Lone Valley Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas

Lone Valley Cemetery,
Montgomery County, Arkansas

Lone Valley Cemetery. Photo Sept. 2000.

Montgomery Co. ARGenWeb Project

The Lone Valley Cemetery 1886 - to 2002 is located .7 miles on Hwy 88 east of the 298 & 88 intersection in Sims in Montgomery County, Arkansas behind the Lone Valley Church. Thomas E. Swinford who died in 1886 was the first person buried at this site (now the Lone Valley Cemetery). He (17i) is buried beside his daughter. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Daves. Mary was a d/o A.M. Daves, and that family owned many acres there. Thomas and Mary's son is buried at Macedonia Cemetery. George and Cinthia Daves, according to courthouse documents sold land to the Texas, Arkansas and Indian Territory Eldership of The Church of God for $1 on September 10, 1890. Buried at Lone Valley Cemetery are about 300 and at least forty Carters, Stovall and Summits. The Barber Cemetery is located one mile north of Sims. 

Decoration Day is the fourth Sunday in May.  414 marked graves not counting the 20 reserved plots but including 16 fieldstones plus a tree stump, 20 illegible headstones and a few broken headstones. Who died d. Nov 30 1902? There is one Union soldier buried there. Obediah Laramore Co. H. 1st ARK Cav. Union Army. No dates are on the headstone but he was b. February 27, 1837. Died December 11 1915, Sims m. August 15, 1866 to Elizabeth Norman Hinton b. April 17, 1850 d. March 10 1915, Sims. There were six children, the forth was the male.

CSA Soldier
James A. McConnell served in Co I, 33rd Inf. Reg., CSA. His rank was private. He joined on June 24th 1862 at Caddo Gap, in Capt. Erwin's co. Grinsteads Regiment. He was born in 1827, in Hempstead Co. son of Robert & Sarah McConnell. He was fatally wounded in action in March 1863 in or near Little Rock. His wife Harriet went to Little Rock, claimed the body, and returned to bury him in Mt. Ida. The south fork of the Ouachita River was flooded and she could not cross it, so she buried him in Sims before the cemetery was named Lone Valley. He has remained there for 147 years, with nothing but a rock to mark his grave. In 1907 Harriet dies and is buried at his side. Her marker is a rock with the Int. H. T. scratched into it. She had married Lorenzo Trout for a period of about 5 years, 1865 to 1870, and never divorced from him. That is why her last name was Trout when she died. James and Harriet's daughter Martha A. McConnell/Copeland/Sims/Barnett is buried their. Martha's first husband William Copeland, and her second husband William Perry Sims is among them. I'm not sure exactly which fieldstone one is William Perry's. Information courtesy of David Johnson. Posted 12 Jan. 2010.

Marvin Tabor helped build the old Lone Valley Church building that stood where the present building stands. The old church building was torn down and the current one was built in the same spot. The old building was a taller structure. There was a dug well at the location in the very early 1900s. We believe there was originally a church building across the road, before the cemetery became established.

Lone Valley and Barber Cemetery Notice
To Funeral Directors and all Other:
No graves will be opened before permission is approved by the Cemetery Committee.  The Funeral Directors will be held responsible for violators of this Ordinance, and it will be his responsibility to correct and fully comply with the directors of the Cemetery Committee. For vehicle access to the Cemetery, contact
Cemetery Committee Members: Edward Stovall, Beulah Forga, Carl Beggs, Morris Carter
Secretaries: Carolyn Short, Nona Beggs


Flowers 
All flowers blown off graves or strewn over the Cemetery will be picked up and hauled to the dump.  On flat graves, please group your flowers as near the headstone as possible, so the mower can mow over the graves.  When cleaning the graves please take the old flowers and other trash to the dump.  Do not plant flowers, trees or shrubbery in cemetery. Please do not litter. Thank you.

The cemetery has been enlarged adding ground to the left of a grass track divides the old section from the new. There has been two cemetery books published covering the Montgomery Co. AR cemeteries both have additional names and information on the people buried here but I didn't find their headstones in March 2002. For Lone Valley the 1986 cemetery book is more accurate than the 1997 book. e.g. the Maxey's, Laramore's, Lundry's and Stephenson's are missing out of the 1997 book. Find A Grave 224 interments listed as Nov. 2010

Row 1 starts in the right hand corner of the photo, running parallel to a country road going right to left. Cemetery transcription by walking at the cemetery was completed during Spring Break March 2002 by Olwyn. Have not been back to recheck the transcription so there will be transcription errors. Email me please so I can make corrections - Thanks, Olwyn. 

Row 1
1a fieldstone
1b Lee		O.V.	 	June 3 1918 - Sept 9 1918
1c Stovall	Bird 		1889 - 1970			In Loving memory
1c Stovall	Myrtle	 	1892 - 1924
1d Stovall	Hugh	 	May 22 1917 - July 20 1984	Beloved father
1e Wilson	Virginia A. 	Mar  9 1943 - May 18 1997
1f Stovall	Sharon Gail 	1955 - 1956			d/o Mr & Mrs Hilton Stovall Darling we miss thee
1g Lundry	George	 	1890 - 1969
1g Lundry	Minnie 		1900 - 1978			At Rest
1h Lundry	Dorothy Lucille Jul  2 1917 - Aug 3 1934	d/o Mr & Mrs G.M. Lundry
1i Lundry	Billy	 	1948 - 1949
1j tree stump			artificial flowers
1k Summitt	Nancy A. 	Feb 20 1905 - May 8 1988
1k Summitt	Ervin B. 	June 5 1902 - Aug 17 1985	wed July 11 1920 We will meet again
1l Bissell	Vina M. Gore 	Feb 28 1924 - Nov 2 1993	With a song in her heart
1m Bond		Beckie 		1870 - 1940			At Rest
1n Coffman	Ollie Mae 	Mar  3 1897 - Sept 8 1978
1o Sidney	Wann 		1897 - Sept 8 1978
1o Sidney	Anna 		1905 - 1969
track dividing cemetery

1p Vines	Sherman Dood 	Jun 19 1922 -  Mar 23 1991
1p Vines	Lucille Claudia Mar 23 1928
1q Beggs	Mauricell 	Mar 16 1925 - June 25 1991	Precious Memories
1r Pierce	Phyllis A. 	Jun 17 1954 - March 18 1999	Beloved wife & mother

