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Parker, Robert Earl
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Robert Earl Parker, 80, of Horatio, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in Rowlett, Texas. Mr. Parker was born June 14, 1927, in Horatio. He was a retired accountant for Penrod Drilling Co., a past member of the Lions Club, a member of the Hunt Retirees and First Baptist Church, Horatio, and a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lela Gibson Parker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Allen LupPlace and Barbara and Jeff Jarvis of Rowlett; one son, Robert Gregg Parker of Dallas; two brothers, R.W. Parker of Houston and Paul Eugene Parker of Conroe, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Coy Arnold and J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Parson, Katelen
9/14/1998--11/14/1998
Texarkana Gazette:12/15/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-Katelen Shyann Parson, infant daughter of Bobby and Angela Parson of Lockesburg, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, in a local medical center. Katelen was born Sept. 14, 1998, in De Queen. Other survivors include one brother, Drew Parson; one sister, Courtney Parson; her grandparents, J.W. and Sally Parson of Lockesburg and Cliff and Lillie Norwood of De Queen; her great-grandparents, Royalene Jester of Alleene, Ark., and Willard Parson of Lockesburg; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Clark officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery.


Payne, Vera
Submitted by: Jim Huckaby
De Queen Daily Citizen / De Queen Bee, De Queen, Sevier Co., AR
May 27, 2006
Mrs. Gardie Vera Forehand Payne, age 81, a resident of De Queen, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 in the Crystal Falls Nursing Center. She was born June 2, 1924 in Cove to James P. and Nora Mae Price Forehand and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church at Sash, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Payne; her parents; three brothers, Darrell, Mike and Robert; three sisters, Lois, Geneva, and Gracie Bell and a great-grandson, Austin. She is survived by three sons, Dwight Payne of Lockesburg, Dayne Payne of Horatio, and Darrell Payne of De Queen; one daughter, Margaret Knighten of Foreman; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 22 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.L. Walker and Rev. Wallace Wooten officiating. Burial followed in the Old Center Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m


Pearce, Larry Charles
DeQueen Bee (1999-7-30)
Submitted by: jj johnson
Larry Charles Pearce, aged 51, resident of San Bernardino, Calif., died Monday, July 19, 1999 in San Bernardino. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Staggs officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born May 21, 1948 in Upland, Calif.; and was a salesman. He is survived by one son, Matthew Lloyd Pearce of Grover Beach, Calif.; his mother, Bobbie J. Cook of De Queen; his father, Charles L. Pearce of Texarkana; one brother, Timothy Pearce of De Queen; two half-brothers, Michael Pearce of the U.S. Military and Christopher Pearce of Texarkana, Tex.; one granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Penney, Mr. James
Sept. 4, 1916 - Feb. 16, 1999
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Services for Mr. James Penney, 82, Tyler, beloved husband, father and grandfather, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Paul Powell officiating. Interment will be in the Falls Chapel Cemetery, located on lands given by his paternal grandparents, south of Lockesburg, Arkansas, under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas at 4:00 p.m. Friday February 19, 1999. Mr. Penney passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 16, 1999. He was born September 4, 1916, in Falls Chapel, Arkansas, to James Thomas and Nellie Geneva Rayburn Penney, who predeceased him. He was married in Lockesburg in 1939 to Ira Lee Huffman, who died in Tyler in 1974. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Robert Rayburn Penny of Carrollton, and Forest Edward Penney of Daingerfield. And also by a granddaughter, Penney Williams Yates. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, and worked in the timber business for several years. He was an insurance Adjuster for General Adjustment Bureau, and retired from the Gulf Insurance Company in 1980. He was married in 1975 to Anna Rowden of Tyler, who survives him. Other survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Alton Guest of Texarkana, Barbie and Ron Hearne of Garland; step daughters, Susan Rowden of Garland, Cindy and Ray Jadid of Vancouver, Wa.; grandchildren, James and Angie Guest of Texarkana, Courtney Hearne of Garland, Jordan Hearne of Garland, Susanna Jadid of Vancouver,Wa.; great-grandchildren, Brady Williams, Megan Yates, Shelby Guest, Sydney Guest, all of Texarkana, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be form 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana.


