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

Scott County Times
5 February 2003
WILLIAM KADOW

William Kadow, 78, of Inola, Oklahoma died Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in a Tulsa hospital. He was a university professor and a veteran. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2003 at Huntington City Cemetery with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one sister, Emma Kadow of Inola, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
12 April 2006
VIOLA MARIE KAMMERER

Viola Marie Kammerer, 70, of Farmington, Arkansas, passed away April 7, 2006 at the Barnes Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born November 11, 1935 at Chickasha, Oklahoma, the daughter of J. Alton and Ellen Lindermann Chester. She attended the Mt. Marohia Community Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Ann Kammerer, and one brother, Clarence Chester. Survivors include her husband, Max Kammerer of the home; two sons, Max Kammerer, Jr. of Marina, CA, David Kammerer of Waldron, AR; one daughter, Anna Disterhaupt of Lincoln, AR; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Arkansas by Cecil Sugg. Burial followed in the National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Pallbearers were Adam Deleon, Jerrad Essman, David Kammerer, Joseph Chapman and Max Kammerer, Jr. Arrangements were under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, AR.

The Waldron News
13 February 2013
MARCELLA KAPELA
(1924-2013)

Marcella Kapela, 89, formerly of Hudson, Ia and Waldron, Ark. died Feb. 9 (2013) at Windhaven Assisted Living Center, Cedar Falls, IA of natural causes. She was born Jan. 14, 1924 in Hudson, daughter of Homer and Leona Franck. She married William Kapela in 1941. He preceded her in death in 2012. After WWII they moved from Hudson to Waterloo before moving back to Hudson in 1952. After retirement they moved to Waldron in 1983 for 29 years of good life. She is survived by one daughter, Kathie Diffenderfer (Don) of Palm Harbor, Florida. Two sons: William All Kapela (Jane) of Frisco, Texas, Jerry Gene Kapela (Kim) of Waterloo, Iowa. Grandchildren: William Allen Kapela, Jr. (Shane) of Palestine, Texas, Heather Ruschitzko (Mark) of Austin, Texas, Amber Leech (Jeff) of Genesco, Illinois. Great grandchildren: Soprana Kapela, Landyn Leech and Jack Ruschitzko. A brother, Allen Franck of Sallisaw, OK. Interment will be in the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark. Memorials may be directed to Western Home Foundation, 5102 S. Main St. (ends)

The Waldron News
21 March 2012
WILLIAM "BILL" KAPELA

William "Bill" Kapela, 92, of Waldron died Thursday, March 15, 2010(sic) from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Waldron. William Anthony Kapela was born March 2, 1920 in Maywood Township, Minn. He was an Army World War II veteran who 33 months in the Pacific Theater. After the war he returned home to Iowa where he started his 37 years of employment with Mead Container of Waterloo, IA. After retirement he moved to Waldron in 1983 to enjoy a quiet life, friendly community surroundings and was an active member of the Waldron VFW Post 1345. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marcella N. (Franck) of Waldron. He is also survived by one daughter, Kathie Diffenderfer (Don) of Palm Harbor, Florida; two sons, William Allen Kapela (Jane) of Frisco, Texas and Jerry Gene Kapela (Kim) of Waterloo, Iowa; grandchildren, William Allen Kapela, Jr.(Shane) of Palestine, Texas; Heather Ruzchitsko ((Mark) of Austin, Texas and Amber Leech (Jeff) of Genesco, Illinois; great grandchildren, Soprana Kapela, Landyn Leech, and Jack Ruschitzko. Cremation was under the direction of the Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith with interment in the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to VFW, Waldron, P.O. Box 128, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
5 February 2014
MYRA JUANITA KASTL

Myra Juanita Kastl, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Waldron Nursing Center. Juanita is survived by two sons: Clinton Kastl, George Kastl, Jr., eight grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband George Kastl, one son Jack Kastl, one daughter Beverly Helton and her parents, James Roys and Hazel (Bayless) Kastl. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
18 September 2002
JOAN MARGARET KAY

Joan Margaret Kay, 68, of New Blaine, Arkansas died Saturday, September 14, 2002 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She was a retired registered nurse at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2002 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, James Kay of the home; three daughters, Patricia Copeland of Broken Arrow, OK, Barbara Faires of Fort Smith, AR and Kim Glenn of Witcherville, AR; one son, Jimmy Kay of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, Robert Calleja of St. Petersburg, Florida and Allen Calleja of Caithersburg, Maryland; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
DONALD F. KEELER

Donald F. Keeler, age 65, of Mena passed away Saturday, April 30, 2013 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born June 28, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Charles Keeler and the late Mamie Bass Keeler. He was married to Vinia Spurling Keeler. Donald was a carpenter by profession. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by wife: Vinia Keeler of Mena, Arkansas; daughter: Frankie and husband Raymond Watson of Waldron, Arkansas; son: Charles Keeler and wife Charlotte of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; granddaughters: Erin Owens and husband Derek of Waldron, Arkansas; Kaylin Watson of Waldron, Arkansas; grandsons: Mark Watson and wife Melissa of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Brody Creel of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; brother: R.D. Piper of Mena, Arkansas. Graveside services were Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rock Springs Cemetery in Posey Hollow, Arkansas with Brother Roy Bass, Jr. and Brother Lyndell Lyda officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation was Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Randy Horton, Jimmy Wagner, Damon Smith, Daniel Wade, Larry Wade and Steven Egger.

The Waldron News
14 May 2008
MAMIE ALICE "HINEY" BASS KEELER

Mamie Alice "Hiney" Bass Keeler, age 92, of Mena passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in Mena. She was born May 25, 1915 in Posey Hollow, Arkansas to the late Jesse F. Bass and the late Lydia Cox Bass. She was united in marriage to the late Charles F. Keeler in 1946. She was a homemaker and an avid lover of piecing quilts. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by sons, R.D. Piper and wife Geneva of Mena, AR and Donald Keeler and wife Vinia of Mena, AR; granddaughters, Cindy Egger and husband Steve of Mena, AR, Patty Wade and husband Larry of Mena, AR and Frankie Watson and husband Raymond of Waldron, AR; grandson, Charles Keeler of Mena, AR; great-grandson, Daniel Wade of Mena, AR; great-grandaughter, Kaylin Watson of Waldron, AR; step-great-grandson, Mark Watson of Greenwood, AR; step-great-great granddaughter, Macey Owens of Greenwood, AR; a host of nieces and nephews, and special friends Lila Bass, Jr. and Eula May Bass. Graveside services were held Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Rock Springs Cemetery in Posey Hollow with Brother Lyndell Lyda officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Wade, Daniel Wade, Steve Egger, Charles Keeler, Raymond Watson and Mark Watson.

The Waldron News
20 August 2008
DORIS EUGENIA STAGGS KEELING

Doris Eugenia Staggs Keeling, 81, of Ft. Smith, Arkanss passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a telephone operator, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughter, Lenore Keeling of Ft. Smith, AR; son, Hugh Keeling and wife Debby of Ft. Smith, AR; granddaughter, Connie Schmidt of Louisville, KY; grandson, John Keeling of Ft. Smith, AR; two great grandsons, Emerson Michael Schmidt and Jonah Heller Schmidt; four brothers, Odell Staggs, Athel Staggs, Harrell Staggs and Danny Staggs all of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Dora Lee Mooney of Mena, AR and Phyllis Nelson of Waldron, AR. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment at the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Keeling, John Nelson, Leon Schmidt, Jerry Staggs, Terry Staggs and Dan Staggs. Honorary pallbearer was Mike Staggs.


