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Laurie, Mike

Mike Laurie, 41, died on Tuesday afternoon, February 8, 2000 at the Yell County Compactor Station between Ola and Plainview. Officials were called around 2:45 p. m. to answer a call at the station, where Laurie was found inside a small building, where he worked at the station. Yell County Sheriff personnel investigated the incident, but it is believed Laurie died of natural causes.

Laurie has been employed by the county for several years and he and his wife, Stacey, own Stacey's Gifts in Danville. He is the son of Elouise Laurie of Danville and a Danville High School graduate.

Funeral details by Cornwell Funeral Home were not complete before press time. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 9, 2000)


Lawhorn, Grady V.

Grady V. Lawhorn, age 82, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Dardanelle Hospital. The son of William and Ramie Camp Lawhorn, he was born December 8, 1924 in Roanoke, AL. He married Thelma Johnson, on March 10, 1956 at Russellville. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. He was a truck driver with Tyson Foods before his retirement. He was a member of the Pottsville United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Ray Lawhorn; one sister; five brothers and two sons-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Thelma Lawhorn of Dardanelle; four children, Anita & Robert of Mechanicsburg, PA., Deborah Painter of Tulsa, OK., Vernon & Jana Lawhorn of Pottsville, and Terry Chilldres of Collierville, TN., six grandchildren; one sister, Louise Lancaster of Lagrange, GA.

Funeral was Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Pottsville United Methodist Church. Millie Bryant officiated. Burial was in Bell s Chapel Cemetery at Atkins, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military honors were provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rogers-Rye Post 2283. Memorials may be made to Pottsville United Methodist Church; PO Box 154; Pottsville, AR 72858. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 2, 2007)


Lawrence, Robert L.

Robert L. Lawrence, age 68 of Ola, died Wednesday at the AMI St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville. He was a native of Yell County, son of the late Bert and Vira Jean Lawrence. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and served in and was wounded in the Philippines Islands. He was a member of the VFW at Ola and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Sue Dacus Lawrence of Ola; five sons, Eddie Lawrence of Dardanelle, Johnny and Larry Lawrence both of Ola, Jimmy Lawrence of El Dorado and Charlie Lawrence of Plainview; one daughter, Mary Lawrence Smith of Merritt, TX; two brothers, Albert Lawrence of Lake Wells, FL and Willard Lawrence of Russellville; three sisters, Nora Carter of Danville, Audie James of Wilson and Verna Mosley of Danville, and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Tom Deere and Rev. Henry McGee officiating. Interment was in Dacus Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements and services were by Cornwell Funeral Services of Ola. Pallbearers were Olin James, Bobby James, Charles Bollan, Gordon Mutters, Audery Carter, Terry Foster and Honorary, Jeff Batterman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11/22/1989)


Lawrence, Shirley A.

Shirley A. Lawrence age 64 of Gravelly passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home. She was born January 29, 1950 in Porum, Oklahoma to the late Cecil Ray &Claudia Yates Lawrence. She was an outside person, loved animals, a woman of faith and loved being independent. Preceded in death by her parents; infant brother Ronnie Lawrence; brother Johnnie Lawrence; sister Mary Louise Wilbanks.

Survivors include brother & sister-in-law Charles & Yvonne Lawrence of Coweta, OK; a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Parks Cemetery in Nola. 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 Aug 30, 2014)

Lawrence, Vira

Mrs. Vira Lawrence, 70, died at a Russellville hospital December 27. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, J. G. Lawrence; four daughters, Mrs. Fredola Whitecotton and Mrs. Nora Carter of Danville, Mrs. Audie James of Wilson and Mrs. Verna Mae Mosley of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Albert of Barstow, Fla. Willard of Belleville and Robert of Ola; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Ellis of Havana. Mrs. Ida Wells of Belleville and Mrs. Offie Candy of Charleston; six brothers, Benton Jean of Belleville, Jim Jean of Danville, George Jean of Texas, Sylvester Jean of California, Kirk Bailey of San Francisco; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, December 31, 1959)


Lawrence, Willard

Willard Lawrence, age 85 of Russellville, died Friday, November 14, 2003, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born January 14, 1918, in Ranger, Arkansas to the late Bert and Vira Jeans Lawrence. He was a retired farmer, saw mill worker and an Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert & Robert Lawrence; three sisters, Audie James, Fredola Whitecotton, Nora Carter.

