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Strolling Down Central Avenue

Those of you who have lived in the Hot Springs area remember the days when you got all "gussied up" before going shopping down Central Avenue, because the photographer from Stonecipher Photography, Petty Studio (417 Quapaw Avenue), Coffey's Camera Shop, or Deluxe Studio might take your photograph.  (There may have been other photographers--these are the only four I know of as of this date.)

We are using some of these photographs and hope you enjoy them.  If you have one that you would like included, please scan and email them to the webmaster

STROLLING DOWN CENTRAL AVENUE HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS TO SPEED UP LOADING TIME. PLEASE BE SURE AND VISIT ALL PAGES.

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We are reserving page 8 for unknown photos.  Please take a look at that page to see if you recognize any of the people and let us know.

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Photograph of John Newkirk, Jr., and his grandfather Jesse Barnette.

Photograph of Albert Vander and his brother Jesse Arthur Barnette.

Photograph of Charles Bright and David Hays.

John Newkirk, Jr., and his grandfather Jesse Barnette taken in 1952 in front of the Pullman Hotel.  Jesse was born June 9, 1895 and died February 18, 1971, and was married to Lucinda Robinson. Submitted by John Newkirk, Jr. 

Albert Vander and his brother Jesse Arthur Barnette.   Albert was born August 20, 1890, in Blocher, Arkansas, and died Jun 15, 1972, in Benton, Arkansas. Submitted by Sandra Hester Catton

Charles Bright and David Hays--probably about 1955 or 1956.  Charles passed away 6 March 2005, in Hot Springs, Ar., at his home.  He was the son of Floyd and Myrtle Brown Bright and was married to Oleta Nichols Bright.  He was buried 9 March at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.  Submitted by Patti Vance Hays, wife of David "Dave" Hays

Photograph of Mike Stainback (Barbara Miller Stainback's son), James Miller, Jr. (Barbara's and Linda's father), Linda Miller, and Barbara Stainback.

Linda Miller and her mother, Charlotte Bottorff Miller.

Photograph of Jim Johnson and Lannie Blocker.

Left to right: Mike Stainback (Barbara Miller Stainback's son), James Miller, Jr. (Barbara's and Linda's father), Linda Miller, and Barbara Stainback.  The photograph was taken July 1963.  Submitted by Linda Miller

Linda Miller and her mother, Charlotte Bottorff Miller, in 1963.  Submitted by Linda Miller

 

Jim Johnson and Lannie Blocker the day they purchased their marriage license -- 11 June 1956.  Submitted by Jim Johnson

laura cumbie photo.

raymond johnson and jack harper.

norval ziegler photo.

This is a snapshot of sisters taken in the 1940’s.  On the left of the shot is Nancy Mariah Drake Murray (Mrs. Larkin James Murray) and on the right her younger sister Laura Saravio Drake Cumbie.  The Murray’s lived in Hot Springs but the Drakes were from Perryville. Laura and her husband, Walker Cumbie, and family lived, at this time, in Chaffee and later Cape Girardeau, MO. The Cumbie Family was from Greenwood/Union Grove, Arkansas. Submitted by Gary Cumbie 

Raymond Johnson and Jack Harper in 1955. Submitted by Jim Johnson

Norval Ziegler, Jr., in 1947.  Submitted by Norval Ziegler, Jr.

k scott and n ziegler.

betsy and janice chenault photo.

marylon taylor and claraetta.

Kemper Scott and Norval Ziegler, Jr., in 1943.  Submitted by Norval Ziegler, Jr.

Ala Elizabeth "Betsy" and sister Janice Chenault.  Submitted by their brother, Don Chenault

Marylon Noland Smith Taylor and her daughter, Claraetta Smith, about 1959.  Claraetta died 27 July 1987 in Little Rock, Ar. Submitted by Mary Ann Smith

eppie barnette.

Cash, Harrison, and Blocker.

Chenault.

Eppie Dean Harris Barnette, Elizabeth Ann Barnette Woodall, Elva Louise
Barnette Hester. Submitted by Sandra Hester Catton 

Barbara Blocker Cash, Georgia Harrison & Lannie Blocker Johnson  in 1953.  Submitted by Lannie's husband, Rev. Jim Johnson

Duffie Chenault, his wife Lillie, their children Betsy, Don and Janice, January 1940.  Submitted by Don Weldon Chenault

gas station.

unknown.

vaden and vera harris.

