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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 Irvin

Henry Irvin Gillespie, aged 72, of Danville died Saturday. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Melissa Clements Gillespie; four sons, Robert Gillespie of Danville, James Gillespie of California, Hays Gillespie of Kansas City and Roy Gillespie of George; four daughters, Mrs. Maurine Mitchell, Mrs. Geneva Pledger and Mrs. Dessie Reed of Danville, and Mrs. Bobby Hunnicutt of California; a sister, Mrs. Kazie Millard of Texas; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at the First Baptist Church at Danville and burial was in Danville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1966)

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)

Gillham, Martha R.

Martha R. Gillham, age 86 of Dardanelle, died December 5, 2006 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born April 17, 1920 at Hot Springs to Lucien and Helen Ramseur. The 1938 Valedictorian of her Hot Springs High School Class, she was an avid bird watcher and authored a column on bird watching for the Arkansas Wildlife Federation Magazine for over 15 years and was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church. She held the position of Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Yell County Democratic Committee from 1950-2001.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Ralph Gillham of the home; two sons, Lucien Gillham and his wife Jan of Sherwood, Richard Gillham and his wife Mari of Huntsville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Graves of Delaware, and Elizabeth Horn of Pasadena, TX.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9, 2006, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs. Honorary Pallbearers were Lloyd Reed George, R. L. Summers, Ray Ferguson, Jim Wood, Bob McCool, Bill Payne, Bill Berry, John P. Cowger, Robert E. Apple, A. B. Cox, J. R. Gray, Bill Pfeifer, Irvin Balloun, Jess George, and J. T. Mashburn. Memorials may be made to the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 13, 2006)


Gillham, Ralph

Ralph Gillham died February 18, 2010. He was born May 17, 1920 in Royal Arkansas to Herman and Edna McCaslin Gillham. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1938 and started work for EC. Steams Hardware Company in Hot Springs in 1940. He married his wife of 65 years, Martha Helen Ramseur of Hot Springs, in 1940.

He entered the US Army Air Corps cadets in 1942 and trained as a bombardier. He flew 30 missions in B-17's from England to Germany with the 535 Squadron, 381sf Group out of Ridgewell, England. He won three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was commended for hitting targets at Hamburg, Germany and Tours La Riche, France while flying as group lead bombardier. He was lifelong friends with his pilot, Phillip Gnatzig, who once flew their B-17 from Berlin back to England with only two engines, the longest two engine flight in combat by a B-17 at that time. He later served as a bombardier instructor and finished the war as a B-25 pilot. He later owned his own plane and piloted up through the 1990's.

He returned to work with EC. Steams in 1945 and retired from them in 1985. He sold wholesale hardware throughout western Arkansas and had scores of friends in the hard ware business. He continued to work in the hardware business as a manger at Leonard's Hardware in Russellville until his death. On February 6, 2010 he had worked in the hardware business for 70 years. He was active in wildlife conservation and was a hunter of quail, ducks, pheasants and turkeys. He hunted every day of duck season up until 2001. He served as President and in several other offices for the Arkansas Wildlife Federation and the Yell County Wildlife Federation. He was one of the founding members of the Yell County Wildlife Federation and was still active until death. He had also served as the President of the Dardanelle School Board. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was appointed to the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, by the Governor Bumpers when the commission was first formed.

He is survived by two sons, Lucien R. Gillham and wife Jan of Sherwood and Richard Gillham and wife Mari of Huntsville, three grandchildren, Lucien Gillham of Little Rock, Claire Eanes of Little Rock and Matthew Gillham of Huntsville and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Wood, Jeff Henry, Eule Carr, Ralph Boen, Bill Payne, Bill Pfieffer, Jimmy Ellis, and Jim O'Neal. Honorary Pallbearers were Flip Cowger, A. B. Cox, J. R. Gray, Robert Apple, Bill Berry, Mark Graves, the Employees of Leonard's Hardware, Members of the Yell County Wildlife Federation, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3141.

