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Faulkinbury, Elizabeth Sue

Elizabeth Sue Faulkinbury, age 68, of Dardanelle died Monday, March 25, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1944 at Little Rock to the late Edward Captain and Evelyn Gertrude Sawrie Faulkinbury. She was a member of the Baptist Calvary Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two nephews, Tom Ed Bullock and Bill Bullock Jr.

Survivors include her sister, Barbara Bullock and husband Bill; one niece, Bunny Bullock all of Dardanelle; two great nieces, Teddie Genter and husband John, Jodie Bullock all of California; one great nephew, Garrett Bullock of Conway; one great great niece, Zoe Genter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial will be private. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 27, 2013)

Faulkinbury, Gertrude Evelyn

Gertrude Evelyn Faulkinbury, age 96 of Dardanelle, died Sunday, April 4, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center, She was born January 8, 1912 at Dardanelle to the late Vernon and Minnie Bowman Sawrie. She was a licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward C. Faulkinbury; brothers, Edward and Glendon Sawrie; sister, Gladys Hodges and grandson, Bill Bullock, Jr.

Survivors include her two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Bullock, Sr. of Dardanelle and Sue Faulkinbury of Dardanelle; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Graveside Services were held Tuesday, April 6, 2008 at Durvin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 2008)


Faulkinbury, Mayme Jane

Mrs. Mayme Jane Faulkinbury of Dallas, Texas, a native of Logan County, died Saturday, November 23, 1985, at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola,

Survivors include a son, Kirby Faulkinbury of Broken Arrow, Okla. three daughters, Wena Perry of Dallas, Texas, Maggie Graves of Delaware and Brenda Love of Dardanelle; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was today at Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County by the Rev. David Jay. Burial was by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Faulkner, Bobby L.

Bobby L. Faulkner, age 61, of Casa, AR died Sunday, December 15, 2002 at Conway Regional Medical Center of complications resulting from liver cancer. He was born January 18, 9141 at Casa, AR, to the late Thurman Lavan and Bethel Teel Faulkner. He was a farmer and a member of the Casa Masonic Lodge 537 and the Ola Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Faulkner and a sister, Carolyn Robinson.

He is survived by, his wife, Kathy Faulkner; a son, Alan Faulkner of Memphis, TN; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pam Faulkner of Scottsdale, AZ, Bobbie Brian Bengstom and Libby and Paul Smith of Greenbrier; a brother and sister-in-law, Benny and Gayle Faulkner of Casa; four grandchildren, Andrew J. Josh and Kelsey Bengstom and Keyver Smith of Greenbrier; special to the family is Brad, Maggie and Karley Clay of Casa.

Funeral service will be 2 PM, Friday, December 20 at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Benny Stickley, Rev. Arnold Teel and Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Burial will be in Homewood Family Cemetery, near Casa, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Masonic honors will be by the Casa Masonic Lodge 537. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p. m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 18, 2002)


Faulkner, Linda Sue (Johnson)

Linda Sue Faulkner, 63, of Bluffton, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born January 4, 1952 in Pineville, Louisiana to the late Nathan & Berta Campbell Johnson. Linda was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son Britt Reeves.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Faulkner; daughter, Angela & Jacob Johnson of Booneville; grandchildren, Derek Hatten; Desiree Hatten; Dillon Hines; Seth Johnston; step-children, Jonathon Faulkner; Heather McDonald both of Dallas; 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Private Service in Louisiana at a later date.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 21, 2015)

Fawcett, Roger

Roger Fawcett, age 73 years of Dardanelle Rt 2 died Saturday morning. He was a retired farmer. Before coming to Arkansas 12 years ago, he was engaged as a building contractor and furniture manufacturer in Colorado. His parents were natives of Great Britain. Mr. Fawcett was a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Jones Fawcett; two sons, James M. Fawcett of Chicago and Lorn Fawcett of Winslow, Ariz; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bates of Clinton, Okla; nine grandchildren and one great grandson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 20, 1955)


