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Adair, Gabriel Keith
Date of death 20-MAR-1997
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Gaz. Mar, 1997
Gabriel Keith Adair,23,of DeQueen,Ark.,died Thursday. He was born Nov 22, 1973 at DeQueen, AR. He was a graduate of Vidor,Texas High School and was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church at Woodville,Texas. He is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Adair of Dallas,Texas; his parents, Althon and Kathy Adair Jr., of El Dorado, Ark.; and Sarah and Travis Joiner of Eagletown; two brothers, T. Ray Dunn of Eagletown and Corey Adair of El Dorado, Ark; four sisters, Amy Adair, Britteny Adair of El Dorado,Ark.,La Channa Joiner and Kayla Joiner, Both of Eagletown. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Mineral Cemetery at Gillham,Ark., under the direction of the Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen,Ark.

Adams, Allene
Submitted by:
Obituary of Beatrice Allene Johnson-Adams, 16 May 2003, Crook Co., OR (Prineville),
Died after seventy-three years, one hundred sixty-three days on Friday, 16 May 2003, in Crook Co., OR (Prineville) from natural causes. No services were performed and she was cremated by Niswonger, Renolds Funeral Home. By her request, her ashes will be returned to the West Line Cemetery in Sevier Co., AR (West Line) for sprinkling. (Note: her remains were buried at the West Line Cemetery in Sevier Co., AR in October, 2003. In attendance were her daughters, Shannon Renee Adams-Sherrer and Lanita Suzette Adams-Goldsmith. Several other family members attended... J. Johnson)

Adcock, Nina Whitley
August 7, 1900--- May 24th. 1986
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK May 26th. 1986
MRS. NINA WHITLEY ADCOCK age 85 resident of Weatherford, Texas died Saturday May 24th. 1986 in Mineral Wells, Hospital. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 27 in Weatherford, Texas. She was born August 7, 1900 in De Queen, Arkansas. Survivors are one son Drew Wasson Jr. of New York, N.Y. one daughter, Larverne Springer of Weatherford, Texas. One sister Mrs. Etta Davis of Tyrone, New Mexico: one brother Marvin Whitley of De Queen; Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Alexander, Ruby Oma
Submitted by:
Marietta Monitor, Love County, Sept 10, 1999
Services for Ruby Oma Alexander, 89, of Marietta were Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Burneyville Baptist Church. Officiating were Bro. Floyd Johnson and Rev. Morgan Ashworth. Born November 5, 1909, at DeQueen, Arkansas, Mrs. Alexander died September 4, 1999, in Mercy Health Love County, Marietta. She was the daughter of Henry and Julia Ann Dollarhide McKee. A resident of Love County all of her life, she married Ben Alexander on June 17, 1928, in Marietta. Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker and a member of the Burneyville Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, L.B. Alexander of Highland, California; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharron and Preston McGehee of Marietta and LaVern and Chesley Turner of Wilson; a brother, A.C. Greer of Terral; eight grandchildren, Ben Forsythe, Allen Jackson, Pam Galles, Preston Harold McGehee, Sheila Guy, Lisa Alexander, Darren Alexander and Gregg McGehee; and 22 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her husband on December 12, 1996; a daughter, Yvonne Alexander on August 25, 1959; four brothers and two sisters. Interment in the Burneyville Cemetery was directed by Kennedy Funeral Home. Serving as casket bearers were Dr. Patrick Galles, Fred McKay, Brent Goodwin, Jason Jackson, Pete Wright and Bert Tickel. Honorary bearers included Dr. Tom O'Connor, Wayne Alexander and Ernest Alexander. NOTE: Census records and Marriage records show that Ruby was the daughter of Robert N. McKee (not Henry McKee, as stated above) and Julia Dollarhide.

Allen, Mrs. Lois
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
Mrs. Lois Ardry Allen, aged 87, resident of De Queen, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene at Cove with Rev. Gaylon White officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. She was born April 27, 1911 at Leo, Tex.; was a homemaker; and a member of the Missionary Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Allen. She is survived by one son, David Allen of Hamilton, Tex.; two daughters, Louise Price of Grannis and Edna Self of Cove; one sister, Lillie Schmitz of Borger, Tex.; eight grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Alton, Jessie " Tiny"
Texarkana Gazette - March 7, 2000
Submitted by:
Jessie " Tiny" Alton, 79, of New Boston, died Monday, March 6, 2000 at her home. Mrs. Alton was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a retired from Red River Army Depot and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara J. Grider of New Boston; one daughter-in-law, Yvonne Alton of Weatherford, Texas; five grandchildren, Wendell Grider of Commerce, Texas, Devin and Jeanna Grider of New Boston and Scott Alton and Shanna O'Donald of Weatherford; six great-grandchildren; one nephew and one neice.Services will be 3 at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Clifford English and Davin Grider officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Magnolia Cemetery Association.

