Greene County, Arkansas
Obituaries For 1936


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Mrs. Elsie Rowland is Victim of Short Illness


From Paragould Soliphone dated June 15, 1936

Mrs. Elsie Rowland, age 48, of 417 East Kingshighway, died at 5:25 Saturday afternoon at the Dickson Hospital following an illness of seven or eight weeks, due to cancer of the colon.  She had been a patient of the hospital since last Tuesday.  She is a native of Pocahontas, moving to this city about 20 years ago.  She was the widow of the late James W. Rowland, who died in 1919.Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from the East Side Methodist church and burial was made in the Linwood cemetery.   The Rev. M. I Boyles Pastor of the East Side Methodist Church officiated. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Buford McGowan, Misses Norine Rowland and Elsie and Flo Holifield, all of Paragould; two sons, Clyde and Clarence Rowland, both of Paragould. Several more names but can't make out.


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A.B. " Chick" Whittington Succumbs To Long Illness


Paragould Daily Press January 26, 1936

Archie Blanchard " Chick" Whittington, aged 46, died at 6:45 Saturday evening at his home, 312 East Emerson street, following an illness since October 20, due to cancer of the neck.  He had been critically ill for the past three weeks and was bedfast three months.

Mr. Whittington, was a native of Franklin county ILL, but had been a resident of Arkansas much of his life.  He moved to this city 25 years ago from Brookland, Craighead County.  For 16 years he was employed as a salesman for the Paragould Wholesale Grocery Company.  Later he was associated with the Home Ice Company.  During the past year he had been operating a truck here.  

Funeral services were conducted at 12:30 today from the family residence and burial was made in the Pine Log Cemetery.  The Rev. E. L.Boyles, pastor of the East Side Methodist church, officiated.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Molly J. Whittington;  two daughters, Misses Alberta and Evelyn Whittington, at home and one son Bert Whittington, at home;  two sisters, Mrs. Ira Moore of Benton ILL, and Mrs. L. J. Austin of West Frankfort ILL; four brothers, J. F. Whittington of Hurt Ill,  H. R. Whittington of Benton ILL, J. R. Whittington and Bill Whittington, both of this city.


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William Wesley Smith

November 13, 1880 ~ January 3, 1936

W.W. Smith fatally injured in accident

William W. Smith, well known Rector farmer died at the Dickson Memorial Hospital at Paragould Friday night after being struck by an automobile as he alighted from a wagon on Highway 39 about one mile south of Rector.

The man driving the car which struck Mr. Smith was Andrew Clark of Monnette. Mr. Clark and his companions brought the injured man to Dr. Cloptons office, and he was immediately taken to the hospital in an Irby ambulance. Suffering from a broken leg, a fractured skull and other injuries, he died a short time after he arrived at the hospital.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ, the interment taking place at Mounds cemetary.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Misses Dorothy Mae and Edna Fay Smith, eight sons, Finis Smith of Detroit, Michigan, Paul, Harry, Glenn, Hubert, Eugene, James and Charles Smith all of Rector, a stepson Raymond Bazzell of Marmaduke, three sisters, Mrs. R.J. Yancey of Rector, Mrs J.S. Barger and Mrs. Dolly Neighouse of Chicago and four brothers, W.L. (Cooter) Smith, and Robert Smith of Rector, Joseph/Joe Asa Smith of Perry, Arkansas and John Smith of Outwood, Kentucky

Obituary from the "Clay County Democrat", Rector, January 1936.

Contributed by Becky Smith~Schee


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