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Bittle, Dennie

Dennie Bittle, 70, of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of Ola, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle, AR. The son of Coy and Beulah Denison Bittle, he was born August 8, 1943 in Nimrod, AR. He was a mill worker with Deltic Timber and a member of the Ola United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, driving around site seeing with his wife Betty, but was well known throughout the community for honking his horn.

He was preceded in death by his father Coy Bittle; wife Betty Bittle.

Survivors include his mother Beulah Bittle of Dardanelle; two sisters, Mary Earley of Ola, Linda Grindel of Middletown, DE; two brothers, John Bittle and wife Marie of Russellville, James Bittle and wife Vicki of Russellville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Ola United Methodist Church. Rev. Melanie Tubbs will officiate. Burial will be at Carter Cove Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ola United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 327, Ola, AR 72853. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 21, 2014) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 21 May 2014 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Bittle, Gladys Decima (Adams)

Gladys Decima Adams Bittle, age 83, of Dermott, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.

Graveside service Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Jennie Cemetery with Bro. Don Evans officiating. Services are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 19, 2011)

Bittle, Gladys Decima (Adams)

Gladys Decima Adams Bittle, age 83, of Dermott, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. She was born May 1, 1927, in West Point, MS, the daughter of the late Tommy Lee Adams and Ethel Mullins Adams and was a retired restaurant cook and homemaker and a Presbyterian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Bittle, Sr.; five brothers, Clifford, Herman, Thurman, Emmet and Jamie Adams; three sisters, Thelma Henry, Alee Adams, and Dora Reese; and a great- grandson, Adam Collins.

Survivors are three sons, Joe Bittle, Jr., Tommy and Jimmy Bittle, all of Dermott; two daughters, Annette Hiett and Pam Green; brother, Vernon Adams; sister, Bertha Dill; 10 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Jennie Cemetery with Bro. Don Evans officiating. Services were under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 26, 2011)

Bittle, I. G.

I. G. Bittle, age 67, or Rover died Thursday, May 19 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired mechanic and school bus driver for the Plainview-Rover Schools and was a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mazelle Haywood Bittle of the home; four sons Till Thomas of Danville, Bobby Gean of Russellville, Jackie George of Dardanelle and I. J. Bittle of Davis, OK; two sisters, Mrs. Media Hawkins of Rover and Mrs. Hazel Sanders of Danville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 21 at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Miles and James Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hunt Chapel Cemetery at Rover with service by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers were John D. Anderson, Monroe Brown; Riley Fred Ornsby, W. T. Pugh Lyle Hawkins and Lloyd Youngman. Honorary were Opal Rice, Joe Blankenship, Bill Marshall and Stanley Noon. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/19/1983)


Bittle, Ida

Mrs. Ida Bittle was buried Sunday, March 25th at New Bethel.

She was 76 years old and is survived by her husband, Tom and nine children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, March 29, 1951)


Bittle, Louise (Billie)

Louise (Billie) Bittle passed away on September 27, 1998. She was born on October 23, 1922 in Chickalah, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ollie King Savage, her father, Daniel Louis Savage, her sister, Bessie Love (Jackie) Savage Pool, her husband, Basil Bittle and a son, Mike Bittle.

She is survived by two sons, Pete of Taft, CA and Tom of Bakersfield, CA and a daughter, Carolyn Bittle Roller of Alaska; a brother-in-law, G. W. Pool of Monterey Park, CA; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bakersfield, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 14, 1998)


Bittle, Ora Lee Byrum

Ora Lee Byrum Bittle, age 76, a resident of Ola, AR died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville, AR. She was born on March 5, 1924 at Gumlog community, AR to the late John and Martha Melinda Davis Byrum. She married Zeron Vernon Bittle on March 23, 1940 at Ola, AR. She was a homemaker and worked 11 years with Green Thumb Project. She was a member of the Ola United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by four brothers Clyde, Earl, Eugene and Herman Byrum and an infant daughter, Catherine Lee Bittle.

