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Kendrick, Rayburn "Pat"

Rayburn "Pat" Kendrick, age 90, of Russellville died Thursday, December 4, 2003. He was born August 19, 1913, at Crow Mountain in Pope County, Arkansas to the late Allen Young and Ophelia Kendrick Morphis. He was a cattle farmer and a member of the Pottsville Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Kendrick; 2 sons, Bob Kendrick, Bud Kendrick; a daughter, Linda M. Sparks; and a grandson, Barry Kendrick.

Survivors include a son, Ray Kendrick of Russellville; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the Pottsville Methodist Church with Rev. Marion Fleming officiating. Interment was at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 10, 2003)


Kendrick, Shirley Ann

Mrs. Shirley Ann Kendrick, age 57, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at her home. She was born January 1, 1941 at Bessemer City, NC to Uria and Susan Mitchell Costner. She was the widow of Jim Kendrick, a LPN, and a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Donna and Jerry Jones of Austin, TX, Linda and Glenn Coyle of Memphis, TN, Laura and Joe Baugh and Sandra Bench of Russellville; three brothers, Earl Bowen, Jack Costner and Clyde Costner of Bessemer City, NC; two sisters, May Heavener of Gastonia, NC and Lena Freeman of Hampton, VA and six grandchildren.

Memorial service was Tuesday at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Tom McElmurry. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging Hospice, 103 West Parkway, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 12, 1998)


Kendrick, Tommy Edward

Tommy Edward Kendrick, age 58, of Gravelly, AR, formerly of Benton, AR, died Thursday, July 24, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born Bluffton, AR December 18, 1938 son of the late Othel Kendrick. He was a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Miller Kendrick; his mother, Mrs. Rose Evan Kendrick of Mena, AR; two sons, Ken Kendrick or Houston, TX and Kelly Kendrick of St. Joseph, MO; a daughter, Karla Lyons of Sulphur, LA; two sisters, Bettye Tucker of Little Rock, AR and Bobbie Jones of Gravelly; and three grandchildren, Brannon Johnson, Nicole Kendrick and Amanda Lyons.

Funeral service was July 27 at the Gravelly United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Jones and Jay Hunnicutt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 1997)


Kendrick, Zetta

Mrs. Zetta Kendrick, age 82, of Dumas died Saturday, July 18, 1992 at Delta Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John E. and Mary Jane Hutchinson Hill, a member of First Baptist Church of Dumas and Women's Missionary Union.

Survivors include her husband, Owen Kendrick; a son, Johnny Ray Kendrick of Russellville; a sister, Mrs. Effie Buford of McGehee; two grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at Griffin Chapel at Dumas by the Rev. Neal Bennett. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville by Griffin Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/18/1992)


Kennedy, A. J. "Al"

A. J. "Al" Kennedy, Jr., age 78 of Danville, AR died Wednesday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born September 2, 1926 in Greenwood to the late A. J. Sr. and Dessa Moore Kennedy. He was a county extension agent for 32 years, and retired after serving 20 of those years as the Yell County agent. After retirement, he taught agriculture at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the United Methodist Church in Danville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Larene Linn Kennedy, a brother, Robert Kennedy, and two sisters, Nan Kennedy and Katherine Hill.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Melanie Kennedy of Russellville, and Tom and Kristi Kennedy of Little Rock; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Danny Jones of Magazine; a twin brother, Cal Kennedy of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Kara Jones Binz of England, Robert Jones, John Kennedy and Jim Kennedy, all of Little Rock, and Hannah and Hatley Kennedy, both of Little Rock.

