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Hicks, Billie Swilley

Billie Swilley Hicks, age 80, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Conway Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Violet Stanley Swilley; four brothers, Chuck Knoye, David Swilley, Dale Swilley and Johnny Swilley; and a sister, Marie Guilda.

Survivors include two daughters, Freda Hicks and Karen Standridge of Dardanelle; two sisters, Frances Fink of Leander, TX, and Rachel Tilmon of Dardanelle; and many nephews, nieces, and lots of special friends.

Funeral was Saturday at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. Bob Alexander officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Hicks, Wesley Jones, Bill Yates, Joe Childres, Chuck Richards, and Butch Cossey. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 17, 2007)


Hicks, Brenda Kay (Fergason)

Brenda Kay Hicks, age 63, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She was born August 14, 1951 at Houston, Texas. She loved reading, going to auctions and planting flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Luther Hicks Sr; one son, Edward Luther Hicks Jr; one brother, Carl Fergason and one great grandson, Ethan Lee Hicks.

Survivors include five children, Eugene Morgan and wife Terrie, Cynthia Gist and husband Wayne, Johnny Paul Hicks and wife Lea Ann, Brian Hicks and wife Angela all of Dardanelle, Trina Herring and husband Jerry of Atkins; one brother; one sister, twenty three grandchildren; one great great grandchild.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Petillo Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Eugene Morgan, Johnny Paul Hicks Sr., Brian Hicks Sr., Willis Morgan, Johnny Paul Hicks Jr., Brian Hicks Jr. 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 Oct 22, 2014)

Hicks, Brenda Kay (Fergason)

Born: August 14, 1951 Place of Birth: Houston, TX Death: October 14, 2014 Place of Death: Jonesboro, AR Occupation: Line Worker Hobbies: Reading, going to auctions and planting flowers. Brenda Kay Hicks, age 63, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Petillo Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Oct 15, 2014 - On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Hicks, Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas Hicks, age 56, of Uniontown, AR died Friday, November 16, 2012 in a Fort Smilh Hospital. He was born August 31, 1956 to Charles B. Hicks and Edna Hicks Walker in Texarkana, TX. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from Red River Army Depot, he was an Arkansas constable for District 1, Crawford County, and employed by Professional Security of Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Alan Hicks.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Monette Buford Hicks; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel Hicks and David and Deanna Lambert; his mother and step-father, Edna and Jim Walker; his brother and sister-in- law, Jerry and Roxanne Hicks; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nelda and James Cromer.

Private graveside service and burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsvillle. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund, 10536 South Hwy. 307, Briggsville, AR 72828. Online obit and guestbook available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 5, 2012)

Hicks, Delmer Sherman

Delmer Sherman Hicks, age 85, of Booneville died Sunday, October 28, 1984 at the Yell County Hospital at Danville.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Girtha M. Hicks; a son, John Hicks of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Fennel of Louisiana and Mrs. Lois Catlett of Oregon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joan Yates of Plainview, Mrs. Euleda Blevins of Odessa, Mo; six grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church at Booneville. Burial will be in Carolan Cemetery at Boonville by Dixon Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Hicks, E. J.

E. J. Hicks, age 77, died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville after an extended illness. He was a retired refrigeration engineer and a longtime resident of Dardanelle.

Survivors include his wife, Velma, of the home; one daughter, Kathleen Balloun of Dardanelle; four sisters, Jewell Harvey, Jessie Murry and Lena Adams, all of Hot Springs, and Ethel Lowder of Little Rock; one brother, Homer Hicks of Hot Springs; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Orville Lee Brown, Pete Tillman, Everett Jaggers, Elmer Wesley, Ira Taylor and Wayne Holt, all of the Dardanelle area. Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p. m. Monday, November 24, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston. The Rev. Tony Berry of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle will officiate. Smith Mortuary of Charleston is in charge of services. No set visitation hours have been scheduled. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/21/1986)


Hicks, Edward L.

