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Keeney, Ilene Paralee (Caughern)

Ilene Paralee Keeney, age 91, of Plainview passed away Sunday, March 20 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 17, 1919 in Hodgen, Oklahoma; she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus "CC" and Francis Viola "Vi" Doyle Caughern. She was a homemaker who loved to bake and cook for her family, raising a beautiful garden each year. She canned and stored food for the winter months. Paralee attended the First Baptist Church in Plainview.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wesley E. Keeney, brothers, Billy Caughern, Zelbert Ray Caughern, sisters, M.A. Imogene Sims, Gladys McCurtain and Freda Stewart.

Survivors include two sons, John Keeney and Kenneth Keeney both of Russellville; and a daughter, Ann Roberts of Plainview, brother, Charles Caughern, sisters, Evelyn Widmar and Janette Wickwire all of Hodgen, Oklahoma; 6 grand-children and 8 great-grandchildren.

Services were March 22, 2011, at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Ronnie Garrett officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery, Plainview. Pallbearers were Jimmy Hulsey, Andy Mills, Bryan Keeney, Terry Curtis, Joe Dishoungh and Matt Hulsey. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 23, 2011)

Keeney, Lucille

Lucille Keeney, 88, of Danville, AR, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was the daughter of John and Tempie Dythulia Duncan Barnes; she was born March 25, 1918 in Summerfield, OK. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin Benton Keeney; one son; Donald Keeney; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include one son Gary Keeney of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law Veta & Leo of Plainview; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Keeney of Zeo, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; numerous great-great great grandchildren.

Graveside service was May 18, 2006 at Salem Cemetery in Plainview under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 24, 2006)


Keeney, Melvin Donald "Donnie"

Melvin Donald "Donnie" Keeney, age 64, of Hodgen, OK died Monday, October 6, 1997 in Hodgen of injuries from a car accident. He was a lifelong resident of the area, member of the Zoe Baptist Church and Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Lambert of Barling, OK and Sherry Lynn "Keeney" and Dennis Maddox of Howe, OK; two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda of Muldrow, OK and Shawn of Zoe, OK; his step-mother, Lucille Keeney of Plainview, AR; a sister, Veta Rickard of Plainview, AR; a brother, Gary Lynn Keeney of Hot Springs, AR and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Benton Keeney and a grandchild.

Funeral service was October 10th, 1997 at the Zoe Baptist Church in Hodgen, OK with burial in the Zoe Cemetery at Hodgen, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 1997)


Keeney, Wesley Eugene

Wesley Eugene Keeney, age 80 of Plainview, AR died Monday, December 4, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. AR. He was born January 20, 1920 in Hodgen, OK to the late Wesley S and Myrtle Ollar Keeney. He was a WWII Veteran and a retired timberman.

Survivors are his wife, Paralee Caughern Keeney; two sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jacquie Keeney of Russellville and John Keeney of Plainview, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann & Jim Robert of Plainview, AR; three sisters, Arivalla Shelton of Oregon, Ester Dill and Farrell Bennett both of California; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the 1st Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2000)


Keesee, Raymond "Buck"

Raymond, "Buck" Keesee, 94, of Pottsville, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Russellville Nursing Center. He was born April 7, 1922, in Hollis, OK to Pete Kessee and Mary Holtzclaw Keesee.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two children, Barbara Garner and Wayne Keesee; granddaughter, Melissa Keesee; three brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his son, Travis Keesee; eight grandchildren, Lance Keesee, Misty Whitcomb, Vicky Sutton, Jeannie Grigsby, Krystal Deal, Bobby Keesee, Vanessa Keesee, Skipper Keesee; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelo Hood, DeeDee Dearman; one brother, Jerald Keesee.

Graveside Service was at 3 pm, Sunday, October 9, 2015 Chickalah Cemetery, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. Obituary and online condolences are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 12, 2016)

Keesee, Raymond Wayne

Raymond Wayne Keesee, 61, of Dardanelle died Sunday, December 19, 2004 at his home. He was born June 17, 1943 at Artesia, N. M. to Raymond Henry and Reba Holt Keesee. He was heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye Cox Keesee, and sister, Barbara Garner.

