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Cotton, Dora

CARBON CITY Dora Cotton, born in Gravelly, Ark. February 9, 1888, died Sunday, August 7, 1994 at her home in Carbon City, (near Paris) Ark. at the age of 106. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ritcher Cotton, a daughter, Marie and a grandson, George Harold Rogers. Dora, along with her husband Rick were founders of Cotton Dairy. Since 1913 she delighted her customers with fine butter and other dairy products. She was a widely known member of the Short Mountain Community since 1925. She was also a longtime member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Garland Cotton of Paris, Ark.; a daughter, Grace Catherine Rogers, of Paris, Ark.; five grandchildren, Junior Cotton, Judy Culver, James Wilson Rogers, Mary Kathryn Martin and Charles David Rogers; 17 great grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and loving friend, Juanita Kizer under whose care Mrs. Cotton thrived for many years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10,1994, at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Paris, Ark. with burial following at McVay Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, Rev. Tim Prock, pastor will officiate. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/7/1994)


Cotton, Emma (Cook) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Emma Cook Cotton, age 84, died in a Little Rock Hospital Friday, December 13. Mrs. Cotton was a former resident of Dardanelle and a member of the Christian Church, the wife of the late Claybourne Butler Cotton, daughter of the American Revolution, the American Colony, and Arkansas Pioneers. Mrs. Cotton was active in Red Cross work at Dardanelle and taught school for 25 years in Yell County.

Survivors are one daughter Mrs. Robert Boyd of Little Rock, with whom she made her home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Syble Brewer of Ola and Mrs. Edgar McKenzie of Springdale; four brothers, Dr. Ernest Cook of Little Rock, Herman and Lewis Cook of Ola and Oscar Cook of Wing.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Christian church at Little Rock. Graveside services and burial was at the Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 19, 1957)

Cotton, Herbert Manning

Herbert Manning Cotton, 71, prominent Alexandria businessman, died at 2:20 a. m. today in a New Orleans hospital. He was secretary-treasurer of Cotton Bros. Baking Co. and was a resident of 3207 Marye street. Cotton was born June 15, 1893 in Corley, Ark., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cotton. The family moved to Alexandria in 1923 and established Cotton Bros, bakery here, which expanded into a state-wide concern. Five Cotton Bros, bakeries are now being operated - in Alexandria, Shreveport, Monroe, Baton Rouge and Natchez. Miss.

Cotton is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Waddell; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Cotton of Shreveport; a sister, Mrs. Grace Shipley of Fayetteville, Ark.; three brothers, Henry Cotton of Fayetteville, Ark.; J. R. Cotton of Paris, Ark., and William F. Cotton of Alexandria. He was a Mason and a Shriner, and held membership in Alexandria Lodge No. 398, F&AM, and El Karubah Shrine, Shreveport. He was a charter member of Kiwanis Club and the Alexandria-Pineville Chamber of Commerce. His body will be at Hixson Bros.

Funeral Home where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 2 p. m. Sunday with Dr. Glenn Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Masonic graveside services will be held. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Alexandria Daily Town Talk Newspaper clipping, Alexandria-Pineville, Louisiana, Obituary was published on December 26, 1964)

Cotton, Leonard Ryan "L. R."

L. R. Cotton, aged 77, a resident of this city for nearly 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. Bullock, on North Front Street at 1 o'clock this morning after an illness of more than a year.

The funeral service conducted by Rev. S. S. Key, was held in the Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock this afternoon, interment being made in Brearley Cemetery. With his father, the late Jesse H. Cotton, Mr. Cotton came to this County in 1862, since which time he has continuously resided in and near this city. For many years he operated a grist mill, but of late years had not actively engaged in any business. He was a man of sterling worth and ability, possessed of a high sense of honor and a lofty conception of the duty he owed to his fellows. He was held in the highest respect and esteem by all, and though he had long since passed the allotted span of three score years and ten, his death brings genuine sorrow to all who knew him. Mr.

Cotton is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters: T. J. and Charley Cotton, of this city; L. R. Cotton, whose address is unknown; Mrs. R. C. Bullock and Mrs. H. L. Hunt, both of this city; four brothers and three sisters: W. E. Cotton, of Denver, Colo.; W. D. and, R. S. Cotton, of this city; Mrs. D. N. HalliBurton, of Little Rock; Mrs. W. C. Grace, of Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. W. J. Blackwell, of Denver, Colo. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 12, 1920)

Cotton, Sarah J.

