Posted By:Tresa Underwood
Subject:Johnnie Ray Jarrett/John R. Jarrett
Post Date:May 11, 2004 at 20:15:23
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Looking for Johnnie Ray Jarrett. Doing this for my mother his sister, Dorthory Jean. I am Dorthory's Daughter Tresa.

Johnie (Johny) Ray was born 12/25/1936. In DeQueen, AR or Mena AR. He is not showing up on the SSDI. Son of Walter Jarrett & Goldie Pauline Williams.

He left Texarkana in 1958. I wasn't a year old yet. He left his ss card so he would have had to get another one. Mother still has it.

We know he did serve in the military (Marines). Heard he was in California at one time.

There is a photo of him with my Johnnie, Dorthory and mother on this page. Also another photo of him.

If any family members locally know anything please contact me.

Below are his parents obits. He may not even know they have passed away.

Please pass the word along your family lines and see if someone has some information, and contact me. My mother would love to make contact with him. I am grabbing at straws to see if someone is doing family research on him. Thanks so much for reading.

Walter Jarrett, 73 of Texarkana, Texas died Monday in Mansfield, LA after a brief illness.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at East Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Auburn Neely
Officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Jarrett was born May 30, 1909 in Mississippi and had lived in Texarkana most of his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church (Arkansas). Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Jean Dickey of Texarkana and Clara B. Shumaker of Bossier City, LA; one son John Ray Jarrett of Santa Monica, Calif; two sisters, Gertrude Hartline of Shreveport La; and Willie B. Whitney of Texarkana; two brothers, W. A. "Buzzy" Jarrett of Burlington, Iowa, and Buddy Jarrett of Texarkana and a number of grandchildren.

Texarkana Paper: Oct. 20, 1982


Pauline Williams Halbert, 80 of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, in a local hospital. Mrs. Halbert was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Texarkana, Texas, and was retired owner of Dot's Roller Rink. She was a member of Eylau Christian Church. Survivors include one son-in-law, Wallace Dickey of Texarkana; two daughters, Clara Shumaker of Bossier City, La., and Dorothy Dickey of Texarkana; one sister, Norene Malone of Nash Texas; three sister-in-law, Irene Williams of Wake Village, Texas, Dura Purifoy of Texarkana, and Madge Williams of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Teel officiating. Burial will be under direction of East Funeral Home.

Texarkana paper: Oct. 23, 1992