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Copeland, Minnie Click (Mrs.)

Mrs. Minnie Click Copeland, age 88, of Azusa, Calif. died May 4 in Azusa after a sudden illness.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Luella Loar and Mrs. Catherine Roberts, Azusa; a sister, Mrs. Kate Metheny, Clarksville; two brothers, Prentice Bumgarner, Detroit, Mich., and Jess Bumgarner, Mackinaw, III.; a nephew, John Bumgarner, Sr.; and a niece, Mrs. D. R. Stogner. Mrs. Copeland formerly lived in Danville for a number of years. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Copeland, Ruth

Mrs. Ruth Copeland, 94, died at her home at Belleville Monday. A native of Georgia, she moved to Arkansas in 1873. She was the widow of Sylvanus C. Copeland and the last surviving charter member of the First Baptist Church at Belleville.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Jean of the home, Mrs. Stella Tygart of Belleville and Mrs. Gertrude Rogers and Mrs. Della Rogers of Henrietta, Okla.; a son George H. Copeland of Atwater, Calif. and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 26, 1952)


Copeland, Ted Lee

Ted Lee Copeland, 76, of Tulsa, died January 19th, 2013. Son of the late Willie and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland. he was born in Gravelly and graduated from FV High School in 1953.

Survivors are two sisters, Dorthy Putman and Peggy Buckles of Waldron, brother Fred (Ann) Copeland of Waldron, and three step sons, Tommy, Curt and Robbie Bryan all of Oklahoma.

Service was held January 22, 2013 at Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly and burial was at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR. Arrangements by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 13, 2013)

Copeland, Ted Lee

Ted Lee Copeland, 76, of Tulsa, died January 19th, 2013. Son of the late Willie and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland. he was born in Gravelly and graduated from FV High School in 1953.

Survivors are two sisters, Dorthy Putman and Peggy Buckles of Waldron, brother Fred (Ann) Copeland of Waldron, and three step sons, Tommy, Curt and Robbie Bryan all of Oklahoma.

Service was held January 22, 2013 at Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly and burial was at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR. Arrangements by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 13, 2013)

Copeland, Teddy Lee

Ted Lee Copeland of Tulsa, Oklahoma (formerly of Gravelly, Arkansas) went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ted was born to Willie Monroe Copeland and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland in Gravelly, Arkansas. Ted was 76 years, 1 month and 4 days old. Ted graduated from Fourche Valley High School in 1953. He was only 16 years old when he went to Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin his adult life of working in public service. He was drafted into the Armed Service and served his country proudly for three years. In later years, Ted's love, his hobby and his passion was that for the piano. He enjoyed and had a talent for tuning the piano as well refurbish them. Ted also gave many students private piano lessons throughout the years. Some of his favorite piano memories were that of sitting with Floyd Kramer and playing together. It's been said that Ted could make that Ivory sing. Ted leaves behind to cherish his memory, two sisters, Dorothy Putman and Peggy Buckles both of Waldron, Arkansas, and one brother, Fred D. Copeland and wife Ann of Waldron, Arkansas.

Ted is also survived by three step sons, Tommy Bryan, Curt Bryan, and Robbie Bryan all of Oklahoma. Ted will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Syble (Kitchens) Copeland, one brother and sister in law, Dalbert Copeland and Suzie Copeland. Ted's life celebration will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January, 22 2013 at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas with Brother Lacey Mannie officiating.

Interment will follow in Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ted's visitation will be Monday, January 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Jan 21, 2013 On-Line @ http://www.heritagememorialfh.com)

Copenhauer, Mr.

Mr. Copenhauer, age 60, of Plainview [no other details included in 50Yrs Ago Column] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 1, 1947)


Coplan, Syble May (Whitford)

Syble May Coplan, 100, of Lincoln, died May 16, 2009. Mrs. Coplan was born May 23, 1908 to John and Marm (Nolan) Whitford in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Survivors include three grandsons, Harold "Dean" Coplan of Lincoln, Lewis Coplan of Indianapolis, Ind.; Marion Coplan of Orlando, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren.

