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John O. Corbin, age 60, of Charleston, AR died Thursday, September 3, 1998 at his residence. He was born October 7, 1937 in Yell County, AR to the late Arley Corbin and Lucille Payne. He was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, President of Little Creek Country Club, President of Arkansas State Graders and John Corbin and the The Sundowners Band. He worked for USD A as a Grader.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Corbin of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rollins Hoge of Fort Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Lora Corbin of Charleston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Faye Pool of Danville; four sisters, Billie White and Jo Spears both of Grenada, MS, Thelma Sullivant of Little Rock, AR and Mary Ann Moudy of Danville, AR; four brothers, A. L. Corbin of Fort Smith, AR, Don Corbin of Dardanelle, AR, Jimmy Corbin of Russellville, AR and Bobby Corbin of Danville, AR; and four grandchildren, Miranda and Alex Hoge and Ashley and John W. Corbin.
Funeral service was Saturday at the Charleston United Methodist Church with Rev. Lewis Chess and Dr. Joe Luther officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Charleston. Pallbearers were Nick Ming, Gene Bradley, Jack Newhart, Bernie Gills, Arnie Nelson and Bill Haberer. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 9, 1998)
Maxine Foster Corbin, age 77, of Fort Smith, AR went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 4th, 2006 in Ft. Smith, AR. She was born September 15th, 1928 at Havana, AR to Bill and Grace Foster. She was the widow of her life-long friend and husband of fifty years, A. L. Corbin, for one day.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Kesner and her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sabrina Corbin, all of Ft. Smith, Tour sisters-in-law, Billy White and Jo Spears both of Grenada, MS, Thelma and Billie Sullivant of Alexander, AR and Mary Ann and Phil Moudy of Danville, AR; three brothers-in-law, Don and Joyce Corbin of Dardanelle, AR, Jim Corbin of Russellville, AR and Bob and Claudia Corbin of Danville, AR; four granddaughters and many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, John "Babe" Corbin and Hubert "Pop" Spears. She was a homemaker, a Navy wife, retired business owner and a member of East Side Baptist Church. She grew up in Havana as an only child, developing close relationships with her cousins and many close friends from Yell County. She was a standout basketball player for Havana, where she graduated in 1945 and was Yell County Fair Queen. Upon graduation she moved to Little Rock and worked as a telephone operator. She married A. L. in 1956 and began a life as a Navy wife and mom as they moved to duty stations in Las Vegas, San Diego, Charleston and Gourock, Scotland. During this time they had many Navy friends, maintaining those friendships over the years. Upon Navy retirement they moved their family to Barling where they bought a small grocery store. They turned Corbins Thrifty Cash into a successful business for fifteen years before selling the store and retiring in 1982. In 1983, A. L. and Maxine, started a small medical equipment business out of their home in Barling, this grew into a large medical business with stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. They owned and operated HOME Medical, Inc. in Fort Smith until they retired in 1998. Maxine loved her Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and she lived her life as a testament of her faith. She was a loving wife, mom and "nana".
Funeral service was Monday at 12:30 p. m. at East Side Baptist Church with burial at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Brisco, Jim, Paul and David Martindale, Mike and Steve Foster, Rick, Brad and Mark Breen and Russell Rogers. Honorary were Jay Gasaway, Rollins Hoge, Gary Kuykendall, Lee Moore, Tommy Parker, Jeff Pressley, Dennis Robertson and Dr. Michael Wolfe. Memorials contributions may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 2710 S. Massard, Fort Smith, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)
DANVILLE - Heartsill Hayse Corder, age 69, of Bluffton died Sunday, November 24, 1985, at Yell County Hospital. He was a retired tent and awning maker.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dealy Corder; a son, Alvin Corder of Hot Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Boyd of Dierks and Mrs. Faye Dene Pratt of Hot Springs, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Bluffton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hunt Chapel Cemetery at Rover by Dixon Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
James Talvin Corley, age 56, of Blue Mountain, Arkansas died October 2, 2002 in a Ft. Smith Hospital.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Lola Mae Corley.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Sue Corley of the home; 5 daughters, Caren Presley and Sharon Self of the home, April Morris, Lola West, and Cathy Lemmond of Magazine, AR; 2 sons, Oliver Corley of the home, James Corley of Blue Mountain, AR; parents, Oliver and Lola Corley of Havana, AR; 3 sisters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana, AR, Mary Holly of Rye, AR, Louise Henderson of Danville, AR; 2 brothers, Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville, AR, Gary Corley of Havana, AR; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services were Friday, October 4, 2002 at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial in Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Joseph Wright, Henry Curry, Justin Million, Mike Million, Jerry Morris, Eddie Dean Franklin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 9, 2002)
John Franklin Corley was born April 14, 1936, in Havana, Arkansas. He was the 8th of 9 children born to Claudie and Rosie Gertrude (Lovell) Corley. Frank, as most of us knew him by, left this life on March 11, 2011.
