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Baskin, Jim

Jim Baskin, age 74 years died of a heart attack at his home in South View community on May 17, 1949. He was a farmer and lived most of his life on his farm.

He is survived by two sons, Ira of Pine Bluff and Alva of Arlington, Va.; three daughters, Effie of home, Mrs. Charlie Roundsville, Dalhart, Texas, Mrs. Marshall Sullivan of Jacksonville; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Gaydon, South View Community; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 26, 1949)


Baskin, John Russell

John Russell Baskin, age 44, of Russellville died Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was born December 7, 1967 at Chula Vista, CA to Sherry Conard and Don Baskin. He graduated from Danville High School in 1986, he was a Army Veteran and a Independent Trucking Agent.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Nora Baskin and Russ and Edna Conard.

Survivors include his daughter, Ali Baskin of Dover; his mother and step father, Sherry and Lynn Tidwell of Danville; father, Don Baskin of Longview, TX; brother and sister-in-law, David and Tina Baskin of Elm Springs; sister and brother-in-law, Wendi and Johnny Metcalf of Dardanelle; nephews and nieces, Reigen Baskin, Madison Baskin, Garrett Baskin all of Elm Springs, Johnathan Metcalf and Josh Metcalf both of Russellville and a host of friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Pallbearers: Steven Dale, Scott Robinson, Nick Taylor, Nate Hoffman, Johnny Metcalf, Kenny Johnston. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Danville High School Class of 1986. 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 Jul 11, 2012)

Baskin, Ora M. Harkey

Mrs. Ora M. Harkey Baskin, age 96, of Casa, widow of William Dewey Baskin, SR., died Saturday, July 3, 1993 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. Mrs. Baskin was born October 30, 1896 in Casa, Arkansas to the late Henry Clay and Louisa J. Scoggins Harkey. She was a mother and housewife. A member of the Casa First Baptist Church and the SR. LADIES SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William W. D. and Oleta Baskin of Ola and a daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Ret. Lt Colonel Louis Greinke of Casa; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, July 6 at the First Baptist Church, Casa by the Rev. Refas Calwell. Interment was in the Casa Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Hubert Scruggs, Clinton Brixey, Marvin Rainey, James Townsell and Gene and Andy Tanner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 7-14-1993)


Baskin, Robert M.

Robert M. Baskin, age 57, of Hackett, formerly of Ola, died Sunday, February 2, 1986 at Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was a native of Adona, a retired member of the U. S. Navy, and the son of the late John and Nora Baskin.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frankie Baskin; three sons, Ronald and Kenneth Baskin of Virginia, and Wayne Baskin of Rhode Island; a daughter, Marilyn Baskin of Virginia; two brothers, Don Baskin of Danville and Vernon Baskin of Ola; two sisters, Dottie Brewer of Ola and Helen Bowers of Oklahoma City, and five grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, February 4, at Birta Cemetery by the Rev. John Holbrook. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers are nephews Tony Baskin, Shawn Baskin, Tim Baskin, John Baskin, David Baskin and Dwayne McAnally. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Baskin, Thomas Wayne "Tommy"

Thomas "Tommy" Wayne Baskin of McAlester, OK, formerly of Ola, AR (Yell County), went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2011. Born June 22, 1942, he was a member of the Myrtle Lodge #145 of Oklahoma City, OK where he achieved many goals and became Grandmaster.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen Bowers of Oklahoma City and Truman Baskin of Centerville, and a brother, Bobby Baskin of Plainview.

He is survived by his son, Stephen Baskin of Ola and a grandson, Kaleb Baskin also of Ola, along with many other friends and family.

Cremation was by Bishop Funeral Home of McAlester, OK. Memorial service and burial was in Birta Cemetery May 17th, 2011 with Pastor Norman Chenowith officiating. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed dearly by all. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 18, 2011)

Baskin, William D. "W. D."

