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Humphreys, Inez Buford

Inez Buford Humphreys, age 76, died Sunday, July 19 at her home in Little Rock. She was born in Briggsville and was a former school teacher at Fourche Valley School and spent a great part of her life at Briggsville. She was a member of the Briggsville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Humphreys; three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Cook of North Little Rock, Mrs. Bertha Briggs of Briggsville and Mrs. Willa Elliott of Parks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21 at the Briggsville United Methodist Church and burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery at Briggsville. Nephews served as active pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7/22/1987)


Humphreys, James

James Humphreys, age 79, died at his home at Gravelly Hill on Wednesday, February 21. He had been a resident of Yell County for 74 years and of Gravelly for 46 years. Mr. Humphreys was married to Susie Small in 1898 and to this union was born seven children. The mother died in 1916. He was later married to Rosie Kitchens in 1932, who survives him

He is survived in addition to his wife, by four sons, Roma Humphreys of Briggsville, Zack Humphreys of Dermott, Jess Humphreys of McGehee and Lee Humphreys of Waldron; two sisters, Mrs. Pate Worthy of Oklahoma and Mrs. Belle Yates of Danville; one brother A. Humphreys of Ollie Branch, Miss; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, March 1, 1951)


Humphreys, James "Hump" Hammons

James "Hump" Hammons Humphreys, age 68, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Danville, AR died March 10, 2006 at his home in Texas. He was born May 17, 1937 to the late Roma and Agnes "Beasley" Humphreys of Bluffton, AR.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Owen Humphreys, three sisters, Ona and Lucy Humphreys and Susie Harvey.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Boris and Sonja Humphreys of Germany; one granddaughter, Melanie Humphreys of Germany; two sisters, Dessie Avery of Belleville and Margaret Trent of Waldron; a brother, Robert Humphreys of Willis, TX; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 20, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. at the Baptist Church in Belleville with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. A small service will be at the Point Lookout Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 15, 2006)


Humphreys, James O. "Bob"

James O. "Bob" Humphreys, age 76, a resident of Plainview, AR died Sunday, May 4, 1997 at John McClellan Memorial VA Medical Center at Little Rock. He was born on October 31, 1920 at Hollis, AR to Arthur and Annie Moss Humphreys. He was a retired cement mason and a farmer. He was an Army Veteran in the 354th infantry fought and rolled through Europe with General Patton; he received a Bronze Star in the crossing of the Rhine River Battle. He was a member of the Hollis Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lurlene Humphreys of Plainview; one son, Benny Humphreys of Waco, TX; one daughter, Carol Pye of Plainview; one brother, Gene Humphreys of Plainview; one sister, Pauline Weaver of Plainview; two grandchildren, Matthew Pye of Plainview and Christye Pye of Russellville and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 7, 1997 at the Hollis Pentecostal Church, officiated by Rev. Richard Humphreys. Burial will be at the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR. Active casketbearers will be Darrell Humphreys, Earl Humphreys, Bobby Humphreys, Lewis Humphreys, Herbert Jones and Glen King. Alternates Rick Womack and Lou Rucker. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 1997)


Humphreys, Joe

Joe Humphreys, age 76, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, April 25, 1990 at the V. A. Medical Center. He was a retired Automotive Service Manager, a U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a native of Briggsville, AR; the son of the late W. R. and Amanda McBride Humphreys.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Humphreys of Dumas, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Click of Waycross, GA and Mrs. Marie Pickens of Carlsbad, NM.

Funeral services were Saturday at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Jessie Reed officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery, Briggsville. Pallbearers were Leroy Pickens, C Buford, Mike Laurie, O. L. Briggs, Jay Briggs, and Jac Baltz. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5/2/1990)


Humphreys, Lurie Effie

Lurie Effie Humphreys, age 92, of Halley, Arkansas died Wednesday at Dermott City Nursing Home in Dermott. She was born March 1, 1909 in Yell County, AR to the late Thomas and Jennie Johnson Irons. Mrs. Humphreys was a Baptist and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Humphreys.