Syble was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons; two brothers; three sisters.

Visitation will be 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Tuesday, (5/19/09) at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A. Street, Lincoln 68510. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle, Arkansas. Memorials are suggested to the family. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper, Lincoln, Nebraska, Obituary was published on May 18, 2009)

Coppak, Everett Wilson

Centerville Man Dies - Everett Wilson Coppak, 43 of Centerville, died Sunday at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Yell County.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mae Owens Coppak; two sons, John Coppak and Calvin Coppak, both of Centerville; three daughters, Mrs. Jewel Thompson of Blair, Okla., Mrs. Margaret Barber of Orlando, Fla., and Pamela Coppak of Plainview; a sister, Mrs. Anna Woodall of Ola, two half sisters, Mrs. Clara Mae Rose of Ola and Mrs. Lima Faye Piercy of Russellville; and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1, 1961)

Coppedge, John Alan

John Alan Coppedge, age 47 of Russellville, formerly of Danville, went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2010. He was born February 11, 1963 in Danville to the late John William Wilson, Jr., and Lela Love Gooch Coppedge. He was a junior at Arkansas Tech University doing his clinical at Freedom House in Russellville. He was a member of the New Life Outreach Church in Danville.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Peggy Tramel Coppedge; son, Brad Cosby of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Holley Pendergraft and Kenny of Searcy, Kayla Coppedge and Chris Thompson of Farmington; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Madden and Janie of Scranton; sister and brother-in-law, Sharron Overturf and Jake of Lone Pine; and two grandchildren, Brianna Love and Joxon Melton.

Services were held Monday at the New Life Outreach Church in Danville with Rev. W.A. Gorman and Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 5, 2011)

Coppedge, John William, Jr.

John William Coppedge, Jr., aged 38, of Manchester, Mo. died at the home of Tommy Gooch Wednesday, June 20. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lela Coppedge; his father, John W. Coppedge Sr. of Manchester; one sister, Mrs. Bill Tilton of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepchildren, Larry Eugene Madden and Sharon Kaye Madden of the home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 28, 1962)

Copper, Brett Conley

Brett Conley Copper died January 27, 2010 at his home in Carmichael, CA. He was born December 29, 1958 to the late Edward and Merle Conley Cooper.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry E. Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; sons, Michael and Patrick of Port Charlotte, FL and Nathan of TN; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Becky Cooper of Lake Jackson, TX; sister-in-law, Sherry Cooper of Holden, MO; along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, May 6th at 2:00 p. m. at the Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010)


Corbin, A. L.

