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Fletcher, Elizabeth

Died--Miss Elizabeth Fletcher, age 15 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher of Bland, Sunday night, January 31, following an operation for appendicitis.  (Benton Courier; February 4, 1925; page 5)    In memory of Elizabeth Fletcher. On Sunday night, January 31, 1926, the angel of death came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher and claimed for its own, their darling daughter, Elizabeth. She underwent an operation for appendicitis in November and since that time she was never well. Her earthly stay was only a short while to her bereaved parents. She was 15 years, 2 months and 16 days old. Elizabeth was a member of the Methodist church, in which she lived a devoted Christian life. She was loved by all with whom she came in contact. Besides her parents, she leaves one sister, 4 brothers, 2 half brothers, 2 grandmothers and 1 grandfather and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Dear parents, she can not come back to you but you can go to her if you live the life that she did. It was so hard to give her up but God knows all things best. Our loss is heaven's gain. May God help us all to live the life so we can meet her in a world where there will be no more parting, or sad good bys. The funeral services were conducted by Brother Whitley. Her remains were laid to rest in the Wright cemetery to await the resurrection morn. [poem]  (Benton Courier; February 18, 1926; page 4)    Card of Thanks. We desire to express our thanks to the many friends who assisted us in many ways during the death and illness of our daughter and sister, Elizabeth Fletcher. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher, one sister, Mary Lee Fletcher, and 4 brothers, Virgil, Glenn, Lee and Lewis Fletcher. Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher and Family. Bland, Ar.  (Benton Courier, February 11, 1926; page 2)    Obituary | Rootsweb WCP


Fletcher, Henry Lewis

Died at His Home.
Ex-Mayor H. L. Fletcher Dead After a Long Illness.
Had lived in Central Arkansas all his life or since 1839.
Survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons--one of Arkansas' Best Known Citizens.
Henry Lewis Fletcher, ex-mayor of Little Rock, and a citizen well known throughout the state, died at his home in this city, 521 Cumberland Street, yesterday morning at 5:05 o'clock after many months of illness and suffering. Bright's disease was the cause of his demise.
The deceased was a brother of Col. John G. Fletcher, president of the German National Bank, Col. Thomas Fletcher and Jeff L. Fletcher, both prominent planters. He was born September 15, 1833, in Saline County and was a son of Henry L. Fletcher, Sr., who came to Arkansas from Tennessee in 1816. He grew to manhood int he peaceful and sequestered shades of Saline and in 1852, being inoculated with the then prevailing gold fever, wended his way to the far west, remaining there a couple of years. He returned to Arkansas, and in 1833 was married to Miss Sue Bricelin, of Pulaski County. He engaged extensively in the agricultural industry and became known as one of the largest planters in this section of the state. In the war between the states he enlisted on the side of the Confederacy and did valiant service fighting for the southern cause.
After the war Mr. Fletcher again actively identified himself with the growth and prosperity of Arkansas. He served a number of years as a member of the Little Rock School Board and was always prominent in the steps resulting in making the local public school system second to none in existence. In April, 1891, Mr. Fletcher was elected mayor of Little Rock and served two years. He was a Democrat in politics and made his last appearance in the political arena in 1894, when he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for sheriff of Pulaski County. He possessed those traits which won for him friends everywhere, and once formed, his friendships were retained by his unselfish devotion to those whom he admired and trusted. His character was flawless and is a priceless legacy to his decendants.
The deceased's wife survives him, as do also two sons and a daughter. The latter are Frank M Fletcher of the Penzel Grocer Copany; John T., a planter and Miss Mary, who resides at the family home in this city. Mr. Fletcher was a Mason, having been at the time of his death a member of Magnolia Lodge No. 60(?) Royal Arch Chapter and Hugh de Payens Commandery K. T.
The funeral will occur at 9:30 o'clock this morning from the family residence and Revs. John Gass and J. L. Pinkerton will officiate.
The following notices are self-explanatory:
Knights Templar attention:
The members of Hugh de Payens Commandery No. 1 K. T. are requested to assemble at their asylum at 9 a.m. sharp, Wednesday, July 1, to attend the funeral services of the late Sir Knight H. L. Fletcher. Full dress.
By order of the Eminent Commander. To City Officers and Members of the City Council:
You are respectfully requested to assemble at the City Hall, Wednesday, July 1, at 9 o'clock a.m. for the purpose of attending in a body the funeral of ex-Mayor H. L. Fletcher.
Respectfully, J. A. Woodson, Mayor.
Robert McKay, Chief Fire Department, City:
You are hereby directed to turn out your department tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, July 1 at 9 o'clock a.m. and accompany the remains of the late Hon. H. L. Fletcher from the family residence to the cemetery.    (from The Arkansas Gazette July 1, 1896)


Fletcher, James H.

