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Bailey, Evelyn

Evelyn Bailey 78 of Dardanelle died Thursday July 19, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Born September 16, 1922 in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Millard and Nellie Roberson Wood. She worked in many facets of newspaper production for both the Post Dispatch and the Arkansas Democrat. She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, a fifty year member of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron, and was a charter member of the Dardanelle Rock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Council Oaks 589 Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son Richard Bailey, Morrilton, a daughter Patricia Glazer, Lake Forrest, CA, a sister, Ruth Scarborough, North Little Rock, a brother, Lemoyne Wood, Delaware; grandsons, Richard "Rich" Bailey, Dardanelle, James Bailey, Morrilton, granddaughters, Susan Wegner, Laguna Hills, CA. Elizabeth Underwood, Dardanelle, a step-grandson, Shawn Duvall, Denver, CO. a great granddaughter, Cindy Decowski, Madison, VA, a step-great granddaughter, Julia Marie Underwood, Dardanelle, three step-great granddaughters, Vesta Kaye and Emma Abigail Decowski, Madison, VA, and Emily Danielle Duvall, Denver, CO.

Funeral Services were Monday July 23, 2001, at 2:00 p. m. at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, with Reverent Milton Cowling officiating. Burial was in Graves Cemetery in Delaware by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 South 2nd, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 25, 2001)


Bailey, Josephine M.

Mrs. Josephine M. Bailey, 36, died at a Texarkana hospital Tuesday, August 12, 1952 of cerebral hemorrhage.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Bailey, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dahlia Fitch, a stepson, Bruce Bailey and a granddaughter, Kathleen Fitch. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 21, 1952)


Bailey, Julia Inez Crawford

Julia Inez Crawford Bailey, age 81, of North Little Rock, AR, born June 26, 1919 at Danville, AR, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001. She was a member of Berean Baptist Church of No. Little Rock and retired from Red Ball Motor Freight and an active member of Teamsters Retirees.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah J. (Lige) Bailey.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy and Maurice Langdon of North Little Rock, AR and Martha and Don McMillen of Wooster, AR; two sisters, Lillie Snow of Alexander, AR and Mattie Higgs of Danville, AR; one brother, Bill Crawford of Conway, AR; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at Berean Baptist Church on Friday, March 16 by Bro. David Webb. Burial was at Rest Hills. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 21, 2001)


Bailey, Mary Ann

PLAINVIEW - Mrs. Mary Ann Bailey, age 57, of Plainview died Tuesday, March 13, 1984.

Survivors include her husband, J. O. Bailey; two daughters, Sylvia Hardy of Plainview and Mary Jane Butler of Holland; two brothers, Marvin Simpson of Beebe and Alvin Simpson of North Little Rock; a sister, Mynette Watkins of Broken Arrow, Okla. and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at McNutt Chapel at Conway. Burial was in Vilonia Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 3/13/1984)


Bailey, Minnie Mae

Minnie Mae Bailey, age 84, of Atkins, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, in Russellville. A daughter of the late William Audie and Nancy Margaret Shockey Drewry, she was born January 20, 1918, at Bear Creek in Searcy County. She was a member of the Dardanelle Assembly of God. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Paul R. Oliver and Harry R. Bailey; and n daughter, Martha Jean Oliver.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Myron Ray and Renee Oliver of Dardanelle; a son, Larry Don Oliver of Russellville; two daughters, Retha Mae Oliver and Carolyn Faye Oliver, both of Russellville; three brothers, Leonard Drewry of Hughson, California, Dale Drewry of Avenal, California; and William Audie Drewry, Jr. of Dover; two sisters, Bertha Owens of Witts Springs; and Lena Compton of Wichita, Kansas; twelve grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral service will be 2 p. m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Witts Springs Community Church, with Rev. James Feltner and Rev. David Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Witts Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Eugine Oliver and Brian Ray Oliver. Memorials may be made to the Dardanelle Assembly of God-Building Fund, 1940 Hwy 22 West, Dardanelle, AR 72834 or to the Atkins Nursing Center-Minnie Mae Bailey Residents Fund, 605 N. W. 7th Street, Atkins, AR 72823, c/o Kay Barber (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002)


Bailey, Mr. R. J.

