Compiled by Debbie Yates
C. I. Phelps, Editor
Ruth Phelps, Associate Editor
Mrs. Wrenn Phelps, Society
Published every Friday by Phelps Printing Company at
SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT
ARTHUR H. ARMSTRONG, life-long resident of
Armstrong was enroute to her home from
She was the former Miss BESSIE MILLER MORRIS, daughter of Mrs. Annie Miller Morris and the late Mr. Knox Morris of Crawfordsville.
Armstrong was a talented artist and recently had paintings on display at Brooks
Art Gallery in
is survived by her husband and mother, of Crawfordsville. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at at National funeral Home in
C. P. BELUE, SR. IS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK
services were held Wednesday afternoon at at the
Belue, who was 64, was born in Tishomingo, Miss. He
came to Earle in 1923 and was in the employ of McCreary & Godbey who operated farming interests and store south of
Earle. He later went into the cleaning
and pressing business here and as the years went by gradually consolidated his
operations with those of his competitors until,
finally, he had exclusive franchise in Earle.
As his sons grew older, he inducted them into the business and expanded
until the present set-up, Belues’ Toggery,
was effected which comprises one of the most modern in
active in civic affairs, Mr. Belue was a member of
the School Board, Director in the Earle State Bank and active in the work of
Besides his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Belue, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gammill and Ann Belue; three sons, Clyne Belue Jr., Jim Belue and Bill Belue, all of Earle; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Glasgow of Tishomingo, Miss.; two half-brothers Wheeler Glasgow of Earle and Morris Glasgow of Memphis, Tenn.; two half-sisters, Mr. J. E. Epperson, of Haleyville, Ala., and Mrs. L. E. Parrish of Florence, Ala.
Pall Bearers were Eddie Sample, Bill Joe White, Mitchell Organ, Robert Karr,
Daryl Cato, and L. C. Walker. Burial was
GEORGE E. BLAYLOCK
Services for GEORGE E. BLAYLOCK of 4134 Highway 51 North, retired farmer of
Webb, Miss., and Earle were held at the Earle Baptist Church Sunday afternoon
with Dr. C. M. Savage pastor, and Rev. H. L. Lipford
of Brinkley officiating. Burial was in
Mr. Blaylock was 74. He died Saturday at the Highway 51 address where he lived with a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Lyles. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Susan Blalock; a son, Frank Blaylock of West Memphis; and two other daughters, Mrs. J. O. Dickinson of Memphis and Mrs. Emmett Crockett of Parkin.
TOWN SADDENED OVER DEATH OF RAYMOND HOWARD BOWLING, JR.
Services for HOWARD BOWLING, JR., were held at the
Howard Jr., was 11 years old and died of injuries when the motor scooter he was riding collided with an oncoming truck about 4 p. m. Tuesday on a gravel road 5 miles east of Earle. Eddie Washington, Negro, driver of the truck, told state police that the accident was unavoidable.
The motor scooter was Howard’s pride
possession. He had saved his money for
many months to help pay for it. He had
the scooter about two weeks. At the time
of the accident he was returning home from a visit with his friends Howard and
Roger Atkins. No charges against
Howard Jr., was born in Earle on
He leaves his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Bowling, a sister Betty and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bowling all of Earle.
Burial was in
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOMMY LEE BOWLING
Funeral services for TOMMY LEE BOWLING, age 44, were held at the Earle Baptist Church
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Dr. C. M. Savage of Earle and Rev. J. R.
Womack of Forrest City in charge. Burial
Mr. Bowling, a resident of
WILLIAM EARL BROWN
services for WILLIAM EARL BROWN, who
died at last Friday night at
home, were held Sunday afternoon at
at the Earle Baptist church with Dr. E. B. Abington officiating. Burial was in
Brown, a grocer and farmer, live din this community all his life. He was 59.
He was a member of the
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Armittie Brazil Brown of Earle; a son Carroll Brown and a daughter, Jane Brown of Earle and three grandchildren.
JERRY GILBERT COLLUM
GILBERT COLLUM, an Earle resident for a number of years, died Tuesday
Besides his wife, Mrs. Leodis Collum, he leaves two sons, C. F. Collum of Memphis, Orin Collum of Earle; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Kennedy of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Dorse Sutherland of Crawfordsville, Ark., and Jane Collum of Earle.
