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Garner, W. L.

W. L. Garner, age 80, died Sunday, November 19, 1950 at the home of a son, Louis Garner of Panola, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 23, 1950)


Garner, William Danny "Bill"

William Danny "Bill" Garner, age 68, passed away January 26, 2010, at his home in Edgewood. He was born May 15, 1941, in Waltreak, Arkansas, to William Velmon and Jewel Williams Garner. He grew up in and around Los Angeles, CA. On March 6, 1976, in Poteau, OK, Bill married Janice Sue Moore. They have made their home in Edgewood for the past thirty two years, where Bill was owner of Garner Industries and Race Car Products. He was also co-owner of Roto-Rooter in Russellville, AR. Bill loved racing, his machine shop and especially his grandchildren.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William Garner and Jewel Clark, and sister, Lestine Adamson.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Garner of Edgewood; sons, Tony Garner and wife, Lorrae of California, Billy Garner and wife, Rebecca of Fruitvale and Daniel Garner of Wills Point; daughters, Cathy Soto and husband, Stacy of Georgia and Jennifer Johnson and husband, Corey of Edgewood; sister, Elaine "Kitty" Myers of Fort Smith, AR; brother, Erwin "Rebel" Myers of Fort Smith, AR; grandchildren, Shane Garner, Sean Garner, Christopher Soto, Samantha Soto, Jake Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Keith Garner, Kevin Garner, Gage Garner and Dani Ray Garner.

Funeral services for William Danny Garner, 68, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 10:00am, Saturday, January 30, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Edgewood with Rev. Don Burns officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 3, 2010)


Garner, Zachary David

Zachary David Garner, age 13, of Clarksville, AR died Monday, May 7, 2001 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. A son of David and Joan Brown of Clarksville, AR and Rex and Theresa Garner of Mabelvale, he was born April 7, 1988 in Russellville, AR. He attended Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Clarksville where he was a member of the One Way Youth Group. He was a student at Clarksville Junior High and a former student of the Dover public schools and was active with the Clarksville Little League Baseball.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Joshua and Matthew Brown, both of Clarksville and Seth Garner of Mabelvale; his grandparents, Franklin and Virginia Robberson and Monroe and Betty Garner all of Dardanelle, AR.

Funeral service was Thursday at the Russellville First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Schlinker and Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial was in Pollard Cemetery near Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 16, 2001)


Garrett, Chester

Chester Garrett, age 70, of Harvey, died Saturday, March 15, 1986 at the Yell County Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a native of the Nola Community, a retired farmer and stockman, the son of the late John and Effie McComick Garrett, and a veteran of W. W. II.

Survivors include his wife Eva Dell Wagner Garrett, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 17 at the Nola Church of Christ with Millage Yeats officiating. Interment will be at the Parks Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements and services are in care of the Cornwell Funeral Services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Garrett, Chester

Chester Garrett, age 70, of Harvey, died Saturday, March 15, 1986 at the Yell County Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a native of the Nola Community, a retired farmer and stockman, the son of the late John and Effie McComick Garrett, and a veteran of W. W. II.

Survivors include his wife Eva Dell Wagner Garrett, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 17 at the Nola Church of Christ with Millage Yeats officiating. Interment will be at the Parks Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements and services are in care of the Cornwell Funeral Services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-19-1986)


Garrett, Elva Grace

Elva Grace Garrett, age 83 of Belleville, died Saturday, at her home in Belleville. She was born on November 4, 1919 in California, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Town Dean. She was a mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Laverne Brewer and Betty Brown, and one brother, Homer Dean.

Survivors include her husband, Roy H. Garrett, Sr. three sons, Bill Madden of Springfield, Missouri, Bob Madden, of Wamsutter, Wyoming, Roy H. Garrett, Jr. of Conway, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville, with burial m Mt. Springs Cemetery on Chickalah Mountain. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 21, 2002)


Garrett, James Arthur "Jim"

James Arthur (Jim) Garrett, age 42 of Ola, died October 29 in the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock following a heart attack. He was a native of Plumerville and a Missionary Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonda Freeman Garrett; one son, James David of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Garrett of Plumerville; three sisters, Mrs. Doyle Trofford and Mrs. Oral Smith of Plumerville and Mrs. Jerald Brice of Lantz ; five brothers, Leo of Paragould, Eugene of Rover, Martineau, Charles and Harold of Plumerville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Garrett, Roy Haskell

Roy Haskell Garrett, Sr. age 84 of Belleville, AR died Monday, August 18, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born in Tennessee, on July 31, 1919. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a 32 Mason and a retired supervisor for Griffin Wholesale in Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Grace Garrett; two daughters, Betty Brown and Laverne Wilson Brewer.

