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Ashcraft, Ed

Ed Ashcraft, aged 74, of Ola, died July 23, 1959 in a Russellville hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Ashcraft; a daughter, Mrs. Noble Strait of Little Rock; a son, Velmer Ashcraft of Hot Springs; a half-brother, J. A. Ashcraft of Winton, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Ed Parsons of McFarland, Calif.; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 6, 1959)


Ashenfelter, Walter Louis

Walter Louis Ashenfelter, age 71 of Ola died Wednesday March 4, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born August 14, 1937 in Brailey, Ohio to the late Hanson & Truth Booth Ashenfelter. He was a Church of Christ Minister & a retired Union Electrician. A member of lBEU local union 323, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Survivors include wife of 52 years Geraldine Engle Ashenfelter; son & daughter-in- law Paul & Pam Ashenfelter of Stuart, Florida; daughters & sons-in-law, Truth Edith & Randy Truex of Dayton, Ohio; Tamara Feryn & Jerry Miller of Niles, Michigan; Sandra Annette & Jimmy Stutts of Jacksonville, Fla. 7 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was March 9, at Ola Church of Christ with, Ralph Weinhold officiating. Burial was at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 11, 2009)


Asher, John L.

John L. Asher, age 73, a Belleville farmer died at a Little Rock Hospital Thursday. He was a native of Kentucky.

He is survived by a brother, R. A. Asher of Belleville and sister, Miss Grade Asher of Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 22, 1952)


Ashley, Homer Lee

Homer Lee Ashley, age 73 of North Little Rock (formerly of Plainview, AR) died July 7, 2002. He was owner and operator of Ashley's Beauty Salon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi Ashley and Julia Phillips Ashley and his sister, Eulene Mathis and his half-brother J. W. Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda of North Little Rock; a son, Terry Ashley of Conway and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Thursday, 2:00 p. m. at Huson Funeral Home Chapel, 7700 Hwy 107 Sherwood with Bill McCoy and Mike Rathbone officiating. Entombment at Rest Hills Mausoleum in North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online memorials may be made to mem.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 17, 2002)


Ashley, James F. Rev.

The Rev. James F. Ashley, age 81, of Sherwood, brother of Lois Leach of Russellville and Bea Young of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, February 25, 1987.

Survivors also include a son, two other sisters, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church at Levy. Burial will be in Mulberry Cemetery at England by Wilson Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Ashley, Lester Ray

Lester Ray Ashley, 86, of OKC, passed away Dec. 22, 2007. He was born Dec. 16, 1921 in Atwood, OK and raised in Sasakwa, OK by his parents, Arlee and Margaret (Haines) Ashley. Lester proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked in the oil industry as an executive before his retirement. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Wyvonne Ashley; sons, James and David Ashley; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, R.L. Ashley, Jr.; sister, Nina Holland; sister-in-law, Wyvetta Ortega; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at Rancho Village Baptist Church. VONDEL L. SMITH & SON MORTUARIES CREMATORIUMS 6934 S. Western ph: 634-1439 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 26 Dec 2007, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. )

Ashley, Myrtis Light

Mrs. Myrtis Light Ashley, age 89, of Danville, AR died Thursday, March 30, 1995 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in Plainview, AR, August 27, 1905, daughter of the late Young Keller and Frances Fisher Light. She was a retired business woman, and the widow of Bob Ashley.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Beth Herring of Danville and Jo Ann Wood of Springdale, AR; three grandchildren, Robert Miles Buford of Missouri, Jason Buford of Ola and Natasha Wood of Clarksville and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 1 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Newton officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Olen Payne, John Robert Payne, Jerry Payne, Joe Sivley, J. B. Sloop and Earl Johnston. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4/5/1995)


Ashley, Nancy Lou Emma (Mrs.)