She is survived by two sons, Clayton Humphreys of Fayetteville, NC and Clem Humphreys of Halley, AR; one daughter, Katherine Dalsys of Collins, AR; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 9:00 a. m. Friday, April 27th at Halley Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Burke and Rev. George Waldrup officiating. There was a graveside service at 3 p. m. Friday at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly, AR. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of McGehee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: The Waldron News, Waldron, Arkansas, 5/2/2001)


Humphreys, Lurlene Delphia (Wilson)

Lurlene Delphia Humphreys, age 87, of Hollis passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs. Lurlene was born July 12, 1927, in Sapulpa, OK. to the late Lester Wallace & Ruby Jones Wilson. She was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. She was a poultry farmer. Preceded in death by her husband, James O "Bob" Humphreys and sister, Ima Jean Wilson.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol & Art Pye of Hollis; son, Ben Humphreys of Hollis; sister, Loretta Davenport of Lompoc, CA; grandchildren, Christyl & Chris Rowland of Benton; Matthew & Heidi Pye of Jesseville; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Aleena Rowland; Hunter, Nicholas and Madilyn Pye.

Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Hollis with Bro. Rick Humphreys officiating. Burial will be at Nooner Cemetery. Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 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 May 27, 2015)

Humphreys, Nevelle

Nevelle Humphreys, formerly of Rover, passed away in Kansas City, Mo. where he and his family have been living since 1953. He was born June 10, 1904 in Rover, and passed away June 4, 1954, with death being due to a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Neomia; a daughter, Annie Maud, a son, Willie Reuben; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Humphreys of Rover; a sister, Mrs. Tom Pugh also of Rover; a brother Sherman Humphreys of Kansas City, Mo. a sister, Mrs. Glynn McBride of Madison, Wise. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, June 10, 1954)


Humphreys, Neville "Fiddler"

Neville "Fiddler" Humphreys, aged 49, died at his home in Kansas City, Friday, after a very short illness.Mr. Humphreys had resided near Rover a long time, before going to Kansas City about a year ago. He was a native of Steve, a son of Robert R. and Anne Briggs Humphreys. In Kansas City he was employed by the Benson Mfg. Co., as Foreman Tool Checker.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Neomia Hunnicutt Humphreys, one son, Willie Reuben, .one daughter, Annie Maude, of the home, one brother, Sherman, of Kansas City, two-sisters, Mrs. Mary Joe McBride, Madison, Wisc.; and Mrs. Tom Pugh of Rover, and his parents, of Rover.

Funeral services were held at the Rover Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Baptist Minister, Rev. J. D. Seymour, officiating. Interment in Rover cemetery. Services were in charge of the Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. . Casket Bearers were Buel Turner, Fred Blackstock, Joe Light, Buford Compton, W. Jay Clement, .W. T. Pugh, Albert Peck, and Carl Rowland. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 6-10-1954)


Humphreys, Richard

Two Brothers Die in Well Mishap - Two brothers died in a 47 foot well near Cove Mt. Tower last Thursday (5-24-1956). Richard Humphreys, 31, was overcome by what was described as a damp gas, resembling sewer gas, while he was cleaning out the well. He shouted that he was becoming ill and William Humphreys, 37, descended a rope to the bottom. William tied the rope about his brother, who others pulled to the top. By the time Richard was pulled out, he was dead. The rope was lowered to William. As he was being pulled up, he lost his grip and fell. He also was dead by the time he could be gotten out, either from injuries suffered in the fall or as a result of the gas. Each brother leaves a widow and six children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 31, 1956)


Humphreys, Roma

Roma Humphreys, 64, of Danville, died at the Yell County hospital Thursday, November 4th [1965]. He was a retired farmer and a mason.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Robert L. of St. Louis, James H. of Danville; three daughters, Mrs. Susie C. Harvey of Briggsville, Mrs. Margaret Trent of Danville and Mrs. Dessie M. Avery of Lawton, Okla.; three brothers, Lee of Waldron, Zack of Dermont and Jess of MeGeehee; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Missionary Baptist Church in Danville by Rev. McElroy Saturday and burial was in the Point Lookout Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Humphreys, Roma

