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Kierre, Johnie Joseph

Johnie Joseph Kierre, Jr. of Dardanelle, passed away November 9, 2007 at the age of 78. He was born October 22, 1929, in Little Rock, AR to Johnie Kierre, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Kierre. He worked in sales and advertising for the past 23 years at Petit Jean Meat Packing Company in Morrilton, AR. He was a member of the St. Augustine's Catholic; Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree; Elks Club; Master Gardener; and served as a U. S. Marine. He attended clown school and portrayed Emmett Kelly in parades. On October 10, 2006, the selection for the prestigious Charlie Johnson, Tourism of the Year Award, went to Johnie Kierre, Jr. a person that was well known in Conway County, but was also well known in the tourism circles around the state.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim and Lee Kierre; a sister, Barbara Hines; and infant grandson, Jacob Hays Kierre; and an infant granddaughter, Debra Dawn Kierre.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Kierre of Dardanelle; a brother, Willie Kierre of Cisco, TX; four children, Patrick Kierre, Barbara Thompson, Tommy Kierre all of North Little Rock, AR, and Mike Kierre of Beebe, AR; three step children, Loren Lomax of Russellville, AR, and Kathryn Lomax, Joel Lomax both of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren.

Rosary was held November 12 at 6:30 p. m. at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Father Ernest Hardesty officiating. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Augistine's Catholic Church in Dardanelle. Interment was held in Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 904 Autumn Road, Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 14, 2007)


Kies, Caroline Jean

Caroline Jean Kies died Sunday at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Born July 14, 2002 in Little Rock, she was the infant daughter of Billy and Cindy Hedrick Kies of Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Darla Jean Manning and Charlie and Jessie Hedrick.

Survivors include her parents; one sister, Kylie Hartley of Oklahoma; great-grandparents, Earl and Buena Thompson, Sr. of Dardanelle; and an aunt and uncle, Ricky and Alinda Manning of Dardanelle.

Funeral services were Thursday at 4:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle with the Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 31, 2002)


Kifer, Lorene Sullivant

Mrs. Lorene Sullivant Kifer, age 90, of Rover, died Wednesday, May 2, 1990 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was a native of Belleville, daughter of the late Tom and Maude Poteet Sullivant, widow of the late Martin Kifer. She was a mother and homemaker and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, J. C. Kifer of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Ina Marie Harris of Rover; one brother, Guy Sullivant of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Rev. John Silvey officiating. Interment was in Russell Cemetery at Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5/9/1990)


Kiker, Vada Ward

Mrs. Vada Ward Kiker, age 72 of Rover, died Wednesday, November 26, 1975 in the Yell County Hospital at Danville. She was a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff and John Cathey of Lindsey, Calif. one daughter, Mrs. Inez Bowen of Rover; one brother, Jesse Ward of Rover; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Cathey of Briggsville, Mrs. Eva Norman of Greenfield; Calif. Mrs. Amy Pickens of Bakersfield Ca;, Mrs. Bertha Brown of Strathmore, Ca. and Mrs. Edna Light of Rover; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, December 1st at the First Baptist Church in Plainview with burial in the Hunt Cemetery at Rover. Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/4/1975)


Kilburn, Margaret (Howel)

Mrs. Margaret Howel Kilburn, age 83, of Magazine passed away May 25, 1939. Mrs. Kilburn was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and lived a devoted Christian life.

She is survived by one son and one daughter, Mark Kilburn and Mrs. W.H. Reather, both of Magazine.

Pallbearers were the grandsons of Mrs. Kilburn. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May or Jun 1939) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published from May to Jun 1939 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Kilby, Jayne Earle

Jayne Earle Kilby went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 20. She was predeceased by her father, Grady Montgomery, of Carlsbad, N.M.; her mother, Ocie F. Montgomery, of Hot Springs; four brothers, Johnny Montgomery, of Briggsville, Kyle Montgomery, of Ola, Shannon Montgomery and Sherdian Montgomery, both of Hot Springs; her husband of 51 years, Vernon Wallace Kilby, of Hot Springs.

