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Baker, William C.

William C. Baker, age 56, of Ola, AR died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at his home. He was born August 29, 1948 in Heavner, OK. He was a retired sawmill worker.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Kay Powell Baker; a son. Tommy Baker of Hot Springs, AR; his mother, Sadie Irene Baker of Ola, AR; brothers and sister-in-law, Johnny and Mary Baker and Leo Baker all of Ola and several nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 8, 2005)


Baker, William Cody

HAVANA - William Cody Baker, age 88, of Havana died Monday, September 9, 1985, at his home. He was a retired timberman and a native of Fort Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nell Green Baker; a son, W. C. Baker Jr. of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Dorene Albritton of Odessa, Texas, Phyllis Russell of Shreveport, La. and Bonnie Austin of Russellville; two brothers, Buford Baker of Fort Worth, Texas and Bill Baker of Denton, Texas; three sisters, Grace Baker of Midwest City, Okla., Hazel Vogel of Tulare, Calif. and Lahoma Shawler of Havana; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Storts and the Rev. Hulan Wiser. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Baker, Wilma Joan (Adams) Sindorf

Wilma Joan Sindorf Baker age 81 of Belleville, Arkansas nassed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home. She was born February 26, 1933 in Brady, Texas to the late Dallas Lofette & Wilma Winona Myers Adams.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra Moudy of Danville; Beth Maughn of Belleville; Kay Dixon of Belleville; 6 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Resthaven Cemetery in Brady, Texas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 4, 2014)

Balanger, Wayne

Wayne Balanger, age 61, of Dardanelle died Saturday, October 31, 2009 in Dardanelle. The son of Charles and Anna Lee Vinson Balanger, he was born May 20, 1948 in Russellville. He was a truck driver with Bruce Lewis Trucking Company for many years. He was a very outgoing person who enjoyed singing, fishing and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a son, Paul Wayne of Little Rock and one granddaughter.

Memorial service was held November 4, 2009 at Gate Way Pentecostal Church of God in Russellville. The Rev. Jerry Vinson officiated. Burial was at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 11, 2009)


Baldwin, Ethel Clement

Mrs. Ethel Clement Baldwin, age 93, of HOT SPRINGS, formerly of Russellville, died Saturday. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of Russellville Culture Club and First United Methodist Church, Russellville.

Graveside service will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery, Russellville. Burial will be by Shinn Funeral Home, Russellville.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Wright of Hot Springs; a brother, Dr. B. L. Clement of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Mark Breimo of El Dorado; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/-/1986)


Baldwin, Louise

Louise Baldwin, age 90, a resident of Russellville, AR formerly of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, June 1, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center at Russellville, AR. She was born on February 26, 1910 at Dighton, KS to Alex and Della Zink Dutoit. She was a homemaker and the widow of William H. Baldwin. She was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by, a son, Donald L. Baldwin; a grandchild, Scott Baldwin and three step-grandchildren.

Survivors include, six sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Edna Baldwin of Russellville, AR, Robert E. and Ann Baldwin of Lakeland, FL, Jim M. and Neta Jean Baldwin of Ft. Smith, AR, William H. Jr. and Mary Ann Baldwin of Bay Cliff, TX, Clifford A. and Sharron Baldwin of Porter, TX and Roger G. and Sherrol Baldwin of Littleton, CO; one daughter, Betty L. Vigil of Russellville, AR; one daughter-in-law, Alice Baldwin of Russellville, AR; one brother, Rex Dutoit of Salem, OR; 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was June 6, 2000 at the 1st United Methodist Church at Dardanelle, AR officiated by Rev. Floyd Ervin. Burial was at the Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 14, 2000)


