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Cravens, William J.

William J. Cravens, 85, of Ola, died Saturday in the Yell County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a native of Yell County.

Survivors include two brothers, Jess Cravens of Wewoka, Okla. and C.O. Cravens of Gadsden, Ala; and a sister, Mrs. Susie Cravens of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 14, 1962)

Crawford, B. L., Jr.

B. L. Crawford, Jr., 77, of Plainview, AR, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, AR. The son of Birtie and Hazel Crawford, he was born February 25, 1934 in Steve, AR. He married Audra Lee Smith on March 18, 1960 at Hollis, AR. He was a Logging Forman with Weyerhaeuser and a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church in Hollis, AR. He enjoyed his retirement years farming, hunting, fishing and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Lindsay Haney; two sisters, Floy Fondren and Juanita Whiley; and nephew, Keith Crawford.

Survivors include his wife, Audra Lee Crawford of Plainview; two sons, Samuel (Karen) Crawford of Tyler, TX and Lancy Crawford of Plainview; four daughters, Angela Hawkins of Plainview, Tammy (David) Grisham of Hollis, Karen (Stan) Haney of Broken Arrow, OK, Amanda (Robert) Palmer of Mt. Pine; 11 grandchildren; Brandon, Kristy and Kayla Crawford, all of Tyler, TX, Robert Nichols of Plainview, Lana Roberson of Onyx, David Grisham, Jr. of Hollis, Brandi Haney of Broken Arrow, OK, Lancy Jr. and Johnathon Crawford of Plainview, Santana and Megan Boutzale of Mt. Pine; one great grandchild, Kamren Boutzale Roach of Mt. Pine; four brothers, Dean (Rita) Crawford of Hollis, Benny (Cindy) Crawford of Hollis, Wade (Barbara) Crawford of Vida, OR, Danny Crawford of Cabot; three sisters, Wanda Dickson of Hollis, Ina (John) Lynch of Milton, FL and Brenda Mize of Alexander; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral was September 6, 2011 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jimmie Scott officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military Honors will be provided by Fort Sill. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Advance Care. 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 Sep 7, 2011)

Crawford, Birtie L.

Birtie L. Crawford, age 78, of Hollis died Thursday, May 29, 1986 at St. Vincent Infirmary at Little Rock. He was a retired farmer, son of the late John Burton and Leona Keener Crawford, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Jones; five sons, B. L. Crawford Jr. Dean Crawford and Bennie Crawford of Hollis, Wade Crawford of Vida, Ore. and Danny Crawford of Jessieville; five daughters, Mrs. Floy Lee Fondren of Hot Springs Village, Mrs. Wanda Dickson of Gravelly, Mrs. Juanita Whiley and Mrs. Brenda Mize of Alexander, and Mrs. Ina Dunn of Little Rock; 24 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church at Hollis by the Rev. Jimmy Scott and the Rev. Tom Stover. Burial will be in Nooner Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers Active: Victor Whiley, Samuel Crawford, Tim Dickson, Greg Crawford, Shannon Crawford and Monty Crawford. Honorary: Ricky Hickinbotham, Bruce Isbell and Nick Dickson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Humphrey Funeral Home at Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Crawford, Birtie L.

Birtie L. Crawford, age 78, of Hollis died Thursday, May 29, 1986 at St. Vincent Infirmary at Little Rock. He was a retired farmer, son of the late John Burton and Leona Keener Crawford, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Jones; five sons, B. L. Crawford Jr. Dean Crawford and Bennie Crawford of Hollis, Wade Crawford of Vida, Ore. and Danny Crawford of Jessieville; five daughters, Mrs. Floy Lee Fondren of Hot Springs Village, Mrs. Wanda Dickson of Gravelly, Mrs. Juanita Whiley and Mrs. Brenda Mize of Alexander, and Mrs. Ina Dunn of Little Rock; 24 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held Saturday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church at Hollis by the Rev. Jimmy Scott and the Rev. Tom Stover. Burial was in Nooner Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers Active: Victor Whiley, Samuel Crawford, Tim Dickson, Greg Crawford, Shannon Crawford and Monty Crawford. Honorary: Ricky Hickinbotham, Bruce Isbell and Nick Dickson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-11-1986)


Crawford, Cecil Edward

Funeral for Cecil Edward Crawford, 48, a native of Yell County who died in a Memphis hospital, was conducted last Friday in Nooner Cemetery. He was a glass blower and a World War II Veteran.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill Crawford and Laudell Crawford of California, seven sisters, Mrs. Hendrick Stokes of lola, Kan., Mrs. Tom Cox of Steve, Mrs. John Heard of Lynwood, Calif., Mrs. Marie Phillips of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Dewey Gossage of Plainview, Mrs. Bill Davis of Blakely and Mrs. Delford Jeffery of Oklahoma City. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 25, 1961)

Crawford, Charlene M.

