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Burkes, Jack Edward

Jack Edward Burkes, age 85, of Dardanelle, AR. died Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was a retired employee of Mobley Construction Co. He was the son of the late Jack Joseph and Stella Hollowoa Burkes, a World War II veteran, member of the American Legion and the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Pearlie Coleman Burkes; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Edward Burkes, Jr. and Glena Burkes of Russellville, AR; three daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Kay and Dale Keen of Las Vegas, Joann Hill and Mary Joyce Cobb of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, James Burkes of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Jeanette Jenkins, Betty Hamilton and Joyce Heflin of Dardanelle, AR; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Milton Cowling and Kent Tallent. Burial was in the Brearley Cemetery by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 1999)


Burkett, Thelma Maurine (Mudd)

Thelma Maurine Mudd Burkett age 74 of Dardanelle died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at St. Vincent health Systems. She was born June 30, 1939 at San Antonio, TX to the late Oscar and Faye Pullin Mudd. She was a home maker and a Christian. She loved working in the yard, growing flowers and raising a garden. Her dogs and her family were the most important things in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, David Herman; one brother-in-law, Jim Davis.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Burkett of Dardanelle; six children, Deborah Cobbs and husband James of Texas, Ray G. Brown and wife Cindy of Texas, Herbert M. Brown of Arkansas, David S. Brown and wife Christina of Connecticut, Karen Herman of Dardanelle, James C. Brown and wife Holly of Connecticut; one sister, Carol Davis of Texas; one brother, Donald Mudd of Texas; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 30, 2014 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Visitation was held Thursday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the chapel. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery in Fresno, Texas. Cremation Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 4, 2014)

Burkhead, Alta M.

Mrs. Alta M. Burkhead, age 100, of Russellville died Thursday, October 9, 1986 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home. She was born April 19, 1886 at Grundy Center, Iowa, the widow of O. Z. Burkhead, and daughter of the late William and Jennie Dunn Stuart of Armstrong, Iowa. She was a charter member of the PEG Chapter in Jerome, Idaho, which organized in 1910, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star in Zearing, Iowa, and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Zealous Burkhead.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wood of Russellville 5nd Mrs. Bernadine Law of Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Smith of Camp, Texas and Mrs. Ray Ives of Pasadena, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral and burial will be in demons, Iowa, by Biersborn Funeral Home. Local arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Burkhead, Wayne Zealous

Wayne Zealous Burkhead, age 75, of Houston, Texas, son of Mrs. Alta Burkhead and brother of Mrs. Mildred Wood, both of Russellville, died recently at Houston. He was a certified petroleum geologist, had a long distinguished career in the oil business in Texas, and was a registered engineer for the State of Texas. He served as a captain in the Air Corps in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

In addition to his mother and sister, survivors include his wife; a son and grandson of Dallas, Texas, and another sister, Bernadine Law of Lyons, Colo. Burial was at Houston. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Burks, Robert Sewall

Robert Burks, age 63, of Danville passed away Monday March 30, 2015, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral Services will be Thursday April 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. at United Method Church in Danville. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. before services at the church. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. (See full obituary in next week's paper.) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1, 2015)

Burks, Robert Sewall

Robert Sewall Burks, age 63, of Danville, died March 30 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was raised in Shreveport and New Orleans as his dad's jobs changed from Centenary College to LSU Baton Rouge and LSLUNO. Robert met Martha when she moved to New Orleans to get her master's degree. They were next door neighbors. They married in the Danville United Methodist Church 41 years ago on a stormy night. He worked at Russellville Glass Co. for 25 years and owned the Danville Cleaners for 15 years. He was also a builder and built the house he and Martha have lived in almost their whole life. He was excited about the log cabin Martha had dreamed about, which is under construction at this time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar & Margaret Scott Burks, his beautiful daughter Lindsey Margaret, his father and mother-in-law Jack and Joyce Wilson. He was a huge help in caring for Mr. Wilson for 6 months last year. Mr. Wilson always said he was a dandy. Robert loved cooking, collecting recipes, reading, listening to books on cd, and his family. Robert ran the sound system for the Danville United Methodist Church for the past 20 years. He was a humble caretaker of the church.

