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Beavers, Mollie

Mrs. Mollie Beavers, age 80, died at her home in Havana, Thursday, December 29, 1949. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 5, 1950)


Beavers, Nellie

Mrs. Nellie Beavers, age 94, of Russellville, AR died Monday, March 17 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville. She was born January 4, 1903 in Clarksville, AR to the late George and Minnie Titsworth Harris. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pottsville and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Beavers; a daughter, Betty Sue Beavers; two brothers, Andrew and Dave Harris and a sister, Ruby Russell.

Survivors include three sons, Earl and Roy Beavers both of Russellville and Lawrence Beavers of Dover; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be held in Pisgah Cemetery today, Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. Charles Bradley officiating. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 1997)


Beavers, William Lewis

William Lewis Beavers, age 94, died at a hospital at Benton January 27, 1952. He was a resident of Havana and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Maud Jones of Hot Springs, Mrs. Bessie Lewis of Havana and Mrs. Josie McGugan of Thornton; 13 grand children 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 31, 1952)


Beck, John M.

John M. Beck, age 76, of New Blaine, Arkansas died Monday, February 10, 2003 at Clarksville, AR. He was a retired painter and was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Merlie (Cauldwell) Beck; a son, Johnny Lee Beck; a daughter, Deloris Ann Beck; brothers, Gervious Campbell, Ronald Beck, Lonnie Beck

He is survived by his wife, Margie Clark Beck of New Blaine, AR; six daughters, Lora Cargill of Whitefield, OK, Virginia Jasper of Fort Smith, AR, Gloria Bowman of Midway, AR, Paula Zirkle of St. Petersburg, FL, Linda Bland of Danville, AR; Laura Brewer of Midway, AR; two sons, Jimmy Beck of Dover, AR, Rick Farmer of Delaware, AR; four sisters, Sirley Cook of Clarksville, AR, Bonnie Smalley of PA, Ann Meyers of TX, Geneva Smith of Dardanelle, AR; three brothers, Ernest Beck of Dardanelle, AR, James H. Beck, Jr. of Little Rock, AR, Bud Roberts of Prairie Grove, AR; 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren.

Masonic service will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Stoney Point Cemetery in Scranton, AR. The body was cremated. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 12, 2003)


Beck, Margie Ellen

Margie Ellen Beck, 73, of New Blaine, Arkansas died June 22, 2004 in Clarksville, Arkansas. She had been a caregiver, homemaker and dairy farmer and was a Christian baptized in Wasco, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Russell Lee Farmer and husband of 8 years, John M. Beck; parents, William Clarence and Lula Mae (Garrett) Clark; two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her 2 daughters and sons-in-laws, Linda & Don Bland of Danville, Arkansas and Laura Jerry Brewer of Midway, Arkansas; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Janette Farmer of Delaware, Arkansas; step children and their spouses, Virginia & Bob Jasper of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jimmy Beck of Russellville, Arkansas, Paula & Jeff Ham of Florida, Gloria & Sammy Bowman of Midway, Arkansas, and Lori & Ian Cargill of Oklahoma; companion, Cecil Appleton; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and burial of remains was held June 26, 2004 at Russell Cemetery, Belleville, Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004)


Beck, Norborn Harold

Norborn Harold Beck, age 72, of Tillar died Sunday, July 7, 1985, at Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. He was a retired farmer and a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Effie Jones Beck; a son, Gerald Wade Beck of Gould; three brothers, Lester Beck of Casa, Gaines Beck of Sikeston, Mo. and W. L. Beck of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Jewel Hundley of Casa and Ila Kinder of Sikeston, Mo.; two granddaughters.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Bryant's Cove Cemetery chapel near Casa. Burial will be in Bryant's Cove Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Beck, Selena Raney

Selena Raney Beck, age 82, a resident of Casa, AR died Wednesday; May 5, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center at Russellville, AR. She was born on February 9, 1910 at Casa, AR to W. T. and Edith Minie Raney. She married Lester Beck on July 4, 1943. She was a homemaker and member of the Carden Bottoms Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Vester and Vim T. Raney.

Survivors include husband Lester Beck of Casa, AR; a brother, Norborn Raney of Maumelle, AR; a sister, Mandy Pruitt of Pine Bluff, AR; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.

