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Cherry, Francile (Infant)

Francile Cherry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cherry, Moss Creek was born Sunday, August 10, 1947 at 1:10 a.m. and lived two hours. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 14, 1947)


Cherry, Frank

Frank Cherry age 87 of Havana peacefully passed away October 4, 2012, joining his son Randy Cherry in Heaven. He was born July 25, 1925 in Havana, Arkansas to the late Jim & Sadie Brasher Cherry. He was a Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jim & Sadie Cherry, son Randy Cherry, sisters Ada & Drucilla and brother Earl.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ms. Nina; daughters & sons-in-law, Pat & Mike Novinger of Danville, Connie & Jeff Curtis of Havana and Tammy & Ben Hughes of Waverly, KS; grandchildren, Traci Apple and husband Dan; Chris Bottoms and wife Stormy; Katie Shelton; Niki Novinger; Rance Novinger and Sadie Moore; great-grandchildren Dylan & Blake Morgan, Kamryn Apple, Tristin & Kennedy Bottoms, Airastyn Novinger; step-great grandchildren, Daniel & Hannah Apple and Ben D. Hughes; sisters, Lucille & Mildred; brother. Bob and many nieces and nephews, cousin and friends. If you called him Frank, Gobbler, Pop or Daddy chances are he had a story for you. And that is a lasting legacy. The happiness you have given us will last a lifetime. Rest in paradise Daddy.

Funeral service was October 7, 2012 at the Havana First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Smith and Bro John McCourt officiating. Burial was at Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mike Novinger, Jeff Curtis, Ben Hughes, Ranee Novinger, Chris Bottoms, Dan Apple, Dylan Morgan and Blake Morgan. Memorials may be made to Havana First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 216, Havana, AR 72842. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 10, 2012)

Cherry, Gracie Mae

Mrs. Gracie Mae Cherry, age 29, died Friday morning at her home North of Havana. She was a life-lone resident of Yell County, a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Havana and attended school at Havana. She had been bedfast for six years with arthritis.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Cherry one son, Jimmy Glen, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Spivey, all of the home; five sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Pentecostal Church in Havana by Rev. Blankenship, Pastor. Burial was in Havana Cemetery, Cornwell Funeral Home in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 10, 1949)


Cherry, Jimmy Glen Jr.

Jimmy Glen Cherry, Jr., age 40 of Atkins, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008, with his wife, Dana and his daughter, Emelaine, from injuries sustained in the tornado in Atkins. He was born June 16, 1967, in Russellville, was a member of Bible Baptist Church and a 1986 graduate of Atkins High School. He was a production supervisor at J. W. Aluminum.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy Glen, Sr. and Kay Martin Cherry of Atkins; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Brent and Rachel Kizer Sutterfield of Russellville; grandparents, Muriel and Doyle Goodwin of Atkins, and Ima Jean Cherry of Havana; and 2 grandchildren.

The funeral service was held February 8, 2008 at Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Coffman officiating. Burial was held in Havana Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2008)


Cherry, John Emett

John Emett Cherry, of Star City, AR died Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff, AR. He was born January 17, 1917 at Havana, AR to the late John Edward and Sula May Toller Cherry. He was a member of Crigler Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Cherry Hackleton, who died July 27, 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Wyatt Cherry of Star City to whom he married September 28, 1940; two daughters, Sharon Pearson of Benton and Kay Butler Blevins of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was October 2, 1998 at Griffin Funeral Service Chanel with Bro. David Leonard officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery in the Little Garnett Community. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 21, 1998)


Cherry, Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee Cherry, age 92, died at the Yell County Hospital, Sunday August 17, 1958. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He had lived most of his life in Yell County.

Survivors include three daughters Mrs. Rose Jones, Havana, Mrs. Ester Bollinger, Transylvania, La. and Mrs. Agnes Boswell, Visalia, Calif. two sons, Aby Cherry of Oklahoma City, Nim Cherry of Little Rock; a brother Jim Cherry of Havana; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 21, 1958)


Cherry, Junior D.

The year and half old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Cherry, Havana, died Sunday morning December 8th and was buried Sunday evening in the Havana Cemetary. The little boy took sick Saturday night with diphtheria and died Sunday morning.

