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Cavner, Amanda Whorton

Amanda Whorton Cavner, age 29, of Dardanelle, went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Survivors include her mother, Frances Myers of Dardanelle; father, Gerry Whorton of Russellville; two sisters, Melissa Whorton and Hannah Cobb; four brothers, Haden Whorton and Darren, Daniel, and Brandon Jackson; maternal grandmother, Wilma Ford; paternal grandparents, Vernon and Wynona Whorton; paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Whorton; a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and Cotton and Chopper, her beloved dogs, "her babies.

Visitation will be 6-8 on Wednesday night at the funeral home. Funeral will be at 2 p. m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at East Point Baptist Church with Rev. Aaron Davis and Rev. Larry Pless officiating. Burial will be at East Point Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010)


Cawein, Mary Elaine

Mary Elaine Cawein, age 73, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. She was born October 21, 1927 at College Grove, Ind. the daughter of the late Gordo and Sylvia Pickel Kay, widow of Richard Cawein and a member of the Dover United Methodist Church. She was a registered nurse, having attended Middleton Hospital School Nursing at Middleton, Ohio; served as a World War II cadet nurse and retired from Yell County Health Department.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Kay.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Ida Woody of Franklin, Ohio, David and Mara Cawein of Morrilton and Gregory and Jenny Cawein of Trenton, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and David Weber of Dardanelle, AR and Cheryl and Stephen Kaufmann of Dover, AR; a brother, Martin Eugene Kay of Ashland, KY; l8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Friday at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Fathing, the Rev. Eric VanMeter, David Cawein and David Weber. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelles AR. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Dover United Methodist Church, PO Box 11, Dover, AR 72837 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454A Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 14, 2001)


Cawhorn, Emma Lillian (Tucker) (Mrs.)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mrs. Emma Lillian Tucker Cawhorn, Memphis, Tenn., died February 19 after a brief illness. She was born in Dardanelle, the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Tucker and was the widow of Eugene E. Cawhorn, Atkins.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Baird, Memphis; two nieces, Mrs. Selene Cotton Gibson, Fort Smith, and Mrs. Betty Tucker Lawrence, Luling, La.; and a nephew, James Hearn, Lincoln, Neb. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 24, 1982)

Ceretto, Bernice (Hunt)

On April 15, 2004, Bernice Ceretto was put to rest to await the Lord's glorious return and reunion with her loving husband, Domenic and beloved daughter, Betty. Bernice was born May 21, 1915 to James and Lola Hunt in Roth, OK. At an early age she and her family relocated to Oklahoma where she began developing and mastering her skills in raising produce and livestock.These skills were put to good use when Bernice later moved to California and grew many different types of vegetables and fruits, and excelled in canning her crops. These efforts earned her much recognition and many awards. On March 28, 1938 Bernice married Domenic Ceretto in Stockton, CA. In 1938, their only child, Betty Lee was born. Having a school-aged child presented Bernice with an opportunity to initiate and manage the Food Service Program at Elder Creek School. It was this venue that allowed Bernice to build on her love of children and sharing by participating in the development and growing of the Elder Creek Summer Camp, and numerous field trips around California. She visited and shared many places with "her kids", such as Mt. Tamalpias, the high Sierras, and the coast. Her compassion and patience touched many young hearts. After her retirement, Bernice did not remain idle. She always had a wonderful garden in which she grew tomatoes, and nurtured the spirits of those around her. Bernice made sure no one hungered for food or the Word of God.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Juanita Martin and her extended family of Sacramento, CA; son-in-law, Gerald Lewis of Middletown, CA; grandsons and spouses, John and Heather Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA, James and Dru Lewis of San Andreas, CA, Peter Lewis of Napa, CA, Mark & Tammy Lewis of Yountville, CA; great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Tiana, Dustin and Matthew Lewis; great-great-grandchild, Samantha Brown-Lewis.

