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Blagg, Claudia L.

Mrs. Claudia L. Blagg, age 91, of Dumas, Arkansas, was born May 19, 1911, in Bluffton, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Arthur T. and Callie Lazenby Weems. Mrs. Blagg was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She departed this life on July 27, 2002 in Dumas, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Boscoe Blagg.

Survivors are two sons, Berzent Blagg of Dumas, Arkansas, and Jimmy Blagg of Mountain Home, Arkansas; one sister, Allineen Derrick of Cabot, Arkansas; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were held on July 29, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas. Interment was in the Walnut Lake Cemetery, Pickens, Arkansas by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan Holthoff Scholarship, Dumas Area Community Foundation, P. O. Box 894, Dumas, Arkansas 71639; or to the First United Methodist Church, 230 Court Street, Dumas, Arkansas 71639. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 31, 2002)


Blagg, Forrest Lee

[died] On Saturday, January 25, 1964, FORREST LEE BLAGG, beloved husband of Emmie H. Blagg; father of Oulda Moore, Rex and Herbert Blagg; brother of Olene Bird and Harvey Blagg.

He also is survived by six grandchildren.

Funeral services at the Simmons Bros. Funeral Home, 1661 Good Hope Rd. SE. (parking facilities), on Tuesday, January 28, at 1 p.m. Interment Washington National Cemetery. Visiting hours until 9 p.m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His death notice was published in a local newspaper. )

Blagg, Fred Walter

FRED WALTER BLAGG THE VILLAGE - Services will be this morning for Fred Walter Blagg, 74, who served as president of the town board for 18 years before the community changed to a city manager form of government in 1959, when he began serving a term as the first mayor of the city. Blagg died Sunday. Wayne Schooley, who replaced Blagg as a council member in 1961 and has served continuously since that time, said Blagg continued to serve the community as a planning commissioner. Blagg deserves credit for helping the city get its city hall, planning utility services and helping develop policies which have made this community a stable, family-oriented place to live,'' he said. Blagg was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired from Gulf Oil Co. He was a member of The Village Baptist Church and Village Lions Club, charter member of the Northside YMCA and a member of various Masonic organizations. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at The Village Baptist Church. Burial will be at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on May 18, 1988, pg. 7)

Blagg, Fred Walter

Fred Walter Blagg, age 74, of Oklahoma City, OK, died May 15, 1988. He was born in 1914 in Bluffton, a World War II Navy Veteran, retired from Gulf Oil Company, member of the Village Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 36, Guthrie Scottish Rite, the India Temple where he was in the Greeters Unit, a former member of Village Lions Club, served the city of the Village for 18 years as president of the town board, first mayor of the Village.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Blagg of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Fredda Bayles of Norman, OK and Mrs. Linda Boggess of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren; one sister, Tina Gray of Dumas, AR.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Village Baptist Church with burial at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 25, 1988)

Blagg, Garland

Garland BLAGG, 88 of Talihina died January 18, 1997 at Ft. Smith, Ark. He was born November 1, 1908 at Gravely, Ark. to Ben and Mary Ruth BLAGG. He married Lillian BRYAN at Tuskahoma in 1934. He was a rancher and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Services were held January 21 at Talihina First Baptist Church with Rev. Carrol Fitsgerald officiating. Burial was at Cupco Cemetery under the direction of Clayton Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,'Clayton Today' Newspaper, Pushamataha County, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on January, 1997 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Peggy Gann)

Blagg, Glenda Jean

Glenda Jean Blagg, age 55, of Ft Smith, AR died April 21, 1997 in the Ft. Smith Nursing Home. She was born in Bluffton, AR, was a Catholic and homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Bill Blagg of Blue Mtn. AR and a sister, Marcie Forbus of Uniontown, AR.

Graveside services was April 23 at the Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 30, 1997)


Blagg, Harley Michael

Harley Michael Blagg, age 81, of Gravelly died Tuesday morning, February 2, 1988 at his home. He was a native of Gravelly, a retired cattleman and farmer and the son of the late Lee and Ina Start Blagg. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ina Austin Blagg; and one sister, Olene Bird of Gravelly.