Services were held Friday, at the United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Jay Younger, David Damon, Larry Stanberry, Bob Staton, Bood Keathley, and John Payne. Honorary include A. C. Mowery, Boss Mitchell, J. D. Welch, Ewell Welch, Ed Taylor, and Gene Lowery. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 729, Danville, AR, 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 13, 2004)


Kennedy , A. M. "Dump"

A. M. "Dump" Kennedy, Jr. 81, of Havana died Sunday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born December 22, 1924, in Rogers, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Artemus Montgomery, Sr. and Pearl Mott Kennedy. He was a member of the Assembly of God, WWII Navy veteran, and a longtime fox and coyote hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Geniece Terry.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lena Yandell Kennedy of Havana; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dinah Kennedy of North Little Rock, Lonnie and Nancy Kennedy of Russellville; brother, John H. Kennedy of Ventura, CA; sister, Maggie Morris of Little Rock; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, at the Havana Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bob Caldwell officiating. Burial at Moore's Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors by Boyce Woods VFW Post 3141 Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers Rick Nichols, Patrick Hallum, Jason Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, Mickey Duvall, J. P. Littlefield. Memorials Havana Assembly of God Youth Building Fund, P. O. Box 35, Havana, AR 72842. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 19, 2006)


Kennedy, Arthur Allen

Arthur Allen Kennedy, age 87, of Russellville died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home. He was born August 22, 1925 at Dardanelle to the late Arthur William and Blanche White Kennedy. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from Firestone.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian Gaddis Kennedy; one son, Dan Kennedy; three sisters, Jeanie Gaddis, Lyda Ellis and Elsie Lee Turner.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Kennedy Bailey and husband Dwight of Maumelle; one son, Richard Kennedy and wife Phyllis of Conway; two sisters, Carol Thacker and husband Leroy of Maumelle, Katherine Kennedy of Maumelle; ten grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 20, 2013)

Kennedy, Arthur Allen

Arthur Allen Kennedy, age 87, of Russellville died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home. He was born August 22, 1925 at Dardanelle to the late Arthur William and Blanche White Kennedy. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from Firestone.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian Gaddis Kennedy; one son, Dan Kennedy; three sisters, Jeanie Gaddis, Lyda Ellis and Elsie Lee Turner.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Kennedy Bailey and husband Dwight of Maumelle; one son, Richard Kennedy and wife Phyllis of Conway; two sisters, Carol Thacker and husband Leroy of Maumelle, Katherine Kennedy of Maumelle; ten grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 20, 2013)

Kennedy, Katheren Dale

Katheren Dale Kennedy, age 81, passed away January 13, 2015.

Born April 4, 1933, she was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur W. Kennedy and Blanche Kennedy George; one brother, Allen Kennedy; three sisters, Lyda Ellis and husband PJ Ellis, Jeanie Gaddis and Elsie Lee Turner.

She is survived by a sister, Carol Jean Kennedy Thacker; one brother-in-law, David Gaddis and many nieces and nephews. Katheren resided many years at the Pathfinder Home in Jacksonville before she had to go to the nursing home in 2012. She loved the girls at the Pathfinder Home very much and loved her work there.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 16, 2015 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Tom McElmurry officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pathfinder Inc., 2520 West Main, Jacksonville, AR 72076. 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 21, 2015)

Kennedy, Lena Orene (Yandell)

Lena Orene Kennedy, age 88, of Havana died November 5, 2015, at Stella Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Russellville. She was born August 10, 1927, near Havana. She was the daughter of the late Willard and Jimmie Steward Yandell. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, a homemaker and retired from Today's Kids in Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, A.M. "Dump" Kennedy, and brother, Oren Yandell.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dinah Kennedy of North Little Rock, Lonnie and Nancy Kennedy of Russellville; brother, Owen Yandell of Havana; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, November 9, at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Funeral service was at 2:00 pm Tuesday, at Moore's Chapel, Hwy 309 Waveland, with Rev John McCourt officiating, with burial at Moore's Chanel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Rick Nichols, Patrick Hallum, Jason Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, Mickey Duvall and Marty Duvall. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moore's Chapel Cemetery Fund 10272 Harger Lane Havana, AR. 72842. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 11, 2015)

