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Junyor, Alma Joann

Alma Joann Junyor, age 67 of Dardanelle passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008. She was born November 20, 1940, in Black Oak, Arkansas to the late Robert Benjamin and Alma Matie Morton Junyor. She was a member of the Dardanelle St. Augustines Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Theadore Edwards, Jr.; brothers, Edward Lee Junyor, Erman Junyor and Ronnie Junyor.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa Duncan, Roberta and Robert Taylor, Terrie and Steve McCage all of Dardanelle; sons, Ted Edwards of Dardanelle, Tim and Cindy Edwards of Taft, California; sister, Mary Junyor of Clarksville; brothers, Elbert and Alice Junyor of Jonesboro and Harold Junyor of Bakersfield, California; sister-in-law, Barbara Junyor of Caraway, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 11:00 a. m. at the Veterans Park in Dardanelle. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 24, 2008)


Justice, Helen Francis

Helen Francis Justice, age 74 of Ashland City, TN died February 15, 1999 at Nashville Memorial Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born October 4, 1924 to Julian and LaVesta Ryles Hunnicutt at Gravelly, AR. She was a homemaker and member of the Neptune United Methodist Church, Ashland City, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Atlas Justice and a daughter, Sherry Diane Justice.

She is survived by Keith Justice and Michael Justice both of Ashland City, TN; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was February 17th at the Boyd Ashland City Funeral Home with Bro. Barry King officiating. Burial was in Smith Neptune Cemetery in Ashland City, TN. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 1999)


Justice, Linda Kay (Whittington)

Linda Kay Jestice, age 72, of Havana passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born November 1, 1944 in Hermitage, Arkansas to the late Ezra Quince & Audrey Ellen Nixon Whittington. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dewitt Allen Jestice; grandson, Joseph Crites; brothers, Willis Whittington and James Whittington.

Survivors include her daughters & sons-in-law, Sherry & Aaron Albright of Havana; Penny & Jason Smith of Havana; sister, Opal Nelms of Havana; grandchildren, Justin & Melissa Crites of Plainview; Cody West of Dardanelle; Shelby Albright of Havana; Hannah Smith of Havana; great-grandsons, Michael, and Gabe Crites; special friend Carroll Ray Burrows of Havana; sister-in-law, Nikki & Jerry Wade of Maumelle.

Memorial service was held at 10 am Monday, December 19, 2016, at Waveland Community Church. Burial will be at Piney Cemetery. 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 21, 2016)

Justus, Orlanden Kenneth

Orlanden Kenneth Justus, 63, of Dardanelle, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at UAMS. (University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AR) He was born May 8, 1947 at Kansas City, Missouri to the late Orlanden Kenneth Justus Sr. and Helen Francis Miller Justus.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Pat Justus of Dardanelle; two daughters, Debbie McCutcheon and husband Roger of Dardanelle, Teresa Wiley and husband Larry Don of Jerusalem; son, David Willis and wife Tonya of Jerusalem; brother-in-law, James McDonald and wife Marilyn of North Little Rock; two sisters- in-law, Betty Knife and husband Raymond of North Little Rock, Judy McDonald of Ola; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 19, 2011)

Kaden, John C.

John C. Kaden, age 96 of Dardanelle, formerly of Berryville, Arkansas died Wednesday at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born October 27, 1906 in Hannibal, Missouri; he was the son of the late George P. and Anna M. Ruhl Kaden. He was a cattle and crop farmer and had worked for the Farmall Tractor Company. He was a member of the Berryville First Christian Church, which he joined at age 13.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Darlene Kaden, and Lula M. Sandidge Jennings Kaden, who he married in Dardanelle on June 15, 1946; a son, Robert Kaden; daughters, Barbara Kaden Hensley and Marlene Kaden; sisters, Lula Reed and Daisy Hill; a grandson and 3 great grandchildren.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, John "Jack" W. and Ethel Kaden, and Charles W. Kaden, all of Springfield, MO; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Laura and Bobby Callan of Dardanelle; grandchildren, Tommy and Mary, Deborah, and Carol Hensley all of Galesburg, IL, Charles, Christopher, Crystal, and Barbara Kaden, all of Illinois; step-grandchildren and spouses, Dana and Ray Edwards of Dardanelle and Lloyd and Cyndia Callan of Pottsville; 8 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and 1 step-grandchild.

