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Sanders, Verna
Submitted by: Charlotte Manuel
McCurtain Gazette; Thursday June 4, 1998
Sanders Rites Set Saturday Verna Sanders, 94 of Idabel, died Wednesday , June 3 in Idabel. She was born OCT. 2, 1903 in Locksburg AR. Sanders had lived most of her life in McCurtain Co. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a member of the Sunshine Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Drebon Sanders, in 1973. Survivers include one son, Russell Sandres of Idabel, three grandchildren, Roger Sandres of Idabel, Howard Sandres of Chickasha, and David Sandres of Houston, TX' amd three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Norwood-Leonard Chapel, Idabel, with the Rev. Miles Wesner officiating. Burial will follow in Denison Cemetery.


Schmidt, Joseph H. "Bud"
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Joseph H. "Bud" Schmidt, aged 76, resident of De Queen, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 in Millwee Cemetery with Rev. Wallace White officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Arcadia, Tex.; and was owner and operator of B&B Custom Slaughter in De Queen for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Duff Schmidt; one son, Rodney Schmidt of Arden; one daughter, Rita Schmidt of De Queen; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.


Selman, Cecil Garrett
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Cecil Garrett Selman, aged 82, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in Wadley Regional Medical Center at Texarkana. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 in Avon Cemetery with Rev. J.T. Hill officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral home. He was born Feb. 20, 1916 in Green’s Chapel; was a veteran of World War II; a retired rancher; and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Florine Lichlyter Selman, on Sept. 10, 1988. He is survived by two sons, Bobby Ray of De Queen and Jimmy Bethel of Hatton; three daughters, Doylene Young of Mt. Pleasant, Tex., Sue Dampier of De Queen and Sandra Graham of Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will be at the Selman home.


Sharp, John
6/27/1952--1/23/1998
Texarkana Gazette October, 1, 1998
De QUEEN, Ark.--John Thompson Sharp, 46, of Richardson, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at his home. Mr. Sharp was born June 27, 1952, in Paris, Texas. He was a communications worker and member of First Baptist Church, Daingerfield, Texas. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Thompson Sharp of Daingerfield; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Terry Sharp of Fort Worth, Texas; and one niece, Jacqueline Sharp of Van Buren, Ark. Graveside memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Redmen Cemetery with the Rev. John Desmond officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Liver Foundation, 1425 Tompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J., 07009, or First Baptist Church, Daingerfield.


Sharp, Mrs. Mabel
1/5/1898--2/26/1983
De Queen Bee 3/3/1983
Mrs Mabel Edna Stoker Sharp, aged 85, resident of Winthrop died Saturday , Feb. 26 at her home. . Service. were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in the Reorganized church of latter Day Saints at Winthrop with Eld. Derrell Bush officiating Burial was in Camp Ground cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson. She was born Jan. 5,1898 at Quay, Okla., and was a member of the Reorganized church of latter Day Saints. Survivors are her husband Jim Sharp; three sons, Ferrell Sharp, Drumright, Okla., and Joe and Bob Sharp, both of Garland, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Phelps , Winthrop, Mrs. Nadene Flower., Mentone, Calif., Mrs. Jo Ann HaIe, Garland, Tex., Mrs. Lita Craig, Corpus Christi.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Going, Stillwater, Okla., and Mrs. Marie Broadrick of Ponca City, Okla.; 29 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren and 3 great , great grandchildren.


Sharp, Margaret Jeanette " Maggie " Martz
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Margaret Jeanette " Maggie " Martz Sharp, age 84, resident of Lockesburg, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in St. Michael Health Care Center at Texarkana. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Belleville United Methodist Church at Lockesburg with Charles Groce and Bronson James officiating. Burial followed in Belleville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. She was born Aug. 20, 1917 in Lockesburg to the late Ben and Ila Revels Martz; was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God International. She was predeceased by her husband, Byron Wilson Sharp, on Sept. 29, 1985; a daughter, Carolyn Elaine Sharp; and two grandchildren. She is survived by seven sons, Benny Sharp of Tyler, Tex., Sammy Sharp of Lockesburg, Luther Sharp of Morgan City, La., Ronnie Sharp, Randy Sharp, Denny Sharp and Jerry Sharp, all of Longview, Tex.; one daughter , Donna Benedict of Garland, Tex., two brothers, Joe Martz of Lockesburg and Jack Martz of Big Sandy, Tex.; one sister, Ila Rene " Marty " Martz Brown of Lockesburg; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grand-children; on great-great-grand child and a number of nieces and nephews. the family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.


