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The Waldron News
26 June 2002
GEORGIA RUTH TABLER

Georgia Ruth (Wagoner) Tabler, 79, of Queen City, Texas, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 in Texarkanas, Texas. Mrs. Tabler was born September 20, 1922 in Logan County, near Booneville, Arkansas. She was an employee of Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant during World War II and a waitress. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Tabler; one son, James Tabler, one grandson, Jonathan Weaver, and three brothers, Winfred Wagoner, Paul Wagoner and John Wagoner. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Weaver of Atlanta, Texas and Shirley Tabler Scott of Tyler, Texas; one brother, Rev. Sam Wagoner of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Addie Carmack and Alberta Yates both of Waldron; three grandsons, Sam Tabler, Matthew and Marc Weaver; and one great gandson, Kameron Tabler; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was at the Paula Cemetery in Little River County with Rev. Sam Wagoner officiating. Burial was under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Scott County Times
4 May 2005
ATHA TAFF

Atha Dean Taff, age 84, of Georgetown, Kentucky, formerly of Waldron, died Thursday, April 28, 2005 in Georgetown, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Joann Taff Bush and husband Forrest of Georgetown, Kentucky; one son, Kenneth Taff and wife Janet of Georgetown, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Jennifer Taff, Laura Taff and Jon Castleberry and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Waldron United Methodist Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Neal Sparks, Aldon Hughes, Tim Mathew, Paul Lee, Jr. and Don Lee.

The Waldron News
16 February 2000
BILL TAFF

Calvin C. (Bill) Taff, 99, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, February 11, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Birdsview Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nova and two children and one grandson. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 14 at Birdsview United Methodist Church with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, Peggy Ann White of Mena, AR; three sons, Frank D. Taff of Topeka, KS, Robert W. Taff of Choctaw, OK and Calvin C. Taff of Oklahoma City, OK; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Marshall White, Tom White, John White, Tim Taff, Chris Taff and Misty Johnson.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
CLARA M. (MOORE) TAFF

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister Clara M. (Moore) Taff went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Waldron, AR. Clara was born April 27, 1933 in Cauthron, AR. In 1951, Clara married Calvin Taff and moved to Oklahoma City, OK where they raised their family. She served Oklahoma City Public Schools as a school secretary for many years. In 2000, Clara and Calvin retired to Waldron. Clara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron and loved spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Calvin and her four children, daughter Chappie Jeanne (Taff) Prim; son Calvin Christopher (Chris) Taff, his wife Sally and their daughters Hannah Elaine Taff and Molly Naomi Taff; son Timothy Scott Taff, his wife Davina and their sons Cody Scott Taff, Kyle Matthew Taff and Connor Steven Taff; daughter Sarah Ann (Taff) Ramsey, her husband Bill and their children Matthew Cole Ramsey, Jessica Erin Ramsey and Rebecca Grace Ramsey. She is also survived by her brother Leon Moore, her sisters Raye (Moore) Thomas and Faye (Moore) Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lelia (Tamplin) Moore, and her sister Gertie Lee (Moore) Weikel. Clara's funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with Diane Millard officiating. Interment followed at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Clara's visitation was Monday, December 2, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the charity of your choice. Clara's pallbearers were Chris Taff, Tim Taff, Bill Ramsey, Kyle Taff, Connor Taff, Matthew Ramsey and Honorary Pallbearer was Cody Taff.

The Waldron News
14 March 2012
DILLAN WILFORD TAFF

Dillan Wilford Taff of Escondido, California passed from this life Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Escondido, California. Dillan was 85 years old, 10 months and 6 days old. He was born May 1, 1926 to the late Francis and Maud Taff. Dillan was born and raised in Waldron, Arkansas at the "home place" west of the old Center Point School. He was the youngest child of Francis and Maud Taff. He grew up under the watchful eye of his brother Malcolm and sisters, Elza, Lois and Ann. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1942. He went on to military academy in Louisville, KY graduating as an officer, After20 years of service in the Navy, he bought a Baskins Robinns Ice Cream franchise in Escondido, CA and worked in that businessfor another 20 years before selling it and retiring. He is survived by three children, Terry Sakazar if Bew Hampshire, Cathy Peterson and husband Bob of Murrieta, CA and Bruce Taff of Escondido, CA along with two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dillan is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. We are also remembering Dillan's wife Lucillie, who recently passed away after a brief battle with a brain tumor. Lucille moved to San Diego, CA in the 1960's. She and Dillan met at the Officer's Club and married in 1973. She passed away February 23, 2012 preceding Dillan by only two weeks. Dillan's celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Square Rock Church near Waldron, Arkansas. Interment wil follow in Square Rock Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 October 2012
GEARL TAFF

Gearl Taff, 64, of Hon, Arkansas passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at his home. He was an avid farmer and raised cattle. He is survived by two brothers, Vestal Taff and wife Earnestine of Midland, Arkansas, Glen Dale Taff and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma, numerous nieces, nephews and other family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Connie and Hazel (Doyel) Taff; two sisters, Phyllis Taff and Donnie Marie Leader. Visitation was Monday, October 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Square Rock Cemetery with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
HAZEL GLENDA TAFF

Hazel Glenda Taff, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 16, 2010. She was born on September 22, 1928 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Joe and Bertha (Heckhard) Coyle. She was retired from the Waldron Nursing Center. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Argus Taff, Jr.; one daughter, Patsy Taff; two brothers, Warren and Raymond Coyle; two sisters, Louis Hutchens and Dorothy Hutchens; one granddaughter Anette Irene Essman and one great grandson, Sean Wesley Miller. Hazel is survived by one son, Eugene Taff and wife Dooley of Waldron, Arkansas; three daughters, Glenda Taff and husband Tony of Ashville, North Carolina, Alice Phillips and husband Landon of Rudy, Arkansas, Janice Mitchell and husband Pepper of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother Roy Coyle; two sisters, Thelma Lawrence and Edith Wright both of Waldron, Arkansas. Hazel is also survived by eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Hazel's funeral service was Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Jett officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron. Her pallbearers were Randell Taff, Jason Mitchell, Kyle Liles, Randy Solomon, Daniel Taff, Mike Hickey, Ryan Scantling, Logan Solomon and Brandon Taff. In lieu of flowers the family has requested you make a donation to the W. Russell Young, M.D. Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 741, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
28 July 2010
HELEN FAYE TAFF

Helen Faye Taff, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, July 10, 1010 in Mercy Hospital of Waldron. She is survived by one brother James W. Taff and wife Audean of Springfield, Oregon, three nieces Sr. Rebecca Ann Hendricks, RSM, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Bodie Hendricks (Phil) Hatcher, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Debra Taff of Springfield, Oregon, three nephews Jim Taff of Portland, Oregon, Mike (Paula) Taff of Springfield, Oregon, Bill Taff of Sacramento, California. She was also survived by two great nieces Kelly Hatcher (Mark) Wallace of Nashville, Tennessee, Lynn Hatcher (Cliff) Beckham of Fort Smith, Arkansas, one great nephew Jason Benjamin Hatcher of Fort Smith, Arkansas, three great-great nieces Hadley Wallace of Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor Wallace of Nashville, Tennessee, Molly Beckham of Fort Smith, Arkansas, two great-great nephews Ben Beckham of Fort Smith, Arkansas and William Beckham of Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents James A. an Maude Anne Davis Taff and one sister Ethel Taff Hendricks. Funeral services were Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jim Taff, Jason Hatcher, Cliff Beckham, Wes Goodner, Reggie Owens and Dick Huie. Honorary Pallbearers were the Arkansas Business and Professional Women's Club.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
IVAN EARL TAFF

Born August 10, 1927 in Waldron, Arkansas, Ivan Earl Taff died Tuesday, December 14, 1999 of a heart attack in Fallbrook, California, where he lived for 40 years. Ivan served as a gunner aboard the U.S.S. Wilkes Barre during World War II. Following the war, Ivan married Joyce Collier of Oklahoma and reared four children: Kathy, Kenneth, Brenda and David. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers since 1948 and a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1924 and the Fallbrook Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his son, David Earl Taff and his Grandson, Richard Dennis White. Ivan is survived by Joyce; his brother Dale Taff and his sister, Mona Jean Suter; his children, Kathy Lee Clark, Kenneth Darrel Taff and Brenda Joyce Henry; his grandchildren Janet Kathleen Henry, Ivan Nathaniel Taff, Autumn Taff, Velvet Rose Taff, Dakota Blue Taff; and his great grandchildren Makayla Taff and Anthony Kessler. Also survived by aunts, Nadine Center and Atha Taff; cousins, Paula Sparks, JoAnn Bush, Kenneth Lee Taff and Luella Blalock.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
KIMBERLY DIANE (BALKENBUSH) TAFF

Kimberly D?iane (Balkenbush) Taff of Lamar, Arkansas went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 29, 2012. Although Kimberly left this earth far sooner than all had hoped, we find comfort in knowing that God doesn't pick flowers for heaven until they have become beautiful. Kimberly was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on January 4, 1976. She grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and attended Putnam City Schools and graduated from Waldron High School. She had recently started back to college and was pursuing her college degree. Kimberly had many interests, loved and cherished her family and friends, and enjoyed the outdoors and good books. Kimberly leaves behind to cherish her memory two special girls, Kurstin Diane and Lillian Marie; husband William of the home; parents Trish and Roger Farrell of Edmond, OK; grandparents Wayne and Ethel Horn of Waldron, AR, Joe and Sally Balkenbush of Choctaw, OK and Anita Jeffery of Waldron, AR; and numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Kimberly was preceded in death by Jim Balkenbush and Charles Jeffery, Jr. Kimberly's life celebration service was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery east of Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Sam Horn, Heath Horn, Lincoln Karraker, Eric Karraker and Collin Farrell. Honorary Pallbearers are Philip Horn, Mike Horn and Gary Karraker. Kimberly's visitation was held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The family visitation in celebration of Kimberly's life was from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Your prayers and loving support are most appreciated. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Kimberly to the Waldron Church of the Nazarene.

The Waldron News
5 August 1998
OPAL TAFF

Funeral services for Opal Taff, 90, of Eakly, Oklahoma were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the United Methodist Church in Eakly with Roger Parker of Eakly officiating. Burial was in the Eakly Cemetery in Eakly under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford, Oklahoma. Opal was born on the family farm west of Waldron on October 29, 1907, youngest of four children of George and Molly (Anderson) Smith and died on Thursday morning, July 23, 1998 at the Weatherford Living Center in Weatherford, Oklahoma. As a child she attended grade school west of Waldron and then Waldron High School. She taught all eight grades between her junior and senior years of high school. On November 1, 1926, Opal married Earl Taff, in Benton. They lived in Waldron for two years and then came to the Hydro, Oklahoma area to farm. They lived and farmed in Hydro, Elm Grove and Eakly area. They then moved to the Eakly area in 1941. Opal was active in the Eakly United Methodist Church, holding several offices, playing the piano and teaching Sunday school classes. She was also active in the Eakly United Methodist Women and the district UMW. She was one of the three people instrumental in starting the Eakly Senior Citizens' meetings. Memorials may be made to the Eakly United Methodist Church. Opal is survived by her sons: Ivan Earl Taff, of Fallbrook, California and Dale Taff and his wife Neva Jo, of Eakly, Oklahoma; her daughter: Mona Jean Suter, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren: Kathy Taff White, of Canyon Country, California, Kenneth Taff, of San Francisco, California, Brenda Taff Henry, of Fallbrook, California, Sheryl Suter Springer and her husband Rango, of Dumas, Texas, Kim Suter Stutzman and her husband Tim, of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Robyn Taff Harris and her husband Lance, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Brady Taff, of Weatherford, Oklahoma and Dusty Taff, of Eakly, Oklahoma; seven great grandchildren: Ivan and Autumn Taff, Janet Henry, of California, Brandon, Chase, and Tessa Stutzman, of Weatherford, Oklahoma and Glen Springer, of Dumas, Texas; four nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl in 1970; her parents; her sister; Med Money; two brothers: Claude and Glyn Smith; one son-in-law, Glen Suter; one grandson, David Earl Taff and great-grandson, Richard White.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
ANNA "LOUISE" (SEHORN) TAFT

Anna "Louise" (Sehorn) Taft passed away on May 29, 2008 at the home of her nephew, Chester William Sehorn in Alamagordo, New Mexico. She was born on June 26, 1923 in Winfield, Arkansas to William Henry Sehorn and Leila Maud (Yeoman) Sehorn. Louise grew up on the family farm in Winfield and graduated from Waldron High School in 1942. She married the love of her life, Elmo Taft, on May 15, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona. After Elmo's service in WWII, Louise and Elmo moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where they owned and operated Ace Pick Up and Delivery for 23 years. Louise worked for PSO in Tulsa from 1969 until her retirement in 1984. Louise was a wonderful Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. She shared her love of the Lord and many of her talents, including cooking, canning, gardening, bowling and playing cards. She was active all her life. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 63 years, where she also volunteered her time and efforts. Louise is survived by her brother Chester of Bakersfield, CA; her half sister, Iva Dale of Fort Smith; her step sister, Winnie of Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Elmo; sister Irma; brothers Emmit, Claudie, Lindsey, Bertie and Kenneth; half brothers Roy and Donald Ray and half sister, Floy. Louise will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her life has been an inspiration to so many people. God has called home Auntie. You will live in our hearts forever. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 4 at the Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside service will be Thursday, June 5th, at 10:30 a.m. at Sehorn Cemetery.

