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James, Mona Dell (Weatherall) Frederick

Mona Dell James, age 86, of Havana, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at her home. She was born in Waveland on December 26 1926 to Earl and Lily Weatherall. Mona went to school in Waveland until the age of 16 when a dapper fellow, Jr. Frederick swept her off her feet. They were married by Vernon Pierce for the bargain price of 25 cents. The Williams and Davis girls all come running and gathered outside the house as the reception party. She was lucky to find her second love, Glendon James in later years. They were fortunate to spend a blissful 7 years together full of comfort and peace. Mona was and excellent cook. After spending a day in the fields picking cotton she begged to stay home and at the age of 7 or 8 learn to cook for the family instead of working in the fields. Papa Earl had to build her a box so she would be tall enough to reach the top of the wood cook stove. This is how she began a life long love for cooking which earned her the reputation as the best cook in the family. Known best for her peanut butter cookies and pies. Mona worked as a waitress to support her family. She was avid outdoors woman, who was known for her skills in both hunting and fishing, that left most others envious. Mona was a wonderful caretaker, she looked after her father, her husbands, her sister and even her father in law. Mona was most remembered for her fiery red hair and bright blues eye, and the sauciness to back it up. God blessed her with a big heart, generous spirit, and a cheerful optimism. Quick to laugh but able to set you straight if need be. She was loved much by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as countless others. She will be greatly missed by all. We love you GG! Always and Forever. Preceded in death by her husbands John Frederick Jr. and Glendon James; parents; twin infant boys; brother Voyn Weatherall and sister Lula Mae Stokes.

Survivors include daughters Marcia Dell Hockaday of Tomball, TX. and Sandra Lustig of Waveland; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Shanin Holt, Seth Lane, Dan Lane, Marvin Wallace, John Hockaday, Alan Pettycord and Amos Pettycord. Funeral service was March 28, 2013 at Waveland Community Church with Pastor Judy Hall officiating. Burial will be at Moores Chapel Cemetery. 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 Apr 3, 2013)

James, Noble Hershel

Noble Hershel James, age 83 or Havana, AR died Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Oak Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville, AR. He was born May 28, 1922 in Waveland, AR to the late Arthur and Ovelene Catlett James. He was retired farmer and land surveyor. He was a US Naval Air Force Cadet, member of the United Methodist Church in Waveland and the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Media Beth Williams James and brothers, James, John, Ray, Raydus, Opal and Glendon.

He is survived by a sister, Edna Littlefield of Waveland, AR; four sisters-in-law, Ruby McKee and Virginia James both of Waveland, AR, Willie McBride of Dardanelle, AR and Frances Mathis of Shawnee, OK and a host of loving nephews, nieces and friends.

Service was Tuesday at the Waveland Community Church with Rev. Susan Ross officiating. Interment was in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were John Fuchs, Bruce Spaight, Amos Petty-cord, Earnest and Ronnie Putman and Charles Brown. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 16, 2005)


James, Peggy Joan (Jones)

Peggy Joan James, age 77 of Dardanelle died Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born December 1, 1934 at Dardanelle to the late Wayne and Ernestine Dacus Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jerry Dean James.

Survivors include her son, Richard James and wife Lori of Dardanelle; two daughters, Vicki Singh and husband R.D. of Memphis, TN, Lisa Very and husband David of Portland, ME; brothers, Pete Jones and Ronnie Jones of Dardanelle; sister, Joyce Corbin and husband Don of Dardanelle; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00P.M., Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the Dardanelle Church of Christ with Bro. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Dacus Cemetery in Dardanelle.Visitation will be held Friday, 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. in the chapel. Pallbearers: Derrick James, Mark Corbin, Tanner Corbin, Rusty Corbin, Robbie Guerre, Alex Singh. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 28, 2011)

James, Perry

Perry James, age 80, a resident of Briggsville died Monday, Sept.6 at his home. He was a retired farmer, son of the late Jesse and Ellen Bottoms James and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Bluffton Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lessie Hunt James; five sons, Jess Robert James of Gravelly, Gene James of Gravelly, Lynn James of Waltreak, Cecil James of Nola and Perry Jr. of Briggsville; two daughters, Mrs. Lartine Fowler of Roseburg, Ore. and Mrs. Sadie Fowler of Waltreak; one brother, Willie James of Roseburg, Ore.; five sisters, Mrs. Harriett Dickens of Riverbank, Calif., Mrs.Ester Tyler of Riverbank, Calif., Mrs. Gertie Cupp of Riverdale, Calf., Mrs. Laler Johnson of Holdenville, Okla. and Mrs. Roxie Brothers of Harvey; 42 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Tuesday at the Earl Ladd Cemetery with Rev. Luther Riddle officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-16-1971)


James, Perry ,Jr.

