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Bottoms, Marvin Lee

Marvin Lee Bottoms, age 82 of Belleville died Saturday, October 30, 2004, in Danville. He was born June 4, 1922, in Briggsville to the late Walter and Lillie Vaughn Bottoms. He retired after 30 years from Wayne Poultry, attended the Baptist Church, and was a World War II Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Leodia Stout and Leonia Elliott, and a grandson, John Carl Short, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hazel Christen Webb Bottoms; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Melvin and Sandy Bottoms of Belleville, Glynn Bottoms of Belleville, Lynn Bottoms of Havana; three daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley and Johnny Short of Chickalah, Patsy Gray of Belleville, Karen Meek of Danville; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Davis Hawkins officiating. Interment was held at Mt Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Pallbearers were Terry Vaughn, Michael Vaughn, Steven Vaughn, Ronnie Wiser, Daniel Kimball, Billy Don Vaughn and Rocky Vaughn. Under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 3, 2004)


Bottoms, Myrtle Elliott

Mrs. Myrtle Elliott Bottoms, age 75, of North Little Rock, and a native of Briggsville, died early Thursday morning at the Jacksonville Hospital. Mrs. Bottoms was the daughter of the late Nathan and Vennetta Ray Elliott, the widow of Ervin Bottoms. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock and a housewife.

Survivors include six sons, Leroy Bottoms, Tommy Bottoms, Homer Lee Bottoms, all of North Little Rock, Robert of Florida, Leo Bottoms of Dumas, and Jimmy Bottoms of Georgia; four daughters, Mrs. Evy Summett of Dardanelle, Mrs. Willie Underwood of Oklahoma, Mrs. Glenna Long of North Little Rock and Mrs. Lela Bond of Michigan; 31 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in The First Pentecostal Church 52 Place, North Little Rock, with Rev. Joel N. Holmes officiating. Graveside services were at 3:00 p. m. at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, at Briggsville. Arrangements and services by Cornwall, Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 3-24-1982)


Bottoms, Walter Lee

Walter Lee Bottoms, age 75 of Bluffton, died January 14 in the Danville hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bluffton First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Vaughn Bottoms; one son, Marvin Bottoms of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Elliott of Dumas and Mrs. Leodia Stout of Gould; one brother, Ervin Bottoms of Tamo; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Vaughn of Bluffton, Mrs. Pearl Bennyfield of McCrory, and Mrs. Georgia Gaylor of Oklahoma; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday in the Bluffton Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1964)

Bourgeois, Delores Thersa "Dodie"

Delores "Dodie" Thersa Bourgeois, age 61, of Greenwood passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Sparks Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born October 24, 1951 in Thibodaux, Louisiana to Thomas & Elodie Hebert Bourgeois. She was retired form Whirlpool in Fort Smith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Bourgeois; brothers, Roland & Jimmy Bourgeois.

Survivors include her mother, Elodie Bourgeois of Thibodaux, LA.; daughter, Dora Cruz of Greenwood; son, Delvin Dupre III of Greenwood; granddaughter, Katelynn Dupre of Greenwood; brother, Junius Bourgeois of LA.; sister, Hilda Chiasson of LA.; sister, Dorothy Crochet of LA.; brother, Wallace Bourgeois of LA.; brother, Lawrence Bourgeois of CA.; brother, David Bourgeois of LA.; brother, Chris Bourgeois of LA.; brother, Stanley of LA.; sister, Elis Bourgeois of LA.

Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 30, 2013)

Bouton, Thelma Buckner

Thelma Buckner Bouton, 91 of Little Rock, passed away at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville on February 14, 2007. She was born February 19, 1915, in Decatur to the late John and Dolly Buckner. She was the former secretary with the State Department of Education. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) where her late husband served as National President from 1982-1984. She was a member of the Martindale Extension Homemakers Club and Highland Valley United Methodist Church where she enjoyed the friendship of the members of the Faith Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Bouton and stepson Arthur F. Bouton, Jr.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Ellen Bouton Moudy Capehart; grandsons, Lt. Col. (retired) Phil and Mary Ann Corbin Moudy, Danville, Dr. Cliff and Cinda Hickman, VA, Joel and Elsa Hickman, Columbus, OH; granddaughter Marilyn Moudy Hogan, Carthage, TX; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and special cousin, Donna Robinson, OR.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Highland Valley United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Kurt Boggan officiating. Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Little Rock. Arrangements under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 21, 2007)


Bowden, Ada

Mrs. Ada Bowden, age 63, of Belleville died Nov. 28th in a Little Rock hospital, after an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services were held at the Belleville Methodist Church, Nov. 30th with Interment at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 4, 1947)


Bowden, Arthur Garfield "Art"

Arthur Garfield "Art" Bowden, age 67, of Atkins died Thursday, February 26, 1987 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, and son of the late Sparling and Unie Ringer Bowden.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Oweda Bowden; a son, James Bowden of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Cathy Lackey of Russellville and Linda Alexander of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Robert Bowden of Fort Collins, Colo. and Bo Bowden of Russellville; two sisters, Lona Slayden of England and Betty Taylor of Las Vegas, N. M. and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle. Burial will be in Ringer Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Bowden, Burl

Burl Bowden, 77 of Belleville, died at the Yell County Hospital February 2. He was the son of the late William and Mary Josephine Smith Bowden.

Survivors include his wife, Vera of the home; two sons, J.C. of Spokane, Wash. And Fred of Belleville; two daughters, Miss Katherine Bowden of San Bernadina, Calif, and Mrs. Helen Reber of Caldwell, Idaho; one brother, Truman Bowden of Denver, Cold; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Harkness of Little Rock and Mrs. John Harkness of Belleville; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was held Tuesday in the Belleville Methodist Church by Rev. J.T. Holland. Casket bearers were: Olen Payne, Drcwy Payne, Johnny Walker, Jack Taylor, Grady Apple and Clyde Bull. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1964)

Bowden, Clomer Lee

Clomer Lee Bowden, age 65 years, died suddenly in a Booneville Hospital, August 19, 1948.

He had been a resident of Belleville for many years and is survived by two daughters, Ann of Little Rock and Mrs. E. L. Smith of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Harkness, Belleville; Mrs. Nellie Harkness of Little Rock; six brothers, Fred, Homer and Bud of Belleville; Truman of Little Rock, Jess of Mena and Lawrence, Texarkana, TX.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Belleville with Rev. Billy Dennis pastor, officiating. Internment was at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 26, 1948)


Bowden, Eva Weldon

Baldwyn: Eva Weldon Bowden, age 74, died Wednesday, Jan 24, 2001 at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired seamstress for Relax-O-Lounger and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Chapel with Jerry Ozbirn officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Charles K. Bowden Sr. of Baldwyn; one daughter, Eva Bowden Taylor of Baldwyn and her fianc Carl Minter; two sons, Charles K. Bowden Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Lyme, N. H., and Berton Bowden and his wife, Gail, of Mooreville; one sister, Edna Cheatham of Oxford; Ala.; two brothers, Nolen Weldon of Oxford, Ala., and Samuel Weldon of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren, Danielle Taylor, Eric Bowden, David Bowden, Kim Priest, David Melton and, Marty Bowden; two great-grandchildren, Shana Priest and Dillon Brady Bowden; one aunt, Maggie Lee Taylor of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; J. S. "Slim" Weldon and Eva Weldon. Pallbearers will be Shane Pennington, Carl Minter, Nick McGuff, Sonny Weeks, Eric Bowden and Jimmy Cunningham. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by Samuel Weldon, Newspaper: Tupelo Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1/25/2001)


Bowden, Fred

Fred Bowden, age 69, of Belleville died Saturday at the Danville Clinic. A native of Pope County, he was a farmer and a Methodist. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 9, 1950)


Bowden, Georgia Lee

Georgia Lee Bowden, age 54, of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was a daughter of the late Ralph Cleveland Titsworth, Sr. born December 27, 1946, in Colorado Springs, CO.

