SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2014
SURNAME "R"

The Waldron News
23 December 2009
YVONNE CARLSON RACHELS

Yvonne Carlson Rachels, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, December 18, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. Mrs. Rachels was born October 17, 1925 in Turlock, California to the late Robert and Esther Carlson. She was the seventh of nine children. She moved to Waldron in 1971 from Fremont, CA. She volunteered as a poll worker and was active in the Republican Party. She was the beloved wife of the late Bill Rachels, dear mother of Daniel Malone and wife Mary Jo and Jan Rachels, grandmother to five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, sister of Geneva Carlson Moon, aged 97, and cherished friend to many. A memorial service for Mrs. Rachels will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

Scott County Times
30 March 2005
MILDRED RACKLEY

Mildred Bernice Rackley, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, March 27, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Rackley and one daughter, JoAnn Ashford. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 2 pm at the Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Becky and Ronald Gardner of Crossett, Arkansas; one son-in-law Kerwin Ashford of Waldron; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ray Ashford, Richard Gardner, Jay Gardner, Fred Thomas, Larry Page and Mdie McFarland. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Graves and Jason Hackworth.

The Waldron News
22 September 1999
RAYMOND EDGAR RACKLEY

Raymond Edgar Rackley, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Sunday, September 19 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired principal for Waldron Junior High School, a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, a Mason, and a member of Scott County Retired Teachers Association. He was preceded in death by one daughter, JoAnn Ashford. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, at Waldron United Methodist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of the home; one daughter, Becky Gardner of Crossett, AR; five sisters, Ola Wadkins of Russellville, AR, Eula Thompson of Little Rock, AR, Lenora Teeter of Lubbock, TX, Sue Horton of Kaufman, TX, and Dana Looper of Fairfield Glade, TN; three brothers, Rob Rackley of Plainview, TX, Dolen Rackley of Lubbock, TX and Paul Rackley of Claremore, OK; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are a group of former Waldron Junior High teachers, Ray Ashford and Fred Thomas.

The Waldron News
2 February 2005
SHARON G. RADER

Sharon G. Rader, 38, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, January 28, 2005 in Waldron. She was born Feb. 14, 1966 in Des Plaines, Ill. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Burke and two brothers, James Daniel Burke and William Louis Burke II. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by her husband, William; her father and stepmother, William and Kay Burke of Jupiter, Fla; two sisters, Barbara Burke and her husband Lewis Ping of Waldron and Mary Burke of Columbus, N.C.; two nephews, William Corbett of Chicago, Ill and Michael Ping of Waldron; one niece, Sarah Mosseller of Lynn, NC; and one great-nephew, James Ping.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
WILLIAM EDWARD RAGAN

William Edward Ragan of Lavaca, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, November 21, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. William was born June 8, 1942 to John Henry Ragan and Bertie Lorene (Maledon) Ragan in Ozark, Arkansas. William was 71 years, 5 months and 18 days old. William rolled on down the road in an 18 wheeler for 20 years. He enjoyed listening to Bluegrass Music. When time would afford him the opportunity, he loved to be in the great outdoors. He could be found tinkering on anything as long as he didn't have to go inside. William could also be found up and out early each morning for a great number of years as he was a delivery man for a local newspaper. William leaves behind to cherish his memory, his companion of 18 years, Betty Scrivner; two sons, Keith Ragan and wife Misty of Dayton, Arkansas and Charles and wife Suzie of Spiro, Oklahoma; one daughter, Tonya Scrivner; two sons, Ben Scrivner and Frank Scrivner. Grandpa will forever be missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. William is also survived by one brother, Ronald Ragan of Lavaca, Arkansas. William will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. William is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertie Ragan; one daughter, Teresa Ann Moddy; two brothers, James Ragan and Lewis Ragan. William's graveside life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Union Ridge Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas with Bro. Robert Presson officiating. Interment followed in the Union Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. William's pallbearers were Derek Ragan, Keith Ragan, Charles Ragan, John Boy Burlison, Joseph Ragan and William Ragan. William's visitation was Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
31 July 2013
RONALD D. RAINWATER

Ronald D. Rainwater of Nella, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Nella, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born December 28, 1945 to YZ Rainwater and May Evelyn (Harrison) Rainwater in Vidor, Texas. Ronald was 67 years, 6 monts and 2 days old. Ronald was retired from the railroad where he was a painter and a welder. After retirement he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Ronald was the happiest when he was working in his yard. He loved a well maintained place and took pride in his work. However, when he got to put on the grandpa hat, took precedence over all else. He was most excited to get to see his grandbabies and spend precious time with each and every one of them. He loved them and the memories they made together were his prized treasures. Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 21 years, Joyce (Allen) Rainwater of the home; one daughter, Candice of Texas; one son, Ronald Lee Rainwater of Minnesota; one step son, Michael Adaway and wife Brianna of Nella, Arkansas. PaPaw will forever be missed by three grandsons: David Rainwater, Timothy Cantrell and Ron Cantrell of Missouri and three granddaughters: Samantha (Watley) Adaway of Texas, Kymberlee Adaway and Anabell Marie Adaway of Waldron, Arkansas. Ronald is also survived by three sisters: Verlene of Louisiana, Mary of Texas and Martie of Louisiana and one brother, Don Adon of Louisiana. Ronald 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, neighbors and loved ones. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, YZ and May Rainwater, one sister, Margaret Ann, and brothers: Cecil, Mike, Tommy, J.W. and Raymond. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 October 1998
LEON FRANKLIN RAMSEY

Leon Franklin Ramsey, 65, of Spiro, Oklahoma, died Monday, October 5, 1998 in a Van Buren nursing home. He was a truck driver. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6 at Duncan Cemetery. Survivors include one brother, Bill Ramsey, of Spiro, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 June 2009
LOUISE RAMSEY
May 10, 1926 - June 1, 2009

Louise Selma (Sanders) Ramsey, 83, formerly of Bates, Arkansas passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009 at a Heavener nursing home. She was born May 10, 1926 in Smackover, Arkansas. She was a mother and a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, canning and sewing. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by three daughters, Judy VanDeWiele ofSapulpa, Oklahoma, Carolyn McKelvey of Glenpool, Oklahoma, Beverly Abbott of Bates, Arkansas; three sons, Donald Sanders of Fritch, Texas, Richie Sanders of Waldron, Arkansas, David Sanders of Chino Hills, California; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Elvan Sanders, Snyder Ramsey; one son, Clifford Sanders; one granddaughter, Valerie Griffin. Funeral Service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the Pentecostal Church in Bates, Arkansas with interment in the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Gary Wayne Sanders, Charlie Abbott, Paul Rice, Jerry McKelvey, Ted Pickle, Jr. and Earl VanDeWiele. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Abbott, Wade Sanders, Sid Sanders, Robert Sanders, Darris Hill and Donnie Hill.

Scott County Times
10 November 2004
MATTHEW RANDLE

Matthew Vernon Randle, age 53, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, November 1, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired drywall worker and attended the New Life Center. He is survived by one daughter, Eliana Riddle of Bates, Arkansas; three sons, Donald M. Randle of Wichita, Kansas, Jessie Randle and Richard Randle both of Waldron; one step-son, Eli Clayton of Wichita, Kansas; mother, Delma Mae Young of Mena, Arkansas; two sisters, Diane Henderson of Aurora, Colorado and Charlene Moudy of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Steve Randle of Mena, Arkansas; seven grandchildren. There will be a private family service under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
VIRGIE ELIZABETH RAY
Sept. 7, 1918 - May 26, 2009

Virgie Elizabeth Ray, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born the fourth child of Sam and Lizzie Henry on September 7th, 1918 in the Jenkins community. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church for 81 years. She served as Sunday School teacher, was wife of a Deacon and served several years as President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She spent much of her time making quilts and crocheting items and received great joy from giving them to family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Gilbert, Kess, Floyd and Erman Henry, her husband of 41 years George W. Ray, one son Joe Bob Ray, one granddaughter Shelly Powell and one grandson Russell Ray. She is survived by three sons, George W. Ray, Jr. and his wife Sylvia of Grand Prairie, Texas, W.D. Ray and wife Billie, John Ray and wife Susan all of Waldron, Arkansas, one daughter, Virginia and husband L.D. Powell also of Waldron, Arkansas. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, David ray and wife Denise of Grand Prairie, Texas, Diane Morris of Arlington, Texas, Beverly and husband Louis Deutschman of Mansfield, Texas, Shannen Ray of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jonette Duke of Booneville, Arkansas, Simone Ray of Heavener, Oklahoma and Brad Powell of Waldron, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren, Megan Kreiter, Alec and Emily Deutschman all of Mansfield, Texas, Zachery and Gage Morris of Arlington, Texas, Darby Ray of Grand Prairie, Texas, Shelbie Duke of Booneville, Arkansas, Dilan and Devin Powell of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister-in-law Leona Henry of Waldron, Arkanas, her Harmony Church family and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend David Williams officiating. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Brad Powell, Bill Lovett, Eddie Swisher, Wayne Henry, Clinton Graham and Brian Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were the Harmony Freewill Baptist Ladies Auxiliary.

The Waldron News
20 August 2014
CHANA L. REAY

Chana L. Reay of Norman, Arkansas passed away on August 7, 2014 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on March 11, 1962 in Peoria, IL to Arthur and Barbara Reay. She was 52 years of age. She is survived by her mother Barbara Clarkston of Canton, IL; three brothers: Bobby Hohimer of Evansville, IN, Billy Reay and Chuch Reay of Waldron, AR; two sisters: Tina Hunt of Pekin, IL, Artie Stokes of Leadwood, MO and a very special friend Rick Karr of Norman, AR. She is preceded in death by her father Arthur Reay. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
24 March 2010
HILDA REDFERRIN

Hilda Redferrin, 72, of Hartford, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at her home. Hilda was born September 1, 1937, in Dekoven, KY to the late Rufus and Goldie (Powell) Denny. She was of the Assembly of God faith, and retired from the Job Corps as a cook. Hilda is survived by comp. Noah Mitchum of the home; two daughters, Theresa Robison and husband Phil of Hartford, AR, Desiree Campbell of Morganfield, KY; three sons, Jerry, Johnny and wife Libbie, Jimmy Fowler all of Morganfield, KY; one brother, Tommy Denny of Herderson, KY; 27 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service was held Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Hartford First Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Harris officiating with interment that followed in the Hartford Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Eric and Phillip Robison, Jerry Fowler, Jimmy Fowler, Tomi Collins and Daniel Houston.

Scott County Times
2 August 2000
GLADYS REDING

Gladys M. Reding, 89, of Pleasant Valley, Iowa, formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas, died July 23, 2000 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. She was a homemaker and the widow of Alfred H. (Doc) Reding. Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, July 29, 2000 at Pine Log Church with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Booneville, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She was survived by one daughter, Sharon Moritz of Rock Island, Illinois; two sons, Donald Reding of Wichita, Kansas and Forace Reding of LeClaire, Iowa; three sisters, Wanda Lewis and Oleta Roe of Mansfield and Jewel Damron of Springdale, Arkansas; three brothers, Norman Presson of DeWitt, Iowa, Granville Presson of Fort Smith and Calvin Presson of Palm Springs, California; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
10 March 2004
RUBY REDING

Ruby Mae Reding, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, March 5, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Waldron Church of the Nazarene, former member of the American Legion & VFW. She was the widow of Theodore Reding. Funeral services were 10:00 am Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home with burial at National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, John Smoot of San Antonio, Texas and Joe H. Reding of Salem, Oregon; one brother, Bill Heavener of Waldron, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
22 July 1998
THEODORE REDING

Theodore R. "Ted" Reding, 86,of Waldron died Saturday, July 11, 1998 in a Mena hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; two sons: John D. Smoot, of San Antonio and Joe H. Reding, of Lyons, Oregon; one sister, Ruby Blythe, of Dallas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Reding served as an Army Combat Medic in W.W.II. He was 100% disabled as a result of injuries received during the South Pacific campaigns. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., American Legion, V.F.W. and the First Baptist Church of Waldron.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
CHARLES REDMON

Charles Redmon, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away July 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was retired from the Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Birtha Redmon, six children, Randy Redmon and wife Tawana, Brenda and husband Lee Hampton, Rose and husband Allen Stovall, Rickey Redmon and wife Lisa, Norma and husband Albert Stovall, Steve Redmon and wife Rachel, 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Callie (Lunsford) Redmon, one brother Robert Redmon, one daughter Joyce Redmon, two grandchildren, Daniel Stovall and Kenny Hampton. Visitation was Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Rainey Cemetery in Roland, Arkansas with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Eric Redmon, Todd Redmon, Travis Stovall, Robert Strickley, Mike Gunter and Justin Redmon. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Hampton and Chad Hampton.

Scott County Times
25 February 2004
BLAINE REED

Waldron--George Blaine Reed, 38, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, February 21, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a maintenance worker for Tyson Foods. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at Martin Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his parents, J.C. and Juanita Reed of Waldron; two sisters, Dawn Barnett and Vera Owens, both of Waldron; two nephews, Josh Barnett and Jonathan McMillen both of Waldron and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were Terry Nix, Raymond Watson, George "Wally" Reed, John Charles Nelson, David "Bucky" Sparks and James Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Holland, Brad Evans, Vince Johnson and Harold Johnson.

The Waldron News
29 September 2004
CLEAT REED

Cleat "Rodel" Reed, 70, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 in a local hospital. He was born April 29, 1934 in Cedar Creek. He was a retired auto technician and a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; three sons, Roger Reed of Phoenix, Rodney and Randy Reed both of Fort Smith; a step-daughter, Barbara Matlock of Van Buren; two step-sons, Jerry Matlock of Spiro and Jimmy Matlock of Hackett; a brother, John Reed of Waldron; four grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jacob and Joseph Maden, Virgil Smith, James Wortham and Charles and Kevin Hamilton.

The Waldron News
21 May 2008
GAYLON REED

Gaylon Reed, 56, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in an Oklahoma City nursing home. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Phyllis Reed; one daughter, Angie Roughley and husband Brandon of Choctaw, OK; one son, David Gardner and wife Angie of Waldron,AR; grandchildren, Zane Roughley of Choctaw, OK, Taylor Gardner of Harrah, OK and Kaley Bowers of Waldron, AR; two brothers, George Reed of Waldron, AR and Myron Reed of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe David Reed. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Noral Stamps, Bradley Stamps, Jamie Shaddon, Jeff Cabe and Jim Hanna.

The Waldron News
14 January 1998
JIMMY RAY REED

Jimmy Ray Reed, 57, of Mansfield died Monday, January 12, 1998 in a local hospital. He was a factory worker for Universal Packaging. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one son, Brian Reed, of Washington State; one sister, Nell Holland, of Mansfield; three brothers: John Reed and J.C. Reed, of Waldron and Robert Reed, of Griffin, Georgia. Pallbearers will be Danny Gabbard, Benny Smith, Byron Richard Corley, David Wellch, Tim Herring. Honorary pallbearer will be David Satterfield.

The Waldron News
29 April 1998
JOHN WESLEY REED

John Wesley Reed, 70, of Blue Ball died Saturday, April 25 in his home. He was a retired furniture factory worker, a veteran of the Korean War, and a Baptist. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27,1998 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of the home; one daughter, Vonda Hunt, of Waldron; two sons: Johnny Dwayne Reed, of Fayetteville and Michael Dean Reed, of Lavaca; one sister, Nell Holland, of Mansfield; two brothers: Robert Reed, of Griffin, Georgia and J.C. Reed, of Waldron; nine grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
2 April 2014
JUANITA REED

Juanita Reed of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born April 2, 1944 to George Blaine Johnson and Vera Esther (Hull) Johnson in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita was 69 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Juanita was a devoted Christian. She was true to her beliefs and loved reading the Bible and studying God's word. Juanita married the love of her life JC "Jake" Reed in 1962. She worked for a while and then she had the opportunity to be a homemaker. She loved working in the yard whether it was flowers or the vegetable garden. Anytime of the year she could be found planting something. Juanita was always willing and ready to show anyone her newst plant or flower or the newest color she had. In fact, Juanita was serving as Treasurer of the Waldron Garden Club and was a member of Fort Smith African Violet Society. She enjoyed sewing, yard saling and visiting with friends and family. Juanita was known as a faithful and honest wife, mother, granny and friend. She would help anyone and had helped take care of other people who were in need. She was a loving and kind person. Juanita leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, JC "Jake" Reed of the home, two daughters: Dawn Colvin and husband Jimmy of Mansfield, Arkansas and Vera Owens and husband Kirk of Mansfield, Arkansas. Juanita will also be missed by two sisters, Nancy Gilbert of South Carolina and Delores Kepner of South Carolina and five brothers: Harold Johnson & wife Ronnah of Waldron, Arkansas, Alvin Johnson, Clyde Johnson, Joe Timmons and Ronny Timmons of South Carolina. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Josh Barnett, Kristen Oliver, Mikaela Colvin, Alyssa Colvin and James Colvin and one great grandchild, Keyton Oliver. Juanita will be missed by all that knew her and those whose lives were impacted by her including many nieces, nephews and extended family of friends and loved ones. Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, George and Vera Johnson, one sister, Sue Meyers, one son, George Blaine Reed and grandson, Johnathan McMillen. Juanita's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita's pallbearers will be Brian Jones, Austin Jones, Kirk Owens, Jimmy Colvin, Robert Handley and Brody Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wilmoth, Ronnie Nelson, Paul Holland, Harold Johnson and Josh Barnett. Juanita's visitation will be Monday, March 31, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Juanita's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
11 June 2003
LINDA REED

Linda G. Smiley Reed, loving sister, mother, daughter, wife and friend passed over on Monday, June 2, 2003; she was 38. Linda was a registered nurse at Crawford County Memorial Hospital and previously worked at the Sparks Intensive Care Unit. She was an ICU specialist who obtained her degrees from Carl Albert Jr. College in 1999. Linda served twelve years in the United States Army Reserve and was recently commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. Linda loved people, loved her work, and found joy and satisfaction in serving others. She was much appreciated by her patients who frequently wrote her notes of thanks and gratitude. She had an energetic love of life and gave generously to those aroundher, both materially and emotionally. She was truly loved and cherished and will be missed by all. Memorial contributions for her three surviving children may be made to the Linda Reed Memorial Fund, Account #0477-341-1-11, at the Bank of Waldron, Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 6 at the Martin Funeral Home with burial at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron and arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Stewart; two daughters, Lauren Jo Smiley of Ratcliff and Erika Rane Owen of Ft. Smith; one son, Elijah James Reed of Ratcliff; her parents, Bill and Jo Ann Jones Dedman of Waldron; five sisters, Lisa Ray Smiley of Barling, Victoria Ramsey of Van Buren, Janece Hampton and Sandra Unangst both of Ft. Smith, and Deonne Tristan of Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, Alan Smiley of Caracas, Venezuela, Aaron Smiley of Mechaniesville, MD and Jason Hampton of Ft. Smith.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
MYRTLE REED

Myrtle Leola (Lunsford) Reed, age 81 of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 16, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two sons, Charles Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas and Vernon Lunsford of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister Lillie Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Lunsford and Hurber Reed, and one grandson Pacer Lunsford. Serving as pallbearers were Rick Powell, Kenny Allen, James Montgomery, Kenneth Johnson, Tom Wagner, Larry Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Gossett, Doug Gossett and Brandon Houston.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
ODESSA MARIE REED

Odessa Marie Reed, 68, of Waldron died Oct. 5, 1998 in her home. She was a retired waitress. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, fishing, bowling and spending time with her grand children & great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Willene Tellez. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m., Oct. 9, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is to be at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Hubert; two daughters, Gerri Lewis of Blanco, Texas and Linda Thornburg of Lodi, California; one son, Edward Reed of Lodi, California; her mother, Clarice Crump of Waldron; one brother, Bobby Crump of Woodbridge, California and 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are William "Shorty" Brown, Jeff Evans, J.D. Graham, Marvin Pearcy, Robert Thornburg Sr., and Glen Dale "Sparky" Sparks.