Row 2
2a Summit	Tillman		1905 - 1905
2b Summit	J.E. (Sabe)	1861 - 1920			At rest in Jesus
2b Summit	Rosetta		1868 - 1958
2c Summitt	James Jeff	1895 - 1978			US Army Pvt WW1 Military headstone
2c Morrison	Infant of R.D.	Jul  5 1928
2d Morrison	Mabel Ruth	Jan  3 1937 - Jan 19 1937	
2e Fieldstone	SH
2f FS
3g headstone	illegible
2h Cummings	Charles "Jesse"	Oct 13 1905 - Mar 30 1958	They live forever in Gods Eternal light and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
2h Cummings	Dessie "Jewell"	Oct  3 1912 - May  4 1995
2i Ball		Florence	1902 - 1963			At Rest with Jesus
2j Vines	Johnny F.	1942 - 1967			Our Loving son and brother
2k Worrell	James Wesley	1930 - 1982			US Navy Korea Military headstone
2l Vines	Thurman F.	Jan 17 1909 - Sep 12 2000
2m Vines	Bobby Joe	Jul 24 1946 - Aug 29 1988	We miss you darling
2n Vines	Sam Lee		Sep 19 1919 - Dec 29 1996	Together forever married Apr 14 1943
2n Vines	Thelma Lorene	May 28 1925 - Nov 13 1978

Row 3
3b Edmonds	Earl C.		Jul 13 1905 - Jun 12 1984
3c Edmonds	Ollie Mae	Sep 21 1900 - Feb 3 1981
3d Edmonds	Donald G.	1938 - 1939
3f Edmonds	William Lee	Nov 27 1963			God is Love
3g Edmonds	Shelia DeLayne 	1967 - 1967			God is Love
3h Summitt	Elvie Lou (Brown) L.P.N. 12.23.1923 - 11.28. 1975	Earth's Mercy Angel now. Heaven's forever.
3i Qualls	Roberta		1939 - 2 weeks			d/o Robert and Elvie Summitt
3j silk		flowers
3k Vines	Clara		1928 - 2000
3k Vines	Eldon		1926 - 1969			A sleeping in Jesus
3l Vines	Dale		1950 - 1971			Asleep in Jesus
3m Vines	Sterling Rayburn Nov 25 1934 - Apr 21 1985	At rest with Jesus
3n Vines	John Sterling	Mar 29 1903 - Aug 4 1994	In God's Care
3n Vines	Bessie F. Summitt July 9 1906 - Dec 9 1998
3o Vines	Lester Ila	Feb 26 1924 - blank			
3o Stovall	Infant		1941 - 1941			s/o Mr & Mrs Carril & Velma Stovall 
3p Anderson	Rev. Jodie	1910 - 1996
3p Anderson	Ruby A.		1908 - 1972
3q Summit	Steeley		Jan 22 1905 - Sep 26 1981	mason emblem
3q Summit	Essie		Aug 26 1907 - Aug 17 1985	married April 17 1929
3r reserved	AS	
3r reserved	GS	
3r reserved	BS
3r reserved	TS
track dividing cemetery			
3s Hollis	Orell T. 	Feb 28 1911 - Oct 12 1988	In loving memory 
3s Hollis	Carol J.	______				wed Apr 4 1960
3t In Loving memory of M. Suzanne Sealy	 Sep 12 1940 - ____ 	Wife Mother Grandmother
3t In loving memory of Don L. Sealy	 Nov 28 1921 - May 5 1997 Husband Father Grandfather Coach
3u Douglas	Gene D.		Apr 26 1925 - Dec 5 1989	US Navy WWII
3v NO		reserved
3w Summit family reserved
3x Stovall	Velma		Oct 3 1922
3x Stovall	Carril 		Aug 31 1923 - Dec 23 1939
3y Stovall	Carolyn		1942
3y Stovall	Dewayne		May 19 1942 - Mar 11 1997
3z DS & MS	reserved

Row 4
4a Varner	Lula May	May 17 1917 - Jan 18 1918	Gone to be an angel
4b Curtis	Fred F.		s/o M.T. Curtis and grandson of Mr & Mrs Feldon Curtis
4c Curtis	Ben		1923 - 1923			s/o Ben T. Curtis
4d unusual grave concrete above ground convex			s/o Mr & Mrs H. Summit

Row 5
5a Summit	James F. Rev. 	Jan  8 1881 - Jul 30 1962	At Rest	 F and FM (Mason) 
5a Summit	Malinda 	Apr  4 1888 - Jan 27 1960
5b Summit	Rosetta		1868 - 1958
5b Summit	Huston		Feb 25 1910 - Mar  9 1912	s/o F. Summit
5c Summit	Pauline		1923 - 1931
5d Summit	Veron T.	Nov 30 1921 - Sep 10 1995	Brother Uncle	None knew him, but to love him. Mason
5e Summit	Buford J.	Jan 31 1930 - Mar 13 2002	[b. Cedar Creek, AR  d. Hot Springs, AR]
   concrete block
5f concrete	 block		                			
5g Standerfer	Kathleen	Dec 1928 - Oct 1929
5h Vines	Dona		1891 - 1972
5h Vines	Feldon L.	1890 - 1924			In loving memory
5i Summit	Dan		Dec 14 1915 - Nov 26 1931	Meet me in heaven, I know I am going there	
5j Vines	Logan		Nov  7 1913 - Nov 16 1981
5k Summit	Walter R.	Oct 16 1882 - Jul 20 1963
5k Summit	Lucinda J.	Sep  6 1884 - Oct  2 1940	She lived and died a Christian  
5l Summitt	Earl		1901 - 1964
5l Summitt	Ebbie		1905 - 1977			FHM Thornton Meet me in heaven 
5m Summitt	L. Earleen "Tots" Feb 22 1937 - d/o Mr & Mrs Earl Summitt  "I'll meet you in heaven"  Dav -S/SGT US WAC CONARC blank
5n Summitt	Eumon Evron	Jan 10 1930 - Mar 29 1959	s/o Mr & Mrs Earl Summitt S.SGT 11 Field Maint. SO AF
5o Carter	Oder L.		Apr 16 1912 - Oct 1 1940	She was the sunshine of our home
5o Carter	Sterling	Oct  4 1909 - Aug 7 1982
5p Summitt	Henry J. 	1874 - 1957
5o Summitt	Nellie E.	1880 - 1957
5p Summitt	Vernie R.	1914 - 1968			At rest
5r Summitt	Sherman		Jan 11 1916 - Jul 13 1980	PFC US Army WWII
5r Summitt	Effie
5s Summitt	Ray Jr		1948 - 1996			s/o Sherman and Effie		
5t Mabry	Ernest		1904 - 1972			The Lord's My Shepherd
5t Marby	Sylvia		1906 - 1993
5u Bissell	Wilma		Mar 12 1919 - Oct 22 1976	A loving wife and mother meet me in heaven
5v Bissell	Ansley B.	Jul  7 1917 - Apr 29 1987	Pvt US Army military headstone
5w Summit	Gordon H. Rev.	Aug 29 1912 - Aug 18 1990	At rest
5x Summit	Lida Maud Anderson Jan 7 1916 - Sep 26 2000	At Rest
track dividing cemetery
5y Beggs	Thomas A.	Jun 16 1917 - Jun 29 1988
5y Beggs	Bertie	M.	Sep 24 1924 -

