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Bice, Ona Faye Massey

Ona Faye Massey Bice, age 78 passed away June 7, 1999. She was born in Danville, AR, December 20, 1920, daughter of Claude and Carrie Massey. For several years Faye owned and operated a beauty salon in Rock Hill, MO but most of all she was a mother and a homemaker. Her door was always open to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Ernest Massey and his wife Reetha, her twin, Opal Ray Massey and Boyd Massey; one nephew, Danny Massey; one sister, Virginia Whitecotton and husband, Grady.

She was the loving wife of Ralph W. Bice for sixty-two years and dear mother to, Harold R. Bice and Sandra Faye Bice; grandmother of Scott Bice, Mark Stampehl, Steven Stampehl, Cindy Bice and Tracy Bice; great-grandmother to Christina, Crystal and Jesse; one sister, Doris Koury of Ballwin, MO; sisters-in-law, Hazel Massey, Brentwood, MO, Ruby Floyd of Ola, AR, Noma Bice, Wilma Bice Thacker, Bill and Velma Bice, Bob and Maxine Bice all of Missouri.

Funeral service was held at Schrader Funeral Home, Manchester Rd. Burial was in Bellevue Heritage Gardens on June 10th. Pallbearers were Scott Bice, Mark Stampehl, Steven Stampehl, Kenneth Massey and great grandson, Jesse Bice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 30, 1999)


Bice, Ralph W.

Ralph W. Bice passed away, December 14, 1999 in his home in Warson Woods, MO. He was born October 31st, 1916 in a small community called Stafford, AR (now Spring Lake) to Barney and Virginia Pence Bice. He was married to Faye Massey in March 1937 who preceded him in death June 1999. He served in World War II in France and Germany, was a police officer in Rock Hill, MO for 23 years, member of the Lions Club in Rock Hill and a Mason. He and his family founded CDA (Central District Alarms Company). The company provided service to residents and commercial properties in several states. He retired in the mid-90s as president of the company but continued as chairman of the board until his death. He loved hunting and fishing with his brother, Bill and his sister, Noma, probably having fished every lake in the beautiful state of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers, Rev. Jesse Bice of Danville, AR and Eddie Bice of Illinois; three sisters, Pearl Gregory of California, Ruby Pate of Illinois and Noma Bice of Ballwin, MO.

He is survived by, one son, Harold W. Bice; one daughter, Sandra Bice; three grandsons, Scott Bice and Mark and Steven Stampehl; one great grandson, Jessie Bice; two granddaughters, Cendy and Tracy; two great granddaughters, Christena and Crystal; one sister, Wilma Thacker; two brothers, Bill and Velma of St. Charles, MO and Bob and Maxine of Cedar Hill, MO.

Funeral service was held at Schrader Funeral Home with burial in Bellevue Heritage Gardens on December 17, 1999 lead by Rock Hill Police. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 5, 2000)


Bice, Vera Viola (Fowler)

Mrs. Vera Fowler Bice, 80, of Danville died Wednesday, February 2, at her home. She is the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Pledger Fowler and a member of the Cleaybeate Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie Bice of Yell County Nursing Home at Ola; three sons, Billy Bice of Danville, Dale Bice Sr. of Danville and Rickey Bice of Waldron; three daughters, Mildred Ramey of Ola, Eula Mae Rose of Ola and Wanda McHale of Saint Charles, Mo., 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Cleaybeate Springs Baptist Church by Dennis Horn, elder. Burial was in Cleaybeate Springs Cemetery by Comwell Funeral Service of Danville. Grandsons served as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 9, 1994)

Bice, William M.

