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Eidson, Ira Orrison

Mr. Ira Eidson, aged 62 years, honored and respected citizen and farmer of the Pisgah community, died in a Little Rock Hospital last Friday.

The funeral service, conducted by Rev. Chas. F. Wilkins, of Newport, a former local pastor, was held at New Hope Church Sunday afternoon, being attended by an immense throng of friends who had known and loved Mr. Eidson during his long years of residence in the community. Burial, in charge of the Cornwell Funeral home, was in the beautiful New Hope Cemetery. Mr.

Eidson is survived by his wife; two sons, John Wilson, of Dardanelle, and Thurman, of El Dorado; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Freeman, of Little Rock, and Mrs. William Kinnison, of Dardanelle; and two sisters, Mrs. Riley Abbot, of Kansas City, Kans., and Mrs. Cora Mounts, of Oakland, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 29, 1948)

Eidson, John Watt "J. W."

J. W. Eidson, a pioneer citizen of Yell County and a man universally respected, died at his home seven miles south of this city Sunday evening, April 29, 1923, and was laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery the following afternoon in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev. T. D.

Frasur conducting the funeral service. Mr. Eidson, who was in his 80th year, drove to Dardanelle Saturday morning. He was apparently in the best of health when he left home, but shortly after arriving in Dardanelle, was taken ill. His son, Roy, was notified and came after him in an automobile. Enroute home, the party was caught in the severe hail storm, but took refuge in the Joe Johnston barn some two miles south of town. After the storm they continued home, Mr. Eidson remaining conscious until the end came the following afternoon. J. W. Eidson was born in Alabama November 15th, 1923 [1823]. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in a Texas regiment and served with honor throughout that memorable struggle. He came to Yell County in 1866 and settled near his present home a mile north of Centerville. In 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Trildy E. Huckaby, who departed this life in 1898. To this union twelve children were born, six of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. Cora E. Mounts, Oakland, Calif.; W. A. Eidson, Texarkana; W. E. Eidson, Booneville; Roy Eidson, Centerville; Ira Eidson, of near Dardanelle; Mrs. Orbie Abbott, Kansas City, Mo. In 1899 Mr. Eidson was married to Miss Alice Wilson, who died in 1919. No children were born to this union. ... Centerville: Our community was greatly grieved last Monday morning by the news that the venerable J. W. Eidson had died the previous night. He had lived in this vicinity since soon after the close of the Civil war, and was one of our most respected citizens because of his sterling qualities and unvarying constancy in strictly adhering to the principles he espoused. Mr. Eidson was in the 80th year when he was cut down by the grim reaper, death. He was born in Alabama and in early youth removed to Texas. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in one of the Confederate regiments raised in that state and served faithfully and honorably until the close of the war.

He is survived by a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss and to revere his memory, and a widow to lament the loss of a fond husband and kind companion. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 3, 1923)

Eidson, Mildred Eva

Mildred Eva Eidson, age 86, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at Trinity Medical Center in TCXJIS She was born July 10, 1918 at Ravanna, KS to Earl and Alice VanValkenburg Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Eidson; a daughter, Sherry Gass and two sisters, Thelma Brown and Dorothy Stacy.

Survivors include a son, Mike Eidson of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Helen Brown of Russellville and Beverly Stevenson of Harrison; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at the New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 9, 2005)


Eikleberry, Hannah Mabel (Burton) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Hannah Mabel Eikleberry, aged 77, of Havana died November 23 in the Yell County Hospital, as the result of a heart condition. She was a native of Cisne, Ill., married J. A. Eikleberry December 14, 1904 at Lake City and had taught school for 37 years before retiring.

She is survived by her husband of the home; three sons, Murrell of Dardanelle, Ardell of Coal Hill and Robert of Lincoln, Nebr.; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Rogers of Havana, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, A. H. Burton of Middletown, Ill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 1961)

Eikleberry, Margaret Shepherd

Mrs. Margaret Shepherd Eikleberry, age 90, of Dardanelle, AR past away Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She was born January 28, 1910, the daughter of the late Charles and Lula Davis Shepherd. She graduated from Arkansas Tech and married the late Murrell Eikleberry in 1930. She taught third grade for almost 30 years in the Dardanelle School District. She was a member of the Dardanelle Book Club and the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Popenoe Eikleberry; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Bachman of Dardanelle, AR and Mrs. Roy Stewart of Russellville, AR; six nieces and six nephews.