The Waldron News
6 August 2008
BERNICE KEENER

Bernice Keener, 82, of Parks, Arkansas was born April 9, 1926 and went to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2008. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Parks Baptist Church for almost 50 years. She was a homemaker and employed as a clerk with the U.S. Forest Service in Waldron for 28 years. In the 1950's Bernice worked seven years as a legal assistant for Attorney Donald Poe. The next 28 years she worked as a clerk with the U.S. Forest Service in Waldron. In 1967, Bernice and her family were named Scott County Farm Family of the Year. She did all this while being a loving wife and mother of three sons. Bernice had a strong faith in God and lived by the words of Proverbs 3:5-6. She always trusted in God, cherished her family and friends, and encouraged others to always love one another and to do what was right. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Parks Baptist Church with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Thurman Keener, her son Paul, and her brothers Thurston, Harley and Maurice Atchley. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Pat; two sons Ronnie and wife Sherry of Ft. Smith, AR, Brent and wife Cathy of Waldron, AR. She has eight grandchildren, Teresa Waters, Mrk Keener, Brad Keener, Chad Keener, Jacey Little, Justin Keener, Beth Bryant and Sonya Dempsey; and 14 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons Mark, Brad, Chad, Justin and Logan Keener and Sam Waters. Honorary Pallbearers were her granddaughters Teresa Waters and Jacey Little.

Scott County Times
16 February 2005
LEO KEENER

Leo Keener, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a veteran of the Korean War and attended the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Gladys of the home; five sons, Bruce and wife Sherri of Waldron, Larry of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John and wife Michelle of Waldron, H.D. and wife Patti of Needmore, Arkansas and Doug and wife Bobbi of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Lessie Slagle of Y-City, Arkansas, Susie Slagle of Y-City, Arkansas, Nola Pope of Mena, Arkansas, and Bo Fisher of California; two brothers, Hershel Keener of Washington and Dale Keener of Y-City; nine grandchildren, Keith Brown, Donald Brown, Teresa Hardin, Crystal Hardin, Trenton and Taylor Keener, Kaitlin Keener, Many Day and Ryan Brown. Pallbearers were Bob Slagle, Bill Slagle, A.G. Morrison, B.D. Mays, Keith Brown, Donald Brown, Ryan Brown and John David Brown.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
PATRICIA KAYE KEENER

Patricia Kaye Keener of Parks, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born May 5, 1945 to Ed Angel and Edna Marie (Blalock) Angel in Forester, Arkansas. Pat was 67 years and 26 days old. She was a faithful member of Parks Baptist Church for 53 years. She was saved and baptized at the young age of 14. Pat was one of many youngsters baptized in the Fourche River in Parks, Arkansas. Pat was known for her love for her family. She was so proud of each one. Shopping for her grandchildren was her favorite pastime. When the weather was permitting Pat could be found sitting on the front porch in her rocking chair enjoying the sounds of her grandchildren's laughter and giggles as they played close by and she kept a watchful eye on each of them. It could be said that she also enjoyed playing an UNO gave or watching a television show with all of her grandchildren. She loved to share with them about Jesus and how he had blessed her. At times Pat caused a little confusion, she and her identical twin (Linda) both lived in the same area and worked at the same place. It was often funny to see the expressions of strangers as they would do double takes. Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Teresa Waters and husband Sam of Mena, Arkansas; two sons, Mark Keener and special friend Teresa Morris of Parks, Arkansas, Brad Keener and wife Elizabeth of Parks, Arkansas. "Pat" will be forever missed by her grandchildren: Ashley Poe and husband Timmy, Jessica Dozier, Charlye Keener, Haley Keener, Emily Walsh, Hunter Waters, Deagan Keener, Zachary Keener, Taylor Walsh and one great grandchild Jackson Keener. Pat is survived by five sisters, Linda Davis, Elois Young and Louise Willsey all of Waldron, Arkansas, Ann VanDeWeile of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lisa Godfrey of Greenwood, Arkansas; three brothers, Bill Angel of Little Rock, Arkansas, Charles Angel of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Gerald Angel of Paris, Texas; brothers-in-law Ronnie Keener and wife Sherry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and brother-in-law Brent Keener and wife Cathy of Waldron, Arkansas. Pat will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Pat is preceded in death by her husband Paul Keener; parents Ed and Edna Blalock Angel, and two brothers, Joe Angel and Dan Angel. Pat's celebration of life service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Parks Baptist Church in Parks, Arkansas with Rev. Bill Harwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pat's pallbearers will be Ronnie Keener, Brent Keener, Shane Davis, Mac Davis, Chad Henderson and Brad LeMaster. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Godfrey, Garry Davis, Danny Morran and Harvey Combs. Pat's visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Her family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
28 May 2008
VICKIE (SIPES) KEENEY

Vickie (Sipes) Keeney, 70, of Hodgen, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Hodgen, OK. She was born September 9, 1937 in Temple, OK to James and Sadie (Swinford) Sipes. She married Donald Keeney on March 26, 1955 at Stapp, OK. She was a teacher nd a homemaker. She was a member of the Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son James Keeney; two grandchildren, Dustin Keeney and Jessica Mattox; and a great-grandchild, Ashton Mattox. She is survived by two sons, Steven of Stapp-Zoe, OK and Shawn of Hodgen, OK; two daughters, Sandra Lambert of Howe, OK and Sherry Keeney of Hodgen, OK; a brother, Clifford and wife Dee Sipes of Brazoria, TX; two sisters, Lynda Imondi and Sharon Saidi of Oveido, FL, Carolyn and husband Bill Merritt of Casselberry, FL; eight grandchildren and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Pallbearers were Charley Mattox, Preston Mattox, Jeff McKenzie, John Mundy, David "Bubba" Williams and Mark Place. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Chronister, Matt Mundy and Raymond Moholt. Services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church, Stapp-Zoe, OK with Rev. Ed Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Stapp-Zoe Cemetery, Stapp-Zoe, OK. Family will greet friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Friday, May 23, 2008 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
22 July 1998
WINIFRED M. KEIM

Winifred M. Keim, 62, of Waldron died Thursday, July 16, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. She was a secretary. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20 in Pierson Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Diana Moore, of Waldron, Robin Williams, of California and Sammy Keim, of the home; one son, Armin Williams, of California; her mother, Dorothy Newton, of Florida; two sisters: Mary Shoff and Marge Peer, both of Florida.; two brothers: Richard Shoff, of North Carolina and David Newton, of New York; three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jacob Moore, Joshua Moore, Ronnie Nelson, Butch Hannah, Howard Moore and Darrell Peer. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
PAUL KEISMAN

Mr. Melbourn Paul Keisman, age 87, passed away on August 24, 2011 at his residence in Prentiss, MS. A native of Huntington, AR, Mr. Keisman was employed with Southern Natural Gas for 42 years. He was a devoted member of Prentiss United Methodist Church. He served in the US Navy and was a veteran of WWII, an Adjutant of the American Legion and a Mason. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Keisman was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Keisman and daughter, Emily Foret. He is survived by one son, John Keisman and wife Nancy of Luling, LA and one daughter, Ella Lane of Prentiss, MS; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Oran Keisman of Oakvale, MS, Gene Keisman of Clinton Township, MI, David Keisman of Ft. Smith, AR and Jim Keisman of Pocola, OK and one sister, Mary Etta Morey of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Saulters Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss, MS. Interment followed at Brady Cemetery. Rev. Sessions Polk officiated. Pallbearers were Brandon Scott, Buddy Keisman, Bartley Keisman, Mitchell Roberts, Clay Davis, David Fortenberry, Adam Keisman and Marcus Allenbach. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prentiss United Methodist Church, PO Box 494, Prentiss, MS 39473.

The Waldron News
1 August 2001
SHARON GIBSON KELLEBREW

Sharon Gibson Kellebrew, 51, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 in her home. She was a homemaker. The body was to be cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Claud of the home; two daughters, Tina Williams of Waldron, AR and Claudia Cole of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Rita Gibson of Tennessee, Patsy Johnson of Tulsa, OK and Charolette Gibson of Tulsa, OK; two brothers, Everett Gibson and Rex Gibson both of Tulsa, OK; and five grandchildren.

