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Nall, George
Submitted by:
"The Chronicle" (Lockesburg Arkansas newspaper, photocopy at Lockesburg City Hall) dated April 2, 1884
At Lockesburg Arkansas, April the 2nd Mr. George Nall in the 48th year of his age. Mr. Nall was a citizen of Lockesburg from the time it became the county city, until his death and was well known in this and adjoining counties and was beloved by all who knew him. We can hardly realize that we will see his cheerful face and hear his friendly greets no more. As a friend he was kind, as a neighbor he was obliging, as a husband he was devoted, as a father he was affectionate, no sufferers appeal went unheeded by him. His remains were followed to Belleville Cemetery by a large concourse of people where he was buried by the Masonic Fraternity of which he was a member. The weeping wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community.

Needham, Bobby Jim
Sept. 28, 1931 - Dec. 24, 1957
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Funeral services for Bobby Jim Nedham, 26, who died in a De Queen hospital at 2 p.m. Tuesday following a short illness, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Wilkerson Funeral chapel with the Rev. Charles Helms, pastor of the Rose Hill Memorial Baptist church and Dr. Fred Savage, pastor of First Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Bellville cemetery south of Lockesburg. Bobby Jim, a business major at the University of Arkasnas, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robbie E. Needham of De Queen. He was born September 28, 1931 at Lockesburg and was graduated from De Queen high school in 1950. He was drum major in the high school band and following graduation attended Arkansas Tech at Russellville where he was drum major for the Tech band. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and had been attendiing the University of Arkansas for the past year and half. He would have received his degree in accounting at the end of the present semester. Survivors in addition to his parents are two sisters, Linda kay Needham of De Queen and Mrs. Earlene Humphrey of Hutchison, Kansas; two brothers, Wendell and Danny Needham of De Queen; Paternal grandmother, Mrs. R.A. Needham of Lockesburg and Maternal grandmother, Mrs. James Latimer of De Queen. He was a member of the Baptist church at Fayetteville. Pallbearers were cousins of the deceased, Howard Latimer, Robert Latimer, Jim Henry Latimer, Edward Latimer, Jerry Latimer and Eunice H. Latimer.

Needham, Chanie Alice Doss
from DeQueen, Bee
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Chanie Alice Doss Needham of Little Rock, Ark., passed away, Saturday , December 18, 2004. She was born May 22, 1919 in Lockesburg, Ark. She was the daughter of Carlie and Letha Doss. She is survived by one daughter, Dennis Lynn Boles, four granddaughters, Kimberly Melchor, Melynda Weber, Rachelle Pelham, all of Houston, Texas, and Paula Baylot of Vickesburg, Miss; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Ragan of Little Rock, Ark.She was also loved by several nieces and newphews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Lee Needham; one daughter , Dianna Loy Needham and five brothers and six sisters. Graveside funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2004 in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Lockesburg, Ark., with Pastor Wesley Blankenship officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in DeQueen. The family received friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 20th at the funeral home.

Needham, Robbie E.
Oct. 11, 1909 - April 29, 1972
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Services for Robbie E. Needham, 62, of DeQueen, who died Saturday in a De Queen hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilkerson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Guy Culver officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Bellville Cemetery. Mr. Needham was born Oct. 11, 1909, near Horatio, Ark. He was a retired employe of the Southwestern Electric and Power Co. Mr Needham was a Baptist and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Latimer Needham of De Queen; two sons, Wendell L. Needham of De Queen, and James Daniel Needham of Ft. Ord. Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Earlene Humphrey of Benton, Ark. and Mrs. Linda Kaye Finley of Butzbach, Germany; his mother, Mrs. Jimmie Needham of De Queen ; and six grandchildren.

Needham, Robert A.
March 8, 1872 - May 23, 1957
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Funeral services for Robert A. Needham, 85, a resident of Belleville community who died unexpected at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, May 23 while visiting at the home of a neighbor, were held Saturday May 25, at 3:30 p.m. at Belleville church. Rev.Fred Savage and Rev. J.T. Hill officiated. Burial was in Belleville cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. A life-long resident of Sevier county, he was born March 8, 1872 in Brownstown. He was a member of the Damascus Baptist church at Melrose. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Robbie Needham, De Queen and Hubert Needham, Prescott; three daughters, Mrs. Lena McDonald, Tishomingo, Okla., Mrs. Lois Wilson, Hawkins,Tex. and Mrs. Dixie Smith, Lockesburg; two brothers, Tom Needham, Hot Springs and Charles Needham, Foreman; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Mitchell, Center Point, Mrs. Emma Pugh, Dallas, Tex. and Mrs. Lillie Pendergrass, California; 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be O.O. Latimer, Bart Bartlely, Allan Baker, Hugh Berry, Hemphill Bizzel and Claude Pell. Honorary pallbearers will be Odie Walker, Tom Spears, J.W. Clay, Lon McDonald, Jess Pickesn, Arthur Bandy, E.K. Edwards, Nat Harrison, Charley Gore and John Sharp.

