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The Waldron News
19 January 2011
LEIGH MAASS

Leigh Maass, 83, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Leigh is survived by one daughter Katheryn and husband Dan Shue of Manitau Beach, Michigan; one son, Karl Maass of Livonia, Michigan; two grandchildren, Nathan Correll and Reece Correll both of Ann Arbor, Michigan; two great-grandchildren, Chrisopher Correll and Tarrin Correll also of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Leigh is preceded in death by her husband Fred Maass. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with interment to follow in the Hartford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing was Monday, January 17, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Ken Boyd, Brent Reeves, Bruce Pyles, Kenny Burgett, Kanny Dalmut and Gary Musgrove.

Scott County Times
8 August 2001
PATRICIA MACERO

Patricia Mary Macero, 47, of Waldron died Saturday, August 4, 2001 in her home. She was a surgical technicianand a Southern Baptist. Memorial services ill be at a later date. She is survived by her husband, Francis Macero; one daughter, Jennifer Macero of Waldron; two stepsons, Francis Macero, Jr. and Matthew Macero both of Seymore, Connecticut; her parents, Roland and Linda Pumphrey of Kissimmee, Florida; two brothers, Steven Pumphrey of Seymore and Michael Pumphrey of Kissimmee; and 2 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 October 2011
WILLARD MACK

Willard Mack, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 10, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church and a member of UMWA, United Mine Workers of America. He went by the call sign W5MAK on the Ham radio. He enjoyed his frequest outings to the local McDonald's. Willard is survived by his wife Marjory Mack of the home; two daughters, Pat Kirchhoff and husband Craig of Mississippi, Nellie Lake and husband Larry of Colorado; two sons, Andy Mack and wife Sengkham of For Smith, AR, Willard Lindy Mack and wife Jean of Florida; one sister, Vangie Goodman of Vancouver, Washington. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Nellie Mack, three sisters and six brothers. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Gospel Lighthouse Church on Hwy. 272 in Waldron. The family will have a private committal service in Colorado at a later date. In lieu of flowers you can donate to the Gospel Lighthouse Church, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
DAVID EDWARD MACKEY

David Edward Mackey, 51, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at his home. David is survived by five brothers, Jimmy Mackey of Waldron, Tommy Mackey and wife Donna of Seminole, OK, Darrel Mackey and wife Melinda of Konawa, OK, Ronnie Mackey and wife Sandra of Lightning Ridge, OK, and Eldon Mackey and wife Judy of Noble, OK, and sister Geraldine Young of Ada, OK. David was preceded in death by his parents Lillie and Gene Cossey, his biological father Zelma Dale Mackey and his sister Francis Mackey. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Ouachita Mountains Missionary Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Dewey Fain, Stephen Fain, James Alderman, Dale Thompkins, Rick Davis and Russell Davis.

The Waldron News
7 July 2004
GERALD MADDOX

Gerald Maddox, 71, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away June 30, 2004 in Fort Smith. He was a retired grocery store owner; he had numerous grocery stores in Mansfield, Mena, Waldron, Greenwood, Prescott, Booneville and Mt. Ida, Arkansas and Sallisaw, Stillwell and Cushing, Oklahoma. He also served in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Georgia Riddle. Memorial Service was at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Geraldene Maddox; two daughters, Deb Nowell and husband Don of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Pamela Ann Thompson of Fort Smith; three sons, Doug Maddox and wife Cher of Mena, Arkansas, Steven Vernon Womble of Fort Smith, Arkansas and James Everett Womble and wife Jennifer of Mena, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Lance Gibson, Michelle Saveall, Ty Thompson, Brady Cagle, Aja Vaught, Dania Efird and Billy Brewer; and seven great-grandchildren, Marley Ortiz, Karson Fleming, Adam Saveall, Linley Saveall, Xavier Efird, Naia Efird and Isabella Vaught. Memorials may be made to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903. To place an online tribute please visit www.mem.com.

The Waldron News
23 November 2011
GERALDENE MADDOX

Geraldene Maddox of Fort Smith, AR passed away November 11, 2011 in Hot Springs, AR. Survivors include James Womble and wife Jennifer, Steven Womble and John Tillman, Pam Thompson, Deb Nowell and husband Don, Doug Maddox and wife Cher; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren. Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, AR.

The Waldron News
30 November 2011
GERALDENE MADDOX

Geraldene Maddox, 70, of Fort Smith, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011, in Hot Springs. She was born February 10, 1941 in Fort Smith to Ernest and Eileen Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Maddox, mother Ilene Edwards, daughter Georgia Riddle and father Ernest Edwards. She is survived by her children daughter Pam Thompson, son Steven Womble and John Tillman, son James Womble and wife Jennifer, daughter Deb Nowell and husband Don and son Doug Maddox and wife Cher, siblings Ernest Edwards, Jr. and wife Donna, Kim Flurry and husband Kevin and Susan Kirkland, grandchildren Ty Thompson, Brady Cagle, Dania Efird and husband Brent, Billy Brewer and wife Danielle, Lance Gibson, Michelle Saveall and husband Keith, Landry Maddox and Aja Vaught and husband Tristan, great grandchildren Xavier, Naia, Paxton, Kailie, Bentley, Karson, Marley, Adam, Linley, Isabella and Jude, stepmother Joann Edwards, and many nieces, nephews, friends and a very special uncle Arnold and Georgia Blaylock. Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Green officiating. Memorial service and cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 August 2004
RITA BURNETT MADELEY

Rita Burnett Madeley, 59, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away July 26, 2004 in a Galveston, Texas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of New Wine Fellowship Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel in Conroe, Texas, with burial at Copeland Chapel Cemetery in Conroe, Texas. She is survived by her husband Walter; one daughter, Lisa Kay and husband Robert Wood of Waldron; one son, Jeffery Lee and wife Kimberly of Edna, TX; one step-daughter, Sharon Bodie of Hornbeck, LA; two step-sons, Walter Madeley III of Biloxi, MS and Jerry Madeley of Vidor, TX; three sisters, Shirley Kirkland and husband J.W. of Channelview, TX, Jean Ballard of Channelview, TX and Linda Harrison and husband Ralph of Houston, TX; two brothers, W.A. Burnett and wife Shirley of Waldron, and J.C. Burnett of Palestine, TX; grandchildren, Bethany Brooke Wood, Brooke Nickol Madeley, Ousia Hays, James Bodie, Jerry Bodie, Jerry Bodie and Walter (Rusty) Madeley IV; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
22 August 2012
DAVE RILEY MAGGARD

Dave Riley Maggard of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Dave was born August 19, 1941 to Cody H. Maggard and Lanora D. (Starling) Maggard in Santa Monica, California. Dave was 70 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Dave enjoyed doing wood working. When he had time he loved to go fishing. His favorite thing to do was to talk on the CB radio. Dave made a lot of friends and acquaintances with his radio. Dean leaves behind to cherish his memory, four daughters, Dorothy and Sallie of California, Kathryn and Lenda of Arkansas, two sons, Joseph of California and Riley of Arkansas. Dave leaves precious memories with his eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dave is also survived by three sisters, Elaine and Roxann of Arkansas and Dorinda of Tennessee and four brothers, Michael David of Indiana and James, Darrell and Mike of Arkansas. Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Cody Maggard and Lanora (Starling) Maggard, his grandparents, one sister and one brother. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 in the Bloodsworth Cemetery in the Tate Community with Bro. Bobby Joe Turner officiating with interment to follow. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 April 2008
LANORA DEAN MAGGARD

Lanora Dean Maggard, 86, of Booneville, Arkansas was born March 11, 1922 in Knox City, Texas to Omer Dewey and Grace Leona (Wooley) Starling. She passed away April 8, 2008 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Union Hope Baptist Church in the Tate Community near Booneville. She was known as "Ma Maggard" or "Grandma Maggard" to those that knew and loved her. She as a true prayer warrior and enjoyed crocheting. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cody Hollie; her parents, son James Hollie, daughter Judith Maggard and brother, Omer L. Starling. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville with burial at Bloodsworth Cemetery near the Tate community, near Booneville, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Shook of the Tate Community, AR, Dorinda Thornsberry of Jackson, TN and Roxie O'Hagan of the Tate Community, AR; one son, Dave Riley of Tate Community, AR; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Burleigh Grimes, Zach O'Hagan, Wayne Preston, Riley Maggard, Darryn Thornsberry and Rick Owens. Honorary pallsbearers were Jeff Shook, James R. Shook, Mark, Derek, Chris and Todd Thornsberry.

The Waldron News
1 April 2009
JAMES THOMAS MAHAFFEY
Jan. 24, 1941 - March 26, 2009

James Thomas Mahaffey, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 in a Fort Smith hospital. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Robinson and Angela Robinson of Magazine, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, Leslie Cross Robinson, Amanda Robinson, Ricky Robinson, Amy Robinson, Misty Dawn Reitenbaugh and Ladonna Reitenbaugh; three sisters, Wilma and husband David Butler of Waldron, AR, Elaine Mahaffey also of Waldron and Floraine Valintine of Gatewood, Missouri; brother Billy Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas; ex-wife Sherry Schmitt of Magazine, AR. He is preceded in death by his father William Mahaffey, one son Larry James Mahaffey, two brothers, Johnny Mahaffey and Lowell Mahaffey. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. A special thanks to Peggy Ballard with Home Health Care from the Mahaffey family.

The Waldron News
27 June 2012
LOLA MAE MAHAFFEY

Lola Mae Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Lola was born February 12, 1919 to James Allen Hill and Nancy Ann (Phillips) Hill in Burr, Missouri. Lola was 93 years, 4 months and 22 days old. She was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Church of God near Waldron, Arkansas. At the age of 21, Lola married the love of her life, William Thomas Mahaffey. She loved her family. Lola always said that she believed she was put on this earth to take care of her family and friends. This loving heart earned her the title of "Granny." Everyone enjoyed being around Grayyn's sweet nature. She was notorious for winning the hearts of the neighborhood children with all her home made goodies. You may have come to her house hungry but you didn't leave that way. Granny had endured a lot of difficult times in her life. She survived the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Titanic aftermath, the signing of the Versailles Treaty, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Vietnam, WWI, WWII, the Cold War and September 11. All this history and so many stories she has told. Her most inspring, was staying up late and praying for her family and friends. She loved to share how she felt about the Lord with anyone she could reach. She even walked ten miles when she was in her 60's to raise money for the church. "Granny" leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters, Wilma Butler and husband David of Waldron, Arkansas, Elaine Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas and Florain Valentine of Gatewood, Missouri, and one son William "Bill" Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever be missed by her eleven grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and many friends and loved ones. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, James Hill and Nancy (Phillips) Hill, husband William Mahaffey, three sons, James, Johney and Lowell Mahaffey and a grandson, Larry James Mahaffey. Granny's graveside service will be Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Johnson Chapel Cemetery in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. "Granny's" visitation was Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 March 2008
LOWELL MORGAN MAHAFFEY

Lowell Morgan Mahaffey, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the New Life Center with interment at Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his two daughters, Lisa Mahaffey of Bentonville, AR, Latrina Mahaffey of Oklahoma City, OK; one son, Rickey Mahaffey and wife Amber of Danville, AR; mother, Lola Mahaffey of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Elaine Mahaffey and Wilma Butler both of Waldron, AR, Floraine Valentine of Gatewood, MI; two brothers, James and William Mahaffey both of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, Asia and Steven Vongphakdy of Bentonville, AR and Brandon and Brittney Mahaffey of Waldron, AR. He is preceded in death by his father, William Mahaffey. Pallbearers were Steven Vongphakdy, Dennis Butler, Martin Myers, Lenny Bailey, Brad Jett and McLaine McEntire.

The Waldron News
14 June 2006
BERTHA MAE MAHURIN

Bertha Mae Mahurin, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 5, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was retired from Tyson Foods and a Pentecostal by faith. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Friendship Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Mahurin of the home; one daughter, Wanda Thompkins of Waldron, AR; one son, Ronnie Mahurin of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson of Waldron, AR, Dennis Copeland of Waldron, AR and Heather Hutton of Wister, OK; and seven great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Justin Shores, Billy Shores, Shelton Huffa, Dennis Copeland, Randy Cogburn and Michael Garrison. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Thompkins and Joe Cogburn.

The Waldron News
23 September 1998
CHARLES LEE MAHURIN

Charles Lee Mahurin, 58, of Waldron, died Tuesday, September 15, 1998 in his home. He was a logger and attended the Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at the Bates Assembly of God Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron. Survivors include his wife, Connie Mahurin, of the home; four daughters: Brandi and Nikkita Mahurin, of the home, Lisa Brown, of Mansfield and Betty Reed, of Waldron; four sons: Greg Duncan, Vince Duncan, Aaron Duncan and Rick Mahurin, all of Waldron; two sisters: Mary Smith and Dean Stuart, both of Waldron; one brother, Danny Mahurin, of Waldron; eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jerald Hattabaugh, J.T. Helms, Jerry Don Hattabaugh, Terry Nix, James Hattabaugh and Mike Nix. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
23 March 2011
CLIFTON RAY MAHURIN

Clifton Ray Mahurin (Cliff), 71, of Waldron, AR passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2011 in the Waldron hospital. Clifton was born on October 29, 1939 in Norman, AR to the late Rex and Mildred Mahurin. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Wanda and Dale Thompkins, one son Ronnie Mahurin of Waldron, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley & Harold Shores of Waldron, AR, Sheila & Joe Cogburn of Kirby. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson, Dennis Copeland, Heather Hutton, six great grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife Bertha Mae (Efind) Mahurin. A private family graveside service was held at Friendship Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 July 2006
MAEBELLE JACKSON MAHURIN

Maebelle Jackson Mahurin, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away July 18, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, and a Baptist by faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Chestley Mahurin, two brothers, Enoch "Shorty" Jackson, Harvey Jackson, one sister, Cleo Carmack Morgan and two grandchildren, Bobby Gaston and Janice Harrison. Funeral service was at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Brushy Cemetery with interment in the Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Christine and Curtis Gaston of Jessieville, AR; Bernice and James Wood of Waldron, AR; one sister, Bessie Abernathy of Mt. Ida, AR; seven grandchildren, Terry Gaston, Cathy Crain and husband Wilford, Carl Ray Gaston and June, Judy Edwards and husband John, Arly Harrison, Robert Wood and wife Lisa, Cassie Coben and husband Bill; 14 great-grandchildren, Cammie Bishop and husband Timothy, Philicia Chase and husband Scott, Susan Crain, Tosha Baum, Bradley Gaston, Sherry Edwards, Kenneth Crain, Jeremy Crain, Bethany Wood, Danica Coben, Chestley Gaston and wife Sandy, Mary McNeely and husband Russell, John Edwards III and wife Karen, Bridget Meny and husband Michael; 16 great-great grandchildren, Chelsey Gaston, Jr., Brittany Gaston, Dakota Gaston, Amy Gaston, Michael Gaston, Elizabeth Gaston, Russell Thomas, Franklin Tidwell, Tiffany Bishop, Chanse Bishop, Michelle Chase, Dylan Baum, Cameron Kingery, Sean Meny, Jacob Meny and Kevin Meny. Pallbearers were the grandsons.

The Waldron News
16 March 2011
STELLA MAE MANASCO

Stella Mae Manasco, 91, of Greenwood, AR died March 10, 2011. She was born to Harvey Winston and Nancy (Riggins) Williams on October 4, 1919 in Kensett, AR. She was a housewife, a mother, and a member of Victory Temple Church of Fort Smith, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers and one grandchild. Stella is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Gassman and husband Vince of Greenwood, AR; Bonnie Dawson and husband Max of Harrison, AR; Nancy Warren and husband Eugene of Little Rock, AR; one sister, Ruth Justason of Lake Havasu City, AZ; six grandchildren, Debbie Rozell and husband Rick of Springdale, AR; Cheryl Lipham and husband Roger of Waldron, AR; Vince Gassman, Jr. and wife Amber of Fayetteville, AR; David Gassman and wife Kim of Greenwood, AR; Ron Dawson of Little Rock, AR & Becca Dover and husband Dennis of North Little Rock, AR; eighteen great-grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Victory Temple of Fort Smith, AR followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service will be at 4:00 p.m. at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, AR under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be the great- grandsons.

The Waldron News
15 October 2008
MARY JANE MANER

Mary Jane Maner, 61, was born in Tulsa, OK on January 30, 1947, and passed from this life in Fort Smith on October 10, 2008. She was a former employee of Tyson Foods, Inc. and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Waldron. She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Ann Brittain and an infant brother. She is survived by her son Raymond of Priyor, OK; grandson, Zachary; brother, Orbain Brittain, Jr. of Waldron, AR; sisters, Doris Thompson and Brenda Brittain both of Waldron; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in her honor at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa, OK on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed in Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK.

The Waldron News
26 February 2003
OMA LEE DRAPER MANES

Oma Lee (Draper) Manes, 73, of Monticello, went to be with our Lord February 14, 2003 at Little Rock. She was born December 23, 1929 in Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Oliver Sidney Draper and Laura Mandy Sherrill Draper. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Assembly of God Church at Monticello. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Manes, a brother, Dwaine Draper, two sisters, Wilma Roberinson and Bea Bunting, two nephews, Robert Deer and Bruce Deer, and one niece, Darla Draper. Survivors include one son, Stevie Manes of Collins; three daughters, Lolly Blackwell of Cove, Kathy Johnson of Star City, and Melissa Kamza of Las Vegas; one brother, Norman Draper of Pine Bluff; four sisters, Mildred Deer of Dierks, Mary Hurst, Lorene Crook and Jeanie Fish, all of Dumas; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dumas First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Newman officiating. Burial was at Walnut Lake Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Memorial may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

The Waldron News
8 August 2007
RUBY ALICE MANGUM

Mrs. Ruby Alice Mangum, age 94, of Quitman, La. died Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, La. following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Mangum was born Dec. 22, 1912 in Comanche, OK to the late James Adam Middleton and the late Mary I. (Copeland) Middleton. Funeral services were held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Jonesboro First Assembly of God Church in Josesboro, La. with Reverend Phil Middleton and David Womack officiating. Interment services were held at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mrs. Mangum was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde William Dowda; son, Michael Lynn Dowda; four great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Richard L. Womack and second husband, Johnny Mangum. She is survived by two daughers, June Womack of Quitman, LA. and Claudia Brown and husband Bill of Ridgecrest, CA; two sons, Jim Dowda and wife Norma Jean of Spokane Valley, WA and Don Dowda and wife Shelia of LaFayette, GA; daughter-in-law, Georgina Thrasher of Holiday Island, AR; sixteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; twenty-six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers.

The Waldron News
12 July 2000
THELMA HAWKINS MANN

Thelma Hawkins Mann, 81, a retired real estate manager, died Saturday, July 1, 2000 in Fort Worth, Texas. Thelma Hawkins was born on September 11, 1918, in Parks, Arkansas. Her family later moved to Waldron, AR where she grew up. Thelma moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1941, where she managed several businesses and became involved in rental property before retiring. A memorial service was held at 3:30 pm Thursday, July 6 in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas. She is survived by one daughter, Glynda Clark; grandchildren, Bryan Clark, Sherri McDaniel, Melinda Clark and Scott Clark; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle, Hayden and Chayenne. Memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

The Waldron News
5 April 2006
CHARLES GORDON MANNING

Charles Gordon Manning, 71, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Waldron Nursing Center. He was a retired line worker at Tyson and a member of Tatetown Pentecostal Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by five daughters, Charlene Pabst of Tupelo, MS, Bridgett Kems of Waldron, AR, Sandra Glade of Texas, Lynda Johnson of Waldron, AR and Doris Barrett of Fayetteville, AR; one son, Charles Manning, Jr. of Kansas; three sisters; one brother, 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Gary Johnson, Joe Johnson, Allen Poluman, Lon Manning, Joe Barrett and George Johnson.

The Waldron News
22 December 2010
LON WILLIAM MANNING, JR.

Lon William Manning, Jr., 51, of Scranton, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Lon was born September 29, 1959 in Houston, Texas to Lon William Manning, Sr. and Stella Ann (Holstein) Manning. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was employed by Sears. Lon is survived by his wife, Debra Manning of the home; two daughters, Loni Schroeder and Beth Manning both of the home; one son, Joshua Manning of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren, Tyler Schroeder and Chloe Manning. He is also survived by his mother, Stella Manning of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one sister Anna Manning of Dardanelle, Arkansas; and one brother, Richard Manning of Dardanelle, Arkansas. Lon is preceded in death by his father, Lon William Manning, Sr. Lon's funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers were Richard Manning, Jimmy Foster, Michael Manning, Van Massey, Gary Johnson and Steve Stice. Lon's visitation was 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
WANDA NELL MANNING

Wanda Nell Manning, 59, of the Blackfork community of Arkansas died Wednesday, January 19, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Charles; five daughters, Lynda Gail Johnson of Waldron, Doris Nell Barrett of Conway, AR, Sandra Ruth Glade of Ottawa, KS, Bridgett Kerns of Viola, AR and Charlene Marie Pabst of Jacksonville, AR; one son, Charles Gordan Manning, Jr. of Ottawa, KS; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
26 December 2007
ANN MANOUS

Callie Ann Yandell Manous, born August 11, 1925 joined her husband Louis Howard Manous and her son Gary in Glory December 17, 2007. She is survived by five children, Eva Rogers, Joan Dugan and Stephen Tolbert of Waldron, Arkansas, Michael Tolbert of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Sharon Garrison of Bella Vista, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nathan McMellon, Steve Tolbert, Hunter Nevills, Chuck Dugan, Mike Rogers and Wes Garrison. Graveside service and burial was at Duncan Cemetery.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
JOHNNY MARCHANT

Johnny Marchant, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, May 7, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a private investigator and a supervisor for Globe Security in Florida. His body will be cremated under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Annie Mae of the home; one daughter, Millie Ann Kozak of Social Circle, GA; two sons, Johnny G. Marchant of Greenwood, AR and Keith R. Marchant of Moss Point, Mississippi; one sister, Evelyn; one brother, James Marchant of Clyo, GA; three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
3 October 2001
LALA MARKUM

Lala L. Markum, 90, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma died Wednesday, September 26, 2001 in Broken Arrow. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper, a member of Berean Baptist Church of Tulsa and the widow of Eric Markum. Graveside services were held at 2 pm Saturday, September 29, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by 4 nieces, Joy Holleman of Parks, Georgina Goolsby of Stockton, California, Dorothy Taylor of Willard, Missouri and Betty Clark of Texas; one nephew, James Elwyn McCafferty of Parks; and several great nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
LEE WAYNE MARLER

Lee Wayne Marler of Springdale, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Springdale, Arkansas. Lee was born April 20, 1988 to Daniel Wayne Marler and Tammy Renee Helton in Minot, North Dakota. Lee was 24 years, 8 months and 13 days old. Lee loved playing video games and listening to music. Lee leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Tammy Helton Hanks of Springdale, Arkansas; his father, Dan Marler of Minot, North Dakota; one sister, Valerie Hickman and husband Landon of HOt Springs, Arkansas; two brothers, Michael Cowan of Waldron, Arkansas and Matthew Marler of Minot, North Dakota and two nieces Teri and Taylor Alred of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Lee will be missed by grandparents, Jean and Gary Strong of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, John D. and Peggy Helton of Lavaca, AR and Valerie Marler of Jackson, Missouri. Lee will also be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Lee's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Helton Cemetery near Booneville, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Lee's pallbearers were Traver Butenschoen, Jacob Amos, Markus Richmond, Landon Hickman, Samuel Helton and Buddy Slaten. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael Cowan. Lee's visitation was Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
18 June 2003
PAUL P. MARRONE, SR.

Waldron--Paul P. Marrone, Sr., 56, of Waldron, Arkansas passed into Glory to be with his Savior on June 11, 2003. He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Peter and Frances Marrone on November 19, 1946, living there until he moved to Waldron, Arkansas in November of 1989. He attended Community Bible Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was a Sunday School teacher. The services were held at 10:00 am on June 16, 2003 at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Paul is survived by two daughters, Traci O'Connor and her husband Tom of Boyertown, Pennsylvania and Jennifer Marrone of Fort Smith; three sons, Paul Marrone, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Joey Marrone and wife Stacy of Waldron, and Michael Marrone of Boyertown, Pennsylvania; one sister, Patricia McCarron of Ardmore, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Joseph and Francis Marrone; and grandchildren, Tommy O'Conner age 7, Tara O'Connor age 2, Hannah Marrone age 5, Nicholas Marrone age 4, and Jacob Marrone age 1. Dad and PopPop is loved and will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were Paul Marrone, Jr., Michael Marrone, Joseph Marrone, Jim Kolp, Randy Keen, Jerry Lovins, George Campbell and Jamie Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Rouse, Herbert Rose, Cary Toby, Steven Criter, Doug Williams and Lawrence Fitting.

Scott County Times
17 January 2001
G.T. (BUDDY) MARRS

G.T. (Buddy) Marrs, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, January 12, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by two sons, Joe David Marrs of Duncanville, Texas and John William Marrs of San Diego, California and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was Monday, January 15, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Joe David Marrs, David Marrs, Darvon Hutchens, Paul Rainbolt, Noral Stamps and Tommy Williams.

The Waldron News
5 October 2011
HELEN NADINE MARSH

Helen Nadine Marsh of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Helen was born on May 1, 1946 in Booneville, Arkansas to the late Walter Canada and Neta (Payne) Canada. She was 65 years of age. The greatest treasure in her life was being a loving wife, mom and memaw. She loved being with her loved ones and surrounded by extended family and friends. While taking care of her own family, Helen also raised and cared for many others whose lives were touched by her love and kindness. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Helen retired from Tyson Foods in 1995 after being a dedicated employee for 15 years. In her 15 years Helen made many friends and acquaintances that have remained with her throughout. Helen is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, Ralph Marsh. She is also survived by six daughters and two sons; Leeoma Lindquist of Mulberry, Arkansas; Sharon Rogers of Waldron, Arkansas; Robert Marsh & wife Lucinda of Waldron, Arkansas; Patricia Broussard and husband Bobby of Waldron, Arkansas; Angela Marsh of Waldron, Arkansas; Helen Halpain and Chad Sanders of Waldron, Arkansas; L.C. Marsh and wife Polly of Mulberry, Arkansas and Wanda Marsh of Mulberry, Arkansas; one brother, Harold (Bo) Canada of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Wanda Lecompte of Booneville, Arkansas. Memaw is survived by her grandchildren, Chance, Gage and Riley Broussard, Kelsey, Triton and Madyson Sanders, Nikki Smith, Kayla Beaty, Jerry and Richard Morris, Braiden Marsh, Rachel Himes, Brandy Marsh, Jeffie, Payton and Joseph Purdue, Kinnley Wagner and Janie Rhyne as well as 22 great grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by three sisters, Iclee Jones, Rose McNatt and Judy Pool; four brothers, John Canada, Billy Canada, Walter Canada and Tony Canada. Helen's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Helen's pallbearers were Robert Marsh, L.C. Marsh, Jerry Morris, Jr., Richard Morris, Nathan Beaty, Josie Thompson, Brent Smith, Robert Grigsby and Bruce Isham.

The Waldron News
16 May 2001
LOIS MARIE MARSH

Lois Marie Marsh, 83, of Booneville, Arkansas died Friday, May 11, 2001 in her home. She was a housewife and a mother. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001 at Carolan Cemetery with burial under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Brown of Booneville, AR; three sons, Bobby L. Marsh and Ralph N. Marsh, both of Waldron, AR and Jerry W. Marsh of Kingwood, TX; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
MARIE MARSH

Marie Marsh, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 1, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First United Methodist Church. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Black of Waldron, AR and Barbara Boren of San Antonio, TX; two sons, George Marsh of Andres Island, Bahama, Bill Marsh of Waldron, AR; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Blake Marsh, Phillip Marsh, Mike Simpson, Blade Simpson, Brad Black, Gabe Sullivan and Tony Davis.

The Waldron News
12 June 2013
LYNN AUSTIN MARSHALL

Lynn Austin Marshall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Savior, Saturday, June 8, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born October 29, 1944 to Joe Bob and Marian (Johnson) Austin. Lynn was 68 years, 7 months and 10 days old. Lynn moved to Oklahoma City to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and grandson when her health began to fail in February 2006. She formerly owned and operated Woodstock Kennels in Waldron where she loved taking care of others beloved pets. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding horses and carrying the flag in the Waldron Quadrille. She also was a draftsman and drew the plans for several businesses in Waldron as well as worked at STI. For many years Lynn was involved in AKC dog shows where she showed her Borzois (Russian Wolfhounds), her Papillion and she also helped Sarah with her standard poodles. She was also involved with the Ft. Smith Kennel Club where she worked with other members to host AKC dog shows. She enjoyed watching her grandson play ice hockey. Lynn will be dearly missed. Her memory will be cherished by her daugher: Sarah Lynn (Marshall) Schmidt and husband Tom. Granny will be missed dearly by her grandson Austin. Lynn is survived by her mother, Marian, two brothers: Robert (Spud) Austin, wife Rita and Joe Michael Austin and wife Sue. Lynn will be missed by all who knew her and by the many whose lives she touched, including a number of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Lynn is preceded in death by her father, Joe Bob Austin. A graveside service will be at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family would like to request, in lieu of flowers please donate to WildCare Foundation, 7601 84th St., Noble, OK for the wild animals affected by the May 2013 tornadoes in OK or A New Leash on Life, Inc., 7949 S. I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73149, 866-248-6265.

Scott County Times
4 April 2001
ALBRO MARTIN

Albro Franklin Martin, 78, of Waldron died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 in his home. He was a retired machinist and foreman for Potlach Corp., a veteran of WWII, a member and former deacon of the Stuttgart Southside Baptist Church and former member of the C.C.C. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, Walter Paul Martin of Cabot, Arkansas and Tommy Lee Martin of Truman, Arkansas; five sisters, Irene Monroe of Harvey, Lorene Mitchell of Clarksville, Arkansas, Inez Lundry of Hooks, Texas, Patsy Lindsey of Oklahoma City and Varnell Cobb of Greenwood, Arkansas; one brother, Walter Martin of Ashdown, Arkansas; and 3 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
ARDELL MARTIN

Ardell Joseph Martin, 85, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999 in a local hospital. He has been a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church since the 1940's. He was a consignee for Mobil Oil Company for fifteen years. After that he was branch manager for Production Credit Association for eighteen years. Throughout all his working years he was a cattleman and horse trader. He was a member of the Mansfield Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a charter member of the Mansfield Lion's Club. He served on the Farmer's Home Administration Board, the Arkansas Baptist Family and Child Care Services Board and most recently the Area Agency on Aging Board. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 at Mansfield First Baptist with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jewell; one daughter, Treva Mathis of Mansfield; one son, Dallas of Arkadelphia; one brother, C.T. of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Stanley Mathis of Mansfield, Cynthia Mathis of Fayetteville, Rod Martin of Little Rock and Paul Martin of Stanford University; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Joseph Mathis of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Dennis Tyler, Phillip King, Autury Basham, Eddie Joe Wooten, Dr. Charles Sears, Bill Stanfill, Robert Joyce and honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday school class. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Mansfield building fund.

Scott County Times
23 June 2004
BETTY MARTIN

Betty Ann Martin, 68, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Thursday, June 17, 2004 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended Waldron Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Julius Martin. Graveside services were held 10:00 am Monday, June 21, 2004 at Houston Cemetery with burial at Houston Cemetery near Altus, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by three daughters, Terry Newman, Carolyn Piles of Huntington and Barbara Goodwin of Greenwood; two sons, Jackie Irby of Alma and Floyd Irby of Huntington; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
CHARLES WILSON MARTIN

Charles Wilson Martin, born February 10, 1915 went to be with his Lord on September 25, 2011 at the age of 96. He was born in Aquilla, Texas and raised in Hillsboro, Texas as the 3rd of 6 children of Claude D. and Lena (Neal) Martin. Charles was baptized into Christ at the age of 72. Charles is survived by his wife Vera E. Martin of Booneville, Arkansas; two sons, Neal W. Martin and wife Kathy of Waldron, Arkansas; Larry E. Martin, of the home; one daughter, Karen E. Mayes and husband David of Searcy, Arkansas. Grandchildren include Alexander, Charlie Elizabeth, Ethan and Kaelin Martin, grandchildren by marriage, Suzannah Shores, Christopher Callahan and Zeke Owens all of Waldron, Jared and Justin Mayes of Searcy, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
16 February 2005
CURTIS MARTIN

Curtis Wade Martin, 39, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, February 10, 2005 in his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Wayne Martin, a half brother, Billy Wilcox, and uncle, Jimmy Woodrum. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his ex-wife, Seanna Martin; two daughters, Harley Martin and Lacey Martin of the home; one stepdaughter, Kendra Thornsberry; one stepson, Chris Thornsberry; mother Jarol Sue Hutchins of Texas; maternal grandparents, Sam and Pauline Davis of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Paulette Vining of Tacoma, Washington; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and one very special nephew of Waldron, Arkansas, Jeremy Hunt. Pallbearers were Butch Carpenter, Christ Thornsberry, J.D. Woodrum, Corey Milligan, Jimmy Mackey and Cody Woodrum. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Davis, Tara Nix, Dustin Milligan, Jeremy Hunt, John Paul Hunt and Daniel Taff.

The Waldron News
14 May 2014
DONALD J. MARTIN

Donald J. Martin, 78, life-long resident of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Muskogee, Oklahoma Veterans Hospital. Don was born November 27, 1935 in Mansfield, Arkansas to Chester Martin ad Ava Elizabeth Martin. Don graduated Mansfield High School in 1954 where he was given the nickname "Tuffy" for his type of athletic style on the court and field. Don briefly played basketball at Fort Smith Community College then joining the Army in 1955 he was stationed in Panama. While in the service, Don married Donna Sue Wagoner. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army he returned to Mansfield and attended Carl Albert Junior College. Don was a dispatcher for ABF amd also worked with his brothers doing concrete work. After Donna Sue's passing Don married Jerry Lynn Gray in 1964. They purchased the Dixie Bell Drive-In in 1969 and raised their children Beth and Chris there. Don's love for sports and being around friends and family was well known with the countless days with his "buddies" enjoying horse racing in Hot Springs, golf at the Vache Grass Country Club in Greenwood and playing cards and the ever so popular "deer frys" at Dixie Bell (where no one was turned away.) Don's jovial smile and generosity were known by all. Don retired from the Dixie Bell around 2003. Survivors include Beth and Kerry Plummer of Poteau, Kim Plummer Martin of Poteau, Chris Martin and Darla Young of Poteau, Charley and Dianna Hughes of Waldron, Sharon Wagoner of Waldron, Doris and Melvin Clem of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren, Marsha Glenn of Witcherville, Jarrod and Kelly Hughes of Waldron, Jordan Hughes of Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, Caleb and Taylor Martin of Poteau, Kyler and Tayley Plummer of Poteau; three great grandchildren, Tristen "Ace" Nason, Abby Martin and Kamryn Hughes and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Ava.

