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Haskell Walker

Bixby OK
December 3, 1991

Haskell WALKER was born March 29, 1908 at Le Flore County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Uriah Jackson and Eugenia Fuller WALKER. He passed away Tuesday, December 3, 1991 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 83.

Walker moved to this area in 1927. He married Bonnie SHORES on January 8, 1935 at Jenks, Oklahoma.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bixby I.O.O.F. Lodge, Bixby Masonic Lodge #359, a 32 Degree Mason. He helped to organize the Bixby Boy Scouts Troop. He was a Wholesale Produce Dealer and an Agent for Shelter Insurance Company for 25 years. He served the City of Bixby as Mayor in 1958.

Survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, of the home; two sons, Wayne WALKER of Bixby, Oklahoma and Johnny WALKER, of Owasso, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mary HALL and Sharilyn SMITH, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four sisters, Aileen BERFIELD of Alpine, California, Frances PREMEAU of Globe, Arizona, Kathryn ERICKSON of Max Bass, North Dakota, and Marzell KORUP of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Jack WALKER of Claremore, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bixby Bulletin, Bixby OK, Dec. 5, 1991


Woodrow Wilson Smith

Tulsa OK
Sunday, December 21, 1980

SMITH, Woodrow Wilson, 68, died Sunday. Retired after 24 years with McDonnell-Douglas. Member of 32nd Degree Mason, Brookside Blue Lodge. Survived by: Wife, Wanda of the home; son, James SMITH of Tulsa; sister, Bricy BOGGS of Portsmouth, Ohio; grandson, Chris Smith. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ninde Garden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park.

Ninde Funeral Directors - Tulsa Tribune, Tulsa OK, Dec. 22, 1980


Wanda (Biswell) Smith McGarrah

Tulsa OK
Sunday, December 1, 2002

McGARRAH - Wanda (Biswell) Smith, 90, longtime Tulsa resident, died December 1, 2002. Born in Livonia, Putnam County, MO on March 18, 1912, the second child of Walter Ray and Mary Oliver Biswell. She came to Tulsa in 1934. Wanda was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, gardener and friend. She was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by: her husband, Woodrow Smith; son, Jim Smith; husband, William McGarrah; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters. Survivors: grandson, Chris Smith and his wife, Melanie and their children, Jared and Ashlee Smith, all of Duncan, OK; daughter-in-law, Shari Smith of Tulsa; and the daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of William McGarrah, all of Arkansas.

Services Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Ninde Woodland Chapel. To honor her memory friends are asked to mark "Organ Donor" on their driver's license.

Ninde Funeral Directors, Woodland Chapel, 250-5556. - Tulsa World, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002


William Earl Smith

Rogers AR
September 25, 1970

Earl "Chuck" SMITH, 64, of 729 N. 4th, Rogers, died Friday evening at Rogers Memorial Hospital. He was born August 23, 1906 in Mena (AR). Smith was a chef, a member of the American Legion, Baptist church and a veteran of WW II. He is survived by his wife, Lola Jennings SMITH, of the home; two sons, Randy and Gary of the home; a brother, Woodrow SMITH, Tulsa, Okla. and a sister, Mrs. Bricy BOGGS, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Callison Chapel, Rev. Dean Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Benton County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Callison Funeral Home, Rogers.

Services Held For Chuck Smith

Earl (Chuck) Smith, 64, of Rogers died Sept. 25 in a Rogers hospital. Born Aug 23, 1906 in Mena, the son of Albert L.(SMITH) and Martha Emily SIMONS, he was a chef at a Rogers restaurant, a member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lola B. Jennings SMITH of the home; two sons, Randy and Gary SMITH, both of the home; one brother, Woodrow SMITH of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Bricy BOGGS of Portsmouth, Ohio.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Callison Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dean NEWBERRY officiating. Burial was in Benton County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Callison Funeral Home.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Mary Elizabeth (Oliver) Biswell

Livonia MO March 1913

IN MEMORIUM

The Grim Reaper has again visited Livonia, calling home Mrs. Ray BISWELL, Monday Mar. 10, 1913. She was taken sick last Thursday night, suffering with peritonitis, and continued to grow worse until death ended her suffering Monday night after an illness of only four days. Everything possible was done to restore her to health, but all was in vain.

