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Bryant-Phelps, Diane

HAVANA - A Blue Mountain Lake woman died in a fire at her home Saturday night in Yell County. Diane Bryant-Phelps, 55, of Havana was found by firefighters who fought a blaze at her residence on Richardson Lane, just south of Blue Mountain Lake, according to a statement from Yell County Chief Deputy John Foster. Firefighters from Moore's Chapel, Havana and Belleville fire departments responded to the fire at about 8 p.m. They found Bryant-Phelps' body at 11 p.m., according to Foster. The Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Yell County Coroner's Office are investigating Saturday's fatal fire. Foster said Phelps lived alone, and her husband had recently passed away following an illness. Investigators recovered evidence from the debris which may be helpful in determining the cause of the fire, but he indicated at this time the cause of the fire remains unknown, Foster said. The home and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 24 Jul 2013 in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. )

Bryne, Peter

Aged Man Burned To Death As Fire Destroys Home - Peter Bryne, age 86, was burned to death Tuesday night as his home near Cedar Creek was destroyed by flames. Neighbor noticed the fire and discovered his body in the ruins, near where the door had been, with a five gallon oil can nearby. Mr. Bryne, a native of Canada, was living by himself and had no relatives.

The body was taken by Cornwell funeral Home to Dardanelle for burial. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 15, 1948)


Bryson, Laverne D.

L. D. Bryson Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack - Danville Electrician, Laverne D. Bryson, age 59, operator of an electric shop in Danville, died of heart attack Wednesday afternoon, January 7, 1948. Mr. Bryson and Jimmy Patterson, who was employed in the electric shop, were returning from a job in Plainview, with Jimmy driving the car, when Mr. Bryson suddenly said he was going to faint. Jimmy stopped the car, about half way between Plainview and Danville on the mountain road, but was unable to revive Mr. Bryson and drove to the Danville Clinic Hospital. Mr. Bryson was reported dead upon arrival at the hospital. Mr. Bryson, who was formerly a machinist in Houston, had been subject to heart attacks for the past several years, Mr. and Mrs. Bryson moved to Yell County in 1945 from Houston, and formerly lived at Davenport, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Allen, Bud, Don and Richard Bryson, all of California; his mother, Mrs. Grace Bryson Robinson of California; one brother, George Bryson and one sister, Mrs. Otis Hemphill, both of California.

The body was sent too Davenport, Iowa for funeral services and burial. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 8, 1948)


Bryson, Pauline

Pauline Bryson, age 99, of Smithville, TX, formally of Danville, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Towers Nursing Home in Smithville. She was a retired beauty operator. She was born in TX on November 5, 1902 and was the daughter of the late Robert Walter and Charlotte Hall Green.

Survivors include a grandson, granddaughter, several great grandchildren, and a nephew.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p. m. at Moore's Chapel Cemetery near Waveland. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 8, 2002)


Buchanan, Jennie

Mrs. Jennie Buchanan, age 80 years, passed away Wednesday morning, September 20, 1950 at her home in the Waltreak community. Mrs. Buchanan was born in the Waltreak community and with the exception of two years that she lived in Danville lived there all her life. She was faithful member of the Methodist Church.

Her husband and their three children had preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted at the Waltreak cemetery by Rev. T. R. Whiddon of Danville, Rev. George Owens of Ola and Rev. John M. Millard of Blue Ball.

Wills Estate To Church - Mrs. Buchanan willed her estate to the Methodists to build a church near the Waltreak cemetery and to pastor and finance the church as long as the funds last. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 28, 1950)


Buckles, Doug Arlo

Doug Arlo Buckles, age 54, of Atkiis, AR died Saturday, March 9, 1996 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Russellville. He was born in Southgate, CA on May 22, 1941. He served in the US. Navy and was a supervisor P. O. M. in Russellville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Breashears.

Survivors include his parents, Dale and Virginia Buckles of Las Vegas, NV and Alyce M. and Ned Breashears of Belleville; two daughters, Karla Buckles and Amber Walker of Morrilton; two brothers, Stephen Buckles of Charleston and John Breashears of Tulsa, OK; six grandchildren; his companion, Sherry Reel, of Atkins and tier children, Kendra Reel and Tony Reel, both of Atkins.