Services were held at Wednesday at Citizens Funeral Home in
CAR WRECK FATAL TO J. R. COX
Tragedy struck a car load of former Earle
citizens Sunday afternoon as they were enroute to
their homes in
R. COX, 30 year old Automobile mechanic of
Injured in the accident were, Mrs. Rosie
Drew Cox, wife of the victim; Mrs. J. R. Cox, his mother, who is reported to
have received a fractured spine; Mrs. Betty Dexter, Mr. Cox’s sister, and R. L.
Abbott, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Dexter, who sustained a broken leg. They were taken to
Three youngsters escaped injury in the accident. They were Jackie Dexter, 10 month-old daughter of Mrs. Dexter; Rickie Cox, 7, and Ina Bess Cox, 3, children of Mr. and Mrs. Cox.
Mrs. Dexter said Mr. Cox was driving the car in which they were riding. She said that when he attempted to pass the car occupied by the Negroes, the latter vehicle speeded up.
“My brother also speeded up and lost control of the car, we overturned several times but never did hit the other car,” Mrs. Dexter said. Arkansas State Police said the Negroes did not stop and they are being sought.
Funeral services for Mr. Cox were held in
Earle Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. Burks officiating. Burial was in
Mr. Cox was a former resident of Earle and
SERVICES HELD FOR OSCAR B. COX
Services were held Friday at
Mr. Cox was born and reared in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jimmie Magness Cox; a son, Jerry Cox, student at Ouachita Baptist College; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Thomas of Earle; two brothers., L. Cox and C. L. Cox of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Briggs, Mrs. Abb Autry and Mrs. Robert Orman, all of Ashland.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. CRENSHAW (Photo)
Services for Mrs. PEARL HILL CRENSHAW were held at the
She leaves her husband, W. E. Crenshaw; a
daughter, Caroline and a son, Billy, of Earle; her father, W. R. Hill of
Darlington and a sister, Mrs. Wallace Humphries of
W. I. ITZEL SUCCUMBS TO HEART CONDITION
ISAAC ETZEL of Earle, retired Missouri Pacific telegraph operator died
Friday, November 27, at
were held at the
He leaves his wife; two daughters, Miss
Janis Etzel of Earle and Miss Mary Etzel of
Masonic rites were conducted at the
SERVICES HELD FOR RALPH FOREHAND
Services for RALPH FOREHAND of Earle were at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the
Assembly of God Church with Rev. J. M. Whitman, pastor, and Rev. Harold Wilson,
pastor of the Methodist Church officiating.
Burial was in
Mr. Forehand, who was 55, died Saturday
morning at the
He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Marilda Edwards of Earle, with whom he made his home, Mrs.
Al [Naomi] Cole of Waco, Texas, and a brother, Walter Forehand of
LAST RITES HELD FOR FORREST STARR GLOVER
STARR GLOVER, 56, died at the
Mr. Glover was born in Jackson County,
Forrest’s talents were many and varied. He could fix a typewriter, an adding machine, a Frigidaire or airplane. The Saturday Evening Post published an article a few weeks back which might well have been dedicated to his activities. He was the last (in this neighborhood) of a long line of “tinkerers” to whom the children, as well as grown folks went for assistance.
For years he followed the carpentry trade both as a workman and contractor. In later years he chose a less strenuous mode of existence. He had a host of friends in Earle and over the Tri-States, which he covered in active life, who are grieved at his departure.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Glover, a son William of Earle; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Blankenship of Crawfordsville, Mrs. C. J. Eden, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. W. D. Willard, Marion and Mrs. Cole of Parkin. Two brothers, A. F. and L. C. Glover of Earle; one sister Mrs. C. W. Hite of Parkin.
Pallbearers were, Albert Forehand, Fred Arthur, Jimmy Fullwood, Dalton Lancaster, Aubrey Lancaster Jr. and Alfred Griggs.
SERVICES HELD FOR WALLACE F. GOODWIN
for WALLACE FLOYD GOODWIN of Marion,
father of Crittenden County Sheriff Cecil V. Goodwin, who died Sunday night at
Crittenden Memorial Hospital, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at Citizens
Funeral Home in West Memphis with Rev. Alf Eason pastor of the Marion Methodist
Church officiating. Burial was in
Goodwin, born in Crenshaw,
was active in the Farm Bureau, a former office, a former member of the
leaves his wife, Mrs. Julia Bretherick Goodwin; his
son and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Coleman and Mrs. Charles Carder, all of
MRS. GOLDA GRIGGS SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
After a long illness, Mrs. GOLDA GRIGGS died at her home here Sunday morning around .
