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In Memoriam

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Contents
In Memoriam - Overview
In Memoriam - Callers, Cuers, and Taws (Spouses)
In Memoriam - Dancers
In Memoriam - Clubs
In Memoriam - Retired Callers/Cuers

In Memoriam - Overview


This page was last updated Dec. 2, 2018.

Over the years, many of those that were involved in square dancing, round dancing, etc. -- in Arkansas and elsewhere...have gone on to The Eternal Square. These individuals who have gone on before us...whether callers, cuers (or their spouses), or dancers...helped to make the hobby what it is today. While they may be gone from our dance floors, they are certainly not forgotten. Note that I do NOT need the club name of the dancer, caller, or cuer, who is deceased...where they danced, etc. -- just the deceased individuals name, and whether they were a caller, cuer, or dancer...is SUFFICIENT for this page. Thanks also to caller J.K. Fancher...dancer Regina Turner...retired cuer Mick Watts, caller Roy Hestand, Jr...among others, for much of the information.

Note that I do NOT provide things like the obituaries, information on the funeral, etc., as these are provided by the funeral homes taking care of the funeral, and then burial or cremation arrangements of the deceased. Please check with your local newspaper for their Obituary Page for further details.

Please contact me via this link, following the instructions there, to send me an , with the names of these individuals, and whether they were a caller, cuer, spouse of a caller or cuer, a dancer, a club. This is also for callers and cuers who are still alive, but have ''retired''...as well as any needed corrections to the information on this page. National Callers that have called for Arkansas dances in the past, who have passed away, are also in this listing.

I've also added the names of Arkansas square and round dance clubs that have long since disbanded. All I need is the club name, and the city where they danced...as the clubs are grouped by the city where they danced. At one time, there were over 30 clubs in the Little Rock/Pulaski County area alone. Now, over 30 years later, less than half that amount is all that is left in the entire state of Arkansas!!

And, I've added the names of callers and cuers of long ago, who to my knowledge, are still alive, but have ''retired'' from calling/cueing. If any of the retired callers/cuers have passed on, please let me know, so I can move them to the proper category.

Even though I've been involved in square dancing in one way or another for over 30 years, I have forgotten the names of many dancers, and clubs in the past. If there are any errors on this page, or the website, please contact me, with the details, so the errors can be fixed. Your help in preserving and remembering the legacy of the dancers and clubs before us would be greatly appreciated.

Note that the subscription to The Modern Square is AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED in the event of the death of the caller, cuer, or dancer, as one obviously has no use for it after they've died...but notes may be published in the reports from the various clubs...and family members of the deceased may want these items as memorials. However, since the print edition is now only published in February, May, August, and November...with the e-Edition available on the ASSDF Website, family members can go to the latter page, download the PDF file (the Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print the files), and they can print the desired pages for themselves. Note that if you are on dial-up or DSL internet, instead of broadband, it will take some time to download the file(s).

Daryl Stout, Webmaster, Arkansas State Square Dance Federation

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In Memoriam - Callers, Cuers, And Their Taws (Spouses)


Carol Borengasser, Art Brown, Bill Buck, Martha Buck, Genevieve Fancher, Marshall Flippo, Buddy Gillespie, Cal Golden, Billie Kerr, J.D. ''Pappy'' Kerr, Betty Lincoln, Bill Lincoln, Lee McCormick, Wendall Parker, Dusty Rhoades, Jimmy Straughn, Michael Straughn, Bill Strawn, Bill Tiner, Roger Turner, Eukie Walden, Patti Wheelington, Ray Wheelington, Marvin White, Barbara Wilder, ''Wild Bill'' Wilder, John Williams, Ruth Williams, and Carroll Woolverton

