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Baber, Edward R.
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Edward R. Baber , 82, of Lockesburg, Ark. died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002,in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Baber was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Lockesburg, He was retired from D.& E. Railroad, a member of Lockesburg United Methodist Church, decorated with the Purple Heart and Silver Star and veteran of World War ll. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva in 1994, and one grandson Joshua Speer. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Shannon Speer of Pass Christian, Miss.; one grandson , Michael Speer; one grand daughter in law, Johanna Speer; two step-grandchildren, Kenny and Stephanie Crawford of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Alise Slaton of Lockesburg and Christine Hamilton of Rector, Ark. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lockesburg First United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Baber, Eva Estelle Slaton
Sept. 1909 - Jan. 3, 1994
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Eva Estelle Slaton Baber, 84, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 3, 1994, in a local hospital. Mrs. Baber was born Sept. 1, 1909 in Lockesburg. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church of Lockesburg. Survivors include her husband, Edward Baber of Lockesburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Dr. Shannon Speer of Brandon, Miss.; one brother, Ray Slaton of Lockesburg; three sisters, Kate Smith, Florence Zachry and Daisy Zachry of Lockesburg; one grandson; and a number of neices and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. J.R. Callicott and Joe Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Baber, Rena Butler
June 15, 1898 - July 16, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Rena Butler Baber, 100, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in a Nashville, Ark., hospital. Mrs. Baber was born June 15, 1898, in Wrights chapel community. She was a homemaker and member of Lyons Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sim Baber, in 1958. Surviviors include one son, Ed Baber of Lockesburg; two daughters, Alise Slaton of Lockesburg and Christine Hamilton of Rector, Ark.; three sisters, Gladys Smith of Waxahatchie, Texas, Elsie Fox of Glenwood, Ark., and Gracie Vandiver of Foreman, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lyons Methodist Church with the Revs. Curtis K. Zachary and J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in Wrights Chapel Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Ray Slaton, Lockesburg.

Baker, Ozella A.
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
Mrs. Ozella Angeline Down-es Baker, aged 78, resident of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 at her home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 in the Belleville Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. She was born December 12, 1919 at Dexter, New Mexico. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Lockesburg; a member of the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association; retired co-owner of Baker's Store and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Reece Baker in 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Lea Etta Polk and Iona Jones, both of Lockesburg; one son, Eddy Reece Baker of Lockesburg; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will be at 108 Thornton Road, behind Baker's Store. Memorials may be made to the De Queen Regional Homecare Hospice. An account has been set up at the Bank of Lockesburg for this purpose.