Survivors include his wife Lillian Sue Lawrence, a stepson, Randall Adaire of Russellville; a step grandson, Ronal Brownlee of Pottsville; sister, Verna Moseley of Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Sunday, November 16, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Chris George officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery, Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 19, 2003)


Lawson, Earnesteen

Mrs. Earnesteen Lawson, age 71, daughter of the late Pokie Parkinson, former Yell Countain, passed away at her home in Burkburnett, Tex. Thursday, October 14, 1954, of a heart attack. She was born at Ranger January 17, 1883.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin and Buford Lawson of Burkburnett, Tx.; one foster daughter, Stella Orval Davis, of Burkburnett, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Womack of Ozark, and Mrs. Leattee Clack of Atwater, Calif and five grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 26, 1954)


Lawson, Emma Virgie

Mrs. Emma Virgie Lawson, 54, died at her home near Bluffton on February 14, 1959. She had lived in Yell County all her life and was a member of a Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Sam; two daughters, Billie Sue and Betty Lou of the home; one son, Hoyt Lee of Bluffton; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Nichols of Bluffton; two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Moody, both of Bluffton; and one grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1959)


Lawson, Everette B.

Everette B. Lawson, aged 84, of Danville died May 25 at a hospital in Danville. He was a native of Perry County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dean Myrtle Pittman of Ft. Worth, Texas; one foster son, Frank Christ of Guthrie. Okla.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Methodist Church at Havana. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Lawson, Everette B.

Everette B. Lawson, aged 84, of Danville died May 25 at a hospital in Danville. He was a native of Perry County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dean Myrtle Pittman of Ft. Worth, Texas; one foster son, Frank Christ of Guthrie. Okla.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Methodist Church at Havana. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)

Lawson, Frankie Harvey Lee

The death angel visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson and took their infant son, Frankie Harvey, born January 12, 1940, died January 18, with pneumonia. The body was laid to rest in the New Bethel cemetery, Friday, January 19. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan - Feb 1940)

Lawson, Hoyt Lee

Hoyt Lee Lawson, age 56, of Waldron, died December 13, at Sparks Hospital, in Fort Smith. He was a retired truck driver for Tasty Bird.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Lawson; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Self of Waldron and Mrs. Debbie Taff of Waldron; one son, David Lawson of the home; His father, Sam Lawson of Ola; two sisters, Billie Hale of Haletown and Betty Spears of Ola; three granddaughters; one niece; and three nephews.

Burial was Friday at Rice-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Duncan cemetery at Waldron. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 12-21-1983)


Lawson, Lena Marvell Moore

Lena Marvell Moore Lawson, age 70, or Morrilton, AR found eternal rest March 9, 2004. She was born in Greenbrier, AR November 27, 1933 to the late Rev. Roy and Lena Moore.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Regina and Mike Bradford of Morrilton, AR and Robin Stephens of Perry, AR; six sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and JoAnn Keith of Danville, AR, David and Terri Keith of Huntsville, AR, Boyd and Fredetta Keith of Belleville, AR, Daniel and Melody Keith of Danville, AR, Boone and Melanie Keith of Moreno Valley, CA and Robbie Lawson of Russellville, AR 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Moore of Morrilton, AR; one sister, Norma Jean Levels of Jacksonville, AR. and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 17, 2004)


Lawson, Lois Marie

Lois Marie Lawson, age 69, of Waldron, AR died Saturday, December 19, 1998 at a local hospital. She was a child care provider and attended the Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Lawson.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Self of Waldron, AR and Debbie and Lonnie Taff of Waldron, AR; one son, David and Gay Lawson of Waldron, AR; one sister, Betty Willis of Briggsville, AR; two sisters-in-law, Betty Spears of Ola, AR and Billie Ray of Waldron, AR and seven grandchildren, Kimbery Taff, April Taff, Travis Taff, Beverly Self, Renee Self, Nichole Self and Brooklyn Lawson.

Funeral service was December 21, 1998 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, AR with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Will Vaughn, Charles Vaughn, Danny Morran, Shane Woodrum, John Keener and Mike Duncan. Honorary were William Self, Ronnie Spears and Kenneth Spears. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 1998)


Lawson, Samuel Lee

Samuel Lee Lawson, age 80, of Ola died Friday, December 16, at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church. His only son Hoyt Lawson preceded him in death on Tuesday and was buried on the day of his father's death.