Shelly, Luther L.
Aug. 29, 1888 - March 13, 1974
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Luther L. Shelly, 85, a retired farmer and stockman of near Lockesburg, Ark., died early Wednesday morning in his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bellville Church with the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery. A Native of Tennessee, Shelly was born Aug. 29, 1888, and had lived in Servier County, Ark., for a number of years. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Shelly of Lockesburg'; a son, Cletis Shelly of Lockesburg; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Privett of Nashville, Ark., and Mrs. Robert Corbell of Texarkana; Four grandchildren, an five great-grandchildren.


Shelton, Ernest
3/8/1919--1026/1998
Texarkana Gazette: 10/29/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-Ernest Clifton Shelton, 79, of De Queen died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in a local medical center. Mr. Shelton was born March 8, 1919, in Tecumseh, Okla. He was a mechanic and a World War II veteran. Survivors include four sons, Darrell A. Chambers and Eugene Shelton of De Queen, Larry Shelton of Gillham, Ark., and E.C. Shelton Jr. of Little Rock; three daughters, Ernestine Johnson of Del City, Okla., Tammy Riggs of Moore, Okla., and Teresa Lancaster of Texarkana; three brothers, Leroy Shelton of Gillham, Earl Shelton of Shawnee, Okla., and Bud Shelton of Cove, Ark.; three sisters, Anna Belle Jennings of Salinas, Calif., Cindy Graham of Foothill Ranch, Calif., and Lillian King of De Queen; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Grannis Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Shipman, Melvin Andrew
(died 15 Sep 1960)
Submitted by: dwloganrd@aim.com
Funeral services for Melvin Andrew Shipman, 78, who died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at his home in Baxter Springs, Kan., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. C. E. Nix and Rev. Fred Lepsey officiating. Burial was in Horatio Cemetery. He was born Aug 15, 1882 in Horatio and was a member of the First Church of Nazarene at Baxter Springs. Survivors include his wife; one son, H. A. Shipman, Dallas, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Ora May Harper, League City, Tex., Mrs. Vicki Williams, Dickinson, Tex., and Mrs. Jewell Thompson, Girard, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Francis Griffin, Louis Finley, Richard Williams, Clint Harper, Wyndell Harper and Phil Harper.


Shipman, Sarah Gertrude "Gertie" [Griffin]
The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas 18 Oct 1974
Submitted by: dwloganrd@aim.com
DICKINSON--Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah G. Shipman, 87, of 4614 E. 44th St., were held Thursday in the Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City. The Rev. J. W. Murphy of the League City Friends officiated. Burial and final services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in Horatio, Ark. Mrs. Shipman died Wednesday in Galveston County Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 25, 1887, in Paris, Tex. Survivors include a son, Hubert H. Shipman of Dallas; two ddaughters, Mrs. R. H. Williams of Dickinson and Mrs. Clint Harper of League City; two brothers, John Griffin and Buster Smith, both of Horatio, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Green Castle, Ind., and Mrs. Mabel Doile [sic--should be DOYT] of Horatio; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren


Shuffield, Nina Ruth
June 23, 1922 - Feb. 9, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Nina Ruth Shuffield, 75, of Mena, formerly of Texarkana, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Mena. Mrs. Shuffield was born June 23, 1922, in Horatio, Ark. She was the former owner of Mrs. Shuffields Tall and Stout Shop, a Baptist, member of the Soroptomist Club and the Cattleman's Association and founding member of the Quadrille Equestrian Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt " Cowboy " Shufield, in 1987. Survivors include one son, Frederick Louis Doss of Wickes, Ark., two daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona Faith and Bryan Riley and Ahloma Hope and Harold Watkins of Wickes; one brother and sister-in-law, Carroll Dwight and Edna Pettigrew of Wickes; one sister and brother-in-law, Layra Elizabeth and Warren Harvey of Nowata, Okla.; five grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Nina Loretta Frazier of Longview, Texas. The body was cremated. Arrangements are under direction of Beasley-Wod Funeral Home.


