Obituary for Loreda Graham

I was alerted to the passing of Loreda Graham via Barbara Van Camp’s Watts Family group on Facebook. Here is Loreda’s obituary, copied from the web site of Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton, Arkansas. My condolences to cousin Alpha Graham and family. Loreda Graham Loreda Catherine Graham, 79, of Marshall passed away Friday August 28,…

Obituary for Loye H. Bohannon

Originally published in the Harrison Daily Times in 1973. Loye H. Bohannon, Aged 73, of Leslie Loye H. Bohannon[1], aged 73, of Leslie, died at the Craig Nursing Home in Marshall Monday, June 11. He was born April 6, 1900[2] at Bear Creek in Searcy County. Survivors[3] include two brothers, Chester of Marshall and Neal…

Obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon

This obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon was published in the Marshall Mountain Wave on 13 October 1977. Neal Bohannon Died October 6 Virgil Cornelius (Neal) Bohannon, age 66, died at his home on October 6. He was born in Searcy County February 5, 1911, a son of the late Patrick and Mollie Bohannon[1]. He was…

1917 Draft Card of John Alexander Bohannon

Today, I added to my collection the draft registration card of John Alexander Bohannon, the only son of Patrick Bohannon and Rixey Watson. I’d previously written about Alex’s parents in The Many Wives of Patrick, Part One. Card Front Block 1 gave his name as Alex Bohannon. This is consistent with previous records: the 1900…

At the Bur in the Leah of the Forest

In a previous article, 1518 Wilson Avenue, I wrote that the 1940 census recorded Lawson Scott living as a border with William and Louise Watts in an apartment in Chicago. To quote myself: William and Lawson were both employed as “wreckers” in the “building wrecker” industry, with Lawson apparently having left behind his wife to…

Obituary: Effie Savage

I found this obituary at Barbara Van Camp’s WATTS Family group over at MyFamily.com, where it had been posted (and probably transcribed) by Ann McDonald. I’m not certain in which newspaper it appeared, but I suspect it was the Sikeston Standard-Democrat. Effie Savage Bohannon Effie Eunice Bohannon, 96, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., passed away February…

Obituary: Myrle Cohey

I found this obituary at Find A Grave. I’m not certain where it was originally published. A slightly different version of it can also be found on the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home web site. Myrle M. Bohannon April 4, 1914 - February 23, 2005 Myrle Bohannon, 90, of Marshall died Wednesday. She was a homemaker and…

Obituary: Birley Bohannon

My previous post mentioned Lawson Scott and Birley Bohannon, so now is a good time to post Birley’s obituary, which I’ve had in my collection for a while. This appeared in the Sikeston Standard-Democrat on Friday, 13 February 2004: Birley Scott MATTHEWS – Birley Evelyn Scott, 97, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at…