The Waldron News
21 May 2014
DONALD J. MARTIN

Donald J. Martin, 78, life-long resident of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Muskogee, Oklahoma Veterans Hospital. Don was born November 27, 1935 in Mansfield, Arkansas to Chester Martin ad Ava Elizabeth Martin. Don graduated Mansfield High School in 1954 where he was given the nickname "Tuffy" for his type of athletic style on the court and field. Don briefly played basketball at Fort Smith Community College then joining the Army in 1955 he was stationed in Panama. While in the service, Don married Donna Sue Wagoner. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army he returned to Mansfield and attended Carl Albert Junior College. Don was a dispatcher for ABF amd also worked with his brothers doing concrete work. After Donna Sue's passing Don married Jerry Lynn Gray in 1964. They purchased the Dixie Bell Drive-In in 1969 and raised their children Beth and Chris there. Don's love for sports and being around friends and family was well known with the countless days with his "buddies" enjoying horse racing in Hot Springs, golf at the Vache Grass Country Club in Greenwood and playing cards and the ever so popular "deer frys" at Dixie Bell (where no one was turned away.) Don's jovial smile and generosity were known by all. Don retired from the Dixie Bell around 2003. Survivors include Beth and Kerry Plummer of Poteau, Kim Plummer Martin of Poteau, Chris Martin and Darla Young of Poteau, Charley and Dianna Hughes of Waldron, Sharon Wagoner of Waldron, Doris and Melvin Clem of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren, Marsha Glenn of Witcherville, Jarrod and Kelly Hughes of Waldron, Jordan Hughes of Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, Caleb and Taylor Martin of Poteau, Kyler and Tayley Plummer of Poteau; three great grandchildren, Tristen "Ace" Nason, Abby Martin and Kamryn Hughes and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Ava Martin; four brothers, Athy, Gerald, Dennis and Tiny Martin; a sister, Mona Faye Hatton; wife, Donna Sue Martin and her parents, Lucy and Winfred "Papaw" Wagoner, whom loved Don greatly and wife of 30 years, Jerry Lynn. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Coop Prairie Church in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing was Thursday from 1 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family visited with friends from 6 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers his family requests that memorial donations be made to the Poteau Valley Humane Society, PO Box 12, Poteau, OK 74953.

The Waldron News
25 February 2009
DONITA FAYE MARTIN

Donita Faye Martin, 70, of Greenwood passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2009 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper frm Flanders Industries and a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenwood. Services were Saturday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Survivors include one son, Paul Ed Turner of Greenwood, AR; one brother, Gerald Martin of Waldron, AR; one sister, Melba Thrift of Greenwood, AR; two nephews, Rick Thrift of Greenwood, AR and David Martin of Mansfield, AR; and one niece, Kay Dickson of Ft. Smith, AR. Pallbearers were David Martin, Rick Thrift, Ferrel Woods, Gary Curry, Ed DeCroo, and Daniel Smedley.

Scott County Times
25 January 2006
E.L. MARTIN

E.L. "Curly" Martin, age 81, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired construction worker and a Navy veteran of World War II. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 21, 2006 at the Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife Violet Martin of the home; three brothers, Robert Martin of Kansas City, Missouri, Larry Martin of Independence, Missouri and Tom Martin and wife Marlene of Gravois, Missouri; one sister, Ruth Palmer and husband Ed of Gravois, Missouri; sister and brothers-in-law, Jeannine Martin of Homeland, California, Ronnie and Mary Ann Richmond of Witcherville, Arkansas, Bill and Kay Carter of Huntington, Arkansas and Charles Cusick of Yoken, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers was nephews, Kevin, Steven, Gary, James, Stanley, Bobby, Chris and Tommy.

The Waldron News
24 November 1999
GRACE MARTIN

Grace Martin, 92, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died Friday, November 19, 1999 in a Dallas hospital. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and was the widow of Bill Martin. Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Wooten of Shreveport, LA and Elizabeth Hartsell of Mansfield, AR; one son, Bill Martin of Cedar Hill, TX and 20 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 May 1999
GRACE PAUL MARTIN

Grace Paul Martin, 88, of Waldron died Thursday, May 13, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired civil service employee and a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 September 2007
HELEN MARIE MARTIN

Helen Marie Martin was called home September 9, 2007 to join her friends and family that had preceded her; husband Kenneth Eugene Martin; son, Lloyd Nolan Martin; son, Kenneth Lee Martin and parents, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by daughters, Jeanne and husband Darrell French, Mary and husband Jerry Efurd, and Edith and husband Luther (blank); adoptive daughters, Marie "Sis" Hewitt and Elaine Showl and husband Tim; six brothers, Ves, John, Dean, Wayne, Vaughn, Baugh and Billy Clarks; sister, Dolly; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
JAN LEANICE MARTIN

Jan Leanice Martin, age 52, of Texarkana, Texas died October 20, 2013 at her residence. Ms. Martin was born July 29, 1961, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a graduate of Rogers High School and a 1983 graduate of the University of Arkansas. She worked as a school teacher in Rogers, Arkansas. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Texarkana and attended Opportunities, Inc. She is survived by her parents Jerry and Janice Martin of Texarkana, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo M. and Kenny Bennett and their children Riley and Parker; Jaci M. and Mike Merrett and and their children Hayden and Ali Grace; several aunts, uncles and cousins and many special friends. The family would like to thank her special care givers Robie Stewart, Judy Gaeto, Verlene Gipson, Brenda Lightsey; the staff of Health Back and Opportunies Ind. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Texarkana, Atrium with Rev. Larry Sims officiating, under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Texarkansas Funeral Home, Texas from 7 - 8 p.m. Monday.

The Waldron News
25 February 2009
PATRICIA LOUISE MARTIN

Patricia Louise Martin, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by one sister Tommye Jean McKinzie and husband Dennis of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two nieces, four nephews, numerous cousins and a host of friends. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Waldron Nursing Center.

The Waldron News
4 March 2009
PATRICIA LOUISE MARTIN

Patricia Louise Martin, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by one sister Tommye Jean McKinzie and husband Dennis of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two nieces, four nephews, numerous cousins and a host of friends. Memorial Service was 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron. Patty Martin's quest in life was to bring, love, happiness and joy into the lives of others. She was a living example of the belief that she had in God. She had been a living joy to our community for the past 54 years, as our nursing home resident, friend and adopted family member at Waldron Nursing Center for the past 29 years. She arrived at Pinewood Nursing Home now Waldron Nursing Center on November 2, 1979 with the announcement that "I am here by my own decision and i'm here to stay" and that was the day that we all began our "life in training" by Patty Martin. Patty became a resident volunteer going around to each room to remind the other residents that it was time for the church service, to go to the group activity that was scheduled, to meet and greet all the new residents, to welcome them to the facility, there were "no strangers" to our Patty, sometimes called "Martin" by many of us. She knew each and every staff member and resident by name, each minister of the local churches, singing groups or individuals that did any type of service to the nursing home. She helped remind them of their schedules and you better not be late or fail to call or you would hear about it promptly. She was fundraiser and supporter of many different "causes" throughout the nursing home or community. One being helping with the raising of the money to buy our first big nursing home van with the wheelchair lift, but her favorite was the raising of the money for the "Relay for Life" each year. I can tell you from experience of watching her over the past 29 yers of working her magic for all the causes that she believed in you better now show up with a purse or billfold that might contain money or a check book because it would be much lighter after hearing her talk for the "cause" that she was working for. She worked the same way in her life regarding her great belief in God. She was faithful to her outside church as well as the nursing home in-house services. She was instrumental in helping numerous people make a change in their lives by encouraging them to turn to God for guidance in whatever the problem may have been. She called all of us her nursing home family, she laughed, cried and prayed with many of us whatever the situation may have called for. She would always end her written communications with love and prayers, Patty. She joined in with whatever was going on in the facility and never missed an event. She was always game for trying anything up to "kissing the pig" at the Hawaiian Luau to getting one of her life long dreams filled of getting to ride in an airplane last year. She always sais she would be going about "her works" as long as she possibly could. For the past many years that is exactly what she has done. Being born with limited mobility never slowed her down. Remembering her in the early years as the neighborhood kids gathered around to push her all over town in her regular wheelchair to enjoy all the things that the other children were getting to do. In later years she got her first electric wheelchair and from that day on it was "look out independent traveler", Patty was out and about to do her "works" of visiting the sick, shopping, going to church or club functions and attending the funerals of friends in the community. We all cherish a lot of laughable and fond memories of her wheelchair episodes while traveling about the community as well as daily life in the nursing home with the many activieties and different things that she enjoyed doing. Patty has touched the life of each and everyone that has known her in some way, and in turn she has been sown their love through the decorating of her nursing home room with different decors over the years ranging from wind chimes to teddy bears to her latest love of porcelain dolls. Phone calls, letters, cards and visits over the years from so many. In all our card deliveries from the different school groups there were always several addressed specifically to Patty and the kids always asked "where is Patty Martin's room and we want to see her." She considered our employees as part of her family as was greatly evident by the personal photos she collected and kept displayed on her wall of all the newborn as well as their continued growing years that she watched as closely as her own family members. Patty has and always will hold a special place in each of our hearts. Because through her examples in life we have all learned that you can deal with whatever life brings your way and be an inspiration to others by just doing the best that you can with what Go has given you to work with. Our hearts are very sad by the passing of Patty from this life but we all know that she is now on the "Angel Team" in the presence of the one that she always put first in her life. Christine Lees, LSW/ADC, Waldron Nursing Center.

The Waldron News
12 September 2012
PAULINE VERNON MARTIN

Pauline Vernon Martin, 90, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on August 31, 2012 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and mast quilt maker. She was born February 17, 1922 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late William Syler and Meddie Lamar Syler. She spent most of her life in Waldron and Stuttgart, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, Tommy and wife Katy Martin of Truman, Arkansas, Paul and wife Sharon Martin of Cabot, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Hunter and wife Anna Martin of Truman, Arkansas, Ashley and husband Mason Mack of Piggot, Arkansas, Melissa and husband Brent Carpenter of Paragould, Arkansas and four great-grandchildren, Kennedy Carpenter, Presley Carpenter, Madden Mack and Hudson Mack. She was preceded in death by her husband Albro Franklin Martin, one sister Estella Ammons, two brothers Robert Syler and William Syler. A viewing was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift to Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Scott County Times
18 August 2004
ROGER L. "BILL" MARTIN

Memorial services for Roger L. "Bill" Martin will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Roger L. "Bill" Martin, 56, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 15, 2004 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell Martin. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Jim and Lela Martin of Parks, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary A. Witchey and husband Doug of Fort Worth, Texas and Kimberly Ann Balentine of Parks, Arkansas; three brothers, Ronnie and his wife Myrna of Jones Creek, Texas, David L. of Yosemite, California, and Gary D. and his wife Nancy of Atwater, California; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
17 June 2009
SHIRLEY MAE MARTIN
Mar. 13, 1930 - June 12, 2009

Shirley Mae Martin, 79, of Cauthron, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Thursday, March 13, 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois the daughter of the late Irving Fox and Ester (Carr) Fox. She was retired from the Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, California. Shirley is survived by two daughters, Deborah L. McKinney of Cauthron, Arkansas, Susan Widmer Feliz of Clear Lake, California; one son, Mel Widmer of San Diego, California. Shirley is also survived by five grandchildren and one brother, Earl Fox of Waukee, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband of ten years, Ace Elfson; one daughter, Shirley Widmer; one great granddaughter, Rebecca Chronister; one sister, Ester Loyde; two brothers, Donnie Fox and Bill Fox. Shirley's memorial service will be at a later date at the Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, California. Local services are under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
10 July 2002
ODELL MARTINDALE

Waldron--Funeral services for Odell Martindale, 70, of Waldron were held Saturday, July 6 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Martindale died Thursday, July 4, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the Forest Service and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Ledora; a daughter, Dana Drury of Poteau; three step-daughters; a son, James Martindale of Wister, Oklahoma; four step-sons; two sisters, Godean Cowan of California and Cecilia Pierce of Texas; a brother, Eugene Martindale of McAlester, Oklahoma; and a granddaughter, Jessica Drury. Pallbearers were Robert Silvey, Jackie Moore, Alfred Brown, Johnny Brown, Larry Brown and Stanley Brewer. Honorary pallbearers were Leo Keener, Rod Nix, Kendall Wagner, David Moore and Joey Marrone.

Scott County Times
5 July 2000
MARGARET MASH

Margaret Elizabeth Mash, 99, of Waldron died Sunday, July 2, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, a seamstress and an Eastern Star. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, July 3, 2000, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Laural Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Margaret is survived by two daughters, Sarah Weatherly of Boles and Opal Stevenson of Euless, Texas; and ten grandchildren including Deida Ridenhour, Margaret Glenn, Richard Weatherly Jr. all of Boles, and Linda Baker of Sulpher Springs, Texas; 13 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
20 December 2006
BEN MASON

Ben Mason passed away Saturday, December 15, 2006. He turned 18 years old on August 17, 2006. Ben was planning his first semester of college to begin in January, 2007. Funeral services will be handled by Martin Funeral Home and a graveside service will be held at Cedar Creek Community Church located on Highway 28 East. Ben is survived by his father, Richard Mason of Miami, Florida; his mother, Dr. Maria Mason of Van Buren; sister, Raquel Masaon of Van Buren; step-father, Kevin Smalling of Van Buren, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents.

Scott County Times
20 June 2001
JEFFERY MASON

Jeffery Alden Mason, 28, of Huntington, Arkansas died Monday, June 11, 2001 in his home. He was a crane operator at Mac Steel in Fort Smith and a Pentecostal. Graveside services were held at 10 am Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Hills Chapel Cemetery in Ozark with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one son, Taylor Mason of Holdenville, Oklahoma; his mother and step-father, Terry and James Newman of Mansfield; his grandmother, Betty Martin of Huntington; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Newman of Waldron, one step-sister, Kathy Walters of Mansfield; four brothers, Billy Mason and Christ Black both of Waldron, Larry Mason, Jr. of Paris, Arkansas and Neil Newman of Mansfield.

Scott County Times
22 May 2002
ARVIN MASSENGALE SR.

Arvin Theodore Massengale, Sr., 88, of Harrison died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 in the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Harrison. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16 at Holt Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Scitern officiating. Burial was in Alpena Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons. The son of the late William Thomas and Nancy Jane "Nanny" Hoover Massengale was born on July 5, 1913 in Wilkerson. He was a retired farmer, businessman and minister. He was owner-operator of M & M Equipment Company. He was a member of Gideon International and First Baptist Church of Harrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Luella; daughter, Charlene Kelton; brothers, Tilford, Sanford and Arkie Massengale, and sisters, Delphia Henderson, Dovie Shaddox and Ava Bailey. He is survived by four sons, F.M. Massengale of Green Forest, Arvin Massengale, Jr. of Hartman, Carroll Lee Massengale of Cedarville and Garrie Massengale of Searcy; three daughters, Wanda Cozort of House Springs, Mo., Rita Vaught of Scranton and Anna Jo Smith of Waldron; two sisters, Sylvia Wilson of Rogers and Anna Mae Crow of Harrison; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
LUELLA MASSENGALE

Luella Massengale, 82, of Harrison, AR died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at her home. She was born September 29, 1916 in Alpena, AR and was a daughter of Fred and Elvia (Dillingham) Bailey. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a daughter, Charline Kelton. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Arvin Massengale, Sr. of the home; four sons, F.M. Massengale of Green Forest, AR, Arvin Massengale, Jr. of Clarksville, AR, Carroll Lee Massengale of Cedarville, AR, and Garrie Massengale of Searcy, AR; three daughters, Wanda Cozort of House Springs, MO, Rita Vaught of Casper, WY, and Anna Jo Smith of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Delsie Massengale of Pickney, MI and Essie Snow of Alpena, AR; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Harrison, AR. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 1999 at Holt Memorial Chapel with burial in Alpena Cemetery. Rev. Terry Scitern officiated.

The Waldron News
12 May 1999
GLORIA ODESSA CRAVENS-MASSEY

Mrs. Gloria Odessa Gravens-Massey, 52, of Kewanna, Indiana, formerly of Danville, died Wednesday, April 28 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, Indiana. She was born October 22, 1946 in Blue Ball to the late Clifton and Leona Garner Millard. Mrs. Massey was a homemaker and mother and a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Layton Cravens, a brother, James "Boy Blue" Millard, two sisters, Sandy Millard and Patsy Ann Millard, and a step-mother, Marie Millard. Survivors include her husband, Robert Dean Massey; one daughter, Patty Sue Cravens of Kewanna, Indiana; two sisters, Christine Branham of Belleville and Debbie Whala of Bluffton; her brother, John Quince Millard of Danville; a step-brother, Odis Grimes of Atkins; three step- sisters: Melba Riley of Hector, Juanita Barnett of Waldron and Gail Brown of Fort Smith; one step-son, Jackie Cravens of Paris; two step- grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and the father of her daughter, Palmer Cravens, of Kewanna, Indiana. Services were Monday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Interment was in Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Deanie Woodard, Timothy Wagner, Rick Wiser, Ray Branham, John Boyce Millard, Shad Whala and Tim Sherrill.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
J.T. MASSEY

J.T. Massey, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas was born November 22, 1945 in Porum, Oklahoma to John D. and Dollie Marie (Puckett) Massey. He passed away October 17, 2007 in Durango, Colorado. He was a father and a furniture maker. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Massey. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Hawkins Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. He is survived by four daughters, Ameda Nowlin of Waldron, AR, Tina Marsh of Waldron, AR, Melissa Watts of Mena, AR and Jeanie Bass of Mena, AR; three sisters, Geneva Adamson of Barling, AR, Susie Adamson of Florida and Wandy Miley of Flordia; four brothers, Mike Massey of Lonoke, AR, Bob Massey of Arkansas, Ross Massey and John Massey of Texas. Obituary by Roberts Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
MARIE MASSEY

Marie Massey, 85, of Lonoke, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007 in her home. She was a Pentecostal by faith and a homemaker. Graveside service was Monday, July 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Geneva Adamson, Sue Burgett and Wanda Miley; five sons, John, J.T., Bob, Michael and Ross Massey; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by son, W.A. Massey and her father, John D. Massey.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
PURVIS MASSEY

Funeral services for Purvis Massey, 64, of West Plains, Mo. and formerly of Waldron, Ark. were held at Fort Necessity Baptist Church on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Dannehl officiating. Interment followed at Fort Necessity Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial. Purvis Massey was born on September 25, 1946 in Jigger, La., and passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri. He was a resident of West Plains, an owner of a furniture manufacturing company and member of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by father Calvin Massey; son Brandon Massey; brother James Massey. Survivors include his mother Effie Massey of Jigger, La; son Jamie Massey of Conway, Ark.; daughter Alison Jones and husband Marvin of West Plains, Mo; three brothers, Rastus Massey and wife Alice of West Monroe, La., Gerald Massey and wife Sharon of Swartz, La., and Robert Massey and wife Carle of German Town, Md; two sisters, Nettie Adcock and husband Wayne of Cleveland, Texas, and Janet Erwin and husband John of Jigger, La; mother of his children, Janice Massey; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Marvin Jones, Jacob Jones, Jamie Massey, Don Massey, Dewayne Massey and Wayne Adcock.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
C.B. MASSONGILL

C.B. "Hack" Massongill, age 70, of Fort Smith, AR, formerly of Waldron died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a truck driver and a protestant. He is survived by his wife, Era Massongill of the home; one daughter, Sarah Zimmer of Fort Smith; one son, Steven B. Massongill of Fort Smith; one sister, Mary Rose of Waldron; one brother, Ben Massongill of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Terry and Gary. Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2005 at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
DOYLE MARTIN MASSONGILL

Doyle Martin Massongill, 69, of Beauchamp, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War and B.M.C.S. Retired U.S. Navy. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, C.J. Allen and Kimberly Massongill both of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Martin D. Massongill of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one sister, Mary Rose of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Cleveland (Hack) Massongill of Beaucamp, AR and Ben Masongill of Broken Arrow, OK; two grandchildren, Ramie Bise of Fort Smith, AR and Matthew Poole of the U.S.S. Comstock LSD 45 in San Diego, CA; and one great-grandchild, Bailee Bise of Fort Smith, AR.

Scott County Times
27 October 2004
WINNIE MATHESON

Winnie V. Wagner Matheson, age 69, of Waldron died Tuesday, October 19, 2004 in the Waldron Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nola Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Matheson of Danville, Arkansas; one son, John Carter of Parks, Arkansas; one sister, Elmo Hayes of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Willie Buck Wagner of Kansas City, Missouri; and a special friend, Charlie Carter. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Cedar Creek Church with burial at Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Ellis, Paul Matheson, Larry Wagner, Carlos Ward, Jimmy Angel and Mike Angel. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Map Brown and John Carter.

Scott County Times
25 February 2004
CLIFFORD MATHEWS

Clifford Mathews of Marysville, California, died at his home in Marysville on Thursday, February 19. He was born December 22, 1930 in Heavener, Oklahoma and graduated from Heavener High School in 1948. He is survived by three daughters, Katrina Mathews of Boulder City, Nevada; Sabrina Torblaa of Henderson, Nevada and Kim Weir of Orangevale, California and three grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Atha Sims of Waldron, Arkansas, Imogene Stacy of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Inez Bartlett of Oklahoma.

Scott County Times
11 August 2004
DEBRA PARSONS MATLOCK

Debra Ann Parsons Matlock, 47, of Fort Smith, died Saturday, August 7, 2004 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a retired cafeteria and laundry (worker) for Sparks Hospital and a Baptist. Graveside services were held 10:00 am Tuesday, August 10, 2004 with burial at Dooley Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by parents, Denver and Glenda Parsons of Waldron; one sister, Linda Brock and husband Dan of Boothe, Arkansas; six brothers, Barney Parsons and his wife Delane of Midland, Alan Parsons and his wife Polly of Waldron, Larry Parsons and his wife Johnnie of Booneville, Frank Parsons and his wife Tonya of Waldron, Brian Parsons of Waldron, Harold Parsons and his wife Anna of Waldron; thirteen nieces; thirteen nephews; several great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Denver, Jason, Andrew, Dustin, Chris and Duke Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were Danny, Eric, Travis, Trenton, Dennis and Jessie Parsons.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
CORDELIA MATTHEWS

Cordelia Gray Matthews, 85, of Midland, Texas, formerly of Waldron, passed away February 2, 2002 in Midland, Texas. She was born December 18, 1916 in Bates, Arkansas to Thomas J. Gray and Beulah Ann Bethel Gray. She was predeceased by her son, Gary Gray Burnett of Midland, Texas, who was surived by his wife Susie B. Burnett. She is survived by her son, James L. Burnett and his wife Shiu Lng Burnett of Midland, Texas. She is survived by her grandchildren John Gray Burnett of Washington, D.C., Shannon Sue Fagan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Bryan Burnett of Brandenton, Florida, Jerry Allen Burnett of Midland,Texas. She had eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her brother Tom Gray, Jr., and survived by her sisters, Edna Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas and Jean Roderick of Houston, Texas and her brother, Buddy Gray of Waldron, Arkansas. Cordelia attended Waldron High School and graduated from Harper's Beauty Culture Academy, Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1941. She was a champion bowler during the 1940's having won numerous tournaments and awards in San Diego, California and Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was loved dearly by all of her family, and especially by her grand- children and her many nieces and nephews who enjoyed her free spirit, sense of humor, kindness and generosity to all. A rememberance service was held at Martin Funeral Chapel for friends and family and the burial was at Duncan Cemetery.

The Waldron News
1 January 2003
LOYD WILLIAM MAUGHN

Loyd William Maughn, age 63, of Danville died Friday, December 27, 2002 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Mr. Maughn was born March 16, 1939 in Danville to the late George Maughn and Marie Power Wehunt. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Mountain View, California where he was a High School All-American. Mr. Maughn was the Police Chief for the City of Danville from 1999 to present, he was the Yell County Sheriff from 1993 to 1998, the chief deputy under Yell County sheriff Denver Dennis for nine years. He began his law enforcement career in 1964 with the Russellville City Police Department and then moved to Little Rock and served on the Little Rock Police Department for 12 years. He was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Arkansas Sheriff Association, Arkansas Municipal Police Association, National Police Association and Yell County Cops for Kids. He delivered meals on wheels for the Yell County Senior Citizens for 12 years. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Delena Robinson Knight. Survivors include his wife, Hellen Robinson Maughn; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Tommy Papason of Danville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Beth Maughn of Belleville, Mark and Joy Maughn of Danville; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Yvonne Maughn of San Jose, California; sister, Mary Hograve of Wilson, North Carolina; two brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam Knight of Dardanelle, and Harold and Patsy Robinson of Danville; step-father, Vernon Wehunt of Danville; aunt, Dovie Hefner of Danville; uncle, Jesse Maughn of Verdale, Washington; seven grandchildren, Brent, Matt, Drew Papasan, Dusty Catlett all of Danville, Jessica Catlett of Fayetteville, Anthony Maughn of Ft. Smith, David Cupp of Bigelow. Services were Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins and Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Brett Papasan, Matt Papasan, Drew Papasan, Anthony Maughn, Johnny Chambers, Steve Pfeifer, Carroll Ramey, Jim Lloyd, A.D. Morris, Dr. L. Compton George.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Danville, Dardanelle, Ola, Plainview and Yell County Police Department, Arkansas State Police, County Sheriffs and the Danville City Council and employees.


The Waldron News
24 September 2008
BUDDY MAXELL

Buddy Maxell, 77, born in Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday September 14, 2008 in Springdale, AR. he was of the Pentecostal faith, a retired Lea County Road Supervisor in Lovington, NM, owned some gas stations, was a member of IOOF and a member of a bowling league. He is survived by three daughters Jane Smith of Springdale, Arkansas, Brenda Singletary of Springdale, Arkansas, Karla Tate of Springfield, Missouri, four sons, Buddy Lee Maxell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Terry Maxell of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Daniel Maxell of Arkansas, Darrel Maxell of Arkansas, 26 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother R.C. Maxell of Waldron, Arkansas, two sisters M.A. McGee of Gainsville, Texas, Estee Grogan of Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Kile Maxell and Ola Mae, one sister Ellen Pilchar, one brother Jimmy Lee Maxell, one granddaughter Angel Denise Smith. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Billie D. Smith, Kenny R. Smith, Billie Smith, Jr., Brandon R. Willis, Michel Maxell and Dustin J. Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Maxell, David Maxell and Timmy Maxell.

The Waldron News
24 August 2011
RC MAXELL

RC Maxell, 81, of Cross Creek, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. RC was born February 3, 1930 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Kile and Mae (House) Maxell. He was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church, retired from the Waldron Public School, and a life time rancher. RC leaves behind a loving family that includes his wife, Wanda Dean Maxell of the home; two daughters, Connie Maxwell of Waldron, Arkansas, Melitta Maxell McCorkle of Greenwood, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Elizabeth McCorkel of Greenwood, Arkansas; one grandson, Chris McCorkle and wife Amanda of Greenwood, Arkansas; one great-grandson, Declan McCorkle. He is also survived by two sisters, Estee Larson of Sherman, Texas, Marsha McGee and husband John of Gainsville, Texas. RC was preceded in death in addition to his parents by one sister, Ellen Pilcher, and two brothers, Buddy Maxell and Jimmy Maxell. RC's funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doug Dobson officiating. Interment followed the funeral service in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers were Phil Miller, Dale Miller, Scott Clements, Dale Suttles, David Byford and Billy Jack Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Maxwell and Jesse Stringer. RC's visitation was held Friday, August 19, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 March 2010
DONALD WAYNE MAXEY

Donald Wayne Maxey, 71, of Mountain Pine died Friday, February 26, 2010. He was born April 4, 1938 in Forester, Arkansas to the late Frank and Edna Maxey. He was a Charter Member of Community Baptist Church and had been employed as a millwright with Weyerhaeuser for 46 years. He loved hunting fishing and being outdoors. Donald is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 45 years, Joan Maxey; brothers and sisters and brother-in-law Clay McQuilliams. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Parker and husband Robert of Mt. Pine, Arkansas; brother Joe Maxey and wife Shirley of Harvey, Arkansas; sisters, Virginia Yandell and husband L.D. of Harvey, Arkansas; Linda Yandell of Plainview, Arkansas; Norma Pierce and husband Phillip of Gravelly, Arkansas and Patsy Owens and husband Jim of Harvey, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jonathan Parker and wife Lindsay and Sara Weaver and husband Brian and one great-grandchild. Service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Lynch and Bro. Gene Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Godwin Cemetery in Mt. Pine, Arkansas. Pallbearers included Kevin Johnson, Scotty Blees, Darin Huff, David Boyette, Jason Black and Buddy Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Richard Gardial, Michelle Dowd, Darnetta Thornton, Dr. Randy Hill, former Weyerhaeuser employees at the Sawmill at Mt. Pine, Harvey's Chapel Food Ministry and Buddy Leamons.

The Waldron News
15 April 1998
LOUIS FRANKLIN (BUD) MAXEY

Louis Franklin (Bud) Maxey, 74, of Waldron died Thursday, April 9, 1998 in his home. He was retired from Arkansas State Highway Department, a veteran of W.W.II serving three years in India, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #3, a member of American Legion and a former member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pencil Bluff Cemetery in Pencil Bluff. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo; one daughter, Susan Brashier, of Waldron; one grandson and wife: Sgt. Daniel and LaVonda White, of Midway Park, N.C.; one great grand- daughter, Kristian White, of Midway Park, N.C.; six sisters: Virginia Yandell and Patsy Owens, both of Harvey, Maxine Brown, of Y-City, Ann Wise, of Grannis, Linda Yandell and Norma Pierce, both of Gravelly; two brothers: Don Maxey, of Mt. Pine and Joe Maxey, of Harvey. Pallbearers were M.C. Himes, Wayne Hopper, Kevin Brown, Billy Williams, John Simms and Horace Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were Comrades of 252nd Port Co., members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #3, John Heinin, Bro. Mike Shaddon, Sister Frances, St. Edwards Hospice Team and Aids and Scott County Home Health Nurses and Aids. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
3 October 2001
LOUISE MAXEY

Louise Maxey, 72, of Waldron died Tuesday, September 25, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a sales clerk and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday, September 27, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Maxey of Waldron; one son, Billy Maxey of Mena; one sister, Corine White of Tulsa, Oklahoma four brothers, Lenard Cockburn of Springfield, Oregon, Roy Lynn Cockburn of Harvey, Arkansas, C.L. Cockburn of Mena and Winston Cockburn of Little Rock; and three grandchildren, Brandon Whit Maxey, Jonathon Andrew Maxey and Kelli Ann Maxey. Pallbearers were Ritchie Cockburn, Kyle Cockburn, Kevin Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Mac Lee and Stanley Brewer.

Scott County Times
18 May 2005
REECIE MAXEY

Reecie Florence Maxey, age 88 of Waldron died Monday, May 16, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Hall. She is survived by one sister, Virgie Black of Waldron; one brother, Paul Woodard of Booneville; one son-in-law, granddaughter, great granddaughter, all of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Woodard, Rick Black, W.L. Black and Stanley Brewer.

The Waldron News
8 April 1998
LUCILLE LORENE MAXWELL

Lucille Lorene Maxwell, 77, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include two sons: Charles Maxwell and Billy Jack Maxwell, both of Waldron; three sisters: Georgia Mae Sidwell, of Kansas City, Missouri, Jeanetta Martin, of Dallas, Texas and Patsy Witt, of Booneville; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Don Lunsford, Wayne Henry, Joe Helton, James Young, James Yandell and J.D. Graham. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
24 May 2000
NADA MAXWELL

Nada Maxwell, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 17, 2000 in a Mena hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, followed with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by three sisters, Bernice Goddard of Waldron, AR, Thelma Playford of Oklahoma City, OK and Billie Bottoms of Waldron, AR. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Lee Goddard, Danny Ray Goddard, Johnny Leon Goddard, Larry James Goodard, Jerry Don Bottoms and David Bottoms.

The Waldron News
28 July 2010 & 4 August 2010
ESTHER M. LEWIS MAY

Esther M. Lewis May, age 99, of Murphys, California, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in Stockton, California at the Golden Living Center - Port Side. She was born December 17, 1910 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late Elihugh and Ara (Goss) Morphew. She was raised in Big Fork and married George "Jack" Lewis in the late 1920's. They lived in various locations in Arkansas, also living for short periods in Oregon and California, as Jack worked as a foreman in the sawmill industry, including "Forester" which was a sawmill community year Waldron, Arkansas. After Jack's retirement in the mid-1960's, Esther and Jack moved back to Mena, Arkansas. Jack died in March, 1974. Esther later met and married Calvin May of Mena in October, 1975. Calvin preceded her in death in May, 1996. Esther moved to California in 1997 to be near her children and grandchildren, where she remained until her death. Esther was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church of Mena for many years and a homemaker. In addition to her parents and husbands, Jack and Calvin, she was preceded in death by daughter, Lorene Bravo, brother, Audrey Morphew and nephew Ovid "Cowboy" Morphew. She loved to crochet, making hundreds of doilies over the years and giving many of them to her family. She always had a smile on her face for everyone. She is survived by her son, George "Blake" Lewis of Murphys, CA; granddaughter, Donna Lewis of San Jose, CA; grandson, Lance Lewis, George and Dennis Bravo of San Jose, CA and Ron Bravo of Murphys, CA; 3 great-grandsons and 6 great-granddaughters; her sister, Joyce Jesse of Greenwood, AR; sisters-in- law, Allie May of Mena, AR, Evie Johnson and Delsie Campbell of Springfield, OR, and Elsie Rowton of Gustine, CA; brothers-in-law, Floyd Cox of OR and Odis "Doc" May and his wife Lucille of Mena; and her "Arkansas Kids" - her nieces and nephews, Betty Hunt of Mansfield, AR, Roberta Sutter of Huntington, AR, Ken Jesse of Mansfield, AR, Darrell Alton Morphew of Mena, Arkansas, Alton Morphew of Texarkana and Roland Morphew of Queen City, TX. She is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews by whom she was loved very dearly. Esther was cremated under the direction of Angels Memorial Chapel of Angels Camp, CA. A private family memorial and interment of her ashes will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Big Fork, AR under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Scott County Times
2 March 2005
HARVEY MAY

Harvey Glen "Skip" May, age 84, of Waldron died Friday, February 25, 2005 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a veteran of W.W. II and Korea, member of the VFW and attended the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude May of the home; one daughter, Betty Jean Deer of Booneville; one step daughter, Beverly Palser of Greeley, Colorado; two sons, Glen Dale May and Larry Hugh May both of Mena; three step sons, Clifford Ackerman of South Korea, Lonnie Ackerman of Rockford, Illinois and Jim Ackerman of Greeley, Colorado; twenty-four grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday, March 4, 2005 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Bynum, Jim Shauffer, Ira Yeoman, Charley Clemons, Paul Gathright, Ed Williams, John Trumble and Terry McMellon.