Row 6
6a Stovall	D.H.		Apr 27 1852 - Nov  4 1934	God called thee home. He thought it best
6b Stovall	M. Ellen	Dec  7 1854 - May 16 1932	wife of D.H.
6c Stovall	Infant		Nov  8 1903 - Aug 17 1910	Inf. of D.H. and M.E.
6d Stovall	Epsie		1902 - 1968			In loving memory
6d Stovall	Jeff		1896 - 1986			PVt US Army WWII military headstone
6d Stovall	Boon		Sep 27 1920 - Aug 20 1922
6e Forga	Doyle W.	Apr 29 1921 - Apr  2 1991	Mason emblem
6e Forga	Beulah V.					Eastern Star emblem
6f Stipe	William H.	Dec 12 1874 - Nov 20 1914
6g Stipe	Infant		1912				of W.H. & Jessie Stipe
6h Kanady	two infants	1926 and 1928			of Mr and Mrs Ira Kanady  
6i Kanady	Dale D.		May  3 1937 - Oct 30 1983

Row 7
7a Stovall	William R.	1875 - 1966
7b Stovall	Sarah A.	Sep 26 1885 - Dec 25 1918	A tender mother and faithful friend
7c Stovall	_______u	Mar  6 1901 - May 17 1901	Gone to rest
7d Stovall	Belor		Mar  2 1902 - Aug 22 1904	Sweet be you rest
7e Stovall	Infant		?____5      - July 10 1910	of WR & AS
7f Stovall	R.G.		Jan 29 1914 - Oct 13 1918	Asleep in Jesus
7g Singleton	W.M.		Aug 26 1896 - Sep 16 1898	Asleep in Jesus
7i Woolard	W.H.						Beloved stepfather
7j Kanady	infant son	1926				Mr and Mrs George Kanady
7k Maxey	Edna R.		1903 - 1972
7k Maxey	Louis		1900 - 1974			In Loving memory
7l Maxey	Baby		1925 - 1925
7m Maxey	Fannie Louise	1930 - 1932
7n Maxey	Eugenia Faye	1934 - 1934
7o Maxey	Jerry Mac	1940 - 1957
7p Maxey	Edward Lee	1929 - 1959
7q Moore	infant of					Mr & Mrs Willie Moore
7r Hatton	Willie E.	Jul  4 1911 - Mar 22 1986
7r Hatton	Alma G.		Feb 17 1919 - 			wed July 5 1937
7s Hatton	Darrell		1938 - 1966			In loving memory
7s Hatton	Patsy		1944
7t Hatton	Carl Ray	Aug  4 1943 - May 25 1986	SP4 US Army Vietnam Military headstone
7u Davis	Paul Casey	Jul 17 1972 - Jul 17 1972	s/o Fred & Anita Davis
7v Seals	Barton L. "Jack" Mar 12 1921 - Mar 4 1992	Cox US Navy	Military headstone
7v Seals	Aletha
7w Harber	Judy L. Beggs	Jan  5 1955 - Aug  6 2000	Loving mother and wife 

Row 8
8a Summit	Porter G.	Dec 28 1896 - Nov 1 1973
8b Summit	Lester		Jun 22 1928 - Oct 7 1931	FHM Thornton
8c Summit	Lester		Jun 22 1928 - Oct 7 1931
8d Summit	Pauline		1923 -1931
8e Summit	Ester		Aug 26 1907 - Oct 7 1931
8f Summit	Marada		Jul 24 1900 - Oct 6 1931	
8h Summit	Calvin		Feb  2 1918 - Mar 18 1918
8g Summit	Wilburn		1921 - 1922
8l Carter	Mary Etta	Jul 12 1885 - Jun  7 1940	She was the sunshine of our home
8m Carter	Raymond		1914 - 1963			In loving memory
8m Carter	Alice		1917 - 
8n Carter	Ople		Jan  4 1911 - Jun 8 1958
8o Carter	Bennie Lee	Dec 22 1880 - Jul 6 1944	At Rest
8o Carter	Margrett E.	Dec 20 1864 - Feb 7 1957
8p Carter	Bertie Lee	May 18 1903 - Aug 25 1903	etching of a lamb
8q Hagger	James L.	Mar 15 1893 - Mar 30 1916
8r Haggard	James C. 	Oct. 8 1901   Aged about 40 years
8s fieldstone
8t Baker	Lisa Jane	Apr  8 1978 - Jun  2 1979
8u Stovall	Don		Apr 23 1950 - Mar 16 1987	Our Son SP4 US Army Vietnam
8u Brown	Richard R.	1923 - 1982			Geneva S. 1929 -
8v Forga	Gary		Oct 25 1950 - Aug  9 1989	Precious are the memories of "Michael" US Army Vietnam
8w Forga	Herman		Feb 22 1904 - Dec  2 1983 	Married Jan 2 1926
8w Forga	Mary Baggs	Feb 24 1911 - 
8x Chambers	Herbert E.	Jan  5 1930 - Nov  2 1981	Loving memory
8y Forga	Mary Jo Welch Collier Apr 21 1937
8y Forga	Bobbie Ray	Apr 28 1935 - Apr 20 2000	m/ July 20 1979 SP4 US Army  Apr 28 1935 - Aug 16 2000 Thornton FH
8z Collier	Robert Keith	1/6/1956 - 10/15/2001		Age 45 Thornton FH
track dividing cemetery

9a Summit	Vahtee		Oct 13 1914 - Nov 13 1914	
9b Gibbs	Ellis		1090 - 1912			At Rest
9c Gibbs	Isom		1882 - 1961
9c Gibbs	Mollie A.	1884 - 1953
9d reserved plots
9e reserved plots
track dividing cemetery

