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

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
JOSHUA WADDLE

Joshua Coleman Waddle, 19, of Waldron, Arkansas was called home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 29, 2009 in Altus, Arkansas. Josh was born April 11, 1990 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Bruce and Carla (Coleman) Waddle. He was attending Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas studying to be a coach. He loved sports, playing XBox, and spending his free time with Hannah. Josh is survived by his parents Bruce and Carla Waddle of the home; his sister Jessica of the home; his brother Jake and his wife Sierra; fiance, Hannah Davis; grandparents, Pat Coleman, Carl Coleman and Peggy Boswell; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Josh's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2009 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Clark and Rev. Ricky May officiating, with interment in the Needmore Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers will be Jerod McCormick, Ryan Roper, Dakota Moudy, Jason Sims, Ty Richardson, Steven Smith, Jake Parks and Garrett Atchley. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Watts and Josh Atchley.

Scott County Times
14 May 2003
TIMOTHY WADDLE

Timothy Leon Waddle, 41, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, May 5, 2003 near Waldron. He was a brick layer and a Baptist. Funeral services were held 10:00 am on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters, Erica and husband Nathan Brown of Waldron and Heather Waddle of the home; parents, Tom and Loretta Waddle of Elm Park; father-in-law, Leroy Bowman; one sister, Darla and her husband Scott Davis of Elm Park; one brother, Jay Waddle of Howe, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Payton and Devon Brown. His extended family including Debbie and Thurman Cheesman, Delta Dunagan, James and Judy Bowman, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were: Jeffery Waddle, Jerhome Waddle, James Brown, Darrell Jones, Clyde Payne and Nathan Brown.

The Waldron News
18 July 2007
TOM WADDLE

Tom Waddle, 70, of Elm Park, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 9, 2007 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Packsaddle Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Loretta of the home; one daughter, Darla and husband Scott Davis of Elm Park, AR; one son, Jay and wife Sheila Waddle of Elm Park, AR; two brothers, Bruce Waddle of Needmore, AR and Harvey Waddle of Hodgen, OK; five grandchildren, Erica Brown and fiancee Jeffery Manning, Jeffrey and Rhonda Waddle, Jonai and Ricky Bates, Jerhome Waddle, Heather and Chuck Thomas, six great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Waddle. Pallbearers were Snoopy Shrum, Greg Aynes, James Hattabaugh, Jerry Don Hattabaugh, Ronnie Coyle and Daryl Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Evans, Winfried Parsons, Donnie (Do Good) Jones, Jackson Smith and Bruce Eutsler.

Scott County Times
21 January 2004
GLADDEN CLEM WADE

Greenwood--Funeral services for Gladden Clem Wade, 92, of Greenwood, formerly of Waldron, were held Friday, January 16, 2004 at 10 am at Mt. Moriah Church. Burial followed at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Wade was born March 21, 1911 at Muley, Oklahoma near Ardmore in Carter County to Clem and Mary Rodgers Wade. The family moved to Arkansas in 1913 settling in Scott County east of Waldron where he resided until 1989 when he moved to Greenwood. Mr. Wade died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at a Greenwood nursing home. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and was a veteran of the Army's 7th Mounted Cavalry. He was a Mason, attending the William J. Parks Masonic Lodge in Gravelly, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ocie Wilson Wade. Survivors include a daughter, M. Janette Miller of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; two sons, Jerry R. Wade and Richard A. Wade both of Hackett; three sisters, Wanda Wade and Juanita Holland both of Waldron and Syble Hummel of Ft. Gibson, Oregon; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Grandsons and nephews were pallbearers.

The Waldron News
18 February 2009
RICHARD A. WADE

Richard A. Wade, age 63, passed away on February 12, 2009 in Springfield, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Hackett, Arkansas; two sons, Brent A. Wade of Strafford, Missouri and Daniel Jacob Wade of Hackett, Arkansas; one brother, Jerry Wade of Hackett, Arkansas and a sister, Jane Miller of Sand springs, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Allison and Addison Wade of Strafford, Missouri. Memorial service was Sunday, February 15, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Church in Haletown, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may go to First Tee of Fort Smith, 5800 Geren Rd., Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
WANDA M. WADE

Wanda M. Wade, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007 in a Mena nursing home. She was a cancer researcher and an x-ray technician. She is survived by two sisters, Juanita Holland and Syble Hummel. Funeral service was Tuesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Church with Pastor Diane Miller officiating. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery.

The Waldron News
15 February 2012
JANET A. WADELTON

Janet A. Wadelton, 70, of Hot Springs passed away on February 11, 2012. She was born on November 07, 1941 in Sterling, Illinois to Fred and Lillian Sanders. Mrs. Wadelton was a member of the Eagles Club in Rock Falls, Illinois and was of the Protestant Faith. She is predeceased by her parents and one son David Wadelton; sister, Iva Smith, brothers, Sonny Sanders, Jerry Sanders, Ernie Sanders, Chuck Sanders and Paul Sanders. Her survivors include her husband Jack Wadelton, son Tim (Mechelle) of Hot Springs; daughter Lori (Art) Walters of Rock Falls, Illinois; Vicki (Rufus) Shores of Hot Springs, and Kelly Ingle of Hot Springs; one brother, Frank (Shirley) Sanders of Como, Illinois; sisters Marge Stave of Elk River, Minnesota, Carol Lench of Sterling, Illinois and Rose (Earl) Rhodes of Lyndon, Illinois; 15 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14 from 2-4 in Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rock Falls, Illinois; her wishes were to be cremated.

Scott County Times
5 November 2003
GRACE LUCILLE WAGANER

Grace Lucille Waganer, age 90, of Waldron passed away Saturday, November 1 at a Waldron hospital. She was born October 9, 1913 in Winfield, Arkansas to Clifford and Zella Mae Denton. Mrs. Waganer was a homemaker and charter member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Winfred, and her daughter, Donna Sue. Mrs. Waganer is survived by one daughter, Sharon Waganer of Waldron, grandson and his wife, Charley and Diana Hughes of Waldron, son-in-law Don Martin of Mansfield, grandson and his wife, Chris and Kim Martin of Howe, Oklahoma, granddaughter and her husband, Beth and Kerry Plummer of Poteau, Oklahoma. Other survivors include great grandchildren, Jarrod Hughes of Russellville, Jordan Hughes of Waldron, Caleb and Taylor Martin of Howe, Oklahoma, Kyler and Tayley Plummer of Poteau, Oklahoma, Marsha and Ryan Horne of Witcherville, great-great grandchildren, Triston Nason and Charley Slagle. Also surviving are two sisters, Selma Moore of Waldron, Mildred Woodcock of McGhee, Arkansas, two nieces and a host of special friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Monday, November 3 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Charley Hughes, Jarrod Hughes, Jordan Hughes, Chris Martin, Bill Hunt and Caleb Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Don Martin, Charles Hunt, Aneta Hunt, Jack Maxwell and Charles Maxwell. Memorial contributions can be made to the Van Fund for the residents of Waldron Nursing Ceneter, c/o Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 785, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
JOHN WAGANER

John Waganer died Saturday, December 4, 1999 at the age of 80. John was born January 20, 1919 in Logan County, Arkansas. He was a resident of Ukiah for 41 years. He worked at Masonite for 21 years and was a veteran of WWII in the U.S. Navy. He spent his life working to keep his family, his church and his country safe. A Charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, John drove many of the nails that hold our church together both physically and spiritually. A man with abiding faith and deep family values, John, with his Esther have been in church almost every Sunday since we opened our doors in 1960. His faithfulness in good times and bad has been one of the rocks on which our Church is built. The wooden Nativity set in the lobby as you enter is just one of the projects that John did to help beautify our Church home and make our worship more meaningful. Its simplicity and the care and craftsmanship in construction are a good symbol of his Christ centered faith. John is survived by his wife, Esther; his children, John E. Waganer of Williams, Arizona, and Elizabeth Ward of Oakridge, Oregon, Sandra Petty of Ukiah; a brother, Sam Waganer of Waldron, Arkansas; and sisters, Addie Carmack and Alberta Yates, both of Waldron, Arkansas, and Ruth Tabler of Texas. He also leaves six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In the forty years since the founding of Grace Lutheran Church, John has always been with us, reminding us of who we are, why we founded this Church and the faith in which we are baptized. What we know by faith John now knows fully. Well done good and faithful servant.

The Waldron News
29 December 2010
SAMUEL E.W. WAGANER

Samuel E.W. Waganer, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born to Steve and Vivian Waganer on October 22, 1964(sic) in Logan County. Sam was an ordained Assembly of God minister for over 50 years. He pastored the Grayson Assembly of God, Union Assembly of God near Paris, AR, Adams Chapel in Heflin, Louisiana, the Faith Assembly of God in Lubbock, Texas, and the Waldron Assembly of God for over 20 years. Sam was a member of the Evangel Temple in Fort Smith, and also attended the Waldron Assembly of God. Sam is survived by his wife of 62 years Billie Faye Millard-Waganer of the home; children Mike Waganer and wife Diane of Van Buren, Carolyn Nichols and husband Bill of Barling, and Cathy Sandifer and husband Eddie of Waldron; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Steve and Vivian Waganer, three sisters, Addie Carmack, Alberta Yates and Ruth Tabler, and three brothers, Winferd, Paul and and John Waganer. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Waldron Assembly of God with interment to follow in the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Tuesday, Decmeber 28, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary Yates, Harold Musgrove, Darryl Hawthorne, Joe Hawkins, Roger Lypham and David Millard. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

The Waldron News
24 June 1998
WINFRED S. WAGANER

Winfred S. Waganer, 85, of, Waldron, died Friday, June 19, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a charter member and deacon of Temple Baptist Church and retired parts manager for Harris Motor Company. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille; one daughter, Sharon Waganer, of Waldron; son-in-law Don Martin, of Mansfield; grandsons and their wives: Charley and Diana Hughes, of Waldron, Chris and Kim Martin, of Huntington; granddaughter, Beth Glenn, of Witcherville; great- grandchildren Jerrod and Jordan Hughes, of Waldron, Howard Erler, of Oklahoma, Marsha Glenn, of Witcherville, Caleb and Taylor Martin, of Huntington; three sisters: Addie Carmack and Alberta Yates, both of Waldron, and Ruth Tabler, of Atlanta, Texas; two brothers: John Waganer, of Ukiah, California and Rev. Sam Waganer, of Waldron. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Sue Hughes Martin. Pallbearers were Charley Hughes, Jerrod Hughes, Jordan Hughes, Don Martin, Chris Martin, Charles Hunt, Bill Hunt and Aneta Hubbard. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
11 February 1998
DESTEEN WAGGONER

Desteen Waggoner, 79, of Mansfield died Saturday, February 7, 1998 in a local nursing home. She was a retired furniture factory worker and a member of Mansfield Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Waggoner. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mansfield Church of Christ with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter-in-law and son: Genie and Jay Lee Gill of Rudy; one sister Altha Damron, of Greenwood; two grandchildren: Roxanne Brewer of Altus, Oklahoma and Lucas Gill, of Waldorf, Maryland. Pallbearers were Hugh Lowrimore, Mike Carson, Hal Lacey, Howard Brownfield, Jack Parrish and Murle Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Colley and Harold Gross. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Church of Christ Building Fund. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
JUDY ANN WAGGONER

Judy Ann Waggoner, age 62, of Chula passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home. She was born September 6, 1947 in Waldron, AR to the late Noah & Lottie Lee Irons Lambert. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Wayne Waggoner; daughter, Kelli Waggoner of Chula; grandchildren, Bradley & Jacee; sister, Dorotha Solley of Ft. Smith; brother, Clint Lambert of Paris; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Kevin's Meadow Cemetery in Chula. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
16 October 2002
ALTA WAGNER

WALDRON--Funeral services for Alta Dora Wagner, 88, of Waldron were held on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 10:00 am at Waldron First Baptist Chuch. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Mrs. Wagner died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband William Theo Wagner, Sr. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Goss of Mena; one son William Theo Wagner, Jr. of Waldron; two brothers, Raymond Beecham of Greenwood and Edward Beecham of Eurich, MO; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scott Wagner, Greg Goss, Nathan Howard, Brian Clay, Don Williams and Sam Martin.

Scott County Times
11 August 2004
ANNA MAE WAGNER

Funeral services for Anna Mae Wagner were held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 6, 2004 at James Fork Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairire Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Anna Mae Wagner, 73, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in Lamar, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the James Fork Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Minnich of Jefferson City, Missouri, Janice Wagner Holt of Lamar, Arkansas and Laura Gillis of Mansfield, Arkansas; one son, William A. Wagner of Bee Branch, Arkansas; two sisters, Geraldine Newman and Dessie Draper both of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Frankie Newman of McCloud, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Minnich, Jerry Holt, Mark Gillis, Joshua Holmes, Landen Holmes and David Draper. Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Holmes, Matthew Gillis, Ryan Gillis and Donald Draper.

The Waldron News
28 April 2010
BRENDA KAY WAGNER

Brenda Kay Wagner, 45, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Brenda was born October 31, 1964 at Mena, Arkansas to Thomas Ray and Patricia Ann (Williams) Wagner. She attended the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God and was a homemaker. Brenda loved the outdoors and her animals. Brenda is survived by her husband Lesley Curtis of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Jason Silvey of Little Rock, Arkansas and Devin Curtis of Waldron, Arkansas; father, Tom Wagner and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother Pat Wagner. Brenda's funeral service was Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Blue Hothouse officiating. Her pallbearers were Josh Beyard, Cody Seyfriend, Zack O'hagan, Jay Barker, Glendale Wagner and Johnny Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Chrisman, Zack Owens, Chris Silvey and Larry "Goob" Wagner.

The Waldron News
17 January 2001
CAREL E. WAGNER

Services for Carel E. Wagner, 88, of Andrews, Texas were at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2001 in Maranatha Assembly of God Church with Rev. Robert Burns, pastor and Rev. Donnie Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas officiating. Burial followed in the Andrews West Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home. Carel died Saturday, January 13, 2001 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1912 in Waldron, Arkansas. He married Nora Frances Sparks on November 1, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas. They lived in Seminole before moving to Andrews in 1989. Carel was a custodian for the Seminole Schools before retirement. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Nora, on August 24, 1999. He is survived by one son, Buffard Wagner of Andrews, TX; one daughter, Clara Nell Franklin of Dallas, TX; one brother, James Wagner of Waldron, AR; five sisters, Florance Walker, Zadie Deadman, Maddie Plum, Ada Oliver and Etta Vaughn, all of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
25 November 25, 1998
CASSIE LILLIE WAGNER

Cassie Lillie Wagner, 88, of Kansas City, Kansas died Nov. 21, 1998. She was a daughter, sister, friend, Christian, wife, homemaker, neighbor, Samaritan, mother, mother-in-law, seamstress, grandmother, caregiver and great-grandmother. She was an active member of the Church of Christ for 70 years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending gifts to a memorial fund, in her name, to the Westside Church of Christ, Kansas City, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Wagner. Survivors include her two sons, Cled Wagner of Kansas City, Roy Wagner of Burlison, Tennessee; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Graveside service was 10 a.m. Nov. 24, at Parks Cemetery, in Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
15 February 2006
CLARENCE WAGNER

Clarence Wagner, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 5, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a farmer and rancher. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Annie Wagner of the home; one daughter, Beverly Burton of Jenks, Oklahoma; one brother, T.G. Wagner of Waldron; two grandchildren, Justin Burton and Alisha Burton.

Scott County Times
19 May 2004
DEWAYNE WAGNER

Dewayne B. Wagner, 61, of Houston, Texas died Sunday, May 9, 2004 in Houston, Texas. He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and a veteran of the Marines. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Sherrye Wagner of Las Vegas, NV and Belinda Wagner of Little Rock; two sons, Landon Wagner of Houston, Texas and Bernice Wagner of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Phylis Lane of Hackett; four brothers, Bill of Bryant, Arkansas, Wesley of Waldron, Ronnie of Needmore and Wayland of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wagner, Drawon Lane, Randy Lane, Sean Lane, Clint Bowles and Ronnie Bowles.

The Waldron News
18 February 1998
J.B. WAGNER

Mr. J.B. Wagner, of Mena, died Monday, February 9, 1998 in the Mena Medical Center. He was born July 23, 1935 in Booth. His age being 62 years, six months and 16 days. Mr. Wagner was the son of the late Bud Wagner and the late Tinnie Mae Phillips Wagner. He was united in marriage to Eunice Whisenhunt on July 14, 1956 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He made his home in Mena for the past 42 years. He was a self- employed cement contractor for 40 years, a member of the Oak Avenue Church of Christ for 23 years, and was a member and former Chief of the Acorn Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Wagner, of Mena; two sons: Jimmy Wagner, of Mena, and Stanley Theron Wagner, of Oden; two daughters: Karen Ellison, of Acorn, and Lynette Shaw, of Wagner, Oklahoma; five brothers: Dewayne Wagner, of Texas, Wesley Wagner, of Waldron, Billy Eugene Wagner, of Benton, Waylon Wagner, of Waldron, and Ronnie Wagner, of Needmore; two sisters: Dorothy Evans, of Huntington, and Phyllis Lane, of Hackett; 14 grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Ruth Whisenhunt, of Acorn. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14 in the Northside Church of Christ with Rev. Garland Lipe and Rev. Drew Ratcliff officiating. Interment will be in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Pallbearers will be Wesley Wagner, Waylon Wagner, Bill Wagner, Jimmy Miner, Gerald Ward, and Butch Callahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Valentine, Ronnie Wagner and Dewayne Wagner.

The Waldron News
4 January 2012
JIMMY LEE "MERLE J" WAGNER

Jimmy Lee "Merle J" Wagner or to his Whirlpool co-workers known as "Muley" went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday morning, December 24, 2011 after a five month battle with leukemia in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Jimmy was born July 14, 1956 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Leon and Tressie (Self) Wagner. He was 55 years, 6 months, and 10 days old. Jimmy worked over thirty-four years at Whirlpool in Fort Smith. He enjoyed spending time at the Showroom Club in Waldron. Jimmy loved watching football and car racing. He could often be found at Rick Black's station hanging out with all the guys. Jimmy faithfully attended the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, one sister, Glenda Stinson and husband Jimmy of Waldron; two brothers, Tom Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas and Larry (Good) Wagner and wife Trish of Waldron, Arkansas. He also leaves one niece, Jaylee Wagner; seven nephews, Johnny, Dakota and Jordan Wagner, Mike and Lance Stinson, Jason Silvey and Devin Curtis; two aunts, Melba Hathaway of Lavaca, Arkansas and Gladys Keener of Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy is preceded in death in addition to his parents by a sister-in-law Pat Wagner, and a niece Brenda (Wagner) Keeney. Jimmy's going home service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy's pallbearers were Mondell Wagner, James Vaughn, Clifton Slater, Rick Black, Mike Stinson and Lance Stinson. Visitaiton was at 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
18 September 2013
JOHN B. WAGNER

John B. (JB) Wagner of Gravelly, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday September 12, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. JB was born on October 12th, 1938 on Mulberry cut-off in Scott County to Lester B. Wagner and Ala Mae (Jones) Wagner. JB was 74 years and 11 months old. JB was a member of the Church of Christ in Nola, Arkansas. Raised in the Fourche River Valley and at Mountain Pine, he married the love of his life, Margaret Ann Pounds on December 25th, 1956. JB was a dedicated and loving son, husband and father. He was also a true and loyal friend who touched many lives and never met a stranger. He was a retired Assistant Foreman for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. JB worked his whole life to provide his family a better life. He was a farmer, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, self-taught carpenter and auctioneer who could accomplish anything that he wanted to do when he set his mind to the task. He was a hard working common man who was totally uncommon, especially in his care & compassion toward others. One of his greatest loves, other than family, was to help those in need. He was a member of the Harvey/Nola volunteer fire department, and also was a great supporter of the youth of the river valley, who lovingly referred to him as "Pa." JB's favorite thing to do was go to deer camp and be with his children and grandchildren. In "the valley" JB was always known to sit on his front porch and wave at everyone that went by and he loved it when someone had time to stop and visit. JB leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Margaret of the home, one daughter Tammie Sparks & husband Roger of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons, Robert Wagner of Glenwood, Arkansas, John Wagner & wife Shelley of Scranton, Arkansas and Bruce Wagner & wife Mickey of Maumelle, Arkansas. JB was blessed with a host of grandchildren: Brent, Kayla, Brandi, Colt, Miranda, Tyler, Brittany, Zack, Cort, Lauren, Buck, Steve and Burt; as well as great grandchildren Alex, Ashley, Jacobi, Zach, Drew, Lilly, Tate, Cayman, Peyton, Landric, adelyn, Adalee, Havana, Shiloh, Anna and Easton. JB is also survived by one cousin, who was more like a brother, Lonnie Wagner of Hot Springs, Arkansas. JB will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. JB is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ala Wagner, one son, Mark, two sisters: Robbie Fickle & Mamie Glover, and two brothers-in-law Roy Fickle and Bill Glover. JB's life celebration was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jay Hunnicutt and Dr. Leonard Fuson officiating. Interment followed in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. JB's pallbearers were grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Harvey-Nola Fire Dept. and Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. JB's visitation was Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where JB's family received friends from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In keeping with JB's giving spirit, the family asks donations in his memory be made to any of the following charities or non-profit organizations in lieu of flowers: Arkansas Children's Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Heifer International, Southern Christian Children's Home, Harvey/Nola Volunteer Fire Department, Parks Cemetery Association, or the children's support charity of your choice. Also, to honor one of JB's wishes, respectful casual dress is requested, but please, no suits or ties.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
LENARD "BUD" WAGNER

Lenard "Bud" Wagner, 70, of Waldron passed from this life on Wednesday, December 31st at home. He was born December 6th, 1938. He was a retired Scott County Road Foreman and auctioneer. He is survived by two sons, Mike and Mark Wagner, four daughters, Regina Mailand, Judy Owens, Kortney Fowler and Kinnley Wagner; nine grandchildren, Travis Wagner, Brandi Bromley, Bobby Bullington, Mandi Hunnicutt, April Williams, Crystal Elmore, Tyler Wagner, Brooks Owens and Cooper Fowler; nine great grandchildren, and two sisters, Loretta Daggs and June Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lenard and Mildred Wagner, and one son, Matt Wagner. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Community Church in Haletown with burial at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers was August Bromley, Tyler Wagner, Clint Elmore, Brad Williams, Greg Owens and Jason Daggs. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Vaughan, Robert Weaver, Ron Williams and Kenneth Johnson.

Scott County Times
17 August 2005
LEON WAGNER

Leon Wagner, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 11, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was a truck driver and attended the Friendship Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Friendship Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, Glenda Stinson of Waldron; three sons, Tom Wagner, Larry (Goob) Wagner and Jim Wagner, all of Waldron; one sister, Gladys Keener of Waldron; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronnie Thompson, Paul Harvey Thompson, Freddie Chrisman, Mondell Wagner, Joe Holleman and Curtis Vandewiele. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews.

The Waldron News
26 March 2008
MARK WAGNER

Mark Wagner, age 49, of Gravelly, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born September 8, 1958 in Hot Springs to J.B. & Margaret Pounds Wagner. He was a retired mechanic for Wayne Farms nd retired Danville EMS Fire & Rescue. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester & Ala Mae Wagner and Haze & Wilma Pounds. Survivors include parents, J.B. & Margaret Wagner of Gravelly; daughter and son-in-law, Brandi & Tim Tyra of Danville; son, Colt Wagner of Danville; sister & brother-in-law, Tammy & Roger Sparks of Waldron; brothers & sisters-in-law, Bruce & Mickey Wagner of Maumelle, John & Shelly Wagner of Scranton, Robert & Libby Wagner of Mansfield; granddaughter, Lily Paige Tyra of Danville; friend, Vicki Jones of Danville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Scott County Times
5 July 2000
MATTHEW WAGNER

Fort Smith--Matthew Dewayne (Matt) Wagner, 34, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, July 2, 2000 in his home. He was a cook and a member of the Mount Moriah Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at the Mount Moriah Church with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Matt was survived by his mother, Ann Wagner of Fort Smith; his father, Bud Wagner of Waldron; his grandmother, Mildred Wagner of Waldron; four sisters, Regina Mailand of Barling, Judy Bullington of Fort Smith, Kortney Wagner and Kinnley Wagner, both of Waldron; two brothers, Mike Wagner of Iowa Park, Texas and Mark Wagner of Waldron; four nephews, four nieces, two great nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be Audie Powell, Greg Owens, C.L. Scott, Bill Frost, Kent Ridener and Jesse Yutterman.

Scott County Times
22 March 2006
MILDRED WAGNER

On March 17, 2006, Mildred Inez Wagner, better known to most as Jack and Ninnie, passed from this life to join her husband Leonard, and her grandsons, Matt and Jace, in Heaven. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Moriah Community Church. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Mt. Moriah Community Church with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her children, Loretta Daggs and husband Jim, Bud Wagner and wife Lucinda, and June Owens and husband Royce Don. She will be greatly missed by her 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Her legacy of Christian living has impacted countless lives and she will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were Mike Wagner, Mark Wagner, Jason Daggs, Greg Owens, Myrtie Owens, Johnny Benefield, Donnie Fowler and Phillip Sherrill.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
NELDA F. WAGNER

Nelda Fern Wagner, 70, of Waldron, AR died Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in her home. She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of the Friendship Pentecostal Ladies Association and Gospel Bell singing group. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Friday, June 3, 2005 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with interment at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Survivors include her husband, James Wagner of the home; one son, Robert Wagner of Waldron, AR; three daughters, Sharon Earls and husband Donnie of Waldron, AR; Kathy Powell and husband Ronnie of Waldron, AR; Judy Hitchcock and husband Mike of Waldron, AR; 14 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one brother, John Prindle of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Lora Myers of Enid, Oklahoma, Wanda Payne of Odessa, Texas and Elizabeth Times of Seagraves, Texas. Pallbearers were Mark Harris, Dustan Wagner, Levi Hitchcock, Mitchell Hitchcock, Brad Jett, George Crump, Daniel Hitchcock and Tony Lech. Honorary pallbearers were Mondell Wagner, Verdell Wagner and Carl Wagner.

The Waldron News
1 September 1999
NORA FRANCES WAGNER

Funeral services for Nora Frances Wagner, 91, of Andrews, Texas, were held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews with Rev. Robert Burns, Pastor of Maranatha Assembly of God Church in Andrews officiating and Rev. Donnie Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, assisting. Burial was in Andrews West Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews. She died Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at Permian General Hospital in Andrews, Texas. She was born on August 6, 1908 in Waldron, Arkansas. She married Carel Wagner on November 1, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas. They moved to Seminole in 1952. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole. They moved to Andrews in 1989 from Seminole. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Carel Wagner of Andrews; one son, Buffard Wagner of Andrews; one daughter, Clara Franklin of Dallas; one sister, Josie Walker of Waldron, Arkansas; one half-sister, Thelma Phillips of Parks, AR; 3 half-brothers, Waymon, Milton and Melvin Sparks, all of Waldron, AR; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to: Maranatha Assembly of God Church, c/o Building Fund, PO Box 748, Andrews, Texas 79714.

The Waldron News
23 January 2008
PAT WAGNER

Pat Wagner, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 in a Mena hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2008 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband Tommy Wagner of the home; one daughter, Brenda Curtis of the home; two grandchildren, Jason Silvey of Little Rock, Arkansas, Devin Curtis of the home. Pallbearers were Fred Chrisman, Randy Shores, Gary Chrisman, Donny Wagner, Verdell Wagner, Johnny Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were Mondell Wagner, Vernon Lunsford and James Vaughn.

