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Goins, Patrina E. "Pat" (Kelley)

GOINS, Patrina "Pat" Kelley, 86 passed away March 5th in Oklahoma City. She was born of Irish descent on St. Patrick's Day March 17, 1918 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Bob and Dell Kelley. She graduated from U.S.A.O. in Chickasha and also received a degree from O.U. She was an educator at the college level.

She married William Roscoe Goins who preceded her in death in 1986. She was a longtime member of the Baptist Temple where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Emily Ann Goins and a son William Jerome Goins.

She is survived by her cousins, Kaye Hicks and husband Jim of Edmond, OK, and January Hinesley & husband, Dick, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma as well as other cousins, family and a multitude of friends.

Services will be held Thursday, March 10th at 2:00 P.M. at the Hahn-Cook Chapel with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on March 8, 2005)

Goins, Raymond Eugene "Gene"

August 4, 1928 - February 12, 2012 Raymond Eugene "Gene" Goins, 83, of Fort Smith, died February 12, 2012 in Fort Smith. He was born August 4th, 1928 the youngest of nine children along with twin sister Alyene, in Hackett, AR to Marshall and Amy Nita Fowler Goins. He was the Founder of Goins Statewide Furniture, Inc which fulfilled his love of the furniture business, and his dream of owning and successfully operating his own store for thirty-eight years, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Smith. "Gene loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. For many years a quail hunt on Thanksgiving morning was a family tradition." In later years he really enjoyed annual fishing trips with his sons to the remote mountain lakes of Western Mexico and the rivers of the Amazon Basin in Brazil." He was one of those rare people who was truly happy in life, but above all else, Gene loved his family and cherished the occasions when they were together.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann of the Home; one daughter, Ruth A. Brewer and husband Hugh Rice Brewer, Sr. of Fort Smith; two sons, Randall W. and Janie Wenderoth Goins of Fort Smith and Richard A. and wife Dana Goins of Fort Smith; one sister, Alyene Gasaway of Prescott, AZ; and eight grandchildren, R. Trenton Goins and wife Megan of Fort Smith, Aimee Goins Miskov and husband Jonathan M. Miskov and their daughter Madison of St. Louis, MO., Ryan A. Goins of Dallas, TX., Taylor P. Goins of Kansas City, MO., Robert E. Goins of Fayetteville, AR., Emily C. Goins of Fayetteville, AR., Leigh Allison Stidham and husband Tim of Fayetteville, AR., and Hugh Rice Brewer, Jr., of Fayetteville, AR; and daughter in law, Catherine McCann Goins.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald E. Goins.

Memorial service will be Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Edwards Funeral Chapel. Private burial will be in the Oak Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Randall W. Goins, Richard A. Goins, Randall T. Goins, Ryan A. Goins, Robert E. Goins, and Hugh Rice Brewer, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Goins Statewide Furniture. The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM. Memorials may be made to the Reynolds Cancer Support House 3324 South "M" Street Fort Smith, AR 72903 or Mercy Hospice 7301 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72903 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 15 Feb 2012, On Line at dignitymemorial.com. )

Goins, Ronald Eugene

Ronald Eugene Goins was born March 16, 1957, in Fort Smith and died Sunday, March 26, 2006. He graduated from Southside High School. He accomplished his undergraduate work at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business management in May 1979. In December 1981, he received juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. After joining the Oklahoma Bar Association he accepted a position with the firm of Holliman, Langholz, Runnels and Dorwart. In 1993 Ron and his partner Neal Tomlins founded Tomlins & Goins Law Firm in Tulsa. Ron was active in the scholastic and athletic lives of his children, attending and volunteering at their basketball and hockey games. While his children participated in high school speech and debate, he offered his time and insight and often judge rounds at tournaments. He actively sought out the best possible learning experiences and education for his children. Ron was a Civil War aficionado, and enjoyed reading about the history of the United States. He was an avid golfer, a passion he shared with his wife.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Catherine, as well as a daughter, Emily, and a son, Robert, all of Broken Arrow, Okla. He is also survived by his parents, Gene and JoAnn Goins of Fort Smith; his mother-in-law, Eleanor McCann of Fort Smith; his sister, Ruth Brewer of Fort Smith; and two brothers, Randall and Richard, both of Fort Smith.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, or the First Tee organizations of Tulsa or Fort Smith. Arrangements under the direction of Stanleys Funeral Service of Tulsa. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Southwest Times Record Newspaper, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 31, 2006)

