SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2013
SURNAME "L"

The Waldron News
17 September 2008
JOHN PAUL LACEFIELD

John Paul Lacefield, 63, died Sunday, August 17, 2008 in an ATV accident near his home and farm in Porter, Oklahoma. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Sidney Elizabeth Lacefield, an honor student at North Eastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, his mother, Treva McCraw Lacefield, his aunt Wanda McCraw Holbert and husband Tom Holbert all of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his aunt Imodel Hawkins Franklin and husband Thurman Franklin of Parks, Arkansas, an uncle Jack Hawkins and wife Patsy of Forrest City, Arkansas, and a half sister, Lisa Lacefield Haas of California, and many cousins who will cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by his father Paul Lacefield and his grandparents Wade and Liz McCraw and Nellie Lacefield Hawkins and Sterling Lacefield. John was born January 18, 1945 at Parks, Arkansas and truly his heart never left those hilly farms, rivers and creeks where he spent his childhood and growing up years. He was baptized in the Fourche River below the Steel Bridge and joined the Parks Baptist Church. John graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa and received his BSE and MSE and Specialist degrees from North Eastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He taught at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa for 16 years during which time he spent all his spare time meticulously building a dairy farm in Porter. That immaculate, state of the art Blue Ribbon Dairy later won state and national honors in the American Jersey Dairy Association and was the subject of magazine articles and television documentaries. John also took great pride in raising quality alfalfa hay which he fed his cattle and horses and sold to many returning customers including the Tulsa zoo. His love of nature and the outdoors was expressed in his lifestyle and the collection of paintings and prints throughout his home. He enjoyed gardening and always had an assortment of animals on his farm which at his death included cows, horses, chickens, many crowing roosters, peacocks, cats and a miniature mule named Jose. He was not much of a hunter, just mainly a grateful appreciator. The last twelve years of his life he took good care of his daughter, raised beef cattle and hay, rode and tended his horses, and worked for Blue Bell Creamery Company in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. John never did think he needed much sleep. At the memorial service held for John at the First Baptist Church in Porter where he was a member, his neighbors and co-workers came to the microphone one by one and spoke of their love for him, his unique and colorful personality, his big capacity for love, his powerful energy, his great smile and explosive laughter and temper, and how bad they were going to miss him. One neighbor said she never feared for herself or her property because John Lacefield was her neighbor. This obituary has been written in this manner because his family wanted the friends and loved ones of his dear Scott County to know about his life and because Johnny would want his childhood freinds, young and old, to know how much his growing up years with you meant to him. He treasured the memory of his grade school at Parks, those friends which he roamed the countrysides with, hoed corn and hauled hay with, those he went to school with and played ball with in Waldron, and the friends he played Little League baseball with and which he was constantly reminded of by his Little League Pitcher's arm and shoulder. He had asked for his ashes to be spread on the hills of his childhood home. His family would like to thank you for your kind remembrances and sympathy. Heaven is looking better all the time.

The Waldron News
3 March 1999
DANIEL JOSEH LACKEY, JR.

Daniel Joseph Lackey, Jr., 28, of Boles, died February 21, 1999 in Needmore. He worked for a chicken catch crew for Tyson Industries. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 in the Ouachita Mountains Missionary Baptist Mission with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include his wife, Chaunte, of the home; two sons: Austin and Clayton of the home; his mother, Cassandra Mitchell of Waldron; paternal grandmother, Doris Lackey, of Independence, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Lillian Carter, of Kansas City, Missouri; maternal grandfather, Arvil Carter, of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Jody Mitchell of Waldron and Dona Lackey of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Victor L. Lackey III of Boles. Pallbearers were Michael W. Pickens, Dennis McCullum, Joseph L. Carter, Joseph L. Carter II, Jamie L. Carter, Victor H. Carter III, Arvil J. Carter. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
28 July 2004
MAE BELL LACY

Waldron--Graveside services for Mae Bell Lacey, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in the Boothe community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mae Bell Lacy passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was the widow of Hubert Lacy and preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Cheek and two grandchildren. Mae Bell Lacy is survived by one daughter, Lois Dedmon of Waldron; three sons, Edmond Lacy of Fort Smith, Halton Lacy of Abbott and Harold Ben Lacy of Tucumcari, New Mexico; one brother, Orbie McDaniel of Dayton, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be David Cheek, Todd Dedmon, Kelly Langley, Jr., James McDaniel, Dale McDaniel and Glen McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Lacy, Bill Glass, Keith Glass and Clyde Hawkins.

The Waldron News
25 June 2008
IDA DARNELL LAFORCE

Ida Darnell LaForce, 80, of Collinsville, Oklahoma passed away Friday, June 13, 2008 in her home. She was a secretary. She is survived by two daughters, Constance Marie Reed and Nancy Joyce Null; one sister, Barbara Fox; two sons-in-law, Brad Reed and Jim Null; four grandchildren, Nickolas Franklin Null, Kira Marie Null, Brian Reed and Honor Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Raymond LaForce. Graveside service was 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Buggy Hill Cemetery with interment at Buggy Hill Cemetery.

The Waldron News
12 May 2010 & 19 May 2010
JOHN Q. LAIRD

John Q. Laird, Jr., 72, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. John is survived by his wife of 50 years Mildred Laird of the home; two sons, John B. Laird and James A. Laird; seven grandchildren, Adriane Iracheta, Jennifer Laird, Jackie Laird, Laura Mendez, Mandy Laird, Anthony Laird and Addison Laird; 3 great grandchildren; sister Doris Darossett; and two brothers Joe Laird and Jim Laird. Funeral services was Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Cedar Creek Church and the interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Tommie Laird, Mike Laird, Randy Bennett, Kris Williams, Brandon Hagar and Nick Hagar. Honorary Pallbearers were Wallace Hill, Frank Hulbert, Jerry Beaty, Russell Mierdin and Roger Holcomb.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
LILLIE MAE (HAWTHORNE) LAIRD

Lillie Mae (Hawtorne) Laird of Y-City, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, March 8, 2013 in Y-City, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Lillie was born January 10, 1918 to James Berry Hawthorne and Ola (Tolleson) Hawthorne in Boles, Arkansas. Lillie was 95 years, 1 month and 26 days old. Lillie grew up in Boles, Arkansas. She was the first to graduate from Boles High School in 1935. She married the love of her life, Garland Laird on November 19, 1937. Together they lived 25 plus years until his passing in 1965. Lillie loved caring for her family and spending time with them. She was of the Baptist faith. Lillie leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Evelyn Howard of Y-City, Arkansas; three sons, Bruce Laird and wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas, Dan Laird and wife Vicky of Waldron, Arkansas, and Carl Laird and wife Donna of Boles, Arkansas. Gran will forever be missed by seven grandchildren, Lisa Laird Webb, Sussannah Stearns, Daniel Laird, III, Jimmy Laird, Debbie Pilger, Robert Hardin and Adam Laird. Lillie Mermaid, as her fifteen great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren called her, will also cherish her memory. Lillie 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. Lillie is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Laird, daughter, Marilyn Laird; parents, James Berry and Ola Hawthorne, a sister, Lucy "Pet" Manley, two brothers, Fred Hawthorne and Ernest Hawthorne. Lillie's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas with Rev. Herman Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Lillie's pallbearers were Billy Richard Rogers, Clarence McConnell, Joe Laird, Glen Dale "Sparky" Sparks, Richard Cagle and Wayne Langley. Lillie's visitation was Monday, March 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Lillie's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers Lillie's family has requested memorials may be made to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, c/o Heriage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
RUBY MURIEL LAIRD

Ruby Muriel Laird, 84, of Cedar Creek, died Friday, July 3, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6 in Cedar Creek Church with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek. Survivors include one daughter, Doris Darosset, of Cedar Creek; three sons: John, Jim and Joe Laird, all of Cedar Creek; one brother, J.C. Hodges, of Elizabeth Town, Kent.; seven grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tom Laird, Mike Laird, Barry Laird, James Laird, Jeff Owens and Todd Gragg. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
BETTY JUNE SYLER LAMBERT

Betty June Syler Lambert, 69, of Gravelly, Yell County, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. Mrs. Lambert was born October 15, 1930 in Hon, Scott County, Arkansas to the late George and Julia Browing Syler. She was the former owner of Lambert Motors in Danville, Arkansas with her late husband, Burvin Lambert. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Elaine Lambert of Nola, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and Noral Stamps of Waldron, Arkansas; one adopted son and wife, Tommy and Lynn Vanoder of Texarkana, Arkansas; one brother, Burl Syler of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; one sister, Martha Grisby of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Brad Stamps, Stacy Laurie, Mary Lynn Mentz, Louis Lambert; two great-grandchildren, Madison Laurie and Ethan Mentz. Services were Friday, May 5, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Jay Hunicutt officiating. Interment was in Reed Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers were Dale Lambert, Tommy Vanoder, Noral Stamps, Brad Stamps, Louis Lambert, and Robert Walker.

The Waldron News
26 October 2011
DALE LAMBERT

Dale Lambert, age 63 of Gravelly passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at his home. He was born January 14, 1948 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Lewis Burvin & Bobbie Eloise Gallimore Lambert. He was President and General Manager of Lambert Motors in Danville and a member of the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Burvin & Betty Lambert and Lois & Herman Gallimore, grandparents Eustus Lee & Mary Ella Gallimore, Lewis A. & Zoda Lambert; sister Phyllis Reed; brother-in-law Gaylon Reed. Survivors include wife of 43 years Elaine Patton Lambert; daughter & son-in-law Mary Lynn & Mitchell Mentz of Danville; son & daughter-in-law Lewis Dale & Rhonda Lambert of Russellville; sister & brother-in-law Janell & Noral Stamps of Waldron; Tommy & Lynn Vanover of Gravelly; grandchildren, Ethan & Laren Mentz; Braden, Jordan and Kaleb Lambert; step-grandchildren Zachary & Kim Adams and Michelle & Morgan Muncy. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Monday, October 24, 2011 at Danville First Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Fryer and J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Burial was at Reed Cemetery in Story. Visitation was held between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers were Lewis Dale Lambert, Mitchell Mentz, Noral Stamps, Brad Stamps, Tommy Vanover, Larry Mitchell and Robert Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Pickens, Brian Cox, Todd Blankenship, Hazel Foster, Johnny Foster and Esther Mayhew. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1015 West Markam Soho Centre Suite K9, Little Rock, AR 72205. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
NETTIE LAMBERT

Funeral services for Nettie Lambert, age 95 of Seminole, Texas were held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ronnie Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Gaines County Cemetery (south). All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. Mrs. Lambert passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole, following a lengthy illness. She was born October 14, 1913 in Frisco, Texas. She married F.E. Lambert on August 1, 1952 in Lovington, New Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was a born called servant, always praying for her family. She was a perfect mother. Less than one month after she married at the age of 39, she became a grandmother and loved it. Every one got a fresh apple cake by mail on their birthday. During World War II, she worked for the defense department testing brakes on the fighter planes. Nettie Lambert is preceded in death by her husband F.E. Lambert in 1999, and by her parents, 6 brothers, 4 sisters and 6 grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers make donations to Assembly of God Church in Seminole, Texas. Survivors include 3 sons, Ernest Lambert and wife Julie of San Angelo, Texas, Randall Lambert and wife Brenda of Snyder, Texas, Glen Lambert and wife Emma of Fayetteville, Arkansas; 6 daughters, Mary Faye Cocks of Powell, Tennessee, Lolene Wagner and husband Carl of Waldron, Arkansas, Betty Fisher and husband Jimmy of Seminole, Texas, Anita Goolsby of Seminole, Texas, Mary Meeks and husband Stan of Chillicothe, Texas; 1 sister, Ollie Clark of Lovingview, Texas; 23 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
17 April 2002
WILLIE DELANE LAMBERT

Willie Delane Lambert, age 81 of Danville, Arkansas died Friday, April 12, 2002 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born October 8, 1920 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late William Overton and Minnie Lee Smith McDaniel. She was a mother, homemaker, caregiver and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Lambert and two sons, Vernon Edwin "Sonny" Lambert and infant son, William Eric Lambert. She is survived by one son, Charles Lambert of Belleville, Arkansas; three daughters, Karen Knaff of Silver Spring, Maryland, Michele Lambert of Olnev, Maryland and Lisa Defoor of Bluffton, Arkansas; one sister, Jamie McGlashan of Fresno, California; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Danville Church of Christ with Brother Walter Golding officiating. Burial was at Reed Cemetery in Story, Arkansas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, Arkansas. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Scott County Times
20 August 2003
MARY LAMEE

Jacksonville--Mary Lynch LaMee, 82, passed away August 11, 2003 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born at home in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Lillie Shoemaker and Earl M. Lynch. She lived in northern Florida most of her life until her husband retired and they moved to her grandparents homestead in Waldron, Arkansas where they resided for many years. In 1999 she moved to Jacksonville and lived there since and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Waldron where she was Ladies Sunday School teacher. She worked in the library but was primarily devoted to her church. Her husband of 47 years, Clyde E. LaMee Sr. passed away on Labor Day in 1988. Survivors include her sons, Clyde E. "Mike" Lamee, Jr. (Mary Lynn), Tom LaMee (Lindy) and Jim LaMee (Eunice), 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in her memory to the Church Library Fund of First Baptist Church in Waldron. Jacksonville arrangements under the care of Hardage- Giddens Hendricks Chapel (904-355-5641). Funeral arrangements by Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
HARLEY RAYMOND LANCASTER

Harley Raymond Lancaster of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Harley was born January 15, 1937 to Hollis Lancaster and Gladys (Kigar) Lancaster in Bible Grove, Missouri. Harley was 75 years, 11 months and 12 days old. Harley was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Harley was an avid bowler, he also loved hunting and fishing. Harley and the love of his life Delores moved to Arkansas from Iowa in 1983. In his spare time when he was not working as a mechanic, he loved working on his land and just being outdoors. Above all Harley loved his family. Harley leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son Dale Lancaster and wife Michelle of Waldron, Arkansas. He will also be forever missed by one granddaughter, Crystal Brown and husband Bobby of Waldron, Arkansas. Harley is also survived by many other friends and loved ones. Harley is preceded in death by his wife Delores Lancaster and one step-son, James Jacob. Harley's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Harley's pallbearers were Dale Lancaster, Guillermo Ozuna, Barry McNat, Thomas Boggess, Willaby Yarber and Jay Muise. Honorary pallbearer was Bobby Brown. Harley's visitation will be Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
24 May 2006
JAMES DEAN LANCASTER