Died ... Mrs. Sarah J. Cotton, At the residence of her husband six miles southwest of Dardanelle, on Monday 28th of February, 1881, Mrs. Sarah J., wife of Mr. L. R. Cotton, of pneumonia, aged about 39 years. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Emeline Hart and sister of Dr. J. E. and L. G. Hart of our city.

She leaves a husband and five small children to grieve her loss. The bereaved family have the condolence of many friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: INDEPENDENT ARKANSIAN, 3-4-1881)


Cotton, Selma

Mrs. Selma Cotton, age 84, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, June 7, 1998 at AMI St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. She was born June 19, 1913 in Chickalah, Yell County, Arkansas, to the late Charles and Cora Smith Cowger. She was a pre-school teacher for Head Start. Lifelong member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Dardanelle and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cotton; four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Len and Avis Cotton of Dardanelle, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Margaret and Larry Hillyard of Dardanelle and Beth Cotton of Russellville, AR; a sister, Elizabeth Gremillion of Kansas City, KS; two grandsons, Tom Cotton of Cambridge, MA and Matthew Cotton Crain of Russellville, AR; three granddaughters, Hannah Hillyard of West Point, PA, Hallie Hillyard of Conway, AR and Sarah Margaret Cotton of Fayetteville, AR.

Service was June 11, 1998 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Bennie Harmon officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Charles Cowger, Richard Cowger, Rick Belcher, Bruce Belcher, Tom Cotton and Matthew Crain. Honorary members of the United Methodist Church Sr. Adult Class and Torchbearers. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 17, 1998)


Cotton, Thomas James

Dardanelle, September 6. - Thomas James Cotton, aged 78, retired Dardanelle planter and member of one of Yell County's oldest families, died at his home here Saturday night. Mr. Cotton was a son of Leonard Ryan and Sarah Jane Hart Cotton. His grandfather, Jesse Cotton, a civil engineer, came to Yell County from Cottontown, Tenn., more than 100 years ago and homesteaded 800 acres 5 1-2 miles from here. Mr. Cotton took over the farming Interests while he was a young man and increased his holdings to more than 4,000 acres. He retired in 1917 and turned active management of the property over to other members of the family. He was active in civic affairs and was a Presbyterian. He is surived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Love Cotton; a son, Thomas J. Cotton Jr. of Dardanelle; four daughters, Mrs. B. B. Miller Sr. and Mrs. Fred A. Smith of Dardanelle, Mrs. W. D. Amis of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Woodrow Turner of Hot Springs: a brother, Charles L. Cotton of Dardanelle; a sister, Mrs. Howard Hunt of Dardanelle; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at Cornwell Funeral Chapel at 4 p. m. Sunday by Rev. C. Houston Farmer, Rev. M. O. Cockerham and Rev. Sidney Oxendine. Burial will be at Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Gazette Newspaper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Obituary was published on September 7, 1952)

Cotton, Thomas James, II

LITTLE ROCK - Thomas James Cotton II, 69, died March 26 in the Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, after a long Illness. He was the son of the late Thomas James and Myrtle Love Cotton, the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Love and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cotton. He was a veteran of World War II and spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a life-long resident of Dardanelle, an official with the Arkansas Highway Department 20 years, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Selma Cowger Cotton, one son, Thomas Leonard Cotton, two daughters, Margaret Cotton Hillyard and Beth Cotton Crain, all of Dardanelle; three sisters, Frances Cotton Smith, Dardanelle, Elizabeth Cotton Amis, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Rebecca Cotton Garner, Arkadelphia; and three grandchildren, Hannah and Haylie Hillyard, Sarah Margaret and Tom Cotton and Matthew Cotton Crain.

