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Cobb, Ida

Mrs. Ida Cobb age 77 died Sunday at a hospital in Houston, Texas. She was the widow of C. C. Cobb and had been residing with her son, O. G. Cobb, at Houston.

Survivors include two other sons, W. G. Cobb of Little Rock and Joe Cobb of Nimrod; a daughter, Mrs. Jay English of Nimrod; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 22, 1954)


Cobb, Lucille

Lucille Cobb, age 93, of Russellville, formerly of Ola, died Friday, May 29, 2009, in Russellville. She was born November 6, 1915 at Dardanelle, AR, widow of Eugene Cobb, and daughter of the late James E. and Bessie Adcock Word.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Word, who was killed in World War II, May 31, 1945, on Okinawa. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gene Lee Cobb, daughter-in-law, Marilyn Cobb, and sister-in-law, Aline McClure.

She was a graduate of Dardanelle High School and attended Arkansas Tech University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ola since October 3, 1943. She was a Legal Secretary for Attorneys Fergeson and Madole in Danville, AR before transferring to Soil Conservation Service in Fort Worth, TX. After marriage to Eugene Cobb of Belleville, AR, they purchased Brewer Drug Store in Ola in 1941. She and her husband sold the store in 1973 to their son and daughter-in-law, but she continued to be the bookkeeper until 1995. She was a charter member of the Ola Chamber of Commerce, a former member of Copeland Dixon-Findley Veterans Auxiliary, member of Pioneer Study Club, former president of Ola Business and Professional Womens Club, member of Arkansas Pharmacist Auxiliary, former member of Ola School P. T. A, served on Yell County Library Board, and a former member of Board of Commissioners of Ola Housing Authority. She was active in many of the health drives.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Maurice and Louise Cobb of Ola; daughter-in-law, Patti Cobb of Walla Walla, WA; four grandchildren, Don and Donna Cobb of Hot Springs, John and Sherry Cobb of Russellville, Mary and Steve Callister of Sidney, Australia, Robert and Debbie Cobb of CA; great-grandchildren, Shannon and Brandon Rose of Dardanelle, McKinna Wilsey of Hot Springs, Brecken and Jessie Erner of ND, Shannon Rinke of Little Rock, Kera Rinke of Russellville, Lachlan Callister of Sidney, Australia; two great-great-grandsons, one great-great-granddaughter, another great-great-grandson arriving in June, numerous nieces, a cousin, Allie Jean Moudy of Danville, and several other cousins. Pallbearers were Bruce Burnett, David Pounders, Ronnie Barnes, Donald Walker, Coy Rose, and Jacky Carter.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Ola First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery, Ola under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 3, 2009)


Cobb, Lucille

Longtime Ola Leader, Lucille Cobb, Dies Lucille Cobb, 93, longtime Ola community leader and co-owner of Cobb Drug Store in Ola, died Friday, May 29, 2009, in Russellville. She was wife of Ola Pharmacist Eugene Cobb, with whom she operated Cobb Drug Store for over thirty years, and mother of present pharmacist Maurice Cobb, with whom she continued to work at the Drug Store through the mid-nineties. Lucille was born on November 6, 1915 at Dardanelle, AR, the daughter of James E. and Bessie Adcock Word. She attended and graduated from Dardanelle High School and she attended Arkansas Tech University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ola for over sixty years, since October 3, 1943. After her marriage to Eugene Cobb of Belleville, the couple purchased Brewer Drug Store in Ola in 1941. They worked the store, the only drug store in Ola, until she and her husband sold the store in 1973 to their son Maurice. She continued to be the bookkeeper for the Pharmacy until 1995. In her earlier life, she had served as a Legal Secretary for the Ferguson and Madole Law Office in Danville, AR. In Fort Worth Texas, she worked with the Soil Conservation Service. Active in Ola Community Mrs. Cobb was always extremely active in Ola life, serving as a charter member of the Ola Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of Copeland-Dixon-Findley Veterans Auxiliary, She was a member of Pioneer Study Club, a president of the Ola Business and Professional Womens Club, a former member of Ola School P. T. A, and served on the Board of Commissioners of the Ola Housing Authority. Outside her work in Ola, she also served on the Yell County Library Board, and also as a member of the Arkansas Pharmacist Auxiliary. She was always very active in local health drives.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Ola First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery, Ola under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. See full obituary Page 9 this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 3, 2009)


Cobb, Marilyn M.

Marilyn M. Cobb, age 54, of 1836 Crestline Drive, Walla Walla, Wash, died May 7, 1986. She was born in Oakland, Calif. on May 21, 1931. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P. E. O. Chapter Cl, AAUW, Carnegie Art Center, St. Paul's Study Group, Entre Nous, and Chi Omega Sorority.

She is survived by her husband, Gene L. Cobb of the home; one daughter MariLee Lande of Seattle, Wash.; one son Robert E. Cobb of Bellingham, Wash.; her father Robert M. McPherson of Pebble Beach, Calif.; one sister Boinnie J. Killip of Oakland, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her mother Charlotta McPherson.

Arrangements were by Herring Funeral Home of Walla Walla, Wash. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Cobb, Marilyn M.

Marilyn M. Cobb, age 54, of 1836 Crestline Drive, Walla Walla, Wash, died May 7, 1986. She was born in Oakland, Calif. on May 21, 1931. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P. E. O. Chapter Cl, AAUW, Carnegie Art Center, St. Paul's Study Group, Entre Nous, and Chi Omega Sorority.

She is survived by her husband, Gene L. Cobb of the home; one daughter MariLee Lande of Seattle, Wash.; one son Robert E. Cobb of Bellingham, Wash.; her father Robert M. McPherson of Pebble Beach, Calif.; one sister Boinnie J. Killip of Oakland, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her mother Charlotta McPherson.

Arrangements were by Herring Funeral Home of Walla Walla, Wash. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-4-1986)


Cobb, Ollie Josephine (Mrs.)

Mrs. Ollie Josephine Cobb, age 79 of Belleville, widow of Clyde Henry Cobb, died Tuesday at a Danville hospital. She was a native of Yell County and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Cobb of Ola; a daughter, Mrs. Sidney McClure of Shreveport; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral will be today at 2:30 p.m. at the Belleville Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Cobb, Ollie Josephine (Mrs.)

Mrs. Ollie Josephine Cobb, age 79 of Belleville, widow of Clyde Henry Cobb, died Tuesday at a Danville hospital. She was a native of Yell County and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Cobb of Ola; a daughter, Mrs. Sidney McClure of Shreveport; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral will be today at 2:30 p.m. at the Belleville Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

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)

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