Services were Saturday at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Paul Seay officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 10, 2000)


Eikleberry, Thelma Cameron

Thelma Cameron Eikleberry of Paris, AR died September 9, 1997 at Lawton, OK. She was born September 26, 1913 at Monterey, LA to Barney and Regina Cameron. She lost both parents while she was still young and grew up in the home of a cousin, Rosa Carter at Paris.

She married Ardell Eikleberry, who preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded by her parents and two brothers, Clarence and Clyde Cameron. Clyde will be remembered by Havana friends as living with their aunt, Mrs. Lois and Dr. Heffinton and attending Havana School. She was the granddaughter of Rush Cameron who homesteaded the land on Mt. Magazine that is now known as Cameron Bluff.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean Yamarik of Lawton, OK and a son, Burton Eikleberry of Grant's Pass, OR and five grandchildren.

Funeral service was at the First Baptist Church at Paris by Rev. Tim Prock. Burial was at the Havana Cemetery by Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Charles Cameron, Art Carter, Raymond Vaughn, Ross Rogers, Junior Carter and Joe Brad Carter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 24, 1997)


Elder, Jerry

Mr. Jerry Elder, 63, died at his home in Plainview Saturday night. He was a blacksmith at Plainview and was widely known in Yell County.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Theo and Joe Elder, of Perryville; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Westlake, of Nimrod, and Mrs. Mary Rigden, of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Ola Methodist Church. Burial was in Salem cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Dardanelle Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March, 1949)

Elder, Joe Ozro

Joe Ozro Elder, age 66, of Little Rock, a pioneer in FM broadcasting in Arkansas and founder of Audio Productions, the Capitol City's first major recording studio, died Wednesday, September 16, 1987 in a Little Rock hospital. A native of Plainview, He worked as an engineer in television stations in Ft. Worth and Little Rock, a veteran of World War II, an accomplished musician.

He is survived by his wife, DeCeine Pugh Elder; a daughter, Linda Frost of Dallas, TX; a brother, Theo Elder of Fort Smith and a grandson.

Funeral services were held Friday at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville with the Rev. Claud Miles of Rover officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Leroux, Bill Black, Denny Crofton, Gordon White and Gene Gibbons and George Moore. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/16/1987)


Eldridge, Glennie (Goodson)

Mrs. Glennie Eldridge, age 88 or Birta, AR, widow of Vester Eldridge died Sunday, July 23 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 9,1907 In Birta, AR to the late Milas J. and Effie Tharp Goodson. She was a homemakeer and mother and a member of the Birta Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, T.J. and Billy Eldrldge; a daughter, Patsy Jean Eldridge and a sister, Mary Lou Howard. Survivors: two sons, Hugh Eldridge, Birta, AR and Glenn Eldridge of Maumelle, AR; three daughters, Joyce Baskins of Conway, AR, Ann Kiser of Grand Rapid, MI and Sue Martin of Arlington, TX; three sisters, Sybil Storment of Birta, AR, Pauline Franklin of Little Rock and Treva Dell Hacker of Arizona; 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 25 at the Birta Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Mann. Interment was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 26, 1995)

Eldridge, Sylvester "Vester"

Vester Eldridge, 79, of Birta, died at his home Thursday, August 2. Eldridge was a retired farmer and poultry producer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glennie Goodson of the home; four sons, T.J. Eldridge of Pine Bluff, Bill Eldridge of Marion, Hugh Eldridge of Birta, and Glenn Eldridge of Maumelle; three daughters, Joyce Baskin of Conway, Ann Kiser of Grand Rapids, MI, and and Sue Martin of Arlington, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Virda Lewis of Dardanelle and Mrs. Vennie Underwood of Houston, TX; also included are 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 4, at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by the Reverend John Hollbrook. Interment was in the Birta Cemetery. Services were by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 8, 1984)

Eldridge, Thomas J. D.