Remembered as a man of deep Christian faith, strong values and keen business sense, James Dean Lancaster, 87, of Gadsden, AL, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006 after a long illness. Funeral services will be at MeadowBrook Baptist Church in Gadsden at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, with burial following in Forrest Cemetery. Pastor Randy Gunter of MeadowBrook will officiate. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marian, of Gadsden; son James (Jimmy) and daughter-in-law Amy of Branson, MO; son Charles and daughter-in-law Robbie of Gadsden; a brother, Robert (Doris) Lancaster of Indianapolis, IN; two grandsons, John (Margaret) Lancaster and Ben Lancaster of Gadsden; and a granddaughter, Blythe Lancaster of Branson. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Beall, Jackie Waldron and Carolyn Waldron of Macon, GA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Leona Lancaster. Lancaster was born Sept. 1, 1918 in South Bend, IN. Lancaster graduated from the University of Notre Dame there and also completed his law degree studies and was later awarded a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from there. Following his education, Lancaster served as an officer in the Air Force during World War II. While stationed at Warner Robins Air Force base near Macon, GA, he met and married Marian Waldron in 1945. After World War II, Lancaster answered a classified ad and went to work at General Newspapers, Inc. in Macon in 1946 as an accounting and legal advisor to the owner of the newspaper. This began a long and successful career in the community newspaper field. General Newspapers moved to Gadsden in 1947 and Lancaster remained in Gadsden for the rest of his life. From 1968 on, Lancaster made additional newspaper investments outside of Alabama and was active in managing those investments up until the time of his illness. In addition, Lancaster also had a long and successful career as a corporate and tax law attorney in Gadsden. In addition to his local legal work, he served as the closing attorney for more than 300 newspaper purchases by other individuals throughout the United States and was known throughout the industry for his talent in this area. In 1987 Lancaster started his own newspaper management company which continues today. He was also involved in numberous real estate developments in the city. The Lancasters were amng the charter members of MeadowBrook Baptist Church. He served his Lord Jesus Christ and church as treasurer and active deacon for more than 42 years. Prior to that, the Lancasters were members of First Baptist Church in Gadsden. Lancaster served as the secretary of the local Exchange Club for more than 40 years. Lancaster was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a great boss and a great friend to many. He will be missed forever by those who knew and loved him. When not working or spending time with his family, he loved to fish and travel. He had a special place in his heart for his church, MeadowBrook Baptist, and for his university, Notre Dame. Special thank you to Dr. Thomas Corley, Pam Giles and the fourth floor and CCU staff at Riverview Regional Medical Center, Gadsden Health and Rehabilitation Center, Monica Bussey, Linda Wright, Linda Hilley and Helen Bobo. Pallbearers will be Brian McDaniel, Johnny Dees, Michael Schuver, Jeff Selsor, Sandy Willis, Jim Matthews, Marvin Grier and Lee Akridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Leach, Kent Henslee, Buford Phillips, Ralph Carlisle, James Stephens, Bud Silvey, Bennett Tucker and all of the deacons at MeadowBrook Baptist Church and all of the employees of the Lancaster family of newspapers. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to MeadowBrook Baptist Church, Big Oak Ranch or Westbrook Christian School. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collier Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden. The family will also receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. at MeadowBrook Baptist Church prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service there.

Scott County Times
9 March 2005
ELNER LAND

Elner J. Land, age 92, of Waldron, formerly of Riverside, California died Sunday, March 6, 2005 in Waldron. She was a retired bookkeeper in the restaurant industry. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George R. Land. She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Miller of California and 5 generations of nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
21 November 2001
EMMA LANE

Emma Ruby Lane, age 63, of Black Fork, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2001 in Fort Smith. She was born in Cove, Arkansas to the late Herbert Otis Bissell and Bertha Caldona Turner Bissell. On August 27, 1955 she was united in marriage to Clifford Lane in Jenkins, Arkansas. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Lane of Black Fork, Arkansas; four daughters, Judy and her husband Jim Schuller and Joan Hill of Mena, Arkansas, Jane and Bobby Seaton of Heavener, Oklahoma and Julie and Freddie Woodral of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Justen and Brenda Lane of Mena, Arkansas, Jeffery Lane of Mena, Arkansas and Joseph Terry and his wife Tina Lane of Black Fork, Arkansas; three brothers, Tom and Joyce Bissell, Sam and Sue Bissell of Mena, Arkansas, Dean and Nellie Bissell of Molalla, Oregon; two sisters, Flora and Kenneth Mannon of Choctaw, Oklahoma and Vay Crump of Rison, Arkansas. She had 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral service was Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the Friendship Baptist Church in Black Fork, Arkansas, with Brother Gene Gullick officiating. Interment followed in the Piney Cemetery in Black Ford under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Pallbearers were Otis Bissell, Teale Bissell, Johnny Bissell, Travis Bissell, Teddy Bissell, Dale Myers, Cary Myers and Ronnie Richardson.

The Waldron News
21 February 2007
JAMES E. LANE

James E. Lane of Waldron, Arkansas passed away December 16, 2006 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Jackie) Lane; daughter, Shirley Lane; granddaughter Sara Larue; great-grandson, Christopher Hoffman all of Redding, CA and Christine Otto; son-in-law, Chris Otto and granddaughter, Stephanie Otto of Fort Myer, VA; one sister, Reba Black of Waldron, AR; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, James Elvie Lane, Jr. Jim (Elvie) was born at Beauchamp, AR on April 7, 1929 to Wash and Ollie Lane. He lived in Scott County until 1956 when he, along with his wife and son, moved to California. Also, while in California his daughters were born. Jim and family moved to Humbolt County in 1963. He worked as a logger in the big redwoods until his retirement in 1992. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved woodworking. He is going to be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The Waldron News
27 December 2006
JAMES ELVIE LANE

James Elvie Lane, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 16, 2006 at his home in Waldron. He was a logger and timber worker. The family had a memorial service Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. in their home at 1254 Randel Street in Waldron, Arkansas. Obituary submitted by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
27 February 2008
JOHNNIE W. LANE, SR.

Mr. Johnnie W. Lane, Sr., age 49, of Mena, Arkansas passed away February 18, 2008 in Hot Springs. He was born July 24, 1958 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Rex Lane and the late Juanita Shores Lane. He was united in marriage to Edith Kirkendoll. He worked for Tyson Foods in Waldron and was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Edith Lane; sons, Dustin Lane, Cody Lane, Johnnie Lane, jr. and wife Ammanda, Ronnie Lane and wife Lillian, and Timmy Lane; daughter, Delta Lane and husband Brian; brothers, Jimmy Lane, Jessie Lane and Jerry Lane; sisters, Jannel Lane and Jecquita McCraven; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Juanita Lane, and a brother, James Lane. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Millard Smith officiating. Interment followed at Piney Cemetery at Blackfork under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bobby Kirkendoll, Andy Yandell, Clint Yandell, Jerry Higgins, Ricky McCravens, Wendell Lane and Richard Kirkendoll, Jr.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
STEVEN FRANKLIN LANE

Steven Franklin Lane, 41, of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, November 19, 2010 in his home. Steven was born February 20, 1969 in Jackson, Tennessee to Robert E. Lane and Margaret Louise (Duncan) Lane. He loved hunting, playing golf, and most of all loved his grandchildren. Steven is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lane of the home; three daughters, Chanada Lebrook Self and husband Darrell Deawayne of Waldron, Arkansas, Bethany Taff of Mena, Arkansas, Shawna Jett of Boles; three sons, Michael Tyler Lane of Waldorn, Arkansas, Dustin Chynnee Reynolds of Waldron, Arkansas, Drake Levi Williams of the home; three grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Dakota Sean Taff, Kaitlynn Sue Jett. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lane of Mena, Arkansas, and Louise Butler of Jackson, Tennessee; two sisters, Barbara Ann Settle of Maryland, Tammy Kay Taylor of Jackson, Tennessee; and one brother, Robert P. Lane and wife Tammy of Mena, Arkansas. Steven's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Steven's pallbearers were Donald Smith, Ray Carterby, Brady Arrington, Michael Lane, Jeff Williams and Gary Self. Honorary pallbearers will be Benji Ates, Dustin Reynolds and Eric Thompson. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
4 April 2012
BONITA SUE LANGLEY
In Memory of our Mother:

You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, so much grace, and full of love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, your smile was the sunshine through all of your days. You are gone but not forgotten, and although we are apart, your spirit lives within us forever in our hearts. Bonita Sue Langley of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, March 30, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Bonita was born December 30, 1939 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Grace Ballard and Pat Richmond. She was the youngest of 4 siblings. Bonita was 72 years and 3 months old. She was a devout Christian with the heart of a servant, and an active member of Waldron First Church of the Nazarene. On January 9, 1954 Bonita married the love of her life, Kelly Langley. Bonita was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and homemaker. She was known for her beautiful smile and sweet disposition. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, gardening and maintaining her home. She was a rock of support to all who knew her, and the anchor of her family. The legacy of her life remains through her children and grandchildren, a precious legacy that will be forever preserved in loving memories. Bonita is survived by her husband of 58 years, Kelly Langley of the home; one daughter, Karen Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Kelly Langley, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas and Richmond Langley and wife Kristi of Greenwood, Arkansas. Gran will forever remain a precious memory to her grandchildren, Nicole Tull and husband Dave, Jeremy Hunt and wife Kansas, Bryce Langley and Brant Langley. Gran has also touched the lives ofher great-grandchildren, Dylan Self, Dakota Tull, Caleb Tull, Logan Tull, Brady Hunt, Caden Hunt and Kayleigh Hunt. Bonita will also be missed by three sisters, Verla Bullock of Waldron, Arkansas, Patricia Frost of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Janice Hardin of Waldron, Arkansas.Bonita is also survived by her step mother, Lucille Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas and many nieces, nephews and loved ones who will feel her absence. Bonita is preceded in death by not only her parents but one brother Pat Richmond, Jr. and one son-in-law, Jerry Hunt. Bonita's celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 3, 2012 at Waldron First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Frederick officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bonita's ;all bearers were Steve Hattabaugh, Tracy Epperson, James Bray, Bryce Langley, Dakota Tull and Jeremy Hunt. Bonita's visitation was 12.00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Bonita's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
16 September 2009
DELMER (DEL) D. LANGSTON

Delmer (Del) D. Langston, 83, resident of Blanchard, Idaho, passed away Aug. 30, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Post Falls, Idaho. Del was born March 23, 1926 in Waldron, Ark. to Thomas and Annie Langston. He and his wife Ruth lived in Twin Falls, Idaho for 10 years during the 1970s. They moved to Blanchard in 1979. He was a Greyhound bus driver for many years, retiring in 1988. They live on a 5-acre spread in Blanchard and Del spent many hours enjoying the land by running his tractor, pulling stumps and other chores around the place. He also enjoyed garden and yard work, and playing the guitar. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers organization. Del is survived by his wife, Ruth at home; sons, Duane and Albert (Al) both of the Boise area; stepdaughter and husband, Barbara and Jack Carpenter of Blanchard; brothers, Bernard of Waldron and Thomas Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla; sisters, Sharon Goodner and Alla Doyle of Waldron; numerous grandchildren, great-grands and great-great-grands, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lee and sister Della Mae Meredith.

The Waldron News
22 April 1998
LEE ALTON LANGSTON

Lee Alton Langston, born October 15, 1928 in Waldron, Arkansas, passed away on April 5, 1998 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a construction worker and was retired from Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by one son, Alton Gene Edwards, of Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Langston; two sons: Lee Allen Langston, of Waldron and Arthur Langston, of Paris; one daughter, Sherry Slaten, of Waldron; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving him are his father, Thomas Langston, of Waldron; three sisters: Della Meredith, Alla Doyel and Sharron Goodner, all of Waldron; three brothers: Delmar Langston, of Blanchard, Idaho, Tom Langston, of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Bernard Langston, of Waldron. Memorial service was held Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

The Waldron News
24 June 1998
THOMAS MONROE (TOM) LANGSTON

Thomas Monroe (Tom) Langston, 91, of Waldron, died Saturday, June 20, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. He was born December 3l, 1906 in Sugar Grove, Arkansas. He was a retired farmer and attended the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Langston; three daughters: Minnie Lou, Ima Dale and Angie Madge Langston; two sons: Bobby Wayne and Lee Alton Langston. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Della Meredith, Alla Merle Doyel and Sharron Goodner, all of Waldron; three sons: Delmer Langston, of Blanchard, Idaho, Tom Langston, of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Bernard Langston, of Waldron; 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Albert Lee Langston, Monty Ray Meredith, Lee Allen Langston, Ronald Dee Doyel, Thomas Austin Langston, and Nathan Livingston Goodner. Honorary pallbearers were Duane Langston, Ray Langston, Dean Langston, Tronnie Langston, Paul Langston, David Doyel and Wes Goodner. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In Memory of Tom Langston
"For 91 years
I worked and sweat
And I'm about as tired
as a man can get.
I've watched my children
grow proud and strong
And become good people
who do no wrong.

The things that I taught
you learned so well
You made me more proud
than words can tell.
Now ya'll get along
and don't cry for me
'Cause I'm going home
now to rest you see.