Baker, Sterling Henry
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Sterling Henry Baker, 74, of De Queen died Friday, May 19, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Baker was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Wright City, Okla. He was a retired construction worker, member of Kern Heights Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Prisoners of War and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Colleen Wagoner Baker; four sons, Gerald and Gary Baker of De Queen; Larry Baker of Paris, Texas; and Ricky Baker of Lockesburg; one brother, George Baker of De Queen; one sister, Ruth Grysen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tim Brown and Curtis Kyle officiating. Burial will be in Mount Ida Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Barnes, Mrs. Lois
Submitted by: Dorsey Drane
Mrs. Lois Barnes, widow of the late Hose Barnes, died at her home eight miles east of Gillham, Ark., Sunday morning, March 14, 1926, after a brief illness of the flu. Mrs. Barnes lacked a little more than one month being seventy years of age. Her father, named Flanagan, died when she was a small child. Her mother died about 46 years ago. The last member of her parents' family to die before "Aunt Lois," as she was familiarly known, was a brother who died about ten years ago, leaving Aunt Lois the sole and only surviving member out of a family of five children. Thus the last chapter has been written and the book of incidents closed as regards this once eventful Flanagan family. Aunt Lois was born in Sevier County Ark. April 30, 1856. She was, married to T. H. Barnes August 12, 1871, with whom the lived it little more than fifty-four years in the same neighborhood where she died. Since her husband, Uncle Hose, died five months ago, Aunt Lois has remained on the old homestead. She refused to break up housekeeping and live with her children. She preferred to stay in the old home where she had dwelled for more than half a century so that she might be independent and not dependent upon anyone as long as she lived. That part of Sevier County where Uncle Hose and Aunt Lois lived and died, fifty years ago was sparsely populated. The "free school" law was not enacted until after their first children T. J. and Dora were ten and twelve years of age. There were not children enough in the community to support a subscription or a paid school. However, Aunt Lois did not let this deprive her children of receiving an education. She taught T. J. and Dora at home the three r's, 'riting 'rithmetic and reading. The hours for study and recess in their private home were kept with as much formality and discipline as our best public schools today, with this exception, neglect or refusal to get up the lesson that mother assigned meant more than a tongue lashing. Judge Barnes in speaking of the schooling that his mother taught him says, "I will never forget how we gathered polk-berries and how we made polk-berry ink. The Spencerian pen had just come into use. McGuffy's readers and Ray's arithmetic were standard. What education I have and whatever success I may have made or might hereafter achieve, is due to the elementary schooling at home that my mother taught me for it was from these early instructions that ambition for knowledge was installed in me." In 1920 Uncle Hose and Aunt Lois were active in establishing a Method church near their home. They became charter members of this little church. It was named Barnesdale in honor of their services. From the day this little church was established to the day of their deaths they consecrated their entire lives and best services for the Kingdom of God in the upbuilding of the little church that stands on the hill overlooking their home. Aunt Lois died as she had lived, a devout Christian and a kind and loving mother. She leaves surviving her two sons, T. J. Barnes of Idabel, Okla., and Joe Barnes of Gillham, Ark., and five daughters, Dora Laster of Eagletown, Okla.; Laura Axton of Idabel, Okla.; Lee Crenshaw, Jadie, Okla., Ettie Self, Gillham, Ark. and Anna Hazelwood, Texarkana, Ark. She also leaves surviving her twenty-one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Barnes, Thomas Hosea
Submitted by: Dorsey Drane
Died Friday, October 16th (1925) at His Home Near Gillham, Ark. Thomas H. Barnes died Friday evening, October 16th, at his home eight miles east of Gillham, Ark., where he had lived for the past fifty Years. "Uncle Hose" as he was commonly known was 76 years old. He was a man of unusual strength and hardihood, never having been sick before. He had only been ill three or four days when he died very suddenly and without a struggle, caused by heart failure. Fifty years where "Uncle Hose" lived and died was known far and near as a huntsman's paradise. In his younger days "Uncle Hose" was an expert marksman and a champion hunter. He knew the habits, nature and secrets of every wild animal that roamed the primeval forest. But few men, if any, ever had the pleasure of killing more deer, panther, wolves and wild game of all kinds than did "Uncle Hose." It is said that "Uncle Hose" bore the distinction of never having given a mortgage or contracted a debt of any consequence. Early in life he adopted the policy "do without what you cannot pay for." This rule was kept inviolable and each of his children was taught to reaped and observe the rule. In 1920 he donated two acres of land out of his 60-acre farm for a Methodist church house to be built, about two hundred yards from his residence. He was instrumental in building the church house and organizing a Methodist church on this plat of land. The church was christened Barnesdale in recognition of the services that "Uncle Hose" had rendered in establishing it. From the time this church was established to the day of his death, he gave this little church his unrelenting services and best efforts. At the time of his death, he was steward of' the little church on the hill. He was a devoted Christian and kind and loving father and for the past five years he had put his whole soul into church work. He died as he had lived, a clean and honorable life, without spot or blemish, after 76 years of service. "Uncle Hose" left surviving him his wife, Lois Barnes, to whom he had been married 55 years, and seven children, namely: Judge J. T. Barnes and Mrs. Laura Axton, of Idabel; Mrs. Dora Laster, Eagletown; Mrs. Les Crenshaw, Jadie; Joe Barnes and Mrs. Ettie Self of Gillham, Ark., and Mrs. Anna Hazelwood of Texarkana, Ankansas.