Penney, Tom
March 4, 1884 - Jan. 7, 1974
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Tom Penney, aged 90, of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Daingerfield, Tex.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Falls Chapel Presbyterian church with Rev. Randy King officiating. Burial will be in Falls Chapel cemetery by Nail-Haggard Funeral Home of Daingerfield. He was born March 4, 1884 in Sevier county, was a retired farmer and a member of Falls Chapel Presbyterian church. Survivors include three sons, R.R. Penney, Memphis, Tenn., James Penney, Tyler,Tex., and Forrest Penney,Daingerfield; one step-son, J.T. Sharp, Daingerfield; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday in Falls Chapel Presbyterian church. Pallbearers will be John and Kenneth Keith, Estes Griffin, H.C. Minick, B.B. Clay, Paul and Frank McKellar and Richarad Sharp.


Pentecost, Charles R.
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Charles R. "Chase" Pentecost, aged 71, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Ida Cemetery. He was born Aug. 9, 1927 in Vivian, La.; was a retired color analyst for the Celanese Chemical Corporation; a Navy veteran of World War II; served in the Louisiana National Guard; and was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Pentecost of De Queen; one son, Ron Pentecost of Mt. Pleasant, Tex.; one daughter, Lisa Pentecost Caldwell of Sherwood; one sister, Betty Lamoreaux of Shreveport, La.; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, #2 Natural Resource Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.


Petty, Bathsheba Franks Smith
Submitted by: Chris Nelson
Bathsheba Franks Smith Petty widow of Louis Ledbetter Petty b. 29 Dec 1839 d. 23 June 1919 DeQueen Bee 27 Jun 1919 Cheatham Column: Our old and honored friend Mother Petty passed away into the Great Beyond last Monday. Mother was seventy-nine years of age and everybody loved her dearly. Besides her many friends, she leaves five children, Mrs. Pleas Brewer of the Valley, Mrs. Florence Taylor of Garvin, Oklahoma, Mr. Bud Petty of Maud, Oklahoma, Mrs., Ed L. Hughes and Mr. Jack Petty of this place to mourn her loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Mill Creek Cemetery Tuesday. Rev. Russell Brown of Gillham held funeral services.


Petty, L.L.
2 Mar 1827-10 Mar 1902
Submitted by: Chris Nelson
"The DeQueen Bee" page 4 March 21,1902
After a long illness, L. L. Petty, one of the oldest citizens of Sevier county, passed away at his home near the village which bears his name on the tenth day of March. Mr. Petty was a veteran of the civil war and was esteemed for his many sterling qualities. He took a great interest in the mineral developments in the locality where he lived, and entertained great hopes in their development. He lived a long and useful life and leaves behind him a good name. Peace to the ashes of L. L. Petty. Just above this Obituary is the meeting notes of the John H. Morgan Camp, No. 448 U. C. V., Saturday, March 12. which notes: The camp regrets to learn of the death of Comrade L. L. Petty, one of the oldest and most highly honored members of the camp, who, after a lingering illness, died on March 10 at his home at Petty. Comrade Petty was a member of Company A, Third Missouri Cavalry, and served through the late war with our fellow comrade and townsman, E. C. Johnson.


Pickens, Mrs. Melissa Ann
Feb. 10, 1867 - Dec. 31, 1959
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Melissa Ann Pickens, 92, widow of W.H. Pickens, resident of Melrose, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hutson Wardlaw, at 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bellville church with Rev. Omer Daniels and Rev. Fred Arnold officiating. Burial was in Bellville cemetery. Born Feb. 10, 1867 in Nevada county, she had been a resident of Sevier county for 80 years, and was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include two sons, Jess Pickens, De Queen, and Billy Pickens, Memphis, Tenn.; six daughters, Mrs. Betty Latimer, De Queen, Mrs. E.E. Harrison and Mrs. Wardlaw, Lockesburg, Mrs. W. E. Middleton, Mena, Mrs. W.L. Council, Kerrville, Tex., and Mrs. Jimmy Walters, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Ava Rayburn, Lockesburg, Mrs. Alba Ritter, Camden, and Mrs. Viola Penny, Dallas, Tex.; 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons, Greer Bell, Aubrey Graves, Curtis Carver, Ronnie Pickens, Robert Pickens and Leo Hogue.


