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Langer, Dorothy E.

Dorothy E. Langer, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of Robert D. "Bob" Lange, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born June 8, 1917 in Wild Cat Hollow, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Franklin Green and Covie Epperson Jaggers. She was a businesswoman, owning and operating Bob's Diner for 16 years with her late husband. She was a homemaker and mother, member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle, the Dardanelle Show and Tell Club, Council Oaks 589 Order of Eastern Star and the Dardanelle VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Jaggers and Jack Jaggers; three sisters, Burl Harmon, Murel Cartwright and Idell Clark.

Survivors are one son daughter-in-law, Danny & Joanna Lange of Bowie, Maryland; one daughter & son-in-law, Robin & Ray Hereford of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

Service will be June 2, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. First Presbyterian Church, Dardanelle with Rev. Nancy Covington and Bro. David Hutchins officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, 2001 6 to 7 p. m. at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Carl Fred Jaggers, Mike Brown, Jeff Brown, Frankie Clark, Gary Rollans and Drew McClure. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2001)


Langford, Abbie M.

Died ... Mrs. Abbie M. Langford at 4:15 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday, January 18th, 1881, at her residence in Dardanelle, of pneumonia, aged 55 yearsless 7 days after two weeks of painful illness. The deceased was born at Old Dwight, in Pope County, Ark., Jan. 25th, 1826. She was a noble, good, kind hearted woman loved by all who knew her, and for many years a faithful member of the Presbyterian church.

She leaves several daughters to mourn her loss, who have been so heart broken we have been unable to obtain particulars of her marriage and death of husband. The community sympathize with the sorrowing ones. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: INDEPENDENT ARKANSIAN , 1-21-1881)


Langford, Arbon F.

Arbon F. Langford, 87, of Hector, AR, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. The son of Oscar and Ellie Langford, he was born August 9, 1925 in Hector, AR. Arbon was a Carpenter by trade. He was a member of the Mooreland Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, singing and loved music. He also loved being a grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife Georgia Pearl Langford, his parents; a sister Hildred Trotter; and two brothers Hob Langford and Leslie Langford. Left to cherish his memory is three daughters Barbara Janette Milligan of Rover, Teresa Ann Crawford of Denton, Tx, and Debra Kay Warren of London; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and a companion Mary McClendon of Dover.

Funeral Service was May 10, 2013 at Humphrey Chapel with Pastor Troy Coffman and Kenny Myers officiating. Burial was at Boiling Springs Cemetery in Hector, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Dardanelle Nursing Center 2199 State Highway 7 N, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 15, 2013)

Langford, Georgia

Georgia Langford, age 74, a resident of Russellville, AR died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dardanelle, AR. She was born June 21, 1927 in Jerusalem, AR to George and Gracie Pearl (Rankin) Hanna. She married Arbon Langford on December 17, 1944 at Hector, AR. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Olivia Hanna; two sisters-in-law, Irene Hanna and Ruth Hanna.

She is survived by, her husband of 57 years, Arbon Langford of Russellville, AR; three daughters, Janette Milligan of Rover, AR, Teresa Crawford, Denton, TX and Debra Warren of Dover, AR; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; four brothers, Euell Hanna of Owasso, OK, Carroll Hanna of Appleton, AR, Louis Hanna of Tulsa, OK and James Hanna of Sapulpa, OK and four sisters, Loreda Edwards of Caldwell, ID, Mildred Thompson, Skiatook, OK, Joyce Vale, Springfield, MO and Faye Howard of Owasso, OK.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 2:00 p. m. at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Ottis Mackey. Burial will be at Boiling Springs Cemetery at Hector, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2002)


Langley, George William

George William Langley, age 64, of Plainview, AR died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home. He was born July 7, 1946 in Wolf City, Texas to the late William and Mary Jane Redding Langley. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid knife collector.

He is preceded in death bv his parents, nine brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Eaton Langley of Plainview; four sons, Billy Langley, Larry Langley and Mike Langley all of Texas, Thomas Johnston of Conway; four daughters, Anna Wyles of Perryville, Jill Wyles of Russellville, Joyce Hannay of Pottsville, Debbie Whitlow of Plainview; one brother, Don Langley of Barling, one sister, Margie Barker of Boles; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; one special niece, Shirley Ann Frost of Mena, and many other relatives.