[editor's correction: burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1940)

Cherry, Randall Wayne "Randy"

Randall "Randy" Wayne Cherry, age 58, of Havana, AR passed away July 30, 2011 after his big heart gave out. Randy was the best son, brother, Dad, Pop, uncle, cousin and friend. He was born November 4, 1952 in Ft. Smith, AR to Frank & Nina Owens Cherry. Randy retired from Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 155.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie & Betty Moore Owens and Jim & Sadie Brasher Cherry.

Survivors include his daughter & son-in-law, Traci & Dan Apple of Belleville; grandchildren, Dylan & Blake Morgan & Kamryn Apple; step-grandchildren Daniel and Hannah Apple all of Belleville; parents, Frank & Nina Cherry of Havana; sisters & brothers-in-law, Pat & Mike Novinger of Danville; Connie & Jeff Curtis of Havana; Tammy & Ben Hughes of Waverly, KS; Randy loved and left behind many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss his big laugh.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Havana First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Smith, Bro. John McCourt and Rev. Bob Caldwell officiating. Burial will be at Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers include Bruce Crowley, Jeremy Rollans, Ernie Longing, Rance Novinger, Steve Chambers and Harold McQueen. Honorary pallbearers include Danny Owens, Danny Barnett, Mark Maughn, Perry Owens, Bill Beatty, Paul Jones, Tommy James, Charles Carpenter, Kermit Brannon, Larry Garner and members of the Plumber & Pipefitters Local Union #155. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 3, 2011)

Cherry, Ray Coy

Ray Coy Cherry, age 86, of Danville died Wednesday evening the V. A. Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Cherry was a native of Havana, son of the late Elmer and Bernice Cherry of Havana, a veteran of World War II and a retired farmer and cattleman.

Survivors include beside his mother, his wife, Mrs. Betty Mclnturf Cherry of the home; one daughter, Miss Kristie Cherry of the home; one brother, Roy Cherry of California; two sisters, Mrs. Dortha Crow of Booneville and Mrs. Imogene Cherry of Havana.

Funeral services were Saturday, September 22 in the Danville Church of Christ with interment in the Moss Creek Cemetery With A. T. Oliver officiating. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on September 26, 1979)

Cherry, Sarah Callie

Mrs. Sarah Callie Cherry, 82, wife of Joe Cherry of Danville, Rt. 1, died at a Benton hospital Wednesday, June 16, 1954. She had lived in Yell county most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are her husband three daughters, Mrs. Rosy Jones of Havana, Mrs. Ethel Ballinger of Lake Providence, La. and Mrs. Agness Bosswell of Vislia, Calif, two sons, Abb Cherry of Oklahoma City and Nim Cherry of Danville; one brother, 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, June 24, 1954)


Cheshier, Agnes Elizabeth

Agnes Elizabeth Cheshier, age 88, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born August 21, 1918 at Ferris, TX to the late M. G. and Willie Myrtle Dabbs Elkins. She was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ, Gum Springs EH Club and active in the Senior Activity Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Joe Cheshier; daughter Joann Cheshier; granddaughter, Hope Cheshier; grandson, Brandon Bledsoe; two sisters and a brother.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret Cheshier of Lakeland, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Terry Sigle of Dardanelle, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Arlene Elkins of Rockwall, TX; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and numerous other family and friends.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 2 PM at Rawlins Cemetery in Lancaster, TX with Mr. Terry Sigle officiating. In addition to flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dardanelle Church of Christ, 209 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 13, 2007)


Chesney, Annie Birdie (Eubank) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Annie Birdie Chesney, aged 79, of Plainview died Saturday. She was the widow of the late George W. Chesney and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Allie Watkins of Plainview and Mrs. Elva Smith of Bluffton; five brothers, Otto Eubank of Texas, Charlie Eubank of Little Rock, Claude Eubank of Dardanelle, Grady Eubank of Benton and Erbie Don Eubank of California; eight sisters, Mrs. Mollie Cullins, Mrs. Rosie Thornburg, Mrs. Maggie Anderson and Mrs. Willie McGhee of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Lucy Nix and Mrs. Trudy Armor of California, Mrs. J.W. Ladd of Plainview and Mrs. Abie Booth of Dardanelle; seven grand-children and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Plainview First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sunlight Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1965)

Chesney, Bertha

Bertha Chesney, age 88, of Russellville, AR, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in Russellville, AR. The daughter of William and Mary Iva Robinson Moore, she was born March 2, 1919 in Yell County, AR. She was an Assistant Inspector for Tyson Foods before retiring. She was a member of the South New Hope Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jewell William "Bud" Chesney; one son, Harold Chesney; one grandson, Billy Harold Chesney; one brother, Leon Moore.

