Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy Trails

ARNOLD, Dallas Alonzo


BELL, Tressie Marie Caruthers

BUNCH, Junior Leonard

CAMPBELL, Elda Mahaley Barnes

CARRICO, Iva Sue Martin


FAGAN, Virgie Verna

GRIBBLE, Charles R.

HERRON, James Fieldon


LAWTON, Rae V. Mehrer

LAYTON, Daniel

MARTIN, John Donald

MONTGOMERY, Robert Thomas

MOORE, Lucille Mary

NEEL, Dovie

POE, Velma Owens



SELF, Margaret M. Espinosa

SHARP, Carlyle Joseph

SWANEY, Ethel Agnes

TEAGUE, Mamie Belle Raby


WILLIAMS, James Leonard

YANCEY, Billy Joe

DALLAS ALONZO ARNOLD, 84, son of the late Emma Jane Arnold was born April 14, 1917 in Guion, Ark. He died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 .
He worked hard all of his life. He was a farmer, worked at sawmills, and also at the Marble Quarry in Guion.
Survivors include one sister and her companion, Artemis Minner and Jimmy Drum of Memphis, Tenn.; one niece and nephew, Laura Jane Walker and Dallas Minner both of Memphis; his first cousin, Aline Melton of Batesville; along with many other cousins; and his good friends and neighbors: Leon and Linda Hutchins of Guion.
Services were were Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Reeves Pine Grove Chapel near Guion with Bro. Rick Engles officiating.
Burial was in the Reeves Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Drum, Michael Minner, Lynn Pittman, Jerry Moxley, Dallas Minner, and Keith Grimes.  Honorary pallbearers were Chester Melton and Bobby Brooks.
--South Missourian News, Thursday, February 7, 2002.

OMA L. BAILEY, 95, formerly of Perryville, MO, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at Chateau Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born Jan. 24, 1911 in Calico Rock, AR, daughter of Rufus B. and Estel Cockran Freeman. She and Joseph Eugene Bailey were married Feb. 12, 1929. He died June 7, 1989.
Bailey was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Bill Bailey of Perryville; two sisters, Nova Henderson of Little Rock and JoAnn Dixon of Marietta, GA; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until time of service. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wes Wright officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park, Cape Girardeau, MO.--- Transcribed by A. Newell.

OXFORD, AR–TRESSIE MARIE BELL,  92, of Oxford, daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford. She died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at her home in Oxford. She was married to Borden Bell on Oct. 6, 1951 at Melbourne, Ark. During her working years she was a seamstress in a garment factory in Springfield, Mo., and worked also in a cannery in Wenatchee, Wash. She attended services at the United Methodist Church in Oxford.
Survivors include four sisters, including her twin sister Effie Ward of Salem, Ark.; Gertrude Keylon of Melbourne, Vera Ward of Salem, and Roselene Cantrell of Oxford; 20 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Borden in 1984; three brothers, Troy, Roy, and Jewell Caruthers; three sisters, Lola Turner, Stella Merrell, and Nola Bell Smith; and her father and mother.
Services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Cox-Blevins Chapel at 2 p.m. with Bobby Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Morriston Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.
–South Missourian News, Wednesday, December 5, 2001 

Anna, IL.--JUNIOR LEONARD BUNCH, 85, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at the Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center in Jonesboro, IL.
He was born Oct 16, 1921 in Sylamore, Izard County, AR, the son of Wesley and Arizona Pitts Bunch.  He married Anita Dillow on Aug 26, 1950 in Clay County, AR.
Bunch is survived by four daughters, Carol Bunch of Republic MO, Pam Bunch of Anna, Connie Gray and Paula Rentfro of Tamms, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 16, 2007 at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Barnhart officiating.
Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery with full military honors given by the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna.---- Transcribed by A. Newell.

LAWRENCE, KS--Services for ELDA MAHALEY CAMPBELL, 83, Brockwell, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill, Ark., with the Rev. Eldon Hellums officiating. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1993, at her home.
She was born April 25, 1909, in Izard County, Ark., to George and Dolly Barnes.
Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of the Forrest Chapel Methodist Church in Violet Hill.
She married William Orville Campbell on May 23, 1931, in Violet Hill. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Elinor Erhart, Lawrence, Lea Ellen Haws and Mary Jane Suarez, both of Raytown, Mo., and Brenda Sue Inman, Lenexa; a son, Harlin Campbell, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Zelma Billingsley, Overland Park; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Howard Funeral Home in Melbourne, Ark., is handling arrangements.
--Lawrence Journal-World (KS) - February 17, 1993; transcribed by A. Newell.

