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Bowen, Loyd Wayne

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

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

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

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


Bowen, Orval Dixon "Cottontop"

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

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

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


Bowen, Susan Leta

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

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


Bowen, William D.

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

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


Bowen, William D.

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

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


Bowerman, Bennett Eugene

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

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

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


Bowerman, Charlie Dwight

Charlie Dwight Bowerman, age 76, of Danville, died Sunday, March 22, 1987 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. He was a retired Thermogas Co. employee and the son of the late Levi and Elizabeth Denton Bowerman.

He was survived by his wife, Classie Bowerman of Danville; one son, Butch Bowerman of Danville; two daughters, Betty Frame and CharIene Tharp both of DanvIlle; one sister, Wilna Power of BubI, Idaho; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were Tuesday, March 24th at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with the Rev. Marion Oswalt officiating. Interment was In Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pall Bearers were Mitchell Tharp, Ray Horn, Tobe Horn, Greg Ridenhour, Clinton Kimbrough and Russell McKay. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 25, 1987)

Bowerman, Elizabeth

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

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


Bowers, Charles (Mrs.)

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

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


Bowers, Dwain Henry

Mr. Dwain Henry Bowers, who was born at Crowley Ridge, Ark., died at Danville, May 7, 1941, as told in last weeks' Record, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Kyles and Mrs. Carrie Moudy of Danville, and Mrs. Bealie Coffman of Russellville, and by a brother, Jim Bowers of Danville and a sister, Mrs. Charlie Elverson of Waldron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1941)

Bowers, J. V. (Mrs.)

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

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


Bowers, James V.

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

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

Bowers, Kerry Joe

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

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

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


Bowers, Mr. DwainH.

Mr. D. H. Bowers, Danville, died Wednesday night and was buried Thursday in Danville cemetery.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Kyles, who lived with him, Mrs. Bealey Coffee, Russellville, and Mrs. Carl Moudy, Danville, and brother, Jim Moudy. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1941)

Bowlan, Lorene

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

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

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


Bowman, Juanita (Hodges)

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

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

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

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

Box, Ronnie Joel

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

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

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

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


Boyce, C.J.

C. J. Boyce, age 83, of Plainview passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. He was born September 18, 1931 in Birta, Arkansas to the late Cedric Bryan & Maudie Jeanette Pitts Boyce. He was a retired painter, a 32' Mason, and a member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge # 641.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Burton Pitts; sisters, Grace Page, Wanda McCoy and Bonnie Puckett; nephew, Steven Puckett.

Survivors include his wife Juanita Boyce; children, Mary & Elvin Wright of Dewitt; Wesley & Lisa Boyce of Conway; Kimberly & Jason Walker of Plainview seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister Louise Covington of Kingwood, TX; a very special nephew, Robert Puckett and a host of family and friends.

Graveside service with Masonic rights was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday June 19, 2015, at Birta Cemetery with Rev. Tim Via officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences a www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 24, 2015)

Boyce, John Wesley

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

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


Boyce, Maudie J. Pitts

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

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

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


Boyce, Maudie J. Pitts

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

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

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


Boyce, Walter John

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


Boyce, Walter John "Bud"

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

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

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

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


Boyd, Ada L. (Ballew) Dick

Mrs. Ada L. Boyd, 92, of North Little Rock, widow of William T. Boyd, died March 14. She was a Methodist.

Survivors are a son, John E. Dix of North Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Eva L. Ingram of North Little Rock and Mrs. Eva L. Floyd of Ola; one stepson, Ed Boyd of Watson; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gladys Collins of Michigan and Mrs. Dora Davis of North Little Rock; three half-brothers, Alton Ballew, Ted Ballew and Warner Ballew all of Hot Springs; three half-sisters, Mrs. Eva Blocker and Mrs. Ethel Crawford of Hot Springs and Mrs. Alma Goodman of Colorado; and 14 grandchildren.

The funeral was March 17 at 10:30 in North Little Rock in a North Little Rock chapel. Burial was in a North Little Rock cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 30, 1977)

Boyd, Alice Mae (Reeve)

Alice Mae Boyd, age 70, of Dardanelle died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Legacy Heights in Russellville. She was born October 19, 1940 at Tripoli, Iowa to the late Walter Martin and Edeth Esther Moyer Reeve. She was a member of the Delaware First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hazel Jones; one brother, Charles Moyer.

