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Harkey, I. W.

Belleville, Ark., January 5, 1935. The following is written in loving memory of my father, Mr. I. W. Harkey, who departed this life December 25th, 1934. He was born August 17th, 1857, and was married September 22, 1879 to Miss Virginia Dooly. To this union were born ten children, seven girls and three boys, two of whom departed this life while only babies, going on to a brighter world. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 24, 1935 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Harkey, Ibra Claude

DARDANELLE - Ibra Claude Harkey, age 89, of Dardanelle died Saturday, April 12, 1986 at his home. He was a native of Ola and a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leola McElwee Harkey; a son, Kenneth Harkey of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Paris of Los Alamitos, Calif.; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Cypress, Calif. Local arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Harkey, Ivy (Haley)

SAN SABA- Mrs. C. A. (Ivy) Harkey, 82, of San Saba died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, in Austin.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Riley officiating. Burial will follow in China Creek Cemetery. Ivy was born October 28, 1915, in London to Will Haley and Edna Weaver, and was a lifetime resident of San Saba. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a charter member of the Sharon Club. She married C. A. Harkey December 2, 1933, in San Saba.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Wilma Charlene Harkey; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband, C.A. Harkey of San Saba; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Susanne Harkey of Hunt; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bob Lauer of Del Rio; a sister, Lela Pearl Stanley of May; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be James Reavis, Max Mahan, Billy Maultsby, Rex Mahan Jr., Joe Ellis Jr., Buddy Adams, Larry Don Gage and Wilton Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be John Benner, Steve Burnett, Richard Barker and Burgess Stewardson. The family requests that memorials be made to the San Saba County Volunteer EMS. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The San Angelo Standard-Times Newspaper, San Angelo, Texas, Obituary was published on April 10, 1998)

Harkey, Jacob Taylor

Mrs. T. J. Brumley and family were called to Lancaster early last week to attend the bedside of her father, Uncle Jake Harkey, who was taken suddenly ill.

Uncle Jake passed away on the morning of the 14th and burial took place the following day. During the past several years Mr. Harkey was a frequent visitor in Grand Prairie, and he had a number of friends who are pained to learn of his death. The Lancaster Herald, in reporting his death said: "Uncle Jake Harkey, one of the most loveable characters who ever lived in Lancaster, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. B. Bandy in the early morning of February 14th, 1934. Uncle Jake reached the ripe old age of 85 years, 11 month and 14 days. He was born on February 19th, 1849 and when the tosic of war came he was a young man and during the last two years of that conflict he served with honor and distinction on the Federal side. He is the last of the soldier residing in this community who served on the Federal side. Jacob Taylor Harkey was born at Russellville, Ark. He continued to live in Arkansas until 1876, the year Texas adopted her constitution, and then moved to Texas. In Texas he settled near where Rocket now stands in Ellis County, but there was no Rockett then. He and his growing family lived there until 1900 and then moved to a farm down on Bear Creek, about four miles from Lancaster. He lived there for four years and in 1904 he and his family moved to Lancaster. Since 1904 he has been a resident of Lancaster and frequently seen on the streets where he was always welcomed by his multitude of friends who now miss him. His helpmate died in 1928, but during the long and useful life of this couple, eleven children were born. Eight of that number survive and are present at the funeral today. They are Mrs. T. J. Brumley of Grand Prairie; Dave Harkey of Lancaster; Mrs. A. B. Russell of Red Oak; C. H. Harkey of Handley; L. Z. Harkey of Anglean; Mrs. R. G. Warren of Lancaster; Mrs. W. B. Bandy of Lancaster and Mrs. Houston Jolley of Rockett. Uncle Jake was a consistent and devoted member of the Christian Church. He was a true Bible student and dearly loved to elucidate the Bible passages which treasured so greatly. From this beloved church he was today laid to rest with fitting ceremonies, honoring this great and good man who has gone to his reward with honor. Interment was in Edgwoad Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Obituary courtesy of Gabriele Bornkessel Harkey - Grand Prairie Daily News Newspaper, Grand Prairie, Texas, Obituary was published on February 23, 1934)

Harkey, James Ward

COLEMAN - Funeral service for James Ward Harkey, 93, of Coleman will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Coleman City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman. He died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Coleman County Medical Center. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Brownwood Bulletin Newspaper, Brownwood, Texas, Obituary was published on May 14, 2012)