Memorial Service was Monday, at Cornwell Funeral Chapel. Graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs. Memorials may be made to Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834 or the Arkansas Wildlife Federation at 9108 Rodney Parham Rd, Suite 101, Little Rock, AR 72205. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 24, 2010)


Gilliam, Rosemary

Rosemary Gilliam, age 72 of Little Rock, died Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Arkansas Hospice in St. Vincent's Doctor's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born to the late May B. (Williams) Gilliam on September 2, 1936 in Belleville, AR, and was a graduate of Belleville High School. She was born with cerebral palsy. She was an excellent child care provider and enjoyed taking care of her home and yard, but the last couple of years, she lived in a nursing home where she loved to play dominos and cards and tried to help the other residents by pushing wheelchairs or whatever needed to be done.

She is survived by her aunt and uncle, Paul and Bonnie Tedder of Little Rock, numerous cousins and special friends.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 24th at the Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR by Griffin, Leggett, Healey, & Roth. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Gillies, Donald B. (Jr.)

Donald B. Gillies, Jr. passed away November 18, 2002 in Naples, FL at the age of 83. He was born July 26, 1919 in Cleveland, OH to Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Gillies, Sr. He graduated from the Hotchkiss School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He married Jacqueline Rose Gateley (formerly of Yell County) in 1942 they separated in 1971. The last few years of his life was spent caring for Jackie in Naples, FL.

At the time of his death he was preceded by his parents; a sister, Mary Lou Yancey Gillies and his granddaughter, Angela Margaret Joy.

He is now survived by his seven daughters, Jacqueline Joy and Yancey Gillies both of Dewittville, NY, Jessie Lobo of Scarsdale, NY, Tippy Pierce of Richmond, VA, Lina Gillies and Molly Sprouse both of Nantucket, MA and Patience Laws of Sydney, Australia; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Graveside memorial service will be September 1, 2007 at 4 p. m. at the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville with John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2007)


Gills, James S. Steve

James S. Steve Gills, age 19, of Cabot died Friday. He was an employee of Russell Murdock Construction Company, a student at the University of Central Arkansas at Conway and a Baptist.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Gills of Cabot; a brother, Michael Gills of Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Traci and Kristi Gills, both of Cabot, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orvel Gills and Edith Treadwell (formerly of Danville), all of Little Rock.

Funeral was held Monday at Cabot First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery at Lanty (Conway County). (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Gillum, A. D. (Dr.)

Over 42 years of service as country doctor ended for Dr. A. D. Gillum, 68, of Belleville, Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Gillum died at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville following a short illness.

Dr. Gillum was one of the few doctors who return from medical school to practice at home. He was a member of a pioneer Yell County family. His father, J. W. Gillum, was one of the early settlers in the Carden Bottom area and moved to Wing 52 years ago. Dr. Gillum was a member of the second 4-year graduating class in medicine at the University of Arkansas and began his medical practice in Yell County. He spent 23 years at Rover, Blue Ball and Ola, 10 years as a CCC medical director and the past nine years at Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 7, 1951)


Gillum, Alycia

PLAINVIEW - Alycia Gillum, age 24, of Plainview, a secretary for the Corps of Engineers, died Sunday.(July, 1989) She was a Methodist. Visitation will be from 7-8 p. m. today at the funeral home.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at Plainview United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Kerr. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Survivors are her father, Larry Gillum of Russellville; her mother and stepfather, Sonya and Roland Loney of Plainview; a brother, Robert Gillum of Plainview; a sister, Rhonda Gillum of Plainview; her grandfather, Jack Gillum of Belleville; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Therian Tyler of Hollis. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/-/1989)


Gillum, Caryn Cheri (Cox)

