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Flurry, Thomas Elbert "Buck"

FORT SMITH - Thomas Elbert "Buck" Flurry, 68, Delaware, died April 25, 1981 at St. Edward's Hospital. He was a native of Delaware, a son of the late Thomas and Lizzie Flurry, a retired farmer and member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Wurst Flurry; three sons, Keith Flurry, Delaware. Tom Flurry, Russellville, and Henry Dixon, Paris; three daughters, Mrs. Katharine Cleaver, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Kay Daughdoriall, Brookhaven, Miss. and Mrs. Marsha Jordan, Odessa, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ona Wilson, Hartman, and Mrs. Edna Thompson, New Elaine; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 pm April 27 at the Delaware Assembly of God Church. Burial at the Mount Zion Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 4/25/1981)


Flurry, William H.

Mr. William H. Flurry, aged 70, died suddenly at the family home near Delaware at 7:00 o clock Sunday evening, February 24, 1946. Funeral services, with the impressive rites of the Masonic fraternity, of which he had long been a zealous member, were held at 2:30 o clock Tuesday afternoon, the funeral sermon being delivered by Rev. E. W. Faulkner, Pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial, under direction of the Cornwell Funeral Home, was in the family plot in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Flurry was born and reared near Dardanelle, and until his retirement a few years ago had spent his entire life in agriculture, being recognized as an outstanding farmer and stock raiser. He was a man of honor and integrity and was held in high esteem by his neighbors and a large circle of friends.

Mr. Flurry is survived by his wife and six children, four sons, Roscoe, Wilson and Hazen, of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Edward, of the U. S. Army, now en-route home from duty in Japan; and two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Prince and Mrs. O. L. Jay, both of Oklahoma City, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/24/1946)


Flurry, William H.

Mr. William H. Flurry, aged 70, died suddenly at the family home near Delaware at 7:00 o clock Sunday evening, February 24, 1946. Funeral services, with the impressive rites of the Masonic fraternity, of which he had long been a zealous member, were held at 2:30 o clock Tuesday afternoon, the funeral sermon being delivered by Rev. E. W. Faulkner, Pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial, under direction of the Cornwell Funeral Home, was in the family plot in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Flurry was born and reared near Dardanelle, and until his retirement a few years ago had spent his entire life in agriculture, being recognized as an outstanding farmer and stock raiser. He was a man of honor and integrity and was held in high esteem by his neighbors and a large circle of friends.

Mr. Flurry is survived by his wife and six children, four sons, Roscoe, Wilson and Hazen, of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Edward, of the U. S. Army, now en-route home from duty in Japan; and two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Prince and Mrs. O. L. Jay, both of Oklahoma City, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 2-28-1946)


Flurry, William Roscoe

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - William Roscoe Flurry, age 72, Oklahoma City, Okla. died September 13, 1981 at Doctors General Hospital. He was a retired grocer and a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Rancho Village Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Icy Modean Parker Flurry; a brother, Wilson Flurry, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Bernice Prince arid Jewel Jay, Oklahoma City, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.

Services were September 16 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chenowith officiating, interment was at Graves Cemetery (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 9/13/1981)


Flynn, Marjorie Linton

Marjorie Linton Flynn died Thursday, February 4, 2010 at her home in Belleville, AR. She was born in Anniston, AL March 27, 1944, the daughter of the late Dr. James Theron Flynn, Jr., and the late Mrs. Margaret Henderson-Todd Linton. She graduated in 1962 from Moultrie High School, Moultrie, GA, received Cum Laude B. S. from Florida State University, 1965, Tallahassee, FL, received M. S. from the University of Colorado, 1971, Boulder, CO. She taught junior high school for 33 years in Lakeland, FL, Boulder, CO, and Northglenn, CO. She retired in 1998. She enjoyed outdoor activities and travel, and loved teaching

She is survived by her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. (Jean Flynn) Brown, Thomasville, GA and brother, James Theron Flynn III and wife Daryl, Orlando, FL, two nieces and two nephews and her best friend and dear family friend, Glenda Martinez.

