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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, 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)


Billingsley, Shirley

Shirley Billingsley, age 42 of London died Monday, January 2, 2006 at her home. She was born July 23, 1963 at Harrison, AR to the late George William and Hazel Marie Ruff Billingsley. Her and all of her sisters were raised in the Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, AR.

Survivors include a son, Michael J. Fowler of the home; four sisters, Joyce Henson of Jacksonville, Dorothy Billingsley of Cotton Valley, LA, Jane Coffer of Russellville, Shiela Billingsley of Morrilton; niece, Elizabeth Houck of Cotton Valley, LA; great niece, Dawn Martin of Cotton Valley, LA.

A memorial service was held Friday, January 6, 2006 at the home of Jane and Gary Coffer in Russellville. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 11, 2006)


Billingsley, Vera Mae

Vera Mae Billingsley, age 83, of Waldron died Wednesday at Yell County Nursing Center in Ola. Born February 6, 1919 in Commerce, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Harley Clinton & Annie Mae Payne Parvin. She was a homemaker, nurse, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Olton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Billingsley; two sons, Clinton Rhea and Delbert Wayne Billingsley; a daughter, Brenda Kay Grosz; a sister and two brothers.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and C. B. Lunsford of Russellville, and Lameda and Don Lunsford of Waldron; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Joyce Billingsley of Plainview; 4 sisters and two brothers; 13 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Jerrell Willingham officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery Tatetown Community on Highway 80 by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 31, 2002)


Billingsley, Wilma W.

Wilma W. Billingsley, age 92, of Harrison, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014, in Harrison. She was born November 11, 1922, at Dumas, Arkansas, the daughter of William and Hattie (Smallwood) Billingsley. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

Wilma is survived by two nephews, William McDonald and Danny McDonald; a great-niece, Donna Hamilton; two great-great-nieces, Jade and Kyle Hamilton; and many dear friends.

Graveside service is 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Maple Leaf Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 10 Oct 2014 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas. )

Billingsley, Wilma W.

Wilma W. Billingsley, age 92, of Harrison, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014, in Harrison. She was born November 11, 1922, at Dumas, Arkansas, the daughter of William and Hattie (Smallwood) Billingsley. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

Wilma is survived by two nephews, William McDonald and Danny McDonald; a great-niece, Donna Hamilton; two great-great-nieces, Jade and Kyle Hamilton; and many dear friends.

Graveside service is 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Maple Leaf Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 10 Oct 2014 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas. )

Billips, Sam

Sam Billips, Danville, died Saturday night and was buried Tuesday in Danville colored cemetery. He leaves a wife and two sons. Mr. Billips was here during the Civil War and could not tell his exact age but was past 90. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1940)

Bird, A. L. (Roy) (50 Years Ago)

A. L. (Roy) Bird, age 74 of Plainview, a retired printer, died Saturday at Russellville. He was a former linotype operator for the Gazette and later owned a printing shop in Little Rock. He had operated Bird's Cabins at Plainview since moving there in 1947.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Bird, a son, A. L. Bird, Jr. of Fayetteville; a brother, Professor V A. Bird of Rochester, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. New of Petersburg, 111., and Mrs. Lora Ransome of Caledonia, Minn., and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 6/11/1953)


Bird, Beatrice Christene

Mrs. Beatrice Christene Bird, age 61, of Paris, mother of Buddy Goocher of Dardanelle, died Saturday, November 2, 1985.

Survivors also include her husband, Irvin Bird; a daughter, a sister, a brother, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home at Paris. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bird, Bill

Bill Bird, age 49, died at his home in Gravelly Saturday morning, January 10, 1959. He was a mechanic and member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Olene Blagg Bird and a son, Billy Bird, of Gravelly; his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Bird Wilson of Gravelly; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Burt and Mrs. Charley Lee Heffeling of Fayetteville and Mrs. Valeria Marshall of Gravelly; two brothers, Oscar Lee Bird of Russellville and Ted Bird of Garden City, Kansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 15, 1959)


Bird, Bruce Warren

Bruce Warren Bird, 48, of Southside, AR died Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at White County Medical Center in Searcy, AR. He was born October 19, 1956 in Russellville, AR to Jacob W. and Wilma (Clack) Bird. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ I and a member of Sons of the Confederate -Neill Camp 286. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech in Russellville and had retired from ConAgra of Batesville where he worked as a breeder serviceman.

