SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2014
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The Waldron News
28 July 2010
DAWN KATHLEEN PACE

Dawn Kathleen Pace, 52, of Hot Springs, passed from this life July 21, 2010 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born in Torrance, California to the late William and Nancy Rich. Dawn is survived by her husband, Dennis Pace of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one daughter, Shannon Pace and husband Justin Payton, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; one son, Ryan Pace, Hot Springs, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Serenity Pace, Liberty Pace and Calee Payton; one sister, Karen Patterson, Rancho Santa Margarita, California; mother- in-law, Catherine Pace, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Dawn was a registered nurse who always gave her all to her patients, family and friends. A celebration of Dawn's life will be held at the home of Catherine Pace, 6801 Redbud Drive, Ft. Smith, Arkansas on July 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Please join our family for this time of remembering Dawn and visiting with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Arkansas, P.O. Box 27236, Little Rock, AR 72221-6236 or the charity of choice. Gross Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
GREG PACE

Gregory William Pace, 46, of Boles, Arkansas died Saturday, October 14, 2000 in Waldron. He was a construction worker and member of Boles Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at the Boles Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Dooley Cemetery in Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by four sons, Aaron of Salinas, California, Chad of Huntington Beach, California, Taylon and Donovan both of Waldron; his parents Tommy and Catherine Pace of DelRay Beach, Florida; five brothers, Tom of Santa Barbara, California; Mickey of Boles, Dennis of Turlock, California, Randy of Santa Ana, California and Rocky of Long Beach, California; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
TOMMY LOU PACE

Tommy Lou Pace, 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 26, 2010. He was born to the late Charles W. and Carrie (Lankford) Pace in Peacock, Texas. He was a decorated Naval Veteran of both World War II and The Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart and many other service awards. He was a proud American and was also a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F. & A.M. Tommy leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Catherine (Sims) Pace; five sons, Tom and wife Debbie of Springdale, Arkansas, Mickey and wife Sharon of Boles, Arkansas, Dennis and wife Dawn of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Randy of Springdale, Arkansas, Rocky of Anaheim, California; one sister, Christine Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two brothers, Paul Pace of Alabama and Charlie Wayne Pace of Oklahoma and one son, Greg Pace of Waldron, Arkansas. Tommy's funeral service will be held at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 with the Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment will be at the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas next to his beloved son Greg. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Ryan (Jake) Pace, Jackie Gilbert, Justin Payton, Aaron Pace, Robert Cravens and Doug Sims. Tommy touched the hearts of everyone that he ever met. He knew no strangers, and left a lasting and loving impression and caring spirit to everyone. If he knew you, you were called his friend.

Scott County Times
19 October 2005
CHARLES PAGE

Charles Page, 60, of Bates, Arkansas died Tuessday, October 11, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the hardwood plant. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Zora and Brian Page and two brothers, Pete and Bob Page. Graveside services were at 10:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Gipson Cemetery with burial at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Audrey Page of the home; one step-daughter, Barbara Francis of Howe, Oklahoma; one step-son, Thomas Lantrip of Dumas, Arkansas; three sisters, Wanda Doyle of Bates, Arkansas; Janice Sanders of Heavener, Oklahoma and JoNita Treadwell of Plainview, Arkansas; one brother, Harris Page of Bates, Arkansas; six step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were his nephews.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
EVELYN PAGE

Evelyn Ruth Page, age 83, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, October 15, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired RN. She was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Paula of Charleston, South Carolina, Bonnie of Houston, Texas and Pamala of Charleston, South Carolina; one son, David of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Eleanor Parrish of Kimberling, Missouri; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 12 Noon Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi, Michigan under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
HARRIS GENE "WHICK" PAGE

Harris Gene "Whick" Page, 72, of Bates, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, November 1, 2009 at his home. He was born August 24, 1937 at Bates, Arkansas to the late William Jennings Brian Page and Zora Minnie (Nix) Page. He was an U.S. Army veteran, loved baseball, drawing and he loved his grandkids. Whick is survived by his wife of 39 years Retha Lou (Beshears) Harris (sic) of the home; one daughter, Angela Baken of Bates, Arkansas; one son, Paul Page of Howe, Oklahoma; two grandkids, Scotty and Brian; two sisters, Wanda Doyle of Bates, Arkansas, Janice Sanders of Wister, Oklahoma. Whick's graveside funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Gibson Cemetery with interment in the Gibson Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2009 and 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 February 2005
KYLIE NACHAIE PAGE

Kylie Nachaie Page, infant daughter of Dusty and Tamara Williams Page, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2005. She is survived by her parents, Dusty and Tamara Williams Page of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Tammy and Daniel Billy of Monroe, OK and Kimberly and Malcolm Page of Boles, AR; maternal grandparents, Gary and Stacy Williams of Waldron, AR; paternal great grandmothers, Mary Baker of Bates, AR and Patsy Dunigan of Shady Point, OK; maternal great-grandfathers, Frank Sunderman of Manitoba, Canada and Herman Singleton of Y-City, AR; and maternal great grandmother, Linda Smith of Bettendorf, Iowa. Graveside service was held Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gibson Cemetery in Bates, AR under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
27 June 2012
ROBERT NOAH PALMER, JR.

Mr. Robert Noah Palmer, Jr., 68, of Y-City, Arkansas died in his home on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi. Mr. Palmer was born on March 22, 1944. Robert was an honored Vietnam veteran that earned a National Defense Medal. Throughout his years, he served in the Navy, the Armed Forces and he was a mountain man tha knew it all. He was our Lord's blessed soldier on sacred ground. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Sunny Angel Palmer of St. Johns, Arizona and Brittany Ann Ragsdale of Pelahatchie, Mississippi. He is also survived by one sister, Sandra Kay Ray of Marietta, Georgia, and four brothers, Timothy Howe Palmer and wife Tina Jane; Paul Davis Palmer; Ronald Javis Palmer and wife Phyllis, all of Louisville, Mississippi; and Anthony Gilbert Palmer and wife Lori of Columbus, Mississippi. Robert has five grandchildren: Garrett Scott Palmer of St. Johns, Arizona; Baley Claire Irby, Devin Jordan Ragsdale, Kylie Ann Ragsdale, and Adrian Noah Lee Ragsdale, all of Pelahatchie, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Noah Palmer, Sr. and Dorothy Willie Palmer. His daughter Sunny Angel Palmer stayed and cared for him day and night through his last days. She gave her full heart and soul to his beginning journey into Heaven. His daughter Brittany Ragsdale and good friend Barbara Harris took care of him throughout his painful cancer treatments from August 2011 until April 2012. We will see you in heaven, daddy. We all love you. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is in charge of local arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
MARGARET ELOISE PALSA

Margaret Eloise Palsa, 78, of Fort Smith, died Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, a retired farmer and member of Mansfield First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and her son, Bobby Palsa. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 in the Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington. Survivors include six daughters: Betty Simpson, of Mt. Ida, Martha White, of Hot Springs, Helen Skipper, of Carlisle, Linda Harding, of Fort Smith, Diane San Nicolas, of Fort Smith, Judy Litchford, of Greenwood; one son, David Palsa, of Lavaca; 14 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
CHARLES "CHUCK" PALUSO
Sept. 30, 1931 - May 13, 2009

Charles "Chuck" Paluso, Lt. Col. Retired, U.S. Air Force, 77, of Coaldale, AR passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Coaldale, AR. He was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Cameron, OK. He resided in Altus, Oklahoma some where he retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. He attended the Coaldale Baptist Church and the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Weeks, Ark. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, OK. Interment was at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron, OK with full Military Rites. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Altus, OK; one daughter, Teresa of Memphis, TN; one son, Kevin Paluso of Marion, IL; one sister, Sammy Proctor of Poteau, OK; one step-sister, Christine Gregory of Howe, OK; one brother, Jack Paluso of Hermiston, OR; four step-brothers, Bill & Merls McClain both of Heavener, OK, Jerry McClain of Shingletown, CA and Ed McClain of Coaldale, AR; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacob and Michael; and the mother of his children, Doris "Plummer" Crouch of Memphis, TN; numerous other relatives and loved ones and a host of beloved friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark Paluso. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener, OK.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
ADA PANTANO

Ada Pantano, 93, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 1, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Hartford. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5 with burial at Memorial Park in Hartford, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Carole Potter of Mansfield, AR; two sisters, Violet Caccuri of Chicago Heights, IL and Anita Cameli of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Connie Lisciani of Oak Park, IL; three grandsons, Allan Gillette, Michael Pitts and John Marshall; nine great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Scott County Times
24 August 2005
ALVIN PAPASAN

Alvin Papasan, age 83 of Danville died Monday, August 15 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Mr. Papasan was born April 22, 1922 in Guion, Texas to the late Marvin and Odie Nevada McMillon Papasan. He was a construction inspector for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a member of the First Baptist Church for 52 years. Alvin was always athletic and participated in basketball and track at his tiny high school in Ovala, Texas. He won events at the Texas High School State Track Meet in 1937. Because of his size and speed he accepted a full football scholarship to New Mexico A & M. He started at halfback in the first football game he ever saw. His greatest joy in his later years was watching his grandkids play their ballgames. His hobby for many decades was raising registered foxhounds. He and Jo operated Fourche River Kennel as long as he was able. His kennel produced what is considered one of the greatest foxhounds of all time in "Fourche River Rambler." Jo will continue to hold the license to their kennel. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Donnie Eppler; stepmother, Lucy Papasan. Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Jo Papasan; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Dorothy Papasan of McAlester, Oklahoma; Tommy and Christy Papasan of Danville; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dale Eppler of Tyler, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Melba and N.T. Conner of San Angelo, Texas; nine grandchildren, Gregg Eppler, Brett, Matt, Drew, Billy, Clifton, Clinton and Carmen Papasan, Stormy Bryant and twelve great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, August 17, 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Jamie Staley and Rev. John McAnally officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were grandsons. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 552, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.

Scott County Times
22 November 2000
MARY PARENT

Mary Naomi Parent, of Chouteau, Oklahoma, age 88 past this life on Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at Wagoner Community Hospital. She was born to Douglas and Margaret Hill Parent on August 22, 1912 at Cauthron, Arkansas. Naomi was the second child of ten children in her family. Before her health failed her, she was very active and a hard worker. She attended church regularly as long as she was able. Naomi valued her family and enjoyed the time shared with them. She is survived by four brothers, Omer Parent of Muskogee, Douglas Parent, Jr. and Jerrel Parent of Chouteau, Otis Parent; five sisters, Laura Ritter of Coaldale, Arkansas, Talitha Wilson of Webbers Falls, Elsie Byrd, and Virgie of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Helen Wood of Wagoner and their spouses and a host of nieces and nephews, and many friends. Funeral services were held at 10 am at Shipment Funeral Home of Wagoner with Reverend Scott Simson officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, Oklahoma.

Scott County Times
8 November 2000
JAMES PARISH

James Parish, 66, of Mansfield died Wednesday, November 1, 2000 in his home. He was retired from Whirlpool, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Korean War and a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Friday, November 3, 2000 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Freida Parish of thehome; one daughter, Kathy Spillman of Wilmington, Delaware; two sons, Bill Parish of Mansfield and Danny Parish of Senatobia, Mississippi; his father, Homer Parish of Waldron; one sister, Jane Robinson of Morrilton, Arkansas; three brothers, John L. Parish of Waldron, Steve Parish and Jack Parish both of Mansfield and two grandchildren, Sarah Parish and Audra Spillman. Pallbearers were Paul Parish, John Parish, Jeff Parish, George Schlinker, Darrell Schlinker and Howard Robinson.

Scott County Times
29 August 2001
JOHN PARISH

John Leroy Parish, ENC (SS) US Navy, 63, of Waldron died Saturday, August 25, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from US Navy, owned and operated an insulation and air conditioning company and was of the Church of Christ faith. He was a Vietnam and Cuban Crisis veteran. He retired with 20 years service in the Navy, he was a member of VFW, a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and an active member of USS Seacat Committee. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jane of the home; one daughter, Debra Parish Leonard of Lewisville, Texas; five sons, Mike of Ocala, Florida; Paul of Huntington, Arkansas; Russell, John and Randal of Mansfield; his father, Homer William Parish of Waldron; one sister, Minnie Jane Robinson of Morrilton, Arkansas;two brothers, Steve Parish of Hackett, Arkansas and Jack Parish of Mansfield; ten grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Stella Bingham of Waldron. Pallbearers will be his sons, Mike, Paul, Russell, John, Randal and grandson Randy Parish.

Scott County Times
13 February 2002
WILLIAM PARISH, SR.

William Homer Parish, Sr., 91, of Waldron died Monday, February 11, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from Boeing Aircraft and farming, a veteran of WWII where he was a sharpshooter and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and he was a member of the Mansfield Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, February 15, 2002 at the Mansfield Church of Christ with burial at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Jane Robinson of Waldron; four daughters-in-law, Wanda Parish of Waldron, Freeda Parish, Loreida Parish and Janie Parish all of Mansfield; two sons, Joel and his wife Mary of Hackett, Arkansas and Jack and his wife Linda of Mansfield; one sister, Estelle Frank and her husband Harold of Sun Valley, Arizona; 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The Waldron News
20 August 2008
CALLIE MARIE PARK

Callie Marie Park, born October 13, 1924 in Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Rolan Cates and Virgie Freeman Cates and brother Kellie Cates, a casualty of World War II. She attended school in Waldron and Forrester, Arkansas. She worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II and then went to AT&T in Ft. Smith for 35 years. Ms. Park was a volunteer for the Scott County Historical Association, AARP Taxpayers, Boles Community Center and worked with her daughter for many years to secure civil rights and liberties in Arkansas. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Greenwood Wagner and husband Bill Wagner of Fayetteville, AR; step-daughter, Dean Greenwood Brown and husband Dan Brown of Booneville, AR; six grandchildren, Clara Wagner Stein, William Wagner, Susie Helton, Sandy Moses, Dana Morris and Danny Brown; great-grandchildren Sammy and Chloe Stein. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the Ouachita Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.

Scott County Times
19 March 2003
EDWARD J. PARKER

California--Edward "Jack" Parker, 71, of Keyes, California, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, California following a battle with cancer. Mr. Parker was a native of Oklahoma and had made his residence in Keyes off and on for the past 50 years. He had also resided in Waldron on occasion since 1973. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Keyes. He enjoyed life very much and is survived by daughters, Michelle Parker Butler of Ceres, California and Vicky Herman of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; two brothers, Mack Parker of Modesto, California and Jerry Parker of Waldron; a sister, Ruby Greathouse of Bakersfield, California and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his parents Isham and Ollie Parker; five brothers and one sister. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Keyes with private burial at Ceres Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Cunningham's Burial Service.

The Waldron News
10 May 2006
GEORGE WALTON PARKER

George Walton Parker, 87, of Russellville, Arkansas formerly of Stamps, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 8, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of the East Point Baptist Church in Russellville, Arkansas and was an Army veteran of WWII. Graveside funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at the Sehorn Cemetery with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Reba Rader of Russellville, AR, Mary Roberson of Little Texas, AR; one son, Jerry Parker of Waldron, AR; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Francis Nichols of Walker, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha June Parker. Pallbearers will be Adam Rader, Danny Rader, Daniel Clark, Walley Reed, Ricky Mahurin and Billy Roberson.

The Waldron News
5 March 2008
GLEN KENNETH PARKER

Glen Kenneth Parker, 53, of Waldron, Arkansas died February 25, 2008 in his home. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Edwards of Almar, AR, Vickie Curtis of Oklahoma City, OK and Georgia Parker of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Amanda Curtis, Jessica Edwards and Brittany Edwards; and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
HUGH LANGSTON PARKER

Hugh Langston Parker, age 77, of Danville, formerly of Waldron, died September 7, 2010 at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Narcia Parker; children, Lisa & Charles Engle Charton of Booneville, Tommy Langston & Laura Parker of Russellville, Toby & Cindy Parker of Dardanelle; sisters, Jesse Pauline Wagner of Ft. Cobb, OK, Kelsey Maxine Noland of Union City, CA and Patsy Ruth Novitch of Haddock, CA; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2010 (sic) at Ted Lyon's Gymnasium. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR.

Scott County Times
11 May 2005
JERREL PARKER

Jerrell Calvin Parker, age 81, of Y-City died Sunday, May 1, 2005 in his home. He was a mechanic and attended the Living Word Tabernacle. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Lafleur of San Diego, California and Martha Parker of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Grady Parker of Y-City, Arkansas; one sister, Jorene Chambers of Camden, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
5 January 2011
JERRY DUNN PARKER

Jerry Dunn Parker, 69, of Winfield, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, December 31, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Jerry was born September 9, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late George Walton Parker and Letha June (Dunn) Parker. He was a farmer and rancher.Jerry is survived by his wife, Joyce Parker of the home; one daughter, Christal Ridenhour and husband Dan of Winfield, Arkansas; one son, Jerry Dunn Parker, Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two grandsons, Evan Parker and Owen White Ridenhour of Winfield, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary Carolyn Roberson of Little Texas, Arkansas and Reba Joyce Rader of Russellville, Arkansas. Jerry's funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Janaury 5, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. Jerry's pallbearers will be Gary House, Ronnie Johnson, Robert Newman, S.A. Walls, Willis "Butch" Hanna and Charles "Buzz" Mullens. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Vaughan, Thomas Taylor, Tom McMurrian, Roy McMurrian, Gary Clepper and Terry Rhyne. Jerry's visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
LOLA PARKER

Lola Malissa Ann Parker, 72, of the Y-City community died November 20, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker, a retired cook and a seamstress and attended Living Word Church. Funeral services were held Friday, November 24, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband Jarrell Parker; one daughter, Martha Marie Black of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Grady Lee Parker of Boles, Arkansas; two sisters, Audrey Carter of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Mary Osa Staton of Clovis, California; one brother Albert J. Black of Mena, Arkansas; 5 grand- children, Grady Parker, Melissa Parker, Angela Holiday, Ben Slater and D.J. Proctor; 3 great grandchildren, Dustin, Christi and Dylan. Pallbearers were Ben Slater, D.J. Proctor, Grady Parker, Wade Chambers, Brian Collier and Dustin Shores.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
LUTHER RAY PARKER

Luther Ray Parker, age 87 of Blackfork, AR, passed away November 28, 2013. Ray was born October 10, 1926 in Lenna, Oklahoma. He is survived by one daughter, Eileen York of Shirley, AR; one son, Larry Parker of Haw Creek, OK; three sisters, Doris Welbourne, Reba Bates and Judy Barlow all of California; two brothers, Don and Lawrence Parker both of California; six grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Parker, two sisters and five brothers. Ray was a long time resident of the Blackfork community. He was a member and deacon of the Big Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired carpenter and farmer/rancher. Viewing was from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. Service was Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Big Creek Baptist Church with interment at Blackfork Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Church Missions and the Gideons.

