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Miss Myrtle Geiger, age 67, of the Shark community, died at St. Vincent's Hospital September 3. She had lived in Yell County practically all of her life and was a member of the Waltreak Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. P. E. Dill of Alexandria, La. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 13, 1956)
Esther Ann Gentry, 81, was born January 12, 1884 near Waldron and died in the McCurdy Memorial Hospital in Purcell, Okla. January 10. She was a former resident of Danville and a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors are two sons, Thelder A. Gentry of Danville, and Reginald A. Gentry of Martinez, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Mollie Gentry of Centrahoma, Okla., Mrs. Arlie Belle Adams of Maysville, Okla., Mrs. Icy Priddy of Roland, and Mrs. Irene Walker of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; three brothers, Lewis Hutchens of Wister, Okla., Archie Hutchens of Waldron, and Ira Hutchens of Dinuba, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Vestall of Noble, Okla., Mrs. Della Neal of Wister, Okla., Mrs. Irtely Walker and Mrs. Lillie Rhyne of Waldron; thirty grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Danville church of Nazarene January 12 with burial in the old Danville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1966)
Hazel Avo Gentry, age 85, of Danville, AR died Friday, February 20, 1998 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was the widow of Thelder Gentry. She was born in Ranger, February 16, 1913, daughter of the late John Henry and Viola Howard Michael. She was a mother and homemaker.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Charlene Fowler of Belleville; one sister, Lottie Gooch of Ozark; two grandchildren, Steve Fowler of Russellville and Shelia Galatowitsch of Denver, CO and two great grandchildren, Joseph and Matthew Fowler of Springdale, AR.
Funeral service was Monday at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville with Mr. John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 1998)
James Earl Gentry age 63 of Knoxville died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at his home. He was born April 18, 1938 in Delaware to the late Bennie Ray and Stella Reed Gentry. He was a member of Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141, AMVETS Post 50 in Russellville, serving as Commander for three years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dora Hubbard.
Survivors are his wife, Cathie Srutka Gentry; three daughters & sons-in-law, Terry Gentry and Michele Turner of Ola, Jamie and Steve Williams and Vicki and Bryan Boyd all of Russellville; three brothers, J. R. Gentry of Havana, Johnny Gentry and Tommy Gentry both of Kentucky; three sisters, Dorothy Shook of Clarksville, Ola Jessen and Catherine Mackie both of Russellville; three grandchildren, Shelbea Gentry, Trayce Gentry and Peightyn Gentry, all of Russellville.
Services were Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 10:00 a. m. at the Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Interment will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Visitation was Friday, February 1, 2002 from 6 to 8 p. m. Pallbearers were Thomas Hellmer, Tony Witter, Scott Strnad, Bill Abernathy, Jackie Mackie and Jon Gentry. The family request casual attire. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 6, 2002)
Janey Lea Stewart Gentry, age 63, of Russellville died Sunday, May 27, 2007 at her home. She was born April 27, 1944 at Oklahoma City, OK, to the late Lloyd Franklin and Ola Lea Shoemaker Stewart. She worked at ConAgra in Russellville for 16 years and was a member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Kristen Hoffman of Dardanelle; brothers and sister-in-laws, Johnny and Rose Stewart of Dardanelle, Jackie and Alicia Stewart of Texas, Joe and Leslie Stewart of Denver, CO, Jimmy and Eva Stewart of Mustang, OK; sister, Joyce and Bob Bata of Dardanelle; and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral service were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Pastor Eddie Rogers and Marty Thomas officiating. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. The family would like to extend a very special thanks for all the Arkansas Hospice employees who helped with the care they provided for Janey. In addition to flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802. Pallbearers Bob Bata, Wes McCutcheon, Ernest Wood, Britt Hughes, Marty Thomas, Jim Easley. Honorary Pallbearer: James Hawk. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 6, 2007)
L.C. Gentry, age 73, of London died Saturday at his home in London. He was born April 16, 1931 in Lufkin, TX to the late Jessie and Cora Smith Gentry. He was a disabled Korean Army Veteran, a member of Rogers-Rye VFW Post 2283, the Legion Hall and the Disabled Veterans.
