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CLEVELAND, ARK--LYONELL HALBROOK, 83, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Arkansas, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at his home. He was born July 7, 1920, in Cleveland, Arkansas, a son of Andrew J. Halbrook and Hettie Rhoads Halbrook. Mr. Halbrook was a retired postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service, a member of Cleveland United Methodist Church, a farmer, and a Farm Bureau board member for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Louise Maxwell Halbrook. Survivors include sons, James M. Skipper and wife, Ann, of Pearland, Texas, and John R. Halbrook and wife, Connie, of Atlanta, Georgia; daughters, Jeanne Skipper Rentfro and husband, Raymond, of Russellville, Arkansas, Brenda L. Tyler and husband, Rex, of Appleton, Arkansas, Marinelle Paladino and husband, Sonny, of Center Ridge, and Sherrye L. Futterer and husband, Bruce, of Russellville; sisters, Hettie Mae Hofherr and Reva Dale Thompson and husband, A.O. Thompson, all of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jimmy, Louis, and John Skipper, Rebecca Skipper Hickman, Will Jameson, Jake Tyler, Josh Dalzell, Nell Dalzell Baker, Andrew Tyler Halbrook, and Sarah Louise Halbrook; great-grandchildren, Ky, Josie, Chloe, and Quinn Baker, and Aiden Dalzell; stepgrandchildren, Doug Tyler, Luke Jameson, Marylee Jameson Lajoie, Joe Futterer, Katy Futterer, and a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Clyde Halbrook, Opie Halbrook, two infant brothers, and sister, Rose Walls. A special thanks to Starla Mackey for her loving care. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, December 27, at Cleveland United Methodist Church. Burial was at Old Liberty Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Roberson, Jerry McCormick, Carl Koone, and Archie Campbell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cleveland United Methodist Church or Old Liberty Cemetery Fund.
--Petit Jean Country Headlight, December 2003; contributed by Sharon Smith.

ARLINGTON, TX - LOWEDA HARRELSON, a retired cook for the Arlington school district, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital. She was 73.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Assembly of God in Arlington, where she was a member.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Robertstown (Robertsville) Cemetery, Robertstown (Robertsville), Ark.
Hugh M. Moore & Sons Funeral Home in Arlington is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harrelson was born in Robertstown and had lived in Arlington for 35 years. She was a cook for the school district for 20 years before her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Council at her church.
Mrs. Harrelson was the wife of Arthur R. Harrelson, who died in 1982.
Survivors: Three sons, Arthur Harrelson of Arlington, R.D. Harrelson of Colleyville and William Harrelson of Orange, Calif.; three daughters, Mary Riley of Cleburne, Sue Paxton of Alvarado and Debbie Pennington of Burleson; three brothers, J.C. Rankin, Alvin Rankin and James Rankin, all of Morrillton, Ark.; two sisters, Annie Lefler and Ruth Porter, both of Morrillton; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - March 12, 1991.

JACKSON, MO - OLA BERNICE HASTINGS, 86, formerly of Sikeston, (MO) died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson.
Born April 27, 1915, in Jerusalem, Ark., to the late Lee Andrew Roper and Emma Mae Taylor Roper, she moved to Jackson in September 2001 after residing in Sikeston for many years. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston.
She is survived by one son, Doyne Lee Kirtley of Phoenix, Ariz.; one stepson, Gale Hastings of Sikeston; one stepdaughter, Christa Patray of Statesboro, Ga.; and four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Acres Church of Christ with Pat Hogan, minister, officiating.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
--Sikeston (MO) Standard Democrat, Wednesday, January 23, 2002.

Center Ridge, AR--MRS. JANE HILL, widow of the late Jeff Hill who died the 10th of last March, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday June 26th at the home of her daughter, Mrs Annie Hensley of Center Ridge.
She was 77 years old and the mother of twelve children, six of whom are still living, namely: Mrs Ann Hensley, Mrs Ollie Hesselbein, Allen and Alex Hill, all of Center Ridge. Mrs Laura Gardner of Plummerville and Mr Cora Stobaugh of Holdenville, Okla.
She leaves 44 grandchildren, several great grand children and a host of very dear friends to mourn her death. She obeyed the gospel in 1872.
Funeral and burial services were conducted at the Pleasant Hill cemetery Saturday, June 27 by Lucian Gordon.
--Source:  Morrilton Democrat newspaper, July 2, 1931, pg 1; contributed by Sharon Smith

MORRILTON, ARK--ALAN HUETT, 46, of Morrilton died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005. He was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Morrilton, a son of Gene Roger Huett and Helen Phipps Huett. Other than his parents, survivors include his son, Zach Huett, and daughter, Holly Huett, both of Oppelo; brother, Mike Huett of Fort Smith; and two sisters, Donna Parks of Springfield and Beth Medlock of Overland Park, Kan. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Harris Chapel with Dr. Bill Brown officiating. Burial was at Kilgore Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Matt Bartlett, Gary Koch, Greg Koch, Stan Koch, Warren Sponer, and Dan Brown.
--Petit Jean Country Headlight, Feb 2005; contributed by Sharon Smith.