Edward L. Hicks, Jr. age 34 of Dardanelle, passed away Monday, December, 17, 2007 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born August 19, 1973 in Danville to Edward L. and Brenda Kay Fergason Hicks. He was a good, loving husband, great father, good friend and attended the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church at Dardanelle.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward L. Hicks, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Opal and Kathleen Fergason; paternal grandparents, Everette and Martha Hicks.

Survivors include his loving wife of 16 years, Sandy Hicks of Dardanelle; 2 sons, Trey & Justin Hicks of Dardanelle; a daughter, Renee Hicks of Dardanelle; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Terrie Morgan, Johnny Paul and Leeann Hicks, Brian and Margaret Hicks all of Centerville; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Wayne Gist of Centerville; Trina and Jerry Herring of Atkins; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church at Dardanelle with Bro. John Whorton and Bro. Jerry Williams officiating. Interment was at Petillo Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Pallbearers were Eugene Morgan, Johnny Paul Hicks, Brian Hicks, Adam Whitaker, Tim Riddell and James Sherrill. Honorary Pallbearers Thomas Hicks and Clay Crews. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 26, 2007)


Hicks, Edward Luther

Edward Luther Hicks, Sr. age 50, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at his home. He was born October 7, 1951 in Grady, AR, the son of the late Everett Luther and Martha Mary Beck Hicks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Everette Junior Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hicks of Centerville, AR; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Tern Morgan of Kentucky, Edward and Sandy Hicks, Johnny Paul and Amanda Hicks, Brian and Margaret Hicks all of Centerville, AR; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Wayne Gist of Centerville, AR and Trina and Jerry Herring of Atkins, AR; 2 brothers and sister-in-law, Thomas and Peggy Hicks and Jimmy and Nancy Hicks all of Centerville, AR; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Jack Gist and Belinda and Rick Wise all of Centerville, AR and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 30, 2002 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Eugene Morgan, Edward Hicks, Johnny Paul Hicks, Brian Hicks, Adam Britton and Steven Morgan. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002)


Hicks, Elmer Sherman

DANVILLE - Elmer Sherman Hicks, age 85, of Booneville died Sunday, October 28, 1984 at Yell County Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Girtha M. Hicks; a son, John Hicks of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Fennel of Louisiana and Mrs. Lois Catlett of Oregon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joan Yates of Plainview and Mrs. Euleda Blevins of Odessa, Mo.; six grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m, Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church at Booneville by the Rev. Joe Yates. Burial will be in Carolan Cemetery at Booneville by Dixon Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Hicks, Everett

Funeral for Everett Hicks Jr. and Phyllis Hicks, of Route 1, Dardanelle were killed Wednesday, November 5, 1980 when their pickup truck left Highway 154 east of Centerville and hit a tree, will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle. Burial will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.

Their daughter, Tina Louise, suffered cuts and bruises. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hicks of Centerville; three brothers, Thomas Luther, Edward L. and Jimmy Dean Hicks of Centerville, and two sisters, Mrs. Brenda Morgan of Dardanelle and Belinda Sue Hicks of Centerville. Mrs. Hicks is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bakalar of Pennsylvania. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/7/1980)


Hicks, Girtha Mae Swaim

Girtha Mae Swaim Hicks, age 92, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born in Aly, AR April 7, 1905. She was a retired nurse and member of the Plainview First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, G. B. "Gurn" Swaim of Aly; a sister, Glyde Keener of Onyx; ten grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was April 18 at the Aly Church with Rev. Joe Yates officiating. Burial was in Killian Cemetery in Aly. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 1997)


Hicks, Isabelle

Isabelle Hicks, age 84, of Danville, AR died Saturday, September 20, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Free Will Baptist. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Owens of Danville, AR; two sons, Norman and Loyd Hunt both of Danville, AR; five grandchildren, Sherry Lampkins, Lorrie Hunt, Terry Owens, Amanda Scroggins and Cindy Cleveland and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 23 at the Egypt Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 24, 1997)


Hicks, J. L. (Mrs.)