The funeral was March 29 at the Cornwell Chapel with burial in Brearley Cemetary by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Charles Hunt, Ed Love, A.B. Cox, Bob McKenzie, Reedy Warren, Buck Croom, Buddy Adcock and Thurman Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Cornwell, Gilbert Cornwell, Gilroy Cornwell, Henry Klober, Fred Burnett, Bob Jones, Gerald Goodier, Johnny McCray, Lloyd Hodges, Robert "Red" Hodges, Dana Merritt and Kenneth Parsley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 7, 1982)

Cotton, Willie M. (Tucker)

Funeral services were held Friday at Cornwell Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Charlie Cotton, 68, life long resident of Dardanelle, who died at her home early Thursday morning from a heart attack. Mrs. Cotton, a member of the Methodist church, was the former Miss Willie Tucker.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Carrie Tucker of Dardanelle; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Gibson and a grandson, Charles Gibson, both of Ft. Smith; one sister, Mrs. Emma Lillian Cawhorn of Memphis, Tenn.; and one brother, Hugh Tucker, of Ma- Rouge, La.

She was preceded in death by her husband two months ago. Rev. O. D. Peters was in charge of funeral services assisted by Rev. Omer Stanfield.

Burial was in Brearley cemetery by Cornwell Funeral service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Nov 17, 1957)

Couch, Leon

Former Resident Killed in California - Leon Couch, former, resident of Macedonia in Yell County was killed in a auto accident near Ouincy, Calif. on November 6, 1948. His car crashed into another car and plunged into the Feau River. A witness to the accident recovered his body and worked about two hours trying to revive him. An autopsy revealed he died of injuries suffered in the crash.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; three sons, Leonnie, Charles and Billie; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John Couch; two sisters, Miss Robbie Couch and Mrs. Elene Mebring; and two brothers, Bobbie and Leo, all of California and former residents of Yell County.

Funeral services were conducted in the First Baptist Church of Tracy, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 2, 1948)


Couch, Margaret "Dot"

Margaret "Dot" Couch, age 83 of Dardanelles died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born November 15, 1924 at Crossett to the late W. R. and Lilla Mae Pierce. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 41 vears, C. E. Couch, Jr., all of her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorathy and Carlton Matherene of Bourg, LA; Annette and James Land of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services was held Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Rev. Jared Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Andy Land, Mike Land, Josh Land, David George, Earl Bergeron, Mike Bergeron and Scott Bergeron. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 2008)


Couch, Mary Elizabeth

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Couch, age 68, of Havana, AR died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Havana, AR January 12, 1931 to the late John E. and Ella Bea Rauch Mitchell.

She graduated from Havana High School in 1948 and in 1951 from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX with a degree in education. She taught in the Dallas Ft. Worth area until 1969. She began her teaching career then back in her hometown of Havana. She retired after 23 years of teaching from the Western Yell County School District. She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville and the Havana Presbyterian Church; she was a member of the Ruth Robinson Circle, the Havana E. H. Club, the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, the Arkansas Education Association and the AARP. She was a weather watcher for Channel 5 in Fort Smith, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Robert Neal Bob Couch.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karen Couch of Russellville, AR and John and Lora Couch of Danville, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Sara and Curtis Miller of Howell, MI; two grandsons, Jarrod Redding Couch and Shawn Leslie Couch both of Danville, AR; also the father of her children, Br. Cecil Couch of Holy Cross Monastery, Westpark, NY. Other survivors include her chosen sisters, Frankie Apple McBride of Havana, AR and Nancy Apple Gillespie of Belleville, AR; her nine loving cats and her one favorite dog. Mary was known for her love for her students, her friends, her pets, her travel and her beloved Channel Five News team.

Funeral service was June 7, 1999 at the Havana Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Storts and Rev. E. O. Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Bill Stewart, Mike Stewart, Mark Clark, Clift McCloy, Kelly Boyd and Jon Birmingham. Memorial donations in memory of Mary Couch can be made to a favorite charity of the family's request Russellville Animal Shelter, 3155 South Mobile, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 1999)


Couch, Mr. Harvey Crowley

Mr. Harvey Crowley Couch, 63, Columbia County Arkansas farm boy, son of a Methodist preacher-farmer, died at Couchwood, July 30. As president of Arkansas Power and Light and later Chairman of Board of Directors of the Kansas City Southern-Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Lines. "He was known by hundreds of thousands, but by his and his companies slogan "Helping Build Arkansas" and his constant work to do this thing, he was loved by all Arkansas and admired for his loyalty by millions. He was a Methodist, with firm religious convictions. Rev. Fred Robuck of Little Rock, who delivered the tribute to Mr. Couch, said that in some ways the life of Mr. Couchwood reminded him of the Apostle Paul, who had a definite plan for his life. It included a deep regard for the welfare of the church. Bishop Boaz said, "He was the greatest man Arkansas ever produced." (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1941)