Sims, J.H. "Pete"
Submitted by: Tom Jones
J.H. "Pete" Sims, aged 74, resident of Horatio, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial followed in Old Center Cemetery. He was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Horatio; was a logger; and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Horatio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Turner Sims on March 16, 1992. He is survived by two sons, Roy Dale Sims of Ozark, Mo., and Larry Joe Sims of Broken Bow, Okla.; two daughters, Mary Morgan of Wright City, Okla., and Reita Lofland of Horatio; two brothers, J.C. Sims of De Queen and Cotton Sims of Horatio; three sisters, Clara Williamson of Horatio, Martha Westbrook of Broken Bow, Okla., and Letha Langford of Pasadena, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Skinner, Mrs. Mildred E.
Janurary 21, 1880 - August 9, 1947
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Mildred E. Skinner, 67, wife of H.L. Skinner, Lockesburg merchant, died at her home Saturday August 9. She had been in health for several years. Funeral services were held Monday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lockesburg Baptist church with the Rev. Stanley Jordan of the Hamburg Baptist church officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.T. Byrum of Lockesburg. Interment was in the Lockesburg cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. She was born January 21, 1880 in the Chapel Hill community near De Queen and was a member of the Baptist church , the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. Other survivors include a son, Earl of De Queen; a daughter, Mrs. Newell Blakely of Harlingen, Texas; five sister, Mrs. R.L. Green of Broken Bow, Okla., Mrs. Henry Reese of El Dorado, Mrs. Carl Pryor of Nashville, Mrs. Herbert Stephens of Blevins and Mrs. E.K. Edwards of De Queen, and two brothers, Van Alston of Bairoil, Wyo., and Reaves Alston of Tulsa, Okla. Active pall bearers were Arthr Bandy, Raymond Gallaher, R.T. Williams, Fred Clay, Jr., Rymon Wallace and Stuart Norwood.


Slaton, Betty Leone King
Aug. 26, 1930 - Sept. 23, 1994
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Betty Leone King Slayton, 64, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 23, 1994, in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Slayton was born Aug. 26, 1930, in De Queen. She was an employee of the Sevier County Historical Museum, a homemaker and member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jordan Slayton, who died Feb. 8, 1983. Survivors include one son, Gary M. Nix of Coppell, Texas; one daughter, Patti M. McGill of Odessa, Texas; her mother, Alice G. King of De Queen; five brothers, John L. King of De Queen, Chuck King of Seagoville, Texas, and Pete King, Donald King and Jerry King of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Opal Wilbanks of Dallas and Dorothy Hopson and Frances Blakney of De Queen; three granddughters; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery.


Slaton, Dave S.
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
January 14, 1903 - Dec. 31, 1967
Dave S. Slaton, 64, of Mena, Ark. died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a Mena hospital. Born January 14, 1903 at Lockesburg, he was a retired farmer and member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Dave of Little Rock, Charles of Taylor, Texas, Robbie of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Herman of Camino, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Zachry of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Ray of Lockesburg and Jim of De Queen; five sisters, Mrs. Hester Zachry, Mrs. Grady Zachry, Mrs. John Smith and Mrs. Edward Baber all of Lockesburg, and Mrs. Rufus Keaster of Houston; Eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lockesburg Methodist Church with the Rev. James Simpson and the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Slaton, Fay Beasley
Texarkana Gazette Friday, Feb. 7, 1992
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Fay Beasley Slaton, 85, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1992, at his home. Mr. Salton was born April 22, 1906, in Lockesburg and was a retired carpenter. Survivors include a number of neices and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Lockesburg Methodist Church with the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in Old Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Slaton, J.M. "Jim"
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
May 26, 1901 - May 1, 1984
J.M. " Jim " Slaton, 82, of Little River Country Club, died Tuesday in a De Queen hospital of natural causes. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Bellville Cemetery, near Lockesburg, Ark., with the Rev. Ray Sease officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mr. Slaton was born May 26, 1901, in Sevier County, Ark. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Longinio Slaton of Little River Country Club; one daughter Zella Athey of Little River Country Club; one brother Ray Slaton of Lockesburg; five sisters, Kate Smith, Daisy Zachry, Eva Babers, Florence Zachry and Jo Ann Keaster, all of Lockesburg; three grandchildren and six grea-grandchildren.


