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Jackson, Wilbur Dwaine
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Wilbur Dwaine Jackson, aged 71, resident of Mt. Ida, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at his home. Funeral services wiere held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in First Baptist Church of Dierks with Rev. Roy Brooks officiating. Burial followed in Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born Jan. 4, 1927 in Oklahoma; and was a member of Lake Ouachita Baptist Church of Mt. Ida. He is survived by one son, Anthony D. Jackson of Mt. Ida; two daughters, Beverly Pilgrim and Gloria Giles, both of Hot Springs; his mother, Nina Howard Jackson of Dierks; three brothers, Carmen Jackson of Glenwood, Wendell Jackson of Hot Springs, and Charles Jackson of Romania; one sister, Wilda Mae Kirby of Dierks; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Jeter, Mrs. Alyce M.
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Mrs. Alyce M. Jeter, aged 93, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 in De Queen Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. Faron Rogers officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. She was born Feb. 6, 1906 in De Queen; was a clerk for D&E Railroad; a homemaker; a member of A.A.R.P.; and a member of First Baptist Church of De Queen. She is survived by one nephew, Nolan Humphrey of Little Rock.

Johnson, Mrs. Carrie Maxine
Submitted by: JJ Johnson
Mrs. Carrie Maxine Johnson, 38, wife of Murray Johnson, died in a local hospital Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. following a three months illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Chapel with the Rev. Boyd Baker officiating. Interment was in Redmen cemetery. She was born January 9, 1908 in Sevier County. She is survived by her husband, tow sons, Kenneth Murray, U.S. Marines and John Allen, DeQueen; six daughters, Beatrice Allene, Gloria Marie, Sarah Jane, Patricia Lorene, Katherine Virginia, and Bettye Sue; four brothers, Charles Laster, Eagletown, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Wright and Mrs. Annie Wright of Nashville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Laster, Eagletown.

Johnson, Charles Franklin
Submitted by: JJ
Charles Franklin Johnson Jr., aged 46, resident of Watson, Okla., died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born Sept. 4, 1952 in De Queen; and was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Joann Sizemore Johnson; two sons, Lance Johnson of Horatio and Charlie Johnson of Hochatown, Okla.; one daughter, Coty Williams of De Queen; his parents, Charles Franklin Johnson Sr. and Mildred Juanita Green Johnson of Horatio; two brothers, Harold Johnson of De Queen and Jerry Johnson of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Brenda Chandler of DeQueen; and five grandchildren.

Johnson, Charlie
Issue 14 Apr 1922, DeQueen Bee
Submitted by: JJ
Charlie Johnson, son of Jim Johnson of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday morning at his home a Wichita, Kansas, after a long illness. Mr. Johnson leaves a wife and two children besides his father and several brothers and sisters. (Note: Charlie Parker Johnson, who was born in Sevier County was returned to his birth place and buried in Westline Cemetery.)
OBITUARY, 14 Apr 1922, Charles Parker Johnson Senior, Wichita Co., TX, Wichita Beacon Newspaper, April 1922, city of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, printed version in possession. Pneumonia Proves Fatal to Charles P. Johnson Charles P. Johnson, age 29, died at 9:45 o'clock Monday night at the St. Francis Hospital after an illness of three days with pneumonia. He was taken to the Hospital Sunday morning. Mr. Johnson's lungs were crushed in a train wreck at Wichita Falls, Texas two years ago, after which tuberculosis developed. He spent fourteen months in the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Norton, and later was a patient at the County Sanitarium southeast of the city for a short time. He had been at home, 1030 South Emporia, for the last two months. His lungs were improving, physicians said. Besides his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, a bookkeeper in the business office of the Beacon, Mr. Johnson is survived by two young sons, Howard and Charles P., Jr., his father, J.W. Johnson of De Queen, Ark., five sisters and fourbrothers. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from the father. A.G. Mueller has charge.

Johnson, Emmett A.
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee: 12/98
1920- 12/2/98
Emmett A. "Bud" Johnson, aged 78, resident of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in Rest Hills Memorial Park with Rev. George McCoy officiating, under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home of North Little Rock. He was a retired sales representative; and a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Johnson He is survived by one son, Pete Johnson of De Queen; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church.