She is survived by, husband, Z. V. (Red) Bittle of Ola, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Dixon of Prescott, AR and Sandy Kaye & Rick Wood of Ola, AR; three grandchildren, Stanton Dixon of Ashdown, Kathy Whitley of Texarkana, AR and Stephanie Hamilton of Burleson, TX; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Jerry and Pam Carter of Ola, AR and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was February 8, 2001 at the Ola United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. John Zolk. Burial was at Sandlin Cemetery at Ola, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Ola United Methodist Church, PO Box 327, Ola, AR 72853. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 14, 2001)


Bittle, Sue (Manuel)

Sue Bittle, age 72, of Dardanelle, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born January 3, 1941 at Traskwood, Arkansas, to William and Dorothy Manuel. She was adopted by Malcolm and Mary Elrod. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith. She loved to garden, fish, raise barnyard chickens, and play with her dogs and cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Susan Kay; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jackie West; and one grandson, Alec Douglas Lyons.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Bittle; a son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Melissa Bittle of Dardanelle; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Andy Lyons of Fayetteville; one sister, Hazel Vandergrift of Benton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Elrod of Benton, and Skip and Lisa Elrod of Tennessee; one grandson, Jedaniah Lyons; one aunt, Barbara Matthews of Oceanside, California; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Rover Baptist Church in Rover, officiated by Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Robert Harrison. Burial was at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active Pallbearers were Eddie Gagney, Andy Lyons, Jedaniah Lyons, Darryl Bittle, Mike Bittle, and Robert Bittle. The visitation was Monday at Rover Baptist Church. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 25, 2013)

Bizzell, Clark Anthony

Clark Anthony Bizzell, age 24, formerly of Dardanelle, died Sunday of injuries suffered June 27, 1986 when police said his car went off Highway 16 near Siloam Springs and struck a tree. He was not wearing a seat belt. Bizzell resided at Sherwood. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Frank and Carolyn Bizzell of Siloam Springs; his mother and stepfather, Stella and J. R. Hodges of North Little Rock; his grandparents, Aileen Lefler and Emogene Bizzell of Morrilton; two sisters, Judy Woolridge of Little Rock and Laura Bizzell of Fayetteville, two stepbrothers and two stepsisters.

Funeral was Monday at North Little Rock with burial in Rest Hills Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Black, Arvel

Arvel Black, age 80, of Ola, AR died Saturday, December 10, 1988. He was a retired sawmiller and was a member of the Ola Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a son, Buel Black of West Palm Beach, FL; two daughters, Viola Dunning of Houston, TX and Hazel Haney of Oxnard, CA.; two sisters, Lena Morris and Mannie Barclay of Ola; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Ola Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Harry Coffman and the Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery. Active pallbearers were George Bostick, William Garner, Charles Barclay, Rick Barclay and R. J Black. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/14/1988)


Black, Bethel (Morris) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Bethel Morris Black, 56, of Ola died Saturday. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Arvel Black; a son, Buel Black of Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Truman Chambers of Texas and Mrs. Hazel Rogers of California; a brother, Dewey Morris ofTexas and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at the Ola Assembly of God Church and burial was in Ola Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1966)

Black, Claudie Ray

Claudie Ray Black, age 46, of Rt. 1, Ola died April 17, 1978. Mr. Back was a retired superintendent of the Camden Country Club, a member of the Assembly of God Church, the son of the late Thurman and Bertha Morris Black.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frankie Lorene Baker Black; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Minnie of Hope, AH, one brother, Thurman Black, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Tedder of Phoenix, AZ. and Mrs. Jean Wallerowitz of West Frankfort, IL; two stepsisters, Mrs. Effie Hunt of Blue Ball and Mrs. Letha Salizer of Phoenix, AZ; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 19, at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating. Interment was in the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Arrangements and services are in care of Cornwell Fur. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4/19/1978)


Black, Clyde (Mrs.)

Mrs. Clyde Black, age 61, of Plainview died Friday at a Russellville Hospital. She was the widow of Garland Black and was a Methodist.