Scott County Times
13 March 2002
ELMO TAFT

Elmo Taft, 82, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elmo was born to Elmore and Frances (Owens) Taft on September 5, 1919 in Hon, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Sehorn) Taft of the home, and several nieces and nephews. Elmo served in the U.S. Army. He was a Tulsa resident since 1947 and he owned and operated the Ace Pickup and Delivery Service in Tulsa for about 25 years. Services were at 10:30 am Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Tulsa, and graveside services at 3:30 pm at the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron.

The Waldron News
19 May 1999
LILLIE JEAN TAFT

Lillie Jean Taft, 89, of Waldron, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a retired home health care provider and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Elmo and Louise Taft of Tulsa, Okla; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
26 November 2003
ADA TALLEY

Fort Smith--Ada C. Talley, 87, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Friday, November 14, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Huntington Cemetery with burial at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Janet Peters of Clarksville, Arkansas; and one son, Fred Talley of Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 November 1998
JESSIE BOLTON TANKERSLEY

Jessie Bolton Tankersley, 82, of Alma died Nov. 14,1998 in Alma. She was retired and a member of the Northside United Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were set for 10 Nov. 17 at the Northside United Pentecostal Church with burial at Barling Cemetery in Barling, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Myers of Alma, Melinda Ramey of Greenwood; five sons: Lee Bolton, Jr. of Fort Smith, Billy Joe Bolton of Fort Smith, Harold Bolton of Mansfield, Jerry Bolton of Mansfield, Donald Bolton of Witcherville; five sisters, Marie Smith of Bismark, Arkansas, Bestine Reese of Arkoma, Aline Stewart of Dover, Pauline Ewing of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Connie Reece of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Opal Clopton of Fort Smith; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 September 1998
JAMES L. TANNER

James L. Tanner, 80, formerly of Waldron, passed away on September 22, 1998. Funeral services were held on September 25 at the Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by burial in Quantico Veterans National Cemetery. He served his country in W.W.II and was a member of the Church of Christ. A mechanic by trade since the age of 12, Mr. Tanner eventually owned and operated his own "Tanner's Garage" in Waldron. He retired in 1980 to live the good life on his cattle farm. However, due to his wife's, Eulane S., failing health, the Tanners moved to Alexandria in 1992 to live with their daughter, Yvonne, and her family. Mr. Tanner was preceded in death by his wife, Eulane. His survivors are: his daughter, Yvonne; his granddaughter and great granddaughter, Gwendolyn M. and Stephanie M. Shoemaker; and his grandson, Terrence L. Tucker.

Scott County Times
29 August 2001
BETTY TARANTINO

Betty Ruth Bailey Tarantino, 51, of Pocahontas, Arkansas died Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a secretary. Graveside services were held at 10 am Saturday, August 25, 2001 at Cedar Creek Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Gary of the home; one daughter, Carla Fay Williams of Pocahontas; two sons, David Alan Williams, Jr. and Shannon Wayne Williams both of Pocahontas; her mother and step-father, William H. and Irma Fay Blackwell Arms of Antlers, Oklahoma; three sisters, Lois Jean Bailey Tabor of Parks, Arkansas, Velina Fay Manus of Wildomar, California and Polly Fay Arms of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Larry Wayne Manus of Long Beach, California, Kenneth Ray Manus of Seattle, Washington, Gary Wayne Arms and Ronald Alan Arms both of Antlers, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Kyra Fay Williams and Azacia Ruth Williams.

The Waldron News
20 July 2011
ANNA KATHERINE TATE

Anna Katherine Tate, 79, a resident of Russellville departed this earth on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Russellville. She was born October 29, 1931, on Lee Mountain near Dover to Charles and Nora Eubanks Staggs. She worked at the Furniture Factory in Waldron and Rheem in Fort Smith most of her life before retiring to Knoxville with her husband. Her yard was decorated with various colors of roses, which she loved to share. She attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She did not have children, but had many nephews and nieces that she was quite fond of. She was quiet spoken, prim and proper, the true example of traditional values. Aunt "K," as everyone knew her, lived with the effects of Alzheimer's for the past five years of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eddie Tate; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert Staggs, George Staggs, Charles and Lucille Staggs; and a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Victor Jurcik. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Staggs of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five nephews and their wives, Gene and June Staggs of Fayetteville, Dennis and Taffy Staggs, Randall and Cathryn Staggs, all of Russellville, Kenny Staggs of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Raymond and Carol Jurcik of Dover; four nieces and their husbands, Anne Lee Hudson and Patrick Schluck of Bull Shoals, Joyce and Gerald White of Jacksonville, Sharon and Paul Barefoot of Muskogee and Marilyn and Frank Boyett of Tulsa; two special cousins, Joyce McCain of Russellville and Jeannie McCain of Dover, who frequently wisked her away for an eventful road trip often to an unbeknown Location to Katherine; and several great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 at North New Hope Cemetery at Dover with the Rev. Don Erwin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Randall Staggs, Dennis Staggs, Raymond Jurcik, Gene Staggs and Kenny Staggs. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

The Waldron News
17 December 2008
GARY D. TATE

Gary D. Tate, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 in his home. He was a painter. He is survived by his son Anthony Tate of Harrah, Oklahoma; daughter Jennifer Tate of Choctaw, Oklahoma; grandchildren Brooke Selfridge Tate, Jared Groceclose and Joshua Felty; brothers Larry Tate of Havana, AR and Billy Tate of Ripley, Tennessee; sisters Sue Brown and Ann Sanders of Waldron, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Foye Tate. Memorial Service was 10:30 a.m. thru 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
15 July 1998
JOHNNIE L. TATE

Johnnie L. Tate, 73, of Waldron, died Wednesday, June 24 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired painter and operated the Lion Station in Waldron for several years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include two daughters: Johnnie Sue Brown, of Havana and Ann Hunt, of Waldron; three sons: Gary Tate, of Waldron, Larry Tate, of Havana and Bill Tate, of Panama, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Russell Brown, Tony Tate, Shawn Hunt, Clay Hunt, Lincoln Tate, Ron Jackson and Allen Craig. Honorary pallbearers were Bob McNabb, Delmar Jones, Randy Moore and Jeff Smith. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
BETTYE JEAN TAYLOR

Bettye Jean Taylor, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a seamstress, a cook, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, W.E. Bill Taylor; son, Billie Taylor and wife Sharon of Natural Dam, AR; daughter, Diane Epperson and husband Alton of Waldron; two grandsons, Shawn Epperson and wife Heather of Waldron, Brandton Taylor and wife Emily of Cedarville, AR; sister Bonnie Gray of Waldron; step-grandchildren Cheryl Snowden and husband Allen of Van Buren, AR, Steve Holden and wife Vickie of Hartman, AR; and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Square Rock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Ashford, Shawn Epperson, Brandon Taylor, Mike White, Harold Scott and Allen Dozier.

The Waldron News
13 February 2002
CHARLES E. TAYLOR

Omaha, TX--Charles E. Taylor, 85, of Omaha, Texas, formerly of Rosemead, California, died Monday, February 4, 2002 in Omaha. Mr. Taylor was born December 29, 1916 in Blueball, Arkansas. He and his cousin, Ferrell Highfill, were owners of C.B. Bradley Roofing Co. Both retired in 1986. Taylor was a member of Omaha United Methodist Church, the American Legion and was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Taylor in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Helene Parsley Thigpin Taylor of Omaha; one son, Harvey Lee Taylor of Upland, California; two step- sons, Harold L. Parsley of Rockdale, TX and Bill M. Parsley of Conway, AR; three sisters, LaVerne Campbell of Phoenix, AZ, Faye Willman of San Dimas, CA and Wilma Pinsak of Fontana, CA; one sister- in-law, Arlena Taylor of Long Beach, CA; three granddaughters, Debra Lee Sanchez of Delano, CA, Veronica Taylor of East Hampton, NY and Pamela Lopez of Pixley, CA; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at a later date in Blueball, AR at Union Hill Cemetery with his cousin, Bro. Pat Ray Biggs of Boles, AR and Dr. Cecil McLoud of Mt. Pleasant, TX officiating. Memorials may be made to Cyprus Basin Hospice, Mt. Pleasant, TX or First United Methodist Church of Omaha, TX.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
CHARLES VESTER TAYLOR, JR.

Charles Vester Taylor, Jr., 44, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this lif Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Charles was born on December 13, 1966 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Charles Vester Taylor Sr. and JoAnne Lorene (Richardson) Taylor. Charles is survived by three daughters, Heather and her husband Cody Wagner of Boles, AR, Brandy Taylor and fiance Jackie Carter of Waldron, AR, Angela Williams and husband William Reece II of Booneville, AR; three sons, Eric V. Taylor of Waldron, AR, Andrew Williams of Portland, IN, Al V. Williams and wife Jessica of Magazine, AR; mother, Joanna Stevenson of Springfield, IL; nine grandchildren; one sister, Alicia Wood of Springfield, IL; one half brother, Jessie Hobbs of Magazine, AR. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Vester Taylor, Sr. and his late wife, Kimberly A. Taylor. Charles' funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Charles' graveside funeral service will be held at the Coleman Cemetery in Porum, Oklahoma at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Charles' pallbearers were Jessie, Derek, Steven Hobbs, Al Williams, Tony Erke and Donnie Graves. Charles' visitation was held Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
23 November 2011
DONNIE RAY TAYLOR
September 10, 1936 - November 12, 2011

Family and friends far and wide are sad to announce that Don passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Pasadena, Texas. He will be remembered for being a caring man with a giving heart and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Don was born September 10, 1938 in Boles, Arkansas. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1955. After graduation he moved to the Houston area where he worked for years at Gardner Engineering Corporation as a construction manager. Then he worked for Burgess Construction Company in Phoenix and Anchorage. Following this, he went into the heavy equipment business in Houston until he retired to Willis, Texas in 1995. He had friends throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and Alaska. Don is survived by his two daughters, Debra Taylor (David) and Lisa Balmer (Steve); two stepdaughters, Tamara Sampson (Alan) and Traci Bolan (John). Don also had nine grandchildren: Samuel Schoolcraft, Stefen, Shelby and Cameron Balmer, Lane and Jade Sampson, Brandy and Brooklyn Bolan, and Chance. Don is survived by his first great-grandchild, Olivia Marie. He is also survived by his two former wives, Barbara Champion and Ann Taylor. Don is also survived by his aunts Von, Wanda and Opal and his uncle Seth and Doris Taylor. There are also many cousins that survive him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Lou Taylor and his mother, Freeda Taylor. Services began with viewing at 12:00 p.m. Funeral at 1:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service, Wednesday, November 16th, at Grand View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505 (281-479-6076.)