Mrs. J. L. Hicks, age 87, died at her home in Danville August 29. She had lived in Arkansas since the age of three and in Danville since 1925. She was a member of the Danville Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lee Hicks and by five of their 12 children.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Sarah Clark of Mtn Pine, Mrs. Obe Ebb of Watson, Mrs. Frank Jones of Garland, Texas, Mrs. Bruce Montgomery of Dumas and Mrs. Doshie Madden of Danville; two sons, John Hicks of Holly Ridge, La. and Henry Hicks of Venture, Calif; two half-brothers, two half-sisters, and 43 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 6, 1956)


Hicks, James

James Hicks, age 61 of Malvern AR, formerly of Waveland AR died Friday, December 5, 1997 a Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Malvern, AR. He was born December 15, 1935 in Waveland, AR to the late Omer Develt and Ola Williams Hicks He was disabled.

Survivors include a brother Johnny Dale Hicks of Ft. Smith; a sister, Ina Joyce Cantrell of Fort Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Service was December 9 at Moore's Chapel Church with the Rev, Gaylon Mason officiating. Interment was in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery near Waveland by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 10, 1997)


Hicks, James Allen

James Allen Hicks, age 69 of Dardanelle, died Friday, October 10, 1986 at the V. A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was the son of the late Wiley and Vergie Turner Hicks and a Veteran of W. W. II.

He is survived by one son, Gary L. Hicks of Delaware; two brothers, Frank Hicks and Bill Hicks of Atkins; five sisters, Barness Coffey and Mary Sue Person of Dardanelle, Ruby Neeley of Ola, Mildred Sevic and Edity Cossey of MO and two grandchildren.

Services were Monday, October 13 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Hicks, Jerry

Jerry Hicks, age 54 of Belleville passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at his home. He was born August 10, 1955 in Great Bend, KS. to James Earl and Sylvia Dean Clayton Hicks. He was a member of the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church. He was a avid fisherman, hunter and an expert marksman and a straight shooter. He was a current member of the Sunrise Bass Club. He was injured in an industrial accident and became known as "Mr Mom" as he look over the duties of the home and caring for his son and daughter as Cathy continued to work full time as an RN. He attended Medora Grade School. Buhler Grade School and graduated from Buhler High School. He was a certified mechanic. Preceded in death by his father, James Earl Hicks; grandparents, Ernest & Bertha Hicks; and William & Laura Clayton.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years Cathy Hicks of Danville; daughter Jamie Lamb and husband Michael of Newton, KS; son Heath Hicks and wife Kellie of Long Pond, PA; mother Sylvia Dean Hicks of Inman, KS; brother Larry Hicks of Hutchinson, KS; grandson Kaden Hicks of Long Pond, PA; grandmother Genevieve Hicks of Joplin, MO; numerous aunts and cousins. Service will be 10:00 a. m.

Wednesday July 21, 2010 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel Danville with Rev. Shane Chancellor officiating. Services will also be held 10:00 a. m. Saturday July 24, 2010 at Union Valley Church in Hutchinson, KS with Roy Cummins officiating. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. Pallbearers will be Larry Hicks, Stephen Cummins, Ike Cummins, Benjamin Cummins, Al Ediger, Glenn Field and Doug Roeder. Honorary will be Kenn Bell. Memorials may be made to the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church, 16125 North State Highway 27, Belleville, AR 72824. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010)


Hicks, Martha Mary Beck

DARDANELLE - Mrs. Martha Mary Beck Hicks, age 56, of Dardanelle died Friday, November 1, 1985, at Ola Nursing Home. She was a native of Hartman.

Survivors include three sons, Edward Hicks, Thomas Hicks 1 Jimmy Hicks of Dardanelle; two daughters, Brenda Gist and Belinda Hicks of Dardanelle; her father, Lige Beck of Hartman, a brother, Raymond Beck of Hartman, and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3:30 p. m. Monday, November 4, at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service Dardanelle. Pallbearers Active Jim Morgan, Johnny Benefield, Noah Lee Wedge, Everett Daniel Wedge, Tony Wedge and Doyle Traxler. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. today at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Hicks, Mary Jane (Pugh)

Mary Jane (Pugh) Hicks, of Quitman, Arkansas, went home to her Lord on Sunday morning, March 9, 2008. She was born in Rover, Arkansas on February 4, 1928 to the late Clifford and Faye Pugh and has two brothers Harold Wayne Pugh (Alice) of Orange, California, and Bud Pugh (Jody) of Downey, California.

