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Cowger, Naomi Horn

Naomi Horn Cowger, age 89, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born November 21, 1917 in Belleville, AR a daughter of J. R. (Jimmy) and Ollie Rutledge Horn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chickalah United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neil Bowie Cowger; five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, James W. and Leslie Bowen of Marietta, GA; two daughters, Pat and Keith Finkenbinder of Chickalah, AR and Sharon and Johnny Chiaro of Little Rock, AR; a sister, Dorothy Walters of California; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held June 19, 2007 at the Chickalah United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial was in Chickalah Hill Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 27, 2007)


Cowger, Ophelia (Hunnicutt) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Ophelia Hunnicutt Cowger of Danville died July 3 at the age of 91 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a charter member of the Eastern Star of Danville.

She is survived by three sons, Cleo Cowger of Danville, James I. Cowger of Gulfport, Miss., Ernest Cowger of Stanford, Tex.; four daughters, Vivian Cowger and Mrs. R.C. Parks of Danville, Mrs. Roy McNeal of Nimrod and Mrs. R.B. Mills of North Little Rock; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Danville Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. Carl Pearson, Rev. Gene Atkins and Rev. Jack Bledsoe. Burial was in the Danville Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons: James McNeal from Ft. Smith; Bill McNeal of McGehee; Don McNeal, Robert Lee McNeal and George McNeal of Nimrod; and Bobbie Mills of North Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1966)

Cowger, Philip Bost

Philip Bost Cowger, age 65, of Dardanelle died Thursday, October 29, 2015. He was born March 31, 1950, to the late John Philip and Sarah Frances Bost Cowger. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, a 1968 graduate of Dardanelle High School and a 1974 graduate of Henderson State University with a B.A. Degree in Business.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Cowger of Dardanelle; two daughters, Scarlet Cowger Evans (Danial) of Morrilton, Sarah Cowger of Plano, Texas; one brother, John W. Cowger (Cathey) of El Dorado; one nephew, Alan Cowger; one niece, Amber Cowger both of El Dorado; two grandchildren, Guyler and Xander Evan of Morrilton. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Jim Benfer officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the chapel prior to the service. Honorary Pallbearers will be Newell Carter, Doyle McIntyre, Leslie Teaff, Paul Horney, Andy Berkmeyer, Bob Burris. Dwight Talbert, River Valley Pilot Association. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 4, 2015)

Cowger, Robert

Mr. Robert Cowger, 43, born in Danville, August 15, 1898 but long a resident of Danville, where he was one of Yell County's most popular men, later at Russellville and at Morrilton, where he died in the St. Anthony Hospital, December 9. Mr.

Cowger is survived by his wife, Lola Bice Cowger, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Cowger, sisters, Mrs. Robert Parks, Gravelly, Mrs. Roy McNeal, Nimrod, Mrs. Barb Mills, Haskel and Miss Vivian of the home and brothers, James I. Jr., Brownsville, Tenn., Ernest L., Conway; and Cleo Cowger, Danville. A short service was held at the Reed Chapel, Morrilton, by Rev. L. E. Ashley and Rev. J. A. Gatlin at 1:30 p.m.

and the funeral service at Danville was in the Baptist church at 3:30, with services by Rev. Wilson Dees and Rev. Chas Finch who delivered the sermon. Pall bearers were Peal Gordon, Ozark, Rollan Cardon, Russellville, Lynn Wilson, Buford Compton, Wing, Willie Caviness and Bob Caviness, Gravelly. Special music was The Old Rugged Cross, beautifully rendered by Mrs. Raymond Lewis. The flowers were banks on banks at the altar, the most beautiful arrangement of the most beautiful flowers that can be imagined. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1941)

Cowger, Robert P. (Mrs.)

Mrs. Robert P. Cowger, aged 72, widow of Dr. Robert P. Cowger, died here Sunday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Begoon. Mrs. Cowger was a native of Chickalah and moved to Danville in 1904. She was a member of the Older of the Eastern Star and was a Baptist.