Harkey, James Ward

James Ward Harkey, 93, of Coleman, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Coleman County Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. James Ward Harkey was born March 5, 1919 in Dennison, Texas, the son of Ed Harkey and Carrie Simmons Harkey. He grew up in San Saba and attended school there. On December 2, 1939 he married Jane Cox in San Saba. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of Operations and was awarded a Purple Heart. Following the war, he and his wife lived in Coleman where they raised their children. They later moved to Abilene where he worked for the City of Abilene for 17 years. In 1972 they moved to Coleman County where Ward worked on the Hudson Ranch at Novice. He was a cowboy and a heavy equipment operator. In later years, they moved to Coleman and were faithful members of North Coleman Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Harkey of Coleman; two sons, Donald E. Harkey and wife Sandra of Abilene, Terry Harkey and wife Carolyn of Monahans; eleven grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zackery Wayne Rankin on September 2, 1986, daughter, Betty Jo Morganweck on March 2, 1999 and a sister, Essie Mae McNurlin. Memorials may be made to North Coleman Baptist Church Building Fund, 312 Church Street, Coleman, Texas 76834. Pallbearers will be Cody Rankin, Blake Heflin, Blane Heflin, Bond Heflin, Jeffery Harkey, Benji Harkey, Chase Brown, Christopher Reeves, Stephen Rinehart. Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan, Coleman, Texas. Please sign his on-line guestbook at www.livingmemorials.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 14 May 2012, On-Line at www.livingmemorials.com. )

Harkey, Jesse L.

Jesse L. Harkey, age 76, of Dardanelle, a retired farmer, died Friday. He was a native of Yell County and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Fronie Bates Harkey; a brother, Lloyd Harkey of Sparta, Illinois, and a sister, Mrs. Drucllia Phillips of McAlester, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 20, 1961)

Harkey, Joe H.

Joe H. Harkey, a prominent planter of Carden bottom, died at his home near Fowler Monday night after a brief illness of pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Sam B. Wiggins, Pastor of the Dardanelle Methodist Church, officiating.

A host of friends from Dardanelle and the bottoms attended the funeral service to pay a last sad tribute of respect and reverence to their departed friend and brother. Joe H. Harkey, who was 57 years of age, was born in Pope County February, 21, 1871. He came to Yell County when a lad of ten years and continued to reside here until his death. He was a good man, a good citizen and a good farmer, and his untimely death is deplored by all. Mr.

Harkey is survived by his widow, his infant son, Joe Harkey, Jr., four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Vaughn, Mrs. Dogan Vaughn, Mrs. Chas. M. Dodd, and Mrs. Chester Hickey, his father, Dr. W. I. Harkey, of Ola; a step-daughter, Miss Adelaide Ladd; five half-sisters, Mrs. Bertha Sandlin, Mrs. Ethel Goodwin, Mrs. Ina Buck, Mrs. Edna Bates and Mrs. Blythe Harkey. The Post-Dispatch joins the many friends of the family in extending condolence. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 22, 1928 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Harkey, Joe H. (Mrs.)

Friends here of Mrs. Joe H. Harkey were shocked at the announcement of her death, which occurred at her home at Fowler Monday, June , 5th, following an illness of but five days. Mrs. Harkey, who was 35 years of age, was born and reared in this vicinity and was universally loved for her sweet, Christian character, her gentle disposition and Exemplary life.

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barry, and several sisters.

The funeral service, conducted by Rev. J. M. Campbell, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dardanelle, was held Tuesday morning at New Hope cemetery, where interment was made. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 8, 1922 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Harkey, Joe Henry

Joe Henry Harkey, 48, died in a Long Beach, Calif. hospital on November 1, 1958 after a long illness. He was a resident of Yell County, near Belleville, until moving to California four years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had been employed at the Harvey Machine Co. for the past three years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Harkey; a daughter, Linda Jean, and a son, Danny Joe, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Edna Harkey of near Belleville; four sisters, Mrs., Raidie Hazlet of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Malvie Crownover of Tulsa, Mrs. Viola Garner of South Gate, Calif. and Miss Geneva Harkey of near Belleville; and four brothers, Ibra Harkey of Long Beach, Calif., Aaron and Nathan Harkey, both of near Belleville, and Major Lee Harkey of Bell Gardens, Calif.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Belleville Baptist Church by Rev. A. R. Brooks. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 11-1-1958)


