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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)

Cornwell, Michael Rush

Michael Rush Cornwell, Sr., owner and President of Cornwell Funeral Home, passed away on December 15, 2013, in Danville, Arkansas, at the age of 69. Mike was born on February 6, 1944, to the late Lloyd Rush Cornwell and Violet Masters Cornwell, and was a life-long resident of Yell County. Mike graduated from Dardanelle High School before attending the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Mike went on to graduate from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1967, during which he received the President's Award. Upon graduation, he returned to his family's funeral business in Dardanelle, and eventually moved to Danville to manage and expand the Danville funeral home. Mike was born and raised in the funeral business and dedicated his life to the success of the funeral home. At the time of his death, Cornwell Funeral Home was the second oldest business in Yell County and the fifth oldest funeral home in the State of Arkansas, having been established by Mike's family in 1898. In addition to being a licensed embalmer and funeral director, Mike has been the elected Yell County Coroner for the past 35 years, serving up until the date of his death. The office of Yell County Coroner has been filled by Mike's family for the past 65 years, with his mother serving as the first female Coroner in Arkansas after the death of his father in 1948. Mike loved all local, state and national politics and actively engaged in many political campaigns, including heading President Bill Clinton's campaign in Yell County during his 1974 congressional race. Mike also loved Yell County and believed in supporting his community. At the time of his death, he served on the board of directors of Chambers Memorial Hospital and the Yell County Ambulance Board, and was a member of the Lions Club and Danville First Baptist Church. His prior service includes, among others, serving on the Danville City Council, the Yell County Industrial Commission and the board of Danville State Bank, as well as memberships in the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, the Masonic Lodge (32nd degree Mason) and the Danville and Arkansas Jaycees. In addition to countless community service awards, Mike was named one of Arkansas' Outstanding Young Men by the Arkansas Jaycees 1978 and received the Speak-Up of the Year award by the Jaycees several years running. Before his health declined, Mike loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, being a member of both the National Rifle Association and the Yell County Wildlife Federation. One of the highlights of Mike's life came in 1987 when he was appointed to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. During his seven-year tenure, he was instrumental in obtaining a number of needed projects for Yell, Logan and Pope Counties. Among his sponsored projects were multiple improvements to the buildings and grounds at both the Pullen Pond and Petit Jean Wildlife Management Areas, as well as a half million dollar expansion of the boat launching and fishing tournament facilities on both the Pope and Yell County sides of Lake Dardanelle. Although Mike's life of service to his community is an inspiration, his greatest accomplishment, other than his family, was the devotion, respect and genuine kindness he bestowed on each and every family that walked through the doors of Cornwell Funeral Home. Mike's generosity and compassion were immeasurable, and he possessed a special gift that allowed him to comfort grieving families on a daily basis. He simply was the best funeral director, and his legacy will live on in his own family and in those families he faithfully served. His favorite quote is from an old sermon "may the work I've done for others speak for me." It inspired him throughout his life. After assisting thousands of families lay their loved ones to rest over his 46 years at the helm of Cornwell Funeral Home, Michael Rush Cornwell, Sr. will now be laid to rest.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Samuel Lloyd Cornwell, his sister, Carol Cornwell Moseley, and a stepson, Russell Elmore. Mike's family misses him beyond words but is forever grateful for the bonus years God gave them with Mike. Mike took the greatest joy not in his success and accomplishments, but in spending time with them.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of twenty years, Ann Elmore Cornwell, whose love and devotion to Mike is unparalleled. Mike is also survived by his four children, Michaelle Cornwell Wilkins of Danville, Allison Joelle Cornwell of Little Rock, Ashley Cornwell Gregg (Brent) of Conway and his only son, Michael Rush Cornwell, Jr. (Carrie) of Dardanelle; his seven grandchildren, Brett Lee Wilkins, Carlee Grace Wilkins, Jarett Lee Wilkins, Anna Caroline Gregg, Samuel Andrew Gregg, Michael Rush Cornwell III and Carson Kennison Cornwell; his two stepdaughters, Annette Layne (Allen) of Hartford and Pam Sebren (Kavin) of Greenwood; his only niece and nephew, Kelly Moseley Carr of Jackson, Wisconsin and James Lloyd Moseley of Dallas, Texas; his brother-in-law, James "Skip" Moseley of Mt. Nebo; and the Cornwell Funeral Home Family. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ray Cornwell, Lamont Cornwell, Gilbert Cornwell, Johnny Cornwell, David Cornwell and James "Skip" Moseley. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Cornwell Funeral Home, the Dardanelle High School Class of 1962, the board of Chambers Memorial Hospital and the Yell County Ambulance Board. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th, at Danville First Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held on December 18th at 2:00 p.m. also at Danville First Baptist Church, with internment immediately following at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Arkansas. Memorials in Mike's honor may be made to the Yell County Wildlife Association. Arrangements provided by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Guestbook and online condolences may be left at cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 18, 2013)