A. L. Corbin, Jr. 77, of Fort Smith went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 3rd, 2006 in Fort Smith. He was born on September 11th, 1928 at Cedar Creek hear Havana, Arkansas to Lucille Payne Corbin and Arley Lester Corbin, Sr. He was retired from the Navy, was a retired businessman, and a retired volunteer fire fighter for the Barling Fire Department. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and also was a member of the Lions Club and Gideons International. Growing up during the depression, he learned what hard work was early in life. His earliest work experience was as a teenager driving spikes for the Rock Island Railroad. Being the oldest son in a very large family, he joined the Navy at the age of sixteen in order to help provide for his family and also to fight for his country during WWII. He worked diligently to improve himself in the Navy and during his twenty two year career he earned his GED, made all of his military promotions on time, and attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. When he achieved that rank, he was believed to be the youngest MCPO in the Navy at that time. At the time of his retirement from the Navy in 1967, he was the senior noncommissioned officer in logistics and support for the Navys Polaris program and had received many awards and citations for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the efficiency of that program. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he moved his family to Barling, AR where he bought a small grocery store. He and his wife, Maxine turned Corbins Thrifty Cash into a successful business as they served the people of Barling and the surrounding area for fifteen years before selling the store and retiring in 1982. In 1983, after a brief retirement, he and his wife started a small medical equipment business out of their home in Barling. This business grew from a small garage operation to a large medical business with stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. They owned and operated Home Medical Inc until retirement in 1998. During this time he was also active as a lobbyist in Washington for the home medical equipment where he positively impacted the rights of patients to be able to continue quality health care at home without having to be limited to hospital facilities. He was considered an expert in this industry and was in demand as a consultant even after his retirement. He loved his Lord with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength and he lived his life as a testament of his faith. He also loved and had a deep devotion for his family and many friends that he had made over the years and maintained lasting friendships with success that he had in life, he placed his family above it all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John "Babe" Corbin.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend for over fifty years, Maxine Foster Corbin; his daughter and her husband, Brenda and Steve Kesner; a son and his wife, Ronnie and Sabrina Corbin, all of Fort Smith; four sisters, Billie White and Jo Spears, both of Grenada, MS, Thelma Sullivant and her husband Billie of Alexander and Mary Ann Moudy and her husband Phil of Danville; three brothers, Don Corbin and his wife Joyce of Dardanelle, Jim Corbin of Russellville and Bob Corbin and his wife Claudia, of Danville; four beautiful granddaughters who loved their "Papa" dearly, Sarah and Rebecca Kesner and Emily and Caroline Corbin, all of Fort Smith and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service was held Monday, February 06, 2006 at East Side Baptist Church with burial at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with full military honors under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were his nephews, Bob White, Dr. Hubert Spears, Billy Gene Sullivant, Johnny Corbin, Jimmy Sullivant, Russ Corbin, Mark Corbin, Jim Corbin, Jake Corbin and Kurt Corbin. Honorary pallbearers were Jay Gassaway, Rollins Hoge, Gary Kuykendall Lee Moore, Tommy Parker, Jeff Pressley, Dennis Robertson and Dr. Michael Wolfe. Memorial contributions may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 271 S. Massard, Fort Smith, AR 72903. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)


Corbin, Ida Jean Austin

Ida Jean Austin Corbin went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2009. Ida was the daughter of the late Hiram Samuel (Butler) Austin and the late Mildred Eugenia Yandell Austin.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oscar Yandell and Florence Victoria Smith Yandell and paternal grandparents Michael Gideon and Eldora Lucinda Logan Austin.

Jack and Ida Corbin were married more than 53-years ago and have lived a long life together in Havana, AR. Their children, Linda Ruth Corbin Ford and husband Thomas Lewie Ford and Jackie Corbin and significant other, Deanne Steel, live in Russellville and Fort Smith respectively. She leaves behind seven grandchildren Meshell Ward (Ford) and husband Andrew Ward, Thomas Matthew Ford and wife Dompniqe, Morgan Ford and significant other Renee Brown, Catherine Lowrance (Corbin) and significant other Shannon Kramer, all of Russellville, Duffie Corbin and wife PJ Corbin of Havana, and Michael Steel of Fort Smith. Her eight great-grandchildren are Zachary and Zoie Ward, Glana Ford, Alexa, Skye and Julie Brown, Austin and Hunter Lowrance, and Gunner Corbin. Siblings are Betty and husband James Short of Booneville and brother-in-law Lynn and wife Jean Corbin of Texas. Nieces and nephews include Amanda and husband Michael Suttles of Booneville, along with their children Dakota and Mason Suttles; nephew Doug and Eva Short and son Matt Short; and nephew Dale Short. Ida has a great-uncle, J. E. and wife Fern Yandell and cousins Dan and Ellen Yandell, many more cousins, other family members and a multitude of friends who mourn her passing.