Mary Elizabeth Oliver Biswell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. OLIVER, born October 3, 1893, being 20 years, 5 months and 7 days old. She was united in marriage to Ray BISWELL in the fall of 1909. To this union was born two children, Wayne aged 2 1/2 years and Wanda 1 year, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother, besides the husband and parents and one little sister, and many other relatives. Mary was possessed with a sweet disposition, always having a smile or pleasant word for everyone which won for her many friends, and we can not help but feel sad to realize that she is gone from our midst.

Services were conducted at the St. John Church Tuesday afternoon by C. E. Mann of Queen City, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones in their sad hours.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Neta A. (Hinerman) Johnson

Unionville MO January 1990

Funeral services for Neta A. JOHNSON, 88, of Unionville, were held at 1:30 this afternoon (Friday, January 26, 1990) in the Comstock Funeral Home, Unionville. The Rev. Rodney Randall of Unionville conducted the services. Music was provided by Janet Brown, singing, "Abide With Me" and "God Be With You." She was accompanied by Shirley Comstock, organist. Burial was in the St. Johns Cemetery at Livonia. Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday evening (January 23, 1990) in Putnam County Memorial Hospital, Unionville.

The daughter of Samuel and Laura Neagle HINERMAN, she was born August 21, 1901 in Putnam County. On February 5, 1919 she was married to Arthur JOHNSON who preceded her in death on October 26, 1953. Also preceding her in death were one son, Arthur JOHNSON, Jr. and two sisters, Dora JACOBS and Murel HINERMAN. Surviving are three daughters, Blanche FOWLER of Livonia, Maxine HODGSON of Denver, Colorado and Betty SHELTON of Princeton; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson attended Oak Grove rural school. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson operated a feed store in Livonia until 1953. For the past two years, Mrs. Johnson had made her home in Unionville.

Bearers were: Gary FOWLER, Bruce JOHNSON, Barry JOHNSON, Craig SHELTON, Chris SHELTON and Mark SMITH.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Brice Cunningham

Black Springs, Montgomery Co. AR
February 13, 1909

DIED AT BLACK SPRINGS, B. N. V. CUNNINGHAM

The deceased was born at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, January 19, 1842, and died at Black Springs, Arkansas, February 13, 1909, being 57 years and 25 days of age.

Not withstanding the deceased had been in failing health for several months, his death was a great shock. He was sitting in his chair last Saturday evening apparently in better health than for some time past. About 8:30 the wind, rain and hail storm came up, somewhat exicting him when there came a heavy clap of thunder. This brought on heart trouble and he expired within fifteen minutes.

Mr. Cunningham was an ex-Confederate soldier, a good citizen, and a man who won the friendship of those with whom he associated. He leaves a wife, a step son, A. L. SMITH of Slatington, a niece, Mrs. Irena STEWART, landlady of the City Hotel at this place, three brothers, one sister, and many friends to mourn his death. The interment took place at the Black Springs cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. Howell conducted the services.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Joseph Dwayne Biswell

Tulsa OK
Thursday
August 24, 1978

BISWELL RITES SET

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 for Joseph Dwayne BISWELL. The service will be held in the chapel at Floral Haven Cemetery. Biswell was 49. Part of the time he made his home with his sister, Portius TUGGLE, rural Owasso.

