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Chivers, Minor Young, Sr.

Minor Young Chivers, Sr. age 96, of Dardanelle, died Monday, September 22, 1986 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was a retired employee of MoPac Railroad Co. a member of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge since 1918, the Little Rock Consistory, the Central Ark. Shrine Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle.

Survivors are a son, M. Y. Chivers Jr. of Dardanelle, a daughter Margaret Anderson of Little Rock, 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Tuesday, September 23 at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Bonda Moyer officiating. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. Honorary Pallbearers are Adm. and Ed. of Dardanelle 1st United Methodist Church and Central Ark. Shrine Club. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chivers, Minor Young, Sr.

DARDANELLE Minor Young Chivers Sr., age 96, of Dardanelle died today at Dardanelle. He was a native of Conway, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chivers, a retired employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad, and was a member of Van Buren Masonic Lodge, Little Rock Consistory, Central Arkansas Shrine Club and First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, M. Y. Chivers Jr. of Dardanelle; a daughter, Margaret Anderson of Little Rock; four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery at Russellville by the Rev. Bonda Moyer. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the administrative board of First United Methodist Church and the Central Arkansas Shrine Club. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 9/22/1986)


Choate, Ernest Lamar

Mr. Ernest Lamar Choate, age 89, of Belleville, AR died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center" in Dardanelle, AR. He was born in Chickalah, AR on February 16, 1910 to the late John and Macie Haney Choate. He was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ, a sawmill operator, and a farmer of both cattle and poultry,

He was preceded in death by, his wife, Selma Pauline Banks Choate and a grandson, Lance Lynn Lorenson.

Survivors are two sons, Donnie Choate of Ozark, AR and Rodney Choate of Belleville, AR; two daughters, Rebecca McGuire of Dardanelle, AR and Betty Davis of Benton, AR; nine grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held November 1, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with John Paul Thaxton officiating. Burial was in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Chickalah, AR. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 3, 1999)


Choate, Hoyt L.

Dr. Hoyt L. Choate, age 73, of 1100 Kavanaugh Boulevard, a retired obstetrician, died Tuesday. He was born at Blue Mountain (Logan County), a son of the late Cecil S. and Bertha Brown Choate. He was member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lois Jean Ross Choate; three sons, Phillip Choate of Waco, Texas, John Choate of little Rock, and Stephen Choate of Heber Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Martha C. Jenkins of Lexington, Ky and eight grandchildren.

A family graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday at Salem Cemetery at Plainview (Yell County). Memorials may be made to the Baptist Medical Center nursing program, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church or Plainview United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on December 2, 1976)

Choate, John B.

Word was received here this week of the recent death of John B. Choate, about 80, of Carlsbad, N. Mex. He was a former resident of Danville and county clerk here during the 1920's. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 15, 1962)

Choate, Lois Jean (Ross)

Lois Jean Ross Choate, of Little Rock, AR died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the age of 100. She was born in Rover on January 15, 1906 to Tom and Ada Burruss Ross. For many years she was active with several of the area family organizations and public schools. She was a member of STOP (Stop This Outrageous Purge) during the Little Rock school crisis in 1958 and 1959 and she served one term as president during her member in the Arkansas Medical Society Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children, Phillip Choate, Martha Choate) and Dr. Frank Jenkins all of Lexington, KY, John and Janice Choate of Little Rock, Stephen and Jerry Choate of Heber Springs; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She loved her family and they loved her.

Cremation arrangements and memorial service by Ruebel Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 5, 2006)

Choate, Lois Jean Ross

Lois Jean Ross Choate, of Little Rock, AR died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the age of 100. She was born in Rover on January 15, 1906 to Tom and Ada Burruss Ross. For many years she was active with several of the area family organizations and public schools. She was a member of STOP (Stop This Outrageous Purge) during the Little Rock school crisis in 1958 and 1959 and she served one term as president during her member in the Arkansas Medical Society Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children, Phillip Choate, Martha Choate) and Dr. Frank Jenkins all of Lexington, KY, John and Janice Choate of Little Rock, Stephen and Jerry Choate of Heber Springs; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She loved her family and they loved her.

