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Eden, Rado Anderson

Mrs. Rado Anderson Eden, age 91, of Danville died Sunday, February 10, 1985, at Yell County Hospital at Danville. She was the widow of Richard Landon Eden, daughter of the late Z. Y. and Martha Housley Anderson, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons, Elmer Eden of Ola, Roy Eden of Plainview and S. R. Eden of Rover; six daughters, Ora Chagnouvich of San Pedro, Calif., Lorene Breashears of Upland, Calif., Edna Blevins of Lodi, Calif., Mary Ray of Danville, Ruby Moss of Fairfield, Calif., and Joyce Perry of Gassville; a brother, Jim Anderson of Rover; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Rover Baptist Church by John McElroy. Burial will be in Hunt Chapel Cemetery at Rover by Humphrey Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Humphrey Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Eden, Rado Anderson

Mrs. Rado Anderson Eden, age 91, at Danville, died Sunday, February 10, at Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was the widow of Richard Landon Eden, daughter of the late Z. Y. and Martha Housley Anderson, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, She was a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons. Elmer Eden of Ola, Roy Eden of Plainview and S. R. Eden of Rover; six daughters, Ora Chagnouvich of San Pedro, CA, Lorene Breashears of Upland, CA, Edna Blevins of Lodi, CA, Mary Ray of Danville, Ruby Moss of Fairfield, CA, and Joyce Perry of Gassville; a brother, Jim Anderson of Rover; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at Rover Baptist Church by John McElroy. Burial was in Hunt Chapel Cemetery at Rover. Grandsons served as active pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, YCR 2-13-1985)


Eden, Rado Anderson (Memory Card)

In Memory Of Rado Anderson Eden

Born July 11, 1893

Died February 10, 1985

Services Tuesday 2:00 P. M. February 12, 1985, Rover Baptist Church

Minister Rev. John McElroy

Interment Hunts Chapel Cemetery

Arrangements By Humphrey Funeral Service (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/10/1985)


Eden, Richard Lee

Richard Lee Eden, age 65, of Ola, AR died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born March 9, 1942 in Plainview to Elmer and Ida Eden. He retired from A. O. Smith in Little Rock after 37 years of service as an Electrician. He has a great passion for gardening, fishing, hunting and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ida Eden.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Amy Eden of Sardis; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Brian Reindl of Fayetteville, AR; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Jo and M. J. Plant of Paron, AR, Beth and Don Buford of Ola, AR; five grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral service was May 1, 2007 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville, AR with Pastor David Downum officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery at Plainview. Pallbearers were Lucky D'Ammico, Cliff Mullins, Mike Mullins, Paul Colston, Wesley Reynolds and Lloyd Beneneld. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 2, 2007)


Eden, Roy Alexander

Roy Alexander Eden, age 90, of Plainview, passed away August 21, 2012 at the Oklahoma V.A. center in Talihina, Oklahoma. Born on July 29, 1922 to Richard Landon and Eldorado "Rado" Anderson Eden at Wing. AR. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1942 until September 1945, was wounded in action on November 24, 1944 in Worm, Germany. He received one Battle Star and the Purple Heart. Preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mertie Jane Fisher Eden; brothers S.R. and Elmer; sisters, Ora, Lorene, Edna and Joyce.

Survivors include sisters, Mary Ellen of Danville, Ruby Nell Moss of California; sons & daughters-in-law, Roy and Carol Eden of DeQueen, Mike & Pat Eden of Danville; grandchildren, Richard Eden of Horatio, LeAnn Eden, Marty Hawkins, Carta Reddin, Gina Ellis, all of Plainview and Yulanda Morrison of Dardanelle; 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service August 23, 2012 at New Bethel Cemetery with Military's Honors and Rev. Michael Ellis 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 Aug 29, 2012)

Eden, Samuel Richard

Samuel Richard Eden, age 72, of Rover, AR died Friday, January 7, 2000 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born March 30, 1928 to the late Landon and Rado Anderson Eden. He was a veteran of WWII and was U. S. Navy retired.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ora Chagnowich, Lorene Breashears and Edna Blevins and one step-son, Billy Potter, Jr.

