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Bullard, Delta Faye (Kelly)

Her obituary was published 7 November 2014 on Line @ Find A Grave. Delta Faye Bullard Delta Faye Bullard, 69, of Wister, OK passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Little Rock, AR. Faye was born January 2, 1945 in Prague, OK to Don & Opal (Hoover) Kelly. Faye was a loving wife, mom, granny, great granny, sister, aunt and friend. She was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was very active and she loved serving her Savior. Faye loved her family & church family, cooking, quilting, fill-in puzzles, singing & spending time with her soulmate & living life. She had an infectious laughter & didn't meet a stranger. She always tried her best to make each person she met feel loved by her & her God.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents; parents in law, Ted & Lorene Bullard; daughter in law, Lori Bullard; brothers in law, Scotty Bullard, Johnny McGowen; sister in law, Sam Bullard; great grandson, Parker Leon Dolph.

Faye is survived by her husband, Bill Bullard of the home; 3 sons & daughters in law, Alan & Sandra Bullard of Virginia Beach, VA, Danny & Kachelle Bullard of Red Oak, OK, Buddy & Carolyn Bullard of Wister, OK; daughter & son in law, Jackie & Nina Farrar of Cameron, OK; grandchildren, Christina Bruno, Mark & Gwen Bullard, Matthew & Ariel Bullard, Elysia & Eric Dolph, Chris & Courtney Bullard, Hunter Prock, Kimberlyn & Jerret Carpenter, Jacob & Randa Watts, Cody Bullard, Corey Bullard, Jon Watts, Jamie & Katrina Farrar, Josh & Dinah Farrar & Haley Jo Farrar; great grandchildren, Chasen Bullard, Hoyt Dolph, Zakree Watts, Beck, Eli & Faith Farrar; sisters & brothers in law, Don & Donna Herrington of Seattle, WA, Creig & Pam Jones, Randy & Mary Abbott all of Moore, OK; brothers & sisters in law, Jimmy & Nancy Kelly of Blanchard, OK, Gary & Beverly Kelly of Ft. Smith, AR; brothers in law, Ted Bullard & Dale Bullard of Pocola, OK; sister in law, Jody McGowen of Moore, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other family & friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Monday, November10, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister, OK with Rev. Clyde Steelman officiating. Interment will follow in Hicks Chapel Cemetery, Fanshawe, OK. Pallbearers will be Mark Bullard, Matthew Bullard, Chris Bullard, Eric Dolph, Hunter Prock, Jerret Carpenter, Jacob Watts, Jon Watts, Cody Bullard, Corey Bullard, Jamie Farrar, Josh Farrar. Honorary pallbearers will be Chasen Bullard, Hoyt Dolph, Zakree Watts, Beck Farrar & Eli Farrar. The family will be at the funeral home from 2-4 pm Sunday to visit with relatives & friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,)

Bullard, Jay

DARDANELLE - Jay Bullard, age 60, of Tulsa, Okla. a former resident of Dardanelle, died Monday, December 2, 1985. He was a retired engineer working for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Corp. for 30 years and Rockwell International for two years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Bullard; two sons, Jeffrey J. Bullard of Tulsa and Gregory Scott Bullard of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Janan Hill of Tulsa, and four sisters, Mrs. Edith Kee of Dardanelle, Mrs. Nina Stancikas of Russellville, Mrs. Oneida Robertson of Cicero, Ill. and Mrs. Frances Callahan of Centerville.