The Waldron News
3 December 2008
PHYLLIS LOUISE REED

Phyllis Louise Reed, 55, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away Monday, November 24, 2008 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter Angie Roughley and husband Brandon of Choctaw, Oklahoma, one son David Gardner and wife Angie of Waldron, Arkansas, three grandchildren, Zane Roughley of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Taylor Gardner of Harrah, Oklahoma and Kaley Bowers of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Dale Lambert and wife Elaine of Nola, Arkansas, one sister Janelle Stamps and Noral of Waldron, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by father Charles Branham, mother Loise Brazell and husband Gaylon Reed. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lewis Lambert, Brad Stamps, Noral Stamps, Eddie Haskins, George Reed, and Gary Roughley. Honorary pallbearer was Jeff Cabe.

The Waldron News
13 October 2010
RUBY REED

Ruby Reed, 77, of Danville, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in the Waldron Nursing Center. Ruby is survived by two sons Johnny Reed and wife Belle of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Michael Reed and wife Sharon of Lavaca, Arkansas; one daughter Vonda Hunt and husband Billy of Danville, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Smith of Mena, Arkansas, Floyd Smith of Waldron, Arkansas and several nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by husband John W. Reed and her parents, David and Permellie Smith. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Square Rock Cemetery with interment to follow. Services are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
31 March 1999
THOMAS ANDREW REED

Thomas Andrew Reed, 64, of Waldron, died Friday, March 26, 1999 in his home. He was retired Chief Petty Officer for U.S. Navy, a member of Waldron Church of Christ, a veteran of Korean Conflict and Vietnam, and a former resident of Rockdale, Tex. He was the son of Arthur and Irene Reed. Funeral service was at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 30 in Waldron Church of Christ with burial at 2:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Survivors include two sisters: Ruth Davis, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Cleo Ashby, of Georgetown, Tex; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Tommy Williams, Robert Wagner, Norel Stamps, Brad Stamps, Sam James and Rick Metcalf. Honorary pallbearer was Paul Jenkins and Emery Crump. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
4 March 1998
VIRGINIA DARLENE REED

Virginia Darlene Reed, 39, of Waldron, died Saturday, February 28, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Survivors include two daughters: Lisa Elizabeth Plowman, of Dierks and Amanda Ingles, of Nola; one son, John Troy Pritchard, of Waldron; one sister, Patricia Thomas, of Duncan, Oklahoma; one brother, Lindell Byford, of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
7 March 2001
WILLIAM REED

William Hubert Reed, 81, of Waldron died February 24, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired cannery worker, he attended Lamb Baptist Church and his hobbies were hunting, fishing and gardening and he was preceded in death by one daughter, Willene Tellez. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 2 pm at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Reed of the home; two daughters, Gerri Lewis of Lodi, California and Linda Holden of Lodi, California; one son, Ed Reed of Lodi, California; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert Thornburg, Billy Lunsford, Charles Lunsford, Buddy Helton, Jerry Lasiter and Darrin Milligan.

The Waldron News
23 May 2012
MARION HACKETT REEVES

Marion Hackett Reeves, 74, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Marion was born on July 26, 1937 in New York City to John and Julia Hackett. Marion worked as a teacher and a Quality Control Manager for Tyson Foods until her retirement in 2000. She loved to work at the Jacksonville Public Library, grow flowers, travel and spend time with her family. Marion was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Marion is survived by three sons, George Williams of Winesberg, Ohio, David Williams of Harvey, Arkansas and John Williams of Russellville, Arkansas; three daughters, Robin Reeves of Jacksonville, Florida, Dimity Beran of Witcherville, Arkansas and Karyn Lane of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Marion is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her children were blessed to have such a wonderful mother and will miss her forever. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 June 2013
VIVIAN SUE REIMER

Vivian Sue Reimer, the daughter of George and Edith Bias, was born September 20, 1947 and departed from this life on May 31, 2013 in Y City, Arkansas at the age of 65 years, eight months, 11 days. Vivian grew up in the Woodall community, close to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She attended Woodall and Tahlequah schools. Vivian lived and worked in California and Houston, Texas. In Texas, Vivan took art classes and became an accomplished painter. After marrying and divorcing, she became best friends with Regina Kay Shearn and they decided to leave the hustle and bustle of big city life in Houston to reside in the peaceful community of Y City, Arkansas. There she set up her "Red Barn" and sold antiques and statuaries. Vivian always had a love for dogs. She began breeding and selling Yorkies and had kennels set up on their place at Y City. Her favorite dog was a beautiful red headed Yorkie named "Delilah." Vivian readily stated her love for the Lord and her desire to be with Him and her beloved Mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Joe V., Dallas and Dennis Bias; her sisters: Joyce Strong and Wynona Rose. Vivian is survived by her brother George Bias and sister-in-law, Martha D. Bias; her two nieces she called her kids, Jan Stephens and Rita Bias; her nieces: Wynona Hayes, Wanda Otte, Iris Kay Rose and Marie Rose; nephews: Roger Strong, Billy Ray Waldon, Dwayne Rose, Rick Rose and David Lee; spouses of her nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at Hart Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The family of Vivian Sue Reimer invites you to come by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas on Friday, June 14, 2013 for a meet and greet memorial from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The family would like to meet their friends and acquaintances who shared their lives in Y City, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disaster Relief Fund at Community National Bank.

Scott County Times
3 July 2002
JACK JASON REMER

Danville--Funeral services for Jack Jason Remer, 68, of Danville were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 2 pm at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed at Egypt Cemetery at Blue Ball under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Remer died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at his home in Danville. He was a farmer, rancher and cabinet builder, member of Egypt Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and adult Sunday School teacher. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was preceded in death by his father, Donald Remer and a son, Adam Remer. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Jason Remer of Fairfax, Virginia and Aaron Remer of Russellville; his mother, Millie Remer of Danville; two sisters, Donna Jane Stewart of Kansas City, Missouri and Grethen Gay of Olatha, Kansas; and twenty grandchildren. Pallbearers were Glenda Vaughn, Becky Wilkins, Patricia Millard, Lisa Fowler, Sheila Millard and Shell Solley. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Leeper, Chuck Pickett, Roy Wilkins, Lonnie Apple, Shane Millard, Jackie Allen, Terry Solley and Stacy Fowler.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
JACOB LUCAS REMER

Jacob Lucas Remer, age 23, of Dardanelle died Friday, May 24, 2013. He was born December 31, 1989 at Russellville to Charles Aaron and Heidi Marie Joiner Remer. He was a 2008 graduate of Dardanelle High School. He loved his family, the ocean, was a loyal friend and a loving and attentive uncle. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Jason Remer. Survivors include his parents, Aaron and Heidi Remer of Harkey's Valley; two sisters, Mariana Remer of Alaska and Erin Raymond and husband Anthoney of Missoui; two nephews, Blayze and Tyler and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Russellville First Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Remer officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle.

Scott County Times
6 August 2003
MILLIE JANE MATTOX REMER

Danville--Millie Jane Mattox Remer slipped the bonds of this earth on August 3, 2003. She was born in Burlington, Kansas to Jason and Lora Mattox on December 7, 1904, the only girl among five siblings. After several years in college, she taught all ages in Otumwa, Kansas one room school, riding her horse for transportation. Millie met Daniel Remer at his brother Milton's farm near Burlington, Kansas. Married in 1927 they owned the only store at Sharp, Kansas. Three children were born there to the union. The store burned during the 30's depression and the family moved to El Dorado Springs, Missouri in 1935. Donald owned a Marshalls Auto Supply store, served on the city council and both were active in the community. Millie was teacher and superintendent of the Christian Church. They moved to Sedalia, Missouri in the late 50's. There Millie taught in a handicapped school for several years. Deciding to retire in Blue Ball, Arkansas, they bought four acres adjoining their son's land. Don and Jack designed and helped build their two story "log cabin." Millie and Don became very active in the AARP, Senior Citizens, Eastern Star and Masonic chapters. For several years she wrote a "memories" column for the local paper called "From These Hills." Her husband, Donald, passed over in August 1994. Millie spent her last years in Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son Jack Jason; grandson, Thomas Adam; and great granddaughter Windy. Surviving are her daughters, Gretchen Demby of Olathe, Kansas, Donna Jane Stewart of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Joan Remer; five grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She leaves a great gift of love, compassion and community service to all who would walk in her shoes. Beloved Mother. Visitation will be at Martin's Funeral Home in Waldron, Thursday, August 7, 2003 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 8, 2003 at 11 am at Little Egypt Church in Blue Ball, Arkansas. Interment at Little Egypt Cemetery.

The Waldron News
27 January 1999
THOMAS ADAM REMER

Thomas Adam Remer, 34, of Blue Ball, Arkansas died Jan. 16 in his home. He was a commercial pilot, a member of the Aircraft Owners Association, a member of the National Rifle Association and attended the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Jan. 21, at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He was survived by the mother of his children, Linda Remer; five daughters, Marilyn Joan Remer, Charlie Michelle Remer, Millie Jane Remer, Windy Lyn Remer, April Dawn Remer all of Harrison, Arkansas; two sons, Donald Jack Remer and Michael Blaine Remer both of Harrison, Arkansas; parents, Jack and Joan Remer of Blue Ball, Arkansas; one sister, Ora Jane Meredith of Harrison, Arkansas; two brothers, Sherman Jason Remer and Charles Aaron Remer both of Russellville, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Lonnie Apple, Bradley Apple, Roy Wilkens, Terry Owens, Allen James and Virgil Wilkins. Viewing was from 2 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20, and Honorary pallbearer was Cledis Fowler.

The Waldron News
12 September 2001
WINDY LYNN REMER

Windy Lynn Remer, age 9 of Danville, died Friday, August 30, 2001. Windy was born June 26, 1992 in Russellville, Arkansas. She was a student at S.C. Tucker Elementary School in Danville and attended the First Baptist Church in Danville. She was preceded in death by her father, Adam Remer and grandparents, Myrle and Blaine Reece. Survivors are her mother, Linda Reece Remer; two brothers, Donald Jack Remer and Michael Blaine Remer; four sisters, April Dawn Remer, Millie Jane Remer, Marilyn Joan Remer and Charlie Mechelle Remer all of Danville; grandparents, Jack and Joan Remer of Blue Ball and great-grandmother, Millie Remer of Danville. Services were Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Danville, with Rev. Delton Beall officiating. Interment was in Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Donald Remer, Aaron Remer, Terry Solley, Rick Milsap, Eric Wilkins and Joe Hissom.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
GERALDINE REPASS

Geraldine Repass, 87, of Huntington, AR died Thursday, May 31, 2007 in a nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce. Funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Westside Pentecostal Church with burial at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by one brother, Billy McGinthia of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Philip McGinthia, Jim McGinthia, Bobby Elmore, Ronnie Elmore, Donnie Elmore and Kenney Noblitt.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
JULIA LOIS FRIDAY RETTMANN

Julia Lois Friday Rettmann, age 70, a resident of Dierks, AR died Sunday, June 3, 2007 in the Dierks Health and Rehab Center. She was born August 18, 1936 in Lockesburg, AR to Elon and Fannie Cannon Friday. Julia was a retired librarian, a member of the D.A.R. and a Baptist. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Rettmann, Jr. in 2000. Julia is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Karen Rettmann of Waldron; two daughrers and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dusty Currey of Gurdon, and Angie and Jeff Tipton of Dierks; four sisters, Elverna Sykes, Illene Snow and Velma Owens, of Lockesburg, and Sharon Davis of Dierks; a brother, Ron Friday; seven grandchildren, Darren suitor, Dustin Suitor, Lindsey Rettmann, Cameron Coston, Kyle Currey, Jaron Tipton and Calan Tipton; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Suitor and Cecelia Suitor. Funeral services for Mrs. Rettmann were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 in the First Baptist Church of Lockesburg with Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of the Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. Central Arkansas Chapter, 411 S. Victory, Suite 202, Little Rock, AR 72201.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
BARBARA CATHERINE REYMAN

Barbara Catherine Reyman, 72, of Gastonia, North Carolina, previously of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Sept. 16, 2010. Barbara was born Dec. 5, 1937 in New York, New York, to the late Frank and Catherine Senello. Survived by her husband Bernard Cornelius Reyman, one brother, Frank Senello, six children, son Richard and wife Joanne of Raleigh, N.C., son Phillip of Levittown, N.Y., son Paul and wife Cathy of Suffolk, VA, daughter Debra Crocitto and husband Nick of Levittown, N.Y., son Peter and wife Jacquelyn of Waldron, AR, and son Bernard and wife Alicia of Gastonia, NC, 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral mass to be held at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church this Friday, Nov. 26th at 6 p.m.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
BERNARD CORNELIUS REYMAN

Bernard Cornelius Reyman, 75, of Gastonia, North Carolina, previously of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this life Oct. 20, 2010. Bernard was born Jan. 6, 1935 in Queens, New York, to the late Bernard and Theresa Reyman. Preceded in death by wife Barbara Catherine Reyman. Survived by one sister, Kathy Sabatto of New York, six children; son Richard and wife Joanne of Raleigh, N.C., son Phillip of Levittown, N.Y., son Paul and wife Cathy of Suffolk, VA, daughter Debra Crocitto and husband Nick of Levittown, N.Y., son Peter and wife Jacqueline of Waldron, AR, and son Bernard and wife Alicia of Gastonia, NC; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral mass to be held at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church this Friday, Nov. 26th at 6 p.m.

The Waldron News
2 July 2008
JENELL REYNOLDS

Jenell "Hale" Reynolds, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was retired from Home Health Care, and attended the Chant Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Doyle Reynolds; son Brian Reynolds of Kittitas, Washington; 2 daughters Marsha Howell of Waldron and Jan Hunt and husband Sid of Waldron; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with interment at the Duncan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Brown, Travis Burdess, kelly Crenshaw, Randell Hale, Bill Hays and John Smoot. Honorary pallbearers were Don Hale, Jim Hunt, Joel Howell, Kenneth Howell, Butch Morgan, Mel Keener and Stacy Fowler.

The Waldron News
21 February 2001
FRANCES LEE RHOADES

Frances Lee Rhoades, 71, of Gravelly, Arkansas died Sunday, February 18, 2001 in Hot Springs. She was a farmer and a member of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rush & Tommye Rhoads, and a brother, George Rhoades. She was a member of Gravelly Chapter of Eastern Star. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21 at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. Eastern Star Graveside Service will be at Young Gravelly Cemetery in Gravelly, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by several cousins. Pallbearers are Bill Hogue, Joe Hogue, Bobby Rhoades, Aaron Rhoades, Wayne Rhoades and Harry Wayne Rhoades.

The Waldron News
23 April 2008
JUNIOR HARRISON RHOADES

Junior Harrison Rhoades, age 78, of Bluffton, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at his home. He was born December 3, 1929 at Young Gravelly, Arkansas to the late George Harrison and Louise Stone Rhoades. He was a retired pipefitter for Alcoa, a farmer, and attended Nola Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Mae Magness Rhoades, brother, George Herman Rhoades and sister, Clarice Kendricks. Survivors include wife, Alice Friend Rhoades; sons and daughters-in-law, Harrison and Judy Rhoades of Benton, Wayne and Susan Rhoades of Gravelly, Jim and Loria Rhoades of Havana, Charles and Dee Rhoades of Benton; daughter, Linda K. Rhoades of Benton; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Nina Bird of Wichita, Kansas; step- sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Beverly Brothers of Dardanelle, Floyd and Jeffiner Brothers of Casa, Leroy Friend of Mena; step-daughter, Barbara Sue Friend of Mena; four step-grandchildren and three step-great- grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at Nola Church of Christ with Mack Parks officiating. Burial was at Young Gravelly Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Strong, Harry Rhoades, Jr., Jay Rhoades, Jimmy Rhoades, Jr., Kelly Hill and Ron Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers included Austin, Billy Wayne and Connor. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
17 December 2008
MARY RHOADES

Mary Rhoades, age 80, of Gravelly died Friday, December 11, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born February 15, 1928 in Nola, Arkansas to the late Ben & Eloise Joslin Morehead. She was a homemaker, poultry farmer, and a member of Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Willa Dean James, infant sister Jewell Dean Morehead and nephew Roy Syler. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, B.W. Rhoades; son & daughter-in-law, Ray & Charlotte Rhoades of Nola; daughter & son-in-law, Vickie & Jim Roberson of Bluffton; grandchildren, Shaun & Tonia Rhoades of Harvey, Brooke Strunk of Waldron; great grandchildren, Makenzie & Kacey Strunk, Randa Rhoades, one more great-grandson to be here in March; nephew Roscoe Wagner of Mt. Pine, AR; and a host of family & friends. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, at Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly with Rev. Dan Oslin officiating. Burial was at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly. Pallbearers were Tommy Vanover, Allen Austin, J.A. Hunnicutt, Shaun Rhoades, Jim Roberson, Roscoe Wagner, Bradley Pickens and J.B. Wagner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
17 February 1999
QUINN McCRAW RHOADS

Quinn McCraw Rhoads, 89, of Waldron died Feb. 9 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church and a honorary member of the Goddard United Methodist Women of Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was the widow of Silas Rhoads. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter and son in law, Doris Jean and Hilton Beaty of Fort Smith; one step daughter, Lucille Stoneberger of Waldron; one son and daughter in law, Donald and Kay Rhoads of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Treva Lacefield of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wanda Jo Holbert of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Fuell McCraw of Parks, John McCraw of Parks; five grandchildren, Marian Conrad of Fort Smith, Leah Cheek of Plano, Texas, Lawrence Beaty of Atlanta, Georgia, Lance Beaty of Fort Smith, David Rhoads of Plano, Texas; two step grandsons, Allan Stoneberger of Gallipolis, Ohio and Joshua Ellis of Plano, Texas; 14 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lawrence, Lance and Chris Beaty, David Rhoads, Josh Ellis, Allan Stoneberger, Dan Cheek and Patrick Conrad. Viewing was from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
25 August 1999
EDNA JEWEL HALL RHODES

Mrs. Edna Jewel Hall Rhodes, age 90, a resident of Parks, Arkansas died on Sunday, August 22, 1999 in Parks, Arkansas. She was born April 2, 1909 in Texas, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Rhodes on March 8, 1976 and one son, Clarence Kindell Rhodes on December 27, 1989. She is survived by two daughters, Nell Sides of Parks, Arkansas and Patsy Rhodes of Belleville, Wisconsin; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral service for Mrs. Rhodes will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Raymond Leard officiating. Burial will follow in the Redmen Cemetery.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
CHLOE NELLIE RHYNE

Chloe Nellie Rhyne, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Chloe was born in Cauthron, Arkansas on September 16, 1915, the daughter of the late Lee Ross and Mattie (Page) Kirk. She was a member of the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene and retired from Tyson Foods. Chloe is survived by a daughter, Paulette Rhyne Goble and husband Charlie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three sons, Danny Rhyne and wife Linda of Waldron, Arkansas, Kirk Rhyne and wife Terry of Fresno, Ohio, Mitch Rhyne and wife Donna of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and one daughter-in-law (widow of James Lee Rhne) Dora Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas. Chloe is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed Rhyne, one son, James Lee Rhyne and one great granddaughter. Chloe's funeral service was at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th, with Rev. Marvin Frederick officiating with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Steve Rhyne, Rhyne Goble, Kenny Johnston, Ronnie Rhyne, Pete Powell and Bennie Newberry.

