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Keathley, Boyd A.

FORT SMITH -- Boyd A. Keathley, age 73, of Fort Smith, secretary to federal Judge Paul X Williams, died Sunday (December 31, 1978) at Washington County Regional Medical Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident about three weeks ago at Fayetteville. A native of Danville, Mr. Keathley was the court reporter for Pope County for 30 years before becoming Judge Williams' secretary. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star at Russellville and was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Federal Judiciary Secretary's Association.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marie Robinson Keathley; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Hammett of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Morse of Linden, Tex., and Mrs. Eric Cavaniss and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, both of Danville, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church here. Burial will be at Danville by Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Ark. Gazette, 1-1-1979)


Keathley, Boyd A.

Boyd A. Keathley, age 73, of Fort Smith, a Pope County court reporter for 30 years died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1978 at Washington County Regional Medical Center at Fayetteville of injuries suffered December 7 in a traffic accident at Fayetteville. Keathley was a native of Danville and was secretary to federal Judge Paul X. Williams. Before moving to Fort Smith from Russellville, he was court reporter for former Circuit Judge Audrey Strait of Morrilton. He was a member of the Eastern Star at Russellville, a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the First Methodist Church at Fort Smith, the Rotary Club, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Federal Judiciary Secretaries Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Robinson Keathley: one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Hammett of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother; R. C. Keathley of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Morse of Linden, TX, Mrs. Eric Caviness and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Danville; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held January 2 at the Roebuck Chapel of the First Methodist Church in Fort Smith and burial was at Danville in the Earl E. Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver Keathley, Robert F. Keathley, Dickie Keathley, Bood Keathley, Bob Nelson Pledger and Charlie Richison. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-10-1979)


Keathley, Buford L. "Bood"

Buford L. "Bood" Keathley, age 66, of Danville, passed away January 18, 2014. He was born June 10, 1947 to the late Dickie and Mary Nell Keathley. A lifelong Methodist and Democrat, Bood worked tirelessly for his family and his community. Bood was vice president of Chambers Bank in Danville and was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Rural Development Commission in April 2013. He was voted Citizen of the Year in 2008, and was instrumental in helping with the Millsap Community Center and the Danville courthouse renovation. Bood was a member of the Yell County Quorum Court, past member of Danville City Council, member of Danville Lions Club, past member of Yell County Equalization Board, member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He has organized programs for the past thirteen years though Chambers Bank to honor the Veterans of Yell County. He has been involved every year in helping all of our area schools through his work at Chambers Bank from helping obtain land for sports fields to organizing spelling bees and speak up contests. He was especially proud of recently helping obtain rural fire grants for Yell County fire departments through his work on the Arkansas Rural Development Commission. Bood attended Danville High School and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The town of Danville has truly been blessed to have had this man who cares about others and who often put their needs above his own. Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Mitchell Nursing Home for their love, care, and compassion.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sarah Johnson Keathley, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Scott Snider of Little Rock, Elizabeth and Bobby Rehm of Russellville, son Matthew Benson of Fayetteville, future daughter-in-law Maggie Hobbs of Little Rock, and grandchildren Keathley, Mary McKenzie, and Pearson Snider and Eliza Rehm.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Danville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Eubanks officiating. The burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Danville Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Danville First United Methodist Church. Pallbearers include Johnny Chambers, Danny Woodard, James Mitchell, Andy Tackett, Ryan Reynolds, A.J. Reynolds, Mike Novinger and Dr. Phillip Tippin. Honorary Pallbearers include Veterans of Yell County, Chambers Bank Employees, Thor Iverson, Jack Davis, Jack Wilson, Johnny Baker, Howard Dewitt, Ritchie Mathis, Greg Mathis and Joe Dan Hundley. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 22, 2014)

Keathley, Charlene

Mrs. Charlene Keathley, age 69, of Delaware, AR died Monday, January 20, 1997 at the Logan County Nursing Center. She was a member of the New Blaine Church of Christ, housewife and homemaker and was retired from Morton Foods. She was born December 22, 1927 in Paris, AR to the late Charlie and Amy Jones

She was preceded in death by her husband, George.

