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Benedict, Martha (Stephens)

Martha Benedict, 73, of Ola, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born June 22, 1941, in Aly, Arkansas to the late Washington and Gerturde (Smith) Stephens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, llene Gagne.

Survivors include her husband, Arlyss Benedict of Ola; daughters, Sabrina Bates of Ola, Terrie Woods and husband Larry Barton; sisters Billie Brister of Alabama, Charlene Wallace of Magazine; grandchildren, Michael Bates and wife Rabiye of Colorado, Ricky Bates of Glenwood, Rayleigh Barton; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Alayna Bates; stepchildren, Richard and Sarah Benedict, Jeffrey and Pam Benedict of Ola; step-grandchildren, Kayla, Jordan, and Hannah.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Brother Don Lane officiating. Burial was at Birta Cemetery, Birta. Visitation was held at the church from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers included Bobby Wallace, Billy Joe Wallace, Richard Benedict, Jeffrey Benedict, Arlin Blaylock, and Larry Barton. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.comwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1, 2015)

Benefield, Benjaman Frank

Benjaman F. Benefield, 87, of Havana died at the Yell County Hospital on July 1. He was born at Dardanelle, was a retired farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Teddie (Jennings) Benefield; one son, Louis of California; two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Buckman and Mrs. Evelyn Didlot, both of California; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ottie Slay of Blue Mountain; one brother, Harley Benefield of Dardanelle; one sister, Mrs. Laru Paynor of Ft. Smith; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1965)

Benefield, Bobby N.

Bobby N. Benefield, age 33 of El Centra, Calif., died October 1st at El Centra. He was a native of Ola and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myra Wilson Benefield; a daughter, Pamela Benefield of El Centra; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Benefield of El Centra.

Funeral services were held October 7th at the Ola Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Benefield, Charles F.

Charles F. Benefield, age 72, of Birta went to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 6, 2015, at his home. He was born on November 5, 1942, in Birta, Arkansas to the late James Marcus Benefield Sr. & Geneva Irene Fuller Wilson. He was raised as a child until retirement in El Centro, CA. Charles loved and enjoyed his time in the sun, gardening, yard work and raising cattle. He worked at Von's Groceries Inc. as a meat manager in El Centro, CA for 30 years. He owned his own Franchise "Housemaster" of 8 years in El Centro, CA. He came back to retire in 2009, to his birth town Birta, Arkansas to retire in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers & sister, James Marcus Benefield Jr, Robert Lynn Benefield, and Patsy Stone.

Survivors include his wife Sandra Lee Benefield; children, Jeff Benefield of Brawley, CA; Stacey Benefield of El Centro, CA; Morgan Chase Benefield of Birta; Garret Ty Benefield of Birta; brothers, Kenneth Wayne Benefield of Blyth, CA; Paul Benefield of Bull Head City, AZ; grandchildren, Erin Benefield and Austin Benefield; great-grandchildren, Tatum Quinonez, Stella Quinonez, Aubree Benefield; Hannah Looper; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncle in California and Arkansas.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 13, 2015)

Benefield, Dimple

Dimple Benefield, age 80, of Casa, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at Perry County Nursing and Rehab. She was born April 12, 1925 in Casa to the late Nick and Cora Robinson George. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Casa Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hoyt Fink and Max Benefield and a grandson, Randy Hance.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Luther Hance of Casa, grandson and daughters-in-law, Scott and Erin Hance of Casa and Sherry Hance of Russellville and a great-granddaughter, Madeline Hance of Casa.

Graveside services were held Saturday, September 24, 2005 at Needmore Cemetery in Casa. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 28, 2005)


Benefield, Edgar Nelson

Edgar N. Benefield, 94, of Ola died Tuesday, October 20, at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola. He was a retired farmer and a native of Centerville, son of the late Walter and Mary Petillo Benefield, and a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist. Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Alfred Benefield.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sallie Daniels Benefield; four sons, Lamar, Floyd and Allen Benefield of Ola, and James Benefield of Plainview; two daughters, Virginia Parker and Sarah Dinnerville of Ola; two sisters, Leota Riddle and Ester Toft of Dardanelle; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Leslie Hepp. Burial was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 28, 1992)

Benefield, Estelle Eva (Pearson)

Funeral service for Estelle Eva Benefield, 68 year old Hodgens resident, was conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Hodgens Baptist Church. Rev.

