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Keener, Henderson Monroe

Henderson Monroe Keener was born January 13, 1870, in Hambleton County, Tenn. Died April 5, 1941, age 71 years 2 months and 28 days. In December, 1870 he came with his parents to Yell County where he grew to manhood and spent the greater part of his life near Ranger. He professed religion at the age of 20 and was united with the Methodist Episcopal Church South living in that faith until death.

Life was united in marriage to Addie Kirkpatrick (who preceded him in death in July 1892). To this union was born seven children, Eunice Havner, Blue Ball Arkansas, Mary Lowery, deceased, Lula Brand, Belleville, Gentry Keener, Danville, Ivar Barnett, Maysville, Oklahoma, Willie Rone, St. Joseph, Louisiana, and Willie Barnett, Danville.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday after 2 o'clock by Dr. F. M. Tolleson in the presence of a large crowd in the Carr cemetery east of Ranger. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1941)

Keener, Herman Guy

Herman Guy Keener, age 61, of Pottsville died Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock. He was a native of Atkins, the son of E. H. Keener of Pottsville and the late Irene Reed Keener. He was a retired owner and operator of Keener Grocery Store at Pottsville, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Air Force, and a member of the American Legion and Pottsville United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his father, include two sons, Herman David Keener of Russellville and William Donnie Keener of Huntsville; a daughter, Mrs. Avona Chansley of Pottsville; three brothers, Grady Harold Keener of Visalia, Calif. Donald Beiman Keener of Marshall, Mo. and Thomas Reed Keener of St. Louis, Mo. and six grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Floy Taylor Keener, preceded him in death February 9, 1983.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at the Pottsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold Brent and the Rev. Thomas Morris. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery, Pottsville, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Ray Martin, Rayburn Keener, James Reed, Charles Reed, James Findley, Murl Dickerson and A. D. Shipley and James Hefner. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/21/1983)


Keener, Jackson Will

Funeral services for Jackson Will Keener, age 71, resident of Onyx who was injured fatally in an auto accident near Williams, Ariz., last week, were conducted Tuesday at Steve Baptist Church by Rev. J. F. Perry, Plainview. Burial was held in the Shed Cemetery in charge of Cornwell Funeral Home.

Mr. Keener and two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Yates, Onyx, and Miss Jennie Keener, Onyx, and two grandchildren were enroute to California, at the time of the accident.

A native of Yell County, he is survived by two sons, Jess Keener, Onyx and Ellis Keener, Quincy, Calif.; two daughters, who were with him at the time of the accident; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Partain, Dardanelle and Mrs. Ola Partain, Plainview; two brothers, Odie of Plainview and R. Miller of Steve, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 5-3-1952)


Keener, Jennie Bell

Jennie Bell Keener, age 97, of Plainview, AR died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at Fort Smith, AR. She was born on December 13, 1901 in Steve, Yell County, Arkansas to the late will and Nellie Kirby Keener. She was a retired receptionist for Doctors Herr and Bull at the Plainview Clinic.

Survivors include one son, Vernon Keener of Fort Smith, AR; a brother, Pete Keener of Plainview, AR; a sister, Essie Yates of Plainview, AR; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held May 24, 1999 at the Plainview First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Toon officiating. Burial was at Shed Cemetery at Onyx, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 26, 1999)


Keener, Jesse Clay

Jesse Clay Keener, age 81, of Steve, AR died Monday November 3, 1986 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Aly, AR, son of the late William and Nellie Kirby Keener. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from the Forest Service and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glyda Swaim Keener of the home, one brother, Pete Keener of Plainview, two sisters, Jennie Keener and Essie Yates both of Plainview. Nephew, Vernon Keener of Ft. Smith and Niece, Louise Hopper of Plainview and other nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Plainview Baptist Church with Rev. Bennie Foster and Joe Yates. Interment will be in the Shed Cemetery near Onyx. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 11/3/1986)