Mr. R. J. Bailey, 67, progressive farmer of Ranger, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock in his home, after a serious illness of several weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Bailey; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Hancock; three sons, Darrell, Ranger, and Loyd of Shreveport, La., and a stepdaughter.

Burial was in the Lower Spring Creek cemetery, Monday, with Rev. F. M. Tolleson, Danville, assisted by Rev. Charlie Cale, Chickalah, preached. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1940)

Bailey, Naoma Geneva (Palmer) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Naoma Geneva Bailey, aged 80, of Danville, died at her home Wednesday, November 29. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors are four sons, Atla Moudy and Carl Moudy of Danville, Guy Moudy of Fort Smith, Bill Moudy of Lompoc, Calif; three daughters, Mrs. Mae Foley of Tulsa, Mrs. Ruby Patterson and Mrs. Jewel Curtsinger of California; three brothers. J. W. Palmer of Danville, Ellie B. Palmer of Escondido, Calif. and Oscar Moudy of Morton, Texas; one step brother, Lige Moudy, of Danville; one sister, Mrs. Martha Goad of Holdenville, Okla.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 7, 1961)

Bailey, Theo Bo Ray

Theo Bo Ray Bailey, age 80 of Dardanelle, died Friday, January 9, 2009 at St. Marys in Russellville. Born April 9, 1928 in Graham, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Walter and Dona Davis Bailey. He was a truck driver, World War II Navy Veteran, member of the First Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of the Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Dona Davis, and his parents, Howard and Sylvia Bailey; and a sister, Lawana Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Helen Bailey of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Paula Bailey of Mt. Home; daughter, and son-in-law, Nancy and David Rasmusson of Russellville; two brothers and sisters-in-law; two grandsons; two granddaughters and grandson-in-law.

Graveside services were Tuesday, January 13th at Brearley Cemetery with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Military honors Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 2009)


Bailey, Velma (Madden)

HOT SPRINGS - Velma Madden Bailey, 100, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Booneville, Ark., passed away May 29, 2012. She was born January 27, 1912, in Yell County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Bailey; her parents Thad Madden, Aldine and Fanny Farrow; a twin sister, Nelma Payne; sister, Aline Cale; two brothers, Leon Madden and Barnett Madden; and granddaughter Gina Bailey. "Vel" was a member and choir member of the First Baptist Church, Booneville, for many years. She worked as a sales clerk, medical clinic secretary and revenue clerk. During World War II, she loaded fuel at the Naval Station in Berkeley, Calif. During their retirement, Vel and Darrell enjoyed camping and traveling with their friends. After her husband's death in 1993, Vel moved to Hot Springs to be close to her son Ronald and daughterin-law Betty Jo. Vel grew up on the farm at Lower Spring Creek in Yell County and attended Danville High School. After her marriage to Darrell Bailey, the couple moved to Dardanelle, where her son Ronald was born. After a brief stint in the oil and gas distributing business during the Depression, the couple joined a traveling sales group. The group traveled Arkansas selling magazine subscriptions in a different town each week. They left the traveling group after one year and moved to Booneville in 1940.

Vel is survived by her son, Ronald and Betty Jo; grandchildren, Rhonda Keith and Steve of Little Rock, Ron Bailey, Jr. and Vickie of Hot Springs, and Jil Amaden and Brent of Carlisle; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville at 6-8 p.m., Thursday. Services will be at First Baptist Church in Booneville at 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, with burial will be Oak Hill Cemetery, under the Roberts Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Newspaper: Northwest Edition, Springdale, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 30, 2012)

Bailey, Virgil C.

Virgil C. Bailey, Jr. age 76, Liberal, Kansas, died Wednesday morning, July 31 at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. He was born November 4, 1919 at Nimrod, Arkansas to Virgil C. Sr. and Sybil L. Gladden Bailey. He was married to Katie L. Glasgow on May 19, 1939 at Ola, Arkansas, she survives. He graduated from high school at Ola, AR hi 1937. He entered the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II and was a hydraulics specialist. He came to Liberal in October 1943 and was a miller at the Light Grain & Milling 15 years before he purchased a machine shop. Virgil was a commercial pilot and flight instructor, he was also professional photographer and loved to fish and hunt. He owned and operated the Bailey Machine Shop before retiring in 1984.

