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Harger, Warner Former Jp

Warner Harger, age 82, of Moore's Chapel, a former Yell County Quorum Court member, died on Sunday, April 9, 2006 in the Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center in Little Rock where he had been hospitalized for burns he received in March at his home. His family reported in a letter 22nd to the Record on March that Harger was burned when he received gasoline on his pants and it caught fire. They said due to an infection and other health issues he remained in serious condition but was able to have some visitors from time to time. Harger served three terms on the Yell County Quorum Court from 1987 to 1992 serving on several court committees during that time. He served on the Battleship Warner Harger Maryland during World War II and was a retired dairy farmer. He was president of Moore's Chapel Cemetery Committee for several years.

Funeral services were held at Moore's Chapel and burial at Moore's Chapel Cemetery See complete obituary in this issue). (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 12, 2006)


Hargrove, John B.

John B. Hargrove, age 82, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Havana. A native of Louisiana, he had lived in Havana for the past six years.

Survivors include, his widow; two sons, Curtis Hargrove of Louisiana, W. B. Hargrove of Mississippi; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Yelverton of Havana; two brothers, Forrest and George Hargrove, both of Louisiana; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 9, 1950)


Harkey, Aaron G.

Aaron G. Harkey, are 92, of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. He was born April 20, 1911 in Havana, AR to the late John K. and Edna McBride Harkey. He was a retired logger and a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Belleville, AR.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Nathan, Joe and Doc Harkey and three sisters, Raidee, Malvie and Geneva.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vera West Harkey; a daughter, Betty Bowie of Magnolia, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Ray Garner of Mission Viejo, CA; three granddaughters and a great grandson.

Service was June 28, 2003 at the Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Kyle Casto, Joe Jefferson, Ronnie West, John George, Sr. John George, Jr. and Dale Knight. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 2, 2003)


Harkey, Betty Jo

Betty Jo Harkey, 49, of Abilene, died Tuesday, March 2,1999 at Coleman County Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 3,1999 at the North Coleman Baptist Church with Rev. M Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Coleman City Cemetery directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 U.S. Hwy. 277 Soulh in Abilene. Ms. Harkey was born on December 9, 1949 in Coleman where she graduated from high school before attending Draughons Business College. She worked as a graphic media manager and was a Baptist. She moved to Abilene from Alabama three years ago.

Survivors include a son, Steve J. ReinHart of Pampa; a daughter, Karen Sharp of Abilene; her parents, Ward and Jane Harkey of Coleman; two brothers, Don Harkey of Abilene and Terry Harkey of Monahans; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to North Coleman Baptist Church, 512 Church St., Coleman TX 76834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Coleman Chronicle & Democrat Voice Newspaper, Coleman, Texas, Obituary was published on Mar 1999)

Harkey, Bonnie Katherine (Sawyer)

Bonnie Harkey, age 85, of San Saba, Texas, passed away in Leon County, Texas, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Bonnie was born on July 26, 1926, to Joe Sawyer and Kitty Tubbs. Bonnie loved her church and was a very faithful member of the First Baptist Church in San Saba. She also participated in the Baptist Women on a Mission, served on many committees at San Saba First Baptist Church and was a member of The Joy Sunday School Class. She was a member of the San Saba County Extension Education Club for 47 years, a faithful member of Fellowship of Christian Women and a devoted member of the San Saba Garden Club for 30 years. She twice served as the president of the Garden Club and was a longtime member of the Wallace Creek Extension Club. She loved everybody and was a caregiver to everyone.

Bonnie is survived by one sister, Wilma Cook, of Waco, Texas; one son-in-law, James Ballinger, of San Saba; several nieces and nephews; and Miss Kitty, a loving black-and-white cat. She is also survived by a host of friends in San Saba and the surrounding area.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Riley Harkey; one sister, Joyce Kimbrough; one brother, Ralph Sawyer; and a daughter, Connie Ballinger.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at San Saba First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Crosby officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at San Saba First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at San Saba Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice. Friends may sign the guest book at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com . (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Brownwood Bulletin Newspaper, Brownwood, Texas, Obituary was published on March 29, 2012)

Harkey, C. A.