Keener, Jesse Clay

DANVILLE - Jesse Clay Keener, age 81, of Steve died Monday, November 3, 1986 at Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Ava, son of the late William and Nellie Kirby Keener, veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist Church. He was retired from the U. S. Forest Service.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glyde Swaim Keener; a brother, Pete Keener of Plainview; two sisters, Jennie Keener and Essie Yates of Plainview, and several nephews and nieces including Vernon Keener of Fort Smith and Louise Hopper of Plainview.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Plainview Baptist Church by the Rev. Bennie Foster and the Rev. Joe Yates. Burial will be in Shedd Cemetery near Onyx by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Keener, John A. "Albie"

John A. "Albie" Keener, 94, of Little Rock, AR formerly of Russellville, AR died Friday, December 24, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was the son of Orlando and Willie Myrtle (Harris Keener, he was born November 10, 1910 in Ranger, Arkansas. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving with the 5th Army, Company D, 301st Quartermaster Battalion in Europe and Africa. He was a retired barber with Fort Roots V. A. Hospital. He enjoyed gardening and volunteering in the nursing homes in Russellville cutting residents hair, and he was an avid fan of professional baseball after playing the game in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a longtime member of the West Side Church of Christ and also became a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Myers Keener, two sisters, Mildred Crites and Lola Woods and a brother, Oswell Keener.

He is survived by wife, Geraldine Keener, Little Rock, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda & James Ammel of Little Rock, AR; two stepsons and step daughter-in-law, Alfred and Sue McGhee, Little Rock, AR, Samuel McGhee, Lemore, CA; four step-grandchildren; several step great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Humphrey Chapel. Mr. Dan Lightfoot will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland at Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to West Side Church of Christ, P O Box 1084, Russellville, AR 72811. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 2004)


Keener , Kathy Ann

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, May 29, 1959 at Green Hill Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla. for Kathy Ann Keener, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilroy Keener, 1630 Center Lane, Muskogee.

Besides her parents, a brother and sister survive. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 11, 1959)


Keener, Lola L.

Lola L. Keener, age 85, a resident of Plainview, AR died Thursday, December 11, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville, AR. She was born on May 22, 1912 at Yell County, AR to Newton and Lizzie Lowery. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church of Plainview and the Danville Sr. Citizen Center. She was the widow of the late Odie Keener, and was preceded in death by seven sisters, one brother, one-step daughter and one grandson.

She is survived by two sons, Donald L. Short of Little Rock and Bobby Keith Short of Mooringsport, LA; one daughter, Imogene Orton of Waterloo, IA; three step-daughters, Mildred Cunningham of Plainview, AR, Judy Terry of Benton, AR and Mary Jo Jones of Spokane, WA; two step-sons, Earl Keener of Russellville, AR and Clyde Keener of Perryville, AR; 31 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and one sister, Ida Eden of Ola, AR.

Funeral service was December 13, 1997 at the First Baptist Church of Plainview officiated by Rev. Daryl Harris. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery at Plainview. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or New Bethel Cemetery Fund. Grandson served as casket bearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 1997)


Keener, Lucille

Lucille Keener, age 77, of Fort Smith, AR died Sunday, January 13, 2002. She was with J. C. Penny's for 30 years as Manager of Catalog and Credit department. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a member of the Women's Ministry.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Keener; one daughter, Vickie Cowan of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Mike Keener of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, William Gossett of Plainview, AR and Woodrow Gossett of Quincy, CA; five grandchildren, Ryan Keener, Brandon Keener, Audrey Keener, Ashlee Cowan and Tom Cowan.

