SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2016
SURNAME "V"

The Waldron News
19 September 2007
MILDRED ELOISE VAN CLEAVE

Mildred Eloise Van Cleave (Pollard), 84, journeyed to the next life on September 1, 2007 in Phoenix, AZ with her daughter and granddaughters beside her after a brief illness. Services were held at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10:00 a.m. Eloise is survived by daughter, Patsy Ann Duty (Bailey); two granddaughters, Pamela Duty and Denae Steeves and one son-in-law, Clint Steeves, all of Phoenix, AZ. Eloise lived in Waldron most of her life and was preceded in death by her sister, Doris, father and mother, Fred and Lottie Pollard. Eloise will join her loved ones in her final resting place, Duncan Cemetery. Eloise had many dear and close friends from her passion for bingo and horse races at Oaklawn. She was proud that she crossed both oceans, Pacific to the Phillippines and Atlantic to Germany. She owned a business in Harker Heights, TX with her husband Steve.

The Waldron News
15 October 2014
DUDLEY VERNE VANDERHOFF

Dudley Verne Vanderhoff, gone to meet his maker on October 6th 2014, only 9 days shy of his 80th birthday. Born in Crandon, Wisconsin, October 15th, 1934, the only child of Creston Isaac Vanderhoff and Marvel Arleigh Vanderhoff (Dudley). Shortly after birth the family moved to Woodruff, Wisconsin where he attended AV-W School, graduating in 1952. Dudley served in the US Army (Korea) from 1956 to 1958. On January 2nd, 1960 Dudley married Sandra Meyer. They have two children, Robin S. (Patrick) Perkins, currently of Waldron, Arkansas and Creston D. Vanderhoff (Heidi) of Hortonville, Wisconsin, and two grandchildren, Sanorraine and Rae Ann Vanderhoff, also of Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his parents, Creston in 1978 and Marvel in 1985. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and one uncle, Loyal "Tiny" Dudley of Woodruff, many cousins and his 'adopted' family, Jim and Terry Harmon of St. Hermain and their three children, Ashlee (Patrick Koffler), Kyle, Ailee. Dudley fell in love with Arkansas and upon retirement, he and Sandy moved to Waldron, Arkansas where he made many new friends and felt a great sense of peace. He enjoyed the property full of deer, bear and the occasional mountain lion. He drove school bus for the Waldron School District for fifteen years. Retiring the second time at 75. Instead of two, Dudley should have had ten children. He had a great love for young people and was a surrogate father for many. His loves included his family, traveling the U.S. and Canada, anything with an engine - motorcycles, snowmobiles and boats. He felt most at home in nature and loved animals. An avid hunter and fisherman, anything outdoors, count him in! Living with congestive heart failure for the past fifteen years, in December 2013 Dudley became critically ill, prompting a move to the Waldron Nursing Center until February, 2014. Dudley and Sandy then moved back home to Wisconsin in February to the Veteran's Home at King (Waupaca) Wisconsin, as they wanted to be with their family and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel for the King Veteran's Home. Later there will be a Celebration of Life in Woodruff. Condolences may be sent to Sandy Vanderhoff, 422 Bell Avenue, #374 King, Wisconsin 54946. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a no kill animal shelter of your choice or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. We would like to thank Jordan Woodard, his home healthcare aid in Waldron, the Waldron Nursing Center, and the King Veteran's Home for your care of Dudley. As he hoped, Dudley died peacefully in his sleep. To say he will be missed is just not enough. Thanks for the love DAD!