William D. "W. D." Baskin, Jr. age 79, of Casa, AR died Thursday, January 4, 2001 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born October 12, 1921 in Casa to the late William D. Sr. and Ora Mae Harkey Baskin. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech and earned his masters degrees from UCA at Conway. He retired after 41 years as the superintendent of the Perry-Casa School District. He also coached basketball at Perry-Casa for 17 years, he was a WWII Navy Veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church in Casa, a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Casa Masonic Lodge and Avid sports fan, having played and pitched for several professional baseball teams, including the Navy, Hagerstown Maryland, Gadsden Alabama and the Memphis Chicks baseball teams. He also played baseball at Arkansas Tech and with a semi-pro team at Danville.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Oleta English Baskin; two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Gail and Robert "Bob" Baugh of Raleigh, NC and Patti Baskin of Russellville, AR; one sister, Elizabeth Louis Greinke of Casa, AR; two grandchildren, Courtney Allison Baugh of Raleigh, NC and David Matthew Baugh of Durham, NC.

Service was January 7, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Casa with Dr. Bill Brown officiating. Interment was in the Casa Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Marvin Rainey, Jeremy Rainey, Luther Hance, Don Dodson, James Townsell and Alan Harris. Honorary were former students of the Perry-Casa School District. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 10, 2001)


Baskin, William Dewey

William Dewey Baskin, Sr., age 73, of Casa, died July 28, 1971, at a Danville Hospital. He was formerly engaged with the Frisco Railroad, the ARVAC Office and with the Casa Post Office. He was a native of Casa, a son of the late Thomas E. and Eliza Smith Baskin. He was a veteran of World War I, a mason and a member of the Casa Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora M. Harkey Baskin; one son, William D Baskin, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Greinke of Rochester, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Sandra and Patty Baskin; one nephew and three nieces.

Funeral services were held at the Casa Baptist Church Saturday afternoon with Rev. Eugene Corder, officiating, assisted by Rev. Caldwell and Bro. Luther Whitfield. Interment was at Casa Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Odell English, Ray Jackson, Coy Smith, Jams Townsell, Loyd Avery and Marvin Rainey. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-5-1971)


Baskin, William Dewey, Sr.

William Dewey Baskin, Sr., age 73, of Casa, died July 28, 1971 at a Danville hospital. Mr. Baskin was formerly engaged with the Frisco Railroad, the ARVAC Office and with the Casa Post office. He was a native or Casa, a son of the late Thos. B. and Eliza smith Baskin. He was a Veteran of World War I, a mason and a member of the Casa Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora M. Harkey Baskin; one son, William D. Baskin, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Louise Greinke of Rochester, N. Y., two granddaughters, Misses Sandra and Patty Baskin; one nephew, Thos. McGhee of Ola; three nieces, Mrs. J. Rosa Whitfield of Casa, Mrs. Jackie Lemon of St. Louts, and Mrs. Pauline Jones of Rock Island, Ill.

Funeral services were held at the Casa Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o clock with the pastor, Rev. Eugene Corder, officiating, assisted by Rev. Refus Caldwell and Bro. Luther Whitfield. Interment was at Casa Cemetery. Casket bearers were Odell English, Ray Jackson, Coy Smith, James Townsell, Loyd Avery and Marvin Rainey. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1971)


Bass, Joseph Arnold

Joseph Arnold Bass, aged 73, Dutch Creek, died at his home Monday October 11, 1954. He was born at Denning, Ark. December 29, 1880, but spent most of his life in Yell County.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home, one brother, Tom Bass, of Hartford, Calif, three sons, Melvin of Little Rock, Clifford and Amos of Kansas City, Mo. one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Jones of Little Rock and 10 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 21, 1954)


Bass, Melvin Harding

Melvin Harding Bass, age 65, of Santa Fe died Monday at Mainland Center Hospital in Texas City. He was formerly from Havana.

Services were held at the James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson by Rev. Mack Lavine and Bro. James Gee officiating. Burial was in the Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcok.

He was born September 2, 1920 in Stapp, OK and was an electrician, a member of I. B. E. W. Local 527 and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine "Gerry" Bass; two daughters, Sandra Gayle Hammack and Barbara Jean Minter; and one son, Melvin Dale Bass, all of Santa Fe; one sister, Ann Jones of Little Rock; one brother, Clifford Bass of Tulsa, OK and nine grandchildren.

Pall bearers were Bill Hammack, Huey Owens, Al Troncoso, Eli Gates, David Branstetter and Steve Branstetter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: February 19, 1986)


Bass, Melvin Harding

Melvin Harding Bass, age 65, of Santa Fe died Monday at Mainland Center Hospital in Texas City. He was formerly from Havana.

