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John W. Lowe, highly respected educator and superintendent at Fourche Valley Schools for over two decades, died last Wednesday at St. Vincents Infirmary in Little Rock. Mr. Lowe had served the Fourche Valley school district first as principal in 1946 and 1947, then as superintendent in 1947, a position he held until his retirement in 1971. He was a mason, a member of die Bluffton Masonic Lodge 123 and the Gravelly Order of the Eastern Star 580, and a member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church, where he was teacher of the men's Sunday School class for many years.
Mr. Lowe was born in Grapevine, Texas, and attended North Texas State, and Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth. He taught school in Texas starting in the early 1920's. Before coming to Arkansas Mr. Lowe worked in defense plants. He came to Arkansas and taught at Kirby, Arkansas, from 1941 until 1943; Willisville, from 1943 to 1945, and Enola in 1945 and 1946, before he became principal at Fourche Valley. During Mr. Lowe's tenure at Fourche Valley, that district had one of the highest percentages in the state of Arkansas of graduates continuing their education into college, and one of the highest percentages in the state of graduates attaining college and university degrees. Wife Instrumental in Developing County, Regional Libraries Mr. Lowe's wife, Winnie Mercer Lowe, who died on January 31, 1982, was a educator and Library services in Yell County and the Continued On Page 11 pioneer in Arkansas 2 John W. Lowe (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 6/17/1992)
John Willace Lowe, age 83, of Bluffton, AR passed away Wednesday, June 17, 1992 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. He was born in Grapevine, TX son of the late John Andrew and Mary Martin Lowe. He was a retired long term Superintendent of Fourche Valley Schools (about 24 years). A member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church, the Bluffton Masonic Lodge -123 and a member of the Gravelly Eastern Star -580. He was preceded in death by his wife Winnie Lowe.
Survivors include a son, John E. Lowe of Portland, OR, graduated at Fourche Valley, obtained his Masters from University of Missouri; three daughters, Dr. Margaret Bogie of Little Rock, graduated from Fourche Valley attended the Texas Women's University, Dr. Betty Lowe of Little Rock, graduated from Fourche Valley, received her M. D. from the University of Arkansas, and Dr. Mary Good of Morristown, NJ, graduated from Willisville, obtained her PhD for the University of Arkansas; seven grandchildren (all have college degrees) and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held June 20, 1992 at the Bluffton United Methodist Church in Bluffton with Rev. Royce Savage officiating, burial was in Bluffton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Spears, Billy Ray King, Garry Garner, Larry Pat Aikman, Ron Sullivan and Paul Sullivan. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 6/17/1992)
County Pays Tribute To Mrs. John Lowe Mrs. John W. Lowe, an educator and pioneer in Library Service of Yell County and the Arkansas River Valley, died January 31. Several organizations and the Yell County Record would like to pay tribute to Mrs. Lowe because of her devotion to the library and because of her work as a community leader in Fourche Valley and Yell County. The Yell County Quorum Court passed a resolution honoring Mrs. Lowe at the Quorum Court meeting in Danville on Monday, February 8, for her work for the county since 1954 until her death on January 31, 1982. Also a letter was submitted to the Record from the County Judge James Lee Witt as a tribute to her. Mrs. Lowe was active in the Arkansas Library Association and served as chairman of the school section at two different times. In 1964, she was chosen as one of three librarians to attend a federally funded institute at Oklahoma State University, where she earned nine graduate hours credit. She established the first of what was to become known as a materials center library in the state and had two articles published about library science. She was a member of the Yell County Library Board from 1954 until her death, January 31, 1982, and was a charter member of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Board. She was chairman of the Yell County Library Board for over 20 years and was chairman of the Regional Library Board for some six years and was vice-chairman of the Regional Library Board for some 15 years. She was interested in and helped organize the Arkansas Student Librarian's Association and kept our club at Fourche Valley active. She was the first woman president of the Fourche Valley Chamber of Commerce and the first president of the Beta Gamma Chapter of DKG. Mrs. Lowe was a lay leader for the Bluffton United Methodist Church and headed a drive to secure funds for a permanent trust fund for the Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/31/1982)
Mrs. John W. Lowe, Chairman of Yell County Library Board, and Vice Chairman of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Board, died on January 31, 1982. Her death has saddened and impoverished all of us. She was a teacher-librarian of unsurpassed ability, and the graduates of Fourche Valley High School have appreciated her 4 and known her well. Many of in our own area because the Lowes came to Fourche Valley. It is difficult to write about Mrs. Lowe without writing about her husband. They developed a strong educational program as well as good basketball teams. Other students have left the Valley to become a great credit to the area. Mr. and Mrs. Lowe's own children have served humanity with scholarship, research, creativity, and dedication. Many people go by the plaques at the Yell County Library in Danville and the Regional Library in Dardanelle. Many of them hurry by without seeing Mrs. Lowe's name there. Many others -young and new to our communities do not know of the many trips and long meetings that Mr. and Mrs. Lowe made to help develop the regional library system. During the time Mrs. Lowe was a school librarian, she achieved notable success in developing improved library service, and was responsible for a student librarian's handbook which gave direction to others. At the Regional Library she often came and helped to write and plan for projects that would bring books to our area. She was the chairman of a committee which developed a handbook for the Region which is now being revised to serve as a model for the state.