He is survived by, his wife, Reta Charmasson Eden of the home; one son, Mike Eden of Danville, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ritchie Tippin of Ola, AR; three stepdaughters, Stacie LeMaster of Plainview, AR, LeNita Denney of New Orleans, LA and Kelly Millwood of London; two brothers, Elmer Eden of Ola, AR and Roy Eden of Plainview, AR; three sisters, Mary E. Ray of Danville, AR, Ruby Moss of Fairfield, CA and Joyce Perry of Gassville, AR; two children; nine step-children and three step-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was Monday at the Rover Baptist Church with burial in the Hunt's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Pallbearers were, Bob Anderson, Reno Romain, John Fox, John Overfelt, Larry Newland and Willie Davie. Honorary were, J. B. Harlan and John D. Anderson. Services under the directions of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 12, 2000)


Eden, Teresa

Mrs. Teresa Eden of Plainview died today (Oct. 10, 1986) at Little Rock. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/31/1986)


Eden, Teresa Sauliner

Mrs. Teresa Sauliner Eden, age 55, of Rover died Friday, October 31, 1986 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. She was a native of Rhode Island, a housewife and mother and the daughter of the late Moses and Margaret Sauliner.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel R. Eden; a son, Michael D. Eden; a daughter, Gail Tippins of Ola, and three sisters, Jean Valderoma of Tennessee, Helen Parrish of Virginia and Margaret Jaworski of Florida and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Rover Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Miles. Burial will be at Rover Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 Sunday at the Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Eden, Theresa Sauliner

Mrs. Theresa Sauliner Eden, age 55, of Rover died Friday, October 31, 1986, at the St. Vincents Hospital in Little Rock. She was a native of Rhoade Island, a housewife and mother and the daughter of the late Moses and Margaret Sauliner.

Survivors include her husband Samuel R. Eden, one son Michael D. Eden of Dardanelle, and one daughter Mrs. Gail Tippin of Ola. Three sisters Jean Valderama of Tennessee, Helen Parrish of Virginia, and Margaret Jaworski of Florida and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Rover Baptist Church with the Rev. Calude Miles officiating. Interment will be in the Rover Cemetery. Arrangements and services are in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 10/31/86)


Eden, Theresa Sauliner (Memory Card)

IN MEMORY OF Theresa Sauliner Eden

DATE OF DEATH October 31, 1986

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE Monday, November 3, 1986, 2:00 P. M., Rover Baptist Church, Rover, Arkansas

OFFICIATING Rev. Claude Miles

FINAL RESTING PLACE Rover Cemetery, Rover, Arkansas

SURVIVORS Husband, 1 Son, 1 Daughter, 3 Sisters, 1 Grandchild

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 10/31/86)


Edgerley, Robert Doeg

DARDANELLE - Robert Doeg Edgerley, age 70, of Dardanelle died Sunday, June 29, 1986 at his home. He is a native of New York and a retired engineer with the University of Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Holland Edgerley, two sons, Robert Edgerley of New York and Edward Edgerley of Florida.

The body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Edminster, Daniel J.

Daniel J. Edminster, currently of Port Washington, WI, passed away unexpectedly at Columbia St. Marys Ozaukee Campus in Mequon, WI on Friday evening, July 3, 2009. He was 70 years old. Daniel was born at the family home in New London, WI along with his twin brother David, on December 1, 1938, son of James B. and Wilma C. (nee Bult) Edminster. He received his engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI and became an electrical engineer. On November 27, 1958, he was united in marriage with Carol Mae Ludtke at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London, WI. The couple raised six children together. Dan had worked with many companies in Wisconsin, such as Briggs & Stratton and Doer Electric, but retired as an executive with General Industrial in Bald Knob, AR in 1999. Dan and Carol had lived in many different states, each time returning to Wisconsin. Most recently they had moved to Arkansas in 1995 and returned back home to Wisconsin after Dans retirement. Although he had always been a bit of a work-a-holic, Dan had enjoyed hunting and bowling when he was younger. An avid golfer, he also was quite a handy-man and enjoyed tinkering. Mostly, he just liked to keep busy. His wife and children always held the top spot in his heart, however, no matter how busy he was. Dan is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol, and their six children Debra (William Kratz) Nielsen of Port Washington, Michael (Kimberly) Edminster of Grafton, Margaret (Gary) Dorman of Opp, AL, Lisa (Michael) Lecher of Grafton, William (Julie) Edminster of Appleton and Danyelle (Richard Needham) Edminster of Port Washington. He is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, his sister Janice (Richard) Fritz of New London and his twin brother David (Barbara) Edminster of Havana, AR. Dan is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother James B. Edminster.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 8th at the Eernisse Funeral Home, in Port Washington, WI. Father James Ernster will officiate. Online condolences can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com The family suggests memorials to the National Parkinson Foundation. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009)