Anderson, Betty
Texarkana Gazette: 11/18/98
NASHVILLE, Ark.-Betty Jean Bell Anderson, 65, of Ashdown, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Anderson was born July 16, 1933, in De Queen, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, De Queen. Survivors include her husband, Gene Anderson of Ashdown; one son, James Eugene Anderson Jr. of Ashdown; two brothers, Archie Bell and Lawrence Bell of De Queen; three sisters, Bessie Stuart of Shreveport, La., and Pauline Penny and Pat Hall of De Queen; one niece, Sherry Logan of De Queen; and a number of other relatives. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Restland Memorial Park with Leon Klitz officiatiang. Burial will be under direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

Anderson, Lawrence A.
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Gaz. July 21, 1996
Lawrence A. Anderson,92,of Idabel, died Friday in Idabel. He was born Oct. 7,1903, in Horatio,ARK. Anderson had lived in Idabel for the past 90 years. He was a retired businessman and a member of the East Main Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Julia Bass Anderson of Idabel; a son and daughter-in-law, James Robert and Nina Anderson of Melbourne, FLA.; two sisters, Florice Wilson and Ruth Dacus, both of Idabel; a grandson, James Robert Anderson Jr. of Melbourne,Fla.; a granddaughter, Michelle Maria Ryan of Melbourne, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren of Melbourne. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Norwood-Leonard Chapel in Idabel with Tom Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Denison Cemetery.

Armstrong, Bessie Lipscomb
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Bessie Lipscomb Armstrong, 98, of De Queen, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in a local hospital. Mrs. Armstrong was born Dec. 3, 1900, in Tennessee. She was a retired registered nurse and member of De Queen Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.F. Armstrong. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, J.W. and Mary Lipscomb of De Queen; one sister, Mary Lipscomb of De Queen; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter and Steve Martin officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery under direction of the Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Arnold, Mrs. Louise
Submitted by:
DeQueen Bee July 19, 1979
"Lockesburg News"
Mrs. Mary E. Culp and Mrs. Robert Bishop visited Mrs. Louise Arnold in De Queen General Hospital Sunday afternoon.
The Arkansas Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1979
Mrs. Margaret Louise Vaughn Arnold, aged 81, of Lockesburg (Sevier County), widow of Earl Arnold, died Saturday. She was a lifelong resident of Lockesburg, a retired assistant postmaster, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Lockesburg Garden club and First United Methodist church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Roy Hooper of Dallas, Tex. Funeral will be at 10 a.. Monday at First United Methodist Church here. Burial will be at Lockesburg Cemetery by Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen
DeQueen Bee August 2, 1979
"Lockesburg News"
Out of town residents attending the funeral for Louise Arnold last week were Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Norwood of De Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stevenson of Hatton, Mrs. Earl Steel of Mena, Mrs. Betty Hardigree, Mena, Mr. and Mrs. S. Hutchson, El Dorado, Mr. and Mrs. Biddy Hooper of Mena and daughter, Pat and her two children of Little Rock.

Ashalintubbi, Daniel Chad
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
Date of death was Dec. 1, 1996
McCurtain Gaz. Dec 3, 1996
Funeral services for Daniel Chad Ashalintubbi, 30, DeQueen, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mountain Fork Presbyterian Church, Eagletown. Burial was in Mountain Fork Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home,DeQueen. Ashalintubbi died Sunday as the result of injuries he received in a traffic accident on Hwy 70 west of DeQueen. He was born June 5, 1966 in DeQueen. An employee of the Asplundah Tree Trimming Services, he was a member of the Mountain Fork Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Wes Ashalintubbi. Survivors include a son, Derek Ashalintubbi, Broken Bow; his parents, Billie and Bobbie Shepherd, DeQueen; two brothers, Tony Ashalintubbi and Wayne Ahsalintubbi, both of Eagletown; two step-brothers, Bobby Ray Shepherd, Ackworth, GA., and Rob Shepherd, Bossier City,LA, a step-sister, Tammy Green, Little Rock,Ark.; his fiancee, Hattie Vanhoose, DeQueen; and several nieces and nephews.