Couch, Rita Faye

Rita Faye Couch, age 50 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, January 10, 2008 at her home. She was born November 28, 1957 to the late Rennae and Rebecca Sims. She was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rennae and Rebecca Sims.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Craig Couch of Dardanelle; sons, GaBriel Couch, Morgan Couch, both of Dardanelle; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Carolyn Sims of Columbus, OH; mother-in-law, Bobbie Couch of Dardanelle; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Kerri Couch of Russellville; numerous other family and friends; her beloved pets, Ozzy, Little Foot and Scooter.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with David Torgersen officiating. Pallbearers: Verlon Sims, Gary Couch, Jimmy Zinnell, Mike Cossey, Barry Sims, Steve Balloun. Honorary Pallbearers Ricky Sims, Mitchell Garrison, Butch Wilson, Howard Orsburn. Memorial donations may be made to the Russellville Animal Shelter, Highway 7 South, Russellville, AR 72802. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 16, 2008)


Couch, Tommie Neil

Tommie Neil Couch, 57, of Belleville, died Friday, April 23, 2010 at home. She was born May 1, 1952 in Houston, TX to Bruce Neil and LaVelle Stone George. She was an insurance adjuster for State Farm, a graduate of Le Tourneau University, and attended Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Christy and Marshall Patton of Coweta, OK, James Clyde, Jr., Letty Couch, Justin Couch all of Milano, TX; grandchildren, Tristan, Trent and Trey Patton, AIli, Jordan and Isabell Couch; mother, LaVelle George of Belleville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Victoria J. and Milton Richardson of San Antonio, TX, Patty and Richard Golightly of New Cany, TX; and several nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday at Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)


Counts, William Fred

William Fred Counts, age 92, of Oden, AR, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, in Hot Springs. He was born January 3, 1909, in Heber Springs, AR, to the late James M. Counts and the late Lula Mae Fann Counts. He was united in marriage to Lillie Manley in August 6, 1928. He was a heavy equipment operator for Montgomery County, AR.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou Inman of Plainview, AR; a sister, Pearl Beshears of Oden, AR; two grandchildren, Sherry Bowling of Texarkana, TX, Scottie Moffatt of Oden, AR; three great grandsons, Kenneth Thomas of Mena, AR, Colt Cole of Texarkana, TX, Billy Joe Moffatt of Oden, AR; two great-great grandchildren, Trevor DeWayne Thomas of Mt. Ida, AR, Keira Dalynne Thomas of Mt. Ida, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter Louella McKay, his brother James Albert Counts and his grandchildren Sheila Diane Moffatt, Reginald McKay and Michael Cassidy.

Funeral services were Friday, November 16, 2001, at 2:00 p. m. in the Brushy Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at the Brushy Cemetery in Oden under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 21, 2001)


Countz, Maxine (Harris)

Maxine Countz, 95, of Van Buren, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. She was the daughter of Daniel Ralph Harris and Effie (Crownover) Harris; she was born September 8, 1915 in Rover. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Ola. She enjoyed taking care of her g r a n d c h i I dr e n and work i n g crosswords in her free time.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Countz; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by her son, Gary Countz and wife, Sharon of Wynne; her daughter, Dana Patterson of Van Buren; four grandchildren; 12 great grand-children; and numerous nieces, nephews and three sisters-in-law.

A graveside service was held January 4, 2011 at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola 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 Jan 5, 2011)

Countz, Ora (Garrison) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Ora Garrison Countz, aged 66, died in her home November 21. She was owner and operator of the Ola Hotel and Grocery for many years and the widow of E. W. Countz. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Leon Countz of Ola; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Isom of Ola and Mrs. Bob McKenzie of Dardanelle; a brother, Sherman Garrison of North Little Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Jess Shinn of Russellville and Mrs. Fay Hines of London; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 1961)

Courtney, Joe Edward

... Driver Killed In Car Wreck Joe Edward Courtney, 28, of Danville Rt. 1 (Mt. Tabor community), was killed Friday when his car and a truck-trailer collided on Highway 64 about three miles east of Russellville. State Police said the truck was driven by Van Edison Burgess of Memphis, who was not hurt.