Kennedy, Lorene Linn

Lorene Linn Kennedy, age 79, of Danville, AR died Monday, October 6, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Morganton, AR on November 23, 1923 daughter of the late S. P. and Ara Gardner Linn. She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College, she retired after 33 years of teaching, she was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include, her husband of 50 years, Al Kennedy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Melanie Kennedy of Russellville, AR and Tom and Kristi Kennedy of Little Rock, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Danny Jones of Magazine, AR; sister, Hazel Wood of Morganton, AR; six grandchildren Robert Jones, Kara Jones Binz, John Kennedy, Jim Kennedy II all of Russellville, Hannah Kennedy and Hatley Kennedy both of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 10 a. m. at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Danny Jones, Robert Jones, John Kennedy and Jim A. Kennedy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6 to 8 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003)


Kennedy, Ray

Ray Kennedy, age 58, of Dardanelle went to Heaven Monday, September 24, 2007. He was a born December 12, 1948 at Oklahoma City, OK to the late Truman and Violet Fryer Kennedy. He was a Marine Veteran and retired from Tyson in Dardanelle where he was a truck driver for 17 years.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Kathleen Kennedy of Dardanelle; son, Dustin Kennedy of Dardanelle; two step children, SGT. Robert Campbell and wife Miho Campbell of Japan, and Misty Campbell of Jefferson City, TN.

Memorial Services were held Thursday, September 27, 2007, 1:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with friends and family officiating. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


Kenner, N. O. "Pop"

N. O. "Pop" Kenner, age 95, of Knoxville died Sunday, February 11, 1985. He was a retired telegrapher for Western Union and Missouri Pacific Railroad; a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church at Knoxville.

Survivors include a son, William H. Kenner of Knoxville; three daughters, Alta Jarmon of Oklahoma City, Okla., Fern Green of Hyattsville, Md. and Lorene Sauls of Russellville; a sister, Bertha Lowery of Lawton, Okla.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church at Knoxville by the Rev. Gerald Stone and the Rev. Jimmy Milloway. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Kennon, Alpha S.

Alpha S. Kennon, 72, passed away in his home at Danville, February 4, 1949. Mr. Kennon has been a live long resident of Yell County and has lived in Danville for the past 26 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zell Kennon; four children and two step-children, Mrs. Taylor Dennis, Mrs. Hayden Moudy, Betty Kennon, Robbie and Patsy Crowley, all of Danville; and Arvie Kennon of Okla. City; 10 grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Cora Denton, Sapulpa, Okla. Mrs. Sam Mitchell of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Charlie Woodard, Waldron and Lee Kennon of Houston, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 10, 1949)


Kennon, Marvin Otto

Marvin Otto Kennon, age 32, a native of Rover, Arkansas died Sunday morning February 8, 1948 at home at 1733 E. 8th St. Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 11 oclock. And burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Vancel and two sons, J. L. and Glenn of home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kennon and sister, Irene of 2422 W. 41 St.; also a brother, Cleo, of Rover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1948)


Kennon, Zell Etta

Mrs. Zell Etta Kennon, age 92 of Danville died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at the Ark. Heart Hospital.

Services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 10 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 2003)


Kennon, Zell Etta

Mrs. Zell Etta Kennon, age 92 of Danville, died Saturday, December 28, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in the Union Hill Community in Scott County on February 20, 1910 to the late Claude and Rosie Osborn Parker. She was a child day care employee at the Head Start Day Care Center at the foot of Danville Mountain, and one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wes Crowley and Alpha Kennon, and one daughter, Patsy McCown; three sisters, Lucille Heron, Sybil Miller, Ruby Vaughn, and a son-in-law, Roscoe Hays.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Robbie Hays of Danville, Betty and Harve Prince of Pensacola, Florida, Earl McCown of Cleveland, Mississippi; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Claudia and Ray Hunt of Waveland, Willo and Ules Owens of Union Hill; five grandchildren, Vickie McCown of Lexa, Arkansas, Mitchell McCown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Tammy Benedict of Jacksonville, Florida, John McCown of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tonya Patterson of Orange Park, Florida; eleven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a God child, Phyllis McLachlan, and her home health caregiver, Lawana Beavers of Belleville.