Funeral will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel at Tulsa. A graveside service will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Brearley Cemetery. Burial will be by Corn well Funeral Service. The body will lie in state from 4 p. m. Wednesday to 2 p. m. Thursday at Cornwell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Bullock, Anna Keeton Howell

Anna Keeton Howell Bullock, age 95, of Dardanelle died Thursday, December 5, 2002 at a St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith. She was born May 6, 1907 in Dardanelle, Arkansas; she was the daughter of the late William and Virginia Love Howell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Bullock, Sr. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, a lifetime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Colonial Dames.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Thomas L. Bullock, Jr. of Little Rock, and Judge William R. Bullock, Sr. and wife, Barbara of Dardanelle; a daughter, Mary Gale Barnes and husband, Dr. James Robert Barnes of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, William R. Bullock, Jr. and Tom Ed Bullock of Dardanelle; two granddaughters, Jessica Love Barnes of Houston and Bunny Bullock of Dardanelle; two great-granddaughters, Teddie Bullock and Jodie Bullock; and a great-grandson, Garrett Bullock.

Funeral Services were Sunday, December 8, 2002 at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. Benny Harmon and Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Barry Waldron, Andy Thomas, Michael Witt, Jimmy Witt, Kenny George, and Ron Taylor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 11, 2002)


Bullock, Joseph Robert

Joseph Robert Bullock, age 84, died at the home of his son, Dave Bullock of Larkinsville, Ala. Tuesday, June 16, 1959. He was a former resident of Yell and Logan counties.

Survivors, other than Dave, include another son, J. C. Bullock of Orosi, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. A. W. Salvage of Scottsboro, Ala. Mrs. J. B. Morris of Danville, Mrs. Leon Young, Mrs. Flora Foshee and Mrs. Ray Walker of Paris and Mrs. W. I. Hosey of Idabell, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 25, 1959)


Bullock, Thomas Edward

Thomas Edward Bullock, age 48 of Russellville, died Monday, June 11, 2012. He was born November 24, 1963 in Russellville to William Robert and Barbara Bullock.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Bullock; paternal grandparents, Thomas L. Sr. and Anna Bullock; and maternal grandparents, Edward "Cap" and Evelyn Gertrude Faulkinbury.

Survivors include his parents, Bill Bob and Barbara Bullock; wife, Tara Graves Bullock; two daughters, Teddie Bullock Genter and husband John of Downey, CA and Jodie Bullock of West Hollywood, CA; one son, Garrett Bullock of Russellville; one sister, Bunny Bullock of Dardanelle; one granddaughter, Zoe Center of Downey, CA; many other close relatives and friends.

A private graveside service was held Friday, June 15, 2012. A memorial service followed at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 20, 2012)

Bullock, Thomas Edward

(1963-2012) Thomas Edward Bullock, age 48, of Russellville, died Monday, June 11, 2012. He was born November 24, 1963, at Russellville, to William Robert and Barbara Bullock. Tom Ed graduated from Dardanelle High School in 1980 and then obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aviation in 1993 from Warrensburg University. He was employed by River Town Bank for 20 years and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Tom Ed also served on the Board of Directors for River Town Bank. He was a lifelong member of Yell County Wild Life Federation and served on the board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas and was also a member of the New Life Church of Conway.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Bullock Jr.; paternal grandparents, Thomas L. Sr. and Anna Bullock; and maternal grandparents, Edward "Cap" and Evelyn Gertrude Faulkinbury.

Survivors include his parents, Bill Bob and Barbara Bullock; his wife, Tara Graves Bullock; two daughters, Teddie Bullock Genter and husband John of Downey, Calif., Jodie Bullock of West Hollywood, Calif.; one son, Garrett Bullock of Russellville; one sister, Bunny Bullock of Dardanelle; one granddaughter, Zoe Genter of Downy, Calif.; one nephew, Taylor Graves of Oxnard, Calif.; and many other close relatives and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle. Visitation will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle. Honorary Pallbearers: Andy Thomas and son, Andrew Thomas, Brett Graves and son, Taylor Graves, Barry Waldron and son, Adam Waldron. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Log Cabin Democrat Newspaper, Conway, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 13-20, 2012)

Bullock, Thomas L., Jr., Dr.

Dr. Thomas L. Bullock, Jr. of Little Rock, formerly of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008. He was born March 8, 1932, in Dardanelle, Arkansas to the late Thomas Leonard and Anna Bullock.