Feco, Billy Gene

Billy Gene Feco, age 63, of Rover, AR, died Friday, December 27, 1996 at the Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia, AR. He was a store manager of the Piggly Wiggly Store in Arkadelphia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Feco.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Hodges Feco of Rover; three sons, Billy Feco of Houston, TX, Steve Feco of Little Rock and Bobby Wortham of LaFayette, LA; three daughters, Shirley McArthur of Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Bobo of Montgomery, TX and Terry Phillips of Shreveport, LA; his mother, Aliene Weims Feco of Hugo, OK; one brother, Andy Feco of Hugo, OK and one sister, Katherine Meisters of Seagoville, TX; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was December 30 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with burial to follow in the Parks Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Wiggins, Roy Hodges, Roy Horsey, Jr. Sonny Lofland, Bud Lofland and Charles Wiggins. Arrangments by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 1997)


Feland, Dora (West)

Mrs. Dora (West) Feland, aged 82, died at the Yell County Hospital in Danville August 21. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga.

Survivors include one son, Willie, of Oklahoma; one sister Sarah Sanders of Cedar Creek; one brother, M.P. West, of Cedar Creek; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Upper Spring Creek with Rev. L.T. Holland, pastor of Belleville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 1964)

Feland, Opal R.

Opal R. Feland, passed away January 20, 1997 in Oklahoma City, OK after a lengthy illness. She was born November 6, 1911 in Stafford, AR to Ida and Russll McKinney. She was a member of the Oakcrest Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Willie "Bill" Feland.

She is survived by a son, Russell M. Feland and wife, Sharon; two grandchildren, Tamara D. Feland and Scott A. Feland and wife, Karen; two great-grandchildren, Tatum A. and Clay A. Feland and a special friend, Rebecca Eggleston. Opal spent 23 years as the Shidler Elementary School secretary. She will always be remembered for the beautiful roses she so tenderly nurtured.

Services were January 23 at South Colonial Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 19, 1997)


Felker, Romelia Viviene (Bryant)

Romelia Viviene Felker, 93, of Fort Smith, AR passed peacefully from this earth to a new life in heaven on June 18th, 2015, in Fort Smith, AR. She was born in Fort Worth, TX on June 13, 1922, the third of eight children. Roe was a loving wife and mother and a good Christian woman. After retirement she and her husband Vernon lived near Lake Nimrod where together they enjoyed crappie fishing and their annual vegetable garden. She also was a very good artist who enjoyed oil painting and making painted crafts of all types, winning a number of awards.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Vernon Clisto Felker, her parents Raymond and Bethine (Hurst) Bryant, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Gary Felker (Joy) of Fort Smith, AR and Richard Felker of Fort Lauderdale, FL.; three grandchildren, Dr. Michael Felker (Claire) of Chapel Hill, N.C., Michelle Rendleman (Ryan) of Dallas, TX and Kyle Felker (Jenny) of Allen, TX; six great grandchildren, Alex, William, Jack, Caroline, Madison and Calvin; and three sisters, Maxine Bird of Oklahoma City, OK, Hattie Jones of Crowley, TX and Effie Bing of Fort Worth, TX.

Family graveside services were held at Carter Cove Cemetery in Plainview, AR on Saturday 6/20/15. at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be to Grace Bible Church, 1450 Oak Hill Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76112 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 24, 2015)

Felker, Vernon Clisto

Vernon Clisto Felker, age 82, of Carter Cove, AR died Friday, March 19, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born January 13, 1922 in Avinger, Cass County, TX to the late John Vernon and Ida Irene Hatcher Felker. He retired after thirty-three years as a sheet metal smith for the Rock Island Railroad, was a WWII Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific, and attended the Village Bible Church in Hot Springs Village. He was devoted to his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Travis and Wayne Felker and a sister Zelma Olson.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Romelia Bryant Felker; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Gary Vernon and Joy Felker of Ft. Smith, AR and Richard Alan Felker of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two brothers, Jim Felker of Hot Springs Village and Gene Felker of Hurst, TX; three grandchildren, Dr. Michael Felker of Chapel Hill, NC, Michelle Rendleman of Dallas, TX and Kyle Felker of Allen, TX; three great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Service was March 22 at the Plainview First Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Glenn officiating. Interment was in the Carter Cove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Mike and Kyle Felker, Ryan Rendleman, David, Bob and Cliff Mullins. Memorial may be made to the Glenhaven Youth Ranch, 748 Glenhaven Road, Plainview, AR 72857. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 2004)


Felton, Dorothy Mcconnell

Mrs. Dorothy McConnell Felton, age 29, of Hot Springs, died Friday April 10th at her home in Hot Springs. She was a native of Hot Springs and the daughter of the late Franklin McConnell and Doris McConnell who lives at Bluffton. She was a housekeeper and a mother.

