Norma June Ragan
Norma June Krablin Ragan, 80, of Melbourne, formerly of DeWitt, died Oct. 24 at her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1930, to John B. and Hallie Krablin. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Her parents, a son, Mark Ragan, and two brothers, Paul Krablin and J. B. Krablin, preceded her in death.
Survivors include children, Randy Krablin and his wife, Denise, of Tucker, Thomas Ragan and his wife, Liz, of Troy, MO, and Beverly Hill and her husband, Rick, of Melbourne; 12 grandchildren; several great-granchildren and one brother, Dick Krablin and his wife, Jane, of Colt.
Funeral services will be held Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at Essex Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cedarcrest Memborial Gardens by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt.
Visitation will be Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
[DeWitt Era Enterprise, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, pg 7B]
Ethel Man Drops Dead
Parker Ragsdale of near Ethel fell dead at his home Monday. He was 59 years of age.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, and burial was in the Chute Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Wesley Ragsdale of Ethel and a brother, Henry Ragsdale of Wheatley.
(Source: DeWitt Era Enterprise, April 9, 1942, Vol. 60, Page 1)
David Daniel Revils Jr., 68, of Pine Bluff, died June 12 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1936, in England to Virginia Youngblood Revils and Dan Revils Sr. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Jimmy Revils. He attended school in Reydell, was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of Reydell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Lawson Revils of Pine Bluff; his mother, Virginia Youngblood Revils of Reydell; children, Sherry Monk of Pine Bluff, Rene Gullick of Turtle, OK, Donnie Lane of DeWitt, and Terry Lane and Paul Lane of Malvern; a brother, Charles Revils of Reydell; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bill Smithwick, Bobby Lunsford, Ronnie Lunsford, Will Moore, Dexter Lunsford, James White and Jerry Monk.
Funeral services were held June 15 at Hale-South Funeral Home with burial in Flat Bayou Cemetery in Altheimer with Bro. Don Borland officiating. Hale-South Funeral Home was in charge of the service.
(Source: DeWitt Era-Enterprise, June 17, 2005)
Peyton Roach died at DeWitt, where, he had resided 50 years.
[Source - Friday, December 23, 1904 Gentry Courier. Submitted by Tina Easley]
Loreda Marie Webb Roberts, 64, of Gillett, died June 9 in Gillett. She was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Auvergne to Odis Lee and Edith Comstock Webb. She was a registered nurse who worked at Bax-ter Manor Nursing Home and was a member of Crossroads Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Roberts; her parents, and a sister, Laverne Morris.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Conner of Gillett and Donna Glidewell and her husband, Timothy, of Gillett; a brother, Bil-ly Lee Webb of Elizabeth; three grandsons, Timothy Claude Glidewell Jr., and his fianc/e, Lyd-ia Perritt, William Mitchell Con-ner and his wife, Brandi Diane, and Kevin Roberts Glidewell, all of Gillett.
Pallbearers were Junior Wein-rich, Burt VanHorn, Michael Webb and Casey Cowgill. Honorary pallbearer was Tim Glidewell.
Funeral services were held June 11 at the Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth with Bro. Frank Plachey officiating. Interment was in the Elizabeth Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
(Source: DeWitt Era-Enterprise, June 17, 2005)
Lois Faye Robertson, 66,
of Perryville, MO died Saturday, December 9, 2006 at
Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. She was born
Aug. 24, 1940 in Stuttgart, AR, daughter of Clifton and
Lydia Crank Leirer. She and Clarence Robertson were married April 17, 1959, at Dexter, MO.
Robertson was a homemaker and loved gardening and quilting. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Parris of Perryville and
Michelle Everson of Peculiar, MO; two sons, Grant Robertson of
Lawrence, KS, and John Robertson of Lincoln, CA; four sisters, Dora
Bailey of Texas, Ann Lewis of Puxico, MO, Pat Wilcox of Springfield,
MO, and Kaye Leirer of Lawrence, KS; three brothers, Glen Leirer of
Panana City Beach, FL, Walter Leirer of Destin, FL, and Wayne Leirer of
Carmel, IL; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her parents; two sisters, Leo andToni; and a brother, Dean.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007 at
Bloomfield Church of Christ. Miller Family Funeral Home of
Perryville was in charge of arrangements
ROSENCRANTZ FUNERAL FRIDAY
Services Will Be At Stuttgart Wed. At 2:30 P.M.
The entire county was shocked Wednesday, when the news spread of the sudden death of Joe Rosencrantz, one of Arkansas county's most highly respected citizens. Mr. Rosencrantz died suddenly at his home in the Goldman neighborhood at 11:50 Tuesady night, March 31, of a heart attack. He was 63 years old.
It is doubtful if there is a man in the rice belt that had more friends that Mr.s Rosencrantz. Everyone loved him. He was a man that spoke ill of no one. His business dealings were always fair and his honesty above reproach. He was a faithful church worker, a good citizen and a fine man.
Few men in this county have had the business experiences of Mr. Rosencrantz. He was an extensive rice, cotton and general farmer as well as a stock raiser, public official, and director of many business enterprises.
Joseph Lhamon Rosencratz was the sone of Anthony J. and Mary M. Rosencrantz, born January 25, 1879 in Liscomb, Ia., where he attended school. He came to Arkansas, with his family who settled on Grand Prairie in Shannon neighborhood, south of Stuttgart in 1895.
February 19, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Lavina March at Stuttgart to which union, three children were born, one of whom died in infancy.
For a number of years he was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School at Shannon, The family moved to Morris township about thirlty-seven years ago, where Mr. Rosencrantz continued his farming activities, but on a broader scale. He was one of the pioneers in the rice industry and was an extensive grower. he represented the Arkansas Rice Growers as director for the Goldman district, was the first president of the Stuttgart Cooperative Buyers Association; school director for anumber of years; merchant at Goldman 8 years; serving also as postmaster for five years.
Mr. Rosencrantz was also active in a political way, being a Justice of Peace in Morris Township for eighteen years; member of the County Central Democratic Committee; served on the County Equilization Board the past ten years; represented the Bureau of Vital Statistics in his district.
He was a member of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church at Stuttgart, and superintendent of the Shannon Sunday School for many years. Thus the ocunty loses one of its most active and useful citizens - a man who gave his time, energy and money that the county grow and prosper and that the citizens might enjoy peace and happiness and worship their God in the manner they see fit.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Turpin Funeral home in Stuttgart, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Roland E. Darrow presiding. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery. The family requests no flowers.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Joe Lecyle; one daughter, Mrs. Ward Harris both of Stuttgart, and Mrs. I.M. Bennett of Almyra; one half-brother, Henry Rosecrantz of Harrison, Ark., and six grandchildren.
(Source: DeWitt Era-Enterprise, April 2, 1942, Vol 60, Page 1)