Survivors include his wife Etta Edwards Lawson, 2 daughters, Billie Hale of Haletown, and Betty Spears of Ola. A daughter-in-law Marie Lawson of Waldron, 5 stepsons J. D. Aubrey, J.J., Jack and Harold Minnie; 2 stepdaughters, Imogene Morris, and Bonnie McCann; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; one nephew Bill Lawson of McGehee and several nieces.

Services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bluffton Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 12-21-1983)


Lawyer, Charles Lloyd "Happy"

Charles Lloyd "Happy" Lawyer, age 83, of Ola, AR died Thursday, November 27, 1997 at his home. He was born in St. Louis, MO July 28, 1914 son of the late James L. and Mary Shryock Lawyer. He was a retired maintenance engineer for the city of St. Louis, a retired D. A. V. bus driver for Mt. Home, a disabled veteran, a WWII Navy Veteran; he was a member of the Plainview VFW Post 8525, the American Legion and the D. A. V. He was a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by, his wives, Dorothy Amster Lawyer and Marie Lawyer; three brothers, Thomas, Homer and James Lawyer; five sisters, Vivian, Gladys, Naomi, Mary and Genieve.

Survivors include his sister, Mildred Hurst of New Haven, IL; his companion, Anna L. Budlong of Ola; eight step-children; 12 step-grandchildren; 30 nieces and 25 nephews.

His body will be cremated. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 1997)


Lay, Paul Eugene

Paul Eugene Lay, age 41, a resident of Russellville, AR died Saturday, December 13, 1997. He was born February 18, 1956 at Russellville to Paul Lay and Wanda Harris Millsap. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ.

Survivors include father and stepmother, Paul and Iva Lay of Russellville; mother, Wanda Millsap of Russellville; two sisters, Marie Suggs of Danville and Betty Connerly of Russellville; paternal grandfather, Ben Lay of Russellville; maternal grandmother, Ruby Harris of Russellville; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held December 15, 1997 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Mr. Travis Sweet. Burial was at Pollard Cemetery at Dover, AR. Memorials may be made to the Pope County Health Unit Hospice Group. Casket bearers were Billy Anderson, Mike LaGrone, Ken Hunn, Bryan Hull, Allen Lackey and Joe Lyle. Honorary was Keith Savage. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 1997)


Laymon, Herman Curtis "Red"

Herman Curtis "Red" Laymon, age 93, of Dardanelle died Saturday, May 19 at St. Mary s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born October 27, 1918 in Ottawa, Kansas to the late Guss Herman and Mary Effie Vanderslice Laymon. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, a carpenter and member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Helen Heavilin Laymon; a son James "Jim" Laymon and Karla of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, Dana, Tray, FuSha and Coree; three great-grandchildren, Faith, Destiny, Jared.

Service was Tuesday at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Jim Binfer officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Grage, Mike Blankenship, Bill Dodd, Guy Freeling, Gabriel Brown and Ronny McGaugh. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 23, 2012)

Laymon, Sonny

Sonny Laymon age 65 of Dardanelle died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his home. He was born February 12, 1946 at Broomville, AR to the late Dwight and Flossie May Standridge Laymon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ellen Beavers and Jewell Savage.

Survivors include his daughter, Tina Victory of Morrilton; two sisters, Lois Carroll and husband Jimmy of Dardanelle, Shirley Flippo and husband Junior of Russellville; several nieces, nephews and friends.

A private Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Cremation 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 Aug 24, 2011)

Lazenby, Ann

Mrs. Ann Lazenby, 98, of Plainview died Saturday at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was a Methodist and the widow of M. A. Lazenby.

She is survived by a son Homer Lazenby of Plainview; four stepsons, Alfred Lazenby of Horatio, Calvin and Gregg Lazenby of Carlsbad, N. M. and Ray Lazenby of Muskogee, Okla. and two stepdaughters, Mrs Ethel Holiman of Ola and Mrs. Duel Bellew of Bluffton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, October 16, 1959)


Lazenby, Elbert L.