Mrs. Nancy Lou Emma Ashley, aged 88, of Oklahoma City, Okla. died at her home Tuesday, April 2. She was born at Casa and lived in Plainview before moving to Oklahoma. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include five daughters, Emma Carroll of Oklahoma City, Dona Benefield of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Lou Scarbrough of Oklahoma City, Willie V. Thomas of Long Beach, Calif. Myrtle Hunter of Midwest City, Okla.; three sons, Leo Ashley and Willie Ashley of Oklahoma City and Bob Ashley of Danville; 25 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at the Briggsville Methodist Church and burial was in the Briggsville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Ashley, Nancy Lou Emma (Mrs.)

Mrs. Nancy Lou Emma Ashley, aged 88, of Oklahoma City, Okla. died at her home Tuesday, April 2. She was born at Casa and lived in Plainview before moving to Oklahoma. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include five daughters, Emma Carroll of Oklahoma City, Dona Benefield of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Lou Scarbrough of Oklahoma City, Willie V. Thomas of Long Beach, Calif. Myrtle Hunter of Midwest City, Okla.; three sons, Leo Ashley and Willie Ashley of Oklahoma City and Bob Ashley of Danville; 25 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at the Briggsville Methodist Church and burial was in the Briggsville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Ashley, Wyvonne Vonita (Forga)

Wyvonne Vonita Ashley, 81, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away February 22, 2009. Wyvonne enjoyed cooking and collecting antiques. She loved fancy cars, diamonds and gold. Wyvonne also loved classical music.

She is survived by 2 sons, David Ashley and James Ashley; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Wyvetta Ortega; aunt, Nina Holland.

Wyvonne is preceded in death by husband, Lester Ashley; 1 brother, Benny Forga and 1 sister, Bobbye Kirk.

Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Rancho Village Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK. Interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on March 1, 2009)

Ashlin, Amanda Leora (Hancock) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Amanda Leora Hancock Ashlin, 58 of Jacksonville, wife of John William Ashlin, died February 28 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a member of the Jacksonville Church of Christ.

Survivors included: five sons; Floyd, Kenneth, Charles, Johnny, and Feddie; five daughters, Marie, Maxine, Berta, Bonnie, and Mary, her mother, Mrs. Sarah Hancock; four brothers and a sister. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 8, 1962)

Ashlin, Betty Gene

Mrs. Betty Gene Ashlin, age 66, of Danville, AR died Monday, October 31, 1994 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Fort Smith, AR, October 1, 1928, daughter of the late Charlie Olen Thomas and Mrs. Bertha Melton Thomas of Danville. She was a graduate of Danville High School, and Petit Jean Vo-Tech. She was a licensed practical nurse and retired after 32 years from Yell County Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church and the widow of Floyd Ashlin.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bertha Thomas of Danville; two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra James of Angleton, TX and Phylis and Scott McLaclan of Clarksville, AR; a brother, Orlan Ray Thomas of Danville; a sister, Ila Mae Richbourg of Camden, SC; five grandchildren, Lacy and Andy Rolen of Danville; Justin James of Clute, TX, Jeffrey James of Angel-ton, TX and Mary McLaclan of Clarksville and a great-grandson Drew Rolen of Danville.

Funeral services were Thursday, November 3, 1994 at 2:00 p. m. at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Palmer, J. C. Barnett, David Rolen, Wendell Sides, Edward Higgs and Robert Walker. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-9-1994)


Ashlin, William Kenneth (Grandpa)

William Kenneth Ashlin (Grandpa) died February 18, 2004 at work. He was born July 2, 1925 in Magazine, AR to parents James W. and Amanda Ashlin. He has been a resident of Redwater since 1962. He was a former employee of McConnell Heavy Haulers, and retired from Commercial Storage, and Red River Army Depot. He was a member and former elder of the Redwater Church of Christ. He was also a former member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a decorated veteran of World War II where he received three purple hearts for wounds received in battle, and two Bronze Stars for going beyond the call of duty, and the Combat Infantry Badge. His family and friends remember him as a loving and personable man who would do whatever he could and more for everyone.