Jane is preceded in death by her husband Robert Dale Hicks and her grandson, Robert Scott Hicks. She is survived by one son, James (Jim) Franklin Hicks and, wife, Karen and their sons, Justin Hicks, Ryan Hicks and Stephen Hicks of Conway. She is also survived by one daughter Karen Hicks Ward and husband, Jim of Cabot and their children Chris Ward, wife, Ashley and their children Sophie and Caden of Sherwood, Arkansas and Amie (Ward) Simmons, husband, Alan, of Chicago, Illinois.

Jane, known as Nannie to her grandchildren and family was the consummate homemaker. Her home was always neat and organized and there was always something good cooking on the stove. She loved taking care of people and babysitting all the grandchildren as they grew up. Jane enjoyed being outdoors, visiting with her neighbors and taking care of the animals on the farm she and her husband raised prior to his death. She enjoyed her church family at First United Methodist Church at Quitman. Nannie loved to laugh and all her grandchildren will tell you she always met them with open arms, a kiss and a smile. Each one was special to her and she was always there to encourage, listen and love unconditionally. She will be dearly missed by all of us who knew her. Our family would like to thank Woodland Hills Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice for their care.

Memorials may be made to Quitman United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 167, Quitman, Arkansas 72131. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday at Quitman United Methodist Church conducted by her son-in-law, Rev. Jim Ward. Burial will be in Quitman Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M., Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Date: 3-?-2008 )


Hicks, Opha Leah Hicks Pearce Chester

Opha Leah Hicks Pearce Chester Hicks, age 79, Lee's Summit, MO passed away, Monday, July 29, 1996 at Lee's Summit Hospital. She was born January 3, 1917, in Danville AR, the eldest daughter of the late Charles G. and Bessie Renfrew Pearce. We attended school at Danville. She was a clerk for Sears Department Store for 30 years. She was a member of the Sears Retirees Club and a member of the Countryside United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hicks in 1990 and her sister, Opal Marcum in 1993.

Survivors include one son, Donald F. Chester, Musatine, IA; three brothers, Houston Pearce, Modesto, CA, Joseph Pearce, Little Rock and Charles Pearce, Conway, AR; three grandchildren, Sharon Taylor, Mark Chester and Matthew Chester and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were August 3, 1996 at Park Lawn Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8/28/1996)


Hicks, Phyllis

Funeral for Everett Hicks Jr. and Phyllis Hicks, of Route 1, Dardanelle were killed Wednesday, November 5, 1980 when their pickup truck left Highway 154 east of Centerville and hit a tree, will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle. Burial will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.

Their daughter, Tina Louise, suffered cuts and bruises. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hicks of Centerville; three brothers, Thomas Luther, Edward L. and Jimmy Dean Hicks of Centerville, and two sisters, Mrs. Brenda Morgan of Dardanelle and Belinda Sue Hicks of Centerville. Mrs. Hicks is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bakalar of Pennsylvania. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/7/1980)


Hicks, Vada Francis

Vada Francis Hicks, age 98, of Van Buren, AR, died Friday, April 20, 2007 at Crawford County Health & Rehab Center in Van Buren. She was born in Moore's Chapel community on February 26, 1909, the daughter of the late Ed and Polly Hunt Witt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moore's Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larkin Hicks and two sisters, Celia Crabtree and Edith Petillo.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Oneta Hicks of Van Buren, AR; granddaughter, Libby Morrow of Centerville, AR, Connie Thompson of Roland, OK and Pam Ingle of Fort Smith, AR and a host of great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Funeral service was April 23, 2007 at the Moore's Chapel Church. Burial was in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 25, 2007)


Hiermeier, Jennie

Mrs. Jennie Hiermeier, aged 89, of Ola died Sunday. She was the widow of John Hiermeier, a native of Nebraska and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Johnny Hiermeier of Ola.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Ola Methodist Church and burial was in the Ola Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1964)

Hiermeier, Johnnie

Mr. Johnnie Hiermeier, age 83, of Ola, AR died Saturday, October 11, 1997 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born November 1, 1913 in Ola, AR to the late John and Jenny Hiermeier. He was a self employed logger and attended the Methodist Church in Ola.