She is survived by a sister, Bonnie Lee East, of Hot Springs; a son and daughter, Howard Lee Kilby and Paula Jane Kilby, both of Hot Springs; four grandsons, Jason (Caroline) Wallace of, Los Angeles; Aaron (Sheri) O'Brien, of Brinkley; Micah John (Melonie) O'Brien, of Olney, Ill.; and Nathan Samuel (Charlene) O'Brien, of Hot Springs; 10 great-grandchildren, Ethan and David Wallace, of Los Angeles, Zack, Nikki and Drew O'Brien, of Brinkley, Debra, Distinye, Autum, Samantha and Vernon Caleb, of Hot Springs.

She was a master massage therapist and worked in the bathing industry of Hot Springs World Famous Bathhouse Row for 40 years. Jayne loved the spring waters of Hot Springs National Park. She owned the Downtown House of Beauty. Jayne enjoyed sewing and sold handmade hats in her shop "Bonnie's Sister." She loved the Lord and devoted her life to the study of God's Holy Word. She was a member of Walnut Valley Baptist Church and was reading the Bible during the closure of her life.

She received recognition from Hillary Rodham Clinton for her work with school children in Briggsville, Ark., and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Arkansas Secretary of State. She hosted the first foreign student at National Park Community College in 1974, Chiyo Murakami, of Japan.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Caruth- Hale Funeral Home. A Celebration of Jayne's life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home chapel with Brother Tim Forrest officiating. Burial will be at Briggsville, Ark., where she and Vernon were the founders of Briggsville Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Howard Lee Kilby, Aaron O'Brien, Bruce East, Shannon Montgomery, Paul East, J.M. Harbert and Nathan Samuel O'Brien. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Roy Puen, Dr. Bimlendra Sharma, Dr. Bertram and the staff of National Park Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Program of Walnut Valley Baptist Church. You may send condolences to P.O. Box 1260, Hot Springs, AR 71902-1260. Arrangements are with Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Guest register is at http://www.caruthhale.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Howard Lee Kilby, Newspaper: Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, 4-22-2008)


Kilby, Jayne Earle (Montgomery)

Jayne Earle (Montgomery) Kilby was born in Briggsville AR in March 1928, to Grady and Ocie F. Montgomery. She died April 20, 2008 in Hot Springs.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers Johnny, Kyle, Shannon and Sheridan Montgomery; and husband of 51 years, Vernon Wallace Kilby.

Survivors include a sister, Bonnie Lee East of Hot Springs; son and daughter Howard Lee Kilby and Paula Jane Kilby both of Hot Springs; four grandsons, Jason (Caroline) Wallace; Aaron (Sheri) O'Brien; Micah John (Melonie) O'Brien; and Nathan Samuel (Charlene) O'Brien; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 23, 2008 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel and burial was at Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, AR where she and her husband founded the Briggsville Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 2008)


Kilby, Vernon Wallace

Vernon Wallace Kilby, age 73, of Hot Springs, AR died Saturday, November 12, 1994 at his residence. He was born July 17, 1921 in Hot Springs to the late William and Do vie Qualls Kilby, he was a World War II veteran serving in the 88th Division, U. S. Army Infantry (Fighting Blue Devils), receiving five campaign ribbons and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Briggsville where he pioneered the building and served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Jayne Kilby; one son, Howard Kilby of Hot Springs; one daughter, Paula Graham of Hot Springs; four brothers, Loyd Kilby of Hendersonville, NC, Bill of Royal, James of Hot Springs and Jimmy of Sheridan; two sisters, Jane Ketzer of Hot Springs and Helen Willey of Sacramento, CA; one sister-in-law, Bonnie East of Hot Springs; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services were at the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Van Pelt and Eric Capaci officiating. Memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church in Briggsville, AR 72828. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 11-23-1994)


Kilgore, Bruce Lynn

Mr. Bruce Lynn Kilgore, age 64 of Rover, AR died Monday, August 14, 1995 at Chambers Memorial Hospital hi Danville. He was born in Chula, AR, September 6, 1930. He was the son of the late Edison Kilgore. He was a retired U. S. Forest Service Employee.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Faye Kilgore.

Survivors his mother, Lillian Parker Kilgore of Rover; two sons, Steven Kilgore of Briggsville and Tony Kilgore of Russellville; two daughters, Vickie Miller of Kansas City, MO and Pam Brafford of Russellville; three sisters, Betty Turner, Roena McKay and Nidra Rhorback all of Fayetteville and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 2:00 p. m. at the Wing Community Church. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 8/16/1995)


Kilgore, Edison L.

