Greene County, Arkansas

Obituaries For 1930

Richard C. Smith 

Richard C. Smith, dies in Paragould Hospital After Being Injured here.

Richard C. Smith, aged 73, a well known farmer living near Rector, died at 2:45 Tuesday afternoon in the Paragould Sanitarium as the result of injuries he suffered here last Saturday afternoon while watching Henry Batten ride a wild horse on the local stock yards. The bucking bronco became frightened, made for the entrance to the lot, ran through the gate and into the crowd, knocking Mr. Smith down and fracturing his skull and otherwise injuring him. He was taken to the hospital in Paragould where he was given medical attention. There he suffered from his injuries until death relieved him Tuesday.

Mr. Smith was a native of West Tennessee, but he had been a citizen of this community for the last forty years.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Martin Rhew and Miss Gertrude Smith; one son, Troy O. Smith, one sister, Mary Toole of Leachville, and nine grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Protestant Church, by the Rev. N.B. Blackman, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. H. O. Bolin, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The funeral was at Woodland Heights Cemetery.


Reverend John T. Childerss

March 14, 1866 - August 7, 1930

Reverend John T. Childerss, age 64, of Lafe,a retired Methodist minister, died at 7:35 this morning at his home after an illness of several weeks. He was pastor of the Methodist church at Lorado until his health forced him to retire.

A native of Illinois, he was born March 14,1866 and  had been a resident of the area for approximately 35 years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Providence Cemetery with Reverend G.C. Taylor, pastor of the Marmaduke Methodist church officiating.

Reverend Childerss is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Jane Childerss, one sister, Mrs. T.J. Lantion of Marion, Illinois, two brothers, James A. Childerss of St. Louis, Charles E. Childerss of Energy, Illinois, one half brother, Will R. Childerss of Murphysboro, Illinois.



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