Funeral services were held at the Gravelly Methodist Church Thursday afternoon with Rev. Boyce Savage and Rev. Rose Mary Williams officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery with arrangements and services in care of the Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-10-1988)


Blagg, Herbert Bruce

Herbert Bruce Blagg, 81, of Morriston, died April 22, 2010. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at Haven Hospice. Mr. Blagg was born January 28, 1929, in Gravelly, Arkansas to Forrest and Emmie Blagg. He was raised in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He graduated from high school and then served in the United States Air Force for four years. Mr. Blagg was a licensed pharmacist in Colorado for over fifty years, He was also an ordained minister. He was a member of the Morriston Baptist Church. Mr.

Blagg is survived by his wife, Margarett Fant Blagg; sister, Ouida (Denney) Moore; a son, Michael Lee (Linda) Blagg; two step-sons, Ben (Rose) Fant and Allen Fant; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Bertha and Brother, Rex.

Local arrangements have been made with Knauff Funeral Home in Williston, Florida, Visitation will be held on Monday, April 26, 2010 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 29th at 10:00a.m. at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Gainesville Sun Newspaper, Gainesville, Florida, Obituary was published on April 24 to April 25, 2010)

Blagg, Ina Elizabeth

Mrs. Ina Elizabeth Blagg, age 68, died in her home at Gravelly, July 6, 1951. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Forrest of Bixby, Okla. and Harley of Gravelly; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Bird or Gravelly; one brother, Oliver Start; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie White of Santa Barbara, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, July 19, 1951)


Blagg, JB

On Tuesday March 30, 2010 our dearly beloved JB Blagg departed from this life to begin a new life with the Lord.

JB was born in Gravelly, Arkansas to Edgar and Mattie Blagg, both of whom preceded him in death. JB was the youngest of three children. JB moved to Lamont, California with his parents and siblings at the age of eight. When JB was 16 they moved to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. At age 16 JB began working for a paving company. By the age of 25, JB had begun his own paving company, Hawthorne Paving, where he worked for the next 46 years. In 1959 JB married Twyla Mitchell, who preceded him in death. Through this matrimony four children were born. In 1999 JB married Daysi Marin, who was by his side until he left to be with the Lord. JB was baptized at the Hawthorne Church of Christ where he was a member for over 50 years. He was a faithful and dedicated servant until God called him home. JB loved to fish, travel and enjoy time in the outdoors. JB enjoyed spending time at the river, the lake and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends. JB was an honest, loving, caring man with a friendly smile and a personality that was impossible not to fall in love with. JB leaves to cherish in his memory, his beautiful wife Daysi Blagg; His children Marilyn Techtow, David Blagg, Teresa Myers, Cynthia Bearden, Delmy Marin, David Marin and Daysi Lopez; His grandchildren Daniel Myers, Rebecca Myers, EmaLee Blagg, Heide Blagg, Mattie Blagg, Lucas Bearden, Cara Bearden, Cassie Bearden and Austin Bearden.

JB also leaves behind nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will all miss him dearly. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,http://www.lafuneral.com/obituary?id=770511, Obituary was published on Apr 1, 2010)

Blagg, Jessie M. (Ayers)

Funeral services for Jessie Blagg, 89, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Rev. Kelvin Moseley will officiate.

Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Blagg died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City. She was born July 22, 1907, in Montgomery County, Ark. She lived in Seminole for 71 years. She was a charter member of Tracy Rebekah Lodge, a member of First Baptist Church, member of the Varnum Home Demonstration Club and president of the Amerada Retirees. She also served as head of the Democratic Headquarters for many years. She was married to Charles O. Blagg.

He preceded her in death in 1973. She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles O. Blagg Jr.

Survivors include one daughter, Charline Barker, Seminole; three granddaughters, Carolyn Allen, Oklahoma City, Kelly Dawn Bacat, San Antonio, Texas, and Beverly McClendon, Del City; one grandson, Steven Barker, Cincinnati, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, one great-grandson and three step great-granddaughters; and two sisters of Hot Springs, Ark. Pallbearers will include Eugene Warrenburg, Aaron Tatum, Brad Matlock, John Allen, Trent Harelson and Lee Pippin. Honorary casketbearers include Bryce Hill, Bud Gile, Dr. Julian Wood, Phillip Parks, Clay Sparks, Senator Kelly Haney, Gary Stinnett and Don Raney. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Seminole Producer Newspaper, Seminole, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on June 19, 1997)

Blagg, Leon Elbridge

Graveside services for Leon Elbridge Blagg of Sulphur were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Leon was born December 5, 1928 in Sulphur to Earl Thomas and Mabel Rachel (Van Orden) Blagg. He departed this life July 26, 2010 in Sulphur at the age of 81 years. He and Mildred Alma Montgomery were married in Gainesville, Texas on September 9, 1952. She passed away February 28, 2007. Before retiring, Leon was the maintenance superintendent at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Sulphur.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred: and grandson, Preston Blagg.