Cremation arrangements and memorial service by Ruebel Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 5, 2006)


Choate, Rebecca Tryline

Rebecca Tryline Choate, age 93 of Dardanelle died Friday, July 2, 2010 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1917 in Bluffton, Arkansas to Willis Aven and Viola Victoria Watson Carpenter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rosmyr L. "Bos" Choate, Sr.

She was an active member of the Chickalah United Methodist Church serving 53 years as adult Sunday She was an active member of the Chickalah Area Ladies Auxiliary and served many years in the Yell County Home She is survived by her sister Loise Baxter of Little Rock; Daughter, Lynda Terry of Little Rock, sons and daughters-in-law R. L. "Bud" and Jane Choate of Chickalah. and Phillip "Brad" and Jennifer Choate of Maumelle; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on July 5th at Chickalah United Methodist Church. Burial was in Chickalah Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010)


Choate, Rosmyr L. "Bos"

Rosmyr L. "Bos" Choate, Sr. age 89 of Chickalah, AR died Sunday, April 18, 1999 at the Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born October 21, 1909 in Chickalah, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Roscoe and Myrtle Dacus Choate. He was a farmer and a retired Pipe Fitter for Bechtel Corporation at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chickalah, UA Local 454 Pipe Fitters and Steam Fitters Union and a 32 Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hart Choate, a sister, Fern Kilsky and one granddaughter, Camilla Lynn Choate.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Tyrl Carpenter Choate; one daughter, Lynda Terry of Chickalah; two sons and daughters-in-law, R. L. "Bud" and Jane Choate of Chickalah, Brad and Suzanne Choate of Little Rock, AR; one sister, Judy Powley of Chickalah; five grandchildren, Lee Terry of No. Little Rock, John Choate of Russellville, Lori Led ford of Chickalah, Jill Pool of Springfield, MO and Katie Choate of Little Rock and two great-grandchildren.

Services were April 20, 1999 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Raymond Hillis officiating. Interment was in Chickalah Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Bud Choate, Brad Choate, Larry Terry, Lee Terry, John Choate, Bobby Carpenter. Memorials may be made to the Chickalah United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 1999)


Choate, Selma Pauline (Banks)

Mrs. Selma Choate, age 82, of Chickalah, AR, died Wednesday, June 15 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born April 21, 1912 in Yell County, AR to the late Val M. and Norma Weems Banks. She was a retired nurses aid with the Dardanelle Hospital, a member of the Chickalah Methodist Church and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lowell, Louie and Dana Banks and a sister, Mildred Gooch.

Survivors include: her husband, Ernest Choate; two sons, Donnie Choate of Ozark and Rodney Choate of Chickalah; two daughters, Rebecca McQuire of Dardanelle and Betty Davis of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Arthur Lee Banks of Dardanelle and Lindle Banks of Ft. Smith; three sisters, Rebecca Brashers of Dardanelle, Margaret Ann Pratt of Carlsbad, NM and Faye Myers of No. Little Rock, AR; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services were June 17 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Raymond Hillis officiating. Interment was in the Chickalah Methodist Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1994)

Christenberry, John

John Christenberry, 80, of Ola died Tuesday, February 1, at Yell County Nursing Home. He was a retired oil field gauger, a native of Sunset, Texas, a former resident of Tioga, N.D. son of the late John David and Amanda Ann Reynolds Christenberry.

Survivors include a son, John Christenberry of Peoria, Ill; a daughter, Barbara Eide of Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Bill Christenberry of Jacksonville; two sisters, Cleo Lampson of Edmund, Okla. and Leo Marcum of Ola, and two grandchildren, Jason and Jared Eide of Fargo, N.D.

Graveside services were Thursday at Birta Cemetery. Burial was by Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 9, 1994)

Christenberry, Zelma

Graveside service for Mrs. Zelma Christenberry, age 75, wife of John D. Christenberry of Fargo, N. D. will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Birta Cemetery. She died January 14, 1985.

Some relatives live in the Ola area. Other survivors include a son, John Christenberry of Pekin, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Wally Eide of Fargo; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Christensen, Betty

Betty Christensen, age 71, a resident of Ola, AR died Saturday, March 4, 2000 at her home. She was born on May 14, 1928 at Lincoln, NE to Theodore and Gladys (Gillespie) Stack. She was the widow of the late L. A. "Chris" Christensen and was a farmer.