Survivors are his wife, Helen Rollans Gentry; children, Shirley Mohsen of Lusk, WY, Bill Gentry Clark and Dewayne Clark both of Gransberry, TX, Jessie Gentry Clark of Ft. Worth, TX, Penny Sue Burgess of Ken-nard, NE, Jennie Samuels of Arlington, NE; two stepchildren, Lucille Burns of Glad-water, TX, Lamont Batchelor of Anacortas, WA; three sisters, Lottie Dodson of Elmer, LA, Grace Brock and Alta Klein both of Lufkin, TX and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Graves Cemetery with military honors by Rogers-Rye Post 2283 in Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 26, 2005)
Polly Estalla "Stella" Gentry, 84, of Russellville, formerly of Delaware, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1914, in Spiro, OK to the late Martin and Dora Dossie Reed, she was a homemaker, mother and member of the Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Gentry; a daughter, Dora Hubbard; and seven brothers.
Survivors are four sons, J. R. Gentry of Havana, James Gentry of Russellville, and Johnny Gentry and Tommie Gentry of Midland, TX; three daughters, Dorothy Shook of Clarksville and Ola Jessen and Cathy Mackie of Russellville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Robbie Jackson and the Rev. Jenny Jay officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Tony Witter, Matt Kotch, Benny Shook, Scott Strnad, Jon T. Gentry, Thomas Hellmer and Chris Gentry. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 1999)
Thelder A. Gentry, 77, of Danville, died Saturday, March 1, at the Yell County Hospital. Gentry was a native of Hugo, Oklahoma, a retired farmer and the son of the late Anderson and Esther Hutchins Gentry.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Gentry, one step son, Charles Fowler of Searcy, three sisters, Molly Gentry of Holdenville, Okla, Allie Bell Adams of Maysville, Okla and Irene Walker of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was proceeded in death by one sister, Icy Priddy and one brother, Reginald Gentry. Also surviving is one cousin, Leonard Hutchins, one step grandson, Steven Fowler, one step grand daughter, Sheila Galatowitoch and two great grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel, Monday, March 3 with the Rev. Oliver officiating. Interment in the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements and services in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 5, 1986)
DANVILLE - Thelder A. Gentry, age 77, of Danville, died Saturday, March 1, 1986 at the Yell County Hospital, He was a native of Hugo, Okla, and a retired farmer. He was son of the late Anderson and Ester Hutchins Gentry.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Gentry; a stepson, Charles Fowler of Searcy; three sisters, Molly Gentry of Holdenville, Okla., Allie Bell Adams of Maysville, Okla. and Irene Walker of Albuquerque, N. M.; a cousin, Leonard Hutchins; a step-grandson, Steven Fowler; a step-granddaughter, Sheila Galatowitoch; two great grandsons, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Icy Priddy, and a brother, Reginald Gentry.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday, March 3, at Cornwell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Luther Riddle and A. T. Oliver. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery at Danville. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)
ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER HAS BEEN CALLED AWAY Dear "Uncle Bob" George has been called away. He was the oldest living member of the George family living. He was born July 4th, 1847, and died at his home near Centerville on January 10th, 1933, being at the time of his death 85 years, seven months and six days of age. Mr. George enlisted as a volunteer in the Union Army on the 20th day of January 1864, to serve three years or until the war was ended. He received an honorable discharge on the 22nd day of May, 1865. "Uncle Bob" was first married to Miss Sara Greenwood about 1870. Three children blessed this union, two boys and one girl. Mrs. George died about 1876. He was married the second time to Miss Nancy Sloan about 1877. Thirteen children blessed this union, nine girls and four boys. "Aunt Nancy" and an infant died in 1901. "Uncle Bob" was married the third time to Mrs. Ella Meeks in 1903. Five children blessed this union, four boys and one girl.
"Uncle Bob was the father of 21 children, seven of whom preceded him in death. Fourteen children are yet living, and 12 of them were at the funeral. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his children, a wife who has been faithful to him for 30 years. We realize a vacant place that no one can fill has been left in the home.
We feel that the large crowd assembled at the funeral was evidence of affection to "Uncle Bob" and his children. "Uncle Bob" obeyed the Gospel about 1870 and became a member of the Church of Christ. May the Lord bless and comfort his dear wife and children, that they may trust the Lord and make preparation for a better world in a better place than this.