Survivors include daughter, Amy Frazier and her husband, Alan, of Sulphur; sons, Keith Blagg and his wife, Lorrie, of Piedmont and Lindell Blagg of Sulphur; brother, Donald Blagg; sisters, Kaye Young and Earlene Chandler; seven grandchildren, Vanessa Blagg, Melissa Sparks, Carie Oxley, Jillian Peters, Andrew Blagg, Nicholas Blagg and Patrick Blagg; and three great grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Les Herring, Glen Leming, Dewayne Leming, Randy Johnson, Shiloh Butts and J. D. Eldred. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Jul 28, 2010)

Blagg, Mildred Alma (Montgomery)

Birth: August 20, 1929 Death: February 28, 2007 Graveside services for Mildred Alma Blagg, 77, Sulphur, were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1 with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur in charge of arrangements. Born August 20, 1929 to Truman Keith and Alma (Fields) Montgomery in Davis, she died Wednesday, February 28 in Sulphur. She grew up in Hennepin and graduated from Woodland High School. She and Leon Eldridge Blagg were married in 1952 and the couple made their home in Sulphur. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Park Service most of her career. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping out and their grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur.

Surviving are two sons, Keith Earl Blagg and wife, Lorrie, Piedmont and Lindell Guy Blagg, Sulphur; one daughter, Amy Frazier and husband, Alan, Sulphur; one sister, Linnie Cole, Pearland, Texas and seven grandchildren, Carrie and Jill Frazier, Andrew, Nicholas and Patrick Blagg, Vanessa and Melissa Blagg.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Preston Blagg. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sulphur Times Democrat Newspaper, Sulphur, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on March 9, 2007)

Blagg, Opal Gelene (Pennington)

Birth: Jul. 21, 1923 Death: April 2, 2007 AUSTIN - Gelene Pennington Blagg, 83, died Monday, April 2, 2007. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

Wednesday in Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home with nephews, Pat Brandenburg of Fairfax, Okla., and the Rev. Del Sanford of Sheridan, officiating. Graveside services will be at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Maps to the cemetery will be available at the funeral home. Gelene will be laid to rest with her husband in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Gelene was born July 21, 1924, (actual birth date July 21, 1923) to Melvin and Delia Atchison Pennington in Ozark, Ark. She married William Blagg on November 19, 1942, in Dumas. She and William had been married for 62 years and had lived in Austin since 2001. She was a Methodist and had worked for several years as a bookkeeper in the Panhandle area of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Eugene and Jerry; a son, Dennis; and her husband, William. The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Austin Nursing Center and Odyssey Healthcare.

She is survived by a son, Frank and wife Vickie of Dripping Springs; a daughter-in-law, Lydia Blagg of Alvin; six grandchildren, Anne Marie Taylor and Jeremy W. F. Blagg of Alvin, Laura Denise Belyeu of San Antonio, Andrea Genelle Pylate of Baytown, Tara Jo Bieck of San Diego and Magen Leigh Hyatt of Kyle; a brother, Glenn Pennington and wife Jo Ann of Lubbock; and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice, 14205 Burnet Road, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78728; or the Kidney Foundation of Texas, Inc. Central Texas Chapter, 4106 Marathon, Suite C., Austin, TX 78756. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Sign the online guest book at www.wcfish.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas, Obituary was published on April 3, 2007 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Kenneth D. Bogard)

Blagg, Preston James

Services for Preston James Blagg, 16, Sulphur, were held Monday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Chaney officiating.

Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home. Preston was born to Lindell Guy Blagg and Theresa Jean Bernier Blagg April 7, 1987 in Ada. He died Thursday, January 1 in Sulphur. He had lived in Sulphur all of his life and was a Junior at Sulphur High School. He loved to sing, write songs and play his guitar. He was warm, caring and was well liked by everyone.

