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Harrison, Floyd James

Floyd James Harrison, age 70, of Ola died November 21, 1980 at Ola Nursing Home. He was a native of Thornton (Calhoun County), son of the late John and Dollie Pennington Harrison, a heavy equipment operator and contractor, a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Petit Jean Masonic Lodge and Ola First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, James Harrison of Ola, Joe Harrison of Euclid, Ohio and Jackie Harrison of Waldo (Columbia County); two sisters Miss Myrtle Colvert of Sheidan and Mrs. Minerva Gornatia of Fordyce, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a. m. Monday at the Ola First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gaston Matthews. Burial with Masonic graveside service was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 11/26/1980)


Harrison, Floyd James

Floyd James Harrison, age 70, of Ola died November 21, 1980 at Ola Nursing Home. He was a native of Thornton (Calhoun County), son of the late John and Dollie Pennington Harrison, a heavy equipment operator and contractor, a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Petit Jean Masonic Lodge and Ola First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, James Harrison of Ola, Joe Harrison of Euclid, Ohio and Jackie Harrison of Waldo (Columbia County); two sisters Miss Myrtle Colvert of Sheidan and Mrs. Minerva Gornatia of Fordyce, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a. m. Monday at the Ola First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gaston Matthews. Burial with Masonic graveside service was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 11-26-1980)


Harrison, Jimmie May (Daniels)

Mrs. Floyd Jimmy Harrison, aged 51, of Ola died Friday.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, James Harrison of Little Rock, Joe and Jack Harrison of Ola; four brothers, Otto Daniel of Ola, Ollie Daniel of Ft. Worth, George Daniel of Dardanelle and Barto Daniel with the Air Force; a half-brother, Henry Daniel of Ola; and two sisters, Mrs. Pheirl Pharris of Little Rock and Mrs. Edgar Benefield of Ola.

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

Harrison, Joe

Joe Harrison, age 68, of Hot Spring passed away Tuesday December 25, 2012 at Arkansas Health Center in Benton. He was born May 7, 1944 in Little Rock, AR to the late Floyd James & Jimmie May Daniel Harrison. He was a line worker for Tyson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include sons, Daniel Harrison of Hot Spring; Luke Harrison of St. Louis; Paul Harrison of St. Louis; daughters Tammy Harrison of St. Louis; Niclole Harrison of St.Louis; Christie Alexander of Danville; Gina Thursby of Georgia; brothers Jackie Harrison & James Harrison of Ola; grandchildren Gina Harrison, Jacob Harrison, Hannah Harrison, Elda Harrison, Emily Alexander, Josh Thursby, Zach Lamb, Lily Harrison; great-grandchildren Jadyn Daniel & Carson Daniel.

Graveside service was December 29, 2012 at Birta Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 2, 2013)

Harrison, Joe P.

Joe P. Harrison, age 74 of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, February 22, 1998 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born December 19, 1923 in Ada, OK to the late Thad and Ethel Tucker Harrison. He was a farmer and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Russellville.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Bain Harrison; two sons, Jeff Harrison of Dardanelle, AR and Joe Harrison, Jr. of Ola, AR; four daughters, Linda Harrison of New York, Patricia Harrison and Stephanie Shockley both of Georgia and Barbara Tanner of Tennessee; three sisters, Dorothy Reich of Little Rock, AR, Bobbie Pannell of Texas and Crystal Brown of Missouri; also four grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Thursday, February 26 at 10 am at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle by Elder Wilson. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 1998)


Harrison, Robert G.

Robert G. Harrison, age 93, of Little Rock, a native of Yell County, died Tuesday, December 30, 1986. He was the son of the late William Louis and Sara H. Reyer Harrison.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 9:30 a. m. Saturday at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home at Little Rock. Burial will be in Thornburg Cemetery in Perry County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Harrod, Jesse Lee

Jesse Lee Harrod, aged 66, of Belleville died Saturday at a Danville hospital. He was retired druggist and a Methodist. He also was a Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Taylor Harrod; two sons, Jack and Robert L. Harrod of Belleville, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Owens of Garland, Tex. and Mrs. Virgil Dannielson of Ft. Rucker, Ala. a brother, Langford Harrod of Memphis; 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 28, 1958)