Courtney's survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Callan Courtney, three daughters, Chrystal, Kay and Barbara, all of the home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Courtney, a sister, Miss Carol Courtney and his grandmother, Mrs. Mae Courtney, all of Danville Rt. 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1, 1962)

Coussens, Charles F.

Dr. Charles F. Coussens, age 70, of Russellville, Arkansas, died Thursday, February 20, 2003 at Semper Care Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The son of Camiel and Irene (Strantz), he was born January 2, 1933 in Granger, Indiana. He married Dorothy A. Kopacz, on September 22, 1956 at Roseville, Michigan. He was a graduate of Michigan State University. Dr. Coussens was a veterinarian and practiced at Danville, Arkansas and specialized in large animal care. He operated two laboratories that tested for Equine Infectious Anemia. He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of St. John's Catholic Church. He was a member of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alpha Gamma Rho.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Coussens of Russellville, AR; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Coussens of Spring, TX, James & Janice Coussens of Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. David Sharon Coussens of Little Rock, AR; 3 daughters and son-in-law, Dianne & Michael Elsken of Lincoln, Nebraska, Karen Donahue of Spring, TX, Sharon Coussens of Little Rock, AR; 4 brothers, Frank Coussens of Colorado, Paul Coussens of South Bend, Indiana, Henry Coussens of Kentland, Indiana, John Coussens of Mishawaka, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Warren Elsken, Dorothy Elsken, Katharine Donahue, Benjamin Thomas Donahue, Caroline Coussens, David Coussens, Jr.

Funeral service was Monday, February 24, 2003 at the St. John's Catholic Church officiated by The Very Reverend Ernest L. Hardesty. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville, AR, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Joe Owen, James Mitchell, Todd Patterson, Robert Haralson, Kenneth Corley, Charles Koch, Allan Hickey, Terry Cole. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 2003)


Coverdill, Judy Lynda

Judy Lynda Coverdill, age 6 months, Atheimer, Grandparents of Havana [no other details included in 50Yrs Ago Column] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 8, 1947)


Covey, Charles Evert

Charles Evert Covey, age 77, of Dumas, died Wednesday at Fort Roots VA Hospital in Little Rock. A Yell County native and a resident of Dumas for 35 years, Mr. Covey was a retired carpenter and a World War II veteran. He was a Protestant.

Survivors include a son, Billy Charles Covey of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Grady of Paris and Mrs. Laveata Benson of Pine Bluff, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Ricketts officiating. Burial was at Walnut Lake Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Clay Cross, Jr. Clay Cross, Sr. Jack Bryant, Wayne Downen, Randy Traylor and Terry Bridwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/26/1980)


Covey, Charles Evert

Charles Evert Covey, age 77, of Dumas, died Wednesday at Fort Roots VA Hospital in Little Rock. A Yell County native and a resident of Dumas for 35 years, Mr. Covey was a retired carpenter and a World War II veteran. He was a Protestant.

Survivors include a son, Billy Charles Covey of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Grady of Paris and Mrs. Laveata Benson of Pine Bluff, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Ricketts officiating. Burial was at Walnut Lake Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Clay Cross, Jr. Clay Cross, Sr. Jack Bryant, Wayne Downen, Randy Traylor and Terry Bridwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 11-26-1980)


Covey, Jimmy Don

Jimmy Don Covey, age 42 of Dardanelle, AR. died Saturday, August 21, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born on April 9, 1957 in Danville AR and was a maintenance worker for Tyson Foods of Dardanelle, AR.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Amy Sue Watson Covey.

Survivors are his wife, Mickie Anderson Covey of Dardanelle, Ar; his father, Johnnie Lee Covey of Rover, AR; five brothers, Johnny Wayne Covey of West Memphis, AR, Daviye Lee Covey of Danville, AR, Bill Bob Covey of Hindsville, GA, Charles Watson Covey of Russellville, AR and John Edward Covey of Hawaii; a sister, Mary Pauline Covey Chism of Fayetteville, AR; also several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was August 23 at Petillo Hill Cemetery in Centerville with Bro. Bob Chism officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 25, 1999)


Covey, Johnnie Lee J.L

Johnnie Lee J.L Covey, age 81 of Rover, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at his residence. He was a native of Yell County, born on October 18, 1922 to the late Will and Cordie Clarke Covey. He was retired from the Army, serving in WWII and Korea. He received three Purple Hearts for his service to his country. He was also a member of the Plainview VFW Fisher Law Post 8525.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amy Sue Covey, two sons, Jimmy Don Covey, and infant son, Johnnie Lee Covey Jr. a brother, Sidney Covey, and two sisters, Luella Mott and Pauline Covey.

Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Roberson Covey; daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Bob Chism of West Fork, Arkansas; five sons and daughters-in-laws, John W. and Pat covey of Marianna, Daviye and Janet Covey, of Havana, Bill Bob and Martina Covey, of Georgia, Charles Covey of Fayetteville and John Edward Covey of Hawaii; two step sons and step daughter-in-law, Bo Roberson and Gary and Brigitte Roberson of Rover, step-daughter, Cathy Heath of Rover; two sisters, Olene Rogers and Mollie Long of California, a brother-in-law, Ongie Watson Jr. of Texas; ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, and eight step great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Brother Bob Chism officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141 Dardanelle was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Covey, Amos Chism, Tim Smith, Gary Roberson, Bo Roberson and Dean Smith. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004)


Covey, Mary Emma (Turner) (Mrs.)

Death in Fire Mrs. Evert Covey, 26, (nee, Mary Emma Turner) formerly of Yell Co., came here with her son, Billy Charles, age 5, from Amarillo, Texas, September 3 and has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Calvin Hicks, and picking cotton, lost her life some time previous to five o'clock Monday morning when a fire of unknowing origin destroyed the Hicks home she had been living in. Sunday night Mrs. Covey parted with her son, Billy Charles, and her sister at the nearby home of relatives, the Edley Maddens, to go to the show with some young friends. They had the understanding that if the Madden light was burning Mrs. Covey was to stay there, if not burning it would mean Mrs. Hicks had gone home and Mrs. Covey was to join her there. Accordingly, Mrs. Covey was taken home by her friends who left at about 12:30 as shown by evidence before the coroner's jury. Monday morning about five o'clock, Walter Dennis on the Dutch Creek road, awoke and discovered the Hicks home burning and shot the alarm that brought the people to the fire, the building and contents were in charcoal and ashes. When her sister, Mrs. Hicks, knew of the fire she feared for her sister, Mrs. Covey, and investigation revealed the remains of the woman were almost past identification and had to be taken up with a shovel and put in a tub, until prepared for burial. A coroners jury was empaneled and their conclusion was, death was the result of fire. The husband of Mrs. Covey is working in California. The last Mrs. Covey was seen alive was about 12:30 when she told her friends goodbye at the door. General opinion is that the fire started from a cigarette that smoldered, then caused the fire and her death. She had evidently awaked and went from her bed toward the window and fell. It was a three-room house and the room the body was in had an outside door on the south, to a porch, a window in the east and a door in the north to the kitchen. If not too overcome with smoke she should have been able to get out the window to the east or the door to the south, although that was the side the porch was on and it may also have been fallen in. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Covey, Mary Emma (Turner) (Mrs.)

Death in Fire Mrs. Evert Covey, 26, (nee, Mary Emma Turner) formerly of Yell Co., came here with her son, Billy Charles, age 5, from Amarillo, Texas, September 3 and has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Calvin Hicks, and picking cotton, lost her life some time previous to five o'clock Monday morning when a fire of unknowing origin destroyed the Hicks home she had been living in. Sunday night Mrs. Covey parted with her son, Billy Charles, and her sister at the nearby home of relatives, the Edley Maddens, to go to the show with some young friends. They had the understanding that if the Madden light was burning Mrs. Covey was to stay there, if not burning it would mean Mrs. Hicks had gone home and Mrs. Covey was to join her there. Accordingly, Mrs. Covey was taken home by her friends who left at about 12:30 as shown by evidence before the coroner's jury. Monday morning about five o'clock, Walter Dennis on the Dutch Creek road, awoke and discovered the Hicks home burning and shot the alarm that brought the people to the fire, the building and contents were in charcoal and ashes. When her sister, Mrs. Hicks, knew of the fire she feared for her sister, Mrs. Covey, and investigation revealed the remains of the woman were almost past identification and had to be taken up with a shovel and put in a tub, until prepared for burial. A coroners jury was empaneled and their conclusion was, death was the result of fire. The husband of Mrs. Covey is working in California. The last Mrs. Covey was seen alive was about 12:30 when she told her friends goodbye at the door. General opinion is that the fire started from a cigarette that smoldered, then caused the fire and her death. She had evidently awaked and went from her bed toward the window and fell. It was a three-room house and the room the body was in had an outside door on the south, to a porch, a window in the east and a door in the north to the kitchen. If not too overcome with smoke she should have been able to get out the window to the east or the door to the south, although that was the side the porch was on and it may also have been fallen in. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Covey, Rose Esther

