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Bradley, Ila Fay Davis

Ila Fay Davis Bradley, age 89, of Ola, Arkansas died Friday, February 16, 2002, at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. She was born August 28, 1912, in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Marion George and Ada Gossett Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Bradley; brothers, William McKennely Davis, Raymond Davis, Dewey Davis; sisters, Doll Davis, Elizabeth Davis Damon, and Alean Davis Damon.

Survivors include one brother, Otto Davis of Maderia, CA; a sister, Ider Poppy of Stuttgart, AR; several nephew and nieces.

Graveside services were Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at Chalybeate Springs Cemetery near Danville with Brother Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Visitation was Monday night from 5 until 7 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers were William Burfield, Tony Harold Burfield, Tony Carroll Burfield, Kenny Smith, Gator Damon, Cliff Walls, Thomas Damon, and John Damon. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 20, 2002)


Bradley, Regina Faye

Regina Faye Bradley, age 23, of Atkins died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. Born September 15, 1982, in Dardanelle (Yell County), she attended Pottsville Schools and South New Hope Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Joe Barfield and Christopher Barfield of Atkins; a daughter, Geanie Marie Barfield of Atkins; her mother, JoAnn Savage of Atkins; her father, Roy Bradley of Dardanelle; a brother, Roy Bradley III of Atkins; and a sister, Jessica Bradley of Atkins.

Funeral will be 10 a. m. Monday at South New Hope Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery by Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville. Pallbearers include Jerry Savage, Boyd Hunter, Scottie Midwell, Jimmy Savage, Curtis Savage and Sean Bradley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: The Courier, Russellville, AR, 4/9/2006)


Bradley, Robert M.

Robert M. Bradley, 71, was killed by a car at Sunset Beach, Calif. April 1, 1954. He was married to Avis Housley and to this union nine children were born.

He is survived by two sons, Verlin Bradley of Illinois and Elmer Bradley of Marion, Oregon, four daughters, Mrs. Odie Halsell of Plainview, Mrs. Sidney Hill and Mrs. Nelson Sidney Hill and Mrs. Nelson Harper of Oxnard, Calif, and Mrs. James Harper of Hot Springs and 16 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, April 15, 1954)


Bradley, Roy

Roy Bradley, age 48, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. A son of the late Roy Alfred Bradley, Sr. and the late Jane T. Vanwinkle Bradley, he was born February 8, 1959, in Modesto, CA. He was an employee of VEI Construction Co. in Russellville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina Bradley.

Survivors include three sons, Roy Bradley III of Atkins, and Daniel and Jonathan Bradley, both of Pottsville; a daughter, Jessica Bunton of Atkins; his ex-wife, Joann Savage of Atkins; four brothers, James O. Bradley of Oklahoma, Donald Keith Bradley of California, Joe Dale Bradley of Dardanelle, and Boyd Hunter of Pottsville; two sisters, Sheryl Hellmer of Russellville, and Cora Sue Prime of California; and six grandchildren.

The funeral was held on August 11, 2007 at South New Hope Assembly of God, officiated by the Rev. C. R. Young and the Rev. Norman Chenowith. Burial was held in Pisgah Cemetery near Pottsville by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Davey Bunton, Curtis Savage, Jimmy Savage, John VanHorn, James Moore and Jerry Savage. Honorary pallbearers were his co-workers at VEI Construction Company. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2007)


Bradley, Terri J.

Terri J. Bradley, age 50, of Hot Springs, AR died Sunday, June 17, 2007 in a local hospital. She was born February 9, 1957 in Hot Springs, AR.

She was preceded in death by her father, Shannon Montgomery and one sister, Barbara Annan.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Bradley of Hot Springs, AR; her mother, Sammie Dawson Montgomery of Hot Springs, AR; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jessica Bradley and Tara and Chris Jones all of Hot Springs, AR and one brother, Shannon Montgomery of Hot Springs.

Funeral service was held June 21 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Chambers officiating. Burial was in Buckville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard McGrew, Terry Bates, Mike Jackson, Gary Montgomery, Tony Montgomery and Joe Pascual. Honorary were St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, Genesis Cancer Center, and employees of Arkansas Aluminum Alloy and staff of A. O. M. S. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 27, 2007)


Bradsher, Wilder Rick

Wilder Rick Bradsher, age 72 of Centerville, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 10, 2008)


Bradsher, Wilder Rick

Wilder Rick Bradsher, age 72 of Centerville, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at his home. He was born January 18, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a mechanic for the Railroad.

