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Cobbler, Nola Winona

Mrs. Nola Winona Cobbler, aged 47, of Tulsa, Okla., died July 20 at the St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mary Virginia Sisson of Holdenville, Okla., three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Hood and Mrs. Minnie MacWilliams of Little Rock, and Mrs. Lydia Moore of Holdenville, Okla.

Services were at Upper Spring Creek with Bob Rackley officiating at 2:30 Saturday, with arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1964)

Cochran, Kenneth Edward

Kenneth Edward Cochran, age 76, of Dardanelle died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born July 2, 1937 in Arkansas to the late Gilbert and Virgie Cathy Cochran.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Mae Cochran of Dardanelle; one daughter, Leslie Cochran of Atlanta, GA; one son, Cody Cochran of Danville; one granddaughter, Jaclyn Cochran of Tulare, California.

Cremation 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 Oct 23, 2013)

Cochran, Virgie Cathey

Mrs. Virgie Cathey Cochran, age 76 of Danville, died Sunday, September 1, 1991 at the University Hospital in Little Rock. She was a native of Rover, AR, daughter of the late Thomas and Carley Greene Cathey. She was a housewife and mother.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Laura Cochran of Tipton, CA; two brothers, Willious and Thomas Cathey both of Ola; two sisters, Pauline Pelt of Dardanelle and Lee Tyler of Hollis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Plainview with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/1/1991)


Cochran, Virgie Cathey (Memory Card)

IN MEMORY OF Virgie Cathey Cochran

BORN December 6, 1914, Rover, Arkansas

FOUND ETERNAL REST September 1, 1991, Little Rock, Arkansas

SERVICES September 3, 1991 AT 2:00 P. M., New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Plainview, Arkansas

OFFICIATING Rev. Frank Williams

FINAL RESTING PLACE New Bethel Cemetery

SURVIVORS A Son and Daughter-In-Law, two Brothers, two Sisters, two Grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CORNWELL FUNERAL HOME, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/1/1991)


Cockburn, Leonard Bruce

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Lenard Bruce Cockburn of Springfield, who died August 12 of a heart attack at age 80. He was born September 4, 1925, in Nola, Ark., to Charley and Beulah Oller Cockburn. He married Flindy Hunt on December 25, 1951, in Waldron, Ark. He owned Lenard Cockburn Trucking for five years and was a truck delivery driver for Weyerhaeuser Co. for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tom of Bend and Chuck of Sunriver; two daughters, Lenette Bultene of Salem and M.L. Morgan of Pryor, Ark.; a sister, Corrine White of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Roy of Harvey, Ark., C.L. of Mesa, Ariz., and Winston of Little Rock, Ark.; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A reception will follow the funeral at Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Register Guard Newspaper, Springfield, Oregon, Obituary was published on August 14, 2006)

Cockburn, Richard Landon "Richie"

Richard Landon "Richie" Cockburn, age 38, of Ft. Smith, AR died Sunday, October 13, 2002 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was the manager of a meat market and a member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his companion, Brandy Diez of Ft. Smith, AR; parents, C. L. and Patsy Cockburn of Mena, AR; a sister, Terri Keith of Melbourne, FL; a brother, Kyle Cockburn of Medicine Park, OK; a niece and 9 nephews.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 16, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, Waldron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 16, 2002)