Survivors include two sons, Skipper Keesee, and Bobby Keesee both of Texas; a daughter, Vanessa Keesee of Texas; his father; a brother, Travis Keesee of Lake Arthur, N. M. and many nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 2004)


Keesee, Reba Lee Holt

Reba Lee Holt Keesee, age 81 of Dardanelle died Monday, February 27, 2006 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born August 19, 1924 at Holley, TX to the late George Washington and Pinkie Indiana Holt.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Keesee Garner; son, Raymond Wayne Keesee; granddaughter, Melissa Kaye Keesee; daughter-in-law, Thelma Faye Cox Keesee; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a son, Travis Lee Keesee of Lake Authur, NM; one sister, Joyce Martin of Durango, CA; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Chickalah Cemetery with Rev. Johnny McCoy officiating. Honorary pallbearer was Darrell Barnes of Centerville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 8, 2006)


Keesee, Thelma Faye Cox

Thelma Faye Cox Keesee, age 62, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, September 1, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born October 24, 1940 in Dardanelle, AR to the late A. D. "Bully" and Cathryn Cox of Dardanelle, AR

She was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Day Cox and Phillip Cavender.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Wayne Keesee of Dardanelle; two sisters, Ema Grace Wesley of Dardanelle and Deanna Landthrip of Ft. Smith, AR; one brother, A. D. Cox, Jr. of Dardanelle; one grandson, Marshall Day Cox and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service was held September 3, 2003 at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Service under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Keilch, Jack L.

Jack L. Keilch, age 82 of Little Rock, passed away on April 9, 2008, He was born on May 15, 1925 in Dardanelle. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Marine Corp in the Pacific on Guam and the Marianna Islands. He was employed by the Arkansas State Highway Department in the Financial Department for 38 years. Upon his retirement he began volunteering at Baptist Health in Little Rock where he served on the Auxiliary Board as treasurer for 10 years up until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Alice Keilch, twin brother, sister and daughters Patricia Rose, Carol Sue and Mary Margaret.

He is survived by his wife Rita P. Keilch of Little Rock; sister Dixie Meyer of Centralia, Washington and several nieces and nephews.

Rosary was said on April 11 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 12, 2008 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Msgr. Francis Malone celebrant. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book, go to www.griffinleggett.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008)


Keilch, Mary Alic

Mrs. Mary Alic Keilch, age 102, of Dardanelle, AR Monday, July 28, 1997 at the Atkins Nursing Center. She was born July 10, 1895 to the late Judge John H. and Mary A. Jone Keilch in Dover, AR. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Dardanelle where she had served as deacon, teaching elder and president of the Women's organization. She was a cherished charter member of the Dardanelle Business and Professional Women's Club which she served as a faithful member; she was also a member of the Russellville Chapter of the AARP.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Buddy) F. Keilch; a son, Richard F. Kei h, Jr., a daughter, Alice Mae McCarson and a granddaughter, Patricia Rose Keilch.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Pat Keilch of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Meyer of Winlock, WA; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral service will be 11 a. m. Thursday, July 31, 1997 at the Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle by Rev. Nancy Covington. Interment will be at Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 1997)


Keim, Krystal Renee

Krystal Renee Keim, infant daughter of Craig Keim and Tara Owens, passed away December 15, 2000 at Russellville. She was born December 15, 2000 at Russellville.

Other survivors include, brothers, Jarrod Keim, Casey Keim; sister, Megan Keim; grandparents, David & Wava Case, Gary & Darla Keim; Micki & Jimmy Fuller, Danny Donna Owens; great grandparents, Joe & Louise Miller, Charles & Helen Brewer, Rufus & Bernell Case; Evalee & Thurman Owens; uncles aunts, Darrell & Brigette Cobb; Michael & Jennifer Mitchell; Shirley & Johnny Judkins and Rev. Edwin Beverly Brewer.

Service was December 19, 2000 at the Assembly of God Church in Ola, AR. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 17, 2001)


Keirsey, Marion N.