Survivors include one son, Kenith & Jean Chesney of Russellville; two daughters, Gerol & Joe Williams and Carol & Kenneth Morphis all of Dover; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Delon Moore of Atkins; one sister, Ella Romine of Dardanelle.

Funeral was June 9, 2007 at Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Jean Findley Jones officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Allen Wayne Chesney, Jason Morphis, Bob Stewart, Donnie and Robert Moore, Ellis Lunningham. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 13, 2007)


Chesney, Eldora (Jones) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Edora Jones Chesney, 85 of Plainview died in the Yell County Hospital June 28. She was a native of Adona and a Baptist.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Herbert Jones and Mrs. Odell Leach of Plainview; Mrs. John Roberts of Ft. Smith, Mrs. Earl Leach of Watson, Ira Barton and Mrs. Howard W. Doty of Pine Bluff and Mrs. F.S. Watson of Dumas; a brother, Haze Jones of California; a half-brother, Charles Jones of Carlsbad, N. Mex.; two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Ross of Kelso and Mrs. Luke Coates of Kansas City, Mo.; 28 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 30 in the Plainview Baptist Church by the Rev. Jesse Reed and the Rev. Nathaniel Dutton. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery near Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1965)

Chesney, Ervin A.

Ervin A. Chesney, age 43, of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Plainview, died suddenly in his home May 2. He had been employed by Pioneer Oil Co. several years. He was a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church at Golden Acres.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Wayne; two daughters, Jerrie of the home and Mrs. Billie Tucker; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Birdie Chesney of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Killian of Plainview and Mrs. Jeff Smith of Bluffton.

Burial was in Granview Cemetery at Pasadena, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Chesney, Ervin A.

Ervin A. Chesney, age 43, of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Plainview, died suddenly in his home May 2. He had been employed by Pioneer Oil Co. several years. He was a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church at Golden Acres.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Wayne; two daughters, Jerrie of the home and Mrs. Billie Tucker; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Birdie Chesney of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Killian of Plainview and Mrs. Jeff Smith of Bluffton.

Burial was in Granview Cemetery at Pasadena, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Chesney, Joseph R.

Joseph R. Chesney, 82, of Benton Harbour, Mich. died January 22. He was a former resident of Plainview, a retired farmer and a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Allen Chesney of Michigan and Jewell Chesney of Kentucky; eight daughters, Mrs. Jewel Moss of Plainview, Mrs. Opie Gradey, Mrs. Roy Brand, Mrs. Billy Stout, Mrs. Lucille McCuran, Mrs. Jimmy Johnson, and Mrs. Buel Bryant of Michigan and Mrs. Fred Ellison of Texas; 43 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held January 28 with arrangements by Gardner Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan - Feb 1965)

Chesney, Virgil I.

Virgil I. Chesney, 89, died Saturday, August 6, 2005 in Claremore, OK. He was born in Yell County Arkansas to Sam Porter and Rosetta (Reed) Chesney. He married Edith Fern Ames on December 8, 1982 in Tulsa, OK. He was a lifetime member of the Tulsa community. He was a member of the Verdigris Assembly of God. He was a retired electrician for the Sun Oil Co. He loved to fish, hunt, and attend church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Lillian one daughter, Linda one grandson, Michael, and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife Edith of the home one stepson, Nathan Copeland and wife Dawna of Claremore, OK two brothers, Oscar Chesney of Glen wood, AR and Earl Chesney of Tulsa, OK two grandchildren, Johnny Judkins and wife Sharon of Morrilton, AR and Teresa Judkins of Tulsa, OK two step-grandchildren five great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at the Verdigris Assembly of God with the Rev. Don Labrot officiating. Internment followed in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, OK.