He is preceded in death by three children, Judith Nell Ashlin, Timothy Allen Ashlin, Rebecca Spence, and his beloved wife, Dorothy Spain Ashlin.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Maggie Ashlin of Redwater, TX, Bobby and Michele Ashlin of Jacksonville, AR, Randy Ashlin of Beaumont, TX; one son-in-law, Patrick Spence; his special friend, Melba Palmertree; five sisters, Berta Barnett of Russ, TX, Marie Cross and Maxine Spain of Jacksonville, AR, Bonnie Culwell of Kansas City, MO and Mary Larkin of Cabot, AR. He was grandpa to five granddaughters and six grandsons who knew no matter what, grandpa was there.

Funeral service was Saturday, February 21, 2004 at East Memorial Chapel-Downtown, with Mark Miller officiating. Burial was in Redwater Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)


Ashlock, Sharon Kay (Beebe)

Surrounded by her family, Sharon Kay Beebe Ashlock passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 17, 1951 and died at age 60 on March 29, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Ashlock, Dardanelle, AR; they were to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on April 30; daughters, Heidi (Aaron) Davis, Maysville, NC; Ivy Ashlock, Dardanelle, AR; Lacey (Jose) Garcia, Dardanelle, AR; mother, Nona Janks, Elkton, MD; brothers and sisters; Robert (Ramona) Beebe, Elkton, MD; Michael Beebe, Coolville, OH; Patrick (Jayne) Beebe, Fleming, OH; Brenda Beebe (Doug) Duncan of Williamsburg, VA; and Christina (Jeff) Masters, Little Hocking, OH. Sharon dearly loved her 10 grandchildren; Kay and Floyd (Bubba) Bryant, Sierra, Deja and Kamryn Davis, Brandon Bruhn, Jayden and Carli Vazquez, Haylee Ashlock, and Angel Garcia Jr.

She was preceded in death by her father Dana Beebe, brother Jim Beebe, sister Bonnie Beebe, step father, Albin Janks, niece, Anna Laura Masters and son-in-law, Sergio Vazquez-Hurtado. Sharon was born in Marietta, Ohio and was a 1970 graduate from Warren High School. She graduated from Harford Community College in Maryland from the Dental Assistance Program and worked at the US Naval Training Center at Bainbridge, MD. She also worked as a manager at Gabriel's in Parkersburg, WV before moving to Arkansas. Sharon enjoyed family, quilting, canning, gardening and camping (especially at Buffalo River). A family service and celebration of her was held April 4, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Don Irwin officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

Cremation Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 11, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 11 Apr 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Ashlock, Sharon Kay (Beebe)

Sharon Kay Beebe Ashlock passed away after a long battle with cancer. A family service and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Don Irwin officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the chapel prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Ark. Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Ln., Russellville, AR 72801. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 4, 2012)

Ashmore, Bernice

Mrs. Bernice Ashmore, age 74, Tulsa, Okla. formerly of Dardanelle and Mt. Nebo, died at her home December 14. She was a native of Yell County and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Davis, Tulsa; one granddaughter, Mrs. Pamela Ritchie, Tulsa; two brothers, Pat Caviness, Little Rock, and Troy Caviness, Loving, N. M. Mrs. Fred C. Burnett, Dardanelle, is among surviving cousins in Yell County.

Funeral and burial were at Tulsa Saturday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas, 12/21/1977)


Ashmore, Margaret Paulette Napier

Margaret Paulette Napier Ashmore, age 65 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at her home. She was born April 16, 1942 at Russellville to the late Elmer and Aline Mars Napier. She worked at Tyson Foods Tyler Road Plant in Russellville for 20 years and was a member of the Damascus Assembly of God Church in Russellville.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Delena Fields.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Bobby Ashmore of Dardanelle; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bryan Ashmore of Russellville, James and Gloria Ashmore of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Ashmore of Russellville, Teresa and Don Earnest Jr. of Berryville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lonnie and Kathleen Napier of Atkins, Bobby and Virginia Napier of Russellville; eight grandchildren; numerous other family and friends.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, with Rev. Jackie Brewer officiating. In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2007)


Ashmore, Mary

Mrs. Mary Ashmore, 80 years of age, of Mead, Okla. and a former resident of Belleville. Died at the hospital in Durant, Okla. on Wednesday, December 28, 1949. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 5, 1950)


Askew, Glenn A.