Edison L. Kilgore, age 84, of Wing died Tuesday, March 8, 1983 at Fayetteville. He was a retired U.S. Forest Service employee.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Parker Kilgore; a son, Bruce Kilgore of Russellville; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gay Turner, Mrs. Rona Sue McKay and Mrs. Nidra Rohrback of Fayetteville; a sister, Mrs. Edna Newkirk of Greenbrier; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at Cornwell Chapel at Danville. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Scott County by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3-16-1983)


Kilgore, Lillian Catherine

Lillian Catherine Kilgore, age 95 of Springdale, died Wednesday at the Springdale Health and Rehab. Center. She was born February 14, 1908 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Walter Virgil and Annie Maloy Parker. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Kilgore and a son, Bruce Kilgore.

Survivors are three daughters, Betty Turner, Sue McKay and Nidra Rohrbach, all of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Services were Friday at the Cornwell Chapel, Danville. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Steve Kilgore, Michael Turner, Doug McKay, Tony Kilgore, Kenny Rohrbach, Terrel Rohrbach. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003)


Killian, Albert

Albert Killian, age 40, and employee of the Blaw-Knox Construction Company, died November 30 at his home in Pine Bluff following a heart attack. He was the son of the late Tom and Lissie Ratcliff. A former resident of Plainview, was married to Miss Allie Chestney of Plainview.

He was survived by his wife; two brothers, Carl and Hilbert Killian of Hot Springs and one sister, Mrs. Carl Fay Holland of hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 13, 1951)

Killion, Mack D.

Mack D. Killion, aged 82, of the nursing home in Booneville died June 7 in the Booneville City Hospital. He was a native of Aly.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Nix and Mrs. Phoebe Wright, both of Texas.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Aly with Rev. George Patton of Bluffton officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1964)

Killmer, Suzan Birtie

Mrs. Suzan Birtie Killmer, age 67, died May 2, 1956 at Oklahoma City after a lingering illness of Leukemia. She was born near Plainview on March 12, 1889. She had been an active member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Blanchard, Okla. for many years.

She is survived by her husband. Jesse Killmer; three sons, Waylon of Okla. City, Arnold of Corona, Cal. and Uion of Blanchard; three daughters, Mrs. Sally Rodgers of Blanchard, Mrs. Mary Bledsoe of Goodman, Mo. and Mrs. Cora Lea Caldwell of Okla. City, six sisters, Mrs. Dora Cole of Greenwood, Mrs. Phoebe Welker of Rover, Mrs. Mandie Gladden of Texarkana, Mrs. Iva Lamb of Danville and Mrs. Myrtle Ashley of Ola; one brother, Truman Light of Rover and 12 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 10, 1956)


Kilvert, Jacqueline Rose Gateley Gillie

Jacqueline Rose Gateley Gillie Kilvert, passed away July 21, 2007 in Reye Brook, NY. She was born in Lone Pine, AR on June 15, 1920. As a child she spent time on her grandparents, Luther and Lina Shockley's farm. She was a skilled equestrian and was an excellent rifle shot, she loved yell County. She was trained in both ballet and modern dance. She appeared on stage at the Majestic and the Old Mill Theatres of Dallas, and joined Sally Rand's Touring Company, was introduced to dance impresario George Hale on a Monday and sailed with his troupe for Europe on Wednesday aboard the Normandy and danced in Cannes and London before returning to New York. She married Donald Gillies, Jr. in 1942 and raised seven daughters with him. They separated in 1971 and she married Charles A. Kilvert in 1973, whose life she shared until his death in 2000.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Odith and Basil Gateley, her brother, William Robert Gateley, by Donald B. Gillies, Jr. a granddaughter, Angela Joy and her husband, Charles A. Kilvert.

She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Joy and Yancey Gillies both of Dewittville, NY, Jessie Lobo, Scarsdale, NY, Tippy Peirce, Richmond, VA, Linda Gillies and Molly Sprouse of Nantucket, MA and Patience Laws of Sydney, Australia; 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; four step children and their families and many Shockley and Gateley cousins.

