Obituary for Opal Geeham

A member of Find A Grave going by the name Cardinals Fan recently posted a scan of this obituary to the memorial that I manage for Opal Graham, née Geeham. The obituary most likely appeared in the Standard-Democrat newspaper of Sikeston, Missouri, but no source or date of publication was cited with the image. Mrs.…

Obituary for Anna Corinne Russell

Originally published in The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Tennessee on 3 December 2013. Anna Corrine Graham Anna Corrine Graham[1], 81, passed away December 1, 2013 at her home in Kriby[2] Pines Retirement Community. Corrine grew up in Brownsville , TX in her earlier years prior to attending Harding University in Searcy AR[3], were [sic] she…

Obituary for Ruel Ellison McClung

Ruel Ellison McClung Ruel Ellison McClung of Yuba City[1] passed away on November 25, 2008 at his residence, surrounded by his Family. He was born on July 8, 1924 in Marshall, Arkansas. Ruel served in the US Army in WW II. and also worked as a Construction Foreman for several construction companies in the local…

Obituary for Lisa Ann Greer

From the web site of the Ponder Funeral Home, Sikeston, Missouri. Lisa Ann Lathum Born: October 22, 1962Died: March 11, 2014 Lisa A. Lathum, age 51, died March 11, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Born October 22, 1962 in Sikeston to Otis and Merle McIntyre Greer who survive of Sikeston.…

Obituary for Veda Rains

Originally published in the Appeal-Democrat of Sutter County, California: Veda Grace Luttrell Veda Grace Luttrell, 89 of Sutter passed away March 25, 2014 in Sutter, CA. She was born December 21, 1924 in Searcy, Arkansas[1] to her parents, William and Eva Rains[2]. Veda was a longtime Sutter resident. Veda was a member of the Sutter…

Obituary for Randy Scott Treat

Randy Scott Treat (January 6, 1971 - December 10, 2007) Randy S. Treat, 36, of Pullman[1], died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1971 in Martinsville, Indiana , to Eddie Joe and Geneva (Stephens) Treat[2]. He was a carpenter and lived in the Pullman area for many years. Surviving is his…

Obituary for James Kenneth Martin

Originally published in the Harrison Daily Times of Harrison, Arkansas. James Kenneth Martin June 30, 1928 - Sept. 17, 2014 James Kenneth Martin was born the son of James Frank Martin and Stella Vione (Graham) Martin[1] on June 30, 1928, in Searcy County, and departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 17 (2014) at his home in…

Billy Wayne Watts

I learned of the passing of Bill Watts last week via Barbara Van Camp’s Watts Family forum on Facebook. Bill and his family were a big part of my childhood. In the 1970s and 1980s, they lived a couple of blocks away from us in Harvey, Illinois. Bill was my dad’s first cousin – Bill’s…

Genevieve Smith Lathum

I was browsing the web site of the Sikeston Standard-Democrat today when I came across something that saddened me – an obituary for Genevieve Smith Lathum. In 2011, I corresponded with her husband DJ Lathum via Genevieve’s Facebook account about Stella Graham Martin and Nona Graham Lathum. DJ and Genevieve were very friendly to me…

Rusty Graham

Recently I was contacted via Twitter by Todd Graham, a great grandson of Erman Zebedee Graham. We exchanged some family information including, sadly, the passing last week of Todd’s grand uncle Rusty Graham. This is Rusty’s obituary from the Fresno Bee. Rest in peace, Rusty. Rusty Graham Rusty Graham passed away on Sunday, March 9,…