Slaton, James Herman
Sept. 1, 1933 - Jan. 21, 1999
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
James Herman Slaton 65, died Jan. 21. Mr. Slaton was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Lockesburg, Ark., and was a resident of Camino. He moved to California in 1953 and began working at various sawmills. He drove trucks for Henningsen's and for Maunder Logging and worked for the division of highways. He also worked on the Crystal Basin water shed projects. He retired from Michigan-Cal Lumber in 1995. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Lee Slaton; son Rick Slaton of Placerville; Brother Bob Slaton of Eureka Springs, Ark.; sister Irene Zachry of Oklahoma City, Okla.: and one granddaughter. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Hom. Tim Thompson will officiate. Interment will be at Westwood Hills Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to Snowline Hospice.


Slaton, John W.
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
March 29, 1899 - August 5, 1966
Texarkana Gazette
John W. Slaton, 67, a lifelong resident of Lockesburg died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Texarkana hopsital. He was born March 29, 1899, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviviors include is wife; one son, Earl Slaton of Lockesburg; two daughters, Mrs. James H. Latimer of Hooks and Mrs. Ray Binkley ob Beeville; three brothers, Ray Slaton of Lockesburg, Jim Slaton of De Queen, and Dave Slaton of Vandervort, Ark.; five sisters, Mrs. J.W. Smith, Mrs. Grady Zachry, Mrs. Hester Zachry and Mrs. Edward Baber, all of Lockesburg, and Mrs. R.O. Keister of Houston; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lockesburg Methodist Church with the Rev. J.R. Callicott and Rev. Fred Carter officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under directionof Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Slaton, Rosalene Revels
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
August 14, l900 - November 16, 1982
Rosalene Revels Slaton, 82, of Lockesburg died Tuesday at her home of natural causes. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Davis Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mrs. Slaton was born August 14, 1900 in Lockesburg, She was the widow of John W. Slaton, who died Aug. 5, 1966, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviviors include one son, Earl Buddy Slaton of Lockesburg; two daughters, Mary Binkley and Corene Latimer, both of Hooks, Texas; one half brother; Thomas Revels of Lockesburg; one half sister, Noami Halle of Lockesburg; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


Smith, Charles Edward
Oct. 22, 1929 - Sept. 5, 1989
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Charles Edward Smith, 59, of Biloxi, died Tuesday. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Snipes officiating. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born Oct. 22, 1929, at Lockesburg, Ark. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and had worked with Daisy-Heddon Corp., Rogers, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Smith of Biloxi; six sons, William Barney of Amissionville, Va., Robert Smith of Hensley, Ark., Michael Smith of Fort Eustis, Va., L.C. Smith of Harrison, Ark., Jim Lewis of Cabbot, Ark., and Dr. Joe Lewis of Orlando, Fla,; six daughters, Pat Shuck of Tocoma, Wash., Jean Hill of North Little Rock, Ark., Cheryl Moppis of South Dakota, Beverly Lenz of Winner, S.D., Debbie Kirsteenof Harrison and Linda Lewis of Biloxi; mother, Dixie Smith of Texarkana, Ark.; two sisters, Ruth Duncan and Berneice Russell, both of Texarkana; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Smith, Dixie Needham
July 15, 1907 - March 20, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Dixie Needham Smith, 90, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, March 20, at her home. Mrs. Smith was born July 15, 1907, in Horatio, Ark. She was a home-maker and member of Hickory Street Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Jolly Gems Choir and Ruth Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar L. Smith who died in September 1998. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and James Duncan and Bernice and Jerry Russell of Texarkana; one daughter-in-law, Ginger Smith of Biloxi, Miss.; one sister-in-law, Thelma Gallaher of Hooks, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grand-children; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. today at Hickory Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Strebeck officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. in Bellville Cemetery, Lockesburg, Ark. Burial will be under direction of East Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Jolly Gems Choir at Hickory Street Baptist Church.