Services were Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at the Putman Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a. m. Burial was at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith. Burial was by Putman Funeral Home, Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 16, 2002)


Keener, Malcolm Olen

Malcolm Olen Keener, age 65, died of a heart attack at his home in Holdenville, Okla. on Saturday, November 11, 1950. He was born in the Ranger community in Yell County.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Muriel Sebastion of Wewoka, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. George Dowdy and Mrs. Lula Pennington of Holdenville; a brother O. R. Keener of Danville; and a granddaughter, Marilyn Sue Sebastion of Wewoka. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 16, 1950)


Keener, Malcum Oswell

Malcum Oswell Keener, age 64, of Danville died Monday, September 4, 1972 at his home. He was a disabled Veteran of WW II, a native of Yell County, and a member of the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Garner Keener; four sons, Donald Keener and Gilroy Keener of Oklahoma, Jim Keener of Oklahoma and John Keener of Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Freda Hancock of Danville and Mrs. Daisy Barton of Dardanelle; one brother, Alvin Keener of Russellville; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Waid of Dardanelle and Mrs. Lola Woods of Siloam Springs.

Funeral services were held at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church Wednesday at 2:00 by Rev. Lowell Tanner. Interment was at the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 8-7-1972)


Keener, Manuel E.

Manuel E. Keener, Sr. age 71 of Danville, AR died Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at his home in Danville. He was born May 20, 1927 in Danville, AR to the late Gentry and Nomia Esther Barnett Keener. He was a Pentecostal minister and a member of the Magazine Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two sons, Henri Keener of Danville, AR and Manuel Keener Jr. of Jacksonville, AR; a daughter, Margaret Baker of Danville, AR; a brother, Troy Keener of Danville, AR; three sisters, Melba Robison of Danville, Jane Ballinger of Centerville and Ann Smith of Danville, AR; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was December 11, 1998 at the Danville Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joyce Redell Mayhan officiating. Burial was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 16, 1998)


Keener, Marion E.

Marion E. Keener, age 67, of London, AR died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Russellville Nursing Center. She was born January 28, 1937 to the late Anthony William and Alice Emily Langtry Hay ward at St. George's Bermuda. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rev. James Rogers.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, William (Bill) Keener of London; one daughter Angelia (Angie) Rogers of London; two granddaughters, Jennifer Bishop of Russellville and Nichole (Nikki) Vanderveer of Hattieville and one great granddaughter.

The family held a memorial service April 17, 2004 at Faith Church in Dardanelle with Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Plains, AR. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 2004)


Keener, Myrtle (Harris) (Mrs.)

Mrs. O.R. Keener, 54, of near Mickes, died at her home Tuesday, May 21, 1940.

Funeral services were by Rev. F.M. Tolleson in the Methodist church, with burial in the Danville Cemetery. Mrs. Keener is a member of the Methodist Church, having been converted in 1901, under the preaching of Rev. J. R. Ashmore, at Ranger.

Survivors are her husband, daughters, Mrs. Mildred Morton and Miss Lola Keener, Danville and sons, Aswell, Dardanelle, and Alba, Danville. Pall Bearers were : Alva Tharp, Dimp Mitchell, Bus Duncan, Fred Hanes, Gandie Whitecotton and Huck Mitchell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1940)

Keener, Nellie Sconce

Mrs. Odie H. Keener of Onyx, formerly Miss Nellie Sconce, died Friday at the Danville Clinic.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Cunningham of Plainview, Mrs. Warren Yates of Danville, Mrs. Mitchell Terry and Miss Minnie Keener both of Onyx; two sons, Earl of Plainview and Clyde Keener of Ola; four sisters, Mrs. Harm Long and Mrs. Erma Mattox, both of Arizona, Mrs. John Kimel of Colorado and Mrs. Jim Dill of Oklahoma; two brothers, Elbert and Herman Scornce both of Texas; and six grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 20, 1950)


Keener, Troy James

Troy James Keener, age 72 of Danville, died Friday, February 12, 2010 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. Born April 28, 1937 in Danville, he was the son of the late John Gentry and Nomia Esther Barnett Keener. He was a truck driver for ABE

