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Hethcoat, J. D. (Rev.)

Rev. J. D. Hethcoat, age 86, of Danville, AR died Monday, October 22, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was a son of the late Tom and Zula Morris Hethcoat, born July 16, 1915 at Clarendon, AR. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, a retired County Agent, a retired USDA Poultry Inspector and a U. S. Army Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was an ordained Baptist Minister and had served as a volunteer with the Southern Baptist Convention Home Mission Board. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville and had also taught Sunday School at the Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Hethcoat and a son John Alan Hethcoat.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and June Hethcoat of Rogersville, MO; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dr. Forrest Moudy of Danville, AR and Eva and Johnny Holley of Little Rock, AR and seven grandchildren, Daisey & Joshua Hethcoat, Ross, Susan & Marcus Moudy and Jason & Lance Holley.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, October 24, at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Delton Beall and Rev. Jimmy Holmes officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. Active pallbearers will be Joshua Hethcoat, Ross & Marcus Moudy, Jason & Lance Holley and James Patterson. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 877, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 24, 2001)


Hethcoat, John A.

John A. Hethcoat of Little Rock died Wednesday, October 1, 1980 in a car accident on I-40 near North Little Rock. He was 20 years of age, an employee of River City Printing Co. in Little Rock, a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville and Arkansas National Guard.

He is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. D. (Margie) Hethcoat of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Sandra) Moudy of Danville and Mrs. Johnny (Eva) Holley of Little Rock and one brother, Larry Hethcoat of Rogersville, MO.

Funeral services were Friday, October 3 at the Danville First Baptist Church with burial in the Earl E. Ladd Cemetery of Danville. Pall bearers were Craig Pledger, David Patterson Davy Buckman, Mickey Young, Robert Earls, and Pat Gooch. Honorary Pall Bearers were Detachment 1, Company A, 212th Signal Battalion. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/8/1980)


Hethcoat, John A.

John A. Hethcoat of Little Rock died Wednesday, October 1, 1980 in a car accident on 1-40 near North Little Rock. He was 20 years of age, an employee of River City Printing Co. in Little Rock, a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville and Arkansas National Guard.

He is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. D. (Margie) Hethcoat of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Sandra) Moudy of Danville and Mrs. Johnny (Eva) Holley of Little Rock and one brother, Larry Hethcoat of Rogersville, MO.

Funeral services were Friday, October 3 at the Danville First Baptist Church with burial in the Earl E. Ladd Cemetery of Danville. Pall bearers were Craig Pledger, David Patterson Davy Buckman, Mickey Young, Robert Earls, and Pat Gooch. Honorary Pall Bearers were Detachment 1, Company A, 212th Signal Battalion. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 10-8-1980)


Hethcoat, Marjorie

Marjorie Hethcoat, age 73, of Danville, AR died Monday, December 4, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. A daughter of the late Paul R. and Margarete Saur Hulett; she was born December 23, 1926 at Shreveport, LA. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Alan Hethcoat and a sister, Else Leadaman.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, J. D. Hethcoat; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and June Hethcoat of Rogersville, MO; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dr. Forrest Moudy of Danville, AR and Eva and Johnny Holley of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Valeria Leadaman of Shreveport, LA and Pauline Langner of Uvalde, TX and seven grandchildren, Daisey & Joshua Hethcoat, Ross, Susan & Marcus Moudy and Jason & Lance Holley.

Funeral service will be at 10 AM Wednesday, December 6 at the First Baptist Church, Danville, with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Jimmy Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert May and Dr. Damon Martin. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 887, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2000)


Hetland, Jeffrey Alan

Jeffrey Alan Hetland, age 45 of Dardanelle died Sunday, December 25, 2005 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born December 1, 1960 at Webster City, IA to Sharon and Vernon Hetland. He graduated from Ames High School in Ames, IA, attended Arkansas Tech University and UCA in Conway where he received his Masters Degree. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Russellville.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Silas and Beatrice Hetland and an uncle, Rodney Ruhl.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Champion Hetland of Dardanelle; son, Aaron Silas Hetland of Dardanelle; mother and stepfather, Sharon and Lyle Hawkins of Webster City, IA; a half sister, Dawn Hetland of Des Moines, IA; two stepsisters and their husbands, Suzanne and Richard Gatewood of Russellville, Cindy and Michael Farzley of Little Rock; maternal grand-parents, Carl and Gwyn Ruhl of Dardanelle; Uncle David Ruhl and wife Connie of Dardanelle, Uncle Jerry Ruhl of Blairsburg, IA, brother-in-law, Tom Champion and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2005, 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Russellville with Pastor Darrell Kobs officiating. Internment will be at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers are Mike Ruhl Nate Ruhl, Rodney Beehrle, Ralph Boen, Roy Champion, Charlie McKool. Memorial may be made to: Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222," Little? Rock, Arkansas 72203. 4 Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 28, 2005)


Hettinga, Robert K.