Mr. Marion N. Keirsey, age 81, of Belleville, AR died Friday, June 11, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born August 26, 1917 in Belleville, AR to the late William James and Josie Hickerson Keirsey. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Winnie Page Price and Mattie Fowler.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Keirsey of Belleville, AR; two sisters, Opal Johnson of Danville, AR and Jewel Langston of Texas; five step-children; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was held June 14, 1999 at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Belleville with Rev. Charles King and Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Keirsey, Nora Chronister

Nora Chronister Keirsey, age 67 of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. She was born February 26, 1933 in Belleville, AR to the late James Harve and Claudia Chappel Robinson. She was a homemaker and mother and attended the Dardanelle Nursing Home Church Services.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Luther Chronister and Marion Keirsey; two children, Jerry Lee Chronister and Sherry Lynn Chronister; and two brothers, James Roy Robinson and Vernon Robinson.

She is survived by, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Janice Chronister of Danville, AR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lonnie Yarbrough or Dardanelle, AR, Shirley and Sonny Hall of Greenbrier, AR, Shelia and Paul Eagle of Havana, AR and Tina and Patrick Wilt of Danville, AR; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Ann Robinson of Ola, AR; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Robinson of Arkansas and Lola and Oliver Corley of Havana, AR; twelve grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Services were December 15, at Cornwell Chapel in Danville, AR with Rev. Charles King officiating. Interment was in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 20, 2000)


Keith, Cameron Don

Cameron Don Keith, age 9, of Atkins, AR died Monday, October 2, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. Cameron was born August 25, 1991 in Russellville, AR to Roger Doyle and Edna Willene Davis Keith.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Mytility Keith and maternal grandfather, Wilburn Davis.

He is survived by, his parents, Roger Doyle arid Edna Willene Keith; a brother, Shannon Keith of Atkins, AR; his maternal grandmother, Faye Davis of Dover, AR and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Service was October 6, 2000 at the Pottsville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Mike McNeely officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 11, 2000)


Keith, Chloe Brookelyn Rachelle

Chloe Brookelyn Rachelle Keith, infant daughter of Justin Keith and Ashley Calderon of Russellville died Friday, November 28, 2008 at UAMS.

Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Mark and Kim Keith, Loreneva and Thomas Forrester, George and Olga Calderon and Sheila Calderon; several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were held December 1, 2008 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008)


Keith, Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee Keith, age 61, of Danville passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Daniel was born December 4, 1955, in Santa Ana, California to Jessie & Lena Marvell Moore Keith. He was a tooling engineer for Northrop-Grumman.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Melody Keith; sons, Clayton & Jessica Keith of Little Rock; Dusty & Andrea Keith of Concord, NC; siblings, Larry & Joann Keith of Danville; David & Terri Keith of Huntsville; Regina & Mike Bradford of Morrilton; Boyd & Fredetta Keith of Havana; Boone & Melanie Keith of Indiana; Robin & Josh Stutzenburg of Perry; Robbie Lawson of Russellville; grandchildren, Isaiah, Esther, Abigail Keith of Concord, NC; mother-in-law, Mary Mayes of Danville.

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)

Keith, Elaine

Elaine Keith, age 72, of Rogers, AR, the wife of Wesley J. Keith, retired pastor of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, died Saturday, December 21, 1996 at a local hospital. She was born to Sam and Anna Halbert Stanberry on June 2, 1924 near Danville, AR and lived in California for 30 years before returning to Arkansas 23 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church and the New Hope Community Club.

She is survived by husband, Wesley J. Keith; two sons, Tom J. Keith of Bentonville and Wesley D. Keith of Searcy, AR; one daughter, LaRhonda Murphy of Napa, CA; one brother, Alfred Jack Stanberry of Danville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was December 24, 1996 at the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Little Flock with Elder Don Farris, her pastor, Elder Hugh Sears, of Springfield, MO and Elder Bill Kendrick officiating. Interment followed at the Little Flock Cemetery. Bequests in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 322 North Greenwood Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 1997)


Keith, Elder Wesley J.

