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Branch, Nettie Helen

Nettie Helen Branch, age 83 of Paris, died Sunday, August 21, 2005 at Paris Health and Rehab Center. She was born July 17, 1922 at Clearwater, KS to the late Gus and Claudia Sides Anderson. She was a member of the Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.S. "Bud Branch and a son, Sidney Louis Branch.

Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Betty Branch of Subiaco a granddaughter, Molly Branch of Subiaco and several cousins.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery m Belleville with Rev. Eldon Thomas officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 24, 2005)


Branch, Otho

Otho Branch, age 85 formally of Danville, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a native of Arkansas born on July 27, 1917 son of the late Henry E. and Eva McKinney Branch. He was retired from Real Estate business.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Willie Evelyn Cates Branch on October 15, 2002.

Survivors include two daughters, and sons-in-law, Virginia and Keith Rosewitz of Anaheim, CA and Ronda and Marty Wurm of Las Vegas, NV; and three granddaughters,

Graveside service was held Monday, December 30, 2002 at the old Danville Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 2003)


Branch, Sidney Louis

Master Sidney Louis Branch, age three years, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Branch of Belleville Rt 1, died in a Russellville hospital Sunday afternoon.

Survivors are his parents and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ada M. Branch of Belleville Route 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 9, 1954)


Branch, William (Bill)

William (Bill) Branch, 80, of Perryville died Friday, April 16, 2010. He was born in Huntley, Montana July 24th, 1929, son of the late William and Elma Mead Branch. He served in the Army during the Korean War and worked for Perkins Sprinkler Company for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by a brother Tom Branch.

Survivors are one son, Alan Branch; two daughters, Carin Sloss (Jerry), Lori Owens (Aubrey); two sisters, Marjorie Ashbury and Mary Alice Brown (Bill); four grandsons, Brad Bull (Rachel), Alex Crowder (Andrea), Tim Crowder (Jessica) and Rob Hotchkiss (Beth); one granddaughter, Stephanie Rhoads; eleven great-grandchildren; the mother of his children Jane Aldridge; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Sassy.

Burial was at Carter Cove Cemetery Tuesday by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Perry County Nursing Center, Dr. Garry Stewart, the Staff at Chambers Memorial in Danville, and Dr. Jerry Hodges for their loving care to our precious father. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 2010)


Branch, Willie Evelyn

Willie Evelyn Branch, age 84, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Danville, AR, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Odyssey Harbor House in Las Vegas. She was born July 11, 1918 in Danville, AR to the late Jack and Grace Kirkwood Cates. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors are her husband of 57 years, Otho Branch; two daughters and husbands, Virginia and Keith Rosewitz of Anaheim, CA and Ronda and Marty Wurm of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Robert Cates of Kansas City, MO; three granddaughters, Sarah Rosewitz of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Heidi and Megan Wurm both of Las Vegas, NV.

Graveside service was October 21, 2002 at the Old Danville Cemetery, Danville, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 23, 2002)


Brand, Evie Gertrude

Mrs. Evie Gertrude Brand, age 88, of Perryville, AR died Wednesday, April 16, 1997. She was born December 8, 1908 in Cardon Bottoms, AR, a daughter of Ben Williams and Mollie Hall Boyette. She was the widow of Andrew Jackson Brand, Sr. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include four sons, Bob Brand of Perryville, AR, Cluster Clifton Brand of Ola, AR, Andrew Jackson Brand, Jr. of Perryville, AR and Benjamin Franklin Brand, Sr. of Greenwood; four daughters, Leacel Gertrude Minnie of Ola, AR, Avie Jacie Shellnut of Clarksville, AR,. Evie Everteen Ault of Adona, AR and Misselthean Warren of Ola, AR; two sisters, Irene Brand and Dot Kelley both of Little Rock, AR; 48 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was April 19 at Perryville First Baptist Church by Rev. Leslie Hepp. Burial was in Perry Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 1997)


Brand, Genesis "Gengen" Irene

Genesis "Gengen" Irene Brand, age 3, of Briggsville, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at Conway Regional Medical Center. She was born March 13, 2007, at Harrison, AR.

