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Goodson, Milas J.

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

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

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


Goodson, William Earl

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

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

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

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


Goodwin, Bertha

Bertha Goodwin, 88, of Ola died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born January 9, 1921 in Noodle, Texas to William and Mary Etta Simmons Brown.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Dub, Paul Bobby and Johnny Brown; sisters, Nancy Brown and Lois Beebe.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bob Hobbs of Ola; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Vanderwert of Paso Robles, CA; sisters, Mary Ethel Hughes, Margie Armstrong and Mary Lou Armstrong of CA; grandchildren, Trevor Hobbs of Ola, Katie Page and Christien Page of California. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 21, 2009)


Gordon, Alfred A.

Alfred A. Gordon Sr., age 72, of Route 1, Casa, died Wednesday, January 28, 1987 at Perry. He was a retired truck driver for the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ova Gordon; three sons, Marion Gordon of Little Rock, Doyle Gordon of Perryville and Junior Gordon of Casa; four daughters, Irma Otto of Etowah, Tenn., Linda Thomas and Sharon Davis of Perry, and Cathy Faulkner of Casa; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Sanford and Mrs. Myrl Frost of Morrilton; 20 grandchildren, and a great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at Casa Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Darrell Selvey. Burial will be in Casa Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Gordon, Alfred A.

Alfred A. Gordon Sr., age 72, of Route 1, Casa, died Wednesday, January 28, 1987 at Perry. He was a retired truck driver for the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ova Gordon; three sons, Marion Gordon of Little Rock, Doyle Gordon of Perryville and Junior Gordon of Casa; four daughters, Irma Otto of Etowah, Tenn., Linda Thomas and Sharon Davis of Perry, and Cathy Faulkner of Casa; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Sanford and Mrs. Myrl Frost of Morrilton; 20 grandchildren, and a great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at Casa Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Darrell Selvey. Burial will be in Casa Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-4-1987)


Gordon, Bertha Mae

Bertha Mae Gordon, age 73 of Harvey died Sunday, July 16, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was a homemaker and member of Gravelly Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, R. R. Gordon, of the home, one sister; Sarah Jo McAnnally of Megargel, TX, two brothers; Robert Benton Anderson, Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, and Mack Anderson of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are David Anderson, Bradley Pickens, Rod Rupe, Joe Pickens, Roy Lee Austin, and Spence Allen.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2000, 10:00 a. m. at Gravelly Methodist Church, with burial at Monroe Cemetery, at Harvey, AR. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home, Waldron, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 19, 2000)


Gordon, Rozier Riggs

Rozier Riggs Gordon, age 89, of Harvey, AR died Friday, March 29, 2002 in Dardanelle, AR. He was a farmer and member of Gravelly Methodist Church. He was the widower of Bertha Gordon.

He is survived by a sister, Ila Pearl Carpenter of Waterloo, AR; a brother, Luther Dillard Gordon of Texarkana, AR; a nephew, Danny Riggs Gordon of Texarkana and a niece Alice Bennett of W. Monroe, LA.

Funeral service was April 1, 2002 at the Gravelly Methodist Church with burial at the Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, AR. Service under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Jim Roberson, Roy Lee Austin, Rod Rupe, David Anderson, Spencer Allen and Allen Ray Austin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002)


Gorman, Joyce (McCain)

Joyce Gorman, born November 5, 1935, in Tom Nolen, Mississippi, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2015, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Joyce loved serving the Lord and nurturing young people. She was a good listener and always had wise advice. Joyce & Walter were youth pastors for 25 years and were founding pastors of New Life Outreach in Danville, AR in 1988. She loved to garden, can and cook. She enjoyed swimming, reading and crocheting. She cherished spending time with her family and those close to her. She was many things to many people. But ultimately she was an inspiration to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Preceded in death by her husband Walter Gorman Sr.; parents, Wister (W.E.) & Lillie (Grant) McCain; sisters, Lucille Hunter; Elaine Cole; brothers, Everett McCain and Dwayne McCain.

