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Compton, Robert C. "Bob"

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

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

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

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

Compton, Robert C. Bob

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

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

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

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


Compton, Robert J.

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

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


Compton, Robert Starling

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

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

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

Compton, Starling (Mrs.)

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

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


Compton, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Compton, aged 73, of Little Rock, retired special representative and public relations director for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company, died Thursday. He retired from Ark La about six years ago, after 25 years. At the time, he was in charge of the Jacksonville district. He was a native of Wing and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Prescott Masonic Lodge 80, the Arkansas Consistory, Scimitar Shrine Temple and First Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Little Rock Club.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Jabine Compton; three sons, Robert C. Compton of El Dorado, James K. Compton of Magnolia and Jack Compton of Little Rock; a brother, Buford Compton of Wing; a sister, Mrs. Robert Eubanks of Little Rock, and 10 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1967)

Compton, Virginia Knox

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


Condley, W. W. (Mrs.)

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

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


Coney, Garland Dale

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

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

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


Conley, Bertha Banks

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

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

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

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


Conley, Estel M. (Mrs.)

Mrs. Estel M. Conley, 77, died Monday, October 24, at a Ft. Smith hospital.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ora Caldwell from Havana, Mrs. Opal Foster of Hawaii, Mrs. Dora Curtis of Little Rock and Mrs. Merle Cooper of Waveland; five sons, Loyd Conley of Little Rock, Grant Conley from Danville, Robert and Noble Conley of California and Tom Conley of Havana; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Annie Self of Magazine.

Funeral services were at the Moore's Chapel Cemetery October 26 by Rev. E.O. Tackett of Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1966)

Connally, A. R. "Bill"

Funeral services for A.R. "Bill" Connally, 76, 203 Pecan St., will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in West Funeral Home Chapel. Mr.Connally died Saturday (Jan. 11, 1992) at his home. The Rev. Dr. Ed Williamson of the First United Methodist Church will officiate services.

Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Pallbearers are Marshall Dallas, Jack Perkowski, Herbert Bindel, Wayne Gregory, V.L. "Doc" Garner and F.J. Prienitz. Mr. Connally was born July 5, 1915, in Rover, Ark. He attended school in Arkansas, coming to Carlsbad about 54 years ago. He was employed by Potash Company of America for 41 years, retiring as a mechanic in 1977. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Senior Recreation Center, and IAM Union for 37 years.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Connally of Carlsbad; a son, William W. Connally of York, Penn.; a daughter, Darine Sutton of Norco, Calif.; three sisters, Johnny V. Pickens, Tess Walterscheid and Nell Jones, all of Carlsbad; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on January 11, 1992)

Connally, Green L.

Services for Green L.

Connally, 71, 2412 Violet, are pending at West Funeral Home. He died February 13, 1986, in the local hospital. He was born February 16, 1914, in Rover, Ark. He moved to Carlsbad in 1932 from Arkansas. He married Forrest McMinn on March, 9, 1936, in Danville, Ark. They returned to Carlsbad in September to make their home here. He worked for the Potash Company of America in the late 1930s and 1940s. He served as the City Foreman in the 1940s and 1950s. He worked at the Malaga and Otis stores at one time and for Eddy County, before retiring in 1984 as Eddy County Road Foreman, District #1. He was a member of the American Lung Association and the Public Employees Retirement Association.

He is survived by his wife, Forrest G. Connally, Carlsbad; two sons, Lavagia Jim Connally, Santa Rosa, N.M. and Michael Bart Connally, San Jose, Calif.; one brother, Bill Connally, Carlsbad; five sisters, Lovie Cathey, Wanda Connally, Johnny Pickens, Avanell Jones and Tess Walterscheid, all of Carlsbad; and eight grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on February 13, 1986)

Connally, Oscar C.

Oscar C. Connally, 48, of Carlsbad, N.M., formerly of Rover died March 1 at Carlsbad. He was a Methodist, a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William B. Allen of Little Rock; two brothers, Green and Bill Connally of Carlsbad; and five sisters, Mrs. Lovie Cathey, Miss Wanda Connally, Mrs. John Pickens, Mrs. Nell Jones and Mrs. Tess Walterscheid, all of Carlsbad.

Funeral services were March 6 at the Rover Baptist Church. Burial was in Rover Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 15, 1967)

Connally, Oscar C.