Balentine, John

Mrs. John Balentine, 33, and her daughter, Ruth Ann, 1, died Monday in a fire in a small office building at a pole yard in Danville. Mrs. Balentine was a bookkeeper at the pole yard, which is operated by her father-in-law, J.E. Balentine. Her husband, John Balentine, works at the yard. She was working in the office, a 10 x 12 foot building which is next to her trailer home, where the fire broke out at about 2 p.m. The baby was in the building with her. One workman nearby said he heard an explosion and heard the woman or the baby scream. Other workmen saw smoke coming out of the building but did not hear any noise. They were operating equipment about 100 yards from the office building. The workmen, including her husband, rushed to the office and attempted to save the woman and baby. At the time, windows were still intact and the door was closed. They opened the door and broke out windows, but were unable to enter due to the intense heat and flames pouring out. The Danville Fire Department responded. Two other Balentine children, Sharon, 4, and Earnest, 5, were playing in the yard near the office when the fire broke out. They said they heard their mother call out. Sharon was on the steps of the office when workmen arrived at the scene. They put her and Earnest in a car while the fire was being extinguished. Another son, Herman, 7 was in school at Danville at the time. A coroner's jury, impaneled with Justice of the Peace Cecil Dale as acting coroner, held an inquest and ruled the deaths accidental. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Balentine, Ruth Ann

Mrs. John Balentine, 33, and her daughter, Ruth Ann,1, died Monday in a fire in a small office building at a pole yard in Danville. Mrs. Balentine was a bookkeeper at the pole yard, which is operated by her father-in-law, J.E. Balentine. Her husband, John Balentine, works at the yard. She was working in the office, a 10 x 12 foot building which is next to her trailer home, where the fire broke out at about 2 p.m. The baby was in the building with her. One workman nearby said he heard an explosion and heard the woman or the baby scream. Other workmen saw smoke coming out of the building but did not hear any noise. They were operating equipment about 100 yards from the office building. The workmen, including her husband, rushed to the office and attempted to save the woman and baby. At the time, windows were still intact and the door was closed. They opened the door and broke out windows, but were unable to enter due to the intense heat and flames pouring out. The Danville Fire Department responded. Two other Balentine children, Sharon, 4, and Earnest, 5, were playing in the yard near the office when the fire broke out. They said they heard their mother call out. Sharon was on the steps of the office when workmen arrived at the scene. They put her and Earnest in a car while the fire was being extinguished. Another son, Herman, 7 was in school at Danville at the time. A coroner's jury, impaneled with Justice of the Peace Cecil Dale as acting coroner, held an inquest and ruled the deaths accidental. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Bales, Freman Leon

Freman Leon Bales, 25 of Ola, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born on July 9, 1987 in Ozark, Arkansas to Steve and Susie Summit Bales. His occupation was working on gas wells. He was a member of the Ola First Baptist Church. He loved his family, especially his baby girl, Maddi, and loved to joke, laugh, and to go crappie fisning.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Freman and Laura Bales, Leon Summit, Paul Robison; one uncle, Wayman Bales; and a cousin, Andy Bales.

Survivors include his parents, Steve and Susie Bales of Ola; grandmother, Ann Summitt of Ola; daughter, Maddi Bales of Little Rock; one sister, Stephanie Kendrick and husband, Jack of Ola; a brother, Dustin Storey of Ola; three nephews, Mason, Auston, and Karson Kendrick of Ola; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 17, 2012)

Ball, Aulton D.

Aulton D. Ball, 72, a Believer of Christ, passed away Saturday morning at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Aulton was born in Danville, AR and was a fire fighter for the Little Rock Fire Dept.

Aulton was preceded in his death by his parents Mark and Vadis Ball, and was twice widowed (Vivian Carlene and Holly Seth).

Aulton is survived by his brother, Michael L. Ball of Little Rock, 3 sons, Dennis (Dawn) Ball of Bigelow, Danny Ball of Copperas Cove, TX, and James (Kryssi) Martin of Colorado. Aulton had 10 grandchildren.

Aulton planned an immediate burial at Moss Creek Cemetery and wished for his friends and family to gather and fellowship at their convenience as they chose to do so. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 14, 2013)

Ball, Aulton D.

Aulton D. Ball, 72, a Believer of Christ, passed away Saturday morning at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Aulton was born in Danville, AR and was a fire fighter for the Little Rock Fire Dept.

Aulton was preceded in his death by his parents Mark and Vadis Ball, and was twice widowed (Vivian Carlene and Holly Seth).