The Waldron News
2 July 2008
JAMES LEE RHYNE

James Lee Rhyne, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away June 26, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was retired Military and a member of the Waldron Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife Dora Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother Chloe Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas; 3 brothers Danny and wife Linda Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas, Kirk and wife Terry of Fresno, Ohio, Mitch and wife Donna Donna of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1 sister Paulette Goble and husband Charlie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 5 children, Kathy and huband Kenny Johnston of Waldron, Arkansas, Teryl and Fred Jackson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Jim and Angie Rhyne of Richland, Washington, Clint and Jennifer Massey of Bentonville, Arkansas, Robert and Kate Massey of Austin, Texas; 8 grandchildren, La Shae Johnston, Julie Johnston, Courtney Rhyne, Megan Rhyne, Jenna Rhyne, Robert Massey, Cadence Massey, Caleb Massey; 1 great grandchild, Lane Tallmadge. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Waldron Nazarene Church with interment at the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Pete Powell, Kenny Johnston, Eric Brigance, Clint Massey, Sammy Hudson, Rhyne Goble and Robert Massey.

Scott County Times
2 May 2001
MERLE RHYNE

Merle Rhyne, 94, of Waldron died Friday, April 27, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, April 30, 2001 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial following at Pleasant Grove #3 in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bob Ammons, Steven Rhyne, Danny Rhyne, James Rhyne, Benny Newberry, Tim Maxell and Mark Oliver.

Scott County Times
9 August 2000
STELLA RUTH RHYNE

Stella Ruth Rhyne, 79, of Seneca, Kansas, formerly of Waldron died Sunday, August 6, 2000 in Seneca. She was a homemaker and the widow of Hoyle Rhyne, Jr. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. She was survived by one daughter, Sharon Bredemeter from Seneca, Kansas; two sisters, Rubylea Wright of Danville, Arkansas and Lucille Moore of Ardmore, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Kevin Caskey of Seneca, Kansas and Jonna Simmons of Lawrence, Kansas and two great-grandchildren, Brett and Kamerin.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
CHESTER A. RICE

Chester A. Rice, 79, of Lee's Summit, Missouri died on Monday, March 8, 1999 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Rice was born on September 23, 1919 in Waldron. He was a member of the Baptist Chuch. In 1971 he was the Worshipful Master of the Kaw Lodge #272 of Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Fairy Rice; one son, Chet Rice, of Kansas City, Missouri; five daughters: Mary Ann Lococo and Nancie Spears, both of Independence, Missouri, Linda Stewart, of Rogers, Brenda Cundiff and Renee Juhn, both of Lee's Summit, Missouri; one sister, Vesta Taylor, of Shawnee, Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Western Missouri, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, Missouri was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
24 December 2003
HAROLD B. RICE

Waldron--Graveside services for Harold B. Rice, 70, of Waldron, were held Monday, December 22, 2003 at 2 pm at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Rice died Thursday, December 18, 2003 at his home. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Shaffer of Waldorf, Maryland and Carol Blackhurst of Orlando, Flora; one son, Richard Rice of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one brother, Carl Rice of Waldron; and eight grandchildren.

Scott County Times
4 June 2003
HAZEL RICE

Hazel Dean Rice, born to Henry and Minnie Payne Taff September 25, 1906, left this world to join her loved ones in Heaven on May 24, 2003. She was born in Scott County and lived in the Birdsview community all her life. In 1924, she married Claud Theodore "Jimmie" Rice and they celebrated 69 years together until his death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Claudean, in 1944 and son-in-law, Udell Harris in 1980. Hazel (Mamaw) loved her family, she loved her church and she loved life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and displayed this through her unconditional love, kindness, support and warm hugs. There was always a kind word with gentleness beyond description. There was strength beneath her softness that surpassed even our imagination. To have lived more than 96 years, experienced war, depressions, arising to adult responsibilities in her youth by helping her family and neighbors, raising a family and working the farm was great accomplishment. Then, being able to continue to live at home until her very recent illness is nothing short of miraculous strength. She leaves a son and his wife, Ray and Vestal Rice of Waldron, a daughter, Roberta Harris of Ft. Smith. Six grandchildren include Ralph Rice of Houston, Texas; Sherry Plummer of Waldron; Christy Rogers of Benton; Daren Johnson of Plano, Texas; Bobby Harris of Prairie Grove; Becky Harris of Ft. Smith; and grandson in spirit, her neighbor, Scott Clemons. Great-grandchildren and great-great are Jennifer London and daughter Hannah of Searcy; Tracie Mathis and daughter Lauren of Greenwood; Jon Plummer and children Cayla and Seth of Russellville; Haley Rogers of Russellville; Brian Taylor and children Jordan and Lauren of Russellville; Audra and Shannon Harris of Prairie Grove; and Anna and Sarah Johnson of Plano, Texas. She also has two nieces and two nephews. Services were held at the Birdsview Methodist Church near Waldron Tuesday, May 27th at 10:30 a.m. with interment following, and the Rev. Pat Biggs officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Rice, Ronnie Plummer, Brian Johnson, Roger Rice, Randy Hall and Scott Clemons.

The Waldron News
18 December 2002
LUCILLE LINCKS RICE

Lucille Lincks Rice, 84, of Van Buren, Arkansas departed this life on Saturday, December 14th, 2002 in a local hospital. She was born September 19, 1918 in Bates, Arkansas to William Henry and Lou Emma Sliger. She was the widow of the late George Richard Lincks, her first husband. She later remarried and was widowed by the late Charles Waylen "Si" Rice of Waldron, AR. She was a homemaker, a member of the Senior Bowling League at Midland Bowl on both teams; Blue Monday and 39'ers Plus. She was a member of Northpark Baptist Church and the LLL Club at Northpark Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, Van Buren, AR. Mrs. Rice's grandson, the Reverend Randy Miller, with the Reverend Mike Taylor assisting, conducted the service. She is survived by a daughter, Mona S. Miller of Van Buren, AR; six sons, Richard M. Lincks of Maumelle, AR, Darrell R. Lincks of Moore, OK, Carroll R. Moore of Tulsa, OK, D.J. Lincks of Van Buren, AR, Jim W. Lincks of Richardson, TX, and John H. Lincks of Broken Arrow, OK; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great grand- children also survive her. Pallbearers were her grandsons Eddie Dean Miller, Harold Gene Lincks, Mark Aaron Lincks, Danny Cox, Wesley Earl Miller, Justin Carroll Lincks, Darrell Lincks, Jr. and John Ryan Lincks. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Sorrells, Doyel Evans, Bud Rice, Kevin Hickman, Lee Jones and Kurt Matthews. Memorial contributions may be made to North- park Baptist Church, c/o 1516 North 11th Street, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956.

Scott County Times
9 April 2003
MARJORIE RICE

Marjorie Nell Rice, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, March 30, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired cafeteria worker, a seamstress, and widow of Bird T. Rice. She was preceded in death by one son, John D. Rice; two sisters, Thelma & Marie; two brothers, Tom and Jeff Perkins. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 3, with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two sons, Harold Rice and Carl Rice both of Waldron; one brother, Ray Perkins of Abbott, Arkansas; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
25 September 2002
VIVIAN RICE

Vivian O. Rice, age 61 of Austin, Texas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 19 in Austin. She was born December 26, 1940 in Waldron to the late Winston and Thelma Rice. Vivian was a paralegal for Advocacy Inc. and a Methodist. Funeral services were held at 10 am Monday, September 23 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Mollenhauer officiating. Interment was held at Birdsview Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Charles Rice, Ralph Rice, Ronnie Plummer, Robert Hill, Larry Brigance and Reggie Owens. Vivian is survived by one sister, Audean Taff of Springfield, Oregon, two brothers, Winston V. Rice of Waldron and Kelly J. Rice of Springfield, Oregon. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Rice. Other survivors include seven nieces, six nephews, several cousins and a host of friends.

The Waldron News
24 June 2009
W.R. "BUD" RICE
October 8, 1924 - June 20, 2009

W.R. "Bud" Rice, 84, of Waldron passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his home surrounded by his caring family. He was born October 8, 1924 in Waldron to the late Worth & Med (Jones) Rice. He was a Christian, member and trustee of Waldron First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Corp. Bud was founder of Rice Furniture & Appliance Store in Waldron, AR. He served 18 years as Arkansas State Representative, 1977-1995, and was elected delegate in the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was past president of Arkansas Furniture Association, formerly chairman of the board of Mercy Hospital of Scott County, board member of Chambers Bank, Waldron and Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center. Bud and his wife were active in Campers on Mission in numerous mission construction projects. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Thelma Lee Crutchfield Rice; two daughters, Jalene DeVorak and husband Jerry of DesArc, AR, Fran Chisum and husband G.L. of St. Francisville, LA; two sons, Larry Charles Rice and wife Barbara, Terry Rice and wife Jo Ann both of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Joyce Matthew of Waldron, and sister-in-law, Opal B. Cussons and husband Clayton of Webster, SD. Bud is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Deya DeVorak, Dilene Ewing and husband Steve, Marcus DeVorak and wife Susan, Julie Bles and husband Scott, Amy Spillman and husband Brian, Driston Rice, Jeremy Rice and wife Kim, Paul Rice and wife Sarah; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Si Rice, sister Charlene Brigance and grandson Jonathan Chisum. Memorials may be made to the New Center for Life Building Fund, First Baptist Church Waldron, P.O. Box 248, Waldron, AR 72958. Bud's Going Home service was held Monday, June 22, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Brown and Rev. Trey Plummer officiating with interment in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Mark DeVorak, Driston Rice, Jeremy6 Rice, Paul Rice, Brian Spillman and Steve Ewing. Honorary pallbearers were Tully Works, Warren Gassaway, Johnie Ward, Jim Currier, Neil Cherry, Clyde Hawkins, Rev. Nelson Wilhelm, Jerrel Plummer and Rice Furniture employees.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
WANDA B. RICE

Wanda B. Rice, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 21, 2007 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Methodist by faith and a homemaker. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Winston Rice of the home; one son, Roger Glenn Rice of Waldron, Arkansas; four sisters, Melba Kopf of Waldron, Arkansas; Robbie McDaniel of St. Charles, Missouri, Jewel Angel of Waldron, Arkansas, and Margaret Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas; three brothers, J.M. Kopf of Blacksburg, Virginia, Clarence Kopf of Waldron, Arkansas and Dale Kopf of Waldron, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
BETTY JEAN RICHARDSON

Betty Jean Richardson, 82, passed away on June 30, 2010. She was born on December 20, 1927 in Brush, Colorado, the daughter of Samuel Neal Sprigg and Darle Charity Thatcher. Survived by 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, 5 great- grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law and 5 nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Brush Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Herr & Dahl Mortuary, 22 Cameron Street, Brush, Colorado, on Tuesday morning of the service.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
CHARLES RICHEY

Charles Henry Richey, age 61, of Blackfork, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a Baptist and a timber worker. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. February 2, 2002 at Walnut Grove near Blackfork, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by five sisters, Celia Dehart of Howell, Oklahoma, Louise Workman of Soper, Arkansas, Jan Hunt of Blackfork, Arkansas, Pat Simmons of Little Rock, Arkansas and Betty Thaxton of El Dorado, Arkansas; one brother, Bob Richey of Wilburton, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
24 April 2002
FRANK RICHEY

Frank Monroe Richey, 103, of Waldron died Friday, April 19, 2002 in a Waldron Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and sawmill worker and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Montie Richey and four daughters. Graveside services were held at 10 am Monday, April 22, 2002 at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Robbie Richey of Boles and Ruby Phillips of Parks; 4 sons, Frank of Mena, Arkansas, Robert of Oregon, James of New Mexico and Bobby of Boles; 31 grandchildren; 63 great- grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mack Rose, Eldon Funk, Lloyd Barker, Herman Holleman, Danny Richey and Dewey Richey.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
CELIA ESTHER RICHMOND

Celia Esther Richmond, 95, of Waldron, AR died on Saturday, October 23, 1999 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at Center Point Cemetery inWilburton, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Opal Saner of Wichita, Kansas; one son, Ellis Ray McClain of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
20 June 2007
CLYDE C. RICHMOND

Clyde C. Richmond, 87, of West Memphis, Arkansas died June 9, 2007 at Willowbend Nursing Home. He was a member and elder of the Missouri St. Church of Christ, was a WWII veteran in the US Coast Guard, and president counsel at Harding University. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Missouri St. Church of Christ followed by burial at Crittendon Memorial Park in Marion, AR. He is survived by his wife, Nenia Wright Richmond of West Memphis; two sons, Allen Richmond of Bartlesville, OK and Larry Richmond of Garland, TX; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorials may be sent to Missouri St. Church of Christ in West Memphis, AR.

The Waldron News
3 February 2010
CLYDE LEON RICHMOND

Clyde Leon Richmond, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 18, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital surrounded by his loving family. Leon was born November 2, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Burl Richmond and Freddie Mae (House) Richmond. He was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ, a retired logger and hunter and fisherman. Leon is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brunetta Rose (Helton) Richmond of the home; two daughters, Sheila Dea Millard and husband Shane of Blue Ball, Arkansas, Brauna Rose Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Danny Leon Richmond and wife Kristy of Waldron, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Danny Leon Richmond II and wife Trista, Kristen Oliver and husband Aaron, Justin Richmond, Markus Richmond, Hannah Franklin, Traver Butenschoen, Jacob Amos, Chad Millard, Samuel Millard, Robert Millard; three great-grandchildren, Keylee Rose Richmond, Keyton Allen Oliver, Karmen Dea Kesterson; one sister, Rosemary James of Waldron, Arkansas; and one brother, Lanny Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Richmond. Leon's going home service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at the Greenridge community. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Leon's deer hunting and fishing buddies.

Scott County Times
6 September 2000
DORRIS RICHMOND

Dorris Jane Woods Richmond, 73, of Waldron died Thursday, August 31, 2000 in Waldron. She was the widow of Merl Richmond, a retired cafeteria worker for Waldron Public Schools, a member of the Waldron Church of Christ, a member ow Waldron VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Waldron Doll Club. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at the Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Joleen Joslin of Jackson, Tennessee; four sons, Merl Eugene Richmond of Fritch, Texas, Elvin Richmond of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Gary Dean Richmond and Marcus Edward Richmond both of Waldron; five sisters, Bonnie Becknell of Vancouver, Washington, Vetra Hutchens of Weiser, Idaho, Orphalea Matthews of Garden Grove, California, Carol Duff of Tacoma, Washington and Margaret Allen of Tacoma, Washington; three brothers, Edward Woods of Weiser, Idaho, Allen Woods of Boise, Idaho and Warren Woods of Vancouver, Washington; 12 grandchildren, Rex H. Lott, Sean A. Lott, Kent D. Lott, Katrina Mohr, Christina Renee Richmond, Elvin Merl Richmond, Jr., Trylan Richmond, David Wayne Richmond, Gary Dale Richmond, Miranda Elizabeth Richmond, Shane Marcus Richmond, Kreg Richmond, 5 step-grandchildren, Sean McLain, James McLain, Albert McLain, Cathi Joslin, and Michelle Joslin and 7 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
29 April 1998
JERRY RICHMOND

Jerry Richmond, 55, of Ogden, formerly of Waldron, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 in a Texarkana hospital. He was an army veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Jane, of the home; one daughter, Sheila Wagner, of Ogden; one sister, Jo Ann Morrison, of Waldron; two brothers: James Richmond, of Waldron and Johnny Richmond, of Glenwood; three grandchildren: Tyler Douglas, Zackary Ryan and Lauren Anette Wagner. Pallbearers were Anthony Morrison, John Richmond, Jim Huff, Bill Needham, Joe Adcock and Mike Creech. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
26 April 2006
PATRICK RICHMOND, JR.

Patrick Richmond, Jr., 75, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Van Buren. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war in the Korean conflict. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Survivors are his wfie, Joann Richmond of the home; one daughter, Teresa Henson of Greenwood; three sisters, Bonita Langley of Waldron, Verla Bullock of Waldron and Patricia Frost of North Little Rock; one half-sister, Janice Hardin of Waldron; three grandchildren, Brandy Davis, Jill Trozzi and Billy Henson; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler Trozzi, Mikayleigh Davis, Grace Davis and Brayedan Davis.