Harrod, Robert "Bobby" Lynn

Robert "Bobby" Lynn Harrod, age 76, of Malvern, AR died Friday, July 14, 2000 in Malvern. He was born June 9, 1924 in Yell County, Arkansas to the late Jessie and Francis Taylor Harrod. He was a Belleville High Scholl graduate.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Harrod and two sisters, Hazel Cobb and Charlene Owens.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Terry Harrod of Mt. Ida, AR and Bruce and Audrey Harrod of Hot Springs, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Ron Rucker of Malvern, AR; the mother of his children, Wanda Ottinger of Malvern, AR; a sister, Nell Danielson of Ozark, AL; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was July 18, 2000 at the Belleville United Methodist Church with Bro. Jerry Garret officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Memorials may be made to Russell Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Danville State Bank, Danville, AR 72833. Pallbearers were grandsons, Cody Harrod, Jason Brown, Michael Martinez, Daniel Harrod, Nathan Harrod, Jason Harrod, Michael Rucker and Stephen Robbins. Honorary were Dr. Bruce White, Hot Springs County Memorial Home Health Employees. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 19, 2000)


Harshfield, J. E.

J. E. Harshfield, age 68, of Tulsa, OK, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at the Maplewood Care Center in Tulsa. He was born February 24, 1932 in Delaware, AR to Martin V. and the late Zona Lievsay Harshfield. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and worked as a truck driver.

Survivors are, his father, Martin V. Harshfield of Little Rock, AR; two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debra Harshfield, Broken Arrow, OK and Douglas Harshfield of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Karen and Beth Harshfield both of Tulsa, OK; a brother, David L. Harshfield of Little Rock, AR and one granddaughter, Alyssa Harshfield of Broken Arrow, OK.

Graveside service was Friday at Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR.

A memorial service was held October 7 in Tulsa, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 11, 2000)


Hart, Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas Hart, age 50, of Russellville died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born December 24, 1961 at London to Frank Hart and Pearl Gray Cheek.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John F. Hart, Freddy A. Hart.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Hart of Portersville, MO; mother, Pearl Cheek of London; father, Frank Hart of Atkins; brother, Frankie Hart of London; sisters, Effie Pollnsky of Russellville, Linda Atterberry of Knoxville; half sister, Sheila Jacobs of Russellville; several nephews and nieces.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 30, 2012)

Hartje, Dixie

Funeral services were held Saturday for Mrs. Dixie Hartje, 32 of Conway, who died in a Little Rock hospital last week.

She is survived by her husband George Hartje Jr., formerly prosecuting attorney in this district, and four sons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1963)

Hartleb, Glenn E.

A Florida man was killed in a one-car accident on Highway 10 about six miles east of Ola last Thursday afternoon. State Trooper Richard Powell identified the victim as Glenn E. Hartleb, 45, Tampa, Florida, a passenger in the car. The driver of the car, a Volkswagen, was Norman Whittaker, about 70, of Washington, D. C. He was taken to the hospital at Russellville with head injuries. Powell said the driver of the car apparently lost control of it [and] hit a bridge abutment and over turned. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 7, 1961)

Hartman, Herman W.

Mr. Herman W. Hartman, age 80, of Hot Springs, AR passed away I Saturday, March 15, 1997 at his residence. He was born September 7, 1916 in Kildare, OK to George and Mamie Welch Hartman. He was a US Army Veteran, member of Moose Lodge 1252 and VFW Post 2278, a retired commercial truck driver and a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ronald Hartman.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Hartman of Hot Springs; one son, Bobby Baker of Winter Park, FL; four step-sons, Bill Gililland of Madison, AL, Don Gililland of Danville, AR, Dick Gililland of Briggsville, AR, Jerry Gililland of Danville, AR; three step-daughters, Patsy Franklin of Parks, AR, Shirley Crabtree of Lake Forest, CA and Jan Schillinger of Hot Springs; two brothers, Ray and Frank Hartman both of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Marge Smothers and May Cates both of Tulsa, OK; three granddaughters, Mary Baker, Renee Santee and Kathy Ball and eight great-grandchildren.