Survivors include a brother, William R. Bullock of Dardanelle; a sister, Mary Gale Barnes of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial service was held at Brearley Cemetery on March 28m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 2, 2008)


Bullock, William Robert

William Robert Bullock, Jr., born February 8, 1956, and died June 16, 2005 in Dardanelle. He was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Dardanelle High School, Arkansas Tech University and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his father and mother, William Robert Sr. and Barbara Bullock; brother and sister-in-law, Tom Ed and Tara Bullock; sister, Bunny Bullock; two nieces, Teddie Bullock and Jodie Bullock; nephew, Garrett Bullock; grandmother, Gertrude Faulkinbury; and an aunt, Sue Faulkinbury.

Graveside services were held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. Bennie Harmon and Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Pallbearers include Barry Waldron, Adam Waldron, Andy Thomas, Kenny George, Shannon Holman and Jimmy Witt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 22, 2005)


Bulman, Roland Wayne

Roland Wayne Bulman, 58, of Belleville, went to his home in Heaven December 20, 2015. He was born July 29, 1957, to Donald and Laverne Bulman of Belleville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, James and Johnny Bulman of Belleville.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lavernia Fae and Robert Scoggins, his nephew, Mike Scoggins and Mike's wife Sandi, his cousin, Ronald Bulman of Stephenville, TX and his great nephew, Chaz Scoggins ol Norfolk, VA. He was employed by Shipley Motors of Pottsville for 8 years. Roland was a hard-working man who cared for his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed by all of them. A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Springs Cemetery on Chickalah Mountain.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 23, 2015) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 23 Dec 2015 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Bumgarner, Lucille Lusby

Mrs. Lucille Lusby Bumgarner, age 86, of Dardanelle, died Sunday, May 4, 1986, at the Dardanelle Hospital. Mrs. Bumgarner was a native of Dardanelle, a retired secretary, the daughter of the late Morgan and Audie Callans Lusby. Mrs. Bumgarner was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, San T. Bumgarner, three brothers, Dubert Lusby of Dardanelle, Cortney Lusby and Paul Lusby both of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral services were held at the Dardanelle Church of Christ, Tuesday morning at 10:00 o clock with Jack Lawyer and Robert Dunaway officiating. Graveside services were at the Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday afternoon. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Bumgarner, Lucille Lusby

Mrs. Lucille Lusby Bumgarner, age 86, of Dardanelle, died Sunday, May 4, 1986, at the Dardanelle Hospital. Mrs. Bumgarner was a native of Dardanelle, a retired secretary, the daughter of the late Morgan and Audie Callans Lusby. Mrs. Bumgarner was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, San T. Bumgarner, three brothers, Dubert Lusby of Dardanelle, Cortney Lusby and Paul Lusby both of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral services were held at the Dardanelle Church of Christ, Tuesday morning at 10:00 o clock with Jack Lawyer and Robert Dunaway officiating. Graveside services were at the Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday afternoon. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-7-1986)


Bumgarner, Mary Rebecca

Mrs. Mary Rebecca Bumgarner, 83, died last Thursday at her home in Little Rock.

She is survived by one son, Samuel Thomas Bumgarner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 23, 1958)


Bunch, Lee Matthew

Lee Matthew Bunch, age 62, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born August 20, 1945 at Gould to the late John and Bethel Milligan Bunch.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bethel Bunch; his wife of 19 years, Deborah Bunch; sisters, Christene Williams, Elizabeth Holt and Shirley Bunch.

Survivors include his son, Eric Bunch of Ft. Jackson, S. C.; daughters and a son-in-law, Lesa and Manuel Scott of Dardanelle, Amber Bunch of Russellville; two sisters, Dorothy Lott of Bluffton, Carelene Hice of Etowah, AR; four grandchildren; numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Burial was held at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008)


Bunting, Bonnie Sue Mctigrit

November 29, 1932 -- December 17, 2006 -- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bonnie Sue Bunting, age 74, of Birmingham, Ala. formerly of Dumas, Ark. died Sunday at Riverchase Hospice at Birmingham. She was born November 29, 1932, in Yell County, Ark. a daughter of the late Edwin Gately and Johnnie Jewel McTigrit.