Johnson, James H.
Submitted by:
JOHNSON, James H. - 60, of Roseburg, passed away August 12, 1984. On April 3, 1924, he was born in De Queen, Arkansas. He was the owner of the KRNR Radio Station and lived in the roseburg area for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Faye Johnson of Roseburg; 2 daughters, Janie Johnson and Alana Day, a son-in-law, Jeff Day and 1 grandson, Jeffery Day. all of Roseburg. Funeral Services will be held at WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES on Friday, August 17, 1984, at 1 P.M. with Pastor Doyle Collins, Pastor of the Vine Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Roseburg Memorial Gardens. The family requests donations be made in his memory to the Community Cancer Center or Oregon Heart Assn., these may be left at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses or the KRNR Radio Station.

Johnson, James William
24 May 1934, DeQueen Bee
Submitted by: JJ
James William Johnson, 73, pioneer citizen and well known farmer of the West Line community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Curtis Childress (Lois Dempsey Johnson) in DeQueen, Thursday at 8:30 p.m., following a six-day illness of pneumonia. Deceased was born July 20, 1860 at Kingston, Tenn., and had been a resident of Sevier county for the past 50 years. Funeral service was held at the Childress home Sunday at 3 p.m., being conducted by the Rev. J.F. Queen. Interment was made in Walnet Grove cemetery (The cemetery eventually became known as West Line.) at West Line, with a short service at the grave. The Wilkerson funeral Home directed the funeral. Mr. Johnson is survived by his widown, four daughters and five sons, as follows: Mrs. Walter Johns (Elsie Jane Johnson), Newark, N.J., Mrs Curtis Childress (Lois Dempsey Johnson), DeQueen, Mrs. C.M. Crowder (Alamae Johnson), Lexington, KY., Mrs. Archie Hamilton (Geraldine Johnson), Broken Bow, Okla., Toy Johnson, Murray Johnson, Pompie Johnson and Harris Johnson, all of West Line, and Robert Johnson of DeQueen. He is also survived by three brothers, R.J. Johnson and J.W. Johnson of DeQueen, Robert Johnson of Kingston, Tenn., and one sister, Belle Newton (Ella Belle Johnson), Dallas, Texas. NOTE: Parethesis is mine.

Johnson, Charles Franklin
Submitted by:
De Queen Bee Friday, January 16, 2004
Charles Franklin Johnson Sr., age 72, resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2004 at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1931 in the West Line Community to Pompie Franklin and Lola Williams Johnson; was a retired butcher; an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; and a member of the Assembly of God. He was predeceased by two sons, Charles ≥Chuck≤ Johnson Jr. and Herschell Johnson; and a grandson, Jeremy Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Green Johnson of De Queen; two sons, Harold Johnson of Broken Bow, Okla., and Jerry Bob Johnson of San Antonio, Tex.; a daughter, Brenda Chandler of De Queen; a brother, Jim Johnson of Clarksville, Tex.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Johnson, Mrs. Lola Me Williams
Submitted by: JJ Johnson
Mrs. Lola Me Williams Johnson, aged 85, resident of DeQueen, died Sunday Jan. 12, 1997 in Columbia DeQueen Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 15 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. J.J. Walker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of DeQueen. She was born June 22, 1911 in Kellum Community of Sevier County; was a retired waitress and cook; and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pompie Franklin Johnson in 1981. She was survived by two sons, Charles Johnson of DeQueen and James Johnson of Ft. Smith; one sister, Ora Hertzogg of Lakeview, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Johnson, Mary Louise Rea Revels
Feb. 17, 1908 - Dec. 11, 1997
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mary Louise Rea Revels Johnson, 89, of Burleson, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, in Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 17, 1908, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Johnson. Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Vannoy of Burleson; one brother, C.N. Rea of Bedford, Texas; one sister, Martha Bankson of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Jennifer French, David Clifton French, Susan Revels, Robin Kirkland, and Jan Leachman; and one great-grandson, Chad Kirkland. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Lockesburg Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Johnson, Murray
Submitted by: JJ Johnson
Funeral service for Murray Johnson, 63, who died in veterens' hospital at North Little Rock, Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:40 a.m. will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl Humble, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Redmen cemebery. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth and John Johnson, U.S. servce, six daughters, Allene, Marine, Patricia, Kathryn, Jane and Betty Sue; four sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Hamilton, Mrs. Janie Johns, Mrs. Curtis Childress, Shreveport, La. and Mrs. Allie Mae Crowder, Wichita Falls, Tex.; four brothers, Toy, Bob, Pompie and Harris Johnson.

