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Cunningham, Vera Helen

Vera Helen Cunningham, age 86, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at her home in Dardanelle. She was born November 6, 1921 in Leedy, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Scott Rex and Vera Beatrice Clark Roberts. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, T. A. Cunningham; son, Martin Lee Segrestrom; great-grandson, Thomas Trey Lewallen; brother, James Roberts and sisters, Maxine Martin and Janice Forst.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Brenda Cunningham of Dardanelle, Jacky and Donna Cunningham of Subiaco; daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Bob Merlo of Carlsbad, CA, Peggy and James Bennett of London; sisters and brothers-in-law, Orie Lee and George Craig of Little Rock, Dorothy and Bud Walker and Ila and Jimmy Lovelace all of OK; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be today, July 30, at 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Jacimore, Bob Merlo, Mitch Wewers, Marcus Wewers, Chad Stanley, Tracy Lewallen, James Bennett and Jason Cunningham. Roy Norwood Dessie Avery (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2008)


Curry, Donald E.

Donald E. Curry, age 68, of Havana, AR died December 20, 2008. He was a veteran of the Navy served in the Vietnam war. He was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie Curry of Havana, AR; one daughter, Judi Button of Booneville, AR; one brother, Dan Curry of Greenbrier and two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be Friday, December 26, 2008 at 10:00 a. m at the Booneville Funeral Service Chapel under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service of Booneville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 24, 2008)


Curry, Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen Curry, age 43, of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of Pleasant Hill, MO, died August 23, 2005 at his home. He was born September 29, 1961 at Colorado Springs, CO.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Virginia and Joe Kowalski of Dardanelle father and step-mother, Bill and Kristen Curry of Chino, CA three brothers, Bill Curry II of San Jose, CA, Randy Curry of Pleasant Hill, MO and Jim Walker of Kansas City, MO a sister, Kim Edney of Orrick, MO numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was August 29, 2005 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Interment was in Price Cemetery in London, AR Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 31, 2005)


Curry, Zena Dale

Mrs. Zena Dale Curry, age 85, of Briggsville, AR died Monday, May 13, 1996 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Briggsville November 14, 1910 daughter of the late William and Mary Ladd Hunt. She was a homemaker, member of the Briggsville Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of E. H. Ned Curry.

Survivors include one brother Joe Hunt and sisters-in-law, Mary Hunt and Imogene Hunt of Briggsville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 16, 19 at the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Hulon Wiser and Rev. Ernie Bryant officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis Castleberry, John Catlett, Randy Mitchener; Bill Tucker, Jerry Mar-by and Bill Breashears. Honorary: Billy Joe Breashears, Ewell Breashears, LeRoy Breashears and Dr. J. O. Pennington. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5-22-1996)


Curtis, Dora Lee

Dora Lee Curtis, age 74, of Maumelle, AR died Thursday, October 14, 1999 in Little Rock, AR. She was a native of the Havana area, daughter of the late Mike and Estelle Craig Conley. She was a member of the Crystal Hill Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Troy; two daughters; two sisters; a half-sister and four brothers.

Survivors include, her son, Robert Curtis of Maumelle, AR; a step-daughter, Norma Able of Bigelow, AR; two step-sons, Jim Curtis of Mablevale, AR and Gary Curtis of Benton, AR; a brother, Tom Conley of Mtn. View, CA; a sister, Opal Carpenter of Sunnyvale, CA; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces, including, Forrest Self of Belleville, Dale Caldwell of Havana and Linda George of Danville.

Graveside service was October 18 at the Big Flat Cemetery, Big Flat, AR with Rev. J. L. Ramsey officiating. Arrangements by Griffin, Legget, Healy & Roth of Little Rock, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 20, 1999)


Curtis, Dovey C.

Dovey C. Curtis, 84, of Des Arc, father of Charles Curtis of Dardanelle, died Sunday, January 12.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Smith Curtis; three other sons, two daughters, eight grand- children and seven great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 14 at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery by Garth Funeral Home of Des Arc. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 15, 1992 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Curtis, Ivy Madison

3 Year-Old Girl Dies -Investigation Is Underway- A doublewide mobile home that caught fire in Belleville early in the morning of August 15, 2008 was the scene of a fatality when one of the occupants, Ivy Madison Curtis, age 3, died in the fire. Belleville Fire Department arrived on the scene to find two rooms on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished according to Fire Chief Kenny Jackson who said the child was in the room where the fire began.