Services were entrusted to Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 10, 2005)


Chester, Ben

Ben Chester, age 59, died at Stockton, Calif. last week. He was born and raised at New Bethel and had lived in California for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Campbell Chester; a brother and five sisters.

Burial was at Stockton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 9, 1954)


Chester, Danny Dwane

Danny Dwane Chester, age 32, of Paris died Friday, August 8, 1986.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Chester of Paris, and his grandparents.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church at Paris. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery, in Yell County by White Funeral Service of Paris. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chester, Hattie Mae (Rounsaville)

Mrs. Hattie Mae Chester, 80, Dardanelle, died May 24, at Ola Nursing Home. She was the widow of Z.P. Chester, daughter of the late Joe and Annie George Rounsaville and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include four sons, Z.P. Chester, Jr., Topeka, Kan., C.E. Chester, Alameda, Calif., O.D. Chester, Paris, and Bill Chester, Fayetteville; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Pelt, Dardanelle, and Mrs. Lou Smith, Independence, Mo.; three brothers, Raymond Rounsaville, Sacramento, Calif., Charlie Rounsaville, Dalhart, Texas, and Oscar Rounsaville, Sallisaw, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby King, Ola, and Mrs. Effie Goodson and Mrs. Minnie Bewley, Little Rock; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

One son, Joe Chester, preceded her in death in December, 1977.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Plainview Baptist Church by Rev. Tony Berry. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Hays Breashears, Wesley Saunders, Hays Bridges, Clarence Harp, Garland Pelt and J.D. Pelt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 31, 1978)

Chester, Hattie Mae Rounsaville

Mrs. Hattie Mae Chester, 80, Dardanelle, died May 24, at Ola Nursing Home. She was the widow of Z. P. Chester, daughter of the late Joe and Annie George Rounsaville and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include four sons, Z. P. Chester, Jr. Topeka, Kan. C. E. Chester, Alameda, Calif. O. D. Chester, Paris, and Bill Chester, Fayetteville; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Pelt, Dardanelle, and Mrs. Lou Smith, Independence, Mo.; three brothers, Raymond Rounsaville, Sacramento, Calif., Charlie Rounsaville, Dalhart, Texas, and Oscar Rounsaville, Sallisaw, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby King, Ola, and Mrs. Effie Goodson and Mrs. Minnie Bewley, Little Rock; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

One son, Joe Chester, preceded her in death in December, 1977.

Funeral was at 2 p. m. Friday at Plainview Baptist Church by Rev. Tony Berry. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Hays Breashears, Wesley Saunders, Hays Bridges, Clarence Harp, Garland Pelt and J. D. Pelt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Dardanelle, Arkansas Post-Dispatch, 5/31/1978)


Chester, P. C. (Mrs.)

Mrs. P. C. Chester, 56, died at her honme at Barger, Tex. Sunday, November 4. She was formerly of Plainview and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Albright. She is survived, in addition to her husband by one sister, Mrs. Velma Harris, of Texas; and three brothers, E. H. and Fred Albright of Texas and J. H. Albright of Pine Bluff. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov. 15, 1951)

Chester, William A.

William A. Chester, 85, died unexpectedly in his home at Kingston, Thursday, April 9. He was a retired business man and member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Chester was a native of Mississippi.

Surviving relatives include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Therest Plarigan, Oklahoma City; three sons, Tommy Chester of Missouri, Hodge and Alva Chester of California.

Funeral services were conducted near Plainview by Rev. Bernie Stahl of Belleville. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 25, 1951)


Cheyne, E. H. (Mrs.)

Mrs. E. H. Cheyne, 90, died Thursday following a long illness. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was a past matron of the Eastern Star at Danville.

Survivors include one son, E. H. Cheyne Jr., of Ft. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Anson Gregory and Mrs. Floy Lewis of Fort Smith; two sisters, Mrs. I. H. Medenwald and Mrs. Jim McManus of Little Rock; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 17, 1961)

Cheyne, Edward H.

