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Strolling Down Central Avenue - 6

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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 Cynthia ElizabethCynthia Garner and Millie Huchingson Garner 1944

 Cynthia Wallis, Cynthia Garner, Mary Lee Rigsby

Albert B Garner

Cynthia Elizabeth "Betty" Garner Haley and her mother Mildred "Millie" Huchingson Garner in 1944.  Millie was born 16 June 1895 and died 26 March 1971 and is buried in Smith Creek Cemetery. Submitted by Cynthia's daughter Anita Haley Millard

Aileen Wallis, Cynthia Garner Haley, and Mary Lee Rigsby Garner in 1945.  Aileen and Cynthia worked for the telephone company, and Mary Lee worked for the newspaper.  All were from Lonsdale and shared an apartment in Hot Springs.  Aileen and Mary Lee are buried in Smith Creek Cemetery.  Submitted by Anita Haley Millard

Albert Barnes "AB" Garner, husband of Millie Huchingson Garner, in the late 1950s.  Albert worked in the Garland County courthouse in the 1950s and 1960s.  As a Justice of the Peace, he married many couples in his house on Spring Street.  He is buried in Smith Creek Cemetery.  Submitted by Anita Haley Millard, his granddaughter

Jesse Edith Haley Smith and Eva Marie Pettis Haley

Anne Lucille Haley Thurman

Lorna Paulzak Nobles, Shirley Wyatt Paulzak, Anita Haley Millard

Jesse Edith Haley Smith (1924-2001) and her mother Eva Marie Pettis Haley (1897-1980).  Submitted by Eva's granddaughter, Anita Haley Millard Anne Lucille Haley Thurman was a waitress at the Dutch Treat Cafe in the Majestic Hotel until she retired.  Submitted by Anita Haley Millard Lorna Paulzak Nobles, Shirley Wyatt Paulzak, and Anita Haley Millard in 1965.  The girls were all students at Fountain Lake.  Submitted by Anita Haley Millard

Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover and Zana Murphy Dunbar

Effie Dunbar Elliott and Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover

Alma Cook Creighton

Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover and her mother Zana Murphy Dunbar about 1949.  Submitted by Jeffie Stover's daughter Janice Stover Holzer In the front is Effie Dunbar Elliott and her sister Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover.  In the back are their friends from Illinois.  Submitted by Janice Stover Holzer Alma Cook Creighton in 1946.  Mrs. Creighton lives in Benton, and she and her husband owned Creighton Plumbing Company.  Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles

Roy West, LaVerne Burton Black, Max Forrest

Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter and Donald Joe Cash

Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter and Charles, Betty, Donald Cash

Roy West, LaVerne Burton Black, and Max Forrest.  Submitted by LaVerne Burton Black Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter and her oldest son Donald Joe Cash.  Ida was born September 21, 1913, and died June 21, 1985.  Donald was born November 3, 1939, and died February 19, 2008.  They are both buried in Fairplay Cemetery, Saline County.  Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter with her children Charles Wayne, Betty Lee, and Donald Joe Cash.  Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins

Edna Oneal Carpenter

Eleanor Gilliam

Bill and Doris Seiz.

Edna Oneal Carpenter Hughes, a daughter of Millard and Laura Lawrence Carpenter born December 3, 1903, and died May 7, 1954, and is buried in Fairplay Cemetery.  She was married to George Hughes.  Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins Eleanor Gilliam February 10, 1953.  Miss Gilliam was a professor at Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Submitted by Robert and Martha Gilliam William "Bill" and Doris Russell Seiz taken in 1942.  Bill was a son of William and Emma Seiz, and Doris was a daughter of Clinton Hunter Russell.  They are both buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  Photo courtesy of Caroline Seiz Campbell

Tom and Dan Cunningham.

Clifton and Iris Nix.

George Angelo, Harry Rader, Gary Everhart.

Tom Cunningham and his brother Don about 1960.  Tom graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1957, and Don in 1959.  Both served in the United States Air Force.  Photo courtesy of Tom Cunningham Clifton and Iris Nix.  Photo courtesy of their grandson Harley Bone George Angelo, Harry Rader, and Gary Everhart between 1949-1950. Photo courtesy of H. Everhart

Frank and Cleo Rader.

Martha Hicks and Shirley Holder.

Eddie Wheatley and Paul Johnson.

Frank and Cleo Rader in 1952.  Photo courtesy of Harry Rader Martha Hicks and Shirley Holder.  Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles Eddie Wheatley (left) and Paul Johnson (class of HSHS 1959), show off their latest Elvis Presley 45-rpm single, probably just purchased at Biles' Music Store, in about 1956.  Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson.