Funeral services were Monday at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bishop officiating. Burial was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Elmore, Lance Elmore,. Rick Melder, Ladd Shannon, Jason Keathley and Connie, Aday. Honorary Larry Elmore, Dean Catlett, Robert Keathley, employees of P. O. M. and the Atkins Riding Club. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 3-13-1996)


Buckles, Gladys B.

MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS -- GLADYS B. BUCKLES, 33, of Danville, Arkansas, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died at 6:15 a.m. April 12 (1991) at North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris, Arkansas.

Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd, and one niece. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The State Journal-Register Newspaper, Springfield, Illinois, Obituary was published on Apr 20, 1991)

Buckles, Karla

Karla Buckles, age 38 of Atkins, Arkansas, died Thursday, June 13, 2002. She was born October 5, 1963, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Sharon Reel of Atkins and the late Douglas Buckles.

Survivors include a son, Slone Lovan of Atkins; a daughter, Robin Henson of Fort Hood, Texas; mother and stepfather, Sharon and Donnie Reel of Atkins; a sister, Amber Walker of Atkins, Arkansas; grandmother, Alyce Breashears of Belleville, Arkansas; a grandson, Marc Henson, III.

Services were Friday, June 14, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Lemley Funeral Service, Atkins. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 19, 2002)


Buckman, Bessie May

Mrs. Bessie May Buckman, age 88, of Fort Smith, AR, formerly of Havana, AR died Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at the Methodist Nursing Home in Fort Smith. She was born November 29, 1910 in Eagleton, AR to the late Lee and Emma Stepp Davis. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Havana and worked for the Havana School District.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Hall of Ft. Smith, AR; stepson, Bobby Rogers of Waveland, AR and step-daughter, Marie Asher of Sunnyvale, CA; grandson, Brian Hall of Alma, AR; two granddaughters, Dixie Klock of Edmond, OK and Janice Atkinson of Keota, OK; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Davis of Havana.

Services were May 15, 1999 at the Assembly of God Church in Havana with Rev. E. O. Tackett officiating. Interment was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church in Havana, AR 72842. Pallbearers were Brian Hall, David Atkinson, Roger Klock, Vernon Davis, Charles Davis, Raymond Davis, Clyde Parks and Whick Stapleton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 19, 1999)


Buckman, Edna Elnora (Mrs.)

Mrs. Edna Buckman, 85, wife of the late T. J. Buckman died August 16, at the Yell County hospital at Danville. She was the mother of nine children, three deceased.

Those surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Sadler and Mrs. Marvin Dyer of Carlsbad, New Mex.; Mrs. J. F. Graddy of Clinton and Mrs. Lee Moudy of Belleville; two sons: N. E. and Lloyd. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 30, 1962)

Buckman, Emily

Emily Buckman - age 4 years old, died last week in an Albuquerque hospital.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Buckman of Albuquerque; two sisters, Laura Jean and Katherine Louise Buckman; and her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Buckman and Mr. and Mrs. Demetrio Griego. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 18, 1961)

Buckman, Evelyn Lawanda (Yandell) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Evelyn Lawanda Buckman, age 37, of Havana, died Sunday evening at a Danville hospital. Mrs. Buckman was a clerk at the Danville office of the Arkansas Power and Light Co. She was a native of near Havana, a daughter of Wilburn and Bertha Yandell, a member of the Assembly of God Church at Havana, and was the church secretary.

Other survivors are one daughter, Miss Glenda Buckman, of the home, one brother, Eston Yandell, of Little Rock; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Pittitt of Elk City, Okla.; and her paternal grandfather, J.W. Yandell, of Havana.

Funeral services were held at the Havana Assembly of God Church at Havana Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Otho Tackett officiating. Interment was in Moore's Chapel. Services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Buckman, Evelyn Lawanda (Yandell) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Evelyn Lawanda Buckman, age 37, of Havana, died Sunday evening at a Danville hospital. Mrs. Buckman was a clerk at the Danville office of the Arkansas Power and Light Co. She was a native of near Havana, a daughter of Wilburn and Bertha Yandell, a member of the Assembly of God Church at Havana, and was the church secretary.