Smith, Hayes T.
Oct. 18, 1875 - Feb. 27, 1948
De Queen, Ark. -Special
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Hayes T. Smith, 72, died at his home in Lockesburg Friday night. He was born in Kentucky and had been a resident of Sevier county for many years. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Floyd and Oscar Smith of Lockesburg, and David Smith, Odessa, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gallaher, Lockesburg, and Mrs. Earl Thereshner, Fort Worth, Texas, a brother, Will Smith, Victoria,Texas, and a sister, Mrs.Ida Scott, El Campo, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lockesburg Baptist church. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery.


Smith, John Wesley
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
January 10, 1903 - Sept. 5, 1991
John Wesley Smith, 88, of Lockesburg, Ark. died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1991 in a local hospital. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 10, 1903, in Alabama. He was retired from the Weyerhaeuser Co. and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Kate Slaton Smith of Lockesburg; one son, Raymond Smith of Lockesburg; seven daughters, Hattie Sullivan of Texarkana, Ark., Pauline Dossey and Bessie Faye Tabler of Ashdown, Ark.,Betty Jo Ligon of De Queen, and Martha Kate McWhorter, Doris Houser and Linda Sue McWhorter of Lockesburg; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Lockesburg, with the Rev. Lee Clark officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Smith, Kate Slaton
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Kate Slaton Smith, 92, of Lockesburg, Ark. died Wednesday July 1, 1998, in an Ashdown, Ark. hospital. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 31, 1905, in Lockesburg. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Lockesburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Smith, in 1991. Survivors incluse one son, Raymond Smith of Lockesburg; seven daughters, Hattie Sullivan of Texarkana, Pauline Dossey and Bessie Faye Tabler of Ashdown, Betty J. Ligon of De Queen and Martha Kate McWhorter, Doris Houser and Linda Sue McWhorter of Lockesburg; 22 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and a number of cieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Lockesburg with the Revs. James Cannon and Jay McAlister officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family will be at their home in Lockesburg.


Smith, Marion R.
8/24/1932-8/29/1998
August 31, 1998 Texarkana Gazette
De QUEEN, Ark.-Marion R. Smith, 66, of De Queen died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in a local hospital. Mr. Smith was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Eagletown, Okla. He was retired from the trucking industry and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Bales of De Queen; two sons, Randy Smith of De Queen and Steve Smith of Murfreesboro, Ark.; one daughter, Vicki Verser of Ashdown, Ark.; his mother, Effie Mae Smith of De Queen; two brothers, Ed Smith of Sherwood, Ark., and Henry Smith of De Queen; two sisters, Jerry Ann Morris of Horatio, Ark., and Pauline Vickers Black of De Queen; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery.


Smith, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
March 21, 1880 - June 16, 1974
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith, 94, of Lockesburg, Ark., died at l:05 a.m. Sunday in a De Queen Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lockesburg First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Cannon and the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery. Born March 21, 1880, in Goliad, Tex., Mrs. Smith was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Floyd and Dave of Odessa, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Thrasher of Ft. Worth, Tex., Mrs. Thelma Gallaher of Lockesburg; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lynn of Fannin, Tex.; 17 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.