Roma Humphreys, 64, of Danville, died at the Yell County hospital Thursday, November 4th [1965]. He was a retired farmer and a mason.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Robert L. of St. Louis, James H. of Danville; three daughters, Mrs. Susie C. Harvey of Briggsville, Mrs. Margaret Trent of Danville and Mrs. Dessie M. Avery of Lawton, Okla.; three brothers, Lee of Waldron, Zack of Dermont and Jess of MeGeehee; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Missionary Baptist Church in Danville by Rev. McElroy Saturday and burial was in the Point Lookout Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Humphreys, Sherman (Tip)

Sherman (Tip) Humphreys, age 86, of Raytown, MO died May 28, 2001 in Baptist Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He was born January 17, 1915 in Rover, AR, son of Reuben and Annie Humphreys.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Pearl Miller Humphreys, his parents, two brothers, Nevelle and Laudelle Humphreys, infant twin sisters and a sister, Sybil Pugh of Rover, AR.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Jo McBride of Little Rock, AR; two nephews; three nieces; several great-nieces arid nephews, cousins and many friends wherever he was known.

Even though he had a congenital hearing problem, he was determined to do his past in World War II, even though he could not qualify for combat. He went to K. C. and worked at the North American Aircraft factory as a Master Electrician wiring B-25 Bombers until the war was over. Never allowing his hearing handicap to prevent success in anything he attempted, he became a Master Watchmaker graduating at the head of his group of 400 Watchmakers. After owning his own Jewelry Store in K. C. for a number of years, he became Hall's Hallmark Co. main jeweler and watchmaker until his poor eyesight necessitated his retirement. When Sherman was in his teens he joined the Baptist Church of Rover, AR and practiced his faith all his life; He was a supporter of Bales Baptist Church in Kansas City and attended Bible Study each week where he lived. His great sense of humor and a kind and helpful spirit among his neighbors and anybody whom he could help, made him well known and loved. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends, but many happy, memories of him and his life will remain. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 6, 2001)


Humphreys, William

Two Brothers Die in Well Mishap - Two brothers died in a 47 foot well near Cove Mt. Tower last Thursday (5-24-1956). Richard Humphreys, 31, was overcome by what was described as a damp gas, resembling sewer gas, while he was cleaning out the well. He shouted that he was becoming ill and William Humphreys, 37, descended a rope to the bottom. William tied the rope about his brother, who others pulled to the top. By the time Richard was pulled out, he was dead. The rope was lowered to William. As he was being pulled up, he lost his grip and fell. He also was dead by the time he could be gotten out, either from injuries suffered in the fall or as a result of the gas. Each brother leaves a widow and six children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 31, 1956)


Humphreys, William Richard

William Richard Humphrey, 91, of Danville died Monday. He was a retired farmer and has served for 33 years as secretary of the Fourche Valley School Board. He was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, J. R. Humphrey of Little Rock; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Click of El Dorado, Mrs. W. B. Castleberry of Danville, Mrs. Pete Scott and Mrs. Thed Pickens of New Mexico; one brother, Reuben Humphrey of Rover; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Densmore and Mrs. Effie Gladden of Oklahoma, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church at Danville and burial was at the Rover Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1966)

Hundley, Howard P.

Howard P. Hundley, age 77 of West Sacramento, CA died Sunday, March 12, 2000. He was born December 4, 1922 in Casa AR to the late Springer and Lillie Parker Hundley. He was retired from Western Machinery in West Sacramento, CA.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillie Ann Hundley.