Survivors include her husband, William Lee Bowden; five sons, Eddie Bowden of Pottsville, AR, Mark Bowden of New Iberia, LA, Mike and Donny Bowden both of Russellville, AR and Scotty Bowden of Huntsville, AL; a daughter, Sandra Parrish of Russellville, AR; her mother, Frances Titsworth of Russellville, AR; two brothers, Ralph Titsworth, Jr. and Robbie Titsworth both of Russellville, AR; five sisters, Debbie Hubbard, Toni Covey, Denise Foshee and Melanie Titsworth all of Russellville and Cheryl Mathis of Pottsville, AR and fourteen grandchildren. The body was cremated.

A memorial service was August 28, 2001 at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Joe Titsworth and Rev. Chuck Roach officiating. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2001)


Bowden, Lawrence A.

Lawrence A. Bowden, age 73, Texarkana, Texas, Formerly of Belleville, died in a Texarkana hospital October22, 1952. He was a retired lumberman.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; two daughters, Lucille of the home and Mrs. Bates Furlow, Sallisaw, Okla.; two sons, Gene, Camden and Joel of Texarkana; two sisters, Mrs. John Harkness, Belleville and Mrs. Clyde Harkness of Little Rock; three brothers, brothers, Burl, Belleville, Jess, Mena and Truman, Little Rock; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 30, 1952)


Bowden, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Bowden, age 58, of Russellville, AR died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at the Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Paris. She was a daughter of the late William Harvey and Ruby Nell Holloway Bowden, born April 3, 1943, in Dardanelle, AR. She was an employee of Star Industries and attended First Free Will Baptist Church of Russellville.

Survivors include, brother and sister-in-law, William Lee and Georgia Bowden of Russellville and five nephews and one niece, Eddie, Mark, Mike Donny and Scottie Bowden and Sandy Parrish.

Graveside service and burial will be 2 PM Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Ringer Cemetery near Centerville with Rev. Joe Titsworth officiating. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 PM, Wednesday evening, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Friendship Community Care, Make-A-Wish Foundation, PO Drawer 2109, Russellville, AR (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 13, 2001)


Bowden, Mary Kathryn

Miss Mary Kathryn Bowden, age 81, of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, May 6, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was a retired waitress and a member of the Belleville Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, J. C. and Fred Bowden.

Survivors include a sister, Helen Reber of Danville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service was May 8, 1997 at the Belleville United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Gramling officiating. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Nephews served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 1997)


Bowden, Olan James

Olan James Bowden, age 61, of Russellville, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. A son of the late James Garfield and Othel Kendrick Bowden, he was born March 26, 1941, in Russellville. He had retired after twenty years of service from the Goodyear Service Center in Russellville, and was a United States Navy veteran, where he served for four years at sea in the Atlantic Ocean during the Cuban crisis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, David Dixon, and a sister, Roxie Hale.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Elizabeth Ann Bowden; two sons, Jim Bowden of Dardanelle and Jerry Bowden of Dover; a brother, Harold U. Dixon of Conway, a sister, Frances H. Donahou of Russellville; a step-brother, Leon Ketcherside of Russellville; a step-sister, Katherine Underhill of Russellville; four grandchildren, Shelly, James, Jarret and Hannah Bowden; and several nephews and nieces, including Cathy Brourne.

Funeral service was September 20, 2002, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Bob Moore and Elder Harold Stumbaugh officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Brad Moore, Allan Criswell, Gary and David Carothers, Michael "Bo" Bolanis and Ron Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Goodyear. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 25, 2002)


Bowden, Rick Don "Rickey"

Rickey Don Bowden, age 57, of Danville died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born August 26, 1956 at Russellville to Robert and Betty Avey Bowden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Bowden; stepson, John Paul Hathron.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bowden of Danville; a daughter, Kimberly Smith of Bentonville; six brothers, Ron Bowden of Texas, Robert Bowden Jr of Russellville, Kenneth Bowden of Kansas, Danny Bowden of Colorado, Randy Bowden of Nebraska, Timm Bowden of Colorado; three sisters, Brenda Cochran of Atkins, Penn Street of Colorado, Sherry Penfold of Colorado; three grandchildren.

Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneraIhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 18, 2013)

Bowden, Ruby Christine

Ruby Christine Bowden of Ola died peacefully July 11, 2002. She was born May 1, 1935 in Heavner, OK to Omer and Dovie Jackson of Forrester, OK. She married James Wayne Bowden on November 19th, 1950.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Glenda Bowden and her husband, James Bowden.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Courin of Plainview, AR, Linda Crawford of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Sharon Stafford of Parlier, CA and Debra Beer of Reedley, CA; her companion, William Hulsey of Ola, AR; an aunt, Nona Sliger of Reedley, CA; two brothers, Pete and James Jackson of Lowell, Arkansas. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were July 12, 11:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. James Lowe officiating. Burial was in Mendocino Cemetery, Parlier, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 17, 2002)


Bowen, Butch

Butch Bowen, age 50, of Russellville, AR died Friday, March 8, 2002 at his home. He was born July 8, 1951 in Forrest City, AR to the late John Edward and Maggie May Kimbal Bowen. He was a Baptist, a Vietnam Army Veteran and a member of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cierra Michelle Bowen.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Butch and Gena Bowen of Newbern, TN, Donnie & Angela Partain of Dardanelle, AR, John and Tara Bowen of Russellville, AR and Douglas Bowen of Plainview, AR; a daughter, Shannon Bowen of Dardanelle, AR; a sister, Evelyn Scroggins of Lonoke, AR; nine grandchildren and a special friend, Brenda McPherson of Plainview, AR.

A memorial service will be announced by the family at a later date. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 13, 2002)


Bowen, Cierra Michelle

Cierra Michelle Bowen, age 15 months, of Dardanelle, AR, daughter of John and Tara Buchanan Bowen died Sunday, September 5, 1999 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born May 23, 1998 in Russellville, AR.

Survivors other than her parents are, two brothers, John Bowen, Jr. and her twin brother, Justin Bowen both of the home; paternal grandfather, Butch Bowen of Oregon; paternal grandmother, Brenda McPherson of Dardanelle, AR; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Lonnie and Sharon Buchanan of Pleasant Plains, AR; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary and R. G. Norwood of Dardanelle, AR; also several uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives.

Service was September 7, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Paul Seay. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Mack Bowen, Donnie Partin, Tony Vick and Westel Templeton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)


Bowen, Clarence Aubry

Clarence Aubry Bowen, age 73, died Monday in the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Rover, a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, a member of Plainview Masonic Lodge and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Ethel Bowen; one son, Clarence Bowen of North Little Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Melba Dean Besancen and Mrs. Ida Ann Knight of Little Rock, and Mrs. Mary Dotts Long of Kansas City, Kans.; one brother, George Bowen of Hot Springs; and 10 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 15, 1962)

Bowen, Gerald Wayne

Gerald Wayne Bowen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bowen of North Little Rock, died October 28.

Survivors include his parents: two sisters, Brenda Kay and Mary Louise of the home; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Fawlks of Quitman and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bowen of Rover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 9, 1961)

Bowen, Lottie Mae

HOT SPRINGS - Miss Lottie Mae Bowen, age 81, of Hot Springs, a retired Sunset Drive-in cashier, died Thursday. She was a former J. J. Newberry Co. soda-fountain manager, a past Noble Grand of Rebecca Lodge, a past Matron of the National Park chapter 568 of the Order of the Easter Star, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 2278 and Highland Presbyterian Church.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at Highland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Hot Springs Funeral Home.

