In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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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 April 23, 2017.

Over the years, many of those that were involved in square dancing, round dancing, etc. have gone on to The Eternal Square...both in Arkansas, and around the world. 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. I do NOT need the club name of the dancer, caller, or cuer, who is deceased...where they danced, etc. -- the deceased individuals name, and whether they were a caller, cuer, or SUFFICIENT.

Note that I do NOT provide things like the obituaries, information on the funeral service, etc., as these are provided by the funeral homes taking care of funeral/memorial services, and then burial/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, or even callers/cuers who are still alive, but have ''retired'' well as any needed corrections to the information on this page.

I've also added the names of square dance clubs that have long since disbanded. All I need is the club name, and the city where they danced. The club listings are in no particular order. In 1985, there were just under 20 clubs in the Little Rock area alone. Now, over 30 years later, not even that amount is left in the entire state of Arkansas!! Thanks to caller J.K. Fancher...dancer Regina Turner...and retired cuer Mick Watts, among others, for much of the information.

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 nearly 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.

Please note that since the subscription to The Modern Square is AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED in the event of the death of the caller, cuer, or dancer (one obviously has no use for it after they've died). However, if the widow or family member of the dancer wants a complimentary 3 month extension for information on memorials to their deceased loved one in Club Reports, they should contact the Circulation Manager, with the report of the passing of their loved one...and include a copy of the obituary, confirming the death of said caller, cuer, or dancer. If they want to continue subscribing afterwards, they can do so with information found on this page. If there was still several months left on the subscription, the expiration date will be REDUCED to 3 months after the death of said dancer, caller, or cuer...unless the widow or family member wants the full balance of subscription to be fulfilled.

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, 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, Eukie Walden, Patti Wheelington, Ray Wheelington, Marvin White, Barbara Wilder, ''Wild Bill'' Wilder, Ruth Williams, and Carroll Woolverton

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In Memoriam - Dancers

Donald Awe, Norma Awe, Joe Boeckmann, Howard Backus, Lorraine Backus, Kenneth Bailey, Sue Bartlett, Leon Baugh, Virgil Bostain, Glenna Bostain, 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, 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, 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, Jean Guthrie, George Hagele, Hank Hallum, Irene Hamm, Theo Harris, Rusty Hart, Edeth Hawk, Walt Hegge, Warren Hentrick, Jean Hersh, Richard Hicks, Wayne Hicks, Vivian Hicks, Wayne James, Bob Johnson, Ginger Johnson, John Paul 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, John Lehman, Bill Liggin, Jack Lohr, Dorothy Marchese, Sam Martin, Jack Mashburn, JoAnn Mashburn, Jim McCarthy, Ruth Minier, Ella Moats, Sam Moats, Bill Montgomery, Tad Morris, Lenora Murphy, Duane Needling, Rose Marie Nelson, 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, June Shaw, Bobe Sims, Rick Sims, Ernest ''Shorty'' Sims, Bill Smith, Gordon Smith, Homer Smith, Joe Speer, Margaret Speer, Bob Springer, Johnny Stebbins, Billy Stinson, Ruth Stinson, J.D. Stout, James Swanson, Joyce Taylor, Ernie Teachout, John Thomas, Viola Thomas, Gertrude Thompson, Joe Thompson, Max Thompson, Ruth Thompson, Jerry Treadway, Kathy Tucker, Ron Turner, John Turney, Bill Ukeman, Vince Vinciguerra, Dean Wade, Joe Wallace, Nick Walsh, Richard Warrick, Lou Watada, Joe Weber, Howard Wells, Jeff Wells, Bill Welsh, Peggy Werkman, George Wharton, David Wieduwilt, Theresa Wisniewski, 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

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

Cherokee Village: Cherokee Squares

Clarksville: Johnson County Twirlers

Conway: Rebel Reelers

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: Diamond Squares, 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 (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, Southwest Swingers, Square Mixers, Square Rounders, Tuesday Niters, Twin City Stars, Whirl-A-Ways, Yellow Rockers

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

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

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, Larry Marchese, 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, Roger Turner, Woody Ussery, Mick Watts, Fred Warnken, Jim Weaver, Mike Welch, John Williams, and John Wood.

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