She is survived by a son, William Black of the Air Force in England; and three brothers, Irvin Barton of Maplewood, Mo. John Barton of Plainview and Ira Barton of Pine Bluff. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, October 16, 1959)


Black, Ehram Elevn "Pete"

Ehram Elevn "Pete" Black, 83, of Longview, Texas passed, away Sunday, September 4, 2005 in a Shreveport hospital. He was born August 2, 1922 in Centerville, AR to Manuel and Bertha Black. He had been a resident of Longview, TX since 1971, moving from Hot Springs. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and the Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Black daughters, Peggy Black and Patsy Kern a son, Gary Black and a sister Lula Harvey

Survivors are his sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Diana Black, Roger and Marilyn Black and Randy and Glenda Black all of Longview brother and sister-in-law, David and Pansy Black of Hot Springs, AR seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Revs. A.D. Spears and Charles Chargois officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 14, 2005)


Black, Elisha

Elisha Black died at his home in Bluffton January 14 after a long illness. He was 74 years old and member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marshall Rose of Ola and Mrs. Winston Percy of Bluffton; two brothers; three stepchildren, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/14/1957)


Black, George Columbus

George Columbus Black, 81, of Dardanelle died Saturday, December 6, 1980 at Dardanelle Convalescent Home. He was the son of the late George and Alice Black.

Survivors include a son, Rufus Black of Dardanelle; a brother, Theodore Black of Bigelow; two sisters, Mrs. Chrissie Bailey of North Little Rock and Mrs. Karl Talley of California; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Norman Ward, L. D. Whorton, Pete Tillman, Dana Merritt, Leon Johnson, Ury Walker, Virgil Holman and John Shoemaker. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/8/1980)


Black, Jeff

Four County War Dead Arrive In U. S. Four Yell County World War II dead are among the 5,442 American dead due to arrive in New York on April 1 and 2. Being returned from military cemeteries at Henry Chapel, Belgium, and Valor's and Epical, France are the bodies of Pfc. Opal M. Archer, son of Idus R. Archer of Danville, Pvt. Jeff Black, son of Mrs. Veto Black of Bluffton and Pvt. Earnest O. Rolland, son of Mrs. Loud M. Rollans, Rt. 2 Belleville. Being returned from a D-Day cemetery in Normandy is the body of Cpl. Pat H. Lassiter, Jr. husband of Edna L. Lassiter of Belleville. The information was released by the American Graves Registration Division at Memphis, where the bodies will be shipped for distribution to the homes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 1, 1948)


Black, Jeff

Funeral Services for Pvt. Jeff Black - A military funeral was held Tuesday at Young Gravelly for Pvt. Jeff Black of Bluffton, whose body was returned from the Epinal Cemetery in France for burial. Rev. George Findly of Havana conducted the services, with the Danville American Legion in charge of military rites.

Pvt. Black was born June 18, 1921 and married Veotta Barclay on June 29, 1939. He entered the service in 1944 and was killed while manning a machine gun in East France on January 21, 1945.

He is survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Black of Bluffton; a son, V. L; four sisters and two brothers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 22, 1948)


Black, Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff"

Jeffrey Lynn Black, age 50, of Danville passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in his home. He was born January 25, 1962 in Alton, IL to Buel and Peggy George Black. At age 13, he began to play lead electric guitar by ear. He became very accomplished at this and became the lead guitarist in his high school band. Many confronted him for lessons however, he was unable to do so. He was a Navy Veteran. Preceded in death by his father, Buel Black; maternal grandparents, Robert (Jack) and Johnnie George and paternal grandparents, Arvel and Bethel Black, both of Ola.

Survivors include his mother, Peggy George Black (Coffman); half sister, Sherry Black of Illinois and many aunts, uncle, cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Mt. George Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwelIfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 4, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 4 Apr 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Black, John

John Black, of Bixby, Okla. who died Monday night, funeral services will be held Thursday, January 28, at 2:00 p. m. in the Belleville Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Russell Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 28, 1960)


Black, John W

John W Black, age 78, of Bixby, Okla. Died in a Tulsa hospital on January 25, 1960. He had been in poor health for several years. He was born in Danville on November 23, 1882, and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fannie McKinnon Black; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Fergeson of Bixby and Mrs. Louise Epps of Temple City, Calif. one brother, Jim Black of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie McKinnon of Danville and Mrs. Lillian Porter of Bossier City, La. six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 4, 1960)


Black, Josephine (Pruett) Logan (Mrs.)