Just remember I loved you
and I know you loved me
The days are so long now
and I'm tired don't you see?
'Cause God finally said
'Tom, you've
done your best'
Come on home now,
It's time to rest".
by Helen Langston


The Waldron News
23 February 2011
ELOISE LANKFORD

Eloise Lankford, 87, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, February 21, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born Eloise Dozier on September 2, 1923 in Waldron, Arkansas to Miles and Jeff Dozier. Eloise married Raymond Thomas Lankford on March 28, 1942. After several moves, Eloise and Raymond spent many years in Oklahoma City, where they were members of the Village United Methodist Church. Upon retiring they moved back to Waldron, Arkansas where they were members of the Waldron First United Methodist Church. They lived in Waldron until Raymond's death in 2007. Eloise spent her last years at Fox Ridge Retirement Village in Little Rock to be near her daughter, Margaret. She received loving care at Fox Ridge. Her final days were spent at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. The compassionate staff is greatly appreciated by her family. Eloise is survived by one daughter, Maggie Hughes, and her husband Brad of Little Rock, AR; one son, George and his wife Marty of Amarillo, TX; one sister, Sarah Kitchens of Russellville, AR; a sister-in-law, Joann Dozier of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, Scott Lankford and his wife Janet of Amarillo, TX, Chris Lankford and his wife Holly of Denver, CO, Lucy Shipp and her husband Andy of Houston, TX, Tessa Hughes of Little Rock, AR; seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Carly, Clay and Jackson Lankford of Amarillo, TX, Rylie and Nolan Shipp of Houston, TX and Christopher Ray Lankford of Denver, CO. Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond, and her brother, Knox Dozier. Eloise's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Eloise's visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 23 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where her family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Family requests memorials be sent to Waldron United Methodist Church or Duncan Cemetery c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, ARkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
18 April 2007
RAYMOND T. LANKFORD

Raymond T. Lankford, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a member of Waldron United Methodist Church and a truck driver for Transcon. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at the Waldron United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eloise Lankford of Amarillo, TX; one daughter, Maggie Hughes of Little Rock, AR; one brother, Harrell Lankford of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Scott and Chris Lankford, Lacy Shipp and Tessa Hughes; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Carley, Clay and Jackson Lankford and Rylie Shipp. Pallbearers were Reggie Owens, Larry Brown, Harvey Bates, Raymond Bujarski, Jack Wengert, Leon Nichols and Aldon Hughes. Memorial contributions can be made to the Waldron United Methodist Church.

The Waldron News
21 March 2012
HELEN RUTH LASITER

Helen Ruth Lasiter, 87, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Booneville, Arkansas. She was born May 31, 1924 in Danville, Arkansas to Charlie and Lela Prue Carter Clement. She was retired from the meat packing business. She was a member of the Southside Assembly of God Church in Booneville. She enjoyed reading, knitting and quilting. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Lasiter and two sons, Jim Lasiter and Alan Lasiter. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville, Arkansas, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Lasiter of Booneville, Arkansas and David Lasiter of Waldron, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were the grandsons, Jerry Edward Lasiter, Tim Lasiter, Michael Lasiter, Don Lasiter, Ryon Lasiter, Terry Lasiter and Forrest Lasiter. The family visited with friends from 2 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Roberts Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
2 August 2000
JIM LASSITER

James Hugh (Jim) Lassiter, 55, of Waldron died Saturday, July 29, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired school teacher, former State Legislator, former Mayor of Waldron and member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Mr. Lassiter was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Sue Lassiter. Mr. Lassiter is survived by one sister, Nancy Hobson and her husband, Ray, of Maumelle, Arkansas; two nephews, David Sparks and his wife Tiffany of North Little Rock, Jeff Sparks and his wife Danielle of Maumelle, and one great nephew, Tucker Jameson Sparks of North Little Rock. Funeral services were held at 11 am Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Main & Church Sts., Waldron, AR 72958 or Duncan Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 105 W. 4th St., Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
JAMES J. LASTER

James J. Laster, 84, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Sunday, January 2, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the Mansfield Public Schools, and a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 4 at Mansfield First United Methodist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruby Laster of the home; two daughters, Jo Marie Hullender of Waldron and Becky Tyler of Springdale, AR; five grandchildren, Darla Jeffery of Waldron, Delena Bass of Ft. Smith, Nick Tyler of Springdale, Scott Tyler of Springdale and Russ Tyler of Ft. Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nick Tyler, Scott Tyler, Russ Tyler, Roy Bass, Rick Jeffery, and Earl Overton.

The Waldron News
21 May 2008
RUBY MARIE LASTER

Ruby Marie Laster, 98, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away May 15, 2008 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born February 13, 1910. She was a longtime member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church where she served as a devoted Sunday School director of the Children's Department. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Joseph Laster, one brother, George Bradley, and two sisters, Reba Cox and Retha Massingale. Mrs. Laster graduated from Greenwood High in Greenwood, Arkansas with the Class of 1933 as valedictorian. She and her husband moved from the Greenwood area to Mansfield in the mid 1940's. Mrs. Laster was a homemaker and substitute teacher. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden. Her most enjoyable time of year was spring, when her flowers were in full bloom and the dogwoods were at their peak. Her happiest times were at family gatherings and watching the grandchildren play. In her later years, Mrs. Laster lived a short time in Waldron with her daughter and son- in-law. She eventually lived in the Waldron Nursing Center, a place where she enjoyed and received loving care. Mrs. Laster is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jo Marie and Derial Hullender of Waldron, Becky and Dennis Tyler of Springdale; two granddaughters and husbands, Darla and Rick Jeffery of Waldron, Delena and Roy Bass of Fort Smith; three grandsons and wives, Nick and Debbie Tyler of Springdale, Scott and Stephanie Tyler of Springdale, Russ and Cheryl Tyler of Fort Smith; 14 great grandchildren, Megan Jeffery, Haley, Becca and Emily Bass, David and Drew Tyler, Ashley, Jep, Caed and Erin Tyler, Kristen, Clay, Jake and Madison Tyler. Pallbearers were Nick Tyler, Scott Tyler, Russ Tyler, David Tyler, Rick Jeffery and Roy Bass. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2008 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Russ Tyler officiating. Burial was in Coop Prairie Cemetery at Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home at Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Mansfield United Methodist Church or Coop Prairie Cemetery. The family extends appreciation to the staff at Waldron Nursing Center for the wonderful care given to our beloved mother and grandmother.

The Waldron News
26 April 2000
BETTY M. LAUBER

Betty M. Lauber, 89, of Waldron, formerly of Mena, passed away Saturday, April 22, in Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron. She was born April 27, 1910 to the late Samuel Franklin Lee and the late Edna Elizabeth Boatwright Lee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hatfield. She was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly A. DeZarraga of Hot Springs, AR; one sister, Mary VanHooser of Hot Springs, AR; two grandchildren, Rhonda Inuzuka and Sheri Furman; and five great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Sumara, Akira, Angela and Christen. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Dillard Miller officiating. Burial will be May 3 at 1:00 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
17 March 2004
ELOUISE LAURIE

Elouise Castleberry Laurie, age 79, of Danville, Arkansas passed away March 8, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born November 16, 1924 to the late Beecher and Cordia Humphrey Castleberry at Briggsville, AR. She was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church. She retired from Chambers Bank, formerly known as Danville State Bank, after 28 years. Some of her favorite things were reading, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her granddaughter, Madison. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Laurie and two brothers, Robert and Bill Castleberry. She is survived by a granddaughter, Madison Laurie of Danville; daughter-in-law, Stacie Laurie Beatty of Danville; one sister-in-law, Opal Duke Castleberry of Danville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Danville First Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Walker and Bro. John McCourt officiating. Interment was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Jack Baltz, Ronnie Davis, Ed Taylor, Johnny Chambers, Fay Mathis, A.C. Mowery, Ritchie Mathis and Dee McCormick. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Mitchell's Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to Order of the Gideons or Arkansas Rice Depot.

The Waldron News
16 February 2000
MICHAEL BRUCE LAURIE

Michael Bruce Laurie, age 42, of Danville died Tuesday, February 8, 2000. Mr. Laurie was born June 12, 1957 in Dallas, Texas to Elouise Castleberry Laurie and the late Charles A. Laurie. He was a 1975 Danville High School graduate, attended Ouachita Baptist University and was a 16 year employee for Yell County working in various capacities. He was a devoted husband, father and son, and an avid sports fan and a member of the Danville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beecher and Cordia Castleberry and an uncle, Robert B. Castleberry. He is survived by his wife, Stacey Stamps Laurie; one daughter, Madison Alexis Laurie of Danville; his mother, Elouise Castleberry Laurie of Danville; one uncle, Bill W. Castleberry of Danville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nora D. and Janell Lambert Stamps of Waldron; and his brother-in-law, Brad D. Stamps of Waldron. Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Danville Church of Christ with Brother John McCourt officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were David McCormick, Dee McCormick, Ritchie Mathis, Brad Stamps, Jerry Payne, Ronnie Davis, Kenny Bell and Mike Gault. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Sloan, Paul Wilson, Judge Jimmy Witt and Montie Amrine.

The Waldron News
6 February 2013
JAMES "BUDDY" W. LAWRENCE

James "Buddy" W. Lawrence, 73, went to be with his Savior on January 30, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on December 3, 1939 in Harvey, AR to James Paul and Mary OJ (Humphrey) Lawrence. Buddy grew up in Old Forester, AR. He attended Waldron High School. He worked as a truck driver for Tyson Foods for many years before retiring in 1991. After retiring, he loved having a garden every year and taking care of his animals. Buddy married Thelma (Coyle) Lawrence on June 20, 1959 in Waldron, AR. They were happily married for 53 years, 7 months and 10 days. Buddy and Thelma were nearly inseparable, spending quality time together. Papa was a devoted family man who cherished his great-grandchildren Kylie and Jake Broomfield. Buddy was an Ordained Deacon and member of Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and his Church family meant very much to him. Buddy served in any way he could. He was the song leader of his church for many years. He enjoyed singing very much, especially with Thelma playing the piano and his kids singing along. Some of his favorites were hearing Kylie sing "Didn't It Rain" and Jake's version of "Jesus Loves Me." One of his many gospel favorites was "Go Rest High on That Mountain." Buddy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jessie Lawrence. He is survived by his wife and best friend Thelma of Waldron, AR; his daughter Janet Ferguson and husband Tom of Waldron, AR; son Kevin Lawrence of Waldron, AR; brother Horace Lawrence and wife Latresa of Oden, AR; granddaughter Jennifer Broomfield and husband Matthew of Waldron, AR; grandson Brandon Mack and wife Kristen of Waldron, AR; grandson Aaron Lawrence of Waldron, AR; great-grandchildren Kylie and Jake Broomfield; nieces Deidra & Morgan Lawrence of Oden, AR; and great nephew Carson. A graveside service was held at Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church Cemetery in Waldron, AR at 2:00 p.m. on January 31, 2013. Pallbearers were Rick Black, Stanley Brewer, Earl Bates, Bud Hunt, Dickie Newberry & Jim Knighten. Honorary Pallbearers were members of Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
10 September 2003
MARY O.J. LAWRENCE

Mary O.J. Lawrence of Pencil Bluff died Friday, August 29, 2003 in Ft. Smith. She was born October 21, 1917 in Harvey, Arkansas to the late Alex Humphrey and the late Roxie Ann Holly Humphrey, her age being 85 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was the widow of James Lawrence. Mrs. Lawrence was a seamstress at the Renova Shirt Factory in Mena and later the Glove Factory in Mt. Ida. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pencil Bluff. She is survived by two sons, Horace and his wife Latresa Lawrence of Oden, AR and James Wesely "Buddy" and his wife Thelma Lawrence of Waldron, AR; one daughter, Mary Ann and her husband M.C. Himes of Waldron, AR; one sister, Mary Jo Maxey of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Jessie Arnold Lawrence and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2003 in the First Baptist Church of Pencil Bluff with Brother Charles Ballentine officiating. Interment was in Pencil Bluff Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. Pallbearers were Wayne Hopper, Bob Fryer, Billy John Ballentine, and her grandsons, Kevin Lawrence, Aaron Lawrence and Brandon Mack.

The Waldron News
10 April 2002
VERBA MAE LAWRENCE

Verba Mae Lawrence, age 90 of Boles, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born May 29, 1911 in Battiest, Oklahoma to the late Lee Gordon and the late Leona Phillips Gordon. She was the owner and operator of a restaurant and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oden, as well as a member of the Oaklawn Jockey Club. She is survived by one daughter, Sondra and her husband Richard Morgan of Boles, Arkansas; one sister, Juanita and her husband Louis Adkins of Bernice, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Angela and her husband David Tallmadge of Boles, Arkansas, James Ray Morgan of Little Rock, Arkansas and Rebecca Morgan of Boles, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Gordon Lawrence, her grandson George Morgan, two brothers and seven sisters. Funeral service was Friday, April 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment followed in the Oden Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Pallbearers were Junior Spurling, Ronnie Bruton, David Tallmadge, Rick Tallmadge, James Billings and William Alston. Honorary pallbearers were John Burnett, Jimmy Burnett and Mike Burnett.

The Waldron News
19 May 2010
BILLY DON LAWSON

Billy Don Lawson, 57, of Booth Hill, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at his home. Billy Don was born in Indio, California on February 8, 1953 to Donald and Thelma (Lang) Lawson. He attended the Church of God in Indio, California and was retired from Tyson Foods. Billy Don is survived by his parents, Donald and Thelma Lawson of Booth Hill, Arkansas; a brother, Hubert Lawson, Jr. of Booth Hill, Arkansas; one niece Jessica Lawson; four nephews, Seth Lawson, Phillip Lawson, Garyon Lawson, Joshua Lawson; two great nephews, Colton Scott Lawson and Jace Lawson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Randell Lawson. Billy Don's graveside funeral service was held Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Booth with Rev. Gene Gullick officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 March 2008
CINDY JO LAWSON

Cindy Jo Lawson, 49, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, March 22, 2008 in her home in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas. A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR with cremation under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by one daughter, Jessica Martin of Mansfield, AR; three sons, Phillip Nolen of Greenwood, AR, Garyon Lawson of Texas and Seth Lawson of Mansfield, AR; one sister, Roberta Keck of Indiana; one brother, Richard Anderson of Indiana; and seven grandchildren.