Ida was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Havana, teaching the adult Sunday school class and an active participant in the Women on Mission group. She was a great seamstress and many times sewed for public service projects. She was a friend to all and an inspiration to her family. She was known as Grandma Ida, Aunt Ida, Ida Jean, mom and wife. She was the center of the family, leading many to know the Lord, teaching others how to cook, and a faithful lover of chocolate. She will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Havana with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Dickey, Ron Jackson, Hoover Willard, Mark Lane, Mark Moody, and Mark Gower. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009)


Corbin, Jimmy Dale

Jimmy Dale Corbin, age 73, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Jim was the son of the late Arley Lester and Louna Lucille Payne Corbin. He was born March 19, 1942 on Huckleberry Mountain. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville. Jim was a graduate of Danville High School, where he excelled in sports and was voted Best Athlete in Who's Who. He earned the name "Swish" Corbin from his basketball skills. He was a fullback on the football team and excelled in the high hurdles on the track field. He excelled in another non-school sport, bareback riding in the rodeo, where he earned a gold buckle. He remained an avid Little John Fan but also loved the Razorbacks, enjoying them on TV. Along with being a member of the Danville National Guard, Jim began his job at Firestone. He learned the complicated skill of curing tubes on his first day there. He became supervisor and stayed for 38 years. He was the first one to arrive and often the last one to leave in the evening. Jim was not one to be idle in his retired years. He volunteered many hours at the Eagles Club, where he was on the Board of Trustees. He loved the charities the Eagles raised money for, and often prepared meals there. He also cooked at the Chickalah Mountain Hunting Club. He loved to hunt turkey and deer, and was expected to provide the deer meat at the LARGE Corbin family gatherings.

Jim is survived by his children, James Allen "Little Jim" Corbin of Dover, Melissa (Dave) Markis of Jacksonville, Florida, and Courtney Corbin of Russellville; brothers, Don (Joyce) of Dardanelle, Bob (Claudia) of Danville; sisters, Billie White and Jo Spears of Grenada, Missippi and Mary Ann (Phil) Moudy of Danville; brother-in-law, Billy Sullivant of Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by A.L. and Maxine Corbin, John "Babe" Corbin, Thelma Sullivant and brother-in-law, Hubert Spears. He leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Austin and Lauryn Markis of Florida; many nieces and nephews, his little buddy Josh VanOhlen and his devoted dog Sophie. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Earl Stapleton officiating.

Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Eagles Club "Jim Corbin" Cancer Fund, 3016 E. 16th Street, Russellville, Arkansas. A memorial service will also be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 3016 E. 16th Street, Russellville at 2:00P.M., on Saturday, May 16, 2015. 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 Apr 29, 2015)

Corbin, John O.

John O. Corbin, age 60, of Charleston, AR died Thursday, September 3, 1998 at his residence. He was born October 7, 1937 in Yell County, AR to the late Arley Corbin and Lucille Payne. He was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, President of Little Creek Country Club, President of Arkansas State Graders and John Corbin and the The Sundowners Band. He worked for USD A as a Grader.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Corbin of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rollins Hoge of Fort Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Lora Corbin of Charleston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Faye Pool of Danville; four sisters, Billie White and Jo Spears both of Grenada, MS, Thelma Sullivant of Little Rock, AR and Mary Ann Moudy of Danville, AR; four brothers, A. L. Corbin of Fort Smith, AR, Don Corbin of Dardanelle, AR, Jimmy Corbin of Russellville, AR and Bobby Corbin of Danville, AR; and four grandchildren, Miranda and Alex Hoge and Ashley and John W. Corbin.

Funeral service was Saturday at the Charleston United Methodist Church with Rev. Lewis Chess and Dr. Joe Luther officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Charleston. Pallbearers were Nick Ming, Gene Bradley, Jack Newhart, Bernie Gills, Arnie Nelson and Bill Haberer. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 9, 1998)