Survivors include son, Walter Allen (W.A.) Gorman and wife Teresa of Havana; daughters, Lana Lane of Havana; Christy and husband Charles Over Jr. of Russellville; grandchildren, Stephanie Sykes and husband Steve of Bristol, Virginia; Matthew Gorman of Havana; Phoebe Lane of Havana; great- grandchildren, Heather Sykes, Tatum and Maddilyn Gray and Charles Over III; sisters, Evelyn Markel and husband Sonny of Benton; Gail Harp & husband Bill of Benton; brother, Melton McCain of Plainview; a host of nephews, nieces, friends, and all those who knew and claimed her as mother.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Friday July 17, 2015, at the New Life Outreach Church with Rev. Chad Hill and Rev. W.A. Gorman officiating. Burial was at Havana Cemetery. Visitation was held 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, July 16, at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Gerald Davis, Paul Storts, Mike Apple, Randy Williams, Les Gorman, Salvador Escobar, and Bill Booth. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville Online guestbook and condolences at www.comwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 22, 2015)

Gorman, Robbie Lynn

Robbie Lynn Gorman, 55, of Havana, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Danville, Arkansas. He was born November 20, 1958 in Rochelle, Illinois to Roland Ray "Red" and Carolyn (Childress) Gorman.

A private graveside service will was held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Havana Cemetery. Cremation arrange- ments were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Ray "Red Gorman.

He is survived by daughters, Sara Eubanks of Perryville and Amanda and Justin Bland of Belleville; a son, Russell Gorman of Havana; mother, Carolyn Gorman of Havana; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ashley Bland, Jessie Duncan and Tyler Bland; one sister, Tammy Parks and her husband Donald of Havana; one brother, Leslie Gorman and wife Sharee of Danville; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 20, 2014)

Gorman, Roland "Red" Ray

Roland "Red" Ray Gorman, age 68 of Havana, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born at Ft. Davis, Texas on July 28, 1937 to Walter David and Maude Bell Gallihare Gorman. He was a member of the Western Yell County Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great granddaughter, Ryan Faith Gorman.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Childress Gorman; sons and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Sharee Gorman of Danville, Robbie Gorman of Havana; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Donald Parks of Havana; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Joyce Gorman of Havana; two half sisters, Ola Mae Heflin of Abilene, Texas, Barbara Smith of Lakefork, Texas; seven grandchildren, Russell Gorman of Havana, Sara Loyd of London, Nathan Gorman of Waldron, Josh Parks of Havana, Amanda Bland of Belleville, Shales Gorman of Benton, Tanna Parks of Havana; four great grandchildren, Lauren Gorman of Waldron, twins, Kaitlin and Ashley Bland of Belleville, Jessie Duncan of London, arriving in May, Justin Tyler Bland; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held on January 4, 2006 at Western Yell County Church of Christ with John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Walker, Mark Fincher, Dan Fincher, Ronald Parks, Rick Wiser, Steve Ridenour, Jason Ridenour, James Ridenour and Philip Ridenour. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006)


Gorman, Ryan Faith

Ryan Faith Gorman, infant daughter of Nathan and Monique Cook Gorman of Waldron, AR died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at St. Edward's Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith, AR.

She is survived by her parents, Nathan and Monique Gorman of Waldron, AR; a sister, Lauren Hart Gorman of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Leslie and Sharee Gorman of Danville, AR; Maternal grandparents, Barbara Cook and Dennis Cook both of Portland, OR; great grandparents, Roland "Red" and Carolyn Gorman of Havana and extended grandparents, Gary and Sandra Garner of Danville.

Graveside service was May 17, 2004 at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 19, 2004)


Gorman, Walter Allen, Sr.