Robert is survived and will be missed by his wife Martha, his son Wilson and his wife Kyla, his grandchildren Matthew and Kynlee, all of Danville, his brothers Scott of New Orleans and his brother John of Haines, Oregon and his brother-in-law Jack Wilson Jr. of Danville, his beloved Aunt Mildred Lee of Shreveport, also many cousins on the Scott side, Burks side, and Nelson side.

Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Danville United Methodist Church with Bro. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial was at Earl Ladd cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday before service at the church. Pallbearers included Terry Sullivan, Frank Ladmirault, Joe Lott, Rick Jones, Steve Pfeifer, Phil Moudy, Steve Coger and Stephen Coger. Honorary pallbearers included Harold Robinson and Tommy May. Pallbearer in memoriam Bood Keathley. 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 Apr 8, 2015)

Burleson, Charley

Charley Burleson, age 62, of Havana, AR died Thursday, March 31, 2005 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was the son of the late Johnny Jack and Olar Ward Burleson, born October 16, 1942 in Farmersville, TX. He was a poultry farm manager and a member of the Believers Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Belleville, AR.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dora Mae Hill Burleson; a son, Charles Mickey Burleson of Dexter, MO; three daughters, Laura Powell of Puxico, MO, Eva Smith and Gloria Berry both of Havana, AR; four brothers, Hugo Burleson of De-Queen, Buster Burleson of Maiden, MO, Amos Burleson of Dexter, MO and David Burleson of Bradford; a sister, Gracie Curtis of Blue Mountain; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at Moore's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Eddy Morton officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 6, 2005)


Burnett, Allie

Mrs. Allie Burnett, age 85, of Ola died Monday, October 14, 1985, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Walter Burnett, daughter of the late Jake and Margaret Ida Paxton Avey, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four sons, William Burnett of Ola, Carl Burnett of Baldwin Park, Calif., Hoover Burnett of Nuevo, Calif. and Walter Burnett Jr. of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Willie Avey of Fort Collins, Colo. and Lonnie Avey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Orlene Rose of Ola; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Ola Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Harry Coffman. Burial will be in Waltreak Cemetery, west of Danville, by Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Humphrey Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Burnett, Andrew F.

Andrew F. Burnett, age 80, of Fort Smith, AR. died March 18, 1999 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Assembly of God Church and did volunteer work for the Salvation Army in Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florene Petro.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Crump of Waldron, AR; three step-daughters, Ruby Hawks of New Blaine, AR. Mary Overstreet of Fort Smith, AR. and Christine Tutt of Morrilton, AR; one son, Carl Burnett of Booneville, AR; three step-sons, Lewis Romine of Ft. Smith, AR. Johnny Ray Gothard of Ft. Smith, AR. and Leroy Petro of Conway, AR; two half-sisters, Ruby Rice of Bryant, TX and Lillian Collins of Garland, TX; 45 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 22, 1999 at the Ola Assembly of God Church with burial at Sandlin Cemetery, Ola, AR. under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 1999)


Burnett, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Burnett, age 80 of Ola, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born December 17, 1928 in Mt. George to the late David D. and Lillie Mae Davenport Lewis. She was a Dietician Supervisor for 26 1/2 years at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Ola First Baptist Church, Ola Township Chairman and Ola City Council for 10 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William JB Burnett; sister, Jeraldine Barnes; brothers, O. J. Lewis and Hartsell Lewis.