Funeral services were May 21, 2011 at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with Bro. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers: Billy Langley, Larry Langley, Mike Langley, Joseph Johnston, Jeremy Burns, Shane Ward, Nickolas Mann, and Randall Johnston. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 25, 2011)

Langley, Steven Myrl

Mr. Steven Myrl Langley, age 51, of Plainview, AR died Monday, September 28, 1998 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. He was born on August 27, 1947 in Benton, AR to the late Myrl and Mary Langley.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Langley of Plainview, AR; three daughters, Donita Gober of Benton, AR, Tonya Smith of Plainview, AR and Linda Harris of Hollis, AR; two sons, Lonny Clemens of Little Rock, AR and Steven Langley of the home; three grandchildren, Dakota Smith of Plainview, AR, Lyndsey Langley of Hollis, AR and Heatii Gober of Benton, AR; a sister, Carol Pessa of Sherwood, AR and a niece, Tina Miller of Greenbrier, AR.

Funeral service was October 1, 1998 at Langley Cemetery in Benton, AR with Bro. Bobby Moore of Plainview officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 11, 1998)


Langley, William Ben

William Ben Langley, age 49, passed away March 8, 2000. He was born June 1, 1950 to Tom Langley and Dorothy Evans Langley at Benton, AR. He was married to Josephine Ballew. He was a Vietnam Veteran, a logger and construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Albert and Carl J. Langley.

He is survived by three children, Sarah Richie of Dardanelle, AR, Jennifer Smith of Plainview, AR and William Ben Langley III of Hollis, AR; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Chloe and Miranda of Dardanelle and Dustin and Daniel of Plainview, AR; siblings, Mack Langley of Benton, Tom Langley Jr. of Benton, Fern Faught of Hot Springs, Violet Long of Benton and Rose Pate of Glenwood, AR.

Burial was in Langley Cemetery under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Benton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 15, 2000)


Langston, James Leon "Jim"

James Leon "Jim" Langston died July 10, 2010 at his home in Winnemucca, NV, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 75. Jim was born July 28, 1934 in Belleville, AR to Elisha and Bertha (Hendricks) Langston.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his foster parents, his brothers, Charles Langston, William (Bill) Langston and sisters, Katherine, Wanda and Thelma.

Jim is survived by his second wife of 48 years, Colleen; sons, Rodney, Mark and Kevin; daughters, Brenda Lucas, Teresa Womack, Cindy Hanson and Loretta Apodaca; brothers, Troy (Dorothy) Langston, Elmer (Lynn) Langston, sister-in-law, Beatrice (Ms. Bill Langston). He is survived by 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jim will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A graveside service was held in Etna on August 21. Following interment, family picnic was held in Thayne City Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010)


Lankford, Bertha Leona

Mrs. Bertha Leona Lankford, age 84, of Houston, mother of Floyd Ray Lankford of Nimrod, died Friday, January 9, 1987.

Survivors also include three other sons, five daughters, four brothers, two sisters, 70 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were today. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Laroe, Robert C.

Robert C. LaRoe, age 73 of Ola, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Perry County Nursing and Rehab. He was born August 13, 1937 in Clay County AR to the late Caril and Beaulah Forbes LaRoe. He was a member of Centerville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marguerite LaRoe; children, Teresa Saldutti, Donald Otto, Eugene LaRoe, Debra Munroe, Robert Otto, Ronald Otto, Jerry LaRoe, Richard Otto, Matt LaRoe; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Zetty Wilkerse, Troy LaRoe, Rosie Pace, Edward LaRoe, Girty Brown, Christine LaRoe, Vera LaRoe, Vernon LaRoe, and Edith LaRoe.

Graveside service was held Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Birta Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010)


Lassiter, Charles Edwin

Infant Charles Edwin Lassiter was born at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock September 1st, 1949 and died September 3rd. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Lassiter and was buried at Belleville Monday, September 5th. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 8, 1949)


Lassiter, James R.