Her sister, Nina; husband, Domenic; and daughter, Betty all preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden on Mon., April 19, 2004 at 2:30 pm. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sacramento, California, Obituary was published on April 17, 2004 - Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 78623251)

Ceretto, Bernice (Hunt)

On April 15, 2004, Bernice Ceretto was put to rest to await the Lord's glorious return and reunion with her loving husband, Domenic and beloved daughter, Betty. Bernice was born May 21, 1915 to James and Lola Hunt in Roth, OK. At an early age she and her family relocated to Oklahoma where she began developing and mastering her skills in raising produce and livestock.These skills were put to good use when Bernice later moved to California and grew many different types of vegetables and fruits, and excelled in canning her crops. These efforts earned her much recognition and many awards. On March 28, 1938 Bernice married Domenic Ceretto in Stockton, CA. In 1938, their only child, Betty Lee was born. Having a school-aged child presented Bernice with an opportunity to initiate and manage the Food Service Program at Elder Creek School. It was this venue that allowed Bernice to build on her love of children and sharing by participating in the development and growing of the Elder Creek Summer Camp, and numerous field trips around California. She visited and shared many places with "her kids", such as Mt. Tamalpias, the high Sierras, and the coast. Her compassion and patience touched many young hearts. After her retirement, Bernice did not remain idle. She always had a wonderful garden in which she grew tomatoes, and nurtured the spirits of those around her. Bernice made sure no one hungered for food or the Word of God.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Juanita Martin and her extended family of Sacramento, CA; son-in-law, Gerald Lewis of Middletown, CA; grandsons and spouses, John and Heather Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA, James and Dru Lewis of San Andreas, CA, Peter Lewis of Napa, CA, Mark & Tammy Lewis of Yountville, CA; great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Tiana, Dustin and Matthew Lewis; great-great-grandchild, Samantha Brown-Lewis.

Her sister, Nina; husband, Domenic; and daughter, Betty all preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden on Mon., April 19, 2004 at 2:30 pm. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sacramento, California, Obituary was published on April 17, 2004 - Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 78623251)

Cervantes, Kevin

Kevin Cervantes, age 10 months, son of Jose Camargo and Elizabeth Cervantes of Belleville, AR died Sunday, October 4, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born November 18, 1997 in Russellville, AR.

He is survived by a sister, Esperanza Cervantes of the home; his grandparents, Raul and Rafaela Cervantes of Dardanelle, AR, Cayetano Valdez of Wing, AR and Francisa Valdez of Matamoros, Mexico.

Graveside service was October 8, 1998 at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR with minister Aristides Ortiz officiating. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 14, 1998)


Chadwick, Billy Sam

Billy Sam Chadwick, age 64 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at his home. He was born July 28, 1947 at Sonora, TX to Glen and Doris Keene Chadwick.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years and best friend of 25 years, Mona Chadwick of Dardanelle; father, Glen Chadwick of Sonora, TX; two children, Sherry and Nelson Chadwick both of NM; two stepchildren, Reece Simpler of FL and Krista Washington of Houston, TX; one sister, Glenna Chadwick of Sonora, TX; four grandchildren, Brittany, Anthony and Chelsea of NM and Charlotte of Houston, TX and many other friends and relatives.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Sonora, TX with Lee Greg Lloyd officiating. Cremation 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 Aug 17, 2011)

Chadwick, Melba Grace (Reeves)

Melba Grace Reeves Chadwick 83, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away Monday April 7, 2014 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Service and Burial were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the Gilkey Community. Melba Grace was born on May 8, 1930 near Rover, Arkansas to the late Edd Wesley and Bertha Leora Hall Reeves. She was raised on a farm near Rover, Arkansas and attended Plainview-Rover School. She was a member of Loveland Baptist Church in Loveland, Colorado where she faithfully served her Lord until her death.

Her survivors include her daughter Nowel Mundy of Brighton, Colorado and a daughter Michelle Swango of Golden, Colorado, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, a sister Martha Anna Ward of Maumelle, Arkansas and many Nephews, Nieces and Cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Dean Chadwick, sister Dorothy Reeves Smith and brother Lonnie Leroy Reeves. Arrangements are by All-States Cremation in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 16, 2014)

Chadwick, Ryan Darlene

Dr. Ryan Darlene Chadwick, 52, passed from this earthly life on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at Baptist Health Little Rock after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Danville, AR in 1953 was raised by "Mama Milid" and "Daddy George" on the farm at Blue Mountain. She was a graduate of Magazine High School, Hendrix College -BA; Louisiana State University -MSE; Ohio University -Ph.D. in Comparative Arts. In every academic setting she graduated with high honors. She taught high school speech/art, elementary art, college level theatre/speech at Ohio University, Juanita College, Findlay University, Pulaski Technical College. She was active in many professional theatre organizations. She directed summer stock at several universities as well as many productions. She was recognized by the Findlay's Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce for several years as Outstanding Educator of the Year. Preceding her death were her maternal grandparents, George C. and Mildred Loyd Ryan and an Uncle, George Carroll Ryan.

