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Flinn, Dorothy Lousie

Mrs. Dorothy Lousie Flinn, age 66, of Dardanelle died September 9, 1986 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was a housewife and native of PA.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Musko of Dardanelle and Danny Musko of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were September 12 at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Redman Eubanks officiating. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-17-1986)


Flinn, Dorothy Lousie

Mrs. Dorothy Lousie Flinn, age 66, of Dardanelle died September 9, 1986 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was a housewife and native of PA.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Musko of Dardanelle and Danny Musko of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were September 12 at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Redman Eubanks officiating. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 9/9/1986)


Flint, Donna Lou (Ferguson)

Donna Lou Flint, 48, of Dumas, passed away on May 3, 2015.

A Memorial Service was held Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Temple Baptist Church. Donna was born December 10, 1966, in Dardenelle, AR to Jerry and Carolyn (Pitts) Ferguson. She married Gary Flint on October 2003, in Dumas.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and a niece, Jazlyn Ferguson.

Donna is survived by her husband, Gary, of the home; two daughters, Shannon Ritcheson (John) and Chrystal Lane; step-children: Greg Flint (Erin), Christy Garza (Eddie), Missy Haba (Travis) , Felicia Flint: sister: Connie Slagle of Dumas; brother: Mike Ferguson (Melissa); her parents: Jerry and Carolyn Ferguson; and thirteengrandchildren. The family suggests memorials be to Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 13, 2015)

Flippin, Anna Sue

Anna Sue Flippin, age 71 of Little Rock, AR died Saturday, July 7, 2001.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dow and Mary Helen Miller Caldwell and her husband, Billy E. Flippin.

She is survived by two daughters, Karla (Loyd) Thurber of Little Rock, AR and Sheri (Joe) Clark of Beebe, AR; five granddaughters; three grandsons; two great grandchildren; her step-mother Mary Caldwell of Belleville, AR., three sisters, Mary Louise (Jack) Keck, Kenia, AK, Frances Walker, Benton, AR and Carol (Bob) Duncan, Belleville; one brother Dale Caldwell, San Antonio, TX; maternal aunt, Alice Mayberry of Dexter, MO; uncles Hugh Milller, Flint, MI, Lester Miller, Bernie MO and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service at Ft Smith National Cemetery on July 13 2001 under the direction of Fentree Mortuary, Ft. Smith, (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 1, 2001)


Flood, Clarence

Mr. Clarence Flood, age 73, of Perryville, AR, died Friday, March 13, 1998. He was born June 3, 1924 in Hazen, AR, a son of Edward I. Flood and Donnilee Foster Flood. He was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son, Terry Eugene Flood of Houston, TX, four daughters, Kay Palmer of Conway, AR, Carolyn Whitlow and Sharon Johnson both of Plainview, AR and Pat Lusk of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Juanita Boyce and Peggy Miller both of Plainview, AR; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 16 at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel in Morrilton by Bro. Dean Hicks. Burial was in the Birta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donnie Meredith, Brian Meredith, Mathew Whitlow, Ty Whitlow, Eric Flood and Robert Montgomery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 18, 1998)


Flournoy, Marilyn Sue

Marilyn Sue Flournoy, age 65 of Ola, died Monday, May 14, 2007 at her home. She was born October 10, 1941 at Ola to Wiley Lee and Vera Mae Foster Hayes. She was a truck driver while living in Oklahoma and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ola Chapter #386.

She is preceded in death by her father, Wiley Lee Hayes.

Survivors include her mother, Vera Hayes of Ola; daughter, Vickie Savage of Ola; sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan Glen and Brenda Shepherd of Atkins, Anthony and Melinda Shepherd of Pottsville, Danny and Genie Shepherd of Centerville; sister, Mildred Butler of Butler, MS; fifteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Centerville Baptist Church with Bro. James Whitlock officiating. Interment was in Petillo Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Pallbearers were Calvin Horton, O. J. Williams, Edward Green, Chad Brock, Jackie Dan Williams and Eric Brock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 23, 2007)


Flowers, Claude G.

Claude G. Flowers was born in 1883 at Whitewright, Texas. He died Tuesday, March 30, 1948 at 4:20 p. m. and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Flowers, and four sons and two foster daughters, W. H. Flowers, San Diego, CA; Newman Flowers, Mountain View, CA; Joe Flowers, Merced, CA; James Flowers, Planada, CA; Mrs. Clara Leary, Oakland, CA; Mrs. Dura Collis, Merced, CA and one sister, Mrs. Alice Bell, Munday, TX. He has nine grand children and two foster grand children.

