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The Waldron News
14 April 1999
PETE W. NANCE

Pete W. Nance, 86, of Waldron, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired construction contractor and attended the Haw Creek Baptist Church. Memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at Haw Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada Nance, of the home; two sons: Robert J. Taylor of Palmdale, Calif. and Stephen L. Taylor of Ojai, Calif; one sister, Rita Warren of Camarillo, Calif; six grandchildren: Karen D. Kelton, Larry Kelton, Max Taylor, Allie Taylor, Sherry Taylor, all of California, and Shawn L. Taylor of Fort Hood, Tex; two great- grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
LOUIS LEE NAPIER, SR.

Louis Lee Napier, Sr., 57, of Booneville, died May 31, 1999 in a Booneville hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Napier. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on June 4, 1999 in First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at Lick Creek Cemetery near Booneville. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Napier, of the home; two daughters, Debbie Napier of Mansfield and Ronda Young of Booneville; one step-daughter, Mollie Kennedy of Booneville; two sons, Louis "Tootie" Napier and Andy Napier, both of Booneville; three step-sons, Clay Holbrook of Grand Prairie, Tex., Scott Holbrook of York, Virginia and Dale Johnson of Booneville; his parents: Jack and Jimmye Napier of Booneville; two sisters, Jackie Brown of Florida and Sarah Jane Ramsey of Fort Smith; one brother, Harry Napier of Booneville; nine grandchildren and 16 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and five step-great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
COLUMBUS PRICE NEAL

Columbus Price Neal, 82, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Rogers. He was born on November 12, 1931 at Embry, Mississippi to his parents Columbus Franklin Neal and Eula Linton Pittman Neal. Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Cedar Creek Community Church in Waldron, AR with the Rev. Bill Harwell officiating. Burial was held at Sanders Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home - Paris.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
OPAL OLIVER NEAL

Opal Oliver Neal, 86, of Waldron, died Saturday, April 10, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was past president of Scott County Farm Bureau. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Neal. Funeral service was at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 1999 in First Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Neal Erwin of Dallas, Tex; two sons: William Oliver Neal of Dallas, Tex. and Thomas Earl Neal of Carbondale, Ill; eight grandchildren: William Russell Neal, Allison Lee Neal, David Earl Neal, Kent Alan Neal, Patrick Shawn Neal, Canssandra Ann Sabel, Kimberly Ruth Hasty and Pamela Jane Jones; 13 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kent Neal, Shawn Neal, Russell Neal, Billy Hasty, Jeff Sabel and Keith Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were W.J. Rimmer, L.R. Sawyer and Curtis Oliver. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
THOMAS EARL NEAL

Thomas Earl Neal, 72, of Carbondale, Illinois passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born in Waldron, Arkansas on May 8, 1938 to Opal and Inez (Austin) Neal. He married Betty Martin on October 6, 1986, in Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Opal and Inez Neal and his brother-in-law Bob Erwin. Tom was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from ABF Trucking. After his retirement, he drove a school bus for the Carterville School District. He loved trucks and tractors. He and his wife Betty raised and showed miniature horses. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Betty, three sons, David and his wife Sheryl Neal of Oceanside, California, Kent and wife Tammy Neal of South Amherst, Ohio, and Shawn Neal of Anaheim, California; ten grandchildren; one brother, Bill Neal and wife Roswitha of Dallas, Texas; one sister Sandy Neal Erwin of Dallas, Texas; two nieces; one nephew; on great niece and one great nephew. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Drury Christian Church, Carbondale, Illinois, with Reverend Moran officiating. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation for the Duncan Cemetery Perpetual Care fund. You may send these donations c/o The Bank of Waldron.

The Waldron News
3 July 2013
FLORENCE MAYME NEEDHAM

Florence Mayme Needham went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2013, while in hospice care in Arlington, Virginia. Florence moved from Waldron to be near her daughter and family in 2008. She spent most of her time in Virginia in Sunrise Assisted Living. Florence was born June 19, 1920 in New Lenox, IL. She met her husband John ("Jack") Needham as a teen, and they married August 4th, 1940. Jack passed away in 1987, just a few years after moving to Waldron from Tustin, California. Florence then became a member of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Club, the local AARP chapter and a member of the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene. Florence was known in Waldron for the articles she wrote about the AEHC, for opening her home for meetings, her cheery little poems, and for her famous "Sunshine Cake" she baked for every bake sale or special occasion. She also enjoyed sewing hundreds of stuffed animals that were donated to the children's hospital, and quilt making. Florence is survived by her four children and their spouses: Charles and Ruth Needham of Albuquerque, NM; Jeanette and Graham Porter of Prescott, AZ; James and Nancy Needham of Irvine, CA and Wanda and Frederic Morell of Herndon, VA. She is also survived by her five granddaughters and their spouses: Rhonda Porter McElroy, Kimberly Porter Lundberg, Tonia Morell Geiger, Christine Needham Wartenberg, Cherilyn Morell Christie and her grandson Matthew Morell; additionally, by her 6 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Funeral services are being held at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas, with interment at Duncan Cemetery. Please make contributions to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

The Waldron News
20 November 2013
DALTON RAY NEIDECKER

Dalton Ray Neidecker of Booneville, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, November 15, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Dalton was born June 6, 1995 in Fort Smith Arkansas. Dalton was 18 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Dalton leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Debra Webb of Booneville, Arkansas; one sister, Destiny Neidecker of Booneville, Arkansas and one brother, Trevor Neidecker of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Dalton is preceded in death by his father, Raymond McManus Webb. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 January 2010
VILLA OEDIA NEIGHBORS

Villa Oedia Neighbors, 86, of Nola, Ark. went to be with her Lord on Dec. 26, 2009 at Mitchells Nursing Home in Danville, Ark. Villa was born April 27, 1923 in Rover, Ark. to Henry and Pearl Lessley Neighbors. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry and Pearl Lessley Neighbors, brothers and sisters-in-law Raymond and Onedia Neighbors, Preston and Beatrice Neighbors, brothers Opal and Claude Neighbors, sister Imajean (Neighbors) Smith. Villa is survived by four nieces and their husbands, Dr. Joan and Bud Harper of Fort Smith, Ark., Patsy and Jake Pickens of Gravelly, AR, Debbie and Dale Gann of Broken Arrow, OK, Dorotha and Roy Lee Austin of Harvey, AR, a nephew and wife, Gary and Loretta Neighbors of Lake Jackson, Texas, and numerous other relatives and friends. We all loved her dearly. She is a member of the Nola Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, the church, her family and friends. Pallbearers include Roy Austin, Roy Hodges, Nathane Hodges, Jamie Pickens, Gary Neighbors and Mike Austin. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Nola Church of Christ with Lenord Fuson officiating. Burial will be at Parks Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

Scott County Times
23 June 2004
WILLIAM NEILL

Fort Smith--A memorial service for William Neill, 44, of Fort Smith was held Friday, June 18, 2004 at 2 pm at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Mr. Neill died June 1, 2004 in Van Buren. He was a construction worker. Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Neill of Yakima, Washington and Trisha Neill of Vicksburg, Washington; a son, Michael Reed of Fort Smith; his father, Jimmy Brooks of Waldron; three sisters, Darlene Prine and Debbie Pipkins, both of Cassville and Pamela Rose of Waldron; three brothers, Jeffery Neill of Alma, Richard Neill of Fort Smith and Jason Neill of Waldron; and two grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 December 2007
CHARLES B. NELSON

Charles B. Nelson, 63, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007 in his home. He was retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory and Tyson. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. he is survived by his wife, Phyllis Nelson of the home; one daughter, Marianne Decker of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, John Charles Nelson of the home; two grandchildren, Kalyn and Lukas Isom of the home; one sister, Dorthy Thompson of Greenwood, Missouri; one niece, Karen and her husband Bill Bergman; and one nephew, Bryan Searcy. Pallbearers were Duane Blackmon, Gary Nelson, Rick Love, Jeff Janway, Robert Blackmon, Rusty Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Aspinwall, Brandon Nelson, Ed Nelson, Gary Janway, Jeff Gaines, Ronnie Nelson, M.C. Nelson, Tony Blackmon, Davey Hanshaw.

The Waldron News
13 September 2000
DAVID L. NELSON

David Nelson was born on May 4, 1940 at Sault Ste. Marie, MI, the son of Robert and Rose Zornes Nelson. He grew up at St. Ignace, MI and graduated from high school. He then attended business college at Bay City, MI. David worked for Computer Services Corporation and DNR Development Corporation. His work took him to Pakistan from 1970-1975 and then to Iran until 1978. David was married to Kay Tarrant on December 1, 1976 in Tehran, Iran. In 1978, they moved to Elk City, OK where they owned a motel for three years. David was the Vice-President with Dalon Enterprises from 1981 - 1986. He then worked for Simon Engineering in Norman, OK. He was a pastor from Arkansas from 1993 - 1998. David and Kay moved to Sioux Falls in May of 1999. David passed away at Sioux Valley Hospital after a long bout with cancer on August 26, 2000 at the age of 60. David liked to hunt and fish, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. Grateful for having shared in his life is his wife, Kay; parents, Robert and Rose Nelson of St. Ignace, MI; four sons, Ric Nelson and Mike Nelson, both of Everett, WA, Mark Cress of Edmonds, WA, John Cress of Ozark, Arkansas; three daughters, Kimberly Hillier of Everett, WA, Mary Lawrence of Sioux Falls, Patti Severson of Tea; 9 grandchildren, Allen Nelson, Jennifer Hillier, Mike Hillier, Derek Cress, Tiffany Cress, Tabitha Cress, Darrell Severson, Troy Lawrence and Tim Lawrence; one great grand-daughter, Kassidy Kay Lee; one brother, Jim Nelson of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Jo Ann Brohl of Wyandotte, MI; and a host of extended family and friends. Pallbearers were Richard Severson, Darrell Severson, Troy Lawrence, Kelly Ward, John Cress and Jim Nelson.

