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Waits, Bertha Jackson
Jan. 30, 1906 - Oct. 20, 1997
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Bertha Jackson Waits, 91, of De Queen died Monday Oct. 20, 1997.
Mrs. Waits was born Jan. 30, 1906, in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Waits. Survivors include one son, Richard Waits of San Antonio; three daughters, Bonita Slaton of Lockesburg, Ark., and Delsie Tollett and Bettye Ray of De Queen; 14 grandchildren; and a number of great- and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Van Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Wall, Therold Miller
Submitted by: Ken Milam
Therold Miller Wall, aged 57, resident of DeQueen died Friday, February 12 in DeQueen General Hospital following several months illness. Funeral was held at 2 PM, Monday, February 15 in Wilkerson Chapel with Rev. Randy Burnett and Rev Tommy Payne officiating. burial was in Millwee Cemetery. He was born July 03.1924 in Horatio. He was a retired mechanic, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rose Hill Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Milam Wall; one son, Tommy Wall of DeQueen; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Hicks of DeQueen and Mrs. Jan Gann of Texarkana; his mother, Mrs. Mellos Wall of Horatio; Four brothers, Rev. Harold Wall, Horatio, Wayne Wall, Lockesburg, Clem Wall, Cerro Gordo and Marvin Wall of McGehee; four granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were David Auck, David Wright, Carl Stinnett, Spencer Logan, Jimmy Bright and L. D. Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Gene, Frank, Billy Joe, Henry and Ronnie Halter.


Wallace, John W.
12/7/1941--10/26/1998
Mena Evening Star, Monday, April 13, 1942
John W. Wallace, aged 73, former sheriff of Sevier County, died at De Queen Sunday. He was a former Polk County resident and a cousin of J.B. Wallace of Mena. William Wallace of De Queen is a son of the pioneer. Burial was to take place at De Queen Monday Afternoon


Watson, James
12/7/1941--10/26/1998
Texarkana Gazette: 10/30/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-James Darrell Watson, 56, of Shreveport, La., died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1998, in a Shreveport hospital. Mr. Watson was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Horatio, Ark. He was a carpenter and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his mother, Marjorie Watson of Shreveport; one sister, Carolyn Adkins of Greenwood, La.; one brother, Richard Watson of Keithville, La.; three nieces; and one nephew. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today in Old Center Cemetery with the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Watts, Beatrice Revels
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Beatrice Revels Watts, 76 of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in Dallas. Mrs. Watts was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Red Colony, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane.She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Watts. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, John D. Watts of Arlington, Texas and James "Jim" and Kathi Watts of Dallas; her mother, Madge Revels of Lockesburg, Ar.; four brothers, Ed Revels of De Queen, Ark., Bob Revels and Lonnie Revels of DeSoto, Texas and Richard Revels of dallas, and three grandchildren. Services will be 1 P.M. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Moores Lane, with Dr. Terry Land and the Revs. Larry Sims and Susan Hooks Meador officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas 75503.


Watts, John
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
John Comer Watts, 78, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday January 7, 1995, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Watts was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Texarkana. He was retired from the Oil industry, a member of First Baptist Church Moores Lane and an Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Revels Watts of Texarkana, Texas; two sons, John David Watts of Arlington, Texas and Jim Watts of Dallas, Texas, one sister, Edney Basye of Texarkana, four grandsons, Josh Watts and Andy Watts of Sand Point, Idaho, John Watts of Dallas and Nick Paul of Arlington, Texas; and a number of neices and nepews. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Texarkana Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terry Land and The Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lockesburg Cemetery in Lockesburg, Ark. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas 75503. The family will be at 4109 Moores Lane.


Webb, Brenda Lou
Submitted by: Jim Huckaby
De Queen Daily Citizen / De Queen Bee, De Queen, Sevier Co., AR
November 2, 2003
Mrs. Brenda Lou Parson Webb, age 58, resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, May 23, 2003 at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 in Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Coulter Addition of the Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen. She was born May 9, 1945 in Honey Grove, Tex., to Jess Willard and Gracie Bell Forehand Parson; was a Nurses Aide; a seamstress; and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was prede-ceased by her husband, Woodrow Clifton Webb in 1998. She is survived by one daughter, Sheila Simmons of Bridgeport, Tex.; one son, Wendell Webb of Lockesburg; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Weems, Dan
12/26/1902--2/28/1983
De Queen Bee 3/3/1983
Dan Vann Weems, aged 80, resident of Little Rock and formerly of Dierks, died Monday, Feb. 28, in Beverly Manor nursing home, Little Rock. Graveside services were held at 10: a.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Burg Cemetery, near Umpire, under the direction of Wilkerson . He was born Dec. 28, 1902 in Howard County. He as a veteran of World War ll, and a retired farmer. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Karen Hotchkiss of Little Rock; two sisters, Miss Lydia Weems and Mrs. Gladys Scott, both of Boswell Okla. ; two grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.


