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Head, Charlotte Barber Konkel Cowger

Charlotte Barber Konkel Cowger Head, age 91, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2007, in Dardanelle. She was born November 8, 1915, in Yell County and was the daughter of Samuel J. and Nellie M. McQuivey Barber. She worked for her father at the Mt. Magazine Rural Record, Danville Democrat and Yell County Record. She was a Baptist. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth O. Konkel, Paul H. Cowger, Leo Head; one son, Samuel K. Konkel (born September 26); five sisters, Carol Hignight Apple, Ruth Crabill, Julia Pearce, Francis Frazier and Dorothea Edwards.

She is survived by 2 children John D. and Wilma Konkel and Julia Konkel Swaim both of Dardanelle; 3 stepchildren, Gerald Head and Ralph Head both of Atkins, Marcella Sheets; daughter-in-law, Maunette Konkel of Bellville; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Graveside service and burial was Friday, September 28, 2007, at Payne Cemetery with the Rev Terry Latham officiating. Arrangement by Lemley Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


Head, J. H.

J. H. Head, age 76, died November 5, 1954 of Holdenville, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Idons, of San Diego, Calif. two daughters, Marie Howeth of Okla City, and Mrs. Willie Avery of Stillwater, two sisters and three children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 25, 1954)


Heaps, Josephine K.

Josephine K. Heaps, age 94 of Cameron, formerly of Carthage, MO, died Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center. She was born June 3, 1914 in Dardanelle, AR, the daughter of Antone and Bessie (Brabec) Klober. Josephine had been head bookkeeper for Petit Jean Lumber Company in Fort Smith, AR. She was also a farm wife.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Richard, are a son, Larry (Pat) Heaps, Gallatin, MO; daughter, Juanita (Joe) Whiteid, Springfield, MO; sister, Bess Lynch, Russellville, AR; three grandchildren and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Funeral services were August 8th, at the Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, AR with Reverend Roger Glover officiating with burial in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, AR. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 13, 2008)


Heaps, Richard

Richard Heaps, 89, Cameron (formerly of Carthage, MO and Rock County, NE) passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Cameron, MO. He was born February 1, 1922 in Cherry County, NE, the son of John Franklin and Alice Lucille (Chrisman) Heaps. On December 26, 1961, he married Josephine Klober.

She preceded him in death August 4, 2008. He was a rancher and farmer in Rock County, NE and Carthage, MO.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Pat) Heaps of Gallatin, MO; daughter, Juanita (Joe) Whiteld, Springfield, MO; brother, Albert (Del) Heaps, Carthage, MO; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rosella and Virginia, and a brother, Edward.

Graveside services and burial will be Friday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, AR. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 08, 2011)

Heard, Barton

Barton Heard age 91 of Danville passed away December 27, 2014 at Mitchell's Nursing Home.

Memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 31, 2014)

Heard, Lela Love Gooch

Lela Love Gooch Heard, age 72, of Danville, AR died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at her home in Danville, AR. She was born December 5, 1928 in Centerville, AR to late Calvin and Mary Holley Gooch. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Gooch and Ernest Gooch.

Survivors are her husband, Bart Heard; two sons, Larry Madden of Scranton, AR and John Coppedge of Danville, AR; one daughter, Sharron Overturf of Danville, AR; two step-sons, Dean Heard of Houston, TX and Craig Heard of Hitchcock, TX; two brothers, Alton Gooch of Russellville and Tommy Gooch of Danville; three sisters, AR; Nettie Pitts of Ola, AR, Pearl Davis of Danville, AR and Thelma Hunt of Manford, OK; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and, several nieces and nephews.

Service was October 16, 2001 at Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Stapleton, Rev. Jamie Travis and Rev. Paul Newton officiating. Interment was in Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 17, 2001)


