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Chism, Ray Dean

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

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

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

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


Chism, Tommie Lee

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

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

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

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


Chism, Virgie "Nell"

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

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

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


Chism, Wilma Fisher

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

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

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


Chisum, William

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

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

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

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


Chitwood, Nancy Wave Harris

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

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

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

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


Chitwood, Rebecca Clark (Mrs.)

Mrs. Rebecca Clark Chitwood aged 88, of Prairie View (Logan County) died Sunday at a Fort Smith rest home. She was a native of Logan County and a Methodist.

Survivors include four sons, Garrett Chitwood of Wichita. Kans., Auten Chitwood of Mulberry, Treber Chitwood of Denver and R. B. Chitwood of Lake Village; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Parker of Lake Village and Mrs. Drew Tinsley of Camden; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 1961)

Chitwood, Russell B.

Russell B. Chitwood Jr. of Little Rock, a former school administrator, and former superintendent of Danville Schools, died Monday, August 15. Chitwood served as president of the Arkansas Education Association in 1956. He was former director of the National Education Association and past treasurer of the AEA. He was a member of the boards of Horace Mann Life Insurance Co. and the Arkansas. State Teacher Retirement System. He was past director of the Federal Relations and Administrative program and past president of District 4 of the Arkansas Athletic Association. He was a former member of Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, the Danville Lions Club and was a Methodist.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Harris Chitwood; one son, Russell B. Chitwood III of Memphis; and one sister, Mrs. Drew Tinsley of Corpus Christi, TX.

Funeral was last Wednesday at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth by Rev. Ralph C. Kufait. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8-24-1988)

Retired administrator, AEA official dies at 80 Russell B. Chitwood Jr. age 80, of 9808 Snider Court, a retired school administrator and Arkansas Education Association official, died Monday. Chitwood was superintendent of schools in Lake Village for 18 years before he joined the AEA professional staff. He served as AEA president for a one-year term beginning in 1956, a position that made him a spearhead of an abortive attempt to give constitutional status to the state Board of Education. The idea was to take the state board out of politics. But the manner in which the AEA leadership decided to back the proposed constitutional amendment angered rank-and-file members and school administrators, who said they were not consulted.

Led by E. F. Dunn of the Pulaski County School District, superintendents around the state refused to help circulate petitions needed to force a statewide vote on the proposed amendment. The proposal, adopted in May 1956, was dropped a month later by, the AEA Board, partly because of the apparent confusion that surrounded the measure. Besides serving as AEA president, Chitwood served 19 years on the AEA board and had been AEA treasurer. He was also a teacher, coach, superintendent and county supervisor in Yell County. He was a former director of the National Education Association, a board member of Horace Mann Life Insurance Co. the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System and a former district president of the Arkansas Athletic Association.

Survivors are his wife, Nancy Harris Chitwood; a son, Russell B. Chitwood III of Memphis, and a sister, Drew Tinsley of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth by Rev. Ralph C. Kufait. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/24/1988)


Chivers, Minor Young

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

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

Graveside services were Tuesday, September 23 at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Bonda Moyer officiating. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. Honorary Pallbearers are Adm. and Ed. of Dardanelle 1st United Methodist Church and Central Ark. Shrine Club. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-24-1986)


Chivers, Minor Young, Jr.

Minor Young Chivers, Jr., age 91 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1918 at Russellville to the late Minor Y. Chivers, Sr., and Scottie Williamson. He was a member of the Bright Star Lodge #213, Dardanelle VFW Boyce Woods Post #3140, Dardanelle American Legion and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy Stewart and husband Dick of Wisconsin; sons, Charles Chivers of Dardanelle, Bill Chivers and wife Kathy of Pottsville; four stepchildren, Judy Kimbrell and husband Mike of AZ, Lydia Campbell and husband Randy of Glencoe, AR, Genei Stratton of Dardanelle, Charles Mosier and wife Virginia of Idaho; numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Brearley cemetery in Dardanelle with Ted Hern officiating and Military Honors by Boyee Woods VFW Post #3140. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010)


Chivers, Minor Young, Sr.

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

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

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


Chivers, Minor Young, Sr.

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

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

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


Choate, Ernest Lamar

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

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

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

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


Choate, Hoyt L.

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

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

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

Choate, John B.

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

Choate, Lois Jean (Ross)

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

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

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

Choate, Lois Jean Ross

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

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

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


Choate, Phillip Bradford "Brad"

The world became a little quieter on September 24, 2015 when Brad Choate of Maumelle left us and was reunited with his friends and family in Heaven. Phillip Bradford Choate was born December 8, 1956 to Rosmyr and Tryline Choate in Weatherford, Texas. His family soon moved to the Chickalah area of Yell County. He was educated in the Dardanelle School System where he formed many special and lifelong friendships. After graduation, he attended Hendrix College where he perfected his " people skills". When he left college to enter the work force, most of those years were spent in sales of various products including real estate. His easiest sale was to the tall skinny girl who had kicked his butt playing tether ball on the playground of Dardanelle Elementary. Brad and Jennifer Walls Choate were married on November 20, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer and his much adored daughter, Laura K. Choate. He is also survived by his wife's children, whom he loved dearly, Erin Hunt, Alex Hunt, and his wife, Kimberly. Brad leaves a brother, Bud (Jane) Choate of Dardanelle and a sister, Lynda Terry of Little Rock and nephews, John (Debra) Choate and Lee (Christie) Terry, and nieces, Jill (Josh) Poole and Lori Terry. He is also survived by his in-laws, Jack and Joyce Walls of Atkins.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 6-7 p.m. at the First Church United Methodist of Maumelle with a Memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. A second Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 2nd at 1 p.m. at the Chickalah United Methodist Church on Highway 27 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Brad was one of the kindest, most generous people that most of us have known and Jennifer hopes that each of his friends will perform a random act of kindness in his memory. Services entrusted to Arkansas Cremation. Guests may register at www.arcremation.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 30 Sep 2015 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. )

Choate, Rebecca Tryline

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

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

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

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


Choate, Rosmyr L. "Bos"

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

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

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

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


Choate, Selma Pauline (Banks)

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

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

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

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

Christenberry, John

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

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

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

Christenberry, Zelma

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

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

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


Christensen, Betty

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

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


Christensen, Hakon

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

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

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

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


Christensen, Peggy Jeanne

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

Christensen, Peggy Jeanne

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

Christie, Pvt. Hoyt

Mr. Hoyt Christie, 23, a private in Company F, 153rd Infantry, Fort Robinson, died at his home five miles west of Dardanelle Saturday night. He had bought early Saturday evening six grains of strychnine, under the name of Hoyt Herschey, supposedly to kill a dog. Arriving home, he talked to his mother and sister, and retired to his room. They heard him groaning and went to him but he died before the physician arrived. No definite reason has been given for the act. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1941)

Christmas, Billy Joe

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

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

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

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


Christmas, Sunny Louise

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

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

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

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


Christy, Angeline (Mrs.)

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

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

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

Christy, Estell

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

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


Christy, Estell

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

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


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