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Lacefield, Junior Harrison

Submitted by: Tom Jones
Junior Harrison Lacefield, 65, of De Queen died Friday, March 19, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Lacefield was born Feb. 7, 1934, in De Queen. He was a retired construction worker, a Baptist and attended Union Church. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Talley Lacefield of De Queen; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Thomas Sweeten of De Queen; four brothers, Hubert Lacefield, R.C. Lacefield, Billy Lacefield and Floyd Lacefield of De Queen; two sisters, Linnie Belle Manasco of Umpire, Ark., and Lola Barkman of Vidor, Texas; and a number of other relatives. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Redmen Cemetery with the Rev. Oscar Ball and Glen Cannon officiating under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home Lansdell, Deborah
Texarkana Gazette 11/6/1998
12/14/1956--10/4/1998
DE QUEEN, Ark.-Deborah Frances Mason Lansdell, 41, of De Queen died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Lansdell was born Dec. 14, 1956, in Houston. She was a homemaker, an employee of Beard-Poulan and member of First Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Lansdell of De Queen; two daughters, Jennifer Leal of Killeen, Texas, and Jessica Gross of Cove, Ark.; two stepsons, Blake Lansdell and Michael Lansdell of De Queen; one stepdaugher, Kristy Lansdell of De Queen; her parents, Albert and Carolyn Mason of Cove; three brothers, Ricky Mason of Bakersfield, Calif., Doyle Mason of Dierks, Ark., and Steve Mason of Washington, Ark.; three sisters, Mary Mason and Delilah Hampton of Houston and Sandy Mason of Dierks; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. today at First Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Eddie Schlinker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cove, under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Latimer, Mrs. Annie Capps
Sept. 27, 1893 - Jan. 15, 1975
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Annie Capps Latimer 81, a resident of Ashdown and formerly of Lockesburg, died Wednesday in a Texarkana hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Melrose Community with the Rev. J.T. Hill and Rev. Jackie Adams officiating. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery. She was a native of Little River County and was born Sept. 27, 1893. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Ashdown. Survivors include one son, Unice H. Latimer of Little Rock. Two daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Clay of Texarkana, Mrs. Denzil Logan of Dallas, one brother, Willie Capps of Ashdown, three sisters, Mrs. Dora gill of Ashdown, Mrs. Myrtle McNamara of Spring Lake, Tex., Mrs. LaVerne Tolleson of Atlanta, Tex., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Latimer, Corene Slaton
Published: 04/18/2008
Submitted by: Barbara Holman
Corene Slaton Latimer, 79, of Hooks, Texas, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in a local hospital. Mrs. Latimer was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a retired Bowie County tax assessor, a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 1031, and Red Lick First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband, James H. Latimer of Hooks; one son and daughter-in-law, James T. and Carolyn Latimer of Hooks; one daughter, Teresa Kirkham of Mount Pleasant, Texas; one brother, Earl “Buddy” Slaton of Lockesburg; five grandchildren, James C. Latimer, Jason T. Latimer, Dana Moore, Brandee Houston and Nicklaus Kirkham; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapelwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dudley Childs officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Relatives will be at the home of James Latimer, 3 Vernon St., Hooks. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601.


Latimer, Mrs. Etta
July 20, 1870 - June 4, 1962
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
MRS. LATIMER DIES AT 91 Mrs. Etta Latimer, 91 one of Sevier county's oldest citizens, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, June 4, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bland Holt near De Queen. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellville church with Reverand Keeton officiating , assisted by Rev. J.T. Hill and Rev. E. M. Bowen. Burial was in Bellville cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Pallbears will be sons-in-law. She was born July 10, 1870 in Howard county but had lived in Sevier county for the past 65 years. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist church of De Queen. Survivors are two sons, Eunice Latimer of Lockesburg and S.S. Latimer of Dallas, Tx.; six daughters, Mrs. L.L. Shelly of Lockesburg, Mrs. J.W. Seymore of Fulton, Mrs. Bland Holt and Mrs. Robbie Needham of De Queen, Mrs. Bryan Holt of New Boston, Tex., and Mrs. Cephas Dellinger of Texarkana; 35 grand-children, 64 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.