The Waldron News
16 September 2015
SANDRA F. VANDERHOFF

Sandy died Friday, August 7th, 2015 in an Appleton, Wisconsin hospital, from complications following open heart surgery, surrounded by her family. She was 74 years old. A Woodruff native, Sandy was born December 24th, 1940 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander to Ferdinand and Dorothy Meyer. Preceded in death by both parents, husband Dudley departed October 6th, 2014, and one niece Kim Bouchard. Survivors include daughter Robin (Pat) Perkins of Waldron, Arkansas and son Creston (Heidi) Vanderhoff of Hortonville, Wisconsin. Two granddaughters: Sanorraine Vanderhoff of New Berlin and Rae Ann Vanderhoff of Suring. Also survived by three brothers and two sisters. Brothers Darryl (Linda) Meyer of Auburndale, Duane (Jaynce) Meyer of Marshfield, Gary (Linda) Meyer of Unity, and sisters Marlous Bouchard of Marshfield and Barbara Wadd of Minnesota. Sandy has two Godsons: Bill Wadd of Minnesota and Ryan Meyer of Wisconsin. A woman of many talents, Sandy loved sewing, painting, writing and fundraising. She had an array of jobs - Woodruff and Minocqua Movie Theaters, Electro Mel in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin and Bell Telephone, Mr. Theodore's Ultimate, she had a doll and quilt shop in Woodruff for a while. She worked at Calvary Lutheran Church for many years - first as secretary and then youth leader. She was an excellent fundraiser for both AV-W school and Calvary Lutheran Church. She would raise enough money to take groups of kids to different states for week long youth camps each year. One memorable trip was to Colorado. On the return flight she met Maya Angelou. She loved her. She also taught Sunday school at Waldron Pentecostal Church. After retiring, she and Dudley moved to Waldron, Arkansas where she once again got involved with the church producing plays and teaching Sunday School. Her job in retirement was with the Area Agency on Aging assisting the elderly and caring for them in their homes until their death. Her services were highly sought after as she was caring, loving and made them delicious meals. She loved Arkansas and was a member of the Greenridge Quilters. A special thanks to her close friends, Sue Barnett, Barb Barnett, Juanita Barnett, Laura Hill, and Brother Rickey Hunt. February 2014 brought both her and Dudley back to Wisconsin to enter King Veteran's Home in Waupaca. Dudley died in his sleep at King on October 6th, 2014. We had a small service in the chapel at King in October with plans for a military interment at Forest Garden Memorial in Woodruff Sept. 12th 2015. Now we will be having their services together. Sandy unexpectedly needed open heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve, which was successfully done July 24th, 2015 in Appleton. My mother truly didn't mind dying as she looked forward to reuniting with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her last words before the surgery were "Either way, I win!" We will miss her optimistic and fun loving attitude. Funeral services for Sandy and Dudley (He would get a kick out of the extra attention) were Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at Calvary Lutheran Church; Minocqua at 11:00 a.m., interment followed in Woodruff at Forest Garden Memorial Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at Calvary Lutheran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a no kill shelter of your choice, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or Heifer International.

The Waldron News
21 September 2011
VIRGINIA VANDERWOOD

Virginia Vanderwood, 82, of Waldron, AR passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Waldron, AR. She was born May 12, 1929 in Junction City, KS to Percy Olson and Margaret Orr Olson. She was retired from Wolverine Toy Factory in Booneville, AR and retired NA in Michigan and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son Michael Vanderwood. Her body will be cremated and there will be no service. She is surved by 7 daughters, Edith Brown, Paris; Eugena Vanderwood, Orange, CA; Susan Glover, AZ; Vonnie Jean Vanderwood, Nev.; Dossie Beardon, Calif.; Roberta Garren, Texas; Christina Cates, Waldron; two sons, Wynn McClendon and Kelly Bearden of Texas; two sisters, Ella May Sattgas (only one listed) and one brother Bill Olson; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
CHARLIE VAN DE WIELE

Charlie "Mr. Rodeo" Van De Wiele, Sr., age 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, November 6, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired truck drive, a member of the Birdsview Methodist Church and president of the Waldron Rodeo Club for 20 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Elva and a granddaughter. He is survived by three daughters, Judith Thompson, Jean Brooks and Joyce Dye all of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; three sons, Charles, Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Earl of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Curtis of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Louise Newberry of Waldron, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
1 June 2005
ELVA VANDEWIELE

Elva Vandewiele, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, May 28, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and member of Birdsview Church. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter. Graveside services were held at 10 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Square Rock Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband Charlie; three daughters, Judith Thompson, Jean Brooks and Joyce Gaston all of Ft. Smith; three sons, Charles Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Earl of Supulpa, Oklahoma and Curtis of Waldron; one brother, Paul Doyle of Sandsprings, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Scott County Times
4 February 2004
RAYMOND LEE VAN DE WIELE

Oklahoma--Funeral services for Raymond Lee Van De Wiele, 74, of Tulsa were held Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Aubry United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Burial followed at a Tulsa, Oklahoma cemetery. Mr. Van De Wiele was born May 11, 1929 at Waldron, Arkansas and died January 15, 2004 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Survivors included his Katrina of the home; a daughter, Teresa Martin of Tulsa; a son, Bobby Van De Wiele of San Francisco, California; two grandchildren, Maggie Martin of Tulsa and John Christopher Martin of Kentucky; a sister, Louise Newberry of Waldron; a brother, Charley Van De Wiele; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The Waldron News
28 January 2009
PANG VANG

Pang Vang, 109, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at her residence. She was the widow of Chue Chou. Pang was born in China on July 3, 1899, the daughter of the late Xia Lue. She was a homemaker and the mother of 17 children. Pang is survived by two sons Vue Moua and wife Houa of Waldro, AR, Pauo Moua and wife Pao Choua Vang of Duluth, Minnesota. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. Pang is also survived by a sister, Yer Vang of Sacramento, CA. Funeral service started at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 30th, and ended at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2009 at the Scott County Fair Building with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were sons and grandsons.