Cornwell, Roberta Blair

Roberta Blair Cornwell, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of the late Dr. Gilroy Cornwell, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born October 3, 1917 in Delaware, AR to the late Bert E. and Ola Thompson Blair. She was a dental assistance, working with her late husband for 52 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Scarlett Cornwell Stevens; a brother, B. E. Blair and a sister, Ila Ruth Blair.

Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Cornwell of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Bobby Blair of Rockford, IL; a sister, Susie Baldwin of Exeter, MO; four grandchildren, Jason Cornwell, Rush Cornwell, Ashley Stevens and Blair Stevens.

Services will be today, Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Interment will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Skip Moseley, Pat Stevens, Brinson Cornwell, David Cornwell, Gilbert Cornwell and Thomas Ray Cornwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 14, 2001)


Cortez, Brian

Brian Cortez, infant son of Alex Caballero and Irma Cortez died Friday, November 10, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He is survived by his parents Alex Caballero and Irma Cortez of Danville; two brothers, Jesus Teyuza and Alexis Cortez of Danville.

Graveside service was November 14, 2006 at the. Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2006)


Cosby, Edrice

Edrice Cosby, age 79, of Plainview, AR died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born August 4, 1924 in Dardanelle to the late William Henry and Mandy Hutcherson Hill. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Jesus Name Church in Plainview.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman C. Cosby; two brothers, Otha and Cecil Hill and a sister, Mildred Wallace.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Mary Cosby and David and Susie Cosby all of Plainview, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Zane McAnulty of Phoenix City, AL; a sister, Fannie McDonald of Dardanelle, AR and five grandchildren, Bradley and Samantha Cosby, Kristy McAnulty, Dana Jellison and Laura Green.

Funeral service was December 1, 2003 at the Jesus Name Church in Plainview with Rev. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Plainview, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Harold, Henry and Lester Hill, Lynn Tidwell, Zane and Dale McAnulty. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)


Cosby, Herman C.

Mr. Herman C. Cosby, age 72, of Plainview died Thursday, November 22 at his home in Plainview. He was a native of Jessieville, son of the late Joe and Ebby Mariett Cosby and a veteran of WWII and a retired farmer.

Survivors are his wife, Edrice Hill Cosby, two sons; David and Danny Cosby both of Plainview, one daughter; Mary McAnulty of Fort Hood, Texas and five grandchildren.

Services were November 24 at the Plainview Jesus Name Church with Rev. Richard Burkett officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-28-1990)


Cosby, Mary Ellen (Dean)