Funeral Services for Staff Sgt. Elbert L. Lazenby were held at the Plainview Methodist Church Sunday afternoon March 27, with Rev. Luther K. Wilson in charge. Sgt. Lazenby was killed in action in Burma March 9, 1944 while serving as Radioman-Gunner on a B-17 Bomber with the U. S. Air Force.

Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lazenby of Plainview, he is survived by three brothers, E. W. of California, Bob of the Navy and Wayne of the home; and a sister Mrs. R. L. Whitten of Arkadelphia. Military rites were conducted by the Plainview and Danville American Legion Posts with Lee Elmore of Gilkey in command.

Burial was in the Rover Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 31, 1949)


Lazenby, Euriel E.

Euriel E. Lazenby, 58, of Plainview died of a heart attack in St. Mary's Hospital at Russellville on July 22, 1954. He was a veteran of World War I, a Methodist and member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Whitten of Casa; three sons, W. E. and Wayne of Little Rock and Robert of Upland, Calif; seven sisters and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 19, 1954)


Lazenby, Hazel

Hazel Lazenby, age 94, a resident of Plainview, AR, died Monday, September 17, 2001 at Winn Parish Medical Center at Winnfield, LA. She was born on October 27, 1906 at Aly, AR to William and Liller Arminda (Gabbert) Potter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Donaghey Lazenby and two brothers, Erchel and Earl Potter.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Helen Lazenby of Hickory, NC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Bill Padgett of Norman, OK and Phyllis and Kenneth Crawford of Winnfield, LA; four brothers, Ivory Potter of Tulsa, OK, Vestie Potter of Dumas, AR, Verlon Potter of Kingston, AR and Doyce Potter of Bluffton, AR; one sister, Ina Telaar of Ft. Smith, AR; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held September 21, 2001 at the United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Donna Roberts. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery at Bluffton, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 24, 2001)


Lazenby, Omer Donaghey

Omer Donaghey Lazenby, age 60, of Plainview died Saturday, May 9, at his home. He was a native of Yell County, a clerk and acting Postmaster of the Plainview post office and the son of the late Marshall and Ann Scott Lazenby. A member of the Plainview Methodist Church and superintendent of Church School, a member of the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Potter Lazenby; a son, Rob ert Lynn Lazenby of Newport, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Sue Padgett of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Phyllis Jean Crawford of Glenwood; three brothers, C. R. Lazenby and Grigg Lazenby of Carlsbad, N, M., and R. B. Lazenby of Muskogee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Holiman of Ola and Mrs. Nooner Bellew of Bluffton and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was May 12th at the Plainview Methodist Church by Rev. Jim Pollard and Rev. Tom Miller. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-28-1970)


Lazenby, Ray. B.

Ray. B. Lazenby Sr., age 72, died recently at Muskogee, Okla., where he had been a 40-year resident. He was a veteran of World War I, member of Trinity Lodge 502 AF&AM, Royal Arch Masons, Muskogee Council Two of Royal and Select Masters, Muskogee Commandery Two of Knights Templar and Bedouin Temple of the Shrine, Lions Club, Knife and Fork Club, Gideons, American Legion and United Commercial Travelers and of the First United Methodist Church. Lazenby was born in Yell County and attended school in Gravelly and at Hendrix College in Conway.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; two sons, Ray Jr. of Muskogee and Webber W. of Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Cowan of Lindsay; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Holiman of Leonard and Mrs. Durah Bellew of Bluffton; two brothers, Gregg and Calvin, both of Carlsbad, N. M. and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held last Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Muskoee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-11-1970)


Lazenby, Robert Lynn

Robert Lynn Lazenby, 74 of Newport, NC, a native of Yell County, passed away at home on January 3, 2012.