Survivors include, a son, Todd Christensen of Bakersfield, CA; three daughters, Terrie Simmons of Ola, AR. Connie Dodd of Huntington, MA and Sue Dykes of Murray, KY and 13 grandchildren. Visitation was held at the Humphrey Ola Funeral Home, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 8, 2000)


Christensen, Hakon

Mr. Hakon Christensen, 99, a 30-year resident of Dardanelle, Arkansas, died Monday, September 20, 2004 at Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. The son of Andreas and Maren Christensen, he was born March 6, 1905 in Skive, Denmark. He was a Dairy worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Jepsen) Christensen of Dardanelle and a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Patricia Christensen of Glenwood Springs, CO.

Funeral services were held September 25, 2004 at Mundelin, Illinois. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 2004)


Christensen, Peggy Jeanne

Forever sweet and caring, Peggy Christensen, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Saratoga on May 24 after a brief illness, surrounded by her daughter, Terin Christensen of Danville, granddaughter, Krisan Christensen of Boulder, CO, son, Dane Christensen and daughter-in-law, Jay Christensen of Oakland. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dane Christensen, in 2005. Peggy was born at her grandmother's house on December 22, 1929 in Mena, Arkansas and moved to Berkeley, Calif. at age 2. As a young girl she greatly enjoyed roller skating with friends through the surrounding neighborhoods and figure skating at Berkeley Iceland. After graduating from Berkeley H.S. she attended City College of San Francisco where she met and eventually married her husband of almost 55 years. Peggy and Dane moved their family around California's central valley and briefly to New Jersey before happily settling in Saratoga for nearly 50 years. Here, Peggy made a comforting and inviting home for family and friends alike, dabbling in oil painting, weekend gardening, and loved to entertain and ensure all those who entered her home were graciously cared for. She became a favorite of her children's friends, whom affectionately called her Mrs. "C." The home was always tastefully decorated to match the season and holiday and, by own estimate, collected over 1,000 Christmas tree ornaments. Outside the home, Peggy spent ten happy years working at Evy's Bath and Candle Shop in Saratoga. She took an active role as a Brownie and Girl Scouts leader, volunteered with Arc Angels of Red Cross of San Jose, provided charitable work for Oz Auxiliary of Children's Home Society and Inner Wheel of Saratoga. She always graciously donated to her children's various charitable fundraisers. Peggy and Dane delighted in treating themselves to exotic travels such as riding on The Royal Scotsman into the heart of Scotland's highlands, taking the transatlantic supersonic flight aboard Concorde jet, cruising around the Tierra del Fuego, and enjoying the breathtaking open wilderness on a Kenyan safari. She especially enjoyed her annual birthday getaway celebration to San Francisco's Nob Hill. She will be fondly remembered for her generous spirit, the kindness in her heart, quick witted humor, and ability to put on the perfect finishing touches. She was a great neighbor and loving mother, giving respect to all and one of the nicest persons you will ever know. There will be a private family service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, gifts are made in Peggy's memory to Inner Wheel, USA Foundation, Inc., c/o Connie Abrams, 356 Snapdragon Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648-8162 or Montalvo Arts Center, PO Box 158 Saratoga, CA 95071-0158 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,San Jose Mercury News/ San Mateo County Times Newspaper, San Mateo, California, Obituary was published on June 2, 2013)