The Waldron News
19 March 2008
DAVID PARKHURST

David Warren Parkhurst, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in his home. Born in Athens, Illinois, Mr. Parkhurst was a retired contractor. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Wilma "Billie" Parkhurst; four sons, Michael Parkhurst and Scott Parkhurst of Waldron, Gregory Parkhurst of Easton, Illinois and Jeffrey Parkhurst of Springfield, Illinois; three daughters, Kathy Parkhurst of Athens, Illinois and Pamela Stuart and Linda K. Davis both of Waldron; one brother, Richard Parkhurst of Springfield, Illinois; one sister, Mary Jane Parks of Lincoln, Illinois and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Parkhurst and one grandson, John Parkhurst. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Interment will be at Indian Point Cemetery near Athens, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County First Responders, c/o P.O. Box 636, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
25 February 2004
HUGH PARKS

Waldron--Graveside services for Hugh Parks, 94, of Waldron, formerly of Poteau, Oklahoma, were held Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 2 pm at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion in Poteau with Reverend Jimmy D. Cook officiating. Mr. Parks was born April 5, 1909 in Booneville to James and Sally Mae Sims Parks and died Monday, February 16, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired logger and timberman, enjoyed watching and feeding birds, loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Baptist Church in Hon. Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard Parks and Earl Parks; and a half-brother, Theodore Chronister. He is survived by a sister, Opal Bunton of Waldron; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

The Waldron News
28 January 2004
J.C. PARKS

J.C. Parks, 83, of Harvey, Arkansas died Monday, January 19, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, Arkansas. The son of Oliver and Martha Ann (Wicker) Parks, he was born August 16, 1920 in Tom, Oklahoma. He was a cattleman and was a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly, AR. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Parks and was also preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lola Cates, and three brothers, Jessie, Chester and Clifford Parks. He is survived by one son, Johnny Parks of Avery, Texas; one daughter, Dianne Hunnicutt of Nola, AR; six grandsons, Keith VanRavensway of Waldron, AR, David VanRavensway of Ola, AR, Steven VanRavensway of Norfolk, VA, Eric Parks of Avery, TX, Preston Hunnicutt of Waldron, AR and Nick Hunnicutt of Danville, AR; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jim Parks of Horatio, AR, O.J. Parks of Parks, AR, Bruce Parks of Henderson, TX and Virgil Parks of Utah; one sister, Annie Rice of Horatio, AR; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 at Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas. Reverend J.A. Hunnicutt and Reverend Lavan Robinson officated. Burial was at Monroe Cemetery at Harvey, Arkansas by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Keith VanRavensway, David VanRavensway, Eric Parks, Preston Hunnicutt, Nick Hunnicutt and Junior Marker. Honorary pallbearers were Steven VanRavensway, Dan Allen, Dale Lambert, Tommy Vanover, Ernie VanRavensway and Larry Allen.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
DENVER GENE PARSONS
April 25, 1928 - February 4, 2009

Denver Gene Parkson, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Glenda Faye Parsons and a daughter Debra Ann Matlock, grandson Jesse Lee Parsons, granddaughter Angela Maxine Parsons, two sisters, Ivonne Morris, Etoyle Simpson and one brother Hugh Wayne Parsons. He is survived by his daughter Linda Brock; six sons Barney Parsons of Hackett, Alan Parsons of Waldron, Larry Parsons of Booneville, Frank Parsons of Waldron, Brian Parsons, Harold Parsons of Waldron; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; three sisters Verna Dean Whitson, Doris AnnBeschoner and Corenne Sheppard; brother Winfred Parsons. Graveside Memorial Service was 11:00 am Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 September 2008
GLENDA FAYE PARSONS

Glenda Faye Parsons, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Boles Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Denver Parsons of the home; daughter Linda Brock of Waldron, AR; sons Barney Parsons of Hackett, Larry Parsons of Booneville, Allen, Frank, Harold and Brian Parsons all of Waldron, AR; sisters Lorna Jean Powell of Bloomer, AR, Verna Lee Ferrari of Barling, AR; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Dooley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver, Jason, Andrew, Dustin, Chris, Duke and Danny Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were Travis, Dennis, Eric and Trenton Parsons.

The Waldron News
2 November 2005
HUGH WAYNE PARSONS

Hugh Wayne Parsons, 74, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, October 27, 2005 in a local hospital. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Etoyle Simpson and Ivonne Morris and his parents, James and Cleo Parsons. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29 at Dooley Cemetery in Boles, AR with burial under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by three sisters, Doris Beachomer of Fort Smith, Corine Shepard of Fort Smith, AR and Verna Whitson of Booneville, AR; two brothers, Denver Parsons of Waldron, AR and Winfred Parsons of Waldron, AR; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were the military. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans, 6000 South Zero St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
JESSE LEE PARSONS

Jesse Lee Parson, 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed from this life on May 3, 2007. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Georganna and Bill Mabry of Mansfield, AR; father and stepmother, Larry & Johnnie Parsons of Booneville, AR; a sister, Nancy Slater of Sugarloaf; two brothers, Dustin and Trenton of Mansfield, AR; maternal grandparents, Vester and the late Dorothy Hutchens of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Glenda & Denver Parsons of Waldron; three step-sisters, Maria Mabry of Fort Smith, AR, Missy Alsip of Eureka Springs, AR; Monica Whithurst of Booneville, AR; three step-brothers, Ethan Mabry of Huntington, AR, Ricky Slusher of Fort Smith, AR and Tommy Slusher of Dallas, TX. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Dooley Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were cousins, Denver, Duke, Danny, Dennis, Travis, Chris, Jason, Eric and Andrew Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were cousins, Brian, Kelly, Autumn, Crystal, Niki, Terri, Aaron, Andy, J.B., Louanna, Tonya, Lauren, Tyler, Amanda, Austin, Dawn, Stacia, Heather, Janet, Ramie, Ashley, Brittany, Nicole, Patricia, Amanda and Danielle.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
EDGAR L. PARTAIN

Edgar Lorenzo Partain, age 70, of Hot Springs, previously of Malvern, died Sunday, April 18, 2010. Born August 19, 1939 to Paralee Nora and Arthur Lorenzo Partain, he grew up in the Waldron area and was the youngest of five children. He was predeceased by his mother and father and two brothers, Lowell Partain and Dale Partain. Ed was a retired insurance agent with Shelter Insurance where he worked with his wife for over thirty years. He was an active member of the Church of Christ and previously served as an elder and deacon of the Church. He was a former member of the Hot Springs Barbershop singers and he loved to fish and travel. His life was full of great friendships and loving service to others. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Genevia of Hot Springs; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Clayton Ritchie of Farmersville, Texas and Cecelia and Fred Hawthorn and Lenora and Bruce Gaston all of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; one sister, Robbie Partain of Tippin, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Ardell and Ruby Partain of Hempstead, Texas; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The funeral services will be held at the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Joshua Ritchie, Edward Ritchie, Kyle Hawthorn, Drew Hawthorn, Bret Gaston, Grant Gaston and Logan Gaston. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hot Springs. Visitation will be at Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs, Wednesday, April 21st, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
JEWELL PASSMORE

Jewell Passmore, infant daughter of Fauntella Passmore, passed from this life Friday, February 26, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Jewell is survived, in addition to her mother by one brother, Bryce Passmore of the home; maternal grandmother, Lisa Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; maternal grandfather, Floyd Brown of Waldron, Arkansas; maternal great-grandfather, Marvin Smart of Waldron, Arkansas; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandmother, Etta Smart; maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Maxine Brown; maternal aunt, Lisa Westgate; two maternal great-uncles, Mike and Troy Brown. Jewell's funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Shadden officiating. Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, AR. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
18 February 2004
VERGIE PARTAIN

Vergie Young Partain, 90, of Franklin, formerly of Clarksville, TN died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home, with Revs. John David Laida, Bill Morris and Roger Freeman officiating. Burial was in First Baptist Church of Woodlawn Cemetery. She was born Oct. 19, 1913 in Hontubby, Okla., daughter of Clarence and Bess Fuller Young. She was the widow of Archie Leon Partain. Mrs. Partain was a retired teacher with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Leon Partain of Franklin and Larry Dean Partain of Los Angeles, Calif; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were the deacons from First Baptist Church of Clarksville, TN.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
WILLIAM LOUIS PATRICK

William Louis Patrick, 44, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 16, 2000 in his home. He was a truck driver. Memorial services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 19 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. [Copied as published.] He is survived by two daughters, Mariah Patrick of Memphis, TN and Sarah Patrick of Memphis, TN; his mother, Betty Jean Patrick of Waldron, AR; one sister, Sandra Powell of Denver, CO; one grandchild, Jeremiah McCall of Memphis, TN; and one niece, Jean Boyett of Fort Smith, AR.

The Waldron News
7 July 1999
ELIZABETH L.W. PATTERSON

Elizabeth L.W. Patterson, 78, of Mansfield, AR, died on Tuesday, June 28, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 2 at First Baptist Church in Mansfield, AR with burial at Memorial Park in Hartford, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by one son, Danny Patterson of Mansfield; three grandchildren Lisa Carmona of Hesperia, Calif., Virgil Patterson of Torrance, Calif., and Larua Patterson of the home; and four great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eddie Joe Wooten, Jimmy Wilson, Sam Smith, Bill Newman, Pete Reano, and Mike Reano.

The Waldron News
15 September 1999
ROBERT FULTON PATTERSON

Robert Fulton Patterson was born July 29, 1907 in Winfield, Arkansas and departed this life September 9, 1999 in Poteau, Oklahoma at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 10 days. His father was Dr. Lindsey Oliver Patterson, his mother was Molly Elvira Patterson. His grandfather was Lindsey Oliver Patterson, a circuit Baptist preacher who helped establish several Baptist Churches in Western AR and Eastern OK before and after statehood. His grandmother was Mary Jane Baines who bought and sold livestock, had the crops planted and generally provided a living for the family. His grandparents died about 6 months apart and are buried in the Seahorn cemetery near Waldron. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Eula Crutchfield, Ila (Dixie) Spencer, Grace McKinney, Fern Wilson and two brothers, Dewey and Floyd Patterson. Robert graduated from Heavener High School in 1929, and attended Southwestern State Teachers college in Durant. He taught school for 14 years in various schools in Southeast Oklahoma. He was working as a social worker for the Department of Public Welfare when he was drafted for service in March of 1942. He married Juanita H. Teeter on July 6, 1942 in Abilene, TX. He was injured in the Battle of the Bulge in January of 1945, and was given a discharge in July of that year. He was awarded the Purple Heart & Bronze Star. After his discharge, he taught 30 months in the Poteau School system, he resigned because of bad health. He was a devout Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, also a life time member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. organization. He was a former resident of Norman, OK, and had been a resident of Poteau since 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau, a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge, American Legion and the D.A.V. He was also a Veteran of W.W. II, a retired school teacher and was a disabled veteran. He is survived by his wife, Juanita and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at First Baptist Church in Heavener, OK, with burial at Heavener Memorial Park in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

Scott County Times
15 November 2000
IMOGENE PATTON

G. Imogene Patton, 72, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Parks, Arkansas died Thursday, November 9, 2000 in Oklahoma City. She was retired from Oklahoma Publishing Co. and a member of the Oklahoma City First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, November 13, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She was survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Rick Dye of Oklahoma City; one sister, Virgie Thomas of Mena; two brothers, Cecil Hayes of Fort Smith and Edmond Hayes of Kansas City, Kansas; two grandchildren, Tony Cleek of Oklahoma City and Jeff Cleek of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
15 November 2000
RODNEY R. PATTON

Rodney Ray "Rod" Patton, 46, of Anderson, Indiana died unexpectedly on Nov. 6, 2000 at his residence. He was born June 4, 1954 in Anderson, Indiana and was a lifelong Anderson resident. He was a trainer at White Castle for one year and was employed at Pizza Hut for a number of years. He taught computer technology at Ivy Tech State College in Anderson and Muncie for six years. He was a member of the Lapel American Legion and Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity. He liked old western TV shows, his favorite was John Wayne. He loved to read Louis Lamar. He loved eagles and wolves. He served in the U.S. Marines at the end of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Carolyn Bagshaw Patton, whom he married July 31, 1990, in Anderson; son Andrew Patton of Anderson; adopted daughter, Angel Patton of Anderson; two stepchildren, Sherri (husband, Chuck) Presser and Jesse (wife, Cindy) Glover, all of Anderson; five step- grandchildren, Ross Glover and Madison Presser, Joshua Hamel, Matthew Owens and Tiffany Owens, all of Anderson; two step-great-granddaughters, Katley Hamel and Kristi Hamel of Anderson; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Dwight & Diana Patton of Bedford, Edward & Linda Patton of Anderson, Wesley & Judy Patton of Booneville, Ark., and Clark Patton of Pendleton; a sister, Linda Faye Patton of Anderson; mother & stepfather, Wanda Patton and Gene Misner of Anderson; mother-in-law, Ruby Bagshaw of Anderson; brother-in- law, Robert (wife, Jessie) Bagshaw of White Pigeon, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a very special friend, Debbie "Duder" Tooley. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Vinton Patton. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Revs. Danny St. Clair and Luke St. Clair officiating. Burial was in East Maplewood Cemetery where military graveside rites were conducted by Lapel American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
BETTY JO PAYNE

Betty Jo Payne of Boles, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born November 9, 1933 to Herbert A. Sims and Dovie Sims in Boles, Arkansas. Betty was 79 years and 18 days old. She was a member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas. In March of 1950 Betty married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Payne Sr. Betty worked for Coats & Clark in California until 1968 when they moved back home to Arkansas. Betty went to work in the business office at the Scott County Hospital. Betty loved raising her family and Caring for them. She loved life and this was evident by her never fading smile. She enjoyed making others happy even at her own expense. For many years Betty owned and operated Betty's Costume and Formal Wear. Because of her love of fashion and style and dressing so many people in the proper attire, Betty has attended the Prom at Waldron High School for the last 30 years. She had to make sure all of the boys and girls looked their best. Betty looked for forward to each Thursday because that was designated "Sister's Day." The family never knew what the "Sister's" were going to get into next. Possibly it was just a night for dinner or shopping or a trip somewhere. No matter where they went or what they did it was sure to be a fun filled event. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Cindy Boyd and husband Bill of Greenwood, Arkansas, two sons, Clinton "Kenny" Payne of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Clyde L. Payne Jr. of Boles, Arkansas. Granny Betty will forever be missed by six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by four sisters: Evelyn Blalock of Waldron, Arkansas, Jean Barker of Boles, Arkansas, Catherine Pace of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sue Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas as well as one brother, Doug Sims of Boles, Arkansas along with a life long friend and special companion, Carl Reed of Boles, Arkansas. Betty will remain in the hearts of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Clyde L. "Buddy" Payne Sr., one grandson, Jamie May, and two brothers, Omer Sims and Buddy Ray Sims. Betty's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty's pallbearers were Roger Broomfield, Mickey Pace, Park Barker, Jr., Ron Langley, Doug Sims and Tony Reed. Betty's visitation was Friday, November 30, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where they received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family of Betty Payne would like to thank all the staff at the Waldron Nursing Center and Peachtree Hospice for their loving care of Mom. You all truly made her last months comfortable and blessed.

The Waldron News
6 November 2013
BOBBY LEO PAYNE

Bobby Leo Payne of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, October 29, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobby was born March 17, 1954 to Robert Lee Payne and Janice (Morgan) Payne in Mena, Arkansas. Bobby was 59 years, 7 months and 12 days old. Bobby was a retired stone mason. His hobby was working on cars and other motorized equipment. Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Janice Rogers of Mena, Arkansas, one sister, Joyce Reed Hulsey and husband Mike of Mena, Arkansas and one nephew Donald Brown and wife Pam of Waldron, Arkansas and great niece Brandi and great nephew Keaton. Bobby will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Bobby is preceded in death by his father and his step father, grandparents, Richard and Clara Morgan and uncle and aunt Buddy and Sondra Morgan. Buddy's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobby's pallbearers were Joe Barker, HD Brown, Clay McConnell, William Self, David Tallmadge and James White. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Rick Hawthorne and Joe Bill Ward. Bobby's visitation was Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott County Senior Citizens Center, or the library of your choice.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
BRENDA LEE PAYNE

Brenda Lee Payne, 50, of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Brenda was born in Poteau, OK on October 15, 1958, the daughter of the late Vachell Dempsy and Joann (McDaniel) Yancey. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Waldron HIgh School. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Brenda is survived by her husband James Lewis Payne of the home, two daughters, Misty Dawn Simmons and husband James of Waldron, AR, Tammy Caviness and husband Roy of Harrison, AR; two sons, Terry Payne and wife Patricia of Springfield, AR, Johnny Payne and wife Sheila of Leslie, AR; grandkids, Jamie Phillips, Kali Brasel, Dannon Caviness, Heather Payne, Ashlynn Payne, Sammuel Byrd, Nathan Payne and expecting grandson, Taven James Simmons; one brother, Jack Yancey, his wife Annette and daughter Teaira of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Dempsy and Joann Yancey. Brenda's funeral service was at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20th, 2009 with Bro. Larry Free and Bro. Freddie Woodrall officiating with interment in the Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme. Pallbearers were Gerald Essman, Bernis Rogers, Caleb Free, Daniel Free, Josh Edwards and Daniel Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Wayne Thompson and Clint DeShazo.

The Waldron News
8 March 2006
CHARLES RAY PAYNE

Charles Ray Payne, 64, of Malvern, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006 at a local nursing home after a long illness, and he was cherished by the nursing staff and residents. He was born October 14, 1941 at Nola, Arkansas to the late Auston Payne and the late Ella Defoor Payne. He was a former employee of Clark Machinery in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is survived by one sister, Faye McKenzie of Germantown, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Parks Cemetery located at Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern.

