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Obit for James Elvis TOLLEY
Eugene Register Guard, June 17 , 1976
James (Jack) Elvis Tolley, 72, of 47888 West 2nd., Oakridge, died at home, June 16 , 1976.  Jack was born March 13, 1904 at Noble, Arkansas to William H. and Jennie Belle Tolley.  He grew up & received his education in Bald Knob, AR, working as a farmer there.  Jack was united in marriage to Maudie Hembree on Apr 23, 1945 at Augusta, AR.  They moved to Oakridge in 1952, where Jack had worked as a carpenter, painter, and roofer.  Survivors include his wife Maudie Tolley of Oakridge: his son James Tolley of Fort Lewis, WA; three daughters: Mary NovoGradic of Kansas City, Kansas, Lois Prince and Mary Prince of Medford, OR; a sister Ethel Stein of Garden Grove, CA; nine grand-children; six great grand-children; numerous neices & nephews.  Funeral services will be held Sat. June 19, 1976 at 2pm from the chapel of The Oakridge Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Bauer of the Oakridge Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Concluding services Forestvale memorial Park, Oakridge.

I think that the Prince girls however may be grandchildren.  When I get an answer, I will let you know.
Celia Vaughn -
Lakewood, CA

Please find below the obituary of George Washington Dallas "Dal" STONE, as taken from the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, AR.  The obituary was written by the father of my mother's stepfather about her maternal grandfather.

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, AR, Tuesday, March 21, 1911, "Bristol Column".
       "G. W. Stone died Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at the family residence, two miles east of Bristol, after an illness of several months.  The funeral was held Monday evening at the Union Church and the burial was at Union Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Stone was born in Tennessee in 1847.  His father emigrated to Arkansas in 1851 (sic 1853).  Brother Stone connected himself with the Bristol church about 40 years ago, and has acted as justice of the peace for about 25 years.  His counsel and advice was sought after and respected.  He leaves a wife and eight children and two brothers, Dr. E. F. and Rev. R. D. Stone.  To know Bro. Stone was to love and respect him.  He was widely known throughtout White and Faulkner Counties."  By: E. W. "Jack" Day.

NOTE:  Obit was sent to me by Don Brown eleven years ago.  Don was the earliest and most faithful genealogist of the Stone's of White and Faulkner Counties.  He has written many articles for News From The Hill, the family newsletter which is distributed twice a year.  He has also contributed to the White County Historical Society.

Hope the Obit may be of some value to you.

Jack Lewis Blair - (G. W. Dal's great-grandson)


From The Log Cabin Democrat, Thursday, May 2, 1912 - "Obituary of Dr. E. F. Stone" written by E. W. Day.

"On April 22 at his home, one mile east of Bristol, Dr. E. F. Stone passed peacefully from this life 'Uncle Frank,' as he was familiarly called here, was born in Hardin (sic: Maury) Co., Tennessee, August 7, 1831 (sic: 1827), and was married to Caroline Caruther in 1850 (sic: 13 Sep 1849).  She died in 1865.  His second marriage was with Mrs. Martha Preston (sic: Persons) in 1865.  She died in 1909.  One brother, Rev. D. D. Stone (sic: R. D.), is living near Bristol.  Dr. Stone moved from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1853 and resided in Faulkner County since 1854.  In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate service of the Civil War under Col. Perry.  To him was born 15 children.  Six by his first wife and nine by his second wife.  Those who are living in Faulkner County are Elizabeth Gunter, Thomas Stone, Lee Stone, Mrs. Joe Cook, Ida Gassoway, George Stone, Doss Stone, Mrs. Nellie (sic: Nettie) Harrison of Oreon and Monroe Stone of Texas, six children being dead.  There are 47 grandchildren & 26 great grandchildren.  Brother Stone entered the gospel ministry in 1867 and labored faithfully as a Baptist minister for over 30 years.  He was also actively engaged in the medical profession, until he was stricken with paralysis about a year and a half ago.  Dr. Stone's place will be hard to fill.  He was a true friend, a kind husband, loving faher, ever standing for what he thought to be his duty.  To know him was to respect and love him.  We can truthfully say a noble Christian gentleman has passed from us.  Truly we live in a world where shadows are continually gathering, but every cloud has a silver line.  Dr. Stone often said; 'I am only waiting--just waiting for he summons to come'  His life was such that we have the assurance he has gone to that blissful home prepared for all who faithfully serve God.  Funeral services were conducted at Union Hill by Rev. Henry Harvey."


Copied from microfilm at the Arkansas History Commission, The Archives, Old State House, Little Rock, AR.  (Donald Brown, Toledo, OH).




Don sent me this several years ago.  E. F. Stone lived on the line with White Co., AR, performed marriages, preached, and "doctored" in both Faulkner and White Counties.  Of course Union Hill Cemetery was the primary burial place for Stone family.




Jack Blair BJACK774


Talent Among Home Folks

The dancing O'Kellys are on their toes.
Kathleen will be in Cleveland soon for a 14 week engagement at the French Casino, with her likewise talented husband, Denis Ross.
Jackolyn, who is 15 is rated one of the most talented dancers in the whole school, has been training at Dorothy Donelson's for 7 years.
Carol O'Kelly, 17, who is an expert tapper, is now in public school in North Little Rock, and occasionally appears in local shows.
The twins, Ned & Ted, are 11, & also are students at the Donelson school. One, Ned, is an expert at headstands. The other, Ted, can almost break the records at backbends. Miss Dorothy, their teacher, says she can't tell them apart & they do each others exercises.
Bernadine & Iris O'Kelly are married, but unlike Kathleen, they didn't marry dancers.
Kathleen O'Kelly married Denis Ross 2 years ago. She is now 20 & has been on professional vaude ville circuits for 3 years. With a beginning in the Donelson foursome, an adagio quartette, she & her husband are well "arrived."
But recently returned from a 3 months engagement in Havana, Kathleen is now to dance at Cleveland's French Casino in a duet number with her husband. She was in Havana with Dorothy Byton's Platinum Blonde Revue, but nature almost prevented this. Kathleen, it seems, has brown hair. However, science came to her rescue, she dyed her hair a Harlow tinge, and was a great success in the Islands. They also danced an engagement at the Jefferson in St. Louis.
(next column)
Opening & running 15 weeks in Cleveland, Kathleen will then move in to the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, where she & her husband will be featured for 16 weeks. They have also been offered an engagement at the Palmer House, another famous hostelry in the midwestern city. From there to Broadway?
Jackolyn, a precscious youngster whom Miss Donelson calls her most talented pupil, coaches at public school shows, appears in trbired locally & stops shows with the ovation which she recieves. A year from now she plans to go profession, the law at present demanding the age of 16 as the minimum. She could have gone professional 2 years ago says Miss Donelson, & her talent is almost sure to prove her success. She plans to teach other girls the terpsichorean art. At present she is a member of the Unison Adagio teams which appear locally.
Carrol O'Kelly is reported not to have the flaming enthusiasm for the dance which marks his other relatives, but he has proved quite talented in the tapdancing line, appearing in school & local shows.
Ned & Ted, twin counterparts, are coming. They are a bit too young yet, but instructors believe them to be a perfect foundation for a future famous brother act.
Bernadine, the oldest sister now resides with her husband in Oklahoma. She is the genesis of the group. She first became interested in dancing & started off the list that brought fame to her maiden name.