Services were Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were John McCown, Mitchell McCown, Stanley Cobb, Parker Hunt, Roger Owens, Ules Ray Owens, Don Owens, Jim Coots. Honorary pallbearers were David Thornton and Home Heath Care. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 2003)


Kent, Chester

Chester Kent, age 89, a resident of Russellville, died Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 6, 1913, at Norwood, Missouri to the late Jacob Harvey and Gertrude Rebecca Shepard Kent. He was a Pentecostal and attended the Gospel Tabernacle. He was a former truck driver, and enjoyed peddling fruits and vegetables around the county. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Kent; a sister, Alta Pipes; 2 grandchildren, Debbie Andrews and Kenny Ketcherside; and a great grandson, Brain Andrews.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ruth Kent of Russellville; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy and Euel Ketherside of Russellville, Donna Wade of Russellville, and Shirley Linton of Dover; a sister, Leona Williams of Dardanelle; 9 grandchildren, Sherri Olson, Letty Gunter, Cathy Lackey, Bobby Andrews, Chyrel Feltner, Regina Pendergraft, Dennis Wade, Doug Wade, and Rhonda Dycus; 28 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Saturday, November 2, 2002, at the Gospel Tabernacle with Rev. R. M. Shields officiating. Burial was in the Linker Cemetery at Dover under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Jerry Chronister, Don Chronister, Ronnie Lackey, Tony Ennos, Alan Olson, James Dycus, Lance Pendergraft, and Robert Gunter. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Kammerling, Johnny Story, and Standford Lee. Memorials may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle, P. O. Box 1761, Russellville, AR 72811. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 6, 2002)


Keplar, Mack

Keplar Dies Suddenly At Home - Mack Keplar, age 61, a former resident of Yell County, died suddenly Sunday night, April 1, 1956 at his home in North Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Goldie Keplar and several relatives.

Funeral services were held at England and burial at Birta. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 12, 1956)


Kernes, Dora Elizabeth

Dora Elizabeth Kernes, age 95 of Havana, AR died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 in the Booneville Hospital. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Willie Tippit of Havana; 13 grandchildren including William Fincher of Van Buren; 30 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 26, 1998 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, AR. Burial was in Gill Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 1, 1998)


Kerns, Gwen

Gwen Kerns, age 86 of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born September 19, 1919 at Hector to Homer and Jessie Leavell Garrigus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, George A. "Chock" Kerns.

Survivors include four sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Kerns, Jerry, George and Bob Kerns all of Dardanelle; three daughters and a son-in-law, Garry and Joe Griffin of Dover, Perry Gilchrist of Spokane, WA and Mary Warren of Dardanelle, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Gale Garrigus of Hector; two sisters, Una Lee Cochran of London and Ina Marable of Hector; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at Phoenix Cemetery near Dover, officiated by Rev. Terry Duvall. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 2, 2006)


Kerr, Jack Grant

Jack Grant Kerr, age 74, of Ola, AR. died Monday, February 8, 1999 at his home. He was born October 17, 1924 in Benton, AR. to the late E. Jack and Mary Collins Kerr. He retired from 3M Corporation with the Big Rock Division and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. He was a graduate of Central High School in Little Rock, attended the Arkansas Business Law School in Little Rock, was a WWII Navy Veteran and played in the United States Navy Band after graduating from the Navy School of Music in Washington, D. C.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Cook Kerr; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bruce Glover of Fort Smith; two grandsons, Colin Mantooth and Kelly Glover both of Ft. Smith, AR.

Graveside service will be Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 3:30 p. m. at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 10, 1999)


Kersh, Kenneth G. (Dr.)