He is survived by his guardian, Betsy Rice, of Ola, AR and many friends.

Graveside service was held October 14 at the Sandlin Cemetery in Ola with the Rev. Richard Stegall officiating. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 1997)


Hiett, Berniece

Berniece Hiett, age 83 of Dardanelles died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Dardanelle Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 18, 1925 at Melburn to the late Porter and Zella May Lawrence Hodges.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Garland Smothers; husband, Winston Hiett; son, Terry Lee Hiett; great-grandson, Adam Christopher Collins; sisters, Lorene Suggs, Erma Watkins, Jannie May Thorton, Virginia Riplogel and brother, Randell Dale Hodges.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Phyllis Hiett, Danny and Dottie Hiett, Ronny and Brenda Hiett, Annette Hiett, Dwight and Maureen Hiett, Mark and Elaine Hiett; sisters and brother-in-law, Sharon and Bobby Williams, Wilma Joyce Dees; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside services to be held today, October 1, 2008 at 2:00 p. m. at Witts Springs Cemetery in Witts Springs with Rev. Cleland Tilley officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 1, 2008)


Hiett, Terry Lee

Terry Lee Hiett, age 54 of Centerville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Baptist Health Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1954 to Winston and Berneice Hiett of Witts Spring. He was employed by Bibler Brothers Lumber Company.

He is preceded in death by his father, Winston Hiett and a grandson, Adam Christopher Collins.

Survivors include his mother, Berneice Hiett of Dardanelle; wife of 29 years, Annette Hiett of Centerville; two daughters, Tracey Kirk of Dardanelle and April Hiett of Centerville; two granddaughters; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Sonny and Phyllis Hiett of Bruno, Danny and Dottie Hiett of Witts Spring, Ronny and Brenda Hiett of Marshall, Dwight and Maureen Hiett of Prairie Grove, Mark and Elaine Hiett of Dardanelle and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were held September 13, 2008 at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville with Rev. Clellan Tilley officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2008)


Higgins, Mancil Monroe

Mancil Monroe Higgins, age 90, of Delaware died Tuesday, July 1, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital He was a retired farmer and member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mavern Hampton Higgins; a son, Garland Higgins of Delaware; a daughter, Glendine Smead of Delaware; three brothers, Hugh Robinson of Fort Smith, and Taft and Leon Robinson of Russellville; three sisters, Alma Whitecotton of Keiser, Mary Woods of Delaware and Lorene Lindsey of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p, m. Thursday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle by the Rev. Lonnie Guess. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery by Cornwell (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Higgs, Mattie C. Crawford

Mattie C. Crawford Higgs, age 73, of Blue Mountain, AR died Friday March 29, 2002 at the Paris Health and Rehab. Center. She was born April 21, 1928 in Danville, AR to the late Tom and Lillie Horn Crawford. She was a retired cook for the Danville School District, a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Higgs.

Survivors are, a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Melissa Higgs of Blue Mountain, AR; a daughter, Jeanetta Ewing of Arkansas City, KS; a brother, Billy Crawford of Conway, AR; a sister, Lillie Snow of Benton, AR and three grandsons.

Funeral service was April 2, 2002 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Delton M. Beall officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery at Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Michael Elliott, Eddie Short, Steven Cox, Rick Nordin, Bill Benson, George Newman. Honorary were Roger Elliott, Ed Blalock and Rusty Mosley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002)


Higgs, Timothy Richard

Timothy Richard Higgs, age 41 of Russellville, died Friday, March 4, 2011. He was born February 12, 1970 at Booneville to Chester and Barbara Mosley Higgs.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include children, Jessica Hickerson and husband Caleb of Utah, formerly of Russellville, Shannon Higgs of Russellville; four sisters, Cynthia Ryals of Louisiana, Deanna Dunlap of Lamar, Tonya Hancock of Danville, Carla Cossey of Russellville; one brother, Bobby Allen of Louisiana; one granddaughter, Kimber Hickerson of Utah; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Hedgeway Church in Lamar.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, AR. www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 9, 2011)

Highfill, Claudine (Bryant)

Claudine Bryant Highfill, age 76, of Russellville died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1937 at Belleville to the late Claudis Matthew and Bertha Edith Furrow Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Cathryn Patton.