Survivors include, one son, Willie Joe Felton of Hot Springs; four brothers, Jerry Williams, Charles Williams and Phillip Williams all of Mtn. Pine and Carl McConnell of Gravelly; one sister Talitha Stokes of Bluffton; her mother, Doris McConnell of Bluffton; her grandmother, Telitha Long of Mtn. Pine, AR.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 13th at the Bluffton United Methodist Church with Rev. Curtis Stlllwell officiating. Interment was in the Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Services of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, YCR 4-15-1987)


Fendley, Marjorie W.

Marjorie W. Fendley, age 86, of Little Rock, AR died December 8, 2006. She was born in Briggsville, AR on July 4, 1920 to the late John Henry and Agnes Castleberry McBride. She lived in Little Rock for most of her adult life and worked at Economy Drug Company for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Bud Fendley; her son, John Clayburn Fendley; step-granddaughter, Karen Vaughn Richards; brother, Glenn McBride and two sisters, Roberta Briggs and Ann Evans.

She is survived by one grandson, Clay Fendley; two great grandsons, Ian and Henry Fendley of Little Rock, AR and two step great grandsons, T. J. and Cody Richards of North Little Rock.

Graveside service was December 11, 2006 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR with Rev. Ted Sullinger officiating. The family extends their sincere gratitude to Arkansas Hospice for their care and service, and a special thanks to Linda Cawley for her dedication and loving care to Mrs. Fendley. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 13, 2006)


Fennell, Maeren

Maeren Fennell, age 74, of Danville, AR died Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 7, 1926 in Booneville, AR to the late Nazer and Clondy Rogers Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. V. Fennell, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors are, one sister, Betty Tygart of Danville, AR and several nephews, nieces and friends.

Services were December 21, 2000 at the United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in National Cemetery at Ft. Smith, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 27, 2000)


Fenton, David Scott

David Scott Fenton, 18, of Briggsville died Friday, July 7, 2006, at his home. He was born April 10, 1988, in San Partricio County, Texas, and was a senior at Fourche Valley High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnnie Mae Orr and Lucy Rogers; and an uncle, Roger McDaniel.

Survivors include his parents, Jana and Johnny Scott of Briggsville and Randy and Vangie Fenton of Highland Village, Texas; two brothers, Bryce Fenton of Highland Village, TX and Brandyn Scott of Briggsville; three sisters, Avery and Kendal Fenton of Highland Village, TX and Brooklyn Scott of Briggsville; a stepsister, Harley Emery of Gilkey; maternal grandparents, Thomas C. McDaniel of Texas, Arlen and Frances Scott of Briggsville and Mark and Carolyn Chenowith of Bluffton; paternal grandparents, Rick and Pat Fenton and Gretta Arthur, all of Arkansas Pass, TX; uncles and aunts, Richard Fenton, Ronnie Fenton, Brandi Fenton, Cindy Charles, Thomas and Sherry McDaniel, all of Texas, and Michael Scott of Bluffton; a special great aunt, Dana Simmons of Texas; and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Roy Hines and the Rev. Stacy Lisenby officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 12, 2006)


Fergeson, James O. (Dr.)