James R. Lassiter, age 78, of Chino Valley, AZ died February 20, 2004 at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He was born October 22, 1925 in Belleville, AR to Pat and Laura (Fryar) Lassiter. He was in the United States Army and served during WWII, in the European Theater. He retired from the Boilmakers and moved to Chino Valley from Norwalk, CA in 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Billie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sandi of. Norwalk, CA and Mike and Robin of Prescott, AZ; grandchildren, Lindsay and Jeff Newnum, Romney and Tom Randa and Adam and Alynn Lassiter; four great grandchildren and a sister, Irene Gray of Booneville, AR.

Funeral service was held at the Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2004)


Lassiter, Nellie May (Spears)

Nellie May Lassiter age 88 of Springdale, AR passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Walnut Grove Nursing Home in Springdale. She was born April 26, 1924 in Earle, AR. to the late Enoch Pleasant & Maudie Adele Peugh Spears. She was a longtime member of Barton Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morgan Eli Lassiter; brother George Spears; sisters Adele Kruger and May Belle Conlee.

Survivors include children, Patsy & Naston Manley of Springdale, AR; George & Lisa Lassiter of Durham, No. Carolina; Paula & Matt Gallagher of Russellville, AR; brother Floyd & Pat Spears of Davison, MI; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was November 2, 2012 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. before service. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. 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 Nov 7, 2012)

Lassiter, Pat H.

Pat H. Lassiter, 78, died at his home in Havana on Monday. He had lived in Arkansas for the past 48 years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Laura Lassiter; three sons, Woodrow of Havana, Morgan of Earle and Raybourn of Lynwood, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Barney Lipe of Havana Kt. and Mrs. J. A. Gray of Little Rock. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 5, 1956)


Lassiter, Pat H., Jr.

Four County War Dead Arrive In U. S. Four Yell County World War II dead are among the 5,442 American dead due to arrive in New York on April 1 and 2. Being returned from military cemeteries at Henry Chapel, Belgium, and Valor's and Epical, France are the bodies of Pfc. Opal M. Archer, son of Idus R. Archer of Danville, Pvt. Jeff Black, son of Mrs. Veto Black of Bluffton and Pvt. Earnest O. Rolland, son of Mrs. Loud M. Rollans, Rt. 2 Belleville. Being returned from a D-Day cemetery in Normandy is the body of Cpl. Pat H. Lassiter, Jr. husband of Edna L. Lassiter of Belleville. The information was released by the American Graves Registration Division at Memphis, where the bodies will be shipped for distribution to the homes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 1, 1948)


Laster, Charlie Ernest

Charlie Ernest Laster, age 74, of Danville, died Monday evening, October 26, at the Yell County Hospital. Mr. Laster was a retired farmer, a native of Conway, a son of the late William and Annie Haire Laster. He was a member of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge Number 123 and was a Mason for over 50 years. He was a member of the Danville Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Neva Hunt Laster of the home; one son, Dr. Marion Laster of LeLand Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Kent Dennis and Mrs. Olen Payne, both of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Reed of Brea, Calif., Mrs. Alice Rogers of Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Granville McGuire of Belleville; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Danville Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Gene Adkins, pastor of the church. Interment was in the Earl Ladd cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Johnson, Bill Aikman, Henry Smallwood, Jack Wilson, Denver Dennis and Eldrige Martin. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 10-29-1970)


Laster, Marion Logan (Dickie)

Marion Logan (Dickie) Laster, age 68, died at his home in Alco, AR, Monday, July 10th, 2000. He was born in Gravelly, AR to the late Charley Laster and Neva Hunt Laster of Danville, AR. He was a graduate of Fourche Valley High School, attended Arkansas Tech, and received a BS degree and Master degree in Entomology from the University of Arkansas and a Ph. D. in Entomology from Mississippi State University. He retired from Delta Branch Experiment Station of Stoneville, MS in 1986 and from USDA-ARS of Stoneville, MS in 1995. Since his retirement, he and his wife, Martha, made their home on a farm in Alco, AR, near Mtn. View. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mtn. View, and a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by, his wife, Martha Ann Gaston Laster; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl (Laster) and Maj. Al Grubbs of Kansas; a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Marion and Renee Laster of Minnesota; his mother, Neva Hunt Laster of Danville, AR; two sisters and brothers-law, Etta Vee and Olen Payne and Barbara and Kenneth Dennis all of Danville, AR; four grandchildren, Jason and Stephanie Grubbs, Logan and Aaron Laster and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Thursday, July 13 at the Roller-Coffman Chapel in Mm. Home officiated by his pastor, Rev. Steve Johnson and friend, Bro. Johnny Wayne Williams. Interment was in Alco Cemetery, Alco, AR. Pallbearers were, Roy Reid, David Williford, John Payne, Jerry Payne, David Laster and Larry Adams. Honorary were Tom Cleveland, L. B. Davis and Roger Krinard. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 2, 2000)