Hearing, Lawrence Devan

Lawrence Devan Hearing, age 74, of Ola passed away September 11, 2015, at Deerview Nursing Home in Ola. He was born March 5, 1941, in Cherry Valley, Arkansas to the late Roy Cole & Lucille Ewton Hearing. He was a member and a Deacon of the Plainview Freewill Baptist Church, an Army Veteran, a member of the Plainview VFW and American Legion of Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Hearing; mother, Lucille Harris; brothers, Gary and Michael Hearing and Danny Harris; sister, Anita Hearing Criner.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sharon Kay Pettit Hearing; children, Jacob & Kelsy Goodwin of Rover; Quintin & Andi Pettit of Ola; Shawn & Jasmin Pettit of Danville; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Braxton and Jaxson Goodwin and Jeremiah Pettit; brothers and sisters, Catherine Mallet; Nina Spencer; Billy Joe Harris; Dorothy Brown; Jim Harris; Tommy Harris; Mary Jane Smith; Patricia Gettel; Cynthia Brown; Omer Harris; Mack Harris; Larry Harris; Shelby Harris; brother-in- law, Kennith Pettit; sister-in-law, Kathy Ewton.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Plainview Freewill Baptist Church with Military Honors and with Denver Robinson and Ronnie Morris officiating. Burial was at Needmore Cemetery in Casa. Visitation was at 1:00 to 2:00 pm before service at the church. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 16, 2015)

Hearing, Lawrence Devan

Lawrence Devan Hearing, age 74, of Ola passed away September 11, 2015, at Deerview Nursing Home in Ola. He was born March 5, 1941, in Cherry Valley, Arkansas to the late Roy Cole & Lucille Ewton Hearing. He was a member and a Deacon of the Plainview Freewill Baptist Church, an Army Veteran, a member of the Plainview VFW and American Legion of Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Hearing; mother, Lucille Harris; brothers, Gary and Michael Hearing and Danny Harris; sister, Anita Hearing Criner.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sharon Kay Pettit Hearing; children, Jacob & Kelsy Goodwin of Rover; Quintin & Andi Pettit of Ola; Shawn & Jasmin Pettit of Danville; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Braxton and Jaxson Goodwin and Jeremiah Pettit; brothers and sisters, Catherine Mallet; Nina Spencer; Billy Joe Harris; Dorothy Brown; Jim Harris; Tommy Harris; Mary Jane Smith; Patricia Gettel; Cynthia Brown; Omer Harris; Mack Harris; Larry Harris; Shelby Harris; brother-in- law, Kennith Pettit; sister-in-law, Kathy Ewton.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Plainview Freewill Baptist Church with Military Honors and with Denver Robinson and Ronnie Morris officiating. Burial was at Needmore Cemetery in Casa. Visitation was at 1:00 to 2:00 pm before service at the church. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 16, 2015)

Hearn, Howard M. "Dado"

(1932-2011) Howard M. "Dado" Hearn, 79, of Vickery Road, Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Landsun Homes.

Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today, October 20, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, at Carlsbad Cemetery with Pastor Tim Funchess officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Howard Morris Hearn was born on July 5, 1932, in Roxton, Texas, to Morris and Oma Viola (Martin) Hearn. He attended Carlsbad Public Schools. Howard married Jessie Bernice Janway on August 21, 1950 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He worked for his stepfather, Paul Cain at Cain and Cain Garage; he started working when he was 12 years old. When Howard was 15 years old he started following the wheat harvest with his uncle during the summer. When he was 17 he worked for Bond Ice Company. In 1951 Howard went to work for Hill Lines Trucking Company until 1954 when he went to work for US Potash Company, which later became Mississippi. Later Howard went to work for Teledyne where he worked until he retired as a journeyman mechanic in 1993. Howard loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family. When his grandchildren came along they started calling him "Dado," a name that everyone who knew him called him. When you went to visit him at Landsun if you just said, "I came to see Dado" they knew who you wanted to see. He loved kids from the day they were born until they were adults. He loved to sit and watch them even if he didn't know them. You could never be sad around him, he would do a little twisting move or twist his face all up until he got you to laugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Bernice Hearn; son, Robert Kent Hearn; daughter, Wetana Karen Hearn; mother, Oma Viola Cain, stepfather, Paul Cain; mother and father-in-law, Jess and Nance Janway.