Latimer, Herman
July 30, 1902 - Dec. 6, 1930
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
( Special to Texarkana Gazette )
Lockesburg, Ark. - Funeral services for Herman Latimer, 28, who died at the home of his father, Jim Latimer, were held at Bellville church, with Rev. J.A. Turner officiating. Burial was in the Bellville cemetery.
Mr. Latimer is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Laitmer, and five brothers, Willie, Niven, Oceola and Eunice, of Lockesburg, and Selma, of Waxahachie, Texas; and six sisters, Mrs. Robbie Needham, Mrs. John Shelly, Mrs. Bland Holt, Mrs. Bryon Holt and Miss Henegar Latimer of Lockesburg, and Mrs. John Seymour, of Fulton, Ark. ( Herman Latimer survivors include his wife, Thelma E. Smith Latimer, one daughter, Bonnie Lea Latimer , one son, James Henry Latimer)


Latimer, Hugh
March 29, 1886 - March 25, 1966
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Hugh Latimer, age 81, retired druggist, of Lockesburg,died at 4 a.m. Monday, March 25 in an Ashdown hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Lockesburg Methodist church with Rev. J.R. Callicott and Rev. Bruce Beane officiating. Burial was in Lockesburg cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was a native of Sevier county, born March 29, 1886 a member of the Lockesburg Methodist church and president of the board of stewards, and a member of the Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association for 50 years. Survivors include one grand-son, David Latimer, student in Hendrix college, Conway, and one granddaughter, Miss Mary Virginia Latimer of Ashdown. Pallbearers were Frank Gilliam, R.T. Williams, Walker Zachry, Ryman Wallis, Charles Cunningham and John Wayne Aubrey.


Latimer, James
October 27, 1887 - October 24, 1939
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
PIONEER CITIZEN IS CLAIMED BY DEATH James Latimer, 72, one of Sevier counties pioneer citizens, died at his home in the Milford community Friday of this week, after an illness of about one month. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. Keeton, pastor of the Melrose Baptist church, and interment was made in the Bellville cemetery. The deceased was one of our most dearly beloved citizens, and leaves his wife, four sons and six daughters and a host of near relatives and friends to mourn his passing.


Latimer, James Willie
July 12, 1888 - May 18, 1945
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
James Willie Latimer, 56, died at his home south of Lockesburg in the Belleville community May 18, 1945 at 3:40 a.m. after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Belleville Methodist church with the Rev. L. Gray Wilson, assisted by the Rev. A.J. Christie, district superintendent of Texarkana,officiating. Interment was in Belleville cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born July 12, 1888 in Center Point and was learned in farm organizations of the county. He was a member of the Sevier county quorum court and the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Graves, Mrs. Greer Bell and Miss Willie Jim Latimer, Lockesburg, Mrs. Curtis Carver and Mrs. Major Bartee, De Queen; one son, Edward Harris Latimer of Lockesburg; his mother Mrs. Jim Latimer of De Queen; three brothers, Unice and O.O. Latimer of Lockesburg and S.S. Latimer of Dallas, Texas; six sisters, Mrs. L.L. Shelly, Lockesburg, Mrs. John Seymour, Fulton, Mrs. Bland Holt and Mrs. Robbie Needham, De Queen and Mrs. Bryan Holt and Miss Henegar Latimer of Texarkana. Pallbearers were Raymond Gallaher, R.T. Williams, George Johnson, P.H. Mitchell, Jim Trusley of Lockesburg and Eugene B. Hall, De Queen. Latimer, Niven
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
FORMER MINERAL SPRINGS MAN IS KILLED IN WRECK. NIVEN LATIMER Nashville, Ark.- ( Special ) Nivan Latimer, 35, was killed instantly about midnight Tuesday between Hatter Gap and Page, Okla. when his lumber truck got out of control and was wrecked. Latimer was a former resident of Mineral Springs, but was living in Hatten Gap at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Cleo Jones of Mineral Springs, two children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Latimer of Lockesburg. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Latimer, O.O.
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
De Queen Bee - ( Special )
Funeral services for O.O. Latimr who died at 8 a.m. Friday following a heart attack, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Melrose Church with Rev.J.T. Hill officiating. Burial will be inthe Bellville Cemetery. He was a well know farmer and the manager of the farmers co-operative store in Lockesburg. He was a native and life long resident of Sevier County. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Howard of East Lansing, Mich., and Robert of Lake Village, Ark; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bitiel of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. James Tollett of Urbana, Ill; his mother, Mrs. Jim Latimer of Lockesburg; two brothers, Eunice Latimer of Lockesburg and S.S. Latimer of Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. L. L. Shelly of Lockesburg, Mrs. John Seymour of Fulton, Mrs. Bland Holt and Mrs. Robbie Needham of De Queen, Mrs. Bryan Holt of New Boston, Mrs. Cephas Dellinger of Texarkana; and five grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be member of the Damascus Baptist Church.


