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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, Cora F. (Davis) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Cora F. Coker, age 86 of Plainview, died July 26. She was the widow of the late Henry R. Coker, a lifetime member of the Ola Eastern Star and a member of the Birta Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Connie Coker of Ola, James B. Coker of California, Henry R. Coker Jr. of Connecticut, Theodore Coker of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Crank of Texas an Mrs. Edyth Jones of Greenwood; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2:30 Sunday at the Birta Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Leslie Flepp. Burial was in Birta Cemetery by Shinn and Son Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1966)

Coker, Glenn

Glenn Coker, 49, of Galt, Calif, died August 18 at his home following a short illness. He was a salesman, a former resident of Yell County and a member of the Galt Bethel Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Odean; two sons, Ronald and Danny Coker of Galt; four daughters; Gayle and Pamela Coker and Sue Woods of Galt, Mrs. Glenna Oaks of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister, Carmen Lewis of Lodi, Calif.

Funeral services were held August 20 in the chapel of the Lodi Funeral Home. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1965)

Coker, Glenn

Glenn Coker, 49, of Galt, Calif, died August 18 at his home following a short illness. He was a salesman, a former resident of Yell County and a member of the Galt Bethel Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Odean; two sons, Ronald and Danny Coker of Galt; four daughters; Gayle and Pamela Coker and Sue Woods of Galt, Mrs. Glenna Oaks of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister, Carmen Lewis of Lodi, Calif.

Funeral services were held August 20 in the chapel of the Lodi Funeral Home. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1965)

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)

Coker, Loretta Maree Johnson

Loretta Maree Johnson Coker, 84, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at her home. She was born February 18, 1920, in Ola, daughter of the late Henry C. and Catherine Long Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Leo Johnson and Willard Herman Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Connie V. Coker; a daughter and son-in-law, Elora Coker and Floyd Lumpkins of Dardanelle; a sister, Floy Chambers of Pasadena, Texas; a sister-in-law, Martha Jean Johnson of Ola; four nephews; and four nieces.

Funeral was Saturday at Shinn Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Ervin. Burial was in the Birta Cemetery at Birta by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004)


Coker, Mildred

Mildred Coker, age 78, a resident of Ola, AR died Monday, February 24, 1997 at home. She was born on October 27, 1918 at Ola, AR to Edwin and Ethel Frost Ellison. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late James B. Coker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was February 27, 1997 at the Birta Cemetery at Birta. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 5, 1997)


Coker, Theodore J.

Theodore J. Coker, age 85, of Milledgeville, GA, formerly of Ola, AR, died Tuesday, August 20 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. He was born October 24, 1910 at Ola, AR the oldest son of the late Henry R. Coker Sr and Cora Davis Coker. He was a retired Army Master Sgt and served in Europe, during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and past Commander of Post 8525 at Plainview and Post 8712 at Ola. He was a Honorary member at the Masonic Lodge, having served for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Coker of Gainesville, GA; one brother, Connie Coker of Plainview, AR; a step-daughter, Louise Bradley; of Roswell, GA; two step grandchildren, Judy Thomas of Alphratta, GA and Joel Adams of Florida; a niece, Elora Coker of Maryland and a nephew, G. R. Partee of Washington.

The body was cremated. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8/28/96)


Coker, Theodore Jackson

A memorial service will be held for Theodore Jackson Coker at 10 a. m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Birta Cemetery Pavilion. He died August 20, 1996 in Georgia and was cremated. A former resident of Ola and a veteran of WWII, he was Past Commander of VFW Posts 8525 at Plainview and 8712 at Ola and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 64 years.

Survivors are a brother, Connie Coker of Dardanelle; a step-daughter, Louise Bradley of Roswell, GA; a granddaughter, Judy Thomas of Alpharetta, GA; a grandson, Joel Adams of Florida; a niece Elora Coker of Dardanelle; a nephew, Grover Partee of Seattle, WA; His wife if 55 years, Helen Johnston Yarbrough Coker, died December 2003. You are invited to attend. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2004)


Coker, Winifred Mary

Winifred Mary Coker, age 84, of Mount Laurel, NJ, sister-in-law of Connie and Loretta Coker of Ola, AR. died Saturday, December 26, 1998 at Lawrenceville Nursing Home at Lawrenceville, NJ. A native of Trenton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Frances M. Coakley Stearle and widow of Henry Coker. She was a former teacher and was head of the Unemployment Department for the State of Connecticut for 20 years before retiring in 1974. She was an Army veteran of WWII receiving the Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the WAAC Service Ribbon and the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Bronze Star. She received a bachelor's degree from College of New Jersey formerly Trenton State College) and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a former member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church at Trenton and Saint Martin's Catholic Church at New Britain, Conn. and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, New Britain Red Cross, New Britain Quota Club and New Britain Museum Society.

Survivors also include two other sisters-in-law, Helen S. Stearle and Mae Stearle of Trenton, NJ and several nephews and nieces, including Elora Coker of Ola, AR.

Graveside service was held December 30, 1998 at the Birta Cemetery in Yell County, AR. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 1999)


Colbert, Faye Johnson

Mrs. Faye Johnson Colbert, of San Marcas, CA passed away March 23, 1999. She was born March 12, 1911 at Neeley, AR. She lived in Yell County and Dumas, AR until 1955.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie; one son, Joe and one brother, Joe Johnson.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Sarah Colbert of Rover, AR and Bob and Marzell Colbert of Fresno, CA; a daughter-in-law, Lois Colbert of Chula Vista, CA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and John Stratton, Valley Center, CA, Emma and Al Thomas of Valley Center, CA and Linda and Frank Perkins of San Marcos, CA; two sisters, Ruby Hogan and Lola Merold both of Rover, AR; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 27 in San Diego, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 1999)


Colbert, Grover Cleveland "G"

Grover "G" Cleveland Colbert, age 94, of Rover passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at his home. He was born December 7, 1921, in Plainview, AR to the late Grover C. & Bertha Jane Blackwood Colbert. G was a member of the United Plainview Methodist Church. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irbydale Padgett Colbert; son, Jim Colbert; and 8 slibings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Rothfus of Rover; grandsons, Michael Rothfus of Jacksonville; Christopher Rothfus of Little Rock; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law James & Kim Padgett of Russellville; Elmer & LaVada Padgett of Russellville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held at 10 am Saturday, July 9, 2106, at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Plainview. Visitation was from 9 to 10 am before service at the chapel. 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 Jul 13, 2016)

Colbert, Irbydale (Padgett)

Irbydale Padgett Colbert, age 85 of Little Rock, AR died Friday, February 4, 2011 at her home. She was born April 10, 1925 in Plainview, AR to Lewis Oliver and Retha Mary Stahl Padgett. She was a loving wife, mother and took joy in taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lewis "Otis" Padgett; and son, Jim Colbert.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Grover Colbert; daughter, Mary Rothfus of Little Rock, AR; three brothers. Bill Padgett and wife Donna of Oklahoma City, OK, James Padgett and wife Kim of Houston, TX and Elmer Padgett and wife Lavada of Russellville, AR; two grandsons, Mike and Chris Rothfus both of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral service was held February 7, 2011, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, in Alexander, AR with Brother Larry Ballard officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery in Plainview, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)

Colbert, Lena Mae Littlejohn

Lena Mae Littlejohn Colbert, age 61, of Ola, AR formerly of Hyattsville, MD, died October 21, 1998 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born December 28, 1936 at Verden, OK to the late C. E. Littlejohn. She was a substitute teacher at Ola Schools and a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Book Study Club at Ola and First Baptist Church at Ola where she worked in the nursery.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Littlejohn and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Colbert; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Pam Colbert of Landover, MD and Russell and Monica Colbert of Alpena; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree and Bobby Goldsborough and Jamee and Tony Young of Ola; her mother and stepfather, Elvia and Robert E. Baunton of Ola; a brother, Clinton Littlejohn of Russellville; eight grandchildren, Chris, Brenton and Savannah Colbert, Jimmy and Joseph Goldsborough and Cody, Austin and Holly Young.

Funeral service was Saturday at the First Baptist Church at Ola with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was at East Point Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Deacons of the First Baptist Church at Ola served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at Ola building fund or to the Gideons for memorial Bibles. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 1998)


Colbert, Roy Fay

Roy Fay Colbert, age 82, of Rover passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born April 12, 1930 in Plainview, Arkansas to the late Arlie & Faye Johnson Colbert. He was an Army Veteran, a manger for Coke Cola Company for 35 years in California, a cattle farmer, a mason, and a member of Rover Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Robert Colbert and brother Joe Colbert.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sarah Watkins Colbert; sons and daughter-in-law. Gary & Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA; Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Terry King of Fayetteville, AR; honorary daughter, Jaynie Roy-Harris of Ola; brother Bob & Marzelle Colbert of CA; sisters, Ruby & John Stratton and Linda & Frank Perkins both of CA; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan & Sara of Simi Valley, CA; Conner of Fayetteville; Cory & Gunner of Los Angeles, CA. Joshua of Las Vegas, NV; 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was September 28, 2012 at Rover Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Shipley officiating. Burial was at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Pallbearers include Josh Harris, Bryian Harris, Roy Hodges, Nathan Hodges, Terry King and Nathan Colbert. Honorary pallbearers include R.L. Grady, Alvin Corder, T.A. Pruitt, Bill Milligan, Uncle G Colbert, Donnie Emerson, John Overfelt, Doug Davis, Joe Dishongh, Dr. Karl Sandburg, Dr. John Westwood. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 3, 2012)

Colbert, Roy Fay

April 12, 1930 - September 23, 2012 Roy Fay Colbert age 82 of Rover passed away Sunday September 23, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born April 12, 1930 in Plainview, Arkansas to the late Arlie & Faye Johnson Colbert. He was an Army Veteran, a manger for Coke Cola Company for 35 years in California, a cattle farmer, a mason, and a member of Rover Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ricky Lee Colbert; brother Joe Colbert and sister Emma Thomas Survivors include his wife of 62 years Sarah Watkins Colbert; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary & Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA; Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; Karen & Terry King of Fayetteville, AR; honorary daughter Jaynie Roy-Harris of Ola; brother Bob & Marzelle Colbert of CA; sisters Ruby & John Stratton and Linda & Frank Perkins both of CA; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan & Sara of Simi Valley, CA; Conner of Fayetteville; Cory & Gunner of Los Angeles, CA. Joshua of Las Vegas, NV 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Rover Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Shipley officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at the funeral home. Pallbearers include Josh Harris, Bryian Harris, Roy Hodges, Nathan Hodges, Terry King and Nathan Colbert Honorary pallbearers include R.L. Grady, Alvin Corder, T.A. Pruitt, Bill Milligan, Uncle G Colbert, Donnie Emerson, John Overfelt, Doug Davis, Joe Dishongh, Dr. Karl Sandburg, Dr. John Westwood and Cody Francis. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published in Sep 2012, On Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. )

Colbert, Roy Fay

Roy Fay Colbert age 82 of Rover passed away Sunday September 23, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Rover Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Snipley officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 26, 2012)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80 of Gravelly died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born March 17, 1933 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Bobbie and Nancy Watkins. She was a seamstress and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Colbert and a son, Robert Colbert.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA, Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Karen Colbert of Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan, and Sara of Simi Valley, CA, Conner of Fayetteville, AR, Cory and Gunner of Los Angeles, CA; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral at the church from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. May 27, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80 of Rover died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born March 17, 1933 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Bobbie and Nancy Watkins. She was a seamstress and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Colbert and a son, Robert Colbert.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA, Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Karen Colbert of Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan, and Sara of Simi Valley, CA, Conner of Fayetteville, AR, Cory and Gunner of Los Angeles, CA; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Interment was at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of 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 June 5, 2013)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80 of Rover died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born March 17, 1933 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Bobbie and Nancy Watkins. She was a seamstress and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Colbert and a son, Robert Colbert.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA, Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Karen Colbert of Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan, and Sara of Simi Valley, CA, Conner of Fayetteville, AR, Cory and Gunner of Los Angeles, CA; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Interment was at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of 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 June 5, 2013)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80 of Gravelly died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born March 17, 1933 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Bobbie and Nancy Watkins. She was a seamstress and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Colbert and a son, Robert Colbert.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Colbert of Simi Valley, CA, Edward Colbert of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Karen Colbert of Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren, Cortney, Nathan, and Sara of Simi Valley, CA, Conner of Fayetteville, AR, Cory and Gunner of Los Angeles, CA; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral at the church from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. May 27, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80, of Rover died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

Funeral service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral at the church from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 29, 2013)

Colbert, Sarah Lillie (Watkins)

Sarah Lillie Colbert, 80, of Rover died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

Funeral service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Rover First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral at the church from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery, Rover. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 29, 2013)

Colburn, Charles R. (Dick)

Charles R. (Dick) Colburn, age 68, of Belleville, formerly of Atkins, died Saturday, October 31, 2009, at his home. Born June 11, 1941, in Russellville, AR, he was the son of the late George Lester and Tracie Haskin Colburn. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Jerry, Larry and Van Colburn and two sisters, Dorthy Moyers and Ida Beth Keathly. He was a retired construction worker and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Russell Colburn; four sons, Quentin Colburn and wife, Yvonne, Terry Colburn, Dwight Colburn and wife, Marlana, Scottie Colburn and companion, Jessica Brents; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Claude Jean; a brother, Johnny Colburn of Freedom, CA and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Hanna, of Winchester, VA; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was November 3, 2009, at Lemley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charley Casto officiating. Burial was in ShilohWilliamson Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Brendon Colburn, Dustin Colburn, Austin Colburn, Jody Colburn, Kevin Hart and Levi Smith. Online obituary and guestbook are available at WWW.lemleyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 2009)


Cole, Billie Ann Mathis

Billie Ann Mathis Cole of Little Rock, Arkansas was born February 6, 1935 at Plainview, Arkansas to the late Otto and Lucy Elizabeth Lipsey Mathis. She was a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Cole died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock at the age of 73. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Jimmy Cole, a son James Jimbo Cole, a brother, R. B. Mathis and sisters, Ruth Patterson and Sarah Ella Mathis.

Survivors include sons, Larry Cole, Dennis and Trisha Cole, Michael and Cindy Cole, Craig and Cherie Cole, all of East End; brothers, Orlan Mathis of Camden, Duell and Irma Mathis of Eureka Springs; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 25, 200at East Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Roberts officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2008)


Cole, Dora (Light) (Mrs.)

Funeral services were held June 9 by Rev. Floyd Scroggins and Rev. Willie Watson in the chapel of the Home Funeral Home for Mrs. Dora Light Cole, age 73, who died June 7 in the Memorial Hospital in Gurdon. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband Guy Cole: two daughters, Mrs. Birtha Phillips of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Lou Greer of Gurdon; four sisters, Mrs. Pheobe Welker of Rover, Mrs. Mandy Gladen of Texarkana, Mrs. Iva. Lamb and Mrs. Myrtis Ashley of Danville; one brother, Joe Light of Rover; and two grandchildren.

Burial was in Rose Hedge Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1966)

Cole, Earl D.

Earl D. Cole, age 73, of Dardanelle, died Sunday, January 12, 2003, at the Dardanelle Hospital. A son of the late John Dee and Dorothy Earl Williams Cole, he was born March 16, 1929, in Pope County. He was an assistant superintendent for International Shoe Company, where he worked for over thirty years, a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rogers-Rye Post 2283.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald L. Cole, and a sister, Wanda Fletcher.

Survivors include two sons, Earl D. Cole, Jr. and Frankie Cole, both of Russellville; a daughter, Patty Woodard of Danville; a special friend, Martha Aikin of Dardanelle; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Gerald Chenowith officiating. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Rogers-Rye Post 2283. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Arkansas Affiliate, Inc. 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-1573. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 15, 2003)


Cole, Horace C.

Horace C. Cole was born January 4th, 1882 at Chickalah, AR and passed away at the State hospital in Little Rock on Friday July 22, 1949 and has spent most of his life in Yell County. He joined the Christian Church at Havana in his young days. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was married to Lillie Brooke on October 30, 1910 at Plainview. To this union five children were born of which two survive, Dick Cole of Boinis, and Ruby Cole of the home. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lillie Cole; three brothers, Guy Cole of Greenwood, Homer Cole, Bishop, Ca., Bob Cole, Mexico; two sisters Miss Ninnie Cole, Magazine, Mrs. Ida Runyans of Hatch, New Mexico; one grandson, James Cole of Bionis, Texas; and a number of friends to mourn his passing.

Funeral services were conducted at Salem Sunday afternoon. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1949)


Cole, Janet Smith

Mrs. Janet Smith Cole, age 63 of Havana Rt 2 died at her home on January 19, 1956. She was a lifetime resident of Yell County.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Cole, a daughter, Irene, and a son, Joseph, all of the home, four sisters, Mrs. Susie Taylor of Norman, Okla., Miss Lucy Smith, Mrs. Florene Yandell and Mrs. Laura Hood, all of Havana and three brothers, S. L. Smith of Hartshorne, Okla. Frank Hicks of Ralston, Okla and Larkin Hicks of Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 2, 1956)


Cole, Lee

Lee Cole, age 81, of Belleville, AR died Thursday, November 12, 1998 at his home. He was born June 10, 1917 in Belleville, the son of late Sam and Cindy Sadler Cole, he was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Benella Wise Cole; a son, Timmy L. Cole of Paris, AR; four daughters, Mary McTyer of Belleville, Betty White of Russellville, AR, Nellie Guillory of Tulsa, OK and Carol Johnson of Ft. Smith, AR; a brother, Pete Cole of California; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was held November 16, 1998 at the Liberty Hill Baptist Church with arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 1998)


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