Scott County Times
21 November 2001
ARTHUR KELLEY

Arthur Kelley, 76, of Mansfield died November 19, 2001 in a Fort Smith nursing home. He was a retired superintendent with a sugar refinery and retired from the Orange County School District, a member of Reed Lodge #163 F & AM, and a Shriner. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas. He is survived by 5 sisters, Vera Hayes, Laverne Cialone, Grace Clark all of Fort Smith, Bea Kelley and Marie Wooten both of Mansfield; and one brother Bud Kelley of Dekalb, Texas. Pallbearers were Bob Clifft, Tom Clifft, John Clifft, Eddie Joe Wooten, Jim Wilson and Bruce Whittaker.

The Waldron News
16 February 2011
CATHERINE KELLEY

Catherine Kelley, 76, of Waldron, AR passed from this life Wednesday, February 09, 2011 in a Waldron nursing home. Catherine was born Friday, November 02, 1934 in Heavener, OK to the late Bea Harris and Susie Cox. She was a loving wife and movther, and a cook in many local restaurants. Catherine is survived by one daughter, Roberta Passmore of Waldron, AR; one son, Clarence Lee Kelley of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, Steven Passmore of Waldron, AR, Christopher Hickman of Waldron, AR, Jasper Kelley of Waldron, AR; one great-grandchild, Bryce Passmore of Waldron, AR. Catherine is also survived by two sisters, Caroln Dawson of Mustang, OK, Della Kissler of Van Buren, AR; three brothers, Bud Harris of Bethany, OK, Midge Harris of Heavener, OK, Bob Harris of Heavener, OK. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Kelley, and son-in-law, Kyle Passmore. Catherine's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, AR. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Tink Nix, Keven Kelly, Dennis Duncan, Snuffy Johnston, Carl Lockhart, Benny Bentley. Catherine's visitation was 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
12 October 2011
FRANCES MARLENE KELLEY

Frances Marlene Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in a Waldron nursing home. Frances was born on November 24, 1931 in Loving, Oklahoma to the late James Arthur Simmons and Maudie Bennett Simmons. She was 79 years, 10 months and 12 days old. Frances loved to quilt and to fish when she had the opportunity. But first and foremost was the love she had for her family. She enjoyed being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. The care and compassion she had for them was so obvious when she would speak to them or about them by the gleam in her eyes. Each of Frances family members drew strength from her commitment and dedication to them. Frances will be missed by the host of friends and co-workers she made over her years of service at Black Angus Restaurant in Poteau, Oklahoma and Wooden Rail Restaurant in Heavener, Oklahoma where she was a chef. Frances also spent some time working for a nursing home in Heavener. She then spent many years at what started out as Valmac Tasty Bird and is now Tyson Foods holding many different jobs positions. Frances was a member of Cauthron Baptist Church in Cauthron, Arkansas and later joined the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. Frances leaves behind two sons, James Kelley and wife Dee Dee of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Chris Kelley and wife Lita of Waldron, Arkansas and one son in law Ron Urban and one daughter in law Margaret Kelley both of Waldron, Arkansas. She was blessed with her grandchildren Angel Cabe and husband Jeff, Melarry Wood and husband Jeff, James Kelley and wife Misty, David Kelley, Larry Kelley, Toby Graves and wife LeAnna, Heather King and husband Craig, Ron Urban and wife Brittney Collins, Ashley Kelley, A.J. Kelley, Krista Whitney, Teresa Kelley. Frances also was surrounded by many great-grandchildren, Hayden Deans, Alyvia King, Emma King, Kyler Cabe, Katie Cabe, Tatelyn Wood, Devin Kelley, Daylyn Whitney, Landon Easton, Cindy Kelley, Shelby Kelley, Alex Kelley, Hayden Kelley and Rileigh Kelley. Frances is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Urban, a son Larry Kelley and a grandchild Cynthia Kelley. Frances' memorial visitation was held Saturday, October 8, 2011. A private family interment service will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas at a later date. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 November 2011
GROVER ALLEN KELLEY

Grover Allen Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, November 27, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Grover was born May 29, 1932 in Elwood, Indiana to the late Arzie Kelley and Irene May (Cox) Kelley. Grover spent most of his life in the Indiana area until he decided to relocate to Arkansas around 15 years ago. He was 79 years, 5 months and 29 days old. Grover was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Because of his love for the Lord, Grover willingly volunteered countless house of labor in helping to remodel one church in Indiana and two in Arkansas. Grover was an avid golfer for over 40 years. Of those years, the best times was when Grover would team up with his son, Daniel, and they would play. Together this duo enjoyed more than 15 years of t-time, hitting the greens, and chasing balls. Grover also enjoyed the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. His love of the game brought him to help an untold number of children learn to love the sport during little league times. Grover retired after 40 years from GM Delco-Remy in Anderson, Indiana as a foreman building carburetors for vehicles. Grover leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife since 1951 Wilma Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by two sons, Michael Kelley of Missouri and Daniel Kelley and wife Donna of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Grandpa will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Jennifer Morrison-Kelley of Houston, Texas, Vincent Kelley and wife Erica of Fort Worth, Texas, Uriah Kelley of Anderson, Indiana and Matthew Dukes of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Grandpa will also leave many memories with two great-grandchildren, Samantha Kelley and Brennon Pier and one great great grandchild Elizabeth Ake. Grover is also survived by three brothers, Jack Kelley of Dandridge, Tennessee, Terry Kelley of Elwood, Indiana and Al Bannon of Anderson, Indiana. Grover is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by one daughter, Deborah Kelley, one sister, Barbara Hodson, and one brother, Armond Kelley. Grover's pallbearers will be Dan Kelley, Vincent Kelley, Jack Kelley, Brennon Pier, Harrell Cabe and Bob Driver. Grover's celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Southside Baptist Church with Brother Larry Free officiating. A graveside service will follow in the Elwood Cemetery in Elwood, Indiana. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Grover's visitation will be Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
9 February 2005
JAMES C. KELLEY

James C. Kelley, 80, of Spiro, Oklahoma, was born August 31, 1924 at Cauthron, Arkansas to Jasper Thornton and Lizzie (Bennett) Kelley. He died Saturday, February 6 (sic), 2005 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Juanita of the home; one daughter, Janis Sherrill and husband Jim of Bates, AR; one son, James M. Kelley and wife Joyce of Spiro, OK; two sisters, Martha Peppers of Bates, AR and Doris Webb of Seattle, Washngton; several nices and nephews; six granchildren, Joyce Larkin, Lisa Holbrook, Chris Landrum, John Erkert, Kevin Lippold and Pat McKenzie; and four great-grandchildren, Makala Roland, Jacquline Lippold, Cheyenne Holbrook and James Joseph Kelley. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Zettie Schrader, Magdelene Adams and Loretta Duncan; five brothers, Charlie, Bill, John, M.C. and Jesse Kelley and one grandson, Virgil Wayne Landrum. He was a member of the Baptist faith, of the CC Camp, worked for the Lindale water department for 16 years and was a tile setter for 21 years. He loved to hunt, fish, play the guitar and violin. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at the Mallory Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Walls officiating. Burial will follow in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Spiro. Pallbearers will be James M. Kelley, John Erkert, Kevin Lippold, Pat McKenzie, Haskel Walls and Chris Landrum. Honorary pallbearer will be Wesley Osborne.

