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Ann (Van Winkle) WALKERMrs. Ann Walker, who died at 4:30 a.m. February 12, at the old Walker home near Lowell, was a native of Washington County, having been born in Fayetteville February 4, 1841. She was a daughter of the late Peter Van Winkle, one of the pioneers of this section, and who, in the early days, was extensively engaged in the saw mill and lumber business, his mills being located northeast of Springdale in the vicinity of War Eagle.
Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Thos. E. McSpaden of Rogers, interment being in Goad Springs Cemetery by the side of her husband who died some thirty-one years ago.
In her girlhood days deceased was united in marriage to Martin K. Walker, and shortly before the beginning of the Civil War they removed to their homestead in Benton County, which had been their home continuously until their death. During the war the home was burned, and Mrs. Walker and three young children sought refuge at the home of a neighbor. After the war the home was rebuilt, which still stands and where a large family of children were born and reared. Martin K. Walker, husband of the deceased, was one of the most prominent citizens of Northwest Arkansas, being identified with church and educational movements in this section. In this work he had an able assistant in the person of Mrs. Walker, who for fourteen years was a teacher in the Sunday School at Lowell. She had been a member of the Presbyterian Chruch for many years. Mr. Walker died suddenly in Bentonville about thirty years ago where he had gone on business. Travel in those days was mostly by horseback, and Mr. Walker was preparing to mount his horse in the livery barn when he was stricken.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker were the parents of eleven children, all of whom are living except one, Allie who died about the age of sixteen years. The surviving children are: Mary, wife of J. S. Pyle of Siloam Springs; Tempy, wife of Congressman J. N. Tillman; Nancy, wife of J. W. Kimmons, who until recently made their home near Big Wells, Texas, but are now back at their old home at Lowell; Emma, widow of W. A. Hall of Rogers; Susie, wife of H. K. Skelton of Fayetteville; Misses Sophia and Anna Walker, the only unmarried children; Calvin and T. J. Walker of Springdale, and J. W. Walker of Rogers. Besides the children, deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Steele, widow of Jack Steele, a former well known resident of Rogers, the widow now residing in White Eagle, Okla. There are also four brothers, Jeff Van Winkle of Dallas Texas; Lee of Oklahoma City; Wallace, Rogers, New Mexico, and Pete, who resides in California.
Deceased had been in ill health for the past two years, and her death was not unexpected. --Springdale News.
Submitted by Sharon Napier
Richard "Bud" WESTMadison County Record, Huntsville, AR dated March 20, 2008
Richard "Bud" West, 83 of Spring Valley, died on March 11, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. He was born on Sept. 28, 1924, at Spring Valley, the son of Ira and Edith smith West. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the Hickory Flat Free Will Baptist church and was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Boone.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Evans West of the home whom he married on July 27, 1946, at Spring Valley; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Shirley West of Springdale; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Jim Pitts of Clifty, Louise and Wayne Rigsbee of Rogers, Lorene and Norman Brandenburg of Springdale and Lois Ann and Robert Perriman of Niangua, Mo.; one brother, Wayne West of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Marquertte Stevens of Lubbock, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on March 14, at the Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church at Burkshed with the Reverends Eldon Bagwell and Arthur Lee Galloway officiating. Interment was in the Burkshed Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
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