Perry James, Jr., age 55, of Briggsville, died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Little Rock. He was the son of Perry James, Sr. and Lessie James. He was a farmer and stockman, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cebelle James; a son, Larry Wayne James of Danville; two daughters, Barbara Baker of Greenwood and Kim Knight of Briggsville; three brothers, Lynn James of Blue Ball, Cecil James of Ola and Gene James of Gravelly; two sisters, Laura Fowler of Roseberg, Oregon and Sadie Fowler of Waltreak, and three grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at the Danville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. John McElroy. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-1-1982)


James, Raydus R.

Mr. Raydus R. James, age 81, of Havana, AR died Wednesday November 24, 1997 at Booneville Community Hospital. He was born March 28, 1916 in Waveland, AR to the late Arthur and Ovelene Catlett James. He received his bachelor of science from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and a master degree in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a WWII Army/Air Force Veteran, member of the Lions Club and the United Methodist Church in Waveland. He retired after 29 years as a County Extension Agent with the University of Arkansas Extension Service.

He was preceded in death by three brothers John James, Ray James and Opal James.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Williams James; two brothers, Noble James and Glendon James both of Waveland, AR; a sister, Edna Littlefield of Waveland, AR and 16 nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was held Friday, November 28, 1997 at the Moore's Chapel Cemetery with memorial services immediately following at Moore's Chapel Church with Rev. Dubois Pettit officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Gatlin, John Gasaway, Ricky Gatlin, Bob James, James Paul Littlefield, Ben Gatlin, David Catlett and Chuck Catlett. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 1997)


James, Robert Jessie

Robert Jessie James, age 77, of Danville, AR died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. He was born August 24, 1923 in Havana, AR to the late Jake Sr. and Vela Mobley James. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a 32 degree Mason and retired after thirty years as a foreman of a chicken catching crew for Wayne Poultry in Danville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John James and Jim James and one sister, Lizzy Priddy.

Survivors are, one brother, Jake Jr. and Ruthie James of Danville, AR; one sister and brother-in-law, Florene and Carroll Ramey of Danville, AR and a sister-in-law, Lucille James of Danville and several nephews and nieces.

Services were Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Charles Lacy Minnie and Rev. Delton Beall officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Danville, AR. Pallbearers were, Ricky Ramey, Jerry Don Ramey, Tommy James, Larry James, Benny James, Gerald Hefner and Randy Hefner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 4, 2001)


James, Ruthie (Jones)

Ruthie James, age 83, of Danville passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her home. She was born April 19, 1932, in Etta, Mississippi to the late Ernest & Sadie Cupp Jones. She married the love of her life, Jake James Jr. on September 6, 1949, in Marion, Arkansas. She was a retired LPN from the Yell County Hospital. Ruthie was very active at the Leon Millsap Senior Center where she loved playing bean bag baseball. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their sports and activities. Jake and Ruthie also enjoyed woodworking and making crafts and was the Host at the Dardanelle State Park for many years. She enjoyed meeting and making new friends, who visted from all over the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ruth Ann Sloan; granddaughter, Sunny Lee Susanne James; brothers, Fred Jones, Ernie Jones; sisters, Birdie Green, Ada Sipes, Lucille James, Sadie Meyer, Grace McCreary, Ernestine McCollum and Molly Jones.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Jake James Jr.; daughter, Martha Sue Wagner of Danville; son, Benny & Regina James of Dardanelle; grandchildren, Jennifer Mitchell of Danville; Brigette & Darrell Cobb of Havana; Brandi & Tim Tyra of Danville; Colt Wagner of Danville; Katelyn James of Dardanelle; Bo & Kailey James of Ft. Rucker, AL; sister, Rosa White of Russellville; brother, Paul Jones of Waveland; great- grandchildren, Bailey Mitchell of Dardanelle; Kelsie Via of Havana; Mikey Mitchell of Danville; Trent Cobb of Havana; Logan, Lily and Adalie Tyra of Danville; and great-great-grandson, Trennan Brown of Havana.

Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial was at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. 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 6, 2015)

James, Sidney, Jr.

Local Man and Companion Killed by Falling Boom -- Doyle Luker, of Little Rock formerly of Plainview and Sidney James Jr., North Little Rock were killed Tuesday afternoon when a boom of a crane fell and crushed them.

Luker was a veteran of World War II, serving as an aviation ordinance man in the Pacific. He entered the service in May 1940 and received his discharge in May 1946, having earned 13 battle stars in the Pacific. Luker's only brother was killed in the Pearl Harbor attach. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 19, 1947)


James, Sunny Lee Susanne

Sunny Lee Susanne James, infant daughter of Benny and Regina Pearce James, died Friday, May 30, 2003 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Bo James of the home; a sister, Katelyn James of the home; paternal grandparents, Jake and Ruthie James of Danville; maternal grandparents, Raymond Pearce and Pat Pearce both of Atkins; an uncle, Duard Pearce of Atkins; two aunts, Sue Wagner of Danville and Ruth Ann Sloan of Belleville.

Graveside service was June 2 at Brearley Cemetery by the Rev. Franklin Piercey and Bro. Paul Milner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003)


James, Troy

Troy James, aged 59, of Belleville Rt. 1 died at his home Monday, June 11. He was a farmer and member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife Mrs. Ozelma James; one son Herbert Lee James; four daughters Mrs. Helen Jackson of Belleville, Mrs. Hazel Martin of Texas City, Texas, Mrs. Mary Ellen Wade of Haddonville, N.J. and Mrs. Norma Jean Houk of Texas City, Texas; two brothers, Hobert James of Havana and Bud James of Booneville; three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Frazier of Benton, Mrs. John Brown of Bauxite and Mrs. Gordon Rodgers of Booneville; and seven grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 14, 1962)

James, Una Fair

Una Fair James, passed away September 15, 2002 at the age of 78. She was born March 26, 1924 in Dabney, Arkansas to Celce and Annie Martindale Bridges. Fair was saved and baptized at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church near Tilly, Arkansas. Fair was married to the late Jessie Robert James and was a member of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Gravelly, Arkansas where she had lived since 1945. She was a mother and worked on the farm with her family all her life.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, John James of Augusta, AR and Joe Janice James of Rover, AR; 3 grandchildren, Craig James of Russellville, AR, Jessica James of Rover, AR, Jake James of West Fork, AR; 2 brothers, Gay Bridges of Morrilton, AR, Pete Bridges of Russellville, AR; 2 sisters, Nova Jones and Ressie Bridges of Atkins, AR; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the Rover Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Elvin McDill and Rev. Virgil Lewis. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery at Danville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 18, 2002)


James, Vernon Lloyd

Vernon Lloyd James, 88, formerly of Blue Ball, Arkansas, died Monday, August 14, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, Arkansas. Born September 5, 1917 at Blue Ball, to the late Richard Thomas James and Oma Ann McCubbins James. He was a member of the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church of Blue Ball and retired since, August 1979 from Pennzoil United Gas Company of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenneth Lloyd James of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Sybil Juanita James Tidwell of Nowata, OK and a brother, Burlous James.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Elvie Ada Wilkins James and three sons and two daughters-in-law, Melvin Lloyd and Vicky James of LaVernia, TX, Ronnie Gene and Paula James of Rosenberg, TX, Ricky Lynn James of Blue Ball; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Joyce and Harold Gene Hall of Pottsville, AR, Patty Sue and Brian Kutach of Pottsville, AR, Pamela Joy and Johnny Millard of Danville, AR; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one sister and brother-in-law, Bethel and Robbie James Garner of Danville.

Funeral will be 10 a. m. Thursday at Egypt Freewill Baptist Church at Blue Ball with the Reverend Jerrell Willingham and Ricky Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers include Roy Wilkins, Rusty DeFoor, Jim Hunt, Blake DeFoor, Dustin Hall, Deanie Woodard. Visitation is Wednesday from 6-8. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 16, 2006)


James, Virginia

Virginia James, age 86 of Waveland, AR, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Oak Manor Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. She was born January 23, 1923 in Waveland, AR to the late Harley Thomas and Mary Ricker Williams. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Waveland Community Church, past president of the Yell County E. H. Council, member of the Waveland E. H. Club and retired Arkansas Teachers Association.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raydus Ree James; sisters, Willie McBride and Media Beth James.