Funeral services were Friday, December 13, 2002, at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle with the Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Jake Jones, Tony Sigle, Brent Baker, Steve Johnston, Bob Bata, and Oliver Pickens. Honorary was Buck Martin, Bob Grace, Claudie Norris, Rick Yeager and staff of the Dardanelle Nursing Center. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 18, 2002)


Kaden, Lula M.

Mrs. Lula M. Kaden, age 90 of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, October 22, 1999 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born July 9, 1909 in Surgoinsville, TN to the late Hast M. and Flora A. Jones Sandidge. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Christian Church in Berryville, AR.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hay den Jennings; a daughter, Mary, Ann Jennings; three brothers, W. D. Sandidge, John Robert Sandidge and Hast M. Sandidge, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Bass and Mrs. J. W. Clifton; a step-son, Tommy Kaden; two step-daughters, Marilyn Kaden and Barbara Hensley.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John C. Kaden; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Bobby Callan of Dardanelle; two step-sons and wife, Jack and Ethel Kaden and Charles Kaden all of Springfield, MO; one sister, Katherine Thompson of Jonesboro, TN; two grandchildren, Lloyd Callan of Russellville and Dana Callan Edwards of Dardanelle, AR; one great-granddaughter, Savanah Faith Callan of Russellville; three step-grandchildren, Chris Kaden, Crystal Kaden and Charlie Kaden, Jr. all of Illinois; step-son-in-law, Ralph Hensley of Chicago, IL and a host of Hensley step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Services were October 24, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. Floyd Ervin officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral" Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Tony Sigle, Bob Bata, Jake Jones, Leon Sitton, Oliver Pickens, Bob, Allen Grace. Honorary: Bob George, Brad McCain, Dean, McCain, Roy Buck Martin and Claudie Norris. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 1999)


Kalk, Daniel Robert Lee

Daniel Robert Lee Kalk, 2 months old, of Ola passed away August 8, 2016. He was born June 3, 2016, in Forrest City, Arkansas to Shelly Marie Kalk.

Survivors include his mother; sisters, Natalie & Nadia; brothers, Dillon & Darron; grandparents, Donnie Lee Kalk, Cindy & Lynn Ryan, Sylvia & Robert Lee Johnston; great-grandmother, Jo Ann Annis and many other aunts, uncle and cousins.

Graveside service was held at 9 am Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Salem Cemetery in Plainview. 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 Aug 17, 2016)

Kampen, Evert Van

Evert Van Kampen was born August 30, 1912 at Sully, Iowa to Evert and Nellie Van Kampen of Sully. He passed away January 16, 1997 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He farmed in the Sully, Iowa and New Sharon, Iowa area for a number of years. He was a salesman for the Harper Brush Company of Fairfield, IA for over forty years. He lived in California for approximately ten years, then moved to Arkansas in the late 1980s. In 1991 he was married to Clara Smith. They continued to live in Arkansas until Evert passed away. While living in Arkansas Evert continued his occupation as salesman for the Harper Brush Company. He enjoyed the rural life and loved raising a large garden. He wanted to work and found it very difficult to accept his failing health and inability to work in the last few months. Evert and Clara attended the Assembly of God Church in Havana, AR when their health allowed them to.

He had five children Helen Louise, Frederick Evert, Donald Eugene, Ivan Dewayne and Iva Mae. Helen and Ivan preceded him in death. Frederick lives in Marcola, OR, Donald at Montezuma, IA and Iva Mae at Bussey, IA. He has nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was January 20th at the Assembly of God Church in Havana, AR. He was laid to rest at the Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill, AR. His wife Clara is still living at their home in Havana, AR. Services by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 22, 1997)


Kane, Joseph Kahalau "Dusty"

Joseph Kahalau "Dusty" Kane III, age 47, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, November 13. 1999. He was born December 19, 1951 in Topeka, KS to the late Joseph Kahalau Kane. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a nuclear pipefitter.