Survivors include his sons, Charles and Andrea Bradsher of Centerville and Rickey Bradsher of Plainview and sister, Edith Holland of Rover.

Memorial Service will be at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2008)


Bragg, Freda K. Chambers

Freda K. Chambers Bragg, 85, a native of Danville, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999. She was the widow of Co. Guy Bragg and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Dr. T. Guy Bragg of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Kay Farmer of Clinton, Miss.; a sister, Marie Wilson of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock. Memorials may be made to Saint Catherine's Village, 200 Domican Dr. Madison, Miss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 1999)


Bragg, Paul

Paul Bragg, age 65, of Danville, AR died Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born July 13, 1941 in Russellville, AR the son of the late Milton Bragg and Erma Freeman Bragg Ferguson. He was a carpenter and a member of the Russellville Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Robert Bragg and a sister, Naomi Clark.

He is survived by his loving companion of sixteen years, Nancy Corbin; four daughters, Chris, Melody and Darla Bragg all of Phoenix, AZ and Denae Bragg of Seattle, WA; a sister, Sue Razzo of Los Angles, CA; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be today, Wednesday, March 7, 10 a. m. at the Earl Ladd Cemetery with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 7, 2007)


Bragg, Zachary Keith

Zachary Keith Bragg age 15 of Dardanelle died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at his home. He was born September 11, 1995 at Morrilton to Paul Keith Bragg and Anita Dawnyell Story. He loved playing on his cell phone, computer, riding his 4 wheeler and the outdoors and most of all he was a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Bragg.

Survivors include his mother, Dawnyell Story of Greenbrier; his father, Paul Bragg of Dardanelle; two sisters, Donna Bragg of Russellville and Shelby Duck of Greenbrier; grandparents, Coy and Shirley Dollar of Russellville, Glenda Bull and husband Larry of Perryville, Danny Story of Hattieville; great grandparents, Curtis and Vivian Lipps of Perryville; three uncles, Guy Bragg and wife Jo, Dennis Bragg and wife Nikki, James Dollar all of Russellville; five aunts, Paula Story of Siloam Springs, Carla Bragg, Pamela Cline and husband Shane, Karen Daniels, Tessa Dollar all of Russellville; and many other relatives.

Funeral services will be held 10:00A.M., Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Brother Sonny Stone and Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Russellville. Pallbearers: Steve Ross, Dennis Bragg, Jamie Cook, Jimmy Story, Phil Baker, Guy Bragg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zachary Keith Bragg Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 08, 2011) Fatal Accident In Boy's Own Yard -- While Riding ATV-- A fifteen year old child died on Saturday, June 4th, near his parents home in Wildcat Hollow, in a fourwheeler accident. According to Yell County Sheriff Deputy Rick Shaddon, investigating officer, Zachary Keith Bragg was seen five to ten minutes earlier by his father's fiance, Jamie Steele, who said that the boy had gone riding on the family's Honda 4-wheeler, and when she went looking for him she found him under the four wheeler, partially in the family's driveway and partially in a ditch. Shaddon said that Steele pulled the vehicle off of the boy and called 911 and the boy's father, Paul Bragg. Officers noted on the report that the vehicle was still turned on and in forward gear, and that the boy had apparently been attempting to negotiate the ditch area when the accident occurred. Other personnel working the accident included Det. Lt. Scott Moore, and Yell County EMS personnel Jim Hodges and Jonathon Weatherall. Shaddon reported that the EMS personnel told him that the child had died in the accident. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Newspaper Article - Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 08, 2011)

Brake, Marie

Marie Brake, 89, of Charleston, AR died July 17, 2009 in Ft. Smith, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Smith and Eva Clement Smith; a brother, Bud Smith; husbands, Julius (Bud) Heinmiller and Amos Brake; grandsons, Gearold and Randy Parks.

She is survived by daughters, Helen and husband, Gary Parks of Melcher, IA, Melinda and husband, Bobby Irby of Magazine, AR, Teresa and husband, Chris Wilson of Singleton, TX; one son, David and wife, Cherie Heinmiller of Roans Prairie, TX; one stepdaughter, Jayne Talley of Sherman, TX; six grandchildren, Doug Parks, Michael, Steven and Bradley Irby, Matthew Shaddon, and Chase Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Abby and Josh Parks, Seth Wilson, and Macie Irby, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Paris Christian Center, Paris, AR with burial at Redman Cemetery, DeQueen, AR, under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service, Booneville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009)


Bramlett, Margaret "Pauline"

Margaret "Pauline" Bramlett, age 94, of Prairie Grove, AR died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Prairie Grove Health & Rehab. She was born August 16, 1913 at Tolu, Kentucky, the daughter of James Coleman & Alma Jacobs Minner. She was an employee of the University of Arkansas & a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Bramlett, twin sister Irene Williams & two great-great-grandchildren Abagayle & Gauge James.