The Waldron News
5 August 2009
REBA JOANN RICHMOND

Reba JoAnn Richmond, 76, of Greenwood died Sunday, August 2 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Harvest Time Tabernackle and was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Richmond, Jr. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at McConnell Funeral HOme Chapel in Greenwood, with burial at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Teresa Henson of Greenwood; one sister, Geraldene Bonner of Texas; three grandchildren, Brandy Davis, Jill Trozzi and Billie Henson, and five great-grandchildren, Mikayleigh Davis, Isabella Davis, Brayedan Davis, Tyler Trozzi and Drayke Knight. Pallbearers were Mac Hale, Wayne Henson, Nickey Trozzi and Kelly Langley, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Davis, Dusty Robers and Tyler Trozzi.

The Waldron News
8 January 2014
RITA G. RICHMOND

Rita G. Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Rita was born January 16, 1955 to V.F. Nowlin and Kathryn (Ary) Nowlin in Poteau, Oklahoma. Rita was 58 years, 11 months and 17 days old. Rita was a member of Waldron Church of Christ in Waldron, Arkansas. Rita worked for a long time at Katherine's Diner in Heavener. When Rita met and married her love, her husband of 35 years, Lanny Richmond, she knew they would spend much of their time doing what they both loved and that was playing and listening to music. Lanny was involved in the band and she was right beside him, supporting his every move. In the last few years, she loved to be involved with the "Show Room" and she ran the concession stand. She was instrumental in keeping everyone informed of the activities scheduled for the weekend at the Show Room. Whether it was birthday celebrations to who the entertainment for the weekend was, Rita was on top of it. Not only did Rita love and support her husband, she was also extremely involved with her four boys and their families. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and going to the sporting events they were involved in. Nanna was most proud of each of her family members and the time spent with them is to be treasured always. Rita is survived by her husband, Lanny Richmond of the home, four sons: Jackie Richmond and wife Amber, Victor Richmond, Joe Richmond and wife Beverly, Landon Richmond II all of Waldron, Arkansas. Nanna will forever be missed by her seven grandchildren: Emily, Jessica, Hunter, Whitney, Molly, Landon III and Chloe. Rita is also survived by her mother, Kathryn Ary Nowlin and two sisters, Shelly and husband Jon of Edmond, Oklahoma and Shannon and husband Larry of Summerfield, Oklahoma. Rita will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including nieces, nephews, a large extended family, friends and many loved ones. Rita is preceded in death by her father, V.F. Nowlin and one daughter, Chandra Richmond. Rita's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Gray officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Rita's pallbearers were Jackie Richmond, Victor Richmond, Joe Richmond, Landon (Boogie) Richmond II, Hunter Richmond and Paul LeBleu. Honorary pallbearers were Scotty King and Moe Shores. Rita's visitation was Friday, January 3, 3014 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Rita's family received friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
10 July 2013
WILLIAM GRADY RICHMOND

William Grady Richmond of Midwest City, Oklahoma (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) passed from this life Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family. Grady was born November 5, 1936 in Waldron, Arkansas to William Granville Richmond and Edith Emma (Stafford) Richmond. Grady was 76 years, 8 months and 2 days old. Grady proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He then received his Master's Degree in Education & Physical Education with sports and coaching. Grady later retired after 20 years with the Lexington Public Schools where he coached baseball, football, basketball and track. With that many years in sports, it was no wonder that sports was not only his career but also what he enjoyed and loved to do. His wife often called his gardening, "piddling in the yard" but he did it with pride and relished the time he got to enjoy it. Grady was an avid fisherman, and he also enjoyed hunting with his buddies from "The Deer Woods." To top it all off, a man with such diverse pleasures also woul take any opportunity to listen to his relatives when they would sing and play music. Grady was a family man. He welcomed every chance to spend time with all of his children, grandchildren and great grands. Their precious visits were among his most treasured memories. Grady leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Tania (Richmond) Reeves of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; five sons, Erik Richmond and wife Lourdes of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Gary Richmond & Jolene Adams of Los Angeles, California, Mike Richmond of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Robert Richmond of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Billy Richmond and wife Brenda of Muldrow, Oklahoma. G-pa or as some would call him, "Crusty" will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Jenifer Ellis, J.R. Richmond, Michael Richmond, Jillian Richmond, Melissa Richmond, Zachary Richmond, Kyla Richmond, Caitlin Richmond, Nicole Richmond, Brandon Reeves, Matthew Richmond, Amanda Reeves, Austin Reeves, Kim-Ly Richmond and Nathaniel Richmond as well as seven great grandchildren. Grady is also survived by one sister, Doris Jean (Richmond) Wise of Texarkana, Arkansas. Grady will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of cousins, friends and loved ones who loved him dearly. Grady is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Erika (Stumps) Richmond, his "Liebchen," his parents Granville and Edith (Stafford) Richmond, and two sisters, Violet (Richmond) Fonville and Alma (Richmond) Warren. Grady's life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Grady's pallbearers will be J.R. Richmond, Zachary Richmond, Brandon Reeves, Danny (Little Dan) Richmond, Matthew Richmond and Austin Reeves. Honorary pallbearers will be Traver Butenschoen, Landon Richmond, Jackie Richmond, Rowdy Richmond, Joe Richmond, Danny Richmond Sr. and all of Grady's Deer Woods buddies. Grady's visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Grady's family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
BUD RIDDLE

Bud Riddle, age 68 of Gravelly, Arkansas died Friday, November 17, 2000. He was born January 14, 1932 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Clyde and Edith Mae Hill Riddle. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Faith Church in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He was a truck driver for Bibler's Lumber Company. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Lee Jacks. Survivors: wife of 46 years, Evalena Smith Riddle; daughter and son-in-law, Eva Genean and Terry Thompson of Russellville, Arkansas; a sister, Elsie Hunt of Rover, Arkansas; step-mother, Nell Riddle of Reserve, New Mexico; two half-brothers, Jake Riddle of Missouri and Leck Riddle of New Mexico; four half-sisters, Betty Radavillas of Reserve, New Mexico, Mary Ann Babbs of Dawson Springs, Kentucky and Lillie Laney of Luna, New Mexico and four grandchildren. Memorial service was Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 2 pm at the Methodist Church in Gravelly with Reverend Redmond Eubanks officiating. Interment was at Parks Cemetery, Gravelly, Arkansas. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Deanville, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
CLEASTON WAYNE RIDDLE

Cleason Wayne Riddle of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Cleaston was born July 17, 1954 to his parents, Ellis Rosevelt Riddle and Dorothy Mae (Thomas) Riddle in Shiloh, Arkansas. Cleaston was 57 years, 9 months and 13 days old. In 1976 Cleaston married his sweet love Sheila Edwards. Later that year both their lives changed when they were blessed with a baby girl. From that time forward Cleaston's whole life revolved around his family and showing them how much he loved and cared for each of them. Tragically in 1984 Sheila passed from this life leaving Cleaston to raise their daughter. He did just that. There was never any doubt that his grandchildren and spending time with all his family was his greatest love. When the oldest grandchild was born he was not only dad but became PowPow. He looked forward to taking his grandson for rides in the log truck with him. In his spare time he enjoyed working on old cars with his son-in-law and going hunting. Cleaston was quite the jokester. No one usually got one over on him. He always seemed to come out ahead. Cleaston also enjoyed hunting. Cleaston leaves behind to cherish his memory the love of his life, his only daughter, Alishia Deramus and husband Waylon of Waldron, Arkansas. PowPow will be forever missed by two wonderful grandchildren, McKena and Garron. Cleaston is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Riddle and one sister, Linda Dragoo both of Waldron, Arkansas, mother and father-in-law Randy & Janet Deramus of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, mother and father-in-law, Max & Louanna Smith of Waldron, Arkansas, sister-in-law Suprina Yandell and husband David of Waldron, Arkansas, brother-in-law Rick Edwards and wife Michele of Greenwood and nieces Abby Edwards and Kayla Yandell of Waldron, Arkansas as well as many other extended family and friends. Cleaston is preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Edwards Riddle, father, Ellis Riddle and one sister Gayle Riddle. Cleaston's life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Brad Selby officiating. Cremation followed. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Cleaston's visitation was Friday, May 4, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Cleaston's family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
11 December 2002
GAYLE RIDDLE

Waldron--Funeral services for Gayle Riddle, 52, of Waldron were held Monday, December 9, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery at Nella community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Ms. Riddle died Friday, December 6, 2002 in Waldron. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Living Word Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her father, Ellis Riddle and a nephew, Travis Dragoo. Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Riddle of Waldron; a son, Robert and wife Eliana Riddle of Waldron; a sister, Linda Dragoo of Waldron; a brother, Cleaston Riddle of Waldron; and three grandchildren, Josheua, Tifany and Robie. Pallbearers were Waylon Deramus, Eli Clayton, Donnie Scantling, Johnnie Scantling, Nathan Brown and Grady Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Isom and Jessie Randle.

The Waldron News
26 May 1999
ARTHUR LEON RIDENHOUR

Arthur Leon Ridenhour, 59, of Waldron, died Saturday, May 22 in Dallas, Tex. He was a poultry and cattle farmer and a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; daughter and son-in-law Dana and Mark Curtis of Waldron; daughter, Stacey Ridenhour of Van Buren; one son and daughter-in-law Greg and Jennifer Ridenhour of Freedom Community; mother, Lucille Ridenhour of Waldron; one sister, Barbara Woodard of Waldron; one brother, James Ridenhour of Waldron; three grandchildren: Lacey Ridenhour, Alec Curtis and Erin Curtis. Pallbearers were Rick Black, Glen Boggs, Bill Bethel, Delmar Schaper, Steve Hattabaugh and Cody Fuller. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Edmond Brewer, Gene Brewer, Buddy Smith, James Graham and Arnold Howard. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 February 2013
IVA MAE RIDENHOUR

Iva Mae Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, February 18, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her six children and their families that loved her dearly. Iva was 89 years, 9 months and 20 days old. She was born April 29th, 1923 in Parks, Arkansas to Delmer Jett and Tellie (Cole) Jett. Iva became a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church as a young lady and was also married at Haw Creek Baptist. She was the oldest living member of this church. She served as a teacher there in past years. Iva had a love for decorating her home and landscaping the yard. It didn't matter if she lived in an old farm house, an apartment or a nice home, she always managed to bring it to life with her ideas in decorating. She loved an orderly, clean house and it was always ready for unexpected guests. Iva spent most of her life caring for her children and doing the accounting for the livestock auction that she and Leonard ran for years. She also worked at Waldron Senior Center for several years. Iva leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Leonard Ed & Deidre Ridenhour, Jean & Jimmy Dale Solomon, Kenneth & Sherry Ridenhour, Freddie & Cheril Ridenhour all of Waldron, Arkansas, Karen & Mo Broomfield and Susan & Link Hale of Benton, Arkansas, her brothers Eugene & his wife Melba Jett of Whittier, California, Eursell Jett of Ventura, California and Clifford Jett of Fort Smith, Arkansas and her sisters Anna Beaty of Penn Valley, California and Jo Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mom & dad, Leonard Ridenhour, the father of her children, a granddaughter Donna Joyce Ridenhour, a brother and his wife Lester and Verdie Jett, two brothers-in-law, Jake Johnson and Fay Beaty. Iva's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 22nd, at the Haw Creek Baptist Church with Reverend John Elmore officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Iva's pallbearers were her grandsons, Mitch Ridenhour, Wade Ridenhour, Randy Solomon, Brad Ridenhour, Shawn Ridenhour, Chad Broomfield and Parker Hale. Honorary pallbearers were Butch Morgan, Michael Williams, Gilbert Cervenka, Jerry Beaty, Eugene Dedmon, Ronnie Johnson and Junior Newman. Iva's visitation was Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron where the family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
10 March 2004
JAMES RIDENHOUR

Waldron--Funeral services for James Lonnie Ridenhour were held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. James Lonnie Ridenhour, 58, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 1, 2004 in his home. He was a retired operations supervisor for Arkansas Valley Electric, a Vietnam veteran, life long member of the Scott County Fox, Wolf and Deer Hunters Assoc., and a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur, and two brothers, Bob and Leon Ridenhour. He is survived by two sons, Jeff and wife Lorrie Ridenhour and Leslie Ridenhour both of Waldron; mother Lucille Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Barbara and husband James Weaver of Waldron, Arkansas; two uncles, Rainey and Leonard Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and cousins; four grandchildren, Jaren, Levi, Brandi and Luke Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bob Sehorn, Hambone Slater, Tom Kluck, Ed Travis, Pop Scott and Perry Holloway. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bethel, Do Good Jones, J.D. Hattabaugh, C.J. Miller, Willie Matt Self, Chester Scott, Smiley Bill Cross, Tommy Waddle, Dick Dluck, and Dutch Creek Camp Boys.

Scott County Times
17 March 2004
JUSTIN "ROUNDER" RIDENHOUR

Justin Lee Ridenhour, 44, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, March 13, 2004 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was an employee of the U.S. Forest Service and a member of Winfield Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements were made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Amenda Beaty of Waldron; two sons, Brian Jones of Waldron and Brandon Jones of Mansfield; parents, Rainey and Dorothy Ridenhour of Waldron; one sister, Elaine Hale of Waldron; two brothers, Dan Ridenhour and Don Ridenhour both of Waldron; five grandchildren, Brook Brown, Austyn Jones, Jewelyn Beaty, Brody Jones and Bryson Jones. Pallbearers were Bill Bethel, Brad Evans, Jimmy Graham, Joe Hanna, Larry Lovett and Bob Simmons. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Johnson, Rick Jeffery, Dewayne Harris, Anthony Morrison, A.G. Morrison, Bryan Kopf, Bobby Byford, William Stearman and Danny Haga.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
LEONARD FRED RIDENHOUR
April 27, 1919 - March 14, 2009

Leonard Fred Ridenhour, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at a Waldron nursing home. Leonard was born April 27, 1919 to Decatur and Daisy (Pointer) Ridenhour in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. He spent most of his adult life in Scott County. Leonard enjoyed being with family, friends, and never lost the desire to be around people. Leonard owned and operated the livestock auction and did auctioneering for 50 years in Waldron. He served on the Scott County Farm Board and served as chairman for about 20 years. Out of all the work he did, his real passion was his Hereford Cattle business. Leonard was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Leonard is survived by three sons, Leonard Ed & wfe Deidre of Boles, AR; Kenneth & wife Sherry of Waldron, AR; Freddie & wife Cheril of Waldron, AR; three daughters Jean Solomon & husband Jim of Waldron, AR; Karen Broomfield & husband Delmo of Benton, AR and Susan Hale & husband Link of Benton, AR. Leonard is also survived by a special friend and caregiver Joanna Jamerson Rhyne. Leonard is survived by 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Leonard is preceded in death by a granddaughter Donna Joyce Ridenhour, his father Decatur and his mother Daisy (Pointer) Ridenhour; five brothers: Johnny, Ed, Art, Wade and Rainey Ridenhour and two sisters, Mae Jacobia and Martha Franklin. Leonard's funeral service will be at Haw Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 with Rev. John Elmore officiating with interment in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Randy Solomon, Mitch Ridenhour, Bradley Ridenhour, Chad Broomfield, Shawn Ridenhour, Wade Ridenhour and Parker Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard McDaniel, Neal Jester, Justin Beaty, Bill Francis, Butch Morgan, Jerry Beaty, Wayne Meeks, Eugene Dedmon, Henry Bell Thompson, Donnie Jones, Doug White, Joe Boy Brown and W.W. Dick Davis. Leonard's family will receive friends Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
LES RIDENHOUR

Waldron--Funeral services for James Ridenhour were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment at Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. James L. "Les" Ridenhour, 35, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of Winfield Baptist Church. Les was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur Ridenhour, W.B. Gatlin, Luna Bell and Hassie Whitmire and his father, James Ridenhour. His survivors include one daughter, Brandi Ridenhour of Waldron; his mother and step father, Billye Jean and Joe Thomas of Ft. Smith; one brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Lorrie Ridenhour of Waldron; his grandmother, Lucille Ridenhour of Waldron; two step-sisters, Christy Patterson of Ft. Smith and Angie Graves of Lavaca; three nephews, Jaren, Levi and Luke all of Waldron; one aunt, Barbara Weaver of Waldron; two undles, Leonard and Rainey Ridenhour, both of Waldron;and one aunt, Leah Williams of Stuttgart, Arkansas. He also had a special friend, Amber Tallmadge. Les had many cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Tom Kluck, Perry Polloway, Pop Scott, Jaren Ridenhour, Don Ridenhour and Wes Breshears. Honorary pallbearers were W.J. Jones, Do Good Jones, "Red Eyes" White, Doug Edwards and Ed Travis.

The Waldron News
16 September 2009
LUCILLE RIDENHOUR

Lucille Ridenhour, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009 in her home. She was a homemaker and a farmer. Lucille is survived by one daughter Barbara Weaver and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Merle Ridenhour of Modesto, California; one daughter-in-law Joyce Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Lucille is preceded in death by husband Arthur Ridenhour; two brothers Clyde and Robert Sprouls, one sister Mary Hoffman, three sons Leon, Bob and James Ridenhour; one granddaughter Kelli Ridenhour, and one grandson Leslie Ridenhour. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chris Ridenhour, Lee Woodard, Keith Woodard, Mark Curtis, Jeff Ridenhour and Jarren Ridenhour. Honorary Pallbearers will be Matthew Ridenhour, Alex Ridenhour, Howard Ridenhour, Levi Ridenhour, Greg Ridenhour, Alec Curtis and Tyler Ridenhour. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Duncan Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
16 January 2008
RAINEY W. RIDENHOUR

Rainey Ridenhour, 86, of Winfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. He was a retired road foreman and rancher. He was a Marine veteran. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; one daughter, Elaine Hale of Winfield, Arkansas; two sons, Don Ridenhour of Winfield, Arkansas and Dan Ridenhour of Winfield, Arkansas; one brother, Leonard Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by one son, Justin Ridenhour. Pallbearers were Kenneth Ridenhour, Freddie Ridenhour, Brad Evans, David Byford, Bryan Kopf, Joe Hanna. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Ed Ridenhour, Jimmy Dale Solomon, Bill Bethel, Bill Dedmon, Jerry Parker, Jerry Hunsucker, Buck Byford, Jimmy Clyde Stinson.