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In Memoriam - Dancers


Eulas Abbott, Donald Awe, Norma Awe, Joe Boeckmann, Howard Backus, Lorraine Backus, Kenneth Bailey, Sue Bartlett, Leon Baugh, Martin Billings, Renee Billings, Glenna Bostain, Virgil Bostain, Dot Boyd, Jack Boyd, Jack Boylen, Rose Boylen, Louis Brown, Patsy Bunch, Harry Bushing, Irene Bushing, June Caldwell, Dan Cannon, Nancy Carter, Joe Cashion, Mary Challor, Bob Cohen, Virginia Lou Cole, Dorothea Collins, Lloyd Collins, Alice Cook, Huie Cossey, Vivian Cossey, Laverne Crook, J.D. Crook, Gene Daniels, Deanna Darden, Lynn Darin, Marcel Darin, Cole Davis, Jean Dearsaugh, Ancel Dezries, Jane Dezires, Don Dixon, Don Duncan, Ben Dunn, Marge Dunn, Camilla Ebinger, Nicholas Ebinger, Susan Elandt, Jeff Fehr, Ben Fletcher, Marge Fraze, Joe Frisby, Maurice Furnival, Clarence Galloway, Dewey Gartrell, Jimmy Gates, Jimmy Goheen, Sue Goheen, Mary ''Bootsie'' Gordon, Chuck Gordon, Huido Grady, Marge Graham, Rudy Graham, Joe Grigsby, Craig Grothaus, Jean Guthrie, George Hagele, Jim Hall, Hank Hallum, Irene Hamm, Buddy Harlow, Theo Harris, Rusty Hart, Edeth Hawk, Walt Hegge, Warren Hentrick, Jean Hersh, Nell Hestand, Roy Hestand, Sr., Richard Hicks, Wayne Hicks, Vivian Hicks, Betty Howell, Louis, Huff, Billy Osborne Hurt, Wayne James, Bob Johnson, Ginger Johnson, John Paul Jones, Roy Jones, Dorothy Kautz, Russ Kautz, Dorothy Kelso, Bob Kent, Barbara Kiessling, Vaughndel Kious, Helen Weber-Kirkman, Pat Koonce, Gene Kreiner, Rosemary Kukyendall, Ken Lance, Mildred Lance, Larry Larson, Shirley Lassila, Warner Latick, Maggie Tate-Lee, John Lehman, Bill Liggin, Jack Lohr, Dorothy Marchese, Joe Marchese, Sam Martin, Jack Mashburn, JoAnn Mashburn, Jim McCarthy, John Boy Miller, Ruth Minier, Ella Moats, Sam Moats, Bill Montgomery, Tad Morris, Lenora Murphy, Duane Needling, Rose Marie Nelson, Wanda Newcomb, W.T. Norton, Don Overholser, Maxine Overholser, Everett Padgett, Kathryn Padgett, Dale Patty, Karen Patty, Nola Plamdeck, Paul Plamdeck, Roy Peck, Ed Pilcher, Rex Porter, Margaret ''Peg'' Porterfield, Arvle Quattlebaum, Ted Rae, Carolyn Randol, Harold Randol, Clyde Redman, Emma Redman, Tommy Reed, Nolen Ricker, Bob Roberson, Fred Roe, Chuck Roth, Cindy Rouse, Horst Scharoll, Martha Schwartz, Dale Seigfreid, Joyce Shaw, June Shaw, Bobe Sims, Rick Sims, Ernest ''Shorty'' Sims, Bill Smith, Gordon Smith, Homer Smith, Judy Smith, Joe Speer, Margaret Speer, Bob Springer, Johnny Stebbins, Billy Stinson, Ruth Stinson, J.D. Stout, James Swanson, Ken Talley, Joyce Taylor, Ernie Teachout, John Thomas, Viola Thomas, Gertrude Thompson, Joe Thompson, Max Thompson, Ruth Thompson, Gary Treadway, Jerry Treadway, Kathy Tucker, Ron Turner, John Turney, Bill Ukeman, Vince Vinciguerra, Dean Wade, Joe Wallace, Nick Walsh, Richard Warrick, Lou Watada, Alice Weaver, Dan Weaver, Joe Weber, Howard Wells, Jeff Wells, Bill Welsh, Connie Wendland, Peggy Werkman, George Wharton, David Wieduwilt, Sue Williams, Lloyd Wilson, Theresa Wisniewski, Diane Woepel, Max Wright, Bob Yarnell, Marie Yarnell, Mark Young, and Myra Young

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In Memoriam - Clubs


Arkadelphia: Arkie Stars

Bald Knob: Strawberry Strutters

Batesville: The Matadors

Bauxite: Bauxite Square Dance Club, Star Promenaders

Bearden: Bear Huggers

Benton: Arkansas Precision Dancers, Cloverleaf Squares

Bentonville: Odds And Evens, Riviera Ramblers

Berryville: Square Scooters

Booneville: Booneville Promenaders

Brinkley: Brinkley Squares, Monroe County Clodhoppers

Bryant: Dixie Squares

Camden: Merry Mixers

Cave City: Melontown Jubilees

Charleston: Circle Up Squares (the club is STILL DANCING, but it's now known as the Swinging Cavaliers).

Cherokee Village: Cherokee Squares

Clarksville: Johnson County Twirlers

Conway: Rebel Reelers, Conway Rounders

DeQueen: Dudes And Dolls

Des Arc: White River Robins

Diamond City: Swinging Diamonds

Dumas: Delta Squares

El Dorado: Circle E Squares, Swingin' Promenaders

Fairfield Bay: Bay Rounders, Sugarloafers

Fayetteville: Lazy 8 Squares, Dudes And Dolls

Floral: Ole Time Dancers

Fordyce: Cotton Belt Squares, Dancing Dyce

Fouke: Teen Rebels

Forrest City: Whirling Mustangs

Fort Smith: Double D Squares, Fiesta Squares, Jeans And Janes, Swinging 8's

Harrison:: Rustic Ramblers

Heber Springs: Heber Springers (the club is STILL DANCING; but they have MOVED, and are now dancing in Rosebud INSTEAD of Heber Springs).

