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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. )

Benson, Dorothy Ann (Dexter)

Dorothy Ann Benson, age 72, of Havana, AR passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born August 13, 1939 in Riverhead, NY to the late Joe and Anna Kineski Dexter. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Benson; grandson, Zachary Benson "Zac" Caldwell and sister, Anna Falk.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann Caldwell, Bill Benson, Amelia (Tracy) Turley, Grace (Jason) Turley and James (Tori) Benson all of Havana; grandchildren, Robert, Desi and DeeDee Caldwell, Skylar and D.A. Hiatt, Ben Hunt, Ty, Brooklyn, Shelby and Riley Turley; great granddaughter, Zoey Caldwell-Cox; brother, Alex Karas of Chickalah; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Beam of NY; nephews and their family and a very special friend, Virginia Harte of NC.

Graveside service was September 8, 2011 at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR with Father Pellissier Francois officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Fowler, Roger, Tracy and Jason Turley and Rob and Greg Caldwell. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 14, 2011)

Bentley, Sibble May

Sibble May Bentley age 77 of Bentley, AR died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Dardanelle hospital. She was born January 7, 1933 at Birta to the late John Irvin and Dollie May Dunn. She was a member of the South New Hope Assembly of God Church and a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister Linda Carol Patterson and one brother Joe Dunn.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years Donald E. Bentley of Dardanelle, one son Lee Bentley and wife Tricia of Dardanelle, one daughter Lea Ann Hicks and husband Johnny Paul of Centerville, one sister Pauline Mills of Dardanelle, two brothers James Dunn of Paris and Lawrence Dunn of Sacramento, California and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 12, 2010, at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with John David Keeling, Rev. Norman Chenowith and Rev. C. R. Young officiating. Burial was in Needmore Cemetery in Casa. Pallbearers were Sammy Johnson, John Bentley, Shawn Bentley, Doyle Hood, Lee Bentley, Archie Riddle and Thomas Bentley. Honorary were grandsons and Dr. Matthew Self. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Yell County Department of Health Hospice, 719 North 5th Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 2010)


Bergman, Louis E.

Louis E. Bergman, age 75, well known retired farmer of Plainview, died in his home Saturday night. A native of Illinois, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Surviving relatives include a brother, William Bergman, living in Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Plainview Methodist church by the Rev. A. L. Riggs. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 27, 1950)


Bernard, Nell Roulston

Nell Roulston Bernard, 80, of Delaware, Arkansas died Sunday, June 8,1997, in the Dardanelle Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delaware. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Roulston and Hannah Wurst. Born Feb. 7, 1917 in Logan County.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Pockrus of Delaware; one son Billy Ken Barnard of Gary, Indiana.

Services will be on Thursday, June 12 at the First Baptist Church in Delaware with internment at Graves Cemetery by Rev. Mark Lashley. Pallbearers will be Bob Berry, Leon Robertson, Manford Barnard, Les Barnard, Ed Foster and Bill Winner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 11, 1997)


Berry, Betty Deaton

Betty Deaton Berry, age 65 of Casa, AR died Friday, December 1, 2000 at her home. She was a daughter of the late William Franklin and Lena Mae Clark Deaton, born May 19, 1935 at Clarendon. She was retired from the University of Memphis and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Casa.

Survivors include her husband Frank Berry; a son, Michael Gordon Berry of Collierville, TN; a daughter, Sharon Berry Shelton of Bartlett, TN; three brothers, W. F. Deaton of Swansboro, NM, Eugene Laxson of Rogers and Billy Jo Samuel of Pea Ridge; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service was December 4 at the First Baptist Church at Casa with Rev. William West officiating. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2000)


Berry, Billy K. "Bill"

Billy K. Berry, age 87, of Dardanelle died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born November 3, 1924 at Dover, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Floyd Ellis Berry and the late Ruth Susie Eudy Berry.

