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Dow, Ethelyn (Lane)

Ethelyn Lane Dow, age 88, of Danville passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Hospice Home Care Inpatient Facility in Little Rock after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County, born February 19, 1924 in the Cedar Creek community to Tommie and Grace Martin Lane. Mrs. Dow was employed by the ASCS (now Farm Services Agency) for 43 years, proudly serving the famers of Yell County. Throughout her adult life, she was an active supporter and participant in various professional, community and church organizations, often assuming roles of responsibility. She was an active member of the Danville United Methodist Church, was a member of United Methodist Women for more the 50 years, attended the Sarah Freeman Sunday School class and served on numerous committees. Mrs. Dow was a member of the Order of Easter Star for more than 50 years and was an active member of the Ola Chapter #386 at the time of her death. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Yell County Cancer Board. During her working career, she was an active participant in the Business and Professional Women's Organization, being named the woman of the year in 1980. She gave selflessly of her time and talents for family, friends or anyone in need and was a humble servant in all areas of her life. Her caretaking will be greatly missed. Mrs.

Dow was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Roy Dow; her parents; her brother, Richard Lane, and her niece, Selena Kitchens.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen and Robert Forrest, Sr.; her grandson, Robert Forrest, Jr. "Bob" all of Little Rock. She is also survived by 4 nieces, Sharon Harp and Lana Davis of Morrilton, Ada Sue Smith of Dardanelle, Rosa Mae Toenjes of Cuero, Texas and 4 nephews, Tommy Lane and Larry Lane of Havana, C.L. Smith of Little Rock and Jerry Smith of Danville and many great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service was August 10, 2012 at the Danville United Methodist Church with Reverend Tom Sullinger presiding. Burial was at Russell Cemetery. Active pallbearers were great nephews, Mark Lane, Jason Smith, Kenny Lane, Tommy Dale Lane, Bobby Ray Lane, Adam Davis, Richie Spivey, Gary Wayne Kitchens and Stephen Kitchens. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Sarah Freeman Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to the Danville United Methodist Church PO Box 729 Danville, AR. 72833, the American Cancer Society 901 N, University Ave. Little Rock, AR. 72207 or a charity of choice. 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 Aug 15, 2012)

Dow, Ethelyn (Lane)

Ethelyn Dow, age 88, of Danville, AR passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 in Little Rock, AR.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Danville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Russell Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 8, 2012)

Dow, Jerome L.

Jerome L. Dow, 75, died at his home in Danville Saturday, August 30, 1947 of a heart attack. He was born August 30, 1872 in Charles City, Iowa and Moved to Arkansas in 1909. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 11, 1947)


Dowdy, Joe

Joe Dowdy, 65, of Russellville, died Saturday, October 23, 2004 at his home. The son of the late Monroe and Jewel (Hughes) Dowdy, he was born September 8, 1939, in Russellville. He married Dorthyelene Dixon on September 8, 1956 at Russellville. He served in the U. S. National Guard and was a heavy equipment operator during his working life. He was a member of the Damacus Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorthyelene; five daughters, Debra Persons and husband, Jerry of Dardanelle; Sheila Hilburn of Dardanelle, Kathy Chisum, Russellville, Freda Denney and husband, Kenny, Brenda Odgers and husband, John all of Russellville; five grand children Stacy Nason, Tesia Chisum, Joseph Dale, Daniel Denney, Keith Parsons; five great grandchildren Erica Dale, Thomas Dale, Sarah and Anna Dale and Joseph Dale; two sisters Ellen Hurst and husband, Bobby of Moreland and Ruby Secrest of Russellville; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, October 27 at Humphrey Chapel. Reverend Ronnie Birge and Reverend Wilma Whorton will officiate. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004)


Dowdy, Morton Thomas

Dowdy, Morton Thomas - Services will be held Saturday in Hopson Chapel for Mr. Dowdy, 79, retired building contractor and 21 year resident of Bakersfield. The Reverend Charles Opie will direct the services at 10:30 a.m. and burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Born in Clinton, Ind. in 1863, Mr. Dowdy, 2304 Niles Street, Bakersfield, leaves a nephew, Irvin(sp?) J. Dowdy, of bakersfield, two brothers, Orren A. Dowdy, of Pittsburgh, and Everett Dowdy, of Clinton, Ind.; and one sister, Orpha Koenig, of Chicago. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Bakersfield Californian Newspaper, Bakersfield, California, Obituary was published on Sept 9, 1941, pg. 15)

Dowdy, Mr. D.D.