The Waldron News
3 December 2008
DOROTHY NELSON

Dorothy Nelson, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was an Assistant Department Manager at J.C. Penney's. She is survived by two daughters, Glenda Caldwell and husband Robert, Brenda McFarland and husband Charlie, one son Jim Nelson and wife Louise, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two special nieces Maxine Endsley and Joyce Looper. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Monday, December 1, 2008 at the Jubilee Church with interment at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
ELIZABETH MARY NELSON

Elizabeth Mary Nelson, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, May 19, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Elizabeth was born October 20, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a Roman Catholic. Elizabeth is survived by four sons, Larry Nelson of Rogers, Arkansas, Jon Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas, Tim Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas, Brian Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two daughters-in-law, Anglia Nelson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jessica Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Kaleb Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas, Jeron Nelson of Westville, Oklahoma, Khawanna Nelson of Westville, Oklahoma, Brantley Nelson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Savannah Nelson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Tunk of Laport, Indiana, Cecilia Constanzo of Waldron, Arkansas. Elizabeth's Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Elizabeth's family received friends at the Saint Jude Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to the funeral hour on Monday, May 23, 2011.

Scott County Times
4 June 2003
GERALD NELSON

Gerald Winton Nelson, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas (formerly of Kansas City, Missouri) died Monday, June 2, 2003 at his home. Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, June 6, 2003 at Cedar Creek Community Church. Burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday, June 5, 2003 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the funeral home. Mr. Nelson retired from the Ford Motor Co. in Kansas City in 1976 and moved back to his home state that same year where he farmed 400 acres until his "second" retirement in 1999. He was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta in 2002. He is survived by his son Jerry D. Nelson of Kansas City and four daughters, Nadine Watson of Waldron, Ilene Robinson of Kansas City, Jonell Biemeck of Colonial Beach, Virginia and Evalyn Hanson of Ft. Worth, Texas; twelve grandchildren; twenty nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Wayne and David Nelson, Greg and Tim Robinson, Marty, Rick and Raymond Watson and Rod Courtney. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 July 1999
HENRY LYNN NELSON

Henry Lynn Nelson, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Friday, July 2, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired truck mechanic for Pepsi, a Protestant and a Veteran of WWII. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 5, at Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his wife, Venita of the home; one daughter, Glenda Caldwell of Waldron, AR; one son, Jim Nelson of Waldron, AR; his mother, Vonnie Shores of Waldron, AR; one brother, Bobby Shores of St. Louis, MO; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
JENNIE LYNN NELSON

Jennie Lynn Nelson, born November 7, 1911 in Avenger, Texas passed away on September 30, 2004 in Arkansas while visiting with family. She was 92 years old. Mrs. Nelson moved to Merced in 1945 which she made her home and it was here that she raised her family. Mrs. Nelson was a dedicated member of Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church of God for over 50 years. She devoted many hours teaching her Sunday school class, visiting the sick and afflicted, and in any other way that she could serve others. Mrs. Nelson loved reading her bible and sharing that knowledge with those around her. She loved having the young people in her home ready to be fed and prepared numerous meals on a small budget that somehow fed every one that arrived. Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Herman Nelson in 1984 and her son, Ed Nelson. She is survived by her children, Billy J. Nelson of Boles, Arkansas, Betty Brooks of Pahrump, Nevada, Helen Broussard of Pahrump, Nevada, Sheri Parker of Boles, Arkansas, Steve Nelson of San Jose and Judy Saunders of Edmond, Oklahoma, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A visitation has been scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2004 from 2-7 pm at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel with the funeral service to follow on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at 11 am at Calvary Temple, 2740 Hwy. 59, Merced, California. Interment will be at Merced District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel.

Scott County Times
5 July 2000
JOHNNIE NELSON

Bonanza--Johnnie E. Nelson, 82, of Bonanza died Thursday, June 29, 2000 in his home. He was retired from civil service, a member of the Bonanza Assembly of God and an army veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Monday, July 3, 2000 at Bonanza Assembly Of God Church with burial at Hartford Memorial. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Onie Slater) Nelson; one son, Elmer Nelson of Bonanza; two sisters, Marie Furnatter of Edessa, Texas and Hilda Plumlee of Garland, Texas; one brother, Roland Nelson of Bismark; four grandchildren, Laurie Beam, Larry and Ricky Nelson and Cindy Ledbetter, and eight great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
3 October 2012
KATHLEEN NORRIS NELSON

Kathleen Norris Nelson of Y-City, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born March 5, 1928 to Raymond Thomas Hightower and Valina G. McCollum in Batesville, Arkansas, Kathleen was 83 years, 6 months and 21 days old. Kathleen lived in Y-City, Arkansas for over 30 years. She was a member of Waldron Church of Christ. Kathleen was a devoted Christian woman who loved reading her Bible and sharing the word of God. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also listened to country music. But first, last and always Kathleen was a lady and it was reflected in her every action. Kathleen leaves behind to cherish her memory, Billy Joe Nelson of Y-City, one daughter, Patricia McCollum of Muldrow, Oklahoma, one son Ray Pridmore of Muldrow, Oklahoma. Kathleen is also survived by three grandchildren, Johanna Fair of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Shannon Davis of Phoenix City, Alabama, and Derik Pridmore of Muldrow, Oklahoma, as well as two great grandchildren, Valina Myers of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Randal Fair of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Valina (McCollum) Hightower. A private family service will be held in Gurdy Cemetery in Gurdy, Oklahoma at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
24 July 2002
LUCY LORETTA NELSON

Waldron--Funeral services for Lucy Loretta Nelson, 85,of Waldron were held Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 2 pm at Parks Baptist Church. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Nelson died Saturday, July 20, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker, a cook and a seamstress. She was a member at Waldron First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gerald of the home; four daughters, Nadine Watson of Waldron, Ilene Robinson and Evalyn Sue Hansan both of Kansas City, Missouri and Jonell Biembeck of Colonial Beach, Virginia; a son, Jerry DeWayne Nelson of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Ivonne Biship of Birmingham, Alabama and Irene Roberson of Richmond, California; a brother, Herman Byram of San Antonio, Texas; twelve grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; and two great-great grand- children. Pallbearers were Marty Watson, David Nelson, Rick Watson, Raymond Watson, Wayne Nelson, Greg Robinson, Rod Courtney and Tim Robinson.

The Waldron News
27 October 2010
M.C. NELSON

M.C. Nelson, 86, of Greenwood, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 22, 2010 at St. Edwards Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on January 2, 1924 to Ernest C. Nelson and Lela Bell Taylor Nelson in Winfield, Arkansas. M.C. was a World War II veteran of CBI Center China Burma India, a deacon of the Winfield Baptist Church and a retiree of Tyson Foods. He is survived by his wife Allena Holleman Nelson of 62 years; one son Marty Nelson and wife Theresa of Greenwood, Arkansas; one daughter Tamara Fultz and husband John of Perryville, Arkansas; one sister Carlene Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas; four grandchildren, Moriah Fultz, Marleigh Glasgow, Luke Fultz and Duke Nelson. He is also survived by one nephew Lonnie Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas; four nieces, Madge Nelson Blackburn and Denise Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas, Gena Dunn Hardy of Waldron, Arkansas, Cheryl Dunn Travers of Baku, Azerbaijan; one brother-in-law Herman Holleman and wife Daphine of Parks, Arkansas and a host of cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by one daughter Tina Suzanne Nelson, his parents and one brother Winton Ray Nelson. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Duane Blackmon, Rick Love, Wallace Aspinwall, Brandon Nelson, Rick Black, Trent Cox, Scott Clemmons, Kendall Beam and Jonathon Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Clyde Stinson, Joe Plum, David Byford, Todd Hunsucker, RC Maxell, Odell Staggs, DeWayne Wadkins, James Kopf and all the members of the Nelson Deer Camp.

The Waldron News
17 February 1999
OPAL MAE NELSON

Opal Mae Nelson, 77, of Waldron died Feb. 4 in a local hospital. She was a retired nursing home laundry worker and a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include two daughters, Madge Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas, Jean Milligan of Waldron; two sisters, Joyce Vaught of Waldron, Emma Watkins of Weed, California; one brother, Johnny Cole of Wilton; one grandchild, Darrin Milligan of Waldron; two great grandsons, Dustin Milligan of Waldron, Cory Milligan of Waldron. Pallbearers were Ronnie Nelson, M.C. Nelson, Marty Nelson, James Kopf, Rainey Ridenhour and Jake Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Plummer, Travis Plummer, Denver Plummer, Tony Vaught and Herman Atchley. Viewing was from noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 5.