Survivors include, three sons, Bill Madden of Springfield, MO, Bob Madden of Wamsutter, WY and Roy Garrett, Jr. of Conway, AR; 12 grandchildren, including Charla Laverne Garrett of the home and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service was August 21, 2003 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with John McCourt officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Springs Cemetery on Chickalah Mountain. Pallbearers were Wayne Inman, Duane Morse, Chris Wilson, Ronald Laster and Larry Wilson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2003)


Garrigus, John Paul

John Paul Garrigus, age 84 of Mt. Ida, AR formerly of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. He was born December 29, 1915 in Russellville, AR the son of the late John Ross and Ella VanZandt Garrigus. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII, serving as a fire control director aboard the USS Maddox. He was a graduate of Russellville High School and attended Arkansas Polytechnic College.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy F. Garrigus; three sisters, Norma Berryman, Gus B. Garrigus and Gertha Garrigus and a son-in-law, Bill Moore.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lillian Eulene Tucker Garrigus; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bob Garrigus and Richard G. "Rick" and Palsy Garrigus all of Russellville, AR; three daughters and sons-in-law, Paula Kay Moore of Russellville, Lana Jane and Bud Choate of Chickalah, AR and Judith Lynn and Lonnie Landers, Sr. of Mt. Ida, AK; grandchildren, Sara Chisun, Leslie Garrigus, Jill Pool, John Choate, Jamie VanSickler, Rebecca Landers, Lonnie Landers, Jr. Jacob Garrigus and Cristy Stewart and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Thorn Walker officiated at the Military graveside service held September 16 at Oak land Cemetery in Russellville AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 103 S. Boston, Russellville, AR 72801. Honorary pallbearers were David Jamell, Johnny Strickland, Johnny Bartlett, Edward Morris, David Campbell, Rev. Tom Morris, Robert A. Young, Jr. and Z. D. Phillips. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 20, 2000)


Garrison, Ada Louise

Ada Louise Garrison, age 88, of Delaware, AR died Friday, November 24, 2006 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born August 28, 1918 in Batesville, AR to the late Lewis and Sara E. McCullarr Terry. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the New Blaine Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Garrison and a son, Leonard Conrad.

Survivors include a son and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Marilyn Garrison of Delaware, AR and Naomi Conrad of St. Louis, MO; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Service was November 27, 2006 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Interment was in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Ben, Jiggs and Junior Garrison, Keith Cravens, Bill Jack Parker and Jimmy Reasoner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 29, 2006)


Garrison, Bernice (Harris)

Bernice Garrison, 92, of Dardanelle died Friday, October 7, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born August 18, 1919, at Riley in western Yell County to Pies and Mattie Harris. For many years she was lunchroom manager for Dardanelle Middle School, retiring in 1989.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers Orman, Eschel, and Edward Harris; sisters Virgie Johnson and Pauline Cook.

Survivors include her sons, George, Jr. and his wife, Terri, of Atkins, Ron and his wife Trish of London, Irv and his wife Patty of El Dorado, and David Garrison of Dardanelle; daughter Marlene Kuras of Russellville; sister Ruth Allen of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday at Centerville First Baptist Church with Brother Jim Whitlock officiating. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 12, 2011)

Garrison, Ernest Amos

Ernest Amos Garrison, age 74, of Delaware, died Sunday at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. He was a retired lumberman and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Drucalee Tucher Garrison; two daughters, Ernestine Burchett of Hill City, Mo. and Mary Davis of Russellville; three brothers, Floyd, Everett and D. W. Garrison of Delaware; a sister, Marie Flurry of New Blaine, and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Delaware Baptist Church by the Rev. Wylie Jones. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery at Delaware by Cornwell's Funeral Service at Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1/2/84)


Garrison, Everett L.