Her request was to be cremated. Marge's request was, "Please pass on the joy of learning to all you meet. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 10, 2010)


Follis, Thelma

Thelma Follis, age 92, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born March 10, 1912 at Liverpool, NY, the daughter of the late Roy and Grace Walters Switts. She was a graduate of Liverpool High School and worked as a Practical Nurse and cook. She was a 50-year member and past matron of the Morning Star Order of the Eastern Star at Marcellus, NY, a member of Daughters of America and was active in the Navarino (NY) Methodist Church for 50 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, George Monroe Griffin and George Follis.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Peggy Griffin of Dardanelle, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Jim Roberts of Billings, MT; a step-daughter and husband, June and Richard Edinger of Timberton, NM; two brothers, Richard Switts of Falling Waters, WV and Bill Switts of Scotia, NY; two sisters, Rita Omer of Syracuse, NY and Lona Meis of Jordan, NY; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral will be Wednesday at Marcellus, NY with burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery at Navarino, NY by Norris Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church building fund, 100 North Second, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Local arrangement by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 31, 2004)


Fomby, Orpha Lee Blake

Orpha Lee Blake Fomby, 78, of Ashdown, died Monday, March 17, 1997. She was born April 9, 1918 in Pottsville, AR to Sid and Eva Blake. She was raised in Plainview, AR and graduated from Plainview High School (Plainview-Rover) in 1936. She moved to Ashdown in 1939 upon marriage to Thomas Earl Fomby, who preceded her in death. During World War II she worked in the Arkansas OrdNance Plant at Jacksonville and was a telephone operator in Ashdown. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Strange Furniture Co and was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Ashdown, serving as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, vacation Bible school volunteer and a longtime choir member.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Blake and Nancy Fomby of Dallas; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Blake Fomby of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Ann Walkup of Perryville, AR, Eva Jo Biggs of Ashdown, AR and Helen Wolf of Oronogo, MO; brother-in-law, Wesley Strange of Ashdown and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service was held at the Ashdown Cemetery by Rev. Scott Shafer. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in her memory to the First United Methodist Church of Ashdown. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 26, 1997)


Forbis, Nellie Mitchell (Mrs.)

Mrs. Nellie Mitchell Forbis, aged 76, of Belleville Rt. 1 died in the hospital at Danville Sunday, July 23. She was a native of Ashland, Mo. and had lived in Yell County 18 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors are her husband, C. E. Forbis; one daughter, Mrs. Mitchell Allyne of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Symara Goss of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 27, 1961)

Ford, Carl Richard

Mr. Carl Richard Ford, age 67, of Searcy, Arkansas died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Batesville. He was born March 1, 1941 at Topeka, Kansas, the son of Carl F. and Mettie (Boyd) Ford. He enjoyed camping and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Heck; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret (Childers) Ford; two sons, Carl Franklin & Angela Ford of Corpus, Christie, Texas and Earl & Sandy Ulmer of Danville, Arkansas; one daughter, Marie & Justin Reed of Russellville, Arkansas; one brother, Larry Ford of Walcott; one sister, Lil Lester of Locust Grove, Arkansas; and five grandchildren, Kevin Ulmer, Nicholas Reed, Deric Ford, Aaron Ulmer and Brandon Ford.

Funeral services are 10:00 a. m. Wednesday at Jackson's Newark Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Blue Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Reed, Deric Ford, Kevin Ulmer, Aaron Ulmer, Terry Marshall, Dean Marshall, and Timothy Marshall. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 11, 2009)


Ford, Henry

Henry Ford Dies Monday... Henry Ford, founder of the greatest family-owned industrial empire the world has known, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home in Dearborn, Mich. Monday night, at the age of 84. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 10, 1947)


Ford, Iva Mae (Keener)

Iva Mae Ford, 78, St. Joseph, Mo., died Thursday, September 27, 2007. She was born November 1, 1928, in Russellville. She married Herman H. Ford December 7, 1946, in Russellville. Mrs.

Ford was preceded in death by her husband and her parents, John B. and Bessie Bowden Keener.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda J. Manning of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Ronald Ford of Liberty, Mo., Donald Ford of Russellville and Timothy Ford of St. Joseph; her sister, Lela Robertson of Conway; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m.