Survivors include two sons, Henry Keathley of Magazine, AR and Jimmy Keathley of Scranton, AR; two daughters, Amy Parker of Delaware, AR and Mary Arlene Tuszynski of Georgia; four sisters, Donnie Anderson, Ruth Corley and Bessie McCallister all of Little Rock and Minnie Biggs of Paris, AR; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was January 23 at the New Blaine Church of Christ by Mac. Parks. Interment was in the Elizabeth Hall Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Parks, Bill Jack Parker, Larry Miller, Johnny Foster, Edwin Henderson, Les Bowden. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 29, 1997)


Keathley, Dick Noble

DANVILLE -- Dick Noble Keathley, age 60, of Danville died Monday. He was plant operator of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company at Danville and a former city council member. He was a World War II veteran and a Methodist.

Survivors are his wife; Mrs. Mary Nell Compton Keathley; a son, Buford L (Bood) Keathley of Danville; a brother, Denver Keathley of Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Hugh Tucker of Louisiana, and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Danville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Memorial Cemetery here by Cornwell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Danville United Methodist Church (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Ark. Gazette, 2-27-1980)


Keathley, Fred Steward

Fred Steward Keathley; age 70, of 144 S.W. 89th St., Oklahoma City, OK died Tuesday, July 13 in Mercy Health Center. He was born in Danville, AR, the son of the late Virgil and Norvalle Alley Keathley. His early years were spent in Danville where he attended school and graduated from Danville High School. When a young man he moved to Henryetta, OK and later to Oklahoma City. He retired in 1967 from Tinker Air Force Base where he was an aircraft engine inspector.

Survivors include his wife, Violet of the home; a nephew, Herbert L. Keathley of Dallas, TX; a niece, Linda J. Keathley of San Antonio, TX, and several cousins and many friends in Arkansas, particularly in Yell County.

Wake services were held Wednesday at the Capitol Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Mass service was held at 2:00 Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a member. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 22, 1976)

Keathley, George D.

DARDANELLE - George D. Keathley, age 81, of New Elaine died Friday, January 24, 1986 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a native of Mount Vernon and a member of New Elaine Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlene Jones Keathley; two sons, Henry Keathley of Grapevine, 7Texas and Jimmy Keathley of Scranton; two daughters, Amy Parker of New Elaine and Mary Crandall of Clarksville, and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at New Elaine Church of Christ by Steve Sorrells. Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Keathley, Herbert Lee

Herbert Lee Keathley Sr., aged 64, died Wednesday at his home in Wagoner, Okla. He was the son of the late Virgil N. and Norvalle A. Keathley of Danville, and was born and reared in Yell County. He was a Methodist and a 32nd degree Mason. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 17, 1967)

Keathley, Herbert Lee, Sr.

Herbert Lee Keathley Sr., aged 64, died Wednesday at his home in Wagoner, Okla. He was the son of the late Virgil N. and Norvalle A. Keathley of Danville, and was born and reared in Yell County. He was a Methodist and a 32nd degree Mason. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1967)

Keathley, Jack V.

Jack Virgle Keathley, age 62, of Danville, died Friday, June 7 at his home. He was a native of Yell County, the son of the late V. L. and Norvalle Alley Keathley. He was retired and a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Fred S. Keathley of Oklahoma City and one sister, Mrs. Helen Keathley Pound of Danville.

Funeral services were at the Danville United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Hillman Byram officiating. Interment was at the old Danville Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 13, 1974)

Keathley, Julia F.

Mrs. Julia F. Keathley, age 88, of Danville died Tuesday, June 2, 1970 at the Yell County Hospital. She was the widow of J. A. Keathley, a Methodist and a member of the. Women's Society of Christian Service.

Survivors include two sons, Boyd Keathley of Ft. Smith and Robert C. Keathley of Danville; three daughters, Mrs. Eric Caviness and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, both of Danville, and Mrs. S. J. Morse of Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd at Danville First Methodist Church. Burial was conducted at the Danville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 6-18-1970)


Keathley, Katie Lee (Mrs.)