Other survivors are one daughter, Miss Glenda Buckman, of the home, one brother, Eston Yandell, of Little Rock; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Pittitt of Elk City, Okla.; and her paternal grandfather, J.W. Yandell, of Havana.

Funeral services were held at the Havana Assembly of God Church at Havana Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Otho Tackett officiating. Interment was in Moore's Chapel. Services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Buckman, Glenn Howard

Glenn Howard Buckman, age 81, of Belleville passed away Wednesday, November 12, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Glenn was born June 1, 1933 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to the late John Gloyd and Amy Jewell Payne Buckman. He and his son, Chris owned and operated Buckman Well Drilling which was founded in 1937, by his father Gloyd Buckman. He was a member of the Havana United Methodist Church, and Belleville Christian Lodge 394. He was a Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 51 years, Willa Dale Buckman.

Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Brad Buckman of Dallas, Texas; Chris and Jennifar Buckman of Belleville; daughters, Glenna Buckman of Russellville; Amy and Barton Herndon of California; grandchildren, Dallas Herndon of Massachusetts; Ethan Herndon of California, Brandon Buckman of Texas; Brian Buckman of Ft. Smith; Brenton Buckman, Bradley Buckman and Jalyn O'Gorman all of Belleville; great-grandson, Mason Glenn Buckman of Ft. Smith.

Services were Friday,10 AM, November 14, 2014 at the Havana Assembly of God Church with Brother Bob Caldwell officiating. Interment at Russell Cemetery, Belleville. Pallbearers were Dallas Herndon, Ethan Herndon, Brandon Buckman, Brian Buckman, Brenton Buckman, Bradley Buckman, Jayln O'Gorman, Johnny Murray and Tras Pfeifer. Honorary pallbearers were his United Methodist Church Family, Sam Yoder, Doyle Buckman, Jarrod Bland and Don Ridenour. 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 Nov 19, 2014)

Buckman, Jack Gray

Mr. Jack Gray Buckman, age 68, of Ola, AR died Monday, May 11, 1998 at his home in Ola. He was born October 1, 1929 in Havana, AR to the late Ezra and Ocie Gray Buckman. He was a Korean Army Veteran, retired carpenter and superintendent with Roberts International and a member of the Ola Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Raymond and N. J. Buckman.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Barnes Buckman; two sons, Ricky Hogan of Carthage, TX, Jackie Craig Buckman of Greenwood, AR; four daughters, Rhonda Kendall of Russellville, AR, Jackie Jill Buckman of Onyx, AR, Kay Smith of Heber Springs, AR and Teresa Whitehead of Greenwood, AR; two brothers, Billy Lassiter of Chino Valey, AZ and James Buckman of Bullhead City, AZ; three sisters, Betty Blaylock of Hazen, AR, Lalla Dalhstrom of El Monte, CA and Imogene Brinkmeyer of Aliso Viejo, CA; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 2:00 p. m. at the Ola Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Stegall and Rev. Tommy Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, May 13 6 to 8 pm. Pallbearers will be Buddy Potts, Harlon Porter, Billy Beasley, Buddy Burrows, Reggie Seely and Dean Barnes. Honorary: grandsons Buddy, Jeffrey, Brian and Daniel Kendall, Jesse Yates, Jeremy Hogan, Russell Hanna, Aaron Buckman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 13, 1998)


Buckman, John Gloyd

Mr. John Gloyd Buckman, age 87 of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville. He was born in Belleville, AR. August 30, 1909, son of the late Thomas Boles and Edna Elnora Hunt Buckman. He retired after 58 years as owner and operator of Buckman Water Well Drilling. He was a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Jewell Payne Buckman and Ura Denton Buckman.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae McConnell Buckman; a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Willa Dale Buckman of Belleville; a sister, Thelma Grady of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Brad Buckman of Flower Mound, TX, Chris Buckman of Belleville, Glenna Gale Buckman of Russellville and Amy Herndon of Little Rock; four greats grandchildren, Dallas Herndon of Little Rock and Brandon, Brian and Brenton Buckman all of Belleville.