The Waldron News
10 October 2007
GARY VAN OFFREDI

Gary Van Offredi, 56, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, September 1, 2007 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a construction worker and a veteran. Memorial service was on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at Lake Hinkle. He is survived by his wife, Mae Offredi of the home; one step-son, Ryan Byford of the home; one sister, Nancy Offredi of Pennsylvania; four brothers, Albert Offredi, Bruce Offredi, and David Offredi all of Pennsylvania and Carl V. Offredi of Virginia.

The Waldron News
4 November 2015
DONNA FAYE VAN PELT

Donna Faye Van Pelt of Greenwood, Arkansas, formerly of Hackett, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Greenwood, Arkansas. Donna was born May 17, 1936 to Roy Clayton Oaks and Dona A. (Kelly) Oaks in Lake Village, Arkansas. Donna was 79 years, 5 months and 8 days old. She was a member of Hackett First Baptist Church in Hackett, Arkansas. Donna married the love of her life, Charles Van Pelt when she was just a young lady. Together they raised a family of five children and then became precious grandparents. Donna enjoyed fishing with Charles. She really loved cooking for her family and singing at church. She especially enjoyed going to church socials and listening to the talented folks God had placed in her life. Donna leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Kim Lamb and husband Terry of Waldron, Arkansas, and three sons: Charles Van Pelt II and wife Judy of Cedarville, Arkansas, Kenny Van Pelt and wife Lisa of Pueblo, Colorado and David Van Pelt and wife Mindy of Greenwood, Arkansas. Meme will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Charles Van Pelt III, Manolito Van Pelt, Chris Van Pelt, Bro. Phillip Scantling, Jon Lamb and one beloved granddaughter, Kayla Van Pelt as well as six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Donna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Rev. Charles Van Pelt, her parents: Roy and Dona Oaks and one sister and three brothers. Donna's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Hackett First Baptist Church in Hackett, Arkansas. Bro. Phillip Scantling, Bro. Joe Silva and Bro. Fred Oaks officiated. Interment followed in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bong (Manolito) Van Pelt, Charles Van Pelt III, Phillip Scantling, Larry Oaks, Mike Oaks and Jan Colvett. Honorary pallbearers were Danny McBride, Bill Dake and Ed Mitchell. Donna's visitation was Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Hackett First Baptist Church in Hackett, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 May 2017
ELLEN VAN PELT

Ellen Van Pelt of Waldron went to be with her Lord and Savior, May 8, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ellen was born December 13, 1935 in San Angelo, Texas to Charles Taylor and Clara Taylor. Ellen was 81 years old. She was was an active member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Ellen enjoyed crafts and sewing. It's been said that she would do anything for her friends. You could not find any better friend or any worse enemy. Ellen lived life "Her Own Way." Ellen leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons Dale E. Larsen of Hot Springs AR, Brian S. Larsen of Sugar City, CO, and Rickey D. Barclay of Concord CA as well as 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Van Pelt and one son, Mark R. Larsen. Ellen's memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 February 2009
RAYMOND ELLIOT VAN PELT

Raymond Elliot Van Pelt left this world January 24, 2009 to be with his Lord. He is resting in the blessed hands of his saviour where there is no pain, no suffering, and tears will never drop from his beautiful eyes again. Raymond loved his family, and we will forever miss him, until we have our family reunion as we gather together at our Father's table. He is usrvived by his wife Remy Van Pelt of Poter, TX; son Bong Van Pelt and his wife Michele of Riverview, Florida. He has two beautiful grandchildren Eliana and Jared Van Pelt of Riverview, Florida. His parents Rev. Charles and Donna Van Pelt of Hackett; three brothers, Charles Van Pelt of Branch, Kenny Van Pelt of Azel, Texas, and David Van Pelt of Greenwood; and one sister Kim Lamb of Hackett. He had four nephews and one niece all of which he cherished. Raymond served in the Navy where he trained to be an Air Traffic Controller. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller with the United States Government. He also loved to fish and hunt. He was a wonderful cook and loved to play his guitar and loved to share these talents with his family and friends. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 in Mansfield, Arkansas. Funeral Service was 10:30 am Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 in Mansfield with interment to follow at 2:00 pm in the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
22 June 2016
TREVOR LANE VARGAS