Mr. D.D. Dowdy, who made his home near Danville in a small house provided by Carl Moudy in his yard died Sunday and was buried Tuesday in Prairie Creek cemetery with services by Rev. F.M. Tollison. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1941)

Dowdy, Roy Dean

Roy Dean Dowdy, age 66, of Russellville died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Russellville. He was born August 21, 1944 at Earlimart, California to the late John B. and Ollie B. Williams Dowdy. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Vada Faye Dowdy of Russellville; two daughters, Laura A. & Roger Bailey of Durham, NC, Brenda J. Linton of Russellville; a son, Randy Dowdy of Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Shirley & Frank Groom and Lonetta White all of Bristow, Oklahoma; six grand- children and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were May 7, 2011 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Russellville with Larry Pettus officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 11, 2011) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 11 May 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Dowdy, Ruth Carmon

Mrs. Ruth Carmon Dowdy, aged 61, a lifelong resident of Yell County, died Saturday at a hospital in Bristow. Okla. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Dowdy; one daughter, Mrs. Everett Lyon and granddaughter, Myra Jane Lyon, Danville Rt. 1; her mother, Mrs. Bell Hagood, Danville Rt. 1. Two sisters, Mrs. L. T. Hancock, Danville, Rt, 1 and Mrs. JohnTubbs of California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 12, 1958)


Downen, Thad

A former Yell County man, Thad Downen, age 71, of Sheridan died near England, Sunday October 12, 1958 in an automobile accident. Mr. Downen was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Downen; one son, Howard Downen of Sheridan; two daughters, Mrs. Lethal Branson and Mrs. Sonnie Garrison of Little Rock; one brother, J. W. Downen of Dumas; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Blagg of Lamont, Calif. Mrs. Gracie Huff of Waldron and Mrs. Claudia Daugherty of San Antonio, Tex. and ten grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas- Originally published on Thursday, October 30, 1958)


Doyle, Luther Leroy

Luther Leroy Doyle, 67 of Rover, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Rover, Arkansas. Born December 16, 1942 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Luther Persh-ing and Margie Marie Dickson Doyle. He retired from the Army with the rank of Major and was a graduate from the University of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Kinga Maria Doyle.

Survivors include his son, Luther R. Doyle of Arizona; two sisters, Vickie Doyle of Imperial, CA, Joyce Krause of Honolulu, HA; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Monday, January 18, 2010 at Light House Christian Center in Rover with Rev. Dan Oslin officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 20, 2010)


Drager, Mary "Ruth" Belle Holliday

Mary "Ruth" Belle Holliday Drager, age 88 of Danville, died Monday, November 6, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Xenia, OH on September 17, 1918 to Milton Howard and Amy Louella Grooms Hilderbrand. She was the youngest of 10 children. All of her other siblings have preceded her in death. She was of the Nazerene Faith, a mother, and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Holliday and Art Drager; a son, Robert Holliday; and two daughters, Wanda Sue Holliday and Carol Stewart.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Yvonne Holliday of Rush County, Indiana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Richard Milligan of Mena, Beverly and Warren Pickens of Chickalah Mt. and Kim Holliday of Albuquerque, NM; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, November 9, 2006 at noon at Pine Crest Memorial Park in Mena. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2006)


Drain, Louise Bertha

Louise Bertha Drain, age 75, of Star Route, Plainview died early Saturday morning, April 5, 1986 at her home in Carter Cove Community. Mrs. Drain was a native of Rose Dale, Kansas, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks; she was a housewife and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, William Drain of the home, two sons, Robert Drain of Richmond, CA and James Drain of Plainview. Also eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held April 8 (today) in Burlington, Iowa. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Drain, Louise Bertha