E.H. CHEYNE, FORMER CONWAY RESIDENT, DIES AT DANVILLE Russellville, Apr 21--Edward H. Cheyne, age 78, of Danville, former state representative from Yell Co., died in a Danville hospital Saturday. He was a Mason, teacher of the Men's Bible Class at the Methodist Church and former clerk and tax collector.

Survivors include his wife; a son, E.H. Cheyne, Jr., of Ft. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Odell Lewis and Miss Lois Cheyne of Danville; a sister, Mrs. R.F. Rainey of Russellville.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church by Rev. Raymond A. Dorman this afternoon. The Cheyne family lived in Conway several years in the early 30s. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Log Cabin Democrat, 4-21-1947)


Childers, Oliver E.

Oliver E. Childers was born in Ripley, Miss. February 27, 1877 and died November 13, 1950 in Texas. He spent most of his life around Gilkey, Plainview and Ola and then moved to Houston, Texas where his daughter and husband lived.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dora Childers, one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Moran, one grandson, R. L. Moran Jr., all of Houston, Texas and several nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 23, 1950)


Childers, Thelma Mae Curry

Thelma Mae Curry Childers, age 89, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Millard Smith and Minnie Lee Dunston Curry and a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laxie Childers; a son, Curtis Childers; a brother, M. L. Curry and a sister, Bertha Clemons.

Survivors include, three sons, Jack Childers of Corning, Pete Childers of Phoenix and Don Childers of Enid, OK; five daughters, Lynn Childers of Charleston, SC, Janet Romano and Sherry Childers of Salt Lake City, UT, Laura Monson of Berkeley, CA and Joy Childers of Bend, OR; four sisters, Georgia Bolen of McDougal, Mariam Luter of Corning, Lela Cox of St. Louis and Leona Parrish of Detroit; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at Dardanelle Funeral Home Chapel by Jack Lawyer. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 14, 2000)


Childers, William H.

William H. Childers, age 94, of Marked Tree, father of Ellen Brock of Dardanelle, died Saturday, March 15, 1985.

Survivors also include two sons, three other daughters, 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial were today. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Childress, William Allen

William Allen Childress was born February 27, 1873 in Mississippi and moved to Yell County in 1880 and to Belleville 1899 where he lived until his death January 6, 1955. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Honorary member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his widow, the former Alice Suggs, seven sons, Herbert of Haskell, Okla, Guy, Dallas, TX, Edwin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Henry, Belleville, John, San Bernardino, Calif. Neil, Detroit, Mich, and Warren A. Benton; one daughter, Mrs. G. H. Reilly, Hayward, Calif 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 13, 1955)


Chisem, Richard Edward

Richard Edward Chisem, age 71, of Parkin, father of Mrs. Betty Ann Underwood of Belleville, died Monday, October 7, 1985.

Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Chisem; two sons, four other daughters, three brothers, a sister, 31 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were today at Parkin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Chism, Donald Ray

DANVILLE -- Donald Ray Chism, 47, of Ola died Sunday, January 15, 2006, at Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs. Born April 5, 1958, in Russellville, he was the son of the late Ray Dean and Wilma Jean Fisher Chism. He was a graduate of Ola High School and a retired employee of Tyson Foods.

Survivors include a sister, Sharon Perisho of Hot Springs; a nephew, Neil Taylor of Plainview; nieces, Jennifer Taylor of Chicago, Ill., and Jamie Perisho of Hot Springs; and great- niece, Rylie Perisho.

Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at Mount George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 18, 2006)

Chism, Jess

RUSSELLVILLE - Jess B. Chism, 91, Danville, died March 10 in St. Mary's Hospital, Russellville. Chism was a native of Pope County, son of the late John and Sarah Freeman Chism and a retired timberman.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Hill Chism; three sons, Lee Chism, Danville, Ray Chism, Ola, and Bill Chism, Hallsville, Texas; four daughters, Lillie Francis, Rison, Anna Holt, Mount George, Grace Rollans, San Antonio, Texas, and Rose Stevenson, Wisconsin; one brother, H.B. Chism, Rison; 168 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Graveside services were March 12 in the Macadoina Cemetery, near Danville, with the Rev. Trusty officiating. Services were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 17, 1982)

Chism, Laura Albina (Hill)

Laura Albina Hill Chism, 98, of Danville died Monday, January 11, at her home. She was a mother, homemaker and member of the Nazarene Church in Danville. She was the widow of Jess Chisum and the daughter of the late Franklin and Mae Jones Hill.