Trevor Lane Vargas of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the age of 20 years, 5 months and 7 days old. Trevor was born January 11, 1996 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Trevor proudly served his country in the United States Army. He liked fishing, camping, spending time with family, sitting around campfires, riding four wheelers and swimming. He loved everything, especially his family. He loved to be around his cousins. Trevor was a loving family man. He was excited to be a father. Trevor leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Stormie Vargas of the home and his son, Lucas Lane Vargas. His mother, Precilla A. Vargas of Waldron, Arkansas, father, James E. Stewart of Waldron, Arkansas and Robert L. Tomlin Jr. of Greenwood, Arkansas; two brothers, Jacob Bliss of Waldron, Arkansas and Dylan Bliss of Van Buren, Arkansas and three sisters, Chrissa Shores, Meghan Tomlin and Darcy Tomlin as well as maternal grandparents, Dianne and Tom Pogue of Waldron, Arkansas and paternal grandparents, Butch and Lucy Tomlin. Trevor will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Trevor's life celebration was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Roger Rice officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Shiloh, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Trevor's pallbearers were Alex Pogue, Thomas Pogue, Steven Pogue, Michael Pogue, Bruce Tinsley, Dylan Bliss, Jacob Bliss and Martin Nunez. Honorary pallbearers were Elisha Thomas and U.S. Army battle buddies. Trevor's visitation was Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Trevor's family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The Waldron News
1 November 2000
ROLAND KELLY VARNADO

Mr. Roland Kelly Varnado I, of Nella, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2000 in Scott County. He was born July 25, 1947 in Gulf Port, Mississippi. His age being 53 years, 2 months and 29 days. Mr. Varnado was the son of the late Chester A. Varnado and the late Kella Rainey. He was united in marriage to Linda Sudduth on November 26, 1994 in Mena, Arkansas. He made his home in Nella for the past 20 years, was a farmer and a mechanic, was a member of the New Life Center Church in Waldron, and was active in the choir. He is survived by his wife, Linda Varnado of Nella, AR; three children, Roland Kelly Varnado II of Baton Rouge, LA, Regina K. Matlock of Edna, TX and Richard Kyle Varnado of Nella, AR; two step-sons, Michael Gebhardt of Hamilton, NJ and Joshua Gebhardt of Cherry Hill, AR; one brother, Chester A. Varnado, Jr. of Walker, LA; one sister, Cessise V. Lee of Watson, LA; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 27 in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Isham and Bro. Jerry Isham officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service.

Scott County Times
26 January 2005
CHARLES VARNER

Charles Dan Varner, age 71 of Huntington, died Sunday, January 23 in his home. He was a retired A.B.C. agent for the State of Arkansas, a member of Dayton Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Arkansas Travelers for President Clinton. He is preceded in death by one son, Lance Dan Varner, a grandson, Austin Scott Varner, his parents, Urban and Ora Varner and a brother, Bobby Varner. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville with Rev. Gary Martin and Rev. Bill Whitledge officiating. Burial will follow at Dayton Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Whittaker, Rex Kilgore, Ed Wolfe, Alex Sylvester, Bill Morris and Ed Wilderson. Charles is survived by his wife, Merle; one daughter, Amy Jo Reather and her husband Randall of Witcherville; two sons, Scott Varner and his wife Debbie of Charleston and Britt Varner and his wife Shelia of Greenwood. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Curtis Varner, Cody Varner, Shelby Varner, Jacob Varner, Colby Varner, Logan Reather and Landan Reather. Other survivors include five step-grandchildren, Steve Christenson, Trent Kittrell, Shannon Neal, Kelly Simkins, Felicia Reather and three step-great- grandchildren, Sydnye Neal, Preslye Neal and Joey Santoro. Memorial contributions can be made to Dayton Cemetery, c/o Lewis Ferguson, 5616 Meadowview Road, Huntington, AR 72940 or Dayton Baptist Church, 2305 Apple Blossom Road, Mansfield, AR 72944.

The Waldron News
22 April 2015
JAMES CHARLES VAUGHAN

James Charles (Charlie) Vaughan was born Dec. 16, 1943 in Seminole, OK to Houston and Clara (Gilliam) Vaughan. He crossed over into Glory on April 12, 2015 at the age of 71. Charlie was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong member of the American Legion. After growing up in Erik, OK and Springdale he served three years in the U.S. Army during the Berlin crisis. He started working in the timber and wood products industry in Waldron, AR. This is also where he met his wife of 48 years, Patsy Harris. This started a career that spanned over 30 years until he retired as the Vice President of procurement for Kansas City Southern railroad in 1995. Upon retirement he was a member of the Waldron city council, followed by four terms as the Scott County Judge. His love for horses was also evident throughout his life as he raised, trained and raced quarter horses for himself and others for many years. Charlie is survived by his wife, Patsy of Waldron; two sons, Will and his wife Kristy of Lavaca; Charles Allen and his wife Tami of Lindale, TX; and daughter Savanna of Waldron. Six grandchildren: Reece, Madison, Darby, Kylee, Brooks and Sadie. He is also survived by one brother, John Sarratt and Tammy of Goodman, MO; two sisters, Gloria Forbes and Burl of Skiatook, OK and Cricket Ginnett and Doug of Neosho, MO. Visitation was held Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron with Rev. Ken Overturf and Bro. Rickey Hunt officiating. There will be a private burial prior to the memorial service under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Jeff Gilbert, Bill Wagner, Jerry Davenport, K.J. Johnson, Gary Plummer and Reece Vaughan. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Kesner, Bob Edwards, Ronnie Johnson and Scott County Road Crew. In lieu of flowers memorials donations can be made in Charlie's name to the Scott County Boys and Girls Club at P.O. Box 1013, Waldron, Arkansas 72958 or to First Baptist Church in Waldron at P.O. Box 247, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
21 January 2015
ETTA FLOSSIE VAUGHN

