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Burrows, Robert Carl R. C.

Robert Carl R. C. Burrows, age 71, of Havana died Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born November 13, 1937 in Waveland, AR to the late Eugene Forrest and Lennis Irene Rogers Burrows. He was a Journeyman carpenter, 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Belleville Christian Lodge 934, and Local Carpenter Union #1836.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Edward Burrows; and brother-in-law, Lindsey Bryant.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Dianne Stricklin; son, Robert Kirk and wife, Amanda Burrows of Manassas, VA; daughter, Paige Roxanne Burrows of Havana; brother and sister-in-law, Carroll Ray and Claudette Burrows of Havana; sister, Betty Bryant of Benton; grandsons, Rock Joseph Burrows of Havana and Brendan Ryder Burrows of Manassas, VA; mother of his children, Judith Brigance Burrows of Havana; several nephews and nieces. Pallbearers were Bill Mitchell, Wick Stapleton, Gordon Burrows, Cecil Burrows, Wayne Fleming, Charlie Stokes, Ervin Nix and Gus Young.

The funeral was held Thursday, July 23, 2009 at WYC Church of Christ with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Piney Cemetery (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 29, 2009)


Burrows, Roy E. , Sr.

Roy E. Burrows, Sr., of Havana, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born May 28, 1929, to Alton and Addie Mae Burrows of Havana, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Jerry Burrows; and a granddaughter Elizabeth Hayes.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Bobbie Burrows, of Havana; two sons and daughter in-laws, Roy E. Jr. and Lori Burrows, of Havana, Scott Alton and Misty Burrows of Batesville, Mississippi; three daughters and a son in-law, Julia Hayes, of Sacramento, California, Janet and Jerry Murray, of Havana, Caroline Thomason, of England, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren; 32 great - grandchildren; and one great - great grandchild.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at WWW.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)


Burrows, William Thomas

William Thomas Burrows, age 60 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was born June 5, 1947 in Waveland, AR to Russell Lee and Lou Ellen (Howard) Burrows. He passed away January 24, 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a forklift mechanic and an Air Force Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Carl Burrows.

He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Shawn of Hackett, AR; son, William Thomas "T. J. " Burrows of Oilton, Oklahoma; mother, Lou Ellen Burrows of Booneville, Arkansas; sisters, Linda Rogers of Lavaca, Arkansas and Anna Faye Young of Booneville, Arkansas; brother, Loyd Lee Burrows of Muskogee, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Cecil, Gordon, Wayne, Kenneth, R. C. and Carroll Ray Burrows. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 30, 2008)


Burrus, Robert Ann (Lawrence) Cathey (Mrs.)

Mrs. Robert Ann Burrus, aged 84 of Bluffton, died in the Yell County Hospital Tuesday, January 8. She was the widow of M. W. Burris and a Baptist.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Cathey of Lindsey, Ca. and Sandlin Cathey of Modesto, Ca.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Anderson of Rover and Mrs. Audry Rapjohn [Rabjohn] of Bluffton; 10 grand children, 21 great grandchildren, and three great great great grandchildren. [editor's note - Her given name is Robert. She is shown in the Yell County Cemetery Book, vol 1, pg. 28, as 'Roberta Cathey'. It would appear she was laid to rest next to her first husband, Henry R. Cathey, in Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover, Arkansas] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 7, 1963)

Burrus, Robert Ann (Lawrence) Cathey (Mrs.)

Mrs. Robert Ann Burrus, aged 84 of Bluffton, died in the Yell County Hospital Tuesday, January 8. She was the widow of M. W. Burris and a Baptist.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Cathey of Lindsey, Ca. and Sandlin Cathey of Modesto, Ca.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Anderson of Rover and Mrs. Audry Rapjohn [Rabjohn] of Bluffton; 10 grand children, 21 great grandchildren, and three great great great grandchildren. [editor's note - Her given name is Robert. She is shown in the Yell County Cemetery Book, vol 1, pg. 28, as 'Roberta Cathey'. It would appear she was laid to rest next to her first husband, Henry R. Cathey, in Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover, Arkansas] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 7, 1963)

Burruss, Bertha

Graveside services for Bertha Burruss, age 85, were held at 10 a .m. Thursday, May 11, 1978 at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M. She died in a local nursing home the 9th. Rev. Stanley White of Hillview Baptist Church officiated. Denton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Burruss was born at Balloon, AR on March 30, 1893. She was the daughter of the late Drewey Brady Elems and Margaret Ann Cathey Elems. She was married to John, Burruss on December 10, 1916 and they moved to Rover, AR, residing there until moving to Carlsbad, N.M. in 1947. Mr. Burruss died in 1968. She was a member of the Rover Baptist Church at Rover, AR.