The other occupants escaped from the fire and were not injured. Yell County Deputy Coroner Kathy Gillespie pronounced the three year old girl dead at 4:30 a. m. The house was being occupied by Danny Furr and Holly Keeney Curtis (the mother of the deceased), and Ivy Curtis. Ivys father is Terry Curtis of Ohio. Chief Jackson said that an investigation into the fire was being conducted by the State Police and Yell County Sheriff personnel. Several hours after the fire, three State Police investigators, Bill Glover, Stacie Rhoads, and Joe Carter, along with Chief Jackson and sheriff personnel were at the fire scene. Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey and several other sheriff personnel and other officers were at the scene shortly after the fire was reported. CID investigator John Foster said the body of the little girl was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy. Belleville had five units with 13 firemen and Danville assisted with one truck and 10 firemen. Also on scene was Yell County EMS and Entergy. Chief Jackson said he wanted to thank all of the firemen who assisted at the fire, along with the police, EMS personnel and coroners office. The doublewide trailer was located on Wilson Road in Belleville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Ivy Madison Curtis, age 3 of Belleville, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at her home. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Rita Gribsy.

Survivors include her mother, Holly Keeney Curtis; father, Terry Curtis; sisters, Claire Curtis and Katina Curtis of Plainview; grandfather, John Keeney of Plainview; and great-grandmother, Paralee Keeney of Danville.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 20, 2008)


Curtis, Ivy Madison

Ivy Madison Curtis, age 3 of Belleville, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at her home. She was born January 20, 2005 in Russellville to Terry & Holly Curtis.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother Rita Gribsy, great-grandfather Wesley Keeney & great-grandmother, Myrtle A. Delventhal.

Survivors include her parents, Terry & Holly Curtis; sisters, Katina Curtis & Claire Curtis of Plainview; grandparents, John Keeney of Plainview, Jane Hunt of Bowling Green, OH, Rick Curtis of Hamler, OH; great grandparents, Paralee Keeney of Danville, Audrey Hagemyer of Bowling Green, OH; aunts & uncles, Tammy & Lester Thomas, Bryan Buddy Keeney of Plainview; great-aunts, Ann Roberts and Veta Richard of Plainview.

A memorial service was held August 23, 2008 at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Garrett & Mr. Gary Keeney officiating. Burial was held in Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2008)


Curtis, Joseph Andrew "Joe"

Joseph Andrew "Joe" Curtis, 57, at Casa died Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was born February 19, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Floyd Curtis.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Brixey Curtis; children, Randy and Pam Brixey and Joseph A. "Joey", Jr.. and Clara Curtis all of Russellville; Michael and Pam Curtis and Samantha Curtis all of Casa; sisters, Rachel McNeely of London; Nancy Perdue of Chicago, Illinois, Anna Curtis of Chicago, Mary Gracia of California, fourteen grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, November 30 at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church in Casa. Burial will be in Casa Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 2011)

Curtis, Lorene Potter

Lorene Potter Curtis, age 55, of Story, AR. departed this life March 9, 1999 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. She was born December 25, 1943 in Aly, AR. to the late Marshall and Lydi Beatrice (Cain) Potter.

Survivors include her husband, John Henry Curtis; two daughters, Teresa Curtis and Yvonne Curtis; three sons, Billy Wayne, Terry Shane and Gary Bryan Curtis; three grandchildren, Kayla Curtis and Brian and Erica Curtis and many cousins and friends.