Survivors include one son, Clarence Michael Blagg of Birmingham; five daughters, Barbara B. McCraw of Glen Allan, Miss. Karen B. Williams of Wilmot, Ark. Kathy Parantha and Christy Bunting, both of Sebring, Fla. and Kay B. Bushman of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one sister, Mary Ann Jones of Dumas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Bunting; one son, Jerry Booth Blagg; four brothers; and one grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 3 p. m. Thursday in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Dumas with the Rev. Paul Pickens officiating. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Pine Bluff, Arkansas Pine Bluff Commercial, 12/22/2006)


Bunton, James Monroe

James Monroe Bunton, age 64, a resident of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, January 3, 1998 at V. A. Regional Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. He was born on March 23, 1933 at Pope Co. AR to Marion and Katie Peters Bunton. He married Mary Hughes on May 5, 1955 at Pope County, AR. He was a construction worker with Matson Construction and an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an Assembly of God.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Alice Hughes Bunton of Little Rock, AR; a brother, Robert Woodroe Bunton of Russellville, AR; two sisters Lorene Hood of Centerville, AR and Aline Thompson of Russellville, AR; an uncle, Clyde Bunton of Russellville, AR; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was January 6, 1998 at the Humphrey Chapel. Burial was at the Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, AR. Military Rights were performed by the Honor Guard of the VFW Rogers-Rye Post 2 3 at the graveside. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 7, 1998)


Burcham, Charles Alford Jefferson

Charles Alford Jefferson Burcham, 67, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Havana, January 28, 1956. He was born at Hector.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Montie Burcham; seven sons, William, Luther, Maurice and Robert, all of Sand Springs Okla. George of New Ellington, S. C, Donald in the Marines stationed in N. Carolina, step-son, James Williams of Havana, three daughters. Mrs. Bessie Duvall of Sand Springs, Mrs. Rayville Bass of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Francis Trousdale of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, three brothers, 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 2, 1956)


Burcham, James R.

James R. Burcham, aged 92 years and 8 months, born in Missouri, from where he moved to Arkansas and become a minister of the Church of Christ, died Sunday a.m. at the home of his son, Charlie Burchman, north of Havana.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Melissa Lee, Havana, sons, Jason Burcham, Quentin, Texas, John, Little Rock, Fred, Sand Springs, Ok., and Charlie, Havana, and many grand and great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Havana cemetery and there were many flowers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Burcham, William Alfred (Shorty)

William Alfred (Shorty) Burcham of Sand Springs, OK, formerly of Havana, died at Muskogee, OK on October 1, 1986. He was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs, OK, a retired Cotton Mill worker and carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Loeva Moore Burcham of the home, one son, Alfred Lee Burcham of Oregon, one daughter, Shirley Lee of Sand Springs, OK; one sister, Bessie Duvall of Sand Springs, two brothers, George Burcham of Florida and Luther Burcham of Sand Springs, one half brother, Everett Burcham of Sand Springs; two half sisters, Rayvella Bass of Tulsa, OK and Mary Trausdale of Oklahoma City, OK and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held October 3 in Sand Springs with Dr. Jerry Hopkins officiating. Interment was at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Burchard, Bryan Charles

Bryan Charles Burchard, age 64, of Delaware died Sunday at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born October 5, 1937 in Rochester, New York. He was the son of the late Robert and Gladys Burse Burchard. He was a Navy veteran, a health physicist for Arkansas Nuclear One, and a Jehovah's Witness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stephen Burchard, and a brother, Larry Burchard.