As patriarch of the Berry and Eudy Clans, he was preceded in death by a son, Tim Allen Berry, who died in 1969, a brother, Jack Ellis Berry and a sister, Bernice Hottinger. He was a graduate of Dover High School. During WWII, Bill's B17 was shot down and he was injured on his second mission, but went on to complete 35 bombing missions over Germany. After the war, he earned an associate of Arts Degree from Arkansas Polytechnic College (now ATU) and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He began his career a pharmacist and store manager for Walgreens before coming to Dardanelle in 1957 where he started Berry Drug Store. Berry Drug very quickly became a household name and a meeting place in the area. He was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lorayne Bacus Berry; two sons, Dr. William Lewis Berry (Donna) of Danville and Dr. Bruce Ellis Berry (Kim) of Greenville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Will Berry and Anne Goemeer (Lee) of Russellville, Phil Berry (Heather) of Little Rock, Laurie Berry, Mattie Berry, Tim Berry and David Berry all of Danville, B.J., Harrison, Kayla and Laura Berry all of Greenville, Tennessee ancf numerous nephews and nieces.

Service was July 1, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery, 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 Jul 4, 2012)

Berry, Christopher Dale

Christopher Dale Berry, age 38, of Ola passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his home. He was born August 19, 1978, in St. Louis, MO to John Dale & Karen S. Massey Berry. He was retired from Car-Mart.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Dale Berry; brother, David Berry; grandparents, Gerald & Mona Berry and Boyd Massey.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Berry of Russellville; daughter, Alyssa Berry of Ola; stepson, Hunter Gideon of Russellville; mother, Karen Moore of Ola; grandmother, Ruby Massey Floyd of Ola; half brother and sister, Clay and SaraBeth Berry of Texas; aunt, Carol Suda of Aronld, MO; mother-in-law, Victoria Scogins of Lonoke and a host of cousin and friends.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at The Journey in Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 19, 2016)

Berry, Christopher Dale

Christopher Dale Berry, age 37, of Ola passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his home. He was born August 19,1978, in St. Louis, MO. to Karen S. Massey. He was retired from Car-Mart.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Berry.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly Berry; stepson, Hunter Gideon of Russellville; daughter, Alyssa Berry of Ola; mother, Karen Moore of Ola; mother-in-law, Victoria Scogins of Lonoke.

A memorial service will be 2 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at The Journey in Russellville with Pastor Steve Pyle officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 5, 2016)

Berry, David

An Ola man, David Berry, 26, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 10 between Danville and Ola as the driver was apparently returning home from working at a poultry plant in Danville. A passerby saw a reflection as they were driving by the scene about 1:15 p. m. on Tuesday and found the vehicle which was a considerable distance on the north side of the highway near the railroad tracks.

Apparently Berry lost control of his vehicle sometime during Monday night when the accident occurred. Deputy Coroner Tisha Radcliff pronounced Berry dead at the scene. The vehicle struck between two trees near the Rocking Chair Ranch west of Ola. State Trooper Brenda Gibbons investigated the accident. Yell County Sheriff Detective Mickey Barefield and Deputy Sheriff Dolan Sharp assisted at the scene. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 5, 2008)


Berry, David Lee

David Lee Berry, age 26, of Ola, AR, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in Danville, AR. He was born April 30, 1982 in St. Louis, MO to John Dale Berry and Karen Sue Massey Moore.

Survivors include his father, John Berry of Georgetown, TX; mother, Karen Moore of Ola; grandmother, Ruby Massey Floyd of Ola; brother Chris Berry of Ola; half brother Clay Berry and half sister Sarahbeth Berry of Georgetown, TX; aunt Carol Suda of St. Louis, MO; uncle Jim Massey of St. Louis, MO; great-aunt Mildred Burfford of Maplewood, MO and niece Alyssa Berry of Ola.