He is preceded in death by his father; one sister, Rachel Bird; grandparents, Elmer and Audis ClacK and James and Lucy Bird.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Everett) Bird of Southside; his mother, Wilma Bird of Havana, AR, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jim Farrar of Jacksonville, Lynelle and Mike Eisenhart of Cabot, AR and four nephews.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Southside Church of Christ with Bob Harris officiating assisted by Sam Beasley. Graveside services were also held at Havana Cemetery in Havana, AR with John McCourt officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Foree, Darrell Robertson, Tim Hicks, Randy Renfro, Brooks Evants and Randal Moser. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Luther, Freddie Russell, Darwin Simpson, Dean Marshall, Jerry Bowen and the Class of 1975 Havana High School. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 5, 2005)


Bird, Lucy Mae

Mrs. Lucy Mae Bird was born near Atkins, Pope County, November 11, 1879 and departed this life December 21st, 1947, being 68 years of age. She was married to James B. Bird in January 1913.

She was preceded in death by her husband several years.

To this family was born three children, Mrs. Margorie Parker with whom Mrs. Bird made her home, of Havana; Bud Bird of Havana; and one son, who preceded her in death, one sister, Pearl Dixon of Havana; one brother, Tolbert Dixon, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; three grand children, three nieces, four nephews and a host of friends mourn her departure. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 1, 1948)


Bird, Olene Blagg

Olene Blagg Bird, of Danville formerly of Gravelly, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009. She was born August 24, 1911 in Gravelly, to the late Michael Lee and Ina Elizabeth Start Blagg. She was a member of the Gravelly Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bird; her brothers and their wives, Forrest and Emmie Blagg, Harley and Ina Blagg; her sister Bessie Blagg and her twin sister, Cathlean Blagg, as well as her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ted and Leora Bird, Irene and Farlow Burt, Charley Lee and Bill Heffelfinger, Oscar Lee Bird, Bud Lofland, Valera and Bill Marshall.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billy Lee and Barbara Bird of Seward, NE; a sister-in-law, Nina Vetter of Wichita, KS; nieces, Ouida Moor, Wayna Fraser, Alice Fletcher, Edna Rigby, Pauletta Hinkle and Elizabeth Warren; nephews, Herbert Blagg, Sonny Lofland, Butch Bird, Billy Marshall and Teddy Walter Bird.

Funeral service was December 5, 2009 at the Gravelly Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Bird officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 9, 2009)


Bird, Ted

Ted Bird, 55, of Garden City, Kans., formerly of Yell County, died at Garden City March 27.

He is survived by his wife, Leoria Corley Bird; one son, C.L. "Butch" Bird of Larkin, Kans.; one daughter, Mrs. Darlene Taylor of Garden City; his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Robinson Bird of Rover; one brother, Oscar Lee Bird of Garden City; three sister, Mrs. Charley Lee Heffelfinger and Mrs. Irene Burt of Fayetteville and Mrs. Valera Marshall of Rover; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 31, in the Gravelly Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1964)

Bird, Virginia

Virginia Bird, age 61, of Havana, AR died Sunday, May 23, 2004 at her home. She along with her husband, owned and operated BB's Quick Stop in Waveland. She was born in Garden City, KS on August 27, 1942. She was a member of the Magazine First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Foreman.

She is survived by her husband, Butch Bird or the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charlie and Susie Bird and Troyce Bird all of Havana, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Glen Vick of Havana, AR; her mother, Lucille Franks Foreman of Garden City, KS; three brothers, Charles, Alan and Curtis Foreman all of Garden City, KS; two sisters, Lila Earl of Garden City, KS and Karen Atkinson of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren, Kristy Bird of Russellville, Brandon Bird, Melissa Vick and Cody and Chasity Bird all of Havana and one great-granddaughter Kayetlynn Kaylor of Russellville.

Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10 a. m. at the Magazine First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Thompson and Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Burial will be in the Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Hoover Willard, Butch Bowerman, Owen Yandell, Bruce Staton, Robert Matthews and Johnny Foster. Honorary will be Leroy Thomas, James Matthews, Gene Cameron, V. J. Wingfield, Joe Chaney, Clifton Beavers and Clinton Mc Anally. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 26, 2004)


Birdwell, Bobbie Don

Bobbie Don Birdwell, 83, passed away Jan. 5, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Aug. 15, 1927, in Josephine, Texas, to Clarence and Iris Birdwell. He was a dedicated, well-loved family man who greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Don served his country as a medic in World War II and was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as brothers, James M. Birdwell, Charles Ray Birdwell, Harold Joe Birdwell and Kenneth Wayne Birdwell.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nell Birdwell of Balch Springs; daughter and son-in-law, Donell and David Youngblood of Whitehouse, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jeannie Birdwell of Carrollton, Texas; grandson and his wife, Russell and Tiffany Youngblood of Arlington, Texas; grandson, Robbie Birdwell of Duncanville, Texas; sister, Mary Latham of Amarillo, Texas; brothers, Lynn Birdwell of Greenville, Texas, Glynn Birdwell of Jefferson, Texas, and Stanley Birdwell of Greenville, Texas; and sister, Sandra Sue Hart of Carrollton, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 East Highway 80, Sunnyvale, Texas 75182. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Sunnyvale First Baptist Church, 3018 N. Belt Line Road, Sunnyvale, Texas 75182. Interment at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 7 Jan 2011, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. )

Birdwell, Laura Iris

Funeral services for Laura Iris Birdwell, of Carrollton, will be 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Tidwell Cemetery.

She died Wednesday in Carrollton. Born May 1, 1904, in Fate, she was the daughter of George and Theodocia Beattie Williamson. On Aug. 5, 1925, she married Clarence Birdwell in Royse City. Mrs. Birdwell was a member of Tidwell Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Bobby Birdwell of Dallas, Glenn Birdwell of Garland, Charles Birdwell, Lynn Birdwell and Stanley Birdwell, all of Greenville; daughters, Mary Latham of Amarillo and Sandra Hart of Carrollton; brother, Mims Williamson of Rockwall; sisters, Georgia Fulton of Amarillo and Evelyn Bilhiemer of Little Rock, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons; one sister; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Mike Shepherd, Todd Martin, Roger Johnson, Doug Skinner, David Youngblood and Gary Birdwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by Mary Fowler Leek; Newspaper: Herald Banner Greenville, Texas, 11-4-1994)


Birge, Florence

Florence Birge, age 86, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born July 29, 1915, at Nogo. She was the daughter of the late John and Clara Summers Lynch, and widow of Cecil Birge.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ray and Harold Birge.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny and Geneva Birge of Russellville, and Joe and Vicki Birge, and Stanley Birge of Dardanelle; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joyce Southwick and Larry Bost and Rita and Wayne Nordin of Russellville, and Beverly Lowe of Apple Valley, CA; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday, May 17 at 10 a. m. at the Humphrey Chapel. Burial was in Oakdale Memorial Park at Glendora, CA. Local arrangements by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 22, 2002)


Birkhead, Brent Alden

Brent Alden Birkhead, age 37, of Covington, GA, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Georgia. He was born October 21, 1969 in Memphis, TN. He was the son of Dean and Janis Birkhead of Dardanelle, AR. He enjoyed playing music, electronics, computers and was a tool and die maker.

He is survived by his wife, Tanya Lunsford Birkhead of Covington, GA; his parents, Dean and Janis Birkhead; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Connie Hunt of Senatobia, MS; two nephews Bailey and Bedford Hunt and a niece Anna-Blair Hunt.

Funeral service was April 7 at Wheeler Funeral Home in Covington, GA. Local funeral service was April 10, 2007 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Interment was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine, AR. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 North Second Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Pallbearers were Bailey & Bedford Hunt, Don and Kip Welsh and Wayne and Jordan Harper. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2007)


Birkhead, Corlela Jones

Corlela Jones Birkhead, age 89 of Dardanelle, died Saturday, January 31, 2004 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born September 16, 1914 in New Blaine, Arkansas to the late Arthur N. and Ella O. Sisk Jones. She and her late husband were one of the first founders of Meals on Wheels in Dardanelle, worked tirelessly for Sharing and Caring Food Pantry, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, the United Methodist Women, and a charter member of Dardanelle B & P W, and Garden Club. She was an avid canasta player, loved to read, do word puzzles, was keeper of the family history, and above all loved her family. She retired after 30 years from Continental Telephone. A special thanks to Jessie Gale Samson and Lynda Crafton for lovingly taking care of her in her time of need.