William M. Bice passed away, January 12, 2001 in St. Joseph Hospital at St. Charles, MO. He was born November 19, 1918 in a small community called Stafford, AR (now Spring Lake) a son of Barney and Virginia (Pence) Bice. He was a veteran of WWII, enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL and was home December 1945 - war ended. He retired after many years as Supervisor of St. Louis City Water Department. After retiring Bill and his wife traveled the United States. He loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Harvester, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brother, Rev. Jesse Bice, Ralph Bice and Eddie Bice Jr.; three sisters, Pearl Gregory, Ruby Pate and Noma Bice.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Velma (McLaughlin) Bice; a son, Dennis and Joann Bice of Fenton, MO; two daughters, Judy and Burns Winters, St. Peters, MO and Kathy and Chris Venverlough of Oakville, MO; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Bob and Maxine Bice; one sister Wilma Thacker; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service was January 16, 2001 with burial at Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery with full military honors. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2001)


Bieber, John David

John David Bieber, age 77, of Dardanelle died February 25, 2010 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born December 16, 1932 in Hawthorne, NJ to John W. Bieber and Margaret Knoener Bieber. Mr. Bieber retired from the U. S. Army and then worked as an ROTC instructor for Dardanelle Public Schools until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Mullen Bieber of Dardanelle; two sons, Michael Lee Bieber of North Little Rock and Duane Christopher Bieber and wife, Teresa, of Mustang, OK; two brothers, Kenneth and George Bieber both of NJ; and four grandchildren, Zachary, Jeremy, Corey and Casey.

Memorial service with full military honors was held on Monday, March 8, 2010 at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home at Hot Springs. Guests may register at WWW.caruth-hale.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010)


Bigelow, A. F.

A. F. Bigelow, 86, died in a hospital in Mineola, Texas, November 25.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. O. Moudy, and a host of nephews and nieces. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 3, 1959)

Bigelow, A. F.

A. F. Bigelow, age 86, died in a hospital in Mineola, Texas, November 25, 1959.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. O. Moudy and a host of nephews and nieces. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, December 3, 1959)


Biggerstaff, Terry Lamont

Terry Lamont Biggerstaff of Blue Ball, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born March 4, 1951 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Homer Romane and Wilma (Grantham) Biggerstaff. Terry was 61 years, 6 months, and 10 days old. Terry was a member of the Tatetown Community Church. Terry was a U.S Marine Veteran. His hobbies included deer hunting, fishing and gardening. Terry could make plants grow on rocks. But, above all Terry loved his family, most of all his grandchildren. Terry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Patsy (Millard) of the home; seven children, Amanda Biggerstaff of Van Buren, Arkansas, George "Clay" Mitchell of Lavaca, Arkansas, Katherine Mitchell Morton of Bentonville, Arkansas, James Mitchell of Marlow, Oklahoma, Tanya Johnson of Vian, Oklahoma, Terry Charles Biggerstaff of Vian, Oklahoma, Fred Bowen Jr. of Cedarville, Arkansas; and 8 grandchildren.

Terry is also survived by two brothers, Sammy Biggerstaff, Robert Tindall; and his extended family, Terry Griffis, Tim Arnold, Tracy Miller, Trina Bickford, Tammy Hibbard, Travis Arnold; 13 extended grandchildren; 11 extended great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Wilma Biggerstaff; his first wife, Mi Ling Biggerstaff, one son, Terry Eng; and an infant daughter; one sister Cricket Tindall; and two brothers, Jackie Tindall and Billy Biggerstaff. Terry's life celebration was September 17, 2012 at theTatetown Community Church with Rev. John Hale and Rev. James Mitchell, officiating.