Survivors are his daughter, Kay Roper and husband, Terry, of Carlsbad, N.M.; three grandchildren: Shannon Vallejos and husband, Gabe, of Carlsbad, N.M., Teresa Messer and husband, Tray, of Carlsbad, N.M., Angie Vasquez and husband, Jimmy, of Malaga, N.M.; 8 great-grandchildren: Ryan Vasquez, Rocky Beal, Randy Beal, Rayen Bushman, Trystan Messer, Traelyn Messer, Chanlee Vasquez and Jostyn Vasquez; brother, Paul Cain and wife, Dilys, of Genoa, Nev.; sister, Betty Funchess and husband, Edward, of Carlsbad, N.M. and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Vasquez, Tray Messer, Gabe Vallejos, Rocky Beal, Randy Beal and Ryan Vasquez. Memorial contributions may be made to Landsun Homes Hospice, 1815 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Carlsbad Current-Argus Newsapaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on October 20, 2011)

Heath, Christine Sexton Sumers

Christine Sexton Sumers Heath, 74, of Russellville, AR, died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at her home. The daughter of Dewey and Bessie Riddell Sexton, she was born July 30, 1934 in Mt. Judea, AR. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family especially, her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 27 years Joe Sumers; her second husband whom she was married to for 24 years Willie Heath; a son, Tommy Sumers; two brothers, James & Eugene Sexton; one sister, Jewel Campbell.

Survivors include three children, Tressie Tracy Erwin Ault & husband James of Adona, AR, James Sonny Sumers & wife Tammy of Pottsville, AR and Lee Bradley & husband Doug of Russellville, AR; six grandchildren, Angie Edwards & husband Steve, Connie Freeman & husband Daniel, Ronda Khamsourivong & husband Steven, Dylan Sumers, Christy Longoria & husband Sam of Russellville, Lisa Goodman & husband Doug of Oklahoma City, OK; 12 great grandchildren, Andy Cochran & wife April, Christina Cochran, Josh Sumers, Maleea Khamsourivong, Victoria & Emily Turner, Olivia Longoria, Micah, Jacob, & Caleb Edwards, Bailey & Wyatt Goodman; 2 great-great grandchildren, Justin & Andrew Cochran; one sister, Avanell Frazier & husband Loyd of Dardanelle; two sisters-in-law, Faye & Judy Sexton; many loving nieces, nephews & friends.

Funeral was June 22, 2009 at Humphrey Chapel. Brother Don Rose & Devoe Campbell officiated. Burial was at Solo Cemetery north of Hector, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active Pallbearers were Danny Sexton, Gene Yancy, Tim Goates, Micah, Caleb, and Jacob Edwards. Honorary Pallbearers Pope County Hospice and her caregiver Ruby Tankerley. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Pope County Hospice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 24, 2009)


Heath, Gerry

Gerry Heath, age 55, of Rover, AR died Saturday, July 26, 2003 at his home in Rover. He was the son of Aurelius and Regina (Russell) Heath; he was born August 21, 1947 in Norwalk, CT. He married Cathy Roberson, on July 24, 1987 at Danville, AR. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry. He was a Forester with the US Forest Service Fourche District and was a Catholic in faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include, his wife, Cathy Heath of Rover, AR; one brother, Edward Heath of Newtown, CT and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Mercy Lodge in care of Mary Moore, PO Box 29001, Hot Springs, AR 71903. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003)


Heath, Karen Sue

Karen Sue Heath after 57 of Dardanelle died Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born July 7, 1948 at Malvern to JC and Irene Powell Fuller.

She is preceded in death by her father, JC Fuller.

Survivors include two sons, Terrence Romero of Denver, CO, Walter Corley of Brickey, AR; daughter, Larena Jorden of Russellville; sister, Carmen Hobgood of Malvern.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 1, 2006)


Heath, Ratha Mae

Ratha Mae Heath, age 88 of Delaware, died Monday, May 19, 2003 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville. She was born February 12, 1915 in Logan County, Arkansas to the late Az and Dolly Berry Garner. She was a homemaker and mother and a retired cook. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Delaware.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Heath; two brothers, Pady Garner, Jeff Garner; two sisters, Mable Whitecotton, Flossie Tucker and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Heath.