Caryn Cheri Cox Gillum, age 45, of North Little Rock, formerly of Plainview, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at her home. She was born December 24, 1970, in Hot Springs to the late Thomas Verdell and Barbara Elaine Durall Cox. She was a 1989 graduate of Plainview High School and a 1994 graduate of Arkansas Tech where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economies and Finance. She loved cooking, watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and studying the Bible.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Nicole Gillum of Little Rock; one son, Blane Gillum of Russellville; three brothers, Jay St. Clair (Glada) of Memphis, Robby St. Clair (Glenda) of Ola, Eric St. Clair of Ola; four sisters, Laurie St. Clair of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nikki Holmes (Dennis) of Portland, Oregon, Lisa Dean (Mike) of Greenwood, Lynann Stewart of Maridian, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm prior to service. Service will be led by Pastor Robin St. Clair. Pallbearers will be Blane Gillum, Jay St. Clair, Robby St. Clair, Eric St. Clair, Jonathan Metcalf, and Josh Metcalf. 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 Dec 7, 2016)

Gillum, Don Cody

Don Cody Gillum, age 87, of Pine Bluff, AR died on February 13, 1994 at Davis Life Care in Pine Bluff. He was born on June 5, 1905 in Wing, AR to the late Arthur D. and Rosalie Snipes Gillum. He was reared and received his early education in Yell County. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. He taught school in Yell in his early adult life. He married, Sybil King on March 22, 1928 in Rover. He moved to Gould in 1945 where he farmed until his retirement in 1969, when he moved to Pine Bluff, where he continued his love for gardening for many years.

Survivors his wife, Sybil King Gillum; three sons, Dr. Arthur W. Gillum of Little Rock, Rex F. Gillum of Arlington, TX and John W. Gillum of Jackson, TN; three daughters, Betty Rose McDuffie of McRae, GA, Martha Ann Jeane of Mobile, AL and Donna L. Miller of Pine Bluff; one brother, Jeff Gillum of Okmulgee, OK; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services be Wednesday, February 16 at 10 am at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Rev. Charles Thompson and Mr. LeRoy Wood officiating. Interment will be at 12 noon at Pinecrest Cemetery in Little Rock. Pallbearers will be Thomas M. Gillum, Robert S. Gillum, David B. Gillum, Ryan G. Jeane, Don McDuffie, Steven L. Miller and Paul H. Miller. Memorials may take the form of donations to Carr Memorial United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, YCR 2-16-94)


Gillum, Franz

Franz Gillum age 75, of Wing, died Wednesday morning, April 11, 1974 at the St. Vincents Hospital in Little Rock. He was a retired teacher and farmer, a native of the Poontom Community of yell County, and the son of the late John and, Mattie Tucker Gillum.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Gillum; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryant of Maryland, Mrs. Jane Woodruff of Carlisle, and Mrs. Joan Jacobs of Virginia; one brother, Homer Gillum of Wing; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Rover Cemetery with graveside services by the Rev. Harvey. Interment was at the Rover Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4-19-1973)


Gillum, Grace Norman

CARLISLE - Mrs. Grace Norman Gillum, aged 75, of Carlisle (Lonoke County), formerly of Rover (Yell County), widow of Franz Gillum, died Friday. She was a home-maker and a member of the Carlisle Baptist Church.

Survivors are three daughters, Dorothy Bryant of Gaithersburg, Md. Jane Woodruff of Carlisle, and Joann Jacobs of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Ruby Pugh of Upland, Calif. four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Monday at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery in Rover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 10/16/1981)