(Special thanks to Diane O'Kelly Nylin for submitting the above!)

|Cadiz Record February 1934 - Copy of Old Kentucky Telephone Sent Us By Mayfield Banker Friend - We received a few days ago form our good friend, BOB ROSS, cashier of the Exchange Bank of Mayfield and administrator of the estate of the late GEORGE H. PIKE; formerly of Cadiz, a copy of the old Kentucky Telephone, dated November 24, 1898. It was the second issue of our paper gotten out after our office was completely destroyed by fire in the early morning of November 8, 1898, and was printed by the old Hopkinsville Kentuckian, supervised by the present editor of The Record, and is quite interesting to us and we feel sure will also be to many of our readers. It was owned and published by Pike & Lawrence, my older brother, the late Henry R. Lawrence, and I having bought half interest in said publication in January before the late Judge G.B. Bingham. We give below brief mention of some of the most interesting items of this old publication... The next important article was the daily report of the Arkansas Hunting Club, then down on, White river deer hunting, and was reported by "Douglas," (we don't recall who he was) This was about the third day's report, and they had killed three deer, the late Pettus Watson of this county, having killed a big buck. Others from this section in the camp were; Henry Bryant, Bob Barker, Paul Turney, Gip Watkins, Will Baker and John J Reed. The others were from Clarksville with two or three from Memphis.

From: "Linda Smith"

I have posted my Grandpa Kitts Class Reunion article that was in the Searcy Daily Citizen and thought that you might want to put a link to it. It's at
There is mention of two Bakers in the article that might be of interest to you as well.

Thanks Linda!

Obit: Longview, Gregg County, Texas

Norma 'Lucille' Sutton Rowden Morris, 82, of Longview, TX, passed from this earthly life to her eternal home at 7:44 A.M. Saturday, June 17, 2000 after a lengthy illness. Cil, as she was known, was born Tuesday, March 5, 1918 in Searcy, White Co., AR. Her passing was with the same ease and grace that exemplified her life. She was surrounded by her devoted family to whom she gave her long, full life.

She is survived by William W. 'Bill' Morris of Longview, her husband for nearly half a century. Sons and daughter-in-laws: Johnny E. Rowden and wife Fran of Longview, Gary G. Rowden of Houston, Norman W. Rowden and wife Janet of Kilgore, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, a host of caring friends and sharing neighbors.

Services were conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2000 at Welch's Funeral Home, Longview, with Buck Lineberger of Macedonia Baptist Church officiating. Interment is at Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview.

Special thanks to Gary Rowden

The White County Citizen Searcy, Arkansas
November 26, 1941
Pickens Chapel News
Mrs Maggie Horn 1866-1941
Our community was made sad on last Thursday when one of our dear old people,"Aunt" Maggie Horn, passed away at the home of her grandaughter, Mrs Kile Frazier. Aunt Maggie has lived with her children since her husband's death, November 11, 1923, and for the last few weeks had been with her daughter Mrs Marl Cox and her grandaughter, Mrs Kile Frazier. Mrs Frazier always allowed her grandmother to remain in bed each morning until she felt disposed to get up, and had prepared her breadfast, and before going to her room to find her partly dressed and lying unconscious on the floor. The doctor was called but aunt Maggie never regained consciousness and died at 7 o'clock Thursday evening. Dr. Spain said she had suffered a stroke of paralysis. She leaves to mourn her going, five children, two boys, Grover and Orbie Horn, and 3 girls, Mrs Nettie Cox, Mrs Harshaw, and Mrs Effie Freeman, one step daughter, Mrs Lula Hicks of Pangburn, 19 grand children, 8 great grandchildren, and 6 step grand children, one brother G.L. Quattlebaum of Letona and one sister, Mrs Martha Johnson of Floyd and a host of relatives and friends. For to know her was to love her and she numbered her friends by her acquaintenances. She was a member of the Methodist Church and her beautiful Christian experience was without question.
She will be sadly missed in the many homes she visited, and each community will miss her Godly influence felt during those visits. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the bereaved ones. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L.C. Langley in the Methodist Church at Mt. Pisgah last Friday, with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bradberry in charge of singing. A large crowd was present to pay respects. Her body was laid to rest in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.
Out of community friends and relatives to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bradberry, Searcy, Mr. and Mrs. John Bradberry and Mr. and Mrs. Nute Taylor and family and Mrs. Will Stracener and daughter, Mrs Ralf Yearby all of Cosby, Mrs Martha Johnson and children, Mrs Bud Bradberry, Mr and Mrs Bill Johnson and Miss Dot Johnson all of Floyd, Mr and Mrs Curtis Treece of Clinton, Mr and Mrs K D Hicks and son George of Pangburn and Mrs. Henry Plant of Ft. Smith.
(Special thanks goes to Jane Dorff for this!)

White County Citizen
August, 1958
Dr. A.L.Spain succumbs here early today.
Dr. Arthur L. Spain 85, of Letona, beloved physician in White County,passed away at a local hospital early today, August 23. He was born at Bee Branch and had been practicing medicine since 1903. A member of the Mountain Home Union Church, he was an honorary lifetime member of the Searcy Masonic Lodge, the White County Medical Association and the Arkansas Medical Association.
Survivors include three nephews, Carl Lee of Damascus, Harvey Lee of North Little Rock and Ray Lee of Harrison; and a niece, Mrs L B Evatt of Damascus.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 at the Mt.Home Church by the Rev. Reable Childers and Elder Carthal Wyatt. Burial will be at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery by Daniel.
(Special thanks goes to Jane Dorff for this!)

Macklin Bass Johnson & Sarah Eason Jones married at "what is now known as
Ellis Chapel Church, Kensett, AR, White County" on November 24, 1868.
Someone found obituaries for me in the Arkansas Gazette for Macklin Bass
Johnson & Robert Macklin Johnson and the lady was going to give you copies.
Did she ever do that? If not, I will transcribe and send those to you. I
also have a wonderful article that I don't believe I've ever sent to you on
the 50th Wedding anniversary of my G-Grandfather's brother, B.R.Johnson.
He worked for the Searcy newspaper for many, many years and according to
the article was a city councilman. His father (Macklin Bass Johnson above)
was a White County Judge in the late 1800's.
Carol Shrader

There is no date, but with their wedding date we would assume that the article was published Jan/Feb 1948.