Paul McDaniel officiated at the services, with burial in Heavener Memorial Park under direction of Dowden Funeral Home. Born in Arkansas, February 23, 1900, Mrs. Benefield had lived at Hodgens for 32 years where she was a member of the Baptist Church. She died at a Heavener nursing home November 23.

Survivors include her husband, G.W. of the home' five sons, J.W. and Hershal Howard of Newman, California, Ray Howard of Hodgens, Buddy Benefield of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Wilburn Benefield of Escalon, California, five daughters, Helen McCasland of San Gabriel, California, Connie Hawkins of Santa Barbara, California, Wimer Ghisletta of Patterson, Judy Grace Thompson of Hodgens, Linda Hendrix of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Olen Pearson of Heavener and Thurman Pearson of Patterson; two sisters, Bessie Pearson of Patterson and Virgie Benefield of Heavener; 28 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Heavener Ledger Newspaper, Heavener, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Nov. 28, 1968)

Benefield, Faliece

Faliece Benefield, age 79, died Saturday, February 10, 1996 at the Morrilton Manor Nursing Home in Morrilton. She was a native of Bluffton, AR (Yell County), and was a daughter of the late Lemuel Hardy Benefield and the late Vernetta Melissa Nettie Stout Benefield. She was retired from Morton Frozen Foods (now Con-Agra) and attended the Four Squares Gospel Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Butler.

Survivors include three sisters, Oma Lee Burns and Ruby Benefield both of Dardanelle and Billie Owens of Russellville and a nephew Jerry L. Caldwell of El Paso, TX.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Mount Zion Cemetery at Briggsville with Rev. Jeff Cheatham officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 2-14-1996)


Benefield, Gerald M.

Gerald M. Benefield, aged 38, of El Centro, Calif., formerly of Briggsville, died December 10. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Mrs. Mary Augusta Benefield of California; five brothers, Marvin C., James M., Cleo, Max and J.V. Benefield of California.

Funeral Services were held Thursday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1964)

Benefield, James Keyton "Jim"

James Keyton "Jim" Benefield, age 78, of Plainview, AR died Monday, January 30, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville, AR. He was born December 15, 1927 in Centerville, AR to the late Edgar and Sally Daniel Benefield. He was a retired supervisor for Deltic Lumber.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Benefield.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Garrett Benefield; children, James Terry and Stephanie Benefield of Carter Cove, Marilyn and Bill Mercer of Carthage, TX, Sherri and Chuck Dunn of Plainview, AR, James B. and Debra Patterson of Russellville, Tommy L. Patterson, Jr. of Plainview, Carolyn S. and Bruce Burnett and Mary "KK" Trin OBryant all of Ola; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lamar and Nita Benefield, Lloyd Benefield, Allen Jewelene Benefield all of Ola; sisters, Sara Dinnerville, and Virginia Parker both of Ola; grandchildren, Christopher Lauren Mercer, Kevin Mercer, Robyn Dunn, Alyssa Tomlinson, Kaleb Patterson, Pam Snider, Keith Snider, Melody Carter, Cody Patterson; great grandchildren, Colton Ally son Mercer, Braden Mercer, Gage Carter and Mattie Snider

Funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00 p. m. at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta with the Revs. W. A. Gorman and Ron Whittle officiating. Burial will be in the Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-7 at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 1, 2006)


Benefield, James Marcus

James Marcus Benefield, aged 84, of El Centro, Calif., died May 27 at El Centro. He was a former resident of Yell County, a retired barber and a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Agusta Benefield, six sons, Marvin C. Benefield. James M. Benefield Jr., Cleo Benefield, Max Benefield, J. V. Benefield and Gerald Benefield, all of El Centro; two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Hacker and Mrs. Arlene Smith, both of El Centro; a stepbrother, John George of Briggsville; a half-brother, Bill George of Briggsville; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1964) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published in Jun 1964 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Benefield, Juanita L. (Tucker)

Juanita L. Benefield, age 81, of Ola passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at her home. She was born November 17, 1930 in Moline, Illinois to the late Clyde & Velma Davis Tucker. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Plainview School, and a member of the Ola Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded [in] death by her husband of 59 years, Roy Lamar Benefield and brother Donald Tucker.