Goins, Shirley Ann (Bates)

Shirley Anne Goins, 88 of Hackett, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Fort Smith. She was born August 25, 1925 in Escondido, CA to the late Eugene Adrian Bates and Mildred Ruth Warren Bates. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hackett where she taught Sunday school and played the piano. She was retired from Gerber. She loved reading, traveling, humming birds, and her dogs.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband A.B. Goins, her son Michael Goins, her sister Jean Knapp, and her brother Walter Eugene Bates.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Arrangements and cremation is under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

She is survived by two daughters; Neita Banks of Hackett, and Gloria Tharp and her husband Barry of Hackett, two sons; Robert "Bob" Goins and his wife Donna of Hackett and Carl Goins and his wife Brenda of Fort Smith as well as many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great, Great Grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 118712663)

Goins, William Jerome

GOINS, William Jerome, 37, passed away April 18 at Quinton, OK. Services 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Bill Merritt Chapel, Bethany, with interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Jerry graduated from Northwest Classen in 1967, completed his BBA and MBA at Central State University. He was an accomplished pianist, studied voice with John Platt and sang with Northwest Classen Boy's Chorus. At CSU he was a member of both the Marketing and Management Clubs, Alpha Beta Alpha and B.S.U. His church membership was with Village Baptist where he participated with the singles group. Memorials may be made to either Village or Trinity Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Patrina K. Goins and several cousins. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on April 21, 1987)

Goins, William Roscoe

GOINS, W.R., 76, retired management analyst, TAFB [Tinker Air Force Base], 34 years government service, died March 25 in OKC.

Services will be at 11 A.M., Friday, Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel, interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Goins served in school administration at Mt. Washington, Blue, and Elmore City schools. He was a WWII veteran, and served as Chief of the Veterans Administration Guidance Center at both West Texas State and OCU. He was a member of NARFE, Village Baptist Church and a former longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patrina; a son, William Jerome; a nephew and 4 nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on March 27, 1986, Page 34)

Golden, Clifton G. "Tip"

Clifton G. "Tip" Golden, age 87 of Ola, died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Morrilton. He was born April 6, 1914, in Tampa, Florida to the late Robert R. and Mattie Crenshaw Golden. He was a retired ironworker in the construction industry. He was a member of the Ola First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Golden and two sons, Freddie Golden and C. J. Golden.

Survivors include his son, Bobby L. Golden of Augusta, Georgia; a daughter, LaQuita McGrew of Ola, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 10:00 a. m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Sandlin Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation was Tuesday from 6 to 7 p. m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 26, 2001)


Goltry, Mary Lou

Mrs. Mary Lou Goltry, age 75, of Danville died Saturday, September 2, 1989 at the AMI St. Marys Regional Medical Center in Russellville, She was a native of Rover, AR, daughter of the late Daniel Ralph and Mary Jane Harris, widow of the late Charles C. Goltry. She lives most of her adult life in Muskogee, OK having lived the last one and one-half years in Danville. She was a Christian and very active in her church until her confining illness. She was a retired medical secretary from the Muskogee Medical Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Forlenza of Danville; one brother, Lathell Harris of Amarillo, TX; three sisters, Wave Chitwood of Little Rock, Maxine Countz of Ola and Virginia Ford of Rover; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and. nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Rev; Mike Morey officiating. Interment was in the Veterans Cemetery at Fort Gibson, OK. Arrangements arid services were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-2-1989)


Gomez, Adan Cortes

Adan Cortes Gomez, infant son of Martin and Ana Lucia Gomez Cortes died Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Saint Marys Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, Iban Cortes Gomez; a sister, Mary Anna Cortes; paternal grandparents, Francisco Cortes and JoBa Ocanpo; fraternal grandparents, Antonio and Rosa Gomez.

Cremation Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2008)


Gommez, Rita Freeman

Mrs. Rita Freeman Gommez, age 50, of Dover, AR died Friday at her home. She was born July 30, 1947 in Newton County, AR to the late Garland R. Freeman. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustine Lopez Gomez.