Services were held at the James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson by Rev. Mack Lavine and Bro. James Gee officiating. Burial was in the Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcok.

He was born September 2, 1920 in Stapp, OK and was an electrician, a member of I. B. E. W. Local 527 and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine "Gerry" Bass; two daughters, Sandra Gayle Hammack and Barbara Jean Minter; and one son, Melvin Dale Bass, all of Santa Fe; one sister, Ann Jones of Little Rock; one brother, Clifford Bass of Tulsa, OK and nine grandchildren.

Pall bearers were Bill Hammack, Huey Owens, Al Troncoso, Eli Gates, David Branstetter and Steve Branstetter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/17/1986)


Bass, W. D.

Mrs. W.D. Bass, age 71 died at her home in Prague, Oklahoma May 9.

Funeral services were held at the Prague Methodist church and burial was in the cemetery there.

She is survived by three sons, O.W. Bass, superintendent of the Danville Public Schools, C.H. Bass, manager of the Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, and E.W. Bass of Prague, Oklahoma. Three sisters, Mrs. John A. Meredith, Okoma, Oklahoma; Mrs. Burton Dicks, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Joe Woods, Modesta, California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1939)

Bastin, Mary Lois "Buttercup" (Rogers)

Mary Lois "Buttercup" Bastin, age 77, of Dardanelle died Friday, August 3, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born February 12, 1935 at Dardanelle to the late Merrell "Buck" and Audry May Williams Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Zepka and husband Jim of Plant City, FL and Donna Morris and husband Jeff of Davenport, FL; one sister, Betty May of Dardanelle; two grandsons, Joel Morris of Georgia, Tyler Morris of Florida and three great grandsons.

Funeral service was August 4, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. 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 Aug 8, 2012)

Basulto, Graciela Hernandez

Graciela Hernandez Basulto, age 40 of Danville, died Monday, February 8, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born March 1, 1969 in San Luis Soyatlan Jalisco, Mexico. She was a line worker for Wayne Poultry in Danville and a member of St. Andres Catholic Church in Danville.

Survivors include her parents, Juan Salazar and Maria de Jesus Basulto Hernandez of Mexico; ten siblings, Jose, Lourdes, Noemi, Reyes and Sonia Hernandez all of Arkansas; Juan and Esther Hernandez, Maria Guadalupe Fernandez, Rogelio Hernandez and Maria de Jesus Hernandez all of California.

Services were Saturday, February 13 at St. Andres Catholic Church in Danville with Father Neal officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 2010)


Bata, Ardella Harshfield

DELAWARE - Mrs. Ardella Harshfield Bata, 90, died December 11, 1980 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late James and Elda Farrington Harshfield and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Winfred Bata, Delaware; three brothers, James Harshfield, Delaware, Martin Harshfield, Little Rock, and Bill Harshfield, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Rood and Miss Janet Harshfield, Russellville, and Mrs. Jenerah Johnson, North Carolina; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cornwall Chapel. Burial was at Graves Cemetery, Delaware, by Cornwall Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12-17-1980)


Bata, Ardella Harshfield

DELAWARE - Mrs. Ardella Harshfield Bata, 90, died December 11, 1980 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late James and Elda Farrington Harshfield and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Winfred Bata, Delaware; three brothers, James Harshfield, Delaware, Martin Harshfield, Little Rock, and Bill Harshfield, Oklahoma City, Okla. three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Rood and Miss Janet Harshfield, Russellville, and Mrs. Jenerah Johnson, North Carolina; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cornwall Chapel. Burial was at Graves Cemetery, Delaware, by Cornwall Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 12-17-1980)


Bata, Ruth Wood

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Ruth Wood Bata, age 67, of Delaware died Tuesday, April 16, 1985, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was a retired employee of Valmac.