Dr. Kenneth G. Kersh of Dardanelle passed away on March 23, 2011. Kenneth was the son of George and Georgia Kersh of Fort Smith. His professional collegiate career included the positions of associate professor, full professor, department head, academic vice president and he completed his career as a university president at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Kersh was named the 10th President of Arkansas Tech University in 1973. Dr. Kersh spent over 20 years at Arkansas Tech University. Dr.

Kersh is survived by his wife, Nancy; their five children, Graham and Lily Kersh, Richard and Gina Kersh, Kimberly Kersh, Georgia Kersh Nana and David Winters; grandchildren, Lauren Kersh, Jessica Kersh, Savannah Dye, Shelby Dye, Richard William Kersh, Dane Winters, Nash Winters; and by his sister, Patsy Brown of Springdale. Memorial services for Dr. Kersh will be conducted at All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville at 11 a.m. April 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 2011)

Kershner, James Ryan

James Ryan Kershner, age 25, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, June 23, 1999. He was born November 21, 1973 in Riverside, CA. He was a welder.

Survivors are his wife, Leisa Noblett Kershner; two daughters, Rachel and Jessica Kershner both of the home; his parents, Michael and Pattie Trainor Kershner of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Christian Kershner of Dardanelle, AR; paternal grandparents, William and Roseli Kershner of Bolivar, MO.

Services were Saturday at me Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were George Davis, Chris Grace, Ernest Thaxton, Darren Thaxton, Michael Davis, Bobby Kershner, Glen Lackey and Ronnie Thompson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 30, 1999)


Ketcherside, Steven Edward

Steven Edward Ketcherside, 53 of Ola died Tuesday March 18, 2014 in Little Rock. He was born November 19, 1960, in Russellville AR to the late Charles Edward Ketcherside and Martha Evelyn Willcutt.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Ketcherside, his older brother Charles Ellis Ketcherside. and his grandparents.

He is survived by a son, Steven Ketcherside Jr. of Dover, a daughter LeAnn Foster of Dover, 3 grandchildren, mother and step-father, Martha Middleton and husband D.C. of Dardanelle, 3 sisters, Teresa Crites and husband Jeff of Greenbrier, Sandra Ketcherside of Ola, Laura Westbrook of Dardanelle, one brother John Ketcherside of Ola, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A gathering of remembrance was Friday March 21,2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Cremation arrangements are made at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home & Crematory. Greenbrier AR, you may sign the guest book at bishopcritesfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 26, 2014)

Ketcherside, Steven Edward

GREENBRIER - Steven Edward Ketcherside, 53, of Ola died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Little Rock. He was born November 19, 1960, in Russellville to the late Charles Edward Ketcherside and Martha Evelyn Willcutt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ketcherside; his older brother, Charles Ellis Ketcherside; and his grandparents.

He is survived by a son, Steven Ketcherside Jr. of Dover; a daughter, LeAnn Foster of Dover; three grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Martha Middleton and husband D.C. of Dardanelle; three sisters, Teresa Crites and husband Jeff of Greenbrier, Sandra Ketcherside of Ola and Laura Westbrook of Dardanelle; one brother, John Ketcherside of Ola; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A gathering of remembrance will be conducted from 2-4 p.m.

today at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Cremation arrangements are made at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenbrier AR, 501-679-4400. Guest book available at www.bishopcritesfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 21, 2014)

Keyes, Robert

Atlanta Pilot Dies In Plane Crash On Mt. Magazine - Robert Keyes, 28, an Atlanta, Ga. pilot, was killed Sunday when his twin-engine plane crashed on Mt. Magazine. Keyes was flying the new plane from the Cessna factory in Wichita to the DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. Apparently no one saw the crash. The wreckage was sighted about 5:15 p. m. by forest rangers in the Mt. Magazine fire tower. An Army search plane from Ft. Chaffee located the plane just before dark on directions from forest personnel and circled the wreckage until State Police had it located. It had crashed about one-fourth mile from the bluff near the Brown Branch recreation area. Searchers had to follow a logging road and hike about two hours before reaching the wreckage about 10 p. m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 11, 1960)


Keys, Bertha (Murray)

Bertha Keys, 86, of Malvern, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at HSC Medical Center. She was born November 28, 1925 in Hot Springs, to John and Agnes (Hopper) Murray.