Elder Wesley J. Keith, age 83, of Rogers, Arkansas, died November 8, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers.

Graveside services were Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 12, 2003)


Keith, Era Dora Rutledge

WALDRON - Mrs. Era Dora Rutledge Keith, age 78, of Waldron, died March 15, 1984 in the Mercy Hospital at Waldron. Mrs. Keith was a native of Chickalah Mountain; and the daughter of the late Issac and Elanora Holmes Rutledge. She was a member of the Primative Baptist Church, and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Jesse Keith of the home, two sons, Jesse, Keith Jr. of Union Town, and Wesley Keith of Rodgers; three daughters Pricilla Horn of Danville, and Emma Woodard and Evia Clemonds of Waldron; 19 Grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Saturday, March 17 at the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church In Waldron with Elder Wesley Keith officiating. Burial was in the Birds View Cemetery near Waldron, by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Grandsons served as active casket bearers and son-in-laws served as honorary casket bearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 3/15/1984)


Keith, Jessie Walker

Jessie Walker Keith, age 94, of Waldron, formerly of Yell County, died Sunday, October 28, 1984 at Mercy Hospital at Waldron. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie Keith Jr. of Uniontown and Wesley Keith of Rogers; three daughters, Priscilla Horn of Danville, Emma Lou Woodard and Evie Clemons of Waldron; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Tuesday at Waldron Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church by Don Farris. Burial will be in Bird's View Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Keith, Mytilty Fay

Mytilty Fay Keith Age 74 of Russellville, Arkansas died Sunday, August 20, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 20, 1925 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to the late Thomas and Flora Belle Horn. She was a member of the Pottsville Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Keith, a daughter, Sandra Keith, and a granddaughter, Denise Brown.

Survivors are her nine sons; Charles, Larry, Dewayne, Elmo, Mark and Richard Keith, all of Russellville, Roger Keith, Atkins, Timothy Keith, Scottsville, Cecil Keith, London, five daughters; Carmella Cook, Center Valley, Sharon Titsworth, Dover, Connie Craig, Barbara Keith, and Linda Miller all of Russellville, Sisters, Ethel Huffman, California, and Ada Axley, Oregon, 32 Grandchildren, and 44 great grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, August 24, 2000, 10:00 A. M. at the Pottsville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Mike McNeely and Rev. Mary Ledford officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery near Atkins. Services are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 to 7:30 p. m. at Cornwell's, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 23, 2000)


Keith, Quenton

Two men Killed In Car-School Bus Collision Near Here - Two men were killed and several children injured Tuesday when a car and school bus collided head-on about 1 1/2 miles west of Danville on Highway 80. The accident happened about 3:30 p. m. C. M. Haston, 70 and Quenton Keith, 25, both of Waltreak, were dead upon arrival at the Yell County Hospital.

School children admitted to the hospital were Joan Tidwell, 7 Clinton Kimbrough, 7; Rickey Wilson, 10 Billy Donnell, 11; Betty Bowerman, 15; and Betty Pruitt, 15. All were released after treatment for facial cuts and bruises. Raymond Pruitt, driver of the school bus, was treated for cuts and bruises and released.

Pruitt said the car, driven by Keith, was in the middle of the road when he saw it and that it swerved into his path, although he pulled over to the ditch trying to avoid the collision. State Trooper Bob Pritchard, who investigated the wreck credited Pruitt's driving with saving the 30 children on the bus from serious injury or death. The bus traveled 66 feet after the impact, stopping in the ditch but without turning over. The car was knocked 33 feet backwards by the impact and was a total loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 1, 1958)


Keith, Quenton Eugene

Quenton Eugene Keith, aged 25, died Tuesday, April 29, 1958 near Danville. He lived at Waltreak and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Keith of Waltreak; and three sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Horn, Danville, Mrs. Emma Lou Woodard, Waldron and Mrs. Evie Lee Clemons, Williamston, Calif; two brothers, Wesley Keith, Modesto Calif, and Jesse Keith, Booneville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 15, 1958)


Keith, Wesley J.

