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Kenner, N. O. "Pop"

N. O. "Pop" Kenner, age 95, of Knoxville died Sunday, February 11, 1985. He was a retired telegrapher for Western Union and Missouri Pacific Railroad; a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church at Knoxville.

Survivors include a son, William H. Kenner of Knoxville; three daughters, Alta Jarmon of Oklahoma City, Okla., Fern Green of Hyattsville, Md. and Lorene Sauls of Russellville; a sister, Bertha Lowery of Lawton, Okla.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church at Knoxville by the Rev. Gerald Stone and the Rev. Jimmy Milloway. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Kennon, Alpha S.

Alpha S. Kennon, 72, passed away in his home at Danville, February 4, 1949. Mr. Kennon has been a live long resident of Yell County and has lived in Danville for the past 26 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zell Kennon; four children and two step-children, Mrs. Taylor Dennis, Mrs. Hayden Moudy, Betty Kennon, Robbie and Patsy Crowley, all of Danville; and Arvie Kennon of Okla. City; 10 grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Cora Denton, Sapulpa, Okla. Mrs. Sam Mitchell of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Charlie Woodard, Waldron and Lee Kennon of Houston, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 10, 1949)


Kennon, Marvin Otto

Marvin Otto Kennon, age 32, a native of Rover, Arkansas died Sunday morning February 8, 1948 at home at 1733 E. 8th St. Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 11 oclock. And burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Vancel and two sons, J. L. and Glenn of home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kennon and sister, Irene of 2422 W. 41 St.; also a brother, Cleo, of Rover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1948)


Kennon, Zell Etta

Mrs. Zell Etta Kennon, age 92 of Danville died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at the Ark. Heart Hospital.

Services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 10 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. See complete obit next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 1, 2003)


Kennon, Zell Etta

Mrs. Zell Etta Kennon, age 92 of Danville, died Saturday, December 28, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in the Union Hill Community in Scott County on February 20, 1910 to the late Claude and Rosie Osborn Parker. She was a child day care employee at the Head Start Day Care Center at the foot of Danville Mountain, and one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wes Crowley and Alpha Kennon, and one daughter, Patsy McCown; three sisters, Lucille Heron, Sybil Miller, Ruby Vaughn, and a son-in-law, Roscoe Hays.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Robbie Hays of Danville, Betty and Harve Prince of Pensacola, Florida, Earl McCown of Cleveland, Mississippi; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Claudia and Ray Hunt of Waveland, Willo and Ules Owens of Union Hill; five grandchildren, Vickie McCown of Lexa, Arkansas, Mitchell McCown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Tammy Benedict of Jacksonville, Florida, John McCown of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tonya Patterson of Orange Park, Florida; eleven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a God child, Phyllis McLachlan, and her home health caregiver, Lawana Beavers of Belleville.

Services were Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker and Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were John McCown, Mitchell McCown, Stanley Cobb, Parker Hunt, Roger Owens, Ules Ray Owens, Don Owens, Jim Coots. Honorary pallbearers were David Thornton and Home Heath Care. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 2003)


Kent, Chester

Chester Kent, age 89, a resident of Russellville, died Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 6, 1913, at Norwood, Missouri to the late Jacob Harvey and Gertrude Rebecca Shepard Kent. He was a Pentecostal and attended the Gospel Tabernacle. He was a former truck driver, and enjoyed peddling fruits and vegetables around the county. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Kent; a sister, Alta Pipes; 2 grandchildren, Debbie Andrews and Kenny Ketcherside; and a great grandson, Brain Andrews.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ruth Kent of Russellville; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy and Euel Ketherside of Russellville, Donna Wade of Russellville, and Shirley Linton of Dover; a sister, Leona Williams of Dardanelle; 9 grandchildren, Sherri Olson, Letty Gunter, Cathy Lackey, Bobby Andrews, Chyrel Feltner, Regina Pendergraft, Dennis Wade, Doug Wade, and Rhonda Dycus; 28 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Saturday, November 2, 2002, at the Gospel Tabernacle with Rev. R. M. Shields officiating. Burial was in the Linker Cemetery at Dover under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Jerry Chronister, Don Chronister, Ronnie Lackey, Tony Ennos, Alan Olson, James Dycus, Lance Pendergraft, and Robert Gunter. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Kammerling, Johnny Story, and Standford Lee. Memorials may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle, P. O. Box 1761, Russellville, AR 72811. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 6, 2002)


Keplar, Mack

Keplar Dies Suddenly At Home - Mack Keplar, age 61, a former resident of Yell County, died suddenly Sunday night, April 1, 1956 at his home in North Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Goldie Keplar and several relatives.