Survivors include her children, Thomas & Kathy Benefield of Ola, Gerald Benefield of Ola, Susan & Kenneth Pyburn of Pontoon, Daniel & Katherine Benefield of Tennessee, Joseph & Melissa Benefield of Missouri; sister, Linda Slawson of Missouri; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was August 4, 2012 at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with Bro David Riker and Bro. Brian Rose. Burial was at Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers included Kenny Pyburn, Mark Pyburn, Tony Benefield, Jessie Benefield, Michael Benefield and Zac Benefield. Honorary pallbearers included Lane Benefield and Chad Benefield. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 8, 2012)

Benefield, Laura E.

Laura E. Benefield, age 69 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at her home. She was born February 18, 1940 at Dardanelle to William H. and Voila Mae Williams Smith. She was a lifetime member of the Conway VFW Auxiliary #2259.

She is preceded in death by her parents; six sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Billy J. Benefield of Dardanelle; four daughters, Debbie Redding, Lenee Freeman, Vanessa Bevins, Belinda Kelley all of Dardanelle; sons, Thomas Bevins, Jr. Billy J. Benefield, Jr. of Conway; sisters, Pat Myers of Safee, TX, Goldie Purtell of Duncan, OK, Ida Parks of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial was in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers Jason Kerns, Scott Berry, Ray Redding, Colin Squire, Travis Sharp, Brent Hallum, and Loyd Benefield. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 15, 2009)


Benefield, Lennis Venson

RUSSELLVILLE - Lennis Venson Benefield, age 81, of Ola died Saturday, March 17, 1984 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of Ola Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Benefield; a son, Billy Joe Benefield of Conway; five daughters, Rheba Riley of Ola, Wanda Pettit of Pontiac, Mich., Fay Bradford of Kansas City, Mo. Norma Jean Vineyard and Flora Mae Mundus of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at Ola Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Jerry Schlinker. Burial was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 3/17/1984)


Benefield, Lloyd Reed

Lloyd Reed Benefield, age 77 of Ola, died Friday, March 7, 2008 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home at Russellville. He was born October 2, 1930 in Centerville, Arkansas to the late Edgar & Sallie Daniels Benefield.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jim, Charlie & Roy Lamar Benefield.

Survivors include brother, Allen Benefield of Ola; sisters, Virginia Parker and Sarah Dinnerville of Ola.

Graveside service was held Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Birta Cemetery in Birta. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 2008)


Benefield, Margaret

Margaret Benefield, age 91, of Ola, AR died Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Tennie Howard Partin, she was born May 21, 1908 at Birta, AR. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ola. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Neal Benefield; two brothers, Elbert and Ernest Partin and a sister, Mae Rue Hudlow.

Survivors include, her husband, Marvin C. Benefield; a brother, William Partin of Prescott Valley, AZ; two sisters, Ruby Sandlin of Danville, AR and Thelma Yearwood of Santa Ana, CA; a granddaughter, Pamela Jane Kemp of Calexico, Ca and three great grandchildren, Michelle, Jacklyn and Christopher Kemp all of Calexico, CA.

Funeral was December 4, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Ola with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was in Ola-Sandlin Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. Active pallbearers were David Garrett, Louis Pitts, David Pounders, Paul Moudy, James Wood and James Nail. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ola, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 8, 1999)


Benefield, Marvin. C.

