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Earles, Elmer Walter
1-10-1888 to 12-1-1946
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Elmer Earles was born at Bald Knob, Ar and was a long time resident of DeQueen before moving to Arizona in 1937. He passed away at athe Florence Hospitial, Florence, Az from an injury suffered at home. He is survived by wife Neva, daughters Audrey and her husband Hiram J Jones of DeQueen, Ar. Edna Hill and husband Floyd of Lakeview, Or. Mildred Huckabaa and husband Claud of Wynnewood, Ok. Elsie, Virginia & Eunice all of the home Also, sons Wm Ray, Leonard, and Kenneth. Buerial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande, Ar.

Earles, Leonard Leo
12-23-1922 to 1-31-1981.
Submitted by: Roy Jones
McKinney, Tx. Leonard, a long time resident of McKinney was born to Mr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Earles at DeQueen, Ar. He is survived by his wife Johnnie Iona, daughters Alma, Ella, Thelme, & Sybil and several grandchildren. Leonard was a veteran of WW11, serving in the Normanday invasion, He suffered a wound in battle during Patton's push across France. He was awarded the Purple Heart and several other medals and ribbons, Burial at McKinney, Tx.

Earles, Neva Gertrude (Miller)
Casa Grande Dispatch
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Neva Earles last rites set Thursday 1-29-1968 at 10AM. Neva of Coolige died Sunday 2-25-1968 at Hoemako Hospital. Benjamin Allison of the Christian Church will officiate. A long time resident of DeQueen, Ar, she was born March 16, 1896 in Quitman, Tx. She lived in Arizona 31 years, the last 16 in Coolige. Neva is survived by sons, Ray of Casa Grande, Leonard L. of McKinney, Tx & Kenneth E. U. S. Navy stationed in Italy. Daughters Mrs, Audrey Jones, Mrs. Eunice Lee Miller, both of Casa Grande. Mrs. Mildred Huckabaa of Wynnewood, Ok, Mrs. Elsie Butler of Elfrida, Az and Mrs. Virginia Jones of Kellyville, Ok. Other survivors are her brother Julius Miller, Texarkana, Ar, sisters Mrs. Stella Rink, Mrs. Grace Craig, both of DeQueen, Ar. 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial will by in Mountain View Cemetery.

Earles, Ralph Dee
4-21-1921 to 11-24-1945.
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Casa Grande, Az. Ralph Earles, a WW11 veteran died from injuries suffered in a car accident. He was born at DeQueen, Ar to Mr. & Mrs.Elmer W. Earles. Ralph inlisted 25 Sept discharged 10-1-1945. He was in BatteryA, 752 Field Artillery Battalion of the 77th FA. Ralph shipped out 8 Feb 43 North Africa arrived 18 Feb 43. Returned 7 mar 45 United States arrived 20 Sept 45. Battles & Campaigns: GO 33 WD 45 Sicily, Napes-Foggia, Roma-Arno Southern France. GO 40 WD Rhineland Central Europe. Awared Bronze Arrowhead & 2 Bronze Stars. Also American Theatre Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, SO #72 77 FA 1943. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Earles and sister Audrey Jones, who all live near Casa Grande. Sister Edna Hill of Or and sister Mildred Huckabaa of Ok. Also sisters Elsie, Virginia, & Eunice Earles of the home. Brothers Wm Ray, Leonard, & Kenneth all of Casa Grande. Aso several nieces and nephews. Burial was by the VA with military honors at Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande.

Earles, Ruby Inez
3-25-1924 to 8-1-1925.
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Ruby, age 17 months, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Earles, died at the family home on Kerns Heights Saturday morning at 3:10 after an illness of three months. Besides her parents, Ruby is survived by sisters, Audrey, Edna, & Mildred. Brothers Wm Ray, Ralph, & Leonard. Also grand father, Wm Walter Earles. Services held Saturday at the home 2:30 PM by Rev. J. F. Queen. The remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetary.

Earles, William Ray
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Wickenburg, Az. Wm Ray Earles died at the home of his nephew David Lee Miller after a short illness. Ray, a WW11 veteran was born to Mr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Earles at DeQueen, Ar on 11-22-1919. Ray served with Patton's forces in France & Germany. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart & several other decorations that included a Presidential Unit Citation. He is survived by his sister Audrey Jones of Yuma, Az. Brother Kenneth Earles & sister Eunice Miller of Wickenburg. Also many nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande, Az.

Earles, William Walter
12-13-1864 to 1027-1935.
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Wm Earles, age 70 died at home after a lingering illness. He is survived by son Elmer W. Earles, daughter-in-law Neva, daughter Frances E. Keene of Cumby, Tx. Also 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Brothers Marion Earles of DeQueen and Jim of Tx.

Elkins, Frankie L.
Aug. 2, 1911 - Dec. 1, 1996
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Frankie L. Elkins, 85 of Texarkana, Texas died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, in a Texarkana nursing center. Mrs. Elkins was born Aug. 2, 1911, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Lockesburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman W. Elkins, in 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Ina Sue Tollett and Francis Brown of Texarkana; one sister, Maudine McClure of Ruston, La.; two grand-children; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Lockesburg, with Virgil Rommine officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Elkins, Thurman W.
Jan 13, 1913 - Feb. 16, 1971
Lockesburg Mayor Dies
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Thurman W. Elkins, age 58, resident and mayor of Lockesburg, died at 11:15 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 16 in a Texarkana hopsital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at First Baptist church in Lockesburg with Virgil T. Romine and Rev. James A. Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 13, 1913 at Lockesburg and at present was employed as assistant superintendent of maintenance at Day and Zimmerman in Texarkana. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist church. Surviviors include his wife, Mrs. Frankie Laird Elkins; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Brown and Mrs. Ralph Tollett, both of Texarkana; one brother , Curtis Elkins, Fairfield, Calif.; four sister, Mrs. Kern Floyd, Nashville, Mrs. Raymond Gallaher and Mrs. R.D. Shinn, Lockesburg and Mrs. W.K. McNeill, Magnolia; two grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be L.B. Clay, Jordan Slayton, Eldon Griffin, Burt King, Ernest James and Raymond Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of Day and Zimmerman.

Ellis, Etta
Texarkana Gazette 8/16/1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-Etta Jane Barr Ellis, 91, of De Queen died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, in a local nursing center. Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 26, 1906, in Prescott, Ark. She was a retired nurse, homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church, De Queen. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Ellis, in 1968. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Fish and Nathan Smythe officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery.

Emerson, Charles
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
DeQueen, Ark- Charles Edgar Emerson, 73, of DeQueen died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in a local medical center. Mr. Emerson was born April 22, 1926, in Lockesburg, Ark. He was a diesel mechanic, a Jehovah's Witness and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by one son, John Emerson, on January 17, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Louise Lawrence Emerson; one son, Chuck Emerson of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Lori May of Magnolia, Texas, and Chasidy Emerson of DeQueen; three stepsons, Ricky Cannon and Chris Cannon of DeQueen and Harold Cannon of Antlers, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Becky Liggins of Lockesburg and Debra Mullins of Johnstown, Pa.; four brothers, Woodrow Emerson of Tacoma, Wash., Archie Emerson of Texarkana, John Emerson of Coos Bay, Ore., and Stanley Emerson Palm Harbor, Fla.; four sisters, Lynda Monroe of Horatio, Ark., Bessie Torgerson of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Della Goins and Francis Yates of Texarkana; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Norman Brazeal officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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