Etta Flossie Vaughn of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Etta was born March 22, 1930 in Waldron, Arkansas to Johnny Wagner and Dellar (Horton) Wagner. Etta was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Church of God near Waldron, Arkansas. Etta, with her sweet spirit and smile to match, was always a joy to be around. She was always welcoming everyone to come in and sit with her to visit and eat. Etta loved to cook and enjoyed sharing with her family and friends. She was notorious for her fried pies. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and working in her flowers. After retiring from the Waldron Furniture Factory, Etta had even more time to do the things she enjoyed. As active as Etta was, her family was the highlight of her life. Time spent with each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren was most precious to her. She especially enjoyed every opportunity to make memories with her great great grandson. There was no doubt of the love and care Etta had for her family. Etta leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Della Yandell of Waldron, Arkansas and one son, Chester Vaughn and wife Kathy of Greenwood, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Alishia Cabe and husband Harrell of Waldron, Arkansas, Kandi Williams and husband David of Greenwood, Arkansas and Chad Vaughn and wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as four great grandchildren: Savanna Thornton and husband Tyler, Marci Aboul-Zelof and husband Marwan, Dustin Williams and Jake Williams and one great great grandson, Cason Thornton. Etta is also survived by one sister, Madie Plum and one brother, James Wagner, both of Waldron, Arkansas. Etta will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, wonderful neighbors and loved ones. Etta is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Chester (Jake) Vaughn, three sisters: Florence Walker, Zadie Dedmon and Ada Oliver and two brothers, Walter Wagner and Carel Wagner and son in law, James Yandell. Etta's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Donnie Wagner officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Etta's pallbearers were her grandsons: Chad Vaughn, Dustin Williams, Jake Williams, David Williams, Tyler Thornton and Harrell Cabe. Honorary pallbearer was Marwan Aboul-Zelog. Etta's visitation was Friday, January 16, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Etta's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
26 November 2014
LEON "TANKER" VAUGHN

Leon Vaughn aka "Tanker" or "Judge" of Dutch Creek, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in his home in Dutch Creek, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Tanker was born April 29, 1931 in Freedom Creek to James Walter "Sonny" Vaughn and Myrtle Pearlee (Owens) Vaughn. He was 83 years, 6 months and 20 days old, and of Primitive Baptist faith. Tanker spent his life in the woods. From peeling poles to skidding logs with a mule. He loved the woods and outdoors, along with a good hunting dog and messing with bees. He loved everything from a good hunt to working with his mule plowing a garden, to playing music with the guitar and fiddle. It could even be said that from time to time, Tanker enjoyed a good old-fashioned western. Even though Tanker enjoyed various activities, his most precious time was those moments he spent with family. He was always up for a big ol' family gathering with everyone he loved. He touched many lives throughout the years with his heart of gold and his willingness to give. For this reason and many more, Tanker was known across the counties as a one of a kind, genuine guy with a lot of friends. Tanker leaves behind to cherish his memory, his adoring wife of 60 years, Fayreen of the home, two daughters, Maxine Wiscour and Melissa Lunsford and husband Steve, three sons, Tony Vaughn and wife Diane, Les Vaughn and wife Glenda, and Jeffery Vaughn all of Dutch Creek, Arkansas. Poppa Leon will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Kerry Stark, Chris Vaughn, Angie Vaughn, Kristin Haggard, Racheal McKibbin and Brandon Lunsford as well as his six great grandchildren: Abbigail, Katelynn, Damon, Dakota, Madison and Alexis. Tanker's memory will be treasured by sisters: Laverne Templeman (twin sister) of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Shirley James and husband Ronnie of Dutch Creek, Arkansas. Tanker will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Tanker is preceded in death by his parents, Sonny & Myrtle Vaughn, one infant brother, one infant sister, one grandson, Anthony and one son in law, James Wiscour. Tanker's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Union Hill, Arkansas with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt and Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Tanker's pallbearers were Chris Vaughn, Brandon Lunsford, Scott Stark, John Haggard, Dustin McKibbin and Tim Defoor. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Owens, Bill Chrisman, Todd Johnston, J.D. Brothers & Melvin Yandell. Tanker's visitation was Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Tanker's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
18 October 2000
ROBERT LEE VAUGHN

