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Gaddis, Mrs. Mollie
De Queen Daily Citizen, 11/24/1997
5/13/1907-- 11/22/1997
Mrs. Mollie McAnelly Gaddis, aged 90, resident of De Queen, died Saturday, Nov.22, 1997 in Columbia De Queen Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.26 in Green's Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Ednel Gibbons officialing. Burial will follow in Green's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. She was born May 13, 1907 in Green's Chapel Community; was a homemaker; and a member of Green's Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Crawford Gaddis in 1986. She is Survived by two daughter, Rubye Lois Smalley of Manteca, Calif., and Louise Little of De Queen; one brother, Ivan McAnelly of Green's Chapel, four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren six great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Gallahar, Bob Dies Saturday In Lockesburg
Submitted by: HolmanBE@aol.com
Thomas Robert Gallaher, 71, a life-long resident of Lockesburg died at his home at 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6 (1968) following a long illness. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist church at Lockesburg with the Rev. James Cannon and Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial was in Bellville cemetery, directed by Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was born July 1, 1896 and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Smith Gallaher; a son, James Henry Latimer of Hooks, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Bobby Moore of De Queen, Mrs. Jay Gamble of Fayetteville and Mrs. Diann Gray of New York; a brother, Herman Gallaher of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. George Steel of Nashville and Mrs. Belle Strickland of De Queen; four grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were J.C. Pell, H.E. Gore, Reese Hale, Frank Gilliam, Walker Zachry and A.A. Barlow.


Gallaher, Herman G.
The Seminole, Okla. Producer page 2- Tuesday, August 4, 1970
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Herman G. Gallaher, 64, of 429 Beals place, died Sunday in Seminole Municipal of an apparent heart attack suffered earlier at his home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sommerville-Swearingen-Arnhart chapel. The Rev. W.S. Franks of Oklahoma City will officiate. burial will be in Little cemetery. Born August 23, 1905, at Lockesburg, Arkansas, Mr. Gallaher and his family had lived in Seminole 34 years and had moved to Duncan for a short time. Upon retirement from Cities Service Oil company, Mr. and Mrs. Gallaher had returned to Seminole to make their home. He had accumulated 41 years of company service. Mr. Gallaher was amember of Immanuel Baptist church at Duncan. Survivors are his wife, Alice, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and June Gallaher of Norman; and two grand-children, Ginger and Tommy Gallaher of Norman. Bearers will be Charles Joseph, John Walthour, Travis Denington, Lem Morse. O.L. Knight, Alfred Dudley, Bill Gilliam and Bill Collins. Honorary bearers will be all employees and retireees of Cities Service.


Gallaher, Mrs. Mary Annice
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
July 7, 1867 - Nov. 26, 1940
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Annice Gallaher, familiarly know as " Aunt Mollie, " was conducted by Rev. A.C. Rogers, assisted by Rev. Mann, of Nashville, at the Methodist Church in Lockesburg, Friday, Nov. 28, at 10 o'clock. Burial was made in the Bellville cemetery, with Wilkerson Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are six children; Robbie and Raymond Gallaher of Lockesburg, and Herman Gallaher of Seminole, Okla; Mrs. Geo. Steel, Nashville, Mrs. Rose Wisdom, New Mexico, and Mrs. Belle Bell, DeQueen; two brothers, Tom Graves, Dallas, Texas, and Barney Graves, DeQueen; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Beene, Texarkana, Mrs. Emma Hudson, DeQueen, and Mrs. Carrie Terrentine, Shreveport, La.; and sixteen grandchildren. Mrs. Gallaher died suddenly at her home in Lockesburg Thursday of last week. She was one of our most dearly beloved citizens, and the many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved.


Gallaher, Raymond Park
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
May 3, 1909 - March 12, 1952
DeQueen Bee
Funeral services for Raymond Park Gallaher, 43, lifetime resident of Lockesburg who died Wednesday in a De Queen hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lockesburg Baptist church with Rev. Claude Sturart officiating. Burial will be in the Lockesburg cemetery. Mr. Gallaher was a member of the Baptist church, Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. He had operated a garage in Lockesburg and later at De Queen. Survivors incluse his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Farris, Ann Arbor, Mich. and Peggy Jo Gallaher, Lockesburg; one son, Raymond Gallaher, Jr., Lockesburg; two brothers, R. Gallaher, Lockesburg, and Herman Gallaher, Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Strickland, De Queen, and Mrs. George Steel, Nashville, Ark.