The poem selected expresses our faith in a life beyond the veil. "Near a shady wall a rose once grew, Budded and blossomed in God's free light, Watered and fed by morning dew, Shedding its sweetness day and night. As it grew and blossomed, fair and tall, Slowly rising to loftier heights, It came to a crevice in the wall Through which shone brightly a beam of light. Onward it crept with added strength, With never a thought of fear or pride, It followed the light through the crevice length And unfolded itself on the other side. The light, the dew, the broadening view, Were found again as they were before; And it lost itself in the beautiful new, Breathing its fragrance more and more. Small claim of death cause us to grieve, And make our courage faint or fall Nay, let us faith and hope receive - The rose still grows beyond the wall, Scattering fragrance far and wide, Just as it did in days of yore, Just as it did on the other side, Just as it will forever more. " B. A. George (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas, 1/19/1933)
DARDANELLE - Mrs. Anna Mae Wardlaw George, age 83, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, February 5, 1985 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was a member of Dardanelle Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy George of Dardanelle; a daughter, Mary Frances Moore of North Little Rock; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at Cornwell Chapel by Jack Lawyer. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p. m. today at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Mrs. Anna Mae Wardlaw George, age 83, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, February 5, 1985 at the Dardanelle Hospital. Mrs. George was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy George of Dardanelle; one daughter, Mary Frances Moore of North Little Rock; also included are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, February 7, at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by Jack Lawyer. Interment was in the Brearley Cemetery. Services were by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-13-1985)
Arthur Lee "Buddy" George, age 87, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born July 2, 1928, at Dardanelle to the late Virgil and Sarah Meadows George.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leon George and Charles George.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patsy Ward George of Dardanelle; two sons, Mark George, Jamie George; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Bright and husband Russell all of Dardanelle; one sister, Carolyn McElroy of Dardanelle; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren; five nephews; three nieces and a special buddy, Mickey.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Friday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the chapel. 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 Aug 26, 2015)
Longtime Fair Registrar, Pianist Betty George, Dies - Betty George of Danville died on Monday after a long illness at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was a longtime Yell County Fair Registrar on Parade Day in Danville, and a former music teacher at Fourche Valley, Belleville and Danville Schools, a high school English teacher and an accomplished pianist, playing for weddings, funerals, graduations and other community events. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 2, 2008)
Betty Sue Cowger George, age 80, of Danville, AR died March 31, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 18, 1927 and raised in Danville, Betty Sue graduated from Danville High School and went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Throughout the years, she touched the lives of multiple generations as a music, speech and English teacher at Garland Elementary School in Little Rock, Fourche Valley School, Belleville Elementary and High School and Danville High School. Betty Sue was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, where she served for many years as a pianist and member of the choir. Her musical talents were often requested for weddings, funerals, graduations and other community events. She has also been an active member of the Yell County Cancer Board, the University of Central Arkansas Alumni Board, the Family Council at Mitchell Nursing Home, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the Danville Music Club and the Yell County Library Board. In addition to her musical accomplishments, Betty Sue will be remembered for her devotion to her children, her strong will and independence, her clever sense of humor, and her beautiful smile and blue eyes.
Betty Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Cowger of Danville and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Cowger of Danville and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stewart of Plainview.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses; daughters Betty George Woody and Dennis Woody of Danville, AR, and Bonny George Dennis and Dave Dennis of Conway, AR, and her sons Nathan V. George and Jan Dixon George of Dardanelle, and Jasper L. George and Arlene Tucker George of Birta, AR Betty Sue was "Nanny" to her nine beloved grandchildren; Georgia Meredith and her husband Kurt of Conway, AR, Cody Alford of Henderson, NV, Jon-Nathan George of Russellville, AR, Jason George of Dardanelle, AR, Janae George of Conway, AR, Jay George and his wife Jana of Ramstein, Germany, Jasmine McBride and her husband Justin of Clarksville, TN, Jordon George of Greenwood, AR, and Travis Talley and his wife Donya of Manheim, Germany. Betty Sue had three great-grandchildren and was anxiously awaiting the impending birth of two more.