Wesley J. Keith, 83, of Rogers, Ark. a widely known Primitive Baptist elder and the retired pastor of the Little Fock Primitive Baptist Church of Little Fock, Ark. died of lung cancer at his home Saturday, November 8, 2003. Elder Keith died peaceable in the presence of his wife, children, daughters-in-law and most of his grandchildren.

Elder Keith was ordained to the ministry at Madera, Calif. in 1955 and served Primitive Baptist churches in California, Arkansas and Missouri. He and his late wife, Elaine Stanberry Keith, moved to Rogers in 1974 to accept the pastoral care of the Little Fock Primitive Baptist Church. He was also retired from the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, Calif. where he was involved in the building of nuclear submarines. Elder Keith was born near Blue Ball in Scott County, Arkansas to Jesse W. and Rhoda Mai Jones Keith on January 8, 1920 and lived most of his early life west of Danville in Yell County in the area known as Dutch Creek. He and Elaine Stanberry were married from September 2, 1937 until her death in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Rutledge Keith, of the home; a son, Tom J. Keith and daughter-in-law, Henri R. Keith, of Bentonville; a daughter, LaRhoda Murphy and son-in-law, Thomas R. Murphy, of Napa Calif. a son, Rev. Wesley D. Keith and daughter-in-law, Katie Keith, of Searcy; three sisters, Priscilla Horn, of Danville, Emma Woodard of Waldron, and Evie Clemmons, of Waldron; one brother, Jesse Keith of Crawford County; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Sean Keith, Monty Murphy, Brian Murphy, Larry Oates, Paul Lindsey and Don Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Little Flock Cemetery in care of Paul Lindsey, 911 Rachel Ave. Bentonville, AR 72712.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church of Little Flock with Elder Hugh Sears, of Springfield, Mo. presiding. Burial was in the Little Flock Cemetery under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003)


Keller, Charles Eugene (Rev.)

Rev. Charles Eugene Keller, 83, of Oppelo died Thursday, April 25, 2013. Charles was born April 14, 1930 in Cord, AR to the late Buel and Hattie Pearl (Hobbs) Keller.

He is also preceded in death by wives Doris Ellen Rodgers Keller and Ruby Nell Longhorn Keller; four brothers; two sisters and stepson, Clarence Handley. Mr. Keller was an Assembly of God minister for over 50 years. He served in Korea from 1946-1949 in the US Army.

He is survived by children, Jane Barnett and husband, Danny Barnett; Rodger Keller and wife, Tammy Barnett; Kay Saffell and husband, Ira; and Kim Moore; stepchildren, Janis Quallis and Michael Handley; one sister; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Burial was at Hedden Chapel Church Cemetery, Grapevine, AR with Bro. Emmett Simmons officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1, 2013)

Keller, Charles Eugene (Rev.)

Rev. Charles Eugene Keller, 83, of Oppelo died Thursday, April 25, 2013. Charles was born April 14, 1930 in Cord, AR to the late Buel and Hattie Pearl (Hobbs) Keller.

He is also preceded in death by wives Doris Ellen Rodgers Keller and Ruby Nell Longhorn Keller; four brothers; two sisters and stepson, Clarence Handley. Mr. Keller was an Assembly of God minister for over 50 years. He served in Korea from 1946-1949 in the US Army.

He is survived by children, Jane Barnett and husband, Danny Barnett; Rodger Keller and wife, Tammy Barnett; Kay Saffell and husband, Ira; and Kim Moore; stepchildren, Janis Quallis and Michael Handley; one sister; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Burial was at Hedden Chapel Church Cemetery, Grapevine, AR with Bro. Emmett Simmons officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1, 2013)

Keller, Ira T.

Ira T. Keller, aged 72, of Ola died Monday at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a businessman, retired timber contractor and a native of Alabama. He was a former resident of Russellville and a member of the Ola Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mena Walker Keller; a son, Marvin D. Keller of California; a daughter, Mrs. Doyal Branson of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Ola Methodist Church and burial was in the Ola cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1965)

Keller, Rubie Viola (Nordvall)

Rubie Viola Keller age 87 of Russellville died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Atkins Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 6, 1923 at Ross, Minnesota to the late Erick and Olga Naslund Nordvall. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Russellville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ursle Lee Keller; a daughter, Linda Jean Keller and a great grandson, Samual Auston Keller.

