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Brasher, Lawrence "Kid"

Lawrence "Kid" Brasher, 87, of Waveland, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at St. Edwards Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. The son of William and Gertrude Weldon Brasher, he was born November 20, 1926 in Fort Smith. He was a Farmer and was a member of the Danville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Billie Louise Brasher; a brother, William Brasher; sister, Vida Pearl Davis.

He is survived by a son, Larry Brasher and wife Linda, Waveland; daughter, Lynda Tackett, Danville; three grandchildren, Allen Turner, Amanda Scott, and Jared Brasher, all of Waveland; 5 great grandchildren, Caden and Peyton Jones, Lawson Brasher, Precious Whitehead, Aura Turner.

A graveside service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Moore's Chapel Cemetery at Waveland and under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Mr. John McCourt will officiate. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 27, 2013)

Brasher, Walter G.

Walter G. Brasher, 75, Little Rock died Saturday in a Little Rock nursing home. He was a retired insurance agent and former county clerk of Yell County. Mr. Brasher was a member of the 2 Baptist church, Little Rock. He was a native of Dardanelle and had lived in Little Rock for 30 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E. O. Ragland, Dardanelle; two half brothers, L. B. Brasher, San Antonia, Tex. and William Brasher, Stuttgart; two half sister, Mrs. Louis Nickels Jr. and Mrs. R. M. Lusby both of Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, May 13, 1954)


Brasier, Marie Nana

Marie Nana Brasier , age 94, of Little Rock, peacefully went to her heavenly home on April 3, 2008. She was born in Bluffton, Arkansas on January 10, 1914 to the late J.W. and Bertha Downen. Marie was a beautician for over 60 years having owned her own salon and later working for Plaza Towers for 30 years before retiring. She was born and raised in the Baptist Church and never failed to miss her Wednesday Church Service at Briarwood Nursing and Rehab Center. Marie enjoyed traveling, crochet, fishing or just going to the lake but she was most happy in the presence of her family and friends from the beauty shop. In her later years , she especially enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren.

Marie was survived by her daughter, Betty Mabry and husband Jerry of Little Rock; grand daughters; Shawn Olsen and husband Buddy of Maumelle; Michele Meadors and her husband Mark of Little Rock, great grandchildren, Connor and Brandon Olsen and Mabry and Elizabeth Meadors.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Norman and Wayne Downen, and sisters Louise Cloyd, Clementine Holobaugh, Pansy Reed, Elaine Brooks, Ina Ruth Holland, and Lenora Minor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday evening at Ruebel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday Morning at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle.

The family would like to thank Odyssey Healthcare and the entire staff of Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care and attention that Nana received from them. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Source: Ruebel Funeral Home, 4-4-2008)


Brasier, Roy

Roy Brasier, age 70, of California, died March 16, 1998 in Suisun, CA after a lengthy illness. He was born September 9, 1923 in Belleville, AR. He was a former resident of the Bay Area, Vacaville, Lake County and Plainview, AR. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was a long-time member of the Western Houndsman Association and a life-long horse owner and fancier. In his younger years, he worked for the JeDel Arabian Ranch in Pinole, CA. He was a member of the International Machinists Union.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janice; his brother, Hayes and his sister, Janelle Johnson.

He is survived by three sons, Ron of Michigan, Ted of Vacaville and Curt of Upland; three daughters, Vicki King of Roseville, Betty Decious and Cathy Brasier both of Fairfield; a brother, Lloyd of Clearlake; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 20, 1998 at McNary's Chapel in Woodland. Burial was in the College City Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 25, 1998)


Bratton, Ann James

Ann James Bratton age 94 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at her home. She was born May 12, 1912 at Powetan, West Virginia. She was a retired Culinary Chef for the West Minister Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, West Virginia.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Thaddeus William Bratton.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Wilkins of Dardanelle; one grandson, Thaddeus Wilkins of Dardanelle; three great-grandchildren, Monica Lee Wilkins, Michaela Ann Wilkins, and Sarina Lynn

Memorial Service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Bluefield, West Virginia at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 18, 2006)


Braudrick, Pearl (Graves)