OLA - Thomas J. D. Eldridge, age 56, of Ola died Friday, December 23, 1983. He was retired from the U. S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Eldridge; five sons, Thomas Charles Eldridge of DeQueen, Randy Eldridge of Tulsa, Okla. Thomas J. D. Eldridge Jr. of Fort Smith, and George and Scott Eldridge of the home; two daughters, Sharon Lincoln of Haworth, Okla. and Sandra Heinkel of Pryor, Okla; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Freedle of Ola; a brother, Nolan Eldridge of Monterey, Calif. a sister, Lorraine Kimbrough of Dardanelle, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Ola Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Jerry Schlinker. Burial with military honors was in Memory Gardens Cemetery at McAlester, Okla. by Dixon Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/23/1983)


Eldridge, Velma Lee "Deb" (Via)

Velma Lee "Deb" Eldridge, age 85, of Ola died Wednesday at Northridge Nursing Home in North Little Rock. She was born February 14, 1926 at Perry County to the late Thomas and Ruby Lee George Via. She was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas J. Eldridge; four brothers, Norbin Via, Bud Via, Bobby Via, Donald Via; four sisters, Theda Via, Ilene Eubanks, Betty Sullivan, Lillie Sue Hance.

Survivors include a son, Michael V. Eldridge and wife Mary of Rison; a daughter Tommie Gasper and husband Al of North Little Rock; two sisters, Patsy Vanfleet of Dardanelle, Kathleen Freeman of Ola; seven grandchildren, Greg Ridgway of Morrilton, Monica Ridgway of Ashville, N.C., Miranda Tucker and husband Joseph of Haskell, Matt Eldridge and fiance Hayden Stuckey, Melissa Tumbleson and husband Mitchell all of England, Brad Young and wife Karla and Sarah Young all of Rison; one great granddaughter, Brenna Leigh Young of Rison.

Funeral service was January 21, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Doney Blackerby officiating. Burial was in Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ricky Via, Doug Via, Sammy Via, Brent Via, Tommy Via, Ray Jackson, Ronnie Hance. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donation may be made to Hospice Home Care of Little Rock, 2200 South Bowman, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. 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 Jan 25, 2012)

Ellard, Jeremy Edward

Jeremy Edward Ellard, age 40, of Searcy, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014. Jeremy was born June 19, 1974 in Booneville, a son to Kenneth Ellard and Marcia Spain Ellard. Jeremy was of the Methodist Faith, and a 1993 graduate of Danville High School. Jeremy spent much of his life time body building, he enjoyed traveling to many places for competitions. He also had his commercial helicopter license and flew for Air Evac and Channel 7 just to name a couple.

Jeremy is survived by his father: Kenneth Ellard and his wife Christine of Bossier City, LA; mother: Marcia Ellard of Morrilton; Brother: Michael Ellard and wife Constance of Omaha, NE; Four Sisters: Stephanie Wherry and husband Mike of Rudy, AR; Ashley Polk and husband Kenneth; Courtney Ellard and Kelsey Ellard all of Bossier City, LA. Many aunts, uncles, other family and numerous friends.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014 at Danville First United Methodist Church 301 E. 7th St. Danville, AR. Arrangements are by Rosewood Cremation: 301 E. Broadway, Morrilton, AR 72110 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Dec 3, 2014 On Line @ http://www.bobnealandsons.com)

Ellerman, Edwin Carl

Mr. Edwin Carl Ellerman, age 79; of Mt. George, AR died July 4, 1999 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born January 28, 1920 in Louisville, KY to the late William Carl and Cordelia Wellingham Ellerman. He was retired after 35 years service with the circulation department of the Courier Journal Louisville Times. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving during WWII.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Clara Texas Ellerman; his daughter, Diane L. Bagwell and his son-in-law, Harold "Jack" Bagwell all of near Mt. George. According to his wishes his body was donated to the Medical Department of UAMS. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 14, 1999)


Ellington, Anna Ruth

Anna Ruth Ellington, age 84, of Russellville died Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. A daughter of the late Starling Author and Ella Mae Mainer McCarty. she was born November 1, 1925 at Ratcliff, Arkansas. She was former industrial supervisor and a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church at Paris.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lewis Preston Ellington; and a brother. Lawrence Truman McCarty.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Janis Ellington of Gravette; two daughters and a son-in-law Louise Daniel and Elaine and Jerry Howard, all of Russellville a special sister-in-law, Rose Mary McCarty of Springdale nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was July 6. 2010 at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Bro. Jack McCarty. Burial was in the Ellington Family Cemetery near Blue Mountain by Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, FOB 1653. Topeka, KS 66601-1653. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010)