Funeral service was December 26 at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. E. O. Tackett and Rev. Bart Herndon officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery, Belleville. Pallbearers were Brad Buckman, Chris Buckman, Bart Herndon, Noble Gene Buckman, Danny Majors and Curt Eudy. Arrangements by Cornwall Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 1997)


Buckman, Lena Mae Mcconnell

Lena Mae McConnell Buckman, age 81 of Danville, died Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born September 9, 1922 in Oklahoma to the late Herbert and Margaret Autrey Corley. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Woodrow McConnell and Gloyd Buckman; three sons, Kenneth, Jerry and Leroy McConnell; a grandson, Steven McConnell and a great-grandson, Brandon McClure.

Survivors include two sons, James and Darrell McConnell of Booneville; two daughters, Mary Cochran & Ann Baker, both of Russellville; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Cornwell Chapel, Danville with Brother John McCourt officiating. Interment was in Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were grandsons, Don Anderson, Dewayne, Richard, Kurt, Kevin and Cody McConnell, & Jeffery Ward. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 21, 2004)


Buckman, Ocie Delilah Gray

DANVILLE - Mrs. Ocie Delilah Gray Buckman, age 87, of Danville died Friday, January 31, 1986 at Yell County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Buckman, and three sons, N. J. Arnold and Raymond Buckman. She was a member of Havana United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Buckman of Ola and James Buckman of Barstow, Calif.; four daughters, Betty Blaylock of Hazen, Billie Lassiter of Norwalk, Calif., Lalle Dahlstrom of El Monte, Calif. and Imogene Brinkmeyer of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a sister, Ercie Robins of Springdale; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Havana United Methodist Church by the Rev. Barney Rhine and the Rev. James Ragsdale. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Buckman, Rachel

Rachel Buckman, age 88, of Havana, died Sunday, December 21, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was the 14th child of 15 children of the late Noble J. and Addie Ferguson Buckman. She was a retired school teacher, a graduate of Arkansas State Teacher College, a life member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, a member of the A E A, and the Havana Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Irene Hiner of Florida; several nieces and nephews, including Jack Buckman of Ola and Dorothy Dickson of Havana.

Funeral service was December 22nd at the Havana Methodist Church. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Blaylock, Paul Harbin, Lawrence Patton, Johnny Foster, Charles Yandell and Paul Tygart. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 24, 1997)


Buckman, Thomas B.

Thomas B. Buckman, age 88, passed away at his home in Belleville Saturday night, March 10, 1956. He was a lifelong resident of Belleville, a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic Lodge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 16, 1956)


Buckman, Wanda L. (McAnally)

Wanda L. Buckman, age 79, of Ola, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1933, in Waltreak to John Edward and Lillian Eva Jackson McAnally.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Buckman; four brothers, Audie, Claudie, Marvin and Clayton McAnally; a sister, Amy McConnell; and a brother-in-law, James McConnell.

Survivors include four stepchildren, Beverly Luck, January Clinton, Steven Buckman and Chuck Buckman; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Jim Gulley of Eucha, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Lou McAnally of Ola; many nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Ola First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Hatfield officiating. Burial will be at Havana Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. The obituary and guestbook are available online at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 19, 2013)

Buckman, Wanda L. (McAnally)

Wanda L. Buckman, age 79, of Ola, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1933, in Waltreak to John Edward and Lillian Eva Jackson McAnally.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Buckman; four brothers, Audie, Claudie, Marvin and Clayton McAnally; a sister, Amy McConnell; and a brother-in-law, James McConnell.

Survivors include four stepchildren, Beverly Luck, January Clinton, Steven Buckman and Chuck Buckman; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Jim Gulley of Eucha, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Lou McAnally of Ola; many nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Ola First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Hatfield officiating. Burial will be at Havana Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. The obituary and guestbook are available online at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 19, 2013)

Buckman, Willa Dale

Willa Dale Buckman, age 75, of Belleville died Friday, September 11, 2009 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born August 31, 1934 in Belleville to the late William Will Thomas Fryar and Winnie Springfield Baugn Fryar.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Udell Fryar; a sister, Pauline Eudy; brothers-in-law, Curt Eudy and Lonnie Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Glenn H. Buckman; sons and daughter-in-law, Brad Buckman of Dallas, TX, Chris and Jennifer Buckman of Belleville; daughters and son-in-law, Glenna Buckman of Russellville, Amy and Bart Herndon of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, Dallas and Ethan Herndon of Savannah, GA; Brandon, Brian, Brenton and Bradley Buckman and Jalyn O'Gorman all of Belleville; sisters and brother-in-law, Nathalie Smith of Danville, Marie and Boyce Mosley of Danville; sister-in-law Anna Jewel Fryar of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)


Buckman, William A.