Survivors are one son, Robert Heath of Delaware, three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Cletus Cravens of Subiaco, Margaret Frost of Ashdown, Judy and Keith Cravens of Delaware; two sisters, Mattie Huff and Ima Robinson both of Dardanelle; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Services were held Thursday, May 22, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Jeff Cravens and Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Interment was in the Graves Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers included Jim Garner, Aubrey Garner, Ray Robinson, Loyd Frost, Mike Heath, Shelby Moore. Honorary were Matthew Brown, Lynn Rollans, Sherman Huff, Lemoyne Wood, Troy Hampton, Derrell Barnett. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003)


Heath, Willie Lavoid

Willie Lavoid Heath, age 84, of Russellville went to be with his Heavenly Father after a long courageous battle with lung cancer and Alzheimer's at the home of his daughter with his family around him. He was born June 25, 1923 at Dardanelle to the late William and Ludie Morris Heath. He was a WWII Army Veteran and retired from the Corp. of Engineers.

He is preceded in death by four brothers, John, Edgar, Loyd and Floyd Heath; three sisters, Eleanor Darby, Illarea and Vera Ann Heath.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Heath of Russellville; son, Sonny "James" Sumers of Pottsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lee and Doug Bradley of Russellville, Tressie and James Ault of Adona; grandchildren, Angie and Steve Edwards, Connie and Daniel Freeman, Ronda and Steven Khamsourivong, Dylan Sumers, Lisa Sumers, Christie Jo Sumers, all of Russellville; great grandchildren, Andy and April Cochran, Christina Cochran, Josh Sumers, Wyatt and Bailey Jackson, Jacob, Micah and Caleb Edwards, all of Russellville; great-great grandchildren, Justin and Andrew Cochran of Russellville; several nieces and nephews; special caregiver, Ruby Tankersley.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 10:00 A. M. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Don Rose and Bro. Jeff Cravens officiating. Interment will be in Louvenia Cemetery, Dardanelle with Military Honors provided by Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141. Pallbearers will be Steve Edwards, Daniel Freeman, Steven Khamsourivong, Gene Yancey, James Ault, Doug Bradley. Honorary pallbearers Nurses and staff and volunteers of Pope County Hospice. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 24, 2007)


Heathcock, Edgar

DARDANELLE - Edgar Heathcock, age 89, of 107 North Third, Dardanelle, died Saturday, September 20, 1986 at Veterans Administration Hospital at Little Rock. He was a former employee of Tar Paper Mill at Los Angeles, Calif. a veteran of World War I, a member of the Liberty Grove Assembly of God Church and the American Legion and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Heathcock.

Survivors inelude two sons, Truman Virgil Heathcock of North Little Rock and Bobby Lee Heathcock of Stockton, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Ethelene Scroggins of Perryville, Mrs. Wilma Foldoe of Dardanelie and Mrs. Lillian Bonezy Dickson of Russellville; a brother, John Lee Heathcock of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Annie Gaston of Derby, Kansas; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Monday at Humphrey Chapel by the Rev. George Murry. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers Active: Joe Gray, Rayburn Smith, Floyd Scroggins, Steve Foster, Junior Petty and Joe Heathcock. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. m. today at Humphrey Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Heavner, Pearl

Pearl Heavner, age 89, of Havana, AR died January 3, 2000 at her home. She was a mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gaynelle Mason Nichols.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Carol Martin of Havana, AR; one brother, I. D. Hanshey of Vidor, TX and a grandson, Mason William Nichols of Sweeney, TX.

The body was cremated. Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 5, 2000)


Hebert, Johnathen

Johnathen Hebert, age 8, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday July 29, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was a son of Dan Hebert of Dardanelle and Regina Bolts and Brad Mobley of Dardanelle, AR. He was born November 8, 1992 in Russellville, AR. He was a third grade student at the Dardanelle Elementary School.

In addition to his parents survivors include his maternal grandparents, Johnny Bolts of Gurdon; and Roger and Jerry Taylor of Plainview, AR; his paternal grandparents, Norman and Elaine Hebert of Crawford, CO and a great-aunt Mary Sue Smith of Plainview, AR.

Funeral service was July 31, 2001 at the Ola First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was in Needmore Cemetery near Casa by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Randy and Randall Robinson, Michael Dean Smith, Tom Damon, Neil Taylor, Joe Howard and James Paul Westlake. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 1, 2001)


Heck, Martha "Shorty"

Martha "Shorty" Heck, age 76 died Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 27, 1934 at Sulphur Springs in Yell County to the late Ashley and Opal Applegate Phillips.