DANVILLE - Glenn A. Askew, age 90, of Belleville died Sunday, March 17, 1985, at Mitchell Nursing Home. He was a native of Tennessee and was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Sam White of Belleville, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Belleville Baptist Church by the Rev. Refus Caldwell. Burial will be in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home. Pallbearers Active: Glynn Strickland, Carl Woodson, Dale Knight, Thurman Payne, Olen Payne and John Bob Harkness. Honorary: Johnny Walker and Harold Majors. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Askren, Geneva Sue

Geneva Sue Askren, age 39, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born February 22, 1959 in Russellville, AR and is the daughter of Imojene Easter May and the late Sammy May of Dardanelle, AR. She was a retired cashier at Harrah's Casino in Nevada arid a member of the Faith Church in Dardanelle. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dale May.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Askren of Dardanelle, AR; a son, Bruce Thompson of Dardanelle; two daughters, Felisha Thompson and LaTosha Thompson both of Russellville; her mother, Imojene May of Dardanelle; two brothers, Doug May of Dardanelle and Allen Chesney of Atkins; two sisters, Anita Roach of Virginia Beach, VA and Teresa Simmons of Atkins and two grandchildren, Jasmine and Joslyn Thompson of Russellville.

Service was June 29, 1998 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in the Phoenix Cemetery in Buck Mountain, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 1, 1998)


Askren, Joseph Edward

Joseph Edward Askren, age 47, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, June 7, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born August 6, 1951 in Chicago Heights, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Edward Askren and his wife, Geneva Askren.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Jean Askren of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Thomas Askren of Indiana and Daniel Askren of Las Vegas, NV and one sister, Nesta Morris of New Jersey.

Memorial service was held June 12, 1999 at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle with Bro. James Lowe officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Aston, Albert Leon "Leroy"

Albert Leon "LeRoy" Aston, age 55 of Russellville, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Stella Manor Nursing Center. He was born January 29, 1953 at Russellville to the late Juel Francis and Sadie Mirelda Vinson Aston.

Funeral will be held at 2:00 p. m. today, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Faith Church, Dardanelle with Bro. David Jay officiating. Burial will be in Haney Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. See complete obituary in next week's edition. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 2008)


Aston, Albert Leon "Leroy"

Albert Leon "LeRoy" Aston, age 55 of Russellville, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Stella Manor Nursing Center. He was born January 29, 1953 at Russellville to the late Juel Francis and Sadie Mirelda Vinson Aston.

Funeral was held Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Faith Church in Dardanelle with Bro. David Jay officiating. Burial was in Haney Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 2008)


Atchison, Emma

Mrs. Emma Atchison died at her home near Plainview on November 3, 1952. She was married to John Williams Atchison August 19, 1918.

She is survived by her husband, J. W. Atchison; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Brasier of Oklahoma; one son, Olgar Smith of Plainview, and a foster son, William Isler, of the homeland a number of grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 27, 1952)


Atchley, Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence Atchley, age 48 of Centerville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born September 17, 1958 at Roseville, CA to Robert Lawrence and Patricia Rose Atchley.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Rose Atchley.

Survivors include his wife, Thomisa Atchley; parents, Robert and Jeanette Atchley of Centerville; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Atchley of Russellville, Andrew and Teresa Meyers of Germany, Robert McNeedy of South Carolina; daughters and son-in-law, Johnnie Ray Atchley of Centerville, Amy Marie and Mitch Theis of North Highlands, CA; sisters, Rosemary Lindstrom of Centerville, Kathy Routt of Ola; brothers, Robert Atchley of St. Louis, MO, Patrick Atchley of Ola; grandchildren, Jaxson Theis and Joshua Theis; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Burial was held Thursday at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola. The family will hold a private

Memorial Service at a later time. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 16, 2007)


Atchley, Thomisa Louise (Myers)

Thomisa Louise Atchley, age 51, of Russellville died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at her home. She was born February 2, 1962 in Bloomington, Indiana to John Myers and the late Susan Bloyd Myers. She attended Group Insperations in Dardanelle and loved spending time with her family especially her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Husband, Mike Atchley and one infant son Nicholas.