He leaves behind his wife Lois Annabelle (Smith); three children, John F. Corley, Jr. of the home, Terry and her husband, Tom Couch of Enid, Oklahoma, Edna Mae Wait of Springfield, Colorado; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah Mae (Lewis) Spencer, Anna Lorene Robinson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, a grandson, and a few nephews, and many others. Frank grew up in Havana. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1956 as an aircraft mechanic until he retired in 1982. During this time, he met and married Lois on April 14, 1957. To this marriage they had born to them three children, Terry, Edna and John, Jr. After retiring from the Air Force, with their children grown, he and Lois moved back to Arkansas. He started working for the Arkansas Forestry Service and they bought a home in Havana. He retired from the Forestry Service after about 20 years. His heart was starting to give him trouble. In 2003 Frank found out he had cancer. He beat the cancer but not without a fight. His health wasn't great and his desire to get out and visit was gone. His heart and body gave up the fight after a heart attack while fighting pneumonia. Frank was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and great- grandpa. He will be missed but not forgotten. Fond memories will keep his spirit alive in our minds and hearts.
Funeral services were March 14, at Havana First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 16, 2011)
Mrs. Julie Corley was born January 3, 1883 and was married to Burl Corley on December 5, 1909. She went to her reward in Heaven March 23, 1949.
She is survived by her husband, Burl Corley, two brothers; Thomas Walter of Cedar Creek and Omar Waters of California; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra Martin of Missouri and Mrs. J. H. McGugan of Belleville.
She was converted in 1937 and joined the Baptist Church of Havana. Rev. George Findley conducted funeral services at Havana Baptist church and interment was in Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 31, 1949)
Lola Corley, 84 of Belleville died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at her home. She was born January 13, 1925 in Yell County Arkansas to the late Harvey and Claudia Chapel Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Oliver Talvin Corley, daughter Lola Mae Corley, and son James Talvin Corley.
Survivors include sons Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville; Gary Lynn Corley of Havana; daughters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana; Mary Kathleen Holly of Rye; Claudia Louise Henderson of Danville; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services was, August 22, 2009 at Havana Cemetery with Bro. Ed Seay and Bro. Bill Storts officiating. Pallbearers included Ray West, John Canada, Rodney Robinson, Mike Million, Carl Shores and Scotty Dewitt. Honorary Pallbearers included Jonathan Canada, Anthony Brothers, Tim Holley, James, Oliver Corley, Keith and Randy Henderson, David Crum, Mike Cargile, Justin and Austin Corley and Bobby Holley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2009)
Oliver Talvin Corley, age 82, of Belleville died Thursday, September 28, 2004. He was born January 15, 1922 in Blue Mt. Arkansas to the late Jessie and Rosie Lovell Corley. He was a sawmill worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. "He was preceded in death by a son, James Talvin Corley and a daughter, Lola May Corley.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lola Robison Corley; two sons, Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville, Gary Lynn Corley of Havana; three daughters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana, Mary Kathleen Holly of Rye, Claudia Louise Henderson of Danville; twenty-three grandchildren, forty-seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Service was held on Saturday, October 2, 2004, graveside was at Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004)
Annie Laura Cornelius, age 92 of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of McAdoo, TX died Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born January 24, 1908 at Wicks, the daughter of the late William M. and Dora Tidwell Baker. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by, her husband, Leonard Cornelius; a son, Curtis Baker and several sisters.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baker of Dardanelle, AR; three grandsons, Terry, Paul and Claud Baker; four great grandchildren; two great-great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was October 20th at Ard Cemetery by Rev. Floyd Ervin. Burial was by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2000)