Marvin. C. Benefield, age 101, a resident of Ola, died September 27, 2007, at his home. He was born September 18, 1906, in Briggsville to James and Agusta Smith Benefield. M. C. was retired from Shippers Ice and also had been a barber, truck driver, and mail man. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved gardening and telling friends and family stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Benefield; his son, Bob Benefield; and all of his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a granddaughter and her husband, Pamela and John Kemp of Calexico, California; three great grandchildren, Shelley, Jackie and Chris Kemp all of Escondido, California; an honorary daughter, Billie Sharp of Ola; three special friends, Robert Avery of Dardanelle, Marcella Nichols of Ola, and Jewel Hampton of Dardanelle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Shinn Chapel with the Rev. David Bond officiating. Burial will be in Ola-Sandlin Cemetery at Ola under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Leon Smith, Verlon Scott, Don McCoy, David Garrett, Dale McCoy, and Allen Benefield. Dr. Karl Sandberg will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Shinn Funeral Home of Russellville 'on-line' Obituary, 9-27-2007)


Benefield, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Benefield, age 96, of Ola, AR. died Sunday, February 14, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born May 31, 1902 at Dardanelle, daughter of the late Robert and Effie Flora Belle Barrett. She was the widow of Lennis V. Benefield and a member of the Ola Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Billy J. Benefield Sr. of Dardanelle; four daughters, Rheba B. Riley of Ola, Faye Bernice Bradford of North Kansas City, MO, Norma Jean Vinyard of Tahlequah, OK and Flora Mae Mills of Oklahoma City, OK; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Wednesday (today at 2 pm at the Ola Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Norman Chenowith. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers include Lloyd E. Benefield, Lloyd Benefield, Johnny Benefield, Vernon Baskin, Jimmy Rogers, Dale McCoy and Allen Benefield. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 1999)


Benefield, Max

Max Benefield, age 75 of Ola, AR passed away Wednesday, September 18, 1996 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born in Briggsville, AR January 24, 1921 son of the late James Marcus Dugan and Augusta Benefield. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Benefield.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dimple George Benefield; two sons, Billy Benefield and David Benefield both of Fairbanks, AK; five daughters, Sharon Johnson of Vian, OK, Joanne Sikes, Warner, OK, Ellen Neighbors, Gore, OK, Tammy Mayers, Warner, OK and Sandra Johnson of Gore, OK; a brother, M. C. Benefield; a step-daughter, Ginger Hance of Casa, AR; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, September 21, 19 at the Need-more Cemetery near Birta with Rev. Gene Tanner and Rev. Bill Harwell officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-25-1996)


Benefield, Millie Ann (Muncy)

Mildred Ann Benefield, age 55, of Casa died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born August 23, 1961 at Morrilton to the late James and Mildred Ann Beverage Muncy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her daughter, Mandie Price and husband Danny of Coppell, Texas; one son, Jesse Benefield of Griffithville, Arkansas; one brother, Jimmy Crow of Casa; two sisters, Annie Waters of South Carolina, Ellie Hubbard of Casa; four grandchildren, Makala, Emily and Zoe Benefield, Braxton Robison and the father of her children, Daniel Benefield of Tennessee.

A family conducted memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Nov 17, 2016 On Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Benefield, Reba D.

Reba D. Benefield, age 81, of Ola, AR passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born September 22, 1926 in Birta, AR to Floyd and Lyda George Rodgers. She was a lifetime member of Birta Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Benefield; her parents and a brother, Charles Rodgers.

She is survived by a sister, Greta Sherman of Ola; two daughters, Jan & Coy Leach of Birta, Carol Ann & Danny McKnight of Harris Brake; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 8, 2008 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Ron Whittle officiating. Burial was at Birta Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 2008)


Benefield, Roy Lamar

Roy Lamar Benefield, age 86, of Ola, died Saturday, August 11, 2007 at his home. Born September 15, 1920 in Centerville, he was the son of the late Edgar and Sallie Daniel Benefield. He retired after nine years for the Ola School District maintenance department. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Fisher-Law VFW Lodge #8525 in Plainview.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Benefield and James Benefield.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Juanita Tucker Benefield; children, Thomas Benefield of Ola, Gerald Benefield of Haslet, Texas, Susan Pyburn of the Pontoon Community, Daniel Benefield of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Joseph Benefield of Plainview; two brothers, Allen Benefield and Lloyd Benefield both of Ola; two sisters, Virginia Parker of Ola and Sara Dinnerville of Plainview; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 10:00 a. m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Bobby Wells and Rev. David Riker officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Summit, Lawrence Hearing, Buddy Rodgers, Paul Moss, Dennis Steen, Rick Kimzey, Johnny Benefield and Bruce Patterson. Military honors will be held by Boyce-Woods VFW 3141 in Dardanelle. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2007)


Benefield, Ruby A.