Services were held Tuesday morning at 10 at the Earle Baptist church with Dr. C. M. Savage, pastor in charge, assisted by the pastor of the Earle Methodist Church Rev. G. A. McKelvey.
Mrs. Griggs, who
was 48, was born in
She leaves her husband, Alfred Griggs; a son Hilton Griggs, of Earle; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Grafton, of Hughes and Mrs. Jimmy Hooper of Sidon, Miss.; a brother, the Rev. Roy Hilton of Ponder, Texas; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Hilton of Earle.
C. L. Blanz, W. E. Crenshaw, Billy Rogers, W. C.
Hudgins, Grady Franks and Richard Wood.
Burial was in
SERVICES HELD FOR C. T. HILTON
died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at
at his home in Norvell, after a heart attack as he
was seated in his living room watching television. He was 78.
Services were held Thursday afternoon at at the
MRS. HYACINTH HOOD
BORTON HOOD of Earle died Friday at
Services will be at 1 p. m. today
Mrs. Hood, 82, widow of Clarence Hood and
a long-time Earle resident, was born in
She leaves six daughters, Mrs. Dora Jane Dupstaff of Ethel, Mrs. Harriett Bonds of Memphis, Mrs. Imogene Hawly of Sherwood, Mrs. Ginger Young of Vicksburg, Miss., and Mrs. Barbara Zapata of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Clarence R. Hood Jr. and Paul E. Hood, both of Earle, and Ronald Hood of Clarkedale, 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be
sent to the
SERVICES HELD FOR MR. ELLA HUDGENS
Services were held Sunday afternoon at for MRS. ELLA HUDGENS, the widow of W. C. Hudgens,
who died about 40 years ago. She died
Friday night at at the
Cage Nursing Home in
Rev. Wm. Rucker and Rev. Harold Wilson
officiated. Burial was [at]
She was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Earle Baptist church since 1918. She attended Sunday School and Church each Sunday, even though at times she was in a wheel chair and used crutches. She never lost her interest people and her bright out-look on life was an inspiration to younger friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Marie Morris of Earle, two sons, W. M. Hudgens of
Earle and R. L. Hudgens of
FRANK HUXTABLE SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
FRANK BARTON HUXTABLE, lifelong
Mr. Huxtable, owner of the Main Drug Store since 1926, drove his car out to his farm and stopped near where Son Yarbour, a colored man, was at work in the field. When he failed to get out of the car, Yarbour went to him and found him very sick, and within a few minutes he died in his scar. He has been ill for the past several weeks and was to enter the hospital later the same day.
During his many years in the drug business in Earle he has made many friends, both white and colored. His friendliness and his service to this community will be greatly missed.
was active in civic affairs, a member of the
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jewell Huxtable, one daughter, Miss Mary Ann Huxtable of Earle; two sons, Dr. R. F. Huxtable, with the U. S. Air Force in Japan and Lynn Huxtable of West Memphis and a sister, Mrs. Charlie Williams of Jonesboro.
At this writing, funeral arrangements are incomplete.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. F. B. HUXTABLE
Services for Mrs. FRANK B. (Jewel Parker) HUXTABLE, longtime resident of Earle
were held Wednesday morning at
Born and reared at
She leaves two sons, Dr. R. F. Huxtable of
Burial was in
SERVICES HELD FOR R. T. HUXTABLE
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at at the
Mr. Huxtable was 75 years of age. He had been a life-long resident of
He was a faithful member of the
Funeral Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Earle Methodist Church for Baby SHARRON HUXTABLE, the 2 ½ months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huxtable. Mr. H. M. Barnett, pastor, officiated.
Sharron was sleeping in her bed Tuesday afternoon when her mother thinking that the nap was unusually long, went in to see about her and found that she had rolled over on her face and the little body was cold. Mrs. Huxtable immediately called Dr. Ray who hurried to the home and pronounced the child dead.
Burial was in
SERVICES ARE HELD HERE MONDAY FOR J. M. JENKINS
Services for JAMES MILLS JENKINS, a beloved citizen
of Earle for the past 50 years, was held at Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church.
Dr. C. V. Carbo officiated, assisted by two former
pastors of the Earle, church, Dr. J. P. Snipes of Clarendon and Rev. C. A.