The Waldron News
29 February 2012
JAMES "JAMIE" L. MAY

James "Jamie" L. May passed from this life Thursday, February 16, 2012 in Boles, Arkansas. Jamie was born February 19, 1972 in Mena, Arkansas. Jamie was 39 years, 11 months and 28 days old. Jamie was a memberof the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Growing up in the country it goes witout saying that Jamie was a fan of the outdoors. When he could sneek in an opportunity he could be found on a creek bank or lakeside with a fishing pole. He really enjoyed when he got to go canoeing with his children. In the winter months, one could look in the tree stand or at deer camp and he was probably somewhere close by. Jamie was most proud of his family. His love for his family too precedence over all else. Jamie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Melinda of the home; one daughter Raegan Bartlett of Mayflower, Arkansas; three sons, Seth Slater and Trey Slater of the home and Tyler Trozzi of Keesepon, Oklahoma. Jamie is also survived by his parents, Bonnie and Robert May of Waldron, Arkansas and father Clyde Payne of Boles, Arkansas; a half sister Jonai Payne of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Travis May of Waldron, Arkansas and half brother Tony Payne of Portland, Oregon. Jamie will be missed by maternal grandmothers Lois Hermann and Lorene May both of Waldron, Arkansas and paternal grandmother Betty Payne of Boles, Arkansas. Jamie has also touched the lives of many nieces, nephes, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jamie is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Silas Lee Hermann and maternal grandmother Zelma McBryde and paternal Grandfather Clyde "Buddy" Payne. Jamie's celebration of life service was hel at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Dooley Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jamie's pallbearers will be Brian McCullah, Danny Ray Sims, Dal White, Jamie Sims, Kirby Sanders, and Jay Barker. Jamie's visitation was Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 August 2013
LORENE REBECCA MAY

Lorene Rebecca May of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Ms. May was born September 7, 1912 in Hodgen, Oklahoma to Lester Hall and Mary J. (Crutchfield) Hall. Ms. May was 100 years, 11 months and 6 days old. She was a life long member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. She was not only a member of the choir, but also served as a Sunday School Teacher for forty plus years, sharing her faith with others. Living daily by her strong faith, Ms. May set a high standard for everyone she came in contact with. Ms. May began her life learning early how to conquer adversity by overcoming difficult situations and flourishing. Losing her father at only 18 months old, her mother instilled in her hard work, faith in God and setting personal goals and obtaining them. Ms. May grew up around the Waldron area. She graduated from Waldron High School waring the crown of WHS first "Homecoming Queen." She entered into Oklahoma Baptist University at the young age of 17 with a career in teaching to begin after only 1 1/2 years of college. She later received her Bachelors in Education. She has helped many students and touched even more lives, throughout her 45 years as a teacher. Ms. May married the love of her life, Maurice "Pete" May and together they had two children. After "Pete's" passing at the age of 37 she was faced with raising her children on her own. Ms. May remembered seeing her mother in this same situation and followed in her footsteps, never to complain. With the help of her mother, Ms. May not only raised her own two children, but when her sister passed, she took in and raised her children as well as another niece. With her love and zeal for life, Ms. May lived each day to the fullest. With her sights set high, she was actively involved in many civic organizations, she was a world traveler and she developed and organized what is now known as the "Coffee for Cancer." With the help of some friends, Ms. May would open her home and invite the public in for coffee and snacks to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Ms. May frequently visited the annual Waldron High School Reunions and was voted the oldest alumni in attendance. With strong family ties and the blessings of her children and grandchildren, Ms. May would host Sunday dinners at her home, cooking for and serving as many as 15-20 people and there was always room for more. A testimony to her kind spirit and sweet disposition and love of people. Ms. May leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Marion May Ward and one son, Robert May and wife Bonnie, all of Waldron, Arkansas. Maw Maw will forever be missed by five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Ms. May will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many extended family members, friends, former students and loved ones. Ms. May is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice "Pete" May, her parents, Lester and Mary Hall, one sister, Melva Walker and one brother, Clyde Hall, one son in law, Johnny Ward and two grandsons, Steve Ward and Jamie May. Ms. May's life celebration was at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Waldron First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Paul Walker and Rev. Collin Lane officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ms. May's pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons. Ms. May's visitation was Friday, August 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Ms. May's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 October 2006
UNA HOLLIS MAY

Una Hollis May, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 in a Waldron Nursing Center. She was born August 6, 1916 at Hampton, Arkansas. However, she had been a long- time resident of Waldron for many years. She was the wife of J. Kelly May, who preceded her in death in 1961. Her living relatives are Becky Grinder of Birmingham, Alabama and Michael McKenzie of Sugarland, Texas and several local in-laws. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. She was active in Civic and Political affairs. She was Waldron's first woman mayor and achieved many important projects for Waldron and Scott County. The most important achievement during her term was the new City Lake, its water supply was very vital for poultry industry as well as other industries. Una was instrumental in getting Junction Rest Stop, the only rest area in Scott County at that time and at present. She was employed with Waldron Construction Company at that time. She also worked with others to maintain the branch line of the Kansas City Southern Railway to Waldron, which benefitted many Scott County industries. Another worthwhile accomplishment was serving as State President of the Business and Professional Women's Organization and her interest in Women's rights in the work place. Pallbearers will be Robert Kelly May, Steve Ward, Larry C. Rice, Terry Rice, Glen Dale Sparks and Eddie Harrison. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2006 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Una May Scholarship for training of nurses.

The Waldron News
27 November 2013
MARCIA KAY MAYBERRY

Marcia Kay Mayberry of Harvey, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Marcia was born December 10, 1961 to Clayborn Leon Flynn and Verna Jean (Morgan) Flynn in Waldron, Arkansas. Marcia was 51 years, 11 months and 9 days old. In her younger days, Marcia enjoyed going to the farm and helping her mom take care of the cows and whatever else she needed to be done. Marcia loved her family and caring for them. She was always going to a sporting event of some kind to watch either one of her children or one of her grandchildren play ball. When Marcia had time she enjoyed cooking with her kids and doing puzzles with them. Spending time with her family was what Marcia treasured. Marcia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Russell Mayberry of the home; two daughters, Tisha Manning and husband Gabriel, Marissa Brothers and husband Rusty; three sons, Shawn Mayberry and Lily Norris, Ryan Mayberry and wife Brenda and Mason Mayberry and Lindsey Keener. Will be forever missed by her grandchildren: Ethan, Rylen, Colton, Jarrett, Gentree, Tristan, Dayton, Christina, Riley, Brendt, Corey, Destiny, Grace, Gunner Bentley and Peyton. Marcia is also survived by her mother, Verna Flynn and one brother, Linden Bailey and wife Jeannie. Marcia will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her, including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. Marcia is preceded in death by her father, Clayborn Flynn. Marcia's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Mulberry Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Marcia's pallbearers were Gabriel Manning, Tristan Manning, Terry Wayne McDaniel, Rodney Gwin, Ricky Bates, Anthony White. Honorary pallbearers were Red Johnson, Jared Macchirella and all of her grandchildren. Marcia's, visitation was Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel where Marcia's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
7 March 2007
THOMAS F. MAYER

Thomas F. Mayer, 68, died February 16, 2007 at the residence of his daughter, Jennifer Jordan in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was born in Evanston, Ill., was a son of the late Chester and Agnes Rusch Mayer. He was an Air Force veteran. He was employed as maintenance worker and bill collector in Illinois before his retirement. He was a black belt instructor for Tackwondo in Arkansas and was a member of the U.S. Tackwondo Association and the American Tackwondo Association. He was also active in the YMCA of Park Ridge, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lee Reder Mayer, on December 24, 1977. Also surviving are two more daughters, Kristin McPeak of Nashville, TN and LeeAnne Courtney of Harrisburg; a son, Michael Mayer of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Lawr Mayer of Arkansas and Peter Mayer of California; a sister, Judy Rosen of Illinois, and eight grandchildren. A celebration of his life took place on Saturday, February 24 at 715 Pinewood Circle. Interment was private. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. of Pottsville was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
21 August 2002
PEGGY LORRAINE MAYLEN

Peggy Lorraine Maylen of Wewoka, OK was born September 7, 1942 in Pharoah, Oklahoma and left this earth on August 8, 2002. One of eleven children born to Arthur "Ott" and Imogene (DeArmond) Sallee, Peggy was known for her kind heart and easy smile. On July 2, 1959 Peggy married William Charles Maylen at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka. Peggy enjoyed reading, old movies and spending time with her family. None of the Sallee or Maylen family gatherings were complete until Peg poured up her famous "Wewoka Tea." Over the years she worked as a nurse's aide at Wewoka Municipal Hospital; a waitress at Morgan's Mug; and in the cutting room at Big Yank and Custom Size. Most recently she was employed at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home; 3 sons and their wives, Keith and April Maylen, Shawnee, DeWayne and Becky Maylen, Holdenville, and Danny and Valerie Maylen, Wetumka; 1 daughter, DeAnna Maylen of the home; 3 brothers, Kenneth Sallee, Wewoka; Bill Sallee, Waldron, Arkansas, and David Sallee, Holts Summit, Missouri; 7 sisters, Shirley Williams and Lucy Sallee, Waldron, Arkansas, JoAnn Dowdy, Stroud, Pat Johnson and Karla Carroll, Drumright, Glenda Condict, Cromwell, and Terry Harrell, Canute. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ott and Imogene Sallee and one infant son. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Reverend Larry Chesser officiating. Peggy's nephews served as pallbearers and burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009
LYDIA RUTH MAYS

Lydia Ruth Mays, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker. She is survived by fur daughters, Shirley Cowan Hernandez and husband Richard of Arkoma, Oklahoma, Brenda Reed of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Wilma Scoggin and husband Duane of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Betty Goddard and husband David of Mansfield, Arkansas, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Joseph Buffington of Booneville, Arkansas, David Buffington of Prineville, Oregon, John Buffington Lemar, Arkansas; 1 sister Joy Hunt of Greenwood, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Scott Jones, Kenneth Mays, 2 sons Eugene Jones, David Barrow, parents Dave and Julie Buffington. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were grandsons: David Jones, Robert Jones, Vincent Jones, Barry Cowan, Michael Cowan and Brandon Scoggin. Honorary Pallbearers were Allen Ward and Ricky Jones.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
DAVID W. McBRIDE

David W. McBride, 54, of Hartford, Arkansas died Thursday, March 6, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired electrician. Funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Hartford, AR with burial at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford. He is survived by his wife, Marlaine of Fort Smith, AR; four daughters, Christie Akins, Brandy Brown and Brittney McBride all of Waldron, AR and Madison McBride of Mansfield, AR; three sons, David McBride, Jr. and Winston McBride of Sugar Loaf, AR and Daniel Anderson of Fort Smith, AR; his mother, Christine McBride of Huntington, AR; three brothers, Dewayne McBride of Hartford, AR, Michael McBride of Fort Smith, AR and Mitchell McBride of Huntington, AR, and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were David McBride, Jr., Winston, Mitchell, Dewayne and Anthony McBride and Jackie Elmore.

Scott County Times
30 November 2005
LESSIE McBRIDE

Lessie Irene McBride, age 95, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Inez Gallimore and her son, Claude Metcalf. She is survived by six daughters, Char Spina of Shreveport, Louisiana, Melba Iwamiya of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Pat White of Shreveport, Louisiana, Linda Etchegaray of Houston, Texas, Joann Self of Greenwood, Arkansas, Minnie Brogdin of Amarillo, Texas; twenty five grandchildren; thirty four great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 28, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel-Mansfield with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Greg Howard, David White, Mike Gallimore, Ryan Gallimore, Verman Gallimore and Willie Ward.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
WILMA W. SMITH McBRIDE

Wilma W. Smith McBride, 56, of Conway, died Saturday, May 29, 1999 in the University of Arkansas Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1943 in Pine Bluff to A.E. Boyt Smith and the late Millard Vain Smith. She was reared and educated in Pine Bluff. She was a graduate of Watson Chapel High School. After high school, she attended Ouachita Baptist University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and English, she then went to Arkansas State University where she received her Master's Degree. Ms. McBride has been a high school counselor and teacher most of her life to the present, including Fort Smith. She was a counselor at Waldron from 1989 to 1998. She enjoyed gardening and reading. Survivors include one son, Matthew McBride of Houston, Tex; one daughter Michelle McBride of San Francisco, Calif; mother, A.E. Boyt Smith of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Steve Smith of Conway and Mike Smith of Memphis, Tenn; a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cassandra Smith. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1 in Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society by calling 1-800-ACS-345 or writing American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72207. Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home in Pine Bluff was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
17 December 2003
ZELMA McBRIDE

Waldron--Zelma Iduma McBride, 101, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was preceded in death by one son, Silas Hermann and two grandchildren. Funeral service was held 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Chapel with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Freeport, Illinois with local arrangements by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Wayne E. Hermann and his wife Marion of Austin, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Lois Hermann of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 January 2014
GRACE LUCILLE McCAFFERTY

Grace Lucille McCafferty, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday January 1, 2014 in a Fort Smith hospital. Lucille was born January 20, 1919 to the late Emmett and Lucy (Shaw) Davis in Waldron, Arkansas. Lucille is survived by three children: Jerry McCafferty and wife Margaret of Harvey, Arkansas; Jack McCafferty and wife Donna of Harvey, Arkansas; Patsy Hunt and husband Alvin of Russellville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Mark McCafferty, Beth McCafferty, Matthew McCafferty, Melanie Tubbs, Randy McCafferty, Lisa Miller and Emily Gilbert; 17 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth McCafferty; one brother Billy Joe Davis and daughter-in-law Rita McCafferty. Visitation was held Friday January 3, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Lucas Tubbs, Cody Gilbert, Christopher McCafferty, Deavon McCafferty, Tristan Miller and Kris Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Mark McCafferty, Matt McCafferty Randy McCafferty and Alvin Hunt.

Scott County Times
10 October 2001
JAMES McCAFFERTY

James Elwyn McCafferty, 70, of Parks, Arkansas died Monday, October 1, 2001 in his home. He was a retired paper mill worker, a member of the Parks Baptist Church, an Army veteran and a Gideon. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by four daughters, Gaylene Palstrol of Deer Park, Texas, Marilyn Veazey of Houston, Texas, Teresa McDonald of Little Rock, Arkansas and Donna Barron of Pasadena, Texas; three sons, James Edward, Tim and Mark Daniel McCafferty all of Pasadena, Texas; two sisters, Georgina Goolsby of Stockton, California and Joy Holleman of Parks, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were sons and grandsons.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
LUCIAN K. McCAFFERTY

Lucian K. "Mac" McCafferty, 72, died Friday, October 1, 1999 in Wichita, Kansas. He is formerly of Wichita, Kansas and a resident in Mission, Texas. He was a retired buyer for Watkins, Inc. He was born on November 30, 1926 in Waldron, AR to Lucian and Marion McCafferty who preceded him in death. He was married to Barbara Jean Brooks on July 4, 1950. He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; sons Michael L. and Patrick D. of Wichita, KS; brother, Jack of Hot Springs, AR; sister, Barbara Jean Francis of Wichita, KS; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 at the West Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita, KS. Interment was on Wednesday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 March 2011
MEDDIE McCAFFERTY

Meddie McCafferty, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 2, 2011. She was a cosmetologist, bookkeeper, and was of the Baptist faith. Meddie enjoyed canning, quilting, was an avid writer, and loved to take her grandchildren to the farmers market. Above all she was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Meddie is survived by her children, Joy Smith of Kokomo, Indiana, Phyllis Pyke and husband Jim of Rochester, Indiana, Orman McCafferty and wife Christine of Mansfield and James Brad McCafferty and wife Leverda of Waldron; 14 grandchildren, Rod Smith, Rich Smith, Kim Maxwell-Merdock, Patrick Murray, Mike Murray, Bruce Pyke, Ryan Pyke, Bryan Pyke, Colleen McCafferty, Scott McCafferty, Patrenda Gerlick, Misty Owens, Jackie Cavner and Misty Pyke; 21 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Meddie is also survived by her sisters, Bearnice Proffitt and Glee Norris of Wichita, Kansas, and brother Wheeler Barker of Wichita, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband James Kello McCafferty, sister Elsie Wallace of Waldron, brothers Mitt Barker, Cecil Barker both of Tennessee, and Wrex Barker of Wichita, Kansas; and son-in-law Richard Smith of Kokomo, Indiana. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with interment to follow in the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Friday, March 4, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Rich Smith, Rod Smith, Scott McCafferty, Pat Murray, Mike Murray, Bruce Pyke, Ryan Pyke and Wade Gerlick.

The Waldron News
1 March 2000
RITA LOIS McCAFFERTY

Rita Lois McCafferty, 54, of Harvey, Arkansas died Monday, February 21, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a teacher's aid for Fourche Valley School for 24 years and attended Harvey Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 24 at Harvey Assembly of God Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery at Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Kelly Jack McCafferty of the home, two daughters, Beth McCafferty of Tyler, Texas and Lisa Miller of Cedar Creek, AR; one son-in-law, Shawn Miller of Cedar Creek, AR; her mother-in-law, Lucille McCafferty of Waldron; four sisters, Anna Mae Palmer of Ingleside, TX, Martha West of Briggsville, AR, Barbara Cooley of Batesville, AR and Sandra Billingsley of Roland, AR; two grandchildren, Tristan Miller and Kiley Miller, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Joe Pickens, Nathan Franklin, Robert Minton, Rod Rupe, J.B. Wagner and Joe Maxey.

The Waldron News
9 January 2002
JOSEPH FRANKLIN McCAIN

Joseph Franklin McCain, age 85, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, died Thursday, January 3, 2002 at his home. Born in Okeeman, OK on July 23, 1916, he was the son of the late Harrison and Naomi Cates McCain. He was retired from the Forest Service and cattle farming. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCain of Dardanelle; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Patsy McCain of Hot Springs, Roy and Bobbie McCain of Pocola, OK and Earnest McCain of Ft. Smith; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Merle Metcalf of Mena; two brothers and three sisters all of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Thomas Morris officiating. Burial was at 2:00 p.m. in Hawkins Cemetery, Parks, Arkansas by Cornwell Funeral Service in Dardanelle.

The Waldron News
25 February 2009
CLARA F. McCALL
Oct. 6, 1925 - Feb. 17, 2009

Clara F. McCall, 83, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Born October 6, 1925 in Montgomery County, Arkansas, she was a member of the Lake Hamilton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mrs. McCall owned and operated McCall's Beauty Salon 1947 - 1994. Clara is preceded in death by her husband Willis H. "Mac" McCall; one brother John Edgar Tackett, and one sister Dorothy Caplener. She is survived by her two daughters, Katie Mitchell and husband Wayne of Hot Springs, Diann Ward and husband Marvin of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, David McCall and wife Jan of Hot Springs, brothers L.D. Tackett of Tucson, Arizona, Clifford Tackett of Hot Springs, and J.W. "Joe" Tackett of Smithville, Tennessee; sisters Verna Tackett Black of Hot Springs, Lorene Spiers of Wellsville, Missouri, and Laura Wagner of Riverside, California; eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Service was at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2009 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Bowen and Bro. Bill Bates officiating. Mrs. McCall will lie in state from noon to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
14 February 2001
CALVIN E. "GENE" McCANN

Born March 21, 1923 in Donaphin, Missouri, passed away February 3, 2001. A resident of the South Bay for 60 years, Gene was Superintendent of the Beacon Light Mission in San Pedro for many years, having served them for more than 50 years working with more than 30 churches on behalf of homeless men. He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda; daughter, Mary Ann (George) Eaton; son, Mark Eugene McCann; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Eaton; brother, Tom McCann of Waldron, Arkansas; sisters, Betty Campbell of Bakersfield, Kelsie Taff of Waldron, Arkansas and Wanda Lee Young of Trinidad, Colorado. Funeral services were on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 10 am at McNerney's Colonial Mortuary. Interment was held at Green Hills Memorial Park at 10:45 am and proceeded on Avalon Blvd., in order to pass by Wilmington Square, which is where Gene met so many men in his work for Beacon Light. The services then concluded at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
MELVIN C. McCANN

Rev. Melvin C. McCann of Bryant, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 11, 2000. He was 73. He was born August 21, 1926 in Doniphan, Missouri, and was reared in Waldron, Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a Southern Baptist minister and pastored churches in both California and Arkansas. After serving his last pastorate of 15 years in Corcoran, California, he retired and moved to Arkansas in 1991. He then had the privilege of serving the First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant as minister to senior adults. His ministry covered a span of 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Colene McCann of Bryant; one son, Rickey Gene McCann of Marysville, California; two daughters, Melody Anderson of Bellflower, California and Linda Chastain of Panama, Oklahoma; two brothers, Thomas McCann of Waldron, Arkansas and Eugene McCann of Carson, California; three sisters, Betty Campbell of Oildale, California, Kelsie Taff of Waldron, AR, and Wanda Young of Trinidad, Colorado; one grandson, Lt. Rickey Gene McCann, Jr; two great granddaughters, Shania and Cheyene (twins) all of Great Falls, Montana; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were on Saturday, April 15 at First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant with Dr. Jim Lagrone officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant Building Fund.

The Waldron News
5 June 2002
CURT McCHRISTIAN

Curt McChristian, 89, of Greenwood and Mansfield, Arkansas died May 29, 2002 in a Fort Smith retirement home. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Lions International. He was retired from Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department and Southwestern Electric Power Company. Graveside service was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Liberty Cemetery with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by his wife, Thurza; one daughter, Ginger McCutchen of Fort Smith, AR; two sons, J.C. McChristian of Fort Smith, AR and Bill McChristian of Mena, AR; six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield School Scholarship Fund.

Scott County Times
23 April 2003
THURZA McCHRISTIAN

Thurza Virginia McChristian, 88, of Barling, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 15, in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Mansfield Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and widow of James McChristian. Graveside services were held Friday, April 18, at 11:00 am at the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Ginger McCutchen of Ft. Smith; two sons, J.C. McChristian of Ft. Smight, Arkansas and Bill McChristian of Mena, Arkansas; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield High School Scholarship Fund or charity of donor's choice.

The Waldron News
10 March 1999
RAYMOND G. McCLAIN

Raymond G. McLAIN, of Pauls Valley, Okla. was born on April 2, 1912 to Miles Alonzo and Ada Pendergast McLain in Howard, Ark., and passed from this life on Sunday, February 28, 1999 at the Pauls Valley General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Graveside services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Services were under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. [Note: Name was spelled McClain in headline; McLain in the body of obituary.]

The Waldron News
7 November 2012
JAMES FLOYD McCOLLUM

James Floyd McCollum of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, November 2, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas. James was born September 3, 1939 to Benjamin Floyd McCollum and Mary Magdeline (Carpenter) McCollum in Boles, Arkansas. James was 3 years, 2 months and 2 days old. James served two terms in the United States Marine Corps. His first term ending September 24, 1962 and the second on October 7, 1966. James is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dennie McCollum of the home, daughter Lola and husband Arnie Miscarlli of Estacada, Oregon, son Dennis and wife Donna McCollum of Y-City, Arkansas, daughter Lori and husband Rodney Jones of Gravelly, Arkansas and son Jimmy McCollum of Waldron, Arkansas. James is also survived by his sisters, Lucille and husband Billy Joe Essman of Salem, Oregon, Mary Rice and Shirley McCollum of Mena, Arkansas and one brother Bill and wife Rachele McCollum of Hubbard, Oregon and one sister in law Kathy McCollum of Hubbard, Oregon. James also leaves behind to cherish his memory, four granddaughters, Heather Bentley and Jamie Resch of Estacada, Oregon, Nicheala and Michele McCollum of Fort Worth, Texas, six grandsons, Brandon McCollum of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jesse Jones of Springfield, Missouri, and Joshua, Kyle, Thomas and Logan Jones of Gravelly, Arkansas. As well as one great-grandson Aaron Thomas Resch and one great granddaughter Amya Mae Resch of Estacada, Oregon, two sisters-in-law Karen and husband Jerry Orr of Noble, Oklahoma and Linda and husband Gary Hittle of Scotts Mille, Oregon. James will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. James is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mary McCollum, sister Edith Millard, brother William McCollum, father and mother in law, Walter and Martha Wilson, brother in law Bobby Wilson, and son Lesley Varnes McCollum. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the home. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 December 2001
ALLIE McCONNELL

Allie Mae McConnell, 89, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, December 5, 2001 in a Hot Springs hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 11 am Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Mary McConnell of Burleson, Texas and Louise Willis of Apopka, Florida; one son, Harley McConnell of Brownsville, California; 36 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
9 August 2006
DAVE McCONNELL, SR.

Dave McConnell, Sr., 70, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of the Mt. Ida Presbyterian Church, and the Scott County Fox and Wolf Hunters Association. He supported the youth of Scott County helping with Peewee Baseball, Football and other sports. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by three sons, David and Rachelle McConnell of Fayetteville, AR, Shane and Stephanie McConnell of Fayetteville, AR and Clay McConnell of Y-City, AR; four brothers, Roger McConnell of Bonneville, AR, Clark McConnell of Danville, AR, Bruce McConnell of Whitehall, AR, Craig McConnell of Vilonia, AR; three sisters, Kathy Ellison of Oden, AR, Reba Seward of Siloam Springs, AR, JoAnn McConnell of Rogers, AR; four grandchildren, Kalie McConnell, Deric McConnell, Sydney McConnell and Mason McConnell, all of Fayetteville, AR and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Carlton McConnell, Jack Nix, Buck Ellison, Lance Ellison, Bernis Rogers and Larry Boren. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Nix, Clarence McConnell, Norman Miner, Troy House, Glendale Sparks and E.C. Ellison. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Scott County Boys & Girls Club at 595 W. 6th St., Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
25 October 2000
HACK McCONNELL

Haskill "Hack" McConnell, 88, of Waldron died Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Nellie McConnell; one daughter, Era Massongill of Beauchamp community; one son, Clarence McConnell of Y-City; one sister, Irene Fuller of Redding, California; one brother, Troy McConnell of Lake Shasta, California; 5 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Freddie Joe McConnell, Carlton McConnell, John Warren, Richard Brigance, Steven Massongill and Larry Zimmer.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
NANCY McCONNELL

Nancy Louise (Sibary) McConnell, 51, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was retired from retail sales. Memorial service was held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Dooley Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas with interment in the Dooley Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by three daughters, Christy Wilson of Briscoe, Texas, Alicia Drew of Springdale, Arkansas and Tiffany McDonnell of Modesto, California; three grandchildren; three brothers, Randy Vines of Mansfield, Arkansas, Steven Sibary of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Jim Vines of Greenwood, Arkansas; five sisters, Sherry Sibary of Van Buren, Arkansas, Shirley Bradley of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Diana Posey of California, Lourie Burdett of Little Rock, Arkansas and Debbie Bell of Washington.

Scott County Times
14 April 2004
NELLIE ANNIE McCONNELL

Waldron--Graveside services for Nellie Annie McConnell, 84, of Waldron were held Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 2 pm at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. McConnell died Saturday, April 10, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. The widow of Hack McConnell, she was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Era Massongill of Waldron; a son, Clarence McConnell of Y-City; two brothers, Zeb Playford of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Charles Playford of Maryville, Tennessee; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Richard Brigance, John Warren, Carlton McConnell, Brett McConnell, Heath McConnell and Freddy McConnell.

Scott County Times
6 July 2005
ROSIE McCONNELL

Rosie Joan "Kemp" McConnell, 67, of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas died Monday, June 27, 2005, at a Mt. Ida nursing home. She was born March 23, 1938 at Haw Creek, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Allen Kemp and Janie Mae Josephine "Floyd" Kemp, her husband Fred J. McConnell and her brother Jack Kemp. She is survived by her children, Fredrick and Bonnie McConnell of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Ann Sanchez of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, Jennie and Craig Pate of Board Camp, Arkansas, Lynnie and Bobby Strother of Oden, Arkansas, Heath and Della McConnell of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Grandchildren, Lee McConnell, Zach Jordan, Jeremy Elder, Lyndon Elder, Mortisha Standridge, Michelle McAnally, Samantha Stovall, Tommy Strother, Robby Strother and Amy Samuels, 13 great grandchildren, two brothers, Levi Kemp of San Angelo, Texas, Bill Kemp of Pencil Bluff, three sisters, Dorothey Roseberry of New Mexico, Joyce Playford of Tennessee and Willie Mae Helms of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Jeremy Elder, Tommy Strother, Robby Strother, Michael Strovall, Rickey Leonard and Daniel Samuels. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 30, 2005 at the Pencil Bluff Baptist Church with interment in the Pencil Bluff Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was a member of the Pencil Bluff First Baptist Church, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother. She was employed at Munro Shoe Factory before her retirement.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009
REV. EDDIE LEE McCORD
Dec. 31, 1928 - Jan. 20, 2009

Rev. Eddie Lee McCord, 80 years old, of Mt. Ida, passed away on January 20, 2009 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born on December 31, 1928 in Bates, Arkansas, to the late Henry McCord and Clara Bethel McCord. Churches that he pastored included Parks Baptist Church, Haw Creek Baptist Church, Oden Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Mt. Ida, First Baptist Church of Bauxite, Trinity Baptist Church of Benton, Westside Baptist Church of El Dorado, Watson Chapel Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, First Baptist Church of DeWitt and Highland Heights Baptist Church of Benton. He was also Director of Missions of Independence Baptist Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Katie Cook, and brothers Emmanuel, Byron and Jerry McCord and a grandson, John McCord. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margie McCord; two sons and daughters in law, Bob and Denise McCord and David and Janet McCord; grandchildren, Jason McCord, Leah Dixon, Todd McCord and Teddy Wilson; great grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew and Anna Love McCord, David Chase and Alexis Dixon, Bailey and John Paul Wilson. Services were on January 23 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mt. Ida with Rev. John Guerra officiating and burial was at Mt. Ida Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida. Pallbearers were David Dixon, Clay Knox, Tyler Knox, Jason McCord, Todd McCord and Ted Wilson.

The Waldron News
13 October 2010
RATHA ROBERTA McCORD

Ratha Roberta McCord, born May 22, 1924 in Waldron, AR, went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Bryon McCord, her parents William and Fanny McGar, one brother, Toy McGar, three sisters, Eva ohnson, Laura Thomas and Mary Lour Hunt. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Knox Garner and husband Ben of Camden; two grandsons, Clay Knox and wife Libby of Spring Hill, AR and Tyler Knox and wife Spencer of Camden; two step-grandchildren, Kelly Bixler of Texarkana, AR and Brooke Garner of Camden; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Kathryn Bixler of Texarkana and Kasin Garner of Camden; one sister, Leora Haga of Pea Ridge; one niece who has been like a daughter, Sharon Leggett and husband David of Camden and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCord was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Christian and founding member of Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church with Reverend Richard Foster officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
JOSEPH McCORMICK

Joseph H. McCormick, age 86, of Waldron died Saturday, April 2, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert and grandson, David Cherry. He is survived by one daughter, Joann Cherry of Mansfield; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Monday, April 4, 2005 at Coop Prairie Cemetery at Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
21 January 1998
MARGARET BARBARA McCORMICK

Barbara McCormick, 74, of Mansfield died Friday, January 16, 1998 in her home. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Graveside services were Monday, January 19 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include her husband, Joseph, of the home; two daughters: Joann Cherry, of Waldron and Margueritte Castinernas, of New York state; one brother, Roy Kiernan, of New York, five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
25 May 2005
TOMMIE McCOY

Tommie Clifford McCoy, age 77 of Overland Park, Kansas died Tuesday, May 17, 2005 in an Overland Park nursing home. He was a forklift operator for Safeway. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vivian Preston. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of the home; one step daughter, Judy Gardner of Grove, Oklahoma; one step son, Richard Brown of Eudora, Kansas; one sister, Joyce Hattabaugh of Mansfield, Arkansas; one brother, Aubrey McCoy of Belle Plaine, Kansas; five step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, May 20, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Taylor Cemetery near Booneville under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Rick, Randy, J.R. and Tony Preston, Mitch Hattabaugh and Gary Hattabaugh. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Billy Wayne, Deral Preston and Howard Lee Hattabaugh.

Scott County Times
3 January 2001
ARNOLD McCRAW

Arnold Lee McCraw, 73, of Tulsa, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2000 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Arnold was born on February 2, 1927 to G.E. and Beulah Mae McCraw in Parks, Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Arnold married Louella Neal on September 2, 1950, and had lived in Tulsa since 1957. After retiring from many years in several management positions, most notably personnel management, Arnold was self-employed in the real estate rental business. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Arnold had a strong work ethic, and was known and respected as a man of integrity. However, the most important part of Arnold's life was his family. Arnold was completely devoted to Louella, and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary this year. Though he had lived in Tulsa for over forty-three years, Arnold still maintained close ties with his extended family and many friends in Arkansas whom he loved dearly. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, G.E. and Beulah Mae McCraw, and his brother, Eugene A. McCraw. He is survived by a loving family including his wife, Louella McCraw; two sons, Larry David McCraw and his wife, Ann, of Little Rock, and Ronald Lee McCraw and his wife, Anna, of Fayetteville; two sisters, DeLois Tidwell of Mt. Ida and Doyce McDaniel of Mountain Home; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle and Luke McCraw of Little Rock, and Ryan, Laura and John McCraw of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 30 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with the Reverend Pat Ray Frost officiating, followed by interment in Parks Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to Parks Cemetery Fund in c/o Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
BO McCRAW

Elva "Bo" James McCraw passed away Friday, October 13, at a Waldron nursing home. She was born September 30, 1914, at Dutch Creek, Arkansas to Levi and Mary Rogers Watson. Elva spent most of her life in Wichita Falls, Texas where she retired from Wichita Falls Health Clinic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl James. After retiring, Elva returned to the Waldron area and became a member of the Parks Baptist Church. She is survived by her former husband, John McCraw of Parks; one brother, Jake Watson of Iowa Park, Texas; five nieces, Betty Hahn and Eloise Van Cleve both of Waldron, Mary Sue Martine of Charleston, Eva Jane West of Boulder, Colorado, and Elva Jean Cary of Waco, Texas. Also surviving are two nephews, David Paul Roy of Denver, Colorado and Lewis Belcher of Van Buren, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, October 16, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Sam Waganer officiating. Interment was in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Lewis Belcher, Jeff Belcher, Rodney Bynum, Jerry Lee, Thoms Lee and Joe Martine.

Scott County Times
6 March 2002
FUELL McCRAW

Fuell Hampton McCraw, 88, of Parks died Tuesday, February 26, 2002 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Parks Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Pauline Black McCraw. Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, 2002 at 2 pm at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter and her husband, Lou Nell and Don Davis of Lamar, Arkansas; two sisters, Treva Lacefield and Wanda Holbert both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, John McCraw of Parks; 4 grandchildren, Danny Davis, Camille Langford, Katie Conley and Amy Davis; and 6 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Frost, Mac Davis, Garry Davis, Shane Davis, Chad Henderson and Billy John Franklin.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
JOHN THOMAS McCRAW

John Thomas McCraw, 87, of Greenwood, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 in a Greenwood, Arkansas nursing home. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a Baptist and a former Scott County Judge and Arkansas State Senator. Graveside funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Monroe Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Jane Alverson of Van Buren, Arkansas; one son, John Thomas McCraw, Jr. of Canada; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; two sisters, Treva Lacefield of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wanda Holbert of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Clyde Audas, Roy Franklin, Dick Huie, Sup Austin, Steve Smith and Larry Shores. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
LOUELLA NEAL McCRAW

Louella Neal McCraw, 79, of Little Rock, went to be with her Lord and Savior July 19, 2011. She was born October 31, 1931 in Waldron to Theo Lloyd and Winnie Belle Hudspeth Neal. Louella married Arnold Lee McCraw of Parks in 1950. In 1957 they moved with their sons to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they lived until Arnold passed away in 2000. While in Tulsa, in addition to raising her family, she worked as a secretary. In 2004, she moved to Little Rock, where she made many wonderful friends, especially at her church, Immanuel Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes were her church and worship activities, and cooking for family and friends. Louella was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by three sisters, Helen Lewis and Jean Allred (Lou) of Dallas, Texas, and Janis Wade of Poteau, Oklahoma; brother Don Neal (Edna Ruth) of Lindale, Texas; two sons, Larry McCraw (Ann) of Little Rock and Ron McCraw of Goshen; five grandsons, Matthew, Kyle, Ryan, Luke and John; one granddaughter, Laura Oates; four great-granddaughters, Angelina, Catherine, Dana and Sophia; and many other dear relatives and friends. The funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at Immanuel Baptist Church Chapel, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock. Burial followed at Parks (Arkansas) Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 or Parks Cemetery Fund, c/o Don Ellis, Box 118, Parks, Arkansas 72950.

The Waldron News
13 February 2013
MELBALENE L. McCRAW

Melbalene L. McCraw, better known as "Meb" by family and friends, of Waldron, Arkansas (formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma) went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Meb was born August 28, 1929 to Jim Franklin and Pearl (Edwards) Franklin in Parks, Arkansas. Meb was 83 years, 5 months and 8 days old. Meb attended The Church at Battle Creek and Riverside Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Meb enjoyed music, especially gospel music and frequently attended concerts and singings with fellow church members. Meb worked in the insurance industry in Tulsa for most of her career, which spanned nearly sixty years. She liked to stay busy and was still working one day a week at age 79. In 2009, she moved from her long-time home in Tulsa back to her childhood town of Waldron due to health problems. Meb enjoyed travel and traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as making several trips abroad. She enjoyed people and was always ready to help anyone in need. She never met a stranger and kept up friendships that went all the way back to her childhood. She especially delighted in being around little children and spoiling them with treats. Meb also loved animals--her cats, the neighbors' pets and any stray cat or dog that came along. She often pet sat for neighbors and helped HALO Pet Rescue of Tulsa by fostering abandoned pets until they could be placed in permanent homes. Meb leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters: Donna Sue Austin and husband Mike of Longview, Texas, and Rebecca Tate and husband Lonnie of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Grandmama will forever be missed by six grandchildren: Donna (Austin) Santo, Daniel Austin, Joshua Tate, Jared Tate, Melissa (Tate) McCorkle and Ryan Tate, as well as six great grandchildren: Madison Santo, Macy Santo, Katherine Austin, Noah Austin, Elijah Austin and Clayton McCorkle. Meb is also survived by one brother, Bill Franklin, and his wife Pat. Meb will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including a number of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. A celebration of Meb's life was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Parks Baptist Church in Parks, Arkansas with Rev. Billy Harwell officiating. Interment followed in the Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Men of Parks Baptist Church, Bub Franklin, Carlton McConnell, Philip McCorkle and Daniel Austin. Visitation was Friday, February 8, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parks Cemetery, c/o Kelly Cole, 12376 Bellevue Rd., Parks, AR 72950 or HALO Pet Rescue of Tulsa, c/o Mary Anne Jarrett, Director, 4654 E. 57th Street, Tulsa, OK 74135-4314.