The Waldron News
19 December 2012
RICHARD S. (DICK) WAGNER

Richard S. (Dick) Wagner, better known to his friends as Reddo, Waggie T or Wag, took his heavenly flight to take up his eternal residence in heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 12, 2012. He passed away at the John McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas after a lengthy illness. Dick was born March 18, 1948 to the late George Jackson Wagner and Wilma Georgetta (Stone) Wagner in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Dick was 64 years, 8 months and 24 days old. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. In 1960 Dick graduated from Waldron High School. He went on to recieve his bachelors and masters degrees in education from Henderson State University. He retired a coach and teacher from the Little Rock and Pulaski County School System. He was also an instructor at Pulaski Tech for 8 years. Dick served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He also spent time in Germany and the United States. Dick was a member of VFW Post 9095 in Little Rock, Arkansas, CAP CASI competition chili pod in Little Rock and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Dick leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son David Wagner of Alexandria, Virginia, one sister, Kathy Cabe and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas. Dick will be missed by one niece, Jennifer Shaddon and husband Gary of Y-City, Arkansas and one nephew, Jeff Cabe and wife Angel of Waldron, Arkansas. Dick is also survived by two great nieces Vanessa Lamproe and husband Jim of Rudy, Arkansas and Katie Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas; two great nephews, Jamie Shaddon of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Kyler Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas, one great great niece and one great great nephew, Brylynn and Eli Lamproe of Rudy, Arkansas as well as two aunts: Elizabeth Stefan and husband John, Virginia Wagner, all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Dick's memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, ARkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Birdsview Cemetery with military honors. Cremation and arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Dick's honorary pallbearers will be the Waldron High School Class of 1966. In lieu of flowers, Richard requested memorials be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 823, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
ROSE MARIE (KOVALCK) WAGNER

Rose Marie (Kovalck) Wagner went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, December 27, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born February 21, 1931 to John Kovalck and Rose Evans Kovalck in Vindex, Maryland. Rose was 82 years, 10 months and 6 days old. Rose was a longtime member of Chant Lane Pentecostal Church in Y-City, Arkansas. She loved going to church and welcomed the opportunity to share the gospel about the Lord. Rose married TG Wagner in August of 1972. Together they shared 40 years of love, being each other's best friend, companion, traveling partner and soul mate. They raised 2 loving children and enjoyed all of their precious grandchildren. Rose was always full of happiness and her laughter was contagious. She always had godly advice and a kind spirit to share. Anyone that was around Rose knew she would tell it like it was and if you weren't doing right, she would sure give you a talkin' to. Rose loved her family and spending time with them highlighted her day. She was proud of each of them and treasured her memories with them. Rose is survived by her loving husband TG Wagner of the home, one daughter, Sue Wheelis of Waldron, Arkansas, one son, Tim Wagner and wife Treva. Grannie Rose will forever be missed by her four granddaughters: Jennifer McCafferty and husband Chris, Amber Jo Underwood and husband Torrance, Misty White and husband Danny, and Amber Copeland and husband Dennis. Rose leaves her legacy to be carried on with her fifteen great grandchildren: Destiny, Trinity, Samantha, Brayden, Dani, Kory, Brooklyn, Erika, Fristian, Brittany, DE'Artagnean, Adreyan, Hunter, Trent and Brittany. Rose is also survived by one sister, Barb Taylor and husband Herbert and one brother Pete Kovalck. Rose will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rosie Evans Kovalck and three brothers, Fred Kovalck, Ernest Kovalck and Paul Kovalck. Rose's life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Rose's pallbearers were Tom Wagner, Richie Brothers, Brad Evans, John Taylor, Paul Taylor and Mark Kovalck. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Mize, Bill Chrisman, JD Brothers, Herbert Taylor, Torrance Underwood, Danny White, Chris McCafferty and Dennis Copeland. Rose's visitation was held Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family received friends beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
9 January 2002
ROY E. (SLIM) WAGNER

Roy E. (Slim Wagner, 73, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at his home in Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5th at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Roy was born September 29, 1928 in Nola, Arkansas to Sam and Etta Wagner. He has lived in the Oklahoma area for more than 50 years. He worked for Aero Commander in Oklahoma City until he started his own lawn mower repair service. Roy loved the outdoors and until his illness he never lost his love of coon hunting. He is survived by his wife Madeline (Hunt) Wagner of the home; three daughters, Terry Hilgenberg and husband Darrell, Gail Homerding and husband Mark, Robin East and husband John; one granddaughter, Jessica Homerding all of Oklahoma City. Also, two brothers Floyd and Harlan of California; and a sister, Lois Jean Angel of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Hershel, Doug, R.V. and Udell, and two sisters, Geneva Thompson and Marie Franklin. Pallbearers were David Dykeman, John East, Darrell Hilgenberg, Mark Homerding and Lucky Hunt.

The Waldron News
5 September 2007
TRESSIE MAE WAGNER

Tressie Mae Wagner, 79, was born February 1, 1928 at Friendship in Scott County, Arkansas to Claude and Flara Self. There she lived out her life. She leaves three sons, Tom Wagner and wife Pat, Larry "Goob" Wagner and wife Deanna, and Jimmy Wagner all of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Glenda Stinson and her husband Jimmy of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Melba and Mavin Hathaway; seven grandchildren, Brenda Curtis, Mike and Lance Stinson, Johnny, Dakota, Jaylee and Jordan Wagner; three great grandchildren, Jason Silvey, Devin Curtis and Lidge Stinson; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Tressie enjoyed life and doing for others. She worked in Mena at the shirt factory, retired from Tyson in Waldron but she continued to work at Country Express and Jif-E-Mart, then Rice Furniture. She will be remembered by many for her fine food, fried and cream pies. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Friendship Church with interment at the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Rice, Paul Rice, Frank Parsons, Rick Davis, David Jones and John Mock. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Rice, Tommy Nichols, Gary Ashford, Eugene Taff and Pepper Mitchell.

The Waldron News
13 January 1999
TRULIE TILITHA WAGNER

Trulie Tilitha Wagner, 88, of Waldron died in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and attended Friendship Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Jan. 12, at Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wagner. Survivors include three daughters, Ledora Martindale, Anna Silvey and Leverda McCafferty all of Waldron; 5 sons, Carl Dean, Mondell, Verdell, Donnie, all of Waldron, Archie Dean of Texarkana, Arkansas; three sisters, Nora Wagner of Odessa, Texas, Joyce Walker and Thelma Phillips both of Waldron; three brothers, Waymon, Milton and Melvin Sparks all of Waldron; 27 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Ray Brown, Alfred Lee Brown, Larry Gene Brown, Jamie Wagner, Jimmy Wayne Wagner, Glen Dale Wagner, Marvin Edward Wagner, Kendall Darren Wagner. Viewing was from 11 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Walker, Edgar Walker, Ted Slater and James Wagner.

Scott County Times
4 April 2001
VELMA WAGNER

Velma Rhea Wagner, 86, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 27, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired furniture factory worker, she attended Jubilee Church and she was the widow of Dale Wagner. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Melba Mourton and one son, D.J. Wagner. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Slaughterbeck of Waldron; one son, Billy Wayne Wagner of Waldron; one brother, W.J. Jones of Waldron; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
WESLEY CRAIG WAGNER

Wesley Craig Wagner, II, 22, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Waldron, Arkansas. WEsley was born on September 10, 1988 in Waldron, Arkansas. He loved video games, riding his dirt bike and playing his guitar. Wesley is survived by his parents, Sandy Mitts of Waldron, Arkansas and Wesley Wagner of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Christina Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, Mandy Shaddon of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Beth Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Jared Wagner of Van Buren, Arkansas; grandparents Wesley and Rose Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, Wayne and Nova Hamilton of Parks, Arkansas and Barbara Holt of Columbus, Ohio; great grandparents, Clyde Jordan of Columbus, Ohio; three uncles, Rodney Wagner of Columbus, Ohio, Robert & wife Katy Slater of Waldron, Arkansas, David & wife Brandy Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; one aunt Patricia Maxell of Waldron, Arkansas; one niece Abigail Jones, and two nephews, Caiden Wagner and Ryland Wagner and numerous cousins that loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Roe (Goat) Slater, great-grandmother Donna Jordan, great-grandparents Roy & Alcie Slater and great grandparents Bud and Tennie Wagner. Wesley's funeral service will be held at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery on Hwy. 250 in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Wesley's pallbearers will be Jared Wagner, Joshua Slater, Justin Floyd, Cody Wagner, D.J. Blylock and Mike Jones. His honorary pallbearers will be Debo Slater, Andrew Parsons and Robert Slater. Wesley's visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
19 June 2002
WILMA S. WAGNER

Hot Springs--Wilma S. Wagner of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 16, 2002 after a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Emblem Club and the Uniontown, PA Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Wagner is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bill Cabe of Waldron; a son, Richard Wagner of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Jennifer Shaddon and husband Gary of Y-City, Jeff Cabe and wife Angel of Waldron and David Wagner of Conway. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren, Vanessa Shaddon, Jamie Shaddon, Kyler Cabe and Katie Cabe; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 3 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Crestview Cemetery in Hot Springs under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be held 3 pm to 9 pm Tuesday and 9 am to 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Kidney Foundation or Gideon International.

The Waldron News
29 October 2014
ZACKERY RYAN WAGNER

Zackery Ryan Wagner of Lavaca, Arkansas passed from this life in 2014. Zack was born June 16, 1988 to Robert Douglas Wagner and Shelia Jane (Richmond) Wagner. Zack was 26 years old. Zack leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Shelia Richmond Wagner of Hackett, Arkansas and Robert D. Wagner of Lavaca, Arkansas; one brother, Tyler Wagner and wife Samantha of Lavaca, Arkansas; two sisters, Lauren Wagner of Lavaca, Arkansas and Samantha Elmore of Anchorage, Alaska. Zack will be forever missed by one niece Havana Cagle and one nephew Easton Wagner, his maternal grandmother, Jane Richmond of Hackett, Arkansas, and paternal grandmother, Margaret Wagner of Nola, Arkansas, as well as uncles, Bruce Wagner and wife Mickey, John Wagner and wife Shelly and aunt Tammie Sparks and husband Roger. Zack will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including an extended family of cousins, friends and loved ones. Zack is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry Richmond, paternal grandfather, J.B. Wagner and uncle, Mark Wagner. Zack's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Parks Cemetery at Nola, in Nola, Arkansas with Rev. Ben King officiating. Interment followed. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
1 January 2003
ESTHER WAGONER

A memorial service for Esther Wagoner of Ukiah, California was held December 23 at Ukiah Grace Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be at Ukiah Cemetery. She died at home December 20, 2002. Mrs. Wagoner was born August 19, 1921 in Scott County, Arkansas. She had been a resident of the area for 44 years. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Her accomplishments she was most proud of was being a seamstress making beautiful garments for friends and family. She was a Charter member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She will be remembered as being a very loving, kind and caring mother and person. She is survived by her daughters: Elizabeth and Jim Ward of Oakridge, Oregon; Sandra and Rick Petty of Ukiah, California. Sister: Louise Burr of Windsor, California. Grandchildren: Mike and Jolena Ward of Grants Pass, Oregon. Shannon and Noel Loza of Rohnert Park, California. Stephanie and Ted Kovack of Willows, California. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. was preceded by her husband John in 1999. Arrangements and care are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
JANIE BELL WAGONER

Janie Bell Wagoner of Mansfield, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, November 30, 2013 in her home in Mansfield, Arkansas. Janie was born October 28, 1928 in Golden City, Arkansas to Logan and Nancy Jones. Janie was 85 years, 1 month and 2 days old. Janie was well known around Mansfield for her second hand store where everybody liked to come shop and enjoy visiting with her and taking home all her second hand goodies. Janie loved spending time quilting. Janie attended the Mansfield Assembly of God Church in Mansfield, Arkansas. Janie's favorite way to spend her time was with all her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Janie leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, Jerry Wagoner of Booneville, Arkansas, Larry Wagoner of Mansfield, Arkansas, three daughters, Elaine Perez of Nevada City, California, Sheri Hopkins of Mansfield, Arkansas and Pam Holleman of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister Pat Sehorn of Waldron, Arkansas. Janie's twelve grandchildren, Robert Hurst of Midway, Arkansas, Heather Love of Russellville, Arkansas, Jason Wagoner of Greenwood, Arkansas, Michael Wagoner of Greenwood, Arkansas, Kelly Graham of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tony Perez of California, Alex Perez of California, Shannon Dominguez of Mansfield, Arkansas, Jacob Hopkins of Mansfield, Arkansas, Dacia Elmore of Witcherville, Arkansas, Whitney Holleman of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Keleigh Holleman of Fayetteville, Arkansas, along with fifteen great grandchildren who will miss their Nanny Jane dearly. Janie will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she touched. Janie is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband Howard Wagoner, her parents Logan and Nancy Jones, two brothers, Roy Jack Jones, Bob Jones and one sister Lou Scantling. Janie's graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Bud Davis Cemetery near Grayson, Arkansas with Rev. Dennis Jones and Rev. Les Elmore officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Janie's honorary pallbearers were Jason Wagoner, Michael Wagoner, Jacob Hopkins, Jimmy Brimble and Robert Hurst. Janie's visitation was Monday, December 2, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Janie's family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
22 August 2001
LINDA WAITE

Linda Sue Waite, 54, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, August 17, 2001 in a Mena hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mena First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael L. Anderson and one daughter, Kristy D. Page. Graveside services were held at 10 am Saturday, August 18, 2001 at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, James Waite, Jr; one daughter, Jamie L. Pearcy of Mena; her mother, Marcille Blair of Waldron; two sisters, Melania Daffron of Midland, Arkansas and Cathy Bingham of Waldron; and two grand- children, Tyler Page of Mena and J.T. Anderson of Hermitage, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
23 May 2001
CARL WALKER

Carl J. Walker, 81, of Waldron died Tuesday, May 15, 2001 in his home. He was a retired timber worker, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Mt. Moriah Church. Funeral services were held at 10 am Monday, May 21, 2001 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Jose of the home, three daughters, Anna Hines of Waldron, Josephine Frost of Parna, Idaho and Irene Barstch of Grass Valley, California; one son, Jerry Walker of Lincoln, California; seven sisters, Fern Powell, Allie Dickason, Estell Ennis, Lorene Lovett and Betty Johnston all of Waldron, and Dorthy Lovett of Sander, California and Margie Lasiter of Spokane, Washington; two brothers, Edgar Walker of Waldron and Perry Walker of Worland, Wyoming; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bob Chrisman, Robert Silvey, Butch Morgan, Richard Brown, L.D. Powell and Tommy Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Elmo Morgan, Ellis Hale, Max Kamerer, Mel Kenner and Buck Garner.

Scott County Times
11 January 2006
DONALD WALKER

Donald E. Walker, age 89, of Waldron, Arkansas went to join his beloved wife Marie Thursday, January 5, 2006 at a Waldron nursing home. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Waldron Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with interment in the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by three daughters, Paulette Galiano of Olatha, Kansas, Donna Brown of Waldron, Arkansas and Patty Walker of South Haven Mississippi; one brother, Victor Walker of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; two grandchildren, Jessica Stine and very special granddaughter Heather Epperson; one great grandchild Devon Isaac Austill. Serving as pallbearers were Max Smith, Robert Newman, Eddie Hutchens, Bryan Brown, Shawn Epperson and Bill Cabe.

The Waldron News
24 December 2003
EDGAR WALKER

Edgar Walker, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Monday, December 15, 2003 in his home. He was a retired oil field worker, of the Pentecostal faith and widower of Florence Walker. Funeral service was at 2:00 pm Friday, December 19 at New Life Center with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by three daughters, Nada Thacker of Snyder, TX, Wanda Brown of Waldron and Sue Stewart of Cullman, AL; one son, Donald Walker of Gardendale, TX; seven sisters, Fern Powell of Waldron, Dorthy Lovett of Sanger, CA, Margie Lasiter of Spokane, WA, Allie Dickason of Waldron, Estel Ennis of Waldron, Lorene Lovett of Waldron and Betty Johnston of Waldron; one brother, Perry Walker of Worland, WY; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donnie Wagner, Robert Wagner, David Hines, Neel Vincent, Stanley Sims, Jerry Isham and Randy Stewart.

Scott County Times
9 April 2003
FLORENCE VADA WALKER

Waldron--Funeral services for Florence Vada Walker, 86, of Waldron were held Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 2 pm at New Life Center. Burial followed at Pilot Prairie Cemetery at Waldron under the direciton of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Walker died Friday, April 4, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lavada Welch; and a son, Johnny Wayne Walker. Survivors include her husband, Edgar; three daughters, Nada Thacher of Snyder, Texas; Jody Brown of Waldron and Sue Stewart of Coleman, Alabama; a son, Donald Walker of Gardendale, Texas; two sisters, Etta Vaughn and Madie Plum both of Waldron; a brother, James Wagner of Waldron; seven grandchildren, Matt Weis, Mike Weis, Richard Neel, Tony Neel, Sgt. Johnny Stewart, Pfc Keith Stewart and Christopher Crawford; and five great grandchildren, Nickol Neel, Daton White, Mykayla Crawford, Abby Crawford and Spencer Weis. Pallbearers were Neil Vincent, Heath Wright, Richard Brown, Donnie Wagner, Robert Wagner, Shawn Boyd, Chester Vaughn and Keith Brown.

The Waldron News
21 April 2004
JERRY C. WALKER

Jerry C. Walker, born June 12, 1956 in Bakersfield, CA was tragically taken from life on March 17, 2004. Jerry was a correctional officer with the state of California for nine years. He was a man of many talents, music being his passion. He toured the state as well as Nevada, Washington and Oregon performing his famous Garth Brooks and Jimmy Buffet impersonations. He performed with his wife, Mandy with their band "Days Ride" for which they were honored with a Sacramento Area Music Award for Best Country Band in the area. Jerry's other talents included his knowledge of computers, graphic arts and videotaping. He volunteered his time and energies effortlessly to numerous charities. He donated his musical talents to local organizations and his videography skills to Lincoln High School. Jerry enjoyed water skiing, fishing and was a licensed pilot and youth minister. His greatest passion was the life he and his wife were building together. He was a good, kind, decent man and a loving husband. Jerry is survived by his wife of 14 years, Mandy; his son, Bryan and grandson, Jordan; his mother, Josie Walker of Waldron, Arkansas; sisters, Irene Bartsch of Grass Valley, Anna Hines and her husband Dave of Waldron, Arkansas, and Josephine Frost and her husband Otis of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. Services were held at the McBean Pavilion in Lincoln, CA on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made to the California Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CCPOF) at P.O. Box 348390, Sacramento, CA 95824-8390.

Scott County Times
15 August 2001
MARIE WALKER

Marie Lois Walker, 76, of Waldron died Sunday, August 12, 2001 after a 79 day stay in the hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at 10 am Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Donald of the home; two daughters, Donna McCurry of Waldron and Patty Walker of South Haven, Mississippi; one sister, Ruth Lemmon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Robert Walker of Windsor, Mississippi; and two grandchildren, Heather Smith of Waldron and Jessica Stine of South Haven, Mississippi. Pallbearers were LeonNichols, Eldred Tinder, Eddie Hutchens, Billy Biggs, Pat Ray Biggs and Glen Dale Wagner.

Scott County Times
20 December 2000
PAIGE WALKER

Paige Walker, 6, of Midland died December 10, 2000 in Little Rock. She was a first grade student at Hartford Elementary and attended Midland First Baptist Church. She was a member of Flame Gymnastics in Fort Smith and was active in athletics at South Sebastian County Youth Organizations and T-Ball Suburban League. Funeral services were December 14, 2000 at First Baptist Church in Midland with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery in Midland under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. She is survived by her parents, Brad and Shelly Walker of Midland; two brothers, Taylor and Chance of Midland; her maternal grandparents, Jim and Judy Thompson of Midland; her maternal great-grandmothers, Elouise Buccella and Lorene Orr, both of Midland; her paternal grand- mother, Donna Walker of Hartford; her paternal grandparents, Gary and Vickie Walker of Midland; her paternal great-grandparents, Harold and Effie Nell Plunkett of Hartford; her paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Walker of Midland. Pallbearers were Todd Michael, Todd Bolton, Todd Colburn, Jackie Dunn, Alan Holt and Refus Caldwell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Drawer 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

The Waldron News
7 February 2007
PERRY GREGORY WALKER

Perry Gregory Walker, 79 year old Worland resident, died Monday, January 29, 2007 at the Washakie Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1927 in Waldron, Arkansas, a son of George & Irtely (Hutchens) Walker. He was the 6th of 12 children. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. Perry married Lenora Marie Smith on August 6, 1947 in Maysville, Oklahoma. Perry served his country from 1946 through 1947 in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged after receiving a Victory Medal during WWII. He held numerous jobs in his lifetime from ranching at Enblem, Wyoming, butchering at Triangle Packing of Worland to working in the oil fields in the Big Horn Basin. Then he became a rock crusher foreman for Gilpatrick Construction before retiring with the Wyoming State Boys School of Worland. In his spare time, Perry's passions included gardening, especially tomatoes, rock hunting, making bent willow furniture, hunting and spending time with his family. Perry had four children, Linda Darlene (G.W.) Farris of Worland, Judy Dolores (Wendell) Basil of Peabody, Kansas, Mary Dee Ann (Gary) Ybarra of Borger, Texas and Melvin Lee (Darr Lea) Walker of Worland. He is also survived by his wife Lenora of Worland; sisters, Betty Smith, Allie Dickerson, Fern Powell, Estel Ennis and Lorene Lovett all of Waldron, Arkansas, Dorothy Lovett of Greenwood, CA, and Margie Lasiter of Spokane, Washington; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church. VFW Post 44 was in charge of military honors. Burial of the cremains was to be held at a later date in Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church or the Washakie County Search & Rescue in care of Bryant Funeral Home of Worland, WY, P.O. Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
ROBERT EARL WALKER

Robert Earl Walker, 77, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in his home. He was born October 29, 1929 in Heavener, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Melva Walker. Mr. Walker was a lifelong resident of Arkansas and started his printing career in El Dorado, Arkansas. He later worked for the Daily Leader in Stuttgart before establishing a weekly newspaper, The Stuttgart Standard. he continued in the printing business until his retirement in December 1992. He was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan and supported local high school sports and American Legion Baseball wherever he lived. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jenks, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Jehlen Walker; two sons and their wives, Mike and Patt Walker of Tulsa, OK, John and Rhonda Walker of Humphrey, AR; one daughter and her husband, Brenda and Greg Niemeyer of Texarkana, AR; his sister, Mrs. Dorothy Jones of Waldron, AR and his aunt, Mrs. Lorene May of Waldron, AR; three grandsons, four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren. Graveside funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Sehorn Cemetery with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
30 May 2007
JOSEPH DANIEL WALL

Joseph Daniel Wall, 84, of Waldron, AR died Thursday, May 25, 2007 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. The family will have private services at a later date. Cremation arrangements were handled by Beard's Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Fayetteville.

Scott County Times
13 April 2005
MARK WALLACE

Mark Wayne Wallace, age 31, of Waldron died Thursday, April 7, 2005 near Waldron. He was born July 10, 1973 and went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Wallace; his sister, Darlene Moore and his grandmother, Lucille Kinsey. He was a truck driver for Kastl Trucking. He is survived by one daughter, Maraih Wallace of Waldron; mother, Pat Wallace of Waldron; grandfather, A.E. Earl Kinsey of Dardanelle; one sister Diana and her husband Jerry Bob Metcalf of Waldron; one brother, Billy and his wife Lorlla Wallace of Waldron; three nieces, Amanda, Cheyenne and Britany; two nephews, Jeremy and Dustin; one great niece; two great nephews; aunt Jan and Dewey Jo Lewis of Dardanelle; Betty Sue and James, Kalene, Kim and families; uncle Bob and Pat Sinsey of Dardanelle; Ileen and Andy Wallace and Kelli and family; uncle Pete and Betty Wallace; Lucille Turnbow and family; Walter, Mary and Joy all of Dardanelle. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Kinsey, Billy Wallace, Jeremy Metcalf, Jerry Bob Metcalf, Dusin Wallace and Matthew Cox. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Daniel Cox, Jason Cox, Robert Marsh, L.C. Marsh, Brent Smith, Bobby Broussard, John Stone and Johnathon Stone.

The Waldron News
13 March 2013
BILL WALTERS

Bill Walters of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 17, 1943 in Paris, Arkansas. Bill graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Juris Doctorate degree and came to Greenwood as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in 1971. He began practicing law in Greenwood in 1972 as Walters Law Firm, now Walters, Gaston and Allison. He and his wife, Shirley started SCATCO Abstract and Title Co. in 1980 and successfully ran it for 22 years. Bill ran for the Arkansas State Senate in 1983, and he served for 18 years. He was dedicated to the constituents he served and to the State. As a lawyer, Bill loved the law and using it in ways that helped his clients. As a State Senator, Bill passed over 100 bills during his time in the legislature, serving as chair of many committees and working hard for his district and constituents. He passed legislation, such as the one that eliminated parole for 2nd offenders of murder and rape, one that set up restitution and compensation for victims of crimes, and one that allowed for designation of organ donation on your drivers license. He passed the first concealed gun legislation for our state, a bill that made getting car tags easier, and many other pieces of legislation that made the lives of those in our state better. He was named one of the top 10 Arkansas legislators in 1995. Bill served on many local clubs, boards and organizations. He was recently named to the South Sebastian County Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame. He was three times President of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, a Greenwood Citizen of the Year, Who's Who and many other honors. He flew Angel and organ donor flights, transporting patients and donor organs that saved many lives. He also did lost plane searches for the Civil Air Patrol. He was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor by the Civil Air Patrol for pulling an unconscious accident victim out of a burning vehicle. Bill enjoyed helping people and spending time with family and friends. He loved flying a plane and helicopter and took many people up for fun rides and sightseeing. He loved his cabin, enjoyed hunting, working on the bulldozer and wood carving. Everyone enjoyed Bill's stories, his humor and genuine friendship. He was a friend to all. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Greenwood, three daughters, Jamie El-Erian and husband Mohamed of Laguna Beach, California, Sherry Marrier and husband Brian of Pasadena, California, and Sandra Dewey and husband Marshall of Hamilton, Missouri. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Samia El-Erian, William, Jacob, Hannah, Katie, Sarah and Emma Dewey; four brothers, Charles Walters and wife Nieki of Houston, Texas, Robert Walters and wife Beverly of Sixes, Oregon, Eddie Walters and wife Rosemary of Maryland, and Jimmy Walters of Greenwood and one sister, Betty Beshoner of Diamondhead, Mississippi. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013 at Christ the King Church in Fort Smith with burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Ratcliff, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing was Thursday from 1 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home with a rosary service at 7 p.m. in the chapel. The family visited with friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Pallbearers were Paul Rush, Sen. Bruce Holland, John Paul Walker, Ed Beshoner, Troy Gaston and Derrick Allison. Honorary pallbearers were Honey Graham, Wayland Parker, Robert Gage, Chris Young, Mac Jones and John Laborde. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's honor to the South Sebastian County Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 219, Greenwood, AR 72936.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
CHARLES (CHUCK) WALTERS

Charles (Chuck) Walters, 72, of Cedar Creek Community died Saturday, June 5, 1999 in his home. He was a retired builder and school bus driver, a minister, president of Sonshine Fellowship International, a veteran of WWII, a member of the Living Word Training Center, a foster parent and avid gardener. He married Mary Lou Stafford on January 25, 1946 in Tampa, Florida. Funeral service was at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek Community. Survivors include his wife, Lou Walters of the home; two daughters, Donna Hellman of Hillsboro, Oreg. And Terri Thompson of Redlands, Calif; three sons, Howard Walters of Westerville, Ohio, Mark Walters of South Jordan, Utah and Craig Walters of Lafayette, Oreg; one brother, Vernon Walters of Ridge Manor, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Howard Walters, Mark Walters, Craig Walters, Rodney Walters, Jr., Chris Walters and Kevin Walters. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
7 March 2001
CLYDE FLOYD WARD, SR.