Roy Bryan Cornelius, age 59, a restaurant owner and businessman of Russellville, died Saturday at his home. Mr. Cornelius, a native of Scott County, owned the Old South Restaurant and Vess Cola Bottling Company. He was a Mason and a Methodist. He lived at Plainview before moving to Russellville years ago.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Bunch of Russellville, and a brother, Will Cornelius of Houston. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1955)
Dorothy "Dot" M. Cornwell, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born April 30, 1916 in Brewer, ME to the late Merle H. and Ruth Lawrence Spiller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Legion.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gilbert Greene Cornwell Sr. and one sister, Lucille Spiller Sweat. After graduating high school in Bangor, ME, Dot moved to Boston, MA where she worked as a buyer for W. T. Grant's before attending Burroughss Business School of Boston. Upon completion she then worked as office manager for United Shoe and Machine Company. While working for W. T. Grant's she met future husband, Gilbert Cornwell. They moved to Dardanelle in 1946 and started their own retail store, "Cornwell Dress Shop.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert Greene Jr. and Ann Hindsman Cornwell of North Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, Brett Lawrence Cornwell and wife, Diane of College Station, TX, Arden Cornwell of Fayetteville and Amber Cornwell Pinter and husband, Ben of Fayetteville and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Cornwell Pinter, Andrew Hindsman Pinter an Catherine Ann Pinter all of Fayetteville; one sister, Eleanor Spiller Curtis of Zephyrhills, FL; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Cornwell and Roberta Cornwell of Dardanelle, AR and one brother-in-law, Thomas Ray Cornwell Sr. and wife Florene of Prairie Grove.
Services were held Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Milton Growling officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UAMS Cancer Research Center in Little Rock, AR. Arrangements in care of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)
Gilbert Greene Cornwell, Sr. age 91 of Dardanelle, Died Wednesday October 1, 1997 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born January 29, 1906 in Dardanelle, to the late Thomas Rush and Stella Brinson Cornwell.
He was preceded in death by three brothers Lloyd Rush Cornwell, Lamont Brinson Cornwell, Gilroy Scarlett Cornwell and one sister, Reba Cornwell Phillips.
Mr. Cornwell was past president of the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce, past commander of the American Legion, life member of VFW Post 3141, Rotary Club, Dardanelle Board of Industries, Lee Owen Deer Camp, and the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. He was retired from the retail clothing business as owner of Cornwell's Dress Shop in Dardanelle, Arkansas for thirty-five years. Mr. Cornwell was a WWII Army Veteran who entered into the service in September 1942. He served in the European Theatre from January 1944 to September 1945, in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was awarded 4 Bronze Stars, the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, the European African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and 3 Overseas Bars. He was discharged October 27, 1945 at the rank of Sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Spiller Cornwell of the home, one son and Daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Ann Cornwell Jr. of North Little Rock, three grandchildren, Brett Lawrence Cornwell and wife Diane of College Station TX. Amber Cornwell Pinter and husband Ben of Fayetteville, and Arden Cornwell of Fayetteville, three great grandchildren, Ryan Cornwell Pinter, Andrew Hindsman Pinter, and Catherine Ann Pinter all of Fayetteville and one brother Thomas Ray Cornwell Sr. of Prairie Grove and a host of nephews nieces, and many friends.