ODESSA -- Mary Ellen Dean Cosby, 105, of Odessa, Texas passed away peacefully in her home on December 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mary Ellen Dean was born November 23, 1908, in her parents' home in the rural area of Chikala Mountain, in Yell County Arkansas. She was the baby daughter and last born child of Jessie Edward Dean and Ida Alice Limbird. She was the youngest of eight children Monroe, Emma, George, Flora, Wilbur, Joe and Effie and Henry who died in childhood. The family worked a farm in Arkansas and Mary Ellen attended school in a one room school house, Mountain Springs of Chikala Mountain, and completed the eighth grade. Later when Mary was 20, she moved to Holdenville, Oklahoma to live and work where her sister Flora was living. She eventually took employment with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1929 and worked for them until her retirement in 1973 after 40 years of service. Mary Ellen married Walter Ray Cosby in June 7, 1936. They had one daughter Rhea Dean. They lived and worked in Wewoka, Oklahoma. For a short time the family lived in Bakersfield, California where Ray worked in the shipyards during World War II. The family moved back to Oklahoma and Ray ran a Sinclair Service Station in Wewoka, and Mary continued to work as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. They followed Rhea Dean and her husband Roger Sanderson and their new baby Cynthia Lynne to Odessa, Texas in 1960. After retiring from Southwestern Bell, Mary returned to school to complete her GED certification at Odessa College where she was recognized as their "Outstanding Student" in 1977. After Ray's death in February, 1976, Mary followed her daughter Rhea Dean to Houston while Rhea pursued her law degree at the University of Houston, and spent time with Rhea and her granddaughter Cindy and her husband Mike who were living there also. She and her daughter later returned to Odessa after several years in Houston living in the Galleria area to be near her granddaughter and her family and to be near her two great-grandchildren. Mary lived a long and interesting life. She lived independently all of her life, managing her home and finances, fiercely strong and self-reliant. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with neighborhood friends and former co-workers. She was an active gardener and shared vegetables with her family and friends. She was a loving babysitter to her granddaughter Cindy and later to Jennifer and Michael. She created beautiful dresses and doll clothes for both girls, and was an excellent seamstress. She spent many hours coloring, drawing, walking, reading to, cooking for and entertaining four generations. She still made you a birthday cake every year and made holiday dishes to share on Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was a delight and amazement to her family and all her friends. She truly enriched our lives.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband Walter Ray Cosby, and her daughter, Rhea Dean Sanderson Bowman.

Mary is survived by her granddaughter, Cynthia Kuykendall and her husband Mike of Odessa, her great-grandchildren Jennifer Vierkant and her husband Luke, Michael Kuykendall, and her great-great grandson Preston Luke Vierkant, all of Houston. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Dar, Dr. Sanford, Dr. Garza, Dr. Unruh and Dr. Stockbridge and to all the nurses of Encompass Home Health who assisted with her care for their warmth and compassion. The family sends special thanks to her friends Patsy Salmon, Nita Martel, and Imogene Courtney who looked in and visited her often. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Odessa American Newspaper, Odessa, Texas, Obituary was published on January 3, 2014)

Cosgrove, Daniel

Man Found Dead In Hotel Room - Daniel Cosgrove, 77, was found dead in his room at the Danville Hotel last Thursday afternoon. A coroner's jury ruled that he had died of natural causes, apparently of a heart attack. He had lived in the hotel since March 1959. He was a former Boonville, MO. Attorney and served as prosecuting attorney of Cooper County, where he was a law partner with his father. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1960)


Coshow, Colleen Churchman

Colleen Churchman Coshow passed away August 23, 2007 in Tucson, AZ. She was born February 28, 1929 in Havana, AR to Jessie and Hattie Churchman.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, J. C. Churchman; one sister, Dimple Churchman Coshow; and her husband Dean Coshow.

She is survived by her son, Paul Coshow; sister Pauline Churchman Shade; nephews Mark Coshow and Michael Churchman; nieces, Cathy Churchman Lueder, Judy Churchman Linville and Rene Shade Delaney.

Services were private. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2007)


Cossey, Bill

Bill Cossey, 83, of Dardanelle died Monday, May 23, 2005 at his home. I He was born August 11, 1921 in Centerville to Ike and Ethel Underwood Cossey.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Cossey and an infant and a sister, Ruby Cossey.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Cossey of Dardanelle; a stepson, Kenny Urchison of Dardanelle; a stepdaughter, Fonda Hardy of Dardanelle; five sisters, Ruby Johnson of Russellville, Alhema Sunseri of Modesto, CA, Modean Claypool of North Little Rock, Mary Foshee of Russellville and Gertie Burke of Belleville; : eight step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday May 24, 2005 at Faith Church in Dardanelle with military honors by Boyce Woods Post 3141 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial was held in New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 25, 2005)


Cossey, David Ray

David Ray Cossey, age 80, a lifetime resident of Dardanelle, AR, died February 23, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, AR. David was born to Perry and Bula Kendrick Cossey on August 18, 1935, in Dardanelle.

David was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Juanita Snider Sims; step father, Gobel Nunley; a son, Brad Cossey; brother, Jimmy Cossey; sisters, Betty (Ray) Talley, Joyce (Geroy) Martin and an infant sister, all of Dardanelle.