Survivors include one brother, Bob Reeve of Delaware; one sister, Betty Adkison of Dardanelle; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Memorial service will be held 7:00 P.M., Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Delaware Baptist Church with Bro. Wylie Jones officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 10, 2011)

Boyd, Anna Joyce (Oliger)

Anna Joyce Boyd (Oliger), age 71 of Centerville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the home of her daughter. A daughter of the late Charles David and Maudie V. Standridge Boyd, she was born September 11, 1931, at Dover. She was a retired cook, was active in the Conway County election polls, and was a member of the Kilgore Baptist Church at Birdtown, Arkansas. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Morris Proctor; two brothers, Arthur Boyd and Jewel Boyd; and a sister, Betty Brown.

Survivors include a son, Jearl Proctor of Pineville, Missouri; six daughters, Sharon Perico of Bellview, Florida, Karon Bishop of Howe, Texas, Ruby Woods of Rogers, Arkansas, Burlene English of Centerville, Debby Wolfe of Dover, and Beverly Gonce of Bellview, Florida; a brother, Jim Boyd of Dover; two sisters, Nean Dee of Arosa, California, and Tressie Sanders of Dover; sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jeff Crowder, Rev. Ray Boyd and Rev. Jackie Pledger officiating. Burial was in Pollard Cemetery near Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Sharon Perico, Burlene English, Debby and Jessey Wolfe, Nicole Standridge and Steven and Christopher Whitson. Roger and Louise Burns were alternates. Honorary was Karon Bishop, Jearl Proctor, Ruby Woods, Beverly Gonce, Dr. Andrew Monfee and the staff of the SNF unit of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Jeff Mobley, 125 Skyline Drive, Russellville, Arkansas 72801, or Senior Specialist Hospice, 1310 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2003)


Boyd, Burl

Burl Boyd, 85 of Danville, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born November 23, 1931, in Vilonia, Arkansas to the late Edgar Thomas and Erma (Baldwin) Boyd. Burl was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He has also been a deacon of the Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith. He was a University of Arkansas graduate and a charter member of the Farm House Fraternity. Burl was an Army Veteran. He was instrumental in the development of the poultry industry in Yell County along with Senator Joe Ray and Leon Millsap. Burl was a former deputy for the Yell County Sheriff Department and later was an officer for the Danville City Police.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Melba Lemons Boyd.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Gwendolyn Boyd of Havana; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Randy Barrick of Danville, Julie and Jim Binam of Conway; brother, Larry Boyd of Dallas; sisters, Gail Jean Jones of West Monroe, Louisiana, Erma Jean Ebbs of Millington, Tennessee; grandchildren, Taylor and Thomas Franklin of Ft. Smith, Boyd Barrick of Russellville, Tyler Binam of Richmond, Virginia; and a great-grandson, John Thomas Franklin.

Graveside services were held Monday, January 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville with Brother Clayton Sheets officiating. An open visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Cornwell's in Danville. The family would like to thank the staff of Mitchell's Nursing Home and Chambers Memorial Hospital for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, c/o Danville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 877, Danville, Arkansas 72833 or #10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 4, 2017)

Boyd, Emmaline "Emma"

Emmaline "Emma" Boyd, 92, of Dardanelle, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 29, 2010. She was born May 31, 1917 to James F. and Lillie Bell Cossey of Russellville. Prior to moving to the Dardanelle Nursing Center, Mrs. Boyd spent many happy years in Russellville, Danville, London and Dover with her husband, the late Jesse Jewel Boyd.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a sister, Ina Cossey Hill of Russellville.

She is survived by her three brothers, Buddy Cossey of Dardanelle, Lonnie Cossey of Moreland, Jesse Cossey of Dover; three children, Charlene Lile of Russellville, Jean Trimberger of Centerton, Jesse Leon Boyd of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; six step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; numerous step great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10OO A.M. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Ray Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Pollard Cemetery in Dover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010)


Boyd, Melba Dean Lemons

Melba Dean Lemons Boyd, age 69, of Danville passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Boyd was born December 22, 1932 in Gravelly, Yell County, Arkansas to the late James Ethredge and Moliccie Hunnicutt Lemons. She graduated from Fourche Valley High School and earned a degree in Home Economics at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She became the first director of the first Head Start Program in the United States, housed at the foot of Danville Mountain. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech in Russellville and after teaching two short years at Danville Elementary School she returned to college earning a Master's Degree in Elementary Administration and served as principal in the Danville School District for 26 years when she retired due to her failing health. She was active in the Danville Parent Teacher Organization and the Arkansas Elementary Principal's Association. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.