Interment was in the Hunt Cemetery in the Tatetown Community. Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Terry's pallbearers were Keith Biggerstaff, Stephen Biggerstaff, David Bowen, Amanda Bigger- staff, Michelle Mitchell, and Tommy Joe Griffis. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Church, Dale Hargrove, Dewayne Moncier, John Dobbs, Allan Johns. You may leave words of remembrance for Terry's family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 19, 2012)

Biggs, Anna Gale

Anna Gale Biggs, 93, of Granbury, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Mrs. Biggs was born May 16, 1920 in Danville, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Graveside services will be held by the family at Wetumka, Oklahoma. She was married in 1940 to Murl Biggs. They lived on a farm outside of Wetumka, Oklahoma before moving to Texas in the late 40's where she worked as a nurse. She was the last survivor of 7 children who grew up on a farm in southern Oklahoma to parents who taught school. She moved from Oklahoma in 1994 to Midland, Texas to be closer to her sons.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Biggs of Powderly, Texas and Gary Biggs of Granbury, Texas; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Midland Reporter-Telegram Newspaper, Midland, Texas, Obituary was published on Jan. 19, 2014)

Biggs, Anna Joyce (Littleton) Walker

Anna Joyce Littleton Walker Biggs age 91 left this earth May 29, 2014 at Chamber's Hospital. She was born November 4, 1922 in Ratcliff, Arkansas to the late Sid & Myrtle Capps Littleton. Preceded in death by her parents, father of her children Opal "Doc" Walker, her second husband Earl Biggs, son Doyle Walker, grandson Mark Walker, sisters; Sally Bledsaw, twin Susan Flowers, brothers Elmer Clack, Olen Littleton, and Albert "Doc" Littleton.

She is survived by 4 daughters; Patsy (Mike) Eden of Belleville, Freeda Mashburn of Mount George, Hazel Burnett of Dardanelle, Sherry (James) Metcalf of Briggsville. She is also survived by 13 grandkids; Marty Hawkins, Nada Morrison, Carla Reddin, Gina Ellis, Mitchell Walker, Janice Watts, Rhonda Ridenour, Brad Burnett, Erin Burnett, Brent Burnett, Nick Metcalf, Robin Spears along with 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. Bro. Michael Ellis and Bro. Josh Crites will be officiating graveside services on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Carter Cove Cemetery with pallbearers Nick Metcalf, Brent Burnett, Brad Burnett, Shon Reddin, James Ridenour, and Mitchell Walker. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons. 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 Jun 4, 2014)

Biggs, Billy Wayne

Billy Wayne Biggs, aged 15, of Plainview died at a Little Rock hospital Thursday. He was captain of the Plainview High School Basketball Team.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Biggs, a brother, Randolph Biggs of Ashdown, and two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Miller and Mrs. D. C. Harris of Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov. 8, 1951)

Biggs, Daniel Wayne And Brandon Dewayne

Daniel Wayne and Brandon DeWayne Biggs, infant sons of David Lee and Linda Gayle Brown Biggs, died Thursday, July 31, 2003 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR.

Other survivors include a brother, Ryan Biggs and a sister, Karman Biggs of Barling; grandparents, Jean Miller of Belleville, Jean Chronister and Al and Mary Biggs of Fort Smith, AR; uncles and aunts, Teri & Ricky Kildow, Van Buren, Thomas and Alva Biggs, Tulsa, OK, Billy and Jeannie Brown, Havana and cousins, Matthew Taylor, Alex and Julie Ann.

Graveside service was August 2, 2003 at Shott Cemetery in Waveland, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2003)


Biggs, David Ryan

David Ryan Biggs, age 23, of Fort Smith, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at his home in Fort Smith. He was born August 14, 1987 in Oklahoma City, OK to David and Linda Brown Biggs. He was a 2006 graduate of Northside High School.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Brandon and Daniel Biggs; grandfather, Don Miller; uncle, Billy Brown; cousin, Michelle Brown.

Survivors include his parents, David and Linda Biggs of Barling; sister, Karman Biggs of Barling; grandparents, Stella Miller of Belleville, Jean Chronister of Fort Smith, Al and Mary Biggs of Fort Smith, Bill Brown of Chickasha, OK; fiancee, Heather Shelly of Fort Smith.