She is preceded in death by her uncles, Clifton Brand and Tim Halverson.

Survivors include her parents, Joey Nichols and Jessica Brand of Briggsville; a sister, Katherine Nichols; grandparents, William Brand of Briggsville, Janet Brand of Berryville, Mary Fowler of Briggsville, Dora Talley of Ola; uncles, Derek Brand of Lamar and Chris Brand of Green Forrest, AR.

A memorial service will be set for a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010)


Brand, Geneva Pauline

Geneva Pauline Brand, age 66 of Danville, died Sunday, December 22, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born in Kennett, Missouri on August 27, 1936, daughter of the late Harold Harm and Ella Mae McNew Litaker. She was a mother and homemaker, and retired from Wayne Poultry in Danville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Brand; a stepson, George Brand; a stepdaughter, Betty Abernathy; and a sister, Lola Burrows.

Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Jackie Brand, Roger and Laurie Brand, of Danville, Keith Brand of Havana; three stepsons, Emmanuel Brand of Club, Missouri, Ronald Brand of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Larry Brand of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; four step-daughters, Edna Hargate of Rockford, Illinois, Virginia Abernathy of Lacenter, KY, Peggy Corneilson of Osceola, Florida, Dian Keenan of Rockford, Illinois; a brother, Buck Litaker of Danville; two sisters, Pearlie Graddy of Burbon, Missouri and Freeda Carter of Kennett, Missouri; three grandchildren, Barry, Tabatha, and Ryan Brand of Danville; several nephews & nieces.

The family received friends on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 10:00 a. m. at the funeral home. Revered Charlie Bird conducted a memorial service. Burial was in Kennett, Missouri. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 2003)


Brand, Keith William

Keith William Brand, age 48, of Belleville, died Friday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born February 14, 1964 in Kennett, Missouri to Robert William and Geneva Pauline Litaker Brand. He was a truck driver for Master Made.

Survivors include his brothers and sister-in-law, Jackie Brand and Roger and Laurie Brand all of Belleville; nephews Barry and Ryan Brand; niece Tabatha Brand all of Belleville; brothers Emmanuel Brand of Missouri, Larry Brand of Bentonville, Arkansas; sister, Virginia Abernathy of Georgia, and Dian Keenan of Illinois.

Memorial service will be Friday, March 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Spring Lake. Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online condolences and guestbook at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 28, 2012)

Brandao, Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez Brandao, 17, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, died Saturday, October 7, 2006. He was born March 31, 1989, in Spain to Carlos Lopez Brandao and Olga Pereira. He was an East Lab Technology Apprentice, a member of the Dardanelle High School Senior Class of 2007, Delaware First Baptist Church Youth Group, and was a foreign exchange student through INTO Edventures exchange program.

Survivors include father and mother, Carlos and Olga Brandao; two sisters, Paloma and Luna, all of Sao Paul, Brazil; a host of other family members in Brazil and Spain; foreign exchange parents, Paul and Tera Farnam; two host brothers, Zac Treadway and Daniel Zierke; and one host sister, Calyx Farnam, all of Delaware.

There will be no local funeral service. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 11, 2006)


Branham, Christine

Christine Branham, Age 68 of Belleville, died Wednesday at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Blue Ball, AR on June 1, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Leona Garner Millard. She was a Meme to the children at Meme's childcare in Belleville.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Patty Millard, Sandy Millard and Odessa Cravens Massey and a brother, James "Blue Millard.