She is survived by one son, Holden Ryan Chadwick of the home; mother, Gene Hurst, stepfather, Elmo Hurst of Cotter; two aunts/uncles, Grace Ryan Calva and Ted Calva of Blue Mountain; Joan Ryan and Ray Russell of Little Rock; step-sister, Sarah and Bill Ernst of Cotter; stepbrother, Philip and Nancy Hurst of Cotter; several cousins, a host of friends, colleagues, sisters and brothers of the heart.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 27, 2005 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Little Rock with Father John Antony officiating.

Graveside service and internment was at Blue Mountain Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Memorials may be made to the Holden R. Chadwick Educational Fund, c/o First Western Bank, Box 32, Magazine AR 72943. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 29, 2005)


Chalk, Lillian (Peaslee) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Lillian Peaslee Chalk, 94, of Little Rock, a native of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, January 6. She was born June 4, 1903, to Lewis S. and Georgia Heathcoat Peaslee and was the widow of Robert C. Chalk.

Survivors include three sisters, Annie Stice and Dorothy Barkley of Lillle Rock, and Betty Stephen of North Little Rock; a nephew; a niece; a great-nephew; and a great-niece.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Chapel at Little Rock by the Rev. William Elliott. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 14, 1998)

Chalk, Mary Margaret Inez (Stringfellow)

Mary Margaret Inez Stringfellow Chalk, age 70 of Monticello passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born April 6, 1941 to the late Marcus and Chlora Endsley Stringfellow. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Carrol Chalk; three brothers, Ray and W.C. Doss and Orby Stringfellow and three sisters, Nikki Doss, Minnie Lou Bennett and Anita Stacks.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kathryn Miller and Norma Jean Smith of Monticello; brother, Johnny Stringfellow of Dumas; three grandchildren, James Miller, Lewis Smith and Dwlya Howard; four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held September 18, 2011 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Bud Banks officiating. Burial was in Lone Sassafras Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 21, 2011)

Chamberlain, Jeff

Jeff Chamberlain, age 47 of Waveland died Friday, August 14, 2009 at his home in Waveland. Born October 10, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Alfred and Doris Peterman Chamberlain.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Chamberlain and a sister, Jacque Chamberlain.

Survivors include sons, Jeremy and Jordan Chamberlain; brothers, Jerry and Jimmy Chamberlain, all of Kansas City, Missouri; sisters Julie Edwards of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joy Hone of Phoenix, Arizona; sister-in-law Vickie Chamberland of Waveland; nephews Jerry and Jevan Chamberland, both of Waveland; and a host of other nephews and nieces. Cremation arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2009)


Chambers Sr, Lynn Leon

Lynn Leon Chambers, Sr. age 82, of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, December 16, 2006. He was born in Danville, AR on January 19, 1924, a son of the late Grover Cleveland Chambers and Nettie Haney Chambers. He was a member of Mabelvale Church of Christ, a member of Iron Springs Masonic Lodge 342, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite and a member of the Little Rock Scimitar Shrine. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Chambers; eight brothers and a sister.

He is survived by a daughter, Lynette (Chambers) and Mark Murphy of Maumelle; a son, Lynn, Jr. "Buzzy" and Cynthia Chambers of Alexander; a brother, James "Sonny" and Martha Chambers Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Funeral service was December 19, 2006 at Mabelvale Church of Christ with Mr. Dennis Gulledge officiating. Graveside service followed at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview, AR. Memorials may be made to Mabelvale Church of Christ, R O. Box 345, Mabelvale, AR 72103 or Central Arkansas Christian School, #1 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 10, 2007)


Chambers, Ahniyah Jean

Ahniyah Jean Chambers, infant daughter of Wilfred Chambers of Cleveland, Arkansas and Casondra Wimbush of Russellville, died Friday, August 22, 2008, at St. Marys Regional Medical Center. Ahniyah was born at St. Marys on August 22, 2008.

Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Tyrone Sr. and Freddie Belle Chambers of Cleveland, Arkansas; maternal grandparents, Chester and Loretta Poole of New Blaine; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Joanna Richards of Paris, Arkansas; maternal great grandmother, Ruby Wimbush of Danville; maternal grandfather, Melvin and Artey Powell of Plano, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services were Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Dardanelle with Rev. Derick Nelson officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2008)


Chambers, Brenda Gayle (Rice)

Brenda Gayle Rice Chambers, age 56, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away September 29, 2014. She was born August 11, 1958 to the late Opal H. & Chloe Evelyn Wheeler Rice. She was a Medical Transcriber and a 1976 Danville High School Graduate. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alvin and Jimmy Rice; sister Doris Rice.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Keith Chambers; son, Jason Chambers of Memphis TN; daughter, Alisha & Sean Witt of Collierville, TN; grandchildren, Hunter, Sidney & Alaina; brothers Opal Rice of Dardanelle; Kenneth Rice of Ft. Myers, FL; Clayton Rice of Dardanelle; Charles Rice of Danville; mother-in-law Irene Chambers of Havana; and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hunt's Chapel Church with Bro. Mark Lane officiating. Burial will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 8, 2014)

Chambers, Edward W.

Edward W. Chambers, age 85, passed away, March 29, 1999 at his home. He was born November 2, 1913 in Havana, AR the son of the late Grover & Nettie Chambers of Danville, AR. He was a resident of West Sacramento for 47 years. He worked as a foreman for the Stoddard Construction Company for many years. He was a devoted family man who loved life, family and friends. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and carpentry. In his leisure he built many things for his children and grandchildren. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Lela Chambers.

He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Martha Chambers of Oklahoma City, OK and Lynn and Geraldine Chambers of Little Rock, AR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and George Trammel, Betty Chambers, Judy Chambers and Pam and John DeAnda; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Pat Chambers and Ron and Julie Chambers; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was April 2, 1999 at the River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento. Private entombment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Sacramento Rotary Scholarship Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 1999)


Chambers, Estelle

Estelle Chambers, age 92 of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Briggsville, AR, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Tulsa Regional Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She was born in Briggsville, AR on November 21, 1906, daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Mary Smith Crockett. She was a retired medical librarian and honorary member of the Ola Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford M. Chambers and a son, Lynn Chambers.

Survivors include a son, Ritchie Chambers of Tulsa, OK; one grandson; three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 25th at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)


Chambers, Ethel (Bogle)

Mrs. Ethel Chambers, age 74, of Holdenville, Okla. died recently while visiting relatives in Arkansas. She had lived in Holdenville since 1912.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; one brother, Jim Bogle of Briggsville; three sisters, Mrs. Eulerle Ladd and Mrs. Edna Swaim of Briggsville, and Mrs. Anna Aikman of Bluffton.

Burial was in the Holdenville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Chambers, Ethel Marie

Ethel Marie Chambers, age 78 of Waveland, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith. She was born July 16, 1925 in Waveland to the late Mack and Callie Catlett Fredrick. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Chambers; three brothers, Fearl, Oscar, and Clem Fredrick.

Survivors include three sons daughters-in-law, Mackie Chambers and Rose McCoy of Waveland, Robert & Geraldine Chambers of Magazine, Jim & Judy Chambers of Danville; two daughters sons-in-law, Betty & Ronald Bell of Havana, Alice & James Price of Hot Springs; two daughters-in-law, Phyllis Chambers of Waveland, Arlene Chambers of Louisiana; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Services were Friday, January 9, 2004 at Moore's Chapel Church with Rev. Eddie Schlinker and Rev. Derrall Schlinker officiating. Interment was in Moore s Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Aaron Albright, Bill Blagg, Keith, James, Timmy & Robert Chambers. Honorary pallbearer was Butch Bird. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 2004)