Louise Bertha Drain, age 75, of Star Route, Plainview died early Saturday morning, April 5, 1986 at her home in Carter Cove Community. Mrs. Drain was a native of Rose Dale, Kansas, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks; she was a housewife and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, William Drain of the home, two sons, Robert Drain of Richmond, CA and James Drain of Plainview. Also eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held April 8 (today) in Burlington, Iowa. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 4-9-1986)


Drain, William "Ike"

Mr. William "Ike" Drain, age 90 of Danville, IA died Thursday, December 17th, 1998 at his home. He was a former resident of Plainview, AR, a son of Marvin H. and Jessie Henderson Drain. He was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union, a member of the Teamster Union and a member of Farm Bureau. He retired in 1964.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise B. Hick Drain in 1986; his parents; three sons; two grandchildren; six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Basket of Peoria, IL and his companion of 10 years, Youtha Graham.

Funeral service was December 21, 1998 at the Lunning Chapel with Pastor Maurice Moore officiating. Interment was in Burlington Memorial Cemetery in Burlington, IA. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 1998)


Drake, Effie

Mrs. Effie Drake, age 77, of Russellville died Wednesday, December 4, 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Merryfield of Russellville.

Funeral arrangements will be by Smith Funeral Chapel at Anadarko,. Okla. Local arrangements were by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Drew, Flora N.

Flora N. Drew, age 91 of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Saint Josephs Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs. She was born February 27, 1918 in Canada to the late David and Sara Jane Carver.

She is preceded in death by a son, Deward R. Noble, Sr.; two grandsons, Steven and Karl Ray Noble.

Survivors include her grandson, Deward R. Noble II; granddaughter, Rhonda Hall of Hot Springs Village; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 8, 2009)


Drewry, Leroy

Leroy Drewry, age 79 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Conway Regional Health System. He was born July 20, 1930 at Paris to the late Roy and Isa Parsons Drewry. He was a member of the Chickalah Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mildred Carter; a brother, Bob Gatlin and a great-grandson, Canyon Steele Drewry.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Drewry of Dardanelle; two sons, Don Drewry and Roy Drewry both of Dardanelle; sisters, Elemeda Cleveland, Laverne Ward of Dardanelle; brother, Charles Gatlin of Harrison; three grandchildren, Tammie Drewry of Russellville, Brad Drewry and Brent Drewry of Dardanelle; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Keagan Thorpe, Landon and Dallen Drewry all of Dardanelle.

Funeral services were Monday, March 8, 2010 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Gene Littleton officiating. Burial was in Dacus Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010)


Duggar, Herman Nathaniel

Herman Nathaniel Duggar, age 85 of Plainview, died January 26, 2010 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born May 13, 1924 in Ola, AR to the late Ollin and Delia Patterson Duggar. He was a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church for 61 years, Deacon for 57 years and a member of Fisher-Law Mason Lodge 8525, Plainview, for 59 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Duggar.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruby Jewel Bull Dug gar; son, David Duggar; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Donald Walker of Ola; brother, Jessie Duggar of Delaware; sisters, Lorene Walston of Mena, Louise May of Visalia, CA; grandchildren, Adam Duggar of Coal City, IL, Tiffany and Char lie Watkins and Whitney Walker of Ola; great-grandchildren, Eli Whitworth, Jakayla Walker, Zayne Paul Watkins, all of Ola.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Monroe Hunt and Rev. Donald Walker officiating. Masonic Rites were at the church. Burial was in Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers were Monty Hunt, Bruce Jackson, Josh Crites, Doug Forrest, Donnie Burnham, and Joe Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers were Deacons of the Plainview First Baptist Church and Men's Bible Class. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 3, 2010)


Duggar, Ruby Jewell (Bull)

Ruby Jewell Duggar, age 88, of Plainview passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home. She was born July 14, 1925 in Belleville, Arkansas to the late James A. & Maudie Black Bull. She was a homemaker and a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church since 1959. She loved making quilts, yard selling and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Duggar; parents; brothers, Raymond Bull, Everett Bull, Clyde Bull and Othel Bull; sisters Bertha Burrows, Wilma Sue Bull and Lena Ramey.