The Waldron News
12 March 2003
GLEN A. RIDENOUR

Glen A. Ridenour, age 62, of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at his home in Belleville. Mr. Ridenour was born February 16, 1941 in Monroe, Oklahoma to the late Oscar E. and Ethel Mae Chester Ridenour. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Havanna and was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Ray Ridenour and a sister, Lola Nelson. Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Laverne Sherrill Ridenour; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Susan Ridenour of Belleville; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Kim Woodson of Belleville; three brothers, Charles Ridenour of Belleville, Bobby Ridenour of Waldron, Virgil Ridenour of Rock Island, Oklahoma; one sister, Phyllis Goines of Waldron; grandchildren, Lance Woodson, Angie Woodson, Amanda Woodson and Nathan Ridenour all of Belleville; and several nephews and nieces. Services were Friday, March 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Havana with Rev. Eddy Morton and Dr. L. Compton George officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Jason Ridenour, James Ridenour, Steven Ridenour, Phillip Ridenour, Heath Ridenour, Tim Davis, Lance Woodson and Chad Vestal.

The Waldron News
14 January 1998
FLORA LEE RILEY

Flora Lee Riley, 87, of Parks died Friday, January 9 in a local nursing home. She was a retired telephone operator and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; one niece, Bernnadyne Hawkins, of Waldron; two great nieces, Helen Ruth Hawkins, and Mandy Moore, both of Waldron. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
MARY RUTH RIMMER

Mary Ruth Rimmer, 84, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Monday, August 18, 2008 in a local nurshing home. She was a homemaker and a retired secretary, a member of Van Buren First Baptist Church and a resident of Van Buren since 1977. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2008 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, AR under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. She is survived by her husband, W.J. Rimmer of the home; two daughters, Lynnette Gore and husband Alan, both of Bartlesville, OK and Jeanie Perkins and husband Bob both of Van Buren; one son, James Rimmer and wife Jeanne both of Naperville, IL; one sister, Mildred Sherrill of Mt. pleasant, TX; 12 grandchildren, Kristen Gore Paulsmeyer, Rebekah Gore Roberts, Melinda Gore, David Gore, Hannah Gore, Sarah Gore, Whitney Perkins, Wade Perkins, Rachel Perkins, Bryan Rimmer, Lauren Rimmer and Caleb Rimmer and one great grandchild, Regan Paulsmeyer. Pallbearers were her grandsons, David Gore, Jason Paulsmeyer, Austin Roberts, Wade Perkins, Bryan Rimmer and Caleb Rimmer. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Van Buren at 1121 East Main Street, Van Buren, AR 72956.

Scott County Times
20 February 2002
HENRY RITTER

Henry Taft Ritter, 92, of Coaldale, Arkansas died Sunday, February 17, 2002 in his home. He was a farmer and attended the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by 3 sons: Sam, Freddie and Oscar Paul as well as 3 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm February 20, 2002 at Coaldale Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Lura of 74 years; three daughters, Edith and husband Alex Dill of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Lavida Klassen of Heavener, Oklahoma, and Mary Baker of Bates, Arkansas; two daughters- in law, Wanda Ritter of Plainview, Arkansas and Betty Deer of Waldron; three sons, Clifford and Nina of Coaldale, Phillip and Loumae of Dardanelle, Arkansas and Jerry and Dorothy of Ola, Arkansas; one sister, Jean Bryant of Muskogee, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; 3 step- grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; 6 step-great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 December 2009
LURA MAE RITTER

Lura Mae Ritter, 99, of Waldron passed away Monday, Dec. 14 in Waldron. Lura, a long time resident of the area, was born Oct. 20, 1910 in Tick Bush, Arkansas to Doug and Margaret (Hill) Parent. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Bates, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, H.T. (Taft) Ritter; three sons, Fred, Oscar and Sam Ritter; four grandchildren, Samuel Ritter, Michael Billings, Jerry Wayne Ritter and Gary Wayne; two great-great grandchildren, Tyler Herrington and Kylie Page; one great-great granddaughter, Wendy Page; mother and father Doug and Margaret Parent; two brothers, Omer and Otis; four sisters, Naomi, Virgie, Talitha and Helen Parent. She is survived by three daughters, Lavida Klassen of Heavener, Okla., Mary Baker of Bates and Edith Dill and husband Alex of Muskogee, Okla., three sons, Jerry Ritter and wife Dorothy of Plainview, Ark., Phillip Ritter and wife Lovie Mae of Dardanelle, Ark., and Clifford Ritter and wife Nina of Bates; one sister, Elsie Byrd of Muskogee; two brothers, Doug Parent, Jr. of Pryor, Okla. and Gerald Parent of Muskogee, Okla; 20 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 60 great-great grandchildren and eight great-great-great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and loved ones, and a host of beloved friends. Funeral service was Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Coaldale Free Will Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener, Okla. Interment was at Coaldale Cemetery in Waldron.

The Waldron News
15 December 2010
CYREL (CY) ROACH

Cyrel (Cy) Roach went to be with his heavenly father on December 7, 2010. Funeral services was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010 at Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church. Born in Waldron, Arkansas to E.L. (Bud) and Gertrude O'Nale Roach, September 15, 1923, Cy was the youngest of the family, with 2 brothers, 2 sisters and twins (a half brother and sister). He was a member of the Waldron championship football team, but it was his basketball play that impressed Bryce, one of his teammates. Once Bryce invited Cy home and introduced him to his sister Joyce, Cy was less interested in basketball. After joining the U.S. Navy in December of 1942, Cy did his basic training in Chicago at Great Lakes Naval Station, and attended radio school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Cy married Joyce in Madison before he volunteered to go overseas ahead of his unit. He served in Australia, on an island off the tip of New Guinea, and on the Island of Moritia in the Dutch East Indies. From there he went to the Phillipines and helped set up communications at Clark Field. About the time World War II ended, Cy and his shipmates survived a three-day typhoon sailing to Hamamatsu Bay, Japan, and he was discharged from the Navy in December 1945. A member of the Greatest Generation, Cy served his country three years, crossing the Pacific Ocean 4 times, a distance of over 50,000 miles. Beginning when he was 15 and then after the war and throughout his life, Cy worked with lumber and timber. He was transferred to Mt. Pleasant from Fort Worth in the fall of 1949 to establish a lumber concentration yard, and soon became involved in the operation of a lumber mill. He established Cypress Lumber Company and was co-owner for many years, retiring at the age of 62. His son Jon continues his legacy. Later after Cy mastered golf, making several holes-in-one and embarrassing his sons, he enjoyed pursuing the business of purchasing and selling tember for several years. Cy was a long-time member of Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Hiram Brown Sunday School Class. He served on various boards as well as the finance committee of the church. At the time of his death, he was an Honorary Member of the Administrative Board, and a member of the American Legion. Cy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and one of the best storytellers you could ever meet. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, who was his high school sweetheart and three children: Cindy and husband Ray Strube of Mt. Pleasant, Philip and wife Susan of Dallas, and Jon and wife Celeste of Mt. Pleasant. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Ramsey Strube of Fort Worth, Caroline Strube of Dallas, Rachel Roach of Denton and Rosanna Roach of Mt. Pleasant; three step-grandchildren: Nancy Smith, Mark Magness, and David Jamison; and five step-great-grandchildren: Sara and Laura Smith, Mathew Magness, Jack and Ava Jamison. Cy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
25 June 2014
NANCY ROACH

Nancy Roach, age 69, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, formerly of Waldron, died June 16, 2014 at her home in Blanchard. Ms. Roach was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved to spend her time with family, and she enjoyed watching college football. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Gary George Roach; son Jerry Lynn Roach; grandson Jeremy Lynn Elmore; mother Francis Lee Vines; father Bird Vines; and sister Annette Shepard. Nancy is survived by her daughter Tess Keenum and husband Mike Keenum; granddaughter Ashley Robertson and husband Philip Robertson; granddaughter Rachel Murrary and husband Adam Murray; granddaughter Samantha Saunders and husband Pete Saunders; grandson Michael Keenum; her brother Gary Richardson and wife Phyllis Richardson; brother Bert Vines and Alesia Vines; and six great-grandchildren: Parker, Paige, Ayden, Aybel, Kade and Kali. Services were held on Friday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Keenum, Michael Keenum, Philip Robertson, Pete Saunders, Mike Richardson and Ty Richardson.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
RUBY F. ROACH

Ruby Roach passed away April 11, 2010 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born August 7, 1920 in Keota, Oklahoma to Jack and Effie Brigance. She married Fred Roach on January 1, 1941. They lived in Waldron, Arkansas before moving to Toledo in the 1950's. Ruby is survived by her daughter Beverly (Paul) Laubenthal, daughter-in-law Peggy Roach, sister Stella Butler, brother Fred Brigance, four grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services were April 15, 2010 at Ansberg West Funeral Home and interment followed in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Music Therapy Program at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43609, or books and Music for Adult Day Care Center at the Alzheimers Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615.

The Waldron News
15 April 1998
THELMA MARIE ROACH

Thelma Marie Roach, 92, of Waldron died Friday, April 10, 1998 in Arlington, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilot Prairie Church. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13 in Pilot Prairie Church with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Dupree, of Tucson, Arizona; one son, Ron Roach, of Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
12 December 2001
DONNA JEAN ROBBINS

Donna Jean Robbins, 48, of Hobbs, New Mexico died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was born in Perry, Oklahoma on February 25, 1953. She was employed at Leaders for over 10 years. Her family was very important to her. She touched a lot of lives. She was preceded in death by her father, A.E. Robbins, Sr. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Trinity Free Holiness Church in Hobbs, NM officiated by Brother Gerald Anderson. Burial was in Memory Gardens. She is survived by her mother, Mildred Robbins of Hobbs, NM; three brothers, Arlie Robbins, Sr. of Sequin, Texas; Albert Robbins, Jr. of Olympia, Washington, and James Robbins of Hobbs; two sisters, Sharron Stauss of Tahlequah, OK and Peggy Black of Seminole, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Leaders, 115 Dunnam Street, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240.

The Waldron News
14 May 2008
AUDREY ROBERDS

Audrey Roberds, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 11, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended the Mt. Moriah Community Church. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Williams and husband Jerry of Waldron, AR; 2 grandsons, Eric Williams and wife Darla of Magnolia, AR, John David Williams and wife Deadrea of Ft. Smith, AR; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Roberds. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Graveside Cemetery in Pencil Bluff, AR. Pallbearers were Cole Tucker, Daniel Snyder, Richard Fisher and Kenneth Bynum.

Scott County Times
13 February 2002
CARLTON ROBERDS

Carlton Roberds, 89, of Waldron died Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service, former Mayor and city councilman of Waldron and attended the Mt. Moriah Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial following at Grenade Cemetery in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Audrey of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Jerry Williams of Waldron; one sister, Grace Lightfooot of Longview, Washington; one brother Deward Roberds of Tillamook, Oregon; 2 grandchildren, Eric Williams of Magnolia, Arkansas and John David Williams of Fort Smith, and 4 great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
30 July 2003
BETTY JO ROBERSON

Fort Smith--Betty Jo Carter Roberson, 70, of Ft. Smith died Thursday, July 24, 2003 at a local nursing home. She was born December 30, 1932 in Forester, Arkansas. Services were held at 1:00 pm on Monday at Bluff Ave. Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. She will be laid to rest next to her parents, Jodie and Lela Carter. She is survived by three daughters, Theresa Sturgeon and her husband Rick; Cathy Hester and her husband Joe and Deborah Roberson of Fort Smith; a son Larry and his wife Sheryl Roberson of Fort Smith and is preceded in death by one son, Mike Roberson. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Winters of Fort Smith and two brothers Bob Carter of Greenwood and Jerry Carter of Parks; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Chris Dukes, Ricky Sturgeon, Shawn Griffin, Yancy Hicks, Jodie Winters and Bobby Winters. The family visited with friends from 5 to 7 pm Sunday at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peachtree Hospice Program at 4300 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
5 April 2006
CARROLL ROBERSON

Carroll Roberson, age 76, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a farmer and rancher. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Lois of the home; one son, Randy and wife Deanna Roberson of Waldron, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Andrea Ridenhour, Ashli Silvey, Michael Roberson; two great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Lile and Jaden Silvey. Pallbearers were nephews, Gary Sisk, Dean Swint, Steven Halley, Bobby Hunt, David Darling and Tim Wells. Honorary pallbearers were Don Thrasher and G.W. Sisk.

Scott County Times
23 August 2000
ELSIE ROBERSON

BLUFFTON--Elsie Elizabeth Roberson, 88, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000 in a Danville nursing home. She was a member of the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, August 18, 2000 at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas under the directionof Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Defoor of Harvey, Arkansas and Mary Blackwell of Jesseville, Arkansas; two adopted daughters, Lasonia Brooks and Barbara Austin; four sons, Newt of Bluffton, Dan of Jesseville, Jim of Bluffton, and Tommy of Waldron; one brother, Bob Brown of Waldron; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
31 March 2010
VEAORA ROBERSON

Veaora Roberson, age 69, of Bluffton, AR died Tuesday, March 25, 2010. She was born December 20, 1940 in Gravelly, AR to the late Richard & Ona Moncrief Jennings. She was a member of the Jubilee Church in Waldron. Preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Ingle & Ellen McConnell; brother David ingle. Survivors include husband of 53 years Harvey "Newt" Roberson; children & spouses, Lanny Roberson of Jessieville; LaDonna and Tommy Franklin, Gretta and David Millard both of Waldron; Valerie Abernathy of Bluffton; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral service was Saturday, March 27 at Mulberry Freewill Baptist. Burial was at Parks Cemetery.

The Waldron News
23 April 2014
ELIZABETH ROBERTS

Elizabeth Roberts, 54, of Barling passed away Sunday, April 12, 2014. She was born March 21, 1960 in Redlands, CA to Dale & Eupha Thompson. Beth was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church as well as the Director of Religious Education at the Church. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, OK. She was the Membership Specialist with the Girl Scouts and also in charge of the adult leaders in Girl Scouts. She was preceded in death by her father Dale Edward Thompson. Rosary was said at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ft. Smith. The family visited with friends after the Rosary. The Memorial Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Cremation was under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Ft. Smith. She is survived by her husband John, her daughter Mary Roberts of Ft. Smith, her son William Clayton Roberts of Chicago, IL, her mother Eupha Thompson, her brother Scott Thompson and his wife Regina of Ft. Smith and her granddaughter Sylvia Louise Elam of Ft. Smith. Memorials may be sent to Christ the King Catholic Church, 1920 S. Greenwood Avenue, Ft. Smith, AR 72903.

The Waldron News
23 August 2006
CHRISTOPHER LEE ROBERTSON

Christopher Lee Robertson, 35, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 14, 2006 in his home. He was a member of the Hon Baptist Church. He was survived by his wife, Amy Robertson; one daughter, Mallorrie Renee Robertson, his parents, David and Linda Robertson and several aunts and uncles.

The Waldron News
30 March 2011 & 6 April 2011
DAVID E. ROBERTSON

David E. Robertson, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, March 27, 2011 in his home. David was born December 20, 1945 in Hon Arkansas to Enoch and Florence (Stringer) Robertson. David is survived by his wife Linda Robertson of the home; and one granddaughter, Malorrie Renee Robertson also of the home. David's memorial service will be held at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
DELORES D. ROBERTSON

Delores D. Robertson, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. Memorial service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Frances Stell of Mansfield, JoAnn Bade of Colorado Springs, CO and Candice Prather of Fort Worth, TX; one son, Warren Robertson of Wylie, TX; one sister, Lucille Inserro of Grand Prairie, TX; three brothers, James Jones of Fort Smith, AR, Bobby Jones of Springfield, MO and Douglas Jones; and six grandchildren.

The Waldron News
13 October 2004
DORIS L. "MICKEY" ROBERTSON

Doris L. "Mickey" Robertson, age 59, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2004, in Seymour, Texas. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at the Woodmen of the World Cemetery, with Rev. James Ezzell officiating. Services were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. Ms. Robertson was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Gayle King and Brenda Lynch, both of Seymour, TX; one son, Wayne Robertson of Elizabeth City, N.C; two sisters, Dorothy Baldwin of Sheridan, AR and Dale Yarberry of North Little Rock, AR; one brother, Gus Kulow of Victoria, TX and 17 grandchildren. The family asks that memorials be made to the Hospice of Wichita Fall, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
EDWIN ROBERTSON

Oklahoma--Funeral services for Edwin Gail Robertson, 74, of Lawton, Oklahoma were held Monday, February 9, 2004 at 11 am at Victory Baptist Church in Lawton. Burial, with full military honors, followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Howe, Oklahoma under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. Mr. Robertson died Friday, February 6, 2004 in Lawton. He served his country for 21 years in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Robertson. Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Threet and husband Joe of Rogers, Arkansas, Cynthia Imhauser and husband Jay of O'Fallon, Missouri, Melody Brown and husband Jess of Gans, Oklahoma and Donna Nelson and husband Aaron of Waldron; three sons, Edwin Robertson of Harve de Grace, Maryland, Steven Robertson and wife Sue of Pontiac, Michigan and Ronald Robertson and wife Kathy of Rock Island, Oklahoma; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
IRENE BYRAM ROBERTSON

Irene Byram Robertson gracefully passed away July 23, 2006 in Pinole at the age of 100 years, 9 months and six days. Irene was born in Parks, Arkansas to James and Gertrude Byram. She went to California in 1936 with her husband and three children. They made their home in Porterville and seven years later settled in Richmond. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond for over 60 years. Her life focas was on service to others. How many remember receiving hot soup, fresh bread or a tin full of cookies? We truly will never know. Her love of the Lord and her friends motivated endless energy in doing her part to help and serve others. Irene loved to cook, bake, sew and garden. She sewed most of her own dresses as well as clothing for members of her family. She made her husband's shirts, her grandaughter's dresses and her children's clothes. Never one to waste anything, many familiar fabrics are found in the numerous quilts and lap robes she also created. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bernard Robertson; by her daughters, Edna Dene Robertson and Edith Jo Olsen. She is survived by her loving son, Tilsey Buckley Robertson and his wife Patricia Robertson of Bellingham, Washington; by her six grandchildren, Susan Cammerer, Mark Bogard, Lisa Chandler, Marjorie Overmire, Alfred Olsen and William Robertson; by her 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by one sister, Ivon Bishop of Birmingham, Alabama.

