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Madeley, Mary Jo (McGuire)

Mary Jo McGuire Madeley age 74 of Conway died Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home. She was born January 28, 1939 at Dardanelle to the late Jim and Nina Shepherd McGuire. She was of the Church of Christ faith. She enjoyed decorating, shopping, gardening, antiquing and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hood Madeley, Sr.,one sister, Freddie McCarty; half brother, Warren McGuire; half sisters, Geraldine McElroy, Gayle Watkins, Edna Jean McGuire, Doris Lievsay.

Survivors include her son, Hood Madeley Jr of Conway; one daughter, Amanda Tester and husband Jack of Maumelle; two sisters, Rebecca Seay and husband Paul of Dardanelle, Pam Huggins and husband Gary of Russellville; aunt, Marie Bachman of Russellville; three grandchildren, Justin Madeley of Russellville, Lauren Madeley Shelton of Russellville, Gabe Tester of Maumelle.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with her brother-in-law Rev. Paul Seay officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Jan 10, 2014, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Maden, I. E. (Mrs.)

Mrs. I. E. Maden was born in Libson, N.Y. on March 30th, 1900 and departed this life at her home in Little Rock on May 29th, 1947. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 12, 1947)


Madison, Clara Elizabeth

Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Madison, age 71, of Russellville, AR died Friday, April 18, 1997 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born April 22, 1925 in Chickasha, OK to the late A. W. and Jenny Champion New. She was a mother and housewife and a 36 year member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 2283 of Russellville.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jack Madison, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jack Madison of Russellville; three daughters, Ruth Thien and Dorothy Walker both of Russellville and Sharron Hill of Sherman Oaks, CA; three brothers, Virgil New of Atkins, Oscar New of Arkadelphia, Scyrell New of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was Monday at Booger Hollow Cemetery by Bro. Oscar New and Brother Virgil New. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 1997)


Madison, Jack

Jack Madison, age 86, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, February 14, 2004 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born in Carden Bottoms on October 10, 1917 son of the late Bill Jack and Addie Mae Outlaw Madison. He was a retired sheet metal engineering assistant, for Garrett Aircraft Corp. Lon Angeles, CA. He was an Army Veteran, a life member and past Commander of the Russellville VFW Post 2283 and a member of the Russellville Eagles Lodge 3928.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara New Madison; a son Jack Madison, Jr.; three brothers, Buck, J. B. and George Will Madison and a sister, Ellen Leslie.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Thien of Russellville, AR, Dorothy Walker of Gum Log and Sharron Hill of Tarzana, CA; a sister, Wanda Apple of Dardanelle, AR; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Friday, February 20, 2004 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Wayne Bookout officiating. Burial with military honors by Russellville VFW Post 2283 will be in Booger Hollow Cemetery in Dover, AR. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 18, 2004)


Magie, Ora Dell

OLA - Ora Dell Magie, age 71, of Ola died Wednesday, February 11, 1987 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Pauline Douthit Magie.

Survivors include a brother, Ira Howard Magie of Waterville, Ore.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at Hawkes Cemetery, near Hollis. Burial will be by Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola. Active pallbearers are Alpha Humphrey, Bob Humphrey, Gene Humphrey, Jimmy Wells and Harold Shepherd. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home in Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Magness, Ada

Ada Magness, age 95, of Bluffton died Monday, August 8, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born October 9, 1909, at Bluffton to Tom and Sarah Brown Hawkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bluffton Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Opal Magness her parents, a daughter, Lillie Rhoades and a granddaughter, Ada Sue Bittio.

Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Shirley Magness of Waldo daughters and son-in-law, Mary and Vernon Brothers of Benton, Ruby Shinn of Dumas son-in-law, Junior Rhoades of Bluffton 12 grandchildren several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bluffton Methodist Church with Rev. Eddie Howell officiating. Interment will be in Bluffton Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 10, 2005)


Magness, Audry Isabell

Mrs. Audry Isabell Magness, age 67, of Waldron, AR, formerly of Gravelly, AR, died Monday, March 7th at the Mercy Hospital Of Scott County in Waldron. She was a native of Gravelly, daughter of the late George Istler and Minnie Lou Riddle Istler, a homemaker and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Magness of Waldron; two brothers, William Istler of Cutler, CA and Charles Chester Istler of Oklahoma City, OK; one sister, Mrs. Mable Ruby of Waldron; one nephew George W. Ruth of Fort Sill, OK.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Rev. Roy Lamar officiating. Interment will be in the Salem Cemetery near Plainview by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 3/7/1988)