The Waldron News
22 April 2009
ELVA JEAN TAYLOR
June 18, 1947 - April 16, 2009

Elva Jean Taylor, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 16th, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Elva was born in Waldron, Arkansas on June 18, 1947, the daughter of Robert Lee Payne and Sally Louretha (Shores) Hathaway. She was a member of New Life Center in Waldron, Arkansas and a homemaker. Elva is survived by a loving companion, Charles Tharp, Sr., two daughters, Sheila Stallings and husband Dirk of Little Elm, TX, LaVonda Martin and husband Wayne, Jr. of Cecil, AR, two sons, Charles Tharp, Jr. and fiance Robyn Holt of Waldron, AR, Homer "Butch" Tharp of Oklahoma City, OK, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Elva is also survived by a sister, Peggy Simpson of Waldron, AR, two brothers, Kenneth Huens of Poteau, OK, Bobby Leo Payne of Waldron, AR. Elva was preceded in death by her father Robert Lee Payne, one sister Bobbie Sue Lewis. A private service was held by the family. Cremation was under the direction of the Heritage Memorial FuneralHome in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
14 November 2007
FLO TAYLOR

Flo Taylor, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 5, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parks Baptist Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters, Claudette Taylor of Waldron, Arkansas, Cathy Davenport of Farmington, Arkansas, Dianna Christensen of Omaha, Nebraska; two sons, Don Taylor of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Van Taylor of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one sister, Freda Hunt of Fort Smith, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Scott County Times
22 March 2006
FREEDA TAYLOR

Freeda M. Taylor, age 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired plant worker and a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Don R. Taylor of Willis, Texas; four sisters, Opal Nelley of Eugene, Oregon, Emma Vaughn Phillips of Springfield, Oregon, Wanda Lee Wilkerson of Roseburg, Oregon, Aretha Jean Chitwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, Seth Douglas Taylor of Mesquite, Texas; two grandchildren, Debra Rea Schoolcraft of La Porte, Texas, Lisa Kay Balmer of Deer Park, Texas; two step-grandchildren, Tamara Jil Sampson of Savanna, Georgia, Traci Ann Bolan of Houston, Texas; four great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Henry A. and Loudella Frost Taylor, two infant brothers, two sisters, Fern Biggs and Estlene Wilhite. Pallbearers were Charles Rose, Bob Slagle, Troy House, Buddy R. Sims, Doug Sims and Billy W. Barker.

The Waldron News
27 October 1999
GARY TAYLOR

Gary Taylor, 50, of Waldron, Arkansas was born May 24, 1949 to Ruby Vester and Pearlie Mae (Tripp) Taylor in Porum. He died Wednesday, October 20, 1999 in Oklahoma City. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 1999 with Rev. Robert Maxwell officiating. Burial followed at San Bois Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Loyd Benton, Jimmy Don Wright, Ken Mendenhall, Gary Woodard, David Hendrix and Chip Benton. He is survived by his wife, Loretta of the home; 3 sons, Greg Taylor of Prairie Grove, AR, Adam Taylor of Porum and Jonathon Taylor of Parks, AR; 5 sisters, Lorene Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Lucille Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Ellie Fraley of Porum, Juanita Goodner of Porum and Betty Head of Warner; 5 brothers, J.T. Taylor of Porum, Nollen Taylor of Porum, Billy Taylor of Loving, OK, Edward Taylor of Porum, Donnie Taylor of Porum; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Pearlie Taylor, two brothers, Vester and Oscar Taylor and one grandson, Zachery Taylor.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
HAYDEN QUINN TAYLOR

Hayden Quinn Taylor of Waldron, Arkansas left this life peacefully on June 28, 2010 in Waldron, Arkansas. Hayden was born October 17, 2005 the son of Brian Taylor of Russellville and Brandi Taylor of Van Buren. He was the grandson of Christy Rogers of Waldron and Ron Rogers of Russellville. He is also survived by three sisters, Jordan, Lauren and Malanah Taylor of Van Buren, one step-brother, Hunter and his step- mother Andrea of Russellville. Hayden is also survived by his great-grandparents, Ray and Vestal Rice of Waldron and his aunt Haley Rogers of Maumelle. Also, many other relatives and friends, including many doctors, nurses, therapists, who have cared for him and loved him every day of his short but beautiful life. Hayden was a special child who touched so many lives from his first 411 days of loving care at Arkansas Children's Hospital until the day he passed on to heaven where he is finally whole and healthy. Hayden was loved by all who knew him and many who never met him. He was full of love and joy and changed every person who ever entered his life, even for a moment. He will be missed deeply and will always by our angel. Hayden's funeral service was held Thursday, July 1 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ken Shores and Rev. Billy Crow officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hayden's name to Arkansas Children's Hospital, One Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72022.

The Waldron News
20 May 2009
HELENE PARSLEY THIGPEN TAYLOR
July 27, 1918 - May 13, 2009

Born Mary Helene Monroe in Harvey, Scott County, AR on July 27, 1918 to Grady and Ila Monroe. Helene died May 13, 209. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Conway, AR. Helene met and married Harold Parsley in Waldron, AR. They moved to Northeast Texas where they began a successful insurance and real estate business. She was also the Morris County Treasurer for 16 years. She was preceded in death by Harold Parsley in 1977, Thomas Thigpen in 1996, Ed Taylor in 2002 and her brother John Monroe. She is survived by her son Bill Parsley and wife Michelle of Conway, AR and Harold Parsley and wife Martha Kay of Rockdale, TX, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and step children Lee Taylor and DeAnn Cook. The family will receive friends Friday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home in Naples, TX. Services will be Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Omaha Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers you may contribute to the Omaha Methodist Church, Omaha, TX 75571, or your favorite charity.

Scott County Times
2 October 2002
JONATHAN TAYLOR

Jonathan Eric Taylor, 15, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Sunday, September 29, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a 10th grade student at Mansfield High School, a member of the BETA Club, Model U.N., International Club, G.T. Golf Team, Speech Club and was an honor student and a member of Mansfield First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, October 3, 2002 at the Mansfield High School Gymnasium with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by his parents, John and Ronna Taylor of Mansfield; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jean Starr of Waldron and his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Barbara Taylor of Lucas, Arkansas; and one sister, Katie of the home.

The Waldron News
21 June 2006
KIMBERLY ANN TAYLOR

Kimberly Ann Taylor, 36, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2006 at Boles Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Charles Taylor, Jr. of the home; three children, Heather and husband Cody Wagner of Boles, Arkansas, Brandy Taylor of Boles, AR and Eric Taylor of Boles, AR; two grandchildren, Kaiden and Charley Wagner of Boles, AR; grandmother, Mae Slater of Waldron, AR; parents, James and Freda Speaks of Waldron, AR; one sister, Tonya and husband Charles Edgar of Boles, AR; one brother, Russell and wife Miranda Speaks of Waldron, AR; one niece, Destiny Speaks; one nephew, Austin Edgar; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and mother-in-law, Joann Stevenson of Missouri. Pallbearers were Charles Edgar, Jessie Hobbs, Cody Wagner, Jim Darnell, Wesley Wagner and Chuck Brothers. Honorary pallbearers were Kendell Estes, Blake Garrison and Ian Stevenson.

Scott County Times
13 October 2004
MAUDIE MAE TAYLOR

Maudie Mae Taylor, age 95, of Waldron, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, in the Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and attended Packsaddle Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemmie Taylor; one daughter, Lois Wright; one son, James Taylor. She is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth Parks of Palmdale, California, Rachel Noe of Park Hill, Oklahoma, Jewell Griggs of Waldron, Mae Dearman of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Bonnie Breshears of Mt. Ida, Arkansas and one son, Ray Taylor of San Bernardino, California, sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 9, 2004 at Packsaddle Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were John Breshears, Paul Pinkston, Gary Noe, Larry Noe, Richard Gondos and Ivan Haley.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
MONETTE ANGELA TAYLOR

Monette Angela Taylor, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Monette was born on August 18, 1967 in Wichita, Kansas to Francis Wilson and Aleene (White) Wilson. Monette is survived by three daughters, Angela William and husband William Reece, II of Booneville, AR, Heather Wagner and husband Cody of Boles, AR, Brandy Taylor and fiance Jacky Carter of Greenwood, AR; three sons, Andrew Williams of Portland, IN, Al V. Williams and wife Jessica of Magazine, AR; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Michelle Pearson of Virginia Beach, VA, Monica McNamara of Louisiana; and one brother, Conrad Gray of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Vester Taylor, Jr. and her mother Aleene (White) Wilson. Monette's funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Funeral and cremation arragements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Monette's pallbearers were Andrew Williams, David Adair, Eric Taylor, Earl Mclister, William Reese II and Justin Lebruin. Her honorary pallbearers were Anthony Horton and Anthony Williams. Monette's visitation was held Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
2 September 1998
MYLA MAE SMITH TAYLOR

Word has been received of the death of a former Scott County resident. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11, 1998 at the Winans Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsay Paty officiating. Burial followed in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of John Williams of Winwis Funeral Home in Maysville. Myla Mae Smith Taylor was born April 1, 1905 in Scott County to Charley and Minerva Pendergraft Smith and passed away Thursday, July 9, 1998 at the Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 93. Mrs. Taylor had been a long time resident of this area. She married Jim Taylor on May 14, 1922 at Freedom. Together they moved from Arkansas to Paoli in 1932 and to Maysville in 1953. The family farmed and Jim also worked for Narramore Construction. Myla worked at Pat's Plants in Maysville. In 1926 she joined the Freedom Baptist Church at Freedom and more recently attended the Victory Baptist Church in Pauls Valley. Survivors include one daughter, Velma James, of Lindsay, Oklahoma; three sons: Francis Taylor, of Pauls Valley, James, of Maysville and Glen of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Edward Smith, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters: Florence Millsap, of Hinton, Oklahoma and Juanita Eaton, of Modesto, California; 16 grandchildren, 43 great- grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Taylor in 1982; two brothers: Otis and Esque Smith; two sisters: Mozel and Wanda and grandchildren: Zachary, Michael and Joan. Area survivors include Maudie Taylor, sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
8 October 2008
NEELY TAYLOR

Neely Taylor, age 94, of Arkadelphia died Friday, October 3, 2008 in Arkadelphia. She was born July 10, 1914 in Booneville, Arkansas the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Ella M. Mebane. She was a Baptist and a retired inspector for Levi and Oberman Manufacturing plant. Survivors include two sns, Glen Taylor and his wife Mary Ellen of Arkadelphia; Gaylon Taylor and his wife Claudette of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Kara Taylor, Kirsta Colquit and her husband Scot; one great-granddaughter, Adrianne Colquit and two special friends, Joe Dorsey and Ida Williams both of Arkadelphia. Graveside services were at 10:30 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Carlon Cemetery near Booneville, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkadelphia Baptist Church, 810 S. 12th St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009 & 25 February 2009
RACHEL MAE TAYLOR
(May 21, 1915 - Feb. 2, 2009)

Rachel May Love Taylor was born May 21, 1915 to Thomas J. Love and Lucy Jane Rowlett Love. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, February 2, 2009. She loved Jesus, her family, friends, and going to church. Rachel was preceded in death by her dear loving husband Troxie M. Taylor, granddaughter Kimberly D. Taylor, grandson- in-law Terrell D. Moore, and great grandson Chase D. Bates. She is survived by her sons Thomas M. Taylor and wife Kaye, Eugene R. Taylor and wife Carolyn; daughters Shirley D. Bates and husband Earl, Mina B. Atnip and husband J.B.; and one nice Cathy Harris. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and 7 step great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Service was 2:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jim Knighten, Rick Black, Stanley Brewer, Jim Graham, Mitch Stevens and Hector Aguila. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Lawrence, Roy Coyle and Bob Ballard.