Survivors include her father, John Myers of Indiana; five children, Andrew Myers and wife Sheena of Ola, Robert McNeely of South Carolina, Michael Atchley, Jonnie Atchley both Russellville and Amy Atchley Theis of California; Two Brothers, Dave Myers of Indiana and Ricky Myers of California; one sister, Kim Pruitt of Indiana and six grandchildren.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 22, 2014)

Atkinson, Betty Redfield

Betty Redfield Atkinson, age 74, of Wilburton, OK died Wednesday at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Ft. Smith. Born February 12, 1928 in East St. Louis, IL. she was the daughter of the late Norman Allen and Mary Ellen Koonce Redfield.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Bill Atkinson of Wilburton, OK; a son, Richard Allen Hobbs of Crete, IL; a daughter, Marilyn L. Allen of Lansing, IL; eight grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday at Graves Cemetery, Delaware with the Rev. Thomas Edward "Bud" Parsons officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 21, 2002)


Atkinson, H. N. "Speedy"

H. N. "Speedy" Atkinson age 83 of Dardanelle died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at his home. He was born March 30, 1923 at Solgohacia to Duff H. and Mary Pearl Rammer Atkinson. He was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Maxine Wilson and Morene Pfeifer.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Jo Mack Atkinson of Dardanelle; a special family friend, Kathy Young of Dardanelle.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Internment was in Brearley Cemetery with Rev. Milton Cowley officiating. Pallbearers were Dusty Rhinehart, Scott Carter, Dave Evans, Russell Brown, Rick Lumpkin and Lynn Young. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Keith Ison, Jimmy Martin and Pete Tillmon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway Suite 3, Russellville, AR, 72802 or First Baptist Church of Dardanelle, 118 S. 2nd Street Dardanelle, AR 72834. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 10, 2006)


Atkinson, Mary Jo

Mary Jo Atkinson, age 84 of Dardanelle, died Saturday at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Born January 26, 1924, in Osceola, Arkansas, she was a supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone and a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. N. "Speedy" Atkinson; her parents; and a brother, Roddy Mack.

Survivors include a special friend, Kathy Young of Dardanelle; caregivers, Wilma Case and Kim Bradley of New Blaine.

Funeral service was held Tuesday at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. Building Fund, 118 South 2nd Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Visitation was Monday from 6-7 p. m. at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 2008)


Atkinson, Mary Pearl Ramer

Mrs. Mary Pearl Ramer Atkinson, age 86, of Dardanelle, died Monday, April 28, 1986. Mrs. Atkinson was a housewife and a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, H. N. Atkinson of Dardanelle, two daughters, Morene Pfeifer of Dardanelle and Maxine Gilliland of Osceola. One brother, Earl Ramer of California, one sister, Myrtle McGuire of Morrilton, and one grandchild.

Services were Wednesday, April 30, 1986 at the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonda Moyer officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Hugh Balloun, A. B. Cox, Joe Petray, Pete Tilman, Frank Lee Johnson, and Orville Brown. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Atkinson, Mary Pearl Ramer

Mrs. Mary Pearl Ramer Atkinson, age 86, of Dardanelle, died Monday, April 28, 1986. Mrs. Atkinson was a housewife and a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, H. N. Atkinson of Dardanelle, two daughters, Morene Pfeifer of Dardanelle and Maxine Gilliland of Osceola. One brother, Earl Ramer of California, one sister, Myrtle McGuire of Morrilton, and one grandchild.

Services were Wednesday, April 30, 1986 at the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonda Moyer officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Hugh Balloun, A. B. Cox, Joe Petray, Pete Tilman, Frank Lee Johnson, and Orville Brown. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-7-1986)


Atkinson, Myrtle Juanita

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Myrtle Juanita Atkinson, age 88, of Dardanelle died Sunday, December 14, 1986. She was a former resident of Newport.