Mr. Flowers was converted at the age of 18 and joined the Southern Missionary Church at that time. He led a Christian life from that time until he died. He was ordained a deacon in 1910. He was active in church work until his health broke in 1943 and was an ideal husband and father.

Funeral Services were held at Hope Chapel, March 31 by Rev. George Findley of Havana with Cornwell Funeral Home at Danville in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 8, 1948)


Flowers, Infant

A death angel came March 10 and took the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Flowers, (nee Ruby Capps) Cedar Creek West. The infant was born March 9.

Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1940)

Flowers, Newmon

Newmon Flowers, age 72, of Mountain View, Calif. whose wife, Foy Harger Flowers was a former resident of Yell County, died Tuesday, May 27, 1986 at his home. He was a native of Texas, and a member of Mountain View Eagles Lodge Aerie 2356 and Carpenters Union Local 665 at Palo Alto, Calif.

Survivors also include a son, Charles Flowers of Massachusetts; three daughters, Mrs. Norma Wallis Coffer of Cupertino, Calif., Mrs. Paula Cancilla of San Jose, Calif. and Mrs. Janice Duncan Davilla of Hayward, Calif.; a brother, Joe Flowers of Merced, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Moore's Chapel Church at Waveland by the Rev. Leonard Byers. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Service of Danville. Active pallbearers were Opal Burns, Dewel Bell, James Bell, Vernon Wehunt, Eddie Cooper and Carl Turner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Floyd, Bettie Ruth

Bettie Ruth Floyd, 67, of Ola, Arkansas died Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born January 14, 1937 in Itasca, Texas to the late James O. Armstrong Sr. and Clemmie Elizabeth Couch Armstrong. She was a member of the Ola United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Devert C. Floyd.

Survivors include a son, Mike Floyd of Georgia; a brother and a daughter-in-law, Buddy and Pat Armstrong of Vilonia, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Brandon and Candyce and one great-grandson.

Funeral will be 10:00 AM Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Ola United Methodist Church by Reverend Donna Alberts. Burial will be at 1:30 PM at Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 21st at Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 2004)


Floyd, Bill Gene

Bill G. Floyd, M. D. died November 12, 2013 in Little Rock. He was born May 20, 1931 in Little Rock to Joe H. and Janice Ross Floyd of Ft. Smith while his mother was staying with her mother, Ada Burruss Ross. After 6 years in Ft. Smith and 1 year in Newport, he lived most of the rest of his life in Little Rock. After the 1st grade in Newport, he attended public schools in Little Rock, graduating from Little Rock Senior High in 1949 where he was an athletic manager/student trainer. He attended Little Rock Junior College, now UALR. He was a student manager for three football seasons and participated in the Junior Rose Bowl team of 1949. Bill was elected president of the student body of Lee Grammar, West Side Junior High and was president of the student body at LRJC in 1950-51. After finishing LRJC, he spent one spring and summer at Hendrix College then entered medical school at what has become UAMS in 1952. After graduating in 1956 and 2 years of internal medicine training, he spent 4 years at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. as a resident in OB-GYN. He returned to Little Rock in 1962 to begin practice with Hoyt Choate, who had delivered him (and later married Bill's aunt.) Bill and Jerry Sue Brewer Stebbins were married February 16, 1957 and remained so for over 56 years.

In addition to Jerry, survivors include their children, Paul Floyd, Madeline Floyd and Stephanie Purifoy. In addition, he is survived by grandsons Philip Bruce Purifoy III and William Joseph Purifoy with whom he spent many happy hours.