Robert Lee Vaughn, age 78, of Nola, Scott County, Arkansas died Friday, October 13, 2000 at his home. Mr. Vaughn was born October 17, 1921 in Bluffton, Arkansas to the late John and Myrtle Bottoms Vaughn. He was a retired sanitation worker for Wayne Poultry and a WWII Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ava Jewell Spears Vaughn, one son, Mickey Lee Vaughn and a grandson, Mark Walker. Survivors are one son, Joe Kim Vaughn of Havana, AR; two daughters, Gail Vaughn of Nola, AR and Vickey Gaston of Gravelly, AR; three brothers, J.C. Vaughn and Elmer Vaughn both of Danville, and Raymond Vaughn of Plainview, AR; one sister, Lillie Pethy of Briggsville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery by Rev. Charley Jones. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

Scott County Times
6 November 2002
JOYCE VAUGHT

Joyce Faye Vaught, 64, of Waldron passed from this life Wednesday, October 30, 2002, in her home. She was employed at Waldron Middle School for 23 years and a member of Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Ona Cole, one brother Lonzo Cole, one sister, Opal Nelson and her first husband, Glen Van De Wiele. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 2, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Holleman, Rev. Brad Kuhl and Rev. James Rector officiating. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron with Rev. Ben Jackson and Travis Plummer officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Joyce is survived by her husband, Tony, a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Terry Plummer of Waldron, two grandsons, Travis Plummer of Conway, Arkansas and Trey Plummer of Waldron, one brother, Johnny Cole of Ft. Smith, one sister, Emma Watkins of Weed, California and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She is also survived by four foreign exchange grandchildren, Dean of Norway, Ainhoa of Spain, Anna of Germany and Marta of Switzerland. Pallbearers were Stanley Brewer, Kerry Barnett, Charlie Riddle, Bill Yates, Dale Kopf and Shane Medford. Honorary pallbearers were Herman Atchley, Kelly Ashford, Bill Needham, John Clyma, Wayne Davis, Harold Carter, James Kopf, Kenny Hanna, Jerry Williams, Brent Keener, Phil Ayers, Brother Herbert Rogers, Dr. Mark Bailey, Billy Hiaumel, and the entire staff of Waldron Middle School. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, or Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 So. "M," Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
13 April 2011
TONY VAUGHT

Tony Vaught, age 77, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 09, 2011 in Waldron. He was born September 16, 1933 in Nunley, Arkansas to the late Haskell Vaught and the late Grace Garrison Vaught. He was married to the late Joyce Van De Wiele Vaught for twenty-nine years. Tony was a truck driver for Dale Rodgers Lumber Company in Mena for many years. He served his country in United States Marines. Tony was a Sunday School Superintendent for twenty years and a church Deacon. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by: Daughters: Mitzi Duckett and husband Ronnie of Mena, Arkansas, Glenda J. Van De Wiele of Fort Smith, Arkansas; grandchildren: Travis Plummer of Waldron, Arkansas, Clay Knighten of Mena, Arkansas, Trey Plummer and wife Evanie of Waldron, Arkansas, Whitney Knighten of Mena, Arkansas; great- grandchildren: Josiah and Evilee Plummer of Waldron, Arkansas; brother: Ronnie Vaught of Deer Park, Texas: sisters: Freddie Ayres of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, June Hiaumet of Mena, Arkansas, Barbara Obenberger of Deer Park, Texas, Judy Hines of Aurora, Colorado, Kathy Clyma of Fort Smith, Arkansas; special friend: Karen Steelgrave of Y-City, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Grace Vaught, son, Todd Anythony Vaught, and sister, Virginia Klafka and brother C.B. Vaught. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Nunley, Arkansas with his grandson, Brother Trey Plummer, officiating. Interment followed at Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Family and friends visitation was Monday, April 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Pallbearers will be Travis Plummer, Clay Knighten, Billy Hiaumet, Mike Ayres, Shane Medford, Joe Hiaumet, Dustin Hiaumet and Jay Vaught.

The Waldron News
25 November 2009
SUSAN "SUZI" VILLARREAL

Susan "Suzi" Villarreal, 73, of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, November 15, 2009. She was a homemaker. Suzi was born February 11, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the youngest child of the late Gordon B. Irwin and Iris Louise (Porterfield) Irwin. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City and was a graduate of Classen High School in Oklahoma City. With her children living in California she was known as the "Cool Mom" and "Mom of the Block." Suzi leaves behind her children and grandchildren who loved their mother and grandmother very much. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her big brother Gordon George Irwin. Suzi's memorial service will be held at a later date in California. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008 & 11 June 2008
DENNIS "D" VINCENT