Bartlett, Eddie
Texarkana Gazette :10/19/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-Eddie A. Bartlett, 88, of Nashville, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in a Murfreesboro, Ark., hospital. Mr. Bartlett was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Sevier County, Ark. He was a retired supervisor for the city of Chandler, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Plunk Bartlett. Survivors include one son, Pete Jones of Foreman, Ark.; one daughter Carlyn Colston of Nashville, Ark.; one brother, J.D. Bartlett of De Queen; one sister, Mazie Doss of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Horatio Cemetery with the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bartlett, Myrtle P.
Submitted by:
January 23, 1982 TX. Gaz.
HORATIO, ARK. Myrtle Plunk Bartlett, 71, of Horatio, died Saturday in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Horatio, with the Rev. Ray Seace and the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen, and Ark. Mrs. Bartlett was born Feb. 27, 1910, in Horatio. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Ed Bartlett of Horatio; one son, Olin L. Jones of Odessa, Texas; one daughter, Carlyn Colston, of Laredo, Texas; two brothers, Cecil Plunk of De Queen and Monroe Plunk of Kewanee, Ill.; one sister, Birdie Mae Jones of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Bell, Metilda Elizabeth
Submitted by: Jennifer Jones
Lockseburg Enterprise Paper in 1907
Mrs. Matilda E. Bell passed away Sunday.
Mrs. Matilda E. Bell passed away quiety at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ennis, of this city, last Sunday, shortly after 12.She was laid to rest, at Bellville Cemetary, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Bell was in her 88th year and had spent 50 years of her life in this state. She was the wife of the late W.W. Bell who established the first cotton and woolen mill in Arkansas at Royston, Pike County in 1856 and also the Camden woolen mill in 1870 which is in operation today. She was the mother of Captain J.C. Bell, W.W. Bell, A.B. Bell and Mrs. Eliza Ennis all of this place. Mrs. Bell had lived to a good old age and had been identified with Arkansas in all the different phases of its civilation. Her record is one that we recall with pride, a long life well spent. The Enterprise extends its sympathy to relatives and friends.

Beshear, Sanford L.
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
Sanford "San" L. Beshear Sr., 85, born on July 5, 1921 in Blockner, Oklahoma died at De Queen Medical Center on Monday, January 15, 2007 of a heart attack and stroke, suffered on Saturday, January 13, 2007. Survivors include a son, Sanford Beshear, Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daugh-ter, Carol Garner of West Chester, Penn.; five grandchildren, Melissa Nelson, Nathan Garner, Bethany Beshear, Michael Garner, and Bobbi Garner; one great-grandchild, Brittany Garner; a sister, Lee Iris Talley of Garland, Texas; and Hannah his Rat Terrier. Extended family includes Connie Bailey and her family, Ronnie, Murray, Amanda and Conner; C.E. and Jan Hendrix, Winfred and Chris Minx, Margie Phelps, and many more. San Beshear was preceded in death by his partner and wife of 50 years, Lydia Geraldine "Jerry" Bollinger Beshear: father and mother, Luster C. Beshear and Gladys Felkins Beshear; and one brother, Cecil I. Beshear. San left school to join the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). After graduating from Winthrop High School as valedictorian, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp in May of 1941. San retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant, having served in World War II, the Korea War, and the Vietnam era. He was one of the first ra-dar air traffic controllers and is credited with saving numerous U.S. and Allied aircraft in five countries ranging from the Cesnna 152 to Boeing B52 Bombers. San was a lifetime member of the AACS, VFW, and U.S. Sergeants Association. Following retirement from the military, San and Jerry owned and operated San's Trading Post in Horatio, Arkansas. An avid golfer, he competed for years in the Little River Club Championship Flight (never winning), saying that he would rather compete and come in last in the Championship Flight than win any of the lesser Flights. San enjoyed fishing; he and his brothers-in-law, Devoe Bollinger and Roger "Bo" Gibson, caught several catfish that ranged from 50 to 100 pounds out of Little River (we have pictures). San also liked hunting and was known for bird-hunting with a 22. Cremation arrangements were by Wilkerson Funeral Home. The family received friends at 201 Millwee Street in Horatio, Arkansas from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 21, 2007. They request, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Beutlecheses, Peter DeQueen Bee--January 30, 1920 Round Top News