Funeral services for Betty Sue Cowger George will be held at the Danville United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Mt. George Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2 in the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Martha Lynn Burks, Polly Goodwin, Bartley Bell, Wendell Frame, Don Frame, Jerry Payne and Buddy Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Betty Sue Cowger George Music Scholarship. University of Central Arkansas Foundation, 201 Donaghey Avenue, UCA Box 4986, Conway, AR. 72035. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 2, 2008)
Birth: Jul 21, 1968 - Little Rock, Arkansas Death: Jul 28, 2008 - Fort Worth, Texas Blake was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and had lived in Fort Worth, Texas for 16 years. He had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office since 1994. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle and a friend to all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Fewster George; children, Joshua Rance George of Russellville, Ark., Hailee Danielle George and Alexa Marie George of Euless and Loren and Benjamin Gardner of Layton, Utah; parents, Roy Luther George and wife, Sandy, of Dardanelle, Ark., and Grace L. Byrd and husband, Paul, of Conway, Ark.; siblings, Rhonda Anderson and husband, Laney, of Eagle River, Alaska, James Edward "Jim" George and wife, Rhonda, of Dardanelle, Ark., Kelley Honghiran and husband, Thara, of Russellville, Ark., and Blyss Byrd of Anchorage, Alaska; and a number of nieces and nephews. His 22 year old son is being deployed in September of 2008 to Iraq. George was a bailiff in Criminal District Court No. 213, a job he had just started July 12. He had worked at various positions in the Sheriff's Department, including labor details, security and courts. When he wasn't at work, Blake George was an avid fisherman.
Burial to be at Ard Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 29 Jul 2008, Texas. )
Blanche Kennedy George, age 96 of Dardanelle, died July 12, 2002, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born November 21, 1905, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to the late Sam and Lyda White. She was a mother, homemaker, and a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur William Kennedy, second husband, Earnest George, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Survivors include a son, Arthur Kennedy of Russellville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lyda and P. J. Ellis of Little Rock, Jeanie and David Gaddis of Little Rock, Elsie Lee and Paul Turner of Pottsville, Carol Jean and Leroy Thacker of Maumelle, Katherine Kennedy of Jacksonville; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were Monday, July 15, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Thomas McElmurry officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Grandsons were pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 17, 2002)
Bonnie Belle George passed away October 27, 2016, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born September 21, 1938, in Belleville, Arkansas to William Ervin George and Theora Mae Waters George. Bonnie grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1956. Following graduation she moved with her family to Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Houston, and afterwards began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. After retirement from Southwestern Bell, she moved to Rockdale, Texas to be near her sister, Jo Ann. In Rockdale, Bonnie worked five years as a city library employee and volunteered with many organizations. She loved reading and traveling.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bruce Neil George and his wife La Velle; her sister, Jo Ann Martin and her husband Tommy; and a niece Tommie Neil Couch.
Survivors include two nieces, Judy Robertson (Milton) of Conroe, Texas; Patty Golightly (Richard) of Belleville, Arkansas; two cousins, Dona Findley (Ben) of Ozark, Arkansas and Ona Rae Henderson (Dennis) of Fort Smith, Arkansas; her life-long friend, Marcella Grimmett of Little Rock, Arkansas and two dear friends from Rockdale, Dora Casas and J. D. Morrison.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery in Yell County, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 2, 2016)
Boyce George, 81, of Birta, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2005 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. The daughter of Alec and Rilla (Boyce) McCoy, she was born March 20, 1923 in Dardanelle. She married Marlin George, on May 15, 1942 at Birta. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was a member of the Casa First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Flavel Marlin George; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Marlin George; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Young; one granddaughter, Kathy and her husband, Chad Turner and two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Calee Turner all of Birta.
Funeral was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at First Baptist Church in Casa with Bro. Don Robinson and Bro. Jack Bean officiating. Burial was held at Birta Cemetery at Birta, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 9, 2005)
Boyd O. George; age 91 of Dardanelle died Friday, May 21, 2004 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Mr. George was born January 25, 1913 in Dardanelle to the late Hardin and Jimmie Boyd George. He was a Fire Chief for Adams Field in Little Rock during WW II, retired after twenty-three years with Tyson and was also a farmer.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nolan George and Venus George, two sisters, Oma Fulton and Blanche Fleming.