Harkey, Joe Henry

Joe Henry Harkey, age 43, died in a Long Beach, Calif. hospital on November 1, 1958, after a long illness. He was a resident of Yell County, near Belleville, until moving to California four years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had been employed at the Harvey Machine Co. for the past three years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Harkey; a daughter, Linda Jean and a son, Danny Joe, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Edna Harkey of near Belleville; four sisters, Mrs. Raidie Hazlet of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Malvie Crownover of Tulsa, Mrs. Viola Garner of South Gate, Calif. and Miss Geneva Harkey of near Belleville and four brothers, Ibra Harkey of Long Beach, Calif., Aaron and Nathan Harkey, both of near Belleville and Major Lee Harkey of Bell Garden, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas- Originally published on Thursday, November 13, 1958)


Harkey, John K.

John K. Harkey, aged 83, of Upper Spring Creek passed away in a Little Rock hospital Nov. 7, 1956. He was born at Russellville but had spent most of his life in Yell County.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; four daughters, Mrs. Raidee Hazlet of Covelo, Cal., Mrs. Maivie Crownover of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Viola Garner of Southgate, Cal. and Geneva Harkey of the home; five sons, Ibra Harkey of Long Beach, Cal., Joe of Long Beach, Major Lee of Bellgardens, Cal., Aaron and Nathan of Belleville; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ at Cedar Creek November 10 by Rev. Paul Knight of Booneville. Burial was at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 11-7-1956)


Harkey, Judge John Norman Charles

February 25, 1933 - August 1, 2014 Judge John Norman Charles Harkey was born February 25, 1933 to the late O.J. Jr. and Margaret Fleming Harkey and died August 1, 2014.

Harkey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Willa Charlton, formerly of Fayetteville; two children, Judge John Adam Harkey of Batesville and Sarah Ashley of Springdale; four grandchildren, Autumn Jones, Alex Mayfield, Brad Mayfield, and Hannah Harkey; two great-grandchildren; a half-brother, J.B. Arnold; numerous cousins, and several beloved nieces and nephews. His stepfather, J.

Burton Arnold Jr., preceded him in death. He attended school in Hardy among other schools before graduating Batesville High School in 1950. He earned an associate's degree from the Marion Military Institute in Alabama in 1952. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended Officer's Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia where he became one of the youngest Marines commissioned officers in 1953. He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant after having served during the Korean War. Following Harkey's military service, he attended Arkansas College (now Lyon College.) He graduated in 1959 from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville and began working as a deputy prosecuting attorney and was elected prosecutor for the old 3rd Judicial District. A lifelong Democrat, Harkey was selected by Republican Governor Winthrop Rockefeller to be Insurance Commissioner in 1967. He was a founding member of Arkansas chapter of the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union. The majority of his private practice was spent in Batesville. He practiced law with M.F. Highsmith, Bill Walmsley, John Belew, Leroy Blankenship, and Tim Weaver, in addition to his son, Adam Harkey. In 1988, he was chosen as a Special Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court, later served as Juvenile Judge, and was elected Circuit Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District of Arkansas in 1992, serving until his retirement in 2008 shortly before his 76th birthday. During his retirement, he continued to enjoy hunting, fishing, playing checkers, and pursuing his interests in history and politics. Throughout his life, he had a deep and abiding interest in helping others and was a mentor to many people, whether loved ones or complete strangers. He was a fan of the H.L.

Mencken quote: "If after I depart this vale, you have pause to think of me and wish to please my spirit, forgive some sinner and wink at some homely girl." Services will be held Tuesday August 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Independence County Courthouse in Batesville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 So. 9th St. Batesville, AR 72501, the Independence County Humane Society of Independence County, P.O. Box 3477, Batesville 72203, or charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Newspaper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Obituary was published on August 4, 2014)

Harkey, Lamar

Lamar Harkey, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at the home where he raised his children. Lamar was born August 27, 1920, in Stigler, Okla., to Irene Gardner and Walter J. Harkey. He joined the Navy in April 1942. Lamar was ranked an E-6 and was an aviation chief radio technician. He was first assigned to the USS Sims DE 154 doing escort duty for tankers. Lamar was a member of The Shake Down Crew. The majority of his training took place in the Bermuda Triangle. He was later transferred to aviation. Lamar was honorably discharged in January 1946. Survivors: Children, Ronny Harkey of Springtown, Danny Harkey of Carthage, Mo., Carolyn Long of Azle and Jimmy Harkey of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Star-Telegram Newspaper, Fort Worth, Texas, Obituary was published on Feb. 27, 2009)

Harkey, Leola M.