The Waldron News
12 September 2012
DONALD HUBERT LAWSON

Donald Hubert Lawson of Booth, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, August 31, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Donald was born March 22, 1928 to Martin Lawson and Beulah Lawson in Hinesville, Arkansas. Donald was 84 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Donald attended the Calvary Baptist Church. On January 23, 1951 he married the love of his life, Thelma (Lang) Lawson. They spent the next 61 years together, raising a family, loving grandchildren, adoring great grandchildren and taking care of each other. Donald's passion was his love of horses. He simply enjoyed being around them, riding and taking care of them. Donald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Thelma of the home, and one son, Hubert J. Lawson of Booth, Arkansas. Grandpa will be missed by his grandchildren: Jessica, Seth, Phillip, Garyon and Joshua and by his great grandchildren: Alex, Caleb, Brenden, Courtney, Natalie, Brooklyn, Brody, Colton and Jace. Donald is also survived by many family, friends and loved ones who will miss him dearly. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Beulah Lawson and two sons, Billy Don Lawson and Randell Lawson. Donald's graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Booth, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Donald's pallbearers were Johnny Harp, Wayne Elmore, Steve Shipman, Dustin Clopton, Kenny Williams and Derek Elmore. Honorary pallbearers were Carrol Basham and Warren Lang. Donald's visitation was Tuesday, September 5, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
FLORA BELLE LAWSON

Flora Belle Lawson, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died April 12, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a cattle rancher and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Eve E. Lawson of Waldron, Arkansas; a son, Eugene Lawson of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Juanita Scroggins of Waldron, Arkansas and Velma Castleberry of Ft. Smith, AR; two brothers, Sonny Hicks of Waldron, Arkansas and Henry Hicks of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by a grandson, Ray Lawson of Mena, Arkansas and one great- grandson. Funeral services were at 10:30 am on Friday, April 16, 2010 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Green Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
JESSICA ORENE LAWSON

Jessica Orene Lawson of Booth, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Huntington, Arkansas. Jessica, better known as "Sister" to her family and friends, was born May 24, 1990 to Hubert Junior Lawson and Cindy Jo Lawson in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sister was 22 years and 6 months old. Sister did her high school years at Mansfield High School. She attended Calvary Baptist Church on Highway 378. Sister was passionate about horses. It's been said that her love of horses comes from her grandpa and spending so much time as a young girl on the farm. Sister's true love was that for her son and her family. She enjoyed the time she got to spend with each of them. Sister leaves behind to cherish her memory one son Colton Scott Lawson, her father, Hubert Lawson and paternal grandmother Thelma L. Lawson all of Booth, Arkansas. Sister will be forever missed by three brothers: Phillip Lawson of Greenwood, Arkansas, Garyon Lawson of Texarkana, Texas and Seth Lawson of Booth, Arkansas. Sister is also survived by many nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones who will miss her dearly. Sister is preceded in death by her mother, Cindy Jo Lawson and her grandfather, Donald Lawson. Sister's graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Booth, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Sister's pallbearers were Kenny Williams, Dustin "Bubba" Clopton, Derek Elmore, Wayne Elmore, Austin Cole and Justin Johnson. Sister's visitation was Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
23 December 1998
LOIS MARIE LAWSON

Lois Marie Lawson, 69, of Waldron died Dec. 19, in a local hospital. She was a child care provider, attended the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral Service was from 3 p.m. Dec. 21, at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Hoyt Lawson. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Self of Wildron, Debbie Taff of Waldron; one son, David Lawson of' Waldron; one sister, Betty Willis of Briggsville, Arkansas; two sister inlaws, Betty Spears of Ota, Arkansas, Billie Ray of Waldron; 7 grandchildren, Kimberly Taff, April Taff, Travis Taff, Beverly Self, Renee Self, Nichole Self, Brooklyn Lawson. Pallbearers were Will Vaughn, Charles Vaughn, Danny Morran, Shane Woodrum, Josh Keener and Mike Duncan. Viewing was from 9 a.m. till noon Dec.21, at the Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers were William Self, Ronnie Spears and Kenneth Spears.

Scott County Times
27 April 2005
RANDALL LAWSON

Randall Ray Lawson, age 47, of Booneville, Arkansas died Thursday, April 21, 2005 in his home. He was a truck driver and of the Assembly of God faith. He is survived by one son, Joshua Ray Lawson of La Ouinta, California; parents, Donald and Thelma Lawson of Booneville; two brothers, Bill and Hubert Lawson Jr., both of Booneville; one niece, Jessica; three nephews, Seth, Phillip and Garyon; a host of loving aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, April 25, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Mansfield with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in the Booth community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Blythe, Johnny Harp, Jason Thompson, Jimbo Lang, Jimmy Lawson and Wayne Elmore.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
BETTY JANE LAWTON

Betty Jane Lawton, 65, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 in her home. She was a Methodist and a homemaker. Funeral service was at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Buggy Hill Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include her husband, Harry E. Lawton, of the home; mother, Rena Ball, of Millville, Penn; four sisters, Ina (Mrs. Francis) Engel, Erma (Mrs. James) Miller, Neval Ball, all of Millville, Penn., and Joyce Campbell of Bloomsburg, Penn; one brother, George Ball of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 August 2006
SARAH MAE LAWTON

Sarah Mae Lawton, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2006 in her home. She was a homemaker, Jehovah's Witness by faith and a member of the Waldron Kingdom Hall. Memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the Waldron Kingdom Hall. She is survived by her husband, Richard; five sons, Richard, Daniel, Timothy, Paul and Lonnie; and four daughters, Tammy, Sheryl, LaDonna and Candice; one sister, Judy Short of Enid, OK; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
2 July 2008
HERSHAL W. LEACH

Hershal W. Leach, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas died June 25, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He is survived by one half sister, Hazel Ebetene Anderson Martin of Slidell, LA; one half brother, John Henry Anderson of Seoul, Korea; one aunt, Vern Isom of Waldron, AR; two nephews, Scott Guy Martin and George Thomas Martin; one niece, Carmen Regina Martin Leebrick; two great nephews, Mark Roy Leebrick, Jr. and Kody Scott Leebrick all of Slidell, LA. Funeral service was Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. The service was graveside at Parks Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas, followd by interment.

The Waldron News
2 June 2010
JENNIFER LEANN LEARY

Jennifer LeAnn (Yarbery) Leary, 30, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, May 31, 2010 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jennifer was born November 1, 1979 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Mike Yarbery and Jackie (Hill) Yarbery. She was a homemaker. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Shane Leary of the home; two daughters Logan Yarbery of the home, Tatum Leary of the home; Keifer Yarbery of the home; one step-daughter, Aubrey Leary of Park Hill, Oklahoma; one step-son, Jacob Leary of Fort Smith, Arkansas; her mother, Jackie Hunsucker of Huntington, Arkansas; father Mike Yarbery of Heavener, Oklahoma; one brother, Jordan Forehand of Huntington, Arkansas; and paternal grandmother, Sue Yarbery of Poteau, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, A.J. and Sally Hill and her uncle, Jeff "Boz" Hill. Jennifer's funeral service was Sunday, May 29, 2010 at the Bates Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jason Goshorn officiating. Interment followed in the Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Jordan Forehand, Skylar Nevills, Rick Allison, Jonathan Brewer, Randel Legitt and Matt Callahan.

Scott County Times
29 October 2003
EUNICE LEDGERWOOD

Eunice Ledgerwood, 91, of Boles, Arkansas died October 26, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired school teacher and homemaker and a member of the Boles Southern Baptist Church. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at the Boles Southern Baptist Church with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Lucy Wright of Y-City; one sister, Billie Louis Stallcup of Alabama; three grandchildren, Donna Bottoms, Steve and Chuck Wright; 5 great grandchildren, Aaron Bottoms of Tulsa, Lisa and Travis Bottoms of Aztec, New Mexico, Chris and Amy Wright of Y-City. Pallbearers were Tommy Harberson, Bob Slagle, Robert Slagle, Bill Slagle, Johnny Shaddon, and Ules Ray Owens.

Scott County Times
10 September 2003
ELSIE LEDWIG

Elsie (Slater) Ledwig, 82, of Kansas City, Kansas formerly of Waldron died September 5, 2003 in a Kansas City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9 at 11 am at Charter Funeral Home in Shawnee, Kansas. She is survived by one son, Odean Jusice of Kansas City; two daughters, Willa Sutton and Kathy Sower both of Kansas City; one sister, Onie Nelson of Bonanza; one brother, Ted Slater of Waldron; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
11 May 2011
BARBARA JEAN LEE

Barbara Jean Lee peacefully passed away early the morning of Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, in Leesburg, VA, after a brief illness. She was born on February 7, 1930, in Mansfield, Arkansas. Barbara attended Arkansas Tech. She was a long-time resident of Fort Smith and served Fort Smith well. She taught kindergarten at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, and at the Bost School. She was an active realtor in Fort Smith and the owner of Lee and Associates, a successful real estate company. Barbara is most loved as a Girl Scout leader and a fun-loving adventurous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished being a member of the "Ladies of Wellington Way." She was a long standing member of First United Methodist Church and the Builders Sunday School Class, Fort Smith Board of Realtors, Fianna Hills Country Club and PEO. Barbara moved to Leesburg, Virginia in 2008 to be near family. Barbara was married to the late Richard Henry Lee on December 23, 1950 until his death in 1978. She was later married to Isaac "June" Talkington in 1993 until his death in 2002. Barbara is survived by her children, Lisa and Jerry Geren of Urbana, Illinois; Rick and Shannon Lee of Park City, Utah, and Monte and Lori McCullough of Ashburn, Virginia. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lauren Geren Trusler and husband David of Mahomet, Illinois; Richard Lee Geren and wife Megan of The Woodlands, TX; Jordan Geren of Urbana, IL; Anna Katherine Lee and Richard Jackson Lee of Park City, Utah; Whit McCullough and wife Kelly of Leesburg, VA; Allan McCullough and wife Kim of Vienna, VA. She also had four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Joe Bull and his wife Nan of Russellville, AR and LM Bull of Pocatello, ID. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.M. Bull and Beulah Simpson Bull of Mansfield, AR and her two brothers, Allan Simpson Bull and John Bryan Bull. Barbara had many friends and especially loved her nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life was held on Friday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Leisure World, Potomac Ridge Building, Leesburg, VA. A graveside service was on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Following the service the family will receive visitors at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Memorials may be sent to the PEO Chapter BD Scholarship Fund in memory of Barbara Lee. Please send c/o Patsy Linder, 6517 Duncan Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
BUD LEE

Waldron--Funeral services for Bud Lee, 94, of Waldron were held Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Lee died Sunday, December 14, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired car salesman, a farmer and of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glen Lee and a grandson, Wyatt McGaugh. Survivors include his wife, Cordelia; three daughters, June Hall of Dallas, Texas, Rita Rhyne and Joan Barnett both of Waldron; a step- daughter, Janette Lasater of Springdale; two sons, Kenneth Mac Lee of Waldron and David Lee of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one step-son, Alden Liles of London, England; a sister, Ruth Denton of Fort Smith; a brother Ernest Lee of Waldron; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 October 2009
CHAO MOUA LEE

Chao Moua Lee, 50, of Belleville, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in a car accident. Chao was born December 31, 1958 in Laos to the late Chai Vang Moua and Xai Xiong. Chao is survived by her husband, Sia Yee Lee of the home; four daughters, three sons, two grandchildren, one sister, two brothers. Chao's three day traditional Hmong service will start Friday, October 16, 2009 and conclude Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Scott County Fair Grounds in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 January 2013
DELORES MAE (CARRUTH) LEE

Delores Mae (Carruth) Lee of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Delores was born February 4, 1918 to Watt Carruth and Alice (Tooman) Carruth in Carnegie, Oklahoma. Delores was 94 years, 11 months and 23 days old. Delores was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church for over 74 years. It was only in the last 10 months that Delores was unable to attend services. On May 12, 1938, Delores married her husband Paul Gaynor Lee Sr. They were married for 57 years before his death on April 21, 1996. Nanny Dee was known for her quick laughter while working at the Piggly Wiggly Store in Waldron. She was also notorious for her many Caladium plants, her hot rolls, her down home cooking and her wise council. Delores leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter Janis Kay Mays and husband Benny of Rogers, Arkansas; two sons Lawrence Don Lee and wife Jeanie of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Paul Gaynor Lee Jr. and wife Cheryl of Waldron, Arkansas. Nanny Dee will be forever missed by her six grandchildren: John Lee and wife Laura of Williamsburg, VA, Stephen Lee and wife Jeanna of Sierra Vista, AZ, Amy Mobley and husband Nathan of Greenwood, AR, Alison West of Rogers, AR and Laurie Neely and husband Brad of Los Angeles, CA and Abby Lou Edwards of Waldron, AR. Nanny Dee is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Jane Warner-Lee, Parker Lee, Alex Lee, Jarrett Harris, Chase Harris, Megan West and Hannah Neely. Delores is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lee Sr., parents Watt and Alice (Tooman) Carruth, three sisters: Waldean Stephens, Dorothy Hurdt and June Beasley; two brothers, Warren Carruth and Leon Carruth and one grandson, Payton Paul Lee. Delores' life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Interment will follow in the Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Delores' pallbearers will be Jerrel Plummer, Buzz Morris, Mark Ward, Eddie Harrison, Wayne Bass and Jerry Skeen. Delores' visitation will be Tuesday, January 30, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
15 May 2013
DIANNA LYNN LEE

Dianna Lynn Lee of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Dianna was born May 5, 1953 to Gilbert Cervenka and Jeanette (Loman) Cervenka in El Campo, Texas. Dianna was 60 years and 5 days old. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas for many years. When Dianna was a young girl, her passion was riding a horse. She would rid whenever she had the opportunity. She was a true country girl through and through. While Dianna loved her dog Snuggles and her cat Gidget, her grandchildren were her life. She lived for them and loved them dearly. The memories she made with her grandchildren and the time spent with family were her favorite treasures. Dianna leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Amy Mobley and husband Nathan of Greenwood, Arkansas and her father, Gilbert Cervenka of Waldron, Arkansas. Meme will be forever missed by her two grandsons, Chase Harris and Jarrett Harris of Greenwood, Arkansas. Dianna will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Dianna is preceded in death by her mother, Jeannette Cervenka, her maternal grandmother Lorraine Loman and maternal great grandmother, Evelyn Mae Evans. Dianna is also preeceded in death by her paternal grandparents James and Bertha Cervenka. Dianna's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Ravi Rajagudi officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Dianna's pallbearers were Nathan Mobley, Chase Harris, Jarrett Harris, Alvin Carnahan, Sammy Davidson and Russell Cervenka. Honorary pallbearers were the Waldron Nursing Home staff. Dianna's visitation was Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
3 August 2005
ERNEST LEE

Ernest M. Lee, 91, of Waldron died Friday, July 29, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born in the Birdsview community near Waldron on April 11, 1914 to Wyatt and Gertie Rice Lee. A member of the Birdsview Methodist Church, he was a retired iron worker and cattleman. He is survived by two sons, Junior Lee and his wife Nina of Lubbock, Texas, and Jimmy Dean Lee and his wife Linda of Waldron; one daughter, Joyce and her husband Hershel Hall of Newton, Texas; one sister, Ruth Denton of Fort Smith and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 1 at 10:00 am at Birdsview Methodist Church in Waldron with burial at Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were M.C. Himes, Glen Dale Sparks, Roger Rice, Kenny Johnston, Mac Lee and R.D. Self.

