Greene County, Arkansas
Obituaries For 1957

Published in the October 4, 1957 issue of the "Big Picture"


Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, age 95, died yesterday at 4:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Claude Lovelady, Route 2. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Jackson came to Greene County at the age of two and lived the rest of her life near Beech Grove. She sustained a broken hip five years ago and had not been well since that time. 

Surviving besides Mrs. Lovelady, are: Mrs. Grace Warden, Route 2, Rector; five sons, Chris, Rte 4. Rector; Richard, Rte 2, Paragould; Ray, Flint, Michigan; Jones and Arch, both of St. Louis. Also 29 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Verlyn Heath Funeral Home.

John H. Bauer


John H. Bauer, 73, Morning Star Community farmer, was found dead at 4:35 p.m. Thursday afternoon, July 11, at a Cotton Belt railroad crossing about three miles east of Paragould. A coroner's jury Thursday night ruled the death due to a heart attack.

A charter member of the Morning Star Evangelical Church, Bauer was a member of the church's Board of Stewards.

Born June 24, 1884 in Germany, he came to Illinois with his parents at the age of 3. He moved to Hickory Ridge, near Jonesboro, in 1900 and had resided in the Morning Star Community since 1932.

Funeral services will be held at the Morning Star Evangelical Methodist Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon by the Rev. George Kelley, Jr., with burial in Center Hill Cemetery by Heath Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Bauer; a son, the Rev. John Bauer of Paragould; three stepsons, James Yarbrough of Paragould Route 5, Luther Yarbrough of Jonesboro and the Rev. Cleveland Yarbrough of Goshen; two sisters, Mrs Lawrence Kirschner and Mrs.Hannah Reinch of Campbell, Mo.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Cecil Otto Nelms

Cecil Otto Nelms, born at Brookland, Arkansas, on June 29, 1897, and entered into rest on November 26, 1957, at the age of 60 years, 5 months, and 0 days.

His final service was at Lake View Methodist Church on November 27, 1957, at 2:00 P.M., with Rev. Leon Wilson and Rev. G. W. Endicott conducting the service. Music was provided by Mary Jane Morgan, pianist, and the Choir of Lake View Methodist Church provided the following musical selections: "Beautiful River" and "Does Jesus Care".

Pallbearers were O. R. McGaughey, Marvin McGaughey, C. E. McGaughey, Clyde Rupard, W. C. Wood, and T. J. House. He was placed in his final resting place at 3:15 P.M., on November 27, 1957, at Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, Craighead County, Arkansas.



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