Johnson, Pompie Franklin
29 Sep 1981, DeQueen Bee
Submitted by: JJ
Pompie Franklin Johnson, aged 69, resident of DeQueen, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the DeQueen General Hospital. Funeral was at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 in Wilkerson Chapel with Bro. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial was in Westline cemetery. He was born Aug. 16, 1912 in Sevier county; was a timber worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lola Mae Williams Johnson; two sons, Charles Johnson, Gillham, and James Johnson, Shinewell, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Palmer (Carolyn Faye Johnson), Golden, Okla.; two brothers, T.T. Johnson, Horatio, and Robbie Johnson, San Bernardino, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Mae Crowder (Allamae Johnson), Lubbock, Tex., and Mrs. Geraldine Hamilton (Geraldine Johnson), Prineville, Ore.; one half sister, Mrs. Jane Swain (Elsie Jane Johnson), Pascagoula, Miss.; one half brother, James Harris Johnson, Roseburg, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. NOTE: Parenthesis are mine.

Johnson, Richard Joseph
Submitted by: JJ Johnson
Richard J. Johnson, 94, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.C. Black, in Atlanta, Ga. Saturday, June 12. his body was returned to DeQueen where funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian church with the Rev. Virgil P. Glass officiating. Interment was in Redmen cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.He was born December 8, 1853 in Tennessee and had made his home in DeQueen until a few years ago when he went to Georgia to make his home with his daughter. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Black of Atlanta; one son, Floyd Johnson of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Belle Newton of Dallas, Texas, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were L.H. Scott, Dean Newberry, Sr., Roland Bradley, Olan Roberts, Fed Poole, and L.D. McCown.

Johnson, Robert H
Submitted by:
Robert H. Johnson, a 47-year resident of San Bernardino, died of heart failure Friday at Redlands Community Hospital. He was 85. Johnson was a native of De Queen, Ark. Before his retirement, he was a carpenter for Carpenters Union 944 in San Bernardino for 28 years. He was a member of the Community Garden Project as part of the San Bernardino Parks and Recreation Department. Survivors include his wife, Hazel of San Bernardino; three sons, Bob, Jimmy and Roger, all of San Bernardino; a daughter, Joann Smith of Riverside; two sisters, Allie Mae Crowder of Texas and Geraldine Hamilton of Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mark B. Shaw Mortuary, 1525 Waterman Ave., San Bernardino. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Montecito Memorial Park, Waterman Avenue and Barton Road, Colton. Robert Henry Johnson, 27 Oct 1989, San Bernardino Co., CA (San Bernardino). San Bernardino News, page 18, column 3. Photocopy in possession.

Johnson, S. D.
Submitted by: Tom Jones
A feeling of deep regret swept over our community when publicity was given to the fact that S. D. Johnson was dead. During his brief sojourn with us he had endeared himself to all. He was a man of generous impulses and his genial manner won friends and retained them. Mr. Johnson was born in New York State and was 69 years old. Surviving him is his widow and four children. Mr. Bert Johnson being the only son. The funeral was held in the Methodist Church on Sunday, December, 24, and were largely attended and very impressive in character. The Church was heavily draped with black. Rev. Manville spoke feeling of his intimacy with the deceased, and in terms of helpfulness to the sadly bereaved. A large concourse followed the procession to the New City Cemetery. (The City Cemetery is now known as "Redman Cemetery.")