In addition he leaves one nephew, one niece, and several 'greats'...He was preceded in death by his brother Tom Floyd of Forest City, Arkansas. Bill began practice with Dr. Hoyt Choate and Harlan Hill in 1962 and in 1971, he established The Little Rock OB GYN Clinic which became The Little Rock Gynecology Clinic when he confined his practice to gynecology for many years before retirement. He was a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, Arkansas Medical Society, the Southern Medical Association and the AMA. In addition he was board certified in OB GYN. After 32 years in practice plus his years of training, Bill estimated he attended nearly 10,000 births. Bill was a member of Wilson's Tigers, a group of players and managers from Coach's 1947-1957 teams and became a member of the UALR Sports Hall of Fame for his participation in LRJC's trip to the Little Rose Bowl in 1949. He was a long time member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church where he had served on the Board of Stewards and was a member of the Dietz Dialogue Class. He had served on many committees at area hospitals, served as chief of the OB/GYN section and was Chief of Staff at Baptist during the construction of the "New" Baptist Hospital. For several years before retirement, he taught both Surgery and GYN residents from UAMS when they rotated at Baptist. He held simultaneous appointments as associate clinical professor in both Surgery and OB/GYN at UAMS, the only person so honored. After retiring, Bill and Jerry spent time in genealogy research traveling to several states looking for ancestors. They spent a lot of time in old cemeteries. He always said that was some of his favorite times. Also after retiring, he had a garden at the County Farm until he could no longer physically care for it. He was especially proud of his tomatoes and canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.

A visitation will be held Sunday November 17, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home. His funeral will be Monday at 2:00 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. A brief reception will be held following the service in the church reception area followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park. We would like to thank the nursing staff at Baptist Hospital on 9A, his care givers, and his doctors Dr. Edwin Baron, Dr. Don Meacham and Dr. Jason Holder. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, and the Baptist Hospital Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,On Line @ www.ruebelfuneralhome.com - Obituary was published on November 14, 2013)

Floyd, Devert Clinton

Devert Clinton Floyd, age 57, of Ola died Wednesday, September 24, 1986 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Western Star Masonic Lodge. He was the son of the late Pete Floyd.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Floyd of Ola, one son, Michael Floyd of Conway, his mother Maudie McElroy Floyd of Little Rock, one brother, Ernest Floyd of Little Rock and two grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, September 26th at the Ola United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rex Dickey. Burial was with Masonic rites by the Western Star Masonic Lodge at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Little Rock by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. Pallbearers were Tony Mergenschroer, Doyle Huey, Euell Potts, Edgar McClain, Carl Carpenter and Bill Webb. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 10-1-1986)


Floyd, Devert Clinton

Devert Clinton Floyd, age 57, of Ola died Wednesday, September 24, 1986 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Western Star Masonic Lodge. He was the son of the late Pete Floyd.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Floyd of Ola, one son, Michael Floyd of Conway, his mother Maudie McElroy Floyd of Little Rock, one brother, Ernest Floyd of Little Rock and two grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, September 26th at the Ola United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rex Dickey. Burial was with Masonic rites by the Western Star Masonic Lodge at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Little Rock by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. Pallbearers were Tony Mergenschroer, Doyle Huey, Euell Potts, Edgar McClain, Carl Carpenter and Bill Webb. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Floyd, Devert Clinton

Devert Clinton Floyd, age 57, of Ola died Wednesday, September 24, 1986 at St. Vincent Infirmary at Little Rock. He was the son of the late Pete Floyd, a Navy disabled veteran having served in the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Western Star Masonic Lodge at Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bettie Floyd; a son, Michael Floyd of Conway; his mother, Maudie McElroy Floyd of Little Rock; a brother, Ernest Floyd of Little Rock, and two grandchildren, Brandon and Candyce Floyd of Little Rock.

Funeral was at 1 p. m. today at First United Methodist Church at Ola by the Rev. Rex Dickey.

Graveside service with Masonic rites was at 4 p. m. today at Forest Hills Memorial Park at Little Rock. Burial was by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Floyd, Earnest Lee

EARNEST LEE FLOYD, age 85 of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2010. He was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Ola, Ark. to the late J.P. Pete Floyd and Manda Maudie McIlroy Floyd. He was owner/ operator of Kool-Vent AluminumAwning Company since 1948 in North Little Rock. He was also the owner of Arkansas Building Products. He was a member of the Hogan Hunting Club. He loved rabbit hunting and having his morning coffee at McDonalds with his buddies. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dee Floyd.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Florene Bolton Floyd; daughter, Sandra Korte; grandchildren, Joey Korte (DeAnna), Leslie Korte Traweek (Robbie); great grandchildren Ryan and Kyle Shannon all of Little Rock. He was loved by his beagles and all his rabbit and coon hunting buddies.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Ark. 72209 (501) 455-5800 with Brother Jeff Penn and Brother Ron Metheny officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heritage Program, c/o Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, 2 Natural Resources, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/8/2010)


