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Louiza C BELL RUSSELL

Coffelt (Vaughn) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

December 18, 1821 - March 13, 1920

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, March 19, 1920

COFFELT, Louisa C. BELL Russell Sooter - Mrs. Louise Coffelt, one of the oldest residents in Benton county, died at the home of relatives in Gravette last Saturday at the age of ninety-nine years and three months. The body was taken to the Coffelt cemetery, southwest of Vaughn for interment, to be placed beside her husband who died several years ago. She was the step-mother of R.L. Coffelt, the fruit grower near Vaughn. During the civil war and afterwards, she lived with her husband on their farm on the Spavinaw.

*Obituary (as written)
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, March 19, 1920

Louisa C. Bell was born in Tennessee Dec. 18, 1820 and moved to Southwestern Missouri in 1844 and at the age of 25 was married to Eliga Russell to which union were born 6 children, two of whom survive - Mrs. E.H. Setser and Mrs. R. Galyean, both of Gravette. Mrs. Russell was later married to Berry Sooter and then to Wyatt Coffelt who preceded her in death. The old lady was laid to rest in Coffelt cemetery southwest of Centerton. She was aged 99 years and three months.

*Obituary (as written)
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, April 2, 1920

The subject of this sketch was born in Tenn. Dec. 1821, died March 13th, 1920, aged 98 years and 2 months. She was married in young womanhood to Elijah Russell who lost his life in that deplorable affair of 61 to 65. She was again married to Berry Sooter and a third time married Wyatt Coffelt, both of whom preceded her in death. Grandmother was the mother of six children, Mrs. R. Galyean, Mrs. E.H. Setser, who survive her, Mrs. J.H. Fair, who died in 1899, G.W. Russell in 1887, on the fortieth anniversary of his birth. {only 4 named} With her going closed one of the most remarkable lives I have ever known, her earthly treasures were her relatives and her friends, of which she possessed many. She lived in memories of the past, relating to me many times her gruesome experiences during the civil war. Dear Grandma is gone, never again will your poor, feeble arms encircle our neck and your sweet voice say to us "Oh! I love you, Hugh, God knows I love you." It would be cruel to wish you back yet our heart is sad. Good by, dear grandma, good by. Hugh L. Fair.

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Submitted: 7/9/12 • Approved: 3/11/18 • Last Updated: 3/14/18 • R726294-G446784-S3

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