Mrs. Leola M. Harkey, age 81, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, July 2, 1986 in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ibra C. Harkey and a son, Charles I. Harkey. She was a member of the 16th Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Harkey of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Paris of Los Alamitos, Calif.; three sisters, Hazel Cain and Kate Marr of Dardanelle and Aline Smith of Holdenville, Okla.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral service was at 2 p. m. Saturday by A. W. Goff in the Shinn Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Cypress, Calif. by the Forest Lawn Mortuary. Local arrangements were by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Harkey, Leola M.

Mrs. Leola M. Harkey, 81, of DARDANELLE, widow of Ibra Harkey, died Wednesday. Mrs. Harkey was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shinn Funeral Home, Russellville. Burial will be in Cypress, Calif.

Survivors are a son, Kenneth Harkey of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Paris of Los Alamitos, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Aline Smith of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Hazel Cain and Mrs. Kate Marr, both of Dardanelle; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Additional information supplied by submitter: died July 2, 1986 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 7/2/1986)


Harkey, Lydia (Horne)

Lydia Horne Harkey, 95, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 2, 1918, at Scranton, to Miller and Maudie Howell Horne. She was a charter member of the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and as secretary for the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Osbern Harkey; a son, Doyle Harkey; three brothers, Coy Horne, Jim Davis and Norman Horne; and three sisters, Shirlene Partlow, Clemie and Lola.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Michael Norton of Russellville; and very special friends, Jana Nye, Tammy Grissom and Brent Pierce.

The funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. David Bishop. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery near Plainview, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Nathan and Jeremy Bishop, Steven and Donnie Davis, John Watson and Steve Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church. The family received friends on Friday evening, from 5-6 p.m., at the funeral home. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 15, 2014)

Harkey, M. L. (Dock)

M. L. (Dock) Harkey passed away in a hospital in Downey, CA, at the age of 61. He was born Feb. 2nd, 1924, in Yell County near Belleville. He lived there many years before moving to CA. He was the son of the late John K. and Edna Harkey and was a retired welder.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Gorman Harkey, of Bell Gardens, CA; a son, Johnny; a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Black, of Downey, CA; and a little granddaughter, Autumn Black. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Raidee Haflet, of Merced, CA, Mrs. Viola Garner, of Mission Valejo, CA, Mrs. Malerie Crownover, of Tulsa, OK, and Geneva Harkey, of Belleville; two brothers, Aaron and Nathan, of near Belleville; a half-brother Ibra Harkey, of Dardanelle; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by another brother, Joe Harkey, in 1958.

Graveside services and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery near Whittier, CA, August 30th. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 1985)


Harkey, Martha Frances (Gateley)

On the 28th day of February, 1935, the Angel of Death came to earth and called from us a precious one, Martha Francis Harkey, (nee Gateley), who was born September 7th, 1855, being at the time of her death 79 years, five months and 21 days of age. At the age of 18 years she was united in marriage to Albert Harkey. To this union were born eight children, five daughters and three sons, all of whom are living: Mrs. Dillon Kutledge, Mrs. Phoebe Tucker and Mrs. Denia Taylor, of Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Aggie Murdock, of Hammon, Okla.; Mrs. Marie Palmer, of Webber Falls, Okla.; Messrs. Wilson and Henry Harkey, of Sulphur Springs, and Port Harkey, of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Dardanelle Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 28, 1935)

Harkey, Mr. Opal N.