She is survived by four sons, Aubrey Cowger of Danville, Robert Cowger of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Dan Cowger of Anaheim, Calif. and Charles Cowger of El Dorado; three other daughters, Mrs. W. G. Hart of Tulsa, Mrs. W. Hancock of Sunray, Texas and Mrs. Janie Eckhart of Pampa, Tex.; three half brothers, B. H. Burnett of Russellville, Robert Burnett of Dallas and R. L. Burnett of California; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Hames of Petaluma, Calif. Mrs. H. C. Scott of Norman, Okla. and Mrs. H. L. Mauldin of Amarillo, Tex. and 11 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 16, 1952)


Cowger, Ruth Lewis

Mrs. Ruth Lewis Cowger, age 45, of Danville died of cancer at the Yell County Hospital Tuesday morning. She was a native of Yell County and member of the Danville Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Aubrey (Tobe) Cowger; one son, Lamar, and one daughter, Mary Dean of the home; a sister, Mrs. Dale Yarborough of Booneville, two brothers, Clarence Lewis of Camden and John Park Lewis of Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 20, 1956)


Cowger, Stanley L.

Stanley L. Cowger, 70, a native of the Chickalah community, died Monday, September 26, at a Kansas City, Mo. Hospital. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cowger of Chickalah, a Navy veteran of World War I, and a Methodist. He was a retired employee of the Kansas City Gas Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia Haney Cowger; three sons, David Cowger of Houston, Charles and Richard Cowger of Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn Lee Nelson of Kansas City; three brothers, Neal, Paul and J. B. (Pete) Cowger, all of Chickalah; five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Cotton of Dardanelle, Mrs. Irl Darr of Russellville, Mrs. Ann Hargis of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Harry Germillion and Mrs. Johnny Ward of Kansas City; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial were Wednesday afternoon at Kansas City. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1966)

Cowger, Thelma Gibbs

Thelma Gibbs Cowger, 90, of Dardanelle, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Arkansas. She was born October 27, 1918 in Malvern, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by husband, Jackson K. Cowger; parents, Stella and Grover Gibbs; brothers, Bobby and Lawrence Gibbs; sister, Marquerite Black; and grandson, Clay Long.

Survivors include three daughters, Jill Sheets and husband Steve of Dardanelle, Jacquelyn Long of Bryant, Patricia Faught of Columbia, Maryland; grandchildren, Justin Sheets and wife Kala, Kayla Sheets all of Dardanelle, Clay Long of Russellville, Keith Long of Ft. Smith, Bill Faught of Columbia, Maryland, Jenna Bisegger and husband Jeff of Eldersburg, Maryland; great grandchildren, Parker Sheets of Dardanelle, Katlyn and Allison Bisegger of Eldersburg, Maryland; sisters, Frances Chandler and husband Jim of Haskell, and Janet Davis of Jacksonville.

Graveside service was at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 2009)


Cowger, Vivian

DANVILLE - Miss Vivian Cowger, age 83, of Danville died June 7, 1984 at the Yell County Hospital at Danville. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the First Baptist Church at Danville.

Survivors include three brothers, Cleo Cowger of Greenwood, James Cowger of Gulfport, Miss. and Ernest Cowger of Lubbock, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Allie Parks of Danville and Mrs. Leah Mills of Pine Bluff.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church at Danville. Burial will be in Danville Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the building fund at the First Baptist Church of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Cox, Arthur Bentley "A.B."