Service was Tuesday, March 18 in the Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Jackson officiating with Military honors by VFW Post 2278. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 1997)


Hartman, Margie L.

Margie L. Hartman, 91, of Hot Springs, AR died on May 10, 2005 at her home. She was born February 16, 1914 at Coloney, OK to Lawrence E. Rhodes and Blanche Palmer (Wells) Rhoads. She was a member of the Piney Grove United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Bill Gililland; second husband, Jess Whittle and third husband, Herman Hartman.

Survivors are her children, Janice K. Schillinger of Hot Springs, Billy G. Gililland of Madison, AL, Richard D. Gililland of Briggsville, AR, Jerry B. Gililland of Danville, AR, Patsy A. Franklin of Parks, AR, Shirley S. Crabtree of Hunting Beach, CA; a brother, Eldon Rhoads of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Thelma Smith of OR and Dorothy Kutch of Weather-ford, OK; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Ferguson officiating. Burial was at Crestview Cemetery in Hot Springs, AR. Pallbearers were Danny Gililland, Bob Franklin. Robert Schillinger, Richard Gililland, John Schillinger, Buck Gililland, Shane Gililland and Jess Gililland; honorary pallbearers were her great grandsons. Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 18, 2005)


Hartmann, Karl Roudolph

Karl Rudolph Hartmann, age 76, of Ola died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at his home. He was born May 6, 1940, at Alhambra, California to the late Fred Willhelm and Mary Lurf Hartmann. He was a Mason and a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ. He loved bowling and had a 300 game at age 17 and he gave up sports in high school to bowl in league and he loved watching movies and was able to remember almost every actor of every movie he ever watched.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fred Hartmann and mother-in-law, Lena.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Kay Hartmann of Ola; one son, Mike Hartmann and wife Jo Ann of Ola; two grandsons, Zeek Hartmann and William Hartmann, both of Ola.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Ralph Weinhold officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 22, 2016)

Hartsfield, Joseph D.

Joseph D. Hartsfield, age 86, of Birta, AR died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at John McCellan Memorial Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born December 4, 1916 in Texas to the late James and Edna Brown Hartsfield. He was a retired cattleman.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lewis Hartsfield; two brothers, Hugo and Absher Hartsfield and three sisters, Ethel Light, Silvie Light and Artie Hardin.

Survivors are his wife, Stella Mae Harris Hartsfield; a daughter, Shirley Reeves of Prescott, AZ; a sister, Angie Harris or Colorado City, TX; daughter-in-law, Charolotte Hartsfield of Gainesville, GA; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2003)


Hartsfield, Stella M.

Stella M. Hartsfield, age 81, of Birta, AR died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born May 9, 1922 in Mena, AR to the late John William and Dona Thompson Harris. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the First Baptist Church in Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Hartsfield and a son, Lewis Hartsfield.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Reeves of Prescott, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Hartsfield of Gainesville, GA; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 2004)


Hartzell, Richard Wayne

Richard Wayne Hartzell celebrated life for 73 years. He was the son of Wayne Valesco Hartzell and Elizabeth Covault Hartzell, little brother to Vivian Wells, of Washington, Iowa, and Jacquie Hunter. Richard attended Weslyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on a football scholarship, and graduated Suma Cum Laude with a degree in English Education. Richard continued his love of sports throughout his life, ranging from life guarding and diving to fast-pitch baseball, a black belt in Judo, bowling, golfing, and dancing of every kind. Richard retired early from Italian Firestone International.

He is "Dad" to Kim Hartzell-Norton, currently of Healdsburg, CA, and Paul Hartzell, of Wooster, Mass. He has six grandchildren.

Richard has shared his love and everydays in Havana, AR for the last years of his life here. He enjoyed gardening, oil painting and building anything.