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

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

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


Connally, W. O.

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

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


Connaughton, George C.

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

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


Conway, Terrence Catlett "Terry", Jr.

Terrence Catlett "Terry" Conway Jr., age 55, of Plainview passed away Saturday, November 6, 2015, at his home. Terry was born February 3, 1960, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Terrence Catlett & Veda Mae Smith Conway Sr. He was a truck driver for Rains Trucking.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his daughter Amanda & Brandon Davidson of Olive Branch, MS.; brother, Charles & Shirley Conway of Greenwood; sisters, Daisy & Bo Thomas of Greenwood; Terri Cathy & Ronnie Earls of Jennings, OK.; Rose Conway of Greenwood; grandchildren, Evan & Haylee Ingram of Oliver Branch, MS.; several nephews & nieces.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 11, 2015)

Conway, Terrence Catlett "Terry", Jr.

Terrence Catlett "Terry" Conway Jr., age 55, of Plainview passed away Saturday, November 6, 2015, at his home. Terry was born February 3, 1960, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Terrence Catlett & Veda Mae Smith Conway Sr. He was a truck driver for Rains Trucking.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his daughter Amanda & Brandon Davidson of Olive Branch, MS.; brother, Charles & Shirley Conway of Greenwood; sisters, Daisy & Bo Thomas of Greenwood; Terri Cathy & Ronnie Earls of Jennings, OK.; Rose Conway of Greenwood; grandchildren, Evan & Haylee Ingram of Oliver Branch, MS.; several nephews & nieces.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 11, 2015)

Conway, Veda Mae

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

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

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

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


Cook, Audrey M.

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

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

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.

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


Cook, Claud C.

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


Cook, Claude

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

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

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

Cook, Delia May

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

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

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

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


Cook, Dovie Holiman

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

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

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


Cook, Esther Banister

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

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

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

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


Cook, Floyd

Floyd Cook, age 83, of Russellville, AR died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at his home. He was born December 22, 1916 at Mt. George to the late Virgil and Addie Gandy Cook. He was retired from Automotive Air Conditioning Service and was a member of the Ola Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by, one sister, Amo Brown.

He is survived by, his wife, Vida Masters Cook; one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd Jr. and Anita Cook of Russellville, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Bill Owens of Russellville and Judy and Joe Buehrle of Little Rock, AR; one brother, Jimmy Don Cook, Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters, Ann Sasser, Colorado and Ruby Scott, Oklahoma City, OK; step-brothers and sisters, Kenneth and Bobby Taylor, Floy Bearden and Mae Wheeler all of Dardanelle, AR; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at the Ola Church of Christ with Bro. Chris George and Dr. J. O. Pennington officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were, Lance Owens, David Cook, Lex Owens, Jason Cook, Joe Buehrle and Bill Owens. Honorary Joseph Buehrle and Todd Cook. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ola Church of Christ. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 28, 2000)


Cook, Harold Edwin

Harold Edwin Cook, age 92, of Ola, AR. died Friday, January 1, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. He was born September 5, 1936 at Ola to the late Paschal Cook and Noma Maulden Cook. He was a veteran of the Navy and a retired pharmacist. He was a member of the Ola Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret H. Cook.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey Raper Cook; a brother, Robert Cook of Washington State; a sister, Georgia Roots of Mississippi and several nieces and nephews.

Service was Monday at the Ola Methodist Church with the Rev. John Zolk officiating. Burial was in Mount George Cemetery at Mount George, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 1999)


Cook, James Harold

James Harold Cook, age 52, of Russellville died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1962 at Danville to James Lee Cook and Carolyn Ada Collins. He was a truck driver and was employed by Con Agra Foods for 25 years. He loved working on cars, going fishing and especially his little buddy, his grandson Payton.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Lee Cook and one brother, Franklin Denney.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Murphree of Russellville; two children, Jamie Sayavonga of Merced, CA, Jessica Cook of Russellville; three sisters, Debra Jenkins and husband James of Dover, Donna Mcillwain and husband Charles Jr. of Russellville, Stephanie Murphree and companion Stephanie Dolph of Russellville; three grandchildren, Payton Cook of Atkins, Alexis Schmidt of Atkins, Khloe Sayavonga of Merced, CA.