BIRDTOWN, ARK--MRS. EMMA HUETT, 78, of Birdtown, died at a Morrilton hospital, Sunday, May 14th. She was born at Center Ridge, July 29, 1888, a daughter of the late Alex Gordon and Melvina Reed-Gordon. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John A. Huett of Birdtown; two brothers, John Gordon of Lonoke and Elmer Gordon of Birdtown and three sisters, Mrs. Sreathie Huett and Mrs. Narsis Bird of Morrilton and Mrs. Allie VonOhlen of Llano Tex. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church by Elder Earl Smith and Elder Ballard. Burial was at Kilgore Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Fred Gordon, Carl D. Gordon, Milburn Adams, Roy Lane Bird, Louis Huett, Jim Hayes Huett, Everett Huett and Clyde Ruff.  --Morrilton Democrat, May 1967; contributed by Sharon Smith.

MORRILTON, ARK--JACOB CALVIN HUETT, 84, of Morrilton, died Tuesday August 9. He was born at Springfield September 9, 1892, the son of the late David Wesley and Luella Allgood. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sreathie Gordon-Huett of Morrilton; one daughter, Mrs. Mable Huckaby of England; one foster son, Jessie Conard of Blue Springs MO; one sister Mrs. Iva Williams of Springfield; one brother, Jim Walter Huett of Springfield; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11, at Calvary Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Jolly. Burial was at Kilgore Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jim Hayes-Huett, Blue Huett, Mike Huett, Louis Huett, Delmus Lierley, J.O. Tipps, Everett Huett and Mike Sinkey. Our community was saddened Tuesday by the death of J.C. Huett who passed away after a lengthy illness. To his family we extend our sympathy. He was born in this community and lived most of his life here.  
--Morrilton Democrat, August 1977; contributed by Sharon Smith.

BIRDTOWN, ARK--JOHN AMOS HUETT, 83, of Birdtown died at a Morrilton hospital Friday, June 26. He was born at Birdtown, August 2, 1886, a son of the late David Wesley Huett and Lottie Williams-Huett. He was a member of the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church and a retired farmer and merchant. Survivors include two brothers, Jim Walter Huett of Birdtown and J.C. Huett of Morrilton; and two sisters, Mrs. Iva Williams of Birdtown and Mrs. Beulah McClaren of Little Rock. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church at Birdtown by Elder Earl Smith. Burial was in Kilgore Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jim Hays Huett, Gene Huett, Henry Huett, Clyde Ruff, Dr. J.O. Tipps and Ray Huckaby.
--Morrilton Democrat, June 1970; contributed by Sharon Smith.

Birdtown, AR--MILLAGE WELDON HUETT, 73, of Birdtown, died at a Morrilton hospital, Thursday, December 17.  He was born at Birdtown, June 10, 1891, a son of the late David Wesley Huett and Lou Ella Allgood-Huett. He was a retired farmer and a Master Mason of the Springfield Masonic Lodge #127. 
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Effie Rogers-Huett of Birdtown; three sons, Eudel Huett, Jim Hayes Huett and Gene Huett, all of Morrilton; two step daughters, Mrs A Mitchell of Lawton Okla; and Mrs Sylvania LaVerne DeLavey of Detroit, Mich; five brothers, J.A. Huett, J.W. Huett, Will Huett and Wood Huett all of Birdtown; and J.C. Huett of Morrilton; two sisters, Mrs Iva Williams and Mrs Beulah McClaren, both of Birdtown and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2:00p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church at Birdtown by Elder Earl Smith. Burial was in Kilgore Cemetery by Reid-Harris Funeral Home.  Dr J.O. Tipps, Everett Huett, ___ Ruff and Calvin Rollins were the pallbearers.  --Source:  Morrilton Democrat newspaper, Dec 1964; contributed by Sharon Smith.

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