Ruby A. Benefield, age 89, a resident of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, April 10, 2000 at Dardanelle Nursing Home at Dardanelle, AR. She was born February 26, 1911 at Briggsville, AR to Hardy and Vernita Stout Benefield. She retired in the laundry department at Dardanelle Nursing Home. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Mary Butler and Faliece Benefield.

Survivors include two sisters, Oma Burns of Dardanelle, AR and Billie Owens of Russellville, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service was April 11, 2000 at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 12, 2000)


Benefield, Ruby Lee (Frost)

Ruby Lee Benefield, age 84, of Ola, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, in White Bluff, Tennessee. She was born October 4, 1931, in Yell County, Arkansas. She was a home maker and a long time member of the Ola Freewill Baptist Church. She loved doing church activities and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee and Anna Lois Frost; husband, Cletus Venson Benefield; a granddaughter, Sarah Catherin Blankenship; three brothers, Walter, Robert and Lemoin Frost; one sister, Luna Burnett.

Survivors include four children, Mary Hedrick (Ray) of Tennessee, Catherin Blankenship (Bob) of Missouri, Lloyd Benefield of Ola, Johnnie Benefield (Terri) of Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Dr. Tiffany Hopper, Dr. Katie Beal, Kimberly Lawrence, Mercedes Powell, Kacie Watson, Johnathon Benefield, Jessica Jenkins, Brittany Benefield, Shelby Benefield and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with John David Keeling and David Riker officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnathon Benefield, Kenneth Pyburn, Kenneth Ivy, Shane Chancellor, Walter Adney, and David Barnes. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 16, 2015)

Benefield, Rufus

Rufus Benefield, age 77, of Bluffton, died Monday evening, December 22, 1976 at the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Bluffton, a retired Farmer, the son of the late Jack and Betty Stockdon Benefield and was a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alma Hunt Benefield; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Ogden of Bluffton and Mrs. Clayton Owens of Memphis; two brothers, Carl Benefield and Will Benefield, both of Heavener, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Joe May of Bluffton, Mrs. Sam McTigrit of Dumas and Mrs. Hollis Bain of Heavener, Okla.; three grandchildren, Barbara Paxton of Memphis, Mrs. Larry Phifier of Ft. Smith and Michael Ogden of Little Rock and one great-grandchild, Miss Jennifer Ogden of Little Rock.

Funeral services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-1-1976)


Benefield, Ruth

Mrs. Ruth Benefield, age 37, of Long Beach, Calif., died March 5, 1952 at her home. She was born in Havana. She was a member of Burno Memorial Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis, and daughter, Mary Louise of Long Beach; her mother, Mrs. Hettie Moore, of Booneville; three brothers, William Vess of Honda, Calif. Charles and Jimmie Vess of Booneville; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hankins of St. Louis, Mo. , Mrs. Hazel Clemons of Tracy, Calif. and Miss Joyce Vess of Booneville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 20, 1952)


Benefield, Sallie F. Daniels

Sallie F. Daniels Benefield, age 100, passed away Friday, May 19, 2000 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola, AR. She was born March 15, 1900 in Pulaski County, AR to the late Augustus and Eliza Goodson Daniels. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Nelson Benefield and a son, Charles Benefield.