Mrs. Katie Lee Keathley, aged 56, died Wednesday, March 13 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Herb L. Keathley Jr. of Dallas, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Mollie Barnett Smith of San Antonio; and one granddaughter, Linda. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Keathley, Katie Lee (Mrs.)

Mrs. Katie Lee Keathley, aged 56, died Wednesday, March 13 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Herb L. Keathley Jr. of Dallas, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Mollie Barnett Smith of San Antonio; and one granddaughter, Linda. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 1963)

Keathley, Mary Nell

Mary Nell Keathley, Longtime Yell County Fair Registrar, Dies - You could always find her on parade day of the Yell County Fair-no matter what the weather. Mary Nell Keathley, 87, of Danville, died on April 3. She served as one of the registrars on Homecoming Parade Day where she was able to visit with many of the returning homecomers. She also served as office manager at the U. S. Forest Service for many years and was a past board director of the Yell County Hospital.

Mrs. Keathley was the daughter of the late longtime Yell County Sheriff, Buford Compton. She was not the only member of her family who helped on Homecoming Day, as her sister, Fanny George, also of Danville, well into her 90 's, has rode in the parade as Parade Marshal for many years.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday in Danville. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010)


Keathley, Mary Nell

Mary Nell Keathley age 87 of Danville, AR died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at her home in Danville. She was born September 5, 1922 at Wing to the late Buford and Japp Caviness Compton. She retired from the U. S. Forest Service as office manager and was past director of the Yell County Hospital. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Danville, UM Womens Club and received a 50 year pin from Wesleyan Service Guild, Danville Ladies Bridge Club and was on the Yell County Homecoming Parade Committee. She was a devoted fan of the Danville Little Johns and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Dick Keathley and Odell Lewis.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bood and Sarah Keathley of Danville; a sister, Fanny George of Danville; two granddaughters and their spouses, Mary and Scott Snider of Little Rock, Elizabeth and Bobby Rehm of Russellville; grandson, Matthew Benson of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Keathley Snider, Mary McKenzie Snider, Pearson Snider and Eliza Rehm; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 2:00 P. M. at the United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ted Lyons, Johnny Chambers, James Mitchell, Danny Woodard, Bob Pledger and Boz Gault. Honorary Pallbearer was Jack Wilson. Memorial Donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 729, Danville, AR 72833. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010)


Keathley, Norvalle (Mrs.)

Mrs. Norvalle A. Keathley, age 74, died Tuesday in the Yell County Hospital after a long illness.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. R. Pound of Danville; three sons, Jack V. Keathley of Danville, Fred S. Keathley of Oklahoma City and Herbert L. Keathley of Topeka, Kansas; one grandson, H. L. Keathley, Jr. of San Antonio; and one sister, Mrs. Carl Moore or Henryetta, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 30, 1959)

Keathley, Norvalle A.

Mrs. Norvalle A. Keathley, age 74, died Tuesday in the Yell County Hospital after a long illness.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. R. Pound of Danville; three sons, Jack V. Keathley of Danville, Fred S. Keathley of Oklahoma City and Herbert L. Keathley of Topeka, Kansas; one grandson. H. L. Keathley, Jr. of San Antonio; and one sister, Mrs. Carl Moore of Henryetta, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD. 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 30, 1959)


Keathley, Robert Compton

Robert Compton Keathley, age 73, of Danville, died Saturday, August 27, 1988, at St. Vincents Hospital in Little Rock. He was a native of Danville. He was a former owner of the Danville Tractor Company and the manager of Fergeson Keathley farming operation in Yell County. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech, and the University of Arkansas, a 50 year member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a 50 year Mason; a past president of the Danville Lions Club; and was Assistant Chief of the Danville Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years. After graduating from the University of Arkansas he was employed by Research Division of United Fruit Company in Guatemala and Honduras, returning to the United States volunteer for the U. S. Navy, serves a Chief Petty Officer during World War II. He was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, served on the Official Board of trustee is a member of the Building committee. Children of the church called him "Father of the Year" and was the son of the late J. A. and Judia Scott Keathley.

Survivors include his wife", Katharine Ferguson Keathley; one daughter, Mary Frances Brown of Houston, TX; one sister, Mrs. Audrey Caviness of Danville; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Robert and Meredith Brown.