Christensen, Peggy Jeanne

Forever sweet and caring, Peggy Christensen, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Saratoga on May 24 after a brief illness, surrounded by her daughter, Terin Christensen of Danville, granddaughter, Krisan Christensen of Boulder, CO, son, Dane Christensen and daughter-in-law, Jay Christensen of Oakland. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dane Christensen, in 2005. Peggy was born at her grandmother's house on December 22, 1929 in Mena, Arkansas and moved to Berkeley, Calif. at age 2. As a young girl she greatly enjoyed roller skating with friends through the surrounding neighborhoods and figure skating at Berkeley Iceland. After graduating from Berkeley H.S. she attended City College of San Francisco where she met and eventually married her husband of almost 55 years. Peggy and Dane moved their family around California's central valley and briefly to New Jersey before happily settling in Saratoga for nearly 50 years. Here, Peggy made a comforting and inviting home for family and friends alike, dabbling in oil painting, weekend gardening, and loved to entertain and ensure all those who entered her home were graciously cared for. She became a favorite of her children's friends, whom affectionately called her Mrs. "C." The home was always tastefully decorated to match the season and holiday and, by own estimate, collected over 1,000 Christmas tree ornaments. Outside the home, Peggy spent ten happy years working at Evy's Bath and Candle Shop in Saratoga. She took an active role as a Brownie and Girl Scouts leader, volunteered with Arc Angels of Red Cross of San Jose, provided charitable work for Oz Auxiliary of Children's Home Society and Inner Wheel of Saratoga. She always graciously donated to her children's various charitable fundraisers. Peggy and Dane delighted in treating themselves to exotic travels such as riding on The Royal Scotsman into the heart of Scotland's highlands, taking the transatlantic supersonic flight aboard Concorde jet, cruising around the Tierra del Fuego, and enjoying the breathtaking open wilderness on a Kenyan safari. She especially enjoyed her annual birthday getaway celebration to San Francisco's Nob Hill. She will be fondly remembered for her generous spirit, the kindness in her heart, quick witted humor, and ability to put on the perfect finishing touches. She was a great neighbor and loving mother, giving respect to all and one of the nicest persons you will ever know. There will be a private family service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, gifts are made in Peggy's memory to Inner Wheel, USA Foundation, Inc., c/o Connie Abrams, 356 Snapdragon Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648-8162 or Montalvo Arts Center, PO Box 158 Saratoga, CA 95071-0158 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,San Jose Mercury News/ San Mateo County Times Newspaper, San Mateo, California, Obituary was published on June 2, 2013)

Christmas, Billy Joe

Billy Joe Christmas age 31, of Casa died Sunday, October 22, 2006. He was born April 16, 1975 in Rolla, Missouri and was a logger.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sonny Louise Christmas.

Survivors include his parents, Verlin and Frances Wallace Christmas of Casa; two sons, Thomas Dean Christmas and Bobby Joe Christmas both of Casa; two brothers, Jeffrey Wayne Powers of Casa, Steven Douglas Powers of Alabama; two sisters, Bobbie Dean Hawkins and Mary Christine Christmas of Casa; one niece and three nephews.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Fitch Cemetery with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Fitch, Dewayne Wise, Dale Procter, Brian Robison, Darin Brixey, Malcom Stober. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2006)


Christmas, Sunny Louise

Sunny Louise Christmas, age 19 of Casa, died Sunday, April 17, 2005 at her home. She was born November 25, 1985 at Danville to Verlin and Frances Wallace Christmas.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charley and Bertha Christmas, Clarence and Louise Wallace.

Survivors include her parents; three brothers, Jeffrey Wayne Powers of Casa, Steven Douglas Powers of Alabama, Billy Joe Christmas of Casa; two sisters, Bobbie Dean Hawkins, Mary Christine Christmas both of Casa; one niece and five nephews.

Graveside services will be held today, Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Fitch Cemetery with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Pallbearers will be J.C. Chaney, Jacob Lott, Steve Douglas, Brandon Townsell, Jonathan Wells, Tyler Wells, Lucas Harvey and Jason Litsey. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 20, 2005)


Christy, Angeline (Mrs.)

Mrs. Angeline Christy, wife of H. M. Christy, died at her home near Centerville last Saturday morning at 2 o'clock after a brief illness of pneumonia.

The funeral service, conducted by Rev. J. M. McAnally, was held at the family home Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Dacus graveyard. Mrs. Christy, who was 62 years of age, was a noble Christian woman, a devout member of the Baptist Church, and her untimely death is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends.

She is survived by her husband and six grown children, three sons and three daughters, to whom the P-D. extends its sincere sympathy in their great loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 27, 1913)

Christy, Estell

Estell Christy, age 30, of San Fernando, Calif. died Saturday, July 18, 1959, in a San Fernando hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Christy, of San Fernando; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Jean of Danville, Rt. 1; and one brother, Claud Jean of Danville, Rt. 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 23, 1959)


Christy, Estell

Estell Christy, age 30, of San Fernando, Calif. died Saturday, July 18, 1959 in a San Fernando hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Christy of San Fernando; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Jean of Danville, Rt. 1; one sister, Freeda Jean of Danville, Rt. 1 and one brother, Claud Jean of Danville, Rt. 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 6, 1959)


Christy, Fred R.