This is not one of the Stonecipher photographs but an interesting one, nonetheless.  It was taken at the service station near the old St Joseph Hospital.  Paul Bosson said this was the service station that was bought in 1934 by his Uncle Tommy Bosson and Shorty Delaney.  Since the sign "Bosson-Delaney" cannot be seen, the photo must have been taken before they bought it in 1934.  It was first owned by "The Texas Company."  It was located in the property where the Villa Outlet is now located. (People unknown) Submitted by Ethel Cartwright

This lady's name is unknown.  Submitted by Ethel Cartwright

Ross Cleveland "Tot" Vaden and his wife, Vera Harris.  Ross is buried at Gurdon and Vera is buried at Oma Cemetery, Hot Spring County. Submitted by Ethel Cartwright

Senia Keller and Ruby Weatherspoon.

Joyce Howerton and Vera Moore.

Jack, Brenda and Roxie Vance.

Senia Helen Moore Keller and her sister-in-law Ruby Keller Weatherspoon.  (Both are deceased.) Submitted by Ethel Cartwright

Joyce Ann Moore Howerton and her mother Vera Isabella Woodall Moore.  Vera died in 1989; Joyce is still living.  Submitted by Ethel Cartwright

Jacqueline Dyer Vance, Brenda Vance Richardson and Roxie Caldwell Vance.  Roxie was married to Reyburn Vance.  She was born 11 April 1905 in Owensville, Saline Co, Ar., and died 4 March 2000 in Benton, Ar.  Jacqueline was her daughter in law (married to son Gerald) and Brenda Jacqueline and Gerald's daughter. Photo taken about 1951. Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Milton Caldwell.

Reyburn Vance.

Brenda, Roxie and Hattie.

Milton "Mike" Caldwell.  Mike was born 31 January 1898 in Owensville and died 16 June 1966.  He was married to Era Johnson.  They had no children.  He was a brother to Roxie Caldwell Vance.  Photo taken 1 March 1949. Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Reyburn Peay Vance.  Reyburn was born 24 September 1901 in Blocher, Saline Co, Ar., and died 2 June 1973 in Benton, Ar.  He was married to Roxie Caldwell Vance.  Photo taken 1 Nov 1949. Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Brenda Vance Richardson, Roxie Caldwell Vance and Hattie James Dyer.   Hattie was born 12 Jan 1891 and died 30 Aug 1980 to George and Amanda George James.  She was married to Jetty Walter Dyer and the mother of Hilda and Jacqueline. Photo taken 8 December 1949.  Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Roxie Vance and Mr and Mrs Sheets.

Hilda, Brenda and Jacqueline.

Roxie and Brenda Vance.

Roxie (Caldwell) Vance, Vergia, Danny and W Roland Sheets.  Mr. Sheets was a Garland County School Supervisor. He was born 13 Nov 1911 and died 4 June 1988. Taken 9 June 1951.  Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Hilda (Dyer) Caldwell, Brenda (Vance) Richardson and Jacqueline (Dyer) Vance.  Hilda was a sister to Jacqueline.  Hilda was married to Elmer Caldwell.  She was born 10 August 1913 in Saline Co, Ar., and died 18 Nov 1998 in Benton, Ar. This photo was taken 28 December 1955.  They must have been doing some after-Christmas shopping.  Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Roxie (Caldwell) Vance and granddaughter Brenda Sue (Vance) Richardson.  Submitted by Patti Vance Hays

Roxie Vance and Orpha Burks.

Betty and Cecile Small.

Betty Owens Thomas.

Roxie Jane (Caldwell) Vance and her first cousin, once removed, Orpha (Tillery) Burks.  Orpha was married to Ernest Burks.  She was born 28 May 1907 in Saline Co, Ar., and died 22 December 1994 in in Seven Points, Henderson Co, Tx.  Submitted by Roxie's granddaughter, Patti Vance Hays

Betty "Boo" (Owens) Thomas and her sister Cecile (Owens) Small.  Photo was taken 30 June 1966. Betty and Cecile were daughters of James Calvin and Allie (Deaton) Owens.   Cecile was married to Winfred Small.  Winfred was born 19 July 1921 and died 4 October 1991.  Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Betty (Owens) Thomas.  Betty was married to Paul Bentley Thomas Jr.  She was born 14 May 1932 and died 21 February 1997.  Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Cecile (Owens) Small and Henry Dean Otwell.