He is survived by his wife, Clara, three daughters, Beth and Daphnie BROOKS, West Siloam Springs Ark., and Jacquline PLUMLEE, Grants, N.M.; three other sisters, Vera BODKIN, California, Rita MILLER, Iowa and Wanda SMITH, Tulsa; a brother, William BISWELL, Oklahoma City, and two step-sons, David Randell and Daniel Ross LATHAM both of Springfield Mo. Burial will be at Floral Haven under the direction of Moore's Owasso Chapel.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Bricy Mae (Smith) Boggs

Portsmouth, Ohio
Jan. 28, 1990

Bricy M. BOGGS, 81, Portsmouth, died Sunday, Jan. 28 - service to be today (Wednesday, Jan. 31) at Melcher Funeral Home, interment in Scioto Burial Park. Survivors include her husband, Ralph L. BOGGS; six daughters, Martha MANLEY, Mary Lou JARVIS, Elizabeth MCCARTHY, Patricia HILL, Helen LYON, and Judy BALLARD; three sons, Jerry L. Boggs, John Boggs, and David Boggs; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Millie E. (Hurley) Oliver

Centerville IA
July 24, 1958

Millie Oliver Dies Thursday

Millie E. OLIVER, 519 Drake Avenue, died Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m. following a long illness. She was 88 years, one month, and 19 days old. Born on a farm near Graysville in Putnam County, Mo. June 5, 1870, she was the daughter of Andrew J.and Elizabeth Sparks HURLEY. She was married to Ernest OLIVER in 1891, and he passed away Feb. 22, 1939.

Mrs. Oliver was a resident of Exline for years until coming to Centerville for nursing care. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Goldie SUNDEEN of Rockford, Ill.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ike HURLEY of Exline. She was preceded in death by one son, Alva; one daughter, Mrs. Mary BISWELL; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Exline Cemetery.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Martha Emily (Simons) Smith

Rogers AR

ROGERS RESIDENT SUCCUMBS HERE

Mrs. Emily SMITH, 76, of Rogers, died in Rogers Memorial Hospital Sumday afternoon following a short illness.

Mrs. Smith the widow of the late Albert L. SMITH, was born Nov. 10, 1884, in Lick Creek, Ill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rogers.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Callison Funeral chapel with the Rev. Larry O'Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Rogers cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Earl SMITH, of Rogers, and Woodrow SMITH, of Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Bricy BOGGS of Locasville, Ohio; three brothers, Lee SIMONS, of St. Cloud, Fla., Earl SIMONS, of Springdale, and William B. SIMONS of Pryor, Okla.; three sisters, Mamie SIMONS and Eunice SIMONS, both of Springdale, and Mrs. Eva MILES of Ft. Smith; twelve drandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Walter Ray Biswell

Siloam Springs AR
August 22, 1946

Walter Ray BISWELL, son of James and Jane BISWELL, was born near Queen City, Missouri July 14, 1885. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth OLIVER on November 15, 1909. To this union were born two children. On March 10, 1913 the wife and mother was taken in death. Later he married to Caddie Lee JOHNSON on May 28, 1914, and to this union were born eight children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, father, mother, three infant children and one brother. He leaves to mourn his passing his faithful wife, Mrs. Caddie Lee BISWELL, Siloam Springs, Arkansas,; three sons: Wayne Oliver, Oklahoma City, Okla., William Blayne and Joseph Dwane of Siloam Springs, Ark.; four daughters: Mrs. Wanda SMITH, Tulsa Okla., Mrs. Vera BODKINS, Costa Meca, Calif., Mrs. Flossie Marietta MILLER of Siloam Springs and Mrs. Porttens Ivalee TUGGLE of Tulsa; seven grandchildren; two brothers: Oscar of Livonia, Mo., and Joseph of Compton, Calif., and two sisters: Mrs. Elta MCMAINS, Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Jane ZABEL of Compton, Calif.

He entered the mercantile business in Livonia, Mo., when a young man and remained in it until God called him to preach. Mr. Biswell was saved from sin in this (?) building, the Livonia Baptist Church 28 years ago under the ministry of Rev. Herbert Buff(?). Soon afterward he was santified in Iowa under the ministry of Rev. Bud ROBINSON, and was baptized with the Holy Ghost in the old time camp meeting in Oklahoma City under the ministry of Rev. Edward. D. REEVES.