Survivors include a son, Trinity James of Texas; brothers, Paul Phillips of Ola, Gilbert Phillips of Mt. Home, Randy Phillips of New Blaine, and James Phillips of Paris; sisters, Winona Olson of New Blaine, Wilma Vergith of Crete, Nebraska, Donna Phillips of Mena and a host of nephews, nieces and family.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 3, 2010)


Hedden, Atha Dell

Atha Dell Hedden, age 77, a resident of Russellville, AR died Friday, September 8, 2000 at Baptist Memorial Hospital at Little Rock, AR. She was born April 2, 1923 at Briggsville AR the daughter of the late Hardy and Rebecca Jane Mathis. She was a teller and bank auditor with 20 years experience at Great Western Bank in Arizona and First National Bank of Russellville from 1979 until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of the Business & Professional Women, First National Bank VIP club and the Seroptimist Club. She was a member of the Widowed Person's organization and Pope County Extension Homemakers and the Democratic Women's organization. She was also a long time volunteer for the American Red Cross. A member of the First Baptist Church of London, she served as the pastor's secretary for several years and was active in the Ukelele band and a teacher of the Harmony class Sunday school.

She was the widow of the late James Burlie Hedden and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Howard G. Newkirk; two brothers, Bob and Thomas Mathis and five sisters, Pearl Carpenter, Vera English, Martha Sides, Johnnie Scifers and Ila Reece.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mathis Glenn and Helen Newkirk of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Esther Hunnicutt of Hot Springs, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and host of friends.

Funeral service was September 11, 2000 at the London First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Danny Green. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery at Danville, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church in London, 17 Southern Baptist Road, London, AR 72847 or the American Heart Association. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 20, 2000)


Heffelfinger, William Agnew

Dr. William A. Heffelfinger, 88, of Fayetteville died Monday, January 27, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born January 2, 1915, in Miller County, to Agnew T. and Myrtle Oneita Witter Heffelfinger. After his mother's death he was raised by his father with the help of his two older sisters. He was educated in Washington County public schools and the University's High School. Later he attended the University of Arkansas College of Business Administration, where he earned a bachelor's degree in public administration, a master's degree in business administration and his doctorate in finance and economics. During his teen years he was a caddy at the Fayetteville Country Club. He developed his passions for golf and tennis, which carried over throughout his active years. He lettered while playing on the University of Arkansas tennis team during his undergraduate years. He was a former member of the North Hills and Fayetteville Country Clubs. Dr. Heffelfinger was the associate director of the Industrial Research and Extension Center and professor of business administration. His service with the University extended over a period of more than 40 years; interrupted only by a few years in the U.S. Army during World War II and one year on the staff of Washington University in St. Louis. He was primarily concerned with the production and dissemination of business and economic information related to Arkansas' economic development since 1958. At the time of his transfer to the Center in 1965, he had been in charge of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the College of Business Administration in Fayetteville for several years. In addition to his administrative duties, he was coordinator of the investigative and related public service efforts of the research staff at the Industrial Research and Extension Center. Dr. Heffelfinger's own field of specialization was finance and economics, with emphasis on regional and small area development. His personal work has involved participation in numerous research projects for Arkansas, including studies on the Buffalo National River, the Arkansas River Region and the Pulaski-Saine Metropolitan area. In addition, he published reports on Travelers and Arkansas Business, Arkansas Economics, County Income Estimation Methods and a variety of articles on Arkansas business conditions. His doctoral dissertation was titled Capital Formation Through Local Government Bond Issues; and teaching assignments were in commercial banking, public finance, current economic problems and regional economic research. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Heffelfinger was on the staff of the University's central business offices, serving successively in purchasing, treasury and controllership functions. In 1951, he joined the UA Agricultural Mission to Panama, a foreign aid project which lasted until 1956. He was the mission's executive officer and also served as a management advisor to Panama's Ministry of Agriculture and to its Controller General's office. He retired June 30, 1982, with the rank of Emeritus Professor of Finance which he earned by his faithful and effective service of 33 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Charley Lee Bird Heffelfinger; his parents; and two older sisters, Eunice and Elizabeth Heffelfinger.