Corbin, Maxine Foster

Maxine Foster Corbin, age 77, of Fort Smith, AR went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 4th, 2006 in Ft. Smith, AR. She was born September 15th, 1928 at Havana, AR to Bill and Grace Foster. She was the widow of her life-long friend and husband of fifty years, A. L. Corbin, for one day.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Kesner and her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sabrina Corbin, all of Ft. Smith, Tour sisters-in-law, Billy White and Jo Spears both of Grenada, MS, Thelma and Billie Sullivant of Alexander, AR and Mary Ann and Phil Moudy of Danville, AR; three brothers-in-law, Don and Joyce Corbin of Dardanelle, AR, Jim Corbin of Russellville, AR and Bob and Claudia Corbin of Danville, AR; four granddaughters and many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, John "Babe" Corbin and Hubert "Pop" Spears. She was a homemaker, a Navy wife, retired business owner and a member of East Side Baptist Church. She grew up in Havana as an only child, developing close relationships with her cousins and many close friends from Yell County. She was a standout basketball player for Havana, where she graduated in 1945 and was Yell County Fair Queen. Upon graduation she moved to Little Rock and worked as a telephone operator. She married A. L. in 1956 and began a life as a Navy wife and mom as they moved to duty stations in Las Vegas, San Diego, Charleston and Gourock, Scotland. During this time they had many Navy friends, maintaining those friendships over the years. Upon Navy retirement they moved their family to Barling where they bought a small grocery store. They turned Corbins Thrifty Cash into a successful business for fifteen years before selling the store and retiring in 1982. In 1983, A. L. and Maxine, started a small medical equipment business out of their home in Barling, this grew into a large medical business with stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. They owned and operated HOME Medical, Inc. in Fort Smith until they retired in 1998. Maxine loved her Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and she lived her life as a testament of her faith. She was a loving wife, mom and "nana".

Funeral service was Monday at 12:30 p. m. at East Side Baptist Church with burial at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Brisco, Jim, Paul and David Martindale, Mike and Steve Foster, Rick, Brad and Mark Breen and Russell Rogers. Honorary were Jay Gasaway, Rollins Hoge, Gary Kuykendall, Lee Moore, Tommy Parker, Jeff Pressley, Dennis Robertson and Dr. Michael Wolfe. Memorials contributions may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 2710 S. Massard, Fort Smith, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)


Corbin, Sarah Emmaline (Tucker) (Mrs.)

Mrs. J.W. Corbin of near Havana passed away at 11 a.m., Thursday.

Funeral will be at 3:30 at the Cedar Creek Church of Christ. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 1941)

Corbin, Sarah Emmaline (Tucker) (Mrs.)

Mrs. J.W. Corbin died Thursday, September 4, at her home in Cedar Creek and was buried Friday in the McBride cemetery on Cedar Creek, with services by Paul S. Knight. There was wreath of flowers. Mrs.

Corbin is survived by her husband, J.W. Corbin, daughters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Mrs. Dorothy Lampkins, and Lura Biggs, and sons, Clinton and Annie. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 1941)

Corder, Heartsill Hayse

DANVILLE - Heartsill Hayse Corder, age 69, of Bluffton died Sunday, November 24, 1985, at Yell County Hospital. He was a retired tent and awning maker.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dealy Corder; a son, Alvin Corder of Hot Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Boyd of Dierks and Mrs. Faye Dene Pratt of Hot Springs, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Bluffton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hunt Chapel Cemetery at Rover by Dixon Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Corley, James Talvin

James Talvin Corley, age 56, of Blue Mountain, Arkansas died October 2, 2002 in a Ft. Smith Hospital.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Lola Mae Corley.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Sue Corley of the home; 5 daughters, Caren Presley and Sharon Self of the home, April Morris, Lola West, and Cathy Lemmond of Magazine, AR; 2 sons, Oliver Corley of the home, James Corley of Blue Mountain, AR; parents, Oliver and Lola Corley of Havana, AR; 3 sisters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana, AR, Mary Holly of Rye, AR, Louise Henderson of Danville, AR; 2 brothers, Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville, AR, Gary Corley of Havana, AR; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, October 4, 2002 at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial in Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Joseph Wright, Henry Curry, Justin Million, Mike Million, Jerry Morris, Eddie Dean Franklin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 9, 2002)


Corley, John Franklin "Frank"

John Franklin Corley was born April 14, 1936, in Havana, Arkansas. He was the 8th of 9 children born to Claudie and Rosie Gertrude (Lovell) Corley. Frank, as most of us knew him by, left this life on March 11, 2011.