Survivors include son, Bruce Burnett of Ola; Benny Henderson of Ola; daughters and sons-in-law, Darla and Gary Keim, Vickie and Eldon Brimm all of Ola, Barbara and Raymond Sandage of Longview, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dewey and Jan Lewis of Chickalah, Wayne and Pat Lewis and Bernice Lewis all of Ola; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Charlie Freeze and Bonnie and Vernon Baskin all of Ola; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Ola First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brad Burnett, Tim Black, Brent Burnett, Doug Via, Ronnie Barnes, and David Pounders. Honorary pallbearer was B. J. Keim. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 15, 2009)


Burnett, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Burnett, age 80 of Ola, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p. m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Ola First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Full obit in next edition (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 8, 2009)


Burnett, Bobby Roy

Bobby Roy Burnett, age 49, of Tuscola, TX, a native of Danville, AR, died Friday, November 6, 1998 at Clinton, OK. He was a truck driver for Southwest Coca-Cola at Abilene, TX and had served in the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Burnett and his wife, Linda Carter Burnett.

He is survived by his wife of three years, Virginia Bell Burnett; five sons, Bobby Swicegood of Russellville, Andy Carter, Michael Carter and Douglas Carter of Abilene and Steven Powell of Tuscola; six daughters, Robin Fenton of Russellville, Misty McCarley of Lamar, Dawn Lackey of Morrilton, Christina Alderson of Santa Ana, TX, Shelly Rhoades of Tuscola and Lisa Wilson of Abilene; his mother, Maudie Burnett of Plainview, AR; a brother, Carlos Burnett of Plainview, AR; three sisters, Betty Gates of Dardanelle, AR, Annette Moss of Plainview, AR and Shirley Barnum of Clay and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at Gateway Baptist Church by the Rev. John Hadley. Burial was in Tuscola Cemetery by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Service of Tuscola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 1998)


Burnett, Carlos Ray

Carlos Ray Burnett, age 52 of Briggsville died Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born October 18, 1955 in Danville, Arkansas to Robert & Maudie Swinford Burnett. He worked in maintenance at Wayne Farms.

He was preceded in death by his wife Freda Faye Burnett; father Robert Burnett; brother, Bobby Burnett; niece Robin Swicegood; father & mother-in-law, G. A. & Betty Spears Willis.

Survivors include son, Kristopher Burnett & Beth Clem of Briggsville; daughters, Kerri Willis Burnett & Adam Rodriguez of Ola, Carla Holmes & Brandon Ziesemer of Osakis, MN; ten grandchildren; mother, Maudie Burnett of Danville; sisters & brothers-in-law, Annette & Paul Moss of Plainview, Shirley & Johnny Barnum of Searcy, AR, Betty & Jimmy Woodall of Waveland, Jenny & Scott Howell of Briggsville, Anita and Kevin Milligan of Rover and Sherry & James Short; Larry Willis and Junior Willis, all of Briggsville.

Graveside service was held September 16, 2008 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville with Rev. Mike Ellis officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Ornsbey, Johnny Davenport, Jeff Foster, David Hill, Nick Metcalf, Anthony Barefield, Jay Stewart, Todd Alvey, Kyle Billingsley & Roy Treadwell. Honorary Pallbearers included all of Wayne Farms Maintenance. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2008)


Burnett, Carrie Lizzie

Carrie Lizzie Burnett, age 67, died at her home in Norwalk, California, Friday, Feb. 14, 1947. She was a native of Yell County before moving to California in 1936. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 27, 1947)


Burnett, Charles Samuel "Charlie"

Charles Samuel (Charlie) Burnett, age 58, of Mt. George lost his battle with cancer on May 7, 2011. He was born January 23, 1953 at Danville to the late Curtis Samuel and Luna Mae Frost Burnett. He had worked pouring cement for his uncle, Robert Frost and was a mechanic for 16 years at Neeley's Garage in Ola. He worked cows on the Prosperity Ranch for Gilbert Cornwell for over 10 years before starting his fight with cancer.