Mr. Jenkins, who was 75, died Sunday
morning, January 18, at the
He returned to Crawfordsville in 1901 and
moved to Earle in 1905 where he held farming interests for many years. He married Miss Lewis Powell of Earle in
1907, uniting two prominent families of
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lewis Powell Jenkins; two sons, J. M. Jenkins of Frayser, Tenn., and John P. Jenkins of Earle; a daughter, Miss Carolyn Louise Jenkins of Memphis and a sister Mrs. Maggie Wall of Huntsville, Ala., and four grand-children.
Active Pallbearers were, Daryl Cato, Gene Morrison, Ellis Haddad, Watt Campbell, James Wood, Ed Bond and J. C. Reece. Honorary: J. O. Anderson, C. B. O’Neil, Floyd Roberts, F. E. Beattie, R. W. Miller and H. N. Rogers
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS
for Miss LENA LEWIS, member of a
Lewis died Monday afternoon at
at Mustin’s Rest Home in
Lena was always interested in young people and taught them creative expression
as a hobby, and was organizer of the Capt. John Leis Chapter of the Children of
the Confederacy. She was a great lover of classic poetry and had written many
poems that won for her the title of “Poet Laureate of Eastern Arkansas.” She was a devout Christian and an active
member of the
Mrs. Jenkins she is survived by two other nieces, Mr. W. C. Watson of
SERVICES HELD FOR H. E. LITTLEJOHN
or HARRISON ELIJAH LITTLEJOHN, farmer and carpenter of Earle, were held
Littlejohn, who was 69, died at his home here Tuesday morning. Born in
leaves his wife, Ms. Lula Brazile Littlejohn; a son,
Bernice Littlejohn of Earle; two daughters, Mrs. P. H. Smith of Earle and Mrs.
L. H. Harrison of
BABY ELLEN LUNSFORD
Little ELLEN LUNSFORD, the 17-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lunsford of Earle, died Monday afternoon around 5 o’clock at Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis where she had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. Cause of death was undetermined. (Leukemia – dly)
Services were held at Wednesday afternoon at the
V. R. LUNSFORD
V. R. LUNSFORD, who has farmed in the Three-Way neighborhood for a number of years and was recognized as one of Earle’s successful farmers, died at Kenne3dy’s Hospital in Memphis Sunday, August 1st.
Mr. Lunsford had been having recurrent illnesses and had been more or less incapacitated before his death.
He was 62 years of age, a veteran of World War I, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lunsford, and two sons, Allison and Herbert Lunsford, all of Earle.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at
Citizens Funeral Home in
SERVICES HELD FOR HOLLIE MARTIN
were held for HOLLIE MARTIN, Crittenden County farmer, who died at his
home in Earle Thursday of last week were held at 2 Saturday afternoon at the
Earle Church of God. Burial was in
Mr. Martin, who was 54, was a lifetime resident of this community. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dora Larmon Martin; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Watson and Mrs. Bertha Beazley and two brothers Andy Martin and Clarence Martin both of Earle.
SERVICES HELD FOR WM. C. MCCREARY, JR.
A West Memphis oil man was killed and a
West Memphis motel owner seriously injured Friday when their light plane
crashed near Palatka, Fla. Dead is WILLIAM
C. MCCREARY JR., 44, an oil and gasoline distributor. Ed Bretherick,
owner of the
The plane was taking off for a return to
The two men and Albert McCreary of
The plane was out of sight when it struck the second tree, sheriff’s deputies said, but the impact could be heard. Albert McCreary, left at the camp, went racing through the woods with others to the wreckage.
Services were held Sunday at Citizens
He spent his entire life in
L. MCKINNEY, farmer of near Earle died suddenly at a. m. last Friday at his home. Mr. McKinney who was 54, had lived in the Earle vicinity for the
past 20 years. He was born in Madison
County, Alabama and was a member of the
Services were held Saturday afternoon at
Citizens Funeral Home chapel with Elder R. L. Colley officiating. Burial was in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Josephine Rouse McKinney, five sons, Silas McKinney, Robert E. McKinney and Lloyd McKinney, all of Earle, and Thelvin McKinney and Junior McKinney, both of Blytheville; five daughters, Mrs. Willie Barnhill of Marianna, Mrs. Edward Wright of Crawfordsville, Mrs. James Pipkins of Blytheville and Mrs. Edmond Roberts and Miss Opal McKinney, both of Earle.