Survivors are, his wife, Karen Witt Kane; two sons, Dustin Kane and Christopher Kane both of Dardanelle, AR; three daughters, Robin Christner of Abhene, KS, Jennifer Buchman of Council Grove, KS and Kyla Kane of Dardanelle, AR; his mother, Lola Kane of Apple Valley, CA; five brothers, Darrell Kane of Hawaii, Doug Kane of California, Arron Kane of Texas, Kevin and David Kane both of Kansas; six sisters, Karen Fritzer of Colorado, Denise Lewis and Darlinda Bishop both of California, Kandy Cape of Texas, Diane Smith and Alice Taylor both of Kansas; and two children, Evan and Natalie Christner both of Council Grove, KS.

Service will be Thursday, November 18 at 10 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. James Lowe and Rev. Tom Underhill officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers will be Dan Balloun, Steve Goocher, Frank Etzkorn, Glen Masters, Mark Garner, Pete Lewis, Phillip Bishop and Rick Lumpkins. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 17, 1999)


Karas, Karen Diane

Karen Diane Karas age 56 of Belleville died Thursday, August 31, 2006 at her home. She was born March 16, 1950 at Austin, Minnesota to the late George and Wilma Bell. She was employed by Wal-Mart in Dardanelle as a Shoe Department Manager.

Survivors include her husband, Al Karas of Belleville; brother, Kenny Bell of Austin, Minnesota.

Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Mountain Springs Cemetery on Chickalah Mountain with Rev. Bert Herzog officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 6, 2006)


Karnes, Jenifer Nicole

Jenifer Nicole Karnes, age 17, of Havana, AR died Monday, November 4, 2002 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR. She was born in Fort Smith, AR on September 27, 1985. She had been a resident at Brownwood Life Center in Fort Smith for the past 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Stermon Karnes.

She is survived by her parents, John David and Penny Ann Taylor Karnes; a brother, Curtis Taylor of Havana, AR; her grandparents, Peggy Karnes of Fort Smith, AR, Ollie and Ed Lund, Carl and Joanne Taylor and her great grandmother, Lucille Taylor all of Havana, AR; three uncles and wives, Steve and Pam Karnes of Natural Dam, AR, Randy and Lois Karnes of Tulsa, OK and Paul Karnes of Ft. Smith; a great uncle, Johnny Riddle of Clovis, CA; three aunts and husbands, Donna Taylor of Texarkana, AR, Patricia and Kevin Schneider of Havana and Diane Toussaint of Gore, OK and cousins, Michael and Daniel Karnes, Travis and Sam Karnes, Ike Dekam, Paul Mars, James and Christine Schneider and Jon and Julie Schneider.

Funeral services were November 8, 2002 at Moore's Chapel Church with Rev. Jim Robinson officiating. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Sam, Travis, Michael and Daniel Karnes, James Schneider, Paul Mars, and Danny and Tim Taylor. Memorials may be made to Brownwood Life Care, 2121 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 13, 2002)


Karnes, Mildred Iris Tapp

Mildred Iris Tapp Karnes, age 86, of Havana, AR died Saturday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born July 27, 1918 in Havana, AR to the late Millard F. and Mollie Davis Tapp. She was a retired poultry and cattle farmer, a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Millard F. "Pete" Tapp.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Sid Karnes; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Karnes of Pittsburgh, TX; four brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Grace Tapp of Del City, OK, Gene and Johnnie Tapp of Russellville, AR, Bill and Oda Tapp and Loyce and Betty Tapp all of Havana; two sisters, Joyce Adair of Havana, AR and Pat and Martin Feeny of Benton, AR; a sister-in-law, Faye Tapp of Havana, AR; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Service was Tuesday at the Havana Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Storts and Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Interment was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Hoover Willard, Bill Dickey, Ron Jackson, Mark Lane, Mark Gowen and Troyce Bird. Memorials may be made to the Havana First Baptist Church, PO Box 216, Havana, AR 72842. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 26, 2005)