He is survived by, his wife of 41 years, Bettie Hundley; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jess and Brenda Hundley and Fred Hundley; two daughters and son-in-law Linda Hundley and Diane and Gary Self all of West Sacramento, CA; two brothers and sister-in-law, Josh and Reba Hundley of Sacramento, CA and Poker Hundley of Dardanelle, AR; four grandchildren, Jenice Hendley, Jess Hundley Jr. Cassandra Self and Nicholas Carpenter.

Graveside service was Friday at New Hope Cemetery by Rev. Bob Huie. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 22, 2000)


Hundley, James W. "Poker

James W. "Poker Hundley, age 80 of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born August 14, 1920 in Bryant's Cove, AR to the late Springer W. and Lillian Parker Hundley. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Ben Hogan Construction Company, a farmer, 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Hundley.

Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Joe Dan and Kathy Hundley of Tulsa, OK; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Clifford Parsons and Brenda and Glen Moudy all of Dardanelle, AR; one brother, H. M. "Josh" Hundley of Sacramento, CA; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 2, 2001 at New Hope Cemetery by Rev. Bob Hule. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 4, 2001)


Hundley, Jewel Beck

Jewel Beck Hundley, age 93, of Dardanelle died Saturday at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born June 4, 1908 in Casa. She was the daughter of the late George M. and Lucinda Elizabeth Mills Beck. She was a homemaker and worked for Valmac, now Tyson Industries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hundley; 3 sons, Jack, Gordon Lee, and an infant son; and one sister.

Survivors include her daughter, Doris Hickey of Dardanelle; six grandchildren, Kevin and Kim Hundley of Rhode Island, Tracy and Gordon Parker of Wills Point, TX, William L. Hickey, Jr. of Wills Point, TX, and Kim Hickey of Dardanelle, AR; three great grandchildren, J. J. and Brooke Hickey of Dardanelle, and Ross Michael Hickey of South Lake, TX; brothers, Lester Beck of Casa, Gaines B. Beck of Sikeston, MO, W. L. Beck of Pensacola, FL; two daughters-in-law, Betty Lou Hundley of Wills Point, TX and Louise Hundley of West Warwick, R. I. and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were Sunday, December 23 at 3:00 p. m. at Bryant's Cove Cemetery with Rev. True Fitch officiated by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 26, 2001)


Hundley, Katherine M.

Ms. Katherine M. Hundley, age 91, of Little Rock, AR died Wednesday, January 29, 1997 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, retired teacher from Conway and Yell County. She was born June 9, 1905 to the late George W. and Georgia E. Bennette Hundley.

Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Mallie Stokes of Muskogee, OK, Mrs. Opal Redditt and Miss. Ludy Vey Hundley both of Little Rock, AR; also included are a host of nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at the Bryants Cove Community Building January 31, 1997 by the Rev. Ray Smith. Interment followed in the Bryants Cove Cemetery. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Memorials may be made to the Bryants Cove Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Ward, 60 Tulip Road, Casa, AR 72025. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 5, 1997)


Hundley, Lillie (Parker) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Lillie P. Hundley, aged 64, of Garden Bottoms, wife of Springer W. Hundley, died Friday at a Russellville hospital. She was a native of Snowball and a Baptist.

Other survivors included three sons, James Hundley of Carden Bottoms, Howard and Herman Hundley, both of Sacramento, California; two brothers, Monroe M. Parker of Carden Bottoms and Floyd Parker of Long Beach, California; a sister Ada Jenkins of Willow Falls, OKla., four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by Rev. Jimmy short. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 5, 1962)

Hundley, Ludy

Ludy Hundley, age 97 of Little Rock, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. She was born July 3, 1910, near Casa, the daughter of the late George W and Georgia E. Bennett Hundley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, S. W Hundley, WM. "Bill" Hundley, Alf Hundley, Percy Hundley, and an infant brother, Phineas Hundley; seven sisters, Jeanie Webb, Mayme Wilson, Angia McDonough, Agnes Stokes, Mallie Stokes, Katherine Hundley, and Thelma Harper. Ludy retired in 1982 after over 50 years of teaching school, 20 years of which was on foreign soil, working on military bases around the world.