He was called by his Lord to preach the Gospel and began his ministry 23 years ago. He has faithfully preached the truth with his words and with his life, and made many rich in eternal values. He literally left a trail of blessings behind him as he made full proof of his ministry, fought the good fight, finished his course, kept the faith and went to Heaven. His last sermon was preached on his birthday, July 14th. His text was the 23rd Psalm.

He went to Heaven from his home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas three days ago. His wife, all his children and one sister were present for his departure at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 8 days. Truely a good man of God has been promoted.

The above obituary was sent by his nephew, John BISWELL of Edina Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Livonia church on Sunday, August 25th by Rev. Oscar MOORE of the East Oklahoma Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

CARDS OF THANKS

We want to express our deep appreciation to the many friends who gave their help and sympathy so generously in connection with the death of Walter Ray BISWELL.
The Biswell Family.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Caddie L. (Johnson) Biswell Brown

Siloam Springs AR
Feb. 12, 1967

CADDIE BROWN

Caddie BROWN, age 74, passed away at a rest home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 10, 1967. She was born January 25, 1893 and was the daughter of John Dick and Mollie JOHNSON. In May 1914, she was married to Ray BISWELL. To this union eight chidren were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 daughters and one son. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
In 1961 in June she was united in marriage to Brad BROWN, who survives. She is survived by her children -- Vera BODKINS of Garden Grove, Calif., Rita MILLER of Washington, Ia., Porteus TUGGLE of Tulsa, Okla., William BISWELL of Oklahoma City, Okla., Joseph D. BISWELL of Siloam Springs, Ark.; 2 step-children -- Wayne BISWELL of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Wanda SMITH of Tulsa, Okla.; 2 sisters -- Mildren CRAWFORD of Lancaster, Mo., and Mabel GREEN, Unionville, Mo.; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Pentecostial Holliness of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, February 13, 1967 at the Livonia Baptist Church under the direction of Husted Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin BALDWIN, Assembly of God minister, officiating. Interment was in the St. John Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arthur JOHNSON, James VAN DYKE, Lon WHITLOW, Leslie FOWLER, Junior WHITLOW, and John WHITLOW. Singers: Daisy LANDTISER and Mrs. A. D. GILLISPIE with Christa TAYLOR at the piano.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors nd friends for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy. -- The Family.

Bible records show Caddie Johnson was married three times: 1)Ray Biswell, 2) Harry McCarty and 3)Bradley Brown. All her children were from the Biswell union.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Wayne Oliver Biswell

Oklahoma City OK
November 27, 1977

Wayne O. BISWELL, 67, of 712 SW 40 (Oklahoma City), died Sunday at the home of a sister in Tulsa following an extended illness. Services are pending with Vondel Smith & Sons Mortuary.

Biswell was born in Livonia, Mo. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1943 from Siloam Springs, Ark., and was employed by Morgan Fashion Door Co. for 10 years. He later owned Western Building Materials Co. for 10 years prior to his retirement four years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Madge, of the home; a son, Walker, Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Wanda SMITH, Tulsa; Mrs. Portteus TUGGLE, Tulsa; Mrs. Vera BODKIN, Forrest Falls, Calif., and Mrs. Rita MILLER, Washington, Iowa; two brothers, Bill, Oklahoma City, and Joe, Siloam Springs, and three grandchildren.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Mary Biswell (Hays) Brooks

Siloam Springs AR

Mary Biswell BROOKS, 45, of Siloam Springs died Monday at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born Jan. 1, 1932 at Lowery, Okla. She is survived by her husband Doyle of the home; five daughters, Gloria Sue LISH of Charleston, SC, Jo Ann RICH of Tulsa, Jacque PLUMLEE of Grant, NM, and Daphne and Beth BROOKS of the home; two sons, Mike BROOKS of the home and Doyle BROOKS of Westville, Okla.; three brothers, Vernon HAYS of Oaks, Okla., Robert HAYS of Morgan City, La., and John HAYS of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Cordelia CARROLL of Kansas, Okla., and Kay MARVEGGIO of Siloam Springs; and six grandchildren.