Funeral service was March 12th at Muddy Creek Church of God with Rev. Jimmy Scott and Rev. Johnnie Bratton officiating. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mt. Ida. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 31, 1999)


Curtiss, Madelyn (Ellis)

Madelyn Ellis Curtiss, 87, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, February 8, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. A daughter of the late Capt. Jeff and Pearl Miks Ellis and widow of Lt. Col. Worth M. Curtiss, she was a graduate of Dardanelle High School and Saint Paul's School of Nursing at Dallas. She was an Army nurse, achieving the rank of first lieutenant and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and served with the 124th Evacuation Hospital in France and Germany. She was an American Red Cross nurse for 40 years and was a life member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3141, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs and Dardanelle Garden Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith L. Bost of Dardanelle, a brother, Jeff Ellis Jr. of Newport; two sisters, Adele Crocker of Russellville and Emma Desilet of Concordia, Kan.; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, February 11 at Dardanelle Funeral Service chapel by the Rev. Nancy Covington. Burial was private by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 16, 2000 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Curtiss, Madelyn Ellis

Madelyn Ellis Curtiss, age 87, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was a daughter of the late Capt. Jeff and Pearl Miks Ellis and widow of Lt. Col Worth M. Curtiss, she was a graduate of Dardanelle High School and Saint Paul's School of Nursing at Dallas. She was an Army nurse, achieving the rank of first lieutenant and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and served with the 124 Evacuation Hospital in France and Germany. She was an American Red Cross nurse for 40 years and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3141, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs and Dardanelle Garden Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include, a daughter, Judith L. Bost of Dardanelle; a brother, Jeff Ellis, Jr. of Newport; two sisters, Adele Crocker of Russellville and Emma Desilet of Concordia, KN and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral was Friday at the Dardanelle Funeral Service Chapel by the Rev. Nancy Covington. Burial was private. Arrangements by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 16, 2000)


Cyrus, Earline Fox

Earline Fox Cyrus, age 87, of Temple, died at her residence. She was born in Arkansas to J. A. Fox and Laura Haney Fox. She was married to Clyde H. Cyrus on Dec. 27, 1933 and lived most of her life in Cherokee. She and her husband, who preceded her in death on February 3, 1995 owned a Guaranty Abstract office in Cherokee. She taught history at Waller Jr. High School in Enid, OK. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Northwestern University in Alva, OK. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the PEO in Cherokee, where she lived prior to moving to Temple in 1993.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Cyrus of Naples, FL; three daughters, Shirley Gaines of Temple, Sylvia Gyrus of Cherokee and Dr. Cathrine Cyrus of Avon, CT; a sister, Georgia Parker of Danville, AR and nine grandchildren. Service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Cherokee, OK with the Rev. Roland Youngberg officiating.

Graveside was at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. A memorial service will be conducted at the Meridian Retirement Center in Temple. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 10, 1998)


Dabbs, Lillie Ruth

Lillie Ruth Dabbs, age 81, of Little Rock, AR, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2007 in Little Rock. She was born April 11, 1925, in Carlsbad, N. M. to the late Granville and Bernice Castleberry Caviness. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family

She is preceded in death by her husband, Stewart R. Dabbs, as well as her brother, John D. Caviness and sister, Dorothy L. Caviness.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol & Fred Belote of Jacksonville and Melissa & Mike Compton of Little Rock, brother, Kenneth L. & Vanessa Caviness of Los Angeles, CA, three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were March 30, 2007 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Little Rock with Rev. John Flemming officiating. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2007)


Dabbs, Stewart Richard

Stewart Richard Dabbs, age 81, of Little Rock, AR died Friday, October 31, 1997. He was born in Little Rock where he graduated from Little Rock High School, later receiving his B. A. degree from Hendrix College in 1937. After his involvement in World War II as a Captain in the army, in a tank destroyer unit, he returned to Little Rock beginning his career with the 555 Wholesale Appliance Company working there for 28 years before his retirement. He was very active with his church, St. Paul United Methodist. He succumbed after an eight year battle with Alzheimers at the North Little Rock Veteran's Hospital where he received the finest of care by the staff of Unit 1-D.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie Ruth Caviness Dabbs of Little Rock; two daughters, Carol and her husband, Fred Belote of Jacksonville, AR and Melissa and her husband, Mike Compton of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Lisa and Cary Belote, Leslie Dunn and her husband, David and one great grandchild, Nathan Dunn.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. John Christie. Burial of remains will be 11:00 a. m. at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR Saturday, November 8, 1997. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church building fund, or Central Arkansas Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 5, 1997)


Dacus, Amon Dana

Amon Dana Dacus was born February 12, 1927 in Chickalah, Yell Co., Arkansas and grew up in Northeast Louisiana. He left this earthly life June 14, 2011 at age 84.

