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Caviness, Berniece

Mrs. Berniece Caviness, age 81, widow of G. L. Bud Caviness, of Little Rock died Friday, September 14, 1984. She was a native of Briggsville and the daughter of the late David Lampkin Castleberry and Martha Catherine Mathis Castleberry.

Survivors include two sons, John David Caviness of Denver, CO and Kenneth Lee Caviness of Rolling Hills, CA; two daughters, Dorothy Caviness and Lillie Ruth Dobbs, both of Little Rock; a brother, R. T. Castleberry of Rover; a sister, Nannye Norman of Plainview; five grandchildren and, three great grandchildren.

The funeral was, Monday, September 17 at Ruebels Chapel in Little Rock. Graveside services were at Mt Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Services were by Ruebel Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 10-3-1984)


Caviness, Blanche (Montgomery)

Mrs. Blanche Montgomery Caviness, 86, of Pine Bluff and formerly of Danville, died in a Pine Bluff hospital on February 24. She was a widow of J. C. Caviness, who died January 14.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Douglas White of Silver City, N.M., Mrs. Robert Compton of Russellville, Mrs. Charles Nixon of Gary, Ind. and Mrs. Blakely Gallagher of Pine Bluff; a brother, Dr. Tom Montgomery of Stayton, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. YCR March 2, 1961 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 1961)

Caviness, Clyde

Clyde Caviness, age 54, died at his home at Houston, Tex. on December 30. He was a former resident of Danville and was at one time city marshal here.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maydean Watson Caviness; one daughter, Clydene, and a step-daughter, Marie Ellis, all of Houston; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Caviness of Pine Bluff; four sisters, Mrs. Douglas White of Silver City, New Mex., Mrs. Robert Compton of Russellville, Mrs. Charles Nixon of Gary, Ind. and Mrs. Blakeley Gallagher of Pine Bluff. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 5, 1961) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 5 Jan 1961, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Caviness, Eric

Eric Caviness, aged 63, Danville attorney, died Tuesday at the Yell County Hospital in Danville following a heart attack suffered Monday night. He was a native of Gravelly and had practiced law here since 1929. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Yell County Hospital; member of the board of trustees of the Danville Methodist Church, where he had taught the Ladies' Bible Class for the past 33 years; a director of the Danville State Bank; a Mason, member of the Gravelly Lodge; former state representative from Yell County and former state senator from the 5th Judicial District. He was past president of the Danville Lions Club; former mayor of Danville; and former member of the Danville School Board. He was a graduate of Hendrix College and of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Audrey Keathley Caviness of Danville; one daughter, Mrs. B. J. Dunn of Russellville; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Caviness of Danville; two sisters, Miss Ruth Caviness of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Bernice Ashmore of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Pat Caviness of Little Rock, Troy Caviness of Loving N. Mex. and Sonny Caviness of Dallas, Tex.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Danville National Guard armory by Rev. C. Houston Fanner, pastor of the Danville Methodist Church, with burial in the New Danville Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1965)

Caviness, Ermalee

Ermalee Caviness, age 93, of Gravelly, AR died Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. She was born July 14, 1907 in Gravelly, AR to the late J. Frank and Ada Hunsicker Price. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gravelly Methodist Church. She was the widow of Robert Caviness and was preceded in death by a sister, Maggie Robison and brothers, George and John Price.

Survivors are one niece, Aleen O'Bryant and several other nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Fred Burnett of Dardanelle, AR and a sister in Law, Helen Harris of Russellville, AR.

Service was Friday, November 24, 2000 at Gravelly Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Interment was in Parks Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 29, 2000)


Caviness, Ethel Mirian

Mrs. Ethel Mirian Caviness, age 92, of Danville, widow of Walter G. Caviness, died at a Danville hospital Monday, November 21, 1966. Mrs. Caviness was a native of Conway, a daughter of the late Robert and Alice Montgomery Nicholson. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are three sons, Troy Caviness of Loving, New Mexico, Sonny Caviness of Dallas, and Pat Caviness of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Ashmore of Mt. Nebo and Miss Ruth Caviness of Memphis; two brothers, O. G. Nicholson of Del Rio, Texas, and Rupert Nicholson of Victoria, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Jenkins of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at the Danville Methodist Church Wednesday morning at 10 oclock with Rev. Gene Atkins officiating. A second service was held at Parks Cemetery where interment was. Casket Bearers were Robert Caviness, Sonny Clement, Odell Lewis, Jr. Harold Montgomery, Bobby Keathly and Jim Caviness. Services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas, 11/24/1966)


Caviness, J. M.