Robert K. Hettinga, age 65, of Dardanelle, AR, died Monday, May 19, 1997 at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a son of the late Reimer and Jennie Sjoerdsma Hettinga and was born in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was a retired administrator of the First Baptist Church, Russellville, a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist, a member of the Board of Director of the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home and a member of the Arkansas Valley Woodcarver's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Hettinga; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall W. and Sheila Hettinga of Danville, AR; one daughter, Melanie Posey of Russellville; three brothers, Roy Hettinga of Jenison, MI; Andrew Hettinga of Hatley, WI and Floyd Hettinga of Grandville, MI; one sister, Emma Dyke of Wyoming, MI; three grandchildren, Zachary Hettinga, T. J. and Luke Posey.

Memorial service was May 22, 1997 at the First Baptist Church of Russellville with Rev. Jack Riley and Rev. Stephen Davis officiating. Graveside service was May 22 at Garden of Memories in Charleston, AR with Rev. Roger Haney and Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Active pallbearers were Wolf Troyke, F. C. "Jock" Davis, Kevin Tuckfield, Steve Morrison, Robert Woolsey and Gerald Thurber. Honorary Golden Voyagers Sunday School Class of the church. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, c/o Arkansas Baptist State Convention, P. O. Box 552, Little Rock, AR 72703. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 1997)


Hewitt, Johnny Marvin

Johnny Marvin Hewitt, age 64, of Springfield died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home. He was born May 16, 1949 at Jonesboro to the late Jesse Henry and Verna Hufford Hewitt. He was of the Church of Christ Faith, he loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Donna Hewitt, Wanda Holt; two brothers, Lloyd Hewitt, Jackie Hewitt.

Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Bird and husband Bingo of Mt. George, Henrietta Barker of Morrilton, Penny Cates and husband Marty of Springfield; eight siblings, Verna Mae Johnson and husband Ted of Birta, Wilburn Hewitt of Weiner, Geraldine Scifres and husband Claude of Texas, Marshall Hewitt and wife Cassie of Belleville, Lois Guthrie of Weiner, Dolly Howard of Weiner, Anthony Hewitt of Ola, Helen Hewitt of Ohio; six grandchildren, William Kyle Barker and wife Jennifer of Conway, Erika Jewel Barker of Morrilton, Haley Ren'ee Rogers of Springfield, Hope Elizabeth Rogers of Springfield, Edith Rose Cates of Springfield, Jesse James Cates of Springfield; close friend, Roger Noland. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Kyle Barker officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the chapel prior to the service. Cremation 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 Sept 11, 2013)

Hickerson, Mary Ella (George)

Mary Ella Hickerson, 86, passed from this life on April 18, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mary was born on October 5, 1927 in Centerville, Arkansas to Walter "Bill" and Lexine (Cofer) George. She was a Buyer for Dillard's Department Store. Mary met and married James V. Hickerson on December 18, 1946 in Dardanelle, Arkansas and they shared many memorable years together until his passing in 1984.

She is also preceded by her parents; and brother, John George.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel with the service being held at 3:00 PM. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,)

Hickey, Doris

Doris Hickey, age 80, passed away November 4, 2009 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was a beautician at Doris Beauty Shop for 50 years. At one time she managed the Dardanelle Country Club. She was a dedicated hardworking business woman that will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her late husband, William L. Hickey; her parents, Bill and Jewell Hundley; two brothers, Jack Hundley and Gordon Hundley; one daughter-in-law, Pamela Hickey. Her survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Hickey Jr. of Southlake, TX, Kim and Brenda Hickey of Dardanelle; three grandchildren, JJ and Monica Hickey of Dardanelle, Brooke and Justin Bull of Dardanelle, Ross Michael Hickey of Houston, TX; two great grandchildren, Jett and Scout Bull of Dardanelle; several nieces, nephews and many great friends.