Ellington, Ella

Mrs. Ella Ellington of Havana died at the StateSanatorium Saturday p. m. November 29, at the age of 82. She issurvived by two brothers, W. H. Lee of Havana and S. C. Lee ofRatcliff; one sister, Laura Kyles of Havana and a host of nieces andnephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 4, 1952)


Ellington, Lewis Preston

Lewis Preston Ellington, age 81, of Russellville, AR died Monday, May 29, 2000 at Russellville, AR; He was retired from the U. S. Corps of Engineers at Blue Mountain Lake after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors include, his wife, Anna Ruth McCarty Ellington of Russellville, AR; two daughters, Elaine Howard and Anna Louise Daniel of Russellville; a son, Stephen Ellington of Danville, AR; two sisters, Melba Littleton and Natha Lee Wilson both of Magazine, AR; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today, Wednesday, May 31 at the Havana Assembly of God. Burial will be in the Ellington family cemetery east of Magazine under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 31, 2000)


Elliott, George Wesley

George Wesley Elliott, age 63 of Dardanelle, died Monday, August 9, 2004, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born February 22, 1941 in Briggsville, AR to the late Homer Wesley and Effie Patterson Elliott. He worked for many years as a mobile home transporter, then later retiring.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Wesley and Effie Patterson Elliott and a brother, Billy Elliott.

Survivors include his wife, of 45 years, Anna Joyce Alexander Elliott of Pottsville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Trudie Elliott of Russellville, George Timothy and Tina Elliott of West Monroe, Louisiana, Andy and Shantil Elliott of Russellville; two brothers, Homer Elliott, Donald Ray Elliott both of Dumas; six sisters, Elizabeth Grant, Birtha Stowe, both of Dardanelle, Sue Coffman of Russellville, Mary Rose Grant of Dumas, Rhonda Beatty of Watson, Linda Luker of Union Mississippi; five grandchildren, Natalie Bickman of Russellville, Blake Elliott of Russellville, Chance Elliott of Russellville, Clay Elliott, Kristen Elliott of West Monroe, Louisiana; four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held August 12, 2004 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel, Dardanelle. Internment will be at Needmore Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Price, Terry Fitch, Tim Reichman, Danny Crow, Lance Hamilton and Clay Stowe. Honorary Pallbearers were Doye Alexander and Buddy Alexander. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004)


Elliott, John

John Elliott, age 81, of Dover, died Sunday at Stella Manor Nursing Center in Russellville. Born September 22, 1921 in Yorkshire, England, he was the son of the late George and Clarice Mortimer Elliott. He was a veteran of the Royal Air Force and was an electrical engineer.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Joan and Helen Powers Elliott and a brother, Alan Elliott.

Survivors include a daughter, Jaquline Sleeth of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; a son, David Elliott of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada; 3 granddaughters; 2 step-daughters, Dianne Rose and Karen Castleberry, both of Dover, and 2 step-sons, Dale Powers of Cabot, Arkansas and Donald Powers of Conway, Arkansas.

Memorial arrangements will be announced at a later day by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 19, 2003)


Elliott, Leona Bottoms

Mrs. Leona Bottoms Elliott, age 73, of Dumas, sister of Leota Stout and Marvin Bottoms of Chickalah, died Saturday, Nov. 3.

Other survivors include a daughter Lillie Kendrick of Russellville; a son, Walter Elliott of Dumas; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, Nov. 5 at Tyro Cemetery. Burial was by Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 11/3/1990)


Elliott, Lewis D.

Lewis D. Elliott, age 68, of Hot Springs died Thursday, May 20, 2004. Born August 8, 1935, at Bluffton to Lewis Levi and Leatha Rabjohn Elliott, he was a U. S. Army veteran and Baptist.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Elvah Sanderson Elliott of Hot Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Nettie and Steven Austin of Eagleville, Tenn and three grandchildren.