In addition to his wife, Katie, he is survived by one son, Gary Bailey, Winter Park, CO; one daughter, Doneta Dudley, Kansas City, KS; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Western Avenue Church of Christ, Liberal, with Glenn Walton, officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Western Avenue Church of Christ, 215 S. Western, Liberal, or to the High Plains Children's Home & Family Services, PO Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114 or memorials may be left at Miller Mortuary. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8-7-1996)


Bair, Ervin Sander

Ervin Sander Bair was stricken with paralysis Saturday, December 27, 1947 at his home in Plainview and departed this life Thursday night, January 1, 1948, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Bair was a native of Missouri but had been a resident of Plainview for a number of years and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Josie McClain Bair, one daughter, Mrs. Loy Seaton, Plainview, four sons, Hugh Bair of Mountain Pine, Clifford of Highland, California, Jess Bronie of Plainview; 16 grand-children and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 8, 1948)


Bair, Tommy Lynn

Tommy Lynn Bair, age 27, of Bluffton, AR died Monday, February 19, 2001 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith, AR. He was born October 28, 1973 in Danville, AR. He was a machinist foreman for Grandeur Fasteners in Ola and a 1993 graduate of Fourche Valley High School.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Stephanie Stokes.

He is survived by, his wife, Lillie Ennis Bair of Bluffton, AR; one daughter, Kendra Bair of Bluffton, AR; his father and step-mother, Arnold and Talitha Bair of Gravelly, AR; his mother, Betty Weems of Plainview, AR; father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Larry and Louise Ennis of Bluffton, AR; his mother-in-law, Sara Ho well of Hot Springs, AR; three brothers, Randy Bair and Robert Wees both of Plainview, AR and Kyle "Bud" Bair of Gravelly, AR; two sisters, Rebecca Treadwell of Dardanelle, AR and Daisy Bair of Plainview, AR and special friends, Dick and Jean Gililland.

Services will be today, Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the Mulberry Church in Gravelly with Rev. Lacy Minnie officiating. Interment will be in Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Jeff Treadwell, Jeremiah Jones, Joey Williams, Todd Garner, James Metcalf and Jess Gililland. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 21, 2001)


Baker, Aline Petray

Aline Petray Baker, age 93 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born January 8, 1910, in London, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Calvin and Annie Hines Petray and was the widow of the late Ira Linley Baker who she married in June of 1928 in Malvern, Arkansas. They were married fifty-six years. Residents of Dardanelle since 1940, they owned and operated Baker's Cleaners for 37 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Tommy Linley Baker and daughter-in-law, Kay Warren Baker of Dardanelle; a daughter, Barbara Baker Meek and son-in-law, Carroll Stickney Meek of Russellville; and a sister, Joan Ballard of Arkadelphia, AR; Grandchildren, James Stickney Meek of Little Rock, Deborah Lee Meek-Smith of Houston, TX, Lori Murdoch Garrett of Russellville, and Betsy Baker Case of Dardanelle. Also surviving are three great-grandsons, Daniel Case of Dardanelle, Ty Murdoch and Cort Murdoch of Russellville, and two great granddaughters, Ariel Smith of Houston, Texas, and McKenzie Meek of Beecher, Illinois, and she had many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Thursday, February 20, 2003 in Brearley Cemetery with Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Dardanelle. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Donald F. Hill, Dr. Gene Ring, the late Dr. James D. Sykes, Dr. Kelly Meyer, and Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Staff and Employees. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 2003)


Baker, Arthur J.

Arthur J. Baker, aged 76, of Danville, a retired farmer, died Thursday night at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was born in Yell County and had spent his entire life here. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Miss Mary Faye Baker of the home; two sons, Ira O. Baker of Huntington Park, Calif., Earl Baker of Union Lake, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Johnson of Holdenville, Okla., Mrs. Cora Taylor and Mrs. Mary Patton of Little Rock; three brothers, Ira Baker of the home, Sam Baker of Oakland. Calif., and Bright Baker of Tulsa, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Baker, Arthur J.