The Waldron News
25 January 2012
WILLIAM E. TAYLOR

William E. Taylor, better known to most folks as "Mr. Bill" went to be with the Lord and Savior, Thursday, January 19, 2012 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bill was born March 14, 1928 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to William Pierce Taylor and Vera Mae Brewer Taylor. Mr. Bill was 83 years, 10 months and 5 days old. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Mr. Bill began his young life in the United States Navy. He served a tenure on the USS Alabama during WWII after which he received an honorable discharge. On May 2, 1947 Mr. Bill married the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and the love of his life Ms Betty. Mr. Bill and Ms Betty made an earthly life together for 61 years now they are once again joined together. As a hard working husband and father he provided for his family by working for Waldron Hardwood Company and Big Pine Lumber for many years in Waldron as a lumber inspector. Mr. Bill enjoyed fishing as a hobby. It is no secret that Mr. Bill loved to volunteer his time to help others. Mr. Bill was an upstanding member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F & AM. As a long time member of the Shriner's Clown Division, Mr. Bill would travel all across Eastern Oklahoma and the state of Arkansas, tirelessly any time someone would invite him to an event. He became an annual event himself for some. You name it, parties, picnics, anywhere there were going to be children, that's where he would be going. He would load up his go cart and hit the road. When he would arrive, you knew where he was because that's where the children would be. He would create balloon characters for each and every child who wanted one. He loved to see the children and the excitement in their faces. He stayed as long as the children did. Mr. Bill touched so many lives, even one's he didn't know about. Mr. Bill has made many trips on Friday nights hauling the band instruments for the students in Waldron High School Band to ball games and Saturdays for contests and enjoyed every minute of it. In June and October Mr. Bill could be found southeast of Waldron on Hwy 250 at Turkey Track. He was a driver of the shuttle bus called Turkey Track Express. He loved the music but the fellowship with the visitors was his forte. Mr. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Diann Epperson and husband Alton of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Billy Taylor and wife Sharon of Natural Dam, Arkansas. Grandpa Bill will forever be missed by four grandchildren, Shawn Epperson and wife Heather of Waldron, Arkansas, Brandon Taylor of Natural Dam, Arkansas, Cheryl Snowden of Van Buren, Arkansas and Vicki Golden of Coal Hill, Arkansas. The lives of five great grandchildren have also been enriched by Grandpa Bill. Mr. Bill is also survived by one brother, Freddie Taylor of Danville, Arkansas, and three sisters, Betty Lou Covley of Rover, Arkansas, Patsy Moore and Ruth Jacobs both of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Mr. Bill is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his loving wife and best friend, Ms Betty, two sisters, Helen Taylor French and Ruby Blackmon, and one brother, Troy Gale Taylor. Mr. Bill's life celebration was Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with Masonic Rites to follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, ARkansas. Mr. Bill's visitation was Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family received friends from 3:00 p.m. tunil 5:00 p.m. Mr. Bill's pallbearers were Shawn Epperson, Brandon Taylor, Harold Scott, Paul Bronson, Judge James Forbes, and Bill Lovett. Honorary pallbearers were Blue Lodge, Shriner's and Fort Smith Consistory.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
ZACKERY WAYNE TAYLOR

Infant Zackery Wayne Taylor of Waldron, Arkansas died on Thursday, July 29, 1999 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at Square Rock Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Ft. Smith, AR. He is survived by his father, Jonathan Wayne Taylor and his mother, Jessica Lynn Hunt of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Gary and Loretta Taylor of Waldron, AR and maternal grandparents, Frances Hunt, Jake and Eva Hunt of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
3 November 2004
CLARINE THACKER

Mrs. Clarine Thacker of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 1, 2004 at her home. She was born July 11, 1950 in Needmore, Arkansas. Her age being 54 years, 3 months and 20 days. Mrs. Thacker was the daughter of the late Clarence Thompkins and the late Gladys Marie Cossy Thompkins. She was united in marriage to Leon Thacker on Feb. 6, 1966 in Needmore, Arkansas. She lived in Mena most of her life, was a housewife and loving mother and grandmother, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Leon Thacker of Mena; three sons, Leonard Thacker of Cove, AR, Darrell & Rebekah Thacker of Mena, AR and Chris & April Thacker of Mena, AR; one daughter, JoAnn and Frank Cox of Mena, AR; four brothers, Ed & Melba Thompkins of Needmore, AR, Lester & Dolores Thompkins of Mena, AR and Johnny & Laveene Thompkins of Mena, AR; one sister, Edith & Alan Smith of Moffett, OK; three grandchildren, Aaron & Sabrina Cox and C.J. Thacker; four step-grandchildren and five great-step-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4 in the Hall Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Rocky Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Steven, Chris and Chuck Cox, Jim Cunningham, Terry Dilbeck, Dewey Fain and Dale & Mike Thompkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry, Brent & Kevin Thacker and Steve Watts.

Scott County Times
23 July 2003
HELEN FAY HOLMES THARP

Waldron--Helen Faye Holmes Tharp, 88, of Waldron was born on January 19, 1915 in McKinney, TX. The angels took our precious mother and grandmother to Heaven on July 20, 2003 to be with her Lord and beloved husband, Homer, who preceded her in death on February 18, 1986. She is leaving behind one daughter, Ramona Tharp Franklin and her husband Junior of Waldron; one son, Charles Andrew Tharp of Waldron; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren who she loved very much. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tommy Franklin, Timmy Franklin, Homer L. Tharp, Charlie Tharp, Mary Gilbert and Matthew Taff. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Newberry, Johnny Murry, Larry Taff, Daniel White, Tyson Akins and Derek Thornsberry. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 2003 at the Hon Baptist Church near Waldron with burial at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2003 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
25 May 2011
WINNA THARP

Winna Imelda Brown Tharp, 95, passed away on May 22, 2011 at the Waldron hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron and served as church librarian for 19 years. She was a member of the Waldron Business and Professional Women's Organization. She was a charter member of the Scott County Historical and Genealogical Society. Winna was born May 6, 1916 to Hinton and Audrey (Gore) Brown in Ritz, Arkansas. She graduated from Acorn High School and Henderson State Teachers College. She taught for 42 years starting in a one room schoolhouse, going on to teach 2nd grade for 31 years at Waldron Elementary School. She was a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. Winna is survived by one daughter Ann Tharp of North Little Rock, AR; one sister Winona Blalock of Waldron, AR; one brother Burnis Brown of Camden, AR; a host of nieces and nephews and countless former students that she adored. She is preceded in death by her husband Ben Tharp and four siblings, Beryl Hudgns, Max Brown, Bill Brown and Kirby Brown. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron with interment in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Johnny Blalock, Byron Brown, Roy Glenn Hudgens, Terry Brown, Eric Meredith and Jason Marrujo. Memorial contributions can be made to the Waldron First Baptist Church Library Fund at P.O. Box 247, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
19 May 2010
DAVID WILLIAM THIELE

David William Thiele passed from this life on Friday, May 14, 2010 at his home in East Camden, Arkansas. David was a retired certified master mechanic and U.S. Army veteran. He served his county during the vietnam Conflict, then served in the agricultural industry insuring that farmers from Canada to Mexico, and California to the Mississippi, had the best heavy equipment with which to work their land. David was a man of faith and spent his entire life seeking to give others the proverbial "shirt off his back." He loved his family unconditionally and never thought there was a bad day to go fishing. David is survived by his loving wife, Mikki; his brother, Jack; his son, Kevin; his granson, Brillyn; two daughters, LaDonna and Sandra from a previous marriage; their children, and those he adopted as family into his home and heart. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 17, 2010 at Proctor Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
EDITH THOMAS

Edith May Thomas, age 83, of Witcherville, AR died Thursday, November 3, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Rose Ann Metcalf of Witcherville, Arkansas and Edith James of Witcherville, Arkansas, twelve grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 7, 2005 with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 September 2005
ERMA THOMAS

Erma Yearta Thomas was born to Will and Leila Yearta May 27, 1911 in Franklin County, entered into eternal rest August 29, 2005. She and Shelby C. Thomas were married January 7, 1932. They moved to Mansfield in 1938 and she resided there until she entered the Waldron Nursing Home in February 2001. She has been a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church since 1938. She loved music, especially the old hymns, which she sang beautifully. She loved her family unconditionally. Her survivors include three daughters, Frances Hunt and her husband Charles of Waldron, Jean Allen of Mansfield and Shelbydine Dolly Bartlett and her husband Jimmy of Mansfield, one son, Jim Thomas and wife Margie of Bixby, OK. Six granddaughters, Karen Davis of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Sharon White of Knoxville, TN, Aneta Hunt of Pace, FL, Diann Allen of Roswell, NM, Becky Bates of Greenwood and Nikki Dieker of Kansas City, MO. Three grandsons, Bill Hunt of Bixby, OK, Jimmy Wayne Bartlett of Greenwood and James Thomas of Kansas City, MO. Eight great grandchildren, Joshual Pascal of Wheelersburg, OH, Jordan and Jonathan Hubbard of Pace, FL, Jade Davis of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Bryan Bates of Greenwood and Jessica, Jillian and Jeffery Bartlett of Greenwood. One sister in law, Ruth Yearta of Ft. Smith. And several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, September 2, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Bill Hunt, Jimmy Wayne Bartlett, James Thomas, Ryan Dieker, Randy White, Mickael Bates and Joshua Pascal. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Bartlett, Charles Hunt, Fred Swafford, Hansal Yeata, Bill Dunford and David Berry.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
INA MAYE THOMAS

Waldron--Funeral services for Ina Maye Thomas were held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 10 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Elton Pennington officiating. Interment followed at Bush Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Ina Maye Thomas, 84, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church, a retired sales clerk and enjoyed quilting and her family at Heritage Village Apartments. She was the widow of Olen Young and Graden Thomas and was preceded in death by two sons, James Young and Gary "Pete" Young. Ina Maye is survived by one daughter and her husband, Anna Sue and Herman Rea of Florissant, Missouri; three step-daughters and husbands, Clara Dean and Bob Moore of Stockton, California, Shirley and Neal Goodman of Manteca, California and Anna Nell and Jim Johnson of Sullivan, Missouri; three step-sons and wives, Harold and Raye Thomas of Waldron, Joe and Billye Jean Thomas of Fort Smith and Harley and Dorous Thomas of Fort Smith. Also surviving are one daughter-in-law, Eloise Young of Waldron; two sisters and husbands, Oneida and Roy McCurry of Showlow, Arizona, Louise and Bob Harrison of Muscatine, Iowa; thirty- five grandchildren, fifty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers the memorial contributions can be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 552, Little Rock, AR 72203 or American Diabetes Association.

The Waldron News
16 July 2008
KYLEIGH NYKOLE THOMAS

Kyleigh Nykole Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 in a Oklahoma City hospital. She is survived by her parents Charles and Heather Waddle Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grandparents Norma and Roy Thomas of Benton, Arkansas, brother Landyn Thomas, Thomas and Sheila Swinehammer of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Irene Waddle of Waldron, Arkanas, great-grandparents Ola Mae Kemp of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Loretta Waddle of Waldron, Arkansas, one aunt Erica Brown, two uncles Michael Thomas and Aaron Lawrence. Preceded in death by two grandfathers Tim and Tom Waddle. Graveside service was 2:00 pm. Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
LAURA THOMAS

Laura Ann Thomas, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, January 6, 2002 in Waldron. She was a retired nurses aid, a member of Waldron Assembly of God Church and the widow of Earl Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, January 10, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Lees of Waldron and Earline Williams of Abbott, Arkansas; two sisters, Lee Ora Haga of Waldron and Ratha McCord of Camden, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ray Lees, Mike House, Don Holmes, Pete Reyman and Don Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Loren Dickens, Charles D. Williams, Kenneth Barnett and Chris Herron.