Clyde Floyd Ward, Sr., 60, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. No services were held. Burial was at Salem Cemetery at Eagle Mills, AR following cremation under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by three daughters, Annette Constantino of Fresno, CA, Alisha Rousseau of Waldron, AR and Denise Ansel of Fresno, CA; three sons, Clyde Ward, Jr. of Greenwood, AR, Dennis Ward of Huntington, AR and David Ward of Clovis, CA; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 January 2008
DARREL LEE WARD

Darrel Lee Ward of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 15, in the Mena Regional Health System. He was born August 19, 1935 in Y City, Arkansas. His age being 72 years, 4 months and 27 days. Mr. Ward was the son of the late James Hester Ward and the late Martha Dona Ward. He was united in marriage to Clarene Wiles on May 7, 1955 in Mena, Arkansas. He was an electrician, as well as air conditioner and refrigeration repair. He was a veteran serving with the Air Force. Served on the Mena City Council for 8 years, and was a member of the Southside Church of God. Survivors are his wife, Clarene Ward of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Patsy Wright of Y City, Arkansas; two special great nephews, Nicolas and Macah Cannon; brothers and sisters-in-law and spouses, Ralph and Betty White, Cora Ann and Larry Bolton, Erma Jean Parker, Geneva Wiles; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Keith Ward, sister, Lathel Saddon. Funeral services was held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 18, in the Southside Church of God, with Bro. Kenny Posey officiating. Interment was in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Pallbearers were Brooks Barron, Jim Harner, Floyd Streeter, Bernie Mize, Jerry Montgomery and Phil Wolfenbargar.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
FLOYD WARD

Mr. Floyd "Skinny Daddy" Richard Ward of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 27, 2001 at his home. He was born May 13, 1931 in Boles, Arkansas. His age being 70 years, 7 months and 14 days. Mr. Ward was the son of the late William Carroll Ward and the late Josie Hensley Ward. He was united in marriage to Betty Weatherby on June 24, 1955 in Talihina, Oklahoma. He lived in Mena most of his life and was disabled. He is survived by his wife Betty of Mena; five sons, Mike, Gary, Jason, Johnny K. "Duke" and Brian all of Mena; two daughters, Karen Ward of Mena and Ellen Thacker of Countyline, Oklahoma; five brothers, Johnny Ray, Jerrell, Marvin and Joe Bill all of Waldron and George of Mena; two sisters, Juanita Maxwell of Waldron and Kathy White of Parks; 12 grand- children and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 31 in the Hall Memorial Chapel with Bro. David McCord officiating. Interment was at the Rocky Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
5 October 2005
FRANCIS "TANK" WARD

Francis "Tank" Ward, 91, of Boles, Arkansas died Wednesday, September 28, 2005 in the Waldron Nursing Center. He was retired from the AHTD at the age of 65. He was also a self-employed welder at his home for many years until about two years before his death. He loved to fish, turkey hunt, deer hunt and was an avid fiddle player, more so in his younger years. He was also a very good yodeler. If you closed your eyes, you might think you were hearin' the ole Blue Yodeler himself, Mr. Jimmy Rodgers. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Marie "Boren" Ward of the home; one daughter, Ella Beth Watkins of Waldron, AR; two grandchildren, Keith Watkins and his wife Mandy of Cabot, AR and Kandis Hunsucker of Waldron, AR; four great-grandchildren, Heather Hunsucker of Fayetteville, AR, Heath Hunsucker and his wife Mandy of Waldron, AR, Joshua Watkins of Cabot, AR and Whitney Watkins of Cabot, AR; and one great-great grandchild, Carson Hunsucker of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Louise Ward, one son, James Marion Ward, and one son-in-law, Donald Lee Watkins of Waldron. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Shaddon and Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment was at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Joe Bill Ward, Grady Mack Rose, Kevin Wright, Troy House, Ronnie Bruton, Basil Bruton, Gary Lynn Shaddon and Bill Slagle.

The Waldron News
16 April 2014
GENE RAY WARD

Gene Ray Ward of Heavener, Oklahoma was born February 09, 1942 in Bates, Arkansas to Clyde and Edna (Dedmon) Ward and passed away April 10, 2014 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 32 years; three daughters, Shelby Frost and husband Jack of Wister, OK, Skyla Duncan and husband Hugh of Heavener, OK, Jackie Ryals and husband Glyn of Tahlequah, OK, four sons, Shannon Ward and wife Sarah of Heavener, OK, Shawn Ward and wife Jodi of Poteau, OK, Geno Blackwell and wife Tina of Heavener, OK, Bud Vinson and wife Jacki of Wilburton, OK; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and numerous friends and other relatives. Gene was blessed with numerous ranchers and business associates over the years that he considered family. Gene was a graduate of Waldron High School and attended Arkansas Tech University. He was a cattleman and was in the livestock auction business since 1962. He was an ownder of Poor Boy Livestock Auction for almost 30 years from 1980 - 2009. Gene was saved and baptized at Bates, Arkansas and attended the First Baptist Church of Heavener. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Dyer, Brother Bud Vinson and Reverend LeRoy Billy officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Phil Hatridge, Eugene Dedmon, Junior Statham, Jimmy Booth, Don Craig, Hicks Hoffman, Kenneth Neville and Danny Goldsborough. Honorary Pallbearers were "His Grandsons" Glen Ray Frost, Darrin Frost, Justin Frost, Eddie Gene Blackwell, Noah Ward, Ladd Vinson, Chris Duncan, Dusty Ryals, Chance Ryals, Cody Ryals and Ward Vinson. Viewing was 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. The family asks that consideration is given to donating to the building fund at the Heavener First Baptist Church or to Gideon's International in Gene's memory. Gene stipulated that everyone please "Come as you are."

The Waldron News
9 April 2003
GEORGE ALLEN WARD

George Allen Ward, age 32, of Mena, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. George Allen was born May 6, 1970 in Mena, Arkansas to Brenda Reed and the late George F. Ward. He was a construction worker, a loving son, father and brother. He was very loved and will be missed by many. Survivors include his wife, Missy Ward of Booneville, AR; daughters, Brittany and Aleighsha Ward of Booneville, AR; his mother, Brenda Reed of Arkoma, OK; two sisters, Lisa Dunigan of Mena, AR and Sally Ward of Mena, AR; one nephew, Cody Dunigan of Mena, AR; his grandmother, Lida Ruth Jones in Waldron Nursing Home in Waldron, AR; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father George F. Ward of Mena and his grandparents, Carrell and Josie Ward of Boles, AR. Graveside services were on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direciton of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Honorary pallbearers were Duke Ward, Ken Ward, Chad Pyle, Dougie White, Dal White, Daniel White, Danny Sanchez, Gerald Aleshire, Brandon Meadors, Paul Prebus, David Jones, David Buffington, Jim Brook, Rick Walls, Dale Lee Harmon and Duane Scroggin. Online guest book at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

Scott County Times
13 March 2002
GEORGE WARD

George F. Ward, age 60, of Mena passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 in his home. He was born July 14, 1941 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to the late Carrell Ward and the late Josie Hensley Ward. Mr. Ward served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a well-known construction worker and businessman, recently retired due to health reasons. He was a Jehovah's Witness and attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mena. He will be loved and remembered by his friends and family. He is survived by one son, Allen Ward of Booneville; two daughters, Lisa Dunigan of Mena and Sally Ward of Fort Smith; four brothers, Johnie, Jerrell, Marvin and Joe Bill all of Waldron; two sisters, Juanita Maxwell of Waldron and Kathy White of Parks; three grandchildren, Cody Dunigan of Mena, Alisha Ward and Brittany Ward both of Booneville; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and great nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrell and Josie Ward and by his brother, Floyd Ward. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mena with Bill Bates officiating. Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Pallbearers will be George Allen Ward, Dougie White, Dal White, Daniel White, Joe Bill Ward, Steven Taylor, Duke Ward and Grundy Wimberly. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnie Ward, Jerrell Ward, Marvin Ward, Mark Bates, Charles Maxwell, Doug White, Curtis Lane, J.L. "Burrhead" Miner, Philip Smith, Samy Bissell and Carl "Quilli" Jameson.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
GLADYS WARD

Gladys Marie Ward went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2002. She always had a smile on her face and a postivie attitude. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldron Ward and her sister-in- law, Ruthanne Harrison. She is survived by her brothers, William Harrison, Robert and Alice Harrison; one son, Waldron Dean and daughter-in-law, Alexandra Dean; her grandkids, Monica, James, April, Crystal, Vanessa, Desirie and Ana Dean; her great grandkids, Malachi and Alaura Larson. A private memorial service was held March 22, 2002 at the Scott County Senior Citizens Center, at 11:00 a.m.

Scott County Times
28 September 2005
JERRELL WARD

Jerrell E. Ward, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas died September 25 of 2005 at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jerrell was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jerrell was preceded in death by his parents Carrell and Josie Ward, two brothers, Floyd and George F. Ward, and one nephew George Allen Ward. Jerrell is survived by one daughter Paula Cook of Greenwood; two sisters and brothers- in-law Juanita and Charles Maxwell of Waldron, Arkansas and Kathy and Doug White of Parks, Arkansas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnie and Marion Ward of Waldron, Arkansas, Marvin and Diann Ward of Waldron, Arkansas and Joe Bill Ward of Mena, Arkansas. Jerrell has twenty-two nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. They all loved and adored him greatly. Jerrell as a Jehovah's Witness believed if he had to go to sleep in death that he would wake up in the resurrection soon. Friends and family will long remember him for his caring and generous spirit and will have fond memories of him playing that fiddle he loved so much. Funeral will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Wednesday, September 28 of 2005 at 3:00 pm.

The Waldron News
23 May 2012
JOHNIE RAY WARD

Johnie Ray Ward of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Johnie was born July 19, 1933 to William Carol Ward and Eliza Josephine (Hensley) Ward in Dooley, Arkansas. Johnie was 78 years, 10 months and 1 day old. He was a faithful member of the Waldron First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years. Johnie was also a member of the Gideons, helping to reach many people by sharing God's word. Johnie served a tenure in the United States Army and then he served a two year service in the United States Navy in the Korean War era. Johnie's hobby after retirement was his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed working in the yard, flower beds and mowing. He also loved to take the love of his life, his wife Marion and travel. When he wasn't traveling he love to listen to his family play and sing music. His family and friends could always count on Johnie for an encouraging word and one of his ever famous SMILES. Johnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 53 years, Marion of the home, three sons, Steve of Little Rock, Arkansas and Mark and wife Karen of Waldron, Arkansas, Phillip and wife Cheryel of Ozark, Missouri. Pappy will forever be missed by his six grandchildren, Willie, Jeff and wife Amy, Dillon, Kelli Jo, Sophie and Zane. Pappy will also be missed by his five great grandchildren, Looper, Kaden, Reece, Mathew and Joseph. Johnie is also survived by two sisters, Juanita Maxwell and Kathy White both of Waldron, Arkansas and two brothers, Marvin Ward of Waldron, Arkansas and Jo Bill Ward of Mena, Arkansas. Johnie is preceded in death by his parents, William Carol Ward and Eliza Josephine (Hensley) Ward, and three brothers, Floyd, Jerald and George. Johnie's celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Waldron First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Warren Gasaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Johnie's pallbearers will be Willie Ward, Jeff Ward, Travis May, Dillon Ward, Looper Ward and Trey Plummer. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Dale Sparks, Waldron First Baptist Church Deacons, Johnie's Men's Sunday School Class, Jerry Parker, Junior Wagner and Robert May. Johnie's visitation was at 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 September 2004
LENORA SHOOK SUITS WARD

Lenora Shook Suits Ward, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away September 5, 2004 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. September 9, 2004 at the United Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with burial in Carolan Cemetery near Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Ward of the home; one daughter, Helen Hurley of Mena, AR; grandsons, Mike Green and his wife Walda of Booneville, AR and Jerry Green of Muldrow, AR; her granddaughter, Sharon Pack and her husband Bob of Mena, AR. Pallbearers were Jim Shook, Jerry Green, Bob Pack, Josh Pack, Jack Sims, Robert Van Horn, Mike Green and Matt Glover.

The Waldron News
17 April 2013
STEVEN MAURICE WARD

Steven Maurice Ward, Waldron native, 54 years and two weeks, died Sunday night at his family's homeplace in Waldron after a four-month battle with cancer. He was attended by his brothers and his mother at the time of his death. Steve was born in Houston, Texas, on March 30, 1959. He most recently lived in the Ferndale community near Little Rock. He was a 1981 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in History. He was a member of the Rho Sigma men's social club. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Marion Ward of Waldron; his brother Mark Ward and sister-in-law Karen, also of Waldron; his brother Philip Ward and sister-in-law Cheryl of Fayetteville; his grandmother, Mrs. Lorene May of Waldron; four nephews and two nieces. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Johnie Ward of Waldron, in May 2012. Steve's life celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Gideon International, or to your local church.

The Waldron News
2 April 2003
THURL WARD

Thurl Ward, 93, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at Sparks Regional Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1909 in Carland, Arkansas, the son of John and Estella Ward. A long-time resident of Mansfield, he was a retired cattleman and former co-owner of Mansfield Hardware. He served on the Poteau River District Soil Conservation Board from 1961 to 1987. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 where he served as a Deacon for 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth; a son, John, of Greenwood, AR; a brother, Seaman, of Bakersfield, CA; three grandchildren, John Daxton of Greenwood, Captain Courtney Finkbeiner of Colorado Springs, CO, SSgt. Blair Ward of Camp Pendleton, CA and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was at 10:30 am Saturday, March 29 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 with interment at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery in Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Elmer Quick, Vanis Sigman, Jack Livingston, Butch Butcher, Eddie Ward and Donnie Ward.

The Waldron News
19 September 2007
TYRESSA MARIE WARD

Tyressa Marie Boren Ward, 90, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital at the age of 90 years and 16 days. For the past four years, she had been a resident in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born August 26, 1917 in Wolfe City, Texas. Marie was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one daughter, Ella Beth Watkins of Waldron, AR; two grandchildren, Keith and wife Mandy Watkins of Cabot, AR and Kandis Hunsucker of Waldron, AR; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Watkins of Cabot, AR and Whitney Watkins of Cabot, AR, Heather Hunsucker of Fayetteville, AR, Heath Hunsucker of Waldron, AR; one great-great grandchild, Carson Hunsucker of Waldron, AR; one sister, Faye McKaughan of Sacramento, CA. Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Francis (Tank) Ward, one daughter, Frances Louise Ward and one son, James Marion Ward both of Boles and one son-in-law, Donald Lee Watkins of Waldron, AR. Also her parents, Benjamin Walter and Ida Gregston Boren of Mena, AR, one sister, Joyce Asher of Lincoln, AR, three brothers, Walter Francis of Texas, Charles Edward Boren and Andrew Elmo Boren, both of Y-City, AR. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, AR with Rev. Mike Shaddon and Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Services were under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Grady Mack Rose, Billy Joe Slagle, Larry Boren, Wayne Boren, Gary Lynn Shaddon, Joel Asher, Jr. and Joe Bill Ward.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
VIRGINIA WARD

Virginia Ward, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was born March 31, 1924, known as "Sis" to family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvel and son Larry. She is survived by one sister Nellie Faria of Waldron, AR; three brothers, John Smith of Waldron, Max Smith and wife Louanna of Waldron, Millard Smith and wife Delta of Booneville, AR, daughter-in-law Pam Ward of Fort Smith, AR; granddaughter Kayce Peters and husband Harold of Fort Smith, AR; great-grandsons Justin and Joshua Peters of Fort Smith, AR; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 2:00 pm Monday, August 25, 2008 at the Freedom Baptist Church with interment at the Freedom Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Smith, Jackie Smith, Steve Farie, Greg Smith, Jerry Goff and Terry Goff. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Smith, Ernie Goff, Ronnie Goff,Stephen Smith, Danny Goff and Rick Smith.

Scott County Times
7 August 2002
A.A. WARE

Abbott--Funeral services for A.A. Ware, 92, of Abbott were held Monday, August 5, 2002 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Ware died Friday, August 2, 2002 at his home. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lillian Ware and Della Ware; a son, Allen Ware; two grandsons and a granddaughter. Survivors include five daughters, Thelma Little of Abbott, Jean Moore of Ione, Darlene Bates of Newalla, Oklahoma, Alma Thomas of Sims and Faye Pickens of Sims; two sons, D.W. Ware and Ray Ware both of Abbott; two brothers, Alton Ware of Oregon and A.L. Ware of Perryville; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bruce Brotherton, David Hammons, Jeffery Thomas, John Allen Ware, Randy Scoma and Jeremy Watson.

Scott County Times
11 June 2003
ALMA WARMATH

Alma Anita Warmath, 75, of Waldron died June 7, 2003 in her home. She was a nurse and of the Presbyterian faith. She attended Waldron First Baptist Church and was a member of the Rockett's Club. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Paige Bethel of Waldron; two sons, Gary Warmath of Anchorage, Alaska and Marris Warmath of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Demetra Gummeshire of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Suzie Goldsmith of Mt. Home, Arkansas and Olie Weeks of Piggott, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and one cousin, Lois Gilbert of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Paul Newborn, Bill Black, Rick Jeffery, Bill Bethel, Kenny Johnston and J.C. Cash.

The Waldron News
1 July 2009
BRADLEY WARREN

Bradley Warren, age 73, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Waldron. Bradley was born February 10, 1936 in Black Springs, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1960 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture and received his Masters degree in 1963. After graduation from college, Bradley went to work for the Cooperative Extension Service. He came to Scott County on November 5, 1973 as the County Extension Agent. Bradley has been a member of, or advisor to a number of organizations including the Waldron Lions Club, Waldron Chamber of Commerce, The Farm Bureau Board of Directors, The Scott County Regional Water District Board, 4-H Groups, Search and Rescue, Scott County Fair Board and Antique Tractor Club. Bradley's funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 26th at the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Holleman officiating with interment in the Black Springs Cemetery in Black Springs, Arkansas under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two close friends Connie Maxell of Waldron, Arkansas and Billy Moore of Huntington, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 April 2004
THOMAS WARREN

Thomas Austin Warren, 67, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 31, 2004 in Fort Smith. He was a retired welder, a Baptist, a Viet Nam veteran. He was preceded in death by three sons, Ronnie Warren, Billy Warren and Thomas Ray Warren. Graveside services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 3, 2004 with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. He was survived by four daughters, Vicki Peterson of Greenwood, Kathy Grayson of Huntington, Ellen Jones of Huntington and Misti Vargus of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one son, Douglas Boyd of Huntington; two brothers, Lane Warren of New Castle, Kentucky and Merle Rodgers of Parker, Arizona; twenty-one grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Jason Sheldon, Trey Langford, Johnny Turner, Andy Taylor, Ronnie Roberts and Jim Hoffman.

The Waldron News
12 October 2011
ALTON EUGENE WATKINS

Alton Eugene Watkins, formerly of Weed, CA, passed away on September 22, 2011 at Nevada City, CA. He was 82 years old. Graveside services will be held at the Winema Cemetery in Weed, CA on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Alton was born on June 15, 1929 at Harvey, AR to Vernon Watkins and Nannie McCafferty Watkins. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. Watkins is survived by his daughter, Sharon DiLorenzo of Nevada City, CA; son, Graig Watkins of Grass Valley, CA; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Alton is preceded in death by his wife Emma Watkins. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

The Waldron News
9 January 2008
EMMA LOU COLE WATKINS

Emma Lou Cole Watkins, 77, of Nevada City, California, formerly of Weed, California and Parks, Arkansas, passed from this life on December 31, 2007 at a Marysville, California hospital. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alton Eugene Watkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K. and Raymond DiLorenzo of Nevada City, California; one son, Craig D. Watkins of Grass Valley, California; one grandson, Joshua J. Trumbo of Nevada City, Californa; one great-grandson, Britain A. Trumbo of Nevada City, California; and one brother, Johnny K. Cole of Van Buren, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady L. and Oma M. Cole, one brother, Lonzo L. Cole, and two sisters, Opal M. Cole Nelson and Joyce F. Cole VanDeWiele Vaught. A memorial service in Weed, California is pending at this time.

The Waldron News
9 February 2011
FLOYD WATKINS

Floyd Watkins, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in his home. He served in the Army and Navy where he fought in the Korean War. Floyd worked for the Waldron Furniture Factory where he retired after 35 years. After retiring he became a cattle farmer and would go to the Waldron sale barn every chance he had. He loved the outdoors where he would deer hunt, and take care of his prized cattle. Above all Floyd loved his family and giving children a dollar just to see the joy on their faces. Floyd is survived by his wife of 57 years Martha Watkins of the home; son Mark Watkins of Waldron; daughter Terri Jones and husband Donald of Waldron; three grandchildren, Evan Watkins, Kristy Young and husband Matt, and Kelli McCurry and husband Josh all of Waldron; and two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Logan Young. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Ida Watkins, and two brothers, Therman and Houston Watkins. Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 pm thru 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers were John Evans, Wayne Langley, Glen Dale Sparks, Fritz Morales, Sam Giddens and Scott Clemens. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Bruton, Clyde Audas, Bird Vines, Harold Standridge, Gary Bell and Valton Holleman.

The Waldron News
23 January 2013
FRANCIS RONALD WATKINS

Francis Ronald Watkins passed from this life Friday, January 11, 2013 in Waldron, Arknasas. Ronald was born March 18, 1944 to George Thurman Watkins and Geneva Inez (Taylor) Watkins in Boles, Arkansas. Ronald was 68 years, 9 months and 24 days old. Ronald was retired from Waldron Furniture Factory. He loved to deer hunt and in his younger days he was quite a horseman. He loved working with horses, riding and just being around them. Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Cindy Watkins Yarbrough of Waldron, Arkansas and one son, Wayne Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas. Ronald is also survived by two grandchildren: Trevor Watkins and Miranda Yarbrough and one great grandchild, Jaylee Watkins. Ronald will be missed by one sister, Delores Horn and one brother, Charles Watkins both of Waldron, Arkansas. Ronald will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including numerous nieces, newphews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, George T. Watkins and Geneva (Taylor) Watkins as well as one son, Chad Watkins. Ronald's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ronald's pallbearers will be Larry Horn, Barry Yarbrough, Thurman Watkins, John Davis, Brian Horn and Tim Nutley. Honorary pallbearers will be Waldron Nursing Center residents and staff. Ronald's visitation will be Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
19 May 2004
GENEVA WATKINS

Geneva Watkins, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was retired from the Waldron Furniture Factory. She was preceded in death by her husband Thurman Watkins and grandson Chad Watkins. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Thursday, May 13, 2004 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter and husband Deloras and Larry Horn of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Charles and wife Janice of Waldron and Ronald Watkins of Waldron; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brian Horn, Thurman Watkins, Wayne Watkins, John Davis, Larry Brown and Bennie Newberry.

The Waldron News
17 August 2011
LJ WATKINS

LJ Watkins, 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 14, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. LJ was born August 13, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Belton and Nannie (Hickerson) Watkins. He was a Certified Public Accountant in Mena, Arkansas and Waldron for many years. He was an avid horseman and farmer. LJ is survived by his wife Sue of Mena, Arkansas; one son Wyatt Watkins and wife Deborah of Tonitown, Arkansas; one daughter Laura Watkins of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one grandson Ty Hale, one granddaughter Hannah Watkins, two step-sons Russell Broomfield of Waldron, Arkansas and Roger Broomfield of Fort Smith, Arkansas, three step-grandsons, Jason Broomfield, Matthew Broomfield & Alec Broomfield and step great grandchildren Kylie & Jacob Broomfield. LJ's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Buffalo Cemetery near Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. LJ's pallbearers were Mike Wright, Doug Sims, Paul Atchley, Matthew Broomfield, Jason Broomfield and Blake Wright. LJ's visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
LEONARD JOE (L.J.) WATKINS

Leonard Joe (L.J.)Watkins, 53, of Waldron, died Saturday, May 2, 1998 near Mansfield. He was a truck driver for Tyson Foods, member of Haw Creek Baptist Church, and an army veteran. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracy, and mother, Annie. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; one son and daughter-in-law: Randell and Tracey Watkins, of Waldron; his father, Clarence Watkins, of Heavener, Oklahoma; two sisters: Gladys Cryer, of Tipton, Oklahoma and Norma Jean Elmore, of Fredrick, Oklahoma; one brother, Edward Watkins, of Heavener, Oklahoma; three grandchildren: Kyle, Kenny and Kristopher. Pallbearers were Larry Taft, Joey Lee, Paul Soloman, Bruce Keener, Leaman Piles and Jack Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Ehlen, Dale Suttles and Paul Osborne. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
LINDEN WATKINS

Linden Watkins, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 at his home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Watkins; three daughters, Denise wright and husband Mike of Waldron, AR, Denan Cagle and husband Gaylon of Mountainburg, AR, and Donna Roberts and husband Eric of Springdale, AR; one son, Randy Watkins and wife Vicki of Waldron, AR; eight grandchildren; one brother, L.J. Watkins and wife Sue of Mena, AR; one sister-in-law, Elabeth Watkins of Waldron, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belton and Nannie Watkins, four brothers, Gordon Watkins, Oval Watkins, Eldon Watkins and Don Watkins. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
23 October 2002
OVAL D. WATKINS

Waldron--Funeral services for Oval D. Watkins, 79, of Barling, Arkansas were held on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Watkins died Tuesday October 15, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired supervisor for Forsgren Inc. He was an Air Force veteran of WWII and a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Watkins and daughter Pat Webb. Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Cowan of Van Buren, Arkansas; two brothers, Linden Watkins of Waldron and L.J. Watkins of Mena; five grandchildren, Lyle Lorenson of Greenwood, Liz Persall of Spiro, Oklahoma, Cindy Brown of Springdale, Arkansas, Chad Keener of Charleston, Arkansas, and Jacey Little of Van Buren, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Luke Lorenson of Greenwood, Sara Brown of Springdale, Logan, Ryan and Mason Keener all of Charleston. Pallbearers were Chad Keener, Lyle Lorenson, Ronnie Keener, Luke Lorenson, Buster Brown and Leon Lorenson.