Latimer, Unice
May 24, 1895 - August 7, 1966
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Unice Latimer, 71, a retired farmer and stockman of Lockesburg, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in a De Queen hospital. He was lifelong resident of Sevier County and was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow ; a son Unice H. Latimer of Stamps; two daughters, Eugenia Clay of Lockesburg, and Mrs. Denvil Logan of Dallas; a brother , S.S. Latimer of Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. L.L. Shelly of Lockesburg, Mrs. J.W. Seymour of Fulton, Mrs. Bland Holt and Mrs. Robbie Needham both of De Queen, Mrs. W.B. Holt of New Boston, and Mrs. C.C. Dellinger of Texarkana; four grandchildren; and one great - grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery.


Lay, Rhoda Elizabeth Griffin
Submitted by: Debra Usry
COPPERAS COVE, TX
Rhoda Elizabeth Griffin Lay, 96, of Paris, Texas, died at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen on Saturday, June 5, 2004. Graveside funeral services were held at 3pm Monday, June 7, at Hopewell Cemetery in Paris with Dr. Randall Pery of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Sheppard Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. She was born in DeQueen, Arkansas, on January 27, 1908, to Laura Alice Murrey Griffin and Charlie Melvin Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Arthur Lay and a son, John William Lay. She is survived by four daughters and three sons, Valera Fay O'Neal of Copperas Cove, Texas ,Dixie Helen Weeks of Lone Oak, Val, Lois Justice of Deport, Texas, Shirley Elixabeth Hernandez of Mesquite, Texas, Arthur Melvin Lay and Gerry Dewight Lay of Paris and Douglas Farrell Lay of Bonham. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren


Leatherman, Mary Mae
Mar 22, 1919-Feb 16, 2006
Submitted by: S. Carroll Pearsall
Sulphur (OK) Times Democrat
Feb 24, 2006
Mary Mae Leatherman, 86, of Davis died Feb. 16, 2006 in Sulphur. Services were Feb. 18 at the Krien Chapel in Davis with Pastor Brad Jones officiating. Burial was at Green hill Cemetery in Davis.
She was born March 22, 1919 in Davis to Hershel and Mae (Bozarth) Whitaker. She grew up and attended school in Hennepin. She later met and married Alfred James Aaron in wilson, and they moved to De Queen, Ark., where they raised their family.
After his death, she met and married Roger Leatherman in DeQueen. In 1992, they moved to the Davis and Sulphur area, where she remained until her death. She took pleasure in living among the Arbuckle Mountains.
She enjoyed her work as an LPN because she loved caring for people, especially her family. She was an avid reader of the Bible and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her husband Roger; four children, Guy Aaron of Dougherty, Pam Fox of Mannsville, Casey Wood of Conroe, Texas, and Eve Putnam of Davis; a brother, John Whitaker of DeQueen, two sisters, Nancy Rands and Helen Vick, both of Horatio, Ark.; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceeded in death by her parents, a brother, Hershel Whitaker, and five sisters, Wanda Henry, Joyce Spriggs, Pat Barringer, Jean Hood, and Ruth Kellums. Pallbearers were Charles Hill, Joe Pack, Greg Pack, John Becker, Eddie Torres, and Stanley Vernon. Honorary bearer was Ed Warner.