Karnes, Sidney Jay Sid

Sidney Jay Karnes of Havana, Arkansas died Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Mitchells Nursing Home in, Danville. He was born August 18, 1914 in Dover, AR to the late William A. and Margaret "Maggie" Williams Karnes. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of Havana First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon since 1954. He was a retired poultry grader and farmer, and in his active years was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved the beauty of Gods nature.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mildred Tapp Karnes; his parents; fifteen siblings, Lee Alan, Claude, Cleo, Gus, Joe, Welzie, Ruth, Pauline, Mildred, Alice, Woodrow, Monroe, Opal, Lorraine and an infant baby boy.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Karnes of Pittsburg, TX; three grandchildren, Cheryl Thrasher and husband, Russell of Paris, TX. Jay Karnes and wife, Bobbie Jo, of Pittsburg, TX and Brian Karnes of Temple, TX; six great-grandchildren; sister, Esther parks of Dover, AR; brother, Lester Karnes of MI and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, James and Gracie Tapp, Gene and Johnnie Tapp, Bill and Oda Tapp, Joyce Adair, Loyce and Betty Tapp, Faye Tapp, and Patricia and Martin Feeny; many nieces, nephews, his church family and friends. Services will be held Wednesday, February 15 at 2:00 p. m. at Havana First Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Smith and Bro. Bill Storts officiating. Pallbearers will be Hoover Willard, Bill Dickey, Ron Jackson, Mark Lane, Mark Gower and Troyce Bird. Honorary pallbearers will be Lyndon Barker, Robert Yawn, Mark Moody and Jonathan Willard. Memorials may be made to Havana First Baptist Church, PO Box 216, Havana, AR 72842 or Gideons International. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 15, 2006)


Karnes, Sidney Jerry

Sidney Jerry Karnes, age 65 of Pittsburg, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Overton-Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, following a lengthy illness. Jerry was born August 19, 1945, in Paris, Arkansas, to the late Sid and Mildred Tapp Karnes. He married Barbara Tougaw Karnes on July 4, 1967, in Havana, Arkansas. He was a US Navy veteran and was serving aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea in 1968 and was a POW for almost a year. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart medal, Navy Commendation medal, POW medal, and Navy good conduct awards. He retired from the USDA grading services in 2005. His hobbies included woodworking, yard work, and household repair projects. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Texas.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Barbara Karnes, of Pittsburg, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Russell Thrasher of Paris, Texas, and sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Bobbie Jo Karnes of Pittsburg, Texas, and Brian and Julie Karnes of Temple, Texas; 9 grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, and Alison Thrasher of Paris, Texas, Tyler, Braden, and Sean Karnes of Pittsburg, Texas, and Madison and Preston Pratt and Landon Karnes of Temple, Texas. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Pearl Tougaw of Havana, Arkansas, brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were Sunday, May 29, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Havana, Arkansas. Interment was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery with military honors. Officiating were Bro. Larry Rice of Pittsburg, Texas, and Bro. Jeff Smith, aka "Bro. Gus" of Havana, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Larry Clemons, Eugene Tapp, William Tapp, Jr., Dale Tougaw, Ron Tougaw, Dennis Tougaw, Hoover Willard, and Jonathan Willard. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorials may be made to Hope for Hurting Hearts, P.O. Box 1245, Pittsburg, Texas 75686 www.hopeforhurtinghearts.org) or to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 307 Elm Street, Pittsburg, Texas. Services are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1, 2011)

Kassaw, Calvin "Cal"

Calvin "Cal" Kassaw, 61, of Dardanelle, AR, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his home in Dardanelle, AR. The son of Calvin and Rosemary Kassaw, he was born June 7, 1951 in Hot Springs, AR. He was a graduate of San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree. He was married to Norma Jean Kassaw. He was a United States Navy Veteran of VietNam, was awarded the air medal first strike flight award. He was a Process Engineer with Firestone Tube Co. for 22 Years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved singing and playing guitar. Cal also enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Gary Lynn Kassaw. Left to cherish his memory, is his loving wife Norma Kassaw of Dardanelle; two children Gregory Allen Kassaw & wife Heidi of Russellville and Beverly Anne Duhon of Union City, Ca; three step-children Larry Glock & wife Leigh of Bloomington, IL, Bryan Glock & wife Tiffany Ft. Huachuca, Az, and Jeanne Perry & husband Shay of Dardanelle; 12 grandchildren Emily Duhon of Union City, Ca, Kaleb, Erin, Jacob Kassaw all of Russellville, Cody Reid, Alexandria and Dayton Clark of Dardanelle, Dylan Perry of Dardanelle, Melody, Bryan II, Megan, and Benjamin Glock all of Ft.