Survivors a son, Austin Freeman Gomez of Kansas City, MO; a daughter, Cora Anna Heinonen of Kansas City, MO; her mother, Irene Freeman of Dover, AR; two brothers, Garland R. Freeman of Deer, AR and Steve A. Freeman of Centerville; two sisters, Sharon K. Crow of Centerville, AR and Velman Joyce Freeman of Dover, AR; also included are two grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was October 27, 1997 at the Lurton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Stan Taylor. Interment followed at the Cowell Cemetery. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Manuel Martinez, Roger Gunter, Cletus Gunter, Harold Freeman, Richard Crow, Gary Powers alternates Roger Sayer and Todd Sims. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 29, 1997)


Gooch, Alton Lee

Alton Lee Gooch, age 73 of Russellville, AR, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005. He was a retired cattle and poultry farmer, member of the Danville Church of Christ, 1972 Yell County Farm Family of the Year. He liked to originate new methods to help the cattle and poultry industry.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Christy Gooch; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Jan Gooch of El Dorado, AR, Pat and Sam Gooch of Morrilton, AR and Chris and September Gooch of Warren, PA; a brother, Tommy Gooch of Lone Pine, AR; two sisters, Pearl Davis of Danville, AR and Nettie Pitts of Ola, AR; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service was Saturday at the Danville Church of Christ. Burial was in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Robert Keathley, Sam Bonds, Terry and Michael Hennessy, Jeremiah and Tyler Gooch. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802 or Danville Church of Christ, PO Box 896, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 6, 2005)


Gooch, Kie Theodore "Pete"

Kie Theodore "Pete" Gooch, age 93, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, February 11, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was a native of Perry County and a son of the late David Drury and Sarah Love Woodall Gooch. He was a retired maintenance man for Valmac Industries and Tyson Foods and a member of the Blue Star Masonic Lodge in Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Banks Gooch and a son, Leroy Gooch.

Survivors include, a son, Teddy Gooch of Centerville; a daughter, Beverly Adams of Hot Springs; five grandchildren, Karen Baskin, Douglas Gooch and Christie Gooch all of Centerville, Kurt Gooch and Kimberlee Gooch both of Saint Petersburg, FL; two great grandchildren, Jonathan and Trent Baskin of Centerville.

Funeral service was Monday at Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 16, 2000)


Gooch, Luther Woodall

Luther Woodall Gooch, age 91, of Ozark, AR formerly of Ft. Smith, AR died Sunday, August 15, 1999 at his home in Ozark. He was born December 30, 1907 in Oppelo, AR to the late David Drury Gooch and Sarah Woodall Holley Gooch. He was retired from the Civil Service working at Camp Chaffee, AR., past member of the Arkansas National Guard and a member of the Belle Point Masonic Lodge 20 in Ft. Smith and a 32 degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ivory Gooch and five half brothers, Clone Gooch, Cal Gooch, Martin Holley, Arley Holley and Andrew Holley; four half sisters, Nettie Miller, Sharlet Mills, Emma Upton and Mary Gooch.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lottie Mae Michael Gooch; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jan Woodall Gooch of Atlanta, GA and John David "Chuck" and Carolyn Gooch of Lavaca, AR; one daughter, Linda Jane Isaac of Ozark, AR; one brother, Kie T. "Pete" Gooch of Dardanelle, AR; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 10:00 a. m. Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Mr. Robert Vowell officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery with full Masonic rites by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 1999)


Gooch, Mary Holly

Mrs. Mary Holly Gooch, age 58, died at her home in the Lone Pine community Saturday, August 12, 1950. She was born at Quitman, in 1892 and was married to George Calvin Gooch at Perry on July 2, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Gooch moved to Yell County soon after their marriage. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Clarence Davis and Mrs. Alfred Pitts of Ola, Mrs. Frances Hunt Madden of Danville; four sons, Earnest, Tommy, William and Alton, all of Danville; five brothers, Martin Holley, Ivory Gooch and Theodore Gooch, all of Dardanelle, Artie Holley of Belleville and Luther Gooch of Danville; 14 granddaughter and two great grand children (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 17, 1950)


Gooch, Sible (Madden)

Sible Sredah Gooch, age 89 of Danville, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at her home. She was born December 25, 1921 in Danville to the late Granville Elliehue and Sarah Azlee Taylor Madden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; brothers, Levaughn and Donnie Madden; sister, Jewell Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Harrison Gooch; children and spouses, Tommy Harrison and Barbara Gooch II; Kathy and James Witt all of Danville; brothers, Charles "Mickey" and June Madden of Louisiana; Hoyt and Donna Jo Madden of Des Arc, AR; five grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 28, 2011)

Gooch, Tommy Leroy

Tommy Leroy Gooch, age 70, of Danville passed away Sunday March 1, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 14, 1944 in Danville, Arkansas to the late Earnest Calvin & Lorean Pearson Gooch.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ricky Gooch.