C. A. Harkey, 93, of San Saba, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at his residence. C.A. was born on September 30, 1917 at Babyhead, in San Saba County to Charles A. Harkey and Josie Tucker Harkey. C. A. and Ivy Lee Haley were united in marriage on December 2, 1933 in San Saba, TX. C. A. was a Contractor and a Rancher. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was also a member of the Alpha Lodge and Odd Fellows of San Saba. C. A.

is survived by his son, Dwight and wife Carol Ann of San Saba, TX; sisters, Larue Brooks of Hawkins, TX; grandchildren, Duke Lindsey and wife Michelle of San Saba, TX, Audrey Heath of Fort Worth, TX, Vicki Bradley of Fort Worth, TX, Will Harkey of Waco, TX and Katylee Harkey of Houston, TX; his great-grandchildren, Heather Mitchell and husband Brian of Fort Worth, TX; Kari Ann Owen and husband Tyler Owen of Cherokee, TX; Nikki Lindsey of Stephenvile, TX and Joe Lindsey of San Saba, TX and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Howell Doran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Crosby and Rev. Richard Vandeventer officiating. Interment was at the China Creek Cemetery. Harkey was an avid hunter and fisherman, having hunted several areas of Texas, as well as New Mexico, Kansas, Louisiana, and Colorado. His favorite was the annual hunting trip up to Colorado with a crew of San Saba hunters that began during the mid-fifties. He began his Colorado hunting experience with a contingent of San Saba hunters camped on the Blanco River, close to Pagosa Spgs., Archuleta Co. and eventually trekked on up to Norwood in San Miguel Co. He enjoyed hunting Mule deer up there for 40 years, with most of that time up in the Uncompaghre forest around San Miguel Co. Harkey enjoyed the long time association with many of the local ranchers & businessmen. He also enjoyed fishing around San Saba, especially down at the ol' Towerton Place at the Colony, where he caught many large Yellowcats while trout-lining. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published in Find A Grave Memorial# 62328835. )

Harkey, Cleason

Cleason Harkey, age 73 of Oxnard Calif, died of cancer in a Veterans hospital in Santa Monica, Calif, on November 6. He was a native of Havana and was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Iola; one son, Jimmy Harkey of California; one daughter, Mary Alice Russell of California; one sister, Mrs. Loy Blaylock of Havana; one brother, O.T. Harkey of California; and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1963)

Harkey, Dorothy Elizabeth (Kane)

Elizabeth Kane Harkey, 94, of San Saba passed from this life on the morning of Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Scott and White Hospital in Llano, following complications from the fracture of her ankle this January.

Dorothy 's immediate survivors include her nephew, James B. Oates and his wife Ann of Plano; a step-grandson; several great-great nieces and nephews and their descendants; and her church family. She was predeceased by her husband, Orel (O. J.) Harkey; her step-son, John Harkey; her father, Robert Kane; her mother and step-father, Margaret Elizabeth DeHart and James DeHart; her beloved sister, Bernadette Kane Oates; and her brother-in-law, John B. Oates Jr. Dorothy was born on February 17, 1918, in Jamestown, N. Y., the second child of Robert and Margaret Kane. She was a student at SMU in Dallas, when she met and was married to the love of her life, O. J. Harkey. Following World War II, they eventually made their home in the Harkey family homestead in Harkeyville, where he operated his farming and plumbing businesses and she kept his books and tended to family needs. Both Dorothy and Orel found their church home at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba, where they both faithfully involved themselves in leadership roles and singing in the choir; she being a long-time Sunday school teacher, Circle member, and eventually an Elder. Sharing their love has been our blessing and they are sorely missed. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 207 East Commerce Street, in San Saba, by the Rev. Drew Harrison, Pastor. Public viewing began at 10 a.m.

with interment at 1 p.m. prior to the memorial service. Honorary pallbearers included David Behrens, Tommy Behrens, Bill Hardy, Randal Hawkins, Joe Miller, Dick Miller, Clarence Mosby, Tom Murray, Johnnie Oswald, Pat Reagan, Jr., Bill Sloan, Damon Sloan, Jeff Sloan, Jack Taylor, and David Williams. Memorials in lieu of flowers should be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 967, San Saba, Texas, 76877. Funeral services are being managed by the Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel of San Saba. Friends may sign the guest book at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Brownwood Bulletin Newspaper, Brownwood, Texas, Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 21, 2012)