Funeral service was May 8, 1909 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Roy Goates. Burial was at the Bryant Cove Cemetery at Conway Co. AR under the directions of Humphrey Funeral Service. Casket bearers were Rickey Robison, Paul Jolly, Brandon Gibby, Steve Raney, True Fitch, A. B Hundley, Billy Ward, Jim Selvey (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 1999)


Beck, Wendell Gene, Sr.

Wendell Gene Beck, Sr., 74, of Magazine, AR, died January 25, 2011. He was born November 29, 1936 in Seminole, OK., the son of Wendell Elbert Beck and Mildred (Ellington) Beck Westmoreland. He served in the U.S. Air Force, he was a retiree of the Magazine Fire Dept., the Magazine School Board and a Rural Letter Carrier for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Heritage Addition Church of Christ and a member of the Logan County Cattlemen's Assoc.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Ima Faye Beck; daughters, Donna Helton of Magazine, Debra and Dennis Taylor of Booneville, and Teresa and Benjamin Fuller of Favetteville; son, Wendell Gene Beck, Jr. of Seattle, WA.; sis- ters, Norma Marrs of Sallisaw, OK, Naomi Rhodes of Fort Smith, Linda Beall of Newburgh, IN., Patsy Kennedy of Pocola, OK., and Judy Kay Garrett, of Magazine; brothers, Raymond and Stanley Beck of Magazine, Harold Beck of Greenwood, James Beck of Paris; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was Friday, January 28, 2011 at Booneville Funeral Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 2, 2011)

Becker, Duane Allen

Duane Allen Becker, age 73, of Dardanelle died Monday, June 11, 1984. He was a retired sales representative for Olin Chemical Co. president of Yell County Cancer Society and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Olive Hoidal Becker, and two brothers, Lyle H. Becker of Dardanelle and Chester A. Becker of Loveland, Colo.

A memorial service will be at 10 a. m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. David R. McIntyre. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Drummond Funeral Home of Little Rock. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John's Lutheran Church (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Beckett, James

Services for Pfc. James Beckett will be held at Moore's Chapel Sunday at 1:00 p. m. with Rev. Boyd Scott of Ola and Rev. L. L. Riley of Little Rock in charge. Pfc. Beckett s body was shipped from France and will arrive at Booneville Friday night. He was killed in action while serving with the30th Division in France on August 10, 1944, at the age of 20. He had attended the Havana High School.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Beckett of Waveland; two sisters, Clemie McGugan of Hot Springs and Nola Dempsie of Porterville, Calif.; and one brother, Harry Max of the home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 21, 1948)


Beckett, Virgil M.

Virgil M. Beckett, 63, died in his home in South Gate, Calif. last Wednesday. He was born at Havana and lived at Waveland until moving to California seven years ago. He had been sick for five years and bedfast for the past 10 months.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Beckett; two daughters, Mrs. Climmie McGugan of Lawndale, Calif. and Mrs. Nola Skinner of Porterville, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 20, 1959)


Bedgood, Cheryl Denise

Cheryl Denise Bedgood, age 45, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, November 24, 2006 at University Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born April 7, 1961 at Blytheville, AR. She was employed at Showcase Video and Tanning in Dardanelle.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Bedgood of Dardanelle, AR; parents, Cecil and Margaret Deeds Applegate of Dardanelle, AR; a son, Ronald "Bau" Wayne Bedgood II of Dardanelle, AR; a sister, Sheila Adams of Dardanelle, AR father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elton and Jeannie Bedgood of Texas.

Service was November 28, 2006 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. Donald Lewert officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 29, 2006)


Beehrle, Jill Ellen Perkhiser

Jill Ellen Perkhiser Beehrle, age 48 of Dardanelle, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at her home in Dardanelle. She was born January 18, 1961 in Alton, Illinois. She was a CPA for Bobby Redfern and Company in Danville and a member of the National Association of CPA. She was in the army where she trained to become a Russian linguist for the Intelligence Department of the Army.

