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Caviness, Thomas Redman

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

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

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


Caviness , W. T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Cavner, Amanda Whorton

Amanda Whorton Cavner, age 29, of Dardanelle, went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Survivors include her mother, Frances Myers of Dardanelle; father, Gerry Whorton of Russellville; two sisters, Melissa Whorton and Hannah Cobb; four brothers, Haden Whorton and Darren, Daniel, and Brandon Jackson; maternal grandmother, Wilma Ford; paternal grandparents, Vernon and Wynona Whorton; paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Whorton; a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and Cotton and Chopper, her beloved dogs, "her babies.

Visitation will be 6-8 on Wednesday night at the funeral home. Funeral will be at 2 p. m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at East Point Baptist Church with Rev. Aaron Davis and Rev. Larry Pless officiating. Burial will be at East Point Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010)


Cawein, Mary Elaine

Mary Elaine Cawein, age 73, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. She was born October 21, 1927 at College Grove, Ind. the daughter of the late Gordo and Sylvia Pickel Kay, widow of Richard Cawein and a member of the Dover United Methodist Church. She was a registered nurse, having attended Middleton Hospital School Nursing at Middleton, Ohio; served as a World War II cadet nurse and retired from Yell County Health Department.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Kay.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Ida Woody of Franklin, Ohio, David and Mara Cawein of Morrilton and Gregory and Jenny Cawein of Trenton, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and David Weber of Dardanelle, AR and Cheryl and Stephen Kaufmann of Dover, AR; a brother, Martin Eugene Kay of Ashland, KY; l8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Friday at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Fathing, the Rev. Eric VanMeter, David Cawein and David Weber. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelles AR. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Dover United Methodist Church, PO Box 11, Dover, AR 72837 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454A Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 14, 2001)


Cawhorn, Emma Lillian (Tucker) (Mrs.)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mrs. Emma Lillian Tucker Cawhorn, Memphis, Tenn., died February 19 after a brief illness. She was born in Dardanelle, the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Tucker and was the widow of Eugene E. Cawhorn, Atkins.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Baird, Memphis; two nieces, Mrs. Selene Cotton Gibson, Fort Smith, and Mrs. Betty Tucker Lawrence, Luling, La.; and a nephew, James Hearn, Lincoln, Neb. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 24, 1982)

Ceretto, Bernice (Hunt)

On April 15, 2004, Bernice Ceretto was put to rest to await the Lord's glorious return and reunion with her loving husband, Domenic and beloved daughter, Betty. Bernice was born May 21, 1915 to James and Lola Hunt in Roth, OK. At an early age she and her family relocated to Oklahoma where she began developing and mastering her skills in raising produce and livestock.These skills were put to good use when Bernice later moved to California and grew many different types of vegetables and fruits, and excelled in canning her crops. These efforts earned her much recognition and many awards. On March 28, 1938 Bernice married Domenic Ceretto in Stockton, CA. In 1938, their only child, Betty Lee was born. Having a school-aged child presented Bernice with an opportunity to initiate and manage the Food Service Program at Elder Creek School. It was this venue that allowed Bernice to build on her love of children and sharing by participating in the development and growing of the Elder Creek Summer Camp, and numerous field trips around California. She visited and shared many places with "her kids", such as Mt. Tamalpias, the high Sierras, and the coast. Her compassion and patience touched many young hearts. After her retirement, Bernice did not remain idle. She always had a wonderful garden in which she grew tomatoes, and nurtured the spirits of those around her. Bernice made sure no one hungered for food or the Word of God.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Juanita Martin and her extended family of Sacramento, CA; son-in-law, Gerald Lewis of Middletown, CA; grandsons and spouses, John and Heather Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA, James and Dru Lewis of San Andreas, CA, Peter Lewis of Napa, CA, Mark & Tammy Lewis of Yountville, CA; great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Tiana, Dustin and Matthew Lewis; great-great-grandchild, Samantha Brown-Lewis.

Her sister, Nina; husband, Domenic; and daughter, Betty all preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden on Mon., April 19, 2004 at 2:30 pm. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sacramento, California, Obituary was published on April 17, 2004 - Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 78623251)

Ceretto, Bernice (Hunt)

On April 15, 2004, Bernice Ceretto was put to rest to await the Lord's glorious return and reunion with her loving husband, Domenic and beloved daughter, Betty. Bernice was born May 21, 1915 to James and Lola Hunt in Roth, OK. At an early age she and her family relocated to Oklahoma where she began developing and mastering her skills in raising produce and livestock.These skills were put to good use when Bernice later moved to California and grew many different types of vegetables and fruits, and excelled in canning her crops. These efforts earned her much recognition and many awards. On March 28, 1938 Bernice married Domenic Ceretto in Stockton, CA. In 1938, their only child, Betty Lee was born. Having a school-aged child presented Bernice with an opportunity to initiate and manage the Food Service Program at Elder Creek School. It was this venue that allowed Bernice to build on her love of children and sharing by participating in the development and growing of the Elder Creek Summer Camp, and numerous field trips around California. She visited and shared many places with "her kids", such as Mt. Tamalpias, the high Sierras, and the coast. Her compassion and patience touched many young hearts. After her retirement, Bernice did not remain idle. She always had a wonderful garden in which she grew tomatoes, and nurtured the spirits of those around her. Bernice made sure no one hungered for food or the Word of God.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Juanita Martin and her extended family of Sacramento, CA; son-in-law, Gerald Lewis of Middletown, CA; grandsons and spouses, John and Heather Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA, James and Dru Lewis of San Andreas, CA, Peter Lewis of Napa, CA, Mark & Tammy Lewis of Yountville, CA; great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Tiana, Dustin and Matthew Lewis; great-great-grandchild, Samantha Brown-Lewis.

Her sister, Nina; husband, Domenic; and daughter, Betty all preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden on Mon., April 19, 2004 at 2:30 pm. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sacramento, California, Obituary was published on April 17, 2004 - Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 78623251)

Cervantes, Kevin

Kevin Cervantes, age 10 months, son of Jose Camargo and Elizabeth Cervantes of Belleville, AR died Sunday, October 4, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born November 18, 1997 in Russellville, AR.

He is survived by a sister, Esperanza Cervantes of the home; his grandparents, Raul and Rafaela Cervantes of Dardanelle, AR, Cayetano Valdez of Wing, AR and Francisa Valdez of Matamoros, Mexico.

Graveside service was October 8, 1998 at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR with minister Aristides Ortiz officiating. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 14, 1998)


Chadwick, Billy Sam

Billy Sam Chadwick, age 64 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at his home. He was born July 28, 1947 at Sonora, TX to Glen and Doris Keene Chadwick.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years and best friend of 25 years, Mona Chadwick of Dardanelle; father, Glen Chadwick of Sonora, TX; two children, Sherry and Nelson Chadwick both of NM; two stepchildren, Reece Simpler of FL and Krista Washington of Houston, TX; one sister, Glenna Chadwick of Sonora, TX; four grandchildren, Brittany, Anthony and Chelsea of NM and Charlotte of Houston, TX and many other friends and relatives.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Sonora, TX with Lee Greg Lloyd officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 17, 2011)

Chadwick, Melba Grace (Reeves)

Melba Grace Reeves Chadwick 83, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away Monday April 7, 2014 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Service and Burial were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the Gilkey Community. Melba Grace was born on May 8, 1930 near Rover, Arkansas to the late Edd Wesley and Bertha Leora Hall Reeves. She was raised on a farm near Rover, Arkansas and attended Plainview-Rover School. She was a member of Loveland Baptist Church in Loveland, Colorado where she faithfully served her Lord until her death.

Her survivors include her daughter Nowel Mundy of Brighton, Colorado and a daughter Michelle Swango of Golden, Colorado, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, a sister Martha Anna Ward of Maumelle, Arkansas and many Nephews, Nieces and Cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Dean Chadwick, sister Dorothy Reeves Smith and brother Lonnie Leroy Reeves. Arrangements are by All-States Cremation in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 16, 2014)

Chadwick, Ryan Darlene

Dr. Ryan Darlene Chadwick, 52, passed from this earthly life on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at Baptist Health Little Rock after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Danville, AR in 1953 was raised by "Mama Milid" and "Daddy George" on the farm at Blue Mountain. She was a graduate of Magazine High School, Hendrix College -BA; Louisiana State University -MSE; Ohio University -Ph.D. in Comparative Arts. In every academic setting she graduated with high honors. She taught high school speech/art, elementary art, college level theatre/speech at Ohio University, Juanita College, Findlay University, Pulaski Technical College. She was active in many professional theatre organizations. She directed summer stock at several universities as well as many productions. She was recognized by the Findlay's Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce for several years as Outstanding Educator of the Year. Preceding her death were her maternal grandparents, George C. and Mildred Loyd Ryan and an Uncle, George Carroll Ryan.

She is survived by one son, Holden Ryan Chadwick of the home; mother, Gene Hurst, stepfather, Elmo Hurst of Cotter; two aunts/uncles, Grace Ryan Calva and Ted Calva of Blue Mountain; Joan Ryan and Ray Russell of Little Rock; step-sister, Sarah and Bill Ernst of Cotter; stepbrother, Philip and Nancy Hurst of Cotter; several cousins, a host of friends, colleagues, sisters and brothers of the heart.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 27, 2005 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Little Rock with Father John Antony officiating.

Graveside service and internment was at Blue Mountain Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Memorials may be made to the Holden R. Chadwick Educational Fund, c/o First Western Bank, Box 32, Magazine AR 72943. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 29, 2005)


Chalk, Lillian (Peaslee) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Lillian Peaslee Chalk, 94, of Little Rock, a native of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, January 6. She was born June 4, 1903, to Lewis S. and Georgia Heathcoat Peaslee and was the widow of Robert C. Chalk.

Survivors include three sisters, Annie Stice and Dorothy Barkley of Lillle Rock, and Betty Stephen of North Little Rock; a nephew; a niece; a great-nephew; and a great-niece.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Chapel at Little Rock by the Rev. William Elliott. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 14, 1998)

Chalk, Mary Margaret Inez (Stringfellow)

Mary Margaret Inez Stringfellow Chalk, age 70 of Monticello passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born April 6, 1941 to the late Marcus and Chlora Endsley Stringfellow. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Carrol Chalk; three brothers, Ray and W.C. Doss and Orby Stringfellow and three sisters, Nikki Doss, Minnie Lou Bennett and Anita Stacks.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kathryn Miller and Norma Jean Smith of Monticello; brother, Johnny Stringfellow of Dumas; three grandchildren, James Miller, Lewis Smith and Dwlya Howard; four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held September 18, 2011 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Bud Banks officiating. Burial was in Lone Sassafras Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 21, 2011)

Chamberlain, Jeff

Jeff Chamberlain, age 47 of Waveland died Friday, August 14, 2009 at his home in Waveland. Born October 10, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Alfred and Doris Peterman Chamberlain.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Chamberlain and a sister, Jacque Chamberlain.

Survivors include sons, Jeremy and Jordan Chamberlain; brothers, Jerry and Jimmy Chamberlain, all of Kansas City, Missouri; sisters Julie Edwards of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joy Hone of Phoenix, Arizona; sister-in-law Vickie Chamberland of Waveland; nephews Jerry and Jevan Chamberland, both of Waveland; and a host of other nephews and nieces. Cremation arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2009)


Chambers Sr, Lynn Leon

Lynn Leon Chambers, Sr. age 82, of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, December 16, 2006. He was born in Danville, AR on January 19, 1924, a son of the late Grover Cleveland Chambers and Nettie Haney Chambers. He was a member of Mabelvale Church of Christ, a member of Iron Springs Masonic Lodge 342, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite and a member of the Little Rock Scimitar Shrine. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Chambers; eight brothers and a sister.

He is survived by a daughter, Lynette (Chambers) and Mark Murphy of Maumelle; a son, Lynn, Jr. "Buzzy" and Cynthia Chambers of Alexander; a brother, James "Sonny" and Martha Chambers Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Funeral service was December 19, 2006 at Mabelvale Church of Christ with Mr. Dennis Gulledge officiating. Graveside service followed at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview, AR. Memorials may be made to Mabelvale Church of Christ, R O. Box 345, Mabelvale, AR 72103 or Central Arkansas Christian School, #1 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 10, 2007)


Chambers, Ahniyah Jean

Ahniyah Jean Chambers, infant daughter of Wilfred Chambers of Cleveland, Arkansas and Casondra Wimbush of Russellville, died Friday, August 22, 2008, at St. Marys Regional Medical Center. Ahniyah was born at St. Marys on August 22, 2008.

Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Tyrone Sr. and Freddie Belle Chambers of Cleveland, Arkansas; maternal grandparents, Chester and Loretta Poole of New Blaine; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Joanna Richards of Paris, Arkansas; maternal great grandmother, Ruby Wimbush of Danville; maternal grandfather, Melvin and Artey Powell of Plano, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services were Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Dardanelle with Rev. Derick Nelson officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2008)


Chambers, Brenda Gayle (Rice)

Brenda Gayle Rice Chambers, age 56, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away September 29, 2014. She was born August 11, 1958 to the late Opal H. & Chloe Evelyn Wheeler Rice. She was a Medical Transcriber and a 1976 Danville High School Graduate. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alvin and Jimmy Rice; sister Doris Rice.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Keith Chambers; son, Jason Chambers of Memphis TN; daughter, Alisha & Sean Witt of Collierville, TN; grandchildren, Hunter, Sidney & Alaina; brothers Opal Rice of Dardanelle; Kenneth Rice of Ft. Myers, FL; Clayton Rice of Dardanelle; Charles Rice of Danville; mother-in-law Irene Chambers of Havana; and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hunt's Chapel Church with Bro. Mark Lane officiating. Burial will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 8, 2014)

Chambers, Edward W.

Edward W. Chambers, age 85, passed away, March 29, 1999 at his home. He was born November 2, 1913 in Havana, AR the son of the late Grover & Nettie Chambers of Danville, AR. He was a resident of West Sacramento for 47 years. He worked as a foreman for the Stoddard Construction Company for many years. He was a devoted family man who loved life, family and friends. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and carpentry. In his leisure he built many things for his children and grandchildren. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Lela Chambers.

He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Martha Chambers of Oklahoma City, OK and Lynn and Geraldine Chambers of Little Rock, AR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and George Trammel, Betty Chambers, Judy Chambers and Pam and John DeAnda; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Pat Chambers and Ron and Julie Chambers; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was April 2, 1999 at the River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento. Private entombment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Sacramento Rotary Scholarship Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 1999)


Chambers, Estelle

Estelle Chambers, age 92 of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Briggsville, AR, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Tulsa Regional Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She was born in Briggsville, AR on November 21, 1906, daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Mary Smith Crockett. She was a retired medical librarian and honorary member of the Ola Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford M. Chambers and a son, Lynn Chambers.

Survivors include a son, Ritchie Chambers of Tulsa, OK; one grandson; three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 25th at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)


Chambers, Ethel (Bogle)

Mrs. Ethel Chambers, age 74, of Holdenville, Okla. died recently while visiting relatives in Arkansas. She had lived in Holdenville since 1912.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; one brother, Jim Bogle of Briggsville; three sisters, Mrs. Eulerle Ladd and Mrs. Edna Swaim of Briggsville, and Mrs. Anna Aikman of Bluffton.

Burial was in the Holdenville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Chambers, Ethel Marie

Ethel Marie Chambers, age 78 of Waveland, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith. She was born July 16, 1925 in Waveland to the late Mack and Callie Catlett Fredrick. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Chambers; three brothers, Fearl, Oscar, and Clem Fredrick.

Survivors include three sons daughters-in-law, Mackie Chambers and Rose McCoy of Waveland, Robert & Geraldine Chambers of Magazine, Jim & Judy Chambers of Danville; two daughters sons-in-law, Betty & Ronald Bell of Havana, Alice & James Price of Hot Springs; two daughters-in-law, Phyllis Chambers of Waveland, Arlene Chambers of Louisiana; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Services were Friday, January 9, 2004 at Moore's Chapel Church with Rev. Eddie Schlinker and Rev. Derrall Schlinker officiating. Interment was in Moore s Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Aaron Albright, Bill Blagg, Keith, James, Timmy & Robert Chambers. Honorary pallbearer was Butch Bird. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 2004)


Chambers, Herbert Ray

Herbert Ray Chambers, age 63, of Waveland died Thursday, June 12, 1986 at his home. He was a native of Havana, a retired carpenter, son of the late Edgar and Alice Rogers Chambers, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Fredrick Chambers; three sons, Mackie Ray and Robert Edward Chambers of Waveland, and Jim Chambers of Danville; two daughters, Betty Bell of Lawton, Okla. and Alice Price of Caddo Gap; a brother, Tom Chambers of Booneville, Miss.; three sisters, Lillie Long of Indiana, Winnie Holt of Magazine and Dora Gillion of Heavner, Okla. and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Moore's Chapel Church near Waveland by the Rev. Hulan Wiser. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Corn-well Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Chambers, James Edward "Thumper"

James Edward "Thumper" Chambers, age 34, of Waveland, AR, formerly of Poteau, OK, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at Sparks Medical Center at Fort Smith, AR. He was born in Paris, AR on July 6, 1970.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Ethel Chambers and Joe and Gertie Wilkins and a brother, Mackie Ray Chambers, Jr.

He is survived by his parents, Mackie Ray Chambers of Waveland, AR; Arlene Chambers of Moreauville, LA; two brothers, Timmy Chambers of Charleston, AR and Robert Ray Chambers; a sister, Amanda McCoy of Waveland, AR and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 1:30 p. m. at Moore's Chapel in Waveland. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 10, 2004)


Chambers, John Ed,II

DANVILLE: - John Ed Chambers II, 71, of Danville died Friday, December 16, at a Little Rock hospital following a brief illness. Chambers succeeded his father, the late Judge John Chambers, in 1946 as president and chairman of the board of Danville State Bank. He served in the position for41 years until his son, John Ed Chambers III, assumed the position of bank president last year. Chambers was mayor of Danville for eight years and served 10 years as a member of the Danville City Council from the 1940s to 1960. He was a past president of the Arkansas Tech University Alumini Association and served on the Tech board of trustrees two different times. He was inducted in the Tech Hall of Dinstinction in September 1977. Chambers served 43 years in the Yell County Conservation District board of directors and was 1957-59 president of the Arkansas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. He was instrumental in the development of a water supply for the towns of Belleville, Havana and Danville as well as other parts of Yell County. He served 21 years on the Yell County Hospital Board and spearheaded public fund drives in the 1960s and 1970s to expand the hospital. Chambers was a member of the American Bankers Association executive council from 1967-69, one of the few rural bankers ever named to the council. He was a past president of the Danville Lions Club and was active in the club for 41 years. He was named Arkansas Jaycee Boss of the Year in 1971. He was a graduate of Danville High School. He received a two-year degree from Arkansas Polytech Institute (now Arkansas Tech University) in 1936, a bachelor's degree in 1939 from the University of Arkansas and a doctor of law degree in 1940. Chambers practiced law at Danville from 1940 to 1943 before serving as a Navy officer during World War II, 1943-46. He was a life-long member of the Danville United Methodist Church and served on the church board of trustees.

Chambers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patricia Sloan Chambers; a son, John Ed Chambers III of Danville; three daughters, Eugenia Jones, Patricia Meeks and KatherineCounce of Little Rock, and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 19 at the Danville United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Morey and Rev. Joe Kennedy officiated. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 21, 1988)

Chambers, Judge J. E.

Judge J. E. Chambers, aged 88, of Danville, died in a Danville hospital on April 26. He was a retired Chancery Judge and long time political and civic leader in Yell County and Arkansas. Judge Chambers was a life-long resident of Yell County. He was born at Whitely (now Briggsville) on August 10, 1874 and moved to Danville in 1901 after graduating from Hendrix College and Vanderbilt Law School. It was during his active leadership of the Democratic Party in Yell County that it became known as the "Free State of 'Yell," a phrase which still persists today. The offices and positions which he has held are a phenomenal record of the service he has given to his community, church and government. He has been mayor of Danville; Yell County Representative; member of the Danville School Board; chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Danville Methodist Church for the past 52 years; organizer, and president of the Yell County Fair Association for the past 30 years; member of the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech for the past 38 years, and its former chairman: Chancery Judge frf the 14th District for 21 years until his retirement in 1948; a director of the Arkansas Livestock Show for the past 25 years and the only original member still on the board; former president of the Danville State Bank; and former president of the Highway 10 Improvement Association. The list of committees and projects on which he has worked- local, state and national is endless. Judge Chambers' pride and joy has been the Yell County Free Fair, which due to his organizational and leadership ability, has been recognized as one of the best county fairs in the state. Last year he was honored with "Judge Chambers Day" during the fair.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Bill Gatlin of Danville; a son, John Ed Chambers of Danville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Danville Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. C. Houston Farmer. Pallbearers were Boss Mitchell, A. B. Grace, Abe Pledger, Joe Ray, Robert Reagan, Eric Caviness, Fred Burns and C. C. Stringfield; alternates, Bob Fisher, Harold Burnham and Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers included members of the board of stewards of the Danville Methodist Church, the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech, members of the State Livestock Show Board and of the Yell County Fair Association, Burial was in Danville Cemetery by Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Chambers, Judge J. E.

Judge J. E. Chambers, aged 88, of Danville, died in a Danville hospital on April 26. He was a retired Chancery Judge and long time political and civic leader in Yell County and Arkansas. Judge Chambers was a life-long resident of Yell County. He was born at Whitely (now Briggsville) on August 10, 1874 and moved to Danville in 1901 after graduating from Hendrix College and Vanderbilt Law School. It was during his active leadership of the Democratic Party in Yell County that it became known as the "Free State of 'Yell," a phrase which still persists today. The offices and positions which he has held are a phenomenal record of the service he has given to his community, church and government. He has been mayor of Danville; Yell County Representative; member of the Danville School Board; chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Danville Methodist Church for the past 52 years; organizer, and president of the Yell County Fair Association for the past 30 years; member of the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech for the past 38 years, and its former chairman: Chancery Judge frf the 14th District for 21 years until his retirement in 1948; a director of the Arkansas Livestock Show for the past 25 years and the only original member still on the board; former president of the Danville State Bank; and former president of the Highway 10 Improvement Association. The list of committees and projects on which he has worked- local, state and national is endless. Judge Chambers' pride and joy has been the Yell County Free Fair, which due to his organizational and leadership ability, has been recognized as one of the best county fairs in the state. Last year he was honored with "Judge Chambers Day" during the fair.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Bill Gatlin of Danville; a son, John Ed Chambers of Danville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Danville Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. C. Houston Farmer. Pallbearers were Boss Mitchell, A. B. Grace, Abe Pledger, Joe Ray, Robert Reagan, Eric Caviness, Fred Burns and C. C. Stringfield; alternates, Bob Fisher, Harold Burnham and Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers included members of the board of stewards of the Danville Methodist Church, the board of trustees of Arkansas Tech, members of the State Livestock Show Board and of the Yell County Fair Association, Burial was in Danville Cemetery by Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

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