Walter Allen Gorman, Sr., 75, of Havana died Saturday, January 29, 2011. He was born July 6, 1935, in Red Bluff, Texas to the late Walter David and Maudie Bell Gollihar Gorman, he was an elder, the founding pastor, and an ordained minister of New Life Outreach, which he established in 1988. His greatest desire was to please the Lord and share the gospel. He was a retired master electrician and contractor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Red Gorman, and half sister, Ola Mae Heflin.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jovce Gorman; son, Walter Allen (W.A.) Gorman, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Havana; two daughters, Lana Y. Lane of Havana, Christy Murphy and husband, David of Russellville; half sister, Barbara Smith of Lakefork, Texas; granddaughters, Stephanie Sykes and husband, Steve of Bristol, Virginia, Phoebe Lane of Havana; grandson, Matthew Gorman of Havana; great-granddaughter, Heather Sykes of Bristol, Virginia; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 2 at New Life Outreach, Danville by Rev. W.A. Gorman, Jr. and Rev. Chad Hill. Interment will be at Havana Cemetery. Memorial may be made to: New Life Outreach, P.O. Box 847, Danville, AR 72833. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 2, 2011)

Gossage, Dewey

Longtime Postal Carrier, Dewey Gossage, Dies He drove somewhere between 1. 5 million and 2. 25 million miles on the same postal route for over one-half century (55 years) delivering literally hundreds of thousands of pieces of mail to thousands of households down through his tenure before he retired at the age of 87. Dewey Gossage, 93, of Plainview, died on February 18th. (complete obit page 9) Although it cannot be accurately calculated because his miles on his route changed many times over the years, Gossage drove a minimum of one and a half million miles during his 55 years, but, if you calculate an average of what he was driving when he retired and an average of the miles when he began (and in between), it could very well be that he drove up to 2. 25 million miles on his postal route. And he only drove Ford trucks.

After a two-month tour of duty during World War II, the war ended, and Gossage, whose military job had been handling mail call, returned to Plainview. In 1947, Gossage bid on the "Star Route" and received the contract that he maintained until July 2002.

He was born and raised on South Fourche in southern Yell County. He has been a member of Plainview Masonic Lodge No. 641 for 69 years.

100 Mail Boxes, 7 Post Offices In the beginning there were about 100 boxes with seven post offices including Nimrod, Aplin, Hollis, Steve, Onyx, Aly, and Plainview. Gas was 19 cents a gallon, and the route was about 130 miles per day. Gossage said "There have been seven postmasters in Plainview during the 55 years he carried the mail Ola Garner, J. D. Taylor, Floy Barton, Tom Miller, Cherry Turner, Tara Hood, and now Bud Masterson.

Milked Cows, Delivered Alligators Some of the most unusual experiences were when he stopped to milk a cow for a family on vacation, when he found a sack containing a black snake in a mailbox, and when he delivered an alligator to a lady who was rather provoked at the sender of the creature. Dewey has seen four bears, up to 25-30 deer in one day, and lots of turkeys and squirrels. Hawkins Now Has Route Marty Hawkins, substitute mail carrier for Gossage, received the contract on what is now the "Highway contract 68, or HC 68 Route, and continues the 130-mile route.

Lisa Gay, Human Resources Director for the Postal Service in Conway, said of Dewey upon his retirement, "He's always there. It's like he never got sick. I think the man is indestructible. " Scott Blake, former Plainview OIC, said "He's a hero. His record is simply inapproachable. " "Dewey Gossage personified the United States Postal Service. " (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Gossage, Dewey Andrew

Dewey Andrew Gossage, age 93 of Plainview, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born October 3, 1915 in Steve, Arkansas to the late Henry and Bertha Cox Gossage. He was a WWII Naval Veteran, retired rural postal mail carrier, mason and member of Star Route Carriers Association, an avid outdoors-man, and especially loved to turkey hunt.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Sarah Elizabeth "Elva" Crawford Gossage; son, Donald Ray Gossage; a granddaughter and grandson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Roy Donnell of Brandon, MS, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Old Shed Cemetery in Steve with Glen Davis officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009)


Gossage, Donald Ray

Lt. Col (Ret.) Donald Ray Gossage of Boerne, TX, passed away Friday, August 27, 1993 in Kendall County, Texas, at the age of 59. He was born in Steve, Arkansas, January 25, 1934.

