OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2016

The Waldron News
15 July 2015

Ruby Wanita Quackenbush of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, July 6, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruby was 81 years, 5 months and 16 days old. She was born in Minot, North Dakota to Clarence O. George and Florence (Riley) George. Ruby was a homemaker. She was skilled in arts and crafts. Ruby loved to crochet. Her biggest blessing was spending time with her family and taking care of them. Ruby leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter Florence (Beth) Owens of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Randy Davis and wife Melissa of Talihina, Oklahoma and William Maxell of Waldron, Arkansas and great grandchildren: Makyla Austin and McKinny of Oklahoma. Ruby is also survived by one sister, Cleo Strickland of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Florence George, and two husbands, Shelby Desha and Leslie Quackenbush. Ruby's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jerry Isham officiating. Interment followed in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruby's pallbearers were Chad Henderson, Leran Holmes, Mike Lance, Gary Clepper, Homer Perez and Paul Moore. Ruby's visitation was held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Ruby's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
3 August 2016

Dorthy Lucille Qualls of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, July 25, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lucille was born December 7, 1951 in Heavener, Oklahoma to Elbert Earl White and Pricilla Ethel Richie. She was 64 years, 7 months and 18 days old. Lucille leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters: Jennifer Qualls and Jessica Majors both of Poteau, Oklahoma and one son, David Preston of Waldron, Arkansas as well as three grandchildren: Heather, Tiffanie and Cole and one sister, Mary June White of Poteau, Oklahoma. Lucille will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted. Lucill was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Pricilla and brothers, Doyle, James and Charles. Lucille's memorial life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 September 2015

Elmer Earl Quick Jr., 93, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith with family by his side. Elmer was born January 4, 1922 in Charleston, AR to Elmer E. Quick Sr. and Nola (Baker) Quick. Elmer enlisted in the Army on November 6, 1942 to February 19, 1946 with an honorary discharge. Elmer was co-owner of the Fort Smith Livestock Commission Company and a Livestock Order Buyer and rancher. Later in life, he enjoyed collecting and selling antiques. Elmer met his future wife, Evelyn (Godwin) Quick on a blind date and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2015. Elmer was an only child and felt blessed by his large family. Elmer is survived by his wife Evelyn, a son James A. Quick and wife Diana, two daughters, Jan Willsey and husband Danny and Lisa Elmore and husband Doug. Eight grandchildren, Tari Ward and husband Dax, Shannon Willsey and wife Fabri, Jeffrey Quick, Brandon Willsey and wife Cindy, Blaine Quick and wife Amy, Kyle Quick and wife Tisha, Brandi Heydenreich and Clay Elmore and wife Magan. Twelve great-grandchildren, Mallory and Kylie Ward, Hunter and Fisher Willsey, Allie Willsey, Marissa and Kerrington and Bailey Quick, Jack and Ellah Heydenreich and Boston and Ava Joye Elmore. Visitation was from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, AR. Funeral services were held Friday, September 11, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 at 2 pm with interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer's grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Godwin, Chris Godwin, Brooks Godwin, Stuart Godwin, Bruce Pyles, John Hightower, David Powell, Reuel Holland, Lewell Holland, Butch Sigman, Steve Goldstein, Jerry Beaty. Services were conducted by Don Cochran and Ryan James.

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