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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)

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)


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