Cockburn, Roy Lynn

Roy Lynn Cockburn, age 80, of Harvey, AR died Monday, April 16, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR of stomach cancer. He was born January 20, 1927 in Gravelly, AR, Yell County, to Charley Quinton and Beulah Cockburn. He worked as a timber contractor at Forrester for Dierks Lumber Company until their mill closed in 1952, and Weyerhaeuser in Springfield, OR. He spent most of his life as a private timber contractor and his retirement years selling fruit and vegetables in Scott and Yell Counties in Arkansas and bordering counties in Oklahoma. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the many people he met and talked about their friendship. He liked to fish for perch and catfish and take drives down roads in the National Forest.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley Quinton Cockburn and Beulah Oiler Cockburn; a brother, Leonard Cockburn; a sister Louise Maxey; a son Glenn Ray Cockburn and two nephews, Bobby Maxey and Richie Cockburn.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda and Bobby Mills of Dardanelle, AR and Trisha Sikes of Danville, AR; two brothers, C. L. Cockburn of Mena, AR and Winston Cockburn of Little Rock, AR; a sister Corene White of Tulsa, OK and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service was April 19 at Cedar Creek Cemetery at Cedar Creek, AR. Pallbearers were M. L. Morgan, Kyle Cockburn, Billy Maxey, Mike Qualls, David Williams and Robert Blankenship. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 25, 2007)


Cockman, William "Bill"

William "Bill" Cockman, born September 4, 1868 and died at his home at Mt. Valley, Ark. May 14, 1951. He was married to Miss Mattie Ladd and to this union nine children were born of which eight survive.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Cockman, Mt. Valley; four sons, Willie, Lodi, Calif. Johnnie, Cutler, Calif. Dewey and George, Mt Valley; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bankston, Port Hueneme, Calif, Mrs. Ettie Nichols, Orosi, Calif. Mrs. Iva Herron, Mt. Valley, Mrs. Hattie Neuhart, Ola. Twenty-five grand children and seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Linda Douthit, Pheonix, Ariz. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, May 24, 1951)


Codding, Richard "Dick"

Richard "Dick" Codding, age 76, of Belleville died Sunday, May 26, 2002 at his home in Belleville. Mr. Codding was born April 27, 1926 in California to the late Robert Bruce and Grace Fuller Codding. He was a retired x-ray technician, a Navy Veteran, 32 degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, NRA and the Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Scharlene Bean Codding and a grandson, Bobby Weber.

Survivors are two sons, Richard Codding, Jr. of Gulfport, Mississippi, Mike Codding of Anaheim, California; two daughters, Cathy Gillespie of Southhaven, Mississippi, Jeanette Ostrand of Horn Lake, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

Memorial services were held in Southhaven Mississippi. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 5, 2002)


Coffee, Vinia Kuhn

Mrs. Vinia Kuhn Coffee, age 64, North Little Rock, died in a Little Rock hospital last Friday. She was a member of the Levy Church of Christ. Formerly of Yell County, she had made her home in North Little Rock for the past 10 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Melba Craft of North Little Rock and Mrs. Marlie Carte of Costa Mesa, Calif; her mother, Mrs. Mary Kuhn of Newellton, La. two sisters, Mrs. Pollie Blankenship and Mrs. Clyde Goodman both of Newellton, La.; a brother, Claude Masscy of Danville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, September 29, 1960)


Coffer, Johnny

Johnny Coffer, age 34, was killed when a tractor he was riding was hit by a car at Gobbler, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, five children, his mother, one brother and one sister. He was formerly from Danville and was a cousin to Mrs. Joe Ward. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 15, 1952)


Coffey, Edward L.

Edward L. Coffey, age 78, of Camarillo, (California) died Sunday December 12, 1999. He was born February 1, 1921, in Yell County Arkansas, the son of Seth and Cleo Coffey. He was raised on a farm and was mobilized with the Arkansas National Guard during WWII, following graduation from Dardanelle High School. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army and after retirement, worked 24 years with TI Corp. He was devoted to his family and served in various capacities in the churches he attended. He eventually became an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by John H. Coffey son; Jack Coffey brother; Lavada Benefield sister; and George Coffey brother.