(October 25, 1985)SCHULTER, Okla. - Services for Fred R. Christy, age 74, of Schulter, Okla. formerly of Dardanelle, were Friday at the First Baptist Church of Schulter with the Rev. George Christy officiating.

Christy was born October 9, 1911, in Dardanelle. He was a retired farmer-rancher, a deacon of the Schulter First Baptist Church and a Eagle Picher Smelter.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Christy; four sons, George Christy of Schulter, Gerald Christy of Owasso, Okla., Robert Christy of Lockport, Ill. and Allen Been of Henryetta, Okla; one daughter, Sue Carlton of Keller, Texas; one sister, Gergia Faye Horn of Henryetta, Okla; and 10 grandchildren.

Interment was in Salt Creek Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell Funeral Home of Okmulgee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/25/1985)


Christy, Gearaldine (Dodd)

Gearaldine Christy, age 82 of Dardanelle, died Friday, December 24, 2010 at the MediLodge of Yale. She was born August 7, 1928 at Henryetta, OK to the late Charles and Jewell Harkey Dodd.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Christy; brothers, Glendon and Gary Don Dodd.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda Christy of Berlin Township, MI; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Dodd, Jr., and wife, Helen of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren, Stephen Christy of Lenexa, KS and Erin Christy Rose of Sterling Heights, MI; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Brother Tom McElmurry officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Fraser, Mike Craft, Stephen and Bill Christy. Honorary Pallbearer: Bill Pfeifer. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 5, 2011)

Christy, Gerald Jay "Skip"

Gerald Jay Christy Sr. (Skip) passed away November 30, 2013. He was 72 years old. He was born April 22, 1941 at Maud, OK to the late Floyd Allen and Gladis Northan Christy. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Before he retired he was a truck driver and loved every minute of it.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald J. Christy Jr.

He was survived by his wife of 43 years, Doylene Christy of Russellville; two sons, Steven Foster and wife Bobbi of Ward, Clayell Christy and wife Linda of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Josh Foster of London, Amanda Foster of Ola, Paige Christy of Jacksonville, Courtney and Cody Christy of Minnesota.

Memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 11, 2013)

Christy, Leverne

Leverne Christy, 78, husband of Mary Elizabeth Stirman Christy, died Thursday, February 19, 2009. Born in Dardanelle, AR, he was the son of the late Roy and Gertrude Miller Christy. Mr. Christy was a retired nuclear engineer at Charleston Naval Shipyards and a member of Essex Village Church of Christ.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Kim Fitzgerald and husband Paul and Lori Leslie and husband Tony all of Greenville; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Gooch of Russellville, AR and Myrtle Mae Aaron of Memphis, TN; and two brothers, Lionel Christy of Dardanelle, AR and Bill Christy of Harkey Valley, AR.

Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 600 Pelham Rd. Suite B, Greenville, SC 29615.

Funeral services were held at Dardanelle Church of Christ on Monday, February 23, 2009. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Christy, Robert "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Christy, age 83 of Dardanelle, died Monday, May 14, 2007 at Arkansas Heart Hospital. He was born June 13, 1923 at Russellville to Marshall Green and May Frazier Christy. He worked with the Kansas City Little League Baseball team for 25 years and was an avid supporter of the Dardanelle Sand Lizards Athletics. He retired from TWA Airlines in Kansas City, MO after 35 years of service as a mechanic. He was a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Boyce-Woods VFW Post #3141.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Christy of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda Sue Christy of Allentown, MI; two grandchildren, Erin Rose and Stephen Christy; three great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Pastor Tom McElMurry officiating.