She is survived by; four sons, Lamar Benefield, Lloyd Benefield and Allen Benefield all of Ola and James Benefield of Plainview, AR; two daughters, Sarah Dinnerville and Virginia Parker both of Ola, AR; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were May 22 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in the Birta Cemetery by Cornwall Funeral Home of Dardanelle. AR. Pallbearers were grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 24, 2000)


Benefield, Stephanie Michelle

Stephanie Michelle Benefield, 37, of Plainview, died Sunday, February 4, 2007. She was born December 11, 1969 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was a 1988 graduate of Plainview-Rover and, the administrative assistant at the Atkins Nursing Center.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Benefield, of Plainview; a daughter and son-in-law, Allyssa and Matt Forrest of Plainview; a grandson, Matthew Noah Forrest; her father and step-mother, Don and Judy Jones; mother and step-father, Frances and Larry Duvall of Atkins; a brother and sister-in-law, Shane and Brandi Jones; two step-sisters, Tammy Parks and Leslie Lewis; two nephews, Brayden Jones and Dalton Lewis; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends, Beth Anderson, Staci Potter, Cindy Decouski and Tamera Lacy.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the Lemley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Findley officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday. Another memorial service will be held February 9 at 6 p. m. at Hunts Chapel. Flowers can be delivered to Hunts Chapel at Rover all day on Friday. The church doors will be open for delivery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 7, 2007)


Benge, Homer F.

Homer F. Benge, age 75, of Paris, brother of Audie Grigsby of Danville, died Thursday, April 3, 1986.

Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Clecia M. Benge; a brother, and another sister.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cox Chapel at Paris. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery by Cox Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Bennett, Charles W., Dr.

Dentist From Fort Smith Drowns As Boat Capsizes At Nimrod - Dr. Charles W. Bennett, age 40, Fort Smith dentist drowned about 3 a.m. Tuesday when the boat in which he was fishing capsized on Lake Nimrod, near the Joe Bartlett landing. His body was discovered about 125 feet off shore in deep water at 11:30 a.m. A group of 40 men in approximately 15 boats tied together dragged the area where the tragedy occurred with grappling hooks until finding the body. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 5, 1947)


Bennett, Clifford "Bill"

Clifford "Bill" Bennett, age 77 of Havana, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born November 14, 1933 in Formosa, KS to the late Clifford H. and Leona Mae Phillips Bennett. He was a Navy Korean War Veteran, a retired iron worker, a member of the Havana Presbyterian Church, member of the California Iron Workers Local Union 433 and Dodge Brothers Antique Automobile Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James R. Bennett.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Anna Bennett; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Yvonne Bennett of Havana; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Steve Kimble of Norwalk, CA; grandchildren and spouses, Elisabeth and Justin Lingle, Shauna and Rudy Martinez, John Kimble, Amanda Kimble, Jason and Loretta Wallace, Josh Wallace; great-grandchildren Madeline, Emma, Olivia and Nathan Lingle, Dylan and Isabella Martinez, Eric and Ava Wilson; sister, Reata Chance of Torrance, CA.

Pallbearers were Charles Bennett, John and Steve Kimble, Justin Lingle, Jason and Josh Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Combs, Robert Dixon. Dan Lipe, Jason Ridenour, Bob Rogers, Oval Shore and Carl Woodson. Funeral service was Saturday, June 5, 2010 at WYC Church of Christ with Rev. Moises Chan officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Memorials can be made to The International Gideon, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010)


Bennett, Lillian Kathleen (Frank)

Lillian Kathleen Bennett, age 86, of Russellville died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born November 14, 1925 at Chicago, IL to the late Lionel and Suzy Reimen Frank.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Chester Bennett.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Bennett, Marleen Sanders both of IL, Michael Bennett, Patrick Bennett both of MI, Timothy Bennett of Ind., Dianna Dixon, Allison Bennett both of Russellville; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Private service was held Thursday, May 4, 2012 at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine.

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 May 9, 2012)

Bennett, Patricia Winifred (Shott)

Patricia Winifred Shott Bennett, 57, of Havana, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born October 21, 1957 in Ozark, Arkansas to Edward and Jewel Dean (West) Shott. She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith. She enjoyed Fishing, hunting, gardening and Animals.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 10, 2014 at Piney Cemetery near Waveland, Arkansas, by Roberts Funeral Home.

She is survived by her companion, Dennis Putman of Havana; parents, Edward and Jewel Dean Shott of Havana; brother, Larry Shott and wife Doris of Booneville; nephews, Terry Shott and wife Diane, Gary Shott and wife Lenara and Joey Shott and wife Rolanda; other relatives and friends. The pallbearers were Terry, Gary, and Joey Shott, Cleatus Nelms, Ronnie Putnam, and Dewayne Mack. The honorary Pallbearers were Bob Nelms and Bob Cassity. Visitation was 2-4:00 P.M. Sunday Afternoon at Roberts Funenu Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 12, 2014)

Bennett, William O.