Survivors are her five children and spouses, Gene and Marain Wilburn of Toronto, Canada, Jim and Jill Keller, Howard Keller, Lori and Allen James all of Russellville, John and Bernie Keller of New Blaine; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

Graveside service was December 27, 2010 at Riley Creek Cemetery in Belleville with Pastor Philip Schwerin officiating. Pallbearers were Justin Keller, Jay Keller, Dan Bridges, Allen James and Robert Hill. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 29, 2010)

Keller, Sammual Auston

Sammual Auston Keller, age 4, died Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born March 18, 1998 in Russellville, AR.

He is survived by his parents, Dan & Keasha Bridges of Dardanelle, AR; two step sisters, Danielle and Sidney Bridges of Ward, AR; grandparents, John and Bernie Keller or Russellville, AR and Debbie Garcia of Onalaska, TX; great-grandparents, U. L. and Ruby Keller of Russellville, AR; great grandfather, Vernie Martinez of Colorado, great grandmother, Mary Cordon of Ft. Smith, AR and great grandparents, Maurice and Ruth Dawkins of Onalaska, TX and two uncles, Jay Keller of Russellville, AR and David Bridges of Houston, TX.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, May 1 at 2:45 PM at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 1, 2002)


Keller, Stewart Franklin

Stewart Franklin Keller, aged 58, died at his home in Blue Mtn. on October 14, 1958. He was a native of Texas, having lived in Arkansas about eight years. He was a Mason and member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Keller; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Korte of Arizona; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lorene Garner of Booneville; his father, John Keller of Plains, Texas; four sisters, three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas- Originally published on Thursday, October 23, 1958)


Keller, Ursle Lee

Ursle Lee Keller, age 95 of Atkins died Sunday, August 23, 2009 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a WWII Army Veteran. He was born December 17, 1913 at Grant Park, IL to the late James H. and Meroah M. Lightfoot Keller.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Jean Keller; and great grandson, Samual Auston Keller.

Survivors include his wife Rubie Nordvall Keller; children, Diane Whitfield of TuLare, CA; Gene and Marain Wilburn of Toronto, Canada; Jim and Jill Keller; Howard Keller; Lori and Allen James all of Russellville; John and Bernie Keller of New Blaine; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, August 26 at 2 p. m. at Riley Creek Cemetery in Belleville. Pallbearers Justin and Jay Keller, Dan Bridges, Allen James, Richard Edwards and Robert Hill. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2009)


Kelley Jr, Dorsey Ellwood

Dorsey Ellwood Kelley, Jr. age 40 of Danville, AR died Sunday, October 1, 2000 at Mt. Magazine, AR. He was born August 7, 1960 to the late Dorsey E. Kelley, Sr. He was employed by Wayne Farms in Danville, AR.

Survivors are, his mother, Jessie Dean Kelley of Danville, AR; two brothers, Van Stephen "Steve" Kelley of Danville, AR and Henry Kelley of Hot Springs, AR.

Memorial service was held October 16, 2000 at the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, AR. Private burial was in National Cemetery at Ft. Smith, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 18, 2000)


Kelley, Claude (Briggs) (Mrs.)

Funeral services for Mrs. Claude Briggs Kelley, 75 of Nola were held January 20.

Survivors include her husband, J. L. Kelley; a daughter, Mrs. Harley Bethel of Nola; two brothers, Charles Shannon Briggs of Cottage Grove, Org. and Jim Pat Briggs of Bluffton; three sisters, Mrs. M. L. Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. W. A. Pitts of Ola and Mrs. Harley Cudd of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a granddaughter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1, 1962)

Kelley, Jessie Dean

Jessie Dean Kelley, age 75, of Danville died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born June 18, 1930, in Mobile, AL to the late Martin Luther and Belva (Butler) Dean. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Ellwood Kelley, Sr. and a son, Dorsey E. Kelley, Jr.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen "Steve" Kelley, Danville, Henry and Roberta Kelley, Hot Springs a sister, Virginia Keegan, Cincinnati, OH two grandchildren, Johnathan Kelley and Amy Lynette Kelley.