Despite the fact that neither was able to walk for the present, Mr. and Mrs. B.R.Johnson observed their Golden Wedding in their home here Tuesday, January 27. Mr. Johnson, though convalescing, was confined to his bed, because of a recent illness, and Mrs. Johnson greeted her friends from a wheel chair. She recently fell and suffered a hip fracture.

Many friends called. A more elaborate and more formal celebration, planned by Mr. & Mrs. Tom Johnson of New Orleans, son and daughter-in-law, had to be abandoned. Mr. Johnson, stricken while visiting in New Orleans, arrived home Sunday in an ambulance. Mrs. Johnson was in a hospital here until about a week ago.

Mr. Johnson, formerly of West Point, and Miss Gladys King, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William King of Searcy, were married in Searcy January 27, 1898.

Mr. Johnson has been with the Citizen Publishing Co. since he came to Searcy 57 years ago. He has been a member of the board of stewards of the Methodist Church more than 40 years, served as Sunday school superintendent many years, and has been a member of the city council 24 years.

Mrs. Johnson is known for her beautiful embroidery and needle work.

Special thanks to Carol Shrader

The Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR March 16, 1926
Searcy, March 15 - M.B.Johnson, aged 77, died here this afternoon at the
home of his son, B. Rogers Johnson. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Miss.
coming to White county when a child. He is survived by his wife, three
sons, E.H. and B.R. of Searcy and Frank of England, by a daughter, Mrs.
R.E. Swann, West Point, and a brother George Johnson, Mt. Pleasant, Miss.

Special thanks to Carol Shrader

The Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR August 27, 1920
England, Aug. 26 - Robert Macklin Johnson, aged 44, died at his home here
this morning. He was a member of the J.B.Duncan Mercantile Company. He is
survived by two daughters, Eason and Lillian, his father and mother, and
one brother at England, two brothers at Searcy, and one sister at West
Point, AR.

Special thanks to Carol Shrader

(August 17, 1930)
(No Newspaper listed)

(Special thanks to Carol Tucker for this!)
Mrs. Minerva Cooper Has 99th birthdays Ancestress of 175
Ninety-nine years old on last Sunday, mother of seven children and ancestress of 175 descendants. Mrs. Minerva E. Cooper who makes her home with her son, W. T. Cooper on Third street in this city, does not expect to attain the century mark. Although able to be up most of the time and to come to the table for the two daily meals to which she limits herself. Mrs. Cooper wrote a letter to friends in White county, where she former resided, that she does feel that will see another birthday. "I am ready to meet my Savior at any time" she wrote. Mrs. Cooper who is doubtless the oldest person in Conway, has been living here form near Rosebud, where she had made her home for about 68 years. She was born in Marshall county, Kentucky, August 17, 1831 and was married March 8, 1854 to J. R. Cooper. The couple moved to Arkansas and settled near Rosebud in 1860, and the husband enlisted the following year for service in the Confederate Army. He died about 13
years ago and Mrs. Cooper receives a monthly Confederal pension of $50 from the state.
Mother of seven children, two sons, and three daughters of whom are living. Mrs. Cooper today counted her descendants and found they number
the remarkable total of 175. They are:
Great -Grandchildren...................91
Despite the fact she is partially blind and deaf and that she is living her last years. Mrs. Cooper's cheerful and active for her years. At her sons home Sunday a special dinner was prepared for her and several of her old friends were guest., although only one grandchild besides her son, from among her 175 descendants was present enjoy the occasion with her.

Arkansas Woman Still Active After Rounding Out Hundred Year
Conway, Ark. (Newspaper name not given)
Aug. 19 1931

Born August 18,1831 in McCraken county, Tennessee, Mrs. Minerva Cooper observed her centennial at the home of her son, W. T. Cooper of this city. Despite her age she is in excellent health, although her hearing and sight have become impaired in recent years. Mrs. Cooper came to Arkansas in 1860 and resided at Rosebud in Cleburne county, until four years ago when she moved to Conway. In addition to W. T.. Cooper, she has one other son, J. W. Cooper, Crystal Okla. and three daughters.
(Thanks to Carol Tucker

Helenan Struck by Train - Doubt It Was Death Blow

HELENA, Ark., Nov. 2, 1936- Declaring that the victim was evidently struck by a Missouri Pacific train, a coroner's jury returned a verdict to that effect today in the death of Buck Waddle, 36, but added "there is no evidence that he was alive at the time he was struck."
Waddle's body, the head crushed, was found beside the railroad tracks about a mile south of here Saturday night and taken to a local undertaking parlor, where it was identified by Herman L. Talbot, brother-in-law of the victim, yesterday.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Waddle residence in West Helena by the Rev. E. L. Sharpe, Christian minister of Helena, with burial in Odd Fellows Rest.
(Special thanks to R. D. Waddle, who submitted this August 11, 1997!)

November 2, 1936

Buck Waddle Believed Struck by Train While Asleep
HELENA, Ark, Nov. 1.- The body of a man found last night near the Missouri Pacific tracks about a mile south of town, the head crushed, was identified this afternoon as that of Buck Waddle, 36, West Helena.
The body was identified by Herman T. Tolbert, brother-in-law of the victim. Tolbert and his wife make their home with the Waddle family.
E. K. Campbell, engineer on a train arriving here shortly before 8 o'clock discovered the body and reported it to local authorities. It was removed to a local undertaking parlor where it was helf for identification.
It is thought that Waddle was struck by a train either while asleep or in a daze. A smouldering fire was near the scene.
His family became uneasy when he failed to return home last night and Tolbert set out to look for him. He went to the undertaking parlor upon learning that a man had been killed last night.
He leaves his widow and two children, Cledis, 6 and Finis 17 (months, sic), all of West Helena; his mother, Mrs. Winnie Hicks, Amagon, Ark.; a sister, Rena Hicks, Hughes, Ark., and two brothers, Clarence and Ivory Hicks, both of Bederville, Ark.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
(Special thanks to R. D. Waddle, who submitted this August 11, 1997!)

Kokomo Daily Dispach
Wed., May 3, 1893
Five Men Lost
Searcy, Ark., May 3, - Allen Brown, Robinson Caruth, Joe Scott, Sandy Cooksey & Allen Booth, employed at the government rock quarry 2 miles south of this place, got in a small boat at noon, Tuesday & attempted to cross the Little River to go to their dinner. When they had reached the middle of the river the raging torrent overcame their strength and their boat was thrown violently against a rock, wrecking it. The men were thrown into the river & were soon carried down with the current. The bodies have not been recovered.
(Thanks to Donnie, the Van Buren Co. volunteer!)