Services for William O. Bennett, age 76, of Fresno was Thursday at Northgate Assembly of God. Burial will be in Fresno Memorial Gardens.

He was formerly of Ranger. He was born in Arkansas and had lived in Fresno for 38 years. He was a truck driver for Hans Sumpf Co. He was a World War II Veteran.

Survivors are his wife, Genell; four sons, Joe, William and Kermet all of Fresno, and Russell of Clovis; one daughter, Margaret Chapa of Fresno; one brother, Sonny of Colorado; three sisters, Ulene Bowman of Arkansas, Ruby Thompson of Arkansas and Gladys Rodgers of Fresno; and nine grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Bennett, William O.

Services for William O. Bennett, age 76, of Fresno was Thursday at Northgate Assembly of God. Burial will be in Fresno Memorial Gardens. He was formerly of Ranger. He was born in Arkansas and had lived in Fresno for 38 years. He was a truck driver for Hans Sumpf Co. He was a World War II Veteran.

Survivors are his wife, Genell; four sons, Joe, William and Kermet all of Fresno, and Russell of Clovis; one daughter, Margaret Chapa of Fresno; one brother, Sonny of Colorado; three sisters, Ulene Bowman of Arkansas, Ruby Thompson of Arkansas and Gladys Rodgers of Fresno; and nine grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-4-1986)


Bensch, Paul Adolph

Paul A. Bensch, a longtime resident of Redlands, died March 17 in Redlands, following an illness. Paul A. Bensch died peacefully on March 17, 2008 at 86 years of age. Born in Center, Arkansas, he moved to San Bernardino in 1940, where he worked for 40 years as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad. A long-time resident, first of Rialto and later Redlands.

He leaves behind two children, Mrs. Jacqueline Griffin of Santa Ana, Califoria and Prof. Stephen P. Bensch of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at Montecito Memorial Park at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 28. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published in Mar 2008 in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California. )

Bensch, Vena Louise (Qualls)

Vena Louise Bensch of Redlands, a native of Evening Shade, Arkansas, lived in San Bernardino County for 52 years, died at home of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71.

She was an account supervisor for Southern California Edison for 29 years and was survived by her husband, Paul A., a son, Stephen P. of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, a daughter, Jacqueline L. Griffin of Tustin, a brother, Glenn Qualls of Danville, Arkansas and four grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. at Montecito Memorial Park with Montecito Memorial Chapel handling the arrangements. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Jul 1993 in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California. )

Benson, Barbara Ann (Hasty)

"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Joshua 24:15 Barbara Ann Hasty Benson went to be with the Lord November 10, 2010. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Charles and Anna Muriel Hasty. She worked as secretary at Alexandria Senior High School for 30 years, retiring in 2008. A member of Grace Presbyterian Church, she dearly loved her family, four grandchildren, and her many friends and ASH friends and "kids".

She was preceded in death by her father, James Charles Hasty; mother Anna Muriel Hasty, and infant brother, Charles Lee of Ola, Arkansas. Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 49 years, Harvey M. Benson: daughter, Ginger Cook and husband Kevin, of Carthage, Texas; daughter Gayle Mann and husband Brett of Woodworth, Louisiana.

She is also survived by four grandchildren; Katherine "Katy" Cook, Paul Ray Cook, Victoria Gayle Young and Benjamin Charles Young. Officiating were Dr. Bob Vincent, Pastor Kevin Cook and Pastor Ritchey Cable.

Pallbearers were Joe Moreau, Duane Urbina, Calvin Hoge, Stan Hoge, Kevin Cook and Brett Mann. Honorary Pallbearers were Walter Morock, Paul Cook and Benjamin Young. "Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality". Emily Dickinson (Obituary Transcription and permission to use courtesy of Harvey M. Benson, husband - Find A Grave Memorial# 65966854) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published on Line @ Find A Grave Memorial# 65966854. )

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