Services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Lincoln with Rev. Billy BURKS officiating. Burial was in Westville Cemetery.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Ethel Celesta (Page) McGarrah

Rogers, Benton Co. AR
Feburary 3, 1996

Rogers - Ethel Celesta MCGARRAH, 82, of Rogers died Feb. 3, 1996, at a Rogers nursing center. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in Weatherford, Okla., to Edmond George and Eugenia Cantley PAGE. She had lived in the area most of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of Rogers Freewill Baptist Church, where she was employed for many years as a church clerk, and a member of the Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, William M. MCGARRAH, to whom she was married for 64 years; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Lavern HUSKEY of Rogers; one sister, Lorene MCDANIEL of Portland, Ore,; six grandchildren, Jerry ROLLER of West Fork, Rickey ROLLER and Tony ROLLER, both of Rogers, Jack ROLLER of Jacket, Mo., Sheila SHERRY of Russellville and Rebecca FOLCK of Bella Vista; 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rogers Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Loy COUNTS and the Rev. Arthur L. GALLOWAY officiating. Burial will be in Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cullison-Lough Funeral Home of Rogers. Visitations will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry, Jack, Tony, Bill, Harold and Chris ROLLER. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky ROLLER and Otis HOLDER. Memorials may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church, 900 S. Dixieland Road, Rogers 72756.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Gilbert Earnest Oliver

Exline IA
Feburary 22, 1939

Gilbert Earnest OLIVER, son of W. T. OLIVER, was born in Putnam County, Missouri, January 15, 1869, died at his home in Exline, Ia., Feb. 22, 1939, aged 70 years, one month and 8 days.

In 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Millie Elender HURLEY. To this union three children were born, Mary Elizabeth, Alvie Eldon and Golda Frances. Mary Elizabeth and Alva Eldon preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and one daughter, Mrs. C. V. SUNDEEN of Exline, six grandchildren, Wayne BISWELL of Tulsa, Okla., Wanda SMITH of Tulsa Okla., Howard, Juaneta, Gene and Joan SUNDEEN, of Exline; three brothers Nun of Waterloo, Ia., Willie of Grinnell, Ia., and Simon of South Dakota.

Mr. Oliver had been afflicted the past year, part of the time at the hospital at Centerville, Ia., where everything that could possibly be done to relieve him of his suffering was done, but to no avail. The surgeon's skill, the nurses' tender care, the love and devotion of wife and children, brothers and friends, death triumphed over the flash, but not the spirit. The spirit trimphed over death through faith in the Son of God.

Mr. Oliver told the writer of his faith in and his acceptance of Christ as his Saviour, and just a few hours before his departure from this life testified to His presence with him as Saviour, comforter and friend, and that he was not afraid of the "shadows in the valley."
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church conducted by the pastor. Music by Mrs. Nola CASTER and her daughters, Lettie June and Donna. The Johnson funeral home directing.

The pallbearers were his four nephews, Doyle HURLEY, Dewayne HURLEY, Allie HURLEY, Coy HURLEY, Cloy HURLEY and Ottie MORGAN.