Survivors include three sons, Tommie "Lee" Chism of Danville, Ray Chism of Ola and Bill Chism of Hallsville, Texas; four daughters, Lallie Frances of Risson, Annie Holt of Danville and Grace Rollins of San Antonio, Texas and Rose Stevenson of Belloit, Wis.; 52 grandchildren and 175 great and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday at Nazarene Church in Danville with the Rev. Charles May officiating. Burial was in Macadonia Cemetery near Danville by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. Pallbearers were grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 20, 1993)

Chism, Nola Ann

Nola Ann Chism died June 27, 2000 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She has resided in the Longview and Hallsville area with her husband, Bill for the last 30 years. She retired from the Hallsville Independent School District in 1992. She grew up in Logansport, LA and attended college at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches. She taught school for over 30 years in western Louisiana and east Texas. She will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving wife and mother.

She is survived by, her husband, Bill; three children, Robert, Jessie and Julieann; two granddaughters, Kelly and Holly; her mother, Marie Horn; sisters, Margot Serdahl and Judy Garland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nolan Horn and a sister, Juanita Horn.

Service was June 30 at the LaGrone Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Langham, Rev. Dennis Serdahl and Margot Serdahl officiating. Burial was in LaGrone Chapel Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 12850 Spurling Dr. Suite 220, Dallas, TX 75230. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 12, 2000)


Chism, Ray Dean

Ray Dean Chism, age 76, of Ola, AR died Sunday, December 28, 2003 at his home in Ola, AR. He was born January 29, 1927 in Bailey Branch, Yell County, AR to the late Jess and Laura Hill Chism. He was a poultry grower for Tyson and a member of the Plainview VFW.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Chism.

He is survived by a son, Don Chism of Ola, AR; a daughter, Sharon Perisho of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Lee Chism of Danville, AR and Bill Chism of Texas; four sisters, Lallie Francis of Rison, AR, Annie Holt of Centerville, AR, Grace Rollans of San Antonio, TX, Rose Stevenson of Beloit, WI; three grandchildren, Neil Taylor of Plainview, AR, Jennifer Taylor of Chicago, IL and Jamie Perisho of Hot Springs, AR and one great-grandchild, Rylie Perisho of Hot Springs.

Service will be Tuesday, December 30, at 2 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Chris George officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be Lawayne, John Ed and Tommy Holt, Tommy, Jerry, Billy, Kerry and Bobby Chism. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 31, 2003)


Chism, Tommie Lee

Tommie Lee Chism, age 81 of Danville, died Monday, October 2, 2006 at Pink Bug Nursing Home in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was born in Bailey Branch on October 24, 1924 to Jess Buchanan and Laura Alvina Hill Chism. He was a retired Army veteran and a member of the Plainview V. F. W.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie "Nell" Chism, and a brother, Ray Chism.

Survivors include six sons, Tommie Allen Chism, Chattanooga, TN; Jerry Lee Chism, Radcliff, KY; Bill Ray Chism, Siloam Springs; Bobby John Chism, West Fork; Kerry Dale Chism, Mt. Home; and Jessie Karl Chism, New Market, MI; a daughter, Linda Gail Bodin, Hackett; sisters, Lallie Francis, Rison; Annie Holt, Mt. George; Grace Rollins, San Antonio, TX; Rosie Stevenson, Beloit, WI; brother, Bill Chism, Hallsville, TX; sisters-in-law, Martha Mae Crites, Plainview; Wilma Inman, Charleston; 22 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were Friday at Cornwell Chapel with Brother Bob Chism officiating. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Reese Chism, Amos Chism, Jarred Bodin, Austin Chism, Wayne Hold, and John Edwin Holt. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 11, 2006)


Chism, Virgie "Nell"