Funeral service was November 8, 2008 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Chenowith, Rev. Barbara Ritter and Rev. Don Lane officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 12, 2008)


Berry, Doyle Franklin

Doyle Franklin Berry, age 81, of Irving, TX died Saturday, August 25, 2007.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 4, 2007 in the Shott Cemetery at Waveland, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. See full obituary next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2007)


Berry, Doyle Franklin

Doyle Franklin Berry, 81, of Irving, TX, died Saturday, August 25, 2007. He was born February 18, 1926, in Winsboro, TX, to Frank and Fletie Berry. He was a World War II Marine.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenny Redburn.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Thelma Nelms Berry; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Krisitie Berry of Quinlan, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Ron Redburn of Norwalk, CA, and Dianne Pyle and Robert Grimes of Farmers Branch, TX; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Hubert Berry and Roy Berry; and sisters, Betty Erickson and Francis Delk.

Graveside service was Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at Short Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 5, 2007)


Berry, Dwayne Franklin

Dwayne Franklin Berry, 60, of Greenville, TX, died Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. He was born on November 24,1953 in Gladewater, Texas, to Doyle Franklin Berry and Thelma Nelms Berry. Dwayne was a carpenter by craft, and spent his days fishing, writing music, and helping others. He was a member of Dixon Baptist Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Josh Hahn of Anna, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Emily Berry of Abilene, and Nathan Berry of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and sister, Diann Pyle of Farmers Branch, TX.

Graveside service was held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:00 am at Shott Cemetary in Waveland. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 4, 2014) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 4 Jun 2014 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Berry, Eva Jean (Roulston)

Eva Jean Roulston Berry, age 80, of Delaware died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Saint Mary's Regional medical Center. She was born November 16, 1931 at River Mountain, AR to the late James Everett and Julia Ethelyn Wurst Roulston. She was a member of the Dardanelle missionary Baptist Church. She loved gardening and taking care of flowers, she loved arts and crafts. One of her greatest accomplishments was that she whittled a fiddle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Sherman Roulston; one granddaughter, Amanda Berry.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Joe Berry; four children, Darrell and wife Evelyn, Dennis Berry, Donna Eubanks and husband Ken, Doreen Swatzel and husband John all of Delaware; one sister, Iva Hardin of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Aaron Swatzel and Wendy Anderson of Delaware, Ryan Swatzel and wife Stephanie of Subiaco, Kristin Turnbow and husband Barry of Centerville, Angie Wallis and husband Shayne of Atkins, Ashley Jones of Delaware, Jennifer Berry of Russellville; seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Tom McElmurry and Bro. Leonard Moses officiating. Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine. Visitation will be held Friday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the chapel. Pallbearers: Aaron Swatzel, Ryan Swatzel, Robbie Underwood, Tim Underwood, Barry Turnbow, Shayne Wallis. Honorary Pallbearer will be Charlie Holiman. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 14 Jan 2012, On-Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. )

Berry, Eva Jean (Roulston)

Eva Jean Roulston Berry, age 80, of Delaware died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Saint Mary's Regional medical Center. She was born November 16, 1931 at River Mountain, AR to the late James Everett and Julia Ethelyn Wurst Roulston. She was a member of the Dardanelle missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Sherman Roulston; one granddaughter, Amanda Berry.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Joe Berry; four children, Darrell and wife Evelyn, Dennis Berry, Donna Eubanks and husband Ken, Doreen Swatzel and husband John all of Delaware; one sister, Iva Hardin of Clarksville; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were January 14, 2012 at the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Tom McElmurry and Bro. Leonard Moses officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 18, 2012)

Berry, Garry Norris

Gary Norris Berry, 56, of North Little Rock, passed away Monday October 15 2012. He was an alderman for Ward 3, North Little Rock City Council for two terms. Gary was amember of Faith Baptist Church in North Little Rock, an avid hunter and gun collector. He loved to fish and coach baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sharon Berry; sons Christopher Norris Berry and Garrett Spencer Berry all of North Little Rock; Grandchildren Kaitlyn Michelle Berry and Allen Michael Berry;sister Debbie Krueger(Jeryl) of Little Rock; and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents Norris Cleatus and Emma Jane Allen Berry; and step father Jack Lusk.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 or the American Diabetes Association, 320 Executive Court, Suite 104, Little Rock, AR. 72205. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 109 Tanglewood drive, North Little Rock,The family will recieve friens from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 501-758-1170. Online guest registry and obituary at nlrfh.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,He had an obituary published. )