Jones, Bennie
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
Aug 21, 1940 McCurtain CO. OK
Death of Bennie Jones,34,occured at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Sanitarium of Paris, Paris, TX, where he was carried on Sunday. He passed away following an operation Monday morning. Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist church at Shults, Tuesday at 3 p.m., with Rev. W.B. Tatum pastor of the First Baptist church of Idabel officiating. Interment was made in Denison cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Coffey Funeral home. Pallbearers were W.I. Whitely, G.C. Bryant, Herbert Derryberry, C.B. Wilson, Emmett Lewis, and Joe Hough. Jones was born at Locksburg, Ar and moved to McCurtain Co. with his parents at an early age. He attended grade school at Shults, and later attended Idabel highschool. During his school days he was an active 4-H club member. He was in charge of the Arnesdale Farm Dairy for seven years, later moving to the Earl farm on Red River south of Garvin, where he was engaged in farming at the time of his death. Survivers are his wife, who was Miss Anamoi McGuire before her marriage. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. McGuire: three children, Leon, Edna Hope, and Kenneth Carl Jones: parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. "Buck" Jones; four brothers, Earl Jones, Stillwater: Wesley Jones, Idabel: Dillard and Jesse Jones, Garvin route one; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Elliott, Durant, and Mrs. Drebon Sanders, Shults.

Jones, Birdie M.
Submitted by:
The Arizona Republic Thursday, September 10, 1998
Birdie M. Jones, 87, of Apache Junction, a homemaker, died Sept. 7, 1998. She was born in Arkansas. Survivors include her daughters, Kathlyn M. Gregan and Nona M. McClain; sons, Charles T. and William F.; brother, Monroe Plunk; 11grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. Tempe, with visitation an hour before services. IN MEMORY OF A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER Ewell (Bud) W. Mullen Jones BORN December 6, 1887 Brownsville, Tennessee ENTERED INTO REST June 29, 1971 Phoenix, Arizona SERVICES Saturday, July 3, 1971 10:00 A.M. M. L. Gibbons Tempe Mortuary 405 East Southern Avenue Tempe, Arizona OFFICIATING Rev. L. L. Groomer Rev. Gordon Lindstrom INTERMENT East Resthaven Park Phoenix, Arizona PALL BEARERS Casey A. Jones Raymond Deschamps Charles T. Jones Herman Phillips Duane Mitchum Ronnie Erickson HONORARY Ed Bartlett Steffen L. Racher Olin L. Jones

Jones, Bonna
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Daily Gazette Aug 15,1969
Mrs. Bonna Canant Jones, 84, Idabel, died at approzimately 8:45 p.m. Thursday, August 14, in a Texarkana Hospital. Born August 30, 1884, in Hope, Ar, she had been a resident of Idabel for 50 years, moving from Lockesburg, AR. She was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include one son, Julius Canant of Idabel, one sister, Mrs. Edna Jones, Idabel, one half sister, Mrs. Minnie Walker of Lockesburg: four half brothers, Ernest, Merry, Jule, and Ted Purtell of Lockesburg: six grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, in the Idabel Norwood-Welch Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Arrangements and burial in the Denison cemetery are under the direction of Norwood-Welch Funeral Home.

Jones, Edna Dale
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Daily Gazette, Friday, Nov. 22, 1974
Edna Dale Jones, 94, Idabel, died Wednesday in the McCurtain Memorial Hospital. Born Sept.30,1880 in Hope,Ark., she had been a resident of McCurtain Co. since 1916, moving from LOCKSBURG, Ark. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Verna Sanders of Idabel, and Theadocia Elliott of Pasadena, TX: two sons, Earl and Wesley Jones of Baytown,TX:one sister, Mrs. O.B. Walker of Lockesburg, AR; two brothers, M.K. Purtell of Locksburg and C.H. Purtell of Ben Lomond, AR: 26 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Idabel Norwood-Welch Funeral Chapel with Leon Green, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Arrangements and burial in Denison Cemetery will be under the direction of Norwood-Welch Funeral Home.

Jones, Eva Ellen (Swim)
Submitted by: Roy Jones
1-4-1893 to 6-30-1974.
Eva was born at Sallisaw, Indian Territory to Mr.
& Mrs. Samuel E. Swim. She lived nearly her whole life in Sevier Co.
Eva is survived by sons, Hiram of Casa Grande, Az. Myran of
Vancouver, Wa. George Jr. of Farmington, Nm. & Sherman of Texas.
Also daughters, Jennette Esparza of Texas, Jodie Brizendine of Moses
Lake, Wa. and Lois Mitchell of DeQueen, many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. She was laid to rest at Cossatot Cemetery beside her
late husband George Anderson Jones.