Huchuca, Az.; one sister Sharon Ann Curtis of Dardanelle; and many nieces nephews and friends Funeral will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints near Danville. President Mike Black will officiate. Burial will be at Harkey Valley Cemetery in Chickalah, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 223. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, at the funeral home. 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 Dec 26, 2012)

Kassaw, Calvin Morris

Calvin Morris Kassaw, Sr. age 70 of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, August 17, 1998 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born June 21, 1928 at Royal to Clarence and Verna Byers Kassaw. He was a retired pipefitter. He repaired stringed musical instruments for Sound Investments and built various instruments including dulcimers, guitars and mandolins. He was emcee for the Spring Mountain Jamboree and a member of Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lynn Kassaw.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Stiener Kassaw; a son, Calvin Kassaw, Jr. of Dardanelle; a daughter, Sharon Curtis of Dardanelle; two brothers, Elmer Kassaw of Hot Springs, AR and Glenn Kassaw of Royal, AR; a sister, Grace Johnston of Royal, AR; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Robert Hinsen. Burial will be in Harkey's Valley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers include J. R. Curtis, Bryan Curtis, Greg Kassaw, William Johnston, Richard Kassaw, and Edward Kassaw. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 19, 1998)


Kassaw, Rosemary Louise

Rosemary Louise Kassaw, age 77 of Dardanelle died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Baptist Health Medical Center. She was born October 14, 1930 at Bluffton, OH to the late David G. and Louella Mae Moser Steiner. She retired from Dardanelle Hospital as an LPN.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin Kassaw, Sr. and an infant child, Gary Lynn Kassaw.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Norma Kassaw, Jr. of Dardanelle; daughter, Sharon Curtis of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 10:00 a. m. at Harkeys Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jr. and Brian Curtis, Anthony Wooten, Lanny Wooten, and Gregory Kassaw. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2008)


Keahey, Rayma Lorene (George)

Her obituary was published 25 Apr 2011, Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Rayma Keahey (July 5, 1912 - April 23, 2011) Funeral services for Mrs. Rayma Lorene George Keahey, 98, will be 10 AM Tuesday at the Church of Christ, St. Joe with Harlin Dewayne "Cooter" Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Mrs. Keahey was born in Yell County, Arkansas on July 5, 1912; she was the 3rd daughter of Joseph Ed and Irena Hale George. She passed from this life on Saturday morning April 23, 2011 at Franklin Medical Center. December 16, 1933 she was married to Jack Lynn Keahey of Lincoln County, Arkansas in Saint Joseph, to this union two sons were born Jack Lynn Keahey Jr. and Boyd Farrel Keahey.

All of the above preceded her in death including two sisters.

Survivors include her grandchildren Cush Keahey or Dallas, Texas, Drew Keahey of Columbia, Britt Keahey of Saint Joseph, Kelley Keahey Cummings of Monroe and Margo Keahey of Gallatin, TN; great grandchildren Jared and Jillian Keahey, Zach and Reed Keahey, Brittany and Farrel Keahey, Katherine Keahey Barber and Tabitha Howard; daughters-in- law Marie Keahey of Columbia and Linda Keahey of Saint Joseph; niece Lucille Day Putman of Baton Rouge, also survived by several great nieces and nephew's and many friends. Rayma has been a member of The Church of Christ, for more than 80 years a charter member of the Saint Joseph Congregation; where she taught Ladies and Children's Bible Classes for many years. She was also a member of the Tensas Garden Club and an artist. Pallbearers will be Scott Cummins, John Day, Britt Keahey, Cash Keahey, Drew Keahey, Farrel Keahey, Reed Keahey and Zach Keahey. Special thanks to the staff of Franklin Medical Center, TLC Hospice, Dewayne Butler, sitters and friends Marilyn Ratcliff and Theresa Glass. Memorials preferred to Tensas Academy or The Tensas Garden Club. [source: Yell County Historical & Genealogical Society Bulletin (PO Box 622, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas 72834), published in Volume 36, NO. 2, 2011] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,)

Keathley, Boyd A.

FORT SMITH -- Boyd A. Keathley, age 73, of Fort Smith, secretary to federal Judge Paul X Williams, died Sunday (December 31, 1978) at Washington County Regional Medical Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident about three weeks ago at Fayetteville. A native of Danville, Mr. Keathley was the court reporter for Pope County for 30 years before becoming Judge Williams' secretary. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star at Russellville and was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Federal Judiciary Secretary's Association.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marie Robinson Keathley; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Hammett of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Morse of Linden, Tex., and Mrs. Eric Cavaniss and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, both of Danville, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church here. Burial will be at Danville by Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Ark. Gazette, 1-1-1979)


Keathley, Boyd A.