Born to George Ulysses and Bessie Dacus, the 5th of 6 children and was preceded in death by all.

Married 60 years, he is survived by his wife Laura Carter Dacus, 2 daughters - Cathryn Scroggins, Angela Hackney and husband Don and one son Stephen Carter Dacus and wife Sheila. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Amon was a signalman in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, a graduate of LSU and University of Georgia with degrees in Agronomy. He had careers with Allied Chemical, Rio Farms and Thompson Hayward Chemical. Amon was a pioneer in green house tomatoes and in the sugar industry in the Rio Grande Valley and was the co-author of numerous technical publications. He also worked for Tropical Texas Center for MHMR and farmed sugar cane in the valley with F.C. Schaeffer and Associates. He retired in 1989 and travelled and consulted extensively through the world. He was a deacon and a life long worker for the Lord. In retirement he worked in Christian missions in Austria, Poland and Honduras and worked with World Bible School and Eastern European Missions. Memorial contributions made to WBS or EEM through the Longmire Church of Christ.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday June 17, 2011 at the Longmire RD. Church of Christ, Conroe, TX. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Conroe, Texas, Obituary was published on June 15, 2011)

Dacus, Clyvon Oley

NEWTON, Iowa - Clyvon Oley Dacus, 44, a native of Yell County and a former Dardanelle resident, died October 23, 1980 in an Iowa hospital. He was a truck driver, a son of Mrs. Grace Shockley Dacus, Dardanelle, and the late Walter Dacus.

Other survivors are his wife, Sharon; three sons, David and Eric Dacus and Mark Seals; a daughter, Julie Seals; two brothers, William Dacus, McComb, Tenn. and Heswin Dacus, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Thealia Ford, Dover, and Therese Wieser, Fort Smith.

The funeral was at 10 a. m. October 25 with Burial in the Newton Union Cemetery, Iowa. The Rev. Ellis Ryherd, pastor of the Foursquare Church, conducted the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 10-29-1980)


Dacus, Clyvon Oley

NEWTON, Iowa - Clyvon Oley Dacus, 44, a native of Yell County and a former Dardanelle resident, died October 23, 1980 in an Iowa hospital. He was a truck driver, a son of Mrs. Grace Shockley Dacus, Dardanelle, and the late Walter Dacus.

Other survivors are his wife, Sharon; three sons, David and Eric Dacus and Mark Seals; a daughter, Julie Seals; two brothers, William Dacus, McComb, Tenn. and Heswin Dacus, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Thealia Ford, Dover, and Therese Wieser, Fort Smith.

The funeral was at 10 a. m. October 25 with Burial in the Newton Union Cemetery, Iowa. The Rev. Ellis Ryherd, pastor of the Foursquare Church, conducted the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/29/1980)


Dacus, Edna Lee Dooly

Edna Lee Dooly Dacus, age 87, of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, August 17, 2002. She was born November 29, 1914 in Belleville, AR to the late Dr. J. A. and Roxie Sugg Dooly. She was a retired registered nurse for the Missouri Pacific Hospital, a member of the Life Line Baptist Church, where she played piano for her Sunday School Class for several years. She was a 1933 Belleville High School graduate.

She is survived by a son, Robert Dacus of Little Rock, AR; a daughter, Robin King of No. Little Rock; a brother, Jessie Dooly of Batesville, AR; a sister, Ethel Yeager of Batesville; a grandson, Rick King, Jr. of Little Rock and a great-granddaughter, Stormey King of Little Rock.