Aulton is survived by his brother, Michael L. Ball of Little Rock, 3 sons, Dennis (Dawn) Ball of Bigelow, Danny Ball of Copperas Cove, TX, and James (Kryssi) Martin of Colorado. Aulton had 10 grandchildren.

Aulton planned an immediate burial at Moss Creek Cemetery and wished for his friends and family to gather and fellowship at their convenience as they chose to do so. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 14, 2013)

Ball, Clarence Delton "Tooter"

Clarence "Tooter" Delton Ball, age 89, of Danville, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born November 25, 1927, at Corinth to the late Authur Albert "Dee" and Victoria Mae Pledger Ball. He was a retired poultry farmer and logger, and also played semi-pro baseball. He was an Army Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, R.B. Ball; sons, Johnny Emery, Roger and Frank Ball; brother, John Ball; sister, Geraldine Howard.

Survivors include his son; Dale Ray Ball (Robbie) of Plainview; daughter, Betty Ruth Hix (Jim) of Booneville; Brothers, Bob Ball (Laveme) of Ft. Smith, Pledger Ball (Thelma) of Danville. 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Graveside memorial will be at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00 am with Pastor Gerald Holloway Officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Childrens Hospital 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, or St Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements 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 Jan 11, 2017)

Ball, Fannie Lou Ella (Owens) (Mrs.)

Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Ella Ball, age 72, who died Thursday at the home of her step son, J. E. Ball, Moss Creek. Mrs. Ball, well known as Aunt Ella, was widow of the late Rev. Mr. Ball.

Aunt Ella was ill only for an hour, her last words were, "Oh, my blessed savior." She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Flora Avery, Monticello; two grandchildren, Mrs. Opal Powers, Danville, and Mrs. Lebith Phillips, Brighton, Mich.; three great grand-children; four step children, Mrs. Mattie Wilson, J. E. Ball, Miss Sylvia Ball, both of Moss Creek, and Irving Ball, of Uvalda, Tex., and several step grandchildren.

Services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Chism with burial in the Moss Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1940)

Ball, Hobert McKinley "Mack"

McKinley "Mack" Ball, 80, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Hospice, 505 N. Ridgeway Drive, Suite 173, Cleburne, Texas 76033. Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Lawanda Ball; children, Danny Ball and wife, Cheryl, Carol Gorman and husband, John, and Barbara Cooper and husband, Ken; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers, Bill Ball, Joe Ball and Tony Ball. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 25 Mar 2010, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Ball, Irvin (Dr. And Mrs.)

Dr. Ball And Wife Die The Same Day - Dr. and Mrs. Irvin Ball, Austin, Texas, both died within two hours of each other Tuesday, July 4, 1950, following heart attacks. Dr. Ball was assistant professor of education administration at the college in Austin and was 64 years old.

He is survived by one brother, J. E. Ball, two sisters, Mrs. Wade Wilson and Miss Sylvia Ball all of Danville. Mrs. Ball is survived by three nephews. Both had been in ill health. Dr. Ball collapsed about 11 a. m. at his home. His wife died about 12:45 p. m. Dr. Ball was raised in Moss Creek community in Yell County.

Funeral services were held in Austin on July 6. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 13, 1950)


Ball, John Thomas

John Thomas Ball, aged 41, of Woodland Hills, Calif., died October 29, at a Los Angeles Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors are a daughter, Jonna Tam Ball, of Woodland Hills, Calif., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Ball of Belleville Rt. 1; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Howard of Wichita, Kans., three brothers Clarence Delton Ball of Plainview, Pledger Dee Ball of Belleville , Rt. 1 and Bobby Don Ball of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 10, 1960)

Ball, Milbert "Bill"

Mr. Milbert "Bill" Ball, age 75, of Douglass, TX, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at his residence. He was born April 1, 1924 in Belleville, AR a son of the late Burney and Mae Apple Ball. He served in the US Air Force and was retired from Sales Service Electronics.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo Koonce Ball of Douglass, TX; one son, Billy Ray Ball of Mt. Pleasant, TX; two daughters, Sheryl Fry of Flagstaff, AZ and Carol Brittain of Douglass, TX; two brothers, J. B. Ball of Bellflower, CA and Bob Haire of CA; one sister, Connie Minnis of Pasadena, TX; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held September 18, 1999 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Rev. Louis Palmer, pastor of Eden Community Baptist Church and Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Forrest Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Douglass Cemetery under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, TX. Pallbearers were John Derrick, Bill Ball, Jerry Butler, John Meador, Tom Jinkins and George Perry Campbell. Honorary were Sam Reeves, Pete Nichols, Bill Sandlin, CM. Fore and Harold Lovett. Memorials may be made to the Eden Community Baptist Church Building Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 1999)


Ball, R. B.