The Waldron News
3 August 2011
JAMES A. LEE

James (Jimmy) A. Lee, 71, passed from this life Thursday, July 28, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Jimmy was born in San Diego, CA on March 27, 1940 where he lived many years and many of his extensive family still reside in San Diego. He was the son of James A. Lee II and Doris E. (Morrison) Lee. He is survived by one brother Michael Lee who lives in Bishop, CA and one daughter Shelly Lee. He is also survived by his extensive Waldron, AR family whom he loved and cherished Vivian Napier, his two step sons and their family. Charles and his wife Marion Scott and James K. Scott. He also had four step-grandsons, Justin and wife Crystal, James J. and wife Kelly, Travis and wife Delia, and Jacob Scott, and one step-granddaughter, Jenise Scott. He is also survived by twelve loved and cherishd step-great-grandchildren. He also had one brother-in- law Virgil J. Napier and wife Patsy Napier and one sister-in-law, Virginia Napier Ladda and her husband Fred Ladda. Along with numerous nieces and nephews. Jimmy's family will hold a private celebration of Jimmy's life will be announced later. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Mortuary & Crematory.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
LOUISE NORWOOD LEE

Mena--Graveside services for Louise Norwood Lee were held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gaylan Cope, Mena FUMC, officiating at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery east of Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were made by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Louise Norwood Lee, 86, widow of "Jack" Chester Lee, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2004 in Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena, Arkansas. Her survivors include two daughters, Kay Clark of Pullman, Washington and Flora McChristian and husband Bill of Mena, Arkansas; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 March 2000
WILLIE G. LEE

Willie G. Lee, 81, of Parsons, Kansas died Thursday, March 2 at her home. She was born April 12, 1918 at Hackett, Arkansas to William Trotter and Zelda (McGlaughlin) Trotter. She grew up and attended schools in the Hackett area. She completed nurses training at Colonial Hospital in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. In 1958, she moved to Parsons. She first worked at Mercy Hospital and then later at the Labette County Medical Center. She was a member of the New Voice Club. She enjoyed gardening and baseball. She and Thurman Lee were married on June 21, 1941 in Mena, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1991. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Carland of Parsons, KS; one step-son, Darrell Holsted of Moore, OK; three granddaughters, Michelle Almond of Parsons, Susan Correll of Mound Valley and Bridget Price of Parsons; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Plymouth Trotter of Hackett, AR and Dude Trotter of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Sybil Sale of Carson, CA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and two sons. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Martin officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

The Waldron News
22 August 2007
RAYMOND "RAY" LEES

Raymond "Ray" Lees, 54, of Parks, Arkansas died Sunday, August 12, 2007 after an extended stay in the VA Hospital. He was a Navy Vietnam veteran who served his country aboard the ships "Saratoga" and the "USS Roosevelt" for seven and a half years. During his years of service he received many awards and recognition for outstanding duty as well as being chosen as an honor guard for Lyndon B. Johnson's funeral service. He is a lifetime member of the DAV and the Waldron American Legion, Post 46, where he served as Chaplain and presently served for the past several years as Post Adjutant. He has spent the past several years being a faithful volunteer for the county and city and is greatly known for his communication skills. He holds an extra class ham operator license, and is a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Christine Lees, of the home; step-son Loren Dickens of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Cindel Young and Brandy Dickens of Waldron; one great-grandchild, Julione Young; one daughter, Tammy Lashley of Lavaca, AR; grandchildren Kiowa, Amyrrah, Roman and Vincent; three brothers, Joe Lees of Etna, Pennsylvania, David Lees of August, Georgia, and twin brother, Richard Lees of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; four sisters, Sandra Shullo and Betty Jones of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Shirley Lydon of Owendale, Michigan, Marsha Cunningham of Leechburg, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Betty Lees and a younger sister, Barbara Lees all of Pennsylvania. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. August 15, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home with interment at the Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Monty Meredith, John Cotner, Morgan Young, Chris Herran, Bud Sims and Randy Butler.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
PHILLIP LEGER

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 1:00 pm Mass in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Phillip Leger, age 41, who died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 in St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Interment was in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Carencro. The Rev. Bill Melancon, Pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church officiated at the services. Musical selections were provided by Valarie Andrus. The songs were Wind Beneath my Wings, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, On Eagles Wings, You'll Never Walk Alone and Hail Mary, Gentle Woman. Mr. Leger was a native of Lafayette and a resident of Bates, Arkansas for the past year. He attended Carencro High School. Survivors include his wife, Sherri Johnston Leger of Downsville, Louisiana, five sons, Jeremy Guillory Leger, Phil Guillory, Cody Cormier of Bates, Michael Cormier and Mathew Cormier of Carencro; two daughters, Catrina Guillory of Carencro and Tabitha Cormier of Bates; four step-sons, Jeremy Parker, Jason Parker, Brandon Parker and Dustin Parker, all of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; three step-daughters, Virginia Rodrigues and Crystal Parker both of Bates, Arkansas and Danielle Guillory of Cecilia, Louisiana; his mother and step-father, Evelyn Venable Castille and Norman Castille of Carencro; three brothers, Leeward Leger and his wife, Cathy of Carencro, Allen Leger and his wife, Elizabeth of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Carrol Castille and his wife, Stacey of Carencro; and one sister, Patsy Leger of Cankton. He was preceded in death by his father, Pearly Leger. A rosary was recited at 8:00 pm Friday at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jeremy Guillory Leger, Russell Cormier, Del Leger, Jeremy Leger, Jeremy Parker and Phil Roger. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Castille and Elton Thibodeaux. Melancon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 June 2010
MILDRED LEMARR

Mildred Lemarr, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. Mildred was survived by two daughters, Kathleen Norris of Mansfield, Arkansas, Josephine Loyd of Magazine, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Tommie Norris and Joleen Condry of Mansfield, Arkansas, Robin Nietert, Randy Loyd of Magazine, Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren, one sister, Ellarene Lunsford of Acorn, Arkansas and numberous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were Friday, June 4. 2010 at the Lamb Church with interment following in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Tom Norris, Levi Norris, Taylor Nietert, Randy Lloyd, Don Condry and Dewayne Hope. Honorary pallbearer was Otis Lemarr. In lieu of flowers you can donate to the Lamb Cemetery fund in care of Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
NETTIE GERTRUDE NELSON LEMMONS

Nettie Gertrude Nelson Lemmons, 88, of Prescott, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas), passed away Monday, October 30, 2006 at her home in Prescott, Arkansas. She was born February 8, 1918 in Redland community of Prescott, AR to William and Mattie Bolles Nelson. She was a homemaker and retired owner/ operator of The Ladies Shop in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prescott, past president of Waldron B&PW, lifetime member of Eastern Star, Waldron Chapter, Sew-N-Eat Club, Waldron, past president of Waldron Garden Club, Rose Garden Club of Prescott, Benjamin Culp Chapter of DAR in Prescott, and an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Lemons; two brothers, Willie and Ray Nelson and two sisters, Thera Greer and Cleo Sandusky. She is survived by one brother, Paul Nelson of San Diego, CA; one sister, Faye N. Andrews of Prescott, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 3 at First Baptist Church in Prescott, AR with Dr. Ed Claybrook officiating. Burial followed in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott, AR. Arrangements by Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott, AR.

The Waldron News
21 April 1999
DOROTHY LEWELLEN

Dorothy "Dot" Anna Muntz Espinel Lewellen, 54, of Waldron, a food packer for Tyson Foods for 13 years, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at her home. She was born August 6, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey to George and Mildred (Sidel) Muntz. She has lived in Waldron for the past eight years moving here from Wister. Dorothy was a member of the Catholic faith. She married Russell K. Lewellen on June 3, 1997 in Kokomo, Ind. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister with Reverend Fred Woodral and Reverend John Heimen officiating. Survivors include her husband, Russell Lewellen of the home; one son, George Esinel and his wife Cheri, of Wister; one step-son, Christopher Kent Lewellen, of North Little Rock; her father, George Muntz of Wister; one sister, Mildred Trautz of Oklahoma City, Okla; two grandchildren, George Michael and Lynsey Breanna Espinel, both of Wister; one aunt, Marilyn Muntz of Oceola, Calif; her mother-in-law, Eva Roberson of Waldron; one niece, Mildred Owens; one great-niece, Marchell Owens; one great-nephew, Michael Owens, all of Oklahoma City; and a host of other friends and loved ones. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
23 January 2008
BOBBIE SUE LEWIS

Bobbie Sue Lewis, 47, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008 at her home. She was a supervisor at the Waldron Nursing Center and a member of the Eastern Star. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel followed by cremation under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Luratha and Loy Hathaway of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Peggy Lou Simpson of Waldron, Arkansas; one half sister, Elva Taylor of Waldron, Arkansas; one half brother, Kenneth Hunes of Poteau, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Alex Carter, Eric Simpson, Charles Tharp, Jr., Kenton Hunes.

Scott County Times
29 December 2004
ORVEN LEWIS

Orven Neil Lewis, age 49, of Waldron died Thursday, December 23, 2004 in a local hospital. He was born August 1, 1955 in Torrance, California. He is survived by his wife Bobby Sue; mother, Ina Lewis of Mena; two sisters, Brenda Lewis of Oklahoma and Susan Snow of California; three brothers, Chuck, Jerry and Don Lewis all of Mena; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, December 27, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Stewart, Jerry Armstrong, Eric Simpson, Charlie Tharp, Jr., Snoopy Shrum and Wayne Martin. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Everett Simpson.

Scott County Times
25 October 2000
STELLA MAE LEWIS

Stella Mae Lewis, born September 22, 1906 in McCurtain, Oklahoma to Eli Jackson & Donnie Stephenson departed this world on October 18, 2000. She lived a long and fruitful life setting a wonderful example for family and friends. She married Daryl Lewis on December 23, 1923. They were married 51 years and had 8 children. She lived in Oklahoma City the past 49 years, retiring from Children's Hospital in 1968. She devoted her remaining years to the Tower's Center, working until she was 90. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City and most recently attended Penn Avenue Christian Church. She is preceded in death by husband Daryl Lewis, sons Jack Lewis of Muskogee and Bert Lewis of Tulsa, daughter Sarah Hutchison of Oklahoma City, and grandchildren, Sharon Johnson, Junior Jeffery, Russ Jones and Larry Lewis Shores. She is survived by one brother, EJ Stephenson of Tulsa and children Bob Lewis of Waldron, Arkansas, Gwenda Jones of Del City, Anita Jeffery of Waldron, Arkansas, Charles Lewis of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Judy Renteria of Oklahoma City. She had 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great grandchildren. She lived the past two years at South Park Health Care Center in Oklahoma City. Many thanks to Southern Hospice and Justine's crew at South Park who helped make her last few years as pleasant as possible. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with interment at Duncan Cemetery.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
WILNA LEWIS

Wilna Lewis, 94, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a retired retail clerk. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one sister, Lorrayne Jones of Harker, Texas; one nephew, Charles Dan Varner of Huntington, Arkansas; four nieces, Becky Handy of Harker, Texas, Norma Loyd of Oregon, Dottie Maxwell and Joyce Woodhull of California and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were great nephews.

Scott County Times
6 October 2004
RICHARD LEE LIBBY

Richard Lee Libby, 72, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 4, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a wood carver and finisher, veteran of the Korean War serving as a combat engineer for the 8th Army. He was also a member of the Bluegrass Band, Wildwood Tradition and a member and former deacon of the Waldron Church of Christ and Topeka Church of Christ. Life celebration will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 7, 2004 at Waldron Church of Christ Family Center with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Rita; one daughter, Cindy Barber of Russellville, and one son, Ricky Libby of Booneville.

The Waldron News
10 November 2004
RICHARD LEE LIBBY

Richard Lee Libby, 72, of Booneville, Arkansas died Monday, October 4, 2004 in Waldron. The son of Virgil and Regina Libby, Dick was born December 19, 1931 in Kingman, Kansas. A 1950 granduate of Kingman High School, he served in the Korean War serving as a combat engineer for the 8th Army, Second Logistical Command and Combat Engineer, in 1952-53. On July 2, 1955 Dick married Rita June Hunter. The Libbys lived in Topeka, Kansas until December 1969, when the family moved to Waldron. Dick became a wonderful wood carver and finisher, giving many of his works to family and friends. Dick was a member of Bluegrass band Wildwood Tradition and a member and former Deacon of the Waldron Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rita Libby of Waldron; one daughter, Cindy Barber and her husband Jack of Russellville; one son, Richard Lee (Ricky) Libby, Jr. and his wife Vickie of Waldron; and five grandchildren, Kristen Barber and Josh Barber of Russellville and Katie Libby, James Libby and Andrea Libby of Waldron. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Naomi Hunter of Waldron; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Billy and Mary Jane Hunter of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and David and Marianne Hunter of Dallas, Texas; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. A Life Celebration service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2004 at Waldron Church of Christ Family Center with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were his family.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
BERNICE JEAN LIMBOCKER

Bernice Jean Limbocker, 84, passed away May 18, 2007. She was born July 6, 1922 in Waldron, AR to Wallis and Virdie McCubbin. Bernice married Edwin Woodroe Limbocker on May 6, 1939 in Waldron, AR. She is survived by one sister, Irene Hunt of Blue Ball, AR; four children, Roberta of MO; Kenneth and wife Carolyn of Perryton, TX, David and wife Elaine of Liberal, KS, and Bobby and wife Jeanette of Ft. Smith, AR; 17 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Edwin Lee. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Meeks Chapel in Oklahoma City with interment at Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, AR at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

The Waldron News
28 July 2010
EDWIN WOODROW LIMBOCKER

Edwin Woodrow Limbocker, 91, passed away at his home July 25, 2010. He was a resident of Cleveland County, OK. He was born November 13, 1918 at Blue Ball, AR to Berry and Cordelia Limbocker of Dutch Creek, AR. He retired from the oilfield industry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Jean McCubbin Limbocker, one son Edwin Lee Limbocker and daughter-in-law Wanda Joyce Dunn Limbocker. He is survived by daughter Roberta Limbocker and sons Kenneth Limbocker and wife Carolyn of Perryton, TX, Bobby Limbocker and wife Jeanette of Fort Smith, AR, and David Limbocker and wife Elaine of Liberal, KS, along with 10 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Meek's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 11417 SE 149th St., Moore, OK with Pastor Jerry Smith officiating. Interment and graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Egypt Cemetery, Blue Ball, AR.