He is survived by Jewel (Judy) Coffey his spouse for 55 years; Edward L. Coffey Jr., son, of Huntsville Texas; Adaline McCurdy, sister, of Dardanelle Ark.; Mae Jones, sister, of Burlington Okla.; Betty Jean Scott, sister, of Dardanelle Ark.; Polly Merritt, sister, of Dardanelle Ark; Jim Coffey, brother, of Dardanelle Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday December 15 1999 at the Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Chapel of the Islands. Burial will follow with Pastor James Hermeling from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Camarillo, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Ventura County Star Newspaper, Ventura, California, Obituary was published on Dec 15, 1999)

Coffey, Ema Lea (Wells)

Ema Lea Coffey, age 79, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1932 in the Dardanelle Bottoms to the late Wallace and Kathleen Wells. She was a LPN at the Dardanelle Hospital for 44 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wallace Ray Wells; a granddaughter, Tarin Underwood and a brother-in-law, J.D. Parker.

Survivors include her children, Harold Lee Underwood of Wing, James Allen Underwood of Nevada, Terry Lynn Underwood of Dardanelle, Vicki George of Dardanelle; one sister, Frances Parker of Delaware; three grandchildren, Greg and Jennifer Judkins, Nick George and fiancee Taylor Freeman, Zach Underwood; one great granddaughter, Addison Brooks Judkins; numerous family and friends.

Funeral service was April 21, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rick Balentine and Stacey Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers: Larry Emberson, Kenneth Wells, Ronnie Wells, Joe Crites, Wendell Lynch, Chris Manns. Honorary Pallbearers: Drs. Nurses and Staff of Dardanelle Hospital and River Valley Medical Clinic. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 25, 2012)

Coffey, Gerald Lemoyne

Gerald Lemoyne Coffey, age 89, of Dardanelle, Arkansas died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Brookridge Cove Nursing Home in Morrilton. He was born October 17, 1922, at Dardanelle to the late George Lester and Era Jones Coffey. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran and Prisoner Of War in WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bright Star Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3141, Boyce Woods in Dardanelle, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Charter Member of the Yell County Mounted Patrol and Manager of the Port of Dardanelle for 18 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Sue Perkins, Freda Emberson and one brother, Bill Coffey.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Margie Coffey of Dardanelle; one son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Pamela Coffey of Dardanelle; sister-in-law; Sharon Coffey of Russellville; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the chapel. Honorary Pallbearers are Members of VFW Post 3141 Boyce Woods and Bright Star Masonic Lodge. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 7, 2012)

Coffey, Margie Lee (Lynch)

Margie Lee Coffey, age 84 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Brookridge Cove Nursing Center in Morrilton. She was born December 2, 1927 in Seminole. OK to the late Delmer Z. and Audie Oxford Lynch.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald Lemoyne Coffey; and a brother, Lawrence Lynch.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Pamela Coffey of Dardanelle; four grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were the Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141 Women's Auxiliary. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 20, 2012)

Coffey, Myrtle (Jackson)

Myrtle Jackson Coffey was born January 22, 1915 in Harkey Valley to the late Pete and Cora Collins Jackson. She was a member of the Chickalah Church of Christ and a member of the Independent Order of Foresters Razorback Court Little Rock 1681.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John A ("Jack") Coffey; three brothers, Sidney, George, and Herman Jackson; one sister, Leona Rowland.

Survivors include two sons, John A. Coffey and Connie Udell of Newbury Park, CA, Danny Coffey and wife, Kathy of Atascadero, CA; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, David Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Thursday, December 30, 2010 at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 5, 2011)

Coffey, Rena Barness Hicks

Rena Barness Hicks Coffey, age 85, of Dardanelle, died at the Dardanelle Hospital on June 25, 2006. She was born December 31, 1920 in Dardanelle she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Virgie Turner Hicks.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George Coffey; a daughter, Joy McVey; a son, Dale Coffey; two brothers, Bill Hicks, Jim Hicks and a sister, Edith Cossey.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George "Toby" Coffey Jr. and Phyllis Coffey of Dardanelle; daughter and son-in-law, Frank and Mary Hicks of Atkins; sisters, Mildred Sevic of Wyatt, MO, Ruby Neeley of Ola, Mary Sue Person of Dardanelle; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Jeff Henderson and Rev. Wylie Jones officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers: Billy Hicks, Brent Christy, Jesse Hopkins, Mike Hopkins, Terry Christy and David Farsnworth. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 28, 2006)