MRS. ADA MILLER
MRS. ADA TAYLOR MILLER, long time Crittenden County resident, of near Turrell, died at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis Thursday evening, Nov. 14 about 11 o’clock. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a devout Christian woman, devoting much of her time to church work during her active life. She was 74.
services were held at
BILL MINOR, 53, of
Mr. Minor and his family lived in this community for a number of years before they moved to Dyess, where they were living at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY TAKES TWELVE LIVES
victims of a kerosene explosion and fire which wrecked a three room tenant
house near Parkin, Ark. Christmas Eve were buried Monday afternoon in
love the Lord because He has heard my voice in supplication,” Father Edward J.
chilling rain fell on about 75 friends and relatives of the
Two survivors of the blast, Mrs. Raul Montana and her daughter, Marie Montana , wept brokenly throughout the brief services.
caskets held the bodies of five of Mrs.
The other victims were members of the family of PETE SANTANA SR. Only living member of that eight member family is 12 year old PETE SANTANA JR., who is also critically burned and in the hospital.
The kerosene ignited fire was the worst accident in the Nation during the Christmas holidays.
Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis was in charge.
SERVICES FOR MRS. J. B. O’NEAL
for Mrs. LUCY GRANTHAM O’NEAL, who died Monday night at the
O’Neal was the wife of J. B. O’Neal, a prominent farmer of the Wildcat
Community for the past 18 years. She was
a member of the
Besides her husband, she leaves a son T. C. O’Neal of Earle; a brother, Watt Grantham of Arcola Miss., and four sisters, Mrs. George Barrow of Greenwood, Miss., Mrs. Jim Barrow and Mrs. Mason Kuykendoll of Money, Miss., and Mrs. Linda Smith of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were C. L. Trammel, Bill Joe White, Cecil Neson, Levy McCracken, Bert Dickey Jr., Chas. T. Bernard, James Wood and J. E. Fullwood.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. BESSIE ORGAN
MRS. BESSIE GOAD ORGAN, widow of the late Charles H. Organ Sr., died suddenly of a heart attack at her home here Saturday. She was 57.
services were held at the Earle Baptist Church
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Ray Langley, pastor of the
Parkin Baptist Church officiating. Burial
Organ was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Goad of Earle and wa a life-long resident of
Earle. The Goad family
were pioneer citizens of this community as was the family of the late
Mr. Organ. She was a member of the
She is survived by five sons, Mitchell, John T., Bobby, Rufus of Earle and Charles Jr., of Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ferrell, who is with her husband in Germany one sister, Mrs. Hobart Bibbs of Little Rock and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were, James Terry, John Snelson, Clyne Belue, Brooks McCollum, Bill Kennedy and Dalton Lancaster.
SERVICES HELD FOR CLARA WEAVER OWEN
CLARA WEAVER OWEN, of
She was a member of the
Serves were held Sunday afternoon at at the
MRS. ALICE BROWN PAUL
for MRS. ALICE BROWN PAUL, who died at
Sunday night at her home in
Paul, who was 60, had lied in
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barton of
POWELL RITES ARE HELD ON MONDAY
Services for R. L. POWELL,
retired farmer of Earle, was held at Monday afternoon at the Citizens Funeral Home at
Mr. Powell was born in Lee County, Miss., and moved to Earle many years ago. He was a Methodist and was a regular attendant at services until recently.
Mrs. Powell died several years ago. He leaves two sons, R. F. Powell of Earle and George Powell of Marion; four daughters, Mrs. Temple Warner of West Memphis; Mrs. Irma Layton and Mrs. Lera Layton of Earle and Mrs. Erlie Gardner of Woodland, Ill.; a brother, O. D. Powell of Tupelo, Moss., 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
for MILO ALVA PRYOR, a retired cotton ginner who died at his home in
Parkin, Saturday night were held at
Monday at the
leaves his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Maynard Pryor of Parkin; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred
SERVICES ARE HELD FOR C. F. RILEY JR.
F. RILEY JR., owner and operator of the C. F. Riley Seed Cleaning Plant of
Parkin for the past 15 years, died at the
Mr. Riley, who was born in
He leaves his mother, Mrs. C. F. Riley,
and one brother Gordon Riley of
JOHN W. ROBERTSON
WELSEY ROBERTSON SR., construction worker who moved to
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Robertson; his son James Wesley Robertson Jr., two daughters, Kathy and Martha Lou Robertson; his mother Mrs. Kate Ingram and his step-father Tom Ingram all of Memphis; three brothers, Charlie Robertson of Earle, Willie Robertson of Michigan City, Ind., and Jim Robertson of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Weatherford of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Albert Keck of Memphis.
were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Citizens Funeral Home in
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO EARLE PLANTER
Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at the Earle Presbyterian Church for Mr. JIM W. RODGERS, a prominent planter in this community. Dr. C. V. Crabb officiated.