Pearl Braudrick, age 93, of Springdale died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Walnut grove Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born August 19, 1920 at Delaware to the late Ray and Maggie Keirsey Graves.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Braudrick; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three children, one brother, five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services was held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Delaware First Baptist Church with Bro. Wiley Jones officiating. Burial was in Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Visitation was held Wednesday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Family will serve as pallbearers. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the delawre First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Delawer, Arkansas 72835. Arrangements are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 27, 2013)

Braudrick, Pearl (Graves)

Pearl Braudrick, age 93, of Springdale died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Walnut grove Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born August 19, 1920 at Delaware to the late Ray and Maggie Keirsey Graves. She was a member of the Delaware First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Braudrick; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three children, Bobby and Ruby Braudrick of Russellville, Billy and Betty Braudrick of Westfork, AR, Dale and Janet Braudrick of Springdale, AR; one brother, Glendon Graves of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M., Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Delaware First Baptist Church with Bro. Wiley Jones officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the funeral home. Family will serve as pallbearers. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the delawre First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Delawer, Arkansas 72835. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. November 25, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Bravo, Fabrisio

Fabrisio Bravo, infant son of Lucio and Maria Teresa Serrato Bravo of Danville, died February 11, 2008 at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He was born February 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.

Survivors include his parents, Lucio and Teresa Bravo; grandparents, Juventino and Maria Serrato of Danville, Rosenda Hernandez and Efren Bravo of Mexico; great-grandparents, Ernesto Perez and Esperanza Solorio of Mexico, Raquel Torrez of Mexico, and Esperanza Rojas of Mexico.

Funeral service was held Thursday, February 14, 2008 at St. Andrews Catholic Church with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Burial was at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 20, 2008)


Brazier, Melva Lee

Melva Lee Brazier of Lemoore passed away Thursday, March 13, 2003 in a Hanford Convalescent Hospital at the age of 85 years. She was born in Danville, Arkansas and had lived in the Lemoore area for the past 42 years. She was retired grocery clerk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brazier and 2 sons, Charles Brazier and Bob Brazier.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Joyce Marie Vanlandingham of Oxnard, Lois Jean Lee of Hanford and Wendy Horn of Lemoore; a sister, Novel Nichols of Danville, AR; 25 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Monday, March 17, 2003 in Lemoore Cemetery. Arrangements by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 2003)


Breashears, Alyce Elizabeth

Alyce Elizabeth Breashears, age 90, of Belleville, AR died Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. She was born August 14, 1914 in Wheeling, WV to the late Edmond and Mae Stephens Miller. She was a LPN, homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church and the Spring Creek EH Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Breashears and two sons, William Breashears and Doug Buckles.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Buckles of Belleville, AR and John Breashears of Broken Arrow, OK; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Service was February 19, 2005 at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Harelson officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Dean Catlett, Robert Keathley, Larry Elmore, Louis DeLisle, Dalton and Ron Ferguson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 23, 2005)


Breashears, Bill John

Bill John Breashears, age 77 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born June 9, 1927 at Rover, AR to the late John S. and Ola Brown Breashears. He retired from Arkansas State Police as a Highway Patrolman after 26 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Sue Banks Breashears.

Survivors are four sons and daughters-in-law, John "Sonny" and Brenda Breashears of Dardanelle, Banks and Debbie Breashears of Lonoke, Bobby and Anita Breashears of Russellville, Billy Breashears of Long Beach, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Charles Ellis of Dardanelle; two brothers, Baxter Breashears of Russellville, Leroy Breashears of Russellville; two sisters, Mary Hunt of Bluffton, Jo Lofland of Little Rock.; nine grandchildren and two great grandsons.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Internment was at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Russell Ellis, Ed Warren, Mitchell Ember-son, Terry Adams, Gary Gray and Nick Gault. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 8, 2005)


Breashears, Hays

Hays Breashears, age 86, a resident of Russellville, AR. died Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Stella Manor Nursing Home at Russellville. He was born on July 26, 1912 at Rover, AR. to John and Ola Brown Breashears. He was the owner of a farm equipment business and a farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Pelt Breashears; three brothers, Ted, Bobby and Ned Breashears and one sister, Sue Cox.