Dr. James O. Fergeson, age 84, of Sarasota, Florida, formally of Havana died July 11, 2007 in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Fergeson was born in Havana, AR, March 8, 1923. He grew up in Yell County, graduated from Danville High School, Arkansas Tech at Russellville, and from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He served as a Flight Surgeon during WWII. After the war he went on to do a five year residency in general, thoracic, and vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he became a first assistant to Dr. Charles Mayo. He and his wife and son moved to Sarasota in 1956 where he practiced for more than 30 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Priestly Society, the Mayo Alumni Foundation, the University of Arkansas School of Medicine Alumni Association. Outside of medicine his interests included horses, golf, hunting, traveling, and music. After retirement he taught himself to play the violin and loved to attend fiddling events. As a youth in Danville he loved playing the guitar with friends. Until he could no longer ride, he was never without a horse. As a child at Havana he had a Shetland pony, and in Danville he delivered newspapers on a horse and loved riding with friends. He was a frequent competitor in the Missouri Fox Trotter Division and in the Florida State Fair. His son Jay said his father was proud of the fact that he made the cover of the Mayo Clinic's Alumni magazine several years ago. However, the article was not about his thirty years as a surgeon. The magazine focused on his Christmas tree farm in North Carolina. Dad said, "After all the thousands of operations I did, it took growing Christmas trees to get on the cover of the Mayo magazine, his son recalled with a chuckle. Devoted to his family, friends, and patients, Jim will be missed by all who knew him. The world is a much better place for his having been here. As a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, he always loved visiting the church and being friends when he was in Danville.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Mary Jim; his son James O. Jr. daughter-in-law Robyn; grandsons Matthew and Adam; sisters Katharine Keathley of Danville, AR and Virginia Morris, her husband Ottis C. of Ft. Smith, AR; nieces Mary Frances Brown, her husband Tom of Houston, TX and Linda Morgan, her husband A. L. of Danville, and nephew Major James Clinton Morris (serving in Iraq), his wife Bobbie Sue; a great nephews and nieces Elizabeth Brown, Austin, TX; Robert Brown of Houston, TX; Meredith Brown of Houston, TX; Ollie Morgan, Danville, AR; Paige and Alex Morris of Greenwood, AR.

He was preceded by his parents O. J. and Ovie Holland Fergeson, Danville, Arkansas.

Graveside Service will be held at the Havana Cemetery on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. with the Reverend Tom Sullinger, pastor of the Danville United Methodist Church officiating. He will be laid to rest near his parents and close by many family members. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the home of Mrs. R. C. (Katherine) Keathley, at 907 Cleveland St, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 26, 2007)


Fergeson, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Fergeson, age 27, of Havana, died at a Booneville hospital Monday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 7, 1947)


Fergeson, Thelma V.

Thelma V. Fergeson, born in Havana, AR. August 14, 1911, died January 1, 1999. She was the daughter of Victor and Elsie Wyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel, her parents and her brother, Franklin Wyer.

She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Watson, nieces and nephews, John Wyer, Judy Myers, Tom Watson and Amanda Watson; great nieces and nephews, Jason and Chad Wyer, Angela Villalobos, Michelle and Melissa Watson; great-great nieces and nephews, Johnny, Sara, Kyle and Nathan Wyer; many cousins, including Myrle Frazier of Danville and Wanda Pearce of Russellville. Cremation will take place and her ashes will be scattered as she had requested. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Visiting Nurses Agency of Western Arkansas, P. O. Box 35, Havana, AR. 72842. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 14th at 10:30 a. m. at the Danville United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 13, 1999)


Fergeson, Thelma Victoria

Thelma Victoria Fergeson, age 87, of Danville, AR. died Friday, January 1, 1999 at Brookridge Nursing Home in Morrilton, AR. She was born August 14, 1911, in Havana, AR. to the late Victor and Eloise Turner Wyer. She was a bookkeeper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Fergeson and a brother, Franklin Wyer.

Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Watson of Phoenix and several nieces and nephews. Her body was cremated. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 1999)


Ferguson, Billy Carl

Mr. Billy Carl Ferguson, age 56 of Bluffton, died Sunday, September 26 at his farm. He was born February 16, 1937 in Bluffton, AR to the late Lester B. and Dora Carpenter Ferguson. He was a former principal of the Winslow School District, teacher and coach at Fourche Valley Schools, a farmer and owner of Ferguson's Store at Bluffton for over 25 years. He was a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Mae Bennett Ferguson; two sons, Kevin Ferguson of Danville and Kerry Ferguson of Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Karen F. and Ronald Bruton of Little Rock; brother, S. A. Ferguson of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Mary F. Carroll of Little Rock and Betty F. Oliver of No. Little Rock; grandson Eric Bruton of Little Rock; granddaughter, Sarah Bruton of Little Rock and a host of friends.