Ashley, Foster R.
DeQueen Bee, January 21, 1943
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Foster R. Ashley, age 61, died at his home in Pullman Community January 19, 1943 at 1 AM after 10 weeks of illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Crosstrails Church with the Reverend E. L'Roy officiating. Interment was in Crosstrails Cemetary under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born January 27, 1881 in Iva, South Carolina and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Boyd Ashley, Wynnewood, Oklahoma and Winfred and Lillard Ashley of De Queen; six daughters, Mrs. Jesse Hensley, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Mrs. Madge Bettis and Mrs. Rachel Bettis, Canadian, Oklahoma, Mrs. Gertie McCauley and Mrs. Idell Wright, DeQueen, Mrs. Hazel Krudwig, Fulton, Missouri, one brother, M. P. Ashley, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, two sisters and 22 grandchildren.

Ashley, Lillard Foster
De Queen Bee
May 26, 1976
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Lillard Foster Ashley, aged 50, resident of DeQueen died Wednesday, May 26 in a Shreveport hospital. Funeral was held at 2 PM Friday, May 28 in Wilkerson funeral chapel with Charles Foster Krudwig, minister of Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Cross Trails cemetery. He was born April 10, 1926 in De Queen and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include one brother, Boyd Ashley of Wynnewood, Oklahoma; six sisters, Mrs. Jesse Hensley, Wynnewood, Mrs. Madge Bettis, Pampa, Texas, Mrs. Rachel Bettis of Canadian, Texas, Mrs. Gertie McCauley and Mrs. Hazel Krudwig, both of DeQueen and Mrs. Idell Peterson of Vallejo, Calif; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ashley, Mrs. Oma C.
Arkansas Gazette
Aug 6, 1969
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Mrs. Oma C. Ashley, aged 83, of De Queen died Sunday. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Lillard Ashley of De Queen and Boyd Ashley of Oklahoma; six daughters, Mrs. Jessie Hensley of Oklahoma, Mrs. Madge Bettis of Texas, Mrs. Rachel Bettis of Belleville, Mrs. Gertie McCauley and Mrs. Hazel Krudwig, both of De queen and Mrs. Idell Peterson of California; two brothers, Cal Holder of Hatfield and Jim Holder of Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Custer, Mrs. Frances Davis and Mrs. Etta Whitley all of Oklahoma, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 PM at the Church of Christ. Burial will be in Cross Trails Cemetery by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Athey, Zella M.
April 1, 1924 - Dec. 12, 1996
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Zella M. Athey, 72 of DeQueen, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996 at her home. Mrs. Athey was born April 1, 1924 in the Milford Community, Sevier County, Ark. She was a homemaker, retired from De Queen Middle School, and member of the Nazarene Church. Surviviors include her husband, James R. " Dick " Athey of De Queen; one daughter, Jimmy Huskey of De Queen; two sons, Richard " Ricky " Athey of Little River Club, Ark., and Aaron " Muggs " Athey of Bossier City, La.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today in Bellville Cemetery with the Rev.Joyce McCown officiating. Burial under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Austin, Hazel
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Hazel Austin, 84, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Austin was born June 19, 1914, in Lockesburg. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Roy Austin of Lockesburg; three daughters, Betty Hester of Winnsboro, Texas, Bernice Driver of Mesquite, Texas, and Helen Trusley of Lockesburg; one sister, Annie Bland of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay McAllister officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Ayers, James
Texarkana Gazette September 25, 1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-James Earl Ayers, 72, of De Queen died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital. Mr. Ayers was born July 12, 1926, in Nashville, Ark. He was the retired owner of Ayers Dry Cleaners, member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Gilbert Ayers of De Queen; one son and daughter-in-law, Keelen and Donna Ayers of De Queen; his stepmother, Dorothy Ayers of Roseville, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Sue Keever and Linda Kay Manzer of Roseville; two grandchildren, Wendy Ayers and Blake Ayers of De Queen; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Davey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Center Point, Ark.

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