Sudden Death of James H. Fletcher
Well-Known Citizen Stricken With Heart Disease While Sitting on His Porch and Expired Immediately.
Col. James Henry Fletcher, aged 67 years, a well-known citizen of Little Rock, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, while sitting on the front porch of his residence, 1300 Broadway. The cause of his death was heart failure. He had been in feeble health for the past three years, and during that time had not left his residence. It was at first thought that he had only become prostrated by the attack, and Drs. R. W. Lindsey and R. B. Christian were summoned, but upon their arrival it was found that Col. Fletcher was dead.
Col. Fletcher was a member of a family that has long been prominent in Arkansas. He was a first cousin of Jeff Fletcher and the late Col. John G. Fletcher, H. L. Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher. He was a member of Omer R. Weaver Camp, U. C. V., a Mason, and belonged to the First Christian church. Col. Fletcher owned considerable property in Little Rock; and his time for several years had been devoted to looking after his interests in that direction. He is survived by his wife and two brothers, Thomas J. Fletcher of Alexander, Kentucky, and N. J. Fletcher of Seymour, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Adeline Chapman, of Hickman, Kentucky.
The hour for the funeral services has not been set, but the funeral will take place from the residence, 1300 Broadway, and interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Rev. J. N. Jessup, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. John T. Christian, pastor of the Second Baptist Church.
Veteran of Civil War
Col. Fletcher was born March 25, 1839, in Stewart County, Tennessee. Two or three years before the Civil War he moved to Little Rock, and when hostilities began he was serving as deputy sheriff of Pulaski County. He entered heartily into the work of raising troops for the Southern armies, and organized a company in this county in the spring of 1861, which was mustered in as Company F of the First Arkansas Regiment. With the regiment he went to Virginia, participated in the Battle of First Manassas, July 21, 1861, and served in that state one year. Subsequently resigning his commission, he was on duty two months under appointment of Gen. Leonidas Polk as drill master. On his return to Little Rock he took part in the organization of the Twentieth Regiment, of which he was elected major. With this command he crossed the Mississippi, and was present at Fort Pillow during its bombardment by the Federal fleet, and after the abandonment of that post he joined the army at Corinth, there participating in the Battle of Farmington. The regiment was reorganized, and he was elected lieutenant colonel, the rank in which he served during the retreat to Tupelo, the fight at Booneville, Mississippi, and the fall campaign of 1862, under Gen. Price. In Gen. W. L. Cabell's brigade of Maury's division he was present at the Battle of Luka, and led gallantly in the desperate fighting of his regiment in the assault upon the federal works at Corinth. The attacking force was compelled to fall back, and as the army retreated from Corinth it was compelled to fight its way at the Hatchie Bridge, and there Col. Fletcher commanded his regiment. His horse was shot under him during that fight. Being promoted to colonel, he continued in that ran, though during much of the time disabled by illness, until December 1863, when his regiment having been reduced to 70 or 75 men, and his health not promising improvement, he resigned his commission and returned to Little Rock. Soon afterward he went to Texas and was engaged in buying supplies for the army and doing whatever else he could for the success of the cause.
At the end of the war Col. Fletcher returned to West Tennessee, and two years later moved to Sykeston [Sikeston], Missouri, where he lived for 18 years, engaged in agriculture, milling and mercantile business. In 1885 he moved back to Little Rock, where he continued to reside until his death.   (from The Arkansas Gazette, June 7, 1906, page 5)


Fletcher, James R.