10a Burns	James J.	Aug 10 1866 - Apr 19 1900	unstable headstone 3 feet tall
10b Arrington	Lou A.		Aug 31 1853 - Feb  8 1908
10c Summit	Martha	A.	Jan 17 1852 - Sep 19 1938	wife of D.S. Summit Here rests a true companion and a loving mother. Her place cannot be filled by any other
10d Summit	Rev. D.S.	Jul 20 1848 - Nov 26 1922	Gone but not forgotten
10d Summit	Grover C.	Feb 25 1892 - Sep 12 1915	You are not dead to us but a brighter star unseen, I've hold that you are ever near,  Through death miracles be seen
10e Summit	Thomas Jefferson Aug 16 1887 -Apr 26 1895	Our sweet darling sleeps sweetly here. Metal & glass headstone
10f Hinton	Celesta Ann	1858 - 1893
10g Hinton	Olive		8.24.1898 - 11.22.1898		(a little square brass plate on a flat concrete base)
10h Hinton	Nora May	1883 - 1900
10i Hinton	Mittie Hester	d. June 23 1903			(a little square brass plate on a flat concrete base)
10j headstone	illegible
10k base only	headstone gone
10l West	Tom L.		Sep  2 1915 - Jun  4 1986	Wed Sept. 17 1933
10l West	Beulah E.	Oct 30 1913 - Aug 11 2000	In loving memory
10m concrete	 block
10n West	Estelene	?Jan 7 1935 - Jan 7 1953
10o West	Lonnie L.	Dec 28 1938 - Dec 28 1938
10p Carter	Alonzo H.	Sep 21 1907 - Aug  4 1990
10p Carter	Grace V.	Sep 18 1909 - Jul 19 1987
10q West 	Donnie L.	Dec 28 1938 - Feb 22 1939	
10r Carter	Baby		1938 - 1938			Our Darling
10s Baker	Laura		1898 - 1978
10s Baker	Oscar		1898 - 1965
10t McInnes	Jacolyn Merchant 1930 - 1979
10u McInnes	James W.	died Dec 8__ 			age 69 8 moths 20 days Carruth FH
10v Summit	Fredie S.	Dec  9 1899 - Aug 24 1987	Wed Sept. 21 1919
10v Summit	Lula Mae West	Apr 29 1904 - Aug  3 1991	We will meet again
10w Stovall	Estelle		Aug 21 1930 - Jan 14 1997	At rest with Jesus
10w Stovall	Weldon Punk	Nov 13 1928 - Apr  5 2000
10x Summitt	Wandal		Sep 24 1926
10x Summitt	Nelson T.	Feb 12 1925 - Feb 13 2001

11a fieldstone
11b fieldstone
11c fieldstone
11d Summit	Willis		Oct 29 1908 - Nov 15 1909
11e Summit	General Clayton	Jun 22 1905 - Jan  5 19__	broken
11f Summit	Infant		b & d ___ 11 1922
11h Summitt	Floe		1908 - 1935			At rest
12a headstone	illegible
12b headstone	illegible
12c Warren	Mary E.		Sep  5 1848 - Apr 12 1916
12d Warren	W.S.		1871 - 1946			Mason emblem
12e Summit	Mahala O.	Oct 15 1872 - Jan 14 1962	Awaiting the resurrection
12f Barnett	Almedia		Sep 15 1879 - Aug 30 1897
12f _arnett	Ala_eria					d.o M & G.S	
12g broken headstone		Jun 1893
12h Barnett	Susannah	Jan 27 1856 - Jun 19 1898
12i headstone	illegible
12j headstone	illegible
12j Bogard	Ann		Apr  5 1830 - Aug  9 1889
12k Brand	Lillie
12l Brand	Gilford						Gilford & Ira
12l Brand	Ira	
12m Brand	Willie						Willie & Rosie
12m Brand	Rosie
12n McConnell	Grandma Gaston	
12o BUS
12p BWY
12q fieldstone
12s Stovall	M.J. "Jack"	1887 - 1965			In loving memory
12t Stovall	Lucy		1888 - 1975			At rest.
12u Carter	Infant		Aug 27 1930			Infant of Austin & Ova
12u Merchant	Edna Carter	Jul 25 1900 - Sep 6 1947	She was a kind and affectionate mother
12w Carter	Austin		1905 - 1981			At rest in Jesus
12w Carter	Ova		1911 - 1969
12y Stovall	Grover W.	Jun  2 1920 - Mar 30 1995	Parents of Larry and Donna
12y Stovall	Euna A.		Aug 24 1924			Precious memories
12z Stovall	Larry Don	Nov 11 1945 - May 11 1989	Dad, son & brother Precious memories

row starts half way between 12 and 13
*a Merriot	Sarah Meagan	Dec 18 1900 - Aug 12 1992	Our m___ angel Sister of Cory
*b Hamilton	Mildred		Oct 10 1915 - May 29 1943
*c Carter	Jacob		Mar 19 1920 - Aug 12 1978	Rest is thine and sweet remembrance ours PVT US Army WWII
*d McCulough	Rosey		Aug  3 1907 - Dec  1 1922	wife of W.F.  A light from our household is gone....
*e Carter	Mary Etta	Jul 12 1885 - Jun  7 1940	She was the sunshine of our home
*f Carter	Carol Birt	Oct 10 1888 - Apr 24 1958
*g Phillips	Mirl		Mar  3 1931 - Aug  1 2000
*g Phillips	Mary		May 13 1931 -			Married Aug 24 1932 Loving parents of .... Billingsley FH
*h Hamilton	Ernest		Sep 19 1904 - Mar 30 1916
*h Hamilton	Media		Sep 13 1909 - May  7 1983	To know them was to love them
*i Hamilton	Milton Leon	Dec    1934 - Jan    1995	SP4 US Army Vietnam military headstone
*i Hamilton	Shirley		Sep  5 1940 -			married Dec 29 1967
*j Carroll	John "C.J"	Mar 18 1938 - Aug 15 1995	Our beloved brother
*k Sandlin	Virginia	Jul  3 1929 - May 25 1946
*k Sandlin	Rudell		Jun 20 1924 - Apr 10 1997	Marion Rudell Sandlin Tec 5 US Army WWII
*l Jackson	Rosalle		Dec 19 1933			Married Aug 15 1992
*l Jackson	Davis Woodrow 	Sep 12 1921 - May 16 2001	Jesus called
13a headstone	illegible
13b Gibbs	Nancy E.	Jun 13 1856 - Dec 22 1945	wife of W.G. Gibbs At Rest
13c Marshall	Jack		no dates new headstone		husband of Nancy Gibbs
13d Copeland	General		Feb 8 1908 - Jan 17 1918
13e Summit	Infant of	___ K.J. & S___
13f headstone	illegible
13f Phillips	Baby Myrtle	1889 - 1893 			4 years
13g headstone	illegible
13g Stovall	
13h Stovall	Gilbert		1910 - 1969			In loving memory
13i headstone	illegible
13j Stovall	John H.		Oct 22 1880 - Mar  6 1916	Woodsman of the World Memorial (5' high marble tree)
13k Stovall	Fannie		Apr 21 1914 - Dec 24 1918	Sweet be that rest
13k Stovall	Junie J.	Jun  7 1905 - Sep  4 1907	d/o J.H. & E.E. Stovall
13l Stovall	Eufammie E.	Feb  9 1877 - Jan  8 1916	Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow over thee weep
13l Stovall	Infant		May 15 1937			d/o C.L. & O.E.
13m Stovall 	John B.		Jan 27 1907 - Feb 24 1916	Weep not father and mother for me. I am waiting in glory for thee
13n Townsend	Larcaly		Sep  8 1900 - Dec 25 1970
13n Townsend	Vander		Jan 27 1903 - Mar  8 1964	Arkansas PVT Co. K 321 Infantry WWI
13o Whisenhunt	Woodrow Ben	Nov  9 1916 - Sep 11 1999	Thornton FH
13o Whisenhunt	Zona M.		Apr  5 1921 
13p reserved	 plot
13q reserved	 plot
track dividing cemetery
	