Arthur J. Baker, aged 76, of Danville, a retired farmer, died Thursday night at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was born in Yell County and had spent his entire life here. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Miss Mary Faye Baker of the home; two sons, Ira O. Baker of Huntington Park, Calif., Earl Baker of Union Lake, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Johnson of Holdenville, Okla., Mrs. Cora Taylor and Mrs. Mary Patton of Little Rock; three brothers, Ira Baker of the home, Sam Baker of Oakland. Calif., and Bright Baker of Tulsa, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Baker, Benjamin Franklin

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Baker, Piney, was born at Rock Springs, Walker County, Ga., September 4, 1858 and died July 20, [1940] Mr. Baker was a member of the Church of Christ 57 years. He was married to Sarah Vandyne, August 1888, and to this union four children were born, three girls and one boy; two surviving. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul or Aug 1940)

Baker, Bonnie Faye

Bonnie Faye Baker age 71 of Dardanelle died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born April 15, 1935 at Mt. Herman, OK to the late Robert and Mattie Burgen Speaks. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Baker; two brothers, Earl Speaks, Alton Speaks and a sister, Violet Lewis.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Terry and Agalia Baker of Witt Springs, Paul Baker of Dardanelle, Claude and Debbie Baker of Ola; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Kathy Speaks of Arp, TX; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruby Barton of Longview, TX, Mattie Belle and Marvin Jones of Longview, TX; a sister-in-law, Vickie Speaks of Ozone, AR; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 10:00 a. m. at Ard Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Ervin officiating. Pallbearers: Aaron Baker, Kevin Baker, Brian Baker, Brent Baker, Donnie Isbell and Don Isbell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 3, 2006)


Baker, Bonnie J.

Bonnie J. Baker, 72, of Dardanelle, died Thursday, November 25, 2004 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born August 18, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Robert Allen Baker, Sr. on December 3, 1958 at Las Vegas, Nevada. She was retired from Quaker Oats and was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Marion, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Baker, Sr. of Dardanelle, two sons, Robert Baker, Jr. and wife, Margaret of Danville; Randy Baker, Sr. and wife, Aline of Dardanelle; five grandchildren, Bonnie Baker of Danville, Randy, Jr. Joshua, Jennie and Timothy Baker, all of Dardanelle and one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Baker of Dardanelle.

Graveside funeral and burial was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 1, 2004)


Baker, Catherine "Kittie" (Boles)

Kittie Boles Baker of Russellville died Saturday, November 10 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Kittie, a native of Dardanelle, moved to Russellville ater her marriage to J. Rankin Baker in 1946, where they raised two sons, John R. Baker, Jr. who retired from the USAF in 2005 and currently lives in Dardanelle, and Jay Keith Baker, a college professor in Dallas. Kittie's first job was as Dr. Roy Millard's office manager in his Dardanelle office before he moved his practice to Russellville. During WWII, while two of her brothers and her future husband fought overseas, she worked at an ammunition production factory near Texarkana. She enjoyed a lifelong love of music and was the organist at the Central Presbyterian Church for several years and was active in local music groups. For many years, she was an active supporter of local schools, sports, band and scout activities.

Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by her son John and daughter-in-law Judi, son Keith and daughter-in-law Pam; four grandchildren, Catherine, John, Amanda and Hayden; and two great-grandchildren, Sofiya and Max. She blessed our lives every single day and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A private family graveside service will be conducted at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brian Brock presiding. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main St. Russellville, AR 72801. Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on November 14, 2012)

Baker, David Leroy

David LeRoy Baker, Sr. age 57 of Dardanelle, AR formally of Gridley, CA died Thursday, January 29, 1998 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was born in Marion, Ohio April 13, 1940, son of the late Robert Allen and Mildred Lucille Graybill Baker. He was a retired farmer. He was also preceded in by a sister, Shirley Ann Caldwell.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Kathleen Larsen Baker; two sons, David Baker and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Baker of Gridley, C A and Dennis Allen Baker of Dardanelle, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deena Marie and David Ray Stroud of Batesville, MS and Susan Lynn Baker and Wayne Paradis of Dardanelle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Allen and Bonnie Baker of Dardanelle, AR and Herbert Eugene and Jeannie Baker of Marion, OH; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine Louise Gaines of Waldron, Mildred Lois Sally and Curtis Dean Hudson of Waldron, AR and Betty Jane and Luther Banks of Bucyrus, OH and James Caldwell of Cardington, OH; three grandchildren, Joshua Kline of Gridley, CA, Little David Stroud and Ashley Stroud of Batesville, MS and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Kline of Gridley, CA.

