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Barrick, Harold Wayne

Harold Wayne Barrick passed away December 1, 2005 in Las Vegas. He was born on September 11, 1924 at Riley Creek, Arkansas. He was a school teacher and basketball coach for 35 years. He taught school and coached basketball in California, eastern Oklahoma, Dibble and Wanette, OK. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; he was a man of integrity, a kind gentle man with a wealth of knowledge and will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Bess Barrick; two brothers, Earl and L.C. Barrick.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma of Norman, OK; two sons, Dave and daughter-in-law, Freda of Phoenix, AZ, Robin Barrick and daughter-in-law, Frances of Henderson, NV; three grandchildren, Rebekah and Jeremiah Barrick of Henryetta, OK, Monte Barrick of Phoenix, AZ; four great-grandchildren, Christian, Alexander, David W. and Harley; one brother, Doyle Barrick and wife Melba, of Danville two sisters, Pauline Harris of Danville, Lamoyne Moudy and husband Paul of Ola; one aunt, Mildred Cousins of Muskogee, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 7, 2005)


Barrick, Lillard Chester

Lillard Chester Barrick Sr., age 66, a resident of Belleville, died at a hospital in Danville Tuesday, March 3. He was a retired farmer, a native of Danville, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Moudy Barrick; four sons, Earl Barrick of Cripple Creek, Colo., Doyle Barrick of Belleville, Wayne Barrick of Wister, Okla., and L.C. Barrick Jr. of Santa Clara, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Harris of Rio Oso, Calif, and Mrs. Laymone Moudy of Ola.; three brothers, Gene Barrick of Merced, Calif., Lloyd Barrick and Archie Barrick of Yuba City, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Edith Wilkerson of Merced, Calif., Mrs. Etta Poe of Winston, Calif., Mrs. Mae Raiford of Watson, Mrs. Lora Belle Frame of Ft. Smith and Mildred Cousins of Muskogee, Okla.; and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at Belleville Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Johnny Mangrum of Whitesboro, Okla. and Rev. E.O. Tackelt of Havana officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1964)

Barrick, Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann Barrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barrick of Dardanelle, was born April 17, 1947 and departed this life October 20, 1954 at 7:40 P. M. in St. Edwards Hospital, Fort Smith, after a three month illness.

In addition to her parents, Meredith is survived by her brother, Earl Jr. her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Barrick, Sr. of Belleville, her maternal, grandfather, W. C. Blackwell, also of Belleville and a host of relatives and friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 26, 1954)


Barrick, Ruby Maxine

Ruby Maxine Barrick, age 87 of Glendale, Arizona, passed away peacefully on January 6. 2008.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Barrick.

She is survived by her son, Earl Eugene (Gene) Barrick, Jr. (Belva), and granddaughter Katie King (Jon), brother-in-law, Doyle and Melba Barrick of Danville, AR.

Graveside services were held January 11 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at Pinnacle Peak and Cave Creek Roads, Phoenix. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2008)


Barrows, James E. Norfleet

James E. Norfleet Barrows, aged 78, died February 26 in a Muskogee Okla. hospital. He was a resident of Ola for 39 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Checotah, Okla.

He is survived by one son, Joe Edward of Beaumont, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Leavie Salinswky of Cincinnati, Ohio and Miss Inez Barrows of Checotah; two brothers, Willis Barrows of Plainview and Joe Barrows of Port Arthur, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Ira Smith of Russellville and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 8, 1962)

Barry, Archie Andrew

Archie Andrew Barry, age 83, of Morrilton, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 10, 2005. He was born July 22, 1922 in Plainview, AR, a son of Hugh Jackson Barry and Dora Estella Mund Barry. He was a deacon and fifty year choir member of Morrilton First Baptist Church, WWII U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, 32nd Degree Mason and a retired maintenance general mechanic from Arkansas Kraft.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Ernestine Leach Barry of Morrilton; two sons, Dennis Barry of Arlington, TX, Steve Barry of North Little Rock; two brothers, James Barry of Lodi, CA, Jack Barry of Blue Springs, MO; one sister, Anna Jane Latimer of Lockesburg, AR and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at Morrilton First Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Brown and Rev. Coy Sample officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers will be Blake Berry, Jordan Barry, Jackson Barry, Roger Barry, Doug Latimer and Warren Wheat. The family requests memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 E. Church St., Morrilton, AR 72110. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 14, 2005)


Barry, Earnestine (Leach)

Ernestine Leach Barry, 90, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was born June 19, 1924 in Plainview, AR to the late B.A. Leach and Ola Breashears Leach.