Charlene M. Crawford, age 71, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, May 15, 2000 at her home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born September 19, 1928 in Kermit, TX to the late Charles Edward and Madge Orene Weems McClure. She was retired sales clerk from Woodson's Department Store in Dardanelle, AR, a member of Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 Auxiliary in Dardanelle and the Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmon Clell Crawford and a grandson, Erik Lee Crawford.

Survivors include, one son and daughter-in-law, Bill land Elaine Crawford of Atkins, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Ware and Hiram Roberts of Dardanelle, AR and Margaret Gale and Tommy Littleton of Russellville, AR; one brother, Kenny McClure of Dardanelle, AR; one sister, Mozelle Madden of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren arid four great-grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. David Bishop; and Rev. Pat Baze officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 17, 2000)


Crawford, Claud L. "Junior", Jr.

Claud L. Crawford Jr., 85, of Dardanelle went home to be with his Lord on December. 4, 2012. He was born March 3, 1927 in Atkins to Claud Lee Crawford Sr. and Mary Haralson Crawford. Junior was a member of The First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle where he was an ordained deacon for over 40 years. He retired from AP&L after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a veteran of WWII and was a retired member of the Dardanelle City Fire Department. Junior had the heart of a servant. He was happiest when working and doing for others. He was the true patriarch of his family and was loved by many. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids as well as extended family.

Junior is preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Edmon Crawford and Donal Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lola Fink Crawford; two children, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Tonnie Crawford and his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Rodney Mondey; five grandchildren, Kim Olson and her husband Kurt, Lynn Crawford and his wife, Tricia, Dustin Ford and his wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Moore and her husband, Fabian, and Staci Ford; great-grandchildren, Logan, Morgan, A.J., Lauren, Lindsey, Alex, Maddie, Eli, Tarin, Austin, MaryJane, Chase, and Mazee; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by the Rev. David Riker, the Rev. David Bishop, the Rev. Jared Higginbotham, and his grandson the Rev. Lynn Crawford. Burial will be at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Larry Taylor, Aaron Beam, Jason Beam, Tom Miller, Chris Myers, and Kenny Biggs. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 6, 2012)

Crawford, Geneva

Geneva Crawford, age 79, a resident of Steve, AR died Saturday, May 16, 1998 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center at Russellville, AR. She was born April 2, 1919 at South Fourche, AR to Samuel and Myrtle (Hardbarger) Jones. She was a retired cattle and poultry farmer and a member of the Steve Church of Christ. She was the widow of Tom Crawford. Also preceding her in death were a grandson, Robbie Crawford; a great-granddaughter, Cassie Christian and a brother, Otis Jones.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Crawford of Winnfield, LA and Ronny and Sherry Crawford of Plainview, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Gerald Freemon of Cleveland, AR and Vickie Crawford of Woodlawn, AR; one brother, Laudell Jones of Eugene, OR; six sisters, Bertie Aldridge and Biolet Overby both of Live Oak, CA, Hazel Crawford of Ola, AR, Reba Marshall and Myrtle Tillery both of Steve, AR and Thelma Bankston of Plainview, AR; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 18, 1998 at the Steve Church of Christ officiated by Charles Smith and Marty Satterfield. Burial was in the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR. Casket bearers were grandsons, Kenny and Tony Crawford, Tommy Wells, Rickey and Randy Crawford and Kirby Hill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 1998)


Crawford, Hazel

Hazel Crawford, age 85, a resident of Hollis, AR died Saturday, May 15, 1999 at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola, AR. She was born on March 14, 1914 at Steve, AR to Samuel and Myrtle (Hardburger) Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Birtie Lee Crawford, Sr.