Graveside service was Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Shott Cemetery in Waveland, AR with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Taylor Sharp, Matthew Crews, Coty Angel, Daniel Byers, Jeremy Goss and Zach Shumate. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010)


Biggs, Eva Jo Lenna

Eva Jo Lenna Biggs, age 72, of Plainview, AR died Monday, August 29, 2005. She was born in Bondurant, IA on August 27, 1933 to the late Raymond and Cora Catron Peercy. She retired from Wayne Poultry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Biggs.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Janie Phaup of Danville, AR, Steve and Anna Phaup of Ola, AR, Donald and Carla Biggs of Moreland, AR, Thomas Biggs and David Biggs and Peggy Robinson all of Plainview, AR sisters, Lucille Jones, Kilduff, IA and Mary Higedon of St. Louis, MO nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be Thursday, September 1, 2005 at Faith Church in Dardanelle with Rev. David Jay and Rev. W.A. Gorman officiating. Burial will be in Casa Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Terry Benefield, J.R. Haney, Lloyd Bowman, Raymond Phaup, James Phaup and Gary Carter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 31, 2005)


Biggs, Martha Ann (Beam)

Mrs. Martha Ann Biggs, age 100 of Havana died Sunday at a hospital in Danville. She was born in Logan County and was a Primitive Baptist.

Her survivors include four daughters, Miss Lorna Biggs of Jacksonville, Mrs. Cora Shott and Mrs. Bertha Baker of Havana, and Mrs. Clara Shott of Waveland; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lizzie Woolber of California; one stepson, Will Biggs of Oklahoma; one brother, Henry Beam of Memphis; one sister, Ellen Whitehouse of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday in the Havana Assembly of God Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Biggs, Martha Ann (Beam), - Newsaper Article - Jan 12, 1961 -

Still Active at 97 Mrs. Martha Ann Biggs, known as "Ma" Biggs, is still active at age of 97. She lives with a daughter, Mrs. Cora Shott, Havana. Mrs. Biggs was married to Joseph Biggs at the age of 23. She has one brother, Henry Beam of Memphis, Tenn and one sister, Mrs. Ella Whitehouse of Oklahoma City, still living. She has four children, Mrs. Shott, Miss Lona Biggs of Jacksonville, Mrs. Bertha Barker of Benton and Mrs. Clara Shott of Waveland; 16 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 12, 1961)

Biggs, Michael Terrell

Michael Terrell Biggs, 76, of Dardanelle, went to be with his Lord and Savior March 29, 2015, at St Mary's Hospital. Michael was born December 18, 1939 in San Antonio Texas. He was a member of the Crossbridge Church in Russellville, AR. At a very young age he had to learn to survive on his own. He grew into a strong man, hardened by a cruel and unjust world. He never gave up and he never quit. He lived a thousand lives in his lifetime. He was a man of vision. A true survivor. Today, he is dancing in heaven without pain, anger, worries, or regrets. We were lucky to call him dad. He will truly be missed.

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 23 years, Amelia Biggs. A son, Jamie Travis of San Antonio, Texas. A daughter, Wendee and Daryl Doty of Mesquite Texas. Two step daughters, Gwen and Mark Moore of Belleville, AR. Patricia and Steve Goocher of Dardanelle, AR. Several grand children. Jaye Travis, Garrett Griffith, Patricia Kafka, Allyssa Hathaway, Tasha Wicker, Madison Travis, Kenny Lamontagne, and Alex Nipps. He also leaves several great grand children.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley cremations for all of your help. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1, 2015)

Biggs, Viola (Dempsey)

Mrs. Viola Biggs, age 56, of Waveland passed away Sunday, November 19, at the hospital in Danville after a long illness.