The Waldron News
29 December 2010
BABY BLAKE WENDELL McCULLAH

Baby Blake WEndell McCullah, infant son of Daniel McCullah and Jennifer (Duvall) McCullah passed from this life Monday, December 20 at a Hot Springs hospital. Baby Blake is survived by his parents, Daniel and Jennifer of Hot Springs, AR; grandparents Brenda and Sonny Duvall of Oppello, AR and Miki McCullah of Parks, AR; one great grandmother, Wilma Duvall of Morrilton, AR; one great-great grandmother, Ruth Rudder of Russellville, AR. Blake is also survived by uncles, Brian McCullah and wife Mellisa, Tim Duvall and wife Brenda, and Jeff Duvall; one aunt, Wendi Johnson and husband Joe. Blake is preceded in death by his grandparents Wendell McCullah, Ray Duvall and Cleo Rudder. Blake's graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Shady Grove Cemetery north of Atkins, AR with Rev. Hank Duvall officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
BEULAH MARY McCULLAH

Beulah Mary McCullah, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home with interment at the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Sparks of Winfield, AR; two sons, David O. McCullah of Waldron, AR and Eugene McCullah of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Ruby Hunt of Union Hill, AR; two brothers, Floyd Smith of Waldron, AR and Carl Smith of Mena, AR; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett McCullah. Pallbearers were Emmett Barnett, Gary Roper, Nathan Franklin, Dale Sparks, Jerry Bob Smith and J.D. Graham. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

The Waldron News
6 October 2010
FLOYD WAYNE McCULLAH

Floyd Wayne McCullah, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, October 4, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Floyd was born March 23, 1942 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to the late J. Manuel McCullah and June (Tinsley) McCullah. He attended the Jenny Lind First Baptist Church. Floyd is survived by two daughters, Karla Scott and husband Buster of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Keri McCafferty of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Kris McCullah of Parks, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Justin Scott and wife Ashley, Lauren Scott, Colton Scott, Deavon McCafferty and wife Heather, Kaiden McCullah, Kylar McCullah; one great-grandchild, one great-grandchild on the way; one sister, Mary Faye Rogers of Y-City, Arkansas; and one brother, John "Mac" McCullah of Michigan. He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Lloyd and Wendell McCullah. Floyd's funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Brian McCullah, Daniel McCullah, Kelly Jack McCafferty, Randy McCafferty, Howard Rogers and Charlie Rogers. Floyd's visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
JAMES "JIM" E. McCULLAH
August 31, 1926 - January 17, 2009

James "Jim" E. McCullah, age 82, of Grand Junction passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009 at LaVilla Grande Care Center. Born August 31, 1926 in Dutch Creek, AR to John Manuel and June (Tinsley) McCullah, Jim attended school in Forrester, AR. He spent five years serving his country during which time he attaned his GED. Jim married Ruth Johnson, but they later divorced. On February 1, 1970, he married Mary Lou Waddell in Byers, CO. She survives. Jim was a truck driver by trade. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. In addition to Mary Lou, Jim is survived by his daughters, Patricia Horne and son-in-law Mike, and Jaime McCullah both of Denver, CO; brothers, John McCullah and wife Marlene of Marquette, MI and Floyd McCullah of Parks, AR; sister, Faye Rogers of Boles, AR; sisters-in-law, Christine and Miki McCullah; five granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. A son, Steven, brothers, Wendell and Lloyd and brother-in-law, Charlie Rogers preceded Jim in death. The funeral service was on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial was in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Western Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Arrangements were under the caring direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

The Waldron News
21 May 2014
JOHN CLAY McCULLAH

John Clay McCullah, 80, of Marquette passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014. John was born on March 17, 1933 to June (Tinsley) McCullah and John M. McCullah. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Calumet and Alaska. On September 22, 1953, John married the former Holly Jean Anderson. In August 1996, John married Marlene Morais of Marquette. John is survived by his children, June (Kent) Piliatsch of Wentzville, Mo., Petty (Tom) Staley of Holly Springs, N.C., Gale Makolin of Calumet, Edward McCullah of Sanford, N.C., James McCullah of Calumet, Carol (Eric) Makkonen of Houghton and Kay Elander of Calumet. John is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Faye Rogers of Y-City, Ark; and brother-in-law, Earl (Lillian) Anderson of Ishpeming; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding John in death were his parents, June and John; his first wife, Holly Jean; two sons, David and Robert; brothers, James, Floyd, Lloyd and Wendell; two daughters-in-law, Nancy McCullah and Donna McCullah. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 28, 2014.

The Waldron News
22 August 2012
KRISTOPHER WAYNE McCULLAH

Kristopher Wayne McCullah of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Parks, Arkansas. Kris was born April 20, 1984 to Floyd Wayne McCullah and Edna Lee (Scott) McCullah in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kris was 28 years, 3 months and 25 days old. Kris was a member of Parks Baptist Church in Parks, Arkansas. Kris was a 5 year volunteer for Parks Volunteer Fire Department also serving as Assistant Fire Chief. Kris was making preparations to attend and had been accepted into the Arkansas Fire Academy so he could better serve his community. When Kris wasn't working in the fire department he enjoyed deer hunting, gun collecting, working on guns and motorcycles. He was also a member of Scott County Search and Rescue. Kris was an avid supporter of the United States Military. Above all he loved his boys. Kris leaves behind to cherish his memory, two sons, Kaiden McCullah and Kylar McCullah of Waldron, Arkansas; parents, Leamon Piles and Edna (Scott) McCullah Piles of Parks, Arkansas; two sisters, Karla Scott and husband Buster of Cedar Creek, Arkansas and Keri McCafferty and fiance Jason Davis of Lake Hinkle, Arkansas. Kris is also survived by two step- brothers, Richie Piles of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Jason Piles and wife Terri of Parks, Arkansas. Kris will forever be missed by four nieces: Ashley Bryant, Lauren Scott, Amberlynn Piles and Danielle Randolf and four nephews, Justin Scott, Deavon McCafferty, Colton Scott and Dylon Piles, as well as many extended family members, friends and loved ones. Kris is preceded in death by his dad, Floyd McCullah and grandparents, Bob and Bonnie Scott, Holland and Inez Piles and Manuel and June McCullah. Kris' life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jerry Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Kris' pallbearers were Travis Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Mickey Johnston, Daniel Taff, Bubba Slaten, Jeremy Slaten and Tim Combs. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Parks Volunteer Fire Department. Kris' visitation was Friday, August 17, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Kris' family received friends from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
LLOYD RAY McCULLAH

Lloyd Ray McCullah, 69, of Waldron passed away Friday, January 2nd, 2009 in a Fort Smith hospital. Lloyd was born in Cedar Creek, AR on May 31, 1939, the son of the late John M. and June (Tinsley) McCullah. He was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and attended Southside Baptist Church in Waldron for several years. He was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132, a 32nd Mason, and a member of Scott County Rural Water Board. Lloyd enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He was retired from Tyson and WalMart. He also served in the U.S. Army. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 41 years Chris (Cheesman) McCullah; a daughter, Stephanie Lowery and husband Ron of Paris, Arkansas; a son, Johnny McCullah of Waldron, Arkansas; 3 grandsons, Jerad Owens, Jace Owens, Blaine McCullah; 3 granddaughters, Kyla Owens, Amber McCullah, Mystri McCullah; 1 great granddaughter, Ashlynn Owens. Lloyd is also survived by a sister, Faye Rogers of Y-City, Arkansas; 3 brothers, James McCullah and wife Mary Lou of Grand Junction, CO, John and wife Marlene of Marquette, MI and Floyd McCullah of Cedar Creek, AR; a sister in law Mikki McCullah of Parks, AR and a host of other family and friends. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents Manuel and June (Tinsley) McCullah, a brother Wendell McCullah, and a brother in law Charlie (Short) Rogers. Funeral service was Tuesday, January 6th at 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery with Masonic rites under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Howard Himes, Allen Dickens, Sam Slater, Robert Taff, Vestal Taff and David Long. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132, 32nd Masons and members of the Scott County Rural Water Board.

Scott County Times
19 March 2003
WENDELL McCULLAH

Parks--Funeral services for Howard Wendell McCullah, 59, of Parks were held Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 2 pm at Parks Baptist Church. Reverends Mike Shaddon and Billy Harwell officiated and burial followed at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks. Wendell was born March 1, 1944 at Forester to John Manuel and June Tinsley McCullah and died Thursday, March 13, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. Wendell was a 1962 graduate of Waldron High School. He married Miki Baggs on June 28, 1969 at Parks. He was a retired upholsterer from Waldron Furniture Factory, served as a Scott County Justice of the Peace, sitting on the Quorum Court for District #5 from 1997 to 2000. After helping to organize and establish the Parks Volunteer Fire Department, he served as their first Fire Chief for a number of years. He was an active member of Parks Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Miki; one daughter, Wendi Johnson and husband Joe of Hot Springs; two sons, Brian McCullah of Waldron and Daniel McCullah of Fayetteville; one grandson, Cole Johnson of Hot Springs; one sister, Faye and husband Charles "Short" Rogers of Y-City; four brothers, John and wife Marline McCullah of Marquette, Michigan, James and wife Mary Lou McCullah of Grand Junction, Colorado, Loyd and wife Christine McCullah of Waldron and Floyd "Hump" McCullah of Cedar Creek, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. Pallbearers were John Elmore, Danny Morran, Don Ellis, Jerry Pennington, James "Buster" Scott and Travis Plummer. Honorary pallbearers were JW "Dub" Cleland, Bill Franklin and Phil Stinson. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
16 April 2003
WALTER McCULLOUGH

Walter Lloyd McCullough, age 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, April 13, in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired repairman and of the Pentecostal faith. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; two daughters, Wanda Lanning of Waldron, Arkansas and Mabel McCullough of Dover, Arkansas; one son, Lloyd McCullough of Dover, Arkansas; one brother, Ralph McCullough of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and eight grandchildren.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
WANDA McCURLEY

Wanda Keith McCurley, age 91, of Waldron died Sunday, October 10, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired owner of a Handicap Children's Home and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, John McCurley; son, Arthur Leon McCurley and sister Isabelle Chapman. She is survived by two daughters, Lois Zanyk of Visalia, California, Grace Dorr of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Melvin McCurley of Fruita, Colorado; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am Thursday, October 14, 2004 at Temple Baptist Church with burial at Tahlequah City Cemetery at 3:00 pm in Tahlequah, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were the grandsons and great grandsons.

The Waldron News
16 April 2014
SHIRLEY LOUISE McCURRIE

Shirley Louise McCurrie, 77, of Waldron, formerly of Dardanelle, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron. She was born October 24, 1936, on Crow Mountain to Virgil Lee and Myrtle Lorraine Warnick McAnulty. She was a former secretary for over 20 years for John Hickey Maintenance where she was also known as "Shirley Mac." She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Lee LeMaster and Buddie McCurrie, a brother, Robert McAnulty, and a sister, Sue Parham. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Amber LeMaster of Waldron; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Scott Moore of Paris, three brothers, Wayne McAnulty of Washington, W.A. McAnulty of Pottsville and Ed McAnulty of Russellville; three sisters, Wanda McCurrie and Jane Daniel, both of Pottsville and Judy Roper of Dardanelle, six grandchildren, Courtney Wood, Kyle LeMaster, Megan Moore, Makenzie Polen, Elijah Polen and Peyton Boyd, and numberous nephews and nieces. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Ricky White and Mr. Andy McAnulty. Burial was held in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active and honorary pallbearers were nephews. Active was Alvin McAnulty, James McCurrie, Danny McCurrie, David McCurrie, Terry Daniel, Roger Daniel, Mark Roper and Mike Roper, and honorary pallbearers were Ricky, Jeff and Jason McCurrie and Jim Daniel. The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
16 October 2013
HARLEY LESTER McCURRY

Harley Lester McCurry Jr. of Blansett, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Blansett, Arkansas. Harley was born May 24, 1949 to Harley McCurry Sr. and Imogene (Rose) McCurry in Blansett, Arkansas. Harley was 64 years, 4 months and 16 days old. Harley married the love of his life, Deb in 1968. Together they spent 45 years of hard work and dedication. He loved to work the cows and loved their farm. Harley enjoyed riding his motorcycle (of course it was a Harley) and hunting. Harley was well known for his love and expertise in cooking and eating crawfish. Harley's best loved times were those he spent with his grandkids. He treasured those moments dear to his heart. Harley leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Debra McCurry of the home, three sons: Harley McCurry III (Harlo) and wife Shirley from Spiro, Oklahoma, Bradley McCurry and wife Amanda from Blansett, Arkansas, and Josh McCurry and wife Kelli from Packsaddle, Arkansas. Bubba will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Stephanie Leanne Walker of Waldron, Arkansas, Bradley Charles McCurry II of Blansett, Arkansas, Christopher Levi Hunter Shepard of Waldron, Arkansas and Raylon Michael McCurry of Packsaddle, Arkansas. Harley is also survived by his mother, Imogene McCurry of Blansett, Arkansas, and one brother, Howard McCurry and wife Wanda of Blansett, Arkansas. Harley will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Harley is preceded in death by his father, Harley McCurry Sr., and grandparents, Viola and Charlie McCurry, Tom and Ruth Rose. Harley's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Clyde Traylor officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Harley's pallbearers were Mike Austin, Brian Jones, Brandon Jones, Clay Woodall, Harley Mullinax, Junior Saulsberry. Honorary pallbearers were Randell Beaty, Stan Cotrall, Ronnie Nelson, James Scott, Danny Hale, Bill Boyd, Clarence Boyd. Harley's visitation was Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Harley's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
16 April 2003
W.J. "JIM" McCUTCHEON

Graveside services for Mr. Windred James "Jim" McCutcheon were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 in Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas, under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mr. McCutcheon, 65, of Natchitoches, died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Christus Schumpert Health Systems in Shreveport, following heart surgery. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a native of Copeland, Arkansas, a retired educator, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was owner and president of DoubleJay, Inc., whose chief activity was repair and restoration of band musical instruments. He was an adjunct faculty member of the music department at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, a judge and clinician at musical events in several states, an advisory council member of the American Music Educator's Repair Association and of the Ed Myers Company, an instrument repair tool and supply manufacturer. He maintained his music professional affiliations after retirement, and was an avid supporter of music education at all levels. He was known as "Wimpy" to friends and family while growing up in Waldron. He was a member of the "Class of '55," whose members were dear to him. Mr. McCutcheon was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby Blan "Mack" McCutcheon and Eva Lee Ann "Bee" Hodges McCutcheon, and by his brother, Albert Rvilla McCutcheon. Survivors include his wife, Jo Safford McCutcheon of Natchitoches; one sister, Alma McClendon of Arizona; three nieces and one nephew. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Clark, Marshall Hughes, Richard Keyton, Richard Poche, Joe Thomas, Lynn Weaver, other family members and professional associates.

The Waldron News
3 January 2007
ANNIE SUE BARRETT-McDANIEL

Annie Sue Barrett-McDaniel, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2006 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a Pentecostal by faith and a secretary at a hospital. She is survived by three sisters, Fayreen Vaughn of Union Hill, Arkansas, Mary Brothers of Waldron, Arkansas and Mae Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and her husband, Joe McDaniel. Funeral services were Thursday, December 28, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Friendship Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Richie Brothers, Steve Lunsford, Tony Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, Blake Garrison and J.D. Brothers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Brothers, James Speaks, Leslie Vaughn, Charles Edgar and Leon Vaughn, She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Rosie Yandell; her husband, Paul Barrett; sister, Dorothy Barrett, and brother, Allen Yandell.

The Waldron News
25 March 2009
CLARA ETTER McDANIEL
Jan. 22, 1911 - March 21, 2009

Clara Etter McDaniel, 98, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born on January 22, 1911 in Scott County, Arkansas, the daughter of John W. and Julia Jones. She was orphaned at a very young age. Her mother and brother Frank died during the epidemic in 1918, and her father died due to an accident before that. She grew up in the home of her aunt Sally King. Clara married Douglas McDaniel on November 16, 1929 who passed away in February of 2000 after 70 years of marriage. She was a life long member of the Square Rock Methodist Church. Clara was a farm wife for 60 years. She worked at Waldron Furniture Factory for several years. She was active in the Home Extension Club and her church. She loved to cook, work in the garden, and did a lot of canning of fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed quilting and growing African Violets. She is survived by a multitude of loved ones; nieces, nephews, sister-in-law Reva McDaniel, cousins, friends and neighbors to whom she was a very important part of their lives. She "Mothered" a host of us. She is preceded in death by husband Douglas McDaniel, two brothers Frank and Thurman, three sisters, Bertie, Esther and Cecile. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Square Rock Methodist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tyler Brewer, Donald Jones, Aldon Hughes, Johnny Ray and John Paul Davidson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stanley Newman, Robert Davis, Hayden Newman, James McDaniel, James York, Welton York, Bob Danner, Paul Gannon and JOe York.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
DOUGLAS DUNCAN McDANIEL

Douglas Duncan McDaniel, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 15, 2000 in a local nursing home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Square Rock Methodist Church. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2000 at the Square Rock Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife Clara of the home; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Square Rock Cemetery or Square Rock Methodist Church c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
28 November 2001
GERALD R. "MAC" McDANIEL

Gerald Ross "Mac" McDaniel, 80, Gladstone, MO passed away November 23, 2001 at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO, with burial in the White Chapel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to Northcare Hospice or the American Heart Assoc. Mr. McDaniel was born March 29, 1921 in Waldron, AR. He had lived in the Kansas City area since 1946. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 4th Marine Artillery Division in the south Pacific, Seipan, Tinain, and the Marshall Islands invasions. Mr. McDaniel worked as a plant security guard for the Ford Motor Co., Claycomo, for 37 years. He was a member of the Roanridge Church of Christ and was a preacher for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. and Ethel Richmond McDaniel, a brother Lloyd McDaniel and a sister, Elois Wells. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice H. McDaniel of the home, a son, Michael McDaniel and his wife Susan, Kansas City; a daughter, Patti Best and her husband Delbert, Lexington, MO; 2 brothers, Gaylen McDaniel, St. Charles, MO and Ray McDaniel, Arkadelphia, AR; a sister, Matha Fulkerson, Shawnee, KS; 4 grandchildren, Kathryn Sweetwood, Patrick McDaniel, Jo Houseworth, Chris Byrd and 7 great grandchildren. McGilley Antioch handled the arrangements.

The Waldron News
2 August 2006
HAIRETT A. McDANIEL

Hairett A. McDaniel, 84, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 in Centralia, WA. She was born December 21, 1921 to Samuel R. & Rosetta (Traylor) Trotter in Booth, AR. Hairett spent her youth in Arkansas. She moved to Niles, CA in 1950 and then to Longview, WA in 1984. Hairett has lived in Chehalis since 1994. She liked to crochet and travel. She particularly enjoyed going to Hawaii. She adored time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hairett is survived by her four sons and daughters- in law, Darris & Shirley of Chehalis, Sammie & Lynn of Newman, CA, Ronnie & Elaine and Gary & Bell all of Chehalis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonita & Winston Farmer of Irving, TX and Jewel & W.J. Jones of Waldron, AR; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers L.A., Arvel, Aulton and Olus Trotter and sisters, Oneta DeHart and Nadine Harwell. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2006 at Sticklin Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hudson Park Cemetery in Rainier, Oregon.

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
JULIA McDANIEL

Julia Irene McDaniel, 82, of Waldron died Friday, June 1, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired grocery store clerk and a Baptist. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Duncan Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Bennett of Waldron and Velma Brown of Wisconsin; one son, Clyde McDaniel of Phoenix, Arizona; 7 grand- children and 12 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
23 June 2004
LORENE LOYCE McDANIEL

Checotah, OK--Graveside services for Lorene Loyce McDaniel were held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron followed by burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Lorene Loyce McDaniel, 83, of Checotah, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in a Checotah nursing home. She was a retired secretary for the US government and a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Poteau. She is the widow of Dougal McDaniel and was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jane, her parents, and five brothers. She is survived by four sisters, Gladys Woods and husband Lonnie of Visalia, California, Marge Squires of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lee Sutmiller and husband Ray of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Ann Hilson of Miami, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Norma Knox of Desoto, Kansas and Billie Knox of Poteau, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
9 August 2000
RUTH McDANIEL

Ruth McDaniel, 85, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Monday, July 31, 2000 in her home in Mansfield, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and member of the Dayton Church of Christ and was preceded in death by one son, Randy McDaniel. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 3 at Dayton Church of Christ in Dayton, Arkansas with burial at Dayton Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Orby McDaniel of the home; three daughters, Marilyn Pinney of Pensacola, Florida, Carolyn McDaniel of the home and Janelle Graves of Arkoma, Oklahoma; one son Glenn McDaniel of Greenwood, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her nephews.

The Waldron News
7 April 2004
FLOYD McDONALD

Floyd McDonald, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord March 18, 2004 in Roseburg, OR. He was a hearing specialist for 30 years and was an ordained minister. He is survived by his wife JoAnn McDonald of Waldron; one daughter, LoAnn Hemenway of Salem, OR; one step-daughter, Wendy Hubby of CA; two step-sons, William Clay of Waldron and Chris Kirkley of CA; one sister, Alice Helton of Waldron; and one brother, Dennis McDonald of CA; aa grandchildren and one great-grandson.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
JOANN C. McDONALD

JoAnn C. McDonald, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, May 29, 2006 in a local hospital. She was born July 27, 1937 in Dearborn, Michigan. She was a beautician and former employee of Yucaipa Hearing Aide Center. The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Wendy Hobby of Temecula, CA; one daughter-in-law, Alice Helton of Waldron; two sons, Chris Kirkley of Redland, CA and William Kirkley of Waldron, AR; one sister, Margarite O'Brien of Colfax, CA; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Scott County Times
27 February 2002
DOLLIE McENTIRE

Dollie Ann McEntire, 82, of Waldron died Friday, February 22, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired waitress and attended Lamb Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2002 at the Lamb Freewill Baptist Church with burial following at Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Donnie McEntire of Spiro, Oklahoma; four sisters, Rosie Denton of Macon, Missouri, Ozie Brothers of Olton, Texas, Viola Rader of Modesto, California and Cora Hooper of Dallas, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Gene McEntire, Charley McEntire, Jamie McEntire and Michael McEntire all of Mena, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Gene McEntire, Randy Murphy, Bob Bottoms, J.D. Burnett, Gaylord Dogsby and Matthew Wallace.

The Waldron News
25 June 2014
ELLEN ELIZABETH (WIGLEY) McENTIRE

Ellen Elizabeth (Wigley) McEntire, 81, of Booneville, Arkansas died June 15, 2014. Survivors are one daughter, Debra Young and husband Jack; and Marcia Walker same as daughter, all of Booneville; three sons, Marty McEntire, Monty McEntire and James A. McEntire all of Booneville; one grandchild, Dakota T. McEntire and Victoria Hardy loved as a grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was June 18, 2014 at Booneville Funeral Service Chapel with burial at Carolan Cemetery under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
2 December 1998
FRED McENTIRE

Fred McEntire, 63, of Waldron died Nov. 27, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired Real Estate Salesman, a rancher and a Baptist. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at Lamb Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He was survived by his wife, Winna; two daughters, Beverly Robertson of Waldron, Brenda Barker of Waldron; three sons, Greg McEntire of Waldron, Michael McEntire of Belton, Texas, Freddie McEntire of Waldron; one sister, Edna Slater of Parks; 13 grandchildren, Trenton McDaniel, Jill McDaniel, Barrett Barker, Emily Barker, Jessie Scott, Levi McEntire, Luke McEntire, Chelsea McEntire, Daniel McEntire, Taylor McEntire, Cassandra McEntire, Kirk McEntire. Pallbearers were Marvin Franklin, W.D. Ray, Roy Franklin, Eugene Chrisman, Joey McEntire, Alvin Carnahan, Charles Leoy Slater, and Raymond Slater. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
6 March 2002
JOHN McENTIRE

John Thomas McEntire, 59, of Waldron died Friday, March 1, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a Pentecostal and a saw mill operator. Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, 2002at 2 pm at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Maggie of the home; two daughters, Sunday Vincent and Shannon Brown both of Edmond, Oklahoma; two sons, Todd of Waldron and Steve of Edmond; his mother, Hilda Hamilton of Del City, Oklahoma; one sister Gayla McClannon of Norman, Oklahoma; and 5 grandchildren, Mandy and Savannah McEntire, Nicholas Vincent, Geoffry and Samantha Brown. Pallbearers were Wayne Langley, Richard Sehorn, Larry Don Brown, Dee Blylock, Mike Wright and Bob Coker. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Hawkins, Vernon Barrett, Richard Cagle, Melvin McEntire, Shelby McEntire and Kenny Stanfill.

The Waldron News
11 June 2014
MAEREEN BROWN McENTIRE

Maereen Brown McEntire, of Waldron, Arkansas left this life to be with the Lord on June 8, 2014 at Waldron Nursing Home surrounded by her family at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 27 days. Maereen was born July 12, 1925 to James Edward and Fernie (Ennis) Brown in the Friendship community. Maereen was a homemaker and worked at the courthouse. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at church gatherings, VFW functions and square dancing. She was a member of the Lamb Community Church. She was married to her late husband for 30 years. Maereen was active in the Lamb church and community with the ladies auxiliary and VFW until Alzheimer's clouded her mind. Maereen is preceded in death by her husband, Malbert McEntire; two brothers and their wives, Fred and Irene Brown of California, and Clifton and Dona Faye Brown of California; one granddaughter, Shellie Mae McEntire, and one nephew, Clifton Brown, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Shelby Ray and wife Kathie McEntire and Malvin D. McEntire; 3 grandsons, Sheldan and Shawn McEntire, Mclain and Sandra McEntire and Murphy and Amber McEntire, four granddaughters; Gwen and Edward Vaughn, Denise Lambert, Shelia McEntire and Charlotte and Mark Belknap; one niece, Elizabeth Brown of California, and one nephew Emma Brown of Kansas; 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Interment followed at Friendship Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Shelby McEntire, Malvin McEntire, Sheldan McEntire, Shelby Cole McEntire, Mclain McEntire, Marshall Hunt, Bryant Long and Murphy McEntire.

The Waldron News
10 April 2013
BRENDA KATHERINE McFARLAND

Brenda Katherine McFarland of Mena, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) passed from this life Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Brenda was born January 27, 1949 to Henry Lynn Nelson and Dorothy Mae (Scarborough) Nelson in Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda was 64 years, 2 months and 6 days old. Brenda was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a beauty operator for many years. Brenda was a people person and loved her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, by her husband, Charley W. McFarland of the home: two daughters, Kimberly Lynn Remington of St. Louis, Missouri and Tiffany Eden Childers of Waldron, Arkansas, and two sons, Allen Guy Waddle of St. Louis, Missouri and Jeremy Quinton McFarland of Little Rock, Arkansas. Grandma will be missed by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Brenda is also survived by one sister, Glenda Caldwell and one brother, Jimmy Lynn Nelson all of Waldron, Arkansas. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorothy Nelson. Brenda's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Robert Caldwell officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
18 June 2003
CHARLEY McFARLAND

Waldron--Charley Woodrow McFarland, Sr., 83, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, June 13, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired electrician and a Jehovah's Witness. He was preceded in death by wife, Bessie and a son, David. Memorial service will be Wednesday, June 18, at the Waldron Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Helen Nelson and husband Ed of Waldron and Betsy Charleville and husband Dan of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister and 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Shannon Parker, Johnny Parker, Matthew McFarland, Shawn McFarland, Chad McFarland, David Kent, Sherri Dwinwells, Darwina Williams, Kristal Merseal, Tyson Akins, Amber Polen, Jeremy McFarland, Chris Akins, Tiffany McFarland and David Merseal.

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
LEROY ALFORD McFARLAND

Leroy Alford McFarland, 84, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron passed from this life Friday, January 8, 2010 in a Fort Smith nursing home. Leroy was born May 7, 1925 in Arkansas City, Kansas to the late Desso A. McFarland and Angeline (Moore) McFarland. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He is survived by one cousin Gene Shell and wife Frances of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Leroy was cremated and interment was in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements were being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

The Waldron News
27 May 1998
THOMAS MARTIN McGRATH

Thomas Martin McGrath, 73, of Waldron, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998 in a Waldron Nursing Home. He was a Catholic and a retired tree trimmer. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 1998 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one sister, Caroline Bird, of Waldron and one brother, James, McGrath, of Florida. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
EARL McGAUGH

Earl McGaugh, 87, known as "Arkie" to his many friends, family and loyal Takhoma Burker customers passed away peacefully from this world on February 25, 2008. Earl was born June 5, 1920 in Waldron, Arkandas. He proudly served during WWII with the U.S. Army and was honored to be featured as one of "Hatteburg's People." He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mildred McGaugh of Waldron, Arkansas, brother Chester of Fallbrook, California, Dewey of Waldron, Arkansas, Ralph of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lendon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sisters Mary Campbell of Waldron, Arkansas and Josephine Morris of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Virgie; daughters Lauren King of Wichita and Joyce Fleming of Reston, VA; brothers, Robert McGaugh of Waldron, AR, Hervey McGaugh of St. Joseph, MO; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary Chapel in Wichita, Kansas. Pallbearers were Duane Moore, Darrell King, Kenneth Head, Michael Frost, Matthew McCormick and Eric Torkleson. Honorary pallbearer was Leon Girrens. The loss of "Arkie" will be felt by many and he will be deeply mourned.

The Waldron News
3 April 2013
EARL WADE McGAUGH

Earl Wade McGaugh, 72, of Texarkana, AR died Tuesday, March 19th in a Texarkana hospital. He was born July 23, 1940 in Waldron, AR and had lived in Hope and Texarkana for most of his life. He was a retired auto parts salesman. He was preceded in death by one son, Wyatt McGaugh and his parents, Dewey and Flo McGaugh of Waldron. He leaves behind one son, Chris McGaugh of Texarkana, AR; one sister, Elizabeth Lamont of Greenwood; one grandson, Josh McGaugh of Magnolia, AR; a niece and nephew, Shanna and Shawn Lamont both of Greenwood. His memorial was held Friday, March 22 in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope, AR.

Scott County Times
10 August 2005
J.D. McGAUGH

J.D. McGaugh, 66, of Waldron entered into rest at his home on August 5, 2005. He was born November 12, 1939 to Robert and Annie McGaugh in Plainview, Texas. J.D. was a livestock inspector for the State of Arkansas for 22 years when he retired in 1988. He continued raising cattle for a total of 31 years when he retired in 2003. He was a devoted husband, father and a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of 34 years, a daughter Janette McGaugh and her husband Jim Sewell of Little Rock, Arkansas; a son Jayson McGaugh and his wife Diane of Huntington, Arkansas; a granddaughter, Theone Sewell, and grandson Jayson Douglas McGaugh; his sister Louise Poppell of Augusta, Georgia; and brother J.R. McGaugh of Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Monday, August 8 at 10:00 am at the Haw Creek Baptist Church, followed by burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Stuart Byford, Bobby Neihouse, Marvin Gillian, Matt Hibbs, Lenny Lott, Mike Stringer, Bobby Bottoms and Buck Byford. Memorial may be made to the Hospitality Apartments in Houston, Texas, American Cancer Society or Hospice.

The Waldron News
18 January 2012
JR McGAUGH

JR McGaugh of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 14, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving family. JR was born April 13, 1929 in Plainview, Texas to the late Bob McGaugh and Annie Bond McGaugh. JR was 82 years, 9 months and 1 day old. JR was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. When JR was a young lad in Texas he loved to fish. He also had the opportunity to grow wheat and work in the fields. As he grew to retirement he enjoyed being outdoors and from this his love of gardening and cattle farming became his passion. JR leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 21 years, Janis of the home; one step daughter Connie Owens and husband Bruce of Waldron, Arkansas; one son Kevin McGaugh and one stepson Harvel Tucker and wife Kelly of Story, Arkansas. JR is also survived by 5 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren and one sister Louise Poppell of Augusta, Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. JR is preceded in death by two sisters, Lena Fay Burtleson and Ruth Callahan; four brothers, Marcel McGaugh, Melvin McGaugh, Short McGaugh and JD McGaugh. JR's life celebration will be Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. JR's honorary pallbearers will be John Heinen, Roger Hunt, Dale Williams, Stan Chrisman and Scott Clemons.

The Waldron News
31 January 2007
LENDON C. McGAUGH

Lendon C. McGaugh of Mid-West City, Oklahoma, passed away January 18, 2007 at age 83. He is survived by two sons, Robert of Mid-West City and Mike of Edmond, OK; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, his parents, Earl and Mildred; brothers, Chester, Dewey and Ralph; sisters, Mary Campbell and Josephine Morris. He is survived by three brothers, Earl (Fish) of Wichita, KS, Hervey of St. Joseph and Bob of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Walrdon News
13 July 2005
WILMA LOUISE McGAUGH

Wilma Louise McGaugh, 79, of Midwest City, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2005. She was born to Harmon Dewey and Katie Mae (Bruton) Adams on June 25, 1926 in Wister, OK. She was a homemaker making sure her husband and children's needs were always met. She came to Midwest City in 1968, previously living in Boston, MA. Wilma married Lendon C. McGaugh on June 29, 1946 in Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Lendon of the home; two sons, Mike and Rob McGaugh both of Edmond; five grandchildren, Angel, Kevin, Misty, Scott and Brian McGaugh. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Lawrence, brother Virgil Adams, and sister Thelma Griffin. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Barnets & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Kolb Cemetery under the direction of Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home of Midwest City, OK.