He is preceded in death by his father, daughter, Penny Jo Rowland and his two favorite uncles, Robert and Cotton Frost.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Irene Rochell Burnett, mother, Luna Mae Burnett of Dardanelle; three sons, Spc. John and Stevie Delbusto of Dardanelle; Brian and Krista Burnett of Mt. George; and Austin Walton of the home; a daughter, Mittie and Odell Freeman of Dover; five grandchildren; one great-grandson and an unborn grandchild; sister, Elvie and Junior Talley of Mt. George and lots of other family and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 pm at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Brother Josh Crites officiating. Burial will be at Dacus Cemetery in the Omega Community. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 11, 2011)

Burnett, E. C.

E. C. Burnett of Waltreak died at his home on Friday, April 2, 1948. He was born December 3, 1880.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Ida Burnett; one son, Bennie Burnett, of Oregan one daughter, Mrs. Orlean Rose, of Waltreak; two step sons, Lonnie Avery of Ola and Willie Avery of Dardanelle; two step daughters, Sarah Ensey of String Town, Oklahoma and Allie Burnett of Ola; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Jackson of Bluffton.

Mr. Burnett had told his family that he was ready to go. A host of relatives and friends attended the funeral. Rev. Boyd Scott, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Ola conducted the service with burial in the Waltreak cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 8, 1948)


Burnett, Elmora C.

DARDANELLE - Elmora C. Burnett, age 78, of Dardanelle died at her home Monday night, February 9, 1987. She was a native of Gravelly, and the daughter of the late Robert and Annie Campbell Caviness. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle.

Survivors include her husband, Fred C. Burnett of Dardanelle; a son, Fred Burnett Jr. of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Georgianna Tatum of Pine Bluff and Betty Brown of Russellville; a sister, Helen Harris of Waldron, and three grandchildren, Sandy Nichols, Butch Tatum and Rebecca Brown.

Funeral will be at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Dardanelle United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bonda Moyer. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery of Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Bill Tatum, George Brown, George Nichols, Dick Geibe, Tommy Hunt, L. B. Merrick, Dr. Robert Thurby and Louis Ed Love III. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Burnett, Fannie I.

Fannie I. Burnett, age 82, of Mena, AR, formerly of Ola, AR, died Friday, June 2, 2000 at the Mena Medical Center. She was born October 16, 1917 in Blue Mountain, AR to the late William Brock and Julie Robertson Nunn. She was a retired cook and worked for many years at Mima's Cafe in Ola, AR.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Franklin Burnett and a great-grandson, Dylan Thompson.

She is survived by, one son, Carl Gene Burnett of Oklahoma City, OK; two daughters, Ruby May Hawks of Delaware, AR and Patricia Jewell of Vandervoort, AR; two sisters, Ruby Heflin of Magazine, AR and Juanita McDonald of Springdale, AR; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were June 6, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Ola, AR with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery at Ola, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 7, 2000)


Burnett, Faye (Blaylock)

Faye Burnett, 86 of Amarillo passed away March 9, 2014.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Second Baptist Church with Wayne Griffin officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home 6969 I-40 East. Faye was born March 18, 1927 in Waveland, Arkansas to Jessie Earl and Martha Ann Blaylock. She was raised in Arkansas. On June 11, 1943 she married Burl Burnett and they moved to Amarillo in 1955. Burl passed away March 24, 1985. Faye went to beauty school and was a beautician here in Amarillo for over 15 years. Her hobbies and interests included fishing, sewing and gardening. She was an excellent seamstress and her gardens were her joy. She grew flowers and also grew vegetables that eventually made their way to the dinner table. Faye was a hard worker and sacrificed a lot for her family. She taught her children to love the Lord, which was an integral part of her family values as a mother. Faye was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Burnett; her parents; 7 siblings and a grandchild.