Services will be 2:00 P. M. Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle, with the Reverend Milton Cowling officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery with military honors. Pall Bearers Military Honors. Honorary Pallbearers Dr. Gene Ring, A. B. Cox, Flip Cowger, J. R. Owen, Joe R. Gray, Jeff Ellis and Dana Merritt. Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9:00 P. M. at the Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 1997)
Gladys McGee Cornwell, age 97, or Conway, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Conway Regional Hospital. She was born August 10, 1913 at Atkins to the late William E. and Mary Alice Clemons McGee. She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas Tech University and her Master's Degree from University of Arkansas where she went on to teach in the Dardanelle and Russellville School Districts for over 30 years and she retired as the Librarian from Dardanelle School District.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lamont Cornwell, Sr.
Survivors include her sons, Lamont Brinson Cornwell, Jr and wife Billie of Benton, David Rush Cornwell and wife Debbie of Conway; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was June 14, 2011 at Brearley Cemetery with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, 118 South Second Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 15, 2011)
Lloyd R. Cornwell, age 38, of Dardanelle and owner of the Cornwell Funeral Home died at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville last night at 11:45 p. m. after an extended illness. Mr. Cornwell was a life-lone resident of Dardanelle. He was county coroner and had been nominated for re-election in Tuesday's primary.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Violet Cornwell; two sons, Sammy Lloyd, Michael Rush and a daughter, Carrol; a sister, Mrs. Reba Phillips; four brothers, Lamont, Gilroy, Gilbert and Ray; and his mother, all of Dardanelle. Funeral arrangements have not been complete. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 12, 1948)
Roberta Blair Cornwell, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of the late Dr. Gilroy Cornwell, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born October 3, 1917 in Delaware, AR to the late Bert E. and Ola Thompson Blair. She was a dental assistance, working with her late husband for 52 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Scarlett Cornwell Stevens; a brother, B. E. Blair and a sister, Ila Ruth Blair.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Cornwell of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Bobby Blair of Rockford, IL; a sister, Susie Baldwin of Exeter, MO; four grandchildren, Jason Cornwell, Rush Cornwell, Ashley Stevens and Blair Stevens.
Services will be today, Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Interment will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Skip Moseley, Pat Stevens, Brinson Cornwell, David Cornwell, Gilbert Cornwell and Thomas Ray Cornwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 14, 2001)
Brian Cortez, infant son of Alex Caballero and Irma Cortez died Friday, November 10, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He is survived by his parents Alex Caballero and Irma Cortez of Danville; two brothers, Jesus Teyuza and Alexis Cortez of Danville.
Graveside service was November 14, 2006 at the. Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2006)
Edrice Cosby, age 79, of Plainview, AR died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born August 4, 1924 in Dardanelle to the late William Henry and Mandy Hutcherson Hill. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Jesus Name Church in Plainview.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman C. Cosby; two brothers, Otha and Cecil Hill and a sister, Mildred Wallace.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Mary Cosby and David and Susie Cosby all of Plainview, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Zane McAnulty of Phoenix City, AL; a sister, Fannie McDonald of Dardanelle, AR and five grandchildren, Bradley and Samantha Cosby, Kristy McAnulty, Dana Jellison and Laura Green.
Funeral service was December 1, 2003 at the Jesus Name Church in Plainview with Rev. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Plainview, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Harold, Henry and Lester Hill, Lynn Tidwell, Zane and Dale McAnulty. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)
Mr. Herman C. Cosby, age 72, of Plainview died Thursday, November 22 at his home in Plainview. He was a native of Jessieville, son of the late Joe and Ebby Mariett Cosby and a veteran of WWII and a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife, Edrice Hill Cosby, two sons; David and Danny Cosby both of Plainview, one daughter; Mary McAnulty of Fort Hood, Texas and five grandchildren.
Services were November 24 at the Plainview Jesus Name Church with Rev. Richard Burkett officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-28-1990)
Man Found Dead In Hotel Room - Daniel Cosgrove, 77, was found dead in his room at the Danville Hotel last Thursday afternoon. A coroner's jury ruled that he had died of natural causes, apparently of a heart attack. He had lived in the hotel since March 1959. He was a former Boonville, MO. Attorney and served as prosecuting attorney of Cooper County, where he was a law partner with his father. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1960)
Colleen Churchman Coshow passed away August 23, 2007 in Tucson, AZ. She was born February 28, 1929 in Havana, AR to Jessie and Hattie Churchman.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, J. C. Churchman; one sister, Dimple Churchman Coshow; and her husband Dean Coshow.