Survivors include one daughter, Berniece (Mrs. Edward) Pool, Carlsbad, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Letha Kirkland, Casa Grande, Arizona and Mrs. Lessie Crabill, Decatur, IL; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-24-1978)


Burruss, Paul David

Paul David Burruss age 48 of Russellville died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born November 18, 1957 at Benton to Carl Junior and Iva Dell Waggoner Burruss. He was an army Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his father and his paternal grandparents, Carl and Lillian Burruss.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Burruss of Russellville; mother, Iva Dell Wear of Benton; son, David Paul Burruss; two brothers and sister-in-law, Steve and Julie Burruss of Lonsdale, John D. Wear of Benton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Ronny Draper of Star City, Jennifer and Mark South worth of Benton; numerous other family and friends.

Visitation will be held tonight, Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 10, 2006)


Burruss, Robert Ann.

DANVILLE - Funeral for Mrs. Robert A. Burruss, age 84 of Danville, who died in a Russellville hospital Tuesday, was today in the Rover Baptist Church by Rev. Claude Miles. Burial was in Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover (Yell County) by Gardner Funeral Home. She was a native of Rover and a Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Cathey of Lindsey, Calif. and Sandlin Cathey of Modesto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Rabjohn of Bluffton and Mrs. Charlie Anderson of Rover; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/8/1963)


Burt, Dortha Mac (Davis)

Dortha Mac Burt, 93, of Plainview, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. The daughter of Carl and Hattie Davis, she was born December 29, 1918 in Sand Springs, OK. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plainview, WMU and Yell County Extension Homemakers. Dortha enjoyed quilting, cooking and trying to feed everyone in Plainview.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Oscar "PA" Burt; grandson, Bradley Wright and one sister. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Marilyn Forrest and husband Mitchell of Plainview, Janet Beaman of Catlett, VA; one son, Jimmy Burt of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, Kelly Forrest and wife Shelly of Plainview, Ashley Weaver and husband Mark of Dardanelle, Dustin Burt of Conway and Storme Whitlow of Fort Worth, TX; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, three brothers and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral was held November 24, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with Reverend Nat Dutton and Reverend Joe Yates officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Plainview by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund in Plainview, AR. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 28, 2012)

Burt, Gertrude (Garner) Young

Gertrude Young Burt age 77 of Russellville died Saturday, April 21 at her home. She was born March 22, 1935 in Dardanelle to the late Clem A. and Ethel Dora Underwood Garner. She Was a kitchen manager for Sourdough Sal's restaurant in Alaska. She was a Christian and attended Trinity House of Prayer before moving to Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Clarence Young and also her husband, David J. Burt and two brothers, Bill and William Cossey and one sister, Mary Foshee.

Survivors include five daughters, Maryann Mills of Mt. George, Linda Lee Voss and Paul of Hector, Wanda Mae Level and Donna Young Davis of Russellville and Marcia Kay Tramel and Jerry of Belleville; nine grandchildren, Roy, Kate, Angel, Billy, Gerald, Todd, Michael, Teresa and Kenny; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, three sisters, AlaMae Sunseri of Modesto, California, Ruby Johnson of Russellville and Modean Claypool of Little Rock.