Everett L. Garrison, age 81, of Delaware, AR died Monday at his home. He was born April 3, 1921 in Delaware and was the son of the late William and Josephine Wurst Garrison. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Janet Ballard of Ft. Smith, Debbie Gates of Barling and Sheila and Richard Fry of Barling; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Thursday at 2:00 p. m. at Graves Cemetery, Delaware by Corn well Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were grandsons, William Garrison, Rickey Fry, Brian Bromley, Mike Wills, Tyler Clark, and William Fry. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 22, 2002)


Garrison, Floyd A.

Mr. Floyd A. Garrison, Sr. age 82 of Delaware, AR died Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at his home. He was born January 28, 1917 in Delaware, AR to the late William H. and Josephine Wurst Garrison. He was a member of the New Blaine Church of Christ and retired from the maintenance department of Morton Frozen Foods. He was a Korean Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by, two brothers, Ernest Garrison and William Garrison; two sisters, Frances Reasoner and Marie Flurry.

Survivors are his wife, Ada Terry Garrison of Delaware, AR; two sons, Floyd A. Garrison, Jr. of Delaware, AR and Leonard Conrad of St. Louis, MO; a brother, Everett L. Garrison of Delaware, AR; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, November 26, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Bro. Jack Lawyer officiating. Interment was in the Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 1, 1999)


Garrison, Jimmie

Jimmie Garrison, 80, of the Moore's Chapel Community died Saturday, June 23 in Ft. Smith. He was born September 23, 1931 in Jacksboro, Texas to the late Cecil and Beula Lite Garrison. He retired from Firestone after 23 years and was an ordained Pentecostal Minister serving many area churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Reed Williams and sister-in-law, Pat Wells.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Maverene Garrison; son, Jimmie Garrison, Jr. of Dover; daughters, Carolyn Bird and Michael of Yellville; Sandra Cates and Timothy of Pottsville, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday, June 27, 10 AM at the Moore's Chapel Church. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 27, 2012)

Garrison, Lera Lee (Mathis)

Mrs. Lera Lee Garrison, 51, of Pryor, Ok. died Wednesday morning and was a in a hospital at Pryor. She was a native of Rover, was a clerk in the selective service office at Pryor, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Danville High School and was the former Lera Lee Mathis.

Survivors include her husband K.B. Garrison, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Evans of Bakersfield Calif, and Mrs. Sherry Banyon of Ocoee, Fla.; two brothers, Leo Mathis of Orange, Ca., and Harris Mathis of Red Bluff, Ca.; four sisters, Mrs. Una Collum and Mrs. Bronnie Scott, both of Danville, Mrs. Veona Caudle of Russellville and Mrs. Zona Caldwell of Upland Ca.; and three grandsons.

Funeral services were held Friday in the First Methodist Church at Pryor by Rev. Hugh Harrison. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Garrison, Mr. Blaine

Word was received Monday September 30, that Mr. Blaine Garrison, Chowchilla, Calif., had passed away. His death was caused by an injury he received while working. Mr. Garrison was formerly of Cardon Bottom, but for the past four years has resided in California.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Garrison, brothers, Earl, George, Herbert, Clifford and Donald, all of California, Manny, Cardon Bottom, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Highnight, Cardon Bottom. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Garrison, Steven Craig "Boodles"

Steven Craig "Boodles" Garrison, age 40 of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, November 28, 2003 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born July 5, 1963 in Russellville, AR. He was a member of the Faith Church in Dardanelle, the Boilermaker Union, the Soda Fountain Fantasy Baseball League and the River Valley Fantasy Baseball League.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. E. Moore and Claude and Lela Garrison.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Joann Dickens Garrison; his parents, Claude Jr. and Bernadette Moore Garrison; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Treasea and Duane Ray of Dardanelle, AR and Julia and Edward Duvall of Russellville, AR; his grandmother, Beulah Moore and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Monday at the Faith Church by Rev. James Yarbrough and Rev. David Jay. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were, Duane Ray, Edward Duvall, David Harris, Donald Biggs, Keith Nordin and Walt Davis. Honorary, Tom Sensabaugh, Rodney Nordin, Michael Jay, Bo Reeves, Dardanelle Class of 1981, Faith Church Young Adult Sunday school class and Fantasy Baseball League members. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)