Chambers, Herbert Ray

Herbert Ray Chambers, age 63, of Waveland died Thursday, June 12, 1986 at his home. He was a native of Havana, a retired carpenter, son of the late Edgar and Alice Rogers Chambers, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Fredrick Chambers; three sons, Mackie Ray and Robert Edward Chambers of Waveland, and Jim Chambers of Danville; two daughters, Betty Bell of Lawton, Okla. and Alice Price of Caddo Gap; a brother, Tom Chambers of Booneville, Miss.; three sisters, Lillie Long of Indiana, Winnie Holt of Magazine and Dora Gillion of Heavner, Okla. and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Moore's Chapel Church near Waveland by the Rev. Hulan Wiser. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Corn-well Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chambers, James Edward "Thumper"

James Edward "Thumper" Chambers, age 34, of Waveland, AR, formerly of Poteau, OK, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at Sparks Medical Center at Fort Smith, AR. He was born in Paris, AR on July 6, 1970.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Ethel Chambers and Joe and Gertie Wilkins and a brother, Mackie Ray Chambers, Jr.

He is survived by his parents, Mackie Ray Chambers of Waveland, AR; Arlene Chambers of Moreauville, LA; two brothers, Timmy Chambers of Charleston, AR and Robert Ray Chambers; a sister, Amanda McCoy of Waveland, AR and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 1:30 p. m. at Moore's Chapel in Waveland. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 10, 2004)


Chambers, Judge J. E.

Judge J. E. Chambers, aged 88, of Danville, died in a Danville hospital on April 26. He was a retired Chancery Judge and long time political and civic leader in Yell County and Arkansas. Judge Chambers was a life-long resident of Yell County. He was born at Whitely (now Briggsville) on August 10, 1874 and moved to Danville in 1901 after graduating from Hendrix College and Vanderbilt Law School. It was during his active leadership of the Democratic Party in Yell County that it became known as the "Free State of 'Yell," a phrase which still persists today. The offices and positions which he has held are a phenomenal record of the service he has given to his community, church and government. He has been mayor of Danville; Yell County Representative; member of the Danville School Board; chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Danville Methodist Church for the past 52 years; organizer, and president of the Yell County Fair Association for the past 30 years; member of the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech for the past 38 years, and its former chairman: Chancery Judge frf the 14th District for 21 years until his retirement in 1948; a director of the Arkansas Livestock Show for the past 25 years and the only original member still on the board; former president of the Danville State Bank; and former president of the Highway 10 Improvement Association. The list of committees and projects on which he has worked- local, state and national is endless. Judge Chambers' pride and joy has been the Yell County Free Fair, which due to his organizational and leadership ability, has been recognized as one of the best county fairs in the state. Last year he was honored with "Judge Chambers Day" during the fair.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Bill Gatlin of Danville; a son, John Ed Chambers of Danville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Danville Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. C. Houston Farmer. Pallbearers were Boss Mitchell, A. B. Grace, Abe Pledger, Joe Ray, Robert Reagan, Eric Caviness, Fred Burns and C. C. Stringfield; alternates, Bob Fisher, Harold Burnham and Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers included members of the board of stewards of the Danville Methodist Church, the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech, members of the State Livestock Show Board and of the Yell County Fair Association, Burial was in Danville Cemetery by Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Chambers, Judge J. E.

Judge J. E. Chambers, aged 88, of Danville, died in a Danville hospital on April 26. He was a retired Chancery Judge and long time political and civic leader in Yell County and Arkansas. Judge Chambers was a life-long resident of Yell County. He was born at Whitely (now Briggsville) on August 10, 1874 and moved to Danville in 1901 after graduating from Hendrix College and Vanderbilt Law School. It was during his active leadership of the Democratic Party in Yell County that it became known as the "Free State of 'Yell," a phrase which still persists today. The offices and positions which he has held are a phenomenal record of the service he has given to his community, church and government. He has been mayor of Danville; Yell County Representative; member of the Danville School Board; chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Danville Methodist Church for the past 52 years; organizer, and president of the Yell County Fair Association for the past 30 years; member of the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech for the past 38 years, and its former chairman: Chancery Judge frf the 14th District for 21 years until his retirement in 1948; a director of the Arkansas Livestock Show for the past 25 years and the only original member still on the board; former president of the Danville State Bank; and former president of the Highway 10 Improvement Association. The list of committees and projects on which he has worked- local, state and national is endless. Judge Chambers' pride and joy has been the Yell County Free Fair, which due to his organizational and leadership ability, has been recognized as one of the best county fairs in the state. Last year he was honored with "Judge Chambers Day" during the fair.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Bill Gatlin of Danville; a son, John Ed Chambers of Danville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Danville Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. C. Houston Farmer. Pallbearers were Boss Mitchell, A. B. Grace, Abe Pledger, Joe Ray, Robert Reagan, Eric Caviness, Fred Burns and C. C. Stringfield; alternates, Bob Fisher, Harold Burnham and Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers included members of the board of stewards of the Danville Methodist Church, the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech, members of the State Livestock Show Board and of the Yell County Fair Association, Burial was in Danville Cemetery by Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Chambers, Lula Gladden