Monday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum at a later date. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on September 29, 2007)

Ford, Mary Ann

Mrs. Mary Ann Ford, age 89, died in a Hot Springs hospital, April 5. She has lived in and near Plainview most of her life and was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tennessee Adams of Upland, Calif, and Mrs. Rosalie Reed of Coal Hill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 14, 1960)


Ford, Mary Ann (Tedder)

Mrs. Mary Ann Ford, age 89, died in a Hot Springs hospital, April 5. She has lived in and near Plainview most of her life and was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tennessee Adams of Upland, Calif, and Mrs. Rosalie Reed of Coal Hill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 14, 1960) Editor's NOTE: A family member, Rose Parks, has sent additional information to add to the obituary for Mrs. Ford. Her maiden name was Tedder: daughter of Robert F. Tedder amd Georgianne McCurley. She was the wife of Jonas L. Ford. Mrs. Ford's information in the Yell County Cemeteries Index for Salem Cemetery is incorrect. She is the wifeof Jonas L. Ford, nothis sister. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 14 Apr 1960, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Ford, Siddie Griffin

Siddie Griffin Ford, died July 10, 2008 at her home in Dothan, AL. Siddie was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband of 42 years. With quiet determination, homespun humor an iron will, and devout faith, she demonstrated all of the positive characteristics of the "Greatest Generation". She epitomized the Southern Christian lady.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Lewis Ford; her parents; sister, two brothers; and a granddaughter, Karen B. Hunt.

Survivors include a son, Luther Ford of Danville, AR; a daughter, Betty Drake and Crawford of Dothan, AL; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services, officiated by her grandson, Dr. Web Drake, were conducted on July 14th in Starkville, MS. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 16, 2008)


Ford, Vernon Chester

Vernon Chester Ford, age 85 of Gravette, AR formerly of Rover, AR died Saturday, September 25, 1999 at the Gravette Medical Center Hospital in Gravette. He was born June 28, 1914 in Stuttgart, AR son of the late A. H. and Mary Alice Stone Ford. He was a graduate of Illinois State College in Jacksonville, IL, where he was a four year football letterman and captain his senior year. He received his masters in education in 1950 from the University of Arkansas. He retired as superintendent from Plainview-Rover schools in 1979, then retired again after serving as administrator for Fourche Valley School. In the past he had also coached and had served in education for 42 years. He was a member of the Yell County Retired Teachers and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, 5 moths and 5 days, Virginia Harris Ford who died on November 4, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Harris Ford of Gravette and Robert H. Ford of Pensacola, FL; one daughter, Patricia Ann Savage of Gravette; one brother, Donald Ford of Nilwood, IL; four sisters, Lucille Hermon of Springfield, IL, Vivian Falke of Seminole, FL, Virgie Dudley of Little Rock, AR and Marie Clifton of Stuttgart, AR; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 10:00 a. m. at the Plainview United Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. John Zolk officiating. Burial will be in the Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover, AR. Pallbearers will be Bill Lansden, Ronald Knight, Larry Gayhart, Donnie Emerson, Gary Morrison, Phillip Walker. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)


Ford, Virginia Harris

Virginia Harris Ford, age 73, of Rover, AR passed away Monday, November 4, 1996 at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, AR. She was born in Rover, AR January 31, 1923, daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Crownover Harris. She was a retired bookkeeper and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Vernon C. Ford; two sons, Donald Harris Ford of Gravette and Robert H. Ford of Pensacola, FL; one daughter, Patricia Ann Savaage of Gravette; one brother, Lathelle Harris of Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Maxine Countz of Ola and Wave Chitwood of Danville; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held November 6 at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Burial was in Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-13-1996)


Forrest, Carl "Mac"

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Carl "Mac" Forrest, age 47, of San Francisco, Calif. formerly of Plainview, died Monday, June 2, 1986 at his home. He was the son of the late Mrs. Carl Dean Dowen Forrest.

Survivors include his father, Charlie G. Forrest of Plainview; two brothers, Bob and Troy Lee Forrest of Plainview; a sister, Ann Beasley of Paris, and several nephews and nieces.