Survivors include son, Larry Keys and wife Shirley of Royal; daughters, Cheryl Kapella of Hot Springs, Nancy Mucci and husband Vince of Johnson City, TN, and Jude Burrow and husband Steve of Malvern; and brother, Pat Murray of Kansas City, KS. Bertha had nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was April 6th at Rockport Cemetery with Brother Mark Thornton officiating. Special thanks to HSC Medical Center staff and nurses, ICU Department, and Dr. Shawn Purifoy. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetic Association. Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guestbook at regencyfuneralhome.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 11, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 11 Apr 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Keys, Dorcas Sina (Mrs.)

Mrs. Dorcas Sina Keys, wife of James Douglas Keys, Briggsville, died February 11, and was buried February 12, 1941, in Briggsville Cemetery. She was a devoted Free Will Baptist since the age of 15. Mrs.

Key is the mother of 11 children and is survived by four girls, Mrs. Melton, Mrs. Menney Spears, Mrs. Nancy Spidhour and Mrs. Mandy Land, all of Arkansas; two boys, Charlie Keys, Texas, and Jim Keys of the home. Rev. E. H. Harper held the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1941)

Keys, George Bradford

George Bradford Keys, age 79 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at his home. He was born February 29, 1928 at River Mountain in Logan County to the late James B. and Bitha J. Billings Keys. He attended the Baptist Church and was a member of Boyce Woods VFW Post #3141, DAV and was a 32 Degree Mason.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clarence, Bruce and Carl Keys; two sisters, Clara Parker and Clora Roulston Jay.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Danita Lynn Burlson of Springdale, Sonya J. Brent of Russellville, Leshea M. Moody of Alva, FL; one sister, Mary Ferebee of Virginia; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held February 23, 2008 at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2008)


Keys, Glenda Gay (McGlothin)

Glenda Gay "McGlothin" Keys age 55 of Dardanelle died Friday, January 3, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1958 at Russellville to the late Dick and Mae McGlothin. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle, and loved spending time with her family, going fishing and writing in her journal.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Don Morgan.

Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Keys of Dardanelle; two children, Ashley Lievsay and husband Bobby, Amanda Kisling and husband Billy Joe all of Dardanelle; three stepchildren, Timothy Hutts of Mississippi, Michela Keys, Richard Keys both of Russellville; two sisters, Kay Parker and Carla Sims and husband Montie all of Dardanelle; one grandchild, Aaron Jones of Dardanelle; step granddaughter, Ivy Elizabeth Keys of Russellville and a special family friend, Randy Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00A.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Ethan Robinson and Gary Blair officiating. Visitation will be held immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be private. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Kisling, Bobby Lievsay, Steven Martin, Mark Thone, Chris Manns, Tommy Manns, Randy Moore. Memorial Donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 532, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. January 6, 2014, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Keys, Glenda Gay (McGlothin)

Glenda Gay "McGlothin" Keys age 55 of Dardanelle died Friday, December [Jan] 3, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1958 at Russellville to the late Dick and Mae McGlothin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Don Morgan.

Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Keys of Dardanelle; two children; three stepchildren; two sisters; one grandchild; and a step granddaughter.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Visitation was held immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Burial was private. Memorial Donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 532, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. 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 8, 2014)

Khamvongsa, Daoreuang R.

Daoreuang R. Khamvongsa, age 34, of Havana, AR, died Saturday, January 4, 1997. She was born in Champasack, Laos July 3, 1962. She worked in portion control at Petit Jean Poultry in Danville.