The Waldron News
9 April 2014
WANDA LORRAINE (HUNT) WATKINS

Wanda Lorraine (Hunt) Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Wanda was born June 6, 1939 to Claude Ellis Hunt and Sarah Elma (Cheek) Hunt in Waldron, Arkansas. Wanda was 74 years, 9 months and 24 days old. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Wanda was married to the love of her life, Linden Watkins for 48 marvelous years before Linden went on to Heaven to wait for her. Together they raised four amazing children and played a huge role in the lives of their grandchildren. Wanda enjoyed listening to good old fashion country music and watching music videos. She loved it when "King" George would come on.She would just grin and light up the room with that smile. Whether it was playing ball of some kind or a school function, Wanda had a wonderful time going to watch her grandchildren in their activities. Wanda was always up for a road trip of any kind, especially a shopping trip with her girls. She could always find a bargain that needed a new home. Wanda was a kind and caring person. She enjoyed spending time with her family and always wnated to see them happy. The memories made with her loved ones will forever be treasured by each of them. Wanda leaves behind to cherish her memory, three daughters: Denise Wright and husband Mike of Waldron, Arkansas, Denan Cagle and husband Gaylen of Mountainburg, Arkansas and Donna Roberts and husband Eric of Springdale, Arkansas; one son, Randy Watkins and wife Vicki of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her eight grandchildren: Rachael Sehorn, Lauren Wright, Jazlie Cagle, McKay Cagle, Dalen Cagle, Kenton Roberts, Katie Roberts and Shannon Rogers as well as one great grandson, Tyler Sehorn. Wanda is also survived by one sister, Pam Langston of Barling, Arkansas and one brother, Harold Jo Hunt of Waveland, Arkansas, Alene Hunt of New Mexico, Ella Beth Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas and Sue Watkins of Boles, Arkansas. Wanda will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including an extended family of friends and loved ones dear to her heart. Wanda was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Linden Watkins, her parents, Ellis and Elma Hunt and two brothers, Donald Hunt and Douglas Hunt. Wanda's life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Wanda's pallbearers were Mike Wright, Eric Roberts, Makay Cagle, Derek Sehorn. Honorary pallbearers were staff of Waldron Nursing Center. Wanda's visitation was held Tuesday, April 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Wanda's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Duncan Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
14 December 2005
ZACHERY HEATH WATKINS

zachery Heath Watkins, age 23, of Conway, formerly of Cave City, died Saturday, December 3, 2005 at North Little Rock. He was born August 12, 1982 at Batesville, Arkansas to Boyce and Becky (Marlin) Watkins, a student at UCA and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his mother, Becky (Marlin) Goodwin and his paternal grandfather Kermit Watkins. Survivors include one son, Hunter Watkins of Conway; fiancee Lily Brooks of Conway; his father and stepmother, Boyce and Yvonne Watkins of Waldron; stepfather Johnny Goodwin of Ash Flat; one sister and brother-in-law, Kandus (Kandy) and Jamie Chandler of Greenbrier; one step brother, Jared Carlton of Prim; one step sister, Julie Carlton of Fayetteville; paternal grandmother Rhodella Watkins of Poughkeepsie; maternal grandparents Mordecai and Joy Marlin of Cave City, one nephew Kade Chandler and one niece Grace Chandler, both of Greenbrier and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 2:00 pm at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Troy Henley officiating. Burial followed in the Powells Chapel Cemetery located at Poughkeepsie with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Pallbearers were Dustin Westmoreland, Seth Westmoreland, Derek Marlin, Colten Marlin, Jeremiah Woehl and Justin Mondoza. Honorary pallbearer was Jamie Chandler.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
RICK LYNN WATSON
Feb. 12, 1959 - May 28, 2009

Rick Lynn Watson, 50, went to be with our Lord on May 28, 2009. He was born in Mena, Arkansas on February 12, 1959. Rick had just moved back to Waldron after living in Bastrop, Louisiana for 25 years where he was an electrical technician for International Paper Company. Early in life he loved baseball and pitched for the Waldron Bulldogs and Carl Albert Community College. He later graduated from Okmulgee Technical School in 1984. Rick was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bastrop, Louisiana and enjoyed spending his vacation helping with vacation bible school. He loved deepsea fishing and cooking Cajun food. Rick was known for his wonderful personality, big heart, loving his family, and having lots of friends. He is survived by the light of his life, his daughter Taylor Lynne Watson of Bastrop, Louisiana, and her sisters Morgan and Madison McGuire, his parents Billy and Nadine Watson of Waldron, two brothers, Marty Watson and wife Ceriln of Kansas City, MO., Raymon and wife Frankie of Waldron, two sisters Toni Dozier and husband Allen of Waldron, Tina Johnson and husband Robert of Bella Vista, 6 nieces, 10 nephews, 4 great nieces, 1 great nephew and his best friends since Junior High, Dave Parker. Rick's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30th at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Free and Rick's father Billy Watson officiating with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Rick's pallbearers will be Dave Parker, Robert Johnson, Allen Dozier, Mark Watson, Tyler Johnson, Daniel Watson, Mike Hogan and Keith Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick's good friends Steve McGuire and Tony Parsons.

The Waldron News
26 December 2001
DORIS A. WATTS

Doris A. Watts, 67, of East Peoria, Illinois died Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born January 18, 1934 to Argus T. Taff and Emily F. Gimlin Taff in Scott County, Arkansas. She married Raymond M. Watts on August 7, 1950 in Scott County, Arkansas. Doris was a Camp Ranger at Kickapoo Council Girl Scout Camp Tapawingo, a member of First Baptist Church of East Peoria, leader of Girl Scouts for 25 years, and a member of Whirl-a-way Square Dance Club of Mortor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond on July 7, 1988 in Scott County, AR. She was also preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one brother and two sisters. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. & Mary Watts of Yates City, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, LaVonna L. & Greg Sams of East Peoria, IL; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; onebrother, Larry Taff of Waldron, AR; one sister-in-law, Hazel Taff; one brother-in-law, Dimon Sparks of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Marcine Newberry and Louise Holt both of Waldron, AR. Memorial service was at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21 at Faith United Presbyterian Church, 107 West Bishop, Yates City, IL. The service was officiated by Rev. Mary Babcock. Cremation rites were accorded. In lieu of flowers by family's request memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, or Girl Scouts Kickapoo Council.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
IDA MAY WATTS

Ida May Watts, age 94, of Mena, formerly of Black Fork, passed Wednesday, October 25, 2000 in the Mena Manor Nursing Center. She was born August 30, 1906 in Black Fork, Arkansas to the late Greenberry Davis and the late Nancy Jane Clark Davis. October 4, 1925, she was united in marriage to Squire Robert Watts in Beauchamp, Arkansas. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Black Fork. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by her sons Garland and his wife Patsy Watts of Black Fork, Arkansas, Donald and his wife Linda Watts of Rosboro, Arkansas; two daughters, Hattie Thomas of Waldron, Arkansas, Thelma and her husband James Hearn of Glenwood, Arkansas; one sister, Dorothy Burns of Fort Worth, Texas; 37 grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Squire Rober Watts, sons Eugene Watts, Leonard Watts and Ralph Watts, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 2 pm in the Piney Cemetery in Black Fork. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

The Waldron News
11 January 2012
JAMES ROBERT "BOOBIE" WATTS

James Robert "Boobie" Watts, 56, of Blackfork, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at his home. James is survived by his mother Hattie Thomas of Parks, Arkansas; two brothers, Leo and Theo Thomas both of Blackfork, Arkansas; one sister Edna Angel of Booneville, Arkansas; one aunt Thelma Hearn of Mena, Arkansas and two uncles, Garland Watts of Blackfork, Arkansas and Donald Watts of Roseboro, Arkansas. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2012 at the Piney Cemetery near Blackfork, Arkansas with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Chris Thomas, Travis Thomas, Joseph Angel, Keith Haggard, Darrell French and Dean Heath.

The Waldron News
20 June 2001
JODIE LYNN WATTS

Jodie Lynn Watts, 61, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, June 16, 2001 in her home. She was a security officer for Burn's International and a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at Putnam Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Adair of Fort Smith, AR and Angel Dawn Huber of Killeen, TX; one sister, Audrey Kuhn of Millbrook, AL; three brothers, Loyal Watts of Eustis, FL; Truel Watts of Millbrook, AL and Duane Watts of Waldron, AR; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Danny Kinney, Robert Benton, Delbert King, Gary Jones, Joey Page, Nathan Huber, Richard McGuire and Captain Jerry Snook.

Scott County Times
2 August 2000
LEONARD WATTS

Leonard Watts, 72, of Mena died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 in Mena. He was born March 7, 1928 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Bob Watts and Ida May Davis Watts. He was a logger by profession and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 2 pm at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Pastor Perry Heart officiating. Burial followed in the Piney Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. He is survived by his children, Barbara Kay Venable, Roger Watts, Jerry Watts, David Watts, Preston Watts, Robert Watts, Christine Magness, Maedean Roark all of Mena and Jayme Underwood of Heavener, Oklahoma; his mother, Ida May Watts of Mena; his siblings, Hattie Thomas of Waldron, Garland Watts of Black Fork, Donald Watts of Rosboro, Arkansas and Thelma Hearn of Glenwood, Arkansas; 19 grand- children and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, his son Albert Dale Watts, brothers Eugene Watts and Ralph Watts.

The Waldron News
29 October 2014
LEORA MAXINE WATTS

Leora was born and raised in Rockwell City, Iowa and moved with her family to Waldron, Arkansas when she was a teenager. She met her future husband, Ralph Edmond Watts, Sr., and was married in Waldron. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lived through the Great Depression and survived to grow up and raise two sons, Ralph Edmond Watts, Jr. and Ronald Franklin Watts. She was always chatty, cheerful and loved to play games, especially card games, but she was up for just about anything. She would share everything she had with her friends and neighbors. When she was short for cash, she would still give away all that she could to anyone who needed it. She worked at the Waldron Flower Shop, then was a part-time reporter for the Waldron newspaper, and became a dental assistant to Dr. Joe Luther for a number of years. Later she went to work for the Waldron Telephone Company where her career continued until her retirement. Leora was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph (known as Uncle Ralph to the townspeople) Edmond Watts, Sr., and is survived by her two sons, Ralph Jr. and Ronald, grandchildren Kyra Bradley, Teala Watts and Tylan Watts and numerous great-grandchildren. A loving mother, she will be missed deeply by those she touched in her long life.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
LORENE WATTS

Lorene Watts, 76, of Waldron died Feb. 4 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. Funeral service was from 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Oliver Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include four daughters, Janice Ehlen of Tyler, Texas, Shirley Watkins of Waldron, Phyllis Suttles of Waldron, JoAnn Osborn of Booneville; two sisters, Katherine Billings of Waldron, Irene Graham of Waldron; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronnie Nelson, Gerald Essman, Bryan Kopf, Bill Sanders, Jimmy Stinson and Bradley Warren. Viewing was from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 5 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6. Honorary pallbearers were James Kopf, Rainey Ridenhour and Earl Craig.

Scott County Times
15 January 2003
MILLIE WATTS

Millie Jane Watts, 94, of Stephensville, Virginia died January 10, 2003, Friday in Front Royal, Virginia. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker. Graveside services were held at 11:00 am Monday, January 13, 2003 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Naoma Kelley of Stephensville, Virginia; three grandchildren; six great- grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
RALPH WATTS

Ralph Watts, 69, of Heavener, Oklahoma died on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 in Muskogee, OK. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of American Legion and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 1999 at Piney Cemetery in Waldron, AR with burial following, which was under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by five daughters, Joyce Myers of Howe, OK, Ramona Woodral of Forrester, OK, Nancy Oliver of Heavener, OK, Loretta Ross of Wilburton, OK and Teresa Watts of Oklahoma City, OK; four sons, Donald, C.J., R.J., and Henry all of Heavener, OK; his mother, Ida Mae Watts of Mena, AR, two sisters, Hattie Thomas of Waldron, AR and Thelma Hearn of Glenwood, AR; three brothers, Leonard of Mena, AR, Garland of Blackfork, AR and Donald of Rosboro, AR; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
21 February 2001
RICHARD WEATHERLY

Richard Lavern Weatherly, 68, of Boles, Arkansas died Thursday, February 15, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a farmer for Tyson Foods, a retired truck driver and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and three grandsons. Funeral services were held at 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Joey Baker of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Deidre and Leonard Ridenhour and Margaret and Chris Glenn all of Boles; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda Weatherly of Boles and Jack Williams of Waldron; one brother, Johnny Don Weatherly of Quinlan, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Tracy Williams, Misti Vaughn, Sissy Cox, Crystal Henry, Douglas Mays, Craig Vaughn, Cassie Baker, Wade Ridenhour, Leann Morgan, Jack Williams, Jr., Michael Williams, Joseph Williams, Lisa Bailey, Beth Rhoads, Mitch Ridenhour; 6 great-grandchildren, Austin Vaughn, Trey Williams, Tiffany Pierce, Tyler Henry, Michael Henry and Dustin Mays. Pallbearers were grandsons.

The Waldron News
22 January 2014
JAMES EDWARD WEAVER

James Edward Weaver of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, January 13, 2014 in Mabelvale, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. James was born October 26, 1957 to Delmar Sanford Weaver and Lena Elizabeth (Harmon) Weaver in Kennett, Missouri. James was 56 years, 2 months and 18 days old. James loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. For a number of years, James could be found at the Sodie Davidson Park where he was the man behind the park being in excellent condition for all the community kids to play their sports. James was married to his loving wife, Barbara Sue (Ridenhour) Weaver for 12 years. Together they shared wonderful memories with their blended and extended families. Time spent with James family were among his priceless treasures. James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Barbara Sue (Ridenhour) Weaver of the home, one daughter, Jamie Roach of Dell, Arkansas, one step daughter, Marissa Woodard of Charleston, four sons, Mike Weaver of Mabelvale, Arkansas, Trenton Weaver, Dakoda Weaver and Bryce Weaver all of Waldron, Arkansas, two stepsons, Lee Woodard of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Keith Woodard of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will remain in the hearts of six grandchildren. James is also survived by brothers Jack Weaver of Clubb, Missouri, Jerry Weaver of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lary Weaver of Lodi, California, Rick Weaver of Paragould, Arkansas, Lou Varvil of Paragould, Arkansas, Dot Harvey of Dixie, Arkansas and Joyce Robinson of Wachula, Florida. James will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. James is preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Lena Weaver, four older brothers and one grandson, Tyler Weaver. James' life celebration was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. James' pallbearers were Shawn Taylor, Lance Lowery, Sheldon McEntire, Jeff Ridenhour, Ronnie James and Alec Curtis. James' visitation was held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where James' family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
5 April 2000
KAREN SUE WEAVER

Karen Sue Weaver, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 29, 2000 in her home. She was a secretary for Unical/Tasco Oil Company and attended Haw Creek Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Haw Creek Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Ridenhour of Waldron, AR; two sons, Dwayne Kelch of Alaska and Richard Kelch of Oregon; her mother, Margaret Grace of Chico, CA; one sister, Janice Cault of Yuba City, CA; one brother, Jerry Hayes of Oroville, CA; four grandchildren. Pallbearers Dwayne Kelch, Richard Kelch, Fred Ridenhour, Shawn Ridenhour.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
ESTHER WEBB

Esther Webb, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her home. Esther is survived by five children, Ruth Morris, Charles Motley, James Van Horn, Robert Van Horn, Elizabeth Ortiz, 14 grandchildren: Jonathon, Amanda, Kristin, Andrea, Sabrina, Mayah, Andrew, Misty, Rachel, Seth, Eric, Rebekah, Christian, Francisco; 11 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mary Poe and Elisabeth Robertson. Esther was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Edna (Neal) Webb and one great grandson Timmothy Walters. Visitation was Monday, May 28, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Hill Crest Cemetery in Gravett, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Charles Motley, Robert Van Horn, James Van Horn, Seth Van Horn, Richard Vorpagel, Keith Vorpagel and Jonathon Mecham. Honorary pallbearer was Eric Van Horn.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
LEE EDWARD WEBB

Lee Edward Webb, 91, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church, a retired truck driver and bus driver for the Van Buren Schools. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2007 at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, AR with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by four nieces, three nephews and their families and a host of good friends. Pallbearers were Bill Dodson, Jack Hunley, Don LaRue, Bill Alexander, Dan Deffenbaugh and Ron Selby. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Hurst Sunday School Class.

The Waldron News
8 August 2007
LLOYDE IMOGENE BEAM WEBB

Lloyde Imogene Beam Webb, 87, of Van Buren, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 3, 2007 in Benton, Arkansas. She was retired from Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, Arkansas with interment in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Lee Webb of Van Buren, Arkansas; five nieces, six nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Eva Beam; two brothers, Lewis Beam and George Marlow Beam, Jr. Pallbearers will be Ron Selby, Hill Alexander, Don LaRue, Bill Dotson, Dan Deffenbaugh, and Mike Hurst. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hunley, Mike Hurst and the Men's Sunday School Class. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to the funeral hour at Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
10 October 2001
PAT WEBB

Pat Webb of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2001 in her home. Mrs. Webb was retired from Rheem, a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle, a volunteer at the Miller Branch Public Library and a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Watkins. Pat is survived by two daughters, Lizabeth Persal and her husband, Marty of Spiro, Oklahoma, Cindy Brown and her husband, Buster of Fort Smith, one son, Lyle Lorenson of Greenwood. Also surviving are her father, Oval Watkins of Fort Smith and one sister, Lynn Cowan of Van Buren, two grandchildren, Luke Lorenson and Sara Brown. Funeral services were at 10:00 am Friday, October 5, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 November 2013
RAYMOND "RAY" McMANUS WEBB

Raymond "Ray" McManus Webb of Booneville, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, November 15, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ray was born November 9, 1963 in Richmond, Virginia. Ray was 50 years, and 6 days old. Ray leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Debra Webb of Booneville, Arkansas; one daughter, Destiny Neidecker of Booneville, Arkansas and one son, Trevor Neidecker of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Ray is preceded in death by one son, Dalton Ray Neidecker. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
14 September 2011
CHARLES PEYTON WEBSTER

Charles Peyton Webster, age 74, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in Fort Smith. He was born Feb. 5, 1937 in Keithville, LA. He was a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church and a retired oil field worker. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Cremains will be buried in Weeks Cemetery at Bates at a later time. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to Haven Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 7701 U.S. 271 S., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Scott County Times
2 August 2000
MARY WEBSTER

Mary W. Webster, 58, of Waldron passed away Thursday, July 20, 2000 in her home. Mrs. Webster was a homemaker and a member of the Bates Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the Bates Baptist Church with the Reverend Joe Hayden Hall and Reverend Danny Staggs officiating. Interment followed at Weeks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors were her husband, Charles; step-children, Frances Beck of Palm Harbor, Florida, Charles Webster, Jr., of Pineville, Louisiana, Stephanie Sosebee of Atlanta, Georgia, Stacy Mills of Charlotte, North Carolina and Leslie Troxler of Durham, North Carolina; her sister, Margaret Northcoll of Waldron; two brothers, Lewis W. Whitson of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Donald W. Whitson of Pelzer, South Carolina; ten step-grandchildren, two nieces and six nephews. Pallbearers were Pat Edwards, Terry Rice, Buster Snellgroves, Larry Huddleston, Gerald Oakes and Kenneth Nevills.

The Waldron News
9 September 1998
MERNIE MARY WEDGE

Mernie Mary Wedge, 89, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mansfield Assembly of God Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4 in Mansfield Assembly of God Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Edwards, of Bonanza; two sons: Junior Wedge, of Hackett and Bobby Wedge, of Paris; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
9 May 2012
ATHADEAN SELF WEIR

Athadean Self Weir, 85, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at the Earlene Howard Hospice House in Springdale. She was born November 20, 1926 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Roy Dennis Self, Sr. and Sadie Marie Kopf Self. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Robbie Marie Self, Eva Leta Self Thomas; one brother, R.D. Self, Jr. Growing up during the Great Depression left a mark on her character that lasted her entire life. She could never bring herself to waste anything and could find a use for most everything including bread bags. During the World War II years she served as a teacher in the rural schools of the Waldron School System. She later worked as a pharmacy assistant at the Waldron Drug Store where she met and began a courtship with her future husband Leslie Byrum Weir. They were married October 12, 1949 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Athadean is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Brenda Weir Cox of Siloam Springs and one son, Dr. James Roy Wir and wife Cindy of Dave Springs. Athadean leaves a legacy of ten grandchildren, Michael Alen Cox, Paige Lesley Cox, Mark Franklin Cox, Erin Elixabeth Cox, Bailey Ann Cox, Andrew Collins Weir, Lindsey Weir Gibson, Tyler James Weir, Jennifer Watson Sizemore and Michael Elias Hathorn. She was also richly blessed with ten great grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by her sister, Pauline Self Mitchell of Mountain Pine, Arkansas; one brother, Raymond L. Self of Waldron; her caregivers, Brenda Dowell and Sue Wallis. Athadean is also survived by the members of Faith Sunday School Class of Cross Church, Springdale, where she worshipped for 58 years. Funeral services were Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2 pm at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Rev. Cliff Palmer and Rev. Charlie Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.

The Waldron News
12 December 2001
LAVADA WELCH

LaVada Welch, 62, of Andrews, Texas passed away Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Hospice House in Odessa. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiated. Burial was in Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home. LaVada was born October 8, 1939 in Boonsboro, Arkansas. She moved to Andrews as a young girl and graduated from Andrews High School. She owned the Main 66 Cafe in Andrews, and later owned and operated the Pat Walker Salon until she retired in 1987. She married Clyde Welch on January 19, 1985 in Andrews. She is survived by her husband, Clyde of Andrews; her parents, Edgar and Florance Walker of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Mike Weis of Andrews and Matt Weis of Odessa; step-daughter, Linda Davis of Andrews; one brother, Donald Walker of Gardendale; three sisters, Nada Walker of Snyder, Jody Brown of Waldron, AR and Sue Stewart of Coleman, AL; and four grandsons.

The Waldron News
18 July 2007
JACK P. WENGERT

Jack P. Wengert, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was born June 29, 1940 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Hugo and Magdelena Wengert. He grew up in North Indiana and attended St. John Lutheran Grade School and Condoria Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Forestry and spent the next 30 years as part of the U.S. Forest Service "Family." He worked in three locations in Idaho, also Thompson Falls, Montana, Dickenson, North Dakota, Anacoco, Louisana and Waldron, Arkansas. He was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, Scott County Boys and Girls Club, Lions Club and Men's Breakfast. Memorial service was 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007 at the Waldron United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Emma Jamerson Wengert; three children, Brent and wife Carol and grandson Kyle, Jeremy, Kellie and two great grandchildren, Layla and Tyner; Kirk and wife Laurie and grandson Jack; Carol and husband Allen Adams and grandchildren, Shawn Madewell, Chad Millard, Miora Adams; one sister, Mary Metzger; one brother, Richard Wengert. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo and Magdelena Wengert, and two granddaughters, Emmalee Alaine Wengert and Katherine Amelia Wengert. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Waldron United Methodist Church or the Scott County Boys and Girls Club.

The Waldron News
26 September 2001
KATHERINE A. WENGERT

Katherine Amelia Wengert, infant daughter of Kirk and Laurie Wengert of Fort Smith, Arkansas died September 20, 2001 in Little Rock. Burial was September 24, 2001 in Anacoco, Louisiana. She is survived by her brother, Jack Marfar and numerous relatives; maternal grandparents are Keith and Debra Carver of Anacoco, LA and Danny and Wendy Cedars of Anacoco, LA. Paternal grandparentsare Jack and Emma Wengert of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 November 1999
RICHARD ANDREW (DICK) WENNBERG

Richard Andrew (Dick) Wennberg, 70, of Mena, Arkansas died November 6, 1999 at the home of his son in Greenwood, AR. He was born May 24, 1929 in Anaheim, California, the son of Eric and Helen Wennberg. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a Korean War veteran, a building contractor and was retired after twenty years as the building trades instructor at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena. He is survived by his bride of twenty three years, Jan of the home; three sons, Rich Wennberg and his wife Michelle and children, Allison, Cassandra, Jessica and Justin and grandsons Thomas and Shane, of Phoenix, Arizona, Reggie Wennberg and his wife Judy of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ron Wennberg and children Ashlee and Austin of Greenwood, AR; the mother of his sons, Spellma Dee Goss Wennberg of Mena; two step-daughters, Phyllis Kay Gomez and children David Armstrong, Jaimilee, Clara and Felicia Gomez of Alice, Texas, Susan Logan Parks and husband Nelson and children McKenzie and Daniel of Mena, AR; his mother and step-father, Helen and Joe Wennberg of Clear Lake, California and one brother, Don Wennberg of Clear Lake, California. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beasley- Wood Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10, at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with interment in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.

The Waldron News
1 February 2006
INEZ WEST

Poteau--Inez Louise Mathews West, 83, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was a licensed practical nurse from 1965 to 1998. Graveside service was at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hill Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. She is survived by two sons, Jerry West of Denver and Dennis West of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Imogene Stacy of Fort Smith and Atha Sims of Waldron; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
16 June 1999
ROBERT (BOB) WEST

Robert (Bob) West, 62, of Mansfield, died Friday, June 11 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired furniture upholsterer. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Powell and Susan West, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Juanita Bailey of Witcherville and Ellen McAfee of Fort Smith; four grandchildren: Josh, Nicole, Caitlin and Boyd. Pallbearers were Carl Powell, Teddy Moore, Todd Meeh, Joshua Meeh, John Jones, Kent Ridner and Audie Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Bailey, Gene Bailey and Bob Sallee. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
19 March 2003
RALPH "OLLIE" WESTFALL

Ralph "Ollie" Westfall, 76, of Heavener, Oklahoma died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Fort Smith, AR. He was a lifelong resident of the area, member and Deacon of the Loving Baptist Church and veteran of WWII. Funeral service will be at 2;00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Loving Baptist Church with burial at Loving Cemetery in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife, Willa Jean Westfall; three daughters, Sandy Massey of Heavener, OK, Melinda Sommers and husband Jerry of Bokoshe, OK and Becky Steelman and husband Robin of Heavener, OK; two sons, Allen Westfall and wife Karen of Springdale, AR and Joe Westfall and wife Belinda of Poteau, OK; one sister, Fern Brown of Bridgeport, TX; two brothers, Chester "Bud" Westfall of Tulsa, OK and Joseph Wayne Westfall of Ulyesses, KS; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 November 2011
DEBORAH D. WHALA

Deborah D. Whala, age 58, of Bluffton passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at her home. She was born September 25, 1953 in Waldron to the late Clifton & Marie Ezell Owens Millard. She was a retired line supervisor at Petit Jean Poultry and a member of the Church of Christ. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Quince Millard, James Millard, sisters, Sandy Millard, Patsy Millard, Christine Branham and Odessa Massey; special niece Ragina Frinkle. Survivors include husband of 33 years Lester Allen "Sam" Whala, son & daughter-in-law Shadrick & Tracey Whala of Plainview, daughter & son-in-law Melinda "Mindy" & Jason Stephens of Springdale; grandchildren, A.J. Arriaga, Abbigale Sharp and Vanessa Whala; brother Odis Grimes of Russellville; sisters Melba Jean Riley of Hector, Juanita Barnett of Waldron and Gail Brown of Fort Smith; father and mother-in-law, Lester and Alice Whala of Bluffton; special nieces and nephew, Kendra, Millie and Little Skeeter; special family friends, Dr. John and Bonita Westwood. Graveside Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2011 at Bluffton Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Horn officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
DONALD FORREST WHEELER

Donald Forrest Wheeler of Heavener, Oklahoma passed from this life Friday, June 1, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Donald was born October 2, 1944 to William Martin Wheeler and Mamie Ella (Downs) Wheeler in Kuntz, Texas. Donald was 67 years, 7 months and 30 days old. Donald was a truck driver for Tyson Foods for many years before his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed going to flea markets and watching a good television show. Donald leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Crystal Samora of Greenwood, Arkansas and one grandson, Joseph Samora of Greenwood, Arkansas. Donald is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Duncan and family of Mena, Arkansas and Patricia Ann Hines and family of Visalia, California and a niece, DoraLea Wiles and family of Loving, Oklahoma. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, William Wheeler and Mamie (Downs) Wheeler, five brothers, William Martin Wheeler, Jr., Jefferson Dunn "Jake" Wheeler, Monroe Dean Wheeler, Oscar "Bill" Easter Wheeler and James Alvin Wheeler. Donald's celebration of life service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Bates Assembly of God in Bates, Arkansas with Rev. Trey Plummer and Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Donald's pallbearers will be Trey Plummer, Shaylon Hutchins, Joseph Samora and Paul Wiles. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Duncan, William Duncan, James Duncan, Thomas Duncan, David Andrew Hines, Chris Wheeler and Mathew Sneed. Donald's visitation will be Monday June 4, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
4 February 2004
ARLON R. WHITE

Arlon R. White, 82, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 31, 2004 in a local hospital. Arlon was a retired truck driver for 56 years and a graduate of Bolas Tech. He was best known by his friends and family as "Boss Man." He was a wonderful, loving father and the best person you would ever want to know. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marlin Douphit officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were James A. White, II, Buggar White, Carl Greenwood, Danny Fout, Greg Harrison and Joshua McClendon. Honorary pallbearers were Double L, Moccasin, Carrot Top and Dirt Dobber. He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Linda White of Pocola, Larry and Karen White of Fort Smith and Jerry Don and Janice White of Van Buren; daughter, Vickie Jenson of Fort Smith; sisters, Madge of Kansas City and Faye of Barstow, CA; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
13 January 2010
CHARLES "RED" WHITE

Charles "Red" White, 56, of Harvey, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, January 4, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was born December 26, 1953 in Belleville, Arkansas to the late Ethel and Elbert White. He loved to fish and hunt. Charles is survived by his life long mate, Betty Morris of the home; one daughter, Benita Holt of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Amanda Weems of Gravelly, Arkansas; two sons, Jason and Jeremiah White of Harvey, Arkansas; 9 grandchildren; two sisters, June White of Poteau, Oklahoma, Lucille Qualls of Poteau, Oklahoma; two brothers, James White of Waldron, Arkansas and Doyle White of Ranie, Washington. Charles' ashes will be scattered by his loved ones in Parks, Arkansas and/or Washington State at a later date.