Survivors include son, Gleason Johnson of Arkansas; daughter, Renea Sue Gooch Carter of New York; brother & sister-in-law, Kennith & Betty Gooch of Danville; sisters, Carolyn Gooch of Fort Smith; Patsy & Tom Wazelle of Alma; 1 grandson and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro John McCourt officiating. Burial will be at Mt. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 4, 2015)

Goocher, Kathleen

Miss Kathleen Goocher, age 93, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, August 6, 1999 at Dardanelle Nursing Home. She was retired from Timex Corp. at Little Rock, daughter of the late Andrew "Buddy" and Katie Lawrence Goocher and attended the First Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Austin and Aubrey Goocher; three sisters, Clyde Barnett, Evelyn and Pauline Goocher and a nephew, Buddy Chock Goocher.

Survivors include a brother, Chock Goocher of Gary, IN; a sister, Mildred Hanschmidt of Cincinnati, OH; four nieces, Paula Kay Goocher Carey, Virginia Moore, Betty Joe Prim and Anna Lee Horn; four great-nephews, Steve Goocher, Andrew Carey, Randy Horn and Danny Moore; five great-nieces, Tammy Foreman, Priscilla Anderson, Hope Lowery, Katie Beam and Sandra Bowles; and 11 great-great nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Monday at Dardanelle Funeral Service Chapel by the Rev. James Lowe. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Dardanelle Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Roy Luther George, Billy Bob Pitts, Kenneth Witt, Dean Wright, Steve Goocher and Mike Norris. Honorary employees and staff of Dardanelle Nursing Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 11, 1999)


Goocher, Linda Carlene (Sisco)

Born: December 1, 1944 Place of Birth: Fort Smith, AR Death: April 12, 2014 Place of Death: Dardanelle, AR Occupation: Municipal County Clerk Hobbies: Dancing, taking trips, spending time with family and shopping. Linda Carlene Sisco Goocher died Saturday, April 12, at her home in Dardanelle surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She fought as fierce as a lion against a foe that would allow no victory. Linda was small in stature yet mighty in spirit. She faced her adversity with humor, patience and remarkable courage. This is a testament to her Christian Faith.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Buddy Chock Goocher and parents, Carl Sisco and Eileen Mae Tankersley Sisco.

She leaves behind a son, Steven Chock Goocher and wife Patricia Ann Goocher; a daughter, Katie Melinda Goocher Beam and husband Aaron Edward Beam; one granddaughter, Jessica Marie Beam Wilson and husband Robert Kenneth Wilson III; four grandsons, Trey Austin Goocher, Buddy Lane Goocher, Dalton Edward Beam, Kenneth Jackson LaMontagne; sisters, Glenda Sisco Geurian, Patti Sisco Cain; brothers, Richard James Sisco, Raymond Eugene Sisco; ten nephews; four nieces and her companion Jim Armour. A long-time resident of Dardanelle, Linda was a mother to all who entered her door and confidant to many. She retired after serving as Yell County Municipal Court Clerk for over 27 years. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Dardanelle. She enjoyed dancing, taking trips, spending time with family and shopping. She prized her family above all things and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

We will celebrate a life well-lived with visitation at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Dardanelle First Freewill Baptist Church with Jared Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Goocher, Dalton Beam, Buddy Goocher, Kenny LaMontagne, Gary Brock, Paul Geurian, Jeff Geurian and Dave Kerns. Honorary Pallbearers will be Andy carey, Denny Bower, Craig Grimes, Craig Race, Marty Carroll, Jeff Ray, Kenny Bond, Mike Grimes. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Apr 2014 on Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. )

Goocher, Linda Carlene (Sisco)

Linda Carlene Sisco Goocher died Saturday, April 12, at her home in Dardanelle surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She fought as fierce as a lion against a foe that would allow no victory. Linda was small in stature yet mighty in spirit. She faced her adversity with humor, patience and remarkable courage. This is a testament to her Christian Faith.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Buddy Chock Goocher and parents, Carl Sisco and Eileen Mae Tankersley Sisco.