Submitted by:
Uncle Peter Beutlecheses died January 23 at 10 O'Clock P.M... He was born December 11, 1837, which makes his age at 82 years, one month and 12 days. For quite a while Uncle Peter lingered with Dropsy, before the end came. But when the end did come he passed into the unknown as if going to sleep. He leaves quite a family of Sons and Daughters and his many Friends join with the Family in their grief

Beaver, Mayme
Submitted by: Sue Wooten
Miss Mayme Beaver, 73, of Gillham, Ark., died Friday, 26 Sept. 1969 in a De Queen hospital. Miss Beaer was born Sept. 13, 1896 in Gillham where she was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Until her retirement she owned and operated Mayme's Grocery. She served as trustee for the Gillham Methodist Church Board. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gillham Methodist Church with the Rev. D W. Harberson and the Rev. John L. Prothro officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Wilkerson funeral Home. Survivors include one brother, Guy Beaver of Heavener OK; three sisters, Mrs Grace Hester of De Queen, Mrs Edna Cheatham of Lexa, AR, Mrs Billie O'Steen of High Springs, FL; and several neices and nephews. Mayme Beaver was the daughter of Joseph Newton Beaver and Sarah Beck Beaver.

Bell, Grace Latimer
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Grace Latimer Bell 88 of Hot Springs, Ark. died Thursday , Sept. 15, 2005, in Hot Springs. Ms. Bell was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Sevier County, Ark. She was a former employee of TG&Y and Wal-mart and member of Hope United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in the death by her husband, Joe Greer Bell. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Joe L. and Barbara Bell of Virinia Beach , Va. and Rodney and Dianne Bell of Paduch, Ky. two daughters and one son in law, B.Kay and Stan Provus of Hot Springs and Georgia Bell of North Little Rock, Ark; two sisters Willie Jim Millwee of De Queen and Elizabeth Bartee of Bellingham , Wash: five grand children: and three great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Belleville Methodist Church, Lockesburg, Ark, with the Rev. Davis Wilson officatig. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Bell, Mrs. Laura M.
Feb. 3, 1872 - March 5, 1959
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Laura M. Bell, 87, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman McLeod, Haes Avenue, at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 5. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Dr. Fred Savage officiating. Burial will be in Bellville cemetery. She was born Feb. 3, 1872 in Brownstown and was a life-long native of Sevier county. She was a member of Lockesburg Baptist church. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, A.C. Bell of Nashville and Aubrey Graves of Lockesburg, 13 grand children and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bettis, Madge May
Pampa Daily News , April 17,2000
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Madge May Bettis 91,a former Pampa resident, died Saturday, April 15,2000, at Amarillo. Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in theChurch of Christ with Mike Heatwole of Canadian officiating. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Stickley-Hill Funeral Directors of Canadian. Mrs Bettis was born June 1,1908 at DeQueen,Ark., to Foster Randolph and Oma Catherine Holder Ashley. She married Ira Edward Bettis on May 28,1927, at Paden, Okla.; he died Jan, 19,1988. She moved to Canadian in 1929 from Paden, to Pampa in 1953, back to Canadian in 1988 and to Amarillo in 1998. She belonged to the Church of Christ in both Pampa and Canadian. She was preceded in death by two sons Ronald Bettis in 1977 and Troy Bettis in 1987. Suvivors include two daughters, Clata Dodd of Arlington and Carol Kay of Amarillo; two sons, Boyd Bettis of Moriarty, N.M.,and Dean Bettis of Amarillo; five sisters, Jessie Hensley of Wynnewood, Okla, Rachel Bettis of Mineral Wells and Gertie McMaculey, Hazel Krudwig and Idell Peterson, all of DeQueen; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Madge was my grandmother and I'll miss her. She and Ira took me into their home when I was six years old and raised me as their own. I'm very thankful for Madge. I had the previlage to have her for my MOM for 38 years. There is a big hole in our family that is being fillrd by all the Love she instilled in her family. We lost a Mother , grandmother and G. Grandmother but through her Love and teachings we are growing closer as a family and you cna feel her presence when we all get togeather . She will be missed by all who knew and loved her but she is with The Angels singing and she is whole and Happy again.