White, Marie
Texarkana Gazette :10/15/98
2/4/1916--10/14/98
De QUEEN, Ark.--Marie Franks White, 82, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at her home. Mrs. White was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Kemp, Texas. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben White. Survivors include two daughters, Nelda McPherson of Irving, Texas, and Betty Davignon of Lockesburg; on brother, Adrian Franks of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Old Union Cemetery, Lockesburg, with the Rev. James Gathright officiating. Burial will be under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Whitley, Jesse Marvin "Sparky"
Sept. 27, 1907 ---Sept. 19, 1992
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK September 28th. 1992
JESSE MARVIN "SPARKY" WHITLEY, aged 84, resident of De Queen, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1992 in St. Michael's Hospital at Texarkana. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 21 in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Loyd Perry officiating. Burial followed in Redman Cemetery. He was born Sept. 27, 1907 at De Queen; retired from the Kansas City Southern Railway in 1972; was a 50 year Master Mason with Sweet Home Lodge #461; and a member of First United Methodist Church of De Queen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Rink Whitley, Who died May 23, 1987. Survivors are two sons, Jerry Whitley of Van Alstyne, Tex. and Billy Whitley of Westlake, La.; one daughter, Roxy Ann Stephens of De Queen;, seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Whitley, Mrs. Lizzy
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Mrs. Lizzy Whitley died at her home in the city Sunday about noon. Mrs. Lizzy Whitley was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Jones and was born in Howard , County, Nov. 28th. 1880. She came to Sevier, County with her parents and at the age of 15 was married to J. F. Whitley. To this union was born four girls and two boys. The youngest now being nine years of age. She was a member of the Methodist Church of De Queen for 15 years.


Whittington, Edrie McConnell Collier

Submitted by: Paul Griffin
Edrie McConnell Collier Whittington, of DeQueen, died February 10, 1988 in a local nursing home of natural causes. Mrs. Whittington was born April 21, 1906 in Savanna, Pittsburg Co. Oklahoma to Oscar McConnell and Alice Lakey McConnell. Services were held at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Cannon And Dewayne White officiating. Burial was in Redmen Cemetery beside her first husband, Thomas Lester Collier. Survivors include daughter: Willa Dean Collier Griffin and husband, Paul Griffin of Alvin, Texas, daughter: Stella Collier Gallaher and husbahd, Raymond P. Gallaher of Lockesburg, Arkansas. One son, Thomas O. Collier of DeQueen, Arkansas. Three sisters: Ethel Purtell of Horatio, Ar; Lorene Ashford of Broken Bow, Ok; and Minnie Sandbeck of Natchez, Ms. and six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.


Wilemon, Joe Aaron "Bud" Jr.
De QUEEN, Ark.
Submitted by: James Jones
Joe Aaron "Bud" Wilemon Jr., 78, of De Queen, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Wilemon was born March 10, 1922, in Breashear, Texas. He was retired from Sevier County, a member of First Baptist Church, Horatio, Veterans of Foreign War and Disabled American Veterans and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Bell Oakley Wilemon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky Joe and Rebecca Wilemon of Shreveport and Morris Alan and Charlotte Wilemon of De Queen; one daughter, Donna Lou Wilemon of Arkadelphia, Ark.; one brother, Marvin T. Wilemon of Grandbury, Texas; two sisters, Billie D. Bigham of De Queen, and Elizabeth Burchfield of Tryone, Mexico; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. A.L. Phillips and J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Redmen Cemetery.


Williams, Nancy Ann
Submitted by: aspen@cox-internet.com
Mrs. Nancy Ann Williams, 88, wife of the late C. B. Williams of the Kellum community near Gillham, died Thursday, November 19 at 10 p.m. following a long illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 21 at 2 p.m. at Mill Creek cemetery, west of Gillham, with the Rev. Jim Hendricks officiating. Interment was under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams was a native of Old Dallas in Polk county, born June 22, 1865. She had been a resident of Sevier county since 1871 and was a member of the Nazarene church. Survivors are two sons, Ed and Charlie Williams, De Queen, six daughters, Mrs. Mary Chappell and Mrs. Maudie Gideon, Herlong, Calif., Mrs. Birdie Cole, Broken Bow, Okla., Mrs. Doshia Hagans, Eagletown, Okla., Mrs. Dolly Kuykendall, Riverbank, Calif., Mrs. Ethel Kibby, Washington, one sister, Mrs. Mary Franks, Pauls Valley, Okla., one half-sister, Mrs. Sue Davis of California, two brothers, W. M. Davis, Heavener, Okla. and Asa Davis of California; 35 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.