The Waldron News
7 August 2013
LONNIE JOE PAYNE

Lonnie Joe Payne of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lonnie was born October 2, 1955 to Gerald Payne and Donna Gates in Magnolia, Arkansas. Lonnie was 57 years, 9 months and 26 days old. Lonnie proudly served in the United States Army for 13 years. He served as a co-pilot on a helicopter during chemical warfare. After his tenure in the military, Lonnie worked in the construction field as a brick layer. His hobby was working on motorcycles and riding motorcycles. Lonnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, four daughters: Shawn McEntire and husband Sheldon of Waldron, Arkansas, Dee Oliver and husband Jessie of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Sophia Payne & Katarina Payne of Germany. Lonnie is also survived by one sister, Vickie Payne. Grandpa will forever be missed by six grandchildren. Lonnie will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Donna Payne, paternal grandmparents, Opal & Rhea Payne and one brother, Jerry Payne. A life celebration memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
2 July 2003
WILLA DEAN PAYNE

Willa Dean Payne passed away the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2003 at her home at the age of 70 years. Mrs. Payne was born January 18, 1933 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to John and Katie (Crump) House. She was married to Lee McKinley Payne on March 20, 1948 in Dennison, Texas. They celebrated 53 years of marriage together until Lee preceded here in death on April 21, 2001. Mrs. Payne lived in the Konawa area for 29 years before moving to Burns, Tennessee in July 2002. She enjoyed canning vegetables fresh out of the garden, a good game of dominoes and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa and was currently attending Cornerstone Church of God in Dickson, Tennessee. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Payne; her parents, John and Katie House; two brothers: Robert House and R.H. House; six children: Joe, Glenda, Bobby, Kenneth, Wilma Dean and Donald Lee Payne. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, June 27, 2003 at the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church with Reverend Wesley Martin officiating. Interment was followed at Crossroads Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville. Survivors were grandson: Bruce Lee Payne of the home; children: Virginia Tull and husband Bill of Hon, Arkansas; Phyllis Beeler and husband Jerry of Holdenville; Randy Payne and wife Cathy of Waldron, Arkansas; Gary Payne and wife Arlene of Burns, Tennessee; Donnie Payne and wife Christy of Burns, Tennessee; Bruce Payne and wife Mary of Sulphur; sister, Alta Mae Wright of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers: Ben House of Camden, Arkansas; John House of Clarksville, Tennessee; Paul House of Oklahoma City; Jessie House of Tyler, Texas. Also surviving were twenty-three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

The Waldron News
6 May 2009
WAYNE THOMAS PAYTON

Wayne Thomas Payton, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at his home. Wayne was born in Anamosa, IA on June 25, 1943, the son of the late Francis J. and Stella Mae (Bemrose) Payton. He served in the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War, retired from Rheem Manufacturing as a press operator, he loved to go to flea markets, he also loved Eagle and Wolf statues and enjoyed fishing. Wayne is survived by his wife, Marie Payton of the home; six children, Janice Hewhoff and husband Butch of Bayard, Nebraska, Robert Payton and wife Connie of Durango, Colorado, Philip Payton and wife Kim of Fort Collins, Colorado, Charnell Payton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Damon Payton and Ruth of Fort Collins, Colorado, Cheryl Ford and husband Chuck of Ft. Maddison, Iowa; two step children, Teresa Brixey of Mansfield, Arkansas, Tamara Adamson and husband Wayne of Waldron, Arkansas; numberous grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Lois Colvin and husband Milton of Newell, Iowa; two brothers, Marion Payton and wife Genie of Anamosa, Iowa, Louis Payton and wife Anna of Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Jenny of Texas, Elsie Payton of Tipton, Iowa; one brother-in- law, Eldon Hanson of Mechanicsville, Iowa; numberous aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Hanson, three brothers, John, Jim and Woodrow Payton. Wayne's memorial service was held at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, May 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Isham officiating and services by the local VFW and American Legion with interment Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with full military honors under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Mike Atchley, Thomas Adamson, James Godfrey and John Cox. Honorary pallbearers were members of the VFW Post and American Legion in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society, 3291 S. Thompson Ste. D104, Springdale, AR 72764 or the charity of the donors choice.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011 & 26 January 2011
ROY PEEVYHOUSE

Roy Peevyhouse, 66, of Bates passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 in his home. Roy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Miranda Peevyhouse of the home; two sons, Dennis Martin of South Wayne, Wisc. and Jim and Linda Peevyhouse of Meridian, Miss.; four stepchildren, Joy Hill and husband Randy of Bates, Bobby Blevins of Bates, Jan Carter and husband Patrick Chappell of Stigler, and Ronald Terrell and Robyn of Kinta; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kay Boss and husband Victor of Albany, Wisc. and Diane Rogers and husband Earl of Nora, Ill., and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a great niece. Cremation was under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
24 August 2005
DANIEL DEAN PENA

Daniel Dean Pena, age 17, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in Waldron. He was born August 11, 1988 in Tulare, California to Santos Pena and Virginia Singleton Jones. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Jones of Waldron, AR; his father, Santos Pena of Tulare, CA; brothers, Kenny Singleton of Waldron, AR and David Pena of Waldron, AR; paternal grandmother, Maria Pena of Tulare, CA; maternal grandfather, Herman Singleton of Waldron, AR; great-grandmother, Iona Burns of San Diego, CA; numerous nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Chant Pentecostal Church in Y-City with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhoms.com.

The Waldron News
21 January 2004
WILLIAM DAVID "JUNIOR" PENDERGRAFT

William David "Junior" Pendergraft, Jr., age 86 of Danville, AR, died Friday, January 16, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Mr. Pendergraft was born August 20, 1917 in Booneville to the late William David Sr. and Bessie Powell Pendergraft. He was a retired carpenter and poultry grower and a member of the Danville Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Don Lee Pendergraft. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mildred Finney Pendergraft; two sons, Jerry Pendergraft of Danville and Bill Pendergraft of Russellville; three daughters, Thelma Ball of Danville, Mary Knutson of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Carol Millard of Waldron; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Janury 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Danville Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie King and Rev. Ricky White officiating. Interment was in Russell Cemetery in Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Monty Ball, Michael Ball, David Millard, Dane Millard, Brian Kerr, Kevin Pendergraft, Lance Pendergraft, Steven Pendergraft and Danny Pendergraft.

The Waldron News
24 August 2011
REVEREND J. ELTON PENNINGTON

Reverend J. Elton Pennington, 81, of Abbott, Arkansas passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011 in his home. He was born on November 4, 1929 in Abbott, AR to John C. and Stella Pennington. Rev. Pennington pastored churches in Waldron, Booneville, Charleston and numerous churches in the Abbott area. He retired from the Temple Baptist Church in Fort Smith after 22 years of service. He supplied in numerous churches in the area since his retirement. He was loved and respected by everyone he knew. Elton is survived by his wife of 63 years Retha Pennington; daughter Brenda Harris and husband Dwain; son Britt Pennington and wife Julie of Broken Arrow, OK; four grandsons Greg Robinson and wife Julie of Broken Arrow, OK, James Pennington and Erica, Austin Pennington and fiancee Nichole Christensen and Scott Passmore; two granddaughters, Meagan Passmore and Mackenzie Hamilton; and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Blake Pennington and wife Betty of Bella Vista, AR. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Abbott Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing will be Monday, August 22, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Memorial may be made to the Abbott Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 345, Mansfield, Arkansas 72944.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
JEWELL PENNINGTON

Jewell Pennington, 93, of Ola, Arkansas died Feb. 2, in a Danville hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ola Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, one son, Lynol and one daughter, Billie Ann. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Ola Church of Christ with burial at Shepard Cemetery at Dardanelle, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one brother-in-law, Garlin and Delena Pennington of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one niece, Judy Bennett of Dardanelle, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Odean Parker, Hartsell Lewis, Harlon Porter, Bob Bottoms, Warren Birkhead, Richie Tippin. Viewing was from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 3, at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
29 September 2010
JULIUS PEPPER

Julius Pepper, 91, of Poteau, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, September 17, 2010 in a Poteau nursing home. Julius is survived by one son-in-law Clyde Lee Oldaker, Sr.; grandsons Lee Oldaker and wife Cendra, Cliff Oldaker and wife Kiki; six great-grandchildren, Deavin, Alysa, Robie and Royce Oldaker; Taylor and Destiney Stacey. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Assembly of God Church in Bates with interment in the Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
17 June 2009
MARTHA PEPPER
April 21, 1921 - June 9, 2009

Martha Jane Pepper, 97, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in a Poteau nursing home. Martha is survived by her husband of 71 years Julius Pepper, son-in-law Clyde Lee Oldaker, Sr.; Grandsons Lee Oldaker and wife Cendra, and Cliff Oldaker and wife Kiki; four great-grandchildren Deavin, Alysa, Robie and Royce Oldaker. Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at the Assembly of God Church in Bates with interment in the Kirk Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Dennis Duncan, Kevin Kelley, James Marin Kelley, Jerry Miller, Josh Miller, Troy Nevills, Rod Nix, and Terry Nix.

The Waldron News
7 February 2007
HADA PERALTO

Hada Peralto, age 84, died in a Waldron nursing home on February 3, 2007. She was a native of Honduras and was the mother of six. She is survived by one daughter, Mirna Bain of Heavener, OK; one son, Israel Oseguera of Heavener, OK; one sister, Maria Miralda of Honduras; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Peralto was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Memorial services were held at 7:00 p.m. on February 7, 2007 at La Primara Iglesia Bautista Hispana, in Heavener, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
18 November 2009
BEATRIZ PEREZ

Beatriz Perez, 76, of Havana, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in a Russellville, Arkansas nursing home. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Catholic Church in Danville, Arkansas. Beatriz is survived by three daughters, Maria Paz, Martha Paz, Beatriz Paz; seven sons, Alfonso Paz, Alberto Paz, Moises Paz, Mario Paz, BaHazar Paz, Fernando Paz; six sisters, Eloiza Perez, Jesus Perez, Delfina Perez, Ampara Perez, Carolina Perez, Evelia Perez; three brothers, Eliaz Perez, Ruben Perez, Manuel Perez; twenty seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Beatriz's Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the Catholic Church of Saint Andrew in Danville, Arkansas with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will be in the Penjamo Cemetery in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme & Crematory. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to the funeral hour at the Catholic Church of Saint Andrew in Danville, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
ARTHUR PERKINS

Arthur Elmer Perkins, 75, of Waldron, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired landscaper, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, January 6, 2001 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Elinor Perkins of the home; four daughters, Penny Perkins of Naples, Florida, Cindy Perkins of Woodruff, Wisconsin, Stephanie Perkins of Bonita Springs, Florida and Louise Perkins of Woodruff, Wisconsin; two sons, Pat Perkins of Spring Stead, Wisconsin and Art Perkins, III of Naples, Florida; three sisters, Adaline Pogorelski of Woodruff, Wisconsin, Joann Bellevean of Eagle River, Wisconsin and Jerri Below of Bonita Springs, Florida; two brothers, Jim Perkins of Naples, Florida and John J. Perkins of Rogers, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were David Jones, Frank Shaddon, Nicky Sehorn, Darrell Pyles, Kenney Finney and Jerry Ray Hutchens.

Scott County Times
12 January 2005
RAY PERKINS

Ray Felle Perkins, age 85, of Mansfield died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in a local hospital. He was retired from FMC Corp., a veteran of WWII, member of Northside Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a private pilot and taught Ground School at Modesto Jr. College in Modesto, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lettie Perkins, three sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Sue; one daughter, Lynda Alstorre of Texarkana, Arkansas; one step-granddaughter, Marsha McCurter and husband Tim of Waldron; one son, Larry Perkins and wife Peggy of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, Brian Gray and wife Tonya of Maud, Texas; Melissa Lee and husband Alden of Ceres, California; Jodi Hutchison of Texarkana, Arkansas; Laura Urguart of Pasadena, California; Karen Perkins of Santa Barbara, California, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were John Gallimore, Marion Mathis, Farris Blythe, Mike Blythe, Tim McCurter and Danny Heydenrich. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Vincent Jones and the men of Mansfield Sr. Citizens Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Sr. Citizens Center.

Scott County Times
27 June 2001
TOM PERKINS

Tom Perkins, 89, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a farmer. Funeral services were at 2 pm Friday, June 22, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Peggy Kohlar of Modesto, California; two sons, Thomas of California and Roy Frank of Little Rock; one sister, Marjorie Rice of Waldron; one brother, Ray Felle of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Elzie Barnett, Buel Perkins, Floyd Coward,Bruce Hainley, Dewayne Hope and Donald Williams.

The Waldron News
11 April 2012
JOHN A. PERRON

John A. Perron of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Saint Louis, Missouri. John was born November 28, 1949 to the late James Perron and Josie (Sales) Perron in Beaumont, Texas. John was 62 years, 4 months and 6 days old. He attended Boles Freewill Baptist Church. John was a retired First Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. He served in the Vietnam War. John's favorite way to spend his time was with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing anywhere he could throw in a line. John had a knack for woodworking. He really liked to make cedar chests. John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Dian Perron of the home, one daughter, Brandee Perron and two sons, Jeffrey Perron and Jonathon Perron both of the home. John is also survived by three brothers, Jesse Perron, Lewis Perron and Michael J. Bast Sr. all of Beaumont, Texas. John also has touched the lives of many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. A graveside servies with military honors was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012 at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. John's pallbearers were George O'Daniel, Lewis Perron, Jesse Perron, Michael Bast and Tony Griffin. John's visitation was held at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
EDDIE EUGENE PERRY

Eddie Eugene Perry, 61, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Ridgewood Health Rehabilitation Center in Benton, Arkansas. Eddie is survived by two sons, Jeff Perry and wife Mandy of Conway, Arkansas, Jim Perry and wife Micci of Hot Springs, Arkansas and their mother Marie Smith of Conway, Arkansas; five brothers, Larry "Butch" Perry of Boles, Arkansas, Jabo Perry of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bobby Joe Perry of Van Buren, Arkansas, Thomas Lee Perry of Alma, Arkansas, Johnny Perry of Bryant, Arkansas; one stepdaughter Jennifer Riggs of Little Rock, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Tre Perry, Taylor Perry, Nate Perry, Keaton Perry, Bailey Perry, McKenzie Perry, Austin Wyles and Shirla Wyles. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia; one daughter Evelyn and his parents, Emmett and L.B. (Speaks) perry. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be sons, Jeff Perry and Jim Perry, and brothers Larry Perry, Jabo Perry, Bobby Joe Perry, Thomas Lee Perry, Johnny Perry.

Scott County Times
25 July 2001
L.B. PERRY

L.B. Perry, 77, of Boles, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 18, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Jehovah's Witness and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Perry; one daughter, Debra Sue Perry; and two brothers, Lester Speaks and Lewis Speaks. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by six sons, Larry of Boles, Eddie of Little Rock, Jabo of Sherwood, Arkansas, Bobby of Clarksville, Arkansas, Thomas of Alma, Arkansas and Johnny of Bryant, Arkansas; three sisters, Lilly Mae Speaks of Boles, Dorothy Speaks of Waldron and Jean Miller of Cedarville, Arkansas; one brother, Charles "Sonny" Speaks of Boles; 15 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
10 October 2012
LARRY "BUTCH" PERRY

Larry "Butch" Perry, 66, of Boles, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Mercy Hospital of Scott County. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Weintraub) Perry of the home; two children, Roger Dale Perry of Jacksonville, Arkansas; Tammy Lynn Messner of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; four brothers, Jabo Perry, Bobby Joe Perry, Thomas Lee Perry, Johnny Ray Perry; seven grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He is preceded in death by his parents Emmett and L.B. (Speaks) Perry; one sister Deborah Sue Perry and one brother, Eddie Eugene Perry. Visitation was Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at the Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Jabo Perry, Bobby Perry, Tom Perry, John Perry, Jeff Perry and Jimbo Perry.

The Waldron News
19 August 2009
MARY PATRICIA "PAT" PERSHELL

Mary Patricia "Pat" Pershell, 87, of Abbott, formerly of LaGrange, IL, died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at her home after an ongoing battle with cancer. The daughter of James McCarthy and Mary Geddes McCarthy, Pat was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. Pat married Gordon Pershell in 1942. The couple celebrated 62 years of marriage before Gordon's death in 2005. Pat was an active member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Hartford. She played bridge at Vache Grasse with her friends over a time span of 30 years. She was active within the Girl Scout Council, and had also worked with at-risk youth. Pat was a certified teacher and crafts instructor. Pat honored her lifelong passion for art and was an extremely talented artist. Pat was a member of Mid-Sothern Watercolorists and Greenwood Art Guild. She exhibited her work in may juried (copied as written) and won many awards. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, her parents, her sister, an infant brother and a grandson. Pat is survived by four children, Nancy Pershell of Witcherville, AR, David Pershell of Baroda, Mich., Richard Pershell and wife Kathy of Abbott, AR and Dan Pershell and wife Penny of Houston; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two nieces and four nephews. A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Leo's Church in Hartford at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 20 with the Rev. Greg Luyet officiating. A luncheon, prepared by fellow parishioners, will be served in the Church Hall immediately following the Mass. Pat will be buried with her husband at Fort Smith National Cemetery. The interment ceremony is at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to "A Toast to Pat" which will be held at her home beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday evening. An online photo memorial will be available for 90 days at www.mem.com. Your comments, anecdotes and memories would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank Mercy Hospice of St. Edward, with special thanks to Tammy Gunnels, R.N., Rhonda Speaks, R.N. and Lottie Richmond, HHA, for their dedicated care of our mother. Funeral arrangements were made by McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice.

The Waldron News
17 June 1998
NORA MAE PETERSON

Nora Mae Peterson, 77, oft Waldron, died Friday, June 12, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Dorothy Mae Smith and Clara Mae Smith, both of Waldron, and Pearl Mae Graham, of Merced, California; four sons: Benjamin James Cox, of Pryor, Oklahoma, Robert Joel Cox, of Oil City, Louisiana, Joe Lee Peterson, of Waldron and Donald Raymond Peterson, of Waldron; one brother, Dee Yandell, of Booneville; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donnie Wagner, James Wagner, Verdell Wagner, Gary Ashford, William Slater and Jim Wilson. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
BILLY RAY PETTIT

Billy Ray Pettit, "Catfish," artist, husband and father, passed away in his home in Williams on October 26, 2006 at the age of 59. Billy Ray was born in Waldron, Arkansas, Oct. 15, 1947, and moved to Williams with his parents in 1953. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorene Pettit, and his father, Ben Pettit. A father, artist and long time cowboy character, Billy Ray touched the lives of many on both local and international levels, entertaining tourists with his flamboyant personality and his inspirational sculptures. He is best known for his sculpting of the Bill Williams Mountain Man Monument which greets all visitors to the area and has become a Route 66 national symbol. Billy Ray, owner of S&P Tax service and Grand Canyon Railway cowboy character, also instructed art at Northern Arizona University for a time in the late 1970's. He is survived by his wife, Laurha Pettit; brother Jim Pettit (both of Williams), sister, Daphine Holleman, Waldron, AR; sons, Chris and James Pettit; daughters, Yvette Wages of Columbia Lakes, TX and April Gonzales of Mesa. Step-children include Chris Smith of Williams, Marlon Bruno of Flagstaff, AZ, Erik Bruno of Reno, NV, Cassaundra Pettit of San Antonio, TX; and 13 grandchildren. Services were held at the foot of the Bill Williams Mountain Man Monument.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
LORENE PETTIT

Lorene Pettit, 92, longtime Williams resident, died June 29, 2001 at Flagstaff Medical Center. She was born Nov. 4, 1908 in Parks, Arkansas, the daughter of Jim and Fannie Jameson. Mrs. Pettit and her husband, Ben, brought their family to Arizona in 1953. Ben worked in construction and made a big impact on the development of Williams and the surrounding area. Mrs. Pettit worked and cared for many as a loving mother caring for her children, then her grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Daphine Holleman of Waldron, Ark; two sons, Jim Pettit and Bill Pettit of Williams; six sisters, Vida Hoffman of Parks, Ark., Victoria Porter and Joanna Rhyme, both of Waldron, Ark., Kathleen Morrison, Katherene Murray and Edna Watson, all of San Diego; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 2 at First Baptist Church with interment following in Williams Cemetery.