She leaves behind a son, Steven Chock Goocher and wife Patricia Ann Goocher; a daughter, Katie Melinda Goocher Beam and husband Aaron Edward Beam; one granddaughter, Jessica Marie Beam Wilson and husband Robert Kenneth Wilson III; four grandsons, Trey Austin Goocher, Buddy Lane Goocher, Dalton Edward Beam, Kenneth Jackson LaMontagne; sisters, Glenda Sisco Geurian, Patti Sisco Cain; brothers, Richard James Sisco, Raymond Eugene Sisco; ten nephews; four nieces and her companion Jim Armour. A long-time resident of Dardanelle, Linda was a mother to all who entered her door and confidant to many. She retired after serving as Yell County Municipal Court Clerk for over 27 years. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Dardanelle. She enjoyed dancing, taking trips, spending time with family and shopping. She prized her family above all things and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

We will celebrate a life well-lived with visitation at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Dardanelle First Freewill Baptist Church with Jared Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Goocher, Dalton Beam, Buddy Goocher, Kenny LaMontagne, Gary Brock, Paul Geurian, Jeff Geurian and Dave Kerns. Honorary Pallbearers will be Andy carey, Denny Bower, Craig Grimes, Craig Race, Marty Carroll, Jeff Ray, Kenny Bond, Mike Grimes. 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 Apr 16, 2014)

Goodbar, F. M. (Mrs.)

Mrs. F. M. Goodbar, of North Little Rock, age 83, died at a Russellville hospital, May 10, 1950. She was born at Crockets Bluff, Ark. daughter of W. N. and Francis Jelks Bradford.

She is survived by two sons, Bernard Goodbar of Little Rock and Rev. Fritz Goodman of Danville; five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 11, 1950)


Gooden, Manuel Stephen

Manuel Stephen Gooden, age 52, of Russellville died Friday, January 30, 2015, at his home. He was born April 25, 1962, at Avenal, Calif., to the late Will Manuel and Peggy Colleen Eakin Gooden.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Scott Ellis Gooden.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Mahan Gooden of Russellville; one son, Justin Ray Clark of Russellville; two sisters, Karen Ann Woody of Russellville, Kim Hon and husband Cailem of Russellville; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Diane Mahan of Russellville; one brother-in-law, Brian Mahan of Russellville; one sister-in-law, Kimberly Foster of Russellville; three nieces, Amanda Gooden, Heather Woody and Lacey Coates; and one nephew, B.J. Gooden.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015. Burial was in Bells Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the chapel. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 4, 2015)

Goodier, Eunice

Mrs. Eunice Goodier, age 89, of Atkins, AR died Monday, July 24, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. She was born September 1, 1910 at Atkins, AR to the late William L. Jr. and Nancy Hern Sorrells. She was at tired teacher and business owner. She and her husband, the late Gerald Goodier, owned and operated Goodier Hardware in Dardanelle, AR. She was a 1932 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, a member of the Atkins Baptist Church and the Music Club.

Survivors are, a daughter and son-in-law, Lina and Al Davidson of Atkins, AR; two sisters, Eula Holbrook of Russellville, AR and Jessie Douthit of Lake Charles, LA; two brothers, William L. Sorrells Jr. of Atkins, AR and Billy Harrell Sorrells of Russellville, AR and several nephews and nieces.

Service was July 27, 2000 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Larry Thomas and Rec. Al Sparkman officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were, Charles Jackson, Mike Warren, Bobby Cowan, Robert Travis, Doug Weeks, Russell Robertson, Emmett Haney and James O. Woods. Honorary were Music Club members. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 2, 2000)


Goodier, John O.

John O. Goodier, age 78, retired tinner, died at his home in Dardanelle Friday. He was a native of Dardanelle, and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goodier, early settlers of Dardanelle.