Ark. Gazette
June, 1882
Judson University
The exercise connected with the seventh annual commencement of the above institution located at Judsonia in this state occured last week. The baccalaureate sermon of Prof. Parnelle, address by Rev. J. F. Rivers, Jr., and Rev. J. S. Thomas of Searcy were highly appreciated. On the 15 th inst. the commencement proper took place. Two young men recieved the degree of Bachelor of Science, Albert E. Baker & Charles D. James. Their orations were well written & admirably delivered. The president informed us that he had succeeded in liquidating the most pressing claims against the property, so that the University will open the fall term Monday, Sept. 11, under the most auspicious circumstances.

Judsonia Advance
July 4, 1888
Another victim of the joiner at the Box Factory. Mark Smith gratified his curiosity as to the sharpness of the knife, resulting in the loss of the ends of 2 fingers on his right hand. This is the 3rd party whose digits have been abbreviated by that machine.

Judsonia Advance
April 21, 1918
Last Sunday two grown & six young wolves were killed in the Sheepneck neighborhood. The dogs ran the wolves into a den in Cedar Hollow on the farm of L. N. Hilger. A large crowd gathered. Three blasts of dynamite failed to discharge the wolves. Finally Wiley Carruthers crawled into the cave, flashed a light into the wolves' eyes & killed them. The male weighed 60 pounds, & the female 46 pounds.

Southern Economist
Vol. VI, no. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
Beebe notes - Mr. Tom Cranford residing near Antioch, died a slow fever last Sunday. Mr. Cranford was an enterprising & successful farmer, a good citizen, & his death is deplored by all who knew him.

Judsonia Advance
Aug. 24, 1887
Joseph Wetzel will finish burning his kiln of brick this week & our citizens will not be bothered in the future to secure bricks for flues & curbing.

Judsonia Advance
Sept. 7, 1887
Some of our young people are again induldging in amateur telegraph lines. One has recently been established between the houses of T. B. Drake & F. Franceur.

Ark. Gazette
Oct. 22, 1899
At Searcy
There was a charming little reception held at the Gill House last Mon. evening. The decorations were of roses & palms. The refreshments were dainty & the evening was a social success. Miss Cline, vocalist at Galloway, sang twice, her full rich voice floating in mellow tones & giving enjoyment to all. Miss McKennon of the institute played a difficult instrumental piece. As her fingers glided unerringly smoothly over the most difficult passages, each felt that Searcy had never her superior as a musician. in her reading Miss Fowlkes proved herself as an artist.
Tues. evening a merry party of 23 went 'possum hunting chaperoned by 2 young married ladies. The moonlight was perfect & no doubt cupid was busy somewhere among the few young couples, as only 3 'possums were reported to have been caught.
Wed. Mrs. Percival took her guests at the Gill House down below Ria Vista -otting, an eighteen mile drive. They landed in the woods gathered and hauled about 10 bushels of large nuts; took sapping at Bald Knob & drove home by moonlight. They reached Searcy at about 9 o'clock, a happy, successful party.
Friday the gentleman at the Gill House went visiting down on Little Red river.(part missing here) -- are located at the Sulphur Springs Hotel, also Mr. Lyons & wife of MO. There are 18 families of drummers located at Searcy. There has never been case of scarlet fever or diphtheria in this little city. Several years ago there were several cases that had diphtheretic symptoms & one case of a little child who was thought to have scarlet fever but who was out again in a week. Searcy is noted for her sulphur water, her new schools her high moral tone-hence the number of men who have their families here.

Judsonia Advance
Sept. 28, 1887
E. D. McAllister, proprietor of the Pacific Hotel, has purchased a new hack to run between his hotel & the depot. It is driven by the most accomodating of drivers, Ben Key.

Arkansas Gazette
Oct. 18, 1899
Jesse Goff of Cleburne Co. was brought in by Deputy Collector, Fred Johnson. He was caught in the illicit still which he was running & his plant was destroyed.

Judsonia Advance
Nov. 23, 1887
Saturday a horse belonging to Mr. A. T. Jones of West Point became frightened & breaking his halter ran through town apparently mad with fright. He attempted to run into 2 different stores in town & finally made his way toward the river; running through the saw mill before he tried to jump a deep ditch near there but failed in his attempt & fell in. He was hoisted out, having sustained a few slight injuries.

Judsonia Advance
June 6, 1888
Floyd Coe had quite an accident with his team Tuesday which came near resulting seriously. In driving the ferry boat the chain with which the wagon wheels were tied broke & pushed his horses into the river. Before they could be disengaged from the harness they came near being drowned.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
Strayed or stolen: from the Jim Watson place, on Des Arc Creek, 3 miles from Center Hill, one black roan mare & mule colt one year old. Owner, J. M. Davis, Center Hill, AR.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
J. D. DuBois, of Judsonia will move to OK in Sept.

The Arkansas Gazette
Oct. 15, 1899
At Searcy
The Home Mission Society of the Methodist Church has had a refreshing week of prayer & enter on their full duties with renewed energy.
Misses Bevle Wood & Mildred Watkins will enjoy the charming hospitality of Mrs. Percival at the Gill House for the next few days.
A knight of the grip, John Stevens of St. Louis, with his family, is registered at the Sulphur Springs Hotel for the winter.
A cotillion at the popular Gill House is one of the anticipated events by the young people in the near future.
The Missionary Society of the Searcy Female Institute has a record for the past school term of which it may well be proud. When it is remembered the number of boarders in this school is to 20 & less than that number was in the school when the term closed, the sum given by the girls of $36 was a handsome amount. This institute is very quiet about its work but the work accomplished is very thourough & effective & will be recognized as unsurpassed in the near future.
Galloway is rapidly nearing the finishing touches. The family of the contractor, Will Stewart, has returned to Newport to fit the home up for the home-coming of the father within the next week. The Gill House does not "speed the parting guests" but rejoices with Searcy in the completion of this handsome building.

The Arkansas Gazette
Oct. 15, 1899
Brief Points about People
Miss Sue Ellen Pride of Searcy is visiting her cousin, Mrs. O. K. Schaad.

The New York Times
Mon., March 23, 1952
Storm Cellar No 'Folly'
22 Ark. Neighbors Saved by Shelter They Ridiculed. Midway, Ark., Mar. 23 (UP) - 22 of her neighbors in this small community are grateful today to Mrs. Bratt Faulks. The Faulks folly, they think now, when the Faulks moved here from Heber Springs, Mrs. Faulks insisted that her husband add a storm cellar to the new house he was building. Mr. Faulks did so reluctantly, amid jibes from neighbors who declared the idea useless.
Friday night 22 of these neighbors crowded with the Faulks family into the "useless shelter". The Faulks home & several others were demolished by a tornado. (see also the page on the Judsonia tornado accessable from the main White Co. page)

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
Tues. afternoon at the residence of Mr. J. E. Massey, father of the bride, Dr. J. W. Fuller, of Augusta, & Mrs. Nettie Neal, of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. W. B. Hays, of Augusta. After the ceremony the couple left for Augusta, their future home.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
The following marriage license have been issued since our last publication last week: W. T. Sutton & Julia E. Holyfield; Jas J. Kizziar & Georgia Hackney; W. B. Ward & J. E. Bailey; J. W. Fuller & Mrs. Nettie Neal; W. C. Malone & Amanda Ward.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
A horse belonging to J. T. Quick, of El Paso, fell into an old well in Mitchell's wagon yard, Sunday & was killed.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
Beebe notes - Rev. F. M. Wylie has accepted a position as traveling agent for the Lebanon Female College, of Lebanon, Tenn., & left Monday on his work, going from here to Helena.