Funeral services were held at the Danville United Methodist Church Tuesday with Rev. Mike Morey officiating. Interment was at Havana Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell moral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 8-27-1988)


Keathley, Robert Farrow

Robert Farrow Keathley, 75, of Belleville, passed away January 29, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice in Russellville. He was born February 10, 1941, on the family farm near Spring Lake in Belleville.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Thomas Hannibal & Sarah Ella Farrow and Robert Luster & Johnnie Etta Keatlhley; his parents Denver and Vernie Keathley; and many aunts and uncles. He was a 1959 graduate of Belleville High School, a member of the United Methodist church in Danville, and most recently attended Grace Baptist Church in Belleville. Robert received an Associate Degree from Arkansas Tech University and a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas where he also received his teaching certificate. He began his career in education by teaching Agriculture in Armorel High School in northeast Arkansas for three (3) years while also serving area farmers by scouting cotton for insects. Afterward he returned home to Belleville High School where he coached basketball and taught Agriculture, Science and Biology for 7 years. Robert then transferred to Danville High School and taught Vocational Agriculture until his retirement in 1996. During his 30+ years as an educator, Robert loved watching his students excel, teaching Parliament Procedure, leading the FFA, and getting kids involved in showing livestock. Through disciplined and careful planning, Robert was able to retire early at 55 and pursue his passion of raising cattle on his farm. Robert loved Jesus and all of his family, and he was truly blessed at being the best husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend that God could provide.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Jones Keathley; children and spouses Richard and Cheryl Cuilty, Cindy and Scott McLain, Jason and Lori Keathley, and Sarah Keathley Denney; brother and sister-in-law Joe and Julie Keathley; grandchildren Brandon Cuilty and wife Viviana with children Brayden & Raynen, Brock Cuilty, Alexa McLain, Eric McLain, Lanni Keathley, Jack Keathley; Lindsey Denney, Luke Denney, Sumner McLain and wife Aftan with children Harrison, Madeline & Scarlet; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for Robert was held on Tuesday, January 31st, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Danville First Baptist Church. A celebration of Robert's life will be held at Danville First Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 1st, at 2:00 PM, with Brother Mark Gower presiding. Pallbearers will be Compy George, Brad Spikes, Carlos Mitchell, Dean Catlett, Wayne Crawford and Steve Capehart. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please make donations to: Danville School District Future Farmers of America P.O. Box 939 Danville, AR 72833 www.gofundme.com/robertkeathley-donations 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 1, 2017)

Keathley, Robert Luster

Mr. R. L. Keathley, 62, road contractor, died at his home in Danville at 8:40, January 20. He had engaged in farming many years.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Stewart, Denver and Dickey Keathley of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Tucker of Mer Rouge, La; a brother, Z. L. Keathley, Danville; a sister, Mrs. Arvie Scisson, Danville; and his mother, Mrs. E. S. Keathley, Danville.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 3 p.m. Sunday with services by Rev. W. L. Russel, Methodist pastor at Havana and Belleville. Beside people from all parts of Yell county the following from outside Yell county attended: Mr. and Mrs. John McCarrol and son and Mrs. Anna Bell Gray. Ft. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tucker and daughter Betty Jane, Mer Rouge, La., Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Keathley and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, Russellville, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morse and son, Jefferson, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1940)

Keathley, Vernie Beatrice

Vernie Beatrice Keathley, age 90, of Danville, AR died June 18, 2003. She was a resident of the Mitchell's Nursing Home, she lived in Belleville, AR prior to moving to the nursing home in 1996. She was born December 9, 1912 at Belleville, AR to the late Thomas Hannibal and Sarah Ella (Gant) Farrow. She was a graduate of the Arkansas Tech University and was a retired elementary school teacher for the Belleville School District for 30 years. She attended the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church and was a Charter member of the Upper Spring Creek Extension Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver L. Keathley; a daughter, Jemima Ann and two brothers, Glenn and Joe Farrow.

Survivors include; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Keathley of Belleville, AR and Joe and Julie Keathley of Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Crownover of Norman, OK.