Survivors include his wife, Melody Myrle Burchard; his children, Christopher Burchard, Brad Burchard, Larry Travis Broughton, Beverly Burchard, Barbara Burchard, and Lorena Turney; 10 grandchildren, including Gage and Cheyenne; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, John Elaine Burchard, and Robin "Bitzy" Burchard and Willie Burchard.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p. m. at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 22, 2002)


Burfield, Charles

Charles Burfield, age 65 of Ola, passed awav Monday, April 30, 2012 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Morrilton.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, and River Valley Crematory, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 2, 2012)

Burfield, Charles "Charlie"

Charles Burfield, age 65, of Ola passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at St. Vincents Hospital in Morrilton. He was born September 28, 1946 in Ola, AR to the late Luther & Pearl Huffman Burfield. He was a logger and a member of the Ola Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tony C. Burfield; sister, lla Burfield Beard; half brothers, Ralph Burfield and Leonard Burfield.

Survivors include his wife Denise Thomas Burfield and several nephews and nieces.

Family will have a memorial service & interment at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola. Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville and River Valley Crematory, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 9, 2012)

Burfield, Danny Ralph

Danny Ralph Burfield, age 60, of Ola passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was born March 4, 1955, in Russellville to the late Ralph and Rachel Noblett Burfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rhonda Burfield of Ola; one son and daughter-in- law, Darren and Breanna Burfield of Centerville and his first unborn grandchild, Harper Skye; brothers, Charles Rose (Leola) of Centerville, Larry (Debbie) Rose of Birta, Caroll (Linda) Rose of Ola, Jimmy (Mildred) Rose of Plainview, Randy Burfield of Plainview; sisters, Brenda Treadwell of Ola, Debbie (David) Holt of Mt. George, Charlene (Darrell) Rainey of Casa and many other relatives and friends. Danny was retired from Deltic Timber after 28 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the outdoors, playing dominoes and spending time with his wife and family.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 12, 2015, at New Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Tom Stover officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Johnny Summit, Justin Dunman, Johnny Lawrence, Tim Moreland, Jimmy Norwood, Greg Dixon, Jacky Carter, Gary Carter. Memorial donations may be made to the Hilltop Church, P.O. Box 466, Plainview, Arkansas 72857. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 11, 2015)

Burfield, Luther Franklin

Luther Franklin Burfield, age 68, died at his home in Ola July 2, 1954 after a long illness. He was born in Alabama and came to Arkansas at the age of 14. He had lived in Ola since 1936.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four sons, Ralph, Tony and Charles of Ola and Leonard of Benton; a daughter, Mrs. Ila Beard of Bamberg, S. C; three sisters, Mrs. Lela White of Danville, Mrs. Maude Palmer of Wewoka, Okla. and Mrs. Alice Barnett of Muskogee, Okla.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Louise Damon of Sugar Grove; and five grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 8, 1954)


Burfield, Rachel

Rachel Burfield, age 84, of Ola, AR died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born December 4, 1921 in Danville, AR to Albert and Dora Ann Pledger Noblett. She was a cook at the Ola Nursing Home and Mimas Cafe.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edward Fay Rose and Ralph Burfield; brothers, Tommy, Jake, Frank, Earl Cecil, Odell, Harold Noblett and James Rose and sisters, Sylvia Emery and Delia Ward.

Survivors include, sons, Charles Rose of Centerville, AR, Larry Rose of Birta, AR, Carroll Rose, Jimmy Rose, Danny Burfield and Randy Burfield all of Ola, AR; daughters, Charlene Rainey of Casa, AR, Brenda Treadwell of Ola, AR and Debbie Holt of Centerville, AR; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, several great-great- grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Morse, Mamie Roger both of Belleville and Josie Ross of Plainview, AR.