Berry, Lorayne (Bachus)

Lorayne Bachus Berry, age 87, widow of Billy K. Berry, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, died Tuesday, April 22, at her home. She was born in Russellville, Arkansas, April 26, 1926, the daughter of the late James Louis Bachus and the late Lois Johnson Bachus. She was the co-owner, with her late husband , of Berry Drug Store in Dardanelle. Even though she worked side by side with her husband in building a business, she kept the most important thing, the most important thing. She was a world class, wife, mother, and grandmother. You couldn't be around Ma and not feel her genuine, nurturing love.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Allen Berry, four sisters, Betty McCutchen, Dorothy McCarthy, Virginia Barker, Joyce Wilcox, and one brother, James "Bud" Bachus.

She is survived by two sons and daughters in law, William Louis Berry, M.D. and Donna of Danville, Arkansas, and Bruce Ellis Berry, M.D. and Kim of Greeneville, Tennessee, grandchildren, Will (Malorie) Berry, Anne (Lee) Goemmer, Phil (Heather) Berry, Laurie, Mattie, Tim, and David Berry, Bruce Jr.. Harrison, Kayla, and Laura Berry, and great-grandchildren, Aidan and Brody Goemmer, and Abby Berry.

Funeral services was held 2:00 PM, Friday, April 25th at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, Arkansas following visitation at 1:00 in the chapel. Dr. Steve Mosley will officiate. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be family. 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 Aug 30, 2014)

Berry, Thelma Geraldine (Nelms)

Thelma Geraldine Nelms Berry, age 87, of Belleville passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born October 4, 1924 in Waveland to the late Orvil & Carmen Shott Nelms. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Berry; parents; brothers Odell, Dow and Doyle Nelms; sister Sue Smith.

Survivors include son Dwayne Berry of Quinlan, TX; daughter & son-law Diann Pyle & Robert Grimes of Dallas; sister Jean Miller of Belleville; brother Cleatus Nelms of Havana; 4 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was Saturday, January 7, 2011 at Shott Cemetery in Waveland with Bro. Jeff Smith officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwell funeralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 11, 2012)

Beshears, Imogene (50 Years Ago)

Mrs. Imogene Beshears age 24, died at a hospital in Hot Springs, October 25, following a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Beshears and two sons of Hot Springs; her father, J. Y. Johnson, of Hot Springs; her mother, Cora Blockwood, of Jessieville; five brothers and four sisters, two aunts, Hattie Hull of Onyx and Maud Spears of Plainview; three uncles, Tom and Hollis Cox of Steve and Luster Cox of Benton. She was a member of the Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 10/25/1951)


Beshears, Imogene (Mrs.)

Mrs. Imogene Beshears, age 24, died at a hospital in Hot Springs, October 25, following a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Beshears and two sons of Hot Springs; her father, J. Y. Johnson, of Hot Springs; her mother, Cora Blockwood, of Jesseville; five brothers and four sisters, two aunts, Hattie Hull of Onyx and Maud Spears of Plainview; three uncles, Tom and Hollis Cox of Steve and Luster Cox of Benton. She was a member of the Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov. 1, 1951)

Bethel, Arvil Mckinley

DARDANELLE - Graveside service for Arvil McKinley Bethel, age 44, of Dardanelle, who died Monday, May 19, 1986 will be at 10 a. m. Friday at Harkey's Valley Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Rice. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service. He was an airplane pilot and artist, and son of the late Rena Snowdy Bethel.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Concetta Guidry Bethel; four daughters, Carolyn Anderson of New Orleans, La. and Cindy Smith, Sharon Colburn and Susan Bethel of Russellville; three brothers, Larry Bethel of Alaska, and Billy and Ronnie Bethel of Florida; a sister, Linda Gillum of Arizona, and two grandchildren, Justin Smith of Russellville and Clayton Anderson of New Orleans. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Bethel, Nancy Lee (Williams)