Graveside service was April 23, 2012 at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Waveland with Bro. Jim Duncan officiating. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. On line guest book and condolences at www.comwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 25, 2012)

Burtman, Marvin "Harold"

Marvin "Harold" Burtman, age 73, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at his home. He was born October 22, 1934 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He was the son of Charles Burtman and Orpha Whitrock Burtman. He married Dorothy Brimhall on May 13, 1959 in DeKalb, Illinois. Mr. Burtman was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was a retired farmer cattleman. The couple moved from Havana, Arkansas to Fort Scott in 2005. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. His hobbies were his family, fishing and taking care of his cattle.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of the home; two daughters, Lena Vogel of Fort Scott and Kate Clemons of Havana, Arkansas; five brothers, Hanzil Burtman, Charles "Denzil" Burtman, Audrion Burtman, Vincent Burtman and Johnny Burtman; two sisters, Lena Hinkle and Mary Linda Ogle. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Brenda Whitehead; a twin brother, Marshall Carroll Burtman; two brothers, Ray Burtman and Paul Allen Burtman and three sisters, Ella Fay Burtman, Maxine Burtman, and Alta Mae Burtman.

Rev. Scott Moore will conduct memorial services at 1:00 P. M. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Harmony Cemetery in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Memorials are suggested to either the First Church of the Nazarene or Harry Hines Hospice and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P. O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 16, 2008)


Burton, Kenneth Wayne

Kenneth Wayne Burton, age 65 of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born August 30, 1935 in Paris, AR and was retired from Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. in Russellville, AR.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Thompson Burton and his mother, Beatrice Vaughn Burton.

Survivors are nephews, nieces and cousins.

Graveside service was February 23, 2001 at Nebo Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. Casper Pinkney officiating. Burial under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2001)


Busby, B. W.

Mr. B.W. Busby, 64, Danville, died July 10, from heart trouble and was buried in the Havana Cemetery with Rev. Mr. Anderson, pastor of Assembly of God Church of Havana, holding the services.

He is survived by three sons, Norman, Thomas and John, and a daughter, Mrs. Zeak Roberts. Mr. Busby had made his home with John Gates. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1940)

Busby, B. W.

Mr. B.W. Busby, 64, Danville, died July 10, from heart trouble and was buried in the Havana Cemetery with Rev. Mr. Anderson, pastor of Assembly of God Church of Havana, holding the services.

He is survived by three sons, Norman, Thomas and John, and a daughter, Mrs. Zeak Roberts. Mr. Busby had made his home with John Gates. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1940)

Busby, Mr. Thomas

Thomas Busby, 28, died Thursday, March 6th at the State Sanatorium, Booneville, and was buried in the Havana Cemetery, March 7.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1941)

Busby, Norman

Norman Busby, age 87, of Havana, AR died Sunday, February 8, 1998 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. He was born December 1, 1910 in Smithville, OK to the late William and Annie James Busby. He was retired from the Rock Island Railroad and a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Barnett Busby and a step-son, J. T. Barnett.

He is survived by two step-sons, Danny Barnett of Magazine and Raymond Dale Barnett of Brownville, AR; a step-daughter, Blondie Burrows of Danville; five grandchildren, Stephanie Barnett Crites of Dardanelle, AR, Danielle Barnett Catlett of St. Louis, MO, Johnny Ralph Burrows of Danville, Johnny Barnett of Havana, Raymond Lynn Barnett of Magazine; nephews, Edmond Roberts of Temple, TX, George Roberts of Alma, AR, Loyd Roberts of Little Rock, AR, Billy Roberts of Russellville, AR and Bobby Roberts of Danville, AR; and nieces, Annie George of Los Angeles, CA, Ruth McKinny of Blytheville, AR, Gracie Hamby of Rogers, AR and Wanda Black of Dardanelle, AR.

Service will be Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 2:00 PM at the Assembly of God Church in Havana with the Rev. Shug Wiser and Rev E. O. Tackett officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 1998)


Bush, Etta Mae

Etta Mae Bush, age 89, died Thursday, December 11, 2003 at Little Rock, AR. She was born January 12, 1914 at Stigler, OK, to the late Jerome and Carline Monk. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by 3 sons, George Carl, Edward Odell, and Columbis Ray Bush; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

She is survived by 2 sons, Jackson W. and James Leroy Bush of Dardanelle; 5 daughters, Jackie L. Martin of Little Rock, Mary M. Cordon of Camren, OK, Lorene Jones of Dardanelle, Kathryn Bush of Delaware, and Nancy Bush of Dardanelle. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2003)


Bush, Eunice Dickerson

Mrs. Eunice Dickerson Bush, widow of the late Boyce Bush, died Monday evening, August 24, 1981, at her home. Mrs. Bush was a native of the Kingston Community, a retired teacher, the daughter of the late Henry and Liddia Dickerson. Mrs. Bush was a member of the Salem Methodist Church.