She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Perkhiser.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Rodney Beehrle; children, Maria Etheredge and Sara Hurst both of Russellville, Jackson Beehrle of Dardanelle; her mother, Lula Brown Perkhiser of Edwards, Missouri; three brothers, Bruce Perkhiser Wesley Perkhiser, Brent Perkhiser; four grandchildren, Makyna and Kaya Etheredge, Gage and Kiersten Hurst; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 12, 2009 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Kenny Lloyd officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 18, 2009)


Beehrle, Norma

Norma Beehrle, age 69, of Dardanelle died Sunday, January 26, 2003 at her daughter's home in Dardanelle. She was born November 11, 1933 at Kamrar, IA, to the late Henry Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Beehrle.

Survivors include her mother, Katie Anderson of Webster City, IA; sons, Rodney Beehrle of Dardanelle and Todd Beehrle of Eagle Grove, IA; daughters, Pamela Morris of Sioux Falls, SD, Connie Ruhl and Shelly Lane, both of Dardanelle; brothers, Sterling Anderson of Des Moines, IA, Frank Anderson of Colgate, WI and Henry Anderson of Webster City, IA; sisters, Mary Lindquist of Webster City, IA and Elaine Olson of Anchorage, AK.

Memorial service was held Tuesday at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Chaplin Henry Magee officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 29, 2003)


Beene, Stanford J. T.

Stanford J. T. Beene, age 73 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1936 at Enola to the late Bynum and Jewel Adia Roberts Beene.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Johnny Dale Beene; sister, Mary Reise; brothers, Denzil and Johnny Beene.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Johnnie Sue Beene of Dardanelle; a daughter, Susan Day and husband Robert of Dardanelle; a son, Gary Beene and wife Belinda of Dardanelle; brothers, Dale Beene of Dardanelle, Wayne Beene of Russellville, Jackie Beene of South Dakota; sisters, Phyllis Hurst of Russellville, Rose Ford of Conway, Tilly Bell Spradlin of Little Rock; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 15, 2010 at Bryant's Cove Cemetery with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010)


Beggs, Birtie Mae Carter

Birtie Mae Carter Beggs, age 77, of Sims, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Hot Springs. She was born September 24, 1924 in Cardwell, Missouri to the late Albert and Liza Jane Peppers Carter. She was united in marriage on October 14, 1939 in Cardwell, Missouri to the late Thomas Alexander Beggs. She attended the Evening Light Tabernacle and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Judy Louise Harber; a brother and a sister.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Linda Beggs of Chula, AR, Ogene Beggs of Dardanelle, AR, Harry and Nona Beggs of Sims, AR; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Delmer Taylor of Pine Ridge, AR, Debra Rodriguez of Sims, AR; a daughter-in-law, Harriett Beggs of Mount Ida, AR; a son-in-law, Dennis Harber of Pocola, OK; 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, April 19, 2002 in the Evening Light Tabernacle with Bro. Doyle Whisenhunt officiating. Interment was in the Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Thornton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida. Pallbearers were Clint Beggs, Micaiah Beggs, Marty Taylor, Robert Beggs, Barton Beggs, Jason Beggs, Justus Beggs, Israel Beggs, Nathanael Rodriguez, Blandon Deen and Hansel Deen. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Beggs, Jerry Beggs, II, Ed Vaught and Marion McKinney. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 24, 2002)


Begoon, Betty J. Cowger

Betty J. Cowger Begoon, age 76, of Benton, AR. formerly of Danville, AR. died Wednesday, January 6, 1999. She was a Sunday School teacher for 55 years, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, D. R. (Bob) Begoon; her children, Larry R. Begoon and his wife, Kathy of Friendsville, TN, Frances Begoon Albright and her husband, Pete of Mayflower, AR. Garry C. Begoon and his wife, Glenda of Bryant, AR; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one brother, Charles Cowger and his wife, Betty of El Dorado, AR.