Graveside memorial service for Jackie and Donald will be held September 1, 2007 at 4 p. m. at the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR with John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2007)


Kimball, Mabel R. Bryant

Mrs. Mabel R. Bryant Kimball, age 55, of Oxnard, Calif. formerly of Belleville, died Wednesday, July 9, 1986.

She is survived by a son, three daughters, three brothers, including Charles Bryant of Danville, two sisters and four grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were Monday, July 14, at Oxnard. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Kimball, Mabel R. Bryant

Mrs. Mabel R. Bryant Kimball, age 55, of Oxnard, Calif., formerly of Belleville, died July 9, 1986.

Survivors also include a son, three daughters, and three brothers including Claudus Bryant of Danville; two sisters and four grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were Monday at Oxnard. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Kimball, Myrtle E.

Mrs. Myrtle E. Kimball, age 86, formerly of South Dakota, died Monday, January 20, 1997 at the Dardanelle Nursing Facility. She was born April 14, 1910 in Summett, SD, to the late Carl and Anna Oakland Olson. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Kimball.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Margaret Kimball of Dardanelle; one daughter and son-in-law, Harolyn and Don Skadeland of Omaha, NB; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a. m. Thursday, January 23, 1997 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Gene Tanner officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Gideon Society or the First Baptist Church of Casa, AR. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 22, 1997)


Kimberly, Melba Lee

Mrs. Melba Lee Kimberly, age 72, of Plainview, formerly of Austin, TX, former co-owner, and operator of Amco Fence of Austin, wife of Charlie C Kimberly, died April 21. Mrs. Kimberly was a member of First United Methodist Church and had attended the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway.

Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Dawn Melba Westbrook of Dallas, TX; her mother, Mrs. Leola Garner of Plainview; sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage. Burial was in Parks Cemetery Gravelly. Memorials may be made First United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/21/1982)


Kimbrough, Blanche Eloise "Lois" (Kitchens)

Lois Kitchens Kimbrough of Oklahoma City, OK, died January 22, 1990. She was born April 18, 1913 at Waltreak, AR, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James K.

Kitchens of Waltreak and was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Kimbrough in 1946.

Survivors are a son, Jimmy Kimbrough of Blanchard, OK; a daughter, Patsy Lee Ballew of Oklahoma City; a brother, Gene Kitchens o{ Oklahoma City; two sisters, Jessie Kimbrough of Danville and Hazel Hunt of Mountain Pine, AR.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Services were at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City with the Rev. Robert Bjorkland officiating. Burial was at Marlow, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 31, 1990)

Kimbrough, Blanche Eloise "Lois" (Kitchens)

Lois Kitchens Kimbrough of Oklahoma City, OK, died January 22, 1990. She was born April 18, 1913 at Waltreak, AR, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James K.

Kitchens of Waltreak and was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Kimbrough in 1946.

Survivors are a son, Jimmy Kimbrough of Blanchard, OK; a daughter, Patsy Lee Ballew of Oklahoma City; a brother, Gene Kitchens o{ Oklahoma City; two sisters, Jessie Kimbrough of Danville and Hazel Hunt of Mountain Pine, AR.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Services were at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City with the Rev. Robert Bjorkland officiating. Burial was at Marlow, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 31, 1990)

Kimbrough, Hattie Mae

Mrs. Hattie Mae Kimbrough, age 68, died at the home of her daughter early Monday morning after a short illness.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Bowerman, Danville; five sons, John Arvel Kimbrough of Oklahoma City, Okla. Cecil Kimbrough, Herman Kimbrough, Leo Kimbrough all of Danville, and Glen Kimbrough of Seaside, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Kimbrough of Marlow, Okla.; a brother, Tom Norwood also of Marlow and 12 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 30, 1959)


Kimbrough, Hattie Mae (Norwood)

Mrs. Hattie Mae Kimbrough, 68, died at the home of her daughter early Monday morning after a short illness.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Bowerman, Danville; five sons, John Arvel Kimbrough of Oklahoma City, Okla., Cecil Kimbrough, Herman Kimbrough, Leo Kimbrough all of Danville, and Glen Kimbrough of Seaside, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Kimbrough of Marlow Okla.; a brother, Tom Norwood also of Marlow and 12 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 30, 1959)