Survivors are her husband of 49 years, Burl Boyd; a son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Gwendolyn Boyd of Havana, Arkansas; two daughters sons-in-law, Nancy and Randy Barrick of Danville, Arkansas, Julie and Jim Binam of Vilonia, Arkansas; four brothers, Wayne Lemons of Wilmington, Delaware, Jim Lemons of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Ron Lemons of Waldron, Arkansas, Rick Lemons of Mounds, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Taylor Barrick, Boyd Barrick and Tyler Binam.

Services were Friday, April 5, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins and Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Interment will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 1310 West Main Street, Suite A, Russellville, AR 72801 or Kid's Hope USA, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 877, Danville, AR 72833. Pallbearers were Orvalene Holbrook, Anita Harper, Joe Hissom, Joe Monroe, Bob Pledger, Alan Threadgill, Steve Pfeiffer, Ricky Padgett. Honorary will be Rick Millsap, Doyle Barrick, Ted Lyons and past and present faculty members of the S. C. Tucker Elementary School. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 10, 2002)


Boydston, Ora Oralene Carr

Ora Oralene Carr Boydston died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She had resided in Dardanelle Rehab Nursing for the past three months, coming from her home in Van Buren, AR for the past 35 years. She was born in the Gum Springs Community, and attended a rural school there and school in Dardanelle. She retired from Wards Furniture Company after 35 years of service, she worked many years in the plant, and the last 10 years as a first aid nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband T. J. Boydston; her son, Harold Gene Carter; her parents, Oliver Perry (Cap) Carr and Imogene Carr; two half-brothers, Andy Perry Carr and Ray Carr; one half-sister, Amanda Myers; her brothers, John Perry Carr, James (Pug) Carr; her sisters, Alyene Scott and Sarah Krehbiel.

Survivors include one brother, Charles (Chock) Carr and one sister, Wanda Louise Carr both reside in Danville.

Graveside service was conducted by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville at Earl Ladd Cemetery on Saturday, February 16, 2008. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 20, 2008)


Boyer, Harvey L.

Harvey L. Boyer, age 70, of Danville died Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, November 1st at Shady Grove Cemetery in Atkins. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 to 6 p. m. A full obit will be in Wednesday's paper. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 31, 2007)


Boyer, Harvey L.

Harvey L. Boyer, age 70, of Danville died Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born September 8, 1937 in Eldorado Spring, MO to the late Daniel A. & Martha Washington West Boyer. He was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview and an Army Veteran.

He is preceded in death by parents, son, Harvey Boyer Jr., brothers; Robert Boyer & Houston Boyer, sisters, Opal Haton, Diane Rowe, & Donna Marlowe, father-in-law Fay E. Ussery.

Survivors include wife Wanda Ussery Boyer, children and spouses; Judy & Larry Callaway of Danville, Carolyn & Ricky Adams of Phoenix, AZ, Mary & Frank Brazil of Belleville, Michael & Sonya Boyer of Danville; grandchildren, Joey Callaway, Chris Callaway, Jocob Adams, Brison Brazil, Sara Boyer, Rachel Adams, Nikki Brazil, Jarid Boyer, Robert Boyer, & Rebecca Boyer; great-grandchildren, Allen Callaway, William Callaway, Logan Callaway, Daniel Callaway & Kailyn Callaway; mother-in-law, Minnie L. Ussery of Mt. George; brothers, Dan Boyer of Salem, OR & Joe Boyer of Delaware; sister, Linda Rue of Oregon.