Mr. Rodgers had been in failing health for the past few years and died Thursday morning while enroute from his home East of Earle, to the doctor’s office. He was 70.
was born in
He was engaged in farming in Phillips County Arkansas for many years before moving to Earle about fifteen years ago. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and the beautiful floral offerings and the host of friends present at his funeral was evidence of the high esteem in which he held.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cleo Rodgers; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Atkins and Mrs. Bill Beattie Jr., both of Earle; one sister Mrs. Victoria Myers. Pallbearers were Dr. H. S. Watson, H. W. Campbell, M. E. Klindworth, W. A. Black, H. N. Rogers and Floyd Roberts.
SERVICES HELD FOR WINFORD B. ROSE
B. ROSE of Earle died last Thursday, August 2 at his home after a lengthy
illness. He was 46. He was born in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lurlene Rose of Earle; a son, W. L. Rose of Halls,
MABLE MCCOLLUM SAMPLE
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. DAN SAMPLE
Services for Mrs. Mable
McCollum Sample, wife of Dan Sample Sr., of Earle, were held at the
She was a faithful member of the
She is survived by her husband, one daughter Annie Ruth Sample of Earle; three sons, Eddie Sample of Earle, Billy Sample of El Paso, Texas, and Dan Sample Jr., of Memphis; two brothers, E. B. McCollum of Earle and D. A. McCollum of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Lumpkin and Mrs. R. T. Jewell of Dyer, Tenn., and eight grandchildren.
SERVICES HELD FOR CHARLES F. SMITH
Services were held at 2 Sunday afternoon
at Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, for State Senator CHARLES F. (RIP) SMITH, prominent West Memphis attorney. The Rev. William Watson, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of West Memphis, officiated.
Burial was in
Volunteer Searchers found Smith’s body
around Friday floating on
Smith’s watch had stopped at , but Coroner T. H. McGough said it could not be determined whether that was the time of his death. Although an air-tank supported boat which he was using has not been found, was attributed to drowning and there was no indication of foul play McGough said.
Mr. Smith leaves his wife, the former Lillian Outzen of Earle, his mother, Mrs. Charles f. Smith, Sr., who made her home with her son; two daughters, Miss Helen Smith, who is a senior at the University of Arkansas, and Mrs. Thomas B. Vivona of Newark, N. J; and two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Taylor of Earle and Mrs. H. Wilburn Keller of Birmingham, Mich.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ROSA STANLEY
Services were held Monday afternoon at for Mrs. ROSA BELL
Burial was in Crittenden Memorial …..Home of Memphis in charge. Pallbearers were John T. Organ, Bruce Shannon, J. D. Hodo, N. C. Rook, Edmon Davis and Jack Delashmit.
SERVICES HELD FOR GEORGE E. STEIN
Services were held at Earle Methodist
church as Sunday, December 24,
for GEORGE E. STEIN with the Rabbi
James Wax and Rev. Harold Wilson officiating.
Mr. Stein, owner and operator of Stein’s General Merchandise in Earle,
He was of the Jewish faith. Born in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jessie Stein; one
son, George Raymond Stein of Earle, and one brother, Raymond Stein of
ALEX STIREWALT DIES
ALEX STIREWALT of Gilmore, on of Crittenden County’s most prominent planters and a civic leader died Sunday morning at 9:07 at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, where he had been a patient since Dec. 17.
Services were held Monday afternoon at 3
at Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with the Rev. W. F. Cooley of
Fayetteville, assisted by the Rev. Lester Weaver of Turrell, officiating. Burial was in
At the time of his death he was a part owner of the Ed Talbot & Co. plantation at Gilmore. In addition to farming, he had ginning and mercantile interests. He suffered a stroke on Dec. 15 while at work.
was a Methodist and Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the
H had served as chairman of the Crittenden
County Selective Service Board since its establishment prior to World War II and
for more than a decade had been chairman of the Crittenden County Production
and Marketing Administration Committee.
He was a stockholder and director of Citizens Bank of
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ola Jordan Stirewalt: a son Mayor
Alex Stirewalt Jr., of Turrell; a daughter, Mrs.