Arthur Bentley Cox (A.B.) age 94 of Dardanelle died Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born July 25,1918, in Dardanelle, Arkansas to the late Daniel Thomas and Love Howell Cox. A.B. was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII where he served as a medical corpsman on the hospital ship the U.S.S. Bountiful in the South Pacific and was a member of the Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle. He was a lifelong member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church where he served throughout the years on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Council. He was a member of many civic clubs, organizations, and boards. He was active in the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce serving two terms as president. In 1988 he was the recipient of the Exceptional Accomplishment Award presented by the Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Community Development Program. He was co-chair of the Dardanelle Dam dedication, president of the Dardanelle Board of Industries, and served as chairman of the Yell County March of Dimes. A.B. was past president of the Arkansas Association of Professional Insurance Agents, a charter member of the Dardanelle Rotary Club, receiving the Paul Harris Award, a charter member of the Yell County Mounted Patrol and Yell County Wildlife Federation. A.B. was very active in the Boy Scouts of America serving on the Westark District Council. He was the recipient the Silver Beaver Award and was proud of the fact that his three sons were Eagle Scouts. His greatest passions were quail hunting, dogs and horses. In 2005 he was inducted into the Arkansas Bird Dog Hall of Fame. He organized the Pullen Pond Field Trial and served as field trial chairman for 30 years. He was secretary and treasurer of the Arkansas Field Trial Association (Southwest Championship) in Booneville, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by sons, Arthur Bentley Cox, Jr. and Louis Morgan Cox; grandson, Louis Morgan Cox, Jr.; brothers, James Cox and Thomas Cox, and sisters, Camille Adams and Celeste Thurman.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Jean Morgan Cox of Dardanelle, son Tommy Cox and wife Dinah of Dumas; daughters-in-laws, Debbie Cox of Dallas, Texas, and Liz Cox of Rogers, Arkansas; grandchildren, Howell Cox, Molly Pilkington, Meredith Finney, Ben Cox , Celeste Cox and 6 great grandchildren. Family will receive guests Saturday, December 29, 10:00 -11:00 at Dardanelle First United Methodist Church.

Graveside service at Brearley Cemetery will follow at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, 100 North Second Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com, Obituary was published on Jan 1, 2013)

Cox, Billy Howard

Chaplain Colonel Billy Howard Cox (U.S. Army retired) of Jacksonville, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born February 27, 1928 in Huntsville to the late Roscoe Harrison Cox and Laura Calico Cox. After graduating from Hendrix College where he played basketball, he attended seminary and earned his Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University. Reverend Cox served as a United Methodist minister for 67 years, 29 of which were as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, Reverend Cox was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Bobby Cox.

Reverend Cox is survived by his wife, Delle Woodard Cox; four sons, William Howard Cox and Timothy Christian Cox, both of Nashville, Tennessee, Thomas Whitney Cox of Graham, North Carolina and Jonathan Marcus Cox of Fairview, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren and one sister, Betty Gaskill of Huntsville.

Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501)982-2136 with funeral services beginning at 2:30 Sunday, February 9, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice; 14 Parkstone Circle; North Little Rock, AR 72117. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com (501)982-2136. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 12, 2014)

Cox, Bobby

Bobby Cox, age 60, of Greenwood, AR, died Sunday, June 22, 1997 at his home. He was retired from Acee-Hiland Dairy and was co-owner of Food Plus Grocery Stores. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, member of the Greenwood Round Up Club, member of the American Brahman Association and was a major supporter of the Junior Livestock Auction of the Sebastian County Fair.

He is survived by his wife, Willo Cox of the home; one daughter, Georgeanna Cox of Rudy, AR; one step-daughter, Sue Carpenter of Ft. Smith; one son, Darren Cox of Greenwood; step-mother, Anna Cox of Greenwood; six sisters, Mary Ann Pitts of Springfield, MO, Betty Reano and Glenda Wallace both of Jenny Lind, AR, Patsy Jones of Ft. Smith, Charlcie McEntryre of Garland, TX and Doris DeGolier of Austin, TX; two brothers, Jerry Cox of Greenwood and Jack Harris of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service was today, June 25, 1997, at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Pallbearers were Paul Rush, Frank Noland, Gerald Woody, George Holland, Bill Strozier and Sammy Moran. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 25, 1997)


Cox, Bobby Joe "Bob"

Bobby Joe "Bob" Cox, age 68 of Ola departed this Earth to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born November 22, 1937 in Plainview, he was the son of the late Olgar and Lillie Mae Gallion Cox. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ola and a carpenter for 30 years. He assisted in building lock and damns all around the United States, helped build the old Russellville School and the construction of AR Nuclear 1, and was a volunteer ambulance driver for Yell County.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Holbert Cox.

