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George Velpo Claud, age 53, died Sunday, August 15, 1948 in St. Mary's Hospital, Russellville, AR.
Services were held in the Belleville Methodist church at 3:00 p. m. Monday August 16th. The Rev. Billy Dennis, pastor of the Church at Belleville, assisted by the Rev. Charles Finch of Booneville delivered the messages. Velpo had been a member of the Methodist Church since a young man. He was a Veteran of World War I and saw active duty in France.
He is survived by his widow, Stella, a son, Norman of Los Angeles, California; a daughter, Norma Leigh, of the home; three brothers, Herman of Belleville; Rev. I. L. of Booneville; and Ewing of Los Angeles, Calif. besides a host of relatives and friends. Burial was in Russell Cemetery by Gardner Funeral Home of Russellville. The flowers were many and beautiful. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 19, 1948)
Parilla Jane Claud, age 102, of Morrilton, AR died Thursday, December 30, 1999. She was born November 2, 1897 in Belleville, AR, a daughter of John Simeon Pledger and Willie Austin Sanders Pledger. She was the widow of Rev. I. L. Claud and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include, two sons. Dr. L. L. Claude Jr. of Charlottesville, VI and John Dee Claud of Red Oak, TX; one daughter, Betty Jane Warren of Morrilton, AR; one brother, Earl Pledger of Danville, AR; one sister, Adriel Misenheimer of Lake Isabelle, CA; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Homer and Dorothy Claude; infant son, Pledger Claud; brothers, Paul, Carl and Cleo; sister, Audrey Apple and an infant sister, Eschol Pledger.
Funeral service was January 3, 2000 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Russell Moore and Rev. Ellis Edward Warren officiating. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton, AR. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 5, 2000)
Francis Marion Clelland, age 75, of Chickalah Mountain, AR died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born in Waynesburg, PA January 3, 1924 son of the late Clifton A. and Elizabeth Clelland. He retired after many years of employment, from the Danville, Illinois Chicken Ranch. He served in the Army during WWII and Korea.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Clelland; a sister, Betty Cook; a grandson, Vittorio Fana and an infant daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Olander Clelland; two sons, Rudy Clelland of Akron, OH and Charlie Clelland of Chickalah Mountain, AR; daughter, Judy Fana of Akron, OH; a brother, Tom Clelland of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; two sisters, Mary Belle Ryals of Akron, OH and Ruth Darden of Orlando, FL; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral service was held July 16, 1999 at the Chickalah Mountain Springs Cemetery with Rev. Jim Henderson officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 21, 1999)
Mrs. Druzy Beatrice Clem, age 85, of Cherry Valley, sister of Ed Graham of Plainview, died Sunday, December 18, 1983.
Survivors also include a son, a daughter, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Bay Village Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Harrisburg by Jackson Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/18/1983)
DARDANELLE - Mrs. Ada Belle Clement, age 90, of Rover (Yell County) died Sunday. She was a retired postmaster of Rover and a member of the Rover Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, W. J. Clement of Dardanelle, Charles B Clement of Memphis and Virgil Green of Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. Hollie Johnson of Alabama, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at Rover Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hunt Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 11/16/72)
Baxter Lee Clement, M. D. 87, of 500 Beach Road, Indian River Shores, Florida, formerly of Plain-view, Arkansas, died unexpectedly January 9, 1993, at Indian River Memorial Hospital. He was born February 3, 1905, in Rover, Arkansas, and was a resident of Indian River Shores for 20 years after moving from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Clement was an orthopedic surgeon in private practice for 50 years, practicing in New Jersey and Florida. He received his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He was a Major in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, He authored several orthopedic papers for medical journals; was president of the Florida Orthopedic Society from 1973-74; and was a member of many medical organizations including the American Medical Society, Florida Medical Society, Florida Orthopedic Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, fellow of the International College of Surgeons, diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, fellow of the American Academy for Surgery of Trauma, member of the Southern Medical Association and the Fort Lauderdale Orthopedic Society. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; a son, William Baxter Clement, III of Southern Pines, NC; a daughter, Mary Suzanne McCann of Indian River Shores, FL; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held January 11. The family request that donations in Dr. Clement's memory be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the Plainview Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1-20-1993)
Dr. Charles Clement, age 74, outstanding physician of Yell County and a native of Rover, died Thursday night in the St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. A son of early settlers, William A. and Carolyne McCall Clement, he was born at Rover and began his career as a physician in 1896, following his graduation from Vanderbilt Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. He was married to Miss Ada Bell Fry at Rover in 1901. Mrs. Clement survives him. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Rover, a Mason and was a member of the Armita Grotto in Ft. Smith.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, Charles Baxter Clement, an original Wonder Boy at Arkansas Tech, now of Knoxville, Tenn., William John Clement, Dardanelle and Marc Ray Clement, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Holly Johnson of Abertville, Ala.; one brother, Oscar Clement of Springfield, Ore.; and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 26, 1949)
O. L. Clement, 89, of Eugene, Oregon, died last week at his home. He moved to Fourche Valley at an early age, living at Gravelly, Bluffton and Rover. He attended school at Rover and Belleville, also at Hendrix College at Conway. He worked in banks at Dardanelle, Ola and Danville; was a member of the Legislature for Yell County, was a member of the constitutional convention, assistant county clerk, school superintendent and surveyor while in Yell County. He was first married to Ada McCarrell of Danville; and later to Vinia Littlejohn, a sister of the late Mrs. John Chambers Sr.
He was survived by eight children including Oscar Clement of Oregon and W. H. Clement of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 29, 1958)
Omer D. Clement, age 39, died Tuesday morning at the Danville Clinic following a short illness. Mr. Clement had arrived here Friday night from Tipton, Calif. to visit relatives, and was ill upon his arrival.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters in California; three sisters, Mrs. John Garner of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Paul Sanders and Hattie Clement of Danville and his mother, Mrs. Laura Clement of Danville.
The body was sent to Tulare, Calif. for burial. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 28, 1950)
Oscar Lee Clement, Jr. age 89, of Junction City, Ore. a native of Danville, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004. He was born October 8, 1914, he was the son of the late Oscar Lee Sr. and Vinia Pearl Littlejohn Clement, a graduate of Springfield, (Ore. High School and an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Bronze Star. He was a mechanic in the timber industry working for Loggers Contractors Inc.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Clement.
Survivors include a brother, Charles Clement of Redmond, Ore. three sisters, Ina Hamer of Redmond, Wash. Selma Rees of Eugene, Ore. and Carolyn Rose of Rathdrum, Idaho; and several nephews and nieces.
Arrangements are by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Junction City Retirement Assisted Living or to a charity of choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)
Sarah Clement, age 24, of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Russellville, AR, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, December 29, 2006 in Birmingham. The daughter of John and Jan McColl Clement, she was born May 9, 1982 in Clarksville. She was an outstanding athlete, and was a member of the Russellville High School varsity basketball, varsity track and varsity golf team. She was named to the Arkansas AllState Girls Basketball and Track Teams in both her junior and senior years in high school. She graduated with highest honors from Russellville High School in 2000 and was admitted to the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame that same year. She was further honored by RHS with the establishment of the RHS Sarah Clement Women's Athletic Sportsmanship Award, to be awarded annually beginning in 2006. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and she was a finalist in the Russellville Rotary Club's Young Person of the Year. She received the Arkansas Activities Association's Active Scholar Award in 2000 and Tyson's Achievement Award in 2000. She enjoyed mentoring younger athletes and served as a camp counselor and referee at the Arkansas Tech University Women's Basketball summer camps in 2000-2003. Sarah realized the importance of academics and also tutored RHS students in calculus, chemistry and English. Sarah's volunteer spirit was rooted in her spirituality and was evidenced in her work with the Campus Outreach at the Summer Beach Project in 2001, the Appalachian Service Summer Mission Project Trips in 1998-2000. She participated in Relay For Life and was a Special Olympics softball coach. She received her bachelor of science in pre-medicine in 2005 from Samford University in Birmingham. She was a member of the Samford University varsity basketball team and the varsity track team from 2000-2005 and was Team Captain for the Samford Women's Basketball Team in 2004-2005. She was a member of the university Student Athlete Advisory Committee from 2001-2005. She continues to hold the Samford University discus record in track. Saran was named to the All-Trans Atlantic Athletic Conference in Track in 2001, the Academic All-Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2001, the Academic All-Athletic Sun Conference in 2002-2003 and the Academic All-Ohio Valley Conference in 2002-2003. She continued her volunteer work while working on her degree from Samford. She worked as a reading coach with Edgewood Elementary students in Homewood, Alabama and served as a mentor to Oak Mountain, Alabama students. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Lambda Delta Honor Society and Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society. She was also a member of the Samford University Fellowship of Christian Athletes. During the summer of 2004 Sarah worked at Southeastern Orthotics and Prosthetics in Chattanooga assisting patients in the fit and production of custom orthotics. Beginning in June of 2005 she began work as a radiation therapy attendant at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham in the radiation oncology department. Sarah was planning to start physical therapy school at UAB next week. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Russellville and attended Church of the Highlands in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
She was preceded by her paternal grandparents, W. J. and Thelma Clement and maternal grandfather, Allan C. McColl.
She is survived by her parents, John and Jan Clement, Russellville; two sisters a brother-in-law, Meghan Clement, Orlando, FL and Amy (Clement) and Gordon Sasser of Prairie Grove; maternal grandmother, Ernestine McColl of Chattanooga, TN; aunts and uncles, Ginny and John Nevins, Atlanta, GA; Bruce and Lynn McColl, Tuscaloosa, AL, Mike McColl, Chattanooga, TN, Mark and Margarent McColl, Birmingham, AL; a nephew, Louis Sasser, Prairie Grove; nine first cousins; extended family, William and Elizabeth Iraheta and their children, Jacqueline, Chris, Erica and Sarah of Danville.
Funeral will be at 10 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Russellville. Burial will be at Hunt's Chapel at Rover, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Honorary pallbearers will be her fellow athletes and coaches including AAU, Plainview, Russellville and Samford. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 South Denver, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and guest book may be found at wwwr.humphrevfuneral.com.
A memorial service will be held on the Samford University Campus at 2 pm on Sunday, January, 7 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 3, 2007)
Thelma Webb Clement, age 91, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday night, March 31, 2001 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born December 5, 1909 at Hillsboro, TX, daughter of the late Sydney P. and Mamie Cheatham Webb. She was a retired vice-president and member of the board of directors of First State of Plainview, former owner of Clement Insurance Agency and licensed property and casualty insurance agent. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, Dardanelle Garden Club and Dardanelle Book Club and formerly a member of the board of directors of Bay Ridge Boat and Golf Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. J. Clement; a sister, Pauline Lightsey and two brothers, Joe T. and Syndey Webb.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Jan Clement of Russellville, AR; three granddaughters, Amy and Gordon Sasser of Tucson, AZ, Meghan Clement of Tuscaloosa, AL and Sarah Clement of Russellville, AR; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Webb of Garland, TX and Mildred Clement Johnson of Asheville, NC and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held April 3 at the Dardanelle United Methodist Church by Rev. Floyd Ervin. Arrangements by Corn well Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Dardanelle First United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2001)
William John (Jay) Clement, age 68 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, October 8th at Ola, He was the president and Chairman of the Board of First State Bank Plainview and Ola, Chairman of the Board of the Dardanelle Industries, past President of the Bank Administrative Institute of Central, Arkansas, Charter Member of, the Dardanelle Rotary Club, a 32 Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Dr. C. B. and Ada Fry Clement. Mr. Clement first started in banking in 1961. He was named President and Chairman in 1963. He was born and raised in Rover, and was a life-long president in Yell County.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Webb Clement; one son, John Clement of Rover; one brother, C. B. Clement of Memphis and one sister, Mildred Johnson of Alabama; one step-son, William Croom of Dardanelle; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Gordan of Memphis, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at the Cornwell Chapel Thursday at 2 o clock with the Rev. Frank demons officiating. Interment was at the Rover Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. Pallbearers were W. E. Watson, V. E. Lambert, James Bata, Jack Walker, Burl Harris, W. E. Millinax, Harley Wood, E. D. Buckman. Honorary Pallbearers Members of Arkansas Bankers Ass n. Members of Central Arkansas Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute, Members of Dardanelle Industries, Director, Officers, Employees of First State Bank. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-17-1974)
Barbara Jean Patton Clements, age 73, of Waldron, AR died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in Waldron. She was a retired Registered Nurse, a Methodist, member of the Eastern Star and an Artist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Clements.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeannine Clements of Pennington, NJ and Cynthia Clements of Gravelly, AR; one sister, Dodie McSpadden of Russellville, AR; one brother, Pat Patton of Lexington, KY and four grandchildren, Will and Virginia Adair and Rachael and Lily Hale.
Funeral service will be today, July 31 at 2:00 p. m. at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers will be Steve Smith, Mike McSpadden, Mikell McSpadden, Keith Caviness, Bill Dalton, Kenny Johnston and Butch Garner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 31, 2002)
Eugene E. Clements, age 73 of Plainview, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born May 1, 1937 in Little Rock, AR to Wilburn and Monteen Tarkington Clements. He was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Wilburn Clements.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Lucy Clements; mother, Monteen Clements of Jacksonville; children, Eugene Clements, Jr. and wife, Anna of Scott, AR, Raymond Clements and wife, Mary of Bauxite, AR, Debra Larch and husband, David of Plainview; brother, John Clements and wife, Phylis of Plainview; sisters, Ena George and husband, Curtis of Jacksonville, AR, Carolyn Brown and husband, Miles of Jacksonville, AR; five grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a great-grandson due any day.
Funeral service was Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Mayflower. Pallbearers were Jean and Jimmy Hoss, Taylor Cross, Wayde George, Chester and Logan Gay. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010)
Mrs. Selma Clements, 77, of Bluffton died Tuesday, July 18, at Yell County Hospital at Danville. She was a member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Elmer Coleman of Upland, CA, and Jesse Coleman of North Little Rock; and a sister, Miss Vera Coleman of Bluffton.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bluffton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Royce Savage. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery at North Little Rock. Active pallbearers were Nooner Bellew, Bill Aikman, Farris Jones, Billy C. Ferguson, Henry Smallwood and Harold Montgomery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 26, 1978)
WALDRON - W. H. Sonny Clements, age 64, of Waldron, a poultry sales representative, died Sunday. (5-15-88) Clements was an Army veteran of World War II, a Mason, a Shriner and a Methodist. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Poultry Federation.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Gravelly United Methodist Church, Gravelly (Yell County). Burial will be in Parks Cemetery by Rice-Martin Funeral Home.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Patton Clements; two daughters. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/15/1988)
Doris Clemmons, 80 of Dardanelle, departed this life Saturday, August 08, 2015, at the River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle surrounded by her family. She was born August 18, 1934, in Aly, AR to Otto Clayton Potter & Mary Vinita McCubbin Potter.
She is preceded in death by her father; daughter, Jeaneeta Sardis; granddaughter, Mary Graves; sister, Jerry Dean Whitworth.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Clemmons; 3 daughters, Linda Oppel (Robert), Dardanelle, Sharon Kay Ball (Frank) Modesto CA, Karen Fay Fak, Stockston, CA; 4 sons, Joseph Michael Graves (Alex), Fayetteville, Jerry Lawrence Andrews (Anna) Seminole, OK, Stephen Clemmons (Kathy) Rogers, Stanley Clemmons, Kansas City, MO; 10 brothers & sisters, Vinita Spears, Jeraldean Tarkington, Nadeane Jones, Junior Scarbrough, Robert Scarbrough, Becky Silva, John Woodard, Bill Woodard, James Potter, Carney Potter; 17 grandchildren, Ryan Fak, Erick Fak, Tyler Oppel, Kelly Morgan, Chris Landers, Kenny Cunigan, Karis Cunigan, Jesse Andrews, Caspian Andrews, Jason Smithheart, Sarah Smith, Stephanie Medford, Aaron Graves, Brett Love, Sean Clemmons, Evan Clemmons, Chris Allen; 19 great-grandchildren & 2 great great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Doris had so many hobbies and things she enjoyed, quilting, crocheting, gardening, fishing, bingo, just to mention a few. She would take her grandchildren in her old blue truck to pick muscadine's and take her boys fishing. Wilbur would mow down her flowers and she would plant more. Wilbur & Doris loved to go to Plainview on Tuesday nights to listen to the gospel music. She and Wilbur loved baseball, even though they each had separate favorite teams. Doris was for the Atlanta Braves and Wilbur cheered on the St. Louis Cardinals. She also enjoyed researching genealogy and her heritage.
Visitation was held Monday night, 5 - 7 pm, at Broussard Funeral Chapel. Graveside funeral service and burial was 9 am at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, AR, under the direction of Broussard Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Robert Oppel, Tyler Oppel, Ryan Fak, Erick Fak, Chris Landers & Danny Tarkington. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.broussardfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 12, 2015)
Bertha Lee Clemons, age 78, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, August 7, 1998 at American Transitional Hospital in Little Rock, AR. Born December 10, 1919 in Piggott, she was the daughter of Millard and Minne Dunston Curry. She was a homemaker and member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Clemons; a daughter, Linda Louise Clemons and a brother, M. L. Curry.
Survivors include two sons, John Henry Clemons and David Wayne Clemons both of Texas; a daughter, Bettie Youngman of Dardanelle; five sisters, Thelma Childers of Dardanelle, Leona Parish of Michigan, Lela Cox of St. Louis, Georgia Bolen of McDougal and Miriam Luter of Corning; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was Monday at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Tom McElmurry. Burial was at the Graves Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 12, 1998)
Douglas Wayne Clemons, age 74, of Danville, AR died Friday, February 20, 2004 at St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR. He was born in Danville on December 28, 1929 to the late William Douglas and Lottie Freeman Clemons. He was retired from International Paper and a farmer. He was a member of the Danville Free Will Baptist Church and the Danville Masonic Lodge 41.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Oscar Fleming.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Clynell Clemons; two daughters and a son-in-law, Paulette and Larry lane of Belleville, AR and Patsy Morris of Ft. Campbell, KY and fiance Stephen James Cantlion of Ft. Lewis, WA; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherrie Clemons of Cabot, AR; two brothers, Recil and Gerald Clemons; three sisters, Shelba Carroll, Cathy Hinkle and Joann Heal all of Michigan; his mother-in-law, Lona Fleming of Danville; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral service was February 23, 2004 at the Danville Free Will Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic Rites was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Ronnie and Scott Spears, David Davis, Chuck Morton, Victor and Tony Patton. Honorary were Bobby Burrows, Jerry Spears and the Danville Masonic Lodge 41. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)
Everett Ewing Clemons, age 83, of Havana, AR died Thursday, January 18, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born May 31, 1923 in Belleville, AR the son of the late William and Leah Mae Pierce Clemons. He was a retired construction worker, an active member and trustee of the Havana Assembly of God Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Danville Lodge 41 and Belleville Lodge 394 and a WWII Navy veteran. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends and was admired and respected by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Lou Moore Clemons.
He is survived by his wife, Loeva Burcham Clemons of the home; one daughter, Deborah Clemons Whited of Jonesboro, AR; four sons, Glyn Clemons of Orlando, FL, Larry Clemons of No. Little Rock, AR, Mark Clemons of Athens, AL and Gregory Clemons of Ward, AR; a step daughter Shirley Burcham of Tulsa, OK; a sister, Mary Nell Adair of Belleville, AR; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service was January 22, 2007 at the Assembly of God Church in Havana with Rev. Bob Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Larry Keene, Tim Wiseman, Michael Adair, Paul Adair, Bobby Ross, Michael Ross, Rex Holstine and Matt Hill. Honorary were Clinton Russell, Flint Harris, Michael Clemons and Jake Clemons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 24, 2007)
Funeral services were held February 24, 2000 in Tracy, CA for Hazel Katherine demons, age 80, of Tracy, CA who passed away on February 18, 2000 at New Hope Care Center. She was a native of Havana, AR and had lived in Tracy for 52 years. She worked as a machine operator for H.J. Heinz Co. until her retirement in 1975. She loved taking trips to Reno with Tracy Senior Citizens. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lloyd Clemons of Tracy; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jud Clemons of Tracy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Steve Stinnett of Tracy and Margaret and Gary Barton of Atwater; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Joanne Vess of St. Louis; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 8, 2000)
Mrs. Leah Mae Clemons, age 64, died in a Booneville hospital Wednesday, December 26, 1952.
She is survived by her husband, Hubert Clemons; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Adair and Mrs. Cecil Adair of Havana; six sons, Alpha Clemons of Yakama, Wash. Douglas Clemons of Danville, Loyd Clemons of Tracy, Calif. Floyd Clemons of Crockett, Calif. Glenn Clemons of Booneville and Everett Clemons of Norman Okla.; two brothers, Joe Pearce of Waco, Tex. and Charlie Pearce of Danville; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 3, 1952)
It is with both joy in celebration with Lois Adair Clemons and her reunion with her beloved husband of almost fifty years, Harold Glen Clemons, and with sadness for those of us who have been left behind, that we announce the death of Lois at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Lois, who was 91 years old, succumbed to a brief illness, and died peacefully with her family around her. Lois was born in Havana, the daughter of William Columbus Adair and I. Ola Gibbs Adair. Both Lois and Glen spent many years working in Booneville at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium/Arkansas Children's Colony before retiring to Havana, then Springdale, and ultimately back to Yell County.
Lois is survived by two daughters, Gwendloyn Clemons Jolley Wiltsee and her husband Kenneth Wiltsee of Atlanta, Georgia and Jacqueline Clemons Keene and her husband Larry Keene of Springdale, Arkansas. In addi- tion, Lois was blessed with four grandchildren, Rex and Haley Holstein of Springdale; Ashley and Justin, also of Springdale; Katelyn Wiltsee of Atlanta; and Kristina Wiltsee Meeker and Luke Meeker of Nashville, Indiana. Rounding out the immediate family are nine great-grandchildren, Natalie, Emily, Maddex, Braxton, and Hayden Holstein of Springdale; Landon and Blakelyn Kissinger of Springdale, Kaia Wiltsee of Atlanta, and Lyra Meeker of Nashville, Indiana. There are also two sister-in-laws, Joyce Adair and Mary Nell Adair who are included as survivors, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins of types, plus numerous others who know Lois as either Aunt Lois or Grandma Clemons, not by blood, but by choice, relationships built on long-term kindness and love. Lois was known as a person of faith and of kindness, a great listener, and a true supporter of those whom she loved. The description that she used about herself was that she would, "fight a circle saw" for those she loved. She was quiet, but strong; mild mannered, but tenacious; a person one could depend on to always be on "your side". Please join us at celebration of Lois's life at the Assembly of God Church in Havana, Arkansas where Lois was a long-term member. The service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015.
The service will be followed immediately by a graveside service conducted at Moore's Chapel in Waveland. Visitation was held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, at the funeral home. Arrangements 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 Oct 14, 2015)
Lorean Clemons, age 82 of Hampton, AR died Saturday, February 1, 1997 at St. Anthony's Hospital at Morrilton, AR. She was born February 24, 1914 in Bearden, AR to Robert Edward Buck Sr. and Hettie Elizabeth Gilbert. She was a housewife and member of the First Assembly of God Church of Hampton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Clemons.
Survivors include four daughters, Jimmie Strickland of Hampton, AR, Maxine Oglesbee of Gravelly, AR, Bobbie Murphy of Morrilton, AR and Sylvia Melvin of Conway, AR; a brother, B. J. Buck of Crossett, AR; two sisters, Gennie Steelman of Ocean Springs, MS and Alvernia Rogers of Hampton, AR; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was February 4, 1997 at the First Assembly of God Church in Hampton with Rev. James Olford and Rev. Henry Kellogg officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Dale Strickland, Danny Parker, Frank Murphy, Sander Melvin, Conlee Melvin, Kenny Evans, Roger Allison, Jr. and Reed Starkey. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 5, 1997)
Larry Ross Clepper age 64 of Searcy formerly of Burlington, OK died Friday, December 1, 2006 at White County Medical Center South. He was born January 16, 1942 at Cherokee, OK to Forest Ray and Rosalie Phoebe Beadman Clepper. He was a member of the Driftwood Christian Church in Driftwood, OK where he served as a Deacon. He was a farmer and operated a Barber Shop in Byron, OK and retired from Burlington Co-op after 25 years of Service.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Clepper and a sister, Donna Jean Ratcliff.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Marie Jones Clepper of Searcy; mother, Rosallee Beadman Clepper of Fairfax, OK; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Karen Clepper of Enid, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Keith Barrett of Lahoma, OK; son, David and Judy Weaver of Alva, OK; daughter, Regina Evans and Hollis Tullos of Searcy; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Edith Clepper of Denison, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Dodie and Don Sterling of Fairfax, OK; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his first wife, mother of Alan and Amanda, Sonya and Steve Booher of Burlington, OK and numerous family and friends.
Graveside services were held Monday, December 04, 2006 at New Hope Cemetery with Pastor Wylie Jones officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Hodgson, Buford Cloyd, Jake Somerhalter, Jim Ackerman, Jack Blevins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2006)
Elmer Cleveland Sr. age 87 of Springdale, died October 3, 2004 at Northwest Medical Center Washington County, Springdale. He was born August 4, 1917 at Ranger Arkansas. He was a Maintenance Engineer with the public schools and a WWII Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife Toni Howard of Springdale; son Elmer Cleveland (Cleve) Howard Jr. of Springdale; daughter Trisha Howard of Piano, Texas; three grandchildren, Lyle Houpt Jr. and Aleshia Houpt of Frisco, Texas, and Carissa DeAngelis of Wheaton, IL; four great grandchildren, Mason Houpt, Maitland Houpt, Ethan DeAngelis, and Christian DeAngelis.
Graveside services will be 1:00 Wednesday October 6, 2004 at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, Arkansas. Arrangements are with Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004)
Grover Armon Cleveland, age 89, died July 4th, 2011. He was born January 7, 1922 at Booneville, AR to Frank and Tissie Basinger Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and one brother. He was a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church. He worked 22 years for Boeing and Cessna Air Craft Companies at Wichita, Kansas and Sims Wood Shop for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elmeda; one son Gary Cleveland of Dardanelle; one daughter and son-in-law, Glen and Debbie Young of Atkins; one sister Judy O'Neal of Greenwood; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one on the way.
Funeral was July 7, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Tom McElmurry officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jul 13, 2011) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 13 Jul 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )
Services for Claude Jeff Click, age 61, who died Tuesday afternoon in a local hospital, will be at 1 p. m. Friday in The Jessieville High School Gymnasium. Rev. George Hooper, Baptist minister, will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Floyd Ward, W. R. Sheets, John Teal, Ray Murders, Joe Miller and Gene Glazener. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Jessieville School Board. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville by Caruth Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/28/1971)
HOT SPRINGS - Mrs. Velma M. Click, age 66, of Jessieville (Garland County) died Sunday, March, 21, 1976. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Willie Click of Nashville, three brothers, Earl Cathey of Texas, Erby Cathey of Melbourne and John H. Cathey of Briggsville; three sisters, Mrs. Neva Castleberry of Briggsville, Mrs. Gladys Mathis of Plainview and Mrs. Lois Wayland of Little Rock; her step-mother, Mrs. Mary Cathy of Briggsville, and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Briggsville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery by Carouth Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 3/21/1976)
Willie Collins Click, age 78, of Nashville, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born to the late Jeff and Velma Click, June 20, 1934, in Briggsville, Arkansas. Willie graduated from Jessieville High School in 1951 and earned his Bachelor & Masters degree from Henderson State University. He married Sue Howell Click in 1956. They lived together in Missouri, Fourche Valley, Dover, and Delight, before settling down in Nashville, Arkansas. Willie was passionate about coaching & teaching. He taught and coached for 40 years. In 1964, he coached the Delight Bulldogs, 42-0, Sr. Boys Basketball team to the class B State Championship. That same year, he coached the Arkansas All Star West Basketball team to a victory. Willie refereed High School Basketball for 25 years and was active in the Pee-wee basketball program in Nashville. Willie was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. Willie was an active member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville. He served 28 years in the Army National Guard and Reserves. After he retired, he enjoyed buying & selling antiques, fishing with friends and playing pitch with his friends at the Sr. Citizens Center in Nashville.
Willie is survived by his wife: Sue Howell Click of Nashville, Arkansas. Two children: Lance Collins Click of Little Rock and Cherri Click Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren; Collins Davis and Tess Davis.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Jake Howell and Verda Buster Howell, his brother-in-law Dwight Howell, and sister-in-law Margurete Howell.
Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday April 5, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville, Arkansas. Randy Hughes will conduct funeral services, on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Church of Christ, in Nashville, Arkansas. Burial will follow at the Delight, Arkansas Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. April 4, 2013, on-line at www.latimerfuneralhome.com)
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