Service was June 16, 2006 at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was" in Sandlin Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Allen Pitts, Johnny Summit, Eddy Pyburn, Johnny Lawrence, Doug Via, Brandon Rose and Bradley Rose. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 21, 2006)


Burfield, Ralph

Ralph Burfield, age 76, of Ola, AR. died Sunday, March 21, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born July 8, 1922 in Yell County, Arkansas to the late Luther and Ada Sisson Burfield. He was a member of the Church of Christ, WWII Army Veteran and a retired logger.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Pearly Phillips Burfield; a brother, Leonard Burfield; sister, Illa Beard and nephew, Robert Burfield.

Survivors are his wife, Rachel Noblett Rose Burfield; two sons, Danny and Randy Burfield both of Ola, AR; two daughters, Brenda Treadwell of Ola and Debbie Holt of Centerville; four step-sons, Charles Rose, Carroll Rose, Larry Rose and Jimmy Rose all of Ola; stepdaughter, Charlene Rainey of Casa; two brothers, Charles Burfield and Tony Burfield both of Ola; a sister, Louise Damon of Ola; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church in Ola with Rev. Norman Chenowith and Rev. Jerry Slinker officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Johnny Summit, Jackie Tippit, Mike Flood, Tony H. Burfield, J. D. Rochelle, Allen Pitts. Honorary Dr. James O. Pennington. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 1999)


Burfield, Robert Floyd

Robert Floyd Burfield, age 63, of Ola, AR passed away Monday, May 19, 1997 at Fort Roots VA Hospital in North Little Rock. He was born in Mt. George, AR on January 11, 1934 son of the late Floyd Jones and Ha Mae Burfield. He was retired from the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Burfield.

Survivors are his wife, Marvella Burfield; three sons, Lewis Burfield of Iowa, Mike Burfield of Illinois and Jerry Burfield of Ola; two half brothers, Jimmy Beard of North Carolina and Mike Beard of Texas and three grandchildren.

The body was cremated, arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 1997)


Burfield, Tony Carroll "Big Tony"

Tony Carroll "Big Tony" Burfield, 65, of Plainview died Thursday, December 1, 2005 at his home. He was born January 31, 1940 to Luther Franklin and Pearly Huffman Burfield. He was an Army veteran and a retired sawmiller.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marylin Pickens Stewart; brothers, Ralph and Leonard Burfield; sisters, Ila Beard and Louise Damon great-granddaughter, Katrina Metcalf and great-grandson, Trevor Brown.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony H. and Sharon Burfield and William and Melissa Burfield of Plainview; a brother, Charles Burfield of Ola; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial service was held Monday, December 05, 2005 at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with the Rev. Stacey Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 7, 2005)


Burfield, William Franklin (II)

William Franklin Burfield II, age 4, of Plainview died Monday, August 13, 2007. He was born March 15, 2003, in Danville, AR to William and Melissa Burfield of Plainview.

Preceded in death by his grandfather, Tony C. Burfield of Plainview; an aunt, Marylin R. Pickens of Plainview; and a great-grandmother, Sybil Dale.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Cody Burfield of Ola, Dalton Burfield of the home; five sisters, Hannah Burfield of the home, Crystal Copeland of Russellville, Melissa Potts-Summit of Ola, Samantha Lewis of Ola, and Jordan Nichols of Rover; grandparents, Alfred "Dempsey" and Betty Bly of Ola, Rebecca Rice of Plainview; uncle and aunt, Tony and Sharon Burfield of Plainview; two nieces, Autumn and Sadie; three nephews, Tray, Drake and Adain; and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers will be Tony Burfield, Kenny Smith, David Baker and Cody Burfield. Honorary Pallbearers are Dalton Burfield, Blake Boothe, Myles Johnson and Blaze Baker. Visitation will be held at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 from 6 to 8 p. m. Funeral service will be on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2:00 p. m. at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola, Ark. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2007)


Burford, Margaret Ann Apple

Margaret Ann Apple Burford, our best friend, biggest supporter and beloved mother and meme went to be with the Lord May 4, 2008 at Baptist Health Center in Little ROCK. Born August 21, 1931 to Harrison and Sadie Apple, she was a loving mother and meme who loved her family and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them, She was a member of the Liberty Hall Methodist Church and a retired Telephone Operator.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 25 years, Paul Thomas Burford.