Survivors include her son David Duggar of Pine Bluff; daughter & son-in-law Susan & Donald Walker of Ola; grandchildren Adam Duggar of Ola; Tiffany & Charlie Watkins of Ola; Whitney & James Giles of Willingboro, New Jersey; Great-grandchildren, Elijah Whitworth of Ola; Zayne and Faithlyn Watkins of Ola; Jakayla Walker and Janiyah Giles of Willingboro, New Jersey.

Funeral service was Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Plainview First Baptist Church with Bro. Monroe Hunt, Bro. Donald Walker and Bro. Hayden Hendrix officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers include Adam Duggar, Charlie Watkins, Charley Watkins, Bruce Johnson, Bryan Robinson, Elijah Whitworth, Justin Jackson and Matthew Jackson. Honorary pallbearer was be Zayne Watkins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 7, 2013)

Duggar, Ruby Jewell (Bull)

Ruby Jewell Duggar, age 88, of Plainview passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home. She was born July 14, 1925 in Belleville, Arkansas to the late James A. & Maudie Black Bull. She was a homemaker and a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church since 1959. She loved making quilts, yard selling and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Duggar; parents; brothers, Raymond Bull, Everett Bull, Clyde Bull and Othel Bull; sisters Bertha Burrows, Wilma Sue Bull and Lena Ramey.

Survivors include her son David Duggar of Pine Bluff; daughter & son-in-law Susan & Donald Walker of Ola; grandchildren Adam Duggar of Ola; Tiffany & Charlie Watkins of Ola; Whitney & James Giles of Willingboro, New Jersey; Great-grandchildren, Elijah Whitworth of Ola; Zayne and Faithlyn Watkins of Ola; Jakayla Walker and Janiyah Giles of Willingboro, New Jersey.

Funeral service was Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Plainview First Baptist Church with Bro. Monroe Hunt, Bro. Donald Walker and Bro. Hayden Hendrix officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers include Adam Duggar, Charlie Watkins, Charley Watkins, Bruce Johnson, Bryan Robinson, Elijah Whitworth, Justin Jackson and Matthew Jackson. Honorary pallbearer was be Zayne Watkins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 7, 2013)

Dugger, Ruby Nell (Roberts)

Ruby Nell Geurian Dugger, 88, of Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Dardanelle, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at her home. She was born December 10, 1922 at Dardanelle, Arkansas to the late Fleming and Sarah Adcock Roberts. She was of the Presbyterian faith and was retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. and had also worked at Bell South in Overland Park, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gus Geurian and her second husband, C. Leo Dugger; one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include one son Gus Geurian (Meriam) of Paducah, Kentucky; one step son, Doug Dugger (Joyce) of Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Junior Roberts and J. D. Roberts both of Dardanelle, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was Monday at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements By Cornwell 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 Sep 28, 2011)

Duke, Delena (McBride) Gant

Delena Gant Duke of Magnolia, AR was called home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Alma McBride of Havana, AR, three brothers, Robert Dodd, Guinn McBride, and LaWayne McBride, her first husband Hilton Gant of Nashville, AR, second husband Albert Duke of Magnolia, AR, and her son Kevin Gant of Nashville.

Her survivors include her sister Dolores McBride, son Keith Gant (Janet), grandchildren Matthew Gant (Adele) and Rachel Gant Newman (Paul), great grandchildren Serenity and Keegan Gant and Charlee Newman, and a number of nephews and nieces, step-sons and step-grandchildren. Delena was born in Havana, AR on December 31, 1926. As a teenager she was crowned queen of Yell County. She graduated from Havana High School in 1945 and was class valedictorian. Immediately after graduation she went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the summer across the street from the White House. In 1949 she graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She then taught Home Economics at Mansfield High School until her marriage to Hilton Gant of Greenwood in 1950. They settled in Nashville, AR where she lived through 1984. In all their years together they never once spoke an unkind word or with a raised voice to each other. God was always the center of her life. In her 35 years at Nashville she was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, where she was extremely active and hard-working in the children's Bible school program as a teacher and supervisor. Future preachers, missionaries, and elders heard many Bible stories as children at her feet. She was also a popular speaker at area-wide teacher training workshops. In 1980-81 Delena exhibited great faith and strength when, over about a year's time, she had to face the loss of her mother, father, younger son, and husband. In 1984 she married Albert Duke and moved to Magnolia, where she spent her remaining years. There she was a member of the Jackson St. Church of Christ, where she was well known and loved as a friend and helper to many who were less fortunate or in need. She was also a generous supporter of good works; many orphans, starving children, and missionaries were blessed by her. All who knew her remember her as being so full of life and friendliness, yet with a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed but forever remembered.