A Prominent Citizen of Gravelly is Dead. News came to Dardanelle yesterday of the death of James M. Caviness, a prominent, prosperous and valuable citizen of Gravelly, which sad event occurred Tuesday afternoon, at his home, after a brief illness. The burial and funeral obsequies were performed yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Caviness had probably been born and raised at Gravelly, where he had led an honorable and up-right life, and raised a family of splendid children, several of whom survive him. He was a man of affairs, enterprising and progressive, and was justly popular in his community.

On Wednesday of last week Jim Willson, of this place, was at his home and found him lying on a cot, complaining of having had a light chill. However, it developed into an attack of fever, from which he never recovered. The P-D joins with the many friends of the family in expressing its profound sympathy and condolence in this sad affliction. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 7-16-1900)


Caviness, James Robert "Bob"

Mr. Bob Caviness aged 67 years, prominent Fourche Valley planter, merchant and banker, died Sunday morning, November 20, 1938, from a heart attack at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Lee Montgomery, directly across the street from his own home, where he had gone for treatment.

The funeral service was held on the lawn at the family home at Gravelly Monday afternoon, a splendid tribute being paid to the deceased by Rev. Ashmore, who officiated. But a more beautiful and impressive tribute was the assemblage of more than 2,000 sorrowing friends of Bob Caviness--men and women from all walks and stations in life, from every nook and corner of Yell County--who with sad hearts and tear-dimmed eyes gathered about the bier of their departed friend to pay a last tribute of love and devotion. Mr. Caviness was born at Gravelly, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Caviness, pioneer Yell County citizens. He was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. On July 6th, 1903, he married Miss Annie Campbell, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Willie, Robert and Guy Caviness, all of Gravelly; four daughters, Mrs. Herman Clement, Gravelly; Mrs. Ralph A. Raney, Little Rock; Mrs. Fred C. Burnett, Jr., Dardanelle; Mrs. Fred E. Harris, Waldron; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Montgomery, Gravelly, and three brothers, Walter Caviness, Gravelly; John Caviness, Danville; and Chester Caviness, Memphis, Tex. The death of Mr. Caviness is a severe blow, not alone to Fourche Valley, but to all of Yell County as well; for Bob Caviness was a leader, a man of Outstanding ability and high character. He was strong in his convictions, and what he conceived to be right he fought for. He lent strong support to the churches and championed the cause of education and good government. Though never personally an office-seeker, he was active in politiecs, and his support was no small matter in the attainment of County office. Mr. Caviness was a large landowner, with scores of tenants and sharecroppers, and the sincere grief and sorrow of these dependents at his death is touching testimonial to his fairness, his generosity and his kindliness. His work is ended; he has passed off the stage of action; but behind him he leaves, clean and plain for all to read, the record of an active, well-lived, useful life--an inspiration and a guide for those who follow. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 24, 1938 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Caviness, Jim

Jim Caviness, age 58, of Gravelly died Monday after noon, March 8, at Waldron. Mr. Caviness was a native of Gravelly, a rancher and farmer, a Veteran of World War II, the son of the late Chester and Ada Lofland Caviness and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laurel Ellis Caviness; one son, Keith Caviness of Little Rock; one daughter, Miss Cheryl Caviness of Jonesboro; one sister, Mrs. Louise Murry, Arkadelphia; and one granddaughter, Miss Patricia Caviness of Little Rock.

Funeral services will be held at the Gravelly United Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Benny Harmon, the Rev. Royce Savage; and Ivy Davenport officiating. Interment will be at the Parks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sonny Clement, Joe Hunt, Hap Williams, Jake Pickens, Lloyd George, Robert O'Bryant, and Keith Caviness. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Kitchens, Tom Tatum, Denver Dennis, Ed Taylor, Bob Burnham, Jerry Smith, Don McNeal, Dr. Swift, Patricia Caviness and T.D. Simmons. Arrangements and services are in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Yell County Record, 3-10-1982)


Caviness, John Creed

John Creed Caviness, aged 91, died at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock Saturday, January 14. "Uncle John" was a former resident of Danville, having been born and reared at Gravelly. At one time he was a farmer and cattle buyer in Yell County. He served as Arkansas State Ranger, Yell County Deputy Sheriff and Danville City Marshall and a Methodist.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche Montgomery Caviness of Pine Bluff; four daughters, Mrs. Douglas White of Silver City, NM; Mrs. Robert Compton of Russellville, Mrs. Charles Nixon of Gary, Ind. and Mrs. Blakely Gallagher of Pine Bluff; thirteen grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 19, 1961)

Caviness, Laurel A.