Kimbrough, Herman

Herman Kimbrough, age 53, died at a Little Rock hospital on October 5. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by four brothers, Arvil of Oklahoma City, Cecil and Leo of Danville, and Glenn Kimbrough of California; and one sister, Mrs. Classie Bowerman of Danville.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Macedonia Church by Rev. Luther Riddle. Burial was in the Chalbeate Springs Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1966)

Kimbrough, James "Kent"

James "Kent" Kimbrough, age 81, of Danville passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. Kent was born November 28, 1934, in Danville, AR to the late John Arvil & Reba Jewell Carrouth Kimbrough.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include David & Brenda Mayberry of Danville; Tabitha Mayberry of Springdale; Shawna & Jade Mayberry of Jonesboro; Virgie Riddle of Danville; and many other cousins.

Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 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 Dec 30, 2015)

Kimbrough, Jessie Mae

Jessie Mae Kimbrough, age 90, of Danville. AR died Saturday, September 4, 1999 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born September 8, 1909 in Waltreak, Yell County, Arkansas to the late James and Jessie Templeman Kitchens. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Kimbrough and a son, Odis Kimbrough.

Survivors include one son, Dale Kimbrough of Roseburg, OR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Robert Thacker, Faye and Lonnie Tidwell all of Danville, Pauline and Don McKinney of Bryant, AR and Modean Wilson of Danville, AR; one brother, Eugene Kitchens of Oklahoma City, OK; one sister, Hazel Hunt of Mt. Pine, AR; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren

Funeral service was September 7, 1999 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Lynn Tidwell, Dennis Tidwell, Tony Derrick, Mike Wilson, Tom Rice and Jeff Gillespie. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)


Kimbrough, John Arvil

John Arvil Kimbrough, age 68, of Danville, died Thursday, August 11, at his home in Danville. He was a native of Danville, had lived in Oklahoma City before returning to Danville and was the son of the late Tom C. and Hattie Norwood Kimbrough. He was a retired City employee of Oklahoma City and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Reba Carrouth Kimbrough of the home; one son, James Kimbrough of the home; three brothers, Leo, Cecil and Glenn Kimbrough all of Danville; and one sister, Mrs. Classie Bowerman, also of Danville.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Bishop Alton Roveche officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery near Danville. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on August 17, 1977)

Kimbrough, Leo K.

Mr. Leo K. Kimbrough, age 81, of Russellville, AR died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Morrilton, AR. He was born February 17, 1918 in Danville, AR to the late Calvin Thomas and Hattie Mae Norwood Kimbrough. He was a Veteran of WWII and baptized into the World Wide Church of God on October 10, 1984.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Arvil, Cecil, Herman, Glen and Infant Kimbrough and one sister, Classie Bowerman.

Survivors are his wife, Wanell Tidwell Kimbrough; son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Jeaney Kimbrough of Danville, AR; daughter, Martha Kimbrough of Little Rock, AR; grandson, Justin Kimbrough of Danville, AR and several nephews, nieces and a host of friends.

Services were Tuesday at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Gene Griffin officiating. Interment was in Moss Creek Cemetery, Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 1999)


Kimbrough, Odis Austin

Odis Austin Kimbrough was born December 13, 1940 and left us February 4, 1941. He leaves to mourn his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Kimbrough, four sisters, Jeannette, Faye, Pauline and Modean, and a brother, Dale.

Services were by Reverend Mr. Montgomery. The floral offerings by Mrs. Eula Cross, Lola Powers and Cleo Damon. Interment was in Moss Creek Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1941)

Kimbrough, Tom

Tom Kimbrough, age 69, of Chalybeate died Saturday, September 15, 1954, while on the way to a hospital in Little Rock. His son, Herman Kimbrough, and son-in-law, Dwight Bowerman, were taking him to University Hospital and said that he died just as they were getting into Little Rock

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Clossie Bowerman of Danville, five sons, Cecil, Lee and Herman of Danville, Glenn of California and Orvil of Oklahoma City; and ten grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 23, 1954)


Kimzey, Modean O.