Funeral service was January 8, 1999 at Trinity Baptist Church in Bauxite, AR. with Rev. Larry White officiating. Interment followed at New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton, AR. by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice, 1 Medical Park Drive, Benton, AR. 72015. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 13, 1999)


Behncke, Hattie Rose Schmechel

Mrs. Hattie Rose Schmechel Behncke, age 93, of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of Baudette, Minnesota died Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at her daughter's home in Dardanelle. She was born April 8, 1904 in Borup, MN to the late Reinhold and Helene Karoll Schmechel. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and a long time member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, tatting, painting, playing the fiddle and all types of craft works.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Behncke and their son, Leroy Behncke. Surviving five daughters, Ruby Sheely of Dardanelle, AR, Bernice Thomson of Wilburton, OK, Dorothy Kaufman of Tidewater, OR, Leona Rivard of Burkburnett, TX and Ardell Kvool of Rochelle, IL; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Behncke of Boise, ID; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service was January 30 at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Darrell Kobs. Interment was in Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery, London, AR by Cornell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 500 North Cumberland, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 4, 1998)


Behncke, Otis

Otis Behncke, age 84, of Dardanelle died Thursday, June 19, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a native of Lancaster, Wis. a retired farmer and carpenter, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Otis Behncke; a son, Leroy Behncke of Montebello, Calif.; five daughters, Ruby Sheeley of Dardanelle, Bernice Thomson of Wilburton, Okla., Dorothy Kaufman of Victorville, Calif., Leona Rivard of Burkburnett, Texas and Ardell Kvool of Rochelle, Ill.; two sisters, Ada Behncke of Warroad, Minn. and Martha Fuller of Pitt, Minn.; 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. W. H. Ringhardt. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Behrend, Karl

Karl Behrend, age 75, a resident of Danville, AR died Wednesday, July 30, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville. He was born on July 16, 1922 at Magdeburg, Germany to Karl and Sophie Farber Behrend. He was a retired poultry farmer with Tyson.

Survivors include two nieces, Rita Bulick of Whiting, NJ and Gertrude Peters of Oak Harbor, WA and various nieces and nephews in Germany.

Graveside service was August 4, 1997 at the Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 1997)


Belcher, Margaret Ann Ragsdale

Margaret Ann Ragsdale Belcher, age 78, of Dover died Sunday, September 30, 2007 at Atkins Nursing Center. She was born January 5, 1929 at Beebe, AR to the late George Oliaf and Jenny Geneva Smith Payne. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Dover and worked at Mc B's Convenience Store and Pirates Cove Restaurant in Dover.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jackie Lee Payne.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Belcher of Dover; two step-sons and spouses, Dave and Cindy Belcher of Atkins, Sam and Val Belcher of Ohio; brothers, Glen Payne of Midwest City, OK, Sherman Payne of Dover, Chester Payne of Lieman, Germany; sisters, Dorothy Meeks of Sandersville, Georgia, Fay Hendrixson of Maryland Heights, MO, Pat Owen of Dardanelle, Connie Long of Dover, Sandy Koch of Hot Springs; four step grandchildren; numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 10:00 a. m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Dover with Rev. Bo Coffman officiating. Interment will be in McFadden Cemetery in Dover. Pallbearers: Mike Owen, Dave Belcher, Sam Belcher, Kevin Norris, Doyle Foshee, and Jeff Hicks. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


Bell, Alice C.

Mrs. Alice C. Bell, age 90, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, June 12, 1985, at Dardanelle Hospital. She was the widow of William J. Bell, daughter of the late George and Sarah Stewart Cabaniss, and was a member of Fouke Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, James M. Bell of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. and Marvin V. and John B. Bell of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Mary Alice Zimdars of Dardanelle; 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10 a. m. Friday at Rocky Mound Cemetery at Fouke in Miller County. Burial will be by Smith Funeral Home of Stamps. Local arrangements are by Humphrey Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bell, Duil

Duil Bell, age 70 of Havana died Sunday, November 29, 1998 at his home in Havana. Mr. Bell was born September 27, 1928 in Havana, to the late Evin and Gertrude Hood Bell. He was a former and a member of the Ascension Life Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Bell.

Survivors are his wife, Verzene Catlett Bell, 2 sons and daughter in laws, Ronald and Betty Bell of Havana, Wayne and Connie Bell of Ozone; one brother Bobby Bell of Hot Springs; three sisters, Lucille Armstrong of Midwest City, OK, Bonnie Bryant of Havana, Gladys Newton of Oraville, CA; 3 grand children, 3 great grand children, several nieces and nephews.