The Southern Economist
Vol. VI, No. 29
Aug. 3, 1893
Criminal cases before the Circuit Court: State vs W. H. Hope - sabbath breaking, not guilty; St. vs Jas. Ross - sabbath breaking, fine $25; St. vs Carrie Holliday - grand larceny - 1 year in pen; St. vs Otho Lews - grand larceny - 1 year in pen; St. vs Jas. Caruthers - carrying a pistol - fine $50.

(Much thanks to Mitzi, our White Co. Quattlebaum researcher for the following!)
The White County Citizen , Searcy, Arkansas
Wednesday, November 26, 1941
Mrs. Bill Tucker and son, Billie Max, of Judsonia spent the weekend visiting relatives here and her sister Mrs. George Reed accompanied her home Sunday afternoon.

Buddie Cox who was lately inducted into the army, received a 72 hour leave to come home on account of his grandmothers death left this Monday morning for Camp Robinson to await his transfer to his post.

We are sorry to report Mrs. Arthur Hughes was on the sick list the past week, hope she soon recovers.

T.T. Hughes also is numbered with the sick ones.

Dr. Spain was called to see J. E. Barton again today(Monday).

Mrs. John Brown went to Floyd last Thursday evening to visit her daughter, Mrs. Chunk Benton, who is sick with flue and pneumonia.

J. C. Harrison of Searcy spent the week end here, the guest of his brother, J. B. Harrison and sisters, Mrs. J. E. Barton and Mrs. J.P. Findley.


Our school house sure was packed with an unusually large crowd of people Monday night when Lonnie Glosson and his Sugar Creek Gang gave us a grand show.

Miss Evelyn Rowland went to Searcy Monday and had a minor operation, but she is doing nicely.

Miss Irma Gene Bogle made a business trip to Searcy Monday.

Some people have been killing hogs here at this place.

Our school is getting along fine. We are selling candy to get a basketball, so help us by buying some candy from the school.

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Maggie Horn. She was loved by all of this place. Her loved ones have our deepest sympathy.

White Co. Record
Oct. 28, 1876
Divine Service
Rev. Waler Killbough will preach at the presbyterian church on to-morrw (Sunday) morning at the usual hour. Mr. Killough is a young man, well educated, a good preacher, & withal a White Co. boy. His sermons are well studied, and are admire by his listeners & his delivery is excellent. The public are respectfully invited to attend.

New Goods at Hicks, Lightle & Co. They are right pretty, too. George Faucette takes delight in showing pretty calicoes, and he was busy as a bee taking them out of the boxes while we were there. Friend John Lightle is back from the centenniel & will wait on you with pleasure and also give you some idea of the big show.

The Central House at Little Rock has been leased by our townsman, Capt. Henry Booth, for 5 years, and is controlled by him solely & exclusively.

George McNeil has gone to Little Rock to clerk at the Central House.

Mr. Jas. E. Skillern has opened a nice lot of goods at Quitman.

The Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas (Thanks to Mary Ann Mitchell for this!)
April 25, 1906.
Father of Hon. Joseph W. House of Little Rock Expires at Age of 83 Years in White County
A. B. House, a pioneer of central Arkansas and for more than half a century a leading citizen of White county, died at his home at West Point, eight miles east of Searcy,Monday.
One of Mr. House's sons is Hon. Joseph W. House of Little Rock, who, accompanied by his wife, has gone to West Point to attend the funeral.
Deceased was 83 years of age and when quite a young man he located in White county and had engaged in farming since then. Mr. House was esteemed as one of the most exemplary citizens of that county. Col. John M. Moore and John R. Jobe, former residents of White county who knew him well, spoke last night in terms of high prasie of Mr. House, as a man and citizen. Although taking deep interest in public affairs, in line with his occupation of the duty of every citien, he did not seek office himself, although no man was held in higher regard or was deemed worthier of preferment in public office. Mr. House was content to remain a private citizen always.
Besides Judge House of Little Rock, deceased leaves another son, J. Polk House, who resides at Searcy.

Paper name unknown
Date after Nov. 30, 1931 (date he died)
S. M. Plant Funeral Services at Rosebud
In the church at Rosebud he helped to build & in which his name stood first in the membership role, funeral services were held Tues. afternoon for Stephen M. ("Uncle Steve") Plant, 84-year-old Confederate veteran & well behaved citizen of the Rosebud community, who died there Monday morning. The services were conducted by Rev. Geoge Wiman & Rev. Hagar, pastor of the church.
Mr. Plant was born near Quitman, April 3, 1847, and his entire life was spent within a few miles of his birthplace. His parents moved when he was quite young to White Co., at the community & church afterwards called Plant's Chapel, in honor of his father. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Confederate army & served the last year of the civil war under General Gates, surrendering in 1865 at Jacksonport, Ark. In 1866 he was married to Nancy Jane Smith, who died July 31, 1920. To them were born 9 children, of whom 8 survive. They are J. Zeno Plant & Mrs. S. M. Acker of Searcy, C. D., W. E. & J. P. Plant & Mrs. Allie Holt of Rosebud, Mrs. Nola Munn of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Ada Linton, of Las Cruces, N. M. All the children were with him in his last illness except Mrs. Munn & Mrs. Linton. He is survived by 32 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild, also by one sister, Mrs. Josie Wilson. One of his neices is Mrs. Avery E. Moore of Enders, widow of the former state auditor.
Mr. Plant was noted as a zealous supporter of Christian religion & prohibition. When his sons were young he told them not to drink, curse of smoke until they saw or knew of him doing it. His greatest interest was in the Methodist church at Rosebud & during his last illness he worried into delirium over a fear that the church had been sold.

The Daily Citizen (Searcy - Special thanks to Robert L. Lytal for sending this in!)
Tues., April 2, 1940
Mrs. Susan E. Shelby
Mrs. Susan E. Shelby died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Wallace, near McRae, March 28. Mrs. Shelby had lived in White county since childhood. She was 98 years, 2 months and 7 days old. Interment was in the Sidon Cemetery Saturday, March 30. Westbrook Funeral Home was in charge.