Williams, Roy Thomas " Tommy "
June 20, 1930 - Dec. 15, 1996
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Roy Thomas " Tommy " Williams, aged 66, resident of Lockesburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 in Ashdown. Funeral services were held in 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 in First United Methodist Church in Lockesburg with Rev. J.R. Callicott, Rev Richard Pickett, Rev. Arlene Pickett and Rev. Wallace Wooten officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. He was born June 20, 1930 in Lockesburg; was a retired mail carrier; and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lockesburg. He is survived by his wife, Betty Graves williams of Lockesburg; two sons, Rusty Williams and Kirk Williams, both of Lockesburg; one daughter, Kayla Chandler of Ashdown; and six grandchildren


Willoughby, Hillery Troy
July 3, 1927 - Dec. 8, 1974
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Hillery Troy Willoughby aged 47, of Rock Springs, Wyo. and former resident of Lockesburg, died unexpectedly late Sunday, Dec. 8, from an apparent heart attack in Rock Springs. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Lockesburg Methodist church with Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial was in Lockesburg cemetery under direction of Wilkerson. He was born July 3, 1927 at Lockesburg and was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include one son, Kerry J. Willoughby, Dallas; one daughter, Edna Paulettee Willoughby.


Woods, Robert, Jr.
11/16/1998--11/30/1998
Texarkana Gazette: 12/01/98
De QUEEN, Ark.-Robert Byron Woods Jr., infant son of Robert and Sara Woods of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998. Robert was born Nov. 16, 1998, in Texarkana, Texas. Other survivors include one sister, Kali Pierson of Amarillo, Texas; his grandparents, Hal and Tammy Pierson of Amarillo and John and Elaine Pierson of Texarkana; his great-grandparents, Laverne Smith of De Queen, Johnny and Barbara Pierson of Kingston, Okla., and Louise Christilles of Texarkana. Graveside services were 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Ida Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Burial was under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Wright, Willie Laird " Bill "
Oct. 20, 1908 - Feb. 11, 1992
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Willie Laird " Bill " Wright, 83, of Horatio, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1992, in a local hospital. Mrs. Wright was born Oct. 20, 1908, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a retired school teacher, having taught 44 years in Little River and Sevier counties, and member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husand, Fred Arthur Wright, who died in June 1972. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Romine of Horatio; one grandson, Fred Romine of Horatio; one great-grandson, Tyler Romine of Broken Bow, Okla.; and three sisters, Frankie Elkins of Lockesburg, Ina Rayburn of Beaumont, Texas, and Maudien McClure of Alexandria, La. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Horatio Church of Christ with Billy Davis and Robert Peek officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Wyatt, Etta Jones
12/14/1889--12/19/1923
Submitted by: Tom Jones
De Queen Bee, Friday December 28th. 1923. Page one [front page].
Mrs Etta Jones Wyatt, wife of Sam Wyatt, passed away Wednesday December 19th. at 6 o'clock P.M. following an operation for appendicitis, at the home of her sister Mrs. Albert Russell on Rose Hill. Funeral services were held from their residence Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. S. K. Burnett, her pastor. The remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery. (Now Redman) Mrs. Wyatt was survived by her husband and one daughter Beulah, and one son, Roy, and mother Mrs. H. Jones, three sister, Mrs Albert Russell, Mrs. Ida Locklear of De Queen, and Mrs. Jim Hallum, Valliant, Okla.., and four brothers Tom, Bud, John, and George Jones, all of De Queen.


Wyatt, William Roy
Oct. 31, 1909---Jan. 26,1985
Submitted by: Tom Jones
DE QUEEN BEE WEEK January 28th. 1985
Roy WyWILLIAM ROY WYATT, aged 76, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, Jan. 26 at the VA Hospital in Shreveport. La. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m.. Wednesday Jan. 29 in Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Carlton and Rev. Joe Denton officiating. Burial followed in Redman Cemetery. He was born Oct. 31, 1909 in De Queen; was a veteran of World War 11; a Mason at Sweet Home Lodge #461; was retired from Ritchie Grocery Co. after 36 years service; and a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Margaret Jo Foster Wyatt of De Queen; One son, Steve Wyatt of Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Becky Bailey of Philadelphia, Pa. and Roy Jo Kay of Shreveport, La.; and four grandchildren.


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