Survivors include four daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Glendon Graham of Mt. George, Dianne Foster and Susan Cavins both of Ola, Bobbie Meredith of Springdale; brother, Billy Cox of Santa Barbara, CA; two sisters, Evola Whitlow of Plainview, Nina Jean Davis of St. Louis, MI; nine grandchildren, Jacquelyn McKern, Nicholas Graham, Dylan Foster, Joshua Foster, Alicia Foster, Nicole Meredith, Kacie Marshall, Ashley Cavins and Matthew Cavins and three great-grandchildren, Emily and Allison Foster and Paris Enriquez; host of nieces and nephews and JoAnn Barnes Marshall, the mother of his children.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p. m. today, Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Ronny Barnes Deacon of First Baptist Church of Ola officiating. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation 1 to 2 p. m. before the service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 30, 2006)


Cox, Cathryn Moore

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Cathryn Moore Cox, age 69, of Dardanelle died today at her home. She was a native of Centerville, daughter of the late Elmer and Grace Shepherd Moore.

Survivors include her husband, A. D. "Bully" Cox Sr.; a son, A. D. Cox Jr. of Dardanelle; three daughters, Emma Grace Wesley of Dardanelle, Deanna Landthrip of McAlester, Okla. and Faye Sullivan of Paris; two sisters, Maxine Adney and Charlene Roberts of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 pm. Thursday at Cornwall Chapel by the Rev. Reed Shanks. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Baker, Tony Brabec, Buck Martin, Bill Bryson, Calvin Chronister and Ray Fulton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Cox, Cora Ella (Mitchell) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Cora Ella Cox, widow of Robert Henry Cox, died Tuesday, September 28, at a Woodward, Okla., hospital. She was a native of the Ard Community near Dardanelle, daughter of the late Hiram and Cornelia Mitchell, and was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Everett Cox of Yakima, Wash; Raymer Cox of Pico Rivieria, Calif., and J. Vemon Cox of Texarkana, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Mcllard of Woodward, Mrs. Jane Raab of Edmond, Okla., and Mrs. Alma Castine of Kingfisher, Okla.; a brother, Stanley Mitchell of Friseo, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Ada Russell of Glenrose, Texas, Mrs. Ester Warren of Frisco, Mrs. Mayme Wilkerson of Junction City, Miss Lois Mitchell of Oliveview Calif., and Mrs. Mace Jester of Fort Smith; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Williams, pastor. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1965)

Cox, Cordelia Robison

Mrs. Cordelia Robison Cox, 80, of OLA, died Saturday. Mrs. Cox was a member of Ola Assembly of God Church.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Monday at Ola Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Gillerd Cemetery near Mount Ida by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

Survivors are two sons, George Cox of Pasadena, Texas, and Harold Cox of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Fay Smith of Ola; three brothers, Pat Robison of Mena, Jack Robison of Emmett, Idaho, and Raymond Robison of Idaho City, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Golden of Ola; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/16/1987)


Cox, Dorothy Maxine

Dorothy Maxine Cox, age 64, of Havana, AR died Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born in Oklahoma, December 28, 1932 daughter of the late Andrew and Beryl Light Dill. She was a retired housekeeping supervisor for St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Dill and Donald Dill and a sister, Rose Snyder.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Cox; two daughters, Barbara Bird of California and Lydia Abercrombie of Havana; two sons, Rodney Cox of California and Robert Cox of Havana; a son-in-law, John Abercrombie of Havana and a daughter-in-law, Vickie Cox of Havana; a twin brother, Dewey Dill of Marshall, AR; two sisters, Beulah Gann and Elsie Alsieo of CA; five grandchildren, Eric Knapp of CA, Brian Cox of Havana, Melissa Berry of CA, Rodney Cox, Jr. of CA and Carl Kirtley of Havana; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 28 at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Cox, Carl Kirtley, Eric Foster, Ronnie Wet and John Abercrombie. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 30, 1997)


Cox, Earl J.

Earl J. Cox, age 63, of Steve died Tuesday, August 1, 1969 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a retired civil engineer for the United States Corps of Engineers, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Valley Home Baptist Church in Hollis and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Odessa Spencer Cox; two daughters, Cassandra Cox of Little Rock and Kay Brucks of North Little Rock; his parents, Hollis and Jessie Cox of Steve; one sister, Edith Owens of Steve; two granddaughters, Gallic and Kate Brucks of North Little Rock.