A memorial service was held Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial was at Bryant's Cove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bryant's Cove Cemetery, In care of Linda Ward, 60 Tulip Road, Casa, AR 72025. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 11, 2009)


Hickey, John Ed

John Ed Hickey, 73, of Centerville died Sunday, December 20, 2009. He was born September 25, 1936 in Bullfrog Valley, AR to the late Noel and Lois Lovelady Hickey.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Hickey; two siblings, Ralph Hickey. of Russellville, Lou Verdell Meadows of Dover; two sons, John Mark and wife, Susie Hickey of Pottsville, Michael and wife, Crystal Hickey of Mt. George; seven grandchildren, John Mark Hickey of Harrman, Gary Hickey of Pottsville, Felicia Hickey of Pottsville, Ashlyn Hickey of Mt. George, Chase Hickey of Mt. George, Haliegh Hickey of Waldron, Liz Romine of Atkins; three great-grandchildren, Abby Hickey of Hartman, Gabe Hickey of Hartman, Kate Harrell of Atkins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carson Hickey of Tacoma, WA; a sister, Norma Ruth Duncan of Tacoma, WA; a stepson, Rob Romine of Dardanelle.

John Ed graduated from Dover High School in 1954. He was a Korean War Veteran, he served in the US Army from 1954 to 1957 and after he was discharged he went to work for the Standard Rendering Plant in Russellville where he quickly learned all aspects of plant maintenance. In 1970, John resigned from Standard Rendering and founded Hickey Maintenance Inc. He started his company as the only employee and grew the organization into a company that at one time had over 100 employees. In 2001 John retired from the plant maintenance business after a very successful 31 years. At that point John then became very active in the cattle and hay business where he worked until his death. John also had a deep love for music and his guitar.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Dr. Jeff Paxton and Bro. Wiley Jones officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville. Pallbearers will be Chris Mans, Kim Hickey, Gordon Miller, Kent Dollar, Beau Dollar, and Dow Dollar. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009)


Hickey, Johnnie Mae Bubs

Johnnie Mae Hickey "Bubs" born December 21, 1928, passed away June 9, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center, Garland, Texas where she made her home for the past 33 years. She graduated school in Ola, Arkansas where many friends and relatives still reside.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Dixon and Melvin Dixon of Ola; Ted Dixon of Texas; her sisters, Floy Freeman of Texas; Evelyn Gershner and Margarette Dodd of Little Rock and her parents, Melvin Earnest and Marjorie Dixon of Ola. She will be remembered by the people whose lives she touched as a very special lady, always finding good in others.

She is survived by her husband, John Hogan Hickey, her daughter, Marlena Riordan and husband, James; her son John Gordon Hickey and wife, Pamela; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind two sisters, Celeste Stewart and Billie Shelton of Texas and one brother, Jim Bill Dixon of Arkansas.

Services were held June 12, 2004 at Charles W. Smith Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Sachse, Texas with Interment in Sachse Cemetery. The family requests Memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the charity of your choice or The First United Methodist Church of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004)


Hickman, Perry

Perry Hickman, age 93, of Danville, AR died Thursday, March 12, 1998 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville. He was born July 6, 1904 in Searcy County; he was the son of the late John Amos and Ella Weaver Hickman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Hickman; three sons, Loyd, Wilburn and Johnny Hickman; two daughters, Jewell Frequaita and Evelyn Klober and two brothers, Carl and Henry Hickman.

Survivors include a daughter, Dovie McCallum; a step-son, Bobby Brown of Oklahoma; a sister, Sena Brown of Russellville; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was Saturday at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, AR by Rev. William Hickman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 18, 1998)


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, Larkin H.

Mr. Larkin H. Hicks, age 88 of Van Buren, formerly of Blue Mountain, died Monday December 25, 1995. At his residence in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was born in the Lick Creek Community (Yell County) Arkansas, on September 13, 1907, was the son of the late A.D. and Josephine McGraw Hicks. He was a retired farmer.

His survivors include his wife, Vada Frances Witt Hicks; one son, Kenneth Hicks of Van Buren, Arkansas; three granddaughters, four great grandchildren; ten great- great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Moores Chapel Church with Rev Hulon Wiser officiating. Burial will be in Moores Chapel Cemetary. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 3, 1996)

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)


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