The Waldron News
16 June 2004
R.C. BUCK ROBERTSON

Mr. R.C. "Buck" (Rural Capers) Robertson, 95, a long time resident of Watson, Arkansas departed this life in Watson, Arkansas on June 10, 2004. Born December 14, 1908 in Parks, Arkansas to the late Will and Jessie Whisenhunt Robertson, he was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Robertson was the widower of Nellie Spires Robertson, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Geda Robertson. Survivors are a son, Kenneth Robertson of Watson, Arkansas; and three daughters, Charlene King of Beebe, Arkansas, Billie Jean Allen of Watson, Arkansas and JoAnn Dewhitt of Little Rock, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Victory Baptist Church at Backgate, Arkansas with Rev. Larry Miller officiating, interment was at 5:00 p.m. Saturday in Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. His grandsons honored their granddaddy by serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
THELMA ROBERTSON

Thelma Faye Robertson, age 85 of Hackett died Thursday, March 31, 2005 in her home. She is survived by her husband, L.F. Robertson of the home; one son, Bill Robertson of Lake Charles, Louisiana; one brother, Meldon Roseberry of Eugene, Oregon; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Duncan Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
4 January 2012
HARVEY ROBINSON

Harvey Robinson, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at a Fort Smith hospital. Harvey is survived by his life partner Ruby Casey, one son Rick Robinson and wife Ruby of Mulberry, two daughters, Gail Jericho and husband Jerry, Carla Robinson both of Missouri; three step-children Kenneth Casey of Booneville, June Hackworth and husband Carwin, Dixie Rodriguez and husband Tony of Waldron; two sisters, Louise Cross and Irene Frisby of Benton, nine grandchildren, Dennis, Roy, Houston, Dillion, Chelsea, Corrine, Caleb, Chance, Chandler and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Robinson. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
5 August 1998
PEARL BELL ROBINSON

Pearl Bell Robinson, 90, of Waldron, died Thursday, July 30, 1998 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3 in Lamb Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one son, Ellis Robinson, of Waldron; one niece, Charlene Smith, of Fort Smith; three nephews: Kenneth Allen, of Arizona, Dan Allen, of Harvey and Frank Allen, of Mulberry. Pallbearers were C.H. Woodall, Troy Anderson, Pete Powell, Dale Kopf, Robert Zimmer and Steve Hattabaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Ridenhour, Amos Zimmer, Bob Bottoms and Dale Bottoms. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
31 December 2008
TOMMY JOE ROBINSON

Tommy Joe Robinson, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. Tommy was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptst Church, co-owner of the Leflore County Livestock Auction, was the 1981 Scott County Farm Family of the Year, a resident of Weeks for 80 years, and taught a farm training program for World War II veterans. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Bonnie Robinson; daughter and son- in-law Kathryn and Larry Free of Bates, AR; grandsons Caleb and Amy Free, Joshua and Dusty Free and Dustin and Krista Free; and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Minnie Robinson. Funeral Service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Weeks with interment in the Weeks Cemetery in Weeks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Caleb Free, Joshua Free, Daniel Free, Jeremy Rice, Paul Rice and Donnie Shadwick. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Watson, Myron Davenport, Buster Snellgroves, Tracy Treatt, Danny Shadwick, Gene Ward, Terry Rice and Pat Edwards.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
JEAN RODERICK

Jean Roderick, 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family Sunday August 21, 2011 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on December 1, 1921. She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Jefferson and Beulah Gray; her siblings, Buddy, Edna, Delia and T.J. and her two sons Gilbert Lawrence and Ken Starnes II. She is survived by her two daughters Kay Bowers (Dick) and Sally Goldberg (Frank); 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Jean graduated from Waldron High School, attneded law school in Little Rock and graduated with honors from the American Legion College. She served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and worked in intelligence during World War II. Following her military service she settled in Little Rock, Arkansas where she continued her education, worked and married and with her husband Kenneth Starnes raised her 4 children. Following the example of her parents she actively engaged in service to her church and community. Jean was a leader. She established PTAs, was a scout leader, served on the school board, taught and ministered to young people and was a leader in the Arkansas political arena working to affect public policy. Jean had a successful career later in life as a small business owner in Waldron, Arkansas before relocating to Houston to be near her family. She continued the path of service with her church in Houston, Memorial Park Ward of the LDS Church, using her wonderful gifts of teaching and managed the church library. Jean gracefully intertwined the loves of her life, her family including her large extended family, her church, nature, music and books. She introduced us to the world and broadened our horizons through her vast knowledge of the scriptures, history, literature, nature and music. Her strong, long abiding faith shaped her life, her children's lives and the lives of countless others. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27th at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with interment immediately following in Duncan Cemetery. Viewing was held Saturday, August 27th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Scott County Times
10 December 2003
CLARENCE BASIL "UNCLE BUD" RODGERS

Waldron--Clarence Basil "Uncle Bud" Rodgers, born August 2, 1910 at Mansfield, Arkansas, died Friday morning, December 5, 2003 at Waldron Mercy Hospital. He was the son of the former Laura Margaret Gibson and David Albert Rodgers. He had three brothers and two sisters, Harley Greer, Loy Lafayette and Wannie, Elsie Rodgers Moore and Irene Rodgers Cherry, all deceased. "Uncle Bud" as most people knew him lived in the Waldron Nursing Home for the past ten years or so. He grew up in and around Mansfield, Arkansas. He attended the Mountain Home Schools and the Mansfield Schools. When he was fourteen he was hit in the eye with a rock while at school and shortly after this he went blind in both eyes. In later years he attended the Little Rock School for the Blind. He has spent his entire life in the Mansfield and Waldron areas, except for several years in the former Forester, Arkansas, sawmill town, where he lived with relatives. Uncle Bud used his cane and could walk anywhere in the Mansfield and Waldron downtown areas. He knew most people just by the sound of their voices. He has helped to raise a generation of nieces and nephews. He taught them to put sugar and coffee on their biscuits. He covered their ears when it thundered. He laughed with them and comforted them in their childhood sorrows. He would take them to the drug store for cokes and ice cream and to "Barnes Store" to buy whatever they could talk him into buying. The world would be a better place if everyone had an Uncle Bud to lift them over the rough spots. He was God-sent to be a caretaker, a protector, a comforter and friend. Psalm 3:3. "But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head." He is survived by 5 nieces and 4 nephews, Frances Rodgers Dalton, Owasso, Oklahoma, Carmen Rodgers, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Cheryl Rodgers Grable, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Don Hall Rodgers, Tucson, Arizona, Sharon Cherry Newborn, Waldron, Arkansas, Neil Cherry, Waldron, Arkansas, Laura Ann Rodgers Callaway, Waldron, David Albert Rodgers, Talihina, Oklahoma, Rodgers Moore, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Carolyn Rebeca Cherry and nephews now deceased, Buddy Rodgers, Jimmy Rodgers and Mike Rodgers. Uncle Bod had many great nieces and nephews and a few great, great nieces and nephews and great, great, great nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Waldron, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, 2003 at the Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas at 10:00 am with interment at the Coop Prairie Cemetery.

The Waldron News
27 February 2002
DALE TIMOTHY RODGERS

Mr. Dale Timothy Rodgers of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 22, 2002 at his home. He was a retired local businessman and cattle rancher. He was born August 15, 1921 in Oden, Arkansas, his age being 80 years, 6 months and 7 days. Mr. Rodgers was the son of the late Robert L. Rodgers, Sr. and the late Iva Wimberly Rodgers. He was a life-long resident of Mena and served in the United States Army from 1942 - 1945. After coming back to Mena, he and his brother, Vernon, started Rodgers Dry Goods & Grocery which they later sold in 1950. In 1947 he bought the Leach-Hurlburt Lumber Company and changed the name to Dale Rodgers Lumber Co. He manufactured yellow pine lumber. He operated the mill with his brothers and father. The mill closed in 1993, and today the Wal-Mart Supercenter is located at this location. During the 1960's he also operated the Rodgers-Killian Lumber Co. in Norman, Arkansas. He was associated with and owned the majority of the Union Bank of Mena from 1957 - 1969. He later owned the First National Bank in Nashville, Arkansas from 1973 - 1978. He also owned the Bank of Waldron, Waldron, Arkansas from 1977 - 1991. He started the Northside Shopping Center with C.S. Williams in the early 1970's and later purchased Mr. Williams' interest in the shopping center. The Rodgers Family Limited Partnership still operates the shopping center. In the 1905's he entered the polled hereford cattle business, and later commercial steers and cow/calf pairs. He operated the Dale Rodgers Ranch until his death. The City of Mena and Polk County have always been very important to him, whether working to provide jobs for the community, a health care facility, a reliable natural gas source or scholarships for local students. In 1950 the Polk County Industrial Board was formed by Mr. Rodgers and several local businessmen. They were instrumental in recruiting and raising money to bring the Renovo Factory to Mena, and also U.S. Electrical Motors. In 1980 he also worked very hard to reach an agreement with Arkla Gas Co. that provided a reliable source of natural gas for Polk County. In 1977 Dale and C.S. Williams purchased and donated land for the Mena Medical Center. In recent years he and members of his family started the Dale Rodgers Family Endowed Scholarships at Rich Mountain Community College. He felt that the access to a good education was vital to a community and was very proud to be able to provide scholarships for local students. He was a long time member of the Mena School Board. He was also a past member of the Arkansas Forestry Commission having been appointed by then Governor Dale Bumpers. In 1997 he was chosen the Citizen of the Yar by the Chamber of Commerce. He is still currently a member of the Polk County Industrial Board and the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Carole Martin and husband Otis of Menta, AR, Janice Akers and husband Robert of Mena, AR, and Sharon Wimberly of Fayetteville, AR; one brother, Robert L. Rodgers, Jr., of Mena, AR; six grandchildren, Sam D. Snead of Mena, AR, Emily Akers of Senatobia, MS, Amy Phelps and husband, Chris, Fenn Kimberly, Kem Wimberly and Susand Wimberly all of Fayetteville, AR; two great-grand- children, Hollee Dale Phelps and Nicholas Robert Phelps both of Mena, AR. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred L. Hooper and a brother, Vernon Rodgers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the First United Methodist Church with Pastors Fred Hunter, Gaylon Cope, Jack Smith and Charley Wiles officiating. Interment was in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers please make donation to the Dale Rodgers Family Scholarship Fund at RMCC, the First United Methodist Church, or the Polk County Library.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
CHARLES WAYNE ROGERS

Charles Wayne Rogers, age 50, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 06, 2013. He was born December 30, 1962 in Mena, Arkansas to Mary Faye McCullah Rogers and the late Charlie "Short" Rogers Jr. Charles was a long distance truck driver by profession. He was a loving father, son, brother, nephew, uncle and a friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by son Cory Rogers of Warsaw, Indiana; daughter Kristen Rogers of Leesburg, Indiana; mother Mary Faye Rogers of Y-City, Arkansas; brother Howard Rogers and wife Linda of Y-City, Arkansas; sister Kathy Swift of Booneville, Arkansas; uncles John McCullah and wife Marlene of Marquette, Michigan, Albert Rogers and wife Sherry of Y-City, Arkansas; niece Jessica Hathaway of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; nephews, Brian Swift of Baltimore, Maryland, Brad Swift of Russellville, Arkansas; special friend, Virginia Karr of Norman, Arkansas; several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie "Short" Rogers, Jr., paternal grandparents, Granville and Cordie Rogers, maternal grandparents, Manuel and June McCullah, uncles, James, Lloyd, Floyd and Wendell McCullah. Funeral services were Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Chant Lane Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas with Brother Make Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Randall Woodard, Butch Carpenter, Brian McCullah, Johnny McCullah, Ronnie Rogers and Steve Rogers.

The Waldron News
17 April 2002
CHARLIE GRANVILLE ROGERS

Charlie Granville Rogers, age 92, of Y-City passed away Monday, April 15, 2002 in Waldron. He was born June 15, 1909 in Scott County, Arkansas to Eli Rogers and Molly Martin Rogers. He was united in marriage to Cordie Mae Blackwell. Mr. Rogers was a farmer by profession and a member of the Chant Pentecostal Church in Y-City, Arkansas. Mr. Rogers was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by sons, Charlie "Short" Rogers, Jr. of Y-City, AR and Albert Rogers of Y-City, AR; grandchildren, Kathy Swift, Ron Rogers, Howard Rogers, Sherri Taylor, Charles Wayne Rogers and Steve Rogers; 10 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren Pat Venable and Nina Freeman; 10 step-great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chant Pentecostal Church in Y-City with Brother Mike Shaddon and Brother Herman Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jimmie Rogers, Bernis Rogers, Jimmie Miner, Clarence McConnell, Vernal Singleton and Herman Singleton. Memorials may be made to the Chant Cemetery Fund.

The Waldron News
5 December 2007
CHARLIE "SHORT" ROGERS, JR.

Mr. Charlie "Short" Rogers, Jr., age 72, of Boles, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007 in Waldron. He was born June 2, 1935 in Y-City, Arkansas to the late Charlie Granville Rogers and the late Cordie Mae Blackwell Rogers. He was married to Mary Faye McCullah Rogers for 51 years. Mr. Rogers was a retired cattle and poultry farmer and helped establish the Y-City Fire Department of which he was a firefighter and board member for over 25 years. He was a perpetual member of the Western Arkansas Scottish Rites at Fort Smith, Eastern Star #253 Waldron, and a 32nd degree Mason with the Waldron Lodge #132. He was a long time member of Scott County Fox and Wolf Hunters Association, as well as an avid deer hunter. He is survived by his wife, Mary Faye Rogers; daughter Kathy Swift of Booneville, Arkansas; sons, Howard Rogers and wife Linda of Y-City, Arkansas, Charles Wayne Rogers of Y-City, Arkansas; brother, Albert Rogers and wife Sherry of Y-City, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Gertrude Freeman of Fort Smith, Arkansas; grandchildren Brian Swift of Baltimore, Maryland, Brad Swift of Booneville, Arkansas, Jessica Lamproe of Rudy, Arkansas, Cory Rogers of Warsaw, Indiana, Kristen Rogers of Warsaw, Indiana; nephews, Ronnie Rogers and Steve Rogers, and nieces, Sherri Taylor, Nina Freeman and Pat Venable. He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Cordie Rogers, three brothers, William Freeman, Elmer Freeman and Ernest Freeman. Pallbearers are Billy Richard Rogers, Troy House, Clarence McConnell, Bill Shaddon, Basil Bruton, B.D. Mays, Larry Boren, Jimmy Lee Miner, Vernal Singleton and Gerald Venable. Services for Mr. Rogers will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Chant Lane Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Chant Cemetery with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
6 August 2008
CHARLIE WOODROE ROGERS

Charlie Woodroe Rogers of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 1, 2008 in the Mena Regional Medical Center. He was born August 26, 1914 in Chant, Arkansas, his age being 93 years, 11 months and 6 days. Mr. Rogers was the son of the late H.C. Rogers and the late Viola Wheelus Rogers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He worked for McDonald Douglas Aeronatics, retiring as an Aircraft Machinist. He had made his home in Polk County since 2002. He is survived by two daughters, Elois Barrett of Coweta, Oklahoma and Betty Joe and husband Kenneth Leger of North Little Rock, AR; three half-sisters, Glenda Fay Parson of Waldron, AR, Verna Lee Ferrair of Mena, AR and Larna Jean Powell of Barling, AR; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren. Mr. Rogers was cremated. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Services are under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
7 April 2010
DONALD F. ROGERS

Donald F. Rogers, Sr., 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 4, 2010 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Donald was born on January 18, 1939 in Mesa, Arizona to the late Olan Jasper and Gladys Inez (West) Rogers. He attended the Waldron Assembly of God Church and was a retired USDA poultry inspector. Donald is survived by his wife Margaret Ann (Vaughn) Rogers of the home; four daughters, Angela Dickens of Waldron, Arkansas, Sandy Shaddon of Waldron, Arkansas, Rose Garrison of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Marcia Harvey of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Donald F. Rogers, Jr. of California, Missouri; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Donald's graveside funeral servies will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Chant Cemetery in Y-City with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Donald's family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
16 March 2005
DONNY RAY ROGERS, SR.

Donny Ray Rogers, Sr., age 60, of Ozark, Arkansas was born February 10, 1945 in Y-City, Arkansas and went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 11, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran with 18 years of service, a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Ozark Masonic Lodge #79, and a member of the Disciples of Christ First Christian Church of Ozark. A service will be held at a later date at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rogers of the home; son, Donny Ray Rogers, Jr. and wife Danelle of Fort Smith, AR; two grandchildren, Zoe Rogers and Ian Rogers also of Fort Smith; three step-sons, Kent Rudolph of Lewisville, TX, Scott Rudolph of Ozark and Kale Rudolph of Ozark; four sisters, Thelma Hall of Y-City, AR, Bonnie Smelley of Longview, TX, Mary Kennamer of Needmore, AR and Ruth Korbell of Alma, AR; one brother, J.T. Rogers of Y-City, AR; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Jerry and Willie. Arrangements under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, AR.

The Waldron News
22 April 1998
GLADYS INEZ ROGERS

Gladys Inez Rogers, 84, of Waldron died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16 at Chant Cemetery in Y-City. Survivors include one son, Donald Rogers Sr., of Waldron; two sisters: Bonnie Hamilton, of Yucca Valley, California and Connie Frazee, of Prescott, Arizona; five grandchildren: Angela Dickens, Sandy Shaddon, Donald Rogers Jr. and Marcia Harvey, all of Waldron, and Rose McKinney, of Heavener, Oklahoma; 13 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
5 May 2004
JIMMIE E. ROGERS

Y-City--Funeral services for Jimmie E. Rogers, 72, of Y-City were held at 2 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at Chant Pentecostal Church of God. Burial followed at Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Rogers died Friday, April 30, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a member of The Living Word Church and the Waldron Masonic Lodge. He was a retired SMSgt from the US Air Force and served as a crew member of Air Force One for President Johnson and Vice President Agnew. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Matilda Rogers of the home; a daughter, Peggy Ann Bunn of Charleston, South Carolina; a son, Larry David Rogers of Summerfield, Illinois; three sisters, Shirley Castleberry of Waldron, Mary McConnell of Y-City and Bonnie Nix of Parks; two brothers, Billy Richard Rogers and Bernis E. Rogers both of Y-City; grandchildren, Bernie Rogers, Larry Rogers, Jr., Travis Rogers, Ezekiel Rogers, Jimmy Bunn, Jason Rogers, John Rogers, Robert Rogers, Charity Rogers, Jurger Rogers and Skylor Rogers; and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Bunn, Travis Burgess, Steven Miner, Kevin Wright, Larry Rogers, Jr. and Jason Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Holmes, Gary Shaddon and Travis Rogers.

The Waldron News
7 February 2007
PAULA MARIE ROGERS

Paula Marie Rogers, 88, of Pasadena, Texas passed away Thursday, February 1, 2007 in a Pasadena, Texas nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Wagner of South Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Graffin Rogers, daughter, Dona Conley, and parents George and Lula Frost.