Scott County Times
12 June 2002
ROSIE LIMBOCKER

Danville-Rosie Limbocker, age 88 of Danville, Arkansas, passed away June 7, 2002 in Danville. She was born October 2, 1913 in Scott County, Arkansas the oldest child of the late Ace and Ida Woodard Garner. Rosie was known for her quiet reserve, kindness and sweet smile for everyone. She is preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Limbocker; a sister, Minia Hunt, and brothers, Velo Garner and Jethel Garner. Survivors include three brothers, Acelo Garner of Quinton, Oklahoma, Bethel Garner of Danville and Monroe Garner of Dardanelle, and a sister, Lillie Yandell of Havana, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 10 am, Tuesday, June 11 at Union Hill Church with Reverend Larry Pat Millard officiating. Interment followed at Hunt Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Yandell, Larry Garner, Lloyd Garner, DeWayne Garner, Clinton Limbocker, John Reather and Kenneth Limbocker. Funeral services were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
3 July 2013
SHIRLEY M. LIMBOCKER-HUNT

Shirley M. Limbocker-Hunt of Blueball, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born May 25, 1938 to Rufus Banister and Vennie Esther (Maddox) Banister in Tallapoosa, Missouri. Shirley was 75 years, 1 month and 4 days old. Shirley was a member of the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church in Blueball, Arkansas. She was a very active member and strong in her belief and faith. She loved to share with others about God. As a young girl at the age of 17, Shirley married her late husband, Mr. Robert Limbocker. Together they shared 41 years of marital bliss. They raised two wonderful children and then they carried that precious title of "Grandparents." In 1996 Robert left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven. Shirley, being the strong person she was, remained here on this earth and continued on. In 2010 Shirley was blessed to remarry another remarkable man, Norman L. Hunt. They spent the next few years together, being each other's companion, friend, confidant and just enjoyed life together. Shirley had a big warm smile that would brighten everyone's day. Shirley loved to talk and visit with people. She would leave such an impression on everyone she met, she was an unforgettable lady. In her quiet time, she enjoyed watching television. Shirley was a member of the Gravelly Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 580. As active as Shirley was, her family was the highlight of her life. Time spent with each of those grandchildren and great grandchildren was most precious to her. Memories made with family and friends were her most treasured. Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Norman L. Hunt of the home, one daughter, Glenda (Limbocker) Vaughn and husband Leslie Vaughn of Blueball, Arkansas, and one son Wendell Limbocker and daughter in law Karen Limbocker of Blueball, Arakansas. Grandma will forever be missed by three grandchildren, Chris Vaughn, Matthew Crumpler and Hannah Mae Limbocker, as well as three great grandchildren, Dakota Vaughn, Damon Vaughn and Madison Miller. Shirley will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Shirley is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Limbocker, her parents, Rufus and Esther Banister; one sister, Winnie Sills and one brother, Floyd Banister. Shirley's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church in Blueball, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Brian Rose officiating. Interment will follow in the Egypt Cemetery in Blueball, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley's pallbearers will be nephews, Ricky Sills, Glendale Farnsworth, Billy Farnsworth, James Farnsworth, Kenneth Limbocker and Bobby Limbocker. Shirley's visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Shirley's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
14 March 2001
MARIE LINKER

Marie A. Linker, 89, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired legal secretary, a Baptist and the widow of Autrey Linker. Graveside services were held at 2 pm Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her nursinghome family.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
WYATT DEWAIN LIPHAM

Wyatt Dewain Lipham, 27, of Hon, Arkansas died Sunday, December 26, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a sales clerk and attended the Assembly of God. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Shyla Renee Lipham of Fort Smith, AR; one step-daughter, Ray Lynn Young of Fort Smith, AR; his father, Roger Lipham and his wife, Cheryl of Hon, AR; his mother, Beverly Taylor of Glenn Heights, TX; grandparents, Irvin and Addie Wampler of Lubbock, TX, Julian and Joyce Lipham of Texarkana and Evalena Phillips of Waldron, AR; one sister, Dena Rowland of Amarillo, TX; two half-sisters, Brandy Hamilton of Glenn Heights, TX and Erica Lipham of Hon, AR; three half-brothers, Robin Taylor and Ed Simmons both of Amarillo, TX and Chris Lipham of Hon, AR. Pallbearers were Brandon Jones, Travis Buchanan, Dane Millard, David Millard, David Gassman and Vince Jr. Gassman.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
ARLENA CARLTON LITCHFORD

Arlena Carlton Litchford, 68, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, and children: Violet Smothers, Mary Jane Smothers and Haskell Wayne Smothers. Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include two daughters: Kay Ruberry, of Mt. Home, Idaho and Margie Key, of Mansfield; two sons: Don Litchford, of Greenwood and Russell Litchford, of Mansfield; two brothers: Floyd Carlton, of Fort Smith and Arley Carlton, of Mansfield; 13grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ricky Carlton, Brian Litchford, Allen Thompson, Joe Carlton, Matt Barker and Johnny Litchford. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Litchford and Nathan Muchmore. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
MARY DELL LITCHFORD

Mary Dell Litchford, 82, of Huntington, Arkansas was called home by her Savior on June 1, 2013 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She was a faithful Pentecostal and member of the church choir. She enjoyed fishing, camping and the outdoors, and was the matriarch of her family. Mary never knew a stranger, just friends she hadn't met yet. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Claude William Litchford, one daughter, May Louise Burns, two sons, Roger Dale and Billy Clinton Litchford, her parents, three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by one son, Eddie Joe and his wife Debra Starr Litchford of Las Vegas, Nevada, two granddaughters, Crystal Ice and her husband Mark of Las Vegas, Nevada and Margie Litchford of Massachusetts, five grandsons, Eddie Litchford Jr. and wife Marienor of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jimmy Burns and wife Toni of Mississippi, Brian Litchford and wife Julie of Van Buren, Arkansas, Mark Litchford of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Frankie Litchford of Arizona, fourteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on June 5, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. The family will visit with friends at that time. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, 2:00 pm at Westside Pentecostal Church in Huntington, Arkansas with interment at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be John Smith, Jim Elmore, Pete Small, John Howard, Jeremy Howard and Ted Elmore. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Litchford Jr., Jimmy Burns, Mark Litchford and Brian Litchford.

The Waldron News
1 July 1998
ROGER DALE LITCHFORD

Roger Dale Litchford, 49, of Huntington, died Friday, June 26, 1998 in Greenwood. He was a Pentecostal, a disabled Veteran of Vietnam and a member of the American Legion. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, in Huntington Westside Pentecostal Church of God with burial at City Cemetery in Huntington. Survivors include one daughter, Margie Litchford, of Tucson, Arizona; one son, Bryan Litchford, of Fort Smith; his mother, Mary Litchford, of Huntington; one sister, Mary Louise Burns, of Huntington; one brother and sister-in-law: Eddie Joe and Debra Starr Litchford, of Las Vegas, Nevada; one grandson, Andrew; four nieces and nephews: Mark, Eddie Jr., Jimmy Don and Crystal. Pallbearers were Jimmy Elmore, Johnny Elmore, Mark Wilkett, Jimmy Litchford, Johnny Litchford and Donny Niblett. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Wilkett and Jerry Paul Litchford. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
15 November 2000
JERRY LITTLEJOHN

Jerry Clyde Littlejohn, 54, of Parks, Arkansas died Friday, November 10, 2000 in his home. He was a retired electronic technician, member of Parks Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 10 am at the Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Littlejohn; three daughters, Nina Jones of Parks, Hannah and Heather Littlejohn both of the home; one son James Littlejohn of the home, two brothers, Dale Littlejohn of Dequincey, Louisiana and Ray Littlejohn of Jonesboro, Louisiana.

The Waldron News
21 November 2012
MARILYN KAYE LITTLETON

Marilyn Kaye Littleton, 64, of Magazine formerly of Conway, Arkansas died November 10, 2012. She was an inventory manager in the parts department of John Walters' Chevrolet in Conway. Marilyn was an active member of Magazine Garden Club, Magazine Community Improvement Club, and Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Florene (Howell) Douglas. Survivors are her husband Dewey Littleton of Magazine; one daughter, Rebecca Henney of Greenbrier; one son, Jason Littleton of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Davis, Samantha Reid Smith, and Aiden Evans Henney; one great-grandchild, Hynlee Grace Davis; two sisters, Cindy Lawrence of Ione and Carolyn Terrill of Waldron; and one niece, Caitlin Staton of Lavaca. Pallbearers were Buddy Littlefield, Gary Yates, Gene Yates, Phil Yates, Billy Yates and Harold Musgrove. Visitation was 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the funeral home. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial at Evans Cemetery in Magazine under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service of Booneville. Memorial contributions can be made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 and Booneville Animal Shelter, c/o City of Booneville, 479 East Main Street, Booneville, Arkansas 72927.

Scott County Times
3 March 2004
DONALD EDWARD LIVINGSTON

Mansfield--Funeral services for Donald Edward Livingston, 74, were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Charles Chapman, Michael Carter, Bryan Carter, Jason Chapman, David Williams and Shane McConnell. Mr. Livingston of Mansfield, Arkansas died Monday, February 23, 2004 in Talihina, Oklahoma. He was born June 5, 1929 at Abbott, Arkansas, was a retired long distance truck driver, the former mayor of Camarillo, California, a veteran of WWII and a Baptist. He is survived by one daughter, Danielle Stubblefield of Mt. Home AFB, Idaho; four sons, Phillip Dean Livingston of Oxnard, California, John David Livingston of Spokane, Washington, Duane Patrick Livingston and Matthew Dale Livingston both of Ventura, California; two sisters, Vivian Chumley of Medford, Oregon and Mickey Chapman of Mansfield, Arkansas; three brothers, Vernon Livingston of Mansfield, Arkansas, Melvin Livingston of Sedona/Peoria, Arizona and Forrest Livingston of Waldron, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
26 June 2013
LURETHA HAWKINS LLOYD

Luretha Hawkins Lloyd departed this life June 17, 2013 at Waldron, Arkansas. After graduating from Parks High School in 1943, Luretha moved to Chula Vista, California where she worked as a welder at Rohr Aircraft during World War 2. Here in Chula Vista she met her husband at a skating rink where he was a skating instructor. Lu and Tom came to Parks after the war before settling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She worked as a CNA at Children's Medical Center in Tulsa. In 1970, Lu and Tom moved back to her family home to care for her parents, living here the rest of their lives. She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, fishing and riding her four-wheeler with Tom to check the livestock and to enjoy nature. Living in the family home, Luretha welcomed extended family and prepared delicious meals for them. After returning to Scott County, Luretha worked as a CNA at both Waldron Hospital and Pinewood Nursing Home. She helped train many new employees and genuinely cared for all the patients and residents. A life-long member of the Parks United Methodist Church, Luretha taught a children's class and helped prepare many delicious meals for social events and funerals. Her warm smile and accepting nature welcomed all new comers to church and the community. After retirement Luretha was active in the Parks Senior Center. She and friends Iva Dale Atchley and Betty Frost sang for many community singings, Senior Center events and monthly birthday parties at Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by her son, Tommy Lee Lloyd of Kellyville, Oklahoma, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister, Mittie Craft of Wiley, Texas. Viewing was on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Parks United Methodist Church in Parks with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Steve Hawkins, Danny Pinion, John Jameson, Marvin Franklin, Gordon Thompson and Tim Combs. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Hill, Dalton Hawkins and David Vickers.

Scott County Times
10 March 2004
THOMAS LEE LLOYD

Parks--Funeral services for Thomas Lee Lloyd were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Thomas Lee Lloyd, 78, of Parks, Arkansas died Monday, March 1, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, member of Parks Methodist Church, a veteran of WWII and Korea, and a member of Waldron VFW. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ray Lloyd. He is survived by his wife, Luretha; one son, Tommy Lee Lloyd of Kellyville, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Tommy Lee Lloyd, Jr., Kelly Sue Rossman, Ladonna Hollinshad, Shawna Johnson, Skeeter Briggs all of Kellyville, Oklahoma; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Frost, Jerry Carter, David Vickers, Steven Hawkins, Wallace Hill and David Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers were Herman Atchley, Gary Fenny, George Hawkins, J.B. Wagner and Dalton Hawkins.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
BERLIN D LOKEY

Berlin D. Lokey, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on November 29, 1999 in Waldron. He was born on December 28, 1922 in Princeton, Texas to Roy and Clara Hickman Lokey. He was a security guard, a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton, TX and an Army veteran. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2 at Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville, Texas with interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton, Texas. The service was officiated by Rev. Darren Biles and Rev. Doyle Henderson. He is survived by one daughter, Donna Miller of Barstow, California; one son, Mark Crocker of Saginaw, Texas; four sisters, Wilma Reisor of Greenville, TX, Nelda Burnside of Farmersville, TX, Mildred Bishop and Mary Whitmire both of Princeton, TX; one brother, Kenneth Lokey of Farmersville, TX; seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 February 2012
ALEXANDER WILLIAM LONG

Alexander William Long of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with Jesus, January 31, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Alexander was born November 16, 2010 to his parents, Tanner W. Long and Emily Sehorn Long. Alexander was 1 year, 2 months and 15 days old. Zander as Alexander was known by his family, loved to listen to all kinds of music. Once Zander was old enough to pull himself up he found that he had rhythm and loved to dance to what ever kind of music was on. When he shaking his groove thing he could be found chatting on his cell phone or playing patty cake with anyone who was around. As summer proves a wonderful time for adults, Zander would discover the delicious taste of Watermelon. All animals played a big role in his life. He was always ready to see them. Any one "GOING" just knew that Zander was always ready to load up, therefore that meant doing what he so loved...hugging and squeezing. Alexander leaves behind to cherish his memory his mom and dad, Emily Long of Waldron, Arkansas and Tanner Long of Waldron, Arkansas. He will forever be missed by maternal grandparents Rick and Peggy Sehorn of Waldron, Arkansas and Michele King and friend Anthony Thomas of Springdale, Arkansas. As well as paternal grandparents John and Samantha Schlorff of Waldron, Arkansas. Zander is also survived by maternal great grandparents James and Frances Rickabaugh of Tabor, Iowa, Vicky and Jerry Logue of Fayetteville, Arkansas, James Drain and friend Linda Lance of West Fork and Deanna Sehorn of Waldron, Arkansas; maternal geat-great grandmother Ginger Dobbins of Springdale, Arkansas; maternal great-great grandparents Henry and Dorothy Drain of Goshen, Arkansas; paternal great grandparents Charles and Alice Long of Waldron, Arkansas. Along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Alexander is preceded in death by maternal great grandfather Harold Dean Sehorn and paternal great grandfather Kenneth Sexton; maternal great great grandmother Sarah Kirk; maternal great-great grandfather Amond Ridling. Alexander's life celebration was held Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Ken Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in the Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Alexander's visitation was Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Alexander's family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.. Alexander's pallbearers were Conner Schlorff, Adam Sloniker, Nick Lee and Mike Atchley.