Our library staff knew her well and appreciated the time she so generously gave. We feel it is important to acknowledge publicly her work in bringing public libraries up out of basements and down from the attics of the courthouses in the Arkansas River Valley area. Because of Mrs. Lowe's dedication and ability, she was asked by the Arkansas Library Commission to make a trip to San Antonio to witness at hearings held by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. After her effective testimony, she was asked to speak again at other hearings in New York and Washington. She wrote many letters to our Congressmen in behalf of the National Library Services and Construction Act of 1956. She was on the board, helping to get the one mill library tax passed in Yell County in 1956. In 1981, the Arkansas State Library Information Officer interviewed Mrs. Lowe at the Fourche Valley High School Library. Quotes from Mrs. Lowe I m especially interested in the children and the bookmobile. It allows us to serve people we could not possibly reach otherwise. Regionalization is the thing that has done it. It has brought libraries closer to the people. Were doing more together than any of us could ever hope to do alone. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/31/1982)
Alma Lee Lowery, age 90, of Ola passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born March 23, 1924 in Publo, Colorado to the late Charles S. & Loyce V. Jackson Gott. Preceded in death by her husband Andrew Lowery; sister Alice Woodard; brothers Charles, Frank, and Fred Gott.
Survivors include her son Glen Ninemire of Colorado; sisters Joy Smart; Deloros Moore; brother, Glen Gott all of Colorado.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Plainview Freewill Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 24, 2014)
Amos Newton Lowery, born August 16, 1886 in Tennessee died July 10, 1947.
Services were at New Bethel by Rev. Bernie Stahl of Wilson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 17, 1947)
Andrew J. Lowery, age 79, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born January 27, 1922 in Greenville, Tennessee to the late Hezzie Lee and Eldora Ervin Lowery. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Plainview worked for the CCC, was a Chef for many years in Colorado and retired owner of Lowery Trash Hauling in Plainview.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Alma Gott Lowery; four sons, Dean Lowery, Eldor Lowery, and Richard Lowery all of Illinois, Glen Ninemire of Colorado; a daughter, Berta Lowery of Illinois; two brothers, Coy Lowery of Illinois, James Lowery of Perryville; one sister, Neat Leek of Tennessee and several grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
Services were Friday, October 26, 2001, at 10:00 a. m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Bobby Moore and Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation was Thursday, 8 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 31, 2001)
HAVANA - J. W. Lowery, age 59, of Havana died Friday, November 29, 1985, at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. He was the son of the late William and Nora Lowery and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ima Gene Lowery; a son, John Lowery of Russellville; a daughter, Linda Bowerman of Danville; two brothers, Harold Lowery and Carol Lowery of Danville; three sisters, Tiny Harger and Oda Tapp of Havana and Christine Hawlmark of Russellville, and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at Moore's Chapel by the Rev. James Ragsdale. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers Active A. T. Terry, Melvin Mc-Court, Gary McCourt, Sam Konkel, John Konkel and Paul Storts. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
John Nathan Lowery, age 84, died March 17, 1955 at the home of his son, W. M. Lowery, Pea Ridge. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by three sons, Henry Lowery of Little Rock, Proctor Lowery of Buchman, Mich, and W. M. Lowery of Havana; three daughters, Mrs. Jesse Horn and Mrs. Clifton Welch of Greenwood and Mrs. Wyatt Hill of Camdenton, Mo.; 32 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Martha Putman, Hatfield. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 24, 1955)