Born December 5, 1937 in Bluffton, AR, he was preceded in death by his parents, Omer Donaghey Lazenby and Hazel Potter Lazenby. He was a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and retired from the NC Department of Correction after 35 years. Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Teresa Lazenby Nobles of Tampa, FL, Lucinda Lazenby Gray of Newport, NC and Robin Lazenby Spivey of Last Bend, NC; two sons, Robert Donaghey Lazenby of Yucaipa, CA and Stephen Albert Lazenby of Riverside, CA; two sisters, Donna Lazenby Padgett of Norman, OK and Phyllis Lazenby Crawford of Plainview, AR; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; his faithful dog companion, Ashley; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 18, 2012)

Leach, B. Allen

B. Allen Leach, age 76, a retired farmer died December 10, 1958 at his home at Ola. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by three sons, Odell Leach of Plainview, Thurston Leach Ola and Hanford Leach of Fort Worth, Tex. four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Marcum of Ola, Mrs. Billy Eldridge of Blytheville and Mrs. Archie Barry of Ola; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, December 18, 1958)


Leach, Elvis "Christine" (Humphrey)

Elvis "Christine" Leach, age 71, of Kingston passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born August 28, 1943 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Clayton & Mary Emma McDaniel Humphrey. She was a member of the Victory Tabernacle Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roy, Elvin, and JD Humphrey; grandson Joshua Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jerrel Leach Sr; sons & daughter-in-law Jerrel Leach Jr; Ronnie & Gala Leach; Rickey & Ann Leach; daughter & son-in-law, Melinda & Stan Smith; sisters, Louise Dill, Pauline Westbrook, Irene Smith; brother, Howard Humphrey; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.

Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Victory Tabernacle Pentecostal Church with Rev Barbara Ritter officiating. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, at the funeral home. Grandsons served as pallbearers. 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 Feb 11, 2015)

Leach, Michael A.

Michael A. Leach, age 49, of Marshall, AR passed away from this life on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his home. He was born in Danville, AR on December 23, 1963 to Thurston Leach and Mary (McCoy) Leach. He attended the First Pentecostal Church in Marshall. He loved church and his church family. He was a hard working man who thoroughly enjoyed working at Ozark Construction. He was a man with a big heart who was always helping others. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurston leach; one brother, James Leach; his father-in-law, Max Stout.

Survivors include, his wife, Staci (Stout) Leach of the home; two sons, Chase Leach of the home and Cody and Amber Leach of Marshall; one daughter, Elishia and Ricky Duncan of Clinton; three grandchildren, Tiffany Duncan, Elijay Leach and Tanner Duncan; his mother, Mary Leach of Ola; mother-in-law, Wanita Stout of Marshall; three sisters, Martha Seeber of Slidell, LA, Donna (Leach) Fowler of Ola and Anna Via of Plainview; one brother, Coy Leach of Ola and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Funeral service was January 9, 2013 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, AR with Bro. Gary Sanders officiating. Burial was in Sanders Cemetery near Marshall. Family memorial was held at Ola Church of Christ on January 12th. Pallbearers were Allen Sutterfield, Cody and Jesse Hinchey, David Savahla, Brian Lynch and James Hall. Honorary were Donnie Collins and Doug Schlinker. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 16, 2013)

Leach, Michael Allen

Michael Allen Leach, born December 23, 1963, deceased January 3, 2013. Family will gather at Ola Church of Christ fellowship hall on January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Full obituary in next week's issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 9, 2013)

Leach, Tammie Leann (Stewart)

Tammie Leann Leach, age 55, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born September 12, 1959, at Paris to Lonnie "Tinker" Ray and Marion McReynolds Stewart. She loved camping and fishing and cooking. She was a food service provider at the Dardanelle Primary School. Most of all she loved spending time and getting to play with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lonnie "Tinker" Stewart; her first husband, James Leach and a nephew, Brian Rose.

Survivors include her companion, Tommy Ivey of Dardanelle; her mother, Marion Stewart of Dardanelle; two children, Brian Ivey and wife Lisa of Dardanelle, Ashley Rector and husband Charles of Dardanelle; two sisters, Leona Rose and husband Coy of Ola, LaRae Farris of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, Thomas Ivey, Cash Rector, Rush Rector and Leah Ivey; one niece, Terry Gentry; four nephews, Mark Farris, Mitchell Moro, Scott Moro and William West.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 12, 2015, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor John David Keeling and Pastor Melanie Tubbs officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, 5:00 .M. to 7:00P.M. at the chapel. Pallbearers were Mitchell Moro, Scott Moro, Mark Farris, Charles Rector, William West and Brian Ivey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. 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 Jun 17, 2015)

Leach, William Robert

William Robert Leach, age 78, of Plainview, died Monday in a Little Rock Hospital. He was a farmer, a native of Adona and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Earl and Ocie Leach, Watson and C. A. Leach, Birta; two daughters, Mrs. Emmett Owens, Watson and Mrs. E. F. Rook, Arkadelphia; a brother, Allen Leach of Birta; a sister, Mrs. Rean Cassey, Needmore, and eight grandchildren and two great-grand children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 27, 1952)


Leach, William Roberts (Mrs.)