Modean O. Kimzey, age 86 of Ola, AR died Monday, May 9, 2005 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The daughter of Aaron "A.K." and Nancy (Sullivan) George, she was born July 12, 1918 near Centerville. She grew up in Yell County where she chopped and picked cotton as a teenager in Carden Bottoms. During WWII she moved to Detroit where she worked at Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals. In the 1950's, she and her two sisters and their families moved to Wichita, Kansas. She worked at Kress Department Store in Derby, Kansas where she met Leonard Kimzey. They married on December 12, 1953 in Derby, Kansas in the home of her sister, Hattie Holbrook. At the age of 38 she gave birth to her only son, Ricky. She loved singing both to her son and also with the family quartet at church which included her three brothers. In 1975 the family returned to her beloved childhood home in Yell County. She was a homemaker and took great joy in spending time with her two granddaughters. She was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta for 65 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard F. Kimzey and was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Frank, Aaron, Hayden and Rufus George; two sisters Lyda Rodgers and Hattie Holbrook and an infant sister, Ruth Elizabeth George.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Ricky and Patricia Kimzey of Ola, two grandchildren Sarah and Hannah Kimzey of Ola, a brother Marlin George of Birta, two sisters Mary Ann Rodgers of Ola and Verdell Ellison of Birta, her caregiver Sarah Burnett of Ola, and her special little friend Brayden Burnett of Ola. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Bro. Jon Holbrook, Bro. Ron Whittle, Bro. Eddie Rogers and Virgil Lewis will officiate. Burial will be at Birta Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be 6-8:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral in Russellville. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund, Old Hwy 10, Birta, AR 72853. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 11, 2005)


Kimzey, Patricia Ann "Patsy" (Lewis)

Patricia "Patsy" Ann Lewis Kimzey, 51, of Ola, was promoted to glory on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock following a courageous battle with cancer and a wonderful demonstration of her faith. The daughter of Virgil and Hideko Linda Tamesue Lewis, she was born January 8, 1961 in Fort Huachuca, AZ. Patsy was a 1979 graduate of Perry-Casa High School. She and Ricky Kimzey were married on August 15, 1981 at Birta. Patsy began working as a secretary for the Ola School District, now the Two Rivers School District in 1985. She later became an English-as-a-Second Language para-professional. While raising her two beautiful daughters, she took classes to become a teacher. Her dream of becoming a certified teacher was fulfilled in 2008 when she received her B.A. of Liberal Arts from Arkansas Tech University. She began teaching 5th grade at Plainview, then Social Studies at Ola, and finally she taught special education at Two Rivers High School. Her career in education spanned 24 years. She was a member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville working with her husband in the Hispanic ministry, teaching bible class and serving as a Teen Discovery Leader. She enjoyed reading, listening to Christian music and travel.

She was preceded in death by her mother. Left to cherish her memory and rejoice in her faith are her husband, Ricky L. Kimzey, Ola; 2 daughters, Sarah Middleton & husband Derek, Conway, Hannah Kimzey, Ola; her father, Virgil Lewis, Birta; 2 brothers, George Lewis & wife, Carol, Russellville, Jack Lewis & wife Vista, South Carolina; a sister, Betty Debnam & husband Bobby, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews, her former students, faculty and administration of Two Rivers School District and many brothers and sisters in Christ. A celebration of Patsy's life was September 15, 2012 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Birta. Brothers Jon Holbrook, Philip Pevehouse, Eddie Rogers and Randall Gilbert officiated.

Burial was at Birta Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. The family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses and aides on the 10th floor at Baptist Hospital and all the special people who helped with her care. Memorials may be made to "The 20th Century Club's Lodge in memory of Patsy Kimzey, 4011 Maryland Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204 where the family stayed during Patsy's treatments. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 19, 2012)

King M.D., John W.

John W. King M. D. 67, of Russellville, AR, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 24, 2006, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born March 29, 1939 in Little Rock, the son of John Dee and Marquetta Lois King. He married Hazelene Lois Cummings on July 4, 1959.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce King Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Hazelene King; his daughters Tracey Elaine Carr, Jamie Diane Brown, and Christy Leigh King; his son John Bradley King; his brother Bobby Dee King and wife LiHsiang King; and his grandchildren Kelsey and Collin Brown.