The Waldron News
1 August 2001
ROBERT JOE "JOEY" THOMAS

Robert Joe "Joey" Thomas, 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, July 29, 2001 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Beason Stevens. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at Moores Chapel with burial in Waveland, Arkansas under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by one son, Joshua Thomas of Greenwood, AR; his father, Virgil Thomas of Havana, AR; step father, Steve Stevens of Huntington, AR; paternal grandfather, Robert J. Thomas of Havana, AR; maternal grandparents, Joe and Barbara Beason of Booneville, AR; one step sister, Laurel Thomas of Havana, AR; one brother, Lloyd Rushing of Port Orchard, Washington; one step brother, Wesley Thomas of Havana, AR; his aunt Lynn and her husband, Paul Brewer; and one uncle, Tommy Beason. Pallbearers are Lloyd Rushing, Paul Brewer, Paul McCalister, Mark Brewer, Tim Ballinger and Jason Shelton.

The Waldron News
25 August 2004
TOMMY LEE THOMAS

Tommy Lee Thomas, 39, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, August 19, 2004 in Rainelle, West Virginia. He was a truck driver for L&R Lease Drivers in Fort Smith and he raced at Tri-State and Crawford County Speedways. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by one sister, Tracy Lynn Thomas, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Stephenson. He is survived by one aunt, Carolyn Winslow of Meridian, Idaho; special people to him, Dottie Thomas of Spiro, OK and Phillip; his mother, Sandra Kennedy of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; his father and step-mother, Wendall and Evelyn Thomas of Lavaca, AR; four grandmothers, Audie Lewis of Fort Smith, AR, Susie Hunt of Waldron, AR, Katie Stephenson of Oak Ridge, TN and Lottie Clark of Spiro, OK; three sisters, Amanda Thomas of Roland, OK, Teresa Inness of Tulsa, OK and Dawn Eckrett of Spiro, OK; four brothers, Stephen Thomas of Fort Smith, AR and his wife Annita, Billy Thomas of Oak Ridge, TN, Troy Thomas and Doyal Akers both of Spiro, OK; four nieces and several cousins. Pallbearers were Doyal Akers, Troy Thomas, Kenny McAfee, Ronnie Wilson, Allen Wilson and David Greb. Honorary pallbearers were his crew from L&R Lease Drivers.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
GLADYS MARIE THOMPKINS

Gladys Marie Thompkins, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Sunday, June 27, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired butcher for Buddy Gray's Grocery Store, attended Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cossey, three brothers, and her husband Clarence Thompkins. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30 at the Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Edith Smith of Moffett, Oklahoma and Clarine Thacker of Mena, Arkansas; four sons, Edward Thompkins of Needmore, Lester Thompkins of Waldron, Lowell Thompkins of Waldron, and Johnnie Thompkins of Mena; two sisters, Fern Amons and Melba Henry both of Waldron; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Pallbearers are Floyd Cossey, Jerry Cossey, Bill Cossey, Charles Cossey, Kenneth Cossey and Jimmy Moore. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons.

The Waldron News
21 December 2011
JOHN "ED" THOMPKINS

John "Ed" Thompkins, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at a Fort Smith hospital. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Melba Thompkins of the home; one sister, Edith Smith of Moffett, Oklahoma; two brothers, Lowell Thompkins of Waldron, Arkansas, Lester Thompkins of Mena, Arkansas; three children, Eddie Thompkins and wife Danna of Dodson, Texas, Teresa Jones and husband J.B. of Magazine, Arkansas, Treva Wagner and husband Tim of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by one son, William Carroll Thompkins; one brother, Johnnie Thompkins; one sister, Clarine Thacker and his parents William Clarence and Gladys Marie (Cossey) Thompkins. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Viewing was held on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Dewey Faint, Rickey Thompkins, Dale Thompkins, Dale Tanner, Tommy Mackey, Torrence Underwood, Roy Bailey and Dennis Copeland. Honorary pallbearers were Bradley Chesser, Edward Thompkins and Ronnie Forrest.

The Waldron News
21 November 2012
WILLIAM LOWELL THOMPKINS

William Lowell Thompkins, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas entered into heaven on November 13, 2012. William was born April 5, 1944 in Parks, Arkansas to the late William Clarence and Gladys Marie (Cossey) Thompkins. He loved all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of his friends. His favorite past time was working and fixing old cars. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Thelma Thompkins, five children, Kay Amonds and husband Jimmy, Tawana Redmon and husband Randy, Dale Thompkins and wife Wanda, Debbie Fain and husband Dewey, Hona Tanner and husband Dale, one sister Edith Smith of Moffett, Oklahoma, one brother Lester Thompkins of Mena, Arkansas, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents William Clarence and Gladys Marie (Cossey) Thompkins, two brothers, Johnny Thompkins and Ed Thompkins and one sister Clarine Thacker. Visitation was Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Ouachita Mountains Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. George Crump officiating. Burial will follow at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Steve Watts, Allen Stovall, Jeremy Floyd, Leonard Thacker, Michael Thompkins, Keith Rada, Roy Bailey and Rickey Thompkins. Honorary pallbearers were William Redmon, Stephen Fain, Jimmy Amonds, Tim Adamson, James Alderman and Tim Wagner.

The Waldron News
12 July 2006
ALMA CLARICE THOMPSON

Alma Clarice Thompson of Kansas City, KS passed away Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Blue River Care Center in Kansas City, MO of natural causes. Clarice, as she preferred to be called, was born October 19, 1911 to Jim and Veda Wagner in Nola, Arkansas, the second of five children. In 1934 Clarice married Arlis "Arky" Thompson. Ten years later, they moved to Kansas City, KS where Arlis was employed by North American and after the war, for TWA from this he retired. Arlis passed away in 1980. Clarice worked as a cafeteria supervisor at Lindbergh Grade School in Kansas City for many years. She enjoyed sewing and cooking, and her specialty was bread, cakes and pies. One of her favorite activities was singing gospel music. Clarice was an 80 year member of the Church of Christ, with her last membership being with Westside Church of Christ in Kansas City, KS. Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son Donald and his wife Tina of Kansas City, MO; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Nola Church of Christ with burial following at Parks Cemetery, Nola, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Westside Church of Christ or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America which would be appreciated.

The Waldron News
4 February 2004
AMY SMALLWOOD THOMPSON

Amy Smallwood Thompson of Modesto, CA died December 10, 2003 at the age of 87 years. She was a native of Waldron, Arkansas, born December 22, 1915 in Arkansas. She was survived by a sister, Mary Jane Shavor of Modesto, CA; four nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Jim Smallwood of Waldron and his mother, Mary Smallwood of Modesto, CA; sisters, Audry Smallwood Swank of Richland, WA and Mattie Etoil Smallwood of Jackson, CA and Lucy Ballard Riggs of Modesto, CA. Services were held Dec. 12, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, CA with Rev. Herb Henry officiating. Interment was in Peacevale Garden at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, CA. Pallbearers were Thomas Stovall, Adam Stovall, Brian Tavares, Mickeal Stone, Randy Stone, Jr. and James Stone.

The Waldron News
11 June 2014
BENJAMIN M. "BEN" THOMPSON

Benjamin M. "Ben" Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ben was born April 19, 1929 in Polk County, Arkansas to Frank Thompson and Minnie Lynn Martin Thompson. Ben was 85 years, 1 month and 13 days old. Ben graduated from Mena High School in 1947 after enlisting in the United States Army in September of 1946. He faithfully served his country for 22 years. Upon retirement, he completed both a BS and MS degree at the University of Arkansas. Ben taught industrial education at Gardner Jr. High School in Russellville, Arkansas for 17 years. Ben was a kind and caring man who could fix anything. He loved to travel and see new sights. Ben leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Joyce Grimes Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Mechelle Bailey and husband Jeff of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Madysen Bailey of Fayetteville, Arkansas and one step daughter, Susan Herald and husband Michael of Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada, and one sister, Ann Swaty of Friendswood, Texas. Ben will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Ben is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jerry Ammons Thompson; his parents, Frank and Minnie Thompson; two brothers, Frank Thompson and John Thompson. Ben's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Ben's pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were gentlemen from Wednesday Morning Men's Prayer Breakfast. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Thompson Scholarship For Future Educators, c/o Russellville Community Scholarship Program, 2203 South Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72802.

Scott County Times
29 August 2001
CHARLES THOMPSON

Charles Ray Thompson, 56, Wickes, Arkansas died Sunday, August 26, 2001 in his home. He was a retired construction worker, a Baptist and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Thompson and one daughter, Pamela Thompson. Graveside services will be held at 10 am Friday, August 31, 2001 at Kirk Cemetery at Caughron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is surived by his wife, Sue of the home; two daughters, Cristi and Cody Dunn of Mena and Cindy Beauregard of Phoenix, Arizona [copied as written]; three sons, David Jackson of Kingman, Arizona, Rodney Thompson of Phoenix, Arizona and Allan Thompson of Cooper, Texas; his mother, Edith Thompson of Waldron; two sisters, Edna Sanford of Greenwood and Joyce Wilson of Dierks, Arkansas; and 10 grandchildren.

The Waldron News
7 October 1998
CONNIE WILLIAM THOMPSON

Connie William Thompson, 74 of Waldron, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a logger and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks. Survivors include his wife, Modean, of the home; one brother, Henry Bell Thompson, of Parks. Pallbearers were Doug Moore, Booster Hawkins, Glen Dale Sparks, Bill Barker, Herman Holleman and Chris Thompson. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
26 June 2002
DALE THOMPSON

Bates--Dale Edward Thompson, 74, of Bates, Arkansas died Thursday, June 20, 2002 in his home. He was an employee of Crane Plumbing Company for 38 years, was a World War II veteran and owner and operator of River Oak Charlois Ranch. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Eupha; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and John Roberts of Barling; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Regina Thompson of Ft. Smith; mother, Beatrice Thompson of Waldron; three sisters, Delores Tolbert of Howe, Oklahoma, Geneva Cook of Mesa, Arizona and Kathy Sosa of Fort Smith; three brothers, M.D. Thompson of Mena, Dewayne Thompson and Steve Thompson both of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Mary Ellen and William Roberts and Katy and Maegan Thompson. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
26 August 1998
DONALD DAVID THOMPSON

Donald David Thompson, 55, of Odessa, Florida passed away on August 18,1998. He was born in Brownwood, Texas. He was a manager of a department store. Mr. Thompson moved to the Tampa Florida area in 1985. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Thompson, of Odessa, Florida; one son, David Evan Thompson, of Laverne, Tennessee; two daughters: Carol Thompson Byrd, of Nashville, Tennessee and Donna Yarborough, of Memphis, Tennessee.; his mother, Dorothy Thompson, of Mena; four grandchildren. Services were August 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Refuge Baptist Church in Story, Arkansas with Bro. Tommy Jones officiating and burial was in the Breshears Cemetery in Story under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida.

The Waldron News
27 October 2010
DOROTHY R. THOMPSON

Word was received of the death of Dorothy Ray (Nelson) Thompson of Greenwood, MO. Dorothy was born March 15, 1937 to the late Wilburn & Treedy Nelson of Waldron. She passed away October 20, 2010 in the Pleasant Hill, MO Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, her parents and brother, Charles Nelson. Dorothy is survived by one son, Bryan Searcy and Tammy; one daughter, Karen Bergman and Bill; two grandsons, Denny and Nate Searcy. Dorothy was born and raised in Waldron where she went to school. She moved to Missouri in her late teens where she worked, married and raised her family. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, in St. Bridget Church in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Cemetery.