Survivors are a brother, Tucker Bowen of Hot Springs, and a sister, Mrs. Sue James of Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 10/13/1988)


Bowen, Loyd Wayne

Loyd Wayne Bowen, age 72, of Booneville, AR passed away Sunday, February 20, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a founding member of the gospel singing group "The Believers" and was the assistant manager at Town Country Supermarket in Booneville. He was also the chairman of the deacon board at Parkview Baptist Church in Booneville and was the music director at the church. He spent most of his life in both the grocery business and singing gospel music. He met his wife, Carolyn, as a member of the "Sunshine Trio" and they would form "The Believers together in 1968, recording eight albums and touring the country extensively. His first employment in the area was at Shipley Baking Company in Fort Smith and from there he opened Loyd's Food Mart in Booneville and he and his wife also built East Mart IGA, and were the owners-operators of Quality Discount Furniture before he returned to the grocery industry as an assistant manager at John's IGA in Booneville. He was a graduate of Danville High School.

He was preceded in death by, his parents, Home and Willa Mills) Bowen and a brother-in-law, A. C. Tygart.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bowen of Booneville, AR; one sister, Roberta Esterling of Booneville, AR; two nephews and nieces-in-law, Mike and Sammy Tygart and Phil and Carol Tygart; one niece and nephew-in-law, Karen and Reza Ghassimi; a sister-in-law, Wendy Tygart; his mother-in-law, Willie Wright; six great-nephews; chosen family, Janet and Harold Heslep and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, February 24, at Parkview Baptist Church with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in; Booneville, AR. Pallbearers will be, Reza Ghassimi, Mike Tygart, Phil Tygart, Wesley Fish, Ben Springer, Mike Walker, Raymond Bull and Scott VanDevender. Honorary will be the deacons at Parkview Baptist Church and employees of John's IGA and Town Country Supermarket. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 23, 2000)


Bowen, Orval Dixon "Cottontop"

Orval Dixon "Cottontop" Bowen, age 88, of Rover died early Thursday morning, March 4, 1982 in the Yell County Hospital at Danville. He was a native of Rover, son of the late W.D, (Will) and Amanda Umphers Bowen, He was a lifelong resident of Rover, a retired farmer and construction worker, a member of the Rover Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Willine Bowen Childres.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez Cathey Bowen of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Monroe Hunt of Plainview and Miss Laveana Bowen of Conway; one brother, Tucker Bowen of Hot Springs; two sisters, Miss Lottie Bowen and Mrs. Benard (Sue) James, both of Hot Springs; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Milles and Rev Jack McKennon officiating. Interment was In the Hunt Memorial Cemetery in Rover. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-10-1982)


Bowen, Susan Leta

Mrs. Susan Leta Bowen, age 80, died in a Little Rock hospital Monday, March 30, 1959. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and had lived most of her life in Yell County.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Womack of Danville; four sons, Herbert Bowen of Danville, Homer Bowen of Booneville, Clifton Bowen of Bauxite and Matt Bowen of Benton; two sisters Mrs. Lena George of Danville and Mrs. Ola Dean of Belleville; two brothers, Vandyke Frost and Jess Frost of Danville; thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 5, 1959)


Bowen, William D.

William D. Bowen, age 70, native of Rover, Yell County, died in Hot Springs Friday night. He was a native of Rover and served as representative of Yell County in the state assembly in 1932. He was a retired carpenter.

He is survived by two sons and three daughters, two brothers, C. A. Bowen of Rover and George of Hot Springs. Mr. Bowen had lived in Hot Springs for many years. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 8-6-1959)


Bowen, William D.

William D. Bowen, age 79, died at Hot Springs on July 31, 1959. He was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by two sons, Tucker Bowen of Hot Springs and Orville Bowen of Rover; three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Bowen and Mrs. Bernard James of Hot Springs and Mrs. Lindsey Childers of Carrollton, Mo, two brother, George Bowen of Hot Springs and C. A. Bowen of Rover; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 6, 1959)