He graduated from Ft. Smith High School where he was an Honor Graduate and a member of the Sports Hall of Champions where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, garnering All-State honors in each sport and attended Arkansas Tech, where he earned both academic and athletic honors, playing football and basketball and making All-AIC teams in football, as well as finishing as the top Tech Science student his senior year and tying for 1st in Arkansas in Science. He was offered a Rhodes Scholarship upon graduation from Tech but declined that honor in favor of attending medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He interned at William Beaumont Hospital, El Paso, TX, did his Radiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, from and was Chief of Radiology at Ft. Campbell, KY. He practiced alone in Russellville for 3 years before being joined by James G. Burgess, M. D. and eventually the two formed Radiologists of Russellville, P. A. which continues today.

A memorial service was held August 26, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church at Russellville, where he was a member, with the Rev. Mackey Yokem and Rev. David Scroggin officiating. Burial was private in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Arkansas Tech University Wesley Foundation, or the Arkansas Cancer Research Center Foundation located at 4301 West Markham Street 623, Little Rock, AR 72205. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 30, 2006)


King, Bill

Bill King, Jr. age 72, a resident of Ola, AR died Friday, October 30, 1998 at Arkansas Heart Hospital at Little Rock, AR. He was born on November 13, 1925 at Beebe, AR to Bill and Mattel Freeman) King. He was a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 1836. He was a Marine Veteran of WWII, having served in the Philippines, a member of the Petit Jean Masonic Lodge 298 at Ola and was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Lee McNeal.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene King, of Ola, AR; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Bill and Judy King, David King, Jackie and Donna King and James and Sandra King all of Ola and Danny and Kathy King of Plainview, AR; 15 grandchildren and 7 seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was November 2, 1998 at the Sandlin Cemetery at. Ola, AR officiated by Rev. Chris George. Burial was at the Sandlin Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Hartsell Lewis, Steve Dixon, Greg Dixon, Jackie Carter, David Woodward and Ray Tindall. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 1998)


King, Clara E.

Clara E. King, age 88, of Pottsville died Friday, December 12, 2003, at Ola, Arkansas. She was born March 20, 1915, in Brush Hill, McIntosh County, Oklahoma to the late Arthur and Jennetta Josephine Buckner Dodson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pottsville First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Rev. Eldon Leroy King; sons, Travis L. King of Cheyenne, WY, Rev. James C. King, Sr. of Vilonia, AR, Rev. Phillip R. King of Romance, AR; daughters, Virginia Tramel of Russellville, Wanda R. Collins of Little Rock, Donna M. Woolf of Pottsville; sisters, Wanda L. Clanton of Virginia Beach, VA, Norma Sims of El Campo, TX; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at the First Assembly of God in Pottsville with Rev. James C. King and Rev. Phillip R. King officiating. Interment was at Chickalah Cemetery, Chickalah. Pallbearers were Roy King, James King, Steven King, James King, Jr. John King, Gary Tramel, Greg Tramel, Richard Collins, Eric Collins, Kenneth Collins, and Randy Woolf. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2003)


King, Clara L. (Cooper)

Clara L. King, 86, of Barling passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Fort Smith. She was born to Harvey and Rena Phillips Cooper on April 6, 1926 in Bluffton, AR. Clara grew up in a farming community during the Great Depression. As a young child, she worked in the cotton fields and did everything she could to help support her family. Clara attended Fourche Valley High School, where she met her future husband, Leo King. They were married on September 19, 1942 and were blessed with 68 years together. Clara was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was a devout Christian lady who always placed God and family first in her life. She was a member of Goddard United Methodist Church. Clara and Leo were both retirees of Weldon, Williams and Lick Printing Company of Fort Smith.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bettye and Cyril Schneider of Hackett; her sister- in-law, Alice Cooper of Fort Smith; four nieces: Judy (Tony) Stone and Peggy (Terry) Young of Fort Smith, Sharon (Clyde) Hess of Fairbanks, PA and Linda (Bobby) Reynolds of Mt. Ida; and a nephew, Perry Cooper of Alma; also a sister-in-law, Leah (Rex) Hunt of Grass Valley, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leo, her parents and her brother C. L. Cooper.

Funeral service was July 6, 2012, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kim Cloninger officiating. Burial followed at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, all arrangements under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Tony Stone, Terry Young, Clarence Schneider, Donald Schneider, Ed Kitchens and Buzz Kitchens. Memorials may be made to Goddard United Methodist Church, 1922 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901. To sign an online guestbook, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 11, 2012)

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