Blankenship, Jesse

Jesse Blankenship, aged 73, resident of Horatio, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 in St. Michael Health Care at Texarkana. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery. He was born July 22, 1925 in the Kellum Community of Sevier County; was retired from Ashgrove Cement Company of Foreman; a veteran of World War II; and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marcelene Garner Blankenship of Horatio; four sons, Ronnie Blankenship, Randy Blankenship, Rodney Blankenship, and Marty Blankenship, all of Horatio; three brothers, Wesley Blankenship of Lockesburg, Jim Blankenship of De Queen, and Bill Blankenship of Eagletown, Okla.; four sisters, Vicie Thomas of Pickens, Okla., Mandy Renfrow of Kemp, Okla., Mabel Lee Chandler of Abilene, Tex., and Frances Henry of Hesperia, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will be at the Randy Blankenship home.

Boyet, Darvin Lee
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Darvin Lee Boyet, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Boyrt, Hot Springs, died Sunday morning at a local Hospital. Beside his parents, he is survived by a sister, Yvonne Boyet; paternal grandmother, Mrs, Eva Neal, Hot Springs, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, De Queen. Funeral services were held this morning at 11 o'clock at Greenwood cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Hart, pastor of the Central Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood. Caruth funeral home had charge of arrangements.

Binkley, Mary Ellen
April 10, 1919 - Jan. 17, 1999
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Funeral services for Mary Ellen Binkley, 79, of Hooks, were held 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Mickey Rorex and Rev. James Seigler officiating. Burial was held in Myrtle Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Binkley was born in Lockesburg, Ark. and had lived in Hooks since 1978. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Raymond Binkley. Survivors include a daughter and son, Charlene and Ronnie Foltz of Hooks; her grandchildren, Rhonda Foltz, Steven and Charlan Foltz and Tommy and Mary Ellen Davis, all of Hooks; three great-grand-children, Andrew, Colton, and Kayleigh; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Bonnie Slaton of Lockesburg; a sister and brother in- law, Corene and Henry Latimer of Hooks; and a number of nieces and nephews. Those wishing to memorialize Mrs. Binkley may make contributions to the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.

Boyet, Wilda Et Jones
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Wilda Boyet, age 82, resident of Hot Springs, died Saturday June 3rd. in a Hot Springs hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6th. in Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Redman Cemetery at De Queen. She was born Jan. 7, 1918 in De Queen; was a retired nurse; and a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Earnest C. Boyet; her birth mother Myrtle Ralls Jones, the mother who raised her, Irene Jones, and her father Tom Jones. She is survived by one daughter Earnestene Speers of Little Rock; one brother, Thomas Jones, Madill, Okla. one sister, Sylvia Key of De Queen; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren ; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Hot Springs Funeral Home.

Brinkley, LeRoy
Nov. 12, 1944-April 29, 1999
Submitted by: Joy Claborn
Albany Democrat Herald Linn Co., Oregon May 2, 1999
LeRoy Brinkley of Lebanon died of rheumatoid lung disease (complications related to rheumatoid arthritis) on Thursday, April 29, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene. He was 54. He was born in De Queen, Ark., the son of Alfred and Anna Lee Walker Brinkley. He moved in 1950 to Lebanon, where he resided until his death. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1964. He worked for Willamette Industries (Baumans) for 33 years He married Ann Duttenhaver on Sept. 22, 1967, in Lebanon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Ann, of Lebanon; a son, David Brinkley of Seattle; a sister, Charlene Mullins of Texas; two step-sisters, Toni Spriggs of Lebanon and Tami Nordman of Redmond; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Chaplain Byran Gingrich will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon, Oregon.