Scott County Times
25 May 2005
ORVEL NELSON

Orvel L. Nelson, age 87 of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, May 20, 2005 in Fayetteville Hospital. He was retired U.S. Army and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by two daughters, Zandra Andrews of Barling, Arkansas and Mary Young of Seattle, Washington; one son, Wayne G. Nelson of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two sisters, Bonnie Taylor of Pensacola, Florida and Kathryn Montoya of Longview, Texas; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fort Smith, Arkansas with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
4 January 2006
RUTH NELSON

Ruth Ann Horn Nelson, age 63, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 23, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church and a Four Star Cashier at the Waldron Wal-Mart. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with interment at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove, Illinois under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Barbra Gregory of Waldron; two stepdaughters, Sharon Melton of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Julia Reed of Pocola, Oklahoma; three sons, Brian Scott Nelson and wife Maria of Los Angeles, California, Jon Eric Nelson of Sugar Grove, Illinois and Douglas Lee Nelson of Pocola, Oklahoma; mother, Jeannette Hartman of Sugar Grove, Illinois; three sisters, Beverly Morshon and husband Gary of Lindenwood, Illinois, Cheryl Andrews and husband Dewayne of Dixon, Illinois, Ceryl Benson and husband Bob of Batavia, Illinois; two brothers, Bill Hartman and wife Ruth Ann of Taylor Ridge, Illinois, Bill Horn and wife Pat of Mesa, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Treasure Nicole, Scott Lee, Joel Adam, Tyler Jason Gregory, Jay Dillon, Ashlee Nicole, Jeff Melton, Wayne Boyd and John Hill. She was preceded in death by Ervin Horn, Deverl Hartman, Ervina Horn, Eddie Gregory and Jay Hanson.

The Waldron News
29 September 2010
TRACY LYNN NELSON

Tracy Lynn Nelson, age 36 of Waldron, Arkansas went to meet her Lord on Sunday, September 19, 2010. She was born on Monday, October 22, 1973 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Sharon Webb and the late Bud Webb of Mena and the late Don Nelson of Longview, Texas. Tracy lived in Waldron with her dearest friend, Terry Meagley. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron. She enjoyed nature, the outdoors, gospel music, classic rock and country musice; she enjoyed cooking chicken and dumplings and pot roast. She enjoyed scrapbooking, helping others and the love of her life, her dog Zoey. Tracy is preceded in death by her father Don Nelson, her step father Bud Webb and her brother Ron Nelson. Survivors include her mother Sharon Webb of Mena; her children Jorden Nelson-Lawson and Daylon Nelson-Yandall both of Waldron; one sister Cathie Scott and husband Bub Scott of Waldron; one step brother Jim Webb of Mena; her sister in law Kim Nelson of Talkeetna, Alaska; her step mother Gale Nelson of Longview, Texas; two nephews, Jerrid and wife Bonnie McMillan and their son Brady McMillan of Laredo, Texas; Justin and wife Whitney Scott of Waldorn and their son Zackary Scott of Waldron; one niece Ashley Akerman of Norman, Oklahoma; several aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service in Tracy's memory will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jubilee Church in Waldron with Reverend Mike Jordan officiating. There will be a private family service to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Jubilee Church in care of Reverend Michael Jordan, 2188 East Highway 241, Waldron, Arkansas 72958. Cremation services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Service in Mena.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
WILLIAM ED NELSON

William Ed Nelson, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Ed was born July 7, 1943 in Winfield, Arkansas to the late Earl and Faye (Sparks) Nelson. Ed is survived by his wife Helen Nelson; eight children, Rusty and Cindy Nelson, James and Lisa Nelson, Matthew and Danica Nelson, Brandon and Heather Nelson, Chris and Christie Akins, Tyson and Casie Akins, Amber and Brad LeMaster, Adam and Pazley Akins; fourteen grandchildren, Kandi Crump and husband Bruce Crump, Nikki Perkins, Baily Nelson, Logan Nelson, Emily Nelson, Brianna Nelson, Bently Nelson, Makenzie Nelson, Elijah Polen, Peyton Boyd, Seth Akins, Eden Akins, Evan Akins, Daisy Akins; two great-grandchildren, Alli Perkins, Garrett Perkins; two brothers, Gary and wife Alice Nelson, Ronnie and wife Debbie Nelson, all of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Willa Dean Lambert of Chula, Arkansas. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Faye (Sparks) Nelson. Ed's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Winfield Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ed's pallbearers will be William Stearman, Duane Blackmon, Rick Love, John Nelson, Jerry Bob Metcalf, Gary Janaway, Jeremy Metcalf and Buddy Joe Helton. His honorary pallbearers will be the Nelson Deer Camp and Allen/Helton Deer Camp. Ed's visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The Waldron News
18 November 1998
WINTON RAY NELSON

Winton Ray Nelson, 76, of' Waldron died Nov. 11, 1998 in his home. He was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church, cattleman and a farmer. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include two daughters, Madge Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas, Jean Milligan of Waldron; one son, Gary Ray Payne of Waldron; one sister, Carlene Blackburn of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother, M.C. Nelson of Waldron; one grandson, two great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were James Kopf, Rainey Ridenhour, Waymon Sparks, Bill Dedmon, Opal Yandell and Bill Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Ridenhour, Charles Nelson, Ed Nelson, Ronnie Nelson and Gary Nelson.

Scott County Times
26 November 2003
OVAL NEVILLS

Waldron--Oval Nevills, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 22, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired rancher, veteran of W.W.II and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his late wife Avanell Nevills. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Kirk Cemetery at Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Yvonne of the home; one son, Kenneth and wife Geanetta Nevills of Cauthron, Arkansas; three step sons, Curtis and Kevin Scott of Boles, Arkansas and Keith Scott of Decatur, Arkansas; one sister, Vida Davis of Parlier, California; one grandchild, Troy and wife Tammy of Cauthron, Arkansas, Travis of Cauthron, Marlene and husband Summerhill of Cedarville, Arkansas; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Roger and Russell Sparks, Billy Tull, Alvin Carnahan, Curtis Scott and Melvin Kelley.

The Waldron News
28 April 2010
YVONNE NEVILLS

Yvonne (Scott) Nevills, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in a Waldron Arkansas nursing home. Yvonne was born November 14, 1938 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late Truman Poyner and Delma (Morris) Poyner. Member of the Southwest Bluegrass Club and avid Bluegrass Musician. She is survived by two sons, Curtis Scott of Waldron, Arkansas, Keith Scott and wife Brenda of Decatur, Texas; one brother, Benton Poyner and wife Dorothy of Waldron, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Autumn Scott, Brandi Scott, Christy Scott, Darlain Scott, Blake Scott, Brolin Scott, Mary Morgan, Erin LaFitte, Lynzie Scott, Luke Scott; twelve great-grandchildren. Yvonne was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her first husband, Gean Scott; and husband Oval Nevills, and one son, Kevin Scott. Yvonne's funeral service was held Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Pilot Prairie Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
CHARLES NEWBERRY

Charles Newberry, 71, of Waldron, died Friday, May 28, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired car salesman, a Baptist, and a member of the Arkansas Blue Grass Association. He was preceded in death by his mother, Flarabel Dozier, and his brothers, Wando and Frankie. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Marcine, of the home; three daughters, Patsy Walker of White Hall, Sharon Williams of Stuttgart and Pamela Davis of Waldron; two sons, Jerry Newberry of Waldron and David Newberry of Fort Smith; one sister, Martha Lou Watkins of Waldron; two brothers, Jerry Newberry of Crosbyton, Tex. and Dickie Newberry of Waldron; ten grandchildren: Rusty, Angie, Vicki, Tammy, Tresha, Shawn, Sonya, Travis, Brian and Brad; 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Sanders, Ira Yeoman, Glen Dale Sparks, Robert Newman, Clyde Garvin and Lester Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were James Richmond, Herman Atchley, Fred Morton, Boone Carlton, Bill Needham. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
FRANKIE LOYD NEWBERRY

Frankie Loyd Newberry, 65 of Waldron died Jan. 16, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Baptist, Veteran of Korean War, a member of the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, was owner and operator of a variety of businesses including an Auto Parts Store, Restaurant and Motel and he was a Real Estate Developer. Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Louise; two daughters, Cindy Nelson of Waldron, Cathy Keener of Parks; mother, Flara Bell Dozier of Waldron; one sister, Martha Lou Watkins of Waldron; three brothers, Charles Newberry and Dickie Newberry of Waldron, Jerry Newberry of Plainview, Texas; two grandsons and three granddaughters. Pallbearers are Davin Hutchens, Benny Newberry, Lonnie Campbell, Bruce Campbell, Dean Brown, Jackie Allen. Honorary pallbearers are Herman Atchley, Ken Nelson, Don Castleberry, Bill Upton, David Newman, Jim Moody, Ken Bynum and Leroy Livesay. Viewing was from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

The Waldron News
2 February 2011
JOYE LEE NEWBERRY

Joye Lee Newberry, 50, of Waldron, AR passed from this life Monday, January 31, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Joye was born Tuesday, January 3, 1961 in Waldron, AR. She was a LPN. Joye is survived by her husband, J.D. Newberry of the home; one daughter, Magan Elmore of Mansfield, AR; one son, J.D. Newberry Jr. of Waldron, AR; one grandson, Boston Elmore of Mansfield, AR. Joye is also survived by one brother, Billy Haga of Waldron, AR. Joye is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Haga; grandmother, Lee Ora Haga, and grandfather, Otto Haga. Joye's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Herigage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Dr. Nathan Bennett, Billy Haga, Wes Collins, J.T. Collins, Robert Knowles. Honorary pallbearers will be Boston Elmore, Leslie (Duffer) Hunt, Sheila Johnston, Tina Brewer, Sharon Brigance. Joye's visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the Herigage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Joye's family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the Herigage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
24 July 2013
MARCINE (TAFF) NEWBERRY