Harkey, Edna

Mrs. Edna Harkey, age 79, a resident of near Belleville, died at the Yell County Hospital Tues. following a short illness. Mrs. Harkey was the widow of J. K. Harkey, who died in 1956. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McBride, and was a native of Havana. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are three sons, Aaron Harkey, Major Lee Harkey, and Nathan Harkey, all of near Belleville; four daughters, Mrs. Malvie Crownover of Tulsa, Miss Geneva Harkey of the home, Mrs. Viola Garner of Downey, Calif., and Mrs. Raidee Hazlet of Stockton, Calif.; one step-son, Ibra Harkey of Long Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Audice McBride and Homer McBride of Havana, and Edward McBride of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Greenlee of Charleston and Mrs. Nora Swint of Texas; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Upper Spring Creek Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Church of Christ Minister Thompson, of Benton, officiating. Interment will be at the Upper Spring Greek Cemetery. Services are in the care of the Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 10-4-1962)


Harkey, Edna (McBride) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Edna Harkey, age 79, a resident of near Belleville, died at the Yell County Hospital Tues. following a short illness. Mrs. Harkey was the widow of J.K. Harkey, who died in 1956. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McBride, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are three sons, Aaron Harkey, Major Lee Harkey, and Nathan Harkey, all of near Belleville; four daughters, Mrs. Malvie Crownover of Tulsa, Mrs. Geneva Harkey of the home, Mrs. Viola Garner of Downey, Calif., and Mrs. Raidee Hazlet of Stockton, Calif.; one step-son, Ibra Harkey of Long Beach Calif., three brothers, Audice McBride and Homer McBride of Havana, and Edward McBride of Fort Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Greenlee of Charleston and Mrs. Nora Swint of Texas; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 6, 1962)

Harkey, Eli Last

Funeral for Eli L. Harkey, 83, retired Dickens merchant and barber who died here Thursday, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Dickens. Frank Pack, Abilene Church of Christ minister, and Mike Young, Church of Christ minister of Girard, will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in the Dickens Cemetery. Laughter - North Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. The body will lie in state at the funeral home here until Saturday morning. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Mr. Harkey died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo Petty, 1217 North 18th St., after an illness of several weeks. He had been making his home here for the past five years. Born March 19, 1869, at Richland Springs, he worked for Matador Land and Cattle Company before his marriage to Mary Christian in San Saba. He operated a business in Dickens for many years until his retirement.

Survivors are three sons. K. S. Harkey of Dickens, L. R. Harkey of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Edgar L. Harkey of Amarillo; three daughters, Mrs. S. L. Davis of Corpus Christi, Mrs. John Lewis of Jayton and Mrs. Petty of Abilene; a brother, Dee R. Harkey of Carlsbad, N. M.; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Abilene Reporter Newspaper, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, Obituary was published on March 13, 1953)

Harkey, Fred

HARKEY, FRED -- Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Payne & Son Chapel for Fred Harkey, 69, who died Sunday at a local hospital, with the Reverend Charles Opie officiating.

Surviving Mr. Harkey are his widow, Mrs. Janie Harkey, Delano; and daughters Mrs. Alta Cornish, Woodlake; Alma Harkey, Delano. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Bakersfield Californian Newspaper, Bakersfield, California, Obituary was published on February 8, 1945, pg. 9)

Harkey, Fred

HARKEY, FRED -- Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Payne & Son Chapel for Fred Harkey, 69, who died Sunday at a local hospital, with the Reverend Charles Opie officiating.

Surviving Mr. Harkey are his widow, Mrs. Janie Harkey, Delano; and daughters Mrs. Alta Cornish, Woodlake; Alma Harkey, Delano. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Bakersfield Californian Newspaper, Bakersfield, California, Obituary was published on February 8, 1945, pg. 9)

Harkey, Geneva

Miss Geneva Harkey, age 74, of Belleville, AR died Sunday, September 27, 1992 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was a native of Havana, AR the daughter of the late John K. and Edna McBride Harkey. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Upper Spring Creek E.H. Club and a member of the Cedar Creek Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two brothers, Mr. Aaron Harkey and Nathan Harkey both of Belleville, AR; three sisters: Raidee Hazlet of Merced, CA; Malvie Crownover of Tulsa, OK and Viola Garner of Mission Viejo, CA; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Joe Harkey and Joe Lee Harkey and one half brother Ihra Harkey.

Funeral services were September 30, 1992 at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Mr. Garland Lipe Officiating. Burial was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Judith Harkey Carley - descendant, Newspaper: , 10-27-1992)


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

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, 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, 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)

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