Nelson, Alice Corinne Wyatt
Died 6 Sep 1933, buried 8 Sep 1933
Submitted by: Chris Nelson
Mrs. A. C. Nelson, 83 Dies At Home Of Son Mrs. Alice Corinne Wyatt Nelson died at the home of her son, Rufus J. Nelson 327 West Lafayette, Fayetteville, Tuesday Sept. 5, 8 p. m., following a long illness. Funeral services were held at Moore's funeral chapel at 4 o'clock Wednesday Afternoon, Dr J. T. Gillespie of the First Baptist church, officiating. The Body was taken to DeQueen, Ark., her former home for interment Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Nelson was born July 10 1880, at Little Rock, daughter of Isom W. Wyatt, an early settler in Little Rock. On Dec. 23, 1866, at Washington, in Hempstead County, she was married to Samuel Houston Nelson, who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1925, at the age of 82. Mrs Nelson was 83 years, one moth and 25 days old at the time of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson moved to DeQueen, Ark., which was their home for many years, and came to Fayetteville 13 years ago. Mrs. Nelson was converted and joined the Baptist church in early life, and at the time of her death was a member of the First Baptist church, Fayetteville. Of her it is said: "She was one who was peaceable and faithful; a mother in every sense of the word. Her life stands out as a shining light to those who knew and loved her as "Grandma" Nelson. She was the mother of nine children, only three of whom survive: Oscar C. Nelson of Eagletown, Okla.; Samuel E. Nelson of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Rufus J. Nelson, Fayetteville. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

Nelson, Sam Huston
De Queen Bee Jan. 9, 1925
Submitted by: Chris Nelson
Born Aug. 19, 1847 married Alice Wyatt died Jan. 4, 1925 The had nine children, five girls and four boys. Mr. Nelson served in Civil War, going from Hempstead Co. with the 4th Arkansas Regiment. He fought in the first battle of the War. He always attended the annual reunion on the Cossatot. He is buried at Redmen Cemetery. Attending the funeral: Rufus Nelson, Fayetteville O. C. Nelson and family, Eagletown Mr. And Mrs. Henry Stacks, Heavener, Okla. Mrs. James Cobb, Texarkana

Nethery, Elizabeth C. Rush
DeQueen Bee
Submitted by: Loyal E. Nethery
Aunt Lizza Netherly passed away from this world last Tuesday evening. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She has been a good, true Christian ever since girlhood. She was over seventy years of age. She had told a number of people that her time was done with in this world and that she was ready to go, and thanked God and praised the Lord that she knew it. The remains were laid to rest at the Mill Creek cemetery Wednesday, July 21.

Nethery, R.L.
Submitted by: Loyal E. Nethery
Obituary in the DeQueen Bee, November 1, 1918
R.L. Nethery, one of Sevier county's most prominent and highly respected citizens, died at his home from an attack of influenza Sunday, Oct 20, at 9 a.m. The remains were laid to rest in the Mill Creek cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. F.P. Doak. R.L. Nethery was married to Miss Nancy Morphew, the daughter of Uncle Billy Morphew, of near Cheatham. Five children came to brighten their home, four girls and one boy. At the time of his death, their son and three of their daughters were victims of the influenza. The deceased is survived by his wife, ??? children and three brothers, J.W. and A.A. Neathery of Kemp, Okla., and C.C. Nethery of Bokchito, Okla. Mr. Nethery was born in Sevier county April 13, 1878, and lived here all of his life except for a short time while in Oklahoma. His large circle of friends were shocked to hear of his untimely death, and the heartfelt sympathy of all go to the bereaved ???. A Friend

Nethery, W.W
Submitted by: Yvonne
Loyal E. Nethery We were shocked to learn of the death of our friend and neighbor W.W. NETHERY, which occurred on May 25. He was stricken about 9 o'clock p.m. on the 24th and passed away on the following day. He was helpless and unconcious from the time of the stroke till his death. The remains were laid to rest in the presence of a large crowd at Mill Creek Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by J.R. Pearce. One more Confederate veteran has passed away. Mr. Nethery was a volunteer from St. Augustine County, Texas, and made a brave soldier. He had lived in Sevier County since 1873. He left a host of friends to mourn his death.