E J, Margaret (Owens) Otwell and Cecil (Owens) Small.

Margaret (Owens) Otwell and Smoky Melton.

Cecile (Owens) Small and her brother-in-law Henry Dean Otwell.  Henry was born 30 October 1935 and died 29 August 2003.  Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Sisters:  E J, Margaret (Owens) Otwell and Cecil (Owens) Small.  Photo was taken 15 November 1954.   Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Margaret (Owens) Otwell and Smoky Melton.  Margaret was born 23 March 1925 and died 24 February 1970.   Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Thora Hampton and Cecile Owens Small.

William C "Bill" Walls, Duffie Chenault, Rhoda Lucinda "Cindy" Houpt Williams,  Lillie Berry, Chenault, Mary Lois Walls, and Stella Chenault Walls.

Charleen Cook Nobles, Brenda Vance Richardson and Lynda Tillery Lynch.

Thora Hampton and Cecile Owens Small.  Submitted by Cecile Owens Small

Back row: William C "Bill" Walls (19 Aug 1902-21 Apr 1943) and Duffie Chenault (11 Sep 1901-18 Aug 1986).  Front row:  Rhoda Lucinda "Cindy" Houpt Williams (5 Feb 1894-14 Aug 1985), Lillie Berry Chenault (2 Mar 1908-31 May 2003), Mary Lois Walls, and Stella Chenault Walls (26 Dec 1904-19 Oct 1993).  Note from Don: Notice the sad expressions on the faces of the adults.  They were in Hot Springs to keep a doctor's appointment.  Aunt Stella was ill and they were afraid it might be cancer. However, the test results were all negative and she lived for about sixty more years and enjoyed good health well in to her eighties. Submitted by Don Chenault 

Charleen Cook Nobles, Brenda Vance Richardson and Lynda Tillery Lynch.  This photo was taken about 1961 or 1962, and the 3 girls were in town selling ads for Fountain Lake School.  Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles

Brothers Arlie and Walter Nobles.

Lee Odelle (Shepherd) Nobles and her daughter Judy.

Photograph of Andrew and Lilla Pearl (Davis) McInvale.

Brothers Arlie and Walter Nobles.  Taken about 1947-1948. Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles

Lee Odelle (Shepherd) Nobles and her daughter Judy.  Taken about 1956. Odelle is married to Roy Nobles, brother to Arlie and Walter.  Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles

Andrew and Lilla Pearl (Davis) McInvale.  Andrew was born 27 August 1891 and died 1 April 1969.  Lilla was born 7 Sep 1899 and died 15 June 1977.  Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles

Jessie, Judy, and Lawrence Kelley.

Wally and Jessie Graves Kelley.

Frances Draper and William Clingan.

Jessie Graves Kelley (daughter of George Alexander born 15 September 1898 and Ebbie Speer Graves born 14 December 1905, married 15 August 1920) born 4 August 1923 of Cedar Glades and died 10 December 2003; Judy Diane (youngest child of Jessie and Lawrence); and Lawrence Eldridge Kelley (son of John Elijah and Ferla Louisa Merriott Kelley) born 24 March 1915 of Mt. Valley.  Jessie and Lawrence married 25 August 1941.  Photo was taken about 1959.  Submitted by their granddaughter, Shelley Diane Garrett Clingan Wally "Leon" Kelley (oldest child of Lawrence Eldridge and Jessie Graves Kelley) born 10 January 1942 and died 2005 and his wife Daisy Ann Devore Kelley.  They had two children Tanya Lynn Kelley (1 March 1962-3 March 1962) and Greg Kelley.  Tanya Lynn and Leon are buried in Mt Valley Cemetery.  Photo taken about 1959.  Submitted by their niece, Shelley Diane Garrett Clingan
This is Frances "Ann" Draper and William Nathan Clingan  currently of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The couple just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 1, 2007. They were married at the church at Antoine, AR. She was born in Delight, AR, and he was born in Arkadelphia, AR. Submitted by their daughter in-law, Shelley Diane Garrett Clingan
 

Odell, Mary Jane, and James Arthur Weatherford

George Weatherford and Lloyd Huggs

Ethel Ada Morris

Odell Weatherford and his parents Mary Jane Bomsberger Weatherford and James Arthur Weatherford.  Submitted by Margie Hill George Weatherford and his first cousin Lloyd Huggs.  Submitted by Margie Hill Ethel Ada Morris, probably taken in the mid-forties.  She was married to James Alvin Morris, had seven children and died in 1978 and is buried in Caldwell Cemetery.