Funeral service was held June 21, 2003 at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Belleville. Burial was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Dean Catlett, Jason Keathley, Richard Cuilty, Bood Keathley, Matthew Keathley and Charlie Farrow. Honorary were all members of the Upper Spring Creek EH Club. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003)


Keathley, Violet (Roberts)

Violet Roberts Keathley, 83, passed away on 7-6-98. She was born in Hartford, Ark., the only child born to Virgie Ward Roberts and Lee Roy Roberts. After graduating as valedictorian of Hartford High School, Class of 1925, and graduating from Ft. Smith Commercial College, she then was employed by C.R, Anthony Company, J.C. Jones Company and In 1942 began a long career with OCAMA, Tinker Field, retiring in 1975. Violet married Fred Steward Keathley on 12-26-37. They shared their love for each other and a special fondness for horses for 38 years, beginning their lives together in OKC in the Capita Hill area, and then moving to an acreage on S.W. 89th near Santa Fe.

Fred preceded Violet in death on 7-13-76. Violet's love for people and her desire to help them found many outlets in her church work and many favorite charities. She dedicated many years working tirelessly with the Legion of Mary, visiting hospital patients and shut-ins wifh her beloved friend, Lillian Huntley, and others. Violet will be remembered for her many works of charity and her special talent of lifting others' spirits with her telephone calls, greeting cards and visits. Violet was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart Altar Society, St. Catherine's Guild, Legion of Mary, Catholic Daughters, Court St. Catherine of Siena 1721, NARFE Capitol Hill Chapter 1176 and the Democratic Women of Oklahoma.

Violet is survived by many relatives and friends, especially, niece, Linda Gunter and her husband, Jack, of Corpus Christi, TX; by cousins, Helen Dodd McAdams and her husband, Bob of Ft. Smith, AR, Mary Lois Patterson Criswell of Holdenville, OK, Dorothy Dale McGaughey Weeks and her husband, Bob of Edgemeont, AR, and Velma Lou Wilbourn Allison of Ft. Smith, AR. Special thanks to Good Shepherd Hospice & the other loving care givers.

The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2706 S. Shartel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Thurs., July 9, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. VONDEL L. SMITH & SON MORTUARY (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on July 8, 1998)

Keeling, Bonnie Fay

Bonnie Fay Keeling, age 74, of Centerville, AR died Wednesday, March 28, 2001. She was born July 14, 1926 at Hot Springs, AR to the late Clarence Aldrich and Minnie Echols Aldrich Midkiff. She was a member of the Oakland Heights Assembly of God Church in Russellville and was a retired dental assistant.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and stepfather, Walter Midkiff and a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Debella.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene "Boog" Keeling; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Keeling of Dover, AR; brother, Ralph Aldrich of Pearcy, AR and three grandchildren, Jaime, Tanner and Tatum Keeling.

Funeral service was March 30 with Rev. Jean Findley Jones officiating at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2001)


Keeling, Jimmy Elton

Jimmy Elton Keeling, age 64 of Dardanelle, formerly of Marianna died Monday, March 17, 2008 at the Dardanelle Retirement Center. He was born March 19, 1943 at Marianna, AR to the late Fred Elden and Vera Tennessee Logan Keeling. He was a retired truck driver and was a past fireman for West Helena. He loved fishing, camping, bluegrass music, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, DeShea Keeling of Palestine; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Garry Thomas of Oil-ton, OK, Patty and Michael Bilbrey of Lynn, AR; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jason and Tiffany Keeling of Russellville, Jamie Keeling of Atkins; two step-children, William Colvin and Tonya Colvin, both of Palestine; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held March 20, 2008 at Atkins Cemetery officiated by Rev. Michael Burden. Pallbearers were Brian Mahan, Tony Reynolds, Barry Downs, Timmy Wyrick, Mike Wyrick and Christopher Keeling. Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry White, Zack Bilbrey, Noah Bilbrey, Tony Reynolds, Chandler Keeling and Blaine Keeling. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 26, 2008)


Keeling, Leonard C.

Leonard C. Keeling, age 87, of Centerville, AR died Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center.