Graveside Military Honors were provided by Boyce-Woods Post #3141. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Eubanks, Charlie Holiman, Mike Craft, Leonard Moses, Bob Frazier, and Michael Frazier. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Dawson, Bill Pfeifer, Bob Petty and Jerry McGee. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 23, 2007)


Chronister, Tressie

Tressie Chronister, age 75, of Atkins, AR died Sunday, December 8, 2002 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church. She was born August 26, 1927, in Lapanta, AR, and was the daughter of the late Kenyon and Rachael Scott Millard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 35 years, Oscar Chronister and three sons, James Woody, William and Woody Dean.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Linda Jones of Morrilton, Don Shirley Wilson of Springerville, AR, Bobby and Sharon Wilson of Atkins, AR; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy & Ronnie Farmer of Ozark, AR, Beulah & Ted Rustad of Atkins, AR, Lora and R. L. Schreckhise of Rogers, AR, Teresa Denese Timothy Mitchell of Gravelly, AR; 3 brothers, James Millard of Enid, OK, Roy & Loyd Millard of Pawhuska, OK; 1 sister, Anna Bee Masters of Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 10:00 a. m. at Lemley Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Wayne Long. Burial in Hunt Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Michael Wilson, Kenneth Jones, Kevin Jones, Steven Schreckhise, James Alexander, Adam Mitchell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 11, 2002)


Chronister, Woody William Dean

Chronister Infant Dies Woody William Dean Chronister, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Chronister of near Dardanelle, was born August 2 and died on the same day.

Other survivors include his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Holdbrook of Texas; three brothers, David Jones, Donnie Wilson, Bobby Wilson; and four sisters, Peggy Bulah, Lora and Thressia Wilson.

Services were held at the Hunt Cemetery near Blue Ball with Cornwell Funeral Service in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1964)

Church, Preacher

Russellville, July 23, 1923 Jess Church, aged 18, fatally stabbed his brother, Preacher Church, aged 16, in a drunken brawl Saturday night, while a dance was in progress in an out- house on the Petty farm, five miles north of Hector. Deputy Sheriff Alvin Stutts, of Hector, arrested Church Sunday morning and brought him to Russellville, where he is held pending an investigation. From information brought to the city by the deputy sheriff, the two youths, who had had no previous quarrel, engaged in a fight while drunk, with the result that Jess Church was severely wounded by being struck over the head with a club and Preacher Church lost his life. After the fight Jess went to the home of his girl, who accompanied him to the dance, and spent the night. When he awoke the next morning he was told that he killed his brother. He professed to have no knowledge of the fight and said he was so drunk that he did not remember anything that happened at the dance. Both the youths are sons of a prominent farmer, Marion Church, who lives about 30 miles inland, in Jackson township. Church will be given a preliminary hearing as soon as the facts can be established by the officers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 26, 1923 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Clack, Harvey A.

Harvey A. Clack, age 63, of near Havana, died at a Veterans Hospital in Little Rock Sunday, January 17. He was a retired U. S. Engineers employee, a veteran of World War I, member of the Magazine American Legion and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Anna Clack; one daughter, Mrs. Naomi Lewis of Ft. Smith; one sister, Mrs. Edna Williams of Mm. View, Calif.; one brother, R. C. Clack of Artesia, New Mex. and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 21, 1960)


Clack, Isaac Cecil

Isaac Cecil Clack, died Sunday night, May 22, 1949 at a Bakersfield, Calif. Hospital. He was a former resident of Yell County and had lived in Delano, Calif. for 12 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Vada Moudy of Delano; two sons, Troy of Delano and Elmer of Havana; two brothers R. C. of New Mexico and Harvey of Havana; one sister, Edna Williams of Havana. Several grandchildren (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 2, 1949)


Claggett, Verlon Irene

Verlon Irene Claggett, age 82, of Wichita, KS, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010. The memorial service was Monday, May 24, at Grace Presbyterian Church. Verlon worked as an LPN at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa and was retired secretary for Claggett Limb and Brace Co.

She was preceded in death by husband, Clifford Delmer Claggett.

Survivors sons, Clifford M. Claggett of Oakton, VA and Sherman H. Claggett of Henderson, NV; daughters, Kay Davis of Tulsa, OK and Michelle Botkin of Wichita; sisters, Johnnie Morton and Faye Derrick, both of Danville, AR and Ima Jean Putman of Havana, AR; grandchildren, Cara Sanfacon, Christie Newman, Craig Claggett, Olivia Khoury and Beau Bonner; great grandchildren, Ashley, Caitlyn, C. J., AnaJane, Alicia, Jacob, Madison and Mikayla.