Olivia Smith Moore and Kathleen Gaggs Smith.

Sydney Luckett and Pearl Smith Fitzwater.

Paul Johnson, HSHS class of 1959, heads down Central toward Stonecipher's photo and souvenir shop in 1964 while an employee of The Sentinel-Record. At that time the newspaper had no photography facilities, and Stonecipher's processed and printed all photographs for the paper.  Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Olvia Smith Moore and her sister-in-law Kathleen Gaggs Smith shopping in Hot Springs in the 1940s or 1950s.  Mrs. Moore was the resident and owner of the Draughon-Moore "Ace of Clubs" House in Texarkana, Texas.  It is the oldest standing residence on the Texas side.  "Miss Olivia" was well known for her fondness for shoes (especially for shoes from Neiman Marcus).  Photo courtesy of the Texarkana Museums Sytem from the Draughon-Moore Archives Sydney Luckett and her grandmother, Pearl Smith Fitzwater, both of Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1954.  They were in Hot Springs visiting Pearl's brother, James Arthur Smith.  Pearl and her brother (along with a a sister, Ida Smith Wilcox of Pine Bluff) were children of Thomas Elijah and Dora Barnett Smith of Saline County, Arkansas.  Dora was the daughter of David Glover Barnett, an early pastor of First Baptist Church of Benton.  Thomas Elijah was a son of John Madison and Elizabeth Agnes Bradley Smith of Saline County.  Smith Township, Saline County, was named for this Smith family.  Courtesy of Nancy Smith Gibson

Inez Cline and family.

Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Alton Hardy

Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Ollie Guinn

Inez Halsell Cline holding the hand of her daughter Nancy K. Cline Minton with her aunt Jeri Halsell holding her daughter Sherri Halsell Rowlett in December 1954.  Inez, along with others, was a charter member of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society. Courtesy of Nancy K. Cline Minton Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Alton Hardy.  Alton and Geneva Hardy with their two daughters taken August 9, 1949.  (Wanda is holding the then popular kewpie doll on a stick.)  Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Ollie Guinn.  Geneva and her two daughters with a friend taken while Christmas shopping December 16, 1947.  Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl

Geneva Hardy, unknown, and Hazel Keenom

Luther Hardy and Alton Hardy

Eliza Winchester Helton Crawford.

Geneva Martin Hardy, unknown, and Geneva's sister Hazel Keenom taken May 17, 1946.  Geneva died in 2003 shortly before her 90th birthday.  Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl, daughter of Geneva Hardy Luther Hardy and his father Alton Hardy taken October 6, 1947, shortly before Luther joined the Navy.  Alton and his family lived in Mountain Pine and moved to Hot Springs around 1954.  Alton was born September 15, 1904, and died June 1969 and is buried in Oma Cemetery, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.  Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl Eliza was a daughter of James I. Winchester and Nancy Battles.  She was born June 1887 and reared in the Haskell area of Saline County, Arkansas. She died November 23, 1970. She was married to George Helton and A. M. Crawford.  Courtesy of Noreen Henthorne Houpt

Marvin Golden

Jewel Golden.

Helen Golden Chambers

Marvin Golden in 1944 (the one on the right). Mr. Golden was born February 3, 1918, to Martin and Mary Abbott Golden. He died February 27, 2006. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers Jewell Golden in 1957. Mrs. Golden is the mother of Helen Golden Chambers. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers Helen Golden in 1963. She is a daughter of Jewell Golden and the wife of Royce Chambers and is a hairdresser. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers

Butch Naven and Royce Chambers.

Junior Chambers and Harold Chambers

Rena and David Allen

Butch Naven and Royce Chambers. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers William H. "Junior" Chambers and Harold Jake B. Chambers in 1959. Junior was born August 29, 1933, and died January 26, 1961. His brother, Harold, was born April 26, 1940, and died June 22, 2003. He was a Master Chief (E-9) for the US Navy. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers. Rena and her husband David Allen February 23, 1944. Rena Wagoner Waggoner Allen was born in 1899 in Grayson, Sherman, Texas, and died in 1975 in Artesia, New Mexico, in the home of her sister Beulah Brooks Webb. Courtesy of her niece, Bev Fleming

Mamie Dotson Westerman Long and Robert Eugene Elliott Sr circa 1947

Quinn and Robert Elliott 1958

Ed and Alma Cook Creighton in 1944

Marie Dotson Westerman Long and Robert Eugene Elliott, Sr., about 1947. Photo courtesy of Quinn C. Elliott Quinn and Robert Eugene Elliott, Jr., in 1958. Photo courtesy of Quinn C. Elliott Warren Edwin "Ed" Creighton and his wife Alma Mary Cook Creighton in 1944. The legs belong to their son Eddie. Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles, Alma's niece

Warren Edwin Creighton in 1945

Ruby Thomas Dooley and Frances Bramlett Dooley.