Scott County Times
9 February 2005
JESSIE KELLEY

Jessie Ray Kelley, age 77, of Cauthron died Sunday, February 6, 2005 in his home. He was retired from Tyson Foods after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He is survived by his wife, Sonya Kelley of the home; one daughter, Martina Kaye Berns of Texhoma, Oklahoma; one son and daughter-in-law, Kelbin and Natalie Kelley of Waldron; two sisters, Martha Pepper of Bates and Yvonne Webb of Chelan, Washington and 10 grandchildren, Robbie Lea Oldaker, Brenda Kaye Holson, Zachariah Kelley, Jeremiah Kelley, Steven Bundy, Levi Kelley, Eli Kelley, Reggie Bundy, Ty Bundy and Monica Berns. Memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
31 March 2010
LARRY M. KELLEY

Larry M. Kelley, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at his home in Waldron. He was born September 19, 1950 in Waldron, Arkansas the son of Melvin Kelley and Frances Kelley. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and retired from Tyson Foods in Waldron, Arkansas. Larry is survived by his wife of 41 years Margaret Kelley of the home; two daughters, Angel and husband Jeff Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas, Melarry and husband Jeff Wood of Mena, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Kyler Cabe, Katie Cabe and Tatelyn Wood; father, Melvin Kelley and wife Doris of Waldron, Arkansas; mother Frances Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Susan Urban of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, James Kelley of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Chris Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-brother, Wilson Kennedy of Waldron, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. Larry's funeral service was Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Smith and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment was at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Kevin Wright, Buster Scott, Noel Vincent, Tink Nix, Rick Owens, Jim Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Connie Sherrill, Donna McCray, L.D. Powell, Brian Stamps, members of the VFW Post 1345 in Waldron.

Scott County Times
6 August 2003
MYRTLE KELLEY

Cauthron--Myrtle Lou Kelley, 89, of Cauthron, Arkansas died Saturday, August 2, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Cauthron Baptist Church where she served as treasurer & secretary, and widow of John Riley Kelley. Funeral services were held 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 5 at the Cauthron Baptist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by three sons, Melvin & Doris Kelley, Marvin & Bonnie Kelley and Dale & Bertha Kelley all of Cauthron, Arkansas; one half-sister, Jessie D. McDonald of Irvin, Texas; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons & great grandsons.

Scott County Times
13 September 2000
PETE KELLEY

Pete Kelley, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, September 10, 2000 in his home. He was a retired oil field worker, former employee of Hardwood Manufacturing, a Baptist and an avid fisherman. Funeral was held at 2 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Kelley of the home; one daughter Roberta Passmore of Waldron; one son Clarence Kelley of Waldron and daughter-in-law, Sherrie Kelley; two sisters, Martha Pepper of Bates and Youvonne Kelley of Washington; two brothers, J.C. Kelley of Texas and Jessey Kelley of Waldron; 3 grandchildren, Steven Passmore, Jasper Kelley and Christopher Hickman. Pallbearers were James Marlon Kelley, Kelvin Kelley, Don Yandell, Bruce Dorr, Steve Passmore and James Hickman.

The Waldron News
19 August 1998
RUBY KELLEY

Ruby Kelley, 94, of Mansfield, died Monday, August 10 in a local nursing home. She was a retired waitress and a Baptist. Graveside service was on Thursday, August 13 at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Kelley; one sister, Imogene Jenkins, of Puryear, Tennessee; one niece. Pallbearers were Bob Cliff, Tom Cliff, John Cliff, Reginald Seely, Eddie Joe Wooten and Neil Jones. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
21 January 2004
AFTON EARL "POP" KELLY

Waldron--Afton Earl "Pop" Kelly, 88, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday, January 16 at the Kelly Ranch. Born on the Kelly homestead at Tipton, Oklahoma on April 26, 1915, he was the fifth of ten children born to Marion Silas and Mamie Mae Sturgess Kelly. He attended Laing Consolidated School #1 and attended Altus Junior College, Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma A&M, where he graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor's in education. He later received his Master's in administration from Oklahoma A&M. At Altus Junior College he played in the first football game that he ever saw. He had a football scholarship at Oklahoma Baptist University on the university's last team. He then transferred to Oklahoma A&M on a football scholarship where he played on the undefeated Sugar Bowl team of 1946. After graduating from Oklahoma A&M, "Pop" pursued a career in coaching, teaching and school administration. Coach Kelly began the first of five stops in his coaching career at Hennessey. In his final year there his football team lost to Grandfield, 7-0, in the State Championship game. His next stop was at Sayre where his teams won 5 District Titles, reached the Semi-Finals twice and won one State Championship. He was at Snyder for one year and then moved to Sulphur for six years where his team won 1 State Championship in Track. His final coaching job was at Nicoma Park Junior High where he coached for four years. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in 1991. In addition to coaching "Pop" served in school administration for many years and he retired as Assistant Superintendent of Choctaw Public Schools in 1977. He then moved to Waldron, Arkansas where he was a cattleman and community volunteer along with his wife Christine. Afton "Pop" served on the Poteau River Conservation District Board of Directors from 1983-2003. He was Scott County Democratic Party Chairman and was President of the Scott County/Waldron Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the United Methodist Church and the Ouachita Mountain Woodcarvers. Afton's greatest pleasures were spending time with family and friends. He also continued his interest in sports, cattle and carving. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, mother of his two children, to whom he was married for 36 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Norma Christine Brooks, to whom he was married for 27 years, and with whom he built a home place for the Kelly extended family. He also is survived by his son, James Marion Kelly and wife, Mary Ann Gregory, grandsons, Steven Taylor and Scott Gregory of Danville, California, and granddaughter Ann Michelle Kelly Hutton and husband Skott, and their children, Jacob and Skyler of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter Mary Earlene Kelly Parr and husband Mike of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and their son, Richard Michael of Shawnee. Surviving siblings include Geraldine Suiter, Silver Springs, Maryland; Lucile Mitchell, Norman, Oklahoma; Lewis Kelly, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Lamar Kelly of Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by brothers, Orval, Elmo and three infant siblings. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews, the extended Brooks family and many lifelong friends. The family wishes to thank the many wonderful friends of the Waldron community for their love and support, especially during the past three years. They all are pallbearers in spirit. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, the Oklahoma Coaches Association, 308 NE 27th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or the American Cancer Society. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the Waldron United Methodist Church in Waldron under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2 pm to 9 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2004. Family will visit with friends from 2 pm to 4 pm at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2 pm at St. Luke's United Methodist Church at NW 15 and Robinson in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Interment services will follow at Arlington Memory Garden in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
JUANITA M. KEMP

Juanita M. Kemp, 87, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of the Rock Creek Community, passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2007 at the Bud Davis Cemetery near Booneville, Arkansas with interment in the Bud Davis Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Fuenral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by one sister, Geraldine Hall of Barling, AR; 13 nieces and nephews, Jerry Wagoner of Booneville, AR, Larry Wagoner of Mansfield, AR, Sheri Hopkins of Mansfield, AR, Elaine Perez of Nevada City, CA, Pam Holleman of Waldron, AR, Mitchell Wagoner of OR, Stephen Wagoner of OR, Ronnie Travis, Jerry Dale Travis, both of Booneville, AR, John Travis of Magazine, Judy Wiginton of Charleston, AR, Carolyn Isaac and Betty Hamilton both of Illinois; several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Kemp; two brothers, Alfred Wagoner and Howard Wagoner. Pallbearers were Larry Wagoner, Jerry Wagoner, Michael Wagoner, Jacob Hopkins, Jerry Travis and John Travis.