Funeral service will be 10 a. m. today, Wednesday, November 25th at the Centerville Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Mount George Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009)


Keeling, Leonard C.

Leonard C. Keeling, age 87 of Centerville, AR died Monday, November 23, 2009 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born July 5, 1922 at Pope County to the late William Ernest and Nell Terrell Keeling. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Dept., a U. S. Navy Veteran and served on the U. S. S. Pensacola CA 24 during WW II and a member of the Centerville Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Susanne Keeling and granddaughter Kande Gail Keeling.

Survivors include his wife Mildred Keeling; son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Donna Keeling; grandson and wife, John David and Carla Keeling all of Centerville; two great grandsons; two brothers Eugene and Ann Keeling and J. W. Keeling; a sister, Sally and Bud Johnston and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service was November 25 at Centerville Assembly of God with burial at Mt. George Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 9, 2009)


Keeling, Mildred Lucille (Brazier)

Mildred Lucille Keeling, age 87 of Centerville, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 6, 1923 at Mt. George to the late Charlie and Mae Tucker Brazier.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard C. Keeling; a granddaughter, Kande Keeling; four brothers, Daulton, Ray, Reece, and Lawton Brazier; three sisters, Evie, Lavon and Geneva.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Donna Keeling of Centerville; a grandson and daughter-in-law, John David and Carla Keeling of Centerville; three great grandsons, Caleb Keeling, Conner Keeling and Brandon Adams all of Centerville; sister- in-law, Sally Johnston and husband Bud of Little Rock; one brother-in-law, Eugene "Boog" Keeling and wife Ann of Centerville; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Centerville Assembly of God Church with Rev. C.R. Young, Rev. John David Keeling and Barry Turnbow officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery. Pallbearers: Junior Turnbow, Steve Turnbow, David Keeling, Anthony Keeling, Johnny Johnston, and Randy Keeling. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Centerville Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 152, Centerville, AR 72829. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 9, 2011)

Keeling, Nellie Leora

Nellie Leora Keeling, age 95, formerly of Centerville, AR died Friday, May 28, 1998 in Roland, AR. She was born December 12, 1902 in St. Joe, AR to the late John W. and Mary Terrill. She was a homemaker, mother and a member of the Centerville Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Keeling and a daughter, Verlie Pearl Keeling.

She is survived by three sons, Leonard C. Keeling and Ernest Eugene Keeling of Ola and John Keeling of Oklahoma; a daughter, Sally Johnston of Roland, AR; a sister, Bernice Fowler of Centerville, AR; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Service was May 31, 1998 at the Centerville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Interment was in the Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were grandsons, John Johnston, Leonard Carl, David, Cleveland, Anthony and Randy Keeling. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 3, 1998)


Keenan, Danny

Dardanelle Boy Dies of Leukemia - Danny Keenan, age 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keenan, died Monday in Boston, Mass. Danny has been in Boston for several weeks taking treatment for leukemia.

His parents and his brother, Robert, were with him. He is also survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Keenan and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wright all of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 25, 1955)


Keener, "Pete" Ellis L.

"Pete" Ellis L. Keener, age 89 of Plainview, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Fort Smith. He was born July 12, 1919 in Onyx, AR to the late William and Nellie Kirby Keener. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a logger and a member of American Legion.

Survivors include a nephew, Vernon Keener of Fort Smith; niece Louise Hopper of Plainview; great-nephews Mike Keener of Fort Smith and Tony Yates of Glenwood; great nieces Vickie Cowan of Fort Smith and Tammy Cross of Searcy; step-great-nieces Deanna Gallagher of Russellville, Debbie Walsh of Crossett and Donna Herron of Bryant.

Funeral services were held October 11, 2008 at Plainview First Baptist Church with Rev. J. Elton Pennington officiating. Burial was held at Shed Cemetery in Onyx. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 2008)


Keener, Addie E. (Kirkpatrick) (Mrs.)

Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Addie Keener, 68, who died Saturday at her home at Ranger.