The Waldron News
12 January 2011
LILLIE H. PETTY

Lillie H. Petty, 77, of Ola, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, January 9, 2011 in a Danville, Arkansas hospital. Lillie was born March 8, 1933 in Briggsville, Arkansas to the late John Vaughn and Myrtal (Bottoms) Vaughn. Mrs. Petty worked for Wayne Farms for 15 years and was a retired homemaker. Lillis is survived by one daughter, Angie Stephens of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Ashley Smith of Plainview, Arkansas and Bradley Holland of Waldron, Arkansas; 2 great grandchildren, Faith Sherrill of Havana, Arkansas and Arian Smith of Plainview, Arkansas and a number of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Petty, 6 brothers, Lester, Riley, Elmer, Raymond, Beak and Jaycee Vaughn and 2 sisters, Virgie Weems and Lois Reed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 August 2014
PHOUTHONG PHANAPHAY

Phouthong Phanaphay of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, August 4, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Phouthong was born June 2, 1955 in Napheng Vientiane, Laos to Nong Phanaphay and Lay Phanaphay. Phouthong was 59 years, 2 months and 2 days old. Phouthong leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Chanmaly of the home; three children: Phil Phanaphay, Steve Phanaphay and Amanda Phanaphay. Phouthong will be forever missed by his three grandchildren: Alyssa, Jessica and Vanessa as well as two brothers and three sisters. Phouthong will be in the hearts of many extended family, friends and loved ones. Phouthong is preceded in death by his parents. Phouthong's life celebration was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Cremation followed. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Phouthong's visitation was Friday, August 8, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 April 2006
ERMA PHELAN

Erma "Morris" Phelan, age 76, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. Memorial service was held at 10:00 am Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Evening Shade Baptist Church under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband Ansel Phelan of the home; three daughters, Debra Humphreys of Waldron, Cindy Cato of Hot Springs Village and Ronnah Johnson of Waldron; one son Butch Phelan of Poteau, Oklahoma; three brothers, Al Morris of Fort Smith; Jimmy Young of Waldron and Jack Young of Booneville; nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Scott County Times
20 November 2002
MARVIN EDWARD PHELPS

Marvin Edward Phelps, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was the former president of the Bank of Waldron, Perry County Bank, Bank of Arkansas, Citizens Bank of Batesville and Merchants Bank of West Memphis. He was also a past member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Sodie Davidson Park Board, Waldron Country Club as well as several other civic clubs. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy and a member of the Waldron Methodist Church. Local arrangements were made by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery of McKenzie, TN under the direction of Brummitt Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Mary Frances Phelps and one son Edward Lynn Phelps of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
MARY FRANCES PHELPS

Mary Frances Phelps, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 2, 2007 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and member of the First Methodist Church of Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was the widow of Marvin Phelps, a former Bank of Waldron banker, from Gleason, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery in McKenzie, Tennessee on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The graveside service will be under the direction of Brummitt Funeral Home of McKenzie, Tennessee. Mary is survived by her son, Eddie Phelps, of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Ina Mae Berryhill of McKenzie, Tennessee. Mary was born on April 12, 1918 and grew up in Hinkledale outside of McKenzie, Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Samuel (Pap) and Sally Houston of Hinkledale. Mary liked to please her family. She loved her husband and son. Mary married Marvin in 1932. She was married 64 years to her husband. She liked to keep a clean house and have a nice looking yard. She will be missed by her son.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
BAXTER PHILLIPS

Baxter Phillips, age 74, of Parks, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was a retired carpenter, farmer and attended the Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Ruby and two nieces.

Scott County Times
13 March 2002
DELVIN PHILLIPS

Delvin "B" Phillips, born November 22, 1919 in Mansfield, Arkansas left this earth February 23, 2002 in Springfield, Oregon. Memorial Services were held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 11 am with Pastor Glen Zimmerman officiating. "B" has relatives and friends in the Waldron area.

The Waldron News
24 February 2010
EVA JO (NICHOLS) PHILLIPS

Eva Jo (Nichols) Phillips, 79, of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, February 15, 2010 in a Waldron nursing home. Eva was born January 3, 1931 in Keener, Arkansas to the late Roy and Virgie A. (Stafford) Nichols. She loved her cattle on her ranch in Parks, Arkansas. Eva attended Oklahoma Baptist University, she was a retired federal civil service employee with the Defense Department, Health and Human Service, Education and Energy Departments. Eva is survived by her fiance, Lewis "Mac" McNeace of Richlands, VA; one brother, Roy Ralph Nichols and wife Sharon of Waldron, AR; one sister-in-law, Delores Phillips of Washington state; two brothers-in-law, John A. Hegar of Forney, Texas, Charles Odean Phillips of California; two nieces, Eva K. Steele of Texas, Brenda Truss of Caifornia; five nephews, Stuart Nichols of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Mike Phillips of Washington state, Mike Hegar of Texas, Brian Phillips of California, Brandon Phillips of California; several great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. Eva's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Stone officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were David Yandell, Jim Lee, Doug White, Joe Stearman, Stanley Cottrell and Matt McCafferty. Honorary pallbearer was Herman Atchley.

The Waldron News
16 February 2011
EVALENA MILLARD PHILLIPS

Evalena Millard Phillips, age 77, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Faye Millard; a sister, Johnnie Dunson and a grandson, Wyatt D. Lipham. She is survived by her sisters, Billie Waganer and Ida Hawthorne, and brother Jesse Millard and his wife, Carol. She is also survived by her children, Roger Lipham and his wife, Cheryl, Gary Lipham and his wife, Jennifer, Dale Phillips and his wife, Tina, Darla Williams and her husband, Eric, Deadria Williams and her husband, John David and Paula Strunk. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, numerous foster children, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with interment to follow in the Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Mike Waganer, Daryl Hawthorne, Dennis Hawthorne, Bruce Hawthorne, David Millard and Joe Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Will Lipham, Chris Lipham, Cole Tucker, Dustin Catlett, Brandon Catlett, Justin Smith and Hunter Strunk.

Scott County Times
20 December 2000
HESTER PHILLIPS

Hester Nancy Ann Phillips, 88, of Booneville died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 in a Booneville hospital. She was a member of Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. She is survived by three daughters, Flora Mae Evelyn Goff and Lorene A. Shackleford, both of Booneville, and Rethalee Matilda Moore of Mansfield; two sons, Louie George Phillips of Chickasha, Oklahoma and Robert L. Phillips of Gage, Oklahoma; three sisters, Vera Calemae Williams of Booneville and Minnie Lavada Cooper and Geneva Louise Collins, both of Fort Smith; one brother, W.C. "Dub" Beckett of Booneville; 14 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Alton Shackleford, John D. Moore, Jerry and Earnest Goff, Kevin Sales and Tim Harper.

Scott County Times
27 November 2002
JAMES MILTON PHILLIPS

Parks--Funeral services for James Milton Phillips, 74, of Parks were held Monday, November 25, 2002 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Hawkins Cemetery at Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Phillips died Friday, November 22, 2002 at his home. He was a retired Air Force CMSgt., a veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a member of Knight Templar, was a Mason, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. On July 26, 1960 and March 25, 1965 he received the Air Force Commendation Medal and on June 25, 1964 he received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Survivors include his wife, Eva of the home; three nephews, Brian Phillips and wife Beverly of San Jose, California, Michael Phillips of Marysville, Washington and Brandon Phillips; two nieces, Linda Whitman and husband Ron of Camano Island, Washington and Brenda Truss; four great nephews, Austin Phillips, Tyrell Truss, Zacharia Whitman and Joshua Whitman; three great nieces, Kristi Whitman, Anastashia Phillips and Shayna Truss; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Bob Phillips of Marysville, Washington; and one brother, Charles Odean Phillips of Rio Dell, California. Pallbearers were a Military Honor Guard.

Scott County Times
29 October 2003
JOYCE EVELYN PHILLIPS

Joyce Evelyn Phillips, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, October 26, 2003, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron, Rockette Breakfast Club, Adult III Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her mother Essie May Jones; husband, Vernon G. Phillips; sister, Sue Lisiewki; niece, Pam Richardson; great grandson, Bradley James Colvert; and brother-in-law, Charlie Fryar. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron with burial at 2 pm Thursday at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Little Rock, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda and Don Gates of Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, Julia and Steve Massey of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Sherry Lopez of Palm Springs, California; three sisters, Daisy Fryar of Waldron, Arkansas, Sharon Petit of Wenatchee, Washington and Maggie Ellis of Federal Way, Washington; one brother, Ray McKinney of Springdale, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 August 2010
LYNNE PHILLIPS

The body of (Lauren) Lynne Phillips was found around 7:00 p.m., July 28th on a quiet stretch of Robinson Creek Road in Scott County. Though Lynne apparently sought solitude, he was not alone. According to family members, a despondent Lynne, age 46, walked away from his sister and brother-in-laws' home around 11:00 p.m. on the 27th. Shadow, his sister Vickie Lovette's Corgi, was by his side. Was it an accident or chance that caused Shadow to follow this man that night? Or did Shadow sense the love that his master and family had for Lynne; whether it was Shadow who knew that Lynne would need him that night or if it was God who caused this small dog to remain with Lynne, we'll never know for sure. After the family and neighbors spent hours searching the area but finding nothing that would help in locating Lynne, they sought help from the Scott County Sheriff's office. Scott County Search and Rescue was paged out by Scott County Dispatch around 3:30 the afternoon of the 28th. When dispatch did not receive enough response from Search and Rescue, Boles and Parks Volunteer Fire Departments were then paged. Along with family members and friends, the search continued. When Lynne was finally found, there beside his body was the faithful small dog Shadow. It was said that Shadow did not leave his position on his own accord, he had to be picked up and carried away. He did not understand that his duty had been done, that he had likely prevented harm to Lynne from wild animals. Did God make Shadow to be a Guardian Angel in those quiet hours for Lynne? Did God provide a Guardian Angel for both Lynne and Shadow that night? Did God have Shadow remain with Lynne for comfort in his last hours on earth? These questions cannot be answered now, but for the man Lynne, beloved husband of Jane for 17 years, first born, only son, big brother to four sisters, brother-in-law, nephew, favorite uncle and friend to others, he will be sorely missed. The exact moment that Lynne came face to face with our Lord, we cannot say...the thoughts that went through his mind as he and Shadow walked along in the dark, will remain untold, but one can believe the grace of God was upon him that night for He saw that Lauren Lynne Phillips was not alone.

The Waldron News
26 September 2001
OLA MAE HUDSON PHILLIPS

Ola Mae Hudson Phillips, age 92 of Danville, Arkansas died Thursday, September 20, 2001 at her home. She was born April 27, 1909 in Olio, Arkansas to the late Samuel Washington and Lena Miller Hudson. She was a homemaker, mother, wife and retired poultry farmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Phillips, four brothers, William, Ted, Leon and Robert Hudson. She is survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Betty and Norman Gangluff of Hattieville, AR, Reba Sanders and Mary Millard of Danville, AR; one sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lea and Tobe Horn of Danville; three sisters-in-law, Edith Hudson of Danville, Marie Hudson and Christy Hudson Johnson both of Waldron, AR; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and cousins. Services were Sunday, 2:00 p.m. September 23, 2001 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Dennis Horn officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Scott County Times
16 June 2004
THELMA PHILLIPS

Parks--Funeral services for Thelma Phillips, 76, of Parks were held Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 2 pm at Keener Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed at Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Phillips died Sunday, June 13, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of the Keener Freewill Baptist Church, a seamstress and an employee of Parks Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Phillips. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Staggs of Parks and Fran Broomfield of Waldron; a sister, Josie Walker of Waldron; two brothers, Waymon Sparks and Milton Sparks both of Waldron; three grandchildren, Tessa Rose, Kassie Blackmon and David Adaway; four step-grandchildren, Doug Staggs, Stephanie Smith, Ashley Hogan and Trey Broomfield; one great grandchild and two step-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randal Broomfield, Athel Staggs, Trey Broomfield, Floyd Rose, Dale Sparks and Brandon Sparks. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Lee, Mark Standridge, Dalton Standridge, Buddy Morgan, Wilf Rose, Steve Rose and James Long.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
BETTY JEAN PHILPOT

Betty Jean Philpot, 62, of Hartford, Arkansas died Monday, January 8, 2001 in [a] California hospital. She was a retired cook. She is survived by two daughters, Jeanie Marshall of Arkansas and Janie Bastardo of California; five sons, Jeff Marshall and Troy Marshall both of Hartford, Arkansas, Timmy Marshall and Andy Marshall both of California, and Eddie Marshall of Oregon; two sisters, Sherry Viallibos of Arkansas and Billie Philpot of Regon; three brothers, Terry Philpot of Oregon, Junior Philpot of Arkansas and Jim Philpot of Oklahoma; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service was Friday, January 26, 2001 at Hartford Memorial Park, in Hartford, Arkansas with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
6 October 2010
PATSY ANN PICKENS

Patsy Ann Pickens, age 73 of Gravelly passed away Sunday September 26, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born October 30, 1936 in Nola, AR to the late Raymond & Oneida Morrow Neighbors. She was owner & operator of Gravelly Grocery Store, and a member of the Nola Church of Christ. Preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Peggy Pickens, brother-in-law R.C. Pickens. Survivors include husband of 55 years Jake Pickens; son, Jamie Pickens of Gravelly; granddaughter Lisa Marie Pickens of Gravelly; sister & brother-in-law, Debbie & Dale Gane of Tulsa, OK; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe & Pat Pickens of Harvey; Jim & Cheryl Pickens of Danville; Bill Pickens of Danville; Jerry & Kathy Pickens of Bluffton; and a host of nieces & nephews. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Nola Church of Christ with Mr. Leonard Fusion officiating. Burial will be at Parks Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
PAULINE LAVITA PICKENS

Graveside services for Pauline Lavita Pickens, 82, of Longview were held at 12:00 noon on Monday, December 8, 2008 at White Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Mrs. Pickens went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Longview. She was born November 15, 1926 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Pete and Dorthea Stapp Hodge. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Campbell and husband Stoney of Diana, TX; sons Jerry Lee Black of Longview and James Donagan of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Cama Stone, Clint Stone and wife Lisa, Lori Stone; great grandchildren, Emily Stone, Abbie Stone, Cassie LeCount, Jaylon LeCounty, Dakota Stone, Dylan Stone, Sierra Stone and Samantha Stone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luton Pickens, parents, Pete and Dorthea Hodge, son Loyd Junior Black and sister, Betty Rube. She will always be a beloved mother, grandmother, and best friend. She was the heart of our family. She worked very hard all of her life. Doing so many various jobs. She loved God and her family dearly. God blessed us with a precious mother, grandmother and we love her so much.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
DICK PIERCE

Waldron--Graveside services for Dick Pierce were held at 10:00 am Monday, July 12, 2004 at Young Gravelly Cemetery in Gravelly, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Dick Pierce, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 9, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired tractor mechanic, a Baptist and a Mason. Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife, Freda; one daughter, Annette Cossey of Miltown, Arkansas; five sons, Phillip of Gravelly, Dale of Conway, Mark of Bluffton, Arkansas, Glen of Little Rock, and Ronnie Holleman of Waldron; four sisters, Reba Buice of Conway, Norma Lures of Alabama, Donna Pierce of Alabama and Lee Riley of Ola, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronnie Holleman, Jerry Cossey, Chris Pierce, Greg Pierce, Jamie Pierce and Jerry Ruth.

The Waldron News
17 September 2008
LILLIAN O. PIERCE

Lillian O. Pierce, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 peacefully at a Waldron nursing home, she was a homemaker. Lillian is survived by a daughter, Esther VanHorn and her husband James of Waldron, AR; six grandchildren,Kellie Timmons, Richard Vorpagel and wife Chelsea, Andrew VanHorn, Misty VanHorn, Keith Vorpagel, Syndee Vorpagel, and three great-grandchildren, Isaac Timmons, Ayden Vorpagel and Joseph VanHorn; one brother, Charles Dunn of San Angelo, Texas. Memorial service will be held at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Sill, Oklahoma at a later date.

Scott County Times
8 May 2002
HAROLD E. PIERSON

Mansfield-Funeral services for Harold E. Pierson, 89, of Mansfield were held Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 2:30 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Pierson died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Waldron hospital. He was a Baptist, a farmer and rancher and was retired from General Electric. Survivors include his wife, Willie; two daughters, Nell Farris of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Elaine Cotner of Mansfield; one sister, Jimmie Brown of Visalia, California; five grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brantley Farris, Brian Farris, Buck Titsworth, Jeff Cotner, Herbert Cotner and Kevin Cotner.

The Waldron News
11 May 2011
WILLIE ESTHER PIERSON

Willie Esther Pierson, 95, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on May 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1915 to James and Nellie Drewery. Willie loved to garden, quilt and to be outdoors. Willie is survived by two daughters, Nell Farris and husband Carroll of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Elaine Cotner and husband John of Mansfield, Oklahoma, five grandchildren: Denise Titsworth, Brant Farris, Brian Farris, Jeffery Cotner, Herbert Cotner; 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and one sister, Peggy Wilson of Modesto, California. She is preceded in death by her husband Harold Pierson, parents James and Nellie Drewery, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Brant Farris, Brian Farris, Jeffery Cotner, Herbert Cotner, Denise Titsworth and Terry McKinney.