Survivors include her husband, Roth Robert Highfill; her children, Tim Fix and wife Carla of Greenbrier, Kim Fix of Russellville; one brother, Nolen Bryant and wife Bonnie of Havana; sisters, Fay Patton of Houston, Sharon Porter and husband Jerry of Pottsville; two grandchildren, Jordan Fix and Reagan Fix of Greenbrier.

Funeral services was held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 27, 2014 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Steve Thrasher officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Visitation was held after the service. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 29, 2014)

Highfill, Dora Lee

Dora Lee Highfill, was born on Thursday, August 14, 1902 in Montgomery County, AR to John G. and Mary Ann (Brewer) Copeland. She passed from this life on Saturday, April 22, 1995 at her home in Bixby, OK at the age of 92. She was a longtime resident of Bixby having moved here in May of 1950 from Gravelly, AR. She was a homemaker and member of Shellenbarger Free Will Baptist Church. Her family warmly remembers her many loves and interest such as being a wonderful cook, crocheting, sewing, gardening and flowers of all lands. A special tribute to her life was the fact that every child in the neighborhood lovingly called her Grandma regardless of any family relation or not. The delight of her life were the visits from her many friends, neighbors and loved ones.

She married her husband, Loy Highfill in September of 1924 hi Gravelly, AR. In 1974 they celebrated their golden anniversary at their home in Bixby with over 65 family members present including every immediate family member. On December 19, 1983 after 59 years of marriage, Loy preceded Dora in death.

She was also preceded by her parents, two brothers Willie and Fred Coepalnd and one sister, Lola Ammons.

She leaves, three daughters Leah Hogan of North Little Rock, AR, Mary Sams of Bixby and Sue Cheatham of Broken Arrow; three sons, Dalton of Castro Valley, CA, Carlton of Carrollton, TX and Bill of Tulsa; one sister, Hester Oglesbee of Gravelly, AR; one brother, Jeff Copeland of Wenatche, WA; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers included her grandsons Robert Lynn Hogan, Mike Highfill, Rick Highfill, Danny Highfill, Phillip Highfill, Bobby Sams, Steve Sams, Jon Cheatham, James Cheatham, Robert Bruce Sams and Steve Hood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5/3/1995)


Hightower, Garlin Terry

Garlin Terry Hightower, age 61, of Oklahoma City, OK died Monday, February 12, 2001 at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born November 21, 1939 in Lindsey, OK to the late Garland and Heloise Hatfield Hightower. He was an Air Force Veteran and a well tester for Wei-Tex Inc. for twenty five years.

Survivors are six children, Gary Hightower and Sharon Miller both of Mustang, OK, Teri Dyan Ruddell and Buddy Hammer both of Midwest City, OK, Lisa Kay Smith and Sheryl Brawdy both of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Bill Hightower of Lindsey, OK; four sisters, Sylita Dessing and Danna Blanton both of Blanchard, OK, Garlene Holland of Linsey, OK and Barbara Collier of Oklahoma City, OK; 16 grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Service was February 16, 2001 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Mike Raney officiating. Interment was in Hunts Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 21, 2001)


Higman, Edna Rose

Mrs. Edna Rose Higman, age 68, of Rover died Sunday January 3, at her home. Mrs. Higman was a native of Missouri, daughter of the late James and Gladys Fowler, and a homemaker.