Col. Gossage is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Gossage; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Keven and Kristen Gossage and a grandson, Derek Anthony Gossage, all of Boerne, TX; his parents, Dewey and Elva Gossage of Plain view, AR and a sister, Marilyn Donnell of Jackson, Mississippi.

Funeral services were held at St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Boerne Tuesday, August 31, with t the Rev. Bill Calhoun officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9-8-1993)


Gossage, Elva

Elva Gossage, age 88 of Plainview, died Sunday, November 27, 2005 at Chamber Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Steve, Arkansas on December 9, 1916 to William and Nancy Green Crawford. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Dewey Gossage daughter, Marilyn Donnell of Jackson, MS brother, Laudell Crawford of CA sister, Christine Defferd of OK; two grandchildren and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Shed Cemetery in Steve, AR with Reverend Glen Davis officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 30, 2005)


Gossage, George Calvin

George Calvin Gossage, age 82, died December 4, 1959 at Benton.

He is survived by his wife, Carre; seven sons, James of Jessieville, Amos of Sherill, Steve, Paul and Louis of Benton, Tom of Altheimer and Emmett of California; three daughters, Janie Yates and Jose Eubanks of Benton and Eunice Eubanks of Altheimer; two brothers, Hence of Benton and Pat of Dierks; two sisters, Iiabell Yates of Danville and Margaret Yates of Hot Springs; 41 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, December 31, 1959)


Gossage, Steve H.

Steve H. Gossage, aged 72, of Benton, a retired farmer, died October 10 at Plainview.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Isabell Yates of Danville and Mrs. Margaret Yates of Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 19, 1961)

Gossett, Alpha Jane Hull

Alpha Jane Hull Gossett, age 76, a resident of Plainview, AR died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Onyx, AR. She was born on August 8, 1921 at Steve, AR to Pearl Columbus "P. C." and Hattie Viola (Cox) Hull. She married William "Bill" H. Gossett, Sr. on June 4, 1945 at Plainview, AR. She was a teller for the First State Bank at Plainview and at Ola, she owned and operated Gossett's Supermarket at Plainview and also was a retired postal clerk at Ola, AR. She was a veteran of the Women's Army Corp during World War II. Her name was placed in the Women's War Memorial in Washington, D. C. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Ola Church of Christ. She was very active in community service. She had been a co-community editor the past several years for the Yell County Record.

She is survived by her husband, William H. Gossett, Sr. of Plainview, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Dixie Nan and Bobby Joe Hood of Hot Springs, AR; one son arid daughter-in-law, William H. "Butch", Jr. and Donna Sue Gossett of Onyx, AR; four grandchildren, William H. Gossett III, Caroline Gossett Hogue, Deirdre Keeney Thurman and Jared Keeney; one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Thurman and several extended family members.,

Funeral service was held February 10, 1998 at the Ola Church of Christ officiated by Mr. Bob Fallen and assisted by Dr. J. O. Pennington. Burial was in the Shed Cemetery at Steve, AR. Casketbearers were William Gossett HI, Paul Miller III, John Hogue, Chris Thurman, Ronnie Carroll and Robert Gillum. Honorary Jared Keeney. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 1998)


Gossett, Nora Maude (Roe)

Mrs. Nora Maude Roe Gossett, age 76 of Plainview, died February 12 at Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was the widow of James Simpson Gossett.

Survivors include two sons, Woodrow Gossett of California and Bill Gossett of Plainview; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Gillum of Belleville and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; four stepsons, Odell Gossett and Raymond Gossett, both of California, Dalton Gossett of Hot Springs and Leonard Gossett of Plainview; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ophelia Pullen of Plainview and Mrs. Ruth Partin of Texas; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1964)

Gossett, Raymond

Raymond Gossett of Sacramento, CA died Saturday, July 13, 1986 after suffering a severe stroke and a heart attack. He was formerly from Yell County and was a brother of William Gossett Sr. of Plainview.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Jewel; one daughter, Mary Ruth; three grandsons of Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Partin of Abilene, TX and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Woodroe W. Gossett of Quincy, CA and William Gossett Sr. of Plainview and a number of nieces and nephews. He had been employed in Quincy, CA since early 1940, and then moved to Sacramento, after he retired.