There were no immediate survivors.

Funeral services were at the Salem Methodist Church Thursday morning at 10:00 with the Rev. Gaston Matthews officiating. Interment will be at the Salem Cemetery. Casket bearers were Glen Poteet, Tim Phillips, Tommy Watson, Hays Bridges and Vernon Potter. Arrangements and services were by Cornwell Funeral Home.

The enjoyments of Eunice Bush, one who smiled all through life, helping others by serving as a teacher, she directed many tiny souls to happy adults. By playing the piano, attention, singing, conventions, she created joy, happiness. She was active in the EH Club work. Eunice will always be remembered as a person of love. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-2-1981)


Bushong, Jackie Leon

Jackie Leon Bushong, age 72, of Dardanelle died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at his home. He was born July 17, 1941 at Truman, Arkansas to the late Robert and Menda Johnson Bushong. He was a Christian, he loved fishing, hunting, camping and building things.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bushong of Dardanelle; two children, Jackie Bushong Jr of Dardanelle, Tammye Lynn Johnson of IL; stepchildren, Teresa Hester of Texas, Tammy Renee Benson of Texas; four brothers; three sisters; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside services was held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 7, 2013 at Graves Cemetery in Delaware with Kenneth Aden officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 9, 2013)

Butler, Howard

Howard Butler, age 57, of Dardanelle died today at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a native of Oklahoma, a retired factory worker and was the son of the late William Butler.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ila Roach of Dardanelle; two brothers, Cecil Butler of Detroit, Mich. and William Roach of Dardanelle, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Jones and Mrs. Pearlie Jackson of Dardanelle.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle by the Rev. Bob Huie. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/29/1980)


Butler, Howard

(Dec. 29, 1980) Howard Butler, age 57, of Dardanelle died today at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a native of Oklahoma, a retired factory worker and was the son of the late William Butler.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ila Roach of Dardanelle; two brothers, Cecil Butler of Detroit, Mich. and William Roach of Dardanelle, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Jones and Mrs. Pearlie Jackson of Dardanelle.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle by the Rev. Bob Huie. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 12-30-1980)


Butler, J. R.

J. R. Butler, age 85, a retired Paris Carpenter, died Saturday in Dallas, Tex. He was a native of Waldron and the son of the late George and Lizzie Costalow Butler.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde G. Butler of Dallas and Virgil Butler of Mesquite, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Russell White and Mrs. Ina May Martin of Dallas, Mrs. C. O. Herndon of Wolfe City, Tex. And Mrs. Billy Leavitt of Temple City, Calif.; two brothers, John Butler and Larry Butler of Waldron; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Watson of Danville and Mrs. May Miller of Bristow, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1965)

Butler, Laura

Mrs. Laura Butler, aged 77, of Ola died in her home Thursday, January 21.

Survivors include four sons, Fred Butler of Newelton, La. Luther of Dardanelle, Arthur and Ernest of Ola; two daughters, Mrs. Florene Limpkins of North Little Rock and Mrs. Minnie Edmunds of Ola; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Randall of Nimrod and Mrs. Minnie James of Perryville; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 28, 1960)


Butler, Laura Troy

Laura Troy Butler, age 54, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. She was born April 26, 1947 in England, AR the daughter of the late Jessie and Robert Nunley Troy. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L. C. Butler and two brothers, Will Dean and Lester Lynn Troy.