Survivors include her husband, James Atkinson; a son, James Atkinson of Newport; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lock of Dardanelle and Mrs. Marie Soles of Rogers; a brother, W. A. Kunkin of Charleston; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Dillinger Funeral Home at Newport. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Newport. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Atkison, Reba

Reba Atkison, age 70, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, OK on August 23, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Beulah Jackson Atkison of Blanchard, LA. She was the granddaughter of the late H. D. and Nannie Jackson of Waveland and Havana and had lived in Tulsa since the death of her parents. She was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK.

Survivors include her brother, R. C. Atkison and nieces, Reva and Ruby Ann.

Funeral service was held in Tulsa at Moore's Memory Chapel with burial in Havana Cemetery with Bro. John McCourt on August 27. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2001)


Atwood, Ruby L. George

Ruby L. George Atwood, age 85, of Modesto, CA died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at oak Valley Care Center, Oakdale, CA. She was a native of Dardanelle, AR and lived in Modesto 60 years. She was born in Arkansas on March 19, 1918 to the late Lilburn Green and Cora Ella George. She worked at Gene Thomas Trailer Sales for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Charlene Teeple and three brothers, Homer L., James L. and Herman J. George.

She is survived by her children, Bobby Atwood of Riverbank, CA, Lloyd Atwood of Banning, CA, Sandra Atwood of Modesto, CA and Shirley Cravey of Tucson, AZ; brothers, Lloyd George of Chinese Camp, CA and David George of Modesto, CA; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held March 20 at Chinese Camp Cemetery. Eaton Family Funeral Cremation Service, Modesto, CA was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA 95350. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 31, 2004)


Audirsch, E. L. (Mike)

E. L. (Mike) Audirsch Jr., age 59, of Mariagpa, formerly of Danville, died Wednesday, December 25, 1996 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. He was the Agency Manager for Lee County Farm Bureau, having previously been the Agency Manager in Yell and Miller counties. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gideons International and National Life Underwriters Associations.

He is survived by his wife Pat Audirsch and his mother Mrs. Nellie Audirsch both of Marianna; one daughter Heather Audirsch Hay wood of Hot Springs; one son Dr. Lance Audirsch of Helena; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday, December 27 at the First Baptist Church in Marianna. Interment was in Marianna Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Marianna, Gideons International, Lee County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, or organization of choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 1997)


Audirsch, Nellie

Nellie Audirsch, age 95, died Thursday, October 25, 2001. She was born April 23, 1906 and was preceded in death by her husband, E. L. (Lensy) Audirsch, Sr. and her son, Emiel (Mike) Audirsch, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Pat Audirsch of Mariana; granddaughter Heather Audirsch Haywood and husband Ken of Stuttgart; grandson Dr Lance Audirsch and wife Annetta of West Helena and their children Lindsay and Luke; and sister Iness Rowan of Mulvane, Kansas.

Graveside services were held Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 p. m. at Marianna Memorial Park. Memorials suggested to organization of choice. Arrangements by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Marianna, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 31, 2001)


Auld, Vernon Marcus

Vernon Marcus Auld, age 67, of Ola, AR died Saturday, August 14, 1999. He was a highly decorated U. S. Air Force Veteran and was a Staff Sergeant with the Air Police.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie Auld of Ola, AR; a son, Dennis Auld of Haskell, Ar; six daughters, Charlotte Clay and Cathy May of Ola, AR, Cindy Love of East End, AR, Carolyn Gullett of Benton, AR, Carla McEloud of Rover, AR and Tammy Gettle of Nola, AR; four brothers; six sisters; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 11 AM Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel in Benton, AR with the Rev. Dennis Crawford officiating. Committal and interment was be at 2 PM Wednesday at Aly Cemetery in Aly, AR. Memorials may be made to the McClellan V. A. Hospital, Surgical IC Unit, Little Rock, AR. Pallbearers will be W. T. Auld, Dennis Auld, Orville Fulmer, Johnny Ray, Charles Failla, Jerry Duplissey, Marlin Wright and Clyde Crookham Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 1999)


Ault, Norma Jean

Norma Jean Ault, age 66, of Lonsdale, AR died Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center. She was born January 7, 1932 at Story, AR to Buford and Beula Nichols. She married Zeulen C. Ault on January 9, 1949, at Lonsdale, AR. She was a very loving, caring and giving wife, mother and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Smith Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by, her father, Buford Nichols and a grandson, Wilburn Smith.