Survivors include one sister, Opal Redditt of Little Rock and a host of nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services were held Friday, November 16, 2007, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Rev. Wayne Bookout officiating. Interment was in Bryant's Cove Cemetery. Pallbearers were A. D. Brixey, Bill Ward, Quentin Johnson, Roy Tillman, Jr. Marion Gordon, and A. B. Hundley. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Wyatt and Roger Stover. In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bryant's Cove Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Ward, 60 Tulip Road, Casa, AR 72025. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 21, 2007)


Hunnicutt, Alja H.

Mr. Alja H. Hunnicutt, age80, of Rover, Yell County, AR died Wednesday, November 13, 1996 at his home. He was born April 4, 1916 in Gravelly, AR to the late C.E. and Lula Hunnicutt. He was a retired farmer and cattleman and a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include: wife, Elois Jones Hunnicutt; two sons, Grady and Wayne Hunnicutt of Russellville; three daughters, Deltha Lowe of Portland, OR, Ola Jean Forrest of Jacksonville, FL and Pat James of Danville, AR; three brothers, Alvis Hunnicutt of Russellville, Troy and Delmas Hunnicutt of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Leola Wagner of Tulsa, OK and Elsie Kitchens of River Bank, CA; then grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Service was Friday at the Gravally Methodist Church with the Rev. Charlie Jones and Rev. Roy Forrest officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Brad James, Blake James, Craig Hunnicutt, Brian Hunnicutt, Lanny Dale Jones and Randal Jones. Honorary: Roy Colbert, Steve Matheson, Rick Sherrill, Billy Lofland, Jr., Jerry Jones, Trey Prewitt and Phillip Robinson. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 11-20-1996)


Hunnicutt , Alja H. (Memory Card)

IN LOVING MEMORY ALJA H. HUNNICUTT

BIRTH April 4, 1916, GRAVELLY, ARKANSAS

FOUND ETERNAL REST November 13, 1996, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE GRAVELLY METHODIST CHURCH, 2:00 P. M. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1996, GRAVELLY, AR.

OFFICIATING REVEREND CHARLIE JONES, REVEREND ROY FORREST

BURIAL PARKS CEMETERY, SCOTT COUNTY, AR.

SURVIVORS: WIFE, ELOIS JONES HUNNICUTT, SONS, GRADY, WAYNE, DAUGHTERS, DELTHA LOWE, OLA JEAN FORREST, PAT JAMES, BROTHERS, ALVIS, TROY, DELMAS, SISTERS, LEOLA WAGNER, ELSIE KITCHENS, TEN GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 11/13/1996)


Hunnicutt, Arthur

Actor Who Stayed Behind Beard for 45 Years Dies Arthur Hunnicutt, who hid behind my beard through 30 pictures and 25 Broadway plays spanning 45 years, died Wednesday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital. He was 69 and had cancer.

Hunnicutt who boasted he last shaved in 1918 first drew critical acclaim in the 1930s in William Saroyan's play Love's Old Sweet Song. The star of that production was Walter Huston, who advised Hunnicutt never to accept a role if you aint part of the plot. Because if you are, they cant leave you out. The gravel voiced actor said that was the only advice he followed when he came to Hollywood and accepted a one-picture-a-year contract from Howard Hawks.

I never was too-fussy, what, that picture was about he told retired Times film critic Philip K. Scheuer in 1952 just so I was IN it. Hunnicutt whos most recent country-style roles were in the AcademyAward-wining movies Cat Ballou and Harry and Tonto was born in Arkansas and raised on a farm. And although he never succeeded in losing his Arkansas drawl, his acting abilities were such that he once portrayed Julius Caesar off Broadway.

Called the male Marjorie Main by writers and critics, he made his movie debut in 1942 in Wildcat and followed that with a series of Westerns and Civil War pictures that included Broken Arrow, The Red Badge of Courage and The Big Sky. He was the grizzled frontiersman who led Gary Cooper's troopers through the Florida swamp in Distant Drums and the hard-bitten Revolutionary War leader in Wall Disney's Swamp Fox television series. His last major role before he fell ill in 1974 was as the cat seller in Harry and Tonto. His other film credits included Pinky The Million Dollar Duck and El Dorado.