Dennis "D" Vincent, 51, of Mountain Harbor Resort died Friday, May 30, 2008 in a local hospital. He was born on June 22, 1956 in Dumas, AR to the late Emory C. and Lillian Tarlton Vincent. He did various jobs at Mountain Harbor Resort. He was predeceased by his parents, and one brother, Carroll Vincent. He is survived by his four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mickey and Pam Vincent of Hot Springs, Lynn Vincent of Hot Springs, Tim Vincent of Hot Springs and Perry and Bridgett Vincent of Waldron, AR and his step-mother, Madie Vincent Plum of Waldron, AR. Honorary pallbearers were the staff and employees of the ICU Unit at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Arkansas Hospice, Bill Barnes and the employees of Mountain Harbor Resort. Burial will be at a later time in the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Hot Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Hot Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
STACY TIMOTHY "TINY" VINCENT

Stacy Timothy "Tiny" Vincent passed from this life, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Tim was born March 1, 1966 to the late Emery Carroll Vincent and Lillian (Tariton) Vincent in Dumas, Arkansas. Tim was 46 years, 3 months and 22 days old. Tim enjoyed work in the heat and cooling business. Tim's favorite holiday of the year was July 4, he just loved watching the fireworks. Tim leaves behind to cherish his memory three brothers, Mickey Vincent and wife Pam of Hot Springs, Arkandas, Lynn Vincent of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Perry Vincent and wife Bridget of Waldron, Arkansas; step-mother, Madie Plum of Waldron, Arkansas; three nephews, Michael, Steven, Ethan Vincent; great-niece, Cadance Vincent and great-nephew, Gavin Vincent. Tim is preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, by two brothers, Emery Carroll Vincent, Jr. and Dennis Edwin Vincent. Tim's celebration of life service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Lamb Chuch near Waldron, Arkansas. Entombment followed in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 July 2012
BIRD E. VINES

Bird E. Vines, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away June 25, 2012. He was born January 9, 1028 to Herbert Eugene and Addie Lee (Taylor) Vines. Bird was a WWII Navy veteran, owner and operator with wife Frances of Midway Park Restaurant and gift shop in Y-City, Arkansas. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Fall hunting trips to Colorado were favorite times for Bird and Frances. Bird is survived by one daughter Nancy Roach of Blanchard, Oklahoma, two sons, Gary Richardson and wife Phyllis of Waldron, Arkansas, Bert Vines and wife Lisa of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, seven grandchildren: Tess Keenum of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Charolett Nunez of Waldron, Arkansas, Barbara Root of Waldron, Arkansas, Michael Richardson of Waldron, Arkansas, Jan Carter of Golden, MS, Jennifer Vines of Bentonville, Arkansas and Angelina Vines of Claremore, Oklahoma, 12 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Arrie Stroud of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Lillie Yoder of Waldron, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his wife Frances of 47 years, daughter Annette Shephard of Waldron, Arkansas, one grandson, Jerry Lynn Roach of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one great grandson Jeremy Lynn, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Visitation will be Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Michael Richardson, Ty Richardson, Mikey Keenum, Jacob Root, Preston Ison and Leon Windham. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Dooley Cemetery fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
4 May 2005
EMMA VINES

Emma Vines, 71, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 25, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Abbott First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Steven L.D. Vines. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron, Arkansas with burial at Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, L.D. Vines of the home; seven daughters, Dianna Posey of California, Shirley Bradley of Florida, Nancy McConnell of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sherry Sibary of Van Buren, Arkansas, Lena Gattis of Roland, Oklahoma, Lauri Burdett of Braynt, Arkansas and Debbie Bell of Washington; three sons, James Vines of Greenwood, Arkansas, Steven Sibary of Van Buren, Arkansas and Randy Vines of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Fran Collins; two brothers, Joe and Emil Heinz; twenty-four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andrew Burdett, Joseph Vines, Brandon Davis, Preston Ison, Leon Windom and Herbert Rose. Honorary pallbearers were Darwin Sibary and Jerry Goodnight.

Scott County Times
27 November 2002
FRANCES LEE VINES

Frances Lee Vines, born January 16, 1926 in Asher, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Monday, November 18, 2002. She and her husband Bird Vines of Y-City, Arkansas were owners of Midway Park Restaurant and Gift Shop for 48 years. Mrs. Vines was a former board member of the Arkansas Restaurant Association for a number of years; founding board member of Scott County Hospital; former board member of Sodie Davidson Park and a member of Eastern Star. Her interests included gardening, crafts, quilting, fishing and camping. She was proud to have played on the 1943 Oklahoma State Basketball Championship team of the Asher High School Indians. She is survived by her husband Bird Vines, a daughter Nancy Carol Roach and her late husband Gary Roach of Blanchard, Oklahoma, two sons, Gary Richardson and wife Phyllis of Waldron, Bert Wayne Vines and wife Lisa of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Annette Shepard and a grandson Jerry Lynn Roach. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Leon Windham, Ronnie Odell, Larry Odell, Ricky Bryan, Mike Richardson and Mike Keenum.