Survivors include her husband, Winfred Bata; two sons, Ron Bata of Mountain Home and James Bata of Plainview; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia McQuirk of Ponca City, Okla.; three half-brothers, the Rev. David Jay of Dardanelle, Milburn Jay of Redding, Calif. and Bill Winner of Delaware; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Vassaur of Delaware; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m, Thursday at Delaware Assembly of God Church the Rev. David Jay. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Active-pallbearers will be Bill Winner, Stephen Winner, Robert Wesley, Kenneth Moles, Ken Barnard And Kenneth Jay Sr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bata, Winfred Eugene

DARDANELLE - Winfred Eugene Bata, age 69, of Delaware died Thursday, April 24, 1986 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was a retired store clerk, son of the late Ruben A. and Ardilla Harshfield Bata, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald E. Bata of Mountain Home and James N. Bata of Plainview; a daughter, Patricia A. McQuirk of Ponca City, Okla.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. David Jay. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Batchelor, Kenneth Neil

Kenneth Neil Batchelor, 72 of Russellville, died at his home. He was born January 27, 1939 in Russellville to Stanley Guy and Edna Mae Hutson Batchelor.

He is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Lynn Batchelor; daughter, Lorinda Joyce Batchelor Hiemer; brother, Guy Edward Batchelor; and parents.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Sue Lawrence Batchelor; son, Jack Neil Batchelor; daughters-in-law, Rebecca Baker and Celeste Batchelor Bailey; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters; one brother; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service was held Monday at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. David Downum officiating and the Pottsville Masonic Lodge #333 conducting Masonic services. Pallbearers were Billy Joe Holder, Garry Crum, Jerry Clair, Randy Phillips, Ralph Bowden and Quentin Dotson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 2, 2011)

Batchelor, Kenneth Neil

Kenneth Neil Batchelor age 72 of Russellville died at his home. He was born January 27, 1939 at Russellville to Stanley Guy Batchelor and Edna Mae Hutson Batchelor. He retired from Arkla Gas in 1999 after 32 years. Kenneth was a member of Pottsville Masonic Lodge #333 since 1978 and was past worshipful master.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Lynn Batchelor; his daughter, Lorinda Joyce Batchelor Hiemer; his brother, Guy Edward Batchelor and both his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Glenda Sue Lawrence Batchelor of Russellville, AR; his son Jack Neil Batchelor of Lonoke, AR; his daughters-in-law, Rebecca Baker of Russellville and Celeste Batchelor Bailey and husband Ray of Conway, AR; his grandchildren, Kyle Lee Hiemer of Russellville, Brittany Marie Hiemer Schluterman and husband Carl of Oklahoma, Autum Rae Batchelor and Jack Neil Batchelor of Russellville, Kenneth James Batchelor, Anthony Joseph Batchelor, Ryan Patrick Bailey and Sarah Elizabeth Bailey of Conway, and his great grandchildren, Kane Lynn Hiemer, Kaeden Lane Batchelor and Lorilei Marie Schluterman.

He is also survived by his sisters, Lajune Wesselhoft, Doris Kimbrough, Barbara Thrasher and husband Ken, Sandy Sotomayor and husband Al, Mary Jo Pledger and husband Al and one brother Mike Christian and wife Connie, all of Russellville and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:00A.M., Monday, October 31, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. David Downum officiating and the Pottsville, Masonic Lodge #333 conducting the Masonic Services. Visitation will be held 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Russellville Hospice, 2405 East Parkway Dr., Russellville, Arkansas 72802. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Holder, Garry Crum, Jerry Clair, Danny Darter, Ralph Bowen, Quentin Dotson. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 3 Nov 2011, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. )

Batchelor, Mary Esther

Mary Esther Batchelor age 96 of Dardanelle died Monday, July 15, 2002 at the Dardanelle Hospital. Mrs. Batchelor was born December 27, 1905 in Centerville, Arkansas to the late Walter Nelson and Mary Petillo Benefield. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Len Batchelor.

Survivors are six nephews, George Riddle of Dardanelle, Lamar Benefield, Loyd Benefield and Allen Benefield all of Ola, Arkansas, Jim Benefield of Plainview, Arkansas, Ray Benefield of Mexico, Kenneth Benefield of Santa Paula, California; three nieces, Virginia Parker and Sara Dinnerville both of Ola, Arkansas, Louise Westbury of Hot Springs, Village, Arkansas and a special friend and former husband, Harold Toft of Russellville.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at Petillo Hill Cemetery, Centerville by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 17, 2002)


Batchelor, Saddie Mae

Saddie Mae Batchelor, age 89, of Delaware, AR. formerly of Gary, IN, died Monday, March 15, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. She was born January 1, 1910 in Wood Holler, Logan County, Arkansas to the late Newton Watt and Vina Bertha Simms Wood. She was a homemaker and mother and member of the Faith Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Batchelor. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon M. and Ralph E. Borman of Gary, IN; two brothers, James W. Wood of Longview, TX and Jackie I. Wood of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren and spouses, Cheryl M. and Robert S. Welch, Frank E. and Billie C. Borman and Ralph C. and Stacy Borman all of Gary, IN; four great-grandsons, Robert S. Welch, Jr. Brandon Welch, Derek Borman and Dustin Borman all of Gary, IN.

