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Booker, Douglas Craig

Douglas Craig Booker, age 39, a resident of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at his home. He was born June 12, 1961 to Harry and Evelyn Kong Booker of San Diego, CA. Following service in the U. S. Navy, he returned to Dover, where he lived with other family members. He received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University in Restaurant and Hotel Management and remained in the Russellville area working as a chef.

He is survived by, his father, Harry Dean Booker of London, Ontario, Canada; a brother, Steven Booker of Houston, TX; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Haladay of Carter Lake, IA; four aunts and uncles, Don Norma Booker, Dover, Alls Robert & Eileen Booker, Tulsa, OK, Robert & Maureen Steuben, Dover, AR and Earl Shirley Hafel, Weatherford, TX; three nephews and two nieces.

The family held a memorial service July 17 at the Catfish N in Dardanelle. The body was cremated. Arrangements under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Kidney Foundation. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 19, 2000)


Booth, Caroline

Mrs. Caroline Booth, aged 77, died Sunday at the hospital at Danville. She was a native of Sharp County and had lived at Danville 17 years.

Survivors include three sons, Alvin, of Aurora, Ill. Bryan of Muleshoe, Tex. and Cleo of Hardy; four daughters Mrs. Luther Bumpas of Campbell, Mo., Mrs. Walter Ababee of Desha, Mrs. Irene Dotson of Danville and Miss Beulah Booth of Ravenden; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 17, 1955)


Boothe, Abie

Abie Boothe, age 89, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville, AR. She was born October 11, 1913 in Carden Bottom, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Ollie Mae Hardbarger Eubanks. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Carden Bottom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Boothe; a son, Wade Boothe; a daughter, Mary Nell Booth; a grandson, Randy Campbell; four brothers, Erby, Claude, Charlie and Grady Eubanks and a sister, Trudy Armour.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ola and Manuel Campbell of Centerville, AR and Lola and Paul Strnad of Dardanelle, AR; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 5, 2003 at Brearley Cemetery by Rev. Wayne Bookout. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 9, 2003)


Boothe, Delma Leon

Delma Leon Boothe, age 80 of Centerville, died Friday, June 18, 2010 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born November 13, 1929 at Bryants Cove, AR to the late Olga and Hazel Grant Boothe. He was a member of the Centerville First Baptist Church and the Council Oaks Masonic Lodge in Dardanelle.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Nell McGlothin Boothe of Centerville; one son, Greg Boothe and wife, Connie of Centerville; one daughter, Vickie Kneeland and husband, Steve of Dardanelle; two brothers, Norman and Carlis Boothe, both of Centerville; two grandsons, Justin Boothe of Centerville and Dalton Kneeland of Dardanelle; one great-grandson, Blake Boothe of Plainview.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, 2010 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bobby Loyd and Brother Jim Whitlock officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Robbie Titsworth, Tim Barnes, Loyd Grill, Leroy McGuire, Doyle Claypool and Kenneth Davenport. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook Cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010)


Boothe, I. A. "Uncle Ike"

Mr. I. A. Boothe, ("Uncle Ike" to a wide circle of close friends who knew and loved him) aged 77 years, was found dead in bed Wednesday morning at his home five miles southeast of Dardanelle. He was in good health and spirits when he retired at his customary time Tuesday night and his death is attributed to an acute heart attack.

The funeral service, conducted by Rev. F. G. Dodson and Rev. F. E. Stevenson, was held this afternoon, the burial, in charge of the Cornwell Funeral Home, being in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Boothe, a native of Mississippi, had been a resident of this community for nearly sixty years. He was a substantial farmer and stockraiser, a leader in his chosen avocation, and a man of great usefulness and worth to his community. No immediate blood relatives survive Mr. Boothe, but Mrs. T. B. Bolin, who with her husband, reside on the Boothe farm, is an adopted daughter. Mr. Charley Dodd, of near Mt. Nebo, was also raised by Mr. and Mrs. Booth, the latter of whom passed away in 1917. The death of a man like "Uncle Ike" Boothe is a distinct loss to his community, his County and his State, and all who knew him are saddened, and grieved at his going. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 27, 1938 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Boothe, Neva Maude (Sexton)

Mrs. Neva Maude Sexton Boothe, 77, died at her home, Dardanelle Route 1. Friday evening. A native of Paris, Texas, Mrs. Boothe was a daughter of Mack and Ann Rcbinson Sexton. She had lived in the Carden Bottom community since 1913. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors are three sons, Clyde Jones, of Danville; Cecil Jonse of the home, and William Jones of Burney, Calif., four step-sons, Murray Boothe, Olga Boothe, Hoyt, of Carden Bottom, and Will Boothe of Altheimer; one daughter, Mrs. Cordia Rainey of Centerville; one brother, Lee Sexton of Centerville, 30 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Slaty Crossing church Sunday afternoon at 2, with Ministers Tommy Breashears and Dewey Kinder officiating. Burial was in the New Hope cemetery. Service were in charge of Cornwell Funeral service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 16, 1967 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Boothe, Ola A. (Merritt)

Mrs. Ola Boothe (nee Merritt) was born October 6th, 1877. She departed this life February 18, 1921. On December 16, 1900, she was married to I. A. Boothe, Jr. To this union were born seven children, five boys and two girls, all of whom are still living.