Coffey, Robert

Robert Coffey, age 76 of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, September 1, 2001 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born June 20, 1925 in Checotah, OK to the late Raymond and Vida Riggs Nunley. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Troy; two sons, Will Troy and Lester Troy and three brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Julian and Marvin Troy both of Dardanelle, AR and Jimmy Troy of Kennard, TX; one daughter, Laurie Butler of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Center Nunley of Conroe, TX and Lloyd Nunley of Ft. Gibson, OK; two sisters, Rennie Reeve of Delaware, AR and Marvaul Campbell of Checotah, OK; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was September 4, 2001 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Dardanelle by Rev. C. R. Young. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 5, 2001)


Coffey, William Eugene "Bill"

William "Bill" Coffey age 77 of Russellville died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his home. He was born March 19, 1934 at Dardanelle to the late Geo Lester and Lea Viola Jones Coffey. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Roger-Rye VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Sue Perkins and Freda Emberson.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Coffey of Russellville; two daughters, Vicki George of Dardanelle, Karen Kaplan and husband Lou of California; two stepsons, Steve Scalco and wife Shirley of London, Robert Scalco and wife Michelle of Russellville; one brother, Lemoyne Coffey and wife Margie of Dardanelle; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was October 14, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers: Greg Judkins, Nick George, Michael, Chris and Ryan Scalco. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 19, 2011)

Coffman, Betty Joy Mills

Betty Joy Mills Coffman, age 59, of Danville, AR. died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. A daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Nora Lee Clinger Mills, she was born July 31, 1939, at Mount George, AR. (Yell County). She was a member of the Mount George Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Mills.

Survivors include her husband, Glen Coffman; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray Robinson and Nona Grigsby of, Mount George; two brothers, Herbert Wayne Mills and John Mills, both of Mount George; two sisters, Mozelle Gist of Mount George and Modean Vinson of Centerville, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service was March 4, 1999 at the Mount George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Burial was in Dacus Cemetery at Mount George by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Gerald Titsworth, Sonny George, Ralph Lytle, David May, Lowell Reece and Jim Miller. Honorary Dr. J. O. Pennington and Thurman Loyd. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 1999)


Coffman, Peggy (George) Black

Peggy George Black Coffman, age 75, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 30th 2013. Peggy was born on November 23rd 1937 in Russellville, Arkansas, to Robert (Jack) and Johnnie George.

She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Lynn Black; sister Asilee George; brothers Franklin and bobby Jack George.

Peggy is survived by sisters Carolyn Cook of Bernice, Louisiana; June McReynolds and Judy Emery of Ola, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews cousins and friends. Peggy had many trials and tribulations in her life, but she always found strength and inspiration in her God. Peggy wrote many poems during her life and even had a book of poems published. Peggy was a switchboard operator for Yell County Telephone for 5 years, a salesclerk at a department store in Illinois, a personal care aid for Area Agency on Aging, babysitter, Sunday school teacher and was president of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Ivy Heights Church of God in Wood River, Illinois. Peggy was loved by many for her religious outlook, sense of humor, sassy attitude and fashion sense.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Mt. George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Burial will be at Mt. George Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will include her family at Legacy Heights. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Coffman, Peggy (George) Black

Peggy George Black Coffman, age 75, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 30th 2013. Peggy was born on November 23rd 1937 in Russellville, Arkansas, to Robert (Jack) and Johnnie George.

She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Lynn Black; sister Asilee George; brothers Franklin and bobby Jack George.

Peggy is survived by sisters Carolyn Cook of Bernice, Louisiana; June McReynolds and Judy Emery of Ola, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews cousins and friends. Peggy had many trials and tribulations in her life, but she always found strength and inspiration in her God. Peggy wrote many poems during her life and even had a book of poems published. Peggy was a switchboard operator for Yell County Telephone for 5 years, a salesclerk at a department store in Illinois, a personal care aid for Area Agency on Aging, babysitter, Sunday school teacher and was president of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Ivy Heights Church of God in Wood River, Illinois. Peggy was loved by many for her religious outlook, sense of humor, sassy attitude and fashion sense.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Mt. George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Burial will be at Mt. George Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will include her family at Legacy Heights. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Coffman, Wilma Fay

Wilma Fay Coffman, age 67, of Russellville died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Arkansas Heart Hospital.

Graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 4, 2012 at Petillo Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online condolences and guest book at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 2, 2012)

Coger, Molly Ellen

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 17 for Mrs. Molly Ellen Coger, who died at the home of a daughter in Springfield, Mo., after an illness of a few weeks.

Services were conducted at Colbaugh, near Hindsv ille. with Rev. J.M. Bandeem, Presbyterian minister of Hindsville officiating. Mrs.

Coger is survived by the following children: Mrs. Inez Hinds and Mrs. Grace Coger of Springfield; Mrs. Cuba Morris of Scranton. Iowa; Mrs. Allen Presley of Huntsville; Mrs. Hilda Faust of Springdale; Max Coger, owner of the Coger Drug Store here; Ivan Coger of Maywood, Calif.; and Clair Coger of Hindsville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1939)

Cogill, Leslie Jean (Cofield)

Leslie Jean Cogill, age 45, of Dardanelle died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born August 29, 1968 at Houston, Texas to Donald Ray Cofield Sr and Patsy Keith. She loved to watch movies, travel and go on motorcycle rides.

Survivors include her mother, Pat Cofield of Russellville; father and step mother, Donnie and Ellen Cofield of Missouri; three sons, Zach Dominguez of Russellville, Josh Dominguez of Texas, Curtis Cogill of Nebraska; one daughter, Cassie Dominguez of Georgia; four sisters, Donna Pflughaupt and husband Wayne of Texas, Lori Randle and husband Thomas of Dardanelle, Whitney Phillips and husband Trevor of U.K., Kathy Lewis and husband Brad of Oklahoma; three brothers, Patrick Cofield and wife Tammy of Texas, Junior Cofield of Missouri, Gerald Cofield and wife Crystal of Missouri; grandchildren, Zachary Taylor Dominguez Jr, Annia Lily Dominguez both of Russellville, Kiyah Jean Dominguez, Madalee Jade Gress both of Georgia, Liam Dominguez, Emerson Dominguez both of Texas; twenty one nieces and nephews; twenty eight great nieces and nephews.

Cremation 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 Oct 23, 2013)

Coker, Connie Vince

Mr. Connie Vince Coker, born August 7, 1920, at Plainview, to Henry and Cora Davis Coker, died at his Dardanelle home, February 2, 2012. He was valedictorian of the Plainview class of 1938, married Loretta Maree Johnson in 1941, enlisted in the United States Air Corps in 1943, and later, the United States Air Force. He entered the elite 1254th Air Transport Wing Special Missions (MATS), stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. in 1951. With high security clearance, as fight engineer, he was responsible for the condition of the aircraft and the safety of passengers, which included vice presidents, cabinet members, congressmen, former presidents of the United States, dignitaries and world leaders. He logged more than 5,000 hours, visiting domestic and foreign airports in his 22 years service. Retirement did not suit him; for the next 15 years he was lock and dam operator on the Arkansas River, with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, first at Oppelo, then at Dardanelle. He joined Petit Jean Masonic Lodge #298, at Ola in 1949, and later was District Deputy Grand Master for two Arkansas Grand Masters. He was an instructor in the work until his death. For years he was a tireless member of the Lions Club at Ola. Until his final illness, he worked events at least twice a week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars halls at Dardanelle and Plainview. In 2005 he endowed a scholarship at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, becoming a member of the J. W. Hull Society. His daughter, Elora, with family and friends, already miss him, and know that his spirit lives on in those he knew. Wholehearted, obliging and cheerful, neat and proper at all times, with good judgment and enthusiasm, he was always ready for a celebration.