The Waldron News
9 May 2007
CORINE COCKBURN WHITE

Corine Cockburn White, 71, of Tulsa passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007 in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital. She was retired after 35 years from C.R. Anthony Department Stores, and 18 years at Wal-Mart. Graveside funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey White of Tulsa, OK; a grandson, Michael White of Fort Worth, TX; four brothers, Leonard Cockburn of Springfield, OR, Roy Cockburn of Harvey, AR, Winston Cockburn of Little Rock, AR and C.L. Cockburn of Mena, AR; two nieces, Linda Mills of Dardanelle, AR and Trish Sikes of Danville, AR. She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Maxey, three nephews, Bobby Maxey, Glen Ray Cockburn and Richie Cockburn. Pallbearers were Billy Maxey, John Maxey, Martin White, Jeffery White, M.L. Morgan and C.L. Cockburn.

The Waldron News
13 November 2013
DARLA D. WHITE

Darla D. White of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Darla was born March 4, 1967 in Waldron, Arkansas to Larry Don Pollard and Jetty Lou (Hunt) Pollard. Darla was 46 years, 8 months and 1 day old. Darla was a member of Egypt Freewill Baptist in Blueball, Arkansas but she attended Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Darla was strong in her faith and belief. In June of 1985 Darla married the love of her life, Michael White. Together they had one daughter and she was the light of their lives. Madison made her parents beam with pride. Darla enjoyed a diverse group of hobbies, everything from watching a good drag race, reading or even going on an exciting shopping trip. Darla was also known for her care and compassion. She loved her job working in the school and she enjoyed being around the children. She was passionate about helping each child to achieve their full potential. Ms. Darla, as she was commonly known by students, has touched numerous lives, young and old, and helped to point many in a positive direction. As giving as Darla was, her family was most precious to her. Memories made with family and friends were treasured moments held close to her heart. Darla leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Mike of the home and one daughter, Madison of the home. Darla will forever remain in the hearts of her mother, Jetty Pollard of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Teresa Haney and husband Rodney of Clinton, Arkansas; her mother in law, Sally White of Parks, Arkansas and one nephew, Jordon Pennington of Conway, Arkansas. Darla will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including former students, current students, many friends and loved ones. Darla is preceded in death by her father Don Pollard and father in law, Junior White. Darla's life celebration was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Waldron School Multi Purpose Facility in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore and Rev. Jackie Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Hunt Cemetery near Blueball, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Darla's pallbearers were Jimmy George, Lewis Wayne James, Bud Sims, Bubba Sparks, Bobby Chrisman and Todd Scantling. Darla's visitation was Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Darla's family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
7 April 2004
JESSIE WHITE

Waldron--Jessie Thomas White, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, April 2, 2004 in his home. He was retired from the Arkansas State Hwy. Dept. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee, parents, Thomas and Edna White, sisters, Alma Arlington and Virginia White, brothers, Terry White and Thomas White, infant son and infant daughter. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Monday, April 5, 2004 at Duncan Cemetery with burial at Duncan Cemeter, Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Jones and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas and Joyce Parker and husband Jerry of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Jessie Thomas White (Tommy) and wife Barbara of Rocky Point, NC; one sister, Amanda Pearson of Vienna, MO; four brothers, Marion White of Van Buren, George White of Mayfield, KY, J.C. White of Brea, CA, and William (Bill) White of Mena; seven grandchildren, Vicky Boren, Ricky Perry, Jerry Parker, Jr., Christal Ridenhour, Chris Perry, Tommy White and Shasta McLean; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ricky Perry, Chris Perry, Andy Boren, Jerry Parker, Jr., Tommy White and Dan Ridenhour. Honorary pallbearers were I.T. "Buddy" Gray, Ed Slaughterbeck, Earl Bates, Vicky Boren, Christal Ridenhour and Shasta McLean.

The Waldron News
12 November 2008
KERMIT FAY WHITE

Kermit Fay White, 76, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born and raised in Opal, Arkansas. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and was a Korean War veteran. He was a logger most of his life. He is survived by his wife Sally of 44 years, one son Michael, one daughter-in-law Darla, one granddaughter Madison who was the apple of Kermit's eye, one sister Shirley and her husband Frank Pearl of Smithville, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by parents Kermit and Almeda (Reed) White, one daughter Carol who died at birth, two brothers, Bill White, Dewayne White, one sister Brenda White. Funeral service was 10:00 am Friday, November 7, 2008 at Parks Baptist Church with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Richard Cagle, Bobby Griffin, Bob Ammons, Nathan Franklin, Billy John Franklin and Bill Taylor.

The Waldron News
8 December 2004
MARION SAMUEL WHITE

Marion Samuel White, 82, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 in a local hospital. He was born June 8, 1922 in Waldron, AR and was a long-time resident of Van Buren. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of WWII, was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Agee Dairy. Cremation was under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Sidona White of the home; one sister, Amanda Pearson of Vienna, MO; two brothers, Bill White of Mena, AR and George White of Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
25 February 1998
MARY RUBY WHITE

Mrs. Mary Ruby White of Waldron, formerly of Mena, died Friday, February 20, 1998 in the Pinewood Nursing Home. She was born December 13, 1907 in Dardanelle. Her age being 90 years, two months and seven days. Mrs. White was the daughter of the late James Ivey and the late Made Patterson Ivey. She was united in marriage to William Jack White on April 22, 1931 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mr. White preceded her in death on May 28, 1982. She spent most of her life in the Arkansas 0klahoma area. She did odd jobs in her life and worked as a cook in a well known college. She was best known as being best wife and mother, which was what she wanted. She raised five children, the first born, Wanda Lee, died at the age of five. Then she lost another child at birth. She loved her husband very much, was of the Baptist faith, raised large gardens and canned a lot, and babysat. Survivors include four daughters: Laveina Carlee, of Hueytown, Alabama, Linda Elmore, of Mena, Darlene Taff and Deana McKinzie, both of Waldron; one daughter-in-law, Donna White, of Parsons, Kansas; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons Billy Jack White and Bobby Lee White, and one great-grandchild, Christopher Wayne Elmore. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 23 in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Kiowa, Oklahoma with Bro. Ricky Hunt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.

The Waldron News
27 June 2007
ROBIN DENISE WHITE

Robin Denise White, 44, of Greenwood, AR passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a receptionist at Greenwood High School and a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church. Memorial service was 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Greenwood First Baptist Church with a private interment service at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. She is survived by her husband, James White of the home; two sons, Brian White of Fayetteville and Hunter White of the home; one daughter, McKinzie White of the home; her parents, Dennis and T.J. McKinzie of Fort Smith; one brother, Tony McKinzie of Oklahoma and a special aunt, Patty Martin of Waldron.

The Waldron News
20 May 1998
TERRY BRUCE WHITE

Terry White, 61, Operations Manager at the Weston office of TCI of West Virginia, died Sunday, April 5, 1998 at his home in Weston, following a brief illness. He was born September 29,1936, in Anniston, Missouri, son of the late Thomas B. and Edna White, of Waldron. He was married to the former Irene Stump, who survives at home. He was a former resident of Waldron and graduated from Waldron High School on May 24, 1954. Following graduation, he was employed in Washington, D.C. with the FBI. Following employment in Washington, D.C. he moved to Weston, West Virginia and was affiliated with WHAW, WSSN Radio for 25 years, serving as manager of the radio station for several years. He left the local community in 1984, and later returned to the Weston community of TCl of West Virginia in July 1994. He was a former member and president of the Lewis C. School Board of Education, president of the Lewis Co. Chamber of Commerce, Weston Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and the Lewis Co. Shriners Club. He was actively involved in the start-up of the educational Channel 20 at the Lewis County High School. Also surviving are two daughters: Ginger Lough, of Jane Lew, West Virginia, and Dorothy (Dottie) Neal, of Indiana, Pennsylvania; one son, Terry B. White II, of Weston, West Virginia; one sister, Amanda Pearson, of Vienna, Missouri; five brothers: Tom White, of Waldron, Marion White, of Van Buren, George White, of Mayfield, Kentucky, John White, of Brea, California and Bill White, of Mena; six grandchildren: Adam, Jessica, Benjamin, Andrew and Matthew Neal of Pennsylvania and Katelyn Lough, of Jane Lew, West Virginia. The body was cremated. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in Mr. White's name.

Scott County Times
14 December 2005
MADGE WHITFIELD

Madge Whitfield, age 93, of Waldron died Tuesday, December 5, 2005 in a Sallisaw, Oklahoma nursing home, where she had resided for the last year and a half. She was born January 16, 1912 in Waldron, Arkansas to Ed and Letha Dunn. She graduated Heavener High School in 1931. She moved to Waldron and married Loyd Ellison in July of 1936. He died in 1943. She later married C.M. Whitfield in July of 1951; he preceded her in death in November of 1977. Madge was a hairdresser for 48 years until blindness forced her to retire. She and Whit ran the Scott Theater for 25 years. She also sold it because of blindness. She resided in her home with the help of Home Health and a lot of close friends until June of 2003. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron for 60 years. To pass the time she crocheted coat hangers. She gave them to everyone who came to see her. She had hangers in every state except Nebraska and Maine. She crocheted hangers for staff at the nursing home until six months ago when arthritis forced her to give it up. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Willine Ellison of Sallisaw, OK; one granddaughter and her husband, Danette and Travis Gerred of Muldrow, OK; one great granddaughter Cadence Gerred and one great grandson Clay Gerred of Muldrow; OK; one brother, Ray Dunn of Benton, AR and several nieces and nephews and her very special friends Wayne and Laura Bass of Waldron, AR. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Friday, December 9, 2005 at the First Baptist Church with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Oldham, Gene Jones, Bill Silson, Wayne Bass, Jerry Parker and Randy Butler. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Danny Rhyne, Glen Dale Sparks and Carl Grandstaff.

Scott County Times
1 November 2000
AYLENE WHITMIRE

Aylene Whitmire, 85, of Waldron died Friday, October 27, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker and the widow of Ofal Whitmire. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Sparks. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on October 31, 2000 at the Hon Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two grandsons, Roger and Russel Sparks of Waldron; two great grandchildren, Kayla and Court Sparks of Waldron; two sisters, Elsie Denton of Fort Smith and Bea Jones of Poteau, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Kenneth Ray Nevills, M.G. Long, Jr., Bill Tull, Bill Murray, Robert Newman and Jerrell Plummer.

The Waldron News
7 January 1998
MARGIE LEE WHITMIRE

Margie Lee Whitmire, 91, of Waldron, Arkansas died January 1, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was retired from Tyson Industries and was a member of United Methodist Church. Funeral services were Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron. Survivors include one sister, Chloe Rhyne, of Waldron and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Steve Rhyne, Jimmy Rhyne, Mitch Rhyne, Danny Rhyne, Rhyne Goble and Kenny Johnston. Honorary pallbearers were Harold, Jack and Gerald Oaks. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
16 April 2003
MARY NELL WHITSON

Oklahoma--Funeral services for Mary Nell Whitson, 78, of Seminole, Oklahoma were held Friday, Arpil 11, 2003 at 2 pm at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Burial followed at Little Cemetery. Mrs. Whitson died Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Chris; a daughter, Brenda Payne of Seminole; a son, Phil Mizeru of Claremore, Oklahoma; a step-daughter, Vickie Russell of Green Valley, Arizona; a step-son, Bob Whitson of Montgomery, Texas; a sister, Charlene Simmons of Waldron; four brothers, Otis Bottoms, Horace Bottoms and Bob Bottoms all of Waldron and Malcolm Bottoms of Bakersfield, California; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
10 November 2004
TRISTAN JAMES WHITTEN

Tristan James Whitten, infant son of Aaron and Crystal Whitten of Rogers, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2004 at Arkansas Children's Hospital of Little Rock. He was born September 23, 2004 in Fayetteville, AR. Tristan is survived by grandparents, James D. and Virginia Whitten of Rogers, Robert and Sylvia Tomlin of Waldron, AR, and Brenda Sullivan of Fayetteville, West Virginia; great grandparents, Lee and Pearl Pike of Rogers, Jean Coffelt of Centerton, and Oather Smith of Fayetteville, West Virginia. He is also survived by aunts: Debra Allen of Waldron, AR, Donna Sallee of Russellville and Brandy Kavanaugh of Cave Springs; and uncles, Jacob Whitten of Centerton, Robert Tomlin, Jr. of Greenwood and Donald Chattin of Lewisburg, West Virginia. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers with Pastor Heathe Pendergraft officiating. Burial was in Tuck's Chapel Cemetery. Online tributes may be made at www. mem.com.

The Waldron News
11 October 2000
ERNEST E. WHORTON

Ernest E. Whorton, 66, of Sugar Loaf Lake, died Monday, October 9, 2000 in his home. He was a former basketball coach, retired commercial title contractor, member of Midland United Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at Midland United Methodist Church in Midland, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Ft. Smith. He is survived by his wife and best friend, JoAnn Whorton of the home; two sons, Louis Wayne Whorton of Alma, AR and Joe Whorton of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jeremy Whorton of Ft. Smith, AR and Ernie Whorton II of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Children's Home, Attn: Pam Stephens, P.O. Box 4848, Little Rock, AR 72214-4848.

Scott County Times
3 December 2003
MONELL WIGGANS

Mrs. Monell Wiggans of Harrisonville, Missouri was born September 30, 1929 in Nola, Arkansas the daughter of Lonzo Peter Preston and Gertie (Ammons) Wagner. She departed this life Monday, November 24, 2003 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 4 days. On August 6, 1947 Monell was united in marriage to Thomas Carter in Nola, Arkansas. Later she was united in marriage on February 12, 1981 to Robert Wiggans in Miami, Oklahoma. Monell was employed as an assembler for Ennis Printing Company, Ft. Scott, Kansas. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Argentine, Kansas. Monell had lived in Hot Springs and Waldron, Arkansas, Ft. Scott and Kansas City, Kansas before moving to Harrisonville in February of 2002. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Carter on October 7, 1979; her second husband, Robert Wiggans; a step-son, Tony Gene Carter; a step-daughter, Tomelen Hayes; a brother, Armon Wagner; a sister, Alene Walkins. She is survived by a son, Ron G. Carter and wife Julie, Harrisonville, Missouri; a daughter, Diane Roberts and husband Duke, New Hope, Alabama; six grandchildren; four step- grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Willie Wagner, Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Elmo Hayes, Turner, Kansas and Winnie Matheson, Waldron, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 29, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
3 March 2010
GERTIE LEA (MOORE) WIKEL

Gertie Lea (Moore) Wikel, 68, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010 in Oklahoma City. She was born December 30, 1941 in Waldron, AR, the daughter of Fred L. and Lelia Mae (Tamplin) Moore. A long time OKC resident, she was employed as a realtor. Survivors include her husband, William Clifford Wikel; sons Kevin and Jason Jefcoat both of OKC; sisters, Clara Taff and Raye Thomas all of Waldron, AR, and Faye Brown, Camden, AR; a brother, Leon Moore, Tucson, AZ; a half brother, Robert Davis and half sister, Lorene Plummer both of Waldorn, AR; grandchildren, Kristi Abshure, Aletha Lauderdale and Kasey Fairchild. Family services will be held at a later date.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
RETHA MABEL WILBOURN

Retha Mabel Wilbourn, 88, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Huntington Assembly of God Church and the widow of Robert Wilbourn. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Huntington Assembly of God Church with burial at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Monday from 1 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6 - 8 p.m. She is survived by two daughters, Pat Diffanbaugh of Mansfield and Kim Barton of Dayton; one son, Ron Wilbourn of Kingfisher, OK; three sisters, Bernice Ford of Borger, TX, Violet Hicks of Gore, OK and Belvalee Boyd of Oklahoma City, OK; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Brett Daniel, Raymond Moreton, Brian Patterson, Wayne Barton, Ron Diffanbaugh and Austin Moreton.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
PATSY WILBURN

Merkel--Patsy Wilburn, 73, died Monday, December 15, 2008 in a local hospital. Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 18th at Merkel First United Methodist Church with Reverends Jimmy Griffith and Horace Abbott officiating. Entombment will be in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Patsy was born September 28, 1935 in Mansfield, AR to Rufus Moncie and Nannie Florance (Johnson) Lang. She married Gary R. "Pete" Wilburn August 12, 1980 in Las Vegas, NV. Patsy was an active member of Merkel First United Methodist Church, also in her Sunday School class and United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Fortnightly Study Club. Patsy lived in Mansfield, AR until moving to Merkelin 1975. Survivors include her husband, Gary R. "Pete" Wilburn of Merkel; 2 sons, Steve Shipman and wife Mary of Azle, Jay Shipman and wife Sheri of Merkel; 5 grandchildren, Amber Brooks, Gary, Buddy, Scott and Shane Shipman; 3 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Warren Lang, Tom Lang and Jim Lang all of Mansfield, AR; 4 sisters, Ruth Golden of California, Lucille Harp and Thelma Lawson and husband Don both of Mansfield, AR and Ester Harmon of Lawton, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister, grandson Shawn Patrick Shipman and great grandson, Christopher Brooks. Memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 426, Merkel, TX 79536.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
WILLIAM LEE (BILLY) WILCOX

William Lee (Billy) Wilcox, 41, of Parks, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 28, 1999 near Parks, Arkansas. He was a truck driver and a Freewill Baptist. Funeral services were at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31 at Keener Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Eula Mae; two daughters, Tabitha Miller of Arcadia, OK and Beth Ann Wilcox of the home; one son, William Floyd Beshears of Oklahoma City, OK; his mother, Gertrude Cleon Shelton of Boles, AR; one half-sister, Rhonda Tarkington of Mena, AR; one step- sister, Darlene Warner of Jackson, CA; one half-brother, Wade Martin of Y-City, AR; two step-brothers, David Evens of Ink, AR and Kent Shelton of Sutter Creek, CA; two grandchildren, Samantha Miller and Nicholas Beshears; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were Tim Wagner, Lester Thompkins, Donnie Summit, Floyd Watkins, Monty Hunt and Phillip Holloway. Honorary pallbearers were Andy Edge, Glenn Beshears and Ed Thompkins.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
CHARLOTTE WILES

Charlotte Louise Wiles, 75, of Harvey, Arkansas died Saturday, January 5, 2002 in her home. She was a retired owner and operator of a grocery store and a Catholic. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 10 am at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment at Chant Cemetery. She is survived by her husband John Wiles of the home; one son, James (W.T.) Jones of Harvey, Arkansas; one sister Christine Nelms of McAlister, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
27 July 2005
JOHN WILES

John A. Wiles, age 76, of Harvey, Arkansas died Sunday, July 24, 2005 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the William T. Parks Lodge #376, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a Shriner. He is survived by one son, James (W.T.) Jones of Pearcy, Arkansas; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Waldron, with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
12 January 2000
ESTLENE "KAY" WILHITE

Estlene "Kay" Wilhite, 74, of Hayward, California, died Monday, January 3, 2000 in a Hayward, CA hospital. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, AR with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Raymond of the home; two sons, Rick Wilhite of Pleasanton, CA and Steve Wilhite of San Leandro, CA; five sisters, Freeda Taylor of Waldron, AR, Von Phillips of Springfield, OR, Opal Neely of Springfield, OR, Wanda Wilkinson of Roseburg, OR and Jean Chitwood of Tulsa, OK; one brother, Seth Taylor of Boles, AR; and three grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa and Christopher.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
PEGGY LOU WILKETT

Peggy Lou Wilkett, 65, of Mansfield, Arkansas, died on Thursday, June 24, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Tyson Industries. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. She is survived by four daughters, Shirley Paulette Brewer, Carolyn James, and Cindy Cunningham, all of Mansfield, AR and Janis Poldo of Van Buren, AR; two sons, Sonny Wilkett and Marc Wilkett, both of Mansfield; one sister, Mary Litchford of Huntington, AR; 19 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Darren Elmore, Jimmy Elmore, Johnny Elmore, Johnny James, Donnie Niblett, Charlie Brewer, Steve Duncan, and Richie Holt. Funeral services were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR.

The Waldron News
21 April 2010
ROY LEE WILKINS

Roy Lee Wilkins, age 75 of Blue Ball died Sunday, April 11, 2010 near the Petit Jean Wildlife Management area in Magazine while turkey hunting. He was born July 21, 1935 in Blue Ball, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Oshie Garner Wilkins. He was retired from U.S. Forest Service after 33 years, a deacon and 40 year member of Egypt Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #580 of Gravelly. Survivors include wife of 57 years, Faye Eloise Owens Wilkins; 3 sons and 3 daughters; 3 granddaughters, a brother and 3 sisters. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Ernest Lambert Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Egypt Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
20 June 2007
LENA WILLHITE

Lena Willhite, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas died June 11, 2007 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial in Parks Cemetery in Parks under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one son, Harold L. Morris of Van Buren, AR; two sisters, Gertrude Freeman and Ruby Thurman both of Ft. Smith, AR; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
25 February 2004
ALIE MERLE "ELLER" WILLIAMS

Alie Merle "Eller" Williams, 84, of Springfield, Oregon, died Thursday, February 19, 2004. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas to Hiram and Ida (Hutchens) Bottoms. She married her husband, William E. Williams in Waldron, Arkansas on April 15, 1934. Throughout her life she lived in Waldron until 1943, then in Reedley, CA in Orange County until 1954. She then lived in Springfield, OR until 2001 and moved to Eugene, OR until her death. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker, waitress, and a winery assembly line worker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crochet work, country music, dancing, good jokes, gardening, and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She received an education in elementary school and the school of hard knocks. Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 23 at Springfield Memorial Gardens with burial under the direction of Springfield Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Lanora Slanga of Albany, OR and Dessie N. Williams of Salem, OR; two sons, Don Williams of Eugene, OR and Roger D. Williams, Sweet Home, OR; three sisters, Vernell Beyard of Waldron, AR, Lucille Williams of Reedley, CA and Bess Bobbitt of Arkansas; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Williams, daughter, Wanda Dean, a grandchild, Eric Slanga, and seven brothers and sisters.

The Waldron News
3 April 2002
BEULAH MAE AMMONS-WILLIAMS

Beulah Mae Ammons-Williams, born March 21, 1918 in Nola, Arkansas died Friday, March 8, 2002 in Community Hospital in San Bernardino, California due to perforated gastric ulcer. She was buried March 16 in Barstow, California. She joins her parents, Rosa Mae Ammons and James T. (Jim) Ammons, a sister, Bonnie Marie, a brother Edgar, a sister-in-law Clemmie, her husband Elmer Williams, infant son Charles, a son, Marion David (M.D.), a daughter Wanda June and a grandson, Justin in heaven. Grandmother to eight surviving grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Sharon and her son James; and the family of Edgar and Clemmie Ammons. Correspondence can be sent to Sharon Williams-Hughes, 7 Oaklands Rd., Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand; or e-mail ENZEDDA@xtra.co.nz. Arkansas is forever in our hearts.

The Waldron News
13 June 2001
REVEREND BILLY D. WILLIAMS

Reverend Billy D. Williams, 58, of Ozark, Arkansas died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at his homein Ozark, Arkansas. He was a retired pastor of several Pentecostal Churches in the area. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2001 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark, AR under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, AR. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Williams, of Ozark, AR; daughters Robbin Archer of Cabot, AR and Gwen English of Altus, AR, Hope Van Lauvan of Clarksville, AR; stepdaughter, Terri Pullen of Ozark, AR; two stepsons, David Pullen of Ozark, AR and Jonathan Pullen of Ozark, AR; his mother, Joyce Marie Williams of Ozark,AR; sisters, Brenda Huntsinger Stacy of Ozark, AR and Linda Flores of Waldron, AR; one brother, Nick Williams of Ozark, AR; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rev. Joe Lancaster, Rev. Jim McElhaney, Rev. Lonnie Sheppard, Rev. Carl Sory, Rev. Larry Willis, and Rev. Billy Paul Roberts.

Scott County Times
30 May 2001
BLANCHE WILLIAMS

Blanche M. Williams, 72, of Waldron died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and on the Scott County Fair Board. Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday, May 26, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Donald H. Williams of the home; two sons, Richard of Fulton, Missouri and Scott of Panama City, Florida; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Smith, Terry Rice, Richard Brigance, David Williams, Glen Boggs and Wayne Langley.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
BRYCE N. WILLIAMS

Bryce N. Williams, a former resident of Waldron, died June 4,1998 in Paris, Texas after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 8 at I 1:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Rev. Keith Holleman was the officiating minister and assisted Melba Owens with the music. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Kenneth Deatherage, Denver Jones, Clyde Audas, Bob Huston, Charles Newberry, and Cyrel Roach served as pallbearers. Mr. Williams was born in Hodgens, Oklahoma and grew up in Waldron, the son of Dennis C. Williams and Dora P. Farnsworth, who were from pioneer Scott County families. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He attended Purdue University and the University of Houston, and was an engineer. He was retired from Brown & Root and also worked for Texas Eastman Company. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Williams is survived by a son, Stephen Thomas Williams, of Indiana; two daughters, Carole Williams Brown, of Washington, D.C. and Donna Jean Williams, of Fairfax, Virginia; two grandchildren: Christopher and Susannah Brown; brother, Melbern D. Williams, of Mesa, Arizona; a sister, Joyce William Roach, of Pittsburg, Texas; niece an nephews Cindy Strube and Jon Roach of Mt. Pleasant, Tex. and Philip Roach, of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Loren Williams. He also leaves several cousins in this area and a host of friends. Bates Cooper Robison Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
30 March 2005
BURL WILLIAMS

Burl Williams, age 86, of Waldron died Thursday, March 24, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was born July 10, 1918 in Scott County. He was a very busy welder for fifty years and an active member of several churches over the years. Burl loved to fish and will be missed by many friends and several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Allie (Knowe) Williams and son, Fred Williams. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma Jo; one daughter, Shirley and husband James House of Waldron; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Williams of Waldron; two sons, David and wife Annette Williams of Reno, Nevada; James and wife Carol Williams of Fremont, California; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Carolan Cemetery near Booneville under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Glen Boggs, Jimmy Graham, Steve Hattabaugh, Roger Milton, Ronnie, Rick and Mike Metcalf. Serving as honorary pallbearers were men of Temple Baptist Church.