The "Arkansas Democrat," (Special thanks to Larry Vick for this!)
11 Feb 1934, p. 4 says
"Dr. Little, Physician Of Judsonia, Dies Judsonia. Feb. 10. - (Special)-Dr. R. L. Little, aged 68, prominent physician of Judsonia, died at his home here early Saturday morning, after a long illness. He practiced medicine here during the past 35 years. Dr. Little was a past master of the local Masonic lodge and was active in church work. He was chairman of the board of deacons of the First
Baptist church. Dr. Little was married in 1892 to Miss Robbie Bell Rushing. By this marriage there is a son, W. D. Little of Norman, Ark., and a daughter, Mrs. Henry B. Fraser, McGehee. In 1910 he married Mrs. Rose M. McCauley, who survives him. Mrs. Little is the mother of Lieut. J. Wayne McCauley, who is stationed at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Tex. In addition to his immediate family, Dr. Little is survived by a brother, Jim Little of Bradford, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Coffman Payne, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of the pastor, William Kelley, assisted by Rev. S. C. Vick of Arkadelphia. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery."

The "Arkansas Democrat" (Thanks again to Larry Vick for this & all the other info he's supplied!)
(Little Rock, 9 Sep 1961);p. 3
"Mrs. Rose Little JUDSONIA - Mrs. Rose Best Little, 80, of Judsonia died in a Little Rock nursing home yesterday. She was the widow of Dr. R. L. Little. Survivors include a stepson, Dallas Little; two step-daughters, Mrs. Henry Fraser of McGehee and Mrs. Theodore Johnson of Little Rock; three brothers, Lonnie Best of Helena and Louis Best and Porter Best of McCrory, and three sisters, Mrs. E. N. Jordan and Mrs. Cyril E. Bryant of Booneville and Miss Myrtle Best of McCrory. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory."

Unknown newspaper (found in Q. D. Baker Family Bible)
Handwritten above article: Died Sept. 5, 1969
Mrs. Martha Q. Cato
Beebe - Martha Jane Quattlebaum Cato, 92, of Searcy, died Friday. She was a Missionary Baptist. Survivors include 3 sons, Johnny Cato & Leonard Cato of Searcy, & Bedford Cato of Jacksonville; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Morgan of Cabot, Mrs. Arlee Guier & Mrs. Q. D. Baker of Searcy & Mrs. Lester Barnett of Missouri; a brother, Phillip Quattlebaum, of Searcy; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren & 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Quattlebaum Cemetery.

Unknown newspaper (found in Q. D. Baker Family Bible)
(This article is almost the same as the above)
Funeral Services held for Searcy Nonagenarian
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane Quattlebaum Cato, 92, who died Friday, Sept. 5, at her home, 908 W. Race, were held Sun., Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Home Chapel in Bebee.
Services were conducted by Rev. R. L. Spears. He read Psalm 23, Rev. 23:4 & told of her many Christian deeds. A chorus directed by Eddie Price sang "Amazing Grace", "Precious Memories" & her favorite hymn, "I'll Fly Away". Pallbearers were Hoyt L. Baker, Carvillee Benton, Donnie L. Bolding, Achel E. Cato, Weldon Cato & Johnnie L. Quattlebaum. Internment was in Quattlebaum Cemetery at Gravel Hill by Westbrook.
Survivors include 4 dau., Mrs. Arlee Guier of Searcy, Mrs. Millie Morgan of Cabot, Mrs. Roni Baker of Joy & Mrs. Luvenie Barnett of Bloomfield, Missouri; 3 sons, Johnnie & Leonard Cato, both of Searcy & Bedford Cato of Jacksonville; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren & 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Unknown newspaper (found in Q. D. Baker Family Bible)
Handwritten above article: Died Oct. 27, 1962
Final Rites Held for T. J. Cato
Funeral Services for Thomas Jefferson Cato, 89, a retired farmer of Searcy, who died at his home, were held today, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. R. L. Spears. Burial was at the Quattlebaum Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Service in Beebe. Mr. Cato was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Janie Quattlebaum Cato; 3 sons, Leonard Cato & Johnny Cato, both of Searcy, & Bedford Cato of Jacksonville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Millie Morgan of Cabot, Mrs. Luvine Barnett of Missouri & Mrs. Arlee Guier & Mrs. Roni Baker, both of Searcy, 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Unknown newspaper (found in Q. D. Baker Family Bible)
(no date given)
Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Tilley Jr., & children Jackie, Terri, James, David & Rex went to Mrs. Tilley's parents Sunday for the Q. D. Baker's 32 nd wedding anniversary. Those attending were Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cowan & baby daughter, Shannon, Mr. & Mrs. Hoyt Baker & children & Miss Linda Baker, all of Little Rock & Mr. & Mrs. Q. T. Quattlebaum & children of Joy. All had a big dinner & reported a good time visiting.

Unknown Newspaper
Unknown Date
Joel A. Moore, whose death occurred at his home in Beebe, Arkansas, on the 3rd inst., was a resident of this city and conducted the carriage business in Claysville for several years previous to his removal to Arkansas in 1878. The following account, taken from Current Topics, published at the home of the deceased, will be of interest to his relatives and friends: "Joel A. Moore was born at Woodstown, Salem county, N.J., and moved with his parents to Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of twelve years. At seventeen he was apprenticed to Wilson & Childs, wagon manufacturers, where he worked until September 13, 1862, when he enlisted in Company 1, 23d Regiment, N. J. Infantry and served nine months. He was discharged at Beverly, N.J., June 27, 1863, prior to which he was united in marriage with Mary B. Stoy, July 28, 1859. By this union were two children, Harry W. and Robert (now deceased). They resided in Salem, N.J., until Jan. 1, 1878, when they removed to Beebe, Arkansas. His first wife died in September 1868, and he was married December 23, 1868, to Annie E. Harris, of Salem, N.J., and they have been residents of Beebe for nearly a score of years. Mr. Moore has filled many responsible positions in city affairs and was an earnest member of the M.E. Church South in Beebe. He leaves beside his widow, the following children: Harry W. Moore, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. John Waller, Mrs. Val Taylor Warner and Julia Moore, all of Beebe." The following preamble and resolutions were passed by the town council of Beebe at a regular meeting held October 5, 1897: Whereas, God in his Wisdom has seen fit to call another of our Councilmen in the person of J.A. Moore from his labors below to the joys of bliss; therefore, be it
1. Resolved, That this Council has lost one of its best and safest Councilmen and the town a useful, upright and Christian citizen, and that it becomes us as members of this council to bow in humble submission to the will of our divine Master.
2. That the Recorder spread this preamble and these resolutions on the minutes of this Council.
3. That the editors of both papers published in the town be requested by the Recorder to publish this document in their respective papers, and a copy be presented to the family of the deceased.
Grant Taylor, Mayor
J.T. Tidwell, Recorder

Mary Cornell

Mrs. [Lousia] Joe Hannah of Griffithville dies

Judsonia, 1950- Mrs Joe Hannah, former resident of Judsonia, died at her home at Griffithville Tuesday. She is survived by her husband, Joe Hannah, of Griffithville, two daughters Mrs. Myrtle Trinkle of Judsonia and Mrs. Ethel Stacks of McCrory, A son J.F. Hannah of Griffithville. Two brothers, James Rackley of Judsonia, and John Rackley of Austin Tx. services were held at First Baptist church on Wednesday.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, 1973