The Waldron News
22 January 2014
ICY BEATRICE CENTER THOMPSON

Icy Beatrice Center Thompson went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born on June 14, 1921 in Cauthron, AR to the late John and Nancy Center. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Bates, AR. She was the widow of Edward (Ed) Douglas Thompson. She retired from Valmac (Tyson) in Waldron, AR to help raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her children Geneva Cook of Mesa, AZ, Steve (Elaine) Thompson of Van Buren, Dewayne (Iona) Thompson and Kathie (Richard) Sosa of Fort Smith, AR, Don (Bobbie) Thompson of Mena, AR and Dolores Tolbert of Fayetteville, AR. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Bill Center of Alabama and Buford Center of California and 2 sisters, Lora Mae Frost of California and Dorothy Mooney of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Thompson, 2 children, Dale and Jimmy Ray Thompson, 2 grandchildren, Cody Thompson and Sharon Cochran and 12 brothers and sisters. She was a beautiful soul that everyone loved and respected. She touched the lives of everyone she met and showed them a type of love that lasts forever. Heaven gained a sweet Angel that will be missed by her family and friends but the love she shared will never fade. Visitation was held Monday, December 30, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Family had visitation on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 1:00 pm till 2:00 pm. Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gipson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Lance Thompson, Mark Thompson, Eddie Thompson, Mike Thompson, Deon Roop and Juan Sosa.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
JAMES WILLIAM THOMPSON

James William Thompson, 48, of Heavener, Oklahoma died on Friday, December 3, 1999 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Independence Baptist Church and a life long resident of the area, and a retired carpenter. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 1999 with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He is survived by his wife, Carol June Thompson; two daughters, Olie Melane Rainwater and her husband Duane of Poteau, OK and Sara LeAnn Thompson of Heavener, OK; one son, Wesley James Thompson of Ft. Benning, Georgia; his mother, Jimmie Thompson of Heavener, OK; two sisters, Mary Latta of Markham, TX and Martha Cullers of Farmington, TX; one brother, Carmel Thompson of Heavener, OK; and three granddaughters.

Scott County Times
8 January 2003
JERLENE "JERRY" AMMONS THOMPSON

Waldron--Funeral services for Jerlene "Jerry" Ammons Thompson, 73, of Waldron, were held Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 10:30 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Mrs. Thompson died Saturday, January 4, 2003 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ben of the home; a daughter, Mechelle and husband Jeff Bailey of Fayetteville; two sisters, Mevalene Ashford and Evelyn Ammons both of Waldron; and a granddaughter, Madysen Bailey of Fayetteville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, Scott County Library and Pilot Prairie Cemetery in care of Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
6 October 2010
L.B. THOMPSON

L.B. Thompson, 75, of Everett passed away September 30, 2010. He was born May 17, 1935 in Bates, Arkansas, the son of Delbert Lee and Pearl Thompson. He married Bessie Baker July 2, 1954 in Poteau, Oklahoma. L.B. worked for Boeing Aircraft Company for 38 years. L.B. is survived by his wife Bessie; two daughters, Marilyn and husband, Dr. David Gilbertson and Donna Kirk; 6 grandchildren, Jessamyn Durbin, C.T. Kirk, Shelby Kirk, Brandon, Jonny and Mykayla Gilbertson and great-granddaughter, Sadriene Durbin. He also leaves a sister, Patsy Villines. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Claudia Bell, Natha Villines and brothers, Earl and Gerrial Thompson. Visitation will be held at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Ave., Everett on Friday, Oct. 8th from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. A funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9th at the Solie Chapel with a reception to follow in the Fireside Room. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Snohomish.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
MODEAN EDWARDS THOMPSON

Modean Edwards Thompson of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, March 4, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Modean was born January 22, 1931 in Parks, Arkansas. Modean was 82 years, 1 month and 10 days old. Modean is survived by one uncle, Kyle Edwards, one nephew, Bookie Owens and cousins Ralph Nichols, Bill Franklin and Fran Isham all of Waldron, Arkansas. Modean is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Connie Thompson, her parents, and her siblings. Modean's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Modean's pallbearers were Pepper Mitchell, Eugene Taff, Jim Evans, Jeff Gilbert, Jackie Gilbert and David Yandell. Modean's visitation was Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of folowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hawkins Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
PAUL HARVEY THOMPSON, JR.

Paul Harvey Thompson, Jr. of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007 in his home. He was an Assembly of God by faith, an employee of Whirlpool for 26 years before retiring for medical reasons, and a proud member of the "chain gang." He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature and God. Hunting and fishing were his passions. Paul's number one girl was Meagan Wagner. The closest thing to having a son was Chestin Greenwood, his beloved nephew, but the only real children that Paul and his wife shared were 8 and 9 year old Yorkies, Tasha and Taz. Some people have furry children! He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pamela Thompson; three brothers, Ronnie Thompson of Spiro, OK, Thelbert Thompson of Georgia, and Larry Thompson of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Paulette Sliger of Bates, AR, Carla Wagner of Waldron, AR; mother, Ann Thompson of Heavener, OK; sister-in-law, Joni Greenwood; special nephew, Chestin Greenwood; mother-in-law, Sharon Black Woodruff. He went to heaven to be with his father Paul Thompson, Sr., and a great nephew, Kohl Garrett. Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Lamb Cemetery where he will be resting near his beloved nephew, Kohl Garrett, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Walrdon, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Red Chrisman, Dave Tallmadge, Jerry Tallmadge, Goob Wagner, Rick Powell and Chad Houston. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Martindale, Ronnie Powell, Ronnie Thompson, Glen Dale Wagner, Chestin Greenwood, Lonnie McKay, Johnny Wagner and Tom Wagner.

Scott County Times
21 April 2004
SETH STEVEN THOMPSON

Funeral services for Seth Steven Thompson were held at 3:30 pm Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Evening Shade Baptist Church with burial at Upper Camp Creek Cemetery near Muldrow, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Seth Steven Thompson, 24, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 15, 2004 near Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a Toyota technician, a student at O.S.U-Okmulgee, and a member of Evening Shade Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Barto of Waldron, Arkansas; his father, Gordon Thompson of Parks, Arkansas; his grandmother, Gladys Thompson of Parks, Arkansas; two sisters, Bridgett and husband Perry Vincent and Tanya Bennett both of Waldron, Arkansas; two nephews, Lane Black and Ethan Emory Vincent, both of Waldron, Arkansas; two aunts, Evelyn Johnson of Mena, Arkansas and Doris Graves of Waldron, Arkansas; and one uncle, Gaylon Thompson of Topeka, Kansas. Pallbearers were Dustin Owens, Keith Sanders, Jeremy Slaten, Josh Sanford, Mike Maples and Jerrod Chrisman.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
THELMA E. THOMPSON

Thelma E. Thompson, 87, of Waldron died Jan. 1, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired nurses aid and attended the Nola Church of Christ and was the widow of Clyde (Buck) Thompson. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Jan. 12, at the Nola Church of Christ with burial at Parks Cemetery, Nola, Arkansas, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Viewing was from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
VERNA THOMPSON

Verna Lee Thompson, 84, of Witcherville, died January 6, 2001 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and former employee of Gerber Products Company, member of Witcherfille Fellowship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Homer Thompson. Funeral services were January 9, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mount Harmony Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by one daughter, Rama Jane Martin of Greenwood; two sons, Curtis Ben Thompson of Witcherville and Rev. William Don Thompson of Barling; two sisters, Wanda Cusick of Witcherville and Helen Robinson of Mansfield; one brother, Harlan Cross of Witcherville; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Cockrall, Randy Cross, Sonny Clopton, Bobby Johnson Gerald Puckett and Fred Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 685, Greenwood, Ark. 72936 or Fellowship Baptist Church, Witcherville, AR.

The Waldron News
15 January 2014
BERNICE THORNTON

Bernice Thornton, 92, passed from this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Bernice was born December 16, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri to Roy Gilbert Parker and Mary (Jones) Parker. She had one younger brother and sister, four older brothers and one twin sister, Gladys Wiggins (all deceased). She was a homemaker. In 1941 she married her childhood sweetheart, Lotus Moody (Buster) Thornton. Buster and "Red", as she was affectionately known, were happily married until Buster passed in 1985. After his death, Bernice moved to Arkansas where she lived with her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, the late Phil Stinson. Bernice was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Roy Thornton of Waldron, Arkansas, Mary Stinson of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Larry Thornton and daughter-in-law Judy Thornton of Independence, Missouri. "Nanny" will be forever missed by her three grandchildren, Sherry Stinson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Bernie Stinson of Cedar Creek, Arkansas and Brandy Wiedenmann of Raytown, Missouri. She will also be missed by her four great grandchildren, Bronson Stinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Benjamin Stinson of Hayworth, Oklahoma and Sydney and Riley Wiedenmann of Raytown, Missouri. Bernice will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held January 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Kansas City, Missouri. Interment is at Park Lawn Memorial Cemetery also in Kansas City, Missouri. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bernice's pallbearers were Mike Kirkendall, Bob Hartford, David Frye, Denny Wiedenmann, Bronson Stinson and John Hammons.

The Waldron News
29 September 2010
DELOIS TIDWELL

DeLois Tidwell, 76, of Mount Ida, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 1, 2010. She was born January 31, 1934 in Parks, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, G.E. and Beulah McCraw and her brothers, Eugene McCraw and Arnold McCraw. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dewitt; her son Bruce and daughter-in-law Kim of Little Rock; a granddaugther, Breanna; and her sister, Doyce McDaniel of Mountain Home. She was a beautician when she first moved to Mount Ida before marrying Dewitt and quitting to raise her family. More recently, she was active in the Mount Ida Church of God. Memorials may be made to the Mount Ida Church of God at P.O. Box 603 in Mount Ida, AR 71957. Funeral services were held at the Mount Ida Church of God.

Scott County Times
21 April 2004
ROBERT TILGHMAN

Robert Miles Tilghman, 82, of Huntington, Arkansas died Saturday, April 17, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired brake repairman. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 2 pm at the Martin Chapel in Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; two daughters, Shannon Jachera of Huntington and Dorothy Zohalla of Mansfield; one brother, Bill Clark of Mansfield and 6 grandchildren.

Scott County Times
1 March 2006
ALDENA TINDER

Aldena Tinder, age 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 26, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Joe Tinder of the home; one daughter, Vickie Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Ron Beard of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Amie Brooks of Montana, Chelsea Kellogg of Waldron, Arkansas, Courtney and Justin May of Texas; one great granddaughter, Alisha Brooks of Montana; four sisters, Geneva Piper of Mena, Arkansas, Linda Hill of Nashville, Arkansas, Edna Piles of Parks, Arkansas, Teresa Rodebush of Austin, Texas; one brother, Aaron "Bub" Scott of Boles, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert W. and Bonnie E. Scott; one sister Thelma Johnston; and one granddaughter, Heather Johnson. Serving as pallbearers were Kris McCullah, Steve Egger, David Hill, Randal Broomfield, Scott Leatherwood and Justin Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Randy McCafferty, James Scott, Larry Wade, Ricky Frachiseur, Mike Morrow, Steven Godfrey, Josh Leatherwood and Jered McMillan.

The Waldron News
29 November 2006
AUDREY VERNICE (HALE) TINDER

Audrey Vernice (Hale) Tinder, 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 20, 2006 at her home. She was retired from the Postal Service, and enjoyed her life as mother, grandmother and great-granny. She faithfully attended the Waldron Church of the Nazarene and loved her church family. She was a devoted Christian, teacher and wonderful, shining example of what a joy it is to serve the Lord. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with interment at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Eldred Tinder; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dan Goff of Mansfield, AR; one son, Thurston Tinder of Waldron, AR; five grandchildren, Melissa Tinder, Stephen Tinder, Mark Tinder and fiance Tarra Collett, Kim and husband Adam Shaddon, David Goff and wife Chantel; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Polly and husband Dencil Carter of Belleville, AR, Carolyn and husband Tommy Hill of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Ellis Hale and wife Nadine of Waldron, AR, Ira L. (Lindy) Hale and wife Jean of Harpes Ferry, W.VA and Leslie (Sonny) Hale and wife Edith of Ozark, AR. Special thanks to Dr. Mackey and his staff, also to the Peachtree Hospice staff for their professionalism and compassion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 823, Waldron, AR 72958; Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Ave., Suite 33, Fort Smith, AR 72903; or the charity of your choice. Pallbearers were David Goff, Stephen Tinder, Mark Tinder, Adam Shaddon, Mike Hill and Brandon Ward.