Burial was in Sacramento. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 7/13/1986)


Gossett, Raymond

Raymond Gossett of Sacramento, CA died Saturday, July 13, 1986 after suffering a severe stroke and a heart attack. He was formerly from Yell County and was a brother of William Gossett Sr. of Plainview.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Jewel; one daughter, Mary Ruth; three grandsons of Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Partin of Abilene, TX and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Woodroe W. Gossett of Quincy, CA and William Gossett Sr. of Plainview and a number of nieces and nephews.

He had been employed in Quincy, CA since early 1940, and then moved to Sacramento, after he retired.

Burial was in Sacramento. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 7-23-1986)


Gossett, Velma Francis Collins

Mrs. Velma Francis Collins Gossett, age 93, of Ola, AR died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. She was born August 22, 1903 in Dardanelle, AR to the late John K. and Dora Fowler Collins. She was the owner and manager of the theaters in Ola and Plainview for many years, a member of the First Baptist Church in Plainview and mother and homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jon and Jack Storey of Russellville; two grandchildren, Steve Storey of Russellville and Suzanne Charton of Ola; three great-grandchildren, Job, Samuel and Benjamin Storey all of Russellville and a nephew, Bobby Collins of Plainview.

Service was Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were David Pounder, J. H. Hasty, Harold Blalock, Don Buford, William Gossett, Jimmie Buford and Jimmy Norwood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 1997)


Gossett, William "Bill" H.

William "Bill" H. Gossett, Sr. age 84, died Thursday, September 16, 2004 at his home in Plainview. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, a member of the Plainview Church of Christ, and an Army Air Force WWII Veteran. He was born in Plainview on December 15, 1919 to the late James Simpson and Nora Maude Roe Gossett.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alpha Jane Hull Gossett.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William H. Jr. Butch" and Donna Gossett of Onyx; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Bobby Hood of Hot Springs; a brother, Woodrow Gossett of California; six grandchildren, William H. Gossett III of Perryville, Caroline and John Hogue, Deidre and Chris Thurman all of Plainview, Jared Keeney-Hood of Russellville; three great grandchildren, Adrianna, Christopher and Chloe.

Services were held on September 19, 2004 at the Plainview Church of Christ. Burial was held in Shed Cemetery in Steve, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2004)


Gossman, Bobby

Bobby Gossman, age 28, of Subiaco, AR died Saturday, August 4, 2001 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born May 30, 1973 in Hutchinson, KS.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marlin Gossman.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Welliver Gossman of Subiaco; four sons, Justin, Joshua, David and Derek Gossman of Subiaco; his father, Dave Gossman of Hutchinson, KS; his mother, Beverly Gould Mardis of Preston, KS; three sisters, Sonya Gossman, Pratt, KS, Christy and Stacey Logue of Wichita, KS; four brothers, Kevin and Danny Gossman of Hutchinson, KS, Jerry Gossman of Pratt, KS and Travis Gossman of Wichita, KS; his grandmother, Bertha Gossman of Hutchinson, KS and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held in Hutchinson, KS. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2001)


Gowling, Pat

Mr. Pat Gowling, age 76, of Beaumont, TX died September 24, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. He was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, a WWII Navy veteran and a retired supervisor for Equifax.

He is survived by his wife, Jimmye Gowling or Beaumont, TX; a son, John Gowling of Frisco, TX; a sister, Mary Myers of West Columbia, TX; three grandchildren, Michael Gowling of Dallas, TX, Jeannie Lowe of Pt. Neches, TX and Savannah Gowling of Frisco, TX and two great grandchildren, Jarroth Lang and Corbyn Gowling both of Pt. Neches, TX.