Nancy Lee Bethel, age 74, of Hot Springs, formerly of Danville, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Canyon Springs Health & Rehab in Hot Springs. Nancy was born January 12, 1942, in Jacksboro, Texas to Reid & Iras N. Garrison Williams.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her daughter & son-in-law, Shanna & Roger Traynom of Harrisburg, AR.; son, Reid Bethel of Belleville; grandchildren, Wes & McKayla Bethel of Mt. George; Kysha & Tyler Solley of Belleville; Ashley McCourt of Dardanelle; Allie McCourt of Russellville; Jade Bethel of Belleville; Hunter Traynom; Alexandria Traynom both of Harrisburg; great-grandchildren, Paxton and Presli Solley; Trace and Jasper Bethel; brother, Delvin Williams of Waveland; niece, April Williams of Los Angeles, CA.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday January 22, 2016 at the Moore's Chapel Church. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 27, 2016)

Bevans, David W., Sr.

David W. Bevans Sr. age 71, of North Little Rock, a native of Dardanelle, died Sunday, October 20, 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Baby Jo Webb Bevans; a son; a daughter, a brother and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Owens Funeral Home at Little Rock. Burial will be in Rest Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church at North Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bevill, Julia Emma Martin

Julia Emma Martin Bevill, age 78 of Hollis, AR. passed away January 21, 1999 at Russellville, AR. She was born June 28, 1920 in Hollis. She was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 8525 and attended Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Fawny L. Bevill of Hollis; stepdaughter, Verna Barnes of Mabelvale, AR; two brothers, Opal and Oval Blythe both of Hollis, AR; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was January 23, 1999 at the Valley Home Missionary. Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Whiley and Bro. Eddie Powers officiating. Burial followed at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR. Pallbearers were Greg Humphreys, Brad Humphreys, Doyle Orrell, Leonard Jones, Darrell Stogsdill, Harold Shepherd, Jimmy Wells and Dean Crawford. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 27, 1999)


Bevill, Laura

Laura Bevill, age 72, a resident of Casa, AR died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville, AR. She was born September 14, 1925 at Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Curtis and Catherine Welch Mitchell. She was a member of the Casa First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Margaret Hughes and one grandson, Floyd Glenn Carr.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Sr. and Judy Carr of Sherwood, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Cathy and Jack Sudduth of Casa, AR and Pam Owen of Russellville, AR; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Sarah Ruth and Vernon Fuler of Malvern, AR and Gladys June Wendt of South Carolina; best friend, Shirley Stevens of Casa, AR; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was June 29, 1998 at the Casa Fist Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Gene Tanner. Burial was at the Casa Cemetery. Casket bearers were Calvin Gabbard, David Hillman, Gerald Stevens, Corp. Rocky Sudduth, Bill R. Sudduth, Billy Ray Sudduth. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 1, 1998)


Bewley, Cleetis F.

Cleetis F. Bewley, age 75, of Russellville, AR died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. The son of Lonnie and Vonnie Whorton Bewley, he was born September 15, 1932 in London, AR. He was a United States Army Veteran. He attended the Centerville Assembly of God Church where he played his guitar and sang every Sunday.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife Gwen Parker Bewley of Russellville; three children, Michael & Dana Thompson of Eufala, Oklahoma, Suzanne Bradley of Russellville, Doug & Nancy Bewley of Madison, Alabama; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers Jerry & Diana Bewley and Bob & Reba Bewley all of Blanchard, OK.

Funeral was January 21, 2008 at Centerville Assembly of God Church. Bro. Clellan Tilley and Bro. C. R. Young officiated. Burial was at Chickalah Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 23, 2008)


Bewley, Lahoma

Lahoma Bewley, age "78, of Danville, AR died Monday, February 13, 2006 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in London, AR on August 14, 1927 to Thomas J, and Mary H. Raines Malone. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. A member of the Danville First Baptist Church where she had taught the preschool Sunday School class for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Steve C. Bewley and a sister, Patsy J. Williams.

