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.Frank Dunn Williams (8)

Frank Dunn Williams is a son of Edward Heath Williams and Maude Dunn.


Born:   August 16, 1894 in Luxora, AR
Died:  August 17, 1944 in Jonesboro, AR
Buried:  Jonesboro Catholic Cemetery
Married:  Lenita Mason

Frank Dunn Williams was the younger brother of Mamma Nelle and the youngest son of Edward Heath Williams and Maude Dunn Williams.    He was married to Lenita Mason.  Their children are:
Phylis Jean Williams (Mrs. Dan Stringer) bn 30 May 1918
Frank Dunn Williams, Jr., bn 27 Dec 1919 Jonesboro AR, d 17 Aug 1947 Cherrypoint, NC
Juanita Williams, bn abt 1921
Martha Ann Williams, bn abt 1923
Joyce Williams, bn abt 1925

1. Phylis Jean Williams            Born 30 May 1918 Jonesboro AR

Married            Dan H. Stringer 30 Dec 1938 Jonesboro AR

Born 15 Nov 1915 AR

Died 5 Nov 1993 Hobart IN

2. Frank Dunn Williams, Jr      Major in USMC.  Pilot killed during training in plane crash.

Born 27 Dec 1919 Jonesboro AR,

Died 17 Aug 1947 Cherrypoint, NC

Married            Ollie Lee McKnight

Born 17 Oct 1925 Mountain View AR

Died 17 May 2014 Paragould AR



3. Juanita Williams                   Born 13 Mar 1923 Jonesboro AR, Died 4 Nov 2014 Conway AR

Buried Heber Springs City Cemetery, Heber Springs AR

4. Martha Ann Williams            Born 13 Mar 1923 Jonesboro AR

Died 4 Nov 2014 Heber Springs AR

Buried Heber Springs City Cemetery, Heber Springs AR

Married first     Jack J. Davis 1 Dec 1949 Jonesboro AR

Married 2nd         Edward “Ed” Henry Irwin

Born 20 Jun 1929 Heber Springs AR

Died 20 Aug 2012 Little Rock AR

Martha Ann Irwin’s Obituary

Martha Ann Irwin the daughter of Frank D. Williams and Lenita Mason Williams was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 13, 1923 and passed away at Conway, Arkansas on November 4, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Martha Ann was retired from Olin Corporation and she was a member of St. Albert Catholic Church in Heber Springs. She moved here from Little Rock and was an avid bridge player and loved crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents her husband's Jack J. Davis of Little Rock and Ed Henry Irwin of Heber Springs. Martha Ann was also preceded in death by three sisters Phyllis Williams Stringer, Juanita Williams Booker, and Joyce Williams, one brother Frank Dunn Williams. She is survived by a stepson, Mike Irwin and wife Evelyn of Heber Springs, two grandchildren, Thomas Irwin of Fenton, Missouri and Ross Irwin and wife Mary of Houston, Texas, a stepson, Jack K. Davis, three nieces and two nephews besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Family Funeral Service from 5 until 7 p.m. and a funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Albert Catholic Church in Heber Springs, Interment will be in the Heber Springs Cemetery by Family Funeral Service.

Ed Henry Irwin’s Obituary by Dwight's Family Funeral Service


Ed Henry Irwin the son of Henry Clay Irwin and Bess Irwin Phillips was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on June 20, 1929 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 20, 2012 at the age of 83 years.

Ed was the owner of Heber Hardware and Furniture which later became Irwin's Ace Hardware store in Heber Springs. He was Past President of the Arkansas Hardware Association and Past President of the Heber Springs Rotary Club. He was a 32 Degree Mason and Past Master of the Lodge, a director with Arkansas National Bank in Heber Springs and greeter at Super Splash Car Wash in Heber Springs for the past 15 years. 

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Leta Jo Benbrook Irwin. He is survived by his wife Martha Ann Davis Irwin, Son Mike Irwin and wife Evelyn of Heber Springs and two grandsons Thomas Irwin of St. Louis, Missouri and Ross Irwin and wife Mary of Houston, Texas besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Family Funeral Service, 100 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs, AR and funeral services will be on Thursday, August 23 at 1:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs with interment in the Heber Springs Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Toombs and pallbearers are Jim Robbins, Jon Robbins, Nevin Robbins, Sam Haile, Howard Cahpin, John Cook, Tommy Mays and Dwight Olmstead. Honorary Pallbearers are Art Dunn, Earnie Stark, Jack Duckworth, Tom Holland, Jerry Pilkington, Cecil Alexander and J. L. Mullens.

5. Joyce Williams          Born  30 May 1918 Jonesboro Ar

Died     4 Apr 1981 Jonesboro AR, one day after she was married.           

                                                Married            Emory H. Winchester 22 Feb 1941 Lawrence County AR

                                                                        Born 5 Feb 1920

                                                                        Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Jonesboro AR

                                                                        Died 29 Nov 1975 Hialeah FL


Frank Dunn Williams' Obituary

Well Known Business Man Dies Sunday At Local Hospital


Frank D. Williams, aged 50, died Sunday afternoon at 5:40 at St. Bernard's Hospital.  He had been quite ill for several months and hoped for his recovery was abandoned some time ago.


Mr. Williams had operated the Williams Hardware Company since 1935.  Before that he had been associated in the operation of the Jonesboro Hardware Company since 1917.


He was born at Luxora but moved to Jonesboro as a child and had made his home here since that time.


As a young man  he was prominent as an athlete, playing on baseball and basketball teams and serving  as an offi­cial at athletic contests on many occasions.  He served in the U. S.  Navy in World War One.


Mr. Williams was a member of the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Club.


Survivors are his widow, the former Miss Lenita Mason; one son, Major Frank D. Williams of the U. S. Marine Corps; three daughters, Mrs. Dan Stringer, and Misses, Martha Ann and Juanita Williams; one sister, Mrs. Bernard Holthouse, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; and a brother, Ed J. Williams, Roswell, N .M.


Funeral services will be con­ducted at nine o'clock Tuesday morning; at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. W. J. Kordsmeier in charge.


Pallbearers will be, active: John Chambers, B. c. Hartin, Cecil Looney, Frank Dalhoff, Jos w. Gatz, W. M Davis, Brough Patterson, and Will Mack.


Members of the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus will be honorary pallbearers.


The Rosary service will be conducted at the Gregg Funeral Home at 7:30 this evening.