The Waldron News
18 July 2007
THOMAS W. KENISON

Thomas W. Kenison, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, July 13, 2007 in his home. He was a commercial construction worker. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

The Waldron News
15 October 2008
MARY LOUISE (SPRUSIN) KENNAMER

Mary Louise (Sprusin') Kennamer, 69, of Needmore, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 in a Fort Smith, AR hospital. Mary was born in Boles, Arkansas on April 24, 1939, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Sara J. (Scott) Rogers. She was a homemaker, a member of TOPS and a former Campfire Leader. She attended Waldron High School. Mary is survived by three daughters, Terina J. Rogers of Alma, Arkansas, Karen K. Scott of Austin, Texas, Kristy A. Kennamer of Needmore, Arkansas; a son, Kelly W. Kennamer of Van Buren, Arkansas. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Heather J. Corbin, Amber D. Rogers, JMichael W. Kennamer, Emily A. Kennamer, Dylan W. Kennamer, Catherine E. Kennamer; two great grandchildren, Kale E. Yarbrough, Paizlee M. Corbin. Mary is also survived by three sisters, Ruth M. Corbell of Dyer, Arkansas, Bonnie E. Smelley of Longview, Texas, Thelma I. Hall of Y-City, Arkansas; a brother, J.T. Rogers of Johnson Creek, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Roger Dale Rogers, Bud Rogers, John Rogers and Donny Ray Rogers. Funeral service was at Chant Pentecostal Church of God, Y-City, AR at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 11th, with Rev. Herman Woodard officiating with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were JMichael W. Kennamer, Dylan W. Kennamer, Nicholas A. Smith, David A. Pena, Chris D. Williams, Taylon G. Pace, Robert heath and Bradley D. Sneed. Honorary pallbearers were Chad D. Isom, Luke A. Scott, Ben Chronister, Danny W. Lee, Cord Harris.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
DEBORAH GAY KENNEDY

Deborah Gay Kennedy, 51, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Saturday, January 27, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a teacher in Greenwood Elementary School for 30 years. She was also a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by her parents, Elder Calvin and Alice Kennedy of Greenwood, Arkansas; three sisters, Loyce Kennedy of Greenwood, Arkansas, Joyce and Gary Hubble of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jannet and Bobby Brown of Greenwood, Arkansas; one nephew, Tyler Brown of Greenwood, Arkansas; five nieces, Cadie Brown of Greenwood, Arkansas, Carmyn Ray of Conway, Arkansas, Karyn Clifton of Benton, Arkansas [copied as written], grandchildren, Amy Dorsey of Jay, Oklahoma, Ashley Brown of Blue Jacket, Oklahoma, and many loved ones. The funeral was Monday, January 29, 2001 at 2:00 pm at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Gilliam Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bob McKay, Joe Green, John Wayne Boyd, John Green, Larry Goines, and Bryan McKay.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
VIOLA KENNEDY

Viola Marie Kennedy, 96, of Waldron died Wednesday, October 25, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired insurance agent, a Methodist and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Kennedy; one son, Gale Kennedy; her parents, George and Abigail Eberle; and several brothers and sisters. Graveside services were held at 10 am Friday, October 27, 2000 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one grandson and his wife, Wilson and Tanya Kennedy of Waldron and two great grandchildren, Autumn and Logan Kennedy.

The Waldron News
9 November 2011
DONALD HOWARD KERLIN

Donald Howard Kerlin, 73, of Almond died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at his home. Born in Almond, Arkansas on April 6, 1938, he was the son of Howard E. and Mary Alice (Bell) Kerlin. He was a retired truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, caprentry work and playing dominoes. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Concord First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Shirley (Burnett) Kerlin of the home; two sons, Donald H. Kerlin, Jr. of Almond and John R. Kerlin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one daughter, Sherrie S. Pfeifer of Mountain Home; two step-sons, Butch Morgan and Johnny Morgan of Waldron; two step-daughters, Denise Pittard of Albertville, Alabama and Tonya Morgan of Mena; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Gardner of Almond; 18 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at Concord First Baptist Church with Bro. John Wolford officiating. Burial was at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Pallbearers were Richard Sparks, Randy Bishop, Gary Bracey, Jerry Reesor, Kevin Bullard and Harry Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Seville Reed, Darrell Fulbright, Gary Jeffery, Senior Men's Sunday School Class and Dexter White. Memorial contributions may be made to Concord First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 146, Concord, AR 72523.

The Waldron News
25 July 2001
HAROLD DEWAYNE KEY

Harold Dewayne Key, 66, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, July 20, 2001 in his home. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 23, 2001 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by his wife, Noveline of the home; one daughter, Louann Niblett of Huntington, Arkansas; one son, Wayne Key of Murfreesboro, Texas; one sister, Billie Jean Roundtree of Orval, Washington; six grandchildren, Terry, Amanda and Traci Parish, April Renig, Shauna and Ray Key; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Hubert Taylor, Loyd Hattabaugh, Jerald Hattabaugh, Paul Key, John Smith and Donnie Niblett. Honorary pallbearers were the Hattabaugh brothers.

The Waldron News
5 August 2009
NOVELINE "NOVIE" KEY

Noveline "Novie" Key, 69, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009 in her home. She was a homemaker. Noveline is surived by her husband Donald of Mansfield, Arkansas; one daughter, Louann Niblett; one son, Wayne Key and wife Regina of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; five granddaughters, Terry Aguilar, Arianna Parish, April Parish, Tilaci Parish, Shauna Key; one grandson, Ray Key; and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Earline Jones; five sisters, Sue Hobbs, Jessie Steiner, Evonne Chase, Becky Tredwell and Sherry Smith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Key; father Robert T. Jones, and one brother. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church, with burial at the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Hattabaugh, Herbert Taylor, Sam Maxwell, John Taylor, Steve Hattabaugh and Jerold Hattabaugh.

The Waldron News
17 December 2008
IMOGENE KILGORE

Graveside services for Imogene Kilgore, 88, of Wills Point was scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at Pearson (Hawcreek) Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Allen Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. She passed away Thursday afternoon, December 11, 2008 in a Wills Point nursing home. Imogene was born August 21, 1920 in Waldron, Arkansas, the daughter of Algie Bennett and Pearlie Meredith Bennett. She attended school in Waldron. Imogene loved to cook and at one time, she owned/operated Hollywood Lunch in Steubenville, Ohio. She moved to Wills Point in 1999. She filled her life with church activities, knitting, crocheting and tatting. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by one daughter Saundra Kay Smith and husband Paul of Celina, Ohio, four granddaughters, Isabella Smith of Celina, Ohio, Vanna McCarter of Topeka, Kansas, Glenda Ashley of Charleston, Arkansas, Laura Oldham of Topeka, Kansas, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one son-in-law Stephen M. Morran and present wife Shirley of Wills Point. She is preceded in death by parents Algie and Pearlie Bennett, husband Perry Kilgore, brother Archie Bennett, three sisters Ethel B. Lawerence, Eunice Butler, Doshia Butler and most recently daughter Lois J. Morran.

The Waldron News
19 February 2003
BENJAMIN F. KILLION, JR.

Benjamin F. Killion, Jr., 67, of Fayetteville, died Monday, February 10, 2003 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born November 26, 1935 in Waldron, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin F. Killion, Sr. and May Hicks Killion. He was retired from the University of Arkansas as a System Computer Programmer III after 40+ years of service. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mildred Karnes Killion; a daughter, Lucrecia Ann Byford and her husband, Quincey Byford of Springdale; a brother, Roy Killion of Green Forest, AR; a sister, Esther Wagner of Waldron, AR and several nieces and nephews. Service was at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial was at Karnes Cemetery in West Fork. Memorials may be made to Karnes Cemetery Association, 14925 Woolsey Rd., West Fork, AR 72774.

The Waldron News
28 April 2004
JIM KIMREY

Jim Kimrey, 70, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, April 25 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma. He was owner of Kimrey Insurance Company for the past nine years, LUTC graduate, Insurance Company District Manager for Pyramid Life for three years, and Associated Directors Senior Services Manager for 11 years. He was past president of the Arkansas Cable Television Association, past president of the Lion Club of Magnolia, Ark., past president of the Salvation Army Service Unit in Magnolia, and a member of Who's Who in the Southwest. He was a Master Mason, 32nd degree, member of the Columbia Lodge #82 F&AM, Magnolia, Ark., and York Rite. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean War serving as a S/Sgt. in the 180th Infantry. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, one Bronze Campaign Star, the Occupation of Japan Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon, and the Korean Service Medal presented by the President of South Korea. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 28 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown. He is survived by his wife Betty Hicks Kimrey of the home; one son, Greg Kimrey of Hamburg, AR; three daughters, Dyan Kimrey of Arp, Texas, Kelly Franklin of Hope, AR and Kim Lang of Rowlett, TX; one brother, Ron Kimrey of Port Saint Lucie, FL; one sister, Carol Vandeveer of Ada, OK; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Brandon Sharp, Roy Sharp, Mike Sanders, Brandon James Richmond, Garrett Houston Franklin and Braxton Kyle Franklin.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
DOROTHY MARIE KINARD

Dorothy Marie Kinard, 75, died February 4, 2009 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Harris of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and Linda Cope of Ft. Smith; three sons, Elmer Kinard of Ft. Smith, Allen Kinard of Ft. Smith and Kenneth Kinard of Ft. Smith; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. A memorial service was held Monday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Southside Full Gospel Church, 5133 South 32nd Street in Fort Smith.