She is survived by her children, Terry and Phyllis Bewley, Janice and Ronnie Spears all of Danville and Kay and Gary Beasley of Booneville, AR; sisters, Betty Countz of Russellville, AR and Bobbie Hickey of California; grandchildren, Shane Bewley of Russellville, AR, Rev. Terry W. Bewley of Hot Springs, AR, Christie Spears Davis, Scott Spears, Nichole Bewley Crane and Misty Bewley all of Danville, AR; great grandchildren, Haley, Luke, Chris and Trey Bewley, Josh Copeland and Tyler Bewley, Colt and Kailey Davis, Raychel and Garrett Spears and Hudson Crane and her family at Mitchell Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 10:00 a. m. at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Terry W. Bewley officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Pallbearers will be Shane Bewley, Scott Spears, David Davis, Colt Davis, Gary Beasley and Ronnie Spears. Visitation will be Wednesday 6 to 7 p. m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 15, 2006)


Bewley, Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland Bewley, age 74, of Danville, AR died Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born September 12, 1925 in London, Pope County, AR to the late Willie E. and Jane I. Vinson Bewley. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville, a 32nd Degree Mason, a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Yell County Rodeo & Riding Club and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a long time businessman in both Yell and Pope Counties starting in the food business as a butcher after his service in WWII in California. He moved to Arkansas in 1959, and introduced self-service meat packaging to the River Valley working with Millsap's Foodliner, and A-One Super Markets in Russellville, in 1960 he opened Sav-A-Sum Market in Dardanelle and Sav-A-Sum Market in Atkins, then merging with Valley Food Markets, Valley Tractor and Implement Company in Russellville, and in 1965 moved to Danville and re-opened the Sav-A-Sum Market in Danville and in 1977 he also started Steve's Western Wear in Danville and then moved his Western Store to Russellville and in 1979 he purchased the Otasco Store in Danville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Zawislak.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lahoma Malone Bewley; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Phyllis Bewley of Danville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Ronnie Spears of Danville and Kay and Gary Beasley of Booneville, AR; one sister, Florene McClarren of Clovis, NM; six grandchildren Shane Bewley of Russellville, AR, Terry Wayne Bewley of Hot Springs, AR; Christie Spears Davis, Scott Spears, Nichole Bewley Rivers and Misty Bewley all of Danville, AR; six great-grandchildren, Haley Bewley of Havana, AR, Colt and Kailey Davis and Raychel Spears all of Danville, AR, Josh Copeland and Tyler Bewley both of Hot Springs, AR and Luke Bewley of Russellville, AR.

Services were Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Terry Wayne Bewley and Rev. E. O. Tackett officiating. A eulogy was given by Butch Watts. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville. Pallbearers were, Shane and Terry Wayne Bewley, Scott Spears, David Davis, Butch Watts and Gene Johnston. Honorary were, the Bill Castleberry Sunday School Class. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 26, 2000)


Bibler, Irene

Irene Bibler, 90, a resident of Russellville passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born September 8, 1915, at Scottsville to James Madison and Eula Belle Hale Danley. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ewing Bibler; four brothers, Cletus, Kirby, Hale, and Shannon Danley.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Hawkins of Russellville; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John Ben and Dee Hawkins of Russellville; two great grandchildren, Anna Marissa and Matthew Hawkins; a step-great granddaughter, Lindsey Cantwell; and two step-great-great grandchildren, Sam and Hannah Lackey.

Funeral service was June 13, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Cheatham and the Rev. David Bond officiating. Burial was in the Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Jerry Dean, Rickey George, Brent Boland, Danny Barnhouse, Jeremy Hale Partin and David Michael Bibler. Honorary were Rev. David McLemore, Dr. Kevin Beavers and Dr. Kenneth New. Memorials may be made to Cross and Shield Ministry, Post Office Box 3256, Russellville, Arkansas 72811-3256. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 14, 2006)


Bice, Helen Jane

Mrs. Helen Jane Bice, wife of James Bice, passed away at Mrs. G. C. Lewis's home at Ranger on June 6th, 1949 at the age of 77.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Mrs. G. C. Lewis; three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Le Wright, Holdenville, Okla. Lottie Conner, Bristow, Okla. Mrs. Ethel Reece, Centerville; two brothers, John Craft, Wichita Falls, Texas and Jim Craft, Levy. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1949)


Bice, Jesse

The Rev. Jesse Lee Bice, 84, of Danville, a retired minister and carpenter, died Sunday, February 4, at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola. Born at Midell Okla. to William Barney and Alley Pence Bice, he was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Fowler Bice, and a daughter, Mary Virginia Mayben.