The Waldron News
8 August 2007
RETHA RAE THOMPSON McGEE

Retha Rae Thompson McGee of Little Rock, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died July 30, 2007 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She gave everything she had with a true servant spirit in life, and leaves a cherished legacy in death. Retha was born December 3, 1928 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Coy C. Hayes and Byron S. Thompson. She attended schools in North Little Rock and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1946. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1950. Following graduation, Retha began her teaching career at Siloam Springs High School, where she met and married the love of her life, J.D. McGee, on December 23, 1950. She taught Girls' P.E. for two years in Siloam Springs before temporarily retiring to raise her family. Retha stood by her husband throughout his coaching and teaching career, and moved with J.D. to Little Rock in 1954, where they lived until 1981. She was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she served as a children's Sunday School teacher for 17 years, as well as WMU Director, Baptist Women's President and G.A. Leader. In 1979, Retha returned to teaching at Horace Mann Jr. High, where she taught Girls' P.E. and coached the cheerleading and gymnastics squads. In 1981, Retha and J.D. moved to Waldron, Arkansas, where he served as Superintendent of Schools until 1986. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Extension Homemakers Club of Scott County, serving as president. In 1985-86 she served as Scott County Council President. In 2001, Retha was named Homemaker of the Year by Scott County Home Economists. Her love for the Lord led her to be actively involved at First Baptist Church, Waldron, where she again taught an adult women's Sunday School class and served in the WMU. She completed a five year term on the Arkansas State Baptist Women's Committee during this time, and served as a volunteer at the Baptist Migrant Center in Hope. Other community services and interests in Waldron included the Garden Club, Retired Teachers Association of Scott County, nursing home volunteer, and Laubach Literacy teacher. In 1996-97, Retha served as the state president of the Arkansas Retired Teachers' Association. J.D. and Retha moved back home to Little Rock in 2002, where they spent five wonderful years at Parkway Village. Retha quickly became involved in the fitness classes and served on the Acitivities Committee. She was known for remembering most all the Parkway residents with birthday cards. Retha was once again a devoted member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Sewing had long been Retha's hobby, but in recent years, quilting had become her favorite. She won numerous First Place and Best of Show ribbons for her quilts. She lovingly crafted quilts for each of her grandchildren, and presented the ninth quilt on the day before she died. Retha was an excellent cook, and her Thanksgiving dinners will be forever etched in our minds. She and the entire family enjoyed outings at Lake Ouachita for many years. Retha always lived "as unto the Lord" and will eternally be remembered for her perpetually encouraging attitude and selfless acts of kindness to everyone she knew. Her greatest joy in life was her four children, their spouses and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Kaye T. Bracken. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 56 years, J.D. McGee; three daughters, Sharon Hallmark and husband Robert of Little Rock; Sandra Kurosaki and husband Ryan of Benton; Paula Pope and husband David of Little Rock; one son, Jim McGee and wife Janith of Stuttgart; and eleven grandchildren, Rob, Wes and Beth Hallmark of Little Rock; Jason Kurosaki of Chicago, Illinois; Drew (fiancee Ashley Swaffar) and Aaron Kurosaki of Benton; Meredith, Holly and Jay McGee of Stuttgart; and Nicole and Andrea Pope of Little Rock. Retha is also survived by a brother, John C. Thompson and wife Dennis of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Sybil Edmondson and husband Justus of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother-in-law Neil McGee and wife Lyla of Mabelvale, and sister-in-law Evelyn Torbett and husband Dan of Richmond, Kentucky. Her large, extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews will miss Retha, as well. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rob, Jason, Wes, Drew, Aaron and Jay, and son-in-law David. There was a private family burial at Forest Hills Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Immanuel Baptist Church auditorium for all of her friends and family on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Library or Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Waldron Building Fund, or Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, (Parkways Towers, 1200 Commerce St., Little Rock, 72202).

The Waldron News
12 May 2004
EARL THOMAS McKAY

Earl Thomas McKay, age 79 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in his home. He was born February 28, 1925 in Story, Arkansas to the late Roy B. McKay and the late Ruby Stewart McKay. On September 4, 1964 he was united in marriage to Louella Counts in Oden,Arkansas. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. McKay was a forester with the United States Forest Service and was a member of the Brushy Baptist Church in Oden. He is survived by four brothers, Ernest and his wife Helen McKay of Story, AR, Leon and his wife Billie McKay of Hot Springs, AR, William "Bill" and his wife Joyce McKay of Story, AR and Howell and his wife Johnny Faye McKay of Waldron, AR; one sister, Wanda Fay and her husband Delmer Qualls of Story, AR; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son Reginald McKay, his brother Pelman McKay, and his sisters Cuba Jean McKay and Connie Lou McKay. Funeral service was Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Brushy Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Brushy Cemetery in Oden under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online guest book at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
EUGENE RICHARD McKAY

Eugene Richard McKay, Sr., most often referred to as Kokay by his grandchildren, left this earth on January 21, 2009 to be with his Lord and Savior. His life was a testimony to those he left behind. He served the Lord vigorously and passionately and was a faithful member of the Waldron Assembly of God. he was an avid hunter and fisherman who helped his grandsons with their introduction to hunting and fishing. He was there the first time that his oldest grandson, Jeremy, went deer hunting. He and his grandson Trevor spent much time together in the deer woods, for which they both had a strong passion. He was there for the first fish his grandsons Logan and Konnor caught and spent much time on the lake with them fishing. His granddaughter Caitlin got her introduction to hermit crabs with the help of her Kokay; if you could have heard her screaming and him laughing, you would have laughed too. His laughter was so contagious and delightful. He spent such quality time with his grandchildren. The special bond he shared with each one - Jeremy, Caitlin, Logan, Trevor, Konnor and Austin - always showed each of them how special they were. He was just as special, especially in the eyes of his grandchildren. He promised his grandson, Trevor, that he would be his best man at his wedding, even though Trevor is only 13. Konnor thought that would be a grand idea as well. Logan just thought his Kokay was the "best man" all the time. Jeremy, Caitlin and Austin all agreed. Gene left a life well lived. His family was not ready for him to go, but they were sure the Lord needed him more. His wife Linda, son Rusty, son Charley and wife Maura, son Wayne and wife Michelle, his six grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Adonna, Caitlin, Logan and Konnor McKay, Trevor Watkins and Austin Hill wanted everyone to know how special "Kokay's" life was. It was a life to celebrate and his family, including his sisters, Flossie Holleman, Bennie Hutchens and Vernois and her husband Leroy Staton, will miss him. Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain. Gene's heavenly welcoming committee includes his parents, Richard and Martha McKay, his sisters, Alta Yarbrough, Dorothy Jameson and Juanita Hewitt; his brother J.D. McKay; his son Chad Watkins; his sister-in-law Janet Hutchens; his great-niece Hanna Boles, and of course, Jesus. His family feels blessed to know that he is now sheltered safe in the arms of God. Gene's funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were J.D. Graham, Roger Lipham, John Sanford, Tom Garrison, Mac Davis and Dwayne Wadkins.

Scott County Times
16 July 2003
RAYMOND McKINNEY

Waldron--Raymond McKinney, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, July 10, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, was a Mason and member of Masonic Lodge #265 in Tampa, Florida. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Flo of the home; one daughter, Linda and husband Mike James of Blue Springs, Missouri; one sister, Wanda Wilburn of Highland, California; two sisters-in-law, Louise McKinney of Gans, Oklahoma and Sue McKinney of Drumright, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Tracey Snell and Nicole Snell; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
18 January 2012
VERNIS JOHNNIE McKINZIE

Vernis Johnnie McKinzie of Hon, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, January 14, 2012. He was born March 17, 1946 in Pine Ridge, Arkansas to the late Johnnie A. and Vonzula Yarbrough McKinzie. Vernis was 65 years, 9 months, and 28 days old. He lived in this area his whole life. Vernis left this note: "Life was one great show. He had a lot of fun playing the game, even when he got down to walking with a cane. Friends, kin, children, grandchildren and great- grandkids, He tried to give them a helping hand, and always, always do the best you can. Grieve for a short while and let me go. Go on and enjoy your own show." Vernis leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 46 years, Billie Jean McKinzie of the home; one daughter Tina Jean Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas and one son Vernis McKinzie of Hon, Arkansas. Vernis will forever be remembered by four grandchildren: Crystal, John Ian and Stevie and seven great grandchildren. Vernis is also survived by two sisters, Janiene Eastin of Crystal Springs, Arkansas and Loretta Waddle of Elm Park, Arkansas, as well as two brothers, Dennis McKinzie of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Galen Yarbourgh of Angleton, Texas. Friends and extended family are invited to a come and go memorial reception to be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will follow in Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
30 January 2002
VONZULA McKINZIE

Vonzula (Von) McKinzie, age 81, of Hon, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Loretta Waddle of Waldron, Arkansas and Janiene Eastin of Crystal Springs, Arkansas; three sons Galen Yarbrough of Angleton, Texas, Dennis McKinzie of Poteau, Oklahoma, Vernis McKinzie of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Flovel Jackson of Waldron, Arkansas, Irma Dean Waldrop of West Memphis, Arkansas and Mazie Garrett of Little Rock, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were the grandchildren.

Scott County Times
14 April 2004
IRMA KATHERYN McKITRICK

Huntington--Graveside services for Irma Katheryn (Holden) McKitrick were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Huntington Cemetery with burial at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Irma Katheryn (Holden) McKitrick, 62, of Huntington, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was born December 23, 1941 in Mt. View, Missouri to Everett and Myrine Holden. She passed from this life April 7, 2004 after a long bout with cancer. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, sister and two grandsons. She was an inspector for Tyson Foods. She is survived by her husband, John B. McKitrick; six step-daughters; six sons, Doug, Pete and wife Rita, Danny and wife Pattie, Clay Arden and wife Kristina, Randy and wife Stephanie; two step-sons; five sisters; three brothers; eleven grandsons and seven granddaughters; several great grandchildren and step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
23 July 2008
DIANE McLAIN

Diane McLain, 48, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 in her home. She was a journalist. She is survived by her mother Allie Dickason of Waldron, Arkansas, 1 daughter Georgina McLain of Waldron, Arkansas 1 sister Jan Burnett of Van Buren, Arkansas, 2 brothers Perry Mercer of Waldron, Arkansas, Dan Mercer of Fargo, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her father, Loyale Mercer and brother Gary Mercer. Funeral service was 10:00 am Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chaepl with interment at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron. Pallbearers were Doug Caufield, Sam Waganer, Joe Alexander, Bob Burnett and Edward Sardifer.

The Waldron News
10 November 2010
MARGARET JANELLE (REAGAN) McLAIN

Margaret Janelle (Reagan) McLain, 80, of parks, Arkansas passed from this life November 3, 2010 in a Mena, Arkansas hospital. Janelle was born February 18, 1930 in Bazzette, Texas to the late Charley W. Reagan and Margaret Loisa (Poe) Reagan. She was a homemaker, retired bank teller, retired office manager of the former Waldron Floors, long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron, Deputy Grand Lecturer, Grand Representative, American Legion Auxiliary, Republican State Committee woman, and EHC member. Janelle is survived by her husband, Richard Clark McLain of Parks, Arkansas; two sons, Charles Collins and wife Margaret of Baytown, Texas, Rev. Jay McLain of Parks, Arkansas; two daughters, Donna Blount and husband Ralph of Buffalo, Texas, Karen Collins of Houston, Texas, eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lana Collins, and one grandson. Janelle's funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Parks Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve McLain officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Paul Reed, Ralph Blount, Steve Williams, Wallace Hill, Henry Bell Thompson, and Jim Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Morgan, Jeff Morgan and Randy Morgan.

The Waldron News
7 December 2011
PATSY McLAIN

Patsy McLain, 71, of Lavaca, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Fort Smith, AR. Patsy had a love for children which she showed through her 43 years in the childcare industry and was the director of the Bumble Bee Pre-school daycare. She was a devoted Christian who was saved at the age of 12 and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Greenwood. Patsy is survived by her husband of 49 years Wendell McLain of the home; two sons Steve McClain and wife Debbie and Mark McLain and wife Angela all of Greenwood; two grandchildren Whitney McLain of Russellville, AR and Jacob McLain of Greenwood; four sisters, Catharine Woods and husband Tom of Texarkana, AR, Madge Regnier and husband Jim of Waldron, Linda Lee and husband Jim of Parks and Judy Starr of Waldron; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Thurman and Roxie Atchley, and two brothers, Ray and Gary Atchley. Pallbearers will be John Mackey, Todd Van De Wiele, Alan Woods, Danny Woods, Tim Starr and Wes Terhune. Funeral services began at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Greenwood with interment following in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral HOme of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials can be made to the Erin Whitney McLain account at Arvest Bank.

Scott County Times
28 May 2003
HELEN McLAUGHLIN

Helen Kate McLaughlin, 86, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, was of the Assembly of God faith and the widow of John McLaughlin. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Dupuis of Tulsa; a son, Sam Jagger of Fort Smith, a sister Elgin Dickens of Waldron; three brothers, Jack and Ules Owens, both of Waldron, and Body Owens of Paramount, California.

Scott County News
21 December 2005
FRED McLEOD

Fred McLeod, age 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 14, 2005 in his home. He was a retired plumber and an Army veteran and of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife Rosie of the home; five children, Jennifer and Susan of Waldron, Mike of California, Rick of Idaho, Sandra of Iowa; one sister Vinnie of Louisiana; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
8 December 2010 & 15 December 2010
JOHNATHAN McMILLEN

Johnathan McMillen, 19, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, December 5, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Johnathan was born May 24, 1991 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Monty Edward McMillen, Jr. and Vera Ester (Reed) Owens. Johnathan is survived by his father, Monty McMillen and wife Tracy of Waldron, AR; mother, Vera Owens and husband Kirk of Mansfield; three sisters, Kristen Oliver and husband Aaron of Waldron, Arkansas, Kiersten Smith of Mansfield, AR, Kelly Smith of Booneville, AR; and one brother, David Smith, also of Booneville, AR. Johnathan is also survived by his grandparents, J.C. and Juanita Reed of Winfield, AR; two nephews, Xayden Ammons of Mansfield, AR, Keyton Oliver of Waldron, AR; two aunts, Dawn Colvin of Greenwood, AR and Joann McMillen of Greenwood, AR; his special "Maw" at Bates, Arkansas; a special friend Kallie Hodge of Mansfield, AR and a host of family and friends. Johnathan is preceded in death by one uncle, George Blain Reed. Johnathan's funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Waldron First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements will be entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Todd Abbott, Clint Ray Johnson, Shane Stafford, Shane Lovett, Eric Sims, Aaron Oliver, Tyler Oliver and Jeffery Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Abbott, Joe Stafford, Paul Holland, Harold Johnson, Joe Hodge, Larry Charles Rice, and the 2009 Waldron High School football team. Johnathan's visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Johnathan's family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
ROSE McNATT

Rose McNatt, 67, of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Fort Smith. She was born February 11, 1944 in Booneville to the late George Canada and Neta Herrin Canada. She was retired from Riverside Furniture and previously worked at Western Sizzlin in Fort Smith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Bill McNatt, brothers Walter, Tony, John and Billy Ray Canada, sisters Iceille Jones and Julie Poole, and one grandson, Joey Moore. Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. She is survived by her son Danny McNatt and his wife Julie of Fort Smith; sisters Helen Marsh and her husband Ralph of Waldron, Wanda LeCompte and her husband Phillip of Booneville and her brother Harold Canada of Waldron. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
STEPHEN D. "STEVE" MEAGLEY
Sept. 27, 1947 - May 21, 2009

Stephen D. "Steve" Meagley, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 21st in a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital. He was born September 27th, 1947 in Hancock, New York, the son of Augusta (Meagley) Olsen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron, Arkansas and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. Steve is survived by his wife of 31 years, Terry Meagley of the home; two daughters, Nacole Walls and her husband Billy of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Whitney Scott and her husband Justin of Waldron, Arkansas; a son Nick Meagley of Gilmer, Texas; a daughter at heart, DeAnna Wagner and her husband Larry "Goob" of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by his mother, Augusta Olsen of Walton, New York; two brothers, Paul Olsen of Walton, New York, Tim Stewart of Walton, New York; one grandson, Zackary Scott; three granddaughters at heart, Nikki Gunn, Shae Wagner, Jaylee Wagner; three grandsons at heart, Johnny Wagner, Dakota Wagner and Jordan Wagner. Steve was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Stewart and two sisters, Pamela Monk and Clara Pardee. Steve's memorial services were Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Jubilee Church with Rev. Mike Jordan and Bro. Roy Henson officiating, with a private family service to follow under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 December 2009
VICTOR JOHN MEAGLEY

Victor John Meagley, 65, of Waldron passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Victor is survived by his son Victor John Meagley, Jr. and wife Tina of Alma, AR; 5 daughters Laura Ann Meagley of Waldron, Penny Sue Montgomery and husband Howard of Waldron, Regina Gail Moore of Waldron, Debbie Lynn Caudill and husband Calvin of Gilmer, TX and Miranda Dawn Speaks and husband Russell of Waldron; 7 grandchildren Howard Julius Trent Montgomery, Patrick Aaron Jesse Montgomery, Catherine Juanita Marie Montgomery, Justin Jarod Stinson, Jacob Ryan Meagley, Destiny Gail Speaks and Gage Speaks; great-grandchild Landon Curtis; three sisters, Iona Minchster of Pittsburgh, TX, Agusta Olson of Walton, New York and Martha Meagley of Paris, AR; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Victor was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Isabel Meagley and three brothers, Marshall, Perry and Addison Meagley. Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Jubilee Church in Waldron with the Rev. Mike Jordan officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
17 October 2007
ROBERT LEROY MEDLIN

Robert LeRoy Medlin, 64, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 5, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Memorial service was at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, Bobby Joe Medlin; two sisters, Kathy Tate of Dayton, Ohio, Ramona Kuhn of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Ed Medlin of Mena, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 June 2006
D.A. MEEKS

D.A. Meeks, 75, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at his home in Muskogee. He was born September 3, 1930 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Dave and Pearle (Thurman) Meeks. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. D.A. and Nellie Shelton married on June 7, 1953. He worked on bridge construction and tree trimming. His hobby was lawn work. D.A. was basically a workaholic. He loved his children and enjoyed fishing, swimming and playing baseball with them. He often had barbecues for the family. He enjoyed decorating during the Christmas season and being with the family. D.A. was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nellie of the home; four sons, Willie Meeks, Robert Jack Meeks, Frank Meeks and Tim Meeks, all of Muskogee; three daughters, Willa Louise Sims of Muskogee, Peggy Meeks of Roland, OK, and Melva Long of Tulsa; special sister-in-law, Willa Dean Hawkins of Roland, OK; two sisters, Rachel Thomas of Coweta and Violet McKee of California; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; cousins, Raymond Clopton, Roberta Shores and Tearrell Scroggins, all of Waldron, AR. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, at Fosters' Ivory Chapel with Bro. Allen Lester officiating. Interment followed in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Pallbearers were Willie Meeks, Frank Meeks, Timothy Meeks, Rusty Prock, Kelly Walker and Mike Forrest. Honorary pallbearer was Peggy Meeks. Military honors were presented at the graveside by members of the American Legion Post 15. Funeral service arrangements were under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
25 April 2012
WESLEY MEIERDING

Wesley Meierding, 89, of Parks, Arkansas Passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife Helen Meierding of the home, four sons, Russell Meierding and wife Gena of Waldron, Arkansas, Allen Meierding, Paul Meierding, Robert Meierdeing all of Minnesota, grandchild Jessica Stewart of Kansas, great grandchildren, Ryelee and David Stewart of Kansas, step-grandchildren, Amelia Williams of Harvey, Arkansas, Cora McCafferty of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Dorothy Miner and Carol Fredrick. He is preceded in death by six siblings and one daughter Ellen Gibbs. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
NICHELLE NORRIS MENCHACA

Nichelle Norris Menchaca, 38, of Port Lavaca, Texas passed away Friday, February 9, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Alfonzo Menchaca of Port Lavaca, Texas; two children, Nicholas Varnado of South Carolina, Toni Varnado of Walker, Louisiana; three step-children, Eric, Sarah and Macrus Menchaca all of Port Lavaca, Texas; three grandchildren, Darmain Varnado of Walker, LA, Bruce and Seth of Port Lavaca, TX; mother, Ruth Ann Norris of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Jodi Houston, Liz Houston and Lily Norris all of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Jeffery Norris, Jr., Nathaniel Norris and Joshua Norris all of Waldorn, AR. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Lillian Johnson of Waldron, AR; Paul and Eloise Norris of Wilmington, Delaware; and her father, Jeffery K. Norris, Sr. of Waldron, AR. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron Nazarene Church with interment in the Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jeffery Norris, Jr., Nathaniel Norris, Joshua Norris, David Escalante, Eric Menchaca and Bebo Menchaca.

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
PAULA MENDOZA

Paula Mendoza, 41, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at a Waldron hospital. Paula is survived by her husband, Fermin Tapia Mendoza; five children, Christopher Jones, Craig Mendoza, Derek Mendoza, Mercy Mendoza and Isiah Mendoza. She is also survived by one brother, Leon Jones; two sisters, Becky Jones and Donna Farley, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Dearl Jones, and her parents, Marvin D. Jones and Icilee Jones (Canada.) Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Jubilee Church in Waldron, Arkansas with the Rev. Mike Jordan officiating with interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
4 April 2012
DANIEL PAUL MERCER

Daniel Paul Mercer, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012. Daniel is survived by his mother, Allie Dickerson, one sister Jan Barnett of Van Buren, Arkansas, one brother Perry Mercer of Greenwood, Arkansas and one niece Georgina Chambers of Waldron, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his father Loyd Mercer, one brother, Gary Mercer and one sister Diane McLain. Graveside service was 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 July 2007
GARY L. MERCER

Gary L. Mercer, 50, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, June 21, 2007 in his home. He was a Pentecostal and a retired laborer. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 25 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his mother, Allie Dickason of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Janice Burnett of Van Buren, AR and Diane McLain of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Daniel Mercer of Omaha, NE and Perry Mercer of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Rick Mercer, Larry Lovett, L.D. Powell, Vernon Jones, Joe Goddard and Brad Goddard.

Scott County Times
11 July 2001
DELLA MEREDITH

Della Mae Meredith, 69, of Waldron died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired CNA and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday, July 7, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her husband Montaing of the home; one son, Monty of Waldron; two sisters, Alla Doyel and Sharon Goodner both of Waldron; three brothers, Delmer Langston of Blachard, Idaho, Tommy Langston of Oklahoma City, and B.J. Langston of Waldron; one grandson and his wife, Eric and Kim Meredith of Redfield, Arkansas and one granddaughter, Nikki Meredith of Redfield, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Thomas Langston, Paul Langston, David Doyel, Ronald Doyel, Nathan Goodner and Mike Meredith.

The Waldron News
29 August 2012
SILAS MONTAING MEREDITH

Silas Montaing Meredith, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be (with) the Lord, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 surrounded by his family. Montaing was born December 3, 1928 to Mack C. and Noma Artilda (Tull) Meredith in Hon, Arkansas. Montain was 83 years, 8 months, and 18 days old. Montaing was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He attended Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church near Waldron. He liked to watch old western movies. But, Montaing was the happiest when he was on the farm with his cattle and on his Ford Tractor taking care of his farm. Montaing leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, Monty R. Meredith of Waldron, Arkansas. Pa-tain as his grandchildren called him will be missed by one grandson, Eric Meredith and wife Sheri of Jefferson, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Montessa N. Elkins and husband David of White Hall, Arkansas; four great-grandchildren, Paige and Colton Meredith of Sheridan, Arkansas, Tessa and Tre Elkins of White Hall, Arkansas and one sister, Billie Jean Frost and husband Jimmy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Montaing is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Della Mae (Langston) Meredith, parents, Mack C. and Noma Artilda (Tull) Meredith; and one brother, Donald Meredith. Montaing's life celebration service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Montaing's pallbearers were Wes Goodner, Nathan Goodner, Monty Meredith, Tommy Langston, Jr., Thomas Langston, Paul Langston, Shawn Roberts and Buddy Slaten. His honorary pallbearers were Ronald D. Doyle, David Doyle, Jeremy Slaten, Bubba Slaten, Lee Allen Langston, Raleigh Frost, Michael Meredith and John Gibson. Montaing's visitation was Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where his family received friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
5 December 2007
PEARL KATHRYN MERGEN

Pearl Kathryn Mergen, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the EHC Club. Graveside service was 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia, Missouri with interment in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Watts of Waldron, AR; one son, Edward Mergen of Waterloo, IL; one brother, Chester Logan of Columbia, MO; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Mergen and one son, Charles R. Mergen.

The Waldron News
19 December 2012
PATRICIA FAYE MERROW

Patricia Faye Merrow of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday December 16, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born June 7, 1948 to Alfred G. McDonald and Mary L. (Willingham) McDonald in Amarillo, Texas. Patricia was 64 years, 6 months and 9 days old. In 1973 Patricia married the love of her life, Robert William Merrow while living in Michigan. They were married for 39 years and together they raised their family. Patricia was a member of Waldron United Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. She enjoyed coloring, card games and watching movies. But most of all she loved her time spent with family. Patricia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Robert W. Merrow of the home, four daughters: Karen Dickens and husband Doyle Wayne, Latricia Chalmers and husband Matt, Roberta Clifford and husband Brandon, and Mary Merrow all of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons: Robert Jr. and wife Karen of Waldron, Arkansas and Sam Merrow of Seattle, Washington. Patricia will forever be missed by two grandsons, Sam Merrow Jr. and Ezkiel Merrow as well as three sisters: Myrtle Jellesed of Waldron, Arkansas, Cora Hill of Cottonwood, Arizona and Clara McDonald of Wheatland, Wyoming and one brother, Jimmy May of Las Vegas, Nevada. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Mary McDonald and one sister Annie McDonald. Patricia's memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Hall officiating. Cremation and arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 July 2003
WESLEY EUGENE MESSICK

Wesley Eugene "Gene" Messick was born September 27, 1920 in Roswell, New Mexico. He died July 4, 2003 in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Sue Coppock of Waldron; one sister-in-law of Beaumont, Texas; one brother-in-law, Willard W. Newlin of Waldron, AR; two nieces, Joann Studdert of Carrollton, Texas and Vickie Lynn Burr of Beaumont, TX; one nephew, Daniel Alan Newlin of Tulsa, OK; also two grand-nieces and one grand-nephew along with one great-grand niece. He spent his first years of school in Floydada, Texas where his father and uncle had purchased a home- steam laundry. In the late 1920's the family moved to Austin, Texas area where he grew up. He married Peggy Lou Turner in December, 1942 and from that union came a daughter, Peggy Jean, born November 19, 1943 and died in July of 1946. After a few years in the Beaumont and Houston, Texas vicinity they moved to Mena, Arkansas in 1965 spending the next 34 years there. Among other things he worked for Walker Construction as a brick mason. He later was a real estate salesman at Holly Springs Real Estate in Mena for a number of years. After the death of his wife in April, 1999 he sold his place in Mena and moved to Waldron to be near his sisters. Mrs. Rudell Newlin, his oldest sister preceded him in death two years ago. Mr. Messick was one of Jehovah Witnesses for over 55 years. He was a mild tempered, kind man and had many friends. He loved the earth and looked forward to the time when the "Lord's Prayer" will be fulfilled and Jehovah's will is done here on earth as the Bible says at Matt. 6: 9 & 10. He felt that time is near and tried to encourage others by sharing that hope with them. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron on Friday, July 11, 2003, at 10 a.m. Brother Norman Miller of Booneville, Arkansas will officiate. After cremation interment was in Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
13 August 2003
ANNA METCALF

Greenwood--Anna Belle Metcalf, 86, of Greenwood died Thursday, August 5, 2003 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a retired laundry worker and a member of the Midland Assembly of God. Graveside funeral services were held at 3 pm Friday, August 8, 2003 at Mt. Olive Cemetery with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Midland, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Cusick of Greenwood and Betty Allen, Pauline Smith and Wanda Bartlett all of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren; twenty- one great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
19 May 1999
DONALD JOE METCALF

Donald Joe Metcalf, 54, of Waldron, died Thursday, May 13, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from National Automatic Sprinkler Fitters Local #669, owner of Metcalf Braford Cattle Farm, and he was a mason. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Metcalf. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 17 in Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Rita Metcalf of the home; three daughters: Ashley Metcalf of the home, Sherri Powers of Oceanside, Calif. and Kim Metcalf of Stigler, Okla; one son, 2nd Class Petty Officer Jeff Metcalf of Honolulu, Hawaii; his mother, Neta Metcalf of Waldron; one brother, Merle Metcalf of Mena. Pallbearers were members of the Lynch Prairie Masonic Lodge #568 F. & A.M. Honorary pallbearers were J.B. McHendry, Lt. Col. Jeffery Powers, Paul Frazier and Dewey Frazier. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
23 March 2011
MERLE HOUSTON METCALF

Mr. Merle Houston Metcalf, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Mena Regional Health System. He was born April 10, 1941 in Packsaddle, Arkansas to the late Robert Lee Metcalf and the late Neta Mae Scantling Metcalf. He was united in marriage to Sue McCain on October 17, 1969. Merle was a graduate of Arkansas Tech where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. This led him to his employment with the United States Soil Conservation office he gave 41 years of service. He was also a medic in the National Guard, but most of all Merle was dedicated to his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Sue Metcalf of the home; daughters Teresa Sutton and husband Curtis of Navarre, Florida, Stacy Voisin and husband Teddy of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Trevor and Torrey Voisin of Mena, Arkansas, Samantha Sutton of Navarre, Florida; a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Neta Metcalf, and a brother, Don Metcalf. Funeral services were Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Donnie Edwards and Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will be in Hawkins Cemetery at Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general. Pallbearers were Daryen Wiles, Jeremy Thornton, Jack Holland, Roy Ferguson, Fred Stringer, Danny Thrailkill, Patrick McDaniel and Donnie Jewell. Honorary pallbearers were Delter Parks, Ed Stevenson, Miles Aynes, Roy Rowell and Jerry Johnson.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
NETA METCALF
Feb. 26, 1913 - May 17, 2009

Neta Metcalf, 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009 in the Mena Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son Merle Metcalf and wife Sue of Mena, Arkansas, six grandchildren Sherri and Paul Mason of Cleveland, Ohio, Kimberley Iames and husband Justin of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ashley Metcalf of Paris, Arkansas, Jeffery and wife Tammie of Naples, Italy, Teresa Sulton and husband Curtis of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Stacey Voisin and husband Teddy of Mena, Arkansas, six great-grandchildren Trevor and Torrey Voisin of Mena, Arkansas, Alexa Mason of Cleveland, Ohio, Kale Metcalf of Naples, Italy, Kylie Conway of Naples, Italy, Austin Groff of Naples, Italy. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Metcalf, one son Donald J. Metcalf and 5 brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 20, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Justin Iames, Dewey Frazier, Paul Frazier, Teddy Voisin and Charles Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Metcalf, Paul Mason and Curtis Sulton.

The Waldron News
12 September 2007
S.H. METCALF

S.H. Metcalf, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith, the Charter President for the Arkansas Veterans Service Club and American Legion. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2007 at the Packsaddle Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by three daughters, Belinda Canada of Waldron, Arkansas, Sheila Bane of Van Buren, Arkansas and Rhonda Deer of Waldron, Arkansas; five sons, Larry of Waldron, Arkansas, Tommy of Bluffton, Arkansas, David of Florida, Henry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Scottie of Booneville, Arkansas; one brother, Coleman of Danville, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
24 December 2003
TED METCALF

Waldron--Funeral services for Ted Metcalf, 84, of Waldron were held Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 2 pm at Martin Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Metcalf died Saturday, December 20, 2003 in a Benton hospital. He was a retired farmer and a veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Milton of Benton; a son, Mike Metcalf of White Hall; five sisters, Mary Ann Knox of Stockton, California, Evelyn Williams of Fremont, California, Ruth Williams of Mansfield, Betty Smith and Joyce Hattabaugh both of Elm Park; four grandchildren, Andrea Bird, Matthew Metcalf, Joyce Dugan and Shawn Traylor; and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ricky Metcalf, David Smith, Steve Hattabaugh, Gene Brewer, Edmond Brewer and Howard Lee Hattabaugh.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
WILMA METCALF

Wilma Sue Metcalf, age 71, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and attended Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Primitive Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, under the directionof Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, S.H. Metcalf; three daughters, Belinda Canada of Waldron, Arkansas, Shelia Bane of Van Buren, Arkansas, Rhonda Deer of Nashville, Arkansas; five sons, Larry of Waldron, Tommy of Bluffton, David of Germany, Henry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Scottie of Booneville, Arkansas; one sister, Nemo Grammer of Booneville, Arkansas and special friend, T.H. Stuart.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
BONNIE JEAN MILAM

Bonnie Jean Milam of Waldron, Arkansas formerly of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Bonnie was born September 5, 1933 to the late Charles Payton and May Bell Thomas Payton in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Bonnie was 79 years, 2 months and 24 days old. She was of the Baptist faith. Bonnie loved her family. She was the care taker for everyone. She enjoyed cooking and in her spare time she loved to do canning and preserving. Bonnie leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons, Larry Allen and wife Robin of Harvey, Arkansas and Gary Allen and wife Rita of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Bonnie will forever be missed by seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Bonnis is also survived by two sisters Betty Kennard of Jasper, Texas and Louise Almeida of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as one brother Tommy Payton of Ingleside, Illinois. Bonnie will remain in the hearts of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Bonnie is preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy, one grandson, Derek, two sisters Alice and Ruth, and four brothers, Billy, Buddy, Jimmy and Lee. Bonnie's life celebration was at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment followed in the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bonnie's pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons: Larry Allen, Jr., Clinton Allen, Aaron Allen, Justin Allen, Colby Allen and Ty Allen. Bonnie's visitation was Friday, November 30, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
8 March 2006
ALVA MILLARD

Alva Mae Millard, age 93 of Danville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Waldron Nursing Center. She was born in Blue Ball on August 4, 1912 to Wiseman and Sarah E. Beam Hunt. She was a member of the Egypt Freewill Baptist, and was active in the Tate Town Community Church for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Lewis (Jim) Millard. She is survived by three children, Jimmie Lee Allen and Larry Pat Millard of Blue Ball and Patsy Lee Beggerstaff of Pocola, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Mitchell officiating followed with burial in Hunt Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were grandchildren, Chris Allen, Tracey James, Lewis James, Clay Mitchell, Patrick Millard, Amanda Biggerstaff, Kathy Morton, Donald Morton and Herbert Davis. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
19 July 2000
BENJAMIN DALE MILLARD

Benjamin Dale Millard, 80, of Waldron died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. Dale was a retired truck driver for Big Pine Lumber Company and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Daisy Millard; one brother, Gwin Millard; two granddaughters, Sheila K. Riddle and Sarie Stewart; and one great-grandson, Payton Paul Lee. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Friday, July 14, 2000 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Lorine; two daughters, Rouella Roberts of Hartman, Arkansas and Louanna Smith of Waldron; a son-in-law, Max Smith of Waldron; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
25 September 2013
LEXIE LORENE MILLARD

Lexie Lorene Millard of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at the age of 90 years and 16 days in Mercy Hospital in Waldron. She was born September 1, 1923 in the Union Hill community East of Waldron, where she lived until she married H. Doyle Millard on June 3, 1945. He was ordained into the United Methodist Church in 1959 and together they served many Methodist Churches in the area, including the Altus Circuit, City Heights in Van Buren, Hartford Circuit, Mulberry, Dyer Circuit and finally Massard, New Hope Circuit. Lexie obtained her Cosmetology license in 1962 and had beauty shops at several of the different places where they lived. On September 20, 1973, while serving Massard in Fort Smith she lost her beloved Doyle after 28 years of marriage. She and her daughter moved to Waldron to the small house that Doyle and Lexie had built as their retirement home. Lexie took a job cleaning the post office and worked at a toy factory in Booneville. Later on around 1974 she and her sister-in-law Bernice Biggs opened a beauty shop together in downtown Waldron. They worked together until Bernice's death in 1991. Lexie continued to run the beauty shop by herself until her retirement in 2003 at the age of 80. After retiring she enjoyed working with her flowers, catching up on her reading, taking care of her dogs, making homemade jellies, cookies and donuts which she gladly shared with family, friends and neighbors. Lexie was a member of the First Methodist Church in Waldron since 1973 and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over sixty years. Lexie was preceded in death by her husband Rev. H. Doyle Millard, her parents Johnny and Lillie Woodard, two brothers Haskell and Carl Woodard, three sisters, Nellie Travis, Violet Honea and Hollis Isham and one nephew, Jerry Honea. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her only child, Betty Ann Stamps and husband Bill of Huntington, Arkansas; two step-grandsons, Jason Stamps and wife Heather of Anchorage, Alaska and Darren Stamps and wife Brandi of Van Buren, Arkansas; three step-great-granchildren, Forist and Mercede Stamps of AK & Liam Stamps of Van Buren, Arkansas. Nieces and nephews Joan Wheatman, Renton, WA, Sandy Lilly, WA, Sharon Graves and Gary Isham of Duncan, OK, Gladys Herpich, White City, KS, Vernon Hamilton, Van Buren, AR, William Hamilton, Huntington, AR, Rev. Pat Ray Biggs, Boles, AR, plus numerous other relatives and three very special neighbors, Midge Bottoms, Scott Clemmons and Glen Cook. A celebration of Lexie's life was held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Diane Miller officiating. She was laid to rest in the Union Hill Cemetery east of Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Visitation was Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the family visited with friends from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Pallbearers were Scott Clemmons, Glen Cook, Milo Hughes, Randy Bottoms, Gary Blythe and Matt McCafferty. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waldron First United Methodist Church or the Union Hill Cemetery Fund.