A memorial service was held Saturday at First Baptist Church at Plainview by the Rev. Bill Storts. Burial was in California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Forrest, Carl Mac

Carl Mac Forrest, age 47, of San Francisco, CA, formerly of Plainview, died Monday, June 2, 1986 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Dean (Dawnen) Forrest of Plainview.

Survivors include his father, Charlie G. Forrest; two brothers, Bob and Troy Lee Forrest of Plainview; one sister, Ann Beasley of Paris.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 a. m. at the Plainview First Baptist Church by Rev. Bill Storts. Burial was in California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6-11-1986)


Forrest, Charlie

Charlie Forrest, age 84, a resident of Plainview, AR died Sunday, April 30, 1995 at Chambers Memorial Hospital hi Danville, AR. He was born on September 5, 1910 at Scott County, AR to Foster and Floye E. Peeler Forrest. He was a cabinet maker and retired Free Will Baptist minister. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carl Dean Downen Forrest, one son, Carl Mack; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors are two sons, Bob and Troy Forrest both of Plainview; one daughter, Beatrice Ann Beasley of Paris, AR; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Forrest of Plainview and Odell Forrest of Ola; one sister, Flora Keener of Russellville and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services May 2 at the graveside at New Bethel Cemetery at Plainview, AR officiated by Rev. Scott Miller and assisted by Rev. Monroe Hunt. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary were great-grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5-3-1995)


Forrest, Euda Mae

Euda Mae Forrest, age 89 of Plainview, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born November 4, 1919 in Vian, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Dolphie and Muncie Jackson Furr. She was a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there for many years. Euda Mae lived most of her life in the Plainview and Nimrod area. She was active in her church, community and with family and friends. She was happiest on the farm tending to her cows and garden. She also enjoyed sharing the fruits of her labor, especially in the form of pecan pie, pound cake and sewing projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years, Odell Forrest; son, Randall Forrest; two grandsons, Tim Potter and Travis Vaught, and four brothers, L. D. Eugene, Don and Rassie Furr.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and David Purtle of Braselton, Georgia, Becky and Michael Vaught of Conway, Janet and Steve Cousins of El Dorado; daughter-in-law, Martha Forrest, Dardanelle; eight grandchildren, and spouses, Michael Ray Potter, Brian and Ryna Purtle, Russ and Angie Forrest, Randee Kay and Brad Cunningham, Darla and Jonathan Landers, David and Ann Cousins, Sarah Cousins, Erin Cousins; eleven great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Jerri Skinkey of Little Rock and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Services were Tuesday, May 26 at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Mike Ault and Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery Pallbearers were Michael Potter, Bobby Potter, David Cousins, Brian Purtle, Logan Purtle, and Jonathan Landers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 27, 2009)


Forrest, James Foster

James Foster Forrest, age 65, died Thursday, March 4, at his home. He was the son of the late Foster and Floy Peeler Forrest. He was a member of the Free Pentecost Church, and was a road construction and timber worker.

Survivor include his, wife, Mrs. Mozell Forrest; four sons, Jimmie and Phillips Forrest of Bossier City, La. and Jerry and Stanley Forrest of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Brewer of Independence, Mo., Mrs. Rebecca Miller of Russellville and Misses Elizabeth and Mary Forrest of the home; three brothers, Charlie & Odell Forrest of Plainview, and Roy Forrest of Highland. Mich. three sisters, Mrs. Carl Partin and Mrs. Fay Magness of Russellville, and Mrs. Earl Keener of Hot Springs, and three grandchildren.

Funeral was held at Salem Church. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 3-11-1971)


Forrest, Johnnie Lee

Johnnie Lee Forrest, age 85, of Plainview, AR died Sunday, April 13, 2003 at her home. She was born December 8, 1917 at Birta, AR the daughter of the late Jim and Josephine Barnett Storment.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Forrest; three brothers, Ray, J. C. and Carl Storment; two sisters, Dee Mill and Ruby Sloan and a granddaughter, Lisa Berkey Garcia.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Dennis Berkey of Howell, MI and Gail and Russell Welker of Perryville, AR; two brothers, Harold Storment of Detroit, MI and Thomas Storment of Birta, AR; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p. m. at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Plainview by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Lawrence Reynolds, Richard Gililland, Mike Shepherd, Jerry Forrest, Doug Forrest and Troy Lee Forrest. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 16, 2003)