Carter Short of Fayetteville, a sister, Mrs. Almonta
SWEPSTON, former Crawfordsville mayor and
Services, conducted by
the Rev. Jack Glass of Crawfordsville, was held at the
Mr. Swepston was the son of the late Wilsie Wise Swepston and Mary Wille Denton Swepston, early residents of Crawfordsville. He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordsville, and had farming and mercantile interests.
A graduate of Bingham School of Ashville,
N. C. he served as a young man as
For 47 years he was a trustee of the Crawfordsville Methodist church. He was formerly chairman of the Crawfordsville School Board and served on the Building Committee for the present school building.
He leaves his wife Mrs. Virginia Maynard Swepston; a daughter, Mrs. Buford Wallace; a son, John
Maynard Swepston, and three sisters, Mrs. T. S. Hare,
Mrs. S. D. Bond and Mrs. Egbert Jones all of
sister, Mrs. C. H. Neely of Oak Grove, La., and a brother Judge John E. Swepston of
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MILLIE SWINDLE
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at at
Services were conducted by Rev. Homer
Bradley, pastor, and Rev. Don Reed of
Besides her husband, she leaves two sons,
Lewis Swindle Jr. of Earle, John Donnahoe of
SERVICES HELD FOR “BIG JIM” TARVER
GROVER “BIG JIM” TARVER, former circus giant, died at his home in Turrell
Tuesday morning. He was 72. Services were held Thursday afternoon at the
Citizens Funeral Home at
WAR INJURIES PROVE FATAL TO FORD TURNER
FORD TURNER, 34, of
was critically injured in a plan crash over
father was the late Judge Renfro Turner of Earle. His mother Mrs. Elise Turner lives at 4206
the time of his death he operated the Byrnes-Turner Insurance Agency in
were held at Monday morning at
the grave in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes Turner; a son, Bart, a daughter Susan Porter Turner all of Marion; his mother of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Dan Femal of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Nat Norten of Forrest City and two brothers Phil Turner of Memphis and Comdr. Renfro Turner who is in the Navy stationed at Newport News, R. I.
for HENRY GRADY WAGES, retired resident of Parkin, and a former Earle
resident, was held at the Earle Baptist Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with
the Rev. Ray Y. Langley, pastor of the Parkin Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in
Wages died at 1 p. m. lat Friday in
leaves two sons, H. G. Wages Jr., of
J. A. WALKER
ALEXANDER WALKER, a former Earle resident, a retired farmer of
Mr. Walker was born and reared at
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
PROMINENT EARLE LUMBERMAN AND PIONEER CITIZEN SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK
Another pioneer resident and valued citizen
was lost to Earle this week with the passing of LUTHER WALLIN, lumberman and landowner, who succumbed to a heart
attack at the
Services will be held at 10 Friday (today)
morning at the
Aside from his extensive land holdings, Mr. Wallin was senior partner in Luther Wallin & Son Lumber Company here, and president of the Wallin, Dickey & Rich Lumber Companies.
His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs.
Harriet Catlett Wallin of
As a young man, Mr. Wallin started hauling logs on a small salary but being of the progressive type soon owned his own ox teams, which was the method of operation in that day, and soon was employing a force of men. His six and eight yoke ox teams was a common sight plowing the muddy streets of Earle in the earlier days.
In 1920 he opened his first sawmill, which was one of a series ranging from the ground hog type to the larger operations to which he devoted his time in later years. In the course of buying timber for these mills he acquired vast land-holdings in various parts of the section, which are now in the form of highly developed farms.
In his younger days he adopted a mode of
dress which became a fetish with him and gave rise to the nickname of, “The
He had held many executive offices which are of no importance now that he has passed away, but the “White Cap Man” will be remembered for his many acts of kindness and by those who worked for him during both the fat and lean years as one who never allowed them to suffer.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah McElroy Wallin; three daughters, Mrs. B. G. Dickey and Mrs. Frank Stalcup of Earle; Mrs. Jack Rich of Memphis; three sons, Reg and Gene Wallin of Earle and Luther Wallin Jr., of Columbus, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. A. McLaurin of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Ida Gibson of Dumas, Ark.; one brother, Jesse Wallin of Bald Knob, Ark. Ten grandchildren and two great grand-children.
R. E. “REG” WALLIN DIES IN
EVERETT WALLIN died at
Tuesday afternoon at
held at 10 Thursday morning at the First Methodist church here with Rev. G. A. McKelvey officiating.
Burial was in
Mr. Wallin, who was the son of Mrs. Luther Wallin and the late Mr. Wallin, was a member of the Methodist Church and had farming interest in Cross and Crittenden counties.