He leaves his wife, Pauline, of Los Angeles.

Services were held Friday at Old North Church, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills.

Pictures include in Obit were Hunnicutt in Bonanza, 1970 and picture of Arthur Hunnicutt and Gary Cooper in Distant Drums. 1952. Born: Feb 17, 1919; Died Sept 26, 1979, Burial Sept 28, 1979. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Los Angeles Times; 10/1/1979)


Hunnicutt, Arthur

Arthur Hunnicutt, Actor, Former Yell Countian Dies In California At age 68 Arthur Hunnicutt, a native of Gravelly, known as one of the best character Hollywood actors, died last Wednesday at the age of 68 after a long illness. Known for his unmistakably shaggy beard he grew in the 1950's, Hunnicutt became well known for his country-style parts he played in Academy Award-winning movies, Cat Ballou and Harry and Tonto.

He and his brothers were raised at Gravelly at the northeast border of Yell County. Hunnicutt attended school at Gravelly and came back there to teach after he completed his college degree, where he met his wife, Pauline, who also was a teacher at the school. He died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California where he had been a patient since August 1978, a hospital spokesman said.

Born in 1911 in Gravelly, Hunnicutt graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas at Conway) and made his movie debut in 1942 with a role in Wildcat. In the 1950s, he appeared in a series of Westerns and Civil War movies, including Broken Arrow, The Red Badge of Courage and The Big Sky. Specializing in slow-speaking country characters, Hunnicutt established a solid career throughout the '60s and early '70s before he fell ill in 1974. Besides his role as the cat seller in Harry and Tonto, a story about an old man and a cat that won an Oscar for Art Carney in 1974, Hunnicutt also appeared in Cat Ballou, a spoof Western that won an Oscar for Lee Marvin in 1965. He appeared with John Wayne, who also died of cancer earlier this year, in El Dorado in 1967. In 1971, Hunnicutt appeared in the Walt Disney movie, Million Dollar Duck, and was cast in The Revengers a year later. Most recently he appeared on Broadway in Love's Old Sweet Song.

Hunnicutt, a member of the Screen Actors' Guild and Actors Equity is survived by his wife, Pauline Hunnicutt of Los Angeles, and three brothers Julian Hunnicutt of Danville. Gene Hunnicutt of Clarksville and Alvin Hunnicutt of Burbank, CA.

Funeral was at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Forrest Lawn Hollywood Hills Chapel, Bur-bank, CA. Graveside service an burial was in Coop Prairie Cemetery at Mansfield (Sebastian County) on Monday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 10/3/1979)


Hunnicutt, Bobby Sue (Templeman) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Bobby Sue Hunnicutt 33, of Moorpark, Calif., died during childbirth at a Ventura hospital on December 22. The infant, a boy, died two days later. Mrs. Hunnicutt, a native of Danville, had lived in Ventura County for the past 27 years.

She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Jimmy, and a daughter, Terry, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Audie Templeman of Havana; two brothers, Bill Templeman of Moorepark and Thurman Templeman of Havana; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Foster of Havana and Mrs. Salley Hilton, Mrs. Melba Hodges and Mrs. Willa Withington, all of Moorpark.