Hope: Melonaires

Horseshoe Bend: Turkey Trotters

Hot Springs: Elks Promenaders, Satin Sets, Tri-Lake Rounders, Tri-Lake Swingers

Hot Springs Village: DeSoto Dancers

Howard County: Diamond Squares

Imboden: Lawrence County Buttons And Bows

Jacksonville: Dancing Razorbacks, Jet Squares

Jasper: Hillbilly Stompers

Jonesboro: J-Town Cloverleafs, Promenaders

Jones Mill: Hot Springs Twirlers

Little Rock/North Little Rock: Arkansas Checkmates, Arkansas Lariats, Arkansas Twirlers, Arky Outlaws, Bachelors 'N Bachelorettes (local area club of the national organization), Belles And Beaus, Boomerangs, County Cloggers, Diamond Squares, Golden Stars, Goodtimers, Grand Squares, Hi Steppin' Squares, Hoedowners, Hoops 'N Hollers, Jo-Car Squares, Motivators, Pairs And Spares, Rainbow Squares, Rhythm Squares, Rock-N-Saw Squares, Scimitar Squares, Sixties Swingers, Southwest Swingers, Square Mixers, Square Rounders, Tuesday Niters, Twin City Stars, Whirl-A-Ways, Yellow Rockers

Lonoke: Lonoke Lariats

Magnolia: Shooting Stars

Mammoth Springs: Mammoth Springers

Manila: Big Lake Hens And Drakes

Marked Tree: Teacup Chains

Mena: Polk County Promenaders, Polk County Rounders

Mountainburg: Ole Barn Dancers

Mountain View: Ozark Travelers, Stone County Stompers

Monticello: Timber Twirlers

Mulberry: Mulberry Mainstreamers

Newport: Swinging Squares

Ozark: Bells And Bows

Paragould: Pairs And Squares

Pea Ridge: Ridge Rockers

Pine Bluff: Acey Deuceys, Shirts 'N Skirts, Rock 'N Rebs

Quitman: Quitman Squarecrows

Rison: Pioneers

Rogers: Swinging Eights

Russellville: River Valley Squares

Searcy: Red River Ramblers, Watt Knot Rounders, White River Promenaders

Sheridan: Swinging Jackets

Sherwood: Swinging Teens

Springdale: Shiloh Swingers, Travelin' Hillbillys

Star City: Starlights, Swingin' Satellites

Stephens: Oil Patch Promenaders

Texarkana: Guys N Dolls (The club is STILL DANCING, but they have MOVED to New Boston, Texas).

Van Buren: Swinging C's, Twirling Squares

West Fork: Country Couples

West Helena: Big River Promenaders

West Memphis: Checkerboard Squares

Wherever They Camped: Arkansas Camper Dancers

Yellville: Turkey Trotters

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Callers And Cuers Who Have Retired


Brenda Ackerman, Jim Allen, Bonnie Ball, George Barbre, Johnnie Beard, Fran Beheimer, Jeff Black, Bob Bland, Joe Borengasser, Hal Boyette, Louis Bradshaw, Joe Buddenburg, Sam Carolan, Bob Cone, Roy ''June Bug'' Cope, Roy Breeden, Jimmie Bunger, Gene Corbin, Curt Davis, Charlie Driver, Frances Erwin, Craig Fletcher, Curt Ford, Ralph Fuller, Chester Garrett, Charles Gilmore, Elgie Goss, Hershel and Treva Graves, Eddie Greenlea, Hickey Harding, Rick Hassell, Clif Hardaway, Jerry and Juliann Hill, Gary Hopkins, Phil Howell, Ken Jarman, Earl Jones, Gene Jones, Everett Kellogg, Bill Lewis, Ruben Lovelace, Bob Loyd, Fred Loescher, Spud Magness, Eddie Mason, ''Tooter'' McDonald, Jerry McKissack, Lex McCormick, Chuck Miller, Ron Nelson, Wayne Perry, Wayne Redden, Junior Redfearn, Jim Reynolds, Rick Riles, Sam Sanders, Bob Settle, Bill and Marge Sherrill, Bill Speaker, Greg And Sue Sporer, Haas Stricklin, Ernest Sutton, Harry Sutton, Jerry Don Testerman, Bud Trevathon, Woody Ussery, Mick Watts, Fred Warnken, Jim Weaver, Mike Welch, and John Wood.

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