Garrison, Thurman Lee

Thurman Lee Garrison, age 75, of Delaware, AR died Thursday, February 10, 2005 at his home. He was born December 19, 1929 at Delaware to the late Claud and Lela Wurst Garrison. He attended the New Blaine Church of Christ and the Delaware First Baptist Church. He retired from Tyson Foods after 35 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy Black Garrison of Delaware; a son, Mitchael Lee Garrison of Delaware; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Ann and Dan Hogan of Atlanta; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Gloria Garrison, Robert and Manuella Garrison all of Fort Stockton, TX, Ben and Shari Garrison, Larry and Eleanor Garrison and Claudie Garrison, Jr. all of Delaware; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Louise Fitzpatrick of Siloam Springs, AR, Sue and Aulton Heath of Delaware, Carolyn and Bill Jack Parker of New Blaine, AR and Debbie Witt of Dardanelle and two grandchildren.

Funeral service was February 14, 2005 at the Delaware First Baptist Church. Interment was in Garrison Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald, Robert, Larry and Ben Garrison, Billy Jack Parker and Dr. Robert Thurlby. Honorary were Ricky Sims, Aulton Heath and Roger and Harold Black. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 16, 2005)


Garvin, William Andrew William "Bill"

William Andrew William "Bill" Garvin, age 91 of Mena, formally of Waldron, died Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in Mena. He was born in Appleton, Arkansas on November 26, 1911, son of the late Virgil L. and Bertha Wallace Garvin. He was a retired sawmill owner and operator.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delena Garvin.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Shorty and Ann Garvin of Mena; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Perry Hart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 1, 2003)


Gasaway, Vernell Lucille

Vernell Lucille Gasaway, age 81 of Russellville, died Monday, December 4, 2006 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1924 at Rosie, AR to the late Bert W. and Valeta Rogers Cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eulas Gasaway; son Earl Gasaway; brother, W. C. Cook; sister, Anna Lee Bullard.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judy Williams of Russellville, Jackie and Sherry Gasaway of Heber Springs, Carl and Sharon Gasaway of Toledo, WA, Elizabeth, and Bobby Horn of Centerville, John and Diane Gasaway of Dardanelle, Mark and Pam Gasaway of Pratville, AL, Vicki Hunsinger of WA; brothers and sisters, Thedus Cook of Russellville, Valeria Marshall of Bakersfield, CA, Barbara Garman of Bakersfield, CA, Annie Vallapania of Portland, OR, June Campbell of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. A

Memorial Service was held Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the PeeDee Baptist Church in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 13, 2006)


Gass, Sherry Lee (Eidson)

Mrs. Sherry Lee Eidson Gass, 37, of Russellville died Sunday, December 15, at her home. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Yell County.

Survivors include a son, Alex Gass of Dardanelle; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Billy Sharp of Russellville; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Eidson of Dardanelle; a brother, Mike Eidson of Dardanelle, and a granddaughter, Tiffany Gass of Russellville.

Graveside service was Tuesday at New Hope Cemetery. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1991)

Gassaway, Robert "Bob" Calvin

Robert "Bob" Calvin Gassaway, Sr., age 65, of Plainview went to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was born August 1, 1950, at Pueblo, Colorado to the late Elmer and Gloria Kennedy Gassaway. He was a Carpenter and served in the Army National Guard. Bob had a passion for the outdoors and was a member of the Onyx Trail Hunting Club. He loved duck hunting, deer hunting, fishing, making knives, gardening and riding the highways on his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by parents.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Forrest Gassaway of Plainview; two sons, Robert "Bobby" Gassaway, Jr (Laura) of Maumelle and Johnathan Gassaway (Julie) of Benton; two stepchildren, Justin Lancaster (Amanda) of Plainview and Jamie McEwen (Aaron) of Nimrod; two brothers, Steven Gassaway (Rhonda) of Beaver and Eddie Gassaway of Holiday Island; six grandchildren, Sam, Evan, Ben, Will, Gage and Jude Gassaway; six step grandchildren, Hayley Ferguson, Abby and Ally Shelnut, Brooklyn and Ashton Lancaster and Aiden McEwen.