The Waldron News
5 September 2007
CHARLIE ALLEN WILLIAMS

Charlie Allen Williams, 90, of Mansfield, Arkansas died August 27, 2007 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2007 at Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Dovie of the home; two sons, Arnold Williams of Mansfield, AR and Paul Williams of Mansfield, AR; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nick Evans, Glen Harrison, Davy Lowery, Kevin Jolly, Mack McCafferty and Lester James Smith, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry and Allen Williams.

The Waldron News
11 May 2011
DIANNA WILLIAMS

Diana Williams, 65, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at her home. Diana was born August 28, 1945 in Heavener, Oklahoma to the late Willard Lynn and Avalene (Plummer) Campbell. She was a dental assistant in Greenwood for many years, and attended the Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron. Diana is survived by her husband John Ray Williams of the home; one son, Wesley Wade Williams and wife Tammy of Greenbrier, Arkansas; one grandson, Brixton Williams of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and one sister, Sue Callahan of Waldron, Arkansas. Diana's celebration of life service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Greenwood First Baptist Church with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Diana's pallbearers will be Isreal Beggs, Brian Jones, Reggie Owens, Doug Pschier, Shorty Holland and Bufford Martin. Diana's visitation was 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011 at the McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood, Arkansas. Her family received friends at McConnell Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. Her family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind, Building 4, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Scott County Times
8 October 2003
DONALD HUGH WILLIAMS

Waldron--Donald Hugh Williams, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, October 4, in Waldron. He was a retired machinist, retired from the U.S. Navy, veteran of Korean and Vietnam, Baptist, former president of Scott County Farm Bureau, member of Masonic Grand Lodge of Mineola, Texas. The funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 2:00 pm interment service at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Riddle, Richard Barnett, Tom Cox, Dick Goodgame, Dewey Hatcher, Wayne Langley, Terry Rice, Caleb Free and Eddie Hooper. He is survived by two sons, Richard Williams of Fulton, Missouri and Scott Williams of Panama City, Flordia; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
6 October 2010
EARLINE WILLIAMS

Earline Williams, 68, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Earline is survived by her husband Charles E. Williams; daughter Mary Ann Elmore with two sons Shawn Cunningham and Jesse Elmore all of Mansfield, Arkansas; daughter Linda Herron and husband Chris with two daughters Tracey Lynn Griffin and Kayla Christine Herron all of Abbott, Arkansas; daughter Charlene Smith and husband Danny with one son Blake Barnett and one daughter Alicia Barnett all of Huntington, Arkansas; one son Dewayne Williams with children Brandon and Savanna all of Abbott, Arkansas; one sister Christine Lees of Waldron, Arkansas and three great-grandchildren Camron, Zoe and Josey. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers will be Dewayne Williams, Rodney Wisby, Brandon Williams, Victor Fox, Clyde Hall and Ray White.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
EDNA FLORENCE WILLIAMS

Edna Florence Williams, 83, of Bryant died March 11, 2009. She was born December 18, 1925 in Four Corners, Kansas. She was proud to have served people as a LPN for 30 years. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, James; her sisters, Iva and Pauline and brother, Vinas. Edna was the beloved mother of one son, Phillip Allen and four daughters, Patricia Sutherland and husband John, Darlene Emmons and husband Steve, Kathleen Story and husband Eddie, and Colleen Banks and husband Mickey. She also leaves a legacy of ten grandchildren, Jennifer Coleman, Jessica Baer, Kasha Madden, Cindy Owens, Christopher Waters, Candice Sutherland, Neil and Marcus Emmons, Heather Lyvers, Cody and Amanda Story; and six great-grandchildren, Kyle and Beau Owens, Kayedon Lyvers, Madison, Boyd, Lucas, Aithne and Aidan Emmons. Edna was a Girl Scout and passed on her love of the outdoors and of young people to her daughters, Darlene, Kathleen and Colleen. Many nights of camping and outdoor skills were taught as well as the love of God's gifts in nature. She was a Girl Scout for more than 50 years and served as nurs "Hooty" to countless girls. She often talked of her joy in "fixing hurts and nursing homesick" through the weeks that she worked at camp. One of her greatest pleasures was to see her grandchildren continue in Scouting. Edna was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryant, the Fiber Arts Guild, the Creative Anachronism of Arkansas, Thursday Together and the Red Hat Society. She loved to attend the Bryant Senior Adult Center and was proud to help start their crochet library. She constantly crocheted and made many beautiful pieces, especially hats for the Children's Hospital and the New Outlook Cancer Center. Pallbearers were Steve Emmons, Eddie Story, Mickey Banks, Neil Emmons, Marcus Emmons and Cody Story. Funeral services were 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Bryant with interment to follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roller-Drummond Funeral Home, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock 72209 (501)455-5800.

The Waldron News
2 January 2013
EDWARD ALVIN WILLIAMS

Edward Alvin Williams of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born October 5, 1922 to William and Vena Williams in Waldron, Arkansas. Edward was 90 years, 2 months and 20 days old. Edward, who was known to most as Ed, served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945. Ed was a man who loved the outdoors. He loved farming, riding his tractor and checking his cows. He also loved to travel. Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Williams of the home; two sons, Johnny Williams and wife Loretta of Waldron, AR, Bob Williams and wife Terresa of Greenwood, AR, and a daughter Linda Smith and husband Jerry of Lovington, New Mexico. Ed is also survived by one brother, Delbert Williams of Texas and one sister, Ellen May Eassman of Texas. Ed will also be missed by sixteen grandchildren, forty one great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, William and Vena Williams, a son Kennith Williams, one daughter Francis Walston, one sister, Robie Fay Williams, two brothers W.M. Williams and Delmo Williams, Ed's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Union HillFreewill Baptist Church in Union Hill, AR with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment followed at the Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ed's pallbearers were Brothers from the Masonic Lodge. Ed's visitation Friday, December 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
5 March 2014
G. EVELYN WILLIAMS

G. Evelyn Williams, resident of Woodland entered into rest on January 30, 2014 in Davis, CA at the age of 90. Beloved mother of LaDonna Williams (Ron Cortez), Dana Volponi (Robert), and Lewis Williams. Loving grandmother to Jonna Filiau, Michael Sellers, Clayton Volponi and Garrett Volponi. Caring great-grandmother to Grace Filiau, Audrey Filiau, Victoria Filiau, Isaac Sellers, and Joaquin Sellers. Cherished sister of Maryann Knox of Stockton, CA, Betty Smith of Boothe, AR and Joyce Hattabaugh of Elm Park, AR. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Clayton J. Williams, great-grandson Owen Filiau, 4 brothers, Ernest Metcalf of Fremont, CA, Walter Metcalf of Elm Park, AR, Glen Metcalf of Yuba City, CA and Ted Metcalf of Boothe, AR and 2 sisters, Ruth Williams of Mansfield, AR and Nell Scott of Booneville, AR. Born November 18, 1923 in Waldron, Arkansas, Evelyn was a longtime resident of Fremont. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading the Bible and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 5, from 11 am - 1 pm and a Chapel Service began at 1 pm at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Burial followed at Irvington Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, CA.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
GARY WAYNE WILLIAMS

Gary Wayne "Packy" Williams, 53, of Ozark, AR, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at his home in Ozark. He was a car salesman. He was born August 9, 1957 in Depot, IL to Dudley and Viola Harger Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Terrie Williams of Ozark; his children Jeremy Williams of Fort Smith, Justin Williams of Ozark, and Chastin Williams of Waldron, AR; his stepchildren, Dakota Crabtree, Cheyenne Crabtree, and Leanne Mays, all of Waldron, AR, and Lacey McGhee of Little Rock, AR; a sister Lisa McFadden of Missouri; and four grandchildren.

Scott County Times
24 October 2001
JESSIE WILLIAMS

Jessie Sue Williams, 80, of Waldron died Thursday, October 18, 2001 in the Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and the 1996 Queen of Pinewood Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 10 am Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas. She is survived by her nursing home family and friends. Pallbearers were Worman Owens, Donnie Owens, Jim Nelson, Randy Butler and Ralph Butler.

The Waldron News
30 April 2014
JOHN HAROLD WILLIAMS

John Harold Williams, 51, of Russellville, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born August 29, 1962 in Key West, Florida to Harold Wallace Williams and Marion Hackett. He enjoyed hunting, looking for arrowheads and being outside. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Hackett and his father, Harold Williams. John is survived by a son, Jonathan Lee Williams of Russellville, Arkansas, a daughter, Cindy Louise Williams of North Little Rock, Arkansas, two brothers, Edward Williams of Jacksonville, Florida and David Williams of Harvey, Arkansas; three sisters, Robin Reeves of Jacksonville, Florida, Dimity Beran of Witcherville, Arkansas, Karyn Lane of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and three grandchildren, Allyson, Alyssa and Zaden Williams. John will be laid to rest in Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. A graveside service to honor his memory will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for friends and family.

Scott County Times
24 July 2002
JOYCE WILLIAMS

Joyce Ann Jeffery Williams of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away July 17th at Sparks Medical Center, Ft. Smith, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 26, 1952. She was a former employee of the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Forest Service and Bank of Waldron. She was a member of the Waldron Assembly of God Church. She was a Waldron High School graduate and attended Arkansas Tech University. Joyce loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. She home schooled her daughters for several years. She had a natural ability for the arts and loved to pencil sketch lovely outdoor scenes and beautiful animals. Joyce is survived by her husband of nearly 25 years, Arnold, daughters of the home, Julie Nicole and Linda Michelle. Mother Elgie Tinder Jeffery. Her brothers Charles Jeffery and James Jeffery of Waldron. Also, her sisters, Dorothy Owens of Waldron and Norma Jeffery Carnahan of Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams, her father-in-law and mother-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Her father, Arthur E. (Slim) Jeffery and a sister, Shirley Ann Jeffery, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 19, 2002 at Waldron Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Ray Reynolds and Rev. Sam Waganer officiating. Interment will be at the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Joel Goddard, Matt McCafferty, Mike Owens, Jimmy Jeffery, Phillip Holland and Bobby Owens. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideons International Assoc.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
JOYCE MARIE WILLIAMS

Joyce Marie Williams, 84, of Ozark, Arkansas died Thursday, February 8, 2007 in Ozark, Arkansas. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Williams and three sons, Billy Dewayne Williams, Eugene Williams and Harvey Allen Williams, Jr. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Ozark, AR and a member of the Red Hat Society - Ladies in Red. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Assembly of God Church of Ozark, AR with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Huntsinger Stacy of Ozark, AR and Linda Flores of Waldron, AR; one son, Nick Williams of Ozark, AR; two sisters, Wanda Sears and Geneva Pickel of Cabot, AR; two brothers, R.C. Hughes of Ozark, AR and Scott Hughes of Biscoe, AR; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Nicky Williams, Jason Flores, Allen Goines, Rudy Acosta, Nathan Rodriguez, and Ben Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Wright, Luis Flores, Chris Hillard, Gary English, Kyle Goines, Dillon Goines and Erik Hutchens.

Scott County Times
18 September 2002
LEO G. WILLIAMS

Greenwood--Funeral services for Leo G. Williams, 82, of Greenwood were held Monday, Septmber 16, 2002 at 10 am at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial followed at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery at Jenny Lind under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Mr. Williams died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at his home in Greenwood. He was an Army veteran of WWII, was retired from Baldor and was a member at Greenwood First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alta of the home; two daughters, Donna Morris of Fort Smith and Saundra Coble of Ozark; five sons, Bob Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, Jerry Don Williams of Waldron, Joe Williams and Sam Williams both of Greenwood and Bill Booth of Kansas City, Missouri; four sisters, Bertha Immel of Lopaco, California, Dovie Stephens of Weatherford, Texas, Ollie Mae Srader ofPetersburg, Texas and Faye Taylor of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Weldon Williams of Ralls, Texas; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grand- children. Pallbearers were Mark Williams, Roy Williams, Phillip Williams, Rick Powell, Chris White and Roy Hicks.

Scott County Times
7 January 2004
LETHA WILLIAMS

Letha M. Williams, 88, of Parks, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 31, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parks Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 2, 2004, Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Eula Mae Wilcox of Parks, Arkansas; one niece and one nephew.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
LORA BELL WILLIAMS

Lora Bell Williams, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 2, 2006 in a Waldron nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vestil A. Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #3 in Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by a brother, Floyd Hutchens of Weiser, Idaho; a sister, Ethel Horn of Waldron, AR; a special niece of her late husband, Vivian Gerry Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK; and several other nieces and nephews. The body is being cremated under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. A memorial service was planned for Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #3 near Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
24 September 2003
LOUISE WILLIAMS

Danville--Louise Williams, age 69 of Danville died Monday, September 15, 2003 at her daughters home in Mt. George. Mrs. Williams was born March 10, 1934 in Olio, Scott County, Arkansas to the late Clyde and Frances Almedia Elzadie Wilkins Miller. She was a retired cook for Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville and Wayne Farms. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil C. "Kip" Williams. Survivors are one son, Gary Williams of Mt. George; three daughters and sons- in-law, Belinda and Reece Lowell of Mt. George, Sheila and David Chrisman of Waldron and Amber and Rick Mahffey of Blue Ball; three brothers, Sheldon Miller of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Thomas Miller of Kingston and Bobby Miller of Waltreak; a sister, Karen James of Waveland; seven grandchildren, Tel Millard of Danville, Billy Chrisman of Waldron, Jeff Reece of Pontoon, Lora Beasley of Ola and Lacey Chrisman, Amy Chrisman and Katelyn Chrisman all of Bluffton; four great-grandchildren, Kelli Reece and Kala Reece both of Pontoon, Shelby Beasley of Ola and Brandon Mahffey of Waldron; one great-great granddaughter, Sydney Lexie Alexander of Pontoon; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Services were held Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 10:00 am at Waltreak Church with Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Interment was at Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Roger Owens, Austin Jacob, Virgil Lee Wilkins, Lance Wilkins, Roy Underwood and Clifton Reece. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Bagwell, Rube Williams, Jim Williams, Larry Williams and Doug Gibbs.

The Waldron News
16 June 2010
MARGARET L. WILLIAMS

Margaret L. (Moore) Williams, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Monday, June 14, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Margaret was born September 10, 1925 in Abilene, Texas to the late Melvin and Margie (Kniffen) Moore. Margaret is survived by her husband, Tommie G. Williams of the home; one son, Billy Ray Armstrong and wife JoAnn of Durango, colorado; three grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; one sister, Jaurie Martin and husband Jimmy of Cibolo, Texas, and one nephew she raised from birth, Gary Moore and wife Robbie of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by one sister Bessie Nell Kelly; two brother, M.L. and Billy Moore. Margaret's funeral service was Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Waldron Church of Christ with Adam Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements were being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Gary Moore, Doug Graves, Wade Ridenhour, Charlie Bliss, Noral Stamps and Brad Stamps.

Scott County Times
28 August 2002
MARION WILLIAMS

Abbott--Funeral services for Marion Williams, 88, of Abbott were held Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove #2 in Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mr. Williams died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at his home. He was a retired sawmill operator and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a brother, Charlie A. Williams of Mansfield; three step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jerry Carter, Nathan Hunsucker, Mike Carson, Ron Sadoski, Chloie Cross and Dwaine Harris.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
MARION SHELBY WILLIAMS

Marion Shelby Williams, 78, of Covington, Georgia, passed from this life January 14, 2011. She was employed in admissions at Newton Medical Center in Covington for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Eldred Williams of the home; one daughter, Waverly Williams of Colorado Springs, CO; one son, Brad Williams of Echo, GA; one granddaughter, Amanda Ogle of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Martine Deat of Eatonton, GA and Nancy Metcalf of Waldron, AR; two nieces and two nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The Waldron News
6 June 2007
MARY E. WILLIAMS

Mary E. Williams, 75, of Topeka, KS passed away Friday, May 11, 2007. She was born April 13, 1932 in Waldron, Arkansas, the daughter of Walter and Helen (York) Yancey. May was employed as a waitress, a nurses aide, and a bus driver. She married J.V. Williams on December 15, 1947 in Waldron, AR. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2001. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret McDonald and Mettie Sue Cage. Survivors include four children, Linda Seusy, Johnny Williams, Harlan Williams and Anna Blodgett all of the Topeka area; two sisters, Ruth Montier and Mettie Mizerik of Texas; 12 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Davidson Funeral Home followed by cremation.

The Waldron News
3 May 2000
MELBERN D. WILLIAMS

Melbern D. Williams, 84, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Williams was born July 25, 1915 in Waldron, Arkansas, the son of Dennis and Dora Farnsworth Williams. He served in World War II in the Air Force as a flight engineer on a B-24 and completed 50 bombing missions over Germany and Italy. He also served in Japan during the Korean War. Mr. Williams had lived in the Phoenix, Arizona area since the early 1950s. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. Mr. Williams was a Methodist. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Cy Roach of Pittsburg, TX; nieces Cindy Roach Strube of Mount Pleasant, TX, Carole Williams Brown of Washington, D.C., and Donna J. Williams of Faifax, VA; nephews Jon Roach of Mount Pleasant, TX, Philip Roach of Houston, TX and Stephen Williams of Illinois; four great-nieces and two great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret; son Loren; brother Bryce and his parents. Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the direction of Green Acres Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
10 October 2001
ROBBIE WILLIAMS

Robby Fay Williams, 76, of Junction City, Arkansas formerly of Waldron died Friday, October 5, 2001 in Junction City. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron. She is survived by one son, Gary Johns of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Ella Mae Essman of Hobbs, New Mexico; three brothers, Ed Williams of Waldron, William M. Williams of Russellville, Arkansas and Delbert Williams of Texas. Pallbearers were Bob Williams, Johnny Williams, Rick Newborn, Theo Essman, Billy Joe Essman and Tommy Metcalf.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
ROSIE L. McCAIN WILLIAMS

Rosie L. McCain Williams, of Sheridan, Arkansas was born March 27, 1912 in Boles, Ark. to the late, James H. and Mary N. Cates McCain. She died June 8, 1998 in Sunchase Nursing Home, in Pine Bluff, at the age of 86. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, in Sheridan. Survivors include six daughters: Earline Porter, of Bremerton, Washington, Betty Fielding Ward and Carol Billings, both of Sheridan, Mary Lou Langrell, of Bryant, Arkansas, Sue Jackson of Little Rock and Janice Stout Erwin, of Pine Bluff, three brothers: Johnny McCain and Haven McCain, both of Queen Creek, Arizona and Frank McCain, of Dardanelle; two sisters: Cora Leigh Calvert, of Florence, Arizona and Mary Hogesteb, of Chander, Arizona; nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Sheridan. Ministers will be Rev. Rick Etheridge and Rev. William Ashcraft. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. in Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Pallbearers will be Ivan Billings, Tony Fielding, Tony Puckett, Brent Munn, Blake Jackson and John Harrington. Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
30 July 2003
RUSSELL WILLIAMS

Russell Williams, 58, of Van Buren, Arkansas, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 in his home. He was born February 13, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Henry and Gertrude Williams. Russell was a licensed certified social worker on the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center in Fort Smith, he has a master of social work degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, he received the lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the profession of social work at the annual meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Social Work, he served on the degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a master's degree in social work from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, in addition to serving as behavioral science faculty member at AHEC Fort Smith, Williams provided social services for Sebastian County, Arkansas Social and Rehabilitative Services, the Arkansas Office on Aging and Adult Services and Arkansas Development Disabilities Services. [Copied as written.] He also provided professional social work consultation for Brownwood Life Care Services in Fort Smith, a residential center for profoundly handicapped people, and directed the HOPE Coalition of Sebastian County. Mr. Williams was an Army veteran and of the Episcopalian faith. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan of the home; daughter, Anna Elizabeth Williams of the home; son, Matthew Russel Williams of the home; one brother, Wayne Williams of Muldrow, OK. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church with burial at U.S. National Cemetery. Family received friends, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith. Pallbearers were Jim Booth, Jim Medley, Greg Keller, David Broaddrick, Larry Akins and Dion Heard. Memorial may be sent to The Williams Children Educational Fund Acct. #57100000715128 BanCorp South Bank. Arrangements under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith.

The Waldron News
23 January 2013
RUTH I. WILLIAMS

Ruth I. Williams, 83, of Ellendale, TN, passed away January 19, 2013. The family received friends beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, and funeral services followed at 6 p.m., all at Family Funeral Care on Summer Avenue. Interment followed at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Hunt Cemetery in Blue Ball, AR. Mrs. Williams was a faithful member of Trafalgar Village Baptist Church in Memphis and Egypt Freewill Baptist Church in Blue Ball, AR. A nurturer at heart, Ruth dedicated her life to her family and caring for children in need. She lovingly served as a foster mother to 33 children from the Baptist Children's Home, while also raising 6 children of her own. She instilled in each the values of Love, Family, and Service to Others. Mrs. Williams was also the co-founder of Williams Sign Company in 1972, and together with her husband, James, they built a successful business that still continues to serve Memphis and the Mid-south. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Pat and Mittie Ann Hunt; and her brother, Odis Wayne Hunt. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim Williams; 6 children, Fred "Butch" Wires (Linda), Mary Freeland (Ernie), Audrey Ewing, Anita Williams, Jimmy Williams (Stephanie), and Paul Williams (Donna); 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Bobby Hunt (Linda) and Jerry Hunt (Linda.) In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes, PO Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024-2206.

The Waldron News
13 May 1998
VERDELL WILLIAMS

Verdell Wilhams, 89, of Abbott, died Wednesday, March 6, 1998 in his home. He was a retired carpenter, member of Mansfield Church of Christ and a maker of wood musical instruments. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clarice, and two sons, Ronald Verdell Williams and James Lyndon Williams. Funeral service was at l0: 00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: Betty Ann and Blake Pennington, of Springdale; one son and daughter-in-law: Donald and Hellen Williams, of Abbott; special niece, Genie Gill, of Rudy; two brothers: Marion Williams and Charley Williams, both of Abbott; seven grandchildren: Darlene Emmons, Kathlene Story, Collene Banks, Russell Pennington, Ronald Pennington, Sheila Carson, Rickie Williams; seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Warren Cross, Hal Lacy, Jackie Cumbie, Gary Colley, Bob Musgrove and Jack Parrrish. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Church of Christ Building Fund Rt. 2 Box 851 Mansfield, AR 72944. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 January 1999
VINITA LUCILLE HARP WILLIAMS

Vinita Lucille Harp Williams, 85, of Abbott died Jan. 24 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Abbott Baptist Church and a widow of Rufus Williams. Funeral service is from 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her three sons, Raymond Williams, James Williams, Herman Williams; one daughter, Bernice Williams. Survivors include three sons, Hurcel Williams, Charles Williams, both of Abbott, Ray Williams of Dequeen, Arkansas; two sisters, Loeva Simpson of Waldron, Nona Little of Huntington, Arkansas; one brother, E.J. Harp of Mansfield; 19 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Stephen Williams, Robert Williams, Johnny Williams, Dewayne Williams, Terry Williams, Rick Williams and Danny Williams. Viewing was from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

The Waldron News
2 August 2000
WILLIAM DUDLEY WILLIAMS

William Dudley Williams, 75, of Ozark, Arkansas died Monday, July 24, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a cattle farmer, member of Altus First Baptist Church, a member of the Cattlemen's Association, a Navy veteran of WWII who served as a firefighter of the USS Yorktown, and was retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Viola Williams. Funeral services were 10:00 am Thursday, July 27 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus, AR under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, AR. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa McFadden and husband, Harold, of Ozark, AR; one son, Gary Williams and wife Kelly of Waldron, AR; one brother, Kay Williams of Dadeville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jeremy Williams, Harold W. McFadden, Heather McFadden, Justin Williams and Chastin Williams. Pallbearers were Dennis Harris, Kyle Masingale, Terry Masingale, Wayne Brison, Jody White and Walter Smith.

The Waldron News
24 Marcy 1999
JOHNNY ELIJA WILLINGHAM

Johnny Elija Willingham, 76, of Waldron, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from American Zinc Co., a veteran of WWII and a Pentecostal. He was preceded in death by two sons: Johnny Ray Willingham and Darrell Eugene Willingham. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 in Lamb Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Zina Dell Willingham; six daughters: Bonnie Holden, of Lubbock, Tex., Iretha Layland, of Lubbock, Tex., Zina Parks, of Fort Smith, Dorothy Oldaker, of Waldron, Ethel Smith, of Heavener, Okla., and Fay McCullah, of Fort Smith; two sons, James Willingham, of Waldron and Richard Parks, of Greenwood; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
21 July 2004
ZINA DELL WILLINGHAM

Zina Dell (Parks) Willingham passed away July 13, 2004 at the age of 75. Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, 2004 at Lamb Church. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron beside her late husband Earl Parks. She is survived by son Richard Parks of Greenwood, Arkansas; daughters Faye McCullah of Fort Smith, Ethel Smith of Heavener, Oklahoma, Dorothy Oldaker and Zina Ross of Waldron, Arkansas; grandchildren Jesse Oldaker of Waldron, Arkansas, Gena Edwards, Jordan and James Parks of Greenwood, Arkansas, John and Tom Smith of Heavener, Oklahoma, and Julie Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother Elvin Campbell of Poteau, Oklahoma; and Stella Palmroy of Little Rock, Arkansas. Zina Dell was looking forward to her fifth great-grandchild at the time of her passing. A Christian woman, she was loving and forgiving toward everyone she met. We hope the care she had for other people will be passed on through the people she knew. Funeral services were held under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
22 January 2014
DUWAYNE F. WILLSEY

DuWayne F. Willsey, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Sunday January 19, 2014 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born September 16, 1930 in Murdo, South Dakota to the late John Jacob and Pearl (Dice) Willsey. DuWayne is survived by his wife of 63 years Louise Willsey of the home, three children: Kenneth and Jan Willsey of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Vicki and Danny Metcalf of Waldron, Arkansas, Keith Willsey of Acorn, Arkansas; four grandchildren: James and Amy Willsey of Jensen Beach, Florida, Jason Metcalf of Waldron, Arkansas, Angela and Grayson Walker of West Fork, Arkansas, Kyle and Christina Metcalf of Ozark, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren: Kristen Walker, A.J. Willsey, Jenna Willsey, Aubrey Jane Metcalf, Molly Ann Metcalf and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He is preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Visitation was held Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jason Metcalf, Kyle Metcalf, Grayson Walker, Shane Davis, Mac Davis, Brad Keener and Mark Keener. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Metcalf, Bill Angel, Charles Angel, Gerald Angel, Jr. VanDewiele, Junior McDaniel and Henry Bell Thompson.

The Waldron News
4 August 1999
DOROTHY WILSON

Dorothy Wilson, 93, of Russellville, AR (formerly of Waldron) died on Sunday, August 1, 1999 in a Russellville hospital. She was the widow of thelate Dr. R.R. Wilson, a member of United Methodist Church, and a retired teacher of the Waldron Schools. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ila Crowley and one brother, Woody Crowley. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4 at First United Methodist Church in Waldron, AR with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her niece, Polly Brower of Springfield, VA; a nephew, Edward Crowley of Russellville, AR; and a great nephew, Cash Dixon Crowley of Russellville, AR.