The Waldron News
6 January 2010
ELDRED TINDER

Eldred Tinder, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, December 28, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Eldred was born April 9, 1928 in Logan County, Arkansas to the late Elbert Leroy Tinder and Cless D. (Brothers) Tinder. He attended the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene and was a retired carpenter and contractor. He was known by most residents around Scott County for his blackberries. Eldred enjoyed fishing and hunting but most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eldred is survived by his daughter Kathy Goff and husband Dan of Mansfield, Arkansas; a son, Thurston Tinder of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Elgie Jeffery of Waldron, Arkansas; a brother, Joe Tinder of Waldron, Arkansas and numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Audrey (Hale) Tinder; a grandson; and a sister. Services for Eldred were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. David Goff officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
8 August 2007
MARGARET NEEF TISCHER

Margaret Neef Tischer, age 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away August 1, 2007. She was born December 27, 1920 in Commerce, Texas to Albert Walter Neef and Jo Robert Neef. On April 13, 1954 she married Lewis Earl Tischer. Margaret was of the Methodist faith and retired from Texas Instruments. She is survived by her children, Charles Joseph Kurlan of McKinney, Texas, Robert Neef Kurlan of Plano, Texas, Linda Tischer Hagen of Farmersville, Texas and William Earl Tischer of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Lydia Murawski, Stephanie King, Natalie Tischer, Samantha Tischer and Rachel Tischer; two great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Neef; sister, Faye Chartrand and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Earl Tischer in 1970. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
7 April 2010
WALTER LEE TOLBERT

Walter Lee Tolbert passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the age of 84, in Ft. Smith. His service was held April 2 at the Loving Baptist Church and interment followed at Loving Cemetery. Survivros include 3 daughters, Eva Rogers and Joan Dungan both of Waldron; Sharon Garrison of Bella Vista; 2 sons, Stephen Tolbert of Parks and Michael Tolbert of Fayetteville; 1 sister Ruth Forehand of McAlexter, OK; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
12 July 2006
GERALDINE V. TOLLETT

Geraldine V. Tollett, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in a Waldron nurshing home. She was a member of the Waldron Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
6 June 2001
DARRELL TRANTHAM

Darrell Trantham, 55, of Mansfield died Saturday, June 2, 2001 in Hackett. He was a retired shipyard machinist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Evans Cemetery in Excelsior, Arkansas with burial following under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Campisi of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Sheryl Adams of Booneville, Arkansas; three sons, Jarrod of Las Vegas, Nevada, Darrell Trantham III of Mansfield and Danny of South Fork, Utah; four sisters, Regina Fox of Excelsior, Arkansas, Nancy Perkins and Brenda Lane both of Hartford, and Betty Gomes of California; three brothers, Allen of Midland, Arkansas, Bill of California and Danny of Hartford; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
JUDY MARIE TRAMPP

Judy Marie Trampp, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. Judy was born February 4, 1947 to the late John Roscoe and Bessie (Sparks) Mock in Waldron, Arkansas. Judy is survived by one son Michael Trampp of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-grandson Dalton Petty of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-daughter Shirley Cox of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-son Jerry Trampp of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Johnnie Langston of Waldron, Arkansas, Ora Lovegrove of Fort Smith, Arkansas, one brother John Mock of Waldron, Arkansas and by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don Trampp. Visitation was Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
21 March 2007
EVA CHRISTENSON TRAUX

Eva Christenson Traux, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 12, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by all of her friends at the Waldron Nursing Center.

Scott County Times
5 May 2004
NELLIE "HAMILTON" TRAVIS

Ft. Smith--Funeral services for Nellie "Hamilton" Travis, 86, of Fort Smith will be held Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial will follow at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Travis died Monday, May 5, 2004 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was the widow of William Hamilton and was retired from G.E. Survivors include a daughter, Gladys Herpich and husband Fred of White City, Kansas; two sons, William Ed Hamilton and his wife Josephine of Greenwood and Vernon Hamilton of Fort Smith; three sisters, Lexie Millard of Waldron, Violet Honea of Renton, Washington and Hollis Isham of Duncan, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
14 October 2009
MARGARET M. TRENT

Margaret M. Trent, 76, of Waldron, formerly of Danville, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born January 1, 1933 in Fourche Valley to the late Roma and Agnes Beasley Humphreys. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Terry and Pam Trent of Russellville; daughters Debby Robers of Belleville, Margret Pickens of Waldron; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
12 May 2004
DOROTHY TROTTER

Waldron--Dorothy Lee Trotter, 89, of Boothe community died Friday, May 7, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of L.A. Trotter. Funeral services were held 3:00 pm Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Martin Chapel-Mansfield with burial at Trotter Cemetery at Boothe, near Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by two daughters, Lannie Moom of Fresno, California and Audrey Scantling of Boothe, Arkansas; one son, Gene Trotter of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, Doc Cross of Plainview, Texas; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Todd Scantling, Sammy Harwell, Jim Kendall, Darrin Thornsberry, Stan Scantling, Dewayne Rector and Randy Hanoman.

Scott County Times
28 January 2004
L A TROTTER

Boothe--Funeral services for L A Trotter, 86, of Boothe were held Friday, January 23, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Burial followed at Trotter Cemetery at Boothe under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Trotter died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired mechanic and an Army veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a member of the Boothe Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Lannie Moon of Fresno, California and Audrey Scantling of Boothe; a son, Gene Trotter of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three sisters, Jewell Jones of Waldron, Harriet McDaniel of Longview, Washington and Bonita Farmer of Irving, Texas; and twelve grandchildren. Pallbearers were Todd Scantling, Brian Jones, Sammy Harwell, Jim Kendall, Randy Hanoman and Dewayne Rector.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
WALLACE "RED" TROTTER

Wallace Trotter, 81, of Rose Valley died Sept. 2, 2007 at home, two days before his 59th wedding anniversary. He was born Oct. 4, 1925 in Alf, Ark. to Howard and Mamie (Brooks) Trotter and moved to the local area in 1951. Red's high school education was interrupted for active duty in the armed forces where he served with the Army's 283rd Combat Engineers during World War II. After his tour of duty, he completed his education. He married Loretta Evans Sept. 4, 1948 in Harvey, Ark. They owned and operated T&T Tire Service Inc. for 40 years, retiring in September of 2006, just before Red's 81st birthday. Mr. Trotter was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis, the American Legion, the Eagles and the Elks. His work was his play, and he had been working and playing at his home for 48 years. Red was respected and loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Loretta, at home; two daughters, Rosemary Anderson of Three Rivers, Calif., and Elizabeth "Biz" Brentano of Rose Valley; three sons, Jerry K. Trotter of Rose Valley, Robert Trotter of Kelso and Steve Trotter of Longview; four brothers, Covil, Don, Hulen and Darrel Trotter; two sisters, Sharon Hamilton and Joy Petersen; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Steel Chapel at Longview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Trotter Scholarship Foundation at Cowlitz Bank. Arrangements are by Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
20 October 2004
TRACIE LEIGH BOURNS TROUT

Tracie Leigh Bourns Trout, 32, of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 11, 2004 in her home. Tracie was born December 15, 1971 in Albany, Georgia. She was a Jr. High English teacher at Haynesville School (Claiborne Parish, LA), member and Second Grade Sunday School Teacher at Central Baptist Church and a Girl Scout Leader. She was Claiborne Parish Teacher of the Year 2002-2003. She held a BSE degree and was in her final semester of her Master's degree in Public School Administration at Southern Arkansas University. Survivors are her husband, Mark Trout; infant son, Samuel Trout; daughter, Hannah Trout all of Magnolia, AR; her parents, Greg and Maureen Bourns of Waldron, AR; brothers, Scott Bourns of Meadville, PA, Jeffrey Bourns of Russellville, AR, and Brandt Bourns of Fayetteville, AR; half-brother, Roy L. Bourns of Fort Polk, LA; half-sister, Theresa L. Bourns of Pensacola, FL; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Lottie DuBoise of Chunchula, AL; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Central Baptist Church with Bro. David Wood officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia. Interment will follow at a later date in Turnerville Cemetery in Turnerville, AL. Family visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2004 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haynesville Junior High School, 9910 Hwy. 79, Haynesville, Louisiana 71038, or to the American Cancer Society. Pallbearers will be Steve Craig, Douglas Richardson, Perry Anderson, John Robert Shirmer, Todd Trimble and Jeff Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be her cousins, Paul DuBoise, David DuBoise, Steve Jones, Phillips Montgomery, Heath Murry and Charles Roady.

Scott County Times
1 March 2006
HAZEL TROZZI

Hazel Mae (McDaniel) Trozzi, 57, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006 in Waldron. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Stacey James of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Maverick Trozzi of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Amber McCullah, Blaine McCullah, Braiden (Miracle) James, Jamie Trozzi, Shelbie Trozzi and Hayden Trozzi; one sister, Jane (Pete) Newman of Waldron, Arkandas; four brothers, Henry McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas, Bud McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas, Bo McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas and James McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas; and caregivers, Jr. and Peggy. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Frank and Edna McDaniel; one sister, JoAnn Yancey; and two brothers, Coleman and Mackey McDaniel. Pallbearers were Trenton McDaniel, Keith Kesterson, James Mason, Darrell McDaniel, Robert Newman and Ron Scantling.

The Waldron News
30 July 2008
IRMA DEAN TROZZI

Irma Dean Trozzi, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 25, 2008 in her home. She is survived by 2 sons Nick Trozzi of Greenwood, Rick Trozzi of Waldron; 4 grandchildren Brandy Davis and Jill Trozzi both of Greenwood, Vernan Trozzi and Stacy James both of Waldron, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment at the Hon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Graves, Gerald Taff, Andrea Lane, Ronnie James, Bill Tull and McLaine McEntire.

The Waldron News
26 October 2011
MARY ELLEN TRUMBLE

Mary Ellen Trumble, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Mary was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She loved to be outside in her garden and loved her many dolls. Mary is survived by one daughter Amenda Lee Wagner and husband Billy Wayne, two sons, John Allen Trumble and wife Annie, Terrel Keith Trumble and wife Verlene, nine grandchildren, Travis Wayne Wagner, Clinton Dale Wagner, John Ross Wagner, Terrel Lee Trumble, Kristen Carnahan, Valene Byford, Erin Stoddard, Traci Rogers and John Bryce Trumble. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren: Jessica Trumble, Victoria Trumble, Trenten Trumble, Zackery Trumble, Josiah Trumble, Kaleb Truble, Kimber Carnahan, Marshal Carnahan, Brittany Meagan Wagner, Chase Derek Wagner, John Ryan Wagner, Garrett Wayne Wagner, Benjamin Stoddard, Bethany Stoddard and Zachary John Rogers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Clinton Wagner, Chase Wagner, Billy Carnahan, Brad Byford, Joe Stoddard and Ross Wagner.