Funeral services were held at England and burial at Birta. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 12, 1956)


Kernes, Dora Elizabeth

Dora Elizabeth Kernes, age 95 of Havana, AR died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 in the Booneville Hospital. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Willie Tippit of Havana; 13 grandchildren including William Fincher of Van Buren; 30 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 26, 1998 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, AR. Burial was in Gill Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 1, 1998)


Kerns, Gwen

Gwen Kerns, age 86 of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born September 19, 1919 at Hector to Homer and Jessie Leavell Garrigus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, George A. "Chock" Kerns.

Survivors include four sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Kerns, Jerry, George and Bob Kerns all of Dardanelle; three daughters and a son-in-law, Garry and Joe Griffin of Dover, Perry Gilchrist of Spokane, WA and Mary Warren of Dardanelle, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Gale Garrigus of Hector; two sisters, Una Lee Cochran of London and Ina Marable of Hector; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at Phoenix Cemetery near Dover, officiated by Rev. Terry Duvall. Arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 2, 2006)


Kerr, Jack Grant

Jack Grant Kerr, age 74, of Ola, AR. died Monday, February 8, 1999 at his home. He was born October 17, 1924 in Benton, AR. to the late E. Jack and Mary Collins Kerr. He retired from 3M Corporation with the Big Rock Division and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. He was a graduate of Central High School in Little Rock, attended the Arkansas Business Law School in Little Rock, was a WWII Navy Veteran and played in the United States Navy Band after graduating from the Navy School of Music in Washington, D. C.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Cook Kerr; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bruce Glover of Fort Smith; two grandsons, Colin Mantooth and Kelly Glover both of Ft. Smith, AR.

Graveside service will be Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 3:30 p. m. at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 10, 1999)


Kersh, Kenneth G. (Dr.)

Dr. Kenneth G. Kersh of Dardanelle passed away on March 23, 2011. Kenneth was the son of George and Georgia Kersh of Fort Smith. His professional collegiate career included the positions of associate professor, full professor, department head, academic vice president and he completed his career as a university president at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Kersh was named the 10th President of Arkansas Tech University in 1973. Dr. Kersh spent over 20 years at Arkansas Tech University. Dr.

Kersh is survived by his wife, Nancy; their five children, Graham and Lily Kersh, Richard and Gina Kersh, Kimberly Kersh, Georgia Kersh Nana and David Winters; grandchildren, Lauren Kersh, Jessica Kersh, Savannah Dye, Shelby Dye, Richard William Kersh, Dane Winters, Nash Winters; and by his sister, Patsy Brown of Springdale. Memorial services for Dr. Kersh will be conducted at All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville at 11 a.m. April 1. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 2011)

Kershner, James Ryan

James Ryan Kershner, age 25, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, June 23, 1999. He was born November 21, 1973 in Riverside, CA. He was a welder.

Survivors are his wife, Leisa Noblett Kershner; two daughters, Rachel and Jessica Kershner both of the home; his parents, Michael and Pattie Trainor Kershner of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Christian Kershner of Dardanelle, AR; paternal grandparents, William and Roseli Kershner of Bolivar, MO.

Services were Saturday at me Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were George Davis, Chris Grace, Ernest Thaxton, Darren Thaxton, Michael Davis, Bobby Kershner, Glen Lackey and Ronnie Thompson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 30, 1999)


Ketcherside, Steven Edward

Steven Edward Ketcherside, 53 of Ola died Tuesday March 18, 2014 in Little Rock. He was born November 19, 1960, in Russellville AR to the late Charles Edward Ketcherside and Martha Evelyn Willcutt.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Ketcherside, his older brother Charles Ellis Ketcherside. and his grandparents.

He is survived by a son, Steven Ketcherside Jr. of Dover, a daughter LeAnn Foster of Dover, 3 grandchildren, mother and step-father, Martha Middleton and husband D.C. of Dardanelle, 3 sisters, Teresa Crites and husband Jeff of Greenbrier, Sandra Ketcherside of Ola, Laura Westbrook of Dardanelle, one brother John Ketcherside of Ola, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A gathering of remembrance was Friday March 21,2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Cremation arrangements are made at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home & Crematory. Greenbrier AR, you may sign the guest book at bishopcritesfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 26, 2014)

Ketcherside, Steven Edward

GREENBRIER - Steven Edward Ketcherside, 53, of Ola died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Little Rock. He was born November 19, 1960, in Russellville to the late Charles Edward Ketcherside and Martha Evelyn Willcutt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ketcherside; his older brother, Charles Ellis Ketcherside; and his grandparents.