Survivors are his father, Lindell of Sulphur; mother, Theresa of Florida; two sisters, Vanessa Blagg and Melissa Blagg, both of Sulphur; grandparents, Leon and Mildred Blagg, Sulphur and Earl and Marcell Bernier, Florida. Pallbearers were Tommy Young, Brad Wise, Brent Williams, Jace Presgrove, Keith Blagg and Alan Frazier. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on January 2, 2004)

Blagg, William H. "Willie"

AUSTIN - William "Willie" H. Blagg, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home with Pat Brandenburg of Fairfax, Okla., and the Rev. Del Sanford of Sheridan, nephews, officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. "Willie" was born Oct. 25, 1923, to Benjamin F. and Margie Blagg near Bluffton, Ark. He married Gelene Pennington on Nov. 19, 1942, in Dumas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in December 1942, he was called to duty. He attended machinist school in San Diego, and in March 1943, he started serving on board a destroyer, the USS Brown. He spent the next three years in the South Pacific Battle Zone. Willie and his wife, Gelene, lived in Austin since 2001. He was a Methodist and had worked for more than 40 years in the oil field business in the Panhandle area of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Norman Blagg, in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gelene; a son, Frank and wife, Vickie, of Dripping Springs; six grandchildren, Anne Marie Taylor and Jeremy W. F. Blagg of Alvin, Laura Denise Belyeu of San Antonio, Andrea Genelle Pylate of Baytown, Tara Jo Bieck of San Diego, and Magen Leigh Hyatt of Austin; two sisters, Imo Gene McCarty and Molly Ruth Martin, both of Amarillo; and six great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Monte Siesta Nursing Facility and Odyssey Health Care. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to American Diabetes Association, 815 Brazos St., Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701 or Attn. Memorials and Tributes Department, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761. (Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas, pub. October 1, 2005 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Peggy Gann) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 1 Oct 2005, Amarillo, Texas. )

Blair, Illa Mae (Baker)

Illa Mae Blair, 92, of Russellville, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. The daughter of John and Lucy Rankin Baker, she was born May 6, 1914, in Russellville. She was a long time member of Central Presbyterian Church of Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Lee Blair; three brothers, Rankin Baker, Guy Baker and Raymond Baker; and two sisters, Ruth Heflie and Betsy Holland.

Survivors include one sister, Lottie Keltner of Benton; one sister-in-law, Mary Baker of Russellville; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m today at Rankin Cemetery in Russellville. The Rev. Ken Kalvesmaki will officiate with burial to follow by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 27, 2007)

Blair, Joe B.

Mr. Joe B. Blair, age 87, of Plainview, AR died Sunday, February 23, 1997 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born November 28, 1909 in Hollis, Perry County, Arkansas to the late Ebb and Arizona Keener Blair. He was a retired employee with Weyerhaeuser, Inc. and a member of the Valley Home Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Vina Miller Blair; three sons, Wilburn Blair of Jessieville, Wayne Blair of Perryville and Lyles Blair of Hot Springs; a sister, Tina Blair of Ola; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 p. m. at the Nooner Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Whitley and Rev. Jimmy Scott officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 1997)


Blair, Lyles Leroy

Lyles Leroy Blair, age 63 of Route Plainview, AR died Friday. He was a mechanic, son of the lat Joe and Viva Miller Blair and a WWII Korean Veteran.

Survivors include four sons, Daniel Leroy Blair of Hot Springs, James Blair of Florida, Joe Blair of California and Mike Blair of Jessieville; a daughter, Dawn Blair of Tennessee; two brothers, Wilburn Blair of Jessieville and Wayne Blair of Perryville; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a. m. at the Valley Home Baptist Church with burial in Nooner Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Scott and Keith Willey. Pallbearers will be Carl, Berry, Steve, Scott and Jeremiah Blair and Steven Hill. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 1999)


Blair, Marcille (Smallwood)

Marcille Blair, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2013. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Pete and Bertha (Riley) Smallwood. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron.

Marcille is survived by two daughters; Cathy Bingham and husband Guy of Waldron, Arkansas, Melania Daffron and husband Pete of Midland, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Laura Spence, Nathan Bingham, Brian Lott, Jayson Daffron, Jamie Waite and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Guy Bingham, Brandon Lott, Brian Lott and Pete Daffron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 103209398)

Blair, Marcille (Smallwood)

Marcille Blair, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2013. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Pete and Bertha (Riley) Smallwood. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron.