Survivors are her husband of 32 years, Ray Branham; a son, Tim Wagner of Waldron; a daughter, Sue Wheelis of Belleville, two step-daughters, Marsha Rosenberg, Enila Fitzpatrick; a step-son, Chuck Branham of IL; a sister, Debbie Whala of Bluffton; a brother, Quince Millard of Danville; step-sisters, Melba Riley, of Hector, Gail Brown of Fort Smith, Juanita Barnett, of Waldron; step-brother, Odis Grimes of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

Services were held on October 25, 2004 with Reverend Joe Gramling, Reverend Mike Shaddon and Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Burial at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004)


Brannam, Lonnie

Lonnie Brannam, age 48 of Dover, AR died Monday, October 19, 1998 at Sparks Regional Medical Center at Fort Smith, AR. He was born September 7, 1950 in Yell County, a son of the late John Henry Brannam. He was a pipefitter and welder and a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 155 at Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Joetta Key Brannam; a son, Zacharias Brannam of Dover; a daughter, Tammy McElfish of Dover; his mother, Bessie Wilson Brannam of Dover; two brothers, Henry Brannam of Jasper and Paul Cleaver of Dover; two sisters, Pauline Scantling and Lamoine Brannam of Dover; and two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kaitlin McElfish of Dover.

Graveside service was held at the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector by Rev. Arnold Humphrey. Burial by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 1998)


Brannam, Ottis Ester

Mrs. Ottis Ester Brannam, age 91, of Russellville, AR. died Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville, AR. She was born April 11, 1907 in Yell County, Arkansas to the late Eck and Callie Mobley Hood. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brannam and a daughter, Beatrice Parrish.

Survivors are two grandsons, David Parrish of North Carolina and Dennis Parrish of Tennessee and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was Friday at Moore's Chapel Cemetery with John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 1999)


Brannon, Jimmie Anderson

Jimmie Anderson Brannon, age 80, of Rover, AR died Friday, March 23, 2001 at her home in Rover, AR. She was born December 31, 1920 in Rover, AR to the late James and Sarah Gladden Anderson. After 30 years of service with North American Rockwell, California Division, she retired in 1970. She was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and an honorary member of VFW Lady Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble E. Brannon and a brother Eugene Anderson.

She is survived by two brothers, John and Bob Anderson both of Rover, AR; one sister, Ella McCool of Broken Arrow, OK; two nephews, Chuck McCool of Rover, AR and Tom McCool of Claremore, OK; three nieces, Jeania Webb of Rover, AR, Beth Anderson, Plainview, AR and Diana Crawford of Riverside, CA.

Funeral service was March 26, 2001 at Hunts Chapel in Rover, AR with Rev. True Fitch officiating. Burial was in Hunts Cemetery, Rover, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 28, 2001)


Brannon, Noble E.

Mr. Noble E. Brannon, age 82, of Rover, Yell County, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 1, 1997. He was born December 23, 1914 in Floral, AR to the late William and Matie Blankenship Brannon. He was retired from North American Aircraft, a member of Queen Beach Masonic Lodge in Long Beach, CA and a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Brannon and two sisters Wincle Vickers and Parnell Roberson.

Survivors are wife of 58 years, Jimmie Anderson Brannon; a brother, Shirley Brannon of Mt. View, AR; sister, Oleta Roberson of Judsonia, AR and several nieces and nephews.

Service was Sunday, November 2 at Hunts Chapel in Rover, AR by Rev. True Fitch. Interment was in the Hunts Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Larry White, Sam Eden, Reno Romanin, Donnie Emerson, Charles Anderson and Jerry Foster. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 19, 1997)


Brannon, Noble E.

Mr. Noble E. Brannon, age 82, of Rover, Yell County, Arkansas died Saturday, November 1, 1997. He was born December 23, 1914 in Floral, AR to the late William and Matie Blankenship Brannon. He was retired from North American Aircraft, a member of Queen Beach Masonic Lodge in Long Beach, CA and a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Brannon; two sisters Wincle Vickers and Parnell Roberson.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jimmie Anderson Brannon; a brother, Shirley Brannon of Mt. View, AR; a sister, Oleta Roberson of Judsonia, AR and several nephews and nieces.