Services was Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 p. m. at the Ascension Life Church with brother Gary Garner officiating. Interment will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews, J. D. Catlett, Bradley Catlett, Herbert Catlett, Stephen Hunt, Tim Hunt, Tommy Bell, Rick Bryant, Kevin Bell and John Catlett. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Lowell Anderson (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 2, 1998)


Bell, James A.

Mr. James A. Bell, age 72, of Ola, AR passed away Thursday, October 2, 1997 at his home in Ola. He was born in Pea Ridge, Yell County, Arkansas August 19, 1925 son of the late Evan and Gertrude Hood Bell. He was a retired debarker operator, for Plainview Lumber Company.

He is survived by his wife, Orene Fuchs Bell; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Bell of Ola; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Larry Bonds of Fayetteville; four granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duil and Verzene Bell of Havana and Bobby and Ginger Bell of Lonsdale, AR; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Tom Armstrong of Midwest City, OK, Bonnie and Nolan Bryant of Havana and Gladys and Don Newton of Oroville, CA; also by the following sisters and brothers-in-law, Gerald and Jessie Fuchs Lewis of Canyon City, OR, Harold and Anita Fuchs and John and Margie Fuchs of Havana and several nephews and nieces.

Service was held Monday at the Moore's Chapel Church with Rev. Richard Stegall officiating. Burial was in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 1997)


Bell, Lillian Gertrude

Mrs. Lillian Gertrude Bell, age 51, died October 6, 1956 in Mountain View. Calif.

Her survivors include her husband, Evin Bell; six children, James Bell of Antonia, Colo., Duil Bell of England, Ark., Lucille James of Sacramento, Calif, Bonnie Bryant of Tulsa, Okla., Gladys Mewton of Mountain View, Calif. and Bobby Bell of the home; two brothers, Hoyt and Coy Hood of Mountain View and eight grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 25, 1956)


Bell, Louise

Louise Bell, 86, of Ola, AR died Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Gibson County, TN, June 13, 1911 to the late Grover and Alice Spri Potect. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Springhill Baptist Church in Springhill, TN. She and her husband, Aubrey Bell were married January 27, 1928, they were married 70 years.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ulice and Hurbert Poteet.

She is survived by her husband, Aubrey Bell; five daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Walker of Ola, Sue and Roger Lyon of Madera, CA, Eleanora and Pete Mott of Belleville, MI, Jane and Jim Groves of Greenville, MO, and Charlotte Powers of Ola; two half brothers, Grover Poteet, Jr. and Jimmy Poteet of Tennessee; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter

Funeral service was January 31 at the New Bethel Baptist Church at Birta by Rev. Geno Johnston. Burial was in the Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dolan Charton, Sammie Hale, Michael Walker, Roger Holland, Junior Walker, Jeffery Benedict, Richard Benedict, Bob Holland, Dusty Walker and Lee Walker. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 18, 1998)


Bell, Ocie

Ocie Bell, age 97 of Danville, died Thursday, November 11, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 28, 1906 in Pea Ridge, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Edward Newton and Elizabeth Betty Hood Blaylock. She was a member of the first Baptist Church in Danville, former owner of Bell's Cafe in Danville, a homemaker and mother and a special baby sitter for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lesley Wilburn Bell and two great-grandsons and a special friend, Marie Wilkins.

Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, L. W. and Zelta Bell of Danville; a daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Loyd Gilkey of Danville; four grandchildren. Jerry Gilkey of Ft. Smith, Jim Gilkey of Russellville, Kenny Bell and Kim Sullivan both of Danville; seven great grandchildren, Russell Gilkey, Monica Bell and Clay Sullivan all of Russellville, Wade Gilkey of Ft. Smith, Leslee Fowler, Jordan Sullivan and Rhett Sullivan, all of Danville; five great-great-grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Services were Friday, December 12, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. W. A. Gorman and Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2003)


Bell, Orene

Orene Bell, age 79 of Dardanelle, died Monday at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born in Sayre, Oklahoma on September 28, 1926 Daughter of the late Marvin and Arlene Holloway Fuchs. She was the widow of James Bell.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Bell of Ola; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Larry Bonds of Fayetteville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Anita Fuchs, John and Marge Fuchs of Havana; sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Gerald Lewis of Canyon City, OR; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lucille Armstrong of Midwest City, OK, Gladys Newton of Orville, CA, Verzene Bell, Bonnie and Nolen Bryant of Havana, Bobby and Ginger Bell of Lonsdale, AR; grandchildren, Karen and Rick Housley of Dover, Nancy and Steven Vaughn of Belleville, Brenda and Brad Love of Farmington, Mary Ann and Brad Vaughn of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlyn and Shane Housley, Kesli Vaughn, Andrew and Rebekah Love.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. at the Ola First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Balentine officiating. Burial will follow at Moores Chapel Cemetery, Waveland. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is tonight, Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)


Bell, Seroh A.

