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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, 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)

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)

Crites, Clarence

Clarence Crites, 94, of Russellville, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at Legacy Heights Nursing Center. He was born November 7, 1919, in Plainview, son of the late W.R. and Ida Mae Mullins Crites. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a man of God, and of the Assembly of God faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mamie Inez Bryant Crites; and a daughter, Nina Ruth Crites Nelson.

He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Bunton; 2 granddaughters, Angela and husband Larry Hartwick, and Marcella Faye and husband Douglas Martin; grandson, Michael Bunton; 4 great-grandsons, Brandon Bunton, Eric Huihui, Dustin Martin and Dusty Martin; 4 great-granddaughters, Ruth Ann Blyther, Tesha Omar, Alesha Webb and Carol Sides; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial was at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 20, at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview with Bro. Larry Hartwick officiating under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation was from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, at Lemley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Clarence Crites Memorial Fund c/o Lemley Funeral Service, P.O. Box 126, Atkins, AR 72823. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 26, 2014)

Crites, Hubert J. Buddy

Hubert J. Buddy Crites, age 71, of Plainview, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday. (2-17-1988)

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at Plainview. First Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Home, Russellville.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Martha Crites; three sons, James Crites; Jackie Crites and Jeff Crites, all of Plainview; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Boggs of Plainview; his father, Herschel Crites of Danville; four brothers, Johnny Crites and Pete Crites, both of North Little Rock, Joe Crites of Dardanelle and Eugene Crites of Sharon, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Irene Hawkins of Plainview; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/17/1988)


Crites, Ida Mullins

Mrs. Ida Mullins Crites, age 74, wife of W. R. Crites of Dardanelle, died last Monday at her home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Other survivors include three sons, Clarence Crites of Dardanelle, Floyd Crites of Modesto, Calif. and Leland Crites of Winters, Calif. four daughters, Mrs. Olga Smith of Plainview, Mrs. Charlie McClure of Ola, Mrs. Levi Norris of Dardanelle and Mrs. Roy Stone of Dover; three brothers, Elmer, Ed and Ted Mullins of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Turner of Texas and Mrs. Addie Brown of California; 30 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 23, 1959)


Crites, Jackie B.

Jackie B. Crites, age 60, of the Gilkey Community passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born January 26, 1952 in Danville, Arkansas to the late Hubert "Buddy" & Martha Mae Mitchell Crites. He was a Security Guard at Wayne Farms. He was a member of the Branded by Christ Cowboy Church. Preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include wife Joyce Brown Crites; sons, Jay & Angela Brown of Fort Smith and Gary Brown & fianc e Deborah of Cater Cove; daughters, Angela & Greg Hammet of South Carolina and Lori Tayna Crites of Belleville; sister Judy & Eddie Boggs of Ola; brothers James & Susie Crites of Gilkey Community and Jeff & Teresa Crites of Greenbrier; brothers-in-law, Terry Brown and Larry Brown of Plainview; sister-in-law Louanne Fournier of New Hampshire; mother-in-law Lucille Brown of Plainview; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was March 27, 2012 at New Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Josh Crites officiating. Arrangements are 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 Mar 28, 2012)

Crites, Joe Gillum

Joe Gillum Crites, age 75, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, January 30, 2001. He was born April 18, 1925 in Rover, AR, the son of the late Hershel and Myrtle Short Crites. He was a retired bus driver and custodian for the Dardanelle schools.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Johnny, Gene and Buddy Crites and two sisters, Docie Crites and Minnie Jones and a granddaughter, Dana Sue Crites.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barnez Westcott Crites; his children, Larry Betty Crites of Dardanelle, AR, Joe Dennis & Jeanie Crites of Dardanelle, AR, Randy Crites of Rover, AR and Becky & David Wilson of Ashdown, AR; a brother, Pete Crites of Little Rock, AR; a sister, Irene Hawkins of Plainview, AR; grandchildren, Ricky & Angie Crites, Larry Wayne Crites, Brent & Robin Haggard, Brenda Crites, Justin JT Crites, Kristy Crites, Matt, Brandy & Darcy Wilson and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was February 2 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Thomas M. McElmurry officiating. Burial was at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging Hospice, 103 West Parkway, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 7, 2001)


Crites, Joseph T.