Magness, Ethel Martha Underwood

Mrs. Ethel Martha Underwood Magness, age 88, of Bluffton died Saturday, March 9, at St Vincents Hospital in Little Rock. She was the wife of the late Irvin Magness and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Fay Magness of Russellville; two daughters, Mrs. Gordie Rice of Little Rock and Mrs. Armine Ballew of Merced, Ca.; a brother, Roscoe Underwood of Patterson, Ca.; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Peirson of Patterson, Ca.; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at the Bluffton Baptist Church by Rev. G. A. Patterson. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-14-1974)


Magness, Glynn H.

Glynn H. Magness, age 77, of Newport, KY, formerly of Hot Springs, AR, died Friday, July 13, 1990. He was the son of the late William A, and Cricket Magness of Bluffton, AR.

Survivors are his wife, Lena Magness; a son, Glynn, Magness, Jr.; a sister, Dale Sipes Poulin of Hot Springs; two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 16th at Dobbling Funeral Home in Ft. Thomas, KY. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 9-1-1990)


Magness, Jack

Jack Magness, age 72, of Gardener Nursing Home in Star City, died December 3, 1987. He was the son of the late W. A. and Cricket Magness, a retired farmer, a Baptist and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Norris Carter Magness; a son, David Magness; one daughter, Beverly Fuller and one grandson.

Funeral was Friday at the Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Dark Corners Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 12-9-1987)


Magness, John David

John David Magness, age 85, of Bluffton died Monday, February 18th, at the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Bluffton, a retired farmer, the son of the late Bill and Ann Morgan Magness. He was a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church and a Mason.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jim T. Aikman of Bluffton; one brother, William Magness of Hot Springs; one half-brother, Opal Magness of Bluffton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Bluffton Baptist Church Wednesday at 2:00 with Rev. George Patton officiating. Interment was at the Bluffton Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-28-1974)


Magness, Nelia

Mrs. Nelia Magness, age 74, of Russellville, died Tuesday, December 15,1987 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. A daughter of the late Foster G. Forrest and the late Floy Elizabeth Peeler Forrest, she was born at Ola, AR. She was a retired employee of the International Shoe Company and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Fay R. Magness; two sons, Joe Magness of Little Rock and Billy D. Magness of Atkins; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Thomas of Benton and Mrs. Pam Jones of Russellville; three brothers, Charlie Forrest, Odell Forrest and Roy Forrest all of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Jewell Partin of Russellville and Mrs. Flora Keener of Benton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 17 at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Russellville, with Rev. Doug Little and Rev. Bob Rackley officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery, near Plainview. Active pallbearers were: Lloyd Magness, Jon Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Alan Thomas, Larry Magness, Scott Luter, Gene Fitch and Bob, Forrest. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 12-23-1987)


Magness, Opal Arthur

Mr. Opal Arthur Magness, age 88, of Benton, AR, formerly of Ola, AR died Friday, December 2, at the Benton Service Center in Benton. He was born July 1, 1906 in Bluffton, AR to the late William and Hattie Phillips Magness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bluffton Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Hawkins Magness of Ola, AR; son, Bill Magness of Waldo, AR; three daughters, Mary Brothers of Benton, AR, Lillie Rhoades of Bluffton, AR and Ruby Shinn of Dumas, AR; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services were December 3 at the Bluffton Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy McCloud officiating. Interment was in the Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/7/1994)


Magness, Virgil

Virgil Magness, age 79, of Waldron, formerly of Gravelly, died Friday, April 1st at Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Bluffton, son of the late William and Lillie Cleveland Magness and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

Survivors are an aunt, sister-in-laws and cousins.

Funeral services were held April 4th at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Rev. Roy Lamar officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery near Plainview. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 4-6-1988)


Magness, William Alex

William Alex Magness, age 93, of Danville, died Thursday, February 17, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Methodist.