Laster, Martha Belle

Martha Belle Laster, age 85, Of Belleville, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at Chamber Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born November 9, 1918, in Oates Crossing, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Wilbur Davis and Eula Belle Oates Dickson. She was a homemaker, secretary for the city of Belleville, teacher, Home Health Nutritionist, and a member of the Havana Presbyterian Church and Women's Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Laster; brothers, David Dickson, W. P. Dickson; a sister, Elizabeth Horn; son-in-law, R. C. Fleming.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jan Laster of Belleville, Ronald and Ginger Laster of Pea Ridge, AR; daughter, Margaret Fleming of Moore's Chapel, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Dickson of Belleville; sister, Janette Gwazda of Mesa, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Ronnie Laster, David Allan-and Heather Laster of Belleville, Julie and Shawn Barnes of Albuquerque, NM; 3 great grandchildren, Grant Laster, Caitlyn Laster of Belleville, Maxwell Barnes of Albuquerque.

Pallbearers were David Allan Laster, Shawn Barnes, Tuff Dixon, Bob Dixon, Tommy Fink, and Wayne Sloan. Honorary were J. D. Welch, Ewell Welch, Ted Ward, and Orval Shore. Funeral service was Friday, November 28, 2003 at the Havana Presbyterian Church with Rev. Floyd Shepherd and Rev. Kevin Harralson officiating. Interment was in Russell Cemetery, Belleville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)


Laster, Neva

Neva Laster, age 94, of Danville died Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born April 5, 1910, to the late Logan Baxter and Mary Elizabeth Mclntyre Hunt. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher, and charter member Gravelly Eastern Star Chapter 580, past matron of the Gravelly and Danville Eastern Star, and a member of the Spring Creek E. H. Club.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Laster; one son, Marion "Dickie" Laster; four sisters, Marie Gilkey, Ila Willis, Adeline Elrod, and Bessie Wilburn; two brothers, Elmer Hunt and William McComack; and one son-in-law, Olen Payne.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Etta Vee Payne and Barbara and Kent Dennis all of Danville; one sister Lillie Powell of Waldron, AR; one daughter-in-law, Martha Laster of Alco, AR; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, September 17th at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hawkins and Rev. Kevin Haralson officiating. Burial was at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Pallbearers were Jerry Payne, John Payne, Ronnie Buckner, David Laster, Ronald Laster, and Glen Laster. Honorary Pallbearers were the Sarah Freeman Sunday School class, Spring Creek E. H. Club, and members of the Eastern Star. In Lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Danville United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2004)


Laster, William (Mrs.)

Mrs. William Laster, 84, Belleville, died Thursday in her home. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Laster, Dardanelle and John Laster, Belleville; three daughters, Mrs. Granville McGuire, Belleville, Mrs. S. W. Rogers, and Mrs. Alex Reed, Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Haire Hunt, Gravelly. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 30, 1958)


Latham, Eldon Dewayne

Eldon Dewayne Latham, age 43 of Dardanelle, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born February 23, 1966 at Fort Collins, CO to Floyd Raymond and Regina Schneider Latham.

Survivors include his parents, Floyd and Regina Latham of Dardanelle; one sister, Teresa Latham of Dardanelle; and many other relatives. The family will hold a

Memorial Service at a later time. Memorial Donations may be made to Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle to help the family with expenses. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)


Latham, Floyd Raymond

Floyd Raymond Latham age 71 of Dardanelle died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Yell County Nursing Home. He was born May 26, 1942 to the late Fred Edward and Alma Lorrine Faulkner Latham at their home in Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Eldon Dawane Latham; 5 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Carol Snyder Latham; daughter, Teresa Ann Latham; brothers, Freddy Latham, Jody Latham, Chester Latham; sisters, Annie Jean Finnley, Mary Ruth Duvall.