A graveside service was held February 6, 2012, at Birta Cemetery at Birta in Yell County, with honor guards provided by the Little Rock Air Force Base and the Masonic Lodge. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 8, 2012)

Coker, J. P.

Mrs. J.P. Coker, 69, died in Lodi, Calif, on January 1 after a long illness. She was born at Waldron, was married in Belleville in 1915 and moved to Ola later, where she lived until moving to California in 1950. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1964)

Coker, James B.

James B. Coker, age 68, a resident of Rt. 1, East, Ola died Wednesday, November 29, 1986. He was born Sept. 25, 1918 in Yell County, Arkansas the son of the late Henry and Cora Davis Coker. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Petit Jean Lodge No. 298 in Ola and was a 32nd Mason.

Survivors include a wife, Mrs. Mildred Ellison Coker of Ola, two brothers, T. J. Coker and Connie Coker of Ola, one sister, Edythe Jones of Plainview.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Birta Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Holbrook. Interment was in the Birta Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-26-1986)


Coker, James C.

OLA - James C. Coker, age 68, of Route 1, Ola, died Wednesday, November 19, 1986 at his home. He was a retired carpenter, son of the late Henry and Cora Davis Coker, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Petit Jean Masonic Lodge 298.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Ellison Coker; two brothers, T. J. and Connie Coker of Ola, and a sister, Edythe Jones of Plainview.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Birta Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Jon Holbrook. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Birta Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. Friday at Humphrey Funeral Home at Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Coker, James P.

Funeral services were held March 16 in Lodi, Calif. for James P. Coker, age 73 of Lodi. He was a retired machinist, a native of Ola, and moved to Lodi in 1950. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Lodi and Petit Jean Lodge 298, Free and Accepted Masons of Ola.

Survivors include one son, Glen Coker of Galt, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Cannon Lewis of Lodi; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1964)

Coker, Loretta Maree Johnson

Loretta Maree Johnson Coker, 84, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at her home. She was born February 18, 1920, in Ola, daughter of the late Henry C. and Catherine Long Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Leo Johnson and Willard Herman Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Connie V. Coker; a daughter and son-in-law, Elora Coker and Floyd Lumpkins of Dardanelle; a sister, Floy Chambers of Pasadena, Texas; a sister-in-law, Martha Jean Johnson of Ola; four nephews; and four nieces.

Funeral was Saturday at Shinn Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Ervin. Burial was in the Birta Cemetery at Birta by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004)


Coker, Mildred

Mildred Coker, age 78, a resident of Ola, AR died Monday, February 24, 1997 at home. She was born on October 27, 1918 at Ola, AR to Edwin and Ethel Frost Ellison. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late James B. Coker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was February 27, 1997 at the Birta Cemetery at Birta. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 5, 1997)


Coker, Theodore J.

Theodore J. Coker, age 85, of Milledgeville, GA, formerly of Ola, AR, died Tuesday, August 20 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. He was born October 24, 1910 at Ola, AR the oldest son of the late Henry R. Coker Sr and Cora Davis Coker. He was a retired Army Master Sgt and served in Europe, during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and past Commander of Post 8525 at Plainview and Post 8712 at Ola. He was a Honorary member at the Masonic Lodge, having served for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Coker of Gainesville, GA; one brother, Connie Coker of Plainview, AR; a step-daughter, Louise Bradley; of Roswell, GA; two step grandchildren, Judy Thomas of Alphratta, GA and Joel Adams of Florida; a niece, Elora Coker of Maryland and a nephew, G. R. Partee of Washington.

The body was cremated. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8/28/96)


Coker, Theodore Jackson

A memorial service will be held for Theodore Jackson Coker at 10 a. m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Birta Cemetery Pavilion. He died August 20, 1996 in Georgia and was cremated. A former resident of Ola and a veteran of WWII, he was Past Commander of VFW Posts 8525 at Plainview and 8712 at Ola and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 64 years.