Crites, WYC Graduate Dies in Accident - Joseph T. Crites (JT.), age 21, of Havana, was killed on Saturday afternoon, April 24m in Russellville in a motorcycle accident. Crites was a 2006 graduate of Western Yell County High School. His mother, Sherry Albright, lives in Waveland and his father, Randy Crites, lives in Plainview.

According to the accident report by Russellville Police Officer Phillip Baker, Crites was northbound on a 2008 Honda CBR Motorcycle on State Hwy. 7/North Arkansas Aye., approaching its intersection with Shiloh Road. According to eye-witnesses, Crites began to lose control on his back wheel when he attempted to land the front tire back on the roadway. The motorcycle left the right side of the road, went into a ditch and became airborne, at which time Crites was thrown off the motorcycle, according to Officer Baker. He then struck the passenger side door of a parked Dodge pickup on North Arkansas Avenue resulting in severe injuries to his head. The motorcycle continued over 500 feet, striking a utility pole, a gas light, and a gas meter. Pope County EMS transported Crites to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Crites was wearing a helmet.

Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, April 28, at 10 a. m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Simmons officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery. See full obituary this issue (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)


Crites, Joseph Thomas "J. T."

Joseph Thomas "J. T." Crites, age 21 of Havana, AR died Saturday, April 24th, 2010 in Russellville, AR. He was born June 19, 1988 in Dardanelle, AR to Randy Alan Crites and Sherry Ann Jestice Albright.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dewitt Jestice and Joe Crites.

Survivors include his father, Randy Crites of Plainview, AR; mother and step-father Sherry & Aaron Albright of Waveland, AR; brother & fiancee Justin Crites and Melissa Leach of Hope; sisters, Kristy Crites of Crow Mountain and Shelby Albright of Waveland; nephews Michael and Gabriel Crites of Hope; grandmothers, Barnez Crites of Dardanelle, AR and Linda Jestice of Waveland; fiancee Lauren Fern Greer of Russellville, also several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be 10 a. m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Simmons officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers include Kelby Barham, Zane Diamond, Clifton Leach, Jeff White, Brad Davis, Mark Schultz and Alex Adams. Honorary pallbearers John Cassidy, Tyler Wilson, Clint Perrigan, Justin Crites, Randy Crites, Aaron Albright and Cody West. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Online guest book at Cornwell Funeral Home.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)


Crites, Mamie Inez

Mamie Inez Crites, 79, of Mills Creek, died Thursday. She was the daughter of the late C. E. and Maggie Bryant off Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Crites; two daughters, Nina Ruth Nelson of Dover and Inez Burton of Mills Creek. Five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Thelma and Ron Wrisinger of Marble Falls; Caroll Lee and Pauline Bryant of Batesville; Willa Jean and Leroy Phillips of Dover; Jim and Ann Bryant of Kingston; and Virginia Bryant of Kingston.

Graveside service at 2 p. m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at New Bethel Cemetery at Kingston. Visitation was on Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Martin Chapel Assembly of God. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 21, 2004)


Crites, Martha Mae

Martha Mae Crites, age 84 of Gilkey Community, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009. She was born May 18, 1924, and was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert (Buddy Crites, two sisters, Nell Chism, and Wilma Inman and her mother, Maud Cole.

She is survived by four children, James and Susie Crites and Jackie and Joyce Crites of the Gilkey Community, Judy and Eddie Boggs of Ola and Jeff and Teresa Crites of Greenbrier; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Graveside services were at New Bethel Cemetery, Plainview, Friday, January 16, 2009 with Bro. Monroe Hunt officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 21, 2009)


Crites, Mildred Inez

Mrs. Mildred Inez Crites of Russellville died today at Stella Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of M. Dain Crites, daughter of the late Roswell and Willie Myrtle Harris Keener, and was a member of Chapter 505, Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Glenn W. Morton of Del Rio, Texas; two stepsons, Charles of Russellville and Bobby Crites of Glenrose, Texas; a stepdaughter, Dana Hudson of Russellville; a brother, John Alba Keener of Russellville; a sister, Lola L. Woods of Siloam Springs, and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Humphrey Chapel by William Roderick. Burial will be in Chickalah Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p. m. Friday at Humphrey Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/25/1984)


Crites, Pete

A country boy all his life, Pete Crites, age 82, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005 and will be committed at a private graveside service near his birth place in Rover, Arkansas today. He was born on April 16, 1922 to Herschel and Myrtle Crites in Yell County.