He is survived by one daughter, Patsy Burris of Pensacola, FL; three grandchildren, Robert Hays (Shannon) Burris of Little Rock, AR. Rebecca Burris and Sherry Beth (Victor) Thompson all of Pensacola, FL; two great-grandchildren, Merry Bern Josephine Thompson and Emma Leigh Victoria Thompson both of Pensacola, FL; three brothers, Bill Breashears of Dardanelle, AR. Leroy Breashears and Baxter Breashears both of Russellville, AR; two sisters, Mary Hunt of Briggsville, AR. and Jo Lofland of Little Rock, AR; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service was February 19, 1999 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Joe Yates and Rev. Milton Cowling. Burial was at the Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville, AR. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 24, 1999)


Breashears, Jerry Dan

Jerry Dan Breashears, age 46, of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Story, AR, son of the late Fonnie Breashears and Mrs. Eldiree Peneinger Breashears of Story, AR. He was a retired teacher, an Army and Air Force Veteran and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Burnett Breashears of Belleville, AR; his mother, Mrs. Eldiree Breashears of Story, AR; a son, Robert Breashears of Fayetteville, AR; two daughters, Becky Cates and Tonya Breashears both of Belleville, AR; three brothers, Joe Breashears of Story, AR, John Breashears of Natchez, MS and Thomas Lee Breashears of Mena, AR; three sisters, Patricia Ann Thompson of Tampa, FL, Hazel Marie Russell of Greenwood, AR and Judith Elaine Cogburn of Story, AR and one granddaughter, Courtney Cates of Belleville, AR.

Funeral service was April 4, 1998 at the Story Church of God, with Rev. Erza Minton officiating. Burial was in the Breashears Cemetery in Story. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 8, 1998)


Breashears, Joe Kenneth

Joe Kenneth Breashears, 72, of Searcy died Saturday June 30, 2007. He was born in Plainview, December 26, 1934, the son of Joseph and Buena Grissom Breashears. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Searcy, He had retired from banking in Pine Bluff, was an US Army veteran and a 32nd degree Mason.

Surviving is his wife, Sue Pearson Breashears; a son, Mark Breashears and his wife JoLynn of Ft. Smith; and daughter, Cindy Gibbs and her husband Bill of Searcy; and his grandchildren, Meagan and Taylor Breashears, and Hunter, Tanner, Will and Connor Gibbs. A

Memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Searcy, Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main, Searcy, AR. 72143. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 18, 2007)


Breashears, John Smith

John Smith Breashears was born October 19, 1884 at Plainview and died in a Little Rock hospital on April 10, 1948 at the age of 63 years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ola Brown Breashears, six sons, Ned Breashears, Belleville, Ted of Upland, California, Euell of El Paso, Texas, Hays and Billie of Dardanelle and Le Roy of Russellville; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lewis, Summer, Nebr., Mrs. Joe Hunt of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Homer Lee Lofland of Bluffton and seven grand children. He is also survived by his father, two brothers, six sisters and a host of friends.

He has been a consecrated Christian and member of the Rover Baptist Church for many years.

Funeral services were conducted at the Rover Baptist. Rev. George Findley, and Rev. Gus Douglas conducted the funeral. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 15, 1948)


Breashears, John Smith

It is with profound regret we chronicle the death of Mr. John Smith Breashears, who passed away in a Little Rock hospital Saturday afternoon (4-14-48).

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. George Findley, of Havana, were held at Ola, Monday afternoon, burial being in the Rover Cemetery, near the former home of deceased. Pallbearers were Tom Pugh and Irby Sloan, of Rover; Earl Ladd and A. L. Walden, of Danville, and Mauhon Ramey and George Gleason, of Dardanelle.