Floyd, Ethelyn

Ethelyn Floyd, age 80, of Van Buren, AR died Wednesday, August 15, 2001 in a local nursing home. She was a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church, member of the Eastern Star of Plainview, AR, a homemaker and the widow of Marcus F. Floyd.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda J. Annen of Valparaiso, IN; four sons, Bobby Dean Floyd of Van Buren, AR, Donnie Floyd of Plainview, AR, Marcus R. Floyd of Van Buren, AR and Kenneth Floyd of Kingsland, GA; one brother, Ira Miller of Wasco, CA; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral service was August 20, 2001 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, AR with burial in Gill Cemetery at Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Pallbearers were Blake Annen, Jimmy, Dean, Ryan, Adam and Ross Floyd. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 22, 2001)


Floyd, George E.

(29 June 1871 1 June 1922 - Hunts Chapel Cemetery) Hon. Geo. E. Floyd of Plainview, for the past 25 years a prominent figure in the public life of Yell County, died at his home last Thursday morning at 8:00 oclock from the effects of a self-administered dose of poison taken the day previous. Mr. Floyd had been in declining health for more than a year and his rash act was doubtless due to the apparent hopelessness of regaining his health.

Geo. E. Floyd was born June 29th, 1871, near Springfield, Conway County, Ark., being at the time of his death 51 years of age. He came to the Yell County in early childhood and had continued to reside here continuously since. On October 24th, 1895, he was married to Miss Minnie Gladden, who lived but a year and four months after marriage. On April 27th, 1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Wilkerson, who survived him. To his latter union one child was born, a son who died in infancy.

Mr. Floyd was admitted to the bar at Danville on September 3rd, 1989, and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court in May , 1906, He represented Yell County in the lower house of the General Assembly from 1897 to 1900 inclusive, a was a member of the Senate from this District from 1905 to 1909, inclusive. He served six terms as Mayor of Plainview, 1910 to 1916. He was editor of the Fourche Valley Herald from November 1st, 1919 to October 1st, 1921.

Mr. Floyd was a member of the M. E. Church, South, also the Masonic fraternity, the Odd Fellows, the W. O. W. and the Knights and Ladies of Honor.

Funeral services were held at the family home at 1:00 oclock Friday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. J. M. Williams of Plainview, Rev. N. E. Fair of Belleville, and Rev. Claude Hill of Booneville. In charge of the Masonic Fraternity, the remains were conveyed to the cemetery at Rover where interment was made.

Besides his widow, Mr. Floyd is survived by one sister, Miss Zetta Floyd, of Poteau, Okla. and two brothers, Andrew Floyd of Charleston, Ark., and Rev. J. C. Floyd of Tulsa, Okla.

Geo. E. Floyd was a man of unusual attainments, a brilliant lawyer, and eloquent speaker and a forceful writer. He had an abiding faith in the greatness of this State and County, and until stopped by declining health was an earnest and successful worker for the material, moral and educational upbuilding of this section. True to his friends, fair to his enemies, generous, kindly and considerate in all of his dealing with his fellows. George Floyd was a man who won the respect and admiration of all with whom he came in contact and his untimely death brings regret and sorrow to every section of the County which he loved so well, and for whose betterment and growth he so long and earnestly labored. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 6-8-1922)


Floyd, George Odell

George Odell Floyd, age 71, of Ola, AR, died Friday, June 25, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born October 20, 1927 in Lonoke, AR to the late Reece Euel and Iva Lou Dick Floyd. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, a WWII Army Veteran and a retired Southern Railroad employee.

Survivors are his wife, Ruby Davis Floyd; one son, George Floyd of Ola, AR; a daughter, Kelly Handwerk of Slatington, PA; one brother, Glen Floyd of Rover, AR; two sisters, Syble Dale and Ruby Emberson both of Ola, AR; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service was held June 28, 1999 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Interment was in Sandlin Cemetery in Ola by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Juluis Clay, Irvin Raney, James Nail, Leon Massey, Jessie Scoles, J. C. McCallum. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 30, 1999)