Marcine (Taff) Newberry of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Marcine was born November 28, 1930 to Argus Thomas Taff and Emily Francis (Gimlin) Taff. Marcine was 82 years, 7 months and 19 days old. Marcine was born on a home place just South East of where Sodie Davidson swimming pool is now located. She would run and play where children now swim and play. Marcine married the love of her life, Charles Newberry, when she was just a youngster. Together they enjoyed 51 years and 10 months of wedded bliss before Charles passed from this life. Marcine enjoyed quilting and embroidery. She loved flowers and she loved being around people and family. Marcine never spoke a bad word about anyone or anything. She was a kind hearted woman with a radiating glow of warmth and compassion that loved everyone. She opened her home not only to her family, but also to friends and neighbors and her neighbors children. Marcine looked forward to her home bubbling with little giggles and big bright smiles from all the little children. Everyone enjoyed being around Marcine and her sweet disposition. Marcine leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters, Patsy Walker and husband Tom of Waldron, Arkansas, Sharon Williams and husband Dale of Waldron, Arkansas and Pam Davis and husband Stan of Waldron, Arkansas and one son Jerry Newberry and wife Janice of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother, Larry Taff of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma or Granny will forever be missed by her ten grandchildren: Russell Walker and wife Paula of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Angie Brown and husband Kevin of Sherwood, Arkansas, Tammy Gilbert and husband Marty of Waldron, Arkansas, Shawn Williams and wife Sandra of Waldron, Arkansas, Sonya Nix and husband Cody of Heavener, Oklahoma, Tresha Diffee and husband Greg of Jackson, Tennessee, Vicki Howell of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Travis Newberry and wife Brenda of Greenwood, Arkansas, Brian Davis and wife Traci of Springdale, Arkansas and Brad Davis and wife Belinda of Rogers, Arkansas. Nee Naw had 44 great grandchildren as well as 12 great great grandchildren with two more to be added by the end of the year. Marcine will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Marcine is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Newberry, one son, David Newberry, her parents, Argus and Emily Taff, one brother, Junior Taff and sisters: Betty Sparks, Doris Watts, Louise Holt and Penny Snodgrass. Marcine's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Dale Williams and Ray Jett officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Marcine's pallbearers were Russell, Walker, Greg Diffee, Marty Gilbert, Cody Nix, Shawn Williams, Dickie Newberry, Brian Davis and Brad Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Taff, Kevin Brown, Jerry Ronald Newberry, Larry Charles Rice, Lester Tucker, Neal Sparks, Travis Newberry, Eugene Taff and Pepper Mitchell. Marcine's visitation was Friday, July 19, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Marcine's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Vanessa Reed, P.O. Box 813, Waldron, AR 72958 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
TERRY DAVID NEWBERRY

Terry David Newberry, 53, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 28, 2007 at his home. He was born on November 4, 1953 in Alameda, CA, graduated from Waldron High School, earned his Bachelors Degree in Education from Arkansas Tech University, taught in Fourche Valley and Magazine, worked for Willard Mirrow Company and Trane Industries. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, AR under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Donna of the home; one son, Travis of Muldrow, OK; one granddaughter, Maria of Muldrow, OK; his mother, Marcine Newberry of Waldron, AR; one brother and his wife, Jerry and Jan Newberry of Waldron, AR; three sisters and their husbands, Pat and Tom Walker of White Hall, AR, Sharon and Dale Williams of Waldron, AR, Pam and Stan Davis of Waldron, AR; four nephews, Rusty Walker, Shawn Williams, Brian Davis and Brad Davis; five nieces, Angie Brown, Tammy Gilbert, Sonya Nix, Tresha Thornsberry and Vicki Howell; 12 great nieces; 12 great nephews and one great-great niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Newberry. Pallbearers were Dwayne Nixon, Troy Pratt, Larry Taff, Neal Sparks, John Boy Bice, Eugene Taff, Larry Charles Rice and Dennis Drzewiecki. In liew of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team, Charlie's Angels/ Kenny's Krusaders, c/o Pam Davis, P.O. Box 1144, Waldron, Arkansa 72958.

Scott County Times
15 June 2005
ELVA NEWBORN

Elva Reba Solomon Newborn, beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, was privileged to meet with her Lord and Savior Sunday, June 12, 2005. She was born June 23, 1910 to Wood and Ada Trickett Solomon. She grew up on the family farm with her three sisters. They all knew how hard farm life was because they had to help with planting the crops, picking cotton and milking the cows. She met the love of her life, Maurice, in 1923. She was 13 years old and he was 20 years old. They were married 7 years later and were able to share and enjoy 59 plus years together. They had 4 children, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Elva was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron where she faithfully attended services as long as she was physically able. She was a member of the choir for many years and loved the music at church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, LuReba, husband, Maurice Newborn, her parents Wood and Ada Solomon, and her sisters, Lora Burden, Deltha Solomon and Naomi Solomon. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Herbert Rose, sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Bette Newborn and Paul and Sharon Newborn, all of Waldron. Her 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Lynn and Debbie Newborn of Waldron, Jalene and Philip Casias, Shannon and Bill Hodge, all of Springdale, LeAnn and Alan Brigance of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Michelle and John Keener of Waldron. 12 great grandchildren, Sandy and Kenny McCarley of Mulberry, Greg and Rhaina Newborn of Paris, Maegan, Tori and David Hodge of Springdale, JonPaul and Carter Casias of Springdale, Jennifer and Jack Brigance of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Trenton, Taylor and Kaitlin Keener of Waldron; one great grandchild, Alex McCarley of Mulberry; one niece, Linda Vaughn of Waldron and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Pilot Praririe Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Lynn Newborn, Greg Newborn, Kenny McCarley, Phil Casias, Bill Hodge, Alan Brigance, John Keener and Ken Vaughn.

The Waldron News
25 September 2013
PAUL LEON NEWBORN

Paul Leon Newborn of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, September 16, 2013 in Springdale, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born November 9, 1934 to Maurice F. Newborn and Elva R. (Solomon) Newborn in Waldron, Arkansas. Paul was 78 years, 10 months and 7 days old. Paul served a four year service in the United (States) Air Force from 1954-1958. He later went on to the Dallas School of Mortuary Science where he received his license as a funeral director and embalmer. He worked in the funeral industry for six years before opening his own business. Prior to retirement, Paul owned and operated Paul Newborn Transport. Paul loved working on his farm and riding his tractor. He loved going to the Rock Cafe downtown and drinking coffee with everyone. Paul was notorious for wearing his cowboy hat everywhere he went. For the last six months, Paul had residence at Shiloh Nursing Center where he was lovingly and fittingly referred to as "cowboy." Paul loved his family and especially enjoyed and treasured those grandkids. On September 20, 2013, Paul and his bride would have celebrated their 54 year anniversary. Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Sharon Cherry Newborn, two daughters, Jalene Casias and Shannon Hodge. Granddad will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Maegan Hodge, Tori Hodge, Jon-Paul Casias, Carter Casias and David Hodge. Paul was also dearly loved by and will be missed by one sister, Patricia Rose and one brother, Bill Newborn. Paul will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Elva Newborn. Paul's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Warren Gassaway officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Paul's pallbearers were Neil Cherry, Lynn Newborn, Phil Casias, Randy Cherry, Bill Hodge, John-Paul Casias, Carter Casias and David Hodge. Paul's visitation was Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Paul's family received friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 July 2007
DAWN SKYLAR "MOMACIETA" NEWELL

Dawn Skylar "Momacieta" Newell, age 3, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007 in a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel followed with cremation under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her mother, Angela Hobbs and father, Kevin Newell, both of the home; two brothers, Joshua Hobbs of the home and Joel Hobbs of the home; one sister, Paige Newell of the home; paternal grandparents, Nathan and Dawn Newell of Nella, Arkansas; grandmother, June Burnett of Nella, Arkansas; great grandmother, Beatrice Dorshuck of Nella, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
4 July 2001
MILDRED NEWLIN

Mildred Rudell Newlin was born January 2, 1924 near Elida, New Mexico and died June 26, 2001 at Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Willard Warren Newlin of Waldron; their son, Daniel Allen Newlin and wife, Mary Lou; also one grandson, Japheth Reid Newlin, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Wesley Eugene Messick and a sister, Dorothy Sue Coppock, also residents in Waldron. There are two nieces, Joann Studdert of Carrollton, Texas and Vicki Lynn Burr of Beaumont, Texas. The Newlins were married September 9, 1944 in Austin, Texas. Rudell was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in the early 1940's and spent over half a century sharing with others the wonderful truths about God's kingdom promises that she found recorded in His Word, the Bible. The Newlins moved to Waldron in 1965 and over the years owned several businesses here in Waldron. First, they built and operated the "Downtown Speed Wash." After this Mr. Newlin became a real estate agent and Mrs. Newlin ran the "Jean Shop." In more recent years they have owned and managed the "Frontier Village and Trailer Park" on North Main Street. Mrs. Newlin was loved and respected by many and will be missed. Funeral services were held at 9 am Thursday, June 28, 2001 in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment was at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Jarrell Ward, Douglas White, Dale Bates, Kenneth Brewery, Charles Maxwell and Marvin Ward.