Faye is survived by her sons, Jim Burnett and wife ElJuanda of Amarillo and Jack Wallace and wife Karen of Amarillo; daughters, Helen Phillips and husband Ronnie of Franklin, Texas and Barbara Hudson and husband Rex of Ovilla, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; also by numerous nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 19, 2014)

Burnett, Faye (Blaylock)

Faye Burnett, 86, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Second Baptist Church with Wayne Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Faye was born March 18, 1927, in Waveland, Ark., to Jessie Earl and Martha Ann Blaylock. She was raised in Arkansas. On June 11, 1943, she married Burl Burnett, and they moved to Amarillo in 1955. Burl passed away on March 24, 1985. Faye went to beauty school and was a beautician in Amarillo for more than 15 years. Her hobbies and interests included fishing, sewing and gardening. She was an excellent seamstress and her gardens were her joy. She grew flowers and also grew vegetables that eventually made their way to the dinner table. Faye was a hard worker and sacrificed a lot for her family. She taught her children to love the Lord, which was an integral part of her family values as a mother. Faye was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Burnett; her parents; seven siblings; and a grandchild.

Survivors include her sons, Jim Burnett and wife ElJuanda and Jack Wallace and wife Karen, all of Amarillo; her daughters, Helen Phillips and husband Ronnie of Franklin and Barbara Hudson and husband Rex of Ovilla; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Sign the online guest book at www.memorialparkamarillo.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas, Obituary was published on March 11, 2014)

Burnett, Fred C.

Fred C. Burnett, age 92, of Dardanelle died Thursday at Dardanelle Nursing Center. Born May 19, 1910 in Dardanelle, he was the son of the late Fred Claybourn and Georgia Cale Burnett.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elmora Caviness Burnett. He retired as the Director of Dardanelle Federal Housing Project. He was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church and the Bright Star Masonic Lodge #213.

Survivors include daughters, Georgiana Tatum of Mt. Nebo, Betty Brown and husband, George of Russellville; a son, Fred Burnett, and his wife Dixie of Sedro Wooley, Washington; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, February 23, 2002 at the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home Dardanelle. Pallbearers were John Judkins, Tommy Hunt, Sr., Tommy Hunt, Jr., Charlie Hunt Jr., Scott Carter, Todd Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Senior Adult Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 26, 2003)

Burnett, Fred C.

Fred C. Burnett, age 92, of Dardanelle died Thursday at Dardanelle Nursing Center. Born May 19, 1910 in Dardanelle, he was the son of the late Fred Claybourn and Georgia Cale Burnett.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elmora Caviness Burnett. He retired as the Director of Dardanelle Federal Housing Project. He was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church and the Bright Star Masonic Lodge 213.

Survivors include daughters, Georgiana Tatum of Mt. Nebo, Betty Brown and husband, George of Russellville; a son, Fred Burnett, and his wife Dixie of Sedro Wooley, Washington; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, February 23, 2002 at the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home Dardanelle. Pallbearers were John Judkins, Tommy Hunt, Sr. Tommy Hunt, Jr. Charlie Hunt Jr. Scott Carter, Todd Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Senior Adult Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 2003)


Burnett, Freda "Faye"

Freda "Faye" Burnett, age 48 of Briggsville, AR died Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. She was born September 3, 1958 in Danville to the late G. A. and Betty Spears Willis. She was a home health aide.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Ike and Minnie Spears and brother-in-law, Bobby Burnett.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Carlos Burnett; a son, Kristopher Burnett of Plainview, AR; daughters and son-in-law, Kerri Burnett of Briggsville, AR and Carla and Bobby Holmes of Russellville, AR; brothers and sister-in-law, Goans Willis, Jr. and Larry and Carol Willis of Briggsville, AR; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and James Short and Jennifer and Scott Howell all of Briggsville and Anita and Kevin Milligan of Rover, AR; sisters-in-law and spouses, Annette and Paul Moss of Plainview, AR, Betty and Jimmy Woodall of Waveland, AR and Shirley and Johnny Barnum of Searcy; eight grandchildren and" a host of family and friends.