Survivors include; her husband of 49 years, Zeulen Ault; her mother, Beula Nichols; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lane and Janet Ault of Mount Pleasant, Alan and Susan Ault and Lawrence and Tracie Ault of Lonsdale; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Paul Burks of Lonsdale, Connie and Frank Pfenenger of Monticello, Peggy and Joe Smith and Georgia and Paul David Morgan all of Hot Springs; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lon and Meda Nichols of Alexander and Norman and Jimmie Nichols of Star City; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and J. W. Abbott of Story and one sister-in-law, Barbara Nichols.

Services was held August 6, 1998 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Pfenenger and Bro. Norris Garner officiating. Burial followed at Newkirk Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Smith Creek Missionary Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 12, 1998)


Austin, Gayle (Miss)

Miss Gayla Austin, 57, daughter of the late Arthur and Amanda Austin, former resident of Briggsville, died in Pasadena, Calif. On December 8, where she had lived for the past 20 years. After graduating from Ola High School in 1924, she attended Arkansas Tech, Arkansas State College, and East Central State Teacher's College at Ada, Okla. Before leaving Arkansas, she taught in a number of schools in Yell County. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by four brothers, Warren and Orvill Austin of Monrovia, Calif.; Junisu Austin of Altadena, Calif. And Leo Austin of Bellflower, Calif.; two sisters, Eloise Brandage of West Covina and Wynoa Anderson of Pasadena, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 21, 1961)

Austin, Ina Melton

Ina Melton Austin, 84, Independence, Missouri, died November 30, 1991, at the home. She was born in Yell County, Ark., and moved to Independence 66 years ago. Mrs. Austin was a member of the Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol J. Mays, Independence; two sisters, Ora Carey, Lee's Summit, and Alma Henker, Anderson, Mo.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Speaks Midtown Chapel; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Kansas City Star Newspaper, Kansas City, Missouri, Obituary was published on Dec 1, 1991)

Austin, Jewell Mary

Jewell Mary Austin, age 80 of Dardanelle, died Friday, December 7, 2007 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born October 10, 1927 in Kansas to the late David and Letha Rollans Rickett. She was a retired restaurant owner of Austin Mark Restaurant.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. Austin.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Robert and Marie Bailey of Dover; John and Bobbie Bailey of Malvern; Jeff and Tammy Bailey of Kansas; Joe and Phyllis Bailey of Wyoming, Tommy and Darla Masters of Hot Springs; Edith Bailey of Dardanelle; Loretta and Dennis Dugan of Hot Springs; Bennie Ruth and Phillip Maine of Missouri; sisters, Dorothy Martin of Flat Rock, Minne May Hughes of California; seventeen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held December 11, 2007 at North New Hope Cemetery in Dover. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 12, 2007)


Austin, Mickey Leo

Mickey Leo Austin, age 52 of Bluffton, AR, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center. He was born February 11, 1958 in Plainview, AR to the late Chester Lee and Frankie Mae Groves Austin. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Tressa Fitch Austin; daughters, Erika Austin of Bluffton, Heather Austin of Hot Springs; brothers, Leon Austin of Harvey, David Austin of Waldron, Roy Lee Austin of Nola, Jimmy Dale Austin of Gravelly, Eddy Austin of Gravelly, Chester Lee Austin, Jr. of Harvey; sisters, Faye McConnell of Harvey, Shirley Maxey of Nola; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Gravelly with Rev. Mike Ellis and Rev. Zachary Garrigus officiating. Burial was at Monroe Cemetery at Harvey. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010)


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