Services are today, September 29, 1993 at 2:00 p. m. at the Bluffton Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Reed and Rev. John Herod. Interment will be in the Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers Coleman Metcalf, Garry Garner, Ray Storment, Joe Sivley, Harold Henderson, Harley Ferguson, Mitch Mabry. Hubert Willis. Memorial may be made to the Bluffton Baptist Church or the Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas 10/31/06)

Ferguson Found Dead On Bluffton Farm Billy Carl Ferguson, age 56, was found dead on his cattle farm after going to check his cattle, according to Yell County Sheriff Loyd Maughn. Ferguson left to check his cattle at 2:30 p. m. on September 26th, Maughn said, and when he failed to return at dark, his neighbors searched for him. Ferguson apparently suffered a heart attack, where his body was found in his pasture. Maughn said Ferguson's truck had broken down and he apparently had a heart attack walking out of his pasture. Ferguson was a lifelong businessman and ran a grocery store and gas station in Bluffton. Mike Cornwell, County Coroner, ruled the death was due to natural causes. See complete obituary on Page 2 of this issue). (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas 10/31/06)


Ferguson, Dora Carpenter

Mrs. Dora Carpenter Ferguson, age 84, a lifetime resident of Bluffton died Sunday, June 21, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock, AR. She was the widow of Lester B. Ferguson and the daughter of the late Silas and Susan Carpenter of Bluffton, AR. Since 1940 she has owned and operated Ferguson's store in Bluffton. She was well known throughout Yell County as a friendly business woman. Mrs. Ferguson had a deep love for farming and her friends. She was a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church having served as church pianist and raised two daughter who followed as church pianist. She was a member of the Gravelly Order of the Eastern Star -580. She was a Bluffton correspondant for the Yell County Record for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary F. Carroll of Little Rock and Betty F. Oliver of North Little Rock; two sons, Billy Carl Ferguson of Bluffton, AR and S. A. Ferguson of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Dexter Ballew of Springfield, OR, Hazel Smith of Rover and Lessie Rhoades of Danville; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 23 at the Bluffton Baptist Church with Rev. John Herod and Jesse Reed officiating. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Ferguson, Kerry Ferguson, Gregory Ferguson, Floyd Lyle Taylor, Ronald Bruton and Stan Evans. Memorials may be made to the Bluffton Cemetery or to the Bluffton Baptist Church. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 6/21/1992)


Ferguson, El Wanda

El Wanda Ferguson, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, October 28, 2004 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville, AR. She was born February 27, 1922 at Belleville, AR. She was a member of the Delaware First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Deward Ferguson and her mother, Lula Bertha Madden.

She is survived by three sons, Dalton Lee Ferguson of Hackett, AR, Ronald G. Ferguson of Knoxville, AR and John M. Ferguson of California; and a cousin, Glendon Madden of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral service was Monday at Delaware First Baptist Church with Rev. Wylie Jones officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Jim McMann, Steve Buckles, Paul Farnam, John Farnam, Frank Bell and Billy Farmer. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 3, 2004)


Ferguson, Erma

Erma Ferguson, age 82, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, formerly of Russellville, AR, passed away June 5, 2002 in Brea, CA.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Sue Razza and Naomi Clark of Diamond Bar, CA. Jill Mills of Oakland, CA.; sons, Paul Bragg of Danville, AR, and William Ferguson of Atwater Village, CA.; brother, Grady Freeman of Dover; niece, Posie Lis of Dover, AR and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial will be held June 29th at 11:00 a. m. at the Assembly of God Church in Lurton with graveside services immediately following at Tarlton Cemetery, Lurton, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 19, 2002)


Ferguson, Erma

Erma Ferguson, age 82, formerly of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Brea, Calif.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Bragg of Danville and William Ferguson of Atwater Village, Calif.; three daughters, Sue Razza and Naomi Clark of Diamond Bar, Calif. and Jill Mills of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Grady Freeman of Dover; a niece, Posie Lis of Dover; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorial service was Saturday in Lurton Assembly of God. Graveside service followed at Tarlton Cemetery at Lurton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 26, 2002)


Ferguson, Freda A.

Freda A. Ferguson, age 77, of Oklahoma City, OK died on September 17, 2001. She was born October 21, 1923 in Belleville, AR, daughter of the late John G. and Maggie McBride Ferguson. She was a retired teacher and a salesman for Bell telephone.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Charles Dayton, Daultoh Deward, John G. Jr. and Mack Ferguson.