Survivors include two sons, Glynn Magness of Newport, KY and Jack Magness of Hot Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Poulin of Hot Springs; a half-brother, Opal Magness of Bluffton; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bluffton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Royce Savage. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. Pallbearers: Active-Harold Montgomery, Nooner Bellew, Bill Aikman, Henry Smallwood, Odell King and Farris Jones. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 2-24-1977)


Mahan, Billy Lee

Billy Lee Mahan, age 65 of Plainview, died Saturday, May 21 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born November 6, 1945 in Danville, he was the son of the late John Franklin and Helen Irene Lipe Mahan. He was a logger for Deltic Timber and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elbert and Georgia Randall and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jo Ann Mahan; two sons, Michael Allen and David Lee Mahan both of Plainview; three grandchildren, Lakin Michelle Moore and Scott Allen Mahan of Plainview and Brayden Atkins of Ola; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Marie Jones and Bryce William Moore both of Plainview and three brothers and three sisters and many nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Carter Cove Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 25, 2011)

Mahan, Glenda J. (Purdom)

Glenda J. Mahan, 69, of Belleville, died Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born August 14, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was the retired owner and operator of Glenda's Drapery Shop.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carlos Purdom; step-father, Jimmy Bullington; daughter Shana Mahan; granddaughter, Angel Gaston; and half-sister, Kay Mann.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Mahan; children, Starla and Larry Thomas; Kevin and Joy ChiIds of Jonesboro; Sherry and Greg Bland of Belleville; Donna and John George of Belleville; Karen and Steve Gaston of Havana; mother, Helen Bullington; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn and Johnny Foster of Cabot; and half-sister, Shirley and Bob Dickey of Harrison.

Funeral service was November 12, 2012 at the Apostolic Church, in North Little Rock, with Brother Donnie Copeland and Brother Greg Bland officiating. Interment was at Rest Hills Cemetery, North Little Rock. Arrangements are 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 Nov 14, 2012)

Mahan, John Franklin

John Franklin Mahan, age 82, of Ola, AR died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola. He was born August 15, 1915 in Casa, AR to the late Arthur and Maggie Rainey Mahan. He was a retired sawmill worker, an Army Veteran, 50 year 32nd degree Mason and member of the Ola Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lipe Mahan.

He is survived by four sons, Wayne Mahan of No. Little Rock, AR, Charles Mahan of Little Rock, AR, Billy Mahan of Nimrod Lake, AR and James Mahan of Ola, AR; four daughters, Marie Noakes of Rover, AR, Linda Rochelle of Plainview, AR, Crystal Mahan and Glenna Wilson both of Ola, AR; one brother, Kenneth Mahan of Chicago, IL; five sisters, Dessia Elier of Yuma, AZ, Dean George of Ola, AR, Marie Ervin and Faye Claxton both of Perryville, AR and Ruth Fitch of Adona, AR; 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Service with Masonic Rites was held July 25th, 1998 at the Church or Christ in Ola with Walter Golding officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were John Mahan, Terry Mahan, Richard Mahan, J. D. Rochelle, Bobby Rochelle Jr, and Doug Rose. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 29, 1998)


Mahan, John Robert

John Robert Mahan, age 41, of Houston AR passed this life September 16, 2014 at his home. He was born June 23, 1973 in North Little Rock, AR. He was the son of Charles and Linda Mahan. He was a member of Houston Baptist Church. John was loved by many brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ and many friends in his line of work.

He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Sue Mahan and sister Charlotte Gail Mahan.

Survivors include his wife Stephani Mahan; daughters, Kadynce, Madison and Lillyana; father, Charles Mahan of Houston; brothers, Richard & Christina Mahan of Houston; Terry & Bonnie Mahan of Perryville.

Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville. Visitation was 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, at the cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 24, 2014)

Mahan, Linda Sue (Qualls)

Linda Sue Mahan, age 60, of Houston passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home. She was born July 3, 1952 in Vian, Oklahoma to the late Hugh Robert & Linnan Amy McNatt Qualls. She was a Charter member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview and Bread of Life Pentecostal Church in Jesseville. She and her husband went to many crusades & many revivals. She was a active singer in the church and sung for many at cemeteries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Charlotte Gail Mahan.