Laurel A. Caviness, age 84, of Gravelly, AR died at her home February 11, 2008 with her family present. She was born May 30, 1923 in Memphis, TX. She married Jim Caviness December 9, 1949 in Memphis. He preceded her in death in 1982. She lived a frontier life, moving from the plains of Texas Panhandle to a homestead near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming before settling on a cattle ranch at Gravelly, AR in Western Yell County. She was a fine shot with a rifle and claimed her fair share of antelope and deer. She was a housewife, sold real estate and volunteered at the Danville Public Library. She loved her Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR. She also enjoyed the occasional venture to Las Vegas, Reno and Oaklawn. She was a voracious reader and astute political observer. However, nothing equaled the joy of spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Keith Caviness of Little Rock, AR; one daughter, Cheryl Heskett of Jonesboro, AR; one sister, Lee Murdock of Amarillo, TX and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2008 at 10:00 a. m. in the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel at Danville, AR. Burial will be in the Parks Cemetery on Highway 28 one mile west of Gravelly, AR. Memorials can be made to the Yell County Library, PO Box 850, Danville, AR 72833. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2008)


Caviness, Robert

Robert Caviness, 72, of Gravelly died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville after being hospitalized there two weeks and after suffering six years from a heart ailment. Caviness was a lifelong resident of Gravelly and was a retired rancher and merchant. He owned a general store in Gravelly for some time.

Funeral service will be held today, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. and burial will be at Parks Cemetery at Gravelly under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a WWI veteran, a Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors are his wife, Ermalee; four sisters, Mrs. Lily Clements of Russellville, Mrs. Grace Raney of Mt. Nebo, Mrs. Fred Burnett of Dardanelle, and Mrs. Fred Harris of Waldron. Other survivors are several nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Waldren News, Waldren, Scott County, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 13, 1969)

Caviness, Sallie Lee

Mrs. Sallie Lee Caviness, age 75, of Texarkana, AR died Saturday, March 7, 1998 in a local hospital. She was born July 13, 1922 in Morrilton, AR. She was a homemaker, a member of St. James Episcopal Church, a member of the Texarkana Newcomers Club and was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Caviness, Jr. who died in 1997.

She is survived by one son, Doug Caviness of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Mary Gilger of The Woodlands, TX and Martha Toilette of Ft. Worth, TX; two brothers, Jim Cruce of Lonoke, AR and Pryor Cruse, Jr. of Ft. Smith, AR; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Monday at St. James Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Lambert officiating. Burial was in the East Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to memorialize Mrs. Caviness may make contributions to St. James Episcopal Church, 417 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX 75501. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 11, 1998)


Caviness, Thomas Redman

Thomas Redman Caviness, Jr. age 77, of Texarkana, AR died Monday, May 26, 1997, in a local hospital. He was born on April 29, 1920 at Bluffton, AR and had lived in Texarkana since 1971. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Elk's Lodge, and a retired Texarkana Businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie L. Caviness of Texarkana, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Jay Tollett of Ft. Worth, TX and Mary and Rick Gilger of The Woodlands, TX; one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Chris Caviness of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 29, at St. James Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Lambert and Rev. Pryor Cruce officiating. Burial was in East memorial Gardens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 4, 1997)


Caviness , W. T.

IN MEMORY OF W. T. CAVINESS -- The following beautiful tribute to the memory of W. T. Caviness, former prominent citizen of Yell County, who died at his home in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, appeared in the Carlsbad Current of September 28th: (It is very fitting that the following article was written by a descendant of James Miller, the first governor of Arkansas, but he seems to be too modest to let that fact be known, and is none other than John W. Wells, who has a very warm place in his heart for those coming from that great state.Editor Current.)