The Waldron News
19 March 2008
PHILLIP JAMES "BUD" ROGERS, SR.

Phillip James "Bud" Rogers, Sr. went to be with his Lord Thursday, March 13, 2008. He is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Clermon and Lola Rogers and his brother, Don Rogers. He is survived by his wife, Sally Buckles Rogers of the home; 5 sons, Michael and Joe Don Rogers of Waldron, Phillip Rogers of Longview, Texas, Ronnie Rogers of Gillham, Arkansas and Keith Rogers of Boles, Arkansas; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. He was a retired truck driver. Graveside services will be at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Duncan Cemetery Fund, care of Waldron First National Bank, P.O. Box 2260, Waldron. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ronnie Rogers, Shannon Rogers, Nathan McMellon, Hunter Nevills, Zack Rogers and Kenneth Bohanan.

The Waldron News
27 May 1998
RUSSELL LYNN ROGERS

Russell Lynn Rogers, 36, of Waldron died Wednesday, May 20, 1998 in his home. He was a fork lift driver and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Rogers, and his paternal grandparents, Matt and Elva Rogers. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Donna and Glenn Stanfill, of Waldron; his maternal grandparents, Holland and Inez Piles, of Parks; his sister, Tanya Fretz, of Mena; one niece, Talyssa Fretz, of Mena; aunts and uncles: Keith and Rhonda Piles, Leamon and Edna Piles, Rainey and Dorothy Ridenhour, a favorite pet dog, Sissy. Pallbearers were Justin Ridenhour, Dan Ridenhour, Don Ridenhour, Tim Combs, Richie Piles, Jason Piles, C.J. Miller and Marty Hitchcock. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
3 August 2005
SHIRLEY JEAN ROGERS

Ms. Shirley Jean Rogers of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 1, 2005 in the Mena Medical Center. She was born January 31, 1947 in Parks, Arkansas. Her age being 58 years and 7 months. Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of Charlie W. Rogers and the late Ethel Elizabeth Franklin Rogers. She lived in Hatfield for the last three years, moving from Poteau, Oklahoma, was a Registered Nurse and a member of Christ's Church in Cove. Survivors are her father, Charlie Rogers of Hatfield, Arkansas, and two sisters, Elois Barrett of Coweta, Oklahoma and Betty Leger of N. Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Rogers was cremated under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
26 July 2006
SUE ROGERS

Sue Rogers, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron and worked for the Harris Motor Company for 37 years. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one sister, Joyce Sehorn and husband Bill of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Andy Richmond and wife Joann of North Little Rock, AR; two nieces, Brenda Hill of Waldron, AR, Debbie Blalock of Oklahoma City, OK; three nephews, Todd, Chad and Jonathan Richmond; and a host of relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester Richmond and Rose House, and one sister, Melba Hill. Pallbearers were Todd Richmond, Jonathan Richmond, Anthony Morrison, A.G. Morrison, Charlie Hughes and Troy Rippy.

Scott County Times
7 November 2001
SUSIE ROGERS

Susie Rogers, 91, of Waldron died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, of the Pentecostal faith and the widow of Otto Rogers. She was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin Crump and one daughter, Bernice Rogers. Funeral services were 10 am Friday, November 2, 2001 at the Y-City Community Church with burial following at Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Shirley B. Castleberry of Waldron, Mary B. McConnell of Y-City and Bonny S. Nix of Needmore, Arkansas; three sons, Jimmie E., Billy R. and Bernis E., all of Y-City; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Carlton McConnell, David McConnell, Shane McConnell, Jack Nix, Clay McConnell, Wayne Crump, George Crump, Larry Rogers, Allan Rogers and Matt Rogers.

Scott County Times
21 April 2004
TISH ROGERS

Tish Rogers, 91, of Boles, Arkansas died Monday, April 19, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Elmer Rogers. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial following at Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Max Rogers of Midlothian, Texas and Gordon Rogers of Arlington, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
24 May 2000
SHARON LOUISE LIMBOCKER ROOD

Sharon Louise Limbocker Rood, 56, of Tatetown, Arkansas died Thursday, May 18, 2000 in a Little Rock hospital. She was retired from McDonnell-Douglas, a member of the Eastern Star, and attended Egypt Freewill Baptist Church. She went to school in California and returned to Arkansas in 1985 to live on [the] farm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Eric Rood and her parents, Chet and Louise Limbocker. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2000 at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her companion, Norman Lee Hunt of Tatetown, AR; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd Eric and Amy Rood of Tatetown, AR; one sister, Peggy Nelson of Redondo Beach, CA; one brother, Larry Limbocker of Redondo Beach, CA; and two nieces, Kinsey Nelson and Stacy Nelson, both of Redondo Beach, CA. Pallbearers were Michael Leyden, Timmy Rief, Rick Wiser, Chris Vaughn, Terry Owens and Roy Wilkens.

The Waldron News
15 August 2007
ALMA NANCY VINES ROSE

Alma Nancy Vines Rose, 88, born to Bert and Addie Vines in the Buffalo Community on January 11, 1919, she was one of seven sisters and three brothers. She was an active member of Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. Alma was greatly known for her quilts and her warm hospitality, but most of all she loved her family. Funeral service was at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Dooley Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Alma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Luke Rose, an infant daughter, two daughters, Betty Oliver and Treva Davis, and one brother and three sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Geanetta Nevills and husband Kenneth of Cauthron, Arkansas; two sons, Herbert Rose and wife Patricia of Waldron, and Fredie Rose and wife Freda of Mena, Arkansas; three sisters, Veda Paullman of San Francisco, California, Lily May Windham of Waldron, AR and Arrie Stroud of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, Bird Vines of Waldron, AR and L.D. Vines of Mansfield, AR. Alma was also the proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ronnie Simkens, Orvaldale Sizemore, Preston Isom, Leon Windham, Randy Vines and Gary Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Brewer, Kelly Ashford, Bill Needham, Herman Atchley and Joe Smith. In lieu of flowers memorials please be made to Waldron Freewill Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
2 February 2000
BESSIE ALMA ROSE

Bessie Alma Rose, 94, of Boles, Arkansas died Friday, January 28, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one son, Bobby Charles Rose, Sr. of Boles; one granddaughter, Annette Yancy; two grandsons, Bobby Charles Rose, Jr. and Shane Rose.

The Waldron News
9 February 2000
BESSIE ALMA ROSE

Bessie Alma Rose, 94, of Boles, Arkansas died Friday, January 28, 2000 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one son, Bobby Charles Rose, Sr. of Boles; one granddaughter, Annette Yancy; two grandsons, Bobby Charles Rose, Jr. and Shane Rose. Pallbearers were Shane Rose, Bobby Charles Rose, Jr., Grady Mack Rose, Jack Yancey, Troy House, Cody Fuller. Honorary pallbearers were John McCraw, Don Frost, Charlie Vaughan and Worman Owens.

The Waldron News
8 July 1998
BETTY J. ROSE

Betty J. Rose, 57, of Waldron, died Thursday, July 1, 1998 in her home. She was a certified nurses aid, a Baptist and a VISTA volunteer. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Orval; one daughter, Tonyia Funk, of Waldron; two sons: Paul Salmon, of Waldron and Wesley Salmon, of Huntington; three sisters: Eva Cross, Stroud, Oklahoma, Donna Gibbs, of Stroud, Oklahoma and Edith Jett, of Little Rock; one brother, Danny Powers, of Stroud, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: Robert, Mandy, Jackie, Dusty, Jesse, Micki and Calissa. Pallbearers were Eldon Funk, Floyd Rose, Gerald McGahan, Bruce Keener, Don Metcalf, Merle Metcalf and Everett Rose. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
21 August 2002
FREEDA MAE HAWKINS ROSE

Waldron--Freeda Mae Hawkins Rose, 82, of Waldron passed away Sunday, August 18 in a Waldron nursing home. Mrs. Rose was a homemaker and widow of Jackie Rose. Funeral service will be 4 pm, Wednesday, August 21 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Holleman and Jay Hunnicutt officiating with interment in Buffalo Cemetery at Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Stan Rose, Stuart Rose, Steven Rose, Eddie Hawkins, Jim Lee and Doug White. Visitation was held at 6 pm to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Rose is survived by her son and his wife, Wilford and Cheri Rose of Waldron; two sisters, Eloise Jones of Mansfield and Sue Eddins of Mena; and a brother, Harlon M. Hawkins of Tulsa. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Stan Rose and his wife Terri of Greenwood, Stuart Rose and his wife Teresa of Glenwood, Steven Rose and his wife Tammie of Keener and Christy Long and her husband James of Waldron. Also surviving are six great grand- children, Zach Rose, Spencer Griffin, Leah Long, Kaylin Rose, Justin Long and Allison Rose, and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
18 October 2006
GINGER MARIE JONES ROSE

Ginger Marie Jones Rose, 28, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, October 15, 2006 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a member of the Waldron Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her father, Eloyd Jones of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Patricia Deer of Greenwood, AR, Deborah Moreno of Houston, TX and Christina Dyer of Norman, OK; three brothers, Steve of Arlington, TX, Larry and David of Fort Smith, AR, and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
25 October 2000
GLADYS ROSE

Gladys Beatrice Pettit Rose, 82, of Boles, Arkansas, died Friday, October 20, 2000 in her home. She was born September 13, 1918 at Beauchamp, Arkansas to James Grover and Alvenia Aynes Pettit. She was a homemaker and a long time member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, 2000 at 10 am at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, John T. Rose; sisters, Josephine Pettit Rogers and Ruby Pettit Miner; brothers, Eugene Pettit, James Pettit, Roy Pettit and John E. Pettit; and one grandson, Steven R. Rose. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Anna Gayle and Troy House of Boles; two sons and daughters-in-law, Grady Mack and Wanda Rose and G.W. "Dub" and Peggy Rose both of Boles; two sisters, Nadine Griglio of Harvey and Virgie Golden of Acorn; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gary House, Tony Rose, Doug Goodner, Billy Black, Cody Fuller, Randy Jones and Randy Pounds. Memorial contributions may be made to Boles Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 74, Boles, Arkansas 72926.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
JACKIE ROSE

Jackie F. Rose, age 83, of Waldron passed away Sunday, February 3 in Waldron. He was a retired furniture factory worker, a farmer and a member of the Keener Freewill Baptist Chuch. Mr. Rose was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Barker Rose, five brothers, Duff, John, Luke, Tom and Rob Rose and two sisters, Effie Hawkins and Nancy Holleman. Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Freeda, one son, Wilford and his wife Cheri Rose of Waldron, three grandsons and their wives, Stan and Terrie Rose of Greenwood, Stuart and Teresa Rose of Glenwood, and Steven and Tammie Rose of Hot Springs. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Spencer, Leah and Kaylin and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Buffalo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wade Eddins, Danny Rhyne, Jim Lee, Doug White, Wayne Davis and Herbert Rose. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
JERRY LEE ROSE

Waldron--Memorial service for Jerry Rose will be at 4:00 pm Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Nella Volunteer Fire Department under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Jerry Lee Rose, 38, of Nella community, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 9, 2004 near Waldron. He was employed by Tyson Foods, a member of the Nella Volunteer Fire Department and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; four step daughters, Kendra, Jessie and Kaitlin Smith of the home, and Jennifer Beck of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Jasper Rose of the home; three God-Children, Daniel, Tabitha and John Stuart; mother, Joyce Rose of Story, Arkansas, and one sister, Kay Rose Lee of Enola, Arkansas. Memorial contributions can be made to Nella Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
13 October 1999
JOHN STEPHEN ROSE, SR.

John Stephen Rose, Sr., 76, of Waldron, AR, died on Sunday, October 10, 1999 in his home. He was an army veteran, pastor of Bush Non-Denominational Church and was retired from Waldron Furniture Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ruth Rose, two brothers, Albert and Claud and one sisters, Selma and grandson, Stephen Ray. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery at Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Verna and Wayne Smith of Heavener, OK and LaVonne and Rick Page of Bates, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Martha Rose of Milledgeville, TN and Thomas Clayton Rose of Springdale, AR; three sisters, Bonnie Forrest of Waldron, Imogene McCurry of Blancett, AR and Betty Boggs of Ione, CA; 10 grandchildren, April Rhoads, John Thomas Rose, Bobby Page, Jamie Page, Becky Green, Misty Rose, Thomas Rose, Wayne Smith II, Erik Smith and Jorena Stapp; and nine great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Curtis Billings, H. Wayne Smith, Wayne Smith II, Erik Smith, Thomas Clayton Rose II and Andy Forrest. Honorary pallbearers were Holton and Willard Mack Goddard, Bob Bottoms, Burl Williams, Alvin Carnahan and Denver Jones.

The Waldron News
14 November 2007
LOVIE MAE ROSE

Lovie Mae Rose went to be with her Lord Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the age of 92 years and one day. She was a homemaker and attended Needmore Assembly of God Church as long as she was able. She was widow of Herman Rose. She was born November 7, 1915. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the Needmore Assembly of God Church with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Ila Mae Rose of Waldron, Arkansas, Joyce and husband George McGahan of Abbott, Arkansas; three sons, Orval Rose and Everett Rose of Waldron, Arkansas, Floyd Rose of Boles, Arkansas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Charity Atchley Davis, Dollie Broadrick and Daisy Curtis; one brother James Thomas; and her parents, George Henry and Lily Mae Thomas. Pallbearers were Paul Salmon, Rex Rhodes, Rickey Himes, Leon Moore, Jimmy Atchley, Mack Rose.

The Waldron News
29 February 2012
MARTHA ROSE

Martha Rose passed from this life Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Jackson, Mississippi. Martha was born January 31, 1946 in Stigler, Oklahoma. She was 66 years and 23 days old. Martha was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband John Stephen Rose of the home; three sons, James R. Montgomery of Rammer, Tennessee, Charles E. Robinson of Dover, Tennessee, and Jessie R. Robinson of Shepard, Texas; one step-daughter, April Rose of Springdale, Arkansas and one step-son, John Thomas Rose of Arkansas. Martha will forever be missed by her eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six sisters, Bertha Bennett of McCurtain, Oklahoma, Paulette Fish of McCurtain, Oklahoma, Dena Hart of Wyoming, Patricia Mayhall of McCurtain, and Becky of Keota, Oklahoma and one brother, James Harold Mayhall of Spiro, Oklahoma. Martha was preceded in death by her mother and father. Martha's graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Robert Hicks officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Martha's visitation was Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
5 March 2014
MARY ANNA ROSE

Mary Anna Rose, 81, of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014. Mary was born March 24, 1932 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Henry Osker and Sarah Jane (Staggs) Massongill. She worked at Tyson in Waldron and retired after 40 years of employment. Mary is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Stewart and husband Mark of Mena, Arkansas, Barbara Faircloth of Waldron, Arkansas, one brother, Ben Massongill of Mena, Arkansas, four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert Wayne Rose, four brothers, Mick Moore, Arthur Moore, Doyle Massongill, Cleveland (Hack) Massongill, and one sister, Lorene Rose. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
6 April 2005
NORMAN ROSE

Norman "Bill" Rose, age 71, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in a Ft. Smith nursing home. He was a logger, and was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Lee Rose, and a daughter, Janis Lynn Rose. He is survived by one daughter, Brenda Jo Graves of Waldron; five sons, Roger Dale Rose of Oregon; Michael Lee Rose of Waldron; Larry Wayne Rose of Waldron; Ferlon O'Niele Rose of Waldron and Billy Dean Rose of Mt. Ida, AR; two half brothers, Lee Austin, Jr. and Thomas Austin of Booneville; sixteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Memorial service will be at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
25 August 2004
SHANNE ROSE

Shanne LaRay Rose, 32, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, August 19, 2004 near Needmore, Arkansas. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bessie Alma Rose and Frank and Maxine Fuller. Graveside services were held Monday, August 23, 2004 with burial at Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his parents, Bobby Charles and Tillie Rose of Boles; one sister, Annette Yancey and husband Jack of Winfield; two brothers, Randy Clinton Watkins and his wife Vickie of Waldron, B.C. Rose and wife Lori of Mena; one nephew, Brandon Rose; two nieces, Teaira Yancey and April Rose. A very special person to him, Ginger Rose. Pallbearers were Don Frost, Dal White, Mark Ashford, Rick Owens, Mack Rose and Jamie May. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Kalpakoff, Dougie White and Don Davis.

The Waldron News
12 October 2011
WILFORD B. ROSE

Wilford B. Rose of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life in the afternoon on Friday, October 7, 2011 in a Waldron hospital surrounded by his family. Wilford was a member of Keener Freewill Baptist Church. He was born in 1939 to the late Jackie F. Rose and Freda M. Hawkins Rose in Keener, Arkansas. He was 72 years, 27 days old. Wilford began his education in Boles, Arkansas and Parks, Arkansas, then he graduated from Waldron High School 1957. He moved on to graduate from Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas in 1961. He began his career as a teacher and coach in Fourche Valley, Arkansas and then returned to his alma mater (Waldron) to complete his 40 plus years as a teacher, coach and friend to an untold number of students. Wilford, better known as "Coach" set the bar high for students and faculty alike. When Coach started in Waldron he began under Coach Charles Lyons. Throughout the years, he has been assistant football coach, basketball coach, bus driver, teacher of Biology, Physics, and Physical Science. He wanted to see each student succeed and excel. To know him was to love him. To say he had pride in his town and his students was an under statement to say the least. Coach had a never ending desire to reach the young people in his area. Coach had a true passion for teaching and coaching and the students he was surrounded by. He loved his students. In fact, it's been told that he tried to retire three different times but couldn't stay away. Although his physical presence will be missed by everyone who knew him, his caring and compassionate ways will forever be among us. Wilford leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Cheri of the home; three sons, Stan of Greenwood, Arkansas, Stuart and wife Teresa of Greenwood, Arkansas and Steven and wife Tammie of Lavaca, Arkansas, and one step daughter, Christy Long and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas. Pappy will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Zach Rose, Kaylin Rose, Allison Rose, Ashlin Rose, Leah Long and Justin Long. Wilford's funeral service to celebrate his life was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky May officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Buffalo Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
19 December 2001
BILLY ROSENTHAL

Billy Odell Rosenthal, 63, of Waldron died Sunday, December 9, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a timber worker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 2 pm at Square Rock Methodist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Ina of the home; one daughter, Connie Millard of Waldron; one son, Larry Rosenthal of Waldron; two sisters, Savana Bartholf of Redwood Valley, California and Sylvia Rosenthal of Upper Lake, California; five brothers, Kenneth of Lakeport, California, Lester of Cloverdale, California, Bob of Leggett, California, Lanson of Boles, Arkansas and Carl of Upper Lake, California; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
7 March 2012
CHARLES LANCE ROSENTHAL

Charles Lance Rosenthal, 85, of Boles, Arkansas passed away on Saturday March 3, 2012 at his home. Charles is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elva Jerlene Rosenthal of the heme, one daughter Elva Garzini, one son Bruce Rosenthal and wife Beth, four grandchildren; Dana Wright and husband Kevin, Toni Van De Wiele and husand Todd, Amy Ellis and husband, Andrew, Britney Rosenthal, four great-grandchildren, Kolen and Darci Wright, Tristan and Darci Wright, Tristan and Taylor Van De Wiele, one sister Ruth Rosenthal, two brothers; Bobby Joe and Lester Wayne ROsenthal. He is preceded in death by one son Rickey ROsenthal, parents Charlie and Grace (West) Rosenthal, one brother Bill Rosenthal, one son in law Larry Garzini, one sister in law Ina Rosenthal, several brothers and sisters. Graveside services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Square Rock Cemetery with interment that-followed under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas, Visitation was held on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The family met with friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 PM. Pallbearers were Todd Van De Wiele, Kevin Wright, Delvis Jones, Ted Hansen, Thomas Scott and Kolten Wright. Honorary pallbearers were-Larry Rosenthal, Melvin Smith and Paul Salmon.