Survivors include three brothers, Farris Ferguson of Boise, ID, Fred W. Ferguson, Dardanelle, AR and Pleze Ferguson of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Johnie Mae Voss of Dallas, TX and a host of nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was September 21 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. O. L. Kinsey officiating. Burial was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Robert, Michael, Eric and Ron Ferguson and Alex Voss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 26, 2001)


Ferguson, Gaynell

Mrs. Gaynell Ferguson, age 71, of Russellville died Saturday, July 19, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital. She attended Southside Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert H. Ferguson; her mother, Mrs. Artie Bates of Russellville, and a brother, Edward Hovis of Richmond, Calif.

Funeral was today at Shinn Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Norman. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Billie Don Hovis Jr. and Loren, Bill, Chris, Joey and Allen Hovis (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Ferguson, George A.

George A. Ferguson, of Tulsa, OK (formerly of Gravelly, AR) died November 18, 1988.

Services were held at Leonard Methodist Church, Leonard, OK Monday, November 21, 1988 with Ed Bateman officiating. Interment was at Bixby Cemetery, Bixby, OK. Those attending services were Dora Ferguson and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ferguson of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Oliver of Little Rock, S. A. Ferguson of Pine Bluff, Claudie Blagg and son Brezint of Dumas and Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Mabry of Chula. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 30, 1988)

Ferguson, Jazlyn Lee

Jazlyn Lee Ferguson, age 6, a resident of Russellville, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born August 29, 1999, at Dumas, Texas to Michael Lee and Melissa Dawn Burks Ferguson. She was a strong and brave little girl with a bubbly and sweet personality who always had a smile to share. She loved to color, play with dogs, go fishing, and play her Nintendo. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by great grandparents, T. L. and Geraldine King, Alfred Pitts, Hazel Black and Samuel Ferguson,

Survivors include her loving parents, Michael and Melissa Ferguson of Russellville; two brothers, Brandon Holt and Stephen Ferguson both of Russellville; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Carolyn Ferguson of Dumas, TX; maternal grandparents, Steve and Brenda Burks of Borger, Texas; paternal great grandmother, Nettie Pitts of Ola; maternal great grandparents, Bennie and Lola Burks of Borger, TX and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Saint John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Darrell Kobs officiating. Burial will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery near Centerville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Shane Alexander, Ryan Ferguson, David Ellis, Allen Pitts, Michael Pitts and Cary Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Becton and Dr. Richard Nicholas who were Jazlyn's doctors at the Arkansas Children's Hospital and Dr. Pramoda Mohapatra of Dumas, TX. Visitation will be from 7-8 p. m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Faith Support Ministry, PO Box 487, Cabot, AR, 72023. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 3, 2006)


Ferguson, Kenneth Reed

Kenneth Reed Ferguson went to be with his Lord June 24, 2011 at his residence in Ponca City, OK. Affectionately called "Big Kenny" or "Fergie" by family and friends he loved to testify, play guitar and sing of the faithfulness of God. He enjoyed travel, movies, museums, and a good meal with those he loved. He enjoyed life and loved to laugh at a good joke. Kenneth was born the youngest of eight siblings to William Samuel and Hazel Carpenter Ferguson in Dumas, TX, May 21, 1949. He was 64 years young or as he laughably put it "39." Kenneth attended grade school in Dumas, TX Jr. High and High School in Ola, AR where he played basketball from 1964-1969. He received a medical discharge from the Navy after serving from 1968- 1969. Kenneth married twice with both ending in divorce. He has two daughters and five grandchildren. Ken held a college degree in business administration working in construction and the oil field. He loved horses and everything that has to do with cowboy life. Ken was on the worship team at Word of Life Christian Center where he played bass guitar. He also attended Cowboy Church and Bro. Mikes gospel Jubilee all in Ponca City, OK.

Kenneth is survived by his sister, Rita and Bob Junk of Kaw City, OK; brother, Cecil and Susie Ferguson of Pampa, TX; sister, Rennie and Roger Minnich of St. Mary, OH; sister, Louella Packebush of Dumas, TX; brother, Jerry and Carolyn Ferguson of Dumas, TX; sister, Patricia Ann Summit of Ola, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including Kaye McCauley.

Kenneth was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Sam Ferguson who died in infancy; his parents; and two brothers-in- law. The family can be reached at 470-489-5046.