She is survived by, a daughter, Bobbie Jean Harris of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Service was June 6 at Moore's Chapel officiated by Rev. Lester Shadrick. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 11, 2008)


Brancecum, Joshua Lee

DARDANELLE - Joshua Lee Brancecum, 15-day-old son of Angela Brancecum of Dardanelle and Roy Mills of Mount George, died Sunday, June 16, 1985, at Children's Hospital at Little Rock.

Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Mrs. David Cossey of Dardanelle and David Brancecum of Osceola; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Mills of Mount George; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Martin of Dardanelle and Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Brancecum of Osceola; paternal great-grandparents, David and Gertie Burt of Soldnada, Alaska, and great-great-grandparents, Mae Thomas of St. Charles, Mich. Ida Paine of Imboden, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mills of Mount George.

Funeral will be at 10 am. Tuesday at Dardanelle Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. David Bishop. Burial will be in Dacus Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Branch, Grace

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Branch, Chickalah, March 8 and took from them their darling daughter, Grace, age 15 year 13 days. The cause of death was appendicitis.

She is survived by her parents, one brother, Sonnie, one sister, Betty Lou, two grandmothers and a host of aunts and uncles. The body was laid to rest in Mtn. Spring Cemetery, March 10.

Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Onea Atkins, with Cornwell Funeral Home in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1940)

Branch, Helon Hale

Helon Hale Branch, age 90, of Russellville, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Center. She was born September 25, 1914 at Scottsville, AR to the late Tolbert & Lou Ross Hale.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Harl R. Branch a brother, Thomas Hale and sister, Lucille Ford.

Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Gana and John Milham of Houston, TX a brother, James Hale of Russellville two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle with Rev. Bill Darby officiating. Internment was at Rest Haven Cemetery in Russellville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 13, 2005)


Branch, James Thomas

James Thomas Branch, age 77, passed away May 12, 2009 in Tulsa, OK. He was born January 23, 1923 in Little Rock, AR the son of William Matthew Branch, Jr. and Elma Mary Branch. He lived in Plainview, AR and moved to Owasso, OK in October 2007 where his daughter resides. He was a member of the Hilltop Church of God in Plainview for over 20 years. The Hilltop Church of God was established in 1951 when his father donated the land for the church. He played a vital role in getting the church built and the community spent many hours raising money for the church. He played the piano for over 7 years each Sunday and a plaque still sits over the piano dedicating the piano in his name for his many years of service to the church. He loved nature, animals and all the beauty created by God. He married Bonnie Lou Cunningham Branch on January 20, 1956 and later divorced. He was a loving father and a wonderful friend to many. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by four children, Cindy Andrews of Alexander, AR, Cathy Deases of Owasso, OK, Steve Branch of Plainview, AR and David Branch of Gilbert, AZ; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren which he loved dearly; sisters, Marjorie Elma Asbury of Lake Forrest, IL, Mary Alyce Brown of Bentonville, AR; one brother, William Matthew Branch III of Perryville, AR; eight nieces and two nephews.

Funeral service was May 15, 2009 at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Hollis, AR. He was buried at Nimrod Cemetery in Nimrod, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)


Branch, Joseph Sidney

Joseph Sidney Branch, age 73, of Paris died Wednesday afternoon, June 20, at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was a retired Freewill Baptist Minister, a native of Stafford Community, the son of the late John and Ada Horn Branch and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nettie Anderson Branch; two sons, Loyd Branch of Paris, Billy Branch of the West Coast; and one daughter, Miss Marion Branch of the West Coast; three sisters, Mrs. Nora McClanahan of Porterville, CA, Mrs. Mattie Morrison and Mrs. Eva Burries of Norman, OK and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church Friday morning at 10 o clock with the Rev. Autry Davis, and the Rev. David King officiating. Interment was at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7/27/1979)


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, Hattie Mae (Randall)

Mrs. Hattie Brantley, 66, of Humphrey died June 1 in a Stuttgart hospital. She lived several years near Danville. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband. A.E.; one daughter, Stellanae Kuklenski, of Indiana; one brother, Pete Randall, of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Vestal of Danville and Mrs. Clara Humphrey of California; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral was June 3 at the Humphrey Baptist Church by Rev. Roland Cooper Sr. and burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1965)

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)

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