Dave Trinkle, 69 of Judsonia, a retired stonemason, died Wednesday. Surving are His widow, Mrs. Myrtle Combs Trinkle; two daughters, Mrs Lucille Bolding and Mrs Martha Gilbert, both of Judsonia; a half sister, Mrs Dora Bell of Lake City [Craighead co.] and seven grandchildren. Funeral was today at the First Baptist Church of Judsonia. Burial was Evergreen cemetery by Powell Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia 1995

Mrs Laura Myrtle [Combs] Trinkle,69, of Judsonia, died Monday. Mrs, Trinkle was a Baptist. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Lucille Bolding and Mrs. Martha Eden, both of Judsonia, seven grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2pm Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia Sept.-30-1983

Junier Bolding, 54, of Judsonia, a retired service station operator, died Friday. Bolding was a Baptist. survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Trinkle Bolding; two sons Billy Bolding of Judsonia and David Bolding of Wink Tx.. Two daughters Diane Clark of Searcy, Janice Bolding of Judsonia; five brothers, James, Wayne and Claude Bolding, of Judsonia, Bob Bolding,of Bald Knob, and Conley Bolding of Searcy; four sisters Mrs Ruth Palmer of  New Castle, Del. Mrs Darlene Medford of Portland, Or. Mrs Ann Phillips of Huston Tx. and Mrs Irene Scarborugh of Judsonia, and three grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob, Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, April-4-1994

Lucille Bolding, 68 of Judsonia, died Monday April 4, born January 7, 1926, in Bisco, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Myrtle Trinkle. The widow of Junior Bolding, she was a home maker and a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Survivors include two sons,Billy Arthur Bolding of Judsonia, and David Lynn Bolding of Artesia, New Mexico; Two daughters, Diane Clark, of Beebe, Janice Bolding Of Judsonia; one sister Martha Eden of Judsonia; and six grandchildren. Fuderal services will be conducted Wednesday,April,6 at 10am. at Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, March,30-1942

Miss Ruby Irene Rackley. Dies at home of Aunt Here.

Miss Ruby Irene Rackley,30, died of heart disease at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. O.H. Stecher,1313 Lincoln avenue, at 8:40, Monday night. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Rackley, and three sisters Miss Della Mae Rackley, Miss Annie Rackley  and Mrs. Mary Stimbo, all of Judsonia, and five brothers Claude Rackley of Detroit, Mich,. and Charles, Romine, J.L. and Jerry Rackley, all of Judsonia. Funeral arrangements are  incomplete, but services will be held at Judsonia.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia March 9-1951

Steve R. Thomas,63, world war 1 veteran and retired barber, died in a Searcy Hospital early this morning. He had been a resident of Judsonia for many years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lela Siler Thomas,of Judsonia; one son Freeman Thomas, of Pangburn; one brother Frank Thomas, New Hope, Ala. three sisters, Miss Ive Thomas and Mrs Abinel Henson, of New Hope, Mrs. Sarah Wright, Glenn, Miss. Funeral service will be conducted in Judsonia at 3:pm. tomorrow by the Rev. Guthrie Dean, paster of the Church of Christ. Burial will be in charge of Briggs Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Searcy -February 28-1951

J.H. Roth 76 for many years co-owner of the Enterprise Box Co.,Judsonia, died in a hospital here yesterday after a lengthy Illness. His family long has been prominent in White Co. survivors include a son, William H. Roth, Searcy; four sisters, Mrs Mary Rachels, Beebe,  Mrs. J.C. Huntley and Mrs. Warren Vanmeter, Judsonia, and Mrs N.W. Gilbert, Lawrence, Kans. and a brother G.F. Roth, Judsonia. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:pm. tomorrow in Judsonia Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Sherman. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in charge of Briggs Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, March 18 1949
J.C. RHEW, 73 retired merchant, farmer and stockman, died suddenly in his
home in Judsonia Friday, apparently of a heart attack. He was a lifelong
resident of White County and was a merchant for many years in Judsonia,
later devoting his time to his land holdings and livestock.
He was a director of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, and member of the Baptist
He is Survived by his widow, the former, Miss Pearl Waller; two sons, John
and J.C. Rhew jr.,
two daughters, Mrs. C.E. Martindill, of Judsonia, and Mrs. L.N. Henbest, of
Memphis; one brother Faun Rhew, of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs John
Bennett, of Judsonia, Mrs. Monroe Collins, of Searcy. Funeral services will
be held in the Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. today, conducted by the
Rev. Robert McMillon. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Searcy Sept. 7, 1950 Gazette State News Service
D.C. MONDAY, age 69, Judsonia lumberman, died Wednesday night at a
Batesville Hospital
after a long Illness. He had been in the lumber business at Judsonia the
past 20 years.
Survivors include His wife; five sons, Leo, Warren, Bill, David and Allen
Monday, all of Judsonia,
and two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Osborne and Mrs. Rhoda Lape, both of Searcy.
Services will be held by Rev. L.L. Horton of Little Rock at 2:30 P.M. Friday
at Daniel Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

WILLIAM STANLEY MONDAY ,59, of Judsonia, died Friday.
surviving are three brothers, Warren, Allen Monday, of Judsonia, and David
Monday of Memphis, and two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Lape and Mrs. Mildred
Osborne, both of Searcy.
graveside services will be at 3:p.m. today in Coffeeville Cemetery by
Daniel Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Gazette State News Service
Judsonia, July 8, 1950

PHILLIP W. HUBACH, World War 11 veteran, died in a Hospital at Memphis
A life long resident of Judsonia, he was the son of the late Louis Hubach,
well-known authority on strawberry plant development. He served in the
Aleutian Islands for a long period during the war.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs Mallie Hubach, of Judsonia, and several
brothers and sisters. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery by Briggs- Kinney
Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Gazette State News Service
Judsonia, August,22, 1950
CARROLL C. BROWNING, age 62, die at his home early Tuesday. The son of
the late J.H. Browning, early settler of this community, He was a life long
resident of Judsonia.
He was a retired contractor. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily Wyeth
Browning; three sons,
Richard, Russell, and Raymond Browning, all of Judsonia; two daughters, Mrs
Elmo Henry of Mount Vernon, Miss Lula Margaret Browning of the home; two
sisters, Mrs. W. E. Forbes and Miss Alice Browning, both of Judsonia,
Services will be held at the Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by
Briggs-Kinney Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Gazette State News service
Searcy, July 7, 1950
J.W. HEAD, age 71, died at his home at Judsonia, Thursday. He was a native
of Tennessee, and a Baptist. He came to Judsonia, 25 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Head; three daughters, Mrs. Effie
Hanner and Mrs. Celi Fisher of Benton Harbor, Mich. Mrs. Jimmy Rhew of
Jacksonville; two sons, Walter Head of Judsonia, and Kent Head of Benton
Harbor, Mich. Two sisters, Mrs. Phone Davis of Oil Trough, and Mrs.
Donnie Birchfield of Dalton Ga.; eight grand children, and three
Services will be held by Rev. Robert McMillian at 2:p.m. Sat at home.
Burial will be at Evergreen cemetery by James Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Bald Knob, July23, 1955
age 67, of Bald Knob, died Saturday at a hospital.
He was owner of the Bald Knob, Pharmacy. He was born in Lawrence county and
had lived in Bald knob,34 years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dr.
William Carroll Dodd of Bald Knob,
and Dr. Perry L. Dodd of Augusta, and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Forbes- Collison Funeral Chapel by
Rev. Pharis Holifield. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery at Bald Knob.
Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, Sept, 14, 1950