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Shirley Keener; brothers, Lester, Manuel, and Lonnie Keener; and sister, Eloshia Robison.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Shea Keener; three daughters, Barbara Allred of Russellville, Betty Soriano of Russellville, Brenda Carter of Ola; two stepdaughters, Reba Hamilton of Choctaw, OK, Tracy Simpson of Lexington, OK; three sisters, Melba Robison of Danville, Ann Smith of Kingston, Jane Ballinger of Mt. George; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Bledsaw, Don Frame, Henry Damon, Roy Underwood, Wayne Underwood, and Dennis Essman. Honorary Pallbearers were Larry Carter, Tommy McGee, Paul Clark, William Smith, and Gene Robison. Under direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 17, 2010)


Keener, William Jackson

William Jackson Keener, age 71, of Onyx was killed in a car accident at Williams, Arizona.

He leaves four children, Jess Keener of Onyx, Miss Jinnie Keener of Onyx, Mrs. Essie Yates of Plainview, and two sisters, Mrs. Ora Partin of Plainview, Mrs. Addie Partin of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 5, 1952)


Keeney, Gary Lynn

Gary Lynn Keeney, 63, of Russellville, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at St. Mary Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1949, in Willets, California to the late Melvin Benton and Alpha Lucille Barnes Keeney. He was a retired as J.C. Westside Elementary School principal, had been an elementary principal at Bald Knob, and had taught in Paron. He was an Army veteran, a member of NRA, Retired Teachers Association, and AARP. He loved going to the shooting range, exploring different foods, and loved the southwest cultures.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Keeney.

Survivors include his children, Jared Keeney, Plainview, Deidre and Chris Thurman of Plainview, and Aaron Smith of Florida; two grandchildren, Adrianna and Christopher Thurman; a sister and brother-in-law. Veta and Leo Rickard of Plainview; nieces, Lisa Blankenship of Rover, Cindy Rickard of Benton, Amy Rickard of Plainview; several other great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held April 2 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. His cremains will be buried at Salem Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Crematory. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Keeney, Gary Lynn

Gary Lynn Keeney, 63, of Russellville, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at St. Mary Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1949, in Willets, California to the late Melvin Benton and Alpha Lucille Barnes Keeney. He was a retired as J.C. Westside Elementary School principal, had been an elementary principal at Bald Knob, and had taught in Paron. He was an Army veteran, a member of NRA, Retired Teachers Association, and AARP. He loved going to the shooting range, exploring different foods, and loved the southwest cultures.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Keeney.

Survivors include his children, Jared Keeney, Plainview, Deidre and Chris Thurman of Plainview, and Aaron Smith of Florida; two grandchildren, Adrianna and Christopher Thurman; a sister and brother-in-law. Veta and Leo Rickard of Plainview; nieces, Lisa Blankenship of Rover, Cindy Rickard of Benton, Amy Rickard of Plainview; several other great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held April 2 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. His cremains will be buried at Salem Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Crematory. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Keeney, Ilene Paralee (Caughern)

Ilene Paralee Keeney, age 91, of Plainview passed away Sunday, March 20 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 17, 1919 in Hodgen, Oklahoma; she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus "CC" and Francis Viola "Vi" Doyle Caughern. She was a homemaker who loved to bake and cook for her family, raising a beautiful garden each year. She canned and stored food for the winter months. Paralee attended the First Baptist Church in Plainview.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wesley E. Keeney, brothers, Billy Caughern, Zelbert Ray Caughern, sisters, M.A. Imogene Sims, Gladys McCurtain and Freda Stewart.

Survivors include two sons, John Keeney and Kenneth Keeney both of Russellville; and a daughter, Ann Roberts of Plainview, brother, Charles Caughern, sisters, Evelyn Widmar and Janette Wickwire all of Hodgen, Oklahoma; 6 grand-children and 8 great-grandchildren.