Born September 24, 1853, Mrs. Josephine Black, 87, died May 19, 1940. Grandma as we all called her was loved by all who knew her. She joined the Free Will Baptist Church at the age of 16 years and lived a faithful member until her death. Married to Columbus Logan and to this union was born a daughter Mrs. Jennie Freeman now of Washington. After Mr. Logan's death she married Mr. Black and to this union was born four children, Elisha and Oscar, Waltreak, and Tilford, Gravelly; who survive her and Mrs.

Eliza Mclnturf who preceded her to a better world. Besides those mentioned above, Mrs. Black leaves to mourn 28 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. The body was laid to rest at the Waltreak cemetery, with Rev.

George Young conducting the funeral services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1940)

Black, Leroy

Leroy Black, age 46 of near Danville died Saturday at a Little Rock hospital.

Survivors include one son, James E. Black of Danville; his mother, Mrs. James N. Black of Danville; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Macedonia Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1964)

Black, Lillie Woodall

Mrs. Lillie Woodall Black, age 81, of Ola died Saturday afternoon, November 3, 1973, at the Yell County Hospital. Mrs. Black was a native of Yell County, a housewife and the daughter of the late Samuel and Lucy Williams Woodall.

Survivors include four sons, Joe Rose and Ott Rose both of Ola, Ray Rose of Casa and Marshall Rose of Danville. Two daughters, Mrs. Iva Marsh of Tulsa and Mrs. Allie Isham of Ola.; three borthers, Noma Woodall and Milo Woodall of Ola and Joe Woodall of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Lakey of Mo. and Mrs. Erma Fowler of Danville; one step-son, Henry Black of Danville; eight step-daughters, Mrs. Earl Hudson and Mrs. Edna Wilson both of Danville, Mrs. Lou Garner and Mrs. Ilee Noblett, both of Belleville, Mrs. Laddie Chatman of Harrisburg, Mrs. Elsie Luterell of Waldron, Mrs. Nadean Underwood of Centerville and Mrs. Bertha Brasier of Perryville and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Ola Assembly of God Church Monday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Luther Riddle and Rev. Eldon Burris officiating. Interment was at the Chalybeate Springs Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 11-8-73)


Black, Marcell

Marcell Black, age 80, of Belleville, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. Born November 5, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Nomer Hunt Owens. She was a retired cook for Danville Public Schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Henry Black; brothers, Leon Owens and Donald Lee Owens; and a sister, Margie Jones.

Survivors include a son, David Black of Euless, Texas; daughter, Sherry Hastings of Belleville; a brother, William Owens of Waldron; two sisters, Atha Lee Woodard of Danville, Sue Wagner of Texarkana, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Matthew Morris of Belleville, Heather Dulski of California, and Ashley Black of Russellville and a great-grandchild, Austin Dulski.

Graveside services were Tuesday, January 13, at Waltreak Cemetery with John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 2009)


Black, Rufus Alvie

DARDANELLE - Rufus Alvie Black, age 61, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, May 15, 1984 at his home. He was a native of Aplin, son of the late George and Mae Harris Black, retired from the U. S. Army and the National Guard, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, post adjutant of the VFW and was a former employee of Mobley Construction Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Casinger Black; a son, James Black of Dardanelle; a daughter, Sandra Edwards of Springdale, and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. Bob Huie and the Rev. David Bishop. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers Active - Leon Johnson, Ury Walker, Dana Merritt, Louie Scott, Les Thone, Elmer Moore, Herman Johnson and Bill Garner. Honorary - members of the Dardanelle VFW Post and World War II veterans of Company F, 153rd Infantry. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Black, Sybil E. (Mrs.)

