YELL County Arkansas Obits ..... and More
This site is for genealogists who are researching their ancestors that established
Roots in Yell County, Arkansas or passed thru here on the way to other places.
We now have a new link at the top of the page. It is a link to Mary's recently printed obits
from the Yell County Record. It will be kept updated more often than this site and can be a good
source to see which obits were printed in the past few weeks. Check it out.
This site contains collections of obituaries and newspaper clipping and other articles
from the weekly YELL COUNTY RECORD newspaper and other newspapers around the state.
We have also provided a name index for the 167 cemeteries listed on the website
Cemetery Records of Yell County, Arkansas. There
are over 29,000 names listed in this index. Click on "Yell Cty Cemeteries"
in the menu bar above to access this index.
Currently our obituary collection contains over 20,000 obituary images and over 11,200 transcriptions of obits and newspaper clipping.
In 2009, we completed a project to put all the obit images from the Danville Library Obituary Collection online.
This collection contains 12,761 obit images. Some of these images have been transcripted to text.
In 2010, we started adding the Dardanelle Library Obituary Collection.
The Dardanelle Library collection contains obits images from the Dardanelle Post-Dispatch
Newspaper and other local papers. We were only able to complete the A, B, C and G letters before we had to
suspend our work on the project.
In addition to the obits that we pulled from the YCR and the 2 county libraries,
we also have obits which were submitted to us by our patrons. These obits that
were published in various newspapers for people with connections to Yell County families. We are looking
for obits that we do not already have available to us from the Yell County Record. The older the
obits the better since those are the ones that are the hardest to come by. If you are like most
of us, you have a shoebox full of obits that you have been collecting over the years. We would
appreciate getting access to some of these. We will include your name as the contributor of the
obit unless you specify otherwise. If you have some obits that you would like to contribute to us,
please send either the obit text or image to
Be sure to include the newspaper and date published if you have that information.
We appreciate your help in making this an even better website.
The obituaries are available in 2 formats: images and text. Some obituaries can be found in both formats,
others are only available in only one of the two formats:
- There is an image version which is a scanned copy of the actual Obituary from the
paper. These are stored in PDF files containing about 20 images per file
for the different Library Collections and one month per file for the YCR
newspaper images collection.
- There is a transcribed text version for some of the collection images where we have been
able to use OCR software to convert them from scanned images to text. These are grouped
about 40 obits per web page.
Viewing Options: You have 4 options for how you view these obituaries.
- You can view just the additions which were added the last time new obits were added by clicking
the links highlighted in the Site Update History section below.
- or You can access all of the obits on this site using the Site Index when you are looking for a specific set of names.
The Site Index is in Name sequence and by clicking on the name link, it will take you
directly to the obituary text or the PDF file containing the obituary image.
- or You can browse thru a specific collection’s PDF images. For each PDF file
there is a file index
with the starting and ending name located in that PDF file. Clicking on this
name range will take you to that PDF file where you can scroll thru the obituary
- or Your can use the SEARCH option on the homepage toolbar to search for obit
transcriptions containing a specific name(s).
YELL County is located in west central Arkansas with Danville as it's county seat.
YELL County was established in 1840 from parts of Scott and Pope counties.
It was named after Archibald Yell, the second Governor of Arkansas
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