Boyd A. Keathley, age 73, of Fort Smith, a Pope County court reporter for 30 years died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1978 at Washington County Regional Medical Center at Fayetteville of injuries suffered December 7 in a traffic accident at Fayetteville. Keathley was a native of Danville and was secretary to federal Judge Paul X. Williams. Before moving to Fort Smith from Russellville, he was court reporter for former Circuit Judge Audrey Strait of Morrilton. He was a member of the Eastern Star at Russellville, a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the First Methodist Church at Fort Smith, the Rotary Club, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Federal Judiciary Secretaries Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Robinson Keathley: one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Hammett of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother; R. C. Keathley of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Morse of Linden, TX, Mrs. Eric Caviness and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Danville; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held January 2 at the Roebuck Chapel of the First Methodist Church in Fort Smith and burial was at Danville in the Earl E. Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver Keathley, Robert F. Keathley, Dickie Keathley, Bood Keathley, Bob Nelson Pledger and Charlie Richison. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-10-1979)


Keathley, Buford L. "Bood"

Buford L. "Bood" Keathley, age 66, of Danville, passed away January 18, 2014. He was born June 10, 1947 to the late Dickie and Mary Nell Keathley. A lifelong Methodist and Democrat, Bood worked tirelessly for his family and his community. Bood was vice president of Chambers Bank in Danville and was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Rural Development Commission in April 2013. He was voted Citizen of the Year in 2008, and was instrumental in helping with the Millsap Community Center and the Danville courthouse renovation. Bood was a member of the Yell County Quorum Court, past member of Danville City Council, member of Danville Lions Club, past member of Yell County Equalization Board, member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He has organized programs for the past thirteen years though Chambers Bank to honor the Veterans of Yell County. He has been involved every year in helping all of our area schools through his work at Chambers Bank from helping obtain land for sports fields to organizing spelling bees and speak up contests. He was especially proud of recently helping obtain rural fire grants for Yell County fire departments through his work on the Arkansas Rural Development Commission. Bood attended Danville High School and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The town of Danville has truly been blessed to have had this man who cares about others and who often put their needs above his own. Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Mitchell Nursing Home for their love, care, and compassion.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sarah Johnson Keathley, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Scott Snider of Little Rock, Elizabeth and Bobby Rehm of Russellville, son Matthew Benson of Fayetteville, future daughter-in-law Maggie Hobbs of Little Rock, and grandchildren Keathley, Mary McKenzie, and Pearson Snider and Eliza Rehm.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Danville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Eubanks officiating. The burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Danville Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Danville First United Methodist Church. Pallbearers include Johnny Chambers, Danny Woodard, James Mitchell, Andy Tackett, Ryan Reynolds, A.J. Reynolds, Mike Novinger and Dr. Phillip Tippin. Honorary Pallbearers include Veterans of Yell County, Chambers Bank Employees, Thor Iverson, Jack Davis, Jack Wilson, Johnny Baker, Howard Dewitt, Ritchie Mathis, Greg Mathis and Joe Dan Hundley. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 22, 2014)

Keathley, Charlene

Mrs. Charlene Keathley, age 69, of Delaware, AR died Monday, January 20, 1997 at the Logan County Nursing Center. She was a member of the New Blaine Church of Christ, housewife and homemaker and was retired from Morton Foods. She was born December 22, 1927 in Paris, AR to the late Charlie and Amy Jones

She was preceded in death by her husband, George.

Survivors include two sons, Henry Keathley of Magazine, AR and Jimmy Keathley of Scranton, AR; two daughters, Amy Parker of Delaware, AR and Mary Arlene Tuszynski of Georgia; four sisters, Donnie Anderson, Ruth Corley and Bessie McCallister all of Little Rock and Minnie Biggs of Paris, AR; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was January 23 at the New Blaine Church of Christ by Mac. Parks. Interment was in the Elizabeth Hall Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Parks, Bill Jack Parker, Larry Miller, Johnny Foster, Edwin Henderson, Les Bowden. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 29, 1997)


Keathley, Dick Noble

DANVILLE -- Dick Noble Keathley, age 60, of Danville died Monday. He was plant operator of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company at Danville and a former city council member. He was a World War II veteran and a Methodist.