The Waldron News
13 July 2011
FRANCES LONG

Frances Long, 83, of Hon, Arkansas passed from this life on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at her home. She was born September 13, 1927 in Vera, Texas to the late J.E. "Pat" and Lillie Taylor. Frances was a homemaker and past employee of Waldron Furniture. She was a longtime member of Hon Baptist Church. Frances loved to spend time in her garden, caring for her flowers and reading. She loved her three children and one of her last remarks was, "God take care of my three children." Frances is survived by two sons: M.G. Long, Jr. and his wife Linda of Hon, Arkansas, Gwendel Long of Hon, Arkansas, one daughter Carolyn Lane and husband Collins of Hon, Arkansas; seven grandchildren: Cameron Lane and wife Krista of Russellville, Arkansas, David Long and fiance Lisa and daughter Asia of Hon, Arkansas, Clark Lane of Alaska, Chad Lane of Hon, Arkansas, James Long and wife Christy of Waldron, Arkansas, Susan Scott and husband Travis of Columbia, Missouri, Courtney Endicott and husband Gary of Olathe, Kansas. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren: Brittney and Cory Milligan of Waldron, Arkansas, Collin, Kendall, Karah and Kate Lane of Russellville, Arkansas, Leah and Justin Long of Waldron, Arkansas, Keaton, Khloe, Kaden and Kohlton Duvall of Olathe, Kansas, Lauren Scott of Columbia, Missouri; two great-great grandchildren, Raegan Long and Owen Milligan of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters and one brother, Charlotte Struck of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dorothy and Terry Sanders of Bellevue, Texas and J.E. Taylor Jr. of Bowie, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, M.G. Long, parents, J.E. "Pat" and Lillie Taylor, one sister, Lillie Patricia and one brother, Gene Taylor. Frances' celebration of life was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at the Hon Baptist Church with Pastor Ken Boyd officiating. Interment followed in the Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were grandchilren, Cameron Lane, David Long, James Long, Susan Scott and husband Travis, Courney Endicott. Honorary pallbearers were Clark Lane and Chad Lane. Memorials can be made to the Hon Baptist Church in Hon, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
M.G. LONG, SR.

M.G. Long, Sr., 79, of Waldron died Thursday, December 6, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the Hon Baptist Church with burial following at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Frances; one daughter, Carolyn Lane of Russellville, Arkansas; two sons, M.G. Long, Jr. and Gwendal Long both of Hon; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

The Waldron News
24 July 2002
SEABORN AARON LOOPER

Seaborn Aaron Looper, 86, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, July 19, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a retired framer for Riverside Furniture Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church and the 55 Plus Club. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at Haven Heights Baptist Church with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hon community under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife Jewell of the home; two daughters, Donna Bethel of Fort Smith, AR and Lorretta Watanabe of Kent, WA; two brothers, Danny Looper of Stockton, CA and Harrell Looper of Fort Smith, AR; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dave Watanabe, Mike Kay, Mike Svenguard, Bobby Johnson, David Bethel, Tony Tidwell, Richard McAfee and Danny Holmes. Honorary pallbearers were the Havana Heights Senior Choir and Senior Sunday School classes. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Heights Baptist Church, 7701 Hwy. 271 South, Fort Smith, AR 72908 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

The Waldron News
9 October 2013
TERRY L. LOOPER

Terry L. Looper, 55, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Terry was born August 30, 1958 to Walter L. Looper and Carolyn J. McDaniel in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Terry was raised in Minden, Louisiana. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Junior High School. Terry was a 1976 graduate of Minden High School. He was a mechanic by trade. Terry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Carolyn J. McDaniel and grandfather, Orby McDaniel of the home, one brother Paul Morris and wife Kim of San Ramon, California; two sisters, Sheila Morris Collins and husband Shawn of Mooresville, North Carolina and Renee Stevens and husband Doug of Brownfield, Maine. Terry is also survived by three nieces, three nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. Terry is preceded in death by his father, Walter L. Looper, paternal grandparents, Walter & Bertha Looper and maternal grandmother, Ruth McDaniel. There will be a private service held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 December 1999
THELMA LOOPER

Thelma Looper, 89, of Ft. Smith (formerly of Mansfield) died on Saturday, November 27, 1999 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a member of United Methodist Church, a homemaker and the widow of Fred Looper. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Rodgers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 1, 1999 at First United Methodist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Earline Looper of Ft. Smith; one grandson, Chad Looper; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
18 April 2007
PAULADEAN LORD

Pauladean Lord, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, an R.N. and her favorite scripture was Psalms 121. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21st in Mineral Wells, Texas. She is survived by one daughter, Julie Duncan of Waldron, AR; two sons, Dale Morse of Tucson, Arizona and Tim Morse of Reno, Nevada; one sister, Lana Page of Mineral Wells, TX; six grandchildren, Jordan, Amber and Alyssa Duncan, Kaylen, Allena and Stephanie Morse. Special thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers please make donations to one of our local Relay for Life Teams in her honor.

The Waldron News
3 November 2010
ROYCE BYERS "ROBY" LOVELESS, JR

Royce Byers "Roby" Loveless, Jr., age 66, of Alexander, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2010. He was born July 6, 1944 in Morrilton to Royce Byers Loveless, Sr. and Margaret Elisabeth Welch. He was a graduate of Clarendon High School, Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas and received his Administrative Certificate from the University of Arkansas. He retired after 36 years in education as a coach, principal, superintendent and counselor, having served in Lakeside, Clarendon, Waldron, Pea Ridge, Bryant and Benton school districts. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant and was a Deacon at First Baptist Churc in Clarendon. Survivors include his wife, Maudie Elizabeth Livingston Loveless; two sons, Shawn A. Loveless of Euless, Texas and Royce Clayton "Clay" Loveless and his wife Jessica of Alexander; one granddaughter, Aubrey Loveless of Alexander; one brother, Tim Welch Loveless and his wife Ellen of Conway; one sister, Nancy Laura Joyner of Monroe, Louisiana and several nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant, AR with Dr. Patrick Mead officiating. Burial was at Pinecrest Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund or the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaronack Ave., #492, White Plains, NY 10605.

The Waldron News
30 September 2009
FRANCES LUCILLE LOVELY

Frances Lucille Lovely, 68, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 in the National Park Medical Center. She was a former member of James Fork Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Shirley Fry of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Quilla Lovely of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two nieces and three nephews. The oldest child of John and Edna Lovely, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Bruce; one brother, Johnny B. Lovely; one niece and two nephews. Graveside Service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
27 January 1999
CALVIN C. LOVETT

Calvin C. Lovett, 75, of Waldron died Jan. 19 in Waldron. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Needmore, Arkansas. Funeral service was from 1 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Chart Pentecostal church with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating, with burial in the Rogers Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Lovett of Waldron; three brothers, Ray Lovett of Needmore, Arkansas, Gaylord Lovett of Lamb Community, Arkansas, Nathan "Ike" Lovett of Waldron. Pallbearers were Shane McConnel, David McConnel, Clay McConnel, Brother Rogers, Bo Rogers, Martin Dunigan, Douglas White, Jr., Dal White, Daniel White, and Allan Ward.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
GERALDINE ALINE LOVETT

Geraldine Aline Lovett, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2010 in a Waldron nursing home. Geraldine is survived by her son Ernest Lovett of Boles, AR; daughter Sandra Lovett Goff of Dugway, Utah; four grandchildren, Richard Lovett, John Lovett, Shane Goff and Christy Goff; 6 great grandchildren; and her sister Rosie Scott Hawkins. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband Ray Lovett, brother Carl Cross, and her parents Warren and Thelma Cross; two children, Trullen George Lovett and Thelma Ray Lovett and one great-grandson. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Richard Lovett, John Lovett, Bill Lovett, Shane Goff, Rick Davis and Mike Pile.

Scott County Times
4 September 2002
JEWELENE LOVETT

Jewelene Lovett, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, August 28, 2002 in her home. She was a retired employee of Tyson Foods. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alice Slater; sisters, Verna Balentine and Betty Boman; brothers, Joe Slater, Lee Roe Slater and Donald Slater. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 30, 2002 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in the Lamb community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Gaylord (Buck) Lovett; three daughters, Gayla Hudson, Barbara Isham and Brenda Coffey all of Waldron; four sons, Hershal Lovett, Jim Lovett, Bill Lovett and Bobby Lovett all of Waldron; two sisters, Wilma Smith of Waldron and Eva Denney of Iowa; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brian Lovett, Bruce Isham, Mark Isham, Jeremy Woodard, Dustin Lovett and Steven Black. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bullington, Charles Hays, Billie Joe Hardin, Wayne Mote and Mike Galinato.

Scott County Times
24 January 2001
MILDRED LOVETT

Mildred Lovett of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of the Johnson Creek community, died Friday, January 19, 2001 in St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith. She was born September 12, 1922 in Johnson Creek, Arkansas to the late Wylie Hensley and the late Nora Carpenter Hensley, her age being 78 years, 4 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage on April 7, 1945 in Johnson Creek, Arkansas to the late Calvin C. Lovett. She was a member of the Holiness faith and a homemaker. She is survived by one brother, Jim Hensley of Wylie, Texas; two sisters Delia Warren of Talihina, Oklahoma and Cracie Cole of Hillsborough, Oregon. Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters, Josie Ward, Estelle Johnson, Frona Bagwell, Ellen Hamilton and brothers, Sam Hensley, John Hensley, Arlin Hensley and James Hensley. Funeral services were at 2 pm Sunday, January 21, 2001 in the Chant Pentecostal Church with Brother Michael Shaddon and Brother Rick Hunt officiating. Interment will be in the Rogers Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Doug White, Jr., Dal White, Daniel White, David McConnell, Shane McConnell, Clay McConnell, Allen Ward and Mike Austin.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
NATHAN "IKE" LOVETT

Nathan "Ike" Lovett, age 73, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, November 2, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker and a veteran and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Lovett of the home; one daughter, Gaylene Justice and husband Larry of Waldron; two sons, Larry Lovett and wife Tammy of Waldron and Josh Lovett and wife Michelle of Shreveport, Louisiana; one brother, Gaylord Lovett of Waldron; seven grandchildren, Joy Slater and husband Lynn, Tracy Stinson, Bubba Canada, Amanda Lovett, Shane Lovett, Jeana Lovett and Jacob Lovett; and four great grandchildren, Lance and Shane Justice, Ryan Stinson and Brylee Canada. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Waldron Pentecostal Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Hershal Lovett, Bill Lovett, L.D. Powell, Rick Hudson, Gerald Ennis and Bobby Lovett.

Scott County Times
25 October 2000
RAY CECIL LOVETT

Ray Cecil Lovett, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 17, in his home. Mr. Lovett was a retired truck driver for Waldron Furniture Manufacturing and attended Needmore Assembly of God Church. Mr. Lovett was a WWII veteran. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 20 at Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; one daughter, Sandra G. Goff of Dugway, Utah; one son, Ernest G. Lovett of Crossett, Arkansas; three brothers, Gaylord (Buck) Lovett of Waldron, Nathan (Ike) Lovett of Waldron and Luke Lovett of Visalia, Californa; four grandchildren, Christy Chisum of Sherman, Texas, Richard Lovett of Little Rock, Arkansas, John Lovett of Little Rock, Arkansas and Shane Goff of New Boston, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
5 May 2010
THELMA LOVETT

Thelma Lovett, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Thelma is survived by her daughter Gaylene Justice of Waldron; two sons, Larry Lovett of Waldron and Josh Lovett of Louisiana; grandchildren, Joy Justice, Tracy Stinson, Bubba Canada, Amanda, Shane, Gena and Jacob Lovett; four great grandchildren, and five sisters, Fern Powell, Dorothy Lovett, Margie Lasiter, Allie Dickerson, Estel Ennis and Betty Smith. Thelma is preceded in death by her husband Nathan Lovett, her parents George and Irtley Walker, and four brothers Edgar, Carl, Hubert and Perry Walker. Funeral services were Monday, May 3, 2010 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were David Jones, Frank Shaddon, Perry Dorr, Kenny Finney, Glen Miller and Virgil Hutchens.