Floyd, Harry

Harry Floyd, age 61, of Texas City, Texas and formerly of Danville died November 30, 1968. Mr. Floyd was a retired salesman, a native of Rover and a son of the late William T. and Ruby Hunt Floyd. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lillian Stewart Floyd; four sons, Bob Floyd of La., Neil Floyd of Texas City, Texas, Jimmy Floyd of Dickinson, Texas, and David Floyd of the home; and one brother, Joe Floyd of Little Rock.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Danville Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Carl Pearson officiating. Interment was at the New Danville Cemetery. Services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. [The original obit had his father as James T. when it should have been William T.] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: , 11-30-1968)


Floyd, Joe Henry

Joe Henry Floyd, age 89, of Little Rock, died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in Forrest City, Ark. Mr. Floyd was born in Rover, Ark., the son of the late William Taylor and Ruby Hunt Floyd. He was a graduate of Rover High School later marrying Janice Ross Floyd. Mr. Floyd was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theater. Upon his return to Arkansas he worked at Ray Winder Field for many years before the Arkansas Highway Department from which he retired in 1974.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years and a grandson, Tom Floyd.

He is survived by two sons, Tom J Floyd of Forrest City, Ark., and Dr. Bill G Floyd of Little Rock; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ruebel Funeral Home. Memorials should be made to a favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: , 8-22-1998 )


Floyd, Joe Henry

A graveside funeral service for Joe Henry Floyd, of Little Rock, who died Saturday in Forrest City, will be held to-day at 2 p.m. at the little Rock National Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Victor Nixon, it should be noted that Mr. Floyd served as Chief Sergeant of the Sergeant-of-Arms for the Arkansas Mouse of Representatives, always wearing a red blazer which established the ongoing tradition followed today,

Funeral services for Mr. Floyd are under the Direction of Ruebel Funeral Home. Memorials should be made to a favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Arkansas Democrat Gazatte; 8/25/1998)

Joe Henry Floyd - Native served state he loved all his life BY LINDA S. CAILLOUET Arkansas Democrat Gazatte

As a child Joe Henry Floyd, who grew up in rural Arkansas, loved nature and its creatures. One of his fondest memories was of his zoo made up of his pet raccoon, rabbit and fox. Those ties to his Natural Stale remained when he became an adult living in Little Rock, he always had his 3 foot wide patch of garden in his backyard.

During his years with the Arkansas Highway Department, he tried not to let progress steamroll nature. When the Interstate 430 bridge crossing University Avenue was being built, Floyd headed up the project. When a killdeer laid its eggs on the ground in the middle of the project at hand, Floyd ordered his crew to work elsewhere for about three weeks until the eggs hatched and the birds were gone.

Another time on Arkansas 5 in Lonoke County, Floyd used the cleared land on the side of the highway to plant a few acres of turnips He even convinced the operator of the big water tank truck used oil the construction project to water the rows when a dry spell hit. Floyd then shared the vegetables with those who lived nearby.

Floyd, a longtime resident of Little Rock, died Saturday. He was 89. He was born May 6,1909, one of two sons of Ruby Hunt and William Taylor Floyd of Rover His father, who worked as a merchant in his grandfather's store, died when Floyd was 8. A few years later, he moved to Plainville where he met his future wife, Janice Boss. The couple married when she was 16 and he was 18 in the late 1920s. During the 1930s, the family moved to Fort Smith and later to Newport where Floyd bought a Gulf Oil distributorship He lost it during the Depression a year later.

During World War II, his work filling candy machines at the ordnance plant in Jacksonville made him an essential employee and kept him from being drafted until he was reclassified. He was drafted a month before he was 35 and served for a year in World War II in the South Pacific. Back from the war, he again worked servicing vending machines. He had worked as an usher at Travelers Field, and eventually became the groundskeeper and stadium manager, working as Ray Winder's right hand man from the 1950s to the mid 1960s. He loved baseball, but neither of his two sons ever became enamored with the game.

In the early 1900s, Floyd went to work for the highway department inspecting road construction and the ditches and drainage along the roadways. He retired around 1974. He was always hard-working and always kept busy his son. Dr. Bill Floyd of Little Rock, said.

About a year before retiring, Floyd began working as Chief Sergeant of the Sergeant of Arms for the Arkansas House of Representatives. He did that for about 16 years until he was about 80. He was so proud of that Floyd said. He got to meet everybody said Floyd, adding that his father had never met a stranger. While guarding the doors to the House, Floyd decided to wear a red blazer and a red tie. It soon became required dress for the others. Floyd also wore his signature blazer for special occasions and Christmas. He will be buried in it today, his son said. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Arkansas Democrat Gazatte; 8/25/1998)


Floyd, Joseph Milton (Rev.)