Survivors include her husband Charles Mahan; children & spouses, Richard & Christina Mahan of Houston; John & Stephanie Mahan of Houston; Terry & Bonnie Mahan of Perryville; 9 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wilma June Hendrix Hood & husband Randy of Tulsa; Faye Tellery of Sallisaw, OK; brothers Loyd & Debbie Qualls of Gore, OK; John & Shelly Qualls of Tulsa; coy Qualls of No. Carolina; a host of friends, and brothers & sisters in Christ.

Funeral service was June 25, 2013 at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with Bro. Glen Davis and Bro. Ricky Hampton officiating. Burial at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville. 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 June 26, 2013)

Mahan, Linda Sue (Qualls)

Linda Sue Mahan, age 60, of Houston passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home. She was born July 3, 1952 in Vian, Oklahoma to the late Hugh Robert & Linnan Amy McNatt Qualls. She was a Charter member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview and Bread of Life Pentecostal Church in Jesseville. She and her husband went to many crusades & many revivals. She was a active singer in the church and sung for many at cemeteries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Charlotte Gail Mahan.

Survivors include her husband Charles Mahan; children & spouses, Richard & Christina Mahan of Houston; John & Stephanie Mahan of Houston; Terry & Bonnie Mahan of Perryville; 9 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wilma June Hendrix Hood & husband Randy of Tulsa; Faye Tellery of Sallisaw, OK; brothers Loyd & Debbie Qualls of Gore, OK; John & Shelly Qualls of Tulsa; coy Qualls of No. Carolina; a host of friends, and brothers & sisters in Christ.

Funeral service was June 25, 2013 at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with Bro. Glen Davis and Bro. Ricky Hampton officiating. Burial at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville. 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 June 26, 2013)

Mahan, Shana Nicole

Shana Nicole Mahan, 25, passed away November 13, 2010. Born on January 21, 1985 in Little Rock to Wayne and Glenda Purdom Mahan, she was a 2001 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School and a member of The Apostolic Church in North Little Rock. Shana's life was spent giving worship and praise to the Lord.

She is survived by her parents of Danville; siblings, Starla Thomas (Larry) of North Little Rock, Kevin Childs (Joy) of Jonesboro, Sherry Bland (Greg), Donna George (John) and Karen Gaston (Steve), all of Belleville; grandmother, Helen Bullington of Higden; aunt, Carolyn Foster of Cabot; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Helen Mahan and grandfather, Jimmy Bullington.

Services were Tuesday, November 16, at The Apostolic Church in North Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Donnie Copeland. Interment was at Rest Hills Memorial Park in Sherwood. Memorials may be made to The Apostolic Church, 4314 Landers Rd., N. Little Rock, AR 72117. Arrangements by Sherwood Funeral Home, 7515 Warden Rd., Sherwood, (501) 835-9200. Shana's online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 24, 2010)

Mahon, Chilili

Mrs. Chilili Mahon, age 75, of New Blaine, AR, widow of Leonard Mahon, died Friday, July 2, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. She was born April 12, 1924 in Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas to the late William Noble and Floy Griffin Thomas. She was a homemaker and mother.

She is survived by two sons, Roy Mahon of Heber Springs, AR and Howard Mahon of Bay City, TX; three daughters, Lillian Elmore of Radcliff, KY, Emma Mullican of New Blaine, AR and Carolyn Brammer of La Porte, IN; one brother, Gordon Thomas of Russellville, AR; one sister, Atha Kelley of Pottsville, AR; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Service was July 5, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Rev. Jerrell Willingham officiating. Interment was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Edward Moran, John W. Moran, Frank Mahon, Kenneth Mahon, Tommy L. Thompson and Joshua Martin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 7, 1999)


Mahon, Hal

Hal Mahon, Jr., age 79 of Alva, OK, formerly of Plainview and Birta, died Sunday, February 27, 2005 at Share Medical Center in Alva, OK. He was born February 16, 1926 at Birta to the late Hal Mahon, Sr. and Nicy Lillian Lewis.

He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Flo Ann and all his siblings. He served in the Navy for two years then went into construction where he helped in building Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock Lake Dams. While doing this, he met his wife Martha Bell. To this union three children were born Flo Ann, Hal Don and Ricky Claude Mahon. After construction, he worked for the State of Arkansas Highway Department. He moved to Alva, OK1 in 1996.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Hal Don and Barbara Mahon of Alva, OK, Ricky Claude and Regina Mahon of Alva, OK; five grandsons and two granddaughters.