On December 17, 1944 she was married to Archie Barry, who preceded her in death in 2005. Ernestine loved the Lord and family was most important to her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and sister. She was a resident of Morrilton and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School. Tending to her vegetable garden and many plants was a favorite past-time, as well as, sharing her homemade jellies and sour dough bread. She was an employee of the Museum of Automobiles, Petit Jean and of Wal-Mart for many years.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, Dennis (Jan) Barry, Arlington, TX; Steve (Kathy) Barry, North Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Elaine (Warren) Wheat, Springdale, AR; Blake (Rachel) Barry, Arlington, TX; Jordan (Sarah) Barry, Waco, TX; great- grandchildren, Will, Emma Kate, and Wyatt Wheat; Catherine Barry. She loved and was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Ernestine was preceded in death by all her beloved siblings, Odell Leach, Thurston Leach, Hanford Leach, Imogene Bridges, Hazel Marcum and Martha Jones.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the First Baptist Church in Morrilton with Dr. Bill Brown officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be made in her honor to the Arkansas Heart Foundation, First Baptist Church Morrilton, AR or to the charity of your choice. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 25, 2014)

Barry, Minnie Belle Montgomery

Minnie Belle Montgomery Barry - It is with profound regret and sorrow we chronicle the death of Mrs. William H. Barry, which occurred at her home four miles southwest of Dardanelle at 11 o'clock last Thursday morning, January 30, 1936. Mrs. Barry, who was formerly Miss Minnie Belle Montgomery, was born at Abbieyille, Miss., in 1869, being at the time of her death 67 years of age. She was united in marriage to Mr. Barry on October 22, 1885, at Rover. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Hallie Arnett of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Otho Oliver of Claremore, Okla., Mrs. Jarrett Davis and Mrs. Forrest M. Sparling of Little Rock; two brothers Dr. Tom Montgomery of Bluffton, and Dr. Lee Montgomery of Gravelly; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Caviness, of Danville; Mrs. J. C. Ship, of Forrester; Mrs. L. Carter of Houston, Tex.; Mrs. Alice Nickleson of Del Rio, Tex.

Funeral services were held at New Hope Church Saturday afternoon, being conducted by Rev; E. E. Stevenson, pastor of the Dardanelle Methodist Church.

Mrs. Barry was a splendid Christian woman, loved and admired throughout the circle of her acquaintanceship for her beautiful character, her deeds of kindliness and goodness and the love she manifest toward her associates. She will be sadly missed in her home and in her community. The P-D. joins the many friends of the bereaved ones in extending deepest sympathy in their great loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 2-6-1936)


Barry, Tabitha

Mrs. Tabitha Barry, age 95, of Plainview died August 26, 1956 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by two sons, Sam Barry of Portland and Hugh Barry of Lockesburg; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 6, 1956)


Barry, Virgie Adelynne Breashears

Mrs. Virgie Adelynne Breashears Barry, 93, of Portland, AR died Saturday, September 6, 1997 at the Ashley Memorial Hospital in Crossett. She was born in Plainview, AR, Yell County, on September 4, 1904. She was the youngest of eleven children born to Lemuel Cahzeel and Mary Ellen Hogan Breashears. She graduated from Central Baptist College in Conway in 1926 and Ouachita Baptist College (University in Arkadelphia in 1928 with a degree in education. A devoted educator, she taught first grade in Plainview from 1928 until 1939 and third grade in Portland from 1952 until her retirement in 1969. She was a member of the Arkansas Education Association, the Ashley County Retired Teachers Association and she was a member of the Portland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Clifton Barry in 1974; a step-daughter, Nell Barnwell of Cabot and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Mary Jane Gee and Martha Rose Dolan both of Crossett, Gary Clifton Barry of Portland, Rebecca Ann Baumgardner of Gurdon, Alice Faye Arnold of Horatio and one stepdaughter, Nancy Jordan of Sheffield, AL; a sister, Effie Thompson of Danville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Monday at the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Ted Grove officiating. Interment was in the Portland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 1997)


Bartholomew, Deforest

Deforest Bartholomew, Sr. age 67, a resident of Ola, AR died Tuesday, June 2, 1998 at UAMS Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. He was born on March 23, 1931 at Santa Maria, CA to Robert and Mabel Patty Bartholomew. He was a retired Chief Quarter Master with U. S. Coast Guard and a Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bartholomew of Ola, AR; two sons, Deforest Bartholomew, Jr. and Stephen Robert Bartholomew both of Ola, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Bartholomew of Long Beach, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. Arrangements under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 10, 1998)


Bartholomew, Deforest, Jr.