Service was Wednesday at Faith Church in Dardanelle with Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in Graves Cemetery at Delaware by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Ralph E. Borman, Robert S. Welch, Frank E. Borman, Robert Welch, Jimmy Johnson, David Wood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 1999)


Batchelor, Stanley Guy

Stanley Guy Batchelor, age 81, of Route 1, Russellville died Sunday, October 7, 1984. He was a native of Yell County and a retired farmer.

Survivors include two sons, Guy Edward Batchelor of Flint, Mich. and Kenneth Batchelor of Russellville; five daughters, Ouita June Wesselhoft and Barbara Ann Thrasher of Texarkana, Texas, Doris Jean Kimbrough and Sanda Sotomayor of Russellville, and Mary Joyce Pledger of Dardanelle; 24 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at South New Hope Assembly of God Church by the Rev. U. L. Gray and the Rev. Don Holland. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery near Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Bates, Andrew S.

Andrew S. Bates, age 48, of Russellville, AR, formerly of New York City, New York, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. The son of Edward and Mildred Hojer Bates, he was born on February 26, 1962 in New York City. He married Stephanie Schickle Bates on June 7, 1986 in Honolulu, HI. He served proudly in the U. S. Navy for 9 years. He was a former Nuclear Reactor Operator with Entergy. He was a proud father and husband and couldnt wait to see his son's name in lights. Andrew enjoyed the peace and frustration of golf, and the agony of 41 years as a fan of the New York Jets. He was passionate about the eternal pursuit of knowledge and wisdom.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert W. Bates.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Bates of Russellville; son, Matthew Bates of Russellville; brother, Edward K. Bates & wife Becky of Baldswinsville, NY; mother, Mildred Shinault of Russellville; father, Edward C. Bates of North Lawrence, NY; three nephews, Robert Bates & fianc Caitlin Bergh of Tenino, WA, Jason Bates of Hartford, CT, and Edward Bates & wife Debbie of CT.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, Pope County Memorial Chair, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802. Internet obituary and online guest book are available at WWW.humphreyfiineral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010)


Bates, Bernice Elizabeth

Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth Bates, age 75, of Centerville died Wednesday, May 8, 1985, at Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. She was a native of Pope County, a retired employee of the Dardanelle processing plant of Tasty bird Foods, daughter of the late Ad Shinn and Willie Gaydon Shinn, and was a member of Slaty Crossing Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Montie Bates; two daughters, Melba Standridge of North Little Rock and Patsy Pedigo of Little Rock; a sister, Adleigh Eubanks of Burney, Calif. and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Humphrey Chapel by the Rev. Gary Huett. Burial will be in New Hope, Cemetery at Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Bob Pitts, Kenneth Crow, Harlan Nuckles, Dover Caldwell and Carlos Booth. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bates, Jimmie Ray

Jimmie Ray Bates, age 74, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1933 at Chickalah to the late Amos Brown and Ruby Ulena Higgins Bates. He was a member of the Chickalah Church of Christ and an avid bowler, involved in numerous bowling leagues throughout his life. He was a machinist in the aircraft industry. He loved water skiing, camping, and his hot tub.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lesley Manuel Bates and Wesley Leon Bates.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Jane Bates of Dardanelle; sons, William Robert "Bill" Bates and Guy Keith Bates both of Santa Barbara, CA; daughters Lesley Avon Steams of Santa Barbara, CA, Mary Beth Balsa of Allburn, WA, Crystal Corinne Kerns of Huntington Beach, CA; five step children; Mike Sanders of Yreka, CA, Tom Sanders of Springdale, Carol Romine of Clearwater, FL, Judy Woodward of Merrita, CA, Kathy Dipple of the home; brother and sister-in-law, Presley and Mary Lee Bates of Prairieville, LA; sister, Linda Johnson of Covina, CA; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and three on the way; thirteen step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Gene Littleton officiating. Interment will be in Harkey's Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers Joshua Romine, Junior Higgins, Dr. Richard Steams, L. V Higgins, Dover Caldwell, Johhny Higgins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 26, 2007)