Graveside services were held March 3, 2005, at Birta Cemetery with Military Honors by Boyce-Woods Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3141 in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 9, 2005)


Majors, Edna Dell

Edna Dell Majors, age 83, of Perry, Arkansas passed away on July 19, 2010. She was born March 1, 1927 at Belleville, AR to Lee and Jennie Moudy. Mrs. Majors was a homemaker, retired cosmetologist and a retired Postmaster of 27 years. She was a charter member of Second Baptist Church in Perryville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Betty Jane Moudy, Anna Belle Moudy, and Elnora Sherman and grandson Kevin Bradley Majors.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph L. Majors of the home; daughter Linda Scroggin (Jon) of Little Rock; sons Danny Majors and Mike Majors of Perry and Gary Majors (Mary Ann) of Perryville; grandchildren Matt Scroggin, Stacey Scroggin, Gennifer Majors, Josh Majors and Isaac Majors; brothers Opal Lee Moudy of Jonesboro, Dr. Bob Moudy of Chaffee, Mo., Larry Moudy of Valley View Texas, plus many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Friday at Second Baptist Church in Perryville with Bro. Glenn Alley officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville following the service. Pallbearers were Matt Scroggin, Josh Majors, Isaac Majors, Harold Majors, Ed Fair and Jon Scroggin. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Carter, Jimmy Ray Evans, Harold Cox, David Stone, and Herby Branscum. Funeral under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Arkansas Hospice or the charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 28, 2010)


Majors, Elwin L (Sgt.)

Body of Sgt. Elwin Majors Discovered- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Majors of Belleville received a letter from the War Department last week telling them that the body of their son, Sgt. Elwin L. Majors had been discovered - nearly seven years after he had been reported missing in action. Mr. and Mrs. Majors received word in July, 1944 that Sgt. Majors, then 25 years of age and a gunner on a B-24, was missing in action when his plane was shot down over Germany on July 7. They had not received any further word from the government until May of 1950 when he was reported killed in action. German records had been found in May telling of the plane being shot down. Upon further investigation, Sgt. Majors remains were found in an isolated grave located in the Biechhammer Forest in Poland. They were disinterred by American Graves Registration personnel and removed to the U. S. Military Cemetery Neuvilleen Condroz near Liege, Belgium. Mr. Majors said that the body will be sent home for burial at Belleville. The Majors had learned that seven of the 10-man crew on the plane had parachuted down, were captured by the Germans, and returned home after the war. The German records which were found said that two men, including Sgt. Majors, were on the plane when it crashed. Majors was on his 39th mission when killed. As Mr. Majors said, "There's no other country in the world that would keep looking for a missing man that long. " (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 1, 1951)


Majors, Elwin L. (Sgt)

Funeral services for Sgt. Elwin L. Majors will be held in the Baptist Church at Belleville at 7 p. m. Sunday, April 29, and burial will be in Upper Spring Creek cemetery. His remains, found with those of a comrade who died with him, in an isolated grave in the Blechhammer Forest in Poland early this year, will reach Belleville Thursday morning

Sgt. Majors, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Majors of Belleville, was born at Havana on May 28, 1919. He was a graduate of Belleville High School and attended Arkansas Polytechnic College. In 1939 he married Marcelle Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Payne of Belleville, He was with the 778th Squadron, 464th bomb group, 15th Air Force and was stationed at Foggia, Italy at the time of his death. He was killed when the plane, a B24 bomber on which he was serving as flight engineer, was hit by flak while bombing an oil refinery near Ober Glogau, Germany and crashed July 7, 1944.