Jones, George Anderson
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK Nov. 5, 1942
George Anderson Jones 51 died suddenly at his home nine miles east of King, Ark. October 27, 1942 at 6:30 pm. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time awaiting the arrival of relatives. He was born Aud. 24th.. 1891, in Sevier County where he spent his entire life. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Hiram, Biddy, Sherman, of De Queen, and Myron of Vancouver ,Wash. Three Daughters Jeanette Jones, Mrs. Winfred Leeper, De Queen and Jodie Brizendine of Moses Lake, Wash. One sister Jennie Russell and two brothers Tom and Bud All of De Queen.

Jones, George A. (Biddy Boy)
9-29-1928 to 6-24-1996
Submitted by: Roy Jones
George Jones born to George & Eva Jones at DeQueen, AK passed away in Farmington, NM where he made his home for many years. He is survived by sisters, Jennette Esparza, Sweetwater, TX & Lois Mitchell, DeQueen. One brother, Sherman Jones also of Sweetwater, TX. Services were held at Cope Memorial Chapel 6-27-1996 Farmington, NM. The reverend Jim Welch officiated. Place of interment, Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers, George A. Jones Jr., Steve A. Jones, Donald R. Wilson, Robert K. Jones, Alan D. Errett, and Shawn A. Errett.

Jones, George W.
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Gaz. Front Page, DEC 19, 1936
George W. Jones, aged 75 years, passed away Friday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of his son,J.F. (Coot) Jones at Shults following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held today at the residence with Rev. Jim Martin of Redland officiating. Burial was in Denison cemetery under direction of Coffey Funeral Home. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, two sons, J.F. Jones ,Shults and Bill Jones of Mineral Springs,Arkansas: two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Warren of Bokhoma and Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Willis Point, Texas, and a number of grandchildren. Perry Forrester of Idabel, is a grandson. The deceased came to McCurtain county several years ago form Nashville, Arkansas, and had been engaged in farming until a few years ago. He resided near Broken Bow for a few years.

Jones, H. J.
June 17 1863----June 22, 1921
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee--June 24, 1921
Mr. H. J. Jones passed away at his home Wednesday evening after suffering a stroke of paralysis. The remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery. He was born June 17, 1862. He was married to Margaret J. Springs August 28, 1880 in Howard County, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and eight children. Mrs. Leedy Hallum, of Calera Oklahoma, Bud , George, John, and Tom Jones, Mrs. Jennie Russell, Mrs. Etta,Wyatt, Mrs Ida Locklear, all of De Queen. One brother John H. Jones of Provo, three sister, Mrs. Jennie Chandler of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, Mrs Lon Grady of Dierks, Mrs Kitty Moody of Caddo, Oklahoma. Also 18 grand-children, three great grand-children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Farewell and a sad farewell no more thy face we'll see, no balm can heal no tongue can tell the sorrow felt for thee, Our sight must speak the last farewell bereaved though we be, Beyond the reach of earthly care thy soul has found it's rest, We'll watch and wait until our life's fate, then we'll meet thee over there.

Jones, Hiram Jesse
Sept. 15, 1912---Jan. 31,1992
Submitted by: Roy Jones
HIRAM JESSE JONES, aged 79, resident of Yuma, Ariz., died Monday Jan. 27, 1992 in Yuma. Funeral services were held at 12 noon Friday, Jan. 31, in Ryzek Mortuary with Pastor Steve Green of Grace Church of Nazarene officiating. Burial followed in Desert Lawn. He was born Sept. 15, 1912 in De Queen; and was a retired farmer and logger. His parents were pioneers at De Queen. Survivors are his wife, Audrey Earles Jones of Yuma, Ariz.; one son, Roy Wayne Jones Sr. of Yuma Ariz.; one daughter, Judith Marie Staggs of Carlin, Nez.; two brothers, George Anderson Jones of Farmington, N.M. and Sherman John Henry Jones of Sweetwater, Tex.; Two sisters; Jennette Caroline Esparza of Sweetwater, Tex.., and Lois Mitchell of De Queen; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jones, James Hiram Thomas Elijah "Tom"
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK Dec 9th. 1963
Tom Jones Sr. retired carpenter and brick mason died Saturday night in his home in the Lone Oak community. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday Dec. 10th. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Dr. E. B. Abington officiating. Burial will be in the Redman Cemetery. A life long resident of Sevier County, he was born Dec. 14th. 1896 at De Queen where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge. Survivors are his wife Mrs. Irene Jones; one son, Tom Jones Jr. of Madill, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Key of De Queen and Mrs. Wilda Boyet of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jones, Jennette Caroline
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Jennette, age 81 was born July 16, 1917 at DeQueen, AR to the late
George & Eva Jones. She passed away Feburary 9, 1999 at Las
Vegas, NV. Cause of death, cancer. She is survived by sister, Lois
Mitchell of DeQueen & brother Sherman Jones of Kingman, AZ.
Aunt Jennette had no children, but will be greatly missed by many
nieces & nephews. She was laid to rest at Greens Chapel Cemetary,
DeQueen, next to her first husband, Eurby D. "Pete" Shelton.