Mr. Opal N. Harkey, 58, Western Arkansas merchant for more than 35 years, died at his home following a heart attack January 9. He was a native of Ola, Yell County, and lived in that town until he moved to Plainview. He entered business with his brothers at Ola in 1905 and in 1914 opened a store at Plainview, and operated it until last month, when he moved it to Conway. He also operated a store at Dardanelle from 1937 until he moved it to Conway with the Plainview stock to open the Outlet store there. He and Mrs. Harkey also established a woman's ready-to-wear store at Conway. Mr. Harkey founded and served as first president of the Farmers State bank of Plainview, which later was consolidated with the Bank of Plainview. He was married August 4, 1915, to Miss Leah Willson at Ola, who survives, as also does a daughter, Miss Virginia Harkey, in Hendrix College; a son, James Willson Harkey, Conway High School student; three brothers, O. J., Ola; Roscoe, Dardanelle; and J. M. Harkey, Los Angeles, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Walter D. Jacoway, Little Rock, Mrs. K. A. Norman, and Mrs. R. T. Barrett, Ola, and Mrs. Thomas Boyers, Dardanelle.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Sam B. Wiggins. The body then was taken to Ola where services were held at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev Charles Chandler. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1940)

Harkey, Nellie Jane (Cox)

Mrs. Jane Harkey, age 93, of Coleman, died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20 in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. She was born Nellie Jane Cox on December 21, 1918 in Winters, Texas, a daughter of Porter Cox and Nellie Spence Cox. She grew up in Winters and graduated from high school there. She attended business college in Abilene.

On December 2, 1939 she married James Ward Harkey in San Saba and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2012. After their marriage, Jane and Ward lived in Coleman and moved to Abilene in 1972. While living in Abilene, Jane was a clerk for Gibson's. They returned to Coleman County in 1989 and lived on the Hudson Ranch and later moved to Coleman and finally, to Holiday Hill Nursing Home, three years ago. She was a devoted member of North Coleman Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, Donald E. Harkey and wife Sandra of Abilene, Terry Harkey and wife Carolyn of Monahans; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren, a special niece, Mrs. Sybil Van Zandt of Buffalo Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband this past Monday, her daughter, Betty Jo Morganweck on March 2, 1999; a great-grandson, Zackery Wayne Rankin on September 2, 1986; four brothers, Clarence Cox, Elmer Cox, Pete Cox and Jake Cox. Memorials may be made to North Coleman Baptist Church Building Fund, 312 Church Street, Coleman, Texas 76834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 19 May 2012, On-Line at www.livingmemorials.com. )

Harkey, Nora D.

Nora D. HARKEY, age 101, passed away January. 5, 1988. Born Oct. 17, 1886 in Indian Territory near Durant. She came to OKC in 1911 when she married Henry E. Harkey who preceded her in death in 1938. To this union three children were born, Thelma L. North of Richmond, Va., Paul H. Harkey of OKC and Sgt. Gene E. Harkey who was killed while in service in WWII.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Mable M. Speeple of OKC and Eudah B. Askins of Weatherford; also 4 grandchildren, Gene Paul Harkey of Harrah, Donald Edward Harkey of Hurst, Tx., Karen Gay Hurst of Astoria, N.Y. and Sharon Kay Champion of Houston, Tx.; 4 great grandchildren and many very loved nieces and nephews.

She maintained her own home in OKC until she was 92 years old, when she became a resident of the Western Oaks Health Center in OKC. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Guardian West Chapel, interment in Moore Cemetery, Moore, Ok. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Newspaper: The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1-6-1988)


Harkey, Osbern

Osbern Harkey, age 86, a resident of Russellville, AR, formally of Plainview, AR, died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 26, 1915 at Belleville, AR a son of the late Moses Isaiah and Rosetta Tucker Harkey. He married Miss Lydia Jane Home on July 7, 1947, was an appliance repairman for numerous years and was a charter member of the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, where he has served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Secretary-Treasurer and Superintendent. He was an Army Infantry Division Veteran of WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Germany from October 27, 1944 to March 15, 1945, in connection with military operations against the enemy. The citation read "As a truck driver, Technician Fifth Grade Harkey, despite the harassing enemy fire, unhesitatingly drove daily to forward exposed areas to replenish the company's supply of food, water and vital ammunition, his enthusiasm and ability to work long hours without rest, insured the quick delivery of vital successful operations of his company.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Doyle Harkey; a sister, Dottie Adair; and a brother, Walter E. Harkey.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lydia Jane Harkey of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna & Michael Norton of Russellville, AR and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was March 25, 2002 at the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Terry Latham and Rev. David Williams. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery at Plainview under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers were John Watson, Nathan Bishop, Stan Forest, Phillip Forest, Bill Smith and Jimmy Burt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 27, 2002)