Other members his family surviving him besides those mentioned above are a daughter, Anna Grace of Russellville; four sisters, Mrs. Buddy Thompson, Carlsbad, Mew Mexico, Mrs. E. D. Buckman, Chama, New Mexico, Mrs. E. L. Fair, Jr. El Dorado, and Iris of Belleville; and four brothers, Leland of Memphis, Tenn. J. L. Jr. of Forrest City, John of Ft Wayne, Indiana and Harold of Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 25, 1951)


Majors, Harold - Longtime Belleville Mail Carrier

Harold Majors, Sr. 84, a longtime Belleville mail carrier, died last Sunday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service from 1947 until 1982 over a span of 35 years and carried the mail in Belleville for 33 straight years. Majors served in World War II in the Army Air Corps serving in the Pacific under the command of General McArthur. His duty carried him to several of the islands in that War Theater. Majors was a second generation mail carrier. His father, J. L. Majors, first started delivering the mail in Havana in 1918 and 1922 he began delivering the mail in the Belleville area. He retired in 1949. Harold Majors began delivering the mail the next day in Belleville after his father retired. Harold retired in 1982 ending 64 straight years the mail was carried by him and his father in the Belleville and Havana area. He actually began his postal career after returning from the service after World War II when he worked for the Railway Mail Service sorting mail on the Rock Island Railroad mail car between Booneville and McAlester, Ok. from 1947 to 1949. When he retired in 1982, Majors estimated that he had driven 1, 000, 000 miles, used over 40 vehicles, bought 400 new tires, changed over 1, 000 flats and never missed a delivery day from Monday through Saturday. He commented that some days did not pay as he had five flats on one day but only had three spares. Another time, he said one of the mounts broke on his motor, the engine fell sideways breaking an oil line inside the radiator; then the transmission began pumping fluid into the radiator and then pumped coolant back into the transmission. That incident cost him a transmission an almost a motor as well. Majors said when he retired that he would not have traded his experiences for anything especially the hundreds of families he knew along his route. "I watched kids grow up from the time they were born to when they had their own families ".

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church in Danville. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 1, 2006)


Majors, Harold Wright

Harold Wright Majors, Sr. age 84 of Belleville died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville. Born March 19, 1921 in Havana, he was the son of the late Joseph Ladd and Mattie Lampkins Majors. He was a member of the John Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Belleville for 75 years, where he served as deacon. He graduated from Belleville High School, was a WWII Army Corps, serving in the Pacific, and retired after 33 years with the U. S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marguerite Waters Majors; son and daughter-in-law, Harold, Jr. and Teresa Majors of Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Rose and Chet Mercer of Little Rock; two brothers, Joseph Ladd Majors, Jr. of Perry, John Majors of Danville; four sisters, Elise Thompson of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Elizabeth "Polly" Fair of Little Rock, Francis Buckman of Dewitt, Susie Christie of Georgetown, TX; ten grandchildren, Stephen and Margaret Majors, Katie and Levi Johnson, Mackenzie and Kelly Mercer, Sally and Eric Johnson, Leah and Don Purvis, Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Mercer and Chloe Johnson, Jordan and Chandler Tipton, numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Services were held on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Burial was in Old Danville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Gillespie, Randy Barrick, Dale Knight, Brad Spikes, David Laster and David Pounders. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 1, 2006)


Majors, Joe L. (Mrs.)

Mrs. Joe L. Majors, age55, of Belleville, died at her home Saturday, July 5, 1952 after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Majors has spent most of her life in or near Belleville. She was a member of the Grace Memorial Church, Home Demonstration Club, VFW Auxiliary and Rural Letter Carries Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Iris Ann of the home, Mrs. E. D. Buckman, Chama, New Mexico, Mrs. Edwin L. Fair, Forrest City, Mrs. Buddy Thompson, Carlsbad, New Mexico; four sons, John F., Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Joe Jr. of Forrest City, Harold W. Belleville, and Leland M. of Anchorage, Alaska; 11 grandchildren; and two brothers, D. W. Lampkins, Paris and C. R. Lampkins of Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 10, 1952)


Majors, John Fletcher, Sr.