Memorial Service was held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary in Russellville. In Lieu of Flowers the family asks that Memorial Donations be made to Cornwell Funeral Home, 207 Quay Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834 to offset funeral expenses. 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 Aug 14, 2013)

Laughlin, Christy Marie

BELLEVILLE - Christy Marie Laughlin, infant daughter of Christopher and Paula Robison Laughlin, died Friday, November 28, 1986 at Arkansas Children's Hospital at Little Rock. She was one month and 27 days old.

Survivors also include a half-brother, Eric Anthony Robison of Belleville; paternal grandparents, Clinton and Sandra Laughlin of Indiana; maternal grandparents, Paul Robison of Paris and Willa Dean Collins of Indiana, and paternal great-grandparents Jim and Doris Laughlin of Arizona and John Zurek of Indiana.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p. m. today at the First Baptist Church in Danville by the Rev. Bobby Walker. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Laughlin, Peter B.

Peter B. Laughlin, age 73 of Dardanelle passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at his home with his wife, Vickie at his side He was born December 26, 1932 at Lima, OH to the late Olen Frances and Lillian Myer Laughlin. He attended Lima Schools and graduated from Lima Sr. High in 1950. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a ground radio operator. Returning to Lima, he worked for Lenox Furnace as a heat treat and tool and die machinist. Then he went to work for Ford Motor Company starting out as a tool and die machinist and worked his way up to supervisor. For many years he was active in Little Theater in Lima, OH and Shreveport/Bossier City, LA. He was an avid bowler and golfer, in 1992 he won the Gold National Sr. Olympics Medal in Mixed Doubles and the Silver National Sr. Olympics Medal in Men's Doubles in bowling.

He is preceded in death by his brother, James; father, Olen; mother, Lily; grandson, William; and great-grandson, Sean.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Vickie Laughlin of Dardanelle; three sons and daughters-in-law, Peter Jr. and Sandra Laughlin of Bossier City, LA, Michael A. and Victoria Laughlin of Peach Tree City, GA, Timothy P. and Martha Laughlin of Bartlett, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mike Scherschel of Fallon, NV; two stepsons and spouse, Mark and Lynn Bowie of Dardanelle, Chris Bowie of Greenbrier; sisters and a spouse, Sharon and Chuck Noland of Benton, LA, Karen Sartini of Bossier City, LA; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 10, 2006 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Interment was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville. Pallbearers were Mark Bowie, Chris Bowie, Harry Browniee, Ronnie Garner, Clyde Bird, and Bill Pfiefer. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2006)


Laurie, Elouise Castleberry

Elouise Castleberry Laurie, age 79, of Danville, AR passed away March 8, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born November 16, 1924, to the late Beecher and Cordia Humphrey Castleberry at Briggsville, AR. She was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church. She retired from Chambers Bank, formerly known as Danville State Bank, after 28 years. Some of her favorite things were reading, working crossword puzzles, and spending time with her granddaughter, Madison.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Laurie and two brothers, Robert and Bill Castleberry.

She is survived by a granddaughter Madison Laurie of Danville; daughter-in-law, Stacey Laurie Beatty of Danville; one sister-in-law, Opal Duke Castleberry of Danville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be today, March 10, 2004 at 10 a. m. at the Danville First Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Walker and Bro. John McCourt officiating. Interment will be in the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Jack Baltz, Ronnie Davis, Ed Taylor, Johnny Chambers, Fay Mathis, A. C. Mowery, Ritchie Mathis and Dee McCormick. Honorary will be employees of Mitchell s Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to Order of the Gideons or Arkansas Rice Depot. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2004)


Laurie, Michael Bruce

Michael Bruce Laurie, age 42, of Danville, AR died Tuesday, February 8, 2000. He was born June 12, 1957 in Dallas, TX to Elouise Castleberry Laurie and the late Charles A. Laurie. He was a 1975 Danville High School graduate, attended Ouachita Baptist University and was a 16 year employee for Yell County Working in various capacities. He was a devoted husband, father and son, and an avid sports fan and member of the Danville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beecher and Cordia Castleberry and an uncle, Robert B. Castleberry.