The Waldron News
21 June 2000
ELIZABETH HOPE WILSON

There will be no services for Elizabeth H. Wilson, 73, of 3022 S. Third St., Niles, who died at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at Lakeland Specialties Hospital in Berrien Center. Wilson died of natural causes. She will be cremated. Wilson was born July 4, 1926, Martha, Okla. She had lived in the Niles and South Bend, Ind., area since 1955. In 1949, she married Woodrow Claude Wilson in South Bend. Woodrow passed away in 1988. During her lifetime, Wilson was employed as a steamstress. She is survived by a son, Woodrow Gerald Wilson of Niles; two brothers, Noyce Harrison of Reedley, CA and Kenneth Harrison of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters, Ethlyn Harrison of Fort Smith and Madgelene Whisenhunt of West Memphis, AR. Burial was in the family plot at Silver Brook Cemetery in Niles, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Scott County Times
10 November 2004
EVELYN WILSON

Evelyn Estelle Wilson was born to Lewis Andrew Kitchens and Bertha Garrett Kitchens on August 21, 1918 in Scott County, Arkansas in the Little Texas community. She passed from the earthly life November 5, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Waldron at 86 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Wilson, her father and mother and two brothers, Lewis Andrew Kitchens and Dairl David Kitchens. Estelle married Delbert Clemmie Wilson on April 10, 1937 in Gravelly, Arkansas. Two sons were born to this union: Jimmy Lewis of Waldron and his wife Barbara, and Delbert Wayne of McKinney, Texas and his wife Judy. Two sisters and two brothers also survive: Margaret Evelyn James of Gravelly and her husband Gene, Sarah Jo Parker of Waldron and her husband Jerry, Gaylon Kitchens of Mountain Home and his wife Dorothy, and Frank Kitchens of Springdale and his wife Priscilla. Sister-in-law Elsie Kitchens of Riverbank, California also survives. Estelle especially loved and enjoyed all her many grandchildren. Five granddaughters: Vonda Rogers, Becky Jesse, Malinda Lyda, Tammy Statford, Kim Kimbrell and Julie Billner and two grandsons: Guy Wilson and Mike Wilson. She was blessed with 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She also had eleven nieces and nephews who brought her great love and joy. As a young girl Estelle attended church socials pie suppers. She met her future husband, Delbert, at a pie supper when he bought her pie. They started married life farming in Gravelly. Seeking a better way of life they traveled to many different states. They lived in Texas, Colorado, Missouri and California. They owned and operated many different businesses and worked side by side to make them successful. Estelle took great pride in being a homemaker. She was always ready to feed you her wonderful meals and delicious desserts. Estelle was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and doll maker. Estelle's true joy in life came from her relationship with the Lord. Being a part of the Waldron Church of Christ, reading the Bible and her devotion to prayer were a constant source of strength to her. As the years passed and she was no longer able to attend her home congregation she was able to attend services given by visiting churches at Mitchell's Nursing Home; when she was too weak to attend those services she kept connected to the church by having the church bulletin read to her each week by her sister, Jo. The desire of Estelle's heart was for her family to have faith in Jesus Christ. We are celebrating her life and rejoicing that she is in the presence of her Savior.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
KATHLEEN WILSON

Waldron--Funeral services for Kathleen Wilson were held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 7 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Kathleen Wilson, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 3 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and widow of Herbert Wilson. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Brigham of Keller, Texas; three sons, Tracy Wilson of Claremont, California, Richard Wilson and Herbert Wilson both of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Audean Singleterry of Sacramento, California; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 January 2013
MARY LOU WILSON

Mary Lou Wilson of Olio, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Olio, Arkansas. Mary was born November 10, 1934 to Roy Brians and Loreeta (Stufflefield) Brians in Charleston, Texas. Mary was 78 years, 2 months and 17 days old. Mary worked for many years in the accounting department for Appliance Buyers Credit Corp. in Dallas, Texas. She retired to come to Scott County where she and her husband entered back into the work force raising chickens for Tyson Foods. Retiring once again, Mary loved to read, work puzzles, quilt, work in her flower beds, and visit with people. Mary was known within the family as a Mt. Dew woman. She loved it and wouldn't drink anything else. It's been said she was a very strong willed lady which contributed to her character as a fine person. Mary loved her family and was proud of each of them. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Candice Prather of North Richland Hills, Texas and Sandra Pirkle of Texas. Grandmom will be forever missed by her four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Wilson, parents, Roy and Loreeta Brians and one brother, Gary Brians. Mary's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Mt. Moriah Church in Haletown, Arkansas with Rev. David Hines officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary's pallbearers will be Russell Hayden, Ernie Hayden, Butch Morgan, Mel Keener, Chad Strunk and Terry Owens. Mary's visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
22 September 2004
RAY S. WILSON

Ray S. Wilson, age 81, of Waldron, died Friday, September 17, 2004, in his home. He was a retired poultry farmer, retired from Whirlpool Corp., a graduate of University of Arkansas, former member of Haletown Vol. Fire Dept. and a veteran of World War II. He was a protestant. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou; two daughters, Sandra Pirkle of Ghoulson, Texas and Candice Prather of Richland Hills, Texas; two brothers, Rex Wilson of Dallas, Texas and Ross R. Wilson of Irving, Texas; four grandchildren, two honorary grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Coyle, Anthony Shrum, Rodney Wilson, Rick Simmons, Terry Owens, Randall Hale and Nathan Shrum.

The Waldron News
11 June 2014
REATHA MAY HUGHES WILSON

Reatha May Hughes Wilson, age 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 surrounded by people who loved her. Reatha was born in Atoka, Oklahoma on September 9, 1929 to Herbert Leroy "Roy" and Ola Ida Tobey Hughes. She was the mother of nine children, Charles (and Kathleen) Spears of Waldron, Donna Kociemba of Butte Meadows, California, Rita Hoffman, David Spears, Thomas Spears (and Richard Dituri) of Tulare, California, Reatha Joy Spears of Merced, CA, Kerry (and Leita) Spears of Washington, Arkansas, the children of Charley Spears and Billy Johnson of Hot Springs, Arkansas, (Christine Johnson of Sims, Arkansas), and Andrea Vallejo of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, the children of Bill Johnson. Loving grandmother to April Dawson, Chuck Spears Jr., Ruby Long, TJ Hazelwood, Jessica Trager, Tommy Hoffman, Reatha Soden, Angela Harrington, Rhonda Hoffman, Gina Hoffman, Dominick Kociemba, Debbie Davis, Robert "BJ" Spears, Nick Spears, David Spears, Kristen Mack, Jessica Gilbert, Jeremy Johnson, Corey Johnson, Brianna Johnson, Austin Johnson, Abby Johnson, Emma Johnson, Elli Johnson, Jake Lappin, and Joel Lappin, 31 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Surviving siblings: Royce Haguewood, Bob Hughes and Alford Hughes. Loving friend and caregiver: Liz Venable. Reatha was preceded in death by her beloved husband Cloyde Wilson, her parents, Roy and Ola Hughes, two children, Rita Hoffman and David Spears and siblings: Leo, Glenda, Marion, Muriel, Fred, in addition to two sisters and one brother who died in infancy, Reatha's memorial service was eld at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 400 Heather St., Waldron, Arkansas with a private burial in Stanley Cemetery in Mt. Ida, Arkansas at a later date. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
14 July 2004
ROBERT P. WILSON

Jacksonville--Funeral services for Robert P. Wilson were held at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 3, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Taylor Cemetery near Ione, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Wilson, 77, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away July 3, 2004 in a Jacksonville hospital. He was a civil engineer and a veteran of the air force. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amber Binz. He is survived by his wife, Etta Rosalene Wilson; two sons, Roland Dale Wilson of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Robert Lane Wilson of Ozark, Arkansas; three sisters, Bertha Himes of Booneville, Arkansas, Dolly Skinner and Ruthie Pierce of California; three grandchildren, Robert Jeremiah Wilson, Chad Binz and Celeste Binz. Pallbearers were Jerry Don Gill, Neil Preston, Homer Wilson, Delbert Wilson, Chad Binz and Jeremiah Wilson.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
SAMMI KAY WILSON

Sammi Kay Wilson, 40, a life long resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 7, 2011 in a Hot Springs, Arkansas hospital. Sammi is survived by her husband, Donald Wilson of the home; one daughter, Sarah Kay Wilson of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two sisters, Traci Chavez and husband Michael of Bastrop, Texas, Kim Parris and husband Lee of Cabot, Arkansas; "Sister" Kym Prevatte of Bismark, Arkansas; four nephews, two nieces and several great aunts and uncles. Sammi was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Sam H. Hill, Jr. and Pam Gibson Hill, and grandparents, Clarence "Hoot" and Etta Gibson. Sammi's family will hold a private graveside service at the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
31 August 2005
SARAH ELAINE WILSON

Sarah Elaine Wilson, 29, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 26, 2005 in Booneville, Arkansas. She was born November 13, 1975 in Booneville, Arkansas. She was a mother and nurse aid/ housekeeping at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Booneville, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 1, 2005 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville with burial in French Prairie Cemetery near the Ione community under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Autumn Coughran of the home; two sons, Skylar Davis and Devin Coughran, both of the home; her mother, Ruby Bonnette Cox of Waldron; her stepfather, Gary Whitehead of Magazine, Arkansas; one sister, Cindy Raley of Booneville, Arkansas; one brother, Gary L. Whitehead of Greenwood, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Lilly Mae Holt of Magazine, Arkansas; nephews, Robbie Crawley, Joshuah Chappell, Caleb Whitehead and Zachary Whitehead; one niece, precious Sarah Jane Whitehead. Pallbearers will be Marvin Miranda, Steve Frost, Randy Whitehead, Carmen Whitehead, James McClanahan and Bill Tullos. Honorary pallbearers will be James Kanagy and Bob Merlow.

The Waldron News
1 October 2003
NORMAN HARRISON WINDHAM

Norman Harrison Windham, age 80, of Alameda, California died September 24, 2003. He was born June 4, 1923 at Hon, Arkansas and was preceded in death by his parents, L.E. and Maude and his brother, Terral. He was raised and attended public schools in Waldron and was a proud member of the Bulldog Football Team. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and saw active duty in the Pacific theater. He retired from a career as an office machine technician in the great San Francisco Bay Area. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, whom he married December 16, 1943 and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2003 at the Alameda First Baptist Church, 1515 Santa Clara Avenue, with burial in Sacramento, CA.

The Waldron News
4 August 2010
HASKELL EUGENE WINDOM

Haskell Eugene Windom, 55, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Haskell was born December 20, 1954 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to William Haskell Windom and Ruth L. (Warford.) He is survived by four sisters, Annette Nix of Bates, Arkansas, Gale Nix of Van Buren, Arkansas, Judy Hancock of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christine Canada of Bates, Arkansas; mother Ruth Compton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William Windom, and one sister, Gloria Harberson. Haskell's graveside funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Gibson Cemetery with Rev. Jason Goshorn officiating. Interment followed at Gibson Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Akrnasas.

The Waldron News
15 April 2009
MARY MARIE WING

Mary Marie Wing "Sis" went to meet her maker on April 08, 2009 after leading a full and rich life, leaving behind the most valuable memories for those lives she touches. Born in her homeplace of Harvey, AR to Bascum and Irene Monroe, she started making her footprints on this earth. While holding many professional accomplishments, her most cherished were working at Bond Bakery in Tulsa, OK where that lead to the single marriage in her life to "Tom" Wing. Partners indeed they were that journeyed them to their both departing Bond Bakery and opening "Wing's Hamburgers" in Tulsa, OK. Their dedication to one another flowed through into their successful business. Marie lost her life companion much too early but, as her usual self she forged ahead and continued a thriving business until her decision to sell and retire in 1993 and move to her "home" community in Waldron, AR with her sister Lillie Jean. Marie and Lillie Jean embraced the "sisterhood" as they ventured out on mystery drives of which they never knew where would lead them until they arrived. With these journeys they touched and were touched by those they loved and those whom loved them. Marie enjoyed motherhood through many of her nieces and nephews that adopted "Sis" as their second Mom due to her love, quick wit and ability to share precious moments with her. A rare gem she was, as never did she have anything but a good word to say about another human being. While our hearts are heavy for our loss, Heaven is a richer place to have received her. Those who knew her are truly blessed to have had her be such a strong, never ending presence in their lives. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Monroe Cemetery, Harvey, Arkansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon, OK.

The Waldron News
14 October 1998
GEORGE WINKLEY

George Winkley, 83, of Mena died Oct. 5, 1998, in Fort Smith at Sparks Regional Medical Center. Mr. Winkley was born Nov. 15, 1914 to the late Wyman Winkley and the late Lela Phillips Winkley in Vandervoort. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired employee of El Paso Natural Gas Company. Survivors include: sons, George Winkley Jr. of Waldron, Norman Winkley of Texas, Harmon Winkley of Greenwood and Donald Winkley of Huntington. Two brothers, Pete Winkley of Hatten and Earl Winkley of Durant, Oklahoma; one sister, Maud Pounds of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Also nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Oct. 9, in the Northside Church of Christ with Bro. Austin Emery officiating. Interment will follow in the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort. Pallbearers will be George Winkley Jr., George Winkley III, Tammie Winkley, William Winkley, Colin Winkley, Smokey Morris, Jason Rich and Donald Winkley. Family visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8, at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.

The Waldron News
30 August 2006
GEORGE WINKLEY, JR.

George Winkley, Jr., 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2006 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a rancher and worked construction. Memorial service was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Packsaddle Church in Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Katy Elizabeth Winkley of the home; two daughters, Roxanna Morris and husband Smokey of Mansfield, AR, Tammy Chronister and husband Tommy of Packsaddle, AR; one son, George Winkley III and wife Tracy of DeRidder, AR; three brothers, Norman of Big Springs, TX, Harmon of Waldron, AR, Donald of Huntington, AR; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
JAMES WISCOUR

James Walter "Big Jim" Wiscour, 52, of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and was employed by Tyson Foods of Waldron. Funeral service was at 10:00 am Friday, January 13, 2006 at the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Maxine Wiscour of the home; two daughters, Kristin Wiscour of Boles, Arkansas and Racheal Wiscour of the home; one brother, Robert of Gravois Mills, Missouri; three nephews; two nieces; two great nephews and one great niece. Pallbearers were Les Vaughn, Tony Vaughn, Jeff Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, Scott Stark, Steve Lunsford and Dustin McKibbin. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Leo Payne, Tim Highfill, Robert Ford, Rick Tallmadge, Dave Tallmadge, Keith Rogers, Zack Rogers and Brandon Lunsford.

The Waldron News
13 August 2014
GEORGIA BASS WISDOM

Georgia Bass Wisdom of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Waldron, Arkansas. Georgia was born August 5, 1937 to Roy Bass Sr. and Amanda Ola Harroff in Mena, Arkansas. Georgia was 76 years, 11 months and 29 days old. Georgia was an active member of The Gospel Lighthouse Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Georgia was a former police dispatcher in Texas and absolutely loved working with the force. She was a manager at Village Cleaners for 15 years. Georgia Loved her family and enjoyed being with them. Georgia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Charles Ray Wisdom of the home; son, Franklin Dale Smith and wife Donna of Longview, Texas, and daughters, Sherry Murry and husband Floyd of Longview, Texas, Linda Jo Bivens of Springdale, Arkansas and step-children, Gail Wisdom and son Mike Wisdom. Georgia will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Neal Meeker, Dan Meeker, Jesse Smith and great grandchildren: Ezra and Kordie Mae as well as many nieces and nephews. Georgia is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ola Bass and siblings. Georgia's graveside life celebration was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 (her birthday) at the Rocky Springs Cemetery in Posey Hollow, Arkansas with Rev. Leroy Bass officiating. Interment followed in the Rocky Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Georgia's pallbearers were Dan Meeker, Stephen Bass, Isaac Bass, Larry Wade, Daniel Wade, Allen Bass and Stevie Bass. Georgia's visitation was Monday, August 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 March 2005
ANN G. MAXEY HOPPER WISE

Ann G. Maxey Hopper Wise, age 59, of Grannis, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Texarkana, Texas. She was born December 21, 1945 in Ol' Forrester, Arkansas to the late Louis Frank Maxey and the late Edna Ruth Smith Maxey. She was a chicken farmer by profession and was of the Protestant faith. She was united in marriage to Mr. Jimmy Wise and was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy "Jimbo" Wise of Grannis, Arkansas; four sons, Tim Hopper and daughter-in-law Jennifer of Wickes, AR; Jerry Hopper of Grannis, AR; Jimmy Wise and daughter-in-law Melinda of Wickes, AR and James Wise and daughter-in-law Teresa of Grannis, AR; one daughter, Kimberly Wise of Grannis, AR; two brothers, Don Maxey of Hot Springs, AR and Joe Maxey of Harvey, AR; four sisters, Virginia Yandell of Harvey, AR; Patsy Owens of Harvey, AR; Linda Yandell of Gravelly, AR and Norma Pierce of Gravelly, AR; grandchildren, Timmy, Dustin and Brandy Hopper of Wickes, AR, Ryan and Cullen Hopper of Grannis, AR, Bruce, Amy, Shawn, John, Dana and Matt Wise of Wickes, AR, Blake, Bailey and Braxton Wise of Grannis, AR and Madison Grace Ann of Grannis, AR; along with numerous nieces and nephews and scores of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Wilson officiating. Interment followed at Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Jeff Brewer, Greg Brewer, Terry Youngblood, Bruce Wheeler, Josh Canada, Casey White and Shannon Frachiseur.

The Waldron News
26 March 2008
MARY OMA BALENTINE WISLEY

Mary Oma Balentine Wisley, 89, of Mansfield passed away Monday, March 24, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was born January 20, 1919 in the Tate Community to J.A. and Leona Holt Balentine. She was a member of the Coop Prairie Church in Mansfield. She is survived by her two daughters, Ann Blythe and husband Farris of Abbott, AR, Gaile Hainley and husband Bruce of Mansfield, AR; two grandchildren, Mike Blythe and wife Kathy, and Cindy Black both of Abbott, AR; five great grandchildren, Tara Grey, Whitney Black, Laura Green and husband Tim, Celie Black and Mariah Blythe; several nieces, nephews and a special kitty, Ring. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Clyde "Doc" Wisley and ten siblings. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with interment in the Carolan Cemetery near Booneville under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Officiating will be Bro. Bobby Clark, Brother Elton Pennington and Eulogy by nephew George Wisley. Pallbearers will be Jackie Culver, Jimmy and George Wisley, Clinton Catlett, Jerry Wilkins, Richard Hicks, Harold Strutton and Paul Gene Wisley. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Lang, Hal Lacy, Danny DeHart and Cyril Hicks. Memorials may be made to Abbott Baptist Church Building Fund, 28128 Hwy. 71 North, Mansfield, AR 72944.

The Waldron News
12 September 2001
SAMMY D. WITCHER

Sammy D. Witcher, 64, of Huntington, Arkansas died Sunday, September 2, 2001 in a Nashville, Arkansas hospital. He was born March 13, 1937 at Mansfield, Arkansas, the son of Mary Nell and Carl Witcher, Sr. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville, AR with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Frances and Carl Witcher, Jr. of Fort Smith, AR.

Scott County Times
7 May 2003
PAULINE LOOPER WITT

Pauline Looper Witt, age 94 of Mansfield died Friday, May 2 in Fort Smith. She was born July 26, 1908 in Dayton, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, member of Mansfield First Baptist Church since 1933, a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class and attended the senior center. She is the widow of Frank Looper and Ervan Witt. Funeral services were held 3:00 pm Monday at Mansfield First Baptist Church with interment at the Looper family plot in Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Elmore, Paul Hunt, Al Fox, John Wade, Pat Looper and Neil Jones. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jo and Jerry Robinson of Ft. Smith and Paula and Floyd Coward of Mansfield; three grandsons, Rev. Kevin Robinson of Van Buren, Mark Coward of Mansfield, Gary Coward of Ft. Smith; three granddaughters-in-law, Lisa Robinson, LeAnne Coward and Cheryl Coward; five great-grandchildren, Aaron Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Christopher Coward, Darrick Coward and Logan Coward. The T.E.L. Adult Womans Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Mansfield First Baptist Church Building Fund, Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund in Van Buren or the Coop Prairie Cemetery Fund.

The Waldron News
24 November 1999
ARNEL LEE WOLFENBARGER

Arnel Lee Wolfenbarger, 69, of Mena passed away Thursday, November 18, 1999 in Mena. Miss Wolfenbarger was born August 11, 1930 in Eagleton, Arkansas, to the late Otis Wolfenbarger and Thelma Reynolds Wolfenbarger. She was a member of the Union Mission Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her mother, Thelma Wolfenbarger of Mena, AR; one brother, Otis Wolfenbarger, Jr. of Mena, AR; two sisters, Barbara Hines of Bentonville, AR and Imogene Horn of Waldron, AR; six nieces and one nephew; and a special friend, Arlene Johnson of Mena, AR. Graveside services were Saturday, November 20, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Reverend Billy Dunahoo officiating. Burial followed under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Memorials may be made to the Union Mission Pentecostal Church of God.

The Waldron News
24 December 2003
THELMA WOLFENBARGER

Thelma Wolfenbarger, age 89, of Mena passed away Monday, December 15, 2003 in Mena. She was born July 15, 1914 in Potter, Arkansas to the late Thomas Reynolds and the late Ella Carmack Reynolds. On June 22, 1929, she was united in marriage to Otis Wolfenbarger in Eagleton. Mrs. Wolfenbarger was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by two daughters, Imogene Frazier of Waldron, AR and Barbara Hines of Centerton, AR; a brother, Richard Seymore of Sublet, Kansas; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Armel Lee Wolfenbarger, her son Otis Wolfenbarger, Jr., two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 2:00 pm in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Marvin Wolfenbarger, Kevin Wolfenbarger, Glen Kerr, Johnny Godfrey, Jimmy Graham, and H.D. Brown. Online guest book was at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

The Waldron News
13 January 2010
CORRINE "CONNIE" WOOD

Corrine "Connie' Wood, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, January 9, 2010 in a Waldron hospital. Connie was born June 28th, 1928 in Bakersfield, California. She lived in Bakersfield, California where she lived with her late husband and raised their children. In the late 80's after her husband passed away she moved to Dubois, WY where she had many friends and met Bill Frances, her wonderful loving companion of 21 years. She and Bill moved to Waldron, Arkansas in 1990 where they spent the last 21 years enjoying life together and enjoying the company of their many friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Dearden; brother, Herbert Brand and husband late Darwin Wood. Connie is survived by her long time companion Bill Francis, daughters Melody Buzby of Pismo, California, Connie Brandt of Dubois, Wyoming, Valarie Scott of Greenwood, Arkansas; sons-in-law, David Buzby, David Brandt, Mike Scott; grandchildren, Leslie Buzby, Lisa Mann, Patrick and Brandon Dorsey, Michael, Christa and Bobby Scott; great grandchildren, Tayler Buzby, Athena and Seth Mann and Madison Baxter. Our beautiful and loving companion, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Connie's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

The Waldron News
14 August 2013
RUBY ADELL WOOD

Ruby Adell Wood, 88, of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday August 9, 2013 in Mena. Ruby was born April 6, 1925 to the late William H. and Mamie Adell (Sherrill) Wood in Weeks, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons: James Wood and wife Bernice of Waldron, Arkansas, Dale Wood and wife Darlene of Waldron, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Robert Wood, Cassandra Coben, Kevin and Karen Christy; three great-grandchildren: Bethany Brigance, Alex Mashburn, Danica Coben; two great-great grandchildren: Gavin Taylor, Avery Mashburn and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one grandson Tony Wood, husband Arvel Wood, four brothers, Lloyd, Coy, Jessie and Hershel Billings. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family will have a private service at a later date.

The Waldron News
2 September 2009
TRUMAN M. WOOD

Truman M. Wood, age 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at his home. He was born to the late Jess and Theodosia Wood on February 3, 1932. He was a cattleman, attended the Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army. Truman is survived by one sister, Dorothy Jean Langdon of Parkville, Missouri; two nephews, Jesse Langdon of North Kansas City, Missouri, Rocky Langdon of Stockton, Missouri; three nieces, Connie Gittings of North Carolina, Juanita Mellenbruch of Stockton, Missouri and Roxie Pilla of Parkville, Missouri. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two brothers, Wayne Wood and Omer Wood. Truman's funeral service will be Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
19 April 2006
B.G. WOODALL

B.G. Woodall, age 77, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 10, 2006 in a Fayetteville, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a WWII veteran. He was a pastor for 57 years in California, Colorado and Arkansas. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with interment in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; one daughter, Kim Jacks of Monticello, Arkansas; one son, Steven Woodall of Russellville, Arkansas; one sister, Lavada Woodall of Searcy, Arkansas; three brothers, Faye Woodall of Helena, Montana, Jack Woodall of California and Jerry Woodall of Redding, California; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle Woodall, one son, Michael Woodall, one daughter, Terry Valverde, five brothers, Dale, Harold, George, Bob and Richard Woodall. Pallbearers were Gerald Elmore, Dave Johnson, Darrel Epperson, Dr. Larry Austin, Norman Higginbotham and Louis Jacks. Honorary pallbearers were Ritchie Woodall, Randy Woodall, D.J. Jacks and Jonathan Jacks.

The Waldron News
20 December 2000
JOSEPH S. "JOE" WOODALL, JR.