Survivors include three sons, Billy and Dale Bice of Danville, and Rickey Bice of Waldron; three daughters, Mildred Ramey and Eula Mae Rose of Ola, and Wanda McHale of Saint Charles Mo.; three brothers, Ralph and William Marion Bice of Saint Louis, and Bobby Bice of Missouri; two sisters, Wilma Thacker of Maplewood, Mo., and Norma Bice of Louann; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church by Elder Dennis Horn. Burial will be in Chalybeate Springs Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 7, 1996)

Bice, Loyd Dale

Loyd Dale Bice, age 71, of Danville died Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Russellville. He was born January 4, 1940 at Danville to the late Jesse and Vera Fowler Bice. He was a member of the Chalybeate Springs Church in Danville and Boiler makers Local 1510.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Mayben, Wanda McHale and Eloise Barnet.

Survivors include his son, Dale "Tyker" Bice and wife Debbie of Branson, MO; daughters, Robin Smith and husband Jack of Russellville, Crystal Klober and husband Larry of Dardanelle, Cindy Quinn of Colorado; brothers, Bill Bice of Russellville, Rick Bice of Waldron; sisters, Eulmae Rose of Ola; grandchildren, Brandi Pruett, April Klober, Mindy Klober, Billie Jo Klober, Michael Lloyd, Tabitha Reynolds; great grandchildren, Blake Tratz, Olivia Hernandez, Daniel and Hannah Apple, Arron Phillips, Noah Lloyd and Bryce Noblett.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011, 10:00 A.M. at Chalybeate Springs Church with Bro. Harold Walker officiating. Burial will be in Chalybeate Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 6:00P.M. to 8:00PM. at the funeral home in Danville. Pallbearers: Cesar Hernandez, David Bice, John Bice, Michael Lloyd, Ray Reynolds, Donald Bice and Josh Bice. Honorary pallbearers: Floyd and Wayne Fowler, Clinton Kimbrough, Ricky Day, Chris Walker and Ronnie Holt. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)

Bice, Noma

Noma Bice, died November 22, 1999 in the home of her daughter, Linda and her husband, Jack Newberry in Ballwin, MO. She was born June 2, 1923 in Danville, AR to Barney and Virginia Pence Bice. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Camden, AR. She loved her family, her church and her many friends. She was a graduate of Danville High School, owned and operated her own business for 25 years. She was what was called a free spirit. She enjoyed life; one of her last wishes was to fly over St. Louis in a small plane. A friend of hers owned a plane, was a pilot. He flew her over the city or St. Louis she had a great time. She loved time spent with her two brothers, Ralph and Bill Bice fishing on the beautiful Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. They talked about their life growing up together and fought over who caught the biggest fish. They had a great time just being together.

She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, two brothers, Rev. Jesse Bice of Danville, AR and Eddie Bice of Carbondale, IL; two sisters, Pearl Gregory of Tracy, Ca and Ruby Pate of Belleville, IL.

She is survived by, three daughters, Norma Sue Bischel of CA, Linda and husband Jack Newbury of Ballwin, MO, Judy and husband, Rev. Tommy Thompson of Mena, AR; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph Bice, Warson Woods, MO, Bill and Velma Bice of St. Charles, MO and Bob and Maxine Bice of Cedar Hills, MO; one sister, Wilma Thacker of Maplewood, MO and nephews, nieces and many friends.

Memorial services were November 24, 1999 in the home of her daughter, Linda and jack Newbury of Ballwin, MO. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 15, 1999)


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