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Killion, Mack D.

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

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

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

Killmer, Suzan Birtie

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

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


Kilvert, Jacqueline Rose Gateley Gillie

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

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

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

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


Kimball, Mabel R. Bryant

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

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

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


Kimball, Mabel R. Bryant

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

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

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


Kimball, Myrtle E.

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

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

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

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


Kimberly, Melba Lee

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

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

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


Kimbrough, Blanche Eloise "Lois" (Kitchens)

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

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

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

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

Kimbrough, Blanche Eloise "Lois" (Kitchens)

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

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

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

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

Kimbrough, Hattie Mae

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

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


Kimbrough, Hattie Mae (Norwood)

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

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

Kimbrough, Herman

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

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

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

Kimbrough, James "Kent"

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 30, 2015)

Kimbrough, James "Kent"

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 30, 2015)

Kimbrough, Jessie Mae

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

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

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

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


Kimbrough, John Arvil

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

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

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

Kimbrough, Leo K.

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

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

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

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


Kimbrough, Mr. Julius

Mr. Julius Kimbrough, Woodlake, California, 34 years 7 months old, died March 2, in Exeter, California, was buried at Riley Creek Cemetery March 3 with services by Rev. W.W. Warrington, Methodist pastor at Belleville. He leaves a mother, Mrs. Erta Kimbrough; four sisters, Miss Effie Kimbrough, Mrs. Elbert Kelley, Mrs. James Warvil, and Mrs. Earl Shipley all of Woodlake, California, and Arthur Kimbrough, Benton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 15, 1942)

Kimbrough, Odis Austin

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

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

Kimbrough, Tom

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

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


Kimzey, Modean O.

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

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

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


Kimzey, Patricia Ann "Patsy" (Lewis)

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

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

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

King M.D., John W.

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

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

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

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

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


King, Bill

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

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

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

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


King, Clara E.

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

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

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


King, Clara L. (Cooper)

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

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

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

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

King, Cleo Leon

Cleo Leon King, age 83, passed away Monday, January14, 2008. He was born August 23, 1924 in Gravelly, AR, to Lillie and Edgar King. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and saw action at Okinawa, Ryukyus Islands and the occupation of China. He was married to Mary Charlene Smith for 59 years, until her death in 2001. He was an auto body mechanic for over 30 years at Bill White (Riverside) Chevrolet. After retiring he became a school bus driver for Union Public Schools, where he won "Bus Driver of the Year" in 2001. He was a member of South Lakewood Baptist Church. He had been a deacon and a choir director. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by Charlene; brother, Odell King; sister, Ethel Kitchens and husband, Jess; brother, Robert King and wife, Nellie sister, Lula King; brother-in-law, Robert Hidde; and brother-in-law, Oragel Jones.

He is survived by daughter, Sharon & Bill Grimm; son, Johnny King; a grandson; sister, Nadine Hidde, sister, Louise Jones of Danville, AR, sister, Leah & Rex Hunt of Grass Valley, CA; and brother, Leo & Clara King of Fort Smith, AR.

Service was January 17, 2008 at Moore-Eastlawn, followed by a private graveside service at Bixby Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 23, 2008)


King, Daisy May (Wells)

Mrs. Daisy May King, age 70 of Pacoima, Calif., died December 18. She was a native of Pottsville and lived in Havana for many years before moving to California in the early 1940's. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include her husband, Omer King; two daughters, Wanda Fields and Christine Vietto of California and one step- daughter, Lennis Randall of California; one step-son, Oslin King of California; her step-mother, Mrs. Lillie Wells of Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Majors of Dardanelle and Mrs. Ethel Ingram of Russellville; one brother, Lawrence Wells; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Havana Methodist Church by Rev. Holley. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

King, Darrell B.

Darrell B. King, aged 39, of Clarinda, LA., formerly of Bluffton died Sunday, December 1, 1968. He was a member of the Church Of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; a son Steven B. King of the home; two daughters, Rose Mario and Mary Ann King, both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odell King of Bluffton, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jo Gossage of Virginia.

Funeral will, be at 10 a. m. Thursday at Bluffton Methodist Church. Burial will be at Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/1/1968)


King, Deborah Ridings

Deborah Ridings King, age 37, of Conway, AR formerly of Russellville, AR died Sunday, October 22, 2000 at her home. She was born October 25, 1962 in Hammond, IN to O'Neal and Wanda Holloway Ridings; she was a member of Second Baptist Church in Russellville. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting, from ATU and a master's degree in business operation from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, a step-grandfather, a grandmother and an uncle.

She is survived by, her husband, Donald King; her parents, O'Neal and Wanda Ridings; a brother, Timothy Ridings of Lonoke, AR; a grandmother; two uncles; several nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law, James and Pauline King of Russellville, AR and a special companion, her dog Xena.