Rose Esther Covey, age 56 of Chickalah Mountain, Yell County, AR died Friday, October 18, 2002 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born August 3, 1946 in Booneville, AR to the late Cove Brannam and Margaret Bobbitt. She was a mother and homemaker.

Survivors include, her husband of 21 years, Daviye Covey; a son, Jeremy Covey of Chickalah Mountain; two daughters, Amy Covey of Chickalah Mountain and DiAnne Helton of Magazine, AR; three brothers, Richard Brannam of Hunnington, Damon Brannam of Ft. Smith and Larry Brannam of Waveland; six sisters, Joyce Rushing, Lavaca, Ruth Walker, Sugar Grove, Brenda Robinson, Paris, Martha Smith, Havana, Marilyn Burrows, Charleston and Doris Robinson, Belleville; two grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was October 21, 2002 at the Chickalah Mountain Cemetery with Rev. Lynn Weaver and Bro. Bob Chism officiating. Pallbearers were Jeremy Covey, Michael Burrows, Scotty Dewitt, Eli Thacker, Archie Walker, Jr. James Hise, James Sears, and Rickey Ramey. Honorary Tiny Robinson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 23, 2002)


Covington Jr, Luther

Luther Covington, Jr. age 49, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, October 25, 1998 at his home. He was born September 30, 1949 in Bennettesville, SC to the late Louise Moore. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran, a butcher and a custodian with the Russellville School District and attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Richardson Covington; three sons, Wendell Strodder or Louisville, GA, Cory Richardson and Nathan Richardson of Dardanelle, AR; his father, Luther Covington, Sr. three brothers, Ernest Covington of New Jersey, Randy Covington of Indiana and Johnny Covington of New York and a sister, Gloria Brown of Indiana.

Service was October 29, 1998 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Greg Reed officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 1998)


Cowen, Elsie Ruth

Elsie Ruth Cowen, age 85, of Russellville, widow of Ray Cowen, died Monday, October 5, 2009 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. A daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Elizabeth Jane Clayton Willbanks, she was born December 26, 1923 in the Pleasant Grove Community. She was a former employee of Tyson Foods and was of the Assembly of God faith. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Joe Cowen of Russellville; a daughter, Patsy Standridge of Dardanelle; a sister, Bernice Taylor of Russellville; and two grandchildren Donald Cowen of Russellville and Richard Cowen of Fayetteville.

The funeral service will be at 10 A. M. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Shinn Chapel officiated by the Rev. Hank DuVall. Burial will be in Pollard Cemetery near Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 14, 2009)


Cowen, Elsie Ruth

Elsie Ruth Cowen, age 85, of Russellville, widow of Ray Cowen, died Monday, October 5, 2009 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.

The funeral service will be at 10 A. M. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Shinn Chapel officiated by the Rev. Hank DuVall. Burial will be in Pollard Cemetery near Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service. The online obituary and guestbook are available at WWW.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 7, 2009)


Cowger, Bobbie

Mrs. Bobbie Cowger, age 76, of Ola, AR died Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at Yell County Nursing Home. 4 She was born May 1, 1923 ill Plainview, AR to the late Olgar and May McCoy Bittle. She was a former nurse for clinics in Dardanelle and Ola, a mother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Chickalah United Method Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Cowger and a brother Bill Bittle.

Survivors include a son, Don Neeley; a brother and sister-in-law Coy and Beulah Bittle of Ola, a sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Wayne Anderson of Ola; three grandchildren, Deborah Gullett, Hector, Tim Neeley, Dover and Rocky Neeley of Branson, MO arid six great-grandchildren.

Services were Thursday at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. John Zolk officiating. Interment was in the Chickalah Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were John Bittle, Jeffery Jonnson, James Bittle, Kenneth McCoy, Dick Belcher, Larry Hilliard and Bruce Belcher. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 1999)


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