Survivor include, her husband, Johnnie Higman of Rover; three sons, Joe, Albert and Jesse Higman all of Rover; one daughter, Maryann Cooper of Rover, AR.; also two sisters and 29 grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, January 6, in the Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover with Rev. James Johnson of officiating. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/6/1982)


Higman, Kyle Matthew

Kyle Matthew Higman, infant son of Billy and Felicia Smith Higman, died Monday, February 28, 2005, at Little Rock. He was born February 24, 2005, in Little Rock. Other than his parents, he is survived by his twin brother, Kaleb Joe Higman; paternal grandfather, Joe Allen Higman of Waldron, paternal grandmother, Karen Dean Morris of Atkins; maternal grandparents, Jonia and Dalonda Smith of Dover and Eva Smith of Havana; paternal great-grandparents: Bonnie and Newton Stone of Rover; and maternal great-grandparents, Jonia, Sr. and Norma Smith of Missouri and Charlie and Dora Mae Burleson of Havana.

Graveside service and burial was March 3, 2005 at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Rev. Mike Chisum officiating. Pallbearers were Darren Lewis and Donnie Linton. Arrangements are by Lemley Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 9, 2005)


Hignight, Clara

Miss Clara Hignight died January 22, 1959 in a Little Rock Hospital at the age of 78. She was a lifelong resident of the Cedar Creek community and member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Stella Nihart of Belleville and Mrs. Willie Gray of Havana; one brother, Monroe Hignight of Belleville; and 11 nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 29, 1959)


Hignight, Hugh

DARDANELLE - Hugh Hignight, age 84, of Dardanelle died Saturday, June 28, 1986 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a retired farmer, a native of Havana, son of the late Thomas and Willie Kennington Hignight, and a member of Dardanelle United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Freida Garrison Hignight; a brother, Stanley Hignight of Little Rock; a sister, Glidden Barnes of Oxnard, Calif. and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Hignight, Marion Munroe

Marion Munroe Hignight, 69, Belleville, died in the New Veterans Hospital at Little Rock Monday. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of WWI and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Claude Hignight of East Alton, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Wesley Stroud of Belleville; two sisters, Mrs. Willy Gray of Havana and Mrs. Stella Nihart of Belleville, and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 27, 1959)


Hignight, Robert

Robert Hignight, age 54, of Cedar Creek community died Saturday, July 24, 1948 after a long period of illness.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Barber, two daughters, one brother, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by W. J. Catlett at the Cedar Creek Church of Christ. Cornwell Funeral Home was in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 29, 1948)


Hignight, Willie

Mrs. Willie Hignight, age 71, died at her home in Havana, September 26, 1950.

She is survived by four sons, Anthony and Richard of Chicago, Hugh of Hughson, Calif., Stanley of the U. S. Navy, children and by two sisters, Mrs. D. F. Burrows of Havana and Mrs. M. S. Pearce of Danville.

Services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Havana with Rev. Wilson and Rev. Goodbar officiating (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 5, 1950)


Hildebrand, Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas Hildebrand, age 52, a resident of Los Alamos, NM died Friday, April 6, 2001 at his home. He was born May 17, 1948 at Prescott, AR to Arl and Cleo Wynn Hildebrand. He married Mary Jane Watson on May 27, 1927 at Plainview, AR. He received his Bachelor's in 1970 and his Master's in Physics in 1973 from the University of Arkansas. He completed his Ph. D. in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1993. After working in oil and gas exploration for several companies, he joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a seismologist. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Geophysical Union. He was a member of the Los Alamos Unitarian Universalist Church.

Survivors include, his wife, Mary Watson Hildebrand of Los Alamos, NM; three; daughters, Melissa Hildebrand of Chicago, IL, Emily Hildebrand of Fayetteville, AR and Katie Hildebrand of Los Alamos, NM; his mother, Cleo Wynn Hildebrand of Prescott, AR. and one brother, Jerry Hildebrand of Texarkana, TX.

Funeral service will be 2 p. m. today, Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at the Plainview First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Elizabeth McMaster. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery at Plainview under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Home of Ola. Memorials may be made to the ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104 www. alsa. org) or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ 85718. Casket bearers will be Jerry Hildebrand, Jim Watson, Bill Pugh, Phil Church, Steve Chilcoat and John Watson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2001)


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