Bob's wishes were to be cremated and for all his arrangements to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has created a webpage for memorial donations to be made to Ducks Unlimited in memory of Bob and his love of duck hunting. http://www.ducks.Org/tributes/BobGassaway Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 16, 2016)

Gaston, Gregory Lynn

Gregory Lynn Gaston, age 50 of Bluffton, died April 19, 2010 at his home. He was born November 15, 1959 in St. Johns, AZ to the late Mack and Monette Ferguson Gaston.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Gaston.

Survivors include a brother, Reggie Gaston of Bluffton; sisters, Charlotte Gaston of Parks, Jacquie Gaston of Eager, AZ; son, Robbie Gaston. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. Online guestbook at Cornwell Funeral Homes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010)


Gaston, Ted

GRAVELLY - Ted Gaston, age 73, of Gravelly died Sunday, August 18, 1985, at a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Norah Hogue Gaston; a son, James Ted Gaston of Van Buren; four daughters, Mrs. Amy June Castleberry of Wichita, Kan. Mrs. Beuna Hawkins of Waldron, Mrs. Brendia Austin of Harvey and Mrs. Debra Nichols of Broken Arrow, Okla. a brother, Mack Gaston of Harvey; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Summitt of Sims and Mrs. Irene Black of Pencil Bluff; 17 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Nola Church of Christ. Burial will be in Parks Cemetery near Gravelly by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Gaston, Vickey Loy

Vickey Loy Gaston, age 51, of Waldron, AR left this earth to be with our Lord Jesus on April 24, 2007, at Sparks Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Vaughn; mother, Ava Jewell Spears; one brother, Mickey L. Vaughn and a nephew, Mark E. Walker.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Reggie Gaston; two sons, Jason R. and Randy B. Gaston; one daughter, Connie Gaston; three grandchildren, Justin and Brittney Cox and Destiney Gaston; one sister, Gail Vaughn of Aly; a brother, Joe Vaughn of Belleville; four aunts, a host of cousins, nephews and nieces and many more loved ones.

Graveside service was Saturday at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 2, 2007)


Gateley, Alta Mae (Watson)

Alta Marie (Watson) Gateley was born to Wesley and Alta Watson in Ola, Arkansas, November 17, 1915. Marie had five brothers. She married Chet Gateley in May 1933.

Marie is survived by one brother, J. F. Watson and wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Carol Crisp and husband, Aubrey; daughter, Colleen Bixler; granddaughters: Paula Salyer, Julie Butemeyer, and Katheryn Bixler; grandsons, Rory Crisp and wife, Kelley, and Steven Crisp and wife, Angie; great- grandchildren: Caitlin Pratt and husband Curtis, Chad Salyer, Philip Salyer and wife, Brianna, Shawn Salyer and wife, Mindy, and Kory, Taylor and Maddie Crisp; great-great grandchildren: Mya, Rylee, Reed, Ryder and Reece Salyer; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. Golden Age Nursing Home in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Companion Hospice, were a blessing during her last year, and will always be remembered for their wonderful care and kindness to her and her family. Viewing was held at Baggerley from noon to 8 pm, Sunday.

Service was held at First United Methodist Church in Edmond, August 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Gracelawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Edmond, Oklahoma. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 12, 2015)

Gateley, Aubrey

Aubrey Gateley was born to Norman C. and Katie Irene (Dacus) Gateley on March 16, 1913, at their home on Dutch Creek, west of Danville. He was the third of six children; the others being Isis, Geneva, Maurice, Joe Hayden and George. George died as an infant. His dad was a farmer and a seasonal highway foreman and road builder. The kids all grew up working hard on the farm and life could be pretty rough at times.