Graveside service was July 3, 2007 at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Lacey Minnie officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Willis, Jr. Jason Stewart, Ryan Milligan, Shawn Howell, Josh Ward, Kendal Phipps and Kaine Short. Honorary were Andy Phipps, David Baker, Charles "Chuckie" Short and Roy Treadwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 11, 2007)


Burnett, Harold Edwin

Harold Edwin Burnett, age 66, formerly of Plainview, died May 2, 1987, in Sacramento, Calif. He was a self-employed truck driver for 30 years, the son of the late Bertha and Grace Ross Burnett, and was a member of the Riverbend Full Gospel Church, in Broderick, California.

Survivors include his wife, Vonda McCoy Burnett of West Sacramento, CA.; a son, Gordon Burnett, West Sacramento, CA.; a daughter, Connie Burnett, Spokane, Washington; and three grandchildren.

Graveside service was Friday, May 8, 1987, at 10:00 a. m. at Carter's Chapel Cemetery, Plainview, Ar. The Rev. Bill Wilhite officiated. Arrangements were by Humphrey Funeral Service Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5/13/1987)


Burnett, Maudie Mae (Swinford)

Maudie Mae Burnett age 87 of Plainview passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born August 4, 1924 in Tahlequah, OK. to the late Monroe & Ethel Mae Vaughn Swinford. She was a nurses aide and homemaker. She was a Christian and attended Plainview FreeWill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Burnett; son Bobby Burnett, son & daughter-in-law Carlos Ray & Faye Burnett; granddaughter Robin Alfaro; parents; brother James Swinford Jr; sisters Inez Reeves and Ruby Lee.

Survivors include daughters & son-in-laws, Annette & Paul Moss of Plainview; Shirley & Johnny Barnum of Clay; Betty Woodall of Conway; sister Lorene Smith of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren and 34 great- grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 2, 2012 at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery in Haletown. Pallbearers include Roy Treadwell, David Barnum, Joey Benefield, Josh Altom, Leroy Osborn and Kris Burnett. 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 Mar 7, 2012)

Burnett, Robert

PLAINVIEW Robert Burnett, age 62, died Sept. 25, 1980 at his home. He was a native of the Waltreak Community, a disabled veteran of World War II, and the son of the late Elige and Malissia Scroggins Burnett.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Swinford Burnett; two sons, Bobby Burnett, Albany, Texas, and Carlos Burnett, Plainview; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gates, Dardanelle, Mrs. Shirley Barnum, Clay, Ark., and Mrs. Annette Moss; two brothers, Curtis Burnett, Russellville, and Lester Burnett, Hot Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Jones, New Castle, Del., Mrs. Wilma Woodall, Bismark, and Mrs. Wanda Turner, Oklahoma City; and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Harmon and the Rev. Joe Kennedy officiating. Burial was at the Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 10-22-1980)


Burnett, Robert

PLAINVIEW - Robert Burnett, age 62, died September 25, 1980 at his home. He was a native of the Waltreak Community, a disabled veteran of World War II, and the son of the late Elige and Malissia Scroggins Burnett.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Swinford Burnett; two sons, Bobby Burnett, Albany, Texas, and Carlos Burnett, Plainview; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gates, Dardanelle, Mrs. Shirley Barnum, Clay, Ark. and Mrs. Annette Moss; two brothers, Curtis Burnett, Russellville, and Lester Burnett, Hot Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Jones, New Castle, Del., Mrs. Wilma Woodall, Bismark, and Mrs. Wanda Turner, Oklahoma City; and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev Bennie Harmon and Rev. Joe Kennedy officiating. Bural was at the Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/22/1980)