The Waldron News
14 January 1998
JAMES FRANKLIN KING

James Franklin King, 88, of Mansfield died Friday, January 9 in his home. He was a farmer and a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents Ira and Bertha (Barnard) King, three brothers, one son, Jerry, one granddaughter, Rosemary and one grandson, Mark. Funeral service were at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13 in Mansfield Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Rosa, of the home; two daughters and son-in-laws: Anita and Ray Hungerford, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Connie and James Houck, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; two sons and daughter-in-laws: James and Elizabeth King, of Mansfield and Bryan and Alinda King, of Houston, Texas; one daughter-in-law: Donna King, of Beverly, Kent.; two sisters: Mary Marble, of Norman, Oklahoma and Beulah Dalton, of Burlington, Texas; three brothers: Harley King and Marion King, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Ira Lee King, of Mesa, Arizona; special family: Eddy, Roger and Pat; several nieces, nephews and friends, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 November 2000
NANCY LOU KING

Nancy Lou King, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 31, 2000 in her home. She was a member of Assembly of God and preceded in death by one daughter, Shelby Kay Young. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Scott County under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Gatewood of Gravois Mills, MO, Donna Young of Waldron, AR and Linda Duncan of Gravois Mills, MO; four sons, William Young of Waldron, AR, Russell Duncan of Liberty, MO, Carl Duncan of Parkville, MO and Ron Duncan of Kansas City, MO; three sisters, Mary Creek of Waldron, AR and Ruby Conwell and Wilda Dawson of Osceola, MO; three brothers, Leonard Bloom of Waldron, AR, Phillip Bloom of Fort Smith, AR and Thomas Bloom of Oxnard, CA; thirteen grandchildren.

The Waldron New
14 October 1998
ROSA BELLE MARBEL KING

Rosa Belle Marble King, 89, of Mansfield, died Oct. 8, 1998 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank King. Funeral service is set for 2 p.m., Oct. 12, at Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Hungerford of Las Vegas, Nevada and Connie Houck of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; two sons, James King of Mansfield and Bryan King of Houston, Texas. Special family includes Eddie, Roger, and Pat. Also, 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are the grandsons.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
VELMA E. KING

Velma E. King, 87, of Waldron died Jan. 15, in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Graveside service was at 4 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Square Rock Cemetery with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include her granddaughter, Valta Sexton of Fort Smith; one brother, Lyle Parker of California. Viewing was from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 16.

Scott County Times
6 November 2002
MILTON DOUGLAS KINGERY

Hartford--Graveside services for Milton Douglas Kingery, 69, of Hartford will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 2 pm at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Kingery died Sunday, November 3, 2002 at his home. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Kingery of Koshkonong, Missouri; a step-daughter, Rhonda Spreudels of Koshkonong; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Kingery of Koshkonong; his mother, Lois Dart of Hartford; two sisters, Joyce Fesler of Belford, New Jersey and Erma Ellison of Hartford; and a grandson, Keegan Kingery of Koshkonong. Pallbearers will be Lynn Ellison, Doug Ellison, Bruce Ellison, Tom Milam, Lloyd McFerren and Wes Milam.

The Waldron News
23 July 2008
LOIS CLAIRENA KINKADE

Rogers, AR - Lois Clairena Kinkade, 61, of Rogers died July 13, 2008 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. She was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Oregon to Wilford Marcum and Alice Trenholm. She was preceded in death by two sons, V.J. Napier and Richard Napier. Survivors include her husband, Jack Kinkade of the home; a son, John Napier of Waldron; two daughters, Judi Johnson of Robers and Lisa Meusel of Little Rock; a sister, Lorrie Rogers of Tampa, Fla; a brother, Keith Cordell; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Lowell Assembly of God. Arrangements were by Rollins Funeral HOme in Rogers.

The Waldron News
27 November 2013
EARL KINSEY

Avery Earl Kinsey age 94 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at his home. He was born April 7, 1919 at Carden Bottoms, AR to the late Benjamin Franklin and Linnie Robison Kinsey. He attended the Slaty Crossing Freewill Baptist Church and loved farming his cattle and teaching all his grandkids how to ride horses and going to rodeos. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille Kinsey; two granddaughters, Marilyn Annett Wilcox and Darlene Moore; one grandson, Mark Wallace; four brothers, O.L. Kinsey, Gene Kinsey, Vaughn Kinsey and Norban Kinsey; one sister, Margaret Bour. Survivors include one son, Bob Kinsey and wife Pat of Dardanelle; two daughters, Pat Wallace of Waldron, Janet Lewis and husband Dewey Joe of Dardanelle; one brother, Raymond Kinsey of Utah; three sisters, Mary Rose Burks of Hot Springs, Patsy Ruth White and husband Larry of Cecil, Wanda Damazio of Mt. Ida; ten grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren and twenty nine great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Denver Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation was held Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the chapel. Pallbearers were Bucky Talley, Josh Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Jeffery Tackett, Jeremy Metcalf, Dustin Wallace, James Avery Ennis. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Wilcox, Kenny Biggs, David Traffanstedt, Jerry Bob Metcalf, Kenny Hedrick, Billy Wallace and the nurses of Arkansas Hospice. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
JAMES ROBERT KINSEY

James Robert (Sale Barn Robert) Kinsey, 53, of Waldron, AR passed from this life Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Waldron. Robert was born Wednesday, July 31, 1957 in San Jose, CA to James Leon Kinsey and Myrtle Zelma Kinsey. He was employed at the Waldron Livestock Auction for many years and was known by many of his friends by "Sunshine." Robert is survived by his mother Myrtle Kinsey of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Pugh of Fayetteville, AR, Judy Lynn Kinsey of Marshall, AR; three brothers, John Lee Kinsey of Elkins, AR, Samuel Leon Kinsey of Fayetteville, AR, David Kinsey of Fayetteville, AR. James is preceded in death by his father, James Leon Kinsey, and a brother, Alfred Ray Kinsey. Robert's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Leroy Bass and Brother Grady Parker officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Jerry Duran, Donnie Scantling, Caleb Free, Daniel Free, Butch Morgan, Danny Bass. Honorary pallbearers will be Waymon Hunt, Jerry Beaty, Ed Shephard, Junior Franklin, Joe Boy Brown. Robert's visitation was 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. His family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

The Waldron News
22 October 2008
HAZEL KIRK

Hazel Kirk, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by two sons, Tommy Kirk and wife Joyce of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wayne Kirk of Euless, Texas; one daughter, Irma Brown and husband Bob of Waldron, Arkansas; niece and nephew, Gene and Edna Spencer, nephew Donnie Powers, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde Kirk and one great-grandson, Kory Dedmon. Funeral service was 10:00 am Monday, October 20, 2008 at the Cauthron Methodist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Roger Sparks, Kenneth Ray Nevills, Trever Jordan, Kirk Dedmon, Keith Dedmon and Seth Allen.