John Fletcher Majors, Sr., 80, died December 24, 2011, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born June 24, 1931, at Stafford, Arkansas to Joseph Ladd Majors, Sr. and Mattie May Lampkins Majors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leland Matthew Majors, Elwin Leroy Majors, and Harold Wright Majors, Sr. John was a Christian and member of the First Baptist Church of Danville where he served as a deacon. He was also a mason. He was a retired owner of Universal Services, Inc. and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife Doris Jean Majors of the home; two children, Jeanne Baker and husband, John of Danville, John Majors Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Waldron; five grandchildren, Tonya Stanley and husband, Bob of Danville, Jennifer Chambers and husband Brad of El Paso, John Charles (Rocky) Zieammerman and wife Tara of Dardanelle, Joseph Harris Majors and Amy Valentine Majors of Waldron; five great-grandchildren, Hunter and Grace Ann Tucker of Hot Springs, Gage Chambers of El Paso, Zachery and Lydia Elise Stanley of Danville; four sisters, Elise Thompson of Carlsbad, NM, Pauline Fair of Little Rock, Francis Buckman of Dewitt, and Iris Susie Christy of George Town, Texas; one brother, J.L. Majors, Jr. of Perry; sister-in-law, Pauline Harris of Danville, sister-in-law, Mary Monroe and husband Joe of Danville; numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much and a host of great friends.

Pallbearers include Rick Wiser, Ron Wiser, Mitch Tate, Butch Bird, Dr. Forrest Moudy, and Butch Bowerman. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class and the deacons of the Danville First Baptist Church. Funeral services were Monday at the Danville First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 28, 2011)

Majors, Rosiland Marguerite Waters

Mrs. Majors, Longtime County Teacher, Dies - Rosiland Marguerite Waters Majors, of Little Rock and Belleville, who taught four generations in Oklahoma, Little Rock, Danville, Fourche Valley, Belleville and Havana, died Friday, June 19, 2009. She taught school for 69 years, and retired from Western Yell County High School in 2008 and moved to Little Rock. Her teaching career is one of the longest ever in Yell County and in the state of Arkansas. She was an inspiration for thousands of her high school students especially in Belleville and Havana (now Western Yell) School Districts. Began Teaching In 1939 Mrs. Majors was born in 1919 in Marietta, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a major in home economics and a minor in business education. She began her teaching career before World War II, in 1939. Her father, R. L. Waters, was the first superintendent when the old Havana school building was brand new, in the early 1920s. She started to school at Havana the one that was torn down this year) at five years old and attended to the 6th grade, because her father was the superintendent. At age 15 she attended Arkansas Tech then went to college at Oklahoma State. She did not have to pay out of state tuition there because that was where she was born. Then she lived in Little Rock for two years and worked at Central High School. But Belleville was really her home because that was where her parents lived. Her dad was not only superintendent when the Havana school was built, he was also superintendent at Belleville, and held the position of County Superintendent, meaning, among other duties, the family had to regularly visit every school in the county.

Married In 1949 She and Harold, Sr. married in 1949, she was teaching in Little Rock and he was working for the U. S. Postal Train Mail Service. Harold took his dads position as rural mail carrier when he retired. Then Congressman Brooks Hays was helpful in that happening. Marguerite was always a devout Christian, and she always delighted in sharing the gospel. She was a member and church pianist of John Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Belleville, for 60 years. Proud of Students At the time of her retirement, she said I am proud of all of my students. Many of the students that I went to school with have had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who later became my students. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 24, 2009)


Majors, Rosiland Marguerite Waters

Rosiland Marguerite Waters Majors, of Little Rock and Belleville, died Friday, June 19, 2009. Marguerite was born September 19, 1919 in Marietta, OK to the late Robert F. and Ola OKelly Waters. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in home economics and a minor in business education. She had a heart for children and teaching. During her 69 year teaching career, she taught in Oklahoma, Little Rock, Danville, Fourche Valley, Belleville and Havana. She retired from Western Yell County High School in 2008 and moved to Little Rock. Marguerite was a devout Christian who delighted in sharing the gospel. She was a member and church pianist of John Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Belleville, AR for 60 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold W. Majors.

She is survived by two children and their spouses, Harold W. and Teresa Majors and Margaret M. and Chester Mercer all of Little Rock; a sister, Virginia W. Reandau of Little Rock, AR; five grandchildren, Stephen F. Majors, Katherine M. Johnson and MacKenzie C. Mercer all of Little Rock, AR, Sally M. Johnson of St. Peters, MO and Leah M. Purvis of Collierville, TN and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was June 22, 2009 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Old Danville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen Majors, MacKenzie C. Mercer, Eric Johnson, Don Purvis, Levi Johnson and Randy Barrick. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 24, 2009)


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