Jones, John Henry
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee, Dec. 5, 1940
John Henry Jones 48, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home five miles northwest of De Queen Tuesday, December 3, at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thrusday morning at 10 o'clock at the Wilkerson Chapel with the Rev. E. D. Galloway officiating. Interment will be in the Redmen cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mr. Jones was born May 31, 1892, in Howard County and was a World War veteran. He is survived by his wife, one son, J. J. Hones, three brothers, Tom, George and Bud Jones of De Queen; one sister, Mrs. Albert Russell, De Queen.

Jones, Lillian Irene Burton
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK January 20th. 1970
Mrs. Irene Jones dies Jan. 20 in Hot Springs Mrs. Irene B. Jones, age 73, resident of De Queen died in a Hot Springs Hospital following several months of illness. Funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Edgar Keck officiating. Burial was in the Redman Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1896 in Hollywood Ark. and had lived a number of years near De Queen. She was a member of the Lone Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Tom Jones Jr., of Madill, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Wilda Boyet of Hot Springs and Sylvia Key of De Queen; five brothers, Horace, Russell and Claude Burton, all of Okalona, Clarence Burton of Murfreesboro and Lawrence Burton of Arkadelphia, Three sisters Mrs. Ed Tarpley, Okalona, Mrs Viola Ellsworth of Manteca, Calif. and Mrs. Marie Huff of Missouri; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Pallbearers were Cecil Pearcy, Melvin Davis, Charles Miller, T.W. Bingham, Jeff Lacefield and Melvin Bell.

Jones, Mrs. Mary Ann
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
Mrs. Mary Ann Jones died June 30, 1922 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sutliff, of Foreman. She was 67 years of age. She was the wife of J.W. Jones. She was a member of the Baptist Church and lived a devout Christion life. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D.M. Elkins and the remains were laid to rest in the Belleville cemetery in the presence of a host of friends and relatives. She leaves a hesband, several children, two brothers, one sister and a host of friends to mourn her death. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones.

Jones,Paul Murl
Submitted by:
October 2, 1926-September 24, 2002
Paul Murl Jones, aged 75 Years 11 Months and 23 Days, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at DeQueen Memorial Hospital, DeQueen AR. He was born on October 02, 1926 near Wetumka, OK. Graveside services were held at 2 P.M. Friday, September 27th at Watson, McCurtain Co., OK., under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, DeQueen AR., with Rev. Tim Bowlin officiating. He is survived by his wife, Orene Nipper-Jones, four sons, Leroy Jones, Murl D Jones, Hardy Mattson Jones, Anthony Manual Jones, and one adopted Grandson, Earl Lee Jones. Ten daughters, Nadean Jones-Higgins, Georgia Lee Jones-Martin, Wanda Lou, Vonda Sue, Aleta Maria, Meleta Arnette, Carolyn Lynn, Christy Machille, Elena Dannetta and Kayla Rhena. One brother, Silas F Jones, Six sisters, Mary M Limore, Naomi R. Rodriquez, Martha S Real, Ella N. Harper, Daisy M Poor and Connie A. Roberts, all of Adair Co., OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete M Jones and Nora Bell Rhodes-Jones, his first wife, Cynthia Mary Young-Jones, one son, Earl Gene Jones and one sister, Nellie Fay Jones. Several Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a Host of FriendsHe was a World War II Veteran who served his Country in Germany. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Paul M. Jones will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002 in the Watson Cemetery, Watson, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma with Rev. Tim Bowlin officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2002.