The Waldron News
1 July 2009
WILLARD WARREN NEWLIN
Jan. 18, 1921 - June 27, 2009

Willard Warren Newlin, age 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Waldron hospital. Willard was born January 18, 1921 in Llano County, Texas to Ellis and Eula Newlin and was the seventh of eight children who have all preceded him in death. The family moved to Eldorado in West Texas and worked hard at raising sheep and cotton during the depression of the thirties. After graduation from high school Willard attended business college in Austin, Texas where he met his beloved wife of 56 years, Rudell Messick, who also preceded him in death in 2001. They were married on September 9, 1944. Willard worked for the State Department of Education in Austin until 1953 when they moved to Mena, Arkansas. Later he trained in Houston, Texas to operate the first generation of IBM machines and was employed by Olin Mathiston Chemical of Little Rock, Arkansas and then DX Sunray Oil Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1963 they returned to Mena where they built and operated Dan's Dairy Hut for two years. In 1965 they volunteered to associate and work with the Waldron Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and within a year or so had moved to Waldron where they built and operated the Downtown Speedwash which they later sold. Willard then spent several years selling real estate in the Waldron area and operating Frontier Village mobile home park while he and Rudell devoted themselves to their primary interest in life which was telling others about the good news of God's Kingdom. Willard was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1953 along with 4639 others at their international convention in New York City that summer. He has served as an elder with the Waldron Congregation since 1965 and has helped numerous people in Scott County as well as several states to appreciate the fact that God's Kingdom has a bright future in store for this earth. He confidently looked forward to seeing his family and friends again in the resurrection to paradise earth spoken of at John 5:28, where, as the apolstle John wrote at Revelation 21:4, "death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Willard is survived by his son, Daniel Alan Newlin, daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Newlin, and only grandchild, Japheth Reid Newlin, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his siter- in-law, Dorothy Sue Coppock of Waldron, sister-in-law, Annabelle Messick of Denton, Texas and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Willard will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2nd at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waldron which is located about 2 miles south of downtown on Highway 71B.

Scott County Times
12 November 2003
BRYANT NEWMAN

Waldron--Bryant Newman, 79, of Waldron, ARkansas died Thursday, November 6 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired construction worker, member of Hon Baptist Church, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Waldron VFW. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 10 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Center Point Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Frances Farber of Wichita, Kansas and Elaine Marie Bonner of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; two sons, Bill "Toby" Newman of Mansfield, Arkansas and Jake Newman of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother-in-law, Marie Newman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother, Willie Newman of Hon, Arkansas; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Daniel Brewer, Ritchie Newman, Junior Newman, Roy Dean Browing, Robert Newman, Harley Montoyo and Jamie Newman. Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Group of First Baptist Church of Midland, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
20 February 2008
ELLEN LOUISE CARROLL NEWMAN

Ellen Louise Carroll Newman, age 81, passed away in Sandpoint, ID on February 14th, 2008. She was born in Okemah, OK but was raised in Hon, AR. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Mangus W. Newman, and her daughter, Kathryn Rose. She was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy Newman Levernier. Mangus and Ellen have four grandchildren, Ryan Rose, Sara Haight, Caroline Goodman and Nicole Siltzer. They have four great grandchildren; Reid and Riley Goodman and Jackson and Brennan Seltzer. Services will be held at Hon Baptist Church, Hon, AR on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Scott County News
21 December 2005
FLORA NEWMAN

Flora L. Newman, 80, of Hon, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 17, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, G.K. and Mary Scott; step-mother, Hettie Scott; one daughter, Mary Newman Parker and brother, Jack Scott. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 19, 2005 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband of 62 years and 3 months, Willie Newman of the home; one son, Junior Newman of Waldron; one grandson, Danny Newman of Waldron; four granddaughters, Kelli Robertson of Waldron; Terri Robertson of Waldron; Sarah Parker of Waldron and Jenna Parker of Waldron; two sisters, Betty Scott of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mary Beavers of Neosho, Missouri; one brother, Linden Scott of Fort Smith. Serving as pallbearers were Roy Browning, Scotty Scott, Larry Scott, J.T. Helms, Lavern Beavers and Bill Newman. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Newman, Keith Allen Dedmon, Anoy Scott, Dave Parker and Ryan Gardner.

Scott County Times
17 March 2004
GRETTA ANN NEWMAN

Fort Smith--Funeral services for Gretta Ann Newman were held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Gretta Ann Newman, 58, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in Fort Smith. She was a retired professional waitress for the Ribeye Steak House, Lighthouse and Old Mill Restaurants. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle. She is survived by her husband, Bobby; one sister Donna Currier of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Wayne Bottoms of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Tom McCann, Jessie Stringer, Bob Gilson, Delbert Hodge, Paul Getz and Robert Newman.

The Waldron News
6 January 1999
HANNAH ELIZABETH NEWMAN

Hannah Elizabeth Newman, infant, of Waldron died Dec. 29, in a Fort Smith hospital. Graveside service was from 10 a.m. Dec. 31, at Pine Log Cemetery with burial at Pine Log Cemetery near Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was survived by her parents, James and Crystal Newman of Waldron; paternal grandmother, Sandra Newman of Mansfield; maternal grandparents, Bill and Joyce Luttrell of Waldron; paternal great grandparents, Wanda Holland of Mansfield, Bryant and Geraldine Newman of Waldron; maternal great grandparents, Vida and Charles Stearman of Waldron. Viewing was from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 30, at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
13 August 2003
JAMES NEWMAN

Huntington--James Neil Newman, 19, of Huntington died Sunday, August 3, in his home. He was a construction welder and a Baptist. Graveside funeral services were held at 10 am on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at Lower Center Point Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Brandy; one son, Ryan of the home; his parents, James (Jake) and Terry Newman of Huntington; his grandparents, Bryant and Geraldine Newman of Waldron and Betty Martin of Huntington; one Sister, Kathy Walters of Mansfield; three brothers, Chris Black and Billy Mason of Waldron and Larry Mason of Ozark; his great grandmother, Marie Newman of Oklahoma City; his step great grandmother, Amy Thompson of Modesto, California. Pallbearers were Daniel Brewer, Billy (Richie) Newman, Tommy Starr, William Bowen, Paul Walters and Rusty Rogers.

The Waldron News
1 April 2009
JAMES CECIL NEWMAN
July 9, 1927 - March 25, 2009

James C. (Cecil) Newman, 81, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at his home. He was born on July 9, 1927 in Hon, Arkansas. He was a retired Line Foreman for SWEPCO after 46 years of service. He was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church and attended Rock Creek Baptist Church. He served in the US Army stationed in Korea from 1945 - 1947, member and past master of Ried Lodge #163 in Mansfield, Arkansas, past president of the Mansfield School Board, and a member of his local VFW. He is survived by his wife Norma of the home; two sons Jim and wife Randa of Mansfield, Arkansas, Bill and wife Beverly; two grandsons Jarrod Newman of Springfield, Missouri, Travis Newman of Fort Smith, Arkansas; five step-grandchildren, Travis Morton, Rachel VanHerpen, Alex VanHerpen, Nick VanHerpen, Paige VanHerpen all of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sisters, Reba Bobbit of Owassa, Oklahoma, Willa Mae Sharp of Carson, California. He is preceded in death by parents Della Mae and William Lester Newman, brothers William Earl and J.B. Newman. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Witcherville Baptist Church with interment in the Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Bruce Hainley, Phillip Puckett, Dave Johnson, Gary Plummer, Mike Nichols and David Martin. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Byers, Bob Fouts, Autry Morgan, Danny Dehart, Hal Lacy, Paul Goldsmith, Jimmy Robinson, Phil Lowe, Doug Ellison, Neil Hunt, Brooks Godwin, Byron Puckett, Robert (Bug) Newman, Jerald Hattabaugh and Jim Smith.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
JAMES WILLIAM NEWMAN

James William Newman of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, April 5, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. James was born June 25, 1950 to Bryant Richard Newman and Geraldine (Thompson) Newman in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. James was 62 years 9 months and 11 days old. James leaves behind to cherish his memory, one grandson Ryan Newman of the home, his mother Geraldine Newman of Wichita, Kansas, one daughter, Kathy Walters of Mansfield, Arkansas, one son, Jamie Newman of Waldron, Arkansas, two step- sons, Larry Mason of Van Buren, Arkansas and Bill Mason of Waldron, Arkansas, two sisters, Elaine Averette of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Frances Farber of Wichita, Kansas, one brother, Toby Newman of Wichita, Kansas, four grandchildren and one great- grandchild. James is preceded in death by his father Bryant Newman. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2012 at Lower Centerpoint Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements and Cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
LUCILLE NEWMAN

Lucille Newman of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 2, 1999 in the Sparks Regional Medical Center. She was born July 10, 1926 in Waldron, Arkansas. Her age being 73 years, 2 months and 22 days. She was the daughter of the late Truman Gimlin and the late Eunice Ramey Gimlin. She made her home in Mena for the past 10 years, was a Nurses Aid, and a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Newman. She is survived by one son, Larry Newman of Mena, AR; two brothers, Glen Gimlin of Mena, AR and Earl Gimlin of Turlock, CA; two sisters, Dramae Davis of Yuma, AZ and Helen Reynolds of Mena, AR; three grandchildren, Chris Newman, Stephanie Hernandez and Angela Chappell; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, in the Hall Memorial Chapel with Bro. Gene Stacks officiating. Interment was in the Bush Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Pallbearers were Eric Reynolds, Steve Reynolds, Chris Davis, Chris Newman, Ben Thompson and Valdon Rowell.