The Waldron News
29 July 1998
HENRY LLOYD PIGMAN

Henry Lloyd Pigman, 83, of Waldron, died Monday, July 27,1998 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a Protestant. Funeral service will be at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, July 29 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one sister, Nettie Lazinbat, of Siloam Springs; several nieces and nephews including: Virginia Storms, of Lamar, Shirley Willis, of Colcord, Oklahoma and Valdon McMillen, of Chelsea, Oklahoma. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 January 1998
ELIZABETH DALY (BETTY) PILES

Elizabeth Daly (Betty) Piles, 98, of Waldron died Monday January 12, 1998 in her home. She was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church, former owner/operator of Waldron Flower Shop, a retired real estate agent of Strout Realty, co-owner of Hughes Insurance Company, a member of Waldron B&PW, a lifetime member of P.T.A. and a former school teacher. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include two daughters: Betty Lee Holter and Billye Rhea Dalton, both of Waldron; one adopted son, James Patrick McQuery, of Wichita, Kansas; three grandsons: Terrel Lee Robertson and Edwin Lee Holter, both of Waldron, and William Patrick Dalton, of Benton; two granddaughters: Virginia (Sissi) Hamilton, of San Francisco, California, Susan Jane Adams, of England, Arkansas; eight great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Cemetery Association. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
28 January 2004
FERN CHEEK PILES

Waldron--Funeral services for Fern Cheek Piles, 87, of Waldron were held Monday, January 26, 2004 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Piles died Saturday, January 24, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired salesperson and a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. Fern's three loves in life were the Lord, her family and her church. And in turn they loved her. She will be sorely missed by all of them. She always had a song in her heart and a smile on her face and lived her life with dignity. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Olen Piles. Survivors include three sons, Dewayne Piles and wife Colette of Ft. Smith, Jimmy Piles of Waldron and Rodney Piles of Tulsa; a brother, Wilton Cheek of Heavener, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a new great grandchild is expected soon. Pallbearers were Danny Piles, Todd Piles, Mike Gallimore, Glen Dale Sparks, Byran "Buzz" Sigman and Kenneth Vaughan. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Russell Young, Golden Rule Sunday School Class and the Deacons of First Baptist Church.

Scott County Times
15 November 2000
FLARA SLATER PILES

Flara Lillian Slater Piles, 94, of Harvey, Arkansas died Friday, November 10, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired nurses aid, homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 2 pm at the Harvey Assembly of God with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Margie Allen of Harvey and Ella Jenson of Fort Smith; one step-daughter, Earlene Martin of Greenwood; two sons, Eugene Slater of Kansas City, Kansas and Euldene Slater of Fort Smith; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
HOLLAND L. PILES

Holland L. Piles, 92, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his residence. He was a World War II veteran, farmer and a Deacon of the Parks Baptist Church. Holland is survived by two sons, Keith Piles and wife Rhonda of Parks, Arkansas, Leamon Piles and wife Edna of Parks, Arkansas; one daughter, Donna Stanfill and husband Glen of Mena, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Tanya Fretz, Stephanie Piles, Jason and Richie Piles of Parks, Arkansas, Karla Scott also of Parks, Arkansas, Keri McCafferty of Lake Hinkle, Kris McCullah of Parks, Arkansas; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his wife Inez Piles, brothers Gurth, Floyd, Olen, Gerald, Glen; one sister, Marie Cripe and one grandson, Russell Rogers. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Parks Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jimmy Piles, Harvey Combs, Danny Morran, Wallace Hill, Bill Frost, Wayne Langley, JW Cleland and Troy Don Rippy.

The Waldron News
7 February 2007
OLEN DEWAYNE PILES

Olen DeWayne Piles, 71, Fort Smith, Arkansas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2007. He was born January 10, 1936 at Waldron to Olen Bryan Piles and Fern Gladys Cheek. He was a lifetime member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Collette Piles of the home; one son Larry W. Piles of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one daughter Karen Gallimore and her husband Mike of Greenwood, Arkansas. He had four grandchildren, Tara Sallee Clifford of Greenwood, Arkansas, Josh Sallee and wife Kathy of Greenwood, Arkansas, Ryan Gallimore of Witcherville, Arkansas and Tyler Gallimore of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is also survived by three great grandchildren, Lexie and Sadie Clifford and Gracie Sallee of Greenwood, Arkansas. He is also survived by two brothers, Jim Piles of Waldron, Arkansas and Rodney Piles of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a self employed road contractor for 43 years for Arkhoma Sand and Gravel. All the employees of Arkhoma Sand and Gravel are special friends and are encouraged to be honorary pallbearers. The graduation class members of 1953 are requested to be honorary pallbearers. The eight active pallbearers are Ryan Gallimore, Tyler Gallimore, Josh Sallee, Roger and Russell Sparks, Wayne Langley, Kenneth Bynum and Don Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Martin, Larry Shores, Bob Lewis, Robert Lewis, Wormon Owens, Dr. Leo Davenport, Linden Bailey, Billy Maurice Newborn, Paul Newborn, Benny Newberry, Charles "Dutch" Bliss, Jack Oakes, Don Frost, Jerry Parker, Jerry D. Parker, Billy Jack Black, Ben Thompson, Gary Ashford, Clyde Hawkins, Thurman Franklin, Johnny Ray Ward, Kelly Langley, Sr., Kelly Langley, Jr., Terry Plummer, James Hughes, Wayne Swain, Mel Kenner, Johnny Morgan, Butch Morgan, Don Smith, Eddie Phelps, Clyde Audas, Gary Plummer, Ronnie Plummer, Jerry Hunsucker, Gerald Essman, Bernis Rodgers, John Gallimore, Sr., Curtis Taylor, Herbert Taylor, Wayne Langley, Floyd Watkins, Glen Dale Sparks, Wm. T. "Junior" Wagner, Kennth Vaughn. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
17 January 2007
PAULA ESSMAN PILES

Paula Essman Piles, 62, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at her home at the Presbyterian Manor with her family by her side. Paula was born Nov. 19, 1944 in Scott County, Arkansas the daughter of Dee and Bessie (Lewis) Essman. Paula was baptized in the Jones Creek in an old-fashioned group baptism with her siblings. She was married to Rodney R. Piles in 1962. They were divorced. Paula is survived by two sons, dan Piles and his wife Jane; grandchildren Riley, Sydney and Mac Piles of Topeka, KS and Todd Piles, his wife Carol and grandchildren Carson and Adrian Piles of Tulsa, OK. Paula is also survived by four brothers and three sisters, Allen Essman (Sonya) of Grantville, KS, Dale Ssman of Van Buren, AR, Jim Essman (Monica) of Silver Lake, Gerald Essman (Joanie) of Waldron, AR, Janice Weston (Clyde) of Royal, AR, Vera Artzer (Don) of Topeka and Marilyn Johnson (Dale) of Russellville, AR. Graveside services and interment were held at Rochester Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 SW 6th, Topeka, Kansas 66606 or to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 SW 29th, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas 66614.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
VIRGIE INEZ PILES

Virgie Inez Frost, 88, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 in the home. Virgie Inez Frost Piles was born to William Fletcher Frost and Lillie Alma Teddar on December 13, 1918 in Parks, AR in the Frost Community. She was the eighth child of nine children. She grew up across the Fourche River in the Frost Community. She met and married Holland Piles on May 11, 1940 in Mena. They lived in Hon, where Holland grew up, and for a short time in Texas and California. The rest of her life was spent at the end of Frost Lane surrounded by a large and loving family. She was a member of the Parks Baptist Church for over 70 years where she held many positions. She passed away peacefully at home on the farm where she was born. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, housewife, farmer, and truck driver. She raised chickens for over 35 years, helped her husband haul shavings for many years and ran a cattle farm. She grew a large garden every year and shared it with her familyand neighbors. She is survived by her husband Holland of 69 years, one daughter Donna Stanfill and husband Glenn of Mena, AR, two sons, Keith Piles and wife Rhonda of Parks, AR, Leamon Piles and wife Edna of Parks, AR. One sister-in-law Betty Frost of Parks, AR. Seven grandchildren, Stephanie Piles of Harrison, Tanya Fretz of Mena, Richie Piles of Ft. Smith, Kris McCullah of Charleston, Jason Piles and Karla Scott of Parks, AR, Keri McCafferty of Waldron. Thirteen grat-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her oldest and dearest grandson Russell Rogers of Waldron. Pallbearers were nephews Jimmy Piles, Bill Frost, Harvey Combs, Tim Combs, Danny Morran, Joe Frost, Wallace Hill and JW Cleland. Honorary Pallbearers were grandsons Jason Piles, Richie Piles, Mark Fretz, Kris McCullarh, Randy McCafferty and James (Buster) Scott. Family and friends John Elmore, Wayne Langley, Doug Nix, Pat Ray Frost, Bill Franklin, Jr. White, Jerry Beaty, Larry Piles, Troy Don Rippy, Keith Dean, Howard Holleman, Thurman Franklin, Jim Laird, Seth Taylor and Kelley Joe Cole. Funeral service was held at the Parks Baptist Church on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks.

The Waldron News
13 December 2006
STEPHANIE ANNETTE "KOPF" PINION

Stephanie Annette "Kopf" Pinion, 46, of Winfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 7, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was employed by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and was a member of the Ione Baptist Church. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her dad and mother, James and Nadine Kopf of Winfield, Arkansas; one sister, Debbie Nelson of Winfield, Arkansas; one brother, Bryan Kopf of Winfield, Arkansas; one nephew, four nieces, three great nephews and three great nieces. Pallbearers were Bruce Bell, James Nelson, Gerald Essman, Dean Nichols, Stanley Brewer and Wesley Nelson.

The Waldron News
20 October 1999
VICKY PINKEPANK

Vicky Pinkepank, 43, of Sweet Springs, Missouri died Monday, October 11, 1999 in Bentonville, Arkansas as a result of an auto accident. She was born July 14, 1956 and was married on June 15, 1985 to Marty Pinkepank. She lived in Sweet Springs since June of 1999, moving from Kingman, Arizona. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph Garrison. She had worked at TA Truckstop in Concordia and at the Petro Truckstop in Kingman as a Fuel Desk Cashier. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs with Rev. David M. Ritoch officiating. Music was by Lois Heilman, organist. Sure is survived by her husband, Marty of the home; three sons, Maxwell Scott Jackson of Tucson, AZ, Jamie Lee Jackson of Crocker, MO and Cody Lee Pinkepank of the home; one daughter, Deidra Renee Whisenhunt of Independence, MO; two brothers, Alan Garrison of Jefferson City, MO and Tom Garrison of Waldron, AR; one sister, Barbara Connors of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Leon Sylvester, Rick Brown, Scott Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Cody Pinkepank and Marty Pinkepank.

The Waldron News
25 August 2010
THOMAS G. PITCOCK, JR.

Thomas G. Pitcock, Jr., age 74 of Sheridan went to be with the Lord Friday, August 20, 2010 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born April 11, 1936 in Mangum, Oklahoma to the late Thomas G. Pitcock, Sr. and Viola Kidwell Pitcock. Mr. Pitcock was a retired store manager for Woolco Stores and was a member of the Sheridan Church of Christ. He married his wife Barbara A. Pitcock on May 5th 1958.He is survived by his wife Barbara Pitcock of Sheridan, Children, Marcus Thomas Pitcock of Sheridan and Cherri Kay Pitcock Byford of Waldron; one brother, Hoover Pitcock of Grandbury, Texas; three sisters, Ollie Thomas Pitcock and Frankie Jean Pitcock of Altus, Oklahoma and Edith Pitcock Osborn of Smyre, Texas; three grandchildren, Emily Michelle Byford, Allison Victoria Pitcock and Sara Christine Byford. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Sheridan Church of Christ with Brother Ken Bolden and Brother Kenneth Benton officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm and Tuesday, 10 - 11 am prior to the service. Interment will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
HAVEN L. PLASTER

Haven L. Plaster, 92, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a devoted Christian from an early age, and had a passion for gardening. Haven loved music and was always tinkering with motors or his shortwave radio. He also served in Waorld war II in the army. Haven is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Bessie Plaster of the home; two daughters, Deanna Layne and husband Steven of Hartford, and Ladonna Brown of Mansfield; two sons, Douglas Plaster and wife Zena of Lavaca, and Randell Plaster of Mansfield; 9 grandchildren, Jeff McCutcheon, Heather Chapman, LaRanda Roy, Brandy, Stormes, LaTisha Willson, Elish Chick, Michael Plaster, Lealenn Newton, and Austin Layne; and 7 great grandchildren, Emily and Koby Stanfield, Ben and Evan Stormes, Meagan Chapman, Jacob Chick and Zachary Plaster. Haven was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dona Plaster; a son, Roger Plaster, and numerous brothers and sisters. Graveside funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Manfield.

The Waldron News
10 May 2000
DORIS IRENE PLATT

Doris Irene Platt, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, May 1, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and attended the Holiness Revival Center. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, William Chris Platt; one daughter, Karen Renee Cash of Waldron, AR; two sons, David Lee Robbins and Daniel Paul Robbins both of Waldron, AR; her mother, Maryann Louise Cox of Avondale, AZ; one sister, Uvelta Jean Cox of Elkton, Maryland; one brother, Alan Cox of Waldron, AR; and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 April 2014
RONNIE DEAN PLEITNER

Ronnie Dean Pleitner of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ronnie was born September 26, 1951 to Clarence Pleitner and Elnora Mae Litzinger in Gary, Indiana. Ronnie was 62 years, 5 months and 22 days old. Ronnie enjoyed watching television. He loved taking care of his grandsons and eating his daughter's cooking. He treasured time spent with his family. Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Sara Mae Pleitner of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Michael George Pleitner and Nathan Dean Pleitner. Ronnie will forever be missed by his grandsons, Samuel Wyatt Lee, Dawsyn Cole Lee, Christopher Michael Pleitner and Nicholas Edward Pleitner. Ronnie is also survived by one sister, Karen Harrimen; two special friends, Misty Kelley and Heather McAllister as well as his close companion, Fae Jones. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Pleitner and Elnor (Litzinger) Pleitner and one brother, Clarence "Bud" Pleitner. Ronnie's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ronnie's visitation was Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
20 November 2002
RUTH HUMBLE PLEMMONS

Waldron--Funeral services for Ruth Humble Plemmons, 93, of Waldron were held Monday, November 18, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Plemmons died Friday, November 15, 2002 at a Waldron hospital. She was a retired owner and operator of a dry goods store and a member of Waldron United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Plemmons. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Henley of Waldron and Carolyn Horton of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Gerri Garrett of Memphis, Tennessee; two brothers, Roland Humble of Benton and Terry Humble of Harrison; four grandchildren, Marsha Dance of Park Hill, Oklahoma, Amanda Gail Ward of Indianapolis, Indiana, Debbie Cooper and Meegan Henley both of Little Rock; eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Allen Dozier, Bobby McGaugh, Moe Shores, Robert Lewis, Rufus Shores and Steve Hattabaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Rice, Bob McGaugh, Howard Cox, Leonard Fuson, Clyde Audas, Bob Lewis and Bill White. Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Cemetery Fund, Waldron Methodist Church, Waldron Library or donors charity of choice.

The Waldron News
14 May 2003
LISA ELIZABETH "BETH" BYFORD PLOWMAN

Mrs. Lisa Elizabeth "Beth" Byford Plowman, age 24, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas died Saturday, May 10, 2003 in the St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Hot Springs. She was born on July 7, 1978 in Houston, Texas to Virginia Byford Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church in Umpire. Mrs. Plowman is survived by her husband, Chuck Plowman and two sons, Chuckie and Darin Plowman all of Dierks. Funeral services for Mrs. Plowman were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at Mt. View Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Bizzell officiating. Burial followed in the Athens Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
11 August 2010
GREGORY SCOTT PLUM

Gregory Scott Plum, 48, of Lincoln, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in his residence. Gregory is survived by one daughter Kyra Plum of Lincoln, Arkansas; two step daughters, Amber Linthicum, Heather Greenlee; parents Joe and Minnie Plum; two sisters, Shirley Russell of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Donna Cantrell of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Kenneth Plum of Greenwood, Arkansas, and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Dalton Cantrell, Christopher Cantrell, Anthony Plum, Don Hambleton, Jimmie Stinson and Wes Nelson.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
FLORENCE MARIE PLUMLEY

Florence Marie Plumley of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, December 28, 2012 in a Hot Springs, Arkansas hospital. Florence was born April 19, 1936 in Hempstead, Texas to George Thomas and Frances Cornelius (Hazard) Isbell. Florence was 76 years, 8 months and 9 days old. Florence loved to sing. She enjoyed her roses in the spring. She loved her dog, J.J., but most of all she loved her kids and family. Florence leaves behind to cherish her memory three sons, James Brown and wife Penny of Boles, Arkansas, Stanley Plumley of Waldron, Arkansas, Stephen Plumley of Kerryville, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Maddeline Carol Cloyd; sixteen grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Florence will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, friends and loved ones. Florence is preceded in death by her husband Eddie Plumley; one daughter, Nealy Marie Plumley; parents, George and Frances Isbell; three sisters, Evelyn Foutz, Nettie Byrd, Bessie Isbell; three brothers, Tommy Isbell, Doyle Isbell, and Dean Isbell. Florence's life celebration will be a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 October 2011
DENVER ED PLUMMER

Denver Ed Plummer of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in a Waldron nursing home. Denver was born on December 12, 1919 in Hontubby, Oklahoma to the late Ona Clyde Plummer and Ida Eugene Thomas Plummer. He was 91 years, 9 months and 22 days old. Denver leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 72 years, Pansy Plummer. Denver and Pansy began their life long adventure together on August 17, 1939. They were joined as husband and wife by the Rev. Merl Walker. In 1941 Denver was once again in the hands of Rev. Merl Walker while being baptised at Winfield Baptist Church. In the fall of 1941 Denver joined the Army and became a PFC in the WWII era. After his tenure in the military, Denver was a truck driver for a short while. He then conquered what became his hobby, his passion and his means of supporting his family. Denver became owner of the Exxon Service Station and later adding the "Bulldog Carwash." Denver provided to the citizens of Waldron and Scott County a full service filling station. In his day, he would wash your windows, check the air in your tires, check your oil, all while he filled your tank with gas. He loved to visit with the people and enjoyed the comradary downtown for over 40 years. In his retirement, his enjoyment came from the love of mowing. He waited for the days when he could get on the mower and go as long as he could. Denver is survived by his wife, Pansy Plummer. He is also survived by one son, Denver Paul Plummer and wife Reita of Waldron, Arkansas. Denver leaves a legacy to carry forward with his 6 grandchildren, Kyle Gilliam & wife Jackie of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Blain Gilliam & wife Laura of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Mark Plummer & wife Angie of Sheridan, Arkansas, Jon Plummer of Lexora, Kansas, Paula Snodgrass of Sheridan, Arkansas and Craig Holmes & wife Terrie of Pearcy, Arkansas. He will be greatly missed by 11 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, one brother Jerral Plummer & wife Jean, their daughter Brandi all of Waldron, Arkansas. He has also touched the lives of many nieces, nephews and all who knew him. Denver is preceded in death in addition to his parents, by one daughter, Brenda Joyce Gilliam, one son, Eddie Maurice Plummer, and one son-in-law, Gary Gilliam. He also was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Denver's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Denver's pallbearers were Kyle Gilliam, Grayson Gilliam, Blain Gilliam, Kirby Gilliam, Craig Holmes and Grant Schween. His honorary pallbearers will be Seth Lunsford, Emmet Joe Millard, Jeremy Hawkins, William Hutchins, Glen Dale Sparks, Sam Giddens, Jim Currier, Odell Staggs, Eddie Harrison, Johnnie Ward, Tully Works, John Evans, Ralph Butler, Bill Taylor, Ray Rice, Ronnie Plummer, Lynn Newborn and Richard Maxwell.