“Reg” as he was familiarly known, was a graduate in
Journalism of the
“Reg’ had a dynamic personality and his innate friendliness won for him friends whenever he went. His ready, effervescent laugh and his warm “Hi Bud” greeting endeared him to his many Earle friends who were profoundly grieved at his passing.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, R. E. Wallin Jr., both of Earle; his mother; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Dickey Sr., and Mrs. Frank Stalcup of Earle, and Mrs. Jack Rich of Memphis; two brothers, Luther Wallin Jr. of Columbus, Miss., and Gene Wallin of Earle.
Pallbearers were; Bill Kennedy, A. H. Harrell, W. E. Crenshaw, Ed Hollan, Floyd Roberts, J. R. Gardner, Harold Weaver and M. E. Bird.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MARY WAMPLER
Services were held Monday afternoon at
Citizens Funeral Home in
who was 56 years old, was a member of the board of stewards of the
ROY WATERS SUCCUMBS TO LINGERING ILLNESS
Services were held at the
Roy, who was 55, was born in
In addition to his wife and his parents he
leaves two sisters, Mrs. Boyd Evans of
SERVICES HELD FOR
MR. TOM WATERS (died
Services were held at Saturday morning at the
Mr. Waters was a
SERVICES FOR DR. H. S. WATSON HELD FRIDAY
(contributed by Mrs. Mamie Girdner Watson)
Services for DR. HERBERT SHIRLEY WATSON were held Friday morning, July 31st, at National Funeral Home in Memphis with Rev. Harold Wilson, pastor of the Earle Methodist Church officiating. He was 67.
Watson, veteran and Captain of World War I, died Wednesday, July 29th
came to Earle in 1916 and opened his office in the rear of the old Crittenden
Drug Store, which was owned and operated by Charley Phelps and his brother, the
late Wrenn Phelps, Sr. Some years later he became associated with
the late Dr. W. P. Hicks of Earle and they opened a clinic and hospital in the
Watson was a skilled surgeon and physician and the late Dr. Eugene Johnson a
prominent surgeon of
Watson was a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, the Crittenden County
Medical Society and the Association of American Railway Surgeons. He was also a 32nd degree Mason,
and a member of the
were, Hassell McCain, Bob Harris, Percy Magness, Lewis Walker, Tommy Thomason, Joe Wilson, Reg Wallin and Bill Hodge. [Note:
SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT
W. A. (Margaret E.) WEAVER, a resident of Earle from 1910-1938, died August
22nd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Dacus
Mrs. Weaver was born in
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dacus, and Mrs. H. R. Dabbs of Hulbert; a son Harold E. Weaver of Edmonson; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at at he Earle
Baptist church, for Mr. I. H. WILSON,
who died Monday night at the
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson of Earle; three daughters, Bonnie Faye Wilson of Earle, Mrs. R. M. Cadwell of Paragould, Ark., and Mrs. James Annis of Memphis; three sons, I. L. Wilson Jr., of Memphis, and Charles Wilson of Flint, Mich.; and Don Wilson with the Air Force stationed in Wyoming. A brother, Les Wilson of Rutherford, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary White and Mrs. Olive Neal both of Dyersburg, Tenn., and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were, Clarence Hood, Roy Sample, John T. Organ, Kenneth Warner and R. L. Whitlock.
H. G. GRADY WOOD
were held last Friday at the
Wood was the father of Mr. Joe E. Wood, manager of the Earle Motor
Company. He was salesman for Murray
Chevrolet Company in Wynne and had been a resident of Parkin for 20 years. He was 53. Born in
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dovie Wood and three daughters, Miss Ginger Wood of Parkin, Mrs. Garland Hudson of Jonesboro and Mrs. Edwin Gaither of Decatur, Ala.; two sons, Joe Wood of Earle and Charles Wood of Parkin, five sisters, five brothers and eight grandchildren.
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ROSE WOODARD
HUDGINS WOODARD, a former resident of Earle, died at Wednesday morning at
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edward Hughes of Trulock [Turlock], Calif.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hudgins of Corinth, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. Floy Crum of Hobart, Ind., Mrs. John Henry of Marked Tree, Ark., Mrs. J. M. Hastings of Rienza [Reinzi], Miss., and Mrs. Norman Wicks of Corinth, and three brothers; Idell Hudgens of Corinth, Leonard of Garey, Ind., and Robert with the US Army in Germany.
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