Funeral services were Friday at Valley Home Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Powers with interment at Nooner Cemetery. Arrangements and services by Dixon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ray Chism, John Overfelt, Bo Ross, Tommy Spencer, Gary Spencer, and William Gossett, Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/1/1969)


Cox, Elsie Lou

DANVILLE - Mrs. Elsie Lou Cox, age 90, of Danville died Sunday, January 12, 1986 at Mitchell Nursing Home. She was a retired school teacher, and daughter of the late Jessie and Jennie Crosby.

Survivors include two sisters, Freda Hudson of Ola and Jesshazel McCollum of Rising Star, Texas; six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at Old Danville Cemetery. Burial will be by Dixon Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Cox, George Washington "G.W."

George Washington "G.W." Cox age 94 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Atkins Nursing Center. He was born April 22, 1918 at Delaware to the late George W. and Clara Epperson Cox. He was of the Assembly of God Faith and was a WWII Navy Veteran and a member of the Boyce- WoodsVFW Post 3141.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ineda Cox; one daughter, Rachel Cox; one step son, John W. Martin, Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Nita Cox Jobe and husband Ed of Alexander; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Private graveside service was held October 19, 2012 at Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 24, 2012)

Cox, Harold Dean

Harold Dean Cox - Funeral services were held Monday for Harold Dean Cox, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cox of Danville, who are living at Bakersville, Ky, temporarily.

He is survived by his father and mother; three sisters, Glenda Carol, Lorene and Shera Jean; a brother, James Glendon Jr. and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cox. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, June 10, 1954)


Cox, Hollis

Hollis Cox, age 90, a resident of Steve, AR died Thursday, June 29, 1995 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born on February 22, 1905 at Steve, AR to William and Dixie Tidmore Cox. He married Jessie Sims on December 13, 1924 at Perry County, AR. He was a cattle farmer. He was a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl J. Cox; one brother, Tom Cox and two sisters, Bertha Gossage and Hattie Hull.

Survivors include wife, Jessie Cox of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Bill Owens of Steve; daughter-in-law, Odessa Cox of Steve; three grandchildren, Bill Owens, Jr. of North Little Rock, AR, Cassandra Cox of Little Rock and Kay Cox Brucks of Steve, AR; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maude Spears of Porterville, CA and Cora Blackwood of Pittsburg, CA; one brother, Luster Cox of Ben-ton, AR; several nieces and nephews and several friends.

Funeral services were July 1 at the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Eddie Powers and assisted by Rev. Joe Yates. Burial was at the Nooner Cemetery at Steve. Memorials may be made to the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Ronny Crawford, Kenneth Crawford, Jimmy Wells, Noel Marshall, Lee Yates and Oscar Yates, Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7-5-1995)


Cox, Ineda W. Midgett

Ineda W. Midgett Cox, age 73, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, September 9, 2001 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born November 22, 1927 in Vanndale, AR, daughter of the late Willie Levi and Effie Edna Meredith Midgett. She worked as a switchboard operator at St. Mary's Hospital and was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3141.

Survivors include her husband, G. W. Cox, Jr. a son, John Martin, Jr. West Memphis, AR; two daughters, Rachel M. Cox and Nita Cox Trehern both of Dardanelle; two sisters, Vernease Shahan, Wynne, AR and Peggy Currington of Argyle, FL; two brothers, Billy Midgett, Caldwell, AR and George Midgett of Coldwater, MS; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral service was September 11, 2001 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Howard Cox officiating. Burial was in the Graves Cemetery at Delaware, AR by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2001)


Cox, James Bryant

James Bryant Cox, age 70, died November 27, 1956 at his home in Danville. He was a lifelong resident of Yell County, a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge and a retired carpenter and farmer. Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Cox of the home; two sons, James Glendon of Muskogee, Okla. and Jesse Wayne of Irvington, Calif; one half-sister, Mrs. Minnie Linch Jones of Little Rock; two half brothers, Bentley Koonce Cox and Harold Vance of Okmulgee, Okla.; and eight grand children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 6, 1956)


Cox, Jean (Morgan)

