Descendants of Joshua Sikes

  Sixth Generation  

46. Sue REEVES-[41] was born on 20 Feb 1937 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

Sue is just like her mother, Ruby, in many ways, she says what she thinks and like her mother don't mind using some harsh words to get her point across. What we love about Sue, is she is always the same when ever you meet her, and loves to talk.

Sue told of the way she met Dorance when he came to Mulberry to work on the railroad. Her father Clarence, told her that a new gang of workers had come to town and they were a rough bunch and he didn't want her to even talk to them. Sue was working in the Cafe where these guys eat their meals, so Dorance (everyone calls him Sanders) ask her for a date and she told him that she was playing basket ball that evening and couldn't go with him as she had to ride on the school bus to where they were playing ball. So Sanders walked her to the bus, and if I remember correctly he proposed to her on the way to the bus that night. Needless to say it was a short engagement, they were married right away.

Sue and Dorance love to camp at the local RV sites in Arkansas and have spent just about 100% of their time camping since Sue retired from the Mulberry School System.

Source: Sue Marie Reeves on July 11, 1999

Paul J. Qualls a first cousin to Sue.

Sue married Dorance Franklin SANDERS-[58] [MRIN:31], son of Floyd SANDERS-[63] and Bessie MODDY-[64], on 30 Mar 1956 in Poteau, Oklahoma. Dorance was born on 30 Sep 1933 in Zard County, Pineville, Arkansas.

Their children were:

   85 M    i. Frankie Dean SANDERS-[59] was born on 15 Feb 1957 in Franklin County, Ozark, Arkansas.

Frankie married Tresea UNKNOWN-[65] [MRIN:35].

Frankie next married Marvella UNKNOWN-[66] [MRIN:36].

   86 M    ii. Terry Ray SANDERS-[60] was born on 19 Mar 1960 in Franklin County, Ozark, Arkansas.

Terry married Rebecca ROBINSON-[67] [MRIN:37], daughter of Junior ROBINSON-[68] and Unknown.

   87 M    iii. Rickie Don SANDERS-[61] was born on 30 May 1965 in Franklin County, Ozark, Arkansas.

Rickie married Nancy SMITH-[69] [MRIN:38].

   88 F    iv. Crystal Gail SANDERS-[62] was born on 15 Nov 1975.

Crystal married Michael SMITH-[70] [MRIN:39].

Crystal next married Charles "Buddy" REED Jr.-[71] [MRIN:40].

53. Raymond James STEELE-[94] was born about 1936.

Raymond and Billie Frank had three girls and one son. He retired from the city of Springdale, Ark., but still resides there. Raymond collects old Record Player and has quite a collection which he is quite proud of. He and Billie do a lot of traveling with their R V since both have retired.

Source: Paul J. Qualls 1st cousin of Raymond.

Raymond married Billie Frank UNKNOWN-[115] [MRIN:47].

Their children were:

   89 F    i. Unknown STEELE-[116] .

   90 F    ii. Unknown STEELE-[117] .

   91 F    iii. Sherry STEELE-[118] .

   92 M    iv. Jeff STEELE-[119] .

68. Tommy Adkins SYKES-[157] 1 was born on 12 Mar 1931 and died on 26 Mar 1972.

Tommy married Annabelle KENDALL-[158] [MRIN:65] on 1 Jan 1955. Annabelle was born on 22 Jan 1935 and died on 26 Mar 1972.

Their children were:

   93 F    i. Carolyn SYKES-[159] 1 was born on 11 Aug 1957 and died on 26 Mar 1972.

   94 M    ii. Bruce Kendall SYKES-[160] 1 was born on 6 Jan 1962 and died on 26 Mar 1972.

69. David Allen SYKES-[187] was born on 31 Oct 1940 in Clarksville, AR.

David married Maxie Elizabeth COLE-[188] [MRIN:75], daughter of Edward COLE-[191] and Juanita Louise HOLMAN-[192], on 29 Nov 1963 in Clarksville, AR. Maxie was born on 19 Dec 1945 in Sikeston, MO.