The family gathering will be Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville from 6-8 p.m. No graveside service is planned. In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. It was Ken's strong desire that everyone he came in contact with make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior. For all who loved him, he will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 29, 2011)

Ferguson, Kerry

Kerry Ferguson, age 38 of Gravelly, died Monday, June 26, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 5, 1970 in Danville, AR to Billy Carl and Jerry Garner Ferguson. He grew up in Fourche Valley, was a 1988 Danville High School graduate, and attended UALR and West-Ark College in Ft. Smith.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Carl Ferguson; grandparents, O. W. Garner (PaPa), Lester (Grandpa) and Dora Grandma) Ferguson; uncles, S. A. Ferguson and Thomas Carroll.

Survivors include his children, Kole, Kerra, and Kannon Ferguson of Gravelly; mother, Jerry Garner Ferguson of Gravelly; brother, Kevin Ferguson of Bluffton; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Ronald Bruton of Mt. Home, AR; mother of his children, Bobby Jo Kinsey of Dover; grandmother, Beatrice Garner Yeats of Dardanelle; aunts and uncles, Betty and Bob Oliver of North Little Rock, AR, Mary Carroll of Little Rock, AR, Rodney and Susan Garner of North Little Rock, AR, Garry and Shelia Garner of Harvey, Elizabeth Ferguson of Pine Bluff; sister-in-law, Vicky Ferguson of Havana; nieces and nephews, Eric, Sarah, Adam, and Rachel Bruton and Taylor Ferguson.

Graveside services were Friday, July 10, 2009 at Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton, AR. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Boys & Girls Club of Russellville Horticulture Dept. PO Box 1477, Russellville, AR 72811. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 15, 2009)


Ferguson, Kerry

Gravelly Man Is Found Dead -- The body of a Gravelly man, Kerry Ferguson, 38, was found on Monday, July 6, 2009, around 6:00 p. m. in a heavily wooded area near Gravelly. Ferguson was a native of Bluffton. Officers from the Yell County Sheriff s Department and Yell County Mounted Patrol located Fergusons body, which will be submitted to the Arkansas State Medical Examiners Office for determination of cause of death.

Officers had responded to the area to conduct a more thorough search, and located Fergusons body not far from the location where the victims family had found Fergusons vehicle late last week. Fergusons Cadillac was found in a field approximately 1/4 mile from Fergusons residence. Ferguson was reported missing by family members on July 1, 2009. He had last been seen on June 26, 2009. The Sheriff s Department said in a news release that authorities had no reason to suspect foul play at this time. According to Detective Heath Tate of the Yell County CID, 14 persons from the Yell County Sheriff s Department and Yell County Mounted Patrol assisted in the search in the Mulberry Road area approximately one mile from Gravelly. Yell County Deputy Coroner Donna Wells said the body was found face down in a very heavily wooded area about 300 yards east of the car. Deputies secured the scene, and Detectives Heath Tate and Lora Beasley, Crime Scene Specialist for Yell County, worked the area where the body was found. Detective Tate stated that the wooded area was so thick that a trail out had to be cut with chainsaws to remove the body. During the search, Ferguson was described as being 61 tall, approximately 225 lbs. with short brown hair and a goatee. Fergusons body has been sent to Little Rock for an autopsy.

He is survived by his mother, Jerry W. Ferguson and his children, Kole, Kerra, and Kannon Ferguson of Gravelly, and their mother Bobye Kinsey of Dover, his brother Kevin Ferguson, of Bluffton, sister, Karen Ferguson of Mt. Home, and his grandmother Beatrice Garner Yeats of Dardanelle Nursing Center, and uncles and aunts Garry and Sheila Garner of Harvey, Rodney and Susan Garner, Betty and Bob Oliver of NLR, and Mary Carroll of LR.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy C. Ferguson. See next weeks Record for full obituary. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009)


Ferguson, Lester Bland

Lester Bland Ferguson, age 64 of Bluffton, died at a Russellville hospital August 2nd. He was a farmer, a Master Mason and a member of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Carpenter Ferguson; two sons, S.A. Ferguson of Pine Bluff and Billy Carl Ferguson of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Wolfe of Little Rock and Mrs. Betty Oliver of Helena; one brother, George Ferguson of Leonard, OK., four sisters, Mrs. Lou Findley of Santa Barbara, CA., Mrs. Velma Willis of Leonard, OK., Mrs. Gladys Ferguson of Bluffton and Mrs. Clela Louvete of Santa Barbara, CA.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral Services were at the Bluffton Baptist Church August 4th. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1963)

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