Visitation was held from 5-8 PM Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Jackson St. Church of Christ with Brian Mickey officiating. A graveside service was followed at 4:30 pm at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to: Children's Home of Paragould, 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450. Sign our online registry at www.baileyfuneralhome.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 8, 2014)

Duke, Delena (McBride) Gant

Delena Gant Duke of Magnolia, AR was called home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Alma McBride of Havana, AR, three brothers, Robert Dodd, Guinn McBride, and LaWayne McBride, her first husband Hilton Gant of Nashville, AR, second husband Albert Duke of Magnolia, AR, and her son Kevin Gant of Nashville.

Her survivors include her sister Dolores McBride, son Keith Gant (Janet), grandchildren Matthew Gant (Adele) and Rachel Gant Newman (Paul), great grandchildren Serenity and Keegan Gant and Charlee Newman, and a number of nephews and nieces, step-sons and step-grandchildren. Delena was born in Havana, AR on December 31, 1926. As a teenager she was crowned queen of Yell County. She graduated from Havana High School in 1945 and was class valedictorian. Immediately after graduation she went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the summer across the street from the White House. In 1949 she graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She then taught Home Economics at Mansfield High School until her marriage to Hilton Gant of Greenwood in 1950. They settled in Nashville, AR where she lived through 1984. In all their years together they never once spoke an unkind word or with a raised voice to each other. God was always the center of her life. In her 35 years at Nashville she was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, where she was extremely active and hard-working in the children's Bible school program as a teacher and supervisor. Future preachers, missionaries, and elders heard many Bible stories as children at her feet. She was also a popular speaker at area-wide teacher training workshops. In 1980-81 Delena exhibited great faith and strength when, over about a year's time, she had to face the loss of her mother, father, younger son, and husband. In 1984 she married Albert Duke and moved to Magnolia, where she spent her remaining years. There she was a member of the Jackson St. Church of Christ, where she was well known and loved as a friend and helper to many who were less fortunate or in need. She was also a generous supporter of good works; many orphans, starving children, and missionaries were blessed by her. All who knew her remember her as being so full of life and friendliness, yet with a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed but forever remembered.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Jackson St. Church of Christ with Brian Mickey officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4:30 pm at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in 2014 on Line @ www.findagrave.com. )

Duke, James Thomas

James Thomas Duke, age 70 of Danville, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born April 11, 1940 in Little Rock, AR to the late James Cecil and Lillian Bernice Walter Duke.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Carolyn Sue Duke.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Duke; daughters, Sherry, Charlotte, Dorothy and Donna; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers, including Tom Hall all from Arkansas.

Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010)


Duke, John P.

John P. Duke was born in 1872 and died March 25, 1952 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ward at Waltreak.

He is survived by several nephews and nieces and a host of friends. He was a life resident of Waltreak. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 3, 1952)


Duke, Wilburn Zeno

Wilburn Zeno Duke- Services for William Zeno Duke, age 72, of 1424 E. 78th Street, Los Angeles, were held last Tuesday in Huntington Park, Calif. A native of Yell County, Mr. Duke moved to the southeast district 19 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; a son Orval, of Huntington Park; a stepson, Vernon Tyler of Los Angeles; three daughters, Mrs. Flora Courtney of Arkansas; Mrs. Lucille Camp of Washington; Mrs. Imogene Miller of Huntington Park; a stepdaughter of Huntington Park, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1955)