Mrs. Lula Gladden Chambers, age 96, of Benton formally of Briggsville, died Sunday evening, May 18, 1986, at the Saline Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Chambers was a native of Briggsville, a housewife and mother and the daughter of the late William and Susan Mathis Gladden.

Survivors include one daughter, Melba Miller of Little Rock. Two sisters, Jewell Smith of Dumas and Lois Montgomery of Dumas. One granddaughter, Melody Parsley of Little Rock.

Funeral services were at Briggsville Methodist Church, Tuesday, May 20, 1986 with Rev. Claude Miles officiating. Interment in Briggsville Cemetery. Arrangements and services were, in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chambers, Myrtle Lee

Myrtle Lee Chambers, age 91 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born April 16, 1912 in Des Arc, Arkansas to the late Tilmon Parker and Lottie Benedict Parker Kendrick. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Chambers; two sons, J. C. Chambers and Monroe Chambers and one daughter, Vivian Walcer; step-father, George Kendrick; five brothers; one sister and eight grandchildren.

Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Junior Haney of Dardanelle, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Fern Hoey of Memphis, Tennessee, Betty Mason of Millington, Tennessee; one brother, Lawson Kendrick of Tiller, Arkansas; twenty-nine grandchildren, fifty-five great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday, November 21, 2003 at Haney Cemetery with Rev. Tony L. Smith and Rev. Franklin Piercey officiating. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 26, 2003)


Chambers, Ovid Virgil "Shorty"

DARDANELLE - Ovid Virgil "Shorty" Chambers, age 69, was killed Wednesday, October 29, 1986 when he was struck by and pinned beneath a fallen tree. Authorities say that Chambers was cutting firewood in the Wildcat Hollow area when a falling tree apparently hung on another and then fell on him as he walked away. Deputy Yell County Coroner Paul Seay said Chambers died instantly. Chambers body was discovered about 2:30 p. m. after his wife became alarmed when he did not come home for lunch and a search was begun. He was a retired dredge operator for Mobley Construction Co. He was a native of Athens (Howard County) and the son of the late Virgil and Carrie Martin Chambers.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Haney Chambers; a daughter, Cilestene Jay of Dardanelle; two half sisters, Lucille William and Cilestene Miller of Henryetta, Okla.; one grandchild, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, November 1, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Bob Huie and the Rev. Robert Adams. Burial will be in Haney Cemetery near Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Ted Zieger, Jimmy Paulman, John E. Askren, Ray White Sr., Dean Underwood and Ed Haney. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chambers, Patricia Sloan

Patricia Sloan Chambers, 82, died Friday, February 21, 2003 at her home in Danville. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Beatrice Lynch Sloan of Jonesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Ed Chambers, her brothers Dr. Clay Sloan and James E. Sloan of Jonesboro, and a grandson, William Russell Meeks IV.

She is survived by her son John Ed Chambers III of Danville, three daughters and their husbands Eugenia Chambers Jones and Jerral W. Jones of Dallas, TX, Patricia Chambers Dixon and Jack Dixon of Dallas, Texas; Katherine Chambers Counce and Dr. James S. Counce of Springdale, Arkansas. Grandchildren are John Stephen Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Jerral Wayne Jones, Jr. Melissa Lynn Meeks, John Russell Meeks, Keri Chambers Barber, Susan Chambers Salter, Laura Patricia Chambers, Jennifer Kathryn Counce, Meredith Chambers Counce, Natalie Patricia Gene Counce. Great grandchildren are Jessica, Jordon, Caroline, and John Stephen Jones; Haley, Paxton, Shy Anderson Jr. and Sloan Chambers Barber.