She is survived by five sons, B. L. Crawford, Jr. and Willie Dean Crawford both of Hollis, AR, Hoyt Wade Crawford of Vida, OR, Danny Ray Crawford of Jacksonville, A and Benny Jay Crawford of Russellville, AR; five daughters, Floy Lee Fondren of Jessieville, AR, Juanita Whiley of Perryville, AR, Wanda Jean Dickson of Hollis, AR;, Ina May Lynch of Pensacola, FL and Brenda Fay Mize of Alexander, AR; 24 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Laudell Jones of Springfield, OR; five sisters, Reba Marshall of Steve, AR, Myrtle Tillery of Hollis, AR, Thelma Bankston of Paso Robles, CA, Birtie Aldridge and Violet Overby both of Live Oak, CA.

Funeral service was May 17, 1999 at the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Keith Whiley and assisted by Rev. Jimmy Scott. Burial was at the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Casket bearers were grandsons. I (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 19, 1999)


Crawford, Henry

Henry Crawford, age 90, a lifelong resident of Hollis, AR died Monday, May 21, 2001 at his home. He was born on February 24, 1911 at Mt. Tabor, AR to Grover and Minnie Gallion Crawford. He married Myrtle on February 7, 1932 at Steve, AR. He was a farmer and a member and deacon of Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Tom Odell Crawford; four half-brothers, Raymond, Wesley, Wilburn & G. B. Saunders.

He is survived by, his wife of 69 years, Myrtle Ballew Crawford of Hollis, AR; two half sisters, Dorothy Hawthorne and Betty Ballew both of California and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was May 24, 2001 at the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church officiating by the Rev. Jimmy Scott. Burial was in the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2001)


Crawford, James William

PLAINVIEW James William Crawford, 76, of Plainview died Saturday, August 11, 1984 at his home. He was a retired furnace operator for Glass Container Co. of California and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dean and Allen Crawford of Antioch, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Mendx of Antioch; a brother, Laudell Crawford of Ventura, Calif. six sisters, Mrs. Iva Stokes of lola, Kan. Mrs. Mattie Polordy of Downey, Calif., Mrs. Marie Ogle of Wewoka, Okla. Mrs. Elva Gossage of Plainview, Mrs. Bernice Davis of Blakley and Mrs. Christine Jeffrey of Oklahoma City, Okla. and eight grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m, Wednesday at Pentecostal Church at Hollis by the Rev. Bill Davis. Burial will be in Nooner Cemetery near Hollis by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 8/11/1984)


Crawford, James William

James William Crawford, a retired farmer and stockman, died at his home in Plainview on September 15, 1950 at the age of 79.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, James W. Jr. and Laudell of Calif. and Cecil L. of Texas; seven daughters, Mrs. E. K. Stokes of Danville, Mrs. T. W. Cox, Mrs. Bill Davis of Steve, Mrs. Mattie Carter of Calif., Mrs. Marie Phillips and Mrs. D. W. Jefferies of Oklahoma and Mrs. Dewey Gossage of Plainview; three brothers, ones sister, 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 21, 1950)


Crawford, Lancy Allen, Sr.

Lancy Allen Crawford, Sr., age 50, of Plainview died Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born December 31, 1965, to B.L. and Audra Lee Smith Crawford. He was a member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge #641 and a lifetime member of the Plainview VFW Post 8525. He enlisted in the Army in 1984. SSG. Lancy Crawford was a Field Artilleryman who served with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. SSG. Crawford was a veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom II during which time he deployed with his unit from 2004-2005. SSG. Crawford retired from the Army National Guard in April 2008. He is posthumously awarded the Order of Saint Barbara in recognition of his many years of service to the Field Artillery Community.

He was preceded in death by his father, B.L. Crawford Jr.; sister, Angela Lee Hawkins and a niece, Lindsay Haney.

Survivors include his mother, Audra Lee Smith Crawford of Hollis; sons, Lancy Crawford Jr. of Plainview, Johnathon Crawford of Plainview; his wife Kim Crawford of Plainview and her children, Jake Trotter and wife Rachel of Perryville, Charly Cody and husband Tyler and baby Olivia of Plainview; one brother, Sam Crawford and wife Karen of Tyler, TX; three sisters, Karen Haney and husband Stan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Amanda Boutzale of Hollis, Tammy Grisham of Hollis.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Plainview Jesus name Pentecostal Church with Mr. Jimmy Scott and Mr. Frankie McConnell officiating. Burial was in Nooner Cemetery in Hollis. Visitation was held Monday, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Plainview VFW Building. Pallbearers included Harold Underwood, Billy Lacey, Wayne Paradis, Robert Musgrove, Robert Nichols, Jake Trotter. Honorary Pallbearers included all members of the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department, Plainview Masonic Lodge #641 and all members of Charlie Battery 1-206. 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 Jul 13, 2016)