She is survived by her father, Lee Dempsey, and Mrs. Dempsey of Waveland of Odessa, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Ima Putman and Mrs. Billie Brasher of near Waveland, Mrs. Verlon Claggett of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Faye Derrick of near Danville and Mrs. Johnnie Morton of Midwest City, Okla.; and twelve grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 23, 1961)

Biggs, William Charlie "Bill"

William Charlie "Bill" Biggs, age 77 of Gravelly died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at his home in Gravelly. He was born November 3, 1932 in Casa to the late Nathan and Dovie Stover Biggs. He was a retired cattle and poultry farmer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Biggs.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Charlotte Caroline Yoreck Biggs, son, Kenny Biggs and wife Connie of Dardanelle, daughter, Dawn Biggs Jones and husband Lanny of Gravelly, brother, Earl Biggs of Little Rock, sister, Lois Fitch of Abilene, Texas, four grandchildren, Ethan Jones, Austin Biggs, Kacey Parson and Josh Davis, four great-grandchildren, Morgan Parson, Bo Parson, Lynlea Davis and Lawson Biggs.

Services will be Wednesday. October 13 at 2:00 PM at the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Jared Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Parks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Jones, Troy Reed, Jim Roberson, Newt Roberson, Joe Howard and Joe Dishoungh. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010)


Bilant, Todd "Toddy"

Todd "Toddy" Bilant, 54, of Danville, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born October 29, 1957, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Tom and Martha Bilant. He was retired from the United States Navy, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a son, Johnathan Bilant of Danville; a daughter, Jessica Bilant and her fianc , Daniel Mearns, of Russellville; two sisters, Vonnie Bilant of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Sandra Muaro of Montana; a granddaughter, Sophia Mearns; and a special friend, Bernadette Farwell of Chicago, Illinois.

The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 6 May 2012, On Line at www.tributes.com. )

Billings, Raymond Earl

Mr. Raymond Earl Billings, Plainview, born June 15, 1940, died August 2, and was buried August 3 at Flippin, Ark.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Billings. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1940)

Billingsley, Alva Nee

Alva Nee Billingsley, age 83, of Bluffton died Tuesday. January 15. 2002 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in Nola, AR on March 3, 1918. She is the daughter of the late James Jim T. and Lou Vadie Ennis Wagner. She was a mother and a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Wagner, Cap Wagner, Dick Wagner, and a granddaughter, Tina Janel Elmer.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Darrel Otto Billingsley; a daughter and son-in-law, Dara Beth and Tom Elmer of Kansas City, KA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Leon and Jennifer Billingsley of Overland Park, KA, Darrel Kent and Terri Billingsley of Shawnee, KA; a sister, Clarice Thompson of Kansas City, KA. 3 granddaughters, and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the Nola Church of Christ with Walter Golding officiating. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton. Pallbearers were Cled Wagner, Don Thompson, Jimmy Wagner, Kevin Billingsley, Allen Whala, and Mark Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were C. Roy Wagner, J. B. Wagner, Harold Ray Walters, Larry Mitchell, Bill Glover, and Roy Fickle. The family received friends Wednesday, January 16 from 6 to 8 p. m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 23, 2002)


Billingsley, Arvel A.

Arvel A. Billingsley, age 71, of Bluffton, AR died Saturday, April 30, 1994 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Krebs, OK, son of the late Arthur A. and Elmira Lee Billingsley. He was a retired machinist for John Deere Tractor Works and a WWII Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ozema Westbrook Billingsley; two I sons, Ricky Dean Billingsley of Yellville, Ar and Larry Joe Billingsley of Russellville, AR; three daughters, Linda Joyce Banwell of Clairon, Iowa, Wanda Ellen Booth of Belen, NM and Margaret Ann Billingsley of Bluffton, AR; six granddaughters, one great-grandson and one great granddaughter; four brothers, Elvert Billingsley of Oranogan, Washington, Irving Billingsley of Iowa Park, Texas, Marvin Billingsley and Elvin Billingsley both of Gillum, AR; three sisters, Thelma Aungst of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Ella Mae Helton of Midway, AR and Alice Sue Billingsley of Mt. Home, AR.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall in Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/30/1994)


Billingsley, Calvin Ray

Calvin Ray Billingsley, 79, of Bryant, formerly of Birmingham, Ala., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Little Rock. He was born May 25, 1925, in Danville to Benjamin and Janie Billingsley. Mr. Billingsley was a retired brick layer, a World War II Navy veteran and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda; two brothers, Tom Billingsley and Robert Billingsley; and one sister, Elaine Pettus.