Jean, Bonnie, and Laura Morris

Reece and Edith Cox

Maye Cox Meyers and Reece Cox.

This is three of James and Ethel Morris' daughters taken in 1943. They are Jean, Bonnie, and Laura. Jean married Guy Newman Parsons and had three sons. She died in 1982. Bonnie married Duffie G C Moore, Sr., and had four children. She later married Julius Vince and still lives in California. Laura Jane married Joyce Pipkin and they had one daughter. Laura still lives in Hot Springs. Reece and his daughter-in-law Edith Lawless Cox.  Edith was married to Reece's son Victor.  Submitted by Joy Rose Maye Cox Meyers and her father Reece Cox.  Submitted by Joy Rose

Cora McKinney and Joy McKinney Rose

Gilbert McKinney and Joy McKinney Rose

Joy Randall Rose, Terri Randall Rucker, and Cora McKinney

Cora Cox McKinney (daughter of Reece Cox) and her daughter Joy McKinney Rose.  Cora was born 13 April 1906 and died February 1992 and is buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Montgomery County. Submitted by Joy Rose Gilbert McKinney and and his daughter Joy McKinney Rose.  Gilbert was born 10 Nov 1903 and died 8 Nov 1993 and is buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Montgomery County.  Submitted by Joy Rose Joy McKinney Randall Rose, Terri Randall Rucker, and Cora Cox McKinney.  Submitted by Joy Rose

Fern Swindle and Joy Randall Rose

Hurley "Bo" Plyler and Annie Lee Plyler

Mac Leavitt

Fern Swindle and Joy McKinney Randall Rose.  Submitted by Joy Rose This is a photo of Annie Lee Plyler (1924-2009) and her son Hurley “Bo” Plyler, Jr., of Glenwood during a Christmas shopping trip about 1960 or 1961. Photo courtesy of Bo Plyler Maurice "Mac" Leavitt of Chicago, Illinois while on vacation in 1946. Photo courtesy of his great-granddaughter Alisa Leavitt

David Howerton and Melvina Harris Howerton

James Guest Sr and Junior Hefley

Loretta Dillard Pratt and Jennie Guest Trott

David Monroe "Dave" Howerton (October 27, 1890-December 2, 1953) and his wife Melvina "Vina" Harris Howerton (February 2, 1892-November 16, 1982) about 1950. They are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott, their granddaughter James Edward Guest, Sr. (June 16, 1908-December 9, 1956), and his cousin, Junior Hefley. Mr. Guest is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott, daughter of mr. Guest Best friends: Loretta Dillard Pratt and Jennie Guest Trott in 1955. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott

Johnny Ray Guest

Joyce Reed Hall

Dimple Howerton Guest Porter and Olie Porter

Johnny Ray Guest (July 28, 1938-February 29, 1992) in the 1950s. Johnny is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo courtesy of his sister, Jennie Guest Trott Joyce Reed Hall. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott Dimple Marie Howerton Guest Porter (September 9, 1918-March 9, 1979) and her second husband, Olie Porter (April 3, 1893-December 14, 1976). Dimple was first married to James Edward Guest, Sr., and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Olie is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott, Dimple's daughter

John and Martha Ballard

Nan Turner Merchant

J M Hanks photograph

Martha and John Mack Ballard July 27, 1954. Martha was born May 30, 1909, and died February 11, 2001. John Mack was born February 16, 1910, and died July 10, 1998. They are buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Nan Turner Merchant in 1950. Photo courtesy of Nan Merchant This is a photograph of J. M. Hanks of Orange, Orange County, Texas, taken by Stoneciphers, August 5, 1958. Josh M. Hanks was born November 27, 1917, in Remlig, Sabine County, Texas, and died December 7, 1986, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. Photo courtesy of Tommy and Tommie Jean Wilson