Graveside service was July 1, 2005 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 6, 2005)


Kelley, Reba Darnell (Elders)

Reba Darnell Kelley, age 81, of Alexander passed away on December 4, 2012 at her home. She was born February 12, 1931 in Parker County, Texas. Reba was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Elders and Eva DeBusk Elders.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Willie N. (Buddy) Kelley, Alexander; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane Kelley and wife Patricia, Conway; Steve Kelley and wife Irina, Houston, Texas; Nolan Kelley and wife Silvia, Kemah, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Gerrald and husband Warren, Avilla; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Friday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pine Crest Cemetery. Speakers were Mark Parkhurst, Charles Baxter, and Warren Gerrald. Pallbearers: Ben Gerrald, Matthew Kelley, Daniel Kelley, Jason Clayton, Jarod Johnson, Steve Greer. Honorary Pallbearers: Wesley Williams, Justin Clayton and Jason Kelley. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 12, 2012)

Kelleybrew, Ernest Edward

Ernest Edward Kelleybrew, 64, of Los Angeles, CA died Sunday, October, 18, 2009 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. He was born March 8, 1945 at Dardanelle to the late Iris and Oma Lee Kellybrew.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, William, Melvin, and Bruice Kellybrew.

Survivors include daughter, Shannon of Las Vegas; sons, Marcus of Arizona, Brandon, Braylon and Deon of Los Angeles; sisters, Carole Calhoun of Aurora, IL, Queen Kellybrew of Memphis, TN; brothers, Howard of Ft. Smith, Iris of Midland, MI., Ray of Lake Jackson, TX., Kenneth and Charles of Dardanelle and David of Russellvile; sixteen grandchildren, one uncle, Lloyd Ray Watkins; sister-in-law, Neita Kellybrew, host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be Wednesday, October 28 at 2 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 2009)


Kellow, Judy Ann

Funeral services for Judy Ann Kellow, 72, of Houston, will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor D. Nick Sholars officiating.

Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Miss Kellow was born October 14, 1942, in Lufkin to Paul Kellow and Annie Mae (Taylor) Kellow, and died Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Lufkin after a brief battle with brain cancer. She graduated from Lufkin High School in 1960 and from Texas Women's University in 1964 with a B.H. Degree in history/government. She received her M.A. Degree in government from the University of Houston/Clear Lake City. Miss Kellow was a very devoted and caring teacher for 47 years. She taught in several school districts, but mostly in Deer Park and Pasadena, Texas, where she made many friends. Teaching was her life. She always kept up with her graduates and their successes. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling in the States and other countries and sharing her adventures with family and friends. Miss Kellow had resided in Houston for a number of years and was a former resident of Lufkin.

Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Paula and David Rusk of Lufkin; nephews and wives, John and Christine Rusk of College Station and Michael and Ronda Rusk of Katy; niece, Erin Rusk Ivins of Lufkin; 6 great nephews and one great niece that she loved dearly. They are Reese Rusk, Reed Rusk, Matthew Rusk, Peyton Rusk, Garrett Ivins, Bella Ivins and Brody Ivins; aunts, Lola Will Taylor and Mary Nell Taylor, both of Lufkin, Maydee Kellow of Danville, Arkansas; numerous cousins, friends, and special friend, Jerry McClain of Houston.

Miss Kellow was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be John Rusk, Michael Rusk, Reese Rusk and Matthew Rusk, John Lee Slaughter and Jeff Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Taylor, Mike Taylor, Robert Taylor, Joe Taylor and Buck Waida. The family extends a special thanks to the nursing staff of Dogwood Lane at Larkspur Nursing facility and to Mary Reeves for her wonderful care. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Lufkin, 805 E. Denman Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75901 or The Wounded Warriors Project at PO Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Lufkin Daily News, Lufkin, Texas, Obituary was published on Dec. 1, 2014)

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