Frances Bramlett Dooley and Ruby Thomas Dooley.

Warren Edwin "Ed" Creighton in 1945. Ed was a plumber in Benton. Ed was born June 21, 1918, and died February 28, 1999, and is buried in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander, Saline County. Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles Ruby Thomas Dooley of Clarendon and her daughter-in-law, Frances Bramlett Dooley of Earle about 1946. Photo courtesy of Deborah Dooley Ferguson, daughter of Frances and Clayton Leon Dooley Frances Bramlett Dooley and her mother-in-law, Ruby Thomas Dooley. Frances was born September 15, 1928, to Clyde and Mabel Bramlett in Earle, Arkansas. She was married to Clayton Leon Dooley of Clarendon, Arkansas. She is buried at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Arkansas. Leon is buried in Dale Cemetery in Dale, Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Deborah Dooley Ferguson

Kathleen Reid and Caroline Seiz.

Molly Brandt, Joyce Stonecipher, Caroline Seiz, Kathleen Reid.

Caroline Seiz and Kathleen Reid.

Kathleen Reid and Caroline Seiz. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson Molly Brandt, Joyce Stonecipher, Caroline Seiz, and Kathleen Reid. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson Caroline Seiz and Kathleen Reid. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson

Kuechenmeister, gray, neimeyer, collier, diggs, brandt, stonecipher

kuechenmeister, stonecipher, collier, diggs, gray, brandt, neimeyer

Stonecipher, Brandt, Gray, Diggs, Neimeyer, Kuechenmeister

This was a photo of some of the pledges of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority. They were Rachel Kuechenmeister, Ann Gray, Agnes Neimeyer, Shirley Ann (Collier) Murphy, Mary Lois Diggs, Molly (Brandt) Cooper, Joyce Stonecipher. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson Another photo of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority pledges at the end of their initiation. They were Rachel Kuechenmeister (standing), Joyce Stonecipher, Shirley Ann (Collier) Murphy, Mary Lois Diggs, Ann Gray, Molly (Brandt) Cooper, Agnes Neimeyer. Most of these young ladies were either members of the 1948 or the 1949 Hot Springs High School class. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson Another photo of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority pledges, 1947.
Left to right: Joyce Stonecipher, Molly Brandt, Ann Gray, Mary Lois Diggs, Agnes Neimeyer, Rachel Kuechenmeister. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson

George Queen, Shirley Collier, Agnes Niemeyer, Molly Brandt, Tommy Cooper, Joyce Stonecipher, Hiram Cooper

Tom Cooper, Edgar Poe

Joyce Stonecipher, Billie Jo Moore, Joan Creason

Left to right: George Queen, Shirley Collier, Agnes Niemeyer, Molly Brandt, Tommy Cooper, Joyce Stonecipher, and Hiram Cooper. (Not certain who the two are behind.) Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Tom Cooper and Edgar A. Poe. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton This picture is Joyce Stonecipher, Billie Jo Moore, and Joan Creason in 1946. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton

Joann Selig Smith and Frances Elizabeth Selig

Jimmie and Charles sinclair in 1953

Charles and Jimmie Sinclair in 1954

JoAnn Selig Smith and her mother Frances Elizabeth Selig on August 2, 1947. Photo courtesy of JoAnn Selig Smith Jimmie and Charles Sinclair visiting Hot Springs from El Dorado in 1953. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair Charles and Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs August 1954. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair

Charles and Jimmie Sinclair in 1955

Charles and Jimmie Sinclair with their daughters in 1959

Jimmie and Charles Sinclair with their daughters May 1961

Charles Sinclair and an expecting Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs in 1955. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair Charles and Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs with their daughters in 1959. Photo courtesy of Lynne Sinclair Jimmie and Charles Sinclair visiting Hot Springs with their daughters May 1961. Photo courtesy of Lynne Sinclair

Burton Sargo

Joseph Eugene Bayless

Mary Elizabeth Henson McDowell and Rado McDowell

Burton Sargo, son of Samuel and Vay Sargo, was a policeman for the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was married to Evelyn Owen and is father to Jan and Becky Sargo. Submitted by Jan Sargo Thomason Joseph Eugene Bayless, Sr., born 1905 and died 1958, was married to Rado McDowell. Joseph is buried in Ozark Lithia Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell Martha Louisa Cunningham Henson (married to John Henry Henson) and her granddaughter, Rado McDowell Bayless Jarrell. Martha Louisa and John Henry are buried in Cunningham Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell

Eldorado McDowell Bayless Jarrell

Katherine Johnson Vann and Bernice Powell.