Edmonds, Alfred Wheeler

Alfred Wheeler Edmonds, age 82, a retired timberman, died Sunday at his home at Gravelly. He was a native of Grayson, Tex. and had lived at Gravelly for the past 20 years. He was a Methodist.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Edmonds; three sons, Albert Edmonds of Reserve, N. M. John Edmonds of Ola and Jim Edmonds of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Scott of Alpine, Ariz. and Mrs. Carl Riddle of Reserve; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, September 3, 1959)


Edmonds, Anna (Coleman) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Anna Coleman Edmonds, 62, of Venice, CA, died Tuesday, August 23, in her home in Venice. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Edmonds of Venice; two brothers, Jess Coleman of North Little Rock and Elmer Coleman of Upland, CA; two sisters, Selma Clements and Vera Coleman of Bluffton.

Funeral services were Friday morning at 11 a.m. in Pierce Brothers Funeral Chapel, Santa Monica, CA. Interment was in the Woodland Cemetery, Santa Monica, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 31, 1977)

Edmonds, Paul P.

Paul P. Edmonds, age 84, of Danville, AR, formerly of Yellville, AR died Friday, March 30, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born February 19, 1917 in Lynchburg, VA, the son of the late William and Nellie Hartman Edmonds. He was an Army and Navy veteran, retired from Civil Service and was a retired engineer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Edmonds, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Chung Hi Kim Edmonds; four daughters, Rebecca Farr, Richmond, VA, Mary Walters, Lincoln, NE, Chung Himple, Seattle, WA and Minnie Fitzgerald, Danville, AR and six grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery, Belleville with Bro. Harold Walker officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2001)


Edmondson, Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor Edmondson, age 67 of Rover, started her life in Heaven on April 21, 2010. She was a nurse.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Verna Taylor; son, Ronald Lane; daughter, Peggy Milam; brother, Troy Taylor; sister, Ruby Blackmon; grandsons, John and Beau Milam.

Survivors include her fiancee Joseph French of Nimrod; children, Loy Holmes, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Leonard Holmes of La Grange, TX, Donna Smith of Ft. Towson, OK, Lisa McDowell of Texarkana, Leslie Holmes of Odessa, TX; siblings, Betty Roberson of Rover, Ruth Jacobs and Patsy Moore of Broken Bow and Bill Taylor of Waldron, Fred Taylor of Dierks; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Alpin Church of Christ. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)


Edmondson, Opal Brooks

Mrs. Opal Brooks Edmondson age 88, of Batesville, father of Dr. Roger Edmondson of Danville, died Thursday, December 5, 1985.

Survivors also include her husband, Leo Edmondson; two other sons, two daughters, a sister, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral and burial were Saturday at Batesville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Edmondson, Rogers P. (Dr.)

Dr. Rogers P. Edmondson, 78, died Saturday, November 13, 2004, at Botkinburg, AR. He was born in Locust Grove, AR, to Leo and Opal Brooks Edmondson on October 4, 1926. A WWII veteran and a 1951 graduate of UAMS, Dr. Edmondson practiced medicine in Huntsville, Springdale and Danville before his retirement in 1987. As a general practitioner, he served his patients faithfully during a time when one's family physician made house calls, delivered babies, performed surgeries, and took care of general health needs. He served as chief of staff at Springdale Memorial Hospital and Yell County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton. A dedicated Christian for more than 50 years, he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and volunteer missionary in AR, as well as in six different countries. He was compelled to share his faith in Christ with others and served on visitation teams through his local church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Lee Croft Edmondson, his parents and a brother, Gleason Edmondson.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Myra Hatfield Adams Edmondson, a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Ann Edmondson of Ft. Smith, two daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and John Lewis of Benton, Peggy and Mark Tetley of Deerfield Beach, FL, and stepdaughter and husband, Gretchen and Jerry Miller of Arlington, VA, and three grandsons, Jesse and Alan Edmondson and Caleb Lewis; a brother, Charles Edmondson; two sisters, Ionese Franks and Patricia Sullivan.

Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 11 00 a. m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton with Bill Saxby and Noah Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Finley Creek Cemetery, near Sage, AR. Memorials may be made to Church Starts International, P. O. Box 177, Henrietta, TX 76365 or First Baptist Church, Clinton, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 17, 2004)


Edmunds, Albert W.

Albert W. Edmunds, 53, died at the home of his mother in Gravelly April 27. He was a lumberman.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Grace Lee Edmunds of Parks; his mother, Mrs. Lulu Graves Edmunds; two brothers, John of near Russellville and Jim of Arizona; and two sisters, Mrs. Mae Scott and Mrs. Gertrude Riddle of Arizona.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Gravelly Methodist Church by Rev. Harley Holmes of Mount Ida and burial was in the Parks Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1965)

Edwards, Anna Charlene Stout

Anna Charlene Stout Edwards, age 76 of Ft. Smith, died Monday, August 20, 2007, unexpectedly due to a massive stroke. She was born in Briggsville, AR on June 8, 1931, to Charlie Bill and May Tollison Stout. She was a 1951 graduate of Fourche Valley and. a retired waitress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Ellen, and a brother, Jack.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, daughter, Jody, son, Billy, a granddaughter, two sisters, Dorothy and Joy, and a brother Billy Dave.

Memorial service was held August 22, 2007 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 9, 2008)


Edwards, Betty Ussery

Betty Ussery Edwards, age 66, died Monday, February 4, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Shinn Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-6 at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Yell County Record. The online obituary and guest book are available for viewing at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 6, 2013)

Edwards, Betty Ussery

Betty Ussery Edwards, age 66, died Monday, February 4, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Shinn Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-6 at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Yell County Record. The online obituary and guest book are available for viewing at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 6, 2013)

Edwards, Dan

Dan Edwards, 61, of Roland, OK, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2005 in Fort Smith. He was owner and operator of Edwards Sheet Metal and Ventilation Inc. for 24 years. He was a collector of antique cars and also was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Reda Edwards of the home; a daughter, Tammy and husband Mike Morehart of Roland; son, Terry and wife Rhonda Edwards of Muldrow; sisters, Wanda Jones of Phoenix, Anita Wilson, Sally Kinkley of Columbus, OH, Alice Lansdale of Groton, CT, Carol Marie Allen of Preston, CT; brothers, Dean Edwards of Van Buren, Robert G. Edwards of Dardanelle, Randy Edwards of Valley City, OH and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on March 2, 2005 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with interment followed at Roland City Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gene Redden, Pete Deghi, Kenneth Barthel, Jr., Todd Tatum, Rick Ellison, Nolan Edwards, Kenneth Barthel, Sr. and David Redden. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8006, Fort Smith, AR 72902. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 9, 2005)


Edwards, Dan G.

Dan G. Edwards, age 79, of Danville, AR died Monday, August 30, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born March 16, 1920 in Merna, NB to the late George and Blanche Lang Edwards. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a cattle farmer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Edwards and a sister, Georgia Faye Beck.

He is survived by his wife, Lavele Schmidt Edwards; three sons, Dan Edwards, Jr. of North Little Rock, AR. Tom Edwards of Springdale, AR and Bill Edwards of Prairie Grove, AR; one daughter, Kathy Young of Conway, AR; two brothers, Harold Edwards of Ogallala, NB and Gerald Edwards of Rialto, CA; two sisters, Genevieve Rourke of Boise, ID and Maxine Dietrich of Meridian, ID; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were September 2, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville, AR with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Christian Edwards, Russell Edwards, Dustin Edwards, Danny Hipps, Chad Hipps, and James Black. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)