Survivors include two sons, Calvin Leon Billingsley of Trussville, Ala., and Kendall Kyle Billingsley of Hayden, Ala.; one brother, Bruce Billingsley of Bryant; three sisters, Inez Hart of Benton, Bennie Purifoy of Bauxite and Neil Massey of Traskwood; one granddaughter, Beverly Elaine Billingsley; and two stepgranddaughters, Jessica Slatton and Amanda Slatton.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carl Wright officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. (The Benton Courier Newspaper, Benton, Arkansas, pub. Dec. 16, 2004) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 16 Dec 2004, Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. )

Billingsley, Darrel Otto

Darrel Otto Billingsley, age 87 of Bluffton, AR passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 in Shawnee, KS. He was born June 17, 1923 in Bluffton, AR to the late Bryan and Lou Alice Williams Billingsley. He married Alva Nee Wagner August 29, 1942. They moved to Kansas City, KS in 1943 where he worked at the North American Bomber plants during the war. Afterwards, he worked as a foreman in the formatting room at the Armour Meat Co., was owner-mechanic of a service station and retired as shift foreman at the Shawnee Mission School System in Shawnee Mission, KS in 1988. He moved back to Bluffton, AR in 1989. He was a member of Nola Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Alva Nee Billingsley; sister, Imojean Walters; brother, Nathaniel Billingsley; granddaughter, Tina Elmer; son-in-law, Tom Elmer.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Keith and Jennifer Billingsley, Darrel and Terry Billingsley all of Overland Park, KS; daughter, Dara Beth Elmer of Bonner Springs, KS; three granddaughters, one grandson, two great-grandsons; brother, Dexter Billingsley and wife, Helen of Bluffton; sisters, Evelyn Mitchell of Jessieville, Alice Dale Whala and husband, Lester of Bluffton, Gwen May of Eudora, KS, Lou Hance and husband, George of Ola.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a. m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Nola Church of Christ in Nola, AR with Bro. Van Winkle officiating. Burial will be at Bluffton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p. m. Thursday, June 24. Pallbearers include Mark Mitchell, Harrdl Ray Walters, Kevin Billingsley, Shad Whala, Shadow Billingsley, and Charles Creach. Honorary pallbearers include Larry and David Mitchell and Allen "Sam" Whala. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010)


Billingsley, Ernest Wayne

Ernest Wayne Billingsley, age 80, of Glenwood, AR died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. He was born August 31, 1920 in Bluffton, AR to the late Ernest and Valeria Sledge Billingsley. He was a farmer and a WWII Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Winnie Sue Harvey.

Survivors include, one nephew and his wife, Larry and Maria Harvey of Glenwood; a great-nephew, Kyle Harvey of Glenwood and great-niece, Alicia Harvey of Waldron, AR.

Graveside service was April 27, 2001 at Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 2, 2001)


Billingsley, Joe

Joe Billingsley, age 66, of Bluffton died Friday, August 19, 1983 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a retired farmer, a U. S. Forest Service employee, and a member of the Nola Church of Christ.

Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Johnson Billingsley; four sons, Donald Joe Billingsley of Russellville, Kenneth Ray Billingsley of Ola, David Billingsley of Roland and Steve Billingsley of Germantown, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys White of Wagner, OK and Mrs. Laura Summitt of Empire, Ore; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at the Nola Church of Christ by Bill Friends. Burial was in Point Lookout Cemetery, near Bluffton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8/24/1983)


Billingsley, John R.

John R. Billingsley, age 86, of Tonganoxie, Kansas died Friday, January 29, 1954. He was born in Texas and lived at Gravelly 73 years.