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Sybil Black died peacefully, leaving her earthly home and going to her heavenly home to be with her Lord. She was a long-time resident of Carlsbad, N.M., having moved there with her family in 1920, from Arkansas. For the past two years, she resided in Albuquerque with her daughter, Marlene Blair and son-in-law, Jack Blair. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carlsbad most of her life and taught Sunday school there for more than 40 years and loved hiding Easter eggs for her class at the public library lawn. Sybil was born February 7, 1918, in Danville, Ark., and was known for her sense of humor, love of gardening and devotion to family and church. She enjoyed playing dominos with her friends.

Sybil was preceded in death by her father and mother; five brothers; one sister; her husband, Roger Black; and her daughter, Donna Sue Hyatt.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Blair and husband, Jack Blair; daughter, Sandy Bacon and husband, Bob Bacon; granddaughters: Michelle Perry and husband, Curtis Perry, Angie Nance, Lauren Hegna and husband, Corey Hegna and Leslie Johnson; grandsons: David Daniel, Stephen Daniel and wife, Debbie Daniel and Michael Daniel and wife, Stacia; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sybil will be deeply missed and loved by all who knew her.

A memorial service to celebrate Sybil's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, 112 N. Alameda St., Carlsbad, N.M., with her son-in-law, Pastor Bob Bacon officiating. Immediately following the memorial service, friends and family are invited to the entombment at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Carlsbad Current-Argus Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on March 30, 2012)

Black, Tilford Ananias

Tilford Ananias Black, 76, died in the home of his daughter in Ola on April 15, 1960 after a long illness. He was a native of Yell County, a retired farmer and a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Etna Jackson Black; two sons, Thurman Black of Litchfield Park, Ariz. And Arvel Black of Ola; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Garner of Gravelly, Mrs. Ellen James of State Sanatorium, Mrs. Lena Morris of Farwell, Tex. and Mrs. Mamie Barclay of Ola; 28 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, May 5, 1960)


Black, William Oscar

William Oscar Black, age 69, lifelong resident of Yell County died suddenly at his home Tuesday morning.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Black; six daughters, Mrs. Pearl Hudson and Mrs. Ilee Noblett of Freeport, Texas, Mrs. Lou Garner of Little Rock, Mrs. Lydia Chatman of Harrisburg, Mrs. Elsie Lutrell of Waldron, Mrs. Edna Wilson of Danville. Two sons, William Black of Waldron and Henry Black of Wichita Falls, Texas one brother, Tilford Black of Ola; 31 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 22, 1958)


Blackburn, Ruby (Grantz)

Ruby Blackburn, 76, of Plainview died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home in Russellville. She was born June 23, 1935, in Hunter, Okla., to Joe and Pearl Swayne Grantz. She was a CNA and was of the Lutheran faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Frank, of 31 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Melanie Meints and Marvin and Pam Meints; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Randy Knight and Jeannie and Brian Plake; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry Grantz Sr. and wife Bettie; one sister, Bettie Young; a nephew, Larry Grantz Jr. and wife Theresa; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Reed Cemetery in Aly, conducted by her son Marvin Meints, under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home in Russellville. A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.broussardfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 16, 2011)

Blackford, Nan L.

Nan L. Blackford, age 91, a resident of Pine Bluff, AR, formerly of Russellville, AR died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born January 22, 1912 in Lamar, AR to the late O. D. Smith and Annie O'Neal Smith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee W. Blackford; a son, Daryl Blackford; a daughter, Fay Blackford; three sisters, Ercie Holland, Pauline Park and Lucille Grace.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Pat Blackford of Pine Bluff, AR; a sister, Laura Alverson of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Nelson Blackford and Tracy Dutton and three great grandchildren.

Graveside service was September 6, 2003 at the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Blacklock, Alliene Shinn

Alliene Shinn Blacklock, age 81, of Benton, AR, died June 1, 2002. She was born January 28, 1921 in Centerville, AR, daughter of the late Robert and Janie Shinn. She was a member of Parkview Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, George Blacklock; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Vivian Blacklock of Adairsville, GA and Ronnie and Nancy Blacklock or Bristol, VA; a daughter, Georgene (Jane) Geurin of Benton, AR; two sisters, Clara Moody of Danville, AR and Eunice Fielder of Dardanelle, AR; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Service were Tuesday at Ashby Chapel by Rev. Skipper French. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 5, 2002)


Blackman, J. M. (Mrs.)