Mrs. Seroh A. Bell passed away at her home at Havana, April 6, 1948, at the age of 72. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Havana.

Funeral services were conducted at Moore s Chapel by Rev. Jean Lucy and Rev. R. R. Whittington of Havana.

She is survived by her husband, R. B. Bell, three sons, Leslee, Weslie and Ervin Bell of Danville; six daughters, Mrs. Vila Earls of Havana, Mrs. Lila Mo ward of Porterville, California, Mrs. Ila Moore of Havana, Mrs. Ommie Swaim of Danville, Mrs. Hattie Parson of Ferndale, Mrs. Vinnie Combs of Stockton, California.

Paul bearers were Raymond Owens, Opal Beason, Winfred Owens and Joe Apple. Flower girls were Mary Hankins, Barber Sue Beason, Nina Lue Owens, Lorene Barnett, Mildred Davis, Betty Moore and Billie Sue Burce. Cornwell funeral Home was in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 15, 1948)


Bellar, Dogan Reece

Dogan Reece Bellar, age 78 of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at his daughter's home in Dardanelle. He was born October 11, 1919 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Robert E. and Bell Spears Bellar. He retired as a frontend loader operator from Mobley Construction Company and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Bellar; a daughter, Donna Anthony and two brothers, Preacher and Birle Bellar.

Survivors include his wife, Modean Adams Bellar; a daughter, Hilda McGohan of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Dike Bellar of Dardanelle; 10 grandchildren and spouses, Doug McGohan of Las Vegas, NV, Yancy McGohan, Brent McGohan, Michael "Burr McGohan, Brandon Clemons, Dustin Bellar and wife, Nicole all of Dardanelle, AR, Maila Bishop and husband, Mark and Joe Hurdle all of Russellville, Tammy Wallman of Newport News, Virginia, Kim Lunningham of Ft. Smith and a very best friend, Joe Hurdle II of Russellville; six great granddaughters and four great grandsons also included are several nieces and nephews.

Service was April 23, 1998 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Richard Adams officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Scott Judkins, Shawn Lynch, Kenny Joe Moore, John Lievsay, Jeff Robinson, Chris Martin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 29, 1998)


Bellar, Modean Hilda

Modean Hilda Bellar, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, February 29th, 2008 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born June 28, 1925 at Dardanelle to the late Judge and Cellie Campbell Adams.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dogan Reece Bellar; a son, Ronnie Bellar; a daughter, Donna Anthony; son-in-law, Herman Lee McGohan and two grandsons, Doug and Brent Alberto McGohan.

She is survived by her daughter, Hilda McGohan of Dardanelle, AR; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, March 3 at the Corn-well Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. David Jay officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Jeff Robinson, Kenny Joe Moore, Duane Ray, Mike McGohan, Dustin Bellar and Brandon demons. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 5, 2008)


Bellar, William Dike "Bee"

William Dike "Bee" Bellar died Saturday, December 20, 2003 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born December 6, 1917 in Yell County, Arkansas to the late Robert Lee and Rachel Bell (Spears) Bellar. He was a retired saw mill worker for Rennae Sims, A World War II Army Veteran and a member or Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle. He attended the St. Augustines Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosita Anton Bellar; three brothers, Thomas Roy Bellar, Reese Dogan Bellar, and Burl Vinson Bellar.

