Wednesday, February 19, 2014

a puzzle

I have a puzzle and I doubt if anyone knows the answer but here it is........
bituary for Wilma Ruth Harrington
WILMA RUTH HARRINGTON, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born April 03, 1931 in Denver, Arkansas, a daughter of Marion and Robbie Ruth (Vowell) Hale. She departed this life Monday, February 17, 2014 in her home with family by her side, at the age of 82 years. 

Wilma was a member of the Coin Baptist Church in Coin, AR and the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion. She enjoyed volunteering at the school library and thrift store. Wilma loved to travel and do crossword puzzles.

Wilma is survived by one son, Jackie Don Harrington and wife Paula of Harrison, AR; one daughter, Sandra Kay (Harrington) and husband Kirk Bradley of Nixa, MO; two brothers, Ulyss Kay Smith and wife Yvonne of Berryville, AR and Butch Smith and wife Marissa of Biloxi, MS; five grandchildren: Michele and husband John Graves of Alpena, AR, Shane Harrington and wife Nicole of Green Forest, AR, Jacob Bradley and wife Lyndsee of Nixa, MO, Maranda and husband Ricky Boone of Rogersville, MO and Jennifer and husband Arik Coffel of Springfield, MO; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and loved ones.

On September 10, 1947, Wilma was united in marriage with Donald Allen Harrington who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Marion and Robbie Hale and two brothers, Jack Harp and E.B. Smith. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Nelson’s Green Forest Chapel. Graveside service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 20 at the Alpena Cemetery with Brother Jerry Scitern officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Alpena Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Alpena Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2014
Ok here is the puzzle.. Ulyss kay smith was grandma and grandpa's neighbors in the late '40 and 50's , they lived in the smith place ' you turned right at the end of grandpa lane and the house was the next house setting on the right before you got to the Elderage place , Bill Elderage home place . Ulyss kay is my age. so the question is , did Mrs. Hale marry a smith or what.? I vaguely remember Wilma from my child hood. seems like she was Aunt Betty's age.

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
NAME: Wilma Hale
SPOUSE: Donald Harrington
BIRTH: abt 1931
MARRIAGE: 10 Sep 1947 - Carroll, Arkansas, United States
In 1940 she is living with her grandparents Vowell
Ruth Vowell married a Hale and then Ebb Smith. Here is his obit
Birth: Aug. 7, 1908
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1989
Arkansas, USA

Services for Everett L. (Ebb) Smith, 80, of Alpena, were held Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at the Nelson Chapel in Green Forest with the Rev .Dean Smith and the Rev. Keith Butler officiating. Burial was in the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Mr. Smith, a son of Benton and Mellie (Bell) Smith, was born August 7, 1908 in Osage, and died Wednesday, June 14 in Berryville.

He was a farmer.

He and Ruth (Vowell) Smith were married August 10, 1933. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sons, E.B. Smith of Alpena, Ulys K. Smith of the Rudd Community and Everett L. (Butch) Smith of Alpena; one step-son Jack Hale of Worth, Germany; one step-daughter, Wilma Harrington of Green Forest; four grandchildren, Jackie Don Harrington, Sandra K. Harrington Bradley, Kevin Smith, and Greg Smith; five great grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Blevins of Blue Eye; several other relatives and a host of friends.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Ernest Smith and an infant brother, one sister, Pearl Blevins and one infant daughter, Eloise.

But I could not find a marriage record to the Hale. Even in 1930, Ruth is with her Vowell parents and not with a Mr. hale? Still a mystery as to who Mr. hale was I think your obit said Marion but I could not find him. Jack and Wilma were Hales and the other kids were Smiths. Ruth (their mother) was a Vowell and the daughter of Mack Vowell.