Plunk, Thurman Leroy
Texarkana Gazette July 25, 1998
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
2/11/1943-7/31/1998
Thurman Leroy Plunk, aged 55, resident of De Queen, died Friday, July 31, 1998 in De Queen Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 in Horatio Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born Feb. 11, 1943 in Little River County. He is survived by his wife, Joyce McGarrah Plunk of De Queen; two sons, Wayne Plunk of Horatio and Randy Plunk of De Queen; one brother, W.R. Plunk of De Queen; one sister, Joyce Brown of Rogers; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Poole, Emma Lois Humphries
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Emma Lois Humphries Poole, 92, of Horatio, Ark., died Friday, April 2, 1999, in a local hospital. Mrs. Poole was born July 15, 1906, in Horatio. She was a homemaker, school district employee and member of Horatio Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Poole, who died in 1967; and a daughter, Frieda Sue Poole Bartlett, who died in 1990. Survivors include one son, Dr. Jerry D. Poole of Conway, Ark.; one sister, Sue Wallace of De Queen; four grandchildren, Kim Bartlett of De Queen, Leslie Neeland of Las Vegas, Nev., and Melinda Adams and Wallace Poole of Conway; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relaties. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Millwee Cemetery.


Poole, Zona Ruth
Submitted by: Myrna Wells
Zona Ruth Poole, 93, of Fort Smith, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, in a local hospital. She graduated from Magnolia A&M College and was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church. She was an elementary school teacher, a recording secretary for a radio station, and worked for Bible Fellowship Inc. of Dallas. Funeral will be10 a.m. Monday at Grand Avenue Baptist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction pf Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by two brothers, Oscar of Shreveport, LA, and Paul of Cabot; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family will vivit with friends 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 921 N. 39 St., Fort Smith, AR 72903, or to the charity of your choice.


Porterfield, Dorothy Nell Neiman
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Dorothy Nell Neiman Porterfield, 71, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Texarkana, Texas. Mrs. Porterfield was born April 16, 1927, in Fouke, Ark. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd D. Porterfield, on March 21, 1984. Survivors include two sons, Wayne McDonald of Lockesburg and David Porterfield of Nashville, Ark.; four daughters, Linda Irvan of Clarksville, Tenn., Wanda Cox and Jean Ryan of Nashville and Shirley Edwards of Grand Prairie, Texas; two stepsons, Bobby Porterfield of Olmstead, Ky., and Don Porterfield of Russellville, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Kay Basham of Russellville; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Henry Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery.


Proctor, Mary Lucille Ramsey
Submitted by: Carol Stanton
Mary Lucille Ramsey Proctor was born 8 Sept 1917 in Lockesburg, Sevier Co, AR to Oda Kalb Ramsey & Lillie Belle Little. Mary Lucille was the 3rd child of 8 children. Her family moved to Wetumka, Hughes Co, OK where she went to school & married Ollie William Proctor (1911-1997). They had 4 children born in Wetumka, OK who were: Clyde Phillip Proctor, Merrijo Proctor, Billy Mike Proctor & Thomas Lee Proctor (1942-1980). They moved to Buena Park, CA during WWII so that Ollie could work. The family lived there until their move back to Wetumka, OK about 1982. Mary Lucille Ramsey Proctor finished her high school education with her daughter, Merrijo Proctor. Mary Lucille worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years. While she was living in Buena Park, CA, she & Ollie won a Best Citizens Award & were honored for their accomplishments by the city of Buena Park. She was an active member of the Methodist Church in Wetumka, OK & enjoyed many outside activities. She spent her last 4 months living in Norco, CA near her son, Billy Mike Proctor. She passed away on March 9, 2001 & her body was taken back to be buried at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, OK next to her husband, Ollie & her son, Thomas.


Putty, Hazel
Texarkana Gazette July 25, 1998

De QUEEN, Ark.-Hazel "Nanny" Arminda Hampson Putty, 83, of De Queen died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Putty was born Sept. 18, 1914, in De Queen. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon R. Putty, in 1984. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim and Esther Parker of Lake Kiowa, Texas, and W.R. "Buddy" Putty Jr. of De Queen; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Tom Thompson of Terrell, Texas, and Myrna and J.C. Cooper of Ashdown, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 4 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Fish and Nathan Smythe officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery.


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