Marcille is survived by two daughters; Cathy Bingham and husband Guy of Waldron, Arkansas, Melania Daffron and husband Pete of Midland, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Laura Spence, Nathan Bingham, Brian Lott, Jayson Daffron, Jamie Waite and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Guy Bingham, Brandon Lott, Brian Lott and Pete Daffron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 103209398)

Blair, Tina May

Tina May Blair, age 87, of Ola, AR died Friday, September 7, 2001 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola, AR. She was born May 8, 1914 in Ava, AR to the late Ebb Blair. She was a member of the Valley Home Baptist Church and a retired cook.

Survivors are a host of relatives and friends.

Services were September 10, 2001 at the Valley Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Scott officiating. Interment was in Nooner Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wells, Steve Woods, Wayne and William Blair, Don Dale and Darrell Stogsdale. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2001)


Blair, Vina Mae Miller

Mrs. Vina Mae Miller Blair, age 91, formerly of Plainview, AR, died April 19, 1997 in Jessieville, AR. She was born March 29, 1906 in Perry County, Arkansas to the late Rufus and Martha Jones Miller. She was a mother, homemaker and member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church in Hollis, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blair.

Survivors include three sons, Wilburn Blair of Jessieville, Wayne Blair of Perryville and Lyles Blair of Hot Springs; one sister, Alice Orrell of Sheridan; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Services was May 2, 1997 at the Valley Homes Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Anderson and Rev. Jimmy Scott officiating. Burial was in Nooner Cemetery, Hollis, AR. Pallbearers were Noel Ballew, Roy Speers, Greg Ward, J. F. Dickson, Raymond Dickson, Wilford Crain, Marlin Millerd and Henry Crawford. Honorary Ronnie Coleman, Jimmy Coleman, Dale Castleberry, Rickey Dickson, Robert Dickson, Dr. Rajesh Shroff, Dr. Ron Baker, Dr. Damon Martin and Dr. Phillip Tippin. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 1997)


Blair, Walter Eugene "Gene"

Walter Eugene "Gene" Blair, age 65, of Centerville, AR died Sunday, October 3, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born February 6, 1934 in Hollis, Perry County, AR to the late Lonnie Thomas and Mary Douthit Blair. He was a logger and sawmiller, an Army Veteran and a member of the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Centerville and Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle, AR.

Survivors are his wife, Anne D. Jewell Blair; one son, Donald Blair of Centerville, AR; two daughters, Genie Anne Shepard and Amy Jeanette Hughes both of Centerville, AR; one brother, Opal Blair of Arcadia, LA; four sisters, Johnnie Disotell of Junction City, AR, Peggy Kelly of Midway, AL, Patsy Knight of Rover, AR and Linda Halsell of Steve, AR and eight grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at the Nooner Cemetery by Rev. Tom McElmurry. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 6, 1999)


Blake, Richard Sidney

Richard Sidney Blake, age 68, a retired road foreman of Plainview, died of a heart attack at his home Monday. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Jane Hamaker Blake; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Fomby of Ashdown, Mrs. Trint Walker of Benton and Mrs. Robert Wolf of Dimmitt, Tex; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Tucker of Russellville and seven grandchildren. Fourche Valley (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 21, 1959)


Blakemore, Keith Franklin

Keith Franklin Blakemore, 68 a resident of Norfork, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1945 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the son of Frank Glen and Martha Laura English Blakemore. Keith was a corporal with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission where he served as a Crime Scene Tech and held an advanced degree for the same, taught hunters education for 28 years and boating education for 10 years. He was the past president of the Yell County Wildlife Federation, a lifetime member of the NRA, had served as the Vice-President of the Prairie Grove Jaycees and a scoutmaster in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keith owned and operated Blakemore Sports Shop in Prairie Grove for several years and was the co-owner of JS Boats and custom built many river boats for the rivers he loved - the White River and the North Fork. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and especially loved teaching his grandchildren to fish.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Donna Blakemore; four sons, Scott Blakemore and his wife Julie of Mountain Home, Idaho, Shawn Blakemore and his wife Cindy of Springdale, Arkansas, John Lindley and his wife Mariza of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Greg Lindley and his wife Nicole of Rogers, Arkansas; his mother Martha Blakemore of Mountain Home, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Bayleigh, Cody, Donovan, Gavin, Kayla, Louis, Madilyn, Manuel, Sam, and Tony; two great grandchildren, Braelin and Coby. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