Scott County Times
23 March 2005
DOTTIE PLUMMER

Dottie Plummer, age 89, of Waldron died Saturday, March 19, 2005 in her home. She was a sales clerk and attended Hon Baptist Church. She was cared for in her final days by Thomas and Jessica. She is survived by four nephews, Tommy Grigsby of Hon; Bill R. Oldham of Mulberry, Arkansas; Karol Hall of Springdale, Arkansas and Terry Hall of California; several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery at Hon under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Grigsby, Robert Grigsby, Thomas Grigsby, Billy Ray Oldham, Karol Hall and Gary Plummer. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Don Helms, Willie Newman, Bill Scarbrough, Leonard Russell, Dewayne Logan and William Greene.

The Waldron News
18 April 2001
GLADYS PLUMMER PASSES AWAY AT AGE 97
By Leonard Lowell Plummer

Gladys Plummer (Doyle) born at Hon passed away March 22, 2001 on her 97th birthday, in Newellton, Louisiana, where she and her husband Clyde Doyle moved in 1935 to work Will Poe's plantation. Clyde Doyle was from the Doyle and Poe families of Scott County. Gladys was the first child of eleven children from the marriage of Lester Plummer and Annie Mae Snodgrass. The family was living at her birth in the house built in 1880 by her grandfather Leonard B. Plummer. The 121 year old house is still occupied but the Log Cabin behind the house, used as residence of Mr. Plummer while he was building the home. [Copied as written; evidently a line is missing.] Clyde and Gladys Doyle owned and raised their eight children and her brother Leon in "Winter Quarters." The house was one of the few spared by General Grant prior to his attack on Vicksburg. It was used as winter winter quarters by General Grant. The house is now on the Historical Register of the U.S. Department of Interior. The Plummer families of Scott County are descendants of Francis Plummer, who brought his family from England in 1635 and was one of the original settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. The family later moved to the Colony of North Carolina; to North Georgia; and in 1870, following the devastation of the Civil War, brothers Samuel and Alfred Berton Plummer left Georgia with their families and purchased land in Scott County near Winfield and Hon. A copy of the book "Colonial Plummer Families and their Plummer Descendants, 1991" by Leonard Lowell Plummer is in the Public Library in Waldron. Lowell, after the death of his parents was raised by his aunt Estella Plummer and husband John White. They lived on an 80 acre farm just across the railroad from Gary Plummer's restaurant. Paul Plummer of Hon is of the Samuel Plummer family and the other Plummers of Scott County are of the Alfred Berton Plummer family. These include Luie, Glen, Terry, Ronnie and Gary Plummer. Surviving brothers and sisters of Gladys are George Leon of Tacoma, Washington; Ruby Mae of Little Rock, and Leonard Lowell of Overland Park, Kansas.

The Waldron News
19 January 2000
IVAN PLUMMER

Ivan Plummer, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was the retired owner of Plummer's Grocery Store, a member of Waldron First Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, former chairman of the Board of Deacons, former Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher and former member of the Waldron School Board. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Lois Plummer of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Mac Lee of Waldron; one son and daughter -in-law, Donnie and Barbara Plummer of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Glen Plummer and Louie Plummer both of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Lisa and Todd Pennington, Cindy and Jason Mitchell and Sara Plummer; great grandchildren, Mandi, Jake and Lucas Pennington and Jackson Mitchell. Pallbearers were Johnny Ward, Jim Henry Currier, Odell Staggs, Wayne Bass, Ray Rice and Eddie Harrison.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
JEAN PLUMMER

Jean Plummer, 70, Waldron passed away Friday, February 2, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, R.A. Northrip, twin brother, Dee Northrip, and granddaughter, Katrina "Wagner" Sowell. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Monday, February 5, 2001 in the Haw Creek Baptist Church with the interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Joe Plummer of the home, three daughters, Kristie Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas; Jolene Epperson of Waldron, Arkansas and Jeannette Hawkins of Mansfield; three sisters, Odell Barkley of Shawnee, OK, Adell Thompson of Sanger, CA and Vicky Bekne of Muleno, OR; one brother, Floyd Northrip of Shawnee, OK; five grandchildren, Wendi Wagner, Amanda Hawkins, Jeremy Hawkins, Seth Lunsford, Alyson Plummer; one great-grandchild, Madison Sowell; four step-grandchildren, Richard Epperson, Becky Epperson, Lynn Epperson, Bryant Epperson and two special grandchildren, Brian Lott and Brandon Lott. Also surviving, Edna Northrip of Shawnee, OK. Pallbearers were Freddie Ridenhour, Lenny Lott, Jack Smith, Billy Lunsford, Robert Newman and Mike Stringer.

Scott County Times
3 December 2003
JOE PLUMMER

Joe Plummer, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 25, in his home. He was a farmer, a decorated Army veteran of WWII, member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and widower of Jean Plummer. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katrina Sowell, a sister, Doris Wolleson, and his parents, O.C. & Ida Plummer. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 21, at the Haw Creek Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jolene and Gary Epperson of Waldron, Jeanette and Steve Hawkins of Abbott, and Kristie and Heath Lunsford of Waldron; one sister, Avalene Campbell of Waldron; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Denver and Pansy Plummer of Waldron, and Jerrel and Jean Plummer of Waldron; five grandchildren, Wendy Wagner, Seth & Alyson Lunsford, Amanda & Jeremey Hawkins; five step grandchildren, Richard Epperson, Lynn & Scott Robertson, Bryant Epperson and Aubree Hope; two special grandchildren, Brian & Brandon Lott; two great-grandchildren, Branna Little & Madison Sowell; two step-great-grandchildren, Hunter & Jade Robertson; four nieces and one nephew. Pallbearers were Dalton Hawkins, Lenny Lott, Freddie Ridenhour, Robert Newman, Rick Templeman and Gary Plummer. Honorary pallbearers were Waldron All Star Baseball Team and Bob Bottoms.

The Waldron News
11 April 2007
LOIS IRENE PLUMMER

Lois Irene Plummer, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church, a homemaker and retired grocery store owner. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Mae Lee of Waldron, AR; one son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Barbara Plummer of Hot Springs, AR; three grandchildren, Lisa and Todd Pennington, Cindy and Jason Mitchell, Sara and Blake Small; seven great grandchildren, Mandi, Jake and Lucas Pennington, Jonathan and Jackson Mitchell, Mathew and Hannah Small. Pallbearers will be Deacons of the Waldron First Baptist Church.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
LOUIE PLUMMER

Louie Plummer, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2006. He was born January 13, 1916 at Lower Center Point. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Having been retired for many years offered him time to spend with two of the things he loved most: his family and his garden. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evilee; three sons, Gary and wife Jeanine, Ronnie and wife Sherry, Terry and wife Glenda; one daughter, Elodee Cash and husband J.C. all of Waldron, Arkansas; and one brother, Glen Plummer of Waldron. He also leaves seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons, Travis and Trey Plummer, Jon Plummer, Cole Cash and grandsons- in-law, Darriell Mathis and Steve Wolf.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
PANSY ELLEN PLUMMER

Pansy Ellen Plummer went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Pansy was born June 30, 1919 in Tate, Arkansas to Thomas Taylor and Maude (Preston) Tayor. Pansy was 94 years, 5 months and 24 days old. Pansy was a lifetime member of the Waldron First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. She enjoyed being a member of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. Pansy Ellen Taylor married the love of her life, Denver Plummer at a young age. Together they shared 72 wonderful years. They raised two loving children and enjoyed all of their precious grandchildren. Pansy was a lifelong resident of Scott County Arkansas. She has seen many changes come and go. She was a bookkeeper for Denver all the years he owned and operated the Exxon Service Station downtown. She was a quilter and loved to sew. She enjoyed the large family get togethers at holidays with extended family and was known for her "Polaroid Moments" by everyone. Pansy is survived by one son, Denver Paul Plummer and wife Reita of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny Plummer will be forever missed by her grandchildren: Kyle Gilliam & wife Jackie of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Blaine Gilliam & wife Laura of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mark Plummer & wife Angie of Sheridan, Arkansas, Jon Plummer of Lexora, Kansas, Paula Snodgrass of Sheridan, Arkansas and Craig Holmes & wife Terri of Pearcy, Arkansas. Granny Plummer will also be missed by 11 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Pansy is also survived by one brother, Robert Taylor and wife Fern of Farmington, Arkansas. Pansy will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends, loved ones and special friends of The Golden Rule Sunday School Class. Pansy is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Denver Plummer, one daughter, Brenda Joyce Gilliam, one son, Eddie Maurice Plummer and one son-in-law, Gary Gilliam, three brothers, Glen Taylor, Henry Taylor and Wendell Taylor. Pansy's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Overturf officiating. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pansy's pallbearers were Blaine Gilliam, Kyle Gilliam, Kirby Gilliam, Craig Holmes, John Ray Williams and Dewight Taylor. Pansy's visitation was held Friday, December 27, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Pansy's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
4 January 2006
BILLIE RUTH POE

Billie Ruth (Grandstaff) Poe, 68, of Fort Smith passed away December 31, 2005 in a local hospital to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ. She was born January 10, 1937 at Waldron, Arkansas. She is the widow of Dr. McDonald Poe, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lola Grandstaff. She was a member of Rye Hill Baptist Church. She was a retired registered nurse. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Rye Hill Baptist Church with burial at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by four children and spouses, Joni Linam and husband Cleve of Greenwood, AR, Traci Carter and husband Thomas of Florida, Roger Davis and wife Lisa of Fort Smith, AR and Sharon Perryman and husband Dennis of Barling, AR; two brothers and spouses, Bo Sikes and wife MaeDell of Cherry Hill, AR and Carl Grandstaff and wife Darlene of Greenwood, AR; nine grandchildren and six nephews. Pallbearers were nephews, David, Donald, Bruce and Keith Sikes and Richie and T-Ray Grandstaff. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Rye Hill Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Rye Hill Baptist Church, 11512 Old Highway 71, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.

The Waldron News
2 November 2005
BUFORD J. POE

Buford J. Poe, formerly of Fort Smith, Arkansas, died Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Park Centre, Newton, Iowa. Buford Poe was born January 27, 1913 to Alfred Caleb Poe and Mary Ethel Park Poe of Waldron, Arkansas. He graduated from Waldron High School with the class of 1929. He followed his sisters and brothers to the University of Arkansas where he received a B.S. from the School of Agriculture in 1935. He began working for the Department of Agriculture with the Soil Conservation Service in 1935 at Conway, Arkansas. Buford entered the U.S. Navy in 1944, serving in the Pacific Theater until 1945. He returned to the Soil Conservation Service, ending his career in 1974 as the Director for 10 counties in Northwest Arkansas. He married Rutha Mouser of Hope, Arkansas in 1937. Three children were born to this couple, William Buford, John Nathan and Rebecca Anne. Buford and Rutha were members of First United Methodist Church, Fort Smith and dedicated members of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class. Buford was an avid photographer, always taking photos of others. He loved growing roses, attending Razorback football and basketball games and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Even in his final years, he enjoyed watching his beloved Razorback teams. In retirement, he spent his best days on his boyhood farm watching his Hereford cattle grow and mature. Because of declining health, Buford moved to Newton, Iowa to be near his son John in 2003. Buford is survived by his children, John and spouse Sylvia of Chariton, Iowa, Rebecca and her spouse Jim Townsend of Maitland, Florida, his daughter-in-law Charlotte Poe of Evans, Georgia, seven grandchildren and four great grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rutha, his son, Bill Poe, his parents, his sister Daisy Hamilton and his brothers, Donald, Sam and Willie Poe. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Roebuck Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, Fort Smith, with interment at Oak Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Nathan Poe, Evan Poe, Patrick Bowen, grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Brent Doonana and Justin Frederickson and grand nephew Bill Holman served as pallbearers. The family requested that memorials be given to First United Methodist Church, 200 North 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
14 November 2001
RUTHA M. POE

Rutha M. Poe, 88, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, a retired secretary for the Fort Smith Public School System, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Aldergate Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by a son, William B. Poe. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at First United Methodist Church, Roebuck Chapel with burial at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by her husband, Buford Poe of Fort Smith, AR; one daughter, Rebecca A. Poe Bowen of San Francisco, CA; one son, John N. Poe of Prairie City, Iowa; one sister, Marion Mouser McRae of Little Rock, AR; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brent Doonan, Bill Holman, Nathan Poe, Evan Poe, Jack Poe and Patrick Bowen. Honorary pallbearers were Aldergate Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Heifer Project International, 200 North 15th, Fort Smith, AR 72901 or Alzheimer's Association, 322 North Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
1 May 2013
ALLEN KRISTOFER POLLARD

Allen Kristofer Pollard, age 17, of Smithville, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 in Oklahoma. He was born on April 15, 1996 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Krissi Smith and Loren Dickens. Allen was a student at Smithville High School and loved playing baseball, basketball, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle and a friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by: Mother: Krissi Smith of Smithville, Oklahoma; Father: Loren Dickens and wife Kathy of Waldron, Arkansas. Sisters: Cheyenne Williams and husband Kyle of Shelbyville, Tennessee; Cindel Young and husband Morgan of Waldron, Arkansas; Brandy Roseberry and husband Josh of Waldron, Arkansas. Nephews: Gunnar Williams and Haynen Young. Niece: Juliona Young. Grandparents: Gary Pollard of Heavener, Oklahoma; Mickey Hale of Smithville, Oklahoma; Christine Lees of Parks, Arkansas. Great-grandmother: Roma Toon of Smithville, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Adell Dickens and Ray Lees, great grandparents, George Alfred Toon and Raymond and Elgin Dickens and great-grandparents, Benny and Virginia Pollard. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Smithville School Gymnasium with Brother Randy Keiss officiating. Interment followed in Watson Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was general. Pallbearers were Ronnie Toon, Jerod Toon, Alex Klitz, Caleb Fairless, Kevin Lane and Keaton Toon. Honorary pallbearer was Gunner Williams.

The Waldron News
21 January 2009
BOBBY JOE POLLARD

Bobby Joe Pollard, age 61, of Danville died Friday, January 16, 2009 at Sparks Health System in Ft. Smith. Born September 7, 1947 in Waldron, he was the son of the late Horace and Della Mae Sipes Pollard. He was a member of the Tate Town Community Church and worked for the poultry industry. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Greg Pollard of Waldron and Brad Pollard of Pottsville; two daughters, Crystal Cripps and Samantha Hernandez both of Waldron; grandchildren, Keli Pollard, Ryland Pollard, Lacey Pollard, Marley Pollard, Krysta Williams, Makayla Cripps, Alex Hernandez, Owen Martinez; two great-grandchildren, Bryce Eaves and Kayden Cripps; brother, Lonnie Pollard; five sisters, Rosemay Howell, Ann Holmes, Madge Hunt, Sue Wilkins and Faye Stockton. Graveside services were Monday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Hunt Cemetery in Tate Town with Rev. Ricky Hunt and Rev. John Hale officiating. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
CATHERINE MARIE POLLARD

Catherine Marie Pollard, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Booneville, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born August 13, 1932 in Chismville, Arkansas to John and Hazel (Turley) Swafford. She was retired from the Tuberculosis Sanatorium where she served as the switch board operator for many years and she was retired from Today's Kids Toy Company. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and music. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Pollard; one sister, Mildred Cabe; and two brothers, Bobby and Billy Ray Swafford. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Booneville, with burial in Hunt Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by four sisters, Wanda Patton of Indiana; Ruth Tatum and husband Richard of Washington, Shirley Parisa of Florida, Juanita Jean Thomas and husband Melvin of Magazine, Arkansas; one brother, John Harold Swafford of Indiana; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Swafford of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews. The pallbearers will be Dwight Patton, Wesley Patton, Chuck Swafford, Harrell Cabe, David Turley, Eddie Turley, Jacob Willems, Colby Swafford and David Cabe. The family will visit with friends from five to seven Tuesday afternoon at Roberts Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
DELLA MAE POLLARD

Mrs. Della Mae Pollard, 89, of Danville, widow of Horace Pollard, died on Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at her home. Mrs. Pollard was born March 6, 1910 in Izard County, Arkansas to the late William and Annie Scruggs Sipes. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church, a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Pollard. She is survived by four sons, Roy Templeman of Muskogee, OK; Loyd Pollard and Bobby Pollard both of Blue Ball, AR and Lt. Pollard of Gravelly, AR; six daughters, Etheleen Garner of Quinton, OK, Faye Stockton and Sue Wilkens of San Diego, CA, Madge Hunt of Waldron, AR, Ann Holmes of Plainview, TX and Rose Howell of Blue Ball, AR; 31 grandchildren, 53 great- grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren. Services were Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Tatetown Community Chapel with Rev. Doyle Reynolds and Rev. Ricky Hunt officiating. Interment was in Hunt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Stacy Fowler, Joe Howell, Scott Howell, Jack Remer, Brad Pollard and Tim Defoor.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
LEILA PAULINE POPE

Leila Pauline Pope, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, June 5, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Pope. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dale and Darlene Pope Wood of Waldron, Arkansas and Dean and LaJuan Pope Wheeler of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; six sons and daughters-in-law, Rayford and Bertie Pope of Amarillo, Texas, Gene and Imogene Pope of Mathis, Texas, Kenneth and Dorothy Pope of Waco, Texas, Boyd and Jennie Pope of Dallas, Texas and Harvey and Janet Pope of Crockett, Texas; one twin sister, Lena Phelps of Texas; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
21 June 2006
EARLENE WILLIAMS PORTER