Crawford, Margaret "Connie"

Margaret "Connie" Crawford, age 75, of Danville, passed away May 10, 1997 at Lakewood Plaza Nursing Home in North Little Rock, AR. She was born on June 22, 1921 in Petersburg, Virginia. She was a florist and a member of the Council Oaks Order of the Eastern Star. She lived from coast to coast before her husband retired from the Navy in 1971.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Elliot Crawford.

She is survived by four sons, James Crawford of Dardanelle, AR, Matthew Crawford and Charles Crawford both of Toana, Virginia and Wayne Crawford of Danville, AR; three daughters, Edna King of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nancy Crawford of Dededo, Guam and Ann Wirges of North Little Rock; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Waters and Marshall Waters of Norfolk, VA and William Waters of Virginia Beach, VA and one sister, Barbara Garton of Virginia Beach, VA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at Danville Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Shownes officiating. Interment at Earl E. Ladd cemetery in Danville. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 1997)


Crawford, Michael Lee "Mike"

Michael Lee "Mike" Crawford, age 58, of Little Rock died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born February 17, 1953 at Niles, Michigan to Lee and Evelean Hightower Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother, Lillie Moore.

Survivors include his mother, Evelean Stogdell of Dardanelle; companion of 37 years, Vikki Bartel of Little Rock; son, Michael "Shane" Stunkel of New Mexico; brother, Steve Crawford of London; sisters, Brenda Hightower of Havana, Sheri Fausset of Dardanelle, Alisa Crawford of Dardanelle, Karen Crawford of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Caylea and Kaiden; other children, Britni Patton and Stephen Plunket of Little Rock.

Graveside services were held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Bluffton Cemetery. Arrangements By CornweII 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 Dec 14, 2011)

Crawford, Myrtle (Ballew)

Myrtle Crawford, 97, of Ola, AR, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. The daughter of Robert and Josephine Clara Martin Ballew, she was born December 20, 1913 in Hollis, AR. She was a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting. Myrtle was a homemaker and help mate to her husband of 69 years Henry Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry Crawford; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her brother Everett Ballew of Hollis, AR; 3 sisters-in-law, Ruby Nell Sanders of Dardanelle, Laverne Ballew of Perryville, Faye Ballew of New Mexico and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral was March 28, 2011 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmy Scott officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 2011)

Crawford, Nancy

Mrs. Nancy Crawford, age 71, of Plainview died Wednesday at her home. She was the widow of James Crawford. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Crawford of Antioch, Cal., Cecil Crawford of Steve and Laudell Crawford of Ventura, Cal.; seven daughters, Mrs. E. K. Stokes of Iola, Kan. Mrs. Tom Cox of Steve, Mrs. Mattie Carter of El Monte Cal., Mrs. Bill Davis of Blackley, Mrs. D. W. Jeffery of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Dewey Gossage of Plainview and Mrs. Marie Phillips of Oklahoma; a brother, Tom Green of Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Maratha Ward of Rover; 21 grand children and seven great grand children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 14, 1956)


Crawford, Robbie Glen

Mr. Robbie Glen Crawford, age 16, of Plainview, died Wednesday August 24, 1988 at Plainview. He was a native of Hot Springs, a sophomore at Danville High School, a member of the Danville Little Johns Football Team, the Basketball Team, and the Tack Team. He was a member of the Danville Senior Boys State Champion Softball Team, and a member of the Plainview Church of Christ.

Survivors include his parents, Ronny and Sherry Farris Crawford, two brothers, Rickey Crawford and Randy Crawford both of Plainview. His Maternal grandmother, Lorene Farris of Plainview and his paternal, grandparents Tom and Geneva Crawford.