John Smith Breashears was born near what is now the town of Plainview on October 19, 1884, being at the time of his death 63 years, five months and 22 days old. He had spent his entire life in Yell County, for many years being a prominent farmer and stock raiser at his farm near Rover in Fourche Valley. Three years ago he purchased and moved to a farm 4 1/2 miles south of Dardanelle on Highway 7, where he has since resided. For many years Mr. Breashears has been a member of the Rover Baptist Church. He was a true -Christian, a splendid citizen, a loyal and faithful friend, and Yell County has suffered a very real loss in his death.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Brown Breashears; six sons, Ned, of Belleville, Ted, of Upland, Calif., Ewell, of El Paso, Tex., Hays and Billie, of Dardanelle; and Leroy, of Russellville; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lewis, of Summer, Nebr.; Mrs. Joe Hunt, of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Homer Lee Lofland, of Bluffton; seven grandchildren, his aged father, two brothers and six sisters. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 4-15-1948)


Breashears, Larry Willard

Larry Willard Breashears, Sr. departed this life, February 23, 2002. He was born March 1, 1941 in Plainview, AR. He worked in the Little Rock Banking Community for thirty-five years, twenty-five years with Worthen Bank and Trust. He was currently employed with the State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Storment Breashears; son Larry Willard Breashears, Jr. and wife Carol of Atlanta, TX; daughter, Caroline Denise Breashears of Canton, NY; sister, Jo Ann Dunnam and husband, Ray of Plainview, TX; step-father, R. L. DeLoach of Birta, AR; two grandchildren, Chris and Matthew Breashears; along with numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

A memorial service was held February 26 at St. James Methodist Church in Little Rock. Memorials may be made to the St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72212 or the American Heart Association of Arkansas, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 722011 Arrangements by Griffin, Leggett, Healey and Roth Custom Funerals and Cremations, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2002)


Breashears, Lemuel

Lemuel Breashears, age 91, a retired farmer and landowner of Yell County, died at his home in Plainview Monday. He was vice president of the Bank of Plainview and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include; two sons, E. E. of Nebraska and J. O. Breashears of Plainview; six daughters, Mrs. J. R. Ward of Texas, Mrs. Bob Lipsey of Ola, Mrs. O. L. Tippin of Ola, Mrs. Laura Boggess of Massachusetts, Mrs. Effie Boggess of Hot Springs and Mrs. Samuel Barry of Portland; 37 grand children and 31 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 23, 1949)


Breashears, Lola Cooper

Mrs. Lola Cooper Breashears, age 77, of Dardanelle passed away August 12, 1988 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was a native of Dardanelle and a retired school teacher a past matron of Council Oaks 589 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Bertha A. Person.

Survivors include 1 brother, Ray Person of Dardanelle, three sisters, Ora Price of Dardanelle, Lucille Tucker of Valinda, CA, and Johnnie Mae Ferris of Tulsa, OK and several nephew and nieces.

Funeral services were held Saturday August 13 at the Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. Bill McSwenny officiating. Interment was in the Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Larry Ragsdale, Scott Rentfro, Davis Ferris, Scott Boone, Mitchell Whitehouse, and Sonny Lane. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or to a cancer fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8-17-1988)


Breashears, Ned Brown

Ned Brown Breashears, age 87 of Belleville died Saturday, June 22, 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. Mr. Breashears was born December 14, 1908 in the Sun Light Bay Community, Yell County, AR to the late John and Ola Brown Breashears. Mr. Breashears was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department. He was preceded in death by two sons, Doug Buckets and Bill Breashears.

Survivors wife, Alice Miller, Breashears, 3 sons, Stephen Buckles of Charleston, AR, John Breashears of Broken Arrow, OK, Larry Breashears of Little Rock, AR, 1 daughter, Joann Dunnam of Plainview, TX, 4 brothers, Hays Breashears, Baxter Breashears and Leroy Breashears all of Russellville, AR, 2 sisters, Mary Hunt of Bluffton, AR and Jo Lofland of Little Rock, AR, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, June 25, 1996, 10:00 a. m. at Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. E. O. Tackett and Rev. Paul Newton, Interment in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6-26-1996)