Burnett, Robert

PLAINVIEW - Robert Burnett, age 62, died September 25, 1980 at his home. He was a native of the Waltreak Community, a disabled veteran of World War II, and the son of the late Elige and Malissia Scroggins Burnett.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Swinford Burnett; two sons, Bobby Burnett, Albany, Texas, and Carlos Burnett, Plainview; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gates, Dardanelle, Mrs. Shirley Barnum, Clay, Ark. and Mrs. Annette Moss; two brothers, Curtis Burnett, Russellville, and Lester Burnett, Hot Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Jones, New Castle, Del., Mrs. Wilma Woodall, Bismark, and Mrs. Wanda Turner, Oklahoma City; and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev Bennie Harmon and Rev. Joe Kennedy officiating. Bural was at the Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 10-22-1980)


Burnett, Thomas Franklin

Ola Boy Killed As Speeding Car Overturns Nine Times - Tome Burnett, age 15, of Ola died of injuries received in a car wreck near Ola about midnight last Thursday, and Lester Burnett, 23, also of Ola, received critical injuries. Both were taken to a Russellville hospital, where the younger boy died about 5:45 p. m. Friday.

State Trooper Richard Powell, who investigated the accident said that Lester Burnett was driving the car, a 1955 Ford, and that they apparently were racing with another car. The car overturned on a curve about three miles east of Ola on Highway 10 and Powell said that it turned over at least 9 times and rolled and skidded 475 feet after leaving the highway. The boys were apparently thrown out as the car made its last flip and were about 25 feet from where the car stopped. They were taken to the hospital in a Cornwell ambulance from Danville.

Thomas Franklin Burnett was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burnett, Ola.

Survivors other than his parents are two sisters, Patricia Burnett of the Home and Mrs. Ruby Mae Hawk of Ola; one brother, Carl Burnett of Ola; grandmother, Mrs. Ida Burnett, Ola; grandfather, W. B. Nunn of Blue Mountain; five uncles and seven aunts. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, March 19, 1959)


Burnett, Vonda B.

Vonda B. Burnett of West Sacramento, Calif. born September 14, 1918, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008, at Riverbend Nursing Center in West Sacramento, Calif. Vonda was a housewife, married to Harold for 47 years before his death. Vonda is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eva McCoy; brothers, Justin, Percy and Joe McCoy; husband, Harold Burnett; and son, Edwin Lowell Burnett.

Survivors include two sons, Connie Burnett and wife Anita, of Spokane, Wash. Gordon Burnett and wife Bonnie of West Sacramento, Calif. one sister, Emma Braiser of King City, Calif. three brothers, Clyde McCoy of Russellville, and Dale and Don McCoy, both of Birta; sister-in-law, Leon McCoy of Ft. Smith; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Vonda was laid to rest in a graveside service at Carter Cove Cemetery in Plainview on October 24, 2008. Arrangements by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 12, 2008)


Burnham, Cheryl Jean Lee

Cheryl Jean Lee Burnham, age 47, of Delaware died Sunday, August 8, 2004. She was born January 28, 1957, in Little Rock, AR. She was a member of the Crest View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Denton Ray Lee, and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, George Burnham of Delaware; two sons, George Burnham, Jr. of Atkins, Phillip Burnham of Delaware; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Daniel Wainwright of Downsville, LA, Allison and Jeremy Rhodes of Delaware; mother, Shirley Ann Lee of Delaware; a brother, Eric Denton Lee of Delaware; three sisters, Twla Susie Lensing of Fort Smith, Paula Vinson of London, Ellen Lee Spivey of Delaware; three grandchildren, Charles Mitchell Wainwright of Downsville, LA, Nadia LaRae Burnham of Dover, Haylee Alexa Rhodes of Delaware.