at Luginbuel Funeral Home in Prairie Grove. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Grove First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with burial in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. The Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers and provide funeral honors at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hannah's Hope-the Rosh Jenkins Memorial Fund at Cox Health in honor of brain cancer patients-3525 S National Springfield, MO 65807 attn: Lisa Alexander. The memo line should reference Keith Blakemore for Hannah's Hope. Or to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653. Online guest book, www.luginbuel.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Baxter Bulletin Newspaper, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Obituary was published on August 19, 2013)

Blakemore, Keith Franklin

Keith Franklin Blakemore, 68 a resident of Norfork, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1945 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the son of Frank Glen and Martha Laura English Blakemore. Keith was a corporal with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission where he served as a Crime Scene Tech and held an advanced degree for the same, taught hunters education for 28 years and boating education for 10 years. He was the past president of the Yell County Wildlife Federation, a lifetime member of the NRA, had served as the Vice-President of the Prairie Grove Jaycees and a scoutmaster in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keith owned and operated Blakemore Sports Shop in Prairie Grove for several years and was the co-owner of JS Boats and custom built many river boats for the rivers he loved - the White River and the North Fork. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and especially loved teaching his grandchildren to fish.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Donna Blakemore; four sons, Scott Blakemore and his wife Julie of Mountain Home, Idaho, Shawn Blakemore and his wife Cindy of Springdale, Arkansas, John Lindley and his wife Mariza of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Greg Lindley and his wife Nicole of Rogers, Arkansas; his mother Martha Blakemore of Mountain Home, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Bayleigh, Cody, Donovan, Gavin, Kayla, Louis, Madilyn, Manuel, Sam, and Tony; two great grandchildren, Braelin and Coby. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

at Luginbuel Funeral Home in Prairie Grove. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Grove First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with burial in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. The Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers and provide funeral honors at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hannah's Hope-the Rosh Jenkins Memorial Fund at Cox Health in honor of brain cancer patients-3525 S National Springfield, MO 65807 attn: Lisa Alexander. The memo line should reference Keith Blakemore for Hannah's Hope. Or to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653. Online guest book, www.luginbuel.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Baxter Bulletin Newspaper, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Obituary was published on August 19, 2013)

Blakeney, Jewel Mctigritt

Mrs. Jewel McTigritt Blakeney, age 88, of Danville, AR died Friday, December 8, 1995 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was a native of Bluffton, AR daughter of the late Steven Marlow and Jennie Gilpin McTigritt. She was a retired teacher, postmistress and nurses aides, she was a member of the Danville Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Roy McTigritt and a sister, Elizabeth Robinson Tatum.

Survivors include one daughter, Esther Mayhew of Danville; one sister, Virgie Collins of Keithville, LA; two grandsons, Randy and Jeff Smith of Danville; two great-granddaughters, Sadeirdre Smith and Heather Miles of Danville and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Dr. J. O. Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Pallbearers were Bobby Gist, Leroy Vestal, Dale Lambert, Phillip Robinson, Randy Smith and Jeff Smith. Honorary Olen Payne, Joe Fowler, Dr. Robert A. Bell and Jimmy Norwood. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/13/1995)


Blakeney, Omer Hillary

Omer Hillary Blakeney, 67, of Danville, died Wednesday, November 16, in the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Olio and had lived in Danville for the past 20 years. He was a retired farmer and school teacher, veteran of World War II and a member of the Danville Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Blakeney; a daughter, Mrs. Glen Smith of Danville; and a brother, Jim Blakeney of Hobbs, N.M.