Gillum, Harold Eugene

Harold Eugene Gillum, age 84, of Rover passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born July 20, 1930 in Wing, Arkansas to the late John R. & Irene Lazenby Gillum. He was a 21 years retired Master Sergeant, US Air Force Veteran; he also retired from the Forrest Service. Harold was a cattle rancher and a member of the Rover Baptist Church and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harry Franz Gillum; sister, Johnnie Sue Willis.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Wilma Louise Parker Gillum; sons John Gillum of Little Rock; Danny Gillum of Rover; Ken and Michelle Gillum of Springdale; grandchildren, Alicia Gillum of Springdale; Brandon Fetner of Bryant; Makayla Fetner; Shania Fetner all of McAlister. OK; Hunter Bishop; Cooper Bishop; Macie Bishop; Rykar Bishop all of Ward; Daniel Brook of Oregon and Dana Brooks of Danville; brother Pat Gillum of Arkadelphia; sisters Janette Workman of Grove OK; Barbara Arrington of Vicksburg, MS.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley & Rev. Robert Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. before service at the church. Pallbearers include William Price, Steve Matheson, Joe Pickens, Ron Beahm, Rick Lawrence Randy Parker and Jon McKinnon. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rover Baptist Church P.O. Box 166 Rover, AR. 72860. 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 Aug 27, 2014)

Gillum, Harry Franze

Harry Franze Gillum, 69, of Rover, AR passed away Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at his home. He was born in Wing, AR October 1, 1927 to the late John and Irene Lazenby Gillum. He was a construction worker, an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Vaughn Gillum; one son, Randy Gillum of California; one step-son, Chuck Perry of Colorado; four stepdaughters, Betty Davis of Sherman, TX, Rutha Huffman of Grants Pass, OR, Mary Vines of Kingman, AZ and Bessie Campbell of CA; two brothers, Harold E. Gillum of Rover and Jerald "Pat " Gillum of Arkadelphia; three sisters, Johnie Sue Willis of Gravelly, La vena Janette Workman of Fort Worth, TX and Barbara Lou Arrington of Vicksburg, MS; two grandsons and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Burial was in the Hunts Cemetery in Rover. Pallbearers were Roy Colbert, Bob Anderson, Twain Willis, Bill Arrington, Steve Matheson and Corey Gillum. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 25, 1997)


Gillum, Homer Jack

Mr. Homer Jack Gillum, Jr. of Scranton, formerly of Belleville, AR died Sunday, November 26, 1995 at Clarksville Hospital in Clarksville. He was a retired rancher and WWII Army Veteran. He was born in Wing, AR August 19, 1920 son of the late Homer and Maggie Grassland Gillum, Sr. he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Gossett Gillum, a granddaughter, Alycia Gillum, a brother, Orvil Gillum and a sister, Johnie Lou Booher.

Survivors include one son, Larry Jack Gillum of Scranton, AR; one daughter, Judy Foy of Spiro, OK; one brother, Udell Gillum of Monticello, Ar; two sisters, Reba Ryan of Plainview and Juanita Turner of Barling, AR; four grandchildren, Robert Gillum, Rhonda Love, Lance Woodson and Angela Woodson.

Graveside funeral services were held November 28 at the Hunt's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/26/1995)


Gillum, Jack Larry

Jack Larry Gillum, age 71, of Plainview, passed away Wednesday, March 18, at home. Jack was born March 3, 1944 in Fourche Valley, Arkansas to the late Homer Jack & Louise Gossett Gillum.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Alycia Gillum.

Survivors include his son, Robert & Lavanda Gillum of Russellville; daughter, Rhonda & Jim Love of Georgia; sister, Judy & Tom Foy of Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville & River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 25, 2015)

Gillum, John Pete

John Pete Gillum was born March 21, 1919, in Rover and died December 30, 1985, in Blythe, Cal. He was the son of the late Dr. A. D. Gillum and Rosalie Snipes Gillum. For the past thirteen years his home was Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held, Saturday, January 4 at 10:00 a. m. in the Buchanan Memorial Chapel with Elder A. G. Ross, Jr. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the Buchanan-McClendon.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Jeanne Fost Gillum of the home in Okmulgee; two daughters, Jeanne Ann Lorne and Toni Marion Christensen, both of Glenwood, Utah; a sister, Geneva Price, West Memphis; two brothers, Don Gillum of Pine Bluff and Jeff Gillum of Okmulgee, Ok. and eleven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Lowe, DeLois Christenson, Loyd Colbert, Thomas Colbert, Jeff Gillum, Jr. and Dr. Arthur Gillum. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1-29-1986)


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