The Waldron News
1 September 2010 & 8 September 2010
DALTON N. LOW

Dalton N. Low, Jr., 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 29, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Dalton was born February 12, 1924 to the late Dalton N. Low and Helen (Cabe) Low. He pastored Baptist churches in West Hartford, Winfield, Waldron, Iowa and California. He was a good "Jack of many trades" including horse trainer, rodeo participant, service station attendant operator, furniture maker/upholsterer, truck driver, crane operator and other heavy equipment operator. During his preaching, when the word "LO" appeared in the scriptures, he felt it as speaking directly to him for special attention. He was well-loved and respected by many, loved the ministry to minister where ever he went. Dalton is survived by his wife of 65+ years Jackie (Fuller) Low of the home; one son, Gary and wife Yvonne Low, one grandson, Grayson Low all of Aurora, Colorado, adopted sons, Ron Barrett of California, Steve Rosengren of Canada, Michael Nelson of California; cousins, the Cabe and Sparks families; many nieces/nephews/great nieces/nephews and many long time friends, Eugene Jett and family Wayne Holland and family, Rena McNeely, Marie McCord and Dorothy Davenport, and in-laws, Stouts, Fullers and Harpers. He was preceded in death by his parents Dalton N. Low and Helen (Cabe) Low; brothers, Melvin, Eston and Max Eugene; sisters, Ruby Mitchell, Lorine Millard; a son Tommy Dalton; an adopted son, Mike Palmer; two nieces, Sheila Riddle and Sarie Stewart. Dalton's memorial service will be held at the Temple Baptist Church next week. A private family interment service will be held at Birdsview Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the Gideon's for Bibles and/or to the Temple Baptist Church for the building fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
4 October 2006
DARLA LYNN SARTAIN LOWDER

Darla Lynn Sartain Lowder, 53, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas died Tuesday, September 26, 2006 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born July 4, 1953 in Victoria, Texas. She was former owner and operator of Vian Tenkiller News, Muldrow Times Star and Roland Register newspapers. She was a lifelong resident of Sequoyah County and a Baptist. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, OK with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow, OK. She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharla & Brad Evans of Waldron, AR, Tranesa Duty of Muldrow, OK, Johnna Jones of Muldrow, OK and Dana & Michael Stout of Roland, OK; eight grandchildren, Daniel & Kayla Button, Sydni Evans, Tracey Tippetts, Jenna Duty, Justice and Liberty Jones and Braylon Stout; her mother, Anna Sartain Baggs of Parks, AR; three sisters, Victoria Ruggere of Ft. Worth, TX; Shana Marr of Muldrow, OK and Denisse Combs of Grandbury, TX; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Tracey Sartain and her step-father, Johnny Baggs. Pallbearers were Johnny Philpot, Roy Coleman, Zach Sartain, Samuel Marr, Ty Combs and Brian McCullah.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
FRANCES LOWE

Waldron--Frances M. Lowe, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 7, in Waldron. She was a retired sales clerk and a Methodist. Graveside service was held at 10:00 am Friday, December 12, with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one step-daughter, Cheri Steging of Springfield, Missouri; one son, Lee Faris of Cerritos, California; and one step-son, Bob Lowe of Los Angeles, California.

The Waldron News
6 October 2004
AVIS MARIE LOYD

Avis Marie Loyd, 77, of Fort Smith passed away September 28, 2004 in Fort Smith. She was a retired housekeeper at Sparks Regional Medical Center, she attended the Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Sanford Loyd. Funeral service was at 10:00 Friday, October 1, 2004 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Perkins of Fort Smith; three sons, James Loyd of Waldron, Arkansas, David Loyd of Fort Smith, AR and Kenneth Kerr of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Ellen Misskelley of Fort Smith, AR and Faye Hunter of Lavaca, AR; one brother, James Kerr of Fort Smith, AR; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
BERTHA LUNSFORD

Bertha Louise Lunsford, 90, of Russellville, Arkansas died February 12, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Temple Baptist Church with burial at Hunt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in- law, Don and Lameda Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas and C.B. and Jean Lunsford of Russellvile, Arkansas; two sisters, Vida Stearman of Waldron, Arkansas and Mollie Frazier of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister-in- law, Bonnie Lunsford of Springdale, Texas; one brother, Grady Yandell Arovia of Granda, California; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Randy Lunsford, Steve Lunsford, Larry Lunsford, Leonard Hutchinson, Terry Motley and Jerry Motley.

The Waldron News
24 September 2008
DONALD LEE LUNSFORD

Donald Lee Lunsford, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He is survived by his wife f 51 years Lameda Lunsford of the home; son Larry Lunsford of Waldron, AR; daughter Teri Lunsford of Clarksville, AR; granddaughter Destiny Lunsford of Clarksville, AR; brother C.B. Lunsford and wife Jean of Russellville, AR; sister-in-law Bonnie Lunsford of Waldron, AR; uncle Grady and Syble Lunsford of California; aunt Vida Stearman and husband Charles of Waldron, AR. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the Hunt Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
26 November 2008
NELDA GAYLE LUNSFORD

Nelda Gayle Lunsford, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in a Little Rock hospital. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles Lunsford, three daughters, Teresa Gossett and husband Roger of Waldron, Arkansas, Tammy Houston and husband Brandon of Springdale, Arkansas, Sayre Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas, one son Clint Lunsford and wife Kellie of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother Waylan Jones of Waldron, Arkansas, four sisters, Ola Faye Moore of Paris, Arkansas, Shelby Lewis of Aly, Arkansas, Shirley Yandell of Fourche Valley, Arkansas, Glenda Oglesby of Ada, Oklahoma, 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church with burial at the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were James Altan Montgomery, John William Hall III, Eric Dewain Parsons, David Hattabaugh, Jerrod Holt and Travis Wayne Yandell. Honorary pallbearers were Rex Allen Helms, Jonathan "Douglas" Gossett, Andrew Tyler Hall, Calvin Ray Lunsford and Brantley Wayne Lunsford.

The Waldron News
26 April 2000
PACER LEE LUNSFORD

Pacer Lee Lunsford, age 28, of the Nella community, passed away at his home April 20, 2000. Graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Johnson Creek Cemetery in the Nella community. Mr. Lunsford is survived by his parents, Vernon and Joyce Lunsford of the Nella community; two children, Jace Ray Lunsford and Skylar Anne Lunsford and their mother, Bridget Doyle all of Waldron; two brothers, Billy Wayne Lunsford of Springdale, Arkansas and his children, Seth Dylan Lunsford and Alician of Waldron and Kallie Nicole Lunsford also of Waldron, and Heath Dwayne Lunsford and his wife Patty of Cove, Arkansas and their children, Vanessa and Brandi Loyd, Erica and Marissa Lunsford of Huntington, Arkansas. Other survivors include one sister, Lisa Smith and her husband Gary and their children, Gary and Garon Smith of Waldron; grandparents, Myrtle and Hubert Reed of Waldron and Warren and Ruby Coyle of the Greenridge community, along with several friends.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
VERNON LEE LUNSFORD

Vernon Lee Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, January 2, 2012 in a Waldron nursing home. Vernon was born December 27, 1946 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Willie and Myrtle Lunsford. Vernon was 65 years and 6 days old. Vernon was an avid deer hunter, and also loved fishing. Vernon leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 45 years, Joyce Lunsford of the home; one daughter, Lisa Smith of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Heath Lunsford and Billy Lunsford both of Waldron, Arkansas. Vernon will also be greatly missed by 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. In addition, he is survived by one brother, Charles Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas. Vernon is preceded in death in addition to his parents by one son Pacer Lunsford. Vernon's funeral service was held wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Cremation will follow. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Vernon's visitation was Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
22 March 2006
GUTHRIE LUTON

Guthrie Porter Luton, age 75, of Hartford died Sunday, March 12, 2006 in his home. He was a self-employed farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ethel Luton; one brother, Gwendolyn Luton, and three sisters, Cleo McKinney, Eva Ward and Mildred Hood Boyd. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am at Faith Chapel in Hartford with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Dean Luton of the home; one sister, Hancox of Ft. Smith; four daughters, Sue Parks of Hartford, Beatrice Cook and husband Joe of Huntington, Kathy Slater and husband Bob of Waldron, and Debbie Brassfield and husband Richie of Hartford; one son, Guthrie Lyn Luton of the home; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Basinger, Bobby Chick, Clyde Mendenhall, Terry Roberts, Jerry Roberts and Larry Hoopengarner. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Hoopengarner, Billy Chick, Tom Suttles, Jimmy Steele and Paul Grambling.

Scott County Times
12 May 2004
ELSIE LUTTRELL

Elsie Lee Luttrell, 82, of Waldron, died Friday, May 7, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Cauthron Southern Baptist Church and widow of John B. Luttrell. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Haga of Waldron and step-daughter Vera Pate of Fort Smith; one son, Rev. Herman Woodard of Boles, Arkansas and step- son, Billy Luttrell of Waldron; one sister, Ilee Prince of Plainview, Arkansas; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jonathan Woodard, Danny Haga, Randall Woodard, Dan Wright, Dusty Wright and Robby Shaddon.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
BONNIE LOU LYLES

Bonnie Lou Lyles, 69, of Waldron, died Saturday, March 13, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lyles. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 15 at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Lyles, of the home; two daughers and son-in-laws: Katherine and Richard Frye, of Waldron and Debra and Robert Millar, of Little Rock; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
16 September 1998
RAMONA FAE LYLES

Ramona Fae Lyles, 57, of Madison, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 8, 1998 in Nashville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and of Pentecostal faith. Funeral service was at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11 in Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include her husband, Louis; three daughters: Yalonda House, of Texarkana, Rhonda Medlock, of Nashville, Tennessee and Tina Medlock, of Nashville, Tennessee; three sisters: Ozell Davis, of Waldron, Louise Johns, of Dallas, Texas and Janine Jarvis, of Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
5 February 2003
JOE DELL LYNCH

A memorial service for Joe Dell Lynch, 47, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Waldron, Ark. will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Bates, Ark. Joe was born in Siloam Springs, Ark. on July 31, 1955 to William Ray and Marie Lynch and departed this life for a far better one on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. Joe was a disabled retiree from Tyson Foods, and was of the Baptist faith. Joe was preceded in death by his dad and an older brother, Kenneth Ray Lynch, an older sister, Betty Jeanne Lynch Stafford, and a special nephew, Spencer Keith Lynch. Left to survive his passing is his mother, Marie Lynch of Heavener, Okla; 2 brothers & sisters-in-law, Glen & Pat Lynch of Wister, Okla. and James and Jeannie Lynch of Poteau, Okla; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynda & Paul Hamlin of Howe, Okla. and Ann & Gary Pottridge of Bates, Ark; 14 nieces and nephews, Bruce, Lecretia, Troy, Travis, Karla, Penny, Charla, Jodi, Jamie, Patrick, Sheri, Kyla, Aimee & Jason. Several great nieces & nephews and 1 great great nephew. Also special friends, Terry & Schree Bryant. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetic Association.

The Waldron News
9 April 2008
JEANA PARKER LYNN

Memorial services for Jeana Parker Lynn, 67, formerly of Chickasha, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasah. Jeana Lynn was born on December 1, 1940 in Hobert, OK, the daughter of Weldon and Fannie Parker. She passed away Friday, March 28, 2008 in Texas. Jeana was raised in Bethany, Oklahoma. She graduated from Putnam City High School in 1958. She led a very full and active life. One of her favorite passions was quilting, which she shared with family and friends. Her true love was her family, especially her grandchildren. Jeana was preceded in death by her father, Weldon Parker; adoptive father, Neal Mitchell; brother, Carl Mitchell; sister Barbara Matheson; and a nephew, Tony Matheson. Survivors include daughter Kerrie Kelley of Plano, TX; daughter and son-in-law Kris and Paul Miller of Flower Mound, TX; son and daughter-in-law Korey and Marianne Lynn of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Shaun, McKaley, Griffin and a future granddaughter; mother Fannie Mitchell of Waldron, AR; sister Nita and Kenneth Bynum of Waldron, AR and numerous nieces and nephews. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jeana's memory to the Livestrong Foundation at www.livestrong.org. Services were under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
30 August 2000
SAMMY LYNN

Sammy Joe Lynn, 59, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, August 25, 2000 in his home. He was retired from A.A.F.E.S. Graveside services were held Monday, August 28, 2000 at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his companion, Shirley Lynn of Merced, California; one daughter, Pamela Cairncross of Atwater, California; one son, Ryder Joe Lynn of Merced, California; one sister and brother-in-law, Carroll and June Cass of Mansfield, Arkansas, one brother, James Lynn of Coos Bay, Oregon; three grandchildren, Samantha, Nikki, Katie all of Merced, California; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
BETTY GRIMES LYONS

Betty Grimes Lyons went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 7, 2008 at her home in Waldron, Arkansas. She was the oldest child of Lee Roy and Eunice Grives, born on December 3, 1929 in Carden Bottom, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Charles Lyons. Mrs. Lyons was a revered English teacher in the Waldron Public Schools for twenty five years and a positive impact on literally hundreds of students during her career. Teaching was her passion not just a job! She was also a long time dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron and a member of the adult three Sunday School Class. Mrs. Lyons was also a member of the Bible Study Fellowship. She was active in clubs including the Home Demonstration, Garden Club, and Retired Teachers Associaiton. As a recipient of a kidney transplant late in life, she realized the importance of appreciating every dy and using her time to make a difference. She leaves behind two sisters, Frances Crane of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Nancy Bostain of Richmond, Virginia. Also surviving her are three children, Mike Lyons and wife Rose of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Danny Lyons and wife Jeannie of Russellville, Arkansas and Mary Lynn Dickinson and husband William of Carrollton, Texas. Mrs. Lyons had seven grandchildren she adored. They are Ellen Harrison, Laura Lyons, Emily Lunney, Hall Lyons, Parker Shoaf, John Dickinson and Tony Dickinson. She also had one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Harrison. Services for Mrs. Lyons were on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with interment at 3:30 p.m. at the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Neil Cherry, Mark Ward, Johnny Ward, Ule Horn, Wayne Bass and Eddie Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult III Sunday School Class. Any memorials can be sent to the First Baptist Church of Waldron, Arkansas or to a charitable organization of your choice.

Scott County Times
11 October 2000
CHARLES EDWARD LYONS

Charles Edward Lyons, age 72, of Waldron died Monday, October 2, 2000 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Mr. Lyons was born January 12, 1928 to the late Homer & Faye Hambright Lyons of Dardanelle. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1952 and was a long time high school coach and educator at the Dardanelle, Waldron, and Little Rock school systems. Mr. Lyons was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church, Waldron Retired Teacher Association, and a lifetime member of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Grimes Lyons, one daughter, Mary Lyons Shoaf of Dallas, two sons and their wives, Mike and Rose Lyons of Fort Smith, Danny & Jeannie Lyons of Russellville. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Ellen Lyons, Emily Lyons, Laura Lyons, Hall Lyons, Parker Shoaf and one sister, Bonnie Jacobs of Dardanelle. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 5 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Nelson Wilhelm and Rev. Frank Thurman officiating and interment at Brearly Cemetery in Dardanelle under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

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