Survivors include a son, Bill Butler of Hector; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Chuck McCool of Rover, AR; three brothers, Julia and Marvin Troy both of Dardanelle and Jimmy Troy of Kenard, TX; five grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was March 18, 2002 at Oak Grove Cemetery near Dardanelle, AR with Rev. C. R. Young officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 20, 2002)


Butler, Peggy Ann Davis

Peggy Ann Davis Butler, age 56, a resident of Russellville, AR died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born November 11, 1945 in Stuttgart, AR to William Robert and Rose Mary Maier Davis. She was a 1962 graduate of Stuttgart High School and she received her Bachelor of Science from Arkansas Tech University in May 2001. She was an employee of the Arkansas Valley Savings and Loan when it was founded in the 1960's in Russellville. She also worked for CM Vending Company in the mid 1970's and for Jostens, Inc. She was an active volunteer in her community having served as president of the Russellville Junior Auxiliary and a member of the PEO, chapter BM. She was also a member of the Friendship Services Board of Directors, the Ouachita Girl Scout Council and she served as treasurer for the Arkansas Symphony Russellville Guild. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed flower gardening and hiking on Mt. Nebo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie Elizabeth and Andrew Mason McNeill of Marietta, GA; three grandchildren Mason Butler, Annabelle Rose and Ava Jane McNeill all of Marietta, GA; her mother, Rose Mary Maier Davis of Stuttgart, AR; two brothers, Bobby Dean and Brooks Lute Davis both of Stuttgart and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was May 20, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Mackey Yokem. The body was cremated. Arrangements under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Peggy Davis Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, ATU Foundation, PO Box 8820, Russellville, AR 72801 or First United Methodist Church, 301 So. Denver, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 22, 2002)


Butler, R. D.

R. D. Butler, formerly of Yell County, died on April 5, 1952 in an Abilene hospital following a long illness. Notice of his death was received this week from an aunt, Mrs. May Miller, of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 1, 1952)


Butler, Tina Marie

Tina Marie Butler age 87 of Waldron died Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born June 23, 1918 to the late John and Willie Woodard Butler. She was a Baptist.

Survivors are a nephew, Bobby Garner and a niece, Mildred McDaniel both of McGhee and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 19, 2005)


Butler, Vancie Marie (Short)

Vancie Marie Butler, age 88, of Russellville died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Russellville Nursing Center. She was born December 2, 1922 at Tupelo, Mississippi to the late Jim and Verna Short. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

She is preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Charles Butler; daughter, Linda Sparks and son Bobby Jones.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Jones of Russellville, Kacy and Mary Jones of Little Rock, Buddy and Patsy Jones of Russellville; two daughters, Shirley Willis and husband Jimmy of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Gail Jones of Russellville; six brothers, Ed Short, Johnny Short, Russell Short, Cecil Short, Kenneth Short, Danny Short; two sisters, Pat Atkinson, Connie White; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was July 9, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 13, 2011)

Butts, Clyde

Clyde Butts, age 57, a resident of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. He was born on January 27, 1940 at Pope County, AR to Doyle and Nancy Elizabeth (Turner) Butts. He was a machinist with Arkansas Nuclear One. He was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Elizabeth Butts; one brother, Doyle Wayne Butts and one sister, Regina Meister.

Survivors area; his wife, Bonnie Butts of Russellville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and LaDonna Butts and Doug and Allison Butts all of Russellville; two grandchildren, Ali and Matthew Butts; three sisters, Wilma Jordan and Sharon Butts both of Dover, AR and Wanda Brueckmann of Russellville; two brothers, Donald Butts of Dardanelle, AR and Rick Butts of Russellville, AR; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral

Service was July 5, 1997 at the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ officiated by Mr. Travis Sweet. Burial was in the Pollard Cemetery at Dover. Casketbearers were Bill Butts, Fred Goates, Dean Stewart, Don Pickens, Oliver Pickens and Hugh Davis. Honorary Arkansas Nuclear One co-workers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 9, 1997)


Butts, Eula Mae Holmes

The family of Eula Mae Holmes Butts would like to tell the readers of the Yell County Record that she had a long life of almost 86 years. She was the daughter of Hettie Madden Sugg Holmes and William Swept Homes; sister of Newman Sugg, Sybil Sugg Rutledge and Elmer Holmes, all of Chickalah; Mountain, AR and who have all preceded her in death.

For 61 years she was the wife of Johnie L. Butts of Arizona; mother of Shelby Jean Cole of WA and, Shirley Janene Hart of Florida; grandmother of Debbie Sepik of CA; Peggy Mai win and Alany Myer both of FL and great-grandmother of Andrew and Eric Sepik and Macy and; Madison Malwin.