Bowerman, Bennett Eugene

Bennett Eugene Bowerman, age 43, of Magazine, AR passed away June 11, 2005 near Magazine, AR. He loved hunting, fishing and working in the garden. He was a rock layer.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Kay Bowerman of the home; a daughter, Kristen Leigh Herrod of Malvern, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony Wayne and Carolyn of Louisville, KY and Spencer Eugene and Cristy Bridges of Lavaca, AR; his parents, Bennett and Billie Bowerman; one brother, Charles Raymond Bowerman of Paris, AR; two sisters, Melinda Myers of Havana, AR and Mona Spradley of Ft. Smith, AR; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2006 at the Faith Pentecostal Church in Paris, AR with burial at Paintrock Cemetery near Paris, AR. Funeral under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, AR. Pallbearers will be Randy Spradley, Shane Haney, Larry Burlison, Roger James, Clifford Bridges and Ricky Bridges. Honorary will be Lee Myers, Herman Peedin, Jimmy Robinson, David Reider, Adolph Forst, Ken Huffman and Joe Bridges. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 15, 2005)


Bowerman, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Bowerman, age 76, of Danville, died Friday at a Little Rock hospital.

She is survived by two sons, Leo Bowerman of Little Rock and Dwight Bowerman of Danville, three daughters, Mrs. Selma Lee of Little Rock, Mrs. Wilma Powers of Nampa, Ida., and Mrs. Marie Cherry of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Avery of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Ernestine Black of Danville, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 2, 1956)


Bowers, Charles (Mrs.)

Mrs. Charles Bowers, age 35, of Oxnard, Calif., died at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard on February 28. She was born and raised in Danville, was a graduate of Danville High School, and was a member the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Carol Sue. 10; two sons, Charles Ray, 6, and an infant as yet unnamed her father, Henry Howard of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Moudy of Belleville, Mrs. A. L. Stewart of Plainview and Mrs. Ed Jacquemine of Little Rock and three brothers, Joe, Woodrow and Jim Howard of Port Hueme, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, March 5, 1959)


Bowers, J. V. (Mrs.)

Mrs. J. V. Bowers died at her home here January 23 after a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Macie Winchell and Mrs. Maude Bowen; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kuhn, of Newellton, La.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 31, 1952)


Bowers, James V.

James Bowers, aged 79, of Danville, died Friday at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Ola, a retired farmer and had lived here 35 years. He was a member of the Danville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Bowen and Mrs. Macie Winchell, both of Danville; one sister, Mrs. Rose Epperson of Waldron; five grand children and seven great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 19, 1961)

Bowers, Kerry Joe

Kerry Joe Bowers, age 44, of Jonesboro, AR died July 8, 2000 in Mtn. Home, AR in Lake Norfork. His body was recovered July 19th in 144 of water. He was born November 13, 1957 in Aurora, IL to Barbara Dobbs. He graduated in 1974 from Jonesboro High School and was owner and operator of University Signs Company in Jonesboro. He was a member of Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He is survived by, his long time loving companion, Marsha Medlock of Jonesboro, AR; his mother, Barbara Dobbs of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Ricky Lee Bowers and Paul Miller both of Jonesboro, AR; a sister, Ramona Dunnam of Russellville, AR; a niece, Angela Hunt of Plainview, AR; a nephew, Bubba Dunnam of Rover, AR and his beloved dogs.

Graveside service was held at Swifton with Sonny Allen officiating. Pallbearers were, State Representative Bobby Lee Trammell, Dickey Howell, Denny Elder, Wayne Weston, Gary Holiday and Danny Stevens. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Yell County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 2, 2000)


Bowlan, Lorene

Lorene Bowlan, age 83, of Shawnee, OK, died Thursday at a local nursing home. She was born September 13, 1915 near Ola, AR to Milton and Ollie Bishop Sullivan. She married Orvan Bowlan June 2, 1935 in Shawnee. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and lived in and around Shawnee most of her life.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Veld and Bob DeBolt of Tulsa, OK and Patricia McQuerry of Shawnee; sons and daughter-in-law, Royce Bowlan of Tulsa, OK and Steve and Kathy Bowlan of Shawnee; a sister, Ruby Wills on of Shawnee, OK; a daughter-in-law, Kitty Bowlan of Collinsville; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and a sister.

Services were held Saturday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church building fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Bowman, Juanita (Hodges)

Juanila Hodges Bowman, age 92, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born November 20, 1918 at Dardanelle to the late Ben and Chillie Jenkins Hodges.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Boye Bowman; two sisters, Bobbie Glen and Mary Bunting; one brother, Ricky Ben Hodges.

