane, Hannah and Laramie Thompson, Levi McConnell, Ashlyn Justice, Levi and Garrett Franklin; one great- granddaughter, Lauren Williams; several nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruby Black, one brother, Tommy Joe Black, one sister, Nelda Fay Black and one grandson, Richard Shawn Manning, Jr. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the New Life Center with interment at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were George Johnson, Gary Johnson, Shawn Williams, Donnie Shaddon, James Hunsucker and Stephen Hunsucker. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Taff, Eric Thompson, Corby Parish and Joe Johnson.

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