The Waldron News
28 July 2010 & 4 August 2010
MAVIS TRUMBLE

Oklahoma City resident, Mavis Loretha Trumble, passed away on July 10, 2010, with her family by her side. She was born June 8, 1935 in Needmore, Arkansas to Buster and Lela Owens. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, one infant child and her parents. Survivors include her children, Mike Trumble and wife Patti of Shawnee, Russell Trumble and wife Becky of Moore, Karen Smith of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Worman Owens and Donny Owens, both of Waldron; one sister, Verna Rogers of Waldron, and numerous family members. Services were held at Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Scott County Times
18 September 2002
MINNIE RUTH TRUMBLE

Boles--Funeral services for Minnie Ruth Trumble, 92, of Boles were held Friday, September 13, 2002 at 2 pm at Boles Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed at Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Trumble died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired furniture factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Trumble was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Trumble; a son, Leroy Trumble and three grandchildren, Lonnie Trumble, Saundra Bruton and Steven Rose. Survivors include two daughters, Doris and husband Basil Bruton of Boles and Peggy and husband Dub Rose of Boles; a daughter- in-law, Mavis Trumble of Moore, Oklahoma; three sons, TJ and wife Dixie Trumble of Portage, Indiana, Bob and wife Joann Trumble of Mt. Home and Jim Trumble of Anchorage, Alaska; thirteen grandchildren, Tom Trumble, Brenda Trumble, Barbara Cowsert, Chuck Trumble, Terry Trumble, Mike Trumble, Russell Trumble, Karem Smith, Ron Bruton, Mark Trumble, Jason Trumble, Tony Rose and Sheila Jones; twenty-three great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ron Bruton, Tony Rose, Mike Trumble, Russell Trumble, Mark Trumble and Tom Trumble. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Rose and Randy Jones.

The Waldron News
14 July 2010
PAMELA ANN TRUMBLE

Pamela Ann Trumble, formerly of Waldron entered the Kingdom of Our Lord and Saviour on July 7, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer. Pam was born in 1952 in Altmar, NY to Anna Miner and Floyd Trumble. She blew her candles out on the 25th of every June. Pam leaves behind to lovingly cherish her memory and pass along her jokes four daughters, Laurie Scantling & husband Donny of Waldron, Toni Price of Calhoun Falls, SC, Anna Eaves & husband Jon of Odessa, TX and her baby, Dami Elliott and husband Buba of Abbeville, SC; 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; six sisters, Sheila Casaus who had lovingly taken Pam into her home and cared for her in her last days, Luana of Roswell, NM, Nikki of Kirtland, NM, Bonnie of Abbeville, SC, Vicki of Bloomfield and Carole of Aztec, NM; six brothers, Roger and Larry of Abbeville, SC, Bob and Mike of Greenwood, SC, David of Henderson, NY and Bud of Purhump, NY and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Pam was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Daniels, a brother Kenny Miner and granddaughter, Blanca Renee Scantling. Pam never met a stranger and made friends everywhere she went. She always had a joke to share and could make anyone laugh. She will always be remembered for her humor and quick wit. She left this world with a smile on her face.

The Waldron News
21 June 2006
FREDDIE L. TUCKER

Freddie L. Tucker, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 12, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a heavy equipment operator, Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one sister, Ruthie Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred T. Tucker and Annie Fay Tucker; sisters Lee Alda Tucker and Ada Lee Forrest; brothers J.T. Tucker, Charles Audrey Tucker, Glen Weldeon Tucker, Billy Burl Tucker and his wife, Polly, and Harvey Dee Tucker. Pallbearers were Bruce Owens, Stanley Forrest, Elwon Forrest, Everett Forrest, Harvel Tucker and Cole Tucker.

The Waldron News
19 February 2003
HAROLD TUCKER

Bossier City, LA--CMSgt. Sam W. Tucker (USAF, ret.) passed away at Willis Knighton Medical Center Tuesday, February 11, 2003 after a brief illness and was buried with military honors at the Old Sarepta Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Sarepta, LA on Thursday. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1941 and entered the Army Air Corps. During WWII, he served in England, Italy, North Africa and Burma, India. As a Crew Chief on the C-47 aircraft, he was awarded the Air Medal for his contributions during the resupply of Allied troops by air from India over the Himalyana Mountains to China, often called "Flying the Hump." He retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant with 23 years of service. He retired from LSU- Shreveport n 1981. He loved Bluegrass Music and returned to many of the Turkey Track music festivals. His mother was Gertrude Brigance Tucker and he enjoyed participating in the Brigance reunions held in Waldron. He was always thankful for Jack Brigance and the help he gave to his family when Sam was a barefoot boy growing up in Arkansas. As a Christian, his motto was, "Be kind to somebody today." He loved his family and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice Crabtree Tucker; daughter Carolyn Grimsley of New Providence, NJ; son Harold Tucker of Shreveport, LA; and four grandchildren, Cassandra Grimsley of NY, NY, Craig Grimsley of Bossier City, LA, Sarah Tucker and Grace Tucker both of Shreveport, LA; three sisters, Mildred Hunter, Dollie Barton of Oceanside, CA, and Neta Rhine of Sylmar, CA; and his brother, Lester Tucker of McAllen, TX.

Scott County Times
10 January 2001
HARVIE TUCKER

Harvie Dee Tucker, 63, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, January 1, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a construction worker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am January 4, 2001, Thursday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Lucy Tucker of the home; one daughter, Connie Owens of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Harvel and Taylor Tucker of Waldron, Arkansas; two step-sons, Jimmy Lawler of Greenwood, Arkansas and Charles Lawler of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Ruthie Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Freddie Tucker of Waldron, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren.

Scott County Times
18 August 2004
LOU ANN TUCKER

Rogers--Funeral services for Lou Ann Tucker, 70, of Rogers, Arkansas were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Lou Ann Tucker passed away Thursday, August 12, 2004 in her home. She was the widow of Ray Tucker, a retired school teacher for Waldron Public School System, member of the Lowell First Baptist Church, member of the VFW Auxiliary, member of the Scott County Retired School Teacher Association, a volunteer math and reading tutor for Lowell Elementary School and Frank Tillary Elementary School, and an avid quilter. She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Tyler of Springdale and Connie Janczys of Rogers; one son, Ray Tucker of Blytheville, Arkansas; one sister, Mary Lea Bouchard of Satellite Beach, Florida; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Matthew Tyler, Trey Tucker, Nicholas Tucker, James Jeffery, Harlon Hawkins and Eddie Harrison.

Scott County Times
30 October 2002
LUCY ELLEN TUCKER

Waldron--Lucy Ellen Tucker, 56, of Waldron passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 in her home. She was a receiving clerk for Walmart and attended Packsaddle Church. Viewing was Thursday, October 24 from 2 pm to 9 pm at Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, October 25, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Lawler of Greenwood and Charles Lawler of Waldron. One brother, Charlie Moore of California. Two grandchildren Austin and Madison Lawler of Greenwood.

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
THOMAS RAY TUCKER, SR.

Thomas Ray Tucker, Sr., 69, of Lowell, formerly of Waldron, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 in his home. He was retired from the U.S. Marines, a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam wars. He was a Baptist, a member of the American Legion, Elk Club and a member of the Retired Marine Corp. Association. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include his wife, Lou Ann Tucker of the home; two daughters, Jo Ann Tyler of Springdale and Connie Jean Janczys of Rogers; one son, Thomas Ray, Jr., of Blytheville; two sisters, Marie Marrable of El Dorado and Relda Langley of Longview, Tex; six grandchildren: Matthew and Tracy Tyler, Thomas Ray and Nichoulas Tucker, and Caitlin and Tristin Janczys. Pallbearers were Walter Janczys, Dale Tyler, Matt Tyler, J.C. Cash, Terry Plummer and Alton Epperson. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Waldron News
22 March 2000
ROBERT LAFOLLETTE TULLER

Robert Lafollette Tuller, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, March 17, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired aircraft mechanic, veteran of WWII and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirlee Tuller. Mr. Tuller's body was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one son, Terry Tuller of California; one brother, Jess Tuller of Beloit, Wisconsin; one grandson, Michael Tuller of Portland, OR; and three nieces, Bonnie Burdick and Ginger Skaife both of Beloit, Wisconsin and Patti Roets of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
28 May 2003
AVA NELL TURMAN

Ava Nell Turman, 81, of Heavener, OK died Thursday, May 22, 2003 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a long time resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Triple L, Missionary Union and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Ladies Auxiliary. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Heavener with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Ok. She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Turman. They were married on Nov. 18, 1939. She is survived by two daughters, Janell Smedley of Poteau, OK and Judith Ann & husband Bill Huie of Heavener, OK; one son, Dr. Robert Allen "Bud" Turman of Sapulpa, OK; two brothers, Hymon & Henryetta Russell of Tulsa, OK and Byron & Anne Russell of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren and two step grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
2 March 2011
NINA MAE FROST TURNER

Nina Mae Frost Turner, 78, of Broken Arrow, died Friday, February 18, 2011. Funeral services for Mrs. Turner were held at 10:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Park Grove Cemetery. The family has entrusted Christian-Gavlick Funeral Home with arrangements. Mrs. Turner was born May 5, 1932 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to Edgar and Ruth (Gilbreath) Frost. She left Parks, AR after graduating high school to work in Washington, DC as a FBI file clerk. She met George Turner at a dance studio and had their first date on his birthday in 1952. They were united in Holy matrimony on November 8, 1952. They made their family home in Greenbelt, Maryland. George and Nina moved to Broken Arrow in 1955; thereafter Mrs. Turner was a devoted homemaker, a part-time teacher and an active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, antique shopping, traveling and volunteering. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Turner is survived by her two sons, Allen Turner and his wife Donna of Sapulpa, and Joel Turner and his wife Sheila of Blanchard; four daughters: Talitha Young and her husband James of Woodward, Tina Buie and her husband Shannon of Tulsa, Raina Droll and her husband Jeff of Bixby and Jill Turner of Silver Spring, MD; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Peggy Hudson of Waldron, Arkansas and numerous other relatives and friends. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, parents & 1 brother, Bufford Frost.

The Waldron News
20 October 1999
WANDA HELMS TURNER

Wanda Helms Turner, 48, of Alma, Arkansas died on Thursday, October 14, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired waitress and a Baptist. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Center Point Cemetery near Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, Douglas Dunbar of Maumelle, AR and Mark Moore of Alma, AR; her mother, Annie Helms of Hon, AR; two sisters Georgia Coatney of Greenwood, AR and Wilma Sandifer of Greenwood, AR; two brothers, J.C. Helms and J.T. Helms of Hon, AR; and one grandchild, David Blaine Dunbar of Maumelle, AR. Pallbearers were Rick Coatney, Curt Ledbetter, Justin Ledbetter, Bobby Helms, Eric Sandifer and Rodney Sandifer.

The Waldron News
17 June 1998
MISTY LEIGH TURNIPSEED

Misty Leigh Turnipseed, 21, of Hackett, died Friday, June 12, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15 at Mt. Olive Cemetery near Hackett. Survivors include her husband, Chris; one daughter, Alyssa Brooke Turnipseed, of the home; parents: Charlene and Lonnie Sudberry, of Abbott; maternal grandmother, Ruth Williams, of Mansfield; two sisters: Lonene Turner, of Mansfield and Karen Richardson, of Fort Smith; three nieces: April Joy Turner, Nikki Richardson and Katlin Richardson. Pallbearers were Mark Beckham, Chris Brewer, Robert Little, Joey Moore, Tim Morrison and Brent Silvey. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
18 October 2000
PEARL TWYMAN

Pearl Twyman, 91. of Boles passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at her home. She was born August 29, 1909 in Aurora Springs, Missouri to the late Andrew Jackson Hollaway and the late Mary Lorinda Carver Hollaway. Mrs. Twyman was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 60 years and was very active in her faith before becoming ill. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include two daughters, Marvina Irene Davis of Boles and Marylou Bates of Boles; two grandchildren, Roger Dale Bates of Boles and Adrienne Worell of San Antonio, Texas. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 21, at 11 am at the Waldron Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
19 December 2001
LAURA TYLER

Laura Dee Tyler, 89, of Waldron died Friday, December 14, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a Presbyterian and widow of Bud Tyler. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Hogge of Greenwood, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald L. and Joyce Tyler of Baltimore, Maryland; one granddaughter, Theresa Adams of Baltimore; two step grandchildren, Melinda Stevens of Fort Smith and Richard Hogge of Mansfield; 4 step great grandchildren; 1 step great great grandchild.

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