Leopard, George Sherman
Submitted by: Tom Jones
George Sherman Leopard, aged 67, resident of Gillham, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 in De Queen Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter, minister, officiating. Burial followed in Valley Cemetery. He was born June 24, 1931 in Battiest, Okla.; was a retired truck driver; safety supervisor for Brazos Transport; a veteran of the Korean Conflict; a rancher; and a member of De Queen Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mae Leopard of Gillham; two sons, Jimmy Leopard of Hope and Greg Leopard of Gillham; one sister, Gladys Harris of Carlsbad, NM; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Lewis, Martha E.
Submitted by: Carol M. Gaudette
The Cumberland Presbyterian
April 27, 1899
Martha E. Lewis, wife of Rev. S.T. Lewis, died at Brownstown, Ark., February 27, 1899. She was born October 19, 1854; professed religion at the age of 17; joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1875, in which she lived a loyal member till death. She was a devoted wife and mother, a faithful and consecrated Christian: to know her was to love her. Her afflictions were borne patiently, God’s staff comforting her. Her faith was triumphant and she rejoiced in the hour of death, leaving evidence that she was ready to meet the summons. She leaves behind a husband, five children and a host of friends. She fell asleep on earth to awake in heaven. We miss her. M.D. Williams, Pastor. Lockesburg, Ark.


Little, Donald Anderson
March 18, 1913 - Jan. 19, 1999
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Donald Anderson Little, 85, of Texarkana, Texas,died Tuesday Jan., 19, 1999, in a local hospital. Mr. Little was born March 18, 1913, in Lockesburg, Ark. He was retired from Day & Zimmermann Inc. member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church and Men's Bible Class and former choir member. Survivors include his wife, Faye Wilson Little of Texarkana; one son, J.R. Little of Texarkana; one daughter, Joan Everett of Texarkana; one brother Lon Little of Henderson, Texas; five grandchildren, Lisa Smith, Lisa Martin, Chad Everett, Craig Everett and Kirk Everett; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Texarkana Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matt Idom officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will be at 4209 E. Jan Circle, Texarkana, Texas.


Little, Mrs. Leana Eleanor
May 15, 1874 - August 27, 1953
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Leana Eleanor Little, 78, longtime resident of Lockesburg, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Caude Reeder, of the Rock Hill Community near Lockesburg. Mrs. Little, widow of W.B. Little, was a member of the Methodist church. A lifetime resident of Arkansas, Mrs. Little was born on May 15, 1874. Survivors include three sons, Lon T. Little of Laird Hill, Texas, Ned Little of Bethany, Okla., and Donald Little of Texarkana; three daughters, Mrs. Reeder, Mrs. Fannie Johnson of Hooks, and Mrs. Nina Davis of Pomona, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Lockesburg Methodist church with the Rev. Joy Callicott and the Rev. Elton Wood officiating. burial will be in the Old Union cemetery.