Edwards, Dorothea

Dorothea Edwards, age 80, of Athens, GA died February 4, 2002. She was born November 14, 1921 in Yell County, AR. The youngest of six girls born to Nellie Maria McQuivey Barber and Samuel Jethro Barber. The family owned and operated the region's primary newspaper, The Yell County Record. She often said, "She cut her teeth setting type." She graduated in 1939 as Valedictorian of Havana High School and attended the College of the Ozarks from 1939-41. She first entered the teaching profession as the only instructor of 25 students in grades K-9 of Liberty School, a one-room schoolhouse in Logan County, AR. In 1942 in support of the war effort, she trained as an architectural draftsman in Little Rock and was employed at the Jacksonville Munitions Plant. During this time, she met her future husband Mahlon Edwards of Jersey, GA who was in Army training nearby at Camp Robinson. She joined the US Coast Guard, attended Boot Camp at Hunter College, NYC, and was stationed at the USCG Headquarters in Washington, D. C. as an engineering draftsman. Dorothea and Mahlon were married in a military wedding in Silver Spring, MD on Feb. 16, 1944. Following the war, she entered the University of Georgia receiving her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education in 1948 and Master's degree in 1950. She taught at the UGA Demonstration School and the Walton County Veterans Program before joining the UGA faculty of the School of Home Economics (now College of Family and Consumer Sciences). In addition to teaching Household Equipment and Family Relations, she served as Assistant to the Dean with responsibilities for admissions, recruitment, and student counseling. She helped establish the UGA academic study of Gerontology. She served as representative to numerous UGA committees, retiring from UGA in 1984 with 35 years of service. She was a member of honorary societies Phi Upsilon Omicron, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Golden Key, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She received the Superior Service Award from the UGA Home Economics Alumni Association and the Diwali Award for Outstanding Contributions in Promoting The Spirit of Brotherhood from the UGA Indian Students Association. She was instrumental in forming and served as convening President of the Athens International Council. She served as Past President of the Athens Area Retired Educators Association, and was an active member of A AREA, UGARA, GREA, UGA Woman's Club, WAVES National-Cherokee Rose Unit 139, and National Gerontology Association. She was a former member of the UGA Athletic Board; the Advisory Board of UGA student newspaper, The Red and Black; and other organizations. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Athens and active in the Dorcas-Snow Sunday School Class, Baptist Women-Circle 5, and the Community Ministries Committee. Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mahlon Edwards, and daughter, Susan Catherine Collins.

She is survived by a daughter, Mahla Ann Edwards Swinford of Newport News, VA; grandchildren, Charles Michael Swinford, Jr. of Newport News, VA and Christine Natalie Collins of Athens, GA; a sister, Charlotte Head of Chickalah, AR; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 8 at 2:00 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Athens with Dr. Bill Ross officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Athens Area Retired Educators Association, WAVES National-Cherokee Rose Unit 139, the Dorcas-Snow Class and Circle 5 of First Baptist Church. Family received friends immediately following the service in the Branyon Foyer of the church. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, Walker Park, GA Hwy. 11, Monroe at 4:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church - Local Missions Projects or a charitable organization of choice. Arrangements are by Bridges Funeral Home, Athens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2002)


Edwards, Earl

Mr. Earl Edwards, age 82, of Centerville, AR died Sunday; December 29, 1996 at St. Marys AMI Hospital in Russellville. He was born August 23, 1914 in Rome, GA to the late Ernest and Ema Burk Edwards. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle, a retired farmer and owner of Edwards Green House.

He is survived by wife, Eva Dell McMullen Edwards of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law Joyce and Jim Sivley of Scottsdale, AR, Janis and Ferrel Minick of Bigelow and Jae and Charles Wilson of No. Little Rock; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Crow Larry Johnson, Delma Merritt, Ronnie Duffield, Robert McMullen and Jimmy Weaver. Services were December 31, 1996; at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Bob Parsley officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 1997)


Edwards, Eva Dell

Eva Dell Edwards, 86, of Centerville, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1920, in Ola to the late Robert and Janie M. Keplar McMullen. She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church and with her late husband, Earl Edwards, owned and operated Edwards Greenhouse in Centerville for more than 20 years. She was known by the florists throughout this area for magnificent poinsettias and at Christmas time the local residents knew which were hers.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Jim Sivley of Scottsdale, AZ, Janis and Ferrel Minick of Bigelow and Jar and Charles Wilson of North Little Rock; a sister, Bobby Harris Hunt of Casa; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Chad Wilson, Chris Minick, Derek Sivley, Darren Sivley, Chris Stevens, Irvin Balloun and Robert McMullen. Memorials may be made to Mrs. Edwards, grandchildren ministries, Worshiplanet, Inc. P. O. Box 898, Divide, Colo. 80814. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 16, 2006)


Edwards, Kate

Mrs. Kate Edwards, age 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May Isom, at Ola, Wednesday. She was formerly of Nimrod where she had been a member of the Church of Christ for 76 years.