Survivors include a son, Joe Goodier of Dardanelle and two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Bullock of Russellville and Mrs. Charlie Rice of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 4, 1950)


Goodier, Mayble Cole

Mayble Cole Goodier age 96 of Dardanelle died March 5, 2006 at her home. She was born January 1, 1910 near Fort Towson, OK, daughter of John and Lillie Mae Cole. She was raised and attended schools in Sparkman, AR before graduating from Ouachita Baptist College in 1932. After teaching school for several years in Mississippi, she was married in June 1936 to the Rev. Gordon C. Goodier of Dardanelle, whom she met while attending Ouachita Baptist. Their first pastorate was the First Baptist Church in Eureka Springs where their only child was born in 1938. Later Southern Baptist Pastorates included Compton Heights Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO for 18 years, Baptist Temple Church in Fresno, CA, First Baptist Church of Pacific Beach, CA and Halcyon Way Baptist Church in San Leandro, CA. During this time she was active in State and National WMU work and a frequent speaker regarding religious education for children before Southern Baptist Sunday School workers in Missouri and California, as well as at the annual summer conferences in Glorieta, NM and Ridgecrest, NC sponsored by Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board. Upon retirement in 1971, she and her husband returned to Dardanelle where they made their residence. During the 1970s and 1980s she was an active member of the Dardanelle Garden Club, the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle, where she also taught a Sunday School Class, and as a Red Cross volunteer at the Dardanelle Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gordon C. Goodier and a sister, Rosyln Erickson.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon C, Jr. and Beatrice Goodier of King wood, TX; three grandsons, Nicholas Goodier of Alamogordo, NM, Christopher Goodier of Houston, TX and Jonathan Goodier of Irving, TX; a sister, Erah Thweatt of Van Cleave, MS; two nephews and six nieces, two of which are Linda Davidson of Atkins, and Connie Goodier of Russellville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 9:30 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Internment was in Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 15, 2006)


Goodman, Grace Lee Johnson

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Grace Lee Johnson Goodman of Banner Elk, N. C. formerly of Dardanelle, died Friday, September 20, 1985.

Graveside service was today at Brearley Cemetery. Burial was by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Goodman, Jackie (Sr.)

Jackie Goodman Sr. age 46 of Danville died Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born March 31, 1961 at Des Arc to the late "Jim" James Arlon Sr. and Nancy Gross Goodman. He was a member of the Miracle Outreach Ministries in Belleville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jackie Wayne Goodman Jr. and a brother, Johnny Dean Goodman.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jason Teeter of Dover; brother, "Jim" James Arlon Goodman Jr. of Alexandria, LA; sister, Nancy Massengale of Russellville; five grandchildren; one niece and two nephews; fiance, Patricia Hodges of Danville.

Graveside services will be Saturday, 2:00 p. m. at Brearley Cemetery. Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 19, 2007)


Goodman, Nancy Ruth Gross

Nancy Ruth Gross Goodman, age 65, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, September 9, 2004. She was born June 13, 1939 in Des Arc, AR to the late Ernest Nole and Verna Ruth Tippit Gross. She was employed at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Goodman, Sr., a son, Johnny Goodman and a grandson, Jackie Goodman, Jr.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Jeanie Goodman of Alexandria, LA and Jackie Wayne Goodman, Sr. of Dardanelle, AR; a daughter Darlene Goodman Massengale of Russellville; a brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Lucille Gross of Conway; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral was September 13, 2004 at Centerville Baptist Church with Rev. James Whitlock and Ed LaRoe officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Vernon, Michael May, Bentley Geurian, Tony Hester, Roger Ramey and Darrell Barnes. Honorary were members of the Centerville First Baptist Church Sunday school class. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 15, 2004)


Goodson, Bonnie Norine (Stevenson)

Bonnie Norine Stevenson Goodson, age 77, of Waveland died Friday, June 6 at her home in Waveland, Arkansas. She was born October 8, 1936 in Rossville, Georgia to the late Everett Lee and Rosa Stevenson. She was a retired owner of a daycare center in Denver, Colorado.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory Goodson, son, Mark Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughters, Melody Mertz of Sterling, Colorado, Donna Simmons of Wichita, Kansas and a grandson, Caleb Mertz of Sterling, Colorado. Memorial services were Monday, June 9, 5 PM at Moores Chapel Church in Waveland.