Bates, Larry Neill

Larry Neill Bates 79 of Plainview passed away April 5, 2014. He was born January 23, 1935 in Foss, Oklahoma to Fred Bates and Juanita Scott Bates. Mr. Bates is survived by his wife of 47 Years Mary Nell Smith Bates, of Plainview, children Diane and Bob Lindsey of Canyon, Texas, Lane McNelley of Pampa, Texas, Dewayne and Ginny Bates of Grovetown, Georgia, Sharon Burfield of Plainview and Tommy Via of Plainview.

Other survivors include 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Bates served his country in the United State Army, and was a native of Amarillo, Texas where he worked as a salesman before retiring. He and Mary made Plainview their home in 2001. He attended Jesus Name Pentecostal Church and was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. Arrangements by Bishop-Crites Funeral Home of Greenbrier. (501) 679-4400 www.bishopcritesfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 16, 2014)

Bates, Peggy Nan Gilmore

Peggy Nan Gilmore Bates, age 55, of Little Rock, AR, died Monday, September 16, 1996. She was a member and former church secretary of Markham Street United Methodist Church. She was a retired educator of thirty-one years and principal with Pulaski County Special School District at Joe T. Robinson and Lawson Elementary Schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Bates and her mother, Maxine Gilmore.

She is survived by a son, James R. Bates, Jr. of Little Rock; her father, Cecil Gilmore of Danville, AR; two sisters, Wanda Tester of Clinton and Rosemary Williams of Springdale; and a brother-in-law, Donald Bates of Little Rock.

The funeral was held Wednesday at Markham Street United Methodist Church with Rev. George Williams and Rev. Joe Wilkerson of floating. Graveside service was at Briggs Cemetery at Briggsville, Yell County, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/16/1996)


Batson, Betty (Alley)

Mrs. Betty Alley Batson, aged 66, widow of the late Mr. Samuel S. Batson, died at the family home on North Second Street Sunday after an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Sam B. Wiggins, of Conway, assisted, by Rev. E. E. Stevenson, pastor of the local Methodist Church, were held Monday afternoon, the business houses of the city being closed during the funeral hour. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Mrs. Batson, who had been a resident of Dardanelle nearly all of her life, was loved and admired by all who knew her. Since girlhood she had been a member of the Methodist Church. She was also a member of Joe Wheeler Chapter, U. D. C. Mrs.

Batson is survived by three sons, Messrs. Calvin A., Reese and Lester; one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Harkey; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Keathley, of Danville, and Mrs. Carl Moore, of Henryetta, Okla.; four brothers, Messrs. T. C. and J. R. Alley, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Alf Alley, of Ardmore, Okla., and Lee Alley, of Morrilton. The Post-Dispatch joins the host of friends of the family in extending deepest sympathy in their great loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 18, 1937)

Batson, Calvin A.

Though not unexpected, announcement of the death of Mr. Calvin A. Batson, aged 50 years, which occurred at his home on North Second Street at 3:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 25th, 1939, brought sadness and regret to every home in the city. Due to a heart ailment, Mr. Batson had not been in robust health for a year, or more, but only during the past ten days had his condition been regarded as critical.

Awaiting the arrival of his son, Calvin ("Sonny") Batson, Jr., who was enroute home from Venezuela by air at the time of his father's death, the funeral was not held until Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. The service was conducted at the family home by Rev. Ethan Dodgen, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. John E. Parse, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. A large concourse of sorrowing friends from all sections of the County was present, to pay a last tribute of respect and devotion, and so extensive was the wealth of floral tribute that an extra conveyance was required to carry it to the cemetery. Calvin Batson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Batson, was born in Dardanelle, where he spent his entire life. Modest and unassuming, he was yet a man of strong character, fair and generous in his dealings with his fellows, sympathetic and kindly and considerate, he won and held the warm friendship and respect of all with whom he came in contact. Associated with his brother, Reese Batson, in the firm of Batson Bros., highway contractors, he played no small part in the building of Arkansas' splendid system of highways. He was also extensively engaged in farming. Mr.