She is also survived by her husband, her father, one sister and two brothers, besides many other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her untimely going away. At an early age she professed faith in Christ and joined the M. E. Church, South. She was always willing and ready to do anything she could for the Master's cause. Mrs. Boothe was a wife and mother kind and loving, giving herself always unselfishly to the service of those she loved. One day last winter she became ill, then after several weeks of illness, one day when the earth was white with snow, the Savior came and took her home to the Great White City. She is greatly missed in church and community.

Funeral services were conducted by her Pastor, Rev. Riley Jones. E. B. WILSON. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 7, 1921 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Boothe, Ruby Hulsey

Ruby Hulsey Boothe, age 87, of Dardanelle, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. She was born August 6, 1920 in Yell County to the late James and Sena Coker Hulsey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Murry Boothe; son, Jackie L. Boothe; daughter, Linda Boothe McClure.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Humphries of Dardanelle, Shirley Deese of Russellville, Margaret Creason and her husband Ron of North Little Rock; three sisters, Dale Grogan, Betty Guillen of California, Jewel Brown of Dardanelle; son-in-law, Louis McClure of Acworth, GA; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 1, 2008 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Rev. James Whitlock officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis McClure, Clayton and Kyle McClure, Marty Boothe, Rodney Creason, and Jerry Hall. Memorials may be made to Dardanelle Senior Center, 701 North 5th, Dardanelle, AR 72834, or Centerville First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 85, Centerville, AR 72829. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 6, 2008)


Boren, Isaac Ross

DARDANELLE - Isaac Ross Boren, 45, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, November 14, 1984 at his home. He was the son of the late Edgar Boren.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lillie Boren of Dardanelle; four sisters, Beulah Moore and Linda Avey of Dardanelle, Eddie Jean Withnell of Russellville and Bessie Howard of Danville, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Friday at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. Bob Huie. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Boss, Dewitt M.

Dewitt M. Boss, 70 of Waveland died November 12, 1956 while working at a sawmill at Waveland. He apparently died of a heart attack.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Meda Short Boss, two daughters, Mrs. Gussie Wiser of Bellglade, Fla. And Mrs. Vera Jestice of Waveland; a son, David Boss of Brawley, Calif; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Lester Boss of Greeneville, Tex. And one sister, Mrs. May Rowland of Heavener, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 22, 1956)


Boss, Elgie Hugh

Elgie Hugh Boss, age 70, of Jacksonville, AR, formerly of Waveland, AR, died Monday, May 18, 1998 at Rebsamen Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born February 1, 1928 in Waveland, Yell County, AR to the late Fred and Leslie Shott Boss. He was a WWII Air Force Veteran and a member of the Jacksonville VFW.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jo Ann Pearce Boss; three sons, Elgie Guy Boss, Ricky Boss and Terry Lee Boss all of Jacksonville, AR; a daughter, Patty Jo Adomatis of Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Loree Darter and Sue Stanton both of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service was May 21, 1998 at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Interment was in Piney Cemetery, Waveland, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Charles Davis, John Keeling, Michael Dortch, Dempsey Bly, Greg Howard and Mickey Green. Honorary Dr. J. O. Pennington, Bill Wilson and Jim Wilson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 27, 1998)


Boss, Meda Mae (Shott)

Mrs. Meda Mae Shott Boss, age 90, of Beltsville, MD (formerly of Yell County) died Thursday, May 5, in Maryland. Mrs. Boss was a native of Yell County, Arkansas, daughter of the late David W. and Gertrude McBride Shott. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of The Church of God of Abrahamic Faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gussie Boss Wiser of Beltsville, MD; one son, David Henry Boss of ElCentro, CA; 12 grand-children, 13 great-grand- children and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Monday, May 9, in the Waveland Community Church by Rev. Hulon Wiser. Interment was in Piney Cemetery near Waveland by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. Nephews served as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 11, 1983)

Bostic, Ethel Poe

Mrs. Ethel Poe Bostic, age 95, of Adona mother of Lettie Whitfield of Dardanelle and Pearlie B. Wright of Russellville, died Monday, September 2, 1985.

Survivors also include a son, a brother, a sister, a half-brother, four half-sisters, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were today. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bostick, Lucille

Lucille Bostick, age 88, of Casa, AR died Friday, February 23, 2001 at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola, AR. She was born October 13, 1912 in Perry County, AR to Joseph J. and Emma Gene Baskins Bostick. She was a former employee of the Yell County Nursing Home and was a member of the Casa Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral service was February 24, 2001 at the Casa Church of Christ officiating by Mr. Neal Chisum. Burial was in Fowler Cemetery at Casa, AR under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Casa Church of Christ. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2001)


Bostick, Millard W.