Patricia graduated from Jonesboro High School. She attended St. Mary's, Notre Dame, and the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Pi Phi Sorority. She married John Ed Chambers in 1941 and they made their home in Danville. "Pat", as John Ed and her friends called her, worked as a Court Reporter for the late Chancery Judge J. E. Chambers. Later she worked as a cashier for the Danville State Bank (now Chambers Bank). She became a part of the community promoting activities to help the school and the town and was a charter member of the Danville Business and Professional Women's Club. She served as Chairman of the Yell County Homecoming Queens contest for 20 years. When the United States entered WW II John Ed served as an officer in the navy. Pat went back to the University of Arkansas taking their baby daughter with her. She graduated from University of Arkansas, as had her husband. Her three daughters and son also graduated from the University of Arkansas. After the war they were back in Danville working to improve the bank and their town. Among the many projects they supported was the building of the Yell County Library located near the Chambers Bank in Danville. Pat served on E. Sloan Farms Inc. and B&G Farms Inc. Board of Directors in Jonesboro for over 40 years. She was on the Chambers Bancshares Board of Directors from 1986 until present. Pat was an active member of the Danville United Methodist Church. She assisted in United Methodist Women fund raising and was willing to help in any way possible. For several years she served as Girl Scout Cookie Chairman and as an officer in the Danville Parent Teacher Association. Her home was open to her family and friends. She was a gracious hostess. She was an early organizer of the local duplicate bridge club and an avid and expert bridge player. When the home of C. R. and Fannie George burned in the early 1940's, and while her husband, John Ed, was in the service, she took in the George family while they searched for another home. In the last year Mama Pat attended her daughter Gene's surprise birthday party in St. Barth, Virgin Islands, graduation of granddaughter from Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, Homecoming festivities for granddaughter in Springdale, surprise birthday party of son-in-law in Dallas in October, soccer games for great grandchildren in Dallas, the wedding and wedding activities of her granddaughter, Susan, a baby shower in Danville for her granddaughter, Kerri, and the birth of her great grandson and namesake Sloan Chambers Barber on December 30, 2002 in Fayetteville, AR. While Pat was not one to be up front making speeches, she was always there to provide strong support for her children and grandchildren from making beautiful clothes, costumes and to being there for the ballgames. At 82 years old it was nothing for her to drive to Fayetteville to attend dance recitals or to Dallas for speeches, and ball games. She attended all high school graduations and university graduations that included Stanford, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and the University of Arkansas. She never missed anything in which her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participated. She was there to help people in need, to encourage her husband and son in their work for a better hospital and in making Danville a better and more beautiful place to live. This pretty lady is remembered with lots of love

Services were held Monday, February 24, 2003, at the Danville United Methodist Church at 2 p. m. with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers were grandsons Stephen Jones, Jerral W. Jones, Jr. John Russell Meeks, Shy Anderson, Brandon Barber, and Justin Salter. The family received friends at the Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville on Sunday night. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to John Ed Chambers Memorial Hospital. Post Office Box 1330, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 2003)


Chambers, Robert B. "Junior"

Robert B. "Junior" Chambers, age 83 of Havana, died Friday, January 30, 2009 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. He was born March 5, 1925 to the late Robert and Prudie Clack Chambers. He retired from the United States Army as Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the Havana First Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Havana VFW.

He is preceded in death by six brothers, Johnny, Jim, Billy, Glen, Bondie, and Boyce Chambers and two sisters Lora Jochem and May Lipe.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maggie Sue Swaim Chambers; sons, Bobby and Amber Chambers of Booneville, David Chambers of Houston, TX, Roger Chambers of Havana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, February 2, 2009 at Havana First Baptist Church. Interment was in Havana Cemetery with Military Honors by Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141. Pallbearers were Preston, Aaron, Bryan, Brad, Nathan, Steve, Ronald and John Chambers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 4, 2009)


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