Funeral services were held at the Moorpark Community Methodist Church with burial in Ivy Lawn Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1965)

Hunnicutt, Bruce Lamar

Bruce Lamar Hunnicutt, age 72, of Gravelly, AR passed away from this life on November 18, 2002. He was born on October 10, 1930 in Gravelly, the youngest of 14 children of the late William C. and Maude Hunnicutt. He was a member of the Nola Church of Christ and Gravelly Rural Fire Department. He was retired from General Motors in Kansas City and was an active poultry and cattle farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years and best friend, Nella Harberson Hunnicutt; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Pamela Hunnicutt of Gravelly; and daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ron Sayre of Shawnee, KS; granddaughters, Randi Hunnicutt of Waldron, AR and Kaitlin Hunnicutt of Gravelly; grandsons, Shawn, Eric and Aaron Green of Gravelly and Stephen and Mike Sayre of Shawnee, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Bobbi Hunnicutt of Danville and Wayne and Rosetta Hunnicutt of Harvey; sisters, Myrtle Hunnicutt Duvall of Albany, MO and Lois Hunnicutt Douthit of Carlisle and a host of friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. and Maude Hunnicutt and 9 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 11:00 a. m. at the Nola Church of Christ with burial at the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Shawn, Eric and Aaron Green and Stephen and Mike Sayre and Mark Wagner. Honorary will be Jake Pickens, Gene James, Ezell Jones and J. B. Wagner. Memorial contributions can be made to the Young Gravelly Cemetery Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 20, 2002)


Hunnicutt, Bruce Larmar

Bruce Larmar Hunnicutt, 72, of Gravelly dies Sunday, November 18, at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. He was born October 10, 1930, at Gravelly, he was the youngest of 14 children to the late William C. "Will" and Maude Pearl Smith Hunnicutt. He was a poultry and cattle farmer, and retired from General Motors Corporation. He was a member of the Nola Church of Christ and the Gravelly Rural Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nell Harberson Hunnicutt; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Pamela Hunnicutt of Gravelly; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ron Sayre of Shawnee, Kan.; two granddaughters, Randi Hunnicutt of Waldron and Kaitlin Hunnicutt of Gravelly; four grandsons, Shawn Eric and Aaron Green of Gravelly, Stephen and Mike Sayre of Shawnee, Kan.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Bobbi Hunnicutt of Danville and Wayne and Rosetta Hunnicutt of Harvey; two sisters, Myrtle Hunnicutt Duvall of Albany, Mo., and Lois Hunnicutt Douthit of Carlisle; and a mother-in-law, Wilma Haberson of Waldron.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nola Church of Christ with Brother Leonard Fuson officiating. Burial will be in the Young Gravelly Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be Shawn, Eric and Aaron Green, Stephen and Mike Sayre and Mark Wagner. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 20, 2002)

Hunnicutt, Christean Wood

Christean Wood Hunnicutt, 81, a resident of Russellville, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home. She was born May 12, 1928, at Bluffton, to Monroe H. and Hester Worley Wood. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russellville and a former member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Camarillo, California for 45 years where she was president of the Womens Missionary Society and held offices on many church committees and taught Sunday school. She loved decorating cakes, making hats, and ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, C. T. Wood, and two sisters, Lillian Reed and Mary Cluck.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Duwayne Hunnicutt of Russellville; two sons, Larry Hunnicutt of Russellville and Ken Hunnicutt of Wenatchee, Washington; three sisters, Lorene Clayton of Dallas, Texas, Berline Patton of Bluffton, and Inez Aikman of Bluffton; and two grandchildren, Meredith and Alex Hunnicutt, both of Wenatchee, Washington.

The funeral was July 20, 2009, at Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Tom Walker, the Rev. Dale Hunnicutt and the Rev. Stephen Davis officiating. Burial was in Young Gravelly Cemetery at Gravelly, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Jack Aikman, James Aikman, Chris Briggs, Grady Hunnicutt, Wayne Hunnicutt and Ted Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were John Lonon, Robin Shaddox, and Dr. Kevin Beavers. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, Post Office Box 36, Russellville, Arkansas 728110036. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009)


Hunnicutt, Eldora

Mrs. Eldora Hunnicutt, aged 82, of Gravelly died Wednesday, June 1, 1960. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors are her husband, George Hunnicutt; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Riley of Ola, Mrs. Mollicie Lemons of Gravelly; three sons, Fred Blackstock of Plainview, George Hunnicutt of Dumas, Albert Hunnicutt of Los Angeles, Calif; one brother, Rev. T. J. Wilson of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Yates of Waldron, Mrs. Fannie Smith of Tulsa; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1960)


Hunnicutt, Geo. W.