Service was September 26, 1999 with burial Monday, September 27, 1999 at Salem Cemetery in Plainview, AR. Memorial contributions may be made to Button Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 68, Little Elm, TX 75068 or charity of choice. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)


Grace, Allie Maude (Sharpe)

Allie Maude Grace, age 91, of Danville passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1920 in Danville, AR to the late C.C. and Maude Gatlin Sharpe. She was a homemaker and a member of the Danville First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, A. B. Grace; brothers Clayborne and Courtney Sharpe and sister Faye Pledger.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Martha & Bob Pledger of Springdale; Mary Betty & Don Thone of Hot Springs; sister Mary Misenheimer of Little Rock; grandchildren Scott & Meredith Thone of Conway; Brandon & Lori Thone of Damascus; Nelson & Twanna Pledger of Havana; Libby & Trent Tipton of Morrilton; great grandchildren, Tanner, Grace Ann & Hadlee Thone, Briston Yarbrough, Marley & Trey Pledger, Abby Grace & Mary Kate Tipton.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Danville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial will be at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Pledger, Don Thone, Scott Thone, Brandon Thone Nelson Pledger and Trent Tipton. Memorials may be made to Danville First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 13, 2012)

Grace, Beatrice Penrose

Beatrice Penrose Grace, age 84 of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, November 27, 2003 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born November 18, 1919 in Hunter, AR to the late William J. and Ethel Shaner Penrose. She entered the U. S. Navy in 1945 and was a Pharmacist's mate working in occupational therapy when discharged in 1946. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree and the San Jose State College in San Jose, CA with a Masters Degree. She retired from teaching in 1981 after teaching Home Economics for a total of 41 years. Having taught in Alma, Mansfield, Havana, Dardanelle and Campbell, CA. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dardanelle, AR, Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Teachers, life member of the National Garden Club and Gum Springs EH Club.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Frank Grace; one sister, Jane King of Forrest City, AR; one brother, Robert Penrose of Walnut Creek, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Service was December 1st at Dardanelle Funeral Service with Rev. Joe Yates and Rev. Glenn Nicholson officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle under title direction of Dardanelle Funeral Service. Nephews served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund or your favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)


Grace, Delora Marie

Delora Marie Grace, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, September 4, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Home. She was retired from the Dardanelle School District and a member of the Mount George Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Grace.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Sue Gleghorn of Little Rock, AR and Sally and Ronnie Hallsell of Little Rock, AR; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Rose Grace of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Hazel Fader of Vicksburg, Miss. and Delenna Gilbreath of Tullah, LA; two brothers, Amon Dacus of Conroe, TX and Holman Dacus of Transylvania, LA; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday at the New Hope Cemetery with Chris George officiating. Arrangements by Dardanelle Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Mount George Church of Christ or Southern Christian Home in Morrilton. Pallbearers were Sonny George, Billy Rylas, Larry Underwood, Danny Fulton, Keith Finkenbinder and Tracy Fulton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)


Grace, Edna Faye (Kuhn)

Edna Faye Grace, age 92, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 30, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born February 22, 1920 at Dardanelle to the late Noah and Lota Piercy Kuhn. She was a Charter Member of the Gum Springs EH Club and D.A.R.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Grace; a sister, Ruby Nell Grace Koone.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Jeff Koone of Philadelphia, PA, Valarie and Tim Whitlock of North Little Rock; two greal grandchildren, Wilson Whitlock and Luke Whitlock both of North Little Rock.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M.. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. James Whitlock officiating. Visitation will be held after the service at the church. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 2, 2012)

Grace, Frank

Frank Grace, age 91 of Dardanelle died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Saint Mary's Hospital. Frank was born October 7, 1918 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Christopher Columbus Grace and Cleo Effie Moore. Frank was the fifth child in a family of 14 children.