Funeral service, 10:00 a. m. Friday, August 26 at the Plainview High School Aud. with Garland Lipe and Jim Knack officiating. Interment was at the Nooner Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lance Wilkins, Tommy Hale, Lance Garner, David Spencer, Nelson Pledger, Billy Don Storment. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Home (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-24-1988)

Swimmers collide; 16-year-old drowns (1988) PLAINVIEW - Robbie G. Crawford, age 16, of Plainview drowned around noon Wednesday after diving into Hogan Creek in the Lake Nimrod project area, according to the Yell County sheriffs office. Sgt. James Elmore said Crawford was swinging on a rope, preparing to drop into the creek, when he collided with another swimmer who also was swinging from a rope. Crawford was apparently knocked unconscious. Crawford's body was found at 1:25 p. m. in water about 15 feet deep by Dr. Ray Ferguson, a diver with the mounted patrol. Elmore said several swimmers unsuccessfully attempted to save Crawford. The other swimmer involved in the accident was treated at Westwood Clinic and released. Crawford is the son of Ronny Crawford, a Yell County justice of the peace. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/24/88)


Crawford, Roy L.

Roy L. Crawford, age 72, of Russellville, AR died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, MO. A son of the late Rev. Daniel Morton Crawford and Sarah Williams Crawford, he was born January 2, 1928, in Amsterdam, MO. He graduated from high school in Homer City, PA and served in the U. S. Army for two years as a trombonist in the 158th Army Band at Fort Knox, KY. He received a degree in Music Education from the University of Dubuque and taught music in the Iowa public schools before owning and operating a variety store in Clarion, IA for 25 years. He moved to Russellville in 1978 and was the owner of Crawford Insurance Agency in Ola, AR until his retirement in 1992. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and former Grand Master. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the Russellville Noon Rotary Club, having received the distinction of Paul Harris Fellow for his work in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Koethe Crawford; one son, Rodney Crawford of Allen, TX; one daughter, Linda Faye Nolan of Russellville, AR; one brother, Harvey Crawford of Amsterdam, MO; two grandchildren, Meridith Leigh and Daniel Lee Craw ford both of Allen, TX. The body was cremated.

Memorial service will be at 2 PM Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. G. Mackey Yokem and Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Clarion Memorial Cemetery in Clarion, IA. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Russellville or the Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church, Clarion, IA 50525. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 7, 2000)


Crawford, Sherry (Farris)

Sheriy Crawford, age 68, of Plainview passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born September 29, 1948, at Russellville to the late Zaral Daniel and Mae Lorene Cunningham Farris. She was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ, worked at Two Rivers School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robbie Glen Crawford; three brothers, Jerry Farris, Larry Farris and an infant brother Carroll Laetho Farris and his adopted brother, Randy Bolton.

Survivors include her sons, Rickey Crawford (Lisa) of Rover, Randy Crawford all of Rover; one sister, Betty Humphreys (Bob) of Morrilton; four grandchildren, Hope Fowler (Donnie) of Pottsville, Ryan Crawford (Keelie) of Plainview, Robbie Crawford of Rover and Reid Crawford of Rover; three great grandchildren, Airastyn Novinger of Pottsville, Ayden Tate of Pottsville, Brady Fowler of Pottsville; nieces, Donna Wells, Tye Smith, Judith Kitchens; nephews, Greg and Brad Humphreys, Tommy Wells, Kenny and Tony Crawford, Kirby Hill, Mark Farris and the father of her children, Ronnie Crawford of Rover.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Plainview Church of Christ with Bro. Tommy Oakes officiating. Visitation was held Friday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801 or Plainview Church of Christ, P.O. Box 284, Plainview, Arkansas 72857. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 2, 2016)

Crawford, Vickie Lynn

Vickie Lynn Crawford, age 51, of Steve, AR, formerly of Natchitoches, died Monday, December 21, 2009 at her home.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p. m. today, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Steve Church of Christ with Bro. Marty Satterfield and Bro. Bill Pratt officiating. Burial will follow at Nooner Cemetery in Steve. Memorial may be made to the Steve Church of Christ. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. See complete obit next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009)


Crawford, Vickie Lynn

Vickie Lynn Crawford, age 51 of Steve and formerly of Natchitoches, LA died Monday, December 21, 2009 at her home. She was born August 8, 1958 in Hot Springs, AR to the late Thomas H. & Geneva Jones Crawford. She was a member of the Steve Church of Christ, she was retired from the Poultry Industry, where she worked for Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride for the last twenty years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one nephew and one great-niece.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kirby and Sheana Hill of North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Tye and Wes Swift of Jonesboro; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Gerald Freeman of Cleveland and Steve, AR; brothers & sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Crawford of Plain-view, Ronnie Crawford of Rover; two nieces, five nephews, four great-nieces, seven great-nephews, two great-great-nieces and her beloved aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Steve Church of Christ with Bro. Marty Satterfield and Bro. Bill Pratt officiating. Burial followed at Nooner Cemetery in Steve. Memorials may be made to the Steve Church of Christ. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009)