Scott County Times
10 March 2004
MARY NEWMAN

Mary Marie Newman, 97, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Oklahoma City. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Center Point Cemetery near Waldron, arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters, Geraldine Marie Newman of Waldron, Ann Wagner of Mansfield, and Dessie Mae Draper of Waldron; one son, W. Frank Thompson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three sisters, Etta Newman of Mansfield, Edith Thompson of Waldron, and Louise Thompson of Russellville, Arkansas; three brothers, Jim Duncan of Pocola, Oklahoma, Sam Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas, and Loyd Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great grandchildren and 2 great-great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill (Toby) Newman, J.W. Thompson, Don Thompson, William Wagner, David Draper and Donald Draper. Honorary pallbearers were (great grandsons) Billy Newman, Jamie Newman, Travis Newman, Todd Thompson, Billy Robison and Shawn Robison.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
ORVEL NEWMAN

Orvel (Bob) Newman, 86, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Thursday, October 12, 2000 in the Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Monday, October 16, 2000 at the Hon Baptist Church with burial following at Lower Center Point Cemetery near Hon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Etta Belle Newman; two daughters, Jewel Johnson and Wanda Price both of Mansfield; four sons, Lowell Newman and Ricky G. Newman both of Mansfield, Bobby Joe Newman of Fort Smith, Robert Lee Newman of Waldron; one sister, Willie Newman of Hon and Bryant Newman of Waldron; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Harris, Tim Johnson, Nicholas Dugan, Bill (Toby) Newman, Junior Newman, Roger Leeper, Justin Jones and James (Jake) Newman.

The Waldron News
14 December 2011
TERRY F. NEWMAN

Terry F. Newman, 60, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was born on February 25, 1951 to the late Ernest Floyd and Betty Ann Irby. She was married to Jake Newman on August 25, 1983. Terry is survived by her husband of 28 years Jake Newman of Waldron, Arkansas; four sons, Larry Mason and wife Marilyn of Van Buren, Arkansas, Chris Black and wife Ola of Van Buren, Arkansas, Billy Mason and wife Sherri of Waldron, Arkansas, Ryan Newman of the home; one daughter Kathy Walters and husband Paul of Mansfield, Arkansas; mother-in-law Geraldine Newman of Wichita, Kansas; eight grandsons, seven granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Jacky Irby and wife Telitha of Alma, Arkansas, Floyd Irby and wife Donna of Huntington, Arkansas; two sisters, Barbara Goodwin and husband Jerry of Greenwood, Arkansas, Carol Pyles and husband Donnie of Huntington, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Mason and Neil Newman; parents Ernest Floyd and Betty Ann Irby, father-in-law Bryant Newman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Paul Walters, Larry Mason, Chris Black, Bill Bowen, Brandon Goff, Roger Goff, Thomas Mason and Bryan Mason.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
WILLIAM EARL NEWMAN

William Earl "Moose" Newman, age 80 of Springdale, died December 26, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born July 26, 1925 in Hon, Arkansas to William Lester and Della Mae Doyle Newman. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice Fancher, one son Glenn Newman and one brother, J.B. Newman. He moved to the northwest Arkansas area in 1956 from Mansfield, Arkansas. He was a truck driver for SWEPCO, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springdale and the Senior Citizen Bible Class study. He had a great love for Bluegrass music. He is survived by his wife Helene F. Fucci Newman of the home to whom he married January 18, 1980; two daughters, Linda Sykes of Greenwood and Becky Roberts and husband Steve of North Port, Florida; three step-sons, Mike Pianalto and wife Debbie and Robert Pianalto and wife Sandy, all of Tontitown and Sam Pianalto and wife Lisa of Yellville; one step Daughter, Kathy Miller and husband James of Tontitown; one brother, Cecil Newman and wife Norma of Mansfield, Arkansas; two sisters, Reba Bobbitt of Owasso, OK and Willa Mae Sharp of Carson, CA; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Charlie Foster officiating. Graveside followed at 2:30 p.m. at Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Danny Sykes, Dwayne Pianalto, Phillip Straub, Don McClure, Butch Watson and Bill Lovett. Honorary pallbearers were employees and staff of SWEPCO.

The Waldron News
22 December 2010
FRANKIE L. NEWTON

Frankie L. Newton, 75, of Van Buren, Arkansas, peacefully entered into rest in our Lords arms on December 16, 2010. She was born in Norman, Oklahoma on April 15th, 1935 and lived most of her life in Arkansas. She was a retired office manager. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. She loved roses, collected dishes/glassware, helping friends and family in many ways. Frankie is survived by two daughters, Joyce Newberry Epperson and husband Dale of Rogers, Arkansas; Joni Newberry Carmack and husband Larry of Van Buren, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Amy Epperson Koogler of Rogers, Arkansas, Jamie Carmack of Van Buren, Arkansas, Barry Carmack of Van Buren, Arkansas, Vanessa Carmack of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; step-daughter, Cindy Jorden and husband Sammy of Greenwood, Arkansas; two step-sons, Albert Newton and wife Jan of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Gary Newton and wife Judy of Fort Smith, Arkansas; six step-grandchildren, Lanie Kennedy of Greenwood, Arkansas, Joshua Jordan of Greenwood, Penny Templeton of Van Buren, Hunter Newton of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Jennifer Bateman of Virginia, Zachary Griffith of Greenwood, Arkansas; and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Nadine Lemarr Kopf and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas, Maybelle Lemarr Bliss and husband Harold of Waldron, Arkansas; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. Frankie is preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Newton; parents, William Preston and Martha (Jones) Lemarr; and a step-daughter, Debbie Griffith. Frankie's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Grimes officiating. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Frankie's pallbearers were Berry Carmack, Wayne Henry, Brad Koogler, Bryan Kopf, Wes Nelson and J.D. Newberry. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Bliss, Larry Carmack, Dale Epperson, Odis Lemarr, James Kopf and Albert Newton. Frankie's family request in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Peachtree Hospice at 2910 Jenny Lind #4, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901. Visitation was held 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Scott County Times
26 May 2004
JOSEPH DAVID NEWTON, JR.

Joseph David Newton, Jr., 29, of Yale, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, died Sunday, May 16, in Turbeville, South Carolina. Joe was born May 29, 1974 in Mena, Arkansas. He was a welder for construction and also a Christian. Joe is survived by his mother and stepfahter, Mary and Leo Cox of Plainview, his son, Seth Newton of Hodgens, two brothers, Jimmy Rogers of Oilton, OK and James Newton of Omaha, NE, three sisters, LaDonna Frost of Waldron, Rebecca Durrough of Knoxville, TN, and Michelle Elam of Burnsflat, OK, three nieces, one nephew, and numerous friends and extended family. Services were held Friday at 10:00 am at Salem Cemetery in Plainview by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

The Waldron News
8 June 2011
PEGGY JANE NIBLETT-MANESS

Peggy Jane Niblett-Maness, 65, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 at a Fort Smith hospital. Peggy is survived by three daughters, Loretta Bucella and husband Paul of Huntington, Arkansas, Lorri Lister and husband Kenny of Hackett, Arkansas, Amanda Burns-Arballo and husband Samuel of Mansfield, Arkansas, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother Charles Niblett of Kansas and her loving pet cat Ginger. She was preceded in death by one grandchild Jacquilyn Michael, one sister Alta Brown and one brother Leonard Niblett. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Clarks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be William Brown, Jimmy Niblett, William Niblett, Alex Hardin, Paul Bucella and Brandon Bucella. Honorary Pallbearer will be Kenny Lister.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
ANETTA MAE NICHOLS

Annetta Mae Nichols, 78, of Waldron died Wednesday, April 21 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired furniture factory worker, a homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Nichols, and a son, John Thomas Nichols. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Fran and Floyd Isham of Waldron; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Carolyn Nichols of Waldron; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Nichols of Waldron; one sister, Fern Yandell of Waldron; one brother, Everett Ison of Mena; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joe Wigton, Gabe Mizell, David Yandell, Alvin Carnahan, William (Bill) Ray and Dwayne Watkins. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Isham, Curt Dickey, Mike Yandell and Frank Shaddon. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
24 August 2011
CATHY JOLYNN NICHOLS

Cathy Jolynn Nichols, 54, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, August 18, 2011 at a Fort Smith hospital. Cathy was born May 22, 1957 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Vernon Eslon Woodard and Verlia Dean (Newberry) Woodard. Cathy was a retired government worker. Cathy is survived by two daughters, Brooklyn Taylor Nichols of the home, Andrea Faye Nichols of Springhill, Louisiana; one son, Nathan Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Chance Nichols, Ashley Creek, Payton Brown, Devon Brown, Colton Nichols and Caleb Deckers. She is also survived by one sister, Pat Hopson of Winboro, Texas; two brothers, Gary Woodar of Charleston, Arkansas and Vernon "Bim" Woodard of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by one son Michael Nichols and one grandson Trevor Brown. Cathy's funeral service was held Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Jerhome Waddle, Jeff Waddle, Scott Bradley, Keith Sanders, Josh Miner and Boogie Richmond. Her honorary pallbearers were Bill Sanders, Jay Waddle, D.J. Pyles, Roberta Passmore, Seanna Martin and Sara Himes. Cathy's visitation was Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
22 July 2009
DOROTHY MAE NICHOLS