Scott County Times
7 December 2005
MILDRED MILLARD

Mildred Lorine Millard, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 4, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rouella and Glen Amos of Harman, Arkansas and Louanna and Max Smith of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother and sister-in-law, Dalton and Jackie Low of Westcliffe, Colorado; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bud Sims, Eddie Harrison, Ralph Butler, Alan Dozier, Mark Walrd and Ronnie Plummer.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
PATRICIA L. MILLARD

Patricia L. Millard, 61, of Blue Ball, Arkansas died Friday, February 9, 2007 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born March 3, 1945 in Blue Ball to Harold and Geraldine Owens Hall and is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Ray Millard and father, Harold Hall. Survivors are her mother, Eva Geraldine Owens Hall of Danville; son and daughter-in-law, Shane Ray and Shelia Millard of Blue Ball; daughters and sons-in-law, William and Linda Hall, Harold Gene and Peggy Hall, all of Russellville; seven grandchildren, Cody Solley, Dalton Solley, Paige Fowler, Cole Fowler, Samuel Millard, Chad Millard and Robert Millard. Pallbearers were Cody Solley, Marty Woodard, Dustin Hall, Chris Hall, Randall Hale, Virgil Lee Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers were Randall Havner, C.B. Lunsford, Lonnie Apple, Roy Wilkins, Sonny Hale, Aaron Hall, Stacy Fowler and Terry Solley. Services were held at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Hunt and Rev. John Hale officiating at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. Interment was at the Egypt Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
31 October 2001
BILLY ROWE MILLER

Billy Rowe Miller, 74, of Cauthron, Arkansas died Saturday, October 27, 2001 at a local hospital. He was a farmer, rancher, co-owned a general store in Cauthron, Arkansas and he served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of Emmitt and Hattie Mae Bennett Miller. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2001 with Rev. David Boggs officiating at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, AR. Burial followed the service under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada, Oklahoma. He is survived by cousins Leldon Miller of Stonewall, Francis Kelly of Waldron, AR; many other relatives and a host of friends. Pallbearers were Ron Williams, Don Williams, Gerald Oakes, Pete Peterson and Thurman McDaniel.

The Waldron News
3 May 2006
C.J. MILLER

C.J. Miller, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 27, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and attended the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Chelsie Miller of the home; one son, Jared Williams of Poteau, Oklahoma; three brothers, James Yandell of Waldron, Arkansas; J.D. Yandell of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Charles Ray Yandell of Woodlake, California; two nieces, Alishia Cabe of Waldron and Tamara Yandell of Fresno, CA; and two nephews, Travis Yandell of Visalia, CA and Jason Yandell of Benton, AR. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Cecil E. and Elsie B. Miller, and one son, Christopher J. Miller. Pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Tom Kluck, Rick and William Black, Billy Jack Maxwell and Linden Byers.

Scott County Times
28 April 2004
DALE MILLER

Dale George Miller, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, April 23, 2004 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a laboratory technologist for 29 years for Waldron Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Scott County, member of Waldron United Methodist Church, a mason, and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of I.S.C.L.T. Memorial service was held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 25, at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Diane; three daughters, Dawna Young of Waldron, Denise Spencer of Hatfield and Desiree James of Blue Ball, Arkansas; one brother, Daryl Miller of Crowder, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge Cancer Support House-Little Rock, c/o Dale Miller Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 654, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
12 May 2004
DALE MILLER MEMORIAL SERVICE

There will be a graveside memorial service for Dale Miller this Friday, May 14. The service will be held at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith beginning at 2 pm. Reverend Paul Draper and Curtis Billings will officiate.

The Waldron News
25 October 2006
DERAL D. MILLER

Deral D. Miller, 76, of Bates, Arkansas, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 in his home. He was a hatchery worker at Tyson Foods for 26 years and a member of Bates Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayland Miller. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at Bates Assembly of God Church with burial at Gibson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Betty Miller of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Underwood of Bates, AR and Donna Quick of Greenwood, AR; two sons, Ronnie Miller of Greenwood, AR and Jerry Miller of Bates, AR; two brothers, Jack Miller of Bates, AR and Bill Miller of Bates, AR; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nathan Underwood, Josh Miller, Richard Miller, Scott Quick, Kyle Cobbler and Greg Fore.

The Waldron News
28 January 1998
ELIZABETH BETTY MILLER

Elizabeth Betty Miller, 46, of Fort Smith, formerly of Waldron died Wednesday, January 21, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26,1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel near Waldron. Survivors include one sister, Sue Miller Ping, of Waldron; one niece, Patricia Ann Ping Shoemake, of Manfield, one nephew, Lewis "Tiger" Ping, of Chicago, Illinois; one great nephew, Brandon Ping; two great nieces: Tasha Anne Ping and Ashley Marie Shoemake. Pallbearers were Mike Shively, Frank Lamberth, Donnie Shadon, Mel Kelly, Charlie McKinnis, John Powers and Herbie Henfler. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
6 February 2013
JO MILLER

Jo Miller, 72, of Bates, AR passed away January 27, 2013 in Bates. She was born January 23, 1941 in Mesa, AZ to Hubert and Rilla (Himes) Beshears. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and a member of New Beginnings Pentecostal Church of God in Bates, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Cathy Eagle; two brothers, A.C. Beshears and Glenn Beshears. Jo is survived by two sons Keith Miller and wife Charla of Bates, AR, Norman Miller of Bald Knob, AR; a daughter Joy Anthony and husband Greg of Poteau, OK; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; three sisters, M.J. Collins of Wenatchee, WA, Fern McDaniel of Hon, AR and Retha Page of Bates, AR; a brother, O.B. Beshears of Hon, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones. Pallbearers will be Boomer Eagle, Tyler Eagle, Trent Miller, Keith Miller, Drake Miller and Zack Barnett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Norman Miller and Ryan Anthony. Serives were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at New Beginnings Pentecostal Church of God in Bates, AR with Rev. James Self, Rev. Millard Smith and Rev. Terry Cripe officiating. Interment followed service at the Gipson Cemetery, Bates, AR. Condolences to the family were from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Services were under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

The Waldron News
12 November 2008
JOHN WESLEY MILLER

Mr. John Welsey Miller, 67, of Needmore, AR passed away Sunday November 2nd, 2008 at home. John was born in Parks, Arkansas on May 14, 1941, the son of Jennie E. Miller of Needmore. He was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Reuben Miller and a step brother Darrel Lee Evans. John is survived by a son, John Wesley Miller, Jr. and his mother, Jennie (Hansard) Miller of Needmore, Arkansas. He is also survived by one granddaughter and one grandson, two brothers, Billy Wayne and wife Donna Miller of Fort Smith, AR., James Lee Miller of Cedar Creek, AR, two step brothers, Larry Evans and wife Sharon of Parks, AR, LaRay Evans and wife Barbara of Lexington, MO, a half sister, Tammie Fisher, a half brother, William Otto Miller of Parks, AR. Funeral service was at Parks Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6th, with Rev. Waymon Hunt officiating with interment in the Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Bob Hollingshead, Michael Miller, Kenneth Stinson, Sr., Kenneth Stinson, Jr., Jeff Stinson, Travis Evans.

The Waldron News
31 March 2004
MELBA MILLER

Melba O. (Pollard) Miller, 64, of Mitchell, Illinois, died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, Mrch 10, 2004 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born March 24, 1939 in Blue Ball, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and was of the protestant faith. She married Herbert S. Miller on February 19, 1960. He survives in Mitchell after 44 years of marriage. Other survivors include three sons, Stephen Miller of Granite City, IL, Donny Millard of St. Clair, MO and Terry Millard of Harvester, MO; three sisters, Geraldine Hall of Danville, AR, Maggie Lunsford of Orangeville, Calif., and Marie Sprouls of Mexico, MO and six grandchildren, Chad Millard, Sara Millard, Erin Millard, Stephen Millard, Amanda Miller and Patricia Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Eula (Brantly) Pollard; one sister, Lillian Garner; and four brothers, Eugene Owens, Don Pollard, Ottis Pollard and Troy Defoor. Funeral services were at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 15 at Werner-Mike Funeral Home in Pontoon Beach with Rev. Jeffrey John officiating. Her body was cremated.

The Waldron News
22 October 2008
MELBA RUTH (SEAY) MILLER

Melba Ruth (Seay) Miller, 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior October 15, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Melba was an author and had published six books. She was a talented pianist and singer of the gospel. Melba and husband Dwayne had traveled several states singing and sharing the gospel of Christ at revivals and camp meetings. Melba was also a retired associate from the Waldron Wal-Mart store #380 of 18 years. Melba is survived by her husband of 43 years Dwayne Miller of Boles, AR; three sisters, Rita and husband Jay Stewart of Cabot, AR, Muriel and husband Gene Branch of Bigelow, AR and Iva and husband Charles Bingham of Oppelo, AR; three brothers, Otto and wife Wanda Seay of North Little Rock, AR., Charles Seay of Austin, AR and Paul Seay of Sherwood, AR; sister-in-law Chris Griffith of Princeton, TX; brother-in-law Mitch Miller and wife Kay of Iowa Park, TX. Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Marnie and Emerial Seay and sister Arlene Hawkins. Funeral service was 2:30 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at the Assembly of God Church in Oppelo, AR with interment in the Wolfe Cemetery in Oppelo under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were David Seay, John Allgood, Jeremy Davis, Randy Maness, Mike Emerson and David Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Stewart, James Stewart, Barry Bingham, Charles Bingham, Jr., Eric Griggs and Mart Smithpeters.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
NAOMI MILLER

Mena--Naomi Ruth Miller, 69, of Mena, formerly of Michigan, died Monday, February 2, 2004 at a Fort Smith hospital. Mrs. Miller was born November 17, 1934 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was a homemaker, taught for 13 years in a private Christian school and was of the Apostolic faith. Survivors include her husband, Sidney; five daughters, Janette Crowley of Sperry, Oklahoma, Genevive Gleason of Clarksville, Beverly Tredwell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rachel Crodock of Mena and Eleanor Priddy of Waldron; three sons, Phillip Miller of Orange County, California and Aaron Miller and Kenneth Miller both of Mena; a brother, Charles Gagnon of Marlette, Michigan; forty grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Arrangements for cremation were under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
13 August 2008
ROSIE LEE MILLER

Rosie Lee Miller, 69, of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 51 years Isaac "Ray" Miller, one daughter, Lisa Rena Passe of St. Louis, Missouri, two sons Jerry Lyn Miller of Las Cruses, New Mexico, Billy Ray Miller of Hobbs, New Mexico; four grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 sisters Carolyn Colvin, Glenda Catless, Gloria Fern Walker, one brother Rick Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents Elridge Jackson and Vangie Lee Beckett Jackson. Funeral service was 10:00 am Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment at the Pierson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Miller, Jerry Miller, Juston Van Horn, Brendan Vassmeyer, Charles Allen Walker and Barry Catlett. Honorary pallbearers were Luke Barmer and Rick Williams.

The Waldron News
21 February 2007
SEAN WESLEY MILLER

Sean Wesley Miller, 19, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 16, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a student and a Christian. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2007 at the Parks Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, William and Michelle Miller of the home; one sister Kaitlen Miller of the home; maternal grandparents, Allice Phillips of Chester, Arkansas, Scott Phillips of Greenwood, Arkansas, Gerald and Joni Essman of Waldron, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Veda Adenial Miller of Parks, Arkansas; maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Taff of Waldron, Arkansas; several aunts, uncle and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Wesley R. Miller. Pallbearers were David Cagle, Josh Edwards, Jason Harris, Nathan Wagner, Matt Cagle, Daniel Taff, David Smith, Heath Owens, Andrew Parsons, Jake Bowles, Zack Kelly, Ronnie Cox, Jake Cagle, Brian Mason, Travis Parsons, Clint Johnson, Nathan Beaty and Shawn Woodard.

Scott County Times
2 July 2003
SHAUN MILLER

Parks--Charles Shaun Miller, 35, of Parks passed away Sunday, June 22 at U.A.M.S. in Little Rock. Shaun was a field technician for O.K. Industries and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. He was a 1986 graduate of Sheridan High School and a 1990 graduate of Arkansas Tech. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 2 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Reverend Frank Thurman, Linn Cullins and Todd Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Monroe Cemetery at Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Franklin, Steve Ewing, Gary Petrie, Jeff Presnall, Allen Dozier, Mitchell Crotts, Keith Archer and Greg Lazenby. Honorary pallbearers will be David Morring, David Vickers, Keving Fleming, Randall Hall and Jay Hunnicutt. Shaun is survived by his wife, Lisa Kaye (McCafferty) Miller; one daughter, Kiley Elizabeth Miller (age 4) and one son, Charles Tristian Miller (age 7) all of the home. Other survivors include his parents, Charles Ray and Gerry Ann Miller of Parks; two brothers, Dr. Travis Miller and his wife Donna and son Adam of Guin, Alabama and Wayne Miller of Springdale, Arkansas; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Perryman of Buckville, Arkqansas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller of Sheridan, Arkansas. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, U.A.M.S., Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency and The Gideon International.

The Waldron News
29 September 1999
ALENA MILLIGAN

Alena Milligan, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, September 20 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Oden Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 23 at Martin Funeral Chapel in Waldron with burial in Oden, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by five daughters, Pauline Stuart, Francis Hunt, Janie Isom and Jewel Yandell all of Waldron and Dianna Nixon of Van Buren, AR; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great- great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Justin Nichols, Travis Yandell, Harold Hunt, Wilburn Hunt, Harvey Stuart and Phillip Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Red Stuart, Kenneth Yandell, Don Yandell and Jerry Butler.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
JEAN MILLIGAN

Jean Milligan, age 56, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Winfield Baptist Church and attended the Waldron Assembly of God. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 10:00 am at Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Darrin and wife Beth Milligan of Waldron; one sister Madge Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas and two grandchildren, Cory and Dustin. Pallbearers were Marty Nelson, John McMullen, Jimmy Yandell, Joe Byford, Don Ridenhour and Ronnie Nelson.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
AUDREY MILLS

Audrey Mills, 99, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter Janis McGaugh and husband J.R. of Waldron, Arkansas, one grandson Harvel Tucker of Story, Arkansas, one granddaughter Connie Owens and Bruce of Waldron, Arkansas, two great-grandsons Cole Tucker and Sheena, Ryan Slagle, three great-granddaughters Amber Bowman and Jeremy, Megan Owens, Kelsie Tucker, one great-great granddaughter Cassidee and Rowdy Tucker, and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by two husbands Thomas "Tim" Goodwin and Carl Mills, parents George Jones and Mattie Hill, one sister and four brothers. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 18, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Cole Tucker, Jeremy Bowman, Michael Mueller, Harrell Cabe, Keith Van Ravensway and Cody Carpenter.

The Waldron News
28 January 1998
HAROLD D. MILLS

Harold D. Mills, 73, of Plainview, formerly of Waldron, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a security guard, a Baptist and a veteran of W.W.II. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Shiloh Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Helen Mills, of the home; one daughter, Kizzie Mae Hopis, of Mt. Shasta, California; three sons: Douglas Mills, of Mena, Gary Mills, of Atlanta, Georgia and Harold Dean Mills, of Mt. Pine; one sister, Virginia Sanders, of Toms, Oklahoma, nine grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
14 January 2004
CHARLEY MINER

Waldron--Charley George Miner, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, January 5, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a sawmill worker. Charley is preceded in death by two brothers, David Miner and Lewis Miner; wife, Joella Miner. He is survived by two daughters, Levonia Mikkelson and Teresa Inklebarger of Waldron; two sons, Charles David Miner of Mena and Shannon Dale Miner of Brickeys, Arkansas; two sisters, Oradean Roseberry of Waldron and Susie Cox of Y-City; two brothers, James Miner of Mt. Ida and Norman Miner of Y-City; and nine grandchildren.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
GRACIE MINER

Gracie Mae Miner, 93, of Waldron died Monday, October 23, 2000, in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.C. Miner, two sons, David Miner and Lewis Miner and one granddaughter, Sally Cox. Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Susie C. Cox of Boles and Ora Dean Roseberry of Waldron; three sons, James H. Miner of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Norman L. Miner and Charley Miner both of Waldron; one brother, Bennie Roseberry of Avery, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
8 September 2004
JOE L. "BABY JOE" MINER

Joe L. "Baby Joe" Miner, age 75, of Boles, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2004 in his home. He was born April 9, 1929, in Boles, Arkansas to the late Joe M. Miner and the late Anna Barker Miner. He was united in marriage to Beverly Heuser, his wife of 44 years. Mr. Miner served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was the owner and operator of a service station. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Miner of Boles, Arkansas; one daughter, Belinda and her husband Keith Rogers of Boles, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Zachary Rogers and Trinity Rogers, both of Boles, Arkansas; one nephew, Joel and his wife Jean Payne of Mena, Arkansas; and honorary sons, Robert Wiscour of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and James Wiscour of Blue Ball, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Violet Miller and Virginia Cantrell and his niece Maryanna Elizabeth Cantrell. Graveside services were Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles with Brother Pat Ray Biggs officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Pallbearers were Bill Rogers, Bill Slagle, Don Wright, Bob Slagle, Thomas Scott and B.D. Mays. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Lance Rosenthal and Joe Kalpakoff. Online guest book at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

The Waldron News
22 December 1999
JOELLA FAE MINER

Joella Fae Miner, 45, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 15, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Charley Miner of the home; her mother Ozell Davis of Waldron; two daughters, Levonia Mikkelson and Terresa Miner both of Waldron, AR; two sons, Charles Miner of the home and Shannon Miner of Waldron, AR; two sisters-in-law, three brothers, Johnny B. Davis, Lorin Davis and Kevin Davis all of Waldron; and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lorin Davis, Kevin Davis, Charles Miner, Shannon Miner, Charley Tharp, Sean Mikkelson, Robert Riddle and James Morris.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
NORMAN LEE MINER
Feb 23, 1937 - April 13, 2009

Norman Lee Miner, 72, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 13th, 2009 at his residence. Norman was born in Boles, Arkansas on February 23, 1937, the son of the late Coleman C. and Gracie M. (Rosenberry) Miner. He was a log cutter and timber worker. Norman is survived by two sisters, Susie Cox of Y-City, AR, Oradean Roseberry of Waldron, AR, and a brother, James Miner of Mt. Ida, AR. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
7 December 2011
WILLIAM "JACK" MACK MINER

William "Jack" Mack Miner, Jr., age 68, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 in Y-City. Jack was born November 23, 1943 in Y-City to the late William Mack Miner, Sr. and the late Ruby Mae Pettit Miner. Jack was a volunteer fire fighter for the Y-City Fire Department and secretary-treasurer for the Chant Cemetery. Jack served his country in the United States Navy and was a truck driver by profession. He is survived by: Wife, Joyce Stovall Miner; son: Don Gray of Henderson, Texas; sister: Sharon Pace and husband Mickey of Y-City, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Boles Freewill Baptist in Y-City. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Beasley-Wod Funeral Home of Mena.

Scott County Times
22 January 2003
THONGLIENE MINGBOUPHA

Waldron--Mrs. Thongliene Mingboupha of Waldron was born September 6, 1937 in Vientiane, Laos. She passed away peacefully on January 13, 2003 surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Tou Xayavongas; husband, Bounthan; sons, Luckier, Ramsey and Souvanny all of Fort Smith, Pon of Dallas and Saysamone of Tucson. Other survivors include eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of siblings and relatives to the Xayavongsa families. She was a beloved and dedicated daughter, wife and mother, grandmother and matriarch of the Xayavongsa family. She will be greatly missed but treasured in all of our hearts. Visitation was held at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2 pm at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith.

Scott County Times
10 August 2005
JERRY MINOR

Jerry Don Minor, age 62, of Mt. Ida, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale Hospital. He was a member of Waldron #132 Free and Accepted Masons and a machinist. He is survived by a wife, Roseann Minor of the home; five daughters, Briggette Johnson, Rebekah Cook, Rachel Harmon, Shelby Luttrell and Tammy Shillcutt; four sisters, Alice Canter, Brenda Hopkins, Cathy Betts and Bobbi Sue Strickland; one brother, Chester Minor; ten grandchildren, Beth, Scott and Helen Johnson, Gray Cook, Kanon Harmon, Dusty, Jason and Sheina Luttrell, Peyton and Jace Shillcutt. Memorial services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Little Fir Landing under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 October 2012
ROBERT E. MINTON

Robert E. Minton of Harvey, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born October 11, 1932 to Robert Minton and Nessie (Holmes) Minton in Story, Arkansas. Robert was 79 years, 11 months and 23 days old. On November 12, 1976 Robert married the love of his life, Margaret. Together they lived in Harvey, Arkansas and made a home and raised a family for 35 years. Until his retirement, Robert worked in the timber industry. First and foremost Robert loved his family. Robert was a kind and caring person who loved doing anything for anyone he could. When Robert wasn't helping out a neighbor, his hobby was hunting and listening to his dogs run. He knew his dogs by their bark. Robert leaves behind his loving wife, Margaret of the home, and one daughter Treccie Price and husband William of Rover, Arkansas. Robert is also survived by two grandchildren, Christy Griffin and husband Michael of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Rebecca Gustin and husband Clark of Alakanuk, Alaska; four great grandchildren, Jacob, Troy and Ashlyn Griffin, and Emma Gustin, and one brother, Ezra Minton of Story, Arkansas. Robert will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that Robert cherished throughout the years. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nessie (Holmes) Minton. Robert's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Harvey Assembly of God Church in Harvey, Arkansas with Rev. Kevin L. Kilbreth officiating. Interment followed in the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Robert's pallbearers were Lamion Shores, William Price, Rickey Shores, Michael Griffin, Jim Minton, and Adolfo Silva. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Atchley, Raymond Clopton and TJ Shores. Robert's visitation was Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, where Robert's family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
16 December 1998
BILLY MAURICE MITCHELL

Billy Maurice Mitchell, 72, of Little Rock died Dec. 10 in his home. He was a heavy machine operator and a member of the Lifeline Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Dec.12, at Martin Funeral Home chapel in Mansfield with burial at Trotter Cemetery near Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his wife Dora Dean Mitchell and a special friend, Choate of Little Rock. Survivors include; three daughters, Vickie White of Jackson Mississippi, Kathy James of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Becky Shelton of Houston, Texas; one son, Doyle Mitchell of Morrilton, Arkansas; one sister, Charlene Dorman of Waco, Texas; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Allan Nichols, George Klare, Gary Mitchell, Mark James, Stephen James, Richie Yeoman. Viewing was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9 p.m. to noon Dec. 12. at the Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearer was Dale Garrison.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
FANNIE PRYOR MITCHELL
April 12, 1918 - March 9, 2009

Fannie Pryor Mitchell, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Fannie was a lady in the every sense of the word and left us with a beautiful Christian legacy. She is survived by one daughter Nita Bynum and her husband Kenneth of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother Isaac Pryor and his wife Billie of Porum, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Nita Kaye Wheelis and her husband J.D. of Round Rock, Texas, Kerrie Kelley of Richardson, Texas, James Bynum and his wife Janet of Waldron, Arkansas, Dorraine Matheson of Yukon, Oklahoma, Kathy Krawley and her husband Gary of Lawton, Oklahoma, Kris Miller and her husband Paul of Flower Mound, Texas, Sabrina Yaw and her husband Dale of Norman, Oklahoma, Korey Lynn and his wife Marianne of Dallas, Texas, Heather Mitchell of Booneville, Arkansas, one son-in-law Phil and his wife Priscilla of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, numerous nieces and nephews, and another great-great grandchild due in July. She is preceded in death by her first husband Weldon Parker, her second husband Neal Mitchell, three of her children Carl Mitchell, Barbara Matheson, Jeanna Fay Lynn, one grandson Tony Matheson, her parents and six of her siblings. Services will be through Bill Merritt Funeral Home of Bethany, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Parkinson Foundation at 1501 North West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136, or to the mission opportunity of your local church.

The Waldron News
26 December 2007
HELEN JUNE MITCHELL

June Mitchell, 78, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Mt. Moriah Church with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Dianna Roach of Plano, Texas; one son, Tommy McCord of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; one sister, Janet Charvat of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tom McCord, Patrick McCord, Cary Charvat, Jack Charvat, Kevin Brown, Butch Morgan. Honorary pallbearer was Ron Roach.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
L.J. "JERK" MITCHELL

L.J. "Jerk" Mitchell, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas left to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II in the infantry. L.J. was an avid reader of westerns and American Indian history and loved to hunt for Indian relics. He also loved to fish and earned his nickname "Jerk" from his fishing buddies. L.J. is survived by his wife of 59 years Lavonne Mitchell; two daughters, Linda Kaye Penny Mitchell and Karen Ann Grigsby; and his faithful companion and friend Sue Ann, his Yorkie that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Floye Mitchell, and brother Oliver Mitchell. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Paul Gathright, Ed Hutchen, Leon Dotson, J.D. Graham, Steve Williams and Milo Hughes.

Scott County Times
19 June 2002
LORENE JUANITA MITCHELL

Clarksville--Funeral services for Lorene Juanita Mitchell, 74, of Clarksville were held Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 10 am at Gravelly United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Mitchell died Thursday, June 13, 2002 in a Russellville hospital. She was the widow of S.J. Mitchell, was a former postmaster, a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Harris of Waldron and Kathy Smith of Clarksville; three sons, Sam Mitchell of Clarksville, Larry Mitchell of Havana and Tim Mitchell of Gravelly; four sisters, Irene Monroe of Harvey, Inez Laundry of Hooks, Texas, Patsy Lindsay of Oklahoma City and Varnell Cobb of Booneville; a brother, Walter Martin, Jr. of Ashdown; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Charles Smith, James Smith, Logan Harris, Joseph Mitchell, Donald Smith and Rod Rupe. Honorary pallbearer was Jake Henry Smith.

The Waldron News
27 July 2005
OLIVER LEE MITCHELL

Oliver Lee Mitchell, 84, died June 23, 2005 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born on March 8, 1921 at Waldron, Arkansas. His father followed the oil fields in Louisiana and Texas, so they moved around a lot. When he was 8 years old they moved back to Waldron where he made his home until he joined the Air Force at an early age. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and then taught Civil Service for 17 years at Lowry AFB. Mitch retired at age 55 and enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. Oliver had a great joy of life and enjoyed every minute of it. He was active in amateur radio and computers and enjoyed "Piddling" in his yard and garage. He is survived by his wife, Neola; three daughters, Mary Boucher, Debbie Mitchell and Kathy Rhodes; four step-children, Ricky, Miles and Paul Nordlund and Kendra Shenk; one brother, L.L. Mitchell; two nieces and many cousins; and 31 grandchildren and great- grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home West Metro Chapel in Lakewood, Colorado. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.

The Waldron News
29 December 2010
VENETA PEARL HOLLOWAY MITCHELL

Veneta Pearl Holloway Mitchell, age 94, passed from this life and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 16, 2010. She was born on December 30, 1915 to the late Robert and Lester Vaughn Holloway in Carbon, Texas. She married Robert Mitchell, her military sweetheart, at Camp Barkley, Texas on July 20, 1943 while serving as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp as a Registered Nurse. Following her Honorary Discharge from the army she continued working in the nursing field throughout her professional career serving as staff RN for surgical recovery at Graham Memorial Hospital and Great Southwest Hospital as well as private duty nursing. She completed her professional nursing career as the LVN instructor at Cisco Jr. College where she retired after 12 yrs. of teaching. She lived most of her life in Cisco, Texas having moved to Mena, Arkansas in 1997. She resided in the Waldron, Arkansas Nursing Center the last three years of her life. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care and love extended to their mother throughout her residency at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was a loving wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved to cook, play table games, read, worship, volunteer and entertain her family and friends. She was a Christian of unshakable faith being dedicated to the Baptist religion all her life. She will be sorely missed by all of her family and all those whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Holloway and Lester Vaughn Holloway; her husband, Robert Mitchell; three sisters, Leota Hughes, Mary "Joyce" Donalson, and Rosetta Novak. She is survived by her children: Roberta Joyce Ezzell of Fort Worth, TX and Robert Louis Mitchell of Mena, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren: Jackie Fagan, Angela Jeffcoat, Kathy Wakefield, Pamela Cockrum and John David Ezzell all residing in Texas and Angela Richardson of Wickes, Arkansas; and 10 great-grandchildren: Jones and Leah Jeffcoat, Camden Fagan, Peyton, Lauren and Tarryn Wakefield; Durham Ezzell and Kayla, Landrey and Ashlyn Richardson. A visitation for family and friends was held on Monday, December 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Kimbrough Funeral Home in Cisco, TX. Final interment with full military honors was conducted in the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 21st. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. No memorial services are planned for Mena or Waldron. Contact with the family (son) may be made by calling Robert Mitchell at (479) 216-0596 (email address mtchro9@yahoo.com) or through the mail at 372 Polk #45, Mena, AR 71953. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or to your local church.

The Waldron News
1 August 2012
GRACE E. MITCHELL-BRASHER

Grace E. Mitchell-Brasher, 90, of Gravelly, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful Godly woman. Grace is survived by one daughter Norma and husband Rod Rupe of Gravelly, AR, two grandchildren, David and wife Melissa Rupe of Prairie Grove, AR, Teresa Bourns of Atkins, AR; seven great-grandchildren, Autumn Alyssa and Corbin Rupe, Juliana and Lauren Bourns, Tyress and Hannah Watkins. She is also survived by one sister, Lil Robinson of Little Rock, AR, one step-daughter Loretta Watkins of Greenwood, AR; two step great grandchildren, Wyatt and wife Debra Watkins of Tontitown, AR, Laura Watkins of Ft. Smith, AR and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her first husband Norman Mitchell, second husband Jeff Brasher, four brothers, Paul, Opal, Oral and Odas Hunnicutt and one sister Beulah Ball. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Gravelly Methodist Church with burial in the Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Philip Robinson, Mike Robinson, Alan Hunnicutt, Kent Hunnicutt, Randy Hunnicutt, Bill Hunnicutt, Tyras Hale and Wyatt Watkins. Donations can be made in her name to the Gravelly Methodist Church at 28853 Hwy. 28 E., Gravelly, Arkansas 72838 or to Parks Cemetery at Nola, c/o JB Wagner, 30301 Hwy. 28 E., Gravelly, Arkansas 72838.

Scott County Times
17 March 2004
BESSIE MAE MITTS

Bessie Mae Mitts, 95, Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the Crook County Medical Services District, Sundance. Visitation was held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at Fidler-Robers & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Sundance, with Rev. Ed Bollack officiating. Burial followed at Green Mountain Cemetery, Sundance. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Crook County Public Health or charity of your choice. Bessie was born April 5, 1908 to Stid and Elizabeth (Beaty) Arnold at their home near Farrell, Wyoming. She was raised in the Aladdin and Farrell area and attended Farrell grade school. On June 22, 1928, Bessie married Samuel "Frank" Mitts in Deadwood, South Dakota. To the couple ten children were born: Mary Louise, Rosa Mae, Jessie Viola, Frank Dale, Helen Gail, Altha Marie, Kenneth Lee, Pauline Edith, Charles Allen and Everett Thomas. Bessie, whenever necessary, would assist Frank with the three rural mail routes they carried from Sundance to Aladdin, Sundance to Upton, and the Inyan Kara route. She worked at Elkhorn Cafe as a cook and waitress from 1960 to 1981. In 1981, she started to work for Green Thumb and then continued to work for the Crook County Public Health Nurse until November 2002. Bessie has worked hard, managed well, helped raise a large family, triumphed over grave difficulties and has taken it all in stride. Her life has not been an easy one, it may be said that Bessie has lived a full life. She has tasted the sweet and managed to survive adversities and difficulties with characteristic resiliency. Thus ends the life of a common ordinary working woman, but nevertheless a colorful meaningful sketch of life. She has always been surrounded by the love of her children; she always enjoyed bragging about their accomplishments. Bessie is survived by her nine children: Louise Griffin, Mrs. Melvin Caranhan (Rosa Mae), Mrs. William Van Zee (Jessie), Mrs. Kenneth Snell (Helen Gail), Mrs. Stanley Hall (Atha), Mr. Kenneth Mitts (and Bonnie), Mrs. Elmer Smith (Pauline), Mr. Charles Mitts and Mr. Everett Mitts. Survivors also include 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank; son Dale; parents Stid and Elizabeth Arnold; four brothers, Edward, John, Everett and Leroy; three sisters, Ethel, Lucy and an infant sister who passed away at birth; one grandson Kenny Mitts; two daughters-in-law Shirley and Darla Mitts; and one son-in-law Buster Griffin. Arrangements were under the direction of Fidler-Robers & Isburg Funeral Chapel, Sundance, Wyoming.

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
WILBURN DEVON MIZE
Aug. 29, 1938 - March 5, 2009

Wilburn Devon Mize, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 in the Waldron Nursing Center. He was a retired winery worker. He is survived by two daughters, Amber Stinson of Waldron, Arkansas, Rhonda Freeman of Waldron, Arkansas; three sisters, Gretha Cambron of Lake City, Arkansas, Mildred Hopper of Waldron, Arkansas, Jean Starr of Waldron, Arkansas; three brothers, Robert Mize, Johnny Mize, Jimmy Mize; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one step-son, Junior Tidwel of California; two step- daughters, Kathy Tidwell and Tammy Tidwell both of California. He is preceded in death by wife Sandra Mize, son Curtis Black, parents Arthur and Edith Mize, one brother Elwood Mize, three sisters, Mary Gossett, Francis Bates and Carolyn Wagner. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Lamb Church with interment at the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Mark Oliver, Brad Denny, Matthew Cagle, Chad Stinson, Tyler Stinson and Eddie Sexton. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Black, David Cagle and Mitchell Freeman.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
IRENE MAE MONROE

Irene Mae Monroe, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, July 1, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Irene was the 2nd of ten children and was born October 15, 1920 in Spadra, Arkansas to the late Walter Nicholas Martin and Lillie Mae (Embry) Martin. She was of the Baptist faith, she loved jewelry, shopping, music and dancing, but most of all loved her family and so enjoyed her grandchildren. Irene is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Stringer and husband G.W. of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Suzanne Richardson and husband Dorsey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sons, Larry Monroe of Harvey, Arkansas, Danny Monroe and wife Kathy of Choctaw, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Mark Stringer, Regina Garcia, Amy Stringer, Kelley Mullican, Cory Monroe, Cody Richardson; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and loved family friend, Paul Wiggins. She is also survived by two sisters, Pat Lindsey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Vernell Cobb of Greenwood, Arkansas; and a very special friend Catherine Kelley of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Knox Monroe, two sisters, Inez Lundry and Lorene Mitchell, five brothers, Ewell Martin, Albro Martin, Walter Martin, Jr., WR Martin and BC Martin. Irene's funeral service was held Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with Rev. David Williams and Tony Lundry officiating. Interment followed in the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas following the service. Pallbearers were Dorsey Richardson, Cody Richardson, Cory Monroe, Mark Stringer, Fred Stringer and Paul Wiggins.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
EDITH VIRGINIA MONTAGUE

Edith Virginia "Virgie" Montague, 83, a homemaker, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2006 in Arlington, Texas. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Road, Arlington, Texas, with graveside services at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006, Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR. Edith Virginia "Virgie" Montague was born July 3, 1922 in Cauthron, Ark. Upon graduation from Waldron High School, Virgie moved to Chula Vista, Calif., and worked for Rohr Aircraft. She met and married her husband of 40 years, George, who was in the U.S. Navy. They eventually returned to Waldron, where Virgie worked at B&B Drug Store for many years and attended the First United Methodist Church. Six years ago, she moved to Arlington, Texas, to be with her children and grandchildren. Virgie is preceded in death by her husband, George M. Montague, parents, Robert L. and Lena Hall, sisters, Maude Lee Davis and Louise Hall Goodwin, brother, J.P. Hall, sister-in-law, Jean Hall and Jim Hall; brother-in- law, John Davis, son-in-law, Bill Nelson, nephews, Johnny Bob Davis and Doug Logan. Survivors: daughter, Liz Nelson; son, Robert Montague and wife Suzanne; brother, Bob Hall; grandchildren, Kenton Nelson and wife Monica, Teri Nelson, Mark Montague, Brian Evans and wife Amanda, and Julie Evans; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Cody Nelson, and Collin and Courtney Garcia; nieces, Betty Logan, Patty Larson, Ginger Petty and Pam McKie; nephews, Roy Lee Davis, Richard Hall, Carol Hall and Terry Hall; and many great nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank VITAS Hospice and special thanks to Bonnie Tarver, RN. To Felicia Anderson of Elite Care, you were mother's "Angel" and we will never be able to thank you enough.