Frank grew up on his parents farm southwest of Dardanelle, AR and graduated from Dardanelle High School in 1936. He entered Arkansas Tech in 1937 after a cousin, Alf Satterfield, offered him a student job in the dining hall at Tech. He completed a two year agriculture program and enrolled in the University of AR at Fayetteville. The army interrupted his schooling, and he went into the service in 1940 with the 668 Engineers. Frank served his country honorably in France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Frank re-entered the University of AR in 1946 and graduated with the class of 1947. He accepted a position as agriculture teacher at Havana High School. He then married the late Beatrice Penrose Grace, whom he met while student teaching in Mansfield. Both taught at Havana for four years and then took graduate work at Colorado A&M and the University of California, Davis. They moved to San Jose, California in 1951. Frank taught Veterans Agriculture and High School Agriculture in the Campbell High School, Campbell, California. Frank and Bea returned to Arkansas in 1958, they bought the family farm, built a home and started in the cattle business. Frank taught agriculture at Dardanelle High School from 1967-1969.

Frank was extremely involved in the community as he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at New Hope Baptist Church for years. His civic involvement included Justice of the Peace, Veterans Agriculture Teacher, the development of the Northeast Yell County Water Association, Soil Conservation Board, Equalization Board, Yell County Fair Board, and the New Hope Cemetery Board.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Beatrice Penrose Grace of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Elizabeth Grace Fink of Dardanelle, AR, and Mary Grace Roggencamp of Chicago, IL; six brothers including Tom Grace of Russellville, AR, Jack Grace of Ft. Smith, AR, Glen Grace of Russellville, AR, John Grace of Harrison, AR, and Charlie Grace of Dardanelle, AR.

Survivors include three sisters, Inez Grace Overcash of Houston, TX, Anna Lee Grace Richardson of Terrell, TX, and Sarah Grace Whitford of Centerville, AR. He is also survived by two brothers, William G. Grace of Russellville, AR, and Lloyd Ellis Grace of Van Buren, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at New Hope Baptist Church Tuesday, May, 11, 2010, with Rev. Paul Farnam and Dr. Glen Nicholson officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Larry Grace, Carl Overcash, Mike Grace, Greg Grace, Ryan Grace, Spencer Grace, Sawyer Grace and Christopher Grace. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Frank's nieces and nephews and members of the New Hope Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010)


Grace, Frank

Frank Grace; Longtime County Board Member Dies Taught School at Havana and Dardanelle. Frank Grace, age 91, was involved as a member of several Yell County boards for over 40 years beginning in the late 1950's. He died on May 9, 2010, at Saint Mary's Hospital. Although he lived at Dardanelle, he actually began his Yell County career as an agriculture teacher at Havana High School after he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1947. He and his wife, Beatrice, both taught school at Havana for four years. Grace also taught agriculture at Dardanelle High School from 1967- 1969. He served as a Yell County Justice of the Peace, and was a longtime member of the Soil Conservation Board and several other boards including the Equalization Board, Yell County Fair Board, and the New Hope Cemetery Board. Grace was instrumental in the development of the Northeast Yell County Water Association. He was also a Veterans Agriculture Teacher.

Funeral was at New Hope Baptist Church Tuesday, May, 11, 2010. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010)


Grace, Jesse

Dr. Jesse Grace, age 74, of Mena, AR passed away Monday, June 26, 2000 in Montgomery County, AR. He was born November 2, 1925 in Danville, AR, a son of the late John David Grace and the late Eloise Fowler. He was united in marriage to Mary Summers on June 21, 1946 in Dardanelle, AR. He made his home in Mena for the past 51 years, was a dentist and had a practice for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He served 2 years as a Captain in the US Army serving as a dentist in Korea and Japan. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board; he served 11 years on the Mena School Board and the Lions Club, and was a lifetime member of the Arkansas and American Dentist Association.

He is survived by, his wife, Mary Grace of Mena, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Carol Grace of Richmond, VA and David and Patti Grace of Fayetteville, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Garry Reinhardt of Little Rock, AR; one brother, John Grace of Theodosia, MO; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held June 30 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gaylon Cope officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Belleville, AR under the direction of Hall Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 5, 2000)


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