Services were March 22, 2011, at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Brother Ronnie Garrett officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery, Plainview. Pallbearers were Jimmy Hulsey, Andy Mills, Bryan Keeney, Terry Curtis, Joe Dishoungh and Matt Hulsey. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 23, 2011)

Keeney, Lucille

Lucille Keeney, 88, of Danville, AR, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was the daughter of John and Tempie Dythulia Duncan Barnes; she was born March 25, 1918 in Summerfield, OK. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin Benton Keeney; one son; Donald Keeney; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include one son Gary Keeney of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law Veta & Leo of Plainview; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Keeney of Zeo, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; numerous great-great great grandchildren.

Graveside service was May 18, 2006 at Salem Cemetery in Plainview under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 24, 2006)


Keeney, Melvin Donald "Donnie"

Melvin Donald "Donnie" Keeney, age 64, of Hodgen, OK died Monday, October 6, 1997 in Hodgen of injuries from a car accident. He was a lifelong resident of the area, member of the Zoe Baptist Church and Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Lambert of Barling, OK and Sherry Lynn "Keeney" and Dennis Maddox of Howe, OK; two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda of Muldrow, OK and Shawn of Zoe, OK; his step-mother, Lucille Keeney of Plainview, AR; a sister, Veta Rickard of Plainview, AR; a brother, Gary Lynn Keeney of Hot Springs, AR and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Benton Keeney and a grandchild.

Funeral service was October 10th, 1997 at the Zoe Baptist Church in Hodgen, OK with burial in the Zoe Cemetery at Hodgen, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 1997)


Keeney, Wesley Eugene

Wesley Eugene Keeney, age 80 of Plainview, AR died Monday, December 4, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. AR. He was born January 20, 1920 in Hodgen, OK to the late Wesley S and Myrtle Ollar Keeney. He was a WWII Veteran and a retired timberman.

Survivors are his wife, Paralee Caughern Keeney; two sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jacquie Keeney of Russellville and John Keeney of Plainview, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann & Jim Robert of Plainview, AR; three sisters, Arivalla Shelton of Oregon, Ester Dill and Farrell Bennett both of California; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the 1st Baptist Church in Plainview with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2000)


Keesee, Raymond "Buck"

Raymond, "Buck" Keesee, 94, of Pottsville, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Russellville Nursing Center. He was born April 7, 1922, in Hollis, OK to Pete Kessee and Mary Holtzclaw Keesee.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two children, Barbara Garner and Wayne Keesee; granddaughter, Melissa Keesee; three brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his son, Travis Keesee; eight grandchildren, Lance Keesee, Misty Whitcomb, Vicky Sutton, Jeannie Grigsby, Krystal Deal, Bobby Keesee, Vanessa Keesee, Skipper Keesee; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelo Hood, DeeDee Dearman; one brother, Jerald Keesee.

Graveside Service was at 3 pm, Sunday, October 9, 2015 Chickalah Cemetery, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. Obituary and online condolences are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 12, 2016)

Keesee, Raymond Wayne

Raymond Wayne Keesee, 61, of Dardanelle died Sunday, December 19, 2004 at his home. He was born June 17, 1943 at Artesia, N. M. to Raymond Henry and Reba Holt Keesee. He was heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye Cox Keesee, and sister, Barbara Garner.

Survivors include two sons, Skipper Keesee, and Bobby Keesee both of Texas; a daughter, Vanessa Keesee of Texas; his father; a brother, Travis Keesee of Lake Arthur, N. M. and many nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 2004)


Keesee, Reba Lee Holt

Reba Lee Holt Keesee, age 81 of Dardanelle died Monday, February 27, 2006 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was born August 19, 1924 at Holley, TX to the late George Washington and Pinkie Indiana Holt.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Keesee Garner; son, Raymond Wayne Keesee; granddaughter, Melissa Kaye Keesee; daughter-in-law, Thelma Faye Cox Keesee; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a son, Travis Lee Keesee of Lake Authur, NM; one sister, Joyce Martin of Durango, CA; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Chickalah Cemetery with Rev. Johnny McCoy officiating. Honorary pallbearer was Darrell Barnes of Centerville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 8, 2006)