Others survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Minnie McElwee of Ola, Mrs. J. L. Rowland and Mrs. John Myers of Ridgley, Tenn.; two sons, Earl Edwards and Veral Edwards of Ola; 17 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 20, 1952)


Edwards, Lavele Katheryn

LaVele Katheryn Edwards, age 88, of Conway formerly of Danville, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at Conway Regional Hospital. She was born February 9, 1920 in Merna, Nebraska to the late Ernest & Emma Norbeck Schmidt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan G. Edwards and sister, Donna Crawford.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Dan & Barbara Edwards, Jr. of Coleyville, TX, Tom & Sandy Edwards of Danville, Bill & Sherry Edwards of Praire Grove; daughter Kathy Young of Conway; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, 2008 at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Chris Edwards, Russell Edwards, Chad Hipps, Danny Hipps, Dustin Edwards, Matthew Young and Marcus Young. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 2008)


Edwards, Linda

Linda Edwards, age 53, of Dardanelle died Sunday, May 1, 2005 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born April 11, 1952 in Yell County to the late JL Robison and Nora Prince Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Robison and John Robison and a sister, Nancy McCurry.

Survivors are her husband, Clyde Edwards of Dardanelle, son Randy Moore of Pine Bluff, two brothers, Eddie Robison of Ola and Leon Robison of Oklahoma City.

Graveside services will be held today, Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Chickalah Mountain Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 4, 2005)


Edwards, Myrtle (Cunningham)

Myrtle M. Edwards, age 84 of Danville, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born May 31,1927 in Lyndon, KS to the late Dulward B. and Clara Ruth Saxton Cunningham.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wayne Cunningham; sisters, Velma Colston and LaVenia Terry; son-in-law, Billy C. Hunt; brothers-in-law, Larry Spencer, Gene Fulk and Verliln Colston.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Veda and Randy Bradbury of Danville, Ruby Jones of Springfield, MO; son, George Marbut of Huntsville; sisters, Doris and George Van Arsdale of Gridley, KS, Wilma Spencer of Stockton, MO; brother, Walter Cunningham of Mulberry, KS; 9 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR with Rev. Jim Huffman officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 08, 2011)

Edwards, Robert Gerald "Bob"

Robert Gerald "Bob" Edwards was born May 20, 1935, in Van Buren to Rhuel Teal and Blake Marie (Hickey) Edwards, one of 11 siblings. He lost his lengthy, valiant battle for life on December 24, 2011, at age 76. A memorial service and celebration of Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. A reception follows in the Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FUMC, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. After graduating from Van Buren High School in 1953, he served in the Ready Reserves in California and in Germany as a Specialist Fourth Class in the United States Army, earning the Medal of Good Conduct. Bob married Alma Virginia McKinney on February 3, 1962. The family grew to include children Cleon Nolan, Jeanne Renee and Lori Michelle Edwards. Bob began operating a SunRay DX station in Fort Smith in 1962 which launched a 36-year career serving as division, area and district managers with SunRay DX, South Central Oil Company, Premier Petroleum-Freeway, Mapco/Delta Express and The Williams Companies. Based in North Little Rock, Bob traveled extensively throughout the Southeast region and served on the Arkansas Petroleum Council before his retirement in 1998. Since moving to Dardanelle in 1999, Bob and Virginia were active members of First United Methodist Church where Bob served on the Pastor Parish Relations, Finance and Building committees. The couple earned Master Gardner's Certification, completing projects at the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, Yell County Courthouse, Dardanelle Post Office and First United Methodist Church. They delivered Meals on Wheels and were active members of TAKAHIK River Valley Hikers. Bob enjoyed fishing, skiing and golfing with his "Over the Hill Gang" buddies. Bob delighted in spending time with his family and being out-of-doors, riding his tractor and tinkering in his shop.

Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia; son, Nolan Edwards and wife Dianne of Russellville; daughter, Renee Bennett of Benton; daughter, Lori McCauley and husband David of North Little Rock; grandchildren Eric Bennett, Laura Melton and husband Daniel, Stephanie Lane and husband Jesse, Melissa Edwards, and Blake and Alexis McCauley; and great-grandchildren Kindsay Bennett and Eric Bennett Jr. Bob is also survived by sisters Wanda Jones, Anita Wilson and husband William, Carol Allen and Sally Kinkley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Willis, Dean, Danny and Randy; and sisters, Patsy and Alice. Pallbearers include Vernon Arnold, Dr. David Bachman, Bill Clark, Jim Daly and Dr. Gene B. Ring. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Balloun and Glyndal Roberts. The family would like to express special thanks to friends and extended family, including the associates of Arkansas Department of Health Hospice and Yell County Home Health whose diligent care allowed Bob to remain in their home until his passing on Christmas Eve. Arrangements are under the directions of Humphrey Funeral Service. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 28, 2011)

Edwards, Stella Aleen Alexander

Stella Aleen Alexander Edwards, age 94, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, January 15 at Dardanelle Hospital. The daughter of Louis Claude and Freddie Brown Alexander, she was born February 5, 1908 at Casa, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Ard Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lonnie Ray Edwards; brothers, Wallace, Clyde, Elmer, Emmit, Mack, and Frank Alexander; sisters, Marie Johnson, Inez Merritt, and Lorene Rook, and a grandchild, Phyllis Armour.

Survivors include her son, Lewis Ray "Lum" Edwards and wife, Margaret of Dardanelle; daughters, Ima Jean Johnson and husband, Jerrell of Star City, Arkansas, Ivy Jeanette Armour and husband, Tommy of Racklin, California; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Saturday at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle. Johnny P. Thaxton officiated. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Jay Vent, Leon Alexander, John Wade Alexander, Ken Alexander, John T. Copeland, Leon Boyd, Terry Christy and Bobby Lyons. Honorary were Dardanelle Nursing Center staff. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 22, 2003)


Egger, Nancy Violet (Turner)

Nancy Violet (Turner) Egger, age 84, of Clinton passed away in her rural Clinton home early Thursday, January 6, 2000. She was born April 22, 1914 near Wing, AR to Marion C. and Maude Lee (Walden) Turner. She and James Russell Egger were married in Rover, AR on May 10, 1935. They lived in various towns in Arkansas until 1958, when the family moved from Mena to Antlers, OK. After her husband passed away in 1968, she and her son, Bob, made their home in Oklahoma City until 1990, at which time they moved to a farm west of Clinton. In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, she had many occupations over the years, including sales clerk, food service worker, Avon sales and clothing manufacturing. During World War II, while her husband was in the U. S. Navy, she worked as a "Rosie The Riveter" with Lockheed Aircraft in California. She was an avid sports fan, and followed the New York Yankees, Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys. She was a member of the Clark United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, one brother, Leo Turner and two sisters, Ina Thomas and Sibyl Linzy.

Survivors include her three children, James E. Egger and wife Carol of Oklahoma City, Robert (Bob) Egger of the home west of Clinton and her daughter, Nancy Smith and husband Bob of Clinton; grandchildren, Jamie L. Foucher and husband Scott of Norman, Brad Lambeth and wife Anngela, Jason Lambeth and wife Karisa all of Clinton, three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Rhett and Grafton Lambeth of Clinton; her brother Fay Turner and wife Juanita of Barling, AR; a sister Verna Tackett of Russellville, AR; sister-in-law Alia Bee Eads and Iva Leach Egger of Mena, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were January 8, 2000 at Wing Community Church with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. Ernie Bryan officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Those who desire may make contribution to Western Oklahoma Hospice of Clinton or to Alzheimer s research. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Brad Lambeth, Jason Lambeth, Steve Egger, Don Turner, Bud Turner and Butch Tackett. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 12, 2000)


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