Scott County Times
24 March 2004
DAIRL DAVID "BUD" KITCHENS

California--Dairl David "Bud" Kitchens, 82, of Riverbank, California passed away Saturday, February 21, 2004 at Evergreen Rehabilitation Care in Modesto, California. Bud was a native of Gravelly, Arkansas and lived in Riverbank for 52 years. He retired as owner of several grocery stores in the Modesto and Ceres, California area. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting coon, bear and squirrel. He also enjoyed fishing and was truly at home in the outdoors. He attended Gravelly and Fouche Valley schools where he played basketball. In his last year at Fouche Valley High School his basketball team won the district tournament. He played baseball at Forester for many years. While living in California in the 1970s he was a dedicated coach for the Red Shield softball program and lead his team to many championships. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Kitchens of Riverbank; children, Dairl Kitchens, Jr. of Stevinson, California and Deloris Ann Kitchens of Riverbank; grandchildren, Harold Kitchens and Dairl Kitchens both of Modesto, California; great grandchildren, Danielle Kitchens and DJ Kitchens both of Modesto, California; two brothers, Gaylon Kitchens of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Frank Kitchens of Springdale, Arkansas; and three sisters, Estelle Wilson of Danville, Arkansas, Margaret James of Gravelly and Jo Parker of Waldron. Mr. Kitchens was preceded in death by his parents, LA "Mug" and Bertha Kitchens; and a brother, Lewis Andrew Kitchens, Jr. Visitation was held at the Lakewood Chapel, Hughson, California. Graveside services were held at the family plot at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California.

The Waldron News
20 November 2013
LAVIDA KLASSEN

Lavida Klassen of Heavener, OK passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR at the age of 84. Lavida was born in Coaldale, AR. She was of the Assembly of God faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora Klassen; 1 son, Michael Klassen; 2 sisters and 4 brothers. She is survived by 2 daughters, Veronica Billings and Nicole Klassen, both of Heavener, OK; 2 brothers, Phillip Ritter and wife Louia Mae of Dardanelle, AR; Clifford Ritter and wife Nina of Coaldale, AR; 3 sisters-in-law, Wanda Ritter of Plainview, AR; Dorothy Ritter of Ola, AR and Betty Deer of Waldron, AR. Service was Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Memorial Park in Heavener, OK. Arrangements were under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
5 May 2010
THOMAS "TOM" KLUCK

Thomas Samuel "Tom" Kluck, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Tom was born November 27, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to William and Edith Olivia (Murry) Kluck. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war and a rock mason. Tom is survived by one daughter, Jessica Green and her husband Capt. Brian Mathew Green, United States Air Force, of Raleigh, NC; one son, Kris Kluck of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother, Libby Kluck of Edmond, Oklahoma; one sister, Mary Ellen Wadkins of Edmond, Oklahoma; one brother, Richard Kluck of Vian, Oklahoma; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Bryan Kluck and father William Kluck. Tom's memorial service was Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 July 2004
OTTIS L. KNAPP

Ottis L. Knapp left this life at age 72, on July 3, 2004, in his home in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born in Hemphill, Texas October 25, 1931 to Oscar and Edna Knapp. He grew up in Leesville, Louisianna, lived in Beaumont, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had lived in Waldron since 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Arthur and Odis, and one granddaughter, Melodi Knapp. Ottis was retired, after 25 years, from Sun Oil Co. as Transportation Manager and ICC practitioner, past Executive Director for the Waldron Housing Authority, rancher and owner of the Dairy Kreme Restaurant for 18 years. He was Night Coach for Boy's Haven in Beaumont, Texas for 12 years. Ottis is survived by his wife Judy of 27 years, 2 daughters, Martha Jean Knapp of The Colony, Texas and Julie A. Rogers and husband David of Waldron; 3 sons, J. Wade Worthey and wife Cheryl of Carrollton, Texas, Sam L. Knapp and wife Cathy of Fairview, Texas and Jon E. Knapp and wife Suzanne of Waxahachie, Texas; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God and loved his Lord. Reverend Rickey Hunt will officiate the service at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 1:00 pm with interment at Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Fred Copeland, Buzz Morris, J.D. Graham, Jerry Lasiter, Dane Millard and John Sanford.

Scott County Times
10 August 2005
MILDRED KNERR

Mildred J. (Hunt) Knerr, 82, formerly of 614 Greene Street, Boone, Iowa passed away at the Evangelical Free Church Home in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday evening, August 3, 2005. She had been a resident at the Evangelical Free Church Home in Boone, Iowa since April of 2004. She was born on July 15, 1923 in Boone, Iowa the daughter of George and Mabel (Peterson) Nelson. On December 9, 1945, she married Clarence J. Hunt at Paris, Arkansas. On November 24, 1974 she married Earl R. Knerr at Boone, Iowa. Mildred was a 1941 graduate of Boone High School. She worked for T.J. Mahoney as a legal secretary from January of 1941 to 1945. The couple moved to Arkansas in 1945 and returned to Boone in 1950. After her children were grown, she worked for Boone County Abstract and Loan Company for Josephson Brothers as an abstract typist from 1968 to 1978. In 1978 she moved to Ames, Iowa where she was employed by Collegiate Pacific until 1985. Mildred returned to Boone in 1985 and worked at Hawkeye Laundry until her retirement in 1992. She also sold Avon for several years. She was active in the First Evangelical Free Church, WMS, EMS, Business and Professional Women, Cub Scout, PTA, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls and Little League. Mildred enjoyed writing poetry, crocheting afghans and doilies, and loved being busy. She was a devoted mother, loved her family and had many friends. Her parents, husband Earl Knerr in June of 1983, 2 sons, Gary Hunt in December of 1995, Terry Hunt in September of 1999, and 1 brother, Roy Nelson preceded her in death. Survivors include 2 daughters, Debra Holmes and her husband Bill of Casey, Iowa, Barb Clay and her husband Mike of Boone, Iowa, 3 sons, James Hunt and his wife Pattie of Glendale, Arizona, Roger Hunt and his wife Carol of Waldron, Arkansas, Jerry Hunt and his wife Yukiko of San Diego, California, 2 daughters-in-law, Carol Hunt of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Teresa Hunt of Boone, Iowa, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Earl Nelson and his wife Dorothy of Davenport, Iowa, 1 sister, Irene Young of Hickory, North Carolina and former husband Clarence Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas. Graveside services with interment were held Saturday morning, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, Iowa with Rev. Ron Honson officiating. Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
3 April 2002
WOODROW WILSON KNIGHT

Woodrow Wilson Knight, age 85, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002 in Murfreesboro. He was born November 23, 1916 in Edgar County, Illinois, to the late Frances Marion Knight and the late Nellie Bessie Emrick Knight. He was united in marriage to Margaret Helen Soots. Mr. Knight served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a farmer by profession. Mr. Knight was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. He is survived by one step-daughter, Eva Robertson; one step-son Russell Lewellen; one grandson, Christopher Lewellen; one granddaughter, Crystal Dawn Marshall; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Memorial services are pending.