Aubrey played football and basketball in school, and remembers having to visit the principal's office once with tobacco in his mouth. He left school early to work in the oil fields in Oklahoma but returned to graduate from Danville High School in 1936. Some of his work included helping build the road up Mount Magazine. He almost met Dorothy in Ard when he and his uncle were there looking for a cousin of his. They drove by her house and she waved. When they drove back by she waved again. Aubrey thought she was really friendly and stopped the car, but she ran away. He wouldn't see her again until after she moved to Louisiana. He was down there visiting family and finally met her. When other young men visited her, her dad ran them off because they interfered with her work in the fields. When Aubrey visited, he worked beside her in the field. Her dad liked him right off. Aubrey and Dorothy were married on Dec. 25 at the City Hall in Talullah, La., in 1936. They honeymooned across the river in Vicksburg, Miss., then made their home back in Danville with his parents.

Soon afterward they moved to Oklahoma City for Aubrey to work in the oil fields. Joe was born there in 1937. They moved to Salem, III., looking for work and Aubrey became a tool dresser, a job he held until retirement. Dorothy and two other ladies started the church in Salem. Dorothy was already a Christian and was trying to persuade Aubrey. She enlisted the help of Elvis Huffard. And when Elvis was preaching in a gospel meeting in Sesser, III., in 1948, Aubrey had made up his mind. They drove in a blinding rain the 100 miles to Sesser to hear Elvis preach and have him baptize Aubrey into Christ. Since then Aubrey and Dorothy have been mainstays in the church wherever they have been. Aubrey taught Bible classes and served as an elder in Olney, III. He even memorized one song so that he would be prepared to lead it at any time. They moved to McClainsboro, III., where Aubrey was a pumper at Nipper's Corner for over 33 years.

He retired in 1972 and they moved to Houston, Texas, to work. The West Bedford Church of Christ had a daycare and school, and Aubrey worked as the maintenance man while Dorothy taught in the school. After that, he worked with Houston Heat Exchanger which made equipment for oil refineries. In 1983 they moved to Russellville to be near his mother in Danville and Dorothy's sister in Dardanelle. Aubrey passed away on June 3, 2010, at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Isis and Geneva; three brothers, Maurice, Joe Hayden and George; a son, Joe Gateley; and his wife, Dorothy Gateley.

He is survived by two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, June 7 at Humphrey Chapel. Mr. Dan Lightfoot and Mr. Bruce Grice will officiate. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday. Internet obituary and online guestbook available at www.humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Courier News, Russellville, Ark, 6-6-2010)


Gateley, Harold Grant

Harold Grant Gateley, age 77, died May 6, 2009 at home in Fayetteville. He was born March 21, 1932 in Yell County, Arkansas to Paul Vernon Gateley and Miriam (Sandlin) Gateley. He served in the U. S. Air Force for 5 years as a foreign language specialist stationed in Japan. After graduating from the University of Arkansas and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, he served as a missionary to South Korea with the Southern Baptist Convention from 1965 to 1980. Upon returning from Korea he served as the Director of Missions for Washington-Madison Baptist Association from 1982 to 1997. In addition, Harold pastored five churches, and served as a civilian chaplain at Fort Sill OK, two VA Hospitals, and the Nicut, OK volunteer fire department. Since 2003, Harold and his wife Audrey have lived on their ranch in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma raising cattle, horses, and goats. Most Sundays he could be found preaching at Fellowship Baptist Church in Nicut. His last sermon was given on March 1st.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Paul Wayne Gateley.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Audrey Viola (Temple Gateley; a brother Robert Gateley of Yell County and two sisters, Nina Fisher of Russellville and Denise Robison of Duvall, WA; five children Susan Gateley Levin of Ozark, Wade Gateley of Burlington CO, David Gateley of Van Buren, Paul (Rusty) Gateley of Fayetteville, and Elizabeth (Vicki Sue) Kinsey of Fayetteville; and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 12, 2009 at Beards Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial with full military honors followed at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Pallbearers were his eight grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were the Firemen of the Nicut volunteer fire department. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church Nicut OK, Nicut volunteer fire department, or Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. Online condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 13, 2009)


Gateley, J. H.