James R. Fletcher, 58, died at his home 1423 1-2 Schiller avenue at 3:45 p.m. Friday. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fletcher. He was born April 15, 1878, and was educated in the public schools of Little Rock and the Arkansas Law School. He was head of the Fletcher Real Estate Company, located at Seventh and Main Streets.
He later was vice president and trust officer of the Federal Bank and Trust Company. Prior to that he was associated with the Union Trust Company. Since that time he has been chief mortgage and risk examiner of the FHA. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Robinson of Eric, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. W. C. Cherry of Nashville, Tennessee. The body is at Healey & Roth parlors pending funeral arrangements.   (from The Arkansas Gazette, December 12, 1936, page 12)


Fletcher, Nancy Ann Brown

On the 21 day of February 1929, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Fletcher can called for its own, our darling mother, Mrs. Nancy Fletcher. All was done for her that anxious hearts and loving hands could do but God has called her and she had to go but she is not dead only sleeping in the arms of Jesus. She leaves to mourn her death one son, J. T. Fletcher; one daughter, Mrs. Laura E. Peeler; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fletcher was born on December 17, 1846 and was married to M. R. Fletcher in 1866. 9 children were born to them. When the children were all quite small she was left a widow with 5 children (? the children having died)? and I know that here never was a mother who struggled harder to keep the wolf from the door than our death mother did. She endured all kinds of hardships to keep all together which she did...  (Benton Courier)    On Thursday, February 21st, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher and claimed for its own, their darling mother, Mrs. Nan Fletcher. She was 82 years old. She belonged to the Methodist church and lived a devoted Christian life. She was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss, 2 children and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Harvill at the McPherson Cemetery where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection morn. And then a poem written by her friend, Mrs. Ellen Collins. (Benton Courier)    Death Certificate | Obituary | Obituary | Rootsweb WCP


Fletcher, Richard

Another Old Citizen Gone
Another old and respected citizen of our city and state has been called to his reward. Richard Fletcher died at his residence in this city, at one o'clock on Wednesday morning, of general debility. He was born on the 20th November, 1795, in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was the third son of John G. Fletcher. He was born and raised at a time and place when educational facilities were very limited, but through his own exertions he acquired a good English education. His mother died when he was quite young. From 1812 to 1818 he resided with his father on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, and engaged in keelboating--moving families down the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi, and bringing  back salt, iron, etc. This was on a day prior to steamboats.
He was married in the year 1818 to Nancy, daughter of Caleb Lindsey (who moved to and settled in Saline County in 1825), and in the same year moved to Missouri (afterwards Arkansas) territory, setting in Lawrence (now Randolph) County, about eight miles from Pocahontas, on Fourche Damas. He lived here until 1825, when he removed to this (Pulaski) county. He arrived in Little Rock in November, 1825. The town then consisted of about a half dozen houses. When he crossed the Arkansas his worldly possessions consisted of a half dollar in silver--which he paid out for a bushel of cornmeal--and a few household goods. He selected a home about five miles below here, and opened up a fine farm, which he owned to the day of his death, a period of forty-seven years. It is now one of the finest plantations on the river.
Some time between the years 1830 and 1836 he represented Pulaski County in the lower house of the general assembly, and afterwards in the state senate. For the latter place he beat Lemuel R. Lincoln, the democratic candidate, by a handsome majority, although the district was largely democratic. As a legislator he was popular, ever being found advocating measures of right. His life was devoted to farming and stock raising, by which he amassed a fortune of more than a quarter million dollars up to the commencement of the late war. He was a very large loser by the war. During that struggle "Uncle Dick," was everybody knew him, lost his faithful partner of half a century. Throughout the war he remained at home, and did everything possible to relieve the distressed during that troublous period. Since then he rented his farm and resided principally in the city.
A good man and true in all the relations of life, he leaves behind him numerous kindred and thousands of friends throughout the state to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock, from the Christian church. Services by the Rev. J. L. T. Holland. The remains will be taken to the family burial ground on the plantation of deceased, below the city.   (from The Arkansas Gazette)


Fletcher, Thomas Lee Jr. "Shorty"