Richard left this life Saturday, August 23, 2003, having suffered from lung cancer the past eight months. Cremation Arrangements have been handled by Cornwell's, Danville, and the family will be holding a private memorial service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 3, 2003)


Harvey, Bertha Carmell (Sexton)

Bertha Carmell Harvey, 95, of Benton passed away January 15, 2013.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 18 at the Danville Assembly of God. Interment willl be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. To sign her guestbook visit www.arkansasfuneraIcare.com See full obit next issue (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 16, 2013)

Harvey, Bertha Carmell (Sexton)

Bertha Carmell Harvey, age 93, of Benton, AR passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013. She was born November 18, 1919 to Qubie and Stella Sexton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Cecil Harvey and two sons, Michael and Cecil Wayne Harvey.

She is survived by her children, Geneva (Wendell) Hale, Everett (Betty) Harvey, Herman (Melody) Harvey and Jeanette (Cleve) Coulter; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was January 18, 2013 at the Danville Assembly of God. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. To sign her guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com Arrangement by Arkansas Funeral Care. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 23, 2013)

Harvey, Cecil Wayne

Cecil Wayne Harvey, age 61 of Dumas, AR passed away May 16, 2009. He was born September 22, 1947 at Briggsville, AR.

He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil Harvey and brother, Michael Harvey. He attended Bethel Baptist Church and was self employed in the construction business. He enjoyed fishing, working, and drinking coffee.

Survivors are his mother, Bertha Carmell Harvey of Benton, AR; wife, Annette Baldwin Harvey of Dumas, AR; one daughter, Rachel Dye of Jacksonville, AR; two brothers, Everett Harvey (Betty) of Dumas, AR and Herman Harvey (Melanie) of Dumas, AR; and two sisters, Geneva Hale (Wendell) of Waldron, AR and Jeanetta Coulter (Cleve) of Benton, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, May 18, 2009 at Bethel Baptist Church followed by burial at Scott Cemetery. Rev. Cecil Ray Harvey and Rev Stacy Reed officiated. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 27, 2009)


Harvey, Deon

Deon Harvey, 65; of Wilmot, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004. He was a native of Bluffton, Arkansas, and a resident of Wilmot for over 40 years. He was a soybean, rice, cotton, and corn farmer and he attended the New Bethel Assembly of God Church in Lake Village.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Harvey, in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kinabrew Harvey of Wilmot; three sons, Steven Harvey of Wilmot, Randy Harvey of Star City, and Ricky Harvey of Portland; three daughters, Lisa Young of Portland, Staci Harvey of Dallas, Texas, and Sara Harvey of Wilmot; his mother, Ruby Williams Harvey of Wilmot; a brother, Rev. Cecil Harvey of Wilmot; three sisters, Zelma Book of Hamburg, Clementine Martin of Little Rock, and Sharon Burns of McGehee; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were September 17, 2004 in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery, c/o Jack McManus, P. O. Box 114, Parkdale, AR, 71661, or to a favorite charity. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2004)


Harvey, Ernest

Mr. Ernest Harvey, age 73, of Ola, died Tuesday, July 5, 1988 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was native of Witter, AR, son of the late Fred and Juliana Ward Harvey, a veteran of WW II and retired from the National Guard and retired from the Wayne Poultry Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susie Carolyn Humphreys Harvey of the home; two sons, Robert Harvey of Ola and Eddie Wayne Harvey in the US. Army, Stationed in Germany; one daughter Peggy Sue Harvey Underwood of Danville; two brothers, Alfred Harvey of Bluffton and Vernon Harvey of Wilmot, AR; also five grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Claude Miles officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville. Arrangements and services were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7/13/1988)


Harvey, Ernest (Leslie)

Ernest (Leslie) Harvey, age 68, of Briggsville, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his family home. He was born November 1, 1940 to Ted and Lula Black Harvey. He is a Native American, published author, master carpenter, master weaver and American genealogist. He was the fourth born of six children and has two surviving brothers and two sisters.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He is survived by his present wife of 12 years, June Adams Harvey, one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Mr. Harvey made five short movies for college students, as they earned their doctorates. The subjects ranged from genealogy to Arkansas Big Foot, Arkansas weather history, witchery of metals and geography and biological mapping of the local area. Leslie was a firm believer in the importance of a childs education, although he only completed two weeks of his eighth grade in school. Leslie was anyone and everyones friends, always. He was a good neighbor and handyman, always giving of himself. The Arkansas Choctaw Cherokee Indian Nation will honor Mr. Harvey by presenting their flag to Mrs. Harvey.