13r Summit	Rev. Arnold J.	Aug  1 1918 - Mar 11 1990	Loving memories last forever
13r Summit	Lorene		Oct  1 1922
13s Amerson	Rob		1869 - 1953	
13t Carter	Winona Gibbs	Nov 24 1926			married Sept. 28 1946
13t Carter	Morris Carl	Jan 11 1923 - Feb 20 2000	PFC US Army WWII
13u Trapp	Tommie Cole	Apr 19 1945			"Tom" s/o Morris & Winona Carter

14a headstone	broken illegible
14b headstone 	illegible
14c McDonald	Lois Lathell	Sep 10 1926 - Oct  5 1926
14d McDonald	Aubrey		1904 - 1926			wife of C.O. Age 22. Her life was like a sunbeam pure and fair now she is shining with angels overhead 
14e McDonald	Thelma Aline	Feb 13 1924 - Mar 17 1925	

15a headstone	illegible
15b Stephenson	Pauline		Jul 23 1910 - Sep 22 1934	She was the sunshine of our home
15c Stephenson	Baby Warren	1921
15d Stephenson	Infant		Oct  4 1903 - 14 Apr 1904	infant of J.S. & J.E.
15e Stephenson	Fannie I.	Jul 29 1866 - Mar 30 1893
15f Stephenson	Andrew J.	Feb  2 1861 - Oct  9 1934
15g Stephenson	Jemima E.	Jul  2 1875 - Nov 15 1967
15h Martin	M.O.		May  3 1887 - Jul 25 1917
15i Martin	Claud W.	Feb 14 1907 - Jan 23 1945
15j headstone	illegible
15k headstone	illegible
15l broken	d. Nov 30 1902
15o Murray	Tilda		Nov  6 1897 - Jun 11 1920	Weep not father and mother for me for I am waiting in glory for thee
15m Carter	Whayland	May 19 1908 - Nov 21 1908
15n Carter	Jettie Lee	Oct 23 1903 - Oct 18 1918
15o Carter	Love		1876 - 1952			Mother asleep in Jesus
15p Carter	Alfred		Sep  8 1898 - Aug  4 1990
15p Carter	Ethel		Apr  3 1906 - Sep 13 1980
15q Carter	Jim		Nov 16 1872 - Feb 25 1949
16a illegible	FH marker
16b illegible	FH marker
16c Rouse	Louis		Jun 22 1858 - Jun 16 1916	We trust in God to meet thhe again
16d Vines	L.M.		Jul 14 1886 - Jan 10 1916	w/o J.C. We trust in God to meet thee again
16e fieldstone
16f fieldstone
16g Vines	J.C. 		Jan 16 1861 - Mar 20 1951
16h Vines	L.O.		Nov 15 1864 - Jun 16 1909
16i Maddox	Elizabeth	Mar 18 1818 - Apr  2 1891	wife of J. Maddox
16j concrete block
16k heasdstone	infant
16l marble base
16m Laramore	Obediah						Co. H. 1st ARK Infantry
16n Laramore	Elizabeth N.	1850 -1917
16o Baby
16p Baby
16q Baby
16r Baby
16s Beggs	Jess R.		1871 - 1919
16s Beggs	Mary J.		1871 - 1951			In God's care
16t Carter	Andrew
16u Carter	M.B.		Dec 24 1845 - Sep 17 1918
16v Carter	Tensee A.	Jul 12 1852 - Apr 22 1957	wife of M.B. She was a kind and affectionate wife. A fond mother and a friend to all
16w Carter	Ida		Jan 21 1875 - Aug 15 1944	A tender mother and a faithful friend	
16w Carter	William J.	Nov 13 1869 - Aug  2 1944	He was much loved by God and man
16x Carter	Leora		Aug 10 1911 - Apr 21 1945	wife of K.E. Far off thou art but ever high, I have thee still and I rejoice
16y Carter	Kermit		1911 - 1959			Our loving husband and father