Creel, Saren Ruth

Saren Ruth Creel, born February 16, 2007, at Little Rock, precious infant daughter of Justin and Krista Creel, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

She is survived by her parents, Justin and Krista Creel of Dardanelle, AR; paternal grandparents, Connie and Kenny Holt of Mt. George, AR, Jackie and Holly Creel of Lavaca, AR, Rita and August Wahrer; maternal grandparents, Pat and David May of Dardanelle, AR; great grandparents, Jerry and Janette May, Dickie and Lounell Vosburg, Frances Adair, Elmer and Jane Sanders, James and Carmen Holt; aunts, Brandi May, Amber Chivers; uncles, Russell Shelton, Chase Holt, Curtis Palmer, Josh Tilley, cousin, Bailey Burnham; numerous other family members.

Graveside service was April 2 at Petillo Hill Cemetery with Rev. C. L. Hasting officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2007)


Crelia, Etta (Barnett) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Etta Barnett Crelia, age 55, of St. Joseph, La. died July 31 at the St. Charles Memorial Hospital after a long illnesss. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons, Ray and Tommy of the home and Roy of Natchez, Miss.; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kirby of Natchez; three sisters, Esther Keener of Danville, Ollie Lewellen of Maysville, Okla. and Nettie Ducan of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Bill and Ernest Barnett of Danville; four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church in St. Joseph with Rev. W.P. Blackwood officiating. Burial was in the Newelton [Newellton] Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1965)

Crelia, Tommy

Tommy Crelia, age 60, died Monday, August 19, 2002 in the Heart Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born March 24, 1942 in Saint Joseph, LA to the late Marion & Etta Barnett Crelia.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Dean Crelia.

Survivors include a son, John Crelia of Oklahoma; a sister, Margueritte Ann Kirby; one brother, Roy Gene Crelia both of LA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He lived with his aunt, Esther Gentry Keener and worked at Sav-A-Sum for Steve Bewley in Danville in the late 60's and early 70's.

Funeral was August 23 in Saint Joseph, LA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 28, 2002)


Crews, Clay Collin

Clay Collin Crews, 57 of Dardanelle, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born December 20, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska to James and Claribel Carlson Crews. He was a line worker for Wayne Farms. Clay was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Crews; and his lifelong companion, Sheryle Schreck.

Survivors include his son, Adam Whitaker of Ashland, Nebraska; three brothers, Craig Crews, Curt Crews, and Chris Crews all of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Nancy Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska, Sally Hunter of Colorado Springs, Colorado; mother-in-law, Linda Sherrill of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, Alec, Karma, Alayzha, and Kaylee Whitaker of Ashland, Nebraska.

The family held a private memorial service on Sunday, January 10th. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville and River Valley Cremations of Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 13, 2016)

Crews, James W

Funeral for James W Crews, aged 58, a timber contractor of Plainview, who was killed Friday in a three-car collision near Jessieville, was at 9 a. m. Monday.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jewel Crews of Plainview; six daughters, Mrs. Mavin Phillips and Mrs. Bonnie Hall of Arlington, Tex. Mrs. Mildred Owens of Hydro, Okla. Mrs. Betty Greenwood of Greenville, Tex. and Mrs. Ernestine Guthrie of Gainesville, Mo. his mother, Mrs. Amanda Hunt of Leachville; two half-brothers, Luther Crews of Oklahoma and Eugene Crews of Leachville; two sisters, Mrs. Millie Merrment of West Plains, Mo. and Mrs. Hattie Lou Bums of Leachville, and 12 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 11, 1960)