Dorothy Mae Nichols-Phillips, 88, of Jenny Lind, AR passed away Tuesday, July 7 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Fort Chaffee Laundry, a homemaker and member of the Rye Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jewel Amos Nichols and Escue Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Burtie Smith; four brothers, Thurman, Elmer Lee, Alford and Verl Gene Smith and one sister, Leata Faye Smith. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2009 at Rye Hill Baptist Church with interment at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing was Thursday at the funeral home, where the family visited with friends. She is survived by two sons, Charles Franklin Nichols of Fort Smith and Carl Wayne Nichols of Huntington; two daughters, Jewell Dean Clark of Pocola and Kathy King of Tulsa; three brothers, Alvin Smith of Greenwood, Jim Smith of Mansfield and Marion Smith of Fayetteville; three sisters, Inis Taylor of Jenny Lind, Myrle Dean Kerr of Rye Hill and Margaret Cook of Rye Hill; nine grandchildren, David Nichols, Steven Nichols, Randy T. Clark, Nelson Nichols, Bryan King, Lora Sharleen Gipson, Sheryl Clark, Carla Roberts and Kerry King and 10 great-grandchildren, Christopher Nichols, Michael Gipson, Matthew Nichols, Garrett King, Adam Gipson, Megan Nichols, Katlyn Gipson, Riley Rose Clark, Miranda Roberts and Amanda Roberts. Pallbearers were Larry Dagett, Nelson Nichols, Bryan King, Randy Clark, Roger Cook and Larry Roberts. Her nephews were honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rye Hill Baptist Church, 11512 Old Highway 71 South, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

The Waldron News
2 April 2014
ICY FAYE NICHOLS

Icy Faye Nichols of Fayetteville, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Fayetteville, surrounded by her loving family. Faye was born December 27, 1930 to Bev Huddleston and Mina Huddleston in Scott County, Arkansas. Faye was 83 years, 2 months and 27 days old. Faye was one of eleven children. As a young girl at the age of 16, Faye married the love of her life, Leon Nichols. Together they shared 66 years of marital bliss. They raised four children and then they carried the precious title of "Grandparents." Faye earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. For 30 plus years, Faye worked with young children all across Waldron, Arkansas helping to mold them and teach them to be all they could be. She eventually served as Director of Preschool. Faye was a mentor, teacher and friend to everyone she met. Faye enjoyed her work, but after retirement she had the opportunity to do what she cherished most and that was simply love her family. She was a loving and committed wife, mother, grandmother and mother in law. Her family was her hobby, her pastime and her passion. Faye leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband Leon of the home, three sons, Terry Nichols, Perry Nichols and Gerry Nichols. Moopsie will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Joshua, Kris, Kasey, Nick, Ben, Emily, Melody, Jeremy and Haley as well as two great grandchildren: Presley and Kinley. Faye will be missed by all that knew her and those whose lives were impacted by her including many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Faye is preceded in death by her parents, Bev and Mina Huddleston, one daughter, Sherry and one granddaughter Katelynn. Faye's memorial life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Fredrick and Chase Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
24 February 1999
JOHN THOMAS NICHOLS

John Thomas Nichols, 52, of Waldron, died Saturday, February 20, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker, a veteran of Vietnam, and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Center Point Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of the home; mother, Anetta Nichols of Waldron; one sister, Fran Isham of Waldron; one brother, Bill Nichols of Waldron; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Todd Isham, Jay Stuart, Joe Dinar, Tom Evans, Bruce Tanner, DeWayne Blackmon, Robert Blackmon and Melvin Yandell. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
6 August 2003
MICHEAL NICHOLS

Waldron--Micheal David Nichols, 20, of Waldron died Monday, July 28, near Bates, Arkansas. He was a mechanic & attended Waldron Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Trevor Brown; his grandfather, Vernon Woodard and grandmother, Faye Nichols. Funeral services were held 2 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two sons, Colton Micheal of Spiro and Caleb Nathan of Heavener; parents David & Cathy Nichols of Waldron; grandparents, Ray & Eilleen Nichols of Poteau and Verlia Woodard of Waldron; two sisters, Andrea Creek of Magnolia and Brooklyn Nichols of Waldron; and one brother, Nathan Brown of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jeff Waddle, Jerome Waddle, Steven Passmore, Steven Thompson, Adam Lagavene and Josh Minor. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Harrison, Boogie Richmond, Jarrod Chrisman and Nangie Hunt.

The Waldron News
1 September 1999
MILDRED JANE NICHOLS

Mildred Jane Nichols, 84, of Waldron, AR died on August 28, 1999 in a Waldron Nursing home. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was the widow of Charlie Nichols. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Creekmore of Abbott, AR; three sons, Tommy Nichols and Thurman Nichols of McAlister, OK and Sherman Nichols of Muldrow, OK; one sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Ivan Plummer of Waldron; 13 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jerry DeWitt, Donnie Plummer, Mac Lee, Edward Linker, Justin Nichols and Thomas Paschall.

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
RAY NICHOLS

Ray Nichols, 89, of Poteau, OK formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009 at his home. Ray was born in Parks, Arkansas on November 21, 1919, the son of the late Virgil and Hettie (Watts) Nichols. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Ray is survived by his wife Eiline Nichols of the home; three daughters, Greta Ranten of Poteau, OK; Jodi Hoffman of Poteau, OK; Charlotte Holland of Waldron, AR; one son, David Nichols of Poteau, OK; one step daughter, Kathern Porter of Haskell, OK; one brother, Leon Nichols of Fayetteville, AR; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Virgil and mother Hettie Nichols, his first wife, Faye Nichols, and one brother, Jeff Nichols. Ray's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron with the Rev. Joyce McGowen and Rev. Joe Atkinson officiating, with interment in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers were the Army Honor Guard.

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
SHERRY NICHOLS

Sherry Edwina Nichols passed on to be with God on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. She lived in Conway for much of her life and had many friends and loved ones. Sherry is survived by her parents Leon and Faye Nichols of Fayetteville, AR and her 3 brothers, Terry, Perry and Gerry. Sherry's life was filled with the wonders that made her laugh. Sherry faced her struggles with a childlike resignation that brings Christ's words into mind, suffer the little ones to come unto me. Sherry has "come unto Him" now, and she is dancing with the angels, yes dancing with angels. Amen. Sherry's Memorial Service was 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. A second Memorial Service was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the chapel of CHDC in Conway. The rev. Rodney Roberson will officiate both services.

The Waldron News
7 October 1998
THOMAS HENRY NICHOLS

Thomas Henry Nichols, 79, of Waldron, died Monday, September 28, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired logger and furniture factory employee and attended the Waldron Assembly of God. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include his wife, Anetta, of the home; one daughter, Fran Isham, of Waldron; two sons: Bill Nichols and John Tom Nichols, both of Waldron; one sister, Verna Dean Friesen, of Fairbury, Nebraska; one brother, Vestal Nichols, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joe Wigton, Gabe Mizell, David Yandell, Alvin Carnahan, William (Bill) Ray and Dewayne Watkins. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Isham and Curt Dickey. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
1 February 2012
TRELLIA MAE NICHOLS

Trellia Mae Nichols, 87, of Roland, Oklahma formerly of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born November15, 1924 to Will and Minnie Robinson in Waldron, Arkansas. Trellis was a beautician for 30 years until retiring to Springdale, Arkansas. Trellia is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Will and Minnie Robinson; brothers, Sam, Ed, Lee, Bob and Cecil and one sister Nellie Parsley.

Scott County Times
2 October 2002
BEATRICE IMOGENE NIX

Beatrice Imogene Nix of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in Van Buren, Arkansas. She was a retired nurses aid and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Albert Nix. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, September 22, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Norma Starr of Waldron; two sons, Douglas Nix of Parks, Arkansas and Paul Nix of Van Buren, Arkansas; two sisters, Opan Miller and Eloise Jennings both of Dallas, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bart Starr, Brian Nix, David Russell, Jimmy Russell, Eric Brown and Larry Brown.

Scott County Times
25 August 2004
RODNEY NIX

Graveside service for Rodney Lee Nix was held at 10:00 am Monday, August 23, 2004 at Gipson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Rodney Lee Nix, 25, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, August 19, 2004 in Needmore, Arkansas. He was a member of the Bates Assembly of God and a veteran of the US Marines. He is survived by his father, Roger Nix of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother, Joann Williams of Waldron, Arkansas; grandparents, James and Eva Janway of Heavener, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Mark Nix of Waldron, Arkansas and Cody Nix of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Toby Nix, Jarod Nix, Freddie Woodrall, Jay Barker, Jason Janway, Nathan Janway, Scotty Janway and Matt Nix.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
MARGARET NIXON

Margaret Nixon, 90, of Witcherville, died Thursday, January 22, 2009 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from General Electric and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 25 at Fellowship Baptist Church with burial at Clarks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Survivors include her husband of seventy-five years, Lester Nixon of the home; two daughters, Linda Thompson and husband Benny of Witcherville and Janice Terry and husband Earl of Greenwood; one brother, Bob Holland and wife Rachel of Van Buren; seven grandchildren, Roger Thompson and wife Tammy of Mansfield, Kendra Dewey and husband Tom of Lavaca, Steve Thompson and wife Jackie of Springdale, Susan Thompson of Mansfield, Regina Thompson and husband Scott of Fort Smith, Randy Terry and wife Kristy of Greenwood, and Lance Terry and wife Shawna of Greenwood; and 12 (great?) grandchildren, Jason Thompson and wife Christy, Chad Thompson, Tyler, Sterling, Hannah and Canyon Dewey, Zachary, Tanner and Blake Thompson, Katy Thompson, Maegan Adcock and husband Seth, and Allyson Terry; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. Memorial may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 685, Greenwood, AR 72936.