G. E. OLIVER DIES AT EXLINE

Resident of South County City for 22 Years is Taken After Long Illness - Ge. E. OLIVER, 70, well known resident of Exline, died at his home there at 9:30 a.m. today following a lingering illness. Mr. Oliver was born in Putnam County, Missouri, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. OLIVER, on January 14, 1859. In 1889 he united in marriage with Millie HURLEY and for the past 22 years has made his home in Exline. Prior to that time he had resided at Livonia, Missouri. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Virgil SUNDEEN, of Exline, and six grandchildren. He also leaves the following brothers: N. OLIVER, of Waterloo, Will OLIVER of Grinnell and Simon OLIVER of California. Mr. Oliver had a great many friends who join with the relatives in mourning his death.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Exline, tomorrow, Thursday, at 2 p.m. and will be officiated by the Rev. W. M. MARTIN, pastor.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Edith Rae (Watts) Simons

Springdale AR
Feburary 16, 1971

MRS. W. B. SIMONS

Mrs. Edith Rae SIMONS, 73, 610 Maple Avenue, died Feb. 16, 12:55 p.m. at Springdale Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1898 at Prague, Okla., the daughter of Lee A. and Maretta Bell Johnson WATTS. She moved to this area from Prague in 1910 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William B. SIMONS, to whom she was married Aug. 10, 1918, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Elizabeth Ann) CLACK of Pryor, Okla., and Mrs. Joe (Carol Lee) STIVER of Golden, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Alpha BRUBAKER of Lakemore, Ohio and Mrs. Elizabeth TISDALE of Ida, La.; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. A. L. Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


John Baker

Livonia MO

1862 - 1929

John BAKER was born near Hardland, Knox County, Missouri, October 31, 1862, and passed from this life at his home in Livonia, Missouri, March 5, 1929, being at the time of his death 66 years, 4 months and 5 days old.

He was married to Martha WAGGONER, November 16, 1890. To this union was born four children. Mrs. Josie Frances BISWELL, Mrs. Mary Agnes MCCLELLAN, Jake Williams BAKER and Paul J. BAKER all of Livonia, Missouri. He leaves one step son, Harry WAGGONER. Mrs. Martha BAKER passed away December 15, 1913.

Mr. Baker was united in his second marriage to Carrie WAGGONER on November 23, 1917, who survives him. Besides his wife and children Mr. Baker leaves three grand children to mourn his demise. They are John BISWELL, Neta and Dick MCCLELLAN.

After Mr. Baker's marriage to Martha WAGGONER in 1890 they moved on a farm near Hardland, Missouri where Mr. Baker divided his time between farming and designing work. They continued to reside on the farm until 1904 when he moved to Livonia, Missouri and entered the hardware business with Ben EARHART.

Newspaper Articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Neita Maye McClellan

Livonia MO
October 23, 1930

Neita Maye MCCLELLAN, daughter of Earl and Mary MCCLELLAN, was born November 21, 1910, at Livonia, Missouri and departed this life on October 23, 1930, at the age of 19 years, 11 months and 2 days.

Neita was widely known, and was loved by all those who knew her. She will be remembered because of her sunny disposition and sympathetic nature. Her life was spent largely in the Livonia community where she has always been an active participant in all uplifting acivities of that place. She graduated from the Livonia High School in 1927-28. During her school career she was a willing helper in all school activities, being depended upon by the school because of her musical abilities and her great desire to make her school a success.

At the age of sixteen Neita accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and united with the United Brethren church at Livonia. She has been an active servant in the church work, never failing to let her light shine for Jesus, who was her great Comforter and hope through all her suffering. She did not fear death, and her faith never wavered at any time, and she left this life singing praises, and comforting her dear ones with the testimony that Jesus and the angels were hovering over her.
Although Neita will be sadly missed, yet her life and influence will always remain in our memories, and will help to raise the standards of our ideals. She leaves to mourn their great loss, besides her father and mother, and one brother, Dick, a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26, at the Baptist church at Livonia, conducted by Mrs. Alice HINERMAN and Brother SCHMELSER. Interment was in the St. John Cemetery. - Newspaper Article, Unidentified Newspaper, date unavailable, (Estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah, February 22, 2003).

Miss Neta May MCCLELLAN, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl MCCLELLAN of Livonia, Mo., passed away early Thursday morning, October 23, at the hospital, in Excelsior Springs, at the age of 19 years, 11 months and 2 days. She leaves a beloved father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl MCCLELLAN; one brother, Dick, a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the United Brethern church in Livonia, conducted by Mrs. Alice HINERMAN. The body was laid to rest in the St. John cemetery. We extend our sympathy tot he bereaved father, mother and brother.