She loved us all dearly and will be; greatly missed. Shirley and Joseph Hart, her son-in-law, sang "Amazing Grace" and In The Garden" as part of her service. Her pallbearers were Alan Myer, Peggy Malwin, Jospehy Hart, Ray Kauffman of AZ, a close friend, Bruce Pickens and Elise Stevens Pickens of CA, lifelong friends she knew in both AR and AZ. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 1998)


Butts, George Autry

CHINA GROVE - George Autry Butts, 90, of China Grove, went to be with the Lord on March 8, 2015, at Liberty Lane, Hospice House at W.G. " Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury. Born July 3, 1924, in Yell County, Ark., he was the son of the late Vernie Arthur and Hazel Rutledge Butts. Mr. Butts was educated in the Rowan County schools and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a longtime member of Landis Baptist Church. He retired from management at Celanese in Salisbury. He was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 73 years, Helen Daughtery Butts of the home; son Ronald Butts (Barbara) of Sparta; granddaughter Vonda Butts Witherspoon (Tony) of Wilmington; grandson Randal Butts (Beverly) of Salisbury; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Bobby Butts (Betsy) of Lexington, Gene Butts (Shirley) of Boone; two sisters, Karolyn Butts Chapman (Dr. Gary) of Winston-Salem and Regina Butts Wright (Larry) of Salisbury. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Landis Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ritchie Honeycutt and Dr. Gary Chapman. The family will receive friends at the church from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at West Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rowan County Honor Guard. At other times the family will be at the home of a grandson, Randal Butts of Salisbury. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Landis Baptist Church, 110 N. Kimmons St., Landis, NC 28023. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Butts. Online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Salisbury Post Newspaper, Salisbury, North Carolina, Obituary was published on Mar. 10, 2015)

Butts, Hazel Rutledge

Hazel Rutledge Butts, age 87, of China Grove, N. C. died August 31, 1986. She was born in Yell County in 1899 and died August 29, 1986 at Salisburn, N. C. She had been a resident of N. C. since 1936.

Survivors include five sons, Archie Butts of China Grove, N. C. Autry Butts of Landis, N. C., James Connie Butts of Holden Beach, N. C., Bob Butts of Lexington, N. C. and Eugene Butts of Boone, N. C., three daughters, Okla Antoni of Brandon, Or, Karolyn Chapman of Winston Salem, N. C. and Regenia Wright of Salisbury, N. C.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 31 at Landis Baptist Church with Gary Chapman, son-in-law, officiating and daughter Karolyn sang. Eight grandsons were the pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 8/31/1986)


Butts, Hazel Rutledge

Hazel Rutledge Butts, age 87, of China Grove, N. C. died August 31, 1986. She was born in Yell County in 1899 and died August 29, 1986 at Salisburn, N. C. She had been a resident of N. C. since 1936.

Survivors include five sons, Archie Butts of China Grove, N. C. Autry Butts of Landis, N. C., James Connie Butts of Holden Beach, N. C., Bob Butts of Lexington, N. C. and Eugene Butts of Boone, N. C., three daughters, Okla Antoni of Brandon, Or, Karolyn Chapman of Winston Salem, N. C. and Regenia Wright of Salisbury, N. C.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 31 at Landis Baptist Church with Gary Chapman, son-in-law, officiating and daughter Karolyn sang. Eight grandsons were the pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-17-1986)


Buzar, Pamela Jo Vess

Pamela Jo Vess Buzar, age 43, passed away November 29, 2000 at her home in Orange Park, FL. She was born in Seattle, WA. She was an apartment manager and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL.

She is survived by, two daughters, Jennifer and Christina Vess; her mother, Gail Counts of Seattle, WA; two brothers, Kevin and Greg Buzar; a sister, Marie Reifers; the father of her children, Keith W. Vess of Orange Park, FL (formerly of Plainview, AR); formerly in-law, Betty & C. L. Jackson of Russellville, AR, Bobby Vess of Rover, AR and Kenneth and Barbara Vess of Dover, AR and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service was held December 4, 2000 at Hardage Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home in Orange Park officiated by Rev. Jeff Goon. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 13, 2000)


Byers, Jacqueline Darice Thompson

Jacqueline Darice Thompson Byers, age 40 of Dardanelle died Monday, August 4, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center. Born January 13, 1968 in Dardanelle, she was the daughter of Dana Maurice Thompson and the late Bobbie Jean Arnett Thompson. She was a homemaker, a mother, and a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Dardanelle where she served as youth director and usher.