Jean Morgan Cox, age 89, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born January 24, 1924 in Bentonville, Arkansas to the late John and Demetra DeShong Morgan. She was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, the Womens Missionary Society and a life member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Boyce Woods Post 3141 in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.B. Cox; two sons, Bentley Cox and Louis Morgan Cox; one grandson, Louis Morgan Cox Jr; one sister, Bettie Smith.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Cox and wife Dinah of Dumas, AR; two daughters-in-law, Debbie Cox of Dallas, Texas, Liz Cox of Rogers, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Howell Cox, Molly Pilkington, Meredith Finney, Ben Cox, Celeste Cox and six great grandchildren.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2013 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Bro. Jim Benfer officiating. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Cremation Arrangements 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 May 8, 2013)

Cox, Jean (Morgan)

Jean Morgan Cox, age 89, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born January 24, 1924 in Bentonville, Arkansas to the late John and Demetra DeShong Morgan. She was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, the Womens Missionary Society and a life member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Boyce Woods Post 3141 in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.B. Cox; two sons, Bentley Cox and Louis Morgan Cox; one grandson, Louis Morgan Cox Jr; one sister, Bettie Smith.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Cox and wife Dinah of Dumas, AR; two daughters-in-law, Debbie Cox of Dallas, Texas, Liz Cox of Rogers, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Howell Cox, Molly Pilkington, Meredith Finney, Ben Cox, Celeste Cox and six great grandchildren.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2013 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Bro. Jim Benfer officiating. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Cremation Arrangements 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 May 8, 2013)

Cox, Jessie Sims

Jessie Sims Cox, age 98, of Plainview, AR died Friday, November 19, 2004 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Tandy and Nanny Jones Sims, she was born July 21, 1906 in Ava. She was a homemaker and the retired Postmaster for Steve, AR, where she served for 24 years from 1950 until 1974. She was a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Hollis D. Cox; a son, Earl Cox and a brother, Herbert Sims.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Bill Owens of Plainview, AR; a daughter-in-law, Odessa Cox of Plainview, AR; a grandson, Dr. Bill Owens of North Little Rock, AR; two granddaughters, Dr. Cassandra Cox of Little Rock, AR and Kay Cox of Plainview; two great granddaughters, Callie and Kate Brucks and two sisters, Faye Yates of Witcherville, AR and Addie Crawford of Hot Springs, AR.

Funeral service was Tuesday, November 23 at 2:30 p. m. at the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church at Hollis, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Scott. Burial was in Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. Pallbearers Don & Ronnie Yates, Walter Carter, Mike Howard, Mike Brucks and Ronnie & Kenneth Crawford. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Health Department Hospice, 404 North El Paso Ave. Russellville, AR 72801 or the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church at Hollis. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 24, 2004)


Cox, Leslie Lorraine "Les"

Leslie Lorranine "Les" Cox, age 88, of Belleville passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Deerview Nursing Home in Ola. He was born August 3, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Ralph & Nellie Swinford Cox. He was a Navy Veteran and a T.V. repairman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Cox; brothers, Wayne Cox; Lee Cox; sister, Maxine Fowler.

Survivors include his son, Gary Cox of Belleville; grandson, Jeff Cox of Raymore, Missouri.

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 Aug 10, 2016)

Cox, Leslie Vernon

Leslie Vernon Cox, age 88, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, August 30, 2003 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born August 22, 1915 in Delaware, AR to the late George Washington Cox, Sr. and Clara Epperson Cox. He was a lumberman and a member of the Delaware First Assembly of God Church where he served as a deacon and a trustee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Cox.

He is survived by a son, Billy Ray Cox of Russellville, AR; a daughter, Norma Willems of Subiaco, AR; a brother, G. W. Cox of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 2, 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle, AR with the Rev. Howard Cox officiating. Interment was in the Graves Cemetery in Delaware, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle AR. Pallbearers were Mike Rickman, Jon T. Gentry, Steve Thomas, Chuck Thomas, Malcolm Cox and Keith Sanders. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 3, 2003)


Cox, Marilyn "Rachel

Marilyn "Rachel Cox, age 62, of Dardanelle, AR, died Thursday, November 18, 2004 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born July 4, 1942 at Russellville, AR to G. W. and Keith Malone Cox of Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Keith Cox; grandparents, George and Clara Cox and step-mother, Ineda Cox.

