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Keaster, Jo Anne Slayton
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
January 10, 1912 - August 4, 1986
Jo Anne Slayton Keaster, 74 of Lockesburg, Ark., died Monday in an Ashdown, Ark. nursing home following a brief illness. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Lockesburg with the Revs. James Cannon and Vie Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Latimer Funeral Home. Mrs. Keaster was born Jan. 10, 1912, at Lockesburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lockesburg; and a member of the Howard and Sevier County Singing Group. Survivors include her husband, Rufus Keaster of Lockesburg; two daughters, Bonnie Sharp of Ashdown, and Jerry Forbus of Houston, Texas; one brother, Ray Slayton of Lockesburg; four sisters, Kate Smith, Daisy Zachry, Eva Baber, and Florence Zachry , all of Lockesburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. ( the name Slayton should be spelled Slaton. )


Keaster, Rufus
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
DeQueen, Ark.
Rufus Jenings Keaster, 91, of Ashdown, Ark. died Wednesday June 19, 2002 , in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Keaster was born Aug. 17, 1910, in Nathan, Ark. He was a bus driver for the Galena Park School District, a Mason and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wives, JoAnn Keaster and Ella Keaster. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Harold Sharp of Ashdown and Jerry and Joe Forbus of Houston: seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg, Ark. Cemetery.


Keaster, Rufus Jennings
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
DeQueen, Ark.
Rufus Jennings Keaster, age 91, resident of Ashdown, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in Wadley Regional Medical Center at Texarkana. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Guthrie officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery. He was born Aug. 17, 1910 in Nathan to Francis Marrion and Margaret Ann Nesbitt Keaster; was a bus driver for the Galena Park School District; a Mason; and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wives , Jo Ann Keaster and Ella Keaster. He is survived by two daughters, Bonne Sharp of Ashdown and Jerry Forbus of Houston, Tex.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren .


Kesterson, Chad
Submitted by: oneshot2us@yahoo.com
Five year old Chad son of Arlin and Hazel Kesterson resident of Gillham died Dec 21 in Arkansas Children's hospital. He was born Nov 19 1976. Funeral services was Dec 23 in First Babist church with Jerry Hill officating .Burial was in Daniels at Wickes Arkansas he was preceed in death by his materinal parents Oliver and Susie Wilson. Survivors other than his parents include four brothers Ricky, Marlin Stevie and Tony all of Gillham parental grand parents of Dierks Ruben and Elma kesterson of Dierks Kesterson, Stevie Allan
Submitted by: oneshot2us@yahoo.com
Stevie Allan Kesterson age 22 resident of Gillham,died wednesday Feb 12 1987 in an auto crash.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Saturday,Feb. 14 in Gillham First Babist church with Randy Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Daniels cemetery in wicks. He was born Jan. 13 1965 at Nashville. He was a member of the First Babist Church. Suriviors are his parents Arlin and Hazel Kestrson ,three brothers Rickey,Marlin, and Tony all of Gillham. his paternal grandmother Elma Kesterson of Dierks one neice Mandy Jo. He was preceded in death by onn brother Chad, one paternal grandfather Ruben Kesterson and maternial grandparents Oliver and Susie wilson of Grannis. He will be missed


Kesterson, Kelsie
6/28/1915--9/9/1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-Kelsie Rosevelt Kesterson, 83, of Dierks, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital. Mr. Kesterson was born June 28, 1915, in Umpire, Ark. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser Co., a farmer and rancher, member of Holly Creek Baptist Church and attended Fellowship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cozie M. Kirby Kesterson, in 1984. Survivors include three sons, Don Kesterson of Bossier City, La., Ronnie Kesterson and Bobby Kesterson of Dierks; one daughter, Norma Kesterson of Dierks; four brothers, Jack Kesterson of Broken Bow, Okla., William Carol Kesterson of Mabelvale, Ark., Woodrow Kesterson of Dierks and Jewell Kesteson of Wenatchee, Wash.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Coy Zumwalt and Grant Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Burg Cemetery, Umpire, under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Key, Charles Wayne
8/9/1952-- 5/12/1995
Submitted by: Tom Jones
10/30/1997 De Queen Bee; Thursday May 18, 1995 page 7A
Charles Wayne Key, aged 42, resident of De Queen, died Friday May 12, 1995 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday May 15 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Oscar Ball officiating . Burial followed in the Redman Cemetery. He was born Aug. 9, 1952 at De Queen; was a truck driver for 3-M transportation; and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Survivors are his mother, Sylvia Dean Jones Key of De Queen; a brother Carl Duane Key of Broken Bow, Okla; 3 sisters Jamie Godwin of De Queen, Tommye Conaster of Broken Bow, Okla., and Sheila Davis of Nacogdoches, Tex.; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Krudwig, Charles Vernon
De Queen Bee
Nov 15, 1991
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Charles Vernon Krudwig, aged 83, resident of De Queen, died Thursday, November 14, 1991 in the Community Hospital of De Queen. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Williams, minister, officiating.  Burial will follow in Cross Trails Cemetery. He was born July 2, 1908 in Joplin, Missouri, was a retired carpenter and a member of the Smyrna Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, Hazel Ashley Krudwig, of De Queen; three sons, Charles Krudwig, David Krudwig and Kenneth Krudwig, all of De Queen; two daughters, Ester Eads of De Queen and Judy Walls of Corinth, Mississippi; one brother, Joe Krudwig of Malvern, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grand children and a number of nieces and nephews.


Krudwig, Mrs. Sarah Lucy
De Queen Bee
Nov 8, 1947
Submitted by: Ester Eads
Mrs. Sarah Lucy Krudwig, 75, died in a local hospital Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 P. M. Funeral services were held Monday, November 10 at 3:00 P. M. at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Virgil P. Glass officiating. Interment was in Cross Trails Cemetary under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. She was born October 9, 1872 in Humbolt, Kansas and was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by three sons, Joe Krudwig of Malvern, Charles Krudwig of De Queen and Ernest Krudwig of McCredie, Missouri; three brothers, William Pinkerton of Fulton, Missouri, Ernest Pinkerton of Harlingen, Texas and Virgil Pinkerton of Sinton, Texas; one sister Mrs. J. B. Engledow of Los Angeles, California; three half sisters, Mrs. C. B. Laney and Mrs. E. M. Bell of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Norman Marshall of Bon Terre, Missouri and eight grandchildre.Pallbearers were Homer Henry, Dean Newberry, C. E. Eubanks, Jr., J. W. Huckabee, C. C. Bishop and E. A. L'Roy.


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