Survivors are his wife; Mrs. Mary Nell Compton Keathley; a son, Buford L (Bood) Keathley of Danville; a brother, Denver Keathley of Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Hugh Tucker of Louisiana, and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Danville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Memorial Cemetery here by Cornwell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Danville United Methodist Church (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Ark. Gazette, 2-27-1980)


Keathley, Fred Steward

Fred Steward Keathley; age 70, of 144 S.W. 89th St., Oklahoma City, OK died Tuesday, July 13 in Mercy Health Center. He was born in Danville, AR, the son of the late Virgil and Norvalle Alley Keathley. His early years were spent in Danville where he attended school and graduated from Danville High School. When a young man he moved to Henryetta, OK and later to Oklahoma City. He retired in 1967 from Tinker Air Force Base where he was an aircraft engine inspector.

Survivors include his wife, Violet of the home; a nephew, Herbert L. Keathley of Dallas, TX; a niece, Linda J. Keathley of San Antonio, TX, and several cousins and many friends in Arkansas, particularly in Yell County.

Wake services were held Wednesday at the Capitol Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Mass service was held at 2:00 Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a member. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 22, 1976)

Keathley, George D.

DARDANELLE - George D. Keathley, age 81, of New Elaine died Friday, January 24, 1986 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a native of Mount Vernon and a member of New Elaine Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlene Jones Keathley; two sons, Henry Keathley of Grapevine, 7Texas and Jimmy Keathley of Scranton; two daughters, Amy Parker of New Elaine and Mary Crandall of Clarksville, and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at New Elaine Church of Christ by Steve Sorrells. Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Keathley, Jack V.

Jack Virgle Keathley, age 62, of Danville, died Friday, June 7 at his home. He was a native of Yell County, the son of the late V. L. and Norvalle Alley Keathley. He was retired and a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Fred S. Keathley of Oklahoma City and one sister, Mrs. Helen Keathley Pound of Danville.

Funeral services were at the Danville United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Hillman Byram officiating. Interment was at the old Danville Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 13, 1974)

Keathley, Julia F.

Mrs. Julia F. Keathley, age 88, of Danville died Tuesday, June 2, 1970 at the Yell County Hospital. She was the widow of J. A. Keathley, a Methodist and a member of the. Women's Society of Christian Service.

Survivors include two sons, Boyd Keathley of Ft. Smith and Robert C. Keathley of Danville; three daughters, Mrs. Eric Caviness and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, both of Danville, and Mrs. S. J. Morse of Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd at Danville First Methodist Church. Burial was conducted at the Danville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-18-1970)


Keathley, Katie Lee (Mrs.)

Mrs. Katie Lee Keathley, aged 56, died Wednesday, March 13 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Herb L. Keathley Jr. of Dallas, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Mollie Barnett Smith of San Antonio; and one granddaughter, Linda. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Keathley, Katie Lee (Mrs.)

Mrs. Katie Lee Keathley, aged 56, died Wednesday, March 13 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Herb L. Keathley Jr. of Dallas, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Mollie Barnett Smith of San Antonio; and one granddaughter, Linda. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Keathley, Mary Nell

Mary Nell Keathley age 87 of Danville, AR died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at her home in Danville. She was born September 5, 1922 at Wing to the late Buford and Japp Caviness Compton. She retired from the U. S. Forest Service as office manager and was past director of the Yell County Hospital. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Danville, UM Womens Club and received a 50 year pin from Wesleyan Service Guild, Danville Ladies Bridge Club and was on the Yell County Homecoming Parade Committee. She was a devoted fan of the Danville Little Johns and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Dick Keathley and Odell Lewis.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bood and Sarah Keathley of Danville; a sister, Fanny George of Danville; two granddaughters and their spouses, Mary and Scott Snider of Little Rock, Elizabeth and Bobby Rehm of Russellville; grandson, Matthew Benson of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Keathley Snider, Mary McKenzie Snider, Pearson Snider and Eliza Rehm; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 2:00 P. M. at the United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ted Lyons, Johnny Chambers, James Mitchell, Danny Woodard, Bob Pledger and Boz Gault. Honorary Pallbearer was Jack Wilson. Memorial Donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 729, Danville, AR 72833. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010)


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