17a West	Howard Lee	Jun 16 1928 - Aug 24 1991	wed July 30 1947  PFC US Army WWII  Thornton FH
17a West	Maurne		Jan 11 1931
17b West	Wesley L.	Jan 28 1901 - Apr 27 1971
17b Carter	Nellie West 	Jul  5 1904 - May 15 1986	In loving memory
17c West	Hester		Dec 15 1899 - Jul 29 1921
17d Stephenson	Alia Lee	Apr 2 1898 - Sep  22 1904	d/o E.D. & M.M.
17e Townsend	Georgia		Dec  6 1878 - Jan 17 1952	Asleep in Jesus
17f Townsend	W.E.		Sep 10 1873 - Feb 12 1951	Asleep in Jesus
17h Townsend	Maggie E.	Jan 12 1903 - Jun 8 1915	A light from our household gone. A voice we loved stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts that never can be filled
17g Townsend	Harl		May 24 1917 - Sep 1 1934	Weep not father and mother for I am waiting in glory for thee
17i Swinford	Thomas		Jan  2 1852 - May 7 1886	Life's work well done. He rests in peace. (white marble headstone)
17j Johnston	Mary Elizabeth	Oct 24 1857 - Oct 9 1925	Weep not for she is not dead but sleepth (Swinford, Daves)(white marble headstone)
17k Pinion	Baby
17l Pinion	Baby
17m Pinion	Baby
17o Townsend	Raymond Kelsie	Nov 23 1926 - Apr 24 1981	US Army WWII
space
17p Carter	Ozie		1906 - 1906			Thornton FH Marker attached to conrete slab
17p Carter	Ozro		1906 - 1906			Thornton FH Marker attached to conrete slab
17q Townsend	Doris		1928 - 1950			At rest
17r Bonds	Beulah		Oct 21 1911 - Sep 15 1998	52 years wedded bliss
17r Bonds	Tommy		Feb 22 1904 - Aug 18 1979	They built a monument of love in the hearts of all who new them
17s Vines	Hazel M.	Jul 17 1917 - Mar 10 1997
track dividing cemetery
18a Abernathy	Lincoln L.	Mar 26 1909 - Dec 31 1973
18a Abernathy	Zeiler		Mar  8 1912 - Mar 30 2001
18b Abernathy	James Matthew	Jan 26 1982 - Dec  2 2001
18c headstone	illegible
18d headstone	illegible
18e Abernathy	James "Bill"	Aug 14 1896 - Mar 24 1981
18e Abernathy	Lydia N. 	Jan 12 1911 - Jun  3 1963	In loving memory
18f Fulton	Effie		1894 - 1975			In loving memory
18f Fulton	Pulchary	Feb 11 1852 - Jan 10 1909
18g Fulton	Jerome B.	1879 - 1962
18h Fulton	Vera		Mar 17 1896 - Sep  9 1935
18i Fulton	Daniel		Jun 17 1843 - Sep  4 1901
18j Fulton	Loretta		May 26 2892 - Oct  5 1893
18k Townsend	Howard		Sep 25 1912 - Oct  4 1987
18k Townsend	Billy Gene	Nov 13 1957 - Feb  3 1983
18k Townsend	Elsie		Aug 19 1919 - Apr  2 1975
18l reserved
18m reserved
18n Beggs	Richard		1896 - 1967
18o Beggs	Billy Gerald	Nov 18 1934 - Sep 1986
18p Beggs	Jewel Dean	Sep 28 1930 - Jun 19 1934
18q fieldstone
18r fieldstone
18s concrete block
18t Carter	Eutaretha	Sep 11 1915 - Sep 27 1915
19a Gibbs	Ocus		Mar 25 1910 - May 31 1987
19a Gibbs	Marie		Apr 24 1915 - Oct 28 1946	In loving memory
19b base
19b Claude  	base
19c fieldstone
19d broken
19e fieldstone
19f fieldstone
19g reserved LRB
19h reserved LRB
19i reserved LRB
19j reserved LRB
19k reserved LRB
19l Smith	Marie		Jul 31 1927 - Apr 12 2001 	Thornton
19l Smith	Carl J. 	Apr  3 1923
19m Beggs	Lester Ray	Sep  6 1936 - Mar  9 1937	Darling we miss thee
19n Beggs	John		1899 - 1983
19n Beggs	Jossie		1898 - 1963
19o Carter	Garland		1907- 1915			In loving memory
19p Carter	Berry		1886 - 1975			Together forever
19p Carter	Bobbie		1888 - 1956
19q Stovall	Florence	Dec 1913 - Jun 1987
19q Stovall	Felbert		1908 -1975
20a Laramore	Ella		Oct  2 1876 - Jan 22 1918	wife of Chris Laramore
20b Ferguson	Dovie Rosetta Baker 1897 - 1923			Mother At Rest in Jesus
20c Baker	Montie		1907 - 1911        
20d Baker	Jeffie		1890 - 1890
20e Baker	Gertrude	1895 - 1896
20f ?Rantin	infant						of Lucy & Andrew
20g ?Rantin	Infant						of Lucy & Andrew
21a Matzke	Ida Mae		Jul 12 1914 - Nov  8 1995
21b Keeley	Rose Ann	Jun 31 1926 - Dec  8 1998	Our precious mother and grandmother
22a Townsend	Cleo Plyler	Oct  6 1920 - Apr 30 1997
22a Townsend	Thomas Herbert	Apr  3 1921 - Aug  1 1998	PVT US Army WWII   Mason emblem 

The Lone Valley Church is between Pencil Bluff and Sims right off the road. Photo taken Sept. 2000.
Lone Valley Church of God.
Located 1 miles east of Sims on Highway 88.  There were church services held at this location and across the road before the cemetery became established.

Saturday, June 2, 2001 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
MOUNT IDA -- Alice O. ABERNATHY, age 89, of Mount Ida died Wednesday. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with interment in the Lone Valley Cemetery at Sims.

Friday, March 29 1996 The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 
MOUNT IDA - The Rev. Jodie ANDERSON, 85, of Mount Ida died Thursday, March 28, 1996, at a Mount Ida nursing home. Born April 18, 1910, in Olny, Okla., to Thomas and Ada Carr Anderson, he was a retired minister and member of Prairie Grove Church of God. He was predeceased by his wife, Retha Kinsey Anderson. Survivors include four sons, Leon Anderson of Bryant, Ray Anderson of Hot Springs, Bob Anderson of Sims and Lloyd Anderson of Mount Ida; a brother, Leo Anderson of Riddle, Ore.; a sister, Lida Summit of Mount Ida; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lone Valley Church of God with the Rev. Marcus Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 12 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are by Thornton Funeral Home, Mount Ida. Submitted by Doug Anderson. Sept 2001

July 3 2000  Montgomery County News
Clara Maye BAKER
, 71, of Sims, passed away in her home on July 5, 2000. She was born on August 6, 1928 in Ozark, to the late Joe Whisenhunt and the late Emma Elder Whisemhunt.  She was preceded in death by one son Dale Vines, two brothers Witt Whisenhunt and Woodrow Whisenhunt and one sister Lorene Vines.  Survivors are her husband Victor Baker, one son Douglass Vines, two sisters Allie Vines and Eula Fae Blackburn, one brother Doyle Whisenhunt  and three grandchildren Amanda, Adam and Courtney.  Graveside service was at the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims.  With Bro. Dee Goss and Silas Breashears officiating.  Services were July 8, under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.