Graveside service with Military Honors by Boyce-Wood VFW Post 3141 Dardanelle were held Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Shady Grove Cemetery in Atkins with Bro. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Pallbearers were Adam Flatt, Eddie Wayne Harper, Sam Hale, Joey Callaway, Jamer OBar, & Jim Doran. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 7, 2007)


Boyers, Thomas, III

Boyers, 79, Dead Of Heart Attack - Thomas Boyers III, judge of the 9th Circuit Court and member of a distinguished Sumner County family, died Saturday at his home in Gallatin from an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon, elder and was presently serving as a trustee. Burial will be in Gallatin City Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Moffatt, pastor at First Presbyterian, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Thomas Garrott, Robert Alexander, Eugene Branham Jr., Tommy Perkins, Felix Fly, J.T. Warden, D.H. Jenkins and Alvin Ford. Donoho-Legge-Newby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Boyers was appointed circuit judge in 1965 by then-Gov. Frank Clement, succeeding Judge Will Puryear who was elevated to the Court of Civil Appeals. The 79-year-old jurist carried a full case load and only Friday had spent the day in Springfield on the bench. He covered Sumner, Robertson and Montgomery counties. Gov. Lamar Alexander has the option of appointing an interim judge to fill Boyers' position until the 1982 elections. Should he choose not to appoint, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court could designate someone to fill in. Boyers had indicated he'd not seek another term and his son, Thomas Boyers IV, Gallatin city attorney, had been mentioned as a candidate to run for the position.

The Boyers family has been in Sumner County for at least six generations. His great-grandfather, R.M. Boyers, was a businessman who constructed and occupied a building where Parks Realty now is located. According to a marker erected a decade ago, the now-bricked log building was put up in 1814. It is the oldest building on or near Gallatin's square. R.M. Boyers, was a businessman who constructed and occupied a building where Parks Realty now is located. According to a marker erected a decade ago, the now-bricked log building was put up in 1814. It is the oldest building on or near Gallatin's square. R.M. Boyers also donated the land for First Presbyterian Church to be built on. His grandfather, the first Thomas Boyers, became a newspaper editor and publisher. He was editor of the 10th Legion, a Gallatin weekly in the late 1840's was editor, then editor and publisher of the Daily Centre State American in Nashville for nearly a decade. He returned to Gallatin in the late 1850s and organized the Gallatin Examiner. He was paymaster in the provisional Army of Tennessee, later an officer in the Confederate Army.

Throughout the years, the Boyers have been active in the Democratic Party in the county and state. Thomas Boyers Sr. was a member of the Democratic state executive committee. Judge Boyers graduated from Vanderbilt Law School. While an undergraduate, he met his wife, Johnnie Mae Harkey, a coed from Arkansas. They were married 57 years. After graduation the couple moved to Texas and then to Arkansas where Boyers practiced law. He also was a member of the Legislature in Arkansas.

Survivors besides Mrs. Boyers and Thomas IV are another son, John Boyers, an officer with First and Peoples Bank in Gallatin; a daughter, Betty Ann Boyers; and three grandchildren. He was born Nov. 6, 1902, in Gallatin, son of Sophie Foster and Thomas Boyers Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by Mary Fowder Leek; Newspaper: Gallatin, Tenn. , 12/14/1981)


Boyle, Connie (Hurst) Upchurch

Connie Upchurch Boyle, age 87, of Petit Jean Mtn. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was born November 1, 1927, at Damascus, AR to the late Henry Mahan and Annie Hurst. She owned and operated Red Bluff Drive Inn on Petit Jean Mtn. for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Doyle Upchurch and Martin Boyle; an infant daughter; one son; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ward and husband Bill of Casa, AR; one son, Lester Upchurch and wife Gail of Waveland, AR; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 P.M., Friday, July 3, 2015, at Petit Jean Mtn. Cemetery with Kirk McConnell officiating. 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 Jul 8, 2015)

Boyle, Connie (Hurst) Upchurch

Connie Upchurch Boyle, age 87, of Petit Jean Mtn. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was born November 1, 1927, at Damascus, AR to the late Henry Mahan and Annie Hurst. She owned and operated Red Bluff Drive Inn on Petit Jean Mtn. for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Doyle Upchurch and Martin Boyle; an infant daughter; one son; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ward and husband Bill of Casa, AR; one son, Lester Upchurch and wife Gail of Waveland, AR; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 P.M., Friday, July 3, 2015, at Petit Jean Mtn. Cemetery with Kirk McConnell officiating. 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 Jul 8, 2015)

Boyte, Martha

Mrs. Martha Boyte, age 77, formerly of Ola, passed away December 5, 1956 at the home of her daughter in Tulsa, Okla. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Ola and had spent most of her life in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

She is survived by one son, Luther Boyte, one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Nell Lewis, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lucy Boyte, all of Tulsa and two brothers, Rand Compton of Tulsa and Warren Compton of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 20, 1956)


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