Thomas Lee "Shorty" Fletcher, Jr., age 69, of Alexander, passed from this life on April 12, 2010, in Little Rock. Mr. Fletcher was born on February 14, 1941, to his parents Thomas and Beulah Fletcher. He was an avid fan of dirt track racing and hunting and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was also the owner of Fletcher Bros. Welding and bought and sold scrap iron for over 30 years. Thomas is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Mary Fletcher, sons; Johnny Fletcher and wife Wilma of Alexander, Kenny Fletcher and wife, Linda of Hensley, Norman Fletcher of East End, Ronnie Fletcher of Sardis and Michael Fletcher and wife, Kristy of Pleasant View, Tennessee. Daughters; Amanda Moore of Alexander, Melinda Vergona and husband, Joey of Sardis and Patricia Fletcher-Kester and husband, Jeremy of Sardis. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Derek Fletcher, Brittney Carver, Caitlyn Nowlin, Amberlee Fletcher, Cameron Fletcher, Lyndsay Moore, Haley Vergona, Logan Moore, Maverick Kester, Irelynn Kester and Kennedy Vergona, 2 brothers Don Fletcher of Little Rock and David Fletcher of Mabelvale, two great-grandchildren; Braxton Hunter and Alivia Nowlin and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives who will all miss him dearly. Mr. Fletcher is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister along with a granddaughter, Courtney Fletcher and a grandson, Tony Parsons. A celebration of life for Mr. Fletcher will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 17, 2010, in the chapel of Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant (501-847-9099), with Pastor Scotty Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. (from Dial and Dudley Funeral Home online obituary)


Fletcher, Virgil Thomas

Benton - Virgil T. Fletcher, 82, of Benton died Tuesday, March 23, 1999.
He was in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1954 to 1962, an Arkansas senator from 1963 to 1976, owned and operated Fletcher Insurance Agency and Real Estate and was co-founder of Fletcher Oil, Inc., of Russellville. He was predeceased by one son, John K. Fletcher.
Survivors include his wife, Eda Kruse Fletcher of Benton; two sons, Bill Fletcher of Hot Springs and Mark Fletcher of Russellville; two brothers, Louis Fletcher of Benton and Glenn Fletcher of Montana; one sister, Dorothy Naylor of Kansas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla with the Revs. Andrew Toopes and H. W. Garton officiating.
Pallbearers will be Steven Fletcher, Kevin Fletcher, Brent Fletcher, Matt Fletcher, Bill Simmons and Bob Herzfeld.
Honorary pallbearers are Fletcher Oil Co. of Russellville employees.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla Building Fund, 300 Avilla East, Alexander, AR 72002.
Arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. (from Sentinel-Record)


Fletcher, William Edward

William Edward Fletcher, age 71, of Houston, Arkansas, died March 24, 2010. He was born on December 15, 1938, in Little Rock, to the late James and Froda Lee Fletcher.
He retired from the the City of Little Rock. He was an artist who enjoyed creating art with his hands, and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Fletcher, his two children, Steven Thomas Fletcher, and Doris LeeAnn Fletcher both of Perryville, two brothers, Thomas Carol Fletcher, of North Little Rock, and David Allen Fletcher of Little Rock, one sister, Sandra Jones of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Vanessa, Keely and Abby Fletcher and Gage and Kaylee Helsel; and a multitude of family and friends.
A funeral service will be held in the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel on Monday , March 29th at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. (from Ruebel Funeral Home online obituary)


Ford, George D.

Funeral Service of Ford is held today. Remains of Fireman killed in Arlington Conflagration Interred in Center Hill Cemetery--Many give to fund for dependants. Funeral services for George Ford, Hot Springs fireman, who lost his life in the Arlington hotel fire Thursday night, were held from the residence at No 11 Snyder St at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. J. M. Gibbs, pastor of the Park Place Baptist church, officiated. Interment was made in Center Hill Cemetery, 5 miles north of the city on the new highway. Chief of Police R. O. Sullivan and other members of the police department today continued their work of raising a fund for the widow and seven children of the fire victim. The fund was expected to be well over the $2000 mark by night. G. R. Wray of the Schneck's Drug Store, left $5 at the New Era office for the fund. S. E. Dillon, general manager of the Public Utilities, who is visiting in Aurora, Illinois, telegraphed Mayor Harry A. Jones yesterday that the Utilities would subscribe $300 to the fund. The city fire fighting forces continued to direct heavy streams of water on the hotel ruins today and evidently there is still a great deal of fire smouldering in the great piles of brick and ashes. A complete checking yesterday of names on the Arlington register accounted for all of the 309 guests. It was practically assured before the checking that all of the guests were safe as D. Fellow Gaines, president of the New York Hotel Co., and W. E. Chester, vice president and general manager, made a tour of inspection through the smoke-choked halls and rooms many times while the fire was rapidly eating its way over the entire building. The two hotel officials remained in the building assisting their employes and the firemen until the terrific heat and the impending crash of walls forced everyone to retreat to the open. Hotel guests yesterday were liberal in their praise of the Airlington employes who remained at their posts until the last minute. Negro bell boys and waiters assisted many guests to escape and one hall boy known as "Gus" saved an invalid and his hysterical wife by throwing wet sheets over the former and rushing him through the halls in a wheel chair. Both the man and his wife are in a local hospital sufering from the shock. Local clothiers did a rushing business yesterday replenishing the ward robes of the unfortunate resorters. A number of the Arlington guests who thought all of their belongings had been lost were pleasantly surprised yesterday when they found their trunks among the saved baggage at the Eastman. Mr. Gaines yesterday issued a statement commending the gallant efforts of the Hot Springs firemen who 'did all that was humanly possible and at times worked under conditions that hardly seemed possible for men to bear.' (from the Hot Springs New Era, page 1)