Survivors include a son, Steve Burford and his wife, Teresa of Russellville; daughters, Paulette Burford of Missouri, Dawn Haney of Pottsville and Misty Burford of Russellville; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ramona Apple of Dardanelle; special family friends and caregivers, Lucina Saldana of Russellville, Glen Haney of Dardanelle; special thanks to the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the years of wonderful care provided to our mother.

Funeral services were held May 8, 2008 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Ronnie Morris officiating. Burial was held in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Tyler Haney, Glen Allen Haney, Ken Smith, David Holliman, and Michael Norris. Honorary Pallbearers were staff of Dardanelle Nursing Center. She will be greatly missed by her family and always remain in our thoughts until we meet again. In addition to flowers Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or The Russellville Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 428, Russellville, AR72811. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 2008)


Burford, Patricia L.

Patricia L. Burford, age 71 of Belleville, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born July 23, 1930 in Newport, Arkansas. She was the only child of the late Kenneth Fredrick and Gladys Elizabeth McKnight Galloway. She was employed with Farmers Home Administration for 32 years. She retired in 1994. She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include a son, Hollis C. Burford of Belleville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and John Molash of Cordova, Tennessee, Amy and Dr. Randy Hightower of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Angela and Jim Timmons of Rogers, Arkansas, Nathaniel W. Hightower of Columbia, Missouri, Ashley K. Hightower, and Kellie P. Hightower of Fayetteville; one great granddaughter, Reagan Elizabeth Timmons of Rogers, AR.

Funeral services were Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Reverend Charlie Bird officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers were Hollis Burford, Dr. Randy Hightower, Nathan Hightower, John Molash, Jim Timmons. Honorary pallbearer was Alvin Roberts Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2002)


Burge, Charles "Ronald"

Charles "Ronald" Burge, age 55 of Morrilton, died Monday, February 16, 2004 at the Hospice Hospital in North Little Rock. He was born in Casa on May 26, 1948, son of the late Lloyd R. and Mattie Harrison Burge. He had served in the United State Army and the Navy.

Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, James L. and Patty Burge of Cabot, Larry Burge of Sherwood and Jack and Gradene Burge of Conway; two sisters and brother-in-law, Jean Brown of Piano, TX, Linda and Harold Beck of Greenwood; a uncle, Quinton Burge of Little Rock; several nephews and nieces.

Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at the Casa Cemetery with Reverend Henry Jenkins officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)


Burge, Lloyd R.

OLA - Lloyd R. Burge, age 73, of Casa, died Friday, July 5, 1985, in the Yell County Nursing Home at Ola. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Casa Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Harrison Burge of Casa; four sons, James Burge of Cabot, Larry Burge of North Little Rock, Jack Burge of Con way and Ronald Burge of Casa; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Brown of Piano, Texas and Mrs. Linda Beck of Ozark; one brother, Quintin Burge of Little Rock; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Harelson of Atkins.

Funeral was at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Casa Church of Christ by Bob Fallen. Burial was in the Casa Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Burk, Melvin D.

Melvin D. Burk, age 87, of Havana, AR, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, AR. He was born April 13, 1920 in Paducah, TX, to the late James Robert and Georgie Pearl Kemp Burk. He had made his home in Polk County most of his life. He was a Veteran of WWII, member of the VFW and a self-employed mechanic.

He is survived by a daughter, Dianne Stricklin of Havana, AR; two sisters, Marie Gibbons of Cove, AR and Carla Beckwith of Mena, AR; a granddaughter, Lucynda Toon of Hatfield, AR; one niece and five nephews.

Funeral service was July 21 at the Hall Memorial Chapel in Mena with Bro. Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 25, 2007)


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)


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