Frankie Lathum’s Obituary

I transcribed this obituary from an issue of The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri. I left the capitalization and spelling exactly how it appeared in the original publication. Frankie Lathum Service Monday MATTHEWS – Frankie Lathum, 60, farmer on route one, died of a heart attack, shortly after being admitted to the Missouri Delta Community…

A Gathering of Grahams

Forty-five years ago today, this brief article appeared in The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri recounting a gathering of Grahams. I’m not sure of the occasion – no obvious anniversaries or birthdays were on 19 October 1970, the date of the visit. Maybe they just missed each other’s company. Visits Uncle Monday evening Mr. and…

Jana Sue Rains Obituary

This morning I learned of the death of Jana Rains. Jana was a third cousin of mine. We corresponded briefly in 2013 after she discovered the article here at stately Graham Ancestry about her great grandmother, Minnie Graham. That article inspired Jana to create her own WordPress journal where, I hoped, she would write about…

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 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…

Two Watts Twice Counted

Charles Watts and his sister Blanche Watts were each counted twice in the 1940 census for Searcy County, Arkansas. The first count for both was on sheet 4B of enumeration district 65-1, the city of Marshall in Bear Creek Township, Searcy County. Enumerator Blaine T. Myatt visited the Watts home on Walnut Street on Friday,…