Deforest Bartholomew, Jr., age 55 of Ola, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Long Island, New York to the late Deforest and Nancy Lea Richardson Bartholomew. He worked for Wayne Farms in Danville and he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Plainview.

Survivors include his brother, Stephen Robert Bartholomew of Ola.

Memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 2011)

Bartholomew, Marietta Ellison

Marietta Ellison Bartholomew, age 92, a resident of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord on April 9, 2009 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born March 29, 1917 in Yell County, Arkansas, the daughter of Luther Lee and Effie George Ellison. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bartholomew and one great grandson, John Robert Huff.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny Bartholomew and his wife, Billye and Bill Bartholomew all of Fayetteville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Jackie Bartholomew, Kelly Bartholomew Huff and her husband, Phil, Kendra Bartholomew Williams and her husband, Jim, A. J. Bartholomew, Lori and John Bartholomew; great grandchildren, Jennifer and Nicholas Huff, Heather Bartholomew, J Henry, Lauren, Chance and Win Williams; several nieces and one nephew.

Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 2:00 P. M. at the Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with Matthew Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Prairie Grove Senior Center, 475 Ed Staggs Drive, Prairie Grove, Arkansas 72753. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Joe George, Newspaper: Benton County Dailey Record, Bentonville, Arkansas, 4/12/2009)


Bartholomew, Nancy L.

Nancy L. Bartholomew, age 69, a resident of Ola, AR died Thursday, April 29, 1999 at Chamber Memorial Hospital at Danville, AR She was born on December 34 1929 at Alexandria, VA, to Lee and Katherine Carmody Richardson. She; was a homemaker. She was me widow of the late Deforest Bartholomew, Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Deforest Bartholomew, Jr. and Stephen, Robert Bartholomew both of Ola, J AR and a cousin, Dr. Donald McCrann of Connecticut.

The body was cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service Ola, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 1999)


Bartholow, Katherine Ulene

Katherine Ulene Bartholow, 89, most recently of Danville, AR, died Monday, March 18, 2013. Katherine will always be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. At the time of her death, Katherine was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, AR. She was a long-standing member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Spokane, Washington. Katherine was born August 2, 1923 in Havana, AR to the late Joe Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Oliver Ward.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Marvin Bartholow; sons Marvin Wayne Bartholow, Steve Bartholow, and Floyd Abernatha; daughter Kathy Annette Greenback; brother and sister-in-law Ted and Inez Ward, brother and sister-in-law Vester and Willie Ward; and brother-in-law Bob Inman.

She is survived by children Judy Short and Russell Bartholow of California and Tommie Abernatha of Greenwood, AR; brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Chloe Ward of Magazine, AR and sister Retha Inman of Spokane, WA; ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; nieces Judi Daily, Cathi Miller, Sue Spivey, Sarah Jackson, Geauchita Cathcart, Mary Poole, Louise Inman, and Betty Fisher; nephews Adrian Ward, Bud Ward, Fred Ward, Jim Ward, and Gene Inman.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date, with inurnment at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com ; arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 27, 2013)

Bartholow, Katherine Ulene

Katherine Ulene Bartholow, 89, most recently of Danville, AR, died Monday, March 18, 2013. Katherine will always be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. At the time of her death, Katherine was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, AR. She was a long-standing member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Spokane, Washington. Katherine was born August 2, 1923 in Havana, AR to the late Joe Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Oliver Ward.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Marvin Bartholow; sons Marvin Wayne Bartholow, Steve Bartholow, and Floyd Abernatha; daughter Kathy Annette Greenback; brother and sister-in-law Ted and Inez Ward, brother and sister-in-law Vester and Willie Ward; and brother-in-law Bob Inman.

