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Collins, Dora Fowler

Mrs. Dora Fowler Collins, 84, wife of J. K. Collins, Ola, died Monday in a hospital in Danville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. O. Gossett and Mrs. Mary Horn of Plainview; three sons, Carl I, Robert J. and John H. Collins, of Ola; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 31, 1952)


Collins, Esco

Esco Collins, age 83, of Ola died Thursday, November 13, 1986 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. He was the son of the late Perle Ottoway and Florence Avers Collins, the husband of the late Amy DeRossitt Collins, a retired elevator operator and a member of Cincinnati Avenue Christian Church of Tulsa, OK.

Survivors include two half brothers, Lynton Collins and Howard Collins, one half sister, Maxine Peetz all of Missouri.

Graveside services and interment were Saturday at the Havana Cemetery with Garland Lipe officiating. Funeral arrangements were in care of Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/13/1986)


Collins, Floy M.

Floy M. Collins, age 84, a resident of Legacy Lodge Nursing Home and a former resident of Ola, died Wednesday, December 3, 1986, at the nursing home. She was the widow of Carl J. Collins and daughter of the late Samuel and Sallie Burks Scarborough. She was an honorary lifetime member of the Ola Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a retired school teacher; having taught 35 years in Plainview schools, and had been designated as an Arkansas Teacher of the Year in the 1940s. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Plainview.

Survivors include a son, Harry L. Collins of Okmulgee, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Sammye Hopper of Russellville; two granddaughters, Julie Pounders of Ola and Sally Sacrey of Russellville, and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Pounders of Ola.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Plainview by the Rev. Benny Foster. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery at Ola by Humphrey Funeral Home of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Collins, Freddie Alvin

Freddie Alvin Collins, age 72 of Dardanelle, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at his home in Dardanelle. He was born March 29, 1933 in Little Rock to Otis Herzfeld and Zetta Collins. He was a retired welder. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of the 82 Airborne, a member of the Dardanelle Boyce-Woods VFW Post # 3141, and 32 Mason.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mercedes Collins daughter, Mariana Collins Romero of Dardanelle mother, Zetta Haney of Dardanelle two brothers, Buddy Haney and Eugene Garner both of Centerville brother, Robert Herzfeld of MO, three sisters Donna Jones, Peggy Wells and Linda Herzfeld all of CA. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 13, 2005)


Collins, Ginger L.

Ginger L. Collins, age 52, of Dardanelle, AR died July 8, 1999 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born October 7, 1946 in Ventura, CA to the late Marshall and Fay Perry man Denton. She was a mother and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James Collins; one son, Steven Collins of Dardanelle, AR; three daughters, Cheryl Collins of Russellville, Kristie Rhinehart and Marsha Collins both of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Tommy Perryman of Santa Paula, CA and Gary Jamison of Texas and four grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 10, at Brearley Cemetery with Bro. Bob Watson officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Jerry Don Davis, Daniel Morrison, Robert Lackey, Carl Murray, Chuck Cox and Shawn Wilson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 14, 1999)


Collins, Harry Lynn

Harry Lynn Collins, age 64, a long time Okmulgee, OK resident, died Monday, April 7, 1997 in Okmulgee. He was born July 5, 1932 in Ola, AR to Carl and Floy Collins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opaline Collins on February 26, 1986. He was a retired pipefitter and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

Survivors include one sister, Sammye Hopper of Russellville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 30, 1997)


Collins, Issaac Brownlo "Papa"

Issaac Brownlo "Papa" Collins, age 86, of Centerville, AR, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Baptist Health in Little Rock, AR. The son of Silas and Ada (Smith) Collins, he was born May 19, 1920 in Stafford, AR. He was a member of the Centerville Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his companion Clara Young; one grandson, Franklin Denney; one great grandson, Adam Collins; four sisters, Retta Huff, Bonnie Sims, Hettie Brown, and Elsie Tippy.