His obituary was published 22 May 2012, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Lloyd Reace Lowery (1934 - 2012) Dr. Lloyd Reace Lowery, EdD, 77 A Celebration of Dr. Lloyd Lowery's life will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 7 PM at the Twin Lakes Playhouse 600 West 6th Street Mountain Home. Lloyd Lowery, 77, died April 26, 2012 at his home in Midway, Arkansas with his loving partner, Beverly Clay, by his side. Lloyd was born on December 23, 1934 in Danville, Arkansas and grew up in Porterville, California. He attended Porterville Junior College and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at San Jose State College. He completed his Doctor of Education training through the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, Colorado in 1973. Lloyd worked as a clinical psychologist at the Hastings Regional Center, Hastings, NE for 33 years until his retirement in 1996. Lloyd enjoyed music and played bass guitar in local country western bands for many years in Nebraska. He was active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, serving as president of the Hastings organization. Lloyd was an accomplished thespian: writing, directing and acting in many community theatre productions in Hastings, NE, Bull Shoals and Mountain Home, AR. He volunteered countless hours bringing local theatre to life. Lloyd was a very generous man whose greatest wish for others was happiness in their lives. He is greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
In addition to his loving partner Beverly, he is survived by his five children: Teresa (Greg) Robinson, Keith (Tammy) Lowery, Dr. Ellen (Kara) Lowery, Michelle Sass and Deanna Torgerson; his 13 grandchildren: Roxanne Lowery, Dr. Derek Robinson, Kyle (Becky) Lowery, Shaun Robinson, Travis Lowery, Brooke (Dan) Pauley, Tara (Chase) Hall, Sydney Lowery, Matthew Logan, Sara Logan, Samantha Sass, Riley Torgerson and Brock Sass; and his 3 great grandchildren: Paisley Lowery, Epiphanae Lowery and Lily Hall; his 2 stepbrothers: Donald and Lonnie Ross; and also Peggy Howat and Patricia Rosner.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Lloyd Jr. (Chuck).
Funeral services and burial were Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Hastings, NE. Memorials may be given to the Lloyd Reace Lowery Memorial Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Baxter Bulletin Newspaper, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 22, 2012)
Ollie Fred Lowrey, age 71 of New Blaine, died Wednesday at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born December 27, 1930 in Sandy, Arkansas and was the son of the late Ollie Melvin and Leota Cravens Lowrey. Mr. Lowrey was owner and operator of Lowrey's Grocery in New Blaine for 45 years. He was also an outdoorsman, an avid gardener, and found peace with the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tim Lowrey; and a sister, Annabelle Carpenter.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Bruce Bradley of Russellville; a son, Dallas Lowrey of Russellville; 2 grandchildren, Derek and Ashley Bradley of Russellville and a lifelong friend and cousin, John Irvin Farnam of New Blaine.
Funeral services were Friday at Elizabeth Hall Masonic Lodge at New Blaine with the Rev. Elton Thomas and Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were John David Wood, Manuel Home, Gerald Neumeier, Glendall Berry, Jerome Geels. R. L. Bowen. Honorary pallbearers were John Irvin Farnam and Fred Sullivan. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002)
Foye Lucille Loyd, age 80, of Danville, AR died Friday, January 19, 2001 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born March 5, 1920 in the Moore's Chapel community near Waveland, AR to the late William Henry Harrison Ross and Claudia Weldon Ross Almaraze. She was a homemaker and a member of the World Wide Church of God in Russellville, AR.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Loyd and two sisters, Mary Schantz and Billie Marie Saleeba.