R. B. Ball, age 74, of Danville, AR died Friday at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith. She was born April 26, 1932, in Iona, AR the daughter of the late Styles "Judge" and Annie Bee Outlaw Solley. She was a loving wife and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Frank Ball, a stepson, Roger Ball, brothers Don and Loyd Solley, and a sister, Zellar Alexander.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clarence "Tooter" Ball, sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Dianna Emery of Plainview and Dale Ray Ball of Plainview; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ruth and Jim Hix of Booneville; brothers, Bob Solley of Gilkey, Tony Solley of Bluffton; sisters, Lorene Emery of Danville, Lois Goins of Ft. Smith, Betty Young of NM, Kate Metcalf of Gilkey, Annie Metcalf of Dardanelle; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at May 23 at the New Life Outreach Church in Danville with W. A. Gorman, Jr. officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Funeral arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 24, 2006)


Ball, Sylvia Victory

Miss Sylvia Victory Ball, 74, died July 31, 1956. She had lived all her life near Danville and had made her home with her brother, J. E. Ball, the last 18 years.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Wilson; and one brother, J. E. Ball. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 9, 1956)


Ball, Vadis Pauline

Vadis Pauline Ball, age 88 of Little Rock died Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the Rose Care Nursing Home in Little Rock. She was born July 30, 1914, in Yell County, Arkansas. She was a retired sales clerk for Montgomery Ward, where she worked for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Ball.

Survivors are sons, Aulton Ball and Michael Ball, both of Little Rock; 2 grandsons and 8 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Friday, January 3, 2003 at Moss Creek Cemetery, Danville with Brother Monroe Hunt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 2003)


Ball, Victoria May (Pledger)

Victoria May Pledger Ball, age 94, of Belleville, AR died Sunday, August 27, 1995 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in Belleville, AR, January 27, 1901, daughter of the late Tom and Mable Sadler Pledger. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Belleville United Methodist Church and the widow of Dee Ball.

She was preceded in death by a son, J.T. Ball, a daughter, Geraldine Howard, grandsons, Roger Ball and Frankie Ball and a brother, Wesley Pledger.

Survivors include: three sons, Clarence "Tooter" Ball of Danville, Bob Ball of Fort Smith and Pledger Ball of Danville; two brothers, Frank Pledger of Henderson, TX, and Ted Pledger of Nacogdoches, TX, and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were August 29 at the Russell Cemetery in Belleville with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 30, 1995)

Ballenger, Lena (Hough) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Lena Hough Ballenger of Plainview, widow of Dr. W.E. Ballenger, died June 29.

Survivors include three sons, W.L. and R.L. Ballenger of Texas and Dr. Irby B. Ballenger of New Mexico; one sister, Mrs. Baxter Gatlin of Danville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held last Friday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1966)

Ballenger, W. E.

Dr. Ballenger Dies Thursday-Dr. W. E. Ballenger, 79, died at his home in Plainview on January 7, 1954. He had practiced medicine in Yell County for 55 years, practicing until he was stricken on December 28.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Ballenger; one daughter, Mrs. H. V. Sorrel of Brinkley; three sons, Dr. I. B. Ballenger of Albuquerque, N. Mex., R. L. Ballenger of Ft. Worth, Tex., three brothers, Dr. T. L. Ballenger of Tallequah, Okla., R. Be. Ballenger of Denver, Colo, and E. E. Ballenger of Cahone, Colo. and by eight grandchildren (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday-January 14, 1954)


Ballenger, William (Bill) L.