She was preceded in death by Lowell Birkhead, her husband of seventy years.

Survivors are a daughter, Mavis Welsh and husband Don of Maumelle; a son, L. Dean Birkhead and wife, Janis of Petit Jean Mountain; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Margie Conard of Appleton, Wisconsin, Aria Faye McElhaney of Great Bend, Kansas and her constant companion and loving pet, Joey.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle with Rev. Floyd Ervin and Rev. Bennie Harmon officiating. Interment was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Kip Welsh, Jeff Hunt, Brent Birkhead, Jason Welsh, Jordan Harper, Bailey Hunt and Bedford Hunt. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, PO Box 108, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 04, 2004)


Birkhead, Emma Ann Mcreynolds

Mrs. Emma Ann McReynolds Birkhead, age 90, of Dardanelle died Thursday, December 18, 1980. She was a native of Harkey Valley, and daughter of the late Wiley and Lucy Robinson McReynolds.

Survivors include three sons, Lowell, Wayne and Keith Birkhead of Dardanelle; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Brewer of Dardanelle and Mrs. Zola Pilgreen of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Williams of Russellville, and Mrs. Lula Birkhead and Mrs. Sula White of Paris; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Elizabeth Hall at New Elaine by the Rev. Hilman Byram. Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/19/1980)


Birkhead, Emma Ann Mcreynolds

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Emma Ann McReynolds Birkhead, age 90, died December 18, 1980. She was a native of Harkey's Valley, a daughter of the late Wiley and Lucy Robinson McReynolds.

Survivors are three sons, Lowell, Wayne and Keith Birkhead, Dardanelle; two daughters, Wanda Brewer, Dardanelle, and Mrs. Lola Pilgreen, Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Williams, Russellville, and Mrs. Lula Birkhead and Mrs. Sula White, Paris; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. Saturday at Elizabeth Hall, New Blaine, by the Rev. Hillman Byram. Burial was at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/23/1980)


Birkhead, Emma Ann Mcreynolds

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Emma Ann McReynolds Birkhead, age 90, died December 18, 1980. She was a native of Harkey's Valley, a daughter of the late Wiley and Lucy Robinson McReynolds.

Survivors are three sons, Lowell, Wayne and Keith Birkhead, Dardanelle; two daughters, Wanda Brewer, Dardanelle, and Mrs. Lola Pilgreen, Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Williams, Russellville, and Mrs. Lula Birkhead and Mrs. Sula White, Paris; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. Saturday at Elizabeth Hall, New Blaine, by the Rev. Hillman Byram. Burial was at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 12-23-1980)


Birkhead, John Thomas

John Thomas Birkhead, age 88 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1924 in New Blaine, AR to the late John Thomas and Hatti Smith Birkhead.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vestal Board; and one brother, Jack Birkhead.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Barnett Birkhead of Dardanelle; two daughters, Dianna Miller and husband, Gordon of Dardanelle and Gerry Summers and husband, Mike of Russellville; one sister, Nelle Roper of Russellville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15, 2012 at Dardanelle First Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 20, 2012)

Birkhead, Lowell S.

Lowell S. Birkhead, age 89, of Dardanelle died Thursday, October 10, 2002 at his home in Dardanelle. He was born October 6, 1913 in New Blaine, Arkansas to the late O. B. and Emma McReynolds Birkhead. He was a retired employee of Deltic Farm and Timber, a retired volunteer of the Dardanelle Fire Department and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Birkhead.

Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Corlela Jones Birkhead; one daughter and son-in-law, Mavis and Don Welsh of Maumelle; one son and daughter-in-law, Lowell Dean and Janis Birkhead of Morrilton; two sisters, Wanda M. Brewer of Dardanelle, Zola R. Pilgreen of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Wayne Birkhead of Dardanelle; grandchildren and spouse, Roxanne W. and Wayne Harper of Pine Bluff, D. Kip Welsh of Higden, Jeff Hunt of Senatobia, Mississippi, Brent Birkhead of Covington, Georgia; great grandchildren, Holly Godwin of Hot Springs, Jordan Harper of Pine Bluff, Brandi Massa of North Little Rock, Jason Welsh of Little Rock, Bailey Hunt, Bedford Hunt and Anna Blair Hunt all of Senatobia, Mississippi; Great-great grandchildren, Kelsey Verser of North Little Rock and Marissa Godwin of Hot Springs.

Services were Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Corn well Chapel in Dardanelle. Interment was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle Pallbearers were Kip Welsh, Jason Welsh, Wayne Harper, Jordan Harper, Jeff Hunt, Brent Birkhead, Bailey Hunt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 16, 2002)


Birkhead, Modean Cain

Mrs. Modean Cain Birkhead, age 91 of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, AR. She was born August 2, 1908 in Centerville, AR to the late Mac and Cora Bryson Cain. She was a retired sales clerk for Blass Department Stores and then for Dillards. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are, two brothers, Joe Cain of Cabot, AR and Macklin Cain of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Hallie Davenport of Russellville, AR and Mary Lee Clark of Cabot, AR and several nephews and nieces

Service was July 25, 2000 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with interment in New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 26, 2000)


Birkhead, Oleta Elizabeth "Tincey"

Oleta Elizabeth "Tincey" Birkhead went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, November 7th, 2007. She was born on September 21st, 1924 in Dardanelle, AR, daughter of the late J. H. Sr. and Ada Dewey Tilmon Hasty. She spent her early years in Dardanelle before moving to Ola. Tincey graduated from Ola High School in 1942. While her husband Warren was serving his country during WW II, Tincey lived with Warren's aunt and uncle in Wichita, KS and served her country as a riveter for Boeing Aircraft. She was a homemaker for many years before starting her nursing career with Dr. James O. Pennington in the early 60's. She took a year off work and rode a bus daily to Petit Jean Vo-Tech at Morrilton to earn her LPN license. She worked as Dr. Pennington's Nurse until her retirement in 1986. Her duties included making numerous house calls across Yell County at all hours of the day and night. Many patients would only allow "Tincey" to give them shots. She loved her family and was very family oriented. She was active in all of her daughter Linda's school activities. She and Warren followed the Mustangs everywhere. She liked to cook, can, and sew; however, most of all, she loved spending time with her granddaughter Kelly. Rocking, reading stories, baking sugar cookies and making Christmas angels were special times for a loving and caring grandmother. She was a member of the Ola United Methodist Church where she served as unpaid pianist and organist for over 60 years. She also taught Children's Sunday School for many years as well as Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Elwanda Ellis and her brothers Charles Hasty and Brice Hasty.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Warren Birkhead; daughter Linda & Jim Young of Little Rock; granddaughter Kelly & Chris Brown of Little Rock and great grandchildren Kenley Raye and Tyler Christian Brown of Little Rock; a brother J. H. Jr. and Pat Hasty of Ola and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Oleta suffered a massive stroke in February of 2004 and spent her last years at Yell County Nursing Home of Ola. A special thanks to Dr. Michael Chesser, Dr. Phillip Tippin, Marilyn Tippin and the employees of Yell Co. Nursing Home and Chambers Mem. Hospital who provided excellent care to her as well as the family. God scatters his common folks with a lavish hand, but his "special sorts" he creates only seldom. Oleta was truly one of God's "special sorts" and will be deeply missed.

Celebration of Oleta's life was November 10th at the Ola United Methodist Church. Burial was at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine. Memorials can be made to the Ola United Methodist Church, Ola, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 14, 2007)


Birkhead, Wayne Oneal

Wayne Oneal Birkhead, age 92, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born September 12, 1915 at New Blaine to the late Oran and Emma McReynolds Birkhead. He served three years of active duty in Italy while in the United States Army, was the owner and operator of Birkhead's Garage in Dardanelle for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Dardanelle.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 55 years, Modean Birkhead.

Survivors include his son, Larry Birkhead of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Wanda Mae Brewer of Dardanelle, Zola Rae Pilgreen of Wichita, KS; numerous other family members and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Interment was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery, New Blaine. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


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