Survivors are, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Shirley Loyd of Danville, AR and Bill and Patricia Loyd of Belleville, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Roy Phelps of Magazine, AR; a brother, J. C. Ross of Sacramento, CA; a sister, Claudean Brownlee of Sacramento, CA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was January 22, 2001 at the Danville First Baptist Church with William Condley officiating. Burial was at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Blue Mountain, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 24, 2001)
Kenneth Lee Loyd, Sr. age 77 of Belleville died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at his home. Born April 21, 1929 in Blue Mountain, he was the son of the late Oscar Brown and Murlie Rachel Lee Loyd. He was a tractor mechanic, logger and sawmiller.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Lee Loyd; brother, A. J. Loyd; sisters, Ophia Marshall, Floran Harger, Lecile Ryan and infant brothers and sisters, Thelbert, Glenn, Celia Mae and Gladys Percilla.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Kenney and Mary Loyd of Belleville; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kenny Storm of Danville; brother and sister-in-law, Jr. and Joann Loyd of Booneville; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanelle and Bill Ross of Little Rock, Betty Brasher of Blue Mountain; grandchildren, Julie and Matt Foy of Danville, Shawn and Cassie Loyd of Mt. George, Jason Storm of Danville, Amanda and Justin Bland of Belleville, Sara Loyd of London; great-grandchildren, Drew Loyd, Kaitlyn, Ashley and Justin Bland, Darcy and James Walker Foy and Jessie William Duncan.
Services will be Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 10:00 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Dennis Horn and Rev. Jay Loyd officiating. Interment will be in Russell Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers will be Glen Coots, Kenny Jackson, Gary Noblett, David Laster, Warren Pickens, and Clinton Kimbrough. Honorary will be Tommy Fink, Frank Gillespie, Tim Apple, Boyce Page, Sam Schaffer, Kenny Lee, Tommy May, Gary Mullins, Dale Knight and John D. Johnson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 7, 2006)
Kenneth Shawn Loyd, age 36, of Casa died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at his home. He was born February 26, 1976 at Danville to Kenneth Lee Loyd, Jr. and Clara Sue Dickens. He was an Auto Collision Technician.
Survivors include his parents Sue and Larry Robinson of Casa, Kenny and Mary Loyd of Belleville; one son, Kenneth Andrew "Drew" Loyd of Bryant; three sisters, Rhiannion and Jake Davis of Dardanelle, Sara and Robert Eubanks of Dardanelle, Amanda and Justin Bland of Belleville; four nieces and three nephews.
Memorial Service was Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Memorial Greenfield Park on Mt, Magazine with Kenny Loyd officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 23, 2012)
Lawrence Loyd, of Elk City, Okla. died in the University Hospital at Okla. City, on November 7, 1950 at the age of 27years.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, and three small children, William Earl, Grade and Mary Ellen; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orland Loyd, Elk City, Okla. a brother, Leon Loyd, Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Doshier and Norma Loyd, Elk City, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 16, 1950)
Mary Allene Loyd, age 87, of Dardanelle went to be with the Lord and the love of her life, her husband Burl Loyd on Friday, November 25, 2011. She was born January 15, 1924 at Casa to the late Harvey and Nettie Smith Weaver.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burl Loyd; brother, Orville Weaver, sisters, Ollamay Smith, Effie Bond, Rosie Smith; a nephew, Ray Smith.
Survivors include a son, Paul Loyd and wife Tae of Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Carla Webster and husband Carl of Dover; brother, Sonny Weaver of Oregon; sister, Louise Weaver of California; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Funeral service was November 29, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. David Jay officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jamie Collins, Jonathan Collins, Jaime Collins Jr., Rio Collins, Mike Webster, Kimberly Webster. Honorary Pallbearer will be Carl Webster. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 2011)
Ocie Lee Loyd, age 75 of Belleville, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born in Stafford, AR on January 20, 1930 to Ezra and Mertie Corley Rutledge. She was a retired cook from Belleville Elementary School as well as a mother and homemaker.
She is preceded in death by three brothers, Doyle, Ora, and Jessie Rutledge.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Kenneth L. Loyd, Sr. a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Mary Loyd of Belleville a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kenny Storm of Danville sister and brother-in-law, Ova Dart of Havana Faitha Mae and J.D. Griffith of Magazine a brother an sisters-in-law, Troy and Judy Rutledge of Lake Waccamaw, NC and Jewell Rutledge of Belleville. Her grandchildren, Julie and Matt Foy of Danville, Shawn and Cassie Loyd of Mt. George, Jason Storm of Dardanelle, Amanda and Justin Bland of Belleville, and Sara Loyd of London. Also her great-grandchildren, Drew Loyd, Kaitlyn and Ashley Bland, and Darcy and James Walker Foy along with a host of nephews and nieces and special friends Nancy Gillespie, Rose Dixon, and Jessie William Duncan.