Judsonia Man Drowns in river
John Dunham,54 of Judsonia, fell from a boat while running a trot line on Red River near Judsonia today and drowned. His body had not been found tonight,
According to Sheriff John Martin and Coroner Elvis Daniels of Searcy, Dunham was with Vernon Morris of Judsonia in a boat near the Missouri Pacific Railroad bridge when he toppled out the rear. Morris' cries for help brought another fisherman alongside, but they were unable to find Dunham Officers and volunteers were dragging the river with grappling hooks in an an effort to find the body, and coroner Daniels said if it were not found by morning divers would be called. Dunham lived with a sister, Mrs. D.L. Ransom, at Judsonia, He also is survived by another sister, Mrs. Jesse Van Meter.

Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Judsonia, Sept, 18 1950

The body of Johny H. Dunham of Judsonia, was recovered in a drift of the Little Red River two miles south of here this morning. He drown last Thursday afternoon.
Coroner Elvis James said an investigation that no inquest would be held because the drowning was an accident. Dave Trinkle and Perry Pratt of Judsonia, found Dunham's body as they were patroling the River in a search that began after Dunham fell from a boat while fishing.
Dunham is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Ransom and Mrs. Birdie Vanmeter, both of Judsonia, and a brother, Leonard Dunham of Tyronza. Services were held this afternoon by Rev. R.J. McMillan. Burial was in EverGreen Cemetery by Briggs- Kinsey Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Martha Eden email:

Submitted by: Charlotte  email:

Submitted by: Rick L Ramsey email:

She is the dau of William Stanhope Baxter Griffith and Lillie Admara Pruitt Griffith. Admara Pruitt < the dau of Alfred K Pruitt he is buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in White County along with ADDIE Pruitt a well as William STANHOPE Baxter Griffith IM Their grand son Rickey L Ramsey I'm also the grandson of Alfred Greer from White County, Arkansas thanks so much

Stella Corrine Ramsey
Born: May 8, 1911
Died: January 17, 2001

Stella Corrine Ramsey, 89 of Conway, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001. She was born May 8, 1911 in Mt. Pisgah (White County), Arkansas, the daughter of the late William Stanhope Baxter and Lillie Admara Pruitt Griffith. Mrs. Ramsey was a housewife and member of Somers Avenue Church of Christ in North Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Ramsey; four sons, J.H. Ramsey, Thomas Ramsey, Billy Ramsey, and Jimmy Dale Ramsey; and sister, Clara H. Griffith. She is survived by seven daughters, Jefferene Hoofman of Vilonia, Bobbie Moncrief of Maumelle, Dorothy Orr of Texarkana, AR, Theda McGhee of Perry, Sandra Roberts of Scott, Patsy Martin of Conway, Deborah Wright of Rison; three sons, Johnny Ramsey of North Little Rock, Danny Ramsey of Cabot, Fred Ramsey of Romance; three brothers, Eugene S. Griffith of Conway, James William Griffith of Vilonia, Melmern (Beade) Griffith of Vilonia; sister, Sarah E. Bridges of Searcy; 31 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, January 19, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Mars Hill Church of Christ in Vilonia with Mr. Oran Burt and Mr. Jerry Riley officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Valley Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Mrs. Ramsey’s grandsons: Stephen Ramsey, Roger Ramsey, Johnny Ray Ramsey, David Orr, Allen McGhee, Dennis McGhee, Terry Roberts, Scott Ramsey, Chad Ramsey, Ricky Ramsey, Ronnie Ramsey, and Shane Martin. Family visitation is Thursday, January 18, 2001 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway.

Obituary: Bethany, Oklahoma

Dorothy Bevill Eby, 70, passed away January 13, 1990, at Bethany General Hospital. Dorothy Eby was a retired missionary, with 23 years work in Swaziland as a teacher and Christian worker behind her. She returned to the local area and taught in public and private schools. [She taught at Letona in 1939.] She married Reverend Amos G. Eby in 1978. She was born in White County, Arkansas, on March 1, 1919, into a family of 12. Her mother died when she was four; her father remarried and had another eight children by his second wife. She is survived by most of her siblings and her husband. Dorothy Eby's body has been donated to science, and there will be a memorial service the evening of January 18 at the Williams Memorial Church of the Nazarene. The family requests no flowers but donations to a memorial fund for missionary work set up through Williams Memorial Church.

The following was written in her memory by her stepson J. Wesley Eby:

A rose was born one winter's day in the soil of Arkansas, when freezing winds and snows were gone, as the earth began to thaw. The rose - a tiny, fragile bud - was given tender care along with allt he flowers in the Bevill Garden fair. The rose bud grew and flourished in the rich, productive soil, while nutured there with patience and nursed with prudent toil. But yet, at times, it was untamed, like a wild rose overgrown; until, one day, the Gardener came and picked it for His own. The Gardener's skillwas evident as He pruned this rambling rose; and she became a lovely plant, only she, the Gardener chose. The rose so gladly yielded to the Gardener's loving touch; and as He gently nourished her, she grew to love Him much. She bloomed where she was planted, with blossoms bright and gay, that gave to her a beauty rare in an unpretentious way. The fragrance of her blossoms wafted o'er the earth, sprinkling love and joy and peace and things of lasting worth. The special perfume from her blooms spread out o'er Swaziland, bringing new, abundant life - a part of the Gardener's plan. But after years of wondrous blooms - the reason she was made - the blossoms lost their sweet perfume and the hues began to fade. And then, one day, the Gardener came and said, "You've done your best. You've bloomed where you were planted, and now it's time to rest. I'm going to pluck you from this earth and plant you in the sky to bloom in Heaven's Garden as endless years roll by. You'll be with the Rose of Sharon right from this very hour, the Rose you've emulated, the Perfect Garden Flower. Your fragrance, though, will linger throughout all time, yo see; for your blooms will never fade nor die in God's eternity."
This information contributed by Lecil Brown of Bethany, Oklahoma, a member of the White County Historical Society.