Survivors include sisters, Ruby McKee of Waveland, Frances Mathis of Shawnee, OK; sisters-in-law, Mona James of Waveland, Edna Littlefield of Cecil, AR; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Waveland Community Church with Rev. Phillip Sturdy officiating. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Karber, Joe Laster, Amos Pettycord, Larry Harger, Danny Rohde, and Charlie Brown. Memorials may be made to Rock Creek Cemetery, Wave-land Community Church or Methodist Children Home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 20, 2010)


James, Wayne Eugene "Gene"

Wayne Eugene (Gene) James, more often called "Wayne E or "Poppy" went home to his Heavenly Father, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Gravelly, Arkansas. Gene was born September 9, 1929 to Perry Chaplan James and Lessie Cunzania (Hunt) James in Briggsville, Arkansas. Gene was 84 years, 4 months and 19 days old. Gene left us peacefully and quietly in his sleep, in the comfort of his rocking chair. Being the youngest of eight children, it was only natural that Gene was commonly known by his siblings and people of the community as "runt". But this was no bother to him, as he was ALWAYS stirring the pot to aggravate or joke around and share that sinister smile of his. His fun loving nature couldn't help but be contagious. A veteran of the U.S. Military, he not only served his country but his beloved family and home as well. He enjoyed being a cattle farmer. Gene lived a life devoted to God as a Baptist and he was a member of the F & AM Masons. He was a 50 year member of Lodge #123 in Bluffton, Arkansas. While being a diverse individual, Gene was a man of work ethics and never ending love for his family. Time spent with them were among his most treasured memories.

Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his dear wife and a loving family of three children. He was a proud grandfather to seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Gene will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Perry James and Lessie Cunzania (Hunt) James as well as siblings, Virgil, Laura, Jesse, Lynn, Sadie, Cecil and Perry Jr. Gene's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Parks Cemetery in Nola, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Gene's pallbearers will be Lewis James, Steele James, James Parks, Matthew McClung, Zachary James and Ethan James. Gene's visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Jan 29, 2014 - obituary transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 124325699)

James, Willa Dean

Willa Dean James, age 81 of Nola, died Monday, June 26, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospice in Hot Springs, AR. Born September 24, 1924 in Nola, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Eloise Joslin Morehead. She was a member of the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cecil James, son Roy Syler, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Roscoe and Joyce Wagner, Mt. Pine, AR, Glenn James, Freeport, TX, Gary James, LaPorte, TX, Randy James, Tulia, TX, Tim James, Kokomo, IN, Mike James, Nazareth, TX, Cathron James, Unionville, MO, Marilyn Gipson, Amherst, TX; sister, Mary Lou Rhoades, Nola; twenty-two grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are today at 2:00 p. m. at the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. David Riker and Rev. Lacey Minnie officiating. Burial will be at Parks Cemetery, Gravelly, AR. Pallbearers are Randy Willis, Ray Rhoades, Jim Robertson, Robert Minton, Allen Austin, Joe Pickens, and Shaun Rhoades. Honorary pallbearers are Zach Wagner, Glenda James, and J. B. Wagner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 28, 2006)


James, William Thomas

William Thomas James, who formerly lived for many years in the Piney neighborhood; but for the past few years at Bauxite, passed away there on October 16th, 1948 and was buried at the Piney Cemetery Sunday evening, October 17th, in the presence of many of his old friends and relatives. He was 76 years old. He had raised his family at Piney, having married and lived there the greater part of his life.

Funeral services were conducted at the place of burial by H. D. Jackson of Havana, AR, assisted as song leader by J. B. Self. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 21, 1948)


Jankowski, Adam Joseph, Jr.

Adam Joseph Jankowski, Jr., age 69 of Little Rock, AR, died Thursday, February 16,1989. He was a native of Boston, MA, the son of the late Adam Jankowski, Sr., a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Corps of Engineers, Department of Design, designing dams and bridges.

Survivors are his wife, Ruby Whitecotton Jankowski; a daughter, Dian Stone L.S.W. of Little Rock; his mother, Minnie Wrzecion of Boston, MA; one sister, Evelyn Rolak of Boston, MA and several nieces and nephews.