Forrest, Mary Elizabeth Crabill

Mary Elizabeth Crabill Forrest, age 93, of the Gilkey Community died Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 20, 1911 in Tom Book, VI to the last Samuel and Daisy Will Crabill. She was a mother and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Forrest; three brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vernell and Edward Bryant of Gilkey; two grandchildren, Steve Bryant of Dardanelle, AR and Sandra and Jim King of Gilkey; five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service was February 15, 2005 at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview, AR with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 16, 2005)


Forrest, Mozell

Mozell Forrest, age 67, of Russellville, formerly of Plainview, AR, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Russellville. She was born on May 9, 1930, at Belleville, AR (Yell County) to the late Isaac Newton and Irene Harkey Adaire. She was the widow of James Foster "Jim" Forrest and was a member of the Ola Assembly, of God, having served as a Sunday School teacher and as the church secretary treasurer. She was a former Customer Service Officer for the First State Bank of Ola, having worked there for more than thirteen years, and was a member of the National Association of Bank Women now Financial Women International).

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Storment.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Crickett Forrest of Tulsa, OK, Phillip and Mary Lou Forrest of Plainview, AR, Jerry and Theresa Forrest of Cabot, AR and Stan and Lori Forrest of Springdale, AR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Vernon Brewer of Joplin, MO, Becky and Bob Ellison of Russellville, AR, Liz and Ron Dreadin of Kilgore, TX acid Mary and Larry Douthit of Venus, TX; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Ophelia and Elgie Whitlow of Plainview, AR, Pauline and Bill Whitlow of Amarillo, TX and Lawrence Storment of Carlsbad, NM; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was June 5 at the Ola Assembly of God with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery at Plainview. Active pallbearers were James Bata, Troy Whitlow, Jeff Montgomery, Bob Forrest, Troy Lee Forrest and Doug Forrest. Honorary past and present employees of First State Bank of Plainview & Ola. Memorials may be made to the Ola Assembly of God, Ola, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 11, 1997)


Forrest, Odell M.

Mr. Odell M. Forrest, age 81, of Kingston Community, Yell County, AR died Friday, March 7, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born September 4, 1915 in the Kingston Community to the late Foster G. and Floy Peeler Forrest. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, a farmer and cattlemen, he was a past member and director of the Yell County Farm Bureau and he and his family were a past Yell County Farm Family of the year.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randell Forrest, a grandson, Timothy Potter, three brothers, Jim, Charlie and Vernon Forrest and two sisters, Nelia Magness and Jewel Partin.

Survivors include his wife, Euda Mae Furr Forrest; three daughters, Judy Purtle of Springdale, AR, Becky Vaught of Conway, AR and Janet Cousins of El Dorado, AR; a brother, Roy Forrest of Plainview; a sister, Flora Keener of Russellville, AR; nine grandchildren, Michael Potter, Brian Purtle, Russ and Randee Kay Forrest, Darla and Travis Vaught, David, Sarah and Erin Cousins; six great grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.

Services was March 10 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. I Bennie Foster and Rev. Darryl Harris officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Randy Furr, Doug and Mitch Forrest, Danny King, Bud Potter and Brian Purtle. Memorials may be made to the Randell Forrest Scholarship Fund at the First State Bank in Plainview, P. O. Box 227, Plainview, AR 72857. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 1997)


Forrest, Randell

Randell Forrest, age 45, of Plainview, AR died Sunday, January 9, 1994, at his home. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a member, Deacon and Sunday School teacher at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Yell County Cattleman's Association and board member of the Yell County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Texas Cattle Feeder's Association, and a member of the ASCS Board. He was a graduate of the U of A School of Agriculture.

He is survived by: his wife, Martha Forrest of the home; a son, Russ Forrest of the home; a daughter, Randee Kay Forrest of the home; his parents, Odell and Euda Mae Forrest of Plainview and three sisters, Judy Purtle of Springdale, AR, Rebeccah Vaught, Conway, AR and Janey Cousins of El Dorado, AR. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 1994 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. W. K. Roach, and, assisted by Mr. Joe Dawson and by Rev. Bennyy Foster.