William (Bill) L. Ballenger of Fort Worth, TX died October 16, 1979. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Ballenger of Plainview.

Survivors include his wife, Fran of Fort Worth; one brother, LeRoy Ballenger of Dallas; and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Sorrels of Brinkley, AR. Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Park of Fort Worth. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 10/16/1979)


Ballew, Aubrey Gene

Aubrey Gene Ballew , age 67, of Hollis passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. He was born June 23, 1947 in Morrilton, AR to the late Aubrey Lee & Collien "Sally" DuBose Ballew. He was an Army Veteran and a retired Federal Law Enforcement for the USDA Forrest Service.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother Ella Dean Brown Ballew.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Susie Humphrey; sister, Marsha Ballew of Hollis; nephew Darrin Tillery of Hollis; brother, Jerry Humphrey of Fayetteville.

Memorial service was held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Jimmy Scott officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 28, 2015)

Ballew, Aubrey L.

Aubrey L. Ballew, age 90 of Hollis, AR, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation in Perryville, AR. The son of Dick and Rosalee Norman Ballew, he was born September 7, 1919 in Ava, AR. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He was a Logger and member of the Plainview VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Collien "Sally" DuBose; second wife, Ella Dean Brown; two brothers, Dick, Jr. "Babe" and Gerald Ballew.

Survivors include a son, Aubrey Gene Ballew and wife, Susie of Hollis; daughter, Marsha Wilson and husband, David of Hollis; step-son, Allen Brown and wife Theresa of Cherry Hill; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral was Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church of Hollis with Reverend Jimmy Scott officiating. The family would like to thank all the staff of Perryville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for all their care and support. Arrangements 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, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009)


Ballew, Benjamin Earl

Benjamin Earl Ballew, age 88, passed away August 24, 2009 in Sutherlin, OR. He was born in Hollis, AR. He served his country in WWII in the USCG Merchant Marines. After being discharged he moved to Oregon and became a timber faller throughout the Northwest and Alaska. He raised his family in Oregon where he retired. His passions were farming, gardening, hunting and fishing with his family. His only regrets in life were that Oregon and Arkansas were not side by side. All who knew him remember Earl as being a very giving, loving and kind man.

He is survived by his children Pamela, Jo, Steve, and Brenda, all of Oregon and a sister Myrtle Crawford of OIa and a brother Everett Ballew of Hollis, AR., 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009)


Ballew, Everett

Everett Ballew, age 85, of Hollis died Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at his home. He was born April 18, 1926 in Marshall, Texas to the late Robert Lee and Josephine Martin Ballew. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Valley Home Baptist Church and Plainview VFW Post 8525.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters and grandson Gabriel Ballew.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Faye Davis Ballew; son, Donald Ballew of Hollis; daughters, Shirley Venable and Vivian Ballew both of Grants. NM; 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was February 11, 2012 at Valley Home Baptist Church in Hollis with Pastor John Sawyer (his nephew) officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis. Pallbearers include Chad Ballew, Aaron Ballew, Billy Venable, Noel Ballew, Nichols Ballew, Harold Davis and Johnny Davis. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 15, 2012)

Ballew, Florine

Florine Ballew, age 77, of Plainview, AR died Saturday, November 24, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. She was born on August 6, 1924 in Perryville, AR, to Floyd and Dessie Smith. Mrs. Ballew was a homemaker, a Baptist, and the widow of Alvis Ballew.

Survivors include 6 sons, Bobby Jean Ballew of Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Lee Ballew of Jessieville, AR, Jimmy C. Ballew of Plainview, AR, Billy A. Ballew of Little Rock, AR, Noel D. Ballew of Jessieville, AR, Paul H. Ballew of Longview, TX; 4 daughters, Joyce Ann Wiley of Biglow, AR, Jospehine Ballew Langley of Hollis, AR, Pauline Ballew of Hollis, AR, Mary Ellen Ballew Miller of Jessieville, AR; 1 half brother, Virgil Marcum of Springfield, MO, 1 half sister, Loretta Parker of Florida; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR officiated by Rev. Ezra Minton. The family received friends from 6-8 p. m. Monday at the Humphrey Ola Funeral Home. Internet obituary may be found at Legacy.com and humphreyfuneral.com Pallbearers were Scott Crain, Christopher Crain, Kenny Miller, & Scott Jones. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 28, 2001)