Smith, Vera
Sept. 10, 1907 - Feb. 8, 1988
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
10A The Odessa American Tuesday Feb. 9, 1988
Services for Vera Smith, 80, of Hurst are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Smith died Monday in a Fort Worth hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1907, in Lockesburg, Ark. She married Floyd Raymond Smith Oct. 10, 1926, in Lockesburg, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 1985. Mrs. Smith moved to Odessa in 1949 from Arkansas. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She moved to Hurst in May 1986. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Loyd of Tucumucari, N.M., Nelda Finch of Odessa and Mary Lynn Lathem of Odessa; two sons Muriel R. Smith of Grapevine and Jerry H. Smith of Bedford; a sister, Kathryn Hale of De Queen, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-granchildren. Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


Smith, Orie
11/30/1921--10/25/1998
Texarkana Gazette: 10/29/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-Orie Douglas Smith, 76, of Foreman, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in an Ashdown, Ark., hospital. Mr. Smith was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Little River County, Ark. He was a retired electrician, a Mason and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dell Smith of Foreman; one son, Thomas Lloyd Smith; one brother, Samuel Smith of Dierks, Ark.; one sister, Della Tollison of Pampa, Texas; two grandsons, Eddie Rice of Hot Springs, Ark., and Anthony Lloyd Smith of Foreman; his mother-in-law, Pearlie Weems of Foreman; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Satterfield officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Campground Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Smith, Oscar Lee
Dec. 6, 1900 - August 15, 1967
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Damacus Baptist Church for Oscar Lee Smith, 66, who died at 2 p.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack at work. The Rev. J.T. Hill and the Rev. Frank Shepard will officiate. Burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Dixie; one son, T. Sgt. Charles E. Smith of Little Rock Air Force Base; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Clay and Mrs. Berneice Russell, both of Texarkana'; his mother, Mrs. Mary Smith of Lockesburg; two brothers, Floyd and David , both of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Gallaher of Lockesburg and Mrs. Earl Thresher of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers include Jack Bizzell, Nat Harrison, Paul McKellar, Forrest Clay, Allan Baker, and Harvey Russell.


Southworth, Mary Lois McClanahan
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Mary Lois McClanahan Southworth, 94, of De Queen died Friday, March 19, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Southworth was born April 5, 1904, in De Queen . She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry "Sport" Southworth; two sons, William Zane Southworth and James Max Southworth; and one daughter, Marilyn Sue Southworth. Survivors include four sons, Gaines Southworth of Sacramento, Calif., and Wallace Southworth, Dan Southworth and Perry Southworth of De Queen; one sister -in-law, Inell McClanahan of De Queen; 15 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Grant Groves officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Speer, Shannon L>
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Shannon L. Speer, age 69, resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, Dec, 19, 2003 at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1934 at Booneville; was a retired chiropractor; a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church; and served in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Baber Speer; one son, Michael L. Speer of Ft. Benning, Ga; three brothers, Harell Speer of Peculiar, Mo.; Donald Speer of Harrison, Mo., and Denny Speer of Belton, Mo.; two sisters, Coleene Debrot of Peculiar, Mo., and JoEtta Frazier of Richardson, Tex.;one grand-daughter; one great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec, 21, in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.


Stafford, Jimmy Ray
March 20, 1954 - Dec. 13, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Jimmy Ray Stafford, 44, of Horatio, Ark., died Sunday Dec.13, 1998, at his home. Mr. Stafford was born March 20, 1954, in Prineville, Ore. He was an employee of Georgia -Pacific. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Walker Stafford; one daughter, Jennifer Bickle of Lawton, Okla.; his mother, Doris McKehan of Horatio; one brother, Thomas Stafford of Horatio; one sister, Frances Hedgecock of Hamburg, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Horatio Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Stallard, Steven
9/24/1924--9/17/1998
Texarkana Gazette; 9 /19/1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-Steven Walter Stallard, 74, of De Queen died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at his home. Mr. Stallard was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Oklahoma City. He was retired from U.S. Postal Service and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lucretia Jackson Stallard of De Queen; three daughters, Catherine Stallard of Hot Springs, Ark., Cynthia Mickle of De Queen and Cecilia Bell of San Francisco; one sister, Maxine Houser of Lockesburg, Ark.; two grandchildren, Armanda Elliott and Kalem Mickle; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Avon Cemetery with the Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Steel, Bird Gallaher
Jan. 17, 1893 - March 19, 1982
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Bird Gallaher Steel of Nashville, died Wednesday in a local nursing home following a lengthy illness. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin D. Mitchell officiating. burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Mrs. Steel was born Jan. 17, 1893 in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include; two sons, George E. Steel of Nashville, and Don Steel of Texarkana, Ark.; Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Stinnett, Ruby Jewell Brame
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee: 12/98
8/30/1910--12/10/98
Ruby Jewell Brame Stinnett, 88, of De Queen died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, in a local medical center. Mrs. Stinnett was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Sevier County, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stinnett. Survivors include two sons, Hershel Stinnett of De Queen and James Stinnett of Tacoma, Wash.; one daughter, Juanita Millwee of De Queen; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchidren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.