Graveside service was February 2, 1998 at the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 1998)


Baker, David Leroy

David LeRoy Baker, Sr. age 57, of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of Gridley, CA died Thursday, January 29, 1998 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was born in Marion, OH April 13, 1940 son of the late Robert Allen and Mildred Lucille Graybill Baker. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Caldwell.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Kathleen Larsen Baker; two sons, David Baker, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Baker of Gridley, CA and Dennis Allen Baker of Dardanelle; two daughters and son-in-law, Deena Marie and David Ray Stroud of Batesville, MS and Susan Lynn Baker and Wayne Paradis of Dardanelle; two brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Allen and Bonnie Baker of Dardanelle, Herbert Eugene and Jeannie Baker of Marion, OH; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine Louise Gaines, Waldron, AR, Mildred Lois Sally and Curtis Dean Hudson of Waldron, AR and Betty Jane and Luther Banks of Bucyrus, OH; three grandchildren, Joshua Kline of Gridley, CA, Little David Stroud and Ashley Stroud both of Batesville, MS and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Kline of Gridley, CA.

Graveside service was February 2, 1998 at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 4, 1998)


Baker, Ed

Plainview Man Killed In Wreck - Ed Baker, 25, of Plainview was killed in a car accident west of Plainview last Friday night. The accident happened on a curve just out of town on Highway 23 about 10 p. m. Baker, who was driving the car, died in a Russellville hospital about midnight. Robert Smith, 23, also of Plainview, a passenger in the front seat was critically injured and was taken to the hospital at Russellville. Two other occupants of the car, Bob Roy Knight, 16, and Richard Williams, 16, both of Plainview were not seriously hurt. They were riding in the back seat and were not thrown out of the car. Baker and Smith were both thrown from the car as it overturned several times. State Trooper Dickie Keathley, who investigated the accident, said the car left the road and traveled over 300 feet from the spot where the skid marks first appeared. Baker is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baker of Plainview; three brothers, John Baker of New Mexico, and Victor and Paul Baker of Plainview; four sisters, Mrs. H. A. Stapleton and Mrs. Ray Black of Woodbridge, Cal. and Bonnie and Mary Ruth of Plainview, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carey of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 31, 1956)


Baker, Edwin Dale

Edwin Dale Baker, age 73, of Conway, AR passed way Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1932 in Havana, AR (Yell County) to the late Ernest Lee and Ethel B. (Monroe) Baker. He was a retired inspector with the Union Pacific Railroad, a Mason and member of Desha Lodge #643 and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Baker of Haughton, LA and Raymond Baker of Malvern, AR one sister, Helen Muriel Moore of Conway, AR two grandsons and two nieces.

Funeral service was Tuesday at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with Dr. David Ard officiating. Graveside service was held at the Havana Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Conway CARTI. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 3, 2005)


Baker, Frankie Margaret (Mrs.)

Mrs. Frankie Margaret Baker, aged 82 of Perryville died at the home of her daughter Sunday, June 3rd. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Chezel of Perryville; one son, Sammie Baker, also of Perryville; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 7, 1962)

Baker, Infant Gary Don

Gary Don Baker, infant son of Randy L. and Darlene Sue Grantz Baker of Dardanelle, died Saturday, November 23, 1985 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Survivors also include two brothers, Randy Lee Baker Jr. and Joshua Allen Baker of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baker of Dardanelle, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Grantz of Plainview.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at Humphrey Chapel by the Rev. R. G. Merritt. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Robert A. Baker Jr. and Larry Grantz Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Baker, Ira "Pet"

Ira "Pet" Baker, age 88, of Danville, AR died Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born December 10, 1914 in Danville, AR to the late Arthur Jackson and Willie Kennon Baker. He was a retired Quality Control supervisor for a Brewery Manufacturer, a WW II Army Veteran, member of the North Little Rock Protective Order of Elk's Lodge, Danville Lion's Club, very interested in the Senior Center, and enjoyed playing dominos.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Ernest and Arthur Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Whiteside Baker; a sister, Mary Faye Baker of Danville, AR; step-daughter, Judith Dimodana of Phoenix, AZ; a niece, Katie Warren of Reno, NV and very special cousins.