Mrs. J. M. Blackman, age 78 years, was found dead Monday morning at her home in Danville by David Yates, whose family occupies a part of the residence.

A coroner's jury met at about 10 a. m. Monday and returned a verdict of "Death due to natural causes, Dr. C. H. Dotson of Danville said that Mrs. Blackman had died about midnight of a heart attack.

She is survived by a brother, Charles J. Ozment, of St. Louis; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Veloza of Oklahoma City and Mrs. R. A. Reed of Lawton, Okla.; a stepson, John Blackman of Dothan, Alabama. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 20, 1950)


Blackman, John Marshall

Dr. John Marshall Blackman was born in Harrisburg, Illinois on May 1, 1868. When he was about 21 years of age, he moved to Uniontown, Kansas, where for many years ne was station agent and telegrapher for the Missouri-Pacific railroad. In 1894, he was married to Etta Kane and to this union there were born three children. After the death of his first wife in 1913 he moved to Danville, Arkansas. In 1914, he married Etta Ozment, in Harrisburg, Illinois. From many years he engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine. He passed away on March 13, 1948, as a result of cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 79 years.

Mr. Blackman is survived by his widow, a son, John Blackman of Dothan, Alabama and two daughters, Mrs. S. A. Reed, of Lawton, Oklahoma and Mrs. C. H. Valega, of Oklahoma City and seven grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 18, 1948)


Blackstock, Ella

Ella Blackstock, age 96, of Russellville, AR died Monday, June 18, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1904 at Young Gravelly, the daughter of the late Marcus and Martha Findley Ryals and widow of Fred L. Blackstock. A retired clerk for the US Postal Service and a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters and son-in-law, Bettye Arlen of Russellville, AR, Donna Sue and Jim Hutchins of Durant, OK and Inell Brown of Hopkins, Minn.; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

The body was cremated. Arrangements by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 20, 2001)


Blackstock, Fred Lee

RUSSELLVILLE - Fred Lee Blackstock, age 72, of Plainview (Yell County) died Friday. He was a retired barber, a member of Plainview Methodist Church, Modern Woodmen and Plainview Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Plainview School Board.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella Ryals Blackstock; three daughters, Mrs. William H. Arlen of North Carolina, Mrs. Archer W, Brown of Minnesota and Mrs. James C. Hutchins of Oklahoma; two brothers, George Honeycutt of Dumas and Albert Honeycutt of California; two sisters, Mrs. Irene New of Plainview and Mrs. Molissie Lemons of Gravelly, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Monday at First Methodist Church at Plainview. Burial will be at New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview by Humphrey-Gardner (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/17/1974)


Blackwell, O. L. (Mrs.)

Mrs. O. L. Blackwell, aged 67, of New Hope died Sunday morning at a Nashville hospital.

Survivors include three sons, John Blackwell of Danville, Barney Blackwell of Houston, Tex. and Toney Blackwell of Nashville; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Welch, Mrs. Daisy Flemens and Mrs. Bertha Davis of New Hope; a brother, William Wallace of Broken Bow, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Clemmie Mc Setridge of Denver; 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 22, 1959)


Blackwell, Ruby Gantt

Mrs. Ruby Gantt Blackwell, age 50 of Belleville [no other details included in 50Yrs Ago Column] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 24, 1947)


Blackwell, William C.

William C. Blackwell, aged 83, of Belleville, a former member of the House of Representatives and a sergeant-at-arms at many sessions of the legislature, died January 27. He represented Yell County in the House from 1923 to 1927, 1931 and 1933 and from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Blackwell had been a member of the Arkansas Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company. He was a past member of the National Board of the Farmers Union and served many years as Yell County President of the organization. He had been a Mason for 61 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Belleville. Mr. Blackwell was tall and slender and he often grew a beard and impersonated Abraham Lincoln at pageant and patriotic events.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. A.B. Wells, Mrs. Anne Childress and Mrs. Kenny Brashears of California, Mrs. Earl Barrick of Colorado and Mrs. Thurman Payne of Belleville; one brother, I.I. Blackwell of Batesville; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Thatcher of Batesville; eight great grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday at the Belleville Baptist Church. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1966)