Batson is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mollie Stirman; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Linebarger, of Camden; one son, Calvin Batson, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Harkey, of this city; and two brothers, Reese, of Dardanelle, and Lester, of Conway. The Post-Dispatch joins the many friends of the family in extending condolence in their bereavement. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 29, 1939)

Batson, Lester Fred

Lester Fred Batson, aged 42 years, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Batson and brother of Mayor Reese Batson, of this city, died suddenly at his room in a Little Rock hotel last Thursday night. He was an employee of the Government Ordnance Plant at Jacksonville where he held a responsible post as inspector.

The remains were brought to Dardanelle where the funeral service, conducted by Rev. E. W. Faulkner, Pastor of the local Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Batson at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were: Joe D. Jault, Garrett Jones, Robert Campbell, George Phillips, Frank Phillips and Geo. F. Upton. Lester Batson, affectionately known to his friends as "Bushy", was born and reared in Dardanelle. He was of a friendly, jovial disposition, loyal to his friends and kind and considerate to all, and he enjoyed the sincere friendship of all with whom he was associated. Mr.

Batson is survived by a daughter, Miss Martha Jean Batson, of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Harkey, of Little Rock, and a brother, R. E. Batson, of this city. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 2, 1942)

Batson, Mollie (Stirman)

Mrs. Mollie Stirman Batson, widow of the late Calvin A. Batson, died early Wednesday morning at the Russellville hospital. She was a native of Dardanelle and the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George T. Stirman ..... missing section of obituary ... and one brother, Tom Stirman of Holdenville, Okla., also by five grandchildren.

Funeral services are this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Dixon Nolen, of Little Rock. Burial will be in the Brearley cemetery. [editors note: Much of the middle section of the archived newspaper clipping is missing. I have transcribed the few sentences that are complete.] (Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Jan 6, 1955) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 6 Jan 1955, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Batson, Reese Ellis

Reese Ellis Batson, aged 71, former mayor of Dardanelle for 21 years died Tuesday at a Russellville hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Dardanelle. For 18 years he was a maintenance superintendent with the state Highway Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet Parks Batson; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Pearce of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. R.L. Harkey Sr. of Little Rock, and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 20, 1962)

Batson, Samuel S. "Sam"

Mr. S. S. Batson, aged 72 years, died at his home on North Front Street at 7:15 a. m. Monday, August 20, 1934. News of the passing of this popular and respected citizen was a distinct shock to his friends throughout Yell County, for while he had not been in robust health for some time, it was only within the past two or three weeks that he had been confined to his home, and few knew that his condition was critical.

The funeral was held at the family home at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, the beautiful and touching sermon being preached by Rev. Sam B. Wiggins, of Jonesboro, former pastor of deceased, assisted by Rev. Chas. F. Wilkins, Pastor of the local Baptist Church. The handsome casket bearing the earthly remains of one who for more than three-score years had lived and labored honorably and uprightly among us was borne from the home to the waiting funeral car by Messrs. Joe D. Gault, Aubrey Love, Dalton Stubbs, Robert Campbell, Garrett Jones and Robert Pierce. And as grandchildren of deceased, Misses Martha Jean Batson, Selma Elizabeth Harkey, Corinne Batson and Annette Batson, and Calvin Batson, Jr., and R. L. Harkey, Jr., followed with a wealth of flowers, all heads were bowed. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery. Samuel S. Batson was born October 26th, 1862, in Waverly, Tenn. He came to Dardanelle at the age of eight years, since which time he had continued to make this city his home. For more than 40 years he had been engaged in buying cotton, and perhaps no citizen of the County was so widely known among the business men and farmers. He was also extensively engaged in farming and his expert knowledge and close personal attention made him unusually successful in this avocation. Honest and upright in all of his dealings with his fellows, kindly and genial by nature, Mr. Batson won and held the friendship of all with whom he came in contact and his death has brought sorrow and regret to most of the homes of Yell County. Besides his widow, Mr.

Batson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Harkey, and three sons, Messrs. Calvin, Reese and Lester Batson, all of this city; also by six grandchildren. The Post-Dispatch joins the many friends of the family in extending deepest sympathy in their great bereavement. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 23, 1934)

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