Ford, Homer Carl

Life Resident of Garland County dies. Homer Carl Ford, 31, farmer, who had resided in Garland County ...all of his life died at ? o'clock last night at the home of his father, Sam Ford, 10 miles northeastof here on the Little Rock highway. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ford, he is suvived by four children: Othelda, Georgetta, Wilie Jeff and Rosella Ford; one brother Ed Ford of Paron, Arkansas; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Brown, Mrs. Edna Ratliff of Paron and Mrs. Nellie Johnson of Pearcy and Grace and Jessie Ford both of this county. The body is being held at the home of his father pending funeral arrangements. (from The Sentinel-Record, January 10, 1936)


Ford, James A.

Memory of Jim Ford. On Thursday, May 29th, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Jim Ford and took away her loving companion. He was 69 years and 6 months old. He is survived by his loving companin, 4 sons, 2 daughters and 27 grandchildren. For over 45 years he has been a loving husband and father. Has been a true Christian for 30 years, being a great worker in the church and Sunday school. He will be missed by all who knew him. There is a vacant chair in that home that never can be filled again Weep not dear ones, for your loss is heaven's gain. He was laid to rest at his old home church at Center Hill. Written by a freind, Mrs. James Caldwell, Owensville, Arkansas. (from Benton Courier, June 5, 1924, page 3)


Ford, James Arlis

James Arlis Ford, 87, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at his residence. Born February 27, 1919, at Hot Springs, he was a sergeant in the US Army in World War II, member of Masonic Whittington Lodge, Fountain Lake School bus driver from 1949-1959 and retired from the State Highway Department where he was a supervisor. He was predeceased by his parents, Pitser A. and Millie (Garner) Ford; his wife, Ida Ford; and one brother, Bill Ford. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Barbara Ford of Lonsdale; one brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Louise Ford of Hot Springs; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jerry Cotnam and Wanda and Glenn Ford, all of Hot Springs; 4 grandchildren and 3 spouses, Robin and Dennis Ault, Rhonda and Tim Jackson, Darron Ford and Jana and John Digby, all of Hot Springs; 6 great-grandchildren, D. J. Ault, Chelsy and macie Jackson, Johnny Ford and Brittany and John Allen Digby, all of Hot Springs; and an abundance of nieces and nephews. The service will be 10 a.m. Monday in Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ersel Tillery officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Ford, Dwight Ford, Steve Ford, Mike Ford, Darrell Ford, Randy Ford, Dewayne Cotnam and Dennis Ford. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Ford, Harold Alford, Pinky Rowell, Harold Tankersley, George Alford, Chalky Neighbors, Buryl and Linda Hardin, Billy Alford, Red Ketchem, Doug Grisham, Jerry Neighbors, Bobbie Neighbors, Leo Harris, James Berryhill and Clarence Hill. Burial will be at Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Guest register is at http://222.caruth-hale.com. Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, March 31, 2006)


Ford, Laura Medlock

Services Today for Mrs. Laura Ford, 61.
Mrs. Laura Ford, 61, a life resident of Garland county, died Monday morning at her home on the Little Rock highway. Survivors include her husband, J. S. Ford, Hot Springs; 5 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Brown Paron, Arkansas; Mrs. Polly Johnston Hot Springs, Mrs. Ollie Ratliff, Lonsdale, Mrs. Edna Johnson, Walnut Ridge and Mrs. J. F. Lewis, Hot Springs; one son, Ed Ford Lonsdale, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Center Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. O. C. Robinson officiating. Pallbearers will be Bud McKinley, Jack McKinley, Burl Siegler, Ralph Louder, Bill James and Ike Hymus. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, November 22, 1949)