Survivors include her parents, Pone and Chanthone Khantharoth Inthasith of Havana, AR; her husband, Phanh Khamvongsa of Havana; three daughters, Oy Inthalonsinh, Noy Khamvongsa and Kathy Khamvongsa all of Havana, AR; a sister, Malaythong Vilavahn of Havana; five brothers, Vixieng Inthasith and Vixay Inthasith both of San Antonio, TX, Khamphay Inthasith of Lafayette, LA, Khamphong Inthasith and Bounthong Inthasith both of Havana, AR.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, January 8, 1997 at 1:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Buddhist Monks from Fort Smith officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. This was a single vehicle accident Saturday, January 4, 1997 on Highway 80, 20 miles west of Danville. This is a double funeral, a mother-in-law and son-in-law. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 1997)


Khilling, Carl Gene

Carl Gene Khilling, age 70, of Rogers, AR passed away November 6, 2010 in Rogers. He was born February 9, 1940 in Lavaca, AR to the late Carl L. and Opal M. Bradley Khilling. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include one son, Johnathan Khilling of Rogers, AR; one daughter, Lacey Khilling of Rogers, AR; one brother, Brad Khilling of Haskell, OK; one sister, Brenda Wood of Bentonville, AR; one granddaughter, Rylie Khilling; four nieces and two nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held on Thursday prior to the funeral from 12:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rogers Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 10, 2010)

Kidder, Alta "Dean"

Alta "Dean" Kidder, 72, a resident of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, December 16, 2004, at Chamber's Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 1, 1932, at Snowball, Arkansas to William Clayton and Clara Milam Polk. She was a former employee of Wayne Poultry in Danville. She enjoyed crocheting, hunting and spoiling her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Kidder; her son Robert W. "Chubby" Kidder; and two sisters, Millie Kelley and Alice Woods.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Humphreys of El Dorado, Arkansas; two brothers, L. C. Polk of Warren, Michigan and Charles Polk of Waterford, Michigan; three sisters, Barbara Mills of Commerce Township, Michigan, Peggy Parker of Dardanelle, and Jo Parker of Russellville, AR; 3 grandchildren and their spouses; two great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Monday, December 20, 2004, at the Nimrod Baptist Church at Nimrod with Rev. Lonnie Smith officiating. Burial was in the Nimrod Cemetery at Nimrod under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers were Robert McNeal, Don McNeal, Steve Edwards, Bobby Huddleston, Matthew Martin, and Keith Holley. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; Post Office Box 1653; Topeka, Kansas 66601-1653. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 22, 2004)


Kidder, Lomenzo

Lomenzo Kidder, 64, of Nimrod died November 12 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Reba Potts of Ola; two sons, Robert Kidder of Nimrod and L. D. Kidder of Fayetteville; a brother, Ray Kidder, of Houston; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Nimrod Baptist Church Monday, November 14. Burial was in the Nimrod Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1966)

Kidder, Robert W.

Robert W. Kidder, age 42, of Perryville, AR died Wednesday, March 12, 1997 at his home. A son of the late Robert Kidder and Mrs. Alta Polk Kidder of Perryville he was born October 22, 1951 in Pontiac, MI. He was a railroad worker and a member of the Nimrod Volunteer Fire Department.

With his mother he is survived by one sister, Pat Humphreys of El Dorado; three nieces, Sheryl Edwards of Magnolia, Sara and Shelia Humphreys both of El Dorado and his companion, Ella Bryant of Nimrod.

Pallbearers were Mike Eden, Ray Morrow, T. J. Bruck, Lee Payne, Keith McNeal, J. C. Crain, Terry Davis and David McNeal.

Funeral service was March 15 at the First Baptist Church in Nimrod with burial following in the Nimrod Cemetery by the Rev. Stan Payne. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, co Mrs. Jeff Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 1997)


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