Services were held Sunday, 2:00 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers were Glen Coots, Kenny Jackson, Gary Noblett, David Laster, Warren Pickens, and Clinton Kimbrough. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Apple, Boyce Page, Frank Gillespie, Sam Schaffer, Kenny Lee, Tommy May, Gary Mullins, Dale Knight, and John D. Johnson. Arrangements were made by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 6, 2005)
Bernice Evelyn Brook Lucas, 93, peacefully passed away on June 30, 2014, surrounded by her family. Bernice was born April 15, 1921, in Sail Lake City, Utah, to Edwin Heber Brook and Johanna Evelina (Ipson) Brook.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin E. Lucas, and her loving children, Joan Harrington and Tom Lucas.
Bernice is survived by her six grandchildren: Jeanette (Bryon) Wilson, James (Beth) Harrington, Donna (Martin) Yakawich, Diana (Thomas) Renouard, Laura (Steve) Noctor, and Jesse (Dawn) Lucas; and her 17 great- grandchildren -- Bryon and Brad Wilson, James, Matthew, Colin, and Cara Harrington, Christopher Yakawich, Allison, Hannah, Charles, John, Patrick and Luke Renouard, Greg and Cole Noctor, and Lilly and Logan Lucas. Grandma Bernice "Bless Her Heart" was a very devoted, loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother. Her sweet smile and loving presence will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held on July 3, in Butte, MT, and Interment of Ashes has taken place in Waveland, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 13, 2014)
Elton Lucas, age 92, of Columbia, TN passed away January 15, 2006. He was born in Danville, AR December 15, 1913 to the late Marvin and Maude Lucas.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Cathy; a son, John Ed; three brothers, Jim, Oael and Burch.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow and two sisters, Glenda and Ava Nell.
Services were held in Tennessee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)
James Wesley Lucas, age 68, of Waveland died Monday, March 11, 1985 at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. He was a farmer, son of the late Tom and Ida Belle Shott Lucas, veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of the Church of Christ. He was retired from the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sally Davis Lucas; two daughters, Linda Cleveland of Little Rock and Mary Hancock of Lake Jackson, Texas, and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Waveland Community Church. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Mrs. Martha Lucas, age 92, died at her home in Havana Thursday morning, March 26, 1959, following a long illness. Mrs. Lucas is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Iva Lucas Turner, of Havana, one brother, John Parker, Blue Mountain; one stepdaughter, Mrs.Ida Regan, now living in California; and a number of nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 9, 1959)
Sallie Lucas, age 86, of Danville, AR died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born December 2, 1917 in Waveland, AR to the late Jonathan and Annie Rogers Davis. She was a beautician, lifelong member of the Waveland Church of Christ and a homemaker and mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Lucas and an infant daughter, Delores Jean Lucas.
She is survived by, two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Elton Cleveland of Little Rock, AR and Mary and Garry Hancock of Lake Jackson, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, J. W. and Jackie Davis of Fort Smith, AR; four sisters, Lillian Pearce, Lila Foster and Laura Ethel McCourt all of Danville, AR and Evelyn Ryan of Blue Mountain; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Service was Tuesday at Moore's Chapel with sons-in-law, Elton Cleveland and Garry Hancock officiating. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Danville, AR. Memorials may be sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 2004)
Johnny-Lee Matthew Lucky, age 26, of Rover died Thursday, May 24, 2012. He was born June 20, 1985 at Little Rock to Edna Myrtle Young. Johnny knew his Lord and was baptized at a young age. He was a carpenter-wood crafter and worked in construction. He loved anything that involved wood or metals. He loved nature, hunting, camping, fishing, hiking and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Evalena Wilson; grandmother, Ruth Lucky; grandfathers, Charles A. Young, Sr., James G. Lucky and his aunt, Anna Mae Hudspeth.