A private burial will be at the New Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Home of Ola. Memorials may be made to Randell Forrest Memorial Agri. Scholarship Fund at 1st State Bank of Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 12, 1994)

Forrest, Roy

Roy Forrest, age 80 of Plainview, Arkansas, died Friday, April 21, 2000. He was born in Plainview on November 2, 1919 to the late Foster Green and Floy Elizabeth Peeler Forrest. He was a retired farmer, a World War II Army veteran, and attended the Ola Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Anne Berkey Garcia; five brothers, Jim Forrest, Verman Forrest, Charlie Forrest, Odell Forrest and infant brother, Daniel Forrest, two sisters, Nellie Magness and Jewell Partin

Survivors wife, Johnnie Lee Storment Forrest, two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Lee and Dennis Wayne Berkey, Howell, Michigan, Gail Beth and Russell Lavan Welker, Nimrod, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Michael Wayne and Kimberly Marie Berkey, Montrose, MI, Jacob Ryan Berkey, Davie, Florida; Sarah Elizabeth and Jonathan Robert Sutherland, Conway, AR. Phoebe Leighanna Welker, Nimrod, AR. one great-granddaughter, Katherine Marie Berkey, Montrose, MI; one sister, Flora Mae Keener, Russellville, AR; several nephews and nieces. Pallbearers Bob Forrest, Philip Forrest, Troy Lee Forrest, Doug Forrest, Earl Keener, James Russell Partin

Funeral services were held Monday, April 24, 2:00 p. m. at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev, Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery, Plainview. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 26, 2000)


Forrest, Troy Lee

Troy Lee Forrest, age 77, of Plainview died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home. He was born November 29, 1936 at Kingston to the late Charlie Glee and Carl Dean Downen Forrest. He attended the Plainview First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Donna Bolton Forrest of Plainview; children, Mitchell and Marilyn Forrest of Plainview, Douglas and Sharon Forrest of Plainview, Denise of Dardanelle; grandchildren, Kelly Forrest and wife Shelly of Plainview, Ashley Weaver and husband Mark of Dardanelle, Matt Forrest of Plainview, Preston Forrest and wife Kishea of Casa, Meredith Forrest of Plainview, Jacob Adkison of California, Emily Adkison of Dardanelle, twelve great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. A special Thanks to Arkansas Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Plainview First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Yates officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are 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 Nov 19, 2014)

Forrest, Vernon John

Vernon John Forrest, aged 52, of Ola Rt. 1, died at Little Rock, July 26, 1960 with a heart attack. He was a construction worker and a lifelong resident of Yell County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Forrest; one daughter, Vernel Bryant of Rt. 1, Ola; his mother, Mrs. Floy Forrest of Hot Springs; four brothers, Jim of Parks, Charley of Plainview, Odell of Ola Rt. I and Roy of Capac, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Partin of Chickalah, Nelia Magness of Russellville and Mrs. Flora Keener of Hot Springs; and one grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1960)


Forrester, Irene Anglin

Mrs. Irene Anglin Forrester, age 39, passed away at her home in Havana Sunday afternoon, April 4, 1954. She had been in bad health for several months but had only been in bed two day at the time of her death.

She is survived by her son, Dan, of the home, her mother and two brothers, John of Oklahoma City and Garland of Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, April 15, 1954)


Forrester, John B.

John B. Forrester, born in Havana, AR on November 27, 1918, the youngest son of Marvin and Minnie Forrester and the grandson of Robert Harrison Forrester and Sabra Cargyle, died on September 5th 2006 in San Clemente, CA. "John Bob" as he was known growing up in Yell County, left Havana and joined the U. S. Navy at the start of World War II. He was assigned to duty on the USS Dewey, a destroyer, for the duration of the war in the Pacific. After the war, he was stationed in Southern California and later made this his permanent home. He left the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer but didnt stray too far physically from that career; he became a civilian contractor at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station near Santa Ana, CA and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station just north of San Diego, CA.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Deana Forrester of Corona, CA; his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve Bailey of Southgate, WA; his nephew, Matthew Oates of Hollister, CA, son of Ila Forrester Oates and his family; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Throughout the years, he remained in contact with his family in Arkansas and leaves behind several cousins in Arkansas and Oklahoma E. C. Torbett of Fayetteville, Elizabeth Diane Johnson of Bentonville, Eldon Forrester, John Forrester and Diane Forrester Acree all of Midwest City, OK and Barbara Forrester Schwarz of Ukon, OK.