Gallaher, Mrs. Thelma Smith
May 16, 1905 - April 28, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Thelma Smith Gallaher, aged 92, resident of Hooks, Tex., and former resident of Lockesburg, Ark.,died Tuesday, April 28, 1998 in the Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana. She was born May 16, 1905 in Emory, Tex., She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lockesburg, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herman H. Latimer, and Robert T. Gallaher, a son Herman H. Latimer, Jr., and a daughter, Bonnie Latimer Gray. She is survived by one son; James H. Latimer of Hooks, Tex.; three daughters, Shirley Moore of Hot Springs, Ark., Shelba Gamble of Reno, Nev., and Diann Prezioso of Teaneck, N.J.; six grandchildren; James T. Latimer, Teresa Kirkham, Robert Moore, Sean Nebeker, Bevan Meyers, and Michael Anthony Prezioso; eight great-grandchildren; James C. Latimer, Jason Latimer, Dana Latimer, Brandee Kirkham, Nicklous Kirkham, Tyler Moore, Rachel Moore, Hayden Moore and Bryn Nebecker; and one great-great-grandchild, Colby Latimer. Funeral services for Mrs. Gallaher will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998 in the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Bellville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen, Ark. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998.


Garner, Mrs Fanny P.
DeQueen Bee Round Top News
Submitted by: Joyce L. Hammer
Mrs Fanny P. Garner, wife of C.L. Garner, died December 22, 1918, at 10 o'clock P.M. at their home. The remains were laid to rest in the Round Top Graveyard Tuesday evening, December 24, at 2 P.M. Mrs Garner is survived by her husband and two small children, which have the sympathy of their many friends in their grief for wife and mother.


Gentry, Truitt "Pete"
Submitted by: Tom Jones
Truitt "Pete" Gentry, 75, of De Queen died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in a local health care center. Mr. Gentry was born Aug. 14, 1923, in Sebastian County. He was an electrician with Southwest Arkansas Electric REA and member of Free Holiness Church. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth R. and Angela J. Gentry of Winthrop, Ark.; one brother, Earn Gentry of De Queen; two sisters, Bobbie Ruth and Inez Shaw of De Queen; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Don Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery under direction of the funeral home.


Gibson, George
Submitted by: Cary
Sunday afternoon, a gloom was cast over town by the announcement that 7 year old George Gibson, son of Lawrence Gibson and Emma Maud Doggett, had been drowned in a hole of water in the creek near the Elmer residence in the east part of town. It seems that the little fellow was fishing in the stream and from some unknown cause fell and being unable to swim, was drowned. His remains were found by an older brother, and his father came and sadly took the precious burden home. The bereaved parents have the deep sympathy of the entire town, and while the loss is irreparable, it has saved an innocent child the trials and distresses incident to life. In the language of King David of old, "the child cannot come to me, but I can go to him." should be a consolation to the sorrowing parents. The remains were interred in the cemetery at this place, Monday afternoon, Rev. Rowland officiating.


Gibson, Lawrence A.
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
Lawrence Alfred Gibson, 82, a well known resident of Horatio, died in a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 1956. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Horatio with Reverend E. R. Armer officiating. Internment will be in Horatio cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mr. Gibson a retired carpenter was born February 10, 1874 in Huntingdon Tenn. He has been a resident of Horatio for the past fifty years and was a member of the Nazarene Church. Survivors include four sons, Adam B. Gibson, Shreveport, LA., Lawrence H. Gibson, Pritchard, AL, and Tommy and Bill Gibson of Horatio; one daughter, Mrs. Eve B. Lee of Sacramento, CA;, one brother, Hervey Gibson,; one sister Mrs. Kate Bryant, of Huntingdon TN,; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Frank Bagwell, Glenn Dorsey, Dock Casteel, Rayburn Pickett, DeVoe Bollinger and Charlie Billingsley.


Gibson, Ruth Jean Bollinger
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
Mrs. Ruth Jean Gibson, age 73, passed from this life at Grace Home in Shreveport, La. on August 18, 2005 after a lengthy illness. The family received friends Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a ti me of remembrance at 7:00 p.m. at the Boone Funeral Home Bossier Chapel in in Bossier City, La. Mrs. Gibson was a member of Airline Baptist Church in Bossier City. She w as a graduate of Henderson College with a teaching degree and taught for m any years in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida. She was totally devot ed to the joys of her life, her children and family. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband, Roger "Bo" Gibson, Sr .; parents, Devoe and Edna Bollinger; and sisters, Maxine Pike and Geraldi ne Beshear. She is survived by her children, Devona Cummings and husband, Jesse, of Bo ssier City, Roger Gibson and wife, Becky, of Topeka, Kan., and Karla Hay es and husband, Greg, of Bossier City; her grandchildren, Jan Fowler of Wa shington, D.C., Scott Hayes of Lafayette, Amanda Hayes of Bossier City, Mo llyanne, Lydia, Graham, and Lincoln Gibson of Topeka, Kan.; sisters, Corin ne Robinson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Eva Lou Johnson of Hot Springs, Ark .; and brother, Devoe Bollinger of Horatio, Ark.