Brown, Mrs. Ellen E.
Submitted by: Thomas Ivy Welton
Mrs. Ellen E. Brown passed away at the home of her son, Elias H. Brown in this city on Wednesday Feb. 06. She had been suffering with la grippe, which a few days ago developed into Pneumonia, finally terminating in her death. Mrs. Brown's maiden name was Ellen E. Dale. She was born at Aberdeen, Mississippi in Feb. 1934, and had she lived 12 more days would have been 67 years of age. In May 1856 she was married to Samuel Brown in Aberdeen. The fruit of this union was six children - four sons and two daughters. Four of her children died in childhood, and her husband passed away in May 1892. The two surviving children, Elias H. Brown and Ivy L. Brown are both citizens of DeQueen. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Brown came west and found a home in Arkansas. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Brown has made her home with her son, Elias H. Brown and came with him to Sevier Co. in 1896. They came first to Lockesburg and upon founding of DeQueen, came to this city where Mr. Brown has since been extensively engaged in business, being a member of the firm of Riley and Brown. Mrs. Brown joined the Primitive Baptist Church at the age of 26, and was a conscientious adherent to the faith up to the time of her death. Her church, having no organization here, she worshipped in DeQueen with the congregation of the Missionary Baptist Church, both denominations being closely allied. She was an upright Christian woman, held in high esteem by all who knew her and her death is sincerely mourned by a host of friends. The funeral of Mrs. Brown was held at the Baptist Church in DeQueen on Thursday, Feb. 07 at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Feazell conducting the ceremony.

Brown, Illa
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
DeQueen, Ark.
Ila Rene Martz " Marty " Brown, 64, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Thursday , Oct. 31, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Brown was born May 30, 1938, in Lockesburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God International, Texarkana, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Brown of Lockesburg, one son, Kenneth Brown of Texarkana; two daughters, Tammy Gilbert of Lockesburg and Sonya Frachiseur of De Queen; two brothers, Joe Martz of Lockesburg and Jack Martz of Big Sandy, Texas; and six grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home wiht the Rev. Charles Groce officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery.

Brown, Nina
April 06, 1899 -Died June 22, 1902
Submitted by: Thomas Ivy Welton
Nina, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Brown died Sunday, after several weeks suffering from blood poisoning. The little one was laid to rest Monday in the Red Men's Cemetery, the funeral service being conducted from the Baptist Church, Rev. M. W. Manville officiating.

Brown, Shelby
Submitted by: Ginger
BROWN, Shelby Entered into eternal rest Saturday July 21, 1973. He died Saturday in a Fayetteville Hospital. Born June 1, 1900, in Sevier County, the son of Daniel and Laura Booth Brown. He was a Baptist. He is survived by three sons, W. D. and Daniel of Modesto, Calif. and Floyd of West Fork:; one daughter, Mrs Melba Bruce of Modesto, Calif. ; three brothers, Mace of Tuttle, Okla. , Bence  of Fayetteville and William W. of DeQueen; two sisters, Mrs Hettie Marrs of Earlimart, Calif. and Mrs Dovie Stout of Elkins; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife of many years, Ada Parsley Brown passed away November 7, 1972. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in DeQueen with burial in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen. Local arrangements are by Luginbuel Funeral Home.

Burk, Mrs. Mary C. Mary C. (Abernathy - Turner) Howard
June 16, 1853 -Died Dec. 22, 1917
Submitted by: Sandy Fischer
She was born on June 16, 1853 in AL. to Harman and Jane (Turner) Abernathy and was adopted by her Turner greandparents, James A. and Lavinia (Cowan) Turner. She passed away Dec. 22, 1917 in DeQueen, Sevier Co. AR. at the age of 64 years, 6 months and 6 days from pneumonia. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Daniel Thomas Howard Sr. date unknown. She was survived by her second husband, Benjamin E. Burk, two sons, Daniel Thomas Howard Jr., Lionel R. Howard, and one daughter Violet A. Howard. She was laid to rest in Redman or Center Cemetery in DeQueen, Sevier Co. AR.