J. H. Gateley, aged 83, a retired farmer, died Sunday. A former resident of Danville, he had lived in Little Rock 25 years. He was a member of the Beacon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora M. Archer Gateley; a son, Elmer Gateley of Michigan; a stepson, Clinton Knight of Little Rock; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lee Vada Tucker, Mrs. Zona Ivy and Mrs. Loula Bolton of Little Rock; four brothers, Norman Gateley of Danville, Bert and Clint Gateley of Pine Bluff and Lonnie Gateley of Taylorsville, Miss.; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1965)

Gateley, James N.

James N. Gateley, 90, of Atkins, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Little Rock. He was born July 29, 1917, in Dardanelle and was the son of the late Robert D. and Eunice Nolen Gateley. He was a member of VFW Post 5223, 60 years member of the Atkins Masonic Lodge, attended the Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church and a five year World War II Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a son.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Gateley; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lisa Shoptaw of Little Rock; step daughter-and son-in-law, Annette and Don Cline of Dardanelle; sister and brother-in-law, Conine and Cory "Bird" Burnett, Jr. of Atkins; six step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was December 13, 2007, at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Bob Alexander officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery near Atkins by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Gary Hager, Blake Smith, Bob Burnett, Jim Burnett, Jeff Small and Rick Hern. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Gary Simmons, 2201 N. Hopewell Loop, Atkins, AR 72823. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 19, 2007)


Gateley, Miriam Elizabeth

Miriam Elizabeth Gateley, age 73 of Orlando, Florida died Friday, October 31, 2003 at Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, Florida. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 17, 1929, daughter of the late Almiron and Frankie Ruth Has well Hall. She was a professor at Valencia Community College.

Survivors include two sons, John and Luke Gateley; three daughters, Donna and Elizabeth Gateley and Deborah Gateley Brown; a stepson, Davis Gateley and a stepdaughter, Gege Gateley Pikus; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Louvenia Cemetery in Mt. George, Arkansas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 12, 2003)


Gateley, Paul Vernon

DANVILLE - Paul Vernon Gateley, age 77, of Route 1, Ola, died Wednesday, October 9, 1985, at Yell County Hospital He was a native of Centerville, a retired farmer and son of the late Ezra S. and Hattie McKenzie Gateley.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Miriam Sandlin Gateley; three sons, Paul W. Gateley of Ola; Harold G. Gateley of Fayetteville and Robert C. Gateley of Cyprus, Texas; two daughters, Nina Fisher of Piano, Texas and Denise Robinson of Fayetteville; his stepmother, Marie Gateley of Santa Barbara, Calif. two brothers, Chet Gateley of Edmond, Okla. and Curtis Gateley of DeWitt; a half-brother, Buford Ray Gateley of Santa Barbara; four half-sisters, Janice Short of Roseburg, Ore., June Alls of Ventura, Calif., Barbara Nicoletti of Wallingford, Conn. and Judy Patterson of Camarillo, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel by the Luther Riddle. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p. m. Friday at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Gates, Billy Eugene

Billy Eugene Gates, age 43, of Fort Smith died Monday, January 27, 1986. He was a native of Greenwood, son of the late William Gates and a master electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Debbie Garrison Gates; a son, William Joseph Gates of the home; a daughter, Andrea LeAnn Gates of the home; his mother, Mrs. Helen Porter Gates of Fort Smith; nine brothers, William Earnest, Richard, Charles, George, David, Vestal, Fred, Bob and Johnny Gates, and a sister, Pearl Marie Gates.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle by the Rev. Merle Spearman. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Gates, James Roy

James Roy Gates, age 74, of Belleville died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born September 28, 1938 in Mt. Magazine, AR to the late John & Claire Roberts Gates and a sister, Nina Sue Gates.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Gates; brothers, Jay & Thomas Gates; sister Anna Sue Gates.

Survivors include sons, Clayton, Jeff and Travis Gates all of Belleville; sisters, Gladys Rosenbalm of Michigan, Marynell Harris of Marianna, Kathy Miller of Russellville and Melba Palmertree of Danville; brothers, George Gates of Danville and Robert Gates of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Havana Baptist Church. Cremations arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 16, 2013)

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