Ballew, Henry Jackson "Jack"

Mr. Henry Jackson "Jack" Ballew, age 74 of Plainview, died Wednesday, December 30, 1993, at his home in Plainview. He was a native of Ava, Arkansas, son of the late Robert and Jospehine Martin Ballew, a retired logger, WWII Marine Veteran and a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Laverne Dennis Ballew; two daughters, Miss Patricia Ballew of Perryville and Martha Maxwell of Perryville; two brothers, Earl Ballew of Oregon and Everett Ballew of Hollis; two sisters, Myrtle Crawford and Grace Douthit both of Hollis.

Services were January 2 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Powers and Rev. Tom Stover officiating. Interment was in Nooner Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-6-1993)


Ballew, Laverne (Dennis)

Laverne Ballew, age 88, of Perryville passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at her home. She was born July 24, 1926 in Plainview, Arkansas to the late Clois & Edna Wilson Dennis. She was a member of the Cherry Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Jack" Ballew; daughter Pat Ballew; parents; sister, Lavonne Martin.

Survivors include daughter & son-in-law, Martha & David Maxwell of Perryville; sister Mary K. Short of Winnsboro, LA and numerous nieces, nephews friends and family.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Scott and Bro Ronny Morris officiating. Burial will be at Nooner Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the funeral home. Pallbearer include Noel Ballew, Denis LaCook, Steve Moore, Gary Hawks, Russell Henderson and Jeffery Burris. Honorary pallbearers include Jim Maxwell, Ronnie Maxwell, Monty Scott, and Robert Trower. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 4, 2015)

Ballew, Patricia Lynn

Patricia Lynn Ballew, age 55 of Perryville, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born May 2, 1953 in Morrilton, AR to Henry Jackson and Martha Laverne Dennis Ballew. She was a member of the Cherry Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Jackson.

Survivors include her mother, Laverne Ballew of Perryville; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and David Maxwell of Perryville; several aunts, uncles and a host of friends.

Funeral services were Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Valley Home Church in Steve with Jimmy Scott and Jeffery Burris officiating. Burial was in Nooner Cemetery in Steve. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Ballew, Ralph D.

Ralph D. Ballew, age 74, of Birdtown AR passed away Friday, October 13, 2006. He was born May 22, 1932 in Hollis, AR, the son of Dood and Ida Jane (Crawford) Ballew. He was a self employed welder and a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church. He lived in Fourche Valley for several years and attended the Fourche Valley School.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Ingram Ballew of Birdtown; one son, Michael and Brenda Ballew of North Little Rock; one daughter, Glenda and Chuck Gregory of Birdtown; two step sons, Lynn and Sarah Farley of Little Rock; Michael Farley of Des Arc; one stepdaughter, Lisa Scott of Des Arc; two sisters, Lillian and A. J. Scott and Emolee and Ron Harper all of Redfield; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held October 16 at the Springfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Watts officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery near Steve, AR by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were A. J. Scott, Jason Walker, Kelly Harper, Gary Harper, Bill Harper and Richard Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Gardner, Buddy Woodall, Charley Lewis, Bob McKinney and Roy Brown. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 8, 2006)


Ballinger, Connie Darlene (Compton)

Connie Ballinger, 62, of San Saba, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Connie was born on September 30, 1948 in Waco, Texas. On October 1, 1994 Connie and James Ballinger were united in marriage in San Saba, Texas. Connie was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Saba and was a secretary at Alamo Pecan in San Saba.

Connie is survived by her husband, James Ballinger of San Saba, Texas; her mother, Bonnie Harkey of San Saba, Texas; her step-son, Jason Ballinger and his wife, Kim of Enterprise, Alabama; her step-daughter, Jaime Brown and her husband, David of Burleson, Texas; her god daughter, Marsi Shahan of San Saba, Texas; and her several grandchildren.