He leaves behind his wife Lois Annabelle (Smith); three children, John F. Corley, Jr. of the home, Terry and her husband, Tom Couch of Enid, Oklahoma, Edna Mae Wait of Springfield, Colorado; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah Mae (Lewis) Spencer, Anna Lorene Robinson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, a grandson, and a few nephews, and many others. Frank grew up in Havana. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1956 as an aircraft mechanic until he retired in 1982. During this time, he met and married Lois on April 14, 1957. To this marriage they had born to them three children, Terry, Edna and John, Jr. After retiring from the Air Force, with their children grown, he and Lois moved back to Arkansas. He started working for the Arkansas Forestry Service and they bought a home in Havana. He retired from the Forestry Service after about 20 years. His heart was starting to give him trouble. In 2003 Frank found out he had cancer. He beat the cancer but not without a fight. His health wasn't great and his desire to get out and visit was gone. His heart and body gave up the fight after a heart attack while fighting pneumonia. Frank was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and great- grandpa. He will be missed but not forgotten. Fond memories will keep his spirit alive in our minds and hearts.

Funeral services were March 14, at Havana First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 16, 2011)

Corley, Julie

Mrs. Julie Corley was born January 3, 1883 and was married to Burl Corley on December 5, 1909. She went to her reward in Heaven March 23, 1949.

She is survived by her husband, Burl Corley, two brothers; Thomas Walter of Cedar Creek and Omar Waters of California; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra Martin of Missouri and Mrs. J. H. McGugan of Belleville.

She was converted in 1937 and joined the Baptist Church of Havana. Rev. George Findley conducted funeral services at Havana Baptist church and interment was in Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 31, 1949)


Corley, Lola

Lola Corley, 84 of Belleville died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at her home. She was born January 13, 1925 in Yell County Arkansas to the late Harvey and Claudia Chapel Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Oliver Talvin Corley, daughter Lola Mae Corley, and son James Talvin Corley.

Survivors include sons Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville; Gary Lynn Corley of Havana; daughters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana; Mary Kathleen Holly of Rye; Claudia Louise Henderson of Danville; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services was, August 22, 2009 at Havana Cemetery with Bro. Ed Seay and Bro. Bill Storts officiating. Pallbearers included Ray West, John Canada, Rodney Robinson, Mike Million, Carl Shores and Scotty Dewitt. Honorary Pallbearers included Jonathan Canada, Anthony Brothers, Tim Holley, James, Oliver Corley, Keith and Randy Henderson, David Crum, Mike Cargile, Justin and Austin Corley and Bobby Holley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2009)


Corley, Oliver Talvin

Oliver Talvin Corley, age 82, of Belleville died Thursday, September 28, 2004. He was born January 15, 1922 in Blue Mt. Arkansas to the late Jessie and Rosie Lovell Corley. He was a sawmill worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. "He was preceded in death by a son, James Talvin Corley and a daughter, Lola May Corley.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lola Robison Corley; two sons, Jimmy Ray Corley of Belleville, Gary Lynn Corley of Havana; three daughters, Barbara Sue Canada of Havana, Mary Kathleen Holly of Rye, Claudia Louise Henderson of Danville; twenty-three grandchildren, forty-seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Service was held on Saturday, October 2, 2004, graveside was at Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004)


Cornelius, Annie Laura

Annie Laura Cornelius, age 92 of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of McAdoo, TX died Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born January 24, 1908 at Wicks, the daughter of the late William M. and Dora Tidwell Baker. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Leonard Cornelius; a son, Curtis Baker and several sisters.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baker of Dardanelle, AR; three grandsons, Terry, Paul and Claud Baker; four great grandchildren; two great-great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was October 20th at Ard Cemetery by Rev. Floyd Ervin. Burial was by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2000)


Cornelius, Roy Bryan

Roy Bryan Cornelius, age 59, a restaurant owner and businessman of Russellville, died Saturday at his home. Mr. Cornelius, a native of Scott County, owned the Old South Restaurant and Vess Cola Bottling Company. He was a Mason and a Methodist. He lived at Plainview before moving to Russellville years ago.

Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Bunch of Russellville, and a brother, Will Cornelius of Houston. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1955)


Cornwell, Dorothy "Dot" M.

Dorothy "Dot" M. Cornwell, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born April 30, 1916 in Brewer, ME to the late Merle H. and Ruth Lawrence Spiller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gilbert Greene Cornwell Sr. and one sister, Lucille Spiller Sweat. After graduating high school in Bangor, ME, Dot moved to Boston, MA where she worked as a buyer for W. T. Grant's before attending Burroughss Business School of Boston. Upon completion she then worked as office manager for United Shoe and Machine Company. While working for W. T. Grant's she met future husband, Gilbert Cornwell. They moved to Dardanelle in 1946 and started their own retail store, "Cornwell Dress Shop.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert Greene Jr. and Ann Hindsman Cornwell of North Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, Brett Lawrence Cornwell and wife, Diane of College Station, TX, Arden Cornwell of Fayetteville and Amber Cornwell Pinter and husband, Ben of Fayetteville and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Cornwell Pinter, Andrew Hindsman Pinter an Catherine Ann Pinter all of Fayetteville; one sister, Eleanor Spiller Curtis of Zephyrhills, FL; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Cornwell and Roberta Cornwell of Dardanelle, AR and one brother-in-law, Thomas Ray Cornwell Sr. and wife Florene of Prairie Grove.

Services were held Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Milton Growling officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UAMS Cancer Research Center in Little Rock, AR. Arrangements in care of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Cornwell, Gilbert Greene

Gilbert Greene Cornwell, Sr. age 91 of Dardanelle, Died Wednesday October 1, 1997 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born January 29, 1906 in Dardanelle, to the late Thomas Rush and Stella Brinson Cornwell.

He was preceded in death by three brothers Lloyd Rush Cornwell, Lamont Brinson Cornwell, Gilroy Scarlett Cornwell and one sister, Reba Cornwell Phillips.

Mr. Cornwell was past president of the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce, past commander of the American Legion, life member of VFW Post 3141, Rotary Club, Dardanelle Board of Industries, Lee Owen Deer Camp, and the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. He was retired from the retail clothing business as owner of Cornwell's Dress Shop in Dardanelle, Arkansas for thirty-five years. Mr. Cornwell was a WWII Army Veteran who entered into the service in September 1942. He served in the European Theatre from January 1944 to September 1945, in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was awarded 4 Bronze Stars, the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, the European African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and 3 Overseas Bars. He was discharged October 27, 1945 at the rank of Sergeant.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Spiller Cornwell of the home, one son and Daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Ann Cornwell Jr. of North Little Rock, three grandchildren, Brett Lawrence Cornwell and wife Diane of College Station TX. Amber Cornwell Pinter and husband Ben of Fayetteville, and Arden Cornwell of Fayetteville, three great grandchildren, Ryan Cornwell Pinter, Andrew Hindsman Pinter, and Catherine Ann Pinter all of Fayetteville and one brother Thomas Ray Cornwell Sr. of Prairie Grove and a host of nephews nieces, and many friends.

Services will be 2:00 P. M. Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle, with the Reverend Milton Cowling officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery with military honors. Pall Bearers Military Honors. Honorary Pallbearers Dr. Gene Ring, A. B. Cox, Flip Cowger, J. R. Owen, Joe R. Gray, Jeff Ellis and Dana Merritt. Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9:00 P. M. at the Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 1997)


Cornwell, Gladys (McGee)

Gladys McGee Cornwell, age 97, or Conway, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Conway Regional Hospital. She was born August 10, 1913 at Atkins to the late William E. and Mary Alice Clemons McGee. She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas Tech University and her Master's Degree from University of Arkansas where she went on to teach in the Dardanelle and Russellville School Districts for over 30 years and she retired as the Librarian from Dardanelle School District.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lamont Cornwell, Sr.