Surviving are her husband, H.M. Keener, one son, Gentry, Ranger, five daughters, Mrs. Eunice Havener, Waltreak; Mrs. Lula Brand, Belleville; Mrs. Iva Barnett, Maysville, Ok.; Mrs. Willie Rone, St. Joseph, Louisiana; and Mrs. Wilma Barnett, Ranger. The Rev. Paul Jones pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Danville, conducted the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Keener, Addie E. (Kirkpatrick) (Mrs.)

Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Addie Keener, 68, who died Saturday at her home at Ranger.

Surviving are her husband, H.M. Keener, one son, Gentry, Ranger, five daughters, Mrs. Eunice Havener, Waltreak; Mrs. Lula Brand, Belleville; Mrs. Iva Barnett, Maysville, Ok.; Mrs. Willie Rone, St. Joseph, Louisiana; and Mrs. Wilma Barnett, Ranger. The Rev. Paul Jones pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Danville, conducted the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 1940)

Keener, Clinton Clyde

Clinton Clyde Keener, age 83 of Perryville, AR, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004. He was born November 1, 1920, in Onyx, AR, a son of Odie Keener and Nellie Sconce Keener. He was the widower of Pearline Penny Keener. He was an Army World War II veteran and a heavy equipment operator for McGeorge Construction Company, and the U. S. Forestry Service.

Survivors include one son, Steven Clyde Keener of Perryville; three daughters, Brenda Carol Cannon of Perryville, La Donna Gayle Williams of Houston, Kathy Jo Lee of Greenbrier; one brother, Earl Keener of Russellville; two sisters, Mildred Cunningham of Plainview, Mary Jo Jones of Spokane, Washington; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday, March 19 at May Cemetery with Bro. Stan Wallace officiating. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 24, 2004)


Keener, Earl R.

Earl R. Keener, age 93, of Russellville, AR died Saturday, November 14, 2009 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The son of Odie and Nellie Bell Sconce Keener, he was born November 7, 1916 in Onyx, Yell County, Arkansas. He married Flora Forrest on June 22, 1945 in Plainview. He was a member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church, the Nail Benders of Arkansas and Plainview Masonic Lodge 641. He enjoyed bird hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Judy Terry, Blanch Godwin and Norma Dale; one brother, Clyde Keener; nephew, Lance Cunningham; niece, Betty Sullivan; and mother-in-law, Floy Forrest.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Flora Keener; two sisters, Mildred Cunningham of Plainview and Mary Jo Jones of Seven Bays, WA; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral was November 16, 2009 at First Baptist Church at Plainview with Rev. Doug White and Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery at Plainview under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009)


Keener, Frances Angelique "Angie"

Frances Angelique "Angie" Keener, age 46, of Dover, AR died Saturday, December 2, 2006. She was born September 9, 1960 at Russellville to William Paul and Frances Kay Pyle Keener. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Inola, OK and was a cheerleader and majorette while attending high school in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kay Keener.

Survivors include her daughter, Dangie Kay Wingo of Dover; a son Michael Paul Parks of Dardanelle, AR; her father, William Keener of Inola, OK; a brother, Rusty Paul Keener of Russellville; a sister, Ella Jayne Keener of Dover and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Jared Higginbotham officiating. Interment will be in Bells Chapel Cemetery in Atkins, AR. Pallbearers will be Rusty Keener, Shay Maggard, Roy Pyle, Joe Lynch, Michael Parks and Chris Wingo. Honorary will be John Freeman, Shelley Borden, Ricky Judkins and Eddie Vaughn. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2006)


Keener, Glyda Swaim

Glyda Swaim Keener, age 96, of Onyx, died Thursday, July 24, 2003. She was born on February 27, 1907 at Aly, the daughter of Otis Polk Swaim and Jodie Rainwater Swaim. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Democratic Party.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orr Bates, and her second husband, Jess Keener.

She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were Saturday, July 26, 2003 in the Aly Community Church with Bob Fallen officiating. Interment was in Aly Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Pallbearers were Fred Swaim, Jr. Ricky Lee, Kenneith Swaim, Charlie Yates, Travis Swaim and Royce Swaim. Honorary were Fred and Willa Jo Bleese and the employees of Crown Trace Villa. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003)


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