Earlene Williams Porter of Sheridan, was born in Tulare, California on October 21, 1939, the daughter of the late Earl Wayne and Rosie Lou McCain Williams. She died on June 17, 2006 at Sheridan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sheridan at the age of 66 years. She was a private care-giver, an Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael McKinnen, and a grandson, Patrick McKinnen. Survivors are two daughters, Brenda McKinnen Beller of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, and Lena McKennon Glandron of Hot Springs, AR; five sisters, Betty Fielding Ward of Sheridan, Mary Lou Williams Langrell of Bryant, Sue Williams Jackson of Little Rock, Carol Williams Billings of Sheridan and Janice Williams Erwin of Sheridan; and five grandchildren. Graveside service was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2006 at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas (Scott County) with Michael Walton officiating. Arrangements were by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at Sheridan.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
REV. JACK ARCH PORTER

Rev. Jack Arch Porter, 85 year-old resident of Charleston, Arkansas died January 8, 2006 at Northwest Medical Center of Washington County, Springdale, Arkansas. Born January 8, 1921 in Excelsior, Arkansas, he was the son of Carl Porter and Zelpha Carlisle Porter. He was an Army veteran and served as a pastor for 55 years in a number of Southern Baptist churches in Arkansas. He played professional football and professional baseball for the Cardinals and Giants. He married Marjorie Frances Scovel in Long Beach, California on September 28, 1945. Survivors include his wife Marjorie of 60 years; two sons, Danny Porter and wife Marla of Clarksville, Arkansas, Tim Porter and wife Sabra of Searcy, Arkansas; one daughter, Debi Batchelor and husband Ron of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Dan Porter, Jr., Luke Porter, Josh Porter, Jessica Porter, Bryan Batchelor, Brandon Batchelor, Ben Batchelor, Brad Batchelor, Hannah Porter and Drew Porter; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Wilkerson of Lexington, Kentucky. Visitation was 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2006 at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Harvard Avenue Baptist Church Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Rev. Ron Batchelor officiating. Private burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 273, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761. To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
31 March 2010
VICTORIA VIRGINIA PORTER

Victoria Virginia Porter, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Monday, March 29th, 2010 in Mercy Hospital of Scott County. She was born in Parks, Arkansas, one of fourteen children born to James F. and Fannie (Carter) Jameson. Victoria was one of the ten siblings who lived to adulthood. She attended school in Parks and Barr Presbyterian Academy in Norman, Arkansas, where she met and married Charlie (C.H.) Porter. They were married almost 56 years before his death in 1991. They postored Nazarene Churches in Indiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, including a pastorate in Waldron from 1952 to 1962. Victoria is survived by a son Charles Edwin Porter and wife Melinda of Blytheville, Arkansas; daughter, Katheryn Smith and husband Barth of Olathe, Kansas; two sisters, Joanna Rhyne of Waldron and Edna Watson of Dewey, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Rachel Dawson and husband David, Matt Porter, Kelly Porter, Christopher Thomas and Melody Smith and husband Stephen; three great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, nine sisters; Faye Irene, Flora Mae, Clara Mae, Missy Daphine, Lavona Bronk, Katherene Murry, Lorene Pettit, Katherlene Morrison, Vida Hoffman and two brothers, James "Buster" Jameson and John Simeon Jameson. Victoria's funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Barth Smith officiating. Interment service will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Pickens Chapel Cemetery near Searcy, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 .m. Tuesday; 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a Victoria Porter Memorial scholarship fund for music students in care of MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
BETTY LOU POTTER

Betty Lou Potter of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 3, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty was born August 18, 1933 to Argus Riley Wright and Jewel Gertrude (Bottoms) Wright in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty was 79 years, 4 months and 16 days old. In 1974 in Carson City, Nevada, Betty married the love of her life, Fredrick Potter. They made their life together for 39 wonderful years. After Betty worked for many years for a glass company, she and Rod retired to her home town of Waldron to be closer to family. She loved flowers and she enjoyed watching the dogs play. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Fredrick "Rod" Potter of the home, two brothers, Vernon Leroy "VL" Wright and Thomas Ray Wright both of Waldron, Arkansas. Betty will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Argus and Jewel Wright, one sister Olgie Aleene Jones and two brothers, Jackie Wright and Virgil Lee Wright. Betty's celebration of life service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were being entrusted to the Heriage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty's pallbearers were Kevin Ray Wright, Kolten Ray Wright, Steve Holmes, Richard Wright, John Knight and JT Ray, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Wright and Vernon Leroy "VL" Wright. Betty's visitation was Friday, January 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heriage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Betty's family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pilot Prairie Cemetery Fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
JERRY POTTER

Jerry Dean Potter, 59, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, September 7, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a truck driver and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10 am, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Carole; one daughter, Nina Marie Pitts of Mansfield; five sons, Jeff Potter and Tim Potter both of Tuolumne, California, Allan Gillette of Modesto, California, Michael Pitts of Mansfield, and John Everett Marshall of Oakdale, California; his father, Ernest Correa of Mariposa, California; one sister, Venice Sullivan of Fair Oaks, California; one brother, Richard Potter of Loom Lake, California; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Newman, Jim Bolin, Bobby James, Mike Roach, Ken Boyd and Lonnie Brown.

The Waldron News
5 May 2004
DOSS EDWARD POTTRIDGE

Doss Edward Pottridge, 61, of Bates, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 27, 2004 in Bates, Arkansas. He was a long time resident of the area. He was a great outdoor sportsman. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Howe Cemetery in Howe, Oklahoma with burial under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. He is survived by four sisters, Betty and Bob Stafford of Bates, Arkansas, Twilla Mae Maxwell of Wister, Oklahoma, Shirley Brothers of Plainview, Arkansas and Linda and Gene Hill of Heavener, Oklahoma; two brothers, Gene and Joy Pottridge of Heavener, Oklahoma and Gary and Ann Pottridge of Bates, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and a host of loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Tabitha Pottridge and one brother, Leon and one sister, Peggy Bennett.

The Waldron News
17 January 2007
AUDIE POWELL

Audie Powell, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 14, 2007 restfully in his home. He was a Baptist by faith and a farmer. He is survived by his wife Sandy Powell of the home; sons Carl Powell and wife Cindy, Russell Powell and wife Lori, and Patrick Powell all of Waldron; six grandchildren, Kyla Stenson, Laci, Jed, Taylor, Rachel and Boyd Powell; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Funeral services was Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Carl Powell, Russell Powell, Bang Brown, Rick Powell, Jason Brown and Ronnie Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Evans, Bob Dedmon, Bob Wagner, Robert Weaver, Terry Davis, Bob Edwards and Johnny Mize.

The Waldron News
1 March 2006
BETTY IMOGENE POWELL

Betty Imogene Powell, 71, of Waldron passed away Friday, February 17, 2006 at the home of her daughter in Idabel, Oklahoma. She was born December 9, 1934 at Norman, Arkansas to Elie and Gladys "Crump" Markham. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Chrch, enjoyed embroidering, quilting and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Troy Gene Powell and her sister, Irene Curry. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Dee Markham of Ida Bell, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Juan Markham and Jose Hernandez both of Idabel; a sister, Betty Williams of Norman, AR; two sisters-in-law, Sue Barnett and Mona Murphy both of Waldron; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Also her best friend and beloved cat "Lucky." Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the Conley-White Chapel in Idabel, officiated by Bro. Robert Cooper. Interment was at Denison Cemetery in Idabel, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
13 December 2006
GRADY GENE POWELL

Grady Gene Powell of Charleston, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 8, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Baptist by faith. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Friendship Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Larna Powell of the home; one son, John Powell of Frt Smith, Arkansas; one daughter Kathy Griffin and husband Howard of Bloomer, Arkansas; one brother, Audie Powell of Waldron, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of beloved friends. He is preceded in death by his sister, Beulah Evans, and one brother, Winston Powell. Pallbearers were Thomas Wayne Evans, Jimmy Dale Evans, Ronny Powell, Preston Ison, L.D. Powell, Jack Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Evans, L.D. Vines, Howard Griffon, Bob Ross.

Scott County News
21 December 2005
LILLIE POWELL

Lillie Mae Powell, 97, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 16, 2005 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. She was born June 2, 1908 to John and Laura Hunt McCormack at Little Texas, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Seaborn E. Powell and a son Troy Gene Powell. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, December 19, 2005 at the Waldron Church of Christ with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Sue and her husband Arthur Barnett and Mona and her husband Durrel Ell of Waldron; seven grandchildren, Kerry and Emmet Barnett of Waldron, Michele Pyle of Lincoln, Arkansas, Kim Read of Springdale, Arkansas, Becky Kanzler of Lamont, Washington, Debby Older of Richland, Washington and Laura Harley; fourteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were A.G. Morrison, Kerry and Emmet Barnett, Derek Barnett, Dale Sparks, Jonathan Shockey, L.D. Powell, Bobby Reed.

The Waldron News
14 April 2010
PATRICK WAYNE POWELL

Patrick Wayne Powell, 37, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2010. He is survived by one son Taylor Wayne Powell of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers Russell Powell and wife Lori, Carl Powell, mother Sandra Powell, five nieces and nephews, Lacy, Jed, Rachel, Ava and Boyd. Memorial services were Friday, April 9, 2010 at Friendship Cemetery with a cremation under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 May 1998
TROY GENE POWELL

Troy Gene Powell, 66, of Waldron died Monday, May 18, 1998 in his home. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in Duncan Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Imogene, of the home; three daughters: Debra Older of Richland, Washington, Rebbeca Kanzler, of Lamont, Washington and Laurah Haley, of Cameron, Oklahoma; one stepdaughter, Sandra Markham, of Idabell, Okla.; his mother, Lillie Powell, of Waldron; two sisters: Sue Barnett, of Waldron and Mona Murphy, of Lowell; nine grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jack Engle, Kerry Barnett, Emmet Barnett and M.C. Himes. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
24 April 2013
VIRGINIA ELIZABETH (RAY) POWELL

Virginia Elizabeth (Ray) Powell of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 21, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born August 15, 1944 to George Ray and Virgie Henry Ray in Waldron, Arkansas. Virginia was 68 years, 8 months and 6 days old. Virginia became a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church at the age of nine; where she has served her church faithfully for 59 years. She served as Sunday School Teacher and Officer of the Ladies Auxiliary as well as Church Pianist for many years. Virginia lived her life as a testimony to her strong Faith and Love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In August of 1964, Virginia married the love of her life, L.D. Powell, at the young age of 19. The very next day she celebrated her 20th birthday. L.D. and Virginia had a cattle and poultry farm and she spent much of her time cooking, all the while she was receiving great joy from sharing her talents, recipes and knowledge with family and friends. Virginia worked for a great number of years for the Waldron Livestock Auction doing many different tasks in the office. She loved life and lived it to the fullest each day. Virginia was a people person and enjoyed everyone, especially family. However, Virginia was most excited to have the opportunity to have twin grandsons. She treasured them with her whole heart and couldn’t wait to follow them to their next sporting event, school function or just whatever they were involved in, even to the deer woods. The memories made with her family were those she kept closest to her heart. Virginia leaves behind to cherish her memory, the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, L.D. of the home, one son, Bradley Powell of Springdale, Arkansas. She will forever be missed by two grandsons, Dilan Powell and Devin Powell both of Waldron, Arkansas. Virginia is also survived by three brothers, George W. Ray Jr., of Grand Prairie, Texas, W.D. Ray and wife Billie of Waldron, Arkansas, John Ray and wife Susan of Waldron, Arkansas. Aunt Gingie will also be missed by five nieces and a nephew, Diane Morris of Arlington, Texas, Beverly Deutschman of Mansfield, Texas, Shannen Ray of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jonette Duke of Booneville, Arkansas, Simone Ray of Waldron, Arkansas and David Ray and wife Denise of Grand Prairie, Texas; as well as four great-nieces: Megan Kreiter, Emily Deutschman, Darby Ray, Shelbie Duke and four great nephews: Alec Deutschman, Zachery Morris, and Gage Morris. Virginia will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched, including her Harmony Freewill Baptist Church Family, a number of other friends and loved ones. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Virgie Ray, one daughter, Shelly Annette Powell, one nephew, John Russell Ray, and one sister in law, Sylvia Ray. Virginia’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Virginia’s pallbearers will be Eddie Swisher, A.G. Morrison, Billy Joe Hale, Jerry Beaty, Bill Lovett and Terry Nix. Honorary pallbearers will be the Harmony Freewill Baptist Ladies Auxiliary and Muddy Creek Deer Camp. Virginia’s visitation will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Virginia’s family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
25 December 2002
DONALD POWERS

Donald Leonard Powers, 48, of Waldron passed away Sunday, December 15, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a former nursing home employee. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sister Judy Faye Young of Thornton, Arkansas; three brothers, Billy Grant of Longview, Texas, Randall Grant of Fordyce, Arkansas and Timmy Grant of Texas.

The Waldron News
6 October 1999
EDNA MURIEL POWERS

Edna Muriel Powers, 82, of Rogers, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, September 28, 1999 in a Rogers hospital. She was a retired cook, a member of the Cauthron United Methodist Church and the widow of Dennis Powers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at Cauthron United Methodist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Lona Goff of Rogers, AR; four sons, Jim Powers of New London, Wisconsin, Coy Powers of Carlsbad, NM, W.L. "Von" Powers of Rogers, AR and Donnie Powers of Rogers, AR; one sister, Hazel Kirk of Waldron, AR; 10 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Keith Dedmon, Gene Dedmon, Stuart Goff, Morris Goff, Tommy Kirk, Wayne Kirk and Gary Jordan.

The Waldron News
19 November 2003
NORMAN ELMER POWERS

Norman Elmer Powers, 67, of Winslow, Arkansas died Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born January 3, 1936 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Elmer and Mary Ola Stotts Powers. He retired from SWEPCO in 1992. He was a member of the Arkansas Bluegrass Association. He was an avid outdoor sportsman, elite fast pitch softball pitcher with a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by one brother, Max Powers and one son-in-law, Gary Stephens. Survivors include his wife, Louise "Lou" Powers of the home; one son, Marty Powers of Rogers, AR, two daughters, Deborah Stephens of Fayetteville, AR and Rebecca and her husband Van Ivey of Fayetteville; two step-sons, Shane Thorpe of Bentonville, AR and Jeff and his wife JOana Thorpe Fayetteville; one brother, Deryl and his wife Lula Belle Powers of Springdale, AR; one sister, Clovita and her husband Clarence Rice of Little Rock; grandchildren, Ryan Letz, Lauran Williams, Adam Ivey, Allison Ivey, Alexander Ivey, Jordan Powers, Hannah Powers, Carly Powers, Michael Thorpe, Bailey Thorpe, Austin Thorpe, Keagan Thorpe, Alisha Thorpe and Ashton Thorpe, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Scott Powers, Ryan Lerz, Adam Ivey, Alex Ivey, Steve Pianalto and Van IVey. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Dillard, John Jenkins, Shane Mhoon, Earl Newman, Mike Jones, Butch Watson and Tom Liles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas 66601-1563, or USSA Fast Pitch Softball, c/o Billy D. Austin, 5660 Fountain, Fayetteville, AR 72704.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
JOYCE MARIE POWLESS

Joyce Marie Powless, 76, of Boles, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at her home. Survivors include one son, Steven Powless of Woodward, Oklahoma; three daughters, Karen Rogers of Gatesville, Texas, Dawn Eike of Fargo, Oklahoma, Robin Powless of Okemah, Oklahoma; six grandchildren: Lacey Semmel of Woodward, Oklahoma, Steffani Wilson of Woodward, Oklahoma, Tanner Powless of Woodward, Oklahoma, Rayna Esteban of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Relena Haddox of Okemah, Oklahoma, Jo Eike; six great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Semmel, Callie Semmel, K.J. Powless, Blaine White, Melanie and Madalyn Esteban. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 December 2009
DELMA POYNOR

Delma Poynor, 91, of Waldron passed away on Monday, December 7, 2009 in the Waldron Nursing Center. Delma is survived by one son Benton Poynor and wife Dorothy of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter Yvonne Nevills of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Sharon Goodwin, Rickey Poynor, Patricia Rogers, Curtis Scott, Keith Scott; 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandc hildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Truman Poynor and one grandson Kevin Scott. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating and interment in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
26 February 2003
BILLIE JO PRESSON

Billie Jo Presson, 65, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 in her home. She was a retired cattle rancher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Presson. Memorial service was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2003 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her children, Joyce Weaver and her husband Lynn of Booneville, AR and Bud Brannam and his wife Carolyn of Huntington, AR; four grandchildren, Misty Quick and Mike Weaver, both of Booneville, AR and Tara and Amy Brannam, both of Huntington, AR; three brothers-in-law, Robert Presson and his wife Carol of Greenwood, AR, Jerry Presson and his wife Beverly of Huntington, AR and Larry Presson and his wife Sandy of Fort Smith, AR; one sister- in-law, Judy Presson of Huntington, AR and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Scott County Times
18 July 2001
RUTH PRESSON

Ruth Presson, 78, of Huntington died Monday, July 9, 2001 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a retired restaurant owner and operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Presson, one son, Wendell and one grandson, Richard. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, July 12, 2001 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Huntington City Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Charles of Mansfield, Robert of Greenwood, Jerry of Huntington and Larry of Fort Smith; four brothers, Bill Richmond and James Richmond both of Huntington, Jack Richmond of Bates, and Bob Richmond of Fort Smith; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Josh Falt, Ricky Richmond, John Richmond, Kenny Richmond, Richard Risner and Rusty Risner.

The Waldron News
29 January 2014
KENNETH WAYNE PRESTON

Kenneth Wayne Preston of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Mena, Arkansas. Kenneth was born April 20, 1931 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to William Arden Preston, Sr. and Mary Thelma (Woods) Preston. Kenneth was 82 years, 9 months and 1 day old. Kenneth was a member of the Parks Methodist Church. Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He was decorated with medals of National Defense, Good Conduct, United Nations Service, Korean Service and Navy Occupation Medal E clasp. After the Navy, Kenneth worked for Sun Oil Company in West Texas for 40 years. Upon retirement he relocated to his current home of Parks, Arkansas. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cecelia Preston of the home, three children, Barry Wayne Preston of Arkansas, Daniel Allen Preston and wife Pam of Hawaii and Karen Elaine (Preston) Schnitker and husband Clifford of Murphy, Texas. Kenneth is also survived by seven grandchildren: Bridget Maxwell, Belinda Preston, Jamie Webb, Amber Preston, Jared Kluthe, Matthew Hancock and Marissa Hancock, as well as ten great- grandchildren. Kenneth is also survived by one brother William Preston Jr. and wife Claudene of Converse Louisiana. Kenneth will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, William A. Preston Sr. and Mary T. Preston, one sister, Patricia Brasuel, one brother, Daniel G. Preston and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Verl and Vida Hoffman. Kenneth's graveside life celebration was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Kenneth's visitation was held Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Kenneth's family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
1 August 2007
WILMA LEE PRESTON

Wilma Lee Preston, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 23, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the Parks Oliver Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her son, Doice Preston of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, David Preston of Poteau, OK, Adam Sloniker of Waldron, AR and Dawn Gifford of Lewiston, Idaho; 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were J.D. Graham, Charles Maxwell, Billy Maxwell, Sidney Howard, Junior Helton and Adam Sloniker. Honorary pallbearers were John D. Reed, James Earl Helton, Edward Howard and Eric Maxwell.