Survivors include his wife; seven sons, E. M. and J. A. Billingsley of Tonganoxie, Kansas, W. W. Billingsley of Nashville, Ark. Powel Billingsley of Avalon, Calif, Fred Billingsley of Albany, Calif. Grady Billingsley of Anderson, Indiana, Ralph Billingsley of Mtn. Home; one daughter, Mrs. Vida Lawrence, South Gate, Calif; four brothers, Joe Billingsley of Bluffton, Walther Billingsley, Mansfield, Tex. Ben Billingsley of Benton, Bryan Billingsley of Bluffton; three sisters, Anna Chidster of Ft. Worth, Tex. Mrs. James Culp of DeQueen, Mrs. Dixie Pearson, Ellisville, Ill, 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, February 11, 1954)


Billingsley, Kenneth "Keith"

Kenneth "Keith" Billingsley, age 42 of Memphis, TN, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN. He was born August 28, 1965 in Mobile, Alabama to Steve & Lois Carol Chrisp Billingsley. He was an assistant manager for Premier Shell.

Survivors include his daughters Lauren & Carmen Billingsley of Newport, AR; Alexandria Carol Billingsley of Olive Branch, MS; granddaughter, Lillyanina Dae Bryant of Newport, AR; parents Steve & Lois Billinsley of Memphis, TN; brother, Steven Joe Billingsley of Memphis, TN; sister, Christena Wade of Brentwood, TN; grandmother, Mable Billingsley of Russellville.

Funeral service will be today at 10:00 A. M. at Mulberry Baptist Church in Gravelly, AR with Rev. David Riker officiating. Burial will be at Point Lookout Cemetery in Bluffton, AR. Pallbearers are Steven Billingsley, Tabass Grandinson, Charles Canerdy, Stephen Canerdy and Pete Kirk. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 19, 2007)


Billingsley, Larry Joe

Larry Joe Billingsley, age 43, of Russellville, died Sunday, November 16, 2003 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1959 at Waterloo, IA. He operated a lawn care service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arvel Billingsley.

He is survived by one daughter, Misty Marie Billingsley of Brownwood, TX; his mother, Ozena Westbrook Billingsley of Russellville; his fiance, Carol Jones; one brother, Ricky Dean Billingsley of Murfreesboro, AR; 3 sisters, Linda Joyce Banwell of Humbolt, IA, Wanda Ellen Booth of Belen, NM and Margaret Ann Billingsley of Russellville.

Private burial was held Monday, November 17, 2003 at Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 19, 2003)


Billingsley, Mable (Johnson)

Mable Billingsley, age 91, of Bluffton, AR passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born November 7, 1919 in Laurel Hill, Florida to the late Harm Joseph & Callie Kilpatrick Johnson. She was a L.P.N. and was a member of the Nola Church of Christ. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph Shirley Billingsley.

Survivors include sons & daughters-in-law, Donald & Dorothy Billingsley of Russellville, Kenneth Ray & Teresa Billingsley of Gravelly, Steve and Lois Billingsley of Germantown, Tennessee and David & Sandra Billingsley of Roland; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, March 28, 2011 at Nola Church of Christ with Evangelist James Strickland officiating. Burial was at Point Lookout Cemetery, Little Texas Road, Bluffton. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 2011)

Billingsley, Mickey Carl

Mickey Carl Billingsley, 56, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Mickey was born October 20, 1954, in Benton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Hershel Billingsley, and sister, Jeannie Billingsley.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marsha Cook Billingsley of Benton, AR; daughters, Mandy Wright (Eric) of Palo Alto, CA, and Michelle Litterst (Nathan) of Knoxville, AR; brothers, Roger Urrey of Bryant, Edwin Bolliera of Malvern, Danny and Rickey Billingsley of Benton; sisters, Ernestine Brown of Benton, and Janet Foster of Bryant; extended family and friends.