Graveside service was held August 19, 2002 at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery near Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 21, 2002)


Dacus, Grace Shockley

Mrs. Grace Shockley Dacus, widow of G. W. Dacus, died March 11, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, William Dacus of Miss, and Heswain Dacus of KN; two daughters, Theolia Ford of Dover, Theresa Wierser of Ft. Smith; five brothers, Winston Shockley of Ola, George and Avis Shockley of Mt. George, Travis Shockley of Danville and Everette Shockley of Greenwood; one sister, Zell Young of CA; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 13 at the Mt. George Church of Christ with Tommy Qualls officiating, assisted by Grover Martin. Burial was in the Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Dacus, Grace Shockley

Mrs. Grace Shockley Dacus, widow of G. W. Dacus, died March 11, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, William Dacus of Miss, and Heswain Dacus of KN; two daughters, Theolia Ford of Dover, Theresa Wierser of Ft. Smith; five brothers, Winston Shockley of Ola, George and Avis Shockley of Mt. George, Travis Shockley of Danville and Everette Shockley of Greenwood; one sister, Zell Young of CA; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 13 at the Mt. George Church of Christ with Tommy Qualls officiating, assisted by Grover Martin. Burial was in the Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-19-1986)


Dacus, Harold Ray

Harold Ray Dacus, age 54 of Dardanelle died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at his home. He was born February 21, 1956 at Covina, California to Donald Madison and Lydia Pauline Dacus.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Gale Dacus of Dardanelle; mother, Lydia Pauline Dacus of Russellville and a daughter and a son-in-law, Lisa Marie Dacus & Stephen Dexter Holt of Dover; three brothers, Donald Dacus of Russellville, Richard & Phyllis Dacus of Conway, Wallace Dacus of Russellville; one sister, Paula & Sam Hardin of St. Louis, MO; granddaughters, Lillian Gail, Mary Elizabeth & Chasity Star Holt; six aunts; three nephews; one niece and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were May 18, 2010, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Eric Martin officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P. O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010)


Dacus, James R. "Baldy"

James R. "Baldy" Dacus, age 79, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Perry County Nursing Center. He was born November 25, 1935 at Mt. George to the late Rupert and Allie Gandy Dacus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David Dacus, Donny Dacus; sisters, Lavanch Funkhouser, Bobbie Sue Lawrence, Anna Fowler.

Survivors include two daughters, Trisha Wewer of Perryville, Dena McGugan of Havana; one sister, Carolyn Foster of Dardanelle; two brothers, Carlton Dacus of Dardanelle, Francis Dacus of Oregon and one grandchild, Waylon Wewer of Perryville.

Family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. On-line guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1, 2015)

Daggett, Bertha Mae (Cudd)

Mrs. Bertha Mae Daggett, aged 79, of 2823 Walker Street, widow of Martin D. Daggett, died Friday. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Gravelly (Yell County).

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Weir of Little Rock; five brothers, Jerome W. Cudd and Loyd Cudd of Little Rock, Melvin Cudd of Cleburne, Tex., Ira Cudd of San Jacinto, Cal., and Elmer Cudd of Ola (Yell County); a sister, Mrs. Ruth Thompson of Cabot, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Griffin-Leggett. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Gazette Newspaper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 15, 1975)

Daggett, Bertha Mae (Cudd)

Funeral for Mrs. Bertha Mae Daggett, aged 79, of 2823 Walker Street, who died Friday, widow of Martin D. Daggett, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Leggett by Rev. R. W. Robertson.

Pallbearers will be John M. Cudd, R. M. Cudd, Kenneth Cudd, I. W. Atwood, Price Robinson and L. A. Yount. Burial will be at Pine Crest Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Gazette Newspaper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 16, 1975)

Daggett, Martin D.

Martin D. Daggett, aged 74, of 8500 Mize Road, a retired stave mill saw filer, died Wednesday.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Daggett; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Weir of Little Rock; a brother, Lee Daggett of Pikeville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Whidley of Franklin, Tenn., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Leggett by Rev. Don Grendell. Pallbearers will be Clyde Ibbotson, Joe Cudd, Robert Rigdon, R. M. Cudd, E. D. Watson and Lloyd Cudd. Burial will be at Pine Crest Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Gazette Newspaper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Obituary was published on January 29, 1970)

Dahlstrom, Lalle

Lalle Dahlstrom, age 90, of Temple City, CA, died Friday, June 8, 2007. She was born October 13, 1916 in Havana, AR to the late Ezra and Ocie Buckman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Dahlstrom and four brothers, N. J. Arnold, Jack and Raymond Buckman.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Helen Dahlstrom and Bob and Janelle Dahlstrom and a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Randy Aiken; brother, James and Jessie Buckman and sisters, Imogene Brinkmeyer, Billie Lassiter and Betty and Paul Blaylock; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and three sisters-in-law, Loyie, Juanita and Wanda Buckman.

