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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)


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)

Ellars, Mark John

Mark John Ellars, 64, of Mt. George died June 21 at a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired painting contractor and had lived in New York before moving to Mt. George in 1959. He was a veteran and a member of the Centerville Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elina Peterson Ellars; one son, Mark Ellars Jr. of Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, Ray Ellars of Long Island; a sister, Mrs. G.C. May of Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Centerville Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Johnson. Bunal was in Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 29, 1967)

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)


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