Little, Mrs. Margaret Jane Ferguson
De Queen, Ark., Friday, Oct. 12, 1928
Obituary of a Pioneer of Sevier County
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Margaret Jane Ferguson Little passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N.S. Shinn October 6, 1928, at five a.m. after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Little was born in Georgia, October 12, 1839 lacking six days of reaching her 89th birthday. Mrs. Little came to Arkansas in 1858 and the same year was married to Alex Little who preceded her to the better land nineteen years ago. To this union were born 12 children, four of who died in infancy. Four sons, Marion Little of Arizona, Tom Little of Oklahoma, W.B. and Walter Little of Lockesburg, and four daughters, Mesdames J.C. Johnson, N.S. Shinn, G.B. Lowrey and S.A. Hale, all living in Arkansas. There are sixty grandchildren and seventy great grandchildren living today to mourn the loss of a faithful old mother and grandmother.
Everything that human hands and loving hearts could do was lavished upon her during her last days by her children, all being present except her eldest son, Marion who lives in Arizona. Two brothers, Alfred Ferguson of De Queen and John Ferguson of Nashville, attended the funeral of their sister. Mr. and Mrs. Little were charter members of the Baptist church at Union church four miles north of Lockesburg, which was organized soon after they were married. Later in years they located near Lockesburg and under the leadership of Rev. Tally, in 1880 they joined the Cumberland Presbytrian church and worshipped with that church as long as she was able to attend a service. Mrs. Little was not a modern mother and wife. She belonged to the old type of home builders; she knew nothing of the so-called society of today - a quiet, unpretentious mother who liked to serve her family and and God. She loved her neighbors and enjoyed her host of friends. It was her delight to minister to the sick or help to relieve suffering. She was a typical Southern woman, having felt the ravaging experiences of the Civil War, but when old age came on she determined to forget the past and to " Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ." The heartaches and bodily pains, the disappointed hope of life, poverty, sickness and separations of family all are forgotten when the dawn of that perfect day comes and God calls His children to come home. Grandmother Little was ready, eagerly listening for this call, and when she realized her call had come she was perfectly rational, called her children to her bedside, bade each one good-bye. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, their works do follow them. The funeral was held in the Union church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mattingly of the Presbyterian church; Rev.J.C. Johnson and Rev. L.C. Gatlin of the Methodist church; two laymen who were old time friends and neighbors, W.S. Johnson of Gillham and Judge J.S. Steel of De Queen. All spoke lovingly of this sainted mother and wonderful Christian life she has left to help mould the lives of her offsprings into useful man and womanhood. The beautiful floral offerings held their place in the last sad rites for this mother, but nothing could testify to the devotion of her family more than that displayed by her six grandsons, who took the casket holding the body of their old grand-mother so tenderly in their hands and placed it in the grave prepared for her last earthly resting place. " Servant of God, well done, Rest from thy loved employ, The battle's fought, the victory won, Enter they Masters joy."


Little, Marion Alexander
July 6, 1869 - May 20, 1950
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Marion Alexander Little, 81, died at his home in Lockesburg Sunday May 20, at 9 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lockesburg Methodist church with the Rev. Joy Callicott officiating. Survivors are his wife, two sons, Elmer Little, Denison, Texas and Alec Little, Decatur, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Ollie me Cox, Anadarko, Okla., Mrs. Viola Simpson, Chowchilla, Calif., and Mrs. Evelyn Williams, Dennison, Texas; one brother, W.A. Little, Lockesburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Shinn and Mrs. Pet Hale,Lockesburg; Mrs. Emma Green, of Louisiana; nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.


Little, Walter Anderson
Dec. 20, 1874 - Dec. 7, 1951
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Walter Anderson Little, 76, well-known farmer of the Rock Hill community near Lockesburg, died at his home Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m.Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. in the Lockesburg Methodist church with the Rev.Joy Callicott officiating. Interment will be in Old Union cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mr. Little was a native of Lockesburg, born December 20, 1874. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are his wife, four sons, Otto Littlel, Wetumka, Okla., Reuel Little, Tyler, Texas, Cecil and Christy Little, Okmulgee, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Faye Hooker, Arden, Mrs. Eloise Jinnings, Nashville and Mrs. Ida Ellen Snow, Fort Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Green, El Dorado, Mrs. Zora Shinn and Mrs. Pete Hale, Lockesburg; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Locke, james "Jim"
Submitted by: Barbara Holman; mikeandlauri@sbcglobal.net
The DeQueen Bee (DeQueen, Arkansas)
Thu, 10 Feb 2000