Rev. J. M. Floyd Dead. Father of Representative George E. Floyd Happening at Danville.

Danville, Ark. Jan 23 - Rev. J. M. Floyd, father of Representative Geo. E. Floyd, died in Belleville Saturday morning and was buried here Saturday. Mr. Floyd was an unsuccessful candidate for chaplain in the house. He returned from Little Rock a week ago and was taken at once with the gout and inflammatory rheumatism, which caused his death five days later. He was 61 and a minister of the Congregational Methodist Church.

He left a widow, four sons and a daughter, all grown. His son George arrived from Little Rock a few hours before his father died. Just two years ago George Floyd who was then as now a member of the legislature was called home on account of the death of his wife, arriving a few hours after her death. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: Arkansas Gazette, 1-25-1899)


Floyd, Joseph Milton (Rev.)

Floyd: Rev. Joseph Milton Floyd was born January 18, 1838 in Talladega County, Ala. and died at his home in Belleville, Ark, January 21, 1899. In early manhood he went to Bedford County, Tenn., where he was married to Miss Mary Ann Bennett, who, with four sons and one daughter survive him. He came to Arkansas in 1860 and located near Ozark. In 1861 he enlisted min the Confederate army and served to the close of the war.

In 1866 he came to Conway County, where he lived for 20 years. We are not informed as to the date of his connection with the church He was licensed to preach in the M E Church South, in 1872, and ordained deacon in 1877.

Until his death no one was more zealous in the cause of Christ His services were in demand far and near, and he always responded most cheerfully, visiting the sick, comforting the dying and counseling the bereaved No one gave more time to the ministry than he. He possessed the power of song in a wonderful degree, often in revivals preaching and leading the singing. Often friends would say to us, "I would love to see your father and hear him sing." But, dear friends, father has ceased singing on earth, and joined the orchestra of heaven to sing forevermore. We will, in the sweet by and by, greet him in that beautiful land, of which he so often sang, and hear that loved voice in clearer, sweeter strains. These words, "Father is not expected to live Come at once," came to us like a thunderbolt from a clear sky, and with all possible haste we made our way to Belleville, arriving to find him cold in death. How dear to us now are the promises contained in the Book Devine, and the sweet hope of resurrection. Dear mother, we realize that it will not be long till you, too, are called from earth to meet him you shared the joys and sorrows of earth so long Dear brothers and sister, cheer up, and bear bravely the responsibilities of life, honoring him who so faithfully taught us the way of life. His son. Jos. C. Floyd (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: Arkansas Methodist, 7-5-1899)


Floyd, Mary Ann Bennett

Mrs. Mary Ann Bennett Floyd was born near Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., October 12th, 1837. Professed religion early in life and joined the Baptist Church. Was married to Joseph Milton Floyd October 26, 1858. Soon afterwards she and her husband came to Franklin County, Ark., near Ozark, where I remember her among the first women I ever saw. There she joined the M. E. Church, South, with her husband. Of which church she remained a faithful member until her death.

She was mother of seven children. Two died in infancy. Rev J. C. Floyd of Atkins, Andrew Floyd of Greenwood, Senator George Floyd, Taylor Floyd, and Miss Zetta Floyd of Rover, her children and a host of loving friends mourn her loss. She was sick for some time and died April 19, 1907.

Was buried at Danville, Ark., on the 20th by the side of her husband who had passed on some years before her. A good woman gone from her community. A faithful member from her church and a loving mother from children. J. M. McAnally. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: 4-19-1907)


Floyd, Muriel Janice Ross

Mrs. Muriel Janice Ross Floyd, age 77, of 7 Oriole Circle, wife of Joe H. Floyd, died Friday (22 Jul 1988). Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Other survivors; are two sons, Tom Floyd of Forrest City and Bill Floyd of Little Rock; a brother, Eugene Ross of Van Alstyne, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Lois Jean Choate of Little Rock; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [Dates provided by her son, Billy G. Floyd] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/22/1988)


Floyd, Muriel Janice Ross

Graveside service for Mrs. Muriel Janice Ross Floyd, age 77, of 7 Oriole Circle, who died Friday (22 Jul 1988), will be at 2 p. m. today at Little Rock National Cemetery. Burial will be by Griffin Leggett & Roth. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 07/22/1988)


Floyd, William Taylor

Brother William Taylor Floyd was born near Springfield, Ark., December 10, 1879. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Yell County, Ark.