Service and burial was June 18 at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 20, 2007)


Dahne, Willia Mae (Hunt) Posey

CLARKSVILLE -- Willia Mae Dahne, 93, of Hartman died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. She was a homemaker, ran a business from her home and was a member of Fernwood Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie F. Dahne; sons, William Howard Shaddon and Truman Lee Posey; parents, Joseph Andrew and Georgie A. Franklin Hunt.

Survivors include daughters, Georgia Fletcher of Delaware, Ark., Ann Sears of Hartman, Lillie Hogue of Hartman, and Patricia Wetherford of Anna, Texas; brother, Claud Murphy of Dallas, Texas; sister, Macel Wallas of Garland, Texas; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Fernwood Assembly of God Church in Hartman with Rev. Joy Goodin and Rev. Travis George officiating. Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery in Hartman. Arrangements are by Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville. Pallbearers: Active -- James Hogue, Larry Hogue, Morris Fletcher, Johnny Hogue, Lillis Wetherford and Raymond Hogue. Honorary -- Charles Sears, Phillip Stepp, William Ables Jr., Jake Hill, Jim Pruitt and Ronald Taylor. Visitation was Monday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 21, 2006)

Daily, David Wayne

David Wayne Daily, age 49 of Delaware, died Friday, June 18, 2010 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born November 17, 1960 at Anaheim, CA to E. D. and Marion Jo Russell Daily. He was a member of the sons of Confederate Veterans and a committed member of a motorcycle club.

He is preceded in death by both sets of his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Lesa Daily of Delaware; three daughters and a son-in-law, Chrystal Daily of Dardanelle, Tyna Daily of Russellville, and Saydra and Elton Heflin of Dardanelle; two sisters, Carol and Debbie; five grandchildren, Thomas Hayden and Jasmine Rose Mosley, Nathaniel Leon Daily, Serenity Renea Heflin all of Dardanelle, Skyliar LeWayne Daily of Russellville. Memorial services will be held at Delaware State Park, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 2:00 p. m.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010)


Daily, Marion Jo (Russell)

Marion Jo Daily, 71, of Dardanelle, died Sunday June 19, 2011 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jo was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas on July 12, 1939; and married E. D. Daily April 5, 1958.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Parthina Russell; her sister, Billie Lee Casper; and her son, David Wayne Daily.

Jo was survived by her husband of 53 years, E. D. Daily; two daughters Carol and Debbie, her son-in-law Marc Tucker, 4 grandsons: Evan Batton, Brandon, Tyler and Todd Tucker and 5 granddaughters: Cassandra Sweeting, Chelsea Stanton, Chrystal, Tyna and Sadra Daily and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Cornwell Funeral Chapel with Brother Joe Yates officiating. Burial will be at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 22, 2011)

Dale, John Willie

John Willie Dale, age 77, of Centerville died Thursday, April 5, 1984 at his home. He was the son of the late William Leonard and Viola Strait Dale, and was a retired store owner.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Syble Floyd Dale; two sons, Bill Dale of Little Rock and Jerry George of Casa; five daughters, Johnnie Hawkins of Austin, Texas Peggy Giles of Bryant, Betty Bly of Ola, and Patsy Freeman and Terry Renouf of Kenai, Alaska; a brother, Cecil Dale Sr. of Danville, and several grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Ola Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Dale, Leo L.