Services were November 2, 1997 at the Hunt's Chapel in Rover, AR by Rev. True Fitch. Interment was in the Hunt's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Larry White, Sam Eden, Reno Romanin, Donnie Emerson, Charles Anderson and Jerry Foster. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 5, 1997)


Brantley, Vicki Suggs

Vicki Suggs Brantley, age 56, of Alanson, MI, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 21, 2007. She was born in Russellville, AR on November 6, 1951 to C. E. and Wanda Suggs and was raised from an early age by her step-mother Hermonyne Suggs. She graduated from Fuller High School and entered school to become an X-ray technician and worked in this field for more than 20 years. She married David Brantley in July 1975. He became a full-time senior pastor in 1981 and she assumed the role of first lady in three churches. She did medical transcriptions for more than 12 years in the Petoskey area.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother and a brother, Harold Suggs.

She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Luke Nixon of Bourbonnais, IL; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Edie and Chris Hedge of College Station, TX; step son, David II of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Dickey of Belleville, AR; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Donna Suggs of Belleville, AR and Randy and Linda Suggs of Little Rock, AR; several nieces, nephews and other family and a host of other brothers and sisters in Christ, along with her Alanson Church of the Nazarene family.

Funeral service was November 26 at the Alanson church of the Nazarene in Alanson, MI. Interment was in Forest City, AR on November 29m. Arrangements by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 5, 2007)


Brasher, Grace E. (Hunnicutt) Mitchell

Grace E. Mitchell-Brasher, 90, of Gravelly, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Saturday July 28, 2012 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful Godly woman.

Grace is survived by one daughter, Norma and husband Rod Rupe of Gravelly, AR; two grandchildren, David and wife Melissa Rupe of Prairie Grove, AR, Teresa Bourns of Atkins, AR; seven great grandchildren, Autumn, Alyssa and Corbin Rupe, Juliana and Lauren Bourns, Tyress and Hannah Watkins; one sister, Lil Robinson of Little Rock, AR; one step- daughter, Loretta Watkins of Greenwood, AR; two step great grandchildren, Wyatt and wife Debra Watkins of Tonitown, AR and Laura Watkins of Ft. Smith, AR and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Mitchell and second husband, Jeff Brasher; four brothers, Paul, Opal, Oral and Odas Hunnicutt and one sister Beulah Ball.

Funeral service was July 31, 2012 at Gravelly Methodist Church with burial in the Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Phillip Robinson, Mike Robinson, Alan Hunnicutt, Kent Hunnicutt, Randy Hunnicutt, Bill Hunnicutt, Tyras Hale and Wyatt Watkins. Donations can be made in her name to the Gravelly Methodist Church at 28853 Hwy 28 E. Gravelly, Arkansas 72838 or to Parks Cemetery at Nola, c/o JB Wagner 30301 Hwy 28 E. Gravelly, Arkansas 72838. Online condolences may be sent at www.martinfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1, 2012)

Brasher, Jeff H.

Jeff H. Brasher, 91, of Gravelly passed away Friday, May 18, 2007, in a Waldron nursing home. He was a carpenter and a Methodist by faith.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007, at the Parks Methodist Church with interment at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Brasher of the home; one daughter, Loretta Watkins of Greenwood; one step-daughter, Norma Rupe and husband Rod of Gravelly; four grandchildren, Wyatt Watkins and wife Deborah, Laura Watkins, David and Mellisa Rupe, and Teresa and Jeff Bourns; five great-grandchildren, Ty Hale, Hannah Hawkins, Autumn and Alyssa Rupe and Juliana Bourns; Aunt Tempie Hawkins of Waldron; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Brasher. Pallbearers will be Troy House, Wallace Hill, Dalton Hawkins, Howard Hollman, Gary Holland and Frank Parsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Morgan, Bill Slagle, George Hawkins and Charles Rogers. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Hawkins Cemetery, Parks Methodist Church, Gravelly Methodist Church. You may sign the online guest book by visiting www.martinfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Southwest Times Record Newspaper, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 23, 2007)

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 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)

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)

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)


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