Stoker, J.B.
5/6/1887--6/3/1956
J.B. Stoker, aged 80, resident of Ben Lomond, died Thursday, July 2, 1998 in St. Michael Health Care at Texarkana. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 4 in First United Methodist Church of Ben Lomond with Rev Dick Pickett, Rev. Arlene Pickett, and Rev. Davis Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Ben Lomond Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born June 7, 1918 at Ben Lomond; was retired from Red River Army Depot; a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army in European Theatre as well as in Africa; was a retired member of the Sevier County Democratic Central Committee; and a member of First United Methodist Church of Ben Lomond. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Crawford Stoker of Ben Lomond; one son, Jerry Allen Stoker of Magnolia; one brother, Leroy Stoker of Lockesburg; and two grandchildren.


Stricker, Norman E.
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
2/1/1910-8/6/1998
Norman Epplett Stricker, aged 88, resident of Mesquite, Tex., died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998 in Mesquite. Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 9 at Mimosa Baptist Church in Mesquite. He was born in Hilton Creek, Okla., February 1, 1910. He was a former resident of the Avon community. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Stricker of Mesquite; two daughters, Peggy Henry of Mesquite, and Sharon Killen of Farmers Branch, Tex., and a number of nieces and nephews.


Stuart, Mrs. Ora
Submitted by: sugabear@arbuckleonline.com
McCurtain Daily News, Wednesday 16 March 1955
Mrs. Ora Elizabeth Stuart, 73, Valliant, died at her home at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday following a long illness. Born in Horatio, Ark.,June 12, 1881, she had resided in this county 51 years, moving from Arkansas. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earnest Browning, Fort Worth; five sons, Vernon, Luther, and Paul Stuart, all of Valliant; Tommie Stuart, Waldron,Ark. and Edward Stuart, Riverside,Calif; 20 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Valliant Baptist church with Rev. Manning and Rev. Mason officiating. Arrangements and burial in Valliant cemetery are under the direction of Coffey funeral home.


Stuart, Robert Oden
Submitted by: Barbara Maudlin
FROM HORATIO ARKANSAS ADVERTIZER on Microfilm at the DeQueen Library
May 10, 1901 (Friday)
"Uncle Bob" Stuart as he was known to his large circle of friends, died at the home of his son, Mr. Bert Stuart of Winthrop last Friday of kidney disease. Uncle Bob was a native of Arkansas, being born in Hempstead County in 1820. At the age of 29 he visited California during the gold fever of 1849. In 1851 he came to Sevier County and settled near Walnut Springs where he lived until about a year ago when he madehis home with his son, B. J. Stuart of Winthrop. He was 83 years old at the time of his death, and had raised a family of ten children, all of whom are living and were at his bedside when the summons came from the master. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the funeral was conducted by that order. He was buried at the Campground Cemetery in Winthrop


Stubbs, Mrs Sophia Kathleen (Lena) Sullivan
Submitted by: Willa Dean Collier Griffin
Mrs Sophia Kathleen (Lena) Sullivan Stubbs, aged 85, resident of DeQueen died May 15, 1982 in DeQueen General Hospital. Funeral was held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 17 in Wilkerson Chapel with Rev. Joe Denton, Rev.J. T. Hill and Danny Williams officiating. Burial was in Redmen Cemetery. She was born Jan. 18, 1897 at Plano, Texas, and was a member of Geneva Missionary Baptist Church. She was the daughter of William H. and Minnie Allen Mays Sullivan. She is survived by her husband, William Franklin Stubbs; one son, Dr. Louis D. Stubbs of DeQueen, one daughter, Mrs Allene Eakin of Gloster, La; one brother, George Chester Collier of Andrews, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Louis D. Stubbs, Jr, Kenneth Franklin Stubbs, Keven Douglas Stubbs, Donald Craig Eakin, E. Paul Patrick, Tim Fenwick and Stan Womack, Jr.