Funeral services were Friday, November 28th, 2008, at 2:00 p. m. at the Rover Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Principle Chief Harold Helton, Security Chief Bill Helton, Social Chief, Tribal Member Leon Helton, William Price, and Joe Dishoughn. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Yates, Dr. John Westwood, Dr. Bonita Westwood, Dr. Joe L. Buford, Dr. Cindy Day, Tony Spears, and Dolan Charton. He was laid to rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Arkansas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008)


Harvey, Leslie

Leslie Harvey, Author, Dies On Saturday, November 22, 2008, was the day that the life of Leslie Harvey, was sadly brought to an end and the Record will offer this article as a tribute to his memory. Leslie Harvey, 68, of Briggsville, was the local author of two published books as well as other publications.

You may recall reading excerpts from one of the books, titled, The True Story of James Jim W. Ince, The Last Man Hanged in Yell County, Arkansas, in recent editions of the Record. The community showed tremendous interest in the newspapers that carried these articles on Leslies book. Leslie sold many copies of his book, and was quite an attraction at the Plainview Frontier Day Celebration held in September. See Letter Written By Robert H. Williams On Hanging. Despite his failing health, Leslie was on hand to sign copies of his book and signed copies of the Yell County Record for those who were interested. Leslie spent many hours of his life doing research for this book. He took great pleasure in studying history and bringing it to life for those who chose to share in the journey with him. He had written several articles over the last 50 years which he had submitted to newspapers throughout Arkansas. He worked on this particular book since the early 60s, a total of 43 years.

One must be truly devoted to a project to put forth so much time and effort. Leslie drove many miles gathering information from several universities, several court houses, libraries, newspaper archives and talking to lots of old timers to bring this story to life. Harveys book depicts the trial of Ince in depth. The Danville Democrat currently the Yell County Record) and the Courier Democrat are two of the locally known newspapers that Mr. Harvey gathered his information from.

The Yell County Record received an interesting letter shortly after the issues ran with the excerpts from Leslies book. Letter From Robert Hays Williams About Ince Robert Hays Williams mailed in a letter stating that he was around 8 years old when the hanging of James Ince took place. His father, James T. Williams, happened upon the site of Inces execution, while on his way home from work. Following is a copy of that letter Dear Editor, I have been asked about the hanging of James Ince that occurred in 1905. That date was eight years before I was born, so I have no factual knowledge of the incident. The few facts that I am about to relate came from my father, James T. Williams, who was about 33 years old at that time. He lived in the Prairie Creek Community about where the Chamberlain Country Club is now located. He worked for Sharpe Bros. General Store and walked in and back each day along what is now Highway 27. He was not aware of the proceedings at the Yell County Courthouse of the preceding day. The road at that time crossed Petit Jean a short distance down creek from where it is now located. The road made a sharp right hand or easterly turn immediately after the crossing. The growth on the North side of the Creek blocked the view of anything on the bridge for one approaching from the East until arriving almost at the north edge. He was, therefore, almost on the bridge before he saw this body hanging by the neck with a rope that extended down from the super structure. He described it as the most ghastly and unnerving scene he had ever witnessed. He was not aware of the proceedings of the day before and the scene on the on the bridge unnerved him. He was not aware of the sentence that had been announced the day before and was then in the course of execution. He said that his first inclination was to turn and run. He did finally get his bearings together. He turned and walked back to the railroad track, about a quarter of a mile, crossed Petit Jean on the railroad bridge and walked into town. The Sheriff of Yell County at that time was Will Briggs whose children were Jennie Briggs Scisson, Wilma Briggs Bernard, Ola Briggs Higginbotham, Dodd Briggs, Bill Briggs (a daughter), and Mack Briggs. Robert Hays Williams James T. Williams and his wife, Lizzie, eventually opened their own store, J. T. Williams and Sons Variety Store, located where the former True Value, Western Auto, and the Yell County Record prior to 1950. Robert Hays Williams is a native and graduate of Danville, and also a long-time attorney and judge.