Survivors are his wife, Stacey Stamps Laurie; one daughter, Madison Alexis Laurie of Danville, AR; his mother, Elouise Castleberry Laurie of Danville, AR; one uncle, Bill W. Castleberry of Danville, AR; his father and mother-in-law, Noral D. and Janell Lambert Stamps of Waldron, AR and a brother-in-law, Brad D. Stamps of Waldron, AR.

Funeral service was Friday, February 11, 2000 at the Danville Church of Christ with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Danville, AR. Pallbearers were, David and Dee McCormick, Ritchie Mathis, Brad Stamps, Jerry Payne, Ronnie Davis, Kenny Bell and Mike Gault. Honorary were, Charlie Sloan, Paul Wilson, Judge Jimmy Witt and Montie Amrine. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 16, 2000)


Laurie, Mike

Mike Laurie, 41, died on Tuesday afternoon, February 8, 2000 at the Yell County Compactor Station between Ola and Plainview. Officials were called around 2:45 p. m. to answer a call at the station, where Laurie was found inside a small building, where he worked at the station. Yell County Sheriff personnel investigated the incident, but it is believed Laurie died of natural causes.

Laurie has been employed by the county for several years and he and his wife, Stacey, own Stacey's Gifts in Danville. He is the son of Elouise Laurie of Danville and a Danville High School graduate.

Funeral details by Cornwell Funeral Home were not complete before press time. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 9, 2000)


Lawhorn, Grady V.

Grady V. Lawhorn, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Dardanelle Hospital. The son of William and Ramie Camp Lawhorn, he was born December 8, 1924 in Roanoke, AL. He married Thelma Johnson, on March 10, 1956 at Russellville. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. He was a truck driver with Tyson Foods before his retirement. He was a member of the Pottsville United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Ray Lawhorn; one sister; five brothers and two sons-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Thelma Lawhorn of Dardanelle; four children, Anita & Robert of Mechanicsburg, PA., Deborah Painter of Tulsa, OK., Vernon & Jana Lawhorn of Pottsville, and Terry Chilldres of Collierville, TN., six grandchildren; one sister, Louise Lancaster of Lagrange, GA.

Funeral was Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Pottsville United Methodist Church. Millie Bryant officiated. Burial was in Bell s Chapel Cemetery at Atkins, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military honors were provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rogers-Rye Post 2283. Memorials may be made to Pottsville United Methodist Church; PO Box 154; Pottsville, AR 72858. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 2, 2007)


Lawrence, Robert L.

Robert L. Lawrence, age 68 of Ola, died Wednesday at the AMI St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville. He was a native of Yell County, son of the late Bert and Vira Jean Lawrence. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and served in and was wounded in the Philippines Islands. He was a member of the VFW at Ola and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Sue Dacus Lawrence of Ola; five sons, Eddie Lawrence of Dardanelle, Johnny and Larry Lawrence both of Ola, Jimmy Lawrence of El Dorado and Charlie Lawrence of Plainview; one daughter, Mary Lawrence Smith of Merritt, TX; two brothers, Albert Lawrence of Lake Wells, FL and Willard Lawrence of Russellville; three sisters, Nora Carter of Danville, Audie James of Wilson and Verna Mosley of Danville, and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Tom Deere and Rev. Henry McGee officiating. Interment was in Dacus Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements and services were by Cornwell Funeral Services of Ola. Pallbearers were Olin James, Bobby James, Charles Bollan, Gordon Mutters, Audery Carter, Terry Foster and Honorary, Jeff Batterman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11/22/1989)


Lawrence, Vira

Mrs. Vira Lawrence, 70, died at a Russellville hospital December 27. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, J. G. Lawrence; four daughters, Mrs. Fredola Whitecotton and Mrs. Nora Carter of Danville, Mrs. Audie James of Wilson and Mrs. Verna Mae Mosley of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Albert of Barstow, Fla. Willard of Belleville and Robert of Ola; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Ellis of Havana. Mrs. Ida Wells of Belleville and Mrs. Offie Candy of Charleston; six brothers, Benton Jean of Belleville, Jim Jean of Danville, George Jean of Texas, Sylvester Jean of California, Kirk Bailey of San Francisco; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, December 31, 1959)


Lawrence, Willard

Willard Lawrence, age 85 of Russellville, died Friday, November 14, 2003, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born January 14, 1918, in Ranger, Arkansas to the late Bert and Vira Jeans Lawrence. He was a retired farmer, saw mill worker and an Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert & Robert Lawrence; three sisters, Audie James, Fredola Whitecotton, Nora Carter.