Scott County Times
20 November 2002
ALTON DERIAL MONTGOMERY

Waldron--Funeral services for Alton Derial Montgomery, 66, of Waldron were held Monday, November 18, 2002 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Montgomery died Friday, November 15, 2002 at his home. He was a retired owner and operator of a dry cleaners and a veteran of the Army. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife Vera of the home; a daughter, a daughter, Debbie Silvey of Waldron; a son, James Montgomery of Waldron; three sisters, Jeanie Bailey, Hazel Cheesman and Virgie Shaw all of Waldron; a brother, Loyd Montgomery of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Jeremy Wilson, Rachel Montgomery and Callie Montgomery and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steven Silvey, Mike Yandell, Curtis Edwards, David Sparks, Clint Lunsford and Lenny Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Johnson and Brandon Jones.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
BETTY MARIE MONTGOMERY

Betty Marie Montgomery, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 18, 2008 in her home. She was born August 5, 1927 in Greenridge, Arkansas. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Wilbert E. Montgomery and her grandson James Don Montgomery. She is survived by her two sons Larry and wife Kaye of Roseburg, Jerry and wife Judy of Royal, Arkansas; four grandchildren Jerry Michael Montgomery of Mena, AR, Jennifer Worthington of Portland, Oregon, Johnny Montgomery of Van Buren, AR and Jacy Yandell of Greenwood, AR; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Kenneth Puckett of Jacksonville, Florida. Also a very special niece Renee Hunt of Mena, AR. Betty was a homemaker, an avid Bluegrass fan and she was blessed with a green thumb when it came to growing flowers and gardens. She was a very special grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 am Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Montgomery, Michael Montgomery, Bruce Yandell, Robert Hunt, Terrell Scroggins and Richard Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Hicks and Henry Hicks.

The Waldron News
3 December 2008
ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY

Elizabeth Montgomery, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Monday, November 24, 2008. She was born November 29, 1935 to the late Maynard and Grace Nees in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband John Montgomery of Waldron, AR; son and daughter-in-law Duane and Paula Anderson of Braggs, Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law Monique and Clark Piercy of Knoxville, Tennessee, son and daughter-in-law Maynard and Amy Anderson of Farmington, AR; daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and Larry Huddleston of Waldron, AR; son and daughter-in-law Ed and Rebecca Montgomery of Rison, AR; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Helen Jones of Farmington, AR and was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Hattabaugh of Mansfield, AR. Memorial service was 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the Unity Baptist Church in the Jones Creek Community. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, ARkansas.

The Waldron News
21 November 2012
JOHN THOMAS MONTGOMERY

John Thomas Montgomery, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at his home. He was born August 31, 1920 to the late Edward Phillip and Marie (Finley) Montgomery. He is survived by three sons, Duane Anderson and wife Paula of Baggs, Oklahoma, Maynard Anderson and wife Amy of Farmington, Arkansas, Edward Montgomery and wife Rebecca of Rison, Arkansas; two daughters, Monique Piercy and husband Clark of Knoxville, Tennessee, Marilyn Huddleston and husband Larry of Waldron, Arkansas; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Sally Swartwood and Marian Canaday both of Burnett, Texas and one sister-in-law Helen Hattabaugh of Farmington, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Montgomery, two brothers, Edward Finley Montgomery and Bill Montgomery and one sister-in-law Jean Hattabaugh. The family had a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Lanman officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 April 2006
RALPH EDWARD MONTGOMERY

Ralph Edward Montgomery, 82, of Russellville, AR died Monday, April 17, 2006 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab in Russellville, AR. The son of Gardner and Vickie Ellen Wright Montgomery, he was born November 1, 1923 in Boaz, Alabama. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Auburn. He married Virginia Hearne on June 29, 1970. After 20 years of service he retired from Tyson, Inc. At the time of his retirement he was Vice President of the Eastern Division. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Montgomery; one brother and one sister.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
WILBERT E. MONTGOMERY

Wilbert E. Montgomery, born 12 November 1923 in Mismark, Arkansas, passed away 21 September 2007. Mr. Montgomery served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Arkansas Highway Transportation Department in 1985. Mr. Montgomery was an avid Blue Grass fan. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Montgomery is survived in life by his wife Betty; two sons, Larry of Roseburg, Oregon and Jerry of Royal, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Michael Montgomery, Jennifer Montgomery, Jennifer Worthington, Johnny Montgomery and Jacy Yandell; and ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Sally Lingo of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and a brother, John Caroll also of Hots Springs, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Michael Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery, Bruce Yandell, Robert Hunt, Terrell Scroggins, Richard Hicks, Ule Horn. Honorary pallbearers were Bluegrass fans.

The Waldron News
31 October 2012
DORA MOONEY

Dora Mooney, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 in Mena. She was born May 6, 1932 in Beauchamp, Arkansas to the late John Staggs and the late Addie Mae Aynes Staggs. She was united in marriage to the late Earl Mooney. She was a homemaker and was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by daughters Sharon Parker and husband Larry of Heavener, Oklahoma, Cynthia Hedrick and husband Sam of Valliant, Oklahoma, son Ernest Mooney and wife Glenda of Hobbs, New Mexico, brothers Odell Staggs and wife Pat of Waldron, Arkansas, Danny Staggs and wife Sandy of Waldron, Arkansas, Harold Staggs and wife Betty of Waldron, Arkansas, sister Phillis Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas, 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Addie Staggs, her husband Earl Mooney, her son Steven Earl Mooney and by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Graveside services were Thursday, October 25, 201 at 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was Wednesday evening, October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
29 August 2012
BEVIE BERNICE (GRAHAM) MOORE

Bevie Bernice (Graham) Moore, 86, of Van Buren, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Van Buren. She was born October 1, 1925 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to the late Cohin Eslin and Floye Dee Graham. She was a member of Clavary Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and such a loving and giving person. She was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed her antique shop in downtown Van Buren where she loved to meet and talk to her patrons and friends. She is survived by her daughter Tommie Jean (Moore) Mathis and her husband Roy of Van Buren, one brother, Odean Graham of Waldron, Arkansas, grandchildren Brad Martin and wife Tammy of Brandon, Mississippi, Craig Mathis and wife Bethany of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Christi Moss and husband Michael Moss of Van Buren, Arkansas; 10 great-grandchildren: Colby, Michael, Kayleigh, Taylor, Emily-Ann, Abagael, Hayden, Paxton, Logan and Allie. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Tommie Moore, one brother Lester Graham of Arizona City, Arizona and one sister Evelyn Horne of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Visitation was Monday, August 20, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren, Arkansas. A funeral service was held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren, Arkansas with Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Brad, Craig and Colby Mathis, Michael Moss, Ralph Millholland and Bill Freeman. Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2117 Alma Blvd., Van Buren, Arkansas 72956.

The Waldron News
28 September 2011
CLARA DEAN (THOMAS) MOORE

Clara Moore, 78, of Stockton, Calif., passed from this life Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 in Stockton, Calif. She was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Winfield, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Graden Joe Thomas and Ida Lillian (Duncan) Thomas. Clara graduated from Waldron High School in 1951, moved to California shrtly after where she worked, went to college and on August 22, 1953 married Bob Moore. She got her teaching degree in June 1974 and taught school for more than 20 years. She was a member of Lincoln Presbyterian Church. In her later years she wrote a book, "The Graden and Ida Thomas Family of Scott County, Arkansas." When published a copy will be placed in the Waldron Library. Clara is survived by her husband Bob Moore of the home; one daughter, Karen Moore of Stockton, Calif.; three sons, Robert Moore of Stockton, Calif., Tom Moore and wife Cheryl of Rollinsford, N.H. and Larry Moore of Oak Harbor, Wash.; four grandchildren, Teddy, Lindsey, Abby and Meghan Moore; two sisters, Shirley Goodman of Manteca, Calif. and Anna Johnson of Bourbon, Mo.; three brothers, Harold Thomas of Waldron, Ark., Joe Thomas and Harley Thomas of Fort Smith, Ark.' and one step-sister, Anna Sue Rea of Florrisant, Mo. A private immediate family viewing was held Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A family service was held at 1 p.m. in Evergreen Chapel at The Cherokee Funeral Home, followed by the graveside service and burial in Cherokee Memorial Park at Lodi, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
CLIFFORD MOORE

Clifford Moore, 54, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired mine worker. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, at the Walnut Grove Cemetery with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his mother, Janet Moore of Scott County; two sisters Susan Dickens and Terry Graves both of Scott County; one brother, Paul Moore of Scott County; three nieces, Cora Beaty, Crystal Dickesn and Billie Weber; one nephew, Jarod Dickens, and two great nieces. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Moore. Pallbearers were Paul Moore, Ben Massongail, Johnny Allen, Russell Graves, Dean Heath, Adell Dickens, Jarod Dickens and Jimmy Allen.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
DOSSY ALLEN MOORE

Dossy Allen Moore, 82, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Sunday, February 6, 2000 in his home. He was a retired sales clerk and a Baptist. Graveside service and burial were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8 at Pine Log Cemetery in Barber, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy Moore of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and one grandchild, Shane Clark of Wheaton, MO. Pallbearers were Nelton Henley, Doyne Elmore, J.C. Hamilton, Doyle Cockran, Phil Lowe and Mathew Richardson.

The Waldron News
3 April 2013
DOUGLAS MOORE

Douglas Moore of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born February 1, 1952 to James Willie Moore and Muriel (McLain) Moore in Parks, Arkansas. Doug was 61 years, 1 month and 27 days old. Doug was a retired Scott County Road Dept. mechanic. He enjoyed restoring old cars. What he enjoyed as much as old cars was to aggravate his nieces and nephews. If he wasn't picking at them, they knew something was wrong. Doug loved kids and just being around them. He would even go out and sit at Wal-Mart and if a kid would come up and talk to him, he would give them a dollar bill. It made him happy to see their little faces light up. Doug leaves behind to cherish his memory, one sister, Sue Bonds of Elm Park, Arkansas; two brothers, Herman Moore of Waldron, Arkansas and Paul Moore and wife Dena of Vivian, Louisiana. Doug will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Doug is preceded in death by his parents, James and Muriel Moore and one brother, Jimmy Moore. Doug's life celebration was at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
19 February 2014
ELGIN "LUCILLE" MOORE

Elgin "Lucille" Moore was born September 23, 1926 near Waltreak, Arkansas to Maybelle Dora (Hunt) Woodard and Myrten E. Woodard. She was the fifth of seven children. She attended school near Rocky Crossing and Waltreak, graduating the 8th grade. She completed one year of high school at Danville, Arkansas before quitting to help take care of family. Lucille met her soulmate, Haskell Moore, in Blair, Oklahoma in early September 1947. They married on November 28, 1947 in Waldron, Arkansas. They were married for over 35 years when Haskell preceded her in death on August 28, 1983. They made their home in and near Blair for many years. Lucille moed to Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1986 to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and two brothers. Lucille is survived by children: Ronnie Moore and wife Vickie of Oklahoma City, Marian Hopkins and husband Randy of Ardmore, and George Moore and wife Malinda of Warr Acres; grandchildren: Abi Holland and husband Matt, Henry Moore and Amanda Moore; one sister, Ruby Wright of Danville and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Blair Cemetery with Pastor Dee Boyt officiating.

The Waldron News
7 April 2004
ELSIE MOORE

Elsie Daugherty Fisher Moore, a resident of Waldron, Arkansas, died March 17, 2004 at the Waldron Nursing Home. She was 82 years old. Funeral services were held at Kernodle Funeral Chapel in Wynne on Saturday, March 20, 2004 with burial in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne with Rev. Johnny Green officiating. Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Hancock, Ark., and was a retired beautician. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wynne. She was preceded in death by husbands Robert A. Fisher and Floyd Moore. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Neal of Parks, AR; brother, E.J. Daugherty of St. Louis; sister-in-law and loyal friend, Doryce Wiltshire of Wynne; granddaughters, Melinda Vincent of Waldron, AR and Roselyn Laird of Danville, AR; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two very special nephews, Warren and Wendy Wiltshire; and a host of extended family and friends.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
JUDITH ELAINE MOORE

Judith Elaine Moore, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was born June 6, 1939, and went home to Jesus on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Scott County Hospital in Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by her father George T. Landon, step-father Harold Frizzell of Waldron and baby brother Thomas. Judy and Lee were married July 5, 1958 and lived in Elkton, Maryland before moving to Harvey, Arkansas in 1982. Judy was a homemaker and a wonderful caring mother. She loved children, crocheting and needlepoint, reading, flowers and gardening, and being surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was a wise woman with a strong heart and unfailing character. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Frank Lee Moore; mother Amanda Frizzell; her brother Kennith Landon of Delaware; 5 children, David Moore and wife Becky, Cassie Zimmer and husband Billy, Christine Bott and husband Jeremy, Carrie Tucker and husband Chris, Vickie Horn and husband Wesley; 13 grandchildren, and many friends and other relatives. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Benjamin Moore, Zachary Moore, Jeremy Bott, Chris Tucker, Wesley Horn, Billy Zimmer, Daniel Robinson and Waylon Wagner.

Scott County Times
13 March 2002
LEONARD MOORE

Leonard Moore, age 57, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, March 3. He was born October 29, 1944 to the late Ruby and Lloyd Moore. He was a member and deacon of Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind and was an employee of Rheem for 32 years. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kay, four daughters and two sons-in-law, Melissa and Greg Lindsey of Tulsa, Tricia Moore of Greenwood, Kerry and Jarrad Ward of Charleston and Becky Moore of Russellville. Also surviving is his twin brother, Leon of Mansfield, and brothers Howard and Terrell both of Waldron, four sisters, Jane Yancey, Darlene Jacobs and Charlene Alewell all of Kansas City, Kansas and Julia Ann Barnard of Crossville, Tennessee. Other survivors are his grandsons who were his pride and joy, Garrett and Bryce Lindsey of Tulsa, Brett Ward of Charleston. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 7 at Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind with a 12:00 noon interment service at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 14511 Old Jenny Lind Loop, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916. Pallbearers were Howard Moore, Terrell Moore, Steve Leonard, Doyle Fielding, Doyle Fielding, Jarrad Ward and Greg Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Moore and Deacons of Faith Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
LILLIAN MOORE

Lillian Moore, 87, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2012 in Barling, Arkansas. She was retired from PRADCO in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is survived by three sons, Gary Moore and wife Sandy of Greenwood, Arkansas, Dennis Moore and wife Susan of Farmington, Arkansas, Stan Moore of Huntington, Arkansas; two sisters, Luneal Whittaker and husband Bruce of Huntington, Arkansas, Wanda Hammock and husband Robert of Social Circle, Georgia, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Aaron Moore, parents Elmer and Delia Harp, one brother Wayne Harp, one sister Neoma Campbell and one great grandchild Haylee Dawn Bell. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 4, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Shane Bell, Tim Woods, Brandon woods, Jerrid Freeman, Randy Whittaker and Mike Whittaker.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
MYRTLE ELIZABETH MOORE

Myrtle Elizabeth Moore, 79, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, was retired from Seaman's Store and was a member of James Fork Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 20 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Mansfield with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Barber, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Dossy Moore of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy Moore of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Joyce Nance of Farmington, AZ; and one grandson, Shayne Clark of Wheaton, MO. Pallbearers were Nelton Henley, Josh Henley, Doyne Elmore, Doyle Cockran, J.C. Hamilton, Charles Moore.

Scott County Times
6 December 2000
OTIS MOORE

Otis Andrew Moore, 64, of Huntington, died December 1, 2000 at his home in Huntington. He was a retired school teacher of Mansfield Schools, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the V.F.W. Post #8245 of Huntington. Graveside services were December 4, 2000 at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; one daughter, Connie Bigelow of Mansfield; one son, Ronald Moore of Huntington; two sisters, Ruth Slankard of Huntington and Ruby Barlow of Fort Smith; 10 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Keith, Andrew and Michael Moore, Brian Hurt, Joel Hurt, Steve Sharpe, and Arthur Walker.

Scott County Times
25 February 2004
SELMA JANE MOORE

Selma Jane Moore, age 93, of Waldron passed away Monday, February 23 in a Waldron nursing home. She was the widow of Fay Moore, a homemaker and attended Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Moore is survived by one sister, Mildred Woodcock of McGhee, Arkansas, two nieces, Sharon Waganer of Waldron and Shirley Sheldon of Lees Summit, Missouri, two nephews, Jimmy Davis of Olathe, Kansas and Charley Hughes of Waldron. Also surviving is a dear friend and neighbor, Annie Davis of Waldron. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 25 at Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron with Rev. Jack Smith officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Cabe, Jordan Hughes, Jarrod Hughes, Charles Hunt, Charley Hughes and A.G. Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be caregivers of Waldron Nursing Center. Memorial contributions can be made to Sehorn Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958 or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 823, Waldron, AR 72958. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
17 September 2003
TERRELL DEAN MOORE

Terrell Dean Moore, age 43, of Waldron passed from this life to eternal life on September 8, 2003. He was born on July 1, 1960 and was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Ruby Moore and a brother, Leonard Moore. He married Janet Bates on July 5, 1984. They were blessed with a son, Loyd Levi. Terrell was a loving dedicated daddy and a good provider. He loved hunting, the mountains and spending time with his son and wife. He was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and served on the Waldron School Board and was an employee of the Arkansas State Highway Department. He leaves behind his wife Janet and son Levi of the home, two brothers, Leon and his wife Sue of Mansfield, Howard and his wife Diane of Waldron, four sisters, Jane Yancey and her husband Charles, Charlene Alewel and her husband Greg, Darlene Jacobs and her husband Ken, all of Kansas City, and Julia Ann Bernard of Crossville, Tennessee. Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Kay Moore of Greenwood, mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Earl Bates of Waldron, brother-in-law, Rick Bates and sister-in-law, Karen Marsh of Waldron and several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Hunt and Rev. Jackie Smith officiating. Burial was at Pearson Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Morran, Lewis James, Tracy James, Chris Robertson, Jimmy Graham, Rusty Craig, Mark Williams and Ray Jett. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Tull, Dave Roets, Dean Nichols, Heath Lunsford, Troy Nevills, Travis Nevills, Mitch Freeman, Mike Smith, Joe Plummer and members of All-Star Baseball Team.

The Waldron News
13 October 2010
WALTER FRANK MOORE

Walter Frank Moore, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was an airline mechanic for 20 years and a poultry grower. Walter is survived by one daughter Jeannette Crawford of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one granddaughter Nicole Crawford of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one sister Phyllis Woodall of Waldron, Arkansas, and one nephew Bill Woodall of Plattsville, Colorado.

Scott County Times
14 February 2001
LINDA MOREDOCK

Linda Sue Moredock, 43, of Rockford, Illinois died on February 3, 2001 in Wisconsin. She was a tutor and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation and Rosary service was held on Friday at 6:00 pm in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Graveside service was at 10:00 am Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Cedar Creek Cemetery with burial at Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband Richard Moredock of the home; two daughters, Amanda and Jennifer of the home; parents (mother and step father) Leila and Kyle Higgins of Booneville, Arkansas; one sister, Wanda Randolph of Ratcliff, Arkansas; two brothers, James Brown of Russellville, Arkansas and Andy Brown of Booneville, Arkansas; three nieces and two nephews.

The Waldron News
21 October 2009
ELMO MORGAN

Elmo Morgan, 94, of Waldron, AR passed away in a local hospital on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Elmo is survived by his daughter Mary Kenner and husband Mel of Waldron, AR, grandchildren Butch Morgan, Terri Pearry, Denise Pittard, Johnny Morgan, Tonya Rye, Philip Kenner, Josh Morgan, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Moriah Church in Waldron, AR at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. Interment followed directly after the service in Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were six of the great-grandchildren, Trey Barker, Morgan Barker, Ted Barker, Coulter Morgan and Nocolad Pearry.

Scott County Times
27 February 2002
GRACE MORGAN

Grace Thelena Morgan, 90, of Natural Dam, Arkansas, formerly of Mansfield died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 in Van Buren. She was a homemaker and member of Mansfield Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Morgan and grandson David. Funeral services were held Friday 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Clark's Chapel Cemetery near Witcherville, Arkansas, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Elwanda Loggins of Natural Dam and Janice Delp of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sons, Jerry Don Morgan of Greenwood and Autry Lee Morgan of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Vera Elmore of Brentwood, California; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dewayne Morgan; David Morgan; Roger Morgan; Wesley Morgan; Gary Morgan; Jimmy Morgan; Reece Morgan; Mark Efurd and Andy Sanders.

The Waldron News
14 August 2013
JERRY DON MORGAN

Jerry Don Morgan, age 66, of Danville passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Arkansas Hospice in Russellville. He was born January 6, 1947 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to the late Grover Clinton & Veoria Wilkins Morgan. He was owner and operator of Jerry's Station and Morgan's Trash Service. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Tobe Woodard. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Linda Morgan; sons Chuck & Sheila Morgan of Danville; Jeff Morgan of Russellville; sister Carolyn Woodard of Danville; granddaughters, Dorey & Dustin Short of Conway; Lakyn Morgan of Russellville; Macey Morgan of Russellville; grandsons, Dylan Morgan & Blake Morgan of Havana; step-granddaughters Ashley & Marshall Gattis of Scranton; Alison Emberton of Belleville; nephews Mike & Bubba Woodard of Danville; Marty Woodard of Danville; Morgan Woodard of Waco, Texas; special cousin Randell Havner of Danville; mother of his granddaughters and business manager Donna Avery of Russellville; brother-in- law & wife, W.K. & Mary Davis of Fairfax, OK. Pallbearers include James Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, Carlos Ward, Dale Knight, Ronnie Williams, Lonnie Apple, Tommy May, Philip Alexander, Bim York, Mike Woodard, Steve Miller, Bob Burnham, J.C. Barnett and Duck Donnell. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Elmore, Jack Wilson and Ed Taylor. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Devo Campbell and Rev. Leroy Munsey officiating. Burial was at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Danville First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway Dr., Russellville, AR 72801. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
5 September 2001
JUSTIN MORGAN

Justin Wayne Morgan, 38, of Mansfield, Arkansas died August 31, 2001 in Hartford, Arkansas. He was a Baptist, a member of the Civil War re-enactment group, on the Mansfield City Council and was a member of the Mansfield Fire Department. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with burial following at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Lauren, of the home; his father, Jerry Morgan of Greenwood; and two sisters, Malinda Holt of Lake Worth, Texas and Marilyn Manas of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Michael Smith, Jackie Smith, Daren Trantham, Rich Thomas, Rick Schenck and Ronald Morris.

Scott County Times
22 August 2001
LEAJEANA MORGAN

Leajeana Ann Morgan, 33, of Waldron died Saturday, August 18, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Leo Crump. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Friendship Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband John Morgan; two daughters, Charlotte and Kandis Morgan of the home; her mother Jeanie Crump of Waldron; her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Crump of Waldron and the late Leo Crump; her maternal grandmother, Nova Allen of Waldron and the late Ed Allen; and one sister, Rebecca Brown of Waldron. Pallbearers were Wilson Kennedy, Jeff Cabe, Todd Crump, Marcus Crump, David Jones and Sam Cogburn. Honorary pallbearers were Joe and Richey Allen.

The Waldron News
7 November 2012
R.F. "BUDDY" MORGAN

R.F. "Buddy" Morgan went to be with his Lord and Sarior Monday, October 29, 2012 in Boles, Arkansas, surrounded by his loving family. Buddy was born September 20, 1928 to Richard Phillip Morgan and Clara Ellen (Rose) Morgan. Buddy was 84 years, 1 month and 9 days old. Buddy was a member of the Keener Freewill Baptist Church and served as a Deacon. For many years Buddy raised and loved hound dogs. Buddy worked for 35 years as an iron worker. He was a lifetime member of United Iron Workers Local 321. After his retirement Buddy did some farming. Buddy loved his family and being "Paw" to Gus was the light of his life. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sondra Jean Morgan and one son, George Morgan, and his parents. Buddy leaves behind to cherish his memory a special friend, Lois Staggs of Keener, Arkansas, three children, Angela Tallmadge and husband David of Boles, Arkansas, James Ray Morgan of Boles, Arkansas and Rebecca Billings and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas. Paw will be forever missed by one grandson, Gus Billings of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Janice Rogers of Mena, Arkansas. Buddy's life celebration and graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Buddy's pallbearers were Ron Bruton, Dub Rose, Carl Lockhart, Jim Lee, Bill Hunt and Richard Cagle. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Isham. Buddy's visitation was Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Buddy's family and friends. Memorial Contributions may be made to Buffalo Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
25 June 2014
RAYMOND L. MORGAN

Raymond L. Morgan, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, June 20, 2014. Raymond was born October 21, 1931 in Harvey, Arkansas to John and Maggie Morgan. Raymond was 82 years, 7 months and 30 days old. Raymond served his country with a 22 year career in the United States Army. Raymond leaves behind to cherish his memory, two daughters: Teresa Morgan Gregg of Fort Worth, Texas and Marilyn Morgan Bailey of Natural Dam, Arkansas; two sons: James Morgan of Fort Smith, Arkansas and William Morgan of Van Buren, Arkansas; two sisters: Virgie Johnson of Prescott, Arkansas and Verna Flynn of Waldron, Arkansas. He will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many friends and loved ones. Raymond's memorial life celebration will be scheduled at a later time. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
1 September 2004
RUBY NELL MORGAN

Ruby Nell Morgan, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 26, 2004 in a Mena hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Moriah Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Gene Morgan and Talmadge Morgan. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Elmo Morgan of the home; one daughter, Mary Lou Keener of Waldron, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Tommy Hill, Tom McCord, Jack Sharvat, Colman Haga and Aldon Hughes.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
SONDRA MORGAN

Sondra Morgan, 70, of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, August 14, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Sondra was born July 16, 1940 in Mena, Arkansas to the late William Calvin Lawrence and Verba Mae (Gordon) Lawrence. She was a home maker. Sondra is survived by her husband of 50 years, R.F. "Buddy" Morgan of the home; two daughters, Angela Tallmadge and husband David of Boles, Arkansas, Rebecca Billings and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, James Ray Morgan of Boles, Arkansas; one grandson, Gus Billings of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gordon, and a son George. Sondra's funeral service was 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Sondra's pallbearers will be James Billings, Bobby Payne, Dub Rose, Ron Bruton, Dean Heath, H. and William Lee Alston. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Jim Isham, Jimmy, Johnny and Mike Burnett. Memorials may be made in Sondra's name to the Buffalo Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
19 June 2002
VEORIA MORGAN

Veoria Morgan, age 77, of Danville, Arkansas died Monday, June 17, 2002. She was born December 19, 1924 in Blue Ball, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Tom and Oshie Garner Wilkins. She was a mother, grandmother and poultry-cattle farmer. She attended the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Morgan, a brother, Tad Morgan [copied as written], five sisters, Dottie Wilkins, Isabelle Hunt, Elzadie Miller, Lois Millard, Muffy Armstrong and son-in-law, Tobe Woodard. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Morgan Woodard of Danville; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Don and Linda Morgan of Danville; brothers, Roy L. Wilkins of Danville and Bill Wilkins of Blue Ball; sisters, Geneva Self of Danville, Betty Sue Woodard of Danville and Elvie James of Pottsville; grandchildren, Mike Woodard, Marty Woodard, Jeff Morgan and Chuck Morgan all of Danville, and Morgan Woodard of Walnut Ridge; great-grandchildren, Callie Woodard, Corey Morgan, Lakyn Morgan, Macey Morgan, Dylan Morgan and Blake Morgan all of Danville, Kayla Woodard and Stephen Woodard both of Russellville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Bird officiating. Burial will be at Egypt Cemetery, Hwy. 80 west of Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be Larry Williams, Ronnie Williams, R.H. Williams, Lewis Horn, Randall Havner and Roy Underwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Scott, George Cowger, Ricky Yandell, Jack Wilson, Dewayne Kitchens and Earl Farnsworth.

The Waldron News
20 August 2003
WILLIE MORGAN

Willie Morgan, age 76, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, August 16, 2003. She was born November 6, 1927 in Harvey, Arkansas the daughter of Luther and Inez Martin Monroe. She was a cashier for the grocery industry for several years. Survivors include her husband, Charles Morgan of the home to whom she was married August 8, 1958; one son, M.L. Morgan and wife Carol of Pryor, OK; two daughters, Patty Brumley and Mary Morgan both of Fayetteville; one brother, Cleo Neeley of Springfield, Oregon; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Joe Allen Morgan. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at Fitzgerald Cemetery in Springdale, under the direction of Backstrom-Pyatte Funeral Home in Springdale.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
WOODROW W. MORLAND

Woodrow W. Morland, 85, of Waldron, died June 6,1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Jewel; daughter, Peggy Riley, of Jacksonville, Texas and daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Jerry Partlow, of Hurst, Texas; one sister, Mary R. Hebert, of Bedford, Texas; two grandchildren: Michael Pardow and Shelby Shelton, four great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 March 2005
LOIS MORRAN

Funeral services for Lois Morran, 61, of Wills Point, Texas were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2005 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Louis Morran and Bro. Gerald Huckabee officiating. Lois passed away on Friday afternoon, March 4, 2005 in Tyler. She was born May 10, 1943 in Steubenvile, Ohio, the daughter of Elijah Perry Kilgore and Imogene Alice Bennett Kilgore. She was raised in Ohio. On March 17, 1962, Lois was married to Steve Morran in Steubenville, Ohio. Lois lived in Arkansas prior to moving to Wills Point in 1983. She retired from Terrell State Hospital after twenty years of service. She loved reading, sewing, craft and writing short stories. She was preceded in death by her father, Elijah Perry Kilgore in 1970 and an aunt, Ethel B. Lawrence. She is survived by her husband, Steve Morran of Wills Point; her mother, Imogene Kilgore of Will Point; three daughters, Vann McCarter & husband Jeff of Topeka, KS, Glenda Ashley & husband Darrell of Charleston, AR and Laura Morran Priest of Canton; her sister, Saundra Kay Smith & husband Paul of Coldwater, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Brent & Michael Dicks of Ft. Smith, AR, Nathan & Stephanie Ashley of Charleston, AR, Justin & Joshua Priest of Canton, Jessica McCarter of Topeka, KS; one godson, Andy Simmons of Wills Point, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Priest, Joshua Priest and Nathan Ashley. Brent Dicks, Michael Dicks, Andy Simmons, Darrell Ashley and Jeff McCarter.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
BLANCHE TERESA MORRIS

Blanche Teresa Morris, 75, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a seamstress and a member of the Salvation Army. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Deal of Sidney, Ohio; one son, Norman McLamb of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Lois Sullenbarger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; one brother, Edward Sullenbarger of Sidney, Ohio; four grandchildren, Tammy Jones, Tonie Neidermejer, Michell Branham, and Terri Walker; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Boatright, John Byers, Ray Sandoval, Thomas Walker, Phillip Branham and Dan Bowles.

The Waldron News
30 July 2008
HOWARD ROBERT MORRIS

Howard Robert Morris, 89, of Booneville, Arkansas died Monday, July 21, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a school teacher and educator. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by one son, Richard Morris of Booneville, AR; three adoptive grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
17 March 2004
IVONNE MORRIS

Fort Smith--Graveside services for Ivonne Eugene Parsons Morris were held at 10:00 am Friday, March 12, 2004 at Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Ivonne Eugene Parsons Morris, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She is survived by two daughters, Marcia Frazee of Booneville, Arkansas and Becky O'Dell of Bull Head City, Arizona; two sons, James O'Dell of Sanger, California and Kenneth O'Dell of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three sisters, Verna Whitson of Booneville, Arkansas, Corinne Sheppard and Doris Beschoner both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three brothers, Denver Parsons of Waldron, Arkansas, Hugh Parsons and Winfred Parsons both of Freedom community, Arkansas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
28 November 2001
JAMES MORRIS

James Alexander Morris, 83, of Waldron died Thursday, November 22, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired truck driver, a veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Memorial services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the Waldron First Baptist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Mankin of Angleton, Texas, Patricia Bunten of Hon, Arkansas and Janice Parsley of Moore, Oklahoma; one son, James Allen Morris of Waldron; 9 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 February 2001
JAMES LEE "PREACHER" MORRIS

Mr. James Lee "Preacher" Morris, age 77, of Roland, Arkansas, died Friday, February 23, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his son, James Edward Morris of Dardanelle, AR; three daughters, Judy Metcalf of Dardanelle, AR, Janis Dust of Roland, AR and Angie Race of Atkins; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Morris and Maudie Kester Morris, a son, James Larry Morris and a sister, Evalea Caldwell. Graveside services were Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Cemetery with Reverend Pat Baze officiating. Pallbearers were Kent Davis, Dean Davis, Harlen Davis, James Jackson, Sam Haney and Junior Haney. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Bottoms and John Smith. Arrangements were in the care of Dardanelle Funeral Service.

Scott County Times
25 May 2005
JOHN S. MORRIS

John S. Morris, 98, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, May 22, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired sawmill worker. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one sister, Willa Mae Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas; two nephews, Duane Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas and Albert Lee Morris of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; two nieces, Erma Lee Phelan of Waldron, Arkansas and Greta Allen of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and several great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Duane Blackmon, Robert Blackmon, Tony Blackmon, Sean Allen, David Yandell and Timmy Haga. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Albert L. Morris, Ricky Edwards and Seth Foster.

The Waldron News
27 June 2007
WILLIAM ALLEN MORRIS

William Allen Morris, 62, of Booneville, Arkansas died June 21, 2007 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born February 22, 1945 in Berkeley, California. William was a true cowboy. He enjoyed breaking, training and breeding horses. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home; three sons, Brigham Jacob "BJ" of Austin, Texas, Christopher and Michael Morris of the home; one step-son, William Messick of Cauldwell, Texas; his mother, Ethel Oliver of Booneville, AR; his father, Howard Morris of Booneville, AR; brother, Dickey Morris of Booneville, AR; and two grandchildren. Cremation was under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
BILLY GENE MORRISON

Billy "Bill" Gene Morrison, age 73, of Booneville, Arkansas died January 9, 2008. He was born in Chismville on June 4, 1934 to Tom Jeff Morrison and Jessie Juanita Hicks Morrison. He worked in his garden, on lawn mowers, cut wood and loved to fish. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Dean Morrison. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville. He is survived by one sister, Ola Faye Yates of Huntington; two brothers, Floyd Dale Morrison and Charles Morrison, both of Booneville; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jim Gilbert, Junior Merchant, Ronnie and Donald Yates, Jerry Merchant and James Hawkins.