Funeral services were at First Baptist Church in Morrilton on November 1, 2010. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home ot Morrilton. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Razorback Foundation, 1295 S. Razorback Road, #A, Fayetteville, AR 72701; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 E. Church, Morrilton, AR 72110. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 3, 2010)

Billingsley, Mickey Carl

Mickey Carl Billingsley, 56, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Mickey was born October 20, 1954, in Benton, and he was a graduate of Benton High School. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a letterman on the Razorback football team. He was a member of the 1976 Cotton Bowl and 1978 Orange Bowl championship teams. Mickey earned a master's degree from Arkansas State University and a specialist's degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Mickey was a lifelong educator and began his career as a football coach, serving at Cabot, Beebe, Blytheville, and Morrilton. He was beloved by his players, and he touched the lives of countless students through the years. Mickey was named Conference Coach of the Year six times and was honored as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Arkansas Coach of the Year. He was also a coach for the 1997 Arkansas All-Star football game. Mickey was inducted into the 2005 Benton Athletic Museum Wall of Fame. After coaching, Mickey entered school administration and served as superintendent at Wonderview, Danville and Bauxite Public Schools. He was named Arkansas Rural Educators Superintendent of the Year in 2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Billingsley and Hershel Billingsley, and his sister Jeannie Billingsley.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marsha Cook Billingsley, Benton, Arkansas; his daughters, Mandy Wright (Eric), Palo Alto, California; Michelle Litterst (Nathan), Knoxville, Arkansas; his brothers, Roger Urrey, Bryant, Arkansas; Edwin Bolliera, Malvern, Arkansas; Danny Billingsley, Benton, Arkansas; Rickey Billingsley, Benton, Arkansas; his sisters, Ernestine Brown, Benton, Arkansas; Janet Foster, Bryant, Arkansas, and extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Morrilton, Arkansas. Funeral services will also be at First Baptist Church in Morrilton on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Razorback Foundation, 1295 S. Razorback Road, #A, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 E. Church, Morrilton, Ark. 72110. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Obituary Obituary was published on Oct 30, 2010 online by Harris Funeral Homes - Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.)

Billingsley, Norma L.

December 25, 1920 - October 6, 2014 Norma L. Billingsley, age 93, of Harrison, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014, in Harrison. She was born December 25,1920, at Dumas, Arkansas, the daughter of William and Hattie Billingsley. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ. She was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II.

Norma is survived by two nephews, Willie McDonald and wife Ruth of Bryant, Arkansas and Danny McDonald of Little Rock, Arkansas; a great-niece, Donna Hamilton and husband Bud, of Alexander, Arkansas; a great-great-niece, Jade Hamilton; a great-great-nephew, Kyle Hamilton; and many dear friends.

Graveside service was Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 10 Oct 2014 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas. )

Billingsley, Ottis Bryan

Ottis Bryan Billingsley, age 66, of near Gravelly, died at the Yell County Hospital Sunday. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home; two sons, Darrell of Kansas City, Kans. and Dexter of Eudora, Kans.; five daughters, Mrs. Imogene Walters of Hot Springs, Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell of Kansas City, Mrs. Alice Dale Whala of Bluffton, Mrs. Gwin May of Eudora and Mrs. Louetta Everett of Edgemont; one brother, Ben, of Benton; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cupp, of DeQueen and Mrs. Dixie Pearson of Rockford, Ill.; 21 grand-children and one great-grandson.

Services were held at the Bluffton Methodist Church by Minister Carl Thompson and burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 1966)

Billingsley, Ozema

Ozema Billingsley, age 77 of Russellville, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Saint Marys Regional Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1932 at Dierks to the late Chester and Emma McClure Westbrook.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arvel Billingsley; son, Larry Joe Billingsley.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Billingsley of Russellville; daughters, Linda and Chris Christiansen of Iowa, Wanda Booth of New Mexico, Margaret Billingsley of Batesville; sister, Alice Fitch of Odessa, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 22, 2009)


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