Leo L. Dale, age 84, of Danville, AR died Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born September 28, 1919 in Yell County to the late Ernest and Maggie Gandy Dale. He retired after thirty five years as a program assistant with Agriculture, Stabilization and Conservation Service USDA and was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Smith Dale; a brother, Selba Dale and a sister Johnnie Grace Hester.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis "Jeannie" and Robert Mudd of Lake Jackson, TX; a granddaughter, Lyndsay Shannon Mudd of Lake Jackson, TX and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Service was April 30 at Cornwell Chapel, Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Stanberry, Stan Garner, Hoyt Dale, Jr. Dale, Tracy Pool and Jim Ray Holbrook. Honorary were A. C. Mowery, Al Kennedy, JJ Wilcox and Gordon Rhoades. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Bull, PO Box 1797, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2004)


Dale, Mildie Estell

Mildie Estell Dale, age 94, off Danville, AR died Friday, November 17, 2000 at Chamber Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born October 3, 1906 in the Omega Community. She was the daughter of the late James Henry and Mozuria Elizabeth Martin Pennington. She had taught school at the Omega School and the Date Bend Number Nine School District. She had retired from the family business, Cecil Dale Gasoline Distributor. She was a member of the Danville Church of Christ and the Danville Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Cecil R. Dale, Sr. on March 10, 1993; a brother, Hugh Pennington and two sisters, Addie Pennington and Jane McMullen.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyt and Willene Dale of Plainview, AR and Cecil "Jr. " and Joanne Dale of Danville, AR; five grandchildren, Chris and Steven Dale both of Russellville, AR; Debra Hawkins of Plainview, AR; Ronnie Bradford and Dolores Bye both of Russellville, AR; four great grandchildren and one brother Lloyd Pennington of Perryville, AR.

Funeral service was Monday, November 20 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Earl Lack Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 22, 2000)


Dale, Olive Viola Strait

Mrs. Olive Viola Strait Dale, age 86 years, died at her home in Centerville, September 7, 1954. Mrs. Dale was a daughter of the late P. N. and Olive Whatley Strait, early settlers of Yell County and had lived here her entire life.

Survivors are four sons, Cecil Dale, Danville, Hillie Dale, Centerville, Earnest Dale, Ola and L. P. Dale of Holderville, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Sandlin, Ola; two sisters, Mrs. Huldie George and Mrs. Rusha Petillo, both of Centerville; one brother, Claud Strait, Orlando, Fla.; and Booker Strait of Ola, 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 16, 1954)


Dale, Selma M.

Selma M. Dale, age 71, of Danville, died Friday, July 6, 2001 at Chambers memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born August 30, 1929, in Casa, AR to the late William Franklin and Cora Ethel Jaynes Smith. She was a homemaker, mother, and a member of the Casa Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Love C. Smith and William F. Smith, and a sister, Mildred Mode.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Leo Dale; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis "Jeannie" and Robert Mudd, of Lake Jackson, TX; twin brother and sister-in-law, Sammy Faye and Ruby Lee Smith, of Casa; a sister, Oleta Irene Walker, of North Little Rock, AR; and a granddaughter, Lyndsay Shannon Mudd, of Lake Jackson, TX.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 8, 2001, at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Danville, with burial at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Officiating was Reverend David Hawkins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. 1 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 11, 2001)


Dale, Syble Marie

Syble Marie Dale, age 82, of Ola, AR died Friday, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born October 20, 1922 in Ola to the late Reece Euel and Iva Lou (Dicks) Floyd. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dale; infant sister, Faye Floyd and a brother, George Odell Floyd.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry George of Ft. Worth, TX and Bill Dale of San Francisco, CA; three daughters, Betty Bly of Ola, AR, Patsy Heflin of Dardanelle, AR and Terri Dale of Ft. Worth, TX; a brother, Glen Floyd of Rover, AR; a sister, Ruby Emberson of Ola, AR; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.

Funeral service was Monday at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Denver Robinson and Rev. Bobby Wells officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery at Ola. Pallbearers were Robert George, Jeffery George, Derik Renouf, William Bur field, Forrest Louthan, Martin Mashburn. Honorary were: Philip, Barry and Ritchie Tip-pin, Chris George, Kenneth lvey and D. Bly. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 20, 2005)


Dale, William Selba

Mr. William Selba Dale, age 82, of San Pedro, CA died May 8, 1999. He was born February 28, 1917 to the late Ernest and Maggie Dale of Ola, AR.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Fox Dale.

He is survived by one son and three daughters all of California; one brother, Leo Dale of Danville and one sister, Johnnie Grace Hester of Kentucky.

Graveside service will be May 13, 1999 at San Pedro, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 1999)


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