Connie is preceded in death by her step-father, Riley Harkey. Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in San Saba, Texas with Rev. Sam Crosby officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,San Saba News and Star Newspaper, San Saba, Texas, Obituary was published on Mar 27, 2011)

Ballinger, Homer Garvin

Homer Garvin Ballinger, age 74, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at his home. He was born September 17, 1937 at Mt. George to the late Jimmie Lee and Edith Florene Garner Ballinger. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, "Jim' Marion Ballinger, Jackie "Red" Ballinger, Tommy Ballinger and one sister, Mary Theman.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Ballinger of Linwood, California, David Ballinger and wife Jennifer of Oak Park, Illinois; two step children, Michelle Dogla of California and Greg Damron and wife Cherri of Clarksville; two brothers, Willie Jay Ballinger of Dallas; six sisters, Betty Barnes of Ola, Billie Nash of of Dardanelle, Tommie Liska of Centerville, Pam Cox of Hot Springs, Pansy Nail of Ola, Joyce Smith of Ola; one aunt, Jewell Hancock of Dardanelle; one grandchild, Alexandria Ballinger of Oak Park, Illinois; three step grandchildren, Derick Damron, Jerrod Damron, Forrest Damron all of Clarksville; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Mt. George Cemetery with Bro. Chris George officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Prince, Bobby Underwood, Gene Littleton, Zack Reece, Kenneth Davenport, Henry Mills. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 21, 2012)

Ballinger, James David

James David Ballinger, 64, of San Saba passed away on September 28, 2013 in San Saba, Texas. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 1, 1949 to his father A.P. Ballinger and mother Peggy Ballinger. James had many passions in life, he enjoyed entering in cook offs, and visiting with his beloved friend Jimmy Don Edmondson of San Saba, Texas. He was a proud member of the San Saba Masonic Lodge. He loved San Saba's First Baptist Church and the James David Ballinger New Hope Presbyterian Church in San Saba. James also loved spending quality time with his children and grandchildren and was given the opportunity to watch them grow. Along with his passions he was known as a hard worker, who worked for a construction company laying asphalt.

James is survived by his wife Mary Lou Ballinger; son, First Sergeant Jason Ballinger and wife, Kim Ballinger of Savannah, Georgia; daughter, Jaime and husband, David Brown of Burleson, Texas; step children, Joshua Carpenter of Waco, Texas and Brandy Free of San Saba, Texas; eleven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, A.P and Peggy Ballinger, and wife, Connie Ballinger. Memorial services for James David Ballinger will be held at the First Baptist Church, on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. am Crosby officiating.

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Services under direction of the Blaylock Funeral Chapel, 1205 South High, San Saba, TX 325 372-1114. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,San Saba News Newspaper, San Saba, Texas, Obituary was published on Oct. 3, 2013)

Ballinger, Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee Ballinger, 47, a resident of Mount George community near Centerville, died at his home Thursday, October 11. He was a carpenter and timberman and a native of Dyersburg, Tenn. He was the son of W. M. Robert and Nora Stocks BallingEr and a member of Mount George Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Ballinger of the home; five sons, Homer and Marion of Englewood, Calif. Jackie, Willie, and Earl, all of the home; seven daughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Barnes of Ola, Mary, Billie, Joyce, Patsy, Tommie and Pamela, all of the home; one brother, Willie of Mount George; two sisters, Mrs. Gena Davenport of Little Rock and Mrs. Annie Frost of Mount George and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 18, 1962)

Ballinger, Raymond "Dynamite"

Raymond "Dynamite" Ballinger, age 62, of Mt. George, AR passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002 at his home. Born October 1, 1939 in Mt. George to Willie A. and Laura Elizabeth Garner Ballinger. He was married March 25, 1961 to Jane Keener.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Walter Ballinger.

Survivors include his wife, Jane of the home; two daughters, Beth Johnson and Donna Ballinger both of Mt. George, AR; one son, David Ballinger of Mt. George, AR; two sisters, Mary DeLay of Friendswood, TX and Dorothy Richison of St. Petersburg, FL; two brothers, James Ballinger of Jacksonville, FL and Larry Ballinger of Santa Fe, TX and eight grandchildren.

He will be cremated with arrangements through Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 6, 2002)


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