CALICO ROCK, ARK--IVA SUE MARTIN CARRICO, 62, of Calico Rock died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 in Calico Rock. She was born Oct. 15, 1939 in Culp, Ark. the daughter of the late Greeley and Otha Pinkston Martin. She was united in marriage to Claude Dwayne Carrico on June 29, 1957 in Calico Rock. To this union two daughters were born. She was employed by the First National Bank of Izard County as a teller for 32 years. She was an active member of the Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Women.  
Survivors include her husband, Claude Carrico of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jerry Curtis and Sonya and David Brewer all of Calico Rock; four grandchildren, Jamie Robbins, Drew Curtis, Jade Brewer, and Mackenzie Brewer; one great-grandchild, Molly Robbins and a host of other relatives and many good friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Dean Martin and one infant sister.
Service were held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Calico Rock Presbyterian Church with Wayne Wood officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. Pallbearers were: Gary Teague, Jim Moser, Wade Moser, Winston Wilcox, Robert Lane, and Earl Killian. Honorary pallbearers were: Aaron Teague, Eugene Teague, Larry Moser, Lavoe Moser, Ralph Price and Howard Jeffery.   --South Missourian News, Thayer, Mo, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001.

IMBODEN, AR--EULIS DAMOUTH, 67, of N. Star Rt., Imboden, passed away Sunday (Aug 28, 1982) in Randolph County Medical Center.  He was born Aug 4, 1915 in Izard County, a son of the late Albert and Alice Homes Damouth.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wanda Chastain Damouth of the home; a son, James Damouth of Niles, Mich; two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Barnes and Mrs. Kathy Hufstedler of Imboden; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Tiner of Pocahontas and Mrs. Ruby Amick of Alton, MO; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Birdell Church of Christ with Ralph Wallis and Stanley Rogers officiating.  Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery with McNabb's in charge.  --Contributed by Freda Roberts.

Gresham, OR--VIRGIE VERNA  FAGAN--A memorial service was held Thursday in Metro Church of Christ Christ in Gresham. Mrs. Fagan died from of a stroke on Aug. 29, 1995, at age 83.
She was born Feb. 27, 1912, in Izard County, Ark. Her maiden name was Willis. She lived in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma before moving to Portland in 1945. Mrs. Fagan was a homemaker and a member of Peninsula Church of Christ. Her husband, Omus Williams, died in 1962. She later married Ralph, who died in 1980.
Survivors are her daughters, Nelda Horton of Bremerton, Wash., Trelva Bailey of Portland, Lois Cranford of Ponca City, Okla.; sons, O.B. Williams of Clinton, Okla., Ralph Williams of Pasadena, Texas; two sisters; and 11 grandchildren.
Interment in Wallowa Cemetery. Arrangements: Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.
--Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - September 1, 1995; transcribed by A. Newell.

Calico Rock, AR–CHARLES ROWLAND GRIBBLE, 72, son of the late Rowland Columbus and Adolphy Grace Park Gribble, was born Oct. 20, 1929 in Corinth, Miss. He died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at Calico Rock, Ark. He entered the U.S. Air Force when he was 17. He retired after serving 21 years, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. He went into real estate in Bellevue, Neb. Later he retired to Calico Rock where he was employed by Don Quixote's Calico Kitchen. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calico Rock, and was a Master Mason.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Gribble of Staten Island, N.Y., and John Gribble of Olathe, Kan.; one sister, Caroline Littlejohn; four brothers, Gene Gribble of Memphis, Robert Gribble of Hernando, Mich., Kirby Dexter of Saginaw, Mich., and Charles Overschmit of Cherokee Village; three grandchildren, Nicholas Gribble, Izabella Gribble, and Jonathan Gribble; close friends, Bob and Gloria Gushue of Pineville; a host of other relatives and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Services were Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Jess Sumrall officiating. Burial was in the Spring Creek Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Calico Rock.
--Wednesday, November 21, 2001-South Missourian.

WENATCHEE, WA–JAMES FIELDON “GRANPA” HERRON, age 92, passed away Aug. 25, 1998, at his home in Wenatchee.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1905, in Izard County, Ark., to William Henry and Hanna Belle (Casey) Herron; he joined six brothers and sisters. They were later joined by six more children. Of these, there remain two sisters, Martha Thomas and Emma Ramsey of Arkansas.
Jim attended the Old Dry Bone, Hickory Flat, Ash Flat, Macedonia and Franklin schools, which were all located back in Arkansas. In his early years, he was a farmer. He had an ongoing love for woodwork and carpentry. He worked on houses in the aftermath of the tornado that blew most of Judsonia away. He built the Church of Christ in Franklin, Ark. But in later years, his projects turned into fine cabinet making.
Jim married Audie F. Gleghorn in Myron, Ark., on Nov. 18, 1928, and they spent 65 wonderful years together. During the years of 1943 and early 1950s, they made many trips from Arkansas to Washington state to help with the harvest of fruit. Jim worked in the school superintendent's office in Melbourne for three years.
In 1957, they made Wenatchee their permanent "home away from home." Jim enjoyed gardening and the satisfaction that came from working in his garden, and sharing the harvest with others.
Jim is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dewayne and Barbara Herron of Wenatchee; granddaughter Teressa O'Brian of Bellevue; grandson Craig and wife Tina Herron of Wenatchee; grandson Kevin and wife Debbie Herron of Cashmere; granddaughter Lisa and husband Michael Pickett of Wenatchee; great-granddaughter Shannon O'Brian; great-grandsons J.D. Herron, Dustin Herron, Justin Sims and Brandon Sims; great-granddaughter Cherie Herron; great-grandchildren Jeremia, Tristan, Merrick, Brennan Pickett; and great-great-grandson Tycobey Pickett.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Audie, in 1994, five brothers and five sisters.
Jones and Jones Funeral Directors of Wenatchee are in charge of the arrangements.
--Wenatchee World, The (WA) - August 27, 1998

HORSESHOE BEND -- CAROLYN JANOUSEK, 90, of Horseshoe Bend died Monday, Dec. 30, (2002) at the Calico Health Care Center in Calico Rock. She was born in Cambridge, Pa.
Survivors include two sisters, Helen Ross of Arizona and Stephanie Alexander.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Janousek, and her parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of The Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, with the Rev. Venatius Preske officiating. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the church.
--Jonesboro (AR) Sun, January 3, 2003

MOUNT HOLLY, PA--RAE V. MEHRER LAWTON, 44, of Pineville, Ark., formerly of Mount Holly, died Thursday at Baxter Regional Medical Center, Arkansas.
Ms. Lawton formerly operated a children's nursery in Burlington. She was born in Mount Holly and lived there until moving to Arkansas five years ago.
Survivors: two sons, Dennis of Calico Rock, Ark., and John of Mount Holly; her parents, Pete and Dolly Pino of Calico Rock, and a brother, William Mehrer 2d of Stone County, Ark.
Services: viewing, 7 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. tomorrow, Lee Funeral Home, 317 High St., Mount Holly; Mass, 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 174 Washington St., Mount Holly; burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Hainesport.
--Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - December 26, 1990.

BOSWELL, ARK--DANIEL LAYTON, age 88, of Boswell, died March 11, 1988 in Calico Rock.  He was born December 18, 1899 at Mt. Olive, son of Franklin and Josephine Hollins Layton, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was married to Lola Richardson on November 16, 1924.  
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Boswell Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lola Layton of Boswell; four sons, Emil Layton of Independence, Mo., Arthur Layton of Pocahontas, Leonard Layton of Licking, Mo., and Elder Remil Layton of Mountain Home; twin daughters, Florence Claxton of West Helena, and Lorene Byram of Kansas City, KS; one sister, Ruthie Musgrove of Forest Grove, Ore., and by 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were March 14, at the Howard Funeral Home in Melbourne with Bro. Charles Faith officiating.  Burial was in the Combs Cemetery.  --Pocahontas Star Herald, March 1988; contributed by Freda Roberts.

HORSESHOE BEND, ARK–JOHN DONALD MARTIN, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1928 at Villa Park, Ill. to Bernard and Harriet Menge.
He was a retired real estate salesman for the Horseshoe Bend Development and Regal Realty at Glencoe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the VFW and the American Legion at Riceland, La., and was of the Episcopal faith.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy S. Martin of the home; one sister; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bernard Menge Jr., and Leon Menge.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.
--South Missourian News, Thursday, January 10, 2002

ROBERT THOMAS MONTGOMERY, 81, died April 29, 1997, at the Fulton County Hospital, Salem, AR. Interment will be in Kansas City, KS.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Montgomery was born March 14, 1916, in Wilmore, KY, to George and Hattie (Bailey) Montgomery. He was married to Gladys Swance December 9, 1982, in Horseshoe Bend, AR.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an aviation cadet. He was an airline Captain for TWA for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and two brothers. He is survived by his wife,Gladys, Horseshoe Bend, AR; sons, Robert Montgomery, Jr., Plano, TX, William Montgomery, Aloha, OR; daughter, Lisa Kelly, Sabetha, KS; stepdaughters, Sandra Wing, DeForest, WI, and Barbara Fahey, Wisconsin Dells, WI; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Source:  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 9, 1997. Transcribed by A. Newell.

Sept. 6, 1924 -- April 20, 1999
Gustine, CA--Lucille Mary Moore, 74, of Gustine died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.
Mrs. Moore was a native of Izard County, Ark. She lived in Gustine two years. She was a cook for the public school system in Jonesboro, Ark. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, Arkansas.
She is survived by her husband, Joe N. Moore of Gustine; children, Sue Harris of Gustine and Carol Martin of Santa Cruz; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hillview Funeral Chapel, Gustine. Burial will follow at Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the chapel.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento 95815-5000.  
--Modesto Bee, The (CA) - April 23, 1999; transcribed by A. Newell.

WENATCHEE, WA–DOVIE NEEL, 76, of Wenatchee, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at Central Washington Hospital.
She was born on April 13, 1920, to McKinnly and Maude (Pearson) Wheelis in Izard County, Ark., where she was raised and attended school.
On July 8, 1939, she married Jack A. Neel at Melbourne, Ark. They spent many years living in Oklahoma, where they farmed. Over the years, they lived in various states including Arizona, where they retired.
Following the death of her husband in 1983, she moved to Wenatchee in 1984, where she had since lived. She worked at Highline Convalescent Center for 12 years as a certified nursing assistant.
Survivors include one son, David Neel of Albany, Ore; five daughters, Dorothy Stanley of Isleton, Calif., Shirley Modar of Vacaville, Calif., Carolyn DeLano of Apple Valley, Calif., Jackie Radley of Bridgeport, and Sandra Wallis of Wenatchee; one brother, Calvin Wheelis of Yuma, Ariz.; one sister, Kay Neal; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two granddaughters.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
DOVIE NEEL - Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Pastor Bob Jackson officiating. The interment will follow. Visitation will be today until 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, 9 a.m. until noon. Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley.
--Wenatchee World, The (WA) - September 23, 1996

Oklahoma City, OK--VELMA O. POE, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on January 26th, 1989. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George T. Owens of Batesville, Ark. Mrs. Poe was born February 7th, 1918 in Izard County, Ark. She retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. in 1981, and was a member of Tulakes Baptist Church, Bethany. Mrs. Poe is survived by her husband of 51 years, Mr. A.O. Poe of Oklahoma City; one sister, Vada Bracy of Batesville, Ark.; her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Jack O'Brian Poe of Okla. City, and her daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Jim Clary of Moore; 2 grandsons, David Poe and Jim Cary Jr. of OKC, 2 granddaughters, Jenny Hulin of OKC and Robin Poe of Norman; four great grandchildren, Aaron and Amanda Hulin, and David and Whitney Poe. Mrs. Poe had many nieces and nephews, and a host of loved ones and friends. Services will be held at 2pm Friday, at Tulakes Baptist Church. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
--Bill Merritt Funeral Home, Bethany  
--Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - January 27, 1989; transcribed by A. Newell.

Sept. 29, 1924 --June 13, 1998
Stockton, CA--Geta Lee Rosebrough, 73, of Stockton died Saturday at Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Rosebrough was a native of Izard County, Ark. She lived in Stockton nine years. She was a secretary for Vendo Manufacturing for 38 years. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Turlock, and Harmony Baptist Church, Fresno.
She is survived by her children, Rick Montgomery of Stockton and Dan Montgomery of Fresno; brother, Clyde Rosebrough of Fresno; sisters, Lela Costa of Modesto, Mary Mize of Turlock, Opal Ely of Texas and Pauline Davis and Sylvia Groblebe of Oklahoma; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock. Allen Mortuary, Turlock, in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1002, Turlock 95381.
--Modesto Bee, The (CA) - June 16, 1998; transcribed by A. Newell.

HORSESHOE BEND, ARK–ED SANFORD, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark.
He was born July 7, 1930 in Morris, Ill., the son of William and Lois (Howe) Sanford. He was a graduate of Lake Forest Academy and Amherst College in Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952. He served his country for twenty-three years. He was in many conflicts including Vietnam and the Bay of Pigs, as a carrier pilot for the navy. He retired from the Navy and pursued several vocations including an insurance agent, real estate salesman, and managed his family farms for many years.
He married Jeanne Asness on Oct. 13, 1990. They moved to Horseshoe Bend in January of 1992 where he was active in the Kiwanis, VFW of which he was recently named commander of the local post, and worked for the Carriage Trade Realty as a part time associate. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne of the home; two step-sons, Lawrence and wife, Kathy of North Aurora, Ill., and Ronald of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mary Ann Sanford of Morris, Ill.; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a close family friend, Helen Meisner and daughter, Audra.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Morris, Ill, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Morris. Local arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
--South Missourian News, Thursday, January 10, 2002

HORSESHOE BEND, ARK–MARGARET M. SELF, 77, of Horseshoe Bend, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born April 14, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Stout) Espinosa. She was married to Norman "Hank" Self Nov. 18, 1944 in Oak Park. Ill., and was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark.
Survivors include one son, David Self of Golden City, Mo. and Donald Williams of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers; one sister, four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend with burial in the columbarium at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel of Horseshoe Bend.
--Wednesday, November 28, 2001, South Missourian.

MEMPHIS, TN--CARLYLE JOSEPH SHARP JR., 68, of Calico Rock, Ark., formerly of Memphis, maintenance engineer machinist, died of cancer Sunday at Baxter County (Ark.) Regional Hospital in Mountain Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller Family Funeral Home with burial in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Brownsville, Tenn.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Germantown and Masonic Lodge 729.
Mr. Sharp, the husband of Melanie M. Sharp, also leaves a daughter, Reese Sharp of Calico Rock; two sons, Dallas Coker Sharp and Sidney Louis Sharp, both of Memphis; a sister, Martha D. Hunter of Millington, and four grandchildren.
--Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - January 6, 1999. 

Yakima, WA–ETHEL AGNES SWANEY, 77, of Yakima died Oct. 1 at her home.
Mrs. Swaney was born in Izard County, Ark., and had lived in Yakima for 55 years. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include seven daughters, Sue James, Ruth Quinlivan, Lynda Bauer and Mary Simmons, all of Yakima, Janet Trissel of Gleed, Phyllis Ostnowski of California and Myrna Pisanni of Spokane; a son, Ron Swaney of Spokane; three brothers, Hayden McDonald of Tennessee, and James and Alfred McDonald of Arkansas; two sisters, Audie Acklin of Arkansas and Gertie Martin of Yakima; 19 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Shaw and Sons Memorial Chapel and will conclude in the Bill Greenside Room at Shaw and Sons.   --Yakima Herald-Republic (WA) - October 8, 1998; transcribed by A. Newell.

CALICO ROCK, ARK–MAMIE BELLE RABY TEAGUE, 76, daughter of the late Dolphus Monroe and Cora Belle Osbourne Raby, was born July 11, 1925 in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 in Calico Rock. She was married to Enoch D. Teague Feb. 4, 1942 in Culp, Ark.
She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include eight daughters, Vinetta Lester of Calico Rock, French L. Cox of Calico Rock, Amelia Davidson of Las Vegas, Nev., Georgia Funk of Calico Rock, Lula Belle Henderson of Oxford, Faye Wilson of Evening Shade, Mary Francis Hicks of Calico Rock, and Shirley Sherrell of Calico Rock; eight sons, Barton Teague of Salem, Leon Teague of Calico Rock, David Teague of Marion, Ky., Joe Teague of Chihuahua, Mexico, Luke Teague of Pineville, Harry Teague of Centralia City, Mo., Thomas Teague of Pineville, and Johnny Teague of Poughkeepsie; 56 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Nathan Teague; one daughter Bonnie Teague; four brothers; four sisters; and five grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Paul DuBose officiating. Burial was in the Galatia Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Calico Rock.
Pallbearers were Tom Teague, James Teague, Barton Teague, Justin Sherrell, Casey Henderson, Clayton Hend-erson.Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Teague, Jason Teague, John Teague, Jr., Travis Wilson, Adam Teague, and Preston Sherrell.
--Wednesday, November 28, 2001, South Missourian

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO--JOAN TURNAGE, 72, Lee's Summit, died Aug. 7, 1994, at the John Knox Village Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cullen Chapel, Raymore in Cass County; burial in the Raymore Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Turnage was born in Pineville, Ark., and had lived in Oran, Mo., before moving to this area in 1989. She was former owner of the Turnage Grocery Store in Oran for 34 years. She was a member of Church of Christ in Lee's Summit. Her husband, Thurman Turnage, died in 1993.
Survivors include a son, John E. Turnage, Lee's Summit; a daughter, Margaret Ann McCoy, Peculiar in Cass County; two brothers, John Reeves, Eudora, Kan., and Bob Reeves, Olive Branch, Miss.; three sisters, Zoritta McClellon and Maggie Wilson of Calico Rock, Ark., and Wanda Shoemaker, Larned, Kan.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - August 8, 1994

MELBOURNE, ARK–JAMES LEONARD WILLIAMS, 78, died Oct. 29, 2001 in Melbourne, Ark. He was born Jan. 12, 1923 in Sage, Ark., the son of the late Corbitt and Florence Lawson Williams.
He served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Early in his working years he was a lineman for Arkansas Power and Light. For the past 28 years he has served as a Baptist minister.
He was married to Estel Wammack on Jan. 26, 1946, and to this union one daughter was born. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Melbourne Ministerial Alliance, and Lions Club of Senath, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Estel of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Paul Hickson of Piggott, Ark.; two sisters, Anna May Weaver of LaCrosse and Mildred Cooper of Melbourne; three brothers, Glen Williams and Howard Williams of Melbourne, and Roy Williams of Wichita, Kan.; three grandchildren, Amanda and Randy Cooper of Violet Hill, Scott and Brandy Hickson of Piggott and Desiree and Danny Tyrrell of Lee's Summit, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Kayla and Justin Cooper of Violet Hill and Jeane Tyrrell of Lee's Summit; and a host of other relatives and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Otto Williams, and one daughter Alice Marie Williams.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church with Bruce Qualls and Joe Jackson officiating. Burial was at Caney Springs Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Jerry Webb, Randy Bray, Eugene Jennings, Gary Campbell, Andy Knokers and Billy Konkers. Honorary pallbearers were: David Jennings, Johnny Hodge, Lance Hames, Donnie Slation, Author Barber, S.D. Hacker, Jim Black, Doyne Robertson, Frank Oliver and Cub Rush.
--Thursday, November 8, 2001-South Missourian, transcribed by A. Newell.

BILLY JOE YANCEY, 68, son of the late Eldon and Epper Dockins Yancey was born June 29, 1933 in Brockwell, Ark. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.
He was married to Carol Jean Tate on April 25, 1953 in Calico Rock, and to this union three children were born. During his working years, he was self-employed as a farmer and carpenter. He also served in the U. S. Army. He served as a deacon at Highland First Assembly of God Church in Highland, Ark.
Survivors include his wife and companion of 48 years, Carol Yancey of the home; three sons, Donnie Joe Yancey of Violet Hill, Stevie Gene Yancey of Jonesboro, Ind., and Terry Lynn Yancey of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Joshua Yancey, Lindsey Yancey, Kara Yancey, Dawnyel Davis-Bissing, Jeremiah Yancey, Jerod Yancey and Lacey Yancey; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Henry Davis-Bissing, and Noah Philip Yancey; two sisters, Bertha Mae Billingsley of Violet Hill and Georgia Gaye Ramsey of Shawnee, Kan.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Roman and Bill Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Bro. Tim Turner officiating. Burial was in the Violet Hill Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Richard Hennessey, Clint Wiles, Charles wiles, Dennis Sublett, Nathan Hubbard, and Jessie Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Dwight Hickman, Glenn Broyles, Paul Kitch, Mark Alexander, and Bill Sartin.
--Thursday, February 7, 2002, South Missourian News

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