Blackwood, Calvin (Cap)

(Oct. 6, 1986) Calvin (Cap) Blackwood, age 67, of Monticello, a retired carpenter and a former resident of Pickens, died Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Briggsville (Yell County) on April 30, 1919, he was a son of Tom and Charity Spears Blackwood. He worked for the R. A. Pickens and Son Company at Pickens before retiring and moving to Monticello two years ago. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Orpah Hill Blackwood; five daughters, Pat Fleming and Reba Mitchell, both of Monticello, Peggy Stain of Pine Bluff, Rose Stain of Dumas and Linda Hauck of Newton, Kansas; two brothers, J. D. Geiger of Bluffton and Glenn Geiger of Willits, California; three sisters, Rose Buford of Gaston, Alabama, and Jessie Weinhold and Jean Taylor, both of Willits; eight grandchildren; four step-grand-children; and four step-great-grandchildren.

His funeral was at Monticello with Reverend Carter Tucker officiating. Burial was in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Pickens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/6/1986)


Blackwood, Calvin (Cap)

Calvin (Cap) Blackwood, age 67, of Monticello, a retired carpenter and a former resident of Pickens, died Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Briggsville (Yell County) on April 30, 1919, he was a son of Tom and Charity Spears Blackwood. He worked for the R. A. Pickens and Son Company at Pickens before retiring and moving to Monticello two years ago. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Orpah Hill Blackwood; five daughters, Pat Fleming and Reba Mitchell, both of Monticello, Peggy Stain of Pine Bluff, Rose Stain of Dumas and Linda Hauck of Newton, Kansas; two brothers, J. D. Geiger of Bluffton and Glenn Geiger of Willits, California; three sisters, Rose Buford of Gaston, Alabama, and Jessie Weinhold and Jean Taylor, both of Willits; eight grandchildren; four step-grand-children; and four step-great-grandchildren.

His funeral was at Monticello with Reverend Carter Tucker officiating. Burial was in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Pickens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 10-8-1986)


Blagg, Baxter L.

Baxter L. Blagg, 79, 474 Galaxy Road, died Friday at Bartlett Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10 am Monday at South Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Sammy Lowe, Archie Rivers and T. Howard Allen officiating. Burial at South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Mr. Blagg was born October 18, 1909, in Bluffton, Ark. He moved to Sapulpa in 1952 from Bixby, was a member of South Heights Baptist Church and owner of Blagg Wrecking Company.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Donnie Blagg.

Survivors include his wife Alphia of the home; son Don of Sapulpa; brothers Coy of Tulsa, Jim and Joe of Bixby; sisters Juanita Hobbs and Ruby Jones, both of Bixby, one granddaughter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sapulpa Herald Newspaper, Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on March 26, 1989 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Peggy Gann)

Blagg, Calvin A.

EAST PEORIA - Calvin A. Blagg, 85, of East Peoria died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Deiters Funeral Home. Cremation will be accorded. Inurnment of ashes will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Fon du Lac Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Central Illinois in Peoria. To express condolences online, visit: www.deitersfuneralhome.com. He was born January 12, 1921, in Bluffton, Ark., to Seth Andrew and Clara Amanda Murray Blagg. He married Oneida Price on February 2, 1942, in Hot Springs, Ark. She died May 19, 1993, in East Peoria.

He also was preceded in death by two sons, infant boy Blagg and C. Lewis Blagg; one daughter, Carla Diane Blagg; four brothers; and one grandson.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenola Williams of East Peoria; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Laverne (Jack) Owens of Hot Springs, Ark. Blagg was a pipe welder for Summerville Illinois Co. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Steamfitters Local 353 in Peoria for 50 years. He also was a member of Masonic Blue Lodge in East Peoria and Mohammed Temple and Scottish Rite in Peoria. He was a member of American Legion Post 1234 in East Peoria, and was the oldest lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2078 in East Peoria. He was of the Presbyterian faith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Pekin Daily Times Newspaper, Pekin, Illinois, Obituary was published on July 26, 2006)

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