She is survived by her son, Paul Coshow; sister Pauline Churchman Shade; nephews Mark Coshow and Michael Churchman; nieces, Cathy Churchman Lueder, Judy Churchman Linville and Rene Shade Delaney.
Services were private. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2007)
Bill Cossey, 83, of Dardanelle died Monday, May 23, 2005 at his home. I He was born August 11, 1921 in Centerville to Ike and Ethel Underwood Cossey.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Cossey and an infant and a sister, Ruby Cossey.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Cossey of Dardanelle; a stepson, Kenny Urchison of Dardanelle; a stepdaughter, Fonda Hardy of Dardanelle; five sisters, Ruby Johnson of Russellville, Alhema Sunseri of Modesto, CA, Modean Claypool of North Little Rock, Mary Foshee of Russellville and Gertie Burke of Belleville; : eight step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday May 24, 2005 at Faith Church in Dardanelle with military honors by Boyce Woods Post 3141 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial was held in New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 25, 2005)
Jimmy Cossey, age 58, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, June 25, 2001 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born November 5, 1942 in Dardanelle, AR, the son of Bula Kendrick Nunley of Dardanelle, AR and the late Perry Cossey. He was a member of the Faith Church, a painter, known for his inventions and served in the United States Army and Arkansas National Guard.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Cossey.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha England Cossey; his mother, Bula Nunley; three daughters, Tammy Love, Danville, AR, Angela Palmer and Brandi Myers, both of Russellville, AR; a step-daughter, Sherry Growns, Aplin, AR; two brothers, David Cossey and Lonnie Kendrick both of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Betty Talley and Joyce Martin both of Dardanelle, AR; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Monday at Faith Church with the Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Hoyt Crow, James Parker, Charles Grigsby, Bo Garner, Bobby Dowling and Bruce McConnell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 4, 2001)
Lisa Renee Cossey, age 31, a resident of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of London, AR, died Monday, July 28, 1997 at University of Arkansas Medical Center at Little Rock. She was born June 25, 1966 at Russellville, AR to Charles and Gretchen Augusta Harz Cossey. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Michael Thomas Cossey of Dardanelle; a daughter, Tierra Renee Cossey of Dardanelle; her mother, Gretchen Harz Knowles of Dardanelle; her father, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cossey, Sr. of Pottsville; two brothers, David Cossey of London and Charles Cossey, Jr. of Kent, WA; a sister, Charlie Nicole Cossey of Pottsville, AR; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Radis Cossey, Sr. of Dardanelle; grandmother, Lorene Rena Harz of Dardanelle and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral service was August 1, 1997 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. David Torgerson and assisted by Rev. Gideon. Burial was at the East Point Cemetery at Russellville. Casketbearers were Radis Cossey, Jr. Delbert Cossey, Bobby Cossey, Larry Cossey, Randy Cossey and Clarence Haynes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 1997)
Mr. Alva Bertrum Cost, age 82, of Harvey, AR died April 4, 1993 at his residence. He is a retired fanner, son of the late Grover and Mary Sutton Cost.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Bayard Cost and one son Roy Cost of Conway.
Services were Monday at Mulberry Church in Gravelly, AR. Burial was at Parks Cemetery, Gravelly with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers Garry Garner, Loyd Douthit, Twain Willis, Bruce Hunnicutt, Jake Pickens and Frank Ogden. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/4/1993)
Ella Rebecca Cost, age 89 of Gravelly died Sunday, July 20, 2003 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born August 17, 1913 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late John and Martha Nelson Bayiard. She was a homemaker and a mother and a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Cost; four brothers, John, Moses, Sam and Earl Bayiard; and one sister, Lydia Abernathy.
Survivors are one son, Roy Cost of Conway; a grandson, Alan Cost of Conway and three great grandchildren, Brittany, Halee and Jordan, all of Conway.