Mrs. William Roberts Leach, age 70, died at Wing, Yell County, Friday. A native of Garland County, she formerly lived at Danville.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Earl of Watson, Ocie of Pickens and Calvin of Birta; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Rooks of Wing and Mrs. Emmett Owens of Ola; a brother, Will Ratliff of Mountain Valley; and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Parker, Mrs. Ella Holt and Mrs. Bessie Givens of Hot Springs and Mrs. E. P. Murders of Jessieville.

Funeral services were held Sunday at New Bethel and burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 18, 1948)


Leach, William Thurston

OLA - William Thurston Leach, age 68, died October 23, 1980 at the Russellville hospital. He was a native of Plainview, a son of the late B. A. and Ola Breashears Leach, a veteran of World War II, and a retired farmer.

Survivors are three sons, James Leach and Coy Leach, Ola, and Michael Leach, Belleville; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Vie, Ola, Miss Donna Leach and Miss Martha Leach, Belleville; two brothers, Odell Leach Plainview, and Hanford Leach, Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Imogene Bridges, Plainview, Mrs. Hazel Marcum, Ola, Mrs. Ernestine Barry and Mrs. Martha Jones, Morrilton; and two grandsons.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. October 24 at Cornwell Chapel. Burial was at Sunlight Bay Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/29/1980)


Leal, Andrea (Garza)

Andrea Garza Leal, age 78, of Danville passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Ark Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. Andrea was born April 7, 1937, in McAllen, Texas to the late Vincente & Eluteria Lopez Garza. She was a mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Romero Leal; Jimmy Del La Guz; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons & daughters-in-law, Joe & Hope Leal of San Antonio, TX.; Steve "Taco" & Liduvina Ramirez of Danville; Ruben & Dalsey Ramirez of Danville; grandchildren, Victor Ramirez; Raul Ramirez; Yvonne Ramirez; Marisabell Ramirez; Edgar Ramirez; Steven Ramirez, Alex Ramirez, Marisabell Ramirez; Susy Ramirez; Kayley Leeann Ramirez; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Armandina Henson of Danville; Anita Hernandez of CA.; brothers, Robert Garza of Fort Smith and Arnold Garza of Danville.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the St. Andrews Catholic Church. Burial was at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was from 8:00 am to 4 pm Monday, October 26, at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Victor Ramirez, Raul Ramirez, Edgar Ramirez, Steven Ramirez; Joey Leal, and Robert Garza. 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 Oct 28, 2015)

Leathers, Donna Mae

Donna Mae Leathers, age 72, of Ola died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at National Park Hospital in Hot Springs. Mrs. Leathers was born June 6, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to the late Clare R. and Irene Aldred Hill. She was a homemaker and mother and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Leathers.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and JoAnn Leathers of Dayton, Texas, Mark and Mary Leathers of Ft. Smith, David and Mary Leathers of Iowa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Roger Reynolds of Fayetteville, Elaine And Derrell Burke of Ola, two brothers, her twin, Don Hill of Idaho, Richard Hammond of California; a sister, Sharon Odom of Alabama; 13 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services will be February 3, 2002, at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating. Interment will be in Sandlin Cemetery, Ola by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Reynolds, Duke Reynolds, Clifton Burke, Rusty Reid, Johnny Foster, John Moseley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 6, 2002)


Lebeouf, Alex J. Pete

LINDSAY - Alex J. Pete LeBeouf, who lived and worked here for 25 years as a pest control technician for Porterville. Developmental Center before retiring in 1990, died here on Friday, May 7, 1999. He was 67. Visitation will be held from 18 p. m. today and from 9 a. m. to noon Tuesday at Webb-Sanders; Funeral Home in Lindsay.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery. Mr. LeBeouf was born in Woodside, La. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served from 1951-54. He was a paratrooper attached to the 508th Airborne and participated in Operation Longhorn maneuvers. A proud Cajun, he enjoyed family gatherings, special friends, a good-humored joke, home-cooked Cajun food, the outdoors and fun-filled trips to Las Vegas.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Elva Sue LeBeouf of Lindsay; a son, Bobby Dean LeBeouf of Lindsay; a daughter, Shirlene Boyd of Clovis; a brother, Wallace J. LeBeouf of Lindsay; a sister, Katherine Bilski of Baytown, Texas; three grandchildren, Brian, Amanda and Aaron LeBeouf, all of Strathmore; a son-in-law, Robert Boyd of Clovis; a daughter-in-law, Charia LeBeouf of Strathmore; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's own favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home in Lindsay. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/7/1999)