Keesee, Thelma Faye Cox

Thelma Faye Cox Keesee, age 62, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, September 1, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born October 24, 1940 in Dardanelle, AR to the late A. D. "Bully" and Cathryn Cox of Dardanelle, AR

She was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Day Cox and Phillip Cavender.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Wayne Keesee of Dardanelle; two sisters, Ema Grace Wesley of Dardanelle and Deanna Landthrip of Ft. Smith, AR; one brother, A. D. Cox, Jr. of Dardanelle; one grandson, Marshall Day Cox and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service was held September 3, 2003 at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Service under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Keilch, Jack L.

Jack L. Keilch, age 82 of Little Rock, passed away on April 9, 2008, He was born on May 15, 1925 in Dardanelle. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Marine Corp in the Pacific on Guam and the Marianna Islands. He was employed by the Arkansas State Highway Department in the Financial Department for 38 years. Upon his retirement he began volunteering at Baptist Health in Little Rock where he served on the Auxiliary Board as treasurer for 10 years up until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Alice Keilch, twin brother, sister and daughters Patricia Rose, Carol Sue and Mary Margaret.

He is survived by his wife Rita P. Keilch of Little Rock; sister Dixie Meyer of Centralia, Washington and several nieces and nephews.

Rosary was said on April 11 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 12, 2008 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Msgr. Francis Malone celebrant. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book, go to www.griffinleggett.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008)


Keilch, Mary Alic

Mrs. Mary Alic Keilch, age 102, of Dardanelle, AR Monday, July 28, 1997 at the Atkins Nursing Center. She was born July 10, 1895 to the late Judge John H. and Mary A. Jone Keilch in Dover, AR. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Dardanelle where she had served as deacon, teaching elder and president of the Women's organization. She was a cherished charter member of the Dardanelle Business and Professional Women's Club which she served as a faithful member; she was also a member of the Russellville Chapter of the AARP.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Buddy) F. Keilch; a son, Richard F. Kei h, Jr., a daughter, Alice Mae McCarson and a granddaughter, Patricia Rose Keilch.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Pat Keilch of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Meyer of Winlock, WA; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral service will be 11 a. m. Thursday, July 31, 1997 at the Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle by Rev. Nancy Covington. Interment will be at Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 1997)


Keim, Helen Elizabeth (Seeders)

Helen Elizabeth Keim, age 92, of Russellville went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 23, 1924, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Norman Easter and Florence Bechtel Seeders.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sons, James Robert Keim and Joseph Richard Keim Jr.; three sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Sherian Keim, Gary and Darla Keim, and Stephen and Jeanie Keim; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday, February 20, 2017, at Rest Haven Memorial Park and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Memorials to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801 or Saint John's Catholic Church 1900 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 22, 2017)

Keim, Helen Elizabeth (Seeders)

Helen Elizabeth Keim, age 92, of Russellville went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 23, 1924, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Norman Easter and Florence Bechtel Seeders. She was a member of St.

John's Catholic Church, Central Extensions Home Makers Club, Catholic Women's Organization, President and Vice President of the Altar Society, and in charge of funeral meals for several years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sons, James Robert Keim and Joseph Richard Keim Jr.; three sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Sherian Keim of Russellville, Gary and Darla Keim of Ola, and Stephen and Jeanie Keim of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 20, 2017, at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Father Jack Sidler officiating and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801 or Saint John's Catholic Church 1900 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,On-Line at www.shinnfuneral.com - Obituary was published on Feb 17, 2017)

Keim, Krystal Renee

Krystal Renee Keim, infant daughter of Craig Keim and Tara Owens, passed away December 15, 2000 at Russellville. She was born December 15, 2000 at Russellville.