He is survived by his wife, Freda Martin Cossey; brother, Lonnie (Barbara) Kendrick of Knoxville, sons, Michael (Annette) Cossey, Tracy (Connie) Cossey; daughter, Angela (Roland) McVey, all of Dardanelle; granddaughters, Stacy (Chris)Johnson of Williamsport, PA, Stephanie (Jon) Roath of Lake Elsinore, CA, Sydney Cossey of Dardanelle; grandsons, Zac (Kayla) Cossey of Dover, Adam Brancecum of Dardanelle; great grand-daughters, Madyson, Mika, and Marli Johnson, Ally Cossey, Rezlyn Roath; and many nieces and nephews. David loved his church family at Delaware First Assembly of God and never missed an opportunity to share his witness of faith. He leaves behind many longtime friends, but none as lasting as his best friend of 75 years, Leroy Parsons.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 26, 2016, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Bob Freeman and Bro. Johnny Whorton officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the chapel. Pallbearers were Chris Johnson, Adam Brancecum, Zac Cossey, Jeff Harris, Eddie Harris, Buddy Haney. Honorary Pallbearers were Troy Parsons, Men of the Delaware Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. 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 Mar 2, 2016)

Cossey, Jimmy

Jimmy Cossey, age 58, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, June 25, 2001 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born November 5, 1942 in Dardanelle, AR, the son of Bula Kendrick Nunley of Dardanelle, AR and the late Perry Cossey. He was a member of the Faith Church, a painter, known for his inventions and served in the United States Army and Arkansas National Guard.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Cossey.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha England Cossey; his mother, Bula Nunley; three daughters, Tammy Love, Danville, AR, Angela Palmer and Brandi Myers, both of Russellville, AR; a step-daughter, Sherry Growns, Aplin, AR; two brothers, David Cossey and Lonnie Kendrick both of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Betty Talley and Joyce Martin both of Dardanelle, AR; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Monday at Faith Church with the Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Hoyt Crow, James Parker, Charles Grigsby, Bo Garner, Bobby Dowling and Bruce McConnell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 4, 2001)


Cossey, Lisa Renee

Lisa Renee Cossey, age 31, a resident of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of London, AR, died Monday, July 28, 1997 at University of Arkansas Medical Center at Little Rock. She was born June 25, 1966 at Russellville, AR to Charles and Gretchen Augusta Harz Cossey. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Michael Thomas Cossey of Dardanelle; a daughter, Tierra Renee Cossey of Dardanelle; her mother, Gretchen Harz Knowles of Dardanelle; her father, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cossey, Sr. of Pottsville; two brothers, David Cossey of London and Charles Cossey, Jr. of Kent, WA; a sister, Charlie Nicole Cossey of Pottsville, AR; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Radis Cossey, Sr. of Dardanelle; grandmother, Lorene Rena Harz of Dardanelle and numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral service was August 1, 1997 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. David Torgerson and assisted by Rev. Gideon. Burial was at the East Point Cemetery at Russellville. Casketbearers were Radis Cossey, Jr. Delbert Cossey, Bobby Cossey, Larry Cossey, Randy Cossey and Clarence Haynes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 1997)


Cost, Alva Bertrum

Mr. Alva Bertrum Cost, age 82, of Harvey, AR died April 4, 1993 at his residence. He is a retired fanner, son of the late Grover and Mary Sutton Cost.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Bayard Cost and one son Roy Cost of Conway.

Services were Monday at Mulberry Church in Gravelly, AR. Burial was at Parks Cemetery, Gravelly with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers Garry Garner, Loyd Douthit, Twain Willis, Bruce Hunnicutt, Jake Pickens and Frank Ogden. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/4/1993)


Cost, Ella Rebecca

Ella Rebecca Cost, age 89 of Gravelly died Sunday, July 20, 2003 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born August 17, 1913 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late John and Martha Nelson Bayiard. She was a homemaker and a mother and a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Cost; four brothers, John, Moses, Sam and Earl Bayiard; and one sister, Lydia Abernathy.

Survivors are one son, Roy Cost of Conway; a grandson, Alan Cost of Conway and three great grandchildren, Brittany, Halee and Jordan, all of Conway.

Services were July 23, 2003 at the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Interment was in Parks Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003)


Cotton, Allie (Conlee)

at her residence in Dardanelle on the evening of the 6th day of June 1891, Mrs. Allie Cotton, wife of our esteemed fellow citizen C. B. Cotton. The deceased was a young matron, the happy mother of two bright children and the wife of a devoted husband. Some years back she had been feeble if not an invalid, but for quite a long time her health has been excellent. She attended the Ft. Smith bridge celebration recently, seemed in the finest of spirits and expressed herself as never having felt better in her life, but she returned home ill, and continued to grow worse until the sad, sad end.

