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Taylor, Alta
Sept. 27, 1907 ---Sept. 19, 1992
Submitted by: Submitted was no relation & asked their email not be posted
Texarkana Gazette 6/20/98
HOPE, Ark.-Alta A. Taylor, 96, of Dallas, formerly of Hope, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in a Dallas nursing home. Mrs. Taylor was born May 16, 1902, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry G. Taylor, and one son, Chester Howard Taylor. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Belle and Alan Merril of Dallas; one daughter-in-law, Loraine Taylor of Hope; three sisters, Ruth Clark of Hope, Addell Bruce of San Gabriel, Calif., and Estelle Taylor of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Neathery officiating. Burial will be under direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.

Teasley, Aleewes Copelin
Texarkana Gazette; 9/18/1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-Aleewes Copelin Teasley, 86, of De Queen died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in a local medical center. Mrs. Teasley was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Slate Sholes, Texas. She was a retired seamstress, homemaker and member of De Queen Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Teasley in 1981. Survivors include one son, C.W. Teasley of Lawrenceville, N.J.; one daughter, Dorotha Barr of Fullerton, Calif.; one sister, Alma Dahl of Las Vegas; and one grandson, Stephen Barr. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Thomason, Viola Thornton
Nov. 12, 1924 - Sept. 21, 1996
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Viola Thornton Thomason, aged 71, resident of Broken Bow, Okla., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in First United Methodist Church of Broken Bow with Rev. Ron Weathers and Rev. Oscar Wilkie officiating. burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Brumley-McCurtain Funeral Home of Broken Bow. She was born Nov. 12, 1924 at Lockesburg; was a graduate of Lockesburg High School and Henderson State College at Arkadelphia; a retired school teacher; a member of First Methodist Church of Broken Bow where she was an active member in the U.M.W. and U.M.W.M. Choir; a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority, and Oklahoma Retired Educators Association; a charter member of the Board of Directors of the House of Hope; and was currently serving as president of McCurtain County Retired Educators Association. She is survived by her husband, Art Thompson of Broken Bow, Okla.; a son, Jerry L. Montgomery of Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan; a brother, Alton Thornton of Lockesburg; two sisters, Jean Killian of De Queen and Mildred Bismark of Hatton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be to the Broken Bow Library, the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Tolison, Joseph E.
De Queen Bee De Queen, Arkansas August 1998
Joseph Edward Tolison, aged 88, resident of Horatio, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998 in Sevier HealthCare. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 in Horatio Cemetery with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born June 25, 1910 at Cerro Gordo, Okla.; was a retiree carpenter and miner; and a member of the Assembly of God Church at Horatio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Mae Nichols Tolison in 1985. He is survived by one son, Roger Tolison of Horatio; two half-sisters, Maudie Gibson of Dallas, Tex., and Louise Friend of Haworth, Okla.; two step-sisters, Shirley Tunnell of Haworth, Okla., and Val Nolte of Ashdown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Turner, Eleanor
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Texarkana Gazette- Mrs. Eleanor Williams Turner went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 23, 2001, at the age of 96 years. She was born October 8, 1904 in Lockesburg, Ar. to Thomas Jefferson and Emma Pickens Williams, the second of four children. She worked odd jobs to put herself through college in Durant, Ok. She began teaching in Madill, Ok. in 1926, but continued her education and received her Master's Degree in 1943: She devoted her life to her family and was a life long member of the Lockesburg United Methodist Church. She was more than just an aunt or a friend. Not having any children of her own, she poured her heart into the students she taught during her 48 year career. She made school fun, filling recesses and rainy days playing music and dancing with the children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, R.T. Williams; her sisters, Nettie Williams; and Addie Lee Cobb; and her nephew, Tommy Williams. Survivors include two nephews and wives; Sam and Liz Cobb of Texarkana; Richard and Faye Cobb of Ashdown; three neices and husbands; Emma Ann and Charles Box of Abilene, Tx; Betty Williams of Lockesburg; and Kayla and Dennis Chandler of Ashdown, as well as numerous great nephews; great nieces and a host of friends. Eleanor lived a full, rich and giving life. She was an inspiration to others with her sweet faith, her postive attitude and her genuine concern for her fellow man. Her philosophy for life was to "love everybody" and " if you can't say something good, just don't say anything at all." The celebration of her life will be at 4:00 PM. Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in the Lockesburg United Methodist Church, with Rev. J.R. Callicott and Rev. Sue Trexler officiating. Burial will follow in the Lockesburg, Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, DeQueen, Ar. Memorials may be made to the Lockesburg United Methodist Church.

Tollett, Delsie Melissa Waits
March 20, 1929 - March 7, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Delsie Melissa Waits Tollett, 68, of De Queen died Saturday, March 7, 1998, in a local hospital. Mrs. Tollett was born March 20, 1929, in Flagstaff, Ariz. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Tollett, who died in 1967, and two sons, Harley Glen Tollett, who died in 1965, and Troy Scott Tollett, who died in 1996. Survivors include two sons, John Tollett of Harrisburg, Pa., and Dr. Malcolm Tollett of Idabel, Okla.; three daughters, Ruth Tollett, Dawn Tollett and Tracy Riley of De Queen; one brother, Richard Waits of San Antonio; two sisters, Bonnie Slaton of Lockesburg, Ark., and Bettye Ray of De Queen; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Johnny Paul Tollett Jr. officiating. burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Tollett, Johnnie P.
March 20, 1929 - March 7, 1998
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Johnnie P. Tollett, aged 46, resident of Elizabethtown, PA, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 in Harrisburg, PA. A memorial service were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Route 230 Church of Christ, Elizabethtown. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 at De Queen Church of Christ. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born Dec. 19, 1951 in De Queen; was a millwright for Greiner Industries at Mount Joy, Pa.; a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War; and a member of Route 230 Church of Christ at Elizabethtown. He is survived by his wife, Deborah K. Brown Tollett of Elizabethtown, PA.; three sons, Johnny P. Tollett of Little Rock, Conan M. Tollett of Carlisle, PA, and Joshua S. Tollett of Elizabethtown, PA.; one brother, Dr. Malcolm Tollett of Paris, Tex.; three sisters, Ruth Tollett, Dawn Tollett and Tracey Tollett, all of De Queen; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Route 230 Church of Christ, 4806 East Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

Trusley, John
De Queen Bee 3/3/1983
John Trusley, aged 79, resident of Locksburg died Friday, Feb. 25 in Ridgeview Lodge nursing home. Funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, in First Baptist Church in Locksburg with the Rev. Buddy Mills officiating. Burial was in Locksburg cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson. He was born Oct. 27, 1903 at Locksburg. He was a retired employee of the Sevier County road department, a member of the First Baptist Church of Locksburg and a member of the Bellville Masonic Lodge No. 35. He is survived by his wife, two sons, William E. Trusley Locksburg and John E. Trusley of Ashdown; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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