The body of S. Sgt. William A. Buckman, son of James E. Buckman of Havana, is among 2,972 Pacific War dead who arrived at San Francisco yesterday, February 11, aboard the U. S. Army Transport Cardinal O'Connel. S. Sgt. Buckman is the second Yell County war dead to be returned to the u. S. The body of Pvt. Jesse Tidwell arrived in Danville December 11, 1947. The body will be shipped from San Francisco to the Memphis General Depot's distribution center, where an individual military escort of the same rank, race, arm of service and religious belief (the latter wherever possible) as the deceased will be assigned to escort the casket to the home of the parents, according to information received from the Memphis General Depot's American Graves Registration Division. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 12, 1948)


Buckman, William Arnold

Rites Held for Soldier Returned from Overseas for burial. Funeral Services for William Arnold Buckman were held at the Havana Methodist Church Tuesday, March 2, with Rev. Billy Dennis, pastor, in charge. S/Sgt. Buckman's body was returned from the Shofield Mausoleum in Hawaii for burial in Havana. Sgt. Buckman was born in Havana 1922 and was inducted into the army upon completion of high school there in 1942. He received training at Keelson Field, Miss. at Will Run, Michigan and at Harlington field, where he received his aerial gunner's wings. He was sent to India in February of 1944 and to China in April. He was killed in action in China on June 13, 1944.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Buckman of Havana; four sisters, Mrs. Lalle Dohlstom, Gardena, Calif., Mrs. Imogene Brinckmeyer, Russellville, Mrs. Billie Sue Lassiter, Havana, and Betty Lou of the home; and four brothers, N. J. Buckman, Havana, James, in the army at Williams Field, Ariz. Jack, Gardena, Calif. and Raymond of the home. Military services were conducted by the Forrester-Buckman American Legion Post at Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 11, 1948)


Buffington, Lillian Dell

Lillian Dell Buffington, age 79 of Blue Mountain, AR died January 23, 2001 at the Booneville Hospital. She was a member of the Blue Mtn. Assembly of God, Church.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Bennie Buffington.

She is survived by two sisters, Goldia Phelps of Blue Mountain, AR and Mirtia McCallister of San Jose, CA and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service was January 26, 2001 at Robert Memorial Chapel with burial at Blue Mountain Cemetery, Blue Mountain, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 31, 2001)


Buford, Beryl Cecelia (Schoen)

Beryl Cecelia Buford, born January 11, 1933, to Fredrick H. Schoen and Katharine G. Wittmann in Camden, New Jersey. Beryl left this world on May 7, 2016. She was 83 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 Brothers: Howard Schoen, Neil Schoen and Lewis Schoen of New Jersey, David Schoen of Washington and one infant sister, Elaine Myrtle Schoen.