Survivors include a cousin, John Heffelfinger of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Valera Bird Marshall of Rover, Olene Bird of Gravelly and Nina Vedder of Wichita, Kan. He has five nephews and seven nieces and their respective families living in Pope and Yell Counties of Arkansas and in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska and New Jersey. Although he had no children of his own, Bill was often involved with his nieces and nephews well-being, education and affording them opportunities. He was a member of the Fayetteville Central United Methodist Church. The family appreciates the services of the care providers, nurses and doctors over the last months. A very special thanks goes to his care companion, Ruth Quinones.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville with the Rev. Gary B. Lunsford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,NW Arkansas Times Newspaper, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on January 30, 2003)

Heffington, Albert L.

Albert L. Heffington, aged 86, died Friday at El Paso, Texas. He was a former resident of Yell County, was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived his wife, Mrs. Mae Heffington of El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. W. O. Carter of El Paso and Mrs. Don Wray of Oklahoma City; a son, H. R. Heffington of EL Paso; a sister Mrs. D. S. Farmer of Perry; three brothers, W. A. Heffington of Canute, Okla., Claude Heffington of Havana and Frank Heffington. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 9, 1961)

Heffington, Calvin H.

Calvin H. Heffington, age 86, of Van Buren, AR died May 5, 2001 in Fort Smith, AR. He was a retired Air Force Veteran serving in WWII, a member of the American Legion and the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his companion, Shirley Grath of Arvada, CO; four daughters, Pamela Cemodanous of Farmington, Maine, Judy Lennon of Plymouth, Mass. Botts Holmes of Orona, Maine and Jean Chavis of Jay, Florida; one son, Calvin Heffington, Jr. of Naples, Maine; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. Burial will take place at a later Date (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 16, 2001)


Heffington, Claud (Mrs.)

Funeral services for Mrs. Claud Heffington, 52, Havana, who died in her home, May 20, 1952 were conducted in the Havana Church of Christ Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband, Claud Heffington, Havana druggist; one son, Claud Scott Heffington, senior at the University; her father, A. A. Scott, Waveland and one sister, Mrs. T. J. Hays, Magazine. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 29, 1952)


Heffington, Claud Scott

Dr. Claud Scott Heffington, 33, died at Ft. Smith November 11. Dr. Heffington, a native of Havana, was a member of the American Medical Association, the Arkansas Psychiatric Association, Arkansas Mental Health Association, was a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and a captain in the Army Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Ona, and one son, Scott Earnest of the home in Ft. Smith; his father Claud Heffington of Havana; stepmother, Mrs. Margie Heffington of Havana; stepbrother, Odean Parker, and stepsister, Mrs. Rita Yandell both of Havana.

Services were Saturday at the Havana a Church of Christ by William Sherrill and Carl Thompson. Burial was in Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1964)

Heffington, Leona

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, CO for Leona Heffington, formerly of Belleville, AR. Leona was born in Belleville, June 15, 1918 to Samuel Edgar and Mollie Ellen McCleskey. She graduated from Belleville High School in 1936. She married Harvey Heffington of Harkeys Valley in 1938. She moved to Colorado in 1955 with her husband, Harvey, son Donald and daughter Phyllis. Leona was preceded in death by Harvey, son Donald, two brothers, two sisters and her parents.

She is survived by, daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Gerald Ludwig, daughter-in-law, Judy Heffington of Conifer, CO, grandchildren, Rick and Ron Ludwig of Bayfield, Mark Heffington of Arvada, CO and Tracie Baker of Bayfield, their spouses and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Elwanda Williams of Malvern, AR, Lora George of Ola, AR, Ernestine Sugg of Sheridan, AR, a brother, Wayne McCleskey of Pocahontas, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 8, 2000)


Heffington, Lois

Mrs. Lois Heffington was born in Georgia and died at Danville, May 15, 1956 at the age of 89. She lived most of her life at Havana and was a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Heffington, the widow of the late Dr. C. F. Heffington, is survived by three step daughters, Mrs. Maud White of Belleville, Mrs. Annie Campbell of Fillmore, Calif, and Mrs. Mattie Farmer of Perry; and by six stepsons, Jim Reynolds of Dallas, Texas, Will Reynolds of Belleville, Claud Heffington of Havana, Frank Heffington of Paris, Albert and Will Heffington of Elk City, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 24, 1956)


Heffington, Opal Evelyn

Opal Evelyn Heffington died April 21, 2005 at the MediHome Nursing Home in Fort Smith, AR at the age of 97. She was born November 1, 1907 to the late Aristabulus and Julia Ann Roberston Heffington.