Services were Saturday, February 18 graveside at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 22, 1989)

Jankowski, Ruby (Whitecotton)

DARDANELLE - Ruby Whitecotton Jankowski, 82, of Little Rock died Monday, July 7, 2008, at her home. She was born July 14, 1925, at Danville to David and Lessie Mae Bailey Whitecotton. She was a member of Oak Forrest Methodist Church in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Adam Joseph Jankowski.

Survivors include her daughter, Dian Jankowski Stone of Little Rock; sisters, Pauline Whitecotton Myers of Little Rock and O'Reita Whitecotton Nottenkamper of Greenbrier; sister-in-law, Evelyn Rolak of Boston, Mass.; three nephews, three nieces and many cousins.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at Oak Forrest Methodist Church, 2415 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72204. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com - Obituary was published on July 10, 2008)

Janski, Lester Frank

Lester Frank Janski, aged 58, of North Little Rock, a retired employee of Superior Forwarding Truck Lines, died Thursday Mar 27, 1986. Born at Vilonia, a son of Frank and Francis Maleski Janski, he was a member of Crystal Valley Baptist Church and Teamsters Union Local 878.

Survivors are his wife, Mildred Johnston Janski; a son, Louis Janski of North Little Rock; two daughters, Brenda Hill of Vilonia and Sherrie Cox of North Little Rock; three brothers, Wylie Janski of Ivanhoe, Cal. and Clarence Janski and John Janski of Vilonia; four sisters, Vicki Bahil and Hettie Jones of North Little Rock, Jo Fletcher of Caraway (Craighead County) and Martha Agnew of Memphis, and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at Griffin Leggett/Rest Hills by Rev. Alan Brown. Burial will be in Rest Hills Cemetery North Little Rock, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Arkansas-Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, 03/29/1986)


Janway, Gloria Kathryn (Campbell)

Gloria Kathryn Janway, 81, of West Utah Street, passed away Monday, January 15, 2007, at her home.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. today at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Otis Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby W. Fuller and Jerry Young officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Gloria was born to Laurie and Lucille Campbell in Three Sands, Okla. on November 4, 1925. The family moved to Carlsbad where she attended school and met and married Ardell H. Janway on July 28, 1941. Gloria, along with Ardell, were charter members of Otis Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ardell Janway who passed away on January 5, 1997, sister Syble Toby, and grandson Bobby Freeman.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Freeman of Carlsbad, and Jeanette Young and husband Richard, of Carlsbad; son Dale Janway and wife Cheryle, of Carlsbad; sister-in-law Arlene Fuson and husband Bill, of Carlsbad; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Stephen Janway, Scott Janway, Jeff Young, Jerry Young, Ricky Freeman and Dana Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ian Young, Terry Fuson, Bobby Christesson, Jimmy Fuson, Delbert Ferrell, David Leos and Zachary Young (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Carlsbad Current-Argus Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on January 16, 2007)

Janway, Hollis G.

Hollis G. Janway, 63, of 1703 So. Harrison Street, a retired guard for the Little Rock School District, died Thursday. Mr. Janway was a Methodist and a member of Brady Masonic Lodge and Paron Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his widow Mrs. Martha A. Chew Janway; a son Michael W. Janway of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Head and Mrs. Rose Mary Woodrum both of Little Rock; a stepson Harvey Forrester, Jr., of West Plains, Mo.; a stepdaughter Mrs. Lucille Forrester of Little Rock; two brothers, Jess Janway of Carlsbad N.M. and Bonnie Janway of Whitewright, Texas; seven sisters Mrs. Melissa Harris of Benton, Mrs. Orthia McTigrett of Dumas, Mrs. Ola Nichols of Elmirage, Ariz., and Mrs. Zora Callahan of Fresno, Calif., and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Bess Wiles Carter; newspaper: The Arkansas Democrat, 7-20-1973)


Janway, Jesse

Jesse Janway, pioneer farmer and blacksmith in this area, died Friday at GMC at the age of 86. A family spokesman said he suffered a heart attack. Born September 1, 1901 in Oklahoma, Janway was raised in Arkansas. He came to the Eddy County area with his family in 1928. Beginning with a watch-and-gun repair business, he eventually captured the blacksmith trade in the small farming community of Otis about five miles south of Carlsbad. He operated his business in the same location for 56 years before retiring in 1984. Plying a vanishing trade, Janway became well known as he and his work were subjects of a number of newspaper and magazine articles.