Katherine Johnson Vann and David Doyle Vann.

Eldorado Lydia "Rado" McDowell Bayless Jarrell, born July 7, 1908, and died October 4, 2001, was a daughter of John Bunyen and Mary Elizabeth Henson McDowell. Rado is buried in McDowell Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell Katherine Johnson Vann (masseuse at Ozark Bath House from 1954 until it closed) and Berniece Powell (masseuse at Fordyce Bath House) in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Robert Vann Katherine Johnson Vann and her son David Doyle Vann. Photo courtesy of Katherine's son, Robert Vann

Kenneth DeLee and M J Groves.

Betty Culliver, Sue Sutton, and Alice Culliver.

Jayne Gould.

Kenneth DeLee and M. J. Groves. Photo courtesy of Linda Culliver Stevens Betty Culliver, Sue Sutton, and Alice Culliver in the 1950s. PHoto courtesy of Linda Culliver Stevens Jayne Gould May 1958. Photo courtesy of Jayne Gould Poplett

Ed C Appler II and Joseph Appler.

Edward Appler Sr June 1 1940

Juanita Appler July mid 1940s

Ed C. Appler III and his brother Joseph Appler about 1954. Photo courtesy of Joseph Appler. Edward C. Appler, Sr., on June 1, 1940. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Unknown and Juanita Appler dated July in the mid 1940s. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler

Juanita Appler with friend Rae Sep 4 1943

Flo Dodge and Juanita Appler Sept 13 1944

Ed Appler Jr July 10 1946

Juanita Appler with her friend, Rae, September 4, 1943. She sent this photograph to her husband, Ed C. Appler, Jr., during World War II. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Flo Dodge and Juanita Appler September 13, 1944. Juanita sent this photograph to her husband, Ed C. Appler, Jr., during World War II. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Ed C. Appler, Jr., July 10, 1946. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler

Ed C Appler Oct 31 1953

Ed and Juanita Appler with sons Ed III and Joseph

Ed C Appler Jr 1956

Unknown and Ed C. Appler October 31, 1953. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Ed C. and Juanita Appler with their sons, Joseph and Ed C. Appler III about 1953. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Ed C. Appler, Jr., Spring of 1956. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler

Juanita Appler with Ed III and Joseph

Hazel Clayton and Victor Walters

Dolly Coker and Frances Thornton

Ed C. Appler III and Joseph Appler with their mother Juanita. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler Hazel and Clayton Walters with their son, Victor, August 1946. Photo courtesy of Vic Walters Dolly Coker Price and Frances Thornton Slater about 1945. Photo courtesy of Debra Slater Garner

Nan Turner Merchant

Clarence W Bale photograph

John Marion Turner photograph

Nan Turner Merchant and co-worker of Merrill Lynch, Fenner and Beane located in the Arlington Hotel basement in 1951. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Lt. Col. Clarence W. Bale, born July 1, 1908, in Sioux City, Iowa, was married to Edith Mills. Col. Bale died November 12, 1995, and is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Pulaski County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant John Marion Turner. Mr. Turner was born March 19, 1890, in Seward County, Nebraska, and died June 3, 1983, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of his daughter, Nan Turner Merchant

John Marion Turner photograph

Marguerite Turner Johnson and Nannie Lee Hill Turner photograph

Marguerite Turner Johnson and Edith Mills Bale photograph

John Marion Turner, husband of Nannie Lee Hill Turner. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Marguerite Turner Johnson and her mother, Nannie Lee Hill Turner.  Nannie Lee Hill was born February 11, 1891, and died February 7, 1967, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Marguerite "Margie" Turner Johnson and Edith Mills Bale. Margie was born August 29, 1912, and died August 5, 2004, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant

Edith Mills Bale photograph

Marguerite turner Johnson and Anna Marie photograph

Norman Westermann and Frances Lee Turner Westermann photograph

Edith Mills Bale, born January 25, 1909, and died November 21, 1987. She is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Pulaski County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Marguerite Turner Johnson and Anna Marie (LNU). Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Dr. Norman F. Westermann, born January 31, 1928, and his wife, Frances Lee Turner Westermann, born April 17, 1928, and died March 8, 2009. Frances was a daughter of John Marion and Nannie Hill Turner. Dr. Westermann died January 6, 2004, and both are buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant