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Gilbert, Josephine Elizabeth

Josephine Elizabeth Gilbert, age 83, of Pleasant Plains died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at her home. Born Jan. 22, 1914, at Petit Jean, she was the daughter of the late Jeams and Roberta Green Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains.

Survivors include her husband, Golden Enward Gilbert; five sons, Golden Dane Gilbert, Noel Enward Gilbert, Nuel Denver Gilbert, Doyle James Gilbert and Roland David Gilbert, all of Pleasant Plains; a daughter, Inez Gilbert McDougal Reeves of Pleasant Plains; two sisters, Irene Nash and Lorene King, both of Yell County; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will begin at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains with the Rev. Lester Wood officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. Pallbearers will be Jason Gilbert, Randall Gilbert, Russell Gilbert, David Gilbert, John Kelley and Randall Everidge. Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Gilbert, Joshua Grimes, Ben Kelley, Lucas Barnett, Kyler Hill and Adam Stafford. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. today. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/13/1997)


Gilbert, Rondal Gene

Rondal Gene Gilbert, age 76 of Booneville, AR, died Monday, January 1, 2007. He was born August 13, 1929, in Charleston, AR. to the late Cleve and Bessie Gilbert. He served in the United States Navy and while in California he worked as a caterer. After moving to Arkansas, he was a farmer and a mail carrier. He was of the Assembly of God faith and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Winiferd Gilbert.

Survivors include one son, Ron Gilbert of California; one daughter, Bonnie Gilbert of California; two brothers, Grover and Mark Gilbert of California; two sisters, Dora White of Fort Smith and Jane Sampson of California; sisters-in-law, Zelma and Jerry Fudge of Booneville; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and numerous friends and relatives.

Arrangements and obituary by Robert Funeral Home of Booneville, 479-675-3388. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 10, 2007)


Gilbert, Samuel Clifford "Bert"

Samuel Clifford "Bert" Gilbert III, 43, of Magazine, Arkansas, passed from this life on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Magazine, Arkansas. He was born December 4, 1969 in Booneville, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Magazine.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Sam and Naomi Gilbert.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 5, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Magazine, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother, Cathi Miller and stepfather Patrick of Andover, Kansas; father, Sammy Gilbert and step- mother, Mary Ann of Magazine; a sister, Amy Askins and husband Shawn of Magazine; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Chloe Ward of Magazine; two nieces, Payton Gilbert and Emma Askins; aunts and uncles, Judi and Randy Dailey, Robert and Geachita, Richard "Pokey" Gilbert, Mary Finney, Nancy and Jerry Davis, Danny and Mary Gilbert, Jimmy and Kathy Gilbert; cousins, Lisa Kreiger, Leanne Roberts, Wade Smith, Rick, Randy and Ronald Gilbert, Drew and Brett Davis, and Steven and Todd Gilbert. Visitation was from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 9, 2013)

Giles, Delia

Delia Giles, age 87, a resident of Dardanelle, AR formerly of Russellville, AR, died Monday, February 10, 1997 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born March 2, 1909 at South New Hope, AR to Thomas and Mary Etta Horn White. She was a homemaker and member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Vernie Giles.

Survivors include a sister, Blanch George of Dardanelle; son-in-law, Robert E. Sexton of Little Rock; a grandson, Robert A. Sexton of Little Rock, AR; two great-grandsons, Shane Sexton and Dallas Sexton both of Mena; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was February 12, 1997 at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, AR officiated by Rev. Tom McElmurry. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 19, 1997)


Giles, William Houston

William Houston Giles, age 75, of Arkansas City, Kan. a native of Dardanelle and former resident of Pope County, died Saturday, November 22, 1986 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was the brother of Tess Giles and Vernie Giles and Mrs. Arizona Norton of Russellville. He was son of the late John Leonard and Emma Fisher Giles. He grew up in Yell County. He was a retired millwright for the Dixe Portland Flour Mill in Arkansas City. He was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Pottsville. He was married on October 14, 1933, at Russellville to Mary Norene Benson. They moved to Arkansas City in 1945.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bud Giles of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Libby Smith of Dundee, Ill. and Phyllis Rush of Saudia Arabia; three brothers, including Clyde Giles of Shawnee, Okla., another sister, Wanda Nelton of Oklahoma City, Okla; 10 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a granddaughter.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, at the First Baptist Church in Arkansas City, Kan. by Dr. Theodore C. Jenkins and the Rev. Thomas G. Morris. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery at Arkansas City by Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Gililland, Dennis W.

Dennis W. Gililland, age 39, of Casa, AR died Sunday, November 4, 2001. He was born June 18, 1962 in Lynwood, CA. He was vice-president and plant manager of D&G Manufacturing in Ola, AR and an Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Shelia Burch Gililland; his father and step-mother, Don and Sharon Gililland of Danville, AR; his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Jon Williams of Reno, NV; a son, Michael J. Gililland of Casa, AR; step-daughter, Misty Mullins of Casa, AR; a brother, Danny Gililland of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Dawn Dawson of Carter Cove, AR, Debbie Franklin of Parks, AR and Deidre Vaughn of Russellville, AR and grandmothers, Margie Hartman of Hot Springs, AR and Youtha Graham of Carter Cove, AR.

Services will be today, Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 10:00 a. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville, AR with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Interment will be at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Richard Moore, Richard Gililland, Wes Gilmore, James May, Tony Murphy, Derek Moss, Todd Garner and Freddie Jones. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 7, 2001)


Gililland, Richard Dean "Dick"

Richard Dean "Dick" Gililland age 67 of Bluffton passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home. He was born February 8, 1946 in Springdale, Arkansas to the late William "Bill" & Margie Rhoades Gililland. He was a Air Force Veteran; past school board member for Fouche Valley School; a member of the Briggsville Fire Dept. Board. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew Dennis Gililland.

Survivors include wife Joan Gililland; daughters & sons-in-law Laura & Jody Garrison of Russellville; Amber & Todd Garner of Ranger; sons & daughters-in-law, Richard & Kennan Gililland of Dallas, TX; Jess & Sandra of Bluffton; 9 grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law Billy & Nancy Gililland of Huntsville, AL; Don & Sharon Gililland of Danville; Jerry & Julie Gililland of Belleville ; sisters & brothers-in-law, Patsy & Bill Franklin of Parks; Shirley Grabtree of Hot Springs; January & Bob Schillinger of Hot Springs; several nieces & nephews.

A Celebration Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 28, at the Lighthouse Christian Center with Rev. Dan Oslan officiating. Memorials may be made to Briggsville Volunteer Fire Dept. 15394 West State Hwy 28 Briggsville, AR. 72828 Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle, AR Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 25, 2013)

Gilkey, Bob L.

Bob L. Gilkey, age 60, of Danville, died Thursday, January 6, 2005. He was born in Cooter, Missouri to Roy T. and Ruby Nell Dennis Gilkey. He was a 1962 graduate of Danville High School. He had served in the United States Airforce. He owned and operated Gilkeys Wrecker Service and Station, and Pulley Engineering.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Bowman Gilkey; sons and daughters-in-law, Sheriff Bill and Lisa Gilkey, Jeff and Randee Gilkey all of Danville; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Terry Turner of Richardson, TX; grandsons, Aaron and Evan Gilkey; uncles and aunts, Loyd and Geraldine Gilkey, Kent and Barbara Dennis all of Danville, Herman and Ruth Dennis of Arvada, CO and Dovie Martin of Fisk, MO.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Burial was at Riley Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Kimball, Ronnie Davis, Rod Havner, Danny Young, Buddy Maughn and Chad Vestal. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 12, 2005)


Gilkey, Delia (Norman)

Mrs. Delia Gilkey, aged 72, of Danville died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beula Torrence. She was a native of Greenwood and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one son, Henry L. Gilkey of Danville; four daughters, Mrs. Cora Alston of Coffeeville, Kans., Mrs. Elsie Brown of Independence, Kans., Mrs. Ruby Riddley of Hot Springs, and Mrs. Beula Torrence of Danville; two brothers, Amos Norman of Muskogee, Okla., Oscar Norman of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ida Gilkey of Riceville; 20 grandchildren and I8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Torrence Henry, Rov Torrence, Sammy Scott, Luther Williams, Odell Wise and Joe Cole. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1964)

Gilkey, Edna Pauline

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Edna Pauline Gilkey, age 87, of Dardanelle died Sunday, May 26, 1985, at Dardanelle Nursing Center.

Survivors include a nephew, Waymond Atcheson of Russellville.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at St. John's Baptist Church by the Rev. Howard Landrum. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Gilkey, Juanita Sissie Annette

Juanita Sissie Annette Gilkey, age 59, of Danville, AR died Friday, May 8, 2009. She was born January 10, 1950 in Little Rock, AR to the late Perry and Ioma Smith Saxton. She worked at Wayne Poultry as a floater. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and former Boy and Cub Scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son and a sister, Bethenia Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Tom Gilkey; two sons, Marlon and Rachel Gilkey of Topeka, KS and Bradley Gilkey of Russellville, AR; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Hannah, Bethaney, Nathaniel, Abigail, Solomon and Aaliyah Gilkey of Topeka, KS; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and London Addison of Morrilton; and a host of nephews and nieces. Pallbearers were Ronny and Raymond Davis, Derwin Gilkey, Phil Moudy, Jean Hawkins and Larry Wise. Honorary were Unity Club, Michael and Amy Giles, Jimmy Rex, Dortha Austin, Belinda Reece, Barbara Denton and staff of Arkansas Oncology of Arkansas Russellville).

Funeral service was May 12th at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in the Howell Cemetery, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 13, 2009)


Gilkey, Judy Ann (Davis)

Judy Ann Gilkey, age 62, of Havana passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at St. Vincent in Little Rock. She was born March 16, 1953, in Danville, Arkansas to Charles & Margaret Ann Swilling Davis. She was a member of the Ascension Life Church. Judy was kind and she loved to garden, go fishing and spending time with her family. She was loved greatly by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Davis; infant son, Jared Leslie Gilkey; father-in- law, Loyd Ray Gilkey.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years Jimmy Gilkey; son and daughter-in-law, Russell & Tracey Gilkey of Havana; mother, Margaret Davis of Havana; brother & sister-in-law, Gary & Mary Sue Davis of Danville; mother-in-law Geraldine Gilkey of Havana; brother & sister-in-law, Jerry & Betty Gilkey of Fort Smith; granddaughter, Courtney Gilkey of Dardanelle; grandsons, Clayton Felkins of Russellville; Kevin Felkins of Russellville; aunts & uncle, Wick & Corine Stapleton of Havana; Maxine Shot of Havana; Vernon Davis of Hot Spring;Rocky&Kim Foster of Danville; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends; and her little dog Lillie.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Ascension Life Christian Fellowship with Lynn Gamer officiating. Arrangements 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 Jul 29, 2015)

Gilkey, Lester James

Lester James Gilkey, born January 24, 1934 in Plainview, AR passed away December 14, 2010 in Sacramento, CA at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of 29 years to Janet S. Gilkey. He will be greatly missed by children, Jacqueline Gilkey, Linda Woolridge (Don), Elizabeth Heroux (Ron) and Lester James Gilkey, Jr. He has nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

He is also survived by four sisters and five brothers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Willie Mae Gilkey, two brothers, Haze and Roy Gilkey. He worked for the State of California for 35 years. In retirement, he fished and played with his grandchildren and fished some more. He will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service was held December 17, 2010 at Andrews and Grellich Mortuary. A Homegoing celebration at the Danville United Methodist Church will be December 21st at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 22, 2010)

Gilkey, Loyd Ray

Loyd Ray Gilkey, age 86, of Havana formerly of Danville passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A lifelong resident of Yell County, he was born on November 19, 1923 to the late Tom & Nellie Stevenson Gilkey. He was a WWII Merchant Marine Veteran and owner & operator of Gilkey's Service Station for over 35 years in Danville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 11 brothers and sisters, grandsons Justin Mitchell Gilkey and Jarred Leslie Gilkey.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Geraldine Bell Gilkey of Havana; sons & daughter-in-laws Jerry & Betty Gilkey of Fort Smith; Jimmy & Judy Gilkey of Havana; grandsons Russell and Tracy Gilkey of Russellville; Wade & Kellie Gilkey of Fort Smith; great-grandchildren Courtney Gilkey, Clayton & Kevin Felkins of Russellville, Kaitlyn, Avery and Conner Gilkey of Fort Smith. Several nephews & nieces.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p. m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Cornwell Funeral Home. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010)


Gilkey, Marie Elizabeth Hunt

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Hunt Gilkey, age 76, of Danville died Saturday, February 22, 1992 at Yell County Nursing Home at Ola. She was a native of Bradley and daughter of the late Logan Baxter and Mary Mclntyre Hunt. She was the widow of Allie Gilkey, a retired beautician and member of the Danville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sisters, Neva Laster of Danville, Ila Willis of Gravelly, Bessie Wilburn of Mena and Lillie Powell of Waldron and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday at Danville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sam Williams. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. Pallbearers were Olen Payne, John Payne, Marion Laster, Kent Dennis, Ronnie Buckner and Twain Willis. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/22/1992)


Gilkey, Willie Mae Love

Mrs. Willie Mae Love Gilkey, age 83, of Danville, AR widow of the late Henry Gilkey died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at her daughter's home in Dardanelle, AR. She was born February 3, 1918 in Plainview, AR to the late George and Hester Barnett Love. She retired after 25 years from the Yell County Hospital in Danville and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for 57 years and was also a member of the Silver Moon Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Roy and Haze Gilkey; four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors are six sons and daughters-in-law, James and Janet Gilkey of Sacramento, CA, Charles Gilkey of Ft. Smith, AR, Henry and Ann Gilkey of Sherwood, AR, Luther T. and Juanita Gilkey of Danville, AR, Kennethy and Angela Gilkey of Aurora, CO, Gerald and Stephanie Gilkey of Colorado Springs, CO; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Richard Taylor of Dardanelle, AR, Ivory and Stephen Pearson of Russellville, AR, Mary Ann and Curtis Scoggins of Little Rock, AR., and Maxine and Haywood Reed of Garland, TX; three sisters, Corine Osborn of Hot Springs, AR, Frankie Poole of Detroit, MI, Beavadale Thornton of Saginaw, MI; two daughters-in-law, Joeretta Gilkey of Danville, AR and Donna Gilkey of Elk Grove, CA; 40 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Service will be today, Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 11:00 a. m. First United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins and Rev. Alex Bray officiating. Interment will be in Howell Cemetery, Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary will be Ernest Greenwood, Ronnie Davis, Charles Adams, James Opie Woods, Bill Capehart and Charlie Surratt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2001)


Gill, Chesteen

Mrs. Chesteen Gill, age 64, of Austin, sister of Herbert Matthews of Dardanelle, died Sunday, February 1, 1987.

Survivors also include her husband, Dalton Gill; a son, two other brothers, a sister and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery by W. L. Westbrooke Funeral Home of Beebe. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Gill, Vera Marie

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Vera Marie Gill, age 71, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. formerly of Centerville, died Thursday, March 15.

Survivors include a son, William A. Gill of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Dixie Hickey of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; three grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Graveside service was Monday at Mount George Cemetery by H. K. Woods. Burial was by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 3/15/1984 )


Gill, Vera Marie Clubb

Vera Marie Clubb Gill, age 71, died of lung disease Thursday (March 15, 1984) at 11:30 p. m. at Oak Ridge Health Care Center where she was a resident. Mrs. Gill was known in Oak Ridge for her needlework. People would bring yarn to her in the health care center and she would crochet special pieces for them, according to her daughter, Dixie Marie (Gill) Hickey, of Oak Ridge, who survives her. Mrs. Gill was a member of First Christian Church of Oak Ridge. She was the widow of Richard G. Gill who died in 1975.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, William Arthur Gill, of Memphis three grandchildren, Steve Hickey, Oak Ridge, Diane Boatman, Cookeville, and Laura Gill of Memphis, and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Boatman, Cookeville.

The graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at Mount George Cemetery in Mount George, Ark. Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, Ark. is in charge of arrangements there. The family requests any memorials be in the form of gifts to the American Lung association of Tennessee, 109 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. Martin Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by Dixie Gill Hickey, Newspaper: The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 3/15/1984)


Gillespie, Betty Rue (Stokes)

Betty Rue Gillespie, age 71, of Everton, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at her home. She was born in Harrison, Arkansas to the late Rue & Lucille Roberts Stokes. She owed & operated Betty Gillespie C.P.A. in Harrison, Arkansas. Betty was a member of the Bruno Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Gillespie; parents; Survivors include her daughters & sons-in-law, Cindy & Jeff Westcott of Houston, Texas; Kelly & Darrel Bell of Harrison; brother & sister-in-law, Tommy & Beverly Stokes of Harrison; granddaughters, Elisabeth Westcott, Jeanine & Chris Keeter, and Angela Bell; great-grandsons, Bently Lloyd Keeter and Peyton Lee Keeter.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Danville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Kenny Vosburg. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Bruno Baptist Church in Bruno, AR. with Rev. Randy Brumley officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 8, 2014)

Gillespie, Edith Ellen

Ms. Edith Ellen Gillespie, age 65, of Danville, AR died Sunday, April 28, 1996 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in Cheyenne, WY, May 21, 1930, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Charlotte Ellen West Walls. They moved to Belleville in 1933 where her father was a Methodist minister. Later she lived in California for 24 years, before returning to Belleville in 1974. She was a retired nurses aide.

She is survived by her sons: Bill Gillespie of Centerville and Randy Gillespie of Danville; her daughter, Marilyn Owens of Chico, CA; three granddaughters, Amanda Owens of Chico, CA and Annie and Abby Gillespie of Danville; two grandsons, Evan Owens of Blend, OR and Eric Owens of Klamath Falls, OR; a great-granddaughter, Amber Lopez-Owens of Chico, CA; sister, Roberta Harkey of Belleville and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service was April 29, 1996 at the Russell Cemetery in Belleville with Rev. Charlie Bird officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-1-1996)

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Gillespie, Edith Marie (Ringer)

Edith Marie (Ringer) Gillespie of Danville went to be with the Lord Monday, April 12, 2010. She was born October 15, 1918 in Yell County to Orland and Lou (Reece) Ringer. She was the last surviving rounding member of the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Rab" Gillespie, newborn daughter Anna Lou Gillespie, and son Henry Lee Gillespie. Also, siblings Lilly Thompson, Lorene Rogers, Ann Walker, and George Ringer.

She is survived by two sons Robert "Bob" Gillespie and wife Betty of Everton, and James "Jim" and Barbara Gillespie of Danville; and daughter-in-law Lynda Gillespie. Also, surviving are grandchildren and spouses Tony and Kim Gillespie, Mark Gillespie, Cindy and Jeff Westcott, Cheryl and James Davidson, Stacy and Julie Gillespie, Jeff and Amanda Gillespie, Dixie and Scott Smith, Kelly and Darrel Bell, and Jill Gillespie. Sisters-in-law Geneva Pledger, Nancy Gillespie, Bobbie Sue Hunnicutt, and Betty Gillespie. Fourteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews mourn her passing.

Services are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home, and funeral services by Rev. Kenny Vosburg at 2 pm Thursday at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Danville. Interment will follow at Earl Ladd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 2010)


Gillespie, Geneva Caroline (50 Years Ago)

Mrs. Geneva Caroline Gillespie, age 98, died February 16, 1957 after a brief illness. At the time of her death she was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Octavia Millard of Cooper, Texas. She was a former resident of Yell County and a Methodist. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 2/21/1957)


Gillespie, Hays "Blackie"

Hays (Blackie) Gillespie, of Overland Park, Kansas died June 29 in Overland Park Hospital.

He is survived by his Wife, Betty Jean Johnson, formerly of Clarksville; two daughters, Kim and Pam of the home; three brothers, Robert, Roy and James of Danville; three sisters, Maurine Mitchell, Bobbie Sue Hunnicutt and Geneva Pledger all of Danville.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Overland Park, Kans. and Wednesday, July 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Methodist Church in Clarksville. Military graveside services were conducted by Rev. Leonard Bowers in the Oakland Cemetery at Clarksville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 3, 1975)

Gillespie, Henry Lee

Henry Lee Gillespie, age 59, of Danville, AR died Sunday, September 9, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born December 31, 1941 in Danville to the late Robert I. Gillespie. He was a farmer, owner and operator of Gillespie Spray Service and Gillespie Poultry Service, former owner of Gillespie Paint and Carpet Store in Danville, former member of the Yell County Ambulance Board, Danville Fire Department, where he served as assistant Fire Chief and the Danville JC's where he served as the State Sergeant at Arms and was a former Pee-Wee football coach at Danville where he remained undefeated throughout his coaching. He was an active member of the American Limousine Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and American Jockey Club and a 1959 graduate of Danville High School. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Lou Gillespie.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lynda J. Oates Gillespie; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles A. "Tony" and Kimberly Gillespie and Mark C. Gillespie all of Danville, AR and Stacy N. and Donna Gillespie of Belleville, AR; his mother, Edith Ringer Gillespie of Danville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Betty Gillespie of Harrison, AR and Jimmy and Barbara Gillespie of Danville; four grandchildren, Darren P. and laden E. Gillespie both of Danville, Samantha N. and Matthew C. both of Belleville, AR; several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Services will be today, Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. John McElroy officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Sidney Ward, Bill Alexander, Brad Payne, Johnny Chambers, Johnny Baker, Steve Pfeifer, Ted Lyons, Jimmy Ray Holbrook, Sr. Honorary will be Dean Catlett, Larry Elmore, Don, Wendell and Crock Frame, Bill Donnell, Hugh Parker, Duck Donnell, Ralph Titsworth, Bob Burnham, Hoyt Ensey and Rocky Foster. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2001)


Gillespie, Hershel Leon

Hershel Leon Gillespie, aged 48, of Altheimer died April 8 at a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Gillespie and Ronnie Gillespie, both of Altheimer; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia McVey of South Carolina; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Gillespie of Danville; four brothers, Robert Gillespie of Danville, James Gillespie of East Nicolaus, Calif., Hays Gillespie of Little Rock and Roby Gillespie of Smyrna, Ga.; four sisters, Mr. Bud Reed, Mrs. Jimmie Pledger, all of Danville and Mrs. Leo Hunnicutt of Oakland, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Ola Methodist church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Gillespie, Hershel Leon

Hershel Leon Gillespie, aged 48, of Altheimer died April 8 at a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Gillespie and Ronnie Gillespie, both of Altheimer; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia McVey of South Carolina; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Gillespie of Danville; four brothers, Robert Gillespie of Danville, James Gillespie of East Nicolaus, Calif., Hays Gillespie of Little Rock and Roby Gillespie of Smyrna, Ga.; four sisters, Mr. Bud Reed, Mrs. Jimmie Pledger, all of Danville and Mrs. Leo Hunnicutt of Oakland, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Ola Methodist church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 1963)

Gillespie, James "Eck" Excel

James "Eck" Excel Gillespie, age 83, of Belleville, AR died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at his home. He was born November 23, 1923 in Blue Ball, AR to the late Henry Irvin and Sarah Melissa Watson Gillespie. He was an Army WWII Veteran, retired welder, a horse and cattle farmer, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Belleville Christian Lodge #394

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Ray, Herchel, Hayes, Rab and Roy Gillespie and sisters, Dessie Olene Reed and Maurine Mitchell.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Lela Gillespie of Mt. George, AR and Randy and Lori Gillespie of Danville, AR; daughter, Marilyn Owens of Chico, CA; two sisters, Bobby Sue Hunnicutt and Geneva Pledger both of Danville; his companion Patsy Pilgram of Havana, AR; grandchildren, Annie & Abby Gillespie of Danville, Amanda Parker of Paradise, CA, Evan Owens of Yuba City, CA and Eric Owens of Sweet Home, OR and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 2:00 p. m. at the Danville First Baptist Church with Bro. Stan Chism officiating. Military graveside will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Jeff Gillespie, James Mitchell, Jimmy Gillespie, Robert Mitchell, Frank Gillespie, David Gillespie, Darryl Gillespie, John Allen Hunnicutt and Mike Novinger. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 18, 2007)


Gillespie, Lora Ann

Lora Ann Gillespie, age 38 of Las Vegas, NV died October 21, 2000 in Las Vegas. She was born September 7, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah to the late Joseph E. Jr. and Mary. J. DeLisle Barthelemy. She was a member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a Catholic at St. Thomas Moore Community at Green Valley, NV, a graduate of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Colorado School Mires.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Roy Gillespie.

She is survived by, her husband, David Roy Gillespie; a son, Jacob (Jake) David Gillespie of the home; two brothers, Joseph E. III and Susan Barthelemy of Dallas, TX and Ross Barthelemy of Fayetteville, AR; a sister, Jean Barthelemy of Hot Springs, AR; her mother-in-law, Nancy Gillespie of Belleville, AR; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Kathy Gillespie of Belleville, AR and Darryl, and Lynn Gillespie of Fayetteville, AR.

There will be service Wednesday, October 25 in Las Vegas. Graveside service will be Friday at 2 p. m. at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2000)


Gillespie, Pearl

Mrs. Pearl Gillespie, age 90, of Shreveport, La. died at a Shreveport nursing home November 1 [1965]. She had been a resident of Shreveport for many years and was a member of the Cedar Grove Methodist church. She was a former resident of Ola.

Survivors include one brother, W.L. Gillespie, of Shreveport; two nephews, W.L. Gillespie Jr. of Hobbs, New Mex. and W.M. Gillespie of Shreveport; and a niece, Mrs. Pauline Walton of Shreveport.

Funeral services were held at the Ola Cemetery November 3 with Rev. James Pollard, pastor of the Ola Methodist Church, officiating. Cornwell Funeral Service was in charge of burial services. Pallbearers were Ott Mason, Tom Sandlin, Jim Marcum, Levi Sullivan, Robert Buford and Ott Holiman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Gillespie, Robert Ishmael "Rab"

Mr. Robert 'Rab' Ishmael Gillespie, 73, of Danville died Saturday, September 8 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Mr. Gillespie was the son of the late Henry Irvin and Melissa Watson Gillespie, a native of Waltreak Community, Yell County, Arkansas. He was a retired farmer, truck driver and a school bus driver for the Danville Public Schools and a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Danville.

Survivors are his wife, Edith Ringer Gillespie, 3 sons, Bob Gillespie of Bruno, Ark., Jim Gillespie of Lonoke, Henry Gillespie of Danville, two brothers, James E. Gillespie of Danville, Roy L. Gillespie of Belleville, three sisters, Maurine Mitchell, Bobbie Sue Hunnicutt, Geneva Pledger all of Danville, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday, September 10, at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church at Danville with the Rev. John McElroy and the Rev. Ron Shipley officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Grandsons who served as pallbearers are Jeff, Tony, Mark and Stacy Gillespie, Jeff Westcott, and Darrell Bell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 12, 1990)

Gillespie, Robert Lloyd "Bob"

Robert Lloyd "Bob" Gillespie, age 70 of Everton, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 15, 2010)

Gillespie, Robert Lloyd "Bob"

Robert Lloyd "Bob" Gillespie, age 70 of Everton, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010. He was born December 31, 1939 in Russellville to the late Robert Ishmael and Edith Ringer Gillespie. He was an independent sales representative for the furniture industry. He was an Air Force veteran, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Bruno Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Henry Lee Gillespie, and infant sister, Anna Lou Gillespie.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty Stokes Gillespie; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Jeff Westcott of Houston, Texas, Kelly and Darrel Bell of Harrison; brother and sisters-in-law, James "Jim" and Barbara Gillespie and Lynda Gillespie all of Danville; grand-daughters, Elizabeth Westcott of Houston, Texas, Jeanine and Chris Keeter and Angela Bell all of Harrison and a great- grandson arriving any day, Bently Lloyd Keeter; nephews, Jeff, Tony, Mark and Stacy Gillespie; nieces, Cheryl Davidson, Jill Gillespie and Dixie Smith.

Pallbearers were Tommy Stokes, Jeff Gillespie, Jeff Westcott, Compy George, Monty Woody and Joe Swafford. Services were Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Danville with Kenny Vosburg, Compy George and Jimmy Dale Huskey officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 22, 2010)

Gillespie, Roy Lee

Roy Lee Gillespie, 65, of Belleville, died Thursday, July 6, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Cooper, Texas, March 1, 1930, and was the son of the late Henry Irvin and Sarah Melissa Watson Gillespie. He had owned and operated Roy's Barber Shop in Danville for the past 25 years. He was the mayor of Belleville, a deacon in the Dr. John Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Belleville, a 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite, Fort Smith, a member and past master Christian Lodge 391 in Belleville, past master Danville Masonic Lodge 42 and the presiding worshipful master. He was a member of the Yell County Rodeo and Riding Club and a Korean conflict Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herchel Gillespie, Hays Gillespie, and Robert Gillespie and one sister, Dessie Gillespie.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lee Apple Gillespie; three sons, David Roy Gillespie of Las Vegas, Nev., Frank Duane Gillespie of Belleville, and Darrel Hays Gillespie of Fayetteville; a brother, James Gillespie of Danville; three sisters, Maurine Mitchell, Bobbie Sue Hunnicut and Geneva Pledger, all of Danville; three grandchildren, Samuel Roy Gillespie, Teresa Audrey Gillespie of Belleville, and Jacob David Gillespie of Las Vegas, a sister-in-law, Frankie Lou McBride; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Saturday, July 8, at the Danville First Baptist Church with interment in Russell Cemetery in Belleville with Masonic rites. Active pallbearers were his nephews, Jeff Gillespie, John Hunnicut, Bill Gillespie, Randy Gillespie, James Mitchell, Jimmy Gillespie, Henry Gillespie, Bob Gillespie, John Irvin Gillespie and Ronny Gillespie. Honorary pallbearers were Masons. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 12, 1995)

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