Dumas, Kenneth Wayne

March 1, 1962 - August 3, 2012 Kenneth Wayne Dumas of El Dorado went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the age of 50. He was born March 1, 1962 in El Dorado, AR to Ralph and Patricia Ann (Cassity) Dumas. Kenneth was a Purchasing Manager for Graphic Packaging International in West Monroe. He was also of the Church of Christ Faith. Kenneth loved the outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, going to the lake or volunteering with the Boy Scouts. But his greatest joy came from spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his girls at the ballet recitals. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 28 yrs, Sharon Lynn Dumas of El Dorado, AR; one son, Justin Tyler Dumas of El Dorado, AR; two daughters, Kimberly Michelle Growns and husband, Kevin Michael of Star City, AR; Emily Nicole Dumas of El Dorado, AR; his mother, Patricia Ann Floyd and husband, John of El Dorado, AR; one sister, Devona Sue Garris and husband, Paul David of Magnolia, AR; two step brothers, Chris Floyd and wife, Dana of Benton, AR and Jason Floyd of El Dorado, AR; one step sister, Melanie Glover of Benton, AR; sister in law, Kathy Tighe of El Dorado, AR; brother in law, Victor Childs and wife, Debbie of El Dorado, AR; three nieces, Megan Elizabeth Garris of Magnolia, AR; Nina Tighe of El Dorado, AR; Carrigan Floyd of Benton, AR; two nephews, David Tighe of El Dorado, AR; Corbin Floyd of Benton, AR; three aunts, Sharon Gililland and husband, Don of Danville, AR; Deborah Darbee and husband, Kevin of Havana, AR; Gail Cassity of Havana, AR; four uncles, Eddie Dumas and wife, Lonez of El Dorado, AR; Bob Cassity of Waveland, AR; Bill Cassity and wife, Carmen of Springfield, VA; Doyle Cassity and wife, Lisa of Angleton, TX; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from Thursday evening 7-9 pm at Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 10, 2012 at College Avenue Church of Christ with David Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR. Pallbearers will be Steve Craig, Steve Bell, Steve Defee, Eddie Bobo, Craig Jones, Homer Newton, Cliff Vick, Ben Hastings. Sign our online registry at www.baileyfuneralhome.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Aug 14, 2012, on-line @ www.baileyfuneralhome.net)

Dunahay-Cox, Lavergne "Dixie"

Lavergne "Dixie" Dunahay-Cox, age 45 of Russellville, AR died Friday, July 9, 1999. She was born September 25, 1953 in Grossepoint, Michigan to the late Albert D. Dunahay. She was a veteran specialist for the United States Government and an Army Veteran.

Survivors are two sons, Heath Ashley Ivie of San Diego, CA and James A. Latour IV of Saranac Lake, New York; one daughter, Jacque Latour of Saranac Lake, NY; her mother, Geneva T. Dunahay of Tuckerman, AR; a half-sister, Phyllis Patton of Belleville, AR; a nephew, Mike Patton of Belleville and one great niece, Madison Patton of Belleville, AR. The body was cremated.

Memorial services to be announced. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 21, 1999)


Dunahay-Cox, Lavergne "Dixie"

Lavergne "Dixie" Dunahay-Cox, age 45, of Russellville, AR died Friday, July 16, 1999 at her home in Russellville, AR. She was born September 25, 1953 in Grossepoint, Michigan to the late Albert D. Dunahay and Geneva "Babe" Thrash Dunahay. She was a veteran specialist for the United States Government, an Army Veteran and a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Belleville, AR.

Survivors include two sons, Heath Ashley Ivie of San Diego, CA and James A. Latour of Saranac Lake, NY; a daughter, Jacque Latour of Saranac Lake, NY; her mother, Geneva "Babe" Dunahay of Tuckerman, AR; a half sister and her husband, Phyllis and Harlon Patton of Belleville, AR; a nephew and his wife, Mike and Juanita Patton of Belleville and one great-niece, Madison Patton of Belleville, AR.

A memorial service was held July 27, 1999 at the First Baptist Church in Tuckerman, AR with Rev. Derek Combs officiating. Her ashes were buried in the Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 28, 1999)


Dunbar, Lois L.

