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Dewey Andrew Gossage, age 93 of Plainview, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born October 3, 1915 in Steve, Arkansas to the late Henry and Bertha Cox Gossage. He was a WWII Naval Veteran, retired rural postal mail carrier, mason and member of Star Route Carriers Association, an avid outdoors-man, and especially loved to turkey hunt.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Sarah Elizabeth "Elva" Crawford Gossage; son, Donald Ray Gossage; a granddaughter and grandson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Roy Donnell of Brandon, MS, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Old Shed Cemetery in Steve with Glen Davis officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)
Lt. Col (Ret.) Donald Ray Gossage of Boerne, TX, passed away Friday, August 27, 1993 in Kendall County, Texas, at the age of 59. He was born in Steve, Arkansas, January 25, 1934.
Col. Gossage is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Gossage; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Keven and Kristen Gossage and a grandson, Derek Anthony Gossage, all of Boerne, TX; his parents, Dewey and Elva Gossage of Plain view, AR and a sister, Marilyn Donnell of Jackson, Mississippi.
Funeral services were held at St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Boerne Tuesday, August 31, with t the Rev. Bill Calhoun officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-8-1993)
Elva Gossage, age 88 of Plainview, died Sunday, November 27, 2005 at Chamber Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Steve, Arkansas on December 9, 1916 to William and Nancy Green Crawford. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Dewey Gossage daughter, Marilyn Donnell of Jackson, MS brother, Laudell Crawford of CA sister, Christine Defferd of OK; two grandchildren and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Shed Cemetery in Steve, AR with Reverend Glen Davis officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 30, 2005)
George Calvin Gossage, age 82, died December 4, 1959 at Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Carre; seven sons, James of Jessieville, Amos of Sherill, Steve, Paul and Louis of Benton, Tom of Altheimer and Emmett of California; three daughters, Janie Yates and Jose Eubanks of Benton and Eunice Eubanks of Altheimer; two brothers, Hence of Benton and Pat of Dierks; two sisters, Iiabell Yates of Danville and Margaret Yates of Hot Springs; 41 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, December 31, 1959)
Steve H. Gossage, aged 72, of Benton, a retired farmer, died October 10 at Plainview.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Isabell Yates of Danville and Mrs. Margaret Yates of Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 19, 1961)
Alpha Jane Hull Gossett, age 76, a resident of Plainview, AR died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Onyx, AR. She was born on August 8, 1921 at Steve, AR to Pearl Columbus "P. C." and Hattie Viola (Cox) Hull. She married William "Bill" H. Gossett, Sr. on June 4, 1945 at Plainview, AR. She was a teller for the First State Bank at Plainview and at Ola, she owned and operated Gossett's Supermarket at Plainview and also was a retired postal clerk at Ola, AR. She was a veteran of the Women's Army Corp during World War II. Her name was placed in the Women's War Memorial in Washington, D. C. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Ola Church of Christ. She was very active in community service. She had been a co-community editor the past several years for the Yell County Record.
She is survived by her husband, William H. Gossett, Sr. of Plainview, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Dixie Nan and Bobby Joe Hood of Hot Springs, AR; one son arid daughter-in-law, William H. "Butch", Jr. and Donna Sue Gossett of Onyx, AR; four grandchildren, William H. Gossett III, Caroline Gossett Hogue, Deirdre Keeney Thurman and Jared Keeney; one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Thurman and several extended family members.,
Funeral service was held February 10, 1998 at the Ola Church of Christ officiated by Mr. Bob Fallen and assisted by Dr. J. O. Pennington. Burial was in the Shed Cemetery at Steve, AR. Casketbearers were William Gossett HI, Paul Miller III, John Hogue, Chris Thurman, Ronnie Carroll and Robert Gillum. Honorary Jared Keeney. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 1998)
Mrs. Nora Maude Roe Gossett, age 76 of Plainview, died February 12 at Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was the widow of James Simpson Gossett.
Survivors include two sons, Woodrow Gossett of California and Bill Gossett of Plainview; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Gillum of Belleville and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; four stepsons, Odell Gossett and Raymond Gossett, both of California, Dalton Gossett of Hot Springs and Leonard Gossett of Plainview; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ophelia Pullen of Plainview and Mrs. Ruth Partin of Texas; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1964)
Raymond Gossett of Sacramento, CA died Saturday, July 13, 1986 after suffering a severe stroke and a heart attack. He was formerly from Yell County and was a brother of William Gossett Sr. of Plainview.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Jewel; one daughter, Mary Ruth; three grandsons of Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Partin of Abilene, TX and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Woodroe W. Gossett of Quincy, CA and William Gossett Sr. of Plainview and a number of nieces and nephews. He had been employed in Quincy, CA since early 1940, and then moved to Sacramento, after he retired.
Burial was in Sacramento. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 7/13/1986)
Raymond Gossett of Sacramento, CA died Saturday, July 13, 1986 after suffering a severe stroke and a heart attack. He was formerly from Yell County and was a brother of William Gossett Sr. of Plainview.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Jewel; one daughter, Mary Ruth; three grandsons of Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Partin of Abilene, TX and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Woodroe W. Gossett of Quincy, CA and William Gossett Sr. of Plainview and a number of nieces and nephews.
He had been employed in Quincy, CA since early 1940, and then moved to Sacramento, after he retired.
Burial was in Sacramento. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 7-23-1986)
Mrs. Velma Francis Collins Gossett, age 93, of Ola, AR died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. She was born August 22, 1903 in Dardanelle, AR to the late John K. and Dora Fowler Collins. She was the owner and manager of the theaters in Ola and Plainview for many years, a member of the First Baptist Church in Plainview and mother and homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jon and Jack Storey of Russellville; two grandchildren, Steve Storey of Russellville and Suzanne Charton of Ola; three great-grandchildren, Job, Samuel and Benjamin Storey all of Russellville and a nephew, Bobby Collins of Plainview.
Service was Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were David Pounder, J. H. Hasty, Harold Blalock, Don Buford, William Gossett, Jimmie Buford and Jimmy Norwood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 1997)
William "Bill" H. Gossett, Sr. age 84, died Thursday, September 16, 2004 at his home in Plainview. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, a member of the Plainview Church of Christ, and an Army Air Force WWII Veteran. He was born in Plainview on December 15, 1919 to the late James Simpson and Nora Maude Roe Gossett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alpha Jane Hull Gossett.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William H. Jr. Butch" and Donna Gossett of Onyx; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Bobby Hood of Hot Springs; a brother, Woodrow Gossett of California; six grandchildren, William H. Gossett III of Perryville, Caroline and John Hogue, Deidre and Chris Thurman all of Plainview, Jared Keeney-Hood of Russellville; three great grandchildren, Adrianna, Christopher and Chloe.
Services were held on September 19, 2004 at the Plainview Church of Christ. Burial was held in Shed Cemetery in Steve, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2004)
Bobby Gossman, age 28, of Subiaco, AR died Saturday, August 4, 2001 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born May 30, 1973 in Hutchinson, KS.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marlin Gossman.
Survivors include his wife, Jenny Welliver Gossman of Subiaco; four sons, Justin, Joshua, David and Derek Gossman of Subiaco; his father, Dave Gossman of Hutchinson, KS; his mother, Beverly Gould Mardis of Preston, KS; three sisters, Sonya Gossman, Pratt, KS, Christy and Stacey Logue of Wichita, KS; four brothers, Kevin and Danny Gossman of Hutchinson, KS, Jerry Gossman of Pratt, KS and Travis Gossman of Wichita, KS; his grandmother, Bertha Gossman of Hutchinson, KS and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held in Hutchinson, KS. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2001)
Mr. Pat Gowling, age 76, of Beaumont, TX died September 24, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. He was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, a WWII Navy veteran and a retired supervisor for Equifax.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmye Gowling or Beaumont, TX; a son, John Gowling of Frisco, TX; a sister, Mary Myers of West Columbia, TX; three grandchildren, Michael Gowling of Dallas, TX, Jeannie Lowe of Pt. Neches, TX and Savannah Gowling of Frisco, TX and two great grandchildren, Jarroth Lang and Corbyn Gowling both of Pt. Neches, TX.
Service was September 26, 1999 with burial Monday, September 27, 1999 at Salem Cemetery in Plainview, AR. Memorial contributions may be made to Button Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 68, Little Elm, TX 75068 or charity of choice. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)
Allie Maude Grace, age 91, of Danville passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1920 in Danville, AR to the late C.C. and Maude Gatlin Sharpe. She was a homemaker and a member of the Danville First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, A. B. Grace; brothers Clayborne and Courtney Sharpe and sister Faye Pledger.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Martha & Bob Pledger of Springdale; Mary Betty & Don Thone of Hot Springs; sister Mary Misenheimer of Little Rock; grandchildren Scott & Meredith Thone of Conway; Brandon & Lori Thone of Damascus; Nelson & Twanna Pledger of Havana; Libby & Trent Tipton of Morrilton; great grandchildren, Tanner, Grace Ann & Hadlee Thone, Briston Yarbrough, Marley & Trey Pledger, Abby Grace & Mary Kate Tipton.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Danville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial will be at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Pledger, Don Thone, Scott Thone, Brandon Thone Nelson Pledger and Trent Tipton. Memorials may be made to Danville First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are 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 Jun 13, 2012)
Beatrice Penrose Grace, age 84 of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, November 27, 2003 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born November 18, 1919 in Hunter, AR to the late William J. and Ethel Shaner Penrose. She entered the U. S. Navy in 1945 and was a Pharmacist's mate working in occupational therapy when discharged in 1946. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree and the San Jose State College in San Jose, CA with a Masters Degree. She retired from teaching in 1981 after teaching Home Economics for a total of 41 years. Having taught in Alma, Mansfield, Havana, Dardanelle and Campbell, CA. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dardanelle, AR, Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Teachers, life member of the National Garden Club and Gum Springs EH Club.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years Frank Grace; one sister, Jane King of Forrest City, AR; one brother, Robert Penrose of Walnut Creek, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was December 1st at Dardanelle Funeral Service with Rev. Joe Yates and Rev. Glenn Nicholson officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle under title direction of Dardanelle Funeral Service. Nephews served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund or your favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)
Delora Marie Grace, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, September 4, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Home. She was retired from the Dardanelle School District and a member of the Mount George Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Grace.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Sue Gleghorn of Little Rock, AR and Sally and Ronnie Hallsell of Little Rock, AR; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Rose Grace of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Hazel Fader of Vicksburg, Miss. and Delenna Gilbreath of Tullah, LA; two brothers, Amon Dacus of Conroe, TX and Holman Dacus of Transylvania, LA; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday at the New Hope Cemetery with Chris George officiating. Arrangements by Dardanelle Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Mount George Church of Christ or Southern Christian Home in Morrilton. Pallbearers were Sonny George, Billy Rylas, Larry Underwood, Danny Fulton, Keith Finkenbinder and Tracy Fulton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)
Edna Faye Grace, age 92, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 30, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born February 22, 1920 at Dardanelle to the late Noah and Lota Piercy Kuhn. She was a Charter Member of the Gum Springs EH Club and D.A.R.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Grace; a sister, Ruby Nell Grace Koone.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Jeff Koone of Philadelphia, PA, Valarie and Tim Whitlock of North Little Rock; two greal grandchildren, Wilson Whitlock and Luke Whitlock both of North Little Rock.
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M.. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. James Whitlock officiating. Visitation will be held after the service at the church. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 2, 2012)
Frank Grace; Longtime County Board Member Dies Taught School at Havana and Dardanelle. Frank Grace, age 91, was involved as a member of several Yell County boards for over 40 years beginning in the late 1950's. He died on May 9, 2010, at Saint Mary's Hospital. Although he lived at Dardanelle, he actually began his Yell County career as an agriculture teacher at Havana High School after he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1947. He and his wife, Beatrice, both taught school at Havana for four years. Grace also taught agriculture at Dardanelle High School from 1967- 1969. He served as a Yell County Justice of the Peace, and was a longtime member of the Soil Conservation Board and several other boards including the Equalization Board, Yell County Fair Board, and the New Hope Cemetery Board. Grace was instrumental in the development of the Northeast Yell County Water Association. He was also a Veterans Agriculture Teacher.
Funeral was at New Hope Baptist Church Tuesday, May, 11, 2010. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010)
Frank Grace, age 91 of Dardanelle died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Saint Mary's Hospital. Frank was born October 7, 1918 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Christopher Columbus Grace and Cleo Effie Moore. Frank was the fifth child in a family of 14 children.
Frank grew up on his parents farm southwest of Dardanelle, AR and graduated from Dardanelle High School in 1936. He entered Arkansas Tech in 1937 after a cousin, Alf Satterfield, offered him a student job in the dining hall at Tech. He completed a two year agriculture program and enrolled in the University of AR at Fayetteville. The army interrupted his schooling, and he went into the service in 1940 with the 668 Engineers. Frank served his country honorably in France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Frank re-entered the University of AR in 1946 and graduated with the class of 1947. He accepted a position as agriculture teacher at Havana High School. He then married the late Beatrice Penrose Grace, whom he met while student teaching in Mansfield. Both taught at Havana for four years and then took graduate work at Colorado A&M and the University of California, Davis. They moved to San Jose, California in 1951. Frank taught Veterans Agriculture and High School Agriculture in the Campbell High School, Campbell, California. Frank and Bea returned to Arkansas in 1958, they bought the family farm, built a home and started in the cattle business. Frank taught agriculture at Dardanelle High School from 1967-1969.
Frank was extremely involved in the community as he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at New Hope Baptist Church for years. His civic involvement included Justice of the Peace, Veterans Agriculture Teacher, the development of the Northeast Yell County Water Association, Soil Conservation Board, Equalization Board, Yell County Fair Board, and the New Hope Cemetery Board.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Beatrice Penrose Grace of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Elizabeth Grace Fink of Dardanelle, AR, and Mary Grace Roggencamp of Chicago, IL; six brothers including Tom Grace of Russellville, AR, Jack Grace of Ft. Smith, AR, Glen Grace of Russellville, AR, John Grace of Harrison, AR, and Charlie Grace of Dardanelle, AR.
Survivors include three sisters, Inez Grace Overcash of Houston, TX, Anna Lee Grace Richardson of Terrell, TX, and Sarah Grace Whitford of Centerville, AR. He is also survived by two brothers, William G. Grace of Russellville, AR, and Lloyd Ellis Grace of Van Buren, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at New Hope Baptist Church Tuesday, May, 11, 2010, with Rev. Paul Farnam and Dr. Glen Nicholson officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Grace, Carl Overcash, Mike Grace, Greg Grace, Ryan Grace, Spencer Grace, Sawyer Grace and Christopher Grace. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Frank's nieces and nephews and members of the New Hope Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010)
Dr. Jesse Grace, age 74, of Mena, AR passed away Monday, June 26, 2000 in Montgomery County, AR. He was born November 2, 1925 in Danville, AR, a son of the late John David Grace and the late Eloise Fowler. He was united in marriage to Mary Summers on June 21, 1946 in Dardanelle, AR. He made his home in Mena for the past 51 years, was a dentist and had a practice for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He served 2 years as a Captain in the US Army serving as a dentist in Korea and Japan. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board; he served 11 years on the Mena School Board and the Lions Club, and was a lifetime member of the Arkansas and American Dentist Association.
He is survived by, his wife, Mary Grace of Mena, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Carol Grace of Richmond, VA and David and Patti Grace of Fayetteville, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Garry Reinhardt of Little Rock, AR; one brother, John Grace of Theodosia, MO; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held June 30 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gaylon Cope officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Belleville, AR under the direction of Hall Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 5, 2000)
John Brannon Grace, age 16, died suddenly at his home in Washington, D. C. early Wednesday morning. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. K. Grace, formerly of Belleville.
Funeral services will be held at the Belleville Methodist Church, probably Sunday morning, according to information received from relatives. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 9, 1950)
Mrs. John Grace, wife of late Dr. John Grace, died at her home in Belleville January 23 after a long illness.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. A. N. Saterfield and Mrs. Wallace Bailey, Russellville; Mrs. J. A. Pane, Belleville; Mrs. Stuard Keathley, Danville; and five sons, Dave, Danville; O. O., Jonesboro; Dr. J. K., Belleville; A. B. and Dale of the home, also a foster son Rev. Chas. Finch, Pine Bluff; also Mrs. And Dr. John Grace reared Oil Williams, Belleville, for several years, also three sisters, Mrs. Tom Hames; Mrs. Tull Banks and Mrs. Roberts, all of Dardanelle and their 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Dr. John Grace Memorial Baptist church, erected in memory of Dr. Grace January 25 at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Chas Finch, Pine Bluff, assisted by Rev. J. D. Baker, local pastor. This obituary cannot tell the many good traits of this good woman because like her husband, the late Dr. John Grace, she seldom "let not your left hand know what thy right hand doeth" their good acts were not told. Perhaps it will suffice to say that she was a noble helpmate to her noble husband that time is not helping us to forget. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1940)
Naomi Mae Grace, age 93, of Pass-Christian, Mississippi (formerly of Russellville) died Sunday, October 23, 2000 at Miramar Lodge. She was a daughter of the late Twiggs and Lillie Dowell Brown, born August 17, 1907 in Belleville, AR. She was the widow of Dr. Jesse K. Grace. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a former long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Brannon Grace.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allan Dale and Josette B. Grace of Diamondhead, MS.
Graveside service and burial will be at 11 AM on Thursday at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Danville with Rev. Clefton Vaughan officiating. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 PM Wednesday evening. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2000)
Ruby Nell Grace, 87, of Little Rock, formerly of Russellville, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Good Shepherd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 27, 1924, in Dardanelle to Noah Layfette and Lota Salina Piercey Kuhn. Ruby was a member of First Baptist Church at Russellville for more than 60 years, where she enjoyed the Young at Heart seniors group. After moving to Little Rock, she became a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Ruby was very involved in working for the improvement of the care of mentally disabled children. There is a group home for mentally challenged adults in Russellville called Grace House. She was a former employee of P.O.M. in Russellville.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom Grace; a son, Thomas R. "Ricky" Grace, who was born with Downs Syndrome; and a grandson, Richard T. Lambert III.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Anita and Bill Donnell and Pam Lambert, all of Little Rock; a sister, Edna Faye Grace of Dardanelle; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2011, at Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 200 S. Denver Ave., Russellville, AR 72801 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR 72211. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper on-line, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on December 30, 2012)
Thomas Dale Grace, age 87, of South Gate, California, died May 3, 2002 at home with his wife Virginia by his side. He was born in Belleville, Arkansas on April 11, 1915, the youngest child of the late Dr. John and Lulu Baird Grace. His parents and sisters preceded him in death. He was united in marriage with Virginia "Pinky" Clark, formerly of Havana, Arkansas on Jan. 3, 1941. They were married more than 61 years at the time of his death. He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for more than 34 years and had been retired for 25 years. Dale was a Mason for more than 66 years. He belonged to the Belleville Lodge. He served in the Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his wife Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ike Aguilar; granddaughter and husband, Stephanie and Chuck Rogers, and grandson and wife, Jeffrey and Katherine Aguilar, and two great granddaughters, Hanna and Maya Rose.
Graveside services were held on May 7, 2002 at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 5, 2002)
William G. "Bill" Grace, Sr., 87, of Russellville, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The 10th of 14 children of C.C. and Cleo Moore Grace, he was born September 29, 1926 in the South New Hope Community. He was a 1945 graduate of Dardanelle High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, during which he served on the USS Savannah-CL42, the USS Augusta-CA31 and the USS San Francisco-CA38. After the war, he attended Arkansas Polytechnic College and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas in 1952. He and Mary Lee McConnell were married on November 26, 1952 at Benton. In 1957, he founded Grace Termite and Pest Control which he operated until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Lovingly called "Nippie" by his grandchildren, he enjoyed teaching them to fish as soon as they could sit in his boat and hold a fishing pole. Mr. Grace also enjoyed gardening and was an avid Razorback Fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tom, Jack, Glen, Frank, John and Charlie Grace all of whom served in the US military, and Ben Grace who stayed home during the war and worked the family farm; sisters, Elizabeth Fink and Mary Roggencamp.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lee Grace, Russellville; daughter, Rebecca Riedmueller and husband Pat, Pottsville, son, William Garrett Grace, Jr., Dardanelle; son, Greg Grace and wife Amy, Russellville; daughter, Jennifer Henriksen and husband Kevin, Morrison, OK; 7 grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Riedmueller, Ryan, Spencer and Sawyer Grace, Jared Henriksen and Jamie Booker; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Inez Overcash, Houston, TX; Anna Lee Richardson, Terrell, TX, Sarah Whitford, Centerville; brother, Lloyd Grace, Van Buren.
Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Greg Sykes will officiate. Burial will be at Ard Cemetery in Dardanelle, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Full military honors will be provided by the Boyoce-Woods Post 3141 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation was from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ard Cemetery Perpetual Care Association, 12423 Ard Road, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 19, 2014)
Leslie Grady, 94, died Monday, August 25, 2008, in Russellville. Born June 3, 1914, in Prairie County, he was the son of Finus L. and Lillian Davis Grady. He was a graduate of Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee and attended the University of Arkansas. His early career was in law enforcement, serving with the Prairie County Sheriff's Department, the Arkansas State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Following World War II, he returned to Arkansas where he was a partner in G&H Diaper Service in Little Rock before returning to public service with the Arkansas Department of Revenue and the U.S. Office of Price Stabilization. In 1952, he became Industrial Relations Manager with the Westinghouse Electric Corp., serving at plants in Little Rock and Salina, Kan., until his retirement in 1976. Service to others was the hallmark of Mr. Grady's life. Among his activities were his terms as president of the Family Service Agency of Pulaski County and chairman of the East Yell County Unit of the American Cancer Society. He also worked actively with the Mounted Patrol and Meals on Wheels in Yell County. Mr. Grady was active in Lions Club, serving as president of clubs in Little Rock, Salina and Dardanelle. He was a retired life member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He also was very active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as elder at Westover HIlls in Little Rock and at First Church in Dardanelle. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Edith Booth Grady, with whom he had two children, Leslie Grady Jr. of Clemson, S.C., and Susan G. Schubert of Russellville, who survive.
He is survived by his wife, Annielaura Jaggers-Grady of Russellville; a brother-in-law, B.T. McFadden of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Vera Grady of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a daughter-in-law, Joni K. Grady of Clemson. He is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle. Internment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Des Arc, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Second St., Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on August 26, 2008)
Clinton Ray Graham, age 51, passed away suddenly at his home in Waldron, AR, Friday September 26, 2014. Born June 21, 1963 in Lubbock, TX to J.D.
and Bobbie Jean (Woodall) Graham, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter Macy Lea Graham, grandparents Arvel and Irene Graham of Waldron and Chester (Chet) and Tiny Woodall of Danville. Clinton was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church of Waldron where he served as deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He was employed at Arkansas Valley Electric Co-op for 33 years, was a Master electrician, raised hunting dogs and loved hunting with his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, wife of thirty years, Tammy (Swisher) Graham; daughter and son in law Larissa and Dylan House and grandson Weston, brother Carlton Graham and wife Meredith all of Waldron. Brother Chris Graham, wife Christy and nephew Jacob of Berryville, AR, niece Danielle (Graham) Jameson and husband Whit of Greenwood AR.
Funeral was held Tuesday September 30th at Harmony FWB Church with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Internment was at Seahorn Cemetery near Waldron. Pallbearers were Myrtie Owens, Rick Black, Joey Brown, Mike Stringer, Chris Howe, Clay Woodall and honorary were employees of Arkansas valley Electric Co-op. Arrangements were by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Waldron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 8, 2014)
James Edward Graham, age 85, of Plainview died Monday, December 16, 1985. He was a native of Tennessee and was a retired Civil Service employee.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Youtha Graham; a son, Wilburn Graham of Harrisburg; three daughters, Bonnie Cannon of Tuckerman, and Alice Whitney and Betty Easton of Harrisburg; two stepsons, Robert Austin of Orlando, Fla. and John Chance of Oregon; three stepdaughters, Dorothy Williams of Plainview, Fran Reece of Ola and Christine Limbird of California; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville by the Rev. Marion Oswalt. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Margaret Ann DeCatur Graham, 52 of Dardanelle, passed away October 23, 2009.
She is preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Reba Fowler Guarino.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Haney, Trisha and Robert Clark all of Dardanelle; grandchildren, Garrett and Madison Haney, Jayden Sisk and Isabella Clark all of Dardanelle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dee King and husband Eddie of Clarksville, Patty Guarino of Dardanelle, Becky Tucker and husband Alan; brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Tammy Guarino of Russellville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 28 at 10 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers include Mark Haney, Robert Clark, Michael Levels, Bryan Barnett, Jeremy Guarino and Eddie King. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 2009)
RM "Shorty" Graham, 86, of Mt George, Arkansas passed away August 11, 2013 at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 13, 1926 in Sugar Grove, Arkansas to Johny and Gernie Smith Graham. He spent his childhood on a cotton farm and swore the best invention to date was not a computer but the cotton picker. He met his wife and lifelong love Imogene Littleton and was married shortly before he enlisted in the Army. He served during WWII in General MacArthur's motor pool and in the Engineers during the Korean War. He returned home safely from serving his country and moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for General Motor Company. He was soon called home to care for his ailing in-laws in Arkansas where he bought some land and started a small farm in Mount Geroge, AR. He and Imogene had one son, Glendon Graham. His devoted son Glendon, his wife Donna, and their two children Jackie and Nick lived beside him in Mount George. RM was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, farming, and spending time with his friends and family. He, Imogene, and his dear friends Robert and Virginia Frost often held town fish fries. He was a good story teller and town legend. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Johny & Gernie Graham, his wife Imogene Graham, and his sister, Johnna Faye McGee.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Glendon and Donna Graham of Mount George, two grandchildren, Jackie Lee of Stillwater Oklahoma and Nick Graham of Lowell, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Charles King officiating. Burial will be at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers include Nick Graham, Leon Lee, Larry Stanberry, Harold Blaylock, Ray Loyd, and Daryl Mc Gee. Honorary pallbearers include Tommy McGee and Larry Mcgee. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 14, 2013)
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