He was married to Miss Ruby Hunt of Rover in 1906. To this union were born two bright sweet children, Harry, age 10 and Joe age 8.

Brother Floyd was converted under the ministry of Rev. J. H. Goodson, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church , South of which remained a faithful member until the day of his death which occurred on November 30, 1917. Brother Floyd was a good man; his house was the home of the preacher, his hospitality was unstinted, as every preacher who has had the good fortune to be his pastor will testify. For some time he served the church as Sunday school superintendent, and was both faithful and efficient. He read our church literature and kept himself informed as to the progress of the kingdom of God and felt a keen interest in every enterprise of the church. Though a great sufferer, he bore it with the true Christian fortitude and when the end came no cloud bedimmed his sky. To the bereaved ones left behind let me say, Weep not as those who have no hope; only be true to God and you will meet him again in the land of the unsetting sun W. E. Hall.

Memory Card Information Died In Rover, Friday, November 30, 1917 at 6:00 a.m. William Taylor Floyd, aged 37 years, 11 months and 20 days. Funeral services at Methodist Church in Rover at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 1917. Revs. W. E. Hall of Ola, Arkansas and C. H. Bumpers of Huntington, Arkansas. Interment at Hunts Chapel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bill G. Floyd, Newspaper: , 11-30-1917)


Flud, Gary Carlas

Gary Carlas Flud, age 64, of London died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home. He was born August 17, 1949 at Eufaula, Ok to the late Nathaniel Manuell and Ruby Gertrude Brackett Flud. He loved to ride horses, was a truck driver for 25 years and a United States Marine Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Flud, Glen Flud, Winferd Flud, Nathaniel Flud Jr.

Survivors include his wife Linda Kay Flud of London; two daughters; one son; two stepsons; two brothers; sisters; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside service was 2:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at East Point Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. 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 Jan 29, 2014)

Flud, Gary Carlas

Gary Carlas Flud age 64 of London died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home. He was born August 17, 1949 at Eufaula, Ok to the late Nathaniel Manuell and Ruby Gertrude Brackett Flud. He loved to ride horses, was a truck driver for 25 years and a United States Marine Verteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Flud, Glen Flud, Winferd Flud, Nathaniel Flud Jr.

Survivors include his wife Linda Kay Flud of London; two daughters, Tammy Flud and Sandra Flud both of California; one son, Brian Flud of London; two stepsons, Joe Owens of Texas and Jason Owens of Tenneessee; brothers, Woody Flud of California, T.L. Flud of Texas; sisters, Shirley Trimmer of London, Leverne Bolden of Russellville; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 2:00PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at East Point Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Jan 28, 2014 - On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Flud, James Ray (Rev.)

Rev. James Ray Flud, age 77, of Pottsville, AR died Monday, February 21, 2011 at Chambers Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Harvest Time Pentecosatal Church of God with Bishop Eric Flud officiating. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery in London. Visitation will be Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornwell Funeral in Dardanelle, AR. See complete obituary next isue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 23, 2011)

Flud, James Ray (Rev.)

Rev. James Ray Flud, age 77 of Pottsville, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born August 8, 1933 at Mcintosh, OK to the late Nathaniel and Ruby Gertrude Brackett Flud.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Velta Flud; three brothers, Winford, Nathaniel and Glen Flud.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jennifer Flud of Pottsville, Mike and Peggy Flud of Russellville, Rev. Donald and Cindy Flud of Warren; three brothers, Woody Flud of California, T.L. Flud and wife Joyce of Weatherford, TX, Gary Flud and wife Linda of London; two sisters, Shirley Trimmer and husband Earl of London, Donna Bowlin and husband Bob of Russellville; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Harvest Time Pentecostal Church of God with Bishop Eric Flud officiating. Burial was in East Point Cemetery in London. Pallbearers: Ricky Flud, David Long, Randy and Hayden Flud, Tyler Sears, Kevin Long, Jeffery Knox, Jason Robison. Honorary Pallbearer: Braden Jones. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. www.cornwellfunera1homes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)

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