He is survived by a son, Steven Ketcherside Jr. of Dover; a daughter, LeAnn Foster of Dover; three grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Martha Middleton and husband D.C. of Dardanelle; three sisters, Teresa Crites and husband Jeff of Greenbrier, Sandra Ketcherside of Ola and Laura Westbrook of Dardanelle; one brother, John Ketcherside of Ola; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A gathering of remembrance will be conducted from 2-4 p.m.

today at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Cremation arrangements are made at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenbrier AR, 501-679-4400. Guest book available at www.bishopcritesfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 21, 2014)

Keyes, Robert

Atlanta Pilot Dies In Plane Crash On Mt. Magazine - Robert Keyes, 28, an Atlanta, Ga. pilot, was killed Sunday when his twin-engine plane crashed on Mt. Magazine. Keyes was flying the new plane from the Cessna factory in Wichita to the DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. Apparently no one saw the crash. The wreckage was sighted about 5:15 p. m. by forest rangers in the Mt. Magazine fire tower. An Army search plane from Ft. Chaffee located the plane just before dark on directions from forest personnel and circled the wreckage until State Police had it located. It had crashed about one-fourth mile from the bluff near the Brown Branch recreation area. Searchers had to follow a logging road and hike about two hours before reaching the wreckage about 10 p. m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 11, 1960)


Keys, Bertha (Murray)

Bertha Keys, 86, of Malvern, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at HSC Medical Center. She was born November 28, 1925 in Hot Springs, to John and Agnes (Hopper) Murray.

Survivors include son, Larry Keys and wife Shirley of Royal; daughters, Cheryl Kapella of Hot Springs, Nancy Mucci and husband Vince of Johnson City, TN, and Jude Burrow and husband Steve of Malvern; and brother, Pat Murray of Kansas City, KS. Bertha had nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was April 6th at Rockport Cemetery with Brother Mark Thornton officiating. Special thanks to HSC Medical Center staff and nurses, ICU Department, and Dr. Shawn Purifoy. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetic Association. Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guestbook at regencyfuneralhome.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 11, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 11 Apr 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Keys, Dorcas Sina (Mrs.)

Mrs. Dorcas Sina Keys, wife of James Douglas Keys, Briggsville, died February 11, and was buried February 12, 1941, in Briggsville Cemetery. She was a devoted Free Will Baptist since the age of 15. Mrs.

Key is the mother of 11 children and is survived by four girls, Mrs. Melton, Mrs. Menney Spears, Mrs. Nancy Spidhour and Mrs. Mandy Land, all of Arkansas; two boys, Charlie Keys, Texas, and Jim Keys of the home. Rev. E. H. Harper held the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1941)

Keys, George Bradford

George Bradford Keys, age 79 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at his home. He was born February 29, 1928 at River Mountain in Logan County to the late James B. and Bitha J. Billings Keys. He attended the Baptist Church and was a member of Boyce Woods VFW Post #3141, DAV and was a 32 Degree Mason.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clarence, Bruce and Carl Keys; two sisters, Clara Parker and Clora Roulston Jay.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Danita Lynn Burlson of Springdale, Sonya J. Brent of Russellville, Leshea M. Moody of Alva, FL; one sister, Mary Ferebee of Virginia; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held February 23, 2008 at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2008)


Keys, Glenda Gay (McGlothin)

Glenda Gay "McGlothin" Keys age 55 of Dardanelle died Friday, December [Jan] 3, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1958 at Russellville to the late Dick and Mae McGlothin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Don Morgan.

Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Keys of Dardanelle; two children; three stepchildren; two sisters; one grandchild; and a step granddaughter.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Visitation was held immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Burial was private. Memorial Donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 532, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. 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 8, 2014)

Keys, Glenda Gay (McGlothin)

Glenda Gay "McGlothin" Keys age 55 of Dardanelle died Friday, January 3, 2014 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1958 at Russellville to the late Dick and Mae McGlothin. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle, and loved spending time with her family, going fishing and writing in her journal.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Don Morgan.

Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Keys of Dardanelle; two children, Ashley Lievsay and husband Bobby, Amanda Kisling and husband Billy Joe all of Dardanelle; three stepchildren, Timothy Hutts of Mississippi, Michela Keys, Richard Keys both of Russellville; two sisters, Kay Parker and Carla Sims and husband Montie all of Dardanelle; one grandchild, Aaron Jones of Dardanelle; step granddaughter, Ivy Elizabeth Keys of Russellville and a special family friend, Randy Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00A.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Ethan Robinson and Gary Blair officiating. Visitation will be held immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be private. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Kisling, Bobby Lievsay, Steven Martin, Mark Thone, Chris Manns, Tommy Manns, Randy Moore. Memorial Donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 532, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. January 6, 2014, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Khamvongsa, Daoreuang R.

Daoreuang R. Khamvongsa, age 34, of Havana, AR, died Saturday, January 4, 1997. She was born in Champasack, Laos July 3, 1962. She worked in portion control at Petit Jean Poultry in Danville.

Survivors include her parents, Pone and Chanthone Khantharoth Inthasith of Havana, AR; her husband, Phanh Khamvongsa of Havana; three daughters, Oy Inthalonsinh, Noy Khamvongsa and Kathy Khamvongsa all of Havana, AR; a sister, Malaythong Vilavahn of Havana; five brothers, Vixieng Inthasith and Vixay Inthasith both of San Antonio, TX, Khamphay Inthasith of Lafayette, LA, Khamphong Inthasith and Bounthong Inthasith both of Havana, AR.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, January 8, 1997 at 1:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Buddhist Monks from Fort Smith officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. This was a single vehicle accident Saturday, January 4, 1997 on Highway 80, 20 miles west of Danville. This is a double funeral, a mother-in-law and son-in-law. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 1997)


Khilling, Carl Gene

Carl Gene Khilling, age 70, of Rogers, AR passed away November 6, 2010 in Rogers. He was born February 9, 1940 in Lavaca, AR to the late Carl L. and Opal M. Bradley Khilling. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include one son, Johnathan Khilling of Rogers, AR; one daughter, Lacey Khilling of Rogers, AR; one brother, Brad Khilling of Haskell, OK; one sister, Brenda Wood of Bentonville, AR; one granddaughter, Rylie Khilling; four nieces and two nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held on Thursday prior to the funeral from 12:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rogers Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 10, 2010)

Kidder, Alta "Dean"

Alta "Dean" Kidder, 72, a resident of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, December 16, 2004, at Chamber's Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born July 1, 1932, at Snowball, Arkansas to William Clayton and Clara Milam Polk. She was a former employee of Wayne Poultry in Danville. She enjoyed crocheting, hunting and spoiling her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Kidder; her son Robert W. "Chubby" Kidder; and two sisters, Millie Kelley and Alice Woods.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Humphreys of El Dorado, Arkansas; two brothers, L. C. Polk of Warren, Michigan and Charles Polk of Waterford, Michigan; three sisters, Barbara Mills of Commerce Township, Michigan, Peggy Parker of Dardanelle, and Jo Parker of Russellville, AR; 3 grandchildren and their spouses; two great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Monday, December 20, 2004, at the Nimrod Baptist Church at Nimrod with Rev. Lonnie Smith officiating. Burial was in the Nimrod Cemetery at Nimrod under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers were Robert McNeal, Don McNeal, Steve Edwards, Bobby Huddleston, Matthew Martin, and Keith Holley. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; Post Office Box 1653; Topeka, Kansas 66601-1653. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 22, 2004)


Kidder, Lomenzo

Lomenzo Kidder, 64, of Nimrod died November 12 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Reba Potts of Ola; two sons, Robert Kidder of Nimrod and L. D. Kidder of Fayetteville; a brother, Ray Kidder, of Houston; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Nimrod Baptist Church Monday, November 14. Burial was in the Nimrod Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1966)

Kidder, Robert W.

Robert W. Kidder, age 42, of Perryville, AR died Wednesday, March 12, 1997 at his home. A son of the late Robert Kidder and Mrs. Alta Polk Kidder of Perryville he was born October 22, 1951 in Pontiac, MI. He was a railroad worker and a member of the Nimrod Volunteer Fire Department.

With his mother he is survived by one sister, Pat Humphreys of El Dorado; three nieces, Sheryl Edwards of Magnolia, Sara and Shelia Humphreys both of El Dorado and his companion, Ella Bryant of Nimrod.

Pallbearers were Mike Eden, Ray Morrow, T. J. Bruck, Lee Payne, Keith McNeal, J. C. Crain, Terry Davis and David McNeal.

Funeral service was March 15 at the First Baptist Church in Nimrod with burial following in the Nimrod Cemetery by the Rev. Stan Payne. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, co Mrs. Jeff Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 1997)


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)

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