Services were July 23, 2003 at the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Interment was in Parks Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003)
at her residence in Dardanelle on the evening of the 6th day of June 1891, Mrs. Allie Cotton, wife of our esteemed fellow citizen C. B. Cotton. The deceased was a young matron, the happy mother of two bright children and the wife of a devoted husband. Some years back she had been feeble if not an invalid, but for quite a long time her health has been excellent. She attended the Ft. Smith bridge celebration recently, seemed in the finest of spirits and expressed herself as never having felt better in her life, but she returned home ill, and continued to grow worse until the sad, sad end.
The funeral was held at the Baptist Chruch by the Rev. W. T. Box of Morrilton, according to the Dardanelle Post. Allie Conlee Cotton was buried at Brearley Cemetery, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Jun 1891. )
Charles Leonard Cotton, 79, member of a prominent Dardanelle family, died at his home Friday afternoon. Mr. Cotton was a retired planter, a son of Leonard Ryan and Sarah Jane Hart Cotton. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Willie Tucker Cotton, one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie B. Gibson, of Ft. Smith, one sister, Mrs. Bessie Hunt, of Dardanelle, one grandson, Charles Cotton Gibson, and a number of neices and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at the Cornwell Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, with Rev. O. D. Peters, Pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Omer Standfield, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Thomas Cotton, Thomas Bullock, Charles Hunt, Thomas V. Jones, Bentley Blevins, and Fred Smith. Services were in charge of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 5, 1957)
C. B. Cotton, aged 74 years, 1 month and 16 days, died at his home in Little Rock at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, September 10th, 1922.
The remains were brought to Dardanelle, where the funeral service, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. H. H. Griffin, was held in the Methodist Church at 3:00 Sunday afternoon, interment being in Brearley Cemetery. The death of C. B. Cotton marks the passing of a pioneer citizen, a man who for half a century has been prominent in the affairs of Yell County, and who has contributed much to the betterment and upbuilding of this section of Arkansas. Mr. Cotton was born at Cottontown, Tenn., July 25th, 1848. When a child he moved with his parents to Springfield, Mo., and a few years later, when but 13 years of age, he moved to Dardanelle, making the trip from Springfield to Dardanelle in an ox-drawn wagon. With his brother, W. E. Cotton, deceased, built the first cotton gin ever erected in Yell County. It was located on the old Cotton homestead, six miles southwest of Dardanelle, and the virgin forest was cleared to make a location for it. Its massive timbers were hewn by hand, and its gin stands were propelled by horse power. During his entire life Mr. Cotton has been extensively interested in the growing, ginning and marketing of cotton, and some years ago perfected and patented an original system of ginning which is greatly superior to systems now in use, and which will doubtless some day be in general use throughout the cotton growing South. Until about a year ago, when with his family he moved to Little Rock, Mr. Cotton had been a continuous resident of this city for 60 years. He was a man of progressive ideas and public spirit, and it was always deeply interested in the progress and development of his section. He was active in the construction of the Dardanelle and Ola Railroad, (now the Rock Island) and to this enterprise contributed much active assistance. For the past several months he had been in declining health, but preceding the illness that resulted in his death, was confined to his bed but one week. On February 4, 1879, Mr. Cotton was united in marriage to Miss Allie Conlee, who died in 1891. On December 6th, 1894 he was married to Miss Maggie Limbird, who died January 23rd, 1911. On August 27th, 1911, he was married to Miss Emma Cook, who survives him.