She is preceded in death by her mother and family members Donnell and Rosie Arnett and Maurice and Norma Lee Thompson.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn E. Byers; father, Dana Maurice Thompson; three daughters, Angela Thompson, Jasmine Byers and Francesca Byers; sister, Wendy Thompson; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Thompson; two granddaughters, Zariya and Zaybrau Williams of Dardanelle; six aunts and uncles, Pam Thompson, Lola and Jimmie Nichols, Joyce and Robert Torrence, Mary King, Lloyd Ray and Joyce Watkins, Leonard and Mae Dorothy Thompson; sister-in-law, Zellar Davis; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Byers, Marvin Byers, and Dewayne Byers; mother-in-law, Jewel Byers, great-aunt, Gladys Richardson; and a host of family and friends.

Services were Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Marc Wilson and Rev. Gregg Reed officiating. Burial was in Nebo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobbie Everett, Obie Woods, Robert Woods, Waymon Woods, Richard Taylor, Lonnie Dickens and alternate, David Reed. Honorary pallbearers were the Unity Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group and cousins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (Paid Obituary (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 13, 2008)


Byers, Noah James

Noah James Byers, infant son of Chris and Nuggie Byers of Marshall, AR died January 5, 1998.

He is also survived by two brothers and a sister, Timothy, Austin and Dena Byers; paternal grandparents, Richard Byers of Buna, TX and Jequetta Curry of Marshall, AR; maternal grandparents, Delbert Cline of Smithville, OK and Linda Creekmore of Fayetteville, AR; paternal great grandmothers, Mary Legate of Lonoke, AR and Betty Byers of Galveston, TX; paternal great-great grandmother, Eva Mosley of Benton, AR and numerous aunts and uncles, some from Dardanelle and Danville and cousins.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at Legate Cemetery, Lonoke. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 7, 1998)


Bynum, Anna Bernice (Tilmon)

Anna Bernice Bynum, 89, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 20, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born June 13, 1918, in Mosley in Yell County, to William Arthur and Bertha Dacus Tilmon. She was a member of Persis Lovely Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Pope County Historical Association, Arkansas Tech Dames Club and First Baptist Church. She graduated from Dardanelle High School in 1936. Bernice, "Bea" as she was called by her friends, had a keen sense of humor and liked funny stories. Sometimes she laughed so hard she cried. She loved books and was an avid reader and note taker. She enjoyed reading the Bible and writing down scriptures. She researched family history and collected a large amount of genealogical material. She had some flowers she planted years ago and was eager to see them bloom each spring. When she was able, she enjoyed working in the yard. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a woman determined to live life on her own terms.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, F.W. "Nig" Bynum of Russellville; a son, John Bynum and wife, Alene, of Russellville; a daughter, Nancy Ann Bynum-Mack and husband, John, of Little Rock; a grandson, Michael Bynum, of Fayetteville; four granddaughters, Jennifer Alderson and husband, Tim, of Fayetteville; Amy Bynum and fiance, Derek Whitehead, of Conway; Tammy Short and husband, Marty, of Russellville; Candace Wagner and husband, James, of Russellville; great-grandchildren, Waid Rainey, Colt Short, Matthew Wagner, Cody Short and Abby Mae Wagner; a brother, Paul P. Tilmon of Dardanelle; a sister, Oreta Tucker of Dardanelle; nephews and nieces; and her caregivers and friends at Stella Manor Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Basil Tilmon and Billy Tilmon; and a sister, Virginia Avery.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shinn Funeral Chapel. The Rev. William C. Hatfield will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Tim Alderson, Michael Bynum, Les Church, William Taylor, James Wagner and Derek Whitehead. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at Shinn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Second and Denver, Russellville. Online obituary and guest book: www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 23 May 2008, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. )

Bynum, James Erick

James Erick Bynum of Stratford, Okla. died of a heart attack January 8. He was a former resident of Waveland.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bynum; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Grayson; and a brother, Dale Bynum. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 19, 1961)

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