Survivors include special family, Sheila and Steve Tillman, Jeffry and Hunter Coffman, Dardanelle; Sherri and Lee Shoemaker, San Antonio, Texas; Gary and Vicki Glenn, Amber, Nicole, Bart Glenn, Dardanelle; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Bobo.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 23, 2003, 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Franklin Piercey officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle with military honors by Dardanelle Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141. Pallbearers will be Jeffry Coffman, Hunter Coffman, Bart Glenn, Steve Johnson, Brandon Clemons, Dewayne Ray, and Mike McGohan. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 24, 2003)


Bellew, Nooner

Nooner Bellew, age 96, of Bluffton, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was a son of the late Joe and Minnie Woods Bellew, and was born at Bluffton. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 123, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bluffton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Jewell Lofland Bellew, Durah Lazenby Bellew and Viola Daniel Bellew, a brother, Jim Bellew, and a sister, Ada Coleman.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and other family members.

Funeral service will be 2 P. M. Saturday, August 1, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church at Bluffton, with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial will be in the Bluffton Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers will by Larry Wayne James, Jerry Jones, Len Cullins, Larry Aikman, Bill Lofland and Joe Pickens. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Montgomery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 5, 1998)


Bellew, Viola Daniel

Mrs. Viola Daniel Bellew, age 85, of Bluffton, a retired schoolteacher, wife of Nooner Bellew, died Saturday. She was a member of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral was at Bluffton First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery.

Survivors besides her husband, Nooner Bellew, are a son, Charles E. Daniel of Memphis, TN; four brothers, Theo Gilmore of Dumas, Cecil Gilmore of Bluffton, J. K. Gilmore of Dixon, MO. and R. L. Gilmore of Alexander; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baber, of Hope, Mrs. Amy Woolbright of Oklahoma City, OK, Mrs. Syble Weems of Dumas; three grandchildren, a foster grandchild and three great-great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1/3/1987)


Bellew, Viola Daniel

Mrs. Viola Daniel Bellew, age 85, of Bluffton, a retired schoolteacher, wife of Nooner Bellew, died Saturday. She was a member of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral was at Bluffton First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery.

Survivors besides her husband, Nooner Bellew, are a son, Charles E. Daniel of Memphis, TN; four brothers, Theo Gilmore of Dumas, Cecil Gilmore of Bluffton, J. K. Gilmore of Dixon, MO. and R. L. Gilmore of Alexander; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baber, of Hope, Mrs. Amy Woolbright of Oklahoma City, OK, Mrs. Syble Weems of Dumas; three grandchildren, a foster grandchild and three great-great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-7-1987)


Bellew, Viola Daniel

Mrs. Viola Daniel Bellew, age 85, of Bluffton died Saturday, January 3, 1987 at her home. She was a retired school teacher, former member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of First United Methodist Church at Bluffton.

Survivors include her husband, Nooner Bellew; a son, Charles E. Daniel of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Theo Gilmore of Dumas, Cecil Gilmore of Bluffton, J. K. Gilmore of Dixon, Mo. and R. L. Gilmore of Alexander; three sisters, Ruby Baber of Hope, Amy Woolbright of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sybil Weems of Dumas; three grandchildren, a foster grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Bluffton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rosemary Williams. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Beman, Benita M.

Benita M. Beman, age 85, a resident of Plainview, AR, formerly of Randalia, Iowa, died Saturday, October 26, 2002 at her home in Plainview. She was born on February 6, 1917 in Fayette County, Iowa, to the late Taylor and Carlotta Mae (Orr) Briggs. She married Loyal N. Beman in Randalia, Iowa on November 7, 1937. She was a cook with the public school system Iowa prior to retiring to Arkansas. She attended Teachers College at Cedar Falls, Iowa majoring in Home Economics. She was a Methodist in faith; was a member of EH (Extension Homemakers) of Plainview serving as Inspirational Reader; active in the Senior Activity Center in Danville; a 4-H Leader in Fayette County, Iowa and well known for her bread baking. She also loved RVing and had traveled to every state in the Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyal N. Beman.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Whyla Beman of Amisseville, VA, Sherla & John Arp of Mount Pleasant, IA; one son, Terry and Pat Beman of Randalia, IA; 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and an aunt, Dorthea McLeese of Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with Internment of the cremated remains to occur at Dunhams Grove Cemetery in Randalia, Iowa. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Senior Specialist Hospice of Pope County. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville, Arkansas. Internet obituary may be found at Legacy, com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 30, 2002)


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