Lebeouf, Alex J. Pete - (Memory Card)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF Alex J. Pete LeBeouf

BORN January 21, 1932, Woodside, Louisiana

PASSED AWAY May 7, 1999, Lindsay, California

GRAVESIDE SERVICE Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 2:00 p. m., Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, Lindsay, California

OFFICIATING Pastor Jack Young, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lindsay, California

INTERMENT Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery

ARRANGEMENTS BY Webb-Sanders Funeral Home FD 501 Lindsay, California (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/7/1999)


Lebeouf, Elva Sue

ELVA SUE LeBEOUF - Sue was born in Rover, AR, on December 9, 1935, and passed away on July 24, 2001, in Fresno, CA. She retired from the Pacific Bell Visalia office in 1974, having provided her services as a telephone operator for 20 years. Sue loved gatherings of family and friends, all of which were very special to her. Through the years she worked diligently to help provide the necessities for her family and always maintained a beautiful home. She enjoyed country music and looked forward to the next fun filled trip to Las Vegas. She was a master at video keno and poker and won many large jackpots. She also enjoyed the many fresh fruits the valley produced and grew apricots and tomatoes in her yard. Living in Lindsay for over 58 years of her life was a good match for her. Sue enjoyed the friendship of her neighbors, local bank, grocery store, mechanics, etc. as they were always ready to help with anything she needed, and she really felt safe and part of the small town community.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Alex J. Pete LeBeouf. Sue is survived by a son, Bobby Dean LeBeouf, and wife, Flora of Porterville; a daughter, Shirlene Kay Boyd, and husband, Robert of Clovis, and three grandchildren, Brian Amanda, and Aaron LeBeouf, all of Porterville.

Visitation will be held at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home in Lindsay on Thursday, July 26, 2001 from 1:00 to 7:00 P. M. Graveside Services will be held at the Lindsay Strathmore Cemetery in Lindsay on Friday, July 27 2001, at 10:00 A. M. Remembrances may be made to Nancy Hinds Hospice, 1416 W. Twain Fresno, CA, 93711 or the donor's favorite charity Webb-Sanders Funeral Home Lindsay, CA (559) 562-3084 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/24/2001)


Lebeouf, Elva Sue (Memory Card)

IN LOVING MEMORY Elva Sue LeBeouf

BORN December 9, 1935, Rover, Arkansas

PASSED AWAY July 24, 2001, Fresno, California

GRAVESIDE SERVICE Friday, July 27, 2001 at 10:00 a. m., Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, Lindsay, California

OFFICIATING Pastor Wayne Easlon, Reverend Bobby D. LeBeouf

INTERMENT Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, Lindsay, California

ARRANGEMENTS BY Webb-Sanders Funeral HomeLindsay, California (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/24/01)


Ledbetter, Patricia Lynn

Patricia Lynn Ledbetter, age 48, died August 27, 2000 at St. Edward's Hospital in Port Smith, AR. She was born January 31, 1952 in Houston, AR to Virginia Ledbetter and the late Leo Ledbetter.

She is survived by, her mother, Virginia Ledbetter; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carla Ledbetter of Greenwood, AR; a sister and brother-in-law, Lou and Micah Ellis of Danville, AR; five nieces, Laurie Roger Brand, Cindy Timmy Sherrill, Dana Robinson, Kate Ledbetter and Amber Beaman; five nephews, Jimmie Robinson, Philip Robinson, Shane Beaman, Trevor Ellis and Brett Ellis; three great-nieces; four great nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leo Ledbetter; a sister, Mary Robinson and great nephews, Dakota and Dylan Robinson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 2 at 2:00 p. m. at the Wilson Free Will Baptist Church in Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 30, 2000)


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