Gibson, Tommy
TEXARKANA GAZETTE July 27, 1998
8/8/1915-7/26/1998
De QUEEN, Ark.-Tommy Jefferies Gibson, 82, of Horatio, Ark., died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Gibson was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Horatio. He was retired from Wilkerson Monuments and a member of First Baptist Church of Horatio, where he was a deacon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Beatrice Gibson, and one daughter, Glenda Hannigan. Survivors include his wife, Willie Lee Parrish of Horatio; one son, Tony Gibson of Horatio; one daughter, Debbie Hankins of Horatio; four stepsons, James Parrish of Eolia, Miss., Thomas Parrish of De Queen, Don Parrish of Murfreesboro and Doyle Parrish of Bryant, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Margaret Clayton of Atlanta, Texas; eight grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 17 great-stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Horatio with the Revs. Joe Waldon and Troy Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Horatio Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Gibson, Willie Lee Adams-Parrish
Submitted by: Cary Rutherford
DE QUEEN, Ark.-Willie Lee Gibson, 90, of Horatio, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Gibson was born April 12, 1917, in Foreman, Ark. She was a member of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, Melrose, Ark. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Thomas Parrish and Tommy Gibson; three sons, Junior Parrish, Lee Parrish and Donald Gene Parrish; and one stepdaughter, Glenda Hannigan. Survivors include four children, Margaret Clayton of Atlanta, Texas, James Parrish of Dewey, Okla., Thomas Parrish of De Queen and Doyle Parrish of Benton, Ark.; one stepson, Tony Gibson of Big Fork, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Debbie Hankins of Horatio; 13 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Parsons and Joe Walden officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Glover, Mabel Sarah
Dec. 14, 1918 - Oct. 6, 1998
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mabel Sarah Glover, 79 of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Glover was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a homemaker, co-owner of Guy's Orange Stand and member of County Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grand-son, Richard McInvale. Survivors include her husband, Guy Glover of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Woodie McInvale of Texarkana; one sister, Mildred Walker of Ben Lomond, Ark.; two grandchildren and one grandson-in-law, Wendy and Mark Kizzar of Danville, Calif., and Russell McInvale of Texarkana; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Kizzar and Kathryn Kizzar. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Texakrana Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hurby Morgan and Dr. I.K. Cross officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at 3802 Wood St., Texarkana, Texas.


Gore, Mrs Ella D.
Submitted by: Barbara Butler
Mrs Ella D. Carroll Gore, aged 77, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1987 in De Queen Manor. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 27 in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Victor Gore officiating.  Burial was in Millwee Cemetery. She was born Sept. 14, 1910 in Sevier County; was the widow of Clay H. Gore and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors are five sons, Glen Gore of Odessa, TX., H.C. Gore of Spearman, TX., Benny Gore of Beeville, TX., Don Gore and Randy Gore, both of De Queen; two daughters, Joetta Douglas of Mesquite, TX., and Marnetta Bishop of Nashville; one brother, Mike B. Carroll of Prairie Grove; three sisters, Nancy Logan of De Queen, Claudia Wester of Flagstaff, AZ., and Alice Bland of Yuba, CA; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Gore, Mrs. Nannie E.
Oct. 29, 1871 - June 1, 1957
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Nannie E. Gore, 85, widow of H.M. Gore, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.S. Zachry in Dilworth community Saturday, June 1 at 2 a.m. following a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in Dillworth church with Rev. George Butler and Rev. W.M. Crow officiating. Burial was in Millwee cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. A native and life-long resident of Sevier county, she was born Oct. 29, 1871 in Lockesburg. She was a member of the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian church. Survivors include four sons, Ernest and Aldine Gore, Horatio, Alvin Gore, De Queen and Eugene Gore, Royal Oak, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Ellis Adair and Mrs. Jim Parker, De Queen, Mrs. Nat Harrison, Lockesburg and Mrs. Zachry, Mrs. Floy Harrison and Mrs. Fred Wall, Horatio; four brothers, O.D. Gray, De Queen, John W. Gray, Lockesburg and Sam and Luther Gray, Horatio; five sisters, Mrs. T.O. Poole, Mrs. J.A. Rankin, Mrs. R.C. Dickinson and Mrs. Monroe Cox, Horatio and Mrs. Richard McWhorter, Provo; 34 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Active pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Gore.