Lois L. Dunbar, age 81, of Plainview, AR died Friday, December 24, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born May 20, 1918 in Clark, Nebraska to the late Charles and Fay Carson Lane. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gateley Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by, her first husband, Orville Hatcher, her second husband, Oscar Dunbar and two children, Orville Hatcher and Betty Joann Hatcher. Survivors, one son, Ralph Hatcher of Peoria, IL; four daughters, Lavetah Bishop of San Antonio, TX, Helen Bolander of Peoria, IL, Millie Matthews of San Antonio, TX and Mary Bock of Plainview, AR; two step-sons, Darrell Dunbar of Muskogee, OK and Dale Dunbar; one stepdaughter, Arlene DeBlanc of Crowley, LA; three brothers, Chuck Lane of Salt Lake City, UT, Ralph Lane of Missouri Valley, IA, and Billy Don Lane of Denver, CO; one sister, Lavetah Bertleson of Earling, IA; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service was December 28 at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria, IL with Rev. Gary Watkins officiating. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 1999)


Duncan, Bobby Joe

Funeral services with military honors for Bobby Joe Duncan of near Belleville were held August 6 in Danville Methodist church with Rev. C. Houston Farmer officiating.

Burial was in the New Danville Cemetery. He was a disabled veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Korean Service Medal with eight bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the Koran President's Unit Citation and the Combat Infantryman's Badge First Class.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, William Robert and Bobby Wayne Duncan of the home; a brother, Sgt Bill Duncan with the Air Force in Illinois; and four sisters, Mrs. Reba Womack of Missouri, Mrs. Shine Barnett of Texas, Mrs. Lorene Heron of Oklahoma and Mrs. Mary Jane. [transcriber's note: His headstone provides a death date of August. 6, 1965 and his obituary provides a burial date of August. 6, 1965. I don't know the reason for his death and burial being on the same date and wonder if this might be a typo in his obituary text.] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1965)

Duncan, Bobby Joe

Bobby Joe Duncan, 42, was found dead in his home on Spring Creek near Danville at about noon Wednesday. His son, Bobby Wayne, 6, found him in the floor in a bedroom and said that he had fallen off the bed, where he had been reading. Another son, Billy Bob, 8, was playing at a neighbors at the time, but also said that his daddy had been reading in bed about an hour before. Sheriff Herman McCormick was called by Mrs. H. York after the boys told her about Duncan's condition. A doctor was also called and pronounced him dead. Sheriff Herman McCormick said a coroner's jury declared death due to unknown causes at about 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul or Aug 1965)

Duncan, Dellah (Hutchins) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Dellah Hutchins Duncan died at her home in Oklahoma City on August 17th after a lingering illness. She was the widow of J. J. Duncan and a native of Danville.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lillie D. Loveall and one great grandson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1963)

Duncan, Dellah (Hutchins) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Dellah Hutchins Duncan died at her home in Oklahoma City on August 17th after a lingering illness. She was the widow of J. J. Duncan and a native of Danville.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lillie D. Loveall and one great grandson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1963)

Duncan, Evelyn (Flewellen) Young

Evelyn Young Duncan, age 84, of Rural Route Plainview died Monday, October 19, 2015, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born December 1, 1930, on Brush Creek in Perry County to Curtis and Helen Lyon Flewellen. She attended Nimrod Baptist Church and Centerville Assembly of God. She was a member of the Perryville Eastern Star, the Perry County Cattleman's Association and a board member of the Perry County Farm Bureau.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert J. Young; a son, James Russell Young; three brothers John, Ollie and Wayne Flewellen; four sisters, Willie Mae Foster, Rubye Etzberger, Imogene James and Joyce Hubbard.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell George Duncan; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Young of Birta; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Charles Wilbanks of Dover; a daughter-in-law, June Young of Bismarck; a brother, Jessie Flewellen of Lodi, California; two sisters, Ruth Campbell of Benton and Lorene Melton of Perryville; four grandchildren, Dave Tallent, Kathy Turner, Clay Young and Adam Young; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Nimrod Baptist Church at Nimrod with Brother Mike Hairston officiating and burial in Nimrod Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Steve Woods, Terry Parker, Mike Bruck, Art Gibbons, Clifford Wayne Foster and Chad Turner. Honorary pallbearers are grandson, Dave Tallent; and nephews, Tim Bruck, Joe Bruck and Terry Etzberger. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church on Thursday. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 28, 2015)

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