Nix, Arnold E.
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
Arnold E Nix, aged 78, resident of Fort Worth, Tex., died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 in Laurel Lane Memorial Chapel at Fort Worth. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Millwee Cemetery in De Queen under the direction of Laurel Lane Funeral Home of Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 11, 1919 in Horatio; was retired from the Civil Service in 1969; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Highland Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Lovell Nix of Fort Worth, Tex.; two sons, Ronald E. Nix of Arlington, Tex., and Melvin Lee Nix of San Antonio, Tex.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Norwood, Delta Myrtle Richardson
Texarkana Gazette - Wednesday, May 11, 1994
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Delta Myrtle Richardson Norwood, 88, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Monday, May 9, 1994, in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Norwood was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Lockesburg. She was a retired school teacher, retired from the Bank of Lockesburg, member of First Methodist Church, charter member of Lockesburg Garden Club and lifetime member of Sevier County Historical Society. Survivors include one sister, Dorothy L. Mashburn of Magnolia, Ark.; one neice, Margaret Duncan of Morris, Okla.; and two nephews, Billy Richardson of Okmulgee, Okla., and James Lee of De Queen. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Lockesburg, with the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Norwood, Lydia
Texarkana Gazette: 11/19/98
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
De QUEEN, Ark.-Lydia Inez McLeod Norwood, 91, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in Texarkana. Mrs. Norwood was born Nov. 11, 1907, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker and charter member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee Norwood, in 1995. Survivors include one son, Hubert D. Norwood of Texarkana; two granddaughters, Glenda Redden of Hooks, Texas, and Karon Khan of Texarkana; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lynn McBryde and John Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery.

Norwood, Dr. M.L.
Arkansas Gazette, Sat. Oct. 9, 1954
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Dr. M.L. Norwood, aged 79, a practicing physician at Lockesburg for more than 50 years, died Thursday at a hospital at Little Rock. He was born at Paracliffta ( Sevier County ) January 12, 1875, and had lived here about 59 years. he was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and had served on the Lockesburg School Board 30 years. Dr. Norwood was a member of the American and Southern Medical Associations, a charter member of the American Academy of General Practitioners and the Lockesburg Lions Club. He was president of the Arkansas Medical Society in 1916 -17 and had served on the Legislative Commitee the last 35 years. He was president of the Bank of Lockesburg and the Board of Stewards at the Methodist Church here. Survivors include a son, R.C. Norwood of Lockesburg; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Hampson; a brother, Hal L. Norwood of Mena, former attorney general of Arkansas, and a grandson. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church at Lockesburg by Rev. Joy Callicott. Burial with Masonic services will be at Lockesburg Cemetery.

Norwood, Mrs. Mary Frances Koger
Nov. 26, 1907 - March 15, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Mary Frances Koger Norwood, aged 90, resident of DeQueen, died Sunday, March 15, 1998 in De Queen Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Fish officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery. She was born Nov. 26, 1907 at Acorm; was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church. she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart P. Norwood in 1981. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Norwood of Ft. Worth, Tex.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

Norwood, Robbie Custer
Oct. 7, 1900 - July 14, 1973
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Robbie Custer Norwood, aged 73, retired resident of Lockesburg, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 in De Queen General Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Lockesburg Methodist church with Rev. J.R. Callicott, Rev. Alma Dooley, Rev. John Henry Williams and Rev. James Cannon officiating. Burial was in Lockesburg cemetery. He was born Oct. 7, 1900 at Lockesburg and was the son of M.L. and Kate Steel Norwood. He was a member of Lockesburg Methodist church and teacher of the Norwood Sunday School class for a number of years. He was employed by the Bank of Lockesburg in 1924 and became president in 1954, and served until his retirement in 1971. He was a charter member of the Lockesburg Lions club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Delta Richardson Norwood; one sister, Mrs. Leonard Hampson, Lockesburg; one nephew, Leonard L. Hampson, Little Rock and two great nephews, Kevin and Carson Hampson, Little Rock. Pallbearers were James Lea, Alvie Houser, Hemphill Bizzell, Kenneth Keith, Walker Zachry and Lawrence Hill

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