Survivors include his mother, Edna M. Lucky; stepchildren, Jacob, Hunter, Jade; four brothers, Joseph Axelson and wife Kim, Timothy Axelson and friend Connie Knight, Charles Daniel Roberts, Duane Lucky, Jr.; two sisters, Chana Lucky Adams, Mary Leighann Lucky; one grandmother, Lora Noonan and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Petit Jean State Park Pavilion A. Cremation Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 6, 2012)
Mrs. Liddy Nadine Foster Lucy, age 87, of Danville, AR, formerly of Hazen, AR died Sunday, October 19, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born May 20, 1910 in Parmey, MO to the late Henry T. and Hattie Reynolds Pasley. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alto C. Foster and two sons, Johnny and Charles Foster.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry W. Foster of Rover, AR, Bobby L. Foster of Des Arc, AR and James A. Foster of Elkhart, TX; a daughter, Lucille Eubanks Shugars of Dowagiac, MI; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at Hunts Chapel in Rover with Rev. Carl Huling officiating. Interment was in the Hunts Cemetery at Rover, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 22, 1997)
Charles Clesson Ludwick age 87 of Danville passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born October 24, 1926 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Ralph Eugene Ludwick & Gladys Oxford. He was inducted into the US Army and served in the Philippines during WWII. He lived and worked in Chula Vista, CA. for Rhor Aircraft Co for over 30 years as a plant manager. Upon his retirement, Mr Ludwick returned to Arkansas and eventually settled in Danville. He had and has many friends at the Leon Millsap Center.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Ludwick; mother, Gladys Oxford Mize; wife, Cherry Lundford Ludwick; sons, Charles L Ludwick and Kenneth Lee Ludwick; sisters, Betty Jean Rogers and Barbara Cormier.
Survivors include his daughter Barbara Ann Stephens of Magalia, CA; sisters, Mona Rae Peck of Centennial, CO; Elizabeth Ann Hunt of Danville; Martha Rollans of Roger, AR; Marilyn Kirkendall of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Ralph Ludwick of Paris; 7 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his longtime best friend, Doris Vosburg.
Graveside service will be12:00 p.m.Thursday, July 17, at the Little Rock National Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 16, 2014)
Ermal Eden (Biggs) Ludwick, age 81, of Paris, AR, died August 5, 1997 at Fort Smith, AR. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Paris and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Tilden and Isabelle Courtney Biggs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Eugene "Gene" Ludwick.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Hunt of Fort Smith, Martha Rollans of Danville and Marilyn Kuyendall of Paris; two sons, Raymond Earl White of Indio, CA and Tinker Ludwick, Paris, AR; one step-son, Charles Ludwick of Mablevale, AR; a sister, Laverne Gilbert of Torrance, CA; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Darren Downs, James Tucker, Larry Robinson, Jim Robinson, Donald Friddle and Jim Mi.
Funeral service was August 8 at the Roller Chapel in Paris. Burial followed in the Paint Rock cemetery at Paris. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 13, 1997)
Laura Frances Luer, age 88 of Plainview, Our Beloved Mother, passed away, Tuesday, September 8, 2009. She was born February 2, 1921 in Wewoka, OK to the late William Myatt Doughty and Jeston Smith Doughty. She is a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church, Plainview, AR, and involved with the United Methodist Women's Association; a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years Philip Lester Luer; brothers, Benjamin, Elbert, Pete, Marshall, William Doughty Jr.
She is survived by her son Jon Philip Luer and wife Vicki of Maumelle; her daughter, Gem Koski and husband Marvin of Conway; grandchildren, Natalie Luer and husband Chris Perry, Jason Adams and wife Dana, Lauren Moore and husband Casey, Danielle Lamberth and husband Chad; great grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, SarahGrace Adams, Alyssa Moore, Jayce Lamberth; sister, Lois Campbell of Conway; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway. Pallbearers were Casey Moore, Chad Lamberth, Marvin Koski, Chris Perry, Earl Vickers, Russell Adams, Jerry and Terry Milroy. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)
Philip L. Luer, age 91, of Plainview, AR, died December 13, 2006. He was the youngest child of John V. and Gertrude A. Smith Luer, born August 21, 1915 in rural Barron County, five miles southeast of Dallas, WI. He was a retired civil servant with the Corps of Engineers and a charter member of the VFW Post 8525, Plainview, AR. He was proud to have served with the 20 m Army Air Force on Guam during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Guy G. Harold, Frederick and Richard E. Luer and one sister, Genevieve M. Luer Wigby.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura F. Doughty Luer; one daughter and son-in-law, Laurita Gem (Luer) and Marvin Koski of Conway; one son and daughter-in-law, Jon P. and Vicki Luer of Maumelle, AR; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held December 16th, 2006 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home of Conway, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 20, 2006)
Alice Marie Luker Watson, age 91, was born August 26, 1920, in Kingston, Oklahoma, to John and Anna Abernathy. She died December 8, 2011, in Hobbs. Alice married Berdine Luker in 1937 in Dumas, Arkansas. They farmed and raised animals until 1952, when they moved to Hobbs where he worked for B & M Well Service until he retired. Alice and Berdine shared 51 precious years together before his death February 21, 1988. She married Amos Watson in 1989 and shared 19 sweet years with him before his death.