Survivors are a brother, Connie Coker of Dardanelle; a step-daughter, Louise Bradley of Roswell, GA; a granddaughter, Judy Thomas of Alpharetta, GA; a grandson, Joel Adams of Florida; a niece Elora Coker of Dardanelle; a nephew, Grover Partee of Seattle, WA; His wife if 55 years, Helen Johnston Yarbrough Coker, died December 2003. You are invited to attend. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2004)


Coker, Winifred Mary

Winifred Mary Coker, age 84, of Mount Laurel, NJ, sister-in-law of Connie and Loretta Coker of Ola, AR. died Saturday, December 26, 1998 at Lawrenceville Nursing Home at Lawrenceville, NJ. A native of Trenton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Frances M. Coakley Stearle and widow of Henry Coker. She was a former teacher and was head of the Unemployment Department for the State of Connecticut for 20 years before retiring in 1974. She was an Army veteran of WWII receiving the Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the WAAC Service Ribbon and the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Bronze Star. She received a bachelor's degree from College of New Jersey formerly Trenton State College) and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a former member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church at Trenton and Saint Martin's Catholic Church at New Britain, Conn. and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, New Britain Red Cross, New Britain Quota Club and New Britain Museum Society.

Survivors also include two other sisters-in-law, Helen S. Stearle and Mae Stearle of Trenton, NJ and several nephews and nieces, including Elora Coker of Ola, AR.

Graveside service was held December 30, 1998 at the Birta Cemetery in Yell County, AR. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 1999)


Colbert, Faye Johnson

Mrs. Faye Johnson Colbert, of San Marcas, CA passed away March 23, 1999. She was born March 12, 1911 at Neeley, AR. She lived in Yell County and Dumas, AR until 1955.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie; one son, Joe and one brother, Joe Johnson.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Sarah Colbert of Rover, AR and Bob and Marzell Colbert of Fresno, CA; a daughter-in-law, Lois Colbert of Chula Vista, CA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and John Stratton, Valley Center, CA, Emma and Al Thomas of Valley Center, CA and Linda and Frank Perkins of San Marcos, CA; two sisters, Ruby Hogan and Lola Merold both of Rover, AR; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 27 in San Diego, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 1999)


Colbert, Irbydale (Padgett)

Irbydale Padgett Colbert, age 85 of Little Rock, AR died Friday, February 4, 2011 at her home. She was born April 10, 1925 in Plainview, AR to Lewis Oliver and Retha Mary Stahl Padgett. She was a loving wife, mother and took joy in taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lewis "Otis" Padgett; and son, Jim Colbert.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Grover Colbert; daughter, Mary Rothfus of Little Rock, AR; three brothers. Bill Padgett and wife Donna of Oklahoma City, OK, James Padgett and wife Kim of Houston, TX and Elmer Padgett and wife Lavada of Russellville, AR; two grandsons, Mike and Chris Rothfus both of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral service was held February 7, 2011, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, in Alexander, AR with Brother Larry Ballard officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery in Plainview, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)

Colbert, Lena Mae Littlejohn

Lena Mae Littlejohn Colbert, age 61, of Ola, AR formerly of Hyattsville, MD, died October 21, 1998 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born December 28, 1936 at Verden, OK to the late C. E. Littlejohn. She was a substitute teacher at Ola Schools and a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Book Study Club at Ola and First Baptist Church at Ola where she worked in the nursery.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Littlejohn and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Colbert; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Pam Colbert of Landover, MD and Russell and Monica Colbert of Alpena; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree and Bobby Goldsborough and Jamee and Tony Young of Ola; her mother and stepfather, Elvia and Robert E. Baunton of Ola; a brother, Clinton Littlejohn of Russellville; eight grandchildren, Chris, Brenton and Savannah Colbert, Jimmy and Joseph Goldsborough and Cody, Austin and Holly Young.

Funeral service was Saturday at the First Baptist Church at Ola with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was at East Point Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Deacons of the First Baptist Church at Ola served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at Ola building fund or to the Gideons for memorial Bibles. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 1998)


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