Other survivors include, brothers, Jarrod Keim, Casey Keim; sister, Megan Keim; grandparents, David & Wava Case, Gary & Darla Keim; Micki & Jimmy Fuller, Danny Donna Owens; great grandparents, Joe & Louise Miller, Charles & Helen Brewer, Rufus & Bernell Case; Evalee & Thurman Owens; uncles aunts, Darrell & Brigette Cobb; Michael & Jennifer Mitchell; Shirley & Johnny Judkins and Rev. Edwin Beverly Brewer.

Service was December 19, 2000 at the Assembly of God Church in Ola, AR. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 17, 2001)


Keirsey, Marion N.

Mr. Marion N. Keirsey, age 81, of Belleville, AR died Friday, June 11, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born August 26, 1917 in Belleville, AR to the late William James and Josie Hickerson Keirsey. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Winnie Page Price and Mattie Fowler.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Keirsey of Belleville, AR; two sisters, Opal Johnson of Danville, AR and Jewel Langston of Texas; five step-children; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service was held June 14, 1999 at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery near Belleville with Rev. Charles King and Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Keirsey, Nora Chronister

Nora Chronister Keirsey, age 67 of Belleville, AR died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle, AR. She was born February 26, 1933 in Belleville, AR to the late James Harve and Claudia Chappel Robinson. She was a homemaker and mother and attended the Dardanelle Nursing Home Church Services.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Luther Chronister and Marion Keirsey; two children, Jerry Lee Chronister and Sherry Lynn Chronister; and two brothers, James Roy Robinson and Vernon Robinson.

She is survived by, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Janice Chronister of Danville, AR; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lonnie Yarbrough or Dardanelle, AR, Shirley and Sonny Hall of Greenbrier, AR, Shelia and Paul Eagle of Havana, AR and Tina and Patrick Wilt of Danville, AR; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Ann Robinson of Ola, AR; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Robinson of Arkansas and Lola and Oliver Corley of Havana, AR; twelve grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Services were December 15, at Cornwell Chapel in Danville, AR with Rev. Charles King officiating. Interment was in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 20, 2000)


Keith, Cameron Don

Cameron Don Keith, age 9, of Atkins, AR died Monday, October 2, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. Cameron was born August 25, 1991 in Russellville, AR to Roger Doyle and Edna Willene Davis Keith.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Mytility Keith and maternal grandfather, Wilburn Davis.

He is survived by, his parents, Roger Doyle arid Edna Willene Keith; a brother, Shannon Keith of Atkins, AR; his maternal grandmother, Faye Davis of Dover, AR and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Service was October 6, 2000 at the Pottsville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Mike McNeely officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins, AR under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 11, 2000)


Keith, Chloe Brookelyn Rachelle

Chloe Brookelyn Rachelle Keith, infant daughter of Justin Keith and Ashley Calderon of Russellville died Friday, November 28, 2008 at UAMS.

Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Mark and Kim Keith, Loreneva and Thomas Forrester, George and Olga Calderon and Sheila Calderon; several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were held December 1, 2008 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008)


Keith, Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee Keith, age 61, of Danville passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Daniel was born December 4, 1955, in Santa Ana, California to Jessie & Lena Marvell Moore Keith. He was a tooling engineer for Northrop-Grumman.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Melody Keith; sons, Clayton & Jessica Keith of Little Rock; Dusty & Andrea Keith of Concord, NC; siblings, Larry & Joann Keith of Danville; David & Terri Keith of Huntsville; Regina & Mike Bradford of Morrilton; Boyd & Fredetta Keith of Havana; Boone & Melanie Keith of Indiana; Robin & Josh Stutzenburg of Perry; Robbie Lawson of Russellville; grandchildren, Isaiah, Esther, Abigail Keith of Concord, NC; mother-in-law, Mary Mayes of Danville.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 21, 2016)

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