Military service will be held in National Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. Guest register is at http:\\www.davissmithfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Davis Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/20/2004)


Elliott, Sallie (Evans) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Sallie Evans Elliott, 61, wife of C. N. Elliott of near Plainview, died at her home, February 26. She was a daughter of Nichols and Sara Evans.

She is survived by her husband, her mother of Plainview, and two brothers, James of Ola and W. W. Evans of Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb or Mar 1940)

Elliott, W. K.

W. K. Elliott, 92, of Texarkana, AR, died Tuesday in a Texarkana, TX Hospital. He was a member of the Arkansas Water Well Drillers Association and the Bragg City Hunting Clubs

Survivors include his wife, Grace, they would have been married 70 years on March 29, 1997; five children, Jeanette and Leon Missildine, Margaret Smith, Betty and Bob Smith Nolte and Wallace D. and Carolyn Elliott, all of Texarkana; and Kelly Sanderson of North Little Rock; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service was March 27, 1997 at East Memorial Chapel, Texarkana, TX with interment in Harmony Grove Cemetery with the Revs. Mike Hughes and Dorn Kelly officiating. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 2, 1997)


Elliott, Willa B.

Willa B. Elliott, age 100, of North Little Rock, AR formerly of the Cedar Creek Community in Scott County), died Thursday, November 15, 2001. She was a daughter of the late William Henry and Rila Adams Buford, born March 4, 1901 in Briggsville, AR. She was a retired school teacher, having taught 48 years in Yell and Scott Counties and an additional 4 years as substitute teaching and in the Head Start Program. She was a charter member of the Scott County Retired Teachers Association, Chapter 580 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, Scott County.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Baxter, Cecil and Bob Buford; four sisters, Lydia Cook, Selma Buford, Bertha Briggs and Inez Humphries.

She is survived by two nieces, Frankie Baltz and Mary Ouellette both of North Little Rock; three nephews, O. L. Briggs, Cecil L. and Robert Buford all of Briggsville; eight great nieces and nephews; four great-great nieces and nephews and seven great great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was Saturday at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville with Rev. Keith Holiman officiating. Burial by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Robert and Dr. Joe Buford, Alan Ouellette, O. L. Briggs, Jack Baltz and Don Frost. Memorials may be made to Briggsville Methodist Church, HC 69 Box 112, Briggsville, AR 72828 or the Cedar Creek Community Church, HC 60 Box 40, Parks, AR 72950. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 21, 2001)


Elliott, William Earl, Sr.

William Earl Elliott, Sr., age 61, died at the home of his son, William Earl Elliott, Jr. in Tai-tan, New Mex. on January 28, 1959. Mr. Elliott was formerly a resident of Plainview, but for the past several years he had made his home with a sister in Little Rock. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pat Saraoll of Belleflower, Calif., three sisters, Miss Pearl Elliott of Little Rock; Mrs. Ralph Depriest of Longview, Wash. and Mrs. Tillman Coz or St. Augustine, Fla. and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, February 4, 1959)


Elliott, Willis Napoleon

Willis Napoleon Elliott, age 85, died December 17, 1956 at the home of a daughter near Belleville. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Waldron.

He is survived by his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Ozelma James of Belleville, Mrs. Marie Jackson and Mrs. John Underwood of California, Mrs. Ruth Stevenson of Okla. City, Mrs. Lula McClure of Shreveport, La. and Mrs. Allie Catlett of Plainview, Tex.; one son, Charlie Elliott of California; 35 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 27, 1956)


Ellis, Arvad C. "A. C."

Arvad C. "A. C." Ellis, age 70, formerly of Havana, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Swan Lake. He was born November 18, 1937 and was an oil field worker and a concrete mason.

He is preceded in death by his father, William S. Ellis; wife, Margaret A. Ellis; and daughter, Diane D. Barnes.