Just at the hour of going to press we learn of the death of Rev. Geo. W. Hunnicutt venerable Baptist minister, which occurred at an early hour yesterday morning at his home in Danville.

The funeral service was held at the Baptist Church in Danville this, afternoon, burial being in New Bethel Cemetery at Kingston. A more extended notice concerning this noble Christian citizen will appear later. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 6-27-1940)


Hunnicutt, George Washington (Rev.)

Rev. G.W. Hunnicutt, 73, died at his home in Danville, Wednesday, June 26. A native of Canton, Ga., he came to Yell County, Ark., when just a boy. At Young Gravelly last year he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his preaching at that place. He was a Baptist minister 54 years, was a charter member of the Baptist church of Danville and its first pastor, where his widow now remains the only charter member. It is believed that Rev. Mr. Hunnicutt has baptized more people, married more couples, and conducted more funerals than anyone who has lived in this section of the state. He was known and loved by many people in this region. The Rev. Mr.

Hunnicutt is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. D.J. Mills, Shidler, Oklahoma; Mrs. C.C. Brown, Shawnee, Oklahoma;; and Mrs. W.W. Watkins, Arkadelphia; four sons, N.G., Danville; Dewey, Newkirk Oklahoma; O.B., Ft. Smith, and Loyd, DeQueen; two sisters, Mrs. J.L Cowger, Danville, and Mrs. John Lemons, Oktaha, Oklahoma; and six brothers, Noble T. and Jim both of Warner, Oklahoma; Cody, Gravelly; Carence, Cotton Plant; and Joe Hunnicutt, Corley, Arkansas; and Wallace of Colorado.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church of Danville, conducted by Rev. L.R. Ashley of Morrilton. Burial was in New Bethel cemetery where a daughter and son are buried. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1940)

Hunnicutt, Jess A.

Jess A. Hunnicutt, age 73, of Ola died Wednesday, September 17, 1969 at a Yell County hospital. He was a retired lumberman, a native of Gravelly, the son of the late John and Molley Wilson Hunnicutt, a member of the Baptist church and a 50 year Mason.

Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Lula Wilson Hunnicutt of the home; two sons, Q. D. Hunnicutt of Booneville and H. H. Hunnicutt of Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Japolene Manning of Booneville and Mrs. Willo Dean McCoy of California; two brothers, John D. Hunnicutt of Arizona and Raymond Hunnicutt of Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Dusky Barrick of Mena, Mrs. Nancy Ollar of Mena and Mrs. Martha Stanley of Carlisle and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Ola Baptist Church Friday afternoon by Rev. Bill Williams, assisted by the Rev LeRoy Harpe and Rev. Pollard. Interment was at the Ola Cemetery. Services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-25-1969)


Hunnicutt, Jim

Former Gravelly Resident Dies in Oklahoma- Jim Hunnicutt died at Warner, Okla. Thursday, September 16, 1948. He was raised at Gravelly and lived there many years. He was the brother of Mrs. J. I. Cowger. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 23, 1948)


Hunnicutt, Johnnie Delolah

Johnnie Delolah Hunnicutt, age 80 of Ola, died Friday, June 4. 2010 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born September 5, 1929, in Yell County, Arkansas, to the late Clifton and Dollie Light Green. She was a retired cook for the Plainview School District and later Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Plainview VFW Women's Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace "Glen" Hunnicutt; and a brother, Elms Green.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and Sammy George of Plainview; five sons and daughters-in-law, Clifton and Susan Hunnicutt of Danville, J. A. and Diane Hunnicutt of Nola, Charles E. Hunnicutt of Holden, MO, Cody E. Hunnicutt of Bangor, ME, and Steven R. Hunnicutt of Plainview; sister, Juanita Briley of Plainview; 12 grandchildren and. 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Monday at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010)


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