Ford, Marjorie Ann Patton

Marjorie Ann Ford, 75, of Hot Springs died Thursday, March 6, 2003, in a local hospital.
Born October 30, 1927, at Hot Springs to Earl and Lorena Perry Patton, she was Baptist. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Ford; two brothers, Ralph Patton and Robert Patton; and one sister, Vivian Tyler.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Diann Ford of Benton, Mike and Nancy Ford of Gurdon and Randy and Amanda Ford of Hot Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Tom Haley of Hot Springs; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Sammie Patton of Benton, Earl and Faye Patton, Jr., and Jim Patton, all of Houston, and Donald Patton of Lonsdale; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosemary McDonald and Shirley and Archie Beckwith, all of Lonsdale; nine grandchildren, Mickey Ford, Michelle Anderson, Mark Ford, Marty and Brock Harper, Shelly and Kevin George, Millie Ford, Melissa and Tim Beckwith, Jason and Christy Haley and Joshua Ford; three great-grandsons, Jase Anderson, Eric Beckham and Zack George; special friends, Tim Melissa, Marlie and Kelsey Klling; many other nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
The service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Caruth-Hale Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randy Noles officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jason Haley, Mickey Ford, Mark Ford, Joshua Ford, Brock Harper and Lance Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Tim Beckham, Kevin George, James Ford, Glen and Wanda Ford, Elbert and Louise Ford, Archie Beckwith and Jerry Cotnam.
Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Center Hill Cemetery Fund. (from The Sentinel-Record, March 10, 2003, page 4B)


Ford, Millie Garner

Mrs. Millie Ford, 84, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. She was a native of Garland County and a member of Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 sons, James Ford, Bill Ford, and Elbert Ford, all of Hot Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Ford and Mrs. J. R. Cotnam of Hot Springs; 2 brothers, Hardy Garner and Fredie Gardner of Hot Springs; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lula Moore, Mrs. Flossie Adams and Miss Nettie Garner, all of Hot Springs; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, January 30, 1974, page 2)
Mrs. Millie Ford. Services for Mrs. Millie Ford, 74, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. today in Caruth Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. M. M. Taylor, pastor of Rockdale Baptist Church, and Rev. Chock Taylor, Baptist minister, will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Garner, Roy Ford, David Garner, Pete Garner, Joe Garner and Julius Adams. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Ford, Dwight Ford, Darrell Ford, Ronnie Ford, Michael Ford, Ronnie Ford, Michael Ford, Duane Cotnam, Dennis Ford, Terry Ford, Randy Ford and Stephen Ford. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery by Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, January 31, 1974, page 2)


Ford, Paralee Norman

Mrs. Parlee Ford died at her home at 11 Snyder St., Tuesday night, December 20. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. R. B. Butler, pastor of the Park Place Baptist Church Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the church. (from the Hot Springs New Era December 22, 1927, page 8)


Ford, Pitser

toward the end I cannot read all of and will show...: Pitser Ford. At 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, the death angel visited our home and claimed for its own, our loving father and husband, Pitser Ford. He died at the age of 35 years and has always lived in Arkansas. He married Miss Willie Garner February 14, 1918. To this union 7 children were born; 2 having gone on before him to their heavenly home. Pitser was at an age to enjoy life and loved his children. He was a very active friend to every one and was devoted to his family. Everyone hated to give him up, but God knows best and doeth things well. Those who mourn his death are his wife, Mrs. Millie Ford; 5 children, James, Elbert, Billie, Wanda Mae and Geraldine; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Guest, Hot Springs; and Mrs. Lena Chenault, Detonti; 3 brothers, Obe Ford, Benton, Manson Ford, Sam Ford, both of Lonsdale, and many other relatives and friends who loved him very dearly. Funeral services were conducted at Center Hill Cemetery, Friday afternoon, January 29, by Rev. J. G. Cothran of Benton. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mrs. Lona Dillard and daughter...Lenchard, Jim Lowery ...Mrs. Maggie Burgess and ...Mr. and Mrs. Louis...Mrs. Ben Sanders and...E. C. Ziegler, Mr. and ...Johnson and sister, Mrs...ner and 2 daughers...Carl Ford all of Hot Springs...Nell Caldwell, of Texas. Written by his loving...and Coren Chenault... (from Benton Courier, February 11, 1932, page 4)