Survivors are his wife of sixty-eight years, Mary Johnston George, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Louise George of Bella Vista, two grandsons and spouses, Steve and Melissa George of Dardanelle, David and Beth George of Vivian, Louisiana, one step-granddaughter, Cindy Smith of Sherman, Texas, six great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Services were May 24, 2004 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Bobby Loyd officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Steve George, David George, Claude Fulton, Jimmie Martin, Jim Heflin, Ralph Fulton. Honorary were Johnny Johnston and Roy Martin Jr. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 26, 2004)
Graveside services for Bruce George will be held Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 2:00 p. m. at the Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. See complete obit in next weeks Record. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 10, 1999)
Bruce Neil George, age 71, of Belleville, AR. died Monday, February 8, 1999 at his home in Belleville. He was born August 22, 1927 in Belleville, AR. to the late Ervin and Mae Waters George. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a air conditioner and heating specialist and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Uldine Lavelle Stone George; three daughters, Victoria Judylynn Dowda, Tommie Neil Couch and Patricia Ann Gollightly all of Texas; two sisters and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Tommy Martin and Bonnie Bell George all of Texas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Thursday at the Lower Spring Creek Cemetery by Rev. Paul Newton and Rev. Terry Latham officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 1999)
Bruce Neil George, born August 22nd, 1927 in the Belleville community in Yell County to Theora Mae Waters George and William Ervin George. Bruce Neil was fifteen years old when he purchased the farm where he lived and died.
He was very proud of the fact it was part of an original Spanish land grant to Henry George; who is buried here at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. He lived in Houston, TX for many years, attended the University of Houston, and ran a successful air conditioning business until he retired in 1992 to return to the farm he loves so much. The Belleville community was his home where all the people he went to school and church with either were still here of had returned home. The song, "With My Friends at the Old Country Church, was the story of his life. If he wan t kinfolk he felt he was and called you "cousin." He tried to be a good neighbor and helpful to his fellow man. He became very close to God and loved visiting sick neighbors and shut-ins and even recorded sermons for some who could no longer attend the service.
He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years and three months, Uldine LaVelle Stone George and a grandson, Justin Clay Couch of Belleville, AR; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Tom Martin and Bonnie Belle George all of Rockdale, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria Judylynn and Franklin Dowda, a grandson and wife, James Richard and Shelley Rae Nichols and a great-grandson Chance Henry Nichols, all of Castroville, TX; a grandson and wife, Steven Wayne and Gail Dowda; a great granddaughter, Leah Michlle Dowda all of Saginaw, TX; a daughter Rhonda Lynne Stuart of Hurst, TX; a daughter, Tommie Neil Couch; a grandson, James Clyd Couch, Jr. a granddaughter Christy Devon Butcher; a great-grandson Tristan Wesley Butcher all of Cameron, TX; a grandson, Tracey Butcher of New Caney, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and Richard Golightly, twin grandsons, Travis Bruce and Richard Clayton (Clay) Golightly of New Caney, TX. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 24, 1999)
Casey Lynn George, age 17, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, May 14, 2003. He was born August 24, 1985 in Russellville, AR. He was a graduate of the 2003 Dardanelle High School, member of the Sand Lizard basketball, golf and track teams.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmy George and Keith Benefield.
He is survived by his father, Jess D. George of Dardanelle, AR; mother and step-father, Beth and Larry Naylor of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Dusty George of Dardanelle; a sister, Brooke George of Dardanelle; his grandmothers, Jewell Boyce of Dardanelle, Polly Rosenbalm of Russellville; four uncles, Jimmy Lee and Steve Allen George both of Dardanelle, Kenneth Ray George of Slidell, LA and Phillip and Lisa Benefield of Camarillo, CA; and aunt Celeste and Kenny Bell of Danville and girlfriend, Kylia Melder of Dardanelle.