He is survived by his mother, Lottie Mae Ellis of Havana; brother, Jimmy A. Ellis of Plainview; sisters, Carolyn Sinkler of Grapevine, TX, Rita Feet of Fredericksburg, VA; five sons, Nathan Ellis of Little Rock, Clayton Ellis of Swan Lake, Mark Daniel of Blue Mountain, and John Ellis and Robert Ellis, both of Booneville, AR; three daughters, Kathleen Sterns of Goose Creek, SC, Roseanne Casiano of Schertz, TX, and Sarah B. Ellis of Booneville; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, January 12 at Moore's Chapel in Waveland. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2008)


Ellis, Cora Alice (Jean) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Cora Alice Ellis, aged 71, died at the Yell County Hospital in Danville November 25. She was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include one son, William Simeson Ellis of Havana Rt.; four brothers, Benton Jean and James F. Jean, both of Danville, Sylvester Jean of Live Oak, Calif. And George Jean of Lamesa, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Olphis Gandy of Charleston and Mrs. Ida Wells of Belleville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1964)

Ellis, Darlene

Darlene Ellis, aged 2 years, died Sunday, April 14th in a Fort Smith hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis of Rover.

Other survivors are her grandmother, Mrs. John Putman; four brothers, J. B. Lee Edward, Bobby, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Mary Lou and Barbara, all of the home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bates and burial was in the cemetery at Weeks, Ark. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Ellis, Darlene

Darlene Ellis, aged 2 years, died Sunday, April 14th in a Fort Smith hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis of Rover.

Other survivors are her grandmother, Mrs. John Putman; four brothers, J. B. Lee Edward, Bobby, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Mary Lou and Barbara, all of the home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bates and burial was in the cemetery at Weeks, Ark. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Ellis, Duward W.

Duward W. Ellis, age 77, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born May 7, 1923 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Chris and Nora Steveson Ellis. He was a retired barber, a U. S. mail carrier and past commander of VFW Post 3141. He was a World War II Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by one son, Leroy Ellis.

Survivors include, his wife, Sarah Wells, Ellis; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Francis Ellis of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Jimmy Ellis of Dardanelle, AR and William Ellis of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service was June 12, 2000 at the Faith Church with the Rev. David Jay and Rev. Bob Dowling officiating. Interment was in Brearley, Cemetery, Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Faith Church Window Fund. Pallbearers were Steve Ellis, Jeff Ellis, David Ellis, Ted Canter, Junior Crawford and Edsel Farnam. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 14, 2000)


Ellis, Effie L.

Effie L. Ellis, age 56, a resident of Dardanelle, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at her home. She was born November 15, 1946 to the late James M. and Faye Allman Coleman of Stump City, Arkansas. She was the widow of the late Emmitt Ellis, Sr. She was employed by Wayne Farms as a packaging and shipping clerk.

She is survived by one son, Emmitt "Buddy" Ellis, Jr. of Dardanelle; a sister, Linda Smith of Memphis, TN; a grandson, Russell Blake Ellis of Dardanelle; a nephew, Mike Smith of Russellville; a niece, Kim Smith of Columbia, TN.

Services will be 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel, in Dardanelle, with the Rev. Jay Dockins officiating. Burial will be in Haney Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Hicks, Stephen Wilson, Shon Wilson, Kyle Blankenship, Andrew Parham, and Lee Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Tarkington, John and Sharon Standridge, and Clinton and Sylvia West. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 12, 2003)


Ellis, Elwanda H.

Mrs. Elwanda H. Ellis, age 76, of Okmulgee, OK, a native of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, January 17, 1998 at Okmulgee. She was born November 5, 1921 at Dardanelle, AR to the late J. H. and Ada Tilmon Hasty Sr. She had lived in Okmulgee since 1947. She worked for Phillip Petroleum Co before retirement in 1982. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Okmulgee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G. Ellis who died November 24, 1993. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, James C. and Brice Hasty of Ola, AR.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, J. H. and Pat Hasty Jr. a sister, Oleta E. and brother-in-law, Warren Birkhead of Ola; four nephews and four nieces.

Funeral was held Monday at the Methodist Church at Okmulgee by Dr. Joe Dais. Burial was in Okmulgee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Women's organization in Okmulgee or to Hospice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 28, 1998)


Ellis, Francis Carol

Francis Carol Ellis, age 62, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, September 5, 2003 at her home. She was born December 25, 1940 in Russellville, AR to the late Ernest and Velma Jolly Smith. She was a retired LPN, an employee of the Colony Shop, a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church and a past member of the DAR.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