Ford, Samuel John

John S. Ford, 75, resident of county for life, dies: John Samuel Ford, 75, died yesterday at his home on the Little Rock Highway. He was a life resident of Garland County and a member of Center Hill Missionary Baptist church. Ford was a retired farmer. He is survived by a son, Edd Ford, Lake Orion, Michigan; 5 daughters Mrs. Ethel Bounds, Paron; Mrs. Nellie Johnson, Hot Springs; Mrs. Edna Johnson, Walnut Ridge; Mrs. Jewel Ratliff, Lonsdale and Mrs. Jessie Lewis, Hot Springs; a brother, Mance Ford, Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Guest, Hot Springs, 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Caruth Funeral Home will announce arrangements. (from The Sentinel-Record, May 19, 1958, page 3)


Ford, Wanda Mae

Wanda M. Ford, 82, of Hot Springs died April 20, 2010. She was born May 14, 1927, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to the late Pitser Ford and the late Millie Garner Ford. Mrs. Ford was a homemaker and had been a member of Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church for over 65 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by two brothers: James Ford and wife Ida and Bill Ford and wife Marjorie; and a brother-in-law, J. R. Cotnam.
Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Glenn Ford; son, Dennis Ford and wife Le Ann and daughter, Diane Ray and husband Larry; brother, Elbert Ford and wife Louise; and sister, Jerri Cotnam all of Hot Springs; three grandchildren: Stefanie Ford, Chad Ford and Corey Ray; and two great-grandchildren: Aaron Ford and Haley Ford.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2010, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with Reverends Tim Forrest and A. J. Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Harold Ford, Dwight Ford, Darrell Ford, Ronnie Ford, Duane Cotnam, Terry Ford, Randy Ford, Steve Ford and Mike Ford. Honorary bearers include: Tommy Haley, Mike Godwin, Jim Fitsimmons, Glen Robertson, Amber LaCaze and Terry Crumpler. (from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary)


Fowler, Ada Robinette

Mrs. Ada Robinett Fowler, 65, died Thursday, December 8. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Dean Fowler, and 8 sisters, Mrs. Lee Moore, Mrs. Frank Moore and Mrs. Earl Bragg of Benton, Mrs. Ragan Rowland of Little Rock, Mrs. Dave Wooden of Ft. Smith, Mrs. Bill Johnson and Mrs. Jean Milligan of Texas and Mrs. W. E. Lloyd of Idaho. Funeral was at 3 pm Saturday in the Ashby Funeral Chapel with burial at Graham Cemetery. (Saline County News, December 15, 1966, p 5)    Rootsweb WCP


Fox, Charlotte Ramona Ward

Charlotte Ramona Ward Fox, 54, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, November 11, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born November 25, 1943, at Hot Springs, she was a housewife and Baptist. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary Audry Miller and Raymond Ward; her husband, Bobby Fox; a daughter, Sandra Harvey; and a brother, Raymond Bo Ward.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Fox, Jr., and Gary Fox, both of Hot Springs; a two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and Gary Doughman and Lisa Johnson, all of Hot Springs; a brother, John Ward of Hot Springs; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Kenneth Baker and Mary and Keith Finch, all of Hot Springs; 12 grandchildren; and one grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Elder Donald Kemp officiating.
Arrangements are by Hot Springs Funeral Home. (from the Sentinel-Record)


French, Julia Boutin

Mrs. Julia B. French, aged 80 years, died at the home of her son, Walter French, early Thursday morning. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Hefner, Seattle, Washington, two sons, Dave French, Ellersburg, Washington, Walter French, Benton, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ella Peters, Mason City, Iowa, Mrs. Alice Sauer, Hampton, Iowa, and several grandchildren. Mrs. French was a member of the Eastern Star, the Rebeccah's and W R C. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. G. Gray of the Presbyterian church at 3 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Leech Cemetery. The Eastern Star will have charge of services at the grave. [from the Benton Courier, January 2, 1936, page 4]