Herbert E. CHAMBERS
Mount Ida - Services for Herbert E. Chambers, 51, who died Nov. 2, 1981, in Rescue, California, will be 2 p.m. today at the Lone Valley Church of God at Sims with Rev. Jody Anderson officiating. Pallbeares will be G. M. Forga, Bob Forga, Wayne Hopper, Bob Dillard, Junior Buxton, Carl Beggs and Larry Thornton. Burial will be in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thornton  Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

April 14, 2001 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 
SIMS -- Marie BEGGS, 73, of Sims, died Thursday, April, 12, 2001.
Funeral services for Mrs. Beggs are 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Lone Valley Church of God with burial at Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims, Ark. Family visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

Montgomery County News 1990
Alonzo Hardy CARTER
Alonzo Hardy Carter, 83, of Story, died Thursday, Oct 4, 1990 at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1907 in Sims, the son of Bill Carter and Ida Rowe Carter. He had been a resident of Montgomery County for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a Protestant. Survivors include his daughter, Elth V. Woods of Story; a sister, Elsie Booth of Hot Springs; two grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Oct 6, at 2 p.m. at Lone Valley Cemetery with the Rev. Kennith Carter officiating. Burial was in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

Montgomery County News 1987
Grace CARTER
Grace Carter, 77, of Mount Ida died Sunday, July 19, at her home. Mrs. Carter was born September 18, 1909 in Murfreesboro to the late Clarence Standerfer and Lina McDaniel. Mrs. Carter had been a resident of the area most of her life, She was a housewife and a Baptist. Survivors include: her husband, Alonzo Carter of Mt Ida; one daughter, Eltha V. Woods of Story; three sisters, Ann Ralfiff of Mount Ida, Ruby Blair of Story and Lois Smith of Mount Pleasant, Texas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Services were conducted Tuesday, July 21 at 3 p.m. at the Lone Valley Church of God with the Reverend Kenneth Carter officiating. Pallbearers were; Bobby Irons, Glen Irons, Jimmy Blair, Duane Carter, Donny Blair and Ulyses Carter. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thorton Funeral Services of Mount Ida.

February 24 2000  Montgomery County News 
Morris Carl CARTER
, 77, of Mount Ida, AR, died February 20, 2000, in his home.  He was born January 11, 1923, in Sims to the late Berry Carter and the late Bobbie McKinney Carter. Carter was a member and deacon of the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims, a WWII veteran, and retired from Rockwell International in Tulsa, OK. Survivors include: his wife Winona Gibbs Carter; two sons, Clay Carter of Bartlesville, OK and Ron Carter of Choctaw, OK; one step son, Tommy Trap of the home; four grandchildren...., ; one sister Dessie.... of Tulsa, Ok; and one brother, Jimmy Carter of Sims.  Pallbearers were: I.J. McKinney, Kent Carter, Billy Whisenhunt, Russell Whisenhunt, Donald Ray Stovall and Bill Daniels.  Services were Tuesday, February 22, at 2; pm at the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims with Bro. Willis Summitt officiating.  Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

November 17 1981 Tuesday The Sentinel -Record, Hot Springs,, AR.
William CARTER
Mount Ida -William Austin Carter, 76, of Sims, died Mon., Nov. 16, 1981, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was a native and life resident of Montgomery County , a retired
U. S. Forest Service employee and a member of the Lone Valley Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Carter of Sims; three daughters,  Fannie Booth and Bonnie Irons, both of Mount Ida, and Frances Irons of Story;  one stepson, Howard Lee West of Story; one stepdaughter, Betty Shaw of Hot
Springs; one brother, Alonzo Carter of Story; two sisters, Elsie Booth of Hot Springs and Hattie Goodner of Heavener, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wed. in the Lone Valley Church of God with
burial in Lone Valley Cemetery by Thornton Funeral Service of Mount Ida.

August 11 1989  The Oklahoma 
Gary Michael FORGA, 38, of Oklahoma City. Post Office employee, died Aug. 9, 1989. Survivors include his mother, Mary Forga, of AR; sisters, Johnnie ..., of Oklahoma City and Norma ..., of Sims, AR; brother, Bobbie Ray Forga, of Del City. Burial to be Saturday in Lone Valley Cemetery, Sims, AR.

August  24, 2000  Montgomery County News 
Bobbie Ray FORGA
age 65 of Oden, passed away in a Hot Springs hospital on August 16, 2000.  He was born on April 28, 1935 in Malden to the late Herman Forga and Mary Baggs Forga.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Michael Forga, and one sister Johnnie Dale Burton.  Survivors: ,other Mary Baggs Forga, wife Mary Forga, two sons Rick Forga and Michael Forga, one daughter Debbie Wills, two step sons Keith Collier and Gary Dean Collier, and one step daughter Kennetha Ann Clayton, one sister Norma Chambers, fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Services were Saturday, August 19 at the Lone Valley Church of the God with bro. David Birdsong officiating and burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

August  10, 2000  Montgomery County News 
Judy (Beggs) HARBER, 45, of Fort Smith, passed away in a Fort Smith Hospital August 6, 2000.  She was born on January 5, 1955 in Sims, to the late Thomas Beggs and Birtie Carter Beggs.  Survivors include her mother Birtie Mae Carter Beggs her husband Dennis Harber, two sons Blandon Deen and Hansel Deen, two sisters Jewell Taylor of Pine Ridge and Deborah Rodreguez of Sims, three brothers Jerry Beggs of Chula, Ogene Beggs of Dardanelle and Harry Beggs of Sims; mother and father-in-law Jerolene and Thurman Harber three sister-in-laws Linda Beggs, Harriett Beggs and Nina Beggs; one brother-in-law Delmar and one daughter-in-law Duyeen Deen and one grandson, Kalin Ngynn..  The services were at the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims, Wednesday August 9, with Bro. Doyle Whisenhunt officiating. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.

March 7, 2002  Montgomery County News 
John D. HARVEY
, 25, of Glenwood, Arkansas, died  Thursday, February 28, 2002. He was born July 13, 1976 in Hot Springs. He is preceded in death by his father John E. Harvey; and his grandfather, Thurman Vines. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ophelia and Bill Lambert of Glenwood; paternal grandparents, Fred and Arelene Harvey of ..., and maternal grandmother, Allie Vines of Mount Ida. Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. in the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Church with Elders Greg  Hudson and Woody Larson officiating. Interment was in the Lone Valley Cemetery, at Sims under the  direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, 209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood. Guest registry is at www.davissmithfuneralhome.com Pallbearers were Tony Tankersley, Jeff Morphew, Josh Cubbage, Robert Yager, Jeremiah Gould, Steve Miller, Dean Miller, and Alan Boyd. Honorary pallbearers were Mitch Garrett, Bubba Hargrove, Calvin Stuart, Mark Minks, Wes Boyd, Justin Smith and, Bryan Davis. 

Dec. 17, 1998  Montgomery County News 
Rose Ann KEELEY
, 72, of Sims, AR, died December 8, 1998, in a hHot Springs hospital.  She was born January 31, 1926 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of the late Joseph Lobello and the late Italia Flavia Lobello.  Keeley was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church of Mount Ida.  She was Girl Scout leader for 31 years, Treasurer of the Auxiliary Unit #313 of the American Legion, and head cook at the Mount Ida Senior Center for six years.  Survivors include: four daughters, ....., two sons..., 12 grandchildren....,  and 12 great grandchildren.  Services were Saturday, December 12, 1998, at 12:00 pm at the All Saints Catholic Church with Father Emanuel officiating. Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery  in Sims.