Funeral services were held today in the Otis Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harry Brooks officiating. Janway married Nancy Porter in Clarksville, Ark. in 1919. He was a member of the Otis Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, Carlsbad, one daughter, Arlene Fuson, Carlsbad; one son, Ardell Janway, Carlsbad; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Janway was preceded in death by two daughters, Undene Yielding and Bernice Hearn, as well as by two infant children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Carlsbad Current-Argus Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on Oct 1987)

Janway, Nancy (Porter)

Nancy Janway died in Lakeview Christian Home [editors note: 1905 West Pierce St in Carlsbad, New Mexico] Saturday. She was 93.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. in Denton Funeral Home's chapel. The Rev. Eugene Ray of the Otis Baptist Church is to officiate. Burial is to follow in Carlsbad Cemetery. Janway was born in Yell County, Ark., on November 17, 1895. She moved to Carlsbad in 1928.

She was a homemaker and member of the Otis Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Janway, on October 16, 1987.

She is survived by a son, Ardell Janway of Carlsbad; a daughter, Arlene Fuson of Carlsbad; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Her grandsons are to serve as pallbearers at the funeral. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Carlsbad Current-Argus Newspaper, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Obituary was published on Mar 1989)

Jay, Bobbie Harold

Mr. Bobbie Harold Jay, age 69, of Delaware, AR died Sunday, March 9, 1997 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born December 31, 1927 in Delaware, AR to the late Lee and Pearl Griffen Jay. He was a WWII and Korean Veteran receiving the Purple Heart. He retired from the Navy after serving 21 years and was a member of the New Blaine VFW Post Brewer-Rollins 8383 and a farmer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Orvil Jay, Lee Roy Jay and Glen Jay and two sisters, Ima Manuel and Oral Manuel.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lee Burris Jay; two sons, Robert Michael Jay of Houston, TX and Franklin Lee Jay of New Blaine, AR; three daughters, Anita Jay of Little Rock, Deborah Enterkin of Plant City, TX and Anna Marie Felscher of La Port, TX; a brother, Kenneth Jay of Dardanelle; two half brothers, Milburn Jay of Redding, CA and Rev. David Jay of Dardanelle; step-brother, Bill Winner of Delaware, AR; step-sister, Dorothy Vassaur of Delaware, AR; 10 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be today, Wednesday, March 12 at 10 am at Graves Cemetery in Delaware by Rev. David Jay. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 1997)


Jay, Clora Keys Rolston

Clora Keys (Rolston) Jay, age 83, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away January 9, 1999 at South Park Nursing Home where she has lived since December 16, 1997. She was born November 4, 1915 in Dardanelle, AR. to James Bradford and Tobitha Jane (Billings) Keys. She was one of seven children. She married her first husband, David Joseph Roulston March 7, 1931. He preceded her in December 6, 1970. She married George Jay in 1974. She has lived in Oklahoma City for the past 61 years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. In 1941 she began working at Wilson Food Company until her retirement. She enjoyed spending her time gardening and with her granddaughter and great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence, Bruce and Carl Keys.

She is survived by one son, Doryce Roulston and his wife, Ora Lena of Del City, OK; granddaughter Kelly and her husband, Bob Weaver of Okla. City, OK and two great granddaughters, Courtney and Hayley Weaver; a brother, George Keys of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Clara Parker of OKC and Mary Ferbee of Virginia Beach, VA; as well as many other loved ones and friends.

Funeral service was January 13, 1999 at Hunter Memory Chapel with graveside service January 14, 1999 at Fort Douglas Cemetery near Dover, AR. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 20, 1999)


Jay, Kenneth Eugene

Kenneth Eugene Jay, Sr. age 78 of Dardanelle, died Monday, September 8, 2003 at his home in Dardanelle. He was born October 25, 1924 in Delaware, Arkansas to the late Lee and Ima Pearl Griffin Jay. He was a WWII Army Veteran, member of Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle where he served as quarter master, and was a retired government inspector for poultry plants, a carpenter and a member of the Faith Church of Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Orval, Glen, Bobby and Harry Jay; two sisters, Oral and Ima Manuel; two stepsisters, Ocie Wood Clark and Ruth Bata.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Janetta Lee Vaughn Jay; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth E. Jr. and Shirley Jay of Dardanelle, Roger and Jan Jay of Little Rock, Jerry and Glenda Jay of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Wayne Terwilliger of Mayflower; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Milbern and Cindy Jay of Redding, California, Rev. David and Cilestene Jay of Dardanelle; one stepbrother and sister-in-law, Bill and Minta Winner of Delaware; stepsister, Dortha Vassaur of Delaware; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Services were Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the Faith Church with Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in Graves Cemetery, Delaware with military honors by Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Michael, Joel, Richard, Frankie and Roger, Jr. Jay, Joshua and Matthew McKinnon. Memorials may be made to Faith Church, 115 Cedar St. Dardanelle, AR 72834 or Hospice. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003)