Funeral services were Friday at the Danville Methodist Church by the Rev. C. H. Fanner of Danville and the Rev. Paul Lanier of Fort Smith. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Briggsville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Blalock, Frank

Frank Blalock, 72, of Dardanelle, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at a residence in Dardanelle. The son of Newt and Ida Rebecca Davis Blalock, he was born November 15, 1936 in Russellville. He was a 1954 graduate of Ola High School. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He and Jean McCoy were married on April 12, 1969 in Russellville. Frank was a traffic service specialist with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department for 30 years. He was a member and past Post Commander of the Boyce-Woods Post #3141 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Frank also served on the board of directors of Camp Caudle Christian Camp at Scottsville. He was a long time member of Dardanelle Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed camping with his friends and fly fishing with his grandsons. He also enjoyed gardening and wood working.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kay Roger Blalock.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Blalock, Dardanelle; a stepson, Mike McCoy & wife Sue, Russellville; two stepdaughters, Barbara Dunn & husband Gordon, Russellville, Theresa Smith & husband Larry, Searcy; 5 grandchildren, Dawn Whiting, Russellville, Tiffaney Dunn, Alma, Bridget Hawkins, Little Rock, Matt McCoy, Bella Vista, Kent McCoy, Russellville; 5 great grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Harold Blalock & wife Dean, Plainview, Freddie Blalock, Ola.

Funeral was Monday, February 23, 2009 at Dardanelle Church of Christ. Mr. Ralph Weinhold officiating. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery at Ola by Humphrey Funeral Service with full military honors provided by the Boyce-Woods Post #3141 of the VFW. Memorials may be made to Camp Caudle, PO Box 1084, Russellville, AR 72811. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www. humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Blalock, Freddie

Freddie Blalock, 64, of Ola, AR, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his home in Ola, AR. The son of William and Ida Blalock, he was born November 28, 1946 in Ola, AR. He was a retired lumber grader with Bibler Lumber and worked for the Two Rivers High School in Ola, AR. He was a member of the Ola Methodist Church where he interpreted sermons into sign language for the deaf. He was a role model and a sports enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank Blalock and Kay Roger Blalock.

Survivors include his brother, Harold Blalock and wife Dean of Plainview, AR; his sister-in-law, Jean Blalock of Russellville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Plainview, AR. Tom Mullins and Joe Yates will officiate. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be at 9:00 am on Saturday, one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Freddie Blalock Scholarship Fund C/o First State Bank of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 31, 2011)

Blalock, Harry Franklin

Harry Franklin Blalock, age 58 of Ola died Sunday at his home. He was an insurance agent, a native of Pope County and a Methodist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pauling Seth of Fort Smith and Mrs. Bill McAlister of Russellville; two brothers, Jack Blalock of London and Newt Blalock of Ola; two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Grain and Mrs. Maude Ruble, both of London; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were held January 7 at the London Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1964)

Bland, Dennis Dale

Dennis Dale Bland, 64, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, Texas. He was born March 11, 1949 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Dorman Arthur and Ruth Vaughan Bland.

He was preceded in death by his father Dorman Bland and a brother, Michael Bland. Dennis graduated from Russellville High School in 1967 and Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1971. He was a retired Shift Foreman with Texas Utilities / Luminant Energy, retiring in 2005 after 27 years of service. He was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia and Spanish colonial artifacts. He enjoyed fishing in Canada and model trains. He was an outdoorsman and a faithful Arkansas Razorback and Texas Longhorn fan.

Survivors include his spouse, Dora DeLeon Casas of Rockdale, Texas; children Pedro Casas and wife Sharon of Port Lavaca, Texas; Jessie Casas and wife Amy of Bryan Texas; Rita Casas and fianc Chris Wallace of Rockdale, Texas; his mother Ruth Bland of Dardanelle, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Christopher Casas and Makayla Mitchell of Rockdale, Texas; McKade and McKason Casas of Bryan, Texas; Ethan & Madilynn Casas of Port Lavaca, Texas; sisters Teresa Bland of Dardanelle; Lea Ann Woods and husband Jerry Don, of Dardanelle; sister-in-law Mary Jean Bland of Jay, New York; nieces Nikki Sandlin and husband John, and their children Jake and Rhett of London, Arkansas; Natalie Tarte and husband Christopher, and their children Hattie, Sam, and Gracie of San Antonio, Texas; Sarah Heil and husband Scott, and their son Logan of Gloucester, Massachusetts; and nephew Matthew Bland of Arlington, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 24 at 2 PM at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, Arkansas. The family will receive visitors one hour before services at the Cornwell Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Koman, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or to a charity of the givers choice. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. June 26, 2013, On-Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

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