The Waldron News
12 April 2000
ALEXANDER LLOYD NOLAND

Alexander Lloyd Noland was born September 20, 1927 in San Diego, California and died March 19, 2000 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Al was well liked wherever he lived and worked. His wife Maxine, his daughter Lynette and his four sons Larry, Michael, Patrick and Steven as well as 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren survive him. Two younger brothers, Charles and Richard who both live in California, also survive him. Al honorably served 8 years in the U.S. Navy. After his Navy Career he worked in various sectors of the Defense industry retiring from Lockheed Missiles and Space Corp. after 17 years of service. His employment with Lockheed took him to England and Scotland where he consuled with Royal Navy regarding missile employment aboard their submarine fleets. Al and Maxine lived in our community for about 9 years until they moved to Coos Bay in 1994 to be closer to their family. Al was active in community affairs and served on the Waldron City Council. He owned a small engine repair shop that he operated out of his home. Al taught the Men's Sunday school class at the Methodist Church. He also served on the Coos Bay Finance Committee and Water Board. Al was an active member of the Masons all of his life. He will be remembered for his love of his garden and the Beautiful flowers he grew and gave to the community and friends.

Scott County Times
26 March 2003
EVA NORRIED

Eva A. Norried, 79, of Stigler, Oklahoma died Monday, March 17, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired assembly line worker. Funeral services were held at 10:00 Friday, March 21, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel at Mansfield, with burial at Norried Cemetery near Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Norried; one son, Les K. Norried; three sisters, Ruth Jackson, Opal Blackard, Lucille Duncan; one brother, John L. Wade; three grandchildren, Missy Michalsky, Matthew Toussaint, Nicole Faulconer; and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
7 April 2010
ARNOLD C. (A.C.) NORRIS

Arnold C. Norris died Monday, March 29, 2010 in Lake Charles, Louisiana at the age of 80. His service was held Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in Deridder, LA with Rev. J.C. Skinner and Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial was at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Mr. Norris is preceded in death by his mother, Viola Broughton Norris, father Anderson Crawford Norris and sister, June Norris O'neal. He is survived by his wife Mary of 53 years; 1 son Dr. Norman Dale Norris of New Orleans, LA; 1 daughter Brenda Gail Norris of Boles; 1 brother Sidney Foreman of England; 1 sister Rose Foreman Mertens of Alexandria, LA; 2 grandchildren, Sarah Norris of Orlando, FL and Danee Norris of Boles. Mr. Norris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Merryville. He was a retired teacher and a member of Masonic Lodge #329. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Norris earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in 1971 and a Masters degree from Sam Houston University in 1974. He was an accomplished musician and performed with local church and civic groups.

Scott County Times
8 December 2004
JEFFREY KEITH NORRIS, SR.

Born on February 26, 1947 in Wilmington, Delaware and passed away on December 5, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He is preceded in death by his father Paul Norris, Sr., his motherEloise Norris, and a sister Deborah Heller. He is survived by three brothers, Paul Norris and wife Judy of Wilmington, Delaware; Thomas Norris and wife Dottie of Carneys Point, New Jersey, and Richard Norris of Wilmington, Delaware; two sisters, Patricia Norris of Newark, Delaware and Denise Luff and husband Ken of Camden, Delaware; four daughters, Nichelle Menchaca and husband Alfonso, her children Nicolas and Toni Varnado of Port Lavaca, Texas; Jodie Houston and husband Chad, their daughter Kallie; Liz Houston and husband Mike, their children Ashtyn and Brayden; and Lily Norris; three sons, Jeff Norris, his children Bree and Bryce; Nathaniel Norris and Joshua Norris all of Waldron, Arkansas. Jeff is also survived by a very dear and special loved one, Ruth Ann Norris of Waldron, several nieces, nephews, cousins and three special people within the family, Jodi Cooper, Chastin Williams and Misti Norris all of Waldron. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Waldron Pentecostal Church with Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
22 December 2004
VIRGINIA JUANITA "WANCIE" BLACK-NORRIS

Juanita Norris, 78, went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2004. She joined her family circle alongside her husband, Ardith Norris; her mother, Virgie Black; father, Thomas Black and her infant child as well as seven brothers and two sisters. Her enjoyments in this life were crocheting, quilting, making sock monkeys and most of all baking and cooking for all who came into her home. She was a member of Mansfield First Assembly of God and a faithful Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Those she left behind were T.A. Norris and wife Kathy of Mansfield; Sue Norris-Moore and husband Leon of Mansfield; Janie Parish-Norris of Mansfield; Bobby Norris and wife Carol of Mansfield; 10 great grandchildren: Tommy Norris, Joleen Condry, Lisa Nichols, Angie Brown, Joy Jolley, Jerry Parish, Tammy Teague, Sherry Jones, Amanda Norris and Gary Parish all of Mansfield; and 10 great- grandchildren all of whom she loved and adored. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services in her honor were held at the Mansfield Assembly of God Church on December 18, 2004 at 2 pm with Pastor Hoyt Ming officiating. Those serving as pallbearers were Tommy Norris, Nelson Nichols, Donnie Brown, Kevin Jolley, Jason Teague and Jerry Parish. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Williams, Davis Judy, Hollis Gillis and Sam Harwell. Burial services were held at Pine Log Cemetery in the Barber-Lucas community. Though she will be missed, we honor her life and celebrate her eternal homecoming, which she spent her whole life longing for.

Scott County Times
6 March 2002
MARGARET NORTHCOTT

Margaret Northcott, 65, of Waldron died Friday, March 1, 2002 in Waldron. She was a retired dietician. Graveside services were held Monday, March 4, 2002 at 10 am at Weeks Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Stacey and Cecil Williams of Howe, Oklahoma; two sons and their wives, Tracy and Judi Threatt of Waldron and Vance and Kathy Threatt of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, L.W. Whitson of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Don Whitson of Pelzer, South Carolina; and 5 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
15 September 2004
CHARLEY NOLEN NORTON

Charley Nolen Norton, age 79, died September 4, 2004 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, OK. He was born October 21, 1924 in Waldron, AR to Federal and Paralee Norton. He attended Abbott Elementary School. He was a Burner for Flint-Bethlehem Steel in Tulsa for many years. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; two daughters, Pat Rice of Sand Springs, OK and Connie Hurtubise of Broken Arrow, OK; two sons, Charles Norton of Bristow, OK and James Norton of Vinita, OK; three sisters including his twin, Martha Goff of Booneville, AR, Lorene Davis of Waldron, AR and Ella Harvelle of Pine Bluff, AR; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at Ninde Garden Chapel in Tulsa, OK. Graveside services pending for Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
3 November 2004
CHARLEY NOLEN NORTON

A memorial service for Charley Norton, formerly of Scott County, will be held Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Square Rock Cemetery north of Waldron. "Uncle Charley" was born and raised in the Tate and Freedom community. He passed away September 4 in Tulsa, OK. Services were held there on September 8. As to his wishes, the body was cremated. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the celebration of the life of this one of a kind man.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
STEVEN NORTON

Steven Norton, 45, of Columbia, Missouri, died Oct. 5, 1998, in a Columbia, Missouri Hospital. He was a painter and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Norton and infant sister, Linda Pearl. Funeral services are set at 11 a.m., Oct. 8, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Cremation is to follow the funeral service under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; three daughters, Shannon, Carli, and Shyla all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her mother, Beatrice Norton of Columbia, Missouri; one sister, Beverly Fries of Columbia, Missouri. Pallbearers are Kenny Hanna, Stan Davis, Tim Mckenny, Kit Fries, Danny Richmond, and Roger Fries. Honorary pallbearer is Charley Norton. Memorial contributions may be made to Norton Children Education Fund, c/o Roger Fries, 2307 Bear Creek Dr. Columbia, MO. 65202.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
RUBY NULL

Ruby Null, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died December 28, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Chester O. Brothers and Oliver Null and two sons, R.L. Brothers and Billy Wayne Brothers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31 at Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Monroe Cemetery at Harvey, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two sisters, Virgie Jones of Waldron, AR and Mildred Brothers of Houston, AR; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
8 February 2006
BETTY NUNEZ

Betty Sue Nunez, 63 of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Sehorn Cemetery with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Alberto Nunez of the home; two daughters, Kathy and Susan both of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one son, James McDonald of Waldron, Arkansas; three brothers, Kenneth Spencer, Clyde Spencer and Donald Spencer all of Sulphur Springs, Texas; seven grandchildren, Krista Coleman, Nick White, Nolan White, Jammi McDonald, Michael, Charlie and Laura McDonald; two great grandchildren, Ashlyn Wood and Jandi Penny. Serving as pallbearers were Martin, Jose I., Jamie, Jose and Migual Nunez and Margarito Martinez.

The Waldron News
3 February 1999
LOVINA BERNICE NUNN

Lovina Bernice Nunn, 79, of Waldron died Jan. 26, 1999 in Waldron. She was a homemaker and attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron and was retired from the Variety Store where she was a sales clerk. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Jan. 28, at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery of Waldron under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Survivors include several cousins and a host of friends. Pallbearers were Jerry Hutchens, Curtis Billings, Gary Blythe, Josh Hutchens, Frank Shadden, Darrell Pyles, C.D. Gwin and Sam Cogburn. Viewing was from 1 p.m. until service at the church on Jan. 28.

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