Carlsbad friends were greatly shocked early this week when the news flashed out that Will Caviness, prominent and popular cotton farmer of Carlsbad was in the throes of an illness that would, without doubt, claim his life. From that moment until he breathed his last at 11 p. m., Tuesday, anxious friends made frequent calls, either in person or by telephone, in the vain hope that he would rally and recover. Being in somewhat of a weakened condition because he had not been strong for some time, the valiant fight for life that he put up was without avail, and although he would rally time and again, coming back from death's very door, the disease finally gained the upper hand, and in that quiet hour of the night, when all is hush and expectancy, the spirit of Will Caviness departed from the body for that shore from whose bourne no traveler returns. He died as he had lived; honest and without fear, excepting that inherent sense that all God- fearing men hold for the Deity above. The immediate cause of death was diagnosed by his physician, Doctor W. F. Glasier, as Influenza, followed by acute uremia.

Will T. Caviness was born March 3, 1868, in Gravelly, Yell County, Arkansas. He was a descendant of that grand old state's early pioneers both on his mother's and father's side, they having settled in that section of Arkansas as early as 1838. The beautiful scenic highway through Fourche Valley, now traversed by countless automobiles, covers the identical trail that was blazed by Will Caviness's grandfather almost a century ago.

He was a lifelong Democrat and since early manhood has been actively identified with that party; always as a leader; upholding right. His friends say for him that he could have had almost any public office in his home state, but aside from accepting offices in his home county, he elected to remain at home and assist in directing the political affairs of his party. He was elected treasurer of Yell County, Arkansas, in 1910, which office he held four years. In 1914, immediately following the successful tenure in that office, he was elected Sheriff of his county and served four years in that capacity. He was known far and wide as a man of unimpeachable integrity; one whose watchword was honesty, fearlessness and justice. To demonstrate the esteem in which he was held in his home state, upon being elected to office the law required a one hundred thousand dollar bond. Voluntarily, and without Mr. Caviness' knowledge, his friends went to the proper authorities and signed a bond for $200,000.00, double the amount required, merely to express their sincere friendship and trust.

Will Caviness was married twice; the first time in early manhood to Lizzie Campbell of his home county. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died in infancy. The remaining seven, Mabel, Geneva, Mack, Oda, Sid, Inez and Lola, are still living. A few years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Caviness married Flora Flater, also of his home county, who survives him. To this union were born three children, Roy, James and Neill, all living. The children remaining at home are: Lola, Sid, Roy, James and Neill, all of whom are well known in Carlsbad and the lower valley. The remaining children are married and living in Arkansas, with the exception of Mrs. Jim McCall, who with her husband resides at Tuscon, Arizona.

Will Caviness was one of the first of the present known "Arkansas Colony" to come to the Pecos valley where he arrived in 1921, and purchased the Bolles farm. He was soon followed, however, by other influential farmers from his home county, including Judge J. P. McCall, and the many other families who are now well known to Carlsbad people. All of these Mr. Caviness was instrumental in bringing to our valley.

Funeral services of the deceased was conducted from the home, near Otis Wednesday afternoon and was attended by more than four hundred people. The floral offerings were beautiful, and banked about the silent casket in such profusion, bespoke more forcible than words, the depth of the feeling of loss that his taking away created in the hearts of his hundreds of friends. The services at the Caviness home were conducted by Reverend McKee, Presbyterian minister of Carlsbad, music being furnished by Mrs. Glasier at the piano and a mixed choir of men and women. The hymns used were: "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus"both favorites of Mr. Caviness. The long procession of automobiles left the Caviness home about five o'clock for the cemetery, where a second service was held at the grave by Eddy Lodge No. 21, A. F. & A. M. About 75 Masonic brethren of the deceased attended this service.

Will Caviness, with the inborn spirit of his forefathers, was the first to leave his native land for a new home in the West. Of the forty families or more from Arkansas that he has been instrumental in gathering around him in the Pecos valley, he is likewise the first to depart. When his remains were tenderly laid away in their final resting place in the Carlsbad cemetery, a lasting void was created; not alone with the family where he was known only as a kind and doting father, husband and brother, but with the hundreds of friends whom this remarkable character has gathered around him, in close association, in the comparatively short time he has been among us. Few of us there are, indeed, who cannot make friends, but rare is the man who holds them all. Will Caviness, ever charitable, thoughtful, indulgent and kind, possessed that most unusual faculty of making his friendship felt. He will be missed, keenly for a long, long time, and never will the gap be bridged sufficiently to erase the lasting, loving memory of this man. The Current, as do the many, many friends of the family, extends sincere sympathy to those who mourn. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by Mary Fowler Leek; newspaper: The Current of Carlsbad, New Mexico; 10-9-1924)


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)


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