Breashears, Ola Brown

Mrs. Ola Brown Breashears, age 92, of Dardanelle died Thursday March 15, 1979 at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola. She was a native of Briggsville, widow of John S. Breashears, daughter of the late Monroe and Lizzie Waldon Brown, and was a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Survivors include six sons, Ned Breashears of Belleville, Ted Breashears of Upton, CA, Hays Breashears of Russellville, Baxter E. Breashears of Phoenix, Ariz., Leroy Breashears of London and Bill Breashears of Ozark; a foster son, Wesley Saunders of Dardanelle; two daughters, Mary Hunt of Bluffton and Mrs. Joe Lofland of Little Rock; two brothers, Sterlin and Crado Brown of Mansfield, TX; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3. p.m. Saturday at Rover Baptist-Church by the Rev. Tony Berry. Burial was in Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover. Pallbearers Active - H. M. Osbern, Owen McDonald, D. W. Ellis, John McMullin, Dana Merritt, James Lee Stubbs, and Charles Lee Hunt. Honorary: Carl Jaggers, Dr. J. O. Pennington, Virgil Thomas, Norman Ward, Gilbert Cornwell, Ed Love and Ed Taylor. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-21-1979)


Breashears, Rebecca Sue

Rebecca Sue Breashears, age 75, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, September 14, 2003 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born July 5, 1928 in Dardanelle, to the late Val and Norma Weems Banks. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors are her husband of 55 years, Bill Breashears; one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Charles Ellis of Dardanelle, AR; four sons and daughters-in-law, John "Sonny" and Brenda Breashears of Dardanelle, Banks and Debbie Breashears of Lonoke, Billy Breashears of Long Beach, CA and Bobby and Anita Breashears of Russellville, AR; one brother, and sister-in-law, Arthur Lee and Betty Banks of Tyler, TX; eight grandchildren; one great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Service will be September 17, 2003 at 10 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. McElmurry. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Charles and Russell Ellis, Douglas and Tyler Breashears, Mitchell Emberson and Gerald Rinke. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003)


Breashears, Ted L.

Ted L. Breashears, age 81, of Upland, CA died May 30, 1992 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He was born in Rover, AR and lived in Upland 59 years. He was a machinist at General Dynamics for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene; five brothers, Ned Breashears of Belleville, AR; Hays Breashears and Leroy Breashears of Russellville, AR; Baxter Breashears of Hot Springs, AR and Bill Breashears of Dardanelle; two sisters Mary Lou Hunt of Bluffton, AR and Jola Lofland of Little Rock, AR.

Services were Bellevue Mausoleum. Entombment followed. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/30/1992)


Breashears, Vera Lorene

Vera Lorene Breashears, age 80, of Upland, California, died February 15 at Montclair Manor, Montclair. She was born in Rover, Arkansas, and lived in Upland for 60 years. She was a volunteer at Old Timers Nutrition Center, Upland, for 15 years.

She is survived by three sisters, joy Nell Moss of Fairfield, CA; Mary Ellen Ray of Danville and Naomi Joyce Perry of Gassville. She is also survived by three brothers, Elmer B. Eden of Ola; Roy A. Eden of Plainview and S. R. Eden of Rover.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ted L. Breashears, of 62 years and sisters Ora Chagnovich and Edna Blevins. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 3-3-1993)


Breed, Mary Ann (Pearce)

Mary Ann Breed, 96, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Sunday July 15, 2012 at her home in Paris. She was born on February 28, 1916 in Havana, Arkansas to her parents Mel and May Queen (Kenningston) Pearce. She was a homemaker and also worked as a hair dresser. Mary Ann was very active in the community where she volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher at the First Baptist Church in Paris where she was also a member and also volunteered as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and a Brownie Scout leader. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Garden Club and was an avid sports fan.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Mel and May Queen Pearce and eight brothers.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 75 years Rolla "Spec" Breed of Paris, Arkansas; one daughter Judy Jenkins and husband Jack of Danville, Arkansas; three sons Rolla Mel Breed and wife Wilma of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rex Breed and wife Ramona of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Scott Breed and wife Kimberly of Paris, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Mark Breed of Silverado, California, David Breed of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Kris Coulbourn of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jeri Dennis of Danville, Arkansas, Heather Steadham of Italy, Stacey Heston of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dallas Breed of Hawaii, Mason Breed of Las Vegas, Nevada, Schuyler Breed of Maui, Hawaii and Austin Breed of Paris, Arkansas; and ten great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Paris. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 20, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Paris officiated by Rev. Tommy Henson and Rev. Eldon Thomas. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Paris Boys & Girls Club, 717 North 5th. St., Paris, Arkansas 72855 or the First Baptist Church in Paris, 311 E. Main St., Paris, Arkansas 72855. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 18, 2012)