Jean Sr, Claud Murphy

Claud Murphy Jean, Sr. Age 70, of Belleville died Tuesday, June 14, 2004 at his home in Belleville.

Services will be Thursday, at 2:00 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Havana with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Interment will be in Russellville Cemetery with military honors by Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelles Visitation will be today, Wednesday, 5 to 7 p. m. See complete obituary next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 2004)


Jean, Claud Murphy

Claud Murphy Jean, Sr. age 70 of Belleville died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at his home in Belleville. He was born February 15, 1934 in Riley Creek, Yell County, Arkansas to the late William Benton and Urcy Mae McBride Jean. He was a 1953 graduate of Belleville High School, was a Staff Sergeant in the Korean conflict and Arkansas National Guard and retired after 36 years from Wayne Farms in Danville as the maintenance supervisor. He was a cattle farmer and a member of the Yell County Cattleman Association.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Boyd Jean, sister, Estelle Jean Christy and twin infant sister.

Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Claude Jr. and Darlene Jean of Belleville, granddaughters, Kayla Jean and Lakin Jean both of Belleville, sister, Freeda Jean Banning of Danville, niece and nephew-in-law, Dr. Shelly J. Banning-Tippin and Dr. Phillip B. Tippin of Ola, mother of his Son, Betty Jean of Belleville, great-nephews and great-nieces, Taylor Tippin and Alex Tippin.

Services were held June 17, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Havana with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Interment was held in Russell Cemetery with military honors by Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141 in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Gary Mullins, Richard Johnson, Jess Garner, Mitchell Tharp, Travis Garner and Sam Woodruff. Honorary was Kenneth Loyd, Bill Loyd, Larry Hall, Paul Jean, Lay ell Lampkin, and Quinton McBride. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004)


Jean, Odell

Odell Jean, age 79, died September 7, 2001 at his residence in Wheatland, CA. He was born in Danville, AR, he was a Yuba Sutter resident for 40 years. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Wheatland. He also served in the U. S. Army during WWII.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nadine Jean of Wheatland; a daughter, Gail Hauck of Wheatland; three brothers, Ray Jean of Yuba City, CA, Jimmy Jean of Oroville and Raymond Jean of Colfax; two sisters, Ruby Albright of Live Oak and Janelle Fleming of Wheatland; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. S. and Dottie Bolinger Jean and two sisters, Clynell Sickles and Wanda Thornburg.

A memorial service was held with James Jean officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 24, 2001)


Jean, Patsy Ann

Patsy Ann Jean, age 67, of Riley Creek, passed away March 26, 2007 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville.

A memorial service will be held at the Rover Baptist Church at 10 a. m. on March 31. The body will be cremated. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Complete obituary next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 28, 2007)


Jean, Patsy Ann

Patsy Ann Jean, age 67, of Riley Creek, died March 26, 2007, at Mitchell Nursing Home from complications from a stroke.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Yates. She was born on January 22, 1940 in Onyx. She was a graduate of Plainview High School. She and her husband of 50 years, Paul Jean, were married in 1957. The Jeans moved to California during Mr. Jean's service in the Navy. Patsy attended Dental School in Long Beach, CA and then later when the Jeans moved to Oakland, CA, she attended Lee Ann's Beauty School. They moved to Riley Creek in 1962, where she and her husband built a thriving farm. Shortly afterward, she opened her own successful business, Unique Hair Styles. Almost eight years after their marriage in 1965, they had a son, James. Patsy was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. She was a very active member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Jean, her son, James Jean, daughter-in-law Valerie Jean, her mother, Elvy Yates, three brothers, Bill, Joe and Lannie Yates. Her body was cremated and her ashes will be buried during a private service at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville.

A memorial service was held at Rover Baptist Church in Rover on March 31st. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2007)


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