Survivors include her sons, Lamont Brinson Cornwell, Jr and wife Billie of Benton, David Rush Cornwell and wife Debbie of Conway; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside service was June 14, 2011 at Brearley Cemetery with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, 118 South Second Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 15, 2011)

Cornwell, Lloyd R.

Lloyd R. Cornwell, age 38, of Dardanelle and owner of the Cornwell Funeral Home died at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville last night at 11:45 p. m. after an extended illness. Mr. Cornwell was a life-lone resident of Dardanelle. He was county coroner and had been nominated for re-election in Tuesday's primary.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Violet Cornwell; two sons, Sammy Lloyd, Michael Rush and a daughter, Carrol; a sister, Mrs. Reba Phillips; four brothers, Lamont, Gilroy, Gilbert and Ray; and his mother, all of Dardanelle. Funeral arrangements have not been complete. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 12, 1948)


Cornwell, Martha Florine "Flo" (Jordan)

DARDANELLE - Martha Florine ("Flo") Cornwell died on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was born on March 30, 1914, the youngest child of Daniel Jackson Jordan and Ira Moore Jordan.

Flo is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Howard Jordan and Scott Jordan. She was a graduate of Dardanelle High School. Flo married the love of her life, Thomas Ray ("T. Ray") Cornwell, Sr. on December 5, 1935. She and Ray were married for almost 66 years prior to his death on September 19, 2001. She is also preceded in death by their infant son who died at birth. Flo was a wonderful cook following in the footsteps of her father who owned bakeries and cafes during his lifetime. Her home-cooked food was always the highlight of church suppers, PTA dinners and sitting at her dinner table was a treat for all who were blessed to partake of her food. Her specialties included homemade bread and rolls, fried pies and chicken and dumplings. Nothing delighted Flo more than to cook a big meal and have her family present to enjoy it. She loved to can and freeze produce that Ray raised in his large vegetable garden. Ray was a great outdoorsman who loved to fish and Flo could fry the best fish with homemade hushpuppies. She was also an accomplished seamstress and made beautiful handcrafted items. She and Ray loved Razorback sports and were avid Razorback fans. Flo loved the Lord and she raised her family in a Christian home. She worked in Vacation Bible School and was active in Sunday School and WMU. Prior to her death Flo was the oldest member of First Baptist Church, Prairie Grove. In addition, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. One of the highlights of her life was hearing Rev. Billy Graham preach a Revival at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Flo leaves a legacy of a loving family. A wonderful, wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her three children,Thomas Ray Cornwell Jr. and wife Eva, Nancy Cornwell Templeton and husband Freddie and Martha Cornwell Haguewood and husband Mark, all of Fayetteville. There are six grandchildren, Melanie Templeton Sergeant and husband Steve, Todd Templeton and wife Shanyce, Tracy Cornwell Simpson and husband Jimmy, Lisa Cornwell, Jonathan Haguewood and wife Lacy and Amanda Haguewood. There are nine great-grandchildren, Brian Sergeant, Madyson, McKaden and McKinley Templeton, Olivia and James Simpson, Remy Haguewood and Cody and Collin Hail. In addition, there are numerous nieces and nephews who survive her. The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff of Katherine's Place in Fayetteville for providing loving care to "Miss Flo" the last three years.

Visitation will be conducted at Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie Grove from 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 10. Celebration of Flo's life will take place immediately following at 2 p.m. A graveside committal service will be conducted at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11. Funeral services in Prairie Grove are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home. Graveside services in Dardanelle are directed by Cornwell Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to WRMC Hospice, 34 Colt Square, Suite 1, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 10, 2014)

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