Burial will be private. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Oct 15, 2014 - On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Cook, John Edward

John Edward Cook, age 75, of Hot Springs, AR died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at a local hospital. He was born July 7, 1925 in Little Rock, AR, the youngest child of Thomas and Effie Welch Cook.

He was the beloved husband of Alice Paddock Cook of the home. They have lived in Hot Springs since their marriage on December 26, 1986. He was formerly married top Marie Denton for 30 years before her untimely death in 1985. They had one child, John Edward Cook, II who lives Danville, AR with his three children, Jason, Jessica and Jamie. He is also survived by a beloved step-daughter, Linda Pearson Bell and husband, C. R. Bell of Maumelle, AR and her children, Shannon Cantrell and Sean Schader and step-son John and wife Sherry Emerson Pearson of Fayetteville, AR.

Upon graduating from Central High School in Little Rock, John served his country during WWII on active duty with the Navy. He then attended Little Rock Junior College after which he embarked on a long career in finance, banking, business and community service. His quiet, affable, forthright personality combined with honesty, integrity and skill put him in great demand at financial institutions here and abroad. He served with the following Branch manager of the Bank of St. Louis, Vice-president of the Commercial National Bank of Little Rock, President of the International Trust Company of Monrovia, Liberia, Vice-president of the Union National Bank of Little Rock, President of the Bank of Glen wood, AR and President of the Caddo 1st National Bank of Glenwood. While in Glenwood he owned and managed a motel, restaurant and convenience store. He was also elected Recorder-Treasurer for that city. While living in Hot Springs, John as served three terms on the Garland County Quorum Court, served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Area Agency on Aging and an Advisory Committee member of the Hot Springs "Comprehensive Plan". Endowed with wit, gentle humor and storytelling skill, John has made a multitude of friends and will be sorely missed. He served some time as President of the Civilian Club of Little Rock, President of the Ruritan Club of Glenwood, was named "Lion bf the Year" in Glenwood in 1978, Commissioned an "Arkansas Traveler" by the Governor in 1970, has been a member of the BPOE since 1949, and an avid member of the Duplicate Bridge Club of Hot Springs.

Survivors also include several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and a sister.

Committal will be at the St. Luke's Episcopal Church columbarium in Hot Springs. A memorial Eucharist is planned at the church for Wednesday, April 25th at 3 p. m. followed by a Celebration at the Parish Hall. Rev. Dr. Larry Williams will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the St. Luke's Episcopal Building Fund, the Bridge House or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Gross Funeral Home of Hot Springs, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 25, 2001)


Cook, Larkie Stahl

Larkie Stahl Cook, born June 20, 1908 in Plainview, Ar., passed away Dec. 18, 2007. She was preceded by her parents Daniel & Martha Elms STAHL & her siblings. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Bakersfield, Ca, 1-11-2008)


Cook, Louis

Louis Cook, 94, of Ola, died Wednesday, January 6th at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a retired merchant and was a member of the Ola Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, E. H. Cook of Ola; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Matthews of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Mrs. Myrtis Welch of Brinkley; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Brewer of Ola; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral servces were at the Ola Church of Christ by Rev. M. F. Pollard, pastor of the First United Methodist Church at Atkins. Burial service was in the Sandlin Cemetery at Ola by Cornwell Funeral Service. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 14, 1971) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 14 Jan 1971, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Cook, Lula May (Verser)

Lula May Verser Cook, age 86, of Russellville, Arkansas died Friday, June 24, 2016. She was born August 19, 1929, at Shiloh, Arkansas to the late John and Lue Carlton Verser. Lula was a member of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville where she faithfully attended as long as her health permitted. She was a loving, devout servant of God and always had a willing heart to do His work. Her children were the love of her life and she raised them to know Him.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, Ted Cook; daughter, Vicky Cook Cole; five brothers, Walter "Dock" Verser, Alton Verser, J C Verser, Theo Verser, Clayton Verser and four sisters, Eva Brady, Pearl Birdsong, Mary Birdsong and Opal Scherzer.