The Waldron News
30 December 2009
PATRICIA ANN PRIDMORE

Patricia Ann Pridmore of Y-City, Arkansas formerly of Vacaville, Calif. passed from this life Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in her home. Patricia was born in Antioch, California on February 21, 1946 to the late Abrie Bevill and Sarah B. (Smith) Bevill. She was a homemaker. Patricia is survived by her husband Raymond T. Pridmore of the home, one son, Denk Thomas of California, three grandchildren, Cathlyn Leeann, Gracie Lou and Taylor Jane, sisters, Nina Todd, Sue Kepford, brother, Keith Bevel. A memorial service for Mrs. Pridmore will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
MINNIE INEZ PRIEST

Minnie Inez Priest, 92, of Waldron, died Monday, March 2, 1998 in Oregon City, Oregon. She was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, she was born to L.A. and Donna Murphree, February 27,1906 in Murphrees Valley near Birmingham, Alabama. The family moved to western Oklahoma in 1909, then in 1912 moved to Scott County, near Waldron where she had spent all of her adult life. She was actively engaged in the Methodist Church through the years as a Sunday school teacher, and through the women's work of the church. She had served the church on District level. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 1998 in Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth Mazur, of Oregon City, Oregon; two great-grandchildren: Kelly Hatfield, of Vancouver, Washington and Kacy Mazur, Oregon City; one great-great-granddaughter, Clara Hatfield, of Vancouver, Washington; one sister: Mrs. W.F. Munoz, of Santa Maria, California; one brother, C.H. Murphree, of Castro Valley, Calif. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
28 April 2004
BONNIE D. PRINDLE

Services for Bonnie D. Prindle, 101, were Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Seagraves, TX with Rev. L.D. Hinson officiating and Rev. Royce Barker and Rev. Glen Beaver assisting. Personal arrangements were under the direction of Mark A. Jones Funeral Directors of Seagraves. Mrs. Prindle passed away late Tuesday evening, March 30, 2004 in Mineral Wells, TX. She was born on March 31, 1903 to John and Viola Pruitt in Wills Point, TX. Mrs. Prindle married the love of her life, Marvin Gilbert Prindle in 1928 in Lubbock County. They moved to Gaines County in the early 1930's. He preceded her in death in 1971. Bonnie devoted her life to her family and to the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through her efforts, many have had the opportunity to hear about and receive Jesus as their Savior. She worked with the Spanish speaking people and African Americans. In word and deed, she has made a practice of "Telling the world about Jesus." She has been a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seagraves for 67 years. In 1950, Bonnie and her husband Marvin began a Spanish Mission in Seagraves which later developed into what is now known as "Sendero de La Cruz," an Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, one son, Laurence Ray, three sisters, Gertrude Minyard, Mattie Bradshaw and Mary Peters; and two brothers, Farmer and Grady Pruitt. Left behind to cherish her Godly example include one son and his wife, John and Margaret Prindle of The Woodlands, TX; four daughters and their husbands, Wanda and Bill Payne of Mineral Wells, Nelda and James Wagner of Waldron, AR; Lora and Ralph Meier of Enid, OK and Donna and Wayne Timms of Seagraves; 18 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind one brother, Mark Pruitt of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Georgia Cochran of Tulare, CA and Jonnie Waldron of Granbury, TX, and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Family requests memorials to First Assembly of God in Seagraves, Sendero de La Cruz or your favorite charity.

The Waldron News
24 September 2014
JOHN TROY PRITCHARD

John Troy Pritchard, age 31, of Malvern, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He was born February 6, 1983 in Duncan, Oklahoma. John was a landscaper and of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Virginia Pritchard. He is survived by his fiancee, Christy Grubb; two sons, Adam and Anthony Stevens; daughter, Karis Pritchard all of Malvern; step-mom, Kim Jimenez; step-dad, John Reed; three sisters, Gail Pritchard of Alexander, Jessica Pritchard of Benton and Amanda Weems of Gravely; eight half-brothers, Shane Minick and Damon Richards both of Indiana, Joey Rippy of Malvern, Scott Morris of Benton, J.D. and Dylan Woodcock of Oklahoma, Trevor and R.C. Woodcock of Springdale; one half sister, Amanda Holt of Bryant; numerous nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

The Waldron News
5 May 2010
EZELLE WOODARD PRUITT

Ezelle Woodare Pruitt, 90, of Danville started her life in Heaven April 25, 2010. Ezelle was born June 19, 1919 in Waltreak, AR to the late Ardie & Onie Lea Woodard. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Raymond Pruitt; an infant son Raymond Eudell Pruitt; grandson Donny Pruitt; sisters, Reba Woodard & Estelle Noblett; brother Bud Woodard & foster son Willis Darnell. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Pruitt Hale of Waldron; son & daughter-in-law Lloyd & Nell Pruitt of Russellville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Darnell of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cebelle James & Shirley Fowler of Danville and many special nieces & nephews including Raymond & Leta George whom she considered to be more like her own children. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Danville Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor David Hines officiating.

The Waldron News
7 June 2000
JOHN DAVID PRUITT

John David Pruitt, 69, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, formerly of Huntington, AR, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was a musician and veteran of the Korean War. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 2 at Huntington First Baptist Church with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery at Boothe, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by two daughters, Felicia Fox of Little Rock, AR and Carla Henderson of Okmulgee, OK; three sons, Steven Pruitt and Gary Pruitt both of Huntington, AR and Dennis Pruitt of Fort Smith, AR; two half sisters, Rosie Elmore of Mansfield, AR and Minelee Parker of Prattville, AL; two half brothers, Claud Fain of Morris, OK and Richard Fain of Waldron, AR; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
RAYMOND N. PRUITT

Raymond N. Pruitt, age 88, of Danville, died Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Mitchells Nursing Home in Danville. He was born in Bailey Branch, Arkansas on September 25, 1919 to W.O. & Laura Watson Pruitt. He was a WWII Army veteran, retired school bus driver, farmer, and a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge #41 for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant son, Raymond Eudell Pruitt, foster son, Willis Darnell, seven brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Ezelle Woodard Pruitt; son & daughter-in-law, Lloyd Ray & Nell Pruitt of Russellville; daughter Betty Pruitt Hale of Waldron; daughter-in-law, Shirley Darnell of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sister, Lottie Wigley of Coquielle, OR; grandchildren, Kim & Cliff Hale Parks of Fort Smith, Judy & Tracy Hale Threatt of Bates, Rick Hale of Fort Smith, Karoline & David Pruitt Whorton of Houston, TX, Jim Darnell, Kelly Darnell, Bob & Debbie Weird, Chriss & Michelle Darnell of South Dakota; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Chad, Zack, Amy & Scott Parks, Seth & Grace Hunt, Ty Hale, Matthew & Ashley Whorton, Alisha Darnell, Zachary, Nicholas & Ashley Weird, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral was Tuesday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville. Officiating was Rev. David Hines. Pallbearers were Henry David Damon, Raymond George, Larry Wayne James, Lance Wilkins, Roy Wilkins and Deanie Woodard. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
28 January 2004
MARY PRYOR

Oklahoma--Mary Pryor, born Mary Sue Peterson on August 9, 1936 in Waldron, Arkansas, passed into the arms of her Savior on Monday, January 12, 2004, after a two year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's.) Mary was an active member of Ketchum (Oklahoma) Church of Christ where she was dedicated to her Christian family. Mary was a tireless worker and dedicated 30 years of service to Brookside State Bank of Tulsa where she retired as Senior Vice President and Cashier. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Maggie Peterson and two sisters, Patsy Ruth Peterson and Judy Blair. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gene Pryor of Ketchum; two sons and daughters- in-law, Steve and Tina Pryor of Tulsa and Scott and Marcy Pryor of the Woodlands, Texas; a sister, Jean Austin; two brothers-in-law, Don Austin and Delbert Blair, all of Ketchum; three grandchildren, Mariel, Jordan and Connor; nieces and nephew, Debbie, Mike and Terry. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many. According to Mary's request there will be no funeral or graveside service. A small prayer service was held at 7 pm, Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at Ketchum Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Mary's name to St. Francis Hospice, 6600 S. Yale, Suite 350, Tulsa, OK 74136. Arrangements were under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Garden Chapel, 918-742-5556.

The Waldron News
21 July 1999
ANTHONY PRZYBYSC

Anthony Przybysc, 63, of Mansfield, Ark., died on Saturday, July 17, 1999 in his home. He was a retired machinist from Eaton Controls of Crystal Lake, Ill. and currently was employed at Central Industries. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Catholic. Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 20 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, AR. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 21 at Saint Leo Catholic Church in Hartford, AR with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by his wife, Debra Przybysz of the home; four daughters, Sherry Alejandro of New Mexico, Tina Bachelor of Olympia, Washington, Patty Osborne of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Brenda Przybysz of Belvidere, Ill; three sons, Tony of Woodstock, Ill., Frank of Belvidere, Ill., and Michael of the home; four sisters, Chris Beta of Chicago, Ill., Kathy Darkin of Homestead, Ill., Jean Bortz of Orange City, Florida, and Mary Muncey of Chicago, Ill; three brothers, Billy Przybysz of Wisconsin, Larry Przybysz of Fort Smith, AR, and Bobby of Chicago, Ill; and 15 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dennis Stoddard, Rick Johnson, Frank Przybysz, Michael Przybysz, John Przybysz and John Shulfer.

Scott County Times
21 August 2002
IRMA PUCKETT

Waldron--Funeral services for Irma Puckett, 94, of Waldron were held Monday, August 19, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Puckett died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Apostilic faith. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Montgomery of Waldron; a son, Kenneth Puckett of Ft. Smith; a sister, Ona Shaw of Wetumka, Oklahoma; a brother, Gene Shumaker of Oregon; three grandchildren, Renee "Tuny" Hunt, Jerry Montgomery and Larry Montgomery; four great- grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Montgomery, Jerry Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery, Robert Hunt, Bruce Yandell and Terrel Scroggins.

The Waldron News
3 August 2011
JAMES KENNETH PUCKETT

James Kenneth Puckett, 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, July 30, 2011 in a Mena, Arkansas nursing home. Kenneth was born September 18, 1929 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Jim and Irma (Shoemaker) Puckett. He was of the Christian faith. Kenneth was a retired truck driver of 50 years, 20 of those he drove for Wal-Mart. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Kenneth is survived by one daughter, Renee (Tuny) Hunt and husband Robert of Mena, Arkansas; wife, Millie of Jacksonville, Florida; two nephews, Jerry Montgomery and wife Judy of Waldron, Arkansas, Larry Montgomery and wife Kaye of Washington; and a host of great nieces and nephews. Kenneth's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dardanelle Townsley officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Kenneth's pallbearers will be Robert Hunt, Jerry Montgomery, Terrell Scroggins, Oliver Duncan, Dale Wilson and Bob Hanby. His honorary pallbearers will be Harvey George, Woodrow Wood, Jim McKeon. Kenneth's visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
17 January 2001
MARVIN PUCKETT

Marvin C. Puckett, 91, of Huntington died January 9, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired mechanic for the Greenwood Schools, a farmer and a coal miner, a member of Valley View Church of Christ, member of Pulliam Masonic Lodge #133, F&M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Puckett. Funeral services were January 12, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by one daughter, Doris Jones of Greenwood; four sons, Eugene of Booneville, Byron of Mansfield, Jo Dan of Benton and Don of Greenwood; two sisters, Laura King of Greenwood and Velma Cole of Witcherville; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Don, Gary Don, Marty, David and Barney Puckett and Coy Jones.

Scott County Times
21 July 2004
ETTA LAURA PUGH

Mansfield--Graveside services for Etta Laura Pugh were held at 11:00 pm Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Etta Laura Pugh, 97, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 13 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Mansfield Nazarene Church and the widow of Myrrel Pugh. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Debbie Henley of Mansfield, Connie Ledbetter of Mansfield and Marecia Metcalf of Excelsior, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 July 2004
GEORGE PUGH

George Dewayne Pugh, 78, of Fort Smith died Sunday, June 27, 2004 in a Dallas, Texas hospital. He was born September 19, 1925 to the late Myrrel Pugh and Thelma (Nibblett) Pugh in Waldron, Arkansas. He retired in 1982 from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois after working many years as a semi-truck driver. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a Motor Machinist Mate on the U.S.S. PCS 1397 in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion, U.A.W. Retirees Local #974 and the Methodist Church. George is survived by his wife, Melba June, one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Gail and Tom Downs of Hot Springs, Arkansas, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Wayne and Lynne Pugh of Houston, Texas and Randy Allen and Hazel Pugh of Rosenburg, Texas. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Lacy Anne Downs of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Jessica Burgund of Chillicothe, Illinois and three nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, July 2 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
30 March 2011
JERRY WAYNE PUGH

Jerry Wayne Pugh, 61, passed away at his home March 19, 2011. Jerry was born January 3, 1950 to Melba June and George Dewayne Pugh in Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his father; two aunts, Juanita Gentry and Doris Bottoms; and three cousins, Michael Gentry, Gary Bottoms and Larry Bottoms. Jerry grew up in Peoria, IL and graduated high school there in 1968. He immediately joined the air force and was stationed in Utopia, Thailand during the Vietnam War. After four years active duty, he returned to Illinois where he accomplished an Associates degree at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL and met and married his wife, Lynn. After relocating to Houston, TX, he worked for, and was retired from, the Air National Guard. During both his Air National Guard and active duty service, he worked as an Air Force instrument technician. Jerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lynn Ulrich Pugh of Houston, TX, his mother, Melba Pugh of Ft. Smith; sister Brenda Downs of Hot Springs, AR; brother Randy Pugh of Rosenberg, TX; uncle I. Lee Gentry of DeSoto, TX; and cousin Terry Bottoms of Spiro, OK; and one nephew and six nieces. A private service was held at Martin Funeral Home on March 26, 2011 with interment at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, AR. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Call 1-888-435-7632 or mail donation to MDA, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

Scott County Times
1 February 2006
MALACHI PULLIAM

Malachi James Pulliam, 4 month old son of Mark and Rebecca Pulliam of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, January 23, 2006 at his residence. Malachi was born August 29, 2005 in Texarkana. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Danny E. Pulliam. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Carter Laufenburger of Texarkana, Texas; his grandparents, Henrietta "Penney" Pulliam of Texarkana, Texas, Leslie and James Powell of Bloomburg, Texas, and James Laufenburger of Anchorage, Alaska; his great-grandparents, Mary Smith of Tucson, Arizona, Jackie and Tom Monzingo of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jerry Patton of Austin, Texas; a number of great aunts and uncles, Kathryn and Harold (missing) Texarkana, Texas, Marcey and Sam Allen of Wake Village, Texas, Sandee Carr of North Carolina, Shirley and Curtis Vandewillie of Waldron, Arkansas, Dan and Sharon Soderling of Atlanta, Texas, Glen and Rene Soderling of Waldron, Arkansas, Richard and Trish Soderling of Texarkana, Texas, Sue and Rick Bice of Waldron, Arkansas, and Vicki and Ray Rider of Waldron, Arkansas; and a number of cousins. Memorial services were held at 11;30 am Saturday at the North Garden Chapel at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, under the direction of the Chapelwood Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
LARRY PYLE

Larry Eugene Pyle, 30, of Waldron died Thursday, November 23, 2000 in his home. He was an electrician and served in the Nation Guard Co. A212 Signal Battalion. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Willie Lorene Eagle. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial at Pyle's Prairie Cemetery in Kemp, Texas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Cindy Pyle of Waldron; his grandparents, Bill and Betty Pyle of Chandler, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Chad and Kim Pyle of Greenwood, Arkansas; one niece, Alexa Pyle; two nephews, Storm and Chase Pyle; aunts and uncles, Joe and Carol Gaston of Hurst, Texas, Haney and Lynnelle Rea of Bedford, Texas, Billy and Kathy Eagle of Azle, Texas, Sherolyn and Tim Smiley of Irving, Texas, Roger and Belinda Honea of Huntsville, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jason Rodgers, Barry Richardson, Brian McCullah, Mike Godfrey, Donald Brown, Billy Black, Honda Smith, Allen Ward and Todd Hayes.

The Waldron News
22 August 2007
ELMER "PAT" PYLES

Elmer "Pat" Pyles of Huntington, Arkansas died August 19, 2007 at his home. He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and an avid hunter. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas, with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Owens of Abbott, AR and Sissy Scroggins of Mansfield, AR; two sons, Donnie Pyles of Huntington, AR and Darrell Pyles of Waldron, AR; one brother, Ernie Pyles of Mansfield, AR; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers will be D.J. Pyles, Jerrel Hattabaugh, Lloyd Hattabaugh, Donald Pyles, Richie Pyles, Stanley Shrum and Kerry Shrum. Honorary pallbearer is Tim Shrum.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
EMMER JEAN PYLES

Emmer Jean Pyles, 69, of Huntington died Oct. 9,1998, in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 13, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, with burial at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include husband, Elmer Pyles; two daughters, Carol Ann Owens of Abbott and Helene Scroggins of Mansfield; two sons, Donnie Pyles of Huntington and Darrell Pyles of Boonville; one sister, Flora Watkins of Boonville. Also,11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Donald Pyles, Richie Pyles, Stanley Shrum, Kerry Shrum, Larry Shores, and Jerald Hattabaugh.

The Waldron News
16 March 2011
INEZ PYLES

Inez Pyles, 77, of Booneville, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and savior Saturday, March 12, 2011 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and was a member of the Christian Fellowship in Booneville, Arkansas. She was saved and has been a faithful Chrisian since 1964. Inez is survived by her husband of 63 years Ernie Pyles; four sons, Keith Pyles of Van Buren, Arkansas, Ralph Pyles and wife Debi of Mansfield, Arkansas, Gordon Pyles and wife Sandy of Booneville, Arkansas, Bruce Pyles and wife Susan of Mansfield, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Howard Slate of Mansfield, Arkansas; one Lois Niblett of Mansfield, Arkansas and her family dog, Gizmo. Inez is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Gladys Slate; one sister, Viola Brewer and one son, Jace Pyles. Inez's funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield with interment in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Visitation was Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Gerran Pyles, Travis Pyles, Trey Pyles, Shawn Yeakley, Stewart Adams, Michael Freeman, Josh Stubblefield and Levi Godwin.

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