Service was held Friday, May 16, 2003 at the Dardanelle Community Center with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Wade Lewis, Zach Grendell, Glacious May, Blake Crabill, Cory Thone, Justin Sheets; honorary were classmates, faculty and staff of Dardanelle High school, team mates of the Sand Lizard basketball, golf and track teams. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003)
Chestene Harley George, age 81, of Clarksville, AR, formerly of Danville, AR, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Countryside Manor Nursing Home. He was born February 11, 1924 at Ola, AR, a son of the late Harvey and Leeottia Mize George. He was a member of Twin Oaks Missionary Baptist Church and was an Air Force Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Mary George; two step daughters, Doris Rich of Hagarville, AR and Sheila Poe of No. Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Christene Fisher and Margaret Wylie both of Clarksville, AR; a brother, Harvey Gene George of Alma, AR; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hardwicke Funeral Chapel in Clarksville, AR with Rev. Troy Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at the Union Hill Cemetery, In-galls, AR at 3:00 p.m. under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday for 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Johnny Yong, Floyd Rick, Mike Whitkanack, Lawrence Richards, Charles Roberts, Fred Cowell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 16, 2005)
Chester Boyd George, age 83, of Belleville, AR died Friday, May 30, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born March 3, 1920 in Colgate, OK to the late Nicholas Winton and Cora Mae Robinson George. He was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Cecil Doyle George and one sister, Golda Hill.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Edna McDonald George; a son, Jerry George of Ft. Worth, TX; two daughters, Betty Bly of Ola, AR and Patsy Freeman of Centerville, AR; one stepson, Clinton Nunn of Boyd, TX; four step daughters, Janie Phaup and Anita Noblett both of Spring Creek, AR, Sue Combs and Debbie Richardson both of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Lavada Harkey of England, Dimple Benefield of Perryville and Lenes Rae Wise of Casa, AR; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren.
Graveside service was June 2, 2003 at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Rev. Bobby Wells. Burial with military honors by Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141 of Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003)
D. M. Red George, age 74, of Ola, died Thursday, April 13, 1989 at AMI St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was a retired trucker and mechanic in the logging industry, a member of the Ola United Methodist Church and Ola Masonic Lodge. He was the son of the late Robert H. George and Eller Stevenson George.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Mae George of Ola; two sons, James H. George of Perryville and Thomas T. George of Benton; two daughters, Sally Hunt of Bigelow and Linda Infield of Russellville; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy David George.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Ola United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Kerr. Interment was at Sandlin Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4-19-1989)
Danny A. George 66, of Sherwood was called home unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon on December 21, 2005. He will make heaven a little brighter though our lives will be a little dimmer. Everyone who knew him loved him. Children called him Mr. Danny, His grandchildren called him Papa Danny and Grand Danny, his wife called him precious. He was born in Birta, AR to Rufus and Irma George. He was an abstractor and independent petroleum landman. He took great pride in this work. He leaves behind his wife Betty Carson George; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Kenny Keathley of Little Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Karla George of Bixby, OK; his step children, Greg Dalton of Sherwood, Susan Dalton of Sherwood, Don and Susan Dalton of Springdale, Beth and Kyle Winebrenner of Cabot; other survivors include: His beloved grandchildren, Jeremy Belknap, Kirk and Karson George, Ben Dalton, Aubrey, Amelia, Alex Dalton, Hayley Hunter and Hayden Winebrenner; three sisters, two brothers, and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 23, 2005 at Friendship Baptist Church, 10150 Brockington Road, Sherwood. Entombment is at Griffin Leggestt Rest Hills Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 28, 2005)
Dovie M. George of Birta, age 87, passed away Thursday April 26, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born August 25, 1924 in Birta, AR to the late Ira & Eva Hubbard Archer. She was a member of the Birta Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Lester George; son, Farron George; daughter, Elcie Mensch; grandson Donald Ray Morrison; 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Survivors include her children & spouses, Darrell and Terry George of Rose Creek, Ella Morrison of Ola and Gary & Pam George of Conway; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service April 28, 2012 at the Birta Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Birta Cemetery. 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 May 2, 2012)
Edna L. George age 83 of Belleville died Friday, December 24, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born November 15, 1921 in Magazine to the late Joseph and Fannie Dixon McDonald. She was a homemaker and mother.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Nunn, Jr. and Chester George and a son, Donald Lasiter.
Survivors are her two sons, Clinton Nunn of Boyd, TX and Jerry George of Ft. Worth, TX; six daughters, Harlies "Sue" Combs, Lenora "Janie" Phaup and Anita Noblett all of Belleville, Debbie Richardson of Dallas, TX, Betty Bly of Ola and Patsy Heflin of Dardanelle; a brother, Charles McDonald of Conway; two sisters, Floy Harkey of Pauls Valley, OK and Lillian Bennit of Kansas City, KS; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at the Assembly of God Church in Danville. Burial was held in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 2004)
Elton Lee George, age 86, of Mt. George, AR, died Sunday, January 7, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1914 in Mt. George, AR to the late Calvin and Lena Frost George. He was a pipe fitter, an Army Veteran of WWII, a 32nd degree Mason of the Danville Lodge 41, a member of the Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141, Dardanelle and a member of the Mt. George Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by, his wife, Daisy George and a grandson, Dylan George.