Their children were:

   95 M    i. Mark Allen SYKES-[190] was born on 7 Nov 1964 in Clarksville, AR.


   96 F    ii. Kimberly Ann SYKES-[189] was born on 7 Nov 1968 in Clarksville, AR.

70. Marilyn SYKES-[180] was born on 26 Nov 1926 in Picher, OK.

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Marilyn married Thomas Wesley RAY-[197] [MRIN:78], son of Unknown and Unknown, on 9 Oct 1946.

Their children were:

+ 97 M    i. John Wesley RAY-[198] was born on 10 Oct 1947.

+ 98 F    ii. Laura Jean RAY-[203] was born on 6 May 1951 in Washington, DC.

+ 99 M    iii. David Duane RAY-[207] was born on 26 Jan 1953 in Stephenville, Newfoundland.

+ 100 F    iv. Shirley Ann RAY-[211] was born on 8 Jul 1957 in Paris, France.

Marilyn next married Glen Mason WYATT-[216] [MRIN:86] on 12 Aug 1972.

71. Reba Ray SYKES-[182] was born on 2 Mar 1929.

Reba married Johnny Leroy STEELMAN-[217] [MRIN:87] on 5 May 1946.

Their children were:

   101 F    i. Brenda Lee STEELMAN-[218] .

   102 F    ii. Linda Ray STEELMAN-[219] .

   103 F    iii. Lavada STEELMAN-[220] .

   104 F    iv. Paula STEELMAN-[221] .

   105 F    v. Reba Sherlene STEELMAN-[222] .

72. Shirley Ruth SYKES-[181] was born on 18 Jun 1931 in Tulsa, OK.

Shirley married Herman L JOHNSTON-[223] [MRIN:88] on 28 Jul 1950.

Their children were:

   106 F    i. Pamela Gail JOHNSTON-[224] .


Pamela married Mike CAREY-[225] [MRIN:89].

   107 F    ii. Debbie JOHNSTON-[226] .

73. Raymond Duane SYKES-[144] 1 was born on 13 Feb 1933 in Tulsa, OK.


1. Occupation. Retired, US Forest Service

Raymond married Shirley Ann PARKS-[145] [MRIN:61], daughter of Farris Berlin PARKS-[185] and Ola Mae HONEA-[186], in 1958 in Shreveport, LA. Shirley was born on 15 Sep 1936 in Coldwater, TN, died on 15 Aug 1977 in Hot Springs, AR and was buried in 1977 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.


1. Occupation. Homemaker

Their children were:

+ 108 M    i. John Raymond SYKES-[146] 1 was born on 1 Sep 1959 in Shreveport, LA.

   109 F    ii. Lori Ann SYKES-[147] 1 was born on 5 Apr 1961 in Shreveport, LA, died in 1968 in Ft. Smith, AR and was buried in Apr 1968 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.

+ 110 F    iii. Donna Sue SYKES-[148] 1 was born on 28 Apr 1962 in Shreveport, LA.

Raymond next married Joyce MEINERT-[155] [MRIN:62] in 1988 in Clarksville, AR. Joyce was born on 4 Feb 1934.

75. Frankie Claude SYKES-[179] was born on 3 Oct 1937.

Frankie married Joann DUSICK-[227] [MRIN:90].

Their children were:

   111 M    i. Frankie C (Joey) SYKES Jr-[228] .

   112 F    ii. Rebecca SYKES-[229] .

77. Koen Dalton SYKES-[184] was born on 17 Feb 1944 in Ft. Smith, AR.

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El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Koen married Laura UNKNOWN-[247] [MRIN:99]. Laura was born on 21 Apr 1946.

Their children were:

+ 113 F    i. Charlotte Lee SYKES-[248] was born on 18 Nov 1966.

+ 114 M    ii. Koen SYKES Jr-[249] was born on 2 May 1968.

78. Mary Nell SYKES-[178] was born on 3 Sep 1946.

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Mary married Gene PENNINGTON-[239] [MRIN:96] on 12 Oct 1968. Gene was born on 22 Nov 1924.

Their children were:

   115 M    i. Kevin PENNINGTON-[240] was born on 20 Aug 1970.

Kevin married Laura UNKNOWN-[242] [MRIN:97] on 1 Jun 1999.

+ 116 F    ii. Angela PENNINGTON-[241] was born on 30 Dec 1974.

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