Survivors include one son, Johnny and Janice of Centerville; three daughters, Sheila Arthur of Russellville, Darlene & Bill Reynolds of Centerville and Carolyn & Doyle Murphree of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Zetta Haney of Centerville, Leola Sisson of Dardanelle, Ozelma Walker of Dardanelle, Idell Burns of Portland, AR; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral was April 16, 2007 at Centerville Assembly of God Church. Brother Bobby Wells officiated. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active Pallbearers were John Gregory Collins, Sr. Doug, Wesley & Rodney Reynolds, Adam Tripp, James Cook. Honorary were John Anderson, Kevin Rodgers, & John Williams. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 18, 2007)


Collins, J. K.

J. K. Collins, 37, died Wednesday, December 1, 1954, in his home in Plainview. A native of Alabama, he was a Baptist and a retired farmer and stockman.

Survivors include three sons, Carl, Robert and John Collins, all of Danville; two daughters, Mrs. M. O. Gossett and Mrs. Mary Hunn, Plainview, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 8, 1954) [Editor's Comment:Referencing alist of burialsof Sandlin Cemetery in Yell County, John K Collins headstone reads 1868-1954, which wouldindicate age at death to be 86 or 87.]


Collins, John Henry

John Henry Collins, age 73 of Ola, passed away August 8, 2011 at his home.

Arrangements will be made later on this week by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (See full obit in next week's paper) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 10, 2011)

Collins, John Henry

John Henry Collins, age 73 of Ola, passed away August 8, 2011 at his home. He was born May 17, 1938 in San Diego, CA to the late John Henry and Evelyn Gumball Collins. He was a 22-year United States Navy Veteran, 32nd Degree Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Ola and a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Verna Carolyn Fowler Collins.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Joe Birge of Dardanelle; sons, James Collins of Fayetteville and Johnny Hank Collins of TX; sisters, Janet Bailey of Ocean Springs, MS, Diane Rand of Wildomar, CA; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Petit Jean Masonic Lodge Hall #298 in Ola with Chaplain Charles White officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Monday Night Card Players. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 17, 2011)

Collins, Neal Leon

Neal Leon Collins, aged 37, died February 19 at the home of his mother in Springhill, La. He was a native of Yell County and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his father, Hubert Collins of Belleville; his mother, Mrs. Alma Rowland of Springhill, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Lola Lawson and Wanda Collins of Springhill, Mrs. Jeanie Porterfield of Citronelle, Ala. and Mrs. Bonnie Meek of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, James Collins of Rapid City, S. D. and Donald Collins of Springhill; a daughter, Linda Collins of Shreveport. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 1961)

Collins, Virgie Mctigritt Woolbright

Virgie McTigritt Woolbright Collins, age 85, of Stonewall, LA, passed away Sunday, September 22, 19. She was born in Bluffton, AR February 21, 1911 to the late Steven Marlow and Jennie Gilpin McTigritt. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, a farmer, rancher and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Pike Woolbright and Eulan (Tom) Collins; a daughter, Artie Marie Woolbright; two brothers; two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Violet Alexander of Stonewall, LA; two grandchildren, Crawford Alexander Jr of Texas and Joann Biggs of Louisiana; two great-granddaughters, Trista Biggs and Jehnna Alexander of Stonewall, LA and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral service was Tuesday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Showns officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle. Pallbearers were her grandson, Crawford Alexander Jr, nephews, Randy Smith, Jeff Smith, Phillip Robinson and two very close friends, Milton (Bo) Quarles and Bobby Gist. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9/25/1996)


Collins, Virginia

Virginia Collins, age 77, of Ola, AR died Friday, March 10, 2000 at Russellville. She was born October 7, 1922 in Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Collins and a sister.

She is survived by her stepmother, Clara Burr of Pine Bluff, AR; a daughter and three grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at the Ola Cemetery. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 15, 2000)


Collins, William Marion

William Marion Collins died at Booneville October 3, 1952. He was 77 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Zudie Collins; four sons, Otis of the home, Jess of Greenwood, Pete of Winton, California and Joe of Fairfax, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Hood of Fairfax, Okla, and Mauel Toof of Turlock, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 9, 1952)


Collins, Willie Andrew

Willie Andrew Collins, age 58, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, September 25, 2000 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born July 25, 1942 in Missouri to the late Jessie Woodrow and Edna Marie Poplin Collins. He was a retired line worker for Tyson and Wayne.

Survivors are his wife, Bonnie Frost Collins; one daughter, Bonnie Lou Collins of Danville, AR; one brother, Jessie Collins of Redding, CA; four sisters, Pat Rogers of Wasco, CA, Wanda Dearmore and Martha Duvall both of Bakersfield, CA and Judy Alexander of Oklahoma City, OK; two grandchildren, Mark Collins and Marcus Collins and six step-children.

Memorial service was Friday, September 29, 2000 at Nit. George Church of Christ with Bro. Chris George officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 4, 2000)


Collum, Una Mathis

Una Mathis Collum, age 96, of Danville, AR, widow of Taylor Collum died Tuesday, January 15, 2002. She was born February 11, 1905 in Rover, AR to the late Wade and Lessie Harris Mathis. She was a graduate of Danville High School and Arkansas State Teachers College, which is now the University of Central Arkansas. Mrs. Collum, a second grade school teacher in the Waveland and Danville Schools for 30 years, was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Order of Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church in Danville. She was revered for her lifelong work as an educator. Students spanning decades remember her as an excellent teacher and motivator who was caring yet tough. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put family needs before those of her own. Aside from her family, religion and vocation, she loved gardening, bird watching and analyzing basketball. She was a woman her friends fondly remember as quick with a smile and a laugh.

Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary & Ray Paschall of Hot Springs, AR; two grandsons and wife, Dr. Ray Dr. Naomi Paschall of Nashville, TN and Bill Paschall of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Veona Caudle of Charlotte, NC and Zona Gale Caldwell of Upland, CA and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Service was held January 18, 2002 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Beulah and Fonzo Tidwell and friends and staff of the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. Memorials may be made to the Danville United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 23, 2002)


Colvard, Fred

Fred Colvard, age 70, owner of the photo studio in Danville died of a heart attack last Thursday, June 12, 1947. Mr. Colvard became ill around noon and died at 2:45.

Mr. Colvard had been a resident of Yell County for three years and is survived by no known relatives in this section of the country. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 19, 1947)


Combs, Edgar David

Edgar David Combs, age 57 of Lamar, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at Johnson County Regional Medical Center. He was born December 21, 1950 at Delta, CO to Howard Hamilton and Eva Mae Whitehead Combs.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Nita Combs of Dover; numerous nephews, nieces, friends and family.

Graveside services were held Monday, December 1, 2008 at Tarlton Cemetery, Lurton, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008)


Combs, Kenny "Ken"

Kenny "Ken" Combs, 60, of Russellville, AR, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Little Rock, AR. The son of James and Frankie McMillen Combs, he was born February 27, 1952 in Conway. He married Jennifer Gail Ford, on January 1, 1977 in Ashdown. He retired from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Yell County Farm Bureau Board and the Yell County Cattleman's Board. Ken was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed taking pictures of old barns, working in the fields with the farmers and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, James "Jimmy" Combs; maternal grandparents, Sannie & Pearl McMillen; paternal grandparents, Steve & Jessie Combs. Ken wanted everyone to know how very much he loved the Lord, his family, his church family and all his many friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jennifer Combs, of Russellville; mother, Frankie Combs of Shady Grove; daughter, Robyn Smith & husband Josh of Prairie Grove; son, Dustin Combs & wife, Dawn of Russellville; four grandchildren, Makayla Smith, Savannah Smith, Bentley Smith and Carson Combs; one sister, Judy Daves & husband Cecil of Shady Grove; two nieces, Anita Murray & husband Brandon of Wooster and Sharon Daves of Atlanta, GA; one nephew, Gary Daves & wife, Marla of Atlanta, GA.

Funeral was March 12, 2012 at Humphrey Chapel. Brother Lynn Harris officiated. Burial was at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 5496 SR 124, Russellville, AR, 72802 or GIST Cancer Research, 55 Sawmill Road, New City, New York, 10956. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 14, 2012)

Compton, Buford

Buford Compton, former Yell County Sheriff and treasurer, died at the age of 89 Wednesday, January 17, at Yell County Hospital, Danville. Compton, a retired cattleman, was past president of the Arkansas Sheriff's Association, served as sheriff for 16 years and treasurer for four years. A familiar figure each year at the Yell County Fair, Compton had been the parade marshal since its beginning. The former resident of Wing, Ark. was a 32nd degree Mason for 65 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Danville.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church by the Rev. Joe Kennedy and burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, by Cornwell Funeral Service.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fanny Blanche George and Mrs. Mary Nell Keathley, Danville; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Eubanks Sr. Little Rock; three grandchildren, Mrs. Jan Richison, Dr. Compton George and Bood Keathley, Danville; and seven great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Dardanelle, Arkansas Post-Dispatch, 1/24/1979)


Compton, Buford (Mrs.) (50 Years Ago)

Mrs. Buford Compton Dies At Little Rock. . Mrs. Buford Compton died at 12:20 today (1949) at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 10/6/1949)


Compton, Ethel M. (Lofland) Caviness (Mrs.)

Mrs. Buford Compton, aged 70, of Wing died Monday, January 9, in the hospital at Danville. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Lofland of Bluffton. She had attended Galloway College at Searcy and was a member of the Methodist church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Tom Caviness of Carlsbad, N. Mex. and Don Caviness of Wing; two step- daughters, Mrs. C. R. George and Mrs. Dick Keathley, of Danville; one brother, Homer Lofland, of Bluffton; a sister, Gussie Lofland, of Bluffton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Danville Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was at Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 26, 1967 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Compton, Jap Caviness

Mrs. Jap Caviness Compton - Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church in Danville at 2 p. m. Saturday for Mrs. Jap Caviness Compton, 57, wife of Buford Compton, former Yell County Sheriff and Collector. Burial was in the family cemetery in Briggsville with Cornwell Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Compton died in a Little Rock hospital last Thursday after a long illness. She had been active in state and county affairs and a former member of the Democratic Central Committee and was county president of the Democratic Women. She was president of Danville and Fourche Valley P. T. A., President of the Women's Christian Service Society of the Danville Methodist Church, chairman of the Yell County Tuberculosis Association, and a steward in the Methodist Church at Wing. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. D. N. Keathley, Wing and Mrs. C. R. George, Danville; her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Caviness, Danville; four sisters, Mrs. D. B. White, Silver City, N. M. Mrs. Robert J. Compton, Phoenix, Mrs. Charles Nixon, Gary, Ind. and Mrs. Blakeley Gallagher, Hot Springs; a brother, Clyde Caviness, Danville and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 13, 1949)


Compton, R. A. "Andy"

R. A. (Andy) Compton, aged 65, a native of Wing, died at Carlsbad, New Mexico, Sunday, while he and his wife were enroute home from a visit on the west coast. Mr. Compton was born at Wing, a son of the late Judge and Mrs. R. T. Compton and was educated in Yell county schools and at Hendrix College. He was connected with the Arkansas Louisiana Gas company at Russellville for a number of years, and served as County Treasurer and inspector for the State Revenue department of Faulkner county for several years. He returned to Wing and retired some time ago. Mr. Compton was member of the Methodist church and consistory Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable Caviness Compton; a son Bill Bob Compton, of Lake Charles, La.; a daughter, Mrs. J. F. Nicholson of Whittier, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Eubanks, of Little Rock, and three brothers, Thomas J., of Little Rock; Buford of Wing, and R. Sterling Compton of Waco, Tex., and one grandson.

Funeral will be this afternoon at 2:00 at the Wing Methodist church, by Rev. J. G. Greening. Burial will be at the family cemetery at Wing, under direction of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 19, 1953)

Compton, Robert C. Bob

Robert C. Bob Compton, 76 of El Dorado, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2005 at his residence. He was born March 27, 1929 in El Dorado to the late Thomas Junius and Virginia Densma Knox Compton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Hendrix College in 1949 and the University of Arkansas Law School in 1952. He was a former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.), 1952-1953 and sought the nomination as the Democratic candidate for Governor in 1970. He served as a Special Associate Justice and Special Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and served as Special Chairman of the Arkansas Bar Association, serving as President 1975-1976. He was a member by Invitation of the American College Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was also the recipient of the Arkansas Outstanding Lawyer in 1988. In May 2004, the University of Arkansas School of Law dedicated a classroom in his name. He received the Award for Excellence from the Arkansas Bar Foundation, Arkansas Bar Association in June 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James Knox Compton and Buford John Compton.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Compton of El Dorado two sons, Robert C. Compton, Jr. and Walter Knox Compton both of El Dorado daughter, Cathleen Villee Compton of Little Rock and four grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, August 8, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado with Dr. Dan Loomis officiating. Burial followed at Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado. Active pallbearers were Drew Hobbs, Floyd Thomas, Jr., Joe Hickey, Walter Cowger, Jamie Pratt, Gene Bramblett, Joe Woodward and H.Y. Rowe. Honorary pallbearers include members of the Union County Bar Association. Memorials may be made to the Robert C. Compton Law Scholarship Fund, c/o UCCF, P.O. Box 148, El Dorado, AR 71730 or Community Hospice, 1426 N. West Ave., El Dorado. AR 71730. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 24, 2005)


Compton, Robert J.

Robert J. Compton, age 87, of Riviera, AZ. died September 15, in the V. A. Hospital in Prescott, AZ. He was a member of the Seven Day Adventist Church and a native of Yell County. He was a retired Major in the United States Army, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and a prisoner of war for four years during World War II. He was a retired poultry inspector and farmer.

Survivors are his wife, Ava; two daughters, Kathleen Hook of Albuquerque, NM and Helen Lord of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Lucille Bevers of Dension, Texas and Dotts Croft of Malaga, NM. Remains will be buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Briggsville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Dardanelle, Arkansas Post-Dispatch, 9/26/1990)


Compton, Robert Starling

R.S. (Starling) Compton, age 82 of Waco, Tex., a former resident of Fourche Valley, died November 27 in the hospital at Danville. He was a retired fanner and merchant and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Robert J. Compton of Wing; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Beavers of Waco and Mrs. Dottie Craft of Carlsbad, New Mex.; two brothers Buford Compton of Wing and Thomas J. Compton of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. R.M. Eubanks of Little Rock; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Briggsville Methodist Church by Rev. C.H. Farmer and Rev. Conners. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Compton, Starling (Mrs.)

Mrs. Starling Compton, age 72 died in Waco, Texas Sunday, September 4. Mrs. Compton's home was formerly at Wing.

Survivors are her husband, Starling of Waco, one son, Robert Compton of Wing; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Norman of Waco and Mrs. James Craft of Malaga, N. Mex.; two brothers, J. P. Briggs of Briggsville and Shannon Briggs of Longview, Wash.; five sisters, Mrs. Ruben Humphrey of Rover, Mrs. Rastus Kelly of Nola, Mrs. W. A. Pitts of Ola, Mrs. M. L. Smith of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Harley Cudd of Corpus Christi, Texas, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 8, 1955)


Compton, Virginia Knox

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Knox Compton, wife of Tom J. Compton of Prescott, who died Sunday, were conducted at Little Rock Tuesday by the Rev. Fred G. Roebuck of Ft. Smith. Burial was in the Briggsville cemetery, where brief services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Dorman of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 29, 1948)


Condley, W. W. (Mrs.)

Mrs. W. W. Condley, age 65, died in her home in Ola, Sunday. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a native of Tennessee.

She is survived by three sons, John Condley, Ola; J. B. Condley in Oklahoma and Ernest Condley In California; a daughter, Mrs. R. G. Owens of Ola; a brother, Benny Shell, in Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Holt, Little Rock; Mrs. Irby Wrick, in Oklahoma and Mrs. Okey Hale, in Louisiana and 10 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 20, 1952)


Coney, Garland Dale

Garland Dale Coney, age 54 of Dardanelle, died Monday at his home in Dardanelle. He was born October 2, 1949 in Dardanelle to the late George Coffey.

Survivors are his mother, Rena Barness Hicks Coffey; a brother, Toby Coffey of Dardanelle; two sisters, Joy McVey and Sara Adams, both of Dardanelle and a host of nephews, nieces, coins and friends.

Graveside services were Tuesday, at New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 31, 2003)


Conley, Bertha Banks

Bertha Banks Conley, age 92, of Atkins, AR, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born October 10, 1910 in Hattieville, AR the daughter of the late Jacob and Matilda Gullett Baughman. She was a Pentecostal.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Banks and W. P. Conley and two sons, Berman and Donald Banks.

She is survived by three sons, Bobby Banks of Russellville, Doyle Banks and Jim Banks both of Atkins; three daughters, Billie Sue Latham of Little Rock, Fern Latham of Danville and Patsy Jordan of Morrilton; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was July 5, 2003 at Hillcrest Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Jimmy Hallum and Rev. David Downum officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Donald, Mike and Greg Banks, Bobby Latham, Jimmy and James Steams and Greg Glenn. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 9, 2003)


Connally, Oscar C.

RUSSELLVILLE - Funeral for Oscar C. Connally, age 48, of Carlsbad, N. M. formerly of Rover (Yell County), who died Wednesday, was Monday with arrangements by Shinn and Son Funeral Home of Russellville.

He was a Methodist and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William B. Allen of Little Rock; two brothers, Green Connally and Bill Connally of New Mexico, and five sisters, Mrs. Lovie Cathey, Miss Wanda Connally, Mrs. Johnnie Pickens, Mrs. Nell Jones and; Mrs. Tess Walterscheid of New Mexico. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 3/7/1967)


Connally, W. O.

W. O. Connally, age 83, died July 20th at Rover.

Survivors include three sons, Green and Bill of Carlsbad, New Mex., Oscar of Rover; five daughters, Mrs. Lovie Cathey, Mrs. Johnnie Pickens, Mrs. Nell Jones and Mrs. Tess Walterscheid, all of Carlsbad, New, Mex. and Miss Wanda Connally of the home, 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lela Martin, Mrs. Laura Watson and Mrs. Pearle Mitchell all of Rover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 30, 1959)


Connaughton, George C.

Col. Connaughton Killed In Action- Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Connaughton of Paris were notified Wednesday morning their son, Lieut. Col. George C. Connaughton, 44 years old, was killed in action November 30, 1950 in Korea. Connaughton was born and reared in Paris, graduated from Paris high school, and was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic church. Lieutenant Colonel Connaughton, a member of the First Cavalry division of the Eighth Army, had been in the army 15 years. He left Japan August 1, for Korea with Maj. Gen. Lawton Walker.

He is survived by his wife of Little Rock; one daughter, Mary Ann, a student at St. Scholastica's academy in Fort Smith; one brother, Mike of Danville; and five sisters, Mrs. Reynolds Maus and Mrs. O. B. Carter of Paris, Mrs. Frank Limbird of Scranton, Mrs. Tony Jasper of Fort Smith and Mrs. Jay Kirschoos of Paragould. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 14, 1950)


Conway, Veda Mae

Veda Mae Conway, age 75, of Belleville, AR died Wednesday, July 9, 1998 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Booneville, AR. She was born October 30, 1922 in Belleville, AR to the late Jack and Rosie Reed Smith. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terrence Catlett Conway, Sr.

Survivors are two sons, Charles Conway of Leesville, LA and Terry Jr. Conway of Belleville, AR; three daughters, Daisy Thomas of Booneville, AR, Terry Cathy Earls of Jennings, OK and Rose Conway of Danville, AR; one brother, Claud Smith of Belleville, AR; three sisters, Clyde Carter of Belleville, AR, Vira Bullard of Oklahoma City, OK and Freda Moore of Henrietta, OK; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 11, 1998 at Russell Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 15, 1998)


Cook, Audrey M.

Audrey M. Cook, age 87, a resident of Little Rock, AR, formerly of Ola, AR died Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock, AR. She was born on May 8, 1912 at Bluffton, AR to William Ethan Raper and Nancy lee Sinclair. She was a homemaker, member of the Ola Eastern Star 386 and was a member of the Plainview Assembly of God Church and attended the Ola United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by, her parents, husbands, Robert Edward James, David George, Harold Edwin Cook, several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was January 27 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service officiated by Rev. John Zolk. Memorials may be made to the Ola Methodist Church, PO Box 327, Ola, AR 72853. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 2, 2000)


Cook, Claud C.

Ola Man Found Dead In Home - Claud C. Cook, 74, was found dead in his home at Ola on Monday afternoon. He had apparently been dead for less than 24 hours. Cook, who has no close relatives, had not been seen around Ola since last Thursday. When he failed to bring his laundry to Mrs. Ervin Davis on Monday, she had Mr. Davis go to Cook's home to see if anything was wrong. Davis was accompanied by Major John White. They found Cook's body on the floor under his bed. Chairs were overturned and the room was in disorder. Sheriff Earl Ladd and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney C. R. George investigated and impaneled a coroners jury, who returned a verdict of death due to unknown causes. Examination at Cornwell Funeral Home revealed no cuts or bruises or other evidence of foul play on the body and officers assumed that he died of a heart attack. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 24, 1955)


Cook, Claude

Claude Cook, age 82, of Dardanelle died at his home Friday. He was the son of Hume and Angeline George Cook, was a native of Mt. George, a merchant and farmer and a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Hume and T. Cook of Dardanelle; one brother, Virgil Cook of Dardanelle; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Mt. George Church of Christ with C.V Langford officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Cook, Delia May

Delia May Cook, age 90, of Ola, AR died Friday, April 17, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was a native of DeQueen, AR and was a daughter of the late Joe and Emilee Hadley Barnes. She was a dietitian and cook in the nursing home field and was a member of the Easter Star and the Ola United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Cook, Jr.

Survivors include three sons, Joe David Cook of Clackamas, OR, John Edwin Cook of Houston, Tx and Daniel Ray Cook of Deltona, FL; two daughters, Juanita Major of Paron, AR and Bernice Duke of Fort Collins, CO; twenty four grandchildren, twenty six great-grandchildren and five-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 22, 1999 at Ola United Methodist Church with Rev. John Zolk officiating. Burial will be in Ola Sandlin Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 P. M. Wednesday, at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 1999)


Cook, Dovie Holiman

Mrs. Dovie Holiman Cook of 6301 Lee Ave. a retired bookkeeper and assistant cashier for the Yell County Bank, widow of J. Elton Cook, died Wednesday. Mrs. Cook was a Baptist Medical Center volunteer with 18,000 accumulated hours, a member since 1918 of the Adah Chapter No. 156 Order of Eastern Star and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Funeral will be at 9:30 a. m. Saturday at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Sandlin Cemetery, Ola. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Medical Center Auxiliary or to the Hispanic Ministry of Holy Souls. The family will be at 1724 Biscayne.

Survivors are a brother, Homer Holiman of Ola, and a sister, Mrs. E. A. Matthews of Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/20/1988)


Cook, Esther Banister

Esther Banister Cook, age 102 of Danville, died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born March 10, 1905 in Clinton, AR, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William and Mandy Chandler Maddox. She was a homemaker and mother and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Plainview, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rufus Banister and Milton Cook; a son, Floyd Banister; brothers, Coniver Maddox, Kinslow Maddox, Hurley Maddox; and sisters, Mildred Godfrey and Joy Hodges.

Survivors include daughters, Winnie Sills of Danville, Shirley Limbocker of Danville; sisters, Jearl Hodges of Plainview, TX, Wanda Webster of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren, Winfred Banister, Wendell Limbocker, Glenda Limbocker Vaughn, Ricky Sills; 7 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Services were held Monday, May 7, at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Godfrey officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Lemons, Larry Gee, Chris Vaughn, Leslie Vaughn, Todd Rood, and Tony Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers were Winfred Banister, Wendell Limbocker, and Ricky Sills. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 9, 2007)


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