Brents, Daina (Cagle)

Daina Cagle Brents, 57, of Dexter, MO, formerly of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO and surrounded by her family. The daughter of William and Wanda J. Crowson Cagle, she was born October 8, 1955 in Clarksville. She was a member of the Lamar High School class of 1973. She married Kevin Brents, on July 25, 1992 at Russellville. Daina worked as a food inspector with the USDA. She was a member of the Harvest Assembly of God in Essex, Missouri where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Women's Ministry. She enjoyed flowers, plants, camping and travel, but her world revolved around her family.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Brents.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Kevin Brents, Dexter, MO; children, Billy Drummond, Knoxville, Jonda Drummond, Flat Rock, Andrew Ham (Sara), Clarksville, Joshua Brents, Center Ridge; grandchildren, Michael Schuster, Keelee Schuster, PFC Ashlee Cowell (US Army, Afghanistan), Kacee Gray, Cheyene Ham, Elijah Freeman, Braxton Freeman, Korbin Ham, Caleb Brents, Evelyn Brents, and Dallas; her parents, William and Wanda Cagle, Knoxville; a brother, William Don Cagle (Rita), London.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville. Rev. Larie C. Burdine, Greg Cagle and Rita Cagle will officiate. Burial will be at Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Harvest Assembly of God, 209 Trotter Street, Essex, MO 63846. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 20, 2013)

Brents, Daina (Cagle)

Daina Cagle Brents, 57, of Dexter, MO, formerly of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO and surrounded by her family. The daughter of William and Wanda J. Crowson Cagle, she was born October 8, 1955 in Clarksville. She was a member of the Lamar High School class of 1973. She married Kevin Brents, on July 25, 1992 at Russellville. Daina worked as a food inspector with the USDA. She was a member of the Harvest Assembly of God in Essex, Missouri where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Women's Ministry. She enjoyed flowers, plants, camping and travel, but her world revolved around her family.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Brents.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Kevin Brents, Dexter, MO; children, Billy Drummond, Knoxville, Jonda Drummond, Flat Rock, Andrew Ham (Sara), Clarksville, Joshua Brents, Center Ridge; grandchildren, Michael Schuster, Keelee Schuster, PFC Ashlee Cowell (US Army, Afghanistan), Kacee Gray, Cheyene Ham, Elijah Freeman, Braxton Freeman, Korbin Ham, Caleb Brents, Evelyn Brents, and Dallas; her parents, William and Wanda Cagle, Knoxville; a brother, William Don Cagle (Rita), London.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville. Rev. Larie C. Burdine, Greg Cagle and Rita Cagle will officiate. Burial will be at Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Harvest Assembly of God, 209 Trotter Street, Essex, MO 63846. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 20, 2013)

Breshears, Faye

Faye Breshears, 77, of DeSoto, TX passed away April 1, 2000. She was born October 28, 1922 in Russellville, AR. She was a graduate of Belleville High School in Belleville, AR and was Valedictorian of her class. She was a member of First Baptist Oak Cliff and loved gospel music. She enjoyed meeting people and did a lot of work on genealogies.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Breshears; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Darwin Thomas of DeSoto, TX; a sister, Maxine Barrick of Phoenix; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Service was held April 20, 2000 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 10, 2000)


Brewer, Austin Ray

Austin Ray Brewer, age 46 of Dardanelle died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. He was born July 15, 1963 in Osceola, Arkansas. He was the owner of Brewer Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by a brother, J. R. Warren.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Haney Brewer of Dardanelle; two sons, Chad and Matthew Brewer, both of Dardanelle; daughter, Anslie Chittman of Atkins; mother, Nina Joyce Bishop of Ola; stepfather, Ray Standridge of Russellville; sister, Bonnie Mahan of Houston, Arkansas; two brothers, Ernie Standridge of Vilonia, Arkansas and David Standridge of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral services were November 2, 2009 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Paul David Farnam officiating. Visitation was November 1, 2009. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Frankie Foster, Kenny Taylor, Randy Apple, Rick Thone, Gary Brock and David Dickey. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 2009)


Brewer, Betty

Mrs. Betty Brewer, died in Bakersfield, Calif. February 28, 1952 at the age of 83.