She was preceded in death by a sister Edna and three brothers, Barney, Harvey and Calvin Heffington. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She attended State Teachers College in Weather-ford, Oklahoma and taught School at the Harkeys Valley Tech, at New Blaine, AR. She retired from the Santa Rosa General Hospital, San Antonio, TX.

Survivors are nieces, Mary Blecher of Chickalah, Rebecca Kilgore of Fort Smith and Betty Young of Fort Worth, TX and several great nieces and nephews. Her remains were buried in the Chickalah Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, with Dr. James Young, nephew, officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 1, 2005)


Heflin, Joyce Helen

Joyce Helen Heflin, age 85, of Dardanelle died Monday, November 9, 2001 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born February 23, 1916, at Dardanelle and was the daughter of the late Jack Burkes and Stella Holloway Burkes and was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Earl Heflin; and a daughter, Mary Nell.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Fronsie Heflin of Carl Junction, Mo. James and Shirley Heflin of Delaware, Joe and Connie Heflin of Dardanelle; a sister, Betty Hamilton of Dardanelle; a brother, James Burkes of Little Rock; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, November 12, 2001 at 10:00 a. m. at the Dardanelle Funeral Service with the Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Dardanelle Funeral Service. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p. m. on Sunday at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 14, 2001)


Hefner, Aulton William

Aulton William Hefner, 86, of Carlsbad New Mexico, formerly of Danville passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home. He was born to Lovic W. and Dovie (Power) Hefner in Danville, Arkansas on July 3, 1926. He attended school in Danville, Arkansas and then served in the US Army in WWII European Theater during 1944-1946. He married Frances Horn in 1946 in Carlsbad, NM and to this union a son, Garry Lynn and a daughter, Lynda were born. Aulton purchased and operated the El Rancho Package Store and Lounge on South Canal Street in Carlsbad and also worked for PCA/US Refinery. He sold his business in 1985 and retired. Aulton married Elaine Ator on March 20, 1991. He was a giving, caring person who enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid gardener, winning Gardener of the Year awards at the Eddy County Fair in New Mexico. Aulton was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Downtown Lions Club and the BPOE Elks, Lodge # 1558.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances in 1989.

Survivors are his wife, Elaine Hefner of the home; son, Garry L. Hefner of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Lynda Summers of Ruidoso, NM; grandson, Jon Summers of Carlsbad, NM; granddaughter, Amy Brannon and two great-grandchildren: Alexandria Massey and Ryan Massey all of Russellville, AR and extended family.

Funeral service was July 27, 2012, at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101 Carlsbad Downtown Lions Club, P.O. Box 642, Carlsbad, NM 88221-0642 or Home Care Connection and Hospice, 513 S. Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and Denton-Wood Funeral Home Carlsbad, New Mexico. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com and dentonwood.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1, 2012)

Hefner, Dovie

Dovie Hefner, age 96 of Danville, died Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born August 15, 1908 at Danville, AR to the late William Soloman and Roxie Ann Crabb Power.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lovic Hefner; three sisters, Bertie Power, Opal Simpson, Marie Wehunt.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Aulton and Elaine Hefner of Carlsbad, NM; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held Monday, December 20, 2004 at the Danville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Interment was held at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Monroe, Harold. Robinson. Tommy Papasan, Mark Maughn, Buddy Maughn, Waymond Sides, Joe Hissom, Gary Hefner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 22, 2004)


Hefner, Francis Lynette (Horn)

Mrs. Francis Lynette Hefner, age 58 of Carlsbad, New Mexico died Sunday, November 19, 1989 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, TX. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Auton Hefner; a son, Gary Lynn Hefner of Ruidoso, NM; one daughter, Lynda Diane Summers of Ruidoso, NM; two brothers, Wesley and Manuel Horn both of Fort Smith; one sister, Charlotte Powell of Bridgeport, TX and two grandchildren, Jon Joshua Summers and Amy Lynette Summers both of Tucson, AZ.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22 at Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Luther Riddle officiating. Interment will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in care of Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. A memorial will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29 at the Episcopal Church in Carlsbad, NM. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 22, 1989)

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