Mr. James "Jim" Steadman LOCKE, age 88, a resident of DeQueen, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 29, 2000 in the DeQueen Regional Medical Center. He was born on Tuesday, February 14, 1911 in Lockesburg, Arkansas to the late James F. and Cora Davis LOCKE. He was a retired supervisor for Weyerhaeuser, and a member of the Sweet Home Lodge #461, the Bellville Lodge #35, the Scottish Rite Valley of Ft. Smith, Texarkana Chapter #78, the Gideons, and the First Baptist Church of DeQueen where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his wife: Corinne McWhorter Locke on November 15, 1980; three brothers; four sisters; and two great-grandsons. He is survived by one son: James W. Locke of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; two daughters and sons-in-law; Margaret and Olin Hill of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Betty and Jimmie Taylor of Winnsboro, Louisiana; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Locke were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2000 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmie Taylor and Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Oddfellows Section of the Lockesburg Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday evening at the Funeral Home.


Locke, James Francis
Submitted by: Barbara Holman; LauriDooleyMiller@gmail.com
Arkansas Methodist (newspaper)
Wednesday, December 2, 1891

LOCKE.—Bro. James F. Locke was born in Limestone Co., Ala., July 29, 1825 and died at his home in Lockesburg, Ark., July 5, 1891. His death was very sudden and a great shock to his family and neighbors, as he died in less than one hour after he was stricken down. He professed religion in 1841, joined the Presbyterian Church—afterwards joined the Methodist Church, of which he was a member at his death. In talking to Bro. Roberson, his pastor, upon the subject of religion a short time before his death, he stated that death had no terrors for him; that his way was clear, that all was well. He came to Sevier Co. in 1843, where he has since resided; was married to Miss Permelia A. Miller in 1847. His devoted wife, “Aunt Kit”, and eight children survive him, his children all having attained their majority and settled in homes to themselves. His early life was spent upon the farm—farming was his chosen avocation, which he followed very successfully till 1871, when he came to Lockesburg and opened a hotel, which he has kept with equal success to the time of his death. The Masonic fraternity, of which he was a respected member, in resolutions upon the death of Bro. L. stated, “That in the death of Bro. Locke the lodge has lost a good member, the community a good citizen and his family a kind and indulgent parent and husband.” All who knew him would cheerfully bear this testimony. There are two features in his character especially worthy of mention. One was that he always saw life on the sunny side. He could treat troubles lightly. They could not cloud his sunshine and he delighted in making those with whom he was thrown pleasant. He loved a good joke and always had one at hand. He loved to meet an old comrade and rehearse the amusing incidents of camp life. It was refreshing to spend an hour with him, and hear his cheerful words and hearty laugh. Another was, he loved his family devotedly. He enjoyed their companionship, and was never more happy than when the children were all at home together, with all the grandchildren. They never came too often nor stayed too long. His interest in their welfare and comfort was most kind and constant; as also his ever faithful wife, to whose good judgement and counsel he ever gave the most considerate attention. O how sad is death in a happy home. May family and friends all so live that we may join our friend again in that better world. A.C. STEEL,
Alex LUTHER.
Family note: He died of a heart attack after a squirrel hunt.


Locke, "Aunt Kit"
Submitted by: HolmanBE@aol.com
The DeQueen Bee (DeQueen, Arkansas)
Friday, September 5, 1913
ESTIMABLE SEVIER COUNTY WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME AT LOCKESBUG SATURDAY A BUSY AND USEFUL LIFE Came Here Before 1850 and for Many Years Conducted a Hotel "Aunt Kit" Locke, who was stricken with paralysis at her home at Lockesburg, Aug. 23, passed away last Saturday night, at the age of 85. "Aunt Kit" was formerly Miss Parmelia Miller, and came to Sevier county prior to 1850, from Limestone County, Alabama, with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bell, the parents of our fellow townsman, Thos. Bell. Not a great while after her arrival here she was married to Jas. F. Locke, who passed away about eighteen years ago. The town of Lockesburg was built on the land of Jas. F. Locke and his brother, and was named after the famliy. Aunt Kit's surviving children are Mrs. Travis Polk of Center Point, Mrs. Nalls of Lockesburg, Mrs. Annie Lambright of Ashdown, and Mr. Frank Locke, who formerly lived at Ashdown but who has made his home at Lockesburg for some time past. Two sons and three daughters preceded their mother to the spirit realm. With the passing of Aunt Kit Locke, Sevier county has lost one of its most admirable characters. Hers was a busy, uesful, cheerful life, devoted to doing good and scattering sunshine. Besides raising her own children, a number of her grandchildren have made their home with her, and in all she has inspired the same noble traits of character with whcih she herself was so richly endowed. For many years she has conducted the Locke Hotel, and her guests were delighted with her hospitality and her quaint and cheerful repartee. During her long life she has made many warm friends and enjoyed the profound respect and high esteem of all who were favored with her aquaintance.


