E.B. HAMMOND, age 88, died at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Dec 20, 1946,
in a Little Rock hospital following a long illness. The body was prepared for burial at Griffin Leggett Funeral Home at Little
Rock, where funeral services were held Satruday afternoon, conducted by O.I. Dunaway of the Christadelphian Faith of Conway.
Interment was made in the Plumerville Cemetery.
Mr. HAMMOND was a well-known businessman in Plumerville for more than 30 years.
He suffered a stroke the past June, and had been confirned to his bed most of the time since.
Surviving him are five daughters, and five sons. They are Mrs. Mary Nisler of
Little Rock, Mrs. J.P. Looney of Plumerville, Mrs. Harlan Greer of Morrilton, Mrs. Royce Steele of Burlington, Kansas, Mrs.
Maude Carden of Russellville, Arthur and Emery HAMMOND of Los Angeles, California, E.M. HAMMOND of Russellville, G.W. HAMMOND
of Little Rock, and Paul HAMMOND of Memphis, Tennessee.
(Source: Morrilton Democrat Newspaper, Conway Co., Arkansas. Provided
by John Kopp of Conway, Arkansas.)
MARTHA C. (HAMMOND) WHITLEY
Again grief prevails among us by the enemy of all mankind, that has claimed another from
our midst. It is with sad hearts that we report; that on Jan. 15th, our beloved sister Mrs. Martha C. Whitley (wife of
J.W. Whitley) fell asleep in Jesus at her home near Wooster, Ark. after a brief illness. Sister Whitley was in her 78th
year. She obeyed the truth some 53 years ago, being baptized by our late Bro. J. D. Martin, and has lived a devoted
life in the faith of the Gospel and of the hope of a resurrection. Bro. and Sister Whitley are reputed to be the oldest
Christadelphians (in point of service for the Master) in the state of Arkansas. They were pioneers of the Martinville community
having lived in this vacinity for more than 50 years and bore a reputation above reproach. Bro. and sister Whitley,
while being ardent students of God's Word, yet have not been able to be at our meetings in recent years; on account of this
handicap, it was annually arranged to hold one or more meetings at the home of Bro. and Sister Whitley, in which usually Bro.
Dunaway was present to furnish a lecture to house well filled with friends and neighbors. In this manner, Bro.
and Sister Whitley were zealously cntending for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
To know sister Whitley, was to love her. She possessed that gentle and loving disposition
that made her presence a glow of sunshine as she was always sacrificing for the good of others. Words fail us to express
the high standard of her sterling character and the brilliant example of a Christian life.
..... Sister Whitley is survived by her husband, two sons, J.W. of Conway and E.E. Whitley
of Greenbriar, Ark., three daughters, Mrs. E.C. Lovelady and Mrs. J.W. Wofford of Greenbrier, and Mrs. E.G. Trafford of Plumerville,
Ark. Three brothers, E.B. Hammonds of Dardenelle, A.M. Hammonds of Mayflower, Ark. and J.M. Hammonds of Vian, Okla.,
and a sister, Mrs. Bettie Shoopman of Keota, Okla. 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends
and neighbors to mourn her loss. Bro. S.O. Jones of Conway, conducted the funeral services at Martinville, where a large
concourse of friends and neighbors had gathered to pay a last tribute of love and respect. Bro. Jones very ably set forth
the hope in which sister Whitley lived and died, with the consolation of the scripture promises based upon the thought, that
if we "believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so they also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him." Sister Whitley
was laid to rest in the little cemetery at Martinville to wait the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God to come forth
to be rewarded according to her works.
(Source: The Bible School Messinger, by D. Bushman, pg. 33; 1939
BETTY SHOOTMAN (SHOOPMAN)
Services for Betty Shootman, 95, who died Monday at her home here were conducted at 2
p.m. Tuesday in the Stigler Assembly of God church. The Reverend Dale Sterling, pastor, officiated.
Burial was in the Tamaha Cemetery under direction of the Mallory Funeral Home of Stigler.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jess Witt and Mrs. Horace Smith of Stigler, Mrs. Luther
Garrett of Broken Arrow, Mrs. E.E. Mote of Modesto, Calif., four sons, John of San Pedro, Calif., Alex of Chowchilla, Calif.,
Buster of Porterville, Calif., and Jess of Stigler.
(Source: Stigler News Seninel Newspaper, dated 15 September 1955, Stigler,
Haskell County, Oklahoma)