Virgie "Nell" Chism, age 72 of Danville, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in Plainview, AR on November 7, 1931, daughter of the late, Marion and Maude Luker Cole. She was a mother and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Tommie Lee Chism; six sons, Tommie Allen Chism of Chattanooga, TN, Jerry Lee Chism of Radcliff, KY, Billy Ray Chism of Siloam Springs, AR, Bobby John Chism of West Fork, AR, Kerry Dale Chism of Mountain Home, AR, Jessie Karl Chism of New Market, MD; a daughter, Linda Gail Bodin of Hackett, AR; two sisters, Wilman Inman of Charleston, AR and Martha Mae Crites of Plainview, AR; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 27, 2004 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Brother Bobby Chism officiating. Burial was held in Macedonia Cemetery in Danville. Pallbearers were Reese Chism, Amos Chism, Jarred Bodin, Jeff Crites, Leo Holstein and Greg Pendelton. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 01, 2004)


Chism, Wilma Fisher

Mrs. Wilma Fisher Chism, age 64, of Ola, died Wednesday July 14, 1993 at St. Marys Hospital in Russellville. Mrs. Chism was born June 7, 1929 in Rover, AR. She was the daughter of the late Richard Fisher and the late Rose Ethel Luker Chism. She was a housewife and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Chism of Ola; one son, Don Chism of Ola; one daughter, Sharon Perisho of Hot Springs; one sister, Jane Eden of Plainview and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday at the Macadonia Cemetery near Danville, with Brother Chris George officiating. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Mike Eden, Roy Allen Eden, Mike Holt, Bobby Chism, Neil Taylor and Ron Perisho. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7-21-1993)


Chisum, William

William Chisum, age 65, of Eufaula died Thursday, January 6, 2000 at a Tulsa Hospital. He was born March 14, 1934 at Danville, AR, the son of William and Anna Mae (Rupe Chisum. He married the former Sharlene Barker in February 1955 in Clayton, NM. He started his career working in a dairy. He and Sharlene moved to Colorado Springs where he worked for Scotland Pride Dairy. When the company started building dairy stores and then convenience stores, he was in the retail business, setting up and supervising the stores which were called Scottie Stops. They continued building the stores in Denver, until Southland (7-11) purchased them. Later he built and operated convenience stores in Salina and Wichita, KS. He sold his shares to the partners and returned to Denver, then purchased and operated a supermarket in Wheat Ridge, Co from 1970 to 1980. He was on the board of directors for Associated Grocers for eight ears. He had worked long and hard for many years and retired at the age of 46. He and his father-in-law built their home on the lake. He retired in 1980 and came to Lake Eufaula in 1984. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and building. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of the Checotah Christian Church and a Charter Member of the Wheat Ridge Lions club.

Survivors include his wife, Sharlene of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Les and Patricia Chisum of Denver, CO; a sister, Sarah Bull of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Faith and William Chisum of Denver, CO. Also many friends, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Teri Chisum and a brother, George Chisum.

Funeral service was held January 10th in the Kelley Memorial Chapel of Black's Funeral Home with Pastor Milton Jones officiating. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, CO. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 23, 2000)


Chitwood, Nancy Wave Harris

Mrs. Nancy Wave Harris Chitwood, 84, of Little Rock, AR died Thursday, February 6, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was a retired teacher and guidance counselor, serving in Plainview, Lake Village and Little Rock schools. She was a past president of Arkansas Women Deans and Counselors, held various state and local offices in Delta Kappa Gamma professional society, and was active in local charitable and cultural organizations. A Methodist, she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the UMW. She was born February 11, 1912, in Rover, AR. Following the death of her mother, she lived in Amarillo, TX and Roswell, NM. After employment with Farmer's Home Administration, and later teaching, she received her Master's in Counseling from the University of Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Carolyn Chitwood Webb and her husband, R. B. Chitwood.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Linda Chitwood of Russellville; a brother, Lathelle Harris of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Mrs. Maxine Countz of Ola, AR; three grandchildren, Bob Webb of West Plains, MO and Carolyn and Countney Chitwood of Russellville; two great-grandchildren. Mrs. LeeAnna Kinder and Robert Webb of West Plains, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chapel service was Monday at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, Little Rock. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 12, 1997)


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