He was interred at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 20, 2006)


Forrester, Johnny Bob

Johnny Bob Forrester died September 5, 2006 in San Clemente, CA. He was born November 27, 1918, the son of the late Marvin and Minnie Forrester. He was a veteran in the Navy during WWII.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Deana Forrester; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve Bailey; several grand and great-grandchildren and relatives and friends.

Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery September 11, 2006. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 27, 2006)


Forrester, Ledain

Pvt. Ledain Forrester Re-Buried at Havana - Services were conducted at the Havana cemetery last Thursday for Pvt. Ledain Forrester, whose body was returned from the Paestum Cemetery, Mt. Soprano, Italy, for re-burial.

Services were conducted by Rev. Billy Dennis. Pvt. Forrester was born at Havana on July 1, 1913, where he attended school and lived until his enlistment in die Army on December 9, 1942. He was assigned to Battery B, 26th Field Artillery, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., and was sent overseas to the North African Theatre. He was killed in action on August 7, 1943, only eight months after he had enlisted.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Forrester, a sister, Ila Oates, and two brothers, Edwin and Bob, all of Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 25, 1948)


Foshee, Foye Florene

Foye Florene Foshee, 73, of Driggs, AR passed away July 14, 2009 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born in Driggs September 29, 1935 to the late Otha (Jack) and Mattie C. Johnson. For thirty-nine years, she worked as office manager at the Ace Comb plant in Booneville. After her retirement, she was dedicated to taking care of others. She was a member of the Heritage Addition Church of Christ in Booneville. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert William Foshee; a brother, Coy E. Johnson; mother-in-law, Flora Foshee; brothers-in-law, Velbert and Jeff Foshee; nephews, Mike Cameron, Jessie Cameron, and Paul Stanberry.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana Foshee of Driggs; four sisters, Ima Faye Beck and husband Gene, Betty Cameron and husband Marvin all of Magazine, Hazel Foster and husband Johnny of Havana, Pauline Stanberry and husband Larry of Mt. George; brothers-in-law, Neal Foshee of Magazine, J. W. Foshee and wife Frankie of Idabelle, OK; sisters-in-law, Yvonne McGuire and husband Bobby of Rochester, NY, Jeanette McMurtry and husband Jr. of Paris, and Judy Foshee of Magazine; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Tom Beggs, Johnny Foster, Gene Beck, Marvin Cameron, Larry Stanberry and Jr. McMurtry. Honorary pallbearers were Neal Foshee, Johnny Moody, and Roy Kelm.

Funeral service was Friday, July 17, 2009 at Booneville Funeral Service Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery near Driggs under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service of Booneville. Online guestbook www.boonevillefuneralservice.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009)


Foss, Anna J.

Anna J. Foss, age 52, of Hannibal, MO, a native of Plainview, AR died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. She was born October 17, 1951, the daughter of the late Elton Willard. She was a musician and woodworker and attended Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra, MO.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher R. Foss; a son, Jeffery Taylor of Little Rock, AR; two daughters, Sarah Millard of Dardanelle, AR and Jessica Wright of Conway, AR; a step-son, Daniel Foss of the home; a step-daughter, Nicolette Foss of the home; her mother and step-father, Chloe and L. O. Smith of Plainview, AR; a brother, Harry Willard of Russellville, AR; a sister, Mary Reid of Russellville, AR and a grandchild, Kyle Taylor.

Memorial service will be held March 13, 2004 at 2 p. m. at Mission Hill Baptist Church at Palmyra, MO with Pastor Ken Lewis officiating. Arrangements by James O'Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2004)


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