Locklear, Mrs. Ida Jones
12/20/1894--5/19/1940
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK May 1st.1940
Funeral services was held in Dallas , Texas Friday, April 19th. Mrs Locklear was born and reared in De Queen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Jones of De Queen. She was found dead at her home in Dallas Thursday morning , the result of a heart attack. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Marguerite Nulick of Dallas, Texas and one Granddaughter LaJaun Nulick also of Dallas, Texas. One sister Mrs. Albert Russell, four brothers Tom, George, John and Bud Jones all of De Queen, and who attended the funeral. Attending the funeral from De Queen were Mrs. Albert Russell Tom Jones, George Jones, Bud Jones, John Jones. Also attending were Albert Russell, Mrs. Elbert Hughes (Lois), Mrs. Jack Caldwell (Jewel), and Marvin Whitley. Also Mrs. Drew Wason (Nena) of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.


Love, Doris

Submitted by: Tom Jones
Mrs. Doris Love, aged 58, resident of Lockesburg, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 in University of Arkansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 in Greens Chapel Methodist Church with Bro. Denzil Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Greens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. She was born Sept. 9, 1940 at Greens Chapel; was a mail carrier; and a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her mother, Ruthie Lee Watson of Lockesburg.


Lovell, Lucy Jewel Lovell-Gibson
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
Mrs. Lucy Jewell Gibson Lovell, age 91, resident of Bossier City, La., and formerly of Horatio, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Garden Court Nursing Home at Bossier City. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in Horatio Cemetery with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. She was born Sept. 7, 1910 at Horatio to Wade and Amanda Elizabeth Fenton Slaton; was a member of First Baptist Church of Horatio; and a homemaker. She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Lawrence H. Gibson and Forest Lovell; a son, Roger M. Gibson; and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by three grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.


Loyd, Melva Joyce Smith
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Melva Joyce Smith Loyd, 70, of Tucumcani, N.M. died Friday August 27, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Loyd was born June 30, 1929 in Lockesburg, Ark.She was a homemaker and member of the Good Sams Club. Survivors include her husband, Onis Loyd; two daughters, Leah Joyce Young of Shawnee, Kan., and JoAnn McAnally of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Nelda Finch of Grove, Okla., and Mary Lynn Lathem of Odessa, Texas; two brothers, Muriel Smith of Fort Worth, Texas , and Jerry Smith of Rockwall, Texas; one grand-daughter, Robbin Ring of Kansas City, Mo; and a number of neices, nephews and other relatives. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bellville Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Fish officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tucumcari Hospice.


Lundry, George M.

Submitted by: Linda Hardman
Published in the Arkansas Gazette - Little Rock, Arkansas - June 2, 1969
DE QUEEN - George M. Lundry, aged 79, of Lockesburg (Sevier County) died Friday. He was a retired lumberman and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife: four sons, George Lundry of Texas, Ed Lundry of Pine Bluff, Allen Joe Lundry of Georgia and Frank Lundry of California; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. Smith or Oregon, Mrs. W. A. Ellis and Mrs. Al Borba, both of California, Mrs. Martin Seals of Ashdown and Mrs. Willie Hickman of Arizona; a brother, Dave Lundry of Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Turner Hampton of Misouri, 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lockesburg Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lone Valley Cemetery at Sims at 2 p.m. by Wilkerson Funeral Service.


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