Survivors are sons, Johnny, Lanny and Ranny George of Mt. George; daughters, Kathleen Holt, Mt. George, Susie Qualls, Tulsa, OK and June Hethcoat of Rogersville, MO; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were January 10, 2001 at Mt. George Church of Christ, officiated by Chris George. Interment was in Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 17, 2001)
A beautiful soul has soared to heaven! Fanny Blanche Compton George, known as Mama Fan or Miss Fanny to most of Yell County, died on September 2, 2012 in her home. She was 99 years old and what a gracious lady! Fanny was born prematurely on May 6, 1913 in Gravelly, AR. She and her sister, Mary Nell were the only 2 of the 6 premature children to live. Her early life was spent in Wing, Arkansas. At the age of 13, she moved to Danville, where she finished high school. She attended Galloway College for one semester, before falling in love over Christmas Break with C.R.(Babe) George. The two were married March 27, 1932. They had a wonderful life together in Danville, where Babe was an attorney and Municipal Judge. They raised two children, who still survive, Janette George Richison and Dr. Lary Compton Sr. and wife, Phyllis VanZandt George. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Debra Richison and Bill Stuckey, Frances Richison and Rev. Bill Eubanks, Dr. George Charles and Ruth Couser Richison, Dr. Lary Compton, Jr. and Carmen George, and JanAnn George and Richard Harmon. Her great-grandchildren are, Anna Stuckey Newby, William Compton Stuckey, Rachel Stuckey Slaton, William Thomas Eubanks, III, Helen Eubanks Bartel, Janette Eubanks, Sarah Richison, Katherine Richison, Emily Richison, Mariah George Ward, Allyson George, and Hannah Harmon. Great-great grandchildren are Reid Richison, Addison, Emma, and Avery Joy Eubanks, Wyatt Newby, Amaelia Stuckey, Clayton Matthew Harmon, and Rylee Jo Young.
Other survivors are her nephew, Bood Keathley, and many beloved great nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a generous member of her community. She briefly worked as an "Expression" teacher, taught food preservation, and was an Abstractor. She worked to get the vote for the Yell County Hospital and was the sole surviving charter member of the Danville Music Club. She served the American Cancer Society, PTA, B&PW, and the Historical Society. In her church, she taught various Sunday School classes, was involved with the United Methodist Women, and participated in many Lay Witness Missions in several states. Fanny always was a doer; a supporter. She shopped locally first and was a patriot's patriot. For years, she was 'oldest homecomer' at Danville homecomings. In 2006, the Danville Chamber of Commerce named her "Citizen of the Year" to honor her community service. For 26 years, she was Grand Marshall of the Yell County Fair Parade, leading the parade on horseback. Last year, at the age of 98! She led the parade for the last time on a horse named Trinity. She had many accomplishments, but her greatest contributions to society were her loving family and her friendship. She never stopped making friends, and to be her friend or family was to know a fierce loyalty and JOY! She will be welcomed into heaven by a huge cloud of witnesses, among whom are her parents, Buford and Jap Caviness Compton, her husband CR (Babe) George, her dear sister, Mary Nell Compton Keathley Lewis, and her son-in-law, Charles E. Richison.
All of her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and first cousins also preceded her. Fanny lived a full, real life in her big white house by the side of the road with the door that opened to anyone who needed a hand, an ear, a shoulder, a few bucks, or just a good laugh. She never stopped growing in her faith. Never. She loved Nature and Nature's God. She especially loved gardens and birds; our Arkansas mountains and creeks; sunshine and rain. She had a style all her own that usually included sparkles and a hat. Although she could be strict, she was Fun with a capital F, and spunky and sweet right up to the end.
It was wonderful to be loved by her! She cherished her past, did not fear the future, and seized the present with both hands! Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Danville Methodist Church. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to: United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 729, Danville, Arkansas 72833 Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornweIlfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 5, 2012)
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