Jones, Mrs. Tom
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee, November 27th. 1918 Mrs. Tom Jones dies of influenza at the home of her mother on Rose Hill Nov. 21st. and was laid to rest at the Redman Cemetery Nov. 21st. She leaves a mother six brothers and three sisters, a husband and one child to mourn her loss.Oh how we will miss her but God claimed her best. She was 17 years of age. She took sick at home and prayed for God to give her strength to come home to mama's to be cared for, and God gave her the strength. So she came. She only lived a week and four days after she came for help. She told us all she couldn't live, but for us not to worry for she was going to a better world where there is no sickness, pain or death. Our darling gone from us has gone A voice we love is still A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled She was loved by all who knew her God took her home to rest Research by James Thomas Jones
(Note) The above Obit should have read died on 20th. of Nov. The lady's name is Myrtle Ralls.

Jones, Velma Cook
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Feb. 19, 1916 - July 12, 1998
Velma Cook Jones, 82, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in a De Queen, Ark. hospital. Mrs. Jones was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Daisy, Ark. She was the retired owner of Tip Top Cafe, a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Hubert L. Jones of Hot Springs, Ark.; and Jerry Wayne Jones of Hattiesburg, Miss.; one daughter, Nelda Hooker of Lockesburg; two sisters, Ollie Avery of Redding, Calif., and Velean Watkins of Burney, Calif.; five grandchildren, Marty Hooker, Darla Latimer, Monty Jones, Jay Jones and Crystal Tollett; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Coulter Memorial Gardens, Lockesburg.

Jones, Vernon Dillard
Submitted by: Jackye Manue
Wed. 5 Feb 1953
Dillard Jones, 49, Baytown, TX,died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Baytown at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A former resident of Idabel, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. 'Buck" Jones, Shults. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. saturday at Shults Baptist church with Rev. Joe Kirk officiating. Arrangements are under direction of coffey funeral home.

Sat. 28 Feb 1953
Vernon Dillard Jones, Baytown, Tex., died ther unexpectedly at 6 p.m. Tuesday of a heart attack. Born at Lockesburg, Ark., October 2, 1903 he had resided at Baytown for the past two years, being at Idabel from 1916 until he moved there. He was an employee of the Baytown high school and a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services have been set for 3 p.m. today at Denison cemetery with Rev. W. R. Merry officiating. Arragnements and burial in denison cemetery are under direction of Coffey funeral home. He is survived by his widow (Ruth Odell Jones); one daughter Miss Jima Carol, and three sons, Charles Vernon, Stanley Wade and Harold Dean Jones, all of the home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. m.J. Jones, Shults; three brothers, Earl Jones, Baytown, Wesley Jones, Idabel and Jesse Jones Dierks; two sisters, Mrs. D. Sanders (his twin, Verna), Shults, and Mrs. Cleo Elliott (Theadocia), Pasadena, Tex.; his step-grandmother, Mrs B.F. Purtell (Loretta), Lockesburg, and one grandchild.

Jones, Virginia Ellen Earles
Submitted by: Roy Jones
Kellyville, Ok March 1985
Virginia Jones 56, of Kellyville died Thursday after a brief illness. Services are set for 2PM Saturday at Kellyville First Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Frazee officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens Sapulpa,by Owen Funeral Home. She was born 12-18-1928 in DeQueen, Ar and moved to Kellyville, from Arizona 34 years ago. Survivers include son Joe of Tulsa, Daughters Vicki Walters of Kellyville, Linda Fitzgerald of Pearl, Miss, and Kelly Frazier, Susan Burgess and Kathy Coplen, all of Kellyville. Brothers Kenneth Earles of Tempe, Az and Ray Earles of Wickenburg, Az. Sisters Audrey Jones of Yuma, Az, Eunice Miller of Wickenburg, Az and Elsie Butler of Tempe. Also 14 grandchildren.

Jones, William Nat "Bud"
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee Week July 19, 1954
William Nat "Bud" Jones 69,died at his home on North Seventh Street Friday, July 16 at about 5 a.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Alfred I. Doss officiating. Interment will be in the Redman Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born January 28, 1885 in Nashville and was resident of De Queen for many years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora Jones, one sister, Mrs. Albert Russell and one brother Tom Jones, all of De Queen.

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