An unusually quiet and private man, he was nonetheless a devoted and loving human being to his family, friends, pets and surviving spouse, Audrey T. Crites of North Little Rock. He grew up in a large rural family and loved working outdoors, baseball, old cars, flea markets, his small gun collection, Wal-Mart, growing, canning, freezing and cooking his own food, chocolate covered cherries, his gas-powered tiller, animals, especially his dogs and his black cat Tutu. At Christmas he was known for his special fruit-cake and cocoon cookies. In summers he made sure the family was well-stocked with fresh vegetables. Although he would rather have stayed in Yell County, he served with pride and distinction in World War II in the U.S. Army, Company E. 127th Infantry, receiving the Purple Heart when he was wounded at Luzon, Philippines and served the remainder of his tour in the Army of Occupation in Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1949. After the war he worked as a dietetics supervisor in food service at the V.A. Hospital at Fort Roots in North Little Rock until he retired in 1972. His greatest joy was spoiling dogs and children. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Rodney and her spouse Richard of England, Arkansas, one daughter-in-law, Judy Crites of Camden, and six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. He is predeceased by his son Shelby Crites. In mid-life he remarried and gained another family, including two stepdaughters, Gayle Gardner and her spouse Jerry of North Little Rock; Betsy Singleton and her spouse Victor Snyder of Little Rock; and three stepsons, including Jack Singleton and his spouse Carolyn of North Little Rock; Tom Singleton of North Little Rock; and Steve Singleton and his spouse Becky of Mountain Home. The family will be receiving visitors on Thursday, February 24 at the Gardners' home at 310 East "A" Avenue in Park Hill from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published in Feb 2005. )

Crites, William Richard

Funeral for William Richard Crites, 81, of Ola, who died Thursday, was Sunday in the Plainview Assembly of God Church.

Burial was in Rover Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Leland Crites of Winters, Calif., Floyd Crites of Modesto, Calif. and Clarence Crites of RusselIville; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle McClure of Ola, Mrs. Gertie Mae Smith of Dardanelle and Mrs. Floe Norris of Danville; two brothers, Ryan Crites of Smackover and Herschell Crites of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Yates of Perryville and Mrs. Lila Hamilton of Missouri; 34 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1964)

Crone, Ruth Bertha Marcella (Caviness)

Ruth Bertha Marcella "Caviness" Crone, age 83, of Ola died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1930 at Russellville to the late John Williams and Polly Ann King Caviness. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Ola and loved to fish, play bingo, sing karaoke and spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Claudie C. Crone; in laws, Clarence and Orthea Crone; one daughter, Jo Ann Hulburt and a niece, Bonnie Haney.

Survivors include four daughters, Ruthie Cole and husband Everette of Ola, Joyce Williams of Plainview, Janet K. Haney of Ola, Nancy L. Willcutt of Ola; four sons, Larry Crone, Buster Crone, Tony Crone and wife Atlanta, William Crone all of Ola, three sisters, Margarett Kiggins of Dardanelle, Verlene Singleton and Alene Bennett both of California; one brother-in-law, Bobby Crone of California; twenty eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Cremation 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 Feb 5, 2014)

Crone, Tony Lee

Tony Lee Crone age 54 of Ola passed away Wednesday May 28, 2014 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born July 6, 1959 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Claudie Cephas & Ruth Bertha Marcella Caviness Crone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joanne Hurlert.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years Atlanta Crone; son, Timothy Crone of Ola; daughter, Christina Huffman of Ola; grandsons Damian & Adan Huffman; brothers, Larry Crone of Ola, Buster Crone of Ola, William Crone of Ola; sisters Ruthie Cole of Danville; Joyce Williams of Plainview; Janet Haney of Ola; Nancy Wittcutt of Ola; aunt & uncle Margaret & Herman Kiggins of Dardanelle; Bobby Crone of CA; and several nieces & nephews. Memorial date will be set at later date.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 4, 2014)

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