Joseph S. "Joe" Woodall, Jr., age 75 of Waltreak, Yell County, Arkansas died Thursday, December 14, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. Mr. Woodall was a retired timberman. Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Meairl Watson Woodall; one daughter, Glenda Woodall of Waltreak; one uncle, Milo Woodall of Danville; four nephews, C.H. Woodall of Waldron, Kenneth Woodall of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jimmy Woodall of Plainview, and Bobby Graham of Waldron; Wanda Bland of Belleville; a brother-in-law, Billy Watson of Waldron; two sisters-in-law, Tiny Woodall of Danville and Bea Fowler of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of cousins and friends. Services will be Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Egypt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will be [at] Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
19 January 2005
MEAIRL WANDA WOODALL

Meairl Wanda Woodall, age 74, of Waltreak, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005. She was born in Black Fork, Arkansas on April 29, 1930 to Raymond and Martha Allen Watson. She was a homemaker and the widow of Joseph Woodall, Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Woodall of Waltreak; brother and sister-in- law, Billy Joe and Nadine Watson of Waldron; sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Bill Fowler of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Tiny Woodall of Danville; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
13 October 1999
SARAH JANE TAYLOR WOODALL

Sarah Jane Taylor Woodall, 24, of Booneville, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Parks Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 9 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Bloodsworth Cemetery near Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Lee Woodall, Jr; one daughter, Hunter Lane Woodall of the home; one son, Tyler Garrett Woodall of the home; her mother and step-father, Lavon and Marvin Sory of Boonefille, AR; her father and step-mother, Bill and Brenda Taylor of Heavener, OK; three sisters, Juanita Holland of Hatfield, AR, Billie Joe King of Harvey, AR and Terrie Thiele of Fayetteville, AR; two step brothers, Jake Knight of Heavener, OK and Wade Knight of Wister, OK; six nephews, two nieces, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The Waldron News
11 October 2006
TINY LUCILLE WOODALL

Tiny Lucille Woodall, age 82, of Danville, AR died Wednesday, October 4 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. Born March 29, 1924 in the Cedar Creek community to the late Noah Lee and Prilla Mobley Abernatha. She was a retired line worker for Wayne Poultry and a member of the Danville Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Woodall, grandson, Craig Woodall, great-granddaughter, Macy Graham, five brothers, Bill, Harley, Otto, Clayborn and Presley and two infant sisters. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, C.H. and Clara Woodall of Waldron, Jimmy and Betty Woodall of Havana, Kenith and Pam Woodall of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Johnny and Linda Woodall of Dardanelle; two daughters and sons-in- law, Bobbie & J.D. Graham of Waldron and Wanda & Fred Bland of Belleville; 14 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren. Services were Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. at the Danville Assembly of God Church with Brother Ronnie Reddin and Brother Kevin Haralson officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Clinton, Carlton Graham, Jarrod Bland, Justin Bland, Clay Woodall and John Woodall. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

The Waldron News
23 January 2002
BILL TOBE WOODARD

Bill Tobe Woodard, age 60, of Danville, Arkansas died Thursday, January 17, 2002 at his home in Danville. Mr. Woodard was born August 28, 1941 to the late Grady and Lonie D. Kitchens Woodard. He was a farmer, logger and a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Woodard Limbocker, two brothers, Hayes Woodard and Drexel Woodard. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Morgan Woodard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Bubba Woodard of Danville, Marty Woodard of Danville and Morgan Woodard of Walnut Ridge; a brother and sister-in-law, Deanie and Betty Woodard of Danville; three grandchildren, Callie Woodard, Kayla Woodard and Steven Woodard all of Danville; two nieces, three nephews and a host of family and friends. Services were Monday, January 21, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Morgan Woodard, Rev. Kelvin Limbocker, Rev. Bill Howard and Rev. Delton Beall officiating. Interment was in Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service in Danville. Pallbearers were Mark Avery, Ricky Yandell, Chock Carr, Bill Tackett, Johnny Baker and Terry Callahan. Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Four Mens Sunday School Class, Gene Scott, Robert Thacker, Clinton Kimbrough and Jimmy Woodall.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
CARL WOODARD

Carl Woodard, 87, of Danville, Arkansas, widower of Etta (Garner) Woodard, died on Monday, December 13, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born April 7, 1912 in the Union Hill community of Scott County, AR to the late Johnny and Lillie (James) Woodard. He was a retired machinist in a carbide factory in Redondo Beach, CA and was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a brother, Haskell Woodard. He is survived by four sisters, Nellie Travis of Pocola, OK, Violet Honea of Renton, WA, Lexie Millard of Waldron, AR and Hollis Isham of Duncan, OK and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill Cemetery by Rev. James Icasc. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
ESTON (WOODY) WOODARD

Eston (Woody) Woodard, 72, of Waldron, died Friday, April 23, 1999 in a local hospital. He was a retired farmer and musician, and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Woodard of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda and Ray Patton of Booneville, Janet and Reggie Owens of Waldron and Pam and Luther Bailey of Springdale; two sons and daughers-in-law: Mike and Debbie Woodard of Van Buren and Jamie and Glenda Woodard of Waldron; two sisters: Wilma Metcalf of Waldron and Nemo Grammar of Charleston; 11 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Pallbearers were Mike Woodard, Shawn Woodard, Martin Patton, Byron Owens, T.J. Bailey, Derek Owens and John Patton. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 July 2011
PAUL H. WOODARD

Paul H. Woodard, 91, of Waldron, AR passed from this life Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in the Waldron Nursing Home. Paul was born September 22, 1919 in Waltreak, Arkansas to the late Linwood Woodard and Ninna (Starnes) Woodard. He was a timber worker who retired from the comb factory in Booneville, Arkansas. Paul is survived by two sons, Herman Woodard of Y-City, Arkansas, Lynn Woodard of Booneville, Arkansas; two daughters, Paula Henson of Benton, AR, Joyce Haga of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Paul is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by four sisters, two brothers and one son-in-law. Paul's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Arrangements will be entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbe arers were Jonathan Woodard, Josh Woodard, Robby Shaddon, Dustin Wright, Danny Haga and Rick Black. Paul's visitation was 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
29 July 2009
VERLIA DEAN WOODARD
December 24, 1928 - July 23, 2009

Verlia Dean Woodard, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, July 23, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Verlia was born December 24, 1928 at Waldron, the second daughter of the late Lester Newberry and Gertie (Rhyne) Newberry. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church, retired from the Scott County Library after 18 years. She loved embroidery, quilting and gardening. Verlia is survived by two daughters, Pat Hopson and husband Deryl of Winnsboro, Texas, Cathy Nichols of the home; two sons, Gary Woodard of Charleston, Arkansas, Vernon (Bim) Woodard of Waldron, Arkansas; one grandson of the home, Nathan Brown; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. She is also survived by seven sisters, Wanda Gray of Waldron, Arkansas, Ima Jean Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas, Mary Ann Sanders of Waldron, Arkansas, Shirley Ammons of Waldron, Arkansas, Edna Maxell of Waldron, Arkansas, Lynda Sue Bates of Waldron, Arkansas, Alice Friend of Greenwood, Arkansas; one brother, Benny Newberry of Waldron, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Woodard; a grandson, Michael Nichols, a great grandson, Trevor Brown, and a sister, Fern Oliver. Verlia's funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. Verlia's pallbearers were Gary Lee Woodard, Josh Brewton, Shawn Woodard, Steven Woodard, Billy Sanders and Mark Oliver.

The Waldron News
13 February 2008
DALE DEAN WOODCOCK

Dale Dean Woodcock, 54, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 in his home in Farmington, Arkansas. He was a logger. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his five sons, R.C. Reese, J.L. Pritchard, J.D. Woodcock, Trevor Woodcock, Dylan Woodcock, all of Arkansas, and two sisters, Pat and Micki, and five grandsons.

The Waldron News
18 April 2001
JOHN LANNING WOODHULL III

John Lanning Woodhull III, 47, of Booneville, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a housing contractor and a Pentecostal. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial at Barling Cemetery in Barling, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Aimee Gustafson of Alma, Arkansas; one son, John L. Woodhull, IIII of Alma, Arkansas; his mother, Bernice Woodhull of Booneville, AR; one brother, Wayne Woodhull of Booneville, AR; one granddaughter, Maya Gustafson of Alma, AR; and one niece, Vinita Meeks of Show Low, AZ. Pallbearers were Glen Jones, Sr., Glen Jones, Jr., Luther Jones, Wayne Woodhull, Danny David and Larry Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Woodhull and Joe Woodhull.

The Waldron News
4 April 2012
FREDDIE ARVIL WOODRAL

Freddie Arvil Woodral, 60, of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Waldron, AR. Freddie was born January 29, 1952 in Lakeport, CA to Fred & Doyce (Ollar) Woodral. He worked for the forestry service for 37 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Linda Jo Woodral, nephew, Gary "Bubba" Gibson. Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home, sons Freddie A. Jr. Woodral and Julia Woodral of Waldron, AR, Doyel W. Woodral of Howe, OK, Robert & Leah Randolph of Poteau, OK; daughters Jody L. and Robert (Earl) Underwood ofBates, AR, Angella & David Tolleson of Heavener, OK; 9 grandchildren, Jolenia (Princess) Woodral, Darren (Cowboy) Freddie Woodral, Bryce (Blanket Butt) Tolleson, Brayden (Whoa Potty) Tolleson, Kimberly (Chigger) Underwood, Robert (Chock) Wesley Undersood, Kaydence (Kadey-did) Underwood, Luke (Torque) Randolph, Logan (Viking) Randolph, sister Lynn & Gary Gibson of Howe, OK, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Hie Hayden Hall officiating. Interment followed in Gipson Cemetery, Bates, AR. Pallbearers will be Freddie A. Woodral, Jr., Robert Randolph, Darren Freddie Woodral, Bryce Tollison, Gary Gibson, George Espinel. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyel Woodral, Randy Bottoms, Henry Hicks, Stanley Brewer, Larry Shores, Jim Evans. The family received visitors at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

The Waldron News
8 March 2000
ODA WOODRAL

Oda Woodral, 86, of Heavener, Oklahoma died on Sunday, March 5, 2000 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was a life long resident of Heavener and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000 with burial at Hontubby Cemetery in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by six daughters, Dorothy Underwood, Della LeFlore, Pauline Smallwood, Shirley Smallwood and Henryetta Smallwood all of Heavener, OK and Rosie Miller of Wister, OK; one son, Jimmy "Buddy" Woodral of Heavener, OK; three sisters, Mildred Benson of Heavener, OK, Louise Hill of Blackfork, AR and Eva Janway of Hodgen, OK; one brother, Orvil Woodral of Hodgen, OK; 34 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
21 July 1999
ROXIE JANE WOODRAL

Roxie Jane Woodral, 82, of Heavener, Oklahoma, died on Thursday, July 15, 1999 in her home. She was a life long resident of Heavener and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Heavener with burial at Hontubby Cemetery, Heavener, OK, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. She is survived by six daughters, Dorothy Underwood, Della LeFlore, Pauline Smallwood, Shirley Smallwood, and Henryetta Smallwood, all of Heavener, OK and Rosie Miller of Wister, OK; one son, Jimmy "Buddy" Woodral of Heavener, OK; 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
15 December 1999
BRANDY GAYLE WOODRUM

Brandy Gayle Woodrum, 17, of Grand Saline, Texas, died on the evening of Saturday, December 4, 1999 as a result of a car accident near Garden Valley. Brandy was a junior at Grand Saline High School and she worked part time at "Dairy Palace" in Canton as well as "Gun Balls" in Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. She lived in Grand Saline all her life. She was also a member of Main Street Baptist Church. Brandy modeled for the John Robert Powers Agency in Dallas, and had worked as an extra for several TV series including "Walker - Texas Rangers" along with several movies yet to be released. She had a publication in Hair Style Sophisticated Magazine. She was a tremendous humanitarian and always looked for ways to serve her fellowman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 6, at Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline with Brother Tom Pesnell, Brother Bobby Dagnel and Brother Larry Jones officiating. Burial followed at Woodside Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. She is survived by her parents, Jesse Jr. and Kim Moreland Woodrum of Irving, TX; one brother, Shane Woodrum of Irving, TX; her grandparents, Clyde & Shirley Moreland of Grand Saline; grandfather & step-grandmother, Jessie & Elaine Woodrum of Grand Saline; grandmother, Lucille Young of Dallas; great-grandmother, Edna Fowler of Van; great-grandfather, Gay Fowler of Alvarado, TX; great-grandmother, Loretta Meska of Gun Barrel City, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Chris Flores, Juan Estrada, Barry Rosemand, Travis Jordan, John Hunt, Thomas Turner and Shane Woodrum.

The Waldron News
27 May 2009
PATRICIA ANN WOODRUM
Jan. 26, 1958 - May 13, 2009

Patricia Ann Woodrum, 51, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Royce City, Texas. She was born January 26, 1958 in Turkey. She is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Jimmy A. Woodrum and brother-in- law, Wade Martin. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy D. Woodrum; sisters-in-law, Dana Adamson and Beth Milligan; brothers-in-law, Shane Woodrum and Willis Adamson; daughters, Princess and Savanna French; nephews, Dustin Milligan, Cory Milligan, Codry Woodrum, Hunter and Devan Sims; nieces, Cheyenne Woodrum, Taylor Helms, Lacy and Harley Martin; and granddaughter, Alexis French. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at Bartley Funeral Home in Grand Saline, Texas with interment at Rogers Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cory Milligan, Jason Holcomb, Dustin Milligan, Justin Murchison, Dennis Klomps, Riley Kimbrell and Tanner Thompson.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
CATHERINE ANN (COLE) WOODS

Catherine Ann (Cole) Woods, 47, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, July 15, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Cathie was born June 10, 1964 in Frankfurt, Germany to James W. and Donna G. (Clement) Cole. Cathie is survived by her husband Christopher Woods of the home; one daughter, Ashley; one son, Chris; four grandchildren, parents, James and Donna Cole of Greenwood, Arkansas; two brothers, Christopher Cole of Greenwood, Arkansas and James Cole, Jr. of Greenwood, Arkansas. Cathie will be cremated. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 January 2009
JULIA LORRAIN WOODS

Julia Lorrain Woods, 45, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 at her home in Waldron. She was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. She is survived by her son Nicholas Woods and wife Melissa of Waldron; two grandsons Justin Woods and Matthew Gunter of Waldron, AR; father Joe Plum and wife Minnie of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Kenneth Plum of Greenwood, AR and Greg Plum of Waldron; two sisters, Shirley Russell of Ft. Smith, AR and Donna Cantrell of Waldron. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Winfield Baptist Church with interment in the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
21 February 2001
PAULINE WOODS

Pauline Helen Armstrong Woods, 87, of Bakersfield, California, formerly of Mansfield, Arkansas died February 11, 2001 in Bakersfield, California. She was a seamstress, a member of the Mansfield First Baptist Church, and the widow of Woody Woods. Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by two grandsons and one great grandson. Funeral services were Saturday, February 17, 2001 at the Mansfield First Baptist Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanette and Julian of Los Angeles, California, Paula and John of Bakersfield, California and Marian and Will of Bakersfield, California; two sisters, Geneva Dismukes of Mansfield and Leigh Maass of Mansfield; one brother, Dr. Wade Armstrong of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield First Baptist Church Building Fund or Choir Church Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, PO Box 367, Mansfield, Arkansas 72944.

The Waldron News
19 May 2004
ROY WOODWARD

Mr. Roy Junior Woodward, age 70, resident of DeQueen, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at his home. He was born to Eddie and Goldie Ensley Woodward in Jackson County, Arkansas on July 1, 1933. He was retired from Tyson Foods at Waldron, Arkansas and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed walking and playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Marie Fuller Woodward of DeQueen; one son, Ricky Lynn Woodward of Mena, AR; two daughters, Ronda Jean Slate of DeQueen and Linda Darlene Young of Oklahoma; three brothers, Charles Woodward, E.W. Woodward and Eddie Woodward all of Batesville, AR; 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Mr. Roy Woodward were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Jerry Brazeal officiating. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

The Waldron News
10 August 2011
LOUISE WORKMAN

Louise Velma Workman passed away July 28, 2011 in Hugo, OK. She was born April 16, 1928 in Beauchamp, Arkansas, the daughter of Melvin and Janie Richey. Louise married Robert H. Workman on December 19, 1948 in Piney, AR. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2004. She was a homemaker and helped her husband in the logging industry. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, and getting together with her family. Louise was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry Wayne and siblings, Bob Rickey, Bill Richey, Ed Richey, Bunk Richey and Mable Harman. Survivors include six sons, Robert Carl Workman of Paris, TX, Darrell Workman of Broken Bow, OK, Randy Workman of Soper, OK, James Workman of Arthur City, TX, Tommy Workman of Soper, OK and Quiten Workman of Arthur City, TX; 3 daughters, June Sales of the home, Linda Workman of Powderly, TX and Brenda Workman of Soper, OK; siblings, Ceclia Dehart of Mena, AR, Pat Simmons of Sherwood, AR, Jan Hunt of Mena, AR and Betty Jo Thaxton of El Dorado, AR; 31 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
MUZETTE WORKS

Muzette Works, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at a Little Rock hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Tully Milton Works of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Kaye Works Cole and husband Jim of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Bob Cole and wife Melissa, and Tim Cole all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two great grandchildren, Presley Cole and Isabella Grace Cole; one sister, Dolores Hinson of Magnolia, Arkansas; one brother, Gary Haltom of Ft. Worth, Texas; nieces and nephews, Bobby Hinson, Kerby Haltom, Matt Haltom and Amy Haltom. She is preceded in death by her son, Tully Milton Works, Jr. Pallbearers were Johnny Ward, M.C. Yandell, Larry Shores, Fritz Morales, Bernard Ferguson and Bud Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Hattabaugh, Bob Smoot, Clyde Audas, Dick Davis, Ronnie Plummer, Hershel Sims, Harold Thomas, Henry Hicks, Floyd Watkins, Robert May, Gaylon Taylor and Bob Lewis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Music Program in Waldron.

The Waldron News
29 August 2007
CLARENCE "SAM" WRIGHT

Clarence "Sam" Wright, 66, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August (26?) 2007 in a Waldron hospital. He was a truck mechanic and attended the Keener Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
5 September 2007
CLARENCE "SAM" WRIGHT

Clarence "Sam" Wright, 66, of Parks, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August __, 2007 in a Waldron hospital. He was a truck mechanic and attended the Keener Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Cathy; eight daughters, Cathy Ann Goldman of GA, Toni M. Wright of AR, Paula W. Mires of TX, Karri A. Burt of TX, Mary Keisler of MS, Tina Goldman of MS, Sandra Gayle Wright of AR and Sammie Wright of MS; nine sons, Anthony J. Wright of TX, Sammy Dee Wright of MT, Arthur W. Wright of OR, Terry Gene Wright of MS, Robert Wright of MS, Ray Goldman of AZ, Joseph Goldman of MS, Billy John Goldman of MS and David Goldman of MS; 48 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
24 June 2009
GLORIA MAE WRIGHT

Gloria Mae Wright passed away on June 13, 2009 at her daughter's home, Rosemay Gagne and granddaughter Julie Gagne. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert William Wright, one child, Gladys Wright and son-in-law Henry Gagne. Gloria was a homemaker and worked many years caring for residents at Park Street Nursing Home in Pepperell, MA. She retired from Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron, AR. She is survived by eight children, William Robert Wright and wife Annie of Columbia, Maine, Rosemary Gagne of Eugene, OR, Gale Aho and husband Neil of Wagner, OK, Carl Wright and wife Debbie of Wentworth, NH, Steven Wright and wife Jackie of Waldron, AR, Charlotte Johnson and husband Michael of Barrington, NH, Marilyn Carter and husband Jeff of Lunenbvurg, VT, Madeline Burak and husband Bryan of Lunenburg, MA; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Pepperell, MA.

The Waldron News
21 April 1999
HARRY RAYMOND WRIGHT

Harry Raymond Wright, 85, of Mt. Lori Drive, Highlands, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999 in the Highland-Cashiers Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Charles Nicholas and Helen Pauline Cabe Wright. He is survived by his wife, Sara N. Moore Wright. They had been married for 60 years on December 17, 1998. He was retired as regional forester for Timber Management for the Southeast Region of the United States Forest Service. He was former Mayor of Highlands, president of the Harry R. Wright Development Corporation and was a 1935 graduate of the North Carolina State University with honors. He was former treasurer of the Highlands Lions Club, president of the 1975 Centennial Commission and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Highlands. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles Robert Wright of Highlands and David Preston Wright of Alexandria, Va; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Foster Wright of Deltona, Fla; a sister, Maxie Wright Duke of Walhalla, S.C; two brothers, Thomas Barak Wright of Clemson, S.C., and Vernon Ross Wilson of Belton, S.C; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Anthony Wright. Funeral service was in First United Methodist Church in Highlands with the Rev. Carl Lindquist and the Rev. Ryan Seawright officiating. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park. Tommy Coffeen, Richard Melvin, Dominic Sanchez, Vernon Brown, Tom James and Harvey Downs were the pallbearers. Herb James, Bruce Bryant, Allan Marsh, Neville Bryson, Hank Alldrich, John Cleveland, Jim Dobson and John Baumrucker were honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Highlands United Methodist Church, 315 Main St., Highlands, N.C. 28741. Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
14 May 2003
HOYT WRIGHT

Hoyt Russell Wright, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas died Sunday, May 11, in his home. He was a rancher, a siding contractor, member of Scott County Cattlemans Association and attended Waldron Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by a son, Kyle and a sister Wanda. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Mary 14 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Melba; one son, Dan Wright of Waldron, Arkansas; two sisters, Imogene Heathcock of Port Hueneme, California and Betty Young of Kermit, Texas; three brothers, Samuel Wright of Port Hueneme, California, Harold Wright of Paris, Arkansas and Billy Wright of Van Buren, Arkansas; and six grandchildren.

Scott County Times
2 October 2002
JACKIE WRIGHT

Jackie Junior Wright, 72, of Waldron died Sunday, September 29, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired supervisor at Waldron Furniture Factory and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Argus and Jewel Wright, a sister, Olgia Jones and a brother, Virgil Lee Wright. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Edith of the home; two daughters, Belynda Bailey of Lewisville, Texas and Diane Ivy of Jackson, Mississippi; four sons, Howard, Mike, Keith and Heath all of Waldron; one sister, Betty Potter of Waldron; two brothers, V.L. Wright and Thomas Wright both of Waldron; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bill White, Roberta Passmore, Richard Sehorn, Robert Shores, Alvin Carnahan, Darvin Hutchens, Derial Hullender, Clyde Hawkins and W.D. "Rabbit" Ray.

The Waldron News
27 May 1998
KYLE KENT WRIGHT

Kyle Kent Wright, 35, of Lavaca, died May 19, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a truck driver. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lavaca Cemetery in Lavaca. Survivors include his wife, Leslie, of the home; two daughters: Cybil and Kristina, of the home; his mother and father, Hoyt and Melba Wright, of Waldron; maternal grandmother, Iva Ferguson, of Waldron; one sister, Mellisa Haralson, of Atkins; one brother, Danny Wright, of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jackey Matlock, Tim Matlock, Mike Matlock, Rex Jackson, Brad Cooper and Rusty Smalling. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Waldron News
12 July 2006
MARY L. DALY WRIGHT

Mary Lou Daly Wright, 65, of Harrisonburg died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Wright was born July 30, 1940 in Omaha, Neb., and was the daughter of the late William (Bill) J. and Anna Brockman Daly. She was an insurance consultant with A&J Excavating and was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church. On Dec. 23, 1961, she married Ben Ernest Wright, who preceded her in death May 28, 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Amy Katherine Wright of New York, and Lisa Crissman Wright of Harrisonburg; a sister, Judy Daly Bradbury of Fort Smith, AR; and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. Elizabeth Caudill and Derrick Parson officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Amyloidosis Research Foundation, 4174 Meyers, Waterford, MI 48329.

The Waldron News
1 July 2009
MELBA WRIGHT
Oct. 20, 1940 - June 28, 2009

Melba J. Wright, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from the life Sunday, June 28, 2009 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Melba was born October 20, 1940 in Plainview, Texas to the late Lester, Sr. and Iva (Pritchard) Ferguson. She retired from the Waldron Public Schools after 26 years of service, was a member of the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene and Nazarene World International where she was the local past president. Melba is survived by one son, Dan Wright and wife Belinda of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Melissa Haralson and husband Kevin of Atkins, Arkansas; grandchildren, Dustin and Megan Wright of Waldron, Arkansas, Kristina Wright of Mooresville, NC, Kayla and Rachel Haralson of Atkins, Arkansas. She is also survived by a sister, Carol Pettijohn of Coppell, TX, two brothers, Lester Ferguson and wife Elaine of Lubbock, TX, Burt Ferguson and wife Sue of Odessa, TX, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hoyt R. Wright, a son Kyle Wright, daughter-in-law, Leslie Wright and brother- in-law, Walter Pettijohn. Melba's funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Melba's pallbearers will be Kerry Barnett, David Sikes, Bill "Boney" Hunt, Danny Rhyne, Benny Newberry, Mike Shaddon. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Wright may be made to Nazarene World International, c/o Waldron First Church of Nazarene, P.O. Box 990, Waldron, Arkansas 72958 or Gideons International, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958. Melba's visitation will be 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009 and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at the funeral home. Melba's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
19 May 2010
NICHOLAS AND ANDREW WRIGHT

Nicholas Alexander Wright and Andrew Lee Wright, infant sons of Toni M. Wright, went to be with Jesus Friday, May 14, 2010 in Mena, Arkansas. Nicholas and Andrew are survived by their mother, Toni M. Wright of Parks, Arkansas; their great-grandmother, Cathy L. Wright of Parks, Arkansas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Their graveside funeral service was held Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hawkins Cemetery with Rev. Steve McClain officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Pallbearers were David Goldman and Jim Atchley. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
PATSY JEAN WARD WRIGHT
Dec. 10, 1947 - May 26, 2009

Patsy Jean Ward Wright of Y-City went home to be with the Lord, her parents Heck and Martha Ward, her sister Lathell Shaddon and brother Darrell Ward on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was born December 10, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas. Patsy was retired from waitressing, hairdresser, insurance agent, Home Health Care and Y-City Fire Fighter Training Officer. Patsy's big, loving heart was known by everyone who knew her. Her love for flowers and gardening was clearly visible in her yard. She was a member of the Boles Southern Baptist Church and loved music. Patsy left behind only for a time before reuniting in Heaven a loving family, a daughter, Cassaundra and husband Steve Holmes; a son, Kevin and wife Dana Wright; three grandchildren, Kassie Holmes, Kolten and Darci Wright, all of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by a nephew Gary and wif Jennifer Shaddon, agreat nephew, Jamie Shaddon all of Y-City, Arkansas; a great niece Vanessa and husband Jimmie Lamproe of Rudy, Arkansas, and a sister-in-law, Clairene Ward of Mena, Arkansas. Patsy's funeral service was Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chant Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating, with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wright, Gary Shaddon, Steve Holmes, Kolten Wright, Thomas Wright, Jamie Shaddon, Darrell Burdess and Travis Burdess. Her honorary pallbearers will be members of the Y-City Volunteer Fire Department.

The Waldron News
20 September 2000
RANDY LYNN WRIGHT

Randy Lynn Wright, 41, of Greenwood, Arkansas died in a Mesa, Arizona hospital on August 20, 2000. He is survived by two children, daughter, Leigh Ann Wright and son, Pryce Wright of Lemoore, California; his mother, Shirley Evans of Greenwood; his father, Jack Wright and his wife Ina and daughters; one brother, Gary Shepher of Greenwood; one sister, Darla Spechnij and husband Joe; two nephews, Casey and Coty Spechnij and niece, Lexey Spechnij; three cousins, Kathy Wells of Mesa, Arizona and Cindy Lepock & husband Greg of Big Pine Key, Fla. and Kathy Wells of Mesa, AZ; an aunt, Thelma Gavin of Big Pine Key, Fla; step-mother, Susie Golden & husband, David Golden of Mesa, Arizona; two step-brothers, Chris Evans and Tommy Bort.

The Waldron News
29 June 2011
JAMES RICHARD WYATT

James Richard Wyatt, Sr., 71, of Macomb, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at his home. James worked in the Mansfield area for many years hauling shavings for chicken houses and mowing lawns in the area including some of the local cemeteries. James is survived by his wife of 52 1/2 years Frances Wyatt; four children Franklin Dale Wyatt and wife Mary Sue, Jacqueline Ratley and husband Doug, James R. Wyatt II and wife Stacy, and Keith D. Wyatt and wife Deana; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. James is also survived by his sister Dovie Copeland of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, aunt Virginia Niblett of Greenwood, Arkansas, many other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Charley and Opal Wyatt, brother Carrol Wyatt and sister Marie Branham. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Nazarene Church in Mansfield with interment to follow in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joseph Rickard, Jack Rickard, Howard Rickard, Dale Wyatt, Jr., Matthew Wyatt and Timothy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Wyatt, Elmer Jones, Jerry Upton, Joe Hurdeson and Frankie London.

Scott County Times
4 April 2001
JEANE WYKLE

Jeane Wykle, 87, of Waldron died Saturday, March 31, 2001 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Hodgen and Poteau, Oklahoma schools and the American School in Japan. She was a member of the Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for 17 years. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at First Baptist Church in Waldron with burial at Heavener Memorial Park in Heavener, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one sister, Madge Whitfield of Waldron; one brother, Ray Dunn of Benton, Arkansas; one niece, five nephews, several great- nieces and one great-great nephew. Pallbearers were Bobby Bottoms, Wayne Bass, Derial Hullender, Ralph Butler, Randy Butler and Terry Rice.

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