A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association, 837 S. Hillside, Wichita, 67211. Tributes may be sent to the family via WWW.dlwichita.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 26, 2010)


Clare, Bob

Bob Clare of Sand Springs, Okla. a former resident of Russellville, died Monday, February 24, 1986. He was a foreman at Sheffield Steel Co. at Sand Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Clare; a son, Gary Clare of the home; four daughters, Kimberly Clare of Tulsa, Okla. and Kari Butcher, Rhonda Burrell and Peggy Clare of Sand Springs; his mother, Mrs. Thelma Wirth of Russellville; a brother, Walter Clare of Odessa, Texas; six sisters, Loretta Thompson and Sharon Johnson of Sand Springs, Rebecca Linker, Shelby Dees and Wanda Sorrels of Russellville, and Gloria Rose of Glendale, Ariz. and three grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 1 p. m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery. Burial will be by Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home of Sand Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Clare, Robert

Robert Clare, formerly of Russellville, died Monday at Sapulpa, Okla.

Plans for the funeral, which will be in Russellville, will be announced later. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/24/86)


Clark, Arnold

Arnold Clark, age 39 years passed away Saturday night, October 2, 1954 at his home in Russellville of a heart attack. He was born in Centerville, Yell County, on August 8, 1915. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark of Centerville. He was a veteran of World War II and a telephone lineman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emmagene McKenzie; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Dorothy Evelyn and Debra; three sons, William, Robert and Tommy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark of Centerville; and two sisters Mrs. Leroy Kinser of Harman, and Mrs. James McKenzie of Richmond, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 14, 1954)


Clark, Betty

Betty Clark, age 75 of Shawnee, OK, formerly of Belleville, died Monday, March 23, 2009 in Shawnee. She was retired from the Shawnee Housing Authority, a member of the New Beginnings Church in Shawnee, and First Christian Church in Meeker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Muriel Veach; stepmother Leota Veach; her daughters, Tami Link, Shelia Ellis; sister, Patsy Lyon; grandson, Ray Lee Zumwalt.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Russell Zumwalt of Tyler, TX; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karrie Davis, Roy and Leanne Condray of Shawnee, William Eugene Davis of Norman; sons-in-law, Brent Link and Jerry Johnson; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday, March 26 at the New Beginnings Church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 1, 2009)


Clark, Betty Ann (Chisem)

Betty Ann (Chisem) Clark of Clarksville, AR, left this earth on Friday, April 2, 2010 to be with family and friends who hac gone before her. She was born June 9, 1938 in Parkin, AR to the late Ruby Mac (Bost) and Richard Edward Chisem. She was a Baptist and a retired CNA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna Adean Chandler and Martha Jean Rojas; her first husband and father of her children, Leon Underwood and husband, Alfred "Dale" Clark.

She leaves behind her three children, daughter Tina and Billy Summit, Sr. of Ola, AR; two sons, Mike and Terisa Underwood of Clarksville, AR and Matthew and Ashley Underwood of Lamar, AR; stepdaughter, Gina Humphreys of West Memphis, AR; two sisters, Ruby and Dick Rugel of Batesville, AR and Ludy and Johnny Parks of Clarksville, AR; two brothers, James and Bea Chisem of Vandale, AR and Richard and Sherry Chisem of Parkin, AR; six grandchildren, Ambrosia and Jonathan Hartwick of Danville, AR, Jeremy O'Neil of London, AR, Christopher Bentley and Laina Underwood both of Dardanelle, AR, Haley Underwood of Donie, TX and Leon Underwood of Lamar, AR; four step-grandchildren, Amy Rook of Conway, AR, Billy Summit, Jr. of Conway, AR, Brian and Ashley Humphreys of West Memphis, AR; four great grandchildren, Trestan Underwood, Thomas Faulk, Tyler Theriot of Danville, AR and Alixander Moore of Dardanelle, AR.

Memorial service was April 10, 2010 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, AR with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Roller-Cox is in charge of arrangements. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 2010)


Clark, Betty Ann (Chisem)

Betty Ann (Chisem) Clark of Clarksville, AR, left this earth on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Memorial service will be 1 p. m., Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville, AR with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Online guestbook WWW.roller-funeralhomes.com See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010)


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