Scott County Times
30 June 2004
JOANN MORRISON

JoAnn Morrison, age 59 of Waldron passed away Wednesday, June 23 in a Little Rock hospital. JoAnn has left a great legacy and heritage to all citizens of Waldron and Scott County. After graduating from Waldron High School, JoAnn worked at the Piggly Wiggly Store located behind the Waldron First Baptist Church. In October of 1965 she began her career with SWEPCO. Along with her career, JoAnn was very active and involved with community and civic events. She was a Charter Board Member of the Scott County Boys and Girls Club, Board Member of the Waldron Housing Authority, Scott County Hospital Advisory Board, Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson of Scott County T.E.A. Coalition and worked on the "Light Up Waldron" committee. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, JoAnn served on numerous committees, and her favorite was helping serve doughnuts and coffee to people at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival. JoAnn was a member of Waldron Business and Professional Women and served as their President for 1999-2000. She was elected "Woman of the Year" in 1995. This honor is designed to honor a business and professional woman who has distinguished herself in her career and her community. JoAnn was also involved in the "Relay for Life" serving on the Sebastian County committee for two years. She helped organize and promote Scott County's first "Relay for Life" and was very instrumental with the next two years. JoAnn retired from SWEPCO September 1, 2000 and at her retirement reception she was honored with the "Key to the City" by Mayor Troy Anderson. Being a "people person" she decided to re-enter the work force on January 28, 2003 when JoAnn went to work for the Waldron Police Department as their first departmental secretary. On June 16, 2004 she was honored with a second retirement party. JoAnn was looking forward to being with the people she loved, camping with A.G. and family, and traveling to Bluegrass music festivals. JoAnn and her lovely smile will be missed, however, she has left us with wonderful memories and what a model to emulate. JoAnn is survived by her husband, A.G., a son, Anthony Morrison of Waldron, one step-daughter and her husband, Sherry and Rick Alexander of Fort Smith, one step-son and his wife, Greg and Shellee Morrison of Greenwood, two brothers, James Richmond of Waldron and Johnny Richmond of Bella Vista. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Stephen Morrison, Christy and Becca Morrison, Hunter Smith and Tanner Graham. JoAnn was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Stephenie Morrison, her parents, Earl and Susie Richmond and a brother, Jerry Richmond. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 26 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Smith and Rev. Michael Jordan officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Charley Hughes, Jeto Piles, Joe Bujarski, L.D. Powell, Paul Brown and Mark Stump. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Waldron Police Department and Waldron High School Class of 1962. Memorial contributions can be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund, Scott County Boys and Girls Club, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery or Gideon International.

The Waldron News
4 December 2002
JOHN MORRISON

The Good Shepherd had a purpose and a plan when he called one of his sheep by name. John Morrison was called into the fold on November 16, 2002 to live in one of God's Mansions. John was born January 11, 1917 in Missouri. He was raised in Arkansas and was the youngest of 8 children. He began his carpentry career in his early teenage years at the Forester Lumber Mill. John met Katherlene Jameson from nearby Parks, Arkansas, and was married in 1939. During World War II they moved with their newborn daughter Guinette to San Francisco, where John worked as a carpenter at the shipyards. After the war, they returned to Arkansas, then moved to San Diego in 1948. Ron, John's son came along shortly thereafter. John then began a long career with American Products Mill, Incorporated, where he retired in 1982. After retirement, he enjoyed puttering in his wood shop, inventing and making things like jar openers and cabinets. Gardening and showing off what he had grown also became a favorite pastime. John and Kay always looked forward to spending their summers in the High Sierras where they served as campground host for many years. John leaves to cherish his memory, wife Katherlene of National City; daughter Guinette Beckstron of Chula Vista; son Ron Morrison of National City; seven grandchildren, Jim, Penny, Jeremy, Matthew, Jennifer, Joshua and Janice; four great grandchildren, Brian, Scott, Michael and Amanda; also a host of other relatives and many friends whom he loved dearly.

The Waldron News
17 February 2010
KATHERLENE (KAY) MORRISON

Katherlene (Kay) Morrison, beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2010. Born in the state of Arkansas on May 3, 1920, Katherlene was raised in Arkansas where she met and married John Morrison in 1939. They moved to Forester, Arkansas where they had a baby daughter Guinette. During World War II they moved with their new born daughter to San Francisco, where Katherlene worked in a munitions factory during the war. After the war they returned to Arkansas and then moved to San Diego in 1948 permanently. Ron, Katherlene's son came along shortly after. Katherlene or Kay, as most of her friends called her, started selling Avon and won many awards over her 35 year career. She enjoyed meeting with all of her customers in National City and many became lifelong friends. Kay & John always looked forward to their summers of camping & fishing in the High Sierras. Many of these years were spent as campground hosts. Kay is survived by her daughter Guinette (Guin) Beckstrom of Chula Vista and her husband Delos, son Ron Morrison, mayor of National City and his wife Sherry. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Jim, Penny, Jeremy, Matthew, Jennifer and Janise, and six great-grandchildren: Brian, Scott, Michael, Amanda, Jonah and Conner. She also leaves behind her sisters Edna Watson of Arizona and Vick Porter, Vida Hoffman and Joanna Rhyne all of Waldron, Arkansas. Kay is preceded in death by her beloved husband John Morrison, grandson Joshua Morrison and her twin sister Katherene Murray. She has lots of other relatives and many friends she loved dearly. Kay's funeral service was held Monday, February 1, 2010 with interment in the Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California. Obituary provided by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
8 May 2002
STEPHENIE MORRISON

Stephenie Lynn Morrison, age 36 of Waldron, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was born August 1, 1965 in Merced, California. She was a former employee of Tyson Foods, involved with the Sebastian County and Scott County American Cancer Society Relay For Life, and attended Boles Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Stephens. Stephenie is survived by her husband Anthony and a son Stephen, both of the home, a son and daughter, Samuel and Samantha Lott both of Mojave Valley, Arizona, her father, Gerald Stephens of Merced, California, and three sisters, Stacey Lenington and Sherene Riggs both of Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Summer Grammer of Bentonville, Arkansas. Other survivors include her father-in-law and mother-in-law, A.G. and Joann Morrison of Waldron, ten nephews and three nieces. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 8 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Charles Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Monty Lenington, Justin Riggs, Mark Grammer, Greg Morrison, Stacy McKay and Von Cass. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Ridenhour, Johnny Riddle and Brad Evans.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
CHARLES MATTHEW MORROW

Charles "Charlie" Matthew Morrow, 87, died October 9, 1999 in a Tulsa hospital. He was a retired Phillips 66 Service Station manager, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a long time member of the Jenks, Oklahoma Church of Christ. Mr. Morrow's family had resided in Scott County since before the 1850's. Mr. Morrow was born April 4, 1912 in Scott County, Arkansas, being the oldest son of the late Benjamin Allen and Ollie Clementine (Harris) Morrow of Nola, where he was raised. He married Nancy Edith Phillips December 22, 1936 in Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas. He worked at the mill in Forester before the mill was closed. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's and worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II. He has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1942. He owned the Phillips 66 station on 18th and Cincinnati for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Willene Adriana Morrow, who died two days prior to his death. Also preceding his death were three brothers: Bruce, Kip and Bill Morrow; two sisters, Geneva and Jossie Morrow; and two grandchildren: Mary Alves and Timothy Sean Lindsay. Double graveside services for Mr. Morrow and his daughter, Willene, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Survivors include his wife, Edith of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Charlene and George Holland of Florence, Oregon and Sylvia and Wayne Walton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son: Eddy Morrow of Tulsa; a sister and brother-in-law, Oneida and Raymond Neighbors; sisters-in-law: Pauline Morrow, Nettie Gene Morrow of Tulsa, Imogene Morrow of Bixby, Oklahoma and Eileen Hefley of Jasper, Arkansas; seven grandchildren: David Alves, Chris Alves, Sheri Anne Black, Theresa Pulling and Matt Alves, all of Orange County, California, Johnny Lindsay and Jennifer Gardiner, both of Tulsa; ten great grandchildren: Joshua Alves, Chris Black, Eric Black, Beth Black, all of Orange County, California, C.J. Alves, Andy Alves of South Dakota, Cheri Lynn Black of Florence, Oregon, Michael and Julianna Pulling of Florida, and Hanna Aleskey Gardiner of Tulsa; two great-great granddaughters, Kayla Ashley Black and Tesslyn Anne Selby, numerous nieces and nephews. Moore's Rosewood Chapel of Tulsa was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
12 October 2005
WANDA MORROW

Wanda Lavonne Morrow of Mansfield died September 28, 2005 in Mansfield. She was born July 8, 1924 in Enterprise, Oklahoma to Green McCurtain Wall and Buena Agnes Oliver Wall. She moved from California to Mansfield, Arkansas in 1981 where she worked for many years at the Dixie Belle. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Wall of Mansfield. Memorial service was held at 1:00 pm Friday, October 7, 2005 at Coop Prairie Presbyterian Church, Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, Inc. of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband S.G. "Pete" Morrow; one daughter, Tommie Jean (George) Long of Florida; two sons, Gary Morrow and Steven Morrow, both of California; one aunt, Mable Oliver of Waldron; one cousin, Margaret Ann (Milo) Hughes of Waldron and many more cousins and loving friends; grandson Shawn (Suzanne) Speelman of North Carolina; and one great grandson of North Carolina.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
WILLENE ADRIANA MORROW

Willene Adriana Morrow, 60, died Thursday, October 7, 1999. Willene was born in Brownsville, Texas, daughter of Charles Matthew and Edith (Phillips) Morrow of Tulsa. She graduated from Central High School and attended Abilene Christian College in Texas. She is survived by her mother, Edith Morrow of Tulsa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlene and George Holland of Florence and Sylvia and Wayne Walton of Tulsa; brother, Eddy Morrow of Tulsa; and many other relatives. Willene's father, Charles "Charlie" Morrow died 2 days after her death. A double graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore's Rosewood Chapel of Tulsa was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
23 March 2005
BRIAN "MOSS" MOSLEY

Brian Mosley, 20, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 14, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Funeral services were at 1:00 pm Friday, March 18, 2005 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his mother and step father, Missy and Ronnie Carpenter of Waldron, Arkansas; his father, Sammy Mosley of Anchorage, Alaska; maternal grandparents, Norma and Leslie McKay of Sandown, Texas; paternal grandparents, Dorthy and Paul Wagoner of Las Crusis, New Mexico; step grandparents, Walter and Joann Carpenter of Waldron, Arkansas; one maternal great-grandmother, Etoy Mitchell of Levelland, Texas; one sister, Bridget Mosley of Waldron, Arkansas; one step sister, Amber McEntire of Abbott, Arkansas; one brother, Bryce Carpenter of Waldron, Arkansas and one step brother, Cody Mosley of Anchorage, Alaska. Pallbearers were Omar Gonzales, J.D. Woodcock, Adolfo Silva, Moe Shores, Sean Kearney and Brandon Chesnut.

The Waldron News
18 September 2002
MARGIE MAE MOTEL

Margie Mae Motel of Modesto, CA died September 14, 2002. Loving mother of Wilda Hyer and Steven Motel of Ceres, Carol Raymond of Waterford, Kathlean Beam and Terry Motel of Modesto. Sister of Robert Terry (and sister-in-law Derelene) of Tulloch Lake and Nancy Nuki of Mi Wuk Village. She was loving grandmother of Warren Hyer, Stan Hyer, Jeff Raymond, Keri Johnson, Anthony Taylor, Vincent Taylor, Beth Geck and Karen Almadiz. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren. Margie was pre- deceased by her granddaughter, Kelly Raymond. At age 85, a native of Waldron, Arkansas, Mrs. Motel worked for 36 years for the State of California, her last position was Nursing Coordinator for Stockton State Hospital. She worked as Regional Director of the California State Employees Association. She was a member of Stanislaus Genealogy Society and Scott County Arkansas Genealogy Society. Services Wednesday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel, Modesto, CA. Friends who wish may make contributions to Scott County Arkansas Historical Society, P.O. Box 1560, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
29 March 2000
IRIS ADILEE FRENCH MOTT

Iris Adilee French Mott, 93, of Ione, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 28, 2000 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a mother, a homemaker and a member of the Ione Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Theodore Mott. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25 at Ione Baptist Church with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, Omer Thelder Mott, Sr. and Freddy Lee Mott, Sr. both of Ione, AR; several nieces and nephews; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Freddy Lee Mott II, Jason Freddy Mott, Craig Murphy, Mike Mott, O.T. Mott, Jr., and Gary Mott.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
VA MOUA

Va Moua of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, May 27, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Va was born February 1, 1965 to Xao Vue Moua and Shoua Her in Xienykhouang, Laos. Va was 48 years, 3 months and 26 days old. Va worked at Tyson in the production area for the last two years. He loved his family and was a strong leader in his family. Va leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Chue Vang of the home, one daughter, Sandy Moua, one son, Jor Moua, one step son, Jack Vue and four step daughters, Amey Vue, Michelle Vue, Elizabeth Vue and Janey Vue. Va is also survived by two brothers, Chue Moua and Chua Dang Moua. He will be missed by his two grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Va will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Va is preceded in death by his parents, Xao Vue Moua and Shoua Her. Funeral service was at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 and end at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Scott County Fair Building with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
16 December 1998
JAMES BUFORD MOUDY

James Buford "Boots" Moudy, 80, of Havana, died Nov. 29 at the Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron. He was a WW II Army Airforce Veteran, retired from the Yell County special Deputy, a member of the Havana V.F.W. Post 99645, an avid horse racing fan, and an avid sportsman. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Kenneth Moudy and Jimmy Lynn Moudy, three sisters, Loeva Ramey, Lettia Pierce and Sylvia Malone. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marie Pledger Moudy; one son, Jamie Moudy of the home; two daughters, Martha Simmons of Lavaca, Carolyn Needham of' Waldron; two sisters, Virgie Stewart of Riverside, California, Ozelma Epps of Selenas, California; two grandchildren and their spouses, Arlen and Melissa Monday of Greenwood, Lisa and Mark Smith of' Waldron; three great grandchildren, Matthew Monday of Greenwood, Stephen and Caleb Smith of Waldron. Services were on Dec. 2, 2 p.m. at the Havana Assembly of God Church with Reverend E.O. Tackett, and Reverend James Ragsdale officiating. Pallbearers were Loyd Maughn, Gary Beasley, Charles Davis, Vernon Davis, Raymond Davis, and Wick Stapleton. Honorary pallbearers were Fay Mathis, Olen Payne, Herman McCormick, Carolyn Morris, Charles Wilkins, Dump Kennedy, Lawrence Turner and Robbie Gorman. Burial was at Havana Cemetery and Funeral arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
3 March 1999
JAMES BUFORD "JAMIE" MOUDY, JR.

James Buford "Jamie" Moudy, Jr., 50, of Havana, died Monday, February 22. Mr. Moudy was born September 10, 1948 in Danville to the late James Buford "Boots" Moudy, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Marie Pledger Moudy, of Waldron; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Clyde Simmons, of Lavaca and Carolyn and Bill Needham, of Waldron; nephew and wife, Arlen and Melissa Monday, of Greenwood; niece and husband, Lisa and Mark Smith, of Waldron; three great-nephews: Mathew Monday, of Greenwood, Stephen Smith and Caleb Smith, of Waldron. Services were on Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Havana by Rev. E.O. Tackett officiating. Interment was in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Gary Beasley, Loyd Maughn, Jim Lee, A.G. Morrison, Arlen Monday, Bobby Burrows, Kenny Lane, Ronnie Plummer and Robert Chambers. Jamie had been a resident of Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron where he died.

The Waldron News
14 March 2001
MARIE MOUDY

Marie Moudy, 81, of Havana, Arkansas died Thursday, March 8, 2001 at the Waldron Nursing Center in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born in Sugar Grove, Logan County, Arkansas on March 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Jess and Tishie Vessel Pledger. She was a mother, homemaker, grandmother, and a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Boots" Buford Moudy, Sr., a son, James "Jamie" Buford Moudy, Jr., and an infant sister, Martha Nell Pledger. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Needham of Waldron and Martha and Clyde Simmons of Lavaca, AR; three sisters, Margie Moore of Skiatook, OK, Florence Davis of Fort Smith and Joyce Sebastian of Claremore, OK; four grandchildren, Lisa and Mark Smith of Waldron, Arlen and Missy Monday of Greenwood, AR; three great grandsons, Stephen Smith and Caleb Smith both of Waldron and Matt Monday of Greenwood. Funeral services were Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Havana Assembly of God Church followed by burial at Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
ROYCE EDWARD MOUDY

Royce Edward Moudy, 60, of Bates, Arkansas, died Friday, December 10, 1999 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Odell Moudy; and 3 bothers, Billy Gene, Charles Houston and Donald Wayne. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13 at Cedar Creek Baptist in Weeks, AR, with burial following at Weeks under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife Aylene Moudy; one sister, Joanna Moudy Anderson of Haw Creek, OK; one brother, Boyce Reginald Moudy of Tampa, FL.

Scott County Times
11 January 2006
HOPE MOUGHON

Our precious little Renae Moughon, age 2, of Dardanelle was called home by the Lord Monday, January 2, 2006 after an illness at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She was born July 16, 2003 at Fort Smith. Survivors include her parents, Ben and Amanda Moughon of Dardanelle; brother, Ben William Moughon, Jr.; sister, Destinee Marie Moughon, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Julia Baker and Rick Bradley of Harrison; maternal grandparents, Rita and Bruce Arnold of Levelland, Texas; two aunts, Amy Moneith of San Antonio, Texas and April Baker of Lake Jackson, Texas; uncle, Brandon Richmond of Levelland, Texas; great- grandparents, C.R. and Jervadean Carpenter of Waldron and Rosena Dobson of Texas; great great grandparents, Orval and Mertice Kirk of Levelland, Texas; great-great grandfather, A.B. Carpenter of Waldron; great uncle, Raymond Carpenter of Sleydon, Mississippi; great aunt, Cara Brashear of Levelland, Texas. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Craig Straight officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Serving as pallbearers were the grandfathers. Memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Children's Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Scott County Times
11 May 2005
BOBBY MOURTON

Bobby Lee Mourton of Springfield died April 21, 2005 of complications from a heart attack. He was 71. He was born Dec. 10, 1933 in Mena, Arkansas to Phelon and Gertrude Reed Mourton. He married Betty Burnett on March 21, 1959 in Waldron. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He worked at Chase Gardens for 14 1/2 years and at States Industries until he was disabled. He enjoyed talking to people, especially children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors and enjoyed cruising the neighborhood in his wheelchair. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Alisa Carrillo of Springfield; a son, Greg of Harrisburg; two brothers, C.B. of Redlands, California, and Jim of Waldron; four sisters, Jean Lawrence of Monroe, Mary Calicott of Eugene and Betty Reid and Yvonne Young both of Prescott Valley, Arizona; a nephew, Steve Mourton and family of Waldron; one brother-in-law, J.D. Burnett and family of Waldron; one sister-in-law, Sue Bottoms and family and three grandchildren. A grandson, Taylor, died in 1997. No service is planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
4 March 1998
MELBA DEAN MOURTON

Melba Dean Mourton, 63, of Waldron died Tuesday, February 24, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired furniture factory worker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27,1998 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Jim, of the home; one son, Steve Mourton, of Waldron; her mother, Velma Wagner, of Waldron; one sister, Shirley Slaughterbeck, of Waldron; one brother, Bill Wagner, of Waldron; two grandchildren: Josh and Mandy Mourton, of Waldron. Pallbearers were Larry Brown, Larry Horn, Kenneth Nevills, Billy Ray, John Laird and Dan Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Carnahan, Billy Jack Black, Gary Hunt and Clyde Kennedy. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 April 2011
ROBERT ARLAN MUILENBURG

Robert Arlan Muilenburg, 75, of Y-City, Arkansas died in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 11, 2011. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on Jan. 24, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arie & Wilma Muilenburg, and brothers, Virgil (Bill) Muilenburg and Gary Muilenburg. He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Muilenburg; daughter Robin L. Mendenhall & husband Roger; sons Robert P. Muilenburg, David W. Muilenburg, Stephen A. Muilenburg; stepsons Anthony S. Kerekes and wife Tamra and Raymond V. Kerekes & wife Debbie; sister Mary Ann Myers; several grandchildren & great- grandchildren & many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on May 1st at 3:00 p.m. at St. Jude's Catholic Church.

Scott County Times
21 November 2001
WILLIAM MULLINAX

William Erwin Mullinax, 87, of Plainview, Arkansas died Saturday, November 10, 2001. Born June 14, 1914 at Hochatown, Oklahoma to Jess Dee and Callie Mae Duncan Mullinax, he was former owner of Midland Supply Company at Ola, Arkansas. He was predeceased by two wives, Evelyn Brown Mullinax and Mabel Hulsey Mullinax; one brother, Jake Mullinax; and two sisters, Marie Mullinax Walker and Margie Mullinax Hoel. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce W. and Juanita Mullinax of Bigelow and Alvin L. and Cathy Mullinax of Muskogee, Oklahoma; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grand- children; six step daughters and four step-sons-in-law, Della Mae and Lonnie Ray Beggs of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Linda Stinson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Wanda and Darrell Smalling of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Norma Layne of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Becky and Greg Dixon of Ola, Arkansas and Janice and Tim Miller of Norman, Arkansas; two stepsons and step- daughters-in-law, Sonny and Barbara Hulsey of Norman, Arkansas and Jimmy and Donna Hulsey of Ola, Arkansas; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Thornton Funeral Home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and the service was held at 2:00 p.m. on November 13, 2001 in Joplin, Arkansas. Brother David Dumsey officiated the grave side ceremony service at the Joplin Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Frankie McConnell, Kevin Smalling, Kendal Phipps, Ben Mullinax, Jimmy Hulsey and J.R. Haney.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
GEORGE J. MUNTZ

George J. Muntz, 80, of Wister, Okla. passed away Tuesday, April 20 at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau. Mr. Muntz was born on February 3, 1919 in North Bergen, NJ to Victor and Margaret (Delsie) Muntz. Mr. Muntz was a member of the Catholic faith and a WWII veteran. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2648, the American Legion Post 0305 and the AARP. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister with the Reverend Fred Woodrall officiating. He married Mildred Seidel in Union City, New Jersey on September 7, 1940, she preceded him in death in 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Dorothy Lewellen, on April 18, 1999. Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Trautz, of Oklahoma City, Okla; two grandchildren: George Espinel and his wife Cheri, of Wister, Okla., and Mildred Owens of Oklahoma City, Okla; four great-grandchildren: Michael and Marchelle Owens, both of Oklahoma City and George Matthew and Lynsey Breanna Espinel both of Wister, Okla; one son-in-law, Russell Lewellen of Waldron. Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
J.B. MURDOCH

J.B. Murdoch, 93, of the Economy community, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1920 in Atkins to the late Robert and Lizzie Strickland Murdoch. He was a Christian and member of the Hector Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as elder for many years. Upon retirement and moving to the home place he attended the Hopewell Baptist Church. J.B. was a World War II veteran serving 44 months as a medic. He was selected to attend the WWII Honor Flight in May 2011 and was overwhelmed by the attention bestowed on them. He was retired 33 years from the U.S. Postal Service where he spent 31 years as a rural mail carrier from the Hector post office. He loved to garden, keep the place looking good, and talking to people. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He was loved and will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Mary Rebecca Carter Murdoch; parents; sisters Ernestine Haralson, Willa Baldridge, and grandson Jason Patrick Smith. Survivors include sister Nina McDowell of Alabama, daughter and son-in-law Janis and Don Smith of Waldron; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Ann Murdoch of Economy; three grandchildren Brian Smith of Muldrow, Oklahoma; Kelly Hay of Bryant, Lindsay Taylor of Murphy, Texas; great-grandchildren Blayn, Ethan, Bronson and Ashlyn of Muldrow; Jackson and Spencer of Bryant; Addison and Austin of Murphy; and special friend Mildred Blackburn of Russellville. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews on the Murdoch and Carter side. Pallbearers were Jeff Baldridge, Ben Houston, Jim Balkman, Jason Hay, Sam Young and Blake Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Joe Carter and Ronald J. Beweley. Graveside service and burial was 1:00 pm Saturday, April 27 at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Charlie Byrd officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland Cemetery, P.O. Box 440, Atkins, AR 72823.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
RUTH MURDOCK

Ruth Hester Murdock died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 in St. Edwards Hospital, Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born May 8, 1914 in Fairplay, Panola County, Texas to James Joseph Hester, Jr. and Sarah Amelia Cocke Hester. She was united in marriage to William Boyd Murdock on August 2, 1933 at the home of her parents in Seabrook, Texas. Ruth is survived by one son Thomas M. Murdock and his wife Patricia Duncan Murdock of Nella, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Keckler Murdock of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and a former daughter-in-law, Kitty Kelly Murdock of Clinton, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and their spouses: Jon and Glenda Murdock of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Kyle and Tonnie Murdock of Clinton, Arkansas, Charley and Kelly Murdock Billy of Bozeman, MT, Robert and Wendy Murdock Russ of Oxnard, CA, Bart and Melissa Murdock of Greenwood, Arkansas, Shane and Sarah Murdock Davis of Parks, Arkansas, Scott and Emily Murdock of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Julie Murdock of Little Rock, Arkansas; twelve great-grandchildren: Tonya Murdock of Wynn, Arkansas, Jonathan Murdock of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Jay Murdock of Puyallup, WA, Janie Murdock of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, Jordan and Courtney Davis of Parks, Arkansas, Bret and Caitlin Murdock of Greenwood, Arkansas, Amy and Eric Parkhurst of Cauthron, Arkansas and Nicolas and Isaac Murdock of Heber Springs, Arkansas and two great-great grandchildren: Devonte Murdock of Wynn, Arkansas and Brianna Murdock of Puyallup, WA. She is also survived by a brother, James Joseph Hester, III of Seabrook, Texas and two nieces: Beth Hester of LaPorte, Texas and Janet Hester Sherwood and her husband Steve Sherwood of LaPorte, Texas. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, William Boyd Murdock, Jr. Ruth was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Seabrook Methodist Church, Seabrook, Texas. The body will be cremated under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas and the remains will be buried in the Murdock plot, next to her husband, in the Seabrook City Cemetery, Seabrook, Texas.

The Waldron News
29 January 2014
BINJI JOLENE E. MURPHY

Binji Jolene E. Murphy of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, January 27, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Binji was born July 20, 1930 to Alfred Eason and Loa (Burnett) Eason in Baytown, Texas. Binji was 83 years, 6 months and 7 days old. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. Binji leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband Billy of the home, three children: Lori Austin of Seattle, Washington, Carl Hobbs of Shelbyville, Tennessee and Viki Smithburg of Waldron, Arkansas as well as three grandchildren: Christy Skaggs, Jennifer Hobbs and Beka Boon. Binji is also survived by five sisters: Vivian Coleman, Velma Murphy, Sophie Chasteen, Faye Brooks and Connie Stuban and one brother, Ed Eason. Binji will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Binji is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Loa Eason. Binji's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Binji's visitation will be Friday, January 31, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
24 February 2010
DIANE MURPHY

Diane Murphy, 50, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in her home in Waldron, Arkansas. Diane was born at Moses Lake, Washington, January 13, 1960 to the late Edwin Paul Murphy and Janet Blair. She was a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Waldron Nursing Center. She is survived by her caregiver and special friend Sue Bottoms of Waldron, Arkansas. Diane was preceded in death by her husband Billy Davis. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
HENRY DURREL MURPHY

Henry Durrel Murphy, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas formerly of Springdale, AR passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. Durrel was born in Murfreesboro, Arkansas on September 2, 1935 to Henry and Bertha (James) Murphy. He moved to California as a child and granduated from Willits High School in 1954. He was a certified Chevrolet Mechanic for over 35 years. Durrel was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved to travel. He spent 12 years traveling to various parts of the country selling antique car parts. His favorite place was Hot August Nights swap meet in Reno, Nevada. Durrel lived in Springdale, Arkansas for 17 years, after retiring he moved back to Waldron. He is a member of the Waldron Church of Christ and lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He is survived by his wife Mona (Powell) Murphy of the home, daughter Kimberly Hewitt and grandchildren Skyler and Brandon Hewitt of the home; daughter Nancy Taylor and husband Shawn of Waldron, AR; daughter Cathy Koch and husband Bill of Fayetteville, AR; daughter Ann Lorenz and husband Russ of Willits, California; daughter Michele Pyle and husband John of Lincoln, AR; adopted daughters Marilyn Hegna and husband Tiny of Springdale, AR, Susan Ingle of Willits, CA; 29 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Durrel was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jackson and Bertha Lee (James) Murphy. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Waldron Church of Christ with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Emmett Barnett, Charlie Bliss, Brad Stamps, Rick Metcalf, Raymond Self and Kerry Barnett.

The Waldron News
5 April 2000
MARY IDONA MARIE MURPHY

Mary Idona Marie Murphy, 66, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Thursday, March 30, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and attended Charleston Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at Charleston Assembly of God Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, W.R. Murphy of Mansfield, AR; two daughters, Gina Mitchell of Traverse City, MI and Jan Smith of Mansfield, AR; three sons, Larry Murphy of Arma, KS, Kreg Murphy of Granby, MO and Gary Murphy of Girard, KS; one sister, Madine Murphy of Blue Springs, MO; two brothers, Manuel Blakenship and Fredrick Blakenship both of Licking, MO; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Larry, Jerry and Brad Murphy, Jimmy and Robbie Kichler, Shenandoah Capps and Johnathan Beauford.

The Waldron News
10 January 2001
JAMES "J.R." MURRAH

James "J.R." Murrah, 74, of Weeks, Arkansas died Friday, January 5, 2001 in Ft. Smith. He was a resident of the area since 1979, was a poultry farmer and a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Weeks, AR. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Weeks, AR with burial at Weeks Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; one daughter, Rebecca Meinardus of Alma, AR; two sons, Jack of Ft. Smith, AR and Heath of Weeks, AR; five grandchildren, Travers, James & Joel Meinardus and J.D. & Jacob Murrah.

The Waldron News
26 October 2011
ANNA LOU MURRAY

Anna Lou Murray of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by her family, Monday morning, October 24, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Anna Lou was born November 26, 1931 in Watts, Oklahoma to the late A.K. McCoy and Mary Ethel (Taylor) McCoy. She was 79 years, 10 months and 28 days old. In 1949 Anna Lou graduated from Watts High School in Watts, Oklahoma with a total of nine classmates. December 21, 1950 Anna Lou married her high school classmate and sweetheart Bill Murray. Together they started their life in Mena, Arkansas. In Mena she was a member of the 3 Musketeers which included Anna Lou, Joy Simpson and Lois Quillin. They would enjoy taking their children swimming every day in the summer months. They moved to Waldron in 1966. She was a fan of County & Western music which lead to her hobby of dancing. The Waltz being her favorite. She Waltzed probably a thousand miles with Bill. Anna's favorite song was "The Storm Never Last." Anna retired from Tyson Foods after 30 years as Hatchery secretary. She was a proud card carrying member of the "Cherokee Nation." Anna was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Senior Citizens Center in Waldron. She was also a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church and was a life long Christian. Most of all she lived her life to care for and love Bill and Johnny. Those left to cherish the memory of Anna Lou are her husband of 60 years, Bill of the home; one son, Johnny and wife Sandy of Waldron; one sister Sharon Bales of Oloogha, Oklahoma. She also leaves to cherish her memory one niece, Maryann Stanley and husband Rick of Oloogha, Oklahoma; one step grandson Matt Taff of Waldron; one step granddaughter Casie Akins and husband Tyson of Waldron, and one great granddaughter Daisy Akins of Waldron as well as many other family members and friends. Anna Lou's life celebration service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Charles Whedbee officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, ARkansas. Anna Lou's pallbearers will be Bill Hunt, Dale Kopf, Roger Sparks, Glen Dale Sparks, Fritz Moralis and Bob Shores. Her honorary pallbearers will be James Richmond, Herman Holloman and Jay Kenner. Anna Lou's visitation will be Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 October 1998
CLAUDIA LOUISE MURRAY

Claudia Louise Murray, 60, of Shreveport died Oct. 17, 1998 in Shreveport. She was a bank clerk and a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her father, William Sam Godfrey and two brothers, Danny Godfrey and William Ed Godfrey. Survivors include one daughter, Michele Porter of Shreveport; one son, David Murray; her mother, Nora Mae Godfrey of Waldron; one sister, Kathy Vaughn of Greenwood; four brothers, James Godfrey, Johnny Godfrey, Randy Godfrey of Waldron and Bill Godfrey of Temecula, California; three grandchildren, Ashley Murray, Amber Brouillette, and Brandon McCollum. Funeral services are set for 2 .m. Oct. 21, at Parks Methodist Church with burial by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
18 February 2004
KATHERENE (JAMESON) GRIFFITH MURRAY

"Kay" Katherene (Jameson) Griffith Murray, 83, passed away at the Newport Long-term Care Center on January 13, 2004. She was born on May 3, 1920 in Parks, Ark. and was one of ten children born to James F. and Fannie (Carter) Jameson. She was raised in Arkansas and graduated from high school in 1938. In 1940 she married William P. Griffith in Waldron, Ark. By 1943 they were living in San Diego, Calif. where she worked 15 years as an operator for Bell Telephone Company. After that time she graduated from beauty college. Murray owned and operated Katherene Murray's Hair Styling in El Cajon, Calif. When her health began to fail several months ago, she moved to her son's home in Oldtown. Murray was a loving mother who enjoyed taking care of her family. Survivors include one son, Donald (and Dorene) Griffith of Oldtown; one grandson, David Griffith; one granddaughter, Dawn (and Walt) Roe; and one great-grandson, Nicolas Roe, all of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by five sisters, Victoria Porter, Vida Hoffman, JoAnn Rhyne, Edna Watson and Kathelene Morrison. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Heath Funeral Home in National City, Calif. Burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home of Newport was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
14 August 2013
MARION "M.T." MUSGROVE

Marion "M.T." Musgrove, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Little Rock. He was born October 28, 1939 in Tulare, California to the late Marion Thomas Musgrove and the late Dovie Thompson Musgrove. He worked for Brinks Security as an armed guard for many years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed. He is survived by wife Ragenia Musgrove of Mena, Arkansas; son James Michael Musgrove of Mena, Arkansas; daughters Sherry Lynn Siebert of McKinney, Texas; Tarrell Yvonne Davidson of McLeod, Oklahoma; stepsons James Boyd Stuart, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas; Timothy Kane Stuart of Sulphur, Oklahoma; brothers Henry Musgrove of Texas; Paul Musgrove of Mena, Arkansas; Gerald Musgrove of Mena, Arkansas; sisters Virginia Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; Linda Stovall of Sims, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Dovie Musgrove, a brother Charles Musgrove and a sister, Betty Simmons. Memorial services were Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ouachita Mt. Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend George Crump officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
31 March 2004
JANET CARTER MYERS

Waldron--Funeral services for Janet Carter Myers, 40, of Waldron were held Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 2 pm at Cedar Creek Community Church with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Myers died Sunday, March 21, 2004 in her home. She was a retired waitress. Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Wyrick of Granite, Oklahoma; a son, Justin Myers of Altus, Oklahoma; her father, Charlie "Bud" Carter of Parks; a sister, Brenda Matheson of Russellville; two brothers, Paul Carter of Waldron and John Carter of Parks; six nephews; two nieces and several great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Matthew Carter, Paul Carter, Jr., Larry Wagner, Paul Matheson, Mike Angel and Jimmy Angel.

The Waldron News
10 December 2003
MARY FRANCES MYERS

Mary Frances Myers, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2003 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a retired elementary teacher in the Waldron Public Schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was preceded in death by her parents, B.S. and Bessie Hinkle, and husband Ralph I. Myers. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Fisher of North Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Johnnie Faye Owens and Juanita Hinkle both of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, Ryan Fisher, Kelley Fisher and Greta Myers Adams; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Reggie Owens, Clyde Kennedy, Jarrod Hughes, Jordan Hughes, Byron Owens and Wallace Aspinwall. Honorary pallbearers were Waldron Retired Teachers. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Waldron, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

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