She is survived by her husband, William L. Ellis of Dardanelle; three sons and daughters-in-law, William Steven and Tonia Ellis of Conway, AR, Jeffrey Lee and Tracy Ellis of Dardanelle, AR and David Leighton and Stefanie Ellis of Van Buren, AR and nine grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 8, 2003 at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Milton Cowling. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Ellis, Gertrude Christy

Gertrude Christy Ellis, age 102, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, May 17, 2001 at her home. She was born October 15, 1898 in Chickalah, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Jefferson Davis and Zellah Viola Lee Farris Miller. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Church of Christ for 90 years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Christy and Verner Ellis; four sons, Roy A. Christy, Glindon L. Christy, Chester A. Christy and Luther A. Christy;, a daughter, Wilma Parks; one grandson, Arden Christy; one brother, Marshall Miller; five sisters, Ethel King, Sibyl Harkey, Maude Tucker, Mary Adney and Val Huffman.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Lionell and Evelyn Christy and Willie and Gail Christy all of Dardanelle, AR and Leverne and Mary Beth Christy of Charleston, SC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Myrtle May and Bill Aaron of Memphis, TN and Mary Ann and Alton Gooch of Russellville, AR; one brother, J. D. Miller of Dardanelle, AR; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Service was May 20, at the Church of Christ in Dardanelle, AR with Bro. Ralph Wienhold and Bro. Johnny Paul Thaxton officiating. Interment was in Chickalah Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Pat and Mike Gooch, Mickey and Terry Christy, Mark Cheatham and Jerry Col well. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 23, 2001)


Ellis, Henry

Henry Ellis, a native of Yell County and former resident of Ola, Route1 East, was born July 2, 1889, the youngest son of George and Belle Ellis, and passed away September 7, 1948 in San Bernardino, California, where he had been residing the past three years. He was married to Miss Alta Boyce in 1909, who preceded him in death sixteen years ago.

He is survived by four daughters, Mmes. Ernest Condley of Trona, Calif. Robert Snow, Newton Harvey and Wesley Mossberg of San Bernardino; two sons, J. D. Ellis and Joe Henry Ellis, both of Dan Bernardino; a sister, Mrs. Neoma Myers, Ola and a brother, Jeff Ellis of Dardanelle.

Funeral services and burial were in California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 23, 1948)


Ellis, James

James William Ellis, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellis, died June 6 at Little Rock at the age of 87.

Survivors are: six daughters, Mrs. Ben Woodard of Plainview, Mrs. Edd Louis of Ola, Mrs. Bill Hamilton of Little Rock, Mrs. Arthur Bowden and Mrs. Herman Adams of East St. Louis, Ill.; two sons, Buford Otho Ellis of Cryil, Okla., Opal Ellis of Plainview; 28 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 15, 1961)

Ellis, Jimmie Lee

Jimmie Lee Ellis, 85, of Dardanelle, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015, at River Valley Medical in Dardanelle. He was born March 11, 1930, at Dardanelle to the late Cris and Nora Stevenson Ellis. He was a member of the Dardanelle Free Will Baptist Church. He was an electrician and a retired fireman. Mr. Ellis was a United States Navy Veteran, Korean conflict, and a member of the National Guard. He loved to go crappie fishing, hunting, and working in the garden.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann Ellis; grandson, Gregory King; and two brothers, Pete Ellis and Duard Ellis.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Ellis of Dardanelle; children and spouses, Randy (Missy) Ellis, Nancy King, Charles (Norma) Ellis, Chris (Carla) Ellis; a step-daughter, Cindy (Mitchell) Whitehouse; grandchildren, Meridith (John) Childers, Russell (Melissa) Ellis, Kristen Ellis, Megan Ellis, Maggie Ellis, Carey (Jeff) Bosold, Jamey (Janie) Ellis; 12 great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren, Natalee (Grant) Herman, and lan Whitehouse. Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2015, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Brother Jared Higginbotham officiating.

A private family burial will be in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Visitation was held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. before the service at the chapel. Honorary pallbearers included retired workers for AP&L and the Dardanelle Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-9984 or Sharing and Caring, 107 State Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834 Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 2, 2015)

Ellis, John Thomas

John Thomas Ellis, age 71, died February 5, 1956 at his home near Havana, He was born at Havana and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, William Ellis of Havana, two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Coverdill and Mrs. Martha Van Zant of Havana, and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 9, 1956)


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