William Hansel Roush


Personal and Family Information

William was born on 1 Jan 1939 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas, the son of Hubert Hansel Roush and Oda Estella Deese.

He died on 28 Sep 2017 in Lonoke County, Arkansas.

His wife was Martha Elizabeth Douglass, who he married on 31 Jul 1959 in Beebe, White County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Teresa Denise (1961-?), Keith Allen (1962-?) and Dawn Michele (1970-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Hansel Roush


Hubert Hansel Roush


Denver Roush


Lillian Mathews


Oda Estella Deese


William Henry Deese


Culpepper Watkins Deese


Nancy Thomas Josephine Clemintine Bryant


Susan Elizabeth Flynt


Richard Milton Flynt


Mildred Thomason



Birth1 Jan 1939
Place: Beebe, White County, Arkansas
Death28 SEP 2017
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Census5 APR 1940
Place: Beebe, White County, Arkansas
Age: 1
Address: house 42 Roush, Hubert H age 24, wife Oda E 57, son William H age 1
Burial30 SEP 2017
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Address: Wattensaw Cemetery N34° 53.135’ W091° 52.590’ findagrave 183822857
Place: Highway 236, Lonoke, Arkansas
Address: 501-676-5306 Highway 236, Lonoke Arkansas


Deese Family...


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William Hansel Roush January 1, 1939 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 78)

Carlisle, AR . Published: September 29, 2017

William Hansel Roush, age 78, went to be with the Lord September 28, 2017. He was a member of Oakdale Missionary Baptist Church and was a graduate of Beebe High School. He worked for AMF Cycling for 23 years and then retired from Lonoke County 911 System. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cattle farming.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Douglass Roush; son, Keith (Tina) Roush; daughters, Terri McManus and Dawn Aycock; brother, Sherrill (Barbara) Roush; grandchildren, Chelsie McManus, Laura (Justin) Sparks, Chase (Claudia) McManus, Heith (Lauren) Roush, Joshua (Taylor) Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Bradley Aycock and Drake Aycock; four great-grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents Hubert and Oda Deese Roush.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, September 30th at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. and followed by burial at Wattensaw Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Diabetes Association, American Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association. Online guest book, www.boydfuneralhome.net.

The last few years of Hansel’s life were tough. He had diabetes and had a leg amputated 1 1/2 years ago. Then he lost a couple of toes on the other foot. That surgery never healed so he lost the other leg. He had been in a care facility in Lonoke and somehow they let him slip out of bed. The fall broke his hip. He had surgery last Wednesday to repair the break and never recovered from that. Keith said his mother Martha did have dementia so send cards to him.

His daughter, Laura Sparks and her husband, live in Rogers with their 3 young children.