Survivors include her daughter, Beth Bryant of Parker, Colorado; her son, Harlan Jay Cook of Russellville; three granddaughters, were also the loves of her life, Heather Perry, Andrea Anders, Stephanie Bryant and three great grandchildren, Dillon and Sophia Perry, Baker Cash Reeves.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Doug Hambrick officiating. Burial will be private in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers included Shelton Bailey, James Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Kevin Campbell, John Gasaway, Tod Rye. Honorary Pallbearers were Rick Stone, Leo Stone, Bill Barker, Jim Glover and Chad Rye. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 29, 2016)

Cook, Lydia

Mrs. Lydia Cook, age 100, of No. Little Rock, formerly of Yell County, died Tuesday, September 15, 1992, She was a teacher in Yell County schools for 35 years. She was the widow of Oscar L. Cook, a charter member of Ola Study Club and a member of Park Hill Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ouellette of North Little Rock; a sister, Willa B. Elliott of Parks; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Thursday, September 17 at Sandlin Cemetery at Ola, AR by the Rev. James Former. Burial was by Roller-Owens Funeral Home of Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/15/1992)


Cook, Margarite Hackworth (Memory Card)

IN MEMORY OF Margarette Hackworth COOK

DATE OF BIRTH December 5, 1909, Llano, Texas

DATE OF DEATH January 13, 1990, Ola, Arkansas

TIME AND LOCATION OF SERVICE Tuesday January 16, 1990 2:00 P. M.

Graveside Mt. George Cemetery, Mt. George, Arkansas

OFFICIATING Rev. Ed Kerr

SURVIVORS Husband Harold Cook and many Friends

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CORNWELL FUNERAL HOME OLA, ARKANSAS (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/13/1990)


Cook, Mary Virginia Clouse Efurd

Mary Virginia Clouse Efurd Cook, age 79, of Waldron, AR died Saturday, December 13, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired poultry farmer and widow of Lloyd John Efurd & Clyde D. Cook.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Ann Efurd Crossno.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Linda K. Jack Parish of Mansfield, AR; 2 sons, Roy Efurd of Aurora, CO, James Efurd & wife, Qujette of Mountainburg, AR; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Monday, December 15, 2003 at Buggy Hill Cemetery near Mansfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2003)


Cook, O. P.

O. P. Cook, 75, of Ola died Thursday in St. Edward's Hospital in Ft. Smith.

Survivors are his widow, two sons, Harold Cook, Fayetteville, and Robert Cook, Rainier, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Valeria Sparks, Longview, Wash., Mrs. Clara Gateley and Mrs. Georgia Root, Baton Rouge, La. and Mrs. Lola Halter, Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 5, 1956)


Cook, Oscar L.

Oscar L. Cook, 79, of North Little Rock, formerly of Yell County, died Saturday in his home. He was a retired insurance agent. Born in Centerville, he had lived in Ola most of his life, moving to North Little Rock four years ago. He was a member of the Christian Church and Petit Jean Lodge of the Masons 298, of Ola.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lydia Buford Cook of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. David Ouellette of North Little Rock; a brother, L. E. Cook of Ola; a sister, Mrs. Sybil Brewer of Ola; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at the Ola Methodist Church Monday and burial was in the Ola Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1966)

Cook, Pauline (Harris)

Pauline Cook age 88 of Dardanelle died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1922 at Riley, Arkansas to the late Pless and Mattie Blaylock Harris. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County and member of the Centerville Church of Christ. She helped create the family owned business, Georgia Carpet Mills of Russellville, which still serves the people of the River Valley today.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terryle Cook, a World War II survivor; three brothers, Ormond Harris, Eschell Harris, Edward Harris; one sister, Virgie Johnson.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Gullett and husband Paul of Oak Grove; one son, Dennis Cook and wife Linda of Russellville; two sisters, Bernice Garrison of Dardanelle, Ruth Allen of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Randy Cook and wife Beth, Becky Bodiford and husband Tony, Jason Cook and girl-friend Sarah Ferguson, Ricky Martin and wife Leslie, Brian Martin and wife Lena, Rhonda Hefley and husband Randy, Mike Gullett and wife Debbie, Carla Spence and husband Doug; eighteen great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 2:00P.M. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Steve Sorrells officiating. Burial will be in Mt. George Cemetery. Pallbearers: Billy Fink, Wendall Cook, Mitchell Rollans, Ronnie Garrison, Glen Boyd, Tim House. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donation may be made to the Mt. George Cemetery Fund, 310 West Main, Russellville, AR 72801. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 2, 2011)

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