Funeral service was June 30, 2003 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Old Danville Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Phil Moudy, Waymon Sides, Philip Alexander, Mike Chaffin, Jim Holbrook and Joe Powers. Honorary were Danville Lions Club members. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 2, 2003)


Baker, Ira Linley "Happy"

His obituary was published 4 Jul 1984 in Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. Ira Linley Baker Ira Linley "Happy" Baker, 78, died Thursday, June 28, at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born in Malvern and was the oldest son of Alonzo and Eva Parnell Baker. He was a retired dry cleaner and he and his wife operated Bakers' Cleaners in Dardanelle for 37 years. He was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Bright Star Lodge No. 213.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Petray Baker; a son, Thomas Linley Baker of Dardanelle; a daughter, Barbara Baker Meek of Russellville; a grandson, James S. Meek of Little Rock; three granddaughters, Deborah Meek Smith, of Houston, Texas, Lori Baker Murdock of Russellville and Betsy Baker Case of Dardanelle; a sister, Pearl Baker Oates of Conway; a great-grandson, Mark Daniel Case of Dardanelle; a son-in-law, Carroll S. Meek, and a daughter-in-law, Kay Warren Baker.

Graveside services were held at the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle Saturday, June 30. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Ernest Pfeifer, Gilbert Cornwell, Bob Latham, Billy Woodson, Jimmy Wallis, Virgil Thomas, Joseph Petray Jr., Bill Hancock and Harold Trusty. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 4, 1984)

Baker, John Curtis

John Curtis Baker, age 69, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, August 31, 1997 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 12, 1927 in Cove, AR. He was a retired carpenter and was employed by Russellville Schools for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Fay Baker of Dardanelle; three sons, Terry Baker of Witt Springs, AR, Paul Baker of Dardanelle, AR and Claude Baker of Ola, AR; his mother, Annie Cornelius of Cove, AR; two sisters, Winnie Cecil and Josephine Rails both of Cove, AR; also include are 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday, September 2, 1997 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle, AR. Interment was in the Ard Cemetery. Services under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Brent, Aaron, Kevin, Brian Baker, J. J. Wilcox and Phillip Garrett. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 3, 1997)


Baker, John E.

John E. Baker, age 85, of Ada, Okla. husband of Mrs. Ethel Moore Baker, formerly of Havana, died Tuesday, February 21, 1984 at Ada. He was a native of Missouri.

Survivors also include several stepchildren.

Graveside service will be Thursday at Havana Cemetery by the Rev E. O. Tackett. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/21/1984)


Baker, John H.

John H. Baker, age 79, of Plainview, AR died Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born April 28, 1924 in Ola, AR to the late Author L. and Nettie M. Carrie Baker. He was an Army Veteran and he retired as refrigeration maintenance from Tyson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie J. Baker; one brother, Ed Baker and a stepson Bobby Harvell.

He is survived by five sons, Kenneth Baker of Tulsa, OK, Johnny Baker of Dover, AR, David Baker of Michigan, Eddie Baker and Carl Baker both of Arkansas; two daughters, Lavon Lievsay of Paris, AR and Shirley McClain of Missouri; one step-son, Gary Harvell of Greenwood, AR; three brothers, Victor and Paul Baker both of Plainview, AR and Kenneth Baker of Tulsa, OK; four sisters, Lois Stapleton of California, Frankie Schmit of Plainview, AR, Bonnie Berry of Dardanelle, AR and Mae Rue Harkie of Dardanelle, AR; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral service was June 27, 2003 at the Delaware First Baptist Church with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Interment was in McVay Cemetery near Paris by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Preston, Justin, Jason and Billy Baker and Bobby and Johnnie Livesay. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 2, 2003)


Baker, John T.