Funeral service will be today, at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Shinn Chapel in Russellville with the Rev. David McLemore officiating. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery in Yell County under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2000)


King, Edward

Edward King, age 70 of Ola, a retired grocer, died November 18 at his home. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Tharp King; two sons, Doyle King of Little Rock and Loyle King of Ola; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Cook of Ola and Mrs. Victor Badger of Miami, Fla.; one brother, Charles F. King of Ola; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held November 21 at the Ola Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1963)

King, Eldon Leroy

Eldon Leroy King, 93, of Pottsville, AR went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 19, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital. He was born February 25, 1916 in Chickalah to the late Thomas and Ethel King. He was a sawmiller, farmer and retired ordained Assembly of God minister.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Edith Dodson King; parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include six children and spouses, Travis and Ann King of Cheyenne, WY, Virginia and Robert Tramel of Russellville, Rev. James and Judy King of Vilonia, Rev. Philip and Mary King of Romance, AR, Wanda and Herbert Collins of Little Rock and Donna and George Woolf of Pottsville; a sister, Melda Vae Walker of Ozark, AR; 17 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 24 at 2 p. m. Pottsville Assembly of God Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 24, 2009)


King, Elenora (Sanders) (Mrs.)

Mrs. King, Lower Spring Creek, died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the St. Mary's Hospital Russellville after an operation from which she was supposed to be doing nicely. She was married to W.T. King, September 6, 1906 and to this union was born six children of which four survives her, Mrs. Mable Mayer, Mrs. Aileen Barker, Opal and Gladys Ruth King and a step-son, Clifford King and eight grandchildren. One half-sister, Mrs. Eula Burch, Helena, half brothers George Sanders, Gurdon, Ark., and Jim Sanders, California. In 1908 she was united with the Missionary Church at Mt. Pisgah and was a devoted Christian until death.

Interment was in the Lower Spring Creek Cemetery with services by Rev. William Deese. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 8, 1942)

King, Elmer

Elmer King, aged 74, or Dardanelle died Thursday in a Booneville hospital. He was a native of Chickalah and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Earnest King, of near Dardanelle, Lester King of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Willis of Ola; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 28, 1963)

King, Elmer

Elmer King, aged 74, or Dardanelle died Thursday in a Booneville hospital. He was a native of Chickalah and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Earnest King, of near Dardanelle, Lester King of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Willis of Ola; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 28, 1963)

King, Elmer (Mrs.)

Mrs. Elmer King, age 59, of Centerville, died Monday at a Russellville hospital.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy Willis of Ola; three sons, Ernest and Lester King of Centerville and Cecil King of Little Rock; a brother, Ray Bernard of Harrison; and five sisters, Mrs. Lester Parker of Russellville, Mrs. Hugh Kindrick of Pottsville, Mrs. Winnie Blevin of Conway, Mrs. H. S. Smith of Oklahoma and Miss Leighton Bernard of California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov. 1, 1951)

King, Ernest Lewis

Ernest Lewis King, age 58, of Dardanelle, died Friday, April 30, 2010. He was born April 22, 1952, in Danville to Ernest Glen and Hazel Diana West King. He was the owner of Lewis King Construction in Dardanelle.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Linda Ingram King; children and spouses, Shane and Suzanne King of Wichita, KS, Carla and Dusten Trent of Dover, and Ben and Charity King of Delaware; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Sue King, Charles and Jerri King all of Centerville; grandsons, Allen, Justin, Samuel, and Daniel King, and Jacob Trent.

Services were Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Centerville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jeremy Bull officiating. Burial was in Petillo Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Pallbearers were Marty Brisco, Steve Ivey, Mike Sims. Kirk McConnell, Robert McMullen, and Daniel George. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Sims, Vernon Arnold, Ralph Lvttle, Gary and Keith Murray. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010)


King, Eunice

Mrs. Eunice King, age 80, of Bluffton, widow of Lee King, died Friday, January 16, 1987. She was a member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church.

Survivors are a son, Billy Ray King of Waldron; a daughter, Mrs. Callie Ann Shull of Little Rock; three brothers, Warren Weems and A. W. Weems, both of Carlsbad, N. M. and Marshall Weems of Provo, Utah. three sisters, Miss Grace Weems of Bluffton, Mrs. Alliene Derrick of Little Rock and Mrs. Claudia Blagg of Dumas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at Bluffton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/21/1987)


King, Eunice

BLUFFTON - Mrs. Eunice King, age 80, of Bluffton died Friday, January 16, 1987 at a Little Rock hospital. She was the widow of Lee King and a member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Billy Ray King of Waldron; a daughter, Mrs. Callie Ann Shull of Little Rock; three brothers, Warren Weems and A. W. Weems of Carlsbad, N. M. and Marshall Weems of Provo, Utah; three sisters, Grace Weems of Bluffton, Alliene Derrick of Little Rock and Claudia Blagg of Dumas; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Bluffton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rosemary Williams. Burial will be in Bluffton Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The body will lie in state at Corn-well Funeral Home at Danville from 2 p. m. today to 11 30 a. m. Monday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


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