Survivors include one son, Larry Bowman of Dardanelle; one sister, Laverne Moore of Dardanelle; one grandson, Rusty Bowman of Dardanelle; two great grandchildren, Peyton Bowman of Dardanelle and Blayne Stemple of Springdale; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Bob Lloyd and Ethan Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers: Tim Bull, Justin Bull, Jason Bull, Hunter Coffman, Jeffery Coffman, Stewart Richey. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 25, 2011)

Box, Ronnie Joel

Ronnie Joel Box, Sr. age 67, of Danville, AR died Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at his home. He was born April 21, 1936 in Provencale, LA to the late Joel C. "Red" and Lena Teresa Knapp Box. He was a retired mechanic for True Value Hardware in Danville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Joel Box, Jr.

Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Polly Box of Farmington, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Ronda and Jerry Pool of Danville, AR; one brother, Gerald "Butch" Box of Dallas, TX; one sister, Janice Sayers of Memphis, TN; three grandchildren and two nephews.

Memorial service was Monday, June 2, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003)


Boyce, John Wesley

John Wesley Boyce was born October 5, 1883 and passed away August 7, 1952 at his home in Ola. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, Walter of Magnolia, Joe of Little Rock and Bud of Little Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Garland Hammons of North Little Rock; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 14, 1952)


Boyce, Maudie J. Pitts

Mrs. Maudie J. Pitts Boyce, age 92, of Little Rock, mother of C. J. Boyce of Plainview, died Tuesday, January 27, 1987.

Survivors also include another son, James B. Pitts of Etna, Calif. four daughters, Grace Page of Yerrington, Nev., Louise Covington of Little Rock, Wanda McCoy of Heber Springs and Bonnie Puckett of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 11 a. m. Friday at Harris Cemetery in Yell County. Burial will be by Huson Funeral Home of Little Rock. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Boyce, Maudie J. Pitts

Mrs. Maudie J. Pitts Boyce, age 92, of Little Rock, mother of C. J. Boyce of Plainview, died Tuesday, January 27, 1987.

Survivors also include another son, James B. Pitts of Etna, Calif. four daughters, Grace Page of Yerrington, Nev., Louise Covington of Little Rock, Wanda McCoy of Heber Springs and Bonnie Puckett of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Friday at Harris Cemetery in Yell County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-4-1987)


Boyce, Walter John

Walter John Boyce, age 55; of Danville died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Walker of Belleville Rt. Monday, February 22, 1960. He was the son of John W. and Etta Lee Barnes Boyce and was married to Luna Mason in 1929. He was a Methodist and a lifelong resident of Yell County. Survivors, in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Gene Joyner of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Jack Walker of Belleville Rt. and Mrs. Mack Grayson of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. two sons, Walter John Boyce Jr. of Danville an Joe Frank Boyce of Ola; his mother, Mrs. John Boyce of North Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Garland Hammons of North Little Rock; two brothers, Joe Boyce of Little Rock and Cedric Boyce of Dewitt; and 13 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 25, 1960)


Boyce, Walter John "Bud"

Walter John "Bud" Boyce, Jr. age 70, of Greenwood, AR died Monday, October 6, 1997 at his home. He was a retired truck driver, U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Boyce and a grandson, John William Boyce.

Survivors a daughter, Paulette Boyce of Huntington, AR; three sons, Richard Boyce of Greenwood, Larry Boyce of Ft. Smith and Joe Wesley Boyce of Lafayette, IN; 10 grandchildren, Marcus Standridge of Parks, AR, Joy Boyce, Jr of Hot Springs, AR, Christopher Boyce of Thermoplis, WY; Jimmy Boyce of Greenwood, AR, Coyd W. Boyce of Lafayette, IN, Lisa Coleman of Mansfield, AR, Tina Loudermilk of Mira Loma, CA, Lana Grace of W. Lafayette, IN, Julie Mills of Huntington, AR and Lisa Marie Boyce of Ft. Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was October 9 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 1997)


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