Mrs. John T. Baker, age 73, of Ola, Rt. 1 (Gilkey) died Saturday at her home. A native of Louisiana, she was formerly Miss Lou Della Light and was a Baptist.

Surviving relatives include two brother, John R. Light of Ola, Rt. 1, Frank Light of Helena and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Ingram of Missouri and Mrs. Jennie Stark of California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 22, 1951)


Baker, Johnnie Mae

Ms. Johnnie Mae Baker, age 84, of Memphis, TN, passed away March 20, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. She was the widow of Earl E. Baker of Union Lake, MI. She was born in Danville, AR. to Iola Russell and Felix Powers on February 11, 1915.

Survivors include Fern A. Powers of Memphis, Ira (Pet) Baker and Mary Faye Baker of Danville and 11 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was March 24 at Elton Black Funeral Home in Union Lake, MI with burial at Perry Mount Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 1999)


Baker, Keith Allen

Keith Allen Baker, 48, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, July 16th, 2016, in Watts, OK. The son of Jerry and Jerri (Trantham) Baker, he was born May 8th, 1968, in Orange, TX. He married Gina Baker on March 4th, 2015 at Russellville. He was a senior water operator with City Corporation of RusselIville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working, smoking cigars and helping others.

Survivors include his wife, Gina Baker of Russellville; parents, Jerry and Jerri Baker of Waldron; children, Tyler and Tiffany Baker of Dover, Blake and Jessica Baker of Russellville, Cheyenne Baker, Angel Baker, Cindy Johnson, all of Oaks, OK, Sadie Saul, Jada Saul, Karley Saul, Journey Saul, all of Russellville; sister, Terri and Dave Sheets of Fort Smith; five grandchildren; and numerous extended family. Celebration of Life services were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 22, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Danville. Pastor Joe Hannah will officiate.

Visitation was held from 6-8 PM, on Thursday, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 27, 2016)

Baker, Mary Cathryne (Eoff)

Cathryne Baker, 88, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at River Valley Assisted Living in Russellville. The daughter of Henry and Mae Tucker Eoff, she was born March 20, 1927 in Pottsville. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Pisgah Cemetery Association. Cathryne was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Pottsville. She enjoyed being around her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her granddogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. "J.D." Baker; her parents; and numerous siblings.

Survivors include her son, John Charles Baker of The Colony, TX; daughter, Marla Baker Fryer Nicksic of Santa Monica, CA; granddaughter, Stephanie A. Vandiver and husband Joshua of Castaic, CA; two great-grandsons, Wyatt Weston and Abel Adam Vandiver; sister, Grace Bishop; and two granddogs, Layla and Daisy Baker.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2015 at Humphrey Chapel. Burial was at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation was 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Humphrey Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society - Pope County Memorial Chair: Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802 OR the American Heart Association, 909 W 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Obituary and on-line guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 3, 2015)

Baker, Mary Faye

Mary Faye Baker, 97 of Danville, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born January 14, 1917 in Danville, Arkansas to the late Arthur Jackson and Winnie Kennon Baker. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her four brothers, Ira, Earl, Ernest, and Arthur Baker.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Virginia Baker of Danville; many cousins, nieces, and her Mitchell's Nursing Home family.

Funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Brother John McCourt officiating. Burial will be at the Old Danville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 7, 2014)

Baker, Mary Smith

Mary Smith Baker, age 46, of Ola died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at her home. She was born August 6, 1959 at Osceola to Loyd and Geneva Roberts Smith.

She is preceded in death by her father, Loyd Smith and a brother, Bill Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Lee Baker of Ola: two sons and a daughter, Joshua Thomas of Dardanelle, Trenton Baker of Ola, Tiffany Blaylock of Mt. George; mother, Geneva Smith of Dardanelle; two sisters, Linda Brewer of Rogers, Teresa Pizzolato of Benton; six brothers, Sam Hicks of Fort Smith, Rick Savage of Fayetteville, Gary Smith of Dardanelle, Mark Smith of Indiana, Dan Smith of Dardanelle, Clark Smith of Rover; granddaughter, Brooklyn Kellyann Thomas of Dardanelle; father and mother-in-law, Johnny and Mary Baker of Ola.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 14, 2006)


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