The Waldron News
7 November 2007
HERBERT L.D. VINES

Herbert L.D. Vines, 75, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 2, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Abbott and a retired baker. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with interment in the Dooley Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Vines of the home; four children, Jim Vines, Laurie Burdett, Debbie Bell, Randy Vines; four step-children, Diane Posey, Shirley Bradley, Steven Sibary, Sherry Sibary; grandchildren, Jeffrey Vines, Jennifer Lembree, James L.D. Vines, Jared Vines, Joseph Vines, Kristin Burdett, Andrew Burdett, Brian Bell, Christopher Bell, Erin Dooley, Chas Bell, Kristen Vines, Arica Vines, Maria Vines, Christopher Bradley, Casey Bradley, Brandon Davis, Dustin Davis, Darwin Sibary, Shanise Sibary, Alisha McConnell, Tiffnay McConnell; great-grandchildren Cameron Vines, Reese Vines, Tyler Lembree, Justin Lembree, McKenzie Vines, Ellie Jo Vines, Rianne Dooley, Keira Dooley, Charles Bell, Justin Bell, Cali Dooley, Juliette Bradley; siblings, Bird Elias Vines, Lillie Mae Yoder, Veda Imogene Paulsen, Arria Jane Stroud and thirty-six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one child, Steven L.D. Vines; two step-children, Nancy McConnell, Lena Gattis; six siblings, Earl Eugene Vines, Virgie Frost, Iva May Sizemore, Alma Nancy Rose, Violet Sylvia Ison, Jessie Lee Vines. Pallbearers will be Preston Ison, Leon Windham, Joseph Vines, Jared Vines, Eddie Creekmore, Jerry DeWitt. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffrey Vines, James L.D. Vines, Andrew Burdett, Brian Bell, Christopher Bell, Chas Bell.

The Waldron News
11 December 2002
THELMA VINES

Thelma Vines, age 89, of Stamps, Arkansas died Sunday, December 8, 2002 at the Magnolia Hospital in Magnolia, Arkansas. She was born July 2, 1913 in Columbia County, AR. Mrs. Vines was a homemaker and member of the North Acres Baptist Church in Magnolia, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Vines in 1982. She is survived by one son, Charles W. Vines of Columbia, SC; one daughter & son-in-law, Doris & James Goodwin of Stamps, AR; two sisters, Idelle Talley of Magnolia, AR and Marvie Whatley of Oil City, LA; one grandson & wife, Charlie & Kay Goodwin of Stamps, AR; and one great granddaughter, Kasey Goodwin of Stamps, AR. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with the Rev. Bobby Sibley and Rev. Mike Turner officiating with burial in the Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Stamps, AR.

The Waldron News
14 November 2001
WILLIAM DANIEL (DANNY) "SPIDER" VOGLIOTTI

William Daniel (Danny) "Spider" Vogliotti, 36, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, November 1, 2001 in his home in Waldron. He was a truck driver for Stampco. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Vogliotti of the home; two daughters, Tasha Ping and Ashley Shoemake of the home; his mother, Joyce Helker of Hartford, AR; three sisters, Chairmaine Rothlis of Hartford, AR, Yvonne Vogliotti of Clarksville, TN and Cathy Cooper of Hartford, AR; one brother, Gary Helker of Bonanza, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
8 March 2000
PHILA VONGPHACHANH

Phila Vongphachanh, 46, of Waldron, Arkansas died February 24, 2000 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a poultry farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. He is survived by his wife, Souanenaly; three sons, Sourinha Vongphachanh of Fort Smith, AR, Anousack Vongphachanh and Souraphone Vongphachanh both of Waldron, AR; one sister, Boualong Senesomxay of Alma, AR; and two brothers, Sopha Vongphachanh and Vincent Kiatawong both of Springdale, AR. Pallbearers were Sourinha Vongphachanh, Anousach Vongphachanh, Souraphone Vongphachanh, Sopha Vongphachanh, Khamdeng Senesomxay and Vincent Kiatawong.

Scott County Times
4 December 2002
DAVID RAY VORPAGEL

Waldron--Funeral services for David Ray Vorpagel, 43, of Waldron were held Friday, November 29, 2002 at 9 am at Waldron First Baptist Church. Burial followed at the US National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Vorpagel died November 25, 2002 at a Little Rock hospital. He was an employee of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, attended Waldron First Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Navy. Survivors include his wife, Esther of the home; a daughter, Syndeea of the home; two sons, Keith and Richard both of the home; a step-daughter, Kellie Timmons of Springfield, Illinois; his father, Donald Vorpagel of Sterling, Oklahoma; three sisters, Debbie Newton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pat Parsley of Cyril, Oklahoma and Wanda Houghtaling of Watertown, New York; three brothers, Donnie of Duncan, Oklahoma, Kenneth of Sterling, Oklahoma and Tommy of Elgin, Oklahoma; and one grandson, Isaac.

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