Visitation will be 4 to 5 pm before the service. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cormwellfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 11, 2014)

Goodson, Evelyn Louise

Evelyn Louise Goodson, 63, of Ola died Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born May 28, 1942, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Sampley, and retired as manager of Captian 9 restaurant in Little Rock and a caterer for St. Johns Seminary. She was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Morris Goodson, Sr. children, Angela and Ronnie Ross of Hot Springs, John M. Penny Goodson, Jr. of Vilonia, Amanda and Johnny Warren of Siloam Springs; mother, Lucille Brigman Dunlap of Little Rock; brothers, Richard Lee Sampley of Alexander, J. E. Sampley of Oklahoma, Dewitt Sampley of Clinton; half-sisters, Alice Alford of Heber Springs, Gladys Henderson of Little Rock; grandchildren, Alisha Lynn Koplen, Amber Lanette Koplen, Jonathan Wayne Koplen, Christopher Ross, Taryn Middleton, Jacob William Goodson, Andrea Hull, Addison Warren, Chris Warren, Joseph Warren.

Funeral was held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at Birta Bethelehem Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Ron Whittle and Reverend Ricky Kimzey officiating. Burial was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers include Jeremy Gadberry, Hugh Eldridge, Tim Harken, Bryan Harken, John Owen and Charlie Adams. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 15, 2006)


Goodson, Fred W.

Fred W. Goodson was born in Gravelly - Little Texas, AR on February 8, 1931, to Oscar and Bernice Goodson. Fred had 2 brothers and 4 sisters and was the second oldest. He started first grade when he was only 4 years old so he graduated high school at 16 years of age at Fourche Valley High School in 1947. Fred joined the Navy when he was 17 years of age. He served on the USS Boxer, an aircraft carrier for 4 years. He was in the Korean Conflict. He was discharged in 1952 and he and Glenna Oglesbee married and moved to OK. Fred worked at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa for several months and then began working for Westinghouse Elevator that later became Schindler Elevator. Fred's company transferred him to OKC in 1960 and he was head of the elevator shop in OKC until his retirement after 35 years of service in 1992. Fred and Glenna had two sons, Ellis and Russell and an adopted daughter Annette. There are 5 grandchildren, Ryan and Robyn, children of Russell and Melissa, Lezlie and Michael, children of Annette. There are three great- grandchildren, Jacob, Allyson, and Robert. Fred gave his life to Jesus in 1961 and was baptized in Western Hills Baptist Church, OKC. Fred passed away on his and Glenna's 58th wedding anniversary, December 21st, 2010. He was 79 years of age. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 29, 2010)

Goodson, Milas J.

Friday, May 13th, the Rev. Thorpe Lee, Perry, conducted the funeral services of Milas J. Goodson in the Baptist Church at Birta. Interment in the Mason Cemetery. Pall bearers were Harry McCoy, Jim McGhee, Arch Robinson, Harold Jones, Henry Wilson and Rev. Ivan Marcum.

Milas Goodson died May 10, 1949 at the age of seventy years. He was married to Miss Effie Thorpe in 1905, and to this union were born five daughters Mrs. Glennie Eldridge, Birta, Mrs. Syble Storment, Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Pauline Franklin Little Rock, Mrs. Mary Lou Howard. Little Rock, and Mrs. Treva Dell hacker, El Centro, Calif.; his brother's are Otis, Booneville, Amos and John of Paris, Lee of Corley and Ovas, Little Rock; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr. Goodson lived most of his life in Birta, where he was engaged in the mercantile business part of the time and served as postmaster for 42 years, just retiring a few months before his death. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 19, 1949)


Goodson, William Earl

William Earl Goodson, age 82, of Havana, died Sunday November 18, 2001 at his residence. He was born in Houston, TX, October 27, 1919 son of the late J. W. and Mildred Delano Goodson. He was a WWII Army Aircore Veteran.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Grace Slinn.

Survivors include three sons, Gregory M. Goodson, and Glenn M. Goodson, both of Havana, Geoffrey M. Goodson of Houston, TX; a daughter, Gayle M. Herrington of Copley, OH; a sister, Hester Powers of Woodlands, TX; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Goodson of Havana.

Funeral services were Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the Moores Chapel Church in Waveland. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia, TX. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 28, 2001)


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