Besides his widow, he is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows; Ray W. Cotton, of Fort Smith; Mrs. R. A. West of Hanford, Calif.; Miss Nina Cotton, of Little Rock; Arthur B. Cotton, of Denver, Colo.; David F. Cotton and Jessie Lee Cotton, of Little Rock. All of his children were at his bedside when the end came. Mr. Cotton is also survived by two brothers, W. E. Cotton, of Phoenix, Ariz., and R. S. Cotton, of Dardanelle, and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Halliburton, of Little Rock, Mrs. Josie Blackwell, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. C. Grace, of Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Cotton had been for many years a member of the Methodist Church, and shortly before the final summons came, stated to those about his bedside that he was prepared and unafraid to go. "Clabe" Cotton was a good man and a valuable citizen, and while his strong will and firm determination to stand for the right as he saw it made him some enemies, likewise these splendid qualities of real manhood made for him many close and lasting friends. He has passed from the activities of men - his personal counsel and guidance will direct us no more - but the good that he did, the works that accomplished, remain as a tribute to his memory and an inspiration to his friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 14, 1922 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)
CARBON CITY Dora Cotton, born in Gravelly, Ark. February 9, 1888, died Sunday, August 7, 1994 at her home in Carbon City, (near Paris) Ark. at the age of 106. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ritcher Cotton, a daughter, Marie and a grandson, George Harold Rogers. Dora, along with her husband Rick were founders of Cotton Dairy. Since 1913 she delighted her customers with fine butter and other dairy products. She was a widely known member of the Short Mountain Community since 1925. She was also a longtime member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Garland Cotton of Paris, Ark.; a daughter, Grace Catherine Rogers, of Paris, Ark.; five grandchildren, Junior Cotton, Judy Culver, James Wilson Rogers, Mary Kathryn Martin and Charles David Rogers; 17 great grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and loving friend, Juanita Kizer under whose care Mrs. Cotton thrived for many years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10,1994, at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Paris, Ark. with burial following at McVay Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, Rev. Tim Prock, pastor will officiate. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/7/1994)
Mrs. Emma Cook Cotton, age 84, died in a Little Rock Hospital Friday, December 13. Mrs. Cotton was a former resident of Dardanelle and a member of the Christian Church, the wife of the late Claybourne Butler Cotton, daughter of the American Revolution, the American Colony, and Arkansas Pioneers. Mrs. Cotton was active in Red Cross work at Dardanelle and taught school for 25 years in Yell County.
Survivors are one daughter Mrs. Robert Boyd of Little Rock, with whom she made her home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Syble Brewer of Ola and Mrs. Edgar McKenzie of Springdale; four brothers, Dr. Ernest Cook of Little Rock, Herman and Lewis Cook of Ola and Oscar Cook of Wing.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Christian church at Little Rock. Graveside services and burial was at the Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 19, 1957)
L. R. Cotton, aged 77, a resident of this city for nearly 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. Bullock, on North Front Street at 1 o'clock this morning after an illness of more than a year.
The funeral service conducted by Rev. S. S. Key, was held in the Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock this afternoon, interment being made in Brearley Cemetery. With his father, the late Jesse H. Cotton, Mr. Cotton came to this County in 1862, since which time he has continuously resided in and near this city. For many years he operated a grist mill, but of late years had not actively engaged in any business. He was a man of sterling worth and ability, possessed of a high sense of honor and a lofty conception of the duty he owed to his fellows. He was held in the highest respect and esteem by all, and though he had long since passed the allotted span of three score years and ten, his death brings genuine sorrow to all who knew him. Mr.
Cotton is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters: T. J. and Charley Cotton, of this city; L. R. Cotton, whose address is unknown; Mrs. R. C. Bullock and Mrs. H. L. Hunt, both of this city; four brothers and three sisters: W. E. Cotton, of Denver, Colo.; W. D. and, R. S. Cotton, of this city; Mrs. D. N. HalliBurton, of Little Rock; Mrs. W. C. Grace, of Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. W. J. Blackwell, of Denver, Colo. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 12, 1920)
Died ... Mrs. Sarah J. Cotton, At the residence of her husband six miles southwest of Dardanelle, on Monday 28th of February, 1881, Mrs. Sarah J., wife of Mr. L. R. Cotton, of pneumonia, aged about 39 years. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Emeline Hart and sister of Dr. J. E. and L. G. Hart of our city.
She leaves a husband and five small children to grieve her loss. The bereaved family have the condolence of many friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: INDEPENDENT ARKANSIAN, 3-4-1881)
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