OLA - Millard W. Bostick, age 77, of Ola died Thursday, May 1, 1986 at his home. He was married to the late Ova Cleo Turner Bostick and was the son of the late Floyd Thomas Bostick and Rosa Belle Baskins Bostick. He was a Mason and a retired supervisor for the Rock Island Railroad for more than 30 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Louise Cobb of Ola, Nova Sue Duvall of Russellville and Glenda Manbeck of State College, Pa.; one brother, Clarence Bostick of Ripley, Term.; two sisters, Hattie Cannen of Holland, Mo. and Mattie Cannen of Hackett; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 am., Monday, May 5, at the Ola United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Grimmett. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery at Adona by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. Pallbearers Active: Bob Jordan, Marvin Raniey, James Long, Connie Coker, Herbert Alexander and Hartsell Lewis. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p. m. today at Humphrey Funeral Home at Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Bostick, Rosa Bell (Baskin)

Mrs. Rosa Bell Baskin Bostick, aged 92, of Ola died Saturday. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, M. W. Bostick of Ola and C. L. Bostick of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Cannon of Missouri and Mrs. Margaret Cannon of St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Fowler of Adona, Mrs. Joe Bostick of Casa and Mrs. Alice McCabe of Houston, Tex.; 13 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Casa Church of Christ. Burial was at Fowler Cemetery near Adona. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Nov 1964) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Nov 1964 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Boswell, Nina Faye (Lewis)

Nina Faye (Lewis) Boswell of Dardanelle passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2008, in Dardanelle. She was born September 9, 1932, in Yell County, Ark. to Johnnie Sr. and Verda (Eldridge) Lewis.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Villines; and a brother, James Lewis.

Survivors include five sisters, Leona Dobbs of Round Rock, Texas, Mildie Simnitt of Tulsa, Okla. Carolyn Rowe of Danville, Marie Caldwell of Orland, Calif. and Sue Henderson of Little Rock; three brothers, Johnnie Lewis Jr. of Dardanelle, and Gene Lewis and Jim Lewis, both of Danville.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday, December 19, 2008, at the United Baptist Church in Danville. Burial will be in Sheperd Hale Cemetery in Danville under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers include J. J. Wilcox, Bobby Willis, Frankie Pennington and Bill Pitts. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Courier, Russellville, Arkansas, 12/8/2008)


Bottomly, James C., Jr.

James C. Bottomly Jr. "Jim", age 92, passed away June 14, 2010, in Houston, TX. Jim was born February 17, 1918 in Stamford, CT. Jim proudly served his country in WWII in the Army Air Corps in North Africa.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Doris, his parents, and 5 siblings.

He is survived by his son Jim Bottomly (Mary) of Houston, stepdaughter Syd Sulik (Jay) of Austin, 6 granddaughters Stacy, Stephanie, Shelly, Shelby, Lauren and Jordan, 5 great grandchildren and his sister, Doris Meyers, of Baltimore, MD.

Services were Saturday, June 19, 2010, in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Katy Freeway. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Visit WWW.memorialoaksfunerals.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010)


Bottoms, Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee Bottoms, age 17, of Oppelo, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. He was born July 18, 1996 in Russellville, Arkansas, a son of Kerry Bottoms and Patti Andrews Bottoms. He was an Honor Graduate at Sacred Heart School and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

He was survived by his parents; brother, Cole Bottoms of Oppelo; sister, Madeline Bottoms; maternal grandparents, Frank and Jeannie Andrews of Oppelo; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Sandy Bottoms of Belleville; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and girlfriend, Kassidy Thompson.

Funeral mass was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Richard Davis officiating. Burial was at St. Elizabeth Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Allen Andrews, Lynn Andrews, Eric Andrews, Greg Bottoms, Jordan Ogle and Alex Fresneda. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School Endowment fund, P.O. Box 426, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 18, 2014)

Bottoms, Ervin Leroy

Ervin Leroy Bottoms, age 67, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, January 28, 2004. He was an electronic technician and a veteran of U. S. Army.

He is survived by his son, Roy Bottoms of Jacksonville; two daughters, Sheila Gail Pownall of North Carolina and Jessie Louise McDilda of Georgia; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five brothers, Robert, Leo, Jimmy, Tommy and Homer Bottoms; three sisters, Willie McKendree, Glenna Long and Lela Payne.

Funeral service was Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with committal at Briggsville Cemetery in Yell County. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Jacksonville Patriot, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 2/8/2004)


Bottoms, Manuel Lynn Go-Go

Manuel Lynn Go-Go Bottoms, age 49, of Dardanelle, died Thursday at Dardanelle. He was born July 20, 1959 in Hot Springs. He was a nuclear plant concrete finisher.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Lee Bottoms and a nephew, John Little John Short, Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Christen Bottoms of Danville; a son, Tanner Bottoms, a daughter, Megan Bottoms, mother of his children, Leslie Bottoms all of Waldron; twin brother, Glynn Bottoms of Chickalah; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Sandy Bottoms of Belleville; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley and Johnny Short of Chickalah, Patsy Gray of Belleville, and Karen Meek of Ola; several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews and nieces.

Graveside funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 2009 at Mount Zion Cemetery, Briggsville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 6, 2009)


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)


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