The funeral was held at the Baptist Chruch by the Rev. W. T. Box of Morrilton, according to the Dardanelle Post. Allie Conlee Cotton was buried at Brearley Cemetery, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Jun 1891. )

Cotton, Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard Cotton, 79, member of a prominent Dardanelle family, died at his home Friday afternoon. Mr. Cotton was a retired planter, a son of Leonard Ryan and Sarah Jane Hart Cotton. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Willie Tucker Cotton, one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie B. Gibson, of Ft. Smith, one sister, Mrs. Bessie Hunt, of Dardanelle, one grandson, Charles Cotton Gibson, and a number of neices and nephews.

Funeral Services were held at the Cornwell Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, with Rev. O. D. Peters, Pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Omer Standfield, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Thomas Cotton, Thomas Bullock, Charles Hunt, Thomas V. Jones, Bentley Blevins, and Fred Smith. Services were in charge of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 5, 1957)

Cotton, Clayborne Butler "C. B."

C. B. Cotton, aged 74 years, 1 month and 16 days, died at his home in Little Rock at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, September 10th, 1922.

The remains were brought to Dardanelle, where the funeral service, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. H. H. Griffin, was held in the Methodist Church at 3:00 Sunday afternoon, interment being in Brearley Cemetery. The death of C. B. Cotton marks the passing of a pioneer citizen, a man who for half a century has been prominent in the affairs of Yell County, and who has contributed much to the betterment and upbuilding of this section of Arkansas. Mr. Cotton was born at Cottontown, Tenn., July 25th, 1848. When a child he moved with his parents to Springfield, Mo., and a few years later, when but 13 years of age, he moved to Dardanelle, making the trip from Springfield to Dardanelle in an ox-drawn wagon. With his brother, W. E. Cotton, deceased, built the first cotton gin ever erected in Yell County. It was located on the old Cotton homestead, six miles southwest of Dardanelle, and the virgin forest was cleared to make a location for it. Its massive timbers were hewn by hand, and its gin stands were propelled by horse power. During his entire life Mr. Cotton has been extensively interested in the growing, ginning and marketing of cotton, and some years ago perfected and patented an original system of ginning which is greatly superior to systems now in use, and which will doubtless some day be in general use throughout the cotton growing South. Until about a year ago, when with his family he moved to Little Rock, Mr. Cotton had been a continuous resident of this city for 60 years. He was a man of progressive ideas and public spirit, and it was always deeply interested in the progress and development of his section. He was active in the construction of the Dardanelle and Ola Railroad, (now the Rock Island) and to this enterprise contributed much active assistance. For the past several months he had been in declining health, but preceding the illness that resulted in his death, was confined to his bed but one week. On February 4, 1879, Mr. Cotton was united in marriage to Miss Allie Conlee, who died in 1891. On December 6th, 1894 he was married to Miss Maggie Limbird, who died January 23rd, 1911. On August 27th, 1911, he was married to Miss Emma Cook, who survives him.

Besides his widow, he is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows; Ray W. Cotton, of Fort Smith; Mrs. R. A. West of Hanford, Calif.; Miss Nina Cotton, of Little Rock; Arthur B. Cotton, of Denver, Colo.; David F. Cotton and Jessie Lee Cotton, of Little Rock. All of his children were at his bedside when the end came. Mr. Cotton is also survived by two brothers, W. E. Cotton, of Phoenix, Ariz., and R. S. Cotton, of Dardanelle, and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Halliburton, of Little Rock, Mrs. Josie Blackwell, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. C. Grace, of Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Cotton had been for many years a member of the Methodist Church, and shortly before the final summons came, stated to those about his bedside that he was prepared and unafraid to go. "Clabe" Cotton was a good man and a valuable citizen, and while his strong will and firm determination to stand for the right as he saw it made him some enemies, likewise these splendid qualities of real manhood made for him many close and lasting friends. He has passed from the activities of men - his personal counsel and guidance will direct us no more - but the good that he did, the works that accomplished, remain as a tribute to his memory and an inspiration to his friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 14, 1922 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

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