Graves, Henrietta Avis Latimer
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Mrs. Henrietta Avis Latimer Graves, age 92 a resident of Lockesburg Ark, died Monday, August 9, 2004 in the DeQueen Regional Medical Center. She was born May 10, 1912 in Lockesburg to James Willie and Betty Pickens Latimer. She worked for Baldwin Piano company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lockesburg. She was preceded in death by her husbank, Aubrey Graves on December 11, 1985;a brother , Ed Latimer ; and a sister, Doris Carver. She is survived by two sons, Benny A. Graves and Jim F. Graves, both of Locekesburg; two daughters, Betty Williams of Lockesburg and Mary Ann Mayo of Petrolla, Texas; three sisters, Grace Bell of Hot Springs, Ark.,Ellizabeth Bartee of Bellingham, Wash, and Willie Jim Millwee of DeQueen, Ark; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren: and a number nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mrs. Graves were held at 2:00 p.m. Wendnesday, August 11, 2004 in the First Baptist Church of Lockesburg with Rev. Jerrel Helms and Rev. Jack Gilliand officiating. Burial followed in the Belleveville Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Home. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, at the funeral home.


Gray, Mrs. Bonnie Lee
September 18, 1924 - September 25, l949
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
De Queen Bee - ( Special )
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Lee Gray, 25, former resident of Lockesburg, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lockesburg Methodist church. Burial was in the Bellville cemetery. Mrs. Gray died of injuries received in an automobile accident September 16. She died in a Durham, N.C., hospital. Mrs. Gray was born at Lockesburg and had lived there a number of years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, Allen Gray, and a daughter , Diana, of North Carolina; her step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Dollarhide of Lockesburg; a brother, James H. Latimer of Lockesburg; and two step-sisters, Shirley Bob and Shelba Jean Dollarhide of Lockesburg. ( The name of Mrs. Grays parents is misprinted. It should read Gallaher for the parents and also the step sisters. )


Green, Charles Bishop
March 15, 1909 - April 20, 1997
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Charles Bishop Green, 88, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, in a local hospital. Mr. Green was born March 15, 1909, in Hempstead County, Ark. He was a cattle and poultry farmer, retired from Lockesburg School System and member of First United Methodist Church, Lockesburg. Survivors include two nephews, Harvey Joe Cornett and Tom Ray Cornett; and two neices, Donna Jessica Bainbridge and Karen Elizabeth Cornett Pechoff. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Lockesburg, with the Rev. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial will be in Lockesburg Cemetery under the driection of Wilkerson Funeral Home.


Green, Mrs. Ella
Nov. 13, 1885 - Jan. 8, 1957
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Green, 71, widow of J.Ed. Green who died at her home in Lockesburg,Tuesday, Jan. 8, will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 in the Lockesburg Methodist church by the Rev. E.N. Gillian. Burial will be under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. A native of Sevier county, she was born Nov. 13, 1885 and was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by one son, Bishop Green of Lockesburg; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Cornett, Garland, Tex.; four sisters, Misses Blanche and Charlotte Sapaugh, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Joseph Weiseger, Pueblo, Colo. and Mrs. Bob Howe, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Claude and Earl Sapaugh, Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren.


Griffin, Gertrude Minerva Barr
Submitted by: Paul Griffin
Gertrude Minerva Barr Griffin died January 6, 1971 in Alvin, Brazoria Co. Texas. Gertrude was born February 13, 1898 in Locksburg, Sevier Co. Arkansas. She was married to the late Daudie Griffin June 10, 1917 in Sevier Co. Ar. Mrs. Griffin is survived by her two daughters, Juanita and son-in-law Leo Wise, Louise and son-in-law Carl Peterson of Ancorage, Alaska, her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Willa Dean Griffin of Alvin, Texas, and eight grand children. Burial was in Horatio Cemetery beside her late husband.


Gunnels, Fayne Ridley
Feb. 6, 1918 - Aug. 3, 1996
Submitted by: Corene Latimer
Fayne Ridley Gunnels, 78, of New Boston, died Saturday Aug. 3, 1996 in a Texarkana Hospital. Mrs. Gunnels was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Lockesburg, Ark. She was a retired schoolteacher, a member of First Baptist Church, New Boston, and a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include one son, Grady Gunnels of Louisiana; one sister, Tiny Alton of New Boston; one grandson; three nieces, Bobbie Grider of New Boston, Yvonne Alton of Weatherford, Texas, and Martha Osborne of Kansas City; and one nephew, Rodger Ridley of Lockesburg, Ark. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home Chapel, New Boston with Dr. Ken Cox officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, New Boston.


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