She is survived by 2 Brothers, Kenneth and Clair Schoen of Grass Valley, CA, and Richard and Margie of Hermiston, OR. 6 children: William and Margret Buford of Okeechobee, Florida, Glenn and Wanda Buford of Ruffin, South Carolina, Charles and Sherry Buford of Ola, AR, Katharine Buford of Ola, AR, Leda and Sam Cullum of Russellville, AR and Diane and Neil Thomlinson, of Bowie, TX, 17 Grand Children, 21 Great Grand Children, 3 Great-Great Grand Children, 33 Nieces and Nephews from coast to coast and Far Too many Bus Kids that "Jumped the Bridge" to count, at least 2 Generations of them. The story of Beryl's life begins with her being raised as the only girl with six brothers, her father always joked he raised 7 boys only one wore dresses. During those years, times were tough and she dropped out of high school after the 10th grade and went to work so that her brothers wouldn't have to. Her first job was in a book bindery in New Jersey. She wore those dresses until she got permission from her daddy to wear "trousers" only at work so she didn't have to bend and lift in a skirt. She met our father, Jimmie Buford, and married when she was only 19 and became what a woman in that day was supposed to be, a wife and a mother. Shortly after, she started to work as a long distance telephone operator for several years until they made the move to Arkansas. During these years she continued to run the household and raise her children while helping run the family business, Mima's Motel and Cafe in Ola, Arkansas that was established by her mother-in-law, Mima Buford. After years at the Cafe, it became hard for two strong willed women to stir the same pot, so Beryl went to work at the Yell County Nursing home as a cook. After the family moved for a time to Dardanelle, they returned to Ola and she went back to work at the nursing home, cooking again! And then she made a change that effected the lives of so many, she started driving the school bus and soon was working full time at Ola High School until she retired. She loved driving the bus every day down Old Hwy 10 and up on the ridge. She considered all of those kids her own, and never missed a game or graduation of one of "her" kids. She was very supportive of those kids too.... Even being "asked" to leave a high school football game for her boisterous support of one of her bus riders. She soon gave up working at the nursing home and was employed full time with the Ola School District as janitor and bus driver. Supporting and encouraging the students at Ola started to feel hypocritical, so at the age of 57, she obtained her GED in 1991. All the band bus trips, pep bus trips and the Friday tradition of running the bus route backwards will forever be fond memories of every student who ever rode her bus....she loved them all. But Beryl wasn't an all work and no play woman, she loved to bowl, and was good at it. Winning many trophies and representing every team she was a member of well with a one time high average of 180. She almost got her perfect game once rolling a 288, but her proudest moment would have to be competing in the National Bowling Tournament in Reno, Nevada with her daughters on their team, Beryl's Kat-Le-Di. She may not have won the tournament, but she received several pins and patches for her performance at the tournament. She also loved to play Bingo and went as often as possible. When she moved to the nursing home, she was excited because she would be able to play bingo there twice a week. Beryl will be fondly remembered by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She never met a stranger and would help anyone who needed it. She was quick to laugh, but would get you told if you deserved it. As a woman, she led by example, inspiring hard work and determination to those around her. As a mother, she always put her family first, gave even when it hurt and loved with her whole heart. She will be greatly missed in the community, by her extended family comprised of the nursing home staff and residents, and especially by her close friends and family.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Horn and Bro. Stacey Lisenbey officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 10, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 11, 2016)

Buford, Beth Ann (Eden)

Beth Ann Buford, age 78, of Ola, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born October 16, 1937, in Plainview, Arkansas, to the late Elmer and Ida Lowery Eden. She was a Bookkeeper for the Ola sale barn for over thirty years, a farmer, and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard L. Eden; and son-in-law, Jack King.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Donnell Ray Buford, three children: Ray Buford (Mandy) of Ola, Donna King of Ola, Mark Buford of Ola, sister Shirley Jo Plant of Little Rock; six grandchildren: Jackie Johnston (Alan) of Sedalia, Mo; Kyle King (Erica) of Hot Springs; Laura Aynes (Marcus) of Waldron; Charley Buford (Madison) of Pottsville; Cheyenne Buford of London; Dakota Buford of Clarksville; six great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Robert Buford of Ola, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Joe Harrison officiating. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Planview. Visitation was Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cornwell chapel in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Alan Johnston, Kyle King, Charley Buford, Dakota Buford, Marcus Aynes, Gary Morrison. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. On- line guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 20, 2016)

Buford, Betty Adale (Tumey) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Betty Adale Buford 30, died Friday in a Pensacola, Fla. Hospital. She was a native of California and a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Buford with the Navy at Pensacola; two sons, John Buford and Fred Buford of the home; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Tumey of Long Beach, Calif; her father Barney Tumey of Westport, Conn.; four brothers and four sisters. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 1961)

Buford, Cecil Lee

Mr. Cecil Lee Buford, age 50, of Briggsville, a prominent and respected citizen of Fourche Valley, died Wednesday of last week at the Baptist State hospital in Little Rock. He was a lifetime resident of Briggsville where he has served as postmaster for the past 12 years. He was active in civic affairs and has served on the school board for the past 20 years. He was also for several years a member of the Yell County Board of Education.

Surviving relatives include his wife, formerly Miss Mica Cathey; one son, Cecil Lynn Buford of Briggsville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Buford, of Briggsville; one brother, Bob Buford of Briggsville; and five sisters, Mrs. O. L. Cook, of North Little Rock, Mrs. C. N. Elliott of Parks, Mrs. J. R. Humphreys of El Dorado, Mrs. J. P. Briggs and Miss Selma Buford, of Briggsville.