Survivors include, her father, G. W. Cox of Dardanelle; one sister and brother-in-law, Nita and Ed Jobe of Bryant, AR; two aunts, Jessie Blake of Dardanelle and Ella Rea of Conway; one uncle, Bobby Vandiver of Conway and many cousins.

Funeral service was November 20, 2004 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Howard Cox officiating. Interment was in Graves Cemetery, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Brad Bibbs, Bobby Lyons, Leroy Randall, Ed Jobe, Wilson Vandiver and Butch Booher. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 24, 2004)


Cox, Odessa (Spencer)

Odessa Cox, 85, of Plainview, AR, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Mack and Effie Spencer, she was born January 3, 1927 in Dunbar, OK. She married Earl J. Cox on May 5, 1950. She was a teacher with the Danville school system and a member of the Onyx Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, bird watching and especially playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving nusband of 39 years, Earl J. Cox; and her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Cox of Little Rock and Kay Cox of Plainview; two granddaughters, Callie Brucks of Plainview and Kate Yates and husband Chris of Ola; three great grandchildren, Madison Cox of Plainview, Aidan Brucks of Ola and Adaline Cox of Plainview; two sisters, Lucille Hooser and husband John of Clayton, OK and Pauline Elliot of Ola; two brothers, Tommy Spencer and wife Delores of Russellville and Gary Spencer and wife Linda of Plainview; sister-in-law, Edith Owens of Plainview; four nieces; and seven nephews.

Funeral was February 24, 2012 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Onyx with Reverend Eddie Powers officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 29, 2012)

Cox, Patricia Ann

Mrs. Patricia Ann Cox, age 66, of Belleville, AR died Sunday, November 17, 1996 at her home. She was retired from the Remington Arms Company, in Independence, MO, and was a official court reporter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Onita Hill McCormick; two brothers, Floyd and Charles McCormick.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie Cox; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cherie Cox of Lee Summitt, MO; a sister, Ilileen Montgomery of Independence, MO; and a grandson, Jeff Cox of Raymore, MO.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at 2:00 p. m. at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leland Hall, Marvin Catlett, Ledain Rogers, Bob Ball, Harlon Patton, Johnny Burrows, Otis hall and Dale Taylor. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-20-1996)


Cox, Penny Annette (Traughber)

Penny Annette Cox, age 49, of Dardanelle passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born August 17, 1963 in Richmond, VA, to the late Chuck Traughber and Ruby (Underwood) Traughber of Havana.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Owen Karter Radcliff.

She is survived by two sons, Barry Hunnicutt of Plumerville and Daniel Radcliff and wife, Tanessa, of Hector; one daughter, Ashley Hughes and husband, Justin, of Dardanelle; three sisters, Lori Essman of Havana, Becky Traughber of Havana and Susie Moore of Plainview; nine grandchildren, Serenity Faye, Mai-Lee, Karmyn Elyse, Kynsli Jayden, Darren Scott, Amie Nicole, Lindsey Marie, Aiden Michael and Kylee Leann and her significant other, Bobby Burris.

We will have a memorial service in her honor on Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 pm at the Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 7, 2013)

Cox, Penny Annette (Traughber)

Penny Annette Cox, age 49, of Dardanelle passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born August 17, 1963 in Richmond, VA, to the late Chuck Traughber and Ruby (Underwood) Traughber of Havana.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Owen Karter Radcliff.

She is survived by two sons, Barry Hunnicutt of Plumerville and Daniel Radcliff and wife, Tanessa, of Hector; one daughter, Ashley Hughes and husband, Justin, of Dardanelle; three sisters, Lori Essman of Havana, Becky Traughber of Havana and Susie Moore of Plainview; nine grandchildren, Serenity Faye, Mai-Lee, Karmyn Elyse, Kynsli Jayden, Darren Scott, Amie Nicole, Lindsey Marie, Aiden Michael and Kylee Leann and her significant other, Bobby Burris.

We will have a memorial service in her honor on Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 pm at the Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 7, 2013)

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