She is survived by six children, Monroe Ivy, Mrs. Maybell Overton, Mrs. Velma Glasgo, Mrs. Lottie Lovely, Ted and Odell Brewer; 11 grand children and two great grand children; a brother, Levi Bowerman of Danville; a sister, Mrs. Dosia Sinclare of Kingsland. She was a former resident of Yell County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 8, 1952)


Brewer, Billy Dwayne

Billy Dwayne Brewer, age 74 of St. Louis, MO died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Community Care Center. He was born January 31, 1936 at Danville to the late Oliver Eugene Brewer and Allie May Cripps.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Harold, Eugene and Leon Brewer.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Brewer of St. Louis, MO; two sons and a daughter, Dewayne and Ronald Brewer and Janice Simpson all of St. Louis, MO; brother, Ray Brewer of Cahokia, IL; sister, Kay Warren of Alma, AR; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 22, 2010 at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010)


Brewer, Dottie (Baskin)

Dottie Baskin Brewer, age 68, of Ola died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 19, 1945 in Yell County to the late John Baskin and Nora Barrett. She attended the Ola Freewill Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, McClellan Baskin, Bill Baskin; two sisters, Mary Sue McAnally, Helen Bowers.

Survivors include her four children, Brenda Ellison and husband Bradly of Birta, Linda Renfroe and husband David of Centerville, Carla Keeling and husband John David of Centerville, Jerred Brewer of Casa; two brothers, her twin Donald Baskin and wife Wanda of Longview, TX, Vernon Baskin and wife Bonnie of Ola; grandchildren, Shane Davis of Centerville, Cassie Ellison of Birta, Brandon Adams of Centerville, Brian Ellison of Birta, Caleb Keeling and Connor Keeling both of Centerville, Heather Brewer of casa; four great grandchildren, Cameron Ellison of Birta, Devon Broughton of Birta, Landon Davis of Pottsville, Cayden Davis of Morrilton.

Funeral service was 2:00 P.M., Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Ola Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John David Keeling officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Davis, Brandon Adams, Caleb Keeling, Brian Ellison. Honorary Pallbearers were Connor Keeling, Cameron Ellison, Devon Broughton, Landon Davis, Cayden Davis. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 31, 2013)

Brewer, Dottie (Baskin)

Dottie Baskin Brewer, age 68, of Ola died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 19, 1945 in Yell County to the late John Baskin and Nora Barrett. She attended the Ola Freewill Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, McClellan Baskin, Bill Baskin; two sisters, Mary Sue McAnally, Helen Bowers.

Survivors include her four children, Brenda Ellison and husband Bradly of Birta, Linda Renfroe and husband David of Centerville, Carla Keeling and husband John David of Centerville, Jerred Brewer of Casa; two brothers, her twin Donald Baskin and wife Wanda of Longview, TX, Vernon Baskin and wife Bonnie of Ola; grandchildren, Shane Davis of Centerville, Cassie Ellison of Birta, Brandon Adams of Centerville, Brian Ellison of Birta, Caleb Keeling and Connor Keeling both of Centerville, Heather Brewer of casa; four great grandchildren, Cameron Ellison of Birta, Devon Broughton of Birta, Landon Davis of Pottsville, Cayden Davis of Morrilton.

Funeral service was 2:00 P.M., Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Ola Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John David Keeling officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Davis, Brandon Adams, Caleb Keeling, Brian Ellison. Honorary Pallbearers were Connor Keeling, Cameron Ellison, Devon Broughton, Landon Davis, Cayden Davis. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 31, 2013)

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