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Polk County Arkansas Obits - G

MRS. KATE GERMAN DEAD - Mrs. Kate German, the aged grandmother of Mrs. George Black, who has been ill with dropsy for about three months, passed away this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of the latter. Funeral announcement will be made later.
Mena Evening Star, July 15, 1908
Contributed by: Whitney McLaughlin - McLaugh103@aol.com

GIBSON, Elmer Lee
Surnames: Gibson, Drury, Sargent
Funeral service for Elmer Lee Gibson, 89-year-old resident of Board Camp who died Monday, was held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Geyer-Quillin Chapel, with Rev. David Heath officiating. Interment was in the Board Camp cemetery under the direction of the Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Noah Medford, Don Craig, Buster Brown, James Looney, Dillard Hendricks, Aaron Miller and Durward Bryan. Mr. Gibson was born Feb. 4, 1881, in Texas, and died April 27, 1970, at Mena. He grew to manhood in Oklahoma and lived there until 1921. In 1921 he moved to Board Camp where he spent the remainder of his life. He married Nellie B. Gibson in 1926. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Louis Gibson, New Orleans, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Mirtie Drury, Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs. Dorma Jean Sargent, Oklahoma City; and nine grandchildren.
THE MENA STAR 29 April, 1970

"Mrs. E. E. Christopher received word Thursday of the death of her father, P. T. Gillean, which occurred Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the home of another daughter, Mrs. J. C. Sumner, at Tampa, Fla. Mr. Gillean, who was 96 years of age last September, had made a trip from California to Florida three weeks ago and the long journey was believed to have overtaxed the nonagenarian's strength, resulting in his death."
Mena Star - November 30, 1944
County Coordinator

GORDEN, Beulah
Surnames: Gorden, Nash, Miller, Primm, Inlow, Walston
Beulah Idell Gorden, age 97, of Mena, died Thursday, April 1, 1998, in the Rich Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Mena. She was born June 24, 1900. She was the daughter of the late A. A. Nash and the late Lara Ellen Miller and was united in marriage to George Gorden, who preceded her in death on October 8, 1980. She made her home in Mena all of her life, was of the Methodist faith, and was a housewife. Survivors are three sons, Bob Gorden, Buck Gorden and Dennis Gorden; one daughter, Mary Primm; one sister, Beatrice Inlow; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Arvilla Gorden, one son, Delbert Gorden, and one grandson, Danny Walston. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 3rd, in the Rocky Cemetery with Rev. Max Deaton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Pallbearers were Bobby Brooks, Jr.; Brad Ashley, Michael Warren, Brandon Griffiths, Robby Hines, Steve Casey, Danny Smith and Greg Gorden
From the Mena Star newspaper Thursday, 9 Apr 1998

GOWEN, Daniel F.
Surnames: Gowen,
Funeral services for Daniel F.Gowen, 82-year-old resident of Gillham, Ark., were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Overturf church south of Grannis, with Rev. Ben Allen officiating. Interment was in the Overturf cemetery under the direction of the Geyer Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Charlie Kesterson, Bud Butler, Buck Morris, Sydney Cowan, Howard Reid and Robert Burns. Mr.Gowen was born April 22, 1869, at Lockesburg, Ark.,where he grew to manhood. He later moved to Gillham, where he lived the remainder of his life, serving the profession of a farmer. He was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Stone of Gillham, Ark.; and one niece, Mrs.H. E. Bounds, of Broken Bow, Okla.
Mena Star, January 17, 1952
Contributed by Janet

GREEN, Mrs. William R.
Surnames: Green, Whitehead, Parnell, Smith, Hahn
Funeral service for Mrs. Ella Green, wife of William R. Green of the Watson, Okla., community, who died Friday night at her home there, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Watson with the Rev. Lee Blake of Watson officiating. Burial at Watson cemetery was directed by the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. The pallbearers were Clyde Stout, A. L. Minyen, C. M. Humphreys, Jesse Parnell, Albert Duke and Thomas Brock. Mrs. Green was born December 26, 1876, at Dardanelle, Ark. She was married to Mr. Green, September 11, 1895, at Onyx, Ark. and had been living in the Watson community since 1922. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Artie Parnell, Gould, Okla., Mrs. Alfred Smith, Smithville, Okla.; Mrs.John Hahn, Watson, Okla.,seven sons, Eardy and Gordon Green, Whitesboro, Okla.; Artie Green, Salem, Ore.; Olaf Green, Rattan, Okla.; Olin Green, Mt. Hebron, Calif.; Harlin Green, Merrell, Ore.; two brothers, Otho Whitehead, Watson, Okla; Riley Whitehead, Los Angeles, Calif.; 52 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren.
Mena Star, April 5, 1951
Contributed by Janet

Sheriff Joplin and several other parties just up from Hatfield report the finding of the body of A. Griffin yesterday forenoon about 10 oclock, death having been caused by a fall. Mr. Griffin lives near ex-sheriff Johnson's place, and has several fish traps on the river. Thursday morning, as is usual, he went to the traps and did not return during the day. The following morning a searching party was organized to ascertain the cause of Mr. Griffin's disappearance and about 10 oclock they found his dead body on Mr. Ingersoll's place, about a quarter of a mile from home. Investigations revealed the cause of the fatal accident. It is supposed that in trying to step over a log, his foot slipped upon a rock and he fell, his head striking a sharp pine knot which penetrated his skull two or three inches and undoubtedly produced death instantly, as from appearances he never made a struggle after falling. Some claim that deceased was subject to heart failure or paralysis, which may have attacked him as he was in the act of stepping over the log. He is well known in and around Hatfield.
The Mena Star Dec. 15, 1904

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