Published in the Arkansas Gazette - Little Rock, Arkansas - June 2, 1969
DE QUEEN - George M. LUNDRY, aged 79, of Lockesburg (Sevier County) died Friday. He was a retired lumberman and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife: four sons, George Lundry of Texas, Ed Lundry of Pine Bluff, Allen Joe Lundry of Georgia and Frank Lundry of California; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. Smith or Oregon, Mrs. W. A. Ellis and Mrs. Al Borba, both of California, Mrs. Martin Seals of Ashdown and Mrs. Willie Hickman of Arizona; a brother, Dave Lundry of Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Turner Hampton of Missouri, 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lockesburg Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lone Valley Cemetery at Sims at 2 p.m. by Wilkerson Funeral Service.
Submitted by: Linda Hardman Nov. 2001

George and Minnie's Lundry's headstone. First row. Note fence.    Dorothy Lucille Lundry's headstone beside George and Minnies.

Aug. 10, 2000  Montgomery County News 
Mirl PHILLIPS
, 77, of Mena, passed away, Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in his home.  Mr. Phillips was born March 3, 1923 in Lake City, to the late Marvin Phillips and the late Bertha Beck Phillips.  He was untied in marriage on August 24, 1952 in Los Angeles, California to Mary Hamilton.  Mr. Phillips was of the Baptist Faith, a member of Neptune Masonic Lodge #619 Long Beach, California and a retired carpenter.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Shelby Phillips and one sister Myrtle Taylor.. Mr Phillips is survived by: his wife Mary Phillips, of Mena, two daughters and sons inn law ...., two sons...., one sister..., eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  Graveside services were held August 3, in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims with James Scott officiating.  Interment was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

April 13, 2000  Montgomery County News 
Weldon (Punkin) STOVELL
, 71 of Sims, passed away on April 5, 2000 in a Hot Springs hospital.  He was born on November 13, 1928 to the late Jeff Stovall and the late Epsie Beggs Stovall in Sims.  He was preceded in death by a son Don Stovall and a grand-daughter Lisa Baker. Survivors are three sons Danny Stovall, and Bobby Stovall both of Sims, and Billy Stovall of Mount Ida, two daughters Connie..., and Karen,,,,.  both of Sims, three brothers Carril Stovall, Helton Stovall, and Edward Stovall all of Sims, and one sister Ina Marie Plyer of Glenwood, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were April 6, at the Lone Valley Church of God and burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims, with the Bros. Rowland and Willis Summitt officiating and under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.

Sep. 10. 1998  Montgomery County News 
Former Sims native Herbert "T.H." TOWNSEND, 77, of Weatherford, TX, died Wednesday, August 19, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital.  Born April 3, 1921, in Sims, he had been a resident of Weatherford for many years.  He was a retired aircraft machinist and was a member of the South Side Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Townsend.  Survivors include one daughter Anna Lee...., of Greensville, TX and Bill Townsend  of Weatherford, TX; one sister Ova Stovall of Dinuba, CA; five grandchildren and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services were held August 23, 1998, at 2:00 pm, in the Lone Valley Baptist Church in Sims.  Burial was in the Lone Valley Cemetery. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel of Weatherford was in charge of the arrangements.

March 1964 Montgomery County News
Vander TOWNSEND of Fort Worth, Texas, a former resident of Montgomery County, passed away March 8, 1964, at the age of 67 years, in a Veterans Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He leaves to mourn his wife, Mrs. Larcaley (Stovall) Townsend: two daughters, Mrs. Zona Whisenhunt of Sims; Mrs, Maggie McKelroy of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Mr. Raymond K. Townsend of Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Stovall of Bethel, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ollie Summitt of Washington State; Mrs. Lavada Qualls of Sims, and Mrs. Ova Stovall of Dinuba, California; two brothers, Mr. Howard Townsend of Sims; and Herbert Townsend of Weatherford, Texas; six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He became a member of Lone Valley Church of God at an early age. Funeral Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at Lone Valley Church by Brother Arthur Breashears, assisted by Brother Jodie Anderson. Song service directed by Ervin Summitt with Nolene Summit as Pianist. Burial was in Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of White's Funeral Home of Weatherford, Texas; assisted by the Kelly Funeral Home of Mt. Ida. Pallbearers were Mr. Maynard Gray, Mr. Gordon Summit, Houston Summit Eugene Summitt, Darrell Plyler and Grover Stovall.  Submitted by Doug Anderson.
Nov.  2001

Sep. 21. 2000  Montgomery County News 
Thurman F. VINES
, 91, of Mount Ida, passed away on September 12, 2000 in a Hot Springs hospital.  He was born on January 17, 1909 in Sims to the late John and Lester Ophelia Vines. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Johnny Vines and Bobby Joe Vines and one daughter, Linda Smith, and one grandson Randy Smith. He was married to Allie Whisenhunt Vines on April 19, 1941 they were married 59 years.  Survivors: wife Allie Whisenhunt Vines, one son Jerry Vines and one daughter Ophelia Lambert, four grandsons John Harvey, Alan Vines, Steven Vines, Neil Lambert and one granddaughter Laura Vines and three great grandchildren. Services were Thursday, September 14, at the Lone Valley Church of God on Sims with Bro. Jim Lambert officiating and burial the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida. Pallbearers were Bill Smith, Howard Turner, Bird Vines, Jimmy Vines, Gary Vines and Larry Vines.

 Sep 16, 1999  Montgomery County News 
Woodrow Ben WHISENHUNT, 82, of Sims, AR, died September 11, 1999, in Hot Springs hospital. He was born November 9, 1916, in Sims, to the late Joseph Whisenhunt and the late Emma Elder Whisenhunt. He was proceeded in death by his parents, one brother Witt Whisenhunt, and one sister, Lorene Whisenhunt Vines. Survivors include his wife Zona Whisenhunt, one daughter ..., one brother Doyle Whisenhunt..., three sisters Allie Vines of Mount Ida, Clara Baker of Sims and Elua Faye Blackburn of Mount Ida and three grandsons  Doug Anderson of Hot Springs, Darin Anderson of Fort Smith and Davin Anderson of Hot Springs. Graveside service were at 11:000 AM on Monday, September 13, 1999, at Lone Valley Cemetery in Sims with Rev. Dee Goss officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.
photo

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

Here lies an awful liar,
his tales were really trying,
Death did not reform him,
here he is still lying.