The Waldron News
29 April 2009
YVONNE DREWREY KNOPP
June 27, 1917 - April 21, 2009

Yvonne Drewrey Knopp of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Mansfield, AR was born June 27, 1917 and went to be with her Lord on April 21, 2009. She was a retired nurse and veteran of WWII, served at AN General Hospital, 66th WAC Hospital Corps, Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was a member of the Mental Health Association of Harrison County, the Retired Officer's Association of Harrison County, MS, the Retired Officer's Association of KAF Base, the American Legion Post #119, Gulfport, the Gulport Garden Club, where she served as Devotional Chairman, Member at Large of the WAC Association and Past Member of WAC Association Chapter 65, Gulfport, AARP. She was a Catholic and a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Gulfport, MS. She left Tulsa in 1979 to retire with her husband, Lt. Commander Charles L. Knopp, who preceded her in death July 17, 1990. She is survived by her son, Bob E. Ernst and his wife Loetta of Tulsa, OK and a host of relatives and friends. Graveside services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2009 in the Freedom Cemetery, which is located at the foot of the Ouachita Mountains in Scott County, Arkansas, next to her husband, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
ROBERT PAUL KNOX

Robert Paul Knox, 78, of Hot Springs, died October 23, 2006 in a local hospital. He was born June 24, 1928 at Royal, to William O. and Lillie Mae Ammon Knox. He was a member of the Four-Square Pentecostal Church and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Bobbie & Doug Brown; a son & daughter-in-law, Jimmy & Daphne Knox all of Waldron; two sisters & one brother-in-law, Frankie Herron and Carolyn & Laro Heaton, of Hot Springs; two brothers, Bert Knox of Texarkana and Carl Smith of Hot Springs; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Howerton Cemetery in Bonnerdale, with Bro. Stacy Sanders Officiating. Gross Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
FLOYIE SUE KOPF

Floyie Sue Kopf, 64, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died Jan. 5 in her home. She was of the Assembly of God faith. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Jan. 7, at the Central Assembly of God Church with Rev. Paul Graves, Sr. and Rev. Charles Cozart as officiant of celebrant, with burial at Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Survivors include her husband J.M. "Jack" Kopf of Hot Springs; parents, Baxter & Atha Mae Starr of Hot Springs; two sons, Jerry and Chris Kopf of Radford, Virginia, Randy Kopf of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Debra Sue Kopf of Hot Springs; one brother, Wayne Starr of Alexandria, Arkansas; one grandson, Jon Kopf and one granddaughter, Jennifer Kopf. Pallbearers were Robert Gossage, Trent Speers, Charlie Dunnavant, Karl Smith, Ben Brown, and Paul Graves, Jr. Memorials can be made to Levi Hospice, 300 Prospect Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.

The Waldron News
21 February 2007
MRS. BETH KOPROVIC

Mrs. Beth Koprovic, 64, of Fort Smith passed away Monday, February 12, 2007 in Crested Butte Colorado. She was born May 30, 1942 in Waldron, Arkansas to Grady and Daisy Rice. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was co-owner of Butler & Cook, Inc. and Kopco, Inc. A long-time member of First Baptist Church, where she was dedicated to the children's and youth ministry for more than 30 years, as well as serving on various church committees. She was also a member of the Sebastian County Republican Women. She was incredibly generous, and while she never sought the limelight, she devoted her life to caring for and helping other people. She will be missed by all. She made us smile. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Fort Smith with burail at the U.S. National Cemetery at 12:00 noon Monday, February 19, 2007 under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She was survived by her husband Chester of the home; two daughters, Mary Beth Koprovic of Fort Smith and Jennifer and her husband Buddy Ashcraft of Fort Smith; two sons, David Koprovic and his wife Christy of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Toby Koprovic and his wife Monica of Rudy; two sisters, LaJune Hatley of Fort Smith and Patsy Starr of Sallisaw; one brother, Grady Terrall Rice of Van Buren; nine grandchildren: Aaron, Kyle and Logan Koprovic all of Rudy; Ryan, Stephen and Justin Ashcraft, Brittney, Brigitte and Bethany Koprovic all of Fort Smith. Family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jack Vincent, Dan Gray, Tom Kennon, Fred Poore, Keith Peterson and David Potts. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Kopco., Inc. and Butler and Cook. She was preceded in death by her parents Grady and Daisy Rice and a niece, Elizabeth Frazier. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Preschool Department, 1400 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 or the Gregory Kistler Center for Children, 3304 South M Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903.

Scott County Times
21 April 2004
EMEIL CARL KRUSE

Waldron--Graveside services for Emeil Carl Kruse were held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Sehorn Cemetery followed by burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Emeil Carl Kruse, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired cotton farmer and a protestant. He is survived by four sisters, Martha Weeda of St. George, Utah, Thelma Cahill of Prescott, Arizona, Pauline Armstrong of Coolidge, Arizona, and Elizabeth Miller of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Henry Kruse of Florence, Arizona. Pallbearers were Harley McCurry, Dan Brown, Nathan Brown, Daniel Taylor, Ronnie Nelson and Perry Boyd.

The Waldron News
30 October 2002
MRS. ROCHELLE KULP

Mrs. Rochelle Kulp of Y-City, Arkansas died peacefully in her home Tuesday, October 22, 2002. She was born September 3, 1940 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Her age being 62 years, 1 month and 19 days. Mrs. Kulp was the daughter of the late William Lahr ad the late Alverda Lucas Lahr. She was united in marriage to Rev. Ben Kulp of Wayside Chapel. She graduated from Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and in 1964 received her BSN in nursing. Much of her nursing career was spent with Mena Medical Center where she was much appreciated and admired for her love, dedication, generosity and service to others. It was part of her nature to "be there" for anyone in need of assistance; especially the lonely, sick and elderly. She was sensitive and special, never overlooking the smallest detail for the comfort and pleasure of those she served. Cleaning, cooking, physical and nutritional assistance and advice, therapy, counseling, listening, prayer...these were just a few of the ways in which she ministered to others. Thoroughly familiar with the Word of God, she offered counsel and comfort to hurting, struggling people. She always served willing and cheerfully as unto the Lord, giving Him the glory. Never bringing attention to her own needs or suffering, she put others' needs first. Rochelle will always be remembered for her undying love, special dedication, sacrificial service, intercessory prayer on behalf of others, and most of all for her devotion and faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Ben Kulp of Y-City, AR; one brother, Roger Lahr of Bally, PA; two sisters, Irene Ossman of Gilbertsville, PA and Karen Saul of Douglasville, PA; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26 in the Wayside Chapel with Rev. Gene Vincent officiating. Interment was in the Chant Cemetery under the direciton of Hall Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Roger Lahr, Fred Saul, David Kulp, Joe Marrone, Peter Herr & Michael Hawley. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Ossman and Johnny Sexton.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
JACQUELINE SUE BASS KUSHMAUL

Jacqueline Sue Bass Kushmaul, 56, of White Hall, died Saturday, June 14, 2000 in Little Rock. She was born August 23, 1943 in Malvern to Forney and Mary Ainsworth Bass. She graduated from Malvern Schools in 1961. She was a 1965 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and obtained her Masters Degree from Henderson State University. She was a first grade teacher at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Arkansas and a member of White Hall United Methodist Church. Teaching her first grade elementary students was what she loved to teach the most. She taught college level Economics to teachers through a program at UALR, Henderson State University and UAPB. She is survived by her son, John Charles Kushmaul of White Hall; her daughter, Pamela Kushmaul of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two grandchildren, Katie and Dottie Kushmaul of Salt Lake City. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 19 at White Hall Methodist Cemetery with Brother Rob Walker officiating. Burial will be by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. Memorials may be made to the White Hall United Methodist Church, 300 Church Street, White Hall, Arkansas 71602 or to the Arkansas Children's Hospital/Cancer Research, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
LOUISE SILVEY KUYKENDALL

Louise Silvey Kuykendall, 74, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, May 18, 2007 in a local hospital. She was former owner/operator of Kuykendall Day Care Center. She attended the Abbott Baptist Church and was awarded the Mother of the Year award two years in a row by Governor Clinton and was preceded in death by her husband H.K. Kuykendall. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. She is survived by her best friends/sister-in-law, Delores Burris of Fort Smith; sisters-in-law, Mary Garriffo and Marilyn Kuykendall both of Fort Smith and Grace Thorburge of Muldrow, OK; two sons, Robert Kuykendall and wife Lisa of Fort Smith, Henry Kuykendall and wife Julie of Fort Smith; one sister, Linda Wimberly and husband Charles both of Van Buren; four brothers, Charles Silvey, Roy Silvey and wife Debbie, Robert Silvey and wife Anna all of Waldron, AR, Ronnie Silvey and wife Carla both of Booth, AR; two grandchildren, Candice McAllister of Ft. Smith and Kristen McMillion of Ft. Smith; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles, Ronny, Roy Lynn & Robert Silvey, Charles Wimberly and Jim Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Presson, Mark Kuykendall, R.V. Kuykendall, Rick Kuykendall and John Thornburg.

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