She is survived by children Judy Short and Russell Bartholow of California and Tommie Abernatha of Greenwood, AR; brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Chloe Ward of Magazine, AR and sister Retha Inman of Spokane, WA; ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; nieces Judi Daily, Cathi Miller, Sue Spivey, Sarah Jackson, Geauchita Cathcart, Mary Poole, Louise Inman, and Betty Fisher; nephews Adrian Ward, Bud Ward, Fred Ward, Jim Ward, and Gene Inman.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date, with inurnment at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com ; arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 27, 2013)

Bartlett, Maggie

Maggie Bartlett, age 90, a resident of Dardanelle, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1911, in Spiro, Oklahoma to the late Rufus Scott and Ida Shoffett Howell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Deomoid Bartlett; a daughter, Venoda Balloun; a great grandchild, Kara Jill Black and 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Cole and Herb Burris.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Irvin Dewane & Barbara Bartlett of Darrington, Washington and Paul & Cathy Bartlett of Dardanelle, Arkansas; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Hazel Burris of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Bobbie Cole of Russellville, Arkansas, Genelda & Charles Osburn of Russellville, Arkansas, and Patsy & Reverend Jackie Pledger of Dover, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; a nephew and niece-in-law, Lawrence & Jessie Wooten of Russellville, Arkansas; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral will be 10:00 a. m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Shinn Chapel with Reverends Kenny Partain and Charles Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in the Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002)


Barton, H. D.

72- Year Old Man Found After 3 Days In Woods; Dies In Hospital - A 72- year old Texas man, who was found about 3 p. m. Sunday on Mt. Magazine after being lost for three days, died four hours later in a Paris hospital.

The lost man, H. D. Barton, had been missing from the farm home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McPherson of near Waveland. Sheriff Earl E. Ladd reported that he was found lying head down in a ravine and was bruised and skinned all over like he had been crawling. His pants and shoes were found about eight feet up the hill from where he was found. He was about 50 feet from a road and about a mile and a half north of the McPherson home. He had an injured left hip and used a crutch to aid his walking. The two men who found him, J. B. Self and Gene Wiseman, said they heard him groaning and located him in the woods. He was mumbling something which they understood to be "water" Sheriff Ladd had been directing a search for three days and had been assisted one day by men from Camp Chaffee and Saturday by Guardsmen from Dardanelle and Booneville.

The McPherson family reported they discovered Barton missing about 1 p. m. last Thursday after they finished their noon meal and went onto the porch where he had been sitting. The family reported he suffered lapses of memory and had started to walk off from the house on several occasions but they had always stopped him before he got far. Burial will be in Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 8, 1954)


Barton, John

John Barton, 84, Plainview, born in 1856 at Nabarro Co., Texas, died at Plainview, May 26, and was buried May 28, in the Salem cemetery after services at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. V.F. Harris. Although the father of eleven children but five survive; Mrs. W.P. Mauldin, Texas, Mrs. Clyde Black and John, Plainview; Irvin, Troy, Mos.; and Ira of Little Rock; 16 grand-children and two great-grand- children and a brother, L.F. Barton, Houston, Texas. The flowers were beautiful. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1940)

Barton, John F.

John F. Barton Sr., age 61 of Plainview died Friday at a hospital in Russellville. He was a native of Casa, a merchant and owner and operator of John Barton Cleaners at Plainview. He was a member of the Plainview Methodist Church and secretary of the Plainview Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Floy Hill Barton; a son, John F. Barton Fr. of Plainview; a daughter, Mrs. Jake Grisham of Oklahoma; two brothers, I.M. Barton of Pine Bluff and I.O. Barton of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at the Plainview Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1964)

Barton, Thelma Ruby Wieser

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Thelma Ruby Wieser Barton, age 81, of Ontario, Calif., a native of Dardanelle, died Friday, June 27, 1986. She was the widow of Irvin O. Barton, and daughter of the late Frank and Florence Emison Wieser.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Sundmacher of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Elaine Biaccini and Mrs. June Besterfelt of St. Louis, Mo., a brother, Glen Wieser of St. Louis, Mo. and a grandchild, Jack Sundmacher of Marina del Rey, Calif.

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


Basinger, George

George Basinger, age 77, former manager of the Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, died at the hospital in Danville Sunday. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife and son, Clyde of California; four daughters, Mrs. Eeger McRae of De Queen, Mrs. H. D. Melton of Oklahoma and Mrs. Edger Lyon and Mrs. George McCain of Danville. Four brothers, R. G. of Ft Smith, W. M. of Texas and J. S. and Ross of Hackett; a sister, Mrs. J. E. Elder of Oklahoma and 11 grand children and three great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 26, 1949)


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)


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