Harkey, Riley Clayton

SAN SABA - Riley Harkey, 72, local pecan grower, died Thursday, July 10, 1997, at his residence in San Saba.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the First Baptist Church, 208 W. Wallace, with the Rev. Jack Riley, the Rev. Keith Robertson and the Rev. James Reid officiating. Interment will follow in the San Saba City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral Home. Mr. Harkey was born March 18, 1925, in San Saba, the son of Olga Bryan and Bernice Baxter Harkey, whose families were pioneers to San Saba County with the Harkeys settling in the county in the early 1850s. Mr. Harkey was serving as president of the San Saba Pecan Growers Association at the time of his death. He loved his occupation of growing good quality pecans. He was a director in the Property Owners Association. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, San Saba, and attended the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. He married Bonnie Sawyer Compton on April 26, 1963, in Waco.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son and daughter-in-law, John and Donna Harkey of Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kami Harkey of Marble Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and James Ballinger of San Saba; his grandchildren, Leah and John Harkey of Arlington, Cambria Lyn Harkey of Athens, Ga., Carl Wayne Pressley of San Saba and Jessica Harkey of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Joyce Kimbrough of Valley Mills and Wilma Cook of Waco; brother-in-law, Ralph Sawyer of Temple; several cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Eric Harkey. Pallbearers will be Billy Davidson, John R. McRorey, Mack Cason, Roger McGehee, Graigan Johnson, Stokes Boren, Gaspar Caracheo and Edward Crim. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the San Saba County Volunteer E.M.S. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,San Angelo Standard-Times Newspaper, San Angelo, Texas, Obituary was published on July 11, 1997)

Harkey, Rosco

Former Resident Found Dead Near Aplin -- The body of Rosco Harkey, 77, retired banker who had been missing from his home at Little Rock since August 17, was found Saturday in a wooded area near Aplin in Perry County. He had apparently suffered a heart attack after his car became stuck on a logging road. Harkey was a former president of the Bank of Dardanelle.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Selma Batson Harkey; a son, Rosco Harkey, Jr. of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Ratley of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. K. A. Norman of Ola; a half brother, Jay Harkey of Los Angeles; a half sister, Mrs. Thomas Boyer of Tenn. three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 27, 1959)


Harkey, Sufronia (Bates) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Sufronia Bates Harkey, age 72 of Dardanelle died Friday at a Little Rock hospital. She was the widow of Jess Harkey and was a Missionary Baptist.

Survivors include three brothers. A.D. Bates and Utah Bates both of Centerville and a brother of California.

Funeral was Sunday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Chickalah. Burial was in Harkey's Valley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1963)

Harkey, Sufronia (Bates) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Sufronia Bates Harkey, age 72 of Dardanelle died Friday at a Little Rock hospital. She was the widow of Jess Harkey and was a Missionary Baptist.

Survivors include three brothers. A.D. Bates and Utah Bates both of Centerville and a brother of California.

Funeral was Sunday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Chickalah. Burial was in Harkey's Valley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1963)

Harkey, Theo G.

Theo G. Harkey, 2853 University. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl J. Harkey; sons, W. Jarrott Harkey, Jack W. Harkey, Charles E. Harkey, Tom W. Harkey, all of Dallas; Ted G. Harkey, Paris, Arkansas; daughters, Mrs. Ruth Pleifler, Houston; Mrs. Joanne Gibbs, San Antonio; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Services 10 a.m. Tuesday Highland Park Methodist Church. Dr. William H. Dickson officiating. Interment Restland. Pallbearers; Grandchildren, Honorary pallbearers; Members Bible Class of Highland Park Methodist Church officers and directions of the United Fidelity Life Insurance Co. Should friends desire memorials to Operation Murray Dickson Fund, care of Highland Park Methodist Church. Restland Funeral Home, Greenville at Valley View. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Dallas Morning News, 10-4-1966)


Harkey, Vera (West)

Vera Harkey, daughter of the late Marcus P. West and Armentie Curtis West, was born July 4th 1915, in Bellville, Ark., and departed this life Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the age of 99 years, 6 months and 7 days. Vera and Aaron Harkey, lifelong residents of Belleville, were married on April 23rd, 1932.

