Bradley County Arkansas Methodist Obituaries, 1884 - 1930
Bradley County, Arkansas Obituaries

Bradley County Obituaries Index
Extracted From The Arkansas Methodist Newspaper
1884 - 1930

Compiled by Jann Woodard and graciously transcribed for us by Debbie Patrick.

You can search the Surname Index below, first, or go right to the extracts to browse through page by page starting HERE.
NOTE: Some of the surnames do not have their own obituary, but are found in another person's obituary listing.
Search the pages for surnames that don't have their own obituary.

NEW obituary added on "Surnames T - Y" page - 15 July 2006

[ Surnames A - C ] [ Surnames D - H ] [ Surnames J - N ] [ Surnames P - S ] [ Surnames T - Y ]
Adams
Ainsworth
Ashcraft

Bailey
Baily
Barfield
Barnes
Barnett
Bartlett
Baxton
Beard
Beasley
Belin
Bennett
Billingslea
Blankenship
Bledsoe
Bolls
Bradley
Brazzell
Brewster
Broughton
Burk
Burnett

Canfield
Carmackel
Carr
Cassell
Chanceller
Chaddick
Chapman
Childs
Clanton
Clements
Cliett
Cone
Cox
Culbreath
Culpepper
Curry
Darby
Davis
Doggett
Douglas
Dowell
Drummond

Easterling
Ederington
Erwin
Evans

Faucett
Finch
Fowler
Frazer
Frazier

Gammel
Gardner
Gill
Glover
Goodman
Gorman
Guice

Hall
Halley
Hankins
Harding
Hargis
Herring
Hickman
Hicks
Howsen
Hoyle
Hudgins
Jackson
Johnson
Jones
Juniel

Keenan
Kemp
Kesterson
Kinard
King
Koonce

Langston
Ledbetter
Lee
Lewis
Long

Maroney
Martin
Mattingly
McCauley
McClain
McDaniel
McKenzie
McKinney
McLeod
McMahon
McMillan
Merritt
Mitchell
Murphy
Morgan

Neal
Neely
Parish
Park
Parnell
Parrott
Phillips
Pierce
Potter
Price

Rainey
Reap
Reaves
Rice
Richards
Richardson
Ricks
Risher
Ritchey
Robertson
Roddy
Rutledge

Sanders
Savage
Scobey
Sharp
Shirey
Shumaker
Simpson
Smith - NEW
Stafford - NEW
Stanley - NEW
Stephens - NEW
St. John - NEW
Stone - NEW
Temple
Thompson
Tindall
Tipton
Tobin
Toone
Trimble
Trussell
Turner
Turrentine

Vandersher
Vining

Waites
Ware
Watkins
Watson
Webb
Weir
Wells
Wheeler
Wherry
Whiteside
Williams
Withers

York
Young
We are very grateful to Jann Woodard for extracting, compiling and providing these Bradley County
obituaries from The Arkansas Methodist Newspaper and to Debbie Patrick for typing the extracts.

NOTES FROM JANN WOODARD


              One of the leading sources of information for the family researcher is the published 
         obituary. Finding an obituary in Bradley county prior to 1930 is next to impossible, unless 
         an old copy of the newspaper can be found in the possession of a private individual. It would
         appear that many copies were lost in the fire which occurred during the publication days of 
         Duvall Purkins. 

               Seldom do we find any obituaries of that era in the state paper unless the deceased 
         were held in high esteem by the community or some unlawful action caused a death. The Pine
         Bluff Commercial published a few from Bradley county, but there again, it was mostly prominent
         people. 

               Many researchers are unaware of two of the most useful sources for obituaries, and 
         when I found several articles in my search, a decision was made to extract as many obituaries
         of people with Bradley county connections as possible. Those two sources are the Arkansas 
         Methodist Newspaper and the Arkansas Baptist Advance which were published in Little Rock. 

               This compilation contains only the obituaries extracted from the Arkansas Methodist 
         Newspaper. It is microfilmed with a beginning date of 1884. My intent was to extract from 
         that time until 1930, when microfilming begins of the Eagle Democrat in Warren. 

               The pastors of Methodist churches wrote obituaries for most all deceased people of 
         their respective congregations and submitted them to the state paper. Usually dates of birth
         and death are given, and often times places of birth are listed, but mostly they are of 
         religious connotation. Not only did pastors submit these, but sometimes even family members 
         composed them. The paper was published weekly and most Methodists subscribed to the publication. 

               Anyone wanting to obtain information on the various Methodist ministers who submitted 
         obituaries may find the book, "Lest We Forget, or Character Gems Gleaned from South Arkansas,"
         by Rev. J.W. Riggin, very interesting. This book contains histories of most ministers who 
         served the Warren, Palestine, Jersey and New Edinburg circuits during the period of 1884 
         until 1930. 

                                              Jann Woodard 

                                                  1997 

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