The Waldron News
30 July 2014
ELVA JERLENE ROSENTHAL

Elva Jerlene Rosenthal, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Waldron. She was born January 17, 1933 in Jessieville, Arkansas to the late Louie and Mary Ellen "Ellie" (Shaw) Murders. She is survived by one daughter Elva Jean Garzini of Waldron, Arkansas; son Bruce Lee and wife Beth Rosenthal of Boles, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Dana and husband Kevin Wright of Waldron, Arkansas, Toni and husband Todd VanDeWiele of Waldron, Arkansas, Amy and husband Andrew Ellis of Louisville, Kentucky, Britney Rosenthal of Rogers, Arkansas; six great-grandchildren: Kolten Wright, Darci Wright, Tristan VanDeWiele, Taylor VanDeWiele, Nala Kennamer and Alina Ellis. She is also survived by three sisters, Jessie Redwin and husband Virgil of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, Betty Johnson of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, Beverly Dodd; two brothers, Lonnie Ray Murders of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Larry Murdock of Bossier City, Louisiana. Jerlene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lansen Rosenthal; parents; one son Rickey Rosenthal; three brothers, Leo Murders, R.C. Murders, Alvin Murders and one son-in-law Charles Garzinia. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday July 28, 2014 at Square Rock Cemetery with Rev. George Crump officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Rosenthal, Kevin Wright, Todd VanDeWiele, Kolten Wright, Andrew Ellis and Thomas Scott.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
INA MARIE ROSENTHAL

Ina Marie Rosenthal, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in her home. She was a retired supervisor for Tyson. Ina is survived by her daughter, Connie Hardin and husband Robert of Waldron; son Larry Rosenthal of Waldron; 12 grandchildren, Holly Ramsey of Greenwood, Nikki Dorr of Hackett, Tonya Guess of Mansfield, Eva Millard of Heavener, Zakk, Tisha, Austin and Regina Millard all of Waldron, Derien Hardin of Waldron, Brittani and Cody Hardin of Greenville, Texas and Jessie Parsons; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Harlene of Oregon; and one brother, Ewing Battle of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Rosenthal, and her parents, George and Lela Bettles. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Square Rock Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Square Rock cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Todd VanDeWiele, Kevin Wright, Jason Dorr, Roger Rice, Colton Wright and James Stewart.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
JOANN GALLIMORE SELF ROTENBERRY

JoAnn Gallimore Self Rotenberry, 64, of Greenwood, Arkansas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas entered this life September 14, 1946 to Johnnie and Lessie Gallimore. JoAnn departed this life July 19, 2011 after an 18 month battle with cancer. JoAnn passed away at Aparks hospital with all her children with her. JoAnn was very dedicated to her family and they were always first in her heart. JoAnn was born in Santa Clara, California, but her home was Waldron, Arkansas. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1964. JoAnn married Bill Self of Waldron and together they had five children. Bill lost his life to cancer in November 1982. Later she married Tommy Rotenberry of Hartford, Arkansas and they had a son together. JoAnn is survived by her husband Tommy Rotenberry of Greenwood, Arkansas; children, Amy Self of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Carrie Self Dowdy and husband John of Van Buren, Arkansas, Darin Self of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, John Self and wife Alissa of Van Buren, Arkansas, Thomas Rotenberry of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, two sisters, Linda (Gallimore) Etchegary of Houston, Texas, Jimmie (Gallimore) Brogdin of Amarillo, Texas, six half sisters, Char Spina of Shreveport, Louisiana, Pat White of Shreveport, Louisiana, Melba Iwamiya of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Lucille Johnson of Huntington, Arkansas, Eva Brooks of Santa Rosa, California, Johnnie Sue Rogers of Waldron, Arkansas, two half brothers, John Gallimore of Mansfield, Arkansas and Frank Haskins of California. JoAnn was preceded in death by her first husband Bill Self, one daughter Shelli Self, her parents Johnny and Lessie Gallimore, a half sister Inez Gallimore of Mansfield, Arkansas and a half brother Claude Metcalf of Mansfield, Arkansas. Funeral services were at 11;00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing was Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were John Self, Thomas Rotenberry, Darin Self, John Dowdy, Cody Lester and Michael Wood. JoAnn will be greatly missed by her family.

Scott County Times
31 March 2004
JULIA ROUNSAVALL

Julia C. Rounsavall "Kelly," 75, of Booneville, Arkansas died Thursday, March 23, 2004 in her home. She was a homemaker and member of the V.F.W. Ladies Aux. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leslie R. Kelly in 1966 and second husband, Aubrey Rounsavall. Memorial service was held 10:00 am Friday, March 26, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Catherine and her husband Benny Burleson of Stockbridge, Michigan; one son, Leslie and his wife Jeanie Kelly of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Nancy Smith of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Vernon and Loren Cecil of Michigan; four grandchildren, Gus and Emerson Kelly, Steven and wife Billie Jo Burleson, Kerry and husband Rick Bell, and two great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 April 2008
BETTY ROUNSAVILLE

Betty Rounsaville, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a resident of Waldron since 1997. She is survived by her brother, Dayton C. Williamson of Madera, CA; two daughters, Cleo Frei and husband Boyd of Beaumont, CA and Carol Pennington of Branson, MO; two sons, Jerry Pennington of Waldron, AR and Wayne Pennington of southern CA; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Tate Rounsaville, parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Williamson, two sisters, Ruth Dutra and Doyal Williamson and a grandson Casey Pennington. Memorial service to be held at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
11 March 2009
BETTY ROUNSAVILLE

Betty Rounsaville, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a resident of Waldron since 1997 and a former resident of Olustee, Oklahoma. She is survived by her brother Dayton C. Williamson of Madera, CA; two daughters, Cleo Frei and husband Boyd of Mena, AR, and Carol Pennington of Branson, MO; two sons, Jerry Pennington of Waldron, AR and Wayne Pennington of Southern, CA; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tate Rounsaville, parents Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Williamson, two sisters, Ruth Dutra and Doyal Williamson, and a grandson, Casey Pennington. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
BETTY ROUNSAVILLE
March 24, 1922 - March 14, 2008

Betty Rounsaville, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home.She was a resident of Waldron since 1997 and a former resident of Olustee, Oklahoma. She is survived by her brother Dayton C. Williamson of Madera, CA; two daughters Cleo Frei and husband Boyd of Mena, AR and Carol Pennington of Branson, MO; two sons Jerry Pennington of Waldron, AR and Wayne Pennington of Southern, CA; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Tate Rounsaville, parents Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Williamson, two sisters Ruth Dutra and Doyal Williamson, and a grandson Casey Pennington. Memorial service was held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Scott County Times
21 May 2003
EDNA ROUNTREE

Edna Faye Rountree, age 85, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Mena, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in Waldron. She was born September 17, 1917 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Floyd Willyerd and the late Cora Blanche Gandy Willyerd. She was united in marriage to Max Bradley Rountree. Mrs. Rountree was a real estate agent by professions and enjoyed interior designing and fishing as hobbies. She was of the Methodist faith. Anyone who met Mrs. Rountree commented on her beautiful, colorful hats she wore all the time, as well as her wonderful personality and sense of humor. She is survived by one son, Max F. and his wife Teresa Rountree of Edmond, OK; one brother, Jim Willyerd of Houston, TX; one sister, Jean Hasty of Australia; one grandchild, Marky and her husband Mike Young of Arlington, TX; two great grandchildren, Melody Young and Mayan Young both of Arlington, TX; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers Wayne Willyerd and Mike Willyerd. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Friday, May 16, 2003 at Besley- Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Gann Cemetery in Potter under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.

The Waldron News
1 April 2009
PATRICIA M. ROWELL

Patricia M. Rowell, 67, of Falls City, NE passed away March 25, 2009 at Falls City. She was born August 16, 1941 at Waldron, AR to the late Kelley and Opal (MacDaniel) Martin. On April 29, 1963 she married Dorand D. Rowell at Benton, AR. He passed away November 16, 1995. Patricia was raised in Waldron and moved to Little Rock, AR to work as a Nurse's Aid in the First Bapist Hospital. The couple established their home in Little Rock, AR when married and lived there until moving back to Waldron and then moving to Falls City in 1975. After moving to Falls City she did custodial and checking work at Pamida and did custodial work for the School District at the former Junior High building. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Falls City. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Pamela Ann Shorb and her husband Ron of Hiawatha, KS, Rebecca Ann Baruth and her husband Rob of Colorado Springs, CO; step-children, Dorand, Sam, Wanda and Rose Marie, brothers, Kelley Gene Martin, Jr. of Waldron, Charles Martin of Arkansas, Tommy Martin of Fort Smith, AR, Robert Paul Martin of Waldron; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren Tony and Savannah Gill and a sister Gayle Denton. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 10:30 am at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. Interment was in Harris Cemetery at Barada, NE.

The Waldron News
24 May 2000
HAZEL ROY

Hazel Roy, 84, of Dallas, Texas, formelry of the Mansfield area, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Pine Log Cemetery near Barber, Arkansas followed with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one son, Jerry Roy of Houston, Texas.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
MELBA DEAN ROYALL

Melba Dean Royall, 58, of Robert Lee died Jan. 4. A Memorial Service was held Jan. 7 at Robert Lee Baptist Church with graveside services provided by Shaffer Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband James Royall of Robert Lee; father, Claud House of Boles, Arkansas; mother-in-law, Eura Royall of Coleman; one daughter, Brenda Skinner and husband Jimmy of Robert Lee; one son Ricky Royall and wife Tammy of Bronte; 6 grandchildren, Rebecca Ann, Kasie and James Zachary Skinner of Robert Lee, Ashley, Paige and Moriah Jane Royall of Bronte; three sisters, Needa Mays of Bronte, Helen Townsend of Belton, May Woodard of Boles, Arkansas; two brothers, Johnny House of Dunsmere, California and Troy House of Boles, Arkansas. Services were officiated by Rev. Garry Bivins, Rev. Ray Aldreage and Rev. Herman Woodard. Pallbearers were Harold Fields, Mike Umphrey, Mike Shaddon, Larry Townsend and Gary House.

Scott County Times
5 January 2005
BILLIE RUDDICK

Billie Rose Ruddick, age 79, of Waldron died Tuesday, December 28, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was born December 19, 1925 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by one daughter, Cheri Rose of Waldron; one granddaughter, Christy Long of Waldron; two great grandchildren, Leah Long and Justin Long. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2004 at Keener Freewill Baptist Church with a private interment burial service at Center Point Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
12 March 2008
ELLA IRENE RUDEBACK

Ella Irene Rudeback, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Cindy and husband Dean of Waldron; one brother, Richard Shelton of Michigan, and one sister, Maxine McMlure (copied as written) of Long Beach, California. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Rudeback and son, Joseph Rudeback. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church of God on Highway 80 East in Waldron.

Scott County Times
7 August 2002
JOSEPH RUDEBECK

Joseph Wilbert Rudebeck, 62, of Waldron died Monday, July 29, 2002 in his home. He was a retired dietician and a Lutheran. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday, August 2, 2002 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Shermaline Rudebeck of the home; two daughters, Debra Rudebeck of St. Paul, Minnesota and Diane Kumparak of Phoenix, Arizona; two sons, Joseph Scott Rudebeck and Richard McElroy both of Prescott, Arizona; one sister, Cindy Dickens of Waldron; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Richard McElroy, Tony Kumparak, Scott Rudebeck, Chris Thompson, Richard Nix and James Bynum.

The Waldron News
23 December 2009
CARL BENTON RUPE

Carl Benton Rupe, 86, of Waldron passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at the Waldron Nursing Home. Carl is survived by his two sons Rod Rupe and wife Norma of Gravelly, AR, K.C. Rupe and wife Dee of Korea; 8 grandchildren, David Rupe, Theresa Bourns, Michael, Rachel, Daniel, Sarah David Allen and Mark Rupe; 7 great grandchildren and a special care giver at the nursing home Claudie Pierce. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with the Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were James Wood, Glen Dale Sparks, John Cotner, Curtis Billings, Jody Rupe and Glen Rupe. Memorial contributions can be made to the Coop Prairie Cemetery c/o Allied Bank of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
LOIS VEDA RUPE

Lois Veda Rupe, 96, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one son, Carl Rupe of Waldron, AR; one brother, James Hollister of Huntington, AR; four grandchildren, Cheryl Peavy of Spring, TX, Cokie Nutt of Pasadena, TX, Rod Rupe of Gravelly, AR and K.C. Rupe of Wilson, NC; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 March 1998
RUBY MAE RUSH

Ruby Mae Rush, 84, of Parks died Sunday, March 8 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 12, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Connie Rush, of Yarnell, Arizona; four daughters: Leona Nalley, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Norma DeShazo, of Parks, Connie Neal, of Lamont, California and Barbara Sue Elrod, of Cherry Valley; three sons: Joe Rush, of Whitman, Arizona, Bill Rush, of Bailey, Texas and Charles Rush, of Waddell, Arizona; one son-in-law, Tommy Peel, of Clovis, California; three brothers: Willard Housley, of Bagwell, Texas, Elmer Lee Housley, of Kiowa, Oklahoma and O.D. Housley, of Dinuba, California; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 June 2011
ANNIE VEDA RUSSELL
1921 - 2011

Annie Veda Russell departed Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at home, at the age of 89. She was born July 20, 1921 in Scott County, Arkansas, the first of eight children to John D. and Virginia Belle Alley. She married three times and had six children, Donald, Mary Sue, Johnny, Ronald, Roger and Patty Sue. Veda was preceded by her husbands and her son Johnny. Veda is survived by her 5 remaining children, 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. In addition to homemaker, Veda was a lifetime writer, educator and student of the Baptist Church. Veda held many job titles in the Church. She served God all her life. Veda enjoyed and loved her family and friends. She loved to garden and enjoyed her flowers. Veda will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She lived her last days as she did every day of her life with dignity, respect, courage, hope, love, and in the spirit of God. She will rest in peace in her beloved home town of Waldron, Arkansas. Graveside services for Annie Veda Russell will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Pierson Cemetery. Rev. Jack Smith will officiate the service.

Scott County Times
24 July 2002
GEORGE RUTH

George William Ruth, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in his home. He was a retired communications operator for the U.S. Army, former member of the V.F.W. and was of the Mennonite faith. Graveside service was held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2002 at the Salem Cemetery at Plainview, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Ron Pleitner of Waldron, Arkansas and his mother, Mable Ruth of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jacob and Sara.

The Waldron News
15 August 2007
MABLE LORETTA RUTH

Mable Loretta Ruth, 88, of Waldron passed away Monday, August 6, 2007 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was a school cafeteria worker. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the Salem Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one granddaughter, Ann Gooley and her husband Bob of Hackett, Arkansas; nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
10 June 2009
ESTHER MAE (DEDMON) RYBURN
Jan. 27, 1925 - May 31, 2009

Esther Mae (Dedmon) Ryburn, 84, of Heavener, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 in Heavener, OK. She was a life long resident of the area and was born January 27, 1925 in Teichert, OK to John Richard and Eliza Dain (White) Steelman. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Richard and Eliza "Dain" Steelman; one infant; one great grandson, Kory Dedmon; five brothers, Hershel, Mercle, Delbert, Finis and J.L. Steelman; and one sister, Pauline. She is survived by four daughter, Barbara Kannady & husband Burr of Tulsa, OK, Leona Qualls & husband Doug of Heavener, OK, Linda Olive & husband Eddie of Heavener, OK and Hilda Oliver & husband Jimmy of Heavener, OK; one son, Eugene Dedmon & wife Janice of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Camelia Luman of Heavener, OK and Ida Belle Moody of Modesto, CA; one brother, C.O. "Chief" Steelman of Heavener, OK; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. Funeral service was 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener, OK. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

The Waldron News
28 March 2001
LOTTIE LOIS (KLINGAMAN) RYE

Lottie Lois (Klingaman) Rye was born March 28, 1901 in Oklahoma City, Indian Territory, to Jacob Franklin and Katie Anne (Tye) Klingaman. On February 7, 2001, in Sedona, Arizona, while the dew was on the roses, she walked into the glorious garden of our Lord Jesus. Lois graduated from Oklahoma High School in 1919. On March 18, 1922 she and Mitchell C. Rye were united in marriage. The couple enjoyed life together for over 56 years, until his passing on February 28, 1979. Lois retired in 1950 from Tinker Field Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The family then moved to a farm in Waldron, Arkansas, where they had a mill. The made molding and raised cattle. Lois had several acres where she cultivated flowers. She was known for her passion for gardening and her love for her Pekingese companions; she had several since 1923. In 1981, Lois relocated to Sedona, Arizona, where she enjoyed the red rocks until her death. Mrs. Rye touched, enriched, and inspired many people she befriended through the years. Lois is survived by two granddaughters, Lacy Morgan of Coweta, Oklahoma and Lindsay Cooper of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nieces, Elaine Deihl of Sedona, Arizona, Lois Jane Eggers of Cabool, Missouri and Claire Wagner of San Marcos, California; nephew, Edward Berger of Sedona, Arizona; her dear cousin, Carolyn Smith of Tulsa, OK; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Rye was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, her sisters and brother. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Kolb Cemetery in Spencer, Oklahoma. Shawn Bates will officiate and services are under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home, 119 N. Chestnut, Bristow, Oklahoma.

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