Aaron preceded her in death on June 24th, 2003. She was also preceded in death by two dear brothers and a sister, Vestal West, James West and Prue Bowie.

Survivors include daughter, Betty Bowie, of Magnolia, TX; three grandchildren, Amanda Heldt and husband Randall, of Magnolia, Candy Casto, of Houston and Cindy Bowie, of Houston; one great-grandchild, Kyle Casto (serving in the Navy abroad), other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 13th, at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 14th, at Upper Spring Creek Church with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randall Heldt, Ronnie West, John George, Sr., John George, Jr., Gage George, and Robert Myers. Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Casto (in absentia), Joe Jefferson and Buddy Gray. 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 Jan 14, 2015)

Harkey, Walter Ayers Bud

Walter Ayers Bud Harkey, 88, of Lenexa, KS, passed away September 24, 1996, at Lakeview Village Care Center. Services will be private.

Walter was born in Russellville, AR, in 1908. He worked for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., retiring as an Office Manager, after more than 40 years. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, and the Kiwanis Club, both of Conway, AR. He also belonged to the Lions Club in Hot Springs, AR.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mildred; daughter, JoAnn Morgan, of Lenexa, KS; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Newspaper: The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri; 9-26-1996)


Harkless, Dick Elbert

Dick Elbert Harkless, age 76 of Dover, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born June 11, 1929 at Ottumwa, IA to the late Fred Albert and Alice Bell Higdon Harkless. He was a 32 Degree Mason with the Boulder City Lodge 037 in Las Vegas, NV.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Madge Cochron Harkless; parents and a brother, Paul Harkless.

Survivors include close friends, William "Buddy" and Mary Coffman of Dover.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 19, 2006)


Harkless, Mary Madge

Mary Madge Harkless of Dover, AR died Saturday, September 19, 1998 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born in Lament, OK to the late Burt and Lila Cochron. She was a homemaker and mother.

Surviving are her husband, Dick Harkless; one son, Jack Gilman of Ft. Worth, TX; two daughters, Beth Whitley of Ft. Worth, TX and Deon McGrath of Wichita Fall, TX; one brother, Jack Cochron of Las Vegas, NV; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 23, 1998)


Harkness, Billy Fay

Billy F. Harkness, 84, of North Little Rock passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 29th, 2013. He was born in Belleville, Arkansas [13 September 1929] to the late Clyde and Nellie Bowden Harkness. He was an Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his brother Robert C. Harkness, his sister Regina H. Smith and very special friend Florence H. Houston.

He is survived by his brother James R. Harkness, several nieces and extended family and friends. Billy will be laid to rest at the North Little Rock Veterans Cemetery.

There are no funeral services. Please visit www.griffinleggettresthills.com to sign the online guest book. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 15, 2014)

Harkness, Clyde

Clyde Harkness, age 84, North Little Rock, a retired grocer, died December 26, 1980. Born at Belleville, he was the son of Dr. John H. and Mary Catherine Hamilton Harkness and was a Methodist.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Bowden Harkness; three sons, Robert C. Harkness Alexander, James R. Harkness of Little Rock and Billy Harkness of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Regina Smith of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Burial was by Griffin Legett, Healey and Roth at Russell Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1/21/1981)


Harkness, Jerry Nell

Mrs. Jerry Nell Harkness, age 68, of Belleville, AR died Saturday, February 21, 1998 at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born in Danville, AR June 2, 1929, daughter of the late, Leo Hulse and Audrey Poley Gault. She was a retired Rural Route Mail Carrier, she was a member of the Belleville United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John Robert "Bob" Harkness, Jr. and was also preceded in death by an infant brother, M. T. Gault.

She is survived by a son, Bob Harkness of Conway; a daughter, Caron Hays of Springdale, AR; a brother, John Gault of Danville; a sister, Mary Frazier of Fort Smith, AR; two granddaughters, Michelle Stane of Greenbrier and Karen Michele Hays of Springdale; a grandson, Zachard Hays of Springdale and two great grandchildren, Megan and Nicholas Stane of Greenbrier.

Funeral service was February 24, 1998 at the Belleville United Methodist Church with Rev. Wanda Ogden and Rev. Joe Gramling officiating. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers were Harry, Tony and Chad Frazier, Nick, John Pledger and Mike Gault. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 1998)


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