Crews, Jewel Wade

Jewel Wade Crews, age 75, of Flippin, AR, formerly of Plainview, AR, died January 31, 1997. He was born January 4, 1922 in Kingdom Springs, AR. He was a WWII Veteran and was a retired member of the Flippin Fire Dept, where he served as fire chief for 8 years.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Crews of Flippin; a son, Joe Cantrall of Flippin; five sisters, Mildred Owens, Evalee Owens, Betty Chapman and Ernestine Lamont all of Havana, AR and Bonnie Hall of Flippin; three grandchildren, Darla, Jared and Dereck; three foster grandchildren, Donny, Angelia and Malinda and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was February 3, 1997 at Burns Funeral Home Chapel with Donnie Guthrie and Michael Blanks officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zane Langford, Danny Owens, John Long, Phillip Owens, Brad Wiseman and Dave Halliday. Honorary Willie Padgett, Phil Polk, Jimmy Greenwood, Shane Hall, Carl McBee, Hal Johnson, Mike Hall, Philip Guthrie, Matthew Hall and Tim Phillips. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 19, 1997)


Criswell, Fannie (Mrs.)

Mrs. Fannie Criswell, aged 67, of Seymore, Mo. died March 21 in a Springfield, Mo. hospital. Mrs. Criswell was raised at Gravelly and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Criswell; two sons, Lawrence of Texas, Joe of Seymour; three daughters, Lois of Nevada, Ada of Seymour, Mollie of Iowa; five sisters, two brothers, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Criswell, Fannie (Mrs.)

Mrs. Fannie Criswell, aged 67, of Seymore, Mo. died March 21 in a Springfield, Mo. hospital. Mrs. Criswell was raised at Gravelly and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Criswell; two sons, Lawrence of Texas, Joe of Seymour; three daughters, Lois of Nevada, Ada of Seymour, Mollie of Iowa; five sisters, two brothers, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Crites, Benjamin Hershel

Benjamin Hershel Crites age 94 of Danville, formerly of Plainview, died Thursday June 9, 1988 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. Mr. Crites was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Faith Church.

Survivors include, four sons, Johnny Crites of North Little Rock, AR, Caralee Crites of North Little Rock, AR, Joe Crites of Dardanelle, AR and Eugene Crites of Sharon, KS, one daughter, Irene Hawkins of Plainview, AR, two sisters, Lela Yates of Houston, AR, and Lelar Hamilton of Missouri and twenty-seven grandchildren and sixty great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Service were Saturday, June 11, 1988, at the Rover Baptist Church. Burial was at the Hunt Cemetery at Rover. Services were by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6-15-1988)


Crites, Billy Eugene

Billy Eugene Crites, 64 of Dardanelle, AR left us for his eternal home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his brothers home. He was born in Russellville, Arkansas on November 20, 1947, the son of Eugene Crites and Arlene Lockhorst. At the young age of seven, his family moved to Kansas where he lived for many years. He attended schools in Medicine Lodge and Sharon, Kansas. He was a 1964 graduate of Sharon High School. He later served two years in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Spaeth in 1970. This union was blessed with two children, Karen and Darrin. They later divorced. He was later blessed with another son, Brandon. Bill's greatest interests were hunting, fishing, carpentry work and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Terry. Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Darrin and Brandon Crites of Hutchinson, Kansas; one daughter Karen Crites of Hutchison, Kansas; stepmom Peggy of Medicine Lodge, Kansas; five brothers, Jerry (Paula) of Russell, Kansas, Larry (Betty) of Dardanelle, Rick and Toby both of Attica, Kansas and Lonnie of Sharon, Kansas.

Other survivors include one sister, Gina of Argonia, Kansas; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A private family service will be held.

Arrangements by Bishop- Griffin Funeral Home of Greenbrier. (501) 679-4400 www.bishopgriffinfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 23, 2012)

Crites, Carolyn Sue (Forsyth)

Carolyn Sue Crites, age 70, of Gilkey Creek passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born September 29, 1944, in Fredricktown, MO to the late William & Mertle Elizabeth Miller Forsyth. Preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, James Hubert Crites; sons, Lincoln & Amy Crites of Seaford, Delaware; James Lindell Crites of Gilkey Creek; grandkids, Ashley Foster of Danville; Ashley Leighann Crites of Gilkey Creek; Audrey Haney of Plainview; great-grandchildren, Nathan Lane Foster; Riley Via; Alexia, Ryan & Dakota Arndt; brothers, William Forsyth of Kansas City MO; Terry Forsyth of Kansas City, MO; Larry Forsyth of St. Louis, MO; and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at New Bethel Cemetery with Josh Crites officiating. Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 12, 2015)

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