Funeral services were held Fourche Valley Friday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kinslow, pastor of the Briggsville Methodist church. Burial was in the Briggsville cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 1-29-1948)


Buford, Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee Buford was born at Briggsville, Ark. August 30, 1897 and passed away at Little Rock January 21, 1948 at the age of 50. He was married to Miss Mica Cathey of Briggsville in 1925.

Funeral services were held at Fouche Valley School Auditorium Friday, conducted by Rev. Raymond A. Dorman, Rev. Thomas Kinslow and Rev. James Smith. Burial was in the Briggsville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 29, 1948)


Buford, Cecil Lynn

Cecil Lynn Buford, age 74, of Briggsville died Thursday, February 7, 2002, in North Little Rock. He was the son of the late Cecil Lee and Mica Mae Cathey Buford. He was born July 30, 1927, at Briggsville. He was a lifelong resident of Briggsville, and was married to Grace Womack Buford for 47 1/2 years until her death on January 19, 1999. He was a tree farmer, and was a member of the Briggsville Methodist Church and the Bluffton Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his son, Joe Lee Buford, M. D. of North Little Rock.

Funeral services were Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 1:00 p. m. at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. Hulon Wiser officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Buddy Ray, Mike Rhoden, Ernie Alonzo, Keith Briggs, Maxie Mathis and Nickey Cathey. The family received friends on Friday evening, from 7 to 8 p. m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Joe Lee Buford, M. D. 407 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2002)


Buford, Dale

Dale Buford, age 88, of Danville, died Monday, January 20, 2003 at Mitchell Nursing Home. He was born December 14, 1914 at Briggsville and was a son of the late Charlie I. and Mary Rebecca McBride Buford. He was an auditor for the Internal Revenue Agency and a member of the Gadsen, Alabama United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose L. Buford.

Survivors include a brother and two sisters-in-law, Ted and Eulene Buford of Briggsville and Lela Mae Geiger of Bluffton; several nieces and nephews. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 22, at the Briggsville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Western Arkansas Chapter, Ft, Smith Executive Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue, Ft. Smith, AR 72901. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 5, 2003)


Buford, Dortha Robinson

Dortha Robinson Buford, 82, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The daughter of Herbert and Ida Mae Crowder Shelton, she was born September 5, 1926 in Plainview. She was a long time member of the Ola Study Club and a member of Ola United, Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children Dr. Tom D. Robinson and her second husband Bill Buford; one sister Martha Nelle Willis.

Survivors include three children, Jeff & Brenda Robinson of Edmond, OK, Patrick Robinson of Dallas, TX and Julie & Keith Stokes of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one brother, Herbert Shelton, Jr. of Waxahachie, TX.

Graveside service was February 9, 2009 at Oakland Cemetery in Atkins with Kent Tallent officiating. Burial under the direction of Humphrey (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 2009)


Buford, Grace

Grace Buford, age 71, of Briggsville, AR. died Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock, AR. A daughter of the late Joel and Ola Anderson Womack, she was born November 10, 1927 at Amity, AR. She attended Henderson State College in Arkadelphia where she received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in home economics. She taught home economics for forty years which included five years at the Fourche Valley School in Briggsville, AR. and thirty-three years at the Plainview-Rover School in Plainview. She attended the Bluffton United Methodist Church. She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Gravelly Chapter 580 and was a founding member and past president of the Yell County Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a member of the Yell County Retired Teachers Association, the Danville Music Club and was on the board of directors of the Yell County Special Services School.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Lynn Buford; a son, Joe Lee Buford, MD of North Little Rock; four sisters, Jo Ray of Murfreesboro, Ola Mae Garner of Texarkana, TX, Eupha Watson of Nashville, AR. and Mary Lou White of Kirby, AR.

Funeral service was January 23, 1999 at the" Shinn Chapel with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. Hulon Wiser officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR. by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Nickey Cathey, Keith Briggs, Maxie Mathis, Buddy Ray, Mike Rhoden and Ernie Alonzo. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 27, 1999)


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