As well as her parents and two husbands, Alice was preceded in death by her brothers, Floyd and J. B. Abernathy; her sister, Agnes Peacock; her infant daughter, Patricia Ann Luker; her son, Bill Luker; her granddaughter, Leigh Ann Luker; and her daughters-in-law, Peggy Luker and Mary Luker.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Luker and Ted Luker, both of Hobbs; her daughter, Linda Luker Cook, of Lovington; eight grandchildren, twenty great- grandchildren, and five great- great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 25, 2012)
Alvis L. Luker, 85, died at a Dermott hospital on March 14, 1957. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Baptist Church and a Mason.
He is survived by his wife; eight sons, Bert and Arthur Luker of Rover, Grady of Bluffton, Jack, Buell and Alvie of Okla. City, Walter Hugh of San Diego, Calif., and Floyd of Burkburnett, Texas, 10 daughters, Mrs. Tom Cathey of Briggsville, Mrs. Edgar McKee of Searcy, Mrs. Bruce McCurry of Pickens, Mrs. John Denton of Austin Texas, Mrs. Dean Stewart of Pampa, Texas, Mrs. Bill Welch of Quanah, Texas, Mrs. Wayne Marshall of Burkburnett, Texas, Mrs. Luther Fryman of Okla. City and Mrs. Fay Evans of Little Rock; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Melvin Howard of McGehee; a sister Mrs. Dick Fisher of Rover; a brother George Luker of Plainview; 56 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 3/21/1957)
DANVILLE - Arthur Lee Luker, age 89, of Rover died today at Mitchell Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Rover Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Bill Luker of New Bethel; six brothers, Jack, Bill, Alvie, Floyd, Hugh and Vestal Denton Luker of Oklahoma City, Okla. and 10 sisters, Alice Cathey of Danville, Lillian McCurry of Plainview, Ruby McCurry of Dumas, Velma Jean Welch of Texas, Naomi Stewart, Annie Mae Evans and Joyce Thompson of Norman, Okla. and Ruby Ellen Moore of Oklahoma City.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Rover Baptist Church by the Rev. R. L. Whitten. Burial will be in Hunt Chapel Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)
Arthur Lee Luker, age 89 of Rover died Monday, June 2, 1986 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.
Survivors include, one son, Bill Luker of Route 1 Ola, five brothers, Jack Luker, Bill Luker, Alvie Luker, Floyd Luker and Hugh Luker all of Oklahoma City, OK, nine sisters, Alice Cathey of Danville, Lillian McCurry of Plain-view, Ruby McCurry of Dumas, Velma Jean Welch of Quanal, TX, Naomi Stewart, Annie Mae Evans and Joyce Thompson all of Norman, OK, Ruby Ellen Moore and Versal Denton both of Oklahoma City, OK.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, June 5 at Rover Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. Whitten officiating. Interment will be in Hunt Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in care of Dixon Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6/11/1986)
Audrey M. Luker, age 82, of Ola, AR died Friday, July 27, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born May 9, 1919 in Mt. Carmel, IL to the late Henry and Leoria Seaton Belcher. She was a mother and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Belcher, Jr. and two sisters, Oma Seaton; and Imogene Peterson.
Survivors are her husband of 45 years, William "Bill" Luker; two sons and daughter-in-law, Glen and Beverly Luker of Mt. Carmel, IL and Scott Luker of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Olive Webber and Juanita Madden of Mt. Carmel, IL; five grandchildren and a great grandson.
Funeral services will be in Mt. Carmel, IL by Short-Cunningham Funeral Home. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 1, 2001)
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