His letter sent in to us here at the Yell County Record, is greatly appreciated. Just weeks before Leslie drew his last breath, he published another book titled, Bluffton Mounds of Yell County. Only three publications were printed. The Yell County Library has a copy of this book. See complete Obituary this issue (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008)


Harvey, Lula

Lula Harvey, age 94, of Briggsville, AR died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, AR. She was born April 23, 1910 in Mena to the late Manuel and Bertha Mae Burr is Black. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Bluffton Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddie "Ted Harvey; a daughter, Edith Mae Chilen; grandson, Paul Jason Cowart and three sisters, Leona, Madell and Floreoe.

Survivors are three sons, Fredrick and Alfred Lee Harvey both of Hot Springs and Leslie Harvey of Briggsville; two daughters, Dail Price of Wing and Eulene Buford of Briggsville; two brothers, Pete Black of Texas and David Black of Hot Springs and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Service was May 6 at the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Honorary pallbearers were James & Agnes Mitchell and staff of Mitchell Nursing Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 2004)


Harvey, Pauline

Pauline Harvey, age 88, of Aly, Arkansas died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Hot Springs. She was born August 26, 1913, in Macon, Georgia to the late Elliot and Mary Ann McGill Smith. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Harvey and son, Dois Harvey.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Nieto of Hot Springs; 2 grandsons, Rick Nieto of Aly, Mark Nieto of Story; a brother, John Smith of Story; several nephews and nieces.

Graveside funeral services were Monday, July 8, 2002, 2:00 p. m. at Reed Cemetery, Story, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 10, 2002)


Harvey, Susie

Susie Harvey, age 74, of the Gilkey Community in Yell County, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 24, 1925 in Bluffton, AR to the late Roma and Agnes Beasley Humphreys. She was a homemaker, mother and a member of the Bluffton Methodist Church.

Survivors are, two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Victoria Harvey of Burnet, TX and Robert and Cindy Harvey of Havana, AR; one daughter, Peggy Underwood of Danville, AR; two brothers, Robert Humphreys of Conroe, TX and James Humphreys of San Antonio, TX; two sisters, Dessie Avery of Belleville, AR and Margret Trent of Watson, AR; seven grandchildren, Bethany Harvey, Hot Springs, AR, LaDonna Harvey Powell, Gilkey Community, Michael Harvey, Hot Springs, AR, Heather Underwood Gateley, Dardanelle, AR, Traci Underwood, Danville, AR and Taylor and Tyler Harvey of Havana, AR and one great-grandson, Bobby Powell of the Gilkey Community.

Funeral service was January 13, 2000 at Cornwell Chapel, Danville, AR with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 19, 2000)


Harvey, Vernon

Mr. Vernon Harvey, age 88, of Wilmot died Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at his residence in Wilmot. Mr. Harvey was a native of Witter, AR; a resident of Wilmot for the past 32 years and a former resident of Dumas for many years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God Church in Wilmot.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick & Julina Ward Harvey, four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruby Williams Harvey; two sons, Deon Harvey and Rev. Cecil Harvey, all of Wilmot; three daughters, Zelma Book of Hamburg, Clementene Martin of Little Rock and Sharon Burns of McGehee; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 11:00 a. m. at the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Cecil Harvey and Rev. Ricky Harvey officiating. Pallbearers are grandsons, Kevin and Mike Martin, Kerry Castillo, Michael Gourley, Randy, Rickey & Steven Harvey and Phillip Grove. Interment was at Bell Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery, c/o Mr. Jack McManus, PO Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 16, 2002)


Harvey, Winnie Sue

Mrs. Winnie Sue Harvey, age 69, of Bluffton, AR died Sunday (November 1993) at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. She was born March 31, 1924 in Gravelly, AR to the late Earnest and Valeria Sledge Billingsley. She was a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church, the Fourche Valley VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Maria Harvey of Glennwood, AR; a brother, Wayne Billingsley of Bluffton, AR and granddaughter, Alicia Harvey of Glennwood, AR.