Survivors include his wife Lillian Sue Lawrence, a stepson, Randall Adaire of Russellville; a step grandson, Ronal Brownlee of Pottsville; sister, Verna Moseley of Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Sunday, November 16, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Chris George officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery, Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 19, 2003)


Lawson, Earnesteen

Mrs. Earnesteen Lawson, age 71, daughter of the late Pokie Parkinson, former Yell Countain, passed away at her home in Burkburnett, Tex. Thursday, October 14, 1954, of a heart attack. She was born at Ranger January 17, 1883.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin and Buford Lawson of Burkburnett, Tx.; one foster daughter, Stella Orval Davis, of Burkburnett, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Womack of Ozark, and Mrs. Leattee Clack of Atwater, Calif and five grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 26, 1954)


Lawson, Emma Virgie

Mrs. Emma Virgie Lawson, 54, died at her home near Bluffton on February 14, 1959. She had lived in Yell County all her life and was a member of a Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Sam; two daughters, Billie Sue and Betty Lou of the home; one son, Hoyt Lee of Bluffton; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Nichols of Bluffton; two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Moody, both of Bluffton; and one grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1959)


Lawson, Everette B.

Everette B. Lawson, aged 84, of Danville died May 25 at a hospital in Danville. He was a native of Perry County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dean Myrtle Pittman of Ft. Worth, Texas; one foster son, Frank Christ of Guthrie. Okla.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Methodist Church at Havana. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Lawson, Hoyt Lee

Hoyt Lee Lawson, age 56, of Waldron, died December 13, at Sparks Hospital, in Fort Smith. He was a retired truck driver for Tasty Bird.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Lawson; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Self of Waldron and Mrs. Debbie Taff of Waldron; one son, David Lawson of the home; His father, Sam Lawson of Ola; two sisters, Billie Hale of Haletown and Betty Spears of Ola; three granddaughters; one niece; and three nephews.

Burial was Friday at Rice-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Duncan cemetery at Waldron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 12-21-1983)


Lawson, Lena Marvell Moore

Lena Marvell Moore Lawson, age 70, or Morrilton, AR found eternal rest March 9, 2004. She was born in Greenbrier, AR November 27, 1933 to the late Rev. Roy and Lena Moore.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Regina and Mike Bradford of Morrilton, AR and Robin Stephens of Perry, AR; six sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and JoAnn Keith of Danville, AR, David and Terri Keith of Huntsville, AR, Boyd and Fredetta Keith of Belleville, AR, Daniel and Melody Keith of Danville, AR, Boone and Melanie Keith of Moreno Valley, CA and Robbie Lawson of Russellville, AR 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Moore of Morrilton, AR; one sister, Norma Jean Levels of Jacksonville, AR. and several nieces and nephews.

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)


Lawson, Lois Marie

Lois Marie Lawson, age 69, of Waldron, AR died Saturday, December 19, 1998 at a local hospital. She was a child care provider and attended the Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Lawson.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Self of Waldron, AR and Debbie and Lonnie Taff of Waldron, AR; one son, David and Gay Lawson of Waldron, AR; one sister, Betty Willis of Briggsville, AR; two sisters-in-law, Betty Spears of Ola, AR and Billie Ray of Waldron, AR and seven grandchildren, Kimbery Taff, April Taff, Travis Taff, Beverly Self, Renee Self, Nichole Self and Brooklyn Lawson.

Funeral service was December 21, 1998 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Will Vaughn, Charles Vaughn, Danny Morran, Shane Woodrum, John Keener and Mike Duncan. Honorary were William Self, Ronnie Spears and Kenneth Spears. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 1998)


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