Burleson, Johnny

De QUEEN, Ark.-Johnny Allen Burleson, 39, of Horatio, Ark., died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in a Lubbock, Texas, hospital. Mr. Burleson was born July 19, 1959, in Risco, Mo. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his parents, Hugh and Ester Burleson of Horatio; three brothers, Wayne Burleson and Quincy Burleson of Camden, Ark., and Larry Burleson of Horatio; and three sisters, Mary Foust and Hester Foust of Camden and Suzzieannah Barnes of Russellville, Ark. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Alfred Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery.

Burris, Lee
Albany (Oregon) Democrat-Herald
Walter "W.L." Lee Burris, 75, of Drain, died on Aug. 15. He was born on Feb. 15, 1929, to Walter and Florence (Simpson) Burris in Gillham, Ark. He married Agnes Baker on Nov. 27, 1952. He graduated from Gillham High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He lived in Gillham until he and his wife moved to Drain in 1959. He was a heavy equipment operator for the WWD Corp., retiring after 32 years. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Sutherlin. He had a private pilot's license and enjoyed flying. He liked to fish, hunt and travel in his RV. He is survived by his wife; daughter: Pamela and Roger Martindale of Springfield; two sons: Harold and Becky Burris of Drain and James Burris of Houston, Texas; sister: Joyce Clayborn of Eugene; two brothers: Alvin and Maude Burris of Gillham, Ark., and David and Linnie Burris of Longview, Texas; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Firs, 881 W. Sixth Ave., Sutherlin. Memorial services begin at 6 p.m. Chapel of the Firs is in charge of arrangements.

Burrow, Rachel
Texarkana Gazette: 10/26/98
DE QUEEN, Ark.-Rachel Ruth Burrow, 90, of De Queen died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in a local nursing center. Mrs. Burrow was born July 19, 1908, in Ozley, Mo. She was a homemaker and member of Beacon Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Burrow; and two sons, Lonnie Burrow and Clarence Burrow. Survivors include three sons, James Burrow of De Queen, Eugene Burrow of Lockesburg, Ark., and David Burrow of Fairbanks, Ala.; three daughters, Dorothy Stewart and Mae Wolcott of De Queen and Flora Casner of Dennard, Ark.; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beacon Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church with Glenn Farnsworth officiating. Burial will be in Beacon Hill Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Butler, Elsie Irene Earles
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Elsie Butler, a long time resident of Wilcox, Az was born 11-13-1925 at DeQueen, Ar. She passed on 2-23-1989 at Tempe, Az. Elsie is survived by one son Carl Lee of Texas, Daughters Elaine & son in law Guy Price of Tempe, Az, Patsy Jean Arthur of Wilcox, and Nancy Ann and son-in-law Steve Heiden of Wilcox, and several grandchildren. Also sisters Audrey Jones of Yuma, Az, Eunice Miller of Wickenburg, Az and brothers Ray & Kenneth Earles of Wickenburg, Az. Burial will be at Wilcox, Az

Byrd, Mrs. Jessie D.
Submitted by: Sherry Link
Mrs. Jessie L. Davis Byrd, aged 65, of DeQueen died Saturday. She was a member of the Assembly of god Church. Survivors include two sons, Leonard Davis of DeQueen and George Davis of Oregon; a daughter, Mrs. A. A. Parker of DeQueen; four brothers, D. D. Lane of Georgia, R. J. and L. J. Lane of Missouri & Jack Lane of Michigan; six sisters, Mrs. M. R. Holland of Texas, Mrs. Buna Schiednyer of Ohio, Mrs. Frankie Flippo and Mrs. Sadie McCrary of Michigan, Mrs. J. M. Bradley of Illinois and Mrs. E. V. Macon of Louisiana, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be at Redman Cemetery. [Note: Jessie was the daughter of Lee & Julia LANE of Randolph Co., AR.] Her brothers' names were W. W. (Woody), R. J. (Bob), & L. J. (Larry) LANE; sisters' names were Mrs. Jerome W. Bradley was Nina (LANE) & Mrs. Eugene V. Macon was Vivian (LANE).

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