Services were November 30, 1993 at the Bluffton Baptist Church with Rev. B. L. Dorman. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Briggsville by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were B. J. Ritchie, Doyce Potter, Loyd Douthit, Farris Jones, Bruce Hunnicutt and Larry Pat Aikman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/1/1993)


Harwell, Mary Cleo

Mary Cleo Harwell, 90, of Blue Mountain, AR passed away Saturday, December 26, 2009 in Danville, AR. She was born November 6, 1919 in Blue Ball, AR to George Lafayette and Mary Martha "Molly" (Beason) Newman.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lee Harwell; two sons, Jimmy Dale Harwell and J. C. Harwell; and her parents.

She is survived by three daughters Judy Gail Elliott of Blue Mountain, AR, Janice Karol Burgerlar of Greenwood, AR, and Mary Lee Robinson of Magazine, AR; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Michael Elliott, George Newman, Christopher Elliott, Brandon Johnson, Tyler Higgs, Steven Cox, Tim Cox, Cody Phelps, Doug Robinson, and Jay Weaver.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p. m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville with burial in Blue Mountain, AR, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009)


Haske, Gertrude

Gertrude Haske, age 98 of Danville, died Sunday, February 22, 2004 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1905. She was a retired homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Haske; two sons, Lawrence Collins and Joseph Haske; two daughters, Dolores Jolley and Catherine Salvaggio; a son-in-law, Lawrence Salvaggio and a grandson, William Jolley.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Haske of Mountain Home, AR; son-in-law, Roger Jolley of Havana, AR; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Collins of Minnesota; fourteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Villa Park, Illinois by Steuerle Funeral Home on Thursday, February 26, 2004. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)


Haster, Edwin J.

Dr. Edwin J. Haster, 39 year old Dardanelle physician, died suddenly last Sunday afternoon while fishing on the Fourche River, five miles southeast of Plainview. Thomas Boyer and David Croom, who accompanied Dr. Haster on the trip, said the physician was standing on the bank when they heard him groan. They had gone out in a boat to bring in a line, the two men said, leaving Dr. Haster on the bank because he said he did not feel well enough to go with them. When he groaned, the men, who were about ten feet from the bank, hurried to him. He died soon after they reached him they said.

Croom went to Plainview to call the Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, who returned Dr. Haster's body to his home in Dardanelle. Dr. Haster was born in Kansas and attended the Kansas Medical and Surgical College at Kansas City. He interned at the Bethany hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He came to Dardanelle in 1925.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara O'Shaunessy Haster; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Haster, of Laverne, Okla.; two sisters, also of Laverne; and one brother, Fred, of Newkirk, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1939)

Haster, Edwin J.

Dr. Edwin J. Haster, aged 39, prominent local physician and civic leader, died suddenly about 3:30 Sunday afternoon while on a fishing trip on Fourche River, five miles southeast of Plainview. In company with Thomas Boyers and David Croom, Dr. Haster left here Saturday afternoon on a fishing trip, spending the night in camp on the river. Sunday afternoon the men prepared to break camp. Dr. Haster, who had apparently been in the best of health, seemed to greatly enjoy the brief outing. He was sitting on a cot on the bank of the river, eating an apple, while Mr. Boyers and Mr. Croom were in a boat only a few yards out in the stream taking up a 'trot-line", when stricken. Hearing him groan, the other members of the party rushed to his side. Though he was probably unconscious by the time his companions reached him, the restoratives were promptly used, but without result, and Dr. Hastor expired within two or three minutes. Artificial respiration was tried by Mr. Boyers, but it proved unavailing. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1939)

Hastings, II, Joe Edd

Joe Edd Hastings, II, departed this world April 9, 2007 in Shreveport, LA. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Galla Rock Fire Department and a construction worker.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Pat and Preston Mosley of Dry Prong, LA; a brother, Heath Mosley of Lafayette, LA; four sisters, Heather Strother of Dry Prong, LA, Melissa Mosley of Hermiston, OR and Chasity and Ashley Hastings of Tioga, LA; maternal grandparents, Odis and Pat Masters f Columbia, LA and many cousins, nieces and nephews; four children, Lane and Logan Hastings of Van Buren, AR, Jacob Hastings of Russellville, AR and Cody Hastings of Atkins, AR and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral service was April 13, 2007 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Williana, LA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 18, 2007)


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