Funeral service was held on August 12, 2004 at the Delaware First Baptist Church with the Rev. Elton Thomas, Rev. Wiley Jones and Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Internment was at the Graves Cemetery at Delaware. Pallbearers were Marc Campbell, Oscar Brody, Zach Taylor, David Burnham, Pat Schmitz and Murphy Roulston. Honorary Pallbearers were Fred Blazer, Alton Holt, John Vinson, Brent Borden, Corey Lee and Denny Lee. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004)


Burnham, Mamie Lea (Wright)

Mamie Lea Burnham, age 98, of Danville passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born June 11, 1914 in Magazine, AR to the late James Author & Carolina Tennessee Thompson Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the Danville First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold W. Burnham; brothers, Maynard, Afton, Jimmie & Vadon Wright; sisters, Belle Elkins, Izetta Erp, Carrie McCrary and Edna Mikles.

Survivors include step-son & daughter-in-law, Bob and Sandy Burnham of Danville; step- daughter, Janelle Dixon of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Robert Burnham of Fort Smith, Brock Burnham & Samantha Flick of Danville, Chris & Heather Dixon of Texas, Kyle & Tiffany Dixon of Texas and Kim & Jeff Barnstead of Havana; great- grandchildren, Trey Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Alex Burnham, Cade Burnham, Lindsey Burnham, Hailey Burnham, Tenley Burnham, McKinley Dixon and Sailor Dixon.

Graveside service was June 4, 2012 at Earl Ladd Cemetery with Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Pallbearers are her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are her nephews. 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 Jun 6, 2012)

Burns, Edward Leroy

Edward Leroy Burns, aged 19, of Santa Clara, California died in Sunnydale, California, Saturday, June 23rd.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Opel Burns of Santa Clara; his grandmother, Mrs. Rosie Hall of Waltreak; and one aunt. Mrs. Dovie Millard of Granite City, Ill.

Funeral was Thursday at Waltreak Methodist Church by Rev. Doyle Millard. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 5, 1962)

Burns, Fred Clay

Fred Clay Burns was born September 15, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred C. Burns and Ida Helen Vice Burns of Danville, AR.

Mr. Burns was a graduate of Danville High School. He also attended the American High School in Manila, Philippines while his father was stationed there with the US Department of Agriculture. Following high school, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, served as president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated with a Degree in Banking and Finance. He also attended the University Of Arkansas School Of Law. After graduating from the University, Mr. Burns continued to help college students over three decades at the Fraternity. For nearly 20 years he was Secretary of the Arkansas XI Corporation which owns and operates the Kappa Sigma Fraternity House in Fayetteville. He was a member of the XI Project 2000 Committee that raised funds to restore the Fraternity House in Fayetteville. Following college, Mr. Burns joined the Arkansas Air National Guard and served on active duty with the United States Air Force stationed in Japan during the Pueblo Crisis. He was associated with the Worthern Bank and Trust Company in Little Rock, AR holding the position of Vice-President and Trust Officer. He subsequently served as Secretary to the Board and Administrative Officer to First Arkansas Bankstock Corporation in Little Rock, AR. Mr. Burns was also Administrative Officer for Meridian Management Corporation of Little Rock prior to joining Chambers Bancshares of Danville, AR where he served as Senior Vice President and as a member of their Executive Committee. Very active in his church, Mr. Burns was currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Danville United Methodist Church for which he received The Distinguished Service Award. He was also a member of the United Methodist Men and served as Chairman of the Church Fundraising Committee. The United Methodist Women awarded Mr. Burns The Special Mission Recognition Pin in honor of his commitment and service. He was an active member of the Joe Ivy Sunday School Class. Mr. Burns was also an active member of the Chamberlyne Country Club, The Danville Lions Club and was a past member of the Country Club in Little Rock.

He is survived by his sister, Barbara Burns Garner of Danville, AR; his niece, Carla Deloose of Moline, IL; nephews, Glenn Rose of Terrell, TX; James Rose of Gloucester, VA and Ben Rose of Danville, AR. In addition, he is survived by his two godsons, Lee Maris and Christopher Maris, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

A memorial service will be held 10 a. m. Wednesday, January 8th, 2003 at the Danville United Methodist Church in Danville, Arkansas with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Danville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 729, Danville, AR 72833 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 2003)


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