Newspaper articles, unidentified newspaper, date unavailable, found in the estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah on February 22, 2003.


Valee Timmons Neagle

April 26, 1983
Des Moines IA

Valee Cleta NEAGLE, 67, of Des Moines, Ia., died April 26, 1983, of an apparent heart attack. The daughter of Wess and Verna (FOWLER) TIMMONS, she was born at Martinstown on April 1, 1916. She was married to Richard CRAWFORD of Milan in 1936. In 1961, she married Edward NEAGLE who preceded her in death 15 years. She was also preceded in death by her father in 1963 and her mother on April 12, 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Crawford WOODARD and son-in-law, Dr. Don WOODARD of Denver, Colo, and one brother, Rollie TIMMONS of Livonia.

Valee attended the Livonia Public School and Unionville High School. She taught school with her father at Pickering school, north of Hartford, Mo., and the Graysville school in Graysville, Mo. Wess and Valee taught departmental subjects in both school systems. Valee taught Launguage Arts in all grades, and Wess taught Mathematics in lower and upper grades.

Valee worked for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Des Moines for 12 years. Later she was executive supervisor for the YWCA in Ottumwa, Ia. Valee was a resident of Des Moines for 35 years. She was a member of the United Bretheren Church.

Private services and interment were held at the St. John Cemetery in Livonia on Thurs., April 28, 1983.

Newspaper atricle, unidentified newspaper, Unionville MO, April 29, 1983, Estate of Wanda Smith McGarrah, Tulsa OK, Feb. 22, 2003.


Martha Clemantine (Moore) Ward

Elida, New Mexico

Nov.14,1928. MARTHA CLEMANTINE WARD was born August 7, 1857, near the Shiloh battle ground in Tennessee. She came to Texas in 1866, and married JOHN W. WARD, May 10, 1874, in Fannin County Texas. The three children were born in Fannin County, JOHN ANDREW WARD, NANCY PARALEE, and JERRIE LEE WARD. They moved to Haskell County, Texas then to New Mexico in 1902.

Mrs. Ward is the last of a large family except one brother, J.M. MOORE of Beeville, Texas.

Martha Clemantine Moore was the daughter of Stephen and Nancy (Tucker) Moore. Courtesy Roslinda Wells


Annie See Walker Sparks

Oxford, Mississippi

Obituary -- Annie See Walker Sparks, 91, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital, North Mississippi. Mrs. Sparks was a retired school teacher. She was the widow of Baxter J. Sparks. She graduated from Oxford High School and earned her bachelor's degree in math from Ole Miss and her master's degree in English from George Peabody College in Nashville. She was a member of the Ole Miss alumni, the National Retired Teacher's Association, the Iota chapter of Delta Kapa Gamma and belonged to the First United Southern Methodist in Clarksdale. She taught 46 years at Clarksdale High School, most of which teaching English and retired in 1966.

Services were today at 2 pm at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Metts officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks is survived by two sisters, Cenabel Bowen and Polly Kirkwood, both of Oxford, and several nieces and nephews.

Annie Sparks was the daughter of John Brown Walker and Mary Elizabeth (Haynes) Walker.


Irene Walker

Oxford, Mississipp
September 14, 1994

OXFORD EAGLE, Thursday, September 14, 1994. WALKER

Irene Walker, 104, died Thursday at Graceland Convalescent Center. Walker was a retired school teacher and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Lyon officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitations will be from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. She is survived by one nephew, Walker Downs of Oxford and one neice, Yonnie Hollowell of Oxford; and a host of grand neices and nephews.

Irene Walker was the daughter of Thomas Wilson Walker and Mary Ann (Hamby) Walker. She was born February 11, 1890 in Tyro, Tate Co. MS.

 

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