Stubbs, William F.
Submitted by: Willa Dean Collier Griffin
DeQueen Bee, Thursday, March 21, 1991
William Franklin Stubbs, aged 95, resident of DeQueen, died Friday, March 15, 1991. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March18, in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Denton officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren, Louis Stubbs, Jr.,Kenneth F. Stubbs, Kevin D. Stubbs, Kim Stubbs Fenwick, Charissa Stubbs Womack, Craig Eakin, and Deborah Eakin Patrick. He was born December 7, 1895 in DeQueen; and was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia Kathleen Sullivan Stubbs. A member of a pioneer family, he was the grandson of a soldier of the Confederate States of America, and the great-grandson of a commissioned officer of Revolutionary War. He was a veteran of World War 1; a member of Geneva Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an ordained decon for 45 years; and a retired farmer. Suvivors are one son, Dr. Louis D. Stubbs of DeQueen; one daughter, Allene Stubbs Eakin of Gloster, La; two sisters, Lucretia Stubbs Taylor of DeQueen and Jane Stubbs Reed of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Summerhill, Ronald Wesley
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Ronald Wesley Summerhill, 57, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Summerhill was born March 17, 1941, in Carnegie, Okla. He was an employee of Howard County and member of New Propect Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Kidder Summerhill of Lockesburg; two daughters, Lisa Ann White of Hope, Ark., and Geraldine Parson of Lockesburg; one son, Michael Wayne Summerhill of Phoenix; his parents, Elmo and Wallace Wooten of Lockesburg; his stepmother, Jessie Summerhill of Arizona; two brothers, Wallace Wayne Wooten and Jim Griffin Wooten of Lockesburg; two sisters, Pauline McDonald and Edith Halsey of Arizona; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Falls Chapel Cemetery with Larry Fry and J.W. Gilbert officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Sutton, Foy
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Foy Herbert Sutton, 84, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at his home. Mr. Sutton was born April 5, 1914, in Van Alstyne, Texas. He was a retired automotive body repairman and member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Automotive Lodge 1173. Survivors include his wife, Floatie Grigsby Sutton; one daughter, Juaveeta Hanson of Lockesburg; three sons, Billy Joe Sutton of Lockesburg, Charles Vernon Sutton of Texarkana and Farrell Herbert Sutton of Wetmore, Texas; one half-brother, John Reynolds of Shawnee, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday in Lockesburg Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Sutton, Lillian
10/24/1921--10/24/1998
Texarkana Gazette: 10/26/98
DE QUEEN, Ark.-Lillian V. Sutton, 77, of De Queen died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in Texarkana, Texas. Mrs. Sutton was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Center Point, Ark. She was a Baptist. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Coleman of Dierks, Ark.; one son, Harold Sutton of Kanab, Utah; one brother, C.T. Shaw of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Mae Gentry of De Queen and Dollie Splawn of Yreka, Calif.; two grandsons, Tony Coleman of Nashville, Tenn., and Richard Sutton of West Jordan, Utah; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery.


Swain, Mrs. Elsie Jane
Submitted by: JJ Johnson
Mrs. Elsie Jane Swain, 88, 4507 Cedar Street, Pascagoula, died Tuesday, March 31, 1987, at Singing River Hospital. Mrs. Swain was born Nov. 10, 1898, in Westline, Ark., and had been a resident of Pascagoula for six years, coming from Marion, Kan. She was a member of Parkveiw Baptist Church of Shreveport, La. Survivors are two brothers, Timmy toy Johnson, Horatio, Ark., and Robert Henry Johnson, San Bernadino, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine hamilton, Prineville, Ore., and Mrs. Allie Mae Crowder, Weatherford, Texas; a niece, Mrs. Joe (Kathryn) Webb, Pascagoula. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Texarkana, Texas, under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, Texas. Arrangements by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Pascagoula.


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