Robert C. Adams
DEXTER, MO.-- ROBERT C. ADAMS, 80, of Dexter died Monday, Jan 5, 2009 at his home. He was born June 1, 1929 at Limestone, Ark., son of Floyd and Nannie Brown Adams. He and Lena Tharp were married Oct. 31, 1959 at Circle City, Mo. Adams was the office manager for Averett and Son Implement and ProAg in Dexter for more than 40 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Crystal Burress of Jackson and stephanie Thomason of Dudley, Mo.; three brothers, Leonard Adams of Bell City, Mo, Hearold Adams of Morehouse, Mo., and A. C. Adams of Sikeston, Mo.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, four brothers and two sisters. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Adams and Rev. Donald Adams officiating. Burial will be in Hagy Cemetery. --Source: Southeast Missouri newspaper.
Oklahoma City, OK -- E.H. ASHLOCK, born 10-29-05 in Newton County, Ar, died March 3, 1996, in Muskogee, Ok. He grew up and married Ruby Frost in Clarksville, Ar., moved to OKC in 1946. After 25 years, he retired from Frisco Railroad in 1970. E.H. was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in OKC. Prior employers and residences were Rock Island Railway, Shawnee, Ok, and Mare Island Shipyards, Richmond, Ca. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 1990, and son, Murl, in 1971. He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Poindexter of Fort Gibson, Ok; a son, Jim Ashlock of Chino Hills, Ca; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, March 7, 1996, 1:30 p.m., at the Trinity Baptist Church. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. SMITH & KERNKE in charge of arrangements. [-- The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) - March 6, 1996]
A dozen homeless tomcats caused the murder of John Bagley, a farmer, by Jim Smith, a deaf mute, in Newton County, Ark., one day last week. Both men disclaimed ownership of the cats and each insisted that they belonged to the other. Bagley carried the cats to Smith's house several times and Smith returned them to Bagley's house just as often. Finally Smith became exasperated, and when he saw Bagley coming toward his house with a bag full of the unwelcome cats, he hid behind a tree and shot Bagley to death. [The Ketchum Keystone. (Ketchum, Idaho), 16 Oct. 1897]
Jim L. Baker
Kansas City, MO -- JIM L. BAKER, 72, Warsaw, Mo., formerly of this area, died Sept. 14, 1991, at the Park Lane Medical Center. He was born in Newton County, Ark., and lived in Kansas City and Raytown before he moved to Warsaw in 1979. Mr. Baker was a warehouse superintendent for the General Electric Co. before he retired in 1979, and worked for the company for 39 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Warsaw. He was a charter member of th e Dam Site Dancers in Warsaw. He was past president of the Keithly Beach Homeowners Association in Warsaw. He was a member of the Warsaw Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, Anna Baker of the home; a daughter, Janice McKee, Raytown; two brothers, George Baker and Argie Baker of Lee's Summit; a sister, Peggy Edmunds, Tucker, Ga.; and two grandsons. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. --Kansas City Star, The (MO) - September 15, 1991.
Susan Kilgore Box
KANSAS CITY, MO – SUSAN KILGORE BOX, 69, of northeast Kansas City, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 12, 1995, at the home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the chapel. She was born on April 3, 1925 in Newton County, Ark. She was a Protestant, an employee of the Snyder Realty Company and the Yarco Realty Company, before retiring. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bessie Kilgore and two brothers, Hebron and Herbert Kilgore, of Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include three sisters, Velma Villines, Tulsa, O kla. and Norean Clark and Geneva Owen, both of Kansas City. -- Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 14, 1995
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – GENE CARLTON, age 78, born Dec. 12, 1910 in Jasper, Ar., died April 1, 1989. He had lived in the OKC area since 1961. He was a former FAA employee, a member of Airline Christian Church, and a US Navy veteran. Graveside service 2pm Tuesday, Arlington Cemetery, directed by GUARDIAN WEST. -- Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - April 4, 1989
John L. Carlton
KEWANEE, IL -- JOHN L. CARLTON, 58, of Russellville, Ark., formerly of Kewanee, died Monday, July 3, 1995, at St. Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Newton County, Ark., to Lee and Madge Murray Carlton, he married Patricia Wyman. She survives in Kewanee. Also surviving are two sons, Tony of Bradford and Brian of Fort Gordon, Ga.; one daughter, Lisa Whitmer of Kewanee; five grandchildren; one brother, Bill, and one sister, Betty Wrinkle, both of Pottsville, Ark. He was an automobile salesman in Russellville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Snow Cemetery in Wayton, Ark. Shinn Funeral Home in Russellville is in charge of arrangements. --Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - July 7, 1995
John D. Carter
Kansas City, MO -- JOHN D. CARTER, 67, Edwards, Mo., formerly of this area, died March 11, 1991, at the home. He was born in Newton County, Ark., and lived in Kansas City and Western Grove, Ark., before moving to Edwards in April 1990. Mr. Carter was a truck driver for 26 years until he retired. He formerly was mayor of Western Grove for two years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Laverne Carter of the home; two sons, Stephen Doyle Carter, Niangua, Mo., and John Dale Carter, Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Sandra Lynn Oyler, Waterloo, N.Y.; two sisters, Gladys Messer, Kansas City, and Violet Scott, Independence; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holder Chapel, Western Grove; burial in the Western Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Reser Chapel, Warsaw, Mo. --Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 12, 1991.
DUNNELLON, FL – EVELYN CATES, 74, of Dunnellon, died Wednesday (May 19, 1999). Born in Jasper, Ark., she came here 16 years ago from Miami and was a homemaker. She was Christian. Survivors include her husband, Charles L.; two sons, Charles Wayne, Superior, Neb., and Richard Leroy, Washington state; a daughter, Judy Ayers, Dunnellon; and three sisters, Ima Jean, Washington, Virginia, Hershey, N.J., and Ruth Walker, Lake City. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Dunnellon. --St. Petersburg Times (FL) - May 20, 1999
Willie Dee Claxton
Ceres, CA--WILLIE DEE CLAXTON--Feb. 22, 1905 -- Dec. 18, 1997--Willie Dee Claxton, 92, of Ceres died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Mr. Claxton was a native of Newton County, Ark. He lived in the Modesto and Ceres areas since 1942. He was a retired blacksmith. He was a member of Full Gospel Truth Church. He is survived by his children, Betty Jo Carbett of Sea Tac, Wash., Randy Claxton of Garden Grove, and Wanda Arnett of Tulare; stepchildren, Maxine Sabol of St. Louis, and Dee White of Cape Coral, Fla.; and nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A graveside service will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, Modesto. --Modesto Bee, The (CA) - December 21, 1997.
In Newton county, Ark., a farmer named Wm. Eaves was awakened by the burning of a fodder stack, and, going out of doors, was filled with bullets and slugs from a double-barreled gun and killed. [Evening Bulletin. (Maysville [Ky.]), 14 April 1882]
George W. Engel, Jr.
KANSAS CITY, MO–GEORGE W. ENGEL, JR., 96, Jasper, Ark., formerly of this area, died Dec. 22, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christeson Chapel, Jasper; burial in Mount Sherman Cemetery, Jasper. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Mr. Engel was born in Kansas City and moved to Jasper 31 years ago. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Kansas City for 30 years, retiring in 1959. He was a Methodist. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Last Man's Club of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Oma Spencer Engel of the home; three daughters, Lila Langford, Merriam, Anne Schieber, Millersville, Pa., and Carol Villines, Ponca, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. -- Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 25, 1992.
Noreen E. Gilmore
KANSAS CITY, MO – NOREEN E. GILMORE, Kansas City, MO, died June 21, 1995, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, at Crossroads Church, near Jasper, AR; burial in Crosssroads Cemetery, with Rev. Troy Walker officiating. Mrs. Gilmore was born in Vendor, AR, to Floyd and Arkie May (Holt) Gilmore. Survivors include her brother, Jim Gilmore, Overland Park, KS; four sisters, Doris Singleton, Senecaville, OH, Lora McClelland, Jasper, AR, Valerie Cadberry, Hutchinson, KS, and Patsy Gilmore, Kansas City, MO. Pallbearers are Michael McClelland, Kelly McClelland, Timothy McClelland, Keith McClelland, Mark McClelland, and Regan Studna. (Arrangements: Coffman Funeral Home, Jasper, AR) -- Kansas City Star, The (MO) - June 24, 1995.
RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- MITCHELL HEFLEY, 97, of Russellville died Monday August 24, at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was a retired farmer, a native of Mount Judea, son of the late William Bailey and Margaret Louise Cheatham Hefley, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was a Justice of the Peace in Newton County for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ola Hefley, and a daughter Sybil Martin. Survivors include two sons, Doyne Hefley of Russellville and Kenneth Hefley of Pelsor; a daughter, Helen Pratt of Ozark; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shinn Chapel by Travis Sweet. Graveside services will be at 3 pm Wednesday at Tarlton Cemetery at Lurton by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active- grandsons; Honorary- staff of Russellville Nursing Center. [The Courier, Aug 1992; submitted by Stacie Ford]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – HAZEL HIGHFILL, died Fri. She was born Sep. 22, 1910 in Jasper, AR to Mattie and William S. Brisco. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Maud, OK. Hazel graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1931. She taught school in Haskell until 1933 when she married Ed Highfill. They lived in Shawnee until moving to Muskogee in 1942. In Muskogee Hazel was active in the PTA and The American Association of University Women. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Muskogee where she taught Sunday School class for many years. Her husband was County Assessor of Muskogee until his death in 1970. In 1974 she moved to Okla. City. She has been an active volunteer at Deaconness Hospital since 1974. She was a member of Putnam City Baptist Church. In addition to her husband Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William E. Highfill. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Meyer of Bethany; 2 grandchildren, Eric and Meredith Meyer, all of Bethany; a sister, B. Kay McLachlan of Okla. City; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 17, at Guardian West Funeral Home. A graveside service and burial will be held Mon. at 2:30 P.M. at the Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee. -- Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - July 17, 1989
Bixby, OK -- WANDA HUDSON, 80, of Bixby, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2005. Mrs. Hudson was born November 3, 1924 in Newton County, AR, moving to the Bixby area as a young child. Wanda was preceded in death by: her husband, Alfred Scott Hudson; her parents, Lindsey and Lennie (Sherrill) Dickey; 2 brothers, H.B. and Lois Dickey; and 1 sister, Wilma Hill. She is survived by: 1 son, Paul Richard Hudson of Bixby; 1 daughter, Barbara Sue Hudson Brock of The Woodlands, TX; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. After becoming a widow at an early age, Wanda continued the farming operation while rearing her 2 young children. She was a devoted mother who supported her children throughout her life. After turning the farm over to her son, Paul, she worked as a Dental Receptionist for Dr. Burris in Bixby. She later worked at the Tulsa County Court House from which she retired. She was an active member of Bixby First United Methodist Church, Single Squares Dance Club, Bixby Garden Club, the Bixby Historical Society and local travel clubs. Wanda, who had a youthful spirit, traveled extensively, enjoyed family get-togethers, square dancing and attending local events. Service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, at the Bixby First United Methodist Church with interment following in the Bixby Cemetery. Leonard & Marker in charge of arrangements. [--Tulsa World (OK) - September 13, 2005]
W.H. Hughes -- A.H. Dolphin -- John W. Bright -- Samuel Sevier
Four hunters were found frozen to death by the roadside near Dawes Creek, Newton County, Ark. It was believed they were W. H. Hughes, A. H. Dolphin, John W. Bright and Samuel Sevier, from Chicago. [The Nebraska Advertiser. (Nemaha City, Neb.), 31 Dec. 1897]
Herbert H. Kilgore
KANSAS CITY, MO – HERBERT H. KILGORE, 66, northeast Kansas City, died May 2, 1994, at the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Mr. Kilgore was born in Newton County, Ark., and lived in Low Gap, Ark., before moving to this area in 1941. He worked for General Mills Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Eastside Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Pearl I. Kilgore of the home; two sons, Dan Kilgore, Raytown, and Marty Kilgore, Kansas City; a daughter, Pam Quint, Blue Springs; four sisters, Velma Villines, Tulsa, Okla., and Norean Clark, Geneva Owen and Susan Box of Kansas City; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers: Dan Kilgore, Marty Kilgore, Bill Quint, Lance Kilgore, Heath Kilgore and Adam Quint. [-- The Kansas City Star, (MO) - May 4, 1994]
Garrett Mitchell Martin
Kansas City, MO -- GARRETT MITCHELL MARTIN, 73, Pleasant Hill in Cass County, died Aug. 15, 1991, at the Independence Regional Health Center. He was born in Newton County, Ark., and moved to this area in 1951. Mr. Martin was a farmer. He worked for the North Kansas City Rock Quarry from 1956 until he retired as acting foreman and union steward in 1976. He was a member of the Piercetown, Ark., Holiness Church. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Smith, Raytown, Linda Martin, Independence, and Kathey Atkinson, Lee's Summit; three sisters, Addie Smith, Vendor, Ark., Hilmon Middleton, Mount Judea, Ark., and Lucy Norton, Hasty, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church; burial in Smith Cemetery, Vendor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Holt Chapel, Harrison, Ark. [The Kansas City Star, (MO) - August 18, 1991]
Jay L. Morgan
ANCHORAGE, AK -- Former Anchorage resident JAY L. MORGAN, 77, died Feb. 6, 1997, at his home in Jasper, Ark., from a heart attack. A memorial service was Tuesday at Jasper United Methodist Church in Jasper. Mr. Morgan was born in Van Buren, Ark., on Dec. 20, 1919. Educated in his hometown, he went on to join the U.S. Air Force and was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. He moved to Alaska in 1957, serving at Elmendorf Air Force Base until his retirement from the military. Mr. Morgan lived in Alaska until 1970 working in water resources for the U.S. Geological Survey and as a salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay. In Arkansas, where he returned after leaving Alaska, he owned ''Morgan's Sharpo'' sawshop and enjoyed doing leatherwork. His family remembered him as a ''wonderful friend to all.'' Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Marion of Jasper; sons, Guy of Soldotna, Joseph of Oregon City, Ore., Scott of Bellevue, Wash.; daughter, Cheryl of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Mary McConnell of San Diego; and 13 grandchildren. -- [Anchorage Daily News (AK) - February 12, 1997[
Joe Franklin Raulston
Oklahoma City, OK -- JOE FRANKLIN RAULSTON, age 62, died Oct. 14 (1984) at a local hospital. He was born in Newton County, Ark & was a barber & truck driver for many years before retirement in 1973. He was a Master Mason Member of Myrtle Masonic Lodge of OKC. A decorated WWII Veteran serving in England where he met his wife of 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home in Tuttle; 2 sons, Steve of Garland, TX & Terry of OKC; daughter, Janet Pearson of Tuttle; 1 sister, Bessie Teague of Tuttle; 5 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Hunter Memory Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. [-- The Daily Oklahoman, (Oklahoma City, OK) - October 16, 1984.]
RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- BRIGETTA SMITH, 68, of Russellville died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her home. A daughter of Lilden Dickey Hefley of Russellville and the late Doyne Hefley, she was born May 28, 1941, in Lurton. She was an office manager for Arkansas Nuclear One until her retirement, and then worked part-time at Hilltop Mall and Antiques. She attended the Pottsville Assembly of God. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James H. Smith and a brother, Gary Hefley. Survivors also include two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Becky Smith of Pottsville, and Rickey and Krystle Smith of Fort Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Sadra and Tim Hill of Pottsville; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Ronnie Sr. and Janie Hefley of Alma, and Janice Hefley of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren, Rachel Smith and Garrett and Emily Hill, all of Pottsville, Kaitlyn, Kinley and Konner James Smith, all of Fort Smith; an aunt, Josephine Pellham of Ozark; and several nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Pottsville Assembly of God with Rev. Stanley Taylor and Rev. Sam Austin officiating. Burial will be in Tarlton Cemetery near Lurton by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Steve Smith, Ronnie Hefley Jr., John Needham, Ken Higgins, Tim Hill and Garrett Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Marie Needham, Linda Higgins, Linda Roper, John Hutchcraft and employees of Pope County Hospice including Jayme Caudell, Sue Young, Janet Wiley, DeAnn Vick, Glenda Luter, Mary Sue McNutt, Holly Foster and Hospice volunteers Shirman and Nancy Yancy. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- [The Courier, May 23, 2010; submitted by Stacie Ford.]
Henry W. Stills
Choctaw, OK -- HENRY W. STILLS, 88, of Choctaw, passed away May 27, 1996. Born Feb. 24, 1908 in Newton County, Ar. to John Thomas & Mariam Bash (Cornett) Stills. Married Madie Adams Aug. 25, 1928. Their union was blessed with 3 sons. Henry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Choctaw. He is survived by his wife, Madie, of the home; 3 sons, Donald & wife Sherry of Edmond, Roland & wife Melavene of Guthrie, & Douglas, Sr. & wife Sandra of Moore; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at First Baptist Church of Choctaw with burial following at Jones IOOF Cemetery. [-- The Daily Oklahoman, (Oklahoma City, OK) - May 29, 1996 ]
Wilbur E. Wade
RED BLUFF, CA - Services for WILBUR E. WADE, 78, of Red Bluff will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Chapel of the Flowers. Mr. Wade died Saturday, Oct. 22, 1994, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff. Born Feb. 5, 1916, in Newton County, Ark., he moved to Red Bluff in 1984 from Richmond. He was the grounds superintendent for the Richmond Golf and Country Club. Survivors include daughter Linda Ward of Yuba City; brother Don Wade of Richmond; sisters Thelma Mason of Richmond, Jane Landstrom, Kathline Dodson and Maxine Walker; and one grandchild. [-- Redding Record Searchlight (CA) - October 26, 1994]
Edward H. York
KANSAS CITY, MO – EDWARD H. YORK, 84, Jasper, Ark., formerly of Kansas City, died April 24, 1994, at a hospital in Harrison, Ark. Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church of Jasper; burial in the Jasper Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church. Mr. York was born in Mansfield, Ark., and lived in Texas and briefly in this area before he moved to Jasper 65 years ago. He was a